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GIVEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-19 published
ASHCROFT, Dona Isobel
"Has gone to be with the Lord" Peacefully at the St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto on Saturday April 16, 2005. Dona ASHCROFT of Wiarton and Toronto in her 90th year. Loving daughter of the Late Lily Ann (MacKENZIE) and Morris Simpson ASHCROFT. Predeceased by two sisters Isobel ANDERSON, Jean McCUTCHEON and one brother Douglas ASHCROFT. Survived by sisters-in-law Juanita ASHCROFT of Lion's head and Marie McCUTCHEON of Owen Sound. Beloved Mentor and special aunt of Lorne (Florence) GIVEN; Margaret and the Late Wayne LANCASTER; Mora (Joseph) LEUNG; Dennis (Bonnie) McCUTCHEON Meredith McCUTCHEON and Keith Taylor; Darlene ASHCROFT; Morrie ASHCROFT; Debbie (Nelson) HELLYER; Dona ASHCROFT, Marydale ASHCROFT and Brenda ASHCROFT. Also survived by many great and great great nieces and nephews. At Dona's request cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Dona's life will be conducted at the St. Paul's Presbyterian Church 553 Gould Street, Wiarton on Saturday April 23rd at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend David LEGGATT officiating and at Deer Park United Church 129 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Saturday April 30th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Marie GOODYEAR officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Ashcroft Family plot in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery, Wiarton. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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GIVEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-22 published
ASHCROFT, Dona Isobel
"Has gone to be with the Lord" Peacefully at the Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto with her family by her side on Saturday April 16, 2005. Dona ASHCROFT of Wiarton and Toronto in her 90th year. Loving daughter of the Late Lily Ann (MacKENZIE) and Morris Simpson ASHCROFT. Predeceased by two sisters Isobel ANDERSON, Jean McCUTCHEON and one brother Douglas ASHCROFT. Survived by sisters-in-law Juanita ASHCROFT of Lion's head and Marie McCUTCHEON of Owen Sound. Beloved Mentor and special aunt of Lorne (Florence) GIVEN Margaret and the Late Wayne LANCASTER; Mora (Joseph) LEUNG; Dennis (Bonnie) McCUTCHEON; Meredith McCUTCHEON and Keith TAILOR/TAYLOR; Darlene ASHCROFT; Morrie ASHCROFT; Debbie (Nelson) HELLYER; Dona ASHCROFT, Marydale ASHCROFT and Brenda ASHCROFT. Also survived by many great and great great nieces and nephews. At Dona's request cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Dona's life will be conducted at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church 553 Gould Street, Wiarton on Saturday April 23rd at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the time of service and at Deer Park United Church 129 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Saturday April 30th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Marie GOODYEAR officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Ashcroft Family plot in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery, Wiarton. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome
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GIVEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-14 published
MOORE, Madeline Martha (ROBINSON)
Suddenly at the Wiarton Hospital on Saturday, November 12th, 2005. Madeline (ROBINSON) MOORE of Wiarton and formerly of Pike Bay in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Grenville MOORE. Dear mother of Kevin and his wife Jennifer of Lion's Head; Elgin of Owen Sound and Paul of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Special grandma of Jason, Jessica, Jake, Kiersten, Brittany and Adina. Sister of Eldon (Donna) ROBINSON of Windsor, Isobel (Bob) RUTTER of Saint Thomas, Kathy (Bud) GIVEN of Pike Bay, Marion (Ray) MASSECAR of Saint Thomas, Leah (Elbern) TUCKER of Mount Forest, Ron of Pike Bay and Brenda (Peter) HEYBLOM of Pike Bay. Predeceased by one son Douglas and one brother John. The family will receive Friends at the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lion's head on Monday, November 14th from 12: 00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Audrey BROWN officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's Head. Donations to the Canadian Hearing Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com.

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GIVEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-25 published
BANKS, Ernest D.
Peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, Ernest D. BANKS of London in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Shirley BANKS (WHEATLEY.) Dear father of Gail (Wayne) JEFFREY, Rick (Lindsey) BANKS both of London and Nicholas BANKS of Toronto. Stepfather of Robert (Brenda) GIVEN, Kettle Point; Julie (Jim) JULIEN, British Columbia; Brenda BECKER, London; Valerie (John) VISHSCHRAPPER, British Columbia and Bill (Kim) GIVEN, Alberta. Survived by many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Albert (Barb) BANKS Phyllis CHASE both of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Bill (Terri) BANKS, London. Predeceased by his brother Douglas BANKS. Ernest was a member of Korean Veteran, Unit 4 and the Aylmer Legion Branch 81. He will be greatly missed by all his family and many Friends. The funeral service will be conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 1 p.m. (Visitation one hour prior). Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home 652-2020.

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GIVEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-22 published
ASHCROFT, Dona Isobel
"Has gone to be with the Lord". Peacefully at the St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, with her family by her side on Saturday, April 16, 2005. Dona ASHCROFT of Wiarton and Toronto in her 90th year. Loving daughter of the late Lily Ann (MacKENZIE) and Morris Simpson ASHCROFT. Predeceased by one brother Douglas ASHCROFT, two sisters Isobel ANDERSON and Jean McCUTCHEON. Survived by sisters-in-law Juanita ASHCROFT of Lion's head and Marie McCUTCHEON of Owen Sound. Beloved Mentor and special aunt of Lorne (Florence) GIVEN Margaret and the late Wayne LANCASTER; Mora (Joseph) LEUNG; Dennis (Bonnie) McCUTCHEON; Meredith McCUTCHEON and Keith TAILOR/TAYLOR; Darlene ASHCROFT; Morrie ASHCROFT; Debbie (Nelson) HELLYER; Dona ASHCROFT, Marydale ASHCROFT and Brenda ASHCROFT. Also survived by many great and great great nieces and nephews. At Dona's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Dona's life will be conducted at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 553 Gould Street, Wiarton, on Saturday, April 23rd at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend David LEGGATT officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the time of service at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, on Saturday, April 30th at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Marie GOODYEAR officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Ashcroft Family plot in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery, Wiarton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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GIVEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-23 published
ASHCROFT, Dona Isobel
"Has gone to be with the Lord". Peacefully at the St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, with her family by her side on Saturday, April 16, 2005. Dona ASHCROFT of Wiarton and Toronto in her 90th year. Loving daughter of the late Lily Ann (MacKENZIE) and Morris Simpson ASHCROFT. Predeceased by one brother Douglas ASHCROFT, two sisters Isobel ANDERSON and Jean McCUTCHEON. Survived by sisters-in-law Juanita ASHCROFT of Lion's head and Marie McCUTCHEON of Owen Sound. Beloved Mentor and special aunt of Lorne (Florence) GIVEN Margaret and the late Wayne LANCASTER; Mora (Joseph) LEUNG; Dennis (Bonnie) McCUTCHEON; Meredith McCUTCHEON and Keith TAILOR/TAYLOR; Darlene ASHCROFT; Morrie ASHCROFT; Debbie (Nelson) HELLYER; Dona ASHCROFT, Marydale ASHCROFT and Brenda ASHCROFT. Also survived by many great and great great nieces and nephews. At Dona's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Dona's life will be conducted at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 553 Gould Street, Wiarton, on Saturday, April 23rd at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend David LEGGATT officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the time of service at Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, on Saturday, April 30th at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Marie GOODYEAR officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Ashcroft Family plot in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery, Wiarton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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GIVEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
STODDART, Winnifred Lillian
Retired from Toronto Board of Education. Died peacefully at the Village of Taunton Mills Nursing Home in Whitby, Wednesday November 9, 2005. Loved wife of the late Burton T. STODDART. Dear mother of Shirley WALFORD, Jo-Ann (and her husband Tom GIVEN) and the late Nancy STODDART. Best grandmother of Wendy BOHN, Kelly and Scott GIVEN. Special great-grandmother of Krissy, Nikki and David BOHN. Dear sister of Pearl (and her husband George MATHERS,) Ivy SPEIRAN and Dorothy SCHELL. Family and Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (South of Eglinton) on Friday, November 11, 2005, from 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GIVENS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-30 published
DEKKERS, John
