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HEMENWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-02 published
HEMENWAY, Kitty May (formerly BLENKIN, née GODDARD)
A former resident of Bracebridge Villa passed away at The Pines in Bracebridge on Thursday, March 31, 2005. Born in Blackwater, Hants, England, July 29th, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Edith Mary (OBORNE- PIGGOTT) and Sidney James GODDARD. Kitty immigrated with her family to Cobalt, Ontario, in May 1907, later moving to the Toronto Area. Kitty was predeceased by husbands James Foston BLENKIN and Harold Cameron HEMENWAY, daughter Frances MADIGAN (Basil,) and sisters Dorothy WAKEFIELD, Ruby WILKES and Nancy WESTON, all of Toronto. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children, Marie BROUGHTON (George) of Bracebridge, Ontario, Steve HEMENWAY (Carole) of Kingston, Nova Scotia and Kerry MATERI of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. By request there will be no visitation or funeral, a family memorial service to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of choice, or South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, Bracebridge. Expressions of condolence may be passed to Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel", 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 2B6 or on-line at condolences@reynoldsfuneral.com.

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HEMI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-18 published
GORD, Nancy
On Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Nancy GORD beloved wife of Marvin, loving mother and mother-in-law of Sharon ARBUS, Lisa and Izy HEMI, Jemmie and Neil SILVER and the late David Jay GORD. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dorothy and Frank SANELI, Betty and Ken McKREAVIE, Joan McMULIN. Devoted grandmother of Debbie ARBUS, Paul ARBUS, Adam and Colleen ARBUS, and Rachel, Jason and Michael HEMI, and Aaron, Joel and Daniel SILVER and great-grandmother of Ben. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday August 18 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Nancy Gold Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2C3 416-780-0324.

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HEMI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-18 published
GORD, Nancy
On Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Nancy GORD beloved wife of Marvin, loving mother and mother-in-law of Sharon ARBUS, Lisa and Izy HEMI, Jemmie and Neil SILVER and the late David Jay GORD. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dorothy and Frank SANELI, Betty and Ken McKREAVIE, Joan McMULIN. Devoted grandmother of Debbie ARBUS, Paul ARBUS, Adam and Colleen ARBUS, and Rachel, Jason and Michael HEMI, and Aaron, Joel and Daniel SILVER and great-grandmother of Ben. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, August 18 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Nancy Gold Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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HEMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-22 published
WOLSCHT, Mary Lou (née HEMING)
Passed away peacefully at home, on Thursday, January 20, 2005, in her 66th year, with her family by her side. MaryLou was devoted to her husband Paul of 44 years, and her children Monica (Brad McCARTNEY), Paul (Maria), Michael (Dawn), Eric and Robert (Shawnalee). Proud and loving Oma to sixteen grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law Hans (Christl), Otto (Brigitte), Bernhard (Janet), and all of the nieces and nephews who have many fond memories of summers at the farm. Also, sadly missed by many Friends and relatives in Germany and Florida. Special thanks to Paula FORTIER for her tender loving care of our Mom. Family and Friends will be received at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mount Albert for visitation on Sunday, January 23, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Albert Cemetery. To send expressions of sympathy, please email mwolscht@juno.com God Bless You Mom

