STEFANO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
DICIANNA, Franco
Passed away peacefully on January 18, 2005. Beloved husband of Gina DICIANNA. He will be sadly missed by his children Mimmo DICIANNA and Cammie STEFANO and his treasured grandchildren Stefano, Michaela, Milano, Nicolette, Gianfranco and Alessandra. Franco will also be missed by many cherished family members and Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 92 Steeles Ave. West on Friday, January 21st at 9: 30 a.m.

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STEFANO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
NUNNARI, STEFANO
You still live on in the hearts and minds Of the loving family you left behind. The family is sad to announce the passing of Stefano NUNNARI on February 15th, 2005. Beloved husband of Maria. Loving father of Grace and Vince MARIANI, Luisa, Joe and Andy. Cherished nonno of Elise and Matthew. Brother of Maria and Angelo, Teresa and Domenic, Clemenza and Carlo, Carmela and Enzo, Silvio and Heather. Predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Grazia. Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr., (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane Street, 416-249-4499) on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday February 17, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 18, 2005 at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations will be accepted by the family to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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STEFANO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
DI STEFANO, Sergio
Peacefully, with family at his side, amid laughter and tears, stories and songs, on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, in his 76th year at the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke. Beloved husband of Delores (DEL GRANDE,) loving father of Robert. Sergio was a much loved, kind-hearted, generous spirit and will be sorely missed. The family would like to acknowledge the hard work and special care provided by Dr. David CAPLAN and the Nursing Staff in the Palliative Care Unit, 9th floor. Family and Friends will be received at Bernardo Funeral Home, 855 Albion Rd., (east of Islington, south side) Etobicoke, 416-747-7231 on Friday December 2 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and Saturday December 3 from 11-1 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew's Church, 2547 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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STEFANOVIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-08 published
ROWLAND, Raymond Thomas
Raymond Thomas passed away with his family at his side on May 6, 2005 in his 73rd year. Dear husband of the late Eileen (FERRELL) ROWLAND. Fondly remembered by Allan (Janet) ROWLAND, Michael ROWLAND, Patrick (Sherry) ROWLAND, all of London, Deborah (Alek) STEFANOVIC of Brantford, Thomas ROWLAND of Ottawa and Richard (Laura) ROWLAND of London and his many grand and great grandchildren. Dear brother of William (Betty) ROWLAND of Brantford. Predeceased by his parents George and Nettie ROWLAND, his sisters Constance ROWLAND and Ruth TUCK and his brother Gordon. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue, on Monday afternoon at 12: 30 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday evening at 7: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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STEFANOVICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-02 published
BARTWICK, Stanley
(World War 2 - Sgt. with 48th Highlanders; Lifetime member of 48th Old Comrades Association; Retired longtime employee of Viceroy Mfg. Co.) Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, January 1, 2005 in his 90th year. Dearly beloved husband of June for 59 years. Treasured father of Judy and Nancy and her husband Bob MELCHIOR. Cherished " Gramp" of Todd. Predeceased by his brothers Charles and Gus. The family extends their sincere thanks to Dr. Chris STEFANOVICH for his compassionate care. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 6-8: 30 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Canadian Red Cross, or The Old Comrades Association would be appreciated.

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STEFANSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
STEFANSKY, Louis
Peacefully, at the Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick, on Saturday, February 12, 2005 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Dear father of Karey and her husband Al DAWE, Mark and his wife Irene, Michael, Mary Lou and her husband Walter FLEMING/FLEMMING. Dear Papa to 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Cindy. A heart felt thank you to Dr. STAPLETON, the nursing staff, administration, housekeeping, maintenance and kitchen staff at Cedarvale Lodge for all of their care and support over the years. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria St. Aurora, (905) 727-5421, on Tuesday March 1, 2005 from 11: 00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery.

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STEFANUTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
STEFANUTO, Anna
Suddenly after a long illness with breast cancer at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site, on January 26, 2005, at the age of 65. Beloved wife of the late Guiseppe. Devoted mother of Laura, Rocky, Joanne and her son-in-law Paul and future daughter-in-law Monica. Loving grandmother of Julian, Annalisa and Alissa and twins that are on the way. She will remain in our hearts forever. 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 from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass will be held on Monday, January 31 at 9: 30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Entombment Beechwood Cemetery.

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STEFFEF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-16 published
BODDY, Naomi Mary (née RAYMOND)
(Long Time Member Catholic Women's League - Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Brampton) (25 Years Of Service In The Canadian Federal Government Including Air Traffic Control At Pearson International Airport)
Suddenly at the Peel Memorial Hospital - Brampton on Monday November 14, 2005 Naomi BODDY in her 88th year. Born in Ottawa she was the dearly beloved wife of the late Norman. Loved daughter of Louis and May (FINN) RAYMOND. Dear sister of Joy LEWIS (Edward) of Calgary, Donald RAYMOND (Evelyn) of Michigan, and the late Evelyn DALEY of Ottawa, Marjorie MARTIN of Ottawa, Audrey STEFFEF of Detroit, George RAYMOND of California, and Eileen FITZGERALD of Toronto. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends here and abroad. Dear friend of Father Ronald KRAFCHIK. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home - 52 Main Street South, Brampton from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A mass of Christian burial to take place Thursday from Saint Mary's R.C. Church (66A Main Street South - Brampton) at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery - Mississauga. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be sent to naomi.boddy@wardfh.com

