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BIAFORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
SISCA, Frank " Francesco" (1925-2005)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a dear and loving husband, father, nonno, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle, on Saturday, April 16, 2005 in his 80th year, at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario. Frank was a devoted and beloved husband of Ida (née AQUINO) for 57 years. Loving father of daughter Rose, son Joe and daughter-in-law Lorna, and daughter Marie and son-in-law Nick. Proud and cherished nonno of Julie, Jason, Paul, Ashley, and Danielle. Predeceased by father Giuseppe and mother Rosina (née DE MARIA.) Loving brother of Teresa and brother-in-law, the late Eugenio SIRIANNI. Brother-in-law of Carmelina and the late Domenico CLAUSI, Mariannina and Frank BIAFORE, Adele AQUINO, Emilia and Felice PUPO, the late Rosaria and Aldo PUPO, Giovanni and Maria AQUINO, Vincenzo and Carmela AQUINO, Virginia and Vittorio SCAGLIONE, Biagio and Anna AQUINO. Sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and Friends. Visitations will take place at Scoatt Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga (one block west of Cawthra Rd.), 905-272-4040, on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. Entombment will be at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, Oakville, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Trillium Health Centre - Oncology Department or Cancer Society. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Soheil SAEEDI and Dr. Terry KWAN and to the kind and dedicated nurses at the Trillium Health Centre.

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BIALAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
BIALAS, Mary
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Monday, August 22, 2005 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Much loved mother of Alfreda BAK and Christine NAKONECZNYJ, and mother-in-law of Lou SEBASTIANO, Casey BAK and Nick NAKONECZNYJ. " Babcia" will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Christopher and Jennifer, Kasia, Walter, Elizabeth and Phillipe; and Evan and Marcha, Taras and Athena. Loving "PraBabcia" of Sabrina, Nikkos, and Andrew. Dear sister of Hannia of Poland and the late Josephine of France. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rosary prayers Thursday at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 10: 15 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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BIALEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
BIALEK, Antoni
Peacefully at home on Saturday, November 19, 2005. Antoni, beloved husband of Irene and loving father of Barb and her husband Ed KAPICA and Joe and his wife Donna. Dear Dziadzio to Michael, Matthew, Justin, Ryan and Jason. Predeceased by his brothers and sister in Poland. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 4260 Cawthra Road, Mississauga on Wednesday, November 23 at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery.

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BIALO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-17 published
Driver killed at GO train crossing
By Oliver MOORE, Tuesday, May 17, 2005, Page A11
A 25-year-old Thornhill man was killed yesterday morning after driving his car under the barrier at a level crossing north of the city and stopping in the path of an onrushing GO train.
Police are investigating whether Levi BIALO was blinded by sun as he drove onto the tracks in Richmond Hill, a spot that was marked by drop-down barriers, flashing lights and a bell.
York Regional Police Sergeant Dave MITCHELL said yesterday that the car was travelling at roughly the speed limit, 50 kilometres an hour, when it hit the barrier. The barrier rode up and over the car. Mr. BIALO then hit the brakes and was killed by a southbound train loaded with commuters.
"It looks like, right now, that he didn't see the control arms," Sgt. MITCHELL said.
Police believe that Mr. BIALO, a rabbi and youth leader at Chabad Lubavitch in Markham, stopped his car because he was surprised by his contact with the control arm.
What they can't explain at this point is why he failed to heed the blaring horn as the train approached. Instead he halted with his Acura Legend positioned in such a way that the train slammed directly into the driver's side of the vehicle.
The train had just left the Langstaff station, second most northerly on that line, and was headed southbound to Union Station. It collided with Mr. BIALO's car in Markham at the spot where the tracks cross Green Lane, just east of Bayview.
The wrecked vehicle was pushed several hundred metres down the track and Mr. BIALO was declared dead at the scene. He leaves his pregnant wife and their two-year-old son.
The camera mounted on the train showed no other vehicles at the level crossing, Sgt. MITCHELL said. Police, who are trying to determine the effects of the sun on Mr. BIALO, would like to speak to any other drivers who were on that stretch of road around 7 a.m. yesterday.
No one on the train was injured, though the crew was shaken up by what they had witnessed. The stranded passengers were taken to Toronto by bus, and train service on the Richmond Hill line was reopened in time for the commute home.

