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ARBAJI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
Cabbies slain
Taxi drivers killed in Toronto since 1988:
April 21, 2003: Mohamad Nakib ARBAJI, shot to death while trying to prevent a robbery at a Morningside Ave. convenience store.
December 30, 1999: Mohammadullah SAIGHANI, his throat slashed in the parking lot of an Etobicoke factory, the victim of a love triangle.
February 25, 1993: Robert NANCOO, found slain in the front seat of his cab in a North York driveway.
December 10, 1991: Norman Washington ENNIS, shot twice in the head during a robbery; found beside his cab on Eglinton Ave. W.
July 1, 1991: Anthony EKUNAH, found stabbed to death in his car on Rondeau Dr. in the Steeles Ave. E. and Leslie St. area.
July 24, 1990: Leo HENNINGHAM, beaten with a baseball bat after a dispute with another driver over a customer in front of a Weston Rd. supermarket.
October 6, 1988: Baljeet SINGH, stabbed to death in an apparent robbery near Jane St. and Finch Ave. W.
September 25, 1988: Michael MARCH, shot in an apparent robbery at Airport and Derry Rds.
July 20, 1988: Wolsey FRASER, shot in an apparent robbery at Runnymede Rd. and St. Clair Ave. W.
Compiled by Astrid Lange, Star Library

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ARBANAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
ARBANAS, Hildegard (née BRENK)
Born on September 1, 1924 in Germany, Hildegard passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on April 25, 2005 at the hospital. Beloved wife for 50 years to Branko ARBANAS. She will be sadly missed forever. There was never a more good-hearted, generous and always happy woman with such a warm smile and beautiful eyes. Oh dear God, how I will miss you. The Funeral Service will be held at Pine Hills Visitation Chapel And Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229), on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Burial and reception to follow.

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ARBEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-31 published
LAINE, Ensio " Edvard Oskar"
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on March 28th, 2005 in his 84th year, husband of his beloved late wife, Asteri. Father of Sinikka and her husband Al AUGUSTYN, Marjatta and her late husband Glen ARBEAU, Kristiina and her husband Larry MARTIN, Paivikki and her husband Rick MARSHALL, Eine and her husband Erkki IIVONEN and the late Harri and Leena. Paappa of Mia (John,) Samuel (Cyndi), Trevor (Laurelle), Corey, Kirsi (Kevin), Matti (Trisha), Owen, Kristofer (Jaclyn) and Liisa. Iso Paappa of Sebastien, Sohvi, Isabella, Daniel, Elijah, and Erika. Well respected Scarborough General Hospital employee for 25 years. Fondly remembered by relatives and Friends in Canada and Finland. 'Tavataan Taivaassa Isi ja Paappa' Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, April 2 until time of service in our chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations may be made in Ensio's memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ARBESS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-11 published
CLARK, Gerald
Of Montreal, peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 7, 2005. Foreign correspondent, author, editor of the former Montreal Star. Loving husband of Barbara Brown BOURKE, devoted father of Dr. Bette CLARK, and father-in-law to Dr. Todd SACKTOR, grandfather to Rose and CLARK. His step-daughter, Julia BOURKE, husband John SHAW and children, Emory and Olivia, will miss him greatly as will his many Friends. Predeceased by his sisters Judith and Ruth and his brother, Harry; by wives Rosalie ARBESS and Ruth LEOPOLD. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon West. Burial at Temple Emmanuel Cemetery, Mount Royal, Monday, July 11, 10 a.m. Shiva private. in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal H3G 1A6.

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ARBING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-28 published
Mom, 2 kids slain
Nine-year-old girl escapes ordeal to call police
By Kelly PEDRO, Free Press Crime Reporter
A terrified, barefoot nine-year-old girl frantically knocked on neighbours' doors to get help for her mother and two siblings held hostage yesterday by a man inside an east London home.
By the time gunfire subsided at 682 Princess Ave., four people were dead, two police officers were shot and a city was in shock over the slayings of a woman, her 13-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.
Police didn't identify the victims yesterday.
But relatives confirmed that Halina CZUBA, her 13-year-old daughter, Julia, and five-year-old son, Michal, died after gunfire erupted at their house just east of Adelaide Street about 2: 30 a.m.
The body of a man also was found inside the home. The province's Special Investigations Unit said the man, who hasn't been identified, died of a gunshot wound.
Halina's husband, Jan, is a trucker who was in the United States at the time of the deadly shooting.
"Jan is just devastated. He's in shock," Dominik SZYMANSKI, a relative who tutored the children, said yesterday. "They were all bright kids. It's just unbelievable that this could happen."
What happened inside the house is still a mystery.
"This is a very large tragedy, the details of which will unfold in the days to come," Const. Jeff ARBING said.
