BEDARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-08 published
BUMSTEAD, Luella
The family of the late Luella BUMSTEAD wish to extend their sincere thanks for your kindness and prayers in the sudden passing of their Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. Our sincere appreciation to Reverend Stephen BEDARD for officiating the service, Gardiner-Wilson funeral home for their guidance, and the First Baptist Church ladies for the luncheon. Our deepest gratitude to the staff of the Meaford General Hospital for their excellent care and understanding. Our thanks to those who visited, called, sent flowers, food, cards or donations. Your continued support and prayers are appreciated. Sincerely,
The BUMSTEAD Family.
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BEDARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-19 published
KNIGHT, Elgin Wesley
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Sunday, December 17th, 2006. Elgin Wesley KNIGHT, of R.R.#3, Owen Sound, in his 79th year. Dearly beloved husband of Laura KNIGHT (née FARLEY.) Loving father of Pauline KNIGHT, of Guelph and James KNIGHT and his wife, Sherri, of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Evan, Anya and Ethan. Dear brother of Eugene KNIGHT, of Owen Sound, Betty MURKETT and her husband, Charles, of Venice, Florida and Stephen KNIGHT and his wife, Heather, of Mississauga. Predeceased by his parents, Wesley and Wilma KNIGHT and infant granddaughter, Gabrielle. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Tuesday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Elgin KNIGHT will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Steve BEDARD officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Woodford Baptist Church or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-01-18 published
Orville Clifford ARMSTRONG
In memory of Orville Clifford ARMSTRONG who passed away at the Sault Area Hospital on Monday, January 9, 2006 at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Elva (née HICKS). Father of Bunny BEDARD (Chris), Brenda INGRAM (Frank), Jerry (Sherry), Janet, Hilton, Conine STONE (Brian FIGURES), all of Sault Sainte Marie, Bevy Ann Dubuis (Paul) of Thessalon, and Trevor (Penny) also of Sault Sainte Marie. son of the late Harold and Bertha (née Lewis) Armstrong. Brother of Joyce McDonald of Aurora, Ont., and Calvin (Barbara) of Hamilton. Predeceased by brothers Wilbert and Norton. Also predeceased by brother-in-laws Wm. Lawrence and James McDonald. Son-in-law to the late Elvin and Millicent Hicks. Brother-in-law to Vina Walker (late Calvert), the late Bert Hicks (Barbara) both of Thessalon, Lily Ritchie of Sault Sainte Marie, Joyce Spencer (late Lyman) of Terrace, BC, Gloria Marzetti (late Albert) of Sault Sainte Marie, Norma Discher (Jack) of Kelona, BC, Freda Strawbridge (Bill) of Guelph, Ontario. Edna West (late Mel) of Winnipeg, and Ervin (Iris) of Echo Bay. Orville was a grandfather of 12, and great grandfather of 10. He was uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family and Friends attended a Memorial Service at the Northwood Funeral Home, Sault Sainte Marie on Thursday, January 12, 2006 (his 76th Birthday). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery in the spring. Many thanks to the 4th floor Oncology staff at the Sault Area Hospital for their excellent care.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-01 published
LEIGH, Suzanne Marie (née CHARBONNEAU)
Passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, January 28, 2006, in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Fred LEIGH for 21 years. Dear sister of David NIXON of Ottawa and predeceased by Rene BEDARD. Suzanne will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and their families. Cremation has taken place. Interment of Cremation at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
RATCLIFFE, William " Burns"
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, on Monday, February 27, 2006, William "Burns" RATCLIFFE of London, Ontario, in his 89th year. Burns is the beloved husband of Anna (NEEDHAM,) his wife of 62 years, his children Bill (Dianne) RATCLIFFE of Toronto, Patty (Phil) LAPORTE of Zurich, Sheila (Richard) BYERS of Edmonton, Laura (Lauch) HARRISON of Hamilton, Helen (Gord) OLMSTEAD of London, Paul (Cathy) RATCLIFFE of Glencoe, his grandchildren Will and Emma RATCLIFFE, Jacqui (Brad) FORBES, Jody (Tanya) BEDARD, Michael (Gillian) and Matthew LAPORTE, Janice and Ian HARRISON, Craig OLMSTEAD, Jennifer RATCLIFFE (Ted THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) and Richard RATCLIFFE as well as great-grandchildren Logan, Ryan and Luke FORBES. He will also be missed by his brother Jim RATCLIFFE of Niagara Falls, and sister-in-law Dorothy RATCLIFFE of Exeter along with many nieces and nephews. Burns was predeceased by his brother Grant RATCLIFFE and sister-in-law Jane RATCLIFFE. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. A private family memorial will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation-Palliative Care Unit or to the charity of your choice.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
MITCHELL, Christina (DEWAN)
"Mom, the tears we cried fell to rest on your Angel's wings and our joy for Heaven's gain".
