ALLATT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
MILLER, Paul Charles Knowlton
Peacefully at home in Georgetown, after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 10th, 2006. Paul MILLER, in his 57th year, beloved husband of Anne Marie (née LODOMEZ) for 30 years. Loving father of Avrille of Montreal. Dear brother of Beth and her husband Scott ALLATT of Pointe Claire, Québec. Proud uncle to Kyle of Montreal and Kurt of Nelson, British Columbia. Predeceased by his loving parents Karl and Lu MILLER. A memorial service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, 11 Guelph Street, Georgetown on Friday, March 24th at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In memory contributions to the Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills or Victorian Order of Nurses Hospice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ALLCHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
UDELL, Daisy (née BURNS)
(Retiree of Bell Canada after 39 years)
Peacefully, at the Scarborough General Hospital, on Monday, January 16, 2006, in her 81st year. Daisy UDELL (née BURNS,) loving wife of Clarence for over 52 years. Sister-in-law of Rena SMITH, John and Gladys ALLCHURCH, and Lillian BURNS, and all their families. Special aunt of Ross THAYER, Judy, Michael, Selina and Julia, and Ron and Helen NOBBS, Ed and Cheryl. Daisy will be fondly remembered by her many family and Friends of the Rebekah Lodge 350 and the Legion Branch 258. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment - Erskine Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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ALLCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
ALLCOCK, William " Bill" Frank
At the Woodstock General Hospital on January 25, 2006, William "Bill" Frank ALLCOCK of Woodstock in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Betty ALLCOCK (née WILSON) for almost 50 years. Dear father of David (Joanne FAGERVIK, D.V.M.,) Laurie ALLCOCK (Fred PIPER,) Cameron (Angie) and Robert (Sue). Loved grandfather of Michael SAGE, Jasmine, Ashley and Abby ALLCOCK. Dear brother-in-law of Gertrude WILSON (Clifford) and Noreen WILSON (Neil.) Also survived by 2 nieces and 3 nephews. Predeceased by his parents and son Bruce (1969). Bill was a member of the O.C.N.V.A., the Probus Club, a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 and the Woodstock Curling Club, spent 3 years in the Royal Air Force in East Asia, immigrated from Wolverhampton, England in August 1952, and was an employee at Standard Tube for 37 years. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave. (519-539-0004) on Sunday, January 29, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral will be held in the chapel on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11: 00 with Reverend David WOODALL officiating. Contributions to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Brain Research Fund, Woodstock General Hospital or to any charity of your choice. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ALLCOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
ALLCOCK, Bill
Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair, Perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, if so we saw them there. Perhaps you sent or spoke kind words, as any friend could say, Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console the heart, We thank you so much whatever the part. The ALLCOCK family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to family, Friends and neighbours for charitable donations, food, e-mails, visits, flowers, prayers, phone calls and cards prior to and during the recent loss of our husband and father Bill. Thanks to Doctors DENTON, DOMINICONE and KOCSIS, as well as the caring nurses on rehab and palliative care and special thanks to the Community Care Access Centre. A special thank you to Rev. David WOODALL for a beautiful service, as well as Renus TICHELAAR for kind sentiments. Our gratitude goes out to Longworth Funeral Home for their kind assistance, guidance and compassion and those folk at the O.C.N.V.A. for the lovely lunch. Thanks again - Betty, David, Laurie, Cameron, Robert and families.

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ALLCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
JACKSON, Bev (1939-2006)
Peacefully at Wellington Terrace, Elora on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. Beloved mother of Jeff DARNELL (Lisa) and David DARNELL (Jessica) and grandmother of Hannah, Jacob and Kieran. Dear sister of Bob JACKSON (Fay) and Marg ALLCOCK. Aunt of Paul (Daymis) ALLCOCK, Tracey (Chris) BILLING, Tina (Brian) BROWN and Andrea JACKSON. Great-aunt of Kiara, Mikayla, Eric and Alex. Bev was an R.N. and sang with The Sweet Adelines and The Over Tones in Guelph. She was a great lover of music and was an accomplished pianist. She will be missed by many. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 12 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wellington Terrace Home for Seniors, P.O. Box 70, Elora N0B 1S0 would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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ALLCOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
ALLCOCK, John R.
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Strathroy, Ontario, John R. ALLCOCK of Midland, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Doreen (MacLEOD) ALLCOCK (2004.) Dear father of Mary-Jane McLEAN of Strathroy and her children Laura McLEAN of Toronto and Jenny (Mike) MENARD of Strathroy, Jill BAKER and her husband Syward of Midland and their children Alex and Kory. Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Midland at a later date. Denning Bros. Funeral Home Strathroy entrusted with arrangements. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to John.

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ALLÉGRET o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-27 published
FORTIER, D'iberville
D'Iberville FORTIER died peacefully in his home on Saturday April 22, 2006 at the age of 80. He leaves behind his wife, Marie-Thérèse ALLÉGRET, his children, Sébastien and Valérie, his sister Colette (Paul DUFRESNE) and his brother Roland (Mercedès LOSIER.) Mr. FORTIER had a distinguished career in Canada's Diplomatic Service. Joining the Department of External Affairs in 1952, he held a variety of functions in Canada and abroad. He represented Canada on the Armistice Commission in Vietnam, served as head of the press office of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, served consecutively as Canada's ambassador to Tunisia, Italy, Belgium and assumed various important functions in the Department in Ottawa. He was then appointed and served for 7 years as Canada's Official Languages Commissioner, crowning in this function his lifelong contributions to the promotion of the French language in Canada. Mr. FORTIER was awarded the medal of officer of the order of Canada. He leaves behind the memory of a man of culture, profoundly honest and generous, endowed with both humor and critical sense, but above all bon vivant. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday April 29, 2006 at St-Charles Church (135 Barrette St, Vanier) at 11 a.m. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to Save the Children Canada (4141 Yonge St. Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A8 / 1-800-668-5036). Messages of condolences may be left at www.mem.com

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ALLEGRI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
CLARK, Benedict Allegri
Ben CLARK, artist, passed away peacefully at home in Milton, Ontario on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. son of Paraskeva CLARK and Oreste ALLEGRI, and step-son of Philip CLARK, all deceased, Ben was born in Leningrad, Russia, March 29, 1923. He spent his early years living in Paris, France and came to Canada via England with his mother and step-father in 1931. After studying art at Central Technical School and the Ontario College of Art, Ben worked as a graphic artist for Rapid Grip and Batten and as a draftsman for the Ontario Department of Highways, where he designed the colourful surface treatment of the Bayview/Lawrence underpass. A long-time sufferer of schizophrenia, Ben will be remembered for his superb artistic talent and observant wit. He was the beloved step-brother of Clive CLARK and for the last 17 years was lovingly cared for by nephew, Joel CLARK. He also will be missed by the entire CLARK family, including: Mary CLARK; Jennifer, John and Monica MAZURKIEWICZ; Panya Clark ESPINAL, Javier, Amaya and Mika ESPINAL; and by cousins Marguerite HUNT, John, Janet and Robert MOOGK and other members of the Hunt family. The family wish to express their appreciation to Ben's long time Friends Tom HODGSON and Ron PROULX. Friends may call for visitation from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, January 13th, at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road (first street north off York Mills Road, east of Leslie), 416-441-1580. Funeral services for Ben will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14th at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Chapel, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, west entrance off Mount Pleasant, halfway to Yonge Street, keeping left on internal roads, 416-485-0129. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben's name may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302, Toronto, Ontario. M5V 2L4.

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ALLEMANO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
BOGGIO, Mary (née ALLEMANO)
Peacefully on Friday, March 31, 2006, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Carlin BOGGIO (1985.) She was the much loved mother of Carl, Norma SALVAS and her husband Roland, and Glenn and his wife Roseanne. Loving Nonna of Lorraine POLLARD and her husband Kevin, Carole CRAIG and her husband Bob, Paul SALVAS and his wife Shirley, Marc and Noelle BOGGIO. Proud great-grandmother of Brent and Emma POLLARD and Monica and Matthew SALVAS. Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Emma ALLEMANO, her brothers Oreste, Louie, Sam, Silvio and her sister Evelyn. Our mother was kind and Ioving and will be missed. Friends and relatives may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, south of Eglinton Avenue East on Friday, April 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Saint Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Church, 717 Kennedy Road on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. Entombment at Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a favourite charity.

