VERDEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
LOYENS, Catharina " Rina" (WILLEMS)
At her late residence in Waterford, on Friday, August 5, 2005 Catharina (Rina) (WILLEMS) LOYENS of Waterford and formerly of Ilderton and Parry Sound District in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Theodorus (Ted) LOYENS. Dear mother of Hanna and Peter DEN OTTER of R.R.#3 Ilderton, Bill and Ingrid LOYENS of R.R.#2 Ilderton, Pat and Jim DINNING of Waterford and Doris LOYENS of London. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gerry and Tea WILLEMS of Terconnel, and Mary and Bill VAN DE LOO, Agnes and Bert VERDEL and Anna and John VLASMAN all of London. Predeceased by brothers Harry, Kees, Joe and Adrianus. Arrangements incomplete. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan (227-4211) entrusted with arrangements. For further details, please see tomorrow's edition or www.haskettfh.com.

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VERDEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-07 published
LOYENS, Catharina " Rina" (WILLEMS)
At her late residence in Waterford, on Friday, August 5, 2005 Catharina (Rina) (WILLEMS) LOYENS of Waterford and formerly of Ilderton and Parry Sound District in her 88th year. Beloved wife of Theodorus (Ted) LOYENS. Dear mother of Hanna and Peter DEN OTTER of R.R.#3 Ilderton, Bill and Ingrid LOYENS of R.R.#2 Ilderton, Pat and Jim DINNING of Waterford and Doris LOYENS of London. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gerry and Tea WILLEMS of Terconnel, and Mary and Bill VAN DE LOO, Agnes and Bert VERDEL and Anna and John VLASMAN all of London. Predeceased by brothers Harry, Kees, Joe and Adrianus. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday afternoon 2-4 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Lucan on Monday, August 8th at 11 a.m. with Father Vincent VAN ZUTPHEN presiding. Cremation with interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Prayers will be said in the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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VERDIERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-25 published
REA, Trudy (née STONE)
At the Lakeshore General Hospital, on March 24th, 2005. Longtime companion of Sandor SZABO. Best Mom to Pat (Don GARLEY,) Bill (Lise LA VERDIERE,) and the late Gary (March 30, 2004) and daughter-in-law Karen. Loving grandmother of Sean, Todd, Chad, Natalie, Chris, Tricia, and step-mom to Anna, Alex. Great-grandmother to Michael, Jesse, Olivia, Alexandra and Katherine. Loving sister to Louise DESROSIERS. Trudy will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Lakeshore General Hospital for their loving and kind support. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Collins Clarke Funeral Home, 222 Highway 20 (Cartier Exit 49), Pointe Claire, Quebec, Monday, March 28th at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation 2 hours prior to service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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VERDON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-18 published
NADON, Estelle (née TURFORD)
Mrs. Estelle NADON (née TURFORD) at the Versa Care Centre, Cornwall, on Saturday, January 15, 2005, at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Maurice Joseph NADON. Dear sister of Jack TURFORD (Nita) and Ted TURFORD (Marian) both of Stratford; Edith SAVELLE (late Harry) of Whitby. Dear sister-in-law of Claudette LECLAIR (Bernie LEROUX) of Cornwall and Lise VERDON of Orleans. Special aunt to Renelle and Dale SEGUIN of Cornwall. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers William TURFORD and Lorne TURFORD and by one sister Sybil HOLMES. Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall from 9 a.m. Thursday, January 20th. (Funeral Services will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Wilson Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m.) The Venerable Ross MOULTON of Trinity Anglican Church celebrant. Committal to follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall. Visitation Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. If so desired contributions to the Alzheimer Society or to the Versa-Care Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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VERDONI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
NORTON, Michael " Gerry"
Peacefully, on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 at Gibson House - Long Term Care, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Yvette NORTON (1993.) Loving father of Jacqueline KALYN, Theresa (Louis) VERDONI, Michael (Liisa), Jean (Jack) MacDONALD, and John (Donna). Cherished grandfather of eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother John NORTON and predeceased by his sister Mary LEROUX. Friends may call on Thursday, December 29th, 2005 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 St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church (75 Churchill Avenue, North York) on Friday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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VERDOOLD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-11 published
KIVINUK, Marta
Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 8, 2005, at York Central Hospital - Long Term Care Unit, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Johannes. Lovingly remembered by nieces Helmi VERDOOLD, Helgi TROTTER, Liivi PASQUINO, and Laine MacMILLIAN, and nephew Alar KORGEMAA and their families. Also remembered by sister Helmi KIRS and family in Estonia. Visitation on Friday, December 16, 2005 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road. Funeral Service at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (Jarvis Street) on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. with visitation prior to service from 10 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. Reception to follow.