The family of the late Christina MITCHELL would like to extend our sincere gratitude to family, Friends and neighbours for their love and support. A special thanks to 3rd floor Extendicare London for the love and care Mom received these last five years as part of their family. Thank you for the floral tributes, memorial donations and sympathy cards. Thank you to O'Neil Funeral Home for their support and guidance. Also, thank you to Father Matthew BEDARD of Saint Michael's Church for his kind prayers and support, also to the Catholic Women's League for their Honour Guard and lovely luncheon during our time of sharing and remembrance after the Mass. Mom's life has touched the lives of many people. Sincerely, the Mitchell Family.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-11 published
McQUILLEN, John
Suddenly, at his residence, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, Mr. John McQUILLEN, of London, passed away in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Theresa McQUILLEN (née CURRY,) for 33 years. Loving father of Michael and Melissa McQUILLEN and her fiancé Greg VANDERVEN. Dear brother of Lorraine STRUB and her husband Bryan of Bayfield. Predeceased by his parents Cecilia and Lawrence McQUILLEN and sister Catherine McQUILLEN. Fondly remembered by the Curry family. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (East of Highbury) on Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Parish, 515 Cheapside Street, on Friday at 10: 00 a.m. Father Matthew BEDARD officiating. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 6: 30 p.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cardiac Fitness Institude (c/o Dr. Patrick at Victoria Hospital) would be greatly appreciated.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
RICHER, Geraldine " Gert" (née HOULE)
A resident of Chatham, Geraldine "Gert" RICHER, died at Copper Terrace on Sunday May 14, 2006 at the age of 83. Born in Dover Township, daughter of the late Orville and Marguerite BEDARD) HOULE. Beloved wife of the late Harry RICHER (2004.) Loving mother of Donna TRAVIS of London, and Joy BRAND and her husband Paul of Chatham. Cherished grandmother of Jeff, Brad and his wife Trish, Ian, Katie, and great grandmother of Ashley. Dear sister of Gerrard HOULE of Chatham, Roger HOULE and his wife Rosabelle of Eberts, Maurice HOULE and his wife Bernice of Chatham, Theresa PERRY of Chatham, and the late Edmondine "Ed" CADOTTE (2005.) Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and Friends. Geraldine was a member of St. Ursula's Catholic Church and C.W.L. A special thank-you is extended to the staff of Copper Terrace for their compassionate care. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers at the Funeral Home Tuesday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ursula's Catholic Church, 205 Tweedsmuir Avenue West, Chatham on Wednesday May 17, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to Chatham-Kent Women's Centre or Ontario Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals welcomed. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
DIGMAN, Gloria Ann
Peacefully on Friday, May 26th, 2006, after a long courageous battle post lung transplant, Gloria Ann DIGMAN of St. Albert, Alberta and formerly of Mount Brydges and Strathroy, in her 66th year. Predeceased by her loving husband John DIGMAN (2000.) Gloria will be sadly missed by her children, Jeffery of Font Hill and Lisa (STURDY) of St. Albert, Alberta, and by their spouses Michelle and Christopher. She leaves behind her most treasured possessions, her grandchildren Sydney, Madalyn, Mackenzie and Meghan. Gloria will be fondly remembered by her sister Rose (Leo) BEDARD of Montreal and by her sisters-in-law Patricia (Robert) REFF of Kentucky and Pauline DIGMAN of Montreal. A memorial service will be held at Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Saturday, July 8th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Father Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mount Brydges. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Transplant Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
CAZA, Jules
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, June 11, 2006. Jules CAZA, 72 years of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (née SAINT_DENIS) (1991.) Dear father of Annette and Jim MINER of Bright's Grove, Jo-Ann and Bob ACS of Manitoulin Island, Jean-Paul and Jacqueline CAZA of Chatham and the late Leo CAZA (1966.) Loving grandfather of Tina and Ian HUNTER, Chris and Rhonda HOLBROOK, James and Cassie ACS, Rob ACS, Jessica CAZA and Tom OSBORNE, Jodie, Joshua and Joselynn CAZA and the late Lori-Ann HOLBROOK and Aaron ACS. Dear great-grandfather of Shale and Jessie SALISBURY, Michael HUNTER, Amber HOLBROOK, Brandon VAN BOVIN and Aiden OSBORNE. Dear brother of Gertrude CONLEY, Luke, Archie, Remi and Edna CAZA and the late Julie COOMBS and Gilberta BEDARD. Visitors will be received at the New Life Assembly Church, Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia, on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. The service to celebrate the life of Jules CAZA will follow at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Terry BURNS officiating. Private interment of cremated remains to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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BÉDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-13 published
CUCKSEY, Gordon Everett
Peacefully surrounded by his children, on Sunday June 11, 2006. Gordon Everett CUCKSEY of R.R.#2 Lakeside in his 80th year. Dear friend of Marie LENART of Ingersoll. Loved father of Linda and Larry ELSON of Parkhill, Jeffrey CUCKSEY and his partner Luc BÉDARD of Ottawa, Ken and Brenda CUCKSEY of Wingham, Greg CUCKSEY of Tavistock and daughter-in-law Geraldine CUCKSEY of Hickson. Loving "Grandpa Gord" to Melinda, Chrystal, Jennifer, Bridget and Jonathan, and Becky and Michelle. Great-grandpa to Ethan and Noah. Also survived by one sister Marion HANDLEY of Saint Marys. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mabel CUCKSEY, sister Madeline MILLS and brother Ray CUCKSEY. He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was a member of The Huff and Puffs and the Dixie Land Singers and will be sadly missed by all. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas St. Thamesford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Chalmers United Church, Kintore on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 11 a.m. Rev. Janice AICKEN officiating. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations maybe given to Chalmers United Church or the charity of one's choice. A Masonic memorial service under the auspices of Doric-Corinthian Lodge #569 will be held Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-16 published
URCHYSHYN, Helen
Passed away at Trillium Villa on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Andrew URCHYSHYN (1990.) Loving mother of Dana HADLEY and her husband Claude. Dear grandmother to Andrew and Brian HADLEY, Babcia to Katherine Theresa. Loving sister of Josephine (Jo) MALARCHUK and her husband Fred, sister-in-law to Marie FRENKOWSKI. Also survived by niece Judy ELLSWORTH and husband Jerry, nephews Michael KILBREATH and wife Sandy, Mark KILBREATH and wife Diane, great nieces and nephews Erika ELLSWORTH, Joy BEDARD and husband Steve, Jim KILBREATH and Rene, Katlyn and Jacob KILBREATH. Great friend to Anne DACHNOWSKI and Kay GRIGORSKY. Predeceased by parents Mike and Sophie FRENKOWSKI, sister Natie KILBREATH and husband Don, brother Phil FRENKOWSKI, daughter JoAnne and son Philip. Helen and husband Andy were owners of the Motel Chalet for 30 years. Helen was a 60 year member of the Catholic Women's League. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church by Fr. Len DESJARDINS Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Helen URCHYSHYN in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 17th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-05 published
DIGMAN, Gloria Ann
