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NOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-25 published
KERR, Ben -- Dispatch:
By Oliver MOORE, Saturday, June 25, 2005, Page M5
A Toronto busking icon, who sang She's Better Than Viagra (Belinda Stronach Is), has died after years of crooning at the corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets.
Ben KERR, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in every municipal election since 1985, was believed to be in his 70s. He died last week after a period of declining health.
His constitution had to be tough to withstand hours of exposure on his favourite street corner. His body also had to withstand his cayenne-pepper cocktail. The self-proclaimed "King of Cayenne" was convinced it helped his health and he dosed himself liberally with a drink of carrot juice, herbs and the fiery orange-red powdered pepper. He said cayenne pepper had saved him when he had "one foot in the grave, the other on a banana peel."
Readers of NOW Magazine repeatedly voted him the city's best busker, and a young bagpiper playing this week on Mr. KERR's old turf said he had big shoes to fill. "It's quite a responsibility," said Devon YUKE.

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NOWAK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-16 published
ELDER, Mervyn " Moe"
The Elder family would like to thank the many people who showed their love and support during the time of the death of our Dad, Moe (Mervyn). Thanks to Dr. NEWTON, Ann PAGE and the Intensive Care Unit staff for you care and compassion towards Dad, your kindness will always be remembered. To Brian E. WOOD and his staff for your care and guidance. You truly took care of us and we appreciate all that you did. To Reverend Claire MILLER for your kind words and support. A heartfelt thanks to the Pallbearers, Gord WOODS, Bill MILLMAN, Chief Ed NOWAK and the entire Owen Sound Firefighters. Dad would have been so proud -- your presence and support allowed us to personalize Dad's funeral with a profession that he loved. Thank you to the Legion Ladies for a lovely luncheon and reception. And finally to the many co-workers, Friends and family who offered kind words, encouragement and support, prayers, cards, flowers, donations and contributed food -- Thank you. We were truly overwhelmed and grateful for the love and support we received.
With our deepest thanks, Penny, Terry, Tim and Todd ELDER and families.
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NOWAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-17 published
CRAM, Arlene Isobel
Arlene Isobel CRAM age 80, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 15th, 2005. Beloved wife of the late John W. CRAM (1995.) Cherished mother of Debbie SCHRAM and her husband Bob, Patty ALLEN and her husband Larry, Nancy McKEOUGH and her husband Bill and Martha CRAM and her husband Stefan NOWAK. Loving grandmother of Mark, John and David SCHRAM, Tricia, Hugh and Richard ALLEN, Rob, MEREDITH and Tom McKEOUGH and Michelle and Michael NOWAK. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Martha LOGAN and her sister Nancy BEEMAN. Blessed with dedicated caregivers Marg and Yvette. Visitation will take place at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) London, on Monday, January 17th, 2005 from 2-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at First St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Ave., on Tuesday, January 18th, 2005 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Susan SHELSTAD presiding. Cremation and interment Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Arlene CRAM.

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NOWAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-10 published
DAMPHOUSE, Mary Elizabeth (NOWAK)
Of Saint Thomas on Sunday, October 9th, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 55th year. Dearly loved wife of Jack DAMPHOUSE and loved mother of Christie DAMPHOUSE of Toronto, Rick DAMPHOUSE and his partner Marcie SIMMONDS of Saint Thomas and Jenn BAIN and her partner Dave CASEY of London. Cherished daughter of Helena (TREBLINSKA) NOWAK of Saint Thomas and the late Konrad NOWAK (April 6, 1986.) Also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins. Mary was born in Saint Thomas on October 4, 1951. She is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, the University of Western Ontario and Althouse Teachers College. She was the Principal of Monsignor Morrison Roman Catholic School. Mary was a member of Saint Anne's Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angel's Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 4: 00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances would be appreciated to Breast Cancer Research or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Unit).

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NOWAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-02 published
NOWAK, Jan Stanley
At Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, November 30, 2005, Jan Stanley NOWAK in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Janina NOWAK. Dear father of Peter NOWAK (Gerta) and Anna KUBIAK- WITKOWSKI (Lech.) Loving grandfather of Michael and Monica. Brother-in-law of Maria ADAMSKA. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 419 Hill Street, on Friday at 9: 30 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. (O'Neil Funeral Home 432-7136).

