BELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-04 published
RONSON, Dorothy Ruth (née SUTCLIFFE)
Passed away peacefully on March 1st, 2006 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late James K. RONSON, mother of Janet GRAYDON, grandmother of Kim CHISHOLM (Ted) and Colin GRAYDON (Anne) and special G.G. to Eirinn, Clara and Jake CHISHOLM. Sister of the late Bob SUTCLIFFE (Toppy) and sister-in-law to the late Herbert RONSON (Marian). Aunt to Julie BOOTH, Mark SUTCLIFFE, Peter RONSON and Lisa BELLA. Special thanks to the caring staff of St. Michael's Hospital. At Ruth's request, a private family service has been held. Burial at Saint Mary's Church in Walkerville, Ontario to follow at a later date. If desired, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to Saint Simon-the-Apostle Church, 525 Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1, 416-923-8714. stsimon@ca.on.aibn.com

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BELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
SALCMAN, Ann
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 20, 2006. She was the devoted wife of the late Sam SALCMAN. Beloved mother of Bonnie and Ernie SINGER, Sheldon and Laurell SALCMAN, Susan and Abraham BORN and Freida and Les SHERMAN. Adored Bubby of Eli and Iris, Rachel and Arieh SINGER, Sorelle and Yankie SILVERSTONE, Hailey and Ariel REMER, Shira and Ezra SALCMAN, Dana, Karen and Jonathan BORN, Daniel, Stephen and Carolyn SHERMAN. Loving great-grandmother to Shoshana BELLA, Leila and Noa MIRIAM. Special thanks to Zina and Ann who attended Bubby with great kindness. Funeral service was held on Friday, October 20, 2006. Shiva to be observed at 509 Bedford Park Ave., Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to the Ann and Sam Salcman Scholarship Fund at Canadian Technion Society (416) 789-4545 or the Charity of your choice.

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BELLAIRE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
MILLS, Mary Elizabeth (FRASER, née PAULTON)
Huron Lodge, Windsor on January 4, 2006, from the loving arms of her family to the heavenly arms awaiting her release from a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease at 91 years of age. Predeceased by her loving husband Archie Frank MILLS (1970) and her beloved parents Edwin (1967) and Hettie (1955) PAULTON. Cherished mother of Reverend Gwen and George FRASER, London, and Tom and Judy MILLS, Windsor. Dear Nanna of Rob and Simone FRASER and their children Alexandra and Megan, Sue and Mike MARTINS and their children Jamie and Fraser, and Dave FRASER, all of London, Jennifer Louise and Jason CASEY, Windsor, and Aimee Elizabeth MILLS, Chatham. Dear sister of Al PAULTON and Ruth BELLAIRE, and dear sister-in-law of Joan PAULTON, Gwen PAULTON, and Mary PAULTON, all of Windsor. Predeceased by her beloved brothers Ted and Harry PAULTON, brother-in-law Ed BELLAIRE and sister-in-law Margaret PAULTON. Survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Mary was a member of the Church of the Ascension since she came to Canada from Wolverhampton, England in 1926. If you so desire, donations may be made to the Huron Lodge Building Fund, Residents' Fund or Century Building Fund, St. George's Anglican Church, London. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (1-800-510-9887) 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor. On Saturday, January 7, 2006 family and Friends are invited to meet at Church of the Ascension, 1385 University Avenue W., Windsor, after 12 noon, followed by a Mass at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Lance SMITH and Reverend Susan PAULTON officiating. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. You may share your online condolences at www.familiesfirst.ca

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
BRIEN, Evelyn E. " Toots" (née PARNEY)
A resident of Ridgetown, Evelyn E. "Toots" BRIEN died suddenly at her residence on Saturday March 18, 2006 at the age of 84. Born in Howard Township, daughter of the late William J. and Mary (ARMSTRONG) PARNEY. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd S. BRIEN (1977). Loving mother of Gary and his wife Luanne Brien, and Beverley BRIEN. Cherished grandmother of Lee and Sarah BRIEN, Michelle BELLAMY, and great grandmother of Randi-Lyn and Danielle BELLAMY. Sister of the late John and Glenn PARNEY, Maxine LUTHER, and Merle GAWNE. Evelyn was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing bridge with "the girls". She also enjoyed camping at Wildwood and entertaining at home. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Wednesday 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday March 23, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations, made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
BELLAMY, Robert " Bob"
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert "Bob", who passed away eight years ago, March 26th, 1998.
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved still missed, forever dear.
Sadly missed and loved forever by wife Isabel, the McAdams, and the Bellamy and Colfax families.

