STRONG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-08 published
STRONG, Edward Reginald
Of Allenford, passed away on Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 in his 89th year. Reg STRONG, beloved husband of 66 years to the former Ester RUHL. Dear father of Harry of Allenford and Jim (Sherry) of Goderich. Grandfather of Paul, Ken and Caroline and great-father of Isabelle. Brother of Glenna, Mrs. Wallace MARSHALL of Durham. Predeceased by sister Lucrietta GALBRAITH. Friends may call at the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Friday, July 8th, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. At Reg's, request there will be no service, no flowers or donations please. www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.
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STRONG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-17 published
DALEY, Joseph Elvin
At Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005. Joseph Elvin DALEY, of Hanover, formerly of Durham and Mount Forest in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Isabel (McPHEE) DALEY. Loved father of Sherry STRONG and husband Jim, of Goderich and Dr. Tom DALEY and wife, Linda, of London. Dear grandfather of Paul STRONG, Ken STRONG and wife, Carolyn, Mark DALEY and wife, Melanie, Mathew DALEY and his friend Andrea THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and Kristin DALEY. Great-grandfather of Isabelle STRONG. Predeceased by brothers, Clarence and David Daly and sisters, Velva LANE, Mabel ANDREWS, Pearl PAGE, Blanche DALY, Mary DALY, Frances McINTYRE, Myrtle YAKE and Alice McINTYRE. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hanover, on Saturday, October 22nd at 2: 00 p.m. Private interment at Mount Forest Cemetery has taken place. Memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hanover or Hanover and District Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest.
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STRONG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-12 published
STRONG, Ruth Ellen
Peacefully at the Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lion's head on Wednesday November 9, 2005. Ruth STRONG of Lion's head and formerly of Tara in her 83rd year. Wife of the Late Carmon (Whitey) STRONG (2001.) Sister of Grace SINCLAIR of Brooks, Alberta. Sister-in-law of Noreen LIND of Tara, Muriel and Mel PROUD of Owen Sound. Special friend of Norma and Bruce HASKINS of Owen Sound. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and Friends. Predeceased by her parents Myrtle and William HOLMES, sister-in-law Mary STRONG, and brothers-in-law Donald SINCLAIR, Hartford STRONG and Max LIND. At Ruth's request, cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara on Friday November 18th at 2: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton.

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
SOMERVILLE, Cora (née STRONG)
Cora, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, January 8, 2005 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Archie SOMERVILLE (1997.) Dear mother of Joan (Ken) CAMPBELL of Seaforth, LoisAnn (Maurice) WATHKE of Kitchener, Jane (Jack) HARVEY of Exeter, and Linda (Eric) ROSS of London. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kevin (Susan) CAMPBELL, Kim (Adrian) VAN DEN HOVEN, Brad (Brenda) CAMPBELL, Pam (Tim) CANT, Leanne (Bob) LA PIERRE, Cheryl (Erich) FREITER, David and Matthew ROSS. Also loved by great grandchildren Sarah and Alanah CAMPBELL, Robert and Jacob CAMPBELL, Hayden and Avery CANT, Victoria, Brianna and Alexis LA PIERRE, and Bryan and Katelyn FREITER. Cora will be missed by sisters-in-law Mabel STRONG, Grace SMITH and Anna McNICHOL as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends. Besides her parents Bill and Jane STRONG (née SHOULDICE,) Cora was predeceased by her sister Anna ALLEN and by brother Leonard STRONG and also by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Cora was born on December 25, 1909 in Egmondville and later moved with her family to the farm homestead in Tuckersmith Township. After graduating from Seaforth District High School, she attended Stratford Normal School and McDonald Institute in Guelph. She taught for five years in McKillop Township at Leadbury School (S.S.#7.) On June 6, 1936 she married Archie SOMERVILLE. After her marriage, Cora dedicated her life to providing a loving home for her husband and four daughters on the family farm in McKillop. She derived joy and contentment in her various domestic pursuits of cooking, gardening, sewing, decorating, and nurturing her family. For many years, she taught Sunday School at Caven United Church, Winthrop and also served as treasurer of the United Church Women there. In 1984, Cora and Archie retired and moved to their home in Seaforth. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Northside United Church, Seaforth on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 from 12: 00-1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held following visitation at 2: 00 p.m. with Bruce WHITMORE and Reverend John GOULD officiating. Spring interment at Maitland Bank Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Box & Smith Funeral Chapel, Seaforth (519-527-1142).

