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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-05 published
BURDEN, Cyril
Peacefully in his sleep at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005, Cyril BURDEN of London in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Jen (FLIGHT) BURDEN. Dear father of Rod BURDEN of London and Loretta SCHNURR and her husband Brad of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also loved by his 3 grandchildren, Shannan, Melissa and Andrew; and by his 2 nieces Bennett and Lydia. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, January 7th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1. A Royal Canadian Legion service will be held at the funeral home under the auspices of Duchess of Kent Branch No 263 Royal Canadian Legion, immediately prior to the start of the funeral service. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
EADIE, Rhoda Kathleen (HOPPE)
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus, on Friday, January 14th, 2005 Rhoda Kathleen (HOPPE) EADIE of London in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Charles D. EADIE. Dear mother of Kalyn of Ottawa and Kendra of London. Dear sister of Margaret EADIE and her husband Neil of London. Loving Aunt of Tanya EADIE of Seattle, Washington and Paul EADIE of London. Dear sister-in-law of Marj and Brian DEYELL of Belmore, Don and Marian EADIE of R.R.#2, Wingham, Mary EADIE and her late husband Mac of R.R.#1, Wingham. Also loved by her several nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be conducted at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London on Tuesday, January 18th at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6, Children's Health Foundation, 345 Westminster Avenue, London, Ontario N6C 4V3 or charity of choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (433-5184) in charge of arrangements.

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-15 published
WEBB, Wilken B.
At Longworth Retirement Community, London on Thursday, January 13, 2005. Wilken B. "Mike" WEBB of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Audrey (REA) WEBB. Dear father of Patricia SCHERING and her husband Harry, Susan MALLON and her husband Charles, Janis VAN ESCH, Judie PILGRIM and her husband Peter, Peter WEBB, Robert WEBB and his wife Robin, and Brian WEBB and his wife Bridget. Predeceased by his 2 sons Clinton and Alan WEBB. Dear brother of Jean HUNTER. Loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, January 18th at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind, London Chapter, 749 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-03 published
WALTERS, Audrie (SMITH)
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at London Health Sciences Centre, South Street Campus on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005. Audrie (SMITH) WALTERS of London in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Trueman E. WALTERS. Dear mother of Verne WALTERS and his wife Jane, D'Arcy WALTERS and his wife Sue, Debbie WILLIAMS and her husband Ron all of Kingston and Pam McCLENNAN and her husband Kirk of London. Dear sister of Thomas SMITH and his wife Helen of London. Predeceased by her sisters Christine and Marie and her grand_son Brent. Dear sister-in-law of Bert SPRINGETT of London. Also loved by her grandchildren, Michelle, Jason, Casey, Kelly, Brad, Kyle and Mallory and her great-grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor, Connor, Dylan and Katherine. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, February 5th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3K5. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-12 published
BLACK, Donald A.
Suddenly at his residence on Thursday, February 10th, 2005 Donald A. BLACK of London in his 76th year. Beloved son of the late Daniel and Rhoda BLACK. Dear brother of Mrs. Dorothy SWAN of London. Dear uncle of Sharon QUICK and her husband Ron of Ayr, Ontario and George SWAN and his wife Joyce of Cambridge, Ontario. Dear great-uncle of Christine, Sherri, Michelle and Michael QUICK and Erin SWAN. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted in the chapel at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, February 14th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Mouth Pleasant Cemetery, London Ontario. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
McELHINEY, Rosemary (BARRETT)
Peacefully at her residence on Monday, February 21st, 2005 Rosemary (BARRETT) McELHINEY of London in her 80th year. Dear mother of Wendy WILLARD and her husband Ted of Calgary, Alberta: Brian McELHINEY and Irene BIRO of London and Jim McELHINEY and his wife Jennifer BARNABY of Monaco. Dear sister of Marion FARRELL of London. Predeceased by her son Douglas McELHINEY (1990) and her brother George BARRETT (2001.) Loving grandma of Robert WILLARD and his wife Krista of Lethbridge, Alberta: Christina WILLARD- STEPAN and her husband Jim of Calgary, Alberta and Karen FROESE of Calgary, Alberta. Great-grandma "Mac" of Kimberly, Dustin, Zachary, Maya, Mace, Brooke and Alyssa. 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, February 25th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Rosemary and her son Douglas to the A.I.D.S. Committee of London, 388 Dundas Street, Unit 120, London, Ontario N6B 1V7. (On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-24 published
McELHINEY, Rosemary (BARRETT)
Peacefully at her residence on Monday, February 21st, 2005 Rosemary (BARRETT) McELHINEY of London in her 80th year. Dear mother of Wendy WILLARD and her husband Ted of Calgary, Alberta: Brian McELHINEY and Irene BIRO of London and Jim McELHINEY and his wife Jennifer BARNABY of Monaco. Dear sister of Marion FARRELL of London. Predeceased by her son Douglas McELHINEY (1990) and her brother George BARRETT (2001.) Loving grandma of Robert WILLARD and his wife Krista of Lethbridge, Alberta: Christina WILLARD- STEPAN and her husband Jim of Calgary, Alberta and Karen FROESE of Calgary, Alberta. Great-grandma "Mac" of Kimberly, Dustin, Zachary, Maya, Mace, Brooke and Alyssa. Rosemary served with the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. 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, February 25th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Rosemary and her son Douglas to the A.I.D.S. Committee of London, 388 Dundas Street, Unit 120, London, Ontario N6B 1V7. (On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca).

