TORRESAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
COLATOSTI, Domenica (née IABONI)
Peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in her 82nd year. Domenica, beloved wife of the late Domenico. Loving mother of Paula and her husband Domenic URSINI, Margherita and her husband Aldo TORRESAN and Janet and her late husband Joe IABONI. Dear sister of Frank and the late Luigi and Filomena. Nonna to Angela (Tony), Nancy (Scott), Sandra (Denton), Richard (Michelle), Nadia (George), Tina (Hoss) and Sylvia. Bisnonna to Stefani, Mitchell, Jason, Chanelle, Chanisse, Myles, Evan and Geoffrey. Cherished Zia Meca to Ignazio and Vincenza CRESCENZI and family. She will be sadly missed by her family and Friends. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on February 15th and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on February 16th at Fratelli Vescio Funeral Home (8101 Weston Road). Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 17th at St. Roch's Parish (2889 Islington Avenue). Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. We all love you.

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TORRETTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
CUSCIANNO, Augustine
Passed away peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital on Friday, May 6, 2005, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Angeline. Dear brother of Bernice TORRETTO of St. Catharines. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow.

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TORREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
STONEHOUSE, Kenneth R.
Passed away on June 30, 2005 at the Huronia District Hospital in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Edith Lorraine STONEHOUSE. Loving father of Rae STONEHOUSE and his wife Sandra, Wendy and her husband Dave McKINNON, Cindy SHEFFIELD and her partner Mike OVERTON, John STONEHOUSE and his wife Joanne and Dale STONEHOUSE and his wife Darlene. Cherished grandfather to 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Loving brother to Faye TORREY and her husband Walley of Mississauga. Dear brother-in-law to Terry ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Midland. Predeceased by Merle ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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TORRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-11-16 published
EAGLES, Sharyn Euphemia Mary
Peacefully at her residence in West Vancouver, on Thursday, November 10, 2005, formerly of Flesherton in her 64th year. Cherished daughter of Frank and the late Jean EAGLES. Loving sister of Norma Jean (Don) SMITH of Georgetown and Paul (Cathy) EAGLES of Branchton. She will always be loved and remembered by her niece and nephews, Paul (Julie) SMITH of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Taraesa (Randy) TELLIER of Rodney, Russell EAGLES of Taiwan, Ryan EAGLES, Rob EAGLES both of Waterloo and her great nieces and nephews Harris and Alan SMITH and Ethan and Avory TELLIER. Dear niece of Joe (Leona) ALLISON of Markdale and Ruby TORRIE of New Hamburg. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, November 17, from 1-9 p.m. the service will be held at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Friday, November 18 at 11 a.m. Interment - Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the A.C.C.E.S. c/o F.F.H., Box 1, Flesherton, Ontario N0C 1E0 would be gratefully appreciated.
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TORRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-14 published
EAGLES, Sharyn Euphemia Mary
Peacefully, at her residence in West Vancouver, on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 formerly of Flesherton in her 64th year. Cherished daughter of Frank and the late Jean EAGLES. Loving sister of Norma Jean (Don) SMITH of Georgetown and Paul (Cathy) EAGLES of Branchton. She will always be loved and remembered by her niece and nephews, Paul (Julie) SMITH of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Taraesa (Randy) TELLIER of Rodney, Russell EAGLES of Taiwan, Ryan EAGLES, Rob EAGLES both of Waterloo and her great-nieces and nephews Harris and Alan SMITH and Ethan and Avory TELLIER. Dear niece of Joe (Leona) ALLISON of Markdale and Ruby TORRIE of New Hamburg. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, November 17th, from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. The service will held at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Friday, November 18th, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Sharyn Eagles Reading Room in Eastern Africa would be gratefully appreciated.