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-11 published
SOMERVILLE, Cora Frances (née STRONG)
Cora Frances passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, January 8, 2005 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Archie SOMERVILLE (1997.) Dear mother of Joan (Ken) CAMPBELL of Seaforth, LoisAnn (Maurice) WATHKE of Kitchener, Jane (Jack) HARVEY of Exeter, and Linda (Eric) ROSS of London. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kevin (Susan) CAMPBELL, Kim (Adrian) VAN DEN HOVEN, Brad (Brenda) CAMPBELL, Pam (Tim) CANT, Leanne (Bob) LA PIERRE, Cheryl (Erich) FREITER, David and Matthew ROSS. Also loved by great grandchildren Sarah and Alanah CAMPBELL, Robert and Jacob CAMPBELL, Hayden and Avery CANT, Victoria, Brianna and Alexis LA PIERRE, and Byron and Katelyn FREITER. Cora will be missed by sisters-in-law Mabel STRONG, Grace SMITH and Anna McNICHOL as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends. Besides her parents Bill and Jane STRONG (née SHOULDICE,) Cora was predeceased by her sister Annie ALLEN and by brother Leonard STRONG and also by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Cora was born on December 25, 1909 in Egmondville and later moved with her family to the farm homestead in Tuckersmith Township. After graduating from Seaforth District High School, she attended Stratford Normal School and McDonald Institute in Guelph. She taught for five years in McKillop Township at Leadbury School (S.S.#7.) On June 6, 1936 she married Archie SOMERVILLE. After her marriage, Cora dedicated her life to providing a loving home for her husband and four daughters on the family farm in McKillop. She derived joy and contentment in her various domestic pursuits of cooking, gardening, sewing, decorating, and nurturing her family. For many years, she taught Sunday School at Caven United Church, Winthrop and also served as treasurer of the United Church Women there. In 1984, Cora and Archie retired and moved to their home in Seaforth. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Northside United Church, Seaforth on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 from 12: 00-1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held following visitation at 2: 00 p.m. with Bruce WHITMORE and Reverend John GOULD officiating. Spring interment at Maitland Bank Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Box & Smith Funeral Chapel, Seaforth (519-527-1142).

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-22 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (Universi ty Hospital) in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England.
Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counselor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York - Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-27 published
HALLS, Michael Gordon
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, London, on Saturday, February 26, 2005, Michael Gordon HALLS of London, formerly of Fort St. John and Kamloops, British Columbia. Father of David Gordon of Kitimat, British Columbia. Grandfather of Derek, Mark and Jessica. Also survived by brothers Chris (Margaret) and John (Maxine) HALLS. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews Debbie and Terri HALLS, Eric, Brad, Tim, Jennifer and Greg HALLS. Also by his many Friends in the A.L.S. Society. A memorial service will be held at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, date and time to be announced. Remembrances may be made to Dr. Michael STRONG for A.L.S. Research, c/o the Robarts Institute, 5015-100 Perth Drive, London, Ontario, N6A 5K8, 519-663-5777

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-27 published
The means to fight
Michael HALLS, whose historic $5-million gift boosted the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, loses his long personal battle with the disease.
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Reporter
The Londoner who made history four years ago with the largest-ever gift for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research in Canada died yesterday. Michael HALLS wanted his $5-million donation to London researchers to make a difference, said Dr. Michael STRONG, the neurologist who heads the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis clinic at London Health Sciences Centre.
"He was possibly the most unassuming person you'd ever meet," STRONG said yesterday.
HALLS died in the palliative care unit at St. Joseph's Health Care. He was 63.
The Toronto native made his money in the insurance business while living in British Columbia for 25 years.
HALLS was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in December 1997. The fatal neuromuscular disease is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease
HALLS moved to London a year after he was diagnosed to be closer to his family.
He joined amyotrophic lateral sclerosis support groups and sat on a provincial executive board for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
At the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis clinic for a routine checkup with STRONG, HALLS revealed his plan to donate $5 million.