Peacefully on Friday, May 26th, 2006, after a long courageous battle post lung transplant, Gloria Ann DIGMAN of St. Albert, Alberta and formerly of Mount Brydges and Strathroy, in her 66th year. Predeceased by her loving husband John DIGMAN (2000.) Gloria will be sadly missed by her children, Jeffery of Font Hill and Lisa (STURDY) of St. Albert, Alberta, and by their spouses Michelle and Christopher. She leaves behind her most treasured possessions, her grandchildren Sydney, Madalyn, Mackenzie and Meghan. Gloria will be fondly remembered by her sister Rose (Leo) BEDARD of Montreal and by her sisters-in-law Patricia (Robert) REFF of Kentucky and Pauline DIGMAN of Montreal. A memorial service will be held at Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Saturday, July 8th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Father Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mount Brydges. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Transplant Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-01 published
MacLACHLAN, Anna Matilda
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Centre on Friday, September 29th, 2006, Anna Matilda MacLACHLAN of Watford in her 91st year. Anna is predeceased by her husband Malcolm MacLACHLAN (1978.) Survived by her children Margaret HOLLINGSWORTH (Jim, 1974) of Watford, Mac (Elverta) MacLACHLAN of Watford and Bob (Sherie) MacLACHLAN of Watford. Anna is predeceased by son Douglas (1974). Anna will be missed by 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Anna is also survived by sisters-in-law Eleanor CARRUTHERS, Lois MacLACHLAN, Elaine RICHARDSON and Kay BENTON. Predeceased by brothers Tom CARROLL, George CARROLL, Reg CARROLL and Clayton CARROLL and sisters Mabel BEDARD and Peg MORGAN. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Sunday, October 1st, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 2nd at 2 p.m. with Pastor Fred DARKE officiating. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the Watford Quality Care Auxiliary or the Watford Medical Centre would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be left at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
BEDARD, Georgina (DROUILLARD)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, we sadly announce the passing of our wife, mother and grandmother. At Bluewater Health Norman Street Site, Sarnia on Friday, October 6, 2006. Devoted and loving wife to Alphonsus (Al) BEDARD for 56 years. Loved mother of Michael (Brenda) BEDARD, Robert (Darlene) BEDARD and Susan (Jamie) DILLON. Also loving grandmother of Danielle (Mark) ZIEGLER, Shawn (Noelle,) Tim (Kelly), Ian (Tanya), Tyler and Cole DILLON. Also survived by brothers Herman (Josephine) DROUILLARD of Windsor, Grace GIRARD of Windsor, Rita CANIE of Point Edward and Bernice LUCAS of Hamilton. Predeceased by her father Seraphim (Star) DROUILLARD, mother Cecile (LYNCH) DROUILLARD, and grand_son Brandon BEDARD. Georgina was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia on Monday, October 9, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be said on Sunday evening at 8: 30 p.m. at the funeral home. Sympathy through donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca Georgina will be greatly missed by all she loved and touched.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-13 published
WILSON, Mark Andrew
Serving his country in Afghanistan on Saturday, October 7, 2006 Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson dear husband of Dawn (SKELLITER) in his 40th year. Cherished father of Joshua and Benjamin. Beloved son of Carl and Carolyn (GELINAS) WILSON. Dear son-in-law of the late Shirley and the late Glenn SKELLITER of Killarney, Ontario. Beloved brother of Sean and his wife Erin WILSON, Scott and his wife Bev WILSON and their children Noah and Lucas, Andrea WILSON and her fiancee Ryan HAIGHT. Dear brother-in-law of Wendy (Myles) TYSON, Diane SKELLITER, Harris SKELLITER, Tom (Tamara) SKELLITER, Dave SKELLITER and their children. Dear nephew of Pete (Judy) SANDFORD (Mark's godparents,) Mary Fran (Ed) DAMAREN, Joe GELINAS, Bill (Kathy) GELINAS, Anne (John) O'NEILL, Gloria (Terry) FENN, Peter GELINAS, David (Marie) GELINAS, Tom (Patti) GELINAS, Leo (Cathy) GELINAS, Cathy BARDAWILL, Jane (Patrick) BEDARD, Brenda (Gary) KOEHLER, Beth RISI (Paul LOVETT.) Also survived by 41 cousins. Special long time friend of Jason (Zorka) GILHOOLY. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, on Saturday evening from 7-9 o'clock and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar Road, on Monday morning at 11 o'clock, celebrant Father Graham KEEP, con-celebrants Father John CORRIVEAU and Father Chris GILLESPIE. Private interment. In lieu of flowers donations to The Guild of The Royal Canadian Dragoons (www.dragoons.ca/Guild/donations) or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
WILSON, Mark Andrew
Serving his country in Afghanistan on Saturday, October 7, 2006 Trooper Mark Andrew WILSON dear husband of Dawn (SKELLITER) in his 40th year. Cherished father of Joshua and Benjamin. Beloved son of Carl and Carolyn (GELINAS) WILSON. Dear son-in-law of the late Shirley and the late Glenn SKELLITER of Killarney, Ontario. Beloved brother of Sean and his wife Erin WILSON, Scott and his wife Bev WILSON and their children Noah and Lucas, Andrea WILSON and her fiancee Ryan HAIGHT. Dear brother in law of Wendy (Myles) TYSON, Diane SKELLITER, Harris SKELLITER, Tom (Tamara) SKELLITER, Dave SKELLITER and their children. Dear nephew of Pete (Judy) SANDFORD (Mark's godparents,) Mary Fran (Ed) DAMAREN, Joe GELINAS, Bill (Kathy) GELINAS, Anne (John) O'NEILL, Gloria (Terry) FENN, Peter GELINAS, David (Marie) GELINAS, Tom (Patti) GELINAS, Leo (Cathy) GELINAS, Cathy BARDAWILL, Jane (Patrick) BEDARD, Brenda (Gary) KOEHLER, Beth RISI (Paul LOVETT.) Also survived by 41 cousins. Special long time friend of Jason (Zorka) GILLOOLY. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, on Saturday evening from 7-9 o'clock and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar Road, on Monday morning at 11 o'clock, celebrant Father Graham KEEP, con-celebrants Father John CORRIVEAU and Father Chris GILLESPIE. Private interment. In lieu of flowers donations to The Guild of The Royal Canadian Dragoons (www.dragoons.ca/Guild/donations) or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
BOURQUE, Father Wilfred
The family of the late Father Wilfred BOURQUE would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the people of Stratford, Wallaceburg and Windsor in the recent loss of our brother. A special thanks to Bishop FABBRO and all the priests who attended Father Wilfred's mass. It was a beautiful celebration of his life. A special thanks to Father Wilfred close, friend Father Al DUFRAIMONT. Whenever we needed you, you were always there for him. The family would also like to thank Father Dick BESTER and Father Tom FERRERA for all the special care and concern you gave to Wilf while he was in the hospital. Thank you Father Dick for all the support and help you gave us in preparing Father Wilfred's final farewell. To Father Matt BEDARD, a very good friend to Wilf, you touched us all with your homily. To Immaculate Conception and Saint_Joseph's Choir, your music was comforting and consoling. Special thanks to Ilvana, Bernadette, Maria and Ellen for being there in Wilf's time of need. To Fr. Mike PARENT and and Jackie of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Windsor, our thanks to you for the memorial mass and celebration of Wilf's life. To Colin and Saint Anne's choir, Tecumseh your contribution to the liturgy was greatly appreciated. To the pall bearers, readers and everyone who helped to make Fr. Wilfred's funeral mass so meaningful, the family thanks you. To those who donated floral arrangements, masses, The Parkinson's Association and The Cancer society your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. A special thank you to the ladies who took the time to prepare the luncheon in Stratford and Pauline Clark and her ladies at Mt. Carmel, Windsor. Thanks to the W.G. Young Funeral Home, especially Greg, for going above and beyond what was expected of you. To Doctor Eric THOMAS for all the special care you gave Wilf. Father Wilf was an inspiration to everyone he met. His long lasting Friendships and the continued support through his illness meant so much to him. He wore his pain and suffering well and will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. God bless you all. The BOURQUE Family