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HEMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
HEMING, John " Johannes" Bernhard
Passed away suddenly at his summer retreat and went into the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on May 22nd, 2005, with his dear wife of 47 years at his side. John was a devoted husband to Christl, and loving father to his children Luise (Ted WOOD,) Tom (Trish), Carol (Rob McTAGGART), John (Patti), and Christine (Sherwin NICHOLSON.) Proud and loving Opa to his grandchildren Samantha, Lenny, Philip, Evan, Kaitlyn, Stephen, Laura, Allie, Luise, Marie, Matthew, Robbie, Grace, Thomas, Patrick, Emily, Brandon, and Melanie. He will also be sadly missed by his brothers Otto (Brigitte) and Bernhard (Janet) and brother-in-law Paul WOLSCHT. John is recently predeceased by his beloved sister Marlies. Also sadly missed by many Friends and relatives. Long time employee of the Toronto Transit Commission and GO Transit. Funeral service to be held at The Bridge - Markham Community Church, 5440 Sixteenth Avenue, Markham, at 11 a.m. on May 25th. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Reception at the Church immediately following the service. Private interment to follow reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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HEMMERLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-19 published
HENNINGER, Manfred
Peacefully at home age 65, February 17th, 2005. Beloved husband of Diana FULLER, completely engaged and proud father of their three children Conrad, Astrid, and Annegret. Manfred was born in wartime, at Vaihengen-Enz, West Germany, to Otto and Marta, brother of Ursula, husband of Max DIRANKO; Gisela, husband Heinz HEMMERLE, and Richard, wife Daisy. He came to Canada forty years ago and soon established a highly successful business in Sudbury, Henninger's Diesel, which involved him with the mining community world-wide, developing new markets in Central and South America.

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HEMMERLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
HENNINGER, Manfred
Peacefully at home, age 65, February 17, 2005. Beloved husband of Diana FULLER, completely engaged and proud father of their three children Conrad, Astrid, and Annegret. Manfred was born in wartime, at Vaihengen-Enz, West Germany, to Otto and Marta brother of Ursula, husband Max DIRANKO; Gisela, husband Heinz HEMMERLE; and Richard, wife Daisy. He came to Canada forty years ago and soon established a highly successful business in Sudbury, Henninger's Diesel, which involved him with the mining community world-wide, developing new markets in Central and South America. With Diana, he was passionately involved with his family and community. He heli-skied with his son in Sweden, and laser sailed on his beloved Lake Ramsey with his daughters. Together with his family, he was central to every Sudbury Loppet. He waxed skis, sponsored events and was the biggest fan and fiercest competitor. His sense of adventure had him ice-boating and competing across the world's seas at Masters' Laser Championships. This was balanced by his intellectual curiosity. He was a voracious reader who relentlessly informed himself about the world and ideas. Manfred became a proud Canadian who ensured that his family developed their own European roots. He lived his belief: To whom much is given, much is expected. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Monday, February 21st, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the A.L.S. would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Sunday and after 11: 30 a.m. Monday).

