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BLUCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-28 published
McKENZIE, Gordon Thomas (November 25, 1917-December 26, 2005)
R.C.A.F. 1939-1944 on loan to Royal Air Force (Radar)
Gordon, beloved husband of 57 years to Heather (née HAMILTON.) Loving father of Linda NAPIER (Ted); Mark; Gary (Jennifer). Grandpa will be lovingly remembered by Jim BUNTING (Deborah;) Sarah WILSON (Troy;) Leigh-Anne McKENZIE; Michael McKENZIE (Shannon;) and great granddad of McKenna BLUCHER- BUNTING. Dear brother of Maxine NISBET (Aurora,) Craig McKENZIE (Vancouver) and predeceased by Margaret, Harvey, Dorothy WILLSIE, and Pauline. As well as raising a very caring family, one of the proudest achievements in Gord's life was the creation of the McKenzie Marsh on Saint John's Road East. This was his retirement project, a legacy that will be enjoyed by the community for generations. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Southlake Hospital, 6th floor cancer clinic. Memorial visitation at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Yonge Street and Industrial Parkway South), Aurora, 905-727-5421, from 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of the memorial service in our Chapel at 1 p.m. Memorial gifts to the Southlake Hospital Cancer Care Department or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BLUCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
McBRIDE, Joseph " Joe" Charles
Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Sunday, November 27, 2005, in his 77th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Elizabeth (Betty), he will be lovingly remembered by his sons Michael and wife Kelly of Barrie, Stephen and wife Katherine of Barrie, and daughters Kathryn and husband Mike BELCHER of Minden, Lisa McBRIDE, and Laurie and husband Kevin BROWN of Barrie. Devoted grandpa to Jessica, Joshua, Alyssa, Matthew, Brittany, Tyler, Justin, and Meghan. Joe also leaves his dear brother Eugene McBRIDE and wife Cathie, and sisters Mary BLUCHER, Evelyn WHITE/WHYTE, and Anne ALGAR. Fondly remembered by friend and companion Frances ROSE. Joe McBRIDE was born and raised in Barrie. As a teenager he excelled in sports, especially in the boxing ring and on the wrestling mat. He was considered a determined hard worker, manning the boilers on the Canadian Steamship, "The Edmonton", to donning the hat of an officer in the Innisfil police force. Joe was a people person and an avid businessman who worked for several petroleum companies as owner / operator for over 25 years. He carried on "old school" business ethics, where he was known to close a deal with a simple handshake. Joe's love of horses led him to be involved with most aspects of the Standardbred industry including owner, trainer and tack shop operator; Joe's passion and insight into the harness horse industry led to the creation of the thriving family run business, "McBride Trailers" located in Barrie. Joseph McBRIDE touched many lives and will surely be missed by all. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet's Point Road (at Yonge St.), Barrie, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint John Vianney Church on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 10 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated. The family wish to express their sincere gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital, especially those in the complex care ward for their compassion and outstanding care. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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BLUCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-28 published
McKENZIE, Gordon Thomas (November 25, 1917-December 26, 2005)
R.C.A.F. 1939-1944 on loan to Royal Air Force (Radar)
Gordon, beloved husband of 57 years to Heather (née HAMILTON.) Loving father of Linda NAPIER (Ted); Mark; Gary (Jennifer). Grandpa will be lovingly remembered by Jim BUNTING (Deborah;) Sarah WILSON (Troy;) Leigh-Anne McKENZIE; Michael McKENZIE (Shannon;) and great grand dad of McKenna BLUCHER- BUNTING. Dear brother of Maxine NISBET (Aurora,) Craig McKENZIE (Vancouver) and predeceased by Margaret, Harvey, Dorothy WILLSIE, and Pauline. As well as raising a very caring family, one of the proudest achievements in Gord's life was the creation of the McKenzie Marsh on Saint John's Road East. This was his retirement project, a legacy that will be enjoyed by the community for generations. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Southlake Hospital, 6th floor cancer clinic. Memorial visitation at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, (north east corner of Yonge St. and Industrial Parkway South) Aurora, 905-727-5421 from 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of the memorial service in our Chapel at 1 p.m. Memorial gifts to the Southlake Hospital Cancer Care Department or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BLUCKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-25 published
SABATH, Katharina
Peacefully at Lakeridge Hospital, Port Perry on Sunday, April 24, 2005, in her 94th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Johann SABATH (1971.) Predeceased by her son John and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth SABATH. Loving mother of Barbara (John) WEINRAUCH of Blackstock. Cherished grandmother of Bill (Jean), Jack (Sam), Fred, Margaret (Joe), Barbara (Lou) and John (Mary). Katharina will be greatly missed by many great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. Dear sister of William BLUCKER. Funeral service from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick 1-888-884-4486 on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation from 12: 30 until time of service. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. If desired, donations made to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

