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STYBA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-26 published
HAWRYSCHUK, Victoria (née TKACHUK)
Passed away quietly into the arms of God, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late John. Always in the hearts of her four daughters, Jenny PANCHUCK from Edmonton, Alberta, Shirley BURTON (Clayton,) Doris HAWRYSCHUK of Mississauga and Mary LOW/LOWE/LOUGH of Cayuga, Ontario. Devoted and cherished "Baba" to her four grandchildren, Brian BURTON (Sue,) Kelly McDONALD (Darren,) Stephanie and Kevin LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, and also to her four great-grandchildren, Darren and Cody BURTON, Michael and Gregory McDONALD. Victoria will be fondly remembered by her sister Anne STYBA of Roblin, Manitoba. Victoria is predeceased by her sisters Polly, Tillie, Katie, Lena, Sophie, and Olga. The family will be receiving Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Visitation Centre (3164 Ninth Line at the corner of Dundas), Oakville (905-257-8822) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Panachyda services will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church (3625 Cawthra Road), Mississauga on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society. Victoria was the centre of our family and she will be profoundlv missed by us all.

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STYKOLT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-21 published
Stan SEYDEGART, Company Manager and Royal Air Force Flier: 1914-2004
Polish refugee escaped German invaders and made his way to Canada to join the air force. Captured after his bomber was shot down, he later escaped. After the war, he managed companies that helped build the Trans-Canada Highway
By Andrew DAVIDSON, Monday, February 21, 2005 - Page S6
Toronto -- Stanislaw SEYDEGART had the good fortune and sense to know when to escape a country, an airplane and even a prisoner-of-war camp.
Brought up in Warsaw, he was raised by loving parents and two older brothers, Marek and Bolek. At 13 -- thanks to his exam results and considerable efforts by his father, Anatole -- he began studies at an elite school in Warsaw usually reserved for the children of civil servants, officers in the military, and members of the ruling Polish Socialist Party that had taken power in a 1926 coup led by Jozef Pilsudski.
He graduated from the University of Warsaw in 1935, the same year his mother died. "For the first time, at the age of 20, I became aware of the finality of death," he wrote in Freedom on the Run, a self-published memoir made up of a series of short stories he completed last year.
As the era of radio dawned in Europe, his family had been among the first in Poland to tune in to events from afar. His father had been the 28th person in Poland to get a licence for a radio receiver, so when Polish president Ignacy Moscicki announced that the German army had crossed the border, Stan SEYDEGART heeded the warning. With German motorized columns heading for Warsaw, he begged his father and two brothers to leave, but they refused. Alone, he escaped to Lithuania. His father and his two brothers would be killed in the war, along with most of his extended family. In Lithuania, he made money by taking passport photographs with a borrowed camera and then travelled across the breadth of the Soviet Union, drinking champagne with fellow Poles on the Trans-Siberian Railway, all the way to Vladivostok on the Pacific. With a false visa and a $20 American bill hidden in his left shoe, he sailed to Japan and then on to Canada in late 1941.
In Canada, he joined a unit of the Polish forces in Windsor, Ontario, recruiting Polish Americans into the Canadian army. In 1943, while at a Toronto hospital visiting a friend with whom he had escaped Poland, he met Janka STYKOLT, another Polish refugee. By all accounts, it was love at first sight. The war, however, had first call and he soon found himself on his way to Britain to join the Polish arm of the Royal Air Force. During a stop in Montreal, he gave most of his Canadian money to a florist with instructions to send Ms. STYKOLT red roses every Saturday until the funds ran out.
After training, Mr. SEYDEGART was assigned as a navigator to Lancaster bomber "U-Uncle" in the 300th Bomber Squadron, the first squadron made up of Polish airmen. On U-Uncle's 29th mission one less than the 30 required for a six-month furlough -- the plane was attacked and burst into flames over Germany. Only a few of the crew managed to bail out. Mr. SEYDEGART landed in a tree, barefoot (rapid changes of air pressures had removed his boots and socks) and in the dark. Luckily, he found his pilot, who gave him a pair of wool socks that would save his life.
Suffering from severe frostbite, Mr. SEYDEGART was later captured and taken to a makeshift hospital, where a German officer ordered his feet to be cut off. He was saved by a fellow prisoner, a Serbian doctor who had studied medicine in Poland and who refused to perform the amputation. The Serbian nursed his wounds until the blisters healed and his fever subsided. Once Mr. SEYDEGART was healthy, he was taken to a PoW camp near the Polish border.
In early 1945, the Germans decided to move the camp population away from advancing Allied forces and marched all the prisoners to another camp in Musseburg. On the way, Mr. SEYDEGART and an American major slipped off the path and hid behind a tree until the column of prisoners had passed. They ran for 19 days and, at one point, were sheltered by local villagers. One night, the pair stopped at a beer parlour only to be confronted by a group of thirsty SS officers.
"Shoot them if they try to escape," one of the officers told a guard and left them in a wooden shack. Undeterred, the two men overpowered the guard and fled. Exhausted and fearing reprisal, they found their way to the Musseburg camp. All things considered, they decided it offered the best hiding place, and thus they became the only escape team of the war known to break into a PoW camp. Their luck held and, within days, the camp was liberated by American forces. At war's end, he received the Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross and the Polish Cross of Valour.
After the war, Mr. SEYDEGART followed his heart and married Janka STYKOLT. In 1946, they settled in Toronto, where he soon became an avid hockey fan and, for 50 years, bought season tickets to attend Toronto Maple Leafs games. Of all the jobs he held, his favourite was to manage companies that built bridges, dams and docks along the length of the Trans-Canada Highway.
In 1988, at 73, he retired to co-found the Ulyssean Society, a Toronto group that promotes education and creativity among older adults. On the side, he wrote a column for the society's newsletter in which he commented on domestic and international politics. During summers, he was an enthusiastic sailor.
In 1999, the University of Toronto's faculty of social work established the Stanislaw Seydegart scholarship in gerontology and aging to promote lifelong learning.
Stanislaw SEYDEGART was born in Warsaw on December 21, 1914. He died in Toronto on November 4, 2004, after suffering a heart attack. He was 89. He is survived by his wife Janka and by daughters Kasia and Magda and by five grandchildren.

