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OSA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-12 published
Jean Hanson ELPHICK
By John ELPHICK, Monday, September 12, 2005, Page A16
Artist, mother, grandmother, wife. Born September 27, 1930, in Toronto. Died March 30 in Burlington, Ontario, of breast cancer, aged 74.
'Love you," were the words Jean said whenever she said goodbye to her children and grandchildren. She had a very lovely, sweet voice and talked happily to everyone.
Jean's Celtic charm, wit and strong will were gifts from her mother's parents, who were Irish.
She also had an artistic gift. Educated in the Catholic system, she enjoyed liturgical art and the Latin mass. After graduating from secondary school, she studied at the Ontario College of Art, where she was an honours student.
After Jean left college, she set off on a journey of colour and form with a joyful love of design permeating her soul.
In 1953, she began her life as a designer, illustrator, photographer and painter. She began exhibiting her paintings in 1954 and had exhibitions in New York, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Ontario, St. Catharines, Ontario, Burlington, Ontario, North Truro, Massachusetts, and Awajii, Japan (where she won a gold-medal prize for excellence).
In the early 1960s, she became a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and The Ontario Society of Artists. Membership for Jean meant that she was recognized among the finest artists in Canada. She was proud to include the letters CSPWC and OSA after her name.
In 1966, Jean and I were married. We had two children: Shawna and Kelline. During their childhood, Jean did as much art and design as she could while concentrating on bringing up our children. She nurtured our children's talents and had fun creating things for them, including a parrot Halloween costume for Kelline and two wonderful ceramic wall hangings depicting the holidays of the year for both Shawna and Kelline.
Jean had a passion for rocks and minerals. She loved the beauty of natural and polished stones and became quite knowledgeable about various minerals. Some of the most enjoyable times in her life were looking for and finding colourful pebbles on holiday beaches.
She loved nature, including the ever-changing skies. In time, her paintings evolved into abstractions of land and sky with the horizon dominating. A dear friend penned these words about her horizon paintings: "Horizons that give birth to dreams. Horizons that unravel the complexity and inner struggles of the real world, and horizons that whisper of eternities in another world."
She also loved animals, especially Newfoundland dogs, four of which have been part of our family.
While Jean was ill with cancer, she had a strong desire to communicate her thoughts and created three books. One was titled Sharing Comfort, another Sharing Thoughts. Each page of these two books contained abstract illustrations and profound, expressive thoughts. One example is: "Life span /like ham /do not waste /in dark place." The other is a book of photographs of knotholes in old fences combined with whimsical verses.
Jean also had a major exhibition of her paintings in the third year of her illness, with some very large watercolours and oil paintings.
In Shawna's words, "Mom was a very wise person. She was a friend. She wasn't judgmental. She was a generous mother and grandmother, emotionally and with her time. She was always there for her children and grandchildren. Our memories of her beauty, strength, wisdom and zest for life will live on. She has taught us how to see the sky and has shown us the beauty in nature."
John ELPHICK is Jean's husband.

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OSADZUK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-12-30 published
McCONNELL, Shelley Ann Elaine (OSADZUK)
On this day we remember with love, our cherished daughter, sister and aunt, Shelley Ann Elaine, who left us December 30th, 2001.
How beautiful, how precious
is the peace that we can find,
In the legacy of memories.
that she has left behind.
In our hearts we hear Shelley laugh,
See her smile and feel her love.
With us forever, Just a touch above.
- Mom, Dad and family
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OSAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-31 published
HUROWITZ, Stanley Gerald
Quietly, On Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Stan Hurowitz, beloved husband of Jeanne. Loving father and father-in-law of Bonnie and Michael FULLER of New York, Judy HUROWITZ, Steven HUROWITZ and Diane OSAK, and step father and father-in-law of Rob and Sandra HARSSAR, and Susan HARSSAR. Devoted grandfather of Noah, Sofia, Leilah, Sasha, Matthew, Lisa, Samara, Jamie, and Loren. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) for service on Thursday, March 31st at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Holy Blossom Temple section. Shiva 2727 Yonge Street, Suite 507. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Brain Health Clinic/Mood and Related Disorders Clinic at Baycrest Centre 416-785-2875.

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OSAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-31 published
HUROWITZ, Stanley Gerald
Quietly, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Stan HUROWITZ, beloved husband of Jeanne. Loving father and father-in-law of Bonnie and Michael FULLER of New York, Judy HUROWITZ, Steven HUROWITZ and Diane OSAK, and step-father and father-in-law of Rob and Sandra HARSSAR, and Susan HARSSAR. Devoted grandfather of Noah, Sofia, Leilah, Sasha, Matthew, Lisa, Samara, Jamie, and Loren. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) for service on Thursday, March 31st at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Holy Blossom Temple section. Shiva 2727 Yonge Street, Suite 507. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Brain Health Clinic/Mood and Related Disorders Clinic at Baycrest Centre 416-785-2875.

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OSANIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-28 published
GOWER, Lorne Myron Albert
With sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of Lorne, at the Trillium Health Centre, on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, in his 93rd year. He was born on February 7, 1913 in Markham, Ontario. He was the only son of the late Albert GOWER and Leila née TEFFT.) Devoted husband of Dorothea (formerly STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, née WHEATCROFT) for 29 years and the late Mary Grace (née BALES) for 38 years. He leaves to cherish his memory and mourn his loss his son Brian and daughter-in-law Alla, grandchildren Lisa OSANIC and her husband Philip of Kingston, Anita GOWER of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and great-grandchildren Nicholas and Christie of Kingston. Lorne retired from Turnbull/Dover Elevator. He spent many happy winters with Dorothea in Florida. Family and Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Friday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at St. George's on-the-Hill Churchyard. If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. George's on-the-Hill Church or to your local Humane Society.

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