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BLICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-17 published
OZARD, William Dwight
43 years, of Devon, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2005 at Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli, Pennsylvania. Born May 25, 1962 in London, Ontario. Beloved husband of Sheri (née BLICK.) Survived by sister Susan KEDDY of Hong Kong and brother-in-law of Jim KEDDY (deceased.) Beloved son of Reverend Jack OZARD, and Dorothy (JONES) OZARD, both of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. William was a self-employed consultant. Visitation at The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 on Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, Pennsylvania on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 7: 00 p.m. A private interment will be held. If desired, contributions to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4 or U.S. World Vision, Post Office Box 9716, Federal Way, Washington 98063-9716.

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BLICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-16 published
BELL, Robert Gordon, O.C., M.D., LL.D
Peacefully at home, on June 15, 2005, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Irene LAMPING, whom he married in 1938. Loving father of Bobbie (deceased,) Ronald (Katharine KIRKWOOD,) Janice (Walter HAMBLEY,) Linda (Louis ST- LAURENT,) Mary (Daniel PLOUFFE) and Brian (Lynn.) Cherished Grandpa to Kate (John BLICK,) Laura (Peter BHOI,) Carolyn (Sam BIRRITTELLA,) Jason, Jessie, Vicki, Christopher, Lisa, James, Elizabeth, Andrew and Sarah, and proud Great-Grandpa to Robert, James, Patrick, Daniel and Asha. Predeceased by his brother Oliver and his sister Jean. He will be missed by his dear sister-in-law Helen LAMPING, his cousin Mary WILSON, nieces, nephews, and Friends as well as his wonderful caregivers, Yolande, Matilda and Georgette. Born on a farm in Saint Mary's, Ontario in 1911, he grew up in a warm and caring home environment. Educated in Saint Mary's, he later attended Medical School, University of Toronto (Victoria College) and was a member of the Canadian Army Medical Corps in World War 2. A pioneer in addiction medicine, he and his wife Mary began working as a team treating patients in their own home in 1946, and subsequently established Glen Maple, Shadowbrook, Willowdale Hospital for Women, Alex G. Brown Clinic at Mimico Reformatory, and The Bell Clinic. He received international recognition for creating successful treatment and recovery programs and founded the first public hospital for addiction in Canada, The Donwood Institute. He then, at the age of 72, continued and expanded his work by opening Bellwood Health Services. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Royal Bank Award, an honorary Doctor of Laws (York University) and has received numerous other honours. Music played a big part in his life and he was an accomplished pianist. He loved gardening, dancing, reading, bridge and especially gatherings with family and Friends. Visitation will be held on Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday June 20, 2005 at St. Gabriel's Church (Sheppard Avenue) at 10 a.m. Private Interment in Saint Mary's, Ontario. Condolences www.rskane.ca. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Gordon Bell Foundation for the Prevention of Addiction. More than 40,000 families have benefited from his life's work. His dedication to his patients will be remembered by them and their subsequent generations. As he often said, 'It has been a privilege to have been of service.' R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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BLICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-05 published
BLICK, Arthur Edwin, VE3 AHU
Veteran of Signals Corps of Canadian Armed Forces. Former president and founder of the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Kingston General Hospital, in his 85th year. Devoted husband of 60 years to Eileen. Dear father to Steven, Janet and her late husband Philip TEEPLE. Loving grandfather to Jeremy, Phon, Christina and Charles. Proud great-grandfather of Danika. Will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him. Family will receive Friends at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes Township Chapel, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston on Sunday, March 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in our chapel on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. In the care of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes Township Chapel 613-546-5150. Relatives and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.gftompkins-township.ca

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BLIDNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-25 published
SKOPITZ, Lillian
On Thursday, November 24, 2005 at the Cheltenham Nursing Home. Lillian SKOPITZ, beloved wife of the late Harry SKOPITZ. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Marvin DONIN, and Marcia and the late Edward NOBLE. Dear sister of the late Michael BLIDNER. Devoted grandmother of 6. Devoted great-grandmother of 11. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 7 Townsgate Drive #1703, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Donin Family Endowment Fund c/o The Baycrest Centre, 416-785- 2875.

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BLIDNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-25 published
SKOPITZ, Lillian
On Thursday, November 24, 2005 at the Cheltenham Nursing Home. Lillian SKOPITZ, beloved wife of the late Harry SKOPITZ. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Karen and Marvin DONIN, and Marcia and the late Edward NOBLE. Dear sister of the late Michael BLIDNER. Devoted grandmother of 6. Devoted great-grandmother of 11. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 7 Townsgate Drive no. 1703, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Donin Family Endowment Fund c/o The Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

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BLIGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-20 published
VOLPE, Dr. Robert, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Dedicated Physician and Distinguished Professor, Officer of the Order of Canada, Royal Canadian Navy Veteran, and avid member of Alpine Ski Club - On Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at his home in Toronto. Robert VOLPE beloved husband of the late Ruth VOLPE. Loving father and father-in-law of Cathy VOLPE of Barrie, Elizabeth Volpe BLIGH and Ross BLIGH of Vancouver, Peter VOLPE and Allison ANNESLEY, Ted and Joyce VOLPE of Peterborough, and Rose Ellen CAMPBELL and James CAMPBELL of St. Catherines. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mildred and Huck KIRZNER, and Jenny and Philip KLOTZ. Devoted grandfather of James, Katrina, Conner, Katie, Annie, Ruthie, Erin, Will and Samantha. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, for service on Thursday, April 21st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva following interment at 1 Hedgewood Rd. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Robert Volpe Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324.

