BENEDIKTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
BENEDIKTY, Ondrej
Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Maria for 58 years. Loving father of Lubo, and Eva SINGER and her husband Ivan, cherished Starky of Diana and Kristina. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 1444 Davenport Road, on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Meadowvale Cemetery.

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BENENATI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
BENENATI, Gerald " Gerry" Anthony
At Bluewater Health Norman Street Site, Sarnia on Thursday, March 16, 2006 Gerald (Gerry) Anthony BENENATI, age 65 of Sarnia. Gerry was a member of the Sarnia Umpires Association, the Sarnia Sting Booster Club and was an avid bowler for many years. Beloved husband of Merilyn (FURNESS) BENENATI for 43 years. Loved father of Sherry CICCHINI and her husband Rocco. Dear grandfather of Rachel CICCHINI, "the apple of his eye." Brother of Fred and Angie BENENATI of London, Jo-Ellen and Keith KARLSON of Niagara Falls. Survived by his mother-in-law Ruth FURNESS and sister-in-law Norma STACEY and her husband Jim. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Jennie BENENATI and by his father-in-law Alex FURNESS. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (519) 542-5541. Cremation will follow. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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BENENATI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-28 published
BENENATI, Merilyn (née FURNESS)
After a short and courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that the family of Merilyn BENENATI, age 63, announces her passing. Loving wife and best friend for 43 years of the late Gerry BENENATI (March 2006.) Daughter of Ruth FURNESS and the late Alex FURNESS (1999.) Loving mother of Sherry CICCHINI and her husband Rocco. Dearest grandmother to her pride and joy Rachel. Sister of Norma STACY (Jim) of London. Sister-in-law to Fred BENENATI (Angie) of London, Jo Ellen KARLSON (Keith) of Niagara Falls. Merilyn will be missed by her aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her in-laws Joseph (1995) and Jenny (1983) BENENATI. Merilyn started driving school bus in 1974 when her family moved to Sarnia. Over the years she drove many students safely to and from school. She volunteered for the Junior B Lacrosse team and got them to their games and tournaments. She played in the Ladies Fast Ball League and later become involved with helping coach along side Gerry. She volunteered with the SMAA, stood by Gerry's side with the Sarnia Umpires Association and was a member of the Sarnia Sting Booster Club. Both Merilyn and Gerry met a lot of people throughout their short life and they were inspired by all. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation will follow. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BENES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
BROUSSEAU, John Allan
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Louise. Devoted father of Alan (Greer BUCKINGHAM) and Lorne (Melissa BENES.) Loving son of Normand and the late Margaret. Brother of Ann (Dick MARTIN) and Debbie (John CRAWLEY.) The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), for a service in the chapel on Monday, May 1st at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 or Sick Children's Hospital Foundation, 525 University Avenue, 14th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 would be appreciated.