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BLUE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-28 published
CAVERS, Harry
Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Lee Manor, Owen Sound, Saturday, February 26th, 2005. Harry CAVERS, of Hepworth, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Mary JONES. Loving father of Brian, Gary and his wife, Cathy; Mary Lee and her husband, Norm WALKER and Sharon and her husband, John BLUE. Dear grandfather of Rory, Tina and Kelly WALKER, Becky, Cindy and Carey CAVERS and Lindsay, Larissa and Courtney BLUE. Brother of the late Winnifred KLAGES. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth, on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home, on Wednesday, at 1: 30 p.m., with Reverend Harry SWADLING officiating. Spring interment, Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Diabetes association or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 586 would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. messages of condolence for the family are welcome at http://www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com
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BLUE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-14 published
KNOX, Robert S.
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 Robert S. KNOX of Queensway Nursing Home and formerly of Exeter in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Sarah (HAMILL) KNOX. Dear father of Betty and Herb BLUE, Jim and Patty KNOX and Irene TOMLINSON all of Exeter and Oral and Laurie KNOX of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather of Lisa, Trevor, Melissa and Tyler; Danielle and Matthew; Rob and Jamie; Beth and Rob and great-grandfather of Kinsey, Sawyer, Sean and Megan; Darian and Brooke; and Victoria, Rachel, Max and Breanna. Dear brother of Dolly HILL and Netta WATTON both of Northern Ireland. Predeceased by son-in-law Barry TOMLINSON, grand_son Earl BLUE, great-grand_son Michael TOMLINSON, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 15th at 11 a.m. with Susan MOORE officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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BLUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-22 published
Patient at centre of hospital dispute dies
By James RUSK, Saturday, January 22, 2005 - Page A11
Christopher BLUE, a frail 71-year-old man who was forcibly discharged under police escort from Toronto General Hospital on January 7, died Wednesday night at Sunnybrook hospital after being taken off life support, a friend speaking for the family said yesterday.
His care at Toronto General had become the centre of a dispute between his family and the hospital, which reached the point that the two sides communicated other through their lawyers.
Mr. BLUE, who had a number of incurable conditions, suffered a stroke at Thanksgiving and was taken to Toronto General. After three months, a letter from a hospital lawyer ordered him discharged.
He was taken by private ambulance to his Scarborough home, where a Toronto Emergency Services ambulance was waiting. It took him to Sunnybrook, which admitted him.

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BLUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
BLUE, Albert " Allan" W.
On Wednesday, January 19, 2005, Albert "Allan" BLUE passed away suddenly at the age of 70 years. Albert "Allan" is survived by two sisters and one brother: Doreen (Hal) LONG, Norman (Helen) BLUE, Virginia (Ivan) MILLER; six nephews and one niece. He is also survived by many relatives and Friends, and his dog, Shelby. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Andrews-Mclaughlin Ltd., 10011 - 114th St.; (780-488-0121). To send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com

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BLUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-23 published
BLUE, Christopher Francis
A native of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, peacefully surrounded by his loving children Lorraine and Stephen BLUE, their mother Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, and his close Friends including Regina BUJALSKI and Hugh CANNON, on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Longtime member of the International Order of the Alhambra and the Knights of Columbus. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, (Between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 11 a.m. in Precious Blood Church (Lawrence, east of Victoria Park). Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. 'Surrounded by peace, love and light, Dad is now reunited in Heaven with his loved ones where he will continue to watch over, protect, help and guide us all to find peace, true love, truth and justice in this world. Good night Dad and God Bless.'

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BLUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
McQUILLAN, Bart
Passed away Sunday, March 13, 2005, in his 71st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Isabella. Loving brother of Bill and his wife Vi. Dear brother-in-law of Margaret and James BLUE. Bart will be lovingly remembered by his nephews Gary McQUILLAN and Jim BLUE, his niece Margaret Epp, and his sisters in Scotland. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), with visitation one hour prior. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BLUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-31 published
HEWSON, Audrey (née WILLISON)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2005 at Scarborough Grace Hospital, in her 91st year. Audrey, beloved wife of the late Harold HEWSON. Dear mother of Carol (Douglas) BOWERS of Aurora, Jill (Doug) BARNES of Toronto, Jack HEWSON of New Jersey and Barry (Betty) HEWSON of Burlington. Loving sister of Kenneth WILLISON. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Laurie BLUE, Gary and Kevin Bowers, David BARNES, Linda BRENNAN, Kim BARNES, Sean and Christopher HEWSON and her great-grandchildren Hudson, Emmerson, Brian, Caitlin, Kristin, Amanda, Connor, Adam, Sydney and Dylan. Predeceased by her brother Ernest WILLISON, sister Jessie LEMAY and parents Harry and Ethel WILLISON. Visitation will take place on Friday, April 1, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment, Church of the Redeemer Cemetery in Duntroon. Friends may leave comments on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.

