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HUFF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-10 published
MAGEE, Pearl Anna (née MINKE)
Peacefully, at Summit Place, in Owen Sound, on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005. Pearl Anna MAGEE (née MINKE) formerly of Desboro and Southampton, in her 96th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Raymond W. MAGEE (1971.) Loving mother of Joyce (Bev) GRAHLMAN and Erla (Glenn) McNABB, both of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Mark, Kevin, Dana (MacDONNELL,) Anne (PIETRANTONIO) and Tim and her twelve great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister, Gertrude MALUSKE. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Christian and Annie (BURMEISTER) MINKE; her brothers, Melvin MINKE and his wife, Helen and Elmer MINKE and his wife, Bertha; her sister, Edna KUNSENHAUSER and her husband, Melvin and her brother-in-law, Arthur MALUSKE. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492), on Thursday, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Pearl MAGEE will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1049 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, on Friday, February 11th, 2005, at 2: 00 p.m., with Reverend Harry HUFF officiating. Spring interment in the Desboro Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.
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HUFF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-08 published
LAMBERT, Wendy Lynn (née JACKSON)
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family and Friends at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Sunday, March 6th, 2005. Wendy Lynn LAMBERT- WOERRLEIN (née JACKSON,) of Desboro, in her 52nd year. Loving spouse of Peter WOERRLEIN. Beloved mother of Owen LAMBERT, Craig (Diane) LAMBERT and Christopher LAMBERT. Devoted gramma of Asha, Jake, Trevor, Taylor, Travis and Joey. Precious daughter of Joan E. JACKSON- VRIEND and the late William JACKSON (1967.) Loving sister of Stephen JACKSON (Sabina,) Heather (Bruce) GRAHAM, Doreen TALASKAVICH and Karen (Jeff) McKEE. Special sister of Donna LINDSAY. Dear daughter-in-law of Hans and Marga WOERRLEIN and sister-in-law of Dave and Doris LANG. Special aunt of Alysha LANG. Wendy will be lovingly remembered by many nieces & nephews and by her extended families and Friends especially, Frank BARNSLEY, Paul and Karen MORRISON and Trevor LAMBERT. A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Wendy LAMBERT will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1049 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, on Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Harry HUFF officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of Canada as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492). "Wendy was an inspiration to us all and always will be".
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HUFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-21 published
ARNOLD, William E. " Bill"
Formerly of Glencoe, passed away peacefully at the Thamesview Lodge, Chatham on Saturday February 19, 2005 at the age of 74. Born in Chatham Twp., son of the late Earl and Ethel TIFFIN) ARNOLD. Predeceased by his sister Marilla (Millie) HUFF and brother Bob. Bill is survived by sisters Betty TERRY (Bill), Shirley KOSKELA, Elaine TERECH, Margery COLBY (Hugh,) brothers Bill and Lorne ARNOLD (Ella,) a brother-in-law Doug HUFF, sister-in-law Lise ARNOLD and their families. Family and Friends will be received at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Monday February 21, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the charity of ones choice. A tree will be planted in Memory of Bill ARNOLD in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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HUFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-01 published
HUFF, Cecilia (formerly MILLER, née ANDERSON)
Cecilia (ANDERSON) a resident of Moraviantown, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Sunday February 27, 2005 at the age of 98. Born in Elk Rapids, Michigan, daughter of the late Erick and Eliza (Ance) ANDERSON. Cecilia is predeceased by her first husband Fred MILLER (1947) and her late husband John HUFF (1975.) Loving mother of Margaret PETERS of Moraviantown, Ramona WILDER of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Special grandmother of Valerie MAIDENS, Erick Jr. and Lisa ANDERSON, Susannah MITCHELL, Thomas and Deborah ANDERSON, Faith ANDERSON all residing in the United States. Loving grandmother of 28 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters Josephine PEDWAYDON, Jean STONEFISH and sons William HUFF, Charles HUFF, and Erick ANDERSON. The HUFF family will receive Friends at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Tuesday from 4: 00 - 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Pierce RUSSELL of St. Peter's Anglican Church, Moraviantown officiating. Interment Moraviantown Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Delaware Seniors Centre. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted in Memory of Cecilia HUFF in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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HUFF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-04 published
BRANT, William Raymond
With great sadness, the family wish to announce the sudden death of, William Raymond BRANT " Billy Banana," of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, in his 62nd year. Loving father of Rachel SNAKE, William, Raymond (Rhonda) and Steve. Beloved grandfather of Sarah, Jared, Shaylea, Shaylynn and Mya. Stepfather of Emeric (Karen) SNAKE and Natalie (Hoby) SNAKE. Sadly missed by Cheryl SNAKE and Wanda PETERS and best friend Archie. Survived by sisters Leona (Basil) HENDRICK, Lorene RILEY, Maxine (Paul) HENDRICK; stepsisters Evelyn (Frank) HENDRICK, Karen (Ray) ANTONE, Wanda (Mike) RILEY; and stepbrothers Warren (Cheryl) HUFF, Goldie RILEY, James (Gail) RILEY and Darren (Shirley) RILEY. Also survived by uncle Levi RILEY as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by parents Raymond and Eleanor BRANT; brothers Bryce RILEY, Sherwin (Jerry) RILEY Grandmother Mary Ann RILEY and Uncle Kingsley RILEY who raised him. A traditional ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 4th at the Chippewa Community Centre from 7-9 p.m. Funeral procession will leave the home of Rachel SNAKE (530 4th Sideroad) on Friday, August 5th at 7: 30 a.m. Interment Colbourne Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of "Billy Banana" are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges entrusted with arrangements.

