BESAINT_D o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
DENHOLM, Gwendolyne May (formerly BEST)
Peacefully at the Post Inn Village on Friday, January 13, 2006 in her 89th year. Gwen, beloved wife of the late Alexander Graham DENHOLM and the late Bud BESAINT_Dear mother of Allan. Step-mother of Alex, Jane, Elizabeth, Judy and Maggie. Dear grandmother of Glenn, Deanne, Bill, Maryan, Wayne, Stephen, Michael, Michelle, Scott, Tricia and Trevor. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 12: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Private interment St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. Memorial donations to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Oakville Humane Society would be appreciated.

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BESAINT_G o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
FISHER, John Alexander
Died with grace and dignity, at home on Amherst Island in his ninety-seventh year on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth BEST, John was predeceased by his wife Janet Munro KERR. Father of Alison (Hugh) WILSON and Joan (Stephen) ROBINSON. Step-father of Andrew BEST, Elizabeth HARTLEY, David BEST and James BESAINT_Grandfather of Cynthia, Jennifer, Ian and Fiona WILSON, Natalie and Catherine ROBINSON. Donations may be made to the Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monoghan Rd., Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 5K4 www.canoemuseum.net in John's name. 'I'd rather be sailing' (donations by cheque only please)

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BESEK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
KLYMENKO, Myroslava (CZUJKO)
At Credit Valley Hospital on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Myroslava CZUJKO in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Bogdan KLYMENKO. Dear sister of Orest and his wife Iris CZUJKO, and Lidia and her husband the late Steve HUMINILOWYCZ. Also survived by nephews Orest and his wife Tracey, Mark and his wife Aglelie, Yuri and his wife Irene, and Andrij and his wife Marvsia. Special thanks to Dr. BESEK and the nursing staff for their excellent care. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa with Order of Funeral Rite in the Chapel on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Wolodymyr and St. Olha Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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BESENYO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
BELCHIOR, Rose
After a determined fight, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in Arizona, at the age of 41. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Laura and Anthony. Cherished daughter of Saverio and Olga. Sister of Roberto, Mike and his wife Rosanna and their children Olga, Victoria, Daniela and Saverio. Rose will be fondly remembered by her mother and father-in-law Natalie and Anthony BELCHIOR, brother-in-law Tony and wife Kim and nephews James and Daniel, sister-in-law Gail and husband Tony SANTOS and nieces Ann and Gail, sister-in-law Connie and husband Andre BESENYO and niece Bianca and sister-in-law Helena BELCHIOR. She will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and Friends. Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane Street, 416-249-4499), on Sunday, March 12, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, March 13, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. from Transfiguration Of Our Lord Parish (45 Ludstone Dr.). Entombment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens (on Albion Rd. at Hwy. 27). If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BESLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-24 published
WILSON, D. Claire
At the Beattie Haven Retirement Community, Wardsville, on Monday, January 23rd, 2006, D. Claire WILSON, in his 79th year. Born in Aldborough Township, son of Cliff (1983) and Hazel (GAMMON) (1976), he farmed in the West Lorne area. Survived by brother Lawrence and his wife Evelyn of Michigan, sisters Jean BESLEY, Gwen (Alex) SZABO, Grace WILSON, Joyce (Hugh) McFADDEN all of West Lorne and sister-in-law Grace WILSON of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by brothers Earl (1931) and Bruce (2004). Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel, 202 Main Street on Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Jim WHITE/WHYTE officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. If desired donations to the West Lorne United Church, Beattie Haven or charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519-785-0810)

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BESRUKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-17 published
BESRUKY, Eugene
By Sandra FAIRMAN and Iris WILDE, Page A18
Force of nature, Renaissance man. Born July 11, 1949, in Malartic, Quebec Died August 30, 2005, in Ottawa, of complications from paraplegia, aged 56.
Eugene BESRUKY once said that if he ever wrote his autobiography he'd call it Looking Up. This title conveyed not only the way he saw the world from his wheelchair, but his optimism and boundless determination.
Eugene contracted polio as an infant. Growing up on a farm in Grimsby, Ontario, he was sent to a school for disabled children. When province-wide testing was done in Grade 7, Eugene's results confirmed that intelligence does not reside in the legs. He went on to attend his local high school, University of Waterloo and he graduated from Carleton University.
After university, spinal surgery meant spending 11 months on his back in hospital. A pragmatist as well as an optimist, he used his IV pole as a macramé frame and sold his wares to visitors and staff. Money was a driving force in Eugene's life: it meant independence, security -- and toys.
In 1976, Eugene joined the federal civil service and worked for 29 years as a criminal investigator at the Competition Bureau where he was known as Gene, "Ruky," or "Wheels." He was one of the bureau's best negotiators
Eugene's life was a whirlwind of activity. He was a superb cook and had mastered the making of sausage, cheese, wine and beer. He enjoyed music, gardening, electronics, sailing, fishing, and horseback riding. Eugene was active in Toastmasters, studied gemology, grew orchids, skied downhill, went scuba diving in Curaçao, crossed the continent in his van several times; photographed the rain-forest of Costa Rica, kayaked in the Yukon and canoed among alligators in the Everglades -- going where no wheelchair had gone before. Most recently, he was learning to fly a glider. As his friend George asked at his memorial, "How many of us have done all of those things? How many have done any of them?"
Of Eugene's passions, photography was the most enduring. He won prizes for his work, which was exhibited at the National Press Gallery in Ottawa. His photograph of a young girl playing with leaves was used by Nikon in a promotional brochure. When his friend Klaus asked why he needed such cumbersome equipment to take pictures, Eugene said: "Because I want to make art and this is the only way I know how."
Perhaps his most surprising undertaking, for a man of action, was his decision to explore his spiritual side with the Inner Journey group. This led him to his wife, Rita FINNIGAN, a person as extraordinary as Eugene himself -- only quieter about it.
The stories of Eugene's exploits will be told for years to come. There was the time he talked his way into centre-ice seats at the World Figure Skating Championships, without tickets. The time he arrived unannounced on his Friends' doorstep with a hundred pounds of milk and declared, "We're making cheese." And the time he was to meet a client to whom he had only spoken on the phone. When asked how they would recognize each other, Eugene said he'd be wearing a red carnation, but didn't mention his wheelchair.
Eugene's spirit of showmanship was evident to the last. At his memorial service, when his friend Joanne spoke the words, "Eugene was one of the most powerful people I knew" the power went out. The dark room erupted in cheers, clapping and shouts of "Way to go, Eugene!" Later the power failed a second time as the final piece of music drew to a close. Family, Friends and colleagues sang the last refrain: "I did it my way." The lights never did come back on.
Sandra and Iris are two of Eugene's many Friends.

