WATERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-11 published
GROOM, Mary Jane
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Friday, September 9, 2005 in her 86th year. Dearly beloved wife of Charles. Cherished mother of Douglas, Gordon, Mary Anne BOXALL and Joyce SIDDALL. Beloved grandma to 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Emily RERNASKE, and the late Evelyn, Harold and Tom WATERSON. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and Friends. Mrs. GROOM will be resting at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Avenue, (1 block East of Donlands subway) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment PineHills Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Lung Association, 150 Laird Drive, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario. M4G 3V7, would be appreciated by the family.

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WATERSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-11 published
WATERSTON, Lana
In loving memory of Lana WATERSTON a dearly loved sister, best friend and aunt who passed away October 11, 2004. We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts. Sadly missed and loved always by Debbie, Michelle and Haig.

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WATERSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-11 published
WATERSTON, Lana
October 11, 2004 Sparkling eyes of blue A beautiful smile to welcome you. Pop-canning Thursday nights after hymn sing Wheel-chair dancing on Friday nights Parkwood isn't the same without you. Oh, Lana Cabana we miss you! Remember we've got a date in heaven A dance with "No Wheels". Love you baby - Jeannie and Glenna.

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WATERSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-13 published
BENNETT, Jean (née GORDON)
Born in Perth, Scotland, October 17, 1915, died April 8, 2005. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Peter in 1999. Survived by her children Barbara BRINK (Russell), David (Vicki), Andrea WATERSTON (Willie), Peter (Heather) and Paul, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Jean was educated at St. Leonard's School, St. Andrews, Scotland, and received her M.A. from St. Andrews University. She enjoyed a brief career in the British Civil Service, before her marriage to Peter in 1940. Together they moved to New York and Ottawa where Peter held diplomatic posts with the British Foreign Service.
With a growing family to support, they decided to remain in Canada. Together they lived in Oakville, Stratford, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. For all these years Jean was the perfect partner to Peter, building roots in each community, whether it was establishing a church connection, finding volunteer activities, or hosting Friends and business colleagues.
In 1969, Jean obtained a library science degree. For the next nine years she worked in the National Library, before retiring to Vancouver Island in 1978. In retirement Jean and Peter indulged their love of theatre, art, history, church, golf and travel. Jean was an enthusiastic diarist of their travels to Britain, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal, South East Asia, and China.
Following Peter's death in 1999, Jean remained a faithful volunteer at her church, and as a palliative and hospice care visitor. She maintained her golf membership until a year before her death, and continued to travel and maintain her Scottish family connections. She will be remembered for her quick wit, passion, and commitment to family, Friends, and church.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her Friends in Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria Golf Club, and her neighbours in Oak Bay. Our thanks to Dr Rosenberg, and the staff at Parkwood Court.
Service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral (Quadra and Rockland), on Thursday April 14, 2005 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in memory of Jean to the Christ Church Cathedral Building Fund, British Columbia Arthritis Society, Victoria Hospice, Royal Jubilee Hospital Foundation or United Nations Children's Fund (Africa), would be gratefully accepted.

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WATERSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-26 published
WATERSTON, Rosaleen
On Saturday, September 24th, 2005 we said good-bye to a loving mother to Judi TOWERS (Doug;) Douglas WATERSTON (Brucette;) Pam JONES (Brian.) Grandmother to Ian, Kevin, Megan and Christal great-grandmother to Samantha, Eric, Graham, Charlie, Hannah, Isabelle and Natashia. Godmother to Mark. Dear sister to Gordon TIBBLES. Special aunt to many nieces and nephews and caring friend and neighbour. Predeceased by her husband and best friend Walter. Friends and family are invited to a visitation at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North, Markham on Tuesday, September 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 131 Main Street, Unionville on Wednesday, September 28 at 2: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Unionville Home Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WATERSTREET o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-06 published
LEAHY, Sister Jeannette
At Ignatia Hall, Mount St. Joseph, on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, Sister Jeannette LEAHY (Sister Mary Evangelista) of the Community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of London in her 83rd year and her 64th year of religious life. Lovingly remembered by her Sisters, Cecilia (SHIELL) and Eva (GARDINER) nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph William LEAHY and Eva Maud CARSON and Sisters, Sister Rose LEAHY, Gertrude (WATERSTREET,) Jeannette LEAHY, Kathleen (SMITH,) Agnes (HEFFERNAN) and brother William LEAHY.

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WATERWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-05 published
GREIG, Marjorie Edna (née WATERWORTH)
Peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on August 4, 2005. In her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Audrey (John), Lynne (Bob), Jim (Anna), and the late Bill. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Audrey. Friends may call to the Pine Hills Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2005. A service to commemorate Marjorie's life will be held in the chapel on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment to follow. A reception will take place at the Grand Baccus Banquet Centre, 2155 McNicoll Avenue (416-299-0077). "Joined together again in Heaven"

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WATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-29 published
WATES, Ivy (née WHITEHEAD) (February 6, 1920-December 22, 2005)

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WATHKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-16 published
McCLURE, Donalda L. (née McGREGOR)
On Monday, November 14th, 2005, Donalda L. McCLURE died peacefully at Parkview Manor, Chesley in her 98th year. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jim, in 2003. Donalda was born in Bentinck Township, only daughter of Donald McGREGOR and Jessie YOUNG, and sister of Jim McGREGOR. She was married in 1928 to Jim McCLURE, and spent the rest of her life in Chesley where they raised a family of eight children. She is survived by sons, Donald (Shirley) David (Joan); James Jr. (Betsy), William (Faye), Scott (Carole) and daughter Jessie (Peter DEBAIE;) twenty- seven grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters, Jean McPHEDREN and Elizabeth WATHKE, four grand_sons, Daniel McCLURE, Andrew McCLURE, Hugh and Philip WATHKE, and great-grand_son, Aaryn FULTON. Donalda had a very busy and long life. She reported local news to local papers and newspapers, and could be seen at every meeting taking notes. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Horticultural Society and cultivated fruits and vegetables which she sold to local stores. Donalda was interested in history and was a life member of the Bruce County Historical Society. 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 18th, 2005 at the Presbyterian Reformed Church, Chesley. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Friends of the Library (Chesley), or to the Presbyterian Reformed Church would be greatly appreciated.

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WATHKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-02 published
SACHS, Orneth Andrew
Orneth fell asleep in Jesus on Thursday, December 1st, 2005 in his 89th year. He was the beloved husband of fifty-six years to the late Jean SACHS (GRANTHEM) and dear father of Bill and his wife Elsie; Anne and her husband Guy FAUST; Marian and her husband Danny HACHEY; Jim and his wife Guylaine and Paul and his wife Suzanne. Orneth was blessed with eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who will dearly miss him. Brother of Redmon and her husband Merbyn. Predeceased by his parents Andrew SACHS and the former Emma WATHKE. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Sunday afternoon and evening 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. thence to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Desboro where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, December 5th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Brian DUNLOP officiating. Interment, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. In the spirit of Orneth's love to spread the Word of God and his Saviour, donations to the Lutheran Hour Ministries or Faith Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
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WATHKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-03 published
SACHS, Orneth Andrew
Orneth fell asleep in Jesus on Thursday, December 1st, 2005 in his 89th year. He was the beloved husband of fifty-six years to the late Jean SACHS (GRANTHEM) and dear father of Bill and his wife Elise; Anne and her husband Guy FAUST; Marian and her husband Danny HACHEY; Jim and his wife Guylaine and Paul and his wife Suzanne. Orneth was blessed with eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who will dearly miss him. Brother of Cecil SACHS, and his wife Mable, Eileen KLAGES and her late husband Allen, Shirley REDMON and her husband Merbyn. Predeceased by his parents Andrew SACHS and the former Emma WATHKE. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Sunday afternoon and evening 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. thence to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Desboro where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, December 5th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Brian DUNLOP officiating. Interment, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. In the spirit of Orneth's love to spread the Word of God and his Saviour, donations to the Lutheran Hour Ministries or Faith Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

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

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

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WATHKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-16 published
McCLURE, Donalda L. (née McGREGOR)
On Monday, November 14, 2005, Donalda L. McCLURE died peacefully at Parkview Manor, Chesley, in her 98th year. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jim, in 2003. Donalda was born in Bentinck Township, only daughter of Donald McGREGOR and Jessie YOUNG, and sister of Jim McGREGOR. She was married in 1928 to Jim McCLURE, and spent the rest of her life in Chesley where they raised a family of eight children. She is survived by sons, Donald (Shirley) David (Joan); James Jr. (Betsy); William (Faye); Scott (Carole) and daughter Jessie (Peter DEBAIE;) 27 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her daughters, Jean McPHEDREN and Elizabeth WATHKE, four grand_sons, Daniel McCLURE, Andrew McCLURE, Hugh and Philip WATHKE, and great-grand_son Aaryn FULTON.
Donalda had a very busy and long life. She reported local news to local papers and newspapers, and could be seen at every meeting taking notes. She was an avid gardener and a member of the Horticultural Society and cultivated fruits and vegetables which she sold to local stores. Donalda was interested in history and was a life member of the Bruce County Historical Society.
Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Reformed Church, Chesley. Interment in Chesley Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Friends of the Library (Chesley) or to the Presbyterian Reformed Church would be greatly appreciated.

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WATKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-26 published
COUVILLION, Janice Jean (née MORLEY)
After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Janice Jean COUVILLION, in her 57th year, passed away peacefully, in her home, on Saturday, March 19, 2005. Janice is lovingly survived by her daughters Tracey FEDDES (Stephen) of Goderich, Dana (Vladimir) BALDACCHINO of London. Janice is also survived by her sisters, Eleanor (John) MARSH and Lorraine WATKIN both of London and many nieces, nephews and Friends. She was predeceased by her parents May and Harold MORLEY, sister Karen, brothers; Harold and Charlie and nephew Warren. A Memorial Service will be held at East London Anglican Ministries, 2060 Dundas Street, London on Wednesday, March 30th at 1 p.m. The Reverend Michael Johnson officiating. Cremation and interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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WATKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-28 published
COUVILLION, Janice Jean (née MORLEY)
After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Janice Jean COUVILLION, in her 57th year, passed away peacefully, in her home, on Saturday, March 19, 2005. Janice is lovingly survived by her daughters Tracey FEDDES (Stephen) of Goderich, Dana (Vladimir) BALDACCHINO of London, her grandchildren; Amanda, Joe, Justin, Kayla, Pacey of Goderich and Zachary of London. Janice is also survived by her sisters, Eleanor (John) MARSH and Lorraine WATKIN both of London and many nieces, nephews and Friends. She was predeceased by her parents May and Harold MORLEY, sister Karen, brothers Harold and Charlie and nephew Warren. A Memorial Service will be held at East London Anglican Ministries, 2060 Dundas Street, London on Wednesday, March 30th at 1pm. The Reverend Michael JOHNSON officiating. Cremation and interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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WATKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-16 published
CROW, Dave
At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, following a motorcycle accident, Dave CROW of Richmond Hill and formerly of London in his 51st year. Loving husband and true friend of Diane (WATKIN) CROW. Dearest son of Margaret and the late George CROW (1993.) Brother and golf buddy to Gord and his wife Deb; son-in-law of Donald WATKIN and the late Marie (1994) and brother-in-law of Tim and Sherry WATKIN all of London. Much loved uncle of Jeffrey (his fiancée Jennifer ABEL) and Brydgyt CROW, and Laura and Jenna WATKIN. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Friday, June 17th, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dave are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Centre. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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WATKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
WATKIN, Marjorie Bernice (ROBINSON)
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Monday, September 5th, 2005 in her 77th year. Dear mother of Scott, Jim, Dona Cooper and husband Jerry, Brenda WATKIN and husband Tom MURRAY, and Janice WHEELER and husband Carl. She will be fondly missed and remembered by her grandchildren Shawn, Crystal, Shelly, Ian, Jeff, Drew, Brianne, Alec and Julia, and great-grand_son Ethan. Marjorie is survived by brothers Donald and Robert ROBINSON. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 8th at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to Dr. SWIFT and the Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Team.

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WATKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
NELSON, William Andrew (1912-2005)
Peacefully at Bankside Terrace Retirement Residence, Kitchener on Friday, May 6, 2005, at age 92. Bill was born on July 18, 1912 at Morningside Farm, Seymour West Twp. He graduated from Queen's University with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1937. He joined the Bailey Meter Company in 1938 and retired as Senior Vice President in 1976. He served in the Canadian Army during World War 2 as a Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers officer and was awarded M.B.E. He was an active member of the United Church of Canada since 1928. Beloved husband of the late Isabelle (CHUM) and Helen; loving father of John, and Peter and Sharon. Loved grandfather of Kevin, Drew and Christopher and great-grandfather of Kyle, Joshua, A.J., Michael and Matthew. Dear brother of Janet Stevens HART. Lovingly remembered by Ann PAYNE, Karen PATTERSON and their families. Bill was predeceased by Fran WATKIN. Friends are invited to share their memories of Bill with his family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Bill's life will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. A reception will be held in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home immediately following the service. Interment and a graveside service will take place in Burnbrae Cemetery, Campbellford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences and Donations www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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WATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
WATKINS, Joyce Helen (CHILD)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear Mum and Nanny at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, surrounded by family and Friends. Born in London, England in 1926, Joyce was the wife of the late George (Ted) WATKINS. Beloved mother of Susan BARKER (Steve), Judith WATKINS (the late Anthony KAPSA) and Elizabeth MACK (Colin.) Cherished Nanny of Jamie, Andrew, Samantha, Kimberley, Nicholas, Thomas, Christopher and Lucy. Great-grandmother of Nathan and Sophie. Loving Aunt of Anne TYRRELL, Laura TOM and Peter CHILD. Dear sister of Kathleen McMILLAN and the late Thomas CHILD, and brother-in-law Donald McMILLAN. She leaves behind dear Friends and her beloved cat Gizmo. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2005. Service at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Donations in Joyce's memory to the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto M5A 4C2 would be appreciated.
"And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved,
please do not let the thought of me be sad...
for I am loving you just as I always have..."

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WATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-29 published
PARKER, Susan Martha (née GIFFORD)
Suddenly in Regina, August 26th, 2005. Loving mother of Robin (PARKER) RODRIGUES and Tim PARKER of Vancouver, and grandmother of Anthony RODRIGUES. Dear daughter of Dorothy Joan GIFFORD (WATKINS,) sister Alix GIFFORD and brother Lance GIFFORD of Toronto. We will miss you always.

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WATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
ROBINSON, Hyacinth Louise (née GREEN)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Beloved wife of Wolsey ROBINSON. Loving and devoted mother of Nicole ROBINSON. Cherished sister of Myrtle HILL, Charles THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Carmelita WATKINS. Hyacinth will be fondly remembered and truly missed by all her family and Friends. She was special to many. Family and Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Friday, January 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Kingsview Free Methodist Church, 15 Kingsview Boulevard, Etobicoke on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Brampton Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations made to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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WATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
WATKINS, Wilma Isabella (née RUSK) (1928-2005)
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Monday, March 21st, 2005 in her 77th year. Wife of the late Victor E. WATKINS loving mother of Lynda and Terry ERWIN, Ron WATKINS, Bob and Ursula WATKINS, Vicki and Ted KELLOWAY, Heather and Rick McKEE, Laurene and Charlie RUTLEDGE and Allison and Jody CUMMINGS; predeceased by her daughter Mary-Ann; sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; loved sister of Merle MARTIN, Jessie and Gord COURTNEY, Ivadelle LAW, Delbert RUSK, Laurene and Leonard WALKER, Clarence and Gloria RUSK, Glen and Jeanette RUSK and Raymond and Sylvia RUSK; predeceased by her sisters Irene, Margaret and Marie. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Tuesday, March 22nd from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 23rd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Wilma's life will be held on Thursday, March 24th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Mom's coffee shop was always open to family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to 'F' Wing for a future Palliative Care Room at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
FRAMPTON, Arthur George
Passed away peacefully on May 31st, 2005 at the age of 90. Husband to June, deceased 1960 and Gwen, deceased 2002. Father of son Errol and his wife Pearl, daughter Anola and her husband George and stepson Reg WATKINS. Loving grandfather to 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2005 at 7 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1535 South Gateway Road, Mississauga (two lights south of Eglinton at Dixie), 905-602-1580. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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WATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Doris
Peacefully at the Trilogy Long Term Care Facility in Scarborough on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 at the age of 97. Loving wife of the late Joseph FLEMING/FLEMMING. Precious mother of Dorothy WATKINS, Joyce (husband Peter COOK) and Keith FLEMING/FLEMMING. Dear grandmother of Garry, Bradley (Pamela), Tamara (Dan) and great-grandmother of Logan, Calum, Grier, Marit, Gillian and Alec. She will be fondly remembered by her niece Edna KELLY and dear friend John WALLACE. A Private Memorial Service will be held. In memory of Doris, donations can be made to the charity of choice.

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WATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-22 published
WATKINS, David " Garry"
Suddenly at Toronto East General Hospital on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at age 47. Beloved son and best-friend of Dorothy WATKINS and the late John WATKINS. Will be fondly remembered by his aunt Joyce and uncle Peter, uncle Keith, and his cousins Bradley, Tamara and their families, and Edna KELLY. He will be sadly missed by his Friends, especially Frank GRISBROOK and other scouting Friends. A private family service will be held following cremation. Aspecial thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at Toronto East General Hospital.

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WATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-07 published
PAVLOV, Ivan
Suddenly on June 6th, 2005, Mr. Ivan PAVLOV of London in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Mrs. Radmila PAVLOV. Loving father of Mary WATKINSON and her husband Glen, Zoran PAVLOV and his wife Karin, and Dragan PAVLOV and his wife Nancy. Dear grandfather of Gary, Jason, Shawn, and Draganna "Bobby". The funeral service will be conducted in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday, June 8th, 2005 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation for one hour prior to service time. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. In memory of Ivan, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be left at mem.com

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WATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
BEASLEY, Robert
After a courageous battle with cancer at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at the age of 42. Loving husband of Karen KEMP. Beloved son of Don and Audrey BEASLEY of MacTier, Ontario. Loved brother of Michael and his wife Michael Ann. Cherished grand_son of Myrtle WATKINSON. Dear son-in-law of Gloria KEMP. Remembered by brother-in-law Tim KEMP and his wife Lisa. Robert will be missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. BEASLEY will be resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) with Memorial visitation on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATKIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
WATKIS, Vera Eugenie
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, in her 96th year. Leaving beloved husband Peter, only brother Bernard LATIBEAUDIERE and family, the Wedderburn family, George and Cynthia SASSO and family, Jean SASSO (sister Cabrini,) Helen and John ROWE and family, Margaret ALEXANDER and family, Winston and Denise DEAR and family, Anthony and Shirley FOSTER and family. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held on Monday, August 15, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church, 3501 Finch Ave. East. Donations made to Scarborough Grace Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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WATLING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-05 published
Second body found in Georgian Bay
Search continues for third man still missing
By Jim ALGIE, Sun Times staff
Searchers found another body Monday evening, the second of three men who went missing while sailing on Georgian Bay Friday.
Ontario Provincial Police Const. Dave MEYER said Monday night the body of Karol LASKOWSKI, 23, of Hamilton, was discovered approimately six-and-a-half kilometres from where Adam MUSIALKAEWACZ's was discovered Sunday night.
Still missing is Rafal SIENKIEWICZ, 17 of Dabrowiec, Poland.
Both LASKOWSKI and MUSIALKAEWACZ were wearing lifejackets and wetsuits, MEYER said.
MEYER said LASKOWSKI's body was found about 14.5 km northeast of Cape Croker at about 7: 30 p.m. Monday
MUSIALKAEWACZ was found eight kilometres northeast of Cape Croker.
The three were last seen alive in a small, racing-type sailboat at about 7 p.m. Friday near Cabot head on the Bruce Peninsula. It had been attempting to tack toward shore at the time.
The three Friends were vacationing in the area along with LASKOWSKI's father, who reported the vessel missing at about 11 a.m. Saturday.
Canadian Forces officials at Rescue Co-ordination Centre Trenton dispatched a C-130 Hercules aircraft and a Cormorant helicopter. The search also included a provincial police helicopter and two police boats, Canadian Coast Guard maritime co-ordinator Dana WATLING said Monday.
As well, three Coast Guard vessels and a private boat have participated in the search, WATLING said. By late Monday afternoon, searchers had found no sign of the vessel, WATLING said.
“We're looking for survivors, that's what we're looking for and so we go along and make sure that the area has been covered,&rdquo he said before the second body was found. “We'll keep searching until every possibility has been exhausted that the persons could still be found alive.&rdquo
So far, weather has co-operated with the search, which has continued night and day since the vessel was reported missing. WATLING would not say how long the work will continue.

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WATLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-23 published
WATLING, Elizabeth " Betty"
In her 99th year. Long-time member of Bayview Glen Church. Loving wife of the late Elmer. Dear mother of the late Joan DRISCOLL. Loving Nana of Bryan and Janet. Will be sadly missed by niece Carole, great-nieces Patricia, Sharon and Catherine, and nephew Stephen. Fondly remembered by many great, great-grandchildren and many other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home - North York Chapel, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights South of Steeles Ave.) on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Monday at Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Ave. E. at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WATMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
WATMAN, Thomas
Passed away at the Scarborough General Hospital on Saturday, March 12, 2005, in his 53rd year. Dear brother of Madeline, Margaret, Dave, and Bill. Visitation at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 1 p.m. on Wednesday until the time of the Service in the Chapel at 4 p.m.

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WATRAL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-12 published
SMITH, Robert " Bob" J. E.
So peacefully in the loving arms of his cherished wife and best friend Rhea JOY, and surrounded by the love and support of family and Friends, Bob SMITH left us to embark on a new journey January 8th, 2005.
Missing him yet celebrating his ascension are many. His beloved Rhea and children Kerrie and Bepin ZEKA, Li and Dan PRESSEY and Scott & Gloria SMITH will continue to put into practice the lessons learned through his boundless unconditional love, guidance and mentorship. With his love in their hearts forever, his grandchildren, Sarah, Kevin, Niki and Caroline will hold close their memories of storytelling, long walks and conversations about nature, play times and endless snuggles. His sister Evelyn WATRAL will always cherish the strong Friendship that bound them and their families throughout the years and mutual support dating from rural Wardsville, Ontario to present day. He spent many of his most treasured times with his nieces and nephews, Susan and Steve SIZE, Carl and Laura WATRAL and Rob WATRAL. With years of fond memories they will continue to be mainstays of care and support which bind a family together. A large extended family of cousins, sisters and brothers in-law, nieces, nephews and their children can be assured that Uncle Bob cherished our reunions and revelled in watching the children (and adults) play while he caught up on everyone's latest news.
Amongst the many family and Friends welcoming Bob to heaven are his Mother and Father Margaret and Glenn SMITH, Mother and Father-in-law Caroline and Harold THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Brother in-law Walter (Pop) WATRAL. In addition to being a tireless advocate, volunteer, lay minister, faithful and enthusiastic supporter of his church and helper to anyone in the community in greater need than he, Bob was immensely proud of his career at the once Huron and Erie Trust Company, later to become Canada Trust. Starting as a bank teller, Bob rapidly rose through the ranks to become a most respected senior executive. After his “retirement” he utilized his accumulated professional experience to assist his niece Sue at Thorne Property Management Ltd. Following that he embarked upon a third career; that of caregiver, friend, music teacher and chauffeur to his grandchildren.
Special thanks to Dick and Kathy WARREN for their selfless contributions to our family's healing and Pastor Paul BROWNING for his visits and support. To our fellow campers at Sugarbush Campground, Bayfield, Ontario, our family extends our gratitude on behalf of Bob for the many years of friend-ship and fun. To his Trinity United Church family, it was important to Bob that you know how much he appreciated you and that he felt all of your prayers. The caring staff of the Oncology Unit, London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Campus 7th floor, Tower 2 has indelibly etched in our minds what giving is all about.
At his request cremation has taken place and a celebration of Bob's time here will be held at Trinity United Church, 76 Doulton Street (at Hale St.) in London, Ontario, on Saturday, January 15th at 1 p.m. with Pastor Paul BROWNING officiating. A reception will be held in the lower level of the church following the service, in the hope that family and Friends may gath-er for a time of fellowship and remem-brance. Robert James Emiel SMITH wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to Trinity United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service, 520 Dundas Street London.

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WATSA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-07 published
WATSA, Irene
Toronto, passed away peacefully on the 6th of January 2005 at the age of 85. Born August 15, 1919 in Mangalore, India. Beloved wife of the late Manohar WATSA with whom she shared 56 happy years. Loving mother of David and Margaret WATSA of Harrow, Navo CHINOY, Prem and Nalini WATSA, Krupa and Ravi DAVID of Toronto. Dearest Grandmother (Ajji) of Shaila and Ryan VISSER, Sarita and Brian VANDERNAAULT, Mano and Kate WATSA, Ben WATSA, Christine and Quinn McLEAN, Stephanie WATSA, Shanthu DAVID, Anita and Barry WAITE, and Mark DAVID. Great grandmother of Isaac, Zachary and Anna WATSA and Ethan WAITE. Irene WATSA will be greatly missed by her family and Friends. She will be fondly remembered for her strong Christian faith and her selfless devotion to her family. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Dr. D. WONG, and Dr. E. WASSER and to her loving caregivers Vera, Betty, Maria Juvy and Anthea. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), 416-487-4523, from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday January 8th. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 10th afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church 227 Bloor St. East. Interment will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul's Anglican Church, Toronto.

