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HOMA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-07 published
Tony COSTANZA, Hairdresser: 1928-2005
Immigrant from Italy took up barbering in Ottawa; for decades, he trimmed the locks of the important and not so important
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, February 7, 2005 - Page S6
Ottawa -- For 45 years, ambassadors, prime ministers, viceroys and thousands of less-celebrated men had their hair cut by Tony COSTANZA at the Roma Barber Shop on Elgin Street in Ottawa. Holding court behind his favourite barber chair -- the first on the right when you came in -- he dispensed advice, jokes, opinions and stories to a never-ending stream of customers.
Everyone felt welcome, from working stiffs to the late Ray HNATYSHYN when he was governor-general. Pierre Elliott TRUDEAU dropped by, as well as judges from the nearby provincial courthouse and cadres of lawyers from surrounding office buildings. National Defence Headquarters isn't far away, so he served soldiers, airmen and sailors of all ranks, too.
All his clients received the same, no-fuss treatment. The interior of the tiny shop, which also houses Tony's Smoke Shop, is decorated with postcards, military cap badges and framed photos of favourite clients. The late Conservative politician George Hees is up there, along with former chief of defence General Ramsey Withers, and Paul Robinson, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Retired warrant officer Roger DESPARDE was one of many clients who made Friends with Mr. COSTANZA. "I was in at least once a week. I got to like him and we got along very well. He was like a brother to me, he confided in me."
The shop is an oasis of civility in an uncivil world, a place "where people came by to talk," said David HOMA, a long-time client who recognized Mr. COSTANZA for his acts of kindness. "From time to time, someone would come in for a haircut but couldn't pay. He'd thank them for their business, even though he knew they wouldn't be back to pay. I'm sure that happened a hundred times."
Originally from Sicily, Mr. COSTANZA served in the Italian border police in the late 1940s and then spent five years working in the coal mines of Lancashire, England. In 1955, he immigrated to Canada equipped with little English and just $20. A year later, he sent for his wife, Genoveffa, and son Alex.
Settling in Ottawa, he found work wherever he could. In 1955, he took up barbering. After working for others, Mr. COSTANZA set up on his own in 1960. Nine years later, he moved across the street to the present location and never looked back.
It wasn't easy, though. Six days a week, Mr. COSTANZA opened the shop at 7 a.m. and spent the next 13 hours there. He only took a vacation twice, returning to Italy in 1976 and 1988.
On a good day, he served about 10 clients, or roughly 100,000 haircuts in a career. Now and then, he felt obliged to exert professional influence. "If a guy wanted a particular style and my father thought he didn't have the hair for it, he would tactfully suggest something else," said son Mario COSTANZA. " The guy would usually walk away happy."
The late 1960s and early 1970s weren't kind to Mr. COSTANZA. Long hair was fashionable and most males no longer wanted a "short back and sides" every two weeks. He waited patiently for better days and played a lot of checkers.
However, things changed when son Alex COSTANZA began work at the shop. "I thought it would be a good idea to learn the trade and help my father out. We got along, didn't have any disagreements."
His younger brother Mario had already come to know the shop in the 1960s. He had a job there sweeping floors after school. "It was a thrill to be there and see my father at work and listen to him shooting the breeze with his customers. At the end of the day, he'd throw me a quarter."
In 1978, Mario decided to make it a family threesome. "I liked the relaxed atmosphere [so] I decided to follow in my father's footsteps."
On January 10, Tony COSTANZA cut his last head of hair. He went home early after deciding he did not feel well, and now his chair sits unoccupied and his brushes, scissors, clippers and combs lay untouched.
Gaetano (Tony) COSTANZA was born in Sicily on February 13, 1928. He died in Ottawa on January 13. He was 76. He leaves his wife, Genoveffa, sons Alex and Mario, and his sister, Concetta.