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BLUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
KENWELL, Catherine Ann (née BLUE)
Peacefully, in Toronto, two weeks before her 89th birthday. Catherine was born June 13, 1916 in Midland, the devoted daughter of Jessie (ALLNUTT) and John BLUE, and the loving wife of William (Bill) KENWELL, all of whom predeceased her. Stepmother to William Donald (Don) and Flora KENWELL of Midhurst. "Aunt Catherine" to their children: Donna KENWELL of Elmvale; Sharon and Ken BROWNLEE of Goderich; and Brian and RoseMarie KENWELL of Brampton. "Granny Kay" to six great-grandchildren: Chris STEEP, Nicole STEEP, Stephanie KENWELL, Michael KENWELL, Patrick KENWELL and Kim BROWNLEE. Great-great-grandmother to Kelsey and Christopher STEEP. Kay will be sadly missed by Renee KILMARTIN and Bill BIES and Weldon GREEN and their families, as well as cousins in England and Tasmania, and her Friends at 71 Merton St. The family would like to thank Norwood Nursing Home where Catherine lived for the past 3 years, and St. Joseph's Health Centre and Bridgepoint Hospital for their compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Friday, June 10th, from 1 until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Saint Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Midland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Catherine's memory may be made to the Anglican Primate's World Relief Fund, the Osteoporosis Society, or a charity benefiting children to whom Kay devoted so much of her life as a MotherCraft nurse.

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BLUEMEKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
BELLINGHAM, Jim
(Employee of General Motors of Canada) At Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, September 16, 2005. Jim BELLINGHAM, at 52 years of age. Beloved husband of Chris BELLINGHAM. Loving father of Heather and Stephen. Dear son of the late John and Hilda BELLINGHAM. Dear brother of Bill BELLINGHAM and his wife Pat and Linda BLUEMEKE and her husband Juergen. Jim will be sadly missed by his nephews, many cousins, extended family and Friends. A special thank you to the staff of the Oncology and Palliative Care Departments and the nursing staff of the 4th floor at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa and the nurses from Durham Access to Care (Green Team) for their wonderful care, comfort and support. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with funeral service in the chapel on Monday, September 19th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Oncology Department, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, Palliative Care Department, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa or Durham Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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BLUESTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-03 published
BLUESTEIN, Beverley

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BLUGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-25 published
Marianne BLUGER, Poet: (1945-2005)
A victim of breast cancer, she died the day she published her 10th volume of poetry, titled The Eternities
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 25, 2005, Page S9
Toronto -- Marianne BLUGER wrote poetry because, as she once said, it was all she was ever good at. Only those very close to her know whether that bit of characteristic modesty was really true. The rest of us just know that she was a very, very good poet.
Although not a household name, Ms. BLUGER published 10 volumes of clean, precise, evocative verse ranging from intense lyrical poems to delicate, spare examples of haiku and tanka (traditionally, 31 syllables in five lines). She was among Canada's leading and most respected practitioners of Japanese poetic traditions, admittedly not a big community, but her work won a Canada Council Arts Award and the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry. She had a strong following in the United States, where she won first prize in the annual Tanka Splendor contest, and in Japan, which honoured her with the Hoshito-Mori Prize.
She worked until the breast cancer, first diagnosed 13 years ago, claimed her, correcting her poems by ear as her husband read them at her bedside. She died on the day her 10th volume was launched in Toronto. It is titled The Eternities.
A deeply religious, even mystical Anglican, Ms. BLUGER also drew on her Jewish heritage, a long experience with Zen meditation, and western political activism. Her haikus and tanka have been likened to photographs or paintings, providing quick snapshots, but in three dimensions. Known for their Zen-like simplicity and grace, they describe mundane events such as highway driving and the onset of winter as things of beauty. As one critic said, they are about how to see.
"There was absolutely no B.S. in her work, no pretense at all," said Richard Stevenson, an old friend of Ms. BLUGER's who teaches poetry at Lethbridge Community College. "It was all stripped down to the barest elements. She made it look easy."
She wasn't published until 1981, when a collection titled The Thumbless Man is at the Piano made its appearance. She was 36 at the time. Other volumes included Gathering Wild (1987), Tamarack & Clearcut (1997), a book of haiku illustrated with photographs by Rudi Haas, and Scissor, Paper, Woman (2000). A 1998 volume, Gusts, was the first book-length collection of tanka published in Canada, and inspired a journal by the same name devoted entirely to the form.
"Hats off to you, Marianne, for showing the rest of us untutored louts how it's done," enthused Mr. Stevenson in reviewing this year's publication of Ms. BLUGER's book of tanka, Zen Mercies/Small Satoris. "This book, rightfully, should inspire generations of poets interested in the unvarnished, real McCoy."
Like this lean offering from Gusts:
In a ruined orchard
among drenched leaves
I found you these
mist-silvered
fat blue plums.
Mr. BLUGER's poems reflect a deep spirituality and connectedness to nature, notes Marilyn ROSE, a Brock University expert on 20th-century Canadian women poets. While John McCrae's In Flanders Fields has become a kind of anthem for these occasions, consider Ms. BLUGER's cut-to-the-bone haiku, Remembrance Day, from Early Evening Pieces (2003).
bagpipes wheeze
through the cenotaph mist
a thin line of vets
As Prof. ROSE points out, loss is conveyed in just three lines, 11 words and a single image. Economical? More than any editor would dare dream.
Don't be fooled, though. That sort of austerity takes passion, the same kind that drove her love for "that poor radical, Jeshua, the Christ" in The Eternities, which is mostly a homage to her father, Walter Vladimir BLUGER. A mathematician who died in 1986, her father was a convert to his wife's Anglicanism but did not divulge that he had been a Jewish Holocaust survivor until his daughter was an adult. Born in Berlin to parents who had fled Russian pogroms, he escaped to Britain but was interned in a prison camp. Two ships later took the inmates to safety, one vessel going to Canada and the other to Australia. The latter was sunk, with all aboard.
For a German Jew's daughter
how exactly was she to conduct the
business of life
when sipping a soda at the mall
she would feel fraught happiness
as some kind of criminal failure
of consciousness
Add Zen to the mix. In the late 1960s, Ms. BLUGER dropped out of medical school to marry a Korean refugee and Zen master. That was after she had turned down an offer to study philosophy at Oxford following her graduation from McGill University, where she befriended the poet Louis Dudek.
Though meditation and Zen's stillness appealed to her and influenced her work, the troubled marriage didn't last. Her poem, The Zen Master's Wife, hinted at the trauma.
On the other hand, a robust personality seemed to become even fuller:
On my personal
Jewish Zen Christian
Calendar
every day Pesah
every day Easter
As for making a living, Ms. BLUGER spent 25 years administering the Ottawa-based Canadian Writers' Foundation, which provides assistance to authors in financial need.
It was only in her late 30s that she came to see her talent as God-given.
"Poetry moves me to a kind of reverence," she once wrote. "When I engage with poetry, I become contemplative and mystically transported to a deeper awareness, to a kind of enlivened, prayerful consciousness and to gratitude...
"Poetry soothes and heals me... all I am any good at is poems."
In 1991, she married Larry NEILY, an avid birder and fellow nature lover whose on-line updates on his wife's failing health during her last two months moved readers to tears.
Ms. BLUGER co-founded Christians Against Apartheid and the Tabitha Foundation, which brings humanitarian aid to Cambodia and has helped thousands of women there set up small businesses. She ran her Ottawa church's Sunday school for years, and visited the sick and elderly.
Not much frightened her, says Mr. NEILY, "but she was often bought to tears by the meanness of other people."
She did, however, see mostly good in people, recalls fellow Ottawa poet Ronnie R. BROWN. " She was happiest to acknowledge people and tell them she cared for them. I never saw anyone face death with such radiance. She profoundly believed she would meet with us later and that her work would live on. And it will."
Indeed, a posthumous volume, Nude With Scar -- the manuscript she edited on her deathbed -- is due out next year.
Marianne Sasha Bluger NEILY was born in Ottawa on August 28, 1945, and died there of cancer on October 29, 2005. She was 60. She leaves her husband, her mother, two children, one grandchild and three siblings.