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STEFFEF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
BODDY, Naomi Mary (née RAYMOND)
(Long time member Catholic Women's League - Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Brampton) (25 years of service in the Canadian Federal Government including air traffic control at Pearson International Airport) Suddenly at the Peel Memorial Hospital - Brampton on Monday, November 14, 2005, Naomi BODDY, in her 88th year. Born in Ottawa she was the dearly beloved wife of the late Norman. Loved daughter of Louis and May (FINN) RAYMOND. Dear sister of Joy LEWIS (Edward) of Calgary, Donald RAYMOND (Evelyn) of Michigan, and the late Evelyn DALEY of Ottawa, Marjorie MARTIN of Ottawa, Audrey STEFFEF of Detroit, George RAYMOND of California, and Eileen FITZGERALD of Toronto. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends here and abroad. Dear friend of Father Ronald KRAFCHIK. Resting at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South, Brampton from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial to take place Thursday from Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (66A Main Street South, Brampton) at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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STEFFEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-28 published
SAMPSON/SAMSON, Robert J. " Paddy"
(retired Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television producer/director/executive producer)
On Thursday, November 24, 2005, of complications arising from a chronic lung illness. Paddy was born in Belfast, Ulster, June 18 1926, and raised 12 miles along the road in Holywood. Jim, as his mother Jean and father Bob called him, lied about his age and joined the Royal Navy at 15, spending most of World War 2 on ships in the Pacific where he was nick-named "Paddy"; the name stuck. A post-war career as a stage lighting director in London and in rep theatre around England made him a natural for a career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He started in 1952 as a stage hand, quickly moved up through the ranks of what were the beginnings of a new medium, and finally claimed variety shows as his own. He was a brilliant director who had a special knack with stars and coaxed great performances from the talent and crews alike. He retired from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1985 leaving a gap never bridged. The acclaimed opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary which involved a cast of thousands was his last great omnibus event. Paddy was a great reader; he rose before dawn to digest ideas and facts before he even considered breakfast. Nothing gave him more pleasure than arguing the details of history and yet he was the most agreeable of men. For Bette LADEROUTE, his wife and pal of 36 years, the loss is immeasurable. Paddy, who has lived in Port Hope for the last six years, is predeceased by his parents, his brother Jack, also a television director, and his niece Christine SAMPSON/SAMSON. He will be greatly missed by his sister Elizabeth STEFFEN (Malcolm GREYSON,) sister-in-law Christel SAMPSON/SAMSON, nieces Shanty STEFFEN and Carol SUTHERLAND, nephew Robert SAMPSON/SAMSON, ten great nieces and nephews and his many Friends. A private family service will be held in Port Hope and plans for a good old Irish wake will be announced in the New Year.

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STEFFEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-28 published
SAMPSON/SAMSON, Robert J. " Paddy"
(Retired Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television producer/director/executive producer) On November 24, 2005, of complications arising from a chronic lung illness. Paddy was born in Belfast, Ulster, June 18, 1926, and raised 12 miles along the road in Holywood. Jim, as his mother Jean and father Bob called him, lied about his age and joined the Royal Navy at 15, spending most of World War 2 on ships in the Pacific where he was nick-named "Paddy"; the name stuck. A post-war career as a stage lighting director in London and in rep theatre around England made him a natural for a career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He started in 1952 as a stage hand, quickly moved up through the ranks of what was the beginnings of a new medium, and finally claimed variety shows as his own. He was a brilliant director who had a special knack with stars and coaxed great performances from the talent and crews alike. He retired from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1985 leaving a gap never bridged. The acclaimed opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary which involved a cast of thousands was his last great omnibus event. Paddy was a great reader; he rose before dawn to digest ideas and facts before he even considered breakfast. Nothing gave him more pleasure than arguing the details of history and yet he was the most agreeable of men. For Bette LADEROUTE, his wife and pal of 36 years, the loss is immeasurable. Paddy, who has lived in Port Hope for the last six years, is predeceased by his parents, his brother Jack, also a television director, and his niece Christine SAMPSON/SAMSON. He will be greatly missed by his sister Elizabeth STEFFEN (Malcolm GREYSON,) sister-in-law Christel SAMPSON/SAMSON, nieces Shanty STEFFEN and Carol SUTHERLAND, nephew Robert SAMPSON/SAMSON, ten great-nieces and nephews and his many Friends. A private family service will be held in Port Hope and plans for a good old Irish wake will be announced in the New Year.

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STEFFENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
STEFFENS, Anton " Tony" Gerhard
Peacefully at Northridge Long Term Care Centre, Oakville on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at the age of 86. Tony, beloved husband of Barbara (née HAYWOOD) STEFFENS. Loving father of Alan and his wife Kathy. Dear grandfather of Jeremy, Tabitha, Joshua, Sarah, Benjamin and Keegan. Tony will be fondly remembered by his sister Tina of Germany and is predeceased by his sister Ruth and brother Heinz of Germany. A Service of Remembrance will be held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Cooksville Congregation, 1381 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Canada, Box 4100, Halton Hills (Georgetown) L7G 4Y4 would be greatly appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home Burlington, 903-632-3333). www.smithsfh.com

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STEFFLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-05 published
STEFFLER, Patricia Margaret
Surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, August 1st, 2005, Patricia Margaret, the beloved wife of Douglas Philip STEFFLER for forty-two years. Devoted mother of Randy and his wife, Leigh-Ann and Chris and his wife, Kelly. Predeceased by her daughter, Nancy Lynne, in 1991. Proud grandmother of Dylan and Colby. A private family service was held. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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STEFFLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-21 published
HODGE, Donald Robert
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 62. Beloved partner of the late Sandy (2003.) Dear father of Tracie STEFFLER and her husband Dan, Brad and his wife Michelle all of Kitchener and step-father of Todd (Kelly) in Sarnia and Liam (Jody) MacDONALD of Vancouver. Proud Papa to Raine, Brooklyn, Christopher, Carter and Mikayla. Dear brother of Charlie of Kitchener, Arthur (Betty) of Hamilton, Glen (Shirley) of Port Elgin, Marjorie (Norm) KAUFMAN of Port Elgin, Helen (Norm) KENNEDY of Southampton, Ray (Anna) of Tara, Gladys CANNON of Port Elgin, Carleen (Gord) RUSHTON of Jarvis, Shirley (Bill) McINTOSH of Tiverton. Predeceased by brothers Victor, Fred, Albert and sisters Grace, Rose. Donald's family will receive relatives and Friends from 5-5: 45 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener 749 - 8467 followed by a memorial service in the chapel of the funeral home at 6 p.m. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy donations to Sick Children's Hospital, Toronto or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (card available at the funeral home) Visit www.obit411.com/1832 for Donald's memorial.

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STEFFLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-24 published
QUEDA, Alma Laura
Passed away at the Meaford General Hospital on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005. Alma QUEDA in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Gerhard QUEDA of Meaford. Dear mother of Larry and Jean WELAND of Waterloo, Douglas and Susan WELAND of Winnipeg, Diane and Ron LIPPERT of New Hamburg. Predeceased by Betty REPTKE and Gary QUEDA, and one brother Howard STEFFLER. Sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, where the funeral service and committal will be held on Friday afternoon, November 25th at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation from 11: 00 a.m. until time of service on Friday. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford.

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STEFFLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-24 published
LAIRD, Betty Jean (formerly NICOL, née MORROW)
Peacefully at the Bobier Villa, Dutton on Saturday, May 21st, 2005, Betty Jean LAIRD, formerly of Kitchener, in her 73rd year. Born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, predeceased by her father, Harold MORROW and husband Harry NICOL, Betty is dearly loved and will be sadly missed by her husband Jack of Dutton, mother Kay DAVIES, children Evan NICOL (Darlene), Leslee NICOL (Don), Dwayne NICOL (Sherri), grandchildren Stephanie (Scott), Brandace (Rob) and Shawn. Also missed by her sister Audrey STEFFLER (Pete) and their children Darrell (Kathy) and Brenda (Ron), brother-in-law Bill LAIRD (Alice) and their children Cindy (Lorne,) Debbie (Joe) and Kim (Jeff) and her great nieces and nephew. Cremation. Friends are invited to a celebration of Betty's life at the Grace Anglican Parish Hall, West Lorne on Wednesday, May 25th from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. If desired donations to the Bobier Villa (Dutton) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Padfield Funeral Home, Rodney (519) 785-0810.

