ATKEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-15 published
COULTER, Mary Elizabeth (née BARSS)
Passed away on October 11th at Rockwood, Ontario. She had been a social worker at Montreal and Guelph. Survived by 1 daughter, Leslie and 2 granddaughters. Second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David BARSS of Owen Sound. Survived by two sisters, Edna GILBANK, Owen Sound, and Rhetta ATKEY, Toronto. Predeceased by her sister, Irene SCOTT at age 100, one year ago.

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ATKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-07 published
FRIENDLY, Gayle
On Friday, October 6, 2006 at Toronto General Hospital. Gayle FRIENDLY beloved wife of Larry. Loving mother of Stacey. Devoted niece of Charles ATKIN. Dear sister-in-law of Morton and Carole SMITH. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, October 9th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Due to the Holyday, shiva will begin Sunday evening October 15, 2006 at 103 Romfield Circuit in Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Gayle Friendly Fund for Scleroderma c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324.

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ATKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
DZIALOSZYNSKI, Sarah " Sally" (née ATKIN)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Tony. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Arlene GANZ, Jerry and Marjorie BLUMFALD, Karl and Frances BLUMFALD, and the late Anita BLUMFALD. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ken and Donna ATKIN. Devoted Boubie of Len and Mitzi, Antonette and Hillari, Marni and Alana. Cherished great-grandmother of Robbie, Zachary, Jazzmin, Roxzi, Cruz, and Aaron. Special aunt and great-aunt to her many nieces and nephews. For time and place of service call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel at 416-663-9060 after 10: 30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Interment Pride of Israel section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
ATKINS, Audrey (née CHIVERS)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, March 31, 2006, Audrey (CHIVERS) ATKINS, age 77 of Sarnia. Loving wife of George ATKINS of Sarnia. Much loved mother of James ATKINS and his wife Lynne of Wyoming, Michael ATKINS of Sarnia, Marie and her husband Cleve KAMEKA of Sarnia and Sandra and her husband Eric BYGROVE of Petrolia. Loved grandmother of Cleveland G. KAMEKA and his wife Sandra of Sarnia, Sarah BYGROVE of Petrolia and Tracy and her husband Karl BIERWORTH of Windsor and great-grandmother to Laura, Alissa, Johnathan and Ryan KAMEKA. Dear sister of Genevieve WEST. Predeceased by her parents Chester and Clara CHIVERS, brothers Ivan CHIVERS, Havelock CHIVERS and Donald CHIVERS. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7H2, 519-542-5541. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
ATKINS, Audrey (CHIVERS)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, March 31, 2006, Audrey (CHIVERS) ATKINS, age 77 of Sarnia. Audrey was a longtime member of Saint_John's Parochial Society in Wyoming and Saint_John's Anglican Church, Wyoming. Loving wife of George ATKINS for over 56 years of Sarnia. Much loved mother of James ATKINS and his wife Lynne of Wyoming, Michael ATKINS of Sarnia, Marie and her husband Cleve KAMEKA of Sarnia and Sandra and her husband Eric BYGROVE of Petrolia. Loved grandmother of Cleveland G. KAMEKA and his wife Sandra of Sarnia, Sarah BYGROVE of Petrolia and Tracy and her husband Karl BIERWORTH of Windsor and great-grandmother to Laura, Alissa, Johnathan and Ryan KAMEKA. Dear sister of Genevieve WEST. Predeceased by her parents Chester and Clara CHIVERS, brothers Ivan CHIVERS, Havelock CHIVERS and Donald CHIVERS. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday April 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with Rev. Brian SHOESMITH officiating. Interment of ashes to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the funeral home from 1: 00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to join the family following the interment at the Smith Family Centre for a time of fellowship and refreshment. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society Memories and condolences may be emailed to smihtfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-11 published
WARK, Doris Pansy (ATKINS)
At Afton Park Place on Monday, May 8, 2006 Doris Pansy (ATKINS) WARK, age 74 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Harold Leon WARK (2004.) Loved mother of Cheryl WARK of Sarnia and Joan WARK of Calgary. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Dear sister of June ZONNEVILLE and Alberta CAMPBELL. Predeceased by brothers John ATKINS, Robert ATKINS, George ATKINS and sister Lena STOREY. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Friday, May 12, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Friday afternoon from 1: 00 p.m. until service time at 2: 00 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
ATKINS, Bruce V.
Peacefully after a long illness at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Bruce V. ATKINS of Dorchester in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Bruce ATKINS (Sherry) of London, Deborah THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Roy) of Vancouver, Cathryn GIRARD (Bud), Cynthia ATKINS, Jeanne CAMPANALE (Vito) all of London, Steven ATKINS (Cherry) of Fergus, Tracey BALOGH (Gabor) of Vancouver. Much loved by his step-children Michael HUNTER of Owen Sound, Kelly ARMSTRONG (Mark) of Meaford, Kathleen HUNTER of Collingwood and Kerry HUNTER of Louisville, Kentucky. Fondly remembered by Kelly WEAVER and Janis DICKENS. Sadly missed by his grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Bernice and Fred and his brother Paul. Cremation. Because of Bruce's passion for golf a Memorial Service will be held at Dorchester on The Thames Golf Club, 3342 Hamilton Rd., Dorchester on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Johan OLIVIER officiating. Memorial donations to the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre Unit -- Robarts Research Institute, 1400 Western Road, London N6G 2V2 or the Kidney Foundation, 800 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5375, London, N6A 4G5 gratefully acknowledged. (Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester entrusted with arrangements.)

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
CUSHLEY, William
Elaine and Errol CUSHLEY wish to thank all the people who gave of their time and help in helping us cope with the death of our son William who was killed in action in the fierce fighting with the Taliban insurgents in the Panswaii district of Kandahar Afghanistan on the 3rd of September, 2006. We want to thank all the many people from across Canada, England and the U.S.A. who sent cards of condolence and/or flowers and made donations to the Canadian Legion Branch 18. We are sending cards of thanks to all who included their address. For all others, please accept our heartfelt thanks. Your cards and flowers were a great comfort to us. We would also like to recognize some Friends who gave support above and beyond and who are continuing to do so: Sheldon PLANETTA, Janice LEYSTRA, Tom and Ellen ATKINS, Dave and Bunny ATKINS, Doug and Wille MANNING, Chris FILBY, Lynne McKERRACHER, Padre Dan, Father Grey, Father Gillespie, Father Philip and Pastor Bob. Also, the Mayor-Council and staff of St. Clair Township for voting the funds for the new flagpole and for the community of Port Lambton as a whole, we thank you for your sympathy and caring. To Scott BURRITT, who could not have been more comforting and caring toward us not only in a professional manner but also in a personal manner. He was and still is the most professional of any funeral director I have had contact with. To all of the staff of the Nicholls Funeral Home thank you for your assistance with all of our needs. To the eleven of William's Friends, who honoured him with his name and rank tattooed on their arms and who marched with the army honour guard accompanying William on his final march to the cemetery. To the young lady Friends of his who had Support Our Troops Ribbons tattooed on their ankles. A special thank you to Amanda HAY for organizing and presenting a slide show during the visitation. To the ex Royal Canadian Regiment senior warrant officer who traveled from Paris, Ontario to Petawawa to present his own regimental ring to me to wear in honour of William. For the military who have been with us every step of the way. The Commander in chief, Governor General Michells Jean-Generals Hillier and Leslie and all Officers, non-commissioned officer's, and Ranks. For Colonel TROLLOPE for his words of comfort at the red ribbon rally in Toronto. To the R.C.R. Regiment that William so loved and was so proud to serve in that he had the words Royal Canadian Regiment in 2 inch high letters tattooed on his back from shoulder to shoulder. Also for the way that the Regiment honoured him at his funeral. To Major Scott, the Commanding Officer of the rear party, for his words of comfort and kindness to both of us at both the base in Petawawa and William's funeral. We thank you Sir. And lastly to Captain Philip GAUGHAN, our Assisting Officer, who was and still is our rock and anchor. For guiding us through our sea of despair, for being the light at the end of the tunnel when all around us was darkness and for his compassion and kindness even at the expense of those nearest and dearest to his own heart. We thank you Philip for your comfort and caring and above all being our friend. Errol and Elaine CUSHLEY.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-24 published
KUNTZE, Irvine Charles
At the Woodstock General Hospital, on Thursday, January 19, 2006, Irvine Charles KUNTZE of Woodstock, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy J. KUNTZE (née ATKINS) for nearly 50 years. Dear father of Roger KUNTZE of Windsor, Gord KUNTZE of Bradford, and Al KUNTZE and his wife Helen of Stratford. Loved grandfather of Amanda, Andrew, and Kathryn. Dear brother of Don KUNTZE and his wife Jean of Kitchener and Ellen TRAFAGANDER and her husband Charles of Stratford. Irvine was a longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene, an employee of C.N. Rail for over 40 years, and a member of the C.N. Pension Association. Friends called at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004, on Sunday, January 22, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. with Aaron CRAIN of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
ATKINS, Steven
Suddenly on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie in his 46th year. Loving husband to Cathy. Devoted father of Alexandra and stepfather of Carvelle, Kevin and Corey. Cherished grandpa of Desiree. Loving son of John (Cathy) and predeceased by his mother Shirley. Dear brother of Chris (Pat), Wendy (Dave), Jo-Anne (Peter,) and Tracey. Dear son-in-law of Rosemary PERREAULT. Dear brother-in-law of Carol and Denis. Steven will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford, (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. As expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Cancer Centre.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
FLINT, Honora Chew Atkins
Peacefully in her sleep, in her 91st year on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, a strong, beautiful, courageous woman went to be with God. She became an independent career woman in the 1930's, teaching music in rural schools and becoming an accomplished organist and soloist. In 1943 she married the Reverend Dr. Maurice Sydney FLINT, working with him to develop the spiritual growth and sense of love and community in Toronto's Church of the Messiah and most memorably Little Trinity Anglican Church during the 1950's and 60's. She has earned her place in heaven although she knew the love of God to be a gift. Predeceased by her husband in 2000, she leaves her daughters Kathryn Louise FLINT, Elizabeth Flint FLANAGAN and her grandchildren Rosemary, Martin and Matthew FLANAGAN, her brother Dr. George Stuart ATKINS, her sister-in-law Janet Babion Blackwood ATKINS, her nieces Margaret, Mary, Norah, Louise and many more family and Friends deeply touched by her beauty, dignity, grace and goodness. Following cremation, a Service to Celebrate Honora's Life will take place at St. Luke's Palermo Anglican Church, 2521 Dundas Street West, Oakville on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service in the church. Reception to follow in St. Luke's Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, it is Honora's wish that memorial donations be made in her name to The Developing Countries Farm Radio Network, 1404 Scott Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4M8. Arrangements made with the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville (905-844-2600). Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place FLINT on the subject line.

