BERESKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-11 published
Ian SCOTT, Lawyer And Politician: (1934-2006)
An Ontario politician with the air of a statesman, he was the social conscience of David Peterson's Liberal cabinet, writes Sandra MARTIN. In 1994, he suffered a devastating stroke that left him paralyzed but unbowed
By Sandra MARTIN with files by the late Donn DOWNEY, Page S9
Lawyer, civil-rights advocate and politician, Ian SCOTT had a silver tongue, a prodigious brain and an encompassing empathy. He also faced enormous hardships: His partner died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and, six months later, he suffered a devastating stroke that robbed him of mobility and his ability to speak. He refused to accept his infirmity and spent the next dozen years retraining his wayward speaking skills with the same determination that he had exerted pleading cases before the court or arguing public policy around the cabinet table or in the Ontario Legislature.
"He was one of the most eloquent speakers, and that was what made the stroke such a cruel twist of fate," said his old friend, Roy McMURTRY, Chief Justice of Ontario. "But he never gave up and he was an inspiration to all of us."
On the public front, he will be remembered as the Ontario attorney-general who, next to the premier himself, put the Liberal stamp on David PETERSON's government between 1985 and 1990, the years when the party spectacularly won, then lost, the reins of power in Ontario. At the time, it was difficult to find an important provincial initiative that did not carry the odour of Mr. SCOTT's all-too frequent cigarettes.
Ian SCOTT was the social conscience of the Liberal cabinet and emerged immediately as a cabinet leader when the Liberals took office with a minority government in 1985. Long before his election as a Liberal, he had had ties with the New Democratic Party, and he combined this with his powers of persuasion to negotiate a deal with the New Democrats that formally ended 43 years of Tory rule in Ontario.
Mr. SCOTT, Mr. PETERSON, Robert Nixon (treasurer) and Sean Conway (education minister) became known as the four horsemen of what started out to be a reform government. He spearheaded the attack on doctors to end extra billing and was the government's counsel against the free-trade agreement. After a period of soul searching, he came out in favour of the Meech Lake constitutional deal, although he was among the first to warn of its weaknesses.
"He was a colossus of provincial politics," said Mr. PETERSON. "He had an intellectual cachet and wit, an advocacy that was second to none, a capacity for very hard work, and he was cunning. He knew how to get what he wanted."
Mr. SCOTT was a superb counsel, one of the best of his generation, said Judge McMURTRY. "He had a marvellous career as a lawyer and contributed greatly politically." Commenting on Mr. SCOTT's accomplishments as attorney- general, Mr. McMURTRY mentioned the merger of county, district and high courts, the process for appointing provincial court judges and his respect for individual and human rights.
During his tenure as attorney-general, Mr. SCOTT "utterly transformed Ontario's justice system, and played an indispensable role in constitutional talks, and otherwise, in the life of his government," current Attorney-General Michael Bryant said in a statement yesterday. "He introduced Ontario's first Freedom of Information Act, brought in North America's first pay equity legislation and created an independent panel to recommend judicial appointments to ensure only the most qualified candidates were appointed to the bench. Mr. SCOTT also amended the Ontario Human Rights Code to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation."
George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, had a more personal observation. "I loved Ian SCOTT. As a politically active gay man coming out in the mid-'80s, he was an inspiration to me. I'll miss being his member of provincial parliament, and I am resigned to never quite filling his shoes. I have lost a friend and it makes me profoundly sad."
Ian Gilmour SCOTT came from a distinguished Irish Catholic family of lawyers and politicians, including Sir Richard SCOTT, a proponent of separate school legislation, a speaker of the Legislative Assembly in Ontario and a cabinet minister in the governments of Edward Blake and Alexander Mackenzie and an influential senator during the Manitoba school debate in the 1890s. The eldest of six children of Ottawa lawyer Cuthbert SCOTT and his wife, Audrey (née GILMOUR,) Mr. SCOTT was born in the middle of the Depression. He went to Holy Cross convent, then Ashbury College.
His younger sister, Martha SCOTT, a fundraising consultant for the private sector, says he always knew he was gay. He never came out to his parents, but she says they probably suspected his sexual orientation. "They adored him, unreservedly," she said yesterday. Nevertheless, Mr. SCOTT admitted in a 1997 interview with Steve Paikin on TVOntario that his homosexuality had forced him to "compartmentalize" his personal and professional lives.
A gifted student, Mr. SCOTT entered Saint Michael's College at the University of Toronto at 17 and graduated with an honours degree in 1955. It was at university, probably in 1951, that he met Roy McMURTRY. "We spent the summer of 1955 working in Quebec City and living with two francophone families, hoping to master the French language," Judge McMURTRY recalled yesterday. "I don't know if either of us achieved our goal, but I think we developed a sensitivity and respect for the cultural and linguistic aspirations of our Québécois Friends, which influenced our future political careers." (In 1975, Roy McMURTRY, as attorney-general, committed Ontario to a bilingual court system; a decade later, Mr. SCOTT "tied up the loose ends" to complete the process.)
Mr. SCOTT graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1959, then articled with William HOWLAND, who was later appointed chief justice of Ontario. A labour lawyer, he formed his own law firm, Cameron, Brewin and Scott, in Toronto and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1973. He also taught law at Queen's University (where he earned a masters of law degree), McGill University, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the U of T.