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STEFFLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-01 published
ATKINSON, Shirley (SHANDRAW)
Passed away peacefully at her residence, Bramalea, on Sunday, January 30, 2005. Shirley SHANDRAW, age 71 years. Dear mother of Deborah (Mrs. Ralph GEROW), Penticton, British Columbia; Brenda (Mrs. Ron BEAUVAIS,) Innisfil; Vanda CARSON, Listowel; Donna ATKINSON, Toronto and Darin SHEARDOWN, Toronto. Lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Audrey McCABE, Bolton; Marilyn (Mrs. George CLAIRDA), Arthur June (Mrs. Ed STEFFLER), Arthur; Barbara (Mrs. Paul WITIUK), Brampton; Nancy (Mrs. Arthur TREMPE), Brampton and predeceased by Marion McCUIGAN, Jane Ann TOWNSEND and Ralph SHANDRAW. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South (Hwy. 50), Bolton, (905-857-2213), Wednesday evening 7-9 o'clock. There will be no funeral service. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation of Ontario, 1730 McPherson Court, Suite 30, Pickering, L1W 3E6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com.

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STEFFLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
STEFFLER, Ruth Marguerite (née CAMMACK)
Life Member of R.N.A.O., Bachelor of Science in Nursing. At the Lakeridge Health Centre Bowmanville on Monday, March 28th, 2005 in her 86th year. Marguerite, wife of the late George STEFFLER. Daughter of the late Ruth and George CAMMACK. Dear sister of Katheleen (Mrs. Henry PERRY), John, Edward and the late Thomas and Robert. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Mrs. STEFFLER will be resting at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby, 905-668-3410 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Friday 2 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation to the charity of choice.

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STEFFLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
DRIEDZIC, Geraldine
Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at King Gardens Nursing Home. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bill. Loving mother of Suzanne TAPLIN and her husband Graham, Daniel and his wife Anita, and Laura STEFFLER and her husband Ken. Dear grandmother of Tim, Mark and Shawn TAPLIN, Lauren and Robert DRIEDZIC, and Bryan and Leslie STEFFLER. A private funeral service was held at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel. Interment Assumption Cemetery. If desired, remembrances made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be a appreciated by the family.

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STEFIK o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-07-20 published
RABIDEAU, Elmer
Elmer RABIDEAU a long time resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 88 years. He was born in Dover Township and was a son of the late George and Marguerite (ROSE) RABIDEAU. Elmer was a Parish member of Holy Family Church, Knights of Columbus Council #2102 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18 in Wallaceburg. He was a farmer in the Dover Township area for most of his life. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (MYERS) RABIDEAU. Loving father and father-in-law of Terry and Mary Lee RABIDEAU of R.R.#6 Wallaceburg and Billie Gail and Dennis STEFIK of R.R.#7 Dresden. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Marie RICHMOND, Rita GLADWISH, Eleanor WEBSTER, Geraldine and Art DESCHAMPS, Evelyn and Des VANDE VELDE, Clarice MORELAND, Marguerite LAUWEREYS, Mary RABIDEAU, Tina RABIDEAU and Reg and Sally RABIDEAU. Predeceased by his sisters Josephine and Mildred and his brothers Wilfred, Floyd, George and Gregory. The late Elmer RABIDEAU rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, until Tuesday, July 19, 2005 when the funeral mass was celebrated from Holy Family Church at 11 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, celebrant. Mr. Dennis MYERS presided at the organ and Ken RABIDEAU offered a solo. The Gifts were brought to the altar by Mike STEFIK, Karen DUTRY and Connie PERRIN. The Readings were offered by Stephen RABIDEAU, Ken RABIDEAU and Shelley AARSSEN. The Pall Bearers were Matt DUTRY, Joe AARSSEN, Kyle AARSSEN, Kirk PERRIN, Tyler RABIDEAU, Nathan RABIDEAU, Ryan RABIDEAU and Tim RABIDEAU. The Flower Bearers were Heather AARSSEN, Ashlea RABIDEAU, Sarah RABIDEAU, Kayla STEFIK and Alex STEFIK. Interment has taken place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Knights of Columbus prayers were offered at the funeral home Sunday at 7: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund or the Charity of Your Choice may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Elmer RABIDEAU.

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STEFIK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-18 published
RABIDEAU, Elmer
Elmer RABIDEAU, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Friday, July, 15, 2005 at Sydenham Campus, in Wallaceburg, at the age of 88 years. He was a son of the late George and Marguerite ROSE) RABIDEAU. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (MYERS) RABIDEAU. Loving father and father-in-law of Terry and Mary Lee RABIDEAU of R.R.#6 Wallaceburg and Billie Gail and Dennis STEFIK of R.R.#7 Dresden. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Marie RICHMOND, Rita GLADWISH, Eleanor WEBSTER, Geraldine and Art DESCHAMPS, Evelyn and Des VANDE VELDE, Clarice MORELAND, Marguerite LAUWEREYS, Mary RABIDEAU, Tina RABIDEAU and Reg and Sally RABIDEAU. Predeceased by his sisters Josephine and Mildred and his brothers Wilfred, Floyd, George and Gregory. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg on Monday, July 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated from Holy Family Church, in Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund or the Charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home.