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VERDURAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
CHISHOLM, Kenneth Arthur " Ken"
Peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Ken CHISHOLM, beloved husband of Jo Anne. Loving father of Adam, and Eric. Dear son of Mary and the late Arthur CHISHOLM, and loving son-in-law of Mary and Harold CHAPMAN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Susan and Michel VERDURAND, Peggy and Duncan PAYNE, Catherine CORBOY, Nancy CHISHOLM, Ron CHAPMAN and Marsha ROVAN, Linda CHAPMAN and Rob McKAY. Service at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (two lights west of Dufferin) on Tuesday, February 15th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Emanu El section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 55 Sycamore Dr., Thornhill. Donations may be made to the Ken Chisholm Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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VERDURAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
CHISHOLM, Kenneth Arthur " Ken"
Peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Ken CHISHOLM, beloved husband of Jo Anne. Loving father of Adam, and Eric. Dear son of Mary and the late Arthur CHISHOLM, and loving son-in-law of Mary and Harold CHAPMAN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Susan and Michel VERDURAND, Peggy and Duncan PAYNE, Catherine CORBOY, Nancy CHISHOLM, Ron CHAPMAN and Marsha ROVAN, Linda CHAPMAN and Rob McKAY. Service at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (two lights west of Dufferin) on Tuesday, February 15th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Emanu El section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 55 Sycamore Dr., Thornhill. Donations may be made to the Ken Chisholm Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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VERE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
VANDUN, Geraldine " Gerrie" (née BENS)
Geraldine "Gerrie" VANDUN (née BENS) of Petrolia passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in her 56th year at Blue Water Health Palliative Care, on Friday, January 14, 2005 with her family by her side. Cherished wife of Joseph for 36 years. Beloved mother of Joanne and Steven PERCY and Linda and Andrew CHWIECKO. Loving Oma to her grandchildren Cierra, Aidan, Jayna, Ryan and our special angel in Heaven Nathan. Geraldine was the proud owner and operator of "21 Shell and Variety" of Petrolia for over 28 years. Born in Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1949. Parents Wilhemina and the late John BENS. Sisters Nellie and Bill LERCH, Tina and Leo VERBERNE and brothers Henry and Janis BENS and John and Harriet BENS. Will be sadly missed by her father and mother-in-law John and Elizabeth VANDUN and their family as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where parish prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philips Church, Petrolia on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. Father Dan VERE as celebrant. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Health Care Foundation, London, Sarnia and District Humane Society, and C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and Condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com

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VERE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
CHARTIER, Andre
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Wednesday, January 26, 2005. Andre CHARTIER, 60 years, of Wyoming. Beloved husband of Sharon (née LYON) Dear father of Tina and Robert McKINLEY of St. Clement. Dear grandfather of Devin and Miranda. Dear brother of Lise and Bob PALFRAMEN of Welland, Nicky and Jerry COLE of Sarnia, Helen and Danny O'BRIEN of Wallaceburg, Teresa and Norm MUNRO of Sarnia, Jeannette and Charlie MASEFIELD of Wallaceburg and Ray and Tracy CHARTIER of Sarnia. Visitors will received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, Wyoming on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 11: 00 Fr. Dan VERE officiating. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Salvation Army. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needham-jay.com.

