WOODMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-19 published
WAGAR, Dale
Suddenly on Friday, December 16th, 2005, Dale WAGAR, of London, in his 56th year passed away while refereeing a charity hockey game with his Ontario Provincial Police Colleagues by his side. Devoted and much loved husband of Judy (FOX) WAGAR. Loving father to Christopher WAGAR (Amanda) of Kingston, Patricia JACKSON of London, Andrew WAGAR of Kingston, Jill COLES (Andrew) of London and Morgan WAGAR (Chad) of Kingston. Also loved by 4 grandchildren: Izabella, Jackson, Tristan and Aiden. Dear brother of Hal WAGAR (Donna) of Campbellford. Predeceased by his parents Verdeen and Maude (WOODMAN) WAGAR. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, December 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from St. James Westminster Anglican Church (115 Askin Street) with Archdeacon Ken ANDERSON officiating on Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 at 2 p.m. with the interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Those of you wishing to make a donation are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WOODMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2005-10-14 published
Plucky four-year-old succumbs to cancer
By Micheal GENNINGS, The Connection, Page 4
Racheal WOODMAN four, of Stayner lost her battle with glioblastoma early Thursday morning.
Family friend Helen WATERS told The Connection that Racheal died at her Stayner home shortly after 6 a.m. with her parents at her side.
Racheal was the daughter of Suzanne TWIGGER and Ivan WOODMAN.
The little girl was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a brain tumour, on October 13, 2003.
Since her diagnosis Racheal had been in and out of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, where she received treatment, including chemotherapy.
Doctors say that 50 per cent or less of the children diagnosed with glioblastoma survive.
Racheal was well-known in the community. People rallied around Racheal and her family during the little girl's health troubles, donating money to help cover expenses.
Among the organizations to step up to the plate was the Royal Canadian Legion and numerous individuals.
Family and Friends can pay their respect to Racheal's family at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home in Stayner today (Friday). A visitation is from 3-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.
A funeral for Racheal will take place at 1: 30 p.m at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street, in Collingwood on Saturday.

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WOODMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-10-19 published
Racheal loses her battle to live
Youngster dies two years after diagnosis
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 1
Racheal WOODMAN, four, of Stayner lost her battle with glioblastoma early Thursday morning.
Family friend Helen WATERS told The Sun that Racheal died at her Stayner home shortly after 6 a.m. with her parents at her side.
Racheal was the daughter of Suzanne TWIGGER and Ivan WOODMAN.
The little girl was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a brain tumour, on October 13, 2003.
Since her diagnosis Racheal had been in and out of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, where she received treatment, including chemotherapy.
Doctors say that 50 per cent or less of the children diagnosed with glioblastoma survive.
During her struggle, Racheal became well-known in the community. People rallied around the red-head and her family, donating money to help cover expenses.
Among the organizations to step up to the plate was the Royal Canadian Legion, and numerous individuals.
Also mourning Racheal's death are her grandparents Wayne and Joanne TWIGGER. Bonnie and Barry FIEBIG, Jim and Iona ANDERSON, Teddie and Marie WOODMAN and great-grandparents Wesley and Reta BASSO, Beryl BROCK and Doris FIEBIG.
A funeral for Racheal was at at First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood on Saturday.
The family said that donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation for Paediatric Research, 301-620 Colborne. Street, London, Ontario, N6B 3R9 or the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8.

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WOODMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2005-10-19 published
WOODMAN, Racheal
Passed away peacefully at home with her Mommy and Daddy by her side, on Thursday October 13, 2005, at the age of 4. Racheal of Stayner, loving daughter of Suzanne TWIGGER and Ivan WOODMAN. Adored granddaughter of Wayne and Joanne TWIGGER, Bonnie and Barry FIEBIG, Jim and Iona ANDERSON, Teddie and Marie WOODMAN and great-grand-daughter of Wesley and Reta BASSO, Beryl BROCK and Doris FIEBIG. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) on Friday October 14, 2005. Funeral Service was held at First Presbyterian Church, Collingwood on Saturday October 15, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. If desired, donations in Racheal's memory may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation for Paediatric Research, 301-620 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6B 3R9 or the Hospital For Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca
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WOODMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-08 published
HYNES, Leonard Henry
At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Friday August 5, 2005 at the age of 55 years. Len HYNES of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Pefferlaw, predeceased by his parents Joseph and Barbara HYNES. Dear brother of Mary HYNES of Regina, Charles HYNES (June) of Cavan, Barb HOOVER (Stan) of Teeswater, Linda WOODMAN (Gary) of Woodville, Phil HYNES (Sue) of Beaverton, Alice HYNES of Orillia, and Wanda MORTIMER (Steve) of Peterborough. Brother in law of Audrey HYNES of Goodwood. Predeceased by his brother Clif. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, Saturday August 13, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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WOODROFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
JONES, Nancy Louise (WOODROFFE)
Passed away at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, Nancy WOODROFFE, in her 63rd year, wife of the late William Russell JONES (2002;) loving sister of Carol DUNCAN of Orangeville; aunt of Peggy (Hugh) STILL, David (Brenda) DUNCAN and Patricia (Glen) HANSEN, and Trudy SKINNER; great-aunt of Nicholas NESBITT, Carly and Macey DUNCAN and Darcy, Kelsey, and Rachel HANSEN; daughter-in-law of Lillian STOISLOW; sister-in-law of Jo-Anne and Diana; and good Friends Roswitha and Helmut KLAUS. Nancy will be sadly missed by her other relatives and Friends. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519) 941-1392, on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 1 hour prior to service time. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre Dialysis Unit or the Credit Valley Hospital Cancer Care Unit would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WOODROFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-08 published
WOODROFFE, Audrey Merle
Passed away peacefully on October 6, 2005 at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband Gordon and son Peter. Loving mother of Mike and Karin. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences www.rskane.ca. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Forever and ever plus a day.

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WOODROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-26 published
SCHAFFER, Deanna (née KLEINMAN)
(Malmar Catering/Tastefully Yours)
Suddenly at her home on Thursday, November 24, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Thomas (Tom) Israel SCHAFFER. She will be deeply missed by her children Michael and his wife Melodie, Alliza and her husband Cory WOODROW, and Jocelyn (Marnie) and her fiance Joel. She was a fabulous Booba to Sierra, Jasper, Emma and Fraser. Loving daughter of Celia and the late Morris KLEINMAN of London, England. Dear sister to Alan and Bronya KLEINMAN and Ian and Yvonne KLEINMAN. Beloved daughter-in-law of Shoshanna and the late Tibi SCHWARTZ and sister-in-law to Miriam and Tzvi PERCHIK of Tel Aviv, Israel. Deanna will be greatly missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and her many devoted Friends and customers. A funeral service will take place on Sunday, November 27 at Steeles Memorial Chapel (350 Steeles Ave. West) at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Beth Torah section. Shiva will be observed at 87 Tansley Road, Thornhill (Clark and New Westminster). Donations in Deanna's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Sick Children's Hospital would be appreciated.

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WOODROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
LAIDLAW, James Alexander Gordon
Entered into rest peacefully at his home on Balsam Lake after a brief illness, surrounded by his entire family on Monday August 29, 2005. Jim LAIDLAW, in his 73rd year, was the beloved husband and best friend of Beverley LAIDLAW (FRALEIGH) for over 50 years. Loving father of Jimmy LAIDLAW and Kathy of Ajax, Peggy LAIDLAW and Chuck of Bobcaygeon, Barb LAIDLAW and Steve of Ottawa, Nancy LAIDLAW and George of Ajax, Susie LAIDLAW and Ian of Oshawa and predeceased by his son Bobby. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Christine NISBETT, Shawn NISBETT, Steven LAIDLAW, Bonnie LAIDLAW and Alyssa ROSSITER- LAIDLAW and by his 7 step grandchildren. Dear son of the late Jim LAIDLAW and Harriet BOYLE. Dearly remembered by his Aunt Peg WOODROW of Lindsay and predeceased by his Aunt Jean SHIELDS. A private funeral service was held at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434) on Wednesday, August 31. Cremation has taken place. At Jim's request, a "Celebration of Life" will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 12: 00 p.m. at 280 Balsam Lake Drive, Kirkfield. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sunnybrook and Women's Neurological Department would be appreciated by the family and may be directed to the funeral home.

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WOODROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
SCHAFFER, Deanna (née KLEINMAN)
(Malmar Catering/Tastefully Yours)
Suddenly at her home on Thursday, November 24, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Thomas (Tom) Israel SCHAFFER. She will be deeply missed by her children Michael and his wife Melodie, Alliza and her husband Cory WOODROW, and Jocelyn (Marnie) and her fiance Joel. She was a fabulous Booba to Sierra, Jasper, Emma and Fraser. Loving daughter of Celia and the late Morris KLEINMAN of London, England. Dear sister to Alan and Bronya KLEINMAN and Ian and Yvonne KLEINMAN. Beloved daughter-in-law of Shoshanna and the late Tibi SCHWARTZ and sister-in-law to Miriam and Tzvi PERCHIK of Tel Aviv, Israel. Deanna will be greatly missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and her many devoted Friends and customers. A funeral service will take place on Sunday, November 27 at Steeles Memorial Chapel (350 Steeles Ave. West) at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Beth Torah section. Shiva will be observed at 87 Tansley Road, Thornhill (Clark and New Westminster). Donations in Deanna's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Sick Children's Hospital would be appreciated.