The couple's third child, nine-year-old Joanna CZUBA, knocked on at least three neighbours' houses trying to help her family.
"She knocked on our door, it was a panicked knock," said a neighbour, who didn't give her name.
When the woman's husband went outside to check who was at the door, he saw Joanna with neighbours.
The child called 911 at 2: 25 a.m. to report someone was beating her mother.
Two minutes later, two police officers approached the front door when a shotgun blast from inside blew a hole through it, striking one officer in the shoulder and arm and grazing another officer's face.
The officers returned fire, the Special Investigations Unit said.
It's unclear whether the unidentified man died of a self-inflicted gunshot or from the exchange with police.
Joanna and the neighbours were still outside when shots were fired and police ordered them into the neighbour's Elizabeth Street house.
Joanna was petrified but unhurt, the neighbour said.
"I took her in the kitchen, sat her down and rubbed her back," the woman said. "She saw what (the gunman) was doing to her mom."
Joanna didn't recognize the gunman, the woman said.
Neighbour Ron HARPER said he heard a sharp knock on his door about 2: 30 a.m., but didn't think much of it.
"Then I heard five shots and someone yell, 'I'll kill them all,' " he said.
When HARPER looked outside, he saw police hitting the house with a battering ram.
"The next thing I know, I saw them (the officers) running back with two kids. They were pretty limp," he said.
"When they put them in the ambulances, the ambulances didn't leave right away so I don't think they made it."
Dan and Tammy STROM were sleeping when police pounded on their door and used the location to monitor the brown brick bungalow across the street.
Heavily armed tactical officers told the couple and their two frightened children to go to the basement and keep their heads down, Dan STROM said.
"It was a little nerve-wracking," he said. "The police were in and out and then I heard, 'Freeze! London police."
A 13-year veteran and rookie with one year on the force were injured by the shotgun blast. The constables were taken to hospital and later released.
"They were shaken, but relieved," police Chief Murray FAULKNER said of the officers' families. "This is one of these situations where as a husband, wife or partner of a police officer, you dread the call."
The Special Investigations Unit was called in to investigate the man's death. London police are investigating the homicides of the woman and her two children.
Neither the Special Investigations Unit or London police were releasing many details about the four deaths.
"You have to understand this was not the usual man-with-a-gun call," FAULKNER said. "Police entered because we are sworn to protect life, so that's why the incident wrapped up quicker than normal."
Police have been to the address before, sources confirmed, but would not say why.
Dan STROM said his neighbours, the CZUBAs, were a quiet, friendly Polish family who didn't speak much English. They had lived at the house for about 15 years.
Besides the shot officers, two tactical officers were treated for smoke inhalation after a small fire, believed to be arson, broke out.
London police called in counsellors to speak to colleagues of the injured officers, FAULKNER said.
All day a London detective worked alongside an Special Investigations Unit investigator, carefully documenting the scene. Blood marks could be seen on the front porch. Some windows of the home were shattered.
Just before 9 a.m., a detective and uniformed officer brought out the family's pet -- a trembling dachshund puppy.
Police evacuated homes one street north of Princess on Elias Street. Neighbours were told it was because of a gas leak and saw Union Gas on scene.

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ARBING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
Troubled husband faces charge in Cambodian woman's slaying
By Randy RICHMOND, Free Press Reporter
Tired of the voices in his head, Ngeab KHIN was heading to his homeland of Cambodia tomorrow to get spiritual help.
His wife, Yorn MEY, was travelling with him. After surviving civil war in Cambodia, refugee camps and a bout with throat cancer seven months ago, she was willing to help her husband on his journey.
Instead, yesterday, KHIN, 49, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife MEY, 49.
And their two sons are left with a family torn apart.
"I don't have a mom or dad now. I don't know what to do," said son Soeun KHIN, 23, yesterday.
"They got their luggage packed and by the door and this is what happened. My mom survived war and throat cancer and now this."
It was the second slaying in London within 24 hours.
While the deaths of four people Monday on Princess Avenue drew hordes of media and police, only a line of yellow police tape and two cruisers on a quiet stretch of Chippewa Drive bore witness to yesterday's slaying.
Police were called about 12: 05 a.m. to 1081 Chippewa Dr. and found MEY dead.
There were signs of trauma to her body, but the cause of her death hasn't been determined, said London police Const. Jeff ARBING.
Police stressed they had not recorded any other incidents of domestic violence at the address before.
But they would release little other information until a post-mortem expected today.
Neighbours could reveal little about the family or shed light on what happened.
"To me they were just a nice old couple," said Laura GILLIAN, who lives across the road.
But behind the trim shrubs and inside the tidy-looking grey brick bungalow, there had been signs of trouble.
"He just started to get some different ideas in his mind," said the family's minister, Reverend Mom PEIN of the New Apostolic Church in London.