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BENESH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-15 published
Mark FARRELL, Newspaper Publisher (1913-2006)
Controversial top man at The Windsor Star and the Montreal Gazette was never reluctant to skewer sacred cows, but always remained a stickler for truth and integrity
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- Mark FARRELL arrived as publisher of The Windsor Star in 1969, driving a green Volkswagen Beetle festooned with flower decals. His young daughters, who put them on, had assured him they would easily wash off. They didn't, and the splashy foreign car, in the home of Chrysler Canada, was to become a symbol of a brash new direction for the previously staid newspaper.
During his four years in Windsor, Mr. FARRELL gave the Star's editorial support to the New Democratic Party in the 1972 federal election, the first time any Canadian newspaper had endorsed the party, and organized one of the country's first press councils.
As publisher of the Montreal Gazette, from late 1972 to 1977, he supported language rights for French-speaking Quebeckers and encouraged an era of award-winning investigative journalism. Earlier in his career, he supervised the building of Canada's largest rotogravure printing plant for Standard Publishing in Montreal, and played a key role in creating two of the most-read publications in the country's history, Weekend and Perspectives magazines.
A left-leaning social democrat from his days at McGill University, Mark FARRELL was never reluctant to skewer sacred cows, but was a stickler for truth and integrity. He lived with a stammer he could not control, but never allowed it to hold him back. In his personal time, he was an avid outdoorsman and expert skier, a caring family man and a lover of black poodles.
"Mark was every reporter's dream of what a publisher should be," says Tim Creery, editorial page editor of the Montreal Gazette under Mr. FARRELL. "He stood up to advertising and political pressure on editorial content. He applauded vigorous and deep-digging reporting. He encouraged outspoken editorials favouring the interests of ordinary people and denouncing privilege."
The second of four sons of Montreal stockbroker Gerald FARRELL and the former Eileen O'MEARA, Mark FARRELL was born into money. When he was 6, his father died. The boy attended Selwyn House, a private school in Montreal for a few years until his mother moved the family to England, where he and two brothers went to Ampleforth College, a prestigious Catholic boys' boarding school that their father had attended. In his unpublished memoirs, written with Mr. Creery's assistance, Mr. FARRELL described being the only boy since the school started to receive a caning of 13 strokes.
Returning to Canada, he earned a commerce degree at McGill University, yet the only diploma he ever posted on his office wall was from a six-week sociology course at Moscow University's American Institute. During the Depression, he turned a $5,000 inheritance into nearly $20,000 on the stock market and then lost it all. At the same time, he worked for free as managing editor of Canadian Forum, a left-leaning intellectual magazine, and as treasurer of the Ontario branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the predecessor of the New Democratic Party.
After becoming a chartered accountant, he was hired as promotion manager at Montreal Standard Publishing Co. He married his first wife, Joanna WRIGHT, on the eve of the Second World War, but was turned down by the military because of his stammer. Instead, he worked for the British Air Commission in New York, where he became internal auditor and signed cheques totalling $1.5-billion for British purchases of U.S. aircraft and supplies. Returning to Standard Publishing, he became a director and the right-hand man of John McConnell, son of owner J.W. McConnell.
At Standard, he supervised the construction of a state-of-the-art rotogravure printing plant and helped found Weekend and Perspectives, weekly English and French magazines that were carried in Saturday editions of newspapers across the country. Their combined circulation of 2.5-million was a Canadian record.
After separating from his first wife in the late 1940s, Mr. FARRELL married Florence WALL, a Weekend employee, in 1952. In 1969, Mr. FARRELL was hired to run The Windsor Star after two members of the owning GRAYBIEL family died in quick succession. According to his memoirs, he accepted the offer, which he had previously turned down, after being squeezed out in a power struggle at Standard Publishing. Told to act as through he owned The Windsor Star, he redesigned its layout, sponsored a regular broadcast on U.S. Public Television in Detroit to tell Americans about Canada, and made Peter BENESH, an immigrant from Czechoslovakia, a member of the editorial board at the age of 23. Mr. BENESH recalls his boss regularly quoting H.L. Mencken's adage: "A journalist's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
While at the Star in 1971, Mr. FARRELL set up a press council to consider local complaints. It became the model for the Ontario Press Council. He also led a successful editorial campaign to bring Windsor's U.S.-owned CKLW radio station into Canadian hands, says Hugh NANGLE, who served under Mr. FARRELL on the editorial boards in both Windsor and Montreal. In 1972, the Southam newspaper chain transferred Mr. FARRELL to Montreal.
Under Mr. FARRELL, The Windsor Star was the first large daily to support the New Democratic Party in a federal election, and the first to call for legalization of marijuana and abortion, Mr. NANGLE says. Mr. FARRELL also curtailed the influence of the Liberal Party over The Windsor Star and of the Conservative Party over the Gazette, he says. Under Mr. FARRELL, the Gazette supported the aspirations of Quebec nationalists, but not calls for separation.
"He was a patrician and had the air of a patrician," says Henry Aubin, an award-winning investigative reporter under Mr. FARRELL and now a Gazette columnist. "He could take on the anglo establishment as one of their own on equal terms. He could have been one of the boys." Mr. Aubin credits Mr. FARRELL with supporting investigative reporting and helping the staff set up a code of ethics for reporters.
Mr. FARRELL had a showdown with The Windsor Star's mechanical unions in 1970, when they staged a two-week sit-in strike in the pressroom. According to James BRUCE, then assistant city editor and later the Star's editor and publisher, Mr. FARRELL staged a sit-in of his own by staying in his office. Publication resumed in two weeks, thanks to a federal labour mediator.
A Time magazine article from the mid-seventies called the Gazette "Canada's most improved newspaper," thanks to Mr. FARRELL and his predecessor, Denis Harvey. It credited Mr. FARRELL with increasing the news budget by 40 per cent in two years, adding editorial staff and hiring managing editor Lindsay Crysler, who launched an era of investigative journalism, and Tim Creery, who gave the editorial and op-ed pages "some bite."
Terry Mosher, the Gazette's editorial cartoonist who signs his drawings Aislin, says Mr. FARRELL gave permission for him to run some controversial pieces early in his career. One of the Queen resulted in the publication of three days of angry letters from readers. Mr. FARRELL left the Gazette in 1977, moving with his wife to a ski property in Stowe, Vt. Later, they moved to Morrisville, Vt. In his retirement, he continued his passion for downhill skiing until 85. His greatest thrill came in 1970, when he did Switzerland's Haute Route, a hut-to-hut trek that involves downhill and cross-country skiing and climbing. Mr. FARRELL talked about social issues even at home, says Willa FARRELL, the youngest of his three daughters. When she was a child, she recalls him lamenting that the newspaper industry was built on the child labour of carrier boys.
Norman Redlich, a former dean of law at New York University and a long-time vacation friend in Vermont, says Mr. FARRELL once told him that the U.S. First Amendment protecting freedom of the press is an old whore that should be retired. "His point was: If you can't verify it, don't print it," Mr. Redlich says. "I've always thought it was an excellent thing for a publisher to say."
Mark FARRELL was born in Montreal on January 22, 1913.
He died of pneumonia on April 6, 2006, in Morrisville, Vt. He was 93. He is survived by his wife, Florence, and their daughters Fiona FARRELL and Willa FARRELL.
He also leaves Sally KININMONTH, his daughter from his marriage to Joanna WRIGHT, several grandchildren and his brother, Charles. An infant son, Mark, died after one day in 1957.