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TORRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-24 published
TORRIE, Allan Macdonald, M.D., C.C.F.P.
(September 26, 1922 To August 20, 2005)
A small town family physician, Allan MacDonald TORRIE of Kenora, Ontario died Saturday at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital which he had served as a physician and volunteer for over half a century. Enlisting in the Navy in 1941 from a farm in Gibbs, Saskatchewan, he met and married, Greta, the love of his life, in Halifax during the war. He later graduated in the first post-war medical class (1951) from the University of Manitoba. In his life he balanced an old style medical practice that included surgery, office work, house calls, emergency on-call, an incessant telephone and weekend work, with summers on the Lake of the Woods and 'The Island', cross-country skiing, growing plants, travel with his beloved Greta, raising Highland cows, delighting in his grandchildren, new ideas and learning. His vocation as a family physician coincided with the beginnings of the self-help movement for alcohol addiction. This was also the period of new alcohol related health and social problems of the Anishinaabe people. Over time, his medical practice became focussed on emotional problems, psychiatric illnesses and alcohol and drug addiction problems as well as the delivery of health services in the community and province. From the mid 1960s, and contrary to the received institutional approaches of the time, he fought for community-centered approaches to social problems. He directed an innovative pilot project of the Addiction Research Foundation targeting the rampant public drunkenness in Kenora with an approach that focussed on selfhelp. This evolved into the first Kenora Pow-Wow Club as a cultural approach to addictions. Later in the mid 1970s, he spearheaded an innovation at the Kenora Hospital which has now become commonplace: to have the province fund a traditional healer as part of the Hospital services. In the 1990s he was Medical Advisor to a program treating chronic solvent abusers with traditional therapies. He had been recognised as an Honourary Elder of a number of First Nations. An advocate of life-long learning, in the 1980s he promoted and coordinated student placements into the small hospital, family practice setting of Kenora for the Universities of Manitoba, McMaster and Dundee (Scotland), and in the 1990s, he coordinated cross-cultural workshops with Health Sciences North for family medicine residents. He had always promoted a team approach in health care and, as Chief of Staff in 1984, was quoted saying that the one deficiency in quality assurance surveys was that they 'do not measure attitudes of the staff towards other members of the staff and towards patients.' His commitment to the community is evident through his decades of volunteer work at the provincial, regional and local levels. A member since 1951 of the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Charter and Life Member) and the Ontario Medical Association (Life Member), he was recognised with the Glenn Sawyer Award in 1992 for over 23 years of active volunteer work for the Ontario Medical Association which ended with his work with the Northwestern Ontario Committee to study the implementation of the Graham Report. His many and varied services to the community included more than three decades of work as Medical Advisor and program developer for the Kenora Community Mental Health Program. He gave more than half a century of service to the Hospital as a family physician, an anaesthetist, and as the founder of the regional psychiatric ward. He gave as many years as a Hospital volunteer serving as Chief of Staff, President of the Medical Staff, and on the Advisory Committee and as Medical Advisor to the Native Healer Program and Medical Advisor to the Solvent Abuse Treatment Program. He was an Ontario Coroner for several decades. After his retirement from active practice and until just before his death, he served as Medical Advisor: to the Kenora Health Access Centre of the Association of Kenora Chiefs, to the Nimishomis-Nokomis Healing Group, as well as to Migisi Treatment Centre. He also sat on the Mercury Disability Board. A curler who had perhaps played two or three hockey games in his life, he was proud to have been inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his voluntary work as team physician to the Kenora Thistles Hockey Club from 1951 to 1960. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Greta (WELLAND;) three children: Jill (Ignatius LA RUSIC) of Montreal, Susan (Theo) of Kenora and Robert (Shelley) of Kenora his darling grand-daughter Jayme of Kenora; his four grand_sons: Jeremy (Tanya BRUNET,) Jordan and Jonathan, all of Winnipeg and Kyle of Kenora; three great-grandchildren; three brothers: James (Phyllis) of Calgary, Stewart (Lillian) of Medicine Hat and Bartley of Medicine Hat; as well as cousins and in-laws. Funeral August 24, 2005 at St. Alban's Cathedral, Kenora. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Jeremy, Jordan, Jonathan, Jayme and Kyle and Lee BLYTH, a family friend and link to the Thistles. If wished, donations may be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation, 21 Sylvan Street, W., Kenora, Ontario P9N 3Y7. On Line Condolences: www.kenorafuneralhome.com Kenora Community Funeral Home (807) 547-6000.

