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WEYERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-08-17 published
WEYERS, Nick
Today is remembered and quietly kept
No words are needed we will never forget
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered everyday.
Lovingly remembered and daily missed Peg, Cathy, David, Nicole, Angela and Dustin.

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WEYLIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-24 published
3 arrests after tips about fatal stabbing near bar
By Paul CHOI, Staff Reporter
Peel Region police have made three arrests after an argument outside a Brampton bar led to a 28-year-old man apparently being stabbed to death by a stranger.
But police say one suspect in the Friday slaying is still at large.
At about 8 p.m. Friday, Paul MEDEIROS, of Brampton, was in the parking lot of a bar near Clarence and Centre Sts. when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a man he didn't know, police said.
After heated words, one man left the scene, but returned a short time later with two other men. As MEDEIROS and the suspect continued their argument, another man came up behind MEDEIROS and stabbed him, investigators said. He later died at William Osler Health Centre.
witnesses: told police three men were seen fleeing the scene.
"It's a pretty unusual occurrence, considering these people aren't believed to have been known to each other," said Constable Kathy WEYLIE, of Peel Region police.
Yesterday, after homicide investigators received tips from the public, officers arrested two men and a woman.
The two men are charged with first-degree murder and the woman with being an accessory to murder.
Peel police are still looking for a third man.
Police don't know what caused the original quarrel between the two men, but officers say the incident is unusual because it wasn't a dispute that started inside the bar and spilled onto the streets.
The two men, police said, were complete strangers passing each other outside.
"The suspects weren't patrons in the bar," WEYLIE said. "This didn't happen in the bar. And the original dispute that started with the one suspect, he was just passing by."
Sheldon KEOUGH, 19, of Mississauga, and Christopher BROWNE, 22, of Brampton, have been charged with first-degree murder. Erin BOTELHO, 35, of Brampton, has been charged with being an accessory to murder.
All three suspects appeared in court yesterday for a bail hearing and were remanded in custody.

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WEYLIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-27 published
SMITH, Paul David " Doodle" " Bunyan"
Suddenly, by the sovereignty of God, on Thursday, November 24, 2005, at Dofasco Docks. Paul SMITH's life was unexpectedly put to rest at the age of 34. Paul will be greatly missed by his much loved wife, friend and soulmate Crystalann. Proud Daddy of his 7 week old son Silas Alexander. Loving and devoted son of Joan SMITH and the late Don SMITH. Loving son-in-law of Debbie and Ray. Cherished grand_son of Wanda MILLER and Mary HICKEY. Caring brother of Donna NEWBY (Rob), Carol WEYLIE (John), Don WHITE/WHYTE (Sandra,) Karen ARNOLD (Vince,) Sharon MORRIS, Darlene DELSORDO (Pasquale,) and brother-in-law of Kevin MORRIS. He will be lovingly remembered by the Hickey, Cook, and LaFave extended families, his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, 905-387-2111, on Sunday, November 27 from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, November 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle (1355 Upper Wellington), on Tuesday, November 29th at 11 a.m. Interment at Mount Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trust Fund for Silas at TD Canada Trust Bank, Branch 191 (Mohawk and Upper James). Tributes and condolences are welcomed at www. mem.com

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WEYMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-24 published
ALLEN, Robert Greer
Bob ALLEN passed away quietly on August 20th, 2005 in Toronto after a long struggle with cancer. Born in Toronto on October 19, 1917 he was a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and served in the communications corps of the Canadian Forces during World War 2. Bob began his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation writing and producing radio drama for Andrew Allan in the late 40's. He was invited to help launch television drama when Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television went on air in 1952 and was one of the architects of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'Golden Age' of drama throughout the 50s and 60s. He finally retired in the late 80s after writing producing directing and executive producing thousands of hours of television drama for such shows as Sunshine Schetches Festival, Folio, Opening Night The Great Detective and Seeing Things. He contributed enormously through his passion, intelligence, knowledge and generosity to the development of two generations of talent in the Canadian film and television industries, always filtered though his unique sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. Bob is survived by his loving wife Rita Greer ALLEN (née WEYMAN) nephews and nieces Ian WEYMAN, Astrid WEYMAN, Wendy Thomson, Cindy Bisaillon, Jenny Weyman CHARTOFF, John WEYMAN, Peter WEYMAN, James WEYMAN, Pief WEYMAN, Richard PARTINGTON and their families. Thanks to care giving team members Judith GOSTICK and Michele GEORGE and the wonderful staff at Kensington Gardens. Funeral service will be held on Saturday August 27 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (at Wellesley) in Toronto.