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WATSA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
WATSA, Irene
Toronto, passed away peacefully on the 6th of January 2005 at the age of 85. Born August 15, 1919 in Mangalore, India. Beloved wife of the late Manohar WATSA with whom she shared 56 happy years. Loving mother of David and Margaret WATSA of Harrow, Navo CHINOY, Prem and Nalini WATSA, Krupa and Ravi DAVID of Toronto. Dearest Grandmother (Ajji) of Shaila and Ryan VISSER, Sarita and Brian VANDERNAAULT, Mano and Kate WATSA, Ben WATSA, Christine and Quinn McLEAN, Stephanie WATSA, Shanthu DAVID, Anita and Barry WAITE, and Mark DAVID. Great-Grandmother of Isaac, Zachary and Anna WATSA and Ethan WAITE. Irene WATSA will be greatly missed by her family and Friends. She will be fondly remembered for her strong Christian faith and her selfless devotion to her family. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Dr. D. WONG, and Dr. E. WASSER and to her loving caregivers Vera, Betty, MariaJuvy and Anthea. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), 416-487-4523, from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, January 8th. Funeral Service will be held on Monday afternoon, January 10th at 2: 00 p.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St. East. Interment will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul's Anglican Church, Toronto.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-16 published
HENRY, Melville " Mel" Stewart
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Tuesday morning, March 15th, 2005 in his 85th year. Melville Stewart HENRY, the loving husband of (Gen) Genevieve HENRY (née WATSON.) The loving father of Ken HENRY and his wife, Joan, of Owen Sound, Thomas HENRY and his wife, Ann, of Ajax, Donna and her husband, Roger ARCHAMBAULT, of Goderich and Leisa and her husband, Stewart BENEFER, of Australia. The loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dear brother of R.B. HENRY and Marie (Mrs. Ross ARCHER,) both of Barrie. Predeceased by his loved son, Carl Dennis and by his brother, Wilbur. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, on Friday morning, at 10: 00 a.m. Father Paul WALSH officiating. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home, on Thursday evening, at 8: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-29 published
ROUTENBURG, Ronald " Ron" John
Ron passed away peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Sunday, March 27th, 2005 in his 66th year. Loving son of the former Alice SUBJECT and the late John ROUTENBURG. Dear father of Jeff ROUTENBURG and his wife, Denise and Tracey WATSON and her husband, Bruce. Beloved brother of Bev ROUTENBURG and his wife, Carol. He will be especially remembered as Poppa Ron to his grandchildren, Colton, Trent and Tyler. Special uncle to Teresa and her husband, John BROWN. John ROUTENBURG and his wife, Lee Ann and Jody-Lynn and her husband, Chris EVANS. Husband of the former Carol ADAM/ADAMS. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home, in Chatsworth, for visitation on Tuesday afternoon and evening, 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., thence to St. James Lutheran Church, in Williamsford, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. Pastor Sheilah FLETCH officiating. Spring interment, St. James Lutheran Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-27 published
BURNETT, Verna Elizabeth (WATSON)
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, April 25th, 2005. Verna Elizabeth (WATSON) BURNETT in her 72nd year. Loving mother of Colleen LONG, Lisa and Warren HARRISON and John BURNETT all of Durham. Also survived by four grandchildren Kirk LONG, Courtney PAYLOR, Melissa and Mark Low HARRISON; two sisters, Wilma AMMERMAN of Mount Forest, Gretta and Cecil ANDERSON of Durham and two brothers, David and Leona WATSON and Robert WATSON, both of Durham. Celebration of life for Verna BURNETT will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Thursday, April 28th at 11 o'clock. Interment, Trinity Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Grey-Bruce Palliative Care Hospice Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-06 published
ROUSE, Marjorie Isobel (formerly HELM, née REID)
Of London, and formerly of Kincardine, at Meadow Park, London, on Thursday, May 5th, 2005 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Robert ROUSE. Predeceased by her first husband, Joseph HELM. Dear mother of Jack and his wife, Thelma HELM, of R.R.#1, Tiverton Joyce and her husband, George JACKSON, of London; Bill and his wife, Marilyn HELM, of Oakville and Marilyn and her husband, Tom WATSON, of Calgary. Cherished grandma of thirteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Edna YOUNG, of Lucknow, Florence HARKNESS, of Wingham and Irving and his wife, Dot REID, of Kincardine. Also predeceased by brothers, Norval, Clarence and John REID. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Iva REID, of Hensall and Margaret ROUSE, of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine (519-396-2701), on Friday, May 6th, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7th, at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Tiverton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-26 published
GAMACHE, Frances Kathleen (WATSON)
Suddenly at her residence on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005. Frances (WATSON) GAMACHE of Tobermory in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph GAMACHE. Dear mother of Bill and his wife Karen of Toronto, Joe and his wife Lorraine of Wiarton, Dianne WILLOWBY and her husband Rick of Manitoulin Island, Elmer and his wife Joyce of Goderich and Elizabeth BURLEY and her husband Jack of Stokes Bay. Loving grandmother of eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Sister of Flora RODGERS, Dorothy GIBBONS, and Eva CARSON. Predeceased by one sister Ella and five brothers Elgin, Ernest, Stewart, James, and Wilmer (Willis). The family will receive Friends at the Light and Life Chapel, Tobermory on Friday from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m.. A graveside service will follow at Dunk's Bay Cemetery, Tobermory. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-04 published
ADAM/ADAMS, John T.
Lifetime member and Past President of The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 290, at the Orange Hospital with his loving family at his side, on Friday, June 3rd, 2005. John ADAM/ADAMS of Tobermory in his 83rd year. Loving husband of the late Dorothy ADAM/ADAMS (BOOTH) 1995. Deeply loved by his son, Tom ADAM/ADAMS of Brampton, and daughters Mary (Wayne) WATSON of Erin and June (Lee) GRANT of Scotland. John will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Wanita (Stephen) RHODES of Toronto, Tracy ADAM/ADAMS of Brampton, Jennifer GAUTHIER of Orangeville, Shane ADAM/ADAMS of Brampton, also Wendy (Martyn) SMITH, Yvonne (Steve) WILSON, Michelle GRANT and Julie (Brian) ORR of Scotland. Dearly remembered by his great-grandchildren Jacob GAUTHIER, Mackenzie RHODES, Amanda DIGERO, Michelle GAUTHIER, Carter RHODES, Sara ADAM/ADAMS also Mathew, Joanne, and Craig WILSON, Claire and Martin SMITH, Owen and Karl SMITH all of Scotland. John is survived by brothers Ernie ADAM/ADAMS of Sarnia and George (Betty) ADAM/ADAMS of Tobermory, and sisters Joyce (Bill) RYAN and Helen JOHNSTON both of Sarnia, predeceased by brothers Cleveland, Carmen, Gordon, William, Jim and Gerald. John will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and family Friends. Friends will be received at The Tobermory United Church on Sunday, June 5th at 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Church with Reverend Susan SHANTZ officiating on Monday, June 6th, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to take place with interment at a later date. Donations to Tobermory United Church or the Tobermory Clinic or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 290 will hold a memorial service at the church on Sunday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-17 published
HILTS, Kenneth C.
Formerly of Woodstock, in his 92nd year, passed away peacefully in Goderich, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2005, surrounded by loving family. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Rachel HILTS. Loved father of Stewart (Maria) of Guelph and Marilyn POTTER (Bruce) of Goderich. Dear grandfather of William (Jill), Matthew (Paula), Katherine (Darryl), Susan, Carol, Jane and Anne. Fondly remembered by his brother, Jack (Elsie), in Vancouver, sister-in-law, Jean SHIER, Susan BARKER (Jim), Helen WATSON, and Doug RICHARDS (Marion) and their families. Predeceased by his sister, Alice RICHARDS (Ross). Ken taught at W.C.I. and is still fondly remembered by numerous students, he then went into business and was involved with McLellan and Hilts Real Estate Ltd. and Jamieson-Hilts Insurance Agency Ltd. Ken was the last founding life member of Craigowan Golf and Country Club, and a longtime member at Central United Church. Friends will be received at Central United Church, 34 Riddell Street, Woodstock, on Sunday, June 19th, 2005, from 2: 00 to 3: 00 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Kathi URBASIK- HINDLEY officiating. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004). On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. Over his lifetime, Ken was actively involved in many facets of the community and will be greatly missed.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-28 published
WATSON, Florence Mae (METCALFE)
At Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Sunday, June 26th, 2005 at the age of 89 years, the former Florence METCALFE. Wife of the late John WATSON. Beloved mother of Katherine and her husband Case VANDERPLAS of Oakville, and Bob and his wife Pat of Paisley. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristine MAE of Oakville and Robert JOHN of London, and by her brother-in-law Burt WATSON and his wife Elva of Hanover. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen Street South, Paisley, from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, June 30th at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Murray ROUNDING officiating. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society of Brucelea Haven Residents Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-19 published
WYONCH, Charles " Levi"
Suddenly, at the Lion's head Hospital, on Wednesday, August 17th, 2005. Levi WYONCH, of Tobermory, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Gloria (GUESS) WYONCH. Dear father of Ernie and his wife, Vivian; Michael and his wife, Sandra, of St. Catharines, Danny, Andy and Bradley, all of Tobermory. Predeceased by his son, Charles (Chuck) WYONCH. Also survived by six grandchildren, Kelly, Alison, Leah, Caleb, Grant, Brandon and one great-grand_son, Drew. Also survived by sisters, Gertie SIMPSON, Eva DALY, Cora WYONCH, Marina WYONCH, and brother David, all of Tobermory. Predeceased by four sisters, Ethel WYONCH, Willow WATSON, Myrtle CRAIGIE, Dora WHITE/WHYTE and one brother, Dan. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Tobermory United Church, 9 Brock Street, Tobermory, on Saturday, August 20th at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Don SMITH officiating. Visitation from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment of cremated remains at Dunk's Bay Cemetery, Tobermory. Donations to the Lion's head Hospital or the Tobermory Clinic would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her five brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd, 128 Lakeshore Rd E (1 Block west of Hurontario St) Mississauga on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1: 00 p.m.. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-25 published
WHEILDON, Kenneth Frederick
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Thursday, November 24th, 2005. Kenneth Frederick WHEILDON, of Owen Sound, in his 78th year. Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Helen WHEILDON (née MORRISON.) Loving father of Penny WATSON and her husband, Blair, of London. Proud grandfather of Kristine HARDY and her husband, Chris and Erin WATSON, all of London. Ken is survived by one brother, Francis WHEILDON and his wife, Aileen, of Chatsworth. Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Jessie WHEILDON. A Funeral Service for Kenneth WHEILDON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Monday, November 28th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Ted CREEN officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service only. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Arthritis Society as your expression of sympathy.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-26 published
WHEILDON, Kenneth Frederick
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Thursday, November 24th, 2005. Kenneth Frederick WHEILDON, of Owen Sound, in his 78th year. Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Helen WHEILDON (née MORRISON.) Loving father of Penny WATSON and her husband, Blair, of London. Proud grandfather of Kristine HARDY and her husband, Chris and Erin WATSON, all of London. Ken is survived by one brother, Francis WHEILDON and his wife, Aileen, of Chatsworth. Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Jessie WHEILDON. A Funeral Service for Kenneth WHEILDON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Monday, November 28th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Ted CREEN officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service only. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Arthritis Society as your expression of sympathy.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-28 published
SINCLAIR, Robert “Bob” Wesley Bertram
Passed away suddenly in Shenzhen, China on Sunday, November 20th, 2005 at the age of sixty-five. Robert Wesley Bertram SINCLAIR of China and formerly of Burlington. Survived by his wife Xinyi. Cherished father of Michael and his wife Jackie of Greensville Suzanne of Barrie; and Warren, of Burlington. Beloved grandfather to Jason, Lauren, and Connor. Dear brother of James SINCLAIR and his wife Shirley of Wiarton; and Marilyn and her husband Ray WATSON, of Wiarton. Sadly missed by Wanda. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home And Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. A service to celebrate Bob's life, to be held at the funeral home, will be announced in the coming weeks. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-15 published
BEAMER, Margaret Elizabeth
On Monday, December 12th, 2005 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Margaret Elizabeth Watson BEAMER wife of the late C. Bruce BEAMER. Beloved mother of Wayne BEAMER and Bryan (Marion) BEAMER. Dear grandmother of Bruce (Leslie BEAMER, Christine (Neil) McGREGOR, Rob (Caroline) BEAMER, Dana (Craig) MILLER and Jeffrey (Amy) BEAMER. Great-grandmother of Jack Cameron MILLER, Annika Leigh MILLER, Colin Alexander McGREGOR and Erik Robert Bruce BEAMER. Sister of Dorothy MARSH. Sister-in-law of Ruby WATSON and Gladys BEAMER. The family will receive Friends at St. Andrews United Church from 11: 00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16th, 2005. In memoriam contributions to the National Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the funeral chapel of Hetherington and Deans.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-15 published
DORAN, Violet (née WATSON)
Was born in Meaford on September 12, 1917, the daughter of Oliver and Emma (CRAMP) WATSON. Widow of Harold (Bud) DORAN who predeceased her in 1979. Past away December 7th, 2005.
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be thankful for our beautiful years.
Sadly missed by her cousins, Louise (PILGREM) WOMACK, Betty (PILGREM) MARTIN, both of Torrington, Wyoming, U.S.A. Vivian (LONG) LEE and family, Welland, Ontario, and other family and Friends.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-15 published
SINCLAIR, Robert “Bob” Wesley Bertram
Passed away suddenly in Shenzhen, China on Sunday, November 20th, 2005 at the age of 65. Robert Wesley Bertram SINCLAIR of China and formerly of Burlington. Survived by his wife Xinyi. Cherished father of Michael and his wife Jacqueline of Dundas, Suzanne, of Barrie; and Warren of Burlington. Beloved grandfather to Jason, Lauren and Connor. Dear brother of James SINCLAIR and his wife Shirley, of Wiarton; and Marilyn and her husband Ray WATSON, of Wiarton. Uncle to Mary-Lynn, Dianne, and Ian. Predeceased by his parents Bert and Meta SINCLAIR. Bob was an educator with the Peel Board of Education for almost 30 years and taught in China for the past four years. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Bob's life will be held in the chapel on Saturday December 17th, 2005 at 1 o'clock p.m. Visiting two hours prior to service. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A Pine tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bob. Condolences may be expressed on line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com
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WATSON o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-05-18 published
VROMAN, Tamara " Tammy" (née ARMSTRONG)
Mrs. Tamara (Tammy) VROMAN a resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at C.K.H.A. "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg at the age of 55. Tammy was born in Chatham and was a daughter of the late George ARMSTRONG and the late Hilda LABADIE. She had resided in Wallaceburg all of her life and was an employee of Solus Manufacturing in Wallaceburg. Beloved wife of Willie VROMAN. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sherry and Pat McGUIRE of Woodstock and Cindy and Ron WATSON of Wallaceburg. Sadly missed by 5 grandchildren. Kind sister and sister-in-law of Steve ARMSTRONG, Nicole and Brent HUNTER and Georgette and Jim KADA. Daughter-in-law of Regina (Courteau) VROMAN. Dear niece of Pearl FOSTER, Loretta MARTIN, Dianne DEDRICK and Sandra IRWIN. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The late Tamara (Tammy) VROMAN rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street in Wallaceburg until Monday, May 16, 2005 when funeral services were held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Fr. Greg BONIN, Celebrant. Cremation to follow and the interment of ashes will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Tamara (Tammy) VROMAN.

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WATSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2005-02-09 published
Harry BONIFACE
In memory of Harry BONIFACE who passed away at the Mindemoya Health Centre on February 1, 2005 at the age of 60. He is survived by his mother, Mary and two sisters, Leola and Edna and one brother, Earl. Predeceased by sister Lestie and brother Ken. The family would like to express their thanks to the Cancer Centre, Mindemoya Health Centre and Daffodil Terrace as well as Doctor GREENE, Laura WATSON, Keith McALLISTER and the Palliative Care Unit. Many thanks also go to Perry CHATWELL and wife Barb for the loving care they provided, the CHATWELL Family, and loving brother-in-law Doug McMURRAY.
Mary, Edna, Leola and Earl.
Funeral arrangements in the spring, in care of Doug.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-13 published
DETZLER, Jacob Theodore
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre on January 11th, 2005, Jacob Theodore DETZLER of Strathroy in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Linda DETZLER and dear father of Catherine HUNTER and Carolyn DETZLER. Loving grandfather of Alexander HUNTER. Brother of Michael and Maureen DETZLER, Joseph and Audrey DETLZER, Cecilia and Walter BECKER and Ileen GIBSON and her late husband George. Brother-in-law of Sharon and Don LEPPINGTON and Janice and Murray McGILL and families. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Clara DETZLER and his sister Mary FEAVER. Jacob owned Caradoc Home Hardware in Mt. Brydges. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy (519-245-1023) on Thursday, January 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 14th at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Doug WATSON officiating. Interment at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Bethel Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jacob.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
FRANCHE, Gerald
Mr. Gerald FRANCHE died peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, at the age of 89 on Tuesday January 25, 2005. Survived by his son Bob and daughter-in-law Shirley. Dear grandfather of Donna and her husband Sam WATSON, Paul FRANCHE and his wife Lisa, Laura-Lee and her husband Trev TIMMS, Michele FOURNIER, Mark FOURNIER and Alison DOYLE. Great-grandfather of McKenzie, Coey, Emily, Jacob and Calvin. Survived by his sisters Cecile FORTIN, Bernie DECOSTE and his brother Gilles FRANCHE and his wife Evelyn. Special thanks to adopted family at Caressant Care. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Thursday evening from 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will take place on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Remembrance donations to the Parkinson's Society would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-28 published
BOSHART, Anne Jeanette C. (WATSON)
At the Clinton Public Hospital on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 Anne Jeanette C. (WATSON) BOSHART of Blyth in her 73rd year. Daughter of the late William N. and Anne E. WATSON. Dear mother of Suzanne and her husband Randy HAMILTON of Clinton. Loving Nan of Avril-Anne and Dexter HAMILTON of Clinton. Also survived by a brother Paul and his wife Eva WATSON of Chesley. Predeceased by a sister Cleta FORSYTH of Orillia. There will be no funeral home visitation or service. A private family interment in the Blyth Union Cemetery will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton (482-9521)

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-28 published
PARKER, Vivian Elizabeth
Vivian Elizabeth of London on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the London Health Science Centre (Westminster Campus), peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in her 51st year. Dearly loved wife of Paul Leonard MARTIN and loved daughter of Doreen and Russell Greyson PARKER of London. Dear sister of twin Gary D. PARKER of Corunna and his children Lindsay and Mark PARKER of Sarnia. Dear daughter-in-law of Bea MARTIN of Strathroy and the late Leonard MARTIN. Dear sister-in-law of David and his wife Karen MARTIN of Sarnia, Todd and his wife Charlyne of Strathroy, Sheri and her husband Norm WATSON of Gorrie, and aunt of Stephanie, Joel, Zachary, Kyle, Erica, Brendan, and Nicholas. Special family friend of Nancy PARKER and Linda WEBBER.
Vivian was born in Saint Thomas on August 13, 1954. She has lived all her life in London, Saint Thomas area. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor and from Teachers college in Windsor and worked as a supply teacher for the Thames Valley Board of Education. A public Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario or the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-29 published
NORDEMANN, Harmpje Maria "Hannie" (VAN REIJENDAM)
After a lengthy illness, Harmpje Maria (Hannie) passed away at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on January 27, 2005. Harmpje Maria ((HannieVAN) REIJENDAM) NORDEMANN in her 77th year. Loving wife of J. Gerhard (Gerald) NORDEMANN of Nairn. Loving mother of Gerald and wife Brenda NORDEMANN of Komoka, Joan NORDEMANN- KELLER and husband Robert KELLER of Brampton, Shirley and husband Don WATSON of Nairn, Helen NORDEMANN and husband Tony DA SILVA of London, Keith and wife Ramona NORDEMANN of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Dorothy and husband Larry FETTERLY of Brampton. Predeceased by daughter Yvonne (NORDEMANN) MacGREGOR (1987.) Beloved Oma of Beth and Craig NORDEMANN, Marc and Matthew NORDEMANN- KELLER, Jacki and Jason WATSON, Andrea and Daniel NORDEMANN-DA SILVA and Andrew and Emily NORDEMANN. Dear sister of Dini DE ROOI of the Netherlands, sister-in-law of Corry NORDEMANN of Strathroy, D.W. (Wim) NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, D.J.J. (Dick) and Map NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, J.F. (Fred) and Edna NORDEMANN of Nightville, New Brunswick, brother-in-law J. DRENTH of the Netherlands and C.J. (Carel) and Rudi NORDEMANN of the Netherlands. Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands. The family will be at the Nairn Mennonite Church (26459 Bear Creek Sideroad - just off Petty Street) on Friday, February 4, from 7-9 pm and on Saturday, February 5, from 1-2: 30 pm with memorial service at 2:30 pm officiated by Rev. David FRIESEN- WALDNER. There will be a private family service of interment at another time. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home (Ailsa Craig) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make donations in memory of Hannie NORDEMANN are asked to consider Craigwiel Gardens. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Harmpje NORDEMANN.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-29 published
PATTERSON, Gordon George
'Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.' This was Gordon PATTERSON. After a valiant struggle with Multiple Myeloma, Gordon George PATTERSON is at rest. He died peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre surrounded by loved ones on January 28th, 2005. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife Mary Jo (DE COURCY) who was by his side throughout his illness, their son Cameron Joseph, his daughters Karen WATSON (Peter) and their son Cooper and Colleen HANSEN (Kelly,) and their daughters Charlotte, Alison and Caroline. Also survived by his sister Norma. Gord will be greatly missed by his family and Friends.
He was a man who died as he lived with never ending optimism, humour and dignity. He was a man who embraced life and met challenges head on. Never a person that he met that did not become a friend - his was truly a compassionate heart that saw the good in everyone he met. His family would like to extended their heartfelt gratitude to the amazing staff at London Health Sciences Centre, Level 7, Tower 2 for their truly compassionate care. There was no task too small or too large that they were not willing to do to make Gord comfortable. Visitors will be received at the John J. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Saturday evening from 7-9 o'clock and Sunday afternoon from 2-5 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation with interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday afternoon at 3: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma, c/o Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, N6A 3A1.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
GOWDY, Tom
At Huron Park, after a hockey game, on Friday, February 18, 2005, Tom GOWDY, beloved husband of Terry GOWDY, in his 57th year. Dear son of Mollie and the late Bill (2002) GOWDY. Loving father of Michael and Loren GOWDY of Las Vegas, Nevada and Kayla Isabel and Karyn all of London. Dear brother of John and Paula GOWDY of Montreal, Jane and Paul SCHULZ of Kitchener, Paul and Teena GOWDY of Kelowna, British Columbia, Anne and Stephen GILLIES, Peter GOWDY and Martha HICKS, all of Toronto and Pat and Nancy GOWDY of London. Son-in-law of the late Teresa WATSON (1999.) Brother-in-law of Dave and Geri WATSON of Vancouver, B.C.
Tom GOWDY will be remembered as a down to earth and loving man. A dedicated worker, and a committed husband, father, brother and son. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Cremation. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated. I'll see you in the sky above and the tall green grass and the ones I love you're gonna make me lonesome when you go. "Bob Dylan"

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-22 published
CLARK, Albert W.
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Orford Township, Albert W. CLARK passed away suddenly on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the age of 86. Born in Chatham, son of the late Ezra and Hazel (MANNING) CLARK. Beloved husband of the late Mayme S. (WATSON) CLARK (2002.) Dear father of Janet AHRENS and her husband Gerry of Stratford, Helen MOERMAN and her husband Gerry of Blenheim, Elizabeth KEIRSTEAD and her husband Barry of Oakville, and the late Barbara BROOKS (2003.) Grandfather of Sara BROOKS, Joel AHRENS, Justin AHRENS, and Abbie KEIRSTEAD. Brother of Calvin and Verna CLARK of Thamesville, Mildred HILLS of Highgate and her late husband Ross, Lyle and Frances CLARK of Highgate, Florence and Bert CUDMORE of Thamesville, the late Grace CLARK, the late Walter and Ruby CLARK, the late Ross CLARK and his wife Rachel of Highgate, and the late Gertrude CLARK. Brother-in-law of Anna HANEY of Seaforth, Alice and Donald ANDREWS of Clinton, and the late Jean WATSON. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Albert enlisted in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. in 1941 and served until 1945. He farmed all his life in Orford Township. He was a member of Erie Street United Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend William VANDERVEEKEN of Erie St. United Church Officiating. Interment in Gosnell Cemetery, Highgate. Donations by cheque to Gosnell Cemetery or Erie Street United Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-22 published
GOWDY, Tom
At Huron Park, after a hockey game, on Friday, February 18, 2005, Tom GOWDY, beloved husband of Terry GOWDY, in his 57th year. Dear son of Mollie and the late Bill (2002) GOWDY. Loving father of Michael and Loren GOWDY of Las Vegas, Nevada and Kayla Isabel and Karyn all of London. Dear brother of John and Paula GOWDY of Montreal, Jane and Paul SCHULZ of Kitchener, Paul and Teena GOWDY of Kelowna, British Columbia, Anne and Stephen GILLIES, Peter GOWDY and Martha HICKS, all of Toronto and Pat and Nancy GOWDY of London. Son-in-law of the late Teresa WATSON (1999.) Brother-in-law of Dave and Geri WATSON of Vancouver, British Columbia. Tom GOWDY will be remembered as a down to earth and loving man. A dedicated worker, and a committed husband, father, brother and son. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Cremation. Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated.
I'll see you in the sky above and the tall green grass and the ones I love you're gonna make me lonesome when you go.
"Bob Dylan"

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
WATSON, Margaret Elizabeth (née METCALFE)
At London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus only one day after her 80th Birthday, Margaret Elizabeth (METCALFE) left this life on February 21st, 2005 to join her beloved husband James A. WATSON (1989) in Heaven. Also predeceased by daughter Patricia (1953,) grand_son Glen CONNOLLY, and parents Ellen (JOYNT) and Walter Sr. METCALFE, she was the last to survive her siblings John, Walter, Geraldine, Albert and their spouses.
Born in Quebec City, she moved to Montreal and later London, where she eventually employed at Westminster Hospital (now London Health Sciences Centre) Pharmacy Department until retirement. Margaret was adored and is survived by daughter Judy-Marie of London, step-daughter Barbara CONNOLLY of Calgary, niece Lois DICKSON/DIXON of Oakville, several nephews and their families, and her much loved canine "babies" Holly Jo Beans and Mr. Doodlebug. Treasured "Mummy", "Nana" and friend to many she unofficially adopted, including Gilles who provided care and support in her last weeks. Margaret lived a life of grace, loyalty and generous spirit. She was, and now will forever be, our angel. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be forwarded to Margaret's favoured charities the Kidney Foundation or the Lung Association.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-28 published
WATSON, Lloyd Robert
A resident of Chatham, Lloyd Robert WATSON died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Born in Clinton Township, Ontario son of the late Alfred and Marnie Luella (MacPHERSON) WATSON. Beloved husband of Nelly (ROKEBRAND) RUSMAN and the late Bonnie Lorraine (TWIGG) WATSON (1982.) Dear father of Bonnie and Jack COLLINS, Ridgetown Robert and Margaret WATSON, Chatham; Barry and Diane WATSON, Chatham; and Brian WATSON and Theresa DAWN, Chatham. Grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of Aidan COLLINS and Lily DAWN. Brother of Evelyn and Frank HEEREMANS, Tilbury and Marion and Stephen SMITH, Honey Harbour, Ontario. A Private Family interment of Cremated Remains will be conducted in Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham (351-2040). Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
ELDER, Blake Gerald " Gerry"
Peacefully at Strathroy Hospital on Sunday, February 27, 2005 Blake Gerald (Gerry) ELDER of MacHenry St. (Forest) Lambton Shores. Beloved husband and best friend of Norma Jean (BORTHWICK) ELDER. Dear father of Lori (Doug) ROSS, Strathroy; Connie LICHTY (Bob WELLINGTON) of Forest. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Andrew and Ian ROSS, Chad, Jessica and Derek LICHTY. son of Vera PARSONS of Chatham. Brother of Audrey (Bob) BOURDEAU of Port Lambton. Step-brother of Ron PARSONS and Marjorie BURTON, both of London. Predeceased by Helen and Arthur. Son-in-law of Gladys BORTHWICK and the late Chris. Brother-in-law of Thelma LARSEN, Ruby STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and the late Inez WATSON. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. Aged 67 years. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. at Watt St. (Forest) Lambton Shores where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Legion Poppy Fund (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home). Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Legion Parade Tuesday evening 7 p.m. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Gerry" by the Dodge family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-08 published
WATSON, Harold Edward (June 17, 1931-March 8, 2004)
May the window of love flow softly
And whisper so you'll hear
We will always love and miss you
And wish that you were here.
Love Shirley and Karen.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-17 published
Body found in resort blaze an employee
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Reporter
The man found dead after fire ravaged a building at a Port Franks golf resort was a longtime employee, Lambton Ontario Provincial Police said yesterday. James (Trapper) WATSON, 45, of Port Franks was a maintenance worker, tending to the course and carts at Sand Hills Golf Resort since it opened in 1996, Const. Luke GEORGE said.
"He was a dedicated employee," he said. "He was a jack of all trades."
WATSON's family declined to comment yesterday.
A manager at the golf resort said everyone was still shocked, but he didn't want to comment.
The fire broke out about 12: 30 a.m. Tuesday and caused $1 million damage.
Firefighters found WATSON's body inside a pickup truck several hours after they began battling the blaze inside a metal maintenance and storage building.
Police described the structure as H-shaped. The centre area contained a workshop.
The building housed a tractor and hundreds of golf carts.
An autopsy was still ongoing yesterday and a cause of death had not been determined.
Police and forensic investigators are still working with the Ontario Fire Marshal's office to determine where the fire started and what caused it.
"All fire scenes are crime scenes until it's proven otherwise," GEORGE said.
"We have to rule out foul play and we can't do that until we have a cause of death."