Bob Rae, who followed Mr. PETERSON as premier of Ontario, was Mr. SCOTT's student in a public-sector labour-relations course at the University of Toronto in 1976. "He was funny and engaging as a teacher," Mr. Rae said. "Then I knew him a little bit as a colleague, because we were both labour lawyers and he supported me financially when I ran federally in 1978."
Despite not being with a long-established Bay Street firm, Mr. SCOTT assembled an impressive list of clients, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He was also the counsel for several high-profile public inquiries, acting for the Hospital for Sick Children during the Grange inquiry and counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Disturbances at Kingston Penitentiary, the Attorney-General's Task Force on Legal Aid and the royal commission into development of the Mackenzie Valley.
In 1981, he ran for the provincial Liberals against Margaret Scrivener in the riding of St. David, losing by just over 1,000 votes. He ran again in 1985 in a marquee contest against Julian Porter, a libel lawyer, chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission and scion of a prominent legal and political family in Ontario. This time, Mr. SCOTT won, the first Liberal to be elected in St. David in almost 50 years.
Mr. PETERSON, who had won the election with only 37.9 per cent of the vote, forged an alliance with Mr. Rae's New Democrats (which had received 23.8 per cent) to form what was called the Accord government. Mr. SCOTT served as attorney-general (succeeding Roy McMURTRY, who had held the post from 1975 to 1985 during William Davis's tenure as Conservative premier) until the Liberals were defeated by the New Democratic Party in 1990.
"He had consummate confidence in his own skills and abilities to persuade people to do what he wanted them to do, only because he was one of the greatest lawyers in the country," said Mr. PETERSON. "He could talk you into anything." He also liked the tension of public life, according to Mr. PETERSON, and he was steeped in a tradition of public service.
"To run a government," Mr. PETERSON said, "you need three guys a premier, a treasurer and an attorney-general." Mr. SCOTT, he said, "had an awful lot of influence" because of "his ability to speak, his advocacy, his passion, his Friendship with me." He "had his nose into every corner of that government because he was passionately interested in the policy issues and he was up to speed and he made contributions. He was a key guy at the cabinet table. People didn't trifle with him."
Sunday shopping, freedom of information, welfare changes and auto insurance all passed before Mr. SCOTT's tortoise-shell bifocals. Many New Democratic Party reforms, including changes to the court system, family law, native government and employment equity, were initiated under Mr. SCOTT's tenure as attorney-general. His portfolio also included responsibility for native affairs and women's issues, but he kept abreast of laws being drafted in all ministries, arguing that the province's chief law officer had to know the legal ramifications of any particular piece of legislation. One of his roles was to argue successfully before the Supreme Court in favour of protecting separate schools, in much the same way that his ancestor, Sir Richard, had done in the 19th century.
"He was a wonderful colleague, he was interested in everything, he was into everything," said Mr. Conway, a former cabinet colleague. "He was an outstanding attorney-general because he was an outstanding lawyer. He had a unique combination of sparkling intelligence and a wonderful curiosity."
Mr. SCOTT held on to his seat in the 1990 provincial election, but he didn't relish the opposition benches. He resigned in September of 1992 and returned to practising law at Gowling, Strathy and Henderson. Martha, his sister, said "he went into politics with an agenda, including law reform, and when he had accomplished that, he got out."
A confirmed smoker who had tried to kick the habit many times, he finally succeeded by wearing a nicotine patch. His partner, Kim YAKABUSKI, died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in 1993. In 1994, Mr. SCOTT suffered a devastating stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and suffering from severe aphasia. The medical experts thought he would end up in an institution, but "he wasn't interested in that life," said his sister.
He insisted on going home, persuaded his cleaning woman to come every day to get him dressed, and worked doggedly with speech therapist Bonnie BERESKIN, who not only taught him how to speak again but trained a key group of his legal colleagues and cronies (including Stephen Goudge, Ian Rolland and Chris Paliare) to work with him every day on his speaking skills. He recovered about 20 per cent of his speech and expanded his communication skills to include facial expressions, hisses, nods and telling looks.
"Here was a guy who had absolutely everything -- school was a snap and work was a snap," said Martha SCOTT. " You don't really imagine a person who has everything would have the resilience to deal with that kind off bad luck." Her brother, she said, was determined to reclaim as much of his life as possible. "I worked my ass off," he once said about his post-stroke recovery in a sentence remarkable for its length and its passion.
"Our Friendship grew after his stroke," Mr. Rae said. "He had a lot of guts and determination and he lived his live with panache right to the end. The greatest affliction that you can imagine for an advocate and an orator like Ian is losing the capacity of speech, but even then he had a way of communicating that was totally disarming. Occasionally, he would only be able to say yes or no, but he could take in everything and he used his eyebrows and his sense of humour [to communicate]."
Mr. SCOTT collaborated with Neil McCORMICK on a memoir, To Make A Difference, in 2001. He continued to have lunch with Friends in restaurants, using a scooter to get about town, and to attend the symphony. But, in the past couple of years, his health problems increased and he finally decided to let nature take its inevitable course.
Ian Gilmour SCOTT was born in Ottawa on July 13, 1934. He died in his sleep in Toronto yesterday after refusing treatment for a variety of illnesses, including cancer. He was 72. Predeceased by his partner, Kim YAKABUSKI, he leaves his five siblings and their families. The funeral will be held at Saint Michael's Cathedral in Toronto at 10: 30 a.m. on Friday.

