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KOVAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-10 published
HVIZDOS, Helen (KOVAC)
Peacefully with her family at her side at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, December 8, 2005. Helen (KOVAC) HVIZDOS, age 97 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Loving mother of Helen and her husband Karol BARTOS, Sarnia. Predeceased by daughter Anie HVIZDOS (1991) and by 6 brothers and sisters in Europe and 1 brother in Alberta. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father George KADLEC on Monday at 12 noon at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Lakeshore and Colborne). Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Helen HVIZDOS in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 17th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area

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KOVAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-10 published
HVIZDOS, Helen (KOVAC)
Peacefully with her family at her side at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, December 8, 2005. Helen (KOVAC) HVIZDOS, age 97 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Loving mother of Helen and her husband Karol BARTOS, Sarnia. Predeceased by daughter Anie HVIZDOS (1991) and by 6 brothers and sisters in Europe and 1 brother in Alberta. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father George KADLEC on Monday at 12 noon at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Lakeshore and Colborne). Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of their choice. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Helen HVIZDOS in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 17th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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KOVAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-01 published
KOVAC, Marija
(Born in Slovenia)
Peacefully, at Dom Lipa, on Sunday, May 29, 2005, at the age of 92 years. Marija, beloved wife of the late Joseph Sr. Loving mother of Marija and her husband Janko CADEZ, Paul and his wife Regina, and the late Joseph Jr. and his wife Lizette. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Highway 7, Markham. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to DomLipa, 52 Neilson Dr., Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 1V7 would be appreciated.

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KOVAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-15 published
KOVAC, Barbara " Babi" (née MATJASEC)
Peacefully, in her 68th year, at the Village of Taunton Mills Nursing Home, on October 13, 2005. Cherished and devoted mother of Veronika MARGUTSCH (Stan.) Fun-loving grandmother of Emma and Kathi. She will be greatly missed by her family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2005. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, October 17th at 11 a.m. at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church. Interment at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens to follow. A special thanks to all nurses, doctors and P.S.W.'s at Taunton Mills Nursing Home. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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KOVAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
KOVAC, Hedy A.
Suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Sunday, November 6, 2005. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Pat, Judy, David and son-in-law David. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Rachel, Danni and Kerry. Sister of Richard TRUPP (Lynn.) Sister-in-law of Mary LUKACHKO. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. For further arrangements, please contact the funeral home 905-884-1062.

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KOVACEVIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-05 published
VIVA, Verli Ann
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Verli Ann VIVA of Saint Thomas on Friday, September 2, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney with her family at her side, at the age of 59. She was born in Florence, Nova Scotia, the loving daughter of Margaret (KING) VIVA and the late Tony VIVA. She will be dearly missed by her two children, who were the love of her live, her daughter Cindy (Mario) DICRISTOFORO, her son Miso KOVACEVIC, all of Saint Thomas and her beloved grand_son Alexander Anthony DICRISTOFORO, her "little angel" who brought her comfort during her illness. He truly was her heart and soul. Also surviving are her brothers David (Jean) VIVA and Paul (Allison) VIVA, her sister Goretti VIVA and her brother-in-law Bruce CURTIS. She will be sadly missed by the entire VIVA/ KING family including nieces, nephews and cousins. She worked as a Registered Practical Nurse at the Regional Mental Health Care Facility in London, Ontario She loved to travel and play cards in the company of her loving and faithful Friends and will always be remembered for her upbeat personality and positive outlook on life. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church. Public Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be recited at Saint Anne's Church Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Liver Foundation

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KOVACEVIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-24 published
KOVACEVIC, Sonja
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sonja KOVACEVIC on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Providence Healthcare. Loving wife of Radomir and loving mother of Svetlana and Milimir. Dear daughter of Persa MOJSOSKI and sister of Radmilo. Sonja lived her life to the fullest and struggled with her disease for many years. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends and extended family. Visitation will be held at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (416-267-8229) on Thursday, March 24th, 2005 from 7 until 9 p.m. and on Friday, March 25th from 5 until 9 p.m. Prayers at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 26th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow.

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KOVACEVIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
MOJSOSKI, Persa
Unexpectedly and peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at age 87. Loving mother of Radmilo and daughter-in-law Danica. Dear mother-in-law of Radomir KOVACEVIC and loving Baba of Svetlana (David) and Milimir. Predeceased by her late husband Milos and daughter Sonja. Friends and family may call at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Prayers in the Chapel on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. followed by interment in Pine Hills Cemetery.

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KOVACEVIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-29 published
KOVACEVIC, Ella Ellen
Peacefully, at the Scarborough General Hospital, on Friday, November 11, 2005, in her 84th year. Dear wife of the late George. Forever remembered by her close Friends and relatives. An informal memorial visiting will be held at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Interment in York Cemetery.