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
WILCOX, Bill
Bill, a resident of R.R.#2 Kent Bridge, passed away peacefully with family by his side at the C.K.H.A. Public General Campus on Thursday March 17, 2005 at the age of 78. Born in Chatham Twp. son of the late Andrew and Thelma (EMERY) WILCOX. Beloved husband of Claudia (ZINK) WILCOX. Loving father and father-in-law of Nancy and Jim FAFLAK of R.R.#4 Alvinston, Mary Beth and Bryon McFADDEN of R.R.#6 Dresden, Kathleen and Keith OSBORNE of Newmarket, Margaret and Mark WATSON of London, Jane WILCOX, and Ross McPHEE of Dorchester, and the late David WILCOX (1950.) Loving grandpa of 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary and Ruth. Predeceased by a granddaughter Paula (1997), a sister Eileen and brothers Gerald and Gordon. The WILCOX family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday March 21, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Don MacPHERSON and Rev. Linda McFADDEN officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made at the funeral home by cheque. A tree will be planted in Memory of Bill WILCOX in the Badder & Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-21 published
WATSON, Adelaide V. (SUSAN)
It is with great sadness that the family of Adelaide V. (SUSAN) WATSON announce her sudden passing on Friday March 18, 2005 at University Hospital in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. James H. (Jimmy) WATSON. Loving mother of Elizabeth (William), Sheila (Dennis) and Robert (Evelyn). Cherished grandmother of Susan (Tom) and Jennifer (Mark) and great-grandmother of Connor and Spencer. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Judy, Joan, Jennifer, Jane, Peter, Ann, Margaret, Lynn, Christopher, Don and Allan. Predeceased by sisters Gladys, Muriel, Marie and Margaret and nieces and nephews Anne, David and Brian. Sincere thanks to Mary and Bill KIENAPPLE, Dr. David MELTZER and Pat and Terry BLAKE for their loving care and Friendship to her over the years. We will continue with Mother's support, advice, fairness and generosity to those in need. A Memorial Service will be held at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) on Wednesday March 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reverend Donald FORD officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
WATSON, James
Suddenly on Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 James WATSON of Port Franks, age 45. Beloved husband of Joanne and loving father of Candice. Cherished son of Mary and the late James of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Al (Sue) VANDEN WYANGAERT of Aylmer. Uncle to Markie and Paul, Gerald, Pat KILLOUGH of London, uncle to Andy. Son-in-law of David and Doris PRICE of Port Franks. Brother-in-law of Janice MIELSON of Toronto. Memorial service at Sand Hills Golf Resort on Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Donations to Heart and Stroke or Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
WATSON, Lynda May (WHITING)
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, Lynda May (WHITING) WATSON of London in her 58th year. Beloved wife of Richard EVANS of Komoka. Survived by her daughter Dell FERGUSON of London. Missed by her good friend Ron and loved by Patti, Camron, Trevor and Sarah-Anne. Predeceased by her husband Robert Mason WATSON and her son Kenneth Robert FERGUSON. At Lynda's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation. Donations to the charity of choice grateful ly acknowledged. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 652-2020 in care of arrangements.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
WATSON, Peggy
To Mom and Nana, Peggy WATSON who passed away April 10th, 2004.
Every day the cardinal comes
To say hello to me.
She sits above the garden,
We planted in your memory.
It's full of all the flowers,
You loved to see each spring,
And we will always have it here,
What comfort that will bring.
She sings so strong and clearly,
She comes back every day,
She lets us know you are here with us,
And never far away.
Love Benjamin, Bev, Bob and Gilmor.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
CAMPBELL, Marion L. (formerly SHELDRICK, née CAMERON)
A resident of Chatham, Marion L. CAMPBELL died at Residence on the Thames on Saturday April 9, 2005 at the age of 83. Born in Raleigh Township on April 24, 1921 daughter of the late John H. and Alta (WATSON) CAMERON. Beloved wife of the late Flight Lt. G.I. (Happy) SHELDRICK (1945) and Mooney B. CAMPBELL (1989.) Loving mother of Gloria CHARLTON and her husband Ken of Tobermory, and Barbara Ann BONNELL and her husband Robert of Montreal. Cherished grandmother of Sean JAMES and wife Shawna of London, Mark BONNELL and wife Francisca of Chile, Kimberley HUBNER and husband Bryce of Vermont, and 6 greatgrandchildren. Sister of the late Jean (McIntyre) SIMPSON and Glenn CAMERON. Also survived by special sister-in-law Janet and her husband Dr. Blake BARLOW of Chatham. Marion will be fondly remembered by many extended family and Friends. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Chatham, and a former member of the Blenheim Golf Club and Blenheim Curling Club. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday April 13, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations may be made by cheque to St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund, or a charity of one's choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-11 published
FORD, Edna May
Peacefully with her family at her bedside at Tillsonburg Hospital on Sunday, April 10, 2005 Edna May FORD of Tillsonburg in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Victor Hayward FORD (1984.) Dear loving mother of Lucille FORD of London; Gladys SAINT_GELAIS of Tillsonburg; Vicki FORD of Delhi; Marie (Mark) FEDUCK of Wainfleet Bill (Eileen) FORD of Amherst, Nova Scotia; Lawrence "Butch" (Pat) FORD of Owen Sound. Cherished and much loved grandmother to 13 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jane WATSON of Florida; Dorothy DESUERE of Castleton; Olla GIBBONS of Aylmer. Maurice (Mary) PALMER of Vienna; George (Everda) PALMER of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. May was predeceased by her son Kenneth FORD (1996) and his wife Cecelia FORD (1994;) her sisters Ethel NEVILLE; Hazel LANGFIELD Ruth HONSINGER; Annie PALMER, and Betty Patrick, and her brothers Howard PALMER; Jack PALMER; Newton PALMER; and Jimmey PALMER.
May was a member of Avondale Zion United Church in Tillsonburg and a past auxiliary member of the Port Burwell Royal Canadian Legion. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday evening April 11, 2005 from 7-9 p.m., and again Tuesday, April 12, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for May will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday morning April 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Margaret MURRAY of Avondale Zion United Church officiating. Interment Delmer Cemetery. At the family's request, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetic Association or a charity of your choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-12 published
WARDELL, Mearle Leone (née WATSON)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, April 11, 2005. Mearle Leone (WATSON) WARDELL of R.R.#5, Strathroy in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Leslie WARDELL (1991.) Dear mother of Lloyde WARDELL and his wife Irene of Strathroy, Willis WARDELL of R.R.#5, Strathroy and Evan WARDELL and his wife Willa of Thorndale. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Sister of Floyd WATSON, Isabel McFARLANE and Phyllis McINTOSH and Willis BAKER. Sister-in-law of Leo WARDELL and his wife Dorothy and Joe WARDELL and his wife Ann. Predeceased by her parents Garfield WATSON and Ethel (WATSON) BAKER, brothers John WATSON and Alger BAKER and sister Wilma ORR. Friends will be received at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, April 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 1: 30 p.m. with Mrs. Thelma PERRY officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mearle.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
WATSON, Gertrude
At the Champlain Manor, Orillia, on Sunday, April 10, 2005 in her 94th year, Gertrude WATSON of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Skid WATSON. Loving mom of Tag WATSON of Ancaster and Margaret PEMBERTON and her husband Brian of Milton Keynes, England. Loved gramma of Alissa and Karyn. Survived by her brother Thomas MAYNARD of Woodstock and predeceased by her sister Ruth CARVER.
An active member of the Orillia community for many years, Gertrude was a former citizen of the year (1976) and helped out many local organizations. She was also known as "Mrs. Camp Summerland" to hundreds of boys and girls who camped on the eastern shores of Lake Couchiching. The family will receive Friends at the L. Dolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 16, 2005, from 11 o'clock until time of funeral service at 1 o'clock. Interment, St. Andrew's St. James' Cemetery, Orillia. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (Orillia Branch) would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com. A memorial tree will be planted by Carson Funeral Homes.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-15 published
BOX, Jack Edward
Having fought a courageous battle with cancer, Jack passed away on April 13, 2005 in his 80th year. Proud and loving father and grandfather of Lynn WRIGHT (Dale) and their children Laura and Allison of London, Gordon (Anne MINER) and their children Katie, Mathew and Maggie of Mississauga, Doug (Robin WATSON) and their children Madelaine and Willie and Greg and his wife Wendy (BEAUCHAMP.) He is survived by his sister Ruby HUMPHRIES of London and brother Bruce BOX of Vancouver. Dear brother of the late Ivan BOX and May SMITH. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Jack will be sadly missed by his loving companion of many years, Marci ARCAND. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Saturday April 16th at 11 A.M. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to Dr. H. LAMPE, Dr. D. WILSON, Dr. J. SWIFT and the nurses in the Palliative care unit at Parkwood Hospital, for their excellent care. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 1A1, or a charity of your choice. On line condolence accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
WATSON, Sidney J.
Sidney J. of London, on Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Parkwood Hospital, London, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Rita (RINALDI) WATSON. Dearly loved father of Jo-Anne and her husband Joe POLISAK of London and Lance B. WATSON of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Jack WATSON of Saint Thomas and Donald and his wife Flo WATSON of Niagara Falls. Loved grandfather of Meghan WATSON. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Sidney was born in Saint Thomas on October 3, 1919, the son of the late William and Mabel WATSON. He was retired from the Norfolk and Southern Railway. A public Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with entombment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 12: 00 to 1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Parkwood Hospital, London.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-21 published
ASH, Edison M.
At his residence, R.R.#3 Newbury, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, Edison M. ASH in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Doris WATSON- ASH. Dear father of Trudy CORMIER of Moncton, New Brunswick, Gary and Anne WATSON of London and Dianne ZINKAN of Iona Station. Fondly remembered by several grandchildren and his Friends. Predeceased by his parents, Hiram and Gertrude (JARVIS) ASH. Relatives and Friends will be recieved at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Joye PLATFORD officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of your choice. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219, Glencoe will conduct a service Friday 7: 00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-26 published
WATSON, Frank

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-27 published
BUTZER, Mary Ethel
Mary Ethel BUTZER of Middlesex Terrace in Delaware, and formerly of Wallaceburg, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2005 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Vic BUTZER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of John and Diane BUTZER of Chatham, Bonnie and Jim BROWN of Sarnia and Vicki and Terry SPIERS of London. Dear grandmother of Jennifer and Dave GOETZ, Brad and Candice BUTZER, Lisa BROWN and Jessica, Curt and Angie BROWN and Jessica and Shane SPIERS. Great-grandmother of Mackenzie. Sister of Bob and Lou WATSON of Ohio and Barb and the late Ken ARMITAGE of Sarnia. Family and Friends are invited to attend the graveside interment of Mary's cremated remains at Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg at 11: 30 on Saturday, April 30. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow at 12 Noon at the Cavanagh Funeral Reception Centre, 416 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg. If desired, remembrances to the Kidney Foundation may be left at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home 519-627-3231.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-30 published
PARK, Mary Helen (née WALSH)
(September 14, 1918-April 28, 2005)
At Victoria Hospital, London, peacefully after a brief illness, beloved wife of Fred PARK, passed away on the day of their 60th wedding anniversary. Predeceased by her parents Edmund and Helen WALSH. Loved mother of Loretta JONAS (Bruce) of London and Jane HEDGES (Jack) of Woodstock and grandmother of Marta CHASE (Marc) of Austin, Texas, Rob JONAS and his girlfriend Kim WHALEY of London and Justin and Eric HEDGES of Woodstock. Greatgrandmother of Kailey and Brooklyn CHASE. Dear sister of Norma WALSH, Ted WALSH (Marie) and Joanne WATSON of Burlington. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Longworth Long Term Care where Helen lived for over 2 years. We will never forget the excellent care, love and kindness shown to her and her family, especially from the Lily neighbourhood and program staff. We would also like to thank Dr. Dana WINTERBURN and 6 north staff for their care and kindness. Visitors will be received at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road W., London, on Tuesday morning May 3, 2005 from 10 o'clock until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 o'clock. Reception to immediately follow. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery, London on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London For Research would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home, London.)

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-03 published
WATSON, Robert MacDonald "Mac"
Quietly at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, May 1, 2005 Robert MacDonald "Mac" WATSON in his 86th year. Mac is survived by a daughter Joan and her husband Larry HICKS of Cornell; son Brian and his wife Vicki of Guelph. Cherished and much loved grandfather of Brent and Jacqui HICKS; Bradley and Ann HICKS; Blair and Dana HICKS; Chad WATSON and his friend Leanne PETTRECELLI; Jodi WATSON and her friend Dave ANTHONY. Mac also has seven great grandchildren, and one great great grand_son. He is also survived by one sister Mary Mildred KING of London, sister-in-law Jean PORTER of Courtland, and several nieces and nephews. Mac was predeceased by his much loved wife Loys (PORTER) (1975;) his second wife Greta (COUCH) (1994;) his parents Peter (1943), and Martha (1955); a sister Doris (1992); brothers-in-law John KING (1980;) Stanley PORTER (1967;) and sister-in-law Dorothy PORTER (1956.)
Mac would be known to many Tillsonburg residents as the Parcel Post delivery man for twenty four years, retiring in the early eighties. The family welcome Friends and family to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Wednesday May 4, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services for Mac will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday May 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. Pastor Kathryn SMITH of Springford Baptist Church officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. In Mac's memory at the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, or to Woodingford Lodge Tillsonburg. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-09 published
SMITH, Dulcie Louise (née STUDER)
Dulcie Louise SMITH, née STUDER peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Saturday, May 7, 2005, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Hugh SMITH. Loving mother of Peter and his wife Gayle of Atikokan and Dulcie and her husband Steve WATSON of London. Dear Granny of Jason and his wife Sarah, Joanne, Sean and great grandmother of Dylan, Madison and Jessica. Sister of Enid MOHNS, and the late Jack and Bert STUDER. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 10 at 11: 00 a.m. by Reverend Philip NEWMAN. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-10 published
KELLY, Albert William " Bill"
At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, May 8, 2005, Albert William "Bill" KELLY, age 61 of Chatham-Kent, beloved companion and best friend of Barb (WATSON) VANROBOYS. Born in Chatham in 1943 son of the late Elizabeth (CRYDERMAN) and Albert "Pete" KELLY. Bill was retired from Siemens Automotive Inc. He will be sadly missed by a daughter Billie-Gail MacFARLANE and Morris of Ottawa and predeceased by a daughter Tamara MacFARLANE (2004.) Cherished grandfather of Lindsay DICKINSON. Dear brother of Patricia "Pat" ALLEN, Donna LOZON and husband Donald and Dianne JAPP and husband Paul, all of Chatham. He is also predeceased by a brother-in-law Fred ALLEN Sr. (2003.) Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S., Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Chapel Service will be conducted in Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Dennis WILHELM of St. Joseph's Church, officiating. Burial will take place in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-11 published
BARNES, Sharon (WATSON)
On Friday, May 6, 2005, Sharon BARNES (WATSON) of Strathroy in her 61st year. Loving daughter of Jackie BARNES and Renee MELVIN, both of London. Grandmother of Melissa MELVIN. Daughter of Isabelle BURNETTE (WATSON) of Corunna. Sister of Diane CLARKE and companion Bill. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Unity of London, 136-4026 Meadowbrook Drive, London on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations to Make A Wish Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-13 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Donna G. (née WATSON)
Donna G. of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 74th year. Dearly loved wife of Stanley B. TAILOR/TAYLOR and loved mother of Gehrig MERRITT of Vancouver, Leslie McCLURE of Saint Thomas, S. Wayne TAILOR/TAYLOR of Hamilton and Scott R. TAILOR/TAYLOR of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Heather, Sarah, Andrew and James. Donna was born in Saint Thomas on March 28, 1932. She was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude WATSON. Donna worked for the Ontario Medical Association as secretary to the President. She was an avid Photographer and Photo Journalist. She also was a soloist at Knox Presbyterian Church and Trinity Anglican Church in past years. A Public Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Adopt A Book program at the St. Thomas Public Library. Visitation Monday from 12: 00-1:00 p.m.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
CONNOLLY, Jill Marie (WATSON) (May 15, 1959-March 27, 2003)
Remembering Jill Marie on her birthday, May 15, 1959 - March Give our angel a sweet bouquet,
Tell her it's from her family,
We miss her more each day,
Tell her the yellow rose is loneliness,
For she knows we often cry,
We know she's in a better place,
But wish she had never died,
A pink rose for the memories,
We keep within our hearts,
They often bring us comfort,
Now that we're apart,
A white rose especially chosen,
For her soul as pure as snow,
We knew that when we lost her,
To Heaven she would go,
Then give her a red rose,
Kissed by morning dew,
The message is very simple,
We will forever love you.
Love, Barry and sons Jessie and Caylen, Mom and Dad Ilene and Albert, brother Peter and Renée and Emily.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-19 published
WATSON, Lloyd Robert
A resident of Chatham, Lloyd Robert WATSON died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Saturday February 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Born in Clinton Township, Ontario, son of the late Alfred and Mamie Luella (MacPHERSON) WATSON. Beloved husband of Nelly (ROKEBRAND) RUSMAN and the late Bonnie Lorraine (TWIGG) WATSON (1982.) Dear father of Bonnie and Jack COLLINS, Ridgetown Robert and Margaret WATSON, Chatham; Barry and Diane WATSON, Chatham; Brian WATSON and Theresa DAWN, Chatham; and Frank and Linda RUSMAN, California. Grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of Aidan COLLINS and Lily DAWN. Brother of Evelyn and Frank HEEREMANS, Tilbury and Marion and Stephen SMITH, Honey Harbour, Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Bradley WATSON officiating. Cremation with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-31 published
WATSON, Marguerite " Dete" (POLLOCK)
Marguerite ("Dete" POLLOCK) of Berkley, Michigan and formerly of Port Stanley, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at the William Beaumount Hospital, Royal Oak, in her 84th year. Funeral Arrangements incomplete. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-06 published
WATSON, Marguerite " Dete" (née POLLOCK)
Marguerite "Dete" of Berkley, Michigan, and formerly of Port Stanley, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in her 84th year. She was born in Port Stanley on January 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Frederick and Harriette (THORN) POLLOCK. Predeceased by 3 brothers Jack, Joe and George POLLOCK and by 2 sisters Nora CASEY and Bess McMANUS. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a nephew Jim CASEY. Dete worked at Abrasive Diamond Tool for many years. She loved Square Dancing. A public Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday, June 8th at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation on Wednesday from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. The ashes will be interred in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-07 published
Canoe victim called avid angler with a big heart
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Reporter
A Parkhill man who drowned in a weekend boating accident was an avid angler with a big heart, his spouse's sister said yesterday.
"He was a caring and fun-loving guy," Mary SMITH said of her brother-in-law, John WATSON, 43, whose body was found in the Parkhill Conservation Area yesterday morning.
"He had a big heart and would do anything for anyone. He loved his family and Friends."
WATSON and his partner, Sharron WIECHOWSKI, both of Parkhill, were canoeing in five metres of water Saturday about 11 a.m. when their boat capsized.
WIECHOWSKI tried to save WATSON, but couldn't, police said. It was all she could do to swim to shore in the icy water and yell for help.
A passerby heard her and called police.
The canoe carried life-jackets, but police said WATSON and WIECHOWSKI weren't wearing them when they were thrown into the water.
Though police said WATSON couldn't swim, he was an avid angler, SMITH said.
"This is why we're all blown away," she said.
Ontario Provincial Police are still trying to pinpoint why the canoe capsized, said Sgt. Dave REKTOR.
"With a canoe, they're so tippy, and if you're not an experienced boater and you're not comfortable on the water, it can make someone very nervous in a boat that size and the chances of capsizing are enhanced," he said yesterday.
WIECHOWSKI, who would have celebrated her two-year anniversary with WATSON next weekend, is devastated, police and her sister said.
WATSON was excited about the anniversary and making big plans for it, said SMITH.
An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of WATSON's death, REKTOR said.
Ontario Provincial Police divers searched for WATSON late Saturday and all day Sunday before finding his body just before 10 a.m. yesterday.
Recovery efforts were hampered by murky water and the fact that the reservoir -- which used to be farmland before it was flooded has many trees and stumps on its bottom.
REKTOR encouraged anyone using a boat to wear a life-jacket at all times.
"All it takes is a second for someone to slip and fall and hit their head on the boat before they go over," he said.
"If you're conscious and you're a swimmer, great. But if you're unconscious, then you've got some problems. The only thing that's going to save you is a personal flotation device that will keep your head above water."