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STEFINA o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-02-02 published
JANSSENS, Jeanne Maria (née SOMERS)
Mrs. Jeanne Maria JANSSENS a resident of Port Lambton passed away on Monday Juanuary 24, 2005 at C.K.H.A. Sydenham Campus, in Wallaceburg at the age of 92 years. She was born in Hoboken, Belgium and was a daughter of the late Jozef and Maria (PALMANS) SOMERS. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the C.W.L. in Port Lambton. Jeanne immigrated to Canada in 1949 with her husband and children. They had resided in Blenhiem and Leamington until they farmed on the 5th concession of Sombra Township. Beloved wife of the late Edward H. JANSSENS (1979.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Georgette and the late Roger Apers of Tupperville, Yvonne and Hector VAN DAMME of Wallaceburg, George and Marcia JANSSENS of Dresden, Frank and Nancy JANSSENS of Port Huron, Christine JANSSENS and her friend David FREED of Victoria, British Columbia and Margaret and Joe VERHOEVEN of Chatham. Sadly missed by 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Kind sister-in-law of Rosalia JANSSENS of Belgium and August and Josephine JANSSENS of Kerwood. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by an infant daughter, one sister and two brothers. The late Mrs. JANSSENS rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg, until Friday, January 28, 2005 when the funeral mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Port Lambton at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, celebrant. Mr. Dennis MYERS presided at the organ and the church choir sang the mass. A eulogy was given by Jean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. The readings were done by Eric VERHOEVEN, Ellen Jennen and Michelle ANJIMA. The pall was placed on the casket by her children. The gifts were brought up to the alter by Joanne JOHNSTON, Brian JOHNSTON, Linda STEFINA, Erika STEFINA and Lisa VERHOEVEN. Pall Beaerers were Rene APERS, David APERS, Ed JANSSENS, Gerry JANSSENS, Ron VAN DAMME and Michael VERHOEVEN. Flower Bearers were Kathleen VANDEVENNE, Jennifer HASTINGS, Donna JANSSENS and Jane McFADDEN. Interment was in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. C.W.L. prayers were offered at the funeral home on Thursday at 3 p.m. Parish prayers were offered at the funeral home on Thursday at 8 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses Nursing Education or the Sydenham Hospital Continuing Care may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Jeanne JANSSENS.

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STEFURA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-09 published
Arthur TOWNEND, Architect (1924-2005)
Sudbury practitioner's designs included the stunning Revenue Canada Taxation Data Centre and brought the city into the 21st century
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, September 9, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Not long after Arthur TOWNEND had designed and erected the first, flat-roofed house in Sudbury, Ontario in 1953, his son Gordon came home from school a little perplexed after his teacher had asked him to produce a drawing of their family home.
Gordon asked his father why he wanted a flat-roofed house erected and his father replied, "So Santa Claus and his reindeer can land safely with their sleigh on Christmas Eve." Whether it was flat roofs or other projects, Arthur TOWNEND's work as an architect was unique, contemporary and modern -- all characteristics that arose from his empathy for the famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Thanks to Mr. TOWNEND, the stereotype image of Sudbury as a depressing, rough, transient, mining town built on unforgiving Cambrian Shield rock was dramatically swept aside. His imaginative approach to architecture changed the cityscape, whether it was the Civic Square municipal government office project, the huge Revenue Canada Taxation Data Centre, the original Laurentian Hospital, or St. Andrew's Place (a combined United Church and senior citizens' complex). He also designed hospitals in the Ontario communities of Sault Ste. Marie, Smooth Rock Falls and Thunder Bay, and fashioned a nautical-themed look with a multi-curved roof for the Canadian Coast Guard building in Parry Sound, Ontario
He is also responsible for 17 rather spiffy houses, most of them built in the tony Ramsay Lake section of the city. They are desirable, prized and elegant properties. "Anything designed by Arthur is a very classical home, compared to the modern bungalows." said Blaine NICHOLLS, one of Mr. TOWNEND's former partners.
"Arthur took Sudbury into the 21st century," said Janna Ramsay BEST, who is an acknowledged TOWNEND expert. "It's a mining town that has become a sophisticated regional capital and a Northern Ontario hub for education, health and government, and Arthur played a big part in that.
"Sudburians were very accepting of Arthur's cosmopolitan vision which brought pleasing contemporary architecture to Sudbury that was synonymous with progress," said Ms. BEST, who, as an M.A. student at Laurentian University, wrote a 160-page thesis titled The Architectural Imagination of S. Arthur TOWNEND. "He helped bring the latest styles and techniques to a city on the verge of change and expansion."
Sidney Arthur TOWNEND was born under a table in Banes, Cuba, during a hurricane. He spent his first three years on the Caribbean island where his parents operated United Food Company. Later, his parents moved to Union Hill, Jamaica, where he was raised on a family-owned plantation that employed 150 workers.
He left home as a young man to attend McGill University in Montreal where he first studied engineering and then switched to architecture. In the fall of 1942, he answered a wartime call for students to help the farmers of Western Canada bring in that year's harvest. He was placed on a squalid farm near Regina where he soon came down with polio. He spent a month in hospital in Regina until McGill officials arranged for him to be transported back to Montreal. Most of the next year was spent recuperating in Jamaica and he did not return to McGill until the fall of 1943.
Mr. TOWNEND graduated in 1948 and found a job with the Sudbury architect Louis FABBRO, who, three years before, had given him a summer internship. He fell in love with Sudbury and the North, resisting the pleas of family and Friends who tried to persuade him to return to Jamaica. He also fell in love with a girl. Soon after joining Mr. FABBRO, he and a draftsman from the firm were riding a bus when they noticed a pretty young lady standing on the sidewalk. "I'm going to marry that girl," Mr. TOWNEND told the draftsman.
Sure enough, he did. After meeting Evelyn SHEAHAN several days later at a dance, he proposed on their first date.
Meanwhile, building projects piled up at the firm. Mr. FABBRO was one of the few Sudbury architects to receive contracts during a time when most of the new buildings in town were designed by big-city firms that sent plans up North without studying the sites or understanding the climate and environment of Northeastern Ontario.
After a number of years in partnership with Mr. FABBRO, Mr. TOWNEND broke away to freelance. As a result of intuition, aggressiveness and the pressing demands of a growing family, he landed a job in 1964 to design the new Laurentian Hospital.
"It was risky for Arthur to leave Mr. FABBRO because he had eight mouths to feed so he was very happy to get the hospital project," Evelyn TOWNEND said.
It was also the beginning of a partnership involving Mr. TOWNEND, John STEFURA, Corky BALESHTA and Mr. NICHOLLS.
"Laurentian Hospital is very modern-looking considering it's over 30 years old," Mr. NICHOLLS said. "Hospitals are very complex inside, especially from a functional perspective... not just for staff, but visitors. Arthur was able to do something great with it. It was supposed to be a whitish colour on the outside but the hospital people wanted to save $50,000 so it became a brown colour."
The Civic Square building (now called Tom Davies Square) also boasted a distinct TOWNEND flavour. It wasn't a stock approach to a government building. Instead, Mr. TOWNEND designed a four-level building and all the levels open to a common public space and atrium.
"Arthur broke away from the typical departmentalized approach to an office building," Mr. NICHOLLS said.
He applied the same approach in the early 1970s when he designed the federal taxation centre, the place where thousands of Canadians send their tax returns. Once the site of Sudbury Stadium, which housed several baseball fields, the taxation centre was designed to open up two main levels to an open atrium space that doubled as a dining area. He designed it in such a way as to produce natural light into a lobby area, making it attractive for staff and visitors. To blend buildings in harmony with nature, he gave the exterior a light-coloured skin of pre-cast cement.
"Arthur looked at the site to see how the site would do for the building not what the building would do for the site," Mr. STEFURA said.
In 1986, Mr. TOWNEND's firm obtained the contract for the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre (located at Laurentian Hospital) and he retired two years later.
Over the years, he won two national design awards but chose not to write about his projects. He acknowledged that while many of his fellow architects were very good at writing about architecture, he chose not to do it himself. "I'd rather the buildings speak for themselves," he said.
Sidney Arthur TOWNEND was born in Banes, Cuba on November 8, 1924. He died in Sudbury, Ontario on July 9, 2005 after several years of frail health. He is survived by his wife Evelyn and children Gordon, Arthur, Deborah, Mary, Barbara, John and Jane.

