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DITACCHIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
ROSELLI, Cataldo
Peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 with his family by his side. Cataldo beloved husband of the late Angela. Loving father of Vincenza DITACCHIO and her husband Alfonso, Rosa TURRONE and her husband Donato, Marco ROSELLI and his wife Silvana and Lina RELLA and her husband Mike. Nonno will be lovingly remembered by his 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., (between Pharmacy and Warden) from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church (Lawrence, west of Kennedy). Entombment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DITCHBURN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-29 published
DITCHBURN, Olive Myrtle (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Passed away peacefully on October 25, 2005 at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, just before her 87th birthday. Born in Toronto on November 14, 1918, Ollie lived an extraordinarily full life. Her childhood was rough and ready, being raised by her widowed father with four brothers during the Depression. Against the odds, Ollie finished high school and went on to enjoy the working life, making many lifelong girlfriends along the way. After the war she married her Centre Island sweetheart, Fred (Joe) DITCHBURN. Fred was a newly qualified doctor and his career brought the family west. Their migration took them to Edmonton, Alberta and Salmo, British Columbia before they finally settled on the misty shores of Indian Arm. Ollie and Fred raised four children there. Their adventures included family camping expeditions with the ingenious car top tent, road trips through Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, skiing the North Shore mountains and sailing the Pacific waters. Ollie will be greatly missed by her husband, Fred, sons Phillip, Jim and Ross, daughter Janet, grandchildren Jordan, Jade, Lily, Ian and Julian and her brother Vic THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Please join us for a celebration of Ollie's joyful life at the Deep Cove Yacht Club on Tuesday, November 1 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia.

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DITCHFIELD 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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DITCHFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
DITCHFIELD, Wallace
In loving memory of my husband Wallace DITCHFIELD who passed away April 5, 2003.
This day is remembered
And quietly kept
No words are needed
I shall never forget
For those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Always remembered and loved by wife Thelma.

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DITMARS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-18 published
McPHAIL, Rosie (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Quietly, on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Rosie McPHAIL, (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS,) 96 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James McPHAIL (1957.) Dear mother of Jean McLAUCHLIN and her husband the late Clayton (2000) and the late Harley McPHAIL (1972) and his wife, Marg of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Jim and Shari McPHAIL, Harley and Lynn McPHAIL, MAC and Donna McPHAIL, Wayne and Lois McPHAIL, Cindy and Len DUNCAN, Rick and Janet McPHAIL, Tammy MARTIN and Jeff DITMARS, Connie and David BRASWELL and Clayt and Linda McLAUCHLIN. Dear sister of the late Gordon, Ross, Alfred, William and Jim DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Ethel McPHEE and Mabel BURNARD. Also survived by 24 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Mary DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Fanny DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and Lulu MARRIOTT all of Petrolia and May McPHAIL of Oil City and numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, with Reverend Dean ADLAM of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Children's Health Foundation (London) and may be arranged by calling the funeral home at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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DITMARS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-19 published
McPHAIL, Rosie (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Quietly, on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Rosie McPHAIL, (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS,) 96 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James McPHAIL (1957.) Dear mother of Jean McLAUCHLIN and her husband the late Clayton (2000) and the late Harley McPHAIL (1972) and his wife, Marg of Petrolia. Dear grandmother of Jim and Shari McPHAIL, Harley and Lynn McPHAIL, Scott and Kim McPHAIL, Mac and Donna McPHAIL, Wayne and Lois McPHAIL, Cindy and Len DUNCAN, Rick and Janet McPHAIL, Tammy MARTIN and Jeff DITMARS, Connie and David BRASWELL and Clayt and Linda McLAUCHLIN. Dear sister of the late Gordon, Ross, Alfred, William and Jim DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Ethel McPHEE and Mabel BURNARD. Also survived by 24 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Mary DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Fanny DOUGLAS and Lulu MARRIOTT all of Petrolia and May McPHAIL of Oil City and numerous nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. with Reverend Dean ADLAM of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Children's Health Foundation (London) and may be arranged by calling the funeral home at 882-0100. Memories and condolences may be made on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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DITOMASO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
CORTURILLO, Antonia
God called Antonia peacefully on March 5, 2005 from Maple Health Centre at the age of 79. Antonia will be reunited in heaven with her loving husband Nunzio. She will be cherished by her dear daughter Linda (Bruno DITOMASO.) Proud nonna of Michael and Vincent. She will be held dear in the hearts of her sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10: 00 a.m. from St. David's Roman Catholic Church (2601 Major Mackenzie Dr., east of Jane St.). Entombment to follow at the Westminster Cemetery (on Bathurst Street, north of Finch Ave.). The family will appreciate donations to the York Regional Alzheimer Society.