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BENESH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-01 published
WATTERS, Hazel Elizabeth "Betty" (formerly KUEHNER)
Passed away peacefully at The Beverley Centre, Midnapore in Calgary on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at the age of 86. Betty was predeceased by her first husband Captain Gordon Voelker "Pete" KUEHNER, United States Air Force, missing in action, Korea and by her second husband James S. "Hamish" WATTERS on May 4, 2006. Betty was a dearly loved and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her son Richard KUEHNER (Randi,) granddaughter Jennifer KUEHNER- BENESH (Scott,) grand_son Stephen KUEHNER (Melissa) and great-grandchildren Kindred, Mason, Mackenzie and Alivia. She also leaves behind her closest and life long friend June McLEAN and her dear cousin Joan CLARKE. Betty was born in Windsor, Ontario on July 13, 1920. She attended Whitney school and Jarvis Collegiate in Toronto. Betty was an elegant lady, an avid and accomplished bridge player and had a unique sense of humour. She always referred to the number "13" as her lucky number. She will be missed by her family, Friends and acquaintances. The funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Friday, November 3rd at 11 o'clock. The family will receive Friends during the hour prior to the service. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If Friends so desire, donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8.

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BENEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-23 published
SPENCE, Linda Ann (née DONNELLY)
Of Saint Thomas on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 58th year. Dearly loved mother of Angela and her husband Johnny NOOREN of Saint Thomas and Aimee SPENCE and her partner Bill BENEST of Guelph, loved daughter of Lois (TURNER) DONNELLY and the late Lawrence DONNELLY. Loving sister of Bill DONNELLY, Jim and Barb DONNELLY, Wayne DONNELLY and partner Judy ADCOCK all of Saint Thomas. She was predeceased by sister-in-law Lorraine DONNELLY. Lovingly remembered by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Linda was born March 9, 1949 in Saint Thomas and had worked for the Association of Community Living. A Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 10: 00 a.m. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with burial of ashes to be interred in Holy Angels Cemetery. Donations may be made to Crohn's or Colitis Foundation.

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BENFORD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
BENFORD, Thomas and Lena
In loving memory of my dear father Thomas who passed away January 6th 2005, and my dear mother Lena who went to be with God November 30th, 1978. We miss you both. The wonderful values you taught will be a part of your great legacy. The saying "You never really miss them until they are gone" is so true. Wish you both had lived to see your son Allan get married on your anniversary April 18th, 2005. Loved and remembered always, daughter Charlene, son-in-law Gus, grandchildren Brad and Vicky, great-grandchildren Kalei, Hope and Tyson. Perry Settlement, N.B.

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BENGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
HARRIS, Douglas Grant (June 15, 1935-March 9, 2006)
In loving memory of our dear Dad, who died on March 9, 2006 of kidney failure after being diagnosed 2 weeks prior to his death with kidney cancer. Dad passed away peacefully after suffering in silence for months while he waited for his Doctors to diagnose his illness. Beloved husband of Jennifer. Dear father to Steve HARRIS (Nancy) of Hornings Mills, Kim NIPPARD (Ross) of Brampton, Bonnie KELLY (Philip) of Burlington and Lisa BENGE (Andrew) of London. Grandpa to 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Wilhemine "Babe" and Grant Minor "Peg" HARRIS and brothers Jerry and Blake. Dad was a member of the Blue Mountain Lodge, Coquitlam, British Columbia Geisha Temple, Vancouver, British Columbia and Past Master of Tuscan Lodge, Sarnia. Sadly missed by Steve, Kim, Bonnie and Lisa and the rest of our family.