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BLUGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-03 published
BLUGER, Marianne -- I Remember
By Allan SHIPLEY, Saturday, December 3, 2005 Page, S11
Toronto -- Allan SHIPLEY of Toronto writes about Marianne BLUGER, whose obituary appeared on November 25.
Marianne was my friend since we were philosophy students at McGill University in Montreal more than 40 years ago. I have never known another person like her. Marianne's quest for truth was not just an intellectual exercise but a life to be lived. Equally, she loved the beauty of nature and of the human soul. In poetry, she found a public way to share her passion for truth and her compassion for others. But she also shared in very personal and direct ways.
When she and her two children were living in poverty she insisted on giving her grandmother's brass candlestick to us as a wedding present. Later, she would often mark special occasions with the gift of a poem.
But the greatest gift she gave us was herself. Too ill to attend the launch of The Eternities, a collection of deeply personal poems, she asked my wife Jocelyn and me, along with Professor Margo SWISS and Reverend Roland KAWANO, to appear and read on her behalf. By entrusting these poems to us, she placed her innermost self in our hands. An early morning e-mail alerted us that the end was near. The reading of each poem felt as if it were a eulogy. Afterward, we learned she had died just three hours before we read her words.
One of her last wishes was to tell her Friends that they were the most important thing in her life. We hope she knew that for her Friends, she was as important to them as they were to her.

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BLUM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-18 published
PENHALE, William Gordon
Surrounded by his family, at Bluewater Health Services Mitton Street Site, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. William Gordon PENHALE, age 57, of Sarnia. Longtime companion of Gayle VENESS. Proud father of his three daughters Jane, Vicki STERLING (Ed) and Michelle POLICICCHIO (Joe.) Grandpa to Spencer and Mariah STERLING and Dante POLICICCHIO. Grandpa Bill to Jamie, Kaitlin and Haley STERLING, Michael, Adam and Meaghan COOK, Gerald and Ashley VENESS. Beloved son of the late Donald (1987) and Mildred (1995.) Dear brother of Sheridan (Betty,) Yvonne COOPER (Allan,) Gwen McCAW (Terry BERNARD) of London, Cheryl BLUM (Frank), Daryle MORGAN (Gary), Glenda KRISJANIS (Steve HILLIARD) of London, Lori WALT (Chuck,) Brad, Kevin (Nora,) Scott, Brent (Jean.) Extended family of John VENESS, Tammy COOK (Mike), Cathy VENESS, Paul VENESS (Carol). Special friend of Henny PENHALE- HONKE. Visitation will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Friday, February 18, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association and the Lung Association.