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TORRIERI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
TORRIERI, Bruno
God called Bruno peacefully on November 27th, 2005 with his family at his side in his 85th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Letizia. He will be forever cherished by his dear children Ferdinando (Mary) and Vilma (Charles CASOLA.) Proud nonno of Andrea, Nadia, Michael, Alessandra, and Danielle. He will always be remembered by his brother Antonio (Ileana) and sister Filomena (Domenico) in Italy. Dear brother-in-law of Alfredo (predeceased) and Maria CRISANTE, Carmine (predeceased) and Cecilia CRISANTE, Ada (predeceased) and Osvaldo FEZZA (Antonietta) and Maria and Aldo PRADAL (predeceased.) He will be held dear in the hearts of his nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332) on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. from St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church (on Shoreham, west of Jane St.). Entombment to follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (on Yonge Street, south of Hwy. 7). In lieu of flowers, the Torrieri family will accept donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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TORTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
Neighbours are relieved arrest made
Police find human remains 100 kilometres from where Alicia ROSS was last seen
By Unnati GANDHI and Timothy APPLEBY, With a report from Oliver MOORE, Thursday, September 22, 2005, Page A17
Sitting around the kitchen table, four Friends of Alicia ROSS's family tried to calm their nerves with a cup of tea yesterday afternoon. They couldn't bear to be outside where lines of police tape surrounded the neighbouring home of 31-year-old Daniel SYLVESTER, who surrendered to police and is charged with second-degree murder.
"Why didn't he do it earlier?" asked Benny ARONOWITZ, who lives on Green Lane. "The family had to suffer so much."
One of Mr. ARONOWITZ's Friends, Nina REZMOVITZ, said her son, David, and Ms. ROSS were good Friends.
"We're all parents, and this is the worst thing that could happen to any of us," she said. "David and his girlfriend scoured the ravine for hours. He was so distraught."
Ms. ROSS, 25, was last seen by her boyfriend, Sean HINE, just after midnight on August 17 at the home where she lived with her parents. Police described Mr. HINE as a person of interest, but yesterday her next-door neighbour turned himself in.
Hours later, police discovered human remains in two locations. They said they're confident the remains are those of Ms. ROSS.
Ontario's chief coroner confirmed the remains were found near the town of Manilla, about 50 kilometres northeast of Markham, and near the town of Coboconk, another 40 kilometres north.
Bronte Road, the tree-lined street where the victim lived, was quiet yesterday except for the forensic investigators who were scouring the house next door, a home listed as belonging to Grant SYLVESTER since 1997. The best-selling author died in 1999.
His widow, Olga Mary, and son Daniel continued to live in the family home. The couple's other son, Robert, had moved to Mississauga.
Although Daniel SYLVESTER lived in the neighbourhood, he seems to have left little impression. Shown his photo, numerous local residents said they had never seen him. Two women who lived within 100 metres of the SYLVESTER home said working suburbanites invariably go from their car to their house, barely saying hello to any but the closest neighbours.
"I don't know the name of the person across the street," said Angela TORTI, who moved to the area 22 years ago when it was a new subdivision.
None of the neighbours lingering around the cordoned-off area claimed to have seen any of the SYLVESTERs much.
"Everybody today kind of goes their own way. When you have small children, you go out walking with them and you get to know your neighbours," Ms. REZMOVITZ said. "But once your kids are grown, often you don't know who your neighbours are."
Calls to the SYLVESTER home and to Robert's home, office and cottage were not answered.
Next door to the SYLVESTER residence, two posters with Ms. ROSS's photo were still taped to the back windows of an sport utility vehicle. A couple arrived to visit Ms. ROSS's family during the afternoon, but declined to comment afterward.
Around dinnertime, a police officer prevented a teenage girl from entering blocked-off Bronte Road. She left a plastic-wrapped bouquet at the barricade and lit a small candle.
Although some residents said they were shocked to hear that a neighbour had been arrested, they said they were nevertheless relieved.
"It's devastating to hear. It shows some degree of a conscience, turning himself in, but it's like humanizing a monster. This can't redeem him," said Marc FINKELSTEIN, who was jogging with his wife, Simone. "This has paralyzed the neighbourhood. It used to be such an active neighbourhood. It's nice to know all this is finally over."
Ms. TORTI said she had been unable to stop worrying about her daughter, who is living at home while studying at the University of Toronto.
"I don't go to sleep until she's in," she said. "She's 23, but honest to God, I don't go to sleep."
About 100 kilometres northeast of the neighbourhood, human remains that York Regional Police say likely belong to Ms. ROSS, were discovered.
Helicopters whirled overhead, police and Ontario Provincial Police tracker dogs scoured the bush and thick bull rushes over a wide area north and south of Highway 7. But the focal point of the search appeared to be just south of the town of Manilla bisected by Highway 7.
Near the intersection of Simcoe Street and the Seventh Concession, police tape surrounded a rectangle of thick, damp brush less than three metres from the roadside. Under a broiling sun, police with weed whackers cut thick grass and carried it to a York Regional Police forensic truck.
An officer said his colleagues had been there since early morning.
The seven-hectare (28-acre) property has been for sale since the beginning of the month, with an asking price of $139,900 and nobody was more surprised to see the flurry of activity than listing agent Audrey GRIFFIOEN.
"This is terrible, I can't believe it," she said, explaining that the property -- partly farm land and partly environmentally protected -- had recently had a conditional purchase offer.
"He's got to be a real sicko, the guy who did this," she said. "Killing is bad enough, but hacking up and spreading body parts all over the countryside.... I'll bet you he just stopped in his car and chucked it."
Also dismayed was 23-year-old Melissa NEWBERRY, whose parents own an 11-hectare (43-acre) parcel of dense brush just north of Highway 7, where more searching was under way.
"It's kind of scary," she said, recounting a recent incident in which she was jogging along the road. She said "some creepo in a yellow car," whom she described as a blond-haired man about 30 years old, appeared to be watching her.
She was advised to report the encounter to one of the numerous police officers in the area.