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-25 published
CASE, John Douglas
Peacefully at London Mental Health Care Hospital, London on Saturday, September 23, 2006, John Douglas, beloved husband of Rita Marie CASE, in his 89th year. Dear father of Brian and Bertha CASE of Erieau, Paul Richard and Susan of British Columbia and Diane CASE of London. Dear grandfather of Brent (Dana) and Brooke of Chatham. Dear great-grandfather of Avery and Cohen CASE and Mitchell and Marshal BELLAMY. Predeceased by his brothers Everitt and Allan CASE. Mr. CASE was with the Royal Canadian Air Force for five years. He served most of his time as a Spitfire Pilot in the Middle East in World War 2. He was a longtime employee with London Life and retired in 1980. He was also an active member or Byron Optimist for many years. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Saint Peter's Cemetery, 806 Victoria Street, London on Tuesday afternoon, September 26, 2006 at 1: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-02-15 published
BELLAMY, Margaret
Passed away peacefully at the Stayner Nursing Home on Monday February 13, 2006 in her 96th year. Margaret of Stayner, beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Bill (Sharron) of Orillia, Lois (John PLOWRIGHT) of Singhampton, Ralph (Pat) of Field, Ontario and Paul (Stephanie) of Paisley. Dear grandmother of Michael, Christina, Jennifer, Candy, Luke, John, Meghan, Jason, Angie and great-grandmother of Ron, Jacob, Tyson, Kyle, Zachary, Sophia and Maya. Survived by her sister Elsie McDOUGALL and predeceased by her siblings Elmer DORITY, Gertie RICH and Edith BROWN. Margaret will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday February 15, 2006. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday February 16, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 20 Anne St. South, Unit 10, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2C6 or the War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.
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BELLAMY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-08 published
BELLAMY, Margaret Mary (DORITY)
Peacefully in her sleep at the Stayner Nursing Home on February 13, 2006, Margaret BELLAMY (DORITY) took God's hands in hers. Beloved wife of the late William BELLAMY, loved mother of Bill (Sharron), Lois (John), Ralph (Pat) and Paul (Stephanie). Dear sister of Elsie McDOUGALL; predeceased by brother Elmer, sisters Gretie and Edith. Cherished grandmother to nine grandchildren, and great grandmother to seven great grandchildren. She loved the visits by her nieces and nephews as well.
She was a chartered member of Centennial United Church Women, and the Ontario Women's Institute. Margaret was a caring, gentle lady who always greeted you with a warm smile and a friendly chat. She had an avid interest in handiwork, and during her early years of marriage, the Alliston Fall Fair always had some red ribbons to hand out to her for bread and pastry entries.
Among her many attributes was caring for others. In her early married life, whether it was in Alliston, Hawkestone, or Avening, she was the local "Welcome Wagon hostess" to those who had just moved into the neighbourhood, delivering them a fresh pie or two. When she was a resident at Blue Mountain Manor, you would often see her in the hallways assisting others in wheelchairs and walkers.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to Dr. IVES, Stayner Nursing Home staff, and Dr. Shane STAINTON for their caring, Friendship, and many happy times shown to Mother over the years. Now in God's loving embrace, she will be sadly missed but her love and spirit will remain within our hearts and minds forever.
