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WIDDES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-18 published
CLINE, Kathleen " Kay"
Peacefully, on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at the Toronto General Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Ron for 49 years. Cherished Mom to Warren and his wife Lorie, and Donalee WIDDES and her husband Robert. Loving Nan to Bronwyn, Brenden, and Kirsten. Dear sister of Helen HUDSON (the late Edward,) and Donald DICKSON/DIXON and his wife Marcy. Dearly missed by her sister-in-law Lois DOTY and her husband Robert, brother-in-law Merlin CLINE and his wife Patricia, and many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Kathleen's Life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children - Neonatal Unit or to the charity of your choice. Interment to be held at a later date.

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WIDDIFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-28 published
RICE, Lily Elsie (née WIDDIFIELD)
At her residence on Wednesday, April 27, 2005. Lily Elsie RICE of Caressant Care, Bonnie Place, Saint Thomas and formerly R.R.#1, Belmont and Aylmer in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Russell C. RICE (2002.) Dear mother of Jim RICE and wife Huguette of Victoria, British Columbia and Laura ADCOCK and partner Al ROBSON of Pt. Stanley and mother-in-law to Doug GLENISTER and wife Lila of Churchill, Ontario. Loving grandmother of Jamie, Randy and Lori-Ann RICE, Loni EARHART and Steve GLENISTER and a number of great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter Joan GLENISTER (2002) and 5 sisters Ruth, Lemma, Lorraine, Clara and Eileen. Born in Orwell on May 30, 1915 daughter of the late Comley Dufferin and Caroline (FISHER) WIDDIFIELD. Lily was a resident of R.R.#1 Belmont for many years and a member of the Aylmer Gospel Church. She was a nurse and worked for the Red Cross. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Springfield Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WIDDIFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-06 published
GRAF, Cathleen E. (COPP)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Wednesday, May 4, 2005. Cathleen E. (COPP) GRAF of R.R.#6 Goderich in her 76th year. Special friend to Tom CAMPION. Dear mother of Paul and Joanne GRAF, David and Helen GRAF and Karin GRAF. Loving grandmother of 8 grandchildren and sister of Eleanor and Bill WIDDIFIELD. Predeceased by sister Florence and Max CUTT. A Memorial Service will be held at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 11 A.M. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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WIDDIFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-27 published
STONE, Doris (née WIDDIFIELD)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at 60 years of age. Beloved wife of Terry. Loving mother of Brent and his wife Lori and Andrea and her husband Jason BELLAR. Dear grandmother of Mitchell, Owen and Blake STONE and Russell BELLAR. Survived by her mother Jean ASH, her brothers Ken (Barb,) Lorne (Pauline,) Doug (Linda,) Rick (Betty) and predeceased by her sister Ruth COYLE and her father Bruce WIDDIFIELD. Friends may call at Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Aurora Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre - Palliative Care would be appreciated.

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WIDDIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-25 published
CURRAN, Mitchell Howard
Passed peacefully on September 22, 2005 at Casey House Hospice at the age of 44. Mitchell will be missed by his loving parents Margaret and Allan, his brother and sisters Cindy (Fred) LAWSON, Douglas (Mary) CURRAN, Candace (John) WIDDIS. He will be fondly remembered by his close friend Chris DAVIS. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (South of Wellesley) on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 from noon until 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held from the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home at 1 p.m. Inurnment at St. James Cemetery to follow. Parking adjacent to funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Casey House Hospice.

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-13 published
PATON, Marguerite Leota (MARR)
Loving us all the way to Heaven, Marguerite Leota (MARR) PATON, in her 77th year (June 21, 1928) passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll. Beloved wife of Donald Jabez PATON of R.R.#2, Mt. Elgin. Dear mother of David and his wife Debbie, Kathryn, Lenore and her husband Jim YOUNG, John and his wife Lorrie. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Angela and husband Scott HERDEMAN, Donnie, Krista, Matthew, Michelle, Adam, Scott, Dylan and Courteney. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Mt. Elgin Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Andrews United Church, Verschoyle or Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Ingersoll would be appreciated.

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-21 published
JOHNSON, Harold
Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Monday, September 19, 2005, Harold JOHNSON, of Ingersoll, in his 91st year. son of the late Claude and Cora JOHNSON. Beloved husband of Alice JOHNSON. Survived by one brother William and his wife Joyce of R.R.#4, Ingersoll and two sisters Hazel MOULTON of Ingersoll and Jean BOGART of London. Kindly remembered by daughter and son-in-law Barb and Bill GODDEN and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two brothers Norman and Russell. Harold was a member of Dereham Masonic Lodge #624, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-18 published
MacLENNAN, Murray Alexander
At the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Monday, October 17th, 2005, Murray Alexander MacLENNAN of R.R.#1 Mount Elgin at the age of 76 years, born in Millbank, Ontario, February 27th, 1929 son of the late Hector MacLENNAN and the late former Agnes BOND. Murray graduated from Guelph in 1948 as a Cheese maker coming to Tillsonburg to work for Prouse Milk Products, R.R.#1 Mount Elgin, later Otter Valley Creamery and later the Tillsonburg Dairies. In 1971, Murray became a Franchise Dealer with Caswell Dairies, Simcoe making Milk deliveries throughout Tillsonburg and area until his retirement in October 1989. Murray was an avid bowler with the Men's Industrial Bowling League. Murray MacLENNAN was a proud and dedicated member of the Dereham District Lions P.P. Murray was a member of the Mount Elgin United Church. Much loved husband and best friend of 55 years of Ila (ROOKE) MacLENNAN. Loved father and father-in-law of Sharon and her husband Don BRINN of R.R.#5 Langton; Douglas MacLENNAN and his wife Nancy of Wallaceburg; William MacLENNAN and his wife Lavina of Tillsonburg Marilyn and her husband Jim MERCER of R.R.#5 Langton; Michael MacLENNAN and his wife Sandra of R.R.#1 Salford. Proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren: Don BRINN and his wife Erin, Debbie BRINN and friend John; Johnathon MacLENNAN and his wife Rebecca, Meghan, Jillian; Marsha and her husband Darren SMITH, Aaron MERCER; Tess MacLENNAN. Proud great-grandfather of: Calista and Maximus. Dear brother of Margaret BAMFORD of Tillsonburg and her late husband Roy BAMFORD (February 21, 2005.) Predeceased by an infant sister Betty (1927). Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends, neighbours and relatives are welcome to meet with the MacLENNAN family on Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). Funeral service to be conducted on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel by Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON of the Mount Elgin United Church. Interment to follow in the Delmer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Dereham District Lions Memorial Service Wednesday evening at 7: 30 p.m.