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-02 published
WEBB, Jeanette Louise (STEEPER)
At Grandwood Park Retirement Home, London on Friday, April 1, 2005. Jeanette Louise (STEEPER) WEBB of London in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Orland T. "Webby" WEBB. Dear mother of John WEBB and his wife Christine and Shirley BERGERON all of London. Also loved by her grandchildren, Kevin, Brent and Christopher BERGERON and Kelly and Adam WEBB and her 3 greatgrandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to p.m. Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, April 5th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Parkwood Hospital Foundation, Stroke Rehabilitation, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6C 5J1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgerogefh.on.ca

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-05 published
WEBB, Jeanette Louise (STEEPER)
At Grandwood Park Retirement Home, London on Friday, April 1, 2005. Jeanette Louise (STEEPER) WEBB of London in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Orland T. "Webby" WEBB. Dear mother of Shirley BERGERON (and Glen,) and John WEBB (and Chris) all of London. Also loved by her grandchildren, Kevin (and Lea), Brent and Christopher BERGERON and Kelly and Adam WEBB and her 3 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, April 5th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Parkwood Hospital Foundation, Stroke Rehabilitation, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6C 5J1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgerogefh.on.ca

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-30 published
BATES, Margaret Jane (CORBETT)
At London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 Margaret Jane (CORBETT) BATES of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Covert "Jonnie" BATES. Dear mother of Heather Anne (BATES) KISSINGER. Predeceased by her son-in-law Jack KISSINGER. She will be fondly remembered for sending cards for many occasions to the BATES' family in the Maritimes and Friends everywhere. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, October 1st, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Wesley-Knox United Church Access Fund, 91 Askin Street, London, Ontario N6C 1E7 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-31 published
STEARNS, Helen W. (HICKSON)
At Parkwood Hospital, London, on Friday, October 28th, 2005, Helen W. (HICKSON) STEARNS of London in her 86th year. Dear mother of Sharon KELLAM and her husband David of London. Dear sister of Pearl WILBY of Toronto and predeceased by her brother Nelson HICKSON. Loved by her 2 grandchildren Michelle and Andrew. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the funeral service being held at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London, on Tuesday, November 1st at 2 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, or Parkwood Hospital Foundation (Veterans Care), 801 Commissioners Road East, London N6C 5J1. A Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) in care of arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-16 published
PRYKE, Marian
We would like to thank everyone who offered support during our Mom's illness and passing. Your gifts, cards, flowers, food, as well as your visits to the house were greatly appreciated. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Jim HISCOCK and the staff of Saint Marys Hospital, to Frank BALL and staff at L.A. Ball Funeral Home, to Reverend BOTT and Reverend TENNANT for the wonderful services, to Mark FLETCHER, Marg and Arnold DELONG and Jack WELLS for the beautiful music and to the Ladies Auxiliary for the wonderful lunch. A very special thank you to Mom's Sparling Crescent Family for taking care of her over the years. All those special little things you did, will always be appreciated. Mom thought very highly of each and every one of you. Thank you all, from the Marian PRYKE Family.

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
NOSEWORTHY, Bob
The family of the late Bob NOSEWORTHY wish to take this opportunity to thank their many Friends and family for their support since Bob's accident and passing. Special thanks to The Reverend Tom HISCOCK for his comforting messages and prayers. Thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at University Hospital for their compassion and care. Thank you for the flowers and donations that mean so much.

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-15 published
SCEVIOUR, Phyllis Johnson
At Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, November 14, 2005. Phyllis, much loved mother of Linda and Brenda. Cherished Grandma of Danielle, Kyle and Remy BINNS and Grammie of Amy, Haley and Kelly UYEDA. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Wally SCEVIOUR. Predeceased by her brother Robert JOHNSON. Survived by her siblings Myrtle & Frank GRANDY, Stan and Luella JOHNSON, Joyce and Fred HISCOCK and her dear Friends Marian RASP and Marina BARRETT. The family would like to sincerely thank May HUTZEL, Ed and Gail RUSSELL and the G5 team at Toronto East General Hospital for their kindness and support. Phyllis will be resting at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Wednesday, November 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, November 17th at 12 p.m. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Phyllis requested that donations be made to the G5 Palliative Care Unit of Toronto East General Hospital, 825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 3E7.

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
SCEVIOUR, Phyllis Johnson
At Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, November 14, 2005. Phyllis, much loved mother of Linda and Brenda. Cherished Grandma of Danielle, Kyle and Remy BINNS and Grammie of Amy, Haley and Kelly Uyeda. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Wally SCEVIOUR. Predeceased by her brother Robert JOHNSON. Survived by her siblings Myrtle and Frank GRANDY, Stan and Luella JOHNSON, Joyce and Fred HISCOCK and her dear Friends Marian RASP and Marina BARRETT. The family would like to sincerely thank May Hutzel, Ed and Gail RUSSELL and the G5 team at Toronto East General Hospital for their kindness and support. Phyllis will be resting at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Wednesday, November 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, November l7th at 12 p.m. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Phyllis requested that donations be made to the G5 Palliative Care Unit of Toronto East General Hospital, 825 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 3E7.