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HUFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-05 published
GREGOROVICH, Patricia (formerly McELCHERAN, née WARD)
Suddenly at Sunnybrook Hospital on Tuesday, May 3rd 2005, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Andrew. Beautiful mother to Kevin McELCHERAN and his wife Pamela HUFF, Tim McELCHERAN and his wife Susan, Paul McELCHERAN and his wife Suzanne, Cathi RICHARDSON- BIRD and her husband Richard BIRD, Vicki McRAE and her husband Michael, Christopher McELCHERAN and his wife Cindy WONG. Loving stepmother to Michael, Nadia and Larissa GREGOROVICH. Proud grandmother to Ian, Clare, Sarah, Meghan, Patrick, Luke, Anna, Daniel, Kim, Kirsten, Alex, Emily, Diana, Adam, Matthew, Alanna, Tim, Julia, Allison, Chloe and Cayleigh. Pat is survived by her two brothers Gerald WARD and his wife Loretta and Ken WARD and his wife Maria, and her McELCHERAN in-laws Don and Sylvia, Elma and Don PATTERSON, Tom WILSON and Don CAMERON. A special thankyou to Dr. OSBORNE and the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital for their exceptional care. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 Blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday from 24 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary Church (St. Clair Ave West near Bathurst St.) on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. A reception will follow the Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, a remembrance may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly St, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 5M1.

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HUFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-14 published
CAMERON, Gordon Taylor, P.Eng.
(Jan. 5, 1925-May 9, 2005)
Loved by his daughter Jill, son-in-law Don HUFF and grandchildren Addy, Carter and Sally. Gordon was pre-deceased by his wife Joan ADDY (1958) and partner Hope TYRRELL. Gordon loved reading, jazz and limericks. We loved his #1 brain, fine sense of humour and always natty attire. He is survived by his favourite sister Shirley (Evan JONES,) nieces and nephew Debbie, Wendy and Paul, great companion Louise McKNIGHT and long standing Friends MaryJean and John, Pauline, Dorothy, Peggy and Don, who will all miss his phone calls. Respecting Gordon's aversion to funerals, his family will gather to celebrate his life over lunch and a toast of Gordon's Gin.

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HUFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-26 published
CROCKFORD, Nora
Peacefully on Friday, February 25, 2005, at Versa Care Nursing Home, in her 107th year. Nora, beloved wife of the late Harry. Dear sister of the late Jessie SHAW. She will be sadly missed by her close Friends Fred and Ingrid HUFF. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 11: 30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the Ward Chapel at 12: 30 p.m. Cremation. Condolences may be sent to nora.crockford@wardfh.com

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HUFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
CROCKFORD, Nora
Peacefully on Friday, February 25, 2005, at Versa Care Nursing Home, in her 107th year. Nora, beloved wife of the late Harry. Dear sister of the late Jessie SHAW, Hilda SHAW, Ernest, Frank, George, Allen and Stanley. She will be sadly missed by her close Friends Fred and Ingrid HUFF. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 from 11: 30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the Ward Chapel at 12: 30 p.m. Cremation. Condolences may be sent to nora.crockford@wardfh.com

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HUFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
DEXTER, Ida Elizabeth (formerly WAKELY, née RYAN)
Peacefully at The Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday, April 15th, 2005 in her 92nd year. Ida RYAN, beloved wife of the late George WAKELY and Clifford DEXTER both Veterans of World War 2. Dear mother of Harold WAKELY and his wife Donna of Port Hope, Penneth Anne HUFF (DEXTER) and her husband Larry of Picton and Philip DEXTER and his wife Catherine of Janetville. Loving grandmother of Karen WAKELY, Jeff WAKELY and his wife Jan, Shaun KENNEDY, Lisa and Amie HUFF, Jeb and Cheslee DEXTER. Great-grandmother of Robert and the late Ryan WAKELY. Sister of Bruce RYAN and the late Charlie RYAN and Ruby GAGE (RYAN.) Friends are invited to call at the Ross Funeral Chapel, 135 Walton Street, Port Hope, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 21st, at 10: 30 a.m. Memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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HUFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
GREGOROVICH, Patricia (formerly McELCHERAN, née WARD)
Suddenly at Sunnybrook Hospital on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Andrew. Beautiful mother to Kevin McELCHERAN and his wife Pamela HUFF, Tim McELCHERAN and his wife Susan, Paul McELCHERAN and his wife Suzanne, Cathi RICHARDSON- BIRD and her husband Richard BIRD, Vicki McRAE and her husband Michael, Christopher McELCHERAN and his wife Cindy WONG. Loving stepmother to Michael, Nadia and Larissa GREGOROVICH. Proud grandmother to Ian, Clare, Sarah, Meghan, Patrick, Luke, Anna, Daniel, Kim, Kirsten, Alex, Emily, Diana, Adam, Matthew, Alanna, Tim, Julia, Allison, Chloe and Cayleigh. Pat is survived by her two brothers Gerald WARD and his wife Loretta and Ken WARD and his wife Maria, and her McELCHERAN in-laws Don and Sylvia, Elma and Don PATTERSON, Tom WILSON and Don CAMERON. A special thank-you to Dr. OSBORNE and the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital for their exceptional care. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary Church (St. Clair Ave. West near Bathurst St.) on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. A reception will follow the Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, a remembrance may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 5M1.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-05-04 published