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-07 published
WATSON, Jacques Gordon
Passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday June 5th Jacques Gordon WATSON of Strathroy. Beloved husband and best friend of Jane. Loved father of Jeffrey (Martha) WATSON of London. Special Papa to Cameron and Kyle. Survived by sisters Norma (Don) WAY, Helen DOLPHIN, Donna (Bill) SIMPSON and a brother Russell (Patricia) WATSON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Reatha (Jack) RIVERS and his parents Clifford and Ellen WATSON. At Jacques request there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements. 519-245-1023 A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jacques.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-08 published
WATSON, John W.
Suddenly on Monday, June 6, 2005, John W. WATSON of Parkhill in his 44th year. Loving partner of Sharon WIECKOWSKI. Dear son of Mac and Marlene WATSON of R.R.#6 Strathroy. Brother of Mac and Debbie WATSON of R.R.#6 Strathroy, Mary Ann and Ron DOWN of Melbourne. Special uncle to Chris and Erin, Lee and Erin, Amanda and Stephanie WATSON, Lauren DOWN. Great uncle to Mason and Liam WATSON. Faithful companion to Jake. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 10 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. WATSON at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-09 published
WATSON, John W.
Suddenly on Monday, June 6, 2005, John W. WATSON of Parkhill in his 44th year. Loving partner of Sharon WIECKOWSKI. Dear son of Mac and Marlene WATSON of R.R.#6 Strathroy. Brother of Mac and Debbie WATSON of R.R.#6 Strathroy, Mary Ann and Ron DOWN of Melbourne. Special uncle to Chris and Erin, Lee and Erin, Amanda and Stephanie WATSON, Lauren DOWN. Great uncle to Mason and Liam WATSON. Faithful companion to Jake. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 10 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. WATSON at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-17 published
HILTS, Kenneth C.
Kenneth C. HILTS formerly of Woodstock in his 92nd year passed away peacefully in Goderich, on Wednesday June 15, 2005 surrounded by loving family. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Rachel HILTS. Loved father of Stewart (Maria) of Guelph and Marilyn POTTER (Bruce) of Goderich. Dear grandfather of William (Jill,) Matthew (Paula), Katherine (Darryl), Susan, Carol, Jane, and Anne. Fondly remembered by his brother Jack (Elsie) in Vancouver, sister-in-law Jean SHIER, Susan BARKER (Jim), Helen WATSON, and Doug RICHARDS (Marion) and their families. Predeceased by his sister Alice RICHARDS (Ross.)
Ken taught at W.C.I. and is still fondly remembered by numerous students, he then went into business and was involved with McLellan and Hilts Real Estate Ltd. and Jamieson-Hilts Insurance Agency Ltd. Ken was the last founding life member of Craigowan Golf and Country Club, and a longtime member at Central United Church. Friends will be received at Central United Church, 34 Riddell Street, Woodstock on Sunday June 19, 2005 from 2 to 3 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. with Reverend Kathi URBASIK- HINDLEY officiating. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the C.N.I.B. would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004). On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. Over his lifetime, Ken was actively involved in many facets of the community and will be greatly missed.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-20 published
ROSBOROUGH, Beryl
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Friday, June 17th, 2005, Mrs. Beryl ROSBOROUGH, of London, in her 61st year. Dear wife of Charles "Chuck" ROSBOROUGH. Dear mother of Mark, Jim and his wife Maurene, and Shelly and her husband Ron. Dear daughter of Margaret "Peggy" WATSON. Dear sister of Paul and Jonathan. Dear "Nana" of Anthony, Kristen, Tabatha, Shausta, Miranda, Alex, Shaunna, Jordan and Ryan. Dear great "Nana" of Rowan. Predeceased by her daughter, Shirley, her son, Raymond, her brother Robert and her father Edgar. The memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Beryl are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-22 published
JIGGINS, Katharine " Kay" (née REDMOND)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, June 18, 2005. Mrs. Katharine (Kay) JIGGINS of Strathroy in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late George JIGGINS (1988.) Predeceased by her parents, Thomas REDMOND (1950,) and Lilly REDMOND (ROSS) (1952.) Fondly remembered by family Irene and Jim REDMOND, Marion SMITH and several nieces and nephews and Friends, Shirley and Gerry MILLER and Joan and Wayne WATSON. At Kay's request a private graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 21 at Strathroy Cemetery with Bob and Thelma PERRY officiating. Donations to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Kay.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
NORDEMANN, Johann Gerhard " Gerald"
After a short illness, Johann Gerhard (Gerald) passed away peacefully at Strathroy General Hospital on Tuesday June 28, 2005. J. Gerhard NORDEMANN was in his 80th year. Predeceased by his wife Harmpje (Hannie) NORDEMANN (January 2005.) Loving father of Gerald and wife Brenda NORDEMANN of Komoka, Joan NORDEMANN and husband Robert KELLER of Brampton, Shirley and husband Don WATSON of Nairn, Helen NORDEMANN and husband Tony DA SILVA of London, Keith and wife Ramona NORDEMANN of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Dorothy and husband Larry FETTERLY of Brampton. Predeceased by daughter Yvonne (NORDEMANN) MacGREGOR (1987.) Beloved Opa of Beth and Craig NORDEMANN, Marc and Matthew NORDEMANN- KELLER, Jacki and Jason WATSON, Andrea and Daniel NORDEMANN-DA SILVA and Andrew and Emily NORDEMANN. Dear brother of D.W. (Wim) NORDEMANN of the Netherlands D.J.J. (Dick) and Map NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, J.F. (Fred) ad Edna NORDEMANN of Nightville, New Brunswick, C.J. (Carel) and Rudi NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, brother-in-law of Cory NORDEMANN of Strathroy, J. DRENTH of the Netherlands and Dini DE ROOI of the Netherlands. Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands. Visitation will be at Nairn Mennoite Church (26459 Bear Creek Sideroad -just off Petty Street) Friday, July 8th from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 9th from 1: 00-3:00 p.m. There will be a private family service of internment at another time. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home (Ailsa Craig) entrusted with the arrangements for the family. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donations memory of J. Gerhard NORDEMANN are asked to consider a charity of choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-03 published
WATSON, Catharine (née McKILLOP)
Catharine of Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, on Friday, July 1, 2005, at her late residence, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Murray Stuart WATSON (1995) and dearly loved mother of Anna (Dave) DUFF of London, Keith (Elizabeth) WATSON of Forest, Bruce (Janice) WATSON of Saint Thomas, Ken (Nancy) WATSON of Fingal, Shirley (James) DRAPER of London, Louise (James) MAHON of Saint Thomas, Raymond (Marilyn) WATSON of Wiarton, Mary (Ron) JENKEN of Belmont, Russell (Maureen) WATSON of Saint Thomas, Murray (Michele) WATSON of Union and Joyce (Paul RUSSELL) LOCKYER of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by 37 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 brothers D.A. McKILLOP and Jim McKILLOP.
Catharine was born in Dunwich Township on April 16, 1921, the daughter of the late John and Agnes (ANDREW) McKILLOP. She lived at R.R.#6 Saint Thomas over 60 years and farmed with her husband. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada or charity of choice. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-09 published
Men drowned during work break
The two young men had been doing construction work at a beachfront home.
By Patrick MALONEY, and Sharon HO, Free Press Reporters
Rondeau -- A day after two men drowned in Lake Erie's choppy waters, reminders of the failed rescue attempts still were scattered along the shoreline yesterday.
Packaging for resuscitators and defibrillator patches were among medical debris left in the sand where rescuers tried Thursday evening to save two Chatham-Kent men, both weak swimmers, who spent 30 minutes lost in the lake near Rondeau Provincial Park.
The double drowning raised the London region's death toll from water mishaps to seven since the start of June.
After working all day on a beachfront home, construction workers John MARTENS, 26, of Chatham, and Jacob KLASSEN, 23, of nearby Louisville -- related by marriage -- entered the lake.
Rescue crews were called soon after, but the two were pronounced dead at a Chatham hospital.
A third construction worker escaped to call for help.
Despite the double drowning, area residents said water conditions Thursday appeared anything but deadly.
"(MARTENS and KLASSEN) were down in what I consider the shallow area," said Tom TOWNSEND, who witnessed much of the rescue attempt.
"(It) was a nice day -- there was an undertow, but not what I consider dangerous," TOWNSEND added.
He said he was impressed with the rescue efforts, which included police officers, firefighters and two search boats.
The water around Rondeau Provincial Park is generally calm, said area business owner Lori O'SHAY/SHEA.
"You just don't think about it," she said.
"I was totally shocked. When something like this happens, you certainly do think of (the potential dangers)."
The owner of The Stone Men, a Ridgetown construction company that employed KLASSEN and MARTENS, declined comment.
Though the number of drownings in the region this season seems high, one expert said seven deaths in one month isn't uncommon.
"Drownings peak in the summer and cluster around weekends -- especially long weekends," said Ed BEAN of the Livesaving Society of Canada.
Other Area Water Deaths
- July 5: Patrick Darrell GRAY/GREY, 34, dies after a diving injury in Trout Lake in Innerkip.
- July 3: Adam MUSIALKAEWACZ, 15, of Hamilton, drowns near Cape Croker.
- July 2: Tyler REID, 6, from Bluewater, drowns at Rotary Beach in Goderich.
- June 25: James DRABICK, 22, of Caledonia, drowns in Trout Lake.
- June 4: John WATSON, 43, of Parkhill, dies after his canoe capsizes at Parkhill Conservation Area.
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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-17 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Hazel M. (formerly WEBSTER, née MILLER)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Friday, July 15, 2005, Hazel M. (née MILLER) (WEBSTER) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Glencoe in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late William WEBSTER (1978) and the late Walter THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1989.) Survived by her two sons, Donald (Leona) WEBSTER, and Kenneth WEBSTER, 5 grandchildren Janet (Brian) WATSON, Margaret WEBSTER, Mary Jean (Richard) MALYSZKA, William (Vilma) WEBSTER, and John (Eugenia) WEBSTER and by her great grandchildren; Christa, Kara and Brent, Dan and Kim, Timothy, Mark and Nathan and brother-in-law, Archie McMURCHEY as well as several nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be held on Monday, July 18 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Joye PLATFORD officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Babcock Community Care Centre or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-21 published
WATSON, Robert " Bob"
In loving memory of our dear brother, Robert (Bob), who passed away July 21st, 2004.
Sadly missed and always in our thoughts.
Love Beth, Nancy, Pat, and families.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-05 published
GEORGE, William Kenneth
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of William Kenneth GEORGE of Glencoe, at London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 in his 68th year. Ken will be lovingly missed by his wife of 46 years, Donna (née WATSON;) his three sons, Wayne (Rhonda) of Strathroy, David of Strathroy, and Ron of London; his three grandchildren, Ryan, Adam and Alyssa of Strathroy. Sadly missed by brothers and sisters, Eileen of Chatham, Catherine (Gary) of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Doris (Dennis) of Chatham, John (Alana) of Glencoe, Jim (Connie) of Mount Forest and brother-in-law of Lois and Doug GOLDRICK of Strathroy. Missed also by several nieces, nephews and cousins and fondly remembered by Lisa. Predeceased by his parents, Albert (1996) and Clara (2001) GEORGE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Amanda BIRCHALL officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-06 published
DONOVAN, Norma (née PRIDDLE)
Mrs. Norma (PRIDDLE) DONOVAN of Saint Thomas passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, August 4, 2005, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald B. DONOVAN (1989.) Mother of Patricia KETCHABAW and her husband William of Simsbury, Connecticut and Gerald A. "Gerry" DONOVAN and his wife Gloria of San Diego, California. Grandmother of Steven, Tricia, D.J., Debbie and Denise. Sister of Joyce YOUNG and her husband Cliff of Wallaceburg. Sister-in-law of Carol FOYE of Yuma, Arizona and Jack RIDLEY of Saint Thomas. Also survived by 8 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Beulah EVELAND, Irene CURTIS, Marie RIDLEY, Fay WATSON and Marjorie LARSON and a brother, Arthur R. PRIDDLE.
Born in Saint Thomas, July 14, 1913, daughter of the late Arthur and Vera (RODGERS) PRIDDLE. Mrs. DONOVAN was a member of Central United Church, Saint Thomas and a former member of Flower City Chapter #91, O.E.S. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-09 published
FARWELL, Fred
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Sunday, August 7, 2005, Fred FARWELL in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Monica FARWELL (PURTILL.) Loving father of Bill FARWELL (Diana), Mary Lyn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Tom), Michael FARWELL (Wendy) and Patti CIRIELLO (John.) Devoted grandfather of Greg (Amy), Christopher, Stephen (Sherry), Robert, Richard, Michael, Ryan, Sean, James, Monica and Patrice. Dear brother of Sister Carmel FARWELL, S.S.N.D. Dear brother-in-law of Cecilia FARWELL, Bill WATSON and Eva PURTILL. Predeceased by his parents Pius and Catherine FARWELL (SMITH,) his sisters Cecilia McQUILLEN, Charlotte ISENBERG, Luella KOENIG, Ann Marie WATSON, Sister Clare FARWELL, S.S.N. D, and his brother Louis FARWELL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was a veteran of World War 2 and employed for over 30 years with John Hayman and Sons. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Monday, August 8, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue at Dundas Street on Tuesday, August 9 at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Donations may be made to Parkwood Hospital Foundation. Special thanks to the staff of 5BW at Parkwood Hospital.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-19 published
HODGINS, Willa Freda Charlotte (née CARRUTHERS)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, August 18, 2005. Willa (CARRUTHERS) HODGINS of Ailsa Craig and formerly of McGillivray Township in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late George E. HODGINS (1977.) Dear mother of Paul and Rose HODGINS of McGillivray Twp., Linda and Jim DIETRICH of R.R.#2 Dashwood. Grandmother to Chris and Angela HODGINS, Darcy HODGINS and friend Emily, Mary Lynn DIETRICH, Jim DIETRICH and fiancé Lori. Great grandmother to Travis DIETRICH. Step grandmother and great grandmother to Jennifer, Janalynn and Darryl VANDER KANT, Dara, Kianna and Simon. Sister-in-law of Marie TURNER. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son David John HODGINS, parents Joseph and Hattie (FINKBEINER) CARRUTHERS, daughter-in-law Louise (WATSON) HODGINS, brother Gerald CARRUTHERS, sisters Pearl HOTSON and Ruth DICKSON/DIXON. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 20th at 1 p.m. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Reverend Greg LITTLE officiating. Interment Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Memorial Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. HODGINS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation, Parkhill.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-26 published
WATSON, Georgia Ellen
Peacefully, at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Wednesday, August 24, 2005, Georgia Ellen WATSON in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Bill WATSON (2000.) Loving mother of Pat ANDERSON (Peter) of Florida and Peter WATSON (Janice), Kathy DALY (Randy) and Lynne WATSON all of London. Dear sister of Gwen CURTIS of London. Cherished Nana of 13 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the O'Neil Funeral Chapel, 350 William Street, on Friday afternoon at one o'clock. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Rd. E., London, Ontario N6E 1A2 would be gratefully appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff of Chelsey Park Nursing Home for their loving care.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
WATSON, Clara (née HAWKINS)
Clara WATSON, peacefully with her family at her side passed away on August 25, 2005 at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital three days from her 89th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Earl WATSON (1995). Cherished mother of Albert and Ruth of Florida, Sheila and Paul McNAUGHTON of Saint Marys, Lucille and Reg McCURDY of Woodham, Vesta and Bob MARSHALL of Strathroy, and Jim and Betty of Stoney Creek. Proud grandmother of 12 and greatgrandmother of 19. Dear sister of Mary ROBERTSON of Seaforth and sister-in-law of Doris HAWKINS of London. Predeceased by her sister Vera and husband Roly HUFFMAN, brothers Eldon, Roy and his wife Mary, Harry and wives Irene and Ruth, twin brother Clarence and wife Marjorie, Stanley and wife Mary-Jane and brothers-in-law Angus ROBERTSON and Clayton and wife Edna WATSON.
Clara was a member of Eastern Star Exeter Chapter #222 and Omar Temple #111 Daughters of the Nile O.E.S., P.D.D.G.M. of District #5. Leader of the Kirkton 4-H Club for over 25 years, long time member of Kirkton United Church, serving faithfully with the Kirkton Women's Institute. Clara enjoyed tickling the ivories and working at her sewing machine. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. with the Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, August 29, 2005 with the time yet to be finalized; please call the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home at (519-284-2820). Interment in Kirkton Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association and the Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Fund.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
WATSON, Paul
In loving memory of a dear father, father-in-law and good friend, Paul WATSON who passed away 1 year ago August 27, 2004.
Always remembered and loved by Brian and Crissy.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-29 published
WAUGH, David Stanley " Stan"
At London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Saturday, August 27, 2005, with his family at his side, David Stanley "Stan" WAUGH of London in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Beverley (WRIGHT) WAUGH. Dear father of Steve WAUGH and his wife Kathy, Pam TUNKS, Brenda WATSON and her husband Bob, Charlene KEITH and her husband Dale, Mindy PAISLEY and her husband Steve, Jodi HORTON and Nicole LEE and her husband Chris all of London. Loving grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-03 published
BOOTH, Lillian " Betty" (náe PAYNE)
Lillian "Betty" BOOTH went to be with her Lord after a lengthy courageous battle with cancer. She was a loving wife for 32 years to Jack BOOTH. Betty is also survived by her loving sister Lois WOOD, and her brother-in-law, Dr. Neil SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER. Remembered as our beloved mother, she will be greatly missed by her children, Julia HAUCK, Mary Lou BARTON (Harold), Reverend Gerald SPOOR (Sandy), Jean NICHOLLS (Brian), Michelle LUSTIG (Dan), Michael KEEFE, and Scott KEEFE (Joanne.) Betty will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Leslie and Margaret PAYNE, and her sister Marlie SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER (June 2005.) A memorial service will be held at the Bethel Baptist Church, 264 Princess Street, Strathroy, on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Doug WATSON officiating. Donations can be made to the Strathroy Victorian Order of Nurses, 274 head Street, Strathroy Ontario N7G 4L7; Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital "Palliative Care Program", 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4; Trinity Western University "Scholarship Fund". Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Rd., Langley, British Columbia, V2Y 1Y1; or a charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-12 published
DYE, George William
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Alice (BRINKLEY) DYE (May 10, 2004) and loved father of Alison and Doug WATSON (Toronto,) Evelyn and Bob HARRIS (Toronto,) Elizabeth DYE (Saint Thomas,) Jenny and Dave MacARTNEY (Toronto,) Angela BERDAN and Mike GAUDIO (Woodstock), Laurie and Vic GONCALVES (Aurora) and William and Lisa DYE (Saint Thomas.) Also survived by a number of brothers and sisters in England. Loved grandmother of Stephen, Jason, Christine, Alex, Kenny, Jimmy, Dustin, Tricia, Sarah, Amanda, B.J. and Bailey and great-grandchildren Jokob, Rory, Mitchell, Isabella and Austin. A private family service to be held. No visitation. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-13 published
WATSON, Cheryl A. (née JOLLIFFE)