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ATKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
McLEOD, Samuel Archibald
(Retired Chief Engineer for Upper Lakes Shipping)
Sam passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the General and Marine Hospital Collingwood after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Billie POUNDER and father of Susan and Gilbert THIBERT of Collingwood, Patti and the late John ATKINS of Barrie, David and Chris of Burlington, Sandra and Peter MATTHEWS of Barrie, Ted and Cathy of New Hampshire, Jennifer and Sean HOWLEY of London and Martha McLEOD of Windsor. He was a Special Gramps of Kate, Meghan, Caledonia and Hunter. Sam will be missed by his sisters Elizabeth STEVENSON and Annie LEAL and his brothers Charlie, Sandy and John. He was predeceased by his sister Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his brother Roger. The family will receive Friends at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood (705-445-4700) on Friday, February 3 between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. Spring Interment Collingwood Presbyterian Cemetery. In Memory of Sam, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-30 published
ATKINSON, Dorothea Jean (née PETTEPLACE)
Dorothea ATKINSON, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, March 20, 2006. She was 83. Born in Walkerton, daughter of the late William and Jean (McNAUGHTON) PETTEPLACE. Survived by her husband of 63 years, Roy ATKINSON, daughter Judy ATKINSON (Taylor) of Brantford, Gary ATKINSON of R.R.#3 Hanover. Grandchildren Scott ATKINSON, Lesley ATKINSON and Justin ATKINSON. Also survived by Maxine CAMERON of Port Elgin. Predeceased by a brother, Charles PETTEPLACE. A private Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Rev. Alice WILSON officiated. Cremation.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-01 published
DUNCAN, John Leslie
John Leslie DUNCAN entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 76 years old. He was the dearly loved husband of Marion (BAKER) DUNCAN of 52 years. A wonderful father to his three girls: Carolyne HOOD of Evansburg, Alberta; Dianne VAN BLITTERSWYK and her husband Bob of Brockville Barb GROSS and her husband Gord of Burlington and David KENNEDY and his wife Donia of Brampton. He was loved and respected by his eight grandchildren: Andrew and Robert HOOD, Jared, Devin and Deane VAN BLITTERSWYK, Braeden and Ethan GROSS and Keira KENNEDY, plus several loved nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his sisters, Christina (Charles) JACKSON and Irene DUNCAN his brother Edgar DUNCAN (Liz;) his sisters-in-law, Eileen BAKER and Verna SNOW and his brother-in-law, Allan (Marie) BAKER.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Pearl DUNCAN and son-in-law David HOOD.
Leslie was born April 11, 1929, raised on the Duncan homestead north of Dundalk on Highway 10 and attended S.S.#4 Artemesia. In June 1953 he married the love of his life, Marion BAKER in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Proton Station where he took his family to church regularly. He was a board member and usher for several years. In more recent years, Les and Marion attend the Orangeville Baptist Church where they have made many meaningful relationships.
Les was passionate about his family and farming. He loved his wife and family and enjoyed his cattle and animals. He farmed right up until this past Thanksgiving, 2005 when he had his farm auction. He was looking forward to a well-earned retirement and selling the farm. Les also enjoyed his neighbours and Friends and always lent a hand wherever he could.
Les was admitted to Markdale Hospital December 14 where he suffered from heart complications, a stroke and passed away suddenly Monday, December 19 from a massive heart attack.
A complete funeral service was held Thursday December 22 at 1 p.m. at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, officiated by Pastor Earl MARSHALL of Orangeville Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Al VARDY of Dundalk Wesleyan. Two special songs were sung by his brothers-in-law, Allan BAKER and Charlie JACKSON, accompanied by Audrey OLDFIELD. Heartfelt eulogies were shared by son-in-law, Bob VAN BLITTERSWYK and David KENNEDY. Pallbearers were family and Friends, Andrew and Robert HOOD, Gord GROSS, Jim ELLIS, Mark NICHOLLS and Phillip BANNON. Honorary pallbearers were close Friends and neighbours Doug NICHOLLS, Bill STOCKS, Norman ACHESON, Rick GORETSKY, Doug RODGERS, Morley JANES, Vernon ATKINSON, Glenn SCOTT, Don CAMERON and Calvin BAILIE. His five younger grandchildren were flowerbearers. Spring internment will be at Bethel Cemetery.
Les' legacy as shared at his funeral is defined by "Family" being important, "Faith"; steadfast and sure, "Fun"; put it in daily living and "Friends"; lend a hand And make a friend. Too know Dad was to love him and we; miss him greatly!
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ATKINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-14 published
KEITH, Donald Allison
Passed away at the Bruce-Grey Health Services, Walkerton on Friday, January 13th, 2006, at the age of 69 years. Don KEITH of Paisley, dear friend of Louise CLARK, husband of the late Sharon ATKINSON, father of Cindy and her husband Ken BESTWARD of Southampton, Popa of Tyler and Trevor BESTWARD. Don is survived by his sister Marie COOPER of Kincardine, by his mother-in-law Isma ATKINSON of McVeen Lodge in Hanover, and by his sister-in-law Mary Pat ATKINSON of Durham. He is predeceased by his brother Cecil, and by one brother in infancy. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Funeral Home, Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen Street South, Paisley from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15th. Funeral service will be conducted in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Queen Street, Paisley, on Monday at 11: 00 a.m., with the Reverend Shelley BUTTERFIELD- KOCIS officiating. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295, or the Walkerton and District Health Services Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-28 published
KING, Lenore
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Thursday evening October 26, 2006. The former Lenore NUTTALL of Allenford formerly of Shallow Lake in her 68th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank KING. Loving mother of Judy (Ray) NICKASON of Allenford, Wayne (Jindra) of Oliphant and Debbie McMILLAN of Shallow Lake. Lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren and two great-grand_sons and son-in-law Kelvin McMILLAN. Dear sister of Margaret LEIGHTON of Vancouver, Les (Muriel) NUTTALL, Mima (MAC) McGILLIVRAY and Alexina (Mike) ATKINSON and Orland NUTTALL all of Port Elgin, Wally NUTTALL of Hillsburg, Bud (Leona) NUTTALL of Owen Sound, Shirley (Carman) SWEIGER of Chesley, Marlene (Harvey) DAVIDSON of Walkerton and Don (Eleanor) NUTTALL of Clavering. Dear niece of Florence SEAMAN of Owen Sound. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Shallow Lake Community Church Sunday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Roy COWIESON officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Lenore by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
WINLAW, Louise
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, December 31, 2005, Louise WINLAW, of Ingersoll, in her 77th year. Daughter of the late Elmer and Muriel WINLAW. Dear mother of Bob COLLINS (Judy) of Ingersoll and Catherine SCHELL (Andrew) of Sweaburg. Dear grandmother of Robbie COLLINS of Ingersoll. Sister-in-law of Jean WINLAW of Saint Thomas. Neighbour and friend of Linda WARD of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one sister Catherine ADAM/ADAMS and one brother Currie WINLAW. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
BEEMER, Donna Jean (ROBINSON)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, January 6, 2006, Donna Jean (ROBINSON) BEEMER, of Ingersoll, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Frank BEEMER for 53 years. Dear mother of Terry and Kathy BEEMER of Ingersoll and their daughter Terri ALAINA and fiancé Shawn ROBILLARD; Karen and Mitch KIRBY of Foldens and sons Max and friend Jen, Steve and friend Tara and Paul Ralph and Jill BEEMER and their son Edward of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one son Robbie (1967.) Also survived by sister Dorothy POOLE and brother Bob and his wife Pat ROBINSON all of Woodstock. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll (519-425-1600) on Tuesday, January 10, 2006. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-08 published
FRASER, G. Hadden " Had"
Of R.R.#4 Embro (a dedicated and faithful employee of Cold Springs Farm, Thamesford for many years) passed away at Tex San Heart Hospital, San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, after a courageous struggle with Heart Disease, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Irene (HOARE.) Dear father of Lynda and Mark STATLER and Jill and Jerry CHUBERT all of New Braunfels, Texas and Grant and Neeta FRASER of Alpine, Utah. Also loved by 9 grandchildren Bobby, Amy and Alec Hadden STATLER, Lara, Nisa, Maya and Gavin Hadden FRASER, and Meagan and Nicki CHUBERT. Brother of Bruce and Thelma FRASER of Alliston and Moran and Marilyn FRASER of R.R.#4 Embro. Also sadly missed by 2 special pet dogs, his Rottweiler "Molly" and his special mutt "Doodle". Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 3 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation with Interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Oxford County Humane Society.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-19 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Ralph Gordon
Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Ralph Gordon ADAM/ADAMS, of Ingersoll, in his 87th year. Survived by his beloved wife Ruth (BERDAN) ADAM/ADAMS, his son Gordon and his wife Pat of Ingersoll, and his daughters Bonita MAGILL and her husband Bob of London, and Donna McGINNIS and her husband Jerry of Ingersoll and son-in-law Steven HOLBROOK of Elkford, British Columbia. Much loved Grandpa of Karen and Byron STOYLES of Montreal, Kathy ADAM/ADAMS and Chris SPENCER of Mansfield, Lisa MAGILL and Rex HARVEY of Toronto, Laura MAGILL of London, Eric HOLBROOK and Jen BYWAY of Thamesford, Adam HOLBROOK of Alberta, Justin and Brian McGINNIS of Ingersoll, and great-grandpa of Lauren and Kaelyn STOYLES of Montreal. Also survived by his sister Shirley TREVORS and her husband Cerry and his brother Don and his wife Marjorie all of London, his sister-in-law Isabelle BERDAN of Simcoe and by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Ethel (GEORGE) ADAM/ADAMS of Putnam, his cherished daughter Diana HOLBROOK of Elkford, British Columbia, his brothers Russell and Ross, and his sister Dorothy KEYES all of London. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario Chapter), St. Paul's Presbyterian Church or charity of your choice would appreciated by the family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-24 published
STINSON, Elsie Myrtle (née BROWN)
Age 89 of Chatham formerly of R.R.#1 Pain Court passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus. She was born in Regina, Saskatchewan daughter of the late George and Myrtle (ATKINSON) BROWN. Surviving is her son Ronald and Linda STINSON of London; two grandchildren: Tammy & Dr. Steven FREY of Penetanguishene, Tracy and Drago REPAS of London; five great grandchildren: Erin, Holly and Brent FREY, Cody and Ella REPAS; a sister Norma STRANGWAY of Sarnia; a sister-in-law Moneta CRUICKSHANK of Cambridge; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Garland J. STINSON in 1988, a sister Doris NORTH and a sister-in-law Lela STINSON. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Heather SCOTT of Victoria Ave. United Church, Chatham officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Victoria Ave. United Church.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
NORRIS, Eileen Ethel (COOK)
Suddenly at Barrie on Sunday, February 5th, 2006, Eileen (COOK) NORRIS in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred NORRIS of Barrie. Dear mother of Bill NORRIS and his wife Sheila of London, Erryle GEORGE and her husband Tom of Barrie and Fredda FRENCH and her husband Roger of Barrie. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth CARANCI, Bill NORRIS Jr. and his wife Mavel, Trevor GEORGE and his wife Nathalie, Tara GEORGE and her husband Chris ATKINSON, Kris FRENCH and his wife Melissa and Kimberlee McGOWAN and her husband Micah and nine great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Douglas COOK of Burlington and the late Norman COOK. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie on Friday, February 17th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-09 published
ATKINSON, Mary Lorena
In loving memory of a dear daughter and sister, Mary Lorena who passed away March 9th, 2003.
If roses grow in heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my daughter's arms
And tell her they're from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for awhile.
Remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
But there's an ache within my heart
That will never go away.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Mom and family

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
SMOUT, Marvin Stanley, M.D., (F.R.C.P.C)
March 11, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre University Campus, London, Ontario in his 77th year. Dear husband of Anne Doreen (ATKINSON) and father of Ellen, Jennifer (Gregg BARRETT) and Laura GEDIES (Paul.) Doctor SMOUT was born in Saint Thomas, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his M.D. Degree. He continued with post graduate medical education at University of Western Ontario and later at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) where he commenced his academic career as an instructor in pathology. In 1959, Doctor SMOUT began his 31 year career at Victoria Hospital, 25 years as Chief of Anatomic Pathology. An active faculty member at University of Western Ontario, he taught pathology to over 2,400 students in 30 consecutive medical school classes. He was selected as Honorary Class President several times and in 1973 was the recipient of the "Class of '62 Award" as the teacher who has contributed in an outstanding manner to the graduating class. Doctor SMOUT was a role model for many residents and a generation of practicing pathologists. He was an examiner in Surgery for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and an enthusiastic researcher and author and contributed to numerous professional organizations including the Ontario Association of Pathologists, and as an Ontario Delegate to the College of American Pathologists. Upon his retirement in 1991, Doctor SMOUT was awarded the designation of Professor Emeritus by University of Western Ontario and received a life membership in the Ontario Medical Association. Doctor SMOUT's interest in natural history began in 1942 when he joined the Saint Thomas-Elgin Field Naturalists' Club. This led him to appointments to the Point Pelee National Park Rare Bird Records Committee, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and the Fanshawe Pioneer Village. His love and enthusiasm for bird watching inspired contributions to "Birders' Journal" and "American Birds" and photographs published in the "Globe and Mail." Doctor SMOUT's interest in history led to his role as Chair of the Archives Committee of Victoria Hospital from 1973-1990. He coordinated the publication of "Growing to Serve, the History of the First One Hundred Years of Victoria Hospital." In his retirement, Doctor SMOUT served on the Boards of the London Community Foundation and the London Health Sciences Foundation. His demonstrated standard of professionalism and his dedication to family, career and community will be remembered. The family will receive Friends from 12: 00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London. Arrangements entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 1-877-227-4211. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Donations may be made to the Marvin S. Smout Endowment Fund c/o the London Community Foundation for the purpose of funding the Marvin S. Smout Resident Research Award (M.S.S. Fund) at the London Health Sciences Centre or to the London Health Sciences Foundation.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Ula G.
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, Ula G. (VICKERS) WHITE/WHYTE, of Salford, in her 98th year. Wife of the late Leslie WHITE/WHYTE (2000.) Dear mother of Jeanette and her husband Jack BARKER of R.R.#2, Ingersoll and Jim and his wife Mary of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of John BARKER and his wife Linda of R.R.#2, Ingersoll, Brad BARKER and his friend Wendy of Ingersoll, Colleen BARKER and her friend Don RITCHIE of Embro, Tom BARKER and his wife Val of Salford, Connie RADFORD and her friend Kip WATSON of Ingersoll and Kevin WHITE/WHYTE and his wife Erin of Ingersoll. Dear friend of Barbara HOOPER of Salford. Also survived by nine great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Hazel CLARK of Montreal, Violet BARKER of Belmont, Gladys ANDERSON of Belmont and Joy KOLPAN of London. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation two hours prior to service time. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-31 published
TURNER, James Scott
The family of James Scott TURNER, of Woodstock, in his 42nd year, advise that their dear friend and family member passed away at his home on March 29, 2006. Fondly remembered by his mother Barbara (Patience) ATKINSON, brother, sisters and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Wilson TURNER (1977.) Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 12 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
ADDEMAN, Laird Ross
Of Chatham, in his 81st year, passed away at London Health Science Centre on Wednesday March 29, 2006. Dearly loved by his daughter Beverly of Chatham, his son Kenneth and wife Rhonda of London, his grandchildren Tawnia and her husband Dave ATKINSON, Mark MIFFLIN and his wife Corrinna, Kevin, Kelly and Bryan ADDEMAN. He will be missed by his great grandchildren Serenity, Nichol, Chelsi, Markus, Jake and Gracie. Predeceased by his wife and life partner of 53 years, Marion Elizabeth in 1999. Ken and Bev know he will be missed by the many Friends and co-workers from his 36 years as Public Relations Officer and later General Manager of the Ontario Wheat Board. He was a proud veteran of World War 2 as a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving on a B24 Liberator squadron stationed in India. Still an acting Past President of Chatham Branch 28 Legion-Royal Canadian Air Force Wing 411, and will be missed by close friend John BURGESS and all his Wing colleagues who enjoyed reading his regular newsletters and were thankful for his tireless dedication to their group. To those who came to know and love Ross as a friend and neighbour, who shared in his creative talents and welcomed the chance to visit with him daily, Ken and Bev will be forever grateful. You gave our father great purpose and happiness in his last years. A service was held for the immediate family at the McKinlay Funeral Home on Saturday April 1, 2006 and we wish to thank Reverend George ALLAN of Sprucedale United Church for his kind words. For expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
LEVY, Nellie (née ATKINSON)
Peacefully at her residence the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Nellie (ATKINSON) LEVY age 95 years a lifelong resident of Blanshard Ward. She was predeceased by her husband Robert LEVY in 1977. Dear mother of Muriel and Till HARTMAN of Shakespeare and Grace and Bill CARDUCCI of Boca Rotan, Florida. Proud grandmother of Debbie and Marc SHICKLUNA of London, Patti HARTMAN of Stratford, Julie and Brian COPPING of Saint Marys and Chris and Eva BLACK of Florida and great grandmother of Mitchell SHICKLUNA, Phillip and Megan BLACK. Dear sister-in-law of Ruby BICKELL of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Charles ATKINSON and the former Ettie LANE, a son-in-law Phillip BLACK, a sister Velma DUNCAN and her husband Gordon, a brother Goldwin ATKINSON, brothers and sisters-in-law Archie and Kathleen LEVY, Walter and Eleanor LEVY and William BICKELL. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkton Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Saint Marys Museum (Building Fund), Kirkton United Church or the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
Cop shot dead in Windsor
Two 18-year-olds are arrested after gunfire is exchanged in a Mac's Milk parking lot.