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HEMMING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-09 published
SIMONS, Joan (née HEMMING)
At Twin Lakes Terrace on Sunday, August 7, 2005 Joan SIMONS, age 66 of Grand Cove, Grand Bend. Joan was active in the London-Middlesex Learning Disabilities Association and was a past executive director of the association. Beloved wife of 47 years to Ralph SIMONS of Grand Bend. Loved mother of Paul SIMONS of London, and Robert SIMONS and Nancy of Lucan. Loving daughter of Margaret and the late Thomas HEMMING. Dear grandmother of Jenna and Jamie. Dear sister of Ann ROSSETTI of Sarnia. Also survived by in-laws Hazel and Wally SIMONS of England. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 4: 00 p.m. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon from 2: 00 p.m. until service time at 4: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy through donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Learning Disabilities Association would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences maybe sent online to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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HEMMING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-23 published
HEMMING
After a lengthy illness at Victoria Hospital, London, on Thursday, September 22nd 2005. Ray HEMMING of London passed away at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Joy. Loved father of Paul and Carolyn of Mississauga. Visitation from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where a Masonic Service under the Auspices of Temple Lodge No. 597 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by the complete funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will take place with a private family interment of ashes at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray, are asked to consider The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Shrine Hospitals for Children. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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HEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
HOBE, Marie (July 17, 1910-March 7, 2005)
It is with profound grief and sadness that the family announces the passing of Marie HOBE on Monday, March 7, 2005 at the Toronto Western Hospital. She will be sadly missed and eternally in our hearts. She is survived by her husband Edward of Toronto, Ontario, her much devoted son Elmer Rob KOPPEL of Toronto, Ontario, who was always very proud to have his much loved mother accompany him to the ballet, Toronto Symphony and other theatrical events, her daughters Wilma KOPPEL of Rimbo, Sweden, Helgi KOPPEL and her partner Brett BLANCHENOT of Picton, Ontario, her granddaughters Karen ANDERSON and her husband John of Hastings, Ontario, Monica Lee PALUMBO of Toronto, Ontario, who loved being there for nanny when she needed help the most and will cherish those moments in her heart forever, Lena KOPPEL, her husband Kjell and their son Jacop of Stockholm, Sweden, Lena MURD and her children of Tallinn, Estonia, Sirje UUDELEPP, her husband Andrus and their daughter Mari-Liis of Tallinn, Estonia, her grand_son Walter NORDSTROM of Oakville, Ontario, her great-great-grandchildren Venessa NORDSTROM of Sydney, Australia, Sabrina NORDSTROM of Oakville, Ontario, Adam NORDSTROM of Rimbo, Sweden, Thomas ANDERSON of Hastings, Ontario, Anthony PALUMBO of Buffalo, New York, U.S.A., her nephew Kalvi KOPPEL, his wife and their children of Haapsalu, Estonia, her niece Lii PIRK and members of her family of Haapsalu, Estonia, and by her many Friends including Earl and Liesel HEMMING of San Francisco, California, U.S.A., Stefan HEMMING of Palm Springs, California, U.S.A., James PALUMBO of Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. Her journey now is to join those who went before her, where she can forever breathe easily and freely in the light of God's grace and love. Special thanks to the staff of Toronto Western Hospital E.R. and 8B for their care. Rest in peace. Funeral service will be held at Murray E. Newbigging Ltd. Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton) on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Friends may visit commencing at 10: 00 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. Reception will follow, details will be announced at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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HEMMING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
HEMMING, Russell
Gone to be with our Lord at Scarborough Grace Hospital, on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the age of 82 years. Beloved husband of Marjory HEMMING. Predeceased by his first wife Edna. Lovingly remembered by his children Bob and his wife Rheiny, Cathy and her husband Paul LETMAN, Mark and his wife Renate. Predeceased by son Russell. Brother to Betty GORDON and the late Fred HEMMING. Sadly missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005 at St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Anglican Church (3333 Finch Ave. E., 416-499-1545). Interment of cremated remains to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 1645 Warden Ave., Toronto, Ontario. M1R 5B3. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Washington and Johnston Funeral Home, 717 Queen St. E., Toronto (416) 465-3577.

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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-20 published
One suspect shot in killing
By Canadian Press, Sun., November 20, 2005
Toronto -- Toronto police are looking for only one male suspect in the shooting of an 18-year-old man gunned down at church while attending the funeral of his slain friend.
Investigators now believe the three males seen running from the church Friday were potential witnesses: to the shooting.
The victim has been identified as Amon BECKLES.
BECKLES was attending the funeral of his friend, Jamal HEMMINGS. He was with HEMMINGS when the 17-year-old teen was shot dead November 9.
Police Chief Bill Blair says BECKLES had spoken to homicide officers about HEMMINGS' slaying, but said police had no reason to believe the man was at any risk.

