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RAFFA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-21 published
ABRAMSON, Morris
On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at Baycrest Hospital. Morris ABRAMSON, beloved husband of the late Sophia ABRAMSON. Loving father and father-in-law of Freda and Solomon GLICK of New Jersey. Devoted grandfather of Judy and Michael RAFFA, and Garrett GLICK. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Lithuanian Farband section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. If desired, donations may be made to Morris Abramson c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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RAFFAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-03 published
DEAN, Ronald
Suddenly at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on March 2, 2005, at age 81. Ron, beloved husband of Audrey (RAFFAN.) Loving father of Della PEARSON and husband Gary, Trish BROERSNA, and Ken and his wife Cheryl. Cherished grandpa to Keith, Kyle, Lindsey, Trevor, Justin and Bradley. Dear brother to Marie BRIDGES. Mr. DEAN was a long-time employee with the Scarborough Board of Education. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.), Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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RAFFAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-07 published
STACKHOUSE, Thomas Lorne " Tom"
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital Hamilton, on Friday, November 4, 2005 at age 73. Beloved husband of Marlene. Loving Dad of Julie BREWER (Larry), Ed STACKHOUSE (Susan), Judy SMITH (Paul), Vicky RAFFAY (Andy), Jeff STACKHOUSE (Kris), and Steven STACKHOUSE. Cherished Papa of Stephanie SNOW (Shaun,) Becky BREWER (Scott,) Greg STACKHOUSE (Nicole), Mike STACKHOUSE (Lacey), Christa SMITH (Jeff), Amanda ANDERSON (Jeremy), Ryan RAFFAY, Megan RAFFAY, Brittney and Breanne RAFFAY, Tyler, Kyle and Nathan STACKHOUSE, Quentin and Tucker STACKHOUSE; Great Papa of Colton, Sydney and Caden SNOW. Will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters Bob (Mac) and his Best Friend Ted STEVENS (Teddy Bear) and Barb. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Margaret STACKHOUSE. Mr. STACKHOUSE was the President and General Manager from 1959 to 1996 of Queensway Tire Service Ltd., Simcoe which expanded to Woodstock Tire Service Ltd. in 1994, he was the owner of Classic Auto Ranch, Simcoe, former owner of Queensway Crane Service, and former partner in Simcoe Honda 1992 Ltd., partner in both Quick Clean Car Wash and JET Enterprises Simcoe. Tom was also the former owner of QT Truck Rentals and Minit Lube, Simcoe. He was the developer of Agricultural, Residential, Commercial and Industrial properties in the Simcoe area and Insurance Appraiser of Antique and Classic Vehicles for over 45 years. Mr. STACKHOUSE's Community involvement included, former member of Simcoe Rotary, Simcoe Lions Club, Simcoe Minor Hockey Coach, Board Member of Ontario Housing Authority, Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary, Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce serving on several committees, and Corvettes of Southern Ontario. Tom was a member of the Ontario Tire Dealers Association, serving on several committees, President of Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant-Ontario Progressive Conservative Association from 1998-2002, President of the Conservative Party of Canada Haldimand Norfolk E.D.A. 2004, Founder and Past President of Historical Automobile Society of Canada, Long Point Chapter, Member of American Truck Historical Society of North America, Member of Harley Owners Group, Member of International Cockshutt Club, Ducks Unlimited, Board of Directors of Haldimand-Norfolk-Tillsonburg Crime Stoppers, and was appointed to the Police Services Board of Haldimand-Norfolk, June 2000 to September 2005. Mr. STACKHOUSE was a life member of Norfolk #10 Masonic Lodge, 33 Degree Scottish Right Member, serving on Membership Committee for 8 years, a Life Member of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Mocha Temple, London. Tom was the Past President 1969 and 1970 of the Norfolk Shrine Club, a Charter Member and Past Secretary of Mocha Classics, Charter Member, Past President and Secretary of Mocha Harleys, Past President and Secretary of Mocha Cabiri Association, Member of the Divan (executive) of Mocha Temple 1982-1989, Potentate of Mocha Temple of the Shrine (London) 1990, Budget and Finance Committee of Mocha Temple 1991-1996, Life Member of 25 other Shrine Temples in Canada, United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Panama and Mexico, Life Member of 9 other Clubs and Units of the Mocha Temple of the Shrine, as well as a member of the order of Kentucky Colonels. The family will receive Friends to share their memories of Tom at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe on Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 80 Colborne St. S., Simcoe on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Gord MOIR officiating. Cremation to follow. A Masonic Lodge #10 Service in memory of Mr. STACKHOUSE will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 6: 00 p.m. Baldock's 519-426-0291