"You could've blown me over with a feather," STRONG recalled.
The 2001 gift put a spotlight on the disease affecting 3,000 Canadians.
"I want this to be my legacy," HALLS said in announcing his donation. "This is an insidious, deadly disease. The more public awareness there is, the more people are going to contribute to finding a cure."
HALLS's gift created the Michael Halls Centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Research and the Arthur J. Hudson Chair in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Research to support senior researchers and technicians.
The money funds amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research at the Robarts Research Institute and the Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre's research arm.
"He knew we wouldn't have a cure tomorrow, but he knew we needed to put that framework in place," STRONG said.
HALLS never complained about his illness, said his brother, Chris. "He didn't hide behind his disease. He just ignored it."
HALLS golfed until two years ago. Despite being fed with a feeding tube for the last four years, he continued to walk and explore London neighbourhoods.
"He loved to play cribbage and take everybody's money," Chris said.
Though he had money, HALLS was pragmatic and simple about life, Chris said.
"On a trip, he'd bunk into a Motel 6 and I'd bunk into a Ritz Carlton."
HALLS, who is survived by a son, three grandchildren and two brothers, delivered Meals on Wheels in his red Mercedes 550 SL convertible until a couple of years ago.

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
HALLS, Michael Gordon
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, London, on Saturday, February 26, 2005, Michael Gordon HALLS of London, formerly of Fort St. John and Kamloops, British Columbia. Father of David Gordon of Kitimat, British Columbia. Grandfather of Derek, Mark and Jessica. Also survived by brothers Chris (Margaret) and John (Maxine) HALLS. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews Debbie and Terri HALLS, Eric, Brad, Tim, Jennifer and Greg HALLS. Also by his many Friends in the A.L.S. Society. A memorial service will be held at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. (visiting 1 hour prior.) Remembrances may be made to Dr. Michael STRONG for A.L.S. Research, c/o the Robarts Institute, 5015-100 Perth Drive, London, Ontario, N6A 5K8, 519-663-5777

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
STRONG, Audrey Isabel (née MERRITT)
Audrey Isabel of Extendicare, Port Stanley, formerly of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at her late residence, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Franklin STRONG (February 3, 1996) and dearly loved mother of Sharon and her husband Herbert JOHNSTON of Saint Thomas and Janice and her husband William BEDARD of Huntsville. Predeceased by 6 brothers Wilbur, George, Lee, Eddie, Nelson and Albert Merritt and by 3 sisters Violet, Dorothy and Nellie. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren and 7 great-greatgrandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Audrey was born in Saint Thomas on February 24, 1921, the daughter of the late William and Sarah (BILTON) MERRITT. She worked at Memorial Hospital, Wonder Bread and Saint Thomas Metallic Signs. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
ARMSTRONG, Helen Irene (McLACHLAN)
At Bluewater Health, Charlotte Eleanor Englehart site, Petrolia on Sunday, June 12, 2005, Helen Irene (McLACHLAN) ARMSTRONG of Brookside Retirement Living, Watford and formerly of Alvinston in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, James Keith ARMSTRONG (Nov. 4, 1988.) Beloved mother of Neil (Jean) ARMSTRONG of Corunna. Loved grandmother and great grandmother of Bonnie, her daughters, Lauren and Tara of Markham; Bill, his wife Susan and their family, Daniel, Ben and Emily of Kinburn (Ottawa). Helen was born on May 11, 1913 in Brooke Twp. to her parents, Angus and Kate (LAMONT) McLACHLAN. She is survived by two brothers, Raymond (Isabelle) McLACHLAN, Wardsville, Robert (Ruth) McLACHLAN, Watford; also sisters-in-law, Lois STRONG, Kelowna, British Columbia; Marie (Harold) PATTERSON, Corunna Noreen ARMSRONG, Belmont; Donna ARMSTRONG, Corunna; and Dorothy ARMSTRONG, Alvinston. Helen was predeceased by two sisters, Jean GALBRAITH and Shirley LENI and brother, Neil. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Helen will also be remembered by many of the students that she taught in various one room schools, Oakdale, S.S.#6 Brooke, Culloden, Little Ireland, Caradoc, Euphemia and in Alvinston Public School. She had a great love for the history and people of the Alvinston area. She was a long time member and former treasurer of Guthrie Presbyterian Church; the Womens Missionary Society and Ladies Aid Group. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Helen's life will be held at Guthrie Presbyterian Church, Alvinston on Monday, June 20 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home, 287-2831.