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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
AYLESWORTH, Mac, Q.C. (1912-2005)
Painlessly and peacefully in Toronto, March 29, 2005 at 92. By his request, private ceremonies were held in Toronto and Trenton. Predeceased: in 1991 by his dear wife Patricia Joan (née McFAYDEN, of Fort Francis,) dear friend Alec McFAYDEN and by his dear sister Patricia JOAN (Langdon.) Lovingly missed by daughter Ara Joan AYLESWORTH, son-in-law Jeff HEMMINGS and granddaughter Leela Aylesworth HEMMINGS. Much loved by, and father figure to, Jeanne ANDREWS. Lovingly missed by sisters-in-law Bonnie and Marg and nephews and nieces: dear Michael STRATTON and Margaret and Dave BURDICK, Sandy, Judy, Tommy, Kenneth LANGDON and Linda, Brian LANGDON and Julie, Ellie, Sharon and Heather, Dix, Terry, Bev, Dixie, Diane, Jack and Danny, Carla, Sherri and Rick, Raymond and Ellen and his last surviving friend from the flight crew shot down over Germany, Neil KNIGHT, Wireless Air Gunner, 415 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Command, and friend from the P.O.W. camp, Chet SWIER. In 1992 retired to Toronto - Bayview Cummer Nursing Home Thanks to great staff, recovered in 1999 to independent residence. Heartfelt thanks to so many great staff at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre. We will miss his photography and funny, inventive letters and cards this Christmas. Born in Vancouver, happy childhood in Trenton, Ontario - Canada's King's Scout to the 1929 World Jamboree, basketball captain, quarterback, Victoria College B.A., homeless depression-era rail rider through U.S., food mission organizer in Phoenix, cotton picker, Texas boxer, Timmins Ontario - miner, goalie, bareknuckles prize fighter, Toronto - law at Osgoode, crapshooter, gambler, World War 2: Quebec - Air Force navigation math teacher, Flying Officer, England - navigator (Halifax Club), boxer, parachuter (Caterpillar Club), P.O.W. escapee, Toronto - Queens Counsel, partier, after Pearson asked him to run as Liberal M.P. and M.P.P. publicly announced voting C.C.F. (N.D.P.), Ottawa - pool player, Advisor to the Veterans Land Act, Director of Legal Services, Department of Veterans Affairs. As Negotiator and Consultant on task forces for the Department of Justice, writing contracts, for pensions, unions, improved wages and working conditions for hospital workers, enforcing labour laws and retroactive wages and benefits for waitresses, the disabled, and veterans, a passionate and effective advocate. 'Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.'

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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
AYLESWORTH, Mac, Q.C. (1912-2005)
Painlessly and peacefully in Toronto, March 29, 2005 at 92½. By his request, private ceremonies were held in Toronto and Trenton. Predeceased: in 1991 by his dear wife Patricia Joan (née McFAYDEN, of Fort Francis,) dear friend Alec McFAYDEN and by his dear sister Patricia JOAN (Langdon.) Lovingly missed by daughter Ara Joan AYLESWORTH, son-in-law Jeff HEMMINGS and granddaughter Leela Aylesworth HEMMINGS. Much loved by, and father figure to, Jeanne ANDREWS. Lovingly missed by sister-in-law Bonnie and nephews and nieces: Michael STRATTON and Margaret and Dave BURDICK, Sandy, Judy, Tommy, Kenneth and Linda, Brian, Julie and Ellie, Dix, Terry, Bev, Dixie, Diane, Jack and Danny, Carla, Sherri and Rick, Raymond and Ellen and his last surviving friend from the flight crew shot down over Germany, Neil KNIGHT, Wireless Air Gunner, 415 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Command, and friend from the P.O.W. camp, Chet SWIER. In 1992 retired to Toronto - Bayview-Cummer Nursing Home; thanks to great staff, recovered in 1999 to independent residence. Heartfelt thanks to so many great staff at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre. We will miss his photography and funny, inventive letters and cards this Christmas. Born in Vancouver, happy childhood in Trenton, Ontario - Canada's King's Scout to the 1929 World Jamboree, basketball captain, quarterback, Victoria College B.A., homeless depression-era rail rider through U.S., food mission organizer in Phoenix, cotton picker, Texas boxer, Timmins, Ontario - miner, goalie, bareknuckles prize fighter, Toronto - law at Osgoode, crapshooter, gambler, World War 2: Quebec - Air Force navigation math teacher, Flying Officer, England - navigator (Halifax Club), boxer, parachuter (Caterpillar Club), P.O.W. escapee, Toronto - partier, Queen's Counsel, after Pearson asked him to run as Liberal M.P.P. and M.P. publicly announced voting C.C.F. (N.D.P.), Ottawa - pool player, Advisor to the Veterans Land Act, Director of Legal Services, Department of Veterans Affairs. As Negotiator and Consultant on task forces for the Department of Justice, writing contracts for: pensions, unions, improved wages and working conditions for hospital workers, enforcing labour laws and retroactive wages and benefits for waitresses, the disabled, and veterans, a passionate and effective advocate. "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-19 published
LAW, Reginald Wallace
After a long and courageous battle, Reg went to be with his Lord on September 17, 2005 at the Brampton Memorial Hospital. Cherished husband of 63 years to Joyce (BENNETT.) Loved and respected father of Kenneth (Barbara) of Brockville, Philip (Gail) of Scarborough, and Bonita (Paul) of Toronto. Proud and loving grandfather of Gordon, Steven, Sarah, Mark (Betina), Tracy, and Andrew and great-grandfather of Cameron. Dear brother of Gertrude HEMMINGS, Joyce ROBERTS and the late Norman, all of England. Reg will be fondly remembered by all his family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 21. Service in the Ward Chapel on Thursday afternoon, September 22 at 1 o'clock. Interment of cremated remains will immediately follow in Brampton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brampton Memorial Hospital, Toronto General Hospital or St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated.