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BIALO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
Young rabbi killed at train crossing
May have been blinded by sun
Police appealing for witnesses:
By Stan JOSEY, Staff Reporter
A popular young Thornhill rabbi may have been blinded by the rising sun early yesterday when his car was hit broadside by a GO train at a level crossing on Green Lane just east of Bayview Ave.
Rabbi Levi BIALO, 25, died instantly when his white Acura Legend became wedged under the lead car of the reversing GO train and was carried about 160 metres down the track.
BIALO and his wife Shira were in charge of the young adult program at Chabad Lubavitch, an Orthodox synagogue about a block and a half from the scene of the accident. Both also taught elementary classes in the synagogue school.
Friends say BIALO, who moved here from Cleveland about two years ago, likely was rushing to make Shacharit or morning prayers at the synagogue when his car was struck shortly after 7 a.m. The level crossing, which is protected by lights, bells and a barrier gate, is just east of the driveway to the BIALOs' home in the Landmark condominium project on Green Lane.
York Region police accident reconstructionist Sgt. Dave MITCHELL said police suspect BIALO may have been blinded by the rising eastern sun, brushed under the barrier gates, put on his brakes and stopped directly on the southbound tracks. "It's just a very sad and unfortunate set of circumstances," he said.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the accident to shed some light on the circumstances.
The rush-hour train had just left the Langstaff station near Highway 7 and Yonge St. and was heading for Union Station.
No one was injured on the train, but MITCHELL said the three-member crew was "severely shaken" by the accident. They were taken away by investigators to be interviewed.
The GO passengers were transferred to buses within an hour and a half of the accident to continue their trip into Toronto.
Members of the tight-knit Chabad Lubavitch community were devastated. They called the young rabbi "the best person you could ever meet."
Several members of the synagogue stood staring anxiously down the tracks as Markham firefighters and other emergency workers conducted the difficult task of freeing the man's body from the car's wreckage.
A Jewish burial team, which traditionally cleans and blesses the site of a tragic accident involving Jews, was allowed on to the site shortly after the body was removed around 10: 30 a.m.
Green Lane was closed most of the day as accident investigators studied the scene. Rail traffic began moving along the Bala subdivision Toronto's main rail line into Northern Ontario -- around 11 a.m.
Rabbi Avraham PLOTKIN comforted BIALO's family. Other congregation members at the site could not believe the rabbi, who leaves pregnant wife Shira and a 2-year-old son, was gone.
"He was so full of life and such an inspiration to everyone," said Neil HENDERSON, 50. "He would have been on his way to morning services... this is really sad."
"Levi was a great person who helped bring religion to a lot of people who did not pray so often or so hard," said Jeremy PILARSKI, 25. "He hosted regular dinners at his home for the young people in the community and made a difference in their lives.
"I am sure everyone who knew him is just devastated."
HENDERSON said the accident should make officials consider a grade separation for the tracks, which run through a busy residential and commercial area.
GO Transit spokesman Ed SHAY/SHEA said the line is owned by Canadian National and he did not know of any plans for an overpass.
He said the train speed limit at that point was 40 or 50 km/h, depending on which of the two tracks the train was using.
York Region police, the Transport Safety Board, GO Transit and Canadian National are investigating.

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BIALOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
BIALOW, Shaia
On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Shaia BIALOW, beloved husband of the late Sylvia BIALOW. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael and the late Janet JORDAN. Devoted grandfather of Shawn JORDAN. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. At Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park, Stashover Young Mens section for a graveside service on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 12: 15 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333.