PEIN gathered family members at his home yesterday. While one son, Samnang, 20, went to identify his mother's body, Soeun tried to understand what went wrong.
"It happened after my grandmother, his mother, died, two or three years ago," Soeun said. "He (my dad) started becoming delusional. He believed he was a prophet."
The family went along until things got out of hand.
They tried to get KHIN help, but he refused. He believed he would die if he got medical help, Soeun said.
The family went to police, who suggested they find a doctor. They called an ambulance to the door about a year ago, but KHIN refused to go.
"He used to hide the knives because he thought we were going to hurt him. He thought he was the okay one and we were all wrong," Soeun said.
The family had fled Cambodia's civil war in the late 1970s and ended up in Thailand, where Soeun was born.
They arrived in Canada about 20 years ago. His mother and father found jobs at Cuddy Food Products, though both were on compensation because of physical injuries, Soeun said.
In the past few months, the stress of his father's mental illness was getting worse, Soeun said.
Monday evening, KHIN got up to work the overnight shift at Lamko Tool and Mould in London and saw his father. "He was just sitting in his chair. That's all he's been doing for the past couple of months."
His father figured he could get help in Cambodia for the voices in his head.
Soeun's wife sat on PEIN's front porch yesterday and, between sobs, called Friends in Cambodia who had been expecting to meet her in-laws at the airport.
"Her own mother died three years ago. Three months later, we got married and she got a new mom," Soeun said.
"They were very close. Now she is going through this again."
His wife was the first to learn about the slaying, coming home from work yesterday morning to see police tape outside the house.
She called Soeun at work and he rushed home.
"It just blew me away. He is a really good dad."
The couple lived in the home with their parents and younger brother.
"I don't know if I can stay after what happened," Soeun said.

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ARBING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-28 published
Four die in shooting at London family home
By Timothy APPLEBY, Tuesday, June 28, 2005, Page A7
A quiet residential street in downtown London, Ontario, exploded into violence early yesterday, a melee that ended in a shootout with police and a house fire that left four people dead and four police officers injured.
The house is owned by a long-distance trucker and his wife. Police were summoned by a 911 call placed by one of the family's three young children from a neighbour's house. Local media reported that the couple's nine-year-old daughter placed the call.
When police entered the house, the girl's mother and two siblings and the gunman were dead.
The province's Special Investigations Unit, which examines all deaths and serious injuries involving police, released no names. It was unclear who the gunman was.
Neighbours, however, confirmed that the modest Princess Avenue bungalow was occupied by John CZUBA, his wife and their children. The family emigrated from Poland several years ago, said Andrew KRALKA, who lives directly across the street.
The father was believed by local residents to have been driving through the United States when the family members were killed.
"It's all been a big shock for us; this is very tragic," Mr. KRALKA said.
Alerted at 2: 25 a.m. by the 911 call reporting an assault in progress, police arriving at the household were met by gunfire that struck two of the officers.
Police returned the fire, but authorities would not say whether the gunman, later found dead inside the house from a single gunshot wound, was killed by a police bullet or had committed suicide.
Both wounded officers were shot in the upper body but were wearing body armour, and both were released from hospital yesterday.
The couple also had a 13-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son.
London Police Constable Jeff ARBING would say only the 911 emergency call "came from a child, from a different location," adding that in 15 years of police service, "a homicide of this magnitude is something I haven't personally seen."
Neighbours recounted scenes of chaos. "I heard a quick 'Bang, bang, bang, bang' -- four shots. It sounded like firecrackers accompanied by a whole lot of police sirens," said David STEVENS, who was watching television at his home when the violence erupted across the street.
"Then there was a second series of shots, about five minutes later."
Amid scenes of shouted confusion, nearby residents retreated to their basements for safety.
During the 20-minute confrontation, a fire also broke out at the home, but it was unclear whether it stemmed from smoke grenades that tactical officers threw in, or another source. Two police officers were later treated in hospital for smoke inhalation.
"There was grey smoke just pouring out of the house," Mr. STEVENS said. Other neighbours described seeing police running down the street with children in their arms, carrying them toward waiting ambulances.
Both in their 40s, Mr. and Mrs. CZUBA owned the home and had lived there for several years.
Local residents described the family as courteous but introverted, spending time with other Polish-Canadians instead of their immediate neighbours.
Mr. CZUBA is often away and sometimes parks his rig on the street, Mr. KRALKA said.
"They don't really associate with people on the street," said another neighbour. "When we first moved here the kids were allowed to play with the other kids, but then they weren't, and the kids didn't go out any more.
"It makes me sad."
As to what triggered the violence, "That I'm not sure of," Constable ARBING said.
"That's an honest answer. I don't know what we have here."