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DITOMASSO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-20 published
'He died as a man. He died as a friend'
The Victim, Father, role model, passionate reggae dancer, Amon BECKLES was a centrepiece in his family
By Jessica LEEDER and Dale Anne FREED Staff Reporters
Amon BECKLES was a star reggae dancer with dreams of going professional, a daddy to an 18-month-old daughter, and a Central Tech student on the brink of adult life.
To his four younger siblings, who grew up in awe of everything from his PlayStation and basketball prowess to his addiction to mayonnaise "sangwiches", he was a family centrepiece.
"He was a role model in my life," one brother said.
The likeable 18-year-old's dreams were cut short Friday when he was shot in the neck just outside the Toronto West Seventh-day Adventist Church on Albion Rd. where he had come to mourn his best friend, Jamal HEMMINGS, 17, his reggae partner and a homicide victim.
Nadia BECKLES, Amon's mother, was in the church when she heard gunshots. "I didn't know it was my son," she said. "I just heard somebody say his name."
A day later, she's planning for his funeral.
"I want them to know his death will not go in vain. He died as a man. He died as a friend."
BECKLES's family, gathered to mourn their own in the cramped living room of his grandmother's west Toronto house last night, spoke out on the condition none of their names be used. But not because they're scared. "We are handling it in our own way," said an aunt. "I don't know what to think right now. I'm in shock."
Even in his absence, BECKLES brought laughter to his family, many of whom grew up dancing at his side in a group run by two aunts called No Mercy.
"We'd dance in the gym, outside, in the back streets, everywhere," said one of BECKLES's cousins. "We loved to dance. We'd do it instead of doing nothing. We're still close as a family. Since the death happened, we're just..." she trailed off.
The teen was with her cousin at HEMMINGS's funeral. She said HEMMINGS was "pretty much a part of our family" and grew up dancing reggae with them.
"Jamal and Amon were best Friends; wherever Jamal was, you'd find Amon. They were like brothers," said Jamal's father, Michael HEMMINGS.
BECKLES was with HEMMINGS the night of November 9 when HEMMINGS was fatally shot, said Det. Sgt. Mario DITOMMASO. Just over a week later, BECKLES himself became a homicide statistic -- number 69 for the year -- gunned down outside the church where he'd gone to mourn his friend.
"Friends of his were trying to give him cardio-pulmonary resuscitation," said Const. Ewan MacLEOD, who arrived on scene just before 1 p.m. Friday.
Minutes before Pastor Andrew KING began the funeral service, he said he was told "shooters are in the church."
Even though KING knew there could be violence, he decided not to call police on advice from members of a community housing group who gave him the grim news, he told the Star.
"Two people from the community housing group came up and whispered to me that shooters were in the church," KING said yesterday outside a church service held at a nearby high school while forensic identification officers finished their probe of his Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He said he and the housing workers spoke about what to do. "They advised me not to call the police. I was apprehensive."
But KING thought they would all be safe inside the church. "We were terrified of the situation but we put our safety in the Lord Jesus Christ and we were protected.
"At the end of the service I realized there were guns in the church, more than I'd like to know. At lot of people were in there packing (guns)."
Suddenly the church filled with "popping noises," the sound of gunfire, the pastor recalled. "All of a sudden there was pandemonium. We realized someone had been gunned down outside the church.
"We asked everyone to lie down quietly inside the sanctuary and not to move. We didn't know what was going on outside," he said. "I was looking at a casket in front of me. I realized there's another dead person outside the front of the church."