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NOWAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-03 published
CARMODY, Helen Elaine (CRATE) (1913-2005)
Passed away peacefully at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care on Friday, December 2nd, 2005. Lovingly remembered by her children Michael CARMODY of Los Angeles, California and Kathy (Roland) HAINES of London. Loving grandmother of David HAINES of London, Heather (Tom) NOWAK of Rockwood, Lauren HAINES of Oakville and Deborah HAINES (James SUTHERLAND) of London. Dearest great-grandma of (G.G.) of Nicholas and Victoria NOWAK. Also survived by cousin Annabelle (Andrew) DOMAN of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Sadly missed by special Friends, Jennifer Foster and Daisy. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to a funeral service being conducted at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, London on Monday, December 5th, at 10: 30 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Timothy G. CONNOR presiding. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family invite Friends to a reception at the Grosvenor Club, 1 Grosvenor Street, London immediately after the funeral service. (A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London entrusted with arrangements, 433-5184)

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NOWAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
BISHOP, Anna (née LAWLOR)
Peacefully on Monday, January 3, 2005 at Chateau Gardens Assisted Living, Elmira. Anna (LAWLOR) BISHOP, in her 97th year, formerly of Toronto. Wife of the late Francis BISHOP. Dear mother of Helen and Stewart LOGAN of Elmira and Mary and Terry PHILLIPS of Calgary. Also lovingly remembered by her three grand_sons, Christopher and Nancy LOGAN of Congers, New York, Timothy and Ann LOGAN of Mississauga and Michael PHILLIPS of Calgary and her great-grand_son William LOGAN of Mississauga. Anna was the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by her parents, William and Sarah (McKENNA) LAWLOR, 2 brothers, Jack and Fintan LAWLOR, 4 sisters, Carmel LYNCH, Alice FINNERTY, Frances INWOOD and Sister Mary FINTAN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. only. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church, Elmira on Friday, January 7th at 10: 30 a.m. with Father George NOWAK, C.R. officiating. Interment will take place at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m.

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NOWAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-06 published
RYCABEL, Antoni
Suddenly on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 at Toronto Western Hospital at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Zofia. Loving father of Jennifer NOWAK and her husband Ted, Teresa HAJDASZ and her husband Ed, and John and his wife Wanda. Dear Dziadzi of Joseph, Peter and Dianne. Antoni will be lovingly remembered by his sister Helena and nieces and nephews in Poland, and his many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Roncesvalles Chapel, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Thursday. Rosary Prayers Thursday at 6: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Friday, April 8th, 2005 at 10: 15 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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NOWAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-03 published
PRESTON, Rose Ellen (née FORD)
On Wednesday, November 2, 2005 in her 87th year, peacefully at Kingsway Retirement Residence. Rose PRESTON (née FORD), predeceased by her husband Fred. Beloved mother of Wayne (Lynne), Bryan, Kim PRESTON (Larry KUNKA,) Garry (Lee) and predeceased by her beloved daughter Patricia. Loving grandmother of Jodie NOWAK (Shane O'BYRNE), Debra BOLL (Ron), Sharon BURGESS (David), Christine PRESTON, Steven PRESTON (Kelly), Lucas PRESTON, Erin PRESTON, Robert KUNKA and Kristen KUNKA. Great-grandmother of Ryan, Mattison and Gavin. Our "Wild Iris Rose" will be greatly missed by her many Friends, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 12: 45 p.m. Interment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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NOWAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
GUTKOWSKI, Wladyslaw
Sadly with his family at his side at the Rouge Valley Ajax Pickering Health Centre on Saturday, November 5, 2005, at the age of 85. Predeceased by his wife Clara and his granddaughter Tamara. Dear father of Friedrich (Helene,) Halina (Randy) BERTA, Walter (Krystyna NOWAK,) Leokadia (Jan) WLODARCZYK, Frank, and Henry (Jeanine LASON.) Proud grandfather of Sylvia, Suzanna, Natasha, Kevin, Curtis, Tara, Amanda, Kiana, Sean, and great-grandchildren. Resting at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Homes, 222 Autoroute 20, Cartier - Exit 49 in Pointe-Claire. Funeral service Wednesday, November 9 at St. Michael's Parish, 105 St. Viateur Street, at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Pointe-Claire. Visitation Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montreal Children's Hospital or the Children's Make A Wish Foundation.