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-29 published
CROCKER, Susannah " Sue" (LILLEY)
At North Lambton Rest Home, Forest, on Tuesday, September 27th, 2005, Susannah "Sue" (LILLEY) CROCKER of London. Born in Sunderland, England, February 15, 1919. Beloved wife of the late Victor Herbert Francis CROCKER (1999.) Dear mother of Carole WILKINSON and her husband John of Grand Bend, Denise GAULD and her husband Al of Holland Landing, and predeceased by her daughter Sandra LAMMI. Dear mother-in-law of Walter LAMMI of Sudbury. Dear sister of Betty, Pat and Hetty all in England. Loving grandmother of Keith, Craig and his wife Joyce, David and his wife Natalie, Kathy and her husband Frank, Leigh WATSON and her husband Ian, Tara and Ryan. Also loved by her 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), on Thursday, September 29th at 1 p.m. with Reverend Peter WICKERSON officiating. Inurnment of cremated remains to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-29 published
WATSON, Donny
In Memory of a dear son, brother and uncle, Donny, who passed away September 29, 2002. If our tears could build a stairway, And our memories can make a lane, We would climb up to Heaven And bring you home again. Sadly missed by Mom and Dad, Shane, Sherry and Dan, Denise and Trevor, Justin, Tiffany and Cody.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-06 published
BUTZER, Victor W.
Passed away at Middlesex Terrace in Delaware on October 5, 2005 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of John and Diana BUTZER of Chatham, Bonnie and Jim BROWN of Sarnia and Vicki and Terry SPIERS of London. Grandfather of Jennifer and Dave GOETZ, Brad and Candice BUTZER, Lisa BROWN and Jessica, Curt BROWN, Angela BROWN, Jessica SPIERS and Shane SPIERS. Great Grandfather of Mackenzie BUTZER. Brother of Irene (Mrs. Wm. WATSON) of Saint Thomas, Art BUTZER and the late Marie of Sarnia, Charlie BUTZER and Gladys of Mitchell's Bay, Ed and Marg BUTZER of Lindsay, Florence TRUDELL of Windsor, Doug and Annemarie BUTZER of Port Lambton and the late Bertha (Mrs. Spencer RUDDER) of Wallaceburg. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, October 8th at 11: 30 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery and will be followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship at the Cavanagh Reception Centre. If desired, remembrances to the Lung Association may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. Arrangements entrusted to the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street, Wallaceburg.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-06 published
HODGE, Stella Marie (née LANDIAK)
Age 84 of London, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Beloved wife of the late Robert Alexander HODGE, married October 4, 1947. Loving mother of Dr. Robert and Oda HODGE of Maple, Anne TOWLE and friend Ivan COULTHARD of Mitchell and David HODGE and friend Deb CARRUTHERS of Richmond Hill. Loving grandmother to Michelle (TOWLE,) and her husband Chris WATSON and Denise TOWLE and friend Kevin KIRKPATRICK. Dear sister of Jean MILES of London and Olga LANDIAK of Nipigon. Long time friend to Tom MASTERS of London. Stella was born in Fort William, Ontario on December 27, 1920 the daughter of the late Anna and John LANDIAK. Predeceased by a sister Anne KORONIAK and brother Peter LANDY. Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Saturday October 8 from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Online condolences www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. HODGE.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-14 published
WATSON, George
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. George WATSON, 79 years, of Oil Springs. Beloved husband of the late Elma (née BRIDGES) (2001.) Dear father of Larry and Sharon WATSON of Oil Springs and Murray and Maxine WATSON of Watford. Dear grandfather of Tina and Greg BERNETIC of Peace River, Alberta, Gary WATSON and Jane of Sarnia, Dale and Trish WATSON of Sarnia and Wade WATSON of Watford. Dear great-grandfather of Misty, Alycia, Dominic, Sydney, Garnet, Daniel and Alexis. Dear brother of Betty and Tom GUFFEY of Triangle, Virginia, Marian ANDERSON of Collingwood, Elsie and Robert MORRISON of Sarnia, Linda and Hank KLODNICKI of Huntsville and the late Bill WATSON (2001) and his wife Bernice of Sarnia and the late James WATSON (1969). George was predeceased by his parents George (1951) and Retta (née WAGNER) (1982) and step-father Vaughn (Doc) MILLER (2001). Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Mark PERRY officiating. Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery. The Alexandra Masonic Lodge #158 A.F. and A.M. will hold a memorial service on Friday at 6: 45 p.m. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-01 published
BRUMWELL, Darlene Fay (KENNEDY)
At Bluewater Health Sarnia Norman Site, October 30, 2005, Darlene Fay (KENNEDY) BRUMWELL. Loving wife of Neal BRUMWELL, MacKenzie Street (Forest) Lambton Shores. Dearest mother of Carla (Ken) LUCIER, Forest, Terry (Lesley) BRUMWELL, Camlachie. Caring grandmother of Jessica and Michael LUCIER, Travis, Hunter, Brady and Carson BRUMWELL. Sister of Doris (Jim) WATSON, Toronto. Aged 64 years. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street South, (Forest) Lambton Shores, where funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Point Edward, Ontario, N7V 1A6. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Bluewater Health Intensive Care Unit Mitton Site and Palliative Care, Norman Site for their care and compassion. A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Darlene" by the Dodge Family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
BELL, " Jack" John James Ross
At his residence on Wednesday, November 2, 2005. "Jack" John James Ross BELL of Woodingford Lodge and formerly of Woodstock in his 81st year. Beloved husband of June E. BELL (née HARRINGTON) for over 56 years. Dear father of Brenda DEMARS (Jim) of Innerkip. Loved grandfather of David DEMARS, Danielle DEMARS (Earl), Michelle MacKINNON (Warren,) Chantelle EMBURY (Jordan) and great-grandfather of Faith and Hope MacKINNON. Also survived by his nieces Patty HARRINGTON (Bob WATSON), Marilyn VANBOCKHOVEN (Hank), Joyce SUTTON (Paul) and by his sisters-in-law Mary HARRINGTON and Joanne ALBION. Predeceased by his parents Logan and Florence BELL, by his sister Barbara CLEAVER and brothers-in-law Tom and Ward HARRINGTON. Jack had been an active member of the Woodstock Lawn Bowling Club and Woodstock Curling Club for many years and was a past Masonic member of the Blue Lodge. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004 on Saturday, November 5, 2005 after 10: 00 a.m. where a memorial service to celebrate Jack's life will be held on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Stephen HERSHEY officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-05 published
KUIPERS, Arnold G.
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 03, 2005. Arnold G. KUIPERS of Aylmer in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (BALE) KUIPERS (1983.) Dear father of Arnold KUIPERS of Calgary, Jamie KUIPERS and wife Vickie of R.R.#2, Aylmer, Kathy WATSON and husband Alex of Aylmer, Patricia FORBES and husband Dave of West Lock, Alberta, Ken KUIPERS of Calgary, Eleanor KUIPERS of Saint Thomas and Sylvia DICKENSON of London. Brother to Shirley McDONALD, Marion BUSH and Plezzie FERRIER. Also survived by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Amanda FORBES and a several brothers and sisters. Born in Bayham Township on December 26, 1936 son of the late Arnold and Sylvia MARLATT) KUIPERS. Arnold worked in construction and enjoyed his sports of hunting and fishing. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Aylmer Cemetery on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 7-9 p.m.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
ALDRED, Florence M. (née ANDREW)
At Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Monday, December 5, 2005, Florence M. (née ANDREW) ALDRED formerly of Aldborough Twp. in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late John A. ALDRED (2001.) Dear mother of Dugald and Judy ALDRED, Andrew and Crystal ALDRED and loving grandmother of Ashlee, Jodie, Scott, Hunter and Logan. Predeceased by her sister Sarah WATSON. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8 at 11 a.m. Rev. Hugh APPEL officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Argyle Presbyterian Church - Crinan or charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-19 published
HARNETT, Grace Evelyn
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Thursday, December 15th, 2005. Grace Evelyn HARNETT (JARDINE) in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Glenn HARNETT (1973.) Dear mother of Richard and Valerie HARNETT of Hagersville and Charles and Cheryl HARNETT of Strathroy. Loving grandmother of Jason, Christopher, Andrew, Kirk, Kelley and Justin. Predeceased by a daughter Joy HARNETT (1960.) Grace was predeceased by sisters Alverna WATSON, Edith Lockwood, Jean BURNS, Greta HYMAN and Beryl BAILEY. Also predeceased by brothers Edward and Slater JARDINE. Private Funeral Service was held on Sunday, December 18th, 2005 at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Brian McKENZIE officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Grace.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-22 published
JONES, Marie Evelyn
At Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, Marie Evelyn JONES of Woodstock in her 65th year. Beloved wife of George. Dear mother of Sharlene JONES (Norm HAMILTON) of Huntsville, David JONES (Stephanie) of Thamesford, and Brian JONES (Sylvie) of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Cressida, Victor, Zach, Edward, Darren, Jacob, Tianne and Tyler. Dear sister of Audrey PILSON (late George) of London, Aileen WATSON (Bob) of London, Gerald MORGAN (Marge) of Exeter, Ron MORGAN (Denise) of Exeter, and the late Earl MORGAN (Mary Lou of Clandeboye.) A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1023 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Eleanor CARUANA officiating. Cremation followed by interment later at Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-27 published
WATSON, Bruce " Baldy"
Peacefully, after a year long battle with cancer, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, December 25, 2005 Bruce (Baldy) WATSON of London and formerly of Denfield in his 60th year. Dear father of Bob WATSON and Julie DEANS of Glencoe, Brad WATSON and Lynn WHITRED of London and Kerri WATSON of Denfield. Dear grandfather of Braedan and Owen. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Wayne and Joan WATSON of Nairn and Shirley WATSON of London. Predeceased by a brother Ross WATSON. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 28th at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-29 published
SNELL, Ronald Edward (1935-2005)
Died Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in his 71st year after a brief but courageous struggle. Best friend and loving husband of the late Carolyn Faye SNELL née NEUMAN (1941-1998.) Loving and kind father and wise counsellor to Timothy Edward SNELL. Loving and devoted son of the late Charles SNELL and Hazel SNELL née KESTLE. Loving son-in-law of Ethel KAUFFELDT (Neuman) née WEBER and of the late Frederick NEUMAN. Loving brother to Ray SNELL, Mary WATSON and Elizabeth PROUTY. Loving brother-in-law to Bette SNELL, Robert WATSON, David PROUTY, Gary and Rosemary NEWMAN, Marline and Ray NEUMAN. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. A good friend and faithful colleague to so many from church, business, extended family and all walks of life. A man of faith, hope, charity, kindness, patience and courage. He lives in the joyous memories of the many lives he has touched. "And now faith, hope and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love." I Corinthians 13. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, December 31 at 11: 00 a.m. at New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford Street at Wellington. Cremation with interment later in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
WATSON, Reginald Victor " Reg"
Now at peace with God, Reginald Victor "Reg" WATSON of Aylmer passed away at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday December 30, 2005 in his 78th year. Devoted husband of Margaret (GURR) WATSON. Father of three very gifted children whom have lived, loved and laughed through out his time with us. Roger WATSON and wife Marianne of Saint Thomas, Brenda and husband Erich SCHMELTER of Aylmer and Brian WATSON of London. Loved by his grandchildren Devon, Dwight, Sydney, Cameron and Ryley. Brother of Ken WATSON of Saint Thomas, Jean WALKER of Carstairs, Alberta, and the late Isabel WICKETT. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Reg loved his family and he cherished everyday he could spend with us and he knew his spirit would carry on with all. He was a close friend to many and a cherished gift to us all. We will miss him but we know that he will be taking care of us all from above. Born in Saint Thomas, Ontario on December 20, 1928 the son of the late Herbert and Adelene (COOMBS) WATSON. Reg a local businessman lived in Aylmer and area for 55 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 3, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Margaret BELL of Plains Baptist Church and Reverend Cam WATTS of Aylmer Baptist Church officiating. Interment Orwell Cemetery. Donations to the Aylmer Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Palliative Care, Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-01-18 published
DETZLER, Jacob Theodore
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, on January 11, 2005, Jacob Theodore DETZLER of Strathroy, in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Linda DETZLER and dear father of Catherine HUNTER and Carolyn DETZLER. Loving grandfather of Alexandra HUNTER. Brother of Michael and Maureen DETZLER, Joseph and Audrey DETZLER, Cecilia and Walter BECKER, and Ileen GIBSON and her late husband George. Brother-in-law of Sharon and Don LEPPINGTON and Janice and Murray McGILL and families. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Clara DETZLER and his sister Mary FEAVER. Jacob owned Caradoc Home Hardware in Mt. Brydges. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service was held on Friday, January 14 at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Doug WATSON officiating. Interment at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Bethel Baptist Church, would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jacob.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-01 published
NORDEMANN, Harmpje Maria "Hannie" (VAN REIJENDAM)
After a lengthy illness, Harmpje Maria (Hannie) (VAN REIJENDAM) passed away at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig, on January 27, 2005, in her 77th year. Loving wife of J. Gerhard (Gerald) NORDEMANN of Nairn. Loving mother of Gerald and wife Brenda NORDEMANN of Komoka, Joan NORDEMANN and husband Robert KELLER of Brampton, Shirley and husband Don WATSON of Nairn, Helen NORDEMANN and husband Tony DA SILVA of London, Keith and wife Ramona NORDEMANN of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Dorothy and husband Larry FETTERLY of Brampton. Predeceased by daughter Yvonne (NORDEMANN) MacGREGOR (1987.) Beloved Oma of Beth and Craig NORDEMANN, Marc and Matthew NORDEMANN- KELLER, Jacki and Jason WATSON, Andrea and Daniel NORDEMANN-DA SILVA and Andrew and Emily NORDEMANN. Dear sister of Dini DE ROOI of the Netherlands, sister-in-law Corry NORDEMANN of Strathroy, D.W. (Wim) NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, D.J. J. (Dick) and Map NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, J.F. (Fred) and Edna NORDEMANN of Nightville, New Brunswick; brother-in-law J. DRENTH of the Netherlands and C.J. (Carel) and Rudi NORDEMANN of the Netherlands. Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands. The family will be at the Nairn Mennonite Church (26459 Bear Creek Sideroad, just off Petty Street) on Friday, February 4, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 5, from 1-2: 30 p.m. with memorial service at 2:30 p.m., officiated by Reverend David FRIESENWALDNER. There will be a private family service of interment at another time. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home (Ailsa Craig) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make donations in memory of Hannie NORDEMANN are asked to consider Craigwiel Gardens. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. Harmpje NORDEMANN.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-06-07 published
WATSON, Jacques Gordon
Passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Sunday, June 5, Jacques Gordon WATSON of Strathroy. Beloved husband and best friend of Jane. Loved father of Jeffrey (Martha) WATSON of London. Special Papa to Cameron and Kyle. Survived by sisters Norma (Don) WAY, Helen DOLPHIN, Donna (Bill) SIMPSON, and a brother Russell (Patricia) WATSON. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Reatha (Jack) RIVERS and his parents Clifford and Ellen WATSON. At Jacquess request, there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jacques.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-06-21 published
JIGGINS, Katharine " Kay" (née REDMOND)
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, June 18, 2005, Mrs. Katharine (Kay) JIGGINS of Strathroy, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late George JIGGINS (1988.) Predeceased by her parents, Thomas Redmond (1950) and Lilly REDMOND (ROSS) (1952.) Fondly remembered by family Irene and Jim REDMOND, Marion SMITH and several nieces and nephews, and Friends Shirley and Gerry MILLER and Joan and Wayne WATSON. At Kays request, a private graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 21 at Strathroy Cemetery with Bob and Thelma PERRY officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Kay.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-05 published
NORDEMANN, Johann Gerhard " Gerald"
After a short illness, Johann Gerhard (Gerald) passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. J. Gerhard NORDEMANN was in his 80th year. Predeceased by wife Harmpje (Hannie) NORDEMANN (January 2005.) Loving father of Gerald and wife Brenda NORDEMANN of Komoka, Joan NORDEMANN and husband Robert KELLER of Brampton, Shirley and husband Don WATSON of Nairn, Helen NORDEMANN and husband Tony DA SILVA of London, Keith and wife Ramona NORDEMANN of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Dorothy and husband Larry FETTERLY of Brampton. Predeceased by daughter Yvonne (NORDEMANN) MacGREGOR (1987.) Beloved Opa of Beth and Craig NORDEMANN, Marc and Matthew NORDEMANN- KELLER, Jacki and Jason WATSON, Andrea and Daniel NORDEMANN-DA SILVA, and Andrew and Emily NORDEMANN. Dear brother of D.W. (Wim) NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, D.J.J. (Dick) and Map NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, J.F. (Fred) and Edna NORDEMANN of Knightville, New Brunswick, C.J. (Carel) and Rudi NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, brother-in-law of Cory NORDEMANN of Strathroy, J. DRENTH of the Netherlands, and Dini DE ROOI of the Netherlands. Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands. Visitation will be at Nairn Mennonite Church, 26459 Bear Creek Sideroad, just off Petty Street, on Friday, July 8 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 9 from 1-3 p.m. There will be a private family service of interment at another time. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, entrusted with the arrangements for the family. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of J. Gerhard NORDEMANN, are asked to consider a charity of choice.
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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-07-12 published
NORDEMANN, Johann Gerhard " Gerald"
After a short illness, Johann Gerhard (Gerald) passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. J. Gerhard NORDEMANN was in his 80th year. Predeceased by wife Harmpje (Hannie) NORDEMANN (January 2005.) Loving father of Gerald and wife Brenda NORDEMANN of Komoka, Joan NORDEMANN and husband Robert KELLER of Brampton, Shirley and husband Don WATSON of Nairn, Helen NORDEMANN and husband Tony DA SILVA of London, Keith and wife Ramona NORDEMANN of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Dorothy and husband Larry FETTERLY of Brampton. Predeceased by daughter Yvonne (NORDEMANN) MacGREGOR (1987.) Beloved Opa of Beth and Craig NORDEMANN, Marc and Matthew NORDEMANN- KELLER, Jacki and Jason WATSON, Andrea and Daniel NORDEMANN-DA SILVA, and Andrew and Emily NORDEMANN. Dear brother of D.W. (Wim) NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, D.J.J. (Dick) and Map NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, J.F. (Fred) and Edna NORDEMANN of Knightville, New Brunswick, C.J. (Carel) and Rudi NORDEMANN of the Netherlands, brother-in-law of Cory NORDEMANN of Strathroy, J. DRENTH of the Netherlands, and Dini DE ROOI of the Netherlands. Will also be missed by many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands. Visitation will be at Nairn Mennonite Church, 26459 Bear Creek Sideroad, just off Petty Street, on Friday, July 8 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 9 from 1-3 p.m. There will be a private family service of interment at another time. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, entrusted with the arrangements for the family. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of J. Gerhard NORDEMANN, are asked to consider a charity of choice. A tree will be planted in memory of Mr. J. Gerhard NORDEMANN.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-09-07 published
BOOTH, Lillian Betty (née PAYNE)
Went to be with her Lord, after a lengthy courageous battle with cancer. She was a loving wife for 32 years to Jack BOOTH. Betty is also survived by her loving sister Lois WOOD, and her brother-in-law, Dr. Neil SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER. Remembered as our beloved mother, she will be greatly missed by her children, Julia HAUCK, Mary Lou BARTON (Harold), Reverend Gerald SPOOR (Sandy), Jean NICHOLLS (Brian), Michelle LUSTIG (Dan), Michael KEEFE, and Scott KEEFE (Joanne). Betty will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Leslie and Margaret PAYNE, and her sister Marlie SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER (June 2005.) A memorial service was held at Bethel Baptist Church, 264 Princess Street, Strathroy, on Tuesday, September 6 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Doug WATSON officiating. Donations can be made to the Strathroy Victorian Order of Nurses, 274 head Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 4L7; Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Palliative Care Program, 395 Carrie Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 3J4; Trinity Western University Scholarship Fund, Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Rd., Langley, British Columbia V2Y 1Y1; or a charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-20 published
HARNETT, Grace Evelyn (JARDINE)
Peacefully, at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Thursday, December 15, 2005, Grace Evelyn HARNETT (JARDINE,) in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Glenn HARNETT (1973.) Dear mother of Richard and Valerie HARNETT of Hagersville and Charles and Cheryl HARNETT of Strathroy. Loving grandmother of Jason, Christopher, Andrew, Kirk, Kelley, and Justin. Predeceased by a daughter, Joy HARNETT. Grace was also predeceased by sisters Alverna WATSON, Edith LOCKWOOD, Jean BURNS, Greta HYMAN, and Beryl BAILEY; and brothers, Edward and Slater JARDINE. Private funeral service was held on Sunday, December 18, 2005, at Denning Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Brian McKENZIE officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-04 published
WATSON, Norman Milton
Catherine Munro, the loving wife of Norman, and Mary GEMMILL, his dear cousin, invite their family and Friends to gather for a memorial celebration of Norm's life on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 2: 30 p.m. at the Chapel of St. James- the-Less, located at the entrance to St. James Cemetery on the east side of Parliament Street north of Wellesley. Norm died on New Year's Day at Toronto General Hospital.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
McGIBBON, Willa (née MURDOCH)
Peacefully and surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 16, 2005 at the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario following a short and courageous battle with cancer. Resident of Lachute, Quebec and formerly Town of Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec. Beloved wife and best friend of Gordon McGIBBON. Loving mother of Blair (Liz MacLEOD) of Toronto, Ontario and Gayle (Pete SCRIVENS) of Ottawa, Ontario. Proud grandmother of William SCRIVENS. Also survived by her sisters Frances WATSON (Bev) of Ottawa, Ontario and Marlene MASLECK (Ron) of Toronto, Ontario. Willa was an active participant in life. She will be remembered fondly for her incredibly generous spirit, sense of compassion and endless support of family and Friends. She always showed a genuine interest in the lives of others. She will be sadly missed. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Margaret Rodger Memorial Presbyterian Church, 463 rue Principale, Lachute, Quebec Visitation will be held at the church from 1 p.m. until time of service. Private interment at the Lachute Protestant Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge the many nurses and doctors within the Ottawa Hospital Campus and the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital for their dedication and professional care and also to Ms. Debbie ELLISTON who has been her faithful caregiver and companion over the past several months. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, 503 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1C4 or the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital, Att: Palliative Care, 43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5C8 would be much appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the J.P. MacKimmie Funeral Home, 660 ru Principale Street, Lachute, Quebec.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-17 published
McNEIL, Patricia (formerly WATSON, née QUINN)
Formerly of Tweed, Ontario and Toronto.
At the Belleville General Hospital, Belleville, Ontario on Monday, January 10, 2005 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth McNEIL and the late Harry WATSON. Daughter of the late Michael and Mae QUINN. Loving mother of Father Roderick McNEIL of Frankford, Ontario. Loving mother to John "Eddy" McNEIL (Clare) of Mississauga, Sister Margaret McNEIL, R.H.S.J. of Kingston, Paul WATSON (Christine) of Toronto. Predeceased by her step-daughter Mary McNeil DANCKERT (Marc.) Dear sister of Pauline HUGHES of Belleville. Predeceased by Tracey QUINN, Marjorie Rashotte BRADY, Cecelia WATSON, Dorothy QUINN and Noreen QUINN. A caring "Grandma Pat" to Joan McNEIL, Ken McNEIL, Suzanne MacKENZIE (Jim), Paula DANCKERT, Lisa DANCKERT, Michael DANCKERT, Joseph DANCKERT (Tanya OOMEN), Barry DANCKERT (Christine,) Matthew DANCKERT (Nadia;) and to all her great grandchildren. Dearly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Child Care International Sponsor of Charin Jivi in India. Friends were invited to visit at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) Belleville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Belleville, Ontario on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to take place at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed, Ontario, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Frankford, Ontario or a charity of choice.
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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
Figure skater dominated national competition
By Tom HAWTHORN, Saturday, January 22, 2005 - Page S7
Victoria -- Sandy McKECHNIE, who has died aged 83, won five national figure-skating championships before going off to war.
Mr. McKECHNIE was aged 17 when he claimed the Canadian junior men's title in a 1939 meet at the Toronto Skating Club.
"Displaying even rhythm in his dance steps and executing the difficult double-loop, lutz and salchows with perfect precision, Sandy gave one of the most pleasing performances witnessed on Toronto ice," wrote Bobbie ROSENFELD in the Globe and Mail.
Mr. McKECHNIE also skated on the winning fours team that year with clubmates Gillian WATSON, Ruth HALL and Donald GILCHRIST. In 1941, he won a national dance title in tenstep with Norah McCARTHY. The following year he won two more Canadian titles with Eleanor O'MEARA, claiming the waltz and pairs championships. His ice partner, who died at age 83 five years ago, became a star with the Ice Capades, with whom she was known as a "ballerina of the blades."
The pair joined others in a "South Seas" extravaganza including 500 performers and a 100-piece orchestra at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto in the winter of 1941. He unlaced his skates to join the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, serving as a lieutenant aboard the anti-submarine corvette Algoma.
A sportsman all his life, he was later president of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.
James Alexander McKECHNIE was born at Toronto on August 25, 1921. He moved to Victoria in 1980, where he died at his home on January 9, leaving his wife, Sally; a daughter; and a sister. He was predeceased by a son.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-26 published
Tribute: Harry J. BOYLE
'A wonderful, creative individual who... produced some of the best programs the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ever did'
By Pierre JUNEAU, Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, January 27, 2005 - Page S7
Montreal -- Harry J. BOYLE will be remembered as a creative broadcaster and executive. But I think many people who crossed his path will just think of Harry as a sensitive, genuine person with a great sense of humour, a sharp mind, a flair to perceive talent in people or to detect bluff. While I was vice-chairman of the Board of Broadcast Governors, its chairman, Andrew STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, supported the idea of assembling a small and informal group that would try to come up with new ideas to stimulate and evaluate "Canadian content" in radio and television. While I was searching for names, I happened to meet a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation researcher, Rodrigue CHIASSON, who worked in Toronto. He mentioned Harry's name to me. Coming from Montreal, I had never heard of him.
"I can't think of a better person for what you have in mind," said Rod. "He's just a wonderful, creative individual who has produced some of the best programs the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ever did."
That is how Harry and I came to meet. The group was formed and, besides Harry and Rod, included Patrick WATSON and two or three others.
Later, in 1968, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission was created and Harry was appointed vice-chairman. He remained in that post until I left in 1975, when he then became chairman. We worked closely together for seven challenging, but exciting, years. The Board of Broadcast Governors had been in existence from 1958 to 1968, but a completely new act had been passed by Parliament and new policies were expected: An important increase of Canadian programs on radio and television, more Canadian music on radio, the Canadianization of all radio, television and cable companies. Almost all cable companies were American or British. It took about two years to arrange for the transfers to Canadian owners, and involved investments of about $150-million. We had support from some people in the industry -- mainly those who were acquiring some of those previously foreign properties. But the proposed increase in Canadian programming met with some pretty dramatic opposition.
Besides Harry, the commission included some journalists such as Pat Pearce from Montreal, literary critic and professor Northrop FRY, an engineer, top business people from every province, and a physician from a Newfoundland outport. Five of the 15 commissioners were full-time members. Despite lively controversies, decisions were unanimous.
Harry and I had an entirely informal relationship. We had the commission meetings, of course, but if something important suddenly came up, there were no appointments arranged through secretaries. There would be a sharp knock on my door, from Harry's big brass ring. He would come in and sit down. I enjoyed the interruption and dropped whatever I was doing. Very often, the discussion would reorient our thinking and open a new perspective in our deliberations.
Harry was a wonderful storyteller, and his collection of stories was inexhaustible. I have met few people with such an extraordinary memory. He remembered people, conversations, scenery, happenings, even odours in the general store that, if I remember well, his family owned in Wingham, Ontario Harry could hardly speak a word of French, but I was constantly amazed by the number of Friends he had in Quebec and how familiar he was with Quebec culture. Although he was not bilingual, he was bicultural.
Harry's career had been mostly in public broadcasting, while the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission dealt more often with private broadcasters throughout the country. But he seemed to have as many Friends in private radio and television as he had at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. There were few public broadcasters and hundreds of private broadcasters and cable companies. He had been so long and so creative in that field, and they respected his competence and his sense of humour. He seemed to enjoy himself despite the endless hours we had to spend in public hearings listening to applications for an increase in cable rates in northern Newfoundland or the Beauce region of Quebec or whether a Texas cable company owner in Trois-Rivières ought to be allowed to retain his company despite recent Canadian legislation.
I liked having Harry beside me during these hearings. We could share comments, and I enjoyed his very personal way of questioning applicants. I hope I may be permitted, now, to mention something I never brought up with him during all those years of companionship. Hearings would often go from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., sometimes for four or five days. Harry would smoke a pipe filled with very strong tobacco almost continuously. But our Friendship endured. Eventually, he moved back to Toronto. We met now and then but not often enough.
Pierre JUNEAU is a former broadcasting and National Film Board executive who served as chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission from 1968 to 1975.
An obituary of Harry J. BOYLE appeared on January 24.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-28 published
FRANKLIN, Cecil Hammond " Cec"
Peacefully, at Central Park Lodge, Toronto, on Thursday, January 27, 2005, in his 90th year. Loving and cherished husband of Ingrid. Predeceased by his wife Phyllis LORRAINE (Peg,) 1983, and daughter Sandra, 1987. Dear father of Rob and his wife Pinky. Loving grandfather of Signy, Ali and Tad. Sadly missed by cousin Jean WATSON. Fond uncle of Richard and Carol FRANKLIN, Keith and Carole McEWING, the Culley Clan, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Cec was a treasured member of Ingrid's family, especially beloved by Edith HANSEN, her son Jason, daughter Nicole and friend Scott.
Graduating from Northern Secondary School during the Depression, Cec worked in Toronto before heading to Northern Quebec in pursuit of a more rewarding life in the mining industry. He worked for Prospectors Airway and Mining Corp. at various mines in the Abitibi and Temiscaming regions, eventually residing in Noranda, where he left employment to start his own entrepreneurial endeavours.
Cec started his first enterprise in 1951, selling new and used mining equipment. With early success, he moved the family to Toronto where he expanded his business to include a number of small manufacturing companies. Always entrepreneurial, he acquired an expanding number of interests in businesses and mines, both public and private, from coast to coast. At 75, having achieved success and satisfaction, he retired from active business life.
Throughout his life he was an active participant in community life, and served in many capacities. He was Chairman of the University of Guelph, a Governor of the Scarborough Grace Hospital, an active member of the Prospectors and Developers Association, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Cec loved the outdoors, and was a proud founding member of the Goodwood Hunting Club and an active member of the Nicholson's Island Club. He was a very generous host at the York, Granite and Rosedale Clubs. Always a proud Canadian, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, his cottages and farms, and in pursuit of travelling the width and breadth of the country. He became a pilot at the age of 44.
A heartfelt thank you to the management and staff of every department of Thorncliffe Central Park Lodge, and especially to caregivers Amy, Helen, Josie and Macrina.
The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2: 00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30th. A service of thanksgiving for Cec's life will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive, on Monday, January 31st at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Saint John's Church Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-29 published
FRANKLIN, Cecil Hammond " Cec"
Peacefully, at Central Park Lodge, Toronto, on Thursday, January 27, 2005, in his 90th year. Loving and cherished husband of Ingrid. Predeceased by his wife Phyllis Lorraine (Peg), 1983, and daughter Sandra, 1987. Dear father of Rob and his wife Pinky. Loving grandfather of Signy, Ali and Tad. Sadly missed by cousin Jean WATSON. Fond uncle of Richard and Carol FRANKLIN, Keith and Carole McEWING, the Culley Clan, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Cec was a treasured member of Ingrid's family, especially beloved by Edith HANSEN, her son Jason, daughter Nicole and friend Scott.
Graduating from Northern Secondary School during the Depression, Cec worked in Toronto before heading to Northern Quebec in pursuit of a more rewarding life in the mining industry. He worked for Prospectors Airway and Mining Corp. at various mines in the Abitibi and Temiscaming regions, eventually residing in Noranda, where he left employment to start his own entrepreneurial endeavours.
Cec started his first enterprise in 1951, selling new and used mining equipment. With early success, he moved the family to Toronto where he expanded his business to include a number of small manufacturing companies. Always entrepreneurial, he acquired an expanding number of interests in businesses and mines, both public and private, from coast to coast. At 75, having achieved success and satisfaction, he retired from active business life.
Throughout his life he was an active participant in community life, and served in many capacities. He was Chairman of the University of Guelph, a Governor of the Scarborough Grace Hospital, an active member of the Prospectors and Developers Association, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Cec loved the outdoors, and was a proud founding member of the Goodwood Hunting Club and an active member of the Nicholson's Island Club. He was a very generous host at the York, Granite and Rosedale Clubs. Always a proud Canadian, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, his cottages and farms. In pursuit of travelling the width and breadth of the country, he became a pilot at the age of 44.
A heartfelt thank you to the management and staff of every department of Thorncliffe Central Park Lodge, and especially to caregivers Emy MacRANES, Helen FRANCES, Josie GABUTEN and Macrina PONCE.
The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2: 00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30th. A service of thanksgiving for Cec's life will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive, on Monday, January 31st at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Saint John's Church Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
PECK, Ruth Frances, A.R.R.C., World War 2, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, on Monday January 31, 2005, in her 95th year. Daughter of the late Mrs. Cora B. DEMPSEY of Belleville and Mr. Ernest A. PECK. She is predeceased by her very close cousin Mary D. PUDDY (née PECK.) She will be fondly remembered by Mary's children Vicki CAPLAN of Florida, Silvio MacPHERSON of Belleville and James PUDDY of Orillia and his wife Ann and their daughters Paula and Jennifer. Ruth is also predeceased by her cousin Dorothy LEE of Belleville. We extend a heartfelt thank you to her special Friends Patricia (Toni) KENT and Grace WATSON. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), one half hour prior to the service in the chapel on Sunday, February 6th at 3 o'clock. Cremation. Private interment in Prince Edward County. In Ruth's memory, a donation to your favourite charity would be appreciated