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BIALYSTOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-12 published
Louis "Lou" TOHN
By Frank BIALYSTOK, Friday, August 12, 2005, Page A14
Husband, father, grandfather, winemaker, friend. Born April 19, 1922, in Toronto. Died February 6, of multiple myeloma, aged In his youth, Lou was known as longa loksh, Yiddish for a long noodle. Unlike most of the boys at Harbord Collegiate in Toronto in the Depression years, Lou was long-limbed, skinny, with enormous hands and feet, thick black hair and twinkling dark eyes. In middle age, his girth gently swelled, but the mirth and joy in his face remained all his life.
Lou was born in Toronto's Jewish ghetto on Spadina. He, and his older sisters Faye and Anne, were the daughters of Polish and Russian immigrants, Max and Chaika (Ida). Max forsook the traditions of Orthodoxy and embraced the religion of communism while Chaika maintained her roots. From this background, Lou emerged as a secular man with a sacredness in his approach to the world. He understood the importance of family, the loyalty of Friends, the necessity of hard work, and the beauty of a pastrami sandwich with mustard.
He graduated from Harbord, excelling in the sciences, but financial constraints sent him to work in a defence plant rather than enrolling in university. This dealt him a serious blow from which he never really recovered. Lou was a thinker, a reader, interested in politics, history, and the workings of the physical universe. He channelled his interests and talents into teaching his children and grandchildren, and they, in turn, rewarded him with their accomplishments.
After the war, Lou met Ida, who lived in the neighbourhood. Lou, patient and thoughtful, was matched with the impulsive, vibrant Ida. They moved from Ida's parents' home in the ghetto to the suburbs, to the quintessential bungalow in Downsview, the home in which their children, Ellen and Perry, grew up. He taught them about planetary motion, magnetism, and volcanoes, read them stories and sang them Yiddish songs.
Lou was considered to be too old to find meaningful employment in the post-war recession, and, in time, turned his skills and knowledge into building an auto parts business with his brother-in-law, Harry. For the next 30 years, their store, Radex Automotive, was Lou's second home -- a rambunctious, shambling establishment, where suppliers didn't deliver, where customers complained, a place where Harry and Lou's children and extended families worked and contributed to the chaos.
In retirement, Lou pursued new interests. He travelled: with Ida on cruises and to their winter home in Florida; to Peru with Ellen and her husband Frank; to Cuba with his friend Ben. He made wine, Zaidie's Own, and he took to the computer. An insomniac, Lou rode in a van that distributed food to the homeless. Despite debilitating illnesses, he remained energetic and inquisitive until his last days.
His four grandchildren were the light of his life. He corresponded with Lauren on MSN deep into the night. He taught Sandra photography, one of his passions, and bought her darkroom equipment. He relished their graduations, and those of Alyse and Robert. In his last year, he and Ida proudly walked down the aisle at Sandra and Nicolas's wedding.
Lou also had a peculiar sense of humour. E-mails with cheesy jokes and Yiddish puns were a daily staple. In his last days in the hospital, we'd ask: "Dad, how's your dinner?" (a bland puree) to which he responded, "Why, you want some?" He'd say: "Doll, I love you." "I love you too, zaidie (dad)." "Good, now get outta here."
Lou was an ordinary guy. He wasn't a macher, a big shot, in the community. But, at his funeral, the hall was packed and, at his shiva, people he had not seen for decades came to pay their respects. Lou cast a long shadow, but, when you were with him, you walked in the sun.
Frank BIALYSTOK is Lou's son-in-law.