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-01 published
BEAMER, Polly " H. Olive"
Peacefully at her residence in London, surrounded by family and Friends, on Wednesday June 29th, 2005, Polly (H. Olive) BEAMER in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Doug BEAMER. Dear mother of Dorothy McNAIR of London. Also loved by her 2 grand_sons Donald MULCAHY and his wife Marie (and their daughter Heather,) and David MULCAHY all of London. Polly was Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and life member, of Branch No. 501 Lambeth. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), where a funeral service combined with a Legion service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday July 2nd at 10 a.m. with Reverend Frank MANTZ officiating. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to Dr. Michael STRONG, A.L.S. Research c/o London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, 339 Windermere Road, London N6A 5A5. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
STRONG, Margaret
In loving memory of Margaret STRONG who passed away October 11, 2003. "We really miss you babe" To hear your voice, to see you smile To sit with you and talk a while To be with you the same old way Would be our greatest wish today. Love from your children Kelly Anne and Erin, grandchildren Jessica, Matthew and Kate SQUISSATO, Carly and Gregory BRYDON, Loving husband Pip.

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STRONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
GNAY, Zoltan John G.
At Wingham and District Hospital on Thursday, December 22, 2005, Mr. John G. GNAY of Wingham, age 68 years. Beloved husband of the former Noreen KILPATRICK. Dear father of Grant GNAY and Suzanne STRONG of Goderich and Julie and Chris RIDING of Waterloo. Brother of Bill and Judy GNAY of Elginfield and Vera LECK of Stratford. Brother-in-law of William and Marilyn MEADEN of London, Keith and Barb KILPATRICK and Innisfil and Gladys KILPATRICK of Ottawa. Predeceased by brother-in-law John LECK. A celebration of life will be held at Wingham Golf and Curling Club on Monday January 2nd. 2006, from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-21 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital), in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England. Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits, and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counsellor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York -- Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-21 published
SHKUT, Alexander M. (February 14, 1940-May 17, 2005)
Passed away peacefully at Mississauga Trillium Hospital on Tuesday May 17, 2005, age 65 years, after a 3 month battle with cancer. Beloved husband to Sally (née GRACEFFO.) Loving father to Jim and his wife Lisa of Whitby, Ontario, Michael and his wife Mary-Grace of Charlotte, North Carolina, and youngest son Paul of Los Angeles, California. World's Best Grandfather to Katie, Mitchell, Sera-Marie and Ethan. Survived by his mother Anne (96 years) of Winnipeg. Predeceased by his father Aleksander and his in-laws Eva and James GRACEFFO. He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Valerie and Murray STRONG, along with his nephews David and Ken, niece Lauren and their families. In his career Al was President of Russelsteel and Vice-President, Eastern Canada of EMCO Corporation. Throughout his illness, Al inspired all of us with his unwavering strength, his devotion to his family and his love of life. He will be sadly missed, but his presence will be with us always. At Al's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will be held at St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill United Church, 998 Indian Road, Mississauga at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Michael KING and nurses, Carol and Judy, for their wonderful care and the caring staff at the Mississauga Trillium Oncology Clinic. For those who wish, donations may be made to Mississauga Trillium Hospital c/o Oncology Clinic, 100 Queensway West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1B8.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-20 published
STRONG, William A. (1927-2005)
Passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 after an extended battle with Parkinson's and prostate cancer. Dearly loved husband of Carole, loving father of Diane, Douglas and Willa, son in law Laurens, and devoted grandfather of Robert W. (Bud) FITZPATRICK, and Alexander and Bay GERLINGS. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Bill moved to Toronto after graduating in architecture from the University of Manitoba, and embarked upon a very successful and respected architectural career. He headed up Strong and Associates Architects, which specialized in the design of major public and commercial buildings. In addition to pursuing his vigorous professional activities, Bill approached his hobbies with an equivalent determination and enthusiasm, loving to ski and play tennis and golf. Upon retiring, Bill moved to his country home in Mulmur Township, and rekindled his joy of painting becoming an accomplished water-colourist. Bill loved life - his work, his sports, his painting, his active time in Longboat Key and his Mulmur home. He loved to entertain and to have his Friends around him. He is to be cremated, and there will be a small private family service to commemorate his full life. Friends are invited to drop in at their home, The Four Winds, on the First Line East in Mulmur on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 5-7 p.m. Instead of sending flowers, well-wishers are encouraged to make donations to the Toronto Western Hospital's Movement Disorder Clinic, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8. Friends may leave condolences for the family on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
STRONG, William A. (1927-2005)
Passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 after an extended battle with Parkinson's and prostate cancer. Dearly loved husband of Carole, loving father of Diane, Douglas and Willa, son in law Laurens, and devoted grandfather of Robert W. (Bud) FITZPATRICK, and Alexander and Bay GERLINGS. Cherished brother of David (Joan) STRONG and Judith (James) JOHNSON. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Bill moved to Toronto after graduating in architecture from the University of Manitoba, and embarked upon a very successful and respected architectural career. He headed up Strong and Associates Architects, which specialized in the design of major public and commercial buildings. In addition to pursuing his vigorous professional activities, Bill approached his hobbies with an equivalent determination and enthusiasm, loving to ski and play tennis and golf. Upon retiring, Bill moved to his country home in Mulmur Township, and rekindled his joy of painting becoming an accomplished water-colourist. Bill loved life - his work, his sports, his painting, his active time in Longboat Key and his Mulmur home. He loved to entertain and to have his Friends around him. He is to be cremated, and there will be a small private family service to commemorate his full life. Friends are invited to drop in at their home, The Four Winds, on the First Line East in Mulmur on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 5-7 p.m. Instead of sending flowers, well-wishers are encouraged to make donations to the Toronto Western Hospital's Movement Disorder Clinic, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8. Friends may leave condolences for the family on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-21 published
HALE, Fraser Alexander
Of Guelph and WahWah Taysee Georgian Bay, in his 75th year. Best friend and beloved husband of Beverley (STRONG) HALE for 51 years. Proud father of Linda HALE (George DAUNT) of Old Orchard Farm, Moffat, Ontario and Dr. Fraser (Sandy) HALE (Monica FORGET) of Fergus Ontario. Adoring Poppa to grandchildren Willy and Marnie HALE and Vanessa Hale DAUNT (Tess,) many nieces and nephews and dozens of farm brats.
Fraser was predeceased by his brother William Homer HALE (1979) and is survived by his sister Pat BOOTHE (Doug) of Hamilton and brother Peter of Marina del Rey, California.
Born in Hamilton, he attended Hillfield School and McMaster University there, St. Andrew's College in Aurora and graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania.
Like his father and grandfather Fraser's working years were dedicated to the Canada Life Assurance Company. For 38 years he worked throughout Canada and the U.S. He wrote two very popular insurance books as well as many articles and text material for the provincial insurance department, the insurance industry and his company.
In his later working years (he retired at 60) he was much in demand as a speaker, particularly in the U.S.
He frequently contributed articles to the Guelph Mercury and Georgian Bay Today.
Fraser was a lifelong supporter of the arts and a volunteer. From the opening day of the River Run Centre, he and Bev were there more than 300 times ushering, bartending, writing training material or whatever needed doing. In recent years he has served on the Advisory Board of Touchmark Theatre, the Board of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, the Guelph Chamber Choir and the Guelph Spring Festival (president).
As with two generations before him and three following him the family are all dedicated to their special part of Georgian Bay. Many cousins and neighbours will miss seeing Fraser row his boat through the islands.
Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph (Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm) A private family service will be held. Cremation Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph.
