BIRENBAUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-01 published
BIRENBAUM, Doctor Samuel " Sam"

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BIRENZWEIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
GROSSMAN, Alexander E.
Peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Alex, beloved husband of Genia. Loving father and father-in-law of Lili BIRENZWEIG, and George and Kitty. Much loved Saba of Yoram and Haley, Leora and Sam, Justine, and Elissa. Loving great-grandfather of Eva. Founding partner of Belmont Construction, with Abraham BLEEMAN and the late Joe SILVER. Alex helped build Belmont into one of the pre-eminent real estate companies with over a 50 year history from its inception in the 1950's to the 1990's and on. Alex was a pillar of strength in community affairs with his passionate and tireless leadership in Jewish, Toronto and national causes, and, of course, support of his beloved Israel. Among his many championed causes were State of Israel Bonds, Shaare Zedek Hospital, United Jewish Appeal, The Jewish Community Centre, Baycrest Centre and countless community charities. Alex's dream led him to be a founder, with the late Gideon Housner, in forming Massuah - Institute for Holocaust Education based in Tel Yitzak, Israel. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Friends of Massuah c/o 970 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, #303, 416-256-2900.

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BIRKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
BOKAR, Robert Bob
On Thursday March 16, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Bob BOKAR, beloved husband of the late Mara BOKAR. Loving father of Caroline. Dear brother and brother-in-law of George and Noella BOKOR, Belle and the late Maxi BIRKEN, Al and Lillian WAXMAN of Florida, the late Kati HULENYI, and Martha and the late Andras BOKOR of Israel. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday March 19, 2006 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 4383 Bathurst St. #1204. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Liver Research Fund of Doctor Florence WONG 416-603-5958.

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BIRKEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
BOKAR, Robert Bob
On Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Sunnybrook Hospital. Bob BOKAR, beloved husband of Mara BOKAR. Loving father of Caroline. Dear brother and brother-in-law of George and Noella BOKOR, Belle and the late Maxi BIRKEN, Al and Lillian WAXMAN of Florida, the late Kati HULENYI, and Martha and the late Andras BOKOR of Israel. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 4383 Bathurst St. No. 1204. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Liver Research Fund of Doctor Florence WONG, 416-603-5958.

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BIRKETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-22 published
FENNELL, Gordon Stark
Died on Sunday, November 19, 2006. Beloved husband of Margaret and father of William (May). Born in Brantford, Ontario in 1918. Predeceased by his wives Ruth PACKENHAM (1952) and Doris Pauline CAMPBELL (1990,) and by his brothers John, George and Charles. His death is grieved by his brothers and sisters, William (Jean), James (Betty), June BIRKETT, Francis (William) BOYD, Ruth (Sandy) WEBSTER, and many nieces and nephews. Gordon was the loving stepfather of Margaret's children, Janet, Nancy, and Eleanor, and loved grandfather of her seven grandchildren. Gordon graduated from University of Western Ontario in 1939 Honour Maths and Physics and later, Teachers College. After teaching a few years, he went overseas with the Canadian Fire Fighters in Great Britain. While there he transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Returning to Canada, he taught mathematics in Etobicoke high schools for many years. He was active in his church and enjoyed traveling. A cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 416-487-4523.

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BIRLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
STONE, Johanna M. " Molly" (COLUMBUS)
(Charter member St. Patrick's C.W.L., Phelpston, First President Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L., Elmvale and First Treasurer of the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival)
Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre, Elmvale on Friday, March 31, 2006. Johanna Mary (Molly) COLUMBUS of Elmvale, in her 91st year. Loved wife of the late James Joseph STONE. Beloved mother of Michael and Faye STONE of Elmvale and Eileen and the late Ronald BIRLEY of Phelpston. Loving grandmother of Jason and Angela STONE and Kim BIRLEY. Dear sister of Charles (Shelagh) COLUMBUS, Patsy RITCHIE and Richard COLUMBUS all of Elmvale and the late Margaret BRUNNING, Monica O'HALLARN, Eileen, James, Ambrose, Daniel and Gerard (Jerry) COLUMBUS. Sister-in-law of Donalda COLUMBUS of Wyevale and Jean COLUMBUS of Elmvale. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 12-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmvale on Monday, April 3 at 11 a.m. Spring Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Friends of Sara Vista or St. Patrick's Church would be appreciated. Parish Prayers at the Funeral Home Sunday at 7 p.m.

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BIRMINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-05 published
AGNEW, Patricia Ann (formerly THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, née CHAMBERLAIN)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital in London on April 3, 2006, Patricia Ann (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, née CHAMBERLAIN) AGNEW of London, and formally of Arkona passed away in her 68th year. Beloved husband of Peter AGNEW of London. Loving mother of Tim (Barbara) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of London, and step-mother of Christina (Scott) BIRMINGHAM of Waterdown, and Catherine (Darren) SIMMONS of London. Dearly missed daughter of Catherine CHAMBERLAIN. Cherished grandmother to Amanda and Jordan. Also survived by sister Pauline. Predeceased by father Paul CHAMBERLAIN (1988) and brother Keith CHAMBERLAIN (1958.) Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at Arkona Cemetery to follow with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Memorial donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation or Parkwood Hospital greatly acknowledged.