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BÉDARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-05 published
BÉDARD, Doctor Yvan C., M.D., PhD, F.R.C.P.C. (1942-2006)
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 3rd, after a full and happy life sadly shortened by a malignant brain tumour. Doctor BÉDARD will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Arlette (née LEFEBVRE,) daughter Anne-Claude and her husband Ted, son Philippe and his wife Melissa, mother Cécile, sisters Micheline and Lise, along with his adoring in-laws, cousins, nephews and nieces. Born in Quebec City, Doctor BÉDARD graduated from medical school and completed his postgraduate specialization in Pathology at Laval University and obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto. He was appointed as a Staff Pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1972, where he established the diagnostic Electron Microscopy Program and was the head of Cytopathology. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, former Chairman of the Examination Board in Anatomical and General Pathology for The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and consultant for MDS Diagnostic Services. Widely regarded as one of the most outstanding diagnostic cytopathologists and pathology educators in Canada, he developed an innovative residency program which combined electron microscopy and cytopathology and stimulated the careers of many leading academic pathologists and cytotechnologists. He authored over 100 publications, was an invited speaker at scientific meetings around the world, contributed extensively to hospital, university, and international committees, and was the recipient of numerous awards and honours. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Doctor Yvan C. Bédard Cytology Education Fund, Mount Sinai Hospital Auxillary, Suite 208, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X5 or the Dorothy Ley Hospice, 170 Sherway Drive, Suite 3, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 1A6 would be greatly appreciated by his family. His funeral will be held at l'église Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in Quebec City on Thursday October 12th.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-20 published
MASSEY, R. Bruce
Peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2006, Bruce MASSEY passed away at home in Oakville, Ontario surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and best friend of Carol, father of Neill, Michelle, Suzanne (now deceased), Nancy and Samantha and grandfather to Melanie, Sydney, Bruce, Tyler, Julia, Dennis and Jay. Bruce was born at the Royal Victoria Hospital and spent the early years of his life in Toronto. As a young man, he moved to Montreal where he joined the Royal Montreal Regiment as a private recruit and retired as a Major. It was during this time he met and married Carol BEDARD and together they raised five children. Bruce's staunch commitment to his family and sheer determination allowed him to achieve a very successful business career. He began his career with Standard Electric and he progressed into more senior roles. His last position before starting his own business was as President of Lab-Volt Ltd. He left Lab-Volt to start an executive search practice in Montreal, Massey Charbonneau. As his business flourished he opened an office in Toronto with international linkages. Throughout his career Bruce received many accolades and notoriety. His success can be attributed to his honesty, ethics and high standards. In addition, to his business career Bruce was active in athletics. In his early years he played semi professional football, he was an avid skier, played squash but his true passion was sailing. He was a member of the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club in Montreal as well as the Oakville Yacht Squadron and Oakville Club. He raced actively for many years as he loved not only the sport but the thrill of competition. Bruce achieved a full and well rounded life. He touched many people's lives and his dedication to his family and Friends will be sorely missed. Bruce would like to thank Victorian Order of Nurses Shirly DOWD for her wonderful professional assistance and empathy during his last difficult days. Thank you Shirly. Also Reverend Doctor Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Director of Saint_Jude's for doing that which he does best, sharing his love of words and demonstrating his skills as a listener for Bruce. Thank you Michael. Lastly, Doctor Tom ESTAL of Oakville for giving his enormous professional knowledge, his Friendship and his huge assistance to our family during this trying time. Thank you so much Tom. A Memorial Service to take place at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville, Ontario on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to your charity of choice are greatly appreciated. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place MASSEY on the subject line.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-19 published
BEDARD, Elizabeth " Betty"
(U.S. Navy Wave World War 2, Ontario Teacher Federation Halton Separate School Board)
Peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2006 at the Post Inn Village, Oakville. Betty, beloved wife of George BEDARD. Loving mother of Kate (Michael), George, Mary (Stephen), James (Christa), Stephen (Minda), Donald (Laurie), Timothy (Mary), Thomas (Liz), Ellen (Bill) and John (Shelly). Loved grandmother of Jennifer, Rachel, Marshall, Annie, Heidi, Bridget, Ella, Calvin, Lucey, Catlin, Liam and Hanna, and great-grandmother of Sean and Jamie. Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) Oakville on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Dominic Parish, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place BEDARD on the subject line.

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BEDARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-01 published
BEDARD, Raymond (May 26, 1947-December 27, 2005)
Of Bleecker Street. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin. Toronto. Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. Mr BEDARD, who died at home, is survived by; wife Karen; daughters Loretta YOUNG (George DENEAULT,) Nadine GREEN. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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BEDDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
BEDDER, Michael
On Friday, January 13, 2006 in Toronto, Michael BEDDER, beloved husband of Risa. Loving father and father-in-law of Sherri and Shael WILDER of California, Doctors Marshall and Helen BEDDER of Florida and Kalman BEDDER. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack and Shirley BEDDER, Sally and Barney NURGITZ, Belle KRUGER and the late Rod KRUGER, Claire and Bill MORRY, and Rose and Sammy OSHEROW. Devoted grandfather of Jonathan, Livia, Evan, Alix, Erin and Leah. Devoted and admired uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 15, 2006 in Toronto. Shiva No. 509-650 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto through Tuesday, January 17. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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BEDDOES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-16 published
Red STOREY, Athlete And Referee: (1918-2006)
Legendary National Hockey League figure officiated seven straight Stanley Cup finals between 1952 and 1958 but abruptly resigned after National Hockey League president Clarence Campbell said he had 'choked' at a riotous playoff game in Chicago
By Tim WHARNSBY with files from Canadian Press; Globe and Mail archives, Page S7
Roy Alvin (Red) STOREY was once considered Canada's top football player. He also displayed his athletic skills on the baseball diamond, lacrosse field and at the hockey rink. Later, he became a top-notch National Hockey League referee and Canadian Football League official. He was a tremendous raconteur as well as one of the most colourful personalities the Canadian sporting scene has ever had but will likely be remembered most as a man of principle.