In Lieu flowers, donations to the Guelph Spring Festival, 100 Crimea St Guelph N1H 2Y6 or the River Run Centre 35 Woolwich St. Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V1 or a charity of choice would be appreciated. (Arrangements by 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com)

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
WHITTAKER, Joan
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital) in London, Ontario, on January 19, 2005 in her 80th year. Deeply missed by daughter Diane WHITTAKER and her partner Barry McCARTHY. Beloved grandmother of Madison McCARTHY. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her dear friend Helen HARSHAW, her ex-husband Walter Leslie WHITTAKER and her brother Maurice McLAREN in England. Joan had many Friends who will miss her keen mind, her enthusiastic participation in a variety of pursuits, and her devoted Friendship. She contributed to the development of many young men and women in her 40 year career as a teacher and guidance counsellor, first in England, and then for many years at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough. Joan enjoyed her membership in several groups of the University Women's Club of North York - Afternoon Duplicate, Table Hoppers, Book Study and Food with Flair and will be missed by many members of these groups. She was also a keen member of the Toronto Ladies Golf Club. Joan enjoyed tending to her beautiful perennial English garden, crosswords, tennis, cooking, golf and spending time with Madison. We wish to express our profound thanks to Juliana TABARIKI, Jackie BROWNING, Jenna GOODHAND, Rose GENDERS and the staff from ComCare who cared for Joan with compassion, love and humour for the past six months. We also wish to express deep gratitude to the nurses on the 7th floor at University Hospital whose loving care will never be forgotten. A special thanks to Breeda O'FARRELL and Dr. Valerie SCHULTZ for their loving concern and compassionate guidance. We are also grateful to Dr. STRONG and all the caring members of the Motor Neuron Clinic Team at University Hospital and the other team members on the 7th floor. Visitation at 1: 00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2005 at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville. Arrangements through Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
GRANT, Pheobe Jane
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay on Friday, February 4, 2005. Pheobe leaves behind Dave, her husband of 56 years, sons Dave and his wife Tina of Port Perry and Bob and his wife Shelly of Fort McLeod, Alberta; also her grandchildren Jason, Aaron, Pheobe, Cullen, Randi, Melanie, Trevor, Amber and Billie, and her great-grandchildren Brenden and Anjah; sisters Erna EAKINS of Weston and Rhoda STRONG of Oshawa and brother Freddie, predeceased; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, February 8th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment later at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough. Should you desire, memorial contributions to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care or the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
HEPBURN, Dorothea Irene (formerly LIPSETT, née DAVIS)
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Thursday March 10, 2005. Irene (née DAVIS) was the beloved wife of George HEPBURN and the late Earl LIPSETT. Dear mother of Robert LIPSETT and his wife Cathy, Ron LIPSETT and his wife Jane, Cheryl and her husband Richard CLARKE, Maureen CAMPBELL, Mike HEPBURN and his wife Johanne, and Audrey STRONG. Loving sister of Marge and her husband Ralph TREGWIN. She will be lovingly remembered by her 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and the rest of her family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N., (Markham Rd.) Markham on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Private interment York Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
BRENNAN, Mary Cecilia
Peacefully, on March 28, 2005, in her 91st year. Born in Outremont, Quebec on March 30, 1914. Daughter of the late William Vincent BRENNAN and the late Helena Duclos BRENNAN. Beloved sister of Paul D.E. BRENNAN of Toronto, Lawrence A. BRENNAN of Los Angeles and the late William (Billie) BRENNAN. Dearly loved aunt of Marian, Bill (Leslie), Barbara (Terry McCONNELL), Bridget, Nancy, Kevin (Deborah,) Dan (Allison,) Peter (Patti) and Peggy (Jeff STRONG.) Sister-in-law of the late Madeline McCarthy BRENNAN (Paul) and the late Joan Curran BRENNAN (Larry.) Great-aunt to 17 great-nieces and great-nephews. Mary was a Civil Servant with Revenue Canada in Montreal until her retirement. She strongly believed in community service, and her contribution to both St. Monica's Parish and Saint Mary's Hospital in Montreal is an example of this. Visitation at Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Quebec (corner Isabella St.) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Monica's Church, 6405 de Terrebonne Street, Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Quebec on April 1, 2005 at 2 p.m. Burial in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pillars Trust Fund Inc., 2005 St-Marc Street, Montreal, ~ Quebec, H3H 9Z9 or the Alzheimer Society, 5165 Sherbrooke St. West, Office 410, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 1T6, would be appreciated. A very special thank you to the staff of the Woodland Villa Nursing Home in Long Sault, Ontario for their kindness and wonderful care. We'll miss you beloved Mary.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
ROSS, Iola (February 23, 1929-April 2, 2005)