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BERETZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
BERETZ, Helmut " Hal"
Finally at peace, Helmut passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in his home. He will be missed and remembered by Pauline and many Friends. A funeral service will be held at York Cemetery Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, 416-221-3404, on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation may be made to the charity of your choice. For more information, please visit www.etouch.ca

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BERETZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-03 published
BERETZ, Helmut " Hal"
Finally at peace, Helmut passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in his home. He will be missed and remembered by Pauline and many Friends. A Funeral Service will be held at York Cemetery Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, 416-221-3404, on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation may be made to the charity of your choice. For more information, please visit www.etouch.ca.

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BEREZOSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
BROTZEL, Mary Rose
Suddenly at her home on Monday, December 25, 2006, Mary Rose BROTZEL of Woodstock in her 79th year. Dear mother of Gerald BEREZOSKI (his friend Lynn) of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Shannon McHIELSON (Derek) of London and Cameron BEREZOSKI (Beverley) of Woodstock, and great-grandmother of four. Dear sister of Gene BROTZEL (Armande) of Woodstock and Jack BROTZEL (Faye) of Exeter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lawrence BROTZEL (1970) and Rose KUNTZ (1985,) and her husband Steve SZABO (1990.) Mary was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 1012, Woodstock, the Women's Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55, Woodstock, and the South Gate Centre. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Moose Lodge service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BERG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-10 published
BERG, Niesje " Nies" (née RAAPHORT)
Peacefully went to be with her Lord early Sunday morning April 9th, 2006 at the University Hospital in London surrounded by her children. Niesje BERG (née RAAPHORT,) beloved wife of the late Johannes (John). Loving mother of Henry and his wife Kathy, Terry and his wife Tilly, Elma and her husband David ELIASON, Ingrid, Michele and her husband Rob FLETCHER. Loving grandmother of Tim, Erika, Greg, Geoff, Jessica, Kimberly, Jonathan, Marieka, Michael, Maria and Emily. Great grandmother of Sydney. Dear sister of Gré and Corrie and her husband Jos, Jan and his wife Lenie. Sister-in-law of Ineke and Addy. Predeceased by her husband John, her daughter Joanne, her son Bev, her Sybille and brothers Dick, Ton and Kees. Friends may call at the Breckinridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Worship celebrating her life, will be conducted at the First Christian Reformed Church, 201- 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound on Thursday April 13 at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity which was closest to Nies's heart; Timothy Christian School would be appreciated by the family.