Peacefully at his home in Owen Sound, John went to be with Jesus, his Lord and Saviour on Friday, April 29th, 2005. John DEKKERS of Owen Sound in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Audrey (nee GIVENS.) Dear father of Scott and his wife Mary of Hamilton, Anne and her partner John EYSELEIN of Owen Sound, Wayne and his partner April of Barrie and the late Michael. Lovingly remembered by two grandchildren, Cassandra and Tyler. Predeceased by his parents and one sister. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. A private family service will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd with Reverend George HOLTHOF of the First Christian Reformed Church officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation M.R.I. Campaign or the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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GIVENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-03 published
McGIVERN, Barbara Jane (née GIBBS)
It is with regret that the family announces the peaceful passing of Barbara Jane at the North York General Hospital on December 22, 2004. Wife of the late Alex McGIVERN, Controller North York (1963-1976). Loving mother of Bruce (Barbara), Barbara and Jim of Vancouver. Grandmother of Todd, Leanne and Tricia. Dear aunt of Peter and Susan JACKSON. The family gives special thanks to David PIXLEY, Gladys AZUCENA and the doctors and nurses of the Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Units of the North York General Hospital for their care and understanding. Jane was the first women President of Toronto Liberals, President of Toronto Women's Liberal Association, and an active member of the Tuesday Luncheon Club and active in numerous Liberal campaigns. Jane was the Campaign Manager for James E. WALKER, Federal Whip, Phil GIVENS Mayor of Toronto and worked on many campaigns. She had a long career supporting the Liberals and was a delegate at many of the leadership conventions including Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Jane ran her own successful real estate business until last year when she retired at the age of 83. She was also an active member of the Toronto Real Estate Board and President of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Toronto Chapter. Acelebration of her life will be held on Wednesday January 5, 2005 from 5 - 8 p.m. at 44 Charles St. West 31st Floor Toronto. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Lung Association or the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIVENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
ALTER, Stanley
On Saturday, February 12, 2005 at Princess Margaret Hospital. Stan ALTER, beloved husband of Simone for 51 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Jeremy and Mindy, Matthew and Joanne, and Miranda and Michael GIVENS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ella and Peter WULFF of New Jersey. Devoted grandfather of Rebecca, Daniel, Ethan, and Noah. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, February 14th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Temple Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 21 Tahoe Court. If desired memorial donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research (416) 946-6560.

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GIVENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-15 published
William ARCHER, Lawyer And Politician: 1919-2005
Toronto alderman was 'subtle, intricate -- one might even say devious -- but clever.' He failed to become mayor yet won respect as a dogged public servant who always did his homework
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, April 15, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- While the rest of the country has to reach for a thesaurus to find the words for how much it hates Toronto, William ARCHER was a rare breed: a man deliriously in love with the city.
Toronto was his town, every nook and cranny of it. An unabashed policy wonk, his encyclopedic knowledge of arcane bylaws, municipal regulations and rules of procedure came in handy in his years as a Toronto alderman, controller and mayoral candidate -- especially when he peppered his fellow councillors with pointed questions.
He saw himself as "one who has kept an eye on things, one who has raised questions," as he related to this newspaper in 1974. "The fact that I might raise questions has had an effect on people."
At times, it was "hard to see what effect that has, apart from irritation," wrote one city hall reporter of the day. "Much time is taken up with items he has raised."
The word "gadfly" came up now and then in relation to Mr. ARCHER, but it's one former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE dismisses.
"He was much too serious to be a gadfly," recalled Mr. CROMBIE, now president and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Urban Institute. "He provided very solid advice. We used to call him 'the grey eminence.' He was very serious about his politics."
And maybe even a little mischievous. At a 1974 council meeting, with Mr. CROMBIE absent, Mr. ARCHER called for a number of roll-call votes for reasons no one could quite understand. Then, the tactic became clear: He was racking up Mr. CROMBIE's absentee record, which, at the time, stood at about 17 per cent.