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STYLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-26 published
CARTER, Margaret Wilmot (née SWAISLAND)
Peacefully at home in Toronto on May 22, 2005 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband, Tullis Ninion; her sister, Helen Louise LEGGAT of Vancouver, British Columbia; her brother, John Wilmot SWAISLAND of Kelowna, British Columbia and her granddaughter, Margaret Diana COOPER. Loving mother of William SWAISLAND (Ursula STYLE) of Waterloo, Ontario; Julia Anne of Toronto, Ontario and Patricia Jane (Peter COOPER) of Denver, Colorado. Fondly remembered by her seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Born in Edmonton, Margaret lived in Vancouver and Windsor before moving to Toronto with Tullis in 1934. She was an active member of the Garden Club of Toronto, the Southern Ontario Unit of the Herb Society of America and Rosedale Golf Club. Mother enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and bridge and spending many hours in her garden at home and at the cottage. In 1989, Mother founded The Cloverleaf Foundation and enjoyed working with her family on charitable projects. She will always be remembered for the twinkle in her eye and the warm, beautiful smile that was with her to the very end. The family would like to thank Dr. Jocelyn CHARLES at Sunnybrook Family Practice for the warmth of her care and the generosity in her visits to our mother and to Liz STRAUCH, Nena, Emilia, Gloria and their colleagues at Care 2000, as well as Lorena LUTZ for their loving care which made it possible for our mother to live in her own home with humour, comfort, grace and dignity. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue, Toronto on Wednesday, June 1st at 4 o'clock. Donations may be made to The Cloverleaf Foundation, 56 Regina Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3A3.

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STYLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-17 published
WAINWRIGHT, Ruth (STYLES)
Mrs. Ruth (STYLES) WAINWRIGHT of London, in her 75th year, went to be with her Lord on February 16, 2005. Beloved wife of the late Vic WAINWRIGHT (1984.) Loving step-mother of Grant WAINWRIGHT and his wife Susan of London. Dear sister of Reverend Fred STYLES and his wife Anne of Markham and Lucy DEMKIEW of Sudbury. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and by her Friends at Glory Tabernacle. A funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (2 blocks north of Oxford), on Saturday, February 19th, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private interment at St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.

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STYLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-23 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Jack Clifford
Peacefully at his home on Friday, May 20th, 2005, Jack Clifford HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Woodstock in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Irma Elizabeth HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (née KAUFMAN.) Dear father of Robert and his wife Jane of Coldwater, Randy and his wife Artena of Woodstock and the late Tom and his wife Marion HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Woodstock. Loving Grandpa of Pamela, Jennifer, Troy, Elizabeth, Jill and Karen and great grandpa of Nivek. Brother of George (Margaret) of Woodstock, Marion SCHNEIDER (the late Willis) of Kitchener and the late Doris BROWN and Norma STYLES. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Jack was a dedicated Honourary Member of the Oxford Hunt Club at Pickerel River, Ontario and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55, Woodstock. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. John VAN VLIET officiating. Interment at Innerkip Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.