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ALLEMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
HOLLAND, Neil David (November 13, 1958-March 14, 2006)
Neil battled cancer for 7-8 months with determination and courage. Dearest son of Barbara, Ray HOLLAND and his wife Marion. Loving big brother of Julie. Dear younger brother of Colin (Ged), Chris (Cordula). Father of Peter. Uncle to Rob and Joey. Love and heartfelt gratitude to Theresa for unwaivering love and complete dedication (past and present) for Neil. Neil will be greatly missed by his life long friend Paul ALLEMS (family Kim, Connor and Bailey.) He loved you all very much. The family and Theresa wish to thank the Friends of "Team Neil". With your love and dedication, we were able to honour Neil's wishes. We are so grateful for your support. Thank you to Doctor HUSSAIN, Nurse Judy, Spectrum and the dedicated doctors and staff at Princess Margaret Hospital. Special thanks to the 16th Floor Palliative Care Team, Temmy Latner Palliative Care Team, Toronto Hospice, as well as Doctor O'SULLIVAN and Doctor GANTOUS. Neil is now at peace. We hope he is taking a nice long ride in his canoe. Enjoy your journey. A service to celebrate Neil's life will be held on Friday, March 17th at 1 p.m. at Kingsway Lambton United Church (85 The Kingsway, at Prince Edward Dr.). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital, 16th Floor (610 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2M9) or the Ontario Literacy Coalition (www.on.literacy.ca) would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
EBY, Herbert Clifton
Herbert Clifton EBY of Feversham passed away in Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre on January 7, 2006 in his 90th year.
Herb was born in Elsinor, Ontario on August 8, 1916, the son of the late Gideon and Georgina EBY. In 1926 the EBY's left the farm at Elsinor and moved to Feversham and purchased what was to become known as "Eby's Store".
Herb aftended public and continuation school in Feversham and in 1936 he married Madge DAVIDSON. The young couple resided in the apartment above the family store and Herb worked for his father. In 1937 their son Stephen was born and shortly thereafter, Herb, Madge and baby moved to Barrie where he worked at a hardware store and drove a taxi.
In 1946 they returned to Feversham to take over the general store as the elder EBY's moved to Walters Falls. In 1950 their daughter, Sally May, was born. Herb purchased an insurance business from Norman HARRIS and for the next 15 years he and Madge operated the store and the insurance business.
Herb was an active member of many community organizations and as many of his generation was involved in getting what is now known as the "old community centre" established. He enjoyed many years in the bowling league there. The church was an important part of the EBY's life and for 40 years Herb was an Elder at Burns' Presbyterian Church in Feversham.
1986 was a landmark year for the EBY's as they celebrated 40 years of operating the store, their 50th wedding anniversary and made the decision to sell the store and retire to the home they purchased in the village.
Left to mourn his passing are Madge, his wife of 69 years, son Steve, daughter Sally, son-in-law John HOOD, grand_son Kevin HOOD, sisters Marguerite FORSYTH and Marion DOBIE as well as many nieces, nephews and Friends.
A funeral service was held in Burns Church on January 10, 2006 with Dr. David GLADWELL officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin HOOD, Todd ARMSTRONG, Scott ARDIEL, Bill BRISTOW, Wayne DAVIDSON, Lonnie HUDSON. Honourary pallbearers were Elmer MULLIN, Bruce DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Lloyd HUDSON, Burt HALE and Murray LASHOVICH.
Flowerbearers were Reta PHILLIPS, Bonnie DAVIDSON, Carol WAGSTAFF, Mary Lynn McCAULEY, Pamela BRISTOW, Cindi ALLEN, April HUBBARD, Lois PLUMMER and Jane ARDIEL. An excellent eulogy was provided by Burt HALE and a reading by John HOOD. Evelyn DARGAVEL and Kenton HUDSON shared their gift of music and Burt HALE, Rev. Charles JACKSON, Barbara SHIER and Kenton HUDSON sang "Because He Lives". Following the service a large crowd enjoyed the wonderful lunch organized by the Osprey Museum Committee assisted by Friends in the community.
Herb will be remembered for his quiet, gentle manner and he will be missed walking the streets of Feversham with his wee dog Lori.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-13 published
ALLEN, Bill
A heartfelt thank you goes once again to Harold ACHESON and family for donating a trophy in memory of Bill ALLEN at the Dundalk Fall Fair for the fastest mile of the day for the sulky races. Congratulations to George and Doug McNNIR of Guelph. Thanks again.
- Muriel, Brian and Karon and families.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-20 published
MULLIGAN, Hazel Violet "Vi" (née LEE)
Of Markdale, in her 80th year, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Sunday September 17, 2006 surrounded by her family: Donna (Floyd) GRUMMETT, Linda McGRATH, Ivan MULLIGAN, Barb MULLIGAN, Helen (Bill) MILLER, Kathy MULLIGAN, Don (Jayne) MULLIGAN, Patti (Brian) BATCHELOR, Marlene (Glen) McINTYRE. Beloved grandchildren Joe-Anne, Lee-Anne, Mark, Angela, Shannon, Courtney, Kaetlin, Marni, Terri, Shelley, Christopher, Bradley, Kyle, Sandi, Adam, Lee and Paul; great grandchildren Dani, Cole, Taylor, Ryan, Bryce, Jordan and Joshuah. She is survived by sister Muriel ALLEN and brothers Gord and Glen LEE. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph MULLIGAN. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mildred LEE and brothers Jack, Ed and Bill and son-in-law Ron McGRATH. The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Tuesday, September 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint_John's Roman Catholic Church, Glenelg Centre on Wednesday September 20th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint_John's Roman Catholic Cemetery.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-27 published
MULLIGAN, Hazel Violet (née LEE)
Hazel Violet (Vi) MULLIGAN died peacefully on Sunday September 17, 2006 at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale Site in her 80th year.
Vi was born on July 14, 1927 to parents Charles and Mildred LEE. She was raised in the Dundalk area and after her marriage to Joe MULLIGAN resided at Victoria Corners. They built a new house in 1974 and moved to live at Lake Eugenia. After Joe died in 1985, Vi resided in the Flesherton-Markdale area until she became a resident of Grey Gables in March 2005 when failing health took away her independent living.
Vi was a stay-at-home mom caring for her eight children who survive her: Donna (Floyd) GRUMMETT, Linda McGRATH, Ivan MULLIGAN, Helen (Bill) MILLER, Kathy MULLIGAN, Don (Jayne) MULLIGAN, Patti (Brian) BATCHELOR, and Marlene (Glen) McINTYRE. 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren will miss her. A sister, Muriel ALLEN, brothers Gord and Glen LEE and a daughter-in-law, Barb MULLIGAN also survive her. Her brothers Jack, Bill and Ed and a son-in-law Ron McGRATH predeceased Vi.
The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Tuesday September 19. Pat GRAHAM, a close family friend, prepared supper at the McIntyre residence for the family between visitations. A Mass of Christian burial was held at Saint_John's Roman Catholic Church, Glenelg, on Wednesday September 20th, The BLACK family sang during the Mass as Father Jiri MacENAUER officiated. The interment was in Saint_John's Cemetery.
The pallbearers were grand_sons Mark McGRATH, Christopher and Bradley MULLIGAN, Kyle BATCHELOR and Adam, Lee and Paul McINTYRE. The flower bearers were granddaughters Joe-Anne SMITH, Angela McGRATH, Shannon MULLIGAN, Marni GOSS, Shelley DILLMAN and Sandi BATCHELOR.
Granddaughter Lee-Anne TEETER read a "Grandma" poem. Jan POWELL, a special family friend, read a poem "Our Mom" written by Kathy MULLIGAN. Vi's favorite song, "The Rose" was played, then Sharon MULLIGAN said grace before the luncheon was served at the Glenelg Hall.
There is no doubt, a wonderful person was she
With a loving, caring nature, now set free
A wife, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend
A great-grandma, grandma, and loving mom to the end.
Rest in Peace! Until we meet again.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-25 published
TRUDGEON, Carole (ALLEN)
Loving mother and wife, who passed away October 30, 1999.
Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you are always there
The gates of memory will never close
We miss you more than anyone knows
With tender love and deep regret
We who love you will never forget
- Maurice and Patty
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-12-13 published
YOUNG, Nellie Evelene (SEWELL)
At the Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Monday, December 4, 2006. Nellie SEWELL, formerly of Maxwell was in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Wes YOUNG. Loving mother of Ivan (Isla) of Peterborough, Clarence (Marjorie) of Nottawa, Raymond (Doreen) of Meaford, Carl (Mary) of Thornbury and Stanley of Mississauga. she will be loved and remembered by her 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and Linda YOUNG. Predeceased by her sisters Alice YOUNG and Elsie ALLEN. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday December 7, from 1: 30 until the time of service in the chapel at 2:30. Spring interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2006-03-08 published
CLARK, Ruby Evelyn
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Ruby Evelyn CLARK of Markdale, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon CLARK. Dear mother of Anna RATCLIFFE and her husband Ken of R.R.#4 Markdale, Diane LORD and her husband Paul of Edmonton, and Ruth WONCH and her husband William of R.R.#2 Markdale. Loving grandma of Karen GORMAN and her husband Philip, Tanya THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Terry, Kevin RATCLIFFE and his wife Nancy, Joshua, Jocelyn and Janesta LORD, Gordon and Nicholas WONCH. Great-grandmother of MacKenna and Brianna GORMAN, Tyson and Tyler THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and Bryce RATCLIFFE, Sister of Phyllis McNALLY of Thornbury, Marjorie ALLEN (Cliff) of Kingston, Leonard (June) of Mississauga and Jim (Alma) of Brampton. Sister-in-law of Mae MENARY of Owen Sound. Predeceased by brothers Mervin, George and Ted MENARY. Friends called at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Friday afternoon and evening, where Reverend Mark WAUGH officiated at a funeral service held Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Music include a favourite piece 'Candle In The Wind' (John Elton CD,) along with traditional hymns played by pianist David FRIES. Phil GORMAN, Terry THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kevin RATCLIFFE, Gordon WONCH, Josh LORD, and Nick WONCH served as pall bearers. Flower bearers were Nancy RATCLIFFE, Karen GORMAN, Tanya THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Jocelyn LORD and Janesta LORD. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. Donations were directed to Canadian Cancer Society and Centre Grey Health Services Foundation. Following the service, Friends and relatives joined the family in the fellowship hall of Annesley Church, where the Annesley United Church Women provided refreshements.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-27 published
ALLEN, Margaret Elizabeth (née JUNIPER)
At Hannah Walker Place, on Saturday, February 25th, 2006. Margaret ALLEN (née JUNIPER) of Owen Sound in her 90th year. Predeceased by husband John W. ALLEN. Loving mother to Patricia and her husband Harold CURRIE, Kathy and her husband Ron FOSTER, Ed ALLEN, and Joanne and her husband John JOHNSON, all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by grandchildren Janice, Robert, Deborah, Rhonda, Kathie, Jenifer, Kim, Jeff, Kris, Johnny, and Jeff and 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Hilda THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Owen Sound. Predeceased by sisters Pearl, Arnetta, Viva, and Irma, and by brothers Cecil and Clesson and by granddaughter Tammy. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting one hour prior to service on Tuesday from 1 to 2 o'clock. The service will conducted at 2: 00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or Central-Westside church would be appreciated by the family. The family also extends their appreciation to the staff of Hannah Walker Place who compassionately, and ably cared for our mother and grandmother during the past five years.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-03 published
CLARK, Ruby Evelyn
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Wednesday, March 1st, 2006. Ruby Evelyn CLARK of Markdale, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon CLARK. Dear mother of Anna RATCLIFFE and her husband Ken of R.R.#4 Markdale, Diane LORD and her husband Paul of Edmonton, and Ruth WONCH and her husband William of R.R.#2 Markdale. Loving grandma of Karen GORMAN and her husband Philip, Tanya THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Terry, Kevin RATCLIFFE and his wife Nancy, Joshua, Jocelyn and Janesta LORD, Gordon and Nicholas WONCH. Great-grandmother of MacKenna and Brianna GORMAN, Tyson and Tyler THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and Bryce RATCLIFFE, Sister of Phyllis McNALLY of Thornbury, Marjorie ALLEN (Cliff) of Kingston, Leonard (June) of Mississauga and Jim (Alma) of Brampton. Sister-in-law of Mae MENARY of Owen Sound. Predeceased by brothers Mervin, George and Ted MENARY. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Friday 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where a service will be held Saturday March 4th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-05 published
ALLEN, Margaret Elizabeth - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
All claims against the Estate of Margaret Elizabeth ALLEN, late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, Homemaker, who died on or about the 25th day the February, 2006, must be filed with undersigned estate trustee on or before May 26th, 2006, thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: May 1, 2006.
Patricia CURRIE, Estate Trustee, by her solicitor,
Edward P. HORTON, Q.C.
Barrister and solicitor
1390 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 767
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5W9
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-12 published
ALLEN, Margaret Elizabeth - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
All claims against the Estate of Margaret Elizabeth ALLEN, late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, Homemaker, who died on or about the 25th day the February, 2006, must be filed with undersigned estate trustee on or before May 26th, 2006, thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: May 1, 2006.
Patricia CURRIE, Estate Trustee, by her solicitor,
Edward P. HORTON, Q. C
Barrister and solicitor
1390 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 767
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5W9
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-19 published
ALLEN, Margaret Elizabeth - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
All claims against the Estate of Margaret Elizabeth ALLEN, late of the City of Owen Sound, in the County of Grey, Homemaker, who died on or about the 25th day the February, 2006, must be filed with undersigned estate trustee on or before May 26th, 2006, thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated: May 1, 2006.
Patricia CURRIE, Estate Trustee, by her solicitor,
Edward P. HORTON, Q.C.
Barrister and solicitor
1390 2nd Avenue West
P.O. Box 767
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5W9
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-23 published
JONES, Frederick H.
Peacefully, at the Woods Park Care Centre, on Friday, October 20th, 2006. Fred JONES, of Barrie formerly of Owen Sound, in his 83rd year. Predeceased by his loving wife Eileen. Loving father of Christine MORNEAU of Barrie, and Doctor Margaret READE of Sioux Lookout. Cherished grandfather of Denise, Andrew (Tammie), Jennifer (Jeff), Jonathan (Rachelle) and great-grandfather of Madisyn, Aidan, Isabella, and Patrick. Dear brother of Doreen ALLEN (Norman,) Edna HOWARD (Bill.) Will also be sadly missed by sister-in-law Enid JONES and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral HomeS (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Monday, October 23rd, 2006 from 2: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation with inurnment at Barrie Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Woods Park Care Centre or a charity of choice are greatly appreciated. Condolences to the family may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-06 published
YOUNG, Nellie Evelene (SEWELL)
At the Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Monday, December 4, 2006. Nellie SEWELL, formerly of Maxwell was in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Wes YOUNG. Loving mother of Ivan (Isla) of Peterborough, Clarence (Marjorie) of Nottawa, Raymond (Doreen) of Meaford, Carl (Mary) of Thornbury and Stanley of Mississauga. She will be loved and remembered by her 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and Linda YOUNG. Predeceased by her sisters Alice YOUNG and Elsie ALLEN. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, December 7, from 1: 30 until the time of service in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Spring interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-05-10 published
Peter Douglas FENTON
In loving memory of Peter Douglas FENTON who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Sunday May 7, 2006 at the age of 87.
Owner of the Edgewater Restaurant in Little Current for 55 years.
Survived by his beloved wife Ada. Loved by children Leslie (Donald WRIGHT) of Saint Anns, Douglas FENTON of Bath, NB, Wayne FENTON of Hamilton, Gale FENTON (Charles Marotta) of Grimsby, Terry FENTON (Geoff ALLEN) of Burlington. Will be missed by grandchildren Tanya, Darren (Laura), Christopher, Ian, Bree (Rick), Zachary, Derek (Heather), Shannon (Greg), Ryan and Patterson. Proud great grandfather of Griffin. Remembered by siblings Lena FENTON of Sudbury, Ruth (Ruby) and Bill BRYCE of Lively, Susan (Sally) RUTENBURG of Collingwood. Predeceased by Isabelle, Donald, Gary, Robert, William and Pearl. Predeceased by parents William and Agnes FENTON. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Monday. Funeral Service 11 am Tuesday, May 9, 2006 all at Island Funeral Home. Reverend Faye STEVENS officiating. Cremation. Donations to Manitoulin Health Center Aux.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-02 published
LEWIS, Gordon William Ivan
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens in Ailsa Craig on Friday, December 30th, 2005. Gordon William Ivan LEWIS of Strathroy in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie LEWIS (2000) and dear father of Caroline and Reg ALLEN of Sarnia, Brian and Cathy LEWIS of London, Sandra and Rob MacLENNAN of California, Sharon LEWIS of Strathroy and Archie (deceased 1993) and Debbie and Brian GLOIN of Strathroy. Loving grandfather of Rouchelle and Derrick GOODEN, Nicole and Paul MISLAN, Tanya and Michael MacPHERSON, Scott and Kevin LEWIS, James and Joel MacLENNAN, Kim LEWIS, Denise and Jeremy ROBERTSON and Pam LEWIS, Matt GLOIN and partner John-Paul MOTLEY, Ben GLOIN and fiancée Liz FAIRBAIRN, and Kasandra GLOIN. Great-Grandfather of Hannah, Victoria and Grace MISLAN, Nicholas and Deanna GOODEN, Christopher, Siobhan, Conor and Devon MacPHERSON. Also survived by his sister-in-law Margaret LEWIS, predeceased by brother Raymond LEWIS. Brother-in-law of Aileen FERGUSON of London and Marwood and Vera FLETCHER of Windsor. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Gordon.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
ALLEN, "Al" Orwell Wilfred
In memory of my beloved "Al" Orwell Wilfred ALLEN. September 21, 1924 to January 3, 2005.
"The path we walked was far too short,
But every step was sweet
And I pray that on some sunny day,
We once again will meet."
I am so thankful to have had Al in my life. Along with his Love, Al gave me the gift of a wonderful extended family; and to you and my parents and Friends, I'd like to say thank you, thank you, thank you for caring about me so much during a very difficult year. You are all angels on earth. -Gale ALLEN

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
ROY, Wilfrid " Bruce"
Peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Mr. Wilfrid "Bruce" ROY of Clinton and formerly of Hullett Township, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Agnes (Nancy) ROY (1993) and dear companion of Genevieve ALLEN of Londesborough. Dear father of Bill and Pat Roy of R.R.#1 Londesborough. Loving grandfather of Michael, Jenna and Alanna ROY. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Peter and Vivienne ROY and Ruth ROY and husband Kurt TAUBER, all of Clinton. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Bruce will also be fondly remembered by the Allen family. Predeceased by brother Murray ROY and sister Eunice BUTLER. Bruce was a dedicated Pioneer Hi Bred Ltd. sales representative for over 45 years and a member of the Hullett Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 568 in Londesborough. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Friday, January 6, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. A private family service will take place. Interment Clinton Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
COUTTS, Allen " Ross"
Peacefully, after a valiant battle with cancer, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, Mr. Allen "Ross" COUTTS of Bayfield in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Mary Jane COUTTS of Bayfield. Loving stepfather of Karen SUE and her husband Brice ESTRALLA of Houston, Texas. Dear grandfather of Leine and Rique ESTRALLA. Dear brother of Glen and Elinore COUTTS of Bayfield and Marion and Cliff HUFFMAN of Walton. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Ross will be dearly missed by his good friend Maureen "Red" TAILOR/TAYLOR of Bayfield and special nephew John ALLEN of California. Predeceased by a brother Donald COUTTS (2001.) Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. "Bluewater Chapel" 201 Suncoast Dr. E. Goderich on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital - Dialysis Unit would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-12 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Kathleen Joan (formerly HORNE, née HALLOWELL)
Peacefully at her home in Belleville, in her 75th year. Daughter of the late Reverend Carew HALLOWELL and the late Francis Mary HALLOWELL (née BROWNLEE.) Survived by her husband, Dr. Kenneth DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS her three children, Cynthia TAILOR/TAYLOR, David HORNE (Adriana,) and Robert HORNE (Michelle;) five grandchildren, Emily, Alexandra, Melissa, Kayla, and James; sister Mary McLARTY (Tom) of London, Ontario, and brother Bob HALLOWELL (Joyce) of Comox, British Columbia. Joan was a Registered Nurse and graduate (1954) of the Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, when she married the late Dr. Stewart Douglas HORNE (Belleville and Guelph.) In their 31 years together, they raised three children, Cynthia, David and Robert. A wonderfully loving mother, she infused in her children a love of music, laughter, and a positive outlook on life. After her children were grown, Joan continued her care for others by recertifying as a Registered Nurse and working at the Homewood Health Care Centre and Lapointe-Fisher Nursing Home in Guelph, Ontario. She was loved by those with whom she worked and cared for. In 1989, Joan was remarried to Dr. Kenneth M. DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Belleville.) In Ken, she found a friend and companion with whom she shared many interests. They enjoyed 17 happy years together sailing on their yacht, "Reflection," travelling the world and sharing their love of classical music and Christian faith. Joan's love of cottaging was fostered during her childhood summers at Bayfield, on Lake Huron. She brought this love to her family and had wonderful memories on both Steenburg and Limerick Lakes. In 1987 she acquired "a piece of Heaven" on Limerick Lake. This was her legacy, for nothing made Joan happier than to spend time with her husband, children and five grandchildren. She will be remembered for her playful sense of humour, unconditional love, inner strength, grace, beauty and quiet dignity. Joan's family wish to commend the outstanding and compassionate care given by Dr. R. LEVESQUE and the Belleville General Hospital oncology nurses, Dr. Ruth MATHIESON, Dr. Katherine ALLEN, Victorian Order of Nurses nurses Carol and Anne, and Red Cross worker Jolanta. The outpouring of love and support from Friends has also comforted us, and we thank in particular the Reverend Peter JOYCE, for whose spiritual guidance, gentle human touch and faith we will be forever grateful Saint Thomas' Anglican Church and its parishioners; Dr. and Mrs. Robert VAUGHAN, who opened their home and hearts to us; Dr. and Mrs. Bill BRUMMITT for their food and fellowship; Dr. Bob and Nancy ELGIE; Mr. and Mrs. Myles MORTON; Jane and Rick SPRAGUE and the many, many others who called, visited, sent flowers, food and prayers. The family will receive Friends at the Burke Funeral Home (613 968-6968), 150 Church Street Belleville on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will take place at Saint Thomas' Anglican Church (corner of Bridge and Church St. Belleville) on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully acknowledges donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of Colon Cancer Research. Online condolences www.burke-funeral.ca.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-31 published
WALKER, Shirley (BUDDEN)
Peacefully surrounded by family and Friends at Parkwood Hospital, on Sunday January 29, 2006. Shirley (BUDDEN) WALKER, of London, in her 69th year. Loving Mother of Barbara FULLER (Don,) grandmother of Trevor (Jennifer) and Kyle, and great-grandmother of Austin. Survived by sister Judy McCARTY of London and sister-in-law Linda BUDDEN of Wallacetown. Best Friend Shirley ALLEN. Predeceased by son Raymond, parents Harry and Vera, and brothers Jim and Bob. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Thursday February 2, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. with The Reverend Brian McKAY, of St. Andrew Memorial Anglican Church, officiating. Internment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation, Cancer Centre Program, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Shirley WALKER.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-05 published
ALLEN, Margaret Ruth
In loving memory of Margaret Ruth, who passed away February 5, Many suns have risen
Many stars have shone
Since the time that you've been gone
We rely on your memories
To pull us through
For there is not a day
We don't think of you.
Deeply missed by Connie and Lana, and family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-06 published
COLFAX, Mary Jean (ALLEN)
In loving Memory of Mary Jean COLFAX (ALLEN,) February 6, 2004.
Every day in some small way,
Memories of you come our way,
We miss your smile and gentle way,
In our hearts you'll always stay.
Loved and cherished. Jim and Sharon ALLEN and families.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-06 published
Mother, 2 children shot dead, father arrested following chase
By Brodie FENLON and Rob LAMBERTI, Special To The Free Press, Mon., March 6, 2006
Aurora -- Two young siblings and their mother were found shot to death in their home yesterday and her recently estranged husband was arrested following a dramatic high-speed pursuit.
York homicide detectives haven't revealed the identities because kin haven't been found, but Friends and co-workers identified the victims as Wendy LAFLECHE, 41, her son Jesse, 3, and daughter Victoria, 7.
Wendy LAFLECHE's son from another relationship, Devon BRISBOURNE, 16, a student at Aurora secondary school, wasn't at home at the time of the killings. Police had been concerned for his safety yesterday morning until he was found safe.
A police source said the suspect called police about the slayings about 6: 50 a.m. and he was spotted in an Chrysler Intrepid, which he recently bought from a neighbour, at Jane Street and Highway A pursuit reaching speeds of as much as 170 km/h involving almost two dozen York and Ontario Provincial Police cruisers ensued north on Highway 400, where the suspect was allegedly seen waving a gun out the window.
Police used spike belts to flatten its tires before the car was boxed in north of Duckworth Street. It appeared the car was peppered with shotgun pellets.
The suspect wasn't injured and was arrested without incident. He was taken to York's 1 District on Prospect Street to speak with homicide detectives.
Charges were not filed against John LAFLECHE, 40, a former long-haul trucker, as of yesterday afternoon. He is known to police in connection with robbery convictions and was last arrested in 1992 for an armed heist of a Vaughan gas station while on parole.
Const. Laurie PERKS said the suspect is the father of the two young children and Wendy LAFLECHE's husband.
The forensic examination of the scene was stalled as detectives spent most of the day preparing a warrant to enter the two-storey white clapboard home with green trim.
Official information was scarce yesterday.
"As you can appreciate, it is two children and their mother&hellip It is just tragic and the officers had a difficult time with that scene," PERKS said.
It's the second incident within four days where young children were killed in York Region. On Thursday, Renu ELANGO, 2, and her three-month-old sister, Movlika, were found dead in their Markham bathtub with their mother, suffering from self-inflicted wounds. Sivananthi ELANGO, 30, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Wendy LAFLECHE was a hairdresser and assistant manager at First Choice Haircutters on Bayview Avenue in Aurora, where she worked for three years.
Amanda ALLEN, the salon's manager and a close friend of LAFLECHE, said the victim's husband had moved out of the house at 15407 Yonge St. about a month ago.
"She was a great person. She'd do anything for you," said a shaken ALLEN.
Grisly New Year
It's been a particularly gruesome new year for domestic violence in the Greater Toronto Area:
- March 2: The lifeless bodies of three-month-old Movlika ELANGO and her two-year-old sister, Renu, were found in a tub with their mother -- who was also critically injured with self-inflicted wounds -- at a house in Markham. The mother, Sivananthi ELANGO, 30, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
- February 9: The partially decapitated bodies of Shao-Sang LIANG, 38, her daughter, Vivian Yuen-Yee CHAU, 3, and her son, Ian CHAU, five months, were found in the basement of their bungalow near Victoria Park and Finch avenues. LIANG's common-law husband, Huc Minh CHAU, 40, faces three counts of first-degree murder
- February 9: A 31-year-old woman was stabbed twice at a plaza by the GO station in Ajax. Police credit bystanders with saving the woman's life. Her estranged spouse, 37, was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Police would not release his name in order to protect the victim's identity.
- January 26: Rose BOROJA, 54, of Markham, was found strangled in her daughter's Toronto home, where she was babysitting her two-year-old grand_son. Her husband, Pero BOROJA, 70, is charged with second-degree murder.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
WALKER, Shirley (BUDDEN)
The family of the late Shirley (BUDDEN) WALKER would like to express our sincere appreciation to family and Friends for flowers, cards and many donations. Many thanks to Evan's Funeral Home, Rev. Brian McKAY, Carol and Terri of Victorian Order of Nurses, Parkwood Palliative Care and the women of Grace United Church for the luncheon. Very special thank you to Shirley ALLEN for all the support she has given us. Your thoughtfulness will always be cherished and never forgotten. - Barb FULLER and Family