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BENGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
KEEBLE, Gordon Frederic
Peacefully, in hospital, Thursday, May 4, 2006. Beloved husband of Midge Ellis KEEBLE, dearly loved father of Jon (Catherine RATHBUN), Elizabeth, David (Melodie BENGER), and grandfather of Jesse BROWN, Elijah BROWN, Karina, Simon, Edward and Jeremy. A noted broadcaster, Gordon, at various times, was chief announcer at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, co-founder, President and Chairman of CTV Television Network and President of Keeble Cable. He was also an avid philatelist and advisor to Canada Post on new stamp designs. In 1967, he was awarded the Centennial Medal "In recognition of his valuable service to the nation". A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 11: 30 a.m. Reception to follow. The family expresses grateful thanks to the staff at the Montfort Hospital and Governor's Walk for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations for a scholarship in Gordon Keeble's name can be made to the Office of University Advancement, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3. Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143

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BENGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
GARCEAU, Bernard
Suddenly after a long battle with myeloma, on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at the age of 77. Beloved husband and best friend of Lucette. Loved father of Dominique, Mariane and Louis. Cherished papa of Gail and Hayley. Special thanks to Dr. Ann BENGER and all of the staff at Juravinski Cancer Centre for all of your care. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where Service of Remembrance will take place Monday, February 6, 2006, at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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BENGLIAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
TUNTOGLU, Azaduhi (TUNDAIAN)
Peacefully at Leisureworld on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Loving wife of the late Papken. Dear mother of Shayen, Dikranuhi and her husband Vahan BENGLIAN, and Ani and her husband Ron ADAIR. Grandmother of Laura, Richard and David. Beloved sister of Bercuhi MARTAYAN and the late Mihran KAZAN. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 21st. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 22nd at 10 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Hayastan Foundation Canada, 5005 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 208, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K1.

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BENHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-23 published
BENHAM, Stanley
In loving memory of my best friend and husband, Stanley BENHAM, who passed away March 23, 1993.
No one knows the silent heartache,
Only those who have loved can tell,
The grief we bear in silence,
For the ones we loved so well.
Your loving wife, Dorothy.

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BENHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-24 published
GALBRAITH, Kenneth Lloyd (1933-2006)
Suddenly, on Sunday, October 22nd, 2006, at his home in Georgetown. Ken devoted husband of Judith (née PURTON) for the past fifty years. Much loved father of Mark (Sylvia) of Fergus, John (Shirley) of Georgetown, Claire HOUSE (Ed) of Guelph, Jeanie TURNOUT (Paul FERRARO) of Georgetown and Trish STEVENSON (Owen) of Calgary. Very proud grandfather of 2 granddaughters and 10 grand_sons. Survived by his sisters Alyne BURNS, Donna GALBRAITH and Pat BENHAM. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Friday October 27th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In memory contributions to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or the Lung Association would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BENINATI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
BENINATI, Robert
Suddenly on January 14, 2006. Life long partner of Robert SCHOTT of Toronto, loving son of Marissa and Emanuel BENINATI of Toronto, brother of Francis ("Chich") and his wife Alice of Chicago, Illinois. Robert will be sadly missed by many Friends and colleagues. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 18 from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Ralph Day Funeral Home, 180 Danforth Avenue East. A funeral service celebrating Robert's life will be held Thursday, January 19th at 2: 00 p.m., followed by a reception. Memorial donations to Casey House Foundation (119 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1P2, 416-962-7600) would be appreciated by the family.

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BENJAFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-08 published
BEATTIE, Jeann
By Joan HOTSON and Gail BENJAFIELD, Page A18
Writer, intellectual, educator, inspiration, mentor, friend. Born May 21, 1922, in St. Catharines, Ontario Died September 17, 2005, in St. Catharines, from complications of surgery, aged Jeann BEATTIE projected such an aura of strength that we thought she would live forever. She was a stylish woman with great flair and dignified bearing. We would have never condescended to regard her as "old."
The only child of Frances and Frederick BEATTIE (a St. Catharines councillor and local businessman), the precocious Jeann, at 11 years old, was answering telephones in Liberal headquarters on election day.
In 1944, after four years on the St. Catharines Standard newspaper, she studied journalism at Columbia University in New York and political science at the New School of Social Research after which she joined the New York office of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
In 1950, Jeann won the prestigious Ryerson All Canada Fiction Award for her first novel, Blaze of Noon. She often said she wrote it because her father went about saying she would. She credited her father with shaping her fundamental ethics; she absorbed his staunch liberalism and sense of social justice.
She remained a single woman and had a long career including her work at Maclean's magazine; articles and essays in major Canadian magazines and newspapers; three books; and producing a daily television show on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television. She counted as Friends a number of famous literati such as Pierre BERTON.
In later years she conducted writing workshops at St. Catharines Centennial library, co-opting and inspiring many loyal followers in her two decades of dedication to the craft.
She was an intriguing mixture of sophistication and innocence. Astute and well informed, she retained a naïve sense of wonder and continued to be captivated by new ideas. "Fascinating! Fascinating!" she'd say with relish. In recent years she instituted the stimulating Plato workshop series, a venue, in her words, "…for deepening our understanding of what is going on in our marvellous, frightening, confusing and exciting world."
Prominent among her unassailable core values was a strong sense of justice tempered by compassion, the kind that is forged from life experience, intelligent contemplation of self and the fair and rigorous examination of all sides of an issue. She was once coshed on the head by an intruder, a disadvantaged youth for whom she ultimately became an advocate in the justice system. Her book And The Tiger Leaps is an account of that experience.
A woman of unwavering conviction, she was a singularly persuasive advocate promoting tolerance and social justice, particularly for women. Always open to an opposing cogent argument, she could generously admit she was wrong.
Her friend Robert Fulford's words capture her self-effacing humour: "I remembered her as a spirited and enthusiastic professional with a fine sense of humour, directed at the world around her and above all at herself."
Her Friends watched helplessly as she endured a painful decline. The enormous outrage we felt on her behalf was left unexpressed in the face of her tremendous dignity and fortitude, as she was the antithesis of victimhood. Independent and proud, she bore her vicissitudes with a strong will in a manner expressed by one of her characters: "…without self-pity's confusing whimpers and distortions."
Many Friends attended her memorial service and spoke of how profoundly inspired they had been by Jeann. Her example will be long remembered.
Joan HOTSON and Gail BENJAFIELD are Friends and admirers of Jeann BEATTIE.