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-28 published
BUTLER, George William
Formerly of Dereham Centre passed away at Woodingford Lodge, Tillsonburg on Saturday, November 26, 2005, in his 92nd year. Dear brother of Terence BUTLER and his wife Elizabeth of Tillsonburg, Harold BUTLER and his wife Bernice of Tillsonburg, Arthur BUTLER of R.R.#1 Mt. Elgin and Isabelle ROOKE of Tillsonburg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents the late George James BUTLER and Florence (FISHER) BUTLER, a sister Phyllis COLE and a brother Walter BUTLER. Friends will be received at Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON of Mt. Elgin United Church officiating. Cremation to follow the service. Memorial donations to the Mt. Elgin United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-13 published
DYNES, Earl " Huck"
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Monday, December 12, 2005, Earl (Huck) DYNES, of Verschoyle, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Freeda (SIMMONS) DYNES for 63 years. Dear father of Connie and her husband Howard ACKERBLADE of R.R.#3, Omemee and Doug and his wife Janet of Ingersoll. Dear brother of Mary AXFORD of Cloyne, Ontario. Dear brother-in-law of Lorene BUTCHER of Georgia, Fern JEFFERY of London, Isabelle ROOKE of Tillsonburg, Louis SIMMONS of Mississippi and Eleanor SIMMONS of Ingersoll. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one son Garry (1963), one granddaughter Colleen (1974), two brothers Burris (Red) DYNES (1984) and Donald DYNES (2004,) and one sister Dorothy GOULD (2003.) Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Masonic Lodge Memorial Service Tuesday at 6: 30 p.m. auspices of Dereham Lodge #624 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-14 published
ROOKE, Isabelle (SIMMONS)
Peacefully at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 Isabelle (SIMMONS) ROOKE, of Dereham Centre, in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Max ROOKE (2003.) Dear mother of Karen and her husband Jim NANCEKIVELL of Mt. Elgin, Wayne and his wife Pat of R.R.#6, Tillsonburg and Sally and her husband Ken PALEN of R.R.#1, Exeter. Dear grandmother of Brent (Joanne,) Brenda (Dan), Jordan, Max, Heath, Meredith and Jarrett. Dear great-grandmother of Adam. Dear sister of Lorene BUTCHER of Baconton, Georgia, Fern JEFFERY of London, Freeda DYNES of R.R.#4, Ingersoll and Louis SIMMONS of Aberdeen, Mississipi. Also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one brother Ivan SIMMONS (1968.) Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where complete service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment later Delmer Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alzheimers Research or Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-16 published
HARTNETT, Vera Lorene (DOWNING)
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock, on Thursday, December 15, 2005, Vera Lorene (DOWNING) HARTNETT, of Mt. Elgin, in her 90th year. Wife of the late James Herbert (Jim) HARTNETT (1985.) Dear mother of Lawrence and his wife Penny of Sarnia, Brian and his wife Rose of Woodstock, Leigh of Woodstock and Ronald and his wife Joanne of Arnprior. Dear sister of Alfred Eric DOWNING of Toronto. Also survived by seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Vera was a long time organist at Mt. Elgin United Church and a member of the United Church Women of Mt. Elgin. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll (519-425-1600) Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON of Mt. Elgin United Church officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment later Mt. Elgin Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Mt. Elgin United Church would be appreciated.