By Canadian Press, Sat., May 6, 2006
Windsor -- Residents here were stunned yesterday after witnessing a daylight shootout in a residential neighbourhood that ended with a veteran plainclothes police officer lying dead on a sidewalk and two teens in custody.
The victim was 37-year-old Const. John ATKINSON, a 14-year veteran of the force and a father of a six-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son.
ATKINSON was on duty when he spotted some suspicious men at a Mac's Milk convenience store and went into action, said Windsor Police Chief Glenn STANNARD.
He was struck by a bullet, but was able to return fire before the suspects ran off. Police later arrested two 18-year-old Windsor men. They have not yet been charged.
STANNARD said the community and police are outraged by the shooting, which is like nothing they'd seen before.
"Although we have had in our history three officers killed as a result of car accidents, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first officer in the history of more than 120 years of the Windsor Police Service that an officer has been murdered," he said.
One of ATKINSON's close Friends informed his wife of the shooting, which happened shortly after 2 p.m.
STANNARD, Windsor Mayor Eddie FRANCIS and other members of the police force visited the officer's family.
"What do you say?" STANNARD said about speaking with ATKINSON's wife and two young children. "You do what your heart leads you with. It's a tragic thing. You share tears and you share hugs.
"The policing community, for those who don't know, is a very close-knit community and police officers were there and they'll share their times with the family."
The shooting unfolded before many witnesses, who were shocked by what they saw.
The owner of the Mac's Milk declined to comment on the shooting, saying she was worried for her life.
A store employee identified as Emma said she saw the two men in the parking lot when suddenly she heard gunfire.
"We heard gunshots and a guy was bleeding from his mouth, and then we were told he was a policeman," she said.
Dennis ROCHON said he was sitting on his balcony in a nearby apartment building when he heard three loud shots, which he first thought was a car backfiring. He went outside to investigate and saw the victim covered in blood and lying on the sidewalk.
"There was no movement," he said. "There was blood all over the place. It looked like he got shot in the throat and the side of the chest. You could tell he was dead."
A man, who identified himself only as Terry, said after the shooting, the victim stumbled for three or four metres before collapsing.
"He tried to get up and he fell again."
Lloyd MENARD, who was in the store at the time, said onlookers couldn't believe their eyes or their ears.
"At first, a couple of people thought they were just like poppers on the ground, but no, it was actually gunfire," he said. "My truck's got blood all over it, so those kids must have shot him right there."
One local resident said people in the city will likely be shaken up as they are not used to gun violence, despite their proximity to the United States.
"This is very rare indeed for Windsor," said Patty HANDYSIDES of Windsor radio station CKLW. " Even though we are right across the river from Detroit, gun crime is low in Windsor, and certainly death by gun is very, very rare."
At least eight elementary schools and one high school in the area were initially locked down in the shooting's aftermath, keeping as many as 3,400 students indoors. A nearby day-care centre was also put under lockdown.
By 5 p.m., all students were allowed to leave, although they were told not to walk home alone or stop and play, said Supt. Steve SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of the Greater Essex County District school board.
Nearby residents were also advised to remain in their homes.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGUINTY released a statement last night in praise of ATKINSON and the work of all police officers.
"The loss of one of our officers is a tragedy for all of us. I don't know that there are words strong or eloquent enough to capture the courage it takes to put one's self in harm's way, in order to keep others safe," he said.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-11 published
GOBLE, Grant
Of Aylmer, formerly of Avon in his 88th year died peacefully at Chateau Gardens on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. Beloved husband of Donna (SMITH) GOBLE and the late Beatrice (GODBY) GOBLE (1997.) Dear father of Linda ATKINSON and husband Carlyle of Markham, Dave GOBLE and wife Rosemary of Aylmer, Don "Glen" GOBLE and wife Marilyn of Ottawa, Ken "Ted" GOBLE and wife Lynda of Woodslee and Elaine ROZON and husband Denis of Orleans and step-father Donald RUSSELL and wife Micheline of London, Ann JAKUBIV of Winnipeg and Kenneth RUSSELL of Aylmer. Also survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother Carman GOBLE (1994). Born in Avon on July 6, 1918, son of the late Harvey and Rosetta (CLEMENT) GOBLE. He was a retired farmer and a member of Avon-Crampton United Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-14 published
BONIFACE, Robert " Bob"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, surrounded by his family, on Friday, May 12, 2006, Robert (Bob) BONIFACE, of Ingersoll, in his 86th year. Husband of the late Pearl (HUTCHESON) BONIFACE (2003.) Dear father of Carol SMITH- GEE and husband John GEE of Ingersoll, Ken and wife Janice ALYEA of Woodstock and Mary and husband Peter MacLACHLAN of Saint Thomas. Loving grandfather of Vicki, Andy, Shannon, Amy, Stacey and Kent. Dear great grandfather of Nicole, Felicia, Justin, Michelle, Zachary and Joshua. Great-great-grandfather of Brooklyn. Brother-in-law of Dorris HUTCHESON, Kay HUTCHESON and Peg BONIFACE all of Ingersoll and Charles HUTCHESON and wife Betty of R.R.#3, Ingersoll. Predeceased by one brother Albert (Bert) BONIFACE (1997.) Mr. BONIFACE was an avid Ham Radio Operator (VE3 FVZ) and a longtime employee of Ingersoll Machine and Tool as a tool and die maker. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation at the church one hour prior to service time. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-25 published
CHARLES, Dan
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, Dan CHARLES, of Ingersoll in his 48th year. Husband of Jane (GILL) CHARLES. son of Charlotte ROCK of Ingersoll. Nephew of Marv and Laura MONETTE of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and Royal and Bob EMERSON of Herbert, Saskatchewan. Cousin of Shannon and Ben and family of Ooan River, British Columbia, Marcy of Vancouver, Fabiola and Laurent and family of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Darlene and family of Lethbridge, Alberta. Step-father of Ari LEPONIEMI and Lisa LEPONIEMI both of Toronto. Step-grandfather of Lauren and Rochelle. Brother-in-law of CHARLES and Maureen GILL of Kingston, Bernard GILL of Timmins, Jim and Claudia GILL of North Bay, Ron and Debbie GILL of North Bay, John GILL of London, Sue GILL of London and Katie and Kevin FIRTH of Peterborough. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday May 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-20 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Carl
Peacefully at Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll on Monday June 19, 2006. Carl ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Ingersoll in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Gertrude (VANSCHAIK) and dear father of Raymond and Dianne ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Fingal, Joanne and Fred LEWIS of Thamesford, Calvin and Janice ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Gobles and Cindy and Richard CHUTE of Woodstock. Also loved by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Dear Stepbrother of Hazel HARE of Toronto. Predeceased by 6 brothers and 1 sister. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Wednesday June 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Doctor Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation with interment later at Zion 7th line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
Young mom of two killed by lightning
By Ian ROBERTSON, Sun Media, Sat., July 22, 2006
Toronto -- Angela EXELL was hurrying to leave Wasaga Beach with her children and other relatives when a lighting bolt killed the young mother of two, says her grieving mom.
"It was just a family day at the beach," her mother, Brenda HAUCK, 47, said yesterday after leaving a Barrie funeral home, where arrangements were made for her daughter's funeral.
"It was a wonderful day, until that happened."
As the sky darkened over the popular Wasaga Beach Provincial Park beach early Thursday afternoon, the family began packing up.
On the beach with Angela, 26, were son David, 5, daughter Paige, almost 2, mother-in-law Judy SCHELL, brothers-in-law Ray and Darren EXELL, plus sister-in-law Shannon EXELL, 26, who was with her sister Belinda ATKINSON, 23.
Angela was in the open when she was struck down.
Const. Mark KINNEY was conducting an interview about the Wednesday drowning of Toronto teen Erfan TARAJ when he was alerted.
The officer rushed to the beach and tried to save the young woman, using cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, a colleague said. "He booked off work today… it was pretty traumatic."