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VERE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-30 published
LAPIER, Dianne Renee
Gone to be with the Lord, Dianne Renee LAPIER, 31 years, of Petrolia, on Monday, March 28, 2005. Beloved daughter of Tom and Karen LAPIER (née STRANGWAY.) Dear sister of Trevor and his wife Gayle LAPIER and their daughters, Melanie and Sara of Petrolia. Dear granddaughter of Helen and the late Elgin STRANGWAY of Sarnia and the late Charles and Agnes LAPIER. Dianne will also be missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Dianne volunteered at the Petrolia Library and at Lambton County Developmental Services, Petrolia. She enjoyed riding her scooter. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia, on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Dan VERE as celebrant. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Lambton County Developmental Services. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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VERE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-18 published
LEVASSEUR, Cecile (née RIVAIT)
Peacefully, at Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Thursday, June 16, 2005. Cecile LEVASSEUR (née RIVAIT,) 79 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Paul (1973). Loving mother of Raymond and Eveline LEVASSEUR of Oil Springs, Marcel and Brenda LEVASSEUR of Sarnia, Pauline and David McCALLUM of Essex, Diane STIERS (Wayne 1998) and Jan KWASNICKI of LaSalle, and Annette and Dave MacKELLAR of Alvinston. Loved grandmother to 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Martha and the late Oscar (2000) GOODREAU of Tilbury, Donald and the late Agnes (1994) RIVAIT of Tilbury, the late Gabriel (2001) and Josephine RIVAIT of Petrolia, the late Barnabe (1993) and the late Gladys (2004) RIVAIT, Rosaire and Marguerite RIVAIT of Tilbury, the late Elmer (1968) and Delia RIVAIT of Essex, the late Wilfred (1967) and the late Bernice (2003) RIVAIT, the late Lucille (1971) and the late Elwood (1998) McCALLUM, Stella and the late Harold (1998) HUNTER of Windsor, Louis RIVAIT (Evelyn 1990) and Diane QUENNEVILLE of Tilbury, Annette and Henry DUPLESSIE of Comber, Paul and Marge RIVAIT of Tilbury, and Diane DOZOIS and Bill HUNTER of Tilbury. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where prayers will be offered at 7: 00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia, on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Dan VERE as celebrant. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or St. Philip's Church. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com.

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VERE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-21 published
WALSH, Marie (née LESTER)
At Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Monday, June 20, 2005. Marie WALSH (née LESTER,) 71 years, formerly of Petrolia and Brigden. Beloved wife of the late Al (Knobbie) WALSH (2004.) Survived by thirty-two nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 9: 30 a.m. with Father Dan VERE officiating. Interment in Bear Creek Cemetery, St. Clair Twp. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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VERE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
McILHARGEY, Doris Evelyn (née ARCHER)
A resident of Chatham, Doris Evelyn McILHARGEY died peacefully, surrounded by her family at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, December 4, 2005. Doris celebrated her 90th birthday with family and Friends on November 28, 2005. Born in England, daughter of the late Fredrick and Lillian (VOLKES) ARCHER. Beloved wife of the late Leo McILHARGEY (2000.) Loving mother of Pat McILHARGEY, Sharon and her husband Ed GRUSKA, Lorraine and her husband Stan KARNAS, all of Chatham, and the late Terry McILHARGEY (2004.) Dear grandmother of Jennifer GRUSKA of London, Heather and Jim SINCLAIR of Blenheim, Ed and Tina GRUSKA of Kitchener, Mike and Jacqueline GRUSKA of Lakeshore, and Scott and Heather KARNAS of London. Fondly remembered by great-grandchildren Jessica, Matthew, Nicholas, and Kristina MOORE, Steven and Spencer SINCLAIR, Jaden and Kaira GRUSKA, Ryan and Taylor GRUSKA, and Owen KARNAS. Dear sister of Alice OULDS and Helen SWESTUN, both of Chatham, and the late Fredrick ARCHER Jr. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Fr. Daniel VERE of St. Ursulas Catholic Church and Donna GREEN, Chaplain of Meadowpark Nursing Home officiating. Cremation with inurnment at Maple Leaf Mausoleum at a later date. Donations made by cheque to Salvation Army or a charity of one's choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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VERE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-18 published
VAN DUN, Geraldine (née BENS)
Gerrie VAN DUN (née BENS) of Petrolia passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, in her 56th year at Blue Water Health Palliative Care, on Friday, January 14, 2005 with her family by her side. Cherished wife of Joseph for 36 years. Beloved mother of Joanne and Steven PERCY and Linda and Andrew CHWIECKO. Loving Oma to her grandchildren Cierra, Aidan, Jayna, Ryan, and our special angel in Heaven, Nathan. Geraldine was the proud owner and operator of 21 Shell and Variety of Petrolia for over 28 years. Gerrie was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, in 1949. She is also survived by her mother, Wilhemina and the late John BENS, sisters Nellie and Bill LERCH, Tina and Leo VERBERNE and brothers Henry and Janis BENS and John and Harriet BENS. Will be sadly missed by her father and mother-in-law John and Elizabeth VAN DUN and their family as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitors were received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where parish prayers were offered at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Philips Church, Petrolia, on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Father Dan VERE as celebrant. Cremation followed, with interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The pallbearers were Owen and Martin QUINN, Jason and Charlie FREER, David and Brian VERBERNE, and Rick SAUVE. The flower bearers were Nellie LURCH and Lorie LAFORET. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at St. Josephs Health Care Foundation, London, the Sarnia and District Humane Society or the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com