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
LOCKE, Miriam (née HISCOCK)
Peacefully at Billings Court Manor on Monday, November 28, 2005. Miriam LOCKE (née HISCOCK,) of Burlington in her 100th year. Dear mother of Meryl ROBINSON and her husband Harold. Beloved grandmother of Karen PETERS, Jeffrey ROBINSON and Bruce ROBINSON. Great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Wesley C. LOCKE and by seven sisters. Miriam will be sadly missed. Miriam was formerly of Montreal, Quebec and a member of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Burlington. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Matt ROBINSON and the staff of Billings Court Manor for their excellent care and service to Mrs. LOCKE. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. www.smithsfh.com

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HISCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
WALL, Dr. Anne-Marie (1964-2005)
It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of Anne-Marie WALL, 41, of Toronto and formerly of Riverview. Her death comes following a brief illness on Thursday, December 8, 2005, in Toronto. Born in Saint John's, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Terence and Thelma (SULLIVAN) WALL of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland. Anne-Marie was an Associate Professor of Psychology at York University in Toronto. She leaves to mourn her husband Ian SWAYZE of Toronto, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Sandra and Allan SWAYZE of Toronto, brothers-in-law Christopher and Sean SWAYZE, her adoring adopted family, Jim and Marnie WALL of Riverview, Blair WALL of Toronto, and Andrea WALL of Sackville, her much loved siblings Jennifer HISCOCK (Bill) of Ottawa, Terry WALL (Julie) of Riverview, and Stephen WALL (Jennifer) of Toronto. She also leaves to mourn two nieces Ashley and Nicole, and her loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Anne-Marie was a friend to all who knew her. The family will be receiving relatives and Friends at the Riverview Funeral Home, Pine Glen Rd., Riverview, New Brunswick on Monday, December 12, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Prayer Vigil and sharing of memories will be held at the Funeral Home, Monday evening at 8: 30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Riverview Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. with Fr. Jeff Doucette officiating. A Memorial Mass will also be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at 10: 30 a.m. at Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland. Donations in Anne-Marie's memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice and would be appreciated by her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, 506-857-9544. www.tuttlefuneralhome.com "Until We Meet Again My Darling"

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HISCOCKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-20 published
HISCOCKS, Hazel Marie (née HUNT)
The Celtic spirit is eternal. Peacefully at her home, Ashwood Manor in Lambeth, on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005, Mrs. Hazel Marie HISCOCKS (née HUNT,) of London in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Carman W. HISCOCKS (September 29th, 1967.) Dear mother of Barry of Sarnia and dear mother-in-law of Lesley HISCOCKS of Port Lambton. Dear grandmother of Jeremy HISCOCKS of Sarnia and Steven GALBRAITH and partner Trevor BRACHER of Toronto. Also survived by her great-niece Liza HUNT of Thompson, Manitoba. Predeceased by her parents Abraham and Jane HUNT and her sister and five brothers. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Ashwood Manor, her personal caregivers and Dr. Salim SUNDERJI for their care and compassion in giving our mother and grandmother such dignity and grace in her life. A private service to commemorate Marie's life will held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Reverend Susan EAGLE officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com. "Marie the dawn is breaking."

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HISCOCKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-22 published
WINNINGER, Ruth (née COHN)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Chelsey Park Long-Term Care Home, on November 19, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m., in her 87th year, Ruth WINNINGER, née COHN. Much beloved wife of Fred WINNINGER, loving mother of Lesley HISCOCKS (Barry) of Port Lambton, David WINNINGER (Linda) of London, Sylvia WINNINGER of Toronto, Jeffrey WINNINGER (Brenda) of London, and Peter WINNINGER (Irena) of Toronto. Beloved grandmother of Steven GALBRAITH (Trevor) of Toronto, Jeremy HISCOCKS of Sarnia; and Benjamin, Rebecca and Joshua WINNINGER, of London. Also survived by her twin sister, Evi MORELLI of Torino, Italy, brother-in-law, Otto WINNINGER (Dagmar) of Oshawa; and cousins, Inge HAEKANNSON of Mora, Sweden and Ali GHABN of Cairo, Egypt. Art, along with family and books, was an important part of Ruth's life; she was an accomplished painter and sculptor, studying with some of the best-known London artists, volunteered often as a tour guide at the London Art Gallery, and ran art classes for children. A family burial service will be held on Wednesday, November 23 and a memorial service for and by family and Friends will be conducted Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 3: 30 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship of London, 557 Clarke Road, London. In lieu of flowers, any contributions to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. in charge of arrangements. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. WINNINGER.

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HISCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-21 published
YARROW, Mary " Lois" Alberta (née HISCOTT)
Suddenly and peacefully, with her children at her side, at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, while away to visit family. Lovingly to be reunited with her life partner for over 50 years, her beloved husband Jim. Loving and caring mother of Diane and Jim (Sally). Cherished and devoted Nana to Tosh, Lisa, Samantha, Johnny, Darin, Michael and Jesse. Dear sister to George and Judy HISCOTT and sister-in-law to John and Norma DEYELL and Ken HOPPER. Our sincere thanks to the hospital staff for their help and care and to Reverend Gordon WEISS for his support and compassion. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (one block east of Erin Mills Parkway) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. Neweduk Funeral Home, 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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HISCOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-11 published
WAIN, Donald Joseph
Peacefully at Linhaven, St. Catharines on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Emily (Millie) for 56 years. Loving and caring father of Brenda DI AMAROL (Phil,) Sandra PHILLIPS, Debra PARKES (John), Derek, Kevin (Corina) and Suzanne ROBINSON (David.) He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Rodger, Shawn, Sarah, Jesse, Emily, Stephen, Michael, Gregory and Jeffrey and his great-grandchildren Nija, Sari, and Peyton. Donald is survived by his brother Bruce and sisters Dorothy BOW, Ruth HALL and Joan HISCOTT. He is predeceased by his brother Stanley (2004). Don was a Veteran of World War 2, the Irish Regiment of Canada, mentioned in dispatches and was a PoW. At Mr. WAIN's request, there will be no visitation. The Funeral Service will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 359 Grantham Avenue, on Friday, August 12, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment will take place at Niagara Lake Shore Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to World Vision or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Butler Funeral Home 905-646-6322