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KOVACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-24 published
KOVACH, Michael William, B.A., LL.B., Q.C.
Peacefully, with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, May 22, 2005, Michael William KOVACH, Schomberg, in his 71st year, beloved husband of Luba (née GOYDA) for 48 years. Loving father of Larissa (Greg) FRANGAKIS, Michael (Julie) KOVACH, J.J. KOVACH, Edward (Michele) KOVACH, Steve (fiancée Kim) KOVACH. Proud grandfather of Steven, Ryan, Elise, Michael, Christopher, Nicholle and Chase. Dear brother of Eleanor (Ken) MacFARLANE. Dear brother-in-law of Nick and Lili PELOWICH. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephew, Lori, Kolya, Lida, Dana and Krista. Mike enjoyed simple pleasures such as, barbeques on the farm, Hamilton TiCat football games with family, farming with his sons and attending all of his grandchildren's activities. Special thanks for the compassionate care received from the staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Intensive Care Unit and Cancer Unit. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Tuesday evening 7-9, Wednesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, May 26 at 11 o'clock. Interment Nobleton Community Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, 596 Davis Drive, Newmarket L3Y 2P9. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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KOVACIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-08 published
CEK, Anton Karl
Born in Hrusica, Slovenija. It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Anton on Monday, March 7th, 2005. Beloved husband of Kristina. Cherished father of Helena and Edward. Dear brother of Slava and her husband Rudy and family, brother-in-law Steve and family, sister Danica and family. Anton is predeceased by his sister Marija and his brother-in-law Stankc. Favourite uncle of Anne and Dan and many other family in Slovenija and Australia. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church (739 Browns Line) at 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. Prayers in the chapel on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Many thanks to P.C. Joe KOVACIC and the Emergency Personnel for their wonderful assistance. Condolences may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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KOVACIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-10 published
ERJAVEC, Antonija
On Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the age of 67, Antonija passed away peacefully in Markham, Ontario with grace and dignity, surrounded by her family. Loving wife and best friend of the late Anton. Loving mother of Mary and her husband, John, of Toronto, Martina and her husband, Bernie, of Markham, Marta of Minnesota, and Tony of Toronto. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Diana, Matthew, Andrew, Steven, Michael, Mary-Frances, Kaitlin and Jenna. Dear sister of Marica and Alojz of Slovenija. Predeceased by her brothers Joe of Pickering, Ivan, Tony and sister Ivanka of Straza of Slovenija. She is survived by her Aunt Ivanka of Toronto and her beloved Aunt Toncka and Uncle Jaka KOVACIC, and cousins of Ohio, Arizona, and Slovenija. Toncka worked variously as a nanny, a nurse's aide at Scarborough General Hospital, a driving instructor, and for over twenty years as a factory assembler at Amphenol Canada. Toncka will be remembered and cherished by her family and the Slovenian community as a person of tremendous generosity and compassion. She selflessly poured herself out for others with passion and tenderness, and embraced life's challenges with faith, courage, and integrity. She will be sorely missed by all. A heartfelt thanks to the nursing and medical staff of St. Joseph's, St. Michael's, and Sunnybrook Hospitals. Special prayers and blessings to all the nurses and caregivers of Markham-Stouffville's 1-East Palliative Care Ward for their professionalism, sensitivity, compassion, and kindness in our mother's illness. Their goodness and care will never be forgotten. Friends may call at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto, 416-259-3705 on Monday, May 9, 2005 from 6-9 p.m., and Tuesday, May 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 725 Brown's Line, Toronto on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to Dom Lipa (Linden Foundation) (www.brezmadezna.com/zupnija/domlipa/ domlipa.html) or Evergreen Hospice (www.evergreenhospice.org).

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KOVACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-08 published
HUDSON, Carole M. (formerly PRITCHARD)
Suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Carole M. (McCOLLOUGH) (PRITCHARD) HUDSON of Granton in her 68th year. Beloved wife for 29 years of William (Bill) HUDSON. Dear mother of Kathy WOODS of London, Rosann PRITCHARD of Saint Marys, Art and Angi PRITCHARD of London, Karen and Bob HUTTON of Ingersoll, Wayne and Janette HUDSON of Whalen Corners, Paul and Grace HUDSON of London and the late Barbara DOUPE (1982.) Loving grandmother of 20 grandchildren. Also survived by her mother Marguerite WURZEL of Port Huron. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Joanne and Greg KOVACK of Port Huron. Dear sister-in-law of the late Eva and Orval MacKE. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 10: 30 a.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Saint Marys. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Westover Treatment Facility would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-23 published
SZABO, Erno
Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Monday, February 21, 2005. Erno SZABO in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Anna (MEIZER) SZABO (1971.) Survived by daughter Zsuzsanna KALSECZ (Joe, 1997) of Belgium, son Ernie and Mary SZABO of Kirkton and son Laszlo and Brenda SZABO of Beeton. Predeceased by daughter Magdelena KOVACS (1999) and son-in-law Steve (1999.) He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Joe KALSECZ, Kati (Marc) TERNON and Stephen KALSECZ of Belgium, Ernie (Julie) SZABO of Exeter, Nick (Janet) SZABO of Cambridge, Sara SZABO of Kirkton, Matthew (Tara) SZABO of Hensall and Anna (Jim) PHILPOTT of Kirkton, Leslie, Joseph, Michelle and Steve SZABO of Beeton. Also missed by his great-grandchildren Nicholas and Anna TERNON, Lexie SZABO and Julius and Maximus SZABO. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, February 24 from 2: 30 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. when a funeral service will be held with Father John Sharp officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Stratford Palliative Care. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Erno.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-14 published
LAPADAT, Victor
With sadness, the family of Victor LAPADAT at West Lorne announces his passing on Monday, April 11, 2005 at Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 81st year. He was beloved husband of Grace (KOVACS.) Dear father to three sons Victor Jr. (Sandy) and their family, Steve and Sam. Loving grandfather to Melanie DOCHERTY (John,) Sarah McCURDY (Joel,) Sam LAPADAT (Margaret;) and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brother Steve; survived by sister-in-law Eva. Victor was a well known tobacco farmer in the area and inventor of the Eagle-Tie tobacco tying machine. Memorial service will be conducted at Saint John's Presbyterian Church, 237 Monroe Street, Rodney on Saturday, April 16th at 11: 00 a.m., Reverend R. SINASAC officiating. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to meet with the family one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thameswood Lodge or charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes Ltd. (519-785-0810) "For this is a journey, we all must take, and each must go alone. It's all a part of a Master's plan, a step on the road to home."