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HOMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
IRWIN, Garnet " Ross"
Garnet "Ross" of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Audrey (GEE) IRWIN and dearly loved father of Debra "Deb" VOSBOURGH of Woodstock and Ruth and her husband Bill WARREN of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter Louise IRWIN and by a sister Dorene McKENZIE. Much loved grandfather of Debbie and Jason HOMAN, Bill WARREN, Becky and Tyler BRADSHAW and great grandfather of Ashton James BRADSHAW. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ross was born in Toronto, on November 2, 1922, the son of the late Cecil WELLINGTON and Lorene IRWIN. He lived most of his life in Saint Thomas and worked over 25 years at Timken and then worked at Thermodisc. He served overseas in the Army during World War 2 and was an avid golfer. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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HOMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
IRWIN, Garnet " Ross"
Garnet "Ross" of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Audrey (GEE) IRWIN and dearly loved father of Deborah "Deb" VOSBOURGH of Woodstock and Ruth and her husband Bill WARREN of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter Louise IRWIN and by a sister Dorene McKENZIE. Much loved grandfather of Debbie and Jason HOMAN, Bill WARREN, Becky and Tyler BRADSHAW and great grandfather of Ashton James BRADSHAW. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ross was born in Toronto, on November 2, 1922, the son of the late Cecil WELLINGTON and Lorene IRWIN. He lived most of his life in Saint Thomas and worked over 25 years at Timken and then worked at Thermodisc. He served overseas in the Army during World War 2. and was an avid golfer. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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HOMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-17 published
ROSENTHAL, Lena " Skinny" (née DAVIS)
Passedaway at Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Emil. Loving mother of Carol MURPHY (Paul), James (Rema) and Jane WATTERS (Brian.) Dear grandmother of David, James (Tracey) and Bob MURPHY Suzanne, James and Patrick ROSENTHAL; Glenn (Joanne) and Cathy WATTERS, and Jennifer NAGY (Simon.) Great-grandmother of Kayla and Samantha MURPHY, Jessica and Dana MURPHY, Rachael, Sarah and Brian WATTERS, and Matthew and Lauren NAGY. Survived by her sister Winifred HOMAN of Florida, and brother Douglas DAVIS of Penetang. Predeceased by sisters Frances HULBERT and Kathleen COLBY, and brothers Wallace and Harold DAVIS. Lena will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Family reception at Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road, Toronto, on Saturday, June 18, 2005, 2: 00-4:00 p.m. No flowers please.

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HOMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-26 published
HOMAN, Patricia
Suddenly, at home on Friday, June 24, 2005 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Peter for over 60 years. Loving mother of Wendy (Jerry) NICHOLSON, Sandra (Jim) GUMMOW, and Joanne (Paul) GUEST. Proud grandmother of Peter, Michael, Cindy, Debbie, Shelley, Mark, David and Lindsay. Will be sadly missed by her eight great-grandchildren. Survived by her brothers Reggie, Victor and predeceased by Sam. Family and Friends will be received at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, 23 Main Street South (905-852-3073) on Sunday, June 26th, 2005 for service in the chapel at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow services. In Patricia's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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HOME o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-01 published
HOME, Margaret Elizabeth (formerly FAIRBAIRN)
Retired, Bank of Montreal
At home in Kingston Tuesday, August 30, 2005. Margaret Elizabeth HOME, in her 85th year. Beloved daughter of the late Charles HOME and the late Florence FAIRBAIRN. Predeceased by her sister Isabel NEIL. Fondly remembered by her nephew Palmer NEIL and his family of Burlington, Ontario. Born and raised in Kingston, where she worked as a stenographer for the Bank of Montreal until her retirement. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston, on Friday, September 2, 2005 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m., The Reverend Bruce SWEET officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
James Reid Cataraqui Chapel, Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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HOMEBROOK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-28 published
MANTLE, Gertrude May “Trudy” (née WILSON)
Peacefully on Friday May 27, 2005 at the McCall Centre, Etobicoke at the age of 86. Loving mother of Raymond and his wife Anne, of London, Stuart and his wife Anne, Russell and his wife Marina, and the late Ronald. Dear grandmother of Brenda, Greg, Doug, Steven, Karen, Jennifer and Julie. Great-grandmother of thirteen. Lovingly remembered by her sister Edith WILSON. Predeceased by her brother Thomas and sister Evelyn HOMEBROOK. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, May 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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HOMENIUK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-07-26 published
CROSSLEY, Evelyn
Passed away, July 13th, 2005, at her residence in London, in her 97th year. She was predeceased by many of her family including her beloved husband Jack Clayton CROSSLEY (Owen Sound) and son William John Clayton CROSSLEY (Calgary). Throughout her life, Evelyn touched many lives. In 1959, she took over the family business, Northern Transport, which she managed successfully through the sixties and into the seventies. Her true joy, however, was doing volunteer work in the community. She was an active member of St. George's Anglican Church in Owen Sound and particularly enjoyed being on the Chancel Guild. In the community, she took great pleasure in serving Meals On Wheels and was a proud member of the local Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. She was a dedicated mother and a truly admired and cherished Aunt Ev. She will be remembered for her courage and dignity, her sense of humour, her generous smile, and her remarkable memory for people, places and cards (mostly at the bridge table). Evelyn is survived by her daughters Gail McNEILL (Windsor) and Linda CROSSLEY- HAUCH, son-in-law Kuyler HAUCH (London) and daughter-in-law Linda CROSSLEY (Calgary.) She is also survived by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her nieces Frances WALSH (Markdale,) Sheila HOMENIUK (Calgary), and Eleanor Crossley DUNLOP and her husband Wayne (Sauble Beach). A funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 1049 Fourth Ave. E., Owen Sound on July 27th at 11: 00 a.m., and interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Evelyn are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Westview Funeral Chapel, entrusted with arrangements (519) 641-1793.
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HOMENIUK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-16 published
CROSSLEY, Evelyn
Evelyn CROSSLEY passed away July 13, 2005 at her residence in London, in her 97th year. She was predeceased by many of her family including her beloved husband Jack Clayton CROSSLEY (Owen Sound) and son William John Clayton CROSSLEY (Calgary.) Throughout her life, Evelyn touched many lives. In 1959, she took over the family business, Northern Transport, which she managed successfully through the sixties and into the seventies. Her true joy, however, was doing volunteer work in the community. She was an active member of St. George's Anglican Church in Owen Sound and particularly enjoyed being on the Chancel Guild. In the community, she took great pleasure in serving Meals on Wheels and was a proud member of the local Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. She was a dedicated mother and a truly admired and cherished Aunt Ev. She will be remembered for her courage and dignity, her sense of humour, her generous smile, and her remarkable memory for people, places and cards (mostly at the bridge table).
Evelyn is survived by her daughters Gail McNEILL (Windsor) and Linda CROSSLEY- HAUCH, son-in-law Kuyler HAUCH (London) and daughterin-law Linda CROSSLEY (Calgary.) She is also survived by eight grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and her nieces Frances WALSH (Markdale,) Sheila HOMENIUK (Calgary) and Eleanor Crossley DUNLOP and her husband Wayne (Sauble Beach.) The CROSSLEY family wishes to extend a sincere thank you and appreciation to Dr. Ron WILLER, for his extraordinary care and medical attention, to Lisa GUIDOLIN and Peter CALVERT for their ongoing Friendship and support and a special thanks to Becky CALVERT whose devotion and care provided great comfort and solace to her "gramma" as she approached the end of her long life well lived. A funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 1049 Fourth Avenue East, Owen Sound on July 27 at 11: 00 a.m., and interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Evelyn are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Westview Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements (641-1793).