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WEYMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-17 published
Robert ALLEN, Playwright And Producer (1917-2005)
Self-taught playwright who submitted his first manuscript while in the army went on to run the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama department in the golden years of both radio and television
By F.F. Langan, Special to The Globe and Mail, Saturday, September 17, 2005, Page S9
Robert ALLEN ran the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama department in the early days of television, putting on some of the most ambitious television ever performed in the country. It was a time when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had the airwaves all to itself in the 1950s, and when Mr. ALLEN and the network could afford to produce what he considered the best.
"He represents the golden age of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of the 1950s and '60s," said Eric KOCH, a retired Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer and executive. "The dramas and opera he produced were far superior to anything done in the United States. There were questions in Parliament about the cost. Nowadays, it would be described as hopelessly elitist."
Mr. KOCH said that under Bob ALLEN, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation produced 17 operas. Since opera had never been done for television, Mr. ALLEN and his producer-director Franz KRAMER had to invent ways to shoot them. There could be no mistakes. Almost all were done before the era of videotape, so the shows were all live broadcasts.
"Now, you would need the resources and organization of D-Day to do an opera for television," said Mr. KOCH. "In Europe, countries join forces just to mount one opera."
Robert ALLEN grew up in Toronto and lived in a house on Winchester, one of the more respectable streets in what then the mixed neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. His father died when he was just 11 and he was brought up by his mother and an aunt. He went to the University of Toronto Schools and then to Trinity College at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a degree in literature.
After graduation, he worked as an accountant until the Second World War intervened and he was drafted into the army in late 1941. But how did an accountant end up as a giant of Canadian television drama? He was in Halifax, waiting to be sent overseas to the war, and at something of a loose end. By that time, Mr. ALLEN was married and he his wife, Rita, liked to sit about and listen to the radio. It was then that he made his decision.
"At the end of one radio program, Bob was excited and said, 'That's what we're going to do,' " says Rita. " 'Write radio plays.'"
And that is exactly was he did for the rest of his long career. As an exercise, Bob and Rita ALLEN wrote something for Andrew ALLAN, the head of drama at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and sent it off in the mail. Mr. ALLAN liked what he saw and that was the start of a long working relationship.
At the same time, a change had occurred in the army's plans for young Robert ALLEN. It discovered his education. He was pulled out of the overseas contingent and sent to Kingston, Ontario, where he trained in radar and was made an instructor.
Eventually, he did go overseas and stayed on in Germany after the end of the war. He wrote a piece for Reading Magazine in February of 1946 in which he showed empathy for the German civilian population. He described the scene in a Berlin railway station as refugees arrived in late 1945: "They were all exhausted and starved and miserable.... A child only half-alive... a woman in the most terrible picture of despair I've seen.... Even when you see it, it's impossible to believe."
Not long after that, he was sent home to be demobbed among thousands of other young returning servicemen and women. To make ends meet, he worked in a bank but all the while wrote radio plays. Soon, he was in demand as a writer and producer of dramas and landed a full-time job at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
However, in the same way he had confidently embraced radio as a media, he could see a new and glittering shape on the broadcast horizon -- television. While many of his radio colleagues were dismissive of early television shows, he was one of the few Canadian Broadcasting Corporation employees to go out and buy a television set to see for himself what all the fuss was about. His first glimpse of a broadcast had occurred in a store in Vancouver. He stood in front of the showroom window watching a program being beamed across the border from the United States and said, "I can do that."
And he did. In 1952, the year the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation expanded into television, he was asked to be head of television drama. He was soon producing such major series as Festival, which was considered to be one of the finest cultural series ever done in North America. The series produced modern drama by playwrights such as Harold Pinter, as well as ballet and Shakespeare.
Some of the other programs he was closely involved with included Sunshine Sketches, the dramatization of Stephen Leacock's short stories about small town Ontario. The Great Detective, which ran from 1979 to 1982, was the story of a 19th-century detective played by Douglas Campbell. In addition, he also had a part in such ambitious dramatic series as Folio, which in many ways translated radio plays to Fifties television. It was followed by Festival, which ran 60- to 90-minute dramas from 1961-69 and offered more sophisticated productions. Opening Night was a series of 90-minute dramas produced in the early 1970's. One of them, Freedom of the City, dealt with the Londonderry riots in Ulster in 1970.
"Robert ALLEN was a pioneer in the days when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation spent more money on drama than it did on news," said Desmond SMITH, who also worked at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television when it started. Being a pioneer meant inventing just about every technique now know to television.
It seems everyone who was anyone in the world of theatre and film in Canada worked for Robert ALLEN at one time or another. He even discovered Sean Connery, then 31 years old, to play the title role of Macbeth in 1961, a year before the unknown Scottish actor first played James Bond in Dr. No.
Macbeth was directed by Paul ALMOND, then 30, who went on to a successful career in film. He said it couldn't have been done without "a drama department run by someone like Robert ALLEN."
While Mr. ALLEN loved to mount lavish productions, his accountant's training meant he was careful with a buck, and also a good negotiator. Mr. ALMOND, who got his start at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, liked to tell the story of how Mr. ALLEN, who was an early riser, was fond of waking actors at daybreak -- or worse. One well-known actor told Mr. ALMOND that Mr. ALLEN had awakened him at 6: 30 in the morning "to negotiate my contract. I was so bleary-eyed I didn't know what he was saying. But I wanted the part, so I said yes. Later, over coffee at breakfast, I would say to myself, what have I done? What has he done?"
Mr. ALLEN worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for more than 40 years, producing such popular series as Seeing Things, a program starring Louis Del Grande about a newspaper reporter who has visions that help him solve crimes. Mr. ALLEN himself had an extraordinary ability to look at a script and see how it would be translated into television. His colleagues say he nurtured a lot of young talent, and taught many future directors the basics of their craft.
Robert ALLEN was a modest man and never boasted of his accomplishments or angled for awards. He lived a quiet life and his main passion away from work was tennis, which he played at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club near his house. He also had the air of the absentminded artistic type.
"One of the odd things I remember about ALLEN is that he biked everywhere," said Desmond SMITH. "It seemed eccentric at the time. He would ride to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dressed in a business suit."
His nephew, Jamie WEYMAN, says Mr. ALLEN did indeed drive a car and he loved sporty models -- including one Buick Skylark convertible.
Mr. ALLEN lived in Rosedale, as did the likes of such Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stalwarts as reporter Norman DEPOE and the announcer Max FERGUSON. Now the byword for an up-market city district, Rosedale was then more affordable, since many of its houses had been broken into apartments during a wartime housing shortage. He and his wife lived in the house until his death.
Robert Greer ALLEN was born in Toronto on October 19, 1917. He died of cancer on August 20, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Rita.