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-16 published
FARKAS, Piros
Peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 14, 2005 Mrs. Piros FARKAS at the age of 95 years, was called home to be with the Lord, surrounded be her closest Friends. Piros was predeceased by her husband and best friend Bernard FARKAS (1982,) and her sister Julianna KOVACS. She is survived by many wonderful Friends and many nieces, nephews and cousins residing in Hungary. The Friends of Piros welcome Friends and family to visit with them at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday, April 18, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Courtland on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 11 am. Reverend Father MAK officiating. Interment St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery. Parish prayers will be offered at Ostrander's Funeral Home on Monday evening at 7: 00 p.m. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the charity of one's choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-19 published
KOVACS, Pat
In memory of a dear wife, mother and grandma, who passed away suddenly on April 19, 2004.
A special smile, a special face,
And in our hearts, a special place.
No words we speak will ever say
How much we miss you every day!
Deeply loved and sadly missed by husband Joe, sons Gordon, Mickey and Sean, daughters-in-law Susan and Jill and grandchildren Julia, Rachel and Nicholas.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-13 published
KOVACS, Zolton
At the West Haldimand General Hospital, Hagersville on Sunday, June 12, 2005, Zolton KOVACS in his 75th year. Zolton was a former employee with Firestone Tire and Rubber, Hamilton. He is survived by his daughter Laurel; son Murray; sisters Ethel and Elizabeth brothers Laszlo and Miklos; and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. A Private Interment Service has taken place at the Hagersville Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Lebeny, Hungary. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-23 published
HARRIS, Jennie A. (formerly PARSONS, née PASSMORE)
Peacefully, at the Exeter Villa on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Jennie A. (PASSMORE) (PARSONS) HARRIS of Exeter and formerly of Usborne Township in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late William HARRIS (1989) and the late Lloyd PARSONS (1964.) Dear father of Doug and Norma PARSONS of Exeter, Maxine and Bill KOVACS of London, Jack and Marion PARSONS of Exeter and Joan FINKBEINER of Port Lambton. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 39 greatgrandchildren and 6 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Alvin PASSMORE. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Exeter Villa or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-03 published
MUNRO, Sheila
Sheila MUNRO passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus in her 51st year. Loving daughter of the late Ceci l (Dick) and Ilene MUNRO. Cherished sister of Brenda MUNRO, Sharon (Ron) Nash, Pat (Al) KOVACS, Cecile MUNRO and the late Donna MUNRO. Sheila will also be remembered by nieces and nephews, Alex (Helen) KOVACS, Ann Marie KOVACS, Dawn NASH and David NASH. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-21 published
CALCUTT, Mary Leata (HAYES)
Entered into rest at Strathroy Hospital on December 19, 2005. Mary Leata CALCUTT (HAYES) of Strathroy in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Edward CALCUTT (2003.) Dear mother of Pat KOVACS and her husband Frank of Mt. Brydges. Loving grandmother of Val PROCENKO and her husband Peter of Wasaga Beach, Sandra GALLAGHER of Mt. Brydges and Steven KOVACS of London. Aunt of David PHILLIPS of California. Great-grandmother of Alexandria, Stephanie, Natasha and Nicholas PROCENKO and Danielle, Amanda and Karlie GALLAGHER. Also survived by her brother George and Marilyn HAYES of London and her step-father Bill DICKSON/DIXON of London. Predeceased by her brothers, Jerry, Ben, Jack and Ron HAYES and sister Nora PHILLIPS. She will be sadly missed by sisters-in-law Freida and Catherine CALCUTT and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Resting at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday, December 22, 2005 from 12: 00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. when a funeral service will be held at the funeral home with Fr. Willi KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-02-08 published
TOTHFALUSI, Alexander Alex
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, Alexander Alex TOTHFALUSI, of Mt. Brydges, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 47 years to Elizabeth Maria (née BRAUN.) Dear father of Alexander of Strathroy and Katharine (Anthony) PEPE of Komoka. Loved grandfather of Kristina and Nicole PEPE. Survived by sisters Emily (Daniel) FAW of Lambeth, Isabelle (Steve) ANGYAL of Strathroy, and Mary (Nick) BRAUNSCH of London. Also survived by mother and father-in-law Anna and Steve BRAUN of London; brothers-in-law Steve (Edith) BRAUN, Joe (Diane) BRAUN, all of London, and sister-in-law Elvera DYMUS of London. Will be sadly missed by many nephews, nieces, and cousins, as well as numerous relatives in Hungary and Germany. Alex was born in Chippewa, Niagara Falls. He lived, and was an active member, in the Mt. Brydges area for 53 years. He was a member of the North Caradoc-St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the Hungarian Service Community, and was a 44-year member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Thursday, February 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed from the funeral home on Friday, commencing at 2 p.m. with Reverend Kathy FRASER officiating, assisted by Rev. Ferenc SZATMARI. Interment Mt. Brydges Cemetery. Special thanks to pallbearers Nick BRAUNsch, Donald ANGYAL, Dennis ANGYAL, Bill GONZO, Bob FAW, and Steven BRAUN Jr.; flower bearers Peter BRAUN, Steven RHEAULT, Joe BRAUN Jr., Tyler ANGYAL, and Jason HAYDT and honourary pallbearers Frank KOVACS, Harry BURKO, John BIRO, Wm. PANDOR, Anthony PANDOR, and Steve KAVINSKY. Donations to the Leukemia Foundation or to North Caradoc-St. Andrews Presbyterian Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2005-12-27 published
CALCUTT, Mary Leata (HAYES)
Entered into rest at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on December 19, 2005, Mary Leata CALCUTT (HAYES) of Strathroy, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Edward CALCUTT (2003.) Dear mother of Pat KOVACS and her husband Frank of Mt. Brydges. Loving grandmother of Val PROCENKO and her husband Peter of Wasaga Beach, Sandra GALLAGHER of Mt. Brydges, and Steven KOVACS of London. Aunt of David PHILLIPS of California. Great-grandmother of Alexandria, Stephanie, Natasha, and Nicholas PROCENKO and Danielle, Amanda, and Karlie GALLAGHER. Also survived by her brother George and Marilyn HAYES of London, and her step-father Bill DICKSON/DIXON of London. Predeceased by her brothers Jerry, Ben, Jack, and Ron HAYES and sister Nora PHILLIPS. She will be sadly missed by sisters-in-law Freida and Catherine CALCUTT and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Rested at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Thursday, December 22, 2005 from 12-1: 30 p.m. when a funeral service was held at the funeral home with Reverend Fr. Willi K.F. KAMMERER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-15 published