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STYLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-31 published
KNAPP, Edward Knapp
Passed away at St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday, August 29, 2005 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Steven and his wife Joanne of Loretto. Cherished grandfather of Holly and Jaclyn. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Ruby STYLES of Saint Thomas, sisters-in-law Grace of Parkhill, Iva of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Margaret of Port Stanley, Blanche of Halifax and brothers-in-law Lewis of Amherstburg and Hugh of Beaton. The family will receive their Friends at J.J. Patterson and Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Reverend Kim WRIGHT will conduct the funeral service at Wesley United Church, 244 First Ave. Welland on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Private family interment at a later date. In memory of Edward, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Church General Fund. On line memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.

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STYLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-06 published
TOOLEY, LaMura A. (née CLARK)
At Elgin Manor, Saint Thomas on Friday, September 2, 2005. LaMura (CLARK) TOOLEY, in her 97th year, dear wife of the late Leslie Ernest TOOLEY. Dearly loved mother of Joyce VANDERMEULEN of St. Thomas, and step-mother of Dorothy CLUNAS of Saint Thomas, Betty HARVEY of Tillsonburg, Terence TOOLEY and his wife Sharon of Saint Thomas, and the late Richard TOOLEY of Wallaceburg and the late Mary GAGE of London. Loved grandmother of Linda WOERMKE and her husband Jeoff VANRAAY, Karen NORTHCOTT and her husband Glenn, and 20 step-grandchildren. Also survived by many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Jack CLARK of Mississauga, Thelma ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Sarnia, Madeline RAPHAEL of Sarnia and Verna ROONEY of Toronto. Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.A., August 26, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Ernest CLARK and Clara (STYLES) CLARK. Living most of her life in Saint Thomas, LaMura had worked at the Monarch Knit Company, Vick's Chemical Company, and then for Walker's Department Store for 14 years before retiring. She was a member of the Saint Thomas Pentecostal Assembly. The family will receive their Friends at the R.E. Allen Funeral Chapel, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and evening. Funeral Service will be held at the Saint Thomas Pentecostal Assembly, 144 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas, Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Interment will be made in Saint Thomas Cemetery.

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STYLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-18 published
STYLES, Frederick A.
Markham Ontario Died suddenly at his home on Friday, April 15, 2005. As a United Church Minister for over 40 years, the Rev. Dr. STYLES, enriched this world with his words his music and his love for life. Leaving his loving wife Anne, devoted children Jon and Lisa, Charissa, Kara and Richard, and Adam, adoring grndchildren Brittany, Jessica and Brandon, caring sister Lucy and a multitude of Friends. Visitation at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life witll take place at St. Andrew's United Church, 32 Main St. N. Markham Ontario on Wednesday April 20, 2005, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Theological College, Queens University, Kingston, or the Stratford Festival of Canada, Stratford Ontario

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STYLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-07 published
WALKER, Gladys Muriel (MEYER)
Peacefully at Versa Care Rexdale on Saturday, November 5, 2005. Gladys WALKER, in her 89th year, beloved wife of Robert. Dear mother of John and his wife Colleen. Loving grandmother of Emily and her husband Steven TITUS, and Robert. Sadly missed by sisters Georgina STYLES, Sonia SMITH, Isabelle LOCKE, Barbara VINCUN and brother Hunter MEYER. Predeceased by sister Ellen and brothers Duncan and Wallace. Gladys MEYER served as a Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps from 1940-1946, stationed in Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. She was Mentioned in Dispatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service and awarded the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, C.V.S.M. and Clasp, and War Medal 1939-45. Heartfelt thanks to caregivers Beth, Ruth from Red Cross, and staff at Versa Care Rexdale for their kindness and compassion. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Wednesday 12 noon. Funeral service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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STYLIANOU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-12 published
KATOPODIS, Nicolas
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Nicolas KATOPODIS on Sunday, December 11, 2005. Nicolas was the beloved husband of 32 years to Maria. Loving father of Bessie (Chris) STYLIANOU, Hélène (Claus) BURMEISTER and Markos KATOPODIS. Nicolas was the cherished Papou of Steven and Nicole. Friends may call at the Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel (northeast corner of 16th Ave. and Hwy. 404), 905-887-8600, on Monday, December 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church (11359 Warden Avenue). Interment to follow at Elgin Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Nicolas' name would be appreciated by the family.

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