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WOODRUFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
WOODRUFF, Doctor Merrill Emerson, O.D., M.A., PhD.
(February 3, 1925-May 8, 2005)
After a long illness, Emerson WOODRUFF of Waterloo, passed away at Chateau Gardens, Elmira on May 8, 2005.
Merrill Emerson WOODRUFF was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. After completing high school, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Flying Officer, and soon after began his optometric studies at the College of Optometry of Ontario. When Doctor WOODRUFF graduated in 1950, he received the J.C. Thompson Memorial award for highest achievement in theoretical optometry.
Doctor WOODRUFF practiced optometry in West Lorne and Blenheim, Ontario from 1950 to 1962. He was also an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists. He served as the local society president and later as vice-president of the Ontario Association of Optometrists. In the early 1960s, Doctor WOODRUFF was a co-author and presenter of the Ontario Association of Optometrists' brief to the Royal Commission on Health Services in Canada.
In 1963, Doctor WOODRUFF began his graduate studies at Indiana University. In the first year of his PhD program in physiological optics, he authored a position paper entitled 'The Effective Utilization of Optometrists within the Programs of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare' for the American Optometric Association. While completing his PhD studies, Doctor WOODRUFF was appointed as a lecturer in optometry at Indiana University. In 1966, he became an Assistant Professor.
In 1967, Doctor WOODRUFF accepted the posts of Associate Professor of Optometry and Director of Clinics at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo. In 1967, he was co-author of the University's brief to the Ontario Government's Committee on the Healing Arts in Ontario.
As clinic Director, Doctor WOODRUFF became part of a faculty team that introduced several innovative concepts (such as mobile clinics and satellite clinics) to clinical teaching. Some programs focused on geriatric care and particularly on improving refractive care of infants and children. This area was the subject of Doctor WOODRUFF's Doctoral dissertation. Clinics were operated in certain Caribbean Islands, throughout much of northern Ontario, and in New Brunswick and Manitoba. In northern Ontario, the visual problems of several thousand Cree Indian children were attended to in these clinics.
Doctor WOODRUFF taught environmental optics, which relates visual abilities and vocational and avocational activities. He also taught a variety of clinical and theoretical subjects including Geometric Optics, Visual Physiology, Children's Vision Care, Ocular Pathology, Anatomy of the Visual Apartus, and Clinical Pathology. From 1975 to 1981, Doctor WOODRUFF served as Director of the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo.
Over the years, Doctor WOODRUFF has lectured to numerous societies on a broad range of clinical and theoretical aspects of vision care. He has testified as an expert witness for the Indiana and Wisconsin State Boards and for several Canadian Royal Commissions. He also served as a consultant to the Ministry of health of New Brunswick.
Doctor WOODRUFF has been a member of the Graduate Studies Committee, Faculty of Science, and Graduate Officer for Waterloo's School of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, Sigma Xi, and the Association for Research in Ophthalmology. Doctor WOODRUFF was appointed to the Waterloo Regional Health Planning Council and later became Chairman of the Waterloo District Health Council.
Doctor WOODRUFF's academic excellence was widely acknowledged. In addition to being the recipient of many academic awards, he received scholarships and research grant awards of over $150,000. He retired from the University of Waterloo in 1990.
He was a deeply loved and loving husband to his wife Doris, his daughters, Elaine CADELL and partner Greg CORNFORTH, Ann SIMPSON and husband David, Susan WOODRUFF and husband Alan ISRAEL. Grandchildren, Katherine BUSSE, Emma and Ned SIMPSON, Emily, Evan and Eric ISRAEL. Great-granddaughter Grace TAILOR/TAYLOR. Loving brother of Elnor McNAUGHTON and husband Findlay, David WOODRUFF and his wife Joyce, Cheryl WILKIE and husband Ralph.
Predeceased by his parents Merrill WOODRUFF and Bernice SMITH.
A graveside service was held to celebrate Emerson's life on May 13, 2005, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Conestogo with The Venerable Peter TOWNSHEND, Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario officiating.
Donations in Emerson's memory can be made directly to The Dr. Emerson Woodruff Graduate Scholarship in Vision Science, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. N., Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 c/o Andrea CARTHEW or the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund c/o of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, 234 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B9 or can be arranged by calling the funeral home.
Condolences/Donations www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-04 published
BUCKLAND, Lloyd Edward George
Peacefully at the Summit Place Nursing Home, Owen Sound, on Sunday, January, 2nd, 2005. Lloyd BUCKLAND, of Wiarton, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Pearl (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) BUCKLAND. Much loved father of Helen (Brian) MANERY, of Wiarton; Shirley WOODS, of Saint Mary's Sharon (Gordon Jr.) SMITH, of Wiarton; Sheila (Stanley) McNEIL, of Wiarton and Wayne (Susan) BUCKLAND, of St. Catharines. Cherished grandpa to Wendy and Teresa WOODS, Christa BOONE, Scott MANERY, Michael SMITH, Katie BUCKLAND and great-grandpa to Carter and Madelyn BOONE, Keith and Aidan MANERY and Jesse McCOY. Brother of Melvin (Kath) BUCKLAND, of Midland and brother-in-law of Gladys BUCKLAND, of London. Predeceased by his parents, Edward and Sarah (MINNIE) BUCKLAND, brother Clarence and son-in-law, Kenneth WOODS. Lloyd was a World War 2 Veteran, a Gunner in the 5th Medium Artillery and member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #208. Lloyd enlisted in 1941, landing in Sicily and fought at Casino, Po Valley, from Florence, Italy to Marseilles, France, from there to Belgium and Holland. Later he settled with his wife on a farm in Keppel Township. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel, on Wednesday, January 5th at 2: 00 p.m., with Reverend David LEGGATT officiating. Spring interment, Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the Wiarton Hospital, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #208 or the Meeting Place would be appreciated by the family. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #208 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home, on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-14 published
OSBORNE, Doris Ruby (née MARKLE)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, January 13th, 2005. Doris OSBORNE (née MARKLE) of Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Carl OSBORNE. Dear mother of Carl, Bill and his wife Cathy, Warren and his wife Harlene, Mary BAKER, Ruby and her husband Arnold HODGKINSON, Darlene and her husband Ivan KIRK, Larry and his wife Nancy, Shannon and her husband Donny WILLIS, Sherry ROBISON and Sharon and her husband Ron HENRY all of Owen Sound and Terry and his wife Denise of Waterloo. She will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Amy WOODS of Owen Sound. Predeceased by a son in law Ken BAKER and a granddaughter Charlene HODGKINSON. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Please call the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-17 published
McCHESNEY, Marie Bernadette (née GOULD)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Sunday, May 15th, 2005, in her 72nd year. Marie Bernadette McCHESNEY (née GOULD,) formerly of Hepworth. The loving wife of Ken McCHESNEY. Loved mother of Doug, of Orangeville and Susan and her husband, Ed FARROW, of Shallow Lake. Loving grandmother of Tabby, Robbie, Andrea, Keith, Matthew and Erin and four great-grandchildren. Special great-grandmother of Josh. Loved mother-in-law of Carrie (née WOODS) McCHESNEY. Dear sister of Frank GOULD, Bill GOULD and his wife, Anne and Mildred (Mrs. Herb NOBLE,) Dolores (Mrs. Dave GLEESON.) Sister-in-law of Betty (Mrs. Clare GOULD.) Marie was a member of the Catholic Women's League, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxilliary #586 Hepworth and #6 Owen Sound. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, on Wednesday evening from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, in Owen Sound, on Thursday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, evening at 8: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Lutheran Outreach Ministries Cancer Support Group, the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre or the Saint Mary's Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.
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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-29 published
HARTLEY, Margery Mae Hope (née WOODS)
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, Monday, June 27th, 2005. Margery Mae Hope HARTLEY (née WOODS) of Owen Sound, formerly of Markdale, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman HARTLEY. Dear mother of William (Geraldine) of Berkeley, Norma HUNT (Bob) of Owen Sound, and Bruce (Lynda) of Markdale. Sister of Jack WOODS of Kitchener. Sadly missed by eleven grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Catherine (Kate,) son George, sisters Minerva SUDDEN and Isabelle BENNETT, brother Everet and 2 great-granddaughters. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Friday, July 1st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation - Building Fund, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-06-29 published
KUNKEL, Frank Henry (née BALL)
At his residence in Allenford, on Sunday, June 26th, 2005. Frank KUNKEL of Allenford in his 60th year. Beloved husband and best friend for 32 years of Marilyn KUNKEL (née BALL) of Allenford. Dear father of Tina and her fiancée Gord McMURRAY of Wiarton, Trina and her friend Bill PANTINE of Whitehorse, Yukon, David and his partner Amy PEICHEFF of Port Elgin, Sandra and her husband Kalvin WEST, Steven and his wife Shelley, Ronald and his fiancée Cindy, and Cheryl, all of Huntsville. Dear brother of Ron and his wife Suzanne of Hanover, Hank and his wife Bonnie of Plattsville, Gary of Durham, Leonard and his wife Sussan of Mitchell and Marjorie and her friend Jerry DADD of Chesley. Also survived by his mother Jessie KUNKEL of Hanover and by his mother-in-law, Edith BALL and her partner Hugh WOODS of Tara. Loving poppa of Matthew, Michael, Katelyn and Brandon. Dear grandfather of Shylin, Linsay, Amber, Kelsey, Ashley and Stephanie. Fondly remembered by his many relatives, by his Friends of the community and of the workplace. Predeceased by his father, Henry KUNKEL, and by his father-in-law, George BALL. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the Chapel of the Funeral Home, on Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Jack FEARNALL will officiate. Cremation. Interment of Ashes, Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com
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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-02 published
GALLANT, Jean Marie (WOODS)
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton Thursday morning October 27th, 2005. The former Jean WOODS of R.R.#2, Hepworth formerly of Newfoundland at the age of 59. Beloved wife of Dan GALLANT. Loving mother of Paula and Danny both, of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by her three grandchildren; Miranda, Holly and Natalie. Also survived by two brothers. A Celebration of Jean's life will be conducted from the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth Saturday afternoon November 5th at 2: 00 p.m. Visiting one hour prior to service. Cremation. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Jean by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-11 published
BRODIE, Mildred May (née COLLINGWOOD)
Passed away peacefully, at Georgian Heights, Owen Sound, Thursday, November 10, 2005. Mildred May BRODIE (née COLLINGWOOD) of Owen Sound, formerly of Markdale in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford BRODIE. Dear mother of Cecil BRODIE and his wife Carol, of Owen Sound. Grandmother of Beverley Ann BRODIE. Also survived by sisters Irene WOODS of Chatsworth and Jean BRODIE of Meaford. A Funeral Service will be held at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Saturday, November 12th at 2: 30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated
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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-22 published
FLIGG, Melbourne James
Passed away at the General and Marine Hospital on Colling wood on Saturday, November 19th, 2005. Mel FLIGG of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Barrie in his 76th year was the beloved husband of the late Mary FLIGG (LEONARD.) Dear father of Lenoard and his wife Teresa of Wasaga Beach, Shawna MYERS and her husband Anthony of Merritt Island, Florida, Stephen and his wife Gloria of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Melanie WILKINSON of Wasaga Beach. Loving grandfather of Shawna WOODS and her husband Dave, Thomas and Samantha FLIGG, Brandon, Jessica and Darren MYERS, Kristen, Allison and Benjamin FLIGG and 4 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Faith Missionary Church (River Rd. W. Wasaga Beach) on Thursday, November 24th from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland & Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie, L4N 3B5 (707) 722-6656. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at melfligg@funeralhome.on.ca Dad sacrificed everything for his family except his time.