GONDER, Duncan
Of Elmwood, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital, on Monday, May 2nd, 2005. He was 68. Survived by his wife Shirley (SICKEL) GONDER; daughters, Pat (John) BRUNNER of Elmwood, Bonnie (Mike) HUFFMAN of Hanover, Penny (Sam) HUETTLIN of Chesley; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Lloyd (Doris) of Huntsville, Bob (Chloe) of Hepworth, Murray (Udell) of Owen Sound, John (Jeff) of Owen Sound; sister Shirley TRACEY of Elliott Lake. Predeceased by his twin brother Doug and brother Jim. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 5th, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m., at Saint John's Lutheran Church, Elmwood. Interment in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Brant Township. Memorial donations to the Lung Association or St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brant would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca
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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-16 published
ECKHARDT, Doris Irene (née ROBBINS)
Doris was welcomed to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 13th, 2005, in Kitchener, Ontario. She was born in Glenelg Township, Grey County on October 19th, 1923. Dear mother of Douglas (Judy), Kenneth (Lois,) both of Elora, Peter (Pat,) Carol (Colin) KIDDLE, both of Kitchener, and Robert (Jocelyne) of Welland. Grandmother of Laura (Jeff) HUFFMAN, Heather ECKHARDT, Rob ECKHARDT, Kendra (Jeff) BALTUS, Connie (Paul) FLORICA, Kevin (Tracy) ECKHARDT, Dwayne (Justine) ECKHARDT, Paul ECKHARDT, Jackie (Rob) DITTMER, Tony KIDDLE, Krista ECKHARDT and Matthew ECKHARDT. Loving great-grandmother of twelve. Doris is survived by her brother Mitch (Eve) ROBBINS, of Hanover and her sister, Lucy QUARRIER of Markdale. Predeceased by her husband, John Andress ECKHARDT, her parents, Sarah Ann (BRYANS) and Peter ROBBINS, her brothers, Mel, Norm, Ross, Peter, and Don, her sisters, Evelyn and Vera, and her granddaughter Leslie Anne ECKHARDT. Doris lived most of her life in the Durham area and worked at St. Raphael's Nursing Home and the Durham Memorial Hospital for many years. Doris' family will receive relatives and Friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (749-8467), Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. and Thursday, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. The Funeral service for Doris will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday November 17th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Private family interment in Maplewood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener or Mission Services of London would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1825 for Doris' memorial.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-10 published
SOAN, Finlay
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Monday, February 8, 2005 Baby Finlay SOAN. Beloved son of Andy and Lynsi SOAN of Dorchester. Dear grand_son of Barb HUFFMAN, Ken HUFFMAN and Ted and Greta SOAN all of London. A private family funeral service will be held at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester. Memorial donations to the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-05 published
McDONALD, George
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Friday, March 4, 2005. George McDONALD, 64 years, of Sarnia, and formerly of Petrolia. Loving husband of Dorothy. Loved father of Lisa and Tom WALKER, Carol and Kevin KAMEKA, Brad McDONALD and Shelby McDONALD all of Sarnia. Loving grandfather to Josh and Cassie WALKER and Curtis KAMEKA. Dear brother to Buck and Blanche McDONALD of Lumby, British Columbia, Bob and Jean McDONALD of Lion's Head, Donna and Don BARNES of Corunna, Jim and Sharon McDONALD of Petrolia and Rose and Bill HUFFMAN and Marg and the late Dan FOSTER all of Sarnia. Will be missed by step-children Jim SPROULE and his son Kennie and Lisa and Doug WINDOVER and their son Joey all of Sarnia, his mother-in-law Verna STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Petrolia and brother-in-law John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Wyoming. George was a member of Local 5360 I.B.E.W. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held Monday, March 7, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Ralph MEISZINGER officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.needhamjay.com.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-18 published
HUFFMAN, Bruce Charles Arthur
Bruce Charles Arthur of Stratford and Erieau passed away at the Westminster Campus of London Health Sciences Centre on Friday, April 15, 2005. Born in Chatham 65 years ago son of the late Dr. Arthur S. HUFFMAN and Mary WINROW. Bruce was a retired anatomy professor for Nursing Students at Conestoga College. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years the former Jane BOEKHOUD and their only son Dr. David HUFFMAN and his wife Genevieve of Chatham. Proud grandfather of Catherine Jane. Also survived by his step-mother Ervine HUFFMAN and brother Joe of Erieau; brother Art and his wife Margaret of Calgary, two sisters Annabelle and Charles SALTER of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Doris SIKORA of Erieau; brother-in-law Dr. John and wife Elizabeth BOEKHOUD of Chatham. Several nieces and nephews also survive. At Bruce's request cremation has taken place. A time of visitation will take place on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at the Blenheim United Church on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Burial of the cremation urn will take place later in the Blenheim Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (Emergency Department) or the Stratford Community Care Access Centre would be appreciated.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-27 published