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BESSANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
ELDER, Barbara Doreen (née HALL)
Passed away peacefully, at her home in Minden, on February 3, 2006, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late James Sinton ELDER. Dear mother to Judith Ann CARDWELL (Bob), Floyd Thomas, James Michael (Julie), Sheila Kathleen CARRELL (Jim). Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother to Brianna, Brandy, Sean, Andrew, Jeffrey, Jessica, Laura and Owen. Treasured Grannie to her extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loved sister to Elizabeth BESSANT and to brother Donald HALL (Eleanor.) Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Main Street, Minden K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777) (or on line at www.gordonmonkfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will take place in our Chapel on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Minden Food Bank or the Minden United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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BESSETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
LEBLANC, Jacqueline Florence
At Toronto East General Hospital on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Jacqueline, beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Bill, Fred, Doug, Kathy and her husband Nick VALANT. Dear grandmother of Sarah and Claire and grandma Jackie to Olivia and Marie-Rose. Sister of Roland McGLINCHY of California and the late Jean BRYAN, Romeo BESSETTE, Marcel BESSETTE and Theresa DAGGETT. Mrs. LEBLANC will be resting at the Trull (East Toronto) Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue (1 block east of Donlands Subway) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Brigid's Church, 300 Wolverleigh Blvd. on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

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BESSETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
JUKES, Richard William
Suddenly at home on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Richard JUKES was the beloved husband of Thelma JUKES of Fenelon Falls. Dear father of Rick JUKES of Jackson's Point, Marsha BESSETTE, Rod and his wife Melissa JUKES of Fenelon Falls. Loving grandfather of Holly, Sara, Carrie, Richelle, Melissa, Garret, and Brandon. Brother of Arthur and Marie JUKES of California, and predeceased by Jennie, Lloyd, Lorraine, Bill and Margaret. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law of Al and Kay BOYLE of West Hill, and Gladys BRACEY of Fenelon Falls. The family of Mr. JUKES will receive Friends at the Jardine Funeral Home, "Illman-Platten Chapel", 8 Princes' St. West, Fenelon Falls on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, March 4 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Fenelon Falls Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully received by the family. Online condolences can be made at www.jardinefuneralhomes.com

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BESSEY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-11 published
FERGUSON, Willis
The family of Willis FERGUSON wish to express our sincere appreciation to each one for their kind expressions of sympathy, for prayers, cards, phone calls, flowers, donations etc. Thanks to Reverend Mary R. PICKET for her comforting message and support. Also to Stephen FERGUSON and Gerry McNALTY for their part in the service. A special thanks to Dave and Donna BESSEY and to all at South East Grey Support Service for providing excellent care for the past number of years. Thanks also to McMillan and Jack Funeral Home for their guidance.
-Pauline and family, Jean and family.
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BESSEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
GODARD, Doris Jean (née BESSEY)
Peacefully at Thorntonview Long Term Care on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Doris GODARD (née BESSEY,) at 81 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Neil Corey GODARD (1985.) Loving mother of Jim GODARD (Debbie), Bruce GODARD (Wendy), Mary BLACK (John predeceased), Sue WARNER (Ron) and Doug GODARD (Cheri.) Lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Dear sister of the late Helen RILEY. Doris will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, (905) 433-4711, with funeral service in the Chapel on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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BESSIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
PARKER, Martha Flora (née SUTHERLAND)
Peacefully at Exeter Villa on Monday, January 2, 2006 Mrs. Martha Flora (SUTHERLAND) PARKER of Clinton, Ontario. Martha was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Clinton and the Catholic Women's League. Martha was born at McNabs Cove, Cape Breton. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (CAMPBELL) SUTHERLAND of McNab's Cove, Cape Breton. She was the beloved wife of Clifford PARKER and mother of Gordon and Sandra PARKER of Georgetown and David PARKER of Clinton. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her grandchildren David (Davey) and Dawn PARKER of Clinton, Yvonne and Leon BESSIE of London, Shannon and Michael DIRENZO of Georgetown, Sean and Darcy PARKER of Burlington and Ryan and Bronwyn PARKER of Acton. A great joy to her heart were her great-grandchildren (G.G.) Alice and Parker DIRENZO, Monica, Michael and Amanda BESSIE and Kerry and Michelle PARKER. She is survived by one sister Cecilia MacCUISH of St. Peters, Cape Breton and one sister-in-law Agnes SUTHERLAND of Soldiers Cove, Cape Breton. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by one daughter-in-law Claire PARKER, two step-brothers John and Dan SUTHERLAND of Saskatchewan and one step-sister Jessie MacNEIL of Glace Bay, Cape Breton; six brothers Murdock, John Leo, Dan Joe, John Angus, Michael Lawrence and Arthur Joseph and by three sisters Margaret MacNEIL (Mickie), Mary Bell WALKER (Dan) and Jessie JOHNSTON (James.) Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Clinton on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BESSO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
BESSO, Willma Joan " Billie" (née RADCLIFFE)
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Saturday, February 4th, 2006, Willma BESSO (née RADCLIFFE) at 79 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Clifford BESSO. Loving mother of Dan (Noel), Jim (Peggy), Cathie, and the late Cliffie. Cherished grandmother of Craig, Erin (Derek), Kimberly (Frank), Michael, Bryan, Matthew, and Jared. Dear sister of Betty, and sister-in-law of Eileen and Marion. Predeceased by her siblings Gordon, Irwin, Eugene, Leona, and Jackie. Willma will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church (corner of University St. and Division St. in Cobourg) on Wednesday, February 8th, at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Saint Margaret's in-the-Pines Cemetery in Scarborough at a later date. Visitation to be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Wednesday, February 8th, from 9: 00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Those wishing may make a memorial contribution by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-15 published
BEST, Elma Bessie (RUSSELL)
After a brief illness at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, March 13, 2006. Bessie RUSSELL of Flesherton in her 85th year was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred BEST. Loving mother of Lynda (Tom) WOODS of Markdale and Russell (Wendy) BEST of Priceville. She will be loved and remembered by her grandchildren Trevor; Joy Anna Charles and Jamie. Dear sister of Lula (Ken) TEETER of Durham, the late Laurie RUSSELL and infant siblings Evelyn and Delbert. She will be loved and remembered by her nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton. For funeral service information please call 924-2810. Spring interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
BEST, Bessie Elma (née RUSSELL)
Bessie Elma Best passed away at the G.B.H.S. Owen Sound on March 13, 2006 after a brief illness. She was born July 18, 1921 on the family farm at Rock Mills. Her parents were the late Elizabeth and Walter RUSSELL. In 1942 she married Wilfred BEST (who predeceased her in 1992) and they lived in Toronto a short while before returning to live in Flesherton, where they raised their two children, Lynda (Tom) WOODS of Markdale and Russell (Wendy) BEST of Priceville. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Trevor WOODS, JoyAnna, CHARLES and Jamie BEST. She is survived by her sister Lula (Ken) TEETER of Durham. She was predeceased by her brother Laurie (Mary) RUSSELL and infant siblings Evelyn and Delbert.
Bessie was a long-time resident of Flesherton (62 years). She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, vegetable garden and flower gardens. She was a member of Saint_John's U.C. Flesherton, the L.O.B.A., the Flesherton Seniors Club and the Day Away Program at Markdale. She will be forever missed by her family and Friends.
The funeral service was held Thursday, March 16, from the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton with Rev. Mark WAUGH of Annesley U.C. Markdale officiating. Spring interment will be in Flesherton Cemetery.
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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-13 published
FERGUSON, Janice Nadine (née BEST)
In her 51st year, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Markdale on Sunday September 3, 2006, following a long and very courageous fight. Beloved wife of Brian. Loving mother of Bradley. Caring sister and sister-in-law of James and Jill BEST of Toronto. Cherished cousin of Betty-Anne CINNAMON, niece of Helen FREEBORN of Newmarket. Dearly loved daughter-in-law of Dorothy FERGUSON of Toronto, sister-in-law of John and Karen FERGUSON of Sarnia, Robert and Deborah FERGUSON of Cobourg. Loving aunt of Beverly, Kale, Kelsey and Rachel. Honouring Janice's wishes and style, direct cremation has been arranged and there will be no funeral. A memorial service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, the family asks that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-15 published
BEST, Elma Bessie (RUSSELL)
After a brief illness at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, March 13th, 2006. Bessie RUSSELL of Flesherton in her 85th year was the beloved wife of the late Wilfred BEST. Loving mother of Lynda (Tom) WOODS of Markdale and Russell (Wendy) BEST of Priceville. She will be loved and remembered by her grandchildren Trevor, JoyAnna, Charles and Jamie. Dear sister of Lula (Ken) TEETER of Durham, the late Laurie RUSSELL and infant siblings Evelyn and Delbert. She will be loved and remembered by her nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, March 16th, from 9: 30 a.m until the time of service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Spring Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Saint_John's United Church would be gratefully appreciated.