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HOMENUIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-27 published
POPPLEWELL, Raymond " Bob"
(Member of the Oakville Masonic Lodge No. 400 and White Oaks Chapter). Peacefully on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, in his 94th year. Bob, beloved husband of Margaret. Loved father of Raymond and his wife Beth, Susan and the late Donald. Dear grandfather of Melissa and her husband Jeff HOMENUIK and Todd and his wife Donna. A service to celebrate the life of Bob will be held 3: 00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2005 at St. Paul's United Church, 454 Rebecca Street, Oakville. Cremation. If desired, memorial contributions to the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital or to St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place POPPLEWELL on the subject line.

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HOMENUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-06 published
CARTER, Alexander Walter
Walt Carter passed away peacefully in Toronto early Tuesday morning, the 4th of January, 2005, having just passed his 96th birthday. Dad enjoyed very good health and mobility up until these very last 2 or 3 months, and he was ready to go, when called. He is survived by his wife Madge (Marjory Edna GARDNER) and his sister Ida DONALD; his older brother Lionel, predeceased Dad. Mom and Dad were married for 68 years and have three married children, Brian (Charlotte,) Judy (Jerry HOMENUK,) and Tom (Louise.) There are lots of grandchildren who are going to miss 'gramps': Meghan, Andrew (and Andrea, soon to be his wife,) and Amelia CARTER Kim (Andy BURNHAM,) David, and Jill HOMENUK; and Jeff HODGINS (Lianne), Matthew CARTER (Nicole), and Krista (Todd VANZUILEKOM). He also leaves a great-granddaughter, Avery BURNHAM, whom he loved to visit with. Dad grew up in the Beach area of Toronto and spent a lot of time hiking and horseback riding in 'Taylor's Bush' back when there were only farm fields 'north of the Danforth'. He met Mom at a Saint John's Norway church dance; she was a great tennis player and they were on the Kew Beach courts often. Dad rowed in the 'eights' for the Argonauts, and his crew was of Olympic calibre. Dad was a businessman. He started working at fifteen, and although he never had a chance to attend university he became a successful owner of industrial heating engineering and supply companies. He and Mom loved to travel. Starting in the mid-1950s they spent more than two decades visiting England, Scotland, and Europe, repeatedly. He also loved to 'build'. As well as building the family home in York Mills, and a much loved cottage on Mink Lake near Apsley; at the 'ripe old age of 65' he helped his children build their cottages in Muskoka. Dad had a full life, and while we miss him, his passing was just as he wished it. Our special thanks to the Emergency and Intensive Care staff at Mount Sinai Hospital, and to the specialists who helped Dad. Our thanks as well to the staff of the Bradgate Arms for creating such a pleasant environment for Dad during his last few years. In Dad's honour, a donation to the Canadian Blood Services would be welcome. Canadian Blood Services 67 College Street Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M1