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
MILLSON, Charles Glenn
At his home on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Charles Glenn MILLSON of Woodstock in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Maida Madeline MILLSON (née BENJAMIN.) Dear brother of Noreen HALE, Violet CLARK, Shirley (Fred) DAWDRY and Jean MILLSON. Loved uncle of several nieces, nephews and brother-in-law of several brothers and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary MILLSON and brothers George, Kenneth and Gord MILLSON. A graveside service will be held in the Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll. Contributions to the Lung Association, Oxford County would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock, 539-0004. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-25 published
MORLEY, Frances " Fran" Marie (née BENJAMIN)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, January 20th, 2006, Frances "Fran" Marie (BENJAMIN) MORLEY of London in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of Ralph MORLEY for 18 years. Dear daughter of Barb and Roy BENJAMIN of Wallaceburg. Dear sister of Martha SIMMONS and her husband Ken, Geraldine BENJAMIN and Beverly MYERS and her partner Dave all of Wallaceburg. Dear daughter-in-law of Kathleen MORLEY and the late Russell MORLEY of Exeter. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley COOPER and her husband Floyd of Exeter, Barb LOVIE and her husband Ken of Shipka, Ontario, Gerald MORLEY and his wife Cathie of London and Karen MORLEY of Bruderheim, Alberta. Also loved by many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, January 26th, 2006 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy London and Area, 123 St. George Street, Unit L 10, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
HUEY, Gordon Glen
A resident of Chatham and former resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully at Meadow Park on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 in his 88th year. Gordon was the son of the late William and Carrie (DEYO) HUEY. Beloved husband of the late Jessie Maud TICE. Dear stepfather of Lottie-May and the late Ross McCORMICK. Loved grandfather of Garnet, Christine, Frank, Lori and Douglas. Great-grandfather of Lance, Curtis, Elizabeth, Frank, Jessie, Victoria, Chantel, Donald and Daniel. Great-great-grandfather of Emma. Brother of Bert and Marceline HUEY and the late Margaret and Fred HOLLING. Uncle of Carol and Charles BENJAMIN, Linda and Paul OLDERSHAW, Lee and Carol HOLLING, great-uncle of Sandra BARR, Susan BENJAMIN, Michael and Nicole HOLLING, great-great-uncle of Desmond and Marcus BARR. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street, in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Brian HORROBIN at the funeral home on Monday, November 6 at 1 p.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired remembrances to Huntington's Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231.

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-16 published
KIRWIN, Sheila (O'REILLY)
At Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Sheila (O'REILLY) KIRWIN, formerly of Mt. Elgin, in her 81st year. Wife of the late Patrick KIRWIN (1988.) Dear mother of Kathy and her husband John BENJAMIN of Salford, Phillip of Alberta, Paula and her husband Marco HUEGIN of Verschoyle, Joseph and his wife Christine of Embro, Patricia and her husband Mark COWAN of Tillsonburg and Bill and his wife Denise of Tillsonburg. Dear mother-in-law of Sylvia KIRWIN of Salford. Dear sister of Kevin O'REILLY and his wife Blanche of Kitchener and Bernard O'REILLY and his wife Jean of Point Claire, Quebec. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by one son Jerry (1994). Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday at 3: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Ingersoll on Friday, November 17, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
SHEPHERD, Jacqueline Lorraine (née LEDREW)
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home, on Friday, January 27, 2006, at the age of 73, surrounded by her loving and caring family. Jacqueline (née LEDREW,) dearly loved wife of Jack SHEPHERD. Predeceased by son Richard. Deeply loved by her daughters Kim, Jill and Megan, who graciously and unselfishly cared for her at her bedside, and her sons John and Joey. Sorrowfully missed by her sons-in-law Bob, Fred and Aaron and daughter-in-law Wendy. Beloved Nana to her 16 grandchildren, Jay, Jen, Ashley, Richie, Jackie, Aimee, Madison, Mellissa, Fred, Joey, Jack, Mandy, Stephanie, Samantha, Ricky and Katie and three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Mackenzie and Joey. Forever in the hearts of her 17 brothers and sisters across Canada. Friends will be received at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W. in Oakville (one block east of Kerr Street, on south side), 905-842-2252, on Monday, January 30 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 31 from 9-11 a.m. Eulogies afterwards in the Chapel. Interment follows at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lynne BENJAMIN and nurses Anne, Judy, Marissa and Sue for their wonderful care in helping her live her last days at home.