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WIDDOWSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-17 published
HUTLEY, Olive Snelgrove (née KENNEDY)
Peacefully, at the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, on Monday, May 16, 2005, Olive Snelgrove HUTLEY, in her 86th year, was the beloved wife of James HUTLEY of Guelph. She was the loving mother of Carolyn WIDDOWSON and Linda DE GEER, both of Guelph. Olive was the loving grandmother of David and Matthew of Toronto, and the dear Nana of Donna of Guelph. Friends may call at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph. on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. A Family Interment Service will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Thursday. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
London's 'father of baseball' dies
Peter WIDDRINGTON, whose career spanned sports and business major leagues, was 74.
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Business Reporter
Peter WIDDRINGTON combined his passion for business and sports and became a giant in both fields. WIDDRINGTON, the former president and chief executive of John Labatt Ltd. and chairperson of the Toronto Blue Jays during its World Series championships, died Friday night at 74.
The London man was in the middle of his annual ski trip to Aspen, Colorado., a ritual for the past 25 years, when he had a heart attack while getting into a cab and died.
Family and Friends recalled his strength and energy.
"The entire Blue Jays family is saddened by the loss of Peter WIDDRINGTON, who was truly one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," said Blue Jays president Paul GODFREY.
David SCATCHERD, owner of the Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend, and a lifelong friend, called WIDDRINGTON a "doer" with a competitive streak.
"When he took something on, he got it finished," SCATCHERD said yesterday.
WIDDRINGTON's younger brother, Michael, said he had lost his best friend.
"I don't care what his birth certificate said, he acted like he was 45," Michael WIDDRINGTON said.
All agree Toronto-born Peter WIDDRINGTON was a "character" in the best sense of the word, who always stuck out in a crowd.
"He was larger than life. He was one of the most irreverent, outrageous guys you could ever meet," said Janet STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, a family friend and managing partner at Lerners law firm.
Armed with an M.B.A. from Harvard, WIDDRINGTON started his business career as a beer salesperson for Labatt in 1955 and worked his way up to become president and chief executive from 1973 to 1989.
He took over Labatt at a time when the brewing giant was diversifying into food, sports and entertainment businesses.
For an avid sports fan like WIDDRINGTON, Labatt's purchase of the Blue Jays was a dream come true. As chairperson of Labatt's board, WIDDRINGTON set aside $25 million to create the TSN sports network in 1984.
The dream culminated in the Jays' back-to-back World Series wins in 1992 and '93.
When the victory parades wound through downtown Toronto, WIDDRINGTON rode in the lead car.
When Major League Baseball commissioner Fay VINCENT was forced to resign in 1992, WIDDRINGTON was chosen by team owners to take over as interim administrator of the billion-dollar sports league, splitting his time between New York and his London office.
Londoner Don McDOUGALL became president of Labatt Breweries the same day WIDDRINGTON became chief executive of its parent company, John Labatt Ltd.
McDOUGALL said WIDDRINGTON really understood the beer business and expected a lot of himself and his employees.
"He was demanding, but six of the best years of my life were spent working for him.Just" two weeks ago, McDOUGALL and WIDDRINGTON had dinner and reminisced about their days at Labatt.
"We were saying it was great to be in business at a time when it was Okay to have fun doing your work," said McDOUGALL.
Along with his jobs at Labatt and the Blue Jays, WIDDRINGTON served on the boards of many large Canadian companies.
After retiring from Labatt, he continued to take on tough corporate assignments, such as heading up Cuddy International in 1996, when the London company was in upheaval because of an internal family feud.
He also became chairperson of Calgary-based Talisman Energy when it was involved in a controversial oil exploration project in wartorn Sudan.
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said WIDDRINGTON was known for his wild sense of fashion and outgoing personality. She said he married his teenage sweetheart, Betty Ann, whom he met when they were teens working at a summer camp.
Despite his busy career, STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said WIDDRINGTON was a devoted dad to the couple's daughters, Cindy and Stacy.
SCATCHERD met WIDDRINGTON when they were students at Pickering College, a private school in Newmarket.
He said WIDDRINGTON was an all-round athlete who worked and played with equal fervour.
WIDDRINGTON's death comes only six weeks after the passing of another London corporate legend, former London Life chief executive Earl ORSER.
WIDDRINGTON's death is also a major blow for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, based in Saint Marys.
Tom VALCKE, the hall's president and chief executive, said WIDDRINGTON recently had become fundraising chairperson and was in New York with him last week to made a pitch to business magnate and former Montreal Expos owner Charles Bronfman.
"Peter had just stepped in and was the white knight we were looking for," said VALCKE.
A funeral service will be held at noon Friday at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Peter WIDDRINGTON 1930-2005
Business Career: President and chief executive of John Labatt Ltd. 1973-1989; chief executive, Cuddy International 1996-99 chairperson, Laidlaw Inc., Brick Brewing Co., Talisman Energy and director, Brascan Ltd., BP Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Ellis Don, Stratford Festival
Sports: Chairperson of Toronto Blue Jays; administrator of major league baseball 1993.

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-14 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Peter Nigel Tinling WIDDRINGTON. Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder! Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion. son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON, Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where he began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer - a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991. Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN. Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai.
Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) for 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON and Jack BELGUE. Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill) and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna) and George. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society. You were our hero and we will keep you in our hearts.

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-15 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Peter Nigel Tinling WIDDRINGTON. Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder!
Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion. son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON, Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where he began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer - a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991. Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN. Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai.
Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) for 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON and Jack BELGUE. Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill) and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna) and George. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society. You were our hero and we will keep you in our hearts.