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BLUMBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
BENDER, Blair
At York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Thursday, September 15, 2005. Loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty). Dear father of Lynn and her husband David BLUMBERG, Karen BENDER and Bob GOODMAN, Paul (Bud) and his wife Linda, David and his wife Corrine. Will be sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 3: 00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2005 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.). Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BLUMEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-02 published
FRASER, Frank Rutherford
At Hilton head Island, South Carolina, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, of Pelham Centre, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of R. Katharine (Kay) FRASER and the late Jean A. FRASER (1954). Mr. FRASER will be sadly missed by his five sons and daughters-in-law Frank A. "Sandy" FRASER (Donna Lynne) of Queenston, Ontario David G. FRASER (Nancy) of Vancouver, British Columbia; Peter L. FRASER (Lorna BLUMEN) of Toronto, Ontario; James I. FRASER (Karen) of Fenwick, Ontario; and Robert E. FRASER (Jennifer) of Oshawa, Ontario. Mr. FRASER is also the beloved grandfather and great-grandfather of fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His sister Ella Louise SIMONS, and his two brothers, Evan Joseph FRASER and Alfred Allan FRASER predeceased him. Mr. FRASER served with the Canadian Army overseas during the Second World War. A graduate of the University of Guelph (1937,) Mr. FRASER taught for many years at Stamford Collegiate, Niagara Falls and also taught at Westlane Secondary School, Thorold-Fonthill High School, and Pelham District High School. His family and many Friends will remember him as a truly caring, patient gentleman. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Pelham Centre United Church, Canboro Road, Pelham, Ontario later in April, time and date to be announced. Cremation has taken place, and interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Ridgeville. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a memorial donation to The Terry Fox Foundation, Pelham Centre United Church, or to the charity of their choice. Arrangements in the care of James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, Fonthill, Ontario (905-892-5762).

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BLUMENSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-21 published
SCHARF, Ruth (née STROLOVITCH)
On Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Michael BLUMENSTEIN, Judi and Joe TURKEL, Ian and Joyce SCHARF. Cherished grandmother of Jay and Rob BLUMENSTEIN, Hayley and Marcy TURKEL and Caleb VAN WYK, Grace and Lily SCHARF. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dave and Fay STROHL, Shirley and the late Harry STROHL, the late Frank and the late Fanny STROHL, and the late Charlie STROHL. Sister-in-law of Pearl and the late Hy HABER. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Nora, Merriam, Rose and Nena for their extraordinary care, kindness and devotion. Funeral service in Montreal on Friday, July 22 at 10: 45 a.m. at Papermans. Shiva in Montreal. Donations in her memory may be made to the head and Neck Oncology Research Fund, c/o Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.

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BLUMENSTOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-27 published
SHERWOOD, Gladys (née FOSTER)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, Gladys SHERWOOD (née FOSTER) of Woodstock in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred DITCHFIELD (1973) and Kenneth SHERWOOD (2001.) Loving mother of Leone BLUMENSTOCK (the late John) and Fred DITCHFIELD, both of Woodstock, and step-mother of Ken SHERWOOD (Mary Ellen) and Diane BONZONA (Jack) all of Connecticut. Dear sister of Vera WATERHOUSE (the late Jim) of Kitchener and sister-in-law of Josephine SCRIVENER (the late Ted) of Burford. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, on Friday, January 28, 2005 from 3: 30 pm to 4: 30 pm for a Funeral Service in the chapel at 4:30 pm with Reverend Dave STEPHENS officiating. Cremation, followed by interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 537-3611.

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BLUMENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Rosemary A. (née HOLLAND)
Of Thornhill, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at home, at the age of 72. Mrs. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Her highest priority was always her family, but after being widowed young by the untimely death of her husband Donald W. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS with three of her four children still at home, she became one of Eaton Financial Services' top performing financial planners, garnering many awards for her exceptional service to her clients. Reading biographies, crossword puzzles, decorating and visiting with family were her greatest pleasures. Mrs. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS is survived by her sisters, Stephanie (Don NIETCHAL,) Barbara (John ZAKOOR) and brother Bill HOLLAND (Irene,) all of Windsor; daughter Ann (Julius BLUMENTHAL) of California; sons Bill, James and Stephen (Patricia FITZGERALD) of Toronto; grandchildren Katie, Jack, Ian and Tico; and many nieces and nephews who will miss her very much. Many thanks to Dr. SEHDEV and the Oncology Staff at William Osler Health Centre. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5: 30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday. Service in the chapel Saturday at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and in honour of her beloved son Bill, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite #302, Toronto M5V 2L4.

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BLUMENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-14 published
SPECTOR, Karen
On Sunday, March 13, 2005. Daughter of the late Raizel and Red SPECTOR. Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Brian, and Wendy and Arnold BLUMENTHAL. Devoted aunt and teacher of Lily, Sophie, and Anne. Karen was loved and admired by family and Friends. At Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Monday, March 14th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre c/o Palliative Care, 416-586-4800 or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946- 6560.