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
HOOD, Margaret Evelyn (née FORTUNE)
Peacefully with her family by her side, on Monday, February 6, 2006, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Page and parents George and Maude FORTUNE. Loving mother of Robert (Faye KOSHEL), Bev (Jim COLLINS), Ginny (Fulvio) SALVATI and Frank (Debbie LOGAN.) Adoring grandma of Jesse, Tyler, Brendan, Drew, and Emily. Dear sister of the late Frank and Ken FORTUNE and Eula GROSSKURTH. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jonathan ABRAMS, Dr. Lynn BENJAMIN and Community Care Access Centre of North York and Halton - Palliative Care Units in allowing us to keep our mom at home. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held in the Ward Chapel on Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Carpenter House Hospice or the Hill House Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be send to margaret.hood@wardfh.com

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-15 published
GOODFELLOW, Julia Agatha (Elsie)
Peacefully in her sleep, in Ottawa, on Monday, March 13, 2006 surrounded by her loving family and close Friends at the age of 87 years old. She is predeceased by her loving husband Charles H.A. Goodfellow, to whom she was married for 38 wonderful years in Guyana, South America. She is survived by her three children, son Charles R.H. (Toronto,) two daughters, Sharon BENJAMIN (Miami) and June STEELE (Paul) (New York;) five grand_sons, Charles (Carol,) Robin, Alex, Wayne and Shane; two great-grand_sons, Nicholas and Jordan, and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Reception to follow after the services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
BENJAMIN, Thelma Ruth Jane
After a lengthy illness, on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institution, at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband Fred and son Ross. Loving mother of Paul (Marita) and Earl (Madeira). Devoted grandma of 8 grandchildren. Dear sister of Norine (Ray) UNDERHILL and Vivian WHARRY. A special heart-felt thank you to the medical staff of the Palliative Care Unit. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. at Downsview Baptist Church, 197 Downsview Ave. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to thelmabenjamin@wardfh.com

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BENJAMINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
VAN KLINKEN, Johannes " Joe"
Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer peacefully at his residence on Thursday, March 9, 2006 in his 54th year. Cherished father of Joshua (Jane) VAN KLINKEN, Kelly (Martin) VAN KLINKEN, Caleb (Sherry) PROVOOST, Brennah VAN KLINKEN and Ben VAN KLINKEN. Loved grandfather of Katie, Ashley, Alaya, Kaden, Jacob and Micah. Beloved son of Ben and Diny VAN KLINKEN. Dear brother of Maggie (Tom) WESTLAKE, Mary (Eric) BENJAMINS, Irene (Mark) MARION, Lorraine (Tim) TURKSTRA and their families. Joe will also be missed by good Friends William DEN BOK and Simon BELDMAN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Cornerstone United Church, 180 Waterloo Street, London, for visitation on Sunday from 7-9. Memorial Service will be on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone United Church. Interment of cremation at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BENJAMINSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-30 published
SCHEMBRI, Irene Stephanie (DYMUS)
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Nazareno SCHEMBRI. Dear mother of Maria and Michael BENJAMINSEN, Reno and Cheri SCHEMBRI, Angela SCHEMBRI and her fiance Dan ROMANO and Amelia and Lou DENES. Cherished grandmother of Brandon and Amanda BENJAMINSEN. Dear daughter-in-law of Maria SCHEMBRI. Dear sister-in-law of Carmen (Richard) TURNBULL. Dear sister of Michael DYMUS, Peter DYMUS and Mary (Eugene) CHORNEY. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock, where the funeral service will be held on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BENKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
MUNRO, Tessa (née WILKES) (July 26, 1958-January 15, 2006)
Mrs. Tessa MUNRO (née WILKES,) age 47, life long resident of Thunder Bay, passed away in St. Josephs Hospice after a courageous battle against cancer due to second hand exposure to asbestos. Her family and closest Friends surrounded her at her side. Tessa was foremost a family person who devoted herself to her family and Friends. While raising a family, Tessa assisted her husband, David, in building his business. Over the years Tessa enjoyed gardening, travel, family vacations, summer dinners on the deck of her home, bingo and her scratch tickets. Tessa especially loved to spend time with her children and granddaughter. Tessa will be sadly missed by her husband of 24 years, David; sons Colin and Christopher; daughter Kaitlin; and granddaughter Melanie (all living in Thunder Bay). She is also survived by her brothers: Arthur WILKES, David WILKES, Warren (Marie) WILKES, all of Thunder Bay, Kenneth WILKES (Edmonton;) her sisters Caren SLADE and Myrna (Milan) BENKA of Thunder Bay; mother-in-law, Patricia MUNRO of Mississauga; sisters-in-law: Kathy (Ernie) CAVILLIN, Karen (Joe) DESOUSA, Susan CHAPMAN, all of Mississauga; brothers-in-law Dennis (Debbie) MUNRO, British Columbia, and Rick (Diane) MUNRO, California, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Tessa also leaves behind many life long Friends and her loving and faithful companion, her dog Rufus. Her parents Charles and Edna WILKES; brother Lawrence WILKES; father-in-law Mike MUNRO and her dearest friend Jessie PHAIR predeceased Tessa. A short Celebration of Tessa's Life with 50's and 60's music will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th, followed by a luncheon at the Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario. A Private Family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation, or to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to express sincere and deepest gratitude to the dedicated people at the Regional Cancer Centre, and St. Joseph's Hospice who made her road more comfortable.