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BIRMINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
BIRMINGHAM, Mary Catherine (OGAICK)
Formerly of London. Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in her 90th year; beloved mother of Donna WILLIAMS and her husband Robert (Mike) of Orangeville loving grandmother of Chere MADSEN and Tiffany WOODFINE (Mark) great-grandmother of Cole and Madison; dearest sister of Anne GROSS (Roy) of London and Theresa LEMINCHICK (Larry) of Stratford also sadly missed by Sarah LANGRIDGE, Rebecca SNELL and their families; nieces and nephews from Sudbury and Stratford and her other relatives and many Friends. Predeceased by her 6 brothers. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be from St. Timothy Catholic Church 42 Dawson Road, Orangeville on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow at Church Hall. In lieu of donations Mary's wish would be to do something nice for someone. A tree will be planted in memory of Mary in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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BIRMINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-15 published
TWIBLE, Edna G.
Peacefully at Belmont House in her 100th year, Saturday November 11th, 2006. She fulfilled her life with her love of family, Friends, art and her cottage "Maribil" on Georgian Bay. Predeceased by her husband Doctor R. Lawrence TWIBLE, her son William, and her sister Muriel COWAN. Loving mother of Mary and Gerry ARMSTRONG, and her daughter-in-law Patricia TWIBLE. Much loved Nana of Susan (Chris BAPTISTE), Robert (Anne), Carol (Peter TRAYNOR). Stephen (Laura), James and Laura, and her eight precious great-grandchildren. She also leaves her niece Joy COUPEY, Linda BERRY, and nephews Robert COWAN and Bruce TWIBLE. A funeral service will be held Monday November 20th at 11 a.m. at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Our most sincere thanks to Doctor BIRMINGHAM and all the caring nursing staff at Belmont House. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, a donation may be made in her name to Belmont House Foundation or Timothy Eaton Memorial Church General Fund.

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BIRMINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
BIRMINGHAM, Ismay
Passed peacefully on January 9, 2006. Loving mother of Craig (Graham) BIRMINGHAM and Joy BACON. Service at Graveside 10: 30 a.m. Saturday, January 14, Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Gardens Lane (Don Mills/ Steeles). Reception 12-2 p.m. at Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Dr. (no jeans). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children.

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BIRNBAUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-22 published
COVENT, Linda (née BIRNBAUM)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Linda COVENT peacefully passed away surrounded by family at Hill House Hospice on Monday, March 20, 2006. Linda demonstrated immeasurable strength and determination throughout her life. Her gentle, graceful, and loving nature left a lasting and joyful impression on everyone she touched. Linda, beloved wife of Warren, and loving mother and mother-in-law of Andrea and Moira, Jason and Robyn. An adoring Bubbie to Ashlee, and Jordyn, a devoted daughter-in-law to Ethel COVENT, and a loving niece to Fran ROHER. She had a special relationship with her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Pat and loved her sister-in-law Patricia and her husband, Brian. She was a loving aunt to Lawrence and Wendy, Gerald and Cheryl, Leslie and Bill, Michael and Oiman, Peter and Janet, and David and all of their children. Linda left a legacy of love, generosity and integrity. She will be forever remembered and cherished by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Harzion section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva will be at 114 Holly Drive. If desired, memorial donations can be made to Hill House Hospice, 905-737-9308, or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560.

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BIRNBAUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
KURTZ, Dorothy (née GULA)
Peacefully at home on April 13, 2006. Dorothy, beloved wife of the late Bernard. Cherished mother of Rabbi Vernon and Bryna KURTZ of Chicago, Renee and Alan BIRNBAUM, and Janice and Alan FREEDMAN. Most devoted grandmother of Hadassa and Haim, Shira, Lindsay, Matthew, Jordana, Hillary, Jason and Jordan. Dear sister of the late Frank GULA. Many thanks to the Temmy Latner Centre Palliative Care Unit and a very special thank you to her care givers, Marilyn and Imelda. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 12: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill. Interment Jones Avenue Cemetery. Shiva will commence on Thursday evening, April 20th after sundown at 52 Ashdown Cres., Richmond Hill, and concludes the following Wednesday morning. Donations may be made to the Frank Gula and Dorothy Kurtz Endowment Fund c/o Baycrest Hospital 416-785-2875 or The Temmy Latner Centre at 416-586-4800 ext. 8290.

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BIRNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
BIRNIE, William " Bill"
Passed away peacefully with his three sons by his side, Saturday, February 25, 2006. Predeceased by his wife Carol. Survived by Brian (Heather), Stephen (Leslie) and William. Dear grandpa of Matthew, Stephanie, Mark, Nicole and Spencer. Visitation to take place at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (north of Steeles Ave.) 905-456-8190 on Monday, February 27, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 4: 00 p.m.