"Subtle, intricate -- one might even say devious -- but clever," pronounced The Globe and Mail.
A Toronto alderman from 1958 to 1974, with the exception of three years from 1966 to 1969, Mr. ARCHER was remembered by colleagues as dogged, almost obsessive about digesting the mass of the dry arcana city politicians confront every day.
"He was one of the few who did an enormous amount of homework," recalled Mr. CROMBIE, who was elected alderman in 1969 and was Toronto's mayor from 1972 to 1978. "There were a lot of people who would show up to meetings having read the executive summary or sort of skimmed [reports]. But Bill was very thorough -- a detail man -- one of the few who actually read the by-laws."
Mr. ARCHER's wife of 47 years, Gwen, is more blunt: "He had a mind like a rat trap. He could listen to two radios, the television and read the paper at the same time. He was so honest, it was sickening. And he'd talk to a fence post if it would talk back."
Even so, one colleague, alderman Karl JAFFARY, described Mr. ARCHER as "good at government but not at politics." Mr. CROMBIE once introduced Mr. ARCHER as "perhaps not the best politician, but by far one of the best and most devoted public servants this city has ever seen."
Born in Hamilton into a family of Anglican priests, Mr. ARCHER worked in Toronto as an office boy while still a teenager, and later as a junior with the Imperial Bank of Canada. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, and served in the Atlantic and Pacific. He left the service with the rank of lieutenant-commander and never lost his love of the water, sailing seven-metre Star sailboats for years and enjoying a life membership in the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.
He attended McGill University in Montreal and Osgoode Hall law school in Toronto, excelling at both in debating, and established a Bay Street law practice before the political bug bit.
In 1958, he was elected to Toronto city council and to Metropolitan Toronto council, and served as Toronto's controller from 1963 to 1966, the year he made a run for mayor. After a 12-week campaign, he polled a respectable 41,000 votes, but lost to fellow controller William DENNISON, who proved a careful and quiet mayor. Some blamed Mr. ARCHER for causing the defeat of the more flamboyant incumbent mayor, Phil GIVENS, and as Mr. ARCHER told his supporters on election night, "We shook the city up quite a bit."
As former Toronto mayor, recent Senate appointee Art EGGLETON, remembers the '66 campaign, where Mr. ARCHER's slogan was " ARCHER listens, learns... leads."
"He followed it, though he didn't always go the conventional way," Mr. EGGLETON recalled. "Not everyone agreed with him, but he was man of his convictions."
Mr. ARCHER returned to his law practice after his defeat but surfaced in 1969 with three headline-grabbing feats: In May, he spent a weekend as a derelict in Toronto's Cabbagetown neighbourhood, living on handouts and sleeping in a flop house -- all designed, he said, to gauge the city's services to the destitute. "It was the most lonely and exhausting weekend of my life," he told reporters.
In July, he drove a taxi for a week. "Well, see, I'm doing it to learn more about my community," he explained as he handed out a six-page transcript of his recorded thoughts and impressions. "And let me tell you, it's the loneliest job in the world. I mean it." His tips went to the Brothers of the Good Shepherd, who put him up during his homeless weekend.
In August of that year, he walked the length of Toronto's waterfront to get to know the harbour.
To anyone cynical enough to suggest these were publicity stunts, Mr. ARCHER had an answer: Honni soit qui mal y pense (roughly, evil to him who thinks evil). Whatever it was, it worked, and in the 1969 elections, Mr. ARCHER was back on council. "His politics were old-fashioned progressive conservative, and I mean that as a complement, a type that's almost lost now," says Mr. CROMBIE, whose term on council overlapped with Mr. ARCHER's until 1972. "He was progressive on social issues and pretty strict on economic and financial issues. He was a man of principles -- his own."
In all, Mr. ARCHER represented three midtown and downtown wards, and served on a slew of influential committees and boards, including works, transportation and planning. He fought for better pensions for municipal employees, improvements to welfare and was chiefly responsible for building the city's new fire boat. He also co-ordinated the Yonge Street mall, a popular pedestrian walkway closed to traffic that lasted for a few years in the early 1970s.