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NOWAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-11 published
NOWAK, Raymond Steven " Rocky"
Passed away with peace and dignity, with his loving wife Haiyan at his side, at St. Michael's Hospital, on Thursday, November 10, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dearest father of Jacob. son of the late Michael and Margaret NOWAK. Much loved brother of Richard and his wife Debbie, and uncle of Katie and Michael. Ray was a creative and dedicated teacher of mathematics and computer programming, and a professional musician and engineer for over 30 years. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In memory of Ray, donations to St. Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.

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NOWAKOWSKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
James GUILLET, Chemist and Teacher: (1927-2005)
University of Toronto professor figured out how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down plastic litter in sunlight, writes Sandra MARTIN. He discovered he could 'make it disappear'
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page S7
A "green" chemist, James GUILLET was fascinated by photosynthesis in plants and the wonders that nature could create with solar light and water. He wanted to mimic the function of natural systems in his laboratory.
As a scientist, he was a pioneer in establishing photochemistry and photophysics of the polymer system as an important and separate discipline in chemistry. As an inventor, he used his scientific discoveries in practical applications for human and environmental benefit. During his lifetime he registered more than 100 patents, including a process for making plastics (such as foam coffee cups and fast food clam-shell containers) decompose in sunlight, and an agricultural mulch film That smothers weeds during the growing season and then breaks down into the soil in the winter.
Although he was honoured as a scientist, he did not see his progressive ideas widely embraced by industry and government in this country. On the contrary, he was frustrated by self-interested environmentalists and paper manufacturers who lobbied against the industrial use of his "man-made plastics."
He was revered by colleagues and students, many of whom called him "the Boss" and came from around the world to work with him. "He was not the professor with blinders on his eyes who could only see science," says his Polish colleague Maria NOWAKOWSKA. He loved opera and theatre, growing orchids, swimming and sailing at the family cottage he designed and built nearly 50 years ago.
James Edwin GUILLET was born into an academic Toronto family his father, Edwin, was a prominent historian and the author of Early Life in Upper Canada, among many other books. They lived in the Annex neighbourhood of the city before moving to the suburbs when Jim was 12. Summers were spent with their Ohio relatives at on Horseshoe Island in Stoney Lake near Peterborough.
Musician Sue POLANYI went there, too, as a child because her father was the Anglican Minister at the rectory on the island. "He was immensely handsome as a young man," remembers Ms. POLANYI, and he "grew up to have a grip on business like no other chemist" because he "wasn't a dreamer -- he was a practical man."
After attending Huron Street School, young Jim GUILLET went to the University of Toronto Schools and then the University of Toronto. He joined the campus camera club, winning first prize in a photography contest judged by Yousuf KARSH, with a black and white picture called "Valley of the Shadows" that he had taken of the rocks in the creek at the bottom of his parents' East York home. Prof. GUILLET always attributed his success in finding summer jobs at Eastman Kodak to his early passion for photography.
He graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours degree in physics and chemistry in 1948. Unable to find a job in Canada, he began working fulltime as a research chemist for Eastman Kodak, first, in Rochester and, then, in Kingsport, Tennessee.
During the day, he worked on new types of graft and block copolymers but spent his evenings enjoying the company of Helen BIRCHER, a young university graduate from Nashville, Tennessee., who had recently moved to Kingsport to work for the Girl Scouts. "It was a very small town and everybody knew everybody and we had a ball," she said, "dating and hiking and parties and church." They were married in 1953 in Nashville.
The next year, the GUILLETs went to Saint John's College, Cambridge, in England. Rationing was still in effect, the best form of transport was a bicycle, and they found lodging in a thatched cottage. He studied under R.G.W. Norrish, a future Nobel laureate, earning his Ph. D in photochemistry in 1955. Twenty years later, the university honoured him with an Sc. D, a doctor of science.