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ARBOGAST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
ARBOGAST, Robert E. " Bob," P. Eng.
Ottawa-born, a long-time resident of Baie d'Urfe, Quebec and Hawkesbury, Ontario. Passed away peacefully at the age of 80 at North York General Hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2005, after a brief illness. Dearly loved husband of Grace for 54 years. He will be sadly missed by his sister Doris and her husband Ron FRAZER and his sister Carol FORSTER (late husband Jack) and an abundance of nieces and nephews. Much loved father of Janet and her husband Michel, Sandy and her partner Anne, Gord, and Brian and his wife Valerie. He is also survived by his many grandchildren Jean Sebastien, Stefan Michel, Jamie, Samantha, Shannon, Chantal, Dominic, Brynn and Marley. Special thanks to the staff at North York General Hospital for their care and tremendous kindness. A service was held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home in Markham. In Bob's memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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ARBOGAST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
ARBOGAST, Robert E. " Bob," P.Eng.
Ottawa-born, a longtime resident of Baie d'Urfe, Quebec and Hawkesbury, Ontario. Passed away peacefully at the age of 80 at North York General Hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2005, after a brief illness. Dearly loved husband of Grace for 54 years. He will be sadly missed by his sister Doris and her husband Ron FRAZER and his sister Carol FORSTER (late husband Jack) and an abundance of nieces and nephews. Much loved father of Janet and her husband Michel, Sandy and her partner Anne, Gord and Brian and his wife Valerie. He is also survived by his many grandchildren, Jean Sebastien, Stefan Michel, Jamie, Samantha, Shannon, Chantal, Dominic, Brynn and Marley. Special thanks to the staff at North York General Hospital for their care and tremendous kindness. A service was held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home in Markham. In Bob's memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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ARBOUR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-01 published
JOHNSTON, " Nikki" David James
At his home in Rock Mills, after a lengthy battle with cancer, on Wednesday May 25, 2005 in his 51st year. Devoted husband and best friend of Marg SANDERSON. son of Mel (special friend Marg PARKS) and the late Mabel JOHNSTON. Loving stepfather of Vanessa DAVIES. Dear brother of Nancy (Rob) ARBOUR of Everett and Brenda (Jeff) LITTLE of Rosemont. He will always be loved and remembered by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and Friends. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Friday May 27. Services were held at the funeral home chapel on Saturday May 28. Interment Salem Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, the Canadian Cancer society or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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ARBOUR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
ARBOUR, Douglas D.
In his 69th year on Wednesday September 28, 2005 at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Jean (née GIBSON,) brother of Bob and wife Liz of Burlington, son of Francis of Chatham and predeceased by father Sid of Tecumseh. Owner operator of Arbour's Chatham Ambulance from 1956-1975, Doug continued his Emergency Medical Services career with the Ministry of Health for more than 25 years. Doug was a councilor for the City of Chatham, then Chatham-Kent for almost 30 years and chairman of Chatham Police Services Board for 10 years. He was a member of the Ontario Ambulance Operators Association and made an honourary life member in 1995. Doug was also a member of the Great Lakes International Antique Fire Apparatus Association (Great Lakes Chapter S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A. Inc.) and current president of Box 42 Detroit, Michigan. Over the years, Doug received many honors. The Chatham Jaycees honoured Doug in 1970 as "Outstanding Young Man of the Year" and the Windsor Jaycees recognized Doug's accomplishments in 1996. Doug also received the Order of St. John Priory in 1973 and the Governor General's Exemplary Service Medal in 1995. The family will receive Friends and relatives on Sunday, October 2, 2005 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham (519-352-2390). Public visitation will also take place Monday, October 3, 2005 at the church from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul's Congregational Church (475 Park Ave, Chatham) at 1: 00 p.m. Interment will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences made be made at www.obituariestoday.com

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ARBOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
ARBOUR, Denis Roy (April 7, 1982-February 4, 2005)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Denis. Loving son of Cathy and Dan ARBOUR, dear brother of Daryl. He will be greatly missed by his grandmother and best friend Beverly GILMOUR. Denis also leaves behind his grandparents Mae and Bernard ARBOUR, Gary and Beula LANIGAN and great-grandmother Violet NELSON " Nana." He will be sadly missed by his aunts and uncles Kelly and Peter HARPLEY, Jim and Janis LANIGAN, Robin and Ed PANKHURST, John and Diane ARBOUR, and by all his cousins and Friends. Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, P.O. Box 427 Minden, K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777), on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment at Twelve Mile Lake Cemetery, Carnarvon. Memorial donations to the Toronto Western Hospital Hand Clinic (Dr. Linda DVALI) or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ARBOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-20 published
ARBOUR, Frances (née BOROWSKI)
After a long and full life, suddenly on Friday, November 18, 2005 at the age of 88. Loving mother of Arthur, Lynda, Carolyn, Michael, Kenneth and Paul. Mother-in-law of Beverley, Michael, Margaret, Noriko and Janice. Grandma of Marc, Adrienne, Deirdre, Rachel, Joy, Andre, Elizabeth, Gregory, Seira, Leyna, Hannah, Dylan, Caitlin and Brenna. Sister of Carrie, Stan and Lisa. Loving and generous auntie to the Arbour/Borowski/Bielawski clan, cherished neighbour to Friends on Hiscock Blvd., active member of St. Rose of Lima parish. Fran loved gathering the family around the pool, volunteering at St. Barbara's School, playing euchre at the Seniors' Club, driving them to Mass, tending her garden, cooking, watching Canadian Football League football, enjoying weekly movies with the girls and visiting family in Quebec, Detroit and Japan. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (Between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, November 20 and Monday, November 21. Funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, 3216 Lawrence Ave. E. on Tuesday, November 22 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Food for Children, 40 King Georges Rd., Toronto. M8X 1L3 or Rosalie Hall, 3020 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, M1P 2T7.