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STEGENGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-08 published
BROOKE, Edward -- Dispatch:
By Jeff BROOKE, Saturday, January 8, 2005 - Page M6
Edward BROOKE, a gay man who lived most of his adult life in Toronto, was not well known, even within the city's homosexual community. But his quiet life was telling all the same.
He epitomized many gay men of his generation, born in the first half of the past century.
Mr. BROOKE, who died of a heart attack in early November at the age of 63, was married briefly in the late 1960s and acted as a father to his wife's two children from a previous marriage.
When he divorced and came out of the closet in the 1970s, his new sexual identity was not accepted by his conservative family in London, Ontario, launching a gradual erosion of ties to his relatives and prompting him to move to the more-tolerant Toronto.
In the city, he had a long relationship with Willem STEGENGA, an outgoing furniture dealer.
During their time together, Mr. BROOKE experienced the peaks of his life. He and Mr. STEGENGA made money in Toronto's real-estate market and used some of their profits on glamorous trips, an Alfa Romeo sports car and home furnishings. They once took the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship to Europe and flew home on the Concorde.
But the A.I.D.S. crisis of the late 20th century interrupted the good times when Mr. STEGENGA died of the disease in 1994.
Friends say Mr. BROOKE never recovered, and his grief was complicated by poor health and dwindling financial resources in his final years. He died in a small studio apartment in central Toronto, estranged from much of his family.
A bookkeeper most of his life, he had less than $500 to his name when he died. But he left behind an antique chest of drawers containing the souvenirs of his life, including Concorde matchbooks from the day he flew high enough to see the curvature of the Earth.
By Jeff BROOKE, Edward BROOKE's nephew

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STEIDMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-26 published
SHANKMAN, Dr. Leonard V.
Suddenly at University Hospital on Friday, November 25th, 2005, Dr. Leonard V. SHANKMAN of London in his 90th year. His devoted and loving wife for 64 years, Nettie, was by his side. Beloved father of Phyllis STEIDMAN and her husband Maxwell and Linda CHUD and predeceased by son Dr. Lorne SHANKMAN. Devoted grandfather of Jason and his wife Genevieve, Jennifer, Joshua and Michael and proud great-grandfather of Samantha. Dear brother of Gladys ZALDIN and brother-in-law to Hilda GREENBLATT and Jean and Bob LISS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dr. SHANKMAN was for years a pillar of the London Jewish Community and a respected member of the London dental profession. He served as Captain in the Royal Canadian Dental Corp during World War 2. Leonard's legacy of generosity and love will live on in those he leaves behind. The funeral will be conducted at Or Shalom Synagogue, 534 Huron St. on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rabbi Larry LANDER officiating. Shiva will be held at 1647 Stoneybrook Cres. N. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street in charge of arrangements (433-6181). Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dr. SHANKMAN.

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STEIDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-26 published
SHANKMAN, Dr. Leonard V.
Suddenly at University Hospital on Friday, November 25th, 2005, Dr. Leonard V. SHANKMAN of London in his 90th year. His devoted and loving wife for 64 years, Nettie, was by his side. Beloved father of Phyllis STEIDMAN and her husband Maxwell and Linda CHUD and predeceased by a son Dr. Lorne SHANKMAN. Devoted grandfather of Jason and his wife Genevieve, Jennifer, Joshua and Michael and proud great grandfather of Samantha. Dear brother of Gladys ZALDIN and brother-in-law to Hilda GREENBLATT and Jean and Bob LISS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dr. SHANKMAN was for years a pillar of the London Jewish Community and a respected member of the London dental profession. He served as Captain in the Royal Canadian Dental Corp during World War 2. Leonard's legacy of generosity and love will live on in those he leaves behind. The funeral will be conducted at Or Shalom Synagogue, London, on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rabbi Larry LANDER officiating. Shiva will be held at 1647 Stoneybrook Cres. N., London on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Logan Funeral Home, London, in charge of arrangements (519-433-6191). Online condolences www.loganfh.ca
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STEIGENGA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-05 published
STEIGENGA, " Jan" John
Peacefully passed away, on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at the age of 80. Dearly beloved husband of Katie (TIET.) Loving father of Kathy (Mike RUIGROK,) Durk STEIGENGA (Linda CARTER,) Ingrid (John HALLS,) and John STEIGENGA (Susan TYLER.) "Uncle John" will be missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sister, family and Friends. As per John's wishes, a private service has taken place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society in John's memory.

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STEIGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-19 published
BOCCIA, John
God called John suddenly on December 17th, 2005 from the Trillium Health Centre at the age of 73. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Rose BOCCIA née STEIGER. He will be reunited in heaven with his first wife Rose BOCCIA née ROSSETTO and his parents. He will be cherished by his dear children Debbie, Donna, John and his wife Shirley. Proud grandfather of Marcella, Deanna, Courtney and Michael. He will always be remembered by his brother Joe and his wife Jean. He will be held dear in the hearts of his nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332) on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from St. Wilfrid Roman Catholic Church (1675 Finch Avenue West, at Sentinel). Burial to follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (on Yonge Street, south of Hwy. 7). In lieu of flowers, the Boccia family will accept donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Villa Forum Nursing Home.

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STEIGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
BOCCIA, Rose (née STEIGER)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on December 21, 2005. Daughter of the late Martin and Annie STEIGER. Loving wife and mother of the late John BOCCIA and his children Debbie, Donna and John (Shirley). Nana Rose to Marcella, Deanna, Courtney and Michael. Rose is survived by her brothers and sisters: Ann (John), Betty (Dave), Marty (Mary-Lynn), John (Pam) and Eva as well as many nieces and nephews. Since Rose's diagnosis in 2003 she has lived her life with courage, strength and faith surrounded by the love of Ann and John, their children and grandchildren, her guardian angel Mugs and her many Friends. Special thanks to Dr. L. MARK, Sue Kelly FAULKNER, R.N., Community Care Access Centre, Dr. M. MILOSEVIC, the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. N. MERROW, the Southlake Palliative Care Team and especially the Palliative Care volunteers. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Saint John Chrysostom Church on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose's memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Community Bread Program at Saint John Chrysostom Church. "Mary, my Mother, I placed everything in your hands." (I.34)

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STEIGERWALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
STEIGERWALD, John
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Corporation Bowmanville on November 20th, 2005. John, at the age of 58. Resting at the Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice, Ontario (905-432-8484) with Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Courtice on Thursday, November 24th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. The family of John will receive Friends on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Bowmanville Humane Society would be appreciated.