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BLIGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
VOLPE, Dr. Robert, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Dedicated Physician and Distiguished Professor, Officer of the Order of Canada, Royal Canadian Navy Veteran, and avid member of Alpine Ski Club. On Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at his home in Toronto. Robert VOLPE, beloved husband of the late Ruth VOLPE. Loving father and father-in-law of Cathy VOLPE of Barrie, Elizabeth Volpe BLIGH and Ross BLIGH of Vancouver, Peter VOLPE and Allison ANNESLEY, Ted and Joyce VOLPE of Peterborough, and Rose Ellen CAMPBELL and James CAMPBELL of St. Catharines. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mildred and Huck KIRZNER, and Jenny and Philip KLOTZ. Devoted grandfather of James, Katrina, Conner, Katie, Annie, Ruthie, Erin, Will and Samantha. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, for service on Thursday, April 21st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva following interment at 1 Hedgewood Rd. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Robert Volpe Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324.

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BLIGHT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
BLIGHT, Helen Louise (née ATKINSON)
A resident of Ridgetown, Helen Louise BLIGHT passed away at the Village Retirement Residence, Ridgetown on Monday, December 19, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Born in Malden Township, Essex County, daughter of the late Charles Campbell and Margaret Louise BRUSH) ATKINSON. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Preston BLIGHT (1997.) Dear mother of William C. BLIGHT and his wife Donna of Georgetown and Mary Louise ICELY and her husband Stephen of Aurora. Grandmother of Wesley BLIGHT and Sarah ICELY. Sister of Dorothy McCLOUNIE of Sarnia and the late Harold ATKINSON. Also surviving is a brother-in-law Allan CHAPPUS of LaSalle. Mrs. BLIGHT was a retired Elementary School teacher. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday from Noon until 1: 30 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend William VANDERVEEKEN of Erie Street United Church officiating. Cremation with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Oldcastle at a later date. Donations to the charity of choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BLIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
BLIGHT, Marjorie
On Sunday, March 27, 2005 at the age of 84. Predceased by her husband Walter, her brothers John and Thomas, and her sister Gladys. Survived by her brother Bill, sisters Dorothy and Thelma. She will be fondly remembered by her family and Friends. Memorial visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall & Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Thursday, March 31st from 2 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 2: 30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Arbor Lounge of the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BLIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-11 published
BLIGHT, Everett " Bud"
Bud passed away peacefully in his 82nd year on March 7th, 2005, at his home in Wilmot Creek, east of Bowmanville. He was born and raised in Whitby. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945, Bud joined the Toronto Police Force rising to the rank of Staff Inspector from which he retired in 1983. Bud was an active member of the Police Credit Union from 1956 to 1981, the last 11 years as a Director. Bud was an avid golfer and he and Laura spent many happy days golfing in Florida and in Durham with their many Friends. Bud is survived by his loving wife Laura (née PASCOE,) daughter Pat and her husband Ron COX of Simcoe, Ontario, son Scott of St. Petersburg, Florida, grandchildren Don, Kim, Nick, Jenny, great-grandchildren Chelsey, Justin, Chloe, and his brother Don of Bowmanville. He was predeceased by sister Helen and his parents Mae and Theodore BLIGHT. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville. All family and Friends are invited to a reception following the service at the Wheel House, Wilmot Creek, east of Bowmanville, Bennet Rd. and 401.

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BLIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
BLIGHT, Gladys Marjorie (née HEATH)
Passed away peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on September 5, 2005. Beloved wife of Ralph Ernest BLIGHT, Mississauga. Loving mother of Jim and his wife Mary of Port Perry, Bill and his wife Hilda of Oakville. Dear Gram to Jonathon, Rob, Andrew, Jamie and Thomas. Dear Great-Gram of Kristin, Blain and Benjamin. Dear sister of Marion HEATH of Kitchener and the late Douglas HEATH. Member of United Empire Loyalists, Governor Simcoe Branch, teacher, Scout leader, sports volunteer, quilter and geneologist. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence), Weston, on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Gladys' life will be celebrated on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. David's Anglican Church, Lawrence Ave., Weston. Reception to follow. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, Ontario on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, Anglican Church of Canada, or to a charity of your choice.