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BERG o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-13 published
Woman dies after crash
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Georgian Bluffs - The elderly Owen Sound driver of a car involved in a two-vehicle crash April 2 died in hospital Sunday. Neis BERG, 83, of Owen Sound died as a result of medical complications, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Wednesday.
The crash occurred about 1: 50 p.m. at the intersection of Grey roads 5 and 18. Mrs. BERG stopped for a stop sign on Grey Road 5 before crossing Grey Road 18 into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by a 65-year-old Toronto man. Mrs. BERG was expected to recover but complications arose and she died in London's University Hospital. A funeral service was to take place this morning at 11 at First Christian Reformed Church, 201 4th Ave. W., in Owen Sound.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-29 published
WRIGHT, Eugena " Jean" (née ROSE)
Surrounded by her family at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2006 in her 63rd year. Cherished mother of Margot Harvey, Michael Jones (Grace VAN DEN BERG) and Garth (Rhea) THOMAS. Loving grandmother of Dominique and Joseph. Dear sister of Andrew HAUGHTON. Eugena will also be remembered by her Christian brothers and sisters and their families at The Kingdom Hall. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday April 1, 2006 at The Kingdom Hall, 459 Second Street, London, Ontario. Cremation has taken place. Elder Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR will officiate at the service. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
BERG, Niesje " Nies" (née RAAPHORT)
Peacefully went to be with her Lord early Sunday morning April 9th, 2006 at the University Hospital in London surrounded by her children. Niesje "Nies" BERG (née RAAPHORT,) beloved wife of the late Johannes (John). Loving mother of Henry and his wife Kathy, Terry and his wife Tilly, Elma and her husband David ELIASON, Ingrid, Michele and her husband Rob FLETCHER. Loving grandmother of Tim, Erika, Greg, Geoff, Jessica, Kimberly, Jonathan, Marieka, Michael, Maria and Emily. Great grandmother of Sydney. Dear sister of Gré and Corrie and her husband Jos, Jan and his wife Lenie. Sister-in-law of Ineke and Addy. Predeceased by her husband John, her daughter Joanne, her son Bev, her sister Sybille and brothers Dick, Ton and Kees. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, 241 - 9th Street West Owen Sound (519-376-2326) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Service of Worship celebrating her life, will be conducted at the First Christian Reformed Church, 201 - 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound on Thursday April 13 at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity which was closest to Nies's heart; Timothy Christian School, Owen Sound would be appreciated by the family.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-27 published
FEDDEMA, Jack " Jacob Jan"
Surrounded by his loved ones, the Lord took home to be with Him in glory, Jack (Jacob Jan) FEDDEMA at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in his 72nd year, after a courageous battle with a long illness. Beloved husband, for 48 years, of Ann FEDDEMA of Strathroy. Loving father of Rick and Carmen FEDDEMA of Calgary, Ken FEDDEMA of Sarnia, Judy and Paul RIVARD of London, Anita FEDDEMA of Sarnia and Cathy and Grant LINNELL of London and grandfather of Kayla, Curtis, Kevin and Carissa FEDDEMA, Joy and Jenny FEDDEMA, and David and Julie LINNELL. Dear brother of Sharon FEDDEMA of London, John (pre-deceased) and Grace FEDDEMA of Lynden, Washington, Peter and Marge FEDDEMA of Kitchener, Grace and Ipe VANDER DEEN of Strathroy, Ann and Jan BERG of Guelph, Jane and Ed RYKEN of Edmonton and Rienk and Anne FEDDEMA of London. Visitation will be held at the Westmount Christian Reformed Church, 405 Drury Lane, Strathroy on Saturday, May 27 from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 28 from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the church on Monday, May 29 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Fred VANDER BERG officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee would be appreciated by the family. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements. (245-1023). A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jack.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
DOUMA, Harm Donald
Safe in the arms of His Savior, peacefully at Bluewater Health, Norman Site Sarnia on October 2, 2006 Harm Donald DOUMA of (Forest) Lambton Shores. Beloved husband of Susanna Johanna STROOMENBERG and loving father of Sophia and Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR of Milverton, Jeff and Tessie DOUMA of Windsor, Doug and Trish DOUMA of Thamesville and Chris DOUMA of Forest. Harm loved and cherished his 7 grandchildren Erin, Lauren, Joyce, Amanda, Tye, Madelaine and Claire. Dear brother of Jennie and Andy BERG, Donald and Jenny DOUMA, George and Hilda DOUMA, Martin and Agnes DOUMA, Susan SCHOUTEN, Peter DOUMA and Cindy DOUMA. Also remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Rita and in-laws Jan and Hope STROOMENBERG and brother-in-law Casey SCHOUTEN. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street, South, Forest. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. At Forest Community Church (formerly Forest Christian Reformed Church) Rawlings Rd. Forest with Pastor Rita KLEINGELTINK officiating. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home) Condolences for the family may be sent to ronnedodgefunh@execulink.com A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Harm" by the Dodge Family. Psalms 145: 4 "Each generation will announce to the next your wonderful and powerful deeds".

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-26 published
SIPKENS, Marie " Minke" (née BERG)
Surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health on Saturday, December 23, 2006 Marie (Minke) SIPKENS (BERG,) age 82, of Sarnia, was called to her eternal home by the Lord she loved. Beloved wife of the late William (Wietse) SIPKENS (2006.) Marie was a member of the Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, Sarnia. Dear mother of Marg and John VANSICKLE of Stoney Creek, John and Cathy SIPKENS of Wyoming, Ray SIPKENS of Dorchester, Helen and Paul DE BRUIN of Brights Grove, Herman SIPKENS of Sarnia, Bill and Margaret-Anne SIPKENS of Wyoming. Dearly loved grandmother of Sherri, Greg, Kelly, Julie, Janice, Michael, Darryl, Amanda, Tara, Justine, Heather, Elisha, Bill, Karisa, LeeAnn, Stephen and Kaelynn. Loving great-grandmother of Noah, Kaden, Kate and Olivia. Predeceased by her parents Renze and Maaike BERG. Dear sister of Herman and Nel BERG of Brights Grove, Fred and Clara BERG of Sarnia, Wilma and the late John VANDERLINDE of Sarnia, Meino and Lodewyk ZYLSTRA of Wyoming, Donna and Wilco VANDERWAL of Courtright, Pat and the late Wesley KOOTSTRA of Sarnia, Ina and Harry BOERSMA of Sarnia, Andy and Jennie BERG of Brights Grove, Martha BERG of Sarnia, Mike and Barb BERG of Bradenton, Florida. Predeceased by father and mother-in-law Jan and Helen SIPKENS. Dear sister-in-law of Francis and Tony BROUWER of Cambridge, Gertie and the late John SIPKENS of Wyoming, Stan and Leni SIPKENS of Sarnia, Clarence DEJONG and the late Gertrude of Sarnia, Agnes SIPKENS of Sarnia, Joan and John HUIZINGA of Sarnia, Earl and Janet SIPKENS of Sarnia, and Clara and Bill BARNEVELD of Woodstock. A special thank you to Doctor BOREK and the nursing staff of the 4th Floor at Bluewater Health -- Norman St. The funeral service will be held on Thursday December 28, 2006 at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church 1281 Exmouth Street, Sarnia at 1: 00 p.m. Internment at Blackwell Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sympathy donations gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-05-30 published
FEDDEMA, Jack Jan
The Lord took home to be with Him in glory Jack Jan FEDDEMA at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband for 48 years of Ann FEDDEMA of Strathroy. Loving father of Rick and Carmen FEDDEMA of Calgary, Ken FEDDEMA of Sarnia, Judy and Paul RIVARD of London, Anita FEDDEMA of Sarnia, and Cathy and Grant LINNELL of London and grandfather of Kayla, Curtis, Kevin, and Carissa FEDDEMA; Joy and Jenny FEDDEMA; and David and Julie LINNELL. Dear brother of Sharon FEDDEMA of London, the late John and Grace FEDDEMA of Lynden, Washington; Peter and Marge FEDDEMA of Kitchener, Grace and Ipe VANDER DEEN of Strathroy, Ann and Jan BERG of Guelph, Jane and Ed RYKEN of Edmonton, and Rienk and Anne FEDDEMA of London. Visitation was held at the Westmount Christian Reformed Church, Strathroy, on Saturday, May 27 from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service was held at the church on Monday, May 29 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Fred VANDER BERG officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jack.