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BELLAMY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-28 published
BELLAMY, Keith Lacey
At Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia, Keith Lacey BELLAMY, age 94, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2006. Predeceased by his wife Irene and son-in-law Alan KINGSTONE. Beloved father of Norma KINGSTONE and Rev. Leonard BELLAMY (Velma.) He will be lovingly remembered and missed by grandchildren Mary-Anne STEVENS (Don), Robin REID (Greg), Keith BELLAMY, Peter BELLAMY, Ed KINGSTONE and April NAYLOR (Jeff.) He will also be missed by his great grandchildren Laura, Zachary and Gillian STEVENS, Kevin, Samantha and Jake REID, Jacob and Anne NAYLOR. Keith was Chief Electrical Inspector for Ontario Hydro for 30 years, a member of the Bluewater Optimist Club and belonged to Otissippi Masonic Lodge. A celebration of his life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541 on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Friday, May 5, 2006 afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Bluewater Optimist Club would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be emailed to: smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-03 published
BELLAMY, Keith Lacey
At Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia, Keith Lacey BELLAMY, age 94, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2006. Predeceased by his wife Irene and son-in-law Alan KINGSTONE. Beloved father of Norma KINGSTONE and Rev. Leonard BELLAMY (Velma.) He will be lovingly remembered and missed by grandchildren Mary-Anne STEVENS (Don), Robin REID (Greg), Keith BELLAMY, Peter BELLAMY, Ed KINGSTONE and April NAYLOR (Jeff.) He will also be missed by his great grandchildren Laura, Zachary and Gillian STEVENS, Kevin, Samantha and Jake REID, Jacob and Anne NAYLOR. Keith was Chief Electrical Inspector for Ontario Hydro for 30 years, a member of the Bluewater Optimist Club and belonged to Otissippi Masonic Lodge. A celebration of his life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541 on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Friday, May 5, 2006 afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Bluewater Optimist Club would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be emailed to: smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-12 published
BELLAMY, Evelyn Blanche
Born in Dunsford, Evelyn lived to 101 years in Lindsay. A dedicated mother, grandmother, businesswoman and active personality in affairs of the community, she was known as a 'go to' person. Sister of Ernest BURGESS, mother-in-law of Ralph BURKHOLDER, mother of George (Ann) and Bob (Shirley), she was predeceased by sister Anna REID, husband Cliff, son Jack (Gloria,) daughter Janice and eldest granddaughter Carol. Grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, Evelyn was dearly loved by everyone who knew her. She will be cherished for her exemplary life of caring, sharing and loving, and an incredible positive spirit. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Wednesday, June 14th from 1: 00 until the time of Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. If desired, memorial donations to Saint Paul's Anglican Church would be an appropriate remembrance.

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
ARROWSMITH, Catherine Jane
At the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, on Friday evening, January 6, 2006, after a brief illness. Cathy was the eldest loved daughter of Philip and Barbara (née PITTS) ARROWSMITH of Bobcaygeon, and dear sister of Sandra CODE (Michael) of Lindsay and Patricia ARROWSMITH of Kitchener. Loving aunt of Matthew and Lindsay. Formerly of Toronto and Mississauga, Cathy had resided for the past year in Lindsay. She will be greatly missed by her Aunt Shirley and Uncle Bob BELLAMY and their family. Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, on Tuesday, January 10th from 1: 00 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Cathy will be remembered for her kindness, generous spirit and love of family. If desired, memorial donations to the Victoria County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
KENZIE, Richard " Dick" Edward George
Born February 21, 1921 in Toronto, Ontario, Dick KENZIE died peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the age of 84. Loving uncle of 10 nieces and nephews: Ian KENZIE, Wendy (Jim) MICHAEL, Stephen (Branka) KENZIE, William (Diane) KENZIE, Deborah (Rob) FORGIE, Richard KENZIE, Brenda (Eb) MERCER, Robert KENZIE, Patricia (Steve) BELLAMY and Charles (Tracey) KENZIE. Dear brother-in-law of Joan (KENZIE) McNEIL and Joan KENZIE. He will be fondly remembered by many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Marjorie and George KENZIE and brothers William and George. Dick was a retired manager at Manpower in Belleville. Dick proudly served in the Canadian Army in World War 2 with the 48th Highlanders. He was a lifetime member of Kiwanis, and was a 53 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a member of Federal Superannuates National Association and a Continuing Sergeant in the Old Comrades section of the 48th Highlanders. Dick's family thanks the staff at The Westmount especially the 3rd floor nursing staff for the wonderful care Dick received in his years there and the staff at Saint Mary's Hospital. Mr. KENZIE is at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. South, Kitchener, Ontario (519-743-8900) where his family will receive Friends on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. For those who wish, donations may be made in Dick's memory to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Heart and Stroke Foundation by calling the funeral home.

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BELLAMY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-30 published
Scarborough's first policewoman'feisty'
A widow at 38, she worked to support her children as part of Toronto's so-called 'Powder Puff Patrol'
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Some smart aleck once thought Evelyn Morden JOHNSTON was driving too slowly. He was right on her tail as she proceeded sedately at precisely the speed limit along a Scarborough side street, before he floored it, crossed the centre line and cut in front of her. Then he slowed right down. He no doubt thought he was giving the little old lady a well-deserved taste of her own medicine and he couldn't have been more wrong.
Deftly and swiftly she overtook him and blocked his way with her car, forcing him to stop. Then she coolly got out and arrested him.
He had just met his match -- and Scarborough's first policewoman.
JOHNSTON had worked stakeouts, undercover, in the youth and women's bureaus. She'd taken the sharpshooting medal at police college. A trim five-foot-one, she was unarmed when she single-handledly arrested a young man for flashing in a public park.
Her granddaughter, Karen BOUCHER, grew up admiring her unconventional Nana. "She was very much a trailblazer, feisty, almost unstoppable."