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-02 published
CLARE, Catherine Merle (MALLERY)
At Huronview, Clinton on Friday, March 31, 2006, Mrs. Merle CLARE of Clinton, age 92 years. The former Merle MALLERY beloved wife of the late Cecil Thomas CLARE who predeceased her in 1985. Beloved mother of Doctor Sanford CLARE and his wife Reverend Ethel Miner CLARE of Belgrave. Grandmother of Cathy, Mary and Trevor, Christy and Steve and Heather. Also survived by four great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law Verna MALLERY of Duncan, British Columbia. Predeceased by her sons Harold James (1994), John Michael (1995), her daughter-in-law Jeanette (TRAPP) (1994,) her sister Dorothy ALLEN (1987,) her brother Harold MALLERY (2000) and an infant grand_son in 1975. Private family services will be held at McBurney Funeral Home on Sunday, Reverend Ethel Miner CLARE officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Food Grains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-20 published
PEARCE, Donald William
Of Saint Thomas on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 85th year. Dearly loved husband of Audrey Mae (ALLEN) PEARCE and loved father of Stephen PEARCE and his wife Pamela GARRETT of Delaware, Dear brother of Alice McALLISTER of Saint Thomas and the late Harold PEARCE. Loved grandfather of Cheryl Lyn PEARCE and dear step-grandfather of Rachel Anne, Kathleen Junetta and Charlotte Elizabeth PATTERSON. Don was born in Saint Thomas on July 13, 1921, the son of the late Frederick John and Florence (PARDON) PEARCE. He owned and operated Don PEARCE Horticultural Services. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 as a wireless operator. A Public Memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with private burial of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the Church from 12: 30-1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Trinity Anglican Church Building Fund or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-26 published
WILLIAMS, John Thomas, P.Eng.
Died peacefully on Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 at age 91, having lived a good and full life. Predeceased by his soul mate and wife of 55 years, Inez, good friend Beth HASKETT, and cherished daughter, Lynn. Fondly remembered by son Eric WILLIAMS and his wife Anne; daughter Debbie BARRETT and her husband, Bill; sister-in-law Hazel WILLIAMS; son-in-law, Art ALLEN; grandchildren Denise ALLEN and Glen MARTINS, Julie and Michael BLAIR, Shayne WILLIAMS, Chad WILLIAMS and a treasured great-grandchild Leah-Lynn BLAIR. A graduate of Queen's, John volunteered and served from 1939 to 1945 in the Royal Canadian Engineers in England and France and later commanded a reserve regiment based in London. A long-time employee of Imperial Oil in Sarnia, John's special engineering achievement was the construction of Cat Crackers in Sarnia, Bombay, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver. Most importantly John loved his family, his cottage at Berford Lake, and fishing. Special thanks to the staff at Longworth who enjoyed his humour and offered kindness and respect. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Lynn Allen Memorial Fund at the University of Western Ontario.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
COOK, Betty " Maxine"
It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Betty "Maxine" COOK of Aylmer, formerly of Tillsonburg announces her passing at Terrace Lodge Nursing Home Aylmer on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of 59 years to her husband Walter COOK. Dear mother of Dennis (Diane) COOK of Tillsonburg Linda (Bob) COMER of Edmonton; David (Edie) COOK of St. Williams Larry (Sharon) COOK of Paris; Kathy COOK of Edmonton; Randy (Caroline) COOK of Orleans; Sandra (Tony) STAELENS of Ft. McMurray, Alberta. Devoted and dearly loved grandmother to 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Maxine was a dear sister to Margaret (Glen) BARONS of Aylmer; Joan (Ozzie) KELLY of Courtland; Audrey (Roy) SHEARER of Courtland; Marylou MUDGE of Tillsonburg. Also survived by sister-in-law Alice WINGROVE of Tillsonburg, brother-in-law Bob (Betty) SHIPP of Aylmer. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Dora KOBIALKA; Inez SHIPP, and brother Milt WINGROVE. Maxine was a founding member of the Uni Club of Courtland United Church. Maxine is resting at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Sunday, April 30, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Maxine will be held at Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 1 p.m. Lynn ALLEN of Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Cremation. Interment Courtland United Church Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Saint_John's Ambulance, or to Frederick Masonic Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #217 Delhi, or the Diabetes Association. The family cordially invites family and Friends to join them at Terrace Lodge Aylmer (Lower level), following the funeral service for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-02 published
BAXTER, Kay
At Kensington Village on Sunday April 30, 2006 -- Kay BAXTER of London passed peacefully in her 91st year with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Sam BAXTER (1994.) Dear mother of Judy and her husband Jack IRWIN of Simcoe, Ontario, Sandi and her husband Bob CRESS of Simcoe, Ontario, Joyce and her husband Gord GRAHAM of Calgary, Alberta, Jim and his wife Marlene BAXTER of Toronto, Ontario. Also survived by her brother Done WARREN and his wife Betty of Regina, Saskatchewan. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Robert Curtis CRESS of Phoenix, Arizona, David, Ken and Don IRWIN of Simcoe, Ontario, Allister and Cathy GRAHAM of Calgary, Alberta, Erin, Megan and Colin BAXTER of Toronto, Ontario and their families. Ever loved by her great-grandchildren Sarah and Reese. Auntie Kay will be missed by her nephews, nieces and cousins. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Doctor PAYNE and the staff at Kensington Village for their loving care. A Celebration of Kay's life will be held at The Church of St. Alban The Martyr, 1350 Huron Street, London on Wednesday May 3, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Canon Kim VAN ALLEN officiating. Interment of ashes to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association 442 Adelaide Street North, London N6B 3H8 or The War Amps 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9 would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-24 published
HOWARD, W. Gary
At his residence on Sunday, May 21, 2006, W. Gary HOWARD of Whealan Road Woodstock in his 61st year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Lou HOWARD (EASTON) (Nee ALLEN.) Cherished son of Jean HOWARD and the late Bill HOWARD. Dear father of Darin HOWARD and his wife Joanne of Windsor, Kimberley McDONALD and her husband Bill of London, Lyn LONGRIDGE and her companion Dave MURRAY of Innerkip, Cheryl HOWARD of Toronto, Crystal EASTON, Scott FENSKE and his wife Jessica, all of London, Jesse DAVIE and Owen EASTON of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Mitchell HOWARD and his wife Alicia, Chase, Raven, and Cody HOWARD, Jonathan, Tristan and Jordanna McDONALD and Corey LONGRIDGE. Dear great-grandfather of Jade HOWARD. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) Thursday 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held in the chapel Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Mount Vernon United Church Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Foundation or Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Online condolences at www.longworth funeralhome.com.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-29 published
ALLEN, Adeline Patricia (née O'MULLAN)
On Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 77th year. Loved mother of Nancy ROBBINS (Peter) of Queen Charlotte Islands, Danny COULTER (Heather) of Calgary, Jim ALLEN (Bonnie) British Columbia, Bonnie SIMPSON of Saint Thomas, Donnell ALLEN (Paul) of Saint Thomas and David ALLEN (Tina) Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a son Richard ALLEN (1997) and 2 daughters Frances ALLEN (2003) and Tamara ALLEN- LOCKE (2003.) Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Moira MILGREW of Barrie and the late Maureen SOUTHWORTH (2003). She was born in Toronto on October 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Dan O'MULLAN and Amelia DICKSON/DIXON. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a long time Salvation Army supporter. She was a warm and caring person who gave her Friendship without judgement and was known as "Mom" to many. We will celebrate her life and cherish our memories of her. She will be greatly missed. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
THORNTON, Ronald " Ron" Masson
After a courageous battle, peacefully with his family at his bedside at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Ronald "Ron" Masson THORNTON of Tillsonburg, formerly of Woodstock passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Jean "Marie" THORNTON (nee: MANNING.) Dear father of Gary (Nancy) THORNTON of Woodstock; Jon (Marilyn) THORNTON of Bridgenorth, Ontario; Barbara (Bill) KITTMER of Saint Mary's. Loving grandfather to 12 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Ron was predeceased by his daughter Patricia (1945); his parents J. Leslie and Mae THORNTON; and brothers Douglas and George THORNTON. Ron was owner operator of Thornton's of Woodstock. He was Past President of Woodstock Lions Club Band; Past President of Central United Church Choir of Woodstock; founding member and President of the Southwestern Ontario Square Dancing Association; Past Vice President of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Woodstock Bypass Committee; Chairman of the Woodstock Business Improvement Association; President of the Canadian Club Association in Florida; President of the Ellenton Hall Home Owners Association of Florida; President for over two years of the Hickory Hills Resident Association of Tillsonburg, and acting member of several other committees; a current member of the Tillsonburg Community Probus Club; a member of Saint Paul's United Church Past Chairman of the Social Committee of the Tillsonburg Senior Centre Singers. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday June 5, 2006 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Ron will be held at Saint Paul's United Church on Tuesday June 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. Lynne ALLEN officiating. Private family interment Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodstock. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
FORTEY, Mildred (née LOGAN)
Peacefully at University Hospital in London, Ontario on Saturday, June 10th, 2006. Mildred (LOGAN) FORTEY in her 90th year. Daughter of the late Harry and Edna (AIKIN) LOGAN. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Reginald FORTEY (1976) and dear and loving mother of Eileen (Kenneth) ALLEN, Joan (Larry) HUNDERTMARK all of London, Kay (Bryn) HARRIS of Wallacetown, Linda (Robert) FEWSTER of Kilworth, Margaret (Ken) YEOMAN, Lorne FORTEY and Lois (David) WILLIAMS all of London. Predeceased by a son Bruce Warren FORTEY (1953.) Dear and loving grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Fern DAY of Lakeside. Predeceased by sister Doris GREGORY, brothers Lorne, Arnold, Cecil, Leroy and Glen LOGAN. Sister-in-law of Rita and Shirley LOGAN. Visitation at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment at Kintore Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs FORTEY.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
HORE, Ronald J.
After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, on June 15, 2006, Ronald J. HORE passed away at the age of 65, with his family by his side. Loving husband and best friend of Deb (née KOPP) for 31 years. Much loved by daughter Denise and her husband Mark ALLEN and son Dave. Grandpa will be missed by Alicia, Katie, Ashley and Micheal. Beloved son of Alice KIRK and the late Russell HORE (1956.) Dear brother of Myrt and Bill STEVENS and Ellie HOWE. Loved brother-in-law of Karen McKEEN and Steve and his wife Eileen KOPP. Ron will also be missed by many other family members and Friends. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place, interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be gratefully acknowledged.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
GILPIN, Irene Winnifred (RICHARDSON)
Peacefully at the North Lambton Rest Home, Forest on Friday, June 23, 2006, Irene Winnifred (RICHARDSON,) formerly of Thedford and Port Franks. Beloved wife of the late Douglas GILPIN (2000) and loving mother of Ron of Grand Bend and the late Dianne (2003), Mac and Debbie of Forest, and Ken and Heather of Lenexa, Kansas. Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Rob), Robbie (Jen), Jamie, Michael, Paul, Mark, Laura, Warren (Laura), Jeff (Kylie) and Gregory (Renee), also seven great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Dorothy ALLEN of Burlington and sister-in-law of Marjolaine RICHARDSON of Mt. Hope. Predeceased by brothers Bruce and Frank RICHARDSON. Irene is resting at her former residence, Gilpin Chapel, 97 Victoria Street, Thedford, for visitation on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, July 1 at 3: 30 p.m. with Rev. Catherine ASCAH officiating. Irene was a 60 year active member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Thedford. Interment, Pinehill Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of choice. A tree will be planted in memory of Irene at the Rock Glen Conservation, Arkona Commemorative Woods by the Gilpin Family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-28 published
HORTON, Anne Marie
It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Anne Marie HORTON of Long Point, formerly of Tillsonburg, and Mitchell announces her passing at Norfolk General Hospital on Monday June 26, 2006 at age 60 years. She leaves behind a faithful, and dear friend and husband of 38 years David HORTON. Dear mother of Chad (Lynette) HORTON of Oakville; Andrea (Jason) DEDRICK of Brampton, and Tyler HORTON of Toronto. Cherished and forever loved grandmother to Sydney HORTON; Courtney HORTON, and Alexandra DEDRICK. Anne is also survived by sisters Cathy; Norma; Ilene, a brother Michael, and step-father Bill NOEL. Anne was born in Saint Thomas, and resided in Tillsonburg, then moved to Mitchell where she and David owned and operated a nursing home and a variety store from 1976 until 1989. Then moving to Long Point where Anne and David owned and operated a photo finishing shop in Tillsonburg. Anne worked at Millwood Manor Retirement Home in Kitchener. She was a registered nurse for 40 plus years. She belonged to the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Theta Pi Chapter in Mitchell. She was associated with the Mennonite Brethren Church in Port Rowan. She taught first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. She was a teacher's assistant for 3 years in Mitchell, and was treasurer for the Mitchell Figure Skating Club. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) on Wednesday June 28, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Anne will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday June 29, 2006 at 3 p.m. Lynne ALLEN of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Cremation to follow. Family interment at a later date. At the family's request, memorial donations (payable by cheque) in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-16 published
UBERIG, Douglas
At his residence on Friday, July 14th, 2006 Douglas UBERIG of London in his 68th year after a long and courageous struggle is finally home with his Lord. Beloved husband of Marilyn (DOCKEN) UBERIG. Dear father of Tracy WELLES and her husband Rod of Guelph Christa VAN GAALEN and her partner Jim and Jason UBERIG and his wife Tasha all of London. Dear brother of Raymond UBERIG and his wife Lorraine of Kitchener and brother-in-law of Ab ALLEN of Peterborough and Derwyn and Jean DOCKEN of Kincardine. Predeceased by his sister Betty ALLEN. Loving grandfather of Jordan, Aleisha, Christopher and Tex WELLES, Jaimi, Kyle and Tyler VAN GAALEN, Alana and Carly UBERIG. Doug will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received by the family for 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Byron Community Church, 336 Glenrose Drive, London on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Derwyn DOCKEN officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, London Chapter, P.O. Box 22027 London, Ontario, N6C 5Y3 or the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, Ontario, N5W 3Z6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
ALLEN, Edwin " Roy"
A resident of R.R.#3 Bothwell, passed away at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at the age of 77. Born in Detroit, son of the late James and Mable PATTERSON) ALLEN. Loving father of Roy ALLEN (Connie) of London, Richard ALLEN (Gayle) of Bothwell. Loving grandfather of Christopher (Louise), Keith (Jennifer), Amy (Saul) all of London, Paul and Jason of Bothwell. Loving great-grandfather of Isabelle and Randy. Dear brother of Betty Jean TURVEY (Jack) of Komoka. Loving uncle of John TURVEY (Becky) of Woodstock, William "Bill" TURVEY (Teresa) of Saint Thomas. Also survived by many cousins. The ALLEN family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinsion Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or Parkinson's Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.baddderfuneralhome.com We would like to thank all the nurses, doctors and staff at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury for their wonderful care and compassion. A tree will be planted in memory of Roy ALLEN in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-15 published
MacKAY, W. Grant
Of Kincardine, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Thursday, September 14, 2006, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (née TAILOR/TAYLOR.) Dear father of Arthur and his wife Nancy of Cargill, Doug and his wife Lorna of Kincardine Township and Elaine MacKAY and her husband Brad ALLEN of Hamilton. Sadly missed by eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Hugh and Alec and his sisters Mary and Sally. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, N2Z 1Z5 (519)396-2701, on Friday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16, at 11: 00 a.m., with Pastor Judy ZARUBICK officiating. Interment, Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-22 published
ALLEN, Kenneth Arthur
Suddenly on Sunday, September 17th, 2006, Kenneth Arthur ALLEN passed away in his 55th year. Beloved husband and friend of Mary for 30 years. Loving father of Laura ALLEN (Dan) and Valerie ALLEN (Dewayne.) Dear papa of Nathan and Shane. Survived by his parents Arthur and Jessie. Dear brother of Patricia Alcock, Paul "Sergeant" and Chris, all from England. Dear son-in-law of the late Clarence Leo and Madeline Marie REGIER. Ken will be sadly missed by his extended family at Centennial Windows and his many Friends and family in Canada and England. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held on Monday, September 25th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
BALL, Terry James
Of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the L.H.S.C. (University Hospital) in his 46th year. Dearly loved son of Jim and Barbara (ALLEN) BALL. Loved father of Mark BALL and Scott and his wife Gina BALL all of Saint Thomas. Loved grand_son of Jean Allen (late Harry) and Walter and Ida BALL, all of Saint Thomas. Loved uncle of Eric, Dawson and Brysen. Sadly missed by a number of aunts and uncles and cousins. Terry was born in London on May 8th, 1961, He had worked for Cuddy Foods. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed collecting saltwater fish. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of his ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Transplant Unit of University Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-28 published
BALL, Terry James
Of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the L.H.S.C. (University Hospital) in his 46th year. Dearly loved son of Jim and Barbara (ALLEN) BALL. Loved brother of Mark BALL and Scott and his wife Gina BALL all of Saint Thomas. Loved grand_son of Jean ALLEN (late Harry) and Walter and Ida BALL, all of Saint Thomas. Loved uncle of Eric, Dawson and Brysen. Sadly missed by a number of aunts and uncles and cousins. Terry was born in London on May 8th, 1961, He had worked for Cuddy Farms. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed collecting saltwater fish. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of his ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Transplant Unit of University Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
ALLEN, Lorette B.
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2006, Lorette B. ALLEN of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife for 53 years of Garnet ALLEN of London. Loving mother of Richard and Irene YOUNG and family of London, Don and Nancy ALLEN and family of Capreol and Nancy ALLEN of London. Dear step-mother of Kurtis and Marg ALLEN and family of Gravenhurst and Diane and Lorne RYAN and family of Hornepayne. Dear sister of Elise ROY of Toronto and Della JODOUIN of Sudbury. Predeceased by her two sons Claude and Ronnie. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth, 519-652-2020) on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private Celebration of Lorette's Life will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2006. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association gratefully acknowledged.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-12 published
McNAB, Beatrice (GRATTON)
Gone to be with the Lord, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Beatrice (GRATTON) McNAB, 95, formerly of Grand Bend. Beloved wife of the late Murray McNAB (1996.) Dear sister of Della GRATTON of Exeter Villa. Predeceased by her parents Curtis and Malvena (ALLEN) GRATTON and brother-in-law Lyman GRATTON. Special aunt to Hubert and Miriam GRATTON, Nancy and Carl HANNIGAN, Philip and Lillian GRATTON and their families. Also remembered by the McNab families of British Columbia. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. the Funeral Service will be held at the Gospel Hall, Grand Bend, Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. Hubert GRATTON officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
ROBINSON, Jean Elizabeth (CHAPMAN)
Peacefully at University Hospital London, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 Jean Elizabeth (CHAPMAN) ROBINSON of R.R.#2, Ailsa Craig, Ontario in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Donald D. ROBINSON. Dear mother of Catherine and Jack BARRETT of Fingal, Norma LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Daniel DESLIPPE of London and John and Darlene ROBINSON of R.R.#2, Crediton. Dearly loved grandmother of Adam, Stephanie, Alicia, David, Jodi, Melissa, Tim, Bradley, Katrina, Tyler and Ashley. Dear great-grandmother of Jordon. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alma and Don ALLEN of Ballymote, Beatrice and Gerald ZWICKER of British Columbia and Robert and Dallas ROBINSON of London. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, where Friends and relatives may call on Thursday, November 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 3, at 2: 30 p.m. at the Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre, with Rev. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Nairn Cemetery. A service under the auspices of the Ailsa Craig and District Lions and Lioness Club of Ailsa Craig and Grand Bend will be held on Thursday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Jean ROBINSON.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-11 published
ALLEN, Pte. Charles Earl
In memory of Pte. Charles Earl ALLEN, Canadian Infantry Corps (Algonquin Regiment), World War 2. Thank You Dad. Love Brenda.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-11 published
INSON, John
Words will never express my thanks for the help and thoughtfulness shown to me at the time of my husband John's sudden passing. Thanks to the Emergency Medical Services Paramedics, police officer G. Pieters, University of Western Ontario Hospital, St. Alban's Church, and the S.A.L.S.'s for their lovely lunch, Reverend Kim VAN ALLEN, Logan Funeral Home and to all who paid their last respects to John. God's Blessings to one and all. Marjorie Inson and family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
ALLEN, Glen Crawford
At Victoria Hospital on November 13, 2006, Glen Crawford ALLEN, of London, in his 70th year. Loving brother of Tom ALLEN (Gladys) of Peterborough. Dear uncle to Pam HARTUNG (Paul,) Chris ALLEN, Vicki JACKSON (Tim) and Craig ALLEN (Lynn.) He will be sadly missed by his Aunt Barb ALLEN of London, Aunt Anne McDONALD of Beaconfield, Quebec, as well as 7 great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Home (520 Dundas St.) on Thursday November 16th, 2006 from noon to 1 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Glen to the Diabetes Association or the London Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-17 published
BINGHAM, Margaret (formerly MILLER)
Peacefully at her daughter's residence in London surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer, in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Raymond BINGHAM, and former wife of Allan MILLER. Loving mother of Coleen CRNCICH, Wendy (Paul McCAFFREY), Darlene (Todd LYONS), Sharon (Mark BRUNACCIONI). Loving Nana to all her angels Natalie, T.J., Taylor, Lindsay, Amanda, Paul, Abigail, Hailey, Emma, Anthony. Dear sister of Christina KANE (Bill,) May HILL, Robert ALLEN (Betty.) Friends and family will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Ave. Drive, Stoney Creek, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In Margaret's memory, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-21 published
MOLNAR, Edna May (ALLEN)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edna May (ALLEN) MOLNAR at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, November 19, 2006 in her 86th year. Wife of the late Peter MOLNAR (1963.) Dearest mother of daughter Gail LEAPER (wife of the late Allan LEAPER 1990) of Hamilton, sons George (Cathy) of Ingersoll and Gary (Patti) of Orilia. Devoted "Nana" to Mark (Caroline) and Kirk LEAPER; Brad, Christopher (Erin), Matthew (Melanie), Adam MOLNAR and Sean, Brett and Brooke MOLNAR. " Great Nana" to Sarah and Andrew LEAPER (predeceased by Catherine Hope LEAPER) Ashleigh and Mitchell MOLNAR and Isabelle and Matthew MOLNAR. Edna took her position very seriously at the Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute where she was employed for 19 years until her retirement as a manager in 1985. 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, November 23, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
BRUDENELL, Mary (VICK)
Peacefully at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Saturday, November 18, 2006, Mary (VICK) BRUDENELL in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Fred BRUDENELL (1975.) Dear mother of Charles (Cathy,) loving grandmother of David, Spencer and Pierce. Member of the Rebecca Lodge, devoted volunteer, Life Time Honourary Volunteer at Kensington Village for 16 years, and an active member of St. Alban's Anglican Church. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, 1350 Huron Street, on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. The Rev. Canon Kim VAN ALLEN officiating.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
ROSS, Elsie
At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 29, 2006. Elsie ROSS of Lyons in her 95th year. Dear sister of Isabella CARRELL of Windsor, Marion ALLEN of Aylmer and Agnes BURCH of Thornhill. Also survived a number of nieces and nephews. Very special great aunt to Heather and Samantha HILL of Aylmer. Predeceased by a sister Margaret ROSS (1926,) brothers William ROSS (1978,) John ROSS (1981,) Howard ROSS (1995) and Donald ROSS (1995.) Born in Raliegh Township on September 28, 1912 daughter of the late James ROSS (1963) and Isabella (SHERET) ROSS (1976.) Elsie was a salesperson and bookkeeper at Jack Van Patter Furnishings for many years. A private family funeral service will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Gloria LANGLOIS, officiating. Donations to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
ALLEN, Bonnie Jane
After a lengthy illness at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, December 11, 2006 Bonnie Jane ALLEN of Saint Thomas in her 51st year. Beloved mother of Andrew DEMARAY of Gladstone. Daughter of Anne ALLEN of London and predeceased by her father James "Bud". Sister of Bettyann KESTLE (Gary), Kathie BRADBURY (Neil), Barbara BROADHURST (Stewart) and James Daniel ALLEN. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at Dorchester United Church, 4100 Catherine Street, Dorchester on Friday, December 15, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. (with visitation 2 hours prior). Interment of cremated remains at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged. (Bieman Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.)