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BLIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-09 published
WALKLATE, Elsa
Peacefully, on Thursday, September 8, 2005, at the Milton District Hospital. Elsa, in her 84th year, wife of the late Leslie WALKLATE. Loving mother of Susan BLIGHT (Bill) and Paul (Adriana). Loved grandmother of Steven, Paul Jr., Christopher, David, Matthew, Sandra and Melissa. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Friday, September 9th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, September 10th at 2 p.m. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Norval. In memory contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BLIMKIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
Driver faults U-Haul in death
He believes driveshaft fell off rented truck
Passenger thrown from vehicle with broken seatbelt
By Kevin McGRAN, Transportation Reporter
The Ontario coroner's office is investigating the mechanical fitness of a U-Haul truck after the death of a passenger who was thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over.
Gordon ANNIS, 43, of Peterborough, died last Wednesday while helping his cousin, James MILNE, move from Campbellford, northwest of Belleville.
ANNIS had not been wearing a seatbelt, but MILNE, who was driving the vehicle, and a source close to the investigation told the Star that ANNIS's seatbelt didn't work.
"The police are conducting their investigation with the coroner's office," said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Brian BLIMKIE.
The coroner will examine the truck tomorrow to determine whether any safety malfunctions contributed to ANNIS's November 30 death.
MILNE, reached last night, told the Star ANNIS's seatbelt didn't work. He said the truck's driveshaft dropped off the vehicle, causing the accident.
"The seatbelt on the passenger side did not operate," said MILNE, "When I picked the truck up first, in Havelock, I went from Havelock to Campbellford. I picked my wife up and little boy, the seatbelt didn't work then. I tried it. I took them into Peterborough, went back to Campbellford, loaded up my truck and that's when it happened."
MILNE said he couldn't return the U-Haul for another vehicle.
"It was the only truck they had," MILNE said. "I just wanted to get my stuff moved out there and get out of there. It never crossed my mind to take the truck back because I was going to try to get the seatbelt to work. It didn't."
MILNE said as he was driving, he heard a loud bang. He believes the driveshaft dropped off the truck.
"It was a bang, like a shotgun bang," said MILNE. "It caused us to veer and I lost it."
A U-Haul spokesperson told The Peterborough Examiner after the accident that the company was awaiting the results of the police investigation and a mechanical inspection of the truck, due to be done this week.
Joanne Fried, based at U-Haul's headquarters in Tucson, Arizona., said U-Haul has had safety issues in the past, but she said they were being dealt with.
"Over the past year we've had more training, more resources available to our locations," Fried told The Examiner. "We've rotated older pieces of equipment out of our rental fleet because we're purchasing new equipment."
It's the first fatality involving a U-Haul in the area since a July Toronto Star investigation revealed half of U-Haul trucks routinely failed Ontario Provincial Police roadside spot checks.
In response to that investigation, the Ontario transportation ministry conducted its own investigation of all truck rental companies, determining that U-Haul had the poorest safety record. That prompted high-level meetings among Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Ontario Provincial Police and U-Haul executives.
In October, U-Haul promised that it would clean up its act, and begin removing older vehicles from service and more thoroughly checking vehicles before they're rented.
MILNE was on Northumberland Rd. 30 when the accident occurred.
There were three other passengers in the vehicle, including two in the rear with the furniture. None of the others were seriously hurt, said Judy ANNIS, Gordon's mother.

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BLINK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
BLINK, Penelope Ann Conway (née HALL)
We regret to announce the death of Penny BLINK. Mother of Jocelyn, Gerard and Joanna, "Nana-Banana"to Ben, Nicky and Kayleigh, Penny was affectionately known as "Blinkers" to her many many Friends.
Penny was a warm and extremely friendly woman who touched many lives. Famous for her notorious "Blink laugh", Penny enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. She will be greatly missed.
The family is extremely grateful to the staff in the Critical Care Unit at North York General Hospital. They showed impressive ability and outstanding compassion to the family over the last few weeks.
There will be a ceremony to honour Penny's life at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at The Manor, Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf, 2395 Bayview Ave. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to the Newcastle Funeral Home, (1-877-987-3964) to whom we are grateful for their guidance and support. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Wellspring. (www.wellspring.ca)

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BLINN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-10 published
BRUCE, Muriel Fawcett (née PARKIN)
Member of the Ennismore Seniors Group and the Ennismore Painting Club. Peacefully, with her family at her side, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, January 7, 2005, in her 81st year. Muriel, beloved wife of the late Royal BRUCE. Loving mother of Bill and wife Cecile of Ennismore, Carol of Ottawa and Bob of Bridgenorth, and dear Grandma of Pam and Brad. She was also loved and will be missed by many other relatives and Friends in the London and Peterborough areas. Friends will be received at the Comstock Funeral Home (356 Rubidge, Peterborough) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. Reverend Anne GOWANS- BLINN officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or P.R.H.C. Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.

