WARDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
BETTS, Almeda W. (née WEBER)
At Brampton on Friday, December 30, 2005 at the age of 96. Almeda (née WEBER) of Brampton formerly of Flesherton was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth BETTS (1988.) Dear mother of Janet and her husband Bill ABERDEIN of Flesherton and Toronto. Much loved grandmother of Michael ABERDEIN and Suzanne of Brampton, Paul ABERDEIN and Debbie of Williamsford and great grandmother of Kevin, Samantha and Brodie ABERDEIN. She will be loved and remembered by her sisters Geraldine WARDMAN of Toronto and Lois FAWCETT of Kimberley. Predeceased by her parents David and Jennie WEBER, her brothers Lee, Ellis, Wayne, Ted and her sisters Wilda LAWRENCE and Opal ALEXANDER. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, January 1, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. The service will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 2 at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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WARDROP o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-15 published
WARDROP, Jeanette Arlene (née BRUCE)
At her residence on Sunday, February 13th, 2005, Mrs. Jeanette WARDROP, of R. R.#3, Wingham, age 62 years. The former Jeanette BRUCE, beloved wife of Sinclair WARDROP. Loving mother of Alison WARDROP. Dear sister of Bev and Rick KER, of Wiarton and Jim and Anna May BRUCE, of Binbrook. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sons at birth and by parents, Marion and George BRUCE. Celebration of life services will be held at the Wingham United Church on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. Final resting place, Binbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to Dr. Philip KURUVILLA and staff in the Oncology Unit at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre for the excellent care they provided.
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WARDROP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
WARDROP, Claire Judson (formerly ROSS, FETTERLY)

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WARDROP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
CUTHBERT, Sadie Evelyn (née PALMER)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, June 10, 2005, surrounded by her family. Sadie passed away peacefully in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Mervin CUTHBERT (1992,) she will be greatly missed by her family. Dearly loved and cherished mother of Eleanore and Jim WARDROP, Ingersoll; George and Patricia CUTHBERT, Ingersoll; Gail and Bernd BRANDT, Bright; Veronica and Martin JACKSON, Tottenham; and Verna and Claude NORMANDEAU, Montreal. Proud and loving grandmother of Richard and Louise WARDROP; Roger WARDROP and Betty LOVELL; Angela and Lisa CUTHBERT; Nicole, Andrea and Gregory BRANDT; Kelly, Lindsay and Rikki JACKSON; and Christine and Marei AL FRAJANI. Great grandmother of Kristopher, Katie, Kevin and Katelyn. Sister of Marian HARTWICK of Woodstock.
Sadie was a life-long member of the Admiral McDougall Chapter Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and of St. James Anglican Church, Ingersoll, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. For nearly seventy years, through her talents of cooking, baking, handicrafts and gardening, she devoted herself to creating an oasis of love and stability for her family. Family and Friends are invited to share their memories of Sadie and to celebrate her life at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Monday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. Reverend Jim CARR officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. James Anglican Church; Canadian Red Cross Community Health Services, Woodstock; Renison College, University of Waterloo; or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. On behalf of our mother, we would like to acknowledge our gratitude to Dr. Tara WALKER and the nursing staff at Alexandra Hospital for their kindness and compassion.

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WARDROPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
WARDROPE, Marjorie Olive " Toots" (née KELMAN)
Member of O.E.S. Innisfil Chapter, Member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Rebekah) Passed away peacefully at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manor, Barrie, Ontario on Saturday, 19th of March, 2005, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles WARDROPE. Mother of Elsie and mother-in-law of Garry EDWARDS. Dear grandmother of Charlene STAPLETON (Terry) and Danny EDWARDS (Melissa.) Proud great-grandmother of Trevor, Kyle, Ryan STAPLETON and Emily Olivia EDWARDS. Survived by Barbara CHARD, Leslie (Huck) KELMAN (Lilly) and sister-in-law Norma KELMAN. Predeceased by brothers George, Charles, William and Bruce. Will be missed by 13 living nieces and nephews. At Marjorie's request there will be no Funeral Service. Cremation, followed by a graveside service in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Weston, Ontario. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manor for their kind and loving care. If desired, donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children in Marjorie's Remembrance. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home "Georgian Chapel", Barrie, 705-737-2040.

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WARDROPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
SIMS, J. Eric
Of Harriston, at Palmerston and District Hospital on Sunday, December 11, 2005, in his 89th year. Husband of Betty SIMS of Harriston and father of Carol FINE of Toronto. Brother-in-law of Stewart SCOTT of Burlington and his family. Predeceased by his brother Richmond SIMS and his sister Grace WARDROPE. Friends may call at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 1: 30 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion memorial service will be held Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Following cremation, interment in Harriston Cemetery. Memorial donations to Palmerston and District Hospital or Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston would be appreciated.

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WARE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-02 published
FELDMAN, June Margaret (née WARE)
Suddenly on Sunday, January 30, 2005, in Toronto. She was born Toronto, May 24, 1925 to the late Gladys and Ralph WARE. Wife of the late Milton FELDMAN. Dear sister of Dorothy BAYLES (Jim) Summerland, British Columbia and Ralph WARE (Bud) Toronto. Nephews, Jim (Monita) BAYLES Vancouver; Gerry (Penny) BAYLES Tucson, Arizona, and niece June (Doug) REICH (BAYLES) of Vernon, British Columbia. A Memorial Service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stop lights west of Yonge Street), on Monday, February 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WARE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
JUDGE, Norman F.
Peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 5, 2005, Norman F. JUDGE, Caledon East in his 78th year, beloved husband of Dorothy WARE. Dear father of Denise JUDGE and John TOMLINSON, Lawrence and Cindy JUDGE and predeceased by William Randolph. Loving grandfather of Brandon, Ashley, Olivia, Jennifer, Cristin and Luke. Dear brother of Mrs. Lillian NEELANDS, Mrs. Doris McLEOD, George and Betty JUDGE, Harry and Irene JUDGE. Private family funeral service will be held at Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street South, Bolton (905-857-2213). Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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WARE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
McBRYDE, Peter
After a brief illness, at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital, on February 23, 2005. Dear father of Michelle CARTER (Geoff) and Niel. Loving grandfather of Jacqueline and Bradley. Peter will be sadly missed by his close long-time friend Lorna WARE, and by his siblings in Scotland. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, North York (off Leslie Street, south of 401, 416-441-1580), on Saturday, February 26 from 3-7 p.m. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, 4179 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto (at Lawrence Ave. and Morningside Rd.), on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Peter, donations may be made to the Junior Bantam Curling Team, Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club, 730 Military Trail, Toronto M1E 4P7 (416-284-9251).