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-15 published
ALLEN, Emily Annette
Of London, at Mount Hope Long Term Care Centre on Thursday, December 14, 2006, in her 88th year. Loving daughter of the late Norma and Kenneth ALLEN of Nova Scotia. Dear sister Gertrude GRIMM of Berwick, Nova Scotia and sister-in-law of Jean ALLEN. Predeceased by her brother Robert. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews and many Friends in London and Hamilton. Interment will take place in the spring. (James A. Harris Funeral Home).

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
ALLEN, Bonnie (DEMARAY)
The family of the late Bonnie ALLEN would like to extend their sincere appreciation to family and Friends for the support shown to them during this difficult time. Special thanks to the Emergency Room/Intensive Care Unit staff and doctors at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Victorian Order of Nurses Home Care, Dorchester United Church and Bieman Funeral Home. Andrew DEMARAY and Anne ALLEN and families.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-04 published
LEWIS, Gordon William Ivan
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens in Ailsa Craig, on Friday, December 30, 2005, Gordon William Ivan LEWIS of Strathroy, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie LEWIS (2000) and dear father of Caroline and Reg ALLEN of Sarnia, Brian and Cathy LEWIS of London, Sandra and Rob MacLENNAN of California, Sharon LEWIS of Strathroy and Archie (deceased 1993) and Debbie and Brian GLOIN of Strathroy. Loving grandfather of Rouchelle and Derrick GOODEN, Nicole and Paul MISLAN, Tanya and Michael MacPHERSON, Scott and Kevin LEWIS, James and Joel MacLENNAN, Kim LEWIS, Denise and Jeremy ROBERTSON and Pam LEWIS, Matt GLOIN and partner John-Paul MOTLEY, Ben GLOIN and fiancee Liz FAIRBAIRN, and Kasandra GLOIN. Great-grandfather of Hannah, Victoria, and Grace MISLAN, Nicholas and Deanna GOODEN, Christopher, SIOBHAN, Conor, and Devon MacPHERSON. Also survived by his sister-in-law Margaret LEWIS. Predeceased by brother Raymond LEWIS. Brother-in-law of Aileen FERGUSON of London, and Marwood and Vera FLETCHER of Windsor. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Dr. Brian McKENZIE officiating. Interment at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Gordon.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-02-28 published
GROSE, Bob S.
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Rogers Street Site. On Saturday, February 25, 2006. Bob GROSE in his 93rd year. (Retired Peterborough Cardboard) (World War 2 Veteran Army). Beloved husband of the late Arvella May MacArthur (1991). Loving father of Karen GROSE of Lakefield. Dear brother of the late Edgar GROSE and Gertrude ADAMSON. Dear Uncle of Lenore and Arnold ALLEN, and Arlene and Richard KEARNS. Great Uncle of Jeffrey and Matthew ALLEN, Trudy-Ann and Trevor PICKREM. Great Great Uncle of Alexander and Jonathan PICKREM. Beloved son of the late Thomas Edgar GROSE and Ellen BROWN. Visitation will be held from the Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel", 539 George St. N. Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Canon J. Michael A. WRIGHT officiating. Those wishing to commemorate Bob through memorial donations please consider the Victorian Order of Nurses.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-04 published
McAULAY, Philip " Phil" David Ashley
Tragically as the result of an accident on Monday, February 27, 2006 in his 52nd year. "My Heart Lost Phil" - your loving wife Helen. Devoted father of Robert-Duncan and Ashley-Lynn. Beloved son of Rosemary and the late James Duncan McAULAY. Cherished brother of Roger (Gail) McAULAY and Jane (Bill) FOSTER, Beverly (Dawson) WARNER and their families. Dear son-in-law of Robert and Ruth MOORE, brother-in-law to Ross (Debbie) MOORE, Carolyn (Terry) ALLEN, Pat and the late Lise MOORE, Penny (Ray) POITRAS, Mike (Judy) MOORE and their families. Phil will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his family and Friends. Friends are invited to a gathering with Phil's family on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Norwood United Church (Hwy #7 Norwood, at the lights) from 2-4. A celebration of Phil's life will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Bellingham, Ontario. In memory of Phil, donations to Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to The Norwood and District Funeral Home Ltd. 36 Queen Street, Norwood. 1-877-737-7070. For condolences www.norwoodfuneralhome.ca