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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-28 published
BEST, Russell Irwin
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006. Russ BEST of Hannah Walker Place and formerly of Tara in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late former Marion Jean HARWOOD. Dear father of Paul and his wife Janice of R.R.#3, Tara and Rosemarie and her husband Gary HAITZER of Aurora. Dearly missed by his four grandchildren, Michael, Meghan and Kevin BEST and Eric HAITZER. Also survived by sister Hilda, Mrs Roy COLLINS, sister-in-law Dorothy BEST, brothers-in-law Gordon HARWOOD and his wife Betty and Roy HARWOOD and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by an infant son, his sisters Rita THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Ruby GIBBONS and Loreen HILL and brothers Wilbert, Elmer, Cecil and Mel. Friends may call at the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Thursday, June 29, 2006 from 6: 30 till 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Tara Christ Church Anglican Friday, June 30, 2006, at 11: 00 a.m.. Interment of Ashes in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.com

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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-07 published
BEST, Russell
The family of the late Russell BEST would like to thank everyone for their love and support since Russ's illness. Thanks to the staff of Hannah Walker and nurses on step down and 4-1. Special thanks to Doctor KUMAR and Ann THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Sincere appreciation to the staff of Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home, Rev Linda NIXON, Alex CAMERON, Florence BERE, Larry BEST and Christ Church Anglican, Tara Anglican Church Women. We're thankful to those who sent flowers, cards, food and donations; also those who were present at the visitation and memorial service. Words can't express our gratitude for the support we received from Joan, Perry, Bill and Nancy. Thank you so much.
-Paul, Janice, Rose, Gary and families.
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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-25 published
GIRDLER- JACKSON, Ruby Ellen (née McCLEAN)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Friday, November 24, 2006. In her 93rd year, Ruby Ellen GIRDLER- JACKSON (née McCLEAN,) the loving wife of Clifford JACKSON and the late James Thomas GIRDLER. Loving mother of Ruth and her hsuband Ross KING, Shirley and her husband Glenn KIRKLAND, Sandra and her husband Harry COX, and Pat and her husband Barry BELROSE. Mother-in-law of Shirley (Mrs. Gordon GIRDLER) and Margaret (Mrs. Larry GIRDLER). Loving grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Marg (Mrs. Walter McCLEAN.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James KING, by two sons Gordon and Larry, by three brothers Bert, Cecil and Walter McCLEAN and by six sisters Hazel (Mrs. George BEST,) Velma (Mrs. Ian TORRIE), Pearl (Mrs. Cliff JACKSON), Wilda (Mrs. Roger NEATH), Florence (Mrs. Doug BLOOMFIELD) and Doug (Mrs. Bob WARDROP). Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Knox United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BEST o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-27 published
GIRDLER- JACKSON, Ruby Ellen (née McCLEAN)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Friday, November 24, 2006. In her 93rd year, Ruby Ellen GIRDLER- JACKSON (née McCLEAN,) the loving wife of Clifford JACKSON and the late James Thomas GIRDLER. Loving mother of Ruth and her husband Ross KING, Shirley and her husband Glenn KIRKLAND, Sandra and her husband Harry COX, and Pat and her husband Barry BELROSE. Mother-in-law of Shirley (Mrs. Gordon GIRDLER) and Margaret (Mrs. Larry GIRDLER). Loving grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Marg (Mrs. Walter McCLEAN.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James KING, by two sons Gordon and Larry, by three brothers Bert, Cecil and Walter McCLEAN and by six sisters Hazel (Mrs. George BEST,) Velma (Mrs. Ian TORRIE), Pearl (Mrs. Cliff JACKSON), Wilda (Mrs. Roger NEATH), Florence (Mrs. Doug BLOOMFIELD) and Donelda (Mrs. Bob WARDROP.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Knox United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
DAVISON, Alexandra Marie
Suddenly and unexpectedly while on vacation with her family in Varadero, Cuba on Monday, January 30, 2006, Alexandra Marie DAVISON, of London, at the age of 27, peacefully passed away. Survived by her loving parents Lucyanne and John DAVISON, her brother Johnny and his fiancée Richelle BEST, and her brother Patrick and his fiancée Caroline JOUBERT. The light of Alex's life most recently was her nephew Joshua, son of Johnny and Richelle - who always had a smile for Alex. Predeceased by her baby brother Christopher. Also survived by her grandfather Leon LIBAWSKI of Brampton. Alex will be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, Friends and neighbours, as well as her cat Chloe. Alex was a graduate of S.T.A. High School, Fanshawe College, and was currently working on her degree in Women's Studies through Athabasca University. Alex faced many challenges throughout her life and yet she met each day with a smile. Alex was our Angel on earth. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 10th at St. Pius X Church on Valetta Street, at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Cremation has taken place. Private family interment of ashes at St. Peter's Cemetery, London, will take place at a later date.