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WARE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-01 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Hilda " Hillary"
Suddenly, at home, on Thursday, April 28, 2005. Hillary is survived by her sisters Florence COOPER, Bessie EDMONDS and husband Gordon, and Michelle WARE and friend Domenic FSADMI, nieces, nephews and many Friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Ward Funeral Home Chapel, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, with visitation one hour prior to Service. Ifdesired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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WARE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
ALLAN, Kenneth Earl
Suddenly at his home in Georgetown on December 20, 2005, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (McENERY) for 53 years. Dear father of Connie (David) McMENEMY of Georgetown, Larry (Yolanda) ALLAN of Oakville, Gayle ALLAN (Robert) of Georgetown and Gwen (Hessel) FABER of Acton. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jill COULING, Heather DEFOREST, Michael McMENEMY, Dianne ALLAN, Cameron ALLAN, Abygaile ALLAN, Elizabeth ALLAN, Richard FABER and Lindsay FABER. Dear great-granddad of Matthew, Mikayla and Rylan DEFOREST and Andrew, Ben and Curtis COULING. Loving brother of Betty WARE and Joyce FLEWELLING. Ken will be fondly remembered by many business associates, nieces and nephews, lifelong Friends and his golf and curling Friends from North Halton Golf and Country Club. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 23rd at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory contributions to the Georgetown Hospital or Saint John's United Church would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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WAREHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-17 published
VENTNOR, Donald W.
Peacefully at home on Friday, December 16, 2005 at the age of 57 years. Donald W. VENTNOR passed away with his family by his side. Beloved husband and best friend to Brenda. Dear father of Derek, Jeremy and his wife Kelly, Aaron and his friend Lisa all of Tillsonburg. Wonderful grandfather of Brooke and Ryan. Dear brother of Thelma (Bradley) Jay, Hazel (Barry) WAREHAM and Norman all of Manitoba, Raymond (Gloria) of Alberta, Glen (Linda) of Kamloops, British Columbia. Loving son-in-law of Clifford (Pete) and Agnes BENNETT of Ingersoll. Brother-in-law to Lynda (Rick) HANSFORD, Cindy SUTHERLAND, Brad (Marg) BENNETT. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Dorothy (1979), Reginald (1981), and nephew Ronald Jay (1989), brother-in-law Gordon SUTHERLAND (1999.) Family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Sunday, December 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service for Don will be held on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Margaret MURRAY of Avondale-Zion United Church officiating. Interment to take place at Tillsonburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque only) to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the Diabetes Association. Personal condolences may be made to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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WAREHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-22 published
WAREHAM, Ronald (1932-2005)
Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital on May 19, 2005, at the age of 73 years. Survived by his children, Friends and students. Visitation at Collins Clarke Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Québec, 514-483-1870, on Sunday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Loyola Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Québec, on Monday, May 23 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association, 5635 Sherbrooke St. East, Montreal, Québec, H1N 1A2, would be appreciated.

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WAREHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
JOHNSON, Mary Louise (née BRODERICK)
Suddenly in Elliot Lake on October 13, 2005, at age 71. Beloved wife of the late Jack JOHNSON. Loving mother of Brenda JOHNSON of Toronto, Ruth WAREHAM (Howard) of Toronto, Gordon JOHNSON (Joanne) of Elliot Lake, and Kathy JOHNSON (Barry DICKIE) of Brampton. Also survived by grandchildren Jesse, Kate, Korey, Shane, Ryan, and Brendan. Dear sister of Pat DEAN (John) of Mississauga and Timothy BRODERICK (Mary) of Barrie. Visitation will be held Sunday at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede Rd.), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel Monday October 17, 2005, at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to theHeart and Stoke Foundation or the Hospital for Sick Children.

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WAREING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-29 published
WAREING, Roy
Peacefully in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on January 23rd, 2005. Roy WAREING of Bradford, Ontario, predeceased by his dearly loved wife of many years, Patricia WAREING. Survived by his much loved son and daughter Jefferey and Kimberley and his grandchildren, Jason, Laura, Jessica and Sarah and their mother Shirley WAREING. Roy will be remembered by his family and many Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 5350 Yonge Street, Willowdale, Ontario on Friday, February 4th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Following service, relatives and Friends will be received at a private residence. Donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

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WARELIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
SAJECKI, Mary Teresa (née IGNATOWICZ)
Peacefully on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005 at the age of 86. Loving mother of Joseph, Richard and wife Marie, and Edward and wife Mary. Cherished grandmother of Anne-Marie, Christopher, Marc, David, Anna, and Emmaline; great-grandmother of Jaimen. Dear sister of Anne BATOR (late Stan,) Helen SITARSKI (Walter,) and Michael (late Wanda). Predeceased by her dear husband Zenon, parents Tekla and Michael, sister Annette WARELIS (Bill,) and brothers John and Joseph. Mary will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. She was a deeply spiritual Catholic who shared God's love through her prayers and generosity. She will be remembered for a life that lived the values of the Prayer of St. Francis. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held at Christ The King Church (Long Branch), 3674 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. If desired, donations to Christ The King Church Building Fund would be appreciated.