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RAFFEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-01 published
SZABOLCS, Ursula (née RAFFEL)
Of Orangeville and formerly of Saint Thomas on Thursday, September 29, 2005, at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Joseph G. SZABOLCS and dearly loved mother of Ursula and her husband Tom ROBERTSON of Vancouver and Peter and his wife Catherine SZABOLCS of Orangeville. Much loved grandmother of Eva and Joey ROBERTSON, Natasha, Jayme and Travis SZABOLCS. Dear sister of Gunther RAFFEL of Germany and the late Reiner RAFFEL and the late Ingrid FRITZ. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ursula was born in Germany on July 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude RAFFEL. She came to Canada in 1950 and was a long time member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church for Mass of the Christian Burial at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels' Church Building Fund.

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RAFFERTY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-20 published
CHAPMAN, Doris Lillian (WELLINGTON)
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham, on Monday, April 18th, 2005. The former Doris Lillian WELLINGTON, of Durham, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur CHAPMAN. Loving mother of Bettyann CHAPMAN- BENDER and her friend, Armour TAYLES, of Durham, Shirley and her husband, Bob NORMORE, of Wasaga Beach, Bill and Theresa RANDALL, of Durham, and Pat and her husband, Howard WALKER, of Georgetown. Fondly remembered by her six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Dear sister of Evelyn RAFFERTY, of Brampton. Dear aunt of Don RAFFERTY and family. Predeceased by her parents, William and Ellen WELLINGTON her step-father, Alfred PERRYMAN; her grandchildren, Timothy and Lori Ann and her brother, Reg. Funeral Service will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Alliston Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Rockwood Terrace would be appreciated by the family.
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RAFFERTY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-17 published
MILLAR, Adrian Patrick
Peacefully, on Monday, November 14th, 2005, Mr. Adrian Patrick MILLAR of London in his 30th year. Loving fiancee of Aggie BRADBURY of London. Loving son of Janet MILLAR and Patrick RAFFERTY. Dear brother of Rebecca MILLAR of London. Special friend of Montgomery. Also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and by the Bradbury family. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 18th, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Adrian are asked to consider the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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RAFFERTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-11 published
PEAREN, Ethel
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on April 9, 2005, at Toronto. Ethel, wife of the late Charles (1984), loving mother of Terry (Alice) and Rick (Sue), dear Oma of Krista (Scott RAFFERTY,) Charla (Dan ABRAHAMSON,) James, and Claire, Great Oma of Kacey and Mackenzie, will be missed by nieces, nephews and family. Family and Friends will be received at Pine Hills Cemetery, Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road (north of St. Clair Ave. East), 416-267-8229, on Wednesday, April 13 from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m., reception to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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RAFFERTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-25 published
RAFFERTY, Nadia Cristine (DE VELLIS)
At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Sunday May 22, 2005, age 39 years, of Newcastle. Beloved wife of Martin RAFFERTY. Loving mother of Hayley and Katie. Dear sister of Nancy and Marisa. Dear aunt of Bridgit, Jacob, Charlotte, David and Andrea. At her request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville. Those wishing to honour Nadia's memory may do so by making donations to The Diabetes Foundation. www.northcuttelliott.com