She'd been a traditional wife and mother until 1950, when her husband, Howard MORDEN, was killed in a car crash on Sammon Ave. in Toronto's east end. A young man with a car full of girls had run a stop sign and smashed into their car. MORDEN put his arm out to hold back his wife and was thrown out of the car, which rolled on him.
At 38, she was left with two children -- Shirley, 21, and Fraser, 19. Friends urged her to find work. She applied for the job of secretary to Scarborough's police chief, got it and was soon conscripted to frisk and escort women prisoners.
Finally her chief told her she was doing the work of a policewoman so why not become one.
"I'm too old," she told her daughter.
"I'll help you study," Shirley replied. "We'd sit at the kitchen table and I would ask her questions from her books." In 1960 MORDEN graduated at the top of her class. She was 50 years old and went back to work at Scarborough's 41 Division in what was then the Metro Toronto Police force.
"I was always worried about her," said her daughter. "Once she phoned and was whispering. She said she was at a stakeout down by the waterfront. I think it was a drug bust. I was scared to death." Usually though, her workday was more routine, even deskbound.
Women officers were still a rarity. The first two had joined Toronto's force in 1913, and their numbers had yet to top 50 when MORDEN joined. When she retired in 1974, there were 63 policewomen and 3,504 male constables. It wasn't until 1975 that women joined the rank and file. Their rank was changed to police constable and they were allowed to carry a gun, where before they'd carried a leather baton in their purse and wore a navy serge jacket, skirt, lisle stockings, white gloves and perky hat.
"In those days women were in very few beats," said Gina BELLAMY, who joined about a decade after MORDEN. " They directed traffic between Eaton's and Simpsons and patrolled Union Station ticketing illegally parked cars."
The policewomen's bureau was located in the old 13 Division station at Markham and London Sts., the only division that housed women overnight. The division had one car, known as WB1, and the policewomen were responsible for handling wayward members of their sex.
But on March 5, 1962, an American documentary was televised across North America. It was called the Powder Puff Patrol and it was all about Toronto's policewomen. The logo was a gun, lipstick and compact. There were shots of policewomen powdering their noses and hovering over typewriters.
MORDEN was featured going undercover as a bag lady, wiping her nose on the sleeve of her ill-fitting coat, with stockings furled at her ankles, shopping bags and a kerchief over a wig. Bureau chief Sgt. Fern ALEXANDER told the cameras MORDEN was "always efficient and always proper" but "just ham enough to be loving" going undercover.
The show's enthusiastic announcer hailed every policewoman's patience and pronounced them "here to stay," while the police chief of the time, James MacKEY, declared they were "excellent public relations officers for our city."
For years the Toronto force used the film for recruiting. "[The film] is an absolute howl," said BELLAMY, who hails the women as true pioneers. Her former husband worked with MORDEN. " Bernie always said that if Ev did a (police) check then it would be done perfectly."
MORDEN worked in the complaints bureau in her final years on the force. She retired in 1974 at 64, having married Insp. Walter JOHNSTON. They met while both worked at 41 Division; JOHNSTON moved to Oshawa to become police chief, later returning to Toronto when he was nominated for the Police Commission. They moved to Mississauga. Eight years later when JOHNSTON died of cancer, she moved to Beaverton near her daughter and her family.
At 90, she was still out shovelling snow. "You could never tell Nana not to do something," said BOUCHER with a laugh.
She died August 15 at age 95.
She had requested a police chaplain at her funeral, and there were also two uniformed police officers as honour guard and a Toronto Police piper. Later, when Shirley was going through her mother's personal effects, she discovered that Toronto Policewoman #5518 was still an active member of the police revolver club.

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BELLAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
ROBERTS, Vera Alma (BELLAR)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Thursday, April 6, 2006. Vera (BELLAR) of Bradford, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Albert. Dear mother of Joanne (Ron) WHITESIDE, Carol (John) BRUINING, and William. Dear grandmother of Diana (Steve) BAKER and Cindy WHITESIDE (Ron ANDREWS;) David and Mark BRUINING (Monica GERHARDINGER.) Dear great-grandmother of Adam and the late Danielle BAKER; Jacob and Georgia ANDREWS; Michael and Sara BRUINING, and Cassandra GERHARDINGER. Dear sister of Hattie DENNIS, Gladys HARMAN, Isabella MOREAU, and predeceased by Bill, Lambert, Art, Roy and John BELLAR. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Alliston Union Cemetery. Donations to the Cardiac Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated.