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HOMENUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-10 published
CARTER, Marjory Edna (née GARDNER)
Madge CARTER passed away peacefully in Toronto early Saturday morning, the 6th of August, having just reached her 93rd birthday on Friday. Mom enjoyed good health throughout her life, only losing mobility and memory over these last two years. She is predeceased by her husband Walt (Alexander Walter CARTER) who passed away in January. She is survived by two of her sisters, Patricia (Pat) FOX and Wilhelmina (Billy) FRASER. Mom and Dad were married for 68 years and have three married children, Brian (Charlotte,) Judy (Jerry HOMENUK,) and Tom (Louise.) There are lots of grandchildren who are going to miss 'grandma': Meghan, Amelia, and Andrew (Andrea) CARTER; Kim (Andy BURNHAM,) David, and Jill HOMENUK; and Jeff (Lianne) HODGINS, Krista (Todd) VANZUILEKOM, and Matthew (Nicole) CARTER. She also leaves two great-grandchildren, Avery and Charlie BURNHAM. Mom grew up in the Beach area of Toronto and was the second youngest in a family of nine girls. While the family didn't have 'a league of their own', Mom loved all types of sports, most notably tennis and speed skating. She spent a lot of time on the Kew Beach tennis courts and had the trophies to show for it. Saint John's Norway Anglican Church was an important focus for social activities and it was at a church dance where she met Dad. Mom was always cheerful, and while she worked in the 'early years', most of her years, and her love, were centred on being at home and bringing up her three children. She took up golf and worked in a women's fashion shop in her mature years so that she could always be 'keeping busy', staying in contact with people, and making new Friends; everyone 'took to Mom' right away. Our special thanks to the Salvation Army and the staff of the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor who took excellent care of Mom over her last two years. The Salvation Army was always Mom's favourite, and she knitted several hundred pairs of mittens over two decades for its Christmas bazaars. A donation to the Salvation Army in Mom's memory would be most appreciated.

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HOMENUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-06 published
CARTER, Alexander Walter
Walt CARTER passed away peacefully in Toronto early Tuesday morning, the 4th of January, 2005, having just passed his 96th birthday. Dad enjoyed very good health and mobility up until these very last 2 or 3 months, and he was ready to go, when called. He is survived by his wife Madge (Marjory Edna GARDNER) and his sister Ida DONALD; his older brother Lionel, predeceased Dad. Mom and Dad were married for 68 years and have three married children, Brian (Charlotte,) Judy (Jerry HOMENUK,) and Tom (Louise.) There are lots of grandchildren who are going to miss 'gramps': Meghan, Andrew (and Andrea, soon to be his wife,) and Amelia CARTER Kim (Andy BURNHAM,) David, and Jill HOMENUK; and Jeff HODGINS (Lianne), Matthew CARTER (Nicole), and Krista (Todd VANZUILEKOM). He also leaves a great-granddaughter, Avery BURNHAM, whom he loved to visit with. Dad grew up in the Beach area of Toronto and spent a lot of time hiking and horseback riding in 'Taylor's Bush' back when there were only farm fields 'north of the Danforth'. He met Mom at a Saint John's Norway church dance; she was a great tennis player and they were on the Kew Beach courts often. Dad rowed in the 'eights' for the Argonauts, and his crew was of Olympic calibre. Dad was a businessman. He started working at fifteen, and although he never had a chance to attend university he became a successful owner of industrial heating engineering and supply companies. He and Mom loved to travel. Starting in the mid-1950s they spent more than two decades visiting England, Scotland, and Europe, repeatedly. He also loved to 'build'. As well as building the family home in York Mills, and a much loved cottage on Mink Lake near Apsley; at the 'ripe old age of 65' he helped his children build their cottages in Muskoka. Dad had a full life, and while we miss him, his passing was just as he wished it. Our special thanks to the Emergency and Intensive Care staff at Mount Sinai Hospital, and to the specialists who helped Dad. Our thanks as well to the staff of the Bradgate Arms for creating such a pleasant environment for Dad during his last few years. In Dad's honour, a donation to the Canadian Blood Services would be welcome: Canadian Blood Services, 67 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M1.