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ARBOUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-13 published
ARBOUR, Evelyn Rose (née CROSSEY)
At St. Joseph's Health Centre on Sunday, December 11, 2005. Cherished mother to Kathryn HILL, Patricia PIPHER, John ARBOUR (Karen,) Kevin ARBOUR (Cathy), Debra PETERS (Rick) and Karen ARBOUR (Bruce). Adored grandmother to David, Jacqueline, Samantha, Kristine, Allison, Jason, Christopher, Michael, Kaitlin and Sarah and great-grandmother to Hailey. Sister to Jack CROSSEY, Pat MILLETTE (Richard,) Norah NEEDHAM, Marie THIMM (Ed), Maureen BROWN and Joe CROSSEY (Gloria). Survived by many other family and Friends. Predeceased by parents Patrick and Evelyn CROSSEY, and brothers Des and Ted. She will be forever missed. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Complete service in the chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com. "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

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ARBUCKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
MOFFAT, James
Unexpectedly, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at Sunnybrook Health Centre, in his 73rd year. Survived by his wife Janet (ARBUCKEL) MOFFAT. Will be missed by his children Ann, William, Gladys, James, Una, John, Janet and their partners. Loving Papa to 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton) on Friday, January 14, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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ARBUCKLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
JAMES, Thomas " Tom" Frederick
Thomas " Tom" Frederick JAMES of Saint Marys, suddenly at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on February 28, 2005 in his 64th. year. He was born in London, Ontario on August 29, 1941, son of the late Frederick T. JAMES and Edna May JAMES (ARBUCKLE.) Tom was a dedicated employee of the Saint Marys Cement Plant from 1963 to 2002. Tom is survived by his wife Kathleen JAMES (KING,) whom he married in 1962; his brothers Alan JAMES of Terrace Bay and Nat JAMES and wife Pearl of Wellington, his children Lynda WILSON and husband Todd of Elmira, Travers JAMES and wife Niki of Granton and grandchildren Lydia and Amilya WILSON. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. James Anglican Church on Church Street, Saint Marys on Thursday March 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment in Saint Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.

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ARBUCKLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-17 published
ARBUCKLE, Stevenson and Doris
In loving memory of a dear father, Stevenson, who passed away April 8, 1948 and a dear mother, Doris, who passed away November 17, 1992. To some you may be forgotten, To others part of the past, But to us who loved and lost you, You will always be in our hearts, Always in our memories. We love and miss you Tom, Clare and family.

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ARBUCKLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-06 published
Alice MILNES
By Arthur Herbert MILNES, Monday, June 6, 2005, Page A16
Grandmother, mother, friend. Born August 26, 1906, in Toronto. Died May 11 in Pickering, Ontario, of old age, aged 98.
'Oh that's good."
Those were my 92-year-old Grandmother's words on Christmas Eve of 1999. She'd just taken a long drink of rye -- topped with a splash of soda water -- we'd handed her to celebrate the season. After that first sip, she looked out over my kitchen at three of her nine grandchildren, tipped her glass and tossed back another.
Nanny was born in Toronto in 1906 and spent almost all of her life living near the thoroughfare called The Danforth in Toronto. She vowed she'd never burden her children by moving in with them in old age. (Her mother-in-law had done that and it was an experience she said she wouldn't revisit on anyone.) She kept her vow, living on her own in her tidy apartment until old age forced her into a long-term care facility at age 96.
She and Grampa spent many years on Rhodes Avenue and her neighbours, Nel and Jack ARBUCKLE, became so close they even chose to have cottages side by side. In later years, Nel and Jack's daughter, Marge, and her husband, John, did so much to help allow Nanny to keep visiting her cottage, with countless gestures that personified Friendship.