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BIALYSTOK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
TOHN, Louis
On Sunday, February 6, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Lou TOHN, beloved husband of Ida. Loving father and father-in-law of Ellen and Frank BIALYSTOK, and Perry and Keren TOHN. Dear brother of the late Faye KLINE, and Anne GREENWOOD. Devoted grandfather of Sandra BIALYSTOK and Nicolas Joly, Lauren BIALYSTOK, and Alyse, and Robert TOHN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Pride of Israel Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 133 Torresdale Ave. No. 607. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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BIANCHET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-26 published
BIANCHET, Ivana Maria
It is with immense sadness and endless tears that we announce the passing of Ivana Maria BIANCHET at Toronto General Hospital, at 1: 00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2005, of acute liver failure. Beloved daughter of Egidio and Elsa BIANCHET, devoted and loving big sister of Stephen BIANCHET, dear niece of Eugenio and Dina BIANCHET in North Bay and Marianna ZUCCHET, Elsa BIANCHET, and Ceserina MOLENT in Italy, cherished cousin of Jerry BIANCHET and Daniela BIANCHET in North Bay, of Luisa BRUNET, Alice ZUCCHET, Carlo ZUCCHET, Roberto ZUCCHET, Linda MARZOTTO, and Denise DE BARTOLI in Italy, of Relina SARTOR in Toronto, of Gina SARTOR in Brampton, and of Carmela SARTOR, Luisa VITALE, Jimmy VITALE, and Christine ZENI in Bolton. Ivana was also a close and dear friend of Connie LABRIOLA, Grace DUKE, and Nancy and Mary BRIENZA, as well as their families, and she will also be sadly missed by other relatives and countless Friends, including her co-workers at Canada Post. Ivana was born on July 12, 1958 in Cordenons, Pordenone, Italy, in her paternal grandmother "Nona Nuta's" house, and was delivered by midwives. She emigrated to Canada in 1960 at the age of two with her parents Egidio and Elsa, who settled in Toronto after three years in North Bay, where they had joined their brother and sister Eugenio and Dina, respectively, who had married and been together in Canada since 1956. Ivana's parents added a son, Stephen, to the family in 1964. Ivana was a happy though quiet child who enjoyed school, which was negatively affected when she was very young by her lack of English and later in her teens by lengthy stays in hospital. Despite these setbacks, she always enjoyed learning new things and, throughout her life, took great care and consideration in everything she did. Ivana had the profound misfortune of being stricken with a number of serious illnesses throughout most of her life. After being diagnosed with kidney disease, she had her first kidney transplant in March 1971, at the age of 12, at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto; when that kidney failed some 22 years later, she received, at Toronto General Hospital, a second transplant in September 1993, which was donated, gladly and without hesitation, by her brother Stephen. Probably sometime in the 1970's or 1980's, she received tainted blood in Toronto through a transfusion and was infected with the Hepatitis C virus, the devastating effects of which started to manifest themselves fully in the last few years of her life. Sometime in the 1990's, some basal cell carcinomas (a type of skin cancer) were discovered on her body. She became diabetic and she also later was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (detected in early 2003). Possibly about the same time, she was also infected with the E-B virus. To compound her miseries, her cancers and viral infections were exacerbated and possibly facilitated by her decades of immunosuppression. Her last several years were spent courageously battling all of these illnesses, requiring innumerable trips to the hospital and many tests and procedures. This included four rounds of chemotherapy treatments, commencing in October 2004, to treat her lymphoma. Despite her many afflictions, Ivana was not a walking collection of illnesses. Ivana was a vibrant, cheerful, caring person, with a unique, musical laugh. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. Ivana never complained and was forever brave and optimistic that she would prevail over the assault on her body. Her family and Friends certainly gave her the unconditional love and support to do so. She was a very good listener and patient with everyone. She placed the cares of her loved ones above her own and unselfishly was always concerned about their happiness. Everyone who knew Ivana loved her. She had a variety of interests and pursuits and two of her favourite destinations were Niagara Falls as well as North Bay, where she enjoyed visiting her relatives. Shopping was one of her joys, especially later in her battle, probably because deciding on a purchase was one of the few things in life over which she had any control. Despite all the tribulations with regard to her health, Ivana always found the goodness within herself and others, and loved to share life, laughter, and good times. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. The family will receive relatives and Friends at Ward Funeral Home at 4671 Hwy. 7, Woodbridge, Ontario, on Wednesday, August 24, between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and on Thursday, August 25, between 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held at 10: 00 a.m. on Friday, August 26 at St. Roch's Catholic Church at 2889 Islington Ave., North York, Ontario. Entombment at Beechwood Cemetery at 7241 Jane Street, Concord, Ontario. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and other support staff at the University Health Network and The Hospital for Sick Children who cared for Ivana over her 35-year heroic battle with the serious illnesses noted above. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Liver Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-18 published
STEVENS, Stella (née DOFOFF)
Suddenly on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, Stella, dearly beloved wife for over 58 years to Peter. Beloved mother of Dianne and her husband Carlo BIANCHI. Loving Baba of Carla and Kari. Dear sister of Kay, Vicki and Louise. Resting at the A. Roy Miller Funeral Chapel, 1695 St. Clair Ave. West (between Keele St. and Lansdowne Ave.) from 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (The family will receive their Friends in the funeral home Sunday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m.)

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
BRUNO, Mary Carmela
Peacefully, at Toronto Grace Hospital on Saturday, February 12, 2005 after a short illness with cancer. Mary, in her 78th year, beloved wife of 58 years to Nick. Loving mother of Stephen and his wife Jayne of Calgary, Debbie and her husband Tony BIANCHI of Mississauga, Linda and her husband Sam STARLING of Mississauga and predeceased by her son Larry. Dear grandmother of Frank, Daniella, Stephanie, Christopher, Nicole, Anthony, Nadine, Michelle, Ashley and Lucas. Great-grandmother of Lucas, Bailey and Matthew. Sister of Clare (Jim DUNCAN) of Scarborough, Carl of Fenelon Falls, Helen (Gerry MacCRACKEN) of Mississauga and Larry of Toronto. Predeceased by her sisters Jenny and Stella and brother Michael. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, 122 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-18 published
STEVENS, Stella (née DOFOFF)
Suddenly on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Stella, dearly beloved wife for over 58 years to Peter. Beloved mother of Dianne and her husband Carlo BIANCHI. Loving Baba of Carla and Kari. Dear sister of Kay, Vicki and Louise. Resting at A. Roy Miller Funeral Chapel, 1695 St. Clair Ave. West (between Keele St. and Lansdowne Ave.), from 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (The family will receive their Friends in the funeral home Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.).