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STEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-06 published
HODGINS, Barbara Ann (née CUNNINGHAM)
Barbara Ann (CUNNINGHAM) HODGINS is safely home. "Well done, good and faithful servant". Barb passed away peacefully at her late residence, R.R.#3, Kippen on Saturday, February 5, 2005 in her 57th year. Barbara was the cherished wife and best friend of Ward HODGINS. She was the beloved mother of Jennifer and Scott GIGNAC of Lindsay and Megan and John SCRUTON of Clinton. An incredible Nana to Laurissa, Sarah, Lauren and Logan. She is survived by her parents Arthur and Beverley CUNNINGHAM of Exeter, brothers David and Chris CUNINGHAM of Tavistock and Don and Ruth Ann CUNNINGHAM of Clandeboye and brother-in-law Wayne and Rosemary HODGINS of London. She is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and many brothers and sisters in Christ. Predeceased by her father-in-law Murray HODGINS and her mother-in-law Iva (HODGINS) HORD. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hwy #4 at the Kirkton Road on Wednesday, February 9th at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Kevin RUTLEDGE and Pastor Scott STEIN officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Gideons International or the Leprosy Mission of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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STEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-02 published
SHARROW, Ileen Margaret (née STEBBINS)
Unexpectedly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Saturday, April 30, 2005, Ileen Margaret (STEBBINS) SHARROW, of Grand Bend, age 86. Beloved wife of Ivan L. SHARROW for 63 years. Loved mother and motherin-law of Barbara and Wayne O'ROURKE of Walkerton, Brian and his partner Joyce of R.R.#2, Grand Bend and Janice Ann SHARROW at home. Loving grandma of Steve O'ROURKE and partner Wendy, Carolyn and Brad McKEEMAN, Kevin and Leeanne O'ROURKE, Matthew SHARROW, Laura SHARROW and great-grandma of Cameron, Alicia, Jacob, Kirby, Keenan and Jeremy. Loved by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by sister Mona GAISER (2003,) parents Ira (1970) and Hazel (WEBB) (1993) STEBBINS. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, (London Road at Kirkton Road, South of Exeter) Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Scott STEIN officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Community Living - South Huron or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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STEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-22 published
DAWKINS, Dr. Elwyn Billy
Suddenly, at London Health Science Centre, University Hospital, with his wife at his side on Monday, June 20, 2005. Dr. Elwyn Billy DAWKINS of London in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Phyllis Jean DAWKINS (née EILERTSON) and former husband of Margaret L. DAWKINS (née STEIN.) Dear father of Dr. Reed DAWKINS (Linda McKAY), Robin WRIGHT (Ron WRIGHT) and Dalton DAWKINS (Mary Lynn JAQUES). Loving Grandfather of Jody WRIGHT (Sarah WRIGHT) and Amanda DAWKINS (predeceased) and Kyle DAWKINS. Great-grandfather of William WRIGHT. Stepfather of Judith HATELEY and predeceased by stepson Dr. Michael HATELEY (Anna.) Stepgrandfather of Geoffrey and Joel HATELEY. Predeceased by his brothers Dalton McKenna and Gerald DAWKINS (Mary.) At the request of the family there will be no funeral service. Cremation with a private family graveside service. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6 and the C.N.I.B. 749 Baseline Road East, London, N6C 2R6. A Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South (433-5184) in care of arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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STEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-06 published
STEIN, Betty
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, July 4, 2005, Mrs. Betty STEIN of London. Wife of the late John A. "Jack" STEIN (1991.) Loving mother of Dianne KEAN (Will) of Powell River, British Columbia, Carol STEIN of Calgary, John STEIN (Joanne) of London and mother-in-law of Nancy BARWICK (mother of Michael.) Also survived by her grandchildren Michael, Darren, Todd and Shawn, and by her great-grandchildren, Brandon, Tyla Jane and Linnea. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment of ashes at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Betty are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-07 published
MacKS, Philip
On Friday, February 4, 2005 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia (née STEIN.) Loving father of Jeffrey and Sarah, Marcia and Tom. Proud grandfather of Stephen, Jordan, Jessica, Alexander, Bradley, Tyler, Steve and Christopher. His quiet caring nature will be missed by family and Friends. The funeral service was held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Sunday, February 6. Shiva will be at 65 Wynford Heights Crescent. Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-03 published
STEIN, Esther (née ZWEIG)
Peacefully in Montreal, on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005. Beloved wife of Issie. Devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law of Carol and Michael UNRUCH, Stewart and Susan STEIN. Cherished Nana of Joel and Ryan; Emily and Rebecca. Daughter of the late Sam and the late Fanny ZWEIG. Sister and sister-in-law of Hymie and Frances ZWEIG, Moishe and Eva ZWEIG, Abie and Mariyn ZWEIG, Hazel and the late Saul ZWEIG, Lenny and the late Lily SATENS. Sister-in-law of Yetta, the late Harry, the late Ann and the late Mary. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, family and Friends. The family would like to thank Cathy and the wonderful staff of the 3rd floor at Maimonides for their exceptional and loving care and devotion. Funeral Service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal on Thursday, March 3rd at 1: 45 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva Private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Maimonides Hospital Foundation, (514) 483-2121 Ext: 2207.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-31 published
STEIN, Ruth
Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Baycrest Apotex Centre, in her 97th year. Devoted wife of the late Sam STEIN. Loving mother of Sandra and Mel and mother-in-law of Renée. Beloved Bubbie of Timmi, Jacob, Eric and the late David STEIN. Many thanks to Dr. ABRAMS and the staff at the Apotex Centre. Special thanks to Remy and Julie. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, April 1st at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Wierzbniker section. Shiva 7 York Road, Toronto. Donations, if desired, to the Sam and Ruth Stein Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-16 published
GOLD, The Honourable Alan B., O.C., O.Q., Q.C., LL.D.
Peacefully at home in Montreal, in his 88th year, on Sunday, May 15th, 2005. Beloved husband of Lynn LUBIN for 55 years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Marc and Nancy, Nora and David (WEISS) of Toronto, Daniel and Connie of Toronto. Cherished grandpa of Jenny and Jon GOLD; Joseph WEISSGOLD; Robert and Jordan GOLD. Dear brother of Ruth WITZLING, Phyllis SLONE, the late Dr. Edward GOLD, and brother-in-law of Leonard LUBIN, Lois and Larry FRANK, Earl and Nina STEIN. Loving son-in-law of Meyer LUBIN. Sadly mourned by his nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West, Montreal, on Tuesday, May 17th at 11: 30 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva at his son's home, 3137 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Québec H3Y 1Y9. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-22 published
STEIN, Issie " Irving"
After a valiant struggle, on Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, in Montreal. Beloved husband of the late Esther ZWEIG. Devoted and loving father and father-in-law of Carol and Michael UNRUCH, Stewart and Susan STEIN. Cherished and proud Papa of Joel and Ryan UNRUCH Emily and Rebecca STEIN. Dearest brother and brother-in-law of Yetta and the late Paul GANDALL, the late Ann and the late Morris ARDEN, the late Harry and the late Lena STEIN, the late Mary and the late Bernie ASMAN. Brother-in-law of Hazel and the late Saul ZWEIG, Hymie and Frances ZWEIG, Moishe and Eva ZWEIG, Abie and Marilyn ZWEIG, Lenny and the late Lily SATENS. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Harvey KREISMAN, Dr. Harvey CHANG, Tara JESION, as well as other doctors, nurses, and staff of 4W and 4 main at the Jewish General Hospital for their care and devotion. Funeral Service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal on Thursday, June 23rd at 2: 30 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Palliative care unit c/o The Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-12 published
REID, G.L. Louise (née GRIEVE)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at the age of eighty-seven. Beloved wife of the late J. Clendon REID. Sister of Scott, John, the late Pat and the late Elizabeth STEIN. Loving mother of Peter, Patricia WOOD and Chris and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Louise had a long and happy life, especially in her 62 years of marriage with Clen, and in creating a lifetime of wonderful family memories. A love of gardens and beautiful flowers, the pleasure she found in cooking and music, and the simple joy of reading a good book are the things that everyone will remember about Louise. Her quiet strength of spirit and determination, not to be a concern to others, shone through her entire life. Louise's wish was always for others, for their safety and well-being, for her loved ones and for those who mattered most to them. The family will receive Friends in rememberance of Louise at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15th. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, November 16th at eleven o'clock. Reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8.
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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
MacKS, Philip
On Friday, February 4th, 2005 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Sylvia (née STEIN.) Loving father of Jeffrey and Sarah, Marcia and Tom. Proud grandfather of Stephen, Jordan, Jessica, Alexander, Bradley, Tyler, Steve and Christopher. His quiet, caring nature will be missed by family and Friends. The funeral service will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Sunday, February 6th. Contact Benjamin's regarding the time. Shiva will be at 65 Wynford Heights Cres. Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