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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-21 published
LAW, Reginald Wallace
After a long and courageous battle, Reg went to be with his Lord on September 17, 2005 at the Brampton Memorial Hospital. Cherished husband of 63 years to Joyce (BENNETT.) Loved and respected father of Kenneth (Barbara) of Brockville, Philip (Gail) of Scarborough, and Bonita (Paul) of Toronto. Proud and loving grandfather of Gordon, Steven, Sarah, Mark (Betina), Tracy, and Andrew and great-grandfather of Cameron. Dear brother of Gertrude HEMMINGS, Joyce ROBERTS and the late Norman, all of England. Reg will be fondly remembered by all his family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 21. Service in the Ward Chapel on Thursday afternoon, September 22 at 1 o'clock. Interment of cremated remains will immediately follow in Brampton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brampton Memorial Hospital, Toronto General Hospital or St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated.

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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-11 published
MERRICK, Pat
Bigger than life was dramatic Pat's smile, Bigger than life was her creative style, Bigger than life was her Lucy eyes' stare, Bigger than life was her artistic flare. Pat passed away at the age of 71 on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Kingston General Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Her vivacious spirit will be sadly missed by her husband, Dick; daughters Susan WELLS and her husband Richard, Karen McEACHERN and her husband Rodger, sister Dianne SCOTT, sister-in-law Diana DANTY and her husband Don, brother-in-law Gord HEMMINGS and seven grandchildren: Tara, Krista, Erin, Meghan, Seanna, Keelan and Lindsay. The family will receive Friends at the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-8: 30 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service in the Chapel at 8: 30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online Condolences: www.scotlandfuneralhome.com

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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
Police name slain teen
Fatally shot on busy sidewalk
Police still looking into 66th homicide
By John GODDARD, Staff Reporter
A teenager gunned down in broad daylight on a busy strip of Eglinton Ave. W. was identified yesterday as Jamal Michael HEMMINGS.
He was 17, unemployed, the father of a 2-month-old son and "known to police," Det. Sgt. Mario DI TOMMASO told reporters without giving specifics. He gave the dead teen's address only as "somewhere in downtown Toronto."
Police are still piecing together what happened but said HEMMINGS was shot once just before 4 p.m. Wednesday in or near a parking lot on the south side of Eglinton Ave., just west of Oakwood Ave.
He fled east on foot, DI TOMMASO said, but collapsed a couple of blocks away at Marlee Ave., a short block north of Eglinton at Livingston Rd. Police called to the scene found HEMMINGS unconscious. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
HEMMINGS is the city's 46th shooting death this year and 66th homicide.
"He was with a friend," the detective said of the victim.
"We've spoken to the friend and are trying to corroborate his story."
What that story was, police wouldn't say -- only that investigators are trying to trace HEMMINGS's movements of Tuesday and Wednesday. Police would not speculate on a motive in the killing.
An old red or burgundy four-door vehicle, possibly a Pontiac, was seen speeding eastbound from the parking lot after the shooting and running a red light, DI TOMMASO also said.