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-22 published
BIANCHI, Emilia
Peacefully in her sleep, on Sunday, February 20th, 2005 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernesto. Loving mother of Orlando (Catherine), Amalia (Giuseppe), Raffaella (Gino) and Anna (Tony). Dear Nonna of Frank, Ernest, Nadia, Joey, Steve, Lisa, Andrea, David, Cindy and Bobby. Bis Nonna to Nicholas, Isabella and Joseph Jr. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Airways Church, 7411 Darcel Ave., Mississauga. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-10 published
SMITH, Harry M.
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Friday, April 8, 2005 in his 75th year. Dearly loved husband for 49 years of Lilyann SMITH (KENNEDY) of Keswick. Loving father of Irene (Rudy) BIANCHI of Woodbridge and Alan (Nancy) SMITH of Mississauga. Cherished grandfather of Maximillian, Emerson, Austin and Conner. Harry will be greatly missed by many Friends and relatives. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-884-4486 on Sunday afternoon 2: 00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. If desired, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be apppreciated. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Intensive Care Unit Nurses at Southlake Regional Health Centre for their wonderful and compassionate care.

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-15 published
BIANCHI- MORFINO, Maria
Peacefully, on July 14, 2005, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife to Giuseppe. Loving mother to Emanuele (Maria), and Cesare (Vicki). Devoted Nonna to Christopher (Patricia), and Juliana. Dear Bis Nonna to Brenden, Georgia, Jordan, and Samantha. She will also be sadly missed by her sister Ines and brother Giuseppe, and their families. Friends and family will be received at De Marco Funeral Visitation Centre (8003 Weston Rd., between Hwy. 7 and Langstaff Rd., 905-850-9500), on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the visitation centre on Saturday at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humber River Regional Hospital-Finch would be appreciated by the family.

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-02 published
BIANCHI, Anita
Peacefully at Villa Colombo, on Thursday, December 1, 2005. Anita, in her 84th year, beloved wife of Nicola. Loving mother of Domenic and his wife Linda, Peter and his wife Lynda, John and his wife Caroline, and Josie and her husband Leonard SCAROLA. Dear grandmother of Michael, Teresa, Kristina, Christopher and Lisa. Great-grandmother of Emma and Jacob. Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane Street, 416-249-4499), on Friday, December 2, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Bernard de Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church (1789 Lawrence Ave., at Jane St.). Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Villa Colombo.

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BIANCHI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
FERRAGINA, Leonardo
Suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, December 7, 2005. Leonardo FERRAGINA of Bradford at 75 years of age. Beloved husband of Anna (née RIGA.) Dear father of Domenico (Donna), Maria (Alberto) NASO, Rose (Jonathan) MEYEROWITZ, and Teresa (Eddy) FEDRIGONI. Dear nonno of Michael and Alex FERRAGINA Ciro, Leonardo and Vito NASO; Brandon and Alyssa MEYEROWITZ Olivia FEDRIGONI. Dear brother of late Tony, late Francis, late Peter, late Teresa, Rosina BIANCHI, late Raffaella, late Lucia, and Maria GALLO. Dear brother-in-law of Chiara and Ermelinda. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Thursday from 2-4: 30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa Street, Bradford on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 10 a.m. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge. Donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket or to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated.

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BIANCO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-04 published
FACCHIN, Silvano
At London Health Sciences Centre -University Hospital on Thursday, June 2, 2005 Silvano FACCHIN beloved husband of Marina FACCHIN. Loving father of Tamara, Rina and Mauro FACCHIN. Dear brother-in-law of Albina FACCHIN of London, Pierina DE VECCHI, Aurelia AUDREUZZI and Domenico DEL BIANCO all of Italy. Predeceased by his parents Rina and Tomasso FACCHIN, his brother Germano FACCHIN and by his sister-in-law Catina DEL- PIN. Silvano will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends in Canada and Italy. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 89 Charles Street on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. "Mandi Papa"