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WOODS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-16 published
ELDER, Mervyn " Moe"
The Elder family would like to thank the many people who showed their love and support during the time of the death of our Dad, Moe (Mervyn). Thanks to Dr. NEWTON, Ann PAGE and the Intensive Care Unit staff for you care and compassion towards Dad, your kindness will always be remembered. To Brian E. WOOD and his staff for your care and guidance. You truly took care of us and we appreciate all that you did. To Reverend Claire MILLER for your kind words and support. A heartfelt thanks to the Pallbearers, Gord WOODS, Bill MILLMAN, Chief Ed NOWAK and the entire Owen Sound Firefighters. Dad would have been so proud -- your presence and support allowed us to personalize Dad's funeral with a profession that he loved. Thank you to the Legion Ladies for a lovely luncheon and reception. And finally to the many co-workers, Friends and family who offered kind words, encouragement and support, prayers, cards, flowers, donations and contributed food -- Thank you. We were truly overwhelmed and grateful for the love and support we received.
With our deepest thanks, Penny, Terry, Tim and Todd ELDER and families.
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WOODS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-05-04 published
MILLER, Pat
Mr. Pat MILLER of Chatham formerly of Wallaceburg and Thamesville passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Public General Campus in Chatham at the age of 91 years. Pat was born in Saskatchewan, son of the late Edward and Catherine (CASEY) MILLER and was a veteran of World War 2 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Thamesville #7251. Husband of the late Tina (WOODS) MILLER. Predeceased by his sisters Johanna, Eva and Catherine and his brothers Thomas, Michael, William, John, Albert, James and Edward. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 from St. Paul's Church in Thamesville at 11 a.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations to St. Paul's Church may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Pat MILLER.

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WOODS o@ca.on.kent_county.wallaceburg.wallaceburg_courier_press 2005-05-04 published
WOODS, Robert Orville
Robert Orville WOODS age 65 of Florence passed away at Four Counties Hospital, Newbury on Saturday, April 30, 2005. He was born in Dawn Township, son of the late Orville and Verla WOODS. Surviving are three sons Stephen and Kelly WOODS of Chatham, John WOODS of Dresden and Michael WOODS of Chatham; six grandchildren; sister Jean CARVATH of Toronto and brother Howard WOODS of Lakeside sister-in-law Marlene WOODS of Ridgetown. Predeceased by son Kevin and sister Lena O'MARA. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. Deburger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Andrew SONG officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-01 published
ANDERSON, Donald Joseph
Donald Joseph ANDERSON of London, 76 years of age passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 in the presence of his family. Dearest husband and best friend of Eunice. Loving father of Michael and Stephen of London, Thomas and his wife Elaine of St. Catharines. Dearest grandfather of Heather, Patrick and Jacqueline. Predeceased by his first wife Anne RYAN (1971) and parents John Adair and Kathleen (DWYER) ANDERSON. Dear brother of Catherine POLCI, Mary Margaret (John) MANHERZ, Robert (Elsie) ANDERSON. Loved son-in-law of Anne BRATASCHUK of Saskatoon. Dear brother-in-law of Elaine GULUTZAN of Saskatoon, Sonia (Dennis) PYLATIUK of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Ruth (Dan) BRACKEN of Bramlea, Ontario. Don will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Friends and cousins Noreen WOODS, Dot (Chuck) BOURGEOIS, Mary PAVKEJE, Richard, Jack (Betty), Bill (Marge) DWYER, and Marion (Bud) CORTESE. Don retired in 1993 following a 25 year teaching career in the Radiography Technology Program at Fanshawe College. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Monday, January 3, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Tuesday morning January 4, 2005 at 10 o'clock. Father Robert ROCHELEAU, pastor of St. John the Divine Parish, celebrant. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 8 o'clock. In memory of Don, contributions to the Saint John the Divine Building Fund or London Regional Cancer Centre (Leukemia Research) would be appreciated.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
LAWS, Claire (née HOULE)
Claire LAWS (née HOULE,) peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto in her 84th year. Spouse of the late Raymond LAWS. Loving mother of Gail LAWS, Arlene LAWS, Art (Diane) LAWS, Bill (Betty-Jean) LAWS and Kim LAWS. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Jesse, Bill, Justin and Cindy. Also survived by her sister Colombe WOODS. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2005 at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Cremation and interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-05 published
WOODS, Ronda (1956-2001)
Never forgotten
Love Rob, Grace and Ron

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-05 published
WOODS, Ronda Lee (1956-2001)
Deep in our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered everyday.
With love from your brother Ronald, mother Grace, aunt Viola and husband Rob.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
WOODS, Wayne Donald

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-12 published
ALLEN, Eva Laura (OVENS)
Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia on Friday, March 11, 2005 Eva Laura (OVENS) ALLEN, age 91 of Sarnia. Laura was a member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, a volunteer at Bluewater Health, the New Hope School, and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Ladies' Association. Beloved wife of the late John ALLEN (1998.) Loving mother of Jack and Jane ALLEN of Barry's Bay, Ontario, Jim and Pat ALLEN of Sarnia, Bob and Lisa ALLEN of Niagara on the Lake, Rosemary and Bob FOLEY of Sarnia and Heather and Paul THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Forest. Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Sister of Queenie WOODS of Sarnia, Marjorie SLEEMAN of Kitchener, Jean BARTLETT of England and Fred OVENS of Sarnia. A private family funeral service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy through donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-14 published
PATTERSON, Florence Harriett Agnes (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully, at Babcock Community Care, Wardsville on Sunday, March 13th, 2005. Florence Harriett Agnes PATTERSON (CAMPBELL) of Wardsville and formerly of R.R.#2 Rodney in her 82nd year. Born in Aldborough Township a daughter of Daniel CAMPBELL and Agnes (LAYMAN,) Florence was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) PATTERSON (1992.) Lovingly remembered by her daughter Jackie WOODS and her husband Leonard of Kingston and her son Dan and his wife Barb of R.R.#1 Wallacetown. Florence is the dear grandmother of Christopher McKEOWN, Tanya ALCOCK, Brent PATTERSON, Melissa MOORE and Nikki PATTERSON and great-grandmother of Kayla, Jessica, Molly, Keira, Caedan and Leyla. Survived by her brother Floyd CAMPBELL and his wife Alice and sisters Betty PATTERSON and husband Stuart and Jean HURD and husband Everit and sisters-in-law Grace CAMPBELL and Lena CAMPBELL. Predeceased by her brothers Jack CAMPBELL (2004) Bill CAMPBELL (1983) and her sister Rena PATTERSON (1981.) Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, March 14th, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor S. PATTERSON officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Rodney Christian Mission or Babcock Community Care Centre would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519) 785-0810.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-15 published
WON, Nelson
Peacefully surrounded by loving family at Longworth Long Term Care on Friday, March 11, 2005, Nelson WON in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Yeo Theo Fong WON. Much loved father of Sharon and husband James LEE, David WON, Nancy and husband Chris WALMSLEY, Ray WON and wife Marg, Helen WOODS, Debbie and husband Michael GRAY/GREY and Judy WON and husband George STEPHENS. Will be sadly missed by 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne) on Thursday, March 17, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 18, at 11: 30 a.m. with Reverend Phillip UPTGROVE officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Nelson WON.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-31 published
REVINGTON, Sara Bernice
Sara Bernice REVINGTON, suddenly at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Wesley REVINGTON. Dear mother of Ron REVINGTON and his wife Carrie, Anne WILSON and her husband Joe, Don REVINGTON and his wife Betty, Audrey HEPBURN and her late husband Tom, Norene McNAUGHTON and her husband Harry, Glen REVINGTON and Jocelyn, and Fred REVINGTON. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Adam. Predeceased by Leroy REVINGTON, Dr. Harvey REVINGTON and Rose REVINGTON and her sisters Marjorie WISE and Beatrice WOODS and her brothers Ron and Jack GOLLINGS. A private memorial service will be conducted in the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond on Friday, April 1st. Memorial contributions to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be gratefully acknowledged.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
CUTLER, Beatrice Evelyn (formerly WALKER, née SMITH)
Beatrice Evelyn (WALKER) (née SMITH) a resident of Bothwell, passed away peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at the age of 88. Born in Euphemia Township, daughter of the late Gilbert and Mabel (OSBORNE) SMITH. Predeceased by her first husband Joseph WALKER (1962) and her late husband Reginald CUTLER (1985.) Loving mother of Pam HAMILTON (John) of Bothwell, Margo ZUFFEREY of Thornhill, Margaret Ann MOOT (Wesley) of Maryland U.S.A., Marvin WALKER of Bothwell, Dexter WALKER of Aurora. Sadly missed by step-children Stan CUTLER (Nancy) of Newbury, and Mary CUTLER of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Marvin WALKER Jr. of Aurora, Beverly Ann THOMAS (James) of Dallas, Texas. Loving great-grandmother of Scott (Kelly) HAMILTON, Robin HAMILTON, Gail DUBE (Joel), Michel LE CANTU (James), Andre ZUFFEREY, Terri Lynn LARIVIERE, Robert WALKER, Richelle WOODS. Also survived by numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Dennis WALKER (1943,) a sister Myrtle MARCUS, and brothers Clayton and Clarence SMITH. Family and Friends will be received at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell 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, April 4, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Klaus HILDEBRANDT officiating. Interment Fansher Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Four Counties Health Services Foundation or the charity of ones choice. "A Tree will be planted in Memory of Beatrice CUTLER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Township."