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
Former Blue Jays chairman
Canadian Press, Monday, February 14, 2005 - Page S7
Toronto -- Peter WIDDRINGTON, the long-time Labatt executive and former chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays, has died, the baseball club said yesterday. He was 75.
WIDDRINGTON was on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado., when he suffered a heart attack on Friday.
"The entire Toronto Blue Jays family is saddened by the loss of Peter WIDDRINGTON, who was truly one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," Blue Jays president Paul GODFREY said. "He was passionate about our great game through all of his years and made an invaluable contribution to our organization."
WIDDRINGTON skied on Friday morning, had lunch with some Friends at a comedy club, then got into a taxi and suffered the heart attack, said Tom VALCKE, the president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
"He always lived life to the fullest," VALCKE said. "He was always skiing or sailing."
WIDDRINGTON had gone to Aspen just days after joining VALCKE in New York, where they met with Charles Bronfman to ask him to sponsor the Hall's planned academy at Saint Mary's Ontario
"He had the personality and the charm to look a Charles Bronfman in the eye and make a proposal to him," VALCKE said. "He was at that level.
"Although Peter was just a member of our advisory board, he would walk the walk."
Well known as he was in baseball circles -- WIDDRINGTON was a board member with the Blue Jays from 1976 until the mid 1990s he was equally as famous in the business world.
He began his career at Labatt in 1955 as a salesman and worked his way up the ladder. He became president and Chief Executive Officer in 1973, a position he held until 1989. He also served as the chairman of the brewery from 1987 to 1991.
The graduate of Queen's University and Harvard Business School was also a former chairman of Laidlaw and Talisman Energy and a board member at SNC-Lavalin Group, Haynes-Dana, ADT and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, among others.
More recently, he served as the chairman of Brick Brewing and vice-chairman of the board for Radiology Corporation of America. He also served on the board of Gatekeepers Business Solutions.

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-14 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder! Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion.
son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON, Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where be began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer- a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991.
Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN.
Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College.
Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai.
Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) for 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON and Jack BELGUE.
Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill) and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna) and George.
Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (519-641-1793) on Thursday from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer's Society.
You were our hero and we will keep you in our hearts.