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ALLEN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-09 published
McCAULEY, Virginia Marie (née PERRY)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Orville McCAULEY (1998) for 54 years. Dear mother of Gail and her husband John ALLEN, Dora and her husband Jim EDWARDS, David and his wife Jackie and Barb and her husband Brian MacELWEE. Lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and one on the way. Sister of Ethel LISCUM, Dot FINNERTY and Lloyd. Predeceased by her parents Marion and Dave PERRY and her sisters Jeanette BIRD and Irene SMITH and brothers Clifford and Leonard. Virginia worked at Peterborough Regional Health Centre before retiring after 20 years of service. She and Orville had many adventures in real estate. Friends will be received at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Friday from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 11th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Rosemount Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Virginia's family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-15 published
REDPATH, Jack
Appreciation: Sincere thanks and appreciation for the cards, telephone calls, floral tributes, food, visits and for the charitable donations in Jack's memory. Thank you to all who came and shared memories with us at the Singhampton Community Centre and to Deneen ALLEN (Creemore Picnic) who so generously supplied the refreshments and to my co-workers who helped her with the preparation and serving. Also, thank to the Fawcett Funeral Home for their kindness and compassion and to Elaine and Sue from St. Elizabeth's for the wonderful care during Jack's illness.
Jean REDPATH and Family
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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
BOTTERELL, Margaret Talbot (née MATHESON)
Died February 25, 2006 in her 99th year, at Providence Manor at Kingston, Ontario. Formerly of Winnipeg, Margaret (Maggie) also lived in London, England (1930-35), Toronto (1937-62) and Kingston (1962-2006). Predeceased in 1997 by her beloved husband, Dr. E. Harry BOTTERELL. Daughter of the late Alice E. (TALBOT) and the late Most Reverend Samuel P. MATHESON, Archbishop of Rupertsland and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Mother of Daphne PAYNE of Hamilton, and Jocelyn ALLEN and her husband Peter of Toronto. Grandmother of Neil PAYNE and his wife Pascale of Newmarket of Jan MALCOLM and her husband Peter BRASSIL of Vancouver; of Gillian DAVIS and her husband the Reverend Kenneth DAVIS of Whitby of Hugh PAYNE and his wife Christina of Milton; and of Eric ALLEN of Toronto; of Geoff ALLEN of Toronto; and Christopher ALLEN of Hanover, New Hampshire. Great-grandmother of Andreanne and Alexander PAYNE; of Simon, Benjamin and Samuel DAVIS; and of Cameron PAYNE. Aunt to many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Predeceased by her sister Mary and by six half-siblings. Maggie was a truly valiant woman who wrestled most of her life with recurrences of bi-polar disorder. She will be remembered for her great courage, her sparkling gaiety and her love of family, Friends and church. We celebrate her life, we grieve her passing, and we rejoice that she is at peace at last. The family want to thank many people for their compassionate care and support of Maggie: first her devoted caregivers, Kathy MOSIER of Wolfe Island and Mae KANE of Kingston; the dedicated medical and nursing staff at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, especially Kathy HEERE, R.N.; and the sensitive staff at Providence Manor; all these people cared for and about Maggie, and we have truly appreciated their support. Visitation at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson St. (at Barrie), Kingston, on Monday, March 6th, 2006 from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial Service at St. George's Cathedral, corner of Johnson and King Street, on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to one of the following would be very much appreciated: Bipolar Research, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8 or The Indigenous Healing Fund, Anglican Church of Canada, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2J6.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
BUCKLER, William
Peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2006 at North York General Hospital. Bill BUCKLER, beloved husband of Joan. Loving father and father-in-law of Jim and Lynne, and Caron and Heath ALLEN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Anita and Irving WINSTON. Devoted grandfather of Lauren, Sarah, Melanie, Michael, Bryan, and Daniel. Services will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel. Please call (416) 663-9060 or see www.benjamins.ca for service information. If desired, donations may be made to the William Buckler Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324. Bill was loved by all and was a kind and gentle man who always put others first.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
BOTTERELL, Margaret Talbot (née MATHESON)
Died February 25, 2006 in her 99th year, at Providence Manor at Kingston, Ontario. Formerly of Winnipeg, Margaret (Maggie) also lived in London, England (1930-35), Toronto (1937-62) and Kingston (1962-2006). Predeceased in 1997 by her beloved husband, Dr. E. Harry BOTTERELL. Daughter of the late Alice E. (TALBOT) and the late Most Reverend Samuel P. MATHESON, Archbishop of Rupertsland and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Mother of Daphne PAYNE of Hamilton, and Jocelyn ALLEN and her husband Peter of Toronto. Grandmother of Neil PAYNE and his wife Pascale of Newmarket of Jan MALCOLM and her husband Peter BRASSIL of Vancouver; of Gillian DAVIS and her husband the Reverend Kenneth DAVIS of Whitby of Hugh PAYNE and his wife Christina of Milton; and of Eric ALLEN of Toronto; of Geoff ALLEN of Toronto; and Christopher ALLEN of Hanover, New Hampshire. Great-grandmother of Andreanne and Alexander PAYNE; of Simon, Benjamin and Samuel DAVIS; and of Cameron PAYNE. Aunt to many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Predeceased by her sister Mary and by six half-siblings. Maggie was a truly valiant woman who wrestled most of her life with recurrences of bi-polar disorder. She will be remembered for her great courage, her sparkling gaiety and her love of family, Friends and church. We celebrate her life, we grieve her passing, and we rejoice that she is at peace at last. The family want to thank many people for their compassionate care and support of Maggie: first her devoted caregivers, Kathy MOSIER of Wolfe Island and Mae KANE of Kingston; the dedicated medical and nursing staff at the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, especially Kathy HEERE, R.N.; and the sensitive staff at Providence Manor; all these people cared for and about Maggie, and we have truly appreciated their support. Visitation at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson St. (at Barrie), Kingston, on Monday, March 6th, 2006 from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial Service at St. George's Cathedral, corner of Johnson and King Street, on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to one of the following would be very much appreciated: Bipolar Research, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8 or The Indigenous Healing Fund, Anglican Church of Canada, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2J6.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-06 published
ALLEN, Kenneth David
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken on Monday, April 3, 2006 in Belleville General Hospital at the age of 74. Ken's last years were spent sailing Lake Ontario, golfing and fishing after retiring 13 years ago from a long and successful career as an Insurance Broker, in both Canada and England. Loving father of Mark and Steve and his wife Susan. Granddad to Sarah and Jessica. Lovingly remembered by his partner of 16 years Bonnie COLDHAM. Brother of Joan LILLY of Capetown, South Africa. Also remembered by his former wife Ailsa. In keeping with Ken's wishes cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at the Oakville Club, 56 Water Street, Oakville from 4-6 p.m. (casual attire). In appreciation of the wonderful care Ken received from the staff at the Belleville General Hospital, the family would request any donations to be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation and can be made through the Oakview Funeral Home, 905-842-2252.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-07 published
ALLEN, Kenneth " Ken"
Sadly, on April 5th, 2006, another World War 2 veteran (Royal Canadian Air Force) has passed away. Ken ALLEN, aged 86, will be dearly missed by his family; his wife of 59 years, Audrey, daughters Barbara and Kathie (husband Terry), son David (wife Cathy), grandchildren Kevin, Lindsey, Matt, Jeff, James, and Caroline, and sister Nancy (husband Rick). His brother Don and parents May and Clarence predeceased Ken. Ken lived, and worked as a Professional Engineer, in Toronto and enjoyed his retirement in Ennismore, Ontario. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-17 published
PHILLIPS, John Lawrence (November 6, 1926-April 14, 2006)
Peacefully at the Carpenter Hospice on Good Friday, April 14, 2006 surrounded by his family. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Barbara (née CHAMBERLAIN.) Devoted father to Kim (Phil BRUCKLER,) Kevin (Gina WATSON,) Keith (Shelley,) and John (Laura) and grandpa to Beth GOODMAN, Derek, Katherine, Mark, Jamie, Jennie, Sarah and John PHILLIPS. Brother of Donald Arthur PHILLIPS (Millicent) and Derwyn PHILLIPS (Janice,) all of Florida and brother-in-law to Dick (Olive) CHAMBERLAIN, Joan (Don) PRUNER, Jean ALLEN, and Cliff (Karen) CHAMBERLAIN. Predeceased by his parents, Rev. John A. and Margaret PHILLIPS, and sister Mary PHILLIPS. Great-grand_son of Sir John Joseph Caldwell ABBOTT. John enjoyed a large extended family throughout Ontario. A proud Queen's University graduate (Arts '50), many people know John as "J.L.", principal of Nelson High School from 1966 to 1980. Since his retirement in 1986, he has enjoyed a variety of travels with family and Friends, and has been active at Hidden Lake Golf Club. Cremation has taken place. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way,) BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 3-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington, on Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of a Celebration of John's Life at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Christopher's Anglican Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Private interment at a later date at Holy Trinity Church, Chippawa. www.smithsfh.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-21 published
ISAACSON, Mollie (formerly GOLD)
At age 97, passed away peacefully Thursday April 20, 2006 at Baycrest Hospital. Former resident of Forest Hill Place. Beloved wife of the late Frank GOLD, and late Wilfred ISAACSON. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Marilyn and Alfred HERMAN, Judy and Jack GWARTZ. Dear sister of the late Victoria SOLLENS, Sue OSHER, Rose JACOBS, Sam ESCOE, Ben ESCOE, and Phyllis MANDELL. Beloved grandmother of Ruth and Marc HERMAN, Cheryl and Rami MOZES, Lisa and Joel HOCK, Shelley and Lewis ALLEN, Connie and Franklin GWARTZ, Daniel GWARTZ. Beloved great grandmother to Rachael, Alannah, Hailie, Corey, Cody, Cole, Dylan, Tommy, Hannah, Jordan, Mitchell, Lucas, Austin and Alexander. Special thanks to companions Lisa, Kate and Annie, and the wonderful caregivers at Baycrest Hospital and Forest Hill Place. For funeral arrangements, please call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 416 663-9060.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-02 published
ALLEN, Jean Rodgers Kerfoot
By Ann WALMSLEY, Page A16
Librarian, wit, aunt, wife. Born November 26, 1916, in Picton, Ontario Died November 18, 2005, in Toronto, of natural causes, aged 88.
When Jean KERFOOT finally married at the age of 56, her wedding invitation read "I am about to commit matrimony." She had just retired as librarian of the Ontario Legislative Library -- the first to have a professional library-science degree. She liked to joke that she was one of the few people who retired and then settled down.
As she stood before the minister in her 1970s green crochet-knit wedding dress and flamboyant white fur stole, we, her devoted clan of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, bid farewell to her epic spinsterhood. Long a maiden aunt living with her unmarried sister Anna, Jean was the quintessential independent, irreverent and culturally sophisticated auntie. She rescued various nieces and nephews from suburban monotony by giving them their own accounts at Britnell's book store in Toronto, inviting them to travel with her to New York City and exposing them to French restaurants. In 1950, she became one of the few single women of her peer group to buy her own car, a British-made Ford Prefect, and to purchase her own acre of land north of Toronto, where she built a modest cabin.
Our heads rang with her folksy aphorisms. Upon hearing that one great-great-niece would attend her alma mater, Victoria College: "That'll put some polish on the kid." Or her stoic: "Leave her lay where Jesus flang her."
Born in Prince Edward County, the youngest girl in a family of five girls and one boy, she was largely self-made. Her father, textbook editor in the Ontario Department of Education, died during her last year at university and she struggled to find work in the months before the Second World War. Finally in September 1939, at age 23, she landed a job as a typist and book retriever at the legislative library. Seeing her potential, the library encouraged her to enroll in the McGill library science program, after which they appointed her senior librarian.
At 46, she took on the top job, just as the government was launching a disruptive renovation of the library, which is housed at Queen's Park. Jean supported the plan to build better study areas for members, but put her foot down on a proposal to run an air conditioning duct through the stacks. Her tenure saw improvements to the law collections -- critical for legislators -- and many other advances.
After retiring, Jean focused on raising her two teenaged stepchildren with her husband Basil ALLEN, a widower. Her life lesson to them was to take time every day to discuss the day's events because those simple topics could cascade into great discussions. Jean and Baz fostered those talks by requiring that all televisions and radios be shut off at 5 p.m.
Meanwhile Jean continued to be the glue that bound the extended family. She operated her cottage not as a treat for herself, but as a retreat for family or Friends. At age 82, she self-published an elegant cloth-bound Kerfoot family history because she was the last surviving Kerfoot sister able to pass on the stories.
Her enthusiasm for her favourite book, the 1896 novel The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, attracted others to her University Women's Club book group. At book discussions Jean was known for her insights, at the club's marathon bridge group, for her droll asides, and at Soroptimist Club service organization fundraisers, for her gleeful baking stints. Even when Jean was "blind, half-deaf and lame," as she herself said, she entertained Friends several times a week -- always creating a memorable exchange.
Jean may have committed matrimony, but she also remained a committed aunt, friend, and contagious wit.
Ann WALMSLEY is one of Jean's great-nieces

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-18 published
VIDMAR, Karl
Passed away in Toronto at Humber River Regional Hospital, on May 17, 2006. Survived by his sister Christine CURRAN, brother-in-law Lyle CURRAN, nieces Debbie CURRAN (Paul BLAIR), Hilary Curran ALLEN (Paul), Lisa Curran RAPONE (Costanzo) and Laurel MURRAY (Mark). Karl was a retired school teacher in the Toronto area. He loved life, travelled and was close to his Friends and relatives, particularly the Slovenian Community. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Prayers Friday). A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (739 Brown's Line). Interment Assumption Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Dom Lipa would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
MINACS, Elaine (DEVERE)
Elaine MINACS passed away in her 61st year on May 17, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. She died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Elaine was the founder and executive chair of the board of Minacs Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Toronto. She is survived by her husband Julius MINACS, daughter Andrea MINACS, brother John DEVERE and his wife Janis, sister Yvonne AGUECI and her husband Frank, sister Michelle ALLEN and her husband Chris, stepsister Mandy DEVERE, Aunt Maureen WARNER (of Northolt, Middlesex) and numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine MINACS was born on March 8, 1945, in South Harrow, England. (She became a Canadian citizen years later.) She was the oldest child of John DEVERE and his wife Margaret FLEMING/FLEMMING. From the age of 18, Elaine lived with family Friends in Oshawa and worked at General Motors until her marriage to Julius MINACS in 1965. On March 12, 1973, Elaine and Julius welcomed daughter Andrea Elaine to the family. In September 1981, after Andrea started school, Elaine founded her own company, which was housed in the original Minacs home at 65 Albert Street in Oshawa. Originally a temporary staffing company, Minacs Worldwide, has enjoyed 25 years of continuous growth and now employs approximately 5,000 people, with offices in 20 locations in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Elaine transformed her company into an internationally-recognized organization that provides high-value B.P.O. solutions centered on three core areas of service: contact centres, integrated market services, and back office administration. In 1999, she took the company from a privately-held corporation reporting revenues of $35.9 million in 1998, to a publicly-traded company (TSX: MXW) with reported revenues of $290.5 million in 2005. Over the years, Elaine's entrepreneurial skills have been nationally recognized at both the corporate and personal levels. Minacs has received numerous awards for its industry leadership and business success. Among these are: General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year; Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Toronto 2002 Woman of Distinction for Entrepreneurship; Ernst and Young 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year; Canadian Professional Sales Association Hall of Fame 2001 Diamond Award for commitment, community involvement and generous charitable contributions; and 1993 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for Quality. A strong supporter of children's charities, she was a past member of the Board of Directors of Kids' Help Phone. She has also been the recipient of a number of business excellence awards from the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade. Elaine was best known for her unfaltering spirit and entrepreneurial drive. She identified new markets where the company could grow and succeed. She faced challenges head-on and welcomed new opportunities to take Minacs into uncharted territory. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa 905-433-4711, with visitation on Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Further arrangements for visitation and service in Toronto will be confirmed at a later date. Condolences and words for the family may be sent to RememberingElaine@minacs.com. The family has requested that any donations made in Elaine's memory be made to her favourite charities: In Canada, Cottage Dreams (www.cottagedreams.org), or the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (www.ccac-accc.ca) In the U.S., the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org) or the Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org).