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HEMMINGS 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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HEMMINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
Amon BECKLES, 18: Loved to the end
Funerals are for the living and Amon BECKLES is no longer among the quick.
Couldn't hear the singing of Friends, the sobbing of family -- Amon! Amon! -- the cooing of a beautiful daughter, contented baby sounds that turned into occasional cranky crying over the course of a two-hour service.
Moesha is 18 months old. Her father was 18 years old.
She wore her hair in cute pink barrettes and was passed lovingly from lap to lap in the first pew.
He wore a dark suit and was laid out in an open casket at the front of the church.
Mourners converged there to keen and embrace before the lid was closed and the service began. The grieving mother collapses but strong arms lift her up; almost carry the broken woman to her seat.
A few teenage girls wear T-shirts depicting the deceased -- tall, lanky, handsome -- and below the picture, a legend, his epitaph: "A Friend Till The End."
And this is the end: A dead teenager, an early grave, one more slain black Toronto youth.
A week and a day ago, it was BECKLES who came to mourn a murdered friend -- not at this church, but at another quite like it, where swaying arms are held high during the singing of hymns and pastors deliver righteous sermons in fervid tones, peppered with interjections from the faithful of Yeah! and Amen!
They take their Bible seriously at the Abundant Life Assembly. They take their God seriously, and joyfully as well, but too often, this past year, with sorrow for their lost sons.
Seven times, said one pastor, has he attended at the funeral of a young man felled by bullets.
Four times, said the local member of provincial parliament, has he done the same.
One hundred and twenty gunshot victims over the past five years in this city, said another reverend.
The community, this community in particular, is being torn asunder by violence, and nobody knows that so well as the other mothers who came to church yesterday, themselves having buried sons. It is a heartbroken constituency that Nadia BECKLES now joins.
They believe that prayers can heal, that a strong faith can turn youths away from the intoxication of firearms and the gangbanging culture. But their church and their families are up against a formidable foe -- the alliance of the street with its macho strut, its drugs and dealing, the guns easily obtained and so frequently fired.
Just eight days ago, against the urgings of his mother and grandparents, BECKLES went to pay his respects at the West Toronto Seventh Day Adventist Church, there to see off his closest friend, Jamal HEMMINGS, Toronto's 66th homicide this year, the 46th shooting death. Outside the front door of that church -- reportedly because he knew too much, he had been with HEMMINGS when the latter was slain -- BECKLES became the city's 69th homicide victim and 48th by a firearm.
This time, though, police were present and watchful; scout cars parked outside, officers in and out of uniform inside.
Yet the threat remains, as does the fear that more blood will be spilled in retaliatory assassinations. If not on this day, among these mourners, then some other day or night, in another parking lot or street corner or suburban strip mall.
There will be more funerals, more babies to grow up without fathers, more hand wringing by politicians, pastors and police.
"Our faith community will not allow this to continue, will not allow this to happen again," vowed Reverend Don MEREDITH, one of the Christian leaders invited to offer "words of condolence" at the service.
"This is a wake-up call for our churches that disobey the command of God to go into the world. The world around us is our community. It's not over across the sea. It's about reaching out to our young people right around every one of you. You don't know our young people because you haven't gone out from behind the pulpits! You have failed and you need to get out into the streets."
Those angry dead-end streets where guns reign and killing is a casual option.
"They brought it to the steps of the church," MEREDITH thundered. "Where will it end? In the foyer, in the congregation, at the altar?
"I say to our parents... be parents. I will not candy coat it. You need to teach your women to be ladies. You need to teach your young men to be men."
There is a lot of scattershot blame out there right now and, I suggest, the good reverend is being too harsh with parents. Young men, young women as well, are not easy to control, no more so in this religiously conservative faith community. Faith is a comfort and a source of strength but it is not the answer for many young people and parents, however strict, cannot make it so.
Amon BECKLES was clearly raised a God-fearing boy and may yet have been a God-fearing young man when he crumpled, mortally wounded, on the pavement. Active in his church's youth circle, singing with the choir.
But there were dire complications in his life of late, predicaments that -- whether he brought them on himself or not -- he never shared with police, who might have done something to save his life.
If he revealed those problems to his Friends, tear-stained young people who crowded into the church yesterday, what could they do about it? What might some of them do about it now?
BECKLES' doting grandmother, Angela BECKLES, a sturdy woman strong of character, rose from her seat to describe the boy who was the first of her grandchildren, a youngster who loved to dance, who brought smiles to Friends and family, who could charm his way into nearly everybody's heart.
"Amon gave me 18 beautiful years. I loved him. Amon was a loving, caring person.... He was raised in love, regardless of what the media is saying. He was loved."
Loved also, by the teenage girl, Camille CHAMBERS, who sang so sweetly a song she'd written for young BECKLES.
Loved also by another young woman, Stacey EVERSLEY, whose poem of remembrance, "Cuz, What Can We Say!" was printed and distributed to the congregation: "You began the day like any normal day. Who was to know it would have ended this way?"
But Amon BECKLES, with his family making arrangements to get him out of the country, did know and he was scared.
Make a joyful sound and dance if you want, Mrs. BECKLES told the young people at this funeral. Dance for Amon, because that's what he would have wanted.
"Miss him. But let him go."
No more killing, then.