Ex-boyfriend sought in slaying of woman
By Joe FRIESEN, Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - Page A14
Police are still searching for a man in connection with the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a parking garage on Friday.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John KOVACS, 52, of Toronto. Mr. KOVACS was out on bail at the time of the attack.
Szilvia VERES, 35, was shot several times in the head at close range. Her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, survived despite being shot in the head and torso.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-16 published
Suspect in fatal shooting dead of apparent suicide
By Joe FRIESEN, Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Page A10
John KOVACS was found dead in a Quebec hotel room on Valentine's Day, three days after his former girlfriend was fatally shot and her new husband wounded during a parking garage ambush.
He died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Toronto Police said. His body was discovered around 4 p.m. Monday and was identified by fingerprint records.
"He was found by cleaning staff who were checking on his well-being," said Toronto police homicide detective Terry BROWNE.
Mr. KOVACS, 52, checked in to the hotel, believed to be about 20 kilometres from Rivière-du-Loup, east of Quebec City, on Sunday night and had been on the run since Friday's shooting.
Szilvia VERES died after she was shot several times while sitting in a car in the parking garage of a North York apartment building. Police said she had been in a relationship with Mr. KOVACS, but broke it off last year. Since then, he was charged with four counts of criminal harassment and was forbidden by a court order from seeing her.
Ms. VERES's husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, survived the attack despite being shot in the head and torso. He identified Mr. KOVACS as the shooter.
Mr. KEMENCZY is still recovering at a Toronto hospital. His father Nick said he was able to stand and move around yesterday but was still in a state of denial.
A social worker will try to help the family break the news of Ms. VERES's death tomorrow, his father said.
"He's doing very well but he's still in denial, that's why you cannot say nothing now," Nick KEMENCZY said.
"He's walking a little bit but his head is not clear."
Ms. VERES and Mr. KEMENCZY met in March of last year and, to his parents' surprise, soon announced their intention to marry. They wed in November.
Quebec's provincial police force has taken over the investigation of Mr. KOVACS's death, but are refusing to comment because it is an apparent suicide.
A firearm was recovered from the hotel room but police do not know whether it is the same one used in Friday's shooting.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-13 published
3 dead, 5 hurt in deadly weekend
Series of incidents involving gunfire erupts across the city, including attack on couple
By Megan OGILVIE and Jordan HEATH- RAWLINGS, Staff Reporters
A weekend of gunfire and violence has left three people dead and five people being treated for their injuries in local hospitals.
The victims include a man in his 20s who was found shot dead yesterday in his apartment in the Kipling-Steeles Aves. area, a woman fatally shot Friday evening by a man who police say had "some relationship" with her, and a man who collapsed dead in a Davenport Rd. home Friday afternoon during a fight with another resident.
Other shootings yesterday and Friday also sent several victims to hospital.
The incidents include:
A shooting at about 5 p.m. yesterday at 2777 Kipling Ave. near Steeles Ave. W. Police say they arrived at the Etobicoke building and found a man in his 20s shot dead in a 13th-floor apartment. Two other victims were rushed to Sunnybrook hospital, where they are being treated for gunshot wounds.
A woman was shot dead and her husband injured by gunfire just before 6 p.m. Friday when they were attacked in an underground parking garage on Brookbanks Dr. in North York. Det.-Sgt. Gerry CASHMAN said police are hunting a suspect who had "some relationship" with the woman.
Border points and airports are on the lookout for the suspect, who police believe may be headed for Vancouver. John KOVACS, 52, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder. He was last seen fleeing the scene in a silver 1999 Honda with Ontario plate 149 WRX.
On Friday afternoon police arrived at a Davenport Rd. residence in the St. Clair Ave. W.-Lansdowne Ave. area to find 50-year-old Donald Andrew LATREMOUILLE with no vital signs. Investigators say the man collapsed on the kitchen floor during a fight with another resident. A cause of death has not been determined. Christopher Gordon PHILLIPS, 27, is in custody on a charge of manslaughter.
Also yesterday, police rushed to the Plaza Flamingo, on College St. near Bathurst Street, after gunfire erupted at about 1 a.m. Investigators say a man was shot in the back after a fight broke out on the dance floor, and a woman hit in the thigh. Police say the same bullet may have hit both victims, who are being treated for their injuries.
Officers are also investigating reports of gunfire yesterday in the Dupont and Dufferin Sts. area, although no victims had turned up.
Police are also continuing the hunt for a suspect after a student standing in a covered bus shelter near Monsignor Fraser College, in the Midland-Finch Aves. area, was hit in the arm by gunfire about 1 p.m. Friday.
Following last night's shooting on Kipling Ave., residents peered over balconies and shouted to onlookers assembled on the sidewalk as police scoured the area for suspects.
"I heard people crying close to apartment 1308, so I went to go and see," said Abdul ABOUD, 45, who was visiting a friend on the 16th floor when he heard about a commotion three floors down.
"About two or three people were crying and there were three police officers," he said. "One was taking notes and two others were standing by the open door."
A resident who identified himself only as Kirk W., 23, said he wasn't surprised by the shootings. "This does happen around here, especially in the ghetto," he said. "And this is the ghetto."
Blaine TIMMER, a 20-year resident of the building who was out for an evening walk with his dog, said he's had it. "It's time to move," he said. "It's gangs, hookers and drugs. This is a high-crime area, lots of young people with nothing better to do."
At last word, police had no suspects.
Investigators probing Friday's fatal shooting on Brookbanks Dr. were given a description of the suspect by the dead woman's husband, who was injured by the gunfire and is recovering in Sunnybrook hospital.
CASHMAN said the 35-year-old woman and her attacker had a history together. "My understanding is that it's a personal relationship," he said.
Police say they are unable to release her identity until they contact next-of-kin in Europe.
Investigators said they knew of at least one order barring the suspect from contacting the victim, but they wouldn't characterize the nature of the order.
CASHMAN called the killing "a cold-blooded ambush, just a cold-blooded attack.
"It appears that he was lying in wait for these individuals," CASHMAN said. "He came up unprovoked and shot them."
With files from Emily MATHIEU and Priya RAMANUJAM