He clashed with council on two major issues: a 45-foot height bylaw and the decision not to have separate elections for Metro and the city. He called the latter "the greatest tragedy of this council."
Mr. ARCHER lost to a left-wing candidate in the 1974 election but the next year, he was appointed commissioner of a provincial review of the Niagara region, followed by many years on the Toronto Historical Board. In 1997, he received the Toronto Award of Merit.
His fight against the status quo did not wane. In 1986, a task force on which Mr. ARCHER served suggested more than a dozen changes to the municipal voting process, including holding elections on a Sunday in October, with separate election days for mayor, council and school trustees.
Mr. ARCHER once said that voters make a few mistakes, but not as many as politicians. "I only know I needed to do what I considered the right thing," he said, "whether I stood alone or not."
William Lee ARCHER was born in Hamilton on September 25, 1919, and died in Toronto of heart failure on March 6. He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn (née BAMFORD,) and a daughter, Janet. A service will be held at a later date.

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GIVENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-30 published
REGAN, Francis Vincent, Q.C.
Vincent's family wishes to inform all our extended family and Friends of his peaceful death, in his sleep, on May 26th, 2005. Born December 13, 1922 to Irene DUGGAN and James REGAN, he is survived by his ever-loving wife Barbara Jane CALLAHAN, and his brother, James REGAN (Joan ADAM/ADAMS) of Cleveland. Vincent is also survived by his six children: Rosemary (Joseph CARUSO;) Paul (fiancée Basia LEMPICKI); Michael; Debbie (Dr. John MURNAGHAN) John; and Mary-Anne (Ray MIKKOLA;) and his eleven grandchildren: Stephanie CARUSO; Nora and John Paul REGAN; Carolyn, Brian and Olivia MURNAGHAN; Kyle, Clarke, Beatrice, Hilary and Harrison MIKKOLA; and his one great granddaughter Kaia REGAN. Much love and thanks are owed by the family to Vincent's nurses; Theresa GOLL, Beata KLEINERT, Gles, Anne, Esther, and the other caring Nursing Staff at The Claremont Retirement Residence. The wonderful care he received there supported Vincent and his family during the final stages of his luminous life. In his young life, Vincent was a gold medalist at DeLasalle Oaklands College, the University of Toronto (Commerce and Finance) and Osgoode Hall Law School. He later practiced business law for over 50 years in Toronto and served as an officer and director of numerous public and private companies. As well, he ran a successful communications business in London as co-owner and Chairman of London Broadcasting Limited. Vincent also contributed within the not-for-profit sector. His contributions included his role as President of the Toronto & District Liberal Association; the York-South and then St. Paul's Riding Association; campaign manager for Mayor Philip GIVENS member of the first Parish Council of Holy Rosary Church; Chair of Scarborough General Hospital; Board of the Canadian Opera Company; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Toronto; and President of the Canadian Association of the Sovereign and Military Order of the Knights of Saint John of Jer USAlem, Rhodes and Malta (with honours issued not only by this Order, but several other affiliated Orders of Knighthood). Visitation will be held at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (just south of Wellesley) 416-924-1408 on Monday, May 30th and Tuesday, May 31, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Masses will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 354 St. Clair Ave. W. (east of Bathurst Street) at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, and at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish in Wooler, Ontario at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2005, followed by his interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Rosary Parish, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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GIVENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-02 published
McGIVERN, Barbara Jane (née GIBBS)
It is with regret that the family announces the peaceful passing of Barbara Jane at North York General Hospital, on December 22, 2004. Wife of the late Alex McGIVERN, Controller North York (1963-1976.) Loving mother of Ruth (Barbara), Barbara and Jim of Vancouver. Grandmother of Todd, Leanne and Trisha. Dear aunt to Peter and Susan JACKSON. the family gives special thanks to David PIXLEY and Gladys AZUCENA. A special thanks to all of their support, the doctors and nurses of the Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Units of North York General Hospital for their kind care and understanding. Jane was the first woman President of Toronto Liberals, President of Toronto Women's Liberal Association, an active member of the Tuesday Luncheon Club and active in numerous liberal campaigns. Jane was the Campaign Manager for James E. WALKER, Federal Whip, Phil GIVENS, Mayor of Toronto and worked on many campaigns. She had a long career supporting the liberals and was a delegate at many of the leadership conventions including Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Jane ran her own successful real estate business until last year when she retired at the age of 83. She was also an active member of the Toronto Real Estate Board and President of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Toronto Chapter. Celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. at 44 Charles St. West, 31st floor. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Canadian Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIVENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-30 published
REGAN, Francis Vincent, Q.C.