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-24 published
MARSHALL, Suzanne Florence (née ALLEN)
At Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Sunday, May 21, 2006, after a brief illness, in her 84th year. Suzanne MARSHALL (née ALLEN) of Toronto, formerly of Brampton and Mississauga. Beloved wife of the late Bruce MARSHALL. Dear mother of Robert (Kaye) of Oakville, and John of Toronto. Predeceased by her brother Melvin ALLEN, and survived by brother-in-law Douglas MARSHALL. Friends may call at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, on Thursday, May 25 from 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Friday, May 26 at 12 noon. Cremation, followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-24 published
MINACS, Elaine (DEVERE)
Elaine MINACS passed away in her 61st year on May 17, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. She died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Elaine was the founder and executive chair of the board of Minacs Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Toronto. She is survived by her husband Julius MINACS, daughter Andrea MINACS, brother John DEVERE and his wife Janis, sister Yvonne AGUECI and her husband Frank, sister Michelle ALLEN and her husband Chris, sister Mandy DEVERE, Aunt Maureen WARNER (of Northolt, Middlesex) and numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine MINACS was born on March 8, 1945, in South Harrow, England. (She became a Canadian citizen years later.) She was the oldest child of John DEVERE and his wife Margaret FLEMING/FLEMMING. From the age of 18, Elaine lived with family Friends in Oshawa and worked at General Motors until her marriage to Julius MINACS in 1965. On March 12, 1973, Elaine and Julius welcomed daughter Andrea Elaine to the family. In September 1981, after Andrea started school, Elaine founded her own company, which was housed in the original Minacs home at 65 Albert Street in Oshawa. Originally a temporary staffing company, Minacs Worldwide, has enjoyed 25 years of continuous growth and now employs approximately 5,000 people, with offices in 20 locations in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Elaine transformed her company into an internationally-recognized organization that provides high-value B.P.O. solutions centered on three core areas of service: contact centres, integrated market services, and back office administration. In 1999, she took the company from a privately-held corporation reporting revenues of $35.9 million in 1998, to a publicly-traded company (TSX: MXW) with reported revenues of $290.5 million in 2005. Over the years, Elaine's entrepreneurial skills have been nationally recognized at both the corporate and personal levels. Minacs has received numerous awards for its industry leadership and business success. Among these are: General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year; Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Toronto 2002 Woman of Distinction for Entrepreneurship; Ernst and Young 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year; Canadian Professional Sales Association Hall of Fame 2001 Diamond Award for commitment, community involvement and generous charitable contributions; and 1993 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for Quality. A strong supporter of children's charities, she was a past member of the Board of Directors of Kids' Help Phone. She has also been the recipient of a number of business excellence awards from the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade. Elaine was best known for her unfaltering spirit and entrepreneurial drive. She identified new markets where the company could grow and succeed. She faced challenges head-on and welcomed new opportunities to take Minacs into uncharted territory. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa 905-433-4711, with visitation on Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will also be visitation on Thursday, May 25th from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto 416-487-4523. A funeral service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, on Friday, May 26th at 11 a.m. Condolences and words for the family may be sent to RememberingElaine@minacs.com. The family has requested that any donations made in Elaine's memory be made to her favourite charities: In Canada, Cottage Dreams (www.cottagedreams.org), or the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (www.ccac-accc.ca); In the U.S., the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org) or the Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org).

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-15 published
ALLEN, Ruth Marie
Peacefully at Saint Michael's Hospital on Tuesday June 13, 2006. Ruth will be sadly missed by her brother John and his wife Ida. Dear aunt to Chris and Jane ALLEN, Sandra and Richard LEE, Pam and Paul ALLEN and Michael ALLEN. Great aunt of Morgan ALLEN, Mark and David LEE, Amy and Rebecca ALLEN. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) (416) 488-1101 on Thursday June 15th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday June 16th at 1: 00 p.m. at Fairlawn Heights United Church, 28 Fairlawn Ave (5 lights south of Yonge Street exit from the 401). Cremation to follow. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-05 published
ALLEN, " Whitey" Elliott Hubert
Peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2006. Whitey (Elliott Hubert) Allen, second son of Thomas Hilliard ALLEN and Emma Lena (FLEAR,) born June 14, 1922 in Fergus, Ontario. Whitey's great-great Grandfather Richard ALLEN was among Dufferin County's earliest settlers. Raised in Brampton, Whitey ran scores for the Brampton lacrosse team; worked at Calvert Greenhouses, and helped his uncle Bill ALLEN deliver, by horse and wagon, for Eatons. Aged 17, Whitey saw service in World War 2; a 'sapper' with the Royal Canadian Engineers, 5th Armoured Division, where he spent 1943-1945 in Italian Campaign, then concluded action in North East Holland, (Groningen, TenBoer and Delfjzil). Once home, he moved to Burlington with Ontario Hydro but decided on Masonry Contracting which he practiced for 25 years. He gradually moved into Master Locksmithing at which he worked to age 80. Established 1947, his business successively named: E.H. Allen Construction; Doctor Fix-It; and Burlington Security; ceased operation 2002. A Burlington Lodge Mason since 1946. Whitey missed only 4 Sundays in 35 years as Lay Reader at the 8: 30 a.m. Communion Service at St. Luke's Anglican Church. A true Irishman, Whitey spun wonderful tales, always willing to share vignettes from the Depression Era or of his experiences in World War 2. Whitey is predeceased by his wife of fifty- one years, Mary Bernice DICKENSON. Their four children, Leslie Jane, Cynthia Louise, Susan Elizabeth, and (Edward Thomas) Brent, will miss his energy and humor. Cynthia's daughter Mary Beth will miss his gruff affection. He is also predeceased by his only brother Thomas Clarence, his eldest sister, Hélène Eleanor. Survived by his younger sisters Shirley Marie YOUNG (son Wayne) of Glen Williams; Brenda Gail KLINOWSKI (Wayne) and sons Tyler and Mark, all of Whitby. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. Following cremation, interment will be held at St. Luke's Church Cemetery, Burlington. www.smithsfh.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-21 published
ALLEN, April Elspeth (July 25, 1959-September 19, 2006)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 in the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Alan NURMESTE, her daughter, Quinn, her brothers John, Jim (Ann), Bruce (Eileen) and her nieces and nephew. April worked as a consultant in the pension and investment industry and was a respected member of the Society of Actuaries. A Memorial Service is being held at 1: 00 p.m. on Saturday September 23, 2006 at St. Francis-in-the-Wood, 4773 S. Piccadilly Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia, www.stfrancisinthewood.ca Many thanks to the medical and nursing staff at Lions Gate Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Run for the Cure in April's name at www.cibcrunforthecure.com. Hollyburn Funeral Home. 604.922.1221. www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
Runner dies in marathon
By James CHRISTIE with a report from Omar EL AKKAD, Page A10
A 41-year-old Toronto runner collapsed near the end of the 2006 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and died in hospital.
Martin POYSER fell to the pavement at Wellington and Bay Streets, 800 metres from the finish line of the 41.195-kilometre course.
"He was given cardio-pulmonary resuscitation within a minute at the scene and Emergency Medical Services paramedic service were there within three minutes to take him to Mount Sinai Hospital," said race general manager Dana ALLEN of Toronto. "They worked on him for about an hour in hospital, but he did not survive."
Mr. POYSER is the first fatality in the seven-year history of the event. Last October a 36-year-old Oakville man died after running a half-marathon in the Toronto Marathon.
"We send our condolences to Martin's family, Friends and fans," said Alan BROOKES, the race director. "Martin will be remembered as a wonderful spirit, with a tremendous passion for running."
Relatives at Mr. POYSER's house yesterday refused to speak to a reporter. One family member, contacted yesterday evening, said he was still on the phone with a doctor regarding what happened.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-02 published
ROBINSON, Margaret N. (née RYAN)
On September 30, 2006, died in her 89th year in the loving home of her daughter, Betty ROBINSON, and son-in-law, Randy ATTWOOD, in Mississauga. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edgar, and sons Jim and Bill. Left to grieve her are her children: Judith (Charles) GOTTFRIED, Margaret ROBINSON, Mary TIMMINS, Frances ROBINSON, Ellie (Dino) ZUCCHIATTI, John (Yvonne) ROBINSON, and Ed (Nanette) ROBINSON. She is survived by her sisters, Jean FIORAVANTI and Grace RYAN, and in-laws, Frank ALLEN and Sheri CLANCY. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Lisa MELO, Jim ROBINSON, Robbie ROBINSON, Robin KNIGHTON, Greg BROWNING, Darcy TIMMINS, Kristin WELTON, Justin and Lauren ZUCCHIATTI, Beth ATTWOOD, Michele, Renée, and Ashley ROBINSON, Brenna ROBINSON, and families, and all her great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, October 5, 2006, 1 to 4 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre -- Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 blocks south of Eglinton on Dixie), 905-602-1580.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-23 published
SCOTT, William Andrew
(Born May 23rd, 1922 Peterborough, Ontario - Died October 22nd 2006 Toronto, Ontario)
Peacefully, at North York General Hospital in his 85th year. Only son of Doctor George Raymore SCOTT and Jean SCOTT (née VINING.) Father of Mandy (deceased), Leslie, Barbie, Hollis, and Steven. Brother of Barbara DIPLOCK (deceased,) and Catherine ALLEN of Peterborough. Andrew will be remembered by his dearest friend and companion Elizabeth RUSSEL. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at The Anglican Church of St. Clement, (59 Briar Hill Avenue, at Duplex), on Thursday, October 26th, 2006 at 11 o'clock.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-07 published
ALLEN, Hugh Alexander
The family of Hugh ALLEN sadly announces his sudden passing at his home in Hornby on Saturday November 4, 2006, at age 70. Hugh Alexander ALLEN husband of the late Della (née DEANE) ALLEN. Loving father of Julie ALLEN, Johnathan and his wife Serenity ALLEN. Proud grandfather of Julianne. Uncle of Will, Mike, Anne Marie, Michael, Jacqueline, Rene, Damian, Gary, Brenda, Carol, and Glen. Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 1 to 1: 45 p.m. Funeral service will be at Trinity United Church, Acton, Thursday at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Blue Springs Funeral Home, 12 Church Street East, Acton 519-853-2399.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-07 published
ALLEN, Robert Edward (1946-2006)
In Sherbrooke, on November 3, Robert ALLEN, extraordinary Canadian Writer, passed away peacefully after an exemplary battle against cancer. With him were close family members and several dearest Friends, many of them admiring fellow artists. Of surpassing charm, intelligence, and talent, Robert lived in Montreal and The Eastern Townships, passionately loving both. As an editor, teacher, Concordia University Creative Writing Department chairman, and author of fourteen books of poetry and fiction, his imaginative accomplishments are a legend. Robert's final volume, The Encantadas, a long, lovely, unblinking meditation on the themes of human love, death, time, and self, was just published by Conundrum Press. He has been justly hailed as one "of Canada's finest poets." The hearts of those who loved Robert shall find no replacement. Notwithstanding, we earnestly hope that his like shall come again, for on such great and remarkable imaginations our Canadian Literature must depend. If anyone wishes to honor Robert's memory, please send donations to Maison Aube-Lumière, 220 Kennedy St. North, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1E 2E7. Arrrangements entrusted to the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College (Lennoxville) Sherbrooke. Tel: (819) 564-1750 / www.casshomes.ca

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
ALLEN, Robert Edward (1946-2006)
In Sherbrooke, on November 3, Robert Allen, extraordinary Canadian Writer, passed away peacefully after an exemplary battle against cancer. With him were close family members and several dearest Friends, many of them admiring fellow artists. Of surpassing charm, intelligence, and talent, Robert lived in Montreal and The Eastern Townships, passionately loving both. As an editor, teacher, Concordia University Creative Writing Department chairman, and author of fourteen books of poetry and fiction, his imaginative accomplishments are a legend. Robert's final volume, The Encantadas, a long, lovely, unblinking meditation on the themes of human love, death, time, and self, was just published by Conundrum Press. He has been justly hailed as one "of Canada's finest poets." The hearts of those who loved Robert shall find no replacement. Notwithstanding, we earnestly hope that his like shall come again, for on such great and remarkable imaginations our Canadian Literature must depend. If anyone wishes to honor Robert's memory, please send donations to Maison Aube-Lumière, 220 Kennedy St. North, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1E 2E7. Arrrangements entrusted to the Cass Funeral Home, 3006 College (Lennoxville) Sherbrooke. Tel: (819) 564-1750 / www.casshomes.ca