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RAFFERTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-27 published
RAFFERTY, Barbara Ann
Passed away peacefully on December 21st, 2005. Barb, loving mother of Paul MITCHELL (Shari.) Dear friend of Wilfred GOMES, Lenard WOODCOCK, and Tim SAWYER. Barb is survived by her cousins Marion (Jim ARNOTT,) and Jimmy BRITTAIN, and her uncle Harold and aunt Lillian BRITTAIN. Family and Friends will be received at The Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E. (one block west of Kingston Rd., West Hill), 416-281-6800, on Thursday, December 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 30 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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RAFLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-07 published
KHALIL, Isis (April 7, 1941-September 4, 2005)
Went to be with Our Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Isis was surrounded by her family and Friends when she passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved wife of Samir. Treasured mother of son Yousri, and daughter Amira. Dear sister of Maher SEDRA, Salwa RAFLA, Tahany FARAG, Sanaa MIKAHAIL and Magdy SEDRA. Loving aunt to several nieces and nephews. Devoted friend to many. Isis immigrated to Canada from Egypt in 1966. Shortly thereafter, with her usual determination, her diligent studies enabled her employment as a medical lab technologist at Sunnybrook Hospital. Her 31 year career span at Sunnybrook was filled with dedication, integrity, and personal and professional growth. She was a valued and respected supervisor and colleague. Isis lived life to the fullest with little time for sleep. She loved Canada dearly and made use of all the opportunities it gave her to live a full and rewarding life. Her refirement in 2000 allowed her more time for personal pursuits such as travelling, volunteer work and outdoor activities. Isis was an avid reader and had interests in many areas, including Egyptology, history, politics, Egyptian literature and short story writing. Her passion for Middle Eastern costume creations and presentations was greatly appreciated in many circles. She cherished her involvement at fund-raising events and festivals at both Saint Mark's and Saint Mary's Coptic Orthodox Churches, and Chapel Place Presbyterian Church. It was in the Discipleship of Our Lord's work that Isis found greatest satisfaction. We will all greatly miss her. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (three lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation on Thursday, September 8 from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. and Friday 9-11 a.m. Funeral Service on Friday, September 9 at 12 p.m. at Saint Mark's Coptic Church (41 Glendinning, Scarborough). Interment at Westminster Cemetery. If desired, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made in loving memory of Isis.

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RAFTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-26 published
McINTYRE, Chris
Peacefully at home on Monday, January 24, 2005. Predeceased by his wife Bernadette. Lovingly remembered by children Terry (Jeanette) and Mary RAFTER (David.) Proud Papa to Zoe, Niamh, Keenan, Ciara and Declan. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at St. Theresa's Parish Shrine of the Little Flower, 2559 Kingston Road (atMidland). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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RAFTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-05-04 published
HAMILTON, Ray (1921-2005)
Passed away at the Grey Bruce Health Services, in Owen Sound, on Monday, April 4th, 2005, Ray HAMILTON, of Owen Sound, in his 84th year. Beloved brother of Helen DECLARK and husband, Juck, of Lady Smith, British Columbia, and Patricia RAFTIS and husband, Donald, of Harriston. Dear friend of Rita CRAWFORD, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie HAMILTON and brothers, Lee, Jim, Pat and their wives. Ray will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, on Thursday, April 7th, 2005. Father Paul WALSH officiated. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound.
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RAFTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-05 published
HAMILTON, Ray
After a courageous battle with cancer at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday, April 4, 2005. Ray HAMILTON of Owen Sound in his 84th year. Beloved brother of Helen DECLARKE and her husband Juck of Ladysmith, British Columbia and Patricia RAFTIS and her husband Donald of Harriston. Dear friend of Rita CRAWFORD of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents J.L. and Annie HAMILTON formerly of Berkeley and brothers Lee, Jim, Pat and their wives. Ray will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, 376-3710 for visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday, April 7th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Cancer Society. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com
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RAFTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-04 published
RAFTIS, Alma Gertrude (née HEFFERNAN)
At Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Saturday, September 3, 2005 in her 82nd year. Alma was born on March 15, 1924 to Michael and Catherine (FARRELL) HEFFERNAN. She was the eighth of ten children. Alma married Joseph RAFTIS, the son of Joseph and Rose (KAIN) RAFTIS, on October 6, 1945. Alma and Joseph journeyed together for 50 years. Joseph predeceased her on February 27, 1996. Alma and Joseph were blessed with 10 children - Sister Paula Maria (Rosella), Carmel D.C.J. of St. Catherines, Michael (Theresa) of Sherwood Park, Patrick (Eliana) of Hillsdale, Ernie (Livia) of London, Anna-Marie (Bill) of Ayton, Mary of Arthur, Frank (Jane) of Surrey, England, Ed (Michelle) of Barrie, Mark of London and Paul of Edmonton. Cherished grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 2. Survived by her brothers Ken of Caledon, Len (Barb) of Mississauga and sister Hilda (Austin) LEHMAN of Toronto. Also by sisters-in-law Marcy PIGNATELLE of Georgetown and Genny PHILLIPS of Toronto. Sadly missed by her many relatives and Friends. Predeceased by her brothers Ormie, Albert, Ambrose, Ernie and sisters Mary and Irene. Alma was a long time member of the C.W.L. from 1954-1960 in Belleville, from 1961-1990 in Toronto and from 1990-2005 in Arthur. The family will receive Friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George Street, Arthur on Sunday, September 4, 2005 from 2-9 p.m. Rosary will be at 4 p.m. and parish prayers at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Arthur, on Monday, September 5, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint John Cemetery, Arthur to follow. Remembrances to the Carmelite Sisters or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. The family wish to thank Dr. LANDONI and nursing staff of Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus. Forever loved in our hearts and remembered in our thoughts as an inspiration on how to live with grace, dignity, humor, and prayerful concern for others. Crawford Funeral Home. 519-848-6872.