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HISCOX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-14 published
HISCOX, Richard James " Jim"
Richard James 'Jim' HISCOX, of Walkerton, passed away suddenly in Carrick Township on Sunday, June 12, 2005 in his 62nd year. Survived by his wife Sandy (Lindsay); sons Andy and his wife Cathy of Chilliwack, British Columbia and Rob and his wife Sandra of Kincardine. Cherished grandfather of April, Mitchel and Jessica and brother of Jon and his wife Jean of Woodstock. Predeceased by his parents Richard (Jack) and Hazel (WOLFE) HISCOX. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Walkerton. Interment in Walkerton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Saint Thomas Anglican Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HISCOX o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-31 published
PHILPS, Alice Eliza Eleanor (née KELLESTINE)
At the Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy on Friday December 30, 2005. Alice Eliza Eleanor PHILPS (née KELLESTINE) formerly of Melbourne in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Warren PHILPS (1982.) Loved and cherished mother of Marjory BELROSE (Jerry,) Isobel CAREW (Gary,) Helen GOUGH (Russell,) Emily BUTLER (Max) and Kathryn HISCOX (Fred.) Loving grandmother of Rick BELROSE (Debbie), Cindy BACON (Dwayne), Greg BELROSE (Mary), Dan BELROSE (Angie), Lori LAWSON (Bob), Mike CAREW (Lori), Chris CAREW, Bob GOUGH (Gina,) Paula GRANT (Kevin,) Wanda SCHNELLER (Abe) and Susan HISCOX. Great Grandmother to Carlene and Kendra BACON, Holly, Ashley, Peter, Mairi, Jordan and Evan BELROSE, Allyscia and Sarah LAWSON, Kyle, Nicole and Shawn CAREW, Libby GOUGH, Josh and Kelly GRANT, Desmond SCHNELLER and Courtney HISCOX. Sister of Oddetta JEFFERY, Jean HUSTON, Faye SMITH, Jim KELLESTINE and Eileen CUDNEY. Predeceased by her parents Dan and Annie KELLESTINE, brothers Harold, Floyd, Warren and Basil KELLESTINE, sisters Nora DOLBEAR, Alma JEFFERY and Ada LEDUC. At Alice's request cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, private interment will take place at Longwoods Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Alice donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 749 Baseline Rd., E., London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the Melbourne United Church General Fund, John St. Melbourne, Ontario N0L 1T0 would be appreciated. On behalf of the "Philps Girls" we would like to thank family and Friends for all their kind thoughts in memory of Alice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Alice.

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HISCOX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-15 published
KRESS, Keith Grant
Keith passed away at age 61, on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Lorraine (BERTOL.) Loving and devoted father of daughter Karen and son Scott and his wife Susan. Proud grandfather to Amy and Colin. Survived by his loving sister Diane and her husband John O'CONNOR and their children Kelly, Carolyn, Suzanne and families. Dear son-in-law of Lydia and Nello BERTOL and brother-in-law to Diane HISCOX, Loretta BERTOL, Zora KRIZ and Anita SAUNDERS and their families. Keith appreciated the support of his Friends during his illness. Friends may call on Saturday, September 17th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral service will be held at the Chapel on Sunday September 18th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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HISCOX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-22 published
FRASER, Marguerite Frances " Margo"
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, in her 86th year. Margo, loving wife of the late William FRASER. Beloved mother of Linda and Norm POLLARD, Sandra and Robert HISCOX and Ian and Donna FRASER. Cherished grandmother of the late Kim FRASER- MAGGS, Chris FRASER, Alison HAMMOND, Dorian POLLARD, Jessica HISCOX and great-grandmother of Bradley, Spencer and Austin MAGGS, and Alyssa and Jessica POLLARD. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing one hour prior to the service. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes or the Epilepsy Association in Mrs. FRASER's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family on-line by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.

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HISCOX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-15 published
KRESS, Keith Grant
Keith passed away at age 61, on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 at Sunnybrook Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Lorraine (BERTOL.) Loving and devoted father of daughter Karen and son Scott and his wife Susan. Proud grandfather to Amy and Colin. Survived by his loving sister Diane and her husband John O'CONNOR and their children Kelly, Carolyn, Suzanne and families. Dear son-in-law of Lydia and Nello BERTOL and brother-in-law to Diane HISCOX, Loretta BERTOL, Zora KRIZ and Anita SAUNDERS and their families. Keith appreciated the support of his Friends during his illness. Friends may call on Saturday, September 17th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral service will be held at the Chapel on Sunday, September 18th, 2005 at 11 o'clock. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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HISELER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-31 published
HISELER, Gertrude Catherine
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on December 30, 2005. Gertrude HISELER, of Royal Gardens and Fenwood Circle, at age 88. Beloved wife for more than 60 years of the late Ron HISELER. Much loved mother of Sheila and mother-in-law of Mary. Dear grandmother of Jenny, Gwen, Rob, Michael and Eric. Predeceased by her cherished son Gregory Ronald. A memorial service to celebrate and honour Gertrude's long and happy life will be held in the chapel at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street at 1: 00 p.m. on Sunday, January 1st with visitation from 12:30-1:00. Reception to follow in the Heritage Room. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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HISEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-11 published
MANN, Della Mabel (née HISEY)
At Leacock Care Centre, Orillia on Sunday, January 9, 2005, in her 87th year. Doll MANN, beloved wife of the late Norman Craven MANN. Beloved mother of the late Dianne COWAN. Dear grandmother of Sheila NOLLERT and her husband Tom of Minesing, Bonnie MITCHELL and her husband Jim of Innisfil and Lisa IRWIN and her husband Ray of Keswick. Will be missed by her 9 great-grandchildren. A family service was held through the Scott Funeral Home Georgian Chapel, Barrie. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Woodbridge, Ontario. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated.