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BENKESSER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-13 published
THAMM, Inge (BENKESSER)
Entered into rest in G.B.R.H.C., Owen Sound, on Friday, September 8, 2006, in her 76th year. Inge (BENKESSER) THAMM, beloved wife of the late Robert THAMM. Dear mother of Edith THAMM (Dominic SILVESTRI) of Brampton, Rosa (David) MOULTON of Terrace, British Columbia and Robert THAMM of Dundalk. Loving grandmother of Debbie and Pamela SILVESTRI, Corey and Dylan MOULTON. Predeceased by a daughter Marianne THAMM. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Services were held in the chapel on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Heart Foundation or Markdale Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated.
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BENKO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-08 published
ROMAN, Carlo Alberto
Peacefully and surrounded by his family, at Meadowpark Nursing Home, London, on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, Carlo Alberto ROMAN, age 66, of London. Dear husband of Marilyn (McGUIGAN) of Chatham and the son of the late Anna (SPIZ) and Umberto ROMAN. Carlo was born in Cittanova, Italy and arrived in Halifax in June of 1957 with his family settling in Chatham. He worked at Navistar International for 33 years, retiring in 1999. He was a proud member of Lega Istriana of Southwestern Ontario. He will be sadly missed by: his 4 sons; Terry and his wife Tracy of London; Robbie and his wife Elizabeth of Blenheim; Marc of Brantford; and Christopher of London. His 3 grandchildren: Paige, Matthew and Ella. His brothers: Bruno and his wife Mariella of Niagara Falls, and Sergio ROMAN and Mary DELAEY of Chatham. His sister: Andreina and her husband Peter BERNARDI of Sarnia. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. Saturday December 9, and again on Sunday, December 10, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Parish Prayers will be offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 11 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Special thanks to Carlo's dear friend Angela BENKO for all her compassion and support. The family also wishes to thank the nursing staff of the Kent/Lambton Unit at Meadowpark Nursing Home for their dedication and support. In lieu of flowers donations to The Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit at Meadowpark Nursing Home would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com.

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BENMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-13 published
RAJSIC,William B. " Bill"
At London Health Sciences Centre (University Campus) on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. William B. (Bill) RAJSIC of Strathroy in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Mary RAJSIC (CAMPBELL.) Dear father of Catherine and Bruce FRENCH, John and Kathy RAJSIC and Dan and Susan RAJSIC. Loving grandfather of Matthew, Jaclyn, Gillian, Jason, Caitlin and David. Also survived by his brother Roy RAJSIC and friend Marg BENMORE and sister-in-law Inez RAJSIC, his special nephews Michael RAJSIC and his wife Ruth Ann, Dusko RAJSIC and his wife Boba and daughter Isodora, and close friend Donna LIGHTFOOT. Bill was a retired Chief Superintendent with the Ontario Provincial Police having 34 years of service and was also a dedicated member of the Strathroy Lions Club and Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Br. 116. Visitation at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, January 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. A Lions Club Memorial Service will be held Friday evening at 6: 45. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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BENMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-17 published
RAJSIC, William B. " Bill"
At London Health Sciences Centre (University Campus), on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, William B. (Bill) RAJSIC of Strathroy, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Mary RAJSIC (CAMPBELL.) Dear father of Catherine and Bruce FRENCH, John and Kathy RAJSIC, and Dan and Susan RAJSIC. Loving grandfather of Matthew, Jaclyn, Gillian, Jason, Caitlin, and David. Also survived by a brother Roy RAJSIC and friend Marg BENMORE and sister-in-law Inez RAJSIC, his special nephew Michael RAJSIC and his wife Ruth Ann and close family friend Donna LIGHTFOOT. Bill was a retired Chief Superintendent with the Ontario Provincial Police, having 34 years of service and was also a dedicated member of the Strathroy Lions Club and Royal Canadian Legion, Sir Arthur Currie Br. 116. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Friday, January 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. on Saturday. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Charles SEED officiating. A Lions Club memorial service was held Friday evening at 6: 45. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bill.