On Saturday, April 4, 1959, he refereed his last National Hockey League game because he refused to be belittled by league president Clarence Campbell for officiating a playoff game in Chicago between the Blackhawks and the Montreal Canadiens the way he always did: by letting the players decide the outcome.
The Blackhawks and Canadiens were playing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup semifinals that day and Montreal led the series three games to two. The Hawks and Habs were deadlocked 3-3 late in the third period when Chicago forward Eddie Litzenberger stepped on the stick of a Montreal player and was sent sprawling. The dedicated Blackhawks fans at the noisy Chicago Stadium wanted nearby Canadiens forward Marcel Bonin called for tripping, but there was no call from Mr. STOREY.
In the meantime, Montreal's Dickie Moore picked up the loose puck and scored. Blackhawks rugged forward Ted Lindsay was able to draw his club even with a goal later in the period, but then controversy surrounded Mr. STOREY once again.
With less than two minutes remaining in regulation time, Canadiens defenceman Junior Langlois put a deft hipcheck on Chicago's Bobby Hull and knocked him flying. The Blackhawks faithful screamed at Mr. STOREY for letting the players play. A short time after the non-call, Montreal's Claude Provost scored the game-winning and series-clinching goal.
"One thing you've got to realize: The easiest thing for me to do would have been to give the Canadiens two penalties," Mr. STOREY said afterward. "Hell, I was in Chicago. The crowd would have loved me."
He stood by his principles. But that didn't ease the anger of the fans. A horde of Blackhawks fans jumped on the ice surface and made their way toward Mr. STOREY, prompting Chicago forward Danny Lewicki to hand him his stick. "Red, you're going to need this more than I do now."
Red STOREY thought he had seen it all before. Over the years, bottles, full cans of beer, chairs, eggs, tomatoes, shoes -- and once, in Chicago -- a live octopus had been hurled at him, but this was different. He escaped, but as he made his way down the stairs to the officials' dressing room, he found Ted Lindsay waiting for him.
"I'm gonna cut your damned head off," Mr. Lindsay growled.
"You make your first shot the best one you've ever had," Mr. STOREY shot back, "because this is the first time we've both had a stick and I'm gonna cut you in two."
Blackhawks owner Jim Norris interceded just in time and pushed Mr. Lindsay toward the Chicago dressing room.
"Get in there, you little S.O.B. and leave Red alone," Mr. Norris barked. "Red, you don't have to take that in my building or anybody's building. You go to your room and have a shower. Forget about this."
Mr. STOREY would not be able to forget about it. Two days later, he was summoned to the hotel room of Clarence Campbell.
"Have you read anything in the papers?" Mr. Campbell queried Mr. STOREY.
He had not, and asked why.
"Well, there were some things said, and they weren't meant the way they came out. I just wanted you to know that before you read it," Mr. Campbell answered.
Mr. STOREY went out buy that day's newspapers and found headlines that read, " STOREY Chokes," " STOREY Chicken," and "STOREY Gutless."
The harsh remarks had all been made by Mr. Campbell. Red STOREY was devastated.
Just prior to the beginning of the Stanley Cup final between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins that spring, he met some hockey reporters in his Boston hotel room and announced his days as an National Hockey League referee were finished. The man who had officiated seven straight Stanley Cup finals between 1952 and 1958 never returned to the league. "My heart felt sick when I read in the paper what Campbell said about me," he told Globe and Mail sports columnist Scott YOUNG a few days later. "I'm the big loser -- my heart is in sport and has been for 25 years but the time came when I had to make a decision."
Mr. STOREY felt undermined by what he perceived as a lack of support in the National Hockey League for referees. "The officials never have been backed up in this league," he said. "I hope that my taking a stand will help the others."
Apparently, little changed in the upper levels of the league and his grievances worsened. In 1964, he told Dick BEDDOES of The Globe and Mail that "there is rigged refereeing in the National Hockey League."
Not only that, but he laid his charges directly at the feet of Mr. Campbell. "National Hockey League officials are instructed by National Hockey League president Clarence Campbell to give the home team the edge in penalties."
Mr. STOREY further declared that Mr. Campbell had told him: "Our policy is to keep the league balanced. A weak team might lose 5-0, but that's better than losing 11-0, which it might if it got a lot of penalties. We don't want weak teams to be hurt by too many penalties."
Mr. STOREY's assertions were backed up by Dalton McArthur, another former National Hockey League referee. Among other things, Mr. Campbell replied that the disclosures were a "contemptible distortion."
In the end, Red STOREY dropped his battle but always felt disappointed by his treatment and by what he saw as corruption. Perhaps to his mind, it ran too deep.
In 1967, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Later, when asked about the infamous incident with Mr. Campbell, he was quick to say he never regretted his decision to walk away from the National Hockey League, which had eventually begged him to return. He was later made a member of the Order of Canada and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Long before his officiating days, Mr. STOREY was a talented football player. When he was 18, he turned pro with the Toronto Argonauts and won the Grey Cup in 1937 and 1938. His most memorable performance was in the 1938 championship game, when he came off the bench to score three touchdowns and scamper for 102 yards in the Argos come-from-behind, 30-7 victory over Winnipeg.
He was scouted by the Chicago Bears and New York Giants football clubs, but unfortunately a serious knee injury ended his playing days in 1941. A year later, he began his career as a football official, one that lasted until 1957. In 1950, he became an National Hockey League referee. When that career ended, Mr. STOREY stayed in hockey as a colourful analyst in radio and television.
He also did plenty of charity work and was a popular after-dinner speaker, all into his 80s. "He was probably one of the best after-dinner speakers," said Robin Burns, an National Hockey League forward in the 1970s who is part-owner of Mission Itech hockey equipment. "He got paid for some, but he probably did two or three times that amount for free."
For one thing, he had chronicled a superb stock of hockey stories. Among the favourites of dinner guests was one about Butch Bouchard. "One night in Montreal," he liked to begin, "a fan threw a big bag of peas at me because I gave their great hero, Rocket Richard, a penalty. As I waited for the sweepers, Big Butch Bouchard skated over. 'Bouchard,' I yelled, 'one word out of you and you're gone.' 'I'm not mad at you, STOREY,' said Bouchard. 'You get that fan to throw out the bacon also, I make you the best damned pea soup you ever taste.' And up in the stands, they're yelling: 'Ata boy, Butch, you tell him.' "
Mr. Burns, who grew up on the same street where Mr. STOREY lived for decades in the Notre Dame de Grace district of Montreal and later worked with him at charity old-timers games and other events, said, "I think he was named to the Order of Canada more for his charitable contributions than for his accomplishments in sports."