Det. Colin RAY said KING should have called police. "If he knew ahead of time there were guns in the church -- guns can only lead to disaster -- he should have called police."
BECKLES's grandmother said police "failed my grand_son. They can't correct that failure. He's dead.
"Anybody with any kind of sense at all would know there should have been somebody (from the police) there. In my opinion they did not serve and protect my grand_son."
Police Chief Bill Blair said BECKLES had spoken to homicide officers about HEMMINGS's slaying, but said police had no reason to believe the man was at any risk. "There was no indication that he was attending that funeral service or that he was at any risk, otherwise steps would have been taken."
Blair's spokesman Mark Pugash could not say if police will attend BECKLES's funeral. "Assessments are made in each case on what is necessary. Clearly one of our greatest concerns... is protecting public safety."
BECKLES's family said yesterday they believe he died simply because he knew what happened the night HEMMINGS was shot.
"They've got who they wanted," BECKLES's grandmother said, adding she does not know if her grand_son knew the shooter's identity. But she did offer one guarantee: "There was absolutely no gang activity. None."
Police confirmed yesterday that BECKLES was a "potential material witness" to HEMMINGS's killing. But DITOMMASO said he was more than a witness: police had also been looking into BECKLES's own activities. He was known to police and was "the subject of an ongoing investigation," DITOMMASO said, adding the teen was interviewed once after HEMMINGS's death.
"His information was not very accurate," DITOMASSO said.
"If he had been more forthcoming to police, it's entirely possible the people responsible for the original homicide (of HEMMINGS) would have been arrested," said Pugash.
Although the shooting occurred in the heart of Crips gang territory DITOMMASO said the death was not gang related.
DITOMMASO said police have narrowed witnesses' descriptions to a single suspect. He was described as wearing a three-quarter-length blue, hooded coat, a dark baseball cap and dark pants.

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DITOMMASO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-20 published
'He died as a man. He died as a friend'
The Victim, Father, role model, passionate reggae dancer, Amon BECKLES was a centrepiece in his family
By Jessica LEEDER and Dale Anne FREED Staff Reporters
Amon BECKLES was a star reggae dancer with dreams of going professional, a daddy to an 18-month-old daughter, and a Central Tech student on the brink of adult life.
To his four younger siblings, who grew up in awe of everything from his PlayStation and basketball prowess to his addiction to mayonnaise "sangwiches", he was a family centrepiece.
"He was a role model in my life," one brother said.
The likeable 18-year-old's dreams were cut short Friday when he was shot in the neck just outside the Toronto West Seventh-day Adventist Church on Albion Rd. where he had come to mourn his best friend, Jamal HEMMINGS, 17, his reggae partner and a homicide victim.
Nadia BECKLES, Amon's mother, was in the church when she heard gunshots. "I didn't know it was my son," she said. "I just heard somebody say his name."
A day later, she's planning for his funeral.
"I want them to know his death will not go in vain. He died as a man. He died as a friend."
BECKLES's family, gathered to mourn their own in the cramped living room of his grandmother's west Toronto house last night, spoke out on the condition none of their names be used. But not because they're scared. "We are handling it in our own way," said an aunt. "I don't know what to think right now. I'm in shock."
Even in his absence, BECKLES brought laughter to his family, many of whom grew up dancing at his side in a group run by two aunts called No Mercy.
"We'd dance in the gym, outside, in the back streets, everywhere," said one of BECKLES's cousins. "We loved to dance. We'd do it instead of doing nothing. We're still close as a family. Since the death happened, we're just..." she trailed off.
The teen was with her cousin at HEMMINGS's funeral. She said HEMMINGS was "pretty much a part of our family" and grew up dancing reggae with them.
"Jamal and Amon were best Friends; wherever Jamal was, you'd find Amon. They were like brothers," said Jamal's father, Michael HEMMINGS.
BECKLES was with HEMMINGS the night of November 9 when HEMMINGS was fatally shot, said Det. Sgt. Mario DITOMMASO. Just over a week later, BECKLES himself became a homicide statistic -- number 69 for the year -- gunned down outside the church where he'd gone to mourn his friend.