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BELLAVANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
LANG, Erich
(Longtime employee of Kimberley-Clarke)
Suddenly, yet peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in his 73rd year. Erich, beloved husband of the late Irene (2002) and survived by wife Marcelle BELLAVANCE. Proud and loving father of Rick and his wife Liz, Victor, Caroline and her husband Dan, and Carl and his wife Louise. Loving Opa of Hayden, Nathan, Rebecca, Candace, Cole, Laura and Luke. Dear brother of Carl LANG. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Erich's Life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday April 20, 2006 at 12 noon. If desired, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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BELLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
DOCKX, Steve
Peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, December 10, 2006, Steve DOCKX of Tillsonburg, at the age of 72 years. Born in Berlaar, East Flanders, Belgium on June 24, 1934. Dear son of the late Jozef DOCKX, and the former late Jeanne DE CUYPER. Steve has resided in Tillsonburg, for the past 46 years, formerly of Langton area, member of Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg, 20 years in the Bakery Business, as Owner -- Operator of Dockx Bakery Tillsonburg. Also worked for Jack Graves Realty, for a number of years. Dear husband and best friend of 49 years to Thelma (VAN QUAETHEM) DOCKX. Loving father of Doctor Daniel and Mary DOCKX, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Jamie, Jennifer DOCKX. Dear brother of Joseph and Simonne DOCKX, R.R.#1 Clear Creek, Monica and Bob VAN BELLE, Tillsonburg. Survived by brother-in-law Steve and his wife Brenda VAN QUAETHEM, R.R.#2 Tillsonburg. Predeceased by 2 sisters Annie and Maria, a brother Dennis DOCKX (1996) and by a sister-in-law Nelly VAN QUAETHEM (1994). Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, until Wednesday, December 13, 2006, thence to Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg for Mass of Christian Burial at 2: 00 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) to Saint Mary's Youth Ministry, or the Tillsonburg, District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation on Tuesday 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

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BELLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
MOORE, J. Mavor, C.C., O.B.C., D.Litt, LL.D., F.R.C.S.
Mavor MOORE passed away peacefully on December 18th after a number of years of failing health in Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 87. Writer, actor, producer, composer and teacher, he was Professor Emeritus of York University, and from 1991-2004 Research Professor, Fine Arts and Humanities at the University of Victoria. The first artist to chair the Canada Council for the Arts (1979-83), he was also founding chair (1996-98) of the British Columbia Arts Council. In 1999 he received the Governor General's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, and among other awards holds the Order of British Columbia, the Diplôme d'honneur, the 1984 Molson Prize for the Humanities, and honorary degrees from eight universities. He was recently inducted into the Starwalk Hall of Fame at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, and invited to become a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. At 14 he was active in early Canadian radio, becoming a feature producer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio after graduation from the University of Toronto. After overseas service in World War 2 (psychological warfare), he joined the inaugural team of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's new International Service. In 1946 he and his mother Dora Mavor MOORE launched Toronto's New Play Society, a seedbed of Canada's postwar professional theatre, where he initiated the record- breaking annual review, Spring Thaw -- while commuting to New York to write and direct documentaries for the United Nations, three of which won international Peabody Awards. In 1950 he was appointed Chief Producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's new television network, leaving in 1954 to join the Stratford Festival and to produce his own plays and musicals. For stage, radio, television and film These now number over 100, including book, lyrics and music for Sunshine Town and A Christmas Carol, book and lyrics for Johnny Belinda, and opera librettos for Harry Somers' Louis Riel and Louis Applebaums' Erewhon. He commissioned, produced and contributed lyrics to the world-wide hit Anne of Green Gables. He translated plays by the Quebec writers Gratien Gélinas, Marie-Claire Blais and Jacques Languirand. Works of his have been presented in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Two of his short plays, Getting In and The Store, have been made into films. He produced, directed and acted for radio, television and theatre across Canada and in the U.S.A., and appeared in some sixty films. From 1958-60 he was the drama critic for the Toronto Telegram, and from 1984-90 the Toronto Globe and Mail's first cultural affairs columnist. His essays on cultural policy are widely circulated. A founding board member of the National Theatre School, MOORE was the first chair of the Canadian Theatre Centre and of the Guild of Canadian Playwrights founding head of both Charlottetown's Confederation Centre and Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts; co-chair of the World Conference on Arts, Business and Politics at Expo 86 in Vancouver. Long active in international organizations such as the Center for InterAmerican Studies, Les Jeunesses Musicales, and the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, he was invited to the United Nations in 1994 to address United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Commission on Culture and Development. His 1994 memoir Reinventing