STEIN, Esther (née ZWEIG)
Peacefully in Montreal, on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005. Beloved wife of Issie. Devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law of Carol and Michael UNRUCH, Stewart and Susan STEIN, cherished Nana of Joel and Ryan; Emily and Rebecca. Daughter of the late Sam and the late Fanny ZWEIG. Sister and sister-in-law of Hymie and Frances ZWEIG, Moishe and Eva ZWEIG, Abie and Marilyn ZWEIG, Hazel and the late Saul ZWEIG, Lenny and the late Lily SATENS. Sister-in-law of Yetta, the late Harry, the late Ann and the late Mary. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. The family would like to thank Cathy and the wonderful staff of the 3rd floor at Maimonides for their exceptional and loving care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal on Thursday, March 3rd at 1: 45 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Maimonides Hospital Foundation, 514-483-2121 ext: 2207.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
HENRY, Benjamin, M.D.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Benjamin HENRY, beloved husband of Reva. Loving father and father-in-law of Alex and Janeth, Harriet and Alexander (Ike) GRATIAN of Moncton, and Michelle (Mikki) and Karl LANGTON. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Claire FELDMAN, Lillian and Bob LYMAN, Rita and Norman STEIN, and Ethel SCHACHAR, and the late Anne QUITT, and Morris, Milton and Laurie HENRY. Devoted grandfather of Shane and Rebecca, Alana, and Joelle HENRY and James KLEIN, Aleza, and Joshua GRATIAN, and Zoe LANGTON. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Bnai Brith section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 355 St. Clair Avenue West No. 2001. If desired, donations may be made to the Dr. Benjamin Henry Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-04 published
COURTEMANCHE, Vincent J.
Peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, on Saturday, July 2, 2005. Vincent J. COURTEMANCHE, in his 78th year, was the beloved husband of Frances V. (STEIN) COURTEMANCHE of Guelph. Dear father of Brenda COURTEMANCHE and her husband Paul MacPHERSON, of Toronto, Paul COURTEMANCHE and his wife Tracey of British Columbia, Mary Anne ALLAIN of Whitby, Frank COURTEMANCHE and his wife Dianne NORMAN of Georgetown, and Kenneth COURTEMANCHE of Toronto. Dear brother of Helen COMARTIN, Margaret ZAWALY, and Marie WALKER all of Toronto. Predeceased by his brother Basil. Survived by his grandchildren Alicia, Briana, Braeden, Robyn, Mitchell and Joshua. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, "Dublin Chapel", 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where family will receive Friends on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil for Vincent will take place on Tuesday evening at 8: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (409 Paisley Road, Guelph) on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, and as expressions of sympathy, donations to Doctors Without Borders or The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-12 published
Vernon LANGLEY, 74: Lent a voice to addicts
Counsellor 'loved his clients unconditionally'
Studied singing and piano before life took a turn
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Vernon LANGLEY's rich tenor never rang throughout the great halls of Europe or even North America. He never flicked his tails as he sat down at a gleaming grand piano, as he may have once dreamed of doing when a musical lad growing up in Cape Breton.
Instead he made a life, for a while, as a high-flying, hard-living executive with a Montreal pharmaceutical firm and then at a Toronto headhunting operation, filling his empty core with back-slapping nights doing business in hotel bars that rapidly blurred into days and nights of boozy cravings and a terrible addiction.
But it was in this weakness that LANGLEY found his greatness.
Since 1975, he counselled and treated alcoholics and drug addicts. Thousands of them. He was so well loved and so respected that those who were returning for second and third chances at sobriety would ask for him.
"Vern LANGLEY was a man who never shamed, never judged. He loved his clients unconditionally," said Jeff STEIN, executive director of Just For Today, a Toronto outpatient harm-reduction facility for clients facing criminal charges where LANGLEY worked for seven years. "And if you have a counsellor who never judges you, you have a remarkable human being."
Counselling addicts can be "a tiresome, tireless and tiring process," STEIN said, yet he never heard LANGLEY raise his voice. He was especially effective at counselling the cross-addicted and those with a bipolar condition. "Vernon would instil hope in them," he said.
LANGLEY was a tall, lanky man with a big presence, who dressed in fine suits set off by one of his collection of 100 silk ties, wore burnished Bostonian loafers, and radiated class as well as concern as he counselled -- always with his eyes wide open men who had been crawling on their bellies after hitting rock bottom.
"He had a little office on the second floor," STEIN recalled. "Most counsellors would have the clients go up to them, but Vern made a point of always coming down and escorting them up."
Since 1975, LANGLEY had also worked for Alpha House, a residence for men addicted to alcohol and drugs. "He was a beautiful human being," said Donna WESTMAN, its executive director.
The two of them often went to prisons to interview inmates. "He had a way about him. As soon as he said hello and smiled, the cons knew he was okay. They could tell he wouldn't judge them," she said.
LANGLEY grew up in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, kitty corner from St. Peter's Church where Sister Honora gave him his first piano lessons. His family attended the United Church in the pretty coastal town, where his father was a barber when he wasn't fishing.
He was just a young teen when he began accompanying fiddlers on piano at church hall dances and kitchen parties. "He loved to sing and dance," said Marjorie LANGLEY, who is married to his nephew and lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia "He played a mean piano at those house parties."
After teaching in a country school on the Nova Scotia mainland for a year or two, he headed to Toronto to take piano and vocal training at the illustrious Royal Conservatory of Music. He sang with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for nine years and in church choirs for more than 40 years.
"I still remember him telling me how someone made a snide remark to him about coming from Cape Breton," said Father Don CAMPBELL, a lifelong friend who is a priest in New York City. The two grew up together in Port Hood and roomed in Toronto while going to school.
"Vernon didn't drink when we grew up. There wasn't even a tavern in Port Hood then, and when we were students in Toronto we didn't have the money or inclination to do that. We had a good time without it."
But that changed sometime after LANGLEY left the music school, although his Friends and family say they were never aware how big a problem alcohol was becoming to him. Even CAMPBELL didn't know why or when his oldest friend joined Alcoholics Anonymous, but when LANGLEY died -- on August 3 at age 74 in the Toronto East General Hospital -- he'd been sober for well over 30 years.
Another meaningful date was August 15, 1980, the day he became a Roman Catholic. LANGLEY's conversion may have been precipitated by the death of his younger brother, Orville, that year in a Toronto rooming house fire, but LANGLEY had also made a habit of visiting CAMPBELL in New York just before Easter every year, staying in a nearby hotel and attending several days of services at St. Paul the Apostle, a large church on Manhattan's west side. CAMPBELL would buy them tickets to an opera at the Lincoln Centre after the Holy Thursday service.
"He was drawn to the music of the church, but there was this spiritual dimension to him as well," said CAMPBELL.
It's very possible LANGLEY would have become a priest as well, had he not already become an addiction counsellor.
"Vernon had a calling. Vernon wanted very much to serve God. That was paramount and he considered being an ordained deacon," said Monsignor John MURPHY, who met LANGLEY in 1985. "But it may have occurred to him that that is precisely what he was already doing."
In 1997, LANGLEY was heading out for a lunch break on the Danforth, just outside the building where Just For Today was then located, when he collapsed. It was the first of a series of heart attacks that led to bypass surgery and a stint at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute before he could walk -- and work -- again.
He kept on working until about a year before he died, continuing to come home to Nova Scotia every September.
He moved into the Birtch Place Co-op on Queen St. E., a drug- and alcohol-free residence where he was a member of the board. It was here his family and Friends gathered after his funeral. They had been ushered into St. Michael's Cathedral to the hymn "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as sung by a dozen members of the boys choir.
"The music was beautiful," said CAMPBELL, who celebrated the mass. LANGLEY chose most of it before he died.
LANGLEY also asked CAMPBELL to celebrate his funeral mass in Port Hood, which takes place Saturday in St. Peter's, the Catholic church across the street from the house where he grew up. He is being buried in the Protestant cemetery near his parents and brother Orville.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
GREENSPOON, Millie (Gilbert)
On Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 passed away at Baycrest Hospital. A valiant fighter until the end. Devoted wife of the late Harry GREENSPOON. Survived by her adoring children, Betty and Herb Katzman, Lawrence and Gail GREENSPOON. Proud grandmother of Sheri and Evan SCHWARTZBERG, Sharon and Brad KATES, Jeffrey and Davida KATZMAN, Jordan and Kelly GREENSPOON and her nine great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters, Helen STEIN and Phyllis CHAPNICK, and brother, Irving ERENBERG and Goldie. Predeceased by sisters, Eva KOPMAN and Lillian LIPSON. Services at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Thursday, October 27th, 2005. Please call Benjamin's for time. Donations - Harry and Millie Greenspoon Endowment Fund, Baycrest Centre.