Born in Quebec, married in Hamilton and long time resident of Newmarket. Later moved to Keswick after retirement from Green Acres Nursing Home, where she worked for 25 years. Adored wife, loving mother, proud grandmother and friend, Iola peacefully entered her journey into Heaven at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1: 37 p.m. with her family by her side. She sadly leaves behind her long time partner, lover, friend and husband of 56 years Harold. A loving mother of Everett and his wife Ethel, Sherry and her husband Pete, Darren, Darlene and her husband Jim, and daughter-in-law Debbie BAJORAS. Proud grandmother of Jeremy, Tara, Mark, Steven, Kaley, Krysten, Devon, Trevor, Travis and Aimee. Predeceased by her granddaughter Terry-Lou. Survived by her brother Malcolm KINGSBOROUGH and long time friend Elizabeth (Betsy) STRONG. This lady who gave her heart, the gift of patience, laughter, love, wisdom, and most of all her beautiful smile will be sadly missed. Visitation at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Tuesday, April 5th from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, April 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Paul's Anglican Church (Church and D'Arcy St.), Newmarket on Thursday, April 7th at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Queensville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. The family would like to sincerely thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre and Southlake Village who took part in our mother's life.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-27 published
MANNERING, Walter Jerome
Peacefully at home with family by his side after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 in his 83rd year. Dearly beloved husband of Vilma (née STRONG.) Loving father of Donna McKINNON and her husband Monty and Susan WALTON and her husband Andrew. Cherished grandfather of Emily (Matthew,) Peter McKINNON and Christopher, Jennifer (Tony,) Michael, Matthew and Mark WALTON. Dear brother of Grant and his wife Helen and predeceased by brothers Murray and Warren. Sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Peg, Pat and his nieces and nephews. Friends may be received at Southside Worship Centre, 55 Emperor Street, Ajax (south of Bayly, first light east of Harwood Rd., Ajax) for visitation on Wednesday, April 27th from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday, April 29th from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 1: 00 p.m. at Southside Worship Centre. Donations may be made to the Christian Blind Mission International, Stouffville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234)."From the arms of his family into the arms of Jesus."

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-21 published
SHKUT, Alexander M. (February 14, 1940-May 17, 2005)
Passed away peacefully, at Mississauga Trillium Hospital, on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, age 65 years, after a 3 month battle with cancer. Beloved husband to Sally (née GRACEFFO.) Loving father to Jim and his wife Lisa of Whitby, Ontario, Michael and his wife Mary-Grace of Charlotte, North Carolina, and youngest son Paul of Los Angeles, California. World's Best Grandfather to Katie, Mitchell, Sera-Marie and Ethan. Survived by his mother Anne (96 years) of Winnipeg. Predeceased by his father Aleksander and his in-laws Eva and James GRACEFFO. He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Valerie and Murray STRONG, along with his nephews David and Ken, niece Lauren and their families. In his career Al was President of Russelsteel and Vice-President, Eastern Canada of EMCO Corporation. Throughout his illness, Al inspired all of us with his unwavering strength, his devotion to his family and his love of life. He will be sadly missed, but his presence will be with us always. At Al's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life will be held at St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill United Church, 998 Indian Road, Mississauga, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Michael King and nurses, Carol and Judy, for their wonderful care and the caring staff at the Mississauga Trillium Oncology Clinic. For those who wish, donations may be made to Mississauga Trillium Hospital c/o Oncology Clinic, 100 Queensway West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1B8.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-27 published
PARKER, Pearl (formerly OAKLEY)
Peacefully in Ottawa on Sunday, June 26, 2005 in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husbands Robert OAKLEY, Eric PARKER and her brother James STRONG. Leaving to mourn, her sister Joyce DRISCOLL of Saint John's, Newfoundland and many nieces and nephews. At Pearl's request, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-15 published
McINTYRE, James Charles "Jim" (May 9, 1947-September 13, 2005)
It is with deepest sorrow that the family of Jim McINTYRE announce his peaceful passing after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Beloved husband and best friend of Diane, loving father of Jennifer and her husband Mike of Toronto, Michelle and her husband Jeff of Ohio. Dearly remembered grandfather of Zachary. Beloved son of the late William and Margaret McINTYRE. Jim will be sadly missed by his brother William McINTYRE and his wife Judy and their children Terri, Bill, James and Maggie also sisters-in-law Carol, Beverly, Joyce, Barb, all living in Nova Scotia, and best Friends Ross and Gloria CURRIE. His wonderful sense of humour and generous nature will not be forgotten by us and all those who knew him. The family will receive Friends at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy., 905-828-8000), for a viewing on Friday from 6-9 p.m., as well on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. For those who wish to honour Jim, donations can be made payable to Dr. Michael J. STRONG, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research team at University Hospital in London and can be placed through the funeral home, in lieu of flowers.