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VEREECKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-03 published
VEREECKE, Rosa (née VAN OPSTAL)
On Tuesday, August 2, 2005, Rosa VEREECKE, age 89, passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park, London, Ontario. Born in Raevels, Belgium, July 22, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Franciscus and Maria VAN OPSTAL. Predeceased by her husband Albert, September 15, 1996, her daughter Christine, January 16, 1953, her sisters Martha VAN EYK, and Bertha VERCAMMEN and brother Joseph VAN OPSTAL, all from Belgium. She was the last surviving member of her family. Dear mother of Jose COZYN and her husband Bill of Stratford, Arthur and his wife Muriel of Wiarton, Susan VEITCH and her husband Bill of London. Dear grandmother of Martin COZYN (Kathy,) Linda COZYN (Rick), Aimee VEREECKE (Bryan), Laura VEREECKE (Ned), Brigette VEREECKE, Kyle, Amanda and Nicholaus VEITCH. Dear greatgrandmother of Ashley and Adam COZYN, Aaron GRASBY, Shannon and Nicole MAZZANTI and Finn VEREECKE. The funeral service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, August 5th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rosa are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

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VEREECKEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-18 published
SSAINTUIS, Lola
Of Strathroy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, age 57 years. Loving wife of Larry for 39 years. Dear mother of Laurie (Randy) VEREECKEN and David (Dawn Marie REAUME) SSAINTUIS. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jolene, Rhaelyn, and Terry. Also survived by her sisters, Peggy LUSSIER and Carol O'NEIL, and step-brothers Ray, Patrick, and Michael O'NEIL, and several nieces and nephews. Friends called at Strathroy Memorial Funeral Home, 71 Maitland Terrace, Strathroy, 519-245-2100, on Friday, January 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial from All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, January 15 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated by the family.

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VEREEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
VERBEEK, Martin
Martin VERBEEK peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin Middlesex Hospital on Sunday, March 6, 2005, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Trudy VERBEEK for 48 years. Loving father of Eugene (Susan) VEREEK, Bruce (Janet) VERBEEK, Paul (Anne-Marie) VERBEEK. Cherished grandfather of Scott, Holly, Christopher, Michelle, LeeAnn and Stephanie. Dear brother of Corrie, Trudy, Peter, Rita, Albert and Gerrard. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 11 am. Visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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VERES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
GREGOR, Elizabeth Veronica (DARADICS)
Mrs. Elizabeth GREGOR formerly of Connaught Avenue, Delhi, passed away at the Delhi Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, May 1, 2005 in her 82nd year. Member of Saint John Brebeuf Catholic Women's League and Member of the Delhi Senior Citizens Friendship Club. Former Elizabeth Veronica DARADICS. Beloved wife of the late Eugene M. GREGOR (1992.) Loving mother of Eugene GREGOR Jr. (Bonnie,) Shedden; Mary TRESZL (Bill), Delhi; Debbie BOISVERT- MEYERS (Mike), Cambridge and Diana GREGOR, Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Cynthia VERES (Randy), Rob TRESZL (Jackie), Alana STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Shawn,) Mike GREGOR (Christa,) Stefan and Rene BOISVERT and their father Marcel BOISVERT and great grandmother to Katie, Alex, Michael, Alyssa, Cameron, Luke and Mitchell. Also survived by her sister, Jenny WEST (Ken,) Welland and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by an infant son and by her brothers: Joe and Sam; sisters: Annie and Agnes and by her nieces: Amy and Mary. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and C.W.L. prayers at 3: 00 p.m.. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 5th at 10: 30am with Rev. Fr. Thomas A. DONOHUE officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Delhi Long Term Care Centre "Great Escapes Room" or the Delhi Community Health Centre will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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VERES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-15 published
Ex-boyfriend sought in slaying of woman
By Joe FRIESEN, Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - Page A14
Police are still searching for a man in connection with the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a parking garage on Friday.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John KOVACS, 52, of Toronto. Mr. KOVACS was out on bail at the time of the attack.