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BEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-27 published
WELLS, Kathaleen
Unexpectedly at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Kathaleen WELLS of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer and formerly of R.R.#1 Vienna, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Stewart (1961), her brother Thomas BALDERSTON, her sisters and their spouses Jenny (Clarence) ROOKE, Frances (Wallace) BEST, Stella (Clarence) HOWE, Laurabelle (Roy) WELLS. Kay is survived by her two step-children Harry (Audrey) WELLS, Kay (the late Bev) WOODS and many nieces and nephews that will forever cherish their precious memories of her and the entire family. Kay was gifted with a wonderful, dry, sense of humor and had a great love for all of God's creatures. The family will receive Friends at Ostranders Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg, (519-842-5221) on Thursday, April 27, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Kay will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Luton Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Terrace Lodge Auxiliary or the Animal Aide. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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BEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
SANDHAM, Wallace " Victor"
Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, Wallace "Victor" SANDHAM of R.R.#2 Tillsonburg, in his 92nd year. Born at Goshen, Ontario, on July 22nd, 1914. Dear son of the late Edgar SANDHAM, and the former late Minnie RONSON. Life-long resident of Goshen and a general farmer. Member of Goshen Baptist Church. Much loved husband and best friend of 69 years to Edna (BEST) SANDHAM. Dear father and father-in-law of Joan MOODY of Woodstock and the late Gerald MOODY (1993,) Edgar SANDHAM and his friend Helena BROWN of R.R.#6 Tillsonburg, Valeria PAGE and Bob of Meaford, Roger SANDHAM and Brenda of R.R.#6 Tillsonburg, Ronson SANDHAM and Bonnie of R.R.#3 Tillsonburg, Gerald SANDHAM and Pat of Tillsonburg, Ann SCHEURMANN and Lu of Caledon, Ontario, Janet SAGE and John of Mabee's Corners and Elsa MUNN and Bob of Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ruth BALL of R.R.#2 Tillsonburg and the late Wallace BALL (2006,) Ray SANDHAM of R.R.#2 Tillsonburg and the late Doris SANDHAM (2005). Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law Deloss and Minnie SANDHAM, J.W. and Doris SANDHAM, Howard and Betty SANDHAM and Bruce and Gretta SANDHAM. Also by a sister and brother-in-law Edna and Carl HILLIKER. Resting at Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, where service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Andras RAMESHWAR of Goshen Baptist Church and Rev. James TWINEM of R.R.#2 Courtland. Interment in Goshen Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque only) to Goshen Baptist Church or Parkinson's Foundation or choice. Visitation on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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BEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-16 published
BEST, Deborah Louise
Passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Victoria Hospital at the age of 49 years. Loving daughter of Margaret I. BEST (nee REED) and the late Franklin BEST. Survived by sister Sandra (Fred) VEALE (née BEST.) Deborah will be missed and loved by Kimberly TUCK (née VEALE) and her husband Wayne, Kari VEALE and fiancée Khyle. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for a memorial visitation from 7-9 p.m. on Friday June 16, 2006. A Celebration of Deborah's life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada or London Humane Society.

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BEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
SARGENT, Kaye
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Kaye SARGENT of Innerkip. Beloved wife of the late Cliff (2000.) Dear mother of Sherry CAMBOIA and her husband Joe of Woodstock and Joanna SARGENT and her husband Ed REECE of Barrie. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jeff CAMBOIA (Mary Jo) of Windsor, Chris CAMBOIA (Kim,) Greg CAMBOIA (Rebecca) and Nick CAMBOIA, all of Woodstock and her great-grandchildren Miguel and Diego CAMBOIA. Kaye was the last member of her immediate family having been predeceased by her sisters Viola ACRE, Laura GROGAN, Frances BEST, Mabel LANDER, Bertha HOWARD, Florence CANNING, Winnifred VANDERHEIDE and Anne WORTHINGTON, and her brothers Tom GROGAN and Bill GROGAN. Also lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Kaye was the Founder and President of the Oxford Libertarian Constituency Association, and the Deputy Leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. For details of the funeral service, please contact Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Woodstock Art Gallery would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-23 published
SARGENT, Kaye
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Kaye SARGENT of Innerkip. Beloved wife of the late Cliff (2000.) Dear mother of Sherry CAMBOIA and her husband Joe of Woodstock and Joanna SARGENT and her husband Ed REECE of Barrie. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Jeff CAMBOIA (Mary Jo) of Windsor, Chris CAMBOIA (Kim,) Greg CAMBOIA (Rebecca) and Nick CAMBOIA, all of Woodstock and her great-grandchildren Miguel and Diego CAMBOIA. Kaye was the last member of her immediate family having been predeceased by her sisters Viola ACRE, Laura GROGAN, Frances BEST, Mabel LANDER, Bertha HOWARD, Florence CANNING, Winnifred VANDERHEIDE and Anne WORTHINGTON, and her brothers Tom GROGAN and Bill GROGAN. Also lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Kaye was the Founder and President of the Oxford Libertarian Constituency Association, and the Deputy Leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at the Berean Bible Church, 1140 Nellis Street, Woodstock on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Woodstock Art Gallery would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BEST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-28 published
BUCK, Ernie
Peacefully at his residence on Sunday, November 26, 2006. Ernie BUCK of Chateau Gardens Aylmer in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen (CATT) BUCK (2006.) Dear father of Joyce GREER/GRIER and husband Ross of Aylmer, Joanne FEHR and husband Peter of British Columbia, Larry BUCK Sr. and partner Arlene of Aylmer, Louise WIELER and husband Peter of Saint Thomas and Deborah TRAVIS and husband Jim of Port Burwell. Loving grandfather of Steve GREER/GRIER (Ann), Judy JANS, Larry M. BUCK, James FEHR, Aimee HULST (Collin,) Darcy, Devin and Shayna TRAVIS and great-grandfather of Jeffrey, Taylor, Kaylie and Silas. Also survived by a brother Orville BUCK, sisters Doris BEST and Ila JONES, sisters-in-law Thelma CATT and Vera BUCKE and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a twin brother Vernie, brothers George, Martin and Arthur BUCK, sisters Audrey DOBBIE, Mildred JOHNS and Elsie LATOUR. Born in Saint Thomas on March 31, 1919 son of the late Peter and Nora (MORSE) BUCK. Ernie worked at Carnation Milk Company for 36 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Cam WATTS, officiating. Donations to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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BEST o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-11 published
PRIME, Melbourne Wallace
At the age of 89 went to be with his Lord March 9, 2006 at Springdale Country Manor, Peterborough, Ontario. Born April 28, 1916 Centreville, Nova Scotia. Formerly of Nova Scotia and Hampton, Ontario he spent the last years of his life in Peterborough where he was a member of Elim Family Worship Centre. Served in the Canadian Army, World War 2, 1940-1946. Survived by his wife of 69 years, Lida at Springdale Country Manor; and his children Stanley (Edie), Airdrie Alberta; Carolyn STURMAN (Reginald), Lindsay, Ontario Randall (Leanne), Penticton, British Columbia; Wendell (Jane), Conestogo, Ontario; Walton (Lisbeth), Beeton, Ontario; Susan HAYES (Ronald,) Hampton, Ontario; also 13 grandchildren (one deceased) and 16 great-grandchildren (two deceased). Predeceased by a brother Wendell and 5 sisters Ida DAKIN, Helena BEST, Christina CANN, Florence VEINOT and Edith PRIME all of Nova Scotia, he is survived by 2 sisters Violet WHITE/WHYTE, Middleton, Nova Scotia and Anna DOUCETTE, New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia. Much loved by his family, he will be greatly missed. Memorial service at Elim Family Worship Centre, 414 Kellar Street, Peterborough, Ontario at 1: 30 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2006. Memorial service at Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St. Digby, Nova Scotia on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 2: 00, p.m., to be followed by interment at Rossway Baptist Cemetery, Rossway, Nova Scotia. Following the interment will be a reception at the home of Lorraine Marshall, Barton, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, charity of your choice.

