VARLESE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
DE GASPERIS, Rosina
God called Rosina peacefully on Saturday, January 15th, 2005 from the York Central Long Term Care Facility at the age of 89. Reunited in Heaven with her loving husband Attilio (predeceased January 28, 1997). She will be sadly missed by her loving children Fred (Teresa) DE GASPERIS, Angelo (Lorenza) DE GASPERIS, Connie (Giovanni) GUGLIETTI, Tony (Helga) DE GASPERIS, Mary (Fiore) MELATTI, and Carlo DE GASPERIS. Proud grandmother of Jim (Lina) DE GASPERIS, Carla DE GASPERIS, Freddie (Wendy) DE GASPERIS, Frank DE GASPERIS (predeceased September 21, 1990,) Tony DE GASPERIS, Julie (Claudio) MAGGIONI, Romeo (Maria Lisa) DE GASPERIS, Nancy DE GASPERIS, Silvio (Patricia) GUGLIETTI, Riccardo (Lisa) GUGLIETTI, Marco GUGLIETTI, Johnny GUGLIETTI, Robert DE GASPERIS, Andrew DE GASPERIS, Christina (Sandro) COLAVECCHIA, Nick (Cora) MELATTI, Attilio MELATTI, Rose MELATTI. She will be cherished by her dear 23 great-grandchildren. The DE GASPERIS family would like to thank the following dedicated individuals for their care given to Rosina: Dr. VARLESE, Dr. DINARDO, Nurse Antonietta CIUFETTA, Nurse Mary, Nurse Josie LOMBARDI, and the staff of the York Central Hospital. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905 850-3332) on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11: 00 am from St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church (off Rutherford Rd., west of Weston Rd.). Private family entombment to follow. In lieu of flowers, the DE GASPERIS family will accept donations to the Alzheimer's Society of York Region.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-17 published
VARLEY, Edgar
At the McCormick Home on Tuesday February 15, 2005. Edgar VARLEY in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Lavina VARLEY (1985.) Dear father of Sharon ROSSITER and Shirley (Neil) MAGUIRE. Loving grandfather of Ron ROSSITER, Brent ROSSITER, Mark ROSSITER, Mike (Chrissy) BUTLER, Lorraine BUTLER and Geoff VARLEY (Keri-Ann DUNLOP.) Also survived by great-grandchildren Joshua, Samantha, Ryan and Brianna BUTLER. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Friday February 18, 2005, from 9: 30-10:30 am. Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. VARLEY.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-29 published
CARTER, John E. " Jack"
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2005, John E. (Jack) CARTER of Seaforth, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Christina "Florence" Elsie (WHITMORE) CARTER for 62 years. Loving father of Carol and Bruce HOELSCHER and Jim and Ruth Anne CARTER, all of Seaforth, Elizabeth VARLEY, Exeter, Allan and Karen CARTER, Seaforth, Elaine and Don SHROPSHALL, Clinton and Christine and Doug FRY, R.R.#2, Dublin. Special grandpa to 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear brother-inlaw of Warren WHITMORE, Carman WHITMORE, Evelyn CARTER, Kathleen WHITMORE and Elva WHITMORE. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Mary (JARMAN) CARTER, his brother Lorne CARTER, sisters-in-law Ruth WHITMORE, Irene WHITMORE, and Sarah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, brothers-in-law Erlin WHITMORE, Gordon ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Fletcher WHITMORE, a nephew Ralph WHITMORE and a niece Karen