In addition to killing Angela, Shannon and Belinda suffered minor injuries. The three women were taken to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Born, raised and schooled in Barrie, the victim was in the Brownies as a girl, and "loved to paint and draw," HAUCK said, her voice catching at the memories.
"She was very artistic," something her daughter was passing on to David and Paige, their grandmother said. "She did crafts with her kids all the time."
Though trained as a manicurist, HAUCK said her daughter in recent times "was a homemaker."
Angela and Michael EXELL, a roofer, married four years ago and moved into a home in Angus, a village near Canadian Forces Base Borden, northwest of Barrie.
"If you asked anyone, she was the most loving, beautiful young lady," her mom said. "She was out to save the world and loved to help people."
Michael and the children are staying with her and husband Ken.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
McCRACKEN, John
Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Monday, September 25, 2006, John McCRACKEN, of Ingersoll, in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Camilla (SUTHERLAND) McCRACKEN. Dear father of Scott of Calgary, Vanessa at home, John of London and Tina and her husband Chris McWEBB of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Sam and Shane McWEBB. Dear brother of Bob McCRACKEN and his wife Cheryl of Denver, Colorado and Joanne and her husband Wayne BARHAM of Ingersoll. Dear uncle of Sherri TURNER, Bobby McCRACKEN and Brenda McCRACKEN. Predeceased by Lillian (2001). Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donation to Juvenile Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-05 published
JARVIS, Vera Valentine (PAINTING)
Peacefully at Elmwood Place Retirement Community on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, Vera Valentine (PAINTING) JARVIS of London in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Charles JARVIS (1972.) Dear mother of Ted JARVIS and his wife Debbi of London. Dear sister of Ron PAINTING and his wife Marg and Gloria ATKINSON all of London. Loving grandmother of Ryan JARVIS; Mark JARVIS and his wife Jenise; and Andrew JARVIS and Meghan HAMILTON all of London. Also loved by her great-granddaughter Keira Reese JARVIS. Loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior (10: 00 to 11:00 a.m.) to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, October 6th, 2006 with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3R6 or to the Wesley-Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 91 Askin Street, London, Ontario N6C 1E7. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-11 published
PEARSON, John
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Monday, October 9, 2006, John PEARSON, formerly of Salford, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Wilma (DAVIS) PEARSON. Dear father of Stephen of London, Phillip and his wife Judy of Sweaburg, Walter and his wife Deb of Victoria, British Columbia, Jim of Thamesford, Dan and his wife Deb of Foldens and Donna and her husband Bill BROWNSCOMBE of Woodstock. Dear brother of Mabel PHILLIPS of Elora. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll, Thursday 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Doctor Lonnie ATKINSON of Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Saint Paul's Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-30 published
WURKER, Alex
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, October 27, 2006, Alex WURKER, of Ingersoll, in his 95th year. Served in World War 2 with the R.C.N.V.R. for 4½ years. Beloved husband of Dora (HAWKINS) WURKER. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by four sister Irene SODEN, Lilly VALLEE, Louise MEMMER and May HELMER and one brother Fred. Alex was well known in the community as he was a dairy farm equipment dealer for 27 years and spent a lot of his time traveling in the country. He enjoyed all sports and played hockey and baseball in his early years. After his retirement he became an avid gardener and enjoyed outdoor life. Complete Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON of Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alexandra Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
ATKINSON, Harry Wesley
In loving memory of a dear grandfather and great-grandfather, Harry Wesley ATKINSON, who passed away 25 years ago today.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday.
Always loved and remembered by Lynda, Susan, Shawn and families.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
CHRISTIANSON, Tilmon " Tim"
Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Maples Home for Seniors in Tavistock on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in his 93rd year. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Hazel TUFFIN of Ingersoll; his son, Jack (Sheila) CHRISTIANSON of Putnam his daughters, Karen (Bev) PREST of Centralia, Lianne (Jerry) LEFAIVE of Ingersoll; seven grandchildren, Kim (Ray) FARRUGIA of London, Tracy (Nik) GIZDIC of London, Rob CHRISTIANSON of London, Ron CHRISTIANSON of Toronto, Laurie (Paul) CHRISTIANSON of Ottawa, Michelle (Dennis) KIRK of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Ryan LEFAIVE of London; eight great-grandchildren, Nathan, Amberly and Alexander FARRUGIA, Morgan and Grayson GIZDIC of London, Annika KIRK of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan., Aidan and Emily ATKINSON of Ottawa; many nieces and nephews in Western Canada and cousins in Norway. He was predeceased by 9 siblings, Einar, Wilhelm, Willy, Hilma, Pauline, Art, Mabel, Jennie and Helen. There will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family Memorial Service will be held. Many thanks to Doctor Kenneth HOOK, nurses and aides at the Maples Home for Seniors for their love, care and compassion. Condolences or memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated and may be made by calling the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock at 1-519-655-2431.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-21 published
BEAUMONT, " Mary" Catherine (née POWELL)
82 years, peacefully, after a short illness on November 20th, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Frederick BEAUMONT (1974.) Sister of Margaret WINTEMUTE and husband Albert of Niagara Falls. Catherine is the loving mother of Anne COCHRANE and husband Stephen of Strathroy and Peter BEAUMONT and wife Kathy of London. Catherine will be missed by her grandchildren Allison COCHRANE, Karen (Tyler) STANFIELD, Lindsay (Carl) LINKER and Scott BEAUMONT. She also has 5 great-grandchildren, Anika and Aria ATKINSON, Riley and Christian STANFIELD and Owen LINKER. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Catherine was born in Barrie, Ontario but lived most of her adult life in London, Ontario. She worked at London Health Sciences Centre for 30 years, 15 in the Admission Department and 15 as a volunteer. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff on the A.C.E. and Palliative Care Units of Victoria for their wonderful care during Catherine's final journey. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Westview Funeral Chapel, (519) 641-1793 entrusted with arrangements.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-04 published
FRYER, Madeleine (MORRIS)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Friday, December 1, 2006, Madeleine (MORRIS) FRYER, of Ingersoll, in her 81st year. Wife of the late Harold FRYER (2005.) Dear mother of the late Doctor James FRYER (2003) and his wife Carol of Kanata and Dianne QUICK of Windsor. Beloved grandmother of Jennifer FRYER, Sharon FRYER and Jimmy QUICK. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by one brother Gordon MORRIS. Madeleine was a member of Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Ingersoll and Saint Paul's Guild. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment Harrington Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-06 published
HALL, Doris I. (EDGAR)
Peacefully after a courageous battle at London Health Sciences Centre- University Hospital on Monday, December 5th, 2006 Doris I. (EDGAR) HALL of London. Beloved wife of the late William Charles HALL. Dear mother of Kelee ATKINSON and her husband Robert of London. Predeceased by her brother Robert EDGAR and his wife Florence. Loving "Nana" to her cherished grandchildren Austin and Chenelle ATKINSON. Dear friend of Cheryl BRADBURY of Florida and "DoDo" to Brenda Lee HARRISON of Virginia Beach, North Carolina. Doris will be missed by all of her Friends at Riverside Retirement Residence, London. In keeping with Doris' wishes there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. A private family service will be held. Cremation to follow with a private family interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Base Line Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London 519-433-5184 entrusted with arrangements. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-21 published
PATON, Nelson David
Passed away October 11, 2006 in Brantford, Ontario at age 84. Nels was born August 15, 1922 in Big Valley, Alberta. He went to school in Alberta and joined the Air Force in 1941. He served to the end of the war then continued his career as a civil servant, first with the City of Saskatoon, then Revenue Canada which he affectionately referred to as "Dominion Cleaners". After many years in Saskatoon he relocated to Halifax in 1971, and then moved to London, Ontario in 1976 where he retired in 1983 to devote more time to his passions - Helen and golf. Nels and Helen (ATKINSON) were married in Saskatoon in 1942 and celebrated their 64th anniversary on August 1st. He is survived by Helen (Brantford), sons Barry (Paris, Ontario) and Greg (Auburn, Washington), four grandchildren, Geoff, Todd, Julie, Tony and five great-grandchildren.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-14 published
SMOUT, Marvin Stanley, M.D., (F.R.C.P.C)