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HOMENUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-10 published
CARTER, Marjory Edna (née GARDNER)
Madge CARTER passed away peacefully in Toronto early Saturday morning, the 6th of August, 2005 having just reached her 93rd birthday on Friday. Mom enjoyed good health throughout her life, only losing mobility and memory over these last two years. She is predeceased by her husband Walt (Alexander Walter CARTER) who passed away in January. She is survived by two of her sisters, Patricia (Pat) FOX and Wilhelmina (Billy) FRASER. Mom and Dad were married for 68 years and have three married children, Brian (Charlotte,) Judy (Jerry HOMENUK,) and Tom (Louise.) There are lots of grandchildren who are going to miss 'grandma': Meghan, Amelia, and Andrew (Andrea) CARTER; Kim (Andy BURNHAM,) David, and Jill HOMENUK; and Jeff (Lianne) HODGINS, Krista (Todd) VANZUILEKOM, and Matthew (Nicole) CARTER. She also leaves two great-grandchildren, Avery and Charlie BURNHAM. Mom grew up in the Beach area of Toronto and was the second youngest in a family of nine girls. While the family didn't have 'a league of their own', Mom loved all types of sports, most notably tennis and speed skating. She spent a lot of time on the Kew Beach tennis courts and had the trophies to show for it. Saint John's Norway Anglican Church was an important focus for social activities and it was at a church dance where she met Dad. Mom was always cheerful, and while she worked in the 'early years', most of her years, and her love, were centred on being at home and bringing up her three children. She took up golf and worked in a women's fashion shop in her mature years so that she could always be 'keeping busy', staying in contact with people, and making new Friends; everyone 'took to Mom' right away. Our special thanks to the Salvation Army and the staff of the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor who took excellent care of Mom over her last two years. The Salvation Army was always Mom's favourite, and she knitted several hundred pairs of mittens over two decades for its Christmas bazaars. A donation to the Salvation Army in Mom's memory would be most appreciated.

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-13 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Dallas (née HOMER- DICKSON/DIXON)
Died peacefully in Dundas, Ontario on January 11, 2005 at the age of 90. Dallas leaves her children Susan CARLSON, Peter TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Mary MOOGK, Tim TAILOR/TAYLOR and his wife Claire and Penelope HUDSON. She leaves her adored grandchildren Janet, Stephen, Leif, Jennifer, Francesca, Alexandra, Adam, Mark, Christopher and Philip and her great grandchildren Max, Aiden, Alexandra, Anika and Olivia. She is also survived by her 'baby brudder' Douglas HOMER- DICKSON/DIXON of Victoria. Dallas was born in Toronto on July 2, 1914. She lived in Winnipeg and Victoria before travelling to England to work in London during World War 2. After the war she married Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR and became passionately immersed in the life of a naval wife. This resulted in her living in Ottawa, Victoria, Washington, D.C., London, England and Hamilton, Ontario. It was in the Hamilton area that Dallas spent her last 44 years. As a manifestation of her lifelong love of the arts, she was for many years actively engaged with the National Ballet of Canada. In addition to her involvement with the Hamilton Branch she contributed to the development of the National Ballet School. Dallas was a cook extraordinaire who believed that most problems could be solved with good food. She was well known for her parties, her twinkle, her storytelling and her ability to put people at ease. The family would like to acknowledge the tremendous support of the caregivers at the Hamilton Community Care Access Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses and Paramed for helping Dallas conclude her life in her own home. In particular, we recognize the support of Tammy HENDSEBEE whose professional dedication to and love for Dallas were exceptional. A memorial visitation will be held in the J.B. Marlatt Family Centre, 195 King Street East, Dundas, Ontario from 2-5 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dallas's name to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-19 published
SERMAT, Dr. Vello (August 19, 1925-September 16, 2005)
Vello passed away quietly at St. Joseph's hospital on Friday after suffering from a stroke earlier in the week. His son and daughter were by his side, and several of his Friends had visited him earlier that day. Born in Voru, Estonia, Vello immigrated to Canada in the 1950's, spending time in Finland and Sweden after escaping from German-occupied Estonia in 1943. His parents, August and Marta SERMAT, and his two brothers, Ulo and Ago, are deceased. Vello graduated from Yale University in 1960 with a doctorate in psychology and earned the Yale Graduate School's Senior Sterling Fellowship, as well as the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He was the recipient of numerous other grants and awards from the University of Oregon, the National Research Council of Canada and York University. Vello retired from teaching as Professor of Psychology at York University, and his long-standing career included postings at the University of Toronto, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Oregon, at Eugene. His many publications included articles in the Canadian Journal of Psychology, the Journal of Social Psychology, the British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, the Journal of Baltic Studies, Psykologia, Akadeemia, Kasvatus, and Kasvun Vuodet, among many others. He spent many years compiling his memoirs and self-published a novel in the 1980s. A prolific writer, painter, photographer and aficionado of the symphony, the ballet and the theatre, Vello appreciated all things cultural and artistic. He was enamored of nature and wildflowers, long walks and still moments. His original paintings and photographs reflect the passion he held for the beauty of the natural world. Awarded the Order of Estonia in February 2001, Vello considered this honour very dear, as his heart and soul never strayed far from the land of his birth. Vello leaves his two children, Alan SERMAT and Stephanie HOMER, as well as many close Friends, family members and associates worldwide. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 383 Jarvis Street at Carlton. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada or to the Estonian Relief Committee in Canada. Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-22 published
SERMAT, Vello -- Dispatch
By Kate L. BARRETTE, Saturday, October 22, 2005, Page M6
Vello SERMAT developed a keen sense of survival at a young age. At 16, having been conscripted into the German army, which was occupying his native Estonia, he found an opportunity to escape by boat to Finland. He would have to leave his family behind. But his father gave him gold coins for the journey, and he left.
In Finland, there were still many dangers: conscription into the Finnish army or, with the Soviet presence, the risk of being deported to Siberia. So he escaped to Sweden -- on skis, by night, over the Baltic Sea.
Dr. SERMAT made it to an Estonian refugee camp, where he was one of 100 students to finish an education interrupted by war. "They really became each other's families," said his daughter, Stephanie HOMER. Ten of the group attended his funeral last month.
The trauma of leaving Estonia never left Dr. SERMAT, and it informed his studies when he came to Canada in 1953. With three languages already under his belt, he conquered English after just two years in Toronto. He then studied psychology at Yale, specializing in social relations and loneliness.
Dr. SERMAT, who loved sketching and photographing nature, could never forget his native land. Through the years, he contributed political writings and academic support to Estonian universities. In 2001, Estonia awarded him the White Cross, the country's highest civilian honour.
"He made... every student over the years aware of the experience he came from, and how it relates to the modern world," Ms. HOMER said. "He never stopped caring."