"Friends of his were trying to give him cardio-pulmonary resuscitation," said Const. Ewan MacLEOD, who arrived on scene just before 1 p.m. Friday.
Minutes before Pastor Andrew KING began the funeral service, he said he was told "shooters are in the church."
Even though KING knew there could be violence, he decided not to call police on advice from members of a community housing group who gave him the grim news, he told the Star.
"Two people from the community housing group came up and whispered to me that shooters were in the church," KING said yesterday outside a church service held at a nearby high school while forensic identification officers finished their probe of his Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He said he and the housing workers spoke about what to do. "They advised me not to call the police. I was apprehensive."
But KING thought they would all be safe inside the church. "We were terrified of the situation but we put our safety in the Lord Jesus Christ and we were protected.
"At the end of the service I realized there were guns in the church, more than I'd like to know. At lot of people were in there packing (guns)."
Suddenly the church filled with "popping noises," the sound of gunfire, the pastor recalled. "All of a sudden there was pandemonium. We realized someone had been gunned down outside the church.
"We asked everyone to lie down quietly inside the sanctuary and not to move. We didn't know what was going on outside," he said. "I was looking at a casket in front of me. I realized there's another dead person outside the front of the church."
Det. Colin RAY said KING should have called police. "If he knew ahead of time there were guns in the church -- guns can only lead to disaster -- he should have called police."
BECKLES's grandmother said police "failed my grand_son. They can't correct that failure. He's dead.
"Anybody with any kind of sense at all would know there should have been somebody (from the police) there. In my opinion they did not serve and protect my grand_son."
Police Chief Bill Blair said BECKLES had spoken to homicide officers about HEMMINGS's slaying, but said police had no reason to believe the man was at any risk. "There was no indication that he was attending that funeral service or that he was at any risk, otherwise steps would have been taken."
Blair's spokesman Mark Pugash could not say if police will attend BECKLES's funeral. "Assessments are made in each case on what is necessary. Clearly one of our greatest concerns... is protecting public safety."
BECKLES's family said yesterday they believe he died simply because he knew what happened the night HEMMINGS was shot.
"They've got who they wanted," BECKLES's grandmother said, adding she does not know if her grand_son knew the shooter's identity. But she did offer one guarantee: "There was absolutely no gang activity. None."
Police confirmed yesterday that BECKLES was a "potential material witness" to HEMMINGS's killing. But DITOMMASO said he was more than a witness: police had also been looking into BECKLES's own activities. He was known to police and was "the subject of an ongoing investigation," DITOMMASO said, adding the teen was interviewed once after HEMMINGS's death.
"His information was not very accurate," DITOMASSO said.
"If he had been more forthcoming to police, it's entirely possible the people responsible for the original homicide (of HEMMINGS) would have been arrested," said Pugash.
Although the shooting occurred in the heart of Crips gang territory DITOMMASO said the death was not gang related.
DITOMMASO said police have narrowed witnesses' descriptions to a single suspect. He was described as wearing a three-quarter-length blue, hooded coat, a dark baseball cap and dark pants.

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DITTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-06 published
DEWLING, Doris I. (née MacCORMACK)
At Chester Village in Toronto on Monday, December 5, 2005. Loving wife of Eric G. DEWLING (deceased,) mother of Eric (Skip,) Alan and Kathryn. Predeceased by her son, Peter. Grandmother of Shana DITTA, Diana STEFANAC and Jennifer DEWLING. Great-grandmother to Angelina DITTA and Peter and Robert STEFANAC. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Suite 202, 1200 Bay Street, Toronto, M5R 2A5.