BAKER, Edith May (née GUENTHER)
Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Sunday, June 26, 2005, Edith May (GUENTHER) BAKER, of Exeter Villa, formerly of Dashwood, age 97. Beloved wife of the late Sydney "Syd" V. BAKER. Predeceased by her son Jackie, sisters Letta TAILOR/TAYLOR, Rose HUFFMAN, and Florence WEBB, brothers Harry, Melvin, Jack and Ervin GUENTHER and her parents Charles and Laura (HOOPER) GUENTHER. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and families. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Reverend Alex McGILVERY officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to Calvary United Church, Dashwood or charity of choice would be appreciated. Edith was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Women's Insti tute, 4-H Club and the United Church Women. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-27 published
WATSON, Clara (née HAWKINS)
Clara WATSON, peacefully with her family at her side passed away on August 25, 2005 at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital three days from her 89th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Earl WATSON (1995). Cherished mother of Albert and Ruth of Florida, Sheila and Paul McNAUGHTON of Saint Marys, Lucille and Reg McCURDY of Woodham, Vesta and Bob MARSHALL of Strathroy, and Jim and Betty of Stoney Creek. Proud grandmother of 12 and greatgrandmother of 19. Dear sister of Mary ROBERTSON of Seaforth and sister-in-law of Doris HAWKINS of London. Predeceased by her sister Vera and husband Roly HUFFMAN, brothers Eldon, Roy and his wife Mary, Harry and wives Irene and Ruth, twin brother Clarence and wife Marjorie, Stanley and wife Mary-Jane and brothers-in-law Angus ROBERTSON and Clayton and wife Edna WATSON.
Clara was a member of Eastern Star Exeter Chapter #222 and Omar Temple #111 Daughters of the Nile O.E.S., P.D.D.G.M. of District #5. Leader of the Kirkton 4-H Club for over 25 years, long time member of Kirkton United Church, serving faithfully with the Kirkton Women's Institute. Clara enjoyed tickling the ivories and working at her sewing machine. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. with the Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. The visitation will continue on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, August 29, 2005 with the time yet to be finalized; please call the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home at (519-284-2820). Interment in Kirkton Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association and the Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Fund.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
Friends watched horrified as two men shot to death
Three on balcony saw fatal shooting
Police hope DNA tests prove fruitful
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
It took about two minutes.
A violent dispute. Gunfire. One man lies dead on the apartment's living room floor, his friend bleeding to death in the kitchen.
Two men flee, losing their dark blue and white bandanas in a laneway behind the apartment building.
It was Friday night, about 9: 30. On the balcony of the third-floor Niagara St. apartment, three other people had been smoking. They saw the fight begin and witnessed one of their Friends take a gunshot to the chest.
One man on the balcony ran out of the apartment to a nearby stairwell.
Another called 911 from his cellphone but realized he didn't know the address.
He too left the apartment, panicking, banging on doors as he ran down the hall, trying to find someone who could tell him the address.
The third man stayed in the apartment with his Friends: Justin HODGE, 20, who was later pronounced dead at the scene, and Damian MUIRHEAD, 22, who had been shot in the neck.
MUIRHEAD died in hospital.
"We believe that the motive for the murders is robbery," Toronto police homicide Det. Sgt. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR said at a news conference yesterday. "It is quite possible... the suspects believed that they may have been able to go into that apartment to get some drugs and/or money."
The suspects wore bandanas over their faces, and police don't have detailed descriptions of them. Police have spoken to two of the men on the balcony and are hoping to hear from the third. TAILOR/TAYLOR stressed that investigators do not believe he was involved in the slayings, but he might be able to provide valuable information.
Bandanas and a silver watch found in a nearby laneway are being tested for DNA. TAILOR/TAYLOR said he is hopeful those tests will help track down the killers.
TAILOR/TAYLOR said police found some marijuana and ecstasy inside the apartment: No. 313 at 180 Niagara St. Although both victims had had some minor dealings with police, TAILOR/TAYLOR said neither were part of a gang.
HODGE, an aspiring hip-hop artist who was working on an album, had an amazing sense of humour, said his sister Sara in an interview.
"He was a clown. He always had something funny to say. He was an intelligent boy with a vast vocabulary," she said.
Sara HODGE, 22, visited her brother almost every day, she said, and had been at the apartment that night.
"I left early, but I don't really know why."
She described her younger brother as handsome and popular.
"He did not have one enemy. He was my best friend, my other half. I am lost without him. We told each other we loved each other. We laughed together. We cried together," she said through tears.