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

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
HUDSON, Carole M. (formerly PRITCHARD)
Suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Carole M. (McCOLLOUGH) (PRITCHARD) HUDSON of Granton in her 68th year. Beloved wife for 29 years of William (Bill) HUDSON. Dear mother of Kathy WOODS of London, Rosann PRITCHARD of Saint Marys, Art and Angi PRITCHARD of London, Karen and Bob HUTTON of Ingersoll, Wayne and Janette HUDSON of Whalen Corners, Paul and Grace HUDSON of London and the late Barbara DOUPE (1982.) Loving grandmother of 20 grandchildren. Also survived by her mother Marguerite WURZEL of Port Huron. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Joanne and Greg KOVACK of Port Huron. Dear sister-in-law of the late Eva and Orval MacKE. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 10: 30 a.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Saint Marys. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Westover Treatment Facility would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-02 published
MILLER, Pat
Mr. Pat, of Chatham formerly of Wallaceburg and Thamesville passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at "Public General Campus" in Chatham at the age of 91 years. Pat was born in Saskatchewan, son of the late Edward and Catherine (CASEY) MILLER and was a veteran of World War 2. Husband of the late Tina (WOODS) MILLER. Predeceased by his sisters Johanna, Eva and Catherine and his brothers Thomas, Michael, William, John, Albert, James and Edward. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 from St. Paul's Church in Thamesville at 11 a.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations to St. Paul's Church may be left at the funeral home.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-13 published
COLEMAN, Katherine
Katherine COLEMAN (Royal Canadian Air Force Veteran from March 1943-January 1946) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at Middlesex Terrace in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Joseph COLEMAN for 60 years. Loving mother of Peter (Bonnie) COLEMAN and Paul (Terry WOODS) COLEMAN. Cherished grandmother of Janna, Bradley, Jeffery, and Kristy. Dear sister of Bill (Eva) CASSIDY, Marg (Harold) KEILLOR, Tom (Margaret) CASSIDY, John (Maureen) CASSIDY, Sue (Arthur) BEAUDRY, Sally (Rob) GROSS and the late Hugh (Bus) CASSIDY, Delphine CASSIDY, Jane BABCOCK, Jim CASSIDY. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for a memorial service on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home (519) 452-3770.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
WOODS, John Frederick
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. John Frederick of Port Stanley, and formerly of London, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Rosalind (TATTON) WOODS, and dearly loved father of John Martin WOODS, Cheryl Anne and her husband John TAKUS, Tracy Lois and her husband Glenn DURIE, and Nathan and his wife Deborah KILLBY- WOODS. Proud grandfather of Emily and her fiancé Gus, Ben and his wife Stacie, Matthew, Amelia and her fiancé Tony, Madison, Sydney, Jacob, and Joshua. Dear brother of Dick WOODS, and the late Bob WOODS.
John was born on May 7th, 1930 in Luton Bedfordshire, England, the son of the late Frank and Elsie Amanda (WREN) WOODS. John was a former employee at Ford Motor Company, and later sat on the Board of Directors and ran an activity group for the Canadian Mental Health Association, was on the Provincial Committee for the Ministry of Health, was a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research and Education L.H.S.C., was past President of the Schizophrenia Society, and also performed public speaking on education and family support, all as a volunteer. John was a man who concentrated his efforts towards helping the needy in the London community. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. The family would like to extend a sincere special thanks to Dr. KEENLEYSIDE, the Nurses on 4th Floor and the Nurses on the Palliative Care Unit for their care and compassion. A celebration of John's life will be held at a later date.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
DURNIN, James Charles " Jim"
James Charles (Jim) DURNIN of London, Ontario on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre University Campus in his 91st year. Dearly beloved husband of Irene (WOODS) for 64 years and much loved father of Brian and his wife Jean of London. Cherished Papa of Scott and Mark. Favorite uncle of Patricia (GAGEN) and her husband Dr. George HINTON. Dear brother-in-law of Isabel HARRIS of Clinton. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his only sister Almeda GAGEN and her husband Tom also his brother-in-law Donald HARRIS. As well as being a devoted family man, Jim provided service to the City of London as a dedicated police officer and retired in the position as detective after 32 years. A memorial service will be conducted by Reverend Philip NEWMAN at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. (Visitation 1 hour prior) Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the Hospice of London, St. Elizabeth Health Care or McCormick Home Building Fund. Special thanks to the staff and residents at the McCormick Home for their care and support. "He will live forever through his family who will never forget his unending love and support"

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-12 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Phyllis Elizabeth (July 29, 1917-July 11, 2005)
Phyllis Elizabeth TAILOR/TAYLOR, in her 87th year, passed away peacefully at home, beloved wife of Donald W. TAILOR/TAYLOR for the past 67 years. Mother of Patricia Gail MOFFATT and her late husband Charles, Suzanne WOODS and her husband Joe, David Wayne TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Gail and Donald Chambers TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Penny and 11 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren. At her request, private family cremation services have been held. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 Victoria Street, N. Sarnia N7T 5W9. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family through djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-20 published
MUTCH, M. Jean
Peacefully at Grandwood Park Retirement Residence on September 18th, 2005, Miss M. Jean MUTCH of London in her 95th year. Loving sister of Mrs. Lena WOODS. Predeceased by her sisters Isobella RHIND, Robina FINLAY, Johan FINN, Georgina BALMER, and Lilly MUTCH and brother John MUTCH. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory of Jean, contributions to the Berean Baptist Church or the Overseas Mission Fellowship would be greatly appreciated.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-27 published
VIGLIANTI, David Alfred
At the Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, September 25, 2005. David A. VIGLIANTI of Parkhill in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Sophia (MICARTEK) VIGLIANTI. Dear father and father-in-law of Barry and Sheila VIGLIANTI of Georgia, U.S.A., Karen and Starr and her fiancé Richard WOODS of London, David and Judy VIGLIANTI of Cambridge, Gina and Brent BYERS of Caledon. Dear grandfather to Tosha, Tara, Kristin, Adam, Gabrielle, Isabella, Benjamin and Sophie. Brother of Marie BUGYRA of Exeter, Henry "Hank" VIGLIANTI of Michigan, Margaret SAUNDERS of Michigan, Frank and Lyall VIGLIANTI of London, Rosemary and Kevin CLARK of Kitchener. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. VIGLIANTI was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy. A memorial funeral service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill on Friday, September 30th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the funeral service. Reverend Greg LITTLE will officiate. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Share memories or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. VIGLIANTI at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
SMITH, Herbert Denis
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved father of Alison and her husband Phillip HARTLEY of Fort Erie and Stuart and his wife Muriel SMITH of Monkstown, North Ireland. Dear brother of Phyllis BRIDGER (Alfred) of England, David SMITH (Brenda) of England and the late Ozzie SMITH. Loved grandfather of Krista HARTLEY and partner Curtis SALTZBERRY of Fort Erie, Adrian HARTLEY of Trenton, Kimberley SMITH of England, and Michael and Becky SMITH of Monkstown, North Ireland. Dear friend of Lorraine HOLMES, Audrey WOODS, Bill JONES, Don BAILEY, Malcolm THORNTON and many others. Herb was born in Deal, Kent, England on Ferbruary 24, 1926, the son of the late Samuel and Dorothy (AXON) SMITH. He worked as a welder, millright and after retiring worked at Zehr's. Herb served in the British Royal Navy (World War 2 veteran) and was a member of the Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Elgin Regiment (Band member) and the Royal Navy Club, Deal, Kent, England. He maintained the veterans section of South Park Cemetery and received a civic award from the City of Saint Thomas for his effort. A Public memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation Monday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-12 published
PRATTEN, Wallace Alfred
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Thursday, November 10, 2005. Wallace Alfred PRATTEN " Wally," of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ethel (MARTIN.) Dear father of Brian (Susan) of Thorndale and Kevin and Virginia both of London. Also loved by three grandchildren Alex, Jeremy and Katy. Dear brother of Marguerite (Jack) BYERS of London. Predeceased by one sister Emma WOODS (1978.) Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. Reverend Art CHOLMONDELEY officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation or charity of one's choice.