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HISH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
MIGUS, Ronald P. (October 24, 1929-May 10, 2005)
After a long struggle with PICK's Disease, Ron died peacefully at Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre in Burlington, with his loving wife of 52 years, Lucy (née YAREMKO,) sister-in-law Ann and family friend Eileen all by his side. Ron was born in 1929 in Montreal to Kornel and Paraskeva MIGUS. Ron lived in Montreal until 1946 when he and his family moved to a farm in Beamsville where he attended Beamsville High School graduating with honours in 1948. Ron graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1953) and a Master of Commerce (1955). Ron's 38 year career with General Motors began in St. Catharines (McKinnon, Indiana) as a student. He held various positions until 1974 when, he became Plant Manager of the Oshawa Fabrication Plant. In 1978, Ron returned to St. Catharines as Regional Manager and remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure at General Motors, Ron was an avid supporter of the Saint John's Ambulance and was honoured to be both a Serving Brother and Officer of the Order of Saint John. In 1979, Ron was appointed to the Board of Governors of the St. Catharines General Hospital and served as Chairman of the Board, from 1989 to 1995. During his time as Chairman, the hospital acquired Niagara's first Connecticut scanner and redeveloped its emergency department. Ron was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. George and the St. Catharines Gyro Club. Ron leaves Lucy, his loving wife, son David and his wife Michele and two beautiful grandchildren, Samantha and Thomas. Ron was predeceased by his parents Kornel and Paraskeva and his brother Joe. He is survived by his sisters Mary CHATTERTON (late Keith,) Anne SHEILS (Robert) and brothers Morris (Helen) and Steve (Luciene). He will also be greatly missed by his family by marriage: Anne HOLOTA (late Dennis,) Gilberte YAREMKO (late Michael,) Peter YAREMKO (Frances,) Mike HISH (late Lena,) Fred YAREMKO (Joyce,) Jeanette COOKE (late Bob,) Rosalie YAREMKO, Robert YAREMKO (Pam,) and Hon. John YAREMKO (late Mary,) and his nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Vladimir, 855 Barton Street East, Hamilton on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 9 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Panachyda for Ron Friday 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. A special thank you to the staff of Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre and St. Joseph's Mountain Health Care for their tender care and compassion.

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HISHON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-05 published
RIPPER, Mary " Mae"
Mary (Mae) RIPPER passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4th, 2005 at Versa Care Centre in her 83rd year. Devoted wife of Harvey for 53 years and loving mother of Peter, Kevin (Cathy), Tim (Bertha) and Rosemary. Grandmother of Jesse and Nikki. Also survived by her 2 sisters Elizabeth MacDONALD and Irene GRUMETT. Predeceased by her brother Toby HISHON and her sisters Frances BURTCH and Theresa SKEOCH. Mary was a 50 year member of the C.W.L. most recently at St. Alfred's and a volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul for almost 30 years. Mary's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines on Friday, August 5th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at the funeral home on Friday at 3 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Alfred's Catholic Church, 272 Vine Street, St. Catharines on Saturday, August 6th at 9: 30 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. Online Guestbookwww. dartefuneralhome.com

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HISLOP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-02 published
BINGEMAN, Margaret (née CORMACK)
Peacefully at Meadowpark Nursing Home, London on Monday, January 31, 2005 Margaret BINGEMAN (née CORMACK) of London in her 76th year. Predeceased by her husband John "Bing". Loving mother of Donna STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (husband Jim) of London, Cathy SHONWISE (husband Pat) of Nanaimo and John (wife Mary) of Calgary. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Matthew and Heather (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART;) Graham and Aaron (SHONWISE;) and Samantha and Ian (BINGEMAN.) Dear sister of Winnie HISLOP (husband Andrew) of Scotland and predeceased by a brother Donald. A funeral service will be held at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. (visitation one hour prior). Cremation with intement at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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HISLOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-10 published
Same-sex pension activist dead at 78
Canadian Press, Monday, October 10, 2005, Page A8
George HISLOP, a Toronto gay activist and pioneer in the battle to win survivor benefits for widowed same-sex partners, has died at 78.
When Mr. HISLOP's long-time partner died after years of contributing to the Canada Pension Plan, he was refused a pension. He fought the decision and spent the past 19 years trying to get the rules changed. Earlier this year, Mr. HISLOP declared victory and in August he said he received his first cheque from the government.