Szilvia VERES, 35, was shot several times in the head at close range. Her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, survived despite being shot in the head and torso.

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VERES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-16 published
Suspect in fatal shooting dead of apparent suicide
By Joe FRIESEN, Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Page A10
John KOVACS was found dead in a Quebec hotel room on Valentine's Day, three days after his former girlfriend was fatally shot and her new husband wounded during a parking garage ambush.
He died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Toronto Police said. His body was discovered around 4 p.m. Monday and was identified by fingerprint records.
"He was found by cleaning staff who were checking on his well-being," said Toronto police homicide detective Terry BROWNE.
Mr. KOVACS, 52, checked in to the hotel, believed to be about 20 kilometres from Rivière-du-Loup, east of Quebec City, on Sunday night and had been on the run since Friday's shooting.
Szilvia VERES died after she was shot several times while sitting in a car in the parking garage of a North York apartment building. Police said she had been in a relationship with Mr. KOVACS, but broke it off last year. Since then, he was charged with four counts of criminal harassment and was forbidden by a court order from seeing her.
Ms. VERES's husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, survived the attack despite being shot in the head and torso. He identified Mr. KOVACS as the shooter.
Mr. KEMENCZY is still recovering at a Toronto hospital. His father Nick said he was able to stand and move around yesterday but was still in a state of denial.
A social worker will try to help the family break the news of Ms. VERES's death tomorrow, his father said.
"He's doing very well but he's still in denial, that's why you cannot say nothing now," Nick KEMENCZY said.
"He's walking a little bit but his head is not clear."
Ms. VERES and Mr. KEMENCZY met in March of last year and, to his parents' surprise, soon announced their intention to marry. They wed in November.
Quebec's provincial police force has taken over the investigation of Mr. KOVACS's death, but are refusing to comment because it is an apparent suicide.
A firearm was recovered from the hotel room but police do not know whether it is the same one used in Friday's shooting.

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VERES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
Shot man died shielding brothers
By Emily MATHIEU and Nicolaas VAN RIJN, Staff Reporters
A 22-year-old man shot dead in an Etobicoke apartment Saturday afternoon was killed defending his two young brothers, his grief-stricken mother said yesterday.
Toronto police say Orlando GRUNDY was killed after "a number of persons" entered his 13th-floor apartment at 2777 Kipling Ave. and began shooting at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Residents in neighbouring apartments talked of hearing shotgun blasts coming from apartment 1308 where GRUNDY, of Jane Street, had gathered with his brothers and several other people.
GRUNDY's mother Sydney is in no doubt about her son's bravery.
"He dove in front of his brothers," she said yesterday as the family gathered to discuss what little they knew about Saturday's events. "He took the bullet for the other two."
The two younger boys, both injured in the gunfire, "were holding their brother in their arms" when police arrived on the chaotic scene, she said.
"His brother was laying in their arms, and they handcuffed them."
Two other men were injured in the attack, which GRUNDY's family said occurred when "people came in and started shooting at everything." They were taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where one victim remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his face, while the other is out of intensive care and expected to make a full recovery.
GRUNDY's mother said she was beginning to hear details from her two younger boys, who were later released from custody and gathered with family members yesterday.
"We all loved him," she said softly as she reflected on her dead son, whom she called a "soldier of love.
"He's my oldest son."
The gunmen fled the building and, despite a massive search by police and members of the Emergency Task Force, managed to elude capture.
Toronto police yesterday appealed for the public's assistance in tracking down the shooters responsible for Toronto's seventh homicide this year, but investigators have so far not released a description of the wanted men.
The GRUNDY family's grief capped a violent weekend in Toronto, one that also saw Szilvia VERES, 35, of Toronto killed in a Friday night shooting and 50-year-old Donald Andrew LATREMOUILLE die of unknown causes during an argument with roommate Christopher Gordon PHILLIPS at their Davenport Rd. residence Friday. PHILLIPS, 27, has been charged with manslaughter.