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-17 published
WOODS, Edna Iona Delphin (née FOX) (a.k.a. Dorcas, Tilly and Grannie Annie)
Passed away at St. Joseph's Villa in Dundas on Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 at the age of 94. Loving wife of the late Walter WOODS and predeceased by brothers Cecil, and Russell Fox, sister Verna STRATTO and son-in-law Bruce WRIGHT. Dear mother of Sharon (Ancaster) and special Grannie to Shayna and Emma. Sister to Hazel GALES and Vel HUNT of London, Ontario and Betty of Arizona. Survived by many nieces and nephews in London and surrounding areas. Edna was a long time and active member of Saint Mary's Anglican Church, Bartonville; Lifetime member of A.C.W.; Member of Anglican Business Women and Hamilton East P.C. She dedicated her life to others (behind the scenes activities) and was well known for her catering at the church, choir mother duties and alter guild. She was a extraordinary volunteer. Special thanks to the Pine Grove staff at St. Joseph's Villa for their exceptional care. Visiting will be held ay Saint Mary's Anglican Church (1831 King Street East, Hamilton) on Friday, from 1-2 p.m. Service to follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Mary's Anglican Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to Markey Dermody Funeral Home 1-905-547-1121). "Feisty 'til the end"

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WOODS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-29 published
BREWER, Allen George
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband and father at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005. Allen, who turned 84 on October 19, will be greatly missed by Elinore, his wife of 62 years, daughter Janet and husband Dan WOODS of London, son Jim and wife Cindy of Woodstock, grand_sons Jamie and Jeremy BREWER, great-grandchildren Dylan, Taylor and Abbey and step-granddaughter Sara WOODS. Predeceased by his brother Glenn in 2002, he is also survived by his sister-in-law Paula in Miami, Florida, nieces, nephews and cousins. Allen was a Navy Leading Seaman during World War 2, retired after 37 years at C.N. Rail and was a Past Commodore of the Kanagio Yacht Club in Port Stanley. He was also an active member of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, December 29th from 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, 489 Pinetree Drive, on Friday, December 30th, 2005, at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Sid SMITHSON officiating. Cremation and private interment of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Martin-in-the-Fields would be greatly appreciated. Private condolences may be made at mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
TURNBULL, Mary Elizabeth (née GREGORY)
Peacefully at age 77, with her family at her side, on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, in Toronto. Loving wife and cherished soul mate to George for 55 years. Mary was the dear mother of Deborah, Greg (Julia), Tim (Christine) and Ruth SCULLY (Rick). She was the caring, loving and generous Grandma and Numa to her grandchildren: George 'Sam' and Serey; Tyler, Lauren and Fraser; Matthew and Megan; Mary Sarah and Adam. Mary also leaves her sisters Ruth GREGORY, Jo Ann (Robert) WOODS and Carol (Nicol) MacNICOL, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Windsor by the late Harold Moore GREGORY and Florence Hanes GREGORY. Mary graduated in English at the University of Western Ontario in 1948. While she was attracted to pursue a teaching career, she turned her full attention to family after marrying George in 1950. Together they raised a family which carries on her example of interest in literature, the arts, travel, conversation, fine wine and Friends. A kind, gentle woman who was always a lady, she taught her family to respect and share with each other. Her philanthropic activities included support for the arts, university scholarships and medical research. Mary was active in church and community organizations, investment and book clubs, playing bridge, gourmet cooking and enjoying each day as it came. She and George were great travellers, particularly in retirement, exploring the world, making new Friends, and bringing back new stories to tell their grandchildren. Her twinkling eyes, squeeze of the hand and warm smile will be sadly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to Humber Valley United Church Foundation, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario M9A 3C1 or to Youthlink, 747 Warden Ave., Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4A8.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-23 published
James COWAN, Army Officer 1928-2005
As a raw lieutenant, he took command in the middle of a battle in the Korean War and was recommended for the Military Cross
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Page S9
Ottawa -- Jim COWAN achieved a rare distinction for an inexperienced 22-year-old army officer when he took command of his infantry company in the middle of a battle. On May 30, 1951, he was a lieutenant with the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, commanding a platoon of 35 infantrymen during their first major action in the Korean War when his company commander was wounded.
Mr. COWAN's seniority got him the job, said John WOODS of Ottawa, one of two other platoon commanders during the battle of Kakhul-Bong almost 54 years ago. "John STRICKLAND of 9 Platoon had lost three-quarters of his platoon in the first five minutes of the attack. [My platoon] came up and took over his position, so Jimmy and I fought side by side up the hill."
Suddenly, word came that their commander, Major Harry BOATES, had been hit by a Chinese mortar bomb. Mr. COWAN sprinted breathlessly over to Mr. WOODS. " What date was your commission?" he asked.
Even in the middle of a battle, it was important for officers to observe certain professional niceties. "Feb. 16, 1948," Mr. WOODS replied.
"That gave him three months seniority over me, [which] entitled him to take over the company."
They discussed what to do next. "We thought about making a full bayonet charge with both platoons, but we decided... it would have been suicidal."
The Second Battalion, which had formed at Camp Petawawa, Ontario, less than a month after North Korea invaded South Korea on July 25, 1950, had trained at Fort Lewis, Washington., before shipping out on May 4, 1951. Placed under the command of the 25th U.S. Division, it had been advancing north of Seoul when it was ordered to capture the heavily fortified 500-metre summit of Kakhul-Bong and the village of Chail-li beyond it.
D Company, including Mr. COWAN and his men of 10 Platoon, had been told to take the main objective -- the twin peaks of Kakhul-Bong. At 6: 30 a.m., Major BOATES sent his three platoons leapfrogging forward until they were pinned down by Chinese machine-gun fire. A driving rainstorm that started at 7 a.m. didn't help matters. Not long after, Major BOATES was wounded and Mr. COWAN took over the attack.
"Jimmy was very cool and very professional," said Mr. WOODS, who remained a lifelong friend. "The way he accepted the responsibility of taking command was very impressive."
A handful of men advanced to within six metres of the summit of Kakhul-Bong, only to be stopped by heavy fire. "Victory was so near -- yet so far. Below, the Chinese could be seen concentrating in substantial numbers for a counterattack," wrote G.R. Stevens in The Royal Canadian Regiment, Volume Two, 1933-66.
"Determined to deny them access to the Chorwon Plains -- to which Kakhul was virtually the key -- the enemy opened up with mortar and artillery fire. In pelting rain and with no high ground for observation, it was obvious he was firing from guns which had been previously dug in and ranged," wrote correspondent Bill BOSS of The Canadian Press. For three hours, both Mr. COWAN and Mr. WOODS deployed their platoons "in a bombardment not seen by this correspondent since... the Second World War."
Mr. COWAN radioed battalion headquarters that his right flank was entirely exposed, reported that 3,000 Chinese soldiers in the valley below were preparing a counterattack and said he had only 70 men left. Brigadier-General John ROCKINGHAM, commander of 25 Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, ordered him to disengage.
Second Battalion had suffered six dead and 25 wounded. Both Mr. COWAN and Mr. WOODS were recommended for the Military Cross. Years later, Mr. COWAN, who had been wounded that day, said that "becoming a company commander while under fire is an experience no young man ever forgets."
The son of a Toronto police officer, Mr. COWAN joined the cadet corps of the 48th Highlanders of Canada at 13. He was commissioned into the regiment seven years later before volunteering for the regular army in 1950. After the Korean War, he followed the conventional career path of thousands of officers, including battalion and staff postings in Canada and Europe.
In 1953, he enjoyed an unusual job for an army officer when he cruised the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pacific as ground-liaison officer aboard the aircraft carrier H.M.C.S. Magnificent. While in Halifax aboard Magnificent, he met a navy nurse named Betty-June BALLANTYN and they became sweethearts. Then, after spending a number of years in Vietnam and Laos as part of the International Truce Commission, Mr. COWAN returned home in 1957 and they married.
The next 13 years saw Mr. COWAN and his family assigned to postings around the world, including stops in India, Germany and the United States. He commanded his original unit, the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, in Soest, West Germany, from 1968 to 1970. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1982 as a brigadier-general. He later spent seven years as Chief Executive Officer and priory secretary of Saint John Ambulance.
Brigadier-General James Albert COWAN was born on September 30, 1928, in Toronto. He died of lung cancer on January 1, 2005, in North Bay, Ontario He was 76. He is survived by his wife, Betty-June, sons Ian and Scott and brother Bill.
He was predeceased by his brother Dave and his sister Jean.
He will be interred with full military honours in Ottawa's National Military Cemetery in May.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
WRIGHT, Annie May Bourne
Suddenly on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 at the age of nine. Beloved and cherished daughter of James and Allison, triplet sister of Elizabeth (Libby) and Madeline (Maddy). Loved granddaughter of Mary and Bill WRIGHT and Peter and Anne BOURNE. She will be deeply missed by her aunts and uncles, Julie BOURNE, Cindy and Terry BOURNE, Christine BOURNE (Randy WOODS), Iain BOURNE and Nancy and Ross LATTER, Carolyn and Bruce LITTLE as well as all her cousins, Nathan, Katie and Griffin GILLHAM, Kara and Andrea LATTER, Matthew, Courtney and Meaghan LATTER, Gracie, Erin and Emily BOURNE. Annie's death leaves us all with a gaping void, one that cannot be filled. We will remember her and try to honour her life each and every day. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton 905-878-4452, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. Donations in Annie's memory can be made to The Respite House, c/o Erinoak 2277 South Millway, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 2M5, Kids Country Club, 335 Guelph Avenue, Cambridge, Ontario N3C 2V3 or Kilbride Public School, 611 Panton Street, Kilbride, Ontario L0P 1G0. Sleep tight perfect little girl...

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
DE GUERRE, Daniel John
In his 89th year, died peacefully at Sunnybrook and Women's Hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, April 30, 2005. Born in Newmarket, the eldest son of the late Ross and Frances DE GUERRE. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters, Frederick (Betty) DE GUERRE, Frances YATES, Edward DE GUERRE and Diana McVITTY. He was the fond uncle of Carol (Leon) BROAD, Douglas (Erika) DE GUERRE, Dianne (Alan) WOODS, Gregory (Sharon) YATES, Suzanne (Rodney) DARWIN, Peter (Julia) DE GUERRE, Vicki (Keith) CARRUTHERS, Christopher (Julie) DE GUERRE, Brian (Diane) McVITTY, Patricia (Reinhard) GRICHTING, Susan (John) VINCENT and Catherine McVITTY (Regan TAKENAKA) and many cousins, great nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Daniel's life at Eglinton St. George United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard (at Duplex Avenue), on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. Visiting 1 hour prior to the service. As an expression of sympathy, a charitable donation to the Sharon Temple Museum Society, 18974 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario, L0G IV0 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Home.
"The Lord is my shepherd
I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures
and leads me beside still waters.
He revives my soul."