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
FISHER, John Alexander
Died with grace and dignity, at home on Amherst Island in his ninety-seventh year on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth BEST, John was predeceased by his wife Janet Munro KERR. Father of Alison (Hugh) WILSON and Joan (Stephen) ROBINSON. Step-father of Andrew BEST, Elizabeth HARTLEY, David BEST and James BESAINT_Grandfather of Cynthia, Jennifer, Ian and Fiona WILSON, Natalie and Catherine ROBINSON. Donations may be made to the Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monoghan Rd., Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 5K4 www.canoemuseum.net in John's name. 'I'd rather be sailing' (donations by cheque only please)

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
Medical researcher worked with Charles Best
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Toronto -- Charles SIREK, a medical researcher who came to Canada in 1950 to work with Doctor Charles BEST, one of the discoverers of insulin as a treatment for diabetes, died yesterday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He was 84.
Born in Bratislavia in 1921, the year insulin was discovered in Canada, Doctor SIREK was an excellent student, both in high school and university. He graduated summa cum laude in medicine from Comenius University in Bratislavia and then went to Sweden with his wife, Anna (his equal as a scholar) to do postgraduate work in Stockholm.
Some of his scientific articles on insulin attracted the attention of Doctor BEST, who invited Doctor SIREK to come to Toronto in 1950 to work in his lab for a year as a postdoctoral fellow. It turned out to be a lifetime. Doctor SIREK and his wife, Doctor Anna SIREK, became important teachers and researchers at the University of Toronto. He retired in 1987 and had been in good health until last July when he began suffering from what turned out to be liver cancer. He is survived by his wife, four children and 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are not yet settled.

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-08 published
SIREK, Otakar V., M.D., M.A., PhD
Professora Emeritus, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Born on December 1, 1921, in Bratislava, Slovakia (formerly Czechoslovakia) died May 5, 2006 in Toronto. He married Anna in 1946 in their native Czechoslovakia and in 1947 moved to Stockholm, Sweden for a Post Doctoral Fellowship. Accepting an invitation from Dr. Charles H. BEST to do research and teach in his department at the University of Toronto, Otakar and Anna moved to Toronto in 1950. Otakar was a proud recipient of Charles H. Best Prize, Hoechst Prize, Starr Medal at the University of Toronto and the award of T.G. Masaryk. He will be missed by his wife, four children Ann, Jan, Peter and Terese, their spouses and ten grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 11 at 10: 00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 78 Clifton Road, Toronto. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations in lieu of flowers to the Covenant House, 20 Gerrard Street East, Toronto M5B 2P3.