While she never went past primary school, she read constantly throughout her life -- how she loved her mysteries -- and it was a matter of pride for her that all three of her children Bill, Joan and Herb Jr. -- became educators.
Nanny and Grampa -- Herbert MILNES, my grandfather, who died in 1983 -- had a cottage near Bluewater Beach, north of Toronto. As a child, I'd spend hours playing cards with her there and she'd tell me story after story of life in Toronto during days gone by. My favourite? Her account of the Royal Visit of 1939. I never got tired of hearing about the crowds and the flags and her description of the Queen; I must have heard a thousand times: "She was so beautiful, Art." In 1989, I happened to be working at Queen's Park when that beautiful Queen -- by now the beloved Queen Mum -- returned to Toronto to mark the 50th anniversary of that historic visit. I left my office and watched the Queen Mum from the crowd. When I returned home that night, the first thing I did was call to tell my grandmother where I'd gone and whom I'd seen.
"You know that flag," she said to me out of the blue one day in the late 1980s, while I was raising Canada's Maple Leaf for her at the cottage, "Your Grandfather always put it up but we used to call it 'Pearson's dish-rag.' "
That comment aside, I never heard her express many political views but I knew she followed the news and politics faithfully. Last summer we asked former Prime Minister Brian MULRONEY if he'd help us mark our matriarch's birthday. He did just that, sending Nanny a handwritten letter.
"I learned that you will be turning 98 this weekend," Mr. MULRONEY wrote. "What a marvellous milestone in life and Mila joins me in conveying our warmest congratulations and best wishes for many more. Have a rye and soda on me!"
She broke into a big smile as she sat surrounded by family as that letter was read to her.
"Who did you say that was from?" she asked.
And she just nodded and grinned in a way I'd never seen before. Above all else, my Nanny loved being the centre of attention and Mr. MULRONEY's letter was icing on the cake. I detected from her the belief that all former prime ministers should be honouring her. Why wouldn't they, she seemed to say by her grin.
She was Alice MILNES -- a feisty yet gentle Iron Lady -- and she knew it.
Arthur MILNES is the grand_son of Alice MILNES.

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ARBUCKLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
James GUILLET, Chemist and Teacher: (1927-2005)
University of Toronto professor figured out how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down plastic litter in sunlight, writes Sandra MARTIN. He discovered he could 'make it disappear'
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page S7
A "green" chemist, James GUILLET was fascinated by photosynthesis in plants and the wonders that nature could create with solar light and water. He wanted to mimic the function of natural systems in his laboratory.
As a scientist, he was a pioneer in establishing photochemistry and photophysics of the polymer system as an important and separate discipline in chemistry. As an inventor, he used his scientific discoveries in practical applications for human and environmental benefit. During his lifetime he registered more than 100 patents, including a process for making plastics (such as foam coffee cups and fast food clam-shell containers) decompose in sunlight, and an agricultural mulch film That smothers weeds during the growing season and then breaks down into the soil in the winter.
Although he was honoured as a scientist, he did not see his progressive ideas widely embraced by industry and government in this country. On the contrary, he was frustrated by self-interested environmentalists and paper manufacturers who lobbied against the industrial use of his "man-made plastics."
He was revered by colleagues and students, many of whom called him "the Boss" and came from around the world to work with him. "He was not the professor with blinders on his eyes who could only see science," says his Polish colleague Maria NOWAKOWSKA. He loved opera and theatre, growing orchids, swimming and sailing at the family cottage he designed and built nearly 50 years ago.
James Edwin GUILLET was born into an academic Toronto family his father, Edwin, was a prominent historian and the author of Early Life in Upper Canada, among many other books. They lived in the Annex neighbourhood of the city before moving to the suburbs when Jim was 12. Summers were spent with their Ohio relatives at on Horseshoe Island in Stoney Lake near Peterborough.
Musician Sue POLANYI went there, too, as a child because her father was the Anglican Minister at the rectory on the island. "He was immensely handsome as a young man," remembers Ms. POLANYI, and he "grew up to have a grip on business like no other chemist" because he "wasn't a dreamer -- he was a practical man."
After attending Huron Street School, young Jim GUILLET went to the University of Toronto Schools and then the University of Toronto. He joined the campus camera club, winning first prize in a photography contest judged by Yousuf KARSH, with a black and white picture called "Valley of the Shadows" that he had taken of the rocks in the creek at the bottom of his parents' East York home. Prof. GUILLET always attributed his success in finding summer jobs at Eastman Kodak to his early passion for photography.
He graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours degree in physics and chemistry in 1948. Unable to find a job in Canada, he began working fulltime as a research chemist for Eastman Kodak, first, in Rochester and, then, in Kingsport, Tennessee.