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-18 published
Peter WIDDRINGTON, Executive and Chief Executive Officer: 1930-2005
As the head of Labatt, he was a 'father of baseball in Canada' who established the Blue Jays in Toronto and later came close to becoming president of the American League. For a time, he was even commissioner of baseball
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Friday, February 18, 2005 - Page S7
Peter WIDDRINGTON once mused that he could well be the only beer salesman with an M.B.A. from Harvard. The long-time executive and former chairman of the Toronto Blue Jays took his Ivy League degree to John Labatt Ltd., where he started out in sales and held senior positions along the way before becoming head of the company in 1973. He held that position until 1989.
When talks started more than 30 years ago about bringing major league baseball to Toronto, Mr. WIDDRINGTON was at the front and centre. He helped put together a team that would eventually make it happen. The day came on March 26, 1976, when the American League voted to expand to Toronto, awarding a franchise to a group made up of Labatt, Imperial Trust Ltd. and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Three months later, a franchise fee of $7-million (U.S.) was agreed upon. Early on, the owners decided that the franchise was to be run on sound business principles, where the baseball people were allowed to act freely within certain parameters, but were to report back to the board.
"He was definitely one of the fathers of baseball in Canada," said Paul GODFREY, the president of the Blue Jays. "Without the corporate leadership of Labatt's, there would have been no baseball in Toronto."
Mr. WIDDRINGTON's interest wasn't focused just on the bottom line: He was also a big sports fan. He truly loved the game of baseball and was lucky enough to have been chairman of the Blue Jays during the glory years leading up to, and including, the 1992 and 1993 World Series, when the team beat Atlanta and Philadelphia respectively. He watched as the Blue Jays became the first team to capture back-to-back World Series titles since the 1977-1978 Yankees.
Even last year, long after he had left the team's corporate management, Mr. WIDDRINGTON would still make the two-hour trip to Toronto from his home in London, Ontario, to watch a game with Mr. GODFREY. Or, if he wasn't with the president, then he'd be down in the stands taking in a game. "He was one of the big fans," Mr. GODFREY said.
Born in Toronto, Peter Nigel Tinling WIDDRINGTON was the son of Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON. His father, who emigrated from England, was assistant headmaster at Pickering College, a private school in Newmarket, Ontario, midway between downtown Toronto and Barrie. The young Mr. WIDDRINGTON attended Pickering College, where he played football and hockey. After high school, he studied economics at Queen's University and then went on to Harvard Business School. Later, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario.
One of his early successes as president of Labatt was to have the bright idea of producing a Canadian version of Budweiser, with the result that the beer grabbed a 7 per cent market share in the opening weeks of the 1991 summer season -- a stunning figure by industry standards. Two weeks later, Labatt launched "Bud" in Quebec and sold out its entire inventory in a day.
In addition to his role as president and chief executive officer, Mr. WIDDRINGTON served as chairman from 1987 until 1991, when Interbrew of Belgium took over the beer company and the Blue Jays. During his time at Labatt, he also played a key part in the creation of TSN, Canada's first all-sports network.
In 1993, Mr. WIDDRINGTON temporarily occupied the office of commissioner of major-league baseball after Fay VINCENT was forced out by the owners, and deputy Steven GREENBERG left of his own accord.
"There was no senior person in baseball in the commissioner's office and, at the time, there were 170 people working there, so I was there on somewhat of a part-time basis for an average of two to three days a week from January through until December," Mr. WIDDRINGTON said.
Then, for a few years in the mid-1990s, he was also the chairman of Major League Properties until interim baseball commissioner Bud Selig decided Mr. WIDDRINGTON should go because he was no longer affiliated with baseball.
"I miss baseball, and I miss the Jays, but I had to recognize that when Interbrew bought Labatt's, they were going to make some changes, as they are entitled to do," Mr. WIDDRINGTON later told a reporter. "I personally was disappointed but, structurally and objectively, I understood."
Mr. WIDDRINGTON's power-packed résumé shows he was also chairman of Laidlaw Inc., a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. In a 1994 interview with The Globe and Mail, he admitted that he wasn't the type to retire and head south to golf every day or lie on a beach.
"Really, I'm a professional manager, I guess you could say," is the way Mr. WIDDRINGTON described himself at the time.
How did he find the time for everything at an age when he could have easily been slowing down his life? "I do the best I can in juggling time and responsibilities," he said in 1994. "It depends on my other schedules. I can't drop everything and devote all my time to baseball. Am I retired? I suppose I'm retired from Labatt's, but certainly I'm not retired in the sense of playing golf or going down south, but I don't have a 9-to-5 job."
That same year, he was in the running to become president of the American League. While he never seriously saw himself as a contender for the commissioner's job, the American League job had its attractions. After all, his beloved Jays were an American League club.
"I was approached [to apply] in both cases," he told The Globe and Mail. "I've been interviewed twice for the American League post. I would be interested in the job. I think they'll be making up their minds fairly shortly. I think I would enjoy it very much, but I'm just taking it a day at a time."
In the end, it came to nothing and instead, he found himself involved in operating a series of companies.
In 1997, he landed in the middle of a bitter corporate conflict of the kind long remembered by the business community. A succession feud erupted within the family that owned Cuddy International Corp., then Canada's largest poultry processor with about $500-million in annual sales, a staff of 3,000 people worldwide and a juicy contract to supply McDonald's with McNuggets. The London, Ontario, company had been rife with plots and counterplots that pitted the founder against one or more of his five sons, and between 1992 and 1996 had gone through several chief executive officers. At the time, Peter WIDDRINGTON was the fifth or sixth Chief Executive Officer.
Not surprisingly, the situation was not to anyone's liking and Mr. WIDDRINGTON made his exit. Most recently, he was chairman of Brick Brewing of Waterloo, Ontario
Until the end, Mr. WIDDRINGTON had one foot in the business world and one foot in the sports world. Earlier this month, he had joined Tom VALCKE, president of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, in New York, where they met with Charles Bronfman to ask him to sponsor the hall's expansion and planned academy in St. Marys, Ontario Mr. WIDDRINGTON was chair of the hall's fundraising campaign, which is currently aiming to raise $5.3-million. Mr. VALCKE was more than impressed with Mr. WIDDRINGTON's skill in the boardroom on February 2. "Based on that meeting, we will be having another meeting with [Mr.] Bronfman."
Afterward, Mr. WIDDRINGTON remarked that it was one of the best presentations he had ever been a part of. Despite the high note, he didn't have time to celebrate or even to join his colleagues for dinner. He bid them farewell and immediately headed back to the airport. Just over a week later, after an exhilarating day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado., he suffered a heart attack.
"He was living life in the fast lane," Mr. Valcke said.
Peter WIDDRINGTON was born in Toronto on June 2, 1930. He died in Aspen, Colorado., on February 11, 2005. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann, daughters Cindy and Stacy, brother Michael and three grandchildren. A funeral service is set for today at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-14 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter Nigel Tinling
Farewell P. Widd, Boy Wonder! Suddenly, on February 11th, 2005, after a glorious day of skiing in Aspen, Colorado. You left the same way that you lived your whole life: like a champion. son of the late Margery MacDONALD and Gerard WIDDRINGTON. Peter was born in Toronto in 1930. He was educated at Pickering College, Queen's University and the Harvard Business School. He also had an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Peter had an illustrious business career spanning many industries and interests, including almost 40 years with John Labatt Ltd., where he began as a salesman and held progressively senior positions. In 1973 Mr. WIDDRINGTON was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer - a position he held until 1989. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman, a position he held until 1991. Peter was passionate about sports, but especially about the game of baseball. He was instrumental in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. He was Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Blue Jays during the glory years up to and including the 1992 and 1993 World Championship seasons. He also played a key role in the creation of Canada's first all-sports network, TSN. Peter was an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and The Richard Ivey School of Business. He was also a director of Brick Brewing Company, Radiology Corporation of America Inc., Gatekeeper Business Solutions Inc., and Pickering College. Never one to sit still, Peter loved adventure and travelled throughout the world. He recently journeyed to Iceland, Greenland and the Queen Charlotte Islands and was planning a trip to Shanghai. Peter was the beloved husband of Betty Ann (LAWRENCE) or 49 fun-filled years. He was a devoted and wonderful father to Cindy and Stacy (Bill BELGUE,) and was an amazing "Grandaddy-O" to Peter and Patrick WIDDRINGTON, and Jack BELGUE. Peter was the loving brother of Michael and his companion Debbie, and beloved uncle to Stephen (Debbie), Cheryl (Bill), and Michael Jr. He was also the beloved brother-in-law to Alex LAWRENCE (Kathleen,) and uncle to his family: Susan (Jeff), Stephen (Kathy), Guy (Jenna), and George. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (519-641-1793), on Thursday from 6: 00 - 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 12: 00 p.m. Private family interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pickering College or the Canadian Alzheimer Society. You were our hero and we will keep you in our hearts.