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
COTTER, Glen Allen
Passed away suddenly at Headwaters health Care Centre, Orangeville on Saturday, November 4th, 2006. Loving husband of Carmen, loving father to Courtney and his best friend Tristan. He leaves behind his mother Carol COTTER, and father Gordon (predeceased,) brother Gordie and sister-in-law Nancy. Nephews Nathan, Nick and Mackenzie. Brothers Casey and Kelly. Sister, Gail ALLEN and brother-in-law Don and nephew Cotter. Sister Carol and nephews Kyle, Jackson and Clayton. Sister-in-law Kersten and James HAU and nephew Chris. He will be missed by his many Friends and co-workers of the City of Toronto. All the family animals will miss him dearly. A memorial service will take place on Friday, November 10th, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. at the family farm. Arrangements entrusted to Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519) 941-1392. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cardiovascular Research Fund in care of Doctor David. Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street 4N-457, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4 (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-13 published
STACEY, Helen Kathleen (née ALLEN) B.A. LLD, O.C.
Widow of Col. Charles P. STACEY, Canadian Military historian. Quietly at Leaside Retirement Residence on Thursday, November 9, 2006. She was a celebrated journalist and a champion of adoption through her column "Today's Child". Much loved by her god daughter Nadine (Mrs. Donald G. BELL) and her family, and devoted friend of Victoria Leach KALLMEYER. Arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre. Flowers gratefully declined. No funeral service will be held at Mrs. STACEY's request. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
Helen ALLEN, Journalist (1907-2006)
She laboured for decades to improve the lot of unwanted children, many of whom were better off because of her efforts, writes Sandra MARTIN. At the end of the Vietnam War she also helped rescue orphans in Saigon
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
The concept may seem bizarre today, but in its era, the Toronto newspaper column Today's Child was an innovative force intended to improve the lives of thousands of emotionally needy and often physically damaged children. In the early 1960s, back in the days when having a child "out of wedlock" was socially unacceptable and before reliable contraception or abortions were generally available, many young women gave their unplanned babies up for adoption. The ranks of healthy infants were swelled by older children who had been abandoned by parents unable or unwilling to raise their own offspring or who had been removed from dangerous situations. Many of these "hard-to-place" children trundled from one foster home to another or marked birthday after birthday in orphanages and other residential institutions.
Helen ALLEN, a journalist who became a crusader for adoption, believed that all children deserved parents and a home to call their own. For nearly 20 years, she devoted her energies to the task through her column Today's Child in The Telegram in Toronto and the long-running television program Family Finder. Although, nobody knows for certain how many of these adoptions were successful, there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that many, many children were happier and healthier because of Ms. ALLEN's actions.
"Some social workers were very reluctant at the thought of exposing children to the public in this way, because it was an invasion of privacy, but I was all for it," recalled Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, a former social worker and adoption supervisor who knew first-hand the dire circumstances of these children's lives. She and Ms. ALLEN became colleagues and good Friends, sharing the same dedication and sense of humour.
The late media mogul John BASSETT, who was the last publisher of The Telegram, considered Ms. ALLEN's long-running adoption column "her real life's work." Ms. ALLEN "has helped this country enormously by giving new hope and new opportunities to the nation's richest resource, our children," he wrote in a tribute to her in 1982, and "nothing has given me greater pride than being associated with her in this task."
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born near Saskatoon, the only child of a Presbyterian minister and a school teacher. The family eventually settled in Aurora, north of Toronto, as her father moved from one congregation to another. He died of meningitis when Helen was five and her mother worked as a supply teacher to support them both. Ms. ALLEN later described her childhood as happy, although she regretted that there was never enough money to buy her a bicycle. It was only much later that she looked back as an adult and realized that "it's too bad to be an only child, too bad not to have a Dad."
After graduating from high school in 1925, Ms. ALLEN moved to Toronto to do a four-year degree in modern languages (French and German) at University College at the University of Toronto. By then, her widowed mother had married a man named PALMER, so Ms. ALLEN boarded with a family named GRIFFITHS while she attended university, financed with $2000 from her mother's savings. That's how she met the GRIFFITHS' daughter, Phyllis, who became a classmate, then a journalism colleague and a dear friend and housemate until she died more than 50 years later in 1978.
At U of T, Ms. ALLEN joined the German club, which turned out to be a lively collection of people, including professors Geoffrey HOLT and Barker FAIRLEY, who got together on a weekly basis to sing German songs. An older cousin, who worked on the student newspaper, The Varsity, introduced Ms. ALLEN to the editor, a young man named Charles STACEY. (A year older, he was destined for a stellar career as a military historian and became very well known as a biographer of Prime Minister Mackenzie King.) "Somehow I found myself accepting an assignment to cover a freshie tea that first week. It showed up on the front page, without a word changed, and I was hooked," she presciently told Judith ADAM/ADAMS, the author of the 1982 Ontario government publication, Today's Child and Helen ALLEN.
After graduating in 1929, Ms. ALLEN went to work as a reporter for The Telegram, a newspaper founded in 1876 by John Ross ROBERTSON as a vehicle to promote British and Imperial sentiments. For the next three decades, Ms. ALLEN did general assignment reporting, reviewed movies, covered political events and criminal trials, and edited the women's pages. In covering the 1939 Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth she wrote: "Everyone who has seen her is talking about the Queen. The Queen's smile. The Queen's charm. The Queen's beauty. The Queen's lovely gowns."
What made her name, however, was an assignment that she took on reluctantly in 1964 to write an adoption column for the paper. Instead of being the brainchild of one person, the idea came about as a confluence of incidents, experience and inspiration dating back to the early 1960s when The Telegram ran a front-page story about a young boy being publicly beaten by his father on a downtown street corner. Publisher John BASSETT assigned reporter Andrew MacFARLANE to investigate and write an article on child abuse.
Mr. MacFARLANE contacted the office of Doctor James BAND, the deputy minister of welfare in Ontario, who supplied huge amounts of information on child protection services and took Mr. MacFARLANE to visit an orphanage which housed dozens of children three years of age and under. Mr. MacFARLANE quickly realized that many of these children had short attention spans, played aggressively, and, despite being "cuddled" by volunteers, appeared lacking in warmth and curiosity. Both men believed these children needed families and permanent homes, if they were to have any chance of growing up emotionally healthy.
In 1964, Doctor BAND sought out Mr. MacFARLANE, who by then was The Telegram's managing editor, and suggested he run an "advertising" feature to make the public aware of the plight of these forgotten children. Both Mr. MacFARLANE and Mr. BASSETT took up the idea enthusiastically and assigned the column to Ms. ALLEN, telling her to contact the more than 50 regional Children's Aid Societies that operated in Ontario under the Child Welfare Act, find some children who were waiting for families, and run their pictures and write about them in the paper. The plan was to run Today's Child for a few weeks and check the response.
Children's Aid Societies, which are protective by definition, were largely horrified at the idea of parading children, along with their physical and emotional problems, in a public newspaper. To them, the column reeked of "freak shows" at carnivals. Only three were willing to participate -- Hamilton, Kenora and Toronto. Although disappointing, the response was strong enough to give Ms. ALLEN enough children to produce a daily column for three weeks.
The first child was a 15-month-old girl of mixed race named Hope, a difficult placement in those homogeneous days before the immigration rules relaxed and Canada had an official multiculturalism policy. Nevertheless, 40 prospective adoptive parents wrote in response to the story about Hope. Their letters were passed along to the Children's Aid Society for screening, assessing and processing. "I wrote abut 23 children in those first Today's Child columns that summer," Ms. ALLEN recalled years later, "and when the results were finally assessed, 18 of those youngsters found homes."
After three years of daily columns, Today's Child expanded to other daily and weekly papers throughout Ontario. The following year, Ms. ALLEN proposed doing a television version of the column based on the daily Ben Hunter Program in California, which delivered commercials for a variety of products, saving one day a week for children wanting to be adopted. Armed with a tape of the American show, Ms. ALLEN and Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, then Ontario Adoption Co-ordinator, approached CFTO, the Toronto television station that was part-owned by Mr. BASSETT. "It took them all of 15 minutes to make up their minds," Ms. ALLEN reported later. Family Finder, which ran commercial-free, debuted in the fall of 1968 and for years was the longest-running program on the channel.
When The Telegram folded in 1971, the Ontario government hired Ms. ALLEN as an information officer in the Ministry of Community and Social Services. She continued to write the column three times a week (which was syndicated by the government to more than 20 daily newspapers including The Toronto Star), do the television program and speak about adoption to community and service groups.
In the early 1970s, television and newspaper reporting from Vietnam publicized the plight of many of the children who had become victims of the continuing conflict. The orphanages in Saigon were overflowing with abandoned or parentless children. Social changes, including a declining birth rate, had put an end to the baby surplus of a decade before. That fact, plus the human desire to help needy children, had lots of North Americans flying to Vietnam and trying to pick up babies in exchange for cash or services.
The local adoption agencies were floundering, so the Ontario Ministry of Social and Community Services sent Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Ms. ALLEN to Saigon to work with the Vietnamese. As the Viet Cong advanced and the Americans pulled out, the two women rescued close to 60 children, brought them to Canada and found homes for them. "The deputy minister told me, 'if we are going to do this, we will give it the same service we give our own children,' Ms. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH said.
Ms. ALLEN received many honours, including being named to the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from York University and the Award of Merit from the City of Toronto. In the late 1970s, she was at an Order of Canada reception when she encountered fellow laureate and University of Toronto military historian Charles STACEY. " When I was at college, I dated Charles, who was then editor of the Varsity. He was in fourth year and I was in second," she told Ms. ADAM/ADAMS. "He went off to Oxford and then Princeton; I went on to the Tely as a reporter."
Ms. ALLEN and Colonel STACEY, a widower, renewed their Friendship and their affection for each other and were married in a small wedding at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Toronto on October 3, 1980. The bride was 73, and the groom 74. A little more than a year later, she officially retired from Today's Child (Judith ADAM/ADAMS took over the column for another seven years) and Family Finder, but continued to spend two days a week answering mail and writing Adoption Bulletins while her husband wrote his books.
The STACEYs were a very companionable couple. They loved to entertain at small dinner parties at Massey College, to read Jane Austen novels aloud to each other and to travel. Col. STACEY died suddenly of a heart attack in November of 1989, after nearly a decade of marriage. She continued to live in their Rosedale apartment until she suffered a heart attack and a fall late in 2002, and moved into the Leaside Retirement Residence.
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan., on August 16, 1907. She died in Toronto of congestive heart failure on November 9. She was 99. Predeceased by her husband Charles STACEY and by her dear friend Phyllis GRIFFITHS, she is survived by her god-daughter Nadine BELL and her family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-20 published
BROADBENT, Lucille (née ALLEN)
Died peacefully at home in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 18th, 2006 with her family at her side, age 71 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Ed. Loving mother of Paul BROADBENT and Christine PEARSON (Perry.) Warmly cherished Grandma of Nicole and Gareth BROADBENT and Bret and Caitlin PEARSON. Dear sister of Rita GAUTHIER, Richard and Gerald ALLEN, the late Gilbert and the late Paul ALLEN. Lucille will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. Friends and family are invited to remember Lucille through music and reflection at the Unitarian Church, 20 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario on Monday, November 27th, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Donations in memory of Lucille may be made to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or Campaign 2000 (to eliminate child poverty). Arrangements with the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa, Ontario.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
McILRAITH, Mary Margaret
In Ottawa on Thursday, November 23, 2006, with the outstanding dignity, grace, warmth and courage that guided her life. Mary Margaret McILRAITH, 65, daughter of the late Margaret and the late Hon. George J. McILRAITH. Mary Margaret was the devoted mother to four loving, adoring children: Cathy, Ken (Elizabeth ALLEN), Julia (Erik v. WITZLEBEN), and Geoff (Phoebe MILES) SPROULE. She was the special loving Grandmother and Nanna to six wonderful boys: James, William, Duncan, Graeme, Kyle and Matthias. Predeceased by her sisters Cathy and Janet, she is survived and fondly remembered by her brother George E. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Monday November 27th and Tuesday November 28th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service and celebration of Mary Marg's life is currently being planned (to follow the Liberal Convention weekend, of course!). Details will follow. It is the children's heartfelt wish that donations be made in their mom's name to the SCO Health Service Foundation in tribute to the loving care that she received while at the Elizabeth Bruyère Centre, Ottawa, in particular by their outstanding nursing staff. Condolences/donations/tributes at mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
SMALL, Illa Frances (GRAY/GREY)
Illa, a life long resident of Carlisle, Ontario passed away at the Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, November 23, 2006 in her 93rd year. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd SMALL. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Shirley ALLEN. Dear grandmother of Daniel ALLEN, his spouse Maureen and her son Christopher and Joseph ALLEN and his wife Karol. A very special great-grandmother to Meg and Katie ALLEN and fondly remembered by their mother Jane ALLEN. Friends may call at the Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday, November 27th from 1 to 2 p.m. where Service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment Carlisle Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made in memory of Illa to the charity of your choice. Please sign Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
ALLEN, Doug Edward
Our beloved Doug Edward ALLEN passed away on January 1, 2006 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his son Rodney, daughter Megan, daughter-in-law Leslie, granddaughter Ginny, son-in-law Jacque, grand_sons Charles and Richard, his great-grandchildren Tara and Alex. His family would like to express real thankfulness to the entire staff of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and especially those on 3rd floor east. The unending kindness and gentle care along with laughter made Doug feel special. He made many lovely Friends. Thank you for all the hugs. Doug looked forward to the notes and visits from his Friends at his condo and Oakville Place Walkers group. Many thanks for all your support. We also want to thank our families and Friends. We needed your love and support and it was always there. Doug and Ivy will always be in our hearts. Donations may be made in Doug and Ivy's memory to Ian Anderson House, Oakville.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
HAMACHER, Kenneth L. " Ken"
At his home in Burlington on Monday, January 2, 2006 in his 78th year. Loving husband of the late Doris HAMACHER (née GLASSER.) Cherished father of Janet WILLIAMS and her husband David, Diane BICKLE and her husband Kim, David HAMACHER and his partner Heidi and Keith HAMACHER and his wife Laverne. Loved grandfather of Hannah, Sara, Mark, Laura, Michael, Kyle, Lynsey and Colton. He will be sadly missed by his companion and friend Kathleen ALLEN, his brother-in-law Ken GLASSER and his wife Emily and their family and daughter-in-law, Lorraine HAMACHER. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. Please play a round of golf in memory of Ken as that was his greatest passion. www.smithsfh.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-13 published
BONA, Grace Helen
Courageous to the end, Grace finally succumbed following a lengthy illness. She left this world at approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2006. Peacefully, while being treated at the William Osler Health Centre (Etobicoke Campus). Beloved wife of Edward for 41 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Dan MEADOWCROFT and his spouse Sandra VANDERBURG and close family members, John and Jean BONA, niece Alicia and her husband Sam WRIGHT, nephew Conrad and his spouse Yasmina, cousin Marion ALLEN, as well as her many, many Friends and neighbours. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to acknowledge the loving and devoted care Grace received by the staff in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital; their tenderness and concern were greatly appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
SWEENEY, Eileen " Patricia" (March 22, 1913-January 9, 2006)
Peacefully at Aspen House, Cardinal Ambrozic House of Providence, Patricia slept away. Last surviving child of Mr. Peter SWEENEY and his second wife Dorothy DYCE. Predeceased by her brothers Francis, P.J. and John, and by her nephews Michael, Dr. David SWEENEY and survived by his wife Ethel Mae. Also predeceased by several half sisters and brothers. Survived by her half nieces and nephews Margaret RAWLLS of British Columbia, Jack of British Columbia, Kathleen of Toronto, Frank and Grace of Toronto, and the late Lawrence, and great half nieces Merelyn DOWLING and Josephine GLASS. Pat was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School Commercial Division, and worked as a secretary for several businesses, the last being the Addiction Research Foundation. Her hobbies were sewing and refinishing antiques. At Pat's request no visitation was held. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter's Church and interment in Mount Hope Cemetery have taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, 3276 St. Clair Ave. E., Toronto, M1L 1W1 would be appreciated. We wish to thank the marvellous staff of Aspen House for their great care and kindness given to Pat, especially her nurses and caregivers, Dr. McCURRACH and Miss Shelly ALLEN.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
ALLEN, Shirley (née COWCILL)
November 26, 1934. Suddenly on Sunday, January 15, 2006 in Yuma, Arizona. Beloved wife of the late Stephen ALLEN. Loved mother and mother-in-law to Donna (Bernie BAUHAS) and Keith (Brenda SWINDELLS.) Grandmother to Stephanie and Christine. Sister to Ann HALL and Bob COWCILL. Friend and companion to Mick EDWARDS. A service and interment will be held at a later date in Penticton, British Columbia. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
BISHOP, Alexander Morris
(Veteran of World War 2 overseas, retired employee of General Motors)
Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Monday, February 6th, 2006 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Bernice BISHOP (née CONNER) for 58 years. Loving father of Jennifer and Marten TREFFERS of Maberly, Ontario, Lorna and Ian BATHE of Myrtle, Ontario, Brenda BISHOP and Rick ALLEN of Waterdown, Ontario and Valerie BISHOP and Allan NIELSEN of Oshawa, Ontario. Cherished Grandpa of 8 and Great-Grandpa of 9. Fondly remembered by his brother Garfield and his wife Lois STEDMAN of Dundalk. Predeceased by his sister Sadie KITCHENER and his brothers Henery, William and Edward. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, February 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, February 10th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
APPLEBAUM, Frank
After a brief and courageous fight on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Toronto General Hospital. Frank APPLEBAUM, beloved son of the late Percy and Anne APPLEBAUM. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sheila and Ben OCOPNICK, Bertha and the late Marvin ALLEN, and the late Gilda DUBINS. Loving " Uncle Frank" to many nieces, nephews and Friends. He will also be sadly missed by his countless "buddies". A graveside service was held on Sunday, February 12, 2006. Shiva 133 Torresdale Ave. No. 2302, concluding Wednesday morning. If desired, donations may be made to The Frank Applebaum Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
GALLOWAY, Mary Nevada (née McARTHUR)
Peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Lakeshore Lodge Nursing Home at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late George GALLOWAY and the late Earl BROWN. Lovingly remembered by her sister Jessie ALLEN (Ray) and her brother Don McARTHUR (Grace.) Mary is predeceased by her sisters Emily and Marjorie and brothers George and Mel. Cherished aunt of Donna CARDIFF and Marianne REYNOLDS (Tom;) devoted great aunt to Kathy, Kelly, Sara and Jamie. Mary will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Dorothy McARTHUR and her many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede Rd.) on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. until time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment of cremated remains at Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-15 published
GRANT, Celeste Eunice (June 12, 1914-February 10, 2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Celeste GRANT, in her 92nd year, at Toronto General Hospital, following a long illness. She will be lovingly missed by daughters, Cecille ALLEN and Merle GRANT and her husband John BOWER; granddaughters, Heather ALLEN and Leslie ALLEN- MORGAN and her husband Ed MORGAN great-granddaughter, Jamila ALLEN as well as many other relatives and Friends. Celeste will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched in very memorable ways. Relatives and Friends will be kindly received at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West on Friday, February 17, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday, February 18th, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. at St. David's Anglican Church, 1796 Lawrence Avenue West (east of Jane Street). Interment in Sanctuary Park Cemetery, 1567 Royal York Rd., Etobicoke, Ontario. May she rest peacefully in the arms of her Saviour.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
BUCKLER, William
Peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2006 at North York General Hospital. Bill BUCKLER, beloved husband of Joan. Loving father and father-in-law of Jim and Lynne, and Caron and Heath ALLEN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Anita and Irving WINSTON. Devoted grandfather of Lauren, Sarah, Melanie, Michael, Bryan, and Daniel. Services will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel. Please call (416) 663-9060 or see www.benjamins.ca for service information. If desired, donations may be made to the William Buckler Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324. Bill was loved by all and was a kind and gentle man who always put others first.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
2 children, wife slain, husband arrested
Teen son manages to escape attack at Aurora home
'She was a great mother. She loved her kids'
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter with files from Gail SWAINSON and Mike FUNSTON
An Aurora man has been arrested after a high-speed police chase sparked by the slayings yesterday of his estranged wife and two young children.
Friends identified the victims as Wendy LAFLECHE, 41, her daughter Victoria, 7, and son, Jesse, 3.
LAFLECHE's son Devon BRISBORNE, 16, was not at home at the time of the attack in the two-storey frame home just north of the town's downtown core, a few blocks north of Wellington St.
John LAFLECHE, 40, was arrested an hour later by police, who pursued a green Chrysler Intrepid from Highway 9 and Jane St. up Highway 400 and into Barrie. The car swerved to avoid a spike belt placed on the roadway by police north of Duckworth St. and was eventually boxed in near the Highway 400-Highway 11 split in Barrie's north end.
He has been charged with three counts of first degree murder. His long hair was disheveled as he appeared briefly in a Newmarket court today. He was remanded in custody and will appear in court next Monday by video link.
Friends said he had moved out of the family home a month ago after years of simmering problems that included damage inside the home, but no physical violence directed against his wife of nine years or their children.
Yesterday's deaths were the second in a week in the Greater Toronto Area in which a parent is the suspect. On Thursday, a Markham man found his two children dead in the bathtub and his wife injured in their home. Sivananthi ELANGO, 30, who is in critical condition in hospital, is charged in the deaths of Renu ELANGO, aged 2, and Movlika ELANGO, aged 3 months.
Yesterday in Aurora, police sealed off Yonge St. throughout the day as forensic detectives probed for clues to the attacks.
Co-workers of the dead woman collapsed in tears when they received word of the tragedy. They retreated to a back room at First Choice Hair Cutters on Bayview Ave., weeping inconsolably.
They later asked customers to leave and closed the shop for the day.
"I understand that they were shot -- Oh, God!" moaned manager Amanda ALLEN, who was hugged by another hair stylist.
She said LAFLECHE had a maternal streak that extended even to her job.
"She was like our mother," ALLEN said. "She was always looking after us.
"If we were sick, she was telling us to go home, always taking care of us.
"She was a great mother. She loved her kids."
At LAFLECHE's workstation was a framed picture of Victoria and Jesse and a photo of Devon was propped up beside it.
"She was just a good person, all around," ALLEN said. "She was just very friendly, good to work with. She was a really close friend.
"She did everything for her kids," she said, adding that LAFLECHE's husband worked nights, leaving her to attend to all the children's needs and household chores while working five shifts a week.
"She had it hard," ALLEN said.
LAFLECHE had worked for First Choice for three years, the past 12 months at its Aurora location after two years at its Newmarket shop.
She had worked for the BiWay store in town until the retail chain collapsed in 2001, Friends said.
ALLEN said John LAFLECHE first moved out of the home a few years ago.
"He came back and things seemed to be better and then, that was it," she said.
Recently, the couple attended marriage-counselling sessions, ALLEN said.
"They seemed to be getting along quite well since he moved out," she said.
"No, no, I don't think he was ever going to move back in. That was it for them.
"She had a few Friends, but nothing you'd consider dating."
Victoria attended nearby Wells Street Public School and was learning to play the violin.
Jesse was looked after in a day-care centre while his mother worked.
"Jesse, he was just your average 3- or 4-year-old," ALLEN said. "Yeah, a little troublemaker."
ALLEN said she last saw LAFLECHE on Saturday, when they both worked.
She said she was "fine, just her normal happy self, making jokes."
LAFLECHE's caring nature came through in a letter to the editor she wrote to the Newmarket/Aurora Era-Banner in August last year, complaining about motorists driving too fast on town streets.
"I'm afraid to ride on the street for fear of my own life," she wrote. "What is the rush? I know we all lead busy lives, but is it worth taking a life?"