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WARFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
WARFE, William A., P.Eng.
(Retired civil engineer; Government of Canada)
Suddenly at his home in Portland, Ontario, on Saturday, November 19, 2005. William Arthur WARFE in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Norma COTTON. Loved father of Sue-Ellen KOLAR and Paul WARFE, both of Mississauga, Virginia (Michael) LAROSE of Petawawa, Chris of Gatineau, Gregory of Navan and David WARFE of Kingston. Dear brother of the late Margaret HILTON. Also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Wednesday, November 23rd from 2 to 5 p.m. In remembrance donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Blair and son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, 1-613-283-2800. Condolences to: condolences@blairandson.com

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WARHAFT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-04 published
BROTT, Alexander, O.Q., O.C.
The musical world has lost one of Canada's foremost musicians, internationally- acclaimed conductor, composer, violinist and pedagogue, Alexander BROTT. Alexander died peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal on Friday, April 1st, 2005. Predeceased by his dedicated wife of fifty-five years, Lotte GOETZEL. Loving father and father-in-law of Boris and Ardyth (WEBSTER;) Denis and Julie (FRASER.) Beloved Zadie of Aleta, Alexandra, Benjamin, David, Joshua, Talia and Vanessa. Deeply mourned by his brother Stephen and sister-in-law Rita WARHAFT. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4th at 1: 15 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom, 4100 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal. Burial at Mount Royal Cemetery. Shiva at his son's home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the McGill Chamber Orchestra (514) 487-5190 and/ or the Montreal Chamber Music Festival (514) 489-7444. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman and Sons.

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WARHOLIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-05 published
FERGUSON, R. Lawrence, M.D.
Aged 63. Beloved husband of Roberta FERGUSON; dear father of Sarah and Katherine FERGUSON; Sacha and Bill WARHOLIC. A resident of Chicago for over 35 years. Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 1st, 2005 at Rush-Presbyterian Professional Building, Chicago, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations to A.L.S. Les Turner Foundation, www.lesturnerals.org or to Heifer International, appreciated. Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries

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FERGUSON, R. Lawrence, M.D.
Age 63. Beloved husband of Roberta FERGUSON; dear father of Sarah and Katherine FERGUSON; Sacha and Bill WARHOLIC. A resident of Chicago for over 35 years. Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 1st at Rush-Presbyterian Professional Building, Chicago, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations to A.L.S. Les Turner Foundation, www.lesturnerals.org or Heifer International would be appreciated. Sign guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries

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WARHURST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
WRIGHT, Anne (née HAWKINS)
Anne WRIGHT passed away December 6, 2005 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, Cranbrook, British Columbia. She was born on February 5, 1912, in Toronto, Ontario, to Jonathan and Mary HAWKINS (née WARHURST.) Anne married Edward Alexander WRIGHT on March 28, 1942 at the Church of the Resurrection in Toronto. Anne is survived by her only son Kenneth Edward WRIGHT (Jaime née GALE) of Cranbrook, British Columbia, her grand_son Alexander Kenneth WRIGHT, who is a student at the College of the Rockies, two granddaughters Emmie GRAHAM (Steve) née Emiline Anne WRIGHT of Kingston, Nova Scotia, and their two daughters, Mackenzie Anne and Olivia Catherine, and Erin BRISSON (Richard) née Erin Catherine WRIGHT of Beaumont, Alberta and their two sons, Eric Rene and Carson Robert. Anne was predeceased by her parents Jonathan and Mary, and by her husband Edward. A short tribute honouring Anne's life will be incorporated in an Advent Communion Service at Joseph Creek Estates, 1901 Willowbrook Dr., Cranbrook, British Columbia, at 3: 00 p.m. Thursday, December 8th, 2005. In the spring, a Memorial Service and graveside interment will be held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario. For the time and dates of this service please contact McPherson Funeral Service, mcphersonfh@shaw.ca Expressions of sympathy may be emailed to mcphersonfh@shaw.ca Subject heading: Anne WRIGHT. Arrangements are entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service, Cranbrook, British Columbia, 250-426-3132.

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WARING o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-03-09 published
ROBINSON, Thelma Jean (PRAY)
Thelma Jean ROBINSON on Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Bluewater Health Centre, Petrolia Campus. Thelma Jean (PRAY) ROBINSON, age 77, was called home to be with her Lord. Beloved wife and devoted partner of Morgan for 57 years. Loving mother of Brenda WARING of Port Lambton, Dale and Donna ROBINSON of Oil Springs and Dennis and Shari ROBINSON of Sombra. Devoted grandmother of Michelle and Ron LAPRISE, Brad WARING and Tina, Marcy and Jeff O'NEIL, Tammy and Jeff CLARKE, Matt and Erin ROBINSON, Amy and Dave VANDENDOOL and Jess and Joe RIEDL. Doting great grandmother of Tallie and Taryn LAPRISE, Riley and Isaac Clarke, Ana O'NEIL and Eva ROBINSON. Sister of Don and Joan PRAY, Marion PHAIR, Dolores PRAY, Norma and Tom LAWSON, Charlie and Joan PRAY. Predeceased by sister Evelyn and brother Lorne. A friend to many but a special friend of Mary ROBINSON and several nieces and nephews. Jean had devoted 57 years to the Sombra Township farm as well as driving school bus and selling Avon. Quilting became a passion and 100 plus quilts had been sewn and distributed to family and Friends. Jean was a member of the Zion Free Methodist Church, Women's Institute and Moore Ag Society. Friends called at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. The funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in the chapel at 11 a.m. A time of fellowship and refreshment followed at the Dresden Community Church. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Bluewater Health Centre - Petrolia Campus may be left at the funeral home.