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
Otto SIREK, Endocrinologist (1921-2006)
He was one of the last surviving scientists who worked with Charles BEST, the co-discoverer of insulin
By Carol COOPER, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S9
Aurora, Ontario -- Otto SIREK's Friends joked that the year of his birth determined his future. The endocrinologist was born in 1921, the year insulin was discovered. But it was his ability, not his birthday, that led to Doctor SIREK's postdoctoral fellowship with Charles BEST. Recruited by the co-discoverer of insulin to join his lab, the Czechoslovak native came to Canada, along with his wife, Anna, then a pediatric surgeon.
The SIREKs' year-long stay became permanent, as did Otto SIREK's study of diabetes. With Doctor BEST as his personal and professional mentor and his wife as his research partner for more than 30 years, Dr. SIREK published more than 100 papers, many of them co-authored with Anna. He was one of the last surviving scientists who worked with Doctor BEST and, like him, became internationally renowned.
When the SIREKs arrived in Toronto on a snowy April day in 1950, Dr. BEST served as both the head of the department of physiology at the University of Toronto and the faculty of medicine's Banting and Best Department of Medical Research.
While Anna SIREK undertook research at the Hospital for Sick Children, her husband worked with Doctor BEST. By 1953, Doctor BEST and Doctor SIREK had contributed definitive knowledge to the understanding of diabetes: Before their studies, many scientists believed that insulin was the sole hormone responsible for physical growth and that all other hormones involved worked through the agency of insulin. The pair proved that, while insulin needed to be present for physical growth, some hormones, such as testosterone and growth hormone, acted independently of it.
The SIREKs, meanwhile, had put down roots and, at Doctor BEST's insistence, stayed in Canada. On his recommendation, they purchased a house 10 minutes from the university and around the corner from him. They lived there for 50 years.
Proximity to the University of Toronto helped with Doctor BEST's next suggestion.
Dr. SIREK's studies involved dogs in which hormonal deficiencies were created by the surgical removal of the pancreas and pituitary gland. Colleagues joked about his lack of surgical skills, so Dr. BEST brought in someone who had them.
Breaking the rules that said husband and wife could not hold positions in the same faculty or department, Doctor BEST insisted that Anna SIREK work with her husband. Carrying out research as her husband's equal as well as operating on the dogs, Anna slipped home to have lunch with their four children.
Playing on the original pronunciation of the couple's surname, shirek, Friends sometimes referred to the pair as Herek and Sherek.
"He was a good partner for life," Anna SIREK said. "He would share the work of the children. My husband supported me in every way I could have been supported."
The couple proved the only correct method to measure blood insulin levels was by the specific laboratory method called radioimmunoassay studied the relationship between pituitary growth hormone and release of insulin and glucagon, the hormones which control the blood sugar levels in the body; and the cardiovascular complication of diabetes.
Along with Mladen VRANIC, the pair determined that removal of the pituitary gland led to normal glucose production by the liver, linking one aspect of the high blood sugar with the pituitary gland.
On the birth of their first child, Ann, Doctor BEST advised the SIREKs that, if they raised their child properly, papers written by SIREK, SIREK and SIREK would eventually be published. One was.
Otto SIREK met Anna when both attended the same school in Bratislava, then in Czechoslovakia but now the capital of Slovakia. Otakar Viktor SIREK was born in that city, the only child of a land surveyor from Moravia and a woman from Vienna.
One of the girls became class president, with Doctor SIREK as leader of the opposition. Their political rivalry and keen competition for top marks became Friendship, and then love, as Anna and Otakar proceeded together through high school and then medical school at Comenius University in Bratislava. They graduated in 1946.
An award for top marks was offered by the president of Czechoslovakia. As it happened, both Otakar and Anna were equally deserving. The dilemma was solved by the university's rector, who suggested that, since in old Roman law husband and wife were regarded as one person, they should marry so both could receive the award.
They did. The award included a year of post-graduate study. The newlyweds moved to Sweden, where Otto SIREK began his research in diabetes and Anna SIREK hers in surgery. With the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948, the couple's families encouraged them to stay in Sweden, where Doctor SIREK added the country's language to his English, German and native Slovak.
He began to publish internationally, attracted Doctor BEST's attention and was invited for a fellowship. In a lecture given to the Japan Diabetes Association in Tokyo in 1994, Doctor SIREK described Doctor BEST as a dedicated scientist and efficient organizer with little patience for bureaucratic excesses.
One of Doctor BEST's favourite expressions, according to Anna SIREK, was: "Otto, in your spare time, could you…?"
Under Doctor BEST, Doctor SIREK completed his PhD and began teaching. Eventually, he became a full professor at the university. Among other awards, Doctor SIREK was honoured with the Starr Medal of the university's faculty of medicine in 1958 and the Charles H. Best Prize for outstanding work in the field of experimental diabetes. In addition, he helped start the Canadian Workshop on Diabetes, a convention on the disease that was held nine times during 11 years. As well, postdoctoral fellows came to study with him, and he and his wife held many visiting professorships in countries such as Israel and Iran.
Otto SIREK retired in 1987. He donated his books and papers to a university in Shenyang, China, where a library is named for him.
A humble and deeply religious man, Doctor SIREK treated everyone equally and was universally well-liked. He loved opera, attending live performances and spending Saturday afternoons listening to it on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He counted among his Friends Karel ANCERL, a past conductor of the Toronto Symphony.
In the 1994 Japan lecture, Doctor SIREK also said: "I feel privileged that life has given me the opportunity to develop my intellectual and professional abilities in harmony with my wife, my most faithful ally. I am immensely grateful to Doctor BEST for providing an environment for peaceful and productive work."
Otakar Viktor SIREK was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, on December 21, 1921. He died in Toronto on May 5. He leaves his wife, Anna; children Ann, Jan Peter and Terese; and 10 grandchildren.

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
Nina MORLEY, Professor (1909-2006)
Brilliant University of Toronto researcher's first supervisor was Charles BEST, with whom she co-authored an early paper
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Most likely, Nina MORLEY, a bright high-school graduate from Kamloops, British Columbia, found her life a bit boring. During the 1930s, discouraged from working or higher education by her parents, she spent her life playing badminton, participating in theatre groups and leading Girl Guides.
So, when offered a free place to stay in Toronto, Nina MORLEY, 10 years out of high school, headed east on a one-way ticket. Once arrived, she enrolled at the University of Toronto and eventually became a researcher there. Her first supervisor was Charles BEST, a co-discoverer of insulin; with him, she co-authored one of her early papers.
She taught at the university while continuing with her research in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, part of the U of T's faculty of medicine.
Under the supervision of Arnis KUKSIS, she studied the activity of the lipases involved in fat absorption from the intestine and in fat clearance from the blood, resulting in a better understanding of one of the underlying causes of obesity, heart disease and strokes. Lipases are the enzymes that break down dietary or blood fats and free the fatty acids required for absorption by tissues.
Prof. MORLEY co-authored many papers published in leading scientific journals with Doctor KUKSIS, her final supervisor, between the late 1960s and late '70s. "Nina was a very determined, independent person," Doctor KUKSIS said. "There really wasn't room for supervision."
Nina Hope MORLEY grew up as the second of four daughters of an English lawyer and his wife. Not only did she excel in high school, but also at the U of T. The Globe and Mail reported in June of 1939: "Scores of scholarships and prizes studded the list with special kudos for the elect, none of them could match for sheer dramatic quality, the performance of Miss Nina H. MORLEY of Kamloops, British Columbia, who at 29, and after being out of school for 10 years, won the 1939 Governor-General's silver medal for highest general proficiency."
Prof. MORLEY, according to the reporter, said she had never thought much about going to university but, when the opportunity arose, she went out of curiosity and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Perhaps she had been influenced by a British teacher who once stayed with the MORLEY family. For at least 25 years, she corresponded with Christine Fonntaine, who sent her books as well as letters.
Prof. MORLEY supported herself through her degree by doing odd jobs and babysitting, graduating in 1941 in home economics. She interned at Vancouver General Hospital as a dietician and, in 1944, finished her master's degree at the University of British Columbia. The school hired her as an assistant professor of home economics.
"She was an excellent professor," said Evelyn SIMS, one of her students from that time. "She was compassionate and a great person. You could talk to her, any time."
At the same time, she worked on her PhD, keeping her research in one of the wartime huts that served as a classroom. When the hut burned down, her work went with it. Still, she completed her doctorate in home economics at Oregon State College in 1957.
From there, she took up research at the University of Toronto and stayed until retirement. After she retired, she stayed active with the university, proofreading and editing many papers. She also travelled extensively and took an avid interest in the history of the Middle East, even studying cuneiform.
She never married, perhaps because her British parents cared about the social status of her suitors, perhaps because the Second World War intervened.
Said a friend, Shirley FRASER: " She believed that everyone was put on Earth for a reason and that everyone, whether in work or in life, had it within them to live up to their full potential even if they had to be berated into believing it."
Nina Hope MORLEY was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, on December, 14, 1909. She died in Toronto on May 9. She is survived by her sister, Brenda.