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-02 published
Richard LYONS, Elder and Dancer: 1925-2005
Ojibwa leader who was born off the reserve came late to Couchiching traditions but made up for lost time by becoming a cultural authority
By Stephanie MacLELLAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, May 2, 2005, Page S9
Thunder Bay, Ontario -- In the years before Richard LYONS learned to dance, Ojibwa culture in northwestern Ontario was quietly slipping its way towards extinction. The era of residential schools had left First Nations communities with fragmented cultural traditions. The sacred ceremonies that had lasted hundreds of years were furtive at best, but more often, absent altogether.
"It wasn't cool to be native back then," said Mark SAULT, a director at Seven Generations Education Institute and a long-time friend. "We were being civilized into society."
Richard LYONS was born not on a reserve but in Fort Frances, Ontario, where his father worked as an interpreter for the Department of Indian Affairs. He was a member of the Couchiching First Nation but lived in town and was educated at Catholic schools. Growing up, being native was only something that got him picked on at school.
At 18, Mr. LYONS joined the Canadian Army and was stationed at Camp Shilo, Manitoba While home on leave, he met Marjorie SPEAKER in a Chinese food restaurant. The two married after he left the army in 1946 and Marjorie soon took him to see her reserve.
Traditional culture was thriving in Manitou Rapids First Nation, now a part of the Rainy River First Nations, a small community about 30 kilometres west of Fort Frances. In contrast to other communities, powwows and spiritual ceremonies were common. From the first moment he saw the dancing and heard the drumbeats, Mr. LYONS was captivated. It didn't take long for him to join in, dancing in his street clothes among the colourful, hand-crafted costumes of others. "It just came natural," Mrs. LYONS recalled. "He just felt like he had to be dancing."
Mr. LYONS spent time with the elders of Manitou Rapids, learning the dance steps, the songs, the story that each dance told. At first it was grass dancing, a freestyle named for the way the wind blew across a field of grass, but later he moved to a traditional style based on war dances. Even as he was learning, he knew he wanted to pass on what he'd been taught.
"I think he felt that it needed to be shared, not only amongst our own people, but it needed to be shared with non-native people to enrich everyone," said his youngest daughter, Kathy BECK. "He wasn't political about it, and he didn't have any motives in it, other than sharing it."
In the late 1950s, Mr. LYONS moved to Thunder Bay to take a job as a lumber grader in a sawmill and he started giving demonstrations at the newly constructed Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre. Since no one else knew the music, he'd go to gatherings with a tape recorder. Later, when he performed, he danced alone to the fuzzy recordings of drumming and chanting.
"He was in his own world when he danced," Mr. SAULT said. "He just wanted to show that it is still alive. He wanted to share it."
Mr. LYONS was especially concerned with sharing his new knowledge with younger generations. Like today, children from remote, Northern Ontario communities would come to Thunder Bay to attend high school. Mr. LYONS resolved that they never forget their culture, as he had done. Instead, he performed for them and gave talks at local schools to explain what the dances meant.
He also started teaching dance at the Friendship centre. Johnny PIERRE was a teenager, struggling with the temptations of drugs and alcohol, when he became one of Mr. LYONS' first students. "For me, he gave me a sense of belonging," Mr. PIERRE said. "He showed me a different way of living."
He also made the youngsters stumbling through strange steps feel at ease. "He was a very patient person."
Mr. LYONS taught dance nearly every night he wasn't working. Whenever he could, he travelled with his wife and their four children to gatherings in faraway communities in Ontario and the United States. He'd often drive all night and make it back home in time to work his next shift at the sawmill.
"When he first started, he wasn't planning on doing this," Ms. BECK said. "Then when people started asking him to do performances and teachings, he just started getting more and more requests. He began to see that this is perhaps a calling."
In the end, Mr. LYONS left his job at the sawmill to devote more time to teaching and performing. He also became cultural co-ordinator at the Indian Friendship Centre.
In 1972, he founded the Dick Lyons Dance Troupe. Over the next 16 years, it steadily grew, touring North America and Europe and performing at schools and cultural events. First Nations drum-and-dance groups sprang up in their wake. "There was a big turnaround," Mr. PIERRE said. "I think he bridged a big gap in the community."
When the Queen visited Thunder Bay in 1973, the Fort William First Nation asked Mr. LYONS to organize a performance at Mount McKay scenic lookout. That single event turned into a large annual powwow that now occurs every Canada Day.
All the same, bringing hope to the community was just as important to him as bringing them his dancing. Mr. LYONS was a spiritual adviser to aboriginal inmates at Thunder Bay District Jail. He was also a founding elder of Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services. "He addressed the region from all levels," said Jerry WOODS, who still works at Dilico. "Right from the children's level to sitting at the table with the board of directors, advising us of the traditions and culture."
Ms. BECK remembers him sitting at the kitchen table until 3 a.m. with chiefs and elders, trying to learn everything he could about legends and spirituality. "It wasn't just dancing and singing, the entertainment of it," she said. "There was a lot more depth than that."
In the foothills of the Norwester Mountains, south of Thunder Bay, sits an improbable outdoor shrine to the Virgin Mary. Richard LYONS used to make the trek out into the bush to pray there, climbing off the beaten path to reach the statue. But it was never the typical series of rosary recitations, even though he was raised Catholic. He'd offer tobacco, and meditate in the spirit of the outdoors, honouring the Native spirituality he found later in life.
Many people credit Mr. LYONS with restoring Native culture and spirituality to prominence in northwestern Ontario. But it was never at the expense of Christianity, the region's more established religion. "He didn't make a distinction between the two," Ms. BECK said. "To him it was all one."
Mr. LYONS, who in 2002 was named a member of the Order of Canada, was often asked to address graduations and other gatherings but knew better than to take himself too seriously. "Because he was an elder, people used to expect him to have these profound statements," Ms. BECK said. "So he'd talk to them in a really profound way, and then it would turn out to be a joke."
Mr. LYONS was also an elder in another dimension, too. Mr. SAULT and Mr. PIERRE both regarded him as a father figure and say that many more felt the same way.
"There was an amazing number of people he spoke to over the years that would come and ask him for advice," Ms. BECK said. "He always said, 'I don't know why they come to me... I don't have a magic formula.' But for some reason, people really liked what he had to say."
Mr. LYONS had already been battling cancer for about three years when his son Brian died of complications from a heart condition in the spring of 2004. On the day of the memorial service, he was counselling other people.
"The culture is thriving in this area now, and I think that's his main legacy," Ms. BECK said. "At the same time, his legacy as a person is that he touched so many people."
Richard LYONS was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, on January 10, 1925. He died of cancer on March 21, 2005, in Thunder Bay, Ontario He was 80. He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 59 years, and by daughters Verna LEGARDE and Kathy BECK. He was predeceased by sons Richard and Brian.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-13 published
WOODS, John Sydney
With great sadness, the family announce that John passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Stratford, Ontario on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in his 70th year.
Much loved husband of Pirkko (P.K.) and father of Thomas and Georgia WOODS, Anneli and Reg RUSSWURM and John and Kara WOODS. Cherished grandfather of Siobhan, Zoe, Owen, Hannah, Oskar, Orillia, Atticus, Alice and Molly.
John was formerly the Auditor for the City of Stratford and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5T7 on Monday, May 16 from 1: 30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lorne MITCHELL will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the funeral home (519) 271-7411.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Phyllis Jean, B.A., M.A. U of T
In her 85th year, died peacefully at York Central Hospital on May 12th, 2005. Beloved elder daughter of the late Doctor C. James STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and the late Olga Phyllis STEWARD/STEWART/STUART Frink and the dear step daughter of the late Jesse L. FRINK. Phyllis will be sadly missed by her sister Elizabeth (Betty) and her husband Frederick DEGUERRE. Predeceased by her dear brother C. James STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. She was the fond aunt of Carol (Leon) BROAD, F. Douglas (Erika) DEGUERRE, Dianne (Alan) WOODS as well as 9 great nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Phyllis' life at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Monday May 16th at 1 p.m. Interment at York Cemetery. If desired, a donation may be made in Phyllis' memory to the Canadian Cancer Research Society Inc., 305 - 200 Isabella Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1V7 or to York Central Hospital, 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, L4C 4Z4. Your donation will be much appreciated by her family.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
WOODS, John Sydney
With great sadness, the family announce that John passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Stratford, Ontario on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in his 70th year.
Much loved husband of Pirkko (P.K.) and father of Thomas and Georgia WOODS, Anneli and Reg RUSSWURM and John and Kara WOODS. Cherished grandfather of Siobhan, Zoe, Owen, Hannah, Oskar, Orillia, Atticus, Alice and Molly.
John was formerly the Auditor for the City of Toronto and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5T7 on Monday, May 16 from 1: 30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Doctor Lorne MITCHELL will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the funeral home (519) 271-7411.