March 11, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre University Campus, London, Ontario in his 77th year. Dear husband of Anne Doreen (ATKINSON) and father of Ellen, Jennifer (Gregg BARRETT) and Laura GEDIES (Paul.) Doctor SMOUT was born in Saint Thomas, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his M.D. Degree. He continued with post graduate medical education at University of Western Ontario and later at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) where he commenced his academic career as an instructor in pathology. In 1959, Doctor Smout began his 31 year career at Victoria Hospital, 25 years as Chief of Anatomic Pathology. An active faculty member at University of Western Ontario, he taught pathology to over 2,400 students in 30 consecutive medical school classes. He was selected as Honorary Class President several times and in 1973 was the recipient of the "Class of '62 Award" as the teacher who has contributed in an outstanding manner to the graduating class. Doctor Smout was a role model for many residents and a generation of practicing pathologists. He was an examiner in Surgery for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and an enthusiastic researcher and author and contributed to numerous professional organizations including the Ontario Association of Pathologists, and as an Ontario Delegate to the College of American Pathologists. Upon his retirement in 1991, Doctor Smout was awarded the designation of Professor Emeritus by University of Western Ontario and received a life membership in the Ontario Medical Association. Doctor Smout's interest in natural history began in 1942 when he joined the Saint Thomas-Elgin Field Naturalists' Club. This led him to appointments to the Point Pelee National Park Rare Bird Records Committee, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and the Fanshawe Pioneer Village. His love and enthusiasm for bird watching inspired contributions to "Birders' Journal" and "American Birds" and photographs published in the "Globe and Mail". Doctor Smout's interest in history led to his role as Chair of the Archives Committee of Victoria Hospital from 1973-1990. He coordinated the publication of "Growing to Serve, the History of the First One Hundred Years of Victoria Hospital". In his retirement, Doctor Smout served on the Boards of the London Community Foundation and the London Health Sciences Foundation. His demonstrated standard of professionalism and his dedication to family, career and community will be remembered. The family will receive Friends from 12: 00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London. Arrangements entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 1-877-227-4211. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Donations may be made to the Marvin S. Smout Endowment Fund c/o the London Community Foundation for the purpose of funding the Marvin S. Smout Resident Research Award (M.S.S. Fund) at the London Health Sciences Centre or to the London Health Sciences Foundation.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-16 published
HOPE, Victor George Humphrey
Peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, on Tuesday March 14, 2006 in his 94th year. Victor HOPE, beloved husband of Dorothy (née ATKINSON.) Dear brother of Iola Cook ATKINSON and Lloyd HOPE. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville, (Mississauga Road South of 401), on Thursday March 16, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday March 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
ATKINSON, John Lyle (January 31, 1932-March 20, 2006)
After a courageous battle with cancer, John died peacefully in the loving arms of his wife Bonnie, with his beloved dog Maggie at his side. John graduated from Lord Byng High School in Vancouver in 1950 and earned a B.Comm. Degree from University of British Columbia in 1955. He served as president of his fraternity Phi Delta Theta. John's business life began with Scott Paper Limited. He worked with Scott Paper for twelve years, ending in Toronto after initiating a national sales training program. John then joined the William Mara Company and latterly worked with two other firms in the wine and spirits industry, The Hudson's Bay Company and Meagher's Distillery, in sales and marketing management positions. A yearning to return to his native British Columbia lured him back to Vancouver where he spent his last business efforts as a licensed realtor. John lived an active and vital life. He was an avid sportsman in his youth and played rugby for the Vindex Club. He enjoyed curling, golf, badminton and bridge. John served as president of the Clarkson/Mississauga Rotary Club and secretary of the 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club. John leaves his loving wife Bonnie (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS) who he married in 1990. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dona Lois FLETCHER, who he married in 1955. Dona tragically passed away in 1976. John is survived by their children Sharon (Drew) and Matthew (Lori) and his sister Jean (Bill) POWER. John was proud grandfather to Jenny, Sandra, Carolyn, Connor, Caleigh, Katie, Michael, Kyle, Ryan and Dani. He was stepfather to Sandra (Glenn), Ken and Kevin. John's wish was to have Friends and family gather to remember his life with stories and laughter on April 9 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fireside Room at Chelsea Gardens, 13888-70 Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to a cancer charity in John's memory.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
ATKINSON, Douglas Richard
Passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 25th, 2006. Loving husband of Janet. Loving father of Jeff (Barb), John, Ross (Karen), and Stuart (Colette). Beloved grandfather of Joshua, Joseph, Alexandra, Grace, Sarah, Meghan, Cassidy, Tyler, and Kyle. A Memorial Service will be held in the Mundell Funeral Home Chapel, 79 West St. N., Orillia (705) 325-2231 on Wednesday, March 29th at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-19 published
ATKINSON, Brian "B.A."
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Brian at home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006 at the age of 39. Beloved husband of Eva. Loving and devoted father of Dylan and Luke. Adored son of Tom and Annette. Dear brother of Glen (Karen) and Adam (Julie). Brian will be lovingly remembered by the Hajduk family, Ludwik, Elizabeth, Jack, and Miriam. Cherished uncle of Jamie ATKINSON. Loving nephew of Yvonne and Brian BUCKINGHAM and Sandy and Ron ATKINSON. Our friend Brian worked extremely hard and as reward enjoyed his playtime. In the winter you could find him snowboarding or playing hockey and in the summer at the cottage with family and Friends. At the cottage he was golfing, strumming his guitar or touring the lake on a jet-ski. Brian's generosity was not just witnessed by those close to him; he traveled the world and made Friends at every stop. Those fortunate enough to have known him will never forget. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, 11 Peter St. S., Mississauga (Lakeshore and Mississauga Rd) on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Springcreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund for the children would be appreciated. Make cheques payable to: Basman Smith LLP in Trust Attn: ATKINSON Children.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
Constable shot to death in Windsor, 2 arrested
By Oliver MOORE, Page A2
An undercover police officer was slain yesterday in an exchange of gunfire outside a convenience store in Windsor, Ontario
Senior Constable John ATKINSON, a married father of two, is believed to be the first officer shot dead on duty in the history of the Windsor police force.
Two 18-year-old men were arrested after a short but intense search.
"This is a man who obviously did the right thing at the right time and he paid for it," Windsor Police Chief Glenn STANNARD said at a news conference with the mayor. "There's no question our community is outraged." The shooting occurred shortly after 2 p.m. and resulted in immediate protective measures at local schools. Students were allowed to leave about three hours later but were told to go straight home.
According to the results of the preliminary investigation, Constable ATKINSON, 37, became suspicious of a pair of young men. As he moved closer, officers said, one of these men produced a weapon and fired at him. He was hit once but managed to return fire before falling to the sidewalk, mortally wounded.
A witness told The Canadian Press that the constable stumbled for three or four metres before collapsing. "He tried to get up, and he fell again," said the man, who identified himself only as Terry.
Other witnesses: described confusion as people mistook the gunshots for firecrackers. Police and emergency crews flooded the scene and the slain officer was quickly covered with a blanket.
The two suspects fled but were arrested not far away, about 40 minutes later. They had not sustained any gunshot wounds, officers said. A firearm was recovered, though police said it was not known whether that was the weapon that killed Constable ATKINSON.
Before speaking publicly, the chief visited the constable's widow and their two children, aged 9 and 7.
"You share tears and you share hugs," he said, describing the scene at the ATKINSON home. "We put in place the supports we wished we never had to use."
Chief STANNARD -- who was joined at the family home by a close police friend of the slain constable, a minister and Mayor Eddie FRANCIS -- described Constable ATKINSON, a 14-year veteran, as a man passionate about policing.
"He loved this job," the chief said. At the evening news conference, Mr. FRANCIS reiterated the chief's outrage. "Today the entire city mourns the loss of a dedicated individual."
The shooting occurred only one day before an annual ceremony at Queen's Park commemorating police officers killed in the line of duty.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-08 published
Slain officer remembered as 'true-blue cop's cop'
Veteran plain clothes detective may have broken up drug deal before being shot
By Hayley MICK with a report from Canadian Press, Page A6
Toronto -- His colleagues say Constable John ATKINSON was a "true-blue cop's cop" who was on the job "24 hours a day."
That dedication helped him infiltrate organized crime, charm hardened criminals and propel him to a spot on Ontario's elite anti-terrorism squad.
Now, as the Windsor police force mourns the loss of this 14-year veteran, the question is whether Constable ATKINSON's willingness to go the extra mile may have played a role in his death.
Police say Constable ATKINSON, 37, was on duty Friday afternoon when he was fatally shot after confronting two people outside a convenience store. The father of two died in the parking lot, only blocks from his east-end Windsor home. Two 18-year-olds have been charged with first-degree murder.
Police say Constable ATKINSON suspected a drug deal was going on, and Windsor Police Chief Glenn STANNARD said yesterday that the officer would have been "duty bound" to investigate.
Breaking up petty drug deals was not a part of the job description for an officer who worked in street clothes and sometimes undercover. He had been working for the past two years to unearth terrorists with a provincial joint task force.
Yesterday, the force's honour guard joined thousands of Ontario police in Toronto for a service honouring fallen officers.
As they ate lunch after the service at Queen's Park, his colleagues described Constable ATKINSON as a "true brother" who lived for his family and his profession.
"He was a policeman 24 hours a day," said one constable who did not want to be named.
"You say 'police,' you say 'John,' " added another.
Constable ATKINSON grew up in Windsor and married his high-school sweetheart, Shelly. They bought the house next door to his parents and had two children: Mitchell, now 9, and Nicole, who turned 7 on Saturday.
He joined his hometown police force as a cadet in 1991, and earned a reputation as a hard-working cop who was especially adept at recovering stolen vehicles.
"There's people who go 120 miles an hour and there's people who go 40 miles an hour," said Chief STANNARD. "He worked all the time."
About six years ago, Constable ATKINSON became an undercover officer. His easy-going manner had proven valuable in getting criminals to talk.
"He was really good at cultivating that information," said Sergeant Mike LAPORT, president of the Windsor Police Association. "He could pretty well talk to anybody."