During the day, he worked on new types of graft and block copolymers but spent his evenings enjoying the company of Helen BIRCHER, a young university graduate from Nashville, Tennessee., who had recently moved to Kingsport to work for the Girl Scouts. "It was a very small town and everybody knew everybody and we had a ball," she said, "dating and hiking and parties and church." They were married in 1953 in Nashville.
The next year, the GUILLETs went to Saint John's College, Cambridge, in England. Rationing was still in effect, the best form of transport was a bicycle, and they found lodging in a thatched cottage. He studied under R.G.W. Norrish, a future Nobel laureate, earning his Ph. D in photochemistry in 1955. Twenty years later, the university honoured him with an Sc. D, a doctor of science.
After Cambridge, the GUILLETs went back to Kodak in Kingsport, where all four of their children were born. James worked as senior research chemist and later research associate in charge of polyolefin research before joining the chemistry department at the University of Toronto as an associate professor in 1963. At the time, he had 30 U.S. patents and had published 20 scientific papers.
John POLANYI, a future Nobel laureate in chemistry, was on the hiring committee. "He had a great string of patents to his name and we worried that he wasn't going to fit into academe," he remembered, noting the cultural disparities between industry and the "ivory towers."
Fears that Prof. GUILLET's approach might be too commercial proved groundless. In 1969, he was promoted to full professor and named professor emeritus in 1991. "His bent was to do academic science and to figure out why things happened the way they did, rather than how useful they were," said Prof. POLANYI. "He warned all the time against letting the applications of science dominate the university agenda."
At the time, polymer chemistry wasn't a particularly sexy field. That changed largely because of Prof. GUILLET's work. Hearkening back to his early interest in light and shadow in photography, Prof. GUILLET's main areas of research involved studying the way polymers react to light. Polymers are large molecules made from smaller and simpler molecules. They can be artificial, such as plastics, or natural, such as proteins and DNA. Before his time, people were interested in how light reacts with small molecules and he advanced the science with large molecules.
This research led to one of his most important discoveries: how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down in sunlight. In other words, a potential antidote to much of the world's litter problems.
In true scientific fashion, the solution came to him while he was working with his students on the opposite problem: creating a polymer that is resistant to the sun's rays. Electrical wires, which are insulated with plastic, have to be replaced every so often because the sun rots the plastic, making it useless as an insulator.
In 1969, while Prof. GUILLET was working on developing sun-hardy polymers, he went on vacation with his wife Helen to Andros Island in the Bahamas. Disturbed by the litter floating ashore from cruise ships, he realized he could "make it disappear," according to Mrs. GUILLET. All he had to do was to create polymers that were less resistant to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
And of course he did. He registered three patents for photodegradable polymers in 1970, assigning the rights to the U of T. That same year, he started a high-tech company called EcoPlastics to manufacture ecolyte bio-cyclic plastics. The company, which also did contract research on tar sands and greenhouse films, was never able to raise the necessary capital in Canada. A Dutch deal collapsed after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries oil crisis of the 1970s. About 50 per cent of EcoPlastics was acquired by a American entrepreneur in 1986.
Instead of a stock-market bonanza for the U of T, Prof. GUILLET was awarded a Lindbergh Grant worth $10,000 in recognition of his efforts to create a better balance between technology and the environment. He and a colleague were also awarded a gold medal and Canada's patent number 1,000,000 for inventing photodegradable plastics. Some years later, a cynical Prof. GUILLET observed, "It is perhaps a measure of the government's commitment to science and technology that the medal turned out to be gold plated!"
During his career, James GUILLET published nearly 300 scientific papers and wrote 80 patent applications. He founded two other companies besides EcoPlastics. Medi-Pro Sciences Ltd., which was incorporated in 1976, did research on artificial skin and medical applications of plastics. Solarchem Corporation (1984) tried to develop pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals for pollution control using sunlight as the primary energy source.
He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a Killam Research Fellowship in 1987 and the International Award of the Society of Polymer Science in 1999. During his career, he supervised 28 Ph. D. theses, 26 masters degrees and 50 post-doctoral fellows and research associates.
He immersed himself in the lives and problems of his students and the scientists who came from around the world to work with him. "I thought he was a wonderful person who cared about his students and would spend hours and hours tutoring them if they were having a problem," says Susan ARBUCKLE, his secretary since she moved here from California in 1971.
That sentiment was echoed by John FRASER, Master of Massey College at the U of T, who called on Prof. GUILLET a number of times to mentor troubled science students. "He was just incredible," said Mr. FRASER. "He knew what their log jam was and who they should speak to." He also gave the college two Paul Kane portraits that had belonged to his father.