Vincent's family wishes to inform all our extended family and Friends of his peaceful death, in his sleep, on May 26th, 2005. Born December 13, 1922 to Irene DUGGAN and James REGAN, he is survived by his ever-loving wife Barbara Jane CALLAHAN, and his brother, James REGAN (Joan ADAM/ADAMS) of Cleveland. Vincent is also survived by his six children: Rosemary (Joseph CARUSO;) Paul (fiancée Basia LEMPICKI); Michael; Debbie (Dr. John MURNAGHAN) John; and Mary-Anne (Ray MIKKOLA;) and his eleven grandchildren: Stephanie CARUSO; Nora and John Paul REGAN; Carolyn, Brian and Olivia MURNAGHAN; Kyle, Clarke, Beatrice, Hilary and Harrison MIKKOLA; and his one great-granddaughter Kaia REGAN. Much love and thanks are owed by the family to Vincent's nurses: Theresa GOLL, Beata KLEINERT, Gles, Anne, Esther, and the other caring Nursing Staff at The Claremont Retirement Residence. The wonderful care he received there supported Vincent and his family during the final stages of his luminous life. In his young life, Vincent was a gold medalist at DeLasalle Oaklands College, the University of Toronto (Commerce and Finance) and Osgoode Hall Law School. He later practised business law for over 50 years in Toronto and served as an officer and director of numerous public and private companies. As well, he ran a successful communications business in London as co-owner and Chairman of London Broadcasting Limited. Vincent also contributed within the not-for-profit sector. His contributions included his role as President of the Toronto and District Liberal Association; the York-South and then St. Paul's Riding Association; campaign manager for Mayor Philip GIVENS; member of the first Parish Council of Holy Rosary Church Chair of Scarborough General Hospital; Board of the Canadian Opera Company; member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Toronto; and President of the Canadian Association of the Sovereign and Military Order of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta (with honours issued not only by this Order, but several other affiliated Orders of Knighthood). Visitation will be held at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (just south of Wellesley) 416-924-1408 on Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Masses will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 354 St. Clair Ave. W. (east of Bathurst Street) at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, and at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish in Wooler, Ontario at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2005, followed by his interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Rosary Parish, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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GIVENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-05 published
GEMMELL, Muriel Eleanor (née GIVENS)
Peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Tyndall Nursing Home in her 90th year. Beloved husband of Bob for almost 62 years. Cherished mom of Karen McCLATCHEY and her husband John, and Jo-Anne DECOSTE and her husband Ron. Loving grannie of Rob and Kristin McCLATCHEY, and Dascia DECOSTE. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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GIVINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
ROBERTSON, Sarah " Sadie" (née GIVINS)
At the Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, on December 24, 2004, in her 87th year. Sadie ROBERTSON (née GIVINS) formerly of Brechin and Mary Lake - Huntsville Area), beloved wife of the late Garnet. Dear mother of William of Oshawa, Jim and wife Marlene of Gravenhurst, Ted of Northern Ireland and grandmother of Anthony and David of Port Sydney, Sarah and Johnathan of Huntsville and Brian and Kevin of Northern Ireland. Cremation will be followed by the family receiving Friends at the Doolittle-Carson Funeral Home, 54 Coldwater Street, Orillia, on Saturday, January 8, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted in Algonquin Park by the Doolittle-Carson Funeral Home.

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