He was also "strong like an ox," said another officer, who said he often worked out with Constable ATKINSON, who was about six feet tall and weighed over 200 pounds. "He was a true-blue cop's cop," he added. "If you're in [trouble], you want him there."
About two years ago, Constable ATKINSON was assigned to the province's anti-terrorism section, a unit that includes municipal, provincial and federal officers. The job meant he often worked alone.
He showed up to work most days wearing jeans.
On Friday afternoon, just after 2 p.m., police say Constable ATKINSON pulled up to a gas station and convenience store. He was in plainclothes and filling up his unmarked vehicle with gas.
Police say he noticed two men involved in what appeared to be a drug deal.
"He came across something that was potentially a criminal offence and was duty bound to take some action, and he did," Chief STANNARD said.
Constable ATKINSON flashed his police badge, police say, and shortly after he was struck by a bullet. He was able to return fire before falling to the pavement.
Chief STANNARD said he did not know whether Constable ATKINSON knew the two teens charged in his death.
"I'm not going to question or second-guess whether he should have done this, or should have done that," Chief STANNARD said.
"He took some action -- whatever that may be. We'll sort through the rest of that in the investigation."
He said the officer was comfortable working alone, as he often did.
Constable ATKINSON, the first Windsor police officer ever killed on duty, will be buried with full police honours on Thursday. A public memorial service will be held Tuesday.
Charged with first-degree murder are Nikkolas BRENNAN and Coty DEFAUSSES, both 18. Mr. BRENNAN was also charged with possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. He also faces a weapons charge.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-12 published
ATKINSON, Archibald Hunt "Archie", "Tommy" (1910-2006)
Peacefully in his sleep on June 4th, 2006, at Ridgeview Home, Hamilton, Ontario, in his 96th year. Born Dorris, California, U.S.A., December 28, 1910. Barefoot farm boy in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Brilliant mathematician, freshman University of Oregon 1929, alumnus U.S. Naval Academy 1934 cum laude. First graduating class Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellowship 1935 (M.B.A.), Lt. Cmdr U.S.N. (ret.), navigator pocket carrier U.S.S. Bataan (Coral Sea, Iwo Jima, Tokyo Harbour etc). Proud citizen of both Canada and the U.S.A. Hamilton Engineering Institute Engineer of the Year, 1983. Predeceased in 1998 by the love of his life, Elizabeth Eleanor ATKINSON (née ILLSEY.) Survived by son Thomas Eugene (b.1944,) daughter-in-law Linda (née POWELL,) grand_son Tyler (b.1971); son William Illsey (b.1946), daughter-in-law Laura Jo GUNTER, grand_sons Rowan (b.1991) and Stuart (b.1995) former daughter-in-law Emmy VERDUN, grand_son Jeremy (b.1976) and granddaughter Laurel (b.1979). Innumerable Friends, colleagues, and professional acquaintances throughout the Hamilton area. Archie's greatness shone like a beacon. Husband, father, friend, philanthropist, scholar, speaker, thinker, inventor, carpenter, craftsman: There was no role he did not embellish. After World War 2 he moved to his wife's home city of Hamilton, where he spent half a century in distinguished service to his community and to his profession of civil engineering. Archie never rested. He designed and built his own house from the foundation up in 1952; consolidated a reputation for elegant and innovative structural design until his retirement at age 80 from the firm he founded and helped renovate the Rectory of the Anglican parish of Saint John's Ancaster in 1956-7. Archie's mind was amazingly wide-ranging. He developed the world's first composite deck, whose permanent steel formwork and built-in connectors made the floor's poured concrete topping not a dead load but an integral part of the structure. He paid for its testing at McMaster University, convinced a hidebound steel industry to accept it, and assigned its patents and all royalties from its sale to his beloved 'Mac.' Archie loved taking on the self-important. When Canadian building codes insisted that the only function of fire criteria was the protection of property, Archie questioned why a structure must stand for half a day after smoke had killed all its occupants. The result of his work is today's standard, which gives primacy to the protection of human life. Behind the public stage was a loving, good-humoured dad who imbued his sons with a fierce love of disciplined learning, not only in the sciences but also in the arts. His influence will go on. A Memorial Service and interment will take place at Saint_John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson Street West, Ancaster, on Thursday, June 15th at 1: 30 p.m. Reception after wards. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's House, 414 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario. L8L 2Y3 905-523-5546 www.marlattfuneralhomedundas.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-12 published
ARMOUR, Marion Eileen (née ATKINSON) (1920-2006)
Peacefully on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 at her home. Beloved wife of the late Eric Stewart ARMOUR, (1991.) She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Peter (Jayne) of Calgary, James Robert (Karen) of Ottawa, Garth (Craig) of Toronto and Lynn (Monty) of Ottawa as well as her best friend Jean HARRIS. Loving grandmother of Kate and Robert. Marion had a strong will to live, laugh, love and survive. A participant and contributor to life until the end, Marion will be remembered for her sense of humour, candour, irony and sweetness. We will always remember those fabulous blue eyes. Over her lifetime, Marion contributed significantly to her community and country through various charities and acts of kindness. Marion and Eric were Maritimers that established their home in Ontario, are past matron and patron of the Eastern Star and spent their retirement years at Sand Lake near Elgin, Ontario She was the proud mother of a military family with Eric retiring after 37 years in the Royal Canadian Army. This military tradition has been passed along to James, Karen and both grandchildren. Sincere thanks go to her caregivers and Friends at the Sandy Hill Retirement Residence and the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa. A celebration of Marion's life will be held Friday, July 14th, 2006 at Sandy Hill Retirement Residence, 353 Friel Street, Ottawa at 11 a.m. In Memoriam donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Kelly Funeral Home 613-235-6712

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
REDMAN, Geoffrey John " Humbug"
Member of the Clementi Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 313 G.R.C. Peacefully at St. Joseph's at Fleming on Sunday, January 1, 2006 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Jean ATKINSON. Loving father of Patricia and husband Brian LARKIN of Shelburne, Janet and husband Ron ANDREWS of Peterborough, and Susan and husband Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Woodbridge. Dear grandfather of Peter and Adele LARKIN, Michael and Barb LARKIN, Brandi, Brett and Christopher ANDREWS, and Jenna and Robyn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Dear great-grandfather of Redman LARKIN, Kody, Dalton, and Olivia LARKIN. Visitation at Duffus Funeral Home, Peterborough (705-745-4612) from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, followed by Funeral Service on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
ATKINSON, Michael Bruce " Ernie"
It is with deep sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Michael on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the age of 51. Beloved husband of Cheryl. Loving father of Mark ATKINSON and Chad MacDONALD. Loving son of Philip and Elma ATKINSON. Loving son-in-law of Shirley MacDONALD and the late Robert MacDONALD. Very special brother to Len, Dan and his wife Bari and Denise and husband Vert RAYNER. Brother-in-law to Martin MacDONALD and Peter and Sandi PULFORD. Uncle Mike will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, and many close Friends, and special Friends Tracy and Wayne HEATH. Private cremation. Visitation at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Thursday, January 5th from 3: 00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Memorial Service to be held Friday, January 6th at 3: 00 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home. Reception to follow at the Oakville Power Boat Club. If desired, expressions of sympathy made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
BRITTON, Daisy Sarah (née ATKINSON)
Her beautiful spirit went "home" on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at Christie Gardens in Toronto, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Sid H. BRITTON, and loving mother of Doreen WILLIAMS (Ken,) April BRITTON, Cheryl BRITTON (Don,) and the late Lynda HOITA. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Mark D. WILLIAMS (Carol,) Ruth HARVILLA (Steve,) and Sarah DECENT (Kevin,) as well as great-grandchildren Mark J.K. WILLIAMS, Greg and Lue HARVILLA. She was loved by all who knew her and an inspiration to family and Friends. Thank you to all the ministering angels who cared for her at Christie Gardens. You were like family. A Memeorial Service will be held at a later date at Willowdale United Church in Toronto. "She was a spiritual seeker."

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
BRITTON, Daisy Sarah (née ATKINSON)
Her beautiful spirit went "home" on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at Christie Gardens in Toronto, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Sid H. BRITTON, and loving mother of Doreen WILLIAMS (Ken,) April BRITTON, Cheryl BRITTON (Don,) and the late Lynda HOITA. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Mark D. WILLIAMS (Carol,) Ruth HARVILLA (Steve,) and Sarah DECENT (Kevin,) as well as great-grandchildren Mark J.K. WILLIAMS, Greg and Luc HARVILLA. She was loved by all who knew her and an inspiration to family and Friends. Thank you to all the ministering angels who cared for her at Christie Gardens. You were like family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Willowdale United Church in Toronto. "She was a spiritual seeker."