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BIANCO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-14 published
TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Josephine Marie " Jody" (née WHITE/WHYTE)
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving daughters, at Bluewater Health, C.E.E., Site, Petrolia, on Saturday, November 12, 2005. Josephine Marie "Jody" TAIT/TAITE/TATE (née WHITE/WHYTE) of Petrolia, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband, Francis (1986), daughter, Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1976,) son Robert (1996) and a granddaughter, Laura FROUD (1996.) Also predeceased by her parents Concetta SABATINO and Patrick BIANCO (White,) her sisters, Isabelle DEVER, Marguerite QUACKENBUSH, Anne MERKLEY and brother Dominic WHITE/WHYTE. Loving mother to Diane and Robin CREEDEN of Peterborough, Patricia and John FROUD of Saint Marys and Mary Jo and Barry EDGAR of Petrolia. Also survived by her son-in-law, Delmar THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his wife Karen of Petrolia and her daughter-in-law Pat Tait MITRO and her husband Matt of Sarnia. Also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer, Paul (Jennifer) and Leslie CREEDEN, Heather, Jeffrey and Jason THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Geordie and Melissa (Mark) TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Julie (Sean), Matthew and Janet FROUD, Christopher (Danielle), Gregory, Scott and Lindsay EDGAR and her great-grandchildren, Abigail and Jacob CREEDEN. Mrs. TAIT/TAITE/TATE was a lifetime member of St. Philip's C.W.L. Jody was endeared to many, young and old, through her presence and her kindness. Remembered by many for her commitment to family and community. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where prayers will be offered at 8: 30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia, on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation of Lambton County Developmental Services. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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BIANCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-17 published
POLICELLI, Pauline (née BIANCO, LAPINE)
Passed away April 15th, 2005, at home, surrounded by her family, after a Iong battle with cancer. Loving mother of Anthony and Petula. Cherished grandmother of Christina. Beloved, to Alison and Nick. Adopted daughter of Alfonso and Nietta, sister to Richard, Maggie and Virginia. She amazed us with her bravery, courage, and strength, embraced us with her love, and enhanced our lives with her presence. Her gifts to us will last forever. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., 905-451-1100, on Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held on Thursday in the Chapel at 9: 30 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. Sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com.

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BIASE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-22 published
DI BIASE, Giuseppe
God called Giuseppe peacefully home on August 19, 2005, at the age of 73. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Angela. Most loved father to Maria (Enrico) and Anthony (Maria). Cherished and proud nonno to Christopher, Victoria, Cassandra and Anastasia. Big brother to Anna and Pasquale. He will be missed always by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Giuseppe will be held dear in the hearts of his nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. from St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church (on Shoreham, west of Jane St.) Entombment to follow at the Beechwood Cemetery (on Jane Street, north of Steeles Ave.). Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully appreciated.

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BIASE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
Masked teen dies on way to fight
Died in fall from car during chase
Two groups doing battle at Vaughan park
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
A Woodbridge teen was fatally injured as he and other masked youths armed with weapons chased other teens to assault them, police revealed yesterday.
Pritpaul Singh DHANOA, 17, died in hospital Saturday, hours after he fell from a moving car and struck his head on a curb along Chancellor Dr. in Vaughan.
York Region police said there was no evidence to support earlier reports that DHANOA had been repeatedly kicked in the head and thrashed with sticks by up to six assailants in the Friday night fight.
In fact, police said he was among a group of East Indian youths who went to the area near Giovanni Caboto Park, a popular hangout for teens after dark, armed themselves with sticks, bats and pipes, pulled on ski masks and tried to attack a group of teens of Italian heritage.
When the second group fled to avoid a beating, the first group jumped into cars and gave chase along Chancellor, in the Pine Valley Dr.-Highway 7 area.
It was there that DHANOA fell from a car and struck his head.
Friends put him back in the car and drove to a nearby plaza before calling police for help. An autopsy yesterday showed he died from blunt force head injuries.
"It appears that the intent of these youths was to engage in a confrontation," said Inspector Anthony CUSIMANO. " Something has obviously gotten out of hand and as a result a young man has lost his life.
"This appears to be normal tensions that appear to exist between groups.
"There's no one underlying reason that has brought this to a head."
Other senior police officers said that although the two groups were split along ethnic lines, there was nothing to indicate the battle was ethnically or racially motivated.
But young people in the area told the Toronto Star the fight was the result of a simmering feud between two groups sparked by a racial slur this summer.
Police would say only that the dispute was the result of "ongoing issues" among the youths.
Relatives rallied around the family of the dead Grade 12 honours student, trying vainly to make sense of what happened Friday night.
Friends left flowers and wreathsbeside the blood-stained curb where DHANOA fell.
Superintendent Gord SMYTH said police are concerned about the way the youths tried to deal with their problems.
"(We're) absolutely alarmed at it, because it's something we don't teach, it's something we don't tolerate," he said.
He said police would do "everything in our power" to ensure there would be no retaliation.
"No one went there with the intent of anyone losing their life," he said. "We have to be responsible for our actions.
"But we also have to send the message that what you do can gave dire consequences."
Vaughan Mayor Michael DI BIASE said the death was an "unexpected" result of youthful tensions.
"I am just as surprised as anyone else and sad," he said, adding he was unaware of any racial tensions among youth in his community.
"It's very unfortunate that sometimes youth groups get together and they don't realize that things do happen and can get out of hand," DI BIASE said.
"It's sad because it's a young life, something that should not have happened."