Later, he returned to the ice only to referee old-timer games and special charity events -- the big league no longer interested him. He did, though, offer some sage advice to anyone interested in becoming a referee: "Learn the rule book from one end to the other and then visit a psychiatrist."
Roy Alvin (Red) STOREY was born on March 5, 1918, in Barrie, Ontario He died in Montreal yesterday. He was 88 and had been in poor health in a Montreal nursing home. He is survived by his wife, Bunny, and by sons Bob and Doug.

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BEDDOES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-17 published
MATHESON, Sister Ann (Sister Columba) C.S.J.
Peacefully at North York General Hospital on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Predeceased by her parents, Hugh MATHESON and Christine McFARLANE and her brothers Alexander and Hugh. Survived by her sister-in-law Jean MATHESON and her niece Judy BEDDOES, both of Ottawa. Visitation at St. Joseph's Convent, 3377 Bayview Avenue, Willowdale from 4: 00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006 for Vigil Service at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BEDDOES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
MATHESON, Sister Ann (Sister Columba) C.S.J.
Peacefully at North York General Hospital on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Predeceased by her parents, Hugh MATHESON and Christine McFARLANE and her brothers Alexander and Hugh. Survived by her sister-in-law Jean MATHESON and her niece Judy BEDDOES, both of Ottawa. Visitation at Saint_Joseph's Convent, 3377 Bayview Avenue, Willowdale, from 4: 00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006 for Vigil Service at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BEDDOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
SMEDLEY, Philippa
Peacefully on February 1, 2006. Loving wife of the late Colin. Survived by her sister Margaret BEDDOW of Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom, brother Michael (Rita) NORFOLK of New Zealand, son Paul ROBINSON and his partner Roland HOY of Toronto, daughter Jane (Joe) MANSELL, granddaughter Christina (Ken) HEIMANN, great-grand_sons Colin and Alex of Raleigh, North Carolina. Philippa will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Monday, February 6, 2006 from 1 until 2 p.m. (parking adjacent to the funeral home). A Celebration of Philippa's Life will be held in the Coach House Chapel of the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Private cremation has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BEDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-23 published
PATTERSON, Gail
Peacefully at her home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, May 19, 2006 at the age of 63. Best friend and soul-mate of Debbie CORBETT. Beloved daughter of the late Nelson and Helen PATTERSON. Sister of Nelson PATTERSON (Joan) of Toronto, Catherine BEDELL (Bruce) of Belleville and Jane JARVIS (John) of Toronto. Special sister of the Culhane family of Belleville. Gail will be sadly missed by her dogs Gabie and Darbie. Family and Friends are invited to our home on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 from 2-6 p.m. to celebrate Gail's life. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Interment to follow in Belleville. Thank you to A.A., Camillus Centre and the dedicated staff at Comcare, We Care, Community Care Access Centre and to Doctor S. BUEHNER. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1-705-759-2522. www.arthurfuneralhome.com

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BEDERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-20 published
BEDERMAN, Marvin
On Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in Arcadia, California, at the age of 69 years, after a short illness. Dearly beloved husband of Dyan. Much loved and devoted father and father-in-law of Jodi and Steven LEANSE, Melissa BEDERMAN, and Keri and Michael MILLER, all of Los Angeles, California. Cherished grandfather of eight. Dear brother of Rhoda NUSSBAUM (Saul,) Victor BEDERMAN, and Earl BEDERMAN (Ann.) Predeceased by his parents, Lena and Morris BEDERMAN. Marvin will be missed by his uncle and aunt, Harvey and Belle RUDNICK, along with his many cousins, nephews and nieces. A funeral service was held in California on Wednesday July 19, 2006. Shiva arrangements to be announced. The family would appreciate donations in his memory to any children's cancer research foundation.

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BEDFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
CONGDON, Bill
Suddenly at his residence on Friday, April 21st, 2006, Bill CONGDON of London in his 68th year. Dear father of Rebecca FOURNIE and her husband Greg of London and Susan BEDFORD and her husband Brad of Port Stanley. Dear pappa of Brandee, Alanna and Nicholas. Dear brother of Joan CRONKWRIGHT and her husband Jack of Kettle Point. Also missed by Judy. Cremation. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BEDFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
NETTLETON, Tim
Suddenly on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at the London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, Tim NETTLETON in his 44th year. Loving husband of Cynthia (GREENE) NETTLETON. Devoted and loving father of Morgan, Lauren and Danielle. Loving son of Patricia NETTLETON and the late Frank NETTLETON. Cherished brother of Mary-Jo (Mike) ARSENAULT, Maureen (Mark) HENNESSY, Lisa (Tom) FORD and Lori (Geoff) BEDFORD. Tim will also be missed by his Aunt Sally NETTLETON, Parents-in-law Freda and Cyril GREENE, and in-laws Cyril and Carrie, Danny and Lisa, David, Edward and Shelley. Also loved by Cynthia's Aunt Ruby MERCER and her husband Ralph. Tim will always be remembered and loved by many nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, June 6th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Wednesday, June 7th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tim are asked to consider The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario Foundation. Online condolences accepted at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BEDFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-11 published
LUNN, Anna (née CEPURAN)
A resident of Chatham and formerly of R.R.#2 Florence, passed away at Meadow Park Nursing Home, Chatham on Friday June 9, 2006 at the age of 83. Born in Nova Selo, Croatia, Anna came to Canada in 1946 when she married her husband the late Wesley LUNN (1992.) Predeceased by her parents Barbara BARTOLAC, Stephen and Helen CEPURAN and a brother Peter CEPURAN. Anna is survived by her children Tom (Gail) LUNN, Gord (Donna) LUNN, Richard (Diane) LUNN, Bob (Danelle) LUNN, Don (Kathleen) LUNN, Barb (Bev) RILETT, Betty (Rich) FAY and Kathy (Brian) BEDFORD; grandchildren Jack (Rachel), Jamie (Sheri) and Deanna RILETT, Greg and Todd LUNN, Ryan FAY (Carrie), Sarah and Jenna BEDFORD, Marissa, Amy and Megan LUNN, Kacie and Zach LUNN, Christina and Sandra LUNN; great-grandchildren Blake LUNN, Ethan, Madison, and Cory RILETT. Also survived by a sister Mary BUCAR, sister-in-law Mary CEPURAN and a brother-in-law Blake LUNN. The LUNN family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Andy DWYER officiating. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Parkinson Society of Canada or the charity of ones choice. On-line condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in Memory of Anna LUNN in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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BEDFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
BEDFORD, Sarah " Sally"