Saturday's violence included an early-morning shooting at the Flamingo Bar on College St. that left a man and a woman slightly injured.
A suspect in the Flamingo bar shooting turned himself in late Saturday.
Edwin VALASQUEZ, 20, turned himself in to 14 Division police around 9 p.m. Saturday; he faces numerous charges including attempted murder while using a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault. Faruth PORTOBANCO, 25, of Toronto was arrested earlier in the Flamingo incident.
Two off-duty paramedics, in the club when gunfire broke out at 2: 30 a.m. Saturday are being recommended for civilian citations after they tackled the gunman and disarmed him.
Gunfire continued to echo on Toronto streets just after noon yesterday, sending shoppers ducking for cover in the parking lot outside several stores in the Albion Rd. and Islington Ave. area of Rexdale.
Police said a man was sitting in his car in a plaza parking lot at 950 Albion Rd. when three suspects approached and "almost immediately opened fire with three guns."
Although a number of bullets hit his car, shattering the windows, the intended victim was able to flee without injury, Detective Debbie HARRIS said in a statement.
Police converged on the area and, with the assistance of heavily armed Emergency Task Force officers, arrested three suspects and recovered two handguns and a quantity of drugs.
Ali Nassir SHOWBEG, 23, faces charges including attempted murder and possession of cocaine for trafficking.
The other two suspects, Sean Conrad GRANT, 21, and Vanessa Charlene BAILEY, 19, are charged with possession of a restricted firearm and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
And police are continuing their search for the suspect in Friday's fatal shooting of VERES, who died instantly after a man opened fire as she and her husband, 46-year-old Kemenczy MIKLOS of Toronto, were in a parking lot at 15 Brookbanks Dr., in the York Mills Rd. and Don Valley Parkway area.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for John KOVACS, 52, of Etobicoke, who was last seen fleeing in a 1999 silver Honda with Ontario plates 149 WRX. KOVACS faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
With files from Jordan HEATH- RAWLINGS, Priya RAMANUJAM and Jim WILKES

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VERES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
Woman's accused killer stalked her, police say
The man wanted in the execution-style killing of a Toronto woman was her former boyfriend and had threatened her, police confirmed yesterday.
Szilvia VERES, 35, was shot dead on Friday just before 6 p.m. when she and her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, were ambushed in the underground parking garage of an apartment building on Brookbanks Dr., near York Mills Rd. and the Don Valley Parkway in North York.
KEMENCZY, 46, was wounded trying to protect his wife. He was taken to hospital and is recovering from surgery.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John KOVACS, 52. He was last seen in a silver 1999 Honda with Ontario licence plate 149 WRX, police said.
"It was a short relationship that ended in March of 2004," said Jeff McGUIRE, staff inspector with Toronto's homicide squad. "The accused was unhappy with this and over the course of the past year has continued to harass and stalk (the victim)."
Last year KOVACS was charged with four counts of criminal harassment and one count of threatening death, police said.
McGUIRE said he believes KOVACS could still be in the Toronto area but that he also has contacts in Vancouver and Nova Scotia. He is considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is urged to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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VERES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
Slayer of ex-girlfriend found dead
Apparent suicide in Quebec hotel
Free on $1,500 bail when couple shot
By Betsy POWELL and Richard BRENNAN, Staff Reporters
The ex-boyfriend of a woman he stalked, terrorized and last Friday night shot to death appears to have killed himself in a Quebec hotel room.
John KOVACS, 52, was free on bail -- on charges of criminal harassment and threatening death -- when he ambushed Szilvia VERES, 35, and wounded her husband Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, in an underground apartment parking garage in North York.
The scenario is all too common -- and yet avoidable, says Pamela CROSS, who expressed frustration about the process that's supposed to keep stalkers away from their victims.
"This woman had moved on and was seeking the protection of the criminal system and she failed to get it," said CROSS, legal director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children.
The minister responsible for women's issues in the Ontario government pointed to a pilot program aimed at making better assessments of risk in such cases. But critics say there's no reason to delay bringing in tougher bail rules for men charged with stalking and harassment.
Court documents show KOVACS was released on $1,500 bail after appearing in a Finch Ave. W. courtroom last November. Police had charged him with three counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering a death threat stemming from three incidents last year.
Police believe KOVACS had a short-term relationship with VERES. They broke up last March and VERES married KEMENCZY in November.