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HISLOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-12 published
HISLOP, George
Canada's leading gay rights activist. George HISLOP died peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital, on Church Street. George was born in Swansea (now Toronto) on June 3, 1927, the youngest son of John HISLOP and Ada (MOFFITT) HISLOP. George said that he never came out of the closet because he was never in it. He always knew he was gay, and his family always loved him unconditionally. George studied theater at the University of Toronto, and spent his early years in the 1950's working on stage and in television in London and Toronto. He met his great love, Ronald SHEARER, at Hanlan's Point in 1958. They were inseparable until Ronald's untimely death in 1986 from complications following cardiac surgery. George worked at a variety of jobs over the years. For a time, George and Ronnie operated a design business together. George also operated a number of other businesses over the years, including Crispin's Restaurant, Buddy's Bar, the Selby Hotel and Boots Bar, Bar racks Baths, Robert's Restaurant, Rogues bar, Rawhide and George's Townhouse. He was editor of Sightlines and Esprit magazines. George took an early interest in gay rights activism, in which he played a leadership role all his life. He was cofounder of the University of Toronto Homophile Association in 1969, and the Community Homophile Association of Toronto in 1971. He helped organize the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill in 1971. He and Ronnie were the first openly gay couple in Canada, and were featured on national television and in Maclean's magazine. George was the first openly gay candidate for public office in Canada, residence unning for alderman in 1980 and for the provincial legislature in 1981. George was charged as a 'keeper' during the notorious bath house raids of 1981, and he was a leader in the successful resistance to that persecution. He also lobbied Parliament for inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Charter of Rights, and fought for the inclusion of sexual orientation in Ontario's Human Rights Code. George was also concerned with health issues affecting the L.G.B.T. community. He was on the Board of the A.I.D.S. Committee of Toronto in the 1980's. George was the first President of the Hassle Free Clinic, a post he continued to hold at his death. In 2003, at the age of 76, he spearheaded a national class action for Canada Pension Plan same sex survivor's pensions which resulted in the largest class action trial judgment in Canadian legal history, and the first such award in the world for gays and lesbians. The trial judge rightly described George as a 'legend'. He pursued all of his causes with courageous persistence, with tremendous charm and great humour. George also ser ved the City of Toronto as a member of the Planning Advisory Board and later the Committee of Adjustments for many years, the first openly gay person to be appointed to civic office in Canada. George was proud to serve the city he loved so much. He was a well-known amateur historian. The City acknowledged his lifelong contribution by the creation of the George Hislop Park in the heart of Toronto's lesbian and gay community. George was honoured with many awards from his city and his community. He was recognized as a community hero by the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, and was Grand Marshall of the Pride Parade in 2004. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Award from the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the worldwide movement for lesbian and gay equality. George was predeceased by Ronnie, by his parents and his two older brothers, John and William. George's death is a great loss to his many Friends in the L.G.B.T. community and beyond, around the world. He is lovingly missed by his dear friend and volunteer caregiver, Christopher HUDSPETH, and by his nephews and nieces, Jim HISLOP and his wife Wendy of Mississauga, John and his wife Gail HISLOP, Bruce HISLOP, Ann NORQUAY and husband John, Jo Ann HISLOP, and Susan HOLMSTOROM and husband Jim and by many grand nephews and grand nieces. They were always proud of Uncle George. Friends may call at the Rosar Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (South of Wellesley) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 and on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 from 6 until 9 p.m. A Party and Tribute to George's life will be held on November 6, 2005 at a location to be announced. There will be no Funeral Service at George's request. In memory of George, donations to the Hassle Free Clinic, Lesbian/Gay Community Appeal of Toronto, Egale or to the Toronto Grace Hospital would be welcomed.

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HISLOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-14 published
George HISLOP, Gay Activist: (1927-2005)
He battled the government over pension benefits and became a role model for generations of young men, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Friday, October 14, 2005, Page S9
As a symbol, George HISLOP will go down in the statutes as the person who won survivor pension benefits for gays and lesbians. But, as a man, he will be remembered as a role model who showed generations of young men how to live openly and without shame.
"Before George was my client, he was my friend and, before he was my friend, he was my hero," lawyer George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT said yesterday. "He was the most famous gay activist in the country when I met him at Buddy's Bar in the late 1970s. To me it was like meeting Martin Luther King Jr."
As an activist, Mr. HISLOP was expert at the charm offensive. "He was very funny and a great raconteur," says Toronto city councillor Kyle RAE. "He was able to disarm those who were not prepared to listen, not prepared to understand, not prepared to be compassionate. He disarmed them with his humour."
George Robert HISLOP was born in Swansea (now in the western part of Toronto) on June 3, 1927, the youngest of three sons of John HISLOP and his wife Ada. He knew he was gay early on and his family always accepted him. "He always said, 'I never came out of the closet because I was never in it,'" said Mr. Elliott.
He studied theatre at the University of Toronto in the 1940s and then worked as an actor on stage in Toronto and in London, England, often working in bars to pay the rent. Back in Toronto, he acted in live television on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Among other bit parts, he performed as singer Robert Goulet's hands in a du Maurier cigarette commercial.
Riding the ferry from the city to the gay beach at Hanlon's Point on the Toronto Islands in 1958, he met Ronald (Ronnie) SHEARER. They became lovers, business partners and life companions. They were almost certainly the first openly gay couple in Canada.
Mr. SHEARER had a well-paying job as a partner in a company that did industrial design and displays for large trade shows. He earned enough money to support Mr. HISLOP's political activism and was the silent backer in many of the bars and restaurants that Mr. HISLOP operated over the decades.
Growing up without shame or stigma, combined with the outgoing nature of his personality and his love of performing, were key traits that made Mr. HISLOP a natural spokesperson for gays and lesbians. Nevertheless, he didn't become a public activist until after 1969, when amendments to the Criminal Code made sodomy legal between consenting adults (over the age of 21).
He supported the founding of the University of Toronto Homophile Association and took the cause from gown to town two years later by forming the Community Homophile Association in 1971. He then helped to organize the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill.
The first openly gay candidate for public office in Canada, he beat out Jack LAYTON for a nomination for city councillor in the 1980 municipal elections. He was defeated, as was then-mayor John SEWELL, one of the first politicians to support gay rights. Although never elected, Mr. HISLOP played an active role in civic politics for the next 25 years as a member of various planning committees.
In 1981, he was charged as a "keeper" in a famous police raid on bath houses because he was part owner of one of the raided establishments. He led the protests against the ensuing prosecution and was active in the lobbying movements to include gays and lesbians in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and protection for sexual orientation in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
After Mr. SHEARER died in 1986, Mr. HISLOP enquired about receiving pension benefits as Mr. SHEARER's survivor. They had been together for 28 years. "You are the wrong sex," he was told. And there the matter rested until lawyer Douglas ELLIOT/ELLIOTT asked Mr. HISLOP to be lead plaintiff in a class-action suit against the federal government for not giving Canada Pension Plan survivors' benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
In the landmark M v. H case in 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the word "spouse" applied to gays and lesbians and that they were entitled to apply for support after the breakdown of a conjugal relationship. Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and many others, including the Canadian A.I.D.S. Society, believed these rights should include pension benefits. (The government agreed in 2000 and started paying Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits, but only from January Mr. HISLOP, with Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT's help, officially applied for survivor's benefits and was rejected. Many trials and appeals later, Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT persuaded the federal government to give litigants a partial payment for arrears and to start paying a monthly Canada Pension Plan pension cheque, even though the Crown is still appealing the cutoff date to the Supreme Court.
Mr. HISLOP finally got a cheque for $14,000, in recognition of partial arrears, in August. "He was thrilled to bits and I was greatly relieved because I was concerned he wasn't going to live to see it," said Mr. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. "He felt it was a tacit admission by the government that he was going to prevail in the Supreme Court."
Many of his Friends feel that fighting for pension rights was Mr. HISLOP's reason for living in the last couple of years as his health failed from the combined effects of Parkinson's, diabetes and esophageal cancer.
"Pension plans across the country have been riding on our backs," complained Councillor RAE. "We and our spouses have been paying money into pension plans and not able to benefit [from them] while the straight world is having a surplus riding on our backs. By the time George got the cheque he was bedridden."
A few weeks ago, Peter BOCHOVE, co-owner of the Spa Excess bathhouse in Toronto, asked Walter LEE, one of his employees, to clean Mr. HISLOP's home for him. "When he saw whose apartment he was cleaning, he was blown away. Walter did a wonderful job and when George tried to pay him, he waved the money away and produced the stub of his pension cheque," said Mr. BOCHOVE, explaining that Mr. LEE, 50, was one of the litigants in the class-action suit for survivor benefits.
George HISLOP was born in Toronto on June 3, 1927. He died of esophageal cancer in hospital in Toronto on October 8. He was 78. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and many Friends.