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WARING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-07 published
ROBINSON, Thelma Jean (PRAY)
Thelma Jean, on Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Bluewater Health Centre-Petrolia Campus. Thelma Jean (PRAY) ROBINSON, age 77, was called home to be with her Lord. Beloved wife and devoted partner of Morgan for 57 years. Loving mother of Brenda WARING of Port Lambton, Dale and Donna ROBINSON of Oil Springs and Dennis and Shari ROBINSON of Sombra. Devoted grandmother of Michelle and Ron LAPRISE, Brad WARING and Tina, Marcy and Jeff O'NEIL, Tammy and Jeff CLARKE, Matt and Erin ROBINSON, Amy and Dave VANDENDOOL and Jess and Joe RIEDL. Doting great grandmother to Tallie and Taryn LAPRISE, Riley and Isaac CLARKE, Ana O'NEIL and Eva ROBINSON. Sister of Don and Joan PRAY, Marion PHAIR, Dolores PRAY, Norma and Tom LAWSON, Charlie and Joan PRAY. Predeceased by sister Evelyn and brother Lorne. A friend to many but a special friend of Mary ROBINSON and several nieces and nephews.
Jean had devoted 57 years to the Sombra Township farm as well as driving school bus and selling Avon. Quilting became a passion and 100 plus quilts had been sewn and distributed to family and Friends. Jean was a member of the Zion Free Methodist Church, Women's Institute and Moore Ag Society. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 7-9 Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. The funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 8, in the chapel at 11 a.m. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow at the Dresden Community Church. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Bluewater Health Centre - Petrolia Campus may be left at the funeral home.

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WARING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-02 published
STEPHEN, Peter (October 14, 1906-June 26, 2005)
Passed away peacefully in his 99th year at Mount Hope in London, Ontario. Beloved father of Susan WARING of London. Dear step-father to Roly (Joy) HARMON of Gravenhurst, Ontario and Arlene HARMON of Peterborough, Ontario. Pre-deceased by his wife Wilhelmina (Billie) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (1992) and his second wife Ila HARMON (2001.) "Grampa" will be missed by his grandchildren Winona (Bryan MALLOY) of Toronto, John (Caroline) of Ottawa and Jennifer (Justin LEUSHNER) and great-grand-daughter Madeline all of London. Peter lived his life with dignity, courage, wisdom, wit, and compassion and enriched the lives of all who knew him. A memorial celebration of Peter's life will be held at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church in London, Ontario on Tues. July 5th at 2 o'clock. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care or Saint John the Evangelist Church, London, Ontario.