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VARLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-28 published
WHELPLEY, Anette (née MUNCH)
On Sunday, June 26th, 2005 after a long illness, Anette (MUNCH) WHELPLEY of London in her 63rd year. Loving life partner of Ken VARLEY. Dear mother of Michael WHELPLEY and his wife Barb of Toronto and Elizabeth WHELPLEY and her husband Chad SARRAGE of Montreal, Quebec. Loving grandmother of Emma, Rhegan and Spencer. Also survived by her parents Flemming and Tove MUNCH of Lambeth, her nephew Kirk MUNCH and his family of Nairn and her brother Carsten MUNCH of Shedden.
A devoted mother and grandmother, Anette willingly shared a life long passion for books, movies, art and theatre with many Friends and family members. An avid gardener and amateur artist, Anette was an enthusiastic tour guide and supporter of Museum London. Often misunderstood as being "bossy", she was nevertheless full of good intentions and love for humanity. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A service to celebrate Anette's life will be held at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street (at Wortley Road) London on Sunday, July 3rd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. with Archdeacon Ken ANDERSON officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 (Online condolences accepted at ww.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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VARLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
VARLEY, Doug
In memory of a dear brother-in-law Doug, who was taken two years ago December 5, 2003. For those we love don't go away They walk beside us everyday. Forever missed by John, Joan, Shawn, Marj, Jim and the Whitford Family.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
VARLEY, Doug
In memory of my husband Doug who passed away two years ago today December 5, 2003. Wish you were still here. Miss you, Love Shirley.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-08 published
STEVENS, Elizabeth Ann (née BURRILL)
Bet was born April 21, 1914 in Hamilton, Ontario and died of old age on March 6, 2005 in Toronto. She graduated from McMaster University in 1936 and married Burnley W. STEVENS in 1941. They spent their married life in Thunder Bay where he was a surgeon in the Fort William Clinic, which he founded.
She was predeceased in 1997 by her husband. She is survived by their four children, Joan, John, Scott and Holly and their spouses Ron VARLEY, Pam Edwards STEVENS, Brenda NICOLOFF and Colin MOORES and by her grandchildren Ondine HAYES, Sarah VARLEY and Alexander, Daniel, Jennifer and Lindsay STEVENS. She will be greatly missed.
A special thank you from the family to the staff at The Bradgate and more recently The Donway for their dedicated service and attention over the last seven years.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Street, Toronto on Friday, March 11th at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Bradgate Arms, 54 Foxbar Rd., Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 131 Bloor St. W., Suite 200, Toronto, M5S 1R8.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-10 published
Jim ERSKINE, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner: 1920-2005
To A.Y. JACKSON, the man who cracked the Great Canadian Art Fraud case of 1964 was always 'my inspector.' The policeman known as 'Big Jim' went on to head the Ontario Provincial Police
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, June 10, 2005, Page S9
In November, 1962, Ontario Provincial Police officer Jim ERSKINE started on a new case. J. Russell HARPER, then curator of Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada, had asked the force to investigate a flood of Canadian forgeries of the works of well-known artists, including the Group of Seven.
After a lot of dogged legwork, Mr. ERSKINE, appointed two years earlier as the Ontario Provincial Police's first head of its new anti-rackets squad, eventually cracked the case that came to be known as the Great Canadian Art Fraud.
It counts as only one highlight of Mr. ERSKINE's distinguished 38-year career with the Ontario Provincial Police. As well, he saw a hostage-taking incident successfully resolved, oversaw emergency response at the Mississauga train derailment and ended his career as the Ontario Provincial Police's commissioner.
Then premier William DAVIS appointed him commissioner, as well as head of a campaign begun in 1983 to end drinking and driving. "He was a professional police officer," Mr. DAVIS said. "It was his life. He was completely dedicated."
Mr. ERSKINE's break in the art-fraud came, according to a May, 1964, issue of Canadian Weekly, when a ruckus broke out at the Toronto art-auction house, Ward-Price. Some in attendance at a sale questioned the authenticity of Group of Seven works on offer. The scene led one purchaser of a work purportedly by Group of Seven artist J.E.H. MacDonald to take it to the Toronto Art Gallery, now the Art Gallery of Ontario, for authentication. When the purchase proved fake, the gallery informed Mr. ERSKINE, who immediately seized paintings and records from Ward-Price.
With the combined efforts of Mr. ERSKINE, artist A.J. CASSON and National Gallery conservator Dr. Nathan STOLOW, 91 paintings were confirmed as forgeries. The Ward-Price records showed that the fakes were sold on behalf of Leslie LEWIS, who operated a studio gallery at the back of Ward-Price. Mr. LEWIS had in turn obtained some of those works from another dealer, Neil SHARKEY.
Further investigation led to three painters, all of whom had created the works for other purposes and did not know their paintings were being passed off as being from more prominent artists. The two dealers pleaded guilty and were jailed.
A headline from a story about the fraud in an April, 1964, issue of Maclean's referred to Mr. ERSKINE as a "smart cop." As a result, Mr. ERSKINE came to be good Friends with some members of the Group of Seven, including A.J. CASSON, with whom he worked on the case. In addition, he was at Fred VARLEY's bedside at the artist's death and gained the confidence of A.Y. JACKSON.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, to Scottish immigrants, James Laird ERSKINE was the oldest of four children. His stonemason father worked on many buildings in and around the city, including some for the University of Guelph and the stone wall along the Niagara River.
Mr. ERSKINE obtained a Grade 10 education and, after serving underage in a field ambulance and medical corps and then an artillery reserve, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a flight engineer on Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.
When stationed in England, Mr. ERSKINE was wounded twice, once while helping defuse bombs. One of the bombs exploded, Mr. ERSKINE blacked out and awoke to find himself among dead comrades.
Once on leave in London, he helped rescue children from a bombed school. Many students were killed or severely injured. "It took me years to get over that incident," he told the Guelph Daily Mercury in 2000. "I would wake up when I heard my own kids crying and break into a cold sweat."
Upon his return from the war in 1945, Mr. ERSKINE joined the Ontario Provincial Police. As well as solving the Great Canadian Art Fraud, he negotiated the release of four children being held hostage near London, Ontario, by an armed, escaped convict, Donald CLINE.
