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DEHAAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-03 published
DEHAAN- VERSTER, Nettie
Peacefully at Shalom Manor, Grimsby, on Monday, January 31, 2005 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Johanna Antonetta Maria DEHAAN of Beamsville, aged 83 years. Wife of Dr. A. VERSTER and mother of Ottoline (Ed) VERBURG, Bronno Jan (Ria) DEHAAN, Marguerite DEHAAN and Antonetta (Winston) DOES, all of the Netherlands. Also survived by nine granddaughters.
Nettie is at the Tallman Funeral Home, 4998 King Street, Beamsville where the family will receive Friends on Friday 2-4 and 7-8: 30. A funeral service to celebrate Nettie's life will be held at Trinity United Church, William Street, Beamsville on Saturday, February 5 at 1: 30 p.m. with cremation to follow. If desired, donation to Shalom Manor would be appreciated by the family.

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DEHAAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-16 published
DEHAAN, Mildred " Millie" (née COLEMAN)
Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on October 13, 2005, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Andy. Incredibly loving mother of Jim COLEMAN (Kim), Murray COLEMAN, Mike COLEMAN (Debbie), Melody COLEMAN (Doug) and Rick DEHAAN (Kim.) Cherished nana of Tyler and Meghan, Matthew, Russell, Kayla, Sarah, Faith, Jamie and Jodie. Predeceased by her grand_son Kyle. Dear sister of Al STRINGER (George), Jim FRANK (Marg), Harriet FRANK and Dorothy MARTIN. She is also predeceased by her brother Ed FRANK. The family will receive Friends at Upper James Chapel of Cresmount Funeral Home, 1020 Upper James Street, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Celebration of her life will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church, 181 Charlton Avenue West. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online tributes may be made to www.mem.com.

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DEHAAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
DOBLE, Norma Jean (née BRADY) (May 20, 1923-November 24, 2005)
After suffering a second stroke, Norma passed away peacefully, at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Bruce. Loving mother of Brenda DEHAAN (Andy,) and Lois WILLIAMS (Royal.) Proud grandmother of Matthew and Brett DEHAAN, and Mark (Maryth,) Sean and Megan WILLIAMS. Dear sister of Gordon BRADY (June.) Predeceased by her brother Lorne (Helen) and her sisters Hazel WINCH and Eileen SMITH (Ray.) A private family service will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 905-305-8508, on Monday, November 28, 2005. Interment Sunderland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DEHAAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-22 published
DEHAAS, Johanna
Peacefully in her sleep on April 21, 2005, at the Peel Memorial Hospital, at the age of 90. Fondly remembered by Jacoba VAN DIEPEN, Michael, Mark and their families. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Jerome's Church, 8530 Chinguacousy Rd., Brampton. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, 905-451-2124.