After Cambridge, the GUILLETs went back to Kodak in Kingsport, where all four of their children were born. James worked as senior research chemist and later research associate in charge of polyolefin research before joining the chemistry department at the University of Toronto as an associate professor in 1963. At the time, he had 30 U.S. patents and had published 20 scientific papers.
John POLANYI, a future Nobel laureate in chemistry, was on the hiring committee. "He had a great string of patents to his name and we worried that he wasn't going to fit into academe," he remembered, noting the cultural disparities between industry and the "ivory towers."
Fears that Prof. GUILLET's approach might be too commercial proved groundless. In 1969, he was promoted to full professor and named professor emeritus in 1991. "His bent was to do academic science and to figure out why things happened the way they did, rather than how useful they were," said Prof. POLANYI. "He warned all the time against letting the applications of science dominate the university agenda."
At the time, polymer chemistry wasn't a particularly sexy field. That changed largely because of Prof. GUILLET's work. Hearkening back to his early interest in light and shadow in photography, Prof. GUILLET's main areas of research involved studying the way polymers react to light. Polymers are large molecules made from smaller and simpler molecules. They can be artificial, such as plastics, or natural, such as proteins and DNA. Before his time, people were interested in how light reacts with small molecules and he advanced the science with large molecules.
This research led to one of his most important discoveries: how to produce polymers that will degrade or break down in sunlight. In other words, a potential antidote to much of the world's litter problems.
In true scientific fashion, the solution came to him while he was working with his students on the opposite problem: creating a polymer that is resistant to the sun's rays. Electrical wires, which are insulated with plastic, have to be replaced every so often because the sun rots the plastic, making it useless as an insulator.
In 1969, while Prof. GUILLET was working on developing sun-hardy polymers, he went on vacation with his wife Helen to Andros Island in the Bahamas. Disturbed by the litter floating ashore from cruise ships, he realized he could "make it disappear," according to Mrs. GUILLET. All he had to do was to create polymers that were less resistant to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
And of course he did. He registered three patents for photodegradable polymers in 1970, assigning the rights to the U of T. That same year, he started a high-tech company called EcoPlastics to manufacture ecolyte bio-cyclic plastics. The company, which also did contract research on tar sands and greenhouse films, was never able to raise the necessary capital in Canada. A Dutch deal collapsed after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries oil crisis of the 1970s. About 50 per cent of EcoPlastics was acquired by a American entrepreneur in 1986.
Instead of a stock-market bonanza for the U of T, Prof. GUILLET was awarded a Lindbergh Grant worth $10,000 in recognition of his efforts to create a better balance between technology and the environment. He and a colleague were also awarded a gold medal and Canada's patent number 1,000,000 for inventing photodegradable plastics. Some years later, a cynical Prof. GUILLET observed, "It is perhaps a measure of the government's commitment to science and technology that the medal turned out to be gold plated!"
During his career, James GUILLET published nearly 300 scientific papers and wrote 80 patent applications. He founded two other companies besides EcoPlastics. Medi-Pro Sciences Ltd., which was incorporated in 1976, did research on artificial skin and medical applications of plastics. Solarchem Corporation (1984) tried to develop pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals for pollution control using sunlight as the primary energy source.
He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, a Killam Research Fellowship in 1987 and the International Award of the Society of Polymer Science in 1999. During his career, he supervised 28 Ph. D. theses, 26 masters degrees and 50 post-doctoral fellows and research associates.
He immersed himself in the lives and problems of his students and the scientists who came from around the world to work with him. "I thought he was a wonderful person who cared about his students and would spend hours and hours tutoring them if they were having a problem," says Susan ARBUCKLE, his secretary since she moved here from California in 1971.
That sentiment was echoed by John FRASER, Master of Massey College at the U of T, who called on Prof. GUILLET a number of times to mentor troubled science students. "He was just incredible," said Mr. FRASER. "He knew what their log jam was and who they should speak to." He also gave the college two Paul Kane portraits that had belonged to his father.