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HEMMINGWAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-12 published
HEMMINGWAY, Rose Maude
Peacefully at Thorntonview Nursing Home, Oshawa on January 10, 2005, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Alfred HEMMINGWAY. Dear mother of Sandra ZEBESKI and husband Mike, and Anthony HEMMINGWAY and wife Peggy. Proud Grandmother of Samantha, David, Alfie, Brett, and Great-Grandmother of Ashton, Tyler, Morgan and Austin. Survived by her sister Joyce LOMAX. A service will be held at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas St. E., Whitby on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Cremation. If desired, memorial donations in Rose's memory may be made to the Humane Society. At this time, the family would like to thank the staff at Thorntonview Nursing Home for the excellent care and support Mom received during her stay.

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HEMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-30 published
ARIOLI, Don -- I Remember
By Louis-Philippe HEMOND, Friday, December 30, 2005, Page S7
Toronto -- Louis-Philippe HEMOND of Toronto writes about Don ARIOLI, whose obituary appeared on December 20.
We always took care of Don ARIOLI's mail first. His correspondence was illustrious, and not for the number of letters he sent or for the prose they contained; others, indeed, enjoyed Don's words. But, for us, it was his envelopes that stimulated our imagination.
While still in high school, I landed a summer internship at the National Film Board. Lacking a well-connected father or a patron of the arts for a mother, I was promptly assigned to the mailroom. Every once in a while, after picking up the mail at the English Animation Studio, I would enter the mailroom and announce: "You've got to see Don ARIOLI's letter!"
Don had the wonderful habit of decorating otherwise plain envelopes with drawings of characters from his animated films. He depicted them in costumes, engaged in various activities, hinting at the letter's content; other times, a caption conveyed a message, a greeting or a joke for the addressee. Always, the drawings were cheery, colourful and funny. To the mail boys of the National Film Board, they were true works of art.