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WOODS 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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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-13 published
WOODS, Michael Gordon
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce Michael's passing at the age of 53. He will be forever lovingly remembered by so many. Dear father of Katharine and Sam. Beloved son of Gwenfil and the late Raynor WOODS. Brother and advisor of Sally and the late Joan LEVY. Quirky loved uncle of Ryan, Adam, Drew, Morgan, Emily and Matthew. Friend of Susan and many others who cared deeply for him. A gathering to remember Michael and celebrate his life will take place on Friday, July 15th at 86 Millwood Road between 11: 00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All who knew Michael are welcome to attend. Memorial Contributions to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health or a charity of your choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-17 published
MacLEOD, J. Murray, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.
World War 2 Captain R.C.E.M.E. (M.I.D.)
At home August 14, 2005. Husband of Mary GLENDINNING. Father of Elizabeth DAVIDSON (Tony.) Predeceased by son Robert Bruce (Willmot WOODS.) Grandfather to Julia, Emily and Scott DAVIDSON of Toronto and Christopher, Blakeney, Matthew and Peter MacLEOD of Wilmette, Illinois. Brother of Donalda.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-08 published
JOHNSTONE, Anne E.
Died peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital on September 4, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cardiovascular disease.
Anne was the loving and devoted mother of Steven JOHNSTONE and the proud mother-in-law of his wife, Dana (WOODS.) She was the beloved daughter of William and Anne MARTIN of Bristol, England, both pre-deceased and the older sister to Ian MARTIN.
Anne always had a special affection for children and took great pride in watching them grow to adulthood. She was a loving Aunt to Ian's daughters, Kendra and Alison and was pleased to be in touch with Kendra through her wedding preparations over the past year. Anne will be dearly missed by all the Kane children to whom she was an honourary mom and grand-mom.
Anne was a gracious and eloquent person who measured her worth by her ability to do things for others. Over the years she was involved in many volunteer and community activities. She was especially proud of the time she spent as President of the Board of Directors at 270 Timberbank Boulevard in Agincourt, where she was a firm steward and a caring neighbour.
Despite the seriousness of her illness, Anne maintained a large circle of Friends and spent many hours on the phone listening to the events of people's lives and providing her inimitable brand of practical advice. She will be dearly missed by those Friends who have known and loved her for many years and she deeply appreciated the kindness of her new Friends at Deer Park United Church, who provided care and comfort through the past year.
Anne's family would like to provide special thanks to the many skilled people at St. Michael's Hospital who were involved with her care. They are indebted to Dr. Allan LOSSING and his talented team who provided Anne with eight additional years of life. They also appreciate the dedicated care provided by the emergency room and 14th floor step-up unit during the summer.
Anne's funeral will be held in the chapel at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, September 9 at 3.00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto M4V 1N5 or to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
STEVENS, Helen Grace (née NORRIS)
Charter member of Cliffcrest United Church, Scarborough and Registered Nurse, Toronto General Hospital class of 1938. Peacefully after a full rewarding life at the age of 89 at the Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday December 7th, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Dearly loved mother of Diane (Don HURREN;) John (Susan) Jane (Sergio BOZIKOVIC;) Cathy (Geoff RUMNEY) and the late David. Dear grandma of Nicole, Sean, Tyler, Alex (Liviya), Marc and Lisa. Survived by her dear sister Isobel WOODS. Predeceased by brother Bruce and sister Eileen. Friends will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.) 416-267-4656 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Cliffcrest United Church #1 McCowan Ave (north of Kingston Road) on Monday December 12th at 11 a.m. If desired donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
BURKHOLDER, Helen Eleanor (SMITH,) R.N.
Peacefully, at the Welland County General Hospital on Friday, December 31, 2004, in her 72nd year. Helen SMITH, beloved wife of the late E. Murray BURKHOLDER (1989.) Loving mother of John and his wife Barbara of Buffalo, New York, Lori of Thorold, David and his wife Kathleen of West Seneca, New York, Marie of Thorold, Glen and his wife Lisa of Niagara Falls, and Edward and his wife Lina of Welland. Dear grandmother of David Jr., Taryn, Pierre, Sadie, Emma, Murray, Emily, Madison, Laura (Derek), and Curtis (Ani). Great-grandmother of Marissa, Derek and David. Sadly missed sister of Neil SMITH (Jan), Paul SMITH (Janet), Sr. Rita SMITH, C.S.J., Sr. Mary Doreen SMITH, C.S.J., all of Toronto, Roseanne MULLALLY (Desmond) of St. Catharines and Jeanette BRIMNER (Jim) of Embro, Ontario, sisters-in-law Valerie SCIARRA (Mike,) Diane NICOL, and Eleanor BURKHOLDER (late Peach,) all of Thorold. Niece of Helen WOODS of Mississauga. Loving aunt of several nieces and nephews. The family will receive their Friends at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Reverend Norman BORDAGE, C.S.C. will conduct a Vigil at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Parish Community of St. Kevin, 307 Niagara Street, Welland on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rite of Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the sixth floor of the Welland Hospital. Online memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca. As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
WOODS, Henry (Retired Toronto Fire Department)
At Mount Sinai Hospital, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005. Henry, beloved husband of Doreen. Dear father of James (Virginia), Doreen (Stephen), John (Cheryl) and Robert (Karen). Loving grandfather of Douglas and the late Michael and Cassandra. Friends may call at the Funeral Home of O'Connor Bros., 1871 Danforth Ave., Toronto (2 blocks west of Woodbine subway station) on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in our Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation. (In lieu of flowers, donations to the Childrens Wish Foundation would be appreciated). (supervised parking at funeral home).

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
ECCLESTONE, William " Bill"
It is with sadness that the family announce the death of Bill ECCLESTONE in his 98th year, on January 7th, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Hilda (REED) ECCLESTONE (2000.) Loving father of Tony and his wife Marie of Barrie, John and his wife Jean of Toronto, Helen MURPHY and her husband Edward (Murph) of Trenton. Grandfather of Julianne and her husband Geoff BOOTH of Oro Station, Drew and his wife Kalia of Toronto, Christine of Toronto, Michael and his wife Pauline of Moosonee, Sharon and her husband Derrick BENN of Belleville, Will MURPHY of Trenton, and Danny ECCLESTONE (deceased) of Barrie. Great-grandfather to Duncan, Lucas, Rosalyn and Megan. Bill was the last remaining brother to Mildred SKIPPER, Hilda WOODS, Dolly KIDDLE and brother George all of Norwich, England. Bill, the son of William Wodehouse ECCLESTONE, the owner and Skipper of the "Mildred", one of the last "wherries" to sail and trade on the Norfolk Broads, he would regale us with stories of getting out of school early to sail over a weekend with his father and Mr. Amos or Mr. Cates to Lowestof, and of "shooting" the bridge near Beccles....a different time, a different world. Bill is now at peace, at last reunited with his wife Hilda whom he missed so much, and to be happy amongst all those who have gone before, confident in the knowledge he as a good man, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather. He will be missed, but always remembered. Bill and Hilda were former residents of Willowdale, Barrie, and Trenton. The majority of Bill's working years were with Maclean-Hunter Publishing in the Lansing plant. As requested by the family, cremation has taken place. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home - East Chapel, 29 Bay Street, Trenton. Online guest book and condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-19 published
GWOZDZ, Henry (WOODS)
Peacefully on January 18, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, at 67 years of age. Loving husband of Hugette CLAIRE- GWOZDZ. Devoted father of Ann, Jerry (Gail,) Carol, Bob and Rob. Dear grandfather of Kristine, Corey, Courtney and Cassidy. Henry is survived by one sister and three brothers. According to Henry's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in the Chapel of The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway, at Dixie Rd., 905-602-1580) on Saturday, February 5th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
GWOZDZ (WOODS,) Henry
Peacefully on January 18, 2005 at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, at 67 years of age. Loving husband of Hugette CLAIRE- GWOZDZ. Devoted father of Ann, Jerry (Gail,) Carol, Bob and Rob. Dear grandfather of Kristine, Corey, Courtney and Cassidy. Henry is survived by one sister and three brothers. According to Henry's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in the Chapel of The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga (1535 South Gateway, at Dixie Rd., 905-602-1580) on Saturday, February 5th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-03 published
TURNBULL, Mary Elizabeth (née GREGORY)
Peacefully at age 77, with her family at her side, on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, in Toronto. Loving wife and cherished soul mate to George for 55 years. Mary was the dear mother of Deborah, Greg (Julia), Tim (Christine) and Ruth SCULLY (Rick). She was the caring, loving and generous Grandma and Numa to her grandchildren: George "Sam" and Serey; Tyler, Lauren and Fraser; Matthew and Megan; Mary Sarah and Adam. Mary also leaves her sisters Ruth GREGORY, JoAnn (Robert) WOODS and Carol (Nicol) MacNICOL, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Windsor by the late Harold Moore GREGORY and Florence Hanes GREGORY. Mary graduated in English at the University of Western Ontario in 1948. While she was attracted to pursue a teaching career, she turned her full attention to family after marrying George in 1950. Together they raised a family which carries on her example of interest in literature, the arts, travel, conversation, fine wine and Friends. A kind, gentle woman who was always a lady, she taught her family to respect and share with each other. Her philanthropic activities included support for the arts, university scholarships and medical research. Mary was active in church and community organizations, investment and book clubs, playing bridge, gourmet cooking and enjoying each day as it came. She and George were great travellers, particularly in retirement, exploring the world, making new Friends, and bringing back new stories to tell their grandchildren. Her twinkling eyes, squeeze of the hand and warm smile will be sadly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Avenues) on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 2 p.m. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to Humber Valley United Church Foundation, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario M9A 3C1 or to YouthLink, 747 Warden Ave., Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4A8.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-02 published
WOODS, Ralph
Suddenly at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Dr. site, Peterborough, on Tuesday, March 1, 2005. Ralph WOODS of Peterborough, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (MULLEY.) Dear father of Joan-Ann (Rene) of Nobleton. Loving grandfather of Jason (Heidi), Richard and great-grandfather to Sarah. Brother of Ronald WOODS. At Ralph's request there will be no service. If desired, memorial donations to the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Rd. S., Peterborough, (705) 745-3211.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
PANTO, Margaret
On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005, in her 94th year, at Etobicoke General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Metody PANTO. Dear sister to the late Doris MIHAY and the late Mary MAHONEY. Loving mother of son Paul (Maureen) and daughter Elsie (Frank IVERSON.) Cherished grandmother of Jody (Ben CHONG,) Lisa (Trevor WOODS,) Christopher (Karen), Kimberley and Karen IVERSON. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren Abbigayle and Nathan WOODS, Dylan and Charlotte PANTO, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her. Visitation at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West, Toronto 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 28. Visitation will continue Tuesday, March 29 in the chapel of the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre, 60 Richview Road, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-02 published
DE GUERRE, Daniel John
In his 89th year, died peacefully at Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital after a brief illness, on Saturday, April 30, 2005. Born in Newmarket, the eldest son of the late Ross and Frances DE GUERRE. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters, Frederick (Betty) DE GUERRE, Frances YATES, Edward DEGUERRE and Diana McVITTY. He was the fond uncle of Carol (Leon) Broad, Douglas (Erika) DEGUERRE, Dianne (Alan) WOODS, Gregory (Sharon) YATES, Suzanne (Rodney) DARWIN, Peter (Julia) DE GUERRE, Vicki (Keith) CARRUTHERS, Christopher (Julie) DE GUERRE, Brian (Diane) McVITTY, Patricia (Reinhard) GRICHTING, Susan (John) VINCENT and Catherine McVITTY (Regan TAKENAKA) and many cousins, great-nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Daniel's life at Eglinton St. George United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. (at Duplex Ave.) on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. Visiting 1 hour prior to the service. As an expression of sympathy, a charitable donation to the Sharon Temple Museum Society, 18974 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario, L0G 1V0 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Morley Bedford Funeral Home. "The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters. He revives my soul."