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WARING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-07 published
WARING, Elizabeth (née MacKRELL)
Peacefully at Specialty Care, Mississauga on April 5, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved and devoted wife of 50 years to Edward. Cherished mother of Janet and her husband John DAWSON, Linda and her husband David BATCH, Kenneth and his wife Lynda WILSON. Very proud grandmother of Alexander, Lindsay, Karen and Douglas. Much loved sister of Anne, John (Maureen), Arthur, Edward (Joy), Patricia and the late Agnes, Ellen and James. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 1 p.m. A reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. A book of condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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WARK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-23 published
WARK, Ivan Stanley
Of Chelsey, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 in his 78th year. Loving father of Valerie and her husband Doug STARK of Chesley. He will be sadly missed by his two granddaughters, Crystal and her husband Chris GRUBB of Mildmay and Jackie and her husband Rob TESCHKE of Teeswater as well as six great-grandchildren. Beloved brother of Ross and his wife Lorraine of Port Elgin, Tom and his wife Luella of Chatsworth, Gordon and his wife Marjorie of Chesley, Doreen and her husband Bev KIRKLAND of Tara, Freda and her husband Bruce HARDY of Chatsworth and Bernice and her husband Steve STIBA of Chesley. Ivan will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Bev (Reta) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, special friend Illene HARVIE as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Alvero, brother Bill and his wife Betty and his parents, Garnet and Myrtle (MILLMAN) WARK. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 25th, 2005 at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WARK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-24 published
WARK, Ivan Stanley
Of Chelsey, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005 in his 78th year. Loving father of Verlaine and her husband Doug STARK of Chesley. He will be sadly missed by his two grand daughters, Crystal and her husband Chris GRUBB of Mildmay and Jackie and her husband Rob TESCHKE of Teeswater as well as six great-grandchildren. Beloved brother of Ross and his wife Lorraine of Port Elgin, Tom and his wife Luella of Chatsworth, Gordon and his wife Marjorie of Chesley, Doreen and her husband Bev KIRKLAND of Tara, Freda and her husband Bruce HARDY of Chatsworth and Bernice and her husband Steve STRBA of Chesley. Ivan will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Bev (Reta) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, special friend Illene HARVIE as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Alvero, brother Bill and his wife Betty and his parents, Garnet and Myrtle (MILLMAN) WARK. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 25th, 2005 at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WARK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-11 published
WILTON, William " Bill"
At London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, William (Bill) WILTON of London in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Ruth (Gibson) WILTON of London. Dear father of Karen and her husband Rob WARK of London. Loving son of Isabel of London and the late Lloyd WILTON. Dear brother of Robert and his wife Nancy WILTON, Jeff WILTON and Randy and his wife Marika WILTON, Gail and her husband Tom McLEOD of Ailsa Craig and Penny and her husband Rob PARKER of Thamesford. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 12-1 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Fred MacKINNON officiating. Cremation and interment later at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Humane Society. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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WARK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-19 published
JONES, William R. " Bill"
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, December 18, 2005 William R. (Bill) JONES of Exeter in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Violet (CAMPBELL) JONES of 57 years. Dear father of Brian and Wendy and Howard and Louise all of Exeter and Sharon and Greg of Granton. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother in law of Mervin (Casey) and Mary JONES of London, Ruth WARK and Mary CAMPBELL, both of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a grand_son Rob JONES (2002.) Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 20th at 10: 30 a.m. with Reverend Bob DEGRAW officiating. Cremation with interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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WARK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-15 published
Gordon LUNAN, Spy (1915-2005)
Named as a Soviet agent by Igor GOUZENKO, he maintained to the end that he did not mean to betray Canada, only to defeat Nazis, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 15, 2005, Page S9
As a left-leaning advertising copywriter, Gordon LUNAN would probably have ended his days in obscurity if Igor GOUZENKO, a cipher clerk in the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, had not defected in September, 1945, and offered him up as a trophy.
"He definitely passed information and acted as a go-between for the Soviets, as the Russians were called then," says historian Amy Knight. She interviewed Mr. LUNAN extensively for her forthcoming book, How the Cold War Began.
"He really didn't know what he was getting into" and the information he passed on was inconsequential, in her view. "He violated the law but he didn't do any harm to Canadian national security."
Compared with spies such as Kim Philby and Guy Burgess, Mr. LUNAN hardly rated as a threat, but his story is significant for what it reveals about the times and how Canadians responded to the news that we harboured Soviet spy rings during the Second World War.
David Gordon LUNAN was born in Scotland, one of four sons of a commercial traveller. When Gordon was 9, the family moved to London where his father was put in charge of persuading the public to buy Congoleum, a cheap substitute for linoleum. He did so well that the company tried to renegotiate his contract, a cheat that was not lost on his son, who tended even then to side with the underdog.
His father's earnings made it possible to send Gordon to Belmont, a feeder school for Mill Hill School, a non-conformist public school on the outskirts of London. A boarder from the age of 10, he liked school and did well, ending up as one of two head boys at Belmont. At Mill Hill, he was taught music, theatre and officer training along with standard school subjects.
He graduated at 17 in 1932 and immediately began an apprenticeship with the S.H. Benson advertising agency. It took him two years to secure a place in the copy department (where Dorothy Sayers had once toiled), becoming, at 20, the agency's youngest copywriter.
Meanwhile, fascism was on the rise in Germany, where Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 1933. The Soviet Union, ruled by Joseph Stalin, had joined the League of Nations in 1934 and become an active player in the fascist/anti-fascist political machinations. In 1935, Mussolini invaded Abyssinia from the adjacent Italian territory of Somaliland.
A year later, Mr. LUNAN visited Spain and saw the anti-democratic and repressive effects of General Francisco Franco's crusade to destroy the republican government. Back in England, where Sir Oswald Mosley was gathering momentum for his British Union of Fascists, Mr. LUNAN joined the anti-appeasement movement. He was convinced that another war was inevitable.
There were plenty of causes he could have joined in England. Instead, in 1938, he decided to immigrate to Canada and leave the political unease behind him.
He soon found a job with the A. McKim advertising agency in Montreal, took a lease on a large flat with Friends on what is now Aylmer Avenue and immersed himself in the city's left-wing artistic community. The Quebec of Premier Maurice Duplessis was rigidly authoritarian, overtly Catholic and rampantly anti-Semitic. This was the era of the infamous Padlock Law that allowed authorities to padlock the premises of any people suspected of communist connections.
Mr. LUNAN quickly turned from a left-leaning sympathizer into an activist, connected to communist groups and supporters of the Canadians who had formed the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion in 1936 and gone to fight for the republican cause in the Spanish Civil War.
He was part of a welcoming committee at Windsor Station for a train load of Mac-Paps returning from the Spanish Civil War in 1938. Anticipating that the reception might get out of hand, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the local press were out in force and Mr. LUNAN was snapped giving a clenched-fist salute.
In the spring of 1939, he met Phyllis NEWMAN, a Polish emigré. Their family backgrounds could not have been more different, but they espoused similar political causes and married months later, right after Britain declared war on Germany. Their only child was born in July, 1945.
About this time, he also met Fred ROSE, a union organizer and Communist Party member who, in 1945, would become the first person elected to the House of Commons on the Communist ticket. While Mr. LUNAN never joined the Communist Party, he certainly befriended members of the party and offered them space in his apartment for meetings.
In 1943, Mr. LUNAN enlisted in the Canadian Army as a private, earned a commission as a lieutenant a year later and was posted to Ottawa to the wartime information board. Mainly, he worked on Canadian Affairs, a newsletter providing a summary of Canadian news and editorials for troops stationed abroad and in Canada.
While he was in Ottawa, he met frequently with Mr. ROSE, who urged him to befriend Russians working at the embassy in Ottawa. Mr. LUNAN readily agreed and had a series of meetings with Colonel Rogov, who asked him to solicit information from scientists who were Soviet sympathizers.
Eager to oblige, Mr. LUNAN passed along whatever information he was able to glean and recruited others to the cause. "Far from damaging Canada," he wrote 50 years later in his memoirs, "my motive -- and I assumed it must have been theirs also -- was to help Canada by helping our most powerful and effective ally and thereby shortening the war."
He was promoted to captain in June, 1945, and sent to London by the Canadian Information Service. One of his supervisors described him as "a very ordinary, likeable chap with not too much imagination but very industrious."
The war was over in Europe, the first meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations was about to take place in Westminster Central Hall in London. He was sent to Canada House in January, 1946, to help with the publicity and ended up working as a pinch-hitting speechwriter for Paul MARTIN Sr.
Back home, his world had begun to collapse. Mr. LUNAN later said that he knew he was in trouble as soon as he heard that Mr. GOUZENKO had defected and brought documentation with him about an extensive Soviet espionage network linking Canada, the United States and Britain and directed at finding information about the U.S. atomic-bomb program. Mr. GOUZENKO implicated Mr. LUNAN as a "recruiting agent" and the leader of a cell of three others who were passing information to Soviet intelligence on trends in Canadian politics and military weapons.
In February, 1946, Mr. LUNAN was summoned back to Ottawa for "an important assignment." After his plane landed in Montreal, he was surrounded and restrained by three men in plain clothes, frisked and taken to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police barracks in Rockcliffe, a suburb of Ottawa. Two days later he was read a detailed surveillance record dating back to 1939 and a list of alleged co-conspirators.
Civil liberties were trampled on in the round-ups and detentions at that time, says Wesley WARK, a specialist in Canadian security and intelligence. Most of the detainees were woken up in dawn raids, denied access to lawyers and not cautioned about incriminating themselves. All of this was legal, says Prof. WARK, because Canada had not yet rescinded the War Measures Act, at least partly because of Mr. GOUZENKO's defection.
Mr. LUNAN confessed and implicated some of the men he had recruited. This was his biggest regret at the end of his life, said Prof. KNIGHT. "If you are a believer in the cause, the last thing you want to do is to implicate your fellow comrades. And he did."
Mr. LUNAN was convicted in November, 1946. Before his sentence was handed down, he told the judge: "I do not consider myself guilty of the charge either in law or in fact." Nevertheless, he spent the next five years in Kingston Penitentiary with extra time tacked on for refusing to testify in court about some of the colleagues he had implicated earlier.
His marriage held together while he was in prison, but fell apart quickly thereafter. He met his second wife, Miriam MAGEE, the love of his life, at the party thrown to celebrate his release from prison. They were married in Montreal, where Mr. LUNAN was again working in the advertising business.
He eventually opened his own agency and retired with his wife to the countryside near Ottawa in 1975. He spent the rest of his life growing strawberries, cooking gourmet meals, espousing social justice principles to his step-grandchildren, and writing two memoirs, The Making of a Spy (published in 1995) and Redhanded: Inside the Spy Ring that Changed the World (which he finished just before he died and which is being published this month by Optimum).
The major difference between the two books is an epilogue in the second one in which Mr. LUNAN explains, more explicitly than ever before, that he acted "naively, stupidly and admittedly outside the law" in the "best interests of winning the war against Nazism." He also acknowledges that the GOUZENKO affair helped trigger the Cold War and he expresses regret that he "played a part in making it happen so soon."
Not a huge mea culpa by most definitions. Still, Mr. LUNAN did serve his time for betraying his country, however ineffectually and naively. Only this past summer, he received his Royal Canadian Mounted Police dossier and learned they had been keeping tabs on him until the mid-1970s.
David Gordon LUNAN was born in Kirkaldy, Scotland, in 1915. He died in hospital in Hawkesbury, Ontario, on October 3 after suffering a fall. He was 90. He is survived by his daughter Jan CONDLIN, two stepsons and their families.