The con demanded cash but, according to one of Mr. ERSKINE's sons, Bruce, the incident took place on the weekend during a time with limited banking hours and no automated teller machines. To get the cash, Mr. ERSKINE borrowed it from a local businessman. After collecting it, the then-deputy commissioner and a colleague sat in the back of a cruiser and wrote down the serial numbers of each bill so they could be traced later.
During the incident, the hostage-taker held one of the children to the window, threatening to kill him. A gunshot sounded, the window shattered and the child fell. "My father said he felt sick to his stomach because he thought the child had died," the younger Mr. ERSKINE said.
In fact, the gunman had shot out the window above the child's head and simultaneously dropped the child.
Before handing over any money, Mr. ERSKINE insisted that three children be released. Once he received his booty, Mr. CLINE released the fourth and oldest child before taking off. He was later arrested.
At one point, tiring of the constant media swarm during the lengthy standoff, Mr. ERSKINE sent another officer out for coffee, instructing him to go in a marked cruiser with lights flashing, sirens screaming and tires screeching. The press fell for it and followed like bees to honey.
At 6 feet 5, Mr. ERSKINE was commonly known as "Big Jim." He also happened to look a lot like Errol Flynn. Once, in Los Angeles to bring an extradited man back home, he found himself constantly approached by curious women on the lookout for movie stars.
In November of 1979, 17 years after beginning on the art-fraud case, Mr. ERSKINE once again played an important part in a major Canadian event. A freight train carrying volatile materials including propane, chlorine and caustic soda left the tracks in Mississauga. Some of its chemical contents exploded and caught fire, releasing flames and vapours into the air early on a Sunday morning.
Fearing for the safety of the city's residents, officials ordered approximately 218,000 people from their homes in the largest peacetime evacuation in North American history. It lasted close to a week.
As director of emergency response, Mr. ERSKINE worked closely with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION during the disaster. That closeness became literal. The mayor had sprained her ankle and could not walk well, so Mr. ERSKINE picked her up and carried her to one of their daily press conferences.
Throughout his career, Mr. ERSKINE took on several leadership roles, including president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police in 1976. Appointed a deputy commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police in 1975, he became commissioner in 1981. He retired in 1983.
As well as heading the drinking-driving campaign, Mr. ERSKINE was for 10 years the honorary colonel of the 11th Field Artillery Regiment.
With his death, the man who solved so many mysteries may have left one behind.
According to his son Bruce, Group of Seven artist A.Y. JACKSON always called Mr. ERSKINE "my inspector." Once, when the younger Mr. ERSKINE visited Mr. JACKSON, the artist confided that he knew the truth about the mysterious 1917 death of artist Tom THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and the only person he had ever told was "my inspector." When asked about it, Big Jim ERSKINE denied knowing anything.
James Laird ERSKINE was born on September 8, 1920, in Guelph, Ontario He died on May 22, 2005, in Mississauga. He was 84. He leaves his wife Jeanette, sons Bruce, Rick and Barry, and one sister. His oldest son Daniel died last fall.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-05 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Tom, 1917 -- Died This Day
Tuesday, July 5, 2005, Page S9
Artist and outdoorsman born in Claremont, Ontario, on August Raised as a middle child in a brood of 10 siblings, he grew up on a farm near Owen Sound, Ontario He trained as a graphic artist and joined a Toronto firm where his fellow employees included Arthur LISMER, Fred VARLEY and Franklin CARMICHAEL, all future members of the Group of Seven. Together, they organized weekend sketching trips to the countryside around Toronto and beyond into the wilderness. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was one of the first painters to give visual form to the Ontario landscape but was almost unknown in his day. He drowned in Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, in mysterious circumstances.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-27 published
DOYLE, Mary Elizabeth, (formerly SPEERS, née STEVENS)
Born August 28, 1911. Died July 24, 2005. Mary followed her natural inclination to serve her community starting as a teenager she worked summers in The Toronto school grounds as a children's counselor. She went on to graduate in Social Work from the University of Toronto. Her lifelong commitment was to the Children's Aid where she toiled until her retirement. Mary became the head of the Adoption Department (central branch) and then she took the job as Director of the east branch, at their brand new Scarborough quarters. She made a multitude of close and lasting relationships with her fellow 'C.A.S.' workers, many of whom she shared her latter years with at Christie Gardens.
Loving mother to M.J. SPEERS of Toronto. Stepmother/grandmother to Anna Beth DOYLE, Joel HILLEL, Mark and Pamela SHAPIRO of Montreal, and to Michael DOYLE (deceased,) and his Winnipeg family Marcelle, Pierre, Suzanne DOYLE, Terry OTCHENASH, Monique DOYLE, Randy, Michael and Trevor WALLD. Aunt/great aunt to Joan Hayes VARLEY, Ron VARLEY, Ondine HAYES, Sarah VARLEY, Scott STEVENS, Brenda NICKALOFF, Jennifer and Lindsay STEVENS of Toronto; John, Pamela, Alexander and Daniel STEVENS of Hamilton; Dr. Holly STEVENS and Colin MOORES of Naramata, B.C.
Mary Will Be Missed!!!
No Funeral Service, Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Toronto Children's Aid Fund or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Services, Toronto.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-24 published
John BAND, Executive And Art Collector (1915-2005)
Navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War returned home to become an insurance broker and a collector of Canadian art
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, September 24, 2005, Page S9
Although he was a distinguished veteran and a former insurance executive, John BAND found his true calling in companionship and art. He was passionate about collecting, gardening, fitness, the navy, red wine and crossword puzzles. A good listener, he was the master of drawing people out.
Born into a family of prominent Canadian art collectors, he inherited his parents' eye and their zeal for collecting. "I wish I knew the first time I shook his hand," said art collector Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, chairman of The Globe and Mail. "I think it was in the mid-50s and it must have been about art."
For half a century, the two men discussed upcoming auction sales, although their Friendship meant they never bid against each other. "I respected his judgment on paintings," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. Whenever Mr. BAND was "adamant" about a picture, such as The Steamship Quebec, painted by Cornelius Krieghoff in 1853, "I jolly well bought it. There wasn't going to be any doubt about that," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON admitted.
"He was always around the corner from my house and up here," tapping his forehead with his finger, "he was right beside me all the time," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "I never got along with anybody better."