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HISLOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-10 published
'Canada's official homosexual' George HISLOP dies at age 78
Always available to gay people in trouble
Founded country's first gay rights organization
By Christian COTRONEO, Staff Reporter
George HISLOP's phone number was always in the book.
And he paid a steep price for it.
There were the 3 a.m. phone calls, death threats, even a call from a man who had just murdered a 12-year-old boy.
But even at a time when being gay was illegal, HISLOP wanted his name in the phone book.
"I said to George, 'Why don't you get your number unlisted?'" recalled longtime friend Peter BOCHOVE. "He said, 'Well, what if someone needs to reach me?'"
And I said, 'Who?'"
"He said, 'I never met him yet. It might be somebody who needs to talk.'"
That lifeline ended yesterday at Toronto Grace Hospital, where Hislop succumbed to a long illness at age 78.
A 35-year activist for gay rights, Friends say he never came out of the closet -- because he had never spent any time there.
"George had a wonderful advantage over a lot of gay men," BOCHOVE said. "He grew up in a family environment where he was treated like the person he was. His sexuality was never an issue."
And HISLOP knew what to do with his advantage.
"He had a finely honed sense of injustice and when that was offended in any way shape or form, he had to do something about it."
That quality, however, could also be a trial in a world where homosexuality was illegal. And the threat of a beating loomed ever large.
"He was Canada's official homosexual for many years," recalled friend and lawyer Doug ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. "He really felt that, despite all the hate calls and things like that, he always felt that it was important that he be available to gay people in trouble."
After homosexual acts between consenting adults were finally removed from the Criminal Code in 1969, HISLOP wasted little time in founding the city's first gay rights group -- "which was really the first gay rights organization in the country," ELLIOT/ELLIOTT said.
He founded Gay Day in 1970, which would eventually evolve into the massive celebration known as Pride Week. He helped rally thousands to protest police raids on bathhouses in 1981. HISLOP also helped organize legal help for those convicted.
One night in 1977, Saul BETESH, one of three men convicted of murdering 12-year-old Emmanuel JACQUES, took advantage of HISLOP's open-telephone policy.
"He called George and told George he had killed this boy, and where the body was hidden," BOCHOVE recalled. "So George had to deal with all of that -- and did so. He arranged for him to get a lawyer, he called the police, got him to turn himself in."
The discovery that HISLOP had esophageal cancer came after he learned he had Parkinson's disease, diabetes and an extremely weak heart.
But even during his long illness, HISLOP led a campaign against the federal government for survivor benefits for widowed same-sex partners. His own partner of 28 years, art director Ron SHEARER, died in 1986.
True to character, HISLOP emerged victorious, receiving a cheque in the mail just six weeks ago. But he never managed to take the cruise he had planned.
Indeed, HISLOP's final days were spent in hospital surrounded by a steady stream of Friends and supporters, including one-time political rival and longtime friend New Democratic Party Leader Jack LAYTON.
HISLOP often held court in a bathhouse on Maitland Ave., regaling listeners with tales about the gay community.
But even his legendary fondness for bathhouses came in handy.
In 1988, when BOCHOVE learned the city wasn't renewing leases for bathhouses, he sued the City of Toronto.
"George HISLOP was accepted by the court as an expert witness," BOCHOVE recalled, with a chuckle. "In fact, Judge Harold referred to him in his decision as a habitué of gay bathhouses for the past four and a half decades -- which tickled George. But his very expert testimony won us the case. There's no doubt in my mind. When George sat down to talk, people would listen."
Visitation hours at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home (467 Sherbourne St.) are from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday. There will be no funeral at HISLOP's request.