HODGE said she introduced her brother and MUIRHEAD about six or seven years ago. For several years, she dated MUIRHEAD and they all lived together.
"He was a good guy, a happy guy," she said. "He always had a kind word to say... Damian, he wanted to make something of himself, but he wasn't sure how to get there."
MUIRHEAD had been living in a basement apartment at his aunt's North York house.
Dee Dee SCRUTON said her nephew was outgoing and popular.
"Damian had all kinds of Friends, everywhere he went, everybody loved Damian," she said, adding, "They were both good kids, kind-hearted."
Yesterday, both families were making funeral arrangements.
"I'm holding it together because that's what Damian would want," SCRUTON said. "He loved and respected me and I loved and respected him. He was my friend first, my nephew second. That's what he said, we were Friends. I just got to hold it together for him."
HODGE lived with his friend Steve MADISON at the 62-unit low-rise Niagara Neighbourhood Cooperative in King West village, which has many upscale condominiums, trendy restaurants and bars.
MADISON was at work the night of the shooting.
MUIRHEAD had stopped in for a visit with his friend some time before 9: 30 p.m., when at least two men entered the apartment.
Three other men dropped in to say hello and to pick up a cellphone from MUIRHEAD. Those three -- who were on the balcony at the time of the deadly fight -- hadn't planned on staying.
"Justin was the target," TAILOR/TAYLOR said. The suspects may have known him.
The homicide officer believes MUIRHEAD was shot after coming to the aid of his friend.
The fight was short, but violent, TAILOR/TAYLOR said, noting both dead men had a number of injuries. MUIRHEAD, he noted, broke one knuckle in the melee.
"It is quite evident that both deceased were involved in quite a violent fight just prior to their deaths. It is my belief that one or both suspects are injured as a result of this fight," TAILOR/TAYLOR said.
Two of the three men on the balcony spoke with police, providing a lot of detail about how the fight broke out. TAILOR/TAYLOR said police have yet to talk to the third man who was on the balcony that night.
"This witness was a friend of Justin's," TAILOR/TAYLOR said.
"It appeared that he had called Justin on his cellular phone just prior to the murder and Justin let this person into the apartment."
He asked that the man call homicide detectives.
"I know you knew my brother," HODGE said of the witness. "You were probably scared, probably still scared. It is very important that you do come forward and give whatever information you have. Two people are gone and many more are hurting."
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call TAILOR/TAYLOR at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers, 416-222-8477.
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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
FERGUSON, Dean Jeffrey
Suddenly left us at the age of 45 years, on Wednesday, February 2, 2005. Loving partner and best friend of Deborah INGRAM. Cherished son of Lorna and the late Gordon FERGUSON. Dearest brother of Ross (Kelly) and Diane FERGUSON, uncle of Ashley and Amber FERGUSON and Super Step-Dad to Cassandra SHANKLAND, Lee HUFFMAN and Sydney. An animal lover and devoted master of Clara and Thor. A man of his word, car dealer extraordinaire, Dean was extremely well respected by all. His smile, humour and laugh, will be greatly missed by his many Friends, family, colleagues and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Friends and family are welcome to call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway) on Monday, February 7, 2005, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 3 p.m. In Dean's memory, donations may be made to the Etobicoke Humane Society or to the Charity of your Choice.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
Victim thought stalker jailed
Man on bail shot woman, husband
'She asked for help many, many times'
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
Szilvia VERES thought she was safe.
The man who had stalked her, broken into her workplace and threatened to kill her husband was in jail. If released from custody, she would be notified.
That's what the 35-year-old native of Hungary told her mother in a telephone conversation just 30 minutes before that man -- John KOVACS -- ambushed VERES and her husband in an underground parking garage in North York on February 11.
VERES was fatally shot. Her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, survived a bullet to the head. After undergoing emergency surgery, KEMENCZY is recuperating at home and mourning the loss of his wife. Miraculously his brain is fully functioning.
KOVACS was later found dead in a Quebec hotel room of a single gunshot wound. Police believe he killed himself.
"She told me not to worry. He was in jail," VERES's mother, Janosne VERES, said while clutching a keychain with her daughter's photograph.
At the time, KOVACS, 52, was free on $1,500 bail on charges of criminal harassment and uttering death threats to KEMENCZY.
According to her mother, Szilvia VERES was told she would be called about any upcoming court dates for KOVACS or if he was applying for bail. Janosne VERES said that never happened.
"I can't understand why a judge let John KOVACS go.... Why didn't they tell Szilvia?" VERES said in Hungarian as KEMENCZY's niece, Gina GÖNCZI, translated during an interview with the Star.
Those are issues that VERES's mother said she can't understand. KEMENCZY's sister and niece, who live just outside Toronto, said they hope further investigation of the homicide will provide some answers. The coroner's office is investigating the case.
Szilvia VERES and KEMENCZY had reported KOVACS's behaviour to police several times and KOVACS was arrested three times.
Even so, "we don't think the police took her complaints seriously," said Katalin BISHOP, KEMENCZY's sister.