Myself has been called "a classic of Canadian arts and letters, history, satire and autobiography." He is survived by his beloved wife Alexandra BROWNING to whom he was married for 26 years and their daughter Jessa. From his first marriage to Darwina FAESSLER; his four daughters Dorothea "Tedde"' (Don SHEBIB), Rosalind, Marili, and Charlotte (Patrick MAZURKEVITCH;) his grandchildren Zoe, Suzanna, Noah, Katie and Emily; great-grandchild Ella BELLE, and his cousins, nephews, nieces. The family would like to thank the staff of The Lodge at Broadmead for their care and compassion and to Doctor Chris Morgan for his many years of Friendship and wise counsel. A celebration of his life and achievements will be held at a later date in Toronto. A lecture series named after him to perpetuate his dedication to the arts in Canada will be established at York University where he made such an important contribution. If desired, donations may be made to Mavor Moore Fund, York University Foundation, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3. To celebrate his legendary wit The Mavor Moore Theatre Society was established in Vancouver with a mandate to create, produce, present and promote live theatre that is a witty and bold catalyst for change, and to establish a theatre company in his name. Contributions may be made to the society at 208 West 23rd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2H3. In Victoria, Friends and colleagues are invited to a tribute followed by a reception at the University Club, University of Victoria on Saturday, the 6th of January, 2007 at 2 p.m. "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts." -Shakespeare 'Around the corner there may wait A new road, or a secret gate' - Tolkien

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BELLEFEUILLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-23 published
Mary DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY, Civil Servant (1943-2006)
Known as the voice of Rideau Hall, she served five governors-general and set exactly the right tone at ceremonies and investitures. 'People stood a little straighter when she walked into a room.'
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Ottawa -- When Mary DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY retired from Rideau Hall, after 18 years of working for five successive governors-general, Governor-General Michäelle JEAN asked her to reconsider and stay on. Her experience and knowledge were just too valuable to lose.
Working as the director of honours in the Office of the Secretary to the Governor-General from 1995 to 2006, Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY held a key position in the Chancellery of Honours. Leading a team of 28 people, she was responsible for administering the nomination and selection process for 30 honours and awards.
Each year, hundreds of Canadians receive honours and awards from the governor-general, who is the personal representative of the Queen. While the sovereign rarely presents honours in person to her Canadian subjects, "The Crown [remains] the fount of all honour," wrote Christopher McCreery in his 2005 book The Order of Canada: Its Origins, History and Development.
Established in 1972, five years after the Order of Canada was introduced, the honours system includes the Victoria Cross, the Cross of Valour, the Star of Courage and the Medal of Bravery. Over the past 15 years, Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY played a key role in creating many new decorations and orders, including the General Campaign Star and the General Service Medal.
But she was best known for her very public role as master of ceremonies during investitures held in the gold-and-white ballroom at Rideau Hall. Presided over by the governor-general of the day -- Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY worked for Jeanne SAUVÉ, Ray HNATYSHYN, Roméo LEBLANC, Adrienne CLARKSON and Ms. JEAN -- her job was to read, with suitable aplomb, the names and citations of each recipient as they walked forward to accept their award.
Officiating at about 20 investitures per year, the modest and unassuming Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY quickly became known as "the voice of Rideau Hall." Standing at her podium to the right of the governor-general, her clear, precise and elegant tones in both official languages -- she was perfectly bilingual -- lent an air of dignity and solemnity to the event.
"On occasion, she was also the voice of Canada. She emceed the ceremony held on Parliament Hill as a tribute to all those affected by the terrorist attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001," said her deputy, Danielle DOUGALL. " She was often recognized in public and people would say, 'you're the elegant lady on television.' People stood a little straighter when she walked into a room. Her whole demeanour spoke volumes."
But Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY never took anything for granted, Mrs. DOUGALL said. "She was very professional. She'd rehearse before the ceremony. You have to know where to pause, where to be emotional. If it got emotionally stressful [for her] she'd just concentrate on reading the words, and not the story behind the words. She was a very caring and compassionate person. She was everything to me. We were best Friends and soulmates for 10 years."
Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY was also good at making people feel welcome in Rideau Hall, helping to dispense hospitality at about 200 events per year. She met hundreds of celebrities, athletes, business moguls, politicians and foreign heads of state and government, but she never failed to connect with ordinary people, Mrs. DOUGALL said.
"I remember one shy 10-year-old who had just received a Medal of Bravery. With her usual magic touch, Mary went to him and I saw them leave the ballroom together. When they returned shortly after, the child was holding a plate [of food]. Lunch was running late and he was hungry."