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
SMITH, Alfred
(Veteran World War 2) Peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Ethel. Dear father of Alf and Jean, Laura and Bob, David, and the late Joan and Barry YOUELL. Loving grandfather of Dianne and Kris LANGE and great-grandfather of Tia and Ethan. Brother of Lorraine WOODS. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Friday from 11: 30 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation. If desired, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Phyllis Jean, B.A., M.A. U.of T.
In her 85th year, died peacefully, at York Central Hospital, on May 12, 2005. Beloved elder daughter of the late Dr. C. James STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and the late Olga Phyllis Stewart FRINK, and the dear step-daughter of the late Jesse L. FRINK. Phyllis will be sadly missed by her sister Elizabeth (Betty) and her husband Frederick DEGUERRE. Predeceased by her dear brother C. James STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. She was the fond aunt of Carol (Leon) BROAD, F. Douglas (Erika) DEGUERRE, Dianne (Alan) WOODS, as well as 9 great-nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held to celebrate Phyllis' life at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.), on Monday, May 16th at 1 p.m. Interment at York Cemetery. If desired, a donation may be made in Phyllis' memory to the Canadian Cancer Research Society Inc., 305 - 200 Isabella Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1V7 or to York Central Hospital, 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 4Z4. Your donation will be much appreciated by her family.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-06 published
LEVINE, Donald
On Friday, June 3, 2005 at his home. Don Levine, beloved son of Edward and Anita LEVINE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jeffrey and Debbie, and Ellen and Gerry GOLDBERG. Dear uncle to Natalie, Jamie, Carrie, and Laura. Special thanks to Dr. WOODS, Dr. BURKES, Dr. ABRAMS, and to the team at Spectrum Health Care for all their care and compassion. Services were held on Sunday, June 5th, 2005. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Temple Sinai section. For shiva information contact Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 416-663-9060. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care 416-586-8594.

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WOODS 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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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-16 published
KEAR, Thomas
Went peacefully and into his Lord's presence on June 14, 2005 in his ninety-eighth year at Ottawa Grace Manor. Predeceased by his first wife Dollie (GOSS,) his second wife Grace (ATTERBURY,) his sister Dora (REUCASSEL) and his brother Owen. Dear father of Tom (Jessie), Peter (Anna-Lise), Richard (Catherine) and loving grandfather of Sarah, Mark, Andrew and Emily. Fondly remembered by Grace's daughters Joan COLQUHOUN, Jean MacDONELL and Judy WOODS. The textile industry was Tom's chosen vocation, first in Toronto and then as plant manager at Glenayr (Kitten) Knit Ltd., in Lanark, from 1945 until 1972. The family wish to thank and acknowledge the staff of The Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor who gave loving and attentive care over the past several years; also to the staff at Perth Community Care where Tom was a resident prior to his move to Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects at the Young Funeral Home, Lanark on Friday, June 17th, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. A service of remembrance and thanks will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at First Baptist Church, Lanark; reception to follow. Private family interment, 'Locks Cemetery', Huntsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor or Gideon's International In Canada. Arrangements are in the care of Young Funeral Home, Lanark. For further information call 613-267-3765. Condolences may be sent to the family at: condolences@blairandson.com

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-11 published
FILE, Margaret Martha (née DENISON)
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 9, 2005. Resident of Alderwood for 60 years. Member of Alderwood United Church for 50 Years. Margy is survived by her beloved husband Harold FILE, married for 67 years, her dear sister Betty WOODS of Roblin, Ontario. Mom will be missed always by her children Denis FILE, Betty Jean and John FARRAN. Devoted gramma to Beth and Jim, Casey and Lisa, Laura and Rob, and Jessie. Great-gramma to Cierra, Paige and Lachlan. Thank you Joan and Jackie for your devotion and companionship. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the Chapel at 12 p.m. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-13 published
WRIGHT, Donald F.
Suddenly on September 7, 2005. Dear husband of Etta G. (Genni) SCOTT. son of the late John Sydney WRIGHT and the late Gladys Caroline KEMP. Sadly missed by sisters Jean WOODS and Gladys METCALFE, by brothers Robert and wife Sylvia, Dennis and wife Shirley, Russell and wife Sandra, William and wife Grace, Peter and wife Betty Lou, Paul and wife Judith and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers John Sydney and wife Ruth, Kenneth and wife Helen, by sister Shirley and husband Albert MARRITT, by brother-in-law Ernest (Eric) METCALFE and Albert WOODS. Cremation, at Donald's request there was no service. In his memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge 905-852-3073.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
WOODS, Anna Marie
Peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2005 at Extendicare Mississauga, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late George. Devoted mother of Judy and Doug (Jean). Proud grandmother of Ron, Paul (Paula), Joe, Karen (Jeff), and the late Kevin. Great-grandmother of Alex and Gregory. Sister of Margaret, Joe, Frances, Kathleen, Florence and Rita. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday from St. Benedict's Church, 2194 Kipling Ave. at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-28 published
BURTON, Ada Isobel (née WOODS)
At the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, in her 80th year. Mother of Barbara (Mrs. Ken DURAND) of Prescott, Jane BURTON and her partner Ian HORNSBY of Mount Albert, and Philip BURTON and his wife Jean BURTON- FOX. Grandmother of Kenneth Louis DURAND and his wife Mindy of Prescott, Katherine Elizabeth (Mrs. Jahpong ADONGO) of Ghana, Africa, Wilson BURTON- FOX and Riley BURTON- FOX. Great-grandmother of Matthew and Lauren DURAND and Jabu ADONGO. Sister of Elizabeth WOODS of Brockville. Predeceased by her husband Harvey John BURTON and by a sister Marjorie CLIVE. Friends may attend a Graveside Service at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2005. For those wishing, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Vincent Palliative Care or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Arrangements with the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott (613-925-3404). Condolences and donations may be sent online at: www.chrisslaterfuneralhome.com

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-05 published
BURTON, Ada Isobel (née WOODS)
Of Prescott. Born December 10, 1924, Cobourg, Ontario. Passed away at the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, in her 80th year. Mother of Barbara (Mrs. Ken DURAND) of Prescott, Jane BURTON and her partner Ian HORNSBY of Mount Albert, and Philip BURTON and his wife Jean BURTON- FOX. Grandmother of Kenneth Louis DURAND and his wife Mindy of Prescott, Kathleen Elizabeth (Mrs. Jahpong ADONGO) of Ghana, Africa, Wilson BURTON- FOX and Riley BURTON- FOX. Great-grandmother of Matthew and Lauren DURAND and Jabu ADONGO. Daughter of the late Albert WOODS and Lucille BALL. Sister of Elizabeth WOODS of Brockville. Predeceased by her husband Harvey John BURTON and by a sister Marjorie CLIVE. Friends attended a Graveside Service at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2005. For those wishing, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Vincent Palliative Care or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Arrangements with the Chris Slater Funeral Home, Prescott (613-925-3404). Condolences and donations may be sent online at: www.chrisslaterfuneralhome.com

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-06 published
WOODS, Alice Addison (née BLISS)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and Friends, on Friday, November 4, 2005, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Bruce WOODS (1998) for over 50 years. Alice retired from the Toronto Board of Education in 1987 with 24 years at Malvern Collegiate. Alice enjoyed gallivanting to her many social outings and will be sadly missed by those whose lives she touched...too many to mention. Friends and family may call on Sunday, November 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, (275 Lesmill Rd., 416-441-1580). A celebration of Alice's life will be held on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment and reception will follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-09 published
STEVENS, Helen Grace (née NORRIS)
Charter member of Cliffcrest United Church, Scarborough and Registered Nurse, Toronto General Hospital Class of 1938. Peacefully after a full and rewarding life, at the age of 89, at the Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Dearly loved mother of Diane (Don HURREN) John (Susan); Jane (Sergio BOZIKOVIC); Cathy (Geoff RUMNEY) and the late David. Dear grandma of Nicole, Sean, Tyler, Alex (Liviya), Marc and Lisa. Survived by her dear sister Isobel WOODS. Predeceased by brother Bruce and sister Eileen. Friends will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.), 416-267-4656 on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Cliffcrest United Church, 1 McCowan Ave. (north of Kingston Road) on Monday, December 12th at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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WOODS 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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WOODS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-21 published
HENDERSON, Edith Marie (SPEERS)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Headwaters Health Care Centre (Shelburne) on December 20th, 2005, in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Irwin. Loving and devoted mother of Nancy, Lisa (Peter INGLETON) and Linda (Joe) CRUIKSHANK. Cherished grandmother of Max and Austin INGLETON and Noah, Kayla and Ella CRUIKSHANK. Dear sister of Mae (Keith) BURNSIDE, Alvin (Esther) SPEERS, Beula (Ralph) WOODS and Frank SPEERS. Treasured sister-in-law of Ross CLARK, Betty SPEERS, Shirley (Lorne) DUNDAS, Howard HENDERSON and Cecil (Ghislaine) HENDERSON. Predeceased by sister Jean CLARK and brother Robert SPEERS. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, special family friend Nancy BOYNTON and other close Friends. Edith was a teacher, gifted seamstress and loving homemaker who enjoyed spending many summers camping and canoeing with her family in Algonquin Park. She had a generous spirit and has a special place in the hearts of many of her childrens' Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Wednesday, December 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be from Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Donations in memory of Edith may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada or the Canadian Hearing Society. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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