The court records indicate the couple complained after he watched a house near Steeles Ave. and Bathurst St. last August 29. On another occasion, KOVACS followed VERES "from place to place" and on October 23, he threatened to kill KEMENCZY.
It's unclear when he was first charged, but he was released on bail on condition he stay more than 200 metres from any place where VERES or KEMENCZY "live, work, attend school or happen to be as known to you." He was also ordered not to use or possess a cellphone. There was no condition to seek counselling.
His surety, according to court documents, was Nicolaus SZILY, believed to be an old friend of KOVACS, who worked as a machinist for an aircraft company. KOVACS was supposed to be living at SZILY's home in the city's west end.
SZILY could not be reached for comment last night.
Between his arrest and last Friday's shooting, KOVACS made several court appearances. His next court date was tomorrow.
The tragic turn of events underscores the ineffectiveness of bail conditions and the need for courts to take a long hard look at an alleged stalker's capacity for violence, said CROSS.
"I really don't understand what it's going to take to get the criminal system to understand that these are men who by nature of the charge of criminal harassment are at extremely high risk of re-offending," she said yesterday.
"We have advocated for some years... that the bail system in Ontario be overhauled and there should be a requirement, not just that a risk assessment be completed by the police, but that that risk assessment be presented by the Crown in the bail hearings."
If the judge or justice of the peace doesn't follow the recommendation, he or she would have to provide reasons why not, she continued.
Social Services Minister Sandra PUPATELLO, responsible for women's issues, said government, agencies and police have to keep trying to protect women from men -- usually spouses or former lovers who want to hurt them.
PUPATELLO admitted that restraining orders and police charges will not stop a "crazy person from doing a crazy thing, but to the extent we can change that, we have to,"
In December, the Liberal government released a domestic violence action plan calling for a consistent police response to things like restraining orders and an assessment tool for police to determine risk of continued violence.
"In the past January, we started the pilot project in Ottawa and North Bay in both English and French for an assessment tool that actually determines the risk of flight, risk of violence," PUPATELLO said.
"My fear is that there are people who come in (to the system) and they are back out... (and the question is) should they be back out and we are not going to know the answer to that until we implement this kind of review."
New Democratic Party member of provincial parliament Marilyn CHURLEY (Toronto-Danforth) pointed to past inquests into the deaths of women killed by spouses and ex-lovers and asked how many more woman have to die before government follows through.
"The recommendations are there and they are just not being followed up on, and I was just stricken when I heard about this latest death," CHURLEY said.
"There are huge problems with underenforcement of restraining orders," she added.
After witnesses: reported KOVACS had fled the scene in his silver Honda, police issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Around 4 p.m. Monday, workers at a hotel in Rivière-du-Loup, about 200 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, discovered KOVACS dead of a single gunshot wound. He was identified through fingerprints.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, but police don't yet know if it was the one used to shoot the couple.
Toronto police have not been able to locate KOVACS' next of kin and they are asking the public for help. They believe he is originally from eastern Europe. Police also had difficulty tracking down VERES's relatives, but they have notified her mother, who lives in Hungary, homicide Detective Terry BROWNE said yesterday.
KEMENCZY is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. The investigation is continuing.

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VERES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
VERES, Mary Maria (January 29, 1920-February 22, 2005)
Of Ellerbeck St. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Mass 9 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church to Assumption Cemetery. Ivan VERES predeceased by his wife. Mrs. VERES is survived by children; Karl VERES (Ana,) Tereza KOCIS (Frank;) 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just North of Dundas.

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VERES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
Victim thought stalker jailed
Man on bail shot woman, husband
'She asked for help many, many times'
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
Szilvia VERES thought she was safe.
The man who had stalked her, broken into her workplace and threatened to kill her husband was in jail. If released from custody, she would be notified.
That's what the 35-year-old native of Hungary told her mother in a telephone conversation just 30 minutes before that man -- John KOVACS -- ambushed VERES and her husband in an underground parking garage in North York on February 11.
VERES was fatally shot. Her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, survived a bullet to the head. After undergoing emergency surgery, KEMENCZY is recuperating at home and mourning the loss of his wife. Miraculously his brain is fully functioning.
KOVACS was later found dead in a Quebec hotel room of a single gunshot wound. Police believe he killed himself.