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
DENHOLM, Gwendolyne May (formerly BEST)
Peacefully at the Post Inn Village on Friday, January 13, 2006 in her 89th year. Gwen, beloved wife of the late Alexander Graham DENHOLM and the late Bud BESAINT_Dear mother of Allan. Step-mother of Alex, Jane, Elizabeth, Judy and Maggie. Dear grandmother of Glenn, Deanne, Bill, Maryan, Wayne, Stephen, Michael, Michelle, Scott, Tricia and Trevor. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (parking off Ann St.) on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 12: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Private interment St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. Memorial donations to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Oakville Humane Society would be appreciated.

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
WHITELEY, Roy Tom Stennet
A World War 2 Veteran and four time Cancer survivor, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 15, 2006, at eighty-three years of age. For forty-nine years, Roy was a loving and faithful husband to Margaret (née BEST) whom he married on July 14, 1956, at Silverthorn United Brethren Church. He was a proud, caring and devoted father to his son, Daniel (Caroleen), and daughters, Loreen (Glen) and Pamela (Brian.) He was the cherished Granddad of Jennifer and Charleen SYE, and Kateleen and David WHITELEY. He was predeceased by his brothers Regie and Lloyd and his sister Zeda. Roy was born in Toronto on June 29, 1922, to Tom and Mary (née LASHBROOK) and lived in the same community his whole life. He was a quiet, devoted Christian and faithful member of New Hope Community (United Brethren) Church. A hard worker, he held several jobs through his life, most notably, as a plasterer, a nurse, then a machinist, the latter for Cummins Diesel from which he retired. He drove a tank during the war and received metals for his service throughout Europe. He will be remembered for his playful sense of humour, humble heart and total devotion to family. Visitation at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 1812 Eglinton Ave. W. on Friday, January 20, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services at New Hope Community Church, Saturday, January 21, 11: 00 a.m., 48 Bloem Ave. (Rogers and Dufferin). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or New Hope Community Church.

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BEST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
ROITHMAYR, Anton
Peacefully, on Friday, April 7, 2006, at his home in Port Perry, at age 89. Anton ROITHMAYR, beloved husband of Theresa (née GARNER.) Loving father of Anton ROITHMAYR and his partner Amanda KNIGHT of Calgary, Rose NIEMIOROWSKI and her partner Michael BEST of Janetville. Loved grandfather of Joseph NIEMIOROWSKI, and Christopher and Patrick ROITHMAYR. Dear brother-in-law of Karoline and her husband Edward LENNOX of Willowdale, Agnes WEISER of Germany, George GARNER and his wife Lucia of Texas. Uncle of Anita MEZZAPELLI, Lorraine GIBBENS, and Andre GARNER. The family of Anton ROITHMAYR will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Monday, April 10th from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street (Hwy. 7A) in Port Perry on Tuesday, April 11th at 11 a.m. with Father Peter LACKMANEC officiating. Interment Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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BESTARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-17 published
HAMMETT, Edna Beryl (BUTLER)
At the Maples Nursing Home, Tavistock on Monday, May 15, 2006, Edna Beryl (BUTLER) HAMMETT of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Floyd Albert HAMMETT (2001.) Dear mother of Robert Charles HAMMETT and his wife Vae-Gilda of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Valerie and her husband Richard CHEEL of Halifax and Michael HAMMETT of Kitchener. Dear sister of Tom and Fern BUTLER of Ilderton, Bernice and Richard FORTNER of Arva and Bill and Ruth BUTLER of Lucan. Predeceased by 2 sisters Betty JOHNSON and Dolly BESTARD. Funeral Service will be held at Saint_John the Devine Church, 21557 Richmond Street, Arva on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Susan BALDWIN officiating. Interment Saint_John's Cemetery, Arva. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. HAMMETT.

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BESTARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-10 published
WYLIE, E. Jean (BOYCE)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006, E. Jean (BOYCE) WYLIE of London in her 83rd year. Cherished wife and best friend of the late James C. (Jim) WYLIE. Beloved mother of Susan and her husband Anderson (Sonny) SMITH of London, Pamela BUTLER of Brantford, and Rebecca WYLIE of Toronto. Devoted Grandma of Michael KING (Andrea), Melissa DAVIDSON (Stuart), Nathan BUTLER (Judy) and Katherine KING (Scott) and great-grandma of Zack, Devony, Hayden and Preston. Sister of Dorothy BESTARD and her husband Dick of Wallaceburg. Sister-in-law of Dorothy and John McFAYDEN, Maisie and Ken PAUL and Maxene WYLIE. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, November 11th, at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK and Reverend Doctor Douglas H. ROSS of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BESTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-08 published
GRAF, Margaret Helen (née BESTER)
Of Chepstow, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 in her 81st year. Loving mother of James and Stella of Chepstow, Edward and Anne of Chepstow and Patricia and David WOELFLE of R.R.#2 Paisley. Cherished grandmother of Meagan and Mary Ellen GRAF, Ryan, Ashley and Nicole GRAF and Cory and Lorrie WOELFLE. Dear sister of Edgar and Joan BESTER of Walkerton and Dorothy GRAF of Hanover. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Frank, son of John, grand_son David, brothers Wilfred, Harold, Bill, Andy and Norman and sister Edna McCORMACK and parents John and Ellen (FRITZ) BESTER. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Thursday 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Catholic Women's League service at 2: 30 p.m., parish prayers at 2: 30 and Knights of Columbus rosary at 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 10th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Mary Immaculate Church, Chepstow. Memorial donations to the Mary Immaculate Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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BESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
BOURQUE, Father Wilfred
The family of the late Father Wilfred BOURQUE would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the people of Stratford, Wallaceburg and Windsor in the recent loss of our brother. A special thanks to Bishop FABBRO and all the priests who attended Father Wilfred's mass. It was a beautiful celebration of his life. A special thanks to Father Wilfred close, friend Father Al DUFRAIMONT. Whenever we needed you, you were always there for him. The family would also like to thank Father Dick BESTER and Father Tom FERRERA for all the special care and concern you gave to Wilf while he was in the hospital. Thank you Father Dick for all the support and help you gave us in preparing Father Wilfred's final farewell. To Father Matt BEDARD, a very good friend to Wilf, you touched us all with your homily. To Immaculate Conception and Saint_Joseph's Choir, your music was comforting and consoling. Special thanks to Ilvana, Bernadette, Maria and Ellen for being there in Wilf's time of need. To Fr. Mike PARENT and and Jackie of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Windsor, our thanks to you for the memorial mass and celebration of Wilf's life. To Colin and Saint Anne's choir, Tecumseh your contribution to the liturgy was greatly appreciated. To the pall bearers, readers and everyone who helped to make Fr. Wilfred's funeral mass so meaningful, the family thanks you. To those who donated floral arrangements, masses, The Parkinson's Association and The Cancer society your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. A special thank you to the ladies who took the time to prepare the luncheon in Stratford and Pauline Clark and her ladies at Mt. Carmel, Windsor. Thanks to the W.G. Young Funeral Home, especially Greg, for going above and beyond what was expected of you. To Doctor Eric THOMAS for all the special care you gave Wilf. Father Wilf was an inspiration to everyone he met. His long lasting Friendships and the continued support through his illness meant so much to him. He wore his pain and suffering well and will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. God bless you all. The BOURQUE Family