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DEHAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-15 published
Sobbing pals recall their 'rose'
Kitchen volunteer fed hungry with food from own fridge
Pattern of abuse started early in victim's life, cousin says
By Jessica LEEDER, Staff Reporter with files from Dale Anne FREED
Rose McGROARTY was known for putting the needs of others -- to eat a good meal, find shelter, have a shower -- before her own. Even among close Friends, the 46-year-old rarely talked about her aches, the causes of the bruises beneath her sweater, why she spent so much time volunteering at the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre, or made it her home away from home.
If only she had, mournful Friends said yesterday, her fate might have been different.
"I can't help thinking that I wish I had known what you were going through," a friend wrote to McGROARTY in a letter read at a packed memorial service at the community centre. The building houses the kitchen where McGROARTY spent six days a week the last three years volunteering and making Friends -- until she disappeared last month. Her dismembered body parts have been found throughout the city.
But a family member said it would have been out of character for the hard-luck woman to tell anyone if she was a punching bag. She learned early, the cousin said yesterday, to distract herself and not dwell on what was really going on.
"I understand that she didn't have a whole lot of money in Toronto," said Kimberly CAMPBELL, a cousin who grew up with McGROARTY in London, Ontario "The catch here is that it didn't start (in Toronto)," she told the Star in a phone interview. "But Rose Marie was the type of person, no matter what anybody did to her, she would never talk about it."
A pattern of abuse in McGROARTY's life started early, when she was about 6 or 7, CAMPBELL said. She was living in London at the time, and with her mother unable to care for her -- for reasons that are unclear -- McGROARTY moved into a boarding house run by Edith SANDERS.
In 2002, SANDERS was convicted for enslaving and torturing children, including CAMPBELL, her adopted daughter, from the 1950s to the 1980s. SANDERS' victims testified at her trial that while under her care, they were beaten with hockey sticks, tortured with a cattle prod and forced to eat animal feces. SANDERS was sentenced in January 2003 to four years in prison on four counts of assault and three counts of assault causing bodily harm. She died last year while on parole.
The conviction stemmed from allegations brought by CAMPBELL and other siblings; none of the charges that resulted in conviction related to McGROARTY.
"Rose Marie didn't have a fighting chance (in life,)" CAMPBELL said, recounting their tormented childhood. "Dysfunctional leads to dysfunctional. She didn't get the education she needed, she was abused mentally and physically, and yet she went along in life and tried to accomplish and do the best that she could.
"It sounds to me that she was doing wonderfully for what she experienced in her lifetime. She was such a forgiving person."
"This was Rose's home. This was a very important place for her," said Peggy-Gail DEHAL- RAMSON, a Parkdale community advocate.
Nearly 100 people gathered at the memorial service, one of two held for McGROARTY yesterday. Leaning on canes -- and each other and wiping wet cheeks, those whom McGROARTY treated like family lamented their great loss. At times, centre general manager Victor WILLIS had to pause to console the crowd.
"There's such a disconnect between who she was and how she died," he said. "We will not let another woman be harmed in our community."
Three women who worked alongside McGROARTY in the kitchen each day, Michelle WALDRON, Jean McGRATH and Sugar WALKER -- who had a red silk rose pinned to her top -- sobbed uncontrollably during the reading of farewell letters they wrote to their friend.
"Knowing someone like you, Rosie, you really were a 'rose,'" one letter said. "A good friend. A beautiful person. A 'rose' could not be so sweet as you!"
Greg DOWE, 25, met McGROARTY through his grandmother, Marjorie, who frequently offered up her Dunn Ave. apartment for McGROARTY when she needed a reprieve.
"This is just like killing a part of my family," DOWE said. "She's the kind of person who would give up their life in order for somebody else to live. Everything about her was to make everybody else happy."
Later in the afternoon, Father Vaughan QUINN asked 20 parishioners to remember McGROARTY and her good works at a service at the Missionaries of Charity Convent, near her apartment.
WALKER said McGROARTY had been trying to mend fences with her mother and two children, in their 20s, after years of estrangement.
After the hour-long service at the Parkdale community centre, Friends stayed to trade favourite stories about McGROARTY. She was a rare volunteer who allowed the very hungry to come back for seconds -- if the food ran out, she wasn't above running home and taking from her own fridge.
Robert WISZNIOWSKI, McGROARTY's 50-year-old common-law husband, has been charged with second-degree murder.

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DEHART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-05 published
DEHART, Robert "Bob" Neil (June 4, 1945-November 2, 2005)
Passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia on November 2, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer. Bob will be sadly missed by his partner Neall, niece Nancy (Peter), nephew John (Gayla), sister-in-law Margie, grandnephew Kai, and cousins Marianna (Ken), Ross, and Chris (Maxine). He will be fondly remembered by his former wife Dorothy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and many Friends, neighbours and colleagues. Predeceased by his father Norman, mother Marjorie and brother Bruce. Bob was born in Kelowna in 1945, and though life took him around the world, the Okanagan remained close to his heart. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from U.B.C. then held top money management roles in Vancouver and Toronto at firms such as National Trust, Fry Mills Spence and Burns Fry. After flying high on Bay Street in the 70s, he returned to the West coast to seek a more laid back lifestyle in Vancouver, where he became partner at M.K. Wong and Associates. He went on to become Chief Information Officer of HSBC Canada Asset Management, then Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Australia. Bob was a highly respected capital markets analyst with incredible market timing, renowned for his management of fixed income funds. He was also a mentor to many in Vancouver's finance community. He retired a few years ago to spend more time going for walks around Lost Lagoon, fishing, reading and working on his beloved New York Times crossword puzzles. Bob was a true gentleman who always made people feel welcome, and will be remembered for his charm, generosity, warm smile, mischievous spirit, and of course, his amazing parties. A celebration of Bob's life will be held Thurs. November 10, 2005, from 5- 9 p.m at the Terrace Bar in The Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to The DeHart Foundation would be much appreciated. For details visit www.dehartfoundation.com