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RAFTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-04 published
RAFTIS, Alma Gertrude (née HEFFERNAN)
At Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus on Saturday, September 03, 2005 in her 82nd year. Alma was born on March 15, 1924 to Michael and Catherine (FARRELL) HEFFERNAN. She was the eighth of ten children. Alma married Joseph RAFTIS, the son of Joseph and Rose (KAIN) RAFTIS, on October 6, 1945. Alma and Joseph journeyed together for 50 years. Joseph predeceased her on February 27, 1996. Alma and Joseph were blessed with 10 children - Sister Paula Maria (Rosella), Carmel D.C.J. of St. Catherines, Michael (Theresa) of Sherwood Park, Patrick (Eliana) of Hillsdale, Ernie (Livia) of London, Anna-Marie (Bill) of Ayton, Mary of Arthur, Frank (Jane) of Surrey, England, Ed (Michelle) of Barrie, Mark of London and Paul of Edmonton. Cherished grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 2. Survived by her brothers Ken of Caledon, Len (Barb) of Mississauga and sister Hilda (Austin) LEHMAN of Toronto. Also by sisters-in-law Marcy PIGNATELLE of Georgetown and Genny PHILLIPS of Toronto. Sadly missed by her many relatives and Friends. Predeceased by her brothers Ormie, Albert, Ambrose, Ernie and sisters Mary and Irene. Alma was a long time member of the C.W.L. from 1954-1960 in Belleville, from 1961-1990 in Toronto and from 1990-2005 in Arthur. The family will receive Friends at the Crawford Funeral Home, 243 George Street, Arthur on Sunday September 04, 2005 from 2-9 p.m. Rosary will be said at 4 p.m and parish prayers at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Arthur, on Monday, September 05, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint John Cemetery, Arthur to follow. Remembrances to the Carmelite Sisters or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. The family wish to thank Dr. LANDONI and nursing staff at Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus. Forever loved in our hearts and remembered in our thoughts as an inspiration on how to live with grace, dignity, humour, and prayerful concern for others. Crawford Funeral Home 519-848-6872

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RAFUSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-17 published
BROWN, Norma Inez (RAFUSE)
Beloved wife of Bishop Arthur BROWN, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 15th 2005. Born in London, Ontario, July 21 1926, she was a loving mother to Joanne (the late David, Karen (deceased), Judy (Monty) and Carrie (Elden), grandmother to Sarah, and step-grandmother to Jesse, Kevin, Andrea and Esha. Norma was an Honours student at South Collegiate in London, Ontario, and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (1947), where she was active in athletics as tennis instructor, captain of women's basketball, and in the Student Christian movement. In her later teens, she had played first base for the London Eagles and the Supremes. In 1949, Norma married the Reverend Arthur BROWN, and they served together in Paisley, suburban London and Glanworth, Windsor and in Toronto. In 1975, she was appointed a member, and later vice-chair and consultant, to the Social Assistance Review Board of the Ontario Government, where she worked for 16 years. Later in life, Norma enjoyed family, travels and summers spent at her ancestral home on the South Shore Nova Scotia. She always gave generously of her heart, was uplifting with her spirit, and encouraged others to appreciate life's gifts. She is much loved by family, colleagues and Friends, all of whom regret her passing. A celebration of Norma's life will take place at 10: 00 a.m., on Monday September 19th at the church of St. Michael and All Angels (611 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto, M6C 1A3). Visitation will be the day before from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8: 30 p.m. (also at St. Michael's). Interment of Norma's ashes will take place at 11: 00 a.m., on Tuesday September 20th at Christchurch, Glanworth, Ontario (from Toronto, travel West along Hwy 401, take the Wellington Rd South exit, turn Right onto Glanworth Dr, follow a short way, church will be on the right). Instead of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the St. Michael and All Angels Day Care Centre, of which she was a co-founder. We love you Norma.