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-09 published
CAROLIN, Faigie (née SCHNEIDER)
In Montreal, on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at the Jewish General Hospital. Devoted wife of the late Saul CAROLIN. Adoring mother and mother-in-law of Ted and Janice (née PAP.) Doting grandmother of David and Jeffrey. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ida and the late Max WEINER, the late Zip and Louis DOBROFSKY, the late Sarah and Otto HOMER, and the late Harry and Anne SCHNEIDER. Sister-in-law of Celia and the late Jimmy SILVERMAN, Ida and the late Norman BAILEY, and the late Lea and Albert BOYANER. She will be sadly missed by all her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of 6NW at the Jewish General Hospital and especially to Ellen TISSENBAUM, the Manoir Montefiore staff, and all the caregivers who spent long hours comforting her. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon W. on Friday, December 9 at 10: 00 a.m. Burial at the Young Israel of Montreal Congregation section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva will be held in Toronto on Sunday through Wednesday evenings at 78 Chiltern Hill Road. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-03 published
HOMER, Raymond Edward
After a brief illness at the Kingston General Hospital entered into rest on Thursday, December 30, 2004, in his 82nd year, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Mary Lily PATRICK (1994.) son of the late Wellington HOMER and Ivy GREENE. Born in Erin, Ontario on February 22, 1923. Loving father of Wayne, Russell, Timothy (Darlene), Raymond (Melissa) and Kathleen (Rob). Beloved brother of Margaret SMITH, Wellington, William (Shirley), Barbara KESLICK (Carl), Beatrice, Paul (Jean) and predeceased by Charles, Joan and Marjorie. Loving grandfather of Brett, Marcy, Lee, Paul, Trevor, Val, Krissy RICHARDS, Russell, R.J., Danielle, Deanna, Andrew, Kelly RICHARDS, Hayley, Chelsea and great-grandfather of Ethan and predeceased by Grayson. Friends are invited to call at the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 5 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
BAIN, Robert
Peacefully on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 76. Robert, beloved father of Michael BAIN and his wife Christie ANDERSON, Mary and her husband Victor LYTTLE, and Murray BAIN. Loved grandfather of Trent LYTTLE, Sam LYTTLE, Victoria LYTTLE, Madison BAIN and Mathew BAIN. Dear brother of Ruth and her husband Ivan HOMER, Maureen and her husband William SMYTH, Wesley BAIN and his wife Sandy, Naomi and her husband Edward BRENNAN, and the late Mary BAIN. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) on Wednesday, January 5th from 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Memorial donations to the Durham Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-22 published
SMYTH, Maureen (BAIN)
Born January 11, 1933 in Belfast, Ireland. Passed away Friday, June 17, 2005 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease, in her 72nd year. Loving wife to William (Bill) SMYTH for 37 years. Devoted mother to Christopher and Porntida (Patti) SMYTH. Loving sister to Ruth and Ivan HOMER, Wesley and Sandy BAIN, Naomi and Edward BRENNAN and the late Robert BAIN. A caring Aunt to all her nieces and nephews, as well as her great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Erindale Presbyterian Church in Mississauga on Saturday, June 25th at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada.