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BLINOFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-14 published
Linda HACKETT, 56: 'Upbeat' volunteer
Even chemotherapy couldn't dull Linda HACKETT's appreciation of life
Her many Friends recall an indomitable spirit
By Catherine DUNPHY, Lifelines
Linda HACKETT was just one of 375 volunteers who deliver 30,000 copies of Beach Metro News community newspaper. She'd been distributing 80 copies throughout 59 Edgewood, the low-rise apartment building where she lived, since September, 2001 as reliable as rain.
The paper's general manager, Sheila BLINOFF, had no idea HACKETT was blind until one day last spring when she showed up at the office to have her picture taken for the paper with her new guide dog Ginny.
"She was always so upbeat," BLINOFF said. "She told me it was a good thing we were taking her picture that day when she had her hair because she was starting a new round of chemotherapy the next week."
It was not her first run-in with the disease. She beat back advanced skin cancer in 1980 by having skin and muscle removed from her shoulder, then fought breast cancer with a total mastectomy in March, 2003, followed by chemo and radiation later that year. When the cancer flared again the next summer, she signed on for more chemotherapy. But on May 25 she was told her cancer was back, and this time, it wouldn't be going away.
Nevertheless, two days later she attended the regular monthly seniors' lunch program run by Meals Here and There, where she announced it was Ginny's birthday, to great fanfare.
The next day she gamely went out in a borrowed wheelchair to the annual Beaches Triangle neighbourhood garage sale, where she scored a keyboard. She loved garage sales, but this purchase was a special find for her because the chemo she had been undergoing had left her fingers numb and she wanted to exercise them.
But that night -- May 28 -- she was felled by a massive stroke and hospitalized again. In mid-June the doctors told her she had three months to a year to live and would never walk again. She immediately demanded physiotherapy to prove them wrong even as she was admitted to Bridgepoint's palliative care ward. By July she was organizing a Yahoo group to co-ordinate her visitors.
When a young, inexperienced nurse confessed she didn't know what to do with a blind patient, HACKETT said to her: "We have a hug."
But she knew she was slipping away.
"Colleen, I don't want to die," she told her friend Colleen PEACOCK, who heads Meals Here and There, where HACKETT used to do volunteer office work.
HACKETT's husband, Craig NEWMAN, moved into her room to be with her in the last few weeks. He slept on a chair at nights, going home during the day only to care for Ginny.
"Linda was scared," he said. "I would be too, to be blind and not be able to see if a nurse went by, to ask for help. She would have done it for me."
She died September 22 at 56. Her death stunned her Friends. If anyone was going to beat cancer, they thought, it would be her. She kept telling them she would. "I'm a fighter," she'd say. "They (doctors) don't know me, I'm going to beat this."
Of course, a lot of courageous people dealing with a cancer diagnosis say words like that. But they aren't HACKETT, who'd had to fight for everything in her life, including being able to stay in her adopted homeland of Canada. Not only did she win that battle, she also exacted in the process a promise from a cabinet minister to change the law.
Fighting back, fighting hard, had been her credo, or maybe her mantra, certainly her modus operandi since she was 10 months old and had both her eyes removed when retinal blastoma robbed her of her eyesight.
She was a timid girl from La Jolla hanging around the University of California's Berkeley campus when Mike YALE first met her in 1968. He, too, was blind but, unlike her at the time, he was a firebrand. YALE was a journalist and activist involved in the free speech, anti-war movements who was visiting Berkeley after moving to Toronto and being accepted into law school.
"Lynn was shy. I don't think she had finished high school and didn't have a lot of prospects. She did a lot of babysitting then," YALE recalled.
Her abusive father had left when she was still a toddler; her mother was an invalid and she had been raised by protective grandparents. So he was shocked to find HACKETT on his Toronto doorstep six weeks later. They were together three years, during which time HACKETT got her first guide dog and they spent a year living and working a farm with sighted Friends.
They had broken up -- but remained good Friends -- when HACKETT got a letter from the immigration appeal board telling her she couldn't stay in Canada because she was an epileptic. YALE leapt into action, phoning 23 members of Parliament over one weekend at their homes or their offices. The late Alexander ROSS, who wrote a city column for this newspaper, also championed her cause.
"The Immigration Appeal Board has decided that Lynn HACKETT must be deported and it makes me ashamed of my country," he wrote in November, 1972.
"The maddening thing is," he wrote in the same column, "she was disqualified on grounds which even department officials agree are obsolete -- the prohibition against epilepsy, a condition which Lynn admits to, but which doesn't bother her."
When the smoke cleared, HACKETT was deported November 9, but allowed back into Canada 24 hours later on a special visa granted to her by then-Immigration Minister Bryce MacKASEY, who vowed to lift the immigration ban on epileptics during the next session of Parliament. "I made it. I'm really home," she told a Toronto Star reporter.
Then she proceeded to make quite a life for herself. After working for $75 a week doing telephone customer relations with the Capitol Record Club, she moved to A and M Records and then to a position as an overseas telephone operator with Bell. She took up bicycle riding with the Tandem Bicycle Club for fun, belonged to a ham radio club, made jewellery and loved camping. With Yale, she was involved in starting Blind Organization of Ontario with Self Help Tactics in 1975.
"The whole point of The Blind Organization of Ontario with Self Help Tactics was to educate blind people to stand on their own feet and fight for themselves," he said.
When she was laid off from Bell in 2000, she began volunteering. She helped sort shoes to be sent to Cuba for one charity and, in 2002, she brought her Braille writer to PEACOCK's office to take down phone messages. Soon she was reminding clients of the dinners and scheduling rides.
"She had it all organized on thick cardboard," PEACOCK said. "I was amazed. After a while I forgot she was blind."
She never missed the movie night at her church, Glen Rhodes United. The minister there, Susan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, was thrilled when HACKETT brought Ginny to the Sunday school and agreed to read at a special Lent candlelight service called Service of Shadows.
"I called Lynn and dictated the reading to her, she wrote it down in Braille, learned it and that night, out of the shadows, light appeared and her beautiful voice filled the room," THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "It was magical."
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON led the funeral service and PEACOCK provided a final resting place for their friend in her family's plot in nearby Saint John's Cemetery. Donations for a marker can be sent to Susan. J. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, c/o Glen Rhodes United Church, 1470 Gerrard St. E., Toronto.