Mr. BAND's love of art was ingrained growing up in a home where Arthur LISMER and Fred VARLEY were frequent guests and painting was a major dinner table topic. "John had a very keen eye for choice works and he sometimes went about acquiring them as though he was a detective," said Lisa Balfour BOWEN, a family friend and art critic. "To my knowledge, he was filling gaps in his collection virtually until the time of his death."
There was nothing passive about Mr. BAND. "He spoke his mind, but it was something that you welcomed. There were no shades. He was always direct and clear," said Dennis REID, chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario. "I have to say I loved him."
John Trumbull BAND was the eldest child and only son of insurance broker and art collector Charles Shaw BAND and his wife, Helen WARREN. His parents moved to New York in 1914 when Mr. BAND was transferred to the American office of James Carruthers and Co. Mr. BAND was born there a year later.
While they lived in the United States, the BANDs bought canvases painted by the Hudson River Valley artists. They sold that collection when they returned to Toronto in 1923 with John and his younger sisters, Priscilla, Barbara and Helen.
"They wanted to collect what was important in the life of Canada their country and the countryside they knew," said Mr. BAND's stepdaughter, management consultant and corporate director Jalynn BENNETT. The BANDs bought an island in Georgian Bay and became good Friends with several members of the Group of Seven.
"Their home was a testament to the art of the Twenties and Thirties in Canada," said Mr. REID. " The dining room was stupendous because it was all Lawren HARRIS's Arctic sketches. There must have been 10 of them."
Two years after the BANDs moved back to Toronto, they sent John to Trinity College School in Port Hope. He was 10. His daughter Sarah, an entrepreneur and retailer, has his first school report framed in her bathroom. "He is rather backward for his age, but he has ability and is a neat and careful worker," his teacher wrote.
In 1929, the year of the stock-market crash, the school's main building burned down. Hard economic times and the school's rebuilding difficulties persuaded his parents to withdraw him in 1931, the year he would have graduated, and send him to Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto instead.
Nevertheless, Mr. BAND was a committed Trinity College School old boy. With his family's help, he gave himself an 80th birthday gift in 1995 by endowing an annual history prize.
Mr. BAND went to work in 1937 for Irish and Molson, a firm of insurance brokers that became Marsh and McLennan and later Marsh Canada. After war broke out, he enlisted in the Navy and was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1941. About the same time, he met Mona MORROW (later CAMPBELL,) daughter of financier and company director Frederick MORROW. They married in 1942.
During the war, Mr. BAND served on H.M.C.S. Swansea, a river-class frigate in 1943 as first lieutenant. The ship, which was known as a happy and successful one, helped to sink three German U-boats in the North Atlantic in March and April of 1944 and assisted in essential enemy sweeps before the invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He transferred to H.M.C.S. Stone Town, another frigate, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, that November and served as its commanding officer until August of 1945.
For decades afterward, Mr. BAND caught up with his wartime cronies at an annual navy lunch he organized, inviting specialist speakers on military subjects. One of the regulars was Tony GRIFFIN, another distinguished naval veteran. "There were very few officers I could put in the same class as John BAND," he said this week. "He knew how to handle ships and men and he had a keen appreciation of the Navy."
Michael WHITBY, senior naval historian at the Department of National Defence, agrees with that assessment. "He was one of the typical Canadians who volunteered to go fight the war and who did an outstanding job." Mr. BAND's strength was to lead by gentle persuasion and quiet example. On Swansea, for example, he insisted that classical music was played on Sundays.
When peace came, he went back to Toronto and to Marsh and McLennan, working mainly on Toronto establishment accounts until he retired in 1980 as a senior executive. He needlessly regretted that the war disrupted his plans to go to university, according to Paul O'DONOGHUE, a business colleague from Marsh and McLennan who became a lifelong friend. "He was the best-informed man I ever met."
Mr. BAND and his wife Mona had three children, John, Sarah and Victoria (Vickie), but the marriage fell apart in the mid-1950s. After an acrimonious divorce and custody settlement, Mr. BAND married Elizabeth Lumbers ROGERS, a widow with two children (Jalynn BENNETT and Jennifer ROGERS,) in 1959.
His son lived with them and his daughters stayed with their mother. "We weren't allowed to see him for a long time," said his daughter Sarah, who became extremely close to her father in the past few decades. "He was my best friend," she said this week. "We talked four times a day."
As a stepfather, Mr. BAND was "warm and caring and curious about our lives without being intrusive," says Ms. BENNETT, who was 15 when her mother remarried.
He was very outgoing and had a keen sense of whimsy. He once jokingly confided plans for his funeral: a procession down Bay Street at noon with a Brinks truck following the hearse with a big sign on top saying: "Who says you can't take it with you?"
Some years after his second wife Betty died in 1992, Mr. BAND formed a new attachment with Patty FISCHER, the former wife of industrialist Michael DEGROOTE, owner of Laidlaw Transport and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Mr. BAND turned 90 in late August. He celebrated his birthday two weeks ago at a party he organized himself at the Toronto Hunt Club, where he'd belonged ever since his mother had bought him a membership for his 20th birthday.
His friend Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON tried to give him a small J.E.H. MacDonald painting of the family island in Georgian Bay as a birthday gift. Knowing the value of the painting, Mr. BAND refused to accept it, although he delighted in pointing out familiar landmarks. Finally, he agreed to "borrow" the painting after attaching a note to the back saying it belonged to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He only had a few days to enjoy it. The painting has now come back to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, layered with "priceless" sentimental value. He plans to hang it near his desk in his office until he gives it eventually to the Art Gallery of Ontario. "But that paper is going to stay with that picture," he insisted. "That's a condition."
Last Tuesday, Sarah BAND took her father to a medical appointment where he learned that his cancer was terminal. He went home, made a final "to do" list to settle his affairs and then "crumpled."
John Trumbull BAND was born in New York on August 25, 1915. He died on Sunday of metastasized sarcoma. He is survived by one sister, three children, two stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private family burial took place on Thursday. A memorial service is planned for September 30 at noon at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto.