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-15 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter N. T.
The Board of Directors, Officers and Staff of Radiology Corporation of America deeply mourn the passing of our beloved and admired colleague, Peter WIDDRINGTON. Peter, in his responsibilities as Vice-Chairman of our Board was quick to employ his wisdom, experience and courage to our problems and our opportunities. His fearless, candid and deliberate style made him invaluable to our Company faced with both startup and new technology challenges. Peter was also a man of compassion, always concerned with those less fortunate. Our thoughts and prayers are with his devoted wife, Betty Ann and his beloved two daughters, Cindy and Stacey and grandchildren, Patrick, Peter and Jack. Monroe R. MEYERSON, Chairman Allen D. McGEE, President and Chief Executive Officer

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WIDDRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-16 published
WIDDRINGTON, Peter N. T.
Your wisdom, your strength, your knowledge, your sense of humor which supported us through your life will last in our memories forever. Rest well dear friend. Monroe and Leila MEYERSON.

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WIDDUP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-26 published
VEENS, Hendrika Marie (née PETERS)
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, December 23rd, 2005. Hendrika Marie VEENS of Arkona in her 73rd year. Hendrika will be sadly missed by her loving husband Bert. Predeceased by her father William PETERS and her mother Johanna (LAMERS.) Lovingly remembered by her children Hank and Mary VEENS, Anne and Bill TRENOUTH, Ina and Dan HARRIGAN, Billy and Carrie VEENS, Geraldine and Rick McLEOD, Bert and Rita VEENS, Rick and Carol VEENS, Patty and Randy WIDDUP, Ted VEENS, John and Sandra VEENS and Mike VEENS. Loving Grandma of 35 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary and Bert CENTEN, Wilma VEENS, Henry and Jacoba PETERS, Joe PETERS, Irene and Gerry VEENS, Tony and Mary PETERS, Bert and Liz PETERS, Andy and Geraldine PETERS and Joanne and Terry SHEPHERD. Predeceased by her granddaughter Teresa TRENOUTH (1980) and her nephew William PETERS (1976.) Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home, 232 Warwick St. Watford on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Watford. Father Richard SALDANHA celebrant. Interment Watford Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Harper Funeral Home (519-876-2218).

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WIDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-03-26 published
WARNE, Keith Kernick (September 26, 1928-March 24, 2005)
Keith passed peacefully on Thursday afternoon after a long and valiant fight against lymphoma. His wife and partner Mary, whose love, care, support and strength he counted on during their 50 years of marriage, will dearly miss him. Loving dad to Michael WARNE and his wife Rosemary (Dundas, Ontario); Rose(mary) WIDE (Bedford, Nova Scotia); Scott WARNE and his wife Janette (Toronto, Ontario;) and Laura ALLAN and her husband Paul (Waterloo, Ontario.) Devoted bop and grandpa to Kerry WARNE, Lucas WIDE, Samantha WIDE, Catherine WARNE, Connor WARNE, Taylor ALLAN, Kaitlyn WARNE, Jeremy ALLAN, Hilary WARNE and Zachary WARNE. His sister Bernice SISLER (Winnipeg, Minnesota) survives him. Keith was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba. He left Winnipeg for Montreal to escape the cold and pursue his career as a newspaper writer. Realizing Montreal was almost as cold, Keith moved to Toronto where he met Mary, raised their family, and enjoyed a long and distinguished career in marketing. Keith founded Warne Marketing and Communications in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Marketing, past-president of the U.S. based Business Marketing Association, and the only Canadian awarded the G.D. Crain Jr. Award for outstanding contributions to Marketing and Advertising in North America. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Neil BERINSTIEN, Angela BOUDREAU, Dr. MacKENZIE, Lynn TAILOR/TAYLOR and the team at The Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3M5 in Keith's name. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 28 and 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday March 29. A private family service will follow.

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WIDEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
KOBUS, Jacob Anthony Stewart
Jacob Anthony Stewart KOBUS, age 11, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on February 24, 2005. Jacob is the loving son of Henk and Laura (KNECHTEL) KOBUS, R.R.#5 Mitchell. Cherished brother of Daniel and Miriam. Loving grand_son of Stewart and Barbara KNECHTEL, R.R.#2 Gads Hill, Wils KLAVER, The Netherlands, Jan KOBUS and Zdena, Greece. He will be missed by his aunts and uncles Bonnie and Todd MULLIGAN and family, Clare and JoAnne KNECHTEL and family, Murray and Val KNECHTEL and family, Anita and Eerde VANLEEUWEN and family.
Jacob attended Upper Thames Elementary School in Mitchell. He was a special child and touched the lives of many people. Family and Friends may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, February 27, from 2-5 p.m. and on Monday from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of Jacob's life will be held at Elgin Missionary Church, Stratford (Quinlan and O'Loane) on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Reverend Kenneth WIDEMAN will officiate. Interment in Zion United Church Cemetery, Rostock. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to C.P.R.I. (Child Parent Resource Institute, London) or to Upper Thames Elementary School Elevator Fund (cheques made payable to Avon Maitland District School Board) through the funeral home.

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WIDEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-13 published
BENNER, Donald Merritt
Peacefully on Sunday, May 8th, 2005, at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, Donald Merritt BENNER of London, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Margaret BENNER (née LEVY.) Loving father of James (Susan,) Donna (David) MITCHELL, Deborah (Phil) WIDEMAN, Donna (Dan) FISCHER and Dan (Michelle) KAUFMAN. Dear grandpa of Robert, Michael, Melinda, Daniel, Jonathan, Jesse, Luke, Ben, Katie, Danny, Sarah, Hollie, Elisha, Creed, Dustin and Alea-Ashley. Also survived by brother Gene (Carol) and sister-in-law Laura as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Marvin. A service of remembrance will be held at London Gospel Temple (corner of Andover and Commissioners), London, on Tuesday, May 17th at 11: 00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Freedom House Canada Inc. (219 Hallsmill Rd., London, Ontario N6K 2L3), London Gospel Temple - 55 Plus Ministries, or to the charity of one's choice. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges (264-1100) entrusted with arrangements.