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BIRO o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-14 published
PAPP, Frank Francis
Peacefully, at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday March 13, 2006, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Isabel PAPP (née BODA.) Dear father of Rosemary BIRO of Brantford and Frank Jr. and his wife Barbara, Niagara Falls. Dearest grandfather of Mike BIRO and Joanne LEES; Tim and Shari BIRO; Chris and Trish BIRO, all of Brantford. Ian and Regan PAPP, Toronto. Nagypapa to Melissa, Nicole, David, Tia, Kristie, Sam, Tori and Ally, all of Brantford. Brother of Lloyd PAPP (Ella) Burlington, Helen McEWEN (Bill), Henderson, Nevada. Predeceased by brothers Steve, Charlie and George. Frank was a World War 2 Veteran, and was employed for 36 years as an Inspector at Cockshutt-White Farm Equipment. He served on many committees including the Heart and Stroke Foundation; Treasurer of the United Auto Workers Local 458/Local Canadian Autoworkers Chapter; Charity Trust Vice Chairman and Chairman for many years. Frank enjoyed family, Friends, golf, fishing and was on the Ex-Serviceman's cribbage team. Family will receive Friends at "Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel", 96 West Street on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 133 Murray Street. Interment at Saint_Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind are greatly appreciated by the family. Thorpe Brothers 519-759-2211 www.mem.com

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BIRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
ASHMAN, Harold R.
Thank You… is all but two small words exchanged to express gratitude. However, the magnitude of that gratitude cannot be expressed enough! Comforted by the overwhelming presence of family and Friends at the funeral brought us peace in our time of grief. Thank you so much to all of you who contributed so graciously with sympathy cards, phone calls, flowers, and food. To Dr. BIRO, for his attentive care, and the Victorian Order of Nurses for the home visits. To the Young Men's Christian Association cardio group, the doctors and nurses on the fourth floor of University Hospital, and especially to the night nurse on duty during his last hours. You made things easier for us. Thank you to Rev. Mark CUTHBERT for his beautiful words spoken, and to Dorothy SCOTLAND and Mary FIELD for their beautiful rendition of the Lord's Prayer. To the Glen Cairn Church and the Summerside 55 Club for the luncheon. To the pallbearers and Needham's Funeral Home, we thank you. To our neighbours, who have always been there for us; Sharon, Ron, June. and so many, many others. We Thank You. To Lloyd; Neighbour, friend, and like one of the family - Words are not enough. Our Family Circle has been broken, A link gone from our chain. But though we've parted for while, We know we'll meet again. The Ashman Family

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BIRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-15 published
BIRO, Rose
It is with sorrow that the family of Rose BIRO of Tillsonburg announce her passing at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 93 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Alex BIRO (1980.) Dear mother of Leonard (Pat) DUMBROVA of London; Alex (Joan) BIRO of Schomberg; Rosemary SHERRITT of Tillsonburg. Dear grandmother to Jill; Steven; Juli; Todd, and great grandmother to Karmin and great-great-grandmother to three great-great-grandchildren. Rose was a long time resident of Tillsonburg. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Friday, March 17, 2006 from 2: 30 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Memorial service for Rose will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Pastor Bryan BUTCHER officiating. Cremation has taken place. At the family's request, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Women's Emergency Centre-Oxford. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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BIRO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
BIRO, Edith
Peacefully at University Hospital on September 30th, 2006, Mrs. Edith BIRO of London in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Mr. John BIRO Sr. Loving mother of John BIRO and his wife Carol of Stratford. Dear grandmother of D.J., Warren, Graham and Gavin and great-grandmother of Ty. In keeping with Edith's wishes, cremation has taken place and family and Friends are invited to the inurnment which will be held on Thursday, October 5th, 2006 at 11: 30 a.m. at Saint Peter's Cemetery in London. Reception to follow. In memory of Edith, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service (519) 434-9141.

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BIRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-20 published
PRICE, Doctor Ralph M.
Family Doctor In Brooklin, Port Perry And Blackstock For Over 40 Years.
Suddenly, on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Bowmanville, at age 66. Doctor Ralph PRICE of Manchester, beloved husband of Patricia (née HOARE.) Loved father of Kim PRICE and her husband Bruce BURGESS of Toronto, Matthew PRICE of Friedrichshafen, Germany, and Taylor PRICE and his fiancée Sylvia BIRO of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Mackenzie and Madelaine BURGESS. Dear brother of Kathy and her husband Alvin MURPHY of Alliston, Doug PRICE and his wife Diane of Oshawa, and Bob PRICE and his wife Sharon of Dundalk. son of the late Clarence and Laurene PRICE, Ralph brought a great passion to all aspects of his life, to his family, to the hundreds of patients in his medical practice and to his pursuit of knowledge in many areas. He had a special passion for history and for the art, furnishings, and artifacts