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VARLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
REYNOLDS, Beatrice Grace (née VARLEY)
Peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on April 15, 2005, in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Murray (1974), and her parents William and Edith. Sister of Mary NEILSEN and the late Ina CHAPPLE, Fred, James, William and Harvey VARLEY. Loving mother of Barry (Susan) of Sault Ste. Marie and Marilyn DOYLE (David) of Lindsay. Grandmother of John REYNOLDS, Robert REYNOLDS (Lisa), Gary DOYLE (Kellie), Richard DOYLE (Lisa), Barbara HILLION (Stephen,) and Bryan DOYLE (Kyra.) Great-grandmother to 11 and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Grace graduated from nursing at Women's College Hospital in 1931 and was an active member of their Alumni Association for many years. She was a longtime member of Westminster United Church, Weston. Family and Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 11 a.m. Tuesday until time of funeral service in the chapel at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Westminster United Church or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences may be sent to beatrice.reynolds@wardfh.com

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VARLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
HASKELL, Dorothy " Dot"
Passed away peacefully at the Plummer Hospital on October 9, 2005 surrounded by family in her 90th year. Loving mother of Norman VARLEY (Lynda.) Cherished Nana of Laura, Jonathan (Crystal) and Norman Jr. Special Great Nana of Haylie and Chelsey. Daughter of the late James and Frances TEDCASTLE. Sister of Grace and Margaret (Peggy) and predeceased by Frances, Gertrude and Bruce. Special friend to Margaret DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Rose SCHWARTZ of Toronto. There will be a cremation and at Dorothy's request a memorial service will be held in Holland Landing, Ontario in the spring of 2006. Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 705-759-2522. Memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.arthurfuneralhome.com