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WIDEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-08 published
MARTIN, Gladys Eileen (née GOOD)
On Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at home two days after celebrating her 77th Birthday. Beloved wife of Lloyd S. and loving mother of Ron and Sharon, Darrel and Sharon. Lovingly remembered by son-in-law Eugene and daughter-in-law, Karen. Grandmother of Robyn (Maurits) DAGELINCKX, Ryan (Leanne) UTTLEY, Tonya and Jonathan MARTIN, Hillary and Evan SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER and great-grandmother of Mikaela and Nathan DAGELINCKX and Benjamin UTTLEY. Daughter of the late Abner and Mary Ann GOOD. Survived by brother Willard (Joyce) GOOD and sister Margaret (Peter) METZGER and sister-in-law Polly GOOD. Also survived by sisters-in-law Florence WIDEMAN, Viola (George) WALLACE, Ellen (Carson) MOYER, Laura (Milo) SHANTZ and brother-in-law Abner (Shirley) MARTIN. Gladys will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by brother Howard GOOD and brother-in-law Aaron WIDEMAN and sister-in-law Almeda MARTIN. Gladys was active in her church, St. Jacobs Mennonite, past-president of the Women's Missionary Sewing Circle, taught Sunday School and served in many capacities. She also partnered with Lloyd in all their business ventures including farming, Martin's Tax Service and a recreation facility in Grand Bend. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Friday, December 9th, transfer will be made to St. Jacobs Mennonite Church for funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Diller HARDER and Pastor Barb SMITH- MORRISON officiating followed by interment in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery. In her memory, donations to Mennonite Central Committee or St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

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WIDEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-08-27 published
STEVENSON, Susan Elizabeth (née WIDEMAN)
In her 70th year, after a courageous 6 month battle with her re-emerged cancer, peacefully took her leave August 26, 2005, surrounded by her wonderful family, at Carpenter Hospice, Burlington.
Beloved wife and soulmate of Donald STEVENSON for 46 years, secure in the love of her 3 devoted children-Michael (Lesley), Margaret (David), and Laura and her partner, Cheryl.
Sue will also be greatly missed by her three loving grandchildren-Jonathan MAYNARD, Samantha STEVENSON, and Christopher HARMSWORTH.
Predeceased by father, Norman WIDEMAN and mother Doris (CHAMBERLAIN.)
An original member of the Burlington Boys and Girls Band (1947), now the renowned Burlington Teen Tour Band, and a founding member of the Burlington Concert Band (1963).
Sue's great talent as a musician brought her greatest satisfaction in "the pit" for many musicals in Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and most recently this spring for "Guys and Dolls" at the Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga.
Also fondly remembered as an original member (with daughter Margaret) of the Mississauga Pops Concert Band.
Special thanks to the caring staff and volunteers at Carpenter Hospice, the medical oncologists and nurses at the Credit Valley Hospital, nurses (homecare) of Halton Community Care Access Centre, the radiation oncologists and staff of Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, especially Dr. May Na-Yuan TSAO and Grace CHAN. Throughout, the loving care and concern of Dr. Sue ARCHIBALD is particularly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, or the charity of your choice, is greatly appreciated.
Service for Friends and family will be held Monday, August 29, 2005 at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) at 6 p.m.
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WIDEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-04 published
WIDEMAN, Stephen Arthur (1939-2005)
Died suddenly on August 2nd, 2005 with his loving wife, Gail (née BRITTON,) by his side. Stephen is survived by his 3 sons, John, Brad and Ed. He was a wonderful father-in-law to Della, Crystal and Tracey. Beloved Poppa to Justin, Heather, Jessica, Avery and Ted. His mother Beatrice and father Arthur predecease him. Steve will be sadly missed by his sisters, Sharon (Don) and Nancy (Ross) and several nieces and nephews. Steve will be greatly missed by his mother-in-law Margaret BRITTON and will be fondly remembered by the entire Britton Clan. The mold has been broken. Steve ran S.A. Wideman Transport his way for over 40 years. He leaves many close Friends, Ed and Donna, John and Charlene, Bruno and Joyce, Angel, Rick and Susan, Ivan and Lorene, Emery and Marilyn, Karen, Don, Bill and Glen. Thanks to everyone who called and visited. His closest friend Chuck will especially miss Steve (predeceased by Watson). Steve will be resting at Christ Church, 254 Sunset Blvd., Stouffville. The hours of visitation are Thursday, August 4th from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, August 5th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be at Christ Church Stouffville on Saturday, August 6th at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Dickson Hill Cemetery on Hwy. 48 and refreshments will follow at the Claremont Legion. Donations can be made to the Claremont Royal Canadian Legion Branch 483 or the Humane Society. Gail wishes to thank her "crisis management team". They did the best they could with what they had to work with. Many thanks to Williamson Uxbridge for their support.

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WIDEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-19 published
WIDEMAN, Martha
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital. Born August 17, 1909 - Died August 17, 2005. Martha beloved wife of the late Joseph WIDEMAN. Dear mother of Elvin (E.J.,) Mary SIDER (Neale,) and Lawrence (Barbara). Lovingly remembered by her 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary COBER and Ada WINGER. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service on Saturday at 2: 30 p.m. in Heise Hill Brethren in Christ Church 11760 Woodbine Ave. (north of 19th Ave.). Interment adjoining Church Cemetery. Donations to Brethren in Christ World Missions 100-416 North Service Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 5R2, would be appreciated.