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
Shot man died shielding brothers
By Emily MATHIEU and Nicolaas VAN RIJN, Staff Reporters
A 22-year-old man shot dead in an Etobicoke apartment Saturday afternoon was killed defending his two young brothers, his grief-stricken mother said yesterday.
Toronto police say Orlando GRUNDY was killed after "a number of persons" entered his 13th-floor apartment at 2777 Kipling Ave. and began shooting at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Residents in neighbouring apartments talked of hearing shotgun blasts coming from apartment 1308 where GRUNDY, of Jane Street, had gathered with his brothers and several other people.
GRUNDY's mother Sydney is in no doubt about her son's bravery.
"He dove in front of his brothers," she said yesterday as the family gathered to discuss what little they knew about Saturday's events. "He took the bullet for the other two."
The two younger boys, both injured in the gunfire, "were holding their brother in their arms" when police arrived on the chaotic scene, she said.
"His brother was laying in their arms, and they handcuffed them."
Two other men were injured in the attack, which GRUNDY's family said occurred when "people came in and started shooting at everything." They were taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where one victim remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his face, while the other is out of intensive care and expected to make a full recovery.
GRUNDY's mother said she was beginning to hear details from her two younger boys, who were later released from custody and gathered with family members yesterday.
"We all loved him," she said softly as she reflected on her dead son, whom she called a "soldier of love.
"He's my oldest son."
The gunmen fled the building and, despite a massive search by police and members of the Emergency Task Force, managed to elude capture.
Toronto police yesterday appealed for the public's assistance in tracking down the shooters responsible for Toronto's seventh homicide this year, but investigators have so far not released a description of the wanted men.
The GRUNDY family's grief capped a violent weekend in Toronto, one that also saw Szilvia VERES, 35, of Toronto killed in a Friday night shooting and 50-year-old Donald Andrew LATREMOUILLE die of unknown causes during an argument with roommate Christopher Gordon PHILLIPS at their Davenport Rd. residence Friday. PHILLIPS, 27, has been charged with manslaughter.
Saturday's violence included an early-morning shooting at the Flamingo Bar on College St. that left a man and a woman slightly injured.
A suspect in the Flamingo bar shooting turned himself in late Saturday.
Edwin VALASQUEZ, 20, turned himself in to 14 Division police around 9 p.m. Saturday; he faces numerous charges including attempted murder while using a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault. Faruth PORTOBANCO, 25, of Toronto was arrested earlier in the Flamingo incident.
Two off-duty paramedics, in the club when gunfire broke out at 2: 30 a.m. Saturday are being recommended for civilian citations after they tackled the gunman and disarmed him.
Gunfire continued to echo on Toronto streets just after noon yesterday, sending shoppers ducking for cover in the parking lot outside several stores in the Albion Rd. and Islington Ave. area of Rexdale.
Police said a man was sitting in his car in a plaza parking lot at 950 Albion Rd. when three suspects approached and "almost immediately opened fire with three guns."
Although a number of bullets hit his car, shattering the windows, the intended victim was able to flee without injury, Detective Debbie HARRIS said in a statement.
Police converged on the area and, with the assistance of heavily armed Emergency Task Force officers, arrested three suspects and recovered two handguns and a quantity of drugs.
Ali Nassir SHOWBEG, 23, faces charges including attempted murder and possession of cocaine for trafficking.
The other two suspects, Sean Conrad GRANT, 21, and Vanessa Charlene BAILEY, 19, are charged with possession of a restricted firearm and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
And police are continuing their search for the suspect in Friday's fatal shooting of VERES, who died instantly after a man opened fire as she and her husband, 46-year-old Kemenczy MIKLOS of Toronto, were in a parking lot at 15 Brookbanks Dr., in the York Mills Rd. and Don Valley Parkway area.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for John KOVACS, 52, of Etobicoke, who was last seen fleeing in a 1999 silver Honda with Ontario plates 149 WRX. KOVACS faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
Woman's accused killer stalked her, police say
The man wanted in the execution-style killing of a Toronto woman was her former boyfriend and had threatened her, police confirmed yesterday.
Szilvia VERES, 35, was shot dead on Friday just before 6 p.m. when she and her husband, Miklos KEMENCZY, were ambushed in the underground parking garage of an apartment building on Brookbanks Dr., near York Mills Rd. and the Don Valley Parkway in North York.
KEMENCZY, 46, was wounded trying to protect his wife. He was taken to hospital and is recovering from surgery.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John KOVACS, 52. He was last seen in a silver 1999 Honda with Ontario licence plate 149 WRX, police said.
"It was a short relationship that ended in March of 2004," said Jeff McGUIRE, staff inspector with Toronto's homicide squad. "The accused was unhappy with this and over the course of the past year has continued to harass and stalk (the victim)."
Last year KOVACS was charged with four counts of criminal harassment and one count of threatening death, police said.
McGUIRE said he believes KOVACS could still be in the Toronto area but that he also has contacts in Vancouver and Nova Scotia. He is considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is urged to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
Slayer of ex-girlfriend found dead
Apparent suicide in Quebec hotel
Free on $1,500 bail when couple shot
By Betsy POWELL and Richard BRENNAN, Staff Reporters
The ex-boyfriend of a woman he stalked, terrorized and last Friday night shot to death appears to have killed himself in a Quebec hotel room.
John KOVACS, 52, was free on bail -- on charges of criminal harassment and threatening death -- when he ambushed Szilvia VERES, 35, and wounded her husband Miklos KEMENCZY, 46, in an underground apartment parking garage in North York.
The scenario is all too common -- and yet avoidable, says Pamela CROSS, who expressed frustration about the process that's supposed to keep stalkers away from their victims.
"This woman had moved on and was seeking the protection of the criminal system and she failed to get it," said CROSS, legal director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children.
The minister responsible for women's issues in the Ontario government pointed to a pilot program aimed at making better assessments of risk in such cases. But critics say there's no reason to delay bringing in tougher bail rules for men charged with stalking and harassment.
Court documents show KOVACS was released on $1,500 bail after appearing in a Finch Ave. W. courtroom last November. Police had charged him with three counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering a death threat stemming from three incidents last year.
Police believe KOVACS had a short-term relationship with VERES. They broke up last March and VERES married KEMENCZY in November.
The court records indicate the couple complained after he watched a house near Steeles Ave. and Bathurst St. last August 29. On another occasion, KOVACS followed VERES "from place to place" and on October 23, he threatened to kill KEMENCZY.
It's unclear when he was first charged, but he was released on bail on condition he stay more than 200 metres from any place where VERES or KEMENCZY "live, work, attend school or happen to be as known to you." He was also ordered not to use or possess a cellphone. There was no condition to seek counselling.
His surety, according to court documents, was Nicolaus SZILY, believed to be an old friend of KOVACS, who worked as a machinist for an aircraft company. KOVACS was supposed to be living at SZILY's home in the city's west end.
SZILY could not be reached for comment last night.
Between his arrest and last Friday's shooting, KOVACS made several court appearances. His next court date was tomorrow.
The tragic turn of events underscores the ineffectiveness of bail conditions and the need for courts to take a long hard look at an alleged stalker's capacity for violence, said CROSS.
"I really don't understand what it's going to take to get the criminal system to understand that these are men who by nature of the charge of criminal harassment are at extremely high risk of re-offending," she said yesterday.
"We have advocated for some years... that the bail system in Ontario be overhauled and there should be a requirement, not just that a risk assessment be completed by the police, but that that risk assessment be presented by the Crown in the bail hearings."
If the judge or justice of the peace doesn't follow the recommendation, he or she would have to provide reasons why not, she continued.
Social Services Minister Sandra PUPATELLO, responsible for women's issues, said government, agencies and police have to keep trying to protect women from men -- usually spouses or former lovers who want to hurt them.
PUPATELLO admitted that restraining orders and police charges will not stop a "crazy person from doing a crazy thing, but to the extent we can change that, we have to,"
In December, the Liberal government released a domestic violence action plan calling for a consistent police response to things like restraining orders and an assessment tool for police to determine risk of continued violence.
"In the past January, we started the pilot project in Ottawa and North Bay in both English and French for an assessment tool that actually determines the risk of flight, risk of violence," PUPATELLO said.
"My fear is that there are people who come in (to the system) and they are back out... (and the question is) should they be back out and we are not going to know the answer to that until we implement this kind of review."
New Democratic Party member of provincial parliament Marilyn CHURLEY (Toronto-Danforth) pointed to past inquests into the deaths of women killed by spouses and ex-lovers and asked how many more woman have to die before government follows through.
"The recommendations are there and they are just not being followed up on, and I was just stricken when I heard about this latest death," CHURLEY said.
"There are huge problems with underenforcement of restraining orders," she added.
After witnesses: reported KOVACS had fled the scene in his silver Honda, police issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Around 4 p.m. Monday, workers at a hotel in Rivière-du-Loup, about 200 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, discovered KOVACS dead of a single gunshot wound. He was identified through fingerprints.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, but police don't yet know if it was the one used to shoot the couple.
Toronto police have not been able to locate KOVACS' next of kin and they are asking the public for help. They believe he is originally from eastern Europe. Police also had difficulty tracking down VERES's relatives, but they have notified her mother, who lives in Hungary, homicide Detective Terry BROWNE said yesterday.
KEMENCZY is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. The investigation is continuing.