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-11 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Peter Anthony
Peter left us unexpectedly on March 8, 2005. Adoring father of Terry, John and Sarah, with five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, he is survived by his mother Elizabeth WATSON. Graduate of Upper Canada College and lover of music and cats, he was a devout member of the congregation of the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. May his soul find peace and rest. Funeral services will be held on Friday March 11 at 11am at St. James'-The-Less, 635 Parliament Street. Friends and family are gathering on Saturday morning March 12 from 9: 30-11:30am at the Bickersteth Room, 3rd Floor, Hart House, U of T, 7 Hart House Circle. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
HYDE, Michael William (October 12, 1959 to March 11, 2005)
Age 45.
On March 11, 2005 Michael passed away after fighting a long, strong and courageous battle with cancer. He is the dearly loved husband and best friend of Julia HYDE (née WATSON) and the most devoted and loved Dad of Geoffrey and Emily. Cherished son of Farrell and Marguerite HYDE, dear older brother to Murray and Barbara and her husband Stephen THWAITES. Loved son-in-law of Alan and Glenda WATSON and brother-in-law of Jane and Chris WATSON and his wife Natalie. Dear uncle to Stephen and Scott WATSON. Michael will be missed but very happily remembered by aunts, uncles, and cousins of the HYDE and Sutherland families, and his many, many, special Friends.
Family flowers only please. In memory of Michael, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakeridge Health Corp, Oshawa, Oncology Department and/or floor 6F.
So many thanks to the remarkable and compassionate nurses and doctors who cared for Michael during this difficult time - You are all amazing! Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Visitation Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-15 published
Frank STALLEY, Broadcaster: 1924-2005
Television pioneer who lost the power of speech during a boyhood bout of Bell's palsy was one of the first Canadian Broadcasting Corporation anchors on The National, writes Sandra MARTIN. He later became a network executive
By Sandra MARTIN, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 Page S7
Long-time Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television broadcaster Frank STALLEY was a co-host with Anna Cameron on Open House, the precursor to Take Thirty, and an anchor and newsreader on the nightly news before moving from behind the cameras to a series of management jobs in London and across Canada.
Francis (Frank) Palmer STALLEY was born in Stratford, Ontario, the only child of Frank and Sarah Frances STALLEY. By the time he was 4, his parents realized that he had a natural aptitude for music. For the next 17 years, he trained to be a concert pianist and performed in recitals on radio and in local venues, winning many awards and scholarships. He studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and later at the Royal Schools of Music in London.
His musical training was interrupted in the mid-1930s when he was struck simultaneously with polio (then called infantile paralysis), which left him unable to walk, and Bell's palsy (trauma to the seventh cranial nerve), which deprived him of speech. To regain the ability to walk, he took swimming lessons and practised hard to regain the ability to talk, he spent hours speaking with a pencil between his teeth. A biographical sketch written for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1959 says Mr. STALLEY's "speech recovery was extremely difficult and even now... he has to consciously form each word before speaking."
He tried to enlist in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War but was rejected the first time because he was too young and the second time because he was suffering from mastoiditis, a condition that left him with diminished hearing in one ear.
So, in 1944, the 20-year-old Mr. STALLEY found a position as supervisor of elementary school music in Ontario's Bruce County. A year was enough to persuade him to seek his fortunes elsewhere. Through a mix of ingenuity and happenstance -- a neighbour offered him a job -- he found himself the "announcer-operator-news editor-commercial writer and technician" at CJCS in Stratford, Ontario Apparently, he also swept out the place at night.
A year later, he switched to CFCH in North Bay and a job as staff announcer. Even though he was promoted to chief announcer in 1947, he moved to KVER in Albuquerque, N.M., and a dual position as news editor and newscaster. Moving up meant moving around, or so he thought, as he headed for Los Angeles, where he was reduced to washing dishes, or "pearl diving" in the slang of the time. He found some success as a freelance announcer and as a writer of scripts for classical music programs. In 1948, he moved to San Francisco, where he stayed until the Korean War broke out. He then headed back to radio station CHOK in Sarnia, this time as program manager, a position he held until he went to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an announcer in 1954.
He was a regular anchor on The National news, along with Larry Henderson and Rex Loring. Broadcaster Patrick WATSON remembers directing him as a newsreader when "I was a new boy and he a staff announcer, and that he was helpful and courteous and good at his job."
Broadcaster Vincent Tovell also remembers him from the early 1960s. "My memory of him is totally positive. He was easy, pleasant, very efficient, all of those nice things. Television was live and you had to be cool."
Among many other assignments during the 1950s and 1960s, Mr. STALLEY was the co-host of the first women's program, Open House, with broadcaster Anna Cameron. She remembers him as "a very nice and gracious man" who played the piano, sometimes even on the show.
Actor and broadcaster Paul SOLES, who co-hosted Take 30, the successor to Open House, first with Ms. Cameron and then with Adrienne Clarkson, says Mr. STALLEY "had a light, genuine, engaging manner and voice."
As a neophyte performer on television, Mr. SOLES looked on announcers such as Mr. STALLEY as "the standard setters" for the use of language and phrasing. "I recall his calm, often wry, welcoming and gentleness" as a host, and his "quiet formality."
After only a decade before the cameras, Mr. STALLEY "moved up the line" into administration, working first in Ottawa as executive assistant to Charles Jennings, the vice-president of regional broadcasting. That's where he met and married Sarah GRANT, his wife of nearly 40 years. "He was a wonderful, intelligent, humorous, caring individual," she said.
In 1968, he was posted to Vancouver as director of radio for British Columbia, and then to London as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio and television program representative. "He loved that," said Mrs. STALLEY. " His family had come from England and he had spent a lot of time there with his parents in his youth. Living in London in the '70s was the time to be there."
After London, he was given the choice of moving to Toronto or Halifax; he chose the latter partly because his wife's family came from there and partly because he wanted a quieter posting as he headed toward retirement. He stepped down from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at the age of 63 in 1987. In retirement, travel, music and his membership in the Presbyterian church became big interests.
In the past decade, he survived three serious illnesses -- bacterial meningitis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and a pulmonary embolism. "We thought he would always survive everything," his wife said last week. Then shortly before Christmas, he developed an unusual and aggressive type of lung cancer. Not even he could beat cancer.
Frank STALLEY was born in Stratford, Ontario, on May 29, 1924. He died of lung cancer in Halifax on March 4, 2005. He was 80. He is survived by his wife, Sarah and daughter Christian.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite #800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
KERR- LAWSON, James, 1939 -- Died This Day
Monday, May 2, 2005, Page S9
Artist born in Fifeshire, Scotland, on October 28, 1862.
After settling in Hamilton, Ontario, with his family, he enrolled in the Ontario School of Art in 1879. The following year, he went to Europe to study and returned home to Ontario in 1885 to work with William BRYMNER and Homer WATSON. Two years later, he went back to Europe to tour with his easel. In 1900, he finally settled in London and became associated with such painters as John LAVERY, Frank BRANGWYN and James McNeill WHISTLER.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-23 published
Les BARTLEY, Lacrosse Coach and Executive: 1954-2005
As the man behind the Toronto Rock, he led a neophyte team to unsuspected heights in North American professional sport
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, May 23, 2005, Page S6
Toronto -- Over seven seasons of operation, the Toronto Rock lacrosse club has stick-handled its way from pro-sport obscurity to achieve cult status and a blaze of success both on the floor and at the turnstiles.
Suddenly, the National Lacrosse League's Rock is chic in Hogtown, and it's all because of Les BARTLEY. As head coach and general manager, he led the team to four league championships. Of course, he did not do it alone (former Toronto Maple Leafs executive Bill WATTERS is principal owner, and minority shareholders include Tie DOMI, Brendan SHANAHAN and Bobby ORR) but, as the mastermind of the team's success, he was the iconic head and leader of the current Rock dynasty.
Given that, it's all the more surprising to learn that Mr. BARTLEY himself was an unspectacular lacrosse player. Growing up in St. Catharines, Ontario, he also played football for St. Catharines Collegiate Institute. He was a defensive end when Malcolm ALLEN met up with him and discovered him to be "exceedingly strong" physically. "When he came into a room, he had a huge presence but not because he was 6-3 and weighed 250. He was a wiry guy about 5-10, 165 pounds."
Not long after graduating from high school, Mr. BARTLEY landed a job on the General Motors' V-8 assembly line in St. Catharines. He later became a union representative for United Auto Workers, which became the Canadian Auto Workers in 1985. He was what the union calls an "in-plant elected official" for the local in St. Catharines. For 20 years, he was a key negotiator in contract talks with General Motors both at the local and national level. As it happened, one of the people who worked with him at the Canadian Auto Workers office was Mr. ALLEN, his high-school crony and friend since 1968.
"Les was a compassionate, caring person," said Mr. ALLEN, who is financial secretary for the union's local in St. Catharines. "The employees he represented in contract talks, he put them first and foremost. When it came to family, he always wanted to know how you were and how the children was doing."
It was while at Canadian Auto Workers that Mr. BARTLEY decided to coach lacrosse on the side. In 1992, he joined the Buffalo Bandits for a short unpaid stint as a scout and then took on coaching duties when the team got off to an 0-3 start. So what did he do right off the bat? Well, he merely led the Bandits to 22 consecutive wins and a league championship. He followed that with title wins in 1993 and 1996.
In 1998, professional lacrosse evolved into the National Lacrosse League with the addition of the Ontario Raiders, the first Canadian franchise. Mr. HARTLEY became coach and the team went 6-6 playing out of Hamilton's Copps Coliseum. The following season, the Raiders were shifted to Toronto to become the Rock, and that's when Mr. BARTLEY spun his magic again, spearheading the team to four league titles in five years.
He also found a measure of success elsewhere. He coached Canada to international lacrosse titles, including the Heritage Cup served as the assistant coach of the St. Catharines senior A team that won its first Minto Cup in 10 years in 2001; and led Team Canada to the 2003 world indoor title.
"He's a guy who had no history in the game coming in to coach Buffalo and then he wins all these championships and becomes one of, if not the best coach lacrosse has ever known," said Jim VELTMAN, who was captain under Mr. BARTLEY in both Buffalo and Toronto for a total of 12 seasons.
Mr. BARTLEY was a legend at evaluating and acquiring talented players. As a motivator and coach, he was known for his pre-game pep talks and for his innovation.
He pioneered the use of specialists rather than two-way offensive and defensive players in a game that is dominated by offence.
"It was Les who implemented that style of having special offensive and defensive players and other coaches started doing the same thing," said Mr. VELTMAN. "I was a multi-faceted player and he wanted me to go out the offensive door but he allowed me to run back on defence. He gave me that latitude and I appreciated that."
"We have been and will be successful because we have depth with role clarity," Mr. BARTLEY once said. "Each player buys into playing their specific role. It simplifies everything. Each guy just does his job at the best level they can." But Mr. BARTLEY wasn't just a coach who stood behind the bench. Off the floor, he held team-bonding sessions at hotels in places such as Orillia, Ontario, and he would bring in sports psychologists to help bring out the best in his players.
"Les used mental imagery and exercises a lot," said Mr. VELTMAN. "He'd take you in a high school and have you jumping 20 feet off a platform in a harness -- stuff like that. That was a way to deal with the rougher edge in a person and lacrosse player. He was very fanatical and when he spoke, he was intense and passionate but he wasn't an in-your-face coach."
At first, some team members were puzzled by the techniques but soon discovered his off-the-floor tactics contributed to the team's success. "I can see now where he was coming from with his ideas," Rock goaltender Bob WATSON told reporters after the team won this year's National Lacrosse League championship without Mr. BARTLEY behind the bench.
One way or another, he brought it all together with the result that his overall coaching record of 93-38 (.709) in the regular season and 18-4 in the playoffs remains the best of any coach in National Lacrosse League history.
Mr. BARTLEY fell ill at the end of the 2003 season and was forced to relinquish his duties, although he stayed on as vice-president. Last year, he drew on his labour-negotiating experience and set aside his illness to coax the National Lacrosse League and its players' association to agree on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement at a time when the players had threatened to go on strike. As it turned out, he was a voice of reason when one was most needed.
"The players hold him in such high regard that his presence at the bargaining table elevated the level of trust in the process," National Lacrosse League commissioner Jim JENNINGS said.
In recognition, on May 9, the league named him executive of the year and renamed its coach-of-the-year award the Les Bartley Trophy.
On May 14, just before the Rock won its fifth league championship against the Arizona Sting in front of a crowd of 19,432, Mr. BARTLEY's story was told in a three-minute video that earned a standing ovation.
Les BARTLEY was born on March 11, 1954, in St. Catharines, Ontario He died there on May 15, 2005, of colon cancer. He is survived by his wife, Gloria, and children Matt and Laura. A private family service was held on May 16.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
WHIDDEN, Jocelyn Anne (formerly LAWSON, née DAVIS)
Jocelyn Anne (Jo-Anne) Lawson WHIDDEN, 68, died peacefully at her home in New London, New Hampshire on the morning of Thursday, May 19, 2005.
Jo-Anne was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 18, 1936 to Robert Bruce and Elizabeth Chipman (TOLLER) DAVIS.
She resided in Ottawa, New Hampshire and Naples, Florida.
As a child, she was an avid horseback rider in the Rockcliffe Park area where she was raised. She graduated from Elmwood School for Girls and McDonald College. Later, she bred and showed standard poodles as a member of the Ottawa Kennel Club. Over the years, she was active in many clubs including The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, The Country Club, Seigneurie Club, Le Circle Universitaire d'Ottawa, The Rideau Club, Minto Skating Club, Ottawa Ski Club, Manor Park Community Association, Club Mont Ste. Marie and The Meech Lake Association. She was predeceased by her parents; by her sister, Elizabeth (Betsy) Jane (DAVIS) WATSON and by her first husband, James Wyburn LAWSON.
In the United States, she was active in Windemere Golf and Country Club, Naples Yacht Club, Moorings Country Club, The Lake Sunapee Country Club and Lake Sunapee Yacht Club.
An avid golfer, bridge player, poetry writer and email correspondent, Jo-Anne is fondly remembered by her husband, Richard Mason WHIDDEN her children, Ian LAWSON, John LAWSON, David E. LAWSON, Heather LAWSON and Jane LAWSON; her grandchildren, M. David, Christine, Sarah and Stephen; and by her nephews, Philip, James and David WATSON of England.
A memorial service will take place in Ottawa at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, on June 18, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m.
A private interment service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to Box 52145, R.P.O. Edmt. Tr., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 8K9. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-13 published
PATTERSON, H. Noel
(Paul Harris Fellow) Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2005 in his 76th year. Noel, beloved husband of Barbara PATTERSON. Loving father of Peggy FOURACRE (Jim), Geri STAFF (Phil), Karen McCOLEMAN (Doug), David (Theresa), Dell (Roddy TATTEN), Howard and predeceased by his son R.J. Dearest grandfather to Cassandra WATSON (Gary), Jason MITCHELL, Sean PATTERSON (Cheryl), Heather WOODS (David), Megan McCOLEMAN, Jenna, Nicholas, Melanie and Marlie PATTERSON and Tyler and Meredith PATTERSON. Great-grandfather of Robin, Kyla, Matthew and Adam. Noël will be sadly missed by his many Friends and associates in the insurance industry, in the Rotary Club of Streetsville and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Streetsville. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road, south of 401), on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 293 Queen Street South, Streetsville, on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. Family prefers donations, in lieu of flowers, be directed to the Parkinson Society.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-16 published
McHARDY, Florence " Flo" (née WALLACE)
passed away peacefully at Extendicare Rouge Valley on Monday, June 13, 2005. Flo (née WALLACE,) in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late Alec. She will be remembered always, and sadly missed by her very close knit family. Dear mother of Arlene (Bill) CRAWFORD, of Kelowna, B.C.. Loving grandmother of Bill (Marie) and Bob (Robyn), great-grandmother of Vanessa and Danielle, both of Edmonton, Alec, and great-great-grandmother of Ryan, of Edmonton. Cherished sister of Anne (Tom) FOSTER, of Orillia, Doris (Al) DANIELS, of Newmarket, Frank (Jean) WALLACE, of Newmarket, and Bob (Olive) WALLACE, of Tweed. Also missed by her sisters-in-law, Kay, Irene and Marion, and by her numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends throughout Canada, U.S.A., and Scotland. Predeceased by her parents, James and Eva WALLACE, her sister Nora ROGERS, and her brothers, Bill, Jim, Ernie, Bert and Jack WALLACE. Special thanks to her niece, Marion FOSTER, and long time Friends, Iris and Bill LINDSAY and Lottie WATSON, for their constant support and visitation. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (Between Warden and Pharmacy) from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Service and Committal in our Chapel on Saturday morning at 11 am. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favourite charity would be gratefully appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-29 published
EDELSON, Howard
On Wednesday, July 27, 2005, Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital. Howard EDELSON beloved husband of Jacqueline Singer EDELSON of Cummer Lodge. Loving father and father-in-law of Tom EDELSON, Rachel LODEN and Jussi KETONEN, Dr. Jeff EDELSON and Lynne WATSON, Miriam EDELSON and Andy KING, and Abbe EDELSON. Devoted grandfather of Skye, Kaitlyn, Sarah, Claire, Emma, and Jake. Thanks to the caring staff of North York General and Sunnybrook Hospitals. A private family service will be held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care (416) 785-2875.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-26 published
McDONALD, Donald Alexander
On Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 in his 87th year. Don died peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a brief illness. Adored husband and best friend of Joan (WATSON/ YULE) McDONALD of Fergus and the late June (TAILOR/TAYLOR) McDONALD. Loving father of Nancy and her husband Bob COOPER of Unionville; Barbara BUBEL of Oakville and Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Fergus. Predeceased by his daughter Maureen, wife of Timothy WILSON of Severn Falls. Loving stepfather of Cristina EVANOW and her husband Bill of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and David YULE and his wife Pamela of Brampton. Proud and loving Grampa to Sandy, Stephanie and David COOPER; Erin, Jeff and Bradley WILSON; Joe and Kaella BUBEL; Jenny and Jackie SANKEY; Alicia and Hannah YULE and Jessica, Matthew, Liam and Daniel EVANOW. Don, born in Saint Thomas, Ontario, served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and was attached to 30 Squadron Royal Air Force stationed for a number of years in Ceylon. Predeceased by his brothers Wallace, Bob, Ed and his sister Jean STIRLING. He was well loved by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Monday, August 29th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Kees VANDERMEY officiating. Legion Service to be conducted at the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, Wellington Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society. Cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
McDONALD, Donald Alexander
On Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 in his 87th year. Don died peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a brief illness. Adored husband and best friend of Joan (WATSON/ YULE) McDONALD of Fergus and the late June (TAILOR/TAYLOR) McDONALD. Loving father of Nancy and her husband Bob COOPER of Unionville; Barbara BUBEL of Oakville and Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Fergus. Predeceased by his daughter Maureen, wife of Timothy WILSON of Severn Falls. Loving stepfather of Cristina EVANOW and her husband Bill of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and David YULE and his wife Pamela of Brampton. Proud and loving Grampa to Sandy, Stephanie and David COOPER; Erin, Jeff and Bradley WILSON; Joe and Kaella BUBEL; Jenny and Jackie SANKEY; Alicia and Hannah YULE and Jessica, Matthew, Liam and Daniel EVANOW. Don, born in Saint Thomas, Ontario, served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and was attached to 30 Squadron Royal Air Force stationed for a number of years in Ceylon. Predeceased by his brothers Wallace, Bob, Ed and his sister Jean STIRLING. He was well loved by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. Visitation will be held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Monday, August 29th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Kees VANDERMEY officiating. Legion Service to be conducted at the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church in Elora, Wellington Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society. Cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-07 published
MORRISON, Marion Audrey (1941-2005)
Marion passed away on September 3, 2005 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Predeceased by her loving parents Patricia and John (Jack) MORRISON. She will be sadly missed by her step-mother Shirley WATSON, her cousins in British Columbia and Friends. Many thanks to the staff at Lincoln Place and Mount Sinai for their excellent care. A Memorial Service will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Toronto General Hospital - Trillium Gift of Life, 155 University Ave., Suite 1440, Toronto, Ontario,
M5H 3B7. Condolences - www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-13 published
DOOLITTLE, J. Ridley
Peacefully at home in St. Catharines in his 90th year on September 12, 2005. Survived by his wife Dorothy Falkner BURGOYNE. Predeceased by his first wife Ann WIGLE, his sisters Kathleen ENTWISTLE, Elizabeth NANTON and his brother Charles DOOLITTLE. He is survived by his sister Edith WATSON of Oakville, daughter Virginia DOOLITTLE of Vancouver, son Douglas DOOLITTLE and grand_sons Ridley DOOLITTLE and Roone DOOLITTLE of Edmonton. Ridley attended Trinity Collge School, Port Hope; served as a Pilot Flight-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force then returned to the crushed and cut stone business following World War 2.
Funeral Service will take place at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, 99 Ontario Street, St. Catharines on Thursday September 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Thomas' Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 905-684-6346.
A donation has been made to the Hulse and English Memorial Forest towards the greening of St. Catharines.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-14 published
DOOLITTLE, J. Ridley
Peacefully at home in St. Catharines in his 90th year on September 12, 2005. Survived by his wife Dorothy Falkner BURGOYNE. Predeceased by his first wife Ann WIGLE, his sisters Kathleen ENTWISTLE, Elizabeth NANTON and his brother Charles DOOLITTLE. He is survived by his sister Edith WATSON of Oakville, daughter Virginia DOOLITTLE of Vancouver, son Douglas DOOLITTLE and grand_sons Ridley DOOLITTLE and Roone DOOLITTLE of Edmonton. Step-children Janet PARTRIDGE, Henry BURGOYNE, and Harriet LEHNEN, of St. Catharines. Special "Uncle Rid" to Andrea and Emily LEHNEN, Peter, John and Toby PARTRIDGE. Ridley attended Trinity Collge School, Port Hope served as a Pilot Flight-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force then returned to the crushed and cut stone business following World War 2.
Funeral Service will take place at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, 99 Ontario Street, St. Catharines on Thursday September 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Thomas' Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 905-684-6346.
A donation has been made to the Hulse and English Memorial Forest towards the greening of St. Catharines.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
STENSON, Herbert Ross
Peacefully, on Friday, September 16, 2005, Ross STENSON, aged 95, at Kensington Gardens, Toronto. Ross was predeceased by his "bonnie" wife Jean STENSON (née WILLARD,) his partner, Catherine DUBOIS, and two of his beloved children, Willard Ross STENSON and Lynda CUSHING. He is survived by his dear sister, Verna STENSON of Montreal, and loving daughters Gail CARSON and Gloria BISHOP. Ross was the fond "Patron" of nine grandchildren: Allison BISHOP and Leith BISHOP (Glen WATSON); Dorothy CARSON (Rob CRABTREE), Melissa CARSON and Brennan CARSON (Sue); Stephan STENSON; and Ross CUSHING (Jen), Blake CUSHING (Holly), and Nicholas CUSHING. His nine great-grandchildren Shea and Trevor BISHOP- DUFFY, Hayley BISHOP, John, Megan and Blake CARSON, Duncan, Justin and Miranda CRABTREE gave him particular pleasure in his final years. A memorial service will be held in his beloved Montreal on October 6, when he will be remembered for his great integrity, fine piano-playing and bad puns.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-12 published
GREENBERG, Leonard Herman B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, and professor emeritus
The physics community lost a respected long time member and teacher on November 10, 2005. Len GREENBERG taught in the physics department at the University of Regina for 38 years, including 5 years as department head, retiring in 1990. Co-workers recall him as an extremely good physicist, instrumental in bringing the small department recognition as one of the best in Canada in the field of sub-atomic physics. Len's forte was writing, however, and his two books, "Discovery in Physics for Scientists and Engineers" and "Physics for Biology and Pre-med Students" have been called literature as well as science, and were translated into several languages. In his early career, Len was deeply involved in the development of the cobalt bomb for radiation in cancer therapy at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, and he worked for many years at the Allan Blair Memorial Clinic in Regina. Although not an astronomer, Len developed and taught the first astronomy classes at the University of Regina.
Len was born on October 5, 1925 in Calgary, Alberta, one of four children of Anna and Oscar, who had emigrated from Sweden. Len obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Alberta and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon in the mid-1950s. He moved to Regina in 1952, and lived there until 1972, when he moved to the village of Silton. Summers were spent on Kenderdine Island in Lac La Ronge, where Len found a retreat and idyllic environment for his writing.
Len was predeceased by his parents, his sister Evelyn and his brother George. Len will be sadly missed by Ann, his wife of 32 years. Len will also be missed by his sister Bernice CRAIG (Cameron) of Cranbrook, British Columbia and his first wife Joyce HENDERSON of Red Deer, Alberta. Len was an inspiration to his children Lynnea WILLIAMS (Bruce) of Regina, Pauline WATSON (Bob) of Oakville, Ontario, Sherrill BARKER (John) of Red Deer, Alberta, David GRONBERG of Regina, Ian GREENBERG (Sue) of Vancouver, Dan McKAY of Edmonton, Stephen McKERRACHER (Donna) of Drake, Saskatchewan. Len also leaves thirteen grandchildren: Notanee and Roshi (Regina), Kevin and Andrea (Oakville), Natasha and Nathan (Red Deer), Sarah (Scarborough), Chelsea, Eliza and Matthew (Victoria), Ayla, Sterling and Milan, and three great grandchildren. Len is already deeply missed by his dogs Suzy and Gus.
The funeral will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina, at 1: 30 on Tuesday November 15. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a bursary to be set up in his name, directed to the University of Regina, External Relations, 210 North Residence, S4S 0A2, Toll free 1-866-667-7500 in Canada or the United States.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-23 published
McCRINDLE, Robert Watson, D.C.
Passed away at the Queen Elizabeth 2 Health Science Centre on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, following a brief illness. Born on April 5, 1938, in Toronto, he was the son of the late Walter and Annie WATSON) McCRINDLE, Toronto, Ontario. He is survived by wife Nettah BURRY- McCRINDLE who supported and cared for him during the sadness of his illness and death, son Jonathan and a number of nieces and nephews. Robert was a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto and practised there for twenty years before taking up residence in Halifax. He pursued further studies in Alternative Health and was a Shiatsu Therapist for the past seventeen years. He was an exceptional and uniquely independent person whose life was a conscious quest for meaning both professionally and personally. He will be remembered as a skilled practitioner, mentor, teacher, catalyst and for his sense of humour. He will be deeply missed and remembered always. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. at the Shambala Centre, 1084 Tower Rd., Halifax. Donations may be made to the Ecology Action Centre (www.ecologyaction.ca). Email condolences to: cruikshankhalifaxfh@alderwoods.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-03 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Katherine " Kate" Jean, B.A. (Queen's,) B.Com. (Guelph)
On Wednesday, November 30, 2005, a life too short, but one filled with a fierce enthusiasm for living, came to an end. Kate died at home in the arms of her beloved husband Michael AZULAY, surrounded by her loving family. Her passing will leave an unspeakable void in the hearts and lives of her cherished children, Isaac, Naomi and Isabelle, her parents Sandra and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR of Kingston, her sister and best friend Susan TAILOR/TAYLOR and husband Rob MURPHY of Toronto, her loved brother Geoff TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Meriel of Colebrook, Ontario. She will also be greatly missed by her mother-in-law Jean AZULAY of Dunrobin, Ontario and all of Michael's brothers and sisters and their spouses - Kim, Karen, Gina MULVIE and John WATSON, Tracy and Luigi PORCARI, Curtis and Elaine and Tara and Mark RIGLEY. Kate also leaves 18 nieces and nephews. Kate was a tremendously positive force in every facet of life. She was passionate in life as a wife, as a mother and as a friend. She was incredibly beautiful, bright, strong-willed, witty, soft and warm. We are better people today, more complete, because Kate was integral and an influential part of our lives. We will miss her terribly - we already do. During times of darkness, great light and support were provided by a tremendous network of Friends, neighbours, colleagues, everyone at Anthem and most importantly Kate's healthcare team. Special thanks to Doctors Stephanie LAFRAMBOISE, Ian QUIRT, Helen PYLE, Lynn BENJAMIN and to her palliative care nurse specialist Sharilee COX- ARSNEAULT. A private family service will be held in Kate's honour with a celebration of life to follow in the new year for many people whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations to Wellspring of Halton Peel or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-06 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Katherine " Kate" Jean, B.A. (Queen's,) B.Com. (Guelph)
On Wednesday, November 30, 2005, a life too short, but one filled with a fierce enthusiasm for living, came to an end. Kate died at home in the arms of her beloved husband Michael AZULAY, surrounded by her loving family. Her passing will leave an unspeakable void in the hearts and lives of her cherished children, Isaac, Naomi and Isabelle, her parents Sandra and Don TAILOR/TAYLOR of Kingston, her sister and best friend Susan TAILOR/TAYLOR and husband Rob MURPHY of Toronto, her loved brother Geoff TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Meriel of Colebrook, Ontario. She will also be greatly missed by her mother-in-law Jean AZULAY of Dunrobin, Ontario and all of Michael's brothers and sisters and their spouses - Kim, Karen, Gina MULVIE and John WATSON, Tracy and Luigi PORCARI, Curtis and Elaine and Tara and Mark RIGLEY. Kate also leaves 18 nieces and nephews. Kate was a tremendously positive force in every facet of life. She was passionate in love as a wife, as a mother and as a friend. She was incredibly beautiful, bright, strong-willed, witty, soft and warm. We are better people today, more complete, because Kate was an integral and an influential part of our lives. We will miss her terribly - we already do. During times of darkness, great light and support were provided by a tremendous network of Friends, neighbours, colleagues, everyone at Anthem and most importantly Kate's healthcare team. Special thanks to Doctors Stephanie LAFRAMBOISE, Ian QUIRT, Helen PYLE, Lynn BENJAMIN and to her palliative care nurse specialist Sharilee COX- ARSNEAULT. A private family service will be held in Kate's honour with a celebration of life to follow in the new year for many people whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations to Wellspring of Halton Peel or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-23 published
WARNER, James Donald
Suddenly, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 in the 70th year of a rich and fulfilling life. son of the late Aubrey Roland WARNER and his wife Gladys May HUNTER. Cherished husband of Catherine (PICK) WARNER. Dear father of Alison (Rion GONZALES,) Mark and Louise. Loving grandfather of Cole Warner GONZALES. Predeceased by his sister Florence Warner SHIELDS. Dearly loved by the Watson, Pick, Shields and Patch families. Don will always be remembered with great love and fondness for his caring spirit, tremendous generosity, his warm sense of humour and his unwavering devotion to his wife, his three children, his grand_son and his extended family. He will be greatly missed by his many Friends and colleagues. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, William Street, Lindsay on Saturday December 24th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Don's beloved niece, Ruthie WATSON, would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-08 published
HILL, Sylvia
Peacefully at North York General Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 in her 81st year. Predeceased by her husband James HILL and long-time companion Jack MOUGENEL. Beloved mother and best friend to daughter Marlene and her husband Michael, and to son Ron and wife Louise. Sylvia will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sisters Pauline KELLY of Connel, Scotland, Joyce WATSON of Kelowna, British Columbia and their families, sister-in-law Georgie CAMPBELL, all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her many wonderful Friends. A Memorial Service will take place at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the Scarborough Funeral Centre, 2966A Eglinton Avenue East, (Eglinton/McCowan) Toronto (416) 226-2480. Reception to follow. Honouring her wishes, a private cremation has taken place. Donations in Sylvia's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
McNEIL, Patricia (formerly WATSON, née QUINN)
Formerly of Tweed, Ontario and Toronto. At the Belleville General Hospital, Belleville, Ontario on Monday, January 10, 2005 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth McNEIL and the late Harry WATSON. Daughter of the late Michael and Mae QUINN. Loving mother of Father Roderick McNEIL of Frankford, Ontario. Loving mother to John "Eddy" McNEIL (Clare) of Mississauga, Sister Margaret McNEIL, R.H.S.J. of Kingston, Paul WATSON (Christine) of Toronto. Predeceased by her step-daughter Mary Mcneil DANCKERT (Marc.) Dear sister of Pauline HUGHES of Belleville. Predeceased by Tracey QUINN, Marjorie Rashotte BRADY, Cecelia WATSON, Dorothy QUINN and Noreen QUINN. A caring "Grandma Pat" to Joan McNEIL, Ken McNEIL, Suzanne MacKENZIE (Jim), Paula DANCKERT, Lisa DANCKERT, Michael DANCKERT, Joseph DANCKERT (Tanya OOMEN), Barry DANCKERT (Christine,) Matthew DANCKERT (Nadia;) and to all her great-grandchildren. Dearly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Child Care International Sponsor of Charin Jivi in India. Friends are invited to visit at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) Belleville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Belleville, Ontario on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to take place at St. Carthagh's Cemetery, Tweed, Ontario, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Frankford, Ontario or a charity of choice. www.burke-funeral.ca

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Charles Leslie 'Les'
Accidently at home, Orangeville on Monday, January 10, 2005. Les THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, in his 75th year, formerly of Winnipeg, beloved friend and companion of Vera (Matson) DANGIO. Loving father of Theresa, Lois, and Dwight. Loved grandfather of Marsha, Adriaan, Toni, Teddie-Lee, Skye, Marie, and predeceased by Cory. Great-grandfather of Kordel, Cortez, Keenan, Adriaan Jr., Jarod, Jaden, and Kolby. Les will be sadly missed by the Meeker and Denney families, Laura and Roy WATSON, Muriel WRAY, and Luella DOVE. Papa Les will be lovingly remembered by Jonah, Makaiia, Cameron, Quinn, Tory, Kali, Ethan, Jake, and Sean. Dear brother of Rhoda HEATHER of Winnipeg. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, (905) 936-3477 on Thursday, January 13th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel 1 p.m. Friday, January 14th, 2005 followed by interment in Morningside Cemetery, Palgrave. In memory of Les, those who wish may make donations to the Diabetes Association or Headwaters Health Care Centre Orangeville.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
NEELY, Doreen May
Passed away peacefully on January 13, 2005, in Peterborough. Beloved wife of Cecil for 57 years, mother of Danny (Anita), Michael (Lynn), Karen (Grant) and Colleen. Cherished Grandma of Laura, Jon, Scott, Colin, Sarah, Andrea and Brendan. Dear sister of Shirley MacDONALD, and predeceased by sisters Helen WATSON, Audrey LITTLE, and brother Gordon ELDRIDGE. Loved and remembered by all her nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at Presteign-Woodbine United Church, 2538 St. Clair Ave E. (4 blocks west of O'Connor Drive), Toronto, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at the church on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
McCUTCHEON, Helena Beatrice Reid "Reida" (WATSON)
Peacefully at Shelburne Residence Nursing Home, Shelburne, on Saturday, January 22, 2005, Reida WATSON, in her 95th year, beloved wife of the late James Herbert (Bert) McCUTCHEON. Loving mother of Marilyn and her husband Frank IRVINE. Cherished grandmother of Sheila and Lee ROGERS, Sharon and Scott SPENCER, Darryl and Melissa IRVINE. Dear great-grandmother of Cameron and Logan SPENCER, Allison and Kimberley ROGERS. Predeceased by her brother Bill WATSON. Reida will be fondly remembered by her extended family. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Tuesday evening 7-9 o'clock and Wednesday, January 26 from 12 o'clock until time of funeral service in the chapel at 1: 30 o'clock. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, P.O. Box 34, Orangeville L9W 2Y9 or Headwaters Health Care Foundation, 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville L9W 4X9. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-24 published
WATSON, Margaret " Peggy" (née McDOUGALL)
Peacefully, at Hamilton General Hospital, on January 22, 2005, surrounded by family and Friends, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Alistair WATSON. Dear sister to Jeanie and David BENJAMIN. Beloved aunt to Allan, Jim and Jacqueline. Dear friend to Satchi, Billy and Lila her grand_son Edwin and his wife Cory. Dear great-auntie to Aubrie and Autumn. A Memorial Service will be held at Upper James Chapel of Cresmount Funeral Home, 1020 Upper James Street, on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. "Peggy you will be missed by your family and Friends in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K."