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BLUMENTHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Rosemary A. (née HOLLAND)
Of Thornhill, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at home, at the age of 72. Mrs. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Her highest priority was always her family, but after being widowed young by the untimely death of her husband Donald W. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS with three of her four children still at home, she became one of Eaton Financial Services' top performing financial planners, garnering many awards for her exceptional service to her clients. Reading biographies, crossword puzzles, decorating and visiting with family were her greatest pleasures. Mrs. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS is survived by her sisters, Stephanie (Don NIETCHAL,) Barbara (John ZAKOOR) and brother Bill HOLLAND (Irene,) all of Windsor; daughter Ann (Julius BLUMENTHAL) of California; sons, Bill, James and Stephen (Patricia FITZGERALD) of Toronto; grandchildren, Katie, Jack, Ian and Tico; and many nieces and nephews who will miss her very much. Many thanks to Dr. SEHDEV and the Oncology Staff at William Osler Health Centre. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5: 30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Service in the chapel Saturday at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, and in honour of her beloved son Bill, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302, Toronto M5V 2L4.

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BLUMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-08 published
BLUMER, Jack " Gaucho"
In Montreal, in his 87th year, on Monday, February 7, 2005. "Gaucho" Jack has gone to the Great Pampas in the sky. Loving father, grandfather, brother, master builder, avid skier and tennis player, legendary steak griller, dapper dresser, bridge enthusiast and sweet, sweet man. He will be forever missed by his children Bobby BLUMER and Sarah (DAMSON,) his grandchildren Olivia and Charlotte DAMSON and sister Ethelda WEINSTEIN, as well as his predeceased wife Joan LEVIN and son Billy BLUMER. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, Montreal, 3888 Jean Talon West on Wednesday, February 9 at 10 a.m. Private burial in Burlington, Vermont. Shiva at his residence commencing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m., Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-5 p.m.

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BLUMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-13 published
GORA, Harry
Peacefully, on November 12, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved husband of Eva GORA. Loving father and father-in-law of Irv and Karen GORA, Steve and Elaine GORA, Ron and the late Anne BLUMER. Dear brother of Luba, the late Sosha, Reuben, and Shaya. Devoted grandfather of Russell, Jeremy and Vanessa, Michael and Caitlin. Doting great-grandfather of Ryan. For time and place, please call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 416-663-9060. Shiva at 3181 Bayview Avenue, Apt. 911 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Jewish Free Loan (416-635-1217) or Ve'ahavta (416-964-7698).

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BLUMFALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
WEIHS, Susan Rebecca
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Susan Rebecca, on Thursday, February 3, 2005, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 44. Loving daughter of Gloria and the late Walter WEIHS. Dear sister of Eva WEIHS. Fondly remembered by her aunt and uncle Lorraine and Bill HUMBER, cousins Wendy and Rick BORNSTEIN, Judy and Cliff SINGER, Jeffrey BORNSTEIN and Chantal SINGER, Joy MUTER and Geoff POWERS, Fran and Karl BLUMFALD, and her many Friends. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 13th at 1: 00 p.m. in the Temple Sinai section of Dawes Road Cemetery, 3169 St. Clair Avenue E., (east of Pharmacy). Shiva 93 McGillivray Avenue, Toronto, until Tuesday evening, February 15th. Memorial donations to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 416-535-8501, would be appreciated by the family.

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BLUMSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-11 published
WALTON, Kathleen Esther Francis (née BLUMSOM)
Peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital, June 8, 2005, at the age of 85 years, after a brief illness. Dear mother of Judith McCOLLOM (Ron,) and grandmother of Michael and Lori-Ann. Predeceased by her husband John C. WALTON and sister Dorothy JACKSON (Alfred.) Survived by her brothers, Harry (Mary), Sidney (Linda), William (Joan,) longtime friend Helen SCOTT, and many nieces and nephews. Immediate cremation. Aservice will be held at St. Crispins Anglican Church in Scarborough for Kay's family and Friends at a later date.

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BLUMSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-04 published
BOLDOVITCH, Joseph
Peacefully, at Cheltenham Nursing Home, on May 27, 2005, at 90 years of age. Predeceased by his wife Minnie (BLUMSTEIN) and son Barry. Sadly missed by sons Steven and Allen, daughters-in-law Mimi, Shayna, and Jacqueline, grandchildren Ron, Francine, Melanie, Shadi, Stephanie, Allan, and David, and great-grandchildren Brianna and Andrea. Survived by many loving relatives and Friends. His sociable, supportive, benevolent and optimistic nature will always be remembered. A graveside service was held Sunday, May 29th at Pardes Shalom Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff at Cheltenham for the care they provided. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of choice.