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BLISS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
Taser-linked death probed
Canadian Press
Beamsville -- A 39-year-old man is dead after Niagara Regional Police used a taser during his arrest -- only days after the force started using the stun guns.
"The taser was seized for examination," said Rose BLISS, a spokesperson for the province's Special Investigations Unit.
The Special Investigations Unit said police went to a neighbourhood in Beamsville, west of St. Catharines, early yesterday following reports of numerous break-ins in the area.
While on the scene, police tried to arrest a suspect identified as James FOLDI, the Special Investigations Unit said in a release.
It was at that time the stun gun was drawn, a weapon Niagara police said they've only been using for a week.
FOLDI was brought into police custody but was taken to hospital after officers said the suspect appeared to be in "medical distress."
He died in hospital.
Although the taser was used during the arrest, BLISS refused to say whether the suspect was actually hit by the taser.
An autopsy took place yesterday afternoon in Hamilton and was attended by the eight-person Special Investigations Unit team investigating the case.
BLISS said the majority of Special Investigations Unit investigations last no longer than 30 days, but was unsure how long this case would last.
"We're not going to be rushing to meet any type of deadline, our priority is to be thorough."
The Special Investigations Unit investigates police and civilian incidents when someone is killed or seriously injured.
FOLDI's death comes the day after a Surrey, British Columbia, man died after being tasered and pepper-sprayed by police during his arrest.
Tasers emit a jolt of 50,000 volts.