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
BARTLETT, Allen Harold, D.F.C., Q.C.
At Veterans' K Wing Sunnybrook Hospital on January 25, 2005. Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2. Served with honour and distinction, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Valour. Graduate of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. Barrister and Solicitor Queen's Council. Dearly loved husband of Catherine, dear brother of Fay WATSON, Margaret CALLOW and Kenneth. Predeceased by Doris and Phyllis. Friends may call at the Trull Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday, January 28, from 12 noon until time of service in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. "Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth... Put out my hand, and touched the face of God"

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
FRANKLIN, Cecil Hammond " Cec"
Peacefully, at Central Park Lodge, Toronto, on Thursday, January 27, 2005, in his 90th year. Loving and cherished husband of Ingrid. Predeceased by his wife Phyllis Lorraine (Peg), 1983, and daughter Sandra, 1987. Dear father of Rob and his wife Pinky. Loving grandfather of Signy, Ali and Tad. Sadly missed by cousin Jean WATSON. Fond uncle of Richard and Carol FRANKLIN, Keith and Carole McEWING, the Culley CLAN, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Cec was a treasured member of Ingrid's family, especially beloved by Edith HANSEN, her son Jason, daughter Nicole and friend Scott. Graduating from Northern Secondary School during the Depression, Cec worked in Toronto before heading to Northern Quebec in pursuit of a more rewarding life in the mining industry. He worked for Prospectors Airway and Mining Corp. at various mines in the Abitibi and Temiscaming regions, eventually residing in Noranda, where he left employment to start his own entrepreneurial endeavours. Cec started his first enterprise in 1951, selling new and used mining equipment. With early success, he moved the family to Toronto where he expanded his business to include a number of small manufacturing companies. Always entrepreneurial, he acquired an expanding number of interests in businesses and mines, both public and private, from coast to coast. At 75, having achieved success and satisfaction, he retired from active business life. Throughout his life he was an active participant in community life, and served in many capacities. He was Chairman of the University of Guelph, a Governor of the Scarborough Grace Hospital, an active member of the Prospectors and Developers Association, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Cec loved the outdoors, and was a proud founding member of the Goodwood Hunting Club and an active member of the Nicholson's Island Club. He was a very generous host at the York, Granite and Rosedale Clubs. Always a proud Canadian, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, his cottages and farms, and in pursuit of travelling the width and breadth of the country. He became a pilot at the age of 44. A heartfelt thank you to the management and staff of every department of Thorncliffe Central Park Lodge, and especially to caregivers Amy, Helen, Josie and Macrina. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30th. A service of thanksgiving for Cec's life will be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Drive, on Monday, January 31st at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Saint John's Church Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-31 published
ROBINSON, Gordon Lorne
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Sunday, January 30, 2005, Lorne ROBINSON, Orangeville, in his 75th year, beloved husband of Shirley HAMILTON. Dear father of Cathy and Lloyd WATSON, Mount Forest; Don and Karen, Orangeville Sherry and Greg VARCOE, Cookstown; Wendy and Jim HASSON, Orangeville and predeceased by Garry. Dear Grampa of Leanna and Kyle WATSON, Chantal and Brooke VARCOE, Regan and Braiden HASSON, Paige and Brent ROBINSON. Dear brother of Loreen GREGSON, Mildred and Ron YOUNG, Murray and Ellen ROBINSON, Ron and Faye ROBINSON. Predeceased by brother-in-law Gord GREGSON. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, February 1 at 2 o'clock. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Dufferin Chapter, 800 - 15 Toronto Street, Toronto M5C 2E3. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
CHAPLIN, Henry " Hank"
On Friday, February 4th, 2005 at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington. Hank, in his 76th year, beloved husband of Shirley (née BURT) and loving father of Wendy and her husband Andy PARENT, Paul and his fiancee Laura McCLURE, and David. Proud grandfather of Christine, Jason and Jeffrey PARENT. Dear brother of Joan and her husband Homer STENNETT, Helen and her husband Dan MOSSOP, Doris and her husband Clare DOYLE, and Eleanor and her husband Kevin BURK/BURKE, all of Georgetown. Brother-in-law of Muriel WATSON, Earl BURT and his wife Judy, and Ross BURT and his wife Connie. J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, February 7th at 1 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory contributions to the William Osler Health Centre, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
PECK, Ruth Frances, A.R.R.C., World War 2, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, on Monday, January 31, 2005, in her 95th year. Daughter of the late Mrs. Cora B. DEMPSEY of Belleville and Mr. Ernest A. PECK. She is predeceased by her very close cousin Mary D. PUDDY (née PECK.) She will be fondly remembered by Mary's children Vicki CAPLAN of Florida, Silvio MacPHERSON of Belleville and James PUDDY of Orillia and his wife Ann and their daughters Paula and Jennifer. Ruth is also predeceased by her cousin Dorothy LEE of Belleville. We extend a heartfelt thank you to her special Friends Patricia (Toni) KENT and Grace WATSON. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), one half hour prior to the service in the chapel on Sunday, February 6th at 3 o'clock. Cremation. Private interment in Prince Edward County. In Ruth's memory, a donation to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-10 published
WATSON, John " Jock"
Peacefully on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Finch Site, in his 90th year. Beloved hsuband of nearly 60 years to the late Rosina. Loving father of Marian. Proud Grandpa of Bryan (Stephanie) and Janice (Mark). Jock will be missed by his close friend Bob SKINNER. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, February 12 from 1 p.m. until the time of Service at 3 p.m. in the Ward Chapel. Cremation.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-11 published
WATSON, John " Jock"
Peacefully on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Finch Site, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of nearly 60 years to the late Rosina. Loving father of Marian. Proud Grandpa of Bryan (Stephanie) and Janice (Mark). Jock will be missed by his close friend Bob SKINNER. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday, February 12 from 1 p.m. until the time of Service at 3 p.m. in the Ward Chapel. Cremation.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-18 published
COWARD, Madeline (née BAUMAN/BOWMAN)
Peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at Meadowvale House, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Cecil COWARD and son Thomas STEVENS. Dear mother of James, Terry (Janice) WARD, Lois WATSON and Robert (Michelle) STEVENS. Loving grandmother of Frank, Mary-Ellen, Jason, Allison, Christopher and Natalie. Madeline will be sadly missed by all her family. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-18 published
KNIGHTS, William Thomas " Bill"
(Crossing Guard at Simcoe Street and Highway 7A in Port Perry) Peacefully, on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 67. Bill KNIGHTS of Port Perry and formerly of Richmond Hill, loved husband of Gail (nee SMITH.) Loved father of Jeff KNIGHTS and his wife Alison of Cookstown, Bill KNIGHTS of Aurora, Greg KNIGHTS and his wife Marianna of Collingwood, Shawna WATSON of Grande Prairie, Alberta, and step-father of Kathy LAFRANCE and Bruce BARNETT of Beaverton. He will also be missed by his nine grandchildren, his brother Doug KNIGHTS and his sisters Marilyn COWAN and Carole GORILL. The family of Bill KNIGHTS will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel," 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171), on Saturday, February 19th from 10-11 a.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
SANDERS, Isabella
Passed away on Sunday, February 20th, 2005, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Mervyn SANDERS. Beloved mother of John, Elaine and Bill (Charmaine) SANDERS. Loving grandmother of Leanne and Darren. Dear sister of Edna WATSON. Isabel will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway Rd., 905-602-1580) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until 2 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Bartholomews United Church, 22 Abbey Rd., Brampton, L6W 2T8, or William Osler Health Centre - Peel Site would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-23 published
SANDERS, Isabelle
Passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2005 in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Mervyn SANDERS. Beloved mother of John, Elaine and Bill (Charmaine) SANDERS. Loving grandmother of Leanne and Darren. Dear sister of Edna WATSON and sister-in-law of Don and Eleanor BULLICK. Isabelle will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway Rd., 905-602-1580) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until 2 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. If so desired, donations may be made to St. Bartholomew's United Church, 22 Abbey Rd., Brampton, L6W 2T8 or William Osler Health Centre - Peel Site.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
GEORGE, Stanley " Stan"
Passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness on Wednesday, February 23rd 2005 at the Milton District Hospital. He will sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, Jean, son Glen (Kim), daughters Lynda (Wayne WALDROFF), Debra WATSON, Susan (Brian WARSIMAGE) and Karen (Steve ALBERTI,) seven grandchildren Sarah, Rob, Danny, Kyle, Tim, Leah and Eric. Also survived by a brother Lloyd and sisters Rene and Fran. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, volunteers and hospital staff for their extraordinary care and thoughtfulness. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. Milton 905-878-4452 on Sunday, February 27th 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada or the charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-25 published
McLEAN, Dorothy (née WATSON)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 23, 2005 at the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Edward. Loving mother of Ron McLEAN (Joan,) Joyce HUTTON (John) and Irene CUNNINGHAM (Brent). Special Nana to 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dorothy was active in Norval United Church and the Norval Community. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 11582 Trafalgar Rd. (north of Maple Ave.) Georgetown 905 877-3631 on Friday February 25 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday February 26, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Trafalgar Room. Interment to take place in the spring at Hillcrest Cemetery, Norval. In memory contributions to Norval United Church or the Bennett Health Care Centre would be appreciated. To send on line expressions of sympathy visit: www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
BUTCHER, Alfred Leonard
On Thursday, February 24th, 2005, in his 98th year. Predeceased by his wife Frances Barbara Kincaid BUTCHER on October 13th, 1998. Survived by daughters Lynne WATSON and Joan BUTCHER, grandchildren Wendy LOKEN (David) and Trevor WATSON, and great-grandchildren Graham LOKEN and Alexandra LOKEN. Friends will be received at the Ingram Funeral Home, 1055 Gerrard Street East (at Jones Avenue) on Sunday, February 27th, 2005 from 3: 00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with funeral immediately following at 3: 30 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Monday, February 28th at 11: 00 a.m. Donations may be made to Toronto East General Hospital Foundation by cheque payable to Toronto East General Hospital Foundation, 825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4C 3E7.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
WATSON, Betty May
Passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 28, 2005, in her 74th year. Dearly loved wife of Bill WATSON of Keswick. Loving mother of Marie McCLUSKEY (Paul BRAUWEILER), Jackie (Doug) SOLOMON, Steve (Lori) WATSON and Liz (Cregg) CORRIER. Cherished grandmother of Jesse, Tara, Casey, Charleen, Cole, Samantha and P.J. Betty will be greatly missed by her many Friends and extended family. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486, on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Chapel on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. If desired, donations made to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
SAUNDERS, John L. " Sandras"
Born January 5, 1935 in the village of Antartikon, Florina, Greece, passed into eternal rest on February 28, 2005 at 4: 30 p.m., surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his father Elias and mother Sophia, nephew Peter ELIOU and his granddaughter Kristen June. Cherished husband and best friend of Marie (REEVES) for 49 years. Devoted father of Dr. Louis J. SAUNDERS (Jennifer,) Christine WATSON (Stephen) and Dr. Linda SAUNDERS (Paul.) Loving brother of Frances ELIOU (Thomas,) Carol BUNDAS (Peter) and brother-in-law to Shirley, Nan, Norah, Jill and Betty. Adoring grandfather "Detho" of Jessica, Richard, Melynda, Stephanie, David, Kristy and Matthew. John will be sadly missed by all his nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Chitra NARAYAN. Family and Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3840 Finch Ave. E. (west of Kennedy Rd.) at 10 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Rest in peace my beloved husband, Until we meet again.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
HUNTLEY, Joyce Katherine (née PORTER)
(June 11, 1930-March 7, 2005)
Joyce's family regret to announce her death on Monday, March 7, 2005 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario in her 75th year. Joyce battled breast cancer for many years, always with a great deal of faith, hope and courage. Born in Dundalk and raised in Aurora and Keswick, Ontario, Joyce was predeceased by her beloved husband David Austin (February 25, 2000,) father and mother, James and Jean (née FRASER) PORTER, parents-in-law Isabelle (Belle) Gourley (née KANE) HUNTLEY and Austin W. HUNTLEY, and her sister-in-law Linda NEWELL. Those who will miss Joyce most are her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice FRYER and her husband, Mark, of Waterdown, Lorraine CHILELLI and her husband, Lido, of Toronto, Allison HUNTLEY and her husband, Allan PHOENIX, of Guelph, her much loved grandchildren, Andrew and Alexandra FRYER, and Claire and Ava CHILELLI. She will also be missed by her brothers and sisters, Gerald (Gerry) PORTER of Nepean, Helen (née PORTER) RAMBO of Newmarket, Ward (Bud) WILSON and his wife Anita (née EDMED) of Priceville, Patricia (née PORTER) MacDONALD and her husband Joseph of Markham, all in Ontario, and their families. She was a tireless worker with the Trinity United Choir and United Church Women having been a member of both for 45 years. She was also active in the Newmarket Seniors Keynotes. Family and Friends may visit at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street, South, Newmarket on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service of celebration for the life of Joyce will be held at Trinity United Church in Newmarket, at the corner of Main Street South and Park Avenue on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Queensville Cemetery, Queensville, Ontario. A reception for family and Friends will be held at the church after the interment. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church Renovation Fund, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Joyce's family wish to extend their grateful thanks to Community Care Access Centre and home care personnel, particularly Deidre WATSON, Reverend Robin WARDLAW and all our wonderful Friends, near and far, for their care and concern over the last few weeks and months.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
WISMAYER, Dagny Elizabeth
Passed away March 3, 2005 at Altamont Nursing Home. Dagny was predeceased by her husband John. She is survived by her sister Ann PETERSON of Calgary. Special thanks to the late Jerry WATSON for all his hard work and dedication in helping Dagny. She is survived by her loving niece Vicky WILLIAMSON. Special thanks to Altamont Nursing Home for handling Dagny with lots of care and dignity. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church (1399 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4G 3A6) would be greatly appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-13 published
HYDE, Michael William (October 12, 1959-March 11, 2005)
Age 45. On March 11, 2005 Michael passed away, after fighting a long, strong, and courageous battle with cancer. He is the dearly loved husband and best friend of Julia HYDE (née WATSON) and the most devoted and loved dad of Geoffrey and Emily. Cherished son of Farrell and Marguerite HYDE, dear older brother to Murray and Barbara and her husband Stephen THWAITES. Loved son-in-law of Alan and Glenda WATSON, and brother-in-law of Jane and Chris WATSON and his wife Natalie. Dear uncle to Stephen and Scott WATSON. Michael will be missed but very happily remembered by aunts, uncles, and cousins of the HYDE and Sutherland families, and his many, many special Friends. Family flowers only, please. In memory of Michael, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakeridge Health Corp. Oshawa, Oncology Department and/or floor 6F. So many thanks to the remarkable and compassionate nurses and doctors who cared for Michael during this difficult time - you are all amazing! Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. Visitation Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
WATSON, William James " Bill," B.A., M.Sc., M.Ed.
Suddenly, on March 16, 2005, at London Health Science Centre, London, Ontario, at age 84. Born in Toronto, he was the son of the late Orville and Charlotte WATSON. Bill served overseas as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1942-1944, (No. 6 Bomber Group). After many years with Ontario Hydro, he took up a teaching career at secondary schools and as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, U of T. Predeceased by his brother Orville, he is survived by sons John, Ian and Alec (Kim FRITZ,) his sister Mary (Douglas ANGLIN) and grandchildren Hannah, Gabrielle and Noel. Bill will also be mourned by nieces, nephews and Friends. Family and Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday, March 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment will take place in Thornbury, Ontario at a later date.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
WATSON, Wilfred Grenfell
Of Rothsay and formerly of Bracebridge and Toronto, passed away, on Friday, March 18, 2005, in his 84th year, as the result of an automobile accident. Beloved husband of Margaret (DAVIDSON) WATSON for 49 years. Brother of Charles F. WATSON of British Columbia. Brother-in-law of Jessie and John SELLERS of Toronto. Wilfred served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He worked as a Finance Accountant for Canadian General Electric. Wilfred was a cancer survivor for over 10 years. Wilfred's father opened the first Young Mens Canadian Club and his namesake was Sir Wilfred Grenfell. To honour Wilfred's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date and will be announced at that time. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Wilfred accepted death as his graduation day. "Thank you my Heavenly Father." Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton, (519) 638-3072.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
BARSKUTIS, Stasys " Stanley"
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne on Friday, March 25, 2005, in his 100th year. Loving husband of the late Ona BARSKUTIENE; dear friend of Mack WATSON; beloved godfather of Danguole PRANAITAS and Antanas BUSINSKAS. Survived by sister-in-law Clementine BARSKUTIS and family of Chicago, Illinois. Fondly remembered by Deborah and Douglas LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister. He was born on May 8, 1905 in Ukmerge, Lithuania, Stasys was the son of the late Justinas and Elizabea BARSKUTIS. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville 519-941-1392 on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Rd., Toronto on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Spring interment will be held at McNeil Cemetery, Priceville, Ontario. Memorial donations in memory of Stasys may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
NIEPAGE, Donald Herbert (March 5, 1933-March 28, 2005)
Surrounded by the love of family and Friends, Don is now in God's loving presence after battling Multiple Myeloma complicated by meningitis. Don leaves behind his cherished wife and best friend Pat of 48+ years. Also left to miss his love and guidance are his children Susan (Ron TWEEDY,) Stephen (Tamara,) and Scott (Charlotte) and his grandchildren Martin WATSON, Colleen and Don TWEEDY, Sarah and Mark NIEPAGE, Mitchell and Dylan NIEPAGE. Don is survived and will be missed by his brother Ken (Norma) and sisters Diane (Mike TAILOR/TAYLOR,) and Norma (Bob KENT) and their families. Don had taken great pride in the home he and Pat built in Nashville, Ontario for 45 years before the love of nature called them to reside at Severn Falls, where Don had spent his summers since childhood. The family will receive Friends at the Coldwater Funeral Home, 22 Sturgeon Bay Road, Coldwater (705-686-3344 or 1-888-645-5485) on Thursday, March 31 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Gray Street, Coldwater on Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation, or to the Building Fund of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Coldwater or to the charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
NEILL, Helen
At Wyndham Manor, Oakville, on Monday, April 4, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved aunt of Ian SMILLIE, Colin WATSON and Heather AYCAN and her husband Ara; great-aunt of David and Robyn AYCAN and Rowan WILSON- SMILLIE. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge St. at Goulding, south of Steeles) Thursday, 2 p.m. until time of complete service Thursday at 3 p.m. Cremation.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
AITKEN, William Charles
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William, on April 8, 2005 in his 96th year, surrounded by his family. Devoted and loving husband for 72 years of Irene (POWELL.) Dear father and father-in-law of Don and Marianne AITKEN, Judy and Brian CAMERON and Nancy and George LEONARD. Very proud grandfather of Suzanne (Roy) ARENDSE, Carolyn (Tom) WATSON, Michael (Danette) CAMERON, Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer (Matthew) GRIFFITHS, Stephen (Sonia) LEONARD and Matthew (Heather) LEONARD. Loving great-grandfather of 12. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. A private family service will be held at Leaside United Church. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 15 Toronto Street, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3, would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-12 published
WATSON, Catherine (née STEPHENSON)
Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital, on April 10, 2005, in her 51st year. Beloved wife of Eric, treasured mother of Tara Marie, and devoted daughter to Fran. Loving aunt to Erin, Alex, Maggie, Michelle, Cheryl, and Rachel. Cathy is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law Linda, Wendy (Peter), Jean (Jeff), Joan (Paul), Doug, and Richard, her dear Friends Joe and Lynn, and her brother Tom and his wife Sophie. Cathy is predeceased by her daddy, Simon. She will be greatly missed by all family and Friends who were touched by her kind warmth, compassion, and generosity. Cathy has begun her journey to a better and happier place. Eric always called Cathy his little Mini Mouse. He loved her with every ounce of his soul. Tara wishes Mom has found the angels she has always dreamed about. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, (south of Steeles, at Goulding) on Thursday April 14, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. until time of service at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Ontario, 294 Ridge Road North, P.O. Box 687, Ridgeway, Ontario, L0S 1N0, 1-800-368-8377. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-13 published
WATSON, Gertrude
At the Champlain Manor Orillia, on Sunday, April 10, 2005, in her 94th year. Gertrude WATSON of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Skid WATSON. Loving mom of Tag WATSON of Ancaster and Margaret PEMBERTON and her husband Brian of Milton Keynes, England. Loved gramma of Alissa and Karyn. Survived by her brother Thomas MAYNARD of Woodstock and predeceased by her sister Ruth CARVER. An active member of the Orillia community for many years, Gertrude was a former citizen of the year (1976) and helped out many local organizations. She was also known as "Mrs. Camp Summerland" to hundreds of boys and girls who camped on the eastern shores of Lake Couchiching. The family will receive Friends at the L. Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Goldwater Street East, Orillia, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 16, 2005, from 11 o'clock until time of funeral service at 1 o'clock. Interment St. Andrew's - St. James' Cemetery, Orillia. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (Orillia Branch) would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolence are welcome at: www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by Carson Funeral Homes.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-21 published
WATSON, Ella
Born in Belfast, Ireland on August 3, 1903, Ella died in Toronto on March 12, 2005. The only child of W. John WATSON and Mary Jane (PARKER) WATSON, Ella was predeceased by Elizabeth MATHER, her companion of many years. Ella was a fine musician who devoted her talents to the church, and more recently, to the chapel of the Newbigging Funeral Home. She worked in the treasury department of the Toronto Transit Commission for forty-nine years. Remembering Ella's life with gratitude are family members Thelma and Tedd SMITH, Lillian WATSON, Lois WATSON and Jack ADRICHEM, Peter and Ross with their families, and a devoted circle of Friends. A service of thanksgiving and remembrance will be held at Islington United Church (Burnhamthorpe Road and Dundas Street) on Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ministries of Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
BARKER, A. Nita
Peacefully at the Paris Willett Hospital on April 21st, 2005 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Grant (2004) for 64 years. Loving mother of Bette KITCHEN of South River, Bert (Sonja) of Brantford, Ann DAVIS of Kitchener, Mary (Al) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Cambridge and Dan (Stella) of Simcoe. Devoted grandma to 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Irvin WATSON of Tottenham and her brother-in-law Jim AUSTIN of Toronto. Predeceased by her sister Mildred AUSTIN. Nita was an active member of both Burford United Church and Fairview United Church in Brantford. She will be dearly missed by her caring neighbours and her long time euchre partners. The family will receive Friends at the "Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel", 96 West Street, Brantford an Monday April 25th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 26th, 2005 at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to Fairview United Church or to the charity of your choice would be deeply appreciated. Thorpe Brothers' (519) 759-2211 www.dignitymemorial.org

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
PINK, Viola
Peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged. Beloved wife of the late Leigh PINK (1988) and dear sister to Bill and Joyce WATSON, Alex and his late wife Mildred WATSON, and the late Margaret COCHRANE (2003.) Also survived by sisters-in-law Fran PINK, Kay NETTLETON, Dorothy HALLER, nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Wednesday from 12: 30 p.m. until time of complete service in the chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Special thanks to the staff of the 5th Floor at Seven Oaks for their loving care. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
FIELDER, Delilah " Lila" Tamar (née HUGILL)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Extendicare, Haliburton, in her 103rd year. Wife of the late Arthur Mancel FIELDER (1986,) beloved mother of Patricia BRANDBURN and her partner Maurice McILVENNY. Predeceased by daughter Velma HOLLOWAY, son Wilbert and sons-in-law Harry HOLLOWAY and Maurice BRADBURN. Dear grandma of Wayne HOLLOWAY and his wife Sharlene, Brenda PARKES and her husband Larry, and Lenna BRADBURN and her husband Gord LOUKES. Great-grandma of Clayton, Kevin, Grant, Carolyn, and Stephanie. Also grandma to Rosemary, Raymond, Jackie and families. Survived by her sister-in-law Jean FIELDER, predeceased by brothers Earl and William HUGILL and sister Annie WATSON. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Minden K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Then to the Minden United Church for a Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception will immediately follow the service at the Church (downstairs). Interment at the Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial donations to the Extendicare Proud Pioneers, Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (H.H.H.S.F.) or to the Minden United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-03 published
'Eco-hero' HUNTER dead at 63
Seminal figure in global environmental movement
Respected author of 13 books had long career in television news
By Joseph HALL, Staff Reporter
The ice was cracking as the sealing boat bore down on Bob HUNTER and the cold green sea was bubbling up around his feet.
"I said, okay, when this ice goes, you jump to the right and I'll jump to the left," his friend and fellow environmental activist Paul WATSON recalls of that David and Goliath confrontation he shared with HUNTER off the Labrador coast back in 1976.
"But Bob said ' I'm not going anywhere.' And the damned boat stopped."
HUNTER, the Greenpeace co-founder who came into countless Toronto living rooms in his housecoat as a quirky commentator on Citytv's Breakfast Television, died yesterday after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 63.
Described by Friends and colleagues as a congenial, funny, kind and fiercely brave rebel, HUNTER was a seminal figure in the global environmental movement. His Greenpeace work in the 1970s and 1980s helped achieve moratoriums on whaling and the Newfoundland seal hunt (since lifted) and a ban on nuclear testing in the Pacific.
It also ushered in a general global concern for the environment that had been largely absent before he and his "eco-warrior" comrades took the stage.
HUNTER was Citytv's environment reporter for 15 years, and also was also a founding contributor to the Toronto weekly eye and the author of 13 books.
Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, October 13, 1941, HUNTER became "a child of the '60s" and dropped out of school for a career in writing.
He ended up at The Vancouver Sun, ultimately becoming the country's first counter-culture columnist before sailing aboard the Phyllis Cormack in late 1971 to demonstrate against U.S. nuclear tests on Amchitka Island off the coast of Alaska.
That trip precipitated the formation of the group that would become Greenpeace. He was the organization's original president and chairman and held the first membership card.
In the mid-'70s as the organization's president he didn't hesitate to take on those he deemed irresponsible.
In 1976, he took Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to task for Canada's continuing export of nuclear technology to developing countries. He called the leader "one of the greatest living threats to the survival of the planet."
But by 1982 he had returned to his first love as a writer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Beachcombers series and as a columnist for The North Shore News in Vancouver
"I was the right person in the right place," said HUNTER of his pivotal role in Greenpeace's dissident activities to halt the slaughter of whales.
"But when it's done, I think you can get into a habit of just clinging to it because you don't know what to do next, whereas I knew all along I wanted to get back to what I was doing already."
WATSON, however, says HUNTER's role in the success of Greenpeace cannot be overstated.
"There are a lot of us who could be called (Greenpeace) co-founders, but I would describe Bob as the founding father," he says.
"He was the one who picked it up when it was faltering in the early 1970s and made it what it is today. If not for Bob HUNTER, there would not be a Greenpeace Foundation today."
"Bob was one of a critical mass of environmental people with a media focus," says long-time friend Dan McDERMOTT, director of the Sierra Club of Canada's Ontario chapter.
"He had the vision to look across cultures and to use the media to move the message."
Confrontational stunts at sea became his Greenpeace trademark even as they literally put HUNTER's life on the line.
Indeed, many say it was the televised image of a harpoon flying over WATSON's head and into a whale he was trying to protect in the mid-'70s that brought environmentalism into the public eye.
Premier Dalton McGUINTY paid tribute to HUNTER, who ran for the Liberals in a 2001 by-election, finishing second to New Democrat Michael PRUE.
"Ontario and Canada have lost a very important citizen. Bob HUNTER was larger than life," McGUINTY said yesterday.
"Some people talk about saving the world. Bob HUNTER devoted his life to saving the world," he said.
In 2000, HUNTER was named one of Time magazine's eco-heroes of the century.
HUNTER died surrounded by his wife, Bobbi and his children Will, Emily, Conan and Justine, according to Citytv.
A memorial service will be announced shortly.
With files from Ashante INFANTRY and Robert BENZIE