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BENN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-25 published
INGHAM, Elda Adelaide (née BRIEN)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Meaford on Monday, October 23, 2006. Elda INGHAM of Owen Sound in her 94th year. All who have known Elda INGHAM were blessed to have known a responsible, unpretentious, cheerful, consistent, artistic and humorous women who enriched our lives. There is no doubt she will be welcome in heaven. Elda was predeceased by her brother William Thomas BRIEN. She was the daughter of the late Carmen and Ina BRIEN. Elda is survived by her sister Helen and her husband Bill DANE; daughter Lynn INGHAM; son, Ted INGHAM; grand_sons Tavis APRAMIAN, Carmen INGHAM, Lorne INGHAM and Zale APRAMIAN. She was blessed with very caring neighbours in the “blue condo”, particularly Margaret and Frank BENN and Betty and Bert ARMSTRONG, who embraced her as “family”. A memorial service will be conducted at Central Westside United Church on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 11 o'clock with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Meaford Hospital Foundation or Central Westside United Church would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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BENN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-11 published
BENN, Dorothy Vonetta (née McLEAN)
A lifelong resident of Wallaceburg, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, January 8, 2006 in her 92nd year. Dorothy farmed on Stewart Line and had worked seasonally at Libbey's, Heinz, and Canadian Canners. She is the daughter of the late Arthur and Lena (WILCOX) McLEAN. Beloved wife of the late David (1974.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gerry and Liz BENN of London, Marilyn and David ANDERSON, Ruth and Mike HINDMARSH and Beckie and Rob VYVEY, all of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of David, Gary, Kevin, Stephen, Kathryn, Joy, Brian, Tracy, Tammy, Laura, Matt, Lena, Emily, Nicole, Jenessa and the late Scott and baby VYVEY. Great-grandmother of 19 great-grandchildren. Sister and sister-in-law of Doug and Alice McLEAN of Port Lambton, Jeannette McLEAN of Sarnia and the late Margaret BOGAERT, Charles, Virginia SLACK, James and Kenneth McLEAN. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street (at Elgin), in Wallaceburg from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday. The funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Brian ANDERSON and Reverend David BENN at the funeral home on Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m. The interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Community Fellowship Baptist Church or the Gideons may be left at the funeral home 519-627-3231.

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BENN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-12 published
WALLACE, Robert Murray McCheyne
Passed away peacefully at the Parkwood Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2006 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary WALLACE (1998.) Survived by his daughters Kim (Glen) KAMERMAN of London and Pam BENN of Belleville. Also survived by sisters Mae HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Whitby, Grace WALLACE of Pennsylvania and Margaret (Wilfred) BARKER of Barrie. Will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Leslie and sister Betty. A Memorial Service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Parkwood Palliative Care or Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca

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BENN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
COMEAU, George
Peacefully after a short illness at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Saturday September 9, 2006, George COMEAU of Komoka in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Carole COMEAU (née BLANCHARD.) Dear father of Wendy (Jim) HILL of Komoka, Lisa STANTON (Brian KESTELOOT) of London, Lora COMEAU (Mark BENN) of London, Michael COMEAU (Kathy MADRONICH) of Woodstock. Dear grandpa of Eric and Josh HILL, Nicholas (Tiffany) ADAM/ADAMS, Amanda and Kaitlyn COMEAU. Great-grandpa of Natalie, Olivia and Mallory. Remembered fondly by siblings Alma MUISE, Ida WORTHYLAKE, Bertha COMEAU, Hilda SAULNIER, Laura COMEAU, Fred, Raymond, Harold, Henry, and Anthony COMEAU, Eleanor HICKS, Jane MELANSON and predeceased by brother Tom and sister Lavenia. Friends may call at the Elliott-Maddill Komoka Chapel (22568 Komoka Road 519-264-1100) on Thursday, September 14 from 11am-12 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Reverend Don KEENLISIDE officiating. Interment Campbell Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BENN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
MUNRO, Barbara Marie " Bobbie" (née BENN)
Peacefully, at home on Sunday, February 26th, 2006 in her 74th year. Loving and devoted mother of Marilou and her husband Peter LANGENHAN, Stephen and his wife Shari MUNRO, and Andrew and his wife Susan MARTIN- MUNRO. Cherished grandmother of Catherine, Michelle, Michael, Thomas, Katelyn, Andrew, and Matthew. Survived by her dear sisters Catherine COOPER, Marian and her husband Bill ABBOTT, brother Bernard and his wife Marion BENN, and in-laws Carol and Michael KILLORAN. Bobbie will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Thursday, March 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, March 3rd, from 12 noon until 3 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue), on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment to follow Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, at 12 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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