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HOMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-09 published
HOMER, Lisa Helene
After a courageous battle, passed away surrounded by family at Toronto East General Hospital on August 7, 2005. Lisa, beloved daughter of William and Shirley of Toronto. Loving sister of David and Patti of Newmarket. Devoted aunt to Daniel, Amy, and Annie of Newmarket. Sadly missed by numerous family and Friends. Visitation at The Church of St. Jude's (Wexford), 10 Howarth Ave., Wednesday, August 10th from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Jude's Thursday, August 11th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Memorial Fund. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Toronto East General Hospital.

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HOMEWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-21 published
McCAULEY, Margaret " Irene"
With sadness we announce the passing of Irene, on Saturday, 19th February, 2005. Irene, beloved wife of the late Gerald Ramsay McCAULEY. Loving mother of the late Ricard William McCAULEY, and Marilyn Robin HOMEWOOD. Dear grandmother of Shauna Douglasse CURTIS (Dan GAEDE.) "Grandma" to Sydney and Spencer HOMEWOOD. A Celebration of Irene's Life will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Road), 416-293-5211, on Thursday, 24th February at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army.

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HOMEWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-10 published
HOMEWOOD, Andrew M. (1919-2005)
Cails Mills, New Brunswick. Andrew M. HOMEWOOD, age 86, of Cails Mills and formerly of Toronto and Barrie, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Stella Marie de Kent Hospital, Ste. Anne on the morning of November 8, 2005. Andy was employed for many years at Toronto City Hall, retiring in 1984. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Dorothy (née ROONEY;) his five children, Peter (Linda), Muriel (Bill), Tom, Bob (Marnie), Peggy and beloved granddaughter Candice STAFFORD. Resting at Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto, New Brunswick, Friday, November 11, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass and interment will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church, Bass River, New Brunswick on Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto, New Brunswick (506-523-4252). www.thomsonsfuneralhome.com

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HOMEWOOD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-07 published
KIESSLING, Anthony Cardew
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Tony KIESSLING of Sidney, British Columbia, who passed away on December 4, 2005. Born in Teddington, England in 1925, he was predeceased by Eileen (née HOMEWOOD,) his wife of over 50 years. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Jan COLTON (John) and his son Mark (Lindsay) and by his granddaughter Jennifer, who was the light of his life. He will be missed by the family and many Friends his life enriched. Our thanks go to Doctors Spencer and Cunningham and to the staff of Saanichton Peninsula Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in our Dad's name to a charity of your choice.

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HOMINUCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-05 published
MORGAN, Brad
Suddenly, as the result of an accident, on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Brad MORGAN, 25 years of age, loving son of Lilah and Barry of St. Catharines. Dear brother of Barry Jr. of Scarborough. Loved fiance of Sandra McGRATH of Barrie. Dear grand_son of Charles and Emily WRIGHT of Welland and the late Ethyl MORGAN. Beloved nephew of Bob and Linda WRIGHT, Kathy and Mike HOMINUCK, Paul and Cathy WRIGHT, Tom and Carolle WRIGHT, all of Welland, George and Linda WRIGHT of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Louise and Lee SCOTT- GOATS, Anita and James SEXTON, Kevin and Jennifer WRIGHT, all of Prince George, British Columbia, Jim and Kerri WRIGHT of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Debi HALLAM of Vernon, British Columbia, Glenn MORGAN and Holly HENDERSON of Pickering, Steve and Linda MORGAN of Whitby, Kevin and Marti MORGAN of Apex, North Carolina Dan and Magda MORGAN of Scarborough, Rob and the late Maureen MacLAM of Ajax, James and Sandra MORGAN of King City, and numerous cousins and many Friends. Brad grew up always involved in lacrosse and hockey. He played with the St. Catharines Jr. B Falcons, went on to play Ontario Hockey League Jr. A hockey for the Barrie Colts and Sudbury Wolves, and finished his hockey career with Saint Mary's University Huskies in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Brad was beginning to embark on a promising, successful business career. Brad is resting at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines until Thursday at 9: 30 a.m. A Celebration of Brad's life will be held in St. George's Anglican Church at 10 a.m. Cremation. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial remembrances to the Oncology Clinic in honour of Brad's grandparents would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book: www.dartefuneralhome.com

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HOMMA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-18 published
HOMMA, Kenji
Peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Joyce and loving father of Leah and Doug, and Jeffrey and Fusako. Dear son to Hasue and the late Joseph, and brother to June and John IRIE. Private cremation to take place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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HOMMEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
GRAHAM, Donald Anthony " Tony"
Peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at the age of 55, after a long, courageous battle. Beloved husband and friend of Jill. Devoted and proud father of Sara and Jeff. Loving brother of Chris (Maryse), Julie MOLNAR (Roger), Greg, Martha VENDRASCO (Jim,) Elizabeth TWEED and Maureen (Blair DICKIE.) Dear nephew of Rosalie CAMPEAU (Jerry) and Evie HOMMEL. Tony will be missed and fondly remembered by many close Friends and extended family members. Visitation will take place at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas) in Oakville, L6H 7A8 (905) 257-8822 on Sunday, July 17 from 1-4 p.m. and Monday, July 18 from 7-9 p.m. A tribute to Tony will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Donations to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, Cancer Fund (Oncology Clinic) "c/o Glen Oaks Reception Centre (at address above)" would be appreciated by the family.