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
THURAIRAJASINGAM, Muttiah Edward
(Formerly Anglo Ceylon Trades Agency's Managing Director Manjulas Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.). Dearly beloved husband of Winifred, loving father of Manjula (U.K.), late Vinothkumar and of Inbakumar (Australia), Thanjula (Australia), Mohankumar (U.K.) and Niranjula (U.K.) loving father-in-law of Anton STRONG (U.K.,) Shamila (Australia,) Thevathayan (Australia), and Sanjayan (U.K.); much loved grandfather of Saja and Jonathan STRONG (U.K.,) Angel, Abigail and Joseph (Australia), Vinoth and Vivek (Australia), Andrea, Aaron and Alicia (U.K.); brother of Grace, late Navaratnam and of Doreen, Ruth, Rajasingham, Ranji and Jeeva; brother-in-law of Rajadurai, Ambikapathy, Rajasooriar, late Kulamani and of Christy, Candappa, Mr. and Mrs. SABARATNAM, Mr. and Mrs. REGINOLD, Shelton, Mr. and Mrs. LOGE, Mr. and Mrs. GLEN, Mr. and Mrs. RAJADURAI and Mr. and Mrs. TERRENCE. Remains lay at A.F. Raymond's Funeral Parlour, Sri Lanka on Friday, September 16th from 11 a.m. onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Saturday, September 17th at 4 p.m. Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte (Roman Catholic Section).

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-20 published
STRONG, William A. (1927-2005)
Passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 after an extended battle with Parkinson's and prostate cancer. Dearly loved husband of Carole, loving father of Diane, Douglas and Willa, son-in-law Laurens, and devoted grandfather of Robert W. (Bud) FITZPATRICK, and Alexander and Bay GERLINGS. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Bill moved to Toronto after graduating in architecture from the University of Manitoba, and embarked upon a very successful and respected architectural career. He headed up Strong and Associates Architects, which specialized in the design of major public and commercial buildings. In addition to pursuing his vigorous professional activities, Bill approached his hobbies with an equivalent determination and enthusiasm, loving to ski and play tennis and golf. Upon retiring, Bill moved to his country home in Mulmur Township, and rekindled his joy of painting becoming an accomplished water-colourist. Bill loved life - his work, his sports, his painting, his active time in Longboat Key and his Mulmur home. He loved to entertain and to have his Friends around him. He is to be cremated, and there will be a small private family service to commemorate his full life. Friends are invited to drop in at their home, The Four Winds, on the First Line East in Mulmur on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 5-7 p.m. Instead of sending flowers, well-wishers are encouraged to make donations to the Toronto Western Hospital's Movement Disorder Clinic, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8. Friends may leave condolences for the family on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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STRONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
MILLER, May
Peacefully at Tullamore Long Term Care Residence, on December 1, 2005, 4 days before her 84th birthday. Predeceased by her loving husband Ron. Devoted mother to Robert and his wife Lynne. Loving grandmother of Aaron and Dain. Cherished sister of Gertie (Lester) LANE, Marion (Gavrock) PICKETT, Audrey (Jim) STRONG, Clune (Sarah) HOUNSELL, Norm (Blanche) HOUNSELL and Llewellyn (Donna) HOUNSELL. Remembered with fondness by her many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff at Tullamore Long Term Care Residence for their care and compassion during May's time with them. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Service in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Private entombment Highland Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to may.miller@wardfh.com

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