"Szilvia was very afraid of him."
Since she was a teenager, Szilvia VERES dreamed about moving from her small Hungarian village to Canada.
"I don't know why, but that was her dream. She couldn't explain it either," Janosne VERES said, wiping tears from her eyes.
As a little girl, VERES was very sweet, her mother said. She was a happy child who liked "pretty things and pretty clothes." She loved her family and even after she moved to Canada, VERES called her mother every day.
She enjoyed reading and would often write poems. She loved to cook, especially exotic foods, her mother said. She loved her husband -- they married in a private ceremony in November -- and they were a very happy couple, family members said.
"She was very good-hearted, good-natured. She never caused anyone any harm," Janosne VERES said.
In December 2001, Szilvia VERES realized her life-long dream and moved to Toronto.
Her mother didn't want her to go, but she left her family behind, for a country where she knew no one.
"She wanted to become a citizen and then bring me here to visit, to see all the sites," Janosne VERES said.
Szilvia VERES worked several jobs to support herself, eventually finding enjoyment caring for an elderly woman, whose family treated her like one of their own, Janosne VERES said.
"She was happy here."
Szilvia VERES's dream of a happy life changed when she met KOVACS over coffee. The meeting turned into a very brief relationship. She moved in with him, her mother said, but moved out two days later. That was about a year ago.
"She couldn't even stand to touch his hand. She did not like him," Janosne VERES said.
After she moved out, VERES told family members she was afraid of KOVACS.
KOVACS began to stalk VERES. He threatened to kill her. After he was arrested, VERES and KEMENCZY thought they were safe.
"I can't understand why she wasn't protected. She asked for help many, many, times," Janosne VERES said. The system failed her daughter and son-in-law, VERES said.
"Fifteen hundred dollars (bail)? Is that all she was worth?" BISHOP asked.
Janosne VERES has limited means, so she borrowed the money for an airplane ticket and made the journey to Canada from Hungary to attend her daughter's funeral and to try to find some answers.
Her husband and son could not join her because of the financial burden it would put on the family.
"They are very hurt they couldn't be here," VERES said. She was to return to Hungary yesterday with half her daughter's ashes KEMENCZY has the other half.
Dr. Barry McLELLAN, Ontario's chief coroner, said several issues must be examined in VERES's death. One of them would be whether she was told of KOVACS's bail.
"We will look at all the issues," he said, adding the review is standard when a case involves domestic violence. "An inquest is being considered."
The coroner has called inquests into deaths relating to domestic violence in the past, but McLELLAN said that doesn't eliminate the possibility of an inquest in this case.
During the review, McLELLAN said the committee will collect all relevant information, including KOVACS's criminal background, any previous history of violence and any direction given by courts.
At the end of the process, the coroner will decide whether or not to call an inquest. "We take these issues very seriously. And there's a combination of issues here," McLELLAN said.
On February 11, VERES spoke to her mother for the last time.
She told her mother she wanted to return to Hungary to visit her family as soon as she became a Canadian citizen.
Janosne VERES asked her daughter about KOVACS.
"She hadn't talked about John for a long time. She said, 'Don't mention him. He is a nightmare.'"
She told her mother not to worry.
"She thought he was in jail. She thought she was safe."
Thirty minutes later, Szilvia VERES was dead.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-13 published
Ryerson student found dead
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
A Toronto man who was studying business and aspired to sell real estate was found dead on a pathway in the southwest end of the city Friday afternoon, and police are looking for anyone who may have seen him prior to his slaying.
A woman walking in the area called police around 1 p.m. after finding the body of Alexander CHRISTOFF, 27, lying on the walkway beside a townhouse complex at Wesley St. and Mendota Rd.
"There were obvious signs of trauma," said Det. Sgt. Mark SAUNDERS of the homicide squad at a news conference at police headquarters yesterday.
According to a police source, CHRISTOFF suffered stab wounds. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
SAUNDERS said homicide detectives do have some possible motives, but because of the ongoing investigation, he said he could not elaborate. He also would not discuss any information about possible suspects.
CHRISTOFF, who grew up in Toronto but did not live in the Royal York Ave. and Queensway area where his body was found, did not have a criminal record, SAUNDERS said. He was a student at Ryerson University.
"Friends have nothing but good things to say about him," SAUNDERS said.
The officer is trying to figure out how CHRISTOFF ended up in the area.
"We don't know why he was there," SAUNDERS said, adding the man's vehicle was at his home in another part of the city.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen CHRISTOFF before the slaying.
Those with information can call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-14 published
TIPPLE, H. Lionel, P.Eng. VE3 TIP
On Friday, May 6, 2005, at Etobicoke General Hospital. Beloved husband of Enid Lorraine (MALLEN,) dear father of Marilyn BOUFFORD (Don) and Doug TIPPLE (Laura,) loving grandfather of Alyssa and Cameron TIPPLE, brother of Vie HUFFMAN of Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Lionel donated his body to the University of Toronto, Department of Anatomy. Following his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations to the organization of your choice gratefully accepted.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-16 published
Family mourns devoted father
Kenrick CHAPMAN stabbed to death '
He died with love in his heart'
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
Kenrick CHAPMAN loved his wife, his five children and his five stepchildren.