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HEMPEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-19 published
HEMPEL, Leif Jorn
Passed away while travelling in Thailand, on Friday, March 4, 2005, in his 76th year. Deeply loved husband of Vivi, and cherished father of Thor and Michael. Adored by his daugthers-in-law Marsha and Denise. Beloved grandfather of Sarah, Brandon, and Katrina. Rarely does a life such as his touch so many with laughter and the joy of living. At Leif's request, there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Cremation has taken place.

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HEMPHILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
HEMPHILL, William Howard
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Friday, October 7, 2005 William Howard HEMPHILL of London and formerly of Thunder Bay in his 70th year. Beloved husband for 39 years of Evelyn of London. Loving father of Mark and his wife Kelly (KORNICHUK) HEMPHILL of London, England and Wendy and her husband Brian FENNER of London. Proud grandpa of Matthew and Kyle FENNER. Dear brother of Gail and her husband Jim DRINKWALTER of Thunder Bay. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Road, South, Lambeth on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 with Reverend Joe CORENO officiating. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. Please sign the Family Book of Condolence at www.obituariestoday.com.

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HEMPHILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
ASHQUABE, Dwight Isaac
Peacefully, at Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, on Sunday, May 8, 2005, at the age of 45 years. Dwight ASHQUABE of Georgina Island, beloved friend and husband of Gerry ASHQUABE of Keswick. Dear brother of Delores HEMPHILL of Mississippi, Claire ASHQUABE of Toronto and Edith ROBINSON of Whitby. Predeceased by his brothers Wallace, Ivan, Gordon and Phil and sister Muriel. Remembered by his nieces and nephews. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and in the Georgina Island Native United Church from 12: 00 noon Thursday until the time of the funeral service in the church Thursday at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Georgina Island Cemetery.

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HEMSWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-25 published
HEMSWORTH, Joseph Michael
Suddenly on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005, Joseph Michael HEMSWORTH, in his 59th year. Dear brother of Robert HEMSWORTH of London. Brother-in-law of Catherine HEMSWORTH of London, uncle of Jim HEMSWORTH Jr. of London. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Anne HEMSWORTH of London, his brother Jim HEMSWORTH and sister Johann HEMSWORTH. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Canadian Diabetes Association) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremationservices.com

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HEMSWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-02 published
O'HAGAN, Katherine (WALKER)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Saturday, April 30, 2005, Katherine (WALKER,) loving wife of the late Wilfred O'HAGAN in her 83rd year. Beloved mother of Barbara Anne BJARKO of Vancouver, British Columbia, Patricia COOPER of London, Ontario., Sharon KLEIN of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Dear grandmother of Craig, Chad, Adam, Nathan and Erik. Dear great-grandmother of Danielle and Summer. Predeceased by her sisters Frances O'BRIEN and Anne HEMSWORTH. Mrs. O'HAGAN was a long time Catholic Women's League member. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street London, on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, 377 Oakland Avenue at Dundas Street on Wednesday (time to be announced). Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday (Time to be announced). Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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HEMSWORTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-21 published
HEMSWORTH, Jim (March 16, 1949-July 21, 2000)
In loving memory of Jim.
Not a day goes by that we don't think of you
Always loved, sadly missed.
Cathy, Jim and Family

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HEMSWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-17 published
BOYNTON, Lorraine (formerly WOOLLER, née HAMILTON)
Suddenly, on October 15, 2005, in her 89th year, with her family by her side. Dear mother of Joy and her husband Chris HEMSWORTH, June and her husband Larry SASAKI, Laurie and her husband Grant HEICHERT, and Jim WOOLLER and his wife Marta DONNELLY. Dear Grandma of Robyn and her husband Kenny STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and great-grandma to Brendan. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Lorraine was the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by her first husband James WOOLLER and her second husband George BOYNTON. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855), on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. Lorraine was known for her bright and sunny smile and was a very gentle lady, well loved by those who knew her.

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