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

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VARNECKAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-13 published
VARNECKAS, Teodora
Peacefully while sleeping departed this world on Saturday morning, June 11, 2005 in her 94th year. Devoted and wonderful mother of Tina, Birute (son-in-law Ron), John (daughter-in-law Luba), proud grandma of Jacquie, Sylvia, Christopher and Cassandra and great-grandmother to David and Sarah. The most important aspect of Teodora's life was always her family. Teodora was wise and frank, kind and generous and had a gentle nature. Her never ending support made her family world a wonderful place to be. Teodora said, "Life is a journey and dying is part of living and when your time is up there is nothing you can do about it". Teodora with her loving smile will be very sadly missed. A special thanks is extended to all the loving caregivers on the 3rd floor at Labdara Nursing Home. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Road, Etobicoke, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Saint John's Lithuanian Cemetery, Mississauga.

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VARNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
SHERMAN, May McKenzie (née HOGG)
At Aurora Resthaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late William SHERMAN. Loving mother of son Paul and his wife Pat of Aurora and daughter Marilyn of Woodstock, New Brunswick. Cherished grandmother of Jason of Victoria, British Columbia and Carrie (fiancé Phil) of Bromont, Québec. Dear sister of Jim HOGG (wife Ann,) Cathy VARNEY (husband Gord,) sister-in-law Helen HOGG (the late John HOGG) and the late Alex and Joan HOGG. A heartfelt thank you to Aurora Resthaven staff for their wonderful loving care and a special thank you to Jean for being such a caring and thoughtful roommate. A memorial service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora (905-727-5421) on Tuesday, March 29 at 11 a.m. Inurnment of cremated remains at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay, Ontario. Donations to Aurora Resthaven or to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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VARNHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
DAVIS, Barbara Joan (née VARNHAM)
Of Grimsby, formerly of Shannonville and Toronto, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at the Kilean Lodge in Grimsby, at the age of 70 years. She is survived by her loving son, the Reverend Steven DAVIS and his wife Lynn, the newly arrived minister of Central United Church, Port Colborne. Mrs. DAVIS was very excited about her soon to be adopted granddaughter Hannah Pearl DAVIS. The DAVIS family will receive Friends at the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes, 135 Clarence St. on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. John S. NILES officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of Ashes to take place at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. DAVIS may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences www.davidsonfuneralhomes.com

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VARNUM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-07 published
VARNUM, Arthur
In loving memory of my husband Arthur who passed away July 7th, Always on my mind, forever in my heart.
Love Isabelle.

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VARRICCHIO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
KINCH, Grace
Grace KINCH peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at L.H.S.C. - University Campus in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence KINCH (2001.) Loving mother of Carolyn (Robert) DEFREITAS, Donna (Denise) GERHART, Bruce (Deb) KINCH and the late David KINCH. Cherished grandmother of Kimberley, Robert, Anthony, Laura, Andrea, Tonya and Tyler. Dear sister of Donna WOODS and Margaret. Grace will also be remembered by Andy VARRICCHIO. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a Memorial service on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior. Interment of cremated remains at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home 652-2020

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VARRICCHIO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-15 published
RAGIN, June (MacROW)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital on Monday, June 13, 2005, June (MacROW) RAGIN of Goderich, formerly of London in her 77th year with her family at her side. Beloved wife of Murray for 56 years. Devoted mom of Gerry (predeceased 1991) (Astrid) and Judy (Rob) WILDING. Loving grandma to Becky (Tom) BAYNTON, Kelly RAGIN (Joe BYSTRIK,) Brandy and Chelsea VARRICCHIO. Step-gramma to Robbie WILDING and Jodi WILDING and proud great-gramma of Ben BAYNTON. Will also be missed by brother Bill MacROW (Betty) and brother-in-law Levi WHITE/WHYTE and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Flo WILKEY and brothers Ed and Chet. Friends and relatives may call at T. Stephenson & son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the memorial service on Thursday June 16 at 2 p.m. with The Reverend Dr. Donald LOCKETT officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. June RAGIN.

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VARRIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
STONARD, Susan Irene
At University Hospital, London on Wednesday Septemer 14, 2005 in her 53rd year. Beloved mother of Phillip STONARD. Daughter of Irene VARRIN and the late Hector. Sister of Ronald and the late Brenda CASSIDY. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot St. W., Jarvis from Sunday, 2: 00 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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VARRIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-05 published
VARRIN, Emma Irene (PRESTON)
At London University Health Centre, University Campus on Monday, October 3, 2005. Irene (PRESTON) VARRIN of London, in her 79th year. Wife of the late Hector VARRIN (2004.) Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Gerry of Jarvis, Ronald of London, Larry CASSIDY of Simcoe, and the late Susan STONARD (Sept. 2005) and Brenda CASSIDY (1998.) Loving grandmother of Graham, Geoff and George VARRIN, Phillip STONARD, Kristen and Jim WINKWORTH, Karrie and Tyler PATRICK, Kelvin CASSIDY and great-grandmother of Chloe and Adam WINKWORTH, Emily, Hannah and Kyle PATRICK and Samantha CASSIDY. Sister of Bernice FESS of Jarvis, Shirly RIDER of Fort Erie and Gordon and Vi PRESTON of Madoc. Friends are invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Thursday 11: 00 until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery.