One of his research associates was Maria NOWAKOWSKA, now vice-rector for research and international relations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Back in the early 1970s, Prof. NOWAKOWSKA, then a Ph. D student, went to an international conference in Prague, one of the few places she could visit before the fall of communism. Prof. GUILLET, who was the keynote speaker, spoke with her after her presentation because he "always had the idea to approach young people who needed his hand and his help," Prof. NOWAKOWSKA said by telephone from her home this week.
He invited her to work in his lab, a trip she couldn't make for 15 years because of work and family commitments and the hurdles erected by the state to keep her from defecting to the West. She says his lab, then, was the best in the world in photophysics and photochemistry and "supervisors were fighting" to find places for their students "to work with Jim GUILLET."
She arrived with no luggage, no place to stay, no computer, and almost no cash, so Prof. GUILLET took her home where she was treated as a member of the family and given a bed until she found a place to live. It was the beginning of an international collaboration that continued until his death. Working with him was like being in "a volcano of ideas," she said. "People respected him and each other."
She met with him for the last time before Prof. GUILLET underwent heart surgery in August. Even in hospital he was still encouraging her to pursue new patents on natural polymers and publish the results.
James Edwin GUILLET was born in Toronto on January 14, 1927. He died September 23, 2005, from complications following successful bypass surgery. He is survived by his wife, two siblings, four children and nine grandchildren.

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NOWAKOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-28 published
VANNATTER, George William
Of Wallacetown (formerly of Port Stanley) on November 26, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, passing away in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Mary VANNATTER and lovingly remembered by his children Rebecca TAIT/TAITE/TATE, James VANNATTER, Wanda TUFF, Jason VANNATTER, Devin VANNATTER and Deanna MIZON, step-children Darlene FELDER, Darrell and Rob NOWAKOWSKI. He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Kim FRAMPTON (Tate), Jarrod TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Jordon VANNATTER, Brendan TUFF, Kyle FLINT- VANNATTER, Alexander and Amber-Jean VANNATTER, Keirhan and Ayzlynne MIZON and step-grandchildren Adreanna and Andrew FELDER. Survived by brother Bob VANNATTER and sisters Ann GAGG and Bonnie MILLS and brother of the late Philip VANNATTER and Sharon McINTYRE. Born on the 20th day of July 1938, son of the late Frances Marion and George William VANNATTER in Bayham Township. He resided for many years in Port Stanley and volunteered as a firefighter. Remarried in May of 2000 and resided in Saint Thomas for 3 years and then in Wallacetown until his death. A Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses: on Wednesday, November 30th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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NOWAKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-12 published
STACHON, Mary
In loving memory of a beloved and inspirational wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all. Mary STACHON passed away in her sleep, on Thursday, February 10, 2005, in her efforts to recover from the ill effects of a stroke. Having lead an exemplary life, 83 years rich, she will be sadly missed by her loving soulmate of 63 years Joseph STACHON, daughter Diane NOWAKOWSKI and her husband Joseph, and son-in-law Douglas DOW. Mary is now reunited with her late daughter Joanne DOW. A treasured sister and best friend of Julia RUTKOWSKI and the kindest most loving grandmother of Greg NOWAKOWSKI, Rosemary and Danny DOW. Mary has enriched every life touched. She will be remembered for her unparalleled kindness, generosity and goodness and for being such a vital and beautiful source of love. The family will receive Friends at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park), on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. and Sunday from 3-7 p.m. with Rosary Prayers on Sunday at 6: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 9: 00 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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NOWAKOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-26 published
TAVERNER- NOWAKOWSKI, Julie
Suddenly on Thursday, June 23rd, 2005 at the North York General Hospital in her 44th year. Loving and devoted mother of Maria NOWAKOWSKI and dear "Nana" of Blake. Loving companion of Matthew PATTISON. Survived by her very loving father Jan and predeceased by her mother Maria. Julie will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her sisters Helen, Margaret and Rose and nieces Nicole and Katelyn. Friends may call on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 9 o'clock. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton, Ontario. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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NOWATZKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