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BLISS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-17 published
BIGG, Stanley
Quietly on August 11, 2005, Stanley BIGG, of London, in his 79th year. Dear brother of Marg BLISS and her family in Florida and California. Loving father of Cal BIGG and his family in London, Randy BIGG and his family in Oakville, Rick BIGG and his family of London, Lise BIGG of London, Alison FULTON and her family of London. He will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Kay BIGG and her family of Georgetown. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Presbyterian Church (521 Village Green Ave.) on Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Westmount Presbyterian Memorial Fund or Sunday School Program would be appreciated. Needham Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
MacDONALD, F. Campbell, B.Sc. Mil, California, (R.M.C. 2800)
At Toronto, on Saturday, March 12, 2005, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F.W. MacDONALD, beloved husband of Naomi (INGLIS) and loving and cherished father of Christopher (Marianne ESCHKER) and Alexander (Lina GOMEZ.) Brother of the late Ian T. MacDONALD and loving uncle of Andrew (Sally BLISS.) Brother-in-law to Jocelyn MacDONALD, Vieve HARCOURT and Betty INGLIS. Funeral Service to be held at St. Andrew's Church (at King and Simcoe Streets, Toronto), at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Private entombment. The family requests that donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or a charity of your choice be made in lieu of flowers.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-13 published
HENRY, Dr. Laurence, M.R.C.S. (Eng.,) L.R.C.P. (Lond.)
Respected Physician passed away peacefully with his family at his side at North York General Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. Beloved husband of Zdenka, dear father of Joanna (Fabian), and grandfather of Brandon. Loving brother of Pam (Henry) BLISS, Jayne (Len) MORRIS, adored uncle of Linda, Andrew, Karen, Jonathan (Patti), Paul, Gary and great-uncle of Chris, Jamie, Tyler and Fredi. Family especially thanks the nurses and doctors at the Palliative Care Unit at North York General Hospital. Service to be held at the Chapel at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, 10 a.m., Friday, October 14th, (on Dufferin, 1½ miles N of Major MacKenzie). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North York General Hospital in his memory.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-01 published
STARLING, Christian Luke
Born August 12, 1972 to Karen (ROBERTSON) STARLING and Richard STARLING. Died unexpectedly in his 33rd year on December 28, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife Ayesha FEDERICO and their 2 children Liam and Sarah, and by his former wife Brooke (BLISS) STARLING and their daughter Jade. He leaves behind his brothers Jeffrey STARLING and Blue BRENT and their families, and countless family members and Friends who loved him very much. Chris was an easy person to love and lived his life with fervour. He will truly leave an emptiness in all the lives he touched. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road, (Brampton) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the the Chapel Monday, January 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made either to the Renascent Foundation or in trust for his children.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-15 published
Man dies as police raid home
By Sharda PRASHAD, Staff Reporter, Page B3
A Toronto man is dead after a struggle with police in his home early Friday morning.
The provincial Special Investigations Unit is probing the death of Paolo BOTELHO, 34, in what appears to have been a drug bust that went wrong.
Police had no comment on the incident, while the Special Investigations Unit, which investigates incidents involving police that result in serious injury or death, released only a brief statement.
But a man who identified himself to reporters as the dead man's cousin angrily denied BOTELHO had any involvement with drugs.
The incident began shortly after 1: 30 a.m. Friday, when police with a drug-related search warrant entered a duplex on Mulock Ave., in the St. Clair Ave. and Keele St. area, according to the Special Investigations Unit statement.
"The officers were attempting to arrest a man inside the home and became involved in a struggle with him," the statement read. "At approximately 2: 07 a.m., police requested an ambulance because the man was having trouble breathing."
The man died at St. Joseph's Hospital.
There were several officers and other people in the house at the time, said Rose BLISS of the Special Investigations Unit.
Tony COSTA, who identified himself as BOTELHO's cousin, said yesterday at the scene that he is furious with police.
"Paul had nothing to do with this," COSTA said. "He doesn't even smoke."
BOTELHO lived in the house with his wife and six children, as well as his sister and her family, COSTA said, adding that BOTELHO worked as a landscaper and delivery person.
The house had a child's hand-made paper Christmas tree displayed from an upstairs window yesterday.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled for today.
The last incident involving Toronto police to be probed by the Special Investigations Unit took place Wednesday, after a speeding minivan, apparently being pursued by police, lost control and injured two men on Finch Ave. E. in Scarborough.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-02 published
Use of Taser probed after death of suspect
Unclear if man hit by stun gun: Special Investigations Unit
Niagara police just began using devices
Canadian Press, Page C10
Beamsville, Ontario-A 39-year-old man is dead after Niagara Region police used a Taser during his arrest - only days after the force started using the stun guns.
"The Taser was seized for examination," said Rose BLISS, a spokesperson for the province's Special Investigations Unit.
The Special Investigations Unit said police went to a neighbourhood in Beamsville, west of St Catharines, Ont, early yesterday following reports that there were numerous break-ins in the area.
While on the scene, police tried to arrest a suspect identified as James FOLDI, the Special Investigations Unit said in a release.
It was at that time the stun gun was drawn, a weapon Niagara police said they've only been using for a week.
FOLDI was then brought into police custody, but was taken to hospital after officers said the suspect appeared to be in "medical distress." He later died in hospital.
Although the Taser was used during the arrest, BLISS refused to say whether the suspect was actually hit by the Taser.
An autopsy took place yesterday afternoon in Hamilton and was attended by the eight-member Special Investigations Unit team investigating the case. BLISS said the majority of Special Investigations Unit investigations last no longer than 30 days, but was unsure how long this investigation would take. "We're not going to be rushing to meet any type of deadline," BLISS said. "Our priority is to be thorough."
The Special Investigations Unit investigates police and civilian incidents when someone is killed or seriously injured.
Tasers emit a jolt of 50,000 volts that interrupts the body's electrical impulses, causing involuntary muscle seizures.
FOLDI's death came the day after a British Columbia man died after police used a Taser and pepper spray during his arrest.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that when officers answered a call about a domestic dispute they heard screaming coming from the home in Surrey, B.C.
Police said they were confronted by a "highly agitated and combative 41 year old" who was allegedly assaulting a woman.
Officers tried to arrest the man but were unable to control him, so they called for backup, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a news release.
Police used a Taser and pepper spray in efforts to subdue the man. when he stopped breathing, officers started giving him cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-24 published
Did man shoot himself in cell?
Special Investigations Unit looking at 'several scenarios' in Ontario Provincial Police case
Man shot in head in custody a week ago
By John DUNCANSON, Staff Reporter, With files from Hilda HOY, Page A2
Civilian investigators are looking at several scenarios in the custody death of James MALTAR, including the possibility the 45-year-old man wrestled the gun away from an Ontario Provincial Police officer and shot himself in the head.
Almost a week after MALTAR died in the holding cell of the Ontario Provincial Police's Port Credit detachment, the chain of events leading to the tragedy last Sunday is still not clear.
What investigators are sure of is that MALTAR died from a "close contact" gunshot wound to the head. He was also shot several other times, but investigators with the Special Investigations Unit aren't releasing exact details about those wounds.
"We are looking at several scenarios," said Special Investigations Unit spokeswoman Rose BLISS. MALTAR's family is sure, however, that the "Jimmy" they knew and loved would not have been able to turn the gun on himself. "My brother is petrified of guns. He wouldn't even know how to take the safety off a gun," said MALTAR's brother Rob, 41. "There is no way he could have shot himself."
The Special Investigations Unit has not interviewed the two officers designated as subjects of the probe. Two other officers, who have been deemed witnesses: in the fatal shooting, have no choice but to be interviewed by investigators.
MALTAR was pulled over by Ontario Provincial Police officers Sunday about 10 p.m. on Highway 403 near Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga because he had no licence plates on his car. When he refused to identify himself, he was taken into custody. Rob MALTAR says the car did have plates, only the sticker had expired.
According to the Special Investigations Unit, when one of the Ontario Provincial Police officers was attempting to put him in a cell at the Port Credit detachment, MALTAR started struggling. Another officer ran to assist his colleague and that's when shots were fired.
MALTAR's family is struggling to understand what happened to their loved one, who they say suffered from bipolar disorder. The condition can cause extreme mood swings, although MALTAR's family said he wasn't a violent man and avoided confrontation.
They say MALTAR may have been disoriented when stopped by police.
He recently lived in Illinois with his wife and her five children.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
Special Investigations Unit probes chase angle in crash
Motorcycle hit car on Finch, killing three people
Investigating whether police were in pursuit
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter with files from John DUNCANSON
Toronto police were pursuing two motorcycles moments before a fatal crash early Sunday, but neither one was the motorcycle that slammed into a car making a U-turn on Finch Ave. W. near Yonge St. and killed three people, Special Investigations Unit spokesperson Rose BLISS said yesterday.
The victims in Sunday's horrific crash near Talbot Rd. were identified yesterday as car driver Nicholas VANDERBOOM, 19, motorcycle operator Kenneth WALTON, 35, and his passenger, 36-year-old Blake DECK.
Family and Friends wept outside the Thornhill home of VANDERBOOM's mother yesterday but declined to speak with a reporter.
VANDERBOOM died instantly around 1: 30 a.m. Sunday when the black 2002 Acura sedan he was driving was broadsided by the motorcycle, which some witnesses: estimated was traveling at more than 150 kilometres an hour.
WALTON was thrown to the roadway and died immediately from massive injuries. So did DECK, who was rocketed over the car and slid about 60 metres along Finch, finally coming to rest near the driveway of an upscale townhouse complex.
BLISS said two Special Investigations Unit investigators are now trying to learn whether the motorcycle involved in the crash was involved in a police chase of its own.
"Usually that kind of information becomes available early on and we can clearly step in and work through getting to the bottom of why it happened," she said. "But right now we first need to get a handle on what the extent of police involvement was.
"There was a lot of police activity in the area at the time that this incident occurred. So we need to, as a first step, confirm whether there was any officer involvement with the motorcycle that was involved in this particular crash... and specifically look at whether there was any type of police pursuit."
BLISS said there was another police chase involving two motorcycles "about a minute before the collision occurred," but that there is no indication that pursuit was connected to the crash.
Toronto police association lawyer Gary CLEWLEY said yesterday that, "at the end of the day, we don't believe there was any pursuit."
He said the Special Investigations Unit was likely awaiting readouts of Global Positioning Satellite data from cruisers in the area, which he said would confirm there was no pursuit of the motorcycle involved in the crash.
The Special Investigations Unit investigates all incidents where an interaction between police and civilians results in serious injury or death. The provincial agency has not designated anyone as a subject officer or witness officer in the case.
Special Investigations Unit investigators have interviewed several civilian witnesses: and hope anyone with information will call them at 416-622-1965 or 1-800-787-8529.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-13 published
HENRY, Dr. Laurence, M.R.C.S. (Eng,) L.R.C.P. (Lond)
Respected physician, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, at North York General Hospital on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005. Beloved husband of Zdenka, dear father of Joanna (Fabian) and grandfather of Brandon. Loving brother of Pam (Henry) BLISS, Jayne (Len) MORRIS, adored uncle of Linda, Andrew, Karen, Jonathan (Patti), Paul, Gary and great-uncle of Chris, Jamie, Tyler and Fredi. Family especially thanks the nurses and doctors at the Palliative Care Unit at North York General Hospital. Service to be held at the Chapel at Pardes Shalom Cemetery 10 a.m., Friday, October 14th (Dufferin, 1 1/2 miles north of Major Mackenzie). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North York General Hospital in his memory.