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WIDEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-24 published
BURGESS, E. Lucille (née WIDEMAN)
Peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Ernie BURGESS. Most loved mother of Marie and her husband Dalton Thompson, Lorne and his wife Doreen BURGESS. Proud and cherished grandmother of Teresa and her husband Rick GILLARD. Loving nana of Carter. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr. (905-898-2100) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2005. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Queensville Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Southlake Regional Health Centre.

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WIDGETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-29 published
WIDGETT, Albert
Peacefully at the General Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday, March 27, 2005 in his 64th year. Beloved husband and best friend for 53 years to Raye. Loving father of Gordon (Marion), Karen and Alison OZGA (Roman.) Proud grandpa of 8. Dear brother of Ronald (Margaret). Albert will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Emmanuel United Church (224 Bennett Blvd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Reverend Betty PRETTY officiating. Spring interment Maple Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Sault Area Hospital Cancer Clinic or to Emmanuel United Church would be appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 492 Wellington St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, 705-759-2522). www.arthurfuneralhome.com

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WIDGETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-14 published
CATES, Elsie Viola (née WIDGETT)
Family and Friends mourn the passing of Elsie. Born at Toronto, Ontario, on March 29, 1915. She succumbed to heart failure on April 13, 2005 at the North York General Hospital. Elsie was the wife of the late Kenneth CATES and the mother of Brian. She was mother-in-law to Patricia, sister-in-law to Corrine and Isabel and grandmother of Kelley CATES and great-grandmother of Caan. Elsie was the daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret WIDGETT and a friend of many. Elsie may be widely remembered for her charity activities in Willowdale, seniors assistance and youth counselling with the Salvation Army. Elsie, we hope you enjoyed our heartfelt best wishes at your 90th birthday celebration. The room was full of love for you. In your presence we always felt welcomed and loved. You made us think, feel and imagine. We admired you for your strength, strong-willed nature and your ability to maintain such wonderful long term Friendships. We will treasure the time we spent with you. We loved you. We will miss you. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 1 o'clock. Interment Saint John's Norway Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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WIDL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-12 published
GODDEN, Isabel
Peacefully on Monday October 10th, 2005 at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario at the age of 98. Survived by her loving daughters Pamela (Horst) WIDL and Andrea (Derrick) ELLIS; 2 granddaughters Nikki and Lisa; 3 great-grandchildren Andrea, Will and Rhys. Predeceased by her husband Harry William (1989). A memorial service will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580) on Saturday October 15th, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charily of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WIDL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-12 published
GODDEN, Isabel
Peacefully on Monday, October 10th, 2005 at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario, at the age of 98. Survived by her loving daughters Pamela (Horst) WIDL and Andrea (Derrick) ELLIS; 2 granddaughters Nikki and Lisa; 3 great-grandchildren Andrea, Will and Rhys. Predeceased by her husband Harry William (1989). A memorial service will take place at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580) on Saturday, October 15th, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WIDMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-07 published
SPATER, Mary-Anne Isobel (née BARKER)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, on Monday, December 5, 2005, Mary-Anne Isobel (BARKER) SPATER of R.R.#2 Goderich in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Fred E. SPATER. Loving mother of Sherry Bain of Saint Thomas and Fred C. and wife Glenna SPATER of Owen Sound. Loved and sadly missed by her five grandchildren: Jennifer, Tammy, Lisa, Alex and Jessica. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Judy and John HYNMAN of Brockville, Audrey and Tony TOMKINS of London and Dorothy BENNETT of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Also survived by one aunt Elsie CONNING of Brockville and three special Friends, Barb HOWSON, Jo-Anne WIDMAN and Jo-Anne SMITH as well as many other Friends. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Isobel (WRIGHT) BARKER. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Following Mary-Anne's wishes, she will be buried with her mother in Brockville, Ontario. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Bluewater Chapel, Goderich, 524-1221.

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WIDMEYER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-03-04 published
SMITH, Terry Rae
At his residence, on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005. Terry SMITH, of Hamilton and formerly of Durham, in his 49th. Loved son of Betty, of Durham and the late Rae SMITH. Sadly missed by sisters and brothers, Marilyn WIDMEYER, of London, Kent, of Durham, Robert, of Walkerton and Barbara HAYES, of Hanover and their families. Remembered by Angela, Jessica, Cindy and David. Funeral Service will be held at the Four Square Gospel Church, Durham at 2: 00 p.m., on Saturday, March 12th, 2005. Interment, Maplewood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home, Durham.
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WIDMEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-08-23 published
SIMMONS, Joann Mildred (née WIDMEYER)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke, on Monday, August 22, 2005 at the age of 62, after a long battle with cancer. Joann will be greatly missed. Joann leaves behind her beloved husband Vincent DUBEK. Loving stepmother to Brent and his wife Michele and cherished grandmother to Ryan. Joann will be fondly remembered by her brothers Jack, Bruce and his wife Karen and their families and will be sadly missed by her loving sister Donna WIDMEYER. Special thanks to all Joann's Friends and family who have helped through this difficult time, especially to the staff at St. Joseph's, and William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Campus. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, August 25th, 2005 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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