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KOVACS 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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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-21 published
COMER, Dr. Frederick William
At his residence on Saturday March 19, 2005. Dr. Frederick (Fred) William COMER (Employee of Sensient Flavors Canada Inc.) of Meadowvale Crescent Cornwall Ontario; age 63 years. Beloved husband of Agatha KOVACS. Dear father of Stephen COMER (Becky) of Goodwood, Ontario and Jeffrey COMER (Charlene) of Ingleside, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Terran. Dear son of the late Joseph COMER and the late Hilda RICKMAN. Dear brother of Kenneth COMER, Robert (Bob) COMER (Heather), Maureen McQUARRIE (Charlie) and Margaret BASSETT (Brian) all of Victoria, British Columbia. Resting at the Lahaie and Sullivan, Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482) from 2 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Wednesday March 23, 2005 for Service in the Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. followed by cremation. The family will be in attendance from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 12 noon until time of Funeral on Wednesday. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-23 published
KOVACS, Rosa
Peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, April 22, 2005 at St. Michael's Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Ladislao. Loving mother of Andrea and her husband Michael STOLL and grandmother of Matthew Alexander SMITH. Dear sister of Steve PINTER and his wife Maria and their son John, and Elizabeth in Hungary. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday April 27, 2005, from 2 p.m. until the time of Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 3 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Lung Association.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-05 published
JAGODICS, Julius
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Julius JAGODICS of the Holland Marsh in Bradford in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Jolan. Dear father of Oscar (Mary Jo,) Kathy (Tom) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Attila (Cathi) and predeceased by Mary KOVACS. Dear Nagy Papa of Nick, Michael, Jason, Steven, Matthew, Christopher, Margaret, Rosanna and Jennifer. Dear Great Nagy Papa of Nicholas, Austin and Makayla. Dear brother of Maria (late Joseph) BENDE, Kiss ISTVANNE and Jagodics VITUS. Dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth (late James) MOLNAR. Julius will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives in Hungary. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa Street, Bradford on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Martyrs Cemetery, Bradford.