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
REID, G.L. Louise (née GRIEVE)
Peacefully, at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, on Thursday, November 10, 2005, at the age of eighty-seven. Beloved wife of the late J. Clendon REID. Sister of Scott, John, the late Pat and the late Elizabeth STEIN. Loving mother of Peter, Patricia Wood and Chris, and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Louise had a long and happy life, especially in her 62 years of marriage with Clen, and in creating a lifetime of wonderful family memories. A love of gardens and beautiful flowers, the pleasure she found in cooking and music, and the simple joy of reading a good book are the things that everyone will remember about Louise. Her quiet strength of spirit and determination, not to be a concern to others, shone through her entire life. Louise's wish was always for others, for their safety and well-being, for her loved ones and for those who mattered most to them. The family will receive Friends in rememberance of Louise at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15th. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 16th at eleven o'clock. Reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8. "God Bless you Mum, for taking such good care of us all."

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
TURTON, Frank William
Longtime employee of Hertz Equipment Rentals (formerly Matthews). Suddenly on Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 at the age of 50. Beloved husband of Sue (née PAUL.) Cherished father of Samantha "Sam" and Stevie. Loving son of Arthur and the late Nora. Dear brother of Deborah TURTON and of Julie and her husband Gordon STEIN. Loving uncle of Joanne and Laura, all of England. Frank is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his many Friends and family. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" (52 Main Street South, Hwy. 10, Brampton) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at St. Paul's United Church (30 Main Street South, Brampton) at 1 p.m. Visitation at church from 12 noon. Cremation to follow. Flowers are respectfully declined. In Frank's memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would be greatly appreciated. Email condolences may be sent to frank.turton@wardfh.com

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STEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
BERK, Max
On Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital Church Site, Max BERK, beloved husband of Ingrid. Loving father and father-in-law of Lorraine and David BROOKS, Norman and Barbara. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty and Eli STEIN, Dina and Eli BENIS. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Jordan, Aaron, and Adam. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 19 Tansley Road, Thornhill.

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