He tried to teach the children to make good choices, to stay out of trouble and make something of themselves.
The 60-year-old, who came to Canada as a young man from Guyana, was quiet and peaceful.
His stepson, Jamal CLARKE, remembers much of the guidance and advice CHAPMAN gave him.
"A man without principles is no man. You must have class and you must have principles," CLARKE said his stepfather would tell him.
CHAPMAN, a retired Ontario Hydro employee, was fatally stabbed on May 5 in his home near Jane St. and Finch Ave. W. at about 2: 20 p.m. A family friend who was staying at the home has been charged with second-degree murder.
CHAPMAN was buried on Saturday. "He was like a father to me," CLARKE said in an interview before the funeral. "He would teach me, guide me. Most of my thoughts and beliefs today are because of him."
CLARKE, 20, is a York University student and advocate against violence. He is working on several projects in the Jane-Finch community in an effort to help youth realize their potential.
"Ken made an impression on me," CLARKE said. "When I wasn't doing well in school, he supported me and encouraged me to work hard."
But CLARKE said he most appreciated CHAPMAN's love for his mother Janis. "He's always there for my mom. His priority was always my mom and the children," CLARKE said. "He was there for every event."
When CLARKE graduated from high school, CHAPMAN was there, dressed in a nice suit and cowboy boots "with his big camera snapping away."
The man charged in CHAPMAN's death was a close friend of the family.
The day of CHAPMAN's death, CLARKE said he left the house in the late morning, rushing to an appointment. He told CHAPMAN he would see him soon.
A few hours later, a neighbour called CLARKE and told him there were police and paramedics at his house. He rushed home and saw a trail of blood out the front door to the street. His grandmother, who lives with the family, gave him the news.
"I couldn't get mad or angry or sad. I was in shock," CLARKE said. "Why did this happen?"
And, he said: "I was upset that my grandmother was there. She didn't need to see that.
"Death is okay," he said. "An untimely death is not.... But I know Ken was at peace. And he died with love in his heart."
Lawrence GEORGE, 60, is charged with second-degree murder.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
TURNER, Elda " Christine"
At Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Friday, May 20, 2005, Christine TURNER of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Toronto, in her 79th year. Wife of the late Albert TURNER. Sister of Eileen TRIMBLE, Phillis DAVIS, Victor HUFFMAN, Eleanor BILSON and the late Grace, Pearl, Charles, Patrecia. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough at a later date. Arrangements Monk Funeral Home, Bobcaygeon (1-866-393-0063). Messages of condolence and donations may be made at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-25 published
Man hurt in weekend fight dies in hospital
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
A Rexdale strip club owner has been charged with manslaughter after a fight in Etobicoke Saturday morning.
Police originally charged Peter CONSTANTINE, 30, of Toronto, with aggravated assault following an altercation on 8th St. around 3: 50 a.m. Saturday that sent Quang NGUYEN to hospital.
NGUYEN, 39, was pushed, punched and kicked during the fight, police said, and then fell and hit his head.
He was taken to hospital by Friends that morning and put on life support.
Police said CONSTANTINE and NGUYEN did not know each another. The fight began after a verbal dispute, police said.
The incident was reported to police Monday and CONSTANTINE was arrested for aggravated assault.
NGUYEN died Monday in hospital; an autopsy concluded the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.
CONSTANTINE, an owner of Manhattan Strip on Westmore Dr., was charged yesterday with manslaughter.
Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477. Information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers online at http: //www.222tips.com.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-20 published
City records 59th homicide of '05
41 gun killings this year surpass number in any other year
Latest victim, part of triple fatal shooting, dies yesterday
By Betsy POWELL and Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporters with files from Gabe GONDA
The summer of the gun has become the year of the gun.
Even though it is only September, Toronto has already recorded more fatal shootings in 2005 than in any other year. That number includes a rare triple fatal shooting after one of three people hit by a barrage of bullets on Friday died yesterday.
Of the 59 homicides so far this year, 41 have involved a firearm. That easily surpasses the previous high of gun killings set in 1991, when 35 of the city's 88 slayings were gun-related. Perhaps encouragingly, the number of firearm slayings plummeted the following year to five out of 60 homicides.
Last year, 27 of the 64 homicides were shootings.
Police believe gang violence is behind much of the unprecedented amount of bloodshed tied to guns.
Just last Friday, four people were gunned down in two separate attacks that police say appeared to be related to drug dealing, not gangs. A survivor from Friday night's shooting on Tandridge Cres., Shane JAMES, 26, died yesterday afternoon at Sunnybrook hospital. He had been fighting for his life since the incident outside an apartment building near Albion and Weston Rds., at about 9: 20 p.m.
Joseph SANTOS, 25, and Donald RAWLUCK, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene. Early Friday morning, Rondell CALLISTE, 20, was shot to death in a parkette in Parkdale. Police think he had been lured there for a drug deal.