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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-20 published
Special Investigations Unit names man killed by police following chase
Police say man, 21, fled van on foot
Shot at least twice behind warehouse
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
The province's Special Investigations Unit has identified the man shot dead by York Region police as Jeffery BLACK, 21, of Toronto.
BLACK was one of three men who police say ran from officers who answered a break-in alarm in a Markham industrial area shortly before midnight on Monday.
The trio had fled the scene on Esna Park Dr. in a stolen minivan, which crashed into another van just a block away.
The three suspects jumped from the minivan and fled on foot. One man was captured immediately and another arrested an hour later.
BLACK ran north on Alden Rd., near Woodbine Ave. and Steeles Ave. E., where he became involved in a struggle with an officer behind a warehouse and was shot at least twice. He was dead on arrival at Scarborough Grace Hospital.
The Special Investigations Unit announced yesterday it has added five witness officers to its list of those to be interviewed by investigators. It had already named one subject officer and one witness officer in the case.
The unit is also withholding the results of Tuesday's autopsy on BLACK.
"There's some information from there, specifically the number of shots fired and where Mr. BLACK suffered these wounds, that are all part of the investigation," Special Investigations Unit spokeswoman Rose BLISS said.
"We won't disclose that publicly until we've had a chance to conduct some officer interviews."
BLISS said an Special Investigations Unit team of seven investigators, including three forensic identification technicians, is attempting to secure video from surveillance cameras mounted on industrial buildings in the area.
The Special Investigations Unit probes all cases where contact between civilians and police results in serious injury or death.
Anyone with information can contact the Special Investigations Unit at 416-622-2150 or 1-800-787-8529.