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DEHEER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-23 published
HARPER, Lorraine Marie (formerly MIKEL, née MELOCHE)
Passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2005, in her 77th year. Lorraine is the daughter of the late Alfred and Irene BOURQUE) MELOCHE. Beloved wife of the late William Hurst MIKEL and Lyle Roy HARPER. Loving mother of William MIKEL and Linda JACOBS. Dear grandmother of Melanie, Andrew and Ryan MIKEL and Chris VERCAUTERAN. Great grandmother of Larissa and Christopher. Sister of Nora EGLIN of Port Lambton, Betty DEHEER of Wallaceburg, Fred MELOCHE of Wallaceburg, Gerald MELOCHE of London and the late Lorenzo, Ely, Glen and Stan MELOCHE and Lillian FULTON, Isabelle GELINA, Mae STERLING, Bertha INGRAM and Edith GRIFFORE. Lorraine will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Keith MORRISON at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Saturday, September 24 at 10: 30 a.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Our Lady Help of Christians Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231.

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DEHEER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-24 published
HARPER, Lorraine Marie (formerly MIKEL, née MELOCHE)
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2005 in her 77th year. Lorraine is the daughter of the late Alfred and Irene (BOURQUE) MELOCHE. Beloved wife of the late William Hurst MIKEL and Lyle Roy HARPER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of William and Linda MIKEL and Linda JACOBS, all of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Melanie, Andrew and Ryan MIKEL and Chris VERCAUTEREN. Great-grandmother of Larissa and Christopher. Sister of Nora EGLIN of Port Lambton, Betty DEHEER of Wallaceburg, Fred MELOCHE of Wallaceburg, Gerald MELOCHE of London and the late Lorenzo, Ely, Glen and Stan MELOCHE and Lillian FULTON, Isabelle GELINA, Mae STERLING, Bertha INGRAM and Edith GRIFFORE. Lorraine will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin) in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Keith MORRISON at Our Lady Help of Christian Church on Saturday, September 24 at 10: 30 a.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Our Lady Help of Christians Building Fund may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231.

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DEHENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
DEHENS, David Walter
David Walter DEHENS of Wallaceburg passed away tragically in a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at the age of 25. David was an employee of Ube in Sarnia. He is the beloved husband of Lisa (SIMON) DEHNS, son of Danny and Cheryl (VANDAMME) DEHENS, grand_son of Mary DEHENS and the late Walter and Morris VANDAMME and the late Margaret. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Trisha and Jon POLKINGHORNE and Nicole DEHENS. Loved uncle of Logan and Kole. He will be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many Friends. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Parish Prayers will be held at 6: 45 p.m. on Tuesday. The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Fr. Greg BONIN and Fr. Keith MORRISON at Holy Family Church (647 Murray St.) on Wednesday, September 7 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Asthma Society may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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DEHNS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
DEHENS, David Walter
David Walter DEHENS of Wallaceburg passed away tragically in a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at the age of 25. David was an employee of Ube in Sarnia. He is the beloved husband of Lisa (SIMON) DEHNS, son of Danny and Cheryl (VANDAMME) DEHENS, grand_son of Mary DEHENS and the late Walter and Morris VANDAMME and the late Margaret. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Trisha and Jon POLKINGHORNE and Nicole DEHENS. Loved uncle of Logan and Kole. He will be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many Friends. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Parish Prayers will be held at 6: 45 p.m. on Tuesday. The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Fr. Greg BONIN and Fr. Keith MORRISON at Holy Family Church (647 Murray St.) on Wednesday, September 7 at 11 a.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Asthma Society may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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