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WEYMARK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-23 published
WITHERS, Lynda
Peacefully at the Scarborough General Hospital on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 in her 61st year. Cherished daughter of William and the late Dorothy WITHERS. Beloved sister of Dianna and her husband Barry JOHNSON. Loving aunt of Michele (Rod WEYMARK) and Cheryl JOHNSON, and proud great-aunt of Daniel James WEYMARK. Dear cousin of Heather SULLIVAN and Lori MURPHY. She will be fondly remembered by her many Friends and co-workers. A complete Funeral Service will be held at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East at Bellamy Road, Scarborough) 416-289-2558 on Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to Service. Reception to follow. "You will always be in our hearts"

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WEYRICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-07 published
FRANCIS, Mollie Kathleen (née RANDALL)
Suddenly, on Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Versa-Care Centre in Uxbridge, at age 77. Mollie (née RANDALL,) beloved wife of the late William FRANCIS of Toronto. Loving mother of Mary Helen YANDELL of Portland, Oregon. Stepmother of Ann WEYRICH of Woodville, Jean SPEARS of Port Perry, and Mary and her husband Jim REDSHAW of Port Perry. Mollie will be missed by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Connie and her husband Ron WILLIAMS of Scarborough and Les RANDALL and his wife Mavis of British Columbia. The family of Mollie FRANCIS will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 from 12: 30-1:30 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Olga McKELLAR officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry or to the Versa-Care Centre Resident's Fund in Uxbridge. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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