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Thursday, July 13, 2006 Sarah (Sally) BEDFORD in her 88th year. Beloved wife of John BEDFORD for 65 years. Dear mother of Anne BEDFORD of British Columbia and Marnie THORNE (Bruce) of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Kelly WEAVER (Tom) of London, Janis ANDERSON of London, Kristen HOWARD (Dan) of Embro and Stacey HANN (Geoff) of London. Great-grandmother of Jacqueline, Leanne, Alyssa, Allan and Mark. Great-great grandmother of Sophie. Sister of Hilda LUNN (Fred) of London. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery Chapel, 303 Riverside Drive, London on Monday July 17, 2006 at 3 p.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Salvation Army) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 519-672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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BEDFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-06 published
MASON, Donna Jean
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Tuesday December 5th 2006, Donna Jean MASON of London. Dear sister of Lorraine BEDFORD and her husband Clarence of Blenheim, Joan LABOMBARBE of Chatham, Betty ZIMMER of London and Alma YOTT and her husband Lorne of Chatham. Predeceased by her sister Rose MASON (1993.) Also survived by her several nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the complete funeral service being held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Friday December 8th at 1 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BEDFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-15 published
CRISP, Gladys Ruth
Peacefully at the Rouge Valley Health Centre - Ajax, on Friday, January 13, 2006 in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Glenn. Loving mother of Glenn and his wife Gale, Wanda and Patti and her husband Rick HOWES. Cherished grandmother to David, Grant and Graham. Sister to Dana BEDFORD and his wife Margaret and the late Eva FRENCH. Gladys will be sadly missed by family and all who knew her. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 2-4 p.m. on Monday and from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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BEDFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
She wrote the book on cities
By Warren GERARD, Special To The Star with files from Paul MOLONEY, Royson JAMES and Vanessa LU
Jane JACOBS was an urban fable.
She was a writer, intellectual, analyst, ethicist and moral thinker, activist, self-made economist and a fearless critic of inflexible authority.
JACOBS died yesterday in a Toronto hospital. She was 89. Her 90th birthday would have been next week.
An American who chose to be Canadian, JACOBS was a leader in the fights to preserve neighbourhoods and kill expressways, first in New York City, and then in Toronto.
Her efforts to stop the proposed expressway between Manhattan Bridge on east Manhattan and the Holland Tunnel on the west contributed toward saving SoHo, Chinatown, and the western part of Greenwich Village.
In Toronto, her leadership galvanized the movement that stopped the proposed Spadina Expressway. It would have cut a swath through the lively Annex neighbourhood and parts of the downtown.
Toronto Mayor David Miller, who called JACOBS both a friend and a mentor, interrupted yesterday's city council meeting to announce to his colleagues that JACOBS had died.
"The power of her ideas is what helped make this city choose a different path, a path where you have vibrant downtown neighbourhoods where people could live, a path where you didn't have expressways cutting through neighbourhoods," Miller told reporters.
"She gave me all sorts of advice over time. The way she gave you advice was she invited you over for tea. And you had tea and you talked and if you were smart, you kept quiet and you listened because you could really learn from Jane JACOBS."
Her son, Ned JACOBS, said in an interview from Vancouver that his mother had been in hospital for a few days.
"She died of old age. She just wore out," he said. "Every part of her was worn out. She was working as best she could right to the end."
Her first book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1961, became a Bible for neighbourhood organizers and what she termed the "foot people."
It made the case against the utopian planning culture of the times -- residential highrise development, expressways through city hearts, slum clearances and desolate downtowns.
She believed that residential and commercial activity should be in the same place, that the safest neighbourhoods teem with life, short winding streets are better than long straight ones, lowrise housing is better than impersonal towers, that a neighbourhood is where people talk to one another. She liked the small-scale.
Former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE said that while people see her as a city builder, affecting the city form, her impact was much bigger and deeper.
"The most important thing she did for me and us was remind us that ideas matter, and the ideas that were most important are the ones that mattered to us," CROMBIE said. "She also believed you take action. You don't have ideas and go away. There is a direct connection of thought and action."
JACOBS, born May 4, 1916, grew up in Scranton, the centre of Pennsylvania coal country.
"I came from a family where women had worked, mostly as schoolteachers, for quite a few generations. I had a great-aunt who went to Alaska and taught Indians. My mother had worked as a schoolteacher, then a nurse. She became the night supervising nurse at an important hospital in Philadelphia," she was quoted.
"Those were traditional women's occupations, to be sure. But I did grow up with the idea that women could do things, and in my own family I was treated much the same as my brothers."
Finishing high school, she trained as a stenographer but got an unpaid job as a reporter at the local newspaper. JACOBS moved to New York City in the Depression years and wrote a few articles for Vogue.
Then, at age 22, she went to Columbia University, but that didn't last and after two years she returned to writing.
She married Robert JACOBS in 1944. He was an architect and it was his work that got her interested in Architectural Forum, a monthly magazine, where after a short time she went to work, becoming a senior editor.
Theirs was a close relationship and a happy marriage. It was to last for 52 years before he died of lung cancer at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital he had designed.
In 1958, after writing about downtowns for Fortune magazine, Mrs. JACOBS received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to write about cities.
In 1968, JACOBS and her family moved to Toronto. They didn't want their two draft-age sons, Jim and Ned, to serve in the Vietnam War.
Toronto was ripe for JACOBS. She wasn't here long before plans were revealed to build the Spadina Expressway, which promised to cut a strip through the city, making it easier for suburbanites to commute in and out of the downtown. She wrote a newspaper article highly critical of city planners for their vision to "Los Angelize" what she described as "the most hopeful and healthy city in North America, still unmangled, still with options."
In an unrequited sentiment, odd as it might seem, planners adored JACOBS. She described them this way, however. "First of all, our official planning departments seem to be brain-dead in the sense that we cannot depend on them in any way, shape or form for providing intellectual leadership in addressing urgent problems involving the physical future of the city."
JACOBS galvanized local citizens against the planners and politicians in what became known as the Stop Spadina movement.