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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-25 published
SCHILDROTH, Annie Maude (née McCAW)
At Hampton Court, South Hampton, on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005, at the age of 80 years, the former Annie McCAW. Mother of Paul and his wife, Joan, of Port Elgin, Joan and her husband, Paul Pace, of Angus, Martin and his wife Jola, of Port Elgin, Garth of Port Elgin and John and his wife, Adele, of Red Deer, Alberta. Grandma to Lisa and her husband, Tim POMROY, Lana and her husband, Rod BLUNDELL and Leanne, Matthew, Mark and Mitchell SCHILDROTH. Great-grandma to Dylan, Skylar POMROY and Tanner and Avery BLUNDELL. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Wynne SCHILDROTH, Pat PORTER, Alice McCAW, Fran SCHILDROTH, Agnes McCAW and Mary LEIFSO. She is predeceased by her brothers, Alvin, Harold, Earl and Herb McCAW and sisters, Muriel THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Evelyn WILSON. Daughter of the late William Stewart McCAW and Pearl McMANUS. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted at Port Elgin United Church on Friday at 11: 00 a.m., with Pastor Bob JOHNSTON officiating. Interment, Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Save the Children of the World Hunger Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-14 published
FARRAR, Ann (née SWEETMAN)
Peacefully, after a long illness, at Lee Manor on Monday, July 11, 2005. Ann FARRAR (née SWEETMAN) of Annan in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Sam. Dear mother of Bill and his wife Elizabeth of Owen Sound, Ken and his wife Cindy of Sudbury, Christine and her husband Jim SEBESTA of Frances Lake, Julia DAVIS and Keith ROGERSON of Annan, Gillian and her husband Myles McMANAMAN of Frances Lake, Alison and her husband Dave JENSEN of Courtice and David and his wife Justine of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by thirteen grandchildren Lesley (Mark), Heather, Steven (Nicole), Hillary (Jason), Matthew, Andrew, Christopher, Bill, Laura, Liam, Emma, Benjamin and Amelia. Also survived by two brothers Robert SWEETMAN and his wife Josie of South Wales and Ralph SWEETMAN and his wife Barbara of Fresno, California and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Lillian BLUNDELL. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment, Annan Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce would be appreciated.
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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-10-07 published
MOSCROP, Russell John
In Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Russell MOSCROP of Thornbury at the age of 77. Beloved husband and best friend of Marie (PATTERSON) and loving father of Cindy (Tom NEPHIN) of Carleton Place, Ontario, Barry (Alison) of Kelowna, British Columbia, and Jeff of Innisfail, Alberta. Devoted grandfather of Jarrett and Austin MOSCROP, Kealey and Katie NEPHIN and Keagan MOSCROP. Also survived by sisters Dorothy JOHNSTON and Laurene BLUNDELL. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Monday evening from 6: 00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Brian GOODINGS, will be conducted at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Tuesday, October 11, at 11: 00 a.m. with committal and interment following at Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-16 published
BLUNDELL, Anna (IRVIN)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Wednesday September 14, 2005, Anna (IRVIN) BLUNDELL of Goderich in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Percy BLUNDELL. Dear mother of Mel BLUNDELL of Iona Station. Loving grandmother of Mark and Craig and great-grandmother of Katlynn and Bailey. Sister of Doreen IRVIN and Willa STEELE. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Dianne BLUNDELL and brothers Robert and Russell IRVIN. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East S., Goderich on Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 11: 00. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
PRZES, Jan
(Retired from McDonnell Douglas) Peacefully on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Emily. Loving father of Susan (Ron BLUNDELL) and Carla. Jan will be forever loved by his special friend Erika SCHIN and her family and his family in Poland. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to jan.przes@wardfh.com

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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
ALLEN, Hugh Alfred
Peacefully on Monday, February 14, 2005 in his 96th year. Hugh, loving husband of Eileen (née PRATT.) Dear father of Charles (deceased) and his wife Phyllis, Howard and his wife Shirley, Lois and her husband Ray, Robert and his wife Irene, and Elaine and her husband Joe. Also survived by his 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, and his sister Gloria BLUNDELL. Friends may visit at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held on Thursday. Interment Kettleby Cemetery.

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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-13 published
GIBSON, Hazel Ruby (née LEE)
On Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at the Ballycliffe Lodge. Hazel, loving wife of the late Harvey. Beloved mother of Fay Good and her late husband Jim (of Oliphant), Ted and his wife Pat (of Seagrave), Robert and his wife Roberta (of Bowmanville), Ken and Judy (of Bowmanville,) Joan and her husband Byron BLUNDELL (of Welland,) Darleen and her husband John WALTON (of Markham) and Marleen and her husband Jim SHAW (of Michigan.) Cherished grandma of 14 and loving Grandma Great of 26. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Della and her husband George SKERRIT, and Blanche EMPRINGHAM, her brother Ralph and his wife Marion, and her sister-in-law Helen BENTLEY. Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Sunday, November 13th from 12 noon until the time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations made to the Alzheimer Society in Hazel's memory would be appreciated by her family.

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BLUNDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-15 published
CARR, Wilma Alice
Wilma passed away peacefully, at Leisureworld Norfinch, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at the age of 94 years. Beloved wife of the late William ELLWOOD. Loving mother to her son Ron and his wife Kathie. Wilma will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Dawn (Ron HYNDMAN,) Karen (David FALEY) and her great-grandchildren Eden and Quin. Loving sister of Stella BLUNDELL (Victoria.) Predeceased by sisters Lillian, Violet and brothers Eric, Stan and Bert. Wilma will be fondly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 11 a.m., with a Funeral Service to follow at 12 noon. Interment to follow at a later date at Purdy's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to your preference of charity would be greatly appreciated.