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VARRIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
VARRIN, Rita (née KAVANAUGH)
Passed away quietly on Tuesday, September 27th, 2005, in her 85th year. Loving and devoted Mother of Lorraine and her husband Graham MARKS and Jacquie and her late husband Dr. Michael JENNINGS. Cherished Grandmother "You Who" to Patricia (Alan) MARTINOVICH, Katie (Jason) RANDELL, Krissie (Dan) VANDERBURG, Nikki MARKS (Sam COHEN,) Maureen, Patricia and Andrew JENNINGS, and Great-Grandmother to Ethan, Joshua, Alexandra and Kieler. Survived by her sister Lorraine (Dave) BALDWIN and predeceased by her sisters Dorothy, Gerry, Helen, Mary, Kay, Peggy and brother Tom. Rita will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Rita served her country as a Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2. She was a life long painter, sculptor and student of the Arts. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, 97 King Road, Richmond Hill, on Friday, September 30th, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society. Condolences - www.rskane.ca.

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VARSAVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
KOZAR, Joseph
Peacefully at home, on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Irene (VARSAVA.) Dear father of Michele (Fred) and Fred (Kelly). Special uncle to Anne Marie (Steve) and Edward (Suzanne). Grandfather to Amanda, Lydia, Gregory, Matthew, Jacob, Blake and Nicholas. Brother of Olga, Muron and the late Edwin, Willi and Myrtle. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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VARTANIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-28 published
JAQUES, Paulo (February 1, 1939-April 26, 2005)
Of Assiniboine Trail, Mississauga. Visitation 2-9 p.m. today at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Mass 9 a.m. Friday at St. Helen's Church to Meadowvale Cemetery. Mr. Jaques is survived by: wife Terezinha; children Anna FURTADO (John VARTANIA), Ondina ORMONDE (Carlos), Paul, Joe (Jackie), Duarte (Filomena ANDREANA) Carla; 8 grandchildren. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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VARTANIAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
HADDAD, Anthony
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Friday, September 23, 2005. Anthony, beloved husband of Mary (née VARTANIAN) and loving father of Jean and Caroline. Dear grandfather of Philippe and Jacques. He will be lovingly remembered by his brothers Edmond and Pere Pierre, as well as the families Haddad, Bakhash, Nafekh, Eisa, Lavoie and Waschuk, and many Friends. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday morning, 10: 30 a.m., at Annunciation Church (Victoria Park, south of Ellesmere). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Association of Ontario would be gratefully accepted.

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VARTY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-25 published
ROE, Edward George (1921-2005)
This gentleman and soldier left us as he lived, quietly, with pride and dignity at Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, in his 85th year. "Ted" is predeceased by his parents George Alfred ROE (Evelyn Alice) of Victoria, British Columbia, his brother Dr. John A. ROE (Kae) also of Victoria, British Columbia his loving wife of fifty years - Eleanor "June" ROE (1992,) 2nd wife Dorothy FEENEY (2003.) He is survived by daughter Sheila LENAERTS (George) with their four children Benjamin VARTY, Michael VARTY, Tara CRAIG (Pete) and Georgina PERCIVAL (Michael). Also survived by son John "Vincent" ROE (Jan) of Red Bay, Ontario and daughter Patricia ROE- FLAHIFF (Robert) with their three daughters Kamilla, Alanna and Natalie of Montreal, Quebec. A tribute to "Ted" will take place on Thursday, August 25th, in the Good Shepherd Chapel of Parkwood Hospital with visitation from 10: 00 a.m. until time of Service at 11: 00 a.m, Reverend Jose SEMINATI officiating. Private interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. As many of us remember Ted's life before illness, we now ask that donations in honour of him (in lieu of flowers) be sent to the Parkwood Hospital Foundation, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6C 5J1. O'Neil Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.

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VARTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-27 published
VARTY, Bruce Wensley
Born November 26, 1912, died June 25, 2005. Beloved husband for 65 years of Kathleen (Betty). Father of Christopher, Bruce and Andrew (deceased). He loved his family very much. Anne, daughter-in-law, Emily, granddaughter and Matthew, grand_son. Joane, daughter-in-law and grand_sons Seth and Yale. A family service will be held from the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre at a later date.

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VARTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
LAZENBY, Irene Lilian (née COX)
On Saturday, January 8, 2005 in her 86th year, peacefully with her family at her side. Beloved wife of the late Louis LAZENBY and loving companion to the late Edwin JONES. Dear sister of Barbara KILPATRICK and the late Dorrie INMAN. She will be sadly missed by her children Anne LAZENBY, Joan and Malcolm MATSON, Barbara and Greg MILNE and grandchildren Emily and Matthew VARTY and Craig MATSON. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at St. James' Chapel with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the charity of your choice.