For the most part, JACOBS' books were an intellectual progression, each taking her thoughts on cities and economies a step further.
Paul BEDFORD, retired Toronto chief planner, said JACOBS had been a key supporter of the radical plan in the mid-'90s to relax planning rules to spur new ideas in the King-Spadina and King-Parliament areas that were formerly industrial and in decline.
BEDFORD credited JACOBS for encouraging him to take risks and experiment.
"We abolished the density numbers, the land use designations and put in place an urban design framework. Really it was about encouraging re-use of buildings and opening up the uses to allow residential.
"I remember her words specifically, to me and to Barbara (HALL:) She said this must work. You must be successful at this and get it right.
"She gave me the notion as chief planner that I had to take the lead, be visible, communicate with the people on all fronts. It was to bring planning to the people and demystify it. It gave me the courage to be an agent of change rather than an agent of the bureaucracy."
As well as The Death and Life of Great American Cities, The Economy of Cities, and The Question of Separatism, JACOBS wrote other books including Cities and the Wealth of Nations; Systems of Survival: A Dialogue; A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska; The Nature of Economies and Dark Age Ahead.
Following the death of her husband, JACOBS continued to live in her three-storey brick house on Albany Ave., a tree-lined street in the Annex neighbourhood she helped preserve.
She wrote in an upstairs office on a typewriter, refusing to use a computer. Her son, Jim, an inventor, lived close by and another son, Ned, worked for the Vancouver Parks Board and is a musician. Her daughter, Burgin, is an artist and lives in New Denver, B.C.
The shelves of her study were filled with books on chaos theory and the sciences, subjects that stimulated her own thinking.
Shortly after writing The Nature of Economies, she was quoted as saying: "I think I'm living in a marvellous age when great change is occurring. We now see that there is no straight-line cause and effect. Things are connected by webs.
"This understanding comes from advances in the life-sciences, and it opens up the possibility of understanding all kinds of things we haven't understood before. I think it's very exciting."
As for her own life, she said the following: "Really, I've had a very easy life.
"By easy I don't mean just lying around, but I haven't been put upon, really. And it's been luck mostly. Being brought up in a time when women weren't put down, that's luck. Being in a family where I wasn't put down, that's luck. Finding the right man to marry, that's the best luck! Having nice children, healthy children, that's luck.
"All these lucky things."
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BEDNAREK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
BEDNAREK, Wladyslaw " Walter"
At his home on Thursday March 16, 2006, Wladyslaw "Walter" BEDNAREK of Woodstock in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Kathleen BEDNAREK (née TOMLINSON) for over 58 years. Loved father of Sandra (Tom) KOSLONEN, Patricia (Hassib) ZABIAN and Paul BEDNAREK. Dear grandfather of Kimberley (Jorge) PRADO, Michelle (Russ) ANSELL, Nasser ZABIAN, Elysia BEDNAREK, Joshua BEDNAREK and great-grandfather of Abigail and Kaitlynn ANSELL and Javier PRADO. Predeceased by his parents Powell and Maria BEDNAREK, his brothers William (Natalie) BEDNAREK, Eugene (Verna) BEDNAREK and by his sister Angela BEDNAREK. Walter was a veteran of World War 2 serving with the Polish Army and was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #55, Woodstock and worked at Standard Tube for over 18 years. Friends were received at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Friday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment later in the Saint Mary's Cemetery. Contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BEDOUR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-18 published
PRICE, Mabel (formerly HOGGARTH, née BLOOMFIELD)
At Exeter Villa, Exeter, on Monday, October 16, 2006, Mabel (BLOOMFIELD) PRICE of Goderich and formerly of R.R.#2, Clinton, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Glenn PRICE (1987) and the late Clarence HOGGARTH (1946.) Loving mother of William and Lia HOGGARTH of R.R.#2, Clinton and Heather PRICE and friend Doug STEARNS of London. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Christopher and Karen HOGGARTH, Derek and Karen HOGGARTH and Michelle HOGGARTH and by 4 great-grandchildren Adrian and Gracie HOGGARTH and Kaden and Wilder HOGGARTH. Dear sister of Russell BLOOMFIELD of Ottawa, June and Ellwood CLARKE of London and Gloria and Bill BEDOUR of Zurich. Predeceased by 4 sisters Viola SHEARDOWN, Jean BLOOMFIELD, Irene KERR and Louvaine SWAN and by 6 brothers Harry, Alfred, Carl, Bruce, Morley and Leonard BLOOMFIELD. Friends will be received at Victoria Street United Church, Goderich on Thursday, October 19, 2006 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Bluewater Chapel, Goderich (519-524-1221).

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GRANT, Joy Angela (BEDSON) (21 September 1929-09 January 2006)
Joy was born in Winnipeg and educated at Rupertsland Ladies College and Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. Joy's love of horses led her to leave Canada to join the Thoroughbred Record where she became a syndicated horseracing journalist and pedigree- specialist in Lexington, Kentucky. E.P. TAILOR/TAYLOR enticed her back to Canada where she joined his National Stud Farm in Oshawa. While there she met and married the love of her life, Dr. Guthrie GRANT in 1951. In the 1970s Joy worked with the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Association and later assisted with the bloodstock catalogues with Canadian Yearling Sales. Joy was the first woman appointed to Ontario's Racing Commission. Manitoba remained a part of her life - her annual pilgrimage to Victoria Beach for the warm companionship of summer Friends and the glorious sunsets over the lake were very special to her. Deerhounds were a central focus for Joy in later years. Joy and Guthrie travelled the continent for many years accompanied by their various deerhound companions. Joy's skills and energies in planning and volunteer work were well known. Her passions included a variety of sight hound and 'doggy' activities, church, politics, and her love of a good argument - she lived a full life (and yes, she wore purple!). Survived by her four children Iain (Heather, Alasdair and David), Jane (Alexander, Fraser and Sarah), Gail and Donald (Marsha, Rachel, Bekah and Samuel). In addition, she will be missed by her beloved deerhounds. The family offers its sincere appreciation for the excellent care provided by the medical and nursing staff at the Lakeridge Health Centre Oshawa, the Brooklin Medical Centre and the support of her many Friends. A memorial gathering will take place at the Brooklin Memorial Chapel, 79 Baldwin Street on Friday 13 January, 14h00-18h00. A High Requiem Mass will be held in celebration of her life at Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Brooklin, Ontario: 15h00 Saturday 14 January. A reception will follow at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Joy's memory, to the Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Brooklin, The Mission to Seafarers or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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