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BLISS 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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BLISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-05 published
BENSON, Michael Peter
On Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Michael Peter BENSON, beloved son of Jeffrey and Piera. Devoted brother of David. Loving grand_son of John BLISS. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and Friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment The Independent Order of Foresters Court Ahavas Achem Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 58 Campbell Ave., Thornhill, ending Tuesday, evening December 6, 2005. If desired, donations may be made to The Michael Peter Benson Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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BLISSETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-28 published
WORRALL, Eileen
Eileen WORRALL, at home on January 26, 2005 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy (1997). Mother of Susan and Michael ROKEBY. Grandmother of Ben, Melyssa, Jessica and Rebecca (1978) ROKEBY and Jody, Lindsay and Tiffany MARSHALL. Dearest sister of Margie BLISSETT and nieces Jennifer and Joanne. A memorial service to celebrate Eileen's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BLITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-31 published
HUPPERT, Lidia
On Monday, August 29, 2005 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site. Beloved wife of the late Aron. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Rikki BLITT, Fay and Morris FREEDMAN. Devoted grandmother of Natalie and Josh, Jessica and Zane, David, Michael, and Lauren. Devoted great-grandmother of Jonah, and Micah. A graveside service will be held at Warshover Lodger Section of of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 12: 00 noon. Shiva 60 Charleswood Drive. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Behavioural Neurology Program at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care 416-785-2500.

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BLIUVAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-01 published
FITZPATRICK, James
Beloved husband of Lilian "Lyn" (née BRANSON) died peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2005, in his 81st year. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Sue PYATT (née FITZPATRICK) and her daughters Stacey (Victor BLIUVAS) and Betsy (Andrew MORTSON,) his daughter Lee GLOVER (née FITZPATRICK) and her husband Bryan GLOVER and their children Sean and Christina, and his son Terry FITZPATRICK and Ruth CARLISLE. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) for visitation on Thursday, March 3, 2005 from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1: 30 p.m. Donations in Jim's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BLIZARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-27 published
GROH, Russel A.J.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. Russel A.J. GROH of Woodstock in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Sheila M. GROH (née BLIZARD.) Loving father of Laurie KNOX and her husband Oral of Ingersoll and David GROH and his wife Christine of Colgan. Also survived by his grandchildren Beth WEBBER and her husband Rick, Rob DUNN and his wife Veronica, Melanie GROH and Andrew GROH, five great-grandchildren, sister Arline HENSELL, brother Richard GROH and his wife Nancy and sister-in-law Lois TOMS. Predeceased by his sister June and brother Irving. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Saturday after 2: 00 p.m. where the memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 3: 00 p.m. with Reverend Eleanor CARAUNA officiating. Contributions to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BLIZARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
GROH, Russel A.J.
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Russel A.J. GROH of Woodstock in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Sheila M. GROH (née BLIZARD.) Loving father of Laurie KNOX and her husband Oral of Ingersoll and David GROH and his wife Christine of Colgan. Also survived by his grandchildren Beth WEBBER and her husband Rick, Rob DUNN and his wife Veronica, Melanie GROH and Andrew GROH, five great-grandchildren, sister Arline HENSELL, brother Richard GROH and his wife Nancy and sister-in-law Lois TOMS. Predeceased by his sister June and brother Irving. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Saturday after 2: 00 p.m. where the memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 3: 00 p.m. with Reverend Eleanor CARAUNA officiating. Contributions to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BLIZZARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-23 published
POTTIER, Raymond Paul
Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa on Monday, March 21st, 2005 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Letha for 53 years. Loving father of Elaine and Ron BLIZZARD, Paulette and Paul McGILL, Lana and Tom MacAULAY and Raymond and Jennifer POTTIER. Devoted " Grampy" to Sarah and Alana, Jennifer, Lindsay and Lauren, Megan and Derek, Marc and Rachel. Dear brother of Margaret D'ENTREMONT, Bernadette WEBBER, Augustin POTTIER, Annette DEMPSEY, Paul POTTIER and the late Louis POTTIER. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Wednesday, March 23rd from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7: 30 p.m. A Liturgy of the Word will be held at Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church (903 Giffard Street, Whitby) on Thursday, March 24th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations made to the Lakeridge Health Whitby Foundation - Dialysis would be greatly appreciated. "A loving man who will be missed by all."

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BLIZZARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-16 published
BLIZZARD, Joan (YOUNG)
On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at Chateau Gardens, Elmira. Joan (YOUNG) BLIZZARD, in her 75th year, of Elmira, formerly of Toronto. Wife of the late George T. BLIZZARD (1991.) Dear mother of Victoria BLIZZARD of Northbrook, Jeanette and David SCHAEFER of Elmira, Eugene BLIZZARD, Karen, Kenneth and Kathy (Susan HARRIS), Rose and Paul IRVINE of Chatsworth, James and Lisa GARROD of Brampton, Debra MANN of Orangeville, Thomas and Douglas both of Oakville, John and Cynthia BLIZZARD of Guelph and David (Donny) MANN of Kitchener. Also lovingly remembered by her 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, her longtime partner William MANN and her best friend Greta SMITH. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 17th at 1: 00 p.m. with Chaplain Lorraine WEBER officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In her memory, donations to the Parkinson Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

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BLIZZARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-10 published
MANN, William D. " Willy"
Suddenly on Sunday, August 7th, 2005, at the age of 64 years. Loving father of Billy, Michael, Tammy, Rose and her husband Paul IRVIN, Jim and his wife Lisa GARROD, Debbie, Doug, Thomas, David, Devon, and Evan. Stepfather of John and his wife Cynthia BLIZZARD. Willy will also be greatly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Survived by his siblings Yvonne, Gloria, Greta, Glenda, and Maxwell. Predeceased by his sister Florence. Friends may call at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (north of Steeles Ave.), on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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