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TORTORELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-01 published
TORTORELLI, Vincenzo
The family of Vincenzo TORTORELLI are deeply saddened to announce his passing, with dignity and courage, on June 29, 2005. Wonderful husband of Bruna, devoted and adored father of Marianne and Grace. Sadly missed by sons-in-law Jamie DICKSON/DIXON and John REEVES. Proud Nonno of precious grandchildren Patrick and Georgia. Very lovingly remembered by his family and numerous Friends here and abroad. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 4, 2005 at St. Andrew's Church (2547 Kipling Ave.), at 9: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.

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TORVALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-04 published
PATTERSON, Thomas Arthur (TORVALD)
On March 31, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital. Torvald will be sadly missed by his loving parents Roger and Margaret. He will also be missed by his brothers Kevin (Shauna and Molly) and Michael (Beverly, Hayden, Moyrah, Rhonyn). Torvald also leaves many Friends and colleagues in the social activist movement. A gathering was held on Sunday at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel. If desired donations can be made to Casey House Hospice.

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TORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
Beland HONDERICH: Remembering a crusader
He wanted only an 'informal gathering' and he got it: 300 Friends, politicians and journalists trade stories about the extraordinary longtime Star publisher
By Jessica LEEDER, Staff Reporter
A man widely known for his decisiveness and direction, Beland HONDERICH left strict instructions for his family regarding his memorial. Instead of a funeral, he wrote to them, he wanted an "informal gathering," memories shared over glasses of wine, "without fuss."
There was much laughter and negligible levels of fuss at a downtown reception last night where the former Toronto Star publisher and fierce perfectionist was remembered as nothing less. More than 300 guests traded stories of the legendary man who was one of the most influential publishers in the newspaper's history. He spent 22 of his 52 years at the Star as publisher.
HONDERICH died November 8 at his home in Vancouver following a stroke. He was 86.
In a final letter to the family read by his son John, who was publisher of the Star between 1994 and 2004, HONDERICH described his life as one "that was far from perfect, but endeavoured to make a useful contribution to society."
Others were far less humble. Political dignitaries and journalists alike remembered HONDERICH as an infallible man of enduring principles and with a steadfast commitment to Canadian society.
"I've met very few men in my public life or since who were more dedicated to this country," said former Ontario premier William DAVIS, adding that HONDERICH had "a real commitment to trying to reduce the diversity between those who have and those who have not.
"We may not have achieved all of his objectives, but it's not because he didn't provide the leadership, desire, motivation," DAVIS said. "He was a deeply committed Canadian and a very sensitive human being."
For Maithily PANCHALINGAM, that sensitivity has permanently marked her life.
A decade ago, the 28-year-old Star advertising employee learned that she had won a Honderich Scholarship award.
Then a new immigrant from Sri Lanka going through a "rough patch," the award -- for high grades and financial need -- was a chance to succeed where she might not have been able to on her own. "Just the fact that you're an immigrant, you're not going to have the right connections," she said, adding that the scholarship, combined with part-time jobs at the Star, helped her earn a degree from York University.
"He gave me a start. He made success possible for many students like me," she said.
More than anything, HONDERICH was held up last night as an advocate for those who most needed someone like him.
"I believe that he was a person who never forgot his roots, the common man, the underdog, the 'little people,'" said Frank IACOBUCCI, a former Supreme Court justice and current Torstar chairman.
"He championed the cause of the disadvantaged, minorities, equality, and fundamental freedoms of religion and of the press long before there were legislative or constitutional provisions reflecting these and other basic human values of an enlightened democracy."
The two-hour event included taped speeches from former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE, and several current and former Star editors, including former managing editor Mary Deanne SHEARS.
Using the boyish nickname he had for his elder brother, Ted HONDERICH, a London-based philosopher, delivered one of the evening's most touching tributes.
"He improved what, out of his good principle he preserved, which was the newspaper of the greatest value to his country. There was a greatness in this," he said. "Death without another life afterward did not make this life meaningless. Goodbye, B.B."
Also in attendance were Premier Dalton McGUINTY, Ontario Conservative Party Leader John TORY, former Ontario premier Bob RAE, Education Minister Gerard KENNEDY and Health Minister George SMITHERMAN

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