One of his research associates was Maria NOWAKOWSKA, now vice-rector for research and international relations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Back in the early 1970s, Prof. NOWAKOWSKA, then a Ph. D student, went to an international conference in Prague, one of the few places she could visit before the fall of communism. Prof. GUILLET, who was the keynote speaker, spoke with her after her presentation because he "always had the idea to approach young people who needed his hand and his help," Prof. NOWAKOWSKA said by telephone from her home this week.
He invited her to work in his lab, a trip she couldn't make for 15 years because of work and family commitments and the hurdles erected by the state to keep her from defecting to the West. She says his lab, then, was the best in the world in photophysics and photochemistry and "supervisors were fighting" to find places for their students "to work with Jim GUILLET."
She arrived with no luggage, no place to stay, no computer, and almost no cash, so Prof. GUILLET took her home where she was treated as a member of the family and given a bed until she found a place to live. It was the beginning of an international collaboration that continued until his death. Working with him was like being in "a volcano of ideas," she said. "People respected him and each other."
She met with him for the last time before Prof. GUILLET underwent heart surgery in August. Even in hospital he was still encouraging her to pursue new patents on natural polymers and publish the results.
James Edwin GUILLET was born in Toronto on January 14, 1927. He died September 23, 2005, from complications following successful bypass surgery. He is survived by his wife, two siblings, four children and nine grandchildren.

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ARBUCKLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
ARBUCKLE, Caroline Louise (QUERENGESSER)
Peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, on Monday, May 9, 2005. Caroline (QUERENGESSER) ARBUCKLE in her 92nd year, was the beloved wife of the late Reverend John Andrews ARBUCKLE (1996.) Dear mother of James and his wife Nancy of Baden, Bill of Guelph, and Rob and his wife Elizabeth of Kitchener. Loved grandmother of David and his wife Cielo, Amy and her husband Bill BRADLEY, Brett, and the late Michael and his wife the late Alana. Great-grandmother of Austin, Joshua and the late Kennedy. Resting at the Gilbert Maclntyre and son Funeral Home, "Dublin Chapel", 252 Dublin Street N., Guelph where the family will receive Friends on Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. Visitation will also take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 210 Silvercreek Pkwy. N., Guelph on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from 10-11 a.m. A Funeral Service will take place at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brodhagen. As expressions of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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ARBUCKLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-14 published
ARBUCKLE, Natalie
Suddenly after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family on Monday, June 13th, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Jack and granddaughter Jennifer. Natalie will be deeply missed by her children Valerie (Ralf JARCHOW) and Warren (Sarah,) grandchildren Natasha, Robyn, Alyssa, Megan, Christian, Helena and Scott and her extended family and Friends. Friends may call at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1579 Royal York Road on Thursday from 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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ARBUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-18 published
GORD, Nancy
On Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Nancy GORD beloved wife of Marvin, loving mother and mother-in-law of Sharon ARBUS, Lisa and Izy HEMI, Jemmie and Neil SILVER and the late David Jay GORD. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dorothy and Frank SANELI, Betty and Ken McKREAVIE, Joan McMULIN. Devoted grandmother of Debbie ARBUS, Paul ARBUS, Adam and Colleen ARBUS, and Rachel, Jason and Michael HEMI, and Aaron, Joel and Daniel SILVER and great-grandmother of Ben. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday August 18 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Nancy Gold Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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GORD, Nancy
On Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Nancy GORD beloved wife of Marvin, loving mother and mother-in-law of Sharon ARBUS, Lisa and Izy HEMI, Jemmie and Neil SILVER and the late David Jay GORD. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dorothy and Frank SANELI, Betty and Ken McKREAVIE, Joan McMULIN. Devoted grandmother of Debbie ARBUS, Paul ARBUS, Adam and Colleen ARBUS, and Rachel, Jason and Michael HEMI, and Aaron, Joel and Daniel SILVER and great-grandmother of Ben. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, August 18 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Nancy Gold Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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ARBUTHNOT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-25 published
O'HARE, John
John died suddenly at home on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at age 68. John leaves his much loved wife Frances and his daughter Leslie (Scott LIPPETT) and son Danny (Tammy.) He treasured the time he spent with his cherished grandchildren Sarah, Matthew, Brady and Dylan. John was predeceased by his sister Mary Alice (Lloyd DUNN) and his sister Kathleen (Hank SHERWOOD.) He will be greatly missed by his surviving siblings Danny, Margaret (Don MacKAY,) Jean (Jim ARBUTHNOT) and Jim (Liz.) He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Elizabeth ADAM/ADAMS (Pat) and Monica SCHEPENS (Eugene.) He left a legacy of love to many nieces and nephews and numerous Friends. Visitation at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, 23 Main Street South (905-852-3073) on Sunday, June 26, 2005 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Saint Mark's Catholic Church, 345 Glad Park Avenue, Stouffville on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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