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HOMOYLO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-12 published
ROWLAND, Fred (September 11, 1926-November 5, 2005)
Fred ROWLAND of McKellar, Ontario, age 79, passed away at the Belvedere Nursing Home in Parry Sound, Friday, November 5, 2005. Fred leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years Alice PETAWANIKWEB, son Raymond and his wife Linda, son Ted, daughter Jennifer HOMOYLO and her husband Tom and granddaughter Michelle. Sadly missed by brothers Jim, Richard, Trevor and Michael, sisters Ruth BLACK and Patricia BUTLER, and 12 nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and Friends took place November 6, 2005 at the Torrance Funeral Home, Parry Sound, followed by cremation.

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HOMUTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-01 published
SWATRIDGE, Audrey Marie (MANN)
At Braemar Ret irement Centre, on Sunday, January 30, 2005, Mrs. Audrey SWATRIDGE of Wingham, age 81 years. The former Audrey MANN beloved wife of the late Harold J. (Hap) SWATRIDGE, who predeceased her in 1998. Loving mother of Jill SWATRIDGE of Egmondville. Dear sister of Dorothy EBEL of Mitchell, sister-in-law of Winnifred HOMUTH of Hensall, Shirley FAIRLES of Stratford, Leonard and Margaret SWATRIDGE of Rexdale, and Norine SWATRIDGE of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Paul in 1975. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Tuesday, 12: 00-1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. Interment in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Ontario. Memorial donations to Alzheimers Society of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HOMUTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-04 published
WRIGHT, Grace Elizabeth (née HOMUTH)
Grace Elizabeth (HOMUTH) WRIGHT of the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell and formerly of Wingham passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 in her 98th year. She left this earth as she lived on it - "With Grace and Dignity". Born on June 23, 1907 in Teeswater, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Ross T. WRIGHT (1956.) Cherished and much loved mother of Jim of Mitchell, Ross (Ruth Ann) of Goderich, Gwen (Gord) of Woodstock and Beverley of Goderich. Beloved grandmother of Jeff WRIGHT of Winnipeg, Scott WRIGHT of Calgary, Greg (Lynne) BROWN of Thunder Bay, Michael BROWN of Woodstock, Holly GUSHE of North Bay and Timothy (Heather) BROWN of Woodstock. Dear great grandmother of Kyle and Benjamin BROWN of Thunder Bay and of Mitchell WRIGHT of Calgary. Dear sister-in-law of Winnifred HOMUTH of Hensall. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and many cherished Friends. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Bertha (McKAGUE) HOMUTH, brothers Clare, Herb, Bob, Mac and Carl HOMUTH. She was a "special mom" to Christina and Jack HOFFMEYER.
Grace was a Registered Nurse, having graduated from the Stratford General Hospital School of Nursing in 1928. She continued her profession for a number of years in Stratford before moving to live with her family in Mitchell for 25 years. She then moved to Goderich where she nursed at the Alexandra Marine Hospital and later retired to Wingham for about 37 years. While in Wingham, Grace was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful longtime worker with the Women's Missionary Society. She has resided at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell for the last five years. There will be no funeral home visitation. A celebration of Grace's life will take place with a public memorial service at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Mitchell Area Mobility Bus or the charity of one's choice. A special "thank you" to Reverend Thelma KUDELKA, Rev. Peter BUSH, Dr. Liora STEELE, Dr. Mark DIOTALLEVI and the amazing and compassionate staff at the Ritz Lutheran Villa for all of their dedication and care of our dear mother during the last five years. The family also wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to the many Friends and relatives for their ongoing love and support. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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HOMUTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-15 published
WRIGHT, Grace Elizabeth (HOMUTH)
Grace Elizabeth (HOMUTH) WRIGHT of the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell and formerly of Wingham passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 in her 98th year. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Saturday, March 19, 2005 from 12: 00 noon until the time of a public memorial service at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Jan McINTYRE of the Shakespeare Presbyterian Church, Shakespeare presiding. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Mitchell Area Mobility Bus or the charity of one's choice. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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