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WARK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-01 published
Man, 22, fatally shot in west-end park
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Staff Reporter
Toronto police have asked for the public's help in piecing together how a Scarborough man who left home to meet his girlfriend in Brampton wound up dead in a west-end park.
Homicide detectives revealed yesterday that the body, discovered in a park next to the Wallace Emerson Community Centre early Wednesday, was Nageeb Craig HENRY, 22. An autopsy showed he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
"His Friends and family do not know why he would be in the Dufferin and Dupont Sts. area at that time of night and we're trying to fill in the holes," said Det. Sergeant Terry WARK, asking anyone with information on Henry's whereabouts after 9: 30 p.m. Tuesday to come forward.
While there is gang and drug activity in that park, HENRY was not known to police. Yesterday evening, there were still no arrests or suspects in the city's 30th homicide.
"I really don't know why he was there," said HENRY's girlfriend Melissa, whose last name is being withheld for her protection. "He was a friendly, quiet, sweet guy."
HENRY, who was also known by the nickname Jervis, arrived here from Jamaica in April 1998. In March, he moved into a Danforth Rd. apartment with Melissa. He worked as a cook at a Kingston Rd. restaurant and for a landscaping/construction company doing odd jobs around his apartment building.
On Tuesday, when he was last seen, HENRY left his landscaping job in the afternoon to go swimming. After returning home in the evening, he spoke by phone with Melissa, who was visiting a friend in Brampton, and told her that he would meet her there.
Wearing the same khaki pants and white T-shirt he would be found in hours later, HENRY left home at about 9: 30 p.m. in his four-door blue Honda Accord.
Hours later, a shot rang out just before midnight near the community centre. Residents thought it was fireworks and didn't call 911. At 1: 05 a.m., three teens found HENRY's body sprawled in the grass next to a path.
When police arrived, they found that two of his pants pockets had been pulled out and he had no identification or keys. Officers were able to identify the victim after checking the registration of his car, which was in a nearby parking lot.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-1400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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WARKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
WARKE, John " Jack"
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. Beloved husband of Joyce. Dear father of Gregg WARKE and Janine JACKSON. Loved grandfather of Bailli and Connor JACKSON, and Mackenzie and Keagan WARKE. Survived by sisters Helen AIKENS of England and Elizabeth WARKE of Northern Ireland. Brother-in-law of Terry and Viv WILLIAMSON and Joan WILLIAMSON. A memorial service will take place at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Tuesday, January 18 at 4: 00 p.m. in the chapel with visitation 1 hour prior. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WARKENTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-11 published
STEPHENSON, Robert " Bob" Earl
At Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, May 9, 2005. Robert "Bob" Earl STEPHENSON of Canterbury Street and formerly of Curries in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Nellie (WARKENTIN) and the late Dorothy STEPHENSON (née LIVESEY) (1999.) Dear father and grandfather of Jim and his wife Ruth and their children Nancy (Nathan) and David (Michelle); Tom and his wife Kathy and their children Julie (Jeff), Jane (Christopher) and Jill, all of Curries. Jean and her husband John LUCENTE and their children Michael, Virginia, Christina and Paul of St. Catherines; Bill and his wife Mollyann and their children Sarah and Bryce of Tillsonburg and father-in-law of Brenda STEPHENSON and her husband Peter BALLAM and her children Katie, Ryan and Brent of Belmont. Dear step-father of Linda and Dave HEATHER, Lorna and Dana SHIELDS, Clarence and Sandra ASPDEN and their families. Predeceased by his son Mark (1991) and a brother Dean STEPHENSON (2003.) Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004), Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Curries United Church on Thursday at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Heather WEAVER- OROSZ officiating. Interment Pleasantview Cemetery, Curries. Contributions to Curries United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. A Masonic Lodge service will be held Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. at the funeral home under auspices Blenheim Lodge #108. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WARKENTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
DICK, Adolf P.
Adolf P. DICK age 82 of Waterloo, passed away on Sunday July 10, 2005 at the Parkwood Mennonite Home in Waterloo. He is survived by Margarete, his wife of 54 years, and his sister Mika WARKENTIN of British Columbia. He will be missed by his three sons Gerard (Laura), Arthur, and Alfred (Sandy) as well as grandchildren Kevin, Melanie and Christopher, and his niece Jenny (Allan). Visitation will be at the Edward Good Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at W-K Mennonite Church on George Street in Waterloo, Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. Donations in Adolf's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WARKENTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-30 published
Edith FIRTH, Librarian And Scholar: 1927-2005
Historian who wrote the book on early Toronto was a librarian with a gift for inspired research, writes Sandra MARTIN. Although she retired in 1982, the Toronto Public Library still profits from her work
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, July 30, 2005, Page S9
A woman of impeccable intellectual standards, Edith FIRTH edited landmark collections of documents about the early history and culture of Toronto. As head of Canadian manuscripts at the Toronto Public Library for 30 years, she belonged to the tradition of scholar/librarians -- professionals who publish their own research while providing the tools that enable others to write and study.
"She created a scholarly haven for historians and geographers in the Baldwin Room," said geographer John WARKENTIN, who first met her as a graduate student in the early 1950s. "Aside from leading just about everybody and their brother to the materials that they built their reputations on, she was very important as a historian," said writer Stephen OTTO. " Almost anything she put on paper herself will stand the test of time."
"She was much more than capable," said historian Maurice CARELESS. "She was very confident and rightly so because she knew what she was doing. I felt a great sense of trustworthiness in her work." As for her books, "they really were very good."
Tall, elegant and reserved, she had a quick sharp wit that she shared with close Friends and confidants. While clumsy or inept researchers were treated courteously and given access to the documents they requested, she was known to mutter: "That man is a menace."
"We are still reaping the benefit of what she did throughout her career," said David KOTIN, her successor as manager, special collections, at the Toronto Public Library. "She put her stamp on them and the staff." The library's holdings now include 25,000 books relating to Canada published before 1900, about 30,000 broadsides, posters and ephemera and 80,000 pictures.