"She told me not to worry. He was in jail," VERES's mother, Janosne VERES, said while clutching a keychain with her daughter's photograph.
At the time, KOVACS, 52, was free on $1,500 bail on charges of criminal harassment and uttering death threats to KEMENCZY.
According to her mother, Szilvia VERES was told she would be called about any upcoming court dates for KOVACS or if he was applying for bail. Janosne VERES said that never happened.
"I can't understand why a judge let John KOVACS go.... Why didn't they tell Szilvia?" VERES said in Hungarian as KEMENCZY's niece, Gina GÖNCZI, translated during an interview with the Star.
Those are issues that VERES's mother said she can't understand. KEMENCZY's sister and niece, who live just outside Toronto, said they hope further investigation of the homicide will provide some answers. The coroner's office is investigating the case.
Szilvia VERES and KEMENCZY had reported KOVACS's behaviour to police several times and KOVACS was arrested three times.
Even so, "we don't think the police took her complaints seriously," said Katalin BISHOP, KEMENCZY's sister.
"Szilvia was very afraid of him."
Since she was a teenager, Szilvia VERES dreamed about moving from her small Hungarian village to Canada.
"I don't know why, but that was her dream. She couldn't explain it either," Janosne VERES said, wiping tears from her eyes.
As a little girl, VERES was very sweet, her mother said. She was a happy child who liked "pretty things and pretty clothes." She loved her family and even after she moved to Canada, VERES called her mother every day.
She enjoyed reading and would often write poems. She loved to cook, especially exotic foods, her mother said. She loved her husband -- they married in a private ceremony in November -- and they were a very happy couple, family members said.
"She was very good-hearted, good-natured. She never caused anyone any harm," Janosne VERES said.
In December 2001, Szilvia VERES realized her life-long dream and moved to Toronto.
Her mother didn't want her to go, but she left her family behind, for a country where she knew no one.
"She wanted to become a citizen and then bring me here to visit, to see all the sites," Janosne VERES said.
Szilvia VERES worked several jobs to support herself, eventually finding enjoyment caring for an elderly woman, whose family treated her like one of their own, Janosne VERES said.
"She was happy here."
Szilvia VERES's dream of a happy life changed when she met KOVACS over coffee. The meeting turned into a very brief relationship. She moved in with him, her mother said, but moved out two days later. That was about a year ago.
"She couldn't even stand to touch his hand. She did not like him," Janosne VERES said.
After she moved out, VERES told family members she was afraid of KOVACS.
KOVACS began to stalk VERES. He threatened to kill her. After he was arrested, VERES and KEMENCZY thought they were safe.
"I can't understand why she wasn't protected. She asked for help many, many, times," Janosne VERES said. The system failed her daughter and son-in-law, VERES said.
"Fifteen hundred dollars (bail)? Is that all she was worth?" BISHOP asked.
Janosne VERES has limited means, so she borrowed the money for an airplane ticket and made the journey to Canada from Hungary to attend her daughter's funeral and to try to find some answers.
Her husband and son could not join her because of the financial burden it would put on the family.
"They are very hurt they couldn't be here," VERES said. She was to return to Hungary yesterday with half her daughter's ashes KEMENCZY has the other half.
Dr. Barry McLELLAN, Ontario's chief coroner, said several issues must be examined in VERES's death. One of them would be whether she was told of KOVACS's bail.
"We will look at all the issues," he said, adding the review is standard when a case involves domestic violence. "An inquest is being considered."
The coroner has called inquests into deaths relating to domestic violence in the past, but McLELLAN said that doesn't eliminate the possibility of an inquest in this case.
During the review, McLELLAN said the committee will collect all relevant information, including KOVACS's criminal background, any previous history of violence and any direction given by courts.
At the end of the process, the coroner will decide whether or not to call an inquest. "We take these issues very seriously. And there's a combination of issues here," McLELLAN said.
On February 11, VERES spoke to her mother for the last time.
She told her mother she wanted to return to Hungary to visit her family as soon as she became a Canadian citizen.
Janosne VERES asked her daughter about KOVACS.
"She hadn't talked about John for a long time. She said, 'Don't mention him. He is a nightmare.'"
She told her mother not to worry.
"She thought he was in jail. She thought she was safe."
Thirty minutes later, Szilvia VERES was dead.

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