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
ALLEN, Frank Bowie
Passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at home after a lengthy illness. Mr. ALLEN was the President and Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of Tele-Direct (Canada) Inc., now Bell Actimedia, a subsidiary of Bell Canada Enterprises. He was also Chairman of the Board of Ronald-Federated Ltd., the Sanford Evans Group, the National Telephone Directory Corporation, U.S.A., Y.P. Publishing Australia Pty Ltd., and Tele-Direct International Inc. In the charitable sector he was the past Director of Edward H. O'Brien, Australia, the Quebec Society for Disabled Children, and the Royal Victoria Hospital Kidney Fund. Mr. ALLEN was born in Montreal on January 14, 1923, the son of Frank Barclay and Kathleen Ross (BOWIE) ALLEN and is survived by his son Dr. Dana ALLEN, Dana's wife Lorraine, and his grandchildren Erica, Kirsten and Brianna. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara Jean Marlatt (ALLEN,) his son Frank Junior, and his three brothers Jim, Ned and George. Mr. ALLEN enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1942. He landed in France on D-Day and was later wounded. He retired with the rank of Captain. Mr. ALLEN was a member of the Summerlea Golf Club, Como Golf Club, Seigniory Club of Montebello, Saint James Club and the Forest and Stream Club. He will be missed by his many Friends and relatives. He wanted to extend his sincerest thanks to two very dear Friends, Louise RONCO and his very dear friend Maureen McALEAR for the care and support they gave during his illness. There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Kidney Fund or the Cedars Cancer Fund at 687 Pine Avenue, Montreal, H3A 1A1 would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Rideau Funeral Home, 514-685-3344.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-31 published
ALLEN, Albert Clarence
At Credit Valley Hospital, in Mississauga, on Thursday, March 30, 2006, in his 78th year; beloved husband of Rose THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON; loved father of Grant of Vancouver Island, and Glen and his wife Monita of Orangeville; loved grandfather of Jennifer, Jeff and Carey, and great-grandfather of Ashlyn and Karly; also sadly missed by his many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville, on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree has been planted in memory of Albert in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com).

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
TEPLITZ, Geraldine
After a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at North York General Hospital. Jeri TEPLITZ, beloved wife of the late Sidney TEPLITZ. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Michele and Kevin ALLEN, and Dana TEPLITZ and Darryl GREENBERG. Devoted grandmother of Jason. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, April 3 at 12: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 44 Tamarack Dr., Thornhill. If desired, donations may be made to the Sidney and Jeri Teplitz Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
ALLEN, Kenneth " Ken"
Sadly, on April 5th, 2006, another World War 2 Veteran (Royal Canadian Air Force) has passed away. Ken ALLEN, age 86, will be dearly missed by his family: his wife of 59 years, Audrey, daughters Barbara and Kathie (husband Terry), son David (wife Cathy), grandchildren Kevin, Lindsey, Matt, Jeff, James, and Caroline, and sister Nancy (husband Rick). His brother Don and parents May and Clarence predeceased Ken. Ken lived and worked as a Professional Engineer in Toronto and enjoyed his retirement in Ennismore, Ontario. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-11 published
FANNON, Annie
Peacefully, at Providence Centre on Sunday, April 9, 2006 in 83rd year. Loving mother of Sandy (Linda), Brian (Pat), Margaret MOWAT (Eoin) and Thomas (Sylvia.) Dear grandma to John, Rory, Caeili, Tara, Lorraine and Lindsay. Loving great-grandmother of Colin and Megan. Sadly missed by her sister Agnes ALLEN and her family and Friends in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
PORTER, William " Bill" Charles
On Wednesday April 12, 2006, our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at the age of 82 in Barrie at Royal Victoria Hospital. Survived by his loving wife Eileen PORTER, daughter Susan SYME and her husband Ted and their daughter Leah of Barrie, daughter Alison SYME and her husband Glenn and their children Andrew, Matthew and Marina of Arborg, Manitoba, daughter Lesley PORTER and her sons Brock, Brad and Michael VANDRICK of Barrie, son Stephen PORTER and his wife Nancy and their children Amaret and Jesse of Balgonie, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by daughter Nancie MINTEN, but survived by her children Amanda, Hailey and Hayden of Wyevale, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by nephew Robert ALLEN of British Columbia, and nieces Ruth, Iris and Kathleen ALLEN of Winnipeg and Claire GORDON of British Columbia. Predeceased by sisters Annie GORDON of Vancouver, British Columbia and Grace ALLEN of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born to William and Annie PORTER of Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 10, 1923. Bill graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1946 and subsequently moved to Toronto where he gained employment at General Electric and met his future wife Eileen. In 1949 they moved to Barrie where Bill worked for Ontario Hydro from which he retired after 40 years of service. During this time Bill also completed an M.B.A. at the University of Toronto. In his retirement years Bill continued working by starting a Tax Business as a second career. During early life in Barrie Bill enjoyed many pastimes, especially sailing at the Barrie Yacht Club and skiing at Snow Valley. In retirement Bill enjoyed camaraderie at the Parkview Centre playing snooker, and his Monday night "games" at B.C.C.. Over the years Bill was also involved in Little Hills Player, Central Church, Probus, Downtown Development Board, B.U.G., and the Barrie Library Board. Bill was also very active in his Class of '46 Reunions. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Doctor BEECROFT, and the nurses and therapy staff of 3SA at the Royal Victoria Hospital for their compassion and understanding. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service at Central United Church, 54 Ross Street, Barrie on Monday April 17th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. The family would prefer donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Hospital, Regional Cancer Care Centre. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-21 published
ISAACSON, Mollie (formerly GOLD)
At age 97, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Baycrest Hospital. Former resident at Forest Hill Place. Beloved wife of the late Frank GOLD, and late Wilfred ISAACSON. Loving mother and mother-in-law to Marilyn and Alfred HERMAN, Judy and Jack GWARTZ. Dear sister of the late Victoria SOLLENS, Sue OSHER, Rose JACOBS, Sam ESCOE, Ben ESCOE, and Phyllis MANDELL. Beloved grandmother of Ruth and Marc HERMAN, Cheryl and Rami MOZES, Lisa and Joel HOCK, Shelley and Lewis ALLEN, Connie and Franklin GWARTZ, and Daniel GWARTZ. Beloved great-grandmother to Rachael, Alannah, Hailie, Corey, Cody, Cole, Dylan, Tommy, Hannah, Jordan, Mitchell, Lucas, Austin, and Alexander. Special thanks to companions Lisa, Kate and Annie, and the wonderful caregivers at Baycrest Hospital, and Forest Hill Place. For funeral arrangements, please call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 416-663-9060.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
BUCKLER, Joan
Suddenly, but peacefully, on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at her home. Joan BUCKLER, beloved wife of the late Bill BUCKLER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jim and Lynne, and Caron and Heath ALLEN. Devoted grandmother of Lauren, Sarah, Melanie, Michael, Bryan, and Daniel. Dear sister-in-law of Anita and Irving WINSTON. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday, April 25th at 10: 30 a.m. At the request of the family, interment is private. Shiva 4005 Bayview Avenue, Suite 1119, Tuesday through Thursday. If desired, memorial donations may be made to William and Joan Buckler Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 416-780-0324. Joan is now reunited eternally with her loving husband of 54 years.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-17 published
Legendary broadcaster 'knew everything'
Lister SINCLAIR was voice of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ideas
Also gained fame as prolific writer for radio, television
By Bruce DEMARA, Entertainment Reporter with files from Canadian Press
To his colleagues and many listeners over the years, he was the man who knew "everything."
Lister SINCLAIR, who hosted Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ideas for 16 years until his retirement in 1999 and spent more than a half-century with the public broadcaster, died yesterday in hospital at 85.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer Elsa FRANKLIN, a long-time producer and business partner of author Pierre Berton, recalled SINCLAIR as one of Berton's best Friends; the two men first met at University of British Columbia.
"He (SINCLAIR) had total recall, a photographic memory, he knew everything and he had a wonderful voice," FRANKLIN said.
But SINCLAIR was more than a voice to thousands of listeners over the decades. He was a prolific writer of television and radio plays. One play, Hilda Morgan, generated huge controversy including an uproar in Parliament -- in 1949 because the heroine was pregnant, unmarried and considering whether to end her pregnancy.
In 2002, SINCLAIR was named a Masterworks honouree for his body of work by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada, a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of Canada's broadcast and music heritage.
He was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1985.
SINCLAIR also spent time as host of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television's The Nature of Things and appeared on Front Page Challenge, Telescope, Horizon, Festival, Court of Opinion, Wayne and Shuster and Morningside.
He served briefly as executive vice-president of the network in 1972 before returning to production.
He was also a leading force behind the creation of what is now known as the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists.
SINCLAIR was a keen student of science, especially physics, and a skilled mathematician with degrees from the University of British Columbia and Master of Arts from U of T. He was also an avid birdwatcher.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer Max ALLEN, who worked on Ideas during SINCLAIR's tenure and even afterward, said he was not the sort to welcome retirement.
"(He had) to keep going. It's like riding a bicycle; if you stop, you fall off," ALLEN said.
As recently as last year, SINCLAIR was giving lectures on creativity as part of the University of Toronto's continuing studies program and touring with pianist Gloria Saarinen to support his multimedia production, North America in Picture, Poetry and Piano.
ALLEN also remembered SINCLAIR as a "well-turned out" and dapper dresser and "an old-fashioned gentleman of the sort there aren't many of any more."
"This makes him sound like some sort of stuffy pedant. In fact, the most striking thing about him was his charm and his humour," ALLEN said.
"He was not awe-inspiring; if awe means fear, it was not the case with Lister at all. He was the kind of person you'd want to have lunch with. He was quite modest and charming. He didn't spend a lot of time showing off," ALLEN said.
"He was a great teacher. He thought he was a teacher because sharing information is what he did," ALLEN added.
SINCLAIR's knowledge of "everything" was so extensive, ALLEN recalled, that he corrected on air a typographical error in a script he hadn't read in advance, correctly detailing the time it took for sound to reverberate in the famous Chartres Cathedral.
"He would save our ass on scripts because he knew everything. As far as any of us can tell, he remembered everything he'd ever read. He was deeply and broadly smart," ALLEN said.
Bernie LUCHT, his long-time friend and executive producer of Ideas, called SINCLAIR "simply a remarkable man."
"He felt the job of humanity was to find out what it was about, what we were about and what our surroundings -- the universe into which we had been born -- were about," LUCHT said.
"His public and his colleagues just loved him. He was an enormous talent," said Faith SINCLAIR, his third wife, with whom he shared a relationship for more than 40 years.
"I know only one other person as curious as Lister and that's myself. I think that's why we clicked," she added.
FRANKLIN agreed SINCLAIR's thirst for knowledge was insatiable.
"He never had any money (because) he spent all the money on books and things like that," FRANKLIN said.
Sadly, his wife and colleagues say that SINCLAIR had a "very, very tough upbringing."
Born in Bombay, India, now called Mumbai, he was sent to live in England by his Scottish parents at the age of 18 months and raised by a strict, unsympathetic aunt, Faith SINCLAIR said.
At boarding school and later at Saint Paul's School in London, he was emotionally and physically battered, something he never shared because he was "a very private man," Faith SINCLAIR said.
ALLEN said SINCLAIR once told him that upon his arrival in Vancouver at the age of 19 just as World War 2 was beginning, SINCLAIR immediately saw this country as his home.
Thrice married, SINCLAIR is survived by sons Peter and Andrew and numerous grandchildren.
Ideas began airing a three-hour tribute to SINCLAIR last night, continuing tonight and tomorrow on Radio One. A memorial event is planned to be held at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in the future.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-17 published
Helen ALLEN, 99: Wrote Today's Child
Children found homes thanks to her columns, television show
Journalist helped 'hard to place' kids find a family
By Thulasi SRIKANTHAN, Staff Reporter with files from the Star's Archives and Wire Services
Once referred to as the "fairy godmother of adoption," journalist Helen ALLEN tirelessly worked for 18 years to find homes for 11,000 children who had no parents or relatives to take care of them.
In her column, Today's Child -- which began in the now-defunct Toronto Telegram but later continued in the Star -- ALLEN often wrote about children who were deemed "hard to place" by children's aid societies. This included a youngster born with no arms or legs and another battling Down's syndrome. Even sets of up to seven siblings, who often faced separation, found families due to ALLEN.
"She had a place in her heart for every child who needed a home," said one of her close Friends, Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, who worked with ALLEN over the years on adoption cases.
ALLEN's columns and later her television show, Family Finder, drew thousands of readers over the years and became an invaluable resource for children's aid societies across Ontario.
Last week, the 99-year-old, who was an Order of Canada recipient, died at Leaside Retirement Residence.
ALLEN was born on August 16, 1907 to Rev. and H.H. ALLEN in Dundurn, Saskatchewan, their only child. The family moved to Aurora when she was young.
She later attended the University of Toronto, and had plans to become a teacher, until she met the managing editor of student newspaper The Varsity who assigned her to cover the freshman tea.
ALLEN would recount later in the Star that she was so fresh to journalism that she had to ask what the word "cover" meant.
She later told the Star: "From my first day on The Varsity, I could think of no other career but journalism."
When she finished her modern languages degrees in 1929, she went to the Telegram seeking a job and was immediately hired.
She was supposed to host a tea party for her former staff at The Varsity that afternoon, but her plans were interrupted when the Telegram city editor in their morning meeting unexpectedly told her to start later that day.
"Instead of pouring tea, I was in a boat in Toronto Harbour with delegates to the convention of American Prison Association, asking what they thought of Ontario jails," she later told the Star.
She quickly rose through the ranks, working as women's editor and covering a variety of beats for the Telegram.
In the mid-1960s, ALLEN's fortunes would rise even further when an Ontario member of provincial parliament approached the Telegram about starting a program to help children who were hard to place.
As one of the best reporters at the paper, ALLEN was a natural choice for the editors. When she first broached the idea with more than 50 children's aid societies in Ontario, all but three turned her down.
Pictures and biographies were soon given in her columns and the results were tremendous: 18 out of 23 children were adopted immediately. When the other agencies saw the response, they joined on.
The project, which began as an experiment, was here to stay.
"She was the catalyst that brought together families and children," said LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH.
When the Telegram folded in the 1970s, she moved to the Star, where she would remain for about a decade.
Throughout, she took great pains to be honest in her columns about both the good and challenging qualities of the children she profiled.
"I feel it is better to tell what a child is like at the beginning then prospective parents are much more likely to follow through," she later told the Star.
As for the love of her life, it ended up being an old friend from her University of Toronto days, Col. Charles P. STACEY.
He was a Canadian military historian and also a member of the Order of Canada.
Though they went out a few times in their university days, he ended up marrying another woman.
When they met at a reunion more than four decades later, they ended up getting married. They married in 1980 when she was 73.

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