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BESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
O'REILLY, Kathleen Theresa
Age 88, of Stratford and formerly of Toronto, passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2006. Born in Chesley, daughter of the late John O'REILLY and the former Isabella WAECHTER. Kathleen was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Survived by sister Rita O'REILLY of Stratford and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7 (519-271-7411) on Wednesday, January 18 from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Stratford on Thursday at 1 p.m. Reverend Fr. Dick BESTER will officiate. Spring interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Walkerton. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society through the funeral home. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m.

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BESTERD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
BESTERD, Dorothy Kathleen
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother Dorothy Kathleen, who passed away October 14th, 2000.
No one knows the silent heartaches,
Only those who have loved can tell,
The grief we bear in silence
For the one we loved so well.
Our family circle has been broken,
A link gone from our chain
But though we're parted for awhile,
We know we'll meet again.
Always in our hearts, love husband Bill, children, grandchildren and mother Nellie Smith.

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BESTWARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-14 published
KEITH, Donald Allison
Passed away at the Bruce-Grey Health Services, Walkerton on Friday, January 13th, 2006, at the age of 69 years. Don KEITH of Paisley, dear friend of Louise CLARK, husband of the late Sharon ATKINSON, father of Cindy and her husband Ken BESTWARD of Southampton, Popa of Tyler and Trevor BESTWARD. Don is survived by his sister Marie COOPER of Kincardine, by his mother-in-law Isma ATKINSON of McVeen Lodge in Hanover, and by his sister-in-law Mary Pat ATKINSON of Durham. He is predeceased by his brother Cecil, and by one brother in infancy. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Funeral Home, Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen Street South, Paisley from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15th. Funeral service will be conducted in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Queen Street, Paisley, on Monday at 11: 00 a.m., with the Reverend Shelley BUTTERFIELD- KOCIS officiating. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295, or the Walkerton and District Health Services Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BESTWICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
BESTWICK, Florence Ruth
Peacefully passed away on Monday, February 27, 2006 at Fairvern Nursing Home in Huntsville, Ontario, at the age of 88, where she had been living close to her family, for the last two years. Prior to that, Ruth and her beloved husband Walter, who predeceased her in the year 2000, resided in Oshawa for over 60 years. Ruth is the cherished mother of Winston and his wife Marilyn of Huntsville. Loving grandma of Jamie, David, Jeffrey, Todd and Tammy. Great-grandmother of Theresa, Lea and Ryan. Ruth's passions in life were music, politics, public service, Friends and family. We will all miss her infectious smile, positive spirit and determination. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in our chapel on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Sunderland Cemetery. Mom has requested that donations be made to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Sunbeam Chapter 73 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a service on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m.

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BESUDEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-02-15 published
CHARLENE ELIZABETH BESUDEN
In loving memory of Charlene Elizabeth Besuden of Marco Island, Florida,
Cincinnati, Ohio and Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada who passed away
February 2, 2006. Charlene has made the Manitoulin Island her summer home
since 1943, and loved spending time there fishing, swimming, skiing and
boating. Known for her warm hospitality, Charlene was always happiest when
surrounded by family and Friends. She was an avid bridge enthusiast, an
accomplished bowler and loved cooking and card games with family and
Friends. Looking out at beautiful Lake Manitou, especially at sunset, was a
favourite pastime. Charlene is survived by her beloved husband, David W.
Besuden, her daughters and sons-in-law Sue and Ken Nemenz of Cincinnati and
Naples, FL, Dianne Hallberg of Highland Beach, FL, Debbie and Jim Geehring
of Palm Harbor, FL, her son and daughter-in-law David and Michelle Besuden
of Loveland, OH, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Connie
Besuden of Indian Hill, Marco Island and Manitoulin Island, her
grandchildren Richard (Trey) L. Hallberg III and his wife Kim of Milford,
OH, Jeffrey Hallberg and his wife Christi of Denver, CO and grandchildren
Christopher Geehring, Logan Besuden, Nicole Besuden, Alexandra Besuden and
her great grand_sons Richard L. (Ricky) Hallberg IV, Ryan Hallberg and Noah
Hallberg, and many dear nieces, nephews and Friends.

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BESWARICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
BESWARICK, Donald V.
March 3rd, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. in his 76th year. During a surgical procedure at Huron Valley Hospital in Michigan, Don succumbed to a brave courageous battle. Predeceased by his wife of 54 years Charlotte May Helka BESWARICK (2004.) Deeply and sadly missed by his daughters Ginny HEADLEY of Commerce, Michigan, her children Corey, Megan, Dale and Shana; Vicki COOPER son-in-law Bud COOPER, children Gary, Krista and Joshua; great-granddaughters Madison, Avrey and Ella. Also survived by his sister Thelma JOHNSTONE of London and his brother Jack BESWARICK of Nairn, Ontario. We will celebrate and reminisce on Don's life on Saturday April 1st, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at Don's home in Westbloomfield, Michigan.

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