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DITTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-13 published
CRISOLOGO, Vincenza " Jenny" (née AGUECI)
Peacefully, at The Willows Estate Nursing Home on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in her 96th year. Jenny, beloved wife of the late Peter for 48 years. Loving Mom of Nina and Philip RAPONI, and Tina and Bill ALLEN. Loving Nana of Carmine and Mari RAPONI, Peter and Janet RAPONI, Paula and Paul FORTIER, Laurie-Ann and Chris MARTIN, Billy and Corinne ALLEN, and Michael and Caty ALLEN. Great-grand-nana of Gilles and Jacques FORTIER, Tyler and Dalton RAPONI, and Robby and Rachel ALLEN. Jenny will be sadly missed by her sister Louise DITTA and brother Sam (Margaret) AGUECI. Predeceased by brothers Tony, Joe, Frank, Dom, Louie and sister Angeline CATANIA. Jenny was the true definition of Homemaker with her endless cooking, cleaning and entertaining. The generosity she showed her children, siblings and Friends was endless! She Was The True Meaning Of Love. The family wishes to express their thanks to a special group of people - Dr. Mike DAWSON and all the staff at The Willows for their compassion and love given to Mom (Nana) during her stay. We love you Mom. We love you Nana. We love you Jenny. We will miss you forever. Family and Friends may visit at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden Ave.) 416-773-0933 from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 3200 Pharmacy Ave. (north of Finch Ave.). Entombment Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DITTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-15 published
WHYTON, Eleanor
(Long time member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Unit 262) At the Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston on Monday, March 14th, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Wallace WHYTON. Loving mother of Doreen and George, Margaret, Arthur and Barbara, and Sandra. Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Sister of Doreen DITTA. Sister-in-law of Tina ERRINGTON. Mrs. WHYTON is resting at the Funeral Home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (one block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, March 17th, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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DITTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-06 published
DEWLING, Doris I. (née MacCORMACK)
At Chester Village in Toronto on Monday, December 5, 2005. Loving wife of Eric G. DEWLING (deceased,) mother of Eric (Skip,) Alan and Kathryn. Predeceased by her son Peter. Grandmother of Shana DITTA, Diana STEFANAC and Jennifer DEWLING. Great-grandmother to Angelina DITTA and Peter and Robert STEFANAC. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Suite 202, 1200 Bay Street, Toronto, M5R 2A5. Arrangements entrusted to the Heritage Funeral Centre, 416-423-1000.

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DITTMAR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-08-03 published
PROUT, Gertrude H.
Entered into rest at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, July 23, 2005. Gertrude PROUT of Owen Sound in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Charles R. PROUT (1958) and mother of the late Valerie Prout DITTMAR (2001.) Also predeceased by a grand_son John Stephen PROUT (1968.) Cherished mother of Ronald S. PROUT and loving mother-in-law of Mary PROUT of Owen Sound. Mother-in-law of Joseph DITTMAR of Ottawa. Grandmother of Jennifer DITTMAR and her husband Jim McLACHLAN and great grandmother of Christine DITTMAR- McLACHLAN of Orleans (Ottawa.) Grandmother of Marjorie DITTMAR and her husband Lucas DEMYSH of Milton. Also survived by niece Ruth BLACK and family of Kingston and nephews Jack MUNNS and family of California, David MUNNS and family of Arizona and Chuck MUNNS and family of Florida. Gertrude was a successful businesswoman, operating with her husband, Prout Motors at the northeast corner of the 9th Street East Bridge from 1938 until 1953 when Charlie PROUT's ill health necessitated a family move to Florida. After Charlie's death, Gertrude returned to Owen Sound to resume her teaching career. She taught at the one-room school in Jackson and then moved to the newly built Derby Central School in Kilsyth until retirement in 1969. Gertrude was a great reader, an avid bridge player and a keen political observer. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710 for visiting on Saturday, August 6th, 2005 from 1 p.m. until service time, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 2 o'clock with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Cremation with burial beside her husband and grand_son in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Gertrude will be forever loved and deeply missed by all who knew her. Rest In Peace.