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BIASE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-08 published
Real estate developer flourished
Became one of Canada's wealthiest people
Credited with building much of Woodbridge
By Morgan CAMPBELL, Staff Reporter
Marco MUZZO came to Canada 50 years ago as a tradesman, armed only with a willingness to work.
That trait served him well, as he quietly built a real estate development empire in the Toronto area and became one of Canada's wealthiest people.
MUZZO, who died of cancer Monday at age 72, was buried yesterday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Thornhill.
MUZZO was born and raised in northern Italy, and moved to Canada in the mid 1950s, working as a plasterer and drywaller. By the early 1970s, he had entered the real estate business with partners Alfredo "Fred" DEGASPERIS and lawyer Rudy BRATTY.
Over the next three decades, the business bloomed, building industrial and commercial projects both in Toronto and its rapidly expanding suburbs. In recent years, MUZZO, who lived in Vaughan, headed the Pemberton Group, a condominium developer with projects in Toronto, Mississauga and Richmond Hill.
He also owned Piagga Ltd., a development company that paid $10 million for the Uptown Theatre on Yonge Street, with plans to raze the building and put up a 50-storey condominium tower. But on December 9, 2003, the theatre collapsed before it could be demolished, killing one person and injuring 14.
By 2004, MUZZO's extensive developments helped make him the 48th wealthiest person in Canada, worth $644 million, according to Canadian Business magazine.
That figure placed him above several more famous business people, including Magna International head Frank STRONACH.
That MUZZO could keep such a low profile while rising so high in the business world doesn't surprise the people who knew him.
"He was a very private person," said Vaughan Mayor Michael DI BIASE, who dealt with MUZZO on the developer's various projects in that York Region city. "Not many people knew what he was up to. In 20 years, if I saw him in council chambers twice it was too much."
What many people didn't know, DI BIASE said, is that MUZZO made large donations to Women's College Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children and to all five Catholic churches in Vaughan.
"He was very tough in negotiations, very tough in business and very tough in getting what he wanted, but also very generous," DI BIASE said.
The mayor also credits MUZZO with helping Vaughan accommodate an exploding population. He estimates that there are 30,000 homes in Woodbridge and MUZZO's companies built 80 per cent of them.
"The style, the workmanship, nothing but the best," he said. "He built the whole west Woodbridge area. I don't think our community will ever forget him."
MUZZO leaves his wife of 49 years, Resy, children Isabella, Diana and Marc, and 11 grandchildren.

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BIASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-20 published
ALDERTON, Doris Rae (née BOGART)
Peacefully at Labdara Nursing Home on Sunday, December 18, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of 65 years of Ernest F. (Ernie) ALDERTON. Loving mother of Judy KILPATRICK (late John,) Dale BIASON (Norman) and David. Dear grandmother of Libby, Tina, Norman and Dan. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 2: 30 o'clock at St. George's-on-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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BIASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-20 published
ALDERTON, Doris Rae (née BOGART)
Peacefully at Labdara Nursing Home on Sunday, December 18, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of 65 years of Ernest F. (Ernie) ALDERTON. Loving mother of Judy KILPATRICK (late John,) Dale BIASON (Norman) and David. Dear grandmother of Libby, Tina, Norman and Dan. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 2: 30 o'clock at St. George's-on-the-Hill Anglican Church, 4600 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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