There have been no arrests in the cases -- and many of this year's firearm slayings remain unsolved. There have also been scores of non-fatal shootings this year where criminal charges have not been laid.
With so many gunmen walking the streets, Staff Insp. Jeff McGUIRE, head of the homicide squad, said the obvious implication is there is a greater availability of handguns -- the preferred firearm of choice for Toronto killers. He also pointed to lenient bail and sentencing by the courts for people accused and convicted of gun crimes.
"There doesn't seem to be a strong deterrent factor that's making these people afraid to carry guns," he said yesterday. "They're not afraid to carry guns and when they make bail, they go out and get another gun."
Police say revenge, mixed with drug trafficking, is at the root of most of the shootings by gang members.
Toronto police are hoping they can reverse the tide of deadly gunfire by redeploying officers into troubled neighbourhoods and by targeting individual gangs. They did that last week with Project Flicker, a law-enforcement crackdown that rounded up several dozen suspects police say belong to a Rexdale gang.
At city hall yesterday, Mayor David MILLER said he wants to expand to seven the number of low-income, high-crime neighbourhoods covered under the city's community safety plan.
MILLER will today ask the policy and finance committee to add Lawrence Heights, Eglinton East and Steeles to a list of neighbourhoods that includes Malvern, Jamestown, Jane-Finch and Kingston Galloway.

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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-27 published
Three people killed in accident
Driver, 20, a University of Toronto commerce student
Passengers, 15 and 16, died at scene
By Tracy HUFFMAN and Matthew KWONG, Staff Reporters
Slippery roads, poor visibility and high speed are likely contributors to a pre-dawn car crash yesterday that left three people dead in North York.
A white Buick spun out of control around 5: 20 a.m., hitting a light standard and striking a home on Willowdale Ave., near Yonge St. and Finch Ave. E., said city police Det. Wally WATTS of traffic services.
"Speed, weather, steering. It could be fatigue at that time of the morning," WATTS said.
"We're looking at all of the factors -- nothing immediately jumps out."
The 20-year-old driver, Hong-Jae LEE, of Toronto, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
He died nearly 12 hours later, at 4: 25 p.m., at Sunnybrook hospital.
The two passengers, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Toronto police said they are trying to contact the next of kin with the help of the Korean consulate general.
LEE was a conscientious student at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, who loved dogs, his grief-stricken brother-in-law said.
"He was just a normal kid going into his first year of university," Cesar OH said.
"He was a good uncle to my son, Isaac," OH said, adding that the commerce student would often offer to babysit the 1-year-old.
Last night, the family gathered with close Friends from LEE's church as well as a priest and shared their memories.
"He's funny and I think he was his mom's favourite," OH said. "Everybody knows he was the one who liked to talk during family dinners... to break the ice."
In high school, LEE was an A-student who volunteered at a seniors' home and he also planned to continue doing volunteer work in university, Ohio said.
"My mother-in-law is having a really hard time with the shock. It's shocking for everybody, but she's the mother," OH said. "It's going to be a while."
WATTS said police didn't know where the victims had been or where they were headed.
For several hours yesterday morning, yellow tape and police cruisers cordoned off the area around the crash as members of the Toronto police traffic reconstruction squad worked in the rain photographing, measuring and examining the scene.
The back of the Buick Le Sabre slammed into the brown brick home on the southeast corner of Willowdale and Bishop Aves.
The white car remained in the front yard of 857 Willowdale Ave. while officers attempted to determine how the accident happened.
Police believe the vehicle was travelling south on Willowdale Ave. when it struck a metal light standard.
No one was injured inside the home.
But police said one man had just left for work, missing the incident by minutes.
Residents of the area said drivers use many streets in the neighbourhood as shortcuts to avoid heavier traffic on Yonge.
Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call traffic services at 416-808-1900.
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HUFFMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
Slaying victim linked to bikers
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
A tow-truck driver who a source says had biker connections was beaten to death with a baseball bat in a botched robbery after he was called to a remote parking lot in East York early yesterday morning.
"It is certainly looking like he was lured," said Det. Sgt. Randy CARTER of the homicide squad. "They were called to that area on the pretence of a tow-truck call for service."
But there was no broken-down vehicle when driver Gordon BEST, 51, and his friend arrived just before 1 a.m. at the parking lot on Haldon Ave. at an entrance to Taylor Creek Park in the Cosburn and Woodbine Aves. area.
Instead two men in their mid-30s met BEST and his friend who drove to the area in an Associates Towing truck. The suspects attempted to rob BEST, beat him and then fled in a black truck, possibly a GMC Jimmy.
"I don't have an exact sequence of events just yet," CARTER said. BEST's friend was not assaulted and has given details to police.
A source said BEST was known to deal drugs and had ties to biker gangs. CARTER said police are continuing to investigate and have not ruled out the possibility that drugs were a factor.
When emergency crews arrived, BEST was alive but badly beaten. He was taken to St. Michael's Hospital where he died around 7 a.m.
An autopsy is scheduled for today. BEST is Toronto's 70th homicide victim this year.
Police are looking for the suspects. Associates Towing could not be reached for comment.
Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477, or online at http: //www.222tips.com.

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