She understood that Rideau Hall's formality could be intimidating, "particularly [to] recipients of bravery awards and their families who sometimes came from remote parts of Canada," Mrs. DOUGALL said. "Some of them had never left their community, let alone travelled by plane to the nation's capital. When Mary noticed people looking a little lost or anxious, she immediately went over and reassured them."
Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY also rubbed elbows with such celebrities as Nelson Mandela and Wayne Gretzky, yet never acquired airs, said her daughter, Kimberly. "She was extremely modest and humble about what she did. She didn't boast or brag about it even though she met some very famous people. It never went to her head."
What seemed to affect her was meeting people who had committed acts of bravery, said her husband, Keith. "She'd come back in the evening and talk about what people had done to get their award. She was really touched by their feats of bravery and service to the community -- the qualities and dedication of ordinary Canadians."
Kimberly DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY only once saw her mother on the job. In 2003, she went along to a military investiture at Quebec City's Citadel, an imposing structure that is sometimes called the second viceregal home. "It was a moving [and] emotional ceremony and it was wonderful to see her in action," Ms. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY said. "She had a presence about her in both her personal and work life. People were really drawn to her."
Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY grew up in Ottawa. A clever youngster, she was admitted to the University of Ottawa at the precocious age of 16. After teaching French and English to Grades 3 to 9 in Ottawa and Fort William, now Thunder Bay, she worked as a writer, producer and on-camera presenter for educational television programs for the Ottawa Board of Education.
Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY was also something of an actress, appearing in Ottawa Little Theatre productions in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1972, she took the role of Betty in Paddy Chayevsky's play Middle of the Night. Playing the part of a girl who falls for an older man, she soon fell for her leading man, her future husband Keith. They married two years later.
"She blew me away. I thought she was the beginning and the end sexy and smart," said Mr. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY. He swept her off to Washington, where he worked as a diplomat at the Canadian embassy. After they returned home to Ottawa, she spent from 1974 to 1976 as the office manager of The Globe and Mail.
In 1988, everything changed. Rideau Hall hired Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY as director of information services and was given the job of increasing public awareness of the governor-general's role and responsibilities. "She was absolutely dedicated to the office of the governor-general and its role," Mr. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY said. "She would have been happier if the role was better understood."
Over the years, Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY got her share of awards, too. In 1992, she received the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, and 10 years later was given the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. This year, she was awarded centennial medals by the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
During Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY's final 15 months at Rideau Hall, she served as acting deputy secretary of the Chancellery of Honours, with responsibility for policy advice and the administration of honours and heraldry.
Earlier this year, Ms. JEAN learned that Mrs. DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY's decision to retire was final and decided to honour her with a farewell reception in Rideau Hall's historic Tent Room on June 30. "Mary, herself, is irreplaceable," she told about 60 guests.
Mary Kathleen DE BELLEFEUILLE- PERCY was born on January 28, 1943, in Ottawa. She died there of a heart attack on November 7, 2006. She was 63. She leaves her husband Keith, daughter Kimberly, son Kristian, brothers Terry and Pat. She was predeceased by her brother Mike.

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BELLEFONTAINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
LEBLANC, Yvonne Eleanor
Peacefully after alengthy illness at Providence Centre on April 10, 2006. Yvonne, beloved daughter of the late Valmon and Romayne LEBLANC. Loving sister of Dyanna LEBLANC- BENDLE and her husband Barry, Valmon J. and his wife Jane RUSH- LEBLANC, Roy LEBLANC and Garry H. LEBLANC. Cherished aunt of Barry V., Ross D., and Dale P. BELLEFONTAINE, and Valmon J., Robert and Suzanne LEBLANC. Yvonne will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched, and was a long-time employee of Petro Canada. Her passions included her association with Day-A-Way Tours and her love for arts and crafts. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2305 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere), cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Parish in Timberlea, Nova Scotia at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Yvonne's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BELLEROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
BELLEROSE, Jeffrey Paul
Peacefully at home in London, Ontario, surrounded by his loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, June 10, 2006, Jeffrey Paul BELLEROSE, in his 52nd year. Dear husband of Cynthia and loving father of David, Brendan, Adam and Pamela. Beloved youngest son of Evelyn and David BELLEROSE. Loving and loved brother of Sara (Denny), Steven and David. Also survived by several nieces and nephews; Joanne, Lisbeth, Jim, Emily, Gregory, Jennifer, Kevin and Sally. He will be sadly missed by his many dear Friends and neighbours. Many thanks to all the staff and caregivers at the London Regional Cancer Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses and Community Care Access Centre Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 12 noon. Cremation with interment in Toronto at a later date.