Edith Grace FIRTH grew up in North Bay, Ontario, where her geologist father had taken up teaching high-school science. The youngest of four children of Thomas and Amy FIRTH, she left home in the late 1940s to attend the University of Toronto, graduating with an honours degree in modern history and a degree in library science.
After graduation, she joined the staff of the Toronto Public Library, where she worked in general reference. In 1952, she was put in charge of the Treasure Room, where the library's rare books, especially Canadiana, were housed.
She began studying for a master's degree in history in the early 1950s while continuing to work at the Toronto Public Library and to prepare her first publication, Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the Toronto Public Libraries, which was issued in 1954.
Prof. WARKENTIN, the geographer, met her in J.M.S. CARELESS's senior seminar on the history of Old Ontario at that time. They were both a little older than the other students and they "hit it off together." He remembers her "steely regard" for good scholarship. "Her standards were very high, and she was quite independent-minded."
Prof. CARELESS remembers her as "highly capable and very engaging and intelligent." She never finished the graduate degree, perhaps because she was doing historical research in her job and didn't feel the need of another qualification. In 1961, she completed Early Toronto Newspapers, 1793-1867, a catalogue of newspapers published before Confederation in the Town of York and the City of Toronto.
When the Toronto Public Library opened its Reference Library Addition in its building at St. George and College Streets in 1960, Ms. FIRTH was put in charge of the new Baldwin Room of Manuscripts and Canadiana (named after Reformer Robert Baldwin, an early advocate of responsible government) and the Toronto Room, which housed current and bound volumes of Toronto newspapers and the Early Toronto Picture Collection.
She and Prof. WARKENTIN renewed their Friendship when they met up again in the early 1960s as volunteers with the Champlain Society, an organization devoted to increasing public access to and awareness of our documentary heritage. "She was the general editor of the Ontario series and I was elected to the council [of the Champlain Society]," he said. "We were quite junior members," at least compared to the "titans of Canadian history" on the board at the time -- a list that included W.L. Morton, Donald Creighton, C.P. Stacey, W.K. Lamb (Dominion archivist and the first national librarian of Canada) and Leslie Frost, the recently retired premier of Ontario. "And there was Edith -- shy and reserved, but, if she made any remarks, they listened because it was very clear that she was respected as a scholar."
The early 1960s was an optimistic time for Canadian studies in the run-up to the centennial celebrations. Ontario, and its capital city, were no exception. It was in this era, when public money was available to underwrite large historical projects, that Ms. FIRTH made her mark as the editor of The Town of York, 1793-1815, which was published by University of Toronto Press and the Champlain Society in 1962 (with financial support from the Ontario government, thanks largely to Mr. Frost and his successor, John Robarts). She had spent more than three years amassing and editing documents related to the early history of Toronto from the library's own collections, the federal and provincial archives and many other repositories and historical societies in Canada and the United States.
In a review in The Globe, Col. STACEY, the military historian, declared The Town of York "the most important book on the history of Toronto in many years." He described it as "a big handsome volume of documents" from "the day in 1793 when Col. and Mrs. John Graves SIMCOE and the Queen's Rangers arrived to found the settlement, down to the end of the War of 1812, during which the place was twice raided by the Americans."
Five years later, on the eve of the centennial year, Ms. FIRTH compiled The Town of York, 1815-1834: A Further Collection of Documents of Early Toronto. She pushed the story ahead to the incorporation of "dirty little York" into the city we know as Toronto and the election of journalist William Lyon MacKENZIE as its first mayor.
By then, the newly minted Toronto, which had more than 9,000 inhabitants and was the biggest town in Upper Canada, had survived the cholera epidemic of 1832 and the nascent battles between MacKENZIE the reformer and the members of the ruling oligarchy later known as the Family Compact. In reviewing this volume for The Globe, Col. STACEY praised Ms. FIRTH for "the skill and ingenuity with which she has hunted documents from their hiding places and explained them, and for the lucid introduction with which the volume begins."
Prof. WARKENTIN was a frequent user of the Baldwin Room, which moved to the new Raymond Moriyama facility on Yonge Street that was opened as the Metro Toronto Reference Library in the early 1970s. He had many occasions to watch Ms. FIRTH in action on the floor, or in her office "scribbling away on her research" and attending to administrative work.
Of course, she wasn't working all the time. She and her older sister, Mary, an English teacher, lived in a house in Etobicoke, cared for their widowed mother and attended to an older sister who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. When they could, the two sisters travelled -- mainly to England -- and collected commemorative China, a passion that had begun when Edith's father had given her a plate celebrating the young Princess Elizabeth after the coronation of George Virgin Islands.
After Mary died in 1975, Ms. FIRTH continued to build the collection, which eventually included a Charles II plate from 1673, wares celebrating William and Mary and the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and a 1722 mug mourning the death of Queen Anne. The collection of nearly 400 pieces, which was displayed on shelves in the recreation room in her basement, was eventually sold at auction for £160,000 at Christie's in London in 1999.
She retired in 1982 at 55, perhaps with the intention of writing more books or devoting more time to her hobbies and her nieces and nephews. The following year, she published Toronto in Art: 150 Years Through Artists' Eyes to coincide with the city's sesquicentennial. The selection was limited to 70 works by 130 artists chosen for their historical value in depicting the city from 1834 to 1983. It won the City of Toronto Book Award in 1984.
Writer Stephen OTTO met her first as a library user and then came to know her well when he headed up the Ontario Heritage Conservation program in the mid-1970s. The odd thing, says Mr. OTTO, was that she didn't write more actively or productively after she retired. It was "almost as if she wanted to throw away her scholarship," he said. Instead, she indulged her passion for Dandie Dinmont dogs, a breed of Scottish terriers.
In the past few years, the family affliction of Alzheimer's disease began flexing its deadly tentacles. Lawyer Joseph CERMAK (a dear friend who met her after he arrived as a refugee from Czechoslovakia in 1949 and found a job as an assistant at Toronto Public Library) kept a caring watch over her, organizing a housekeeper and finally a nursing home a few weeks ago.
Edith Grace FIRTH was born in Lindsay, Ontario, on January 27, 1927. She died of Alzheimer's disease in Toronto on July 23, 2005. She was 78. She is survived by a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, six nieces and nephews and their families.