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VARTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
KARRY, Elizabeth Mair (JAMIESON)
Peacefully on February 23, 2005 at the Northridge Long Term Care Centre, Oakville. Beloved sister of Isobel VARTY, aunt of Alexandria SMITH and husband Robert of Caledon East, and Gordon TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Calgary, Alberta. Loving great-aunt of Jordan, Kendra, Pierce SMITH and Maddie TAIT/TAITE/TATE. Visitation from 1 p.m. before the Memorial Service on March 9 at 2 p.m. at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 318 Queen Mary Drive, Oakville. Donations, if desired, to the charity of your choice.

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VARTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-10 published
BRUNTON, Pearl Lettittia (VARTY)
At the Community Nursing Home, Port Hope, on Thursday, September 8, 2005. Pearl VARTY, formerly of Campbellford, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Angus BRUNTON. Dear mother of Carol Ann SPEIGHT and her husband Paul of Toronto, and the late Keith. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Keith IRVINE of Toronto, and Cindy LANEVILLE of Ottawa. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mrs. Edna RODGERS, Gordon, Mrs. Doreen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Mrs. Alma STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and the late Rose, Verna, Golden, Glenn, Hazel and Louella. Resting at the Brett "Havelock" Chapel 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Ronald CAMPBELL officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Campbellford. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to the Gideons or the Campbellford Memorial Hospital.

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VARTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
QUIRK, Shirley Anne (née MOBBS)
Peacefully, at home, with her family and Friends by her side, on Tuesday, November 8, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Linda STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Judy (Ken) EVANS. Predeceased by her grand_son Brett Dean STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Survived by her sister Marilyn (Fred) CLARK, and nieces Donna (Danny) MacDONALD and Glenna CONWAY and their families. Special thanks to Jane (Gary) CAMPBELL and Andrea for their compassion and comfort, and the caregivers Elaine, Dr. L. WOOD, Dr. B. VARTY and Irene. Shirley will be remembered for her strength, courage, and sense of humour. She met her illness with determination and greeted each day with a positive attitude. Shirley was a wonderful mother, wife and friend who made taking care of her a joy and as easy as possible for those she loved. She touched the lives of many and was an inspiration to us all. We will miss her zest for and enjoyment of life and travel. As per Shirley's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of her life at a later date.

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VARY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-27 published
PARKER, Russell " Greyson" " Buff"
Russell "Greyson" "Buff" of London, on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 78th year. Dearly loved husband of over 54 years of Doreen (STOREY) PARKER and loved father of Gary D. PARKER of Corunna and his twin sister the late Vivian Elizabeth PARKER (January 26, 2005.) Dear father-in-law of Paul Leonard MARTIN of London. Loved grandfather of Lindsay and Mark PARKER. Predeceased by 3 sisters Mary VARY, Grace McLEOD and Adeline ANDERSEN. Greyson was born in Port Stanley on September 14, 1927, the son of the late Russell G. PARKER Sr. and the late Victoria B. (NUTKINS) PARKER. He was retired from Union Gas. A private family service will be held. No visitation. Cremation, with entombment of ashes in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario (Clothing Fund). Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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VARY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-31 published
RIGSBY, Dorothy Margaret (née VARY)
Age 101 of Dresden passed away at the Copper Terrace Nursing Home, Chatham on Friday October 28, 2005. She was born in Chicago daughter of the late William and Margaret (TEDFORD) VARY. She taught school for many years in the Dresden area and was a Life Member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire She was predeceased by her husband Andrew RIGSBY in 1962. Surviving is a daughter Margaret RIGSBY of Toronto; a niece Janet PUGH of Chatham Township; cousins Jeanne QUIGLEY and Betty CAMPBELL both of Chatham. Predeceased by one sister Jean VARY. Cremation at Resurrection Crematorium, Sarnia. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Thursday, November 3, 2005 for one hour prior to the Memorial Service at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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VARY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-31 published
RIGSBY, Dorothy Margaret (née VARY)
Age 101, of Dresden, passed away at the Copper Terrace Nursing Home, Chatham, on Friday, October 28, 2005. She was born in Chicago, daughter of the late William and Margaret (TEDFORD) VARY. She taught school for many years in the Dresden area and was a Life Member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew RIGSBY in 1962. Surviving is a daughter Margaret RIGSBY of Toronto; a niece Janet PUGH of Chatham Township; cousins Jeanne QUIGLEY and Betty CAMPBELL both of Chatham. Predeceased by one sister Jean VARY. Cremation at Resurrection Crematorium, Sarnia. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden, on Thursday, November 3, 2005 for one hour prior to the Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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