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-03 published
MURDOCH, William J. " Billy"
Retired from City of Toronto. Member of Ulster Accordion Band. Suddenly on Monday May 2nd, 2005, William J. (Billy) passed away. Beloved husband of Violet (née LAVERY.) Dear father of John, Colleen and husband Glen MUNRO, Maureen and husband Bill SMITH. Dear Papa to Ashley, Daniel, Destiny and Nat. Loving brother of Bernice MAWHINNEY, Phyllis HAMPTON and Anne WATSON. Billy will be missed by many family and Friends. Visitation to be held at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd. (between Eglinton and St. Clair Ave E.) on Wednesday May 4th between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to be held on Thursday May 5th in the chapel at 11: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if so desired donations to the charity of choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
BUSH, Keith William
Passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, May 1, 2005, in his 62nd year. Loving husband of Reverend Gail CONRICK of Smithfield. Loving father of Kathleen BUSH and David FALLOWS and Emily BUSH all of Toronto and step-father of Victoria RUSSELL and Wayne of Toronto, Emily SCHAAFSMA and Richard of Brockville and Grant PILON and Samantha of Sudbury. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer, Hannah and Benjamin. Survived by his sisters Pam MATTHEWSON and Brian, Jane CORBEIL and Marcel and Caroline WATSON and Billy. Keith will be remembered by his niece, nephews and many Friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home - West Chapel, 170 Dundas St. West, Trenton. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Smithfield United Church on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Tom WALTON officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Smithfield Christian Community Church c/o Michael Haines would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and guest book at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-04 published
RUSSELL, Robert James
On Sunday, May 1st, 2005 at the William Osler Health Centre, Brampton, after a brief illness, Bob, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Marlene (WATSON) for 37 years. Cherished father of Robert "Louie" RUSSELL and his wife Carolyn (MALONEY.) Loving grandfather of James Robert RUSSELL and Baby Angel Robert Patrick (April 15th to April 18th, 2005). Robert is lovingly remembered by his mother Violet RUSSELL and is survived by his sister Susan BARBER and her husband Richard, nephew Scott and niece Sharlene and her husband Alex CLARKE. He was predeceased by his father Robert James in 1976. He will be affectionately remembered by his mother-in-law Ann (WATSON) MASTERS, Marlene's sisters and brother, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews as well as the Watson family. Friends Dr. David JOLLEY, Dr. Paul BELZYCKI, Howard ROY and in spirit Nicolas Harvey were at his side in his final hours. Bob's contribution and involvement at the York Skeet Club for over 20 years as a lifetime member and past director will be missed by his many Friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrews Community Funeral Centre (905) 456-8190 where a private family service will be held. A tribute is being planned at a later date. Memorial donations to the Intensive Care Unit at William Osler Health Centre or the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation in memory of Baby Robert Patrick RUSSELL would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
McVEAN, Euphemia " Faye" (née WATSON)
Peacefully at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 in her 86th year. Faye was a World War 2 Veteran serving with the Army (Nursing Sisters). Devoted wife of the late James McVEAN (1995.) Loving mother of Joan and her husband Don ROBB and Alex McVEAN and his wife Susan. Dear grandmother of Melanie and Chad McVEAN and his wife Jennifer. Thank you to her many Friends for their acts of kindness and support. Faye was a long standing member of Hamilton Golf and Country Club where she enjoyed the love of the game with her Friends. A special thank you to the Staff of Appleby Place and Carpenter Hospice for their tender care and compassion. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Faye to the Carpenter Hospice or Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation (Cancer Clinic) would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-13 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Donna G. (née WATSON)
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 74th year. Dearly loved wife of Stanley B. TAILOR/TAYLOR and loved mother of Gehrig MERRITT of Vancouver, Leslie McCLURE of Saint Thomas, S. Wayne TAILOR/TAYLOR of Hamilton and Scott R. TAILOR/TAYLOR of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Heather, Sarah, Andrew and James. Donna was born in Saint Thomas on March 28, 1932. She was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude WATSON. Donna worked for the Ontario Medical Association as secretary to the President. She was an avid Photographer and Photo Journalist. She also was a soloist at Knox Presbyterian Church and Trinity Anglican Church in past years. A Public Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Adopt a Book Program of the Saint Thomas Public Library. Visitation Monday from 12: 00-1:00 p.m.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
Friends bid activist farewell
Hundreds jam memorial service
'Hug this tree, for me. Love, Bob'
By Emily CHUNG, Staff Reporter
The Great Hall at the University of Toronto's Hart House was jammed yesterday with hundreds of people inspired by Bob HUNTER's conviction that one person can make a difference in the world.
The event was a memorial service for HUNTER, who died May 2 of prostate cancer but lived for 63 years before that as a journalist and world-renowned environmentalist who co-founded Greenpeace.
The service was attended by all ages. Some were pierced and dyed, others dressed neatly in black. Some wore expensive jewellery, some toted bike helmets.
"There's more trouble in this room than I've ever seen in one place," said HUNTER's friend Gord PERKS.
Trouble like Katrina MILLER of the Toronto Environmental Alliance, one of the many activists whose causes HUNTER publicized during his 15 years as an environment reporter with Citytv.
HUNTER awarded her a title for her work getting pesticides banned in Toronto that she wears proudly.
"There's something very special about Bob HUNTER calling you a Damn Fine Activist," MILLER said.
And there were dozens of fans like Bonnie and Kerre BRIGGS, long-time activists (mostly anti-poverty these days) who admired HUNTER but never met him.
"The Wales and the seals are really going to miss Bob," Bonnie said.
Kerre recalls that as a "schlubby, long-haired" 14-year-old, he started a petition to protest nuclear testing in Alaska the same week HUNTER co-founded Greenpeace. At the time, environmentalism was "a hippie thing of no great consequence," Kerre said, but HUNTER changed that. "He is my role model. He was my inspiration."
In the official program, letters were read from Prime Minister Paul MARTIN, environmentalist David SUZUKI and Toronto Mayor David MILLER. Friends and family, from HUNTER's wife Bobbi and Citytv boss Moses ZNAIMER to Premier Dalton McGUINTY and fellow activist Paul WATSON, shared memories in their eulogies that drew both laughter and tears.
As they followed a bagpiper's "Amazing Grace" out of the hall, people cradled tiny spruce saplings that had been laid out on the forest-green tablecloths for Friends to take home and plant. To each tree was attached a note that read, "Embrace your Friends, Love your family, Celebrate all life, And hug this tree, for me. Love, Bob."
Outside the doors, many paid tribute to HUNTER by continuing his work. A table solicited donations for a memorial environmental studies scholarship at the University of Toronto.
Greenpeace activists took the photos and signatures of supporters for a "virtual march" against whaling in Korea.
WATSON told the crowd that an activists' ship fuelled by alternative energy is getting ready to launch.
"The ship will be called the Robert Lorne Hunter," he said. "Bob will be going back to sea."

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-27 published
WATSON, William Gordon
At Sunset Manor in Collingwood on May 25, 2005 in his 91st year. Loving husband of the late Jeanne (July 13, 1998). Loving father of Suzanne, Margaret and her husband Eric, Paul and his wife Christine, Elizabeth and her husband Peter, Christine and her husband Tom, Tom and his wife Meme, Helen and her husband Marc, Valerie and her husband Brian. We will love you and will miss you Pop. Grandfather will be sadly missed by Andrew and Liam, Patrick and Jennifer, Michael and Valerie, Joseph, Tyler and Ryan, Matthew and Katharine. Survived by his loving sister Doris and predeceased by his brother Leonard and sister Helen. Friends may call at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Rd. East, Wasaga Beach, 705-429-1040, Friday, May 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (63 Elgin Street), Collingwood, Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 9: 30 am. Cremation to follow. Cremation Interment will take place at a later date from Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Collingwood. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-12 published
PATTERSON, H. Noel
(Paul Harris Fellow) Passed away peacefully on Friday June 10th, 2005 in his 76th year. Noel, beloved husband of Barbara PATTERSON. Loving father of Peggy FOURACRE (Jim), Geri STAFF (Phil), Karen McCOLEMAN (Doug), David (Theresa), Dell (Roddy TATTEN), Howard and predeceased by his son R.J. Dearest grandfather to Cassandra WATSON (Gary), Jason MITCHELL, Sean PATTERSON (Cheryl), Heather WOODS (David), Megan McCOLEMAN, Jenna, Nicholas, Melanie and Marlie PATTERSON and Tyler and Meredith PATTERSON. Great-grandfather of Robin, Kyla, Matthew and Adam. Noël will be sadly missed by his many Friends and associates in the insurance industry, in the Rotary Club of Streetsville and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Streetsville. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road, South of 401) on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 293 Queen Street South, Streetsville on Tuesday June 14th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Family prefers donations, in lieu of flowers, be directed to the Parkinson Society.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-15 published
McHARDY, Florence " Flo" (née WALLACE)
Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Rouge Valley on Monday, June 13, 2005. Flo (née WALLACE,) in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late Alec. She will be remembered always and sadly missed by her very close knit family. Dear mother of Arlene (Bill) CRAWFORD, of Kelowna, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of Bill (Marie) and Bob (Robyn), great-grandmother of Vanessa and Danielle, both of Edmonton, Alec, and great-great-grandmother of Ryan, of Edmonton. Cherished sister of Anne (Tom) FOSTER, of Orillia, Doris (Al) DANIELS, of Newmarket, Frank (Jean) WALLACE, of Newmarket, and Bob (Olive) WALLACE, of Tweed. Also missed by her sisters-in-law, Kay, Irene and Marion, and by her numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends throughout Canada, U.S.A., and Scotland. Predeceased by her parents, James and Eva WALLACE, her sister Nora ROGERS, and her brothers, Bill, Jim, Ernie, Bert and Jack WALLACE. Special thanks to her niece, Marion FOSTER, and long time Friends, Iris and Bill LINDSAY and Lottie WATSON, for their constant support and visitation. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Service and Committal in our Chapel on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favourite charity would be gratefully appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
SCHUMACHER, Karl-Heinz
Passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Saturday, June 18, 2005 in Toronto, at the age of 85. Loving husband to Marcelle SCHUMACHER. Cherished Daddy of Dianne SCHUMACHER, Shirley MacMILLAN and Francine (Tom) WATSON. Proud Papa to Chris (Kim) MacMILLAN, Mike (Joanne) RYAN, Jason MacMILLAN and Doug RYAN. Great-papa to Cohen and Cameron MacMILLAN. Visitation will be held at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, 416-267-8229, Tuesday, June 21, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Pine Hills Mauloseum.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-20 published
WATSON, Lois
At Guelph General Hospital, on June 18, 2005, in her 66th year. Predeceased by her husband Frank. Dear mother of Frank, his wife Leslie, and Mariellen. Loving Nana of Michael, Lauren, Emma, Mattingly, Casey and Bailey. Lois will be missed by her family and Friends. Her children would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Heritage House and at Guelph General Hospital. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave. (3 lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 5633 Hwy. 7 (east of McCowan Rd.). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, a memorial donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A memorial tree will be planted at the University of Guelph Arboretum.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
WEBB, Howard E.
Peacefully at home, in his 89th year, on Thursday, June 23, 2005, with his loving wife of 60 years, Lorna, at his side. Beloved father of Dave and his wife Linda, Norm and his wife Marilou and Nancy and her partner Steve. "Pappy" will be remembered, forever and for always for his warm and nurturing nature, by his adoring grandchildren, Lisa and her husband David, Paul, Jeffrey and his wife Maggie and Kyle and Joe, all of who enjoyed many a great weekend with their beloved "Paps", at his most favourite place, Lake Kawagama, Haliburton. Howard is the loving brother of Eleanor and her husband Bill (deceased) CAMPBELL, Bob and his wife Shirley WEBB and Muriel and her husband Ron WATSON. Memorial visitation at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 10-11 a.m. Chapel service Monday June 27 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scarborough Hospital Grace Division or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-13 published
BARNES, Wilda (née WEBSTER)
Peacefully with her family by her side, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, on Monday, July 11, 2005, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, at the age of 74. Wilda is survived by her husband John, her children Cheryl SMITH (Kevin,) Charles BARNES (Glynnis), Karin BARNES (Peter ASSELIN) and Tana TURKOWIAK (George), grandchildren Savannah, Karla, Adam, Amanda, Rebecca, Hayley, Paul, Jacques, Katrina and Anthony, sister Elizabeth WATSON (Kenneth) and brother-in-law Donald BARNES (Marge.) Predeceased by her sister Dorothy. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to Reverend Howard SULLIVAN and the staff of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for their personal attention. www.smithsfh.com "She fought the good fight"

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-14 published
RAVIN, Cecelia
At Leisure World in Toronto on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 in her 106th year. Cecelia RAVIN, beloved wife of the late Roswell RAVIN. Loving mother of Ethel and her husband Andrew SIDON. Cecelia will be missed by her grandchildren Paula, Victoria and her husband Kenneth GORMAN and Ardeth and her husband Walter KOOP and great-grandchildren Brandon, Codi, Selena and Samuel. Cecelia was the last surviving member of her 5 sisters. Predeceased by a son Harold. Sorrowfully missed by a dear friend Cathy WATSON. The funeral service will be held at St. David's Presbyterian Church in Campbellville on Saturday, July 16th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation will be at the church from 11: 00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment to take place at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
WATSON, Betty J. (née JOHNSTON)
Peacefully at the Headwater Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Thursday, July 14, 2005, in her 74th year. Betty WATSON, formerly of Orillia, Malton and Port Elgin, beloved wife of the late Don J. WATSON. Loving mother of John (Ann) of Edmonton, Ab., and Judy (Michel) BROUILLARD of Tottenham. Cherished grandmother of Leigh-Ann and Ashley McNEIL, Andrew and Heather WATSON. Dear sister of Norman (June) JOHNSTON, Lena (Ralph) STEVENSON both of Orillia. Predeceased by sisters Margaret JONES and Amy TAILOR/TAYLOR. Survived by her numerous nieces, nephews and their families. The late Mrs. Betty WATSON will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, on Monday, July 18th from 1-3 p.m., no formal service, and a private family interment to take place at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Washago. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
WATSON, Helen
Passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2005 at the age of 56. Will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Tammy KEOHANE (Dennis) and former husband John. Helen will be sadly missed by her parents George and Rose (predeceased). Dear sister of Mary PROPP, Margaret KEOGH, George WATSON Jr., and Kathlene WALKER. Helen will always hold a special place in the hearts of her grandchildren Tyler and Ryan. Friends may call at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede), on Sunday, July 17th, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Monday, July 18th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Lynett Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-01 published
WATSON, Timothy Ralph
Beloved only son of Ruth WATSON and the late Claude WATSON, Tim passed away suddenly at home, in his 46th year. He is greatly missed by his mother, Ruth, and sisters Catherine, Jennifer and Elizabeth; also by his aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many Friends, including Paul and Joanne and Graham. The WATSON family will receive Friends on Wednesday, August 3 at 12: 00 noon at The Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West, Don Mills. A memorial service to celebrate Tim's life will follow at 1: 00 p.m. A second memorial service will be held at the home of Paul and Joanne BISSONNETTE on Saturday, August 6 at 1: 00 p.m. at 108 Main St. North, Acton. We hope that all of Tim's Friends will come to both services, to help celebrate his life.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
MORRISON, Marion Audrey (1941-2005)
Marion passed away on September 3, 2005 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Predeceased by her loving parents Patricia and John (Jack) MORRISON. She will be sadly missed by her step-mother Shirley WATSON, her cousins in British Columbia and Friends. Many thanks to the staff at Lincoln Place and Mount Sinai for their excellent care. A Memorial Service will be held at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Toronto General Hospital - Trillium Gift of Life, 155 University Ave., Suite 1440, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3B7. Condolences - www.rskane.ca.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-29 published
WADE, Murray
Peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at his home at R.R.#5, Sunderland, at age 68. Murray WADE, beloved husband of Jenny (née WATSON.) Loved father of Tracy and her husband Bernie RICE of Thorndale, Mike WADE and his wife Nicky of Little Britain, and Greg WADE of Sunderland. Loving Grampa of Danielle, Jake, Carly, Samantha, Jamie, Allie, Nick and Devon. Survived by his sisters Rhoda LAMB, Betty GILLESPIE, Violet ROSNAK, and Shirley ASH. The family of Murray WADE will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday, September 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, September 30th at 11 a.m. Interment Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society or to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
BLENKARN, Bruce
Owner of Hockley Valley Tree Farm. Tragically at Erie County Medical Centre, Burn Unit, Buffalo on Monday, October 10, 2005 in his 46th year; beloved husband of Jane WATSON; loving father of Jason, Steven (deceased), Shannon and Jennifer; loving son of Don and Marguerite BLENKARN and son-in-law of Sandra and the late David WATSON; dear brother of Brian (Lisa) and Brenda; also sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Saturday from 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be from Orangeville Baptist Church, Highway 10 and Hockley Road on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Blenkarn Children Trust Fund would be appreciated. A tree has been planted in memory of Bruce in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. Adedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
HUSSEY, Stanley C.
(Retired 37 year employee with Colgate-Palmolive) Peacefully, at the Toronto East General Hospital, with his family by his side, on October 11, 2005, in his 79th year. Stanley, beloved husband of 31 years to Marion. Much loved father of Sandra EBERHARDT (John), Michael (Lorraine) and Greg (Annette) and step-father to Stephen WATSON (Lixia) and William WATSON (Nancy.) Cherished grandfather of Bree and Brandy EBERHARDT, Rebecca and Rachel WATSON, Michelle, Nichole, Chris and Mike HUSSEY. Stan will be fondly remembered by his relatives and Friends. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Friday, October 14, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
WATSON, Frederick Archibald " Archie"
Peacefully, on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at the Cottage Hospital in Uxbridge, at age 93. Archie WATSON of Epsom, beloved husband of Jennie (née Cudia.) Loved father of Fred WATSON and his wife Geri of Whitby, Andrew WATSON and his wife Nancy of Guelph, and Ronald WATSON and his wife Marilyn of Pickering. He will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Archie was predeceased by his brothers Alexander and Walter. The family of Archie WATSON will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Wednesday, October 12th from 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Epsom United Church on Thursday, October 13th at 2 p.m. with Reverend Elaine LUSH officiating. Private interment Nashville Cemetery, Woodbridge. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
ELGIE, Betty Marie (née HUMPHREY) R.N.
Suddenly, at her home in Fergus, on Saturday, October 15, 2005, Betty Marie ELGIE (née HUMPHREY,) in her 78th year. Beloved wife of 54 years to Stuart ELGIE. Dear mother of Marie (Ivan McBURNEY,) Gwen (Adrian GOOYERS,) Jeanne (William WATSON) and Stuart (Jennifer MALLARD.) Loving grandmother to Sean and Shannon McBURNEY, Laura and Christina GOOYERS, Chloe and Thomas ELGIE and Nakita, Lucy and Molly. Betty was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel HUMPHREY. Survived by her sisters Stella HUMPHREY and Shirley (Norman) HUNT and brothers Gordon (Donna) HUMPHREY and Bill HUMPHREY, as well as in-laws Catherine HUMPHREY and Jean and David (Wilma) ELGIE. Predeceased by brothers John, Ernest and Elliott (Betty Jane) HUMPHREY, and in-laws George and Drew (Joyce) ELGIE and Gladys HUMPHREY. She will be missed by many HUMPHREY and ELGIE nieces and nephews, and countless Friends and neighbours on McAlister Street in Fergus and in Arran and Nichol Townships. Betty was a graduate of the class of 1949 Nursing Program at St. Joseph's Hospital, Guelph, and enjoyed a long career nursing at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, with the Victorian Order of Nurses and as a private duty nurse. Friends will be received at the Thomson and Collins Funeral Home, 160 St. David Street North, Fergus, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m., with Reverend David WHITECROSS officiating. Following a service of committal at Belsyde Cemetery, a reception will be held at the Fergus Legion. For those who wish, memorial donations to Groves Hospital Building Fund or Sleep/Wake Disorders Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-19 published
CONLIN, Win (née WILCOX)
Peacefully on Saturday, October 15th, 2005 at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa in her 98th year. Dearly loved wife of the late F.E. "Dick" CONLIN. Loving mother of Rosemary LLOYD and her husband John BONDARUK and Carol WATSON and her husband John. Dear grandmother of Jonathan LLOYD and his wife Kim, Ryan LLOYD and his wife Monique, Hilary LLOYD, Susanne BONGARD and her husband Geoff, and Sean WATSON. Great-grandmother of Chloe BONGARD. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, October 21st from 11: 00 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service in Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Keeping the Pace or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
SELLERS, John H. " Jack"
Veteran World War 2, 6 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force Squadrons 124 and 345 Transport. Passed away, at Etobicoke General Hospital, on Sunday, October 23, 2005. Beloved and cherished husband of Jessie (née DAVIDSON) for 51 years. Dear brother-in-law of Margaret WATSON and the late Wilfred WATSON. Great-uncle of Jody McKEOWN and Lori and Jean-Marc LANGEVIN and family. Uncle of the late Sandra McKEOWN (née CANON) and survived by nephew Robert McKEOWN. Jack is survived by his brother Tom SELLERS and predeceased by sisters Mary LAWSON, Bernice McCLEAN and Audry CORDIER. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Safely in the arms of his Saviour Jesus Christ

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
WATSON, John V.
(Retired 35 year Wing Commander Royal Canadian Air Force) Quietly at home on October 22, 2005 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Florence. Loving Dad of Deborah and her husband David SCHARF. Proud Grandfather of John and his wife Linda. Dear brother-in-law of Laura WATSON. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main St. Stouffvllle (905-642-2855) on Wednesday from 12 noon until service time at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Markham-Stouffvllle Hospital Building Fund.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-25 published
DAXON, Phyllis (née ALGUIRE)
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto on October 23rd, 2005 at 79 years of age. Devoted wife of the late John. Greatly missed by her five children, Dawnne (Victor DISTAULO), Julie, Trevor (Debbie WATSON), Laura and Ray. Proud grandmother of eight, Erinn, Cara, Perrie, Justin, Laity, Thomas, Katherine and Sarah. Beloved sister of Patricia EVANS and Wes ALGUIRE. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-01 published
BRUMWELL, Darlene Fay (KENNEDY)
At Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Norman Site, October 30, 2005, age 64 years. Loving wife of Neal BRUMWELL, Mackenzie St. (Forest) Lambton Shores. Dearest mother of Carla (Ken) LUCIER, Forest and Terry (Lesley) BRUMWELL, Camlachie. Caring grandmother of Jessica and Michael LUCIER, Travis, Hunter, Brady and Carson BRUMWELL. Sister of Doris (Jim) WATSON, Toronto. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. (Forest) Lambton Shores, where funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be mailed directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Pt. Edward, Ontario, N7V 1A6. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Bluewater Health Intensive Care Unit Mitton Site and Palliative Care Norman Site for their care and compassion. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of Darlene by the Dodge family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
MIDDLEBROOK, Muriel Roberta (RITCHIE)
Peacefully passed away at the McCall Centre, Queensway on Wednesday, November 9, 2005; Muriel RITCHIE, beloved wife of the late Albert Francis (Frank) MIDDLEBROOK. Loving mother of Dianne and her husband Rick WATSON, Jeanette SPROGIS- LAJOY and her husband Dave LAJOY, Ruth MICHAUD, Paul and his wife Becky, Jayne and her husband Alfred THORN. Dearly loved grandmother of Lisa, Kim, Karen, Andy, Meagan, Laurel, Casey, Dan, Mackenzie, Adam, Jessica, Julie and great-grandmother of Conner and Hailey. Predeceased by her 5 brothers Allan, Howard, Caral, Wilbert and Glenville. Mrs. MIDDLEBROOK is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and MIDDLEBROOK Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Christ United Church, 1700 Mazo Drive, Mississauga on Monday at 1 p.m. Followed by interment in Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
PECKAN, Margaret Butchart (née WATSON)
On Wednesday, November 9, 2005, peacefully, after a short illness. Her parents, Isabel and Neil, and her brother, Claire, predeceased her. Her husband of fifty-eight years, Mike, and her four daughters, Donna SOUTHERN, Karen, Cathy and Li PECKAN, will lovingly miss her. She will also be missed by her sons-in-law, Rick, Stewart and James. Nanny is never to be forgotten by her granddaughters, Pam, Bev, and Arielle, her great son-in-law Shawn and the newest love of her life, her great-grand_son, Reid. Also saddened are the family she chose, Kay LESLIE, and Marcela and Juvylyn LAMSES. Private family memorial service to be held prior to interment at Lakefield Cemetery. If desired, online condolences, and remembrances to The Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation may be made by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-742-1875, or at www. CommunityAlternative.ca and would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-03 published
WATSON, Edward
(Retired employee of DeHavilland Aircraft)
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Emily. Loving father of Linda and her husband Bruce. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ian and his late wife Deborah, Carrie and her husband Gerry and great-grandchildren Kyle, Ryan and Reece. Fondly remembered by his family and Friends. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 156 Floyd Ave. on Sunday, December 11th at 11: 30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 416-698-3121.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
WATSON, Ethel M.
Peacefully at Marnwood Life Care Centre on Saturday, December 3, 2005 in her 89th year. Ethel, beloved wife of the late W. Harold WATSON. Loved mother of Ted and his wife Georgina, David and his wife Patsy, Denise and her husband Claude MARTEL, Patricia FIRESTONE and the late Paul WATSON. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren. Dear sister of Lawrence ABBS, Ruth CROZIER and the late Ted ABBS and Pearl FINLAYSON. Friends may pay their respects at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Morris Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Donations to Trinity United Church Building Fund or Memorial Hospital Foundation, Bowmanville in Ethel's memory would be gratefully appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
SINCLAIR, Robert Wesley Bertram " Bob"
Passed away suddenly, in Shenzhen, China, on Sunday, November 20, 2005, at the age of 65. Robert Wesley Bertram SINCLAIR of China and formerly of Burlington. Survived by his wife Xinyi. Cherished father of Michael and his wife Jacqueline of Dundas, Suzanne of Barrie, and Warren of Burlington. Beloved grandfather to Jason, Lauren, and Connor. Dear brother of James SINCLAIR and his wife Shirley of Wiarton, and Marilyn and her husband Ray WATSON of Wiarton. Uncle to Mary-Lynn, Dianne, and Ian. Predeceased by his parents Bert and Meta SINCLAIR. Bob was an educator with the Peel Board of Education for almost 30 years and taught in China for the past 4 years. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Cremation has taken place. A Service to celebrate Bob's life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 1 o'clock p.m. Visiting two hours prior to the service. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A pine tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bob. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-17 published
FOLEY, Jean Grace (née WITTON)
On Wednesday, December 14th, 2005, Jean Grace FOLEY (WITTON) passed away at home in Toronto, surrounded by the presence and love of her family, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas James FOLEY, daughter of the late Harold and Mabel WITTON. Loving mother of T. Lewis FOLEY. Special aunt to Robert WITTON (Beverly) and Joan WATSON (Greg.) Fondly remembered by great-nieces Nicole and Lindsay WITTON, and great-nephews Steffan, Lee, Simon and Casey WATSON. Predeceased by her brother Lewis James WITTON (2004.) Survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy WITTON. Special thanks to Dr. Lorraine WOODS, Temmy Latner Palliative Care Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. D. THOW, Yolande and special neighbours Isabel and Andre. Also thanks to the many caring support workers who helped Jean fulfill her desire to remain at home throughout the course of her illness. Funeral service will be held today (Saturday, December 17th, 2005) at 3: 00 p.m. at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. N., Brantford. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated as an expression of your sympathy. McCleister (519) 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-22 published
HOLMAN, Viola (née WATSON)
On Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the Scarborough General Hospital. Viola, loved mother of Marlene, Joanne and Eric and his wife Mary Ann. Beloved grandmother of Patti, David, Paul, Lisa, Megan and Christopher. She also leaves her 9 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel & Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave E., 416-267-8229) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. "We will miss you, Mom and Nanny"

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-31 published
KING, Marguerite Ann (née LUDWIG)
Peacefully, on December 26, 2005, in Toronto, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late George "Joe" KING. Beloved mother of Robert (Dominique VIAU,) Carol WATSON, Patricia MELANSON (Jean-Louis,) and John (Cathy TOROK,) and step-mother of the late Helen, Allan and Dolores LEE (Earl.) She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Robert, Paul, David, Charles (Kelly), and Courtney. Visitation and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Gibson Long-Term Care Centre, 1925 Steeles Avenue East (near Leslie), Toronto, on Friday, January 6, 2006, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Grateful thanks from Marguerite's family to the staff at the Gibson for their care and support in the last years of her life. There will be a private interment in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery family plot. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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