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KOVACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-06 published
KOVACS, Olga
Peacefully after a brief illness, at the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Campus on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005. Olga KOVACS, a retired 25 year employee of Simpson's Yorkdale. Dearly beloved wife for over 50 years to Sandor KOVACS. Lovingly remembered by family in Hungary. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Saturday 1 p.m. until funeral service in the chapel at 2 p.m., followed by cremation.

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KOVACSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-01 published
KOVACSI, Anne
Anne Kovacsi unexpectedly passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 29th, 2005. She joins her husband Les, and leaves behind three sons, their wives and one unborn grandchild. She will be dearly missed by Robert and Helen; Dennis, Kim, and unborn grand_son and Brian and Cheryl. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Avenue), Toronto (416-698-2861) on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A service to celebrate our mother's life will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 11 o'clock in the chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choosing.

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KOVAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-02 published
KOVAL, Lubomir Michael
Peacefully after a brief illness at the Toronto General Hospital, surrounded by his family and Friends, in the presence of God, at the age of 52. Lube, dearly beloved husband of Janis. Loving father of Matthew, Christian, and Michael. Cherished son of Christine and the late Michael. Dear brother of Gregory and his wife Anna and Roman and his wife Loren. Deeply loved by Terry and Marilyn, Katherine, Holly, Roni, Jason, Amy and John, Melissa, Nikki, and Rory and Amanda. A Memorial Service will take place at North Bramalea United Church, (363 Howden Blvd.,) on Friday, February 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. Visitation at Church begins at 9 a.m. Immediately following the Service, a celebration of Lube's life will take place at Devil's Pulpit Golf Club, (3035 Escarpment Sideroad, Caledon Village). Donations may be made to Canadian Blood Services or Organ Donation Ontario. Condolences may be sent to the family at lube.koval@wardfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 905-451-2124.

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KOVANEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-13 published
WILLE, Annikki Leena (née KOVANEN)
Passed away suddenly on Monday, October 10, 2005 at the age of 65 years. Wife of the late John WILLE. Loving mother of Martin and Christine (Gene). Wonderful grandmother of Justin. Annikki will be sadly missed by her caring Friends and family. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (2570 Danforth Ave.) 416-698-3121, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday in Saint John's Norway Church (470 Woodbine Ave.) at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow with burial at a later date. May she fly with the birds and forever see her garden.