WILSON, C. Douglas " Doug"
Suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 5, 2005, Doug passed away after a brief struggle with lung cancer. Doug was the loved and loving husband of Colette (née MURPHY) and cherished father of Carl and his wife Sheila HETI of Toronto and Jeremy and his partner Lory PICHECA of Ottawa. Doug was predeceased by his parents Carl and Hallie WILSON of Selkirk, Manitoba. His sister Margaret Ann and her husband Jeff NOWATZKI of Winnipeg survive him. Doug enjoyed the love of a large clan of sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as several little great-nieces and nephews. Doug started his career as a Lawyer in Brantford in 1970 and set up the Legal Department at the City of Brantford in 1975. He worked at the City until his illness intensified. Doug was involved in many City projects and enjoyed being a part of Brantford's growth and success in recent years. He had great respect for his colleagues and all the City employees whom he knew. His involvement in local sports and with the Rotary Club of Brantford enriched his life and made him many Friends. His love of books and music sustained him, especially in the last few weeks. The family will receive Friends at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 95 Darling Street at George Street, Brantford, Monday at 2 p.m. Cremation. Reverend Allan LYNK will officiate. If desired, donations in Doug's name to the Brantford Public Library, The Rotary Club of Brantford or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553. mccleisterfuneralhomes@sympatico.ca

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NOWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
COLMER, Gladys (née BLAKE)
Peacefully in her sleep, on Sunday, August 21, 2005, at the Baker Centre, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick COLMER. Loving mother of Jack (Mildred) and Raymond (Marion.) Cherished grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lillian NOWELL and the late Fred BLAKE. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Immanuel Church of the Nazarene, 1875 Sheppard Ave. W. (at Buckland Ave.). Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Harold and Grace Baker Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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NOWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-12 published
KOSARENKO, Joyce
Peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Saturday, September 10, 2005 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Ernie. Loving mother of Susan and her husband Michael CONNER. Dear grandma of Erin, Casey, Alyson, and great-grandma of Luna and Madison. Dear sister of Verna CHICK, Doreen LORD, Barrie NOWELL, and the late Carol ZELANKO and Richard NOWELL. She will be sadly missed by all her family and Friends. A private graveside service will be held in Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, Mississauga or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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NOWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-30 published
FITZSIMON, Marion (formerly MICHNA)
After an active life, passed away peacefully in Ajax in her 102nd year. Admired for her artistic ability, sense of humour and broad range of interests, she will be greatly missed. Beloved wife of the late Ewald MICHNA and the late George FITZSIMON; dear mother of Christine WISE and Richard MICHNA and his wife, Perle loving grandmother of David and Benjamin MICHNA; dear sister of Margaret WILKINSON and the late Mary Isabel TODD; loving aunt of Evelyn TODD and great-aunt of David NOWELL. Visitation at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax, on Monday, October 31st at 11: 00 a.m. with service at 2:00 p.m. Interment on Tuesday, November 1st at 11: 00 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery, Spring Gardens Road, Burlington.

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NOWELLS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-23 published
SINDEN, William " Bill" Frederick
Peacefully, at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 22, 2005 William "Bill" Frederick SINDEN of Long Point and formerly of Tillsonburg in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Florine SINDEN (nee: COMBES.) Dear father of Carole (Ed) DAVIS of London; Joan (Derek) READ of London. Cherished and much loved grandfather "Poppa" to Pam (Ralph) NAUJOKAITIS of London; Vikki (Domenic) ANELLO of London; Dean BRENNER of Duncan, British Columbia; Kevin (Kristin) TROTTER of Vancouver, British Columbia; Steven (Tracy) READ of Dutton; Robert READ of London. Great-grandfather to Mitchell; Kyle; Nicholas; Alex and Hannah. Dear brother to Jean PORTER of Courtland; Lorraine ROSEHART of Tillsonburg; Irene LIVINGSTONE of Simcoe; Jim (Joan) SINDEN of Tillsonburg; Brenda NOWELLS of Tillsonburg; Paul (Bryden) SINDEN of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was the President and former owner of Sinden Ltd. a longtime paint and decorating family business still existing in Tillsonburg a member of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club, a member of the Tillsonburg Ashler #701 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Masonic Lodge a past member of the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club, a past Tillsonburg Volunteer Fireman; and a founding member and president of the Providence Bay Hunt Club. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services for Bill will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday December 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul ROBINSON of Tillsonburg Alliance Church officiating. Cremation to follow. A Masonic Service under the auspice of Tillsonburg Ashler Lodge #701 will be in the chapel on Tuesday December 27, 2005 at 7 p.m. Interment will take place later at Tillsonburg Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife in the SINDEN Family plot. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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NOWELLS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
SINDEN, William " Bill" Frederick
Peacefully, at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 22, 2005 William "Bill" Frederick SINDEN of Long Point and formerly of Tillsonburg in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Florine SINDEN (nee: COMBES.) Dear father of Carole (Ed) DAVIS of London; Joan (Derek) READ of London. Cherished and much loved grandfather "Poppa" to Pam (Ralph) NAUJOKAITIS of London; Vikki (Domenic) ANELLO of London; Dean BRENNER of Duncan, British Columbia; Kevin (Kristin) TROTTER of Vancouver, British Columbia; Steven (Tracy) READ of Dutton; Robert READ of London. Great-grandfather to Mitchell; Kyle; Nicholas; Alex and Hannah. Dear brother to Jean PORTER of Courtland; Lorraine ROSEHART of Tillsonburg; Irene LIVINGSTONE of Simcoe; Jim (Joan) SINDEN of Tillsonburg; Brenda NOWELLS of Tillsonburg; Paul (Bryden) SINDEN of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was the President and former owner of Sinden Ltd. a longtime paint and decorating family business still existing in Tillsonburg a member of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club, a member of the Tillsonburg Ashler #701 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Masonic Lodge a past member of the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club, a past Tillsonburg Volunteer Fireman; and a founding member and president of the Providence Bay Hunt Club. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services for Bill will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday December 28, 2005 at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul ROBINSON of Tillsonburg Alliance Church officiating. Cremation to follow. A Masonic Service under the auspice of Tillsonburg Ashler Lodge #701 will be in the chapel on Tuesday December 27, 2005 at 7 p.m. Interment will take place later at Tillsonburg Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife in the SINDEN Family plot. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Tillsonburg Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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NOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-07 published
McKIMMIE, Richard " Rick"
Peacefully, after a short illness, at the Etobicoke General Hospital, in his 78th year. Loving husband of Margaret for 47 years. Devoted father of Gary (Sheila,) Heather (Rick GODFREY,) and Lori (Mark NOWERS.) Devoted grandfather of Scott and Mack. The family would like to thank the staff of Etobicoke General C.C.U. for their compassion and care. Following Rick's wishes, there will be a private family service. Memorial remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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NOWICKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-25 published
MANUEL, Violet Frances
Peacefully, at True Davidson Acres West, on Sunday, January 23, 2005. Predeceased by her sisters Verna MANUEL, Rhoda WILSON and Beryl NIKKANEN. Violet's niece Melva TULK, great-niece Lynn NOWICKI, great-nephew Dana TULK and their spouses Lorne, Steve and Carol, and great-great-nieces and nephew, Enise, Aurora and James will celebrate Violet's 97 years on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway at 8 p.m. Visiting will begin at 7 p.m. Private interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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NOWICKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-17 published
LEPINSKI, Olga (née NOWICKI)
On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at age 77 years. Beloved wife of the late Michael LEPINSKI. Loving mother of Michael and his wife Eveline, John and his wife Beverly, and Patrick and his wife Jo-Anne. Loving grandmother of Jeffery, Zariina, Jason, Stacy, Cas, Deidre, Christina and Brandon. Loving great-grandmother of Kayla and Kyle.