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WARKENTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
WARKENTIN, Dr. David E. (1930-2005)
Born Hepburn, Saskatchewan, October, 17, 1930 and passed away at Bracebridge on January 14, 2005. Beloved husband for 54 years of Eunice. Dear father of Sandra and her husband Paul WHITE/WHYTE, David and his wife Elizabeth, Brent and his wife Rebecca, Brian and his wife Sharlene. Predeceased by son Bruce. Loving grandfather of Christopher, Calvin and Sarah, Kristin, David, Melissa and Christina. Dear brother of Bill and Carol, Viola (Toots) and Alfred (Lou) FRIESEN, Don and Irene, Bob and Erna, Bert and Helen, Ed and Irene. He will be remembered by many patients from his 40 years of medical practice at Agincourt Clinic, Agincourt, Ontario. A memorial service was held Monday, January 17, 2005 at Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ontario with Pastor Darrell BAKER officiating.

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WARKENTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
PARK, Robert Andrew
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Andrew PARK, formerly of Scarborough, on February 4, 2005, from cancer, at London Health Sciences Centre, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Loyola HARRINGTON. Predeceased by loving wife Ruth REDSELL. Cherished father of Judith NAISH and her husband David and Linda WAWRYK. Loving grandfather of Erica NAISH and Kevin JUDGE, Robert NAISH, Todd and Teresa WAWRYK, Trevor and Tammy WAWRYK, and Julie and Kelvin WARKENTIN. Devoted great-grandfather of Hannah JUDGE, Emily, Alyson and Matthew WAWRYK, and Rogan WAWRYK. Beloved step-father to Jack SIMPSON, Janice SIMPSON, Theresa SIMPSON and Mark Gallow. Cherished grandfather of Jaime, Shea, Aaron SIMPSON, Kate, William and Jack SIMPSON- GALLOW. Beloved brother of Eileen LIVINGSTONE, uncle of Patty and Spiro GIANNOUKOS and their son John. Will be missed by Dorothy GODFREY, Doug MORRISON, and all of his nieces and nephews. Bob served overseas in World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Artillery and the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. He was a Toronto Firefighter for 32 years and retired as a Captain in 1978. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133, Cobourg. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and again Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the Service in the funeral home at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. 'Bob's love of music and dance will remain with us always. Gone to join Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.'

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