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BLUNDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
ELDON, Ethel (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Saint Mary's Hospital, at the age of 75 years, beloved wife of the late Charles ELDON. Cherished mother to Mark (Lisa) ELDON and Elizabeth (David) BLUNDEN, proud grandmother of Ashley, Alexandra and Charles ELDON and Michael, Stephen, Sean and Jennifer BLUNDEN. Also surviving are her sisters Ruth and Dollie and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ethel's name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation will take place at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Sources Blvd. D.D.O., Québec, (514) 685-3344 on Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral will also be held at Rideau on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will follow in Rideau Memorial Gardens. Family and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.rideaumemorial.com

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BLUNDON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-08 published
YOUNG, Minnie (née BLUNDON)
Passed away peacefully on February 6, 2005 in Toronto at the age of 74 years. Beloved wife of Calvin for 49 years. Loving mother of Sharon (Mike RIGO) and Carol (Frank BOMBARDIERI.) Cherished Nanni of 4 grandchildren. Sister of William BLUNDON. She will be missed by all of her family and Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (one block east of Dufferin) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in our Chapel. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BLUNSDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
DAVIES, Wilfred C.
Passed away, at Toronto East General Hospital, on Thursday, January 27, 2005. Wilfred, loving husband of Margaret. Dear brother of Mrs. Dorothy TIDESWELL of Port Talbot, South Wales, and predeceased by Mrs. Olive BLUNSDEN. Dear uncle of Keith and John. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), on Friday, January 28 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the Service in our Chapel at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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BLUNT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
JACKSON, David Simcoe
Peacefully, at his residence, on Friday July 1, 2005 David Simcoe JACKSON, age 82 of Wyoming. Dave was born January 19, 1923, the youngest son of Ernest and Sadie JACKSON. He was a member of London Road West United Church, Huron Masonic Lodge #392 and Lambton Shrine Club. Dave lived and farmed all his life on the family farm in Sarnia Township where he was born. He retired to Wyoming (1994) where he enjoyed his last years. Beloved husband of Helen (BLUNT) and the late Agnes (FLECK) (1987.) Dear father of Ellen COCKSHUTT (Larry) and Elaine WALKER (Luke) and the late Barbara WHITFIELD (1991) (James.) Also lovingly remembered by Helen's children Shari and Bob EDGAR and Lori and Mark HALL. Much loved grandfather of Brooke and Brad WEAVER, April and Mark MONTEIRO, Tim and Beth HARRIS, Jason HARRIS and Marsha HARRIS, Nancy WALKER, Beverly WALKER and Duncan KEITH. Special Grandpa of Bradley and Randy HALL and David EDGAR. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren: Riley, Justin, Kyle and Emily. Survived by sister-in-law Dorothy JACKSON and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Milton and Howard. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Monday July 4, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening 7 to 9 p.m. The Huron Masonic Lodge #392 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday July 3, 2005 at 6: 30 pm. Sympathy through donations to London Road West United Church, the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Lambton Shrine Club would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BLUNT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-30 published
BLUNT, Audrey G.
(Leading Aircraft Woman, World War 2) Peacefully on March 21st, 2005 at 6: 27 p.m., at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Clifford BLUNT. Loving mother of Sharyn FIOZE, John BLUNT (Margrett,) and Scott BLUNT (Sandy.) Sadly missed by her grandchildren Lorie FIOZE (Glen BOOKER), Johnnie FIOZE, Adam, Kyle and Tamara BLUNT, great-grandchildren Taziah and Jaden FIOZE- BOOKER, and sister Millie KING. Lovingly remembered by all her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. A Celebration of Audrey's life will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, 2005 from 1-3 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.). In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BLUNT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
RITCHIE, Dorothy Mary (née BLUNT)
Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005, in her 81st year. Dorothy RITCHIE (née BLUNT) of Mississauga and formerly of Newmarket, beloved wife of the late T.J. RITCHIE and dear mother of Beverley Ann and her husband James WILLIAMS of Oakville. She will be lovingly remembered by her granddaughters Shannon Danielle and Deanna Nicole. Dear sister of Irene EVES, Doug BLUNT, Ken BLUNT and the late Nora RAMER, Les and Al BLUNT. A service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held in the chapel of Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Friday, May 6th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would be appreciated.

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BLUTHARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
KEMP, John
Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Friday, May 13th, 2005. John, beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Andrew, Janice and Bill, Linda and Steve. Proud grandfather of Chris, Brian, Craig, Scott, Ashley and Justin. Brother of Isa, Andrew, Alex and Margaret. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121, on Tuesday, May 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society would be appreciated. A special thanks to Dr. BLUTHARDT and Dr. AITKIN and staff at Scarborough General Hospital.

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BLUTHARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-19 published
BLUTHARDT, Inge
With grace and courage, passed away on Monday, July 18th, 2005 in her 89th year. Beloved mother of Thomas BLUTHARDT and mother-in-law to Brenda. Cherished grandmother to Christopher, Jamie, Michael, David and Jennifer. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121 on Wednesday, July 20th from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

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