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NOWITSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-14 published
WOOD, Ruby Ellen (née SANDELL)
Passed away at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Norman George WOOD. Dear mother of Sandra WOOD and her husband Jim INGLIS of Brampton, Donna WOOD of Toronto, Douglas WOOD and his wife Catherine of Oakville and Christine NOWITSKY and her husband Andrew of Oakville. Loving grandmother of Jonathan and Kristen Whitney, Candace, Jordan; and Sierra. Predeceased by her brother Melvin SANDELL. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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NOWITSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-30 published
NOWITSKY, Joseph
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Site on Thursday, April 28, 2005. Joseph, beloved husband of the late Olga BULICH. Loving father of Bernice and her husband Evan BODNARCHUK of Mississauga, Andrew and his wife Christine of Oakville and Patricia and her husband Malcolm PRYOR of Vancouver. Joseph will be sadly missed by his granddaughter Sierra. He is survived by his sister Antonia MASIAK of Toronto and predeceased by his brother Boris and sister Pauline. 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 Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Panakhyda on Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. The Orthodox Rite of Funeral will be on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church 3338 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Interment Prospect Cemetery. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com

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NOWITSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-14 published
WOOD, Ruby Ellen (née SANDELL)
Passed away at Trillium Health Centre Mississauga, on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Norman George WOOD. Dear mother of Sandra WOOD and her husband Jim INGLIS of Brampton, Donna WOOD of Toronto, Douglas WOOD and his wife Catherine of Oakville, and Christine NOWITSKY and her husband Andrew of Oakville. Loving grandmother of Jonathan and Kristen Whitney, Candace, Jordan; and Sierra. Predeceased by her brother Melvin SANDELL. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 1 p.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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NOWITSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-30 published
NOWITSKY, Joseph
Peacefully, at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Site, on Thursday, April 28, 2005. Joseph, beloved husband of the late Olga BULICH. Loving father of Bernice and her husband Evan BODNARCHUK of Mississauga, Andrew and his wife Christine of Oakville, and Patricia and her husband Malcolm PRYOR of Vancouver. Joseph will be sadly missed by his granddaughter Sierra. He is survived by his sister Antonia MASIAK of Toronto, and predeceased by his brother Boris and sister Pauline. 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 Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Panakhyda on Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. The Orthodox Rite of Funeral will be on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3338 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Interment Prospect Cemetery. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www. RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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NOWLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-15 published
JEFFERY, Aubrey William (January 30, 1929-July 14, 2005)
Loving husband of the late Gwen (née NOWLAN.) Caring father of Mark (Cheryl), Dale (Karen), and Lisa (John). "Grampie" of Mikayla, Larissa, Skyler, Ella, and Liam. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Family and Friends will be received at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel," 2900 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, 416-267-4656, for visitation on Friday, July 15 from 7-9 p.m and Saturday, July 16 from 2-4 p.m. Private cremation. In lieu flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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NOWOTNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-15 published
VOGEL, Emil
Passed away peacefully at Leisureworld Retirement Residence, Brampton, on Sunday, November 13, 2005, Emil VOGEL at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ann (née PANTELE.) He is the cherished father and father-in-law to Brigitte and her husband Horst PETERSEN, Bruno and his wife Kelly VOGEL, Christine and her husband Darrin CAIN. Loving Opa to Michael PETERSEN, Kristi (née PETERSEN) and her husband Daniel HUNTER, Richard and Matthew VOGEL, Olivia and Mitchell CAIN. Adored great-opa to Summer and Ashley HUNTER. He will be fondly remembered by his brother Josef VOGEL and his wife Maria and their family, his sister-in-law Elfriede VOGEL and her family, all from Germany and also by his in-laws, Tony and Ilse PANTELE and their family, Erich and Rosi PANTELE and their family, Ludwig and Monica PANTELE and their family, Regina PANTELE and her family, all from Germany. Emil is predeceased by his brother Otto VOGEL, his sister Margaret NOWOTNY and his brother-in-law Rudolf PANTELE. Emil was born in Czechoslovakia and then later lived in Germany. He immigrated to Canada in 1957. He was a hard working man who had a passion for business and his company, Strato Steel. He loved travelling, fishing and being at the cottage. He was devoted to his family and was always there to help the people around him. He also greatly enjoyed being with his Friends, who we know will sadly miss him. Emil's family will receive family and Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Wednesday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, November 17 at 11 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If people wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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NOWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-12-08 published
NOWSKI, Catherine
On Thursday, December 1, 2005 at the age of 76. Predeceased by her husband Stan. Much loved mother of Debbie, Karen and Stanley. She will be sadly missed by her granddaughters Jennifer and Tracy, her daughter-in-law Clara, and her many Friends. A private service was held.

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