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BELLEVILLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-30 published
MacKAY, Wilma Blanche (née REDNER)
Peacefully at Lee Manor, Wilma went to be with the Lord in heaven on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Wilma MacKAY (née REDNER) of Owen Sound in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Jim MacKAY. Dear mother of Don and his wife Christine of Bowmanville, Bob and his wife Debra of Carleton Place, Ken and his wife Tamara of Owen Sound and Linda MacKAY of Waterloo. Sadly missed by eight grandchildren Jaime-Lynn and her husband Carl SHIDELER, Melissa and her friend Darren McCREADY, Lindsey, Alicia, Craig, Kevin and his fiancée Candice RAAB, Sarah and Jessie. Daughter of Bernard REDNER and his wife Doris BELLEVILLE and the late Aletha (née BIRD.) Also survived by three brothers Ron REDNER and his wife Laura of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Jim REDNER and his wife Mairi of Ottawa and Gordon and his wife Lynda of Belleville, six sisters Beverly and her husband Rev. Fred FUTERS of Guelph, Eleanor and her husband David AUSTIN of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Margaret and her husband John ANDERSON, of Red Deer, Alberta, Mary and her husband Dick TODD of Peterborough, Sylvia and her husband Jack BROAD of Mississauga and Joy REDNER of Toronto and two brothers in law Bill MacKAY and his wife Barb of Belleville and Harry and his wife Margaret of Ottawa. Predeceased by a daughter Ellen PELTSCH and a sister Marilyn LANGMAN. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Wilma's Life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. Dr. Ted CREEN officiating. Visiting at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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BELLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
BELLIN, Martin

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BELLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-27 published
RAGONETTI, Barbara Stafford (née BELLING)
Peacefully, at Saint_Joseph's Hospital on Christmas morning. Beloved wife of the late Frank RAGONETTI. Devoted mother of John, Chris and his wife Catherine CHANG. Cherished Nana of Benjamin, Samantha, Thomas and Kate. Dear friend of Jay SMITH. She will be greatly missed by her loving cousins Betty TOSSELL, Joyce FISH and Richard BELLING of Devon, England. Quite simply she was a wonderful person in every respect and words cannot express how much she will be missed. Our sincere thanks to Doctor Tim CUDDY and the wonderful nurses and doctors at Saint_Joseph's Hospital for their tremendous care and kindness over the years. Friends may call at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 2241 New Street, Burlington, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint_Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, or the charity or your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BELLINO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-23 published
FAZARI, Teresa
Surrounded by her family, God called Teresa peacefully on April 21, 2006 at the age of 79. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Pasquale. She will be cherished by her dear children Rachele (Daniele RESTIVO), Nancy (Sam CONDO), Mary (Frank BELLINO), and Joe (Victoria). She will always be remembered by her twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her brother, sister, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332) on Sunday and Monday from 4-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9: 30 a.m. from St. Peter Roman Catholic Church (100 Bainbridge Ave., at Martingrove Rd). Entombment to follow at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (on Hwy. 27, south of Hwy. 7). In lieu of flowers, the Fazari family will accept donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BELLISSIMO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
SARRACINI, Benito
Passed away peacefully on February 26, 2006, at home at the age of 74. Loving husband of Vincenza. Devoted father of Anna (Domenic BELLISSIMO), Tony (Teresa) and Sandra (Ben ALBERGA). He will be greatly missed by his 7 grandchildren: Lisa, Julia, Carla, Andrea, Daniel, Domenic and Michael. He had a passion for life, family, Friends and Florida. Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home Woodbridge Chapel, (4671 Highway 7, just west of Pine Valley Drive 905-851-9100) on Tuesday 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. David's Church (2601 Major Mackenzie Drive, Maple). Entombment to follow at Westminster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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BELLISSIMO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-31 published
BELLISSIMO, Domenica
Peacefully on Thursday March 30, 2006 at the Toronto Western Hospital. Domenica, beloved wife of the late Nicola. Dear mother of Rochelle and her husband Julio DI CARLO and Kim and the late Lorenzo BELLISSIMO. Loving grandmother of Cristina, Nica, Frank, Danielle, Nicolle, Michael and her other grandchildren Frank and Micki. Dear sister of Angela, Vito, Giovanna, Pina and Tommaso. Family and Friends may call at the McDougall and Brown Funeral HomeS 1812 Eglinton Ave. West (at Dufferin St.) 416-782-1197 on Friday March 31, 2006 from 5 p.m.-8: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church (640 Glenholme Ave.) on Saturday at 11 a m. Entombment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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