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HISLOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-11 published
HISLOP, George
Canada's leading gay rights activist George HISLOP died peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Toronto Grace Hospital, on Church Street. George was born in Swansea (now Toronto) on June 3, 1927, the youngest son of John HISLOP and Ada (MOFFITT) HISLOP. George said that he never came out of the closet because he was never in it. He always knew he was gay, and his family always loved him unconditionally. George studied theatre at the University of Toronto, and spent his early years in the 1950's working on stage and in television in London and Toronto. He met his great love, Ronald SHEARER, at Hanlan's Point in 1958. They were inseparable until Ronald's untimely death in 1986 from complications following cardiac surgery. George worked at a variety of jobs over the years. For a time, George and Ronnie operated a design business together. George also operated a number of other businesses over the years, including Crispin's Restaurant, Buddy's Bar, the Selby Hotel and Boots Bar, Barracks Baths, Robert's Restaurant, Rogues Bar, Rawhide and George's Townhouse. He was editor of Sightlines and Esprit magazines. George took an early interest in gay rights activism, in which he played a leadership role all his life. He was a co-founder of the University of Toronto Homophile Association in 1969, and the Community Homophile Association of Toronto in 1971. He helped organize the first gay rights demonstration on Parliament Hill in 1971. He and Ronnie were the first openly gay couple in Canada, and were featured on national television and in Maclean's magazine. George was the first openly gay candidate for public office in Canada, running for alderman in 1980 and for the provincial legislature in 1981. George was charged as a "keeper" during the notorious bath house raids of 1981, and he was a leader in the successful resistance to that persecution. He also lobbied Parliament for inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Charter of Rights, and fought for the inclusion of sexual orientation in Ontario's Human Rights Code. George was also concerned with health issues affecting the L.G.B.T. community. He was on the Board of the A.I.D.S. Committee of Toronto in the 1980's. George was the first President of the Hassle Free Clinic, a post he continued to hold at his death. In 2003, at the age of 76, he spearheaded a national class action for Canada Pension Plan same sex survivor's pensions which resulted in the largest class action trial judgment in Canadian legal history, and the first such award in the world for gays and lesbians. The trial judge rightly described George as a "legend". He pursued all of his causes with courageous persistence, with tremendous charm and great humour. George also served the City of Toronto as a member of the Planning Advisory Board and later the Committee of Adjustments for many years, the first openly gay person to be appointed to civic office in Canada. George was proud to serve the city he loved so much. He was a well-known amateur historian. The City acknowledged his lifelong contribution by the creation of the George Hislop Park in the heart of Toronto's lesbian and gay community. George was honoured with many awards from his city and his community. He was recognized as a community hero by the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, and was Grand Marshall of the Pride Parade in 2004. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Award from the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the worldwide movement for lesbian and gay equality. George was predeceased by Ronnie, by his parents and his two older brothers, John and William. George's death is a great loss to his many Friends in the L.G.B.T. community and beyond, around the world. He is lovingly missed by his dear friend and volunteer caregiver Christopher Hudspeth, and by his nephews and nieces, Jim HISLOP and his wife Wendy of Mississauga, John and his wife Gail HISLOP, Bruce HISLOP, Ann NORQU

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HISSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-07 published
DOBOS, Leslie
After a courageous battle on Saturday, March 5th, 2005 Leslie Dobos of R.R.#1 Mt. Brydges in his 54th year. Predeceased by parents Leslie and Malvin DOBOS. Dear brother of Agnes (Harry) BERKO of Union. Predeceased by one brother Frankie (1932.) Remembered fondly by nieces Linda BERKO of Prince Edward Island, Anna Marie (Michael) SUTHERILL of England, Suzanne BERKO (Gunther BAEHR) of Germany. Great Uncle and Godfather of Olivia SUTHERILL of England. Sadly missed by many other Friends and family. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home on Monday, March 7th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow on Tuesday from the Funeral Home commencing at 11 a.m. Reverend Lori HISSON officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Brydges. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HISSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-03-08 published
DOBOS, Leslie
After a courageous battle, on Saturday, March 5, 2005, Leslie DOBOS of R.R.#1, Mt. Brydges, in his 54th year. Predeceased by parents Leslie and Malvin DOBOS. Dear brother of Agnes (Harry) BERKO of Union. Predeceased by one brother Frankie (1932.) Remembered fondly by nieces Linda BERKO of Prince Edward Island, Anna Marie (Michael) SUTHERILL of England, Suzanne BERKO (Gunther BAEHR) of Germany. Great Uncle and godfather of Olivia SUTHERILL of England. Sadly missed by many other Friends and family. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, on Monday, March 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed on Tuesday from the funeral home, commencing at 11 a.m. Reverend Lori HISSON officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Brydges. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HISSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-09 published
BOWYER, Gladys Beth (née BEGGS)
Peacefully, at Chelsea Park, in Mississauga, on Thursday, April 7, 2005, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Mason BOWYER. Loving mother of Gale and her husband Eric PAYNE of Hamilton, Becky and her husband Chris HOLLINS of Vancouver, and Judy and her husband Dan HISSON of Burlington. Loved grandmother of Marybeth, Ashley, and Derek. Dear sister of Ella PEACE, Gordon BEGGS, Irene LUMLEY, Lloyd and Ralph BEGGS. Gladys will also be sadly missed by Mary and her husband Ed TREIGER and their children Barbara, Jim, and Gerry. Predeceased by her brother Clarence BEGGS. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Monday 7-9 p.m., where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Lung Association or the Osteoporosis Society of Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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