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-17 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Carol Patricia (née BAILEY)
Peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Malcolm L. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loving mother of Carol A. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Derrick ATKINSON), Malcolm O. (Tanis) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, and Adrian L. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Predeceased by her son Leon LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and her parents Flora and John BAILEY. Cherished grandmother of Jahrell, Rahshida, Vivian, and Josiah. Dear sister of Michael BAILEY, June THORNHILL, Nigel BAILEY, and Eleanor PIERRE. Predeceased by sisters Colleen BAILEY, and Pam BAILEY. Pat will be fondly remembered by her aunts Nellie BAILEY of England, Masie RUSSELL, Mabel GREAVES, Katherine BAILEY, Winnifred WEEKES, and Undine GIUSEPPI and their families of Barbados and Trinidad. Friends and family may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Saturday and Sunday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service Monday at St. Paul's L'Amoreaux at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
RANIERI, Philip Clarence
Peacefully on February 25th, 2006 in his 78th year. Dad will be reunited with his wife of 51 years, Louise, (predeceased December 3rd, 2005.) Loving Dad to Cindy RANIERI- ATKINSON, Philip, Brent, Lynn, and Laura SPINA. Sadly missed by his son-in-law Larry. He was a loving grandfather to his 9 grandchildren, Jennifer, William, Janessa, Taylor, Jade, Carley, Carson, Nicole and Michael. He will always be remembered by his siblings, Bill (Irene) and Catherine (Ed) and their children. Thanks to Dr. MAIDA and staff at Etobicoke General Hospital. A private service will take place Wednesday. Donations to Hill House Hospice.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
ARMSTRONG, Helen (née ATKINSON)
After a brief illness on March 7, 2006 at Centenary Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Sidney ARMSTRONG. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road (between Eglinton and St. Clair Ave. E.) on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
HOPE, Victor George Humphrey
Peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in his 94th year. Victor HOPE, beloved husband of Dorothy (née ATKINSON.) Dear brother of Iola Cook ATKINSON and Lloyd HOPE. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road, south of 401), on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
ATKINSON, Harvey
(Retired employee James Dick Construction, Bolton)
Suddenly at his home, Sandy Cove, on Sunday, March 19, 2006, Harvey ATKINSON, in his 79th year. Dear father of Deborah and Ralph GEROW, Penticton, British Columbia; Brenda and Ron BEAUVAIS, Innisfil; Vanda CARSON, Penticton; Donna ATKINSON, Toronto. Loving grandfather of Leah-Ann, Tracy and Brent; Amanda and Robert Chad, Samantha and Nicole. Cherished great-grandfather of Victoria, Matthew, James and Riley. Dear brother of Phyllis KERR, Wesley (deceased,) Evelyn LITTLETON, Violet (deceased) and Gordon TROYER, Risdon and Mildred ATKINSON, Roy and Serina ATKINSON. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Thursday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday morning, March 24 at 11 o'clock. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
ATKINSON, Herbert " Herbie" (April 8, 1926-April 2, 2006)
Immigrated from Northern Ireland in 1971, and retired from A.B.B. in April 1991. After a courageous struggle, Herbie died with his loving family by his side, at Faith Manor, Brampton. Beloved husband of Rose, for 57 years. Loving father of Stephen, father-in-law of Linda, and "papa" of Kieran and Caitlin. Herbie will be sadly missed by all his Friends here and back home. Funeral Service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Road, 2 lights south of Eglinton), 905-602-1580 on Wednesday, April 5 at 2 p.m. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a memorial donation to a charity of your choice. "Love's Last Gift - Remembrance"

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-18 published
ATKINSON, Brian "B.A."
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Brian at home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006 at the age of 39. Beloved husband of Eva. Loving and devoted father of Dylan and Luke. Adored son of Tom and Annette. Dear brother of Glen (Karen) and Adam (Julie). Brian will be lovingly remembered by the Hajduk family, Ludwik, Elizabeth, Jack, and Miriam. Cherished uncle of Jamie ATKINSON. Loving nephew of Yvonne and Brian BUCKINGHAM and Sandy and Ron ATKINSON. Our friend Brian worked extremely hard and as reward enjoyed his playtime. In the winter you could find him snowboarding or playing hockey and in the summer at the cottage with family and Friends. At the cottage he was golfing, strumming his guitar or touring the lake on a jet-ski. Brian's generosity was not just witnessed by those close to him; he travelled the world and made Friends at every stop. Those fortunate enough to have known him will never forget. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, 11 Peter St. S., Mississauga (Lakeshore and Mississauga Rd) on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Springcreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund for the children would be appreciated: Basman Smith LLP in Trust Attn: ATKINSON.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
NAYLOR, Harold William
Peacefully at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia, on Monday, April 24, 2006, in his 71st year, following a courageous 2 year battle. Dearly missed by loving wife of 46 years Carol, and his devoted children Lori (Allen MULHALL,) and Scott (Karen.) Harold will be sadly missed by loving mother-in-law Violet ATKINSON, sister Ena, brother Roy, and his extended family Donna and Brian SHANLEY, Diane WHITE/WHYTE, Joanne and John MARSH and many nieces and nephews. Born in Toronto, he lived there until retiring to Orillia in 1994 after 33 years with Bell Canada. Harold was a friend to all. A beloved softball and hockey coach/convener, Harold could be frequently found outdoors, gardening or walking with one of his beloved dogs. An avid snowbird, he wintered in Florida with his Bell Friends since the late 1980's, happily barefoot as often as possible. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the dedicated health care professionals at Soldiers' Memorial and Royal Victoria Hospitals. Friends and relatives may call at Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West Street North, Orillia 705-325-2231 on Wednesday, April 26th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, April 27th at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation are gratefully appreciated.

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ATKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-05-06 published
Officer shot dead, 2 teens in custody
By Peter EDWARDS in Windsor Nicolaas VAN RIJN in Toronto with files from Scott ROBERTS, Camille ROSS and Canadian Press, Page A1
A Windsor police officer who "couldn't wait to go to work" was shot dead yesterday afternoon while coming to the aid of a harassed family operating a Mac's Milk convenience store in a residential section of the border city.
Two 18-year-old male suspects are in custody and a gun has been seized, Windsor police Insp. Greg RENAUD told a news conference last night.
Const. John ATKINSON, 37, the father of two young children, is believed to be the first officer in the more than 120-year history of the Windsor force to be killed on duty, said Windsor police Chief Glenn STANNARD, who noted three other officers have died in car accidents.
As word of the 14-year police veteran's death rippled across the border city, the shock was palpable.
"Today the entire city mourns the loss of a dedicated individual, a committed individual who put service above self," said Windsor Mayor Eddie FRANCIS.
Police said the incident, at 2: 05 p.m. in a parking lot near Seminole St. and Pillette Rd., in a residential neighbourhood about half a dozen blocks south of the Detroit River, began when ATKINSON approached two men.
According to local residents, ATKINSON, who lived in the neighbourhood, was responding to a call for help from the Middle Eastern family who operated the milk store. They'd complained of being harassed by "white kids," neighbours said; when they told ATKINSON about it he suggested they call him if it happened again.
They did, and he responded quickly to confront the two men, neighbours said, producing his badge and identification. That's when one of the two men allegedly pulled a gun and shot him.
STANNARD said ATKINSON "approached these individuals and during this time a firearm was produced and Const. ATKINSON was shot. Const. ATKINSON was struck by a bullet, but was able to return fire."
"The two suspects," STANNARD added, "were seen fleeing the area on foot after the shooting, leaving the officer lying on the sidewalk. And it is possible, when the suspects were fleeing, some items were discarded, such as clothing."
Two 18-year-old Windsor men -- uninjured -- were arrested shortly afterwards during a massive police search, and a firearm was recovered, but police won't say if the weapon was related to the shooting.
Investigators also wouldn't say how many times the officer, assigned to the provincial anti-terrorism section, was hit. But local residents said ATKINSON was hit at least twice, once in the throat and chest.
Dennis ROCHON was sitting on his balcony in a nearby apartment building when he heard three loud shots. Rushing outside, he found ATKINSON on the pavement.
"There was no movement," ROCHON said. "There was blood all over the place. It looked like he got shot in the throat and the side of the chest. You could tell he was dead."
Another man, identified only as Terry, said he saw ATKINSON struggling, stumbling three or four metres before collapsing.
"He tried to get up, and he fell again," Terry said.
Lloyd MENARD, in the store at the time, thought he was hearing things when the gunfire broke out.
"At first, a couple of people thought they were just like poppers on the ground, but no, it was actually gunfire," he said. "My truck's got blood all over it, so those kids must have shot him right there."
After the two suspects were taken into custody, Special Weapons and Tactics teams scoured the neighbourhood for a possible third participant in the shooting, but police later said there may only have been the two suspects.
ATKINSON, a senior constable who started with the force as a cadet, was known as a "good cop," STANNARD said.
The chief, FRANCIS, a chaplain and several of ATKINSON's on-the-force Friends visited the slain officer's wife, Shelley, and his children yesterday afternoon in an effort to console the family. ATKINSON's daughter Nicole turned 7 this week; his son Mitchell is 9.
During the family visit, STANNARD said, tears flowed freely.
"You do what your heart leads you with," STANNARD told reporters last night when asked about the visit.
"It's a tragic thing, and I think the best I can do is say you share tears, and you share hugs."
STANNARD said he and the Windsor police honour guard will be in Toronto, as planned, for the annual memorial ceremony of remembrance at the Ontario Police Memorial tomorrow at 10: 45 a.m. The memorial, at Grosvenor St. and Queen's Park Circle E., commemorates Ontario police officers slain on duty.
"Our honour guard and I will be attending… obviously with heavy hearts," the chief said.

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