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DITTMER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-16 published
ECKHARDT, Doris Irene (née ROBBINS)
Doris was welcomed to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 13th, 2005, in Kitchener, Ontario. She was born in Glenelg Township, Grey County on October 19th, 1923. Dear mother of Douglas (Judy), Kenneth (Lois,) both of Elora, Peter (Pat,) Carol (Colin) KIDDLE, both of Kitchener, and Robert (Jocelyne) of Welland. Grandmother of Laura (Jeff) HUFFMAN, Heather ECKHARDT, Rob ECKHARDT, Kendra (Jeff) BALTUS, Connie (Paul) FLORICA, Kevin (Tracy) ECKHARDT, Dwayne (Justine) ECKHARDT, Paul ECKHARDT, Jackie (Rob) DITTMER, Tony KIDDLE, Krista ECKHARDT and Matthew ECKHARDT. Loving great-grandmother of twelve. Doris is survived by her brother Mitch (Eve) ROBBINS, of Hanover and her sister, Lucy QUARRIER of Markdale. Predeceased by her husband, John Andress ECKHARDT, her parents, Sarah Ann (BRYANS) and Peter ROBBINS, her brothers, Mel, Norm, Ross, Peter, and Don, her sisters, Evelyn and Vera, and her granddaughter Leslie Anne ECKHARDT. Doris lived most of her life in the Durham area and worked at St. Raphael's Nursing Home and the Durham Memorial Hospital for many years. Doris' family will receive relatives and Friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (749-8467), Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. and Thursday, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. The Funeral service for Doris will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday November 17th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Private family interment in Maplewood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener or Mission Services of London would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1825 for Doris' memorial.

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DITTRICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-09 published
DITTRICH, Elizabeth (BENDER)
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre - South Street Campus on Monday, March 7th, 2005 Elizabeth (BENDER) DITTRICH of London. Beloved wife of Alois DITTRICH. Dear mother of Peter DITTRICH of Vancouver, British Columbia, Charles DITTRICH and his wife Adele of Burlington and Grace DITTRICH and her partner Bernard HACHMAN of Mississauga. Dear sister of Reinhardt BENDER and his partner Fritzie of Germany. Dear cousin of Elizabeth BENDER, Hans BENDER and his wife Gabi and Erika BENDER all of Freiburg, Germany. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, March 11th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. with Reverend Karl RIEHL officiating. Interment of cremated remains in St. Peter's Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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DITTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-28 published
PROULX- SIMON, Catherine
Passed away at home with her family by her side on Thursday, January 27, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at age 42. Catherine is survived by her loving husband, Stephen SIMON and beautiful children Laurel and Michael. Much loved daughter of William and Denise PROULX of Windsor, Ontario. Will be sadly missed by siblings Bill and Danielle PROULX of Calgary, Donna and Ken DITTY, Bob and Maureen PROULX. Cherished granddaughter of Loretta QUINLAN, all of Windsor, Ontario. Fondly loved by nephews Britt PROULX, Ian and Mathew DITTY, Colin and Stephen PROULX and Colton BAXTER. Dear daughter-in-law of Madeline and Rudy SIMON of Waterloo, Ontario. Sister-in-law of Jim and Diane SIMON (Chatham), Cathy and Mike BURK/BURKE (Port Elgin). Loving aunt of Ryan and Jason SIMON, Ashleigh, Hayden and Elliott BURK/BURKE. Predeceased by grandparents Roger and Alice PROULX and Everett QUINLAN. Catherine is a graduate of Windsor's F.J. Brennan H.S. and St. Clair College and most recently employed by City television from 1988 until her illness forced her to stop working in 1998. Always one to share a joke or laugh, Catherine was a vibrant personality and a very good friend to so many people everywhere she went. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will be remembered by the many family, Friends and business associates she touched during her much too short time with us. She had a passion for life and always lived it to the fullest. Catherine's ability to make everyone feel welcome, cared about and important will be missed by all. Visitation in Mississauga will be held at Neweduk Funeral Home, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga, Ontario (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Sunday, January 30th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W. (entrance off Mississauga Rd., north of Dundas St.) on Monday at 11 a.m. Visitation in Windsor will be at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Tuesday, February 1st from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Service from the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home on Wednesday at 9: 45 a.m. then to St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church (891 St. Rose Ave.) for Funeral Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Burial at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor. If desired, donations may be made in support of the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre, c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 or online at www.neweduk.com Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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