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KOVARI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-26 published
O'SULLIVAN, John Peter Paul
Peacefully passed away, on Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Providence Healthcare, at the age of 76, after a long battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Margaret (née PAQUETTE,) dear father of Tom (Valerie) and Kevin (Judith KOVARI,) and proud grandfather of Patrick, Michael and Katleen. Special thanks to the staff at Providence Healthcare who made his last months comfortable and enjoyable. Family and Friends may gather at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road, Scarborough (east of St. Clair Ave.), 416-267-4656, on Monday, March 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at 11 a.m. in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 21 Markanna Drive, Scarborough (Markham Road, just north of Kingston Road). Donations in John's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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KOVATS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-01-04 published
KOVATS, Alexander Joseph
Peacefully on January 3rd, 2005 at Southampton Care Centre in his 86th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth (1994) and his brothers Andrew and William. Beloved and devoted father of Judith HOLTZHAUER (Helge TAPANILA), John (Isabell), David (Karen), Kathy HUNTER, Nancy FIDDLER (Wayne) and Paul (Sharon,) thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Joseph, his sister Emma SHORTILL, sisters-in-law Elinor KOVATS and Rita KOVATS, brothers-in-law Doug KUNKEL and Don KUNKEL. Special friend to Julia SAKATCH. Cremation has taken place. Memorial mass at St. Clements R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge, Thursday, January 6th, 2005 at 6: 00 p.m. Visitation at the Church before the mass from 4: 00 to 5:30 p.m. Reception following the mass. Memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or your local food bank.
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KOVBEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-24 published
KARMANIN, Olga (KOVBEL)
Suddenly, on November 23rd, 2005, at Toronto Hospital Western Division, after long fulfilling life in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of George (Yuri). Survived by sisters Luba and Nadia. Loving aunt of Volodymyr, Taras and Bohdan. Predeceased by brother Antin KOVBEL. Resting at Cardinal Funeral Home 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Friday 6-9 p.m. Panachyda 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 9: 30 a.m. Then to St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral for Orthodox Rite of Funeral 10: 15 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Help Us Help The Children c/o Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund. On-line condolences www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com.

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KOVEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-02 published
FREEDMAN, Bernard
On Monday February 28, 2005 at North York General Hospital. Bernard FREEDMAN, "the eternal optimist" was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. Bernard was actively involved in Jewish and non-Jewish affairs both in Saint John and Toronto. Beloved husband of Natalie. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael FREEDMAN and Tracy BERMAN, Richard FREEDMAN and Ellen BUCKSTEIN of Israel, and Cheryl and Bruce LEON of Chicago. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dr. Lewis and Ita FREEDMAN of New Brunswick, Marsha and Jerry KOVEN of New Brunswick, and Edyth and Dr. Barry STEINBERG of Massachusetts. Devoted grandfather of Daniel, Zoey, Carlee, Judah, Joey, Rachel, Ilana, Raina, Liat, and Yael. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (2 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday March 2, 2005 at 2: 30 pm. Interment Beth Shalom Synagogue Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 327 Hidden Trail. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund (416) 638-7200.

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KOVEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
KOVEN, Dr. Neil
It is with profound grief and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Neil, on Friday, November 25, 2005, after a long and courageous battle, with his family by his side, as always. Loving husband of Gail. Proud father of Max and Alexander. Devoted son of Frances and Martin KOVEN. Son-in-law of Jake and Susan GROSSMAN. Caring brother and brother-in-law to Cheryl and Shelly RUDOLPH. Brother-in-law of Stephen and Barbara YACK. Sorely missed by his nephews and niece Adam and Carrie RUDOLPH, Michael and Cindy YACK, Ashley and Helen YACK. Great-uncle to Dylan and Mason, and the late Faith YACK. Especially missed and loved by Amy REGACHO. Most beloved grand_son of the late Phillip and Molly COHEN and Morris and Susan KOVEN.He" was the kindest, sweetest man who touched the hearts of all those who knew him. He was the ultimate mench." A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment Mount Sinai Cemetery, Beth Sholom section. Shiva will be observed at 18 Parsons Court, Thornhill. A special note of gratitude to Dr. Joe MIKHAEL. Donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Foundation for Multiple Myeloma, 416- 946-6560.

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KOVENSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-20 published
KOVENSKY, Hilda
On Monday, April 18, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Hilda KOVENSKY beloved wife of the late Abie KOVENSKY. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sheldon and Barbara, and Freda and Mark GODBY. Devoted grandmother of Heather, Jillian, Jason, and Kevin. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, April 21st at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Independent Worker's Circle Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 100 Antibes Drive No. 708. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society at 1-888-939-3333.

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KOVNATS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-17 published
KOVNATS, Tom
Peacefully, in his sleep, on Thursday, February 10, 2005 Tom (Grandpa Tom) KOVNATS passed away at age 82. Tom was predeceased by Razelle, his beloved wife of 52 years, his parents, Mike and Mary, and his younger brother, Abe. Tom is survived by a large number of family and Friends. He was the father of David (Sylvia), Marty (Carole), Joy (Bob), Jack (Diane), and Patricia. The gang of grandchildren will miss him tremendously. The family wishes to acknowledge the companionship and peace Tom enjoyed with his friend Rose GOULDING in his latter years. He was a showman after the War, in which he served in the Army and the Air Force. After he began a family, he entered the clothing manufacturing business, never giving up entertaining and always organizing charity shows. In his retirement, Tom went back to the stage as a magician-performing before tens of thousands of school children, their teachers, and many parents-entertaining them and teaching them to "say no to drugs", using magic words such as "Baba's Chicken Soup" and "Huey Fooey Chop Suey Gifeltte Fish". Never without a candy, a story or a smile, he would always leave 'em laughing. If desired, donations in Tom's honour may be made to JACS, 858 Sheppard Ave. W., Toronto, Ontario M3H 2T5 (www.jacstoronto.org) 416.638.6446.

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