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RAFUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-26 published
AVERY, Ruth Evelyn (née DRISCOLL)
Peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga. A sister, daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother who brought joy to all who knew her. Who strove to teach her family the ways of grace, humility, and kindness by example in her daily life and left her legacy of love to all. Having lived in Halifax, Montreal and Toronto she touched the lives of many through active participation in her communities. Her life- long involvement with the United Church Women, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and Credit Valley Hospital exemplified her commitment to helping others and sharing her unwavering faith. A cherished mother, who loved her children and their spouses equally, she will be missed by Graham and Trish AVERY, Caledon, Ontario; David and Barbara AVERY, Burlington, Ontario; Barbara and Rob SCOTT, Toronto, Ontario. A memorable grandmother to Carey and Lindsay AVERY, Lisa and Julie AVERY, Jessica and Trevor SCOTT. She was predeceased by sisters, Harriett, Florence, and Dorothy brothers, Frederick, Clifford, Noble, Gordon, Louis, Arthur, Roy, Albert, and Ralph. She is survived by her sister Jean RAFUSE (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia). May she be at peace and happy to be once more with her husband and great love, Douglas Ernest AVERY. She will forever be in our hearts and prayers. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at both Erin Mills Lodge and the Credit Valley Hospital. Special thanks to Doctors SCHWARTZ, HUDSON, ERNST and PEREIRA. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 10 a.m. Friday, May 27th, 2005 until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Credit Valley Hospital.

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RAFUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-26 published
AVERY, Ruth Evelyn (née DRISCOLL)
Peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga. A sister, daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother who brought joy to all who knew her, who strove to teach her family the ways of grace, humility, and kindness by example in her daily life and left her legacy of love to all. Having lived in Halifax, Montreal and Toronto she touched the lives of many through active participation in her communities. Her life-long involvement with the United Church Women, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and Credit Valley Hospital exemplified her commitment to helping others and sharing her unwavering faith. A cherished mother, who loved her children and their spouses equally, she will be missed by Graham and Trish AVERY, Caledon, Ontario; David and Barbara AVERY, Burlington, Ontario; Barbara and Rob SCOTT, Toronto, Ontario. A memorable grandmother to Carey and Lindsay AVERY, Lisa and Julie AVERY, Jessica and Trevor SCOTT. She was predeceased by sisters, Harriett, Florence, and Dorothy brothers, Frederick, Clifford, Noble, Gordon, Louis, Arthur, Roy, Albert, and Ralph. She is survived by her sister Jean RAFUSE (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia). May she be at peace and happy to be once more with her husband and great love, Douglas Ernest AVERY. She will forever be in our hearts and prayers. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at both Erin Mills Lodge and the Credit Valley Hospital. Special thanks to Doctors SCHWARTZ, HUDSON, ERNST and PEREIRA. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 10 a.m. Friday, May 27th, 2005 until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Credit Valley Hospital.

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RAFUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-17 published
BROWN, Norma Inez (RAFUSE)
Beloved wife of Bishop Arthur BROWN, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 15th 2005. Born in London, Ontario, July 21, 1926, she was a loving mother to Joanne (the late David), Karen (deceased), Judy (Monty) and Carrie (Elden), grandmother to Sarah, and step-grandmother to Jesse, Kevin, Andrea and Esha. Norma was an Honours student at South Collegiate in London Ontario, and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (1947), where she was active in athletics as tennis instructor, captain of women's basketball, and in the Student Christian movement. In her later teens, she had played first base for the London Eagles and the Supremes. In 1949, Norma married the Reverend Arthur BROWN, and they served together in Paisley, suburban London and Glanworth, Windsor and in Toronto. In 1975, she was appointed a member, and later vice-chair and consultant, to the Social Assistance Review Board of the Ontario Government, where she worked for 16 years. Later in life, Norma enjoyed family, travels and summers spent at her ancestral home on the South Shore Nova Scotia. She always gave generously of her heart, was uplifting with her spirit, and encouraged others to appreciate life's gifts. She is much loved by family, colleagues and Friends, all of whom regret her passing. A celebration of Norma's life will take place at 10: 00 a.m., on Monday September 19th at the church of St. Michael and All Angels (611 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, M6C 1A3). Visitation will be the day before from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8: 30 p.m. (also at St. Michael's). Interment of Norma's ashes will take place at 11: 00 a.m., on Tuesday September 20th at Christchurch, Glanworth, Ontario (from Toronto, travel west along Hwy. 401, take the Wellington Rd. south exit, turn right onto Glanworth Dr., follow a short way, church will be on the right). Instead of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the St. Michael and All Angels Day Care Centre, of which she was a co-founder. We love you Norma.

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