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BERG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-09-12 published
LINKER, Klaas
In the twinkling of an eye, on September 6, 2006, the Lord took home His child, Klaas LINKER of Strathroy, in his 76th year. Loving husband of Patsy for 50 years. Loving dad and grandpa of Terry and Jane LINKER and their children Greg, Rachel, Jonathan and Melanie; Melinda and Henry HEUVING and their children Ashley, Sabrina, Travis and Lydia; Janice and William KLEEFMAN and their children Denise, Nathan, Ryan and Jason; and Allan LINKER and his children Nicole and Spencer. Dear brother of Dien and Dick VANKAMPEN, Harry and Marie LINKER, Jean and Dick DERUITER, John and Helen LINKER, Ann and (Jack) FEDDEMA, Jo-Anne and Thomas Abma, (Bart) and Tina LINKER and Henry and Anne LINKER and brother-in-law of George and Aafke YPMA, Siebe and Martha YPMA, Jacob and Pia YPMA, Louis and Sheila YPMA, Liz and George VANDEKUYT and Cathy and Mike WIND. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Westmount Christian Reformed Church, 405 Drury Lane, Strathroy on Sunday, September 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service was held on Monday, September 11 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Fred VANDER BERG officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Auxiliary or Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated by the family. Denning Brothers Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519-245-1023). A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Klaas.

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
WALLIS, Colin Ross " Bud"
On March 25th, 2006, in his 77th year, due to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, an illness with no known cause and no known cure. Colin was a born and bred Torontonian with undying loyalty to his city and his employer of over forty years, the late Moore Business Forms. He was a man who enjoyed a lifetime of good luck, who said if he had it to do all over again, there was not one single thing he would change. Colin leaves his wife Helen, Peterborough children Laura Kate (Patrick GRANLEESE,) Toronto, and Scott Cameron (Maggie BERG,) Kingston; beautiful bright granddaughters Rebecca and Emma, brother Jack, and numerous nieces and nephews; he was predeceased by his twin sister, Barbara, and his dear friend, John WARD. Bud abhorred funerals and cemeteries, and in a final, master stroke of procrastination, he willed his body to science in the hope that it will help in finding a cure for this strange disease that stalked him for the past two years. If you would like to share your memories of this happy man, and join in a possible memorial at a later date to raise a glass and bid him a fond farewell, please email hwallis@sympatico.ca.

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
DE COSSON, Josephine Mary Margaret " Joy"
Born in Wimbledon, England on March 19, 1918 - Joy died peacefully on September 26, 2006 at the West Vancouver Care Centre. She will be missed greatly by her large extended family throughout the world and her many Friends. She is survived by her husband of 62 years: Tony and her three children Anne (Larry BERG) and grand_sons Yasha, Toby and Sebastian, Alex (Jean RASMUSSEN) and grand_sons Nicolas and Thomas and granddaughter Kristen, and Pippa (Tom WOODS.) Cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, 2nd, 3rd cousins and great Friends too numerous to mention will miss her generosity of spirit, her dignity, her strength and sense of humour. She is predeceased by her parents and four siblings. There will be a prayer vigil and viewing on Monday Oct 2nd at 6 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Tuesday Oct 3rd at 10 a.m., at St Anthony's Parish, 2337 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, followed by refreshments in the church hall. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Denman Conservancy Association, P.O. BOX 60, Denman Island, British Columbia. V0R 1T0 would be appreciated.

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BERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
WALLIS, Colin Ross " Bud"
On March 25th, 2006, in his 77th year, due to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, an illness with no known cause and no known cure. Colin was a born and bred Torontonian with undying loyalty to his city and his employer of over forty years, the late Moore Business Forms. He was a man who enjoyed a lifetime of good luck, who said if he had it to do all over again, there was not one single thing he would change. Colin leaves his wife Helen, Peterborough children Laura Kate (Patrick GRANLEESE,) Toronto, and Scott Cameron (Maggie BERG,) Kingston; beautiful, bright granddaughters Rebecca and Emma, brother Jack, and numerous nieces and nephews; he was predeceased by his twin sister, Barbara, and his dear friend, John WARD. Bud abhorred funerals and cemeteries, and in a final, master stroke of procrastination, he willed his body to science in the hope that it will help in finding a cure for this strange disease that stalked him for the past two years. If you would like to share your memories of this happy man, and join in a possible memorial at a later date to raise a glass and bid him a fond farewell, please email hwallis@sympatico.ca.

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BERGAGNINI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-20 published
MUNRO, William " Bill"
Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Bill MUNRO of Fergus, age 71, beloved husband of the late Sheilah MUNRO (HAMMOND) (2002.) Loving father of Scott and his wife Janie of Guelph, Jodi and her husband Tullio BERGAGNINI of Mississauga, and Suzy and her husband Gary LLOYD of Aberfoyle. Cherished grandpa of Isabella, MacGregor, Taylor, Cameron and Sydney. Loved son-in-law of Margaret and Perrin HAMMOND of Fergus. Dear brother of Robert (Bert) of Cambridge and sister Christina (Chrissy) LANDONI of Fergus. Bill is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and other family and Friends. Predeceased by sisters Margaret and Lorna and brother Angus. The family will receive their Friends at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David Street South, Fergus, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Complete Funeral Service will be held at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 325 St. Geroge Street West, Fergus, on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m., followed by cremation. Reverend David WHITECROSS officiating at the service. Remembrances to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at the funeral home, 519-843-3100). www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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BERGEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-08 published
FISHER, William C.
At Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Wednesday June 7 2006. Bill FISHER of Clarksburg, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late former Grace Evelyn COLE. Dear father of Ralph and his wife Joyce of Clarksburg, Doris LECLAIR of Clarksburg, Lorna and her husband Ton VAN BERGEN of Toronto and Bob of Clarksburg. Fondly remembered by four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother Archie FISHER and sisters Doris COLYER and Anna KEATING. Predeceased also by a son-in-law Ray LECLAIR. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street E., Thornbury on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. A private family funeral service, officiated by Reverend Brian GOODINGS of Grace United Church will be conducted at the funeral home with interment to follow at Dundalk Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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BERGEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-15 published
McBEATH, Evelyn M. (HUNKIN)
Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Friday, January 13, 2006, Evelyn M. (HUNKIN) McBEATH, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex McBEATH (1989.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Ross and Donna McBEATH, of Kippen and Douglas and Joyce McBEATH, of Zurich. Cherished grandmother of Julie and Brian FALCONER, Gerry McBEATH, Janet and Brad WESTERHOUT, John and Jeannette McBEATH, Jason McBEATH and friend Tammy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Glenn McBEATH and Kelli and Jason REGIER and great-grandmother of Ashley, Amanda, Kendra and Kelsey FALCONER, Valerie and Kalvin WESTERHOUT, Alyssa, Victoria and Jessica McBEATH, Shawn McBEATH, Jack BRANTON and Samantha REGIER. Dear sister of Eleanor HENDRICK and Wilfred and Viola HUNKIN. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Margaret (McLAREN) HUNKIN and two brothers-in-law Hugh HENDRICK and Stewart McBEATH. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Brucefield United Church. Reverend Marybeth WILSON and Pastor Elly VAN BERGEN officiating. Interment Baird's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Queensway Nursing Home Resident Fund or a charity of ones choice. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home 236-4365) Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Evelyn McBEATH.

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BERGEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
KNEE, Violet Marina (REID)
Of Exeter Villa, formerly of Centralia peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in her 67th year. Loving wife of Percy KNEE for almost 50 years. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Larry GIBSON, Perry and Nina KNEE and Darlene and Bill VAN BERGEN all of Centralia and Wallace KNEE of Saint Marys. Loving grandmother of Peter GIBSON, Tina and Christian PRÉMONT, Crystal KNEE and friend Ian GAWEL, Ryan and Justin KNEE, Jeremy and Jeffery VAN BERGEN and Jessica and Jacklyn KNEE. Great-grandmother of Merrick PRÉMONT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harold and Laura REID, Doug and Eileen REID, Wallace and Linda REID, Sam and Jackie REID, Mundon and Glennis REID and Audrey and Peter STOYLES of Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Lilly REID, infant brother Cyril and infant sister Evelyn, infant twin grand_sons, brothers-in-law Harry WARREN and Seymour KNEE and sisters-in-law Norma REID and Lillian KNEE. Many nieces and nephews will remember Violet. At Violet's request, cremation will take place and there will be no funeral home visitation or service. The family would appreciate expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Exeter Villa for the special care given to mom while she was there. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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BERGEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
DIGNAN, Revada Elizabeth
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, April 8, 2006, Revada Elizabeth DIGNAN, of R.R.#2, Hensall, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Harold DIGNAN. Dear mother of Diane and Gerald THIEL, of Owen Sound, Dale and Marie M. DIGNAN of Ingersoll and Wesley DIGNAN and friend Nancy WILSON of Goderich. Loving grandmother of Sharon TAILOR/TAYLOR, Ian THIEL; Jason, Christal and Amanda DIGNAN Mathew HOY, Courtney and Lindsey DIGNAN and great-grandmother of Marsha TAILOR/TAYLOR, Alex THIEL and Maximus HO. Sadly missed by Mark TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear sister-in-law of Beverley DIGNAN, William Earl and Esther DIGNAN and Sharen DIGNAN. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George Wesley and Bessie (PALMER) DIGNAN, one daughter Marilyn ADELE in infancy, one daughter-in-law Marie B. DIGNAN, brothers Edwin DIGNAN and his wife Blanche, Weldon DIGNAN, sister Linnie RAYNER and her husband Wallace and brother-in-law Harvey DIGNAN. Visitation in the Hensall. Visitation Chapel, 79 King St. Hensall, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor Elly VAN BERGEN officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich) Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Revada DIGNAN
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BERGEN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-13 published
JUNKIN, Magret (née HEPPNER)
At the P.R.H.C. on Saturday March 11, 2006. Magret HEPPNER in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Roderick JUNKIN (1987.) Loving mother of Bradford (Annie) of Telkwa, British Columbia, Rodger (Barbara) of Pembroke, Melody (Marvin) LAUS of Barrie, Patricia of Stroud, Jeffrey and Dale of Peterborough. Also Bradley JUNKIN and Valerie FOLEY predeceased. Dear sister of Arthur (Mary) HEPPNER, Wilfred (Salvilla) HEPPNER and Matilda (Eugene) THIESSON. Predeceased by Elmer (Sarah,) Harold (Marjorie) HEPPNER, Clarence (Eileen) HEPPNER and Vonda (Bill) BERGEN. Dear daughter of the late Agatha EPP and Henry HEPPNER. Loving Grandma of 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. from the Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel" 539 George Street North. Funeral Service will be held from the Chapel on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. Pastor David KENNEDY officiating. Those wishing to commemorate Magret through Memorial Donations please consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BERGEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-13 published
RICHARDSON, Lucy Eleanor (née MENARY)
Peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Andrew RICHARDSON. Loving mother of David RICHARDSON of Burlington, Lucy MOORE and her husband Peter of Orangeville and Ann KAMPERS and her husband Stephen of Toronto. Proud grandmother of Elizabeth MOORE. Dear sister of Bette MENARY of Toronto, Frances MENARY of London and Lewis MENARY and his wife Marion of Grand Valley. Predeceased by her sisters Pauline COULTER and Kay BERGEN. Eleanor, a retired primary school teacher, will be greatly missed by all her loving family, Friends and neighbours. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, July 14, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care or East Plains United Church Memorial Fund would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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BERGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
BERGER, Marcus N.
Surrounded by his Friends at Huronview on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Marcus N. BERGER, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Emily "Goldie" (GOLDRING) BERGER (1999.) Survived by his sister-in-law Molly and her husband Clifford WAUNCH of Orillia and nieces and nephews; Graham "Bud" MABON and Linda of Goderich, Ian MABON and Jan of Ashfield Twp., Lyall MABON and Karin of Holmesville, Scott MABON of Ashfield Twp, Linda MABON of Ladysmith, British Columbia. Remembered by special Friends Betty FISHER and Vina BRODIE of Clinton, Warren and Marian ZINN of Lucknow. Predeceased by his sister-in-law Joyce and her husband Sam MABON. Born in England he served with the British Army in England and Africa. Mark and Goldie came to Canada in 1948 and farmed for 27 years on the 6th Concession of Ashfield Twp., until they retired to Goderich Twp., and later moved to Clinton. For many years they spent their winters in Florida. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Thursday from 12 Noon until the time of Service at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to Huronview gratefully acknowledged.

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BERGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
McLEOD, Gladys Esther
Peacefully at Longworth Care in London on December 27, 2006, Gladys Esther McLEOD, formerly of Windsor, in her 90th year. Loving mother of Heather NADEAU (Gerry) of London and Ian McLEOD (Sandra) of Toronto. Dear grandmother of Blair and Devin. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Michael DOWLING of Winnipeg, Barbara WATTS (James) of Oakville, Charlie DOWLING (Rose) of Winnipeg, Gary DOWLING (Wendy) of London and Melody TERRIN (Brian) of Winnipeg. Gladys will be missed by her Friends Tom, Doris and Ashley GRANGER in London, Margaret LADECOUER and Lee BERGER of Windsor as well as all the Friends she made in London as well as on both sides of the border while working as a sales associate for J.L. Hudson's in Detroit. At Gladys's request there will be no funeral service. Donations in Memory of Gladys to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Needham Funeral Services (519-434-9141) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.mem.com.

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BERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
PLATT, William " Bill" Joseph Nathaniel Archibald
(September 2, 1949-October 29, 2006)
Loving husband of Jennifer Anne PLATT (née SMITH.) Loving brother of Diane PYEFINCH (Bob) of Langley, British Columbia; Richard PLATT (Rita) of Gloucester, Ontario; the Courrier brothers: Randy (Kathy) of Mission, B.C.; Dwight COURRIER (Julie) of Gloucester, Ontario; and George "Gig" (Francine) of Brinston (South Mountain), Ontario. Loving brother-in-law of Anthony Eric SMITH (Kim and sons: Eric, Aaron and Joshua;) Janice Dorothy ROSENSTRAUS (Maury and son Nathan:) Gregory George SMITH (Danielle VIAU) all of Nepean, Ontario. Bill has left behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews: Dianne and Bob PYEFINCH's family: Robbie PYEFINCH of Langley, British Columbia, Jamie PYEFINCH (Shonnette and baby Samuel and baby "x") of Vernon, British Columbia, Susan BEATTIE (Tom with Emily and Devan) of Langley, British Columbia, Richard and Rita PLATT's family: Melanie (Courtney) and Alison of Ottawa, Ontario, Wayne BERGER (Caren with baby Aiden and baby "x") of Broomfield, Co. and Jeff BERGER (Stacey) of Edmonton, Alberta, Randy and Kathy COURRIER's family: Christie CAPUSTINSKY (Steve with baby Hannah) of Ottawa, Ont, Shawn COURRIER with daughter, Madison; Langley SMITH (Andrew with baby Tydus of Mission, B.C.) Dwight COURRIER's family: Jason COURRIER of Gloucester, Ontario, Gig and Francine COURRIER's family: Aimee and baby Leah, and cousins in the PLATT and TANNER families. Cremation has already taken place on November 1, 2006 in Toronto. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at the Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 11, 2006 from 1 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-13 published
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BERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
DAWE, Kenneth Herbert
He fought a courageous battle, but lost on January 29, 2006. It saddens the family of Ken to announce his passing, but we gather peace in knowing he has joined our mother and is welcomed by God. He is the cornerstone of our lives and he will never be far away. He leaves behind sons Bryan, Wayne and Kevyn and daughters Lyane and Myrna together with daughters-in-law Elaine and Rebecca and sons-in-law Joe and Norm. He will be missed by his 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren all of whom he adored. We would like to express our thanks to the York Central Hospital nursing staff and Dr. BERGER for being there when needed. Visitation will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham, (905) 305-8508 on Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 10131 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill on Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 at 2 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, Ken would appreciate a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care Unit, York Central Hospital.

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BERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
GANDER, Frederick Thomas (January 29, 1928-February 25, 2006)
It is with great sorrow we announce the unexpected but peaceful passing of Fred at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia. Touching so many of us with his humour and wit; he leaves behind his high school sweetheart, best friend and confidante, his wife of 54½ years Patricia CRANG; their daughters Gail SMITH (Rebekah and Nikolos) of Orillia, Karen and husband Bert BERGER (Emery and Audrey) of Toronto; their sons Kevin and wife Barb (Rachel and Bryan) of Oakville, Scott and wife Kathy (Cassandra and step-grandchildren Jennifer and Daryn (Alyssa and Dilyn), Monica (Tayla), Brad (Ty) of Calgary, Alberta. Predeceased by parents Margaret and Thomas GANDER and brother Kenneth; dear brother-in-law of Marguerite GANDER, Jethro and June CRANG, June and the late Percy DALLNER and families. Member of Simcoe Lodge No. 79 (Master 1973), Barrie Lodge of Perfection (Life), Spry Chapter Rose Croix (Life), Barrie Consistory "Charter Member" (Life), Signet Chapter No. 34 Royal Arch (Life), Preceptory No. 12 (Life), Rameses Shrine Temple Toronto, Past Member Alazhar Shrine, Calgary, Alberta; Past President Foothills Shrine Club, High River, Alberta and Member Orillia Shrine Club. Visitation will be held at Simcoe Funeral Home, 38 James St. E., Orillia L3V 1L1, 1-866-399-6499 on Friday, March 3rd, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service to celebrate his life will be held in the chapel Saturday, March 4th, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation Renal Clinic, Orillia would be appreciated.

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BERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
SEIBOLD, Irma Theresa
Peacefully, in her sleep, on April 13, 2006, in her 89th year. Beloved mom of Gunter (Amy) and Helga (Walter BERGER.) Much loved Oma of Brigitte, Peter-Michael, Heidi, Kirsten and Erika. Will be sadly missed by the children and grandchildren of Gunter and Amy, Michael (Mary-Ann), Emilio (Mabel), Herminio (Annie), Lenard, and Liane-Mae. Friends will be received at Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel," 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.), from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2006, followed by a Celebration of Irma's Life in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Neweduk 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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BERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
WILSON, Harriet Beth
Passed away, on April 20, 2006, at the Toronto Western Hospital, in her 79th year. Daughter of the late Roy and Ruby WILSON of Teston, Ontario. Wonderful sister of Bill (June) WILSON of Orillia, and Catherine (Al) BERGER of Aurora. Loving aunt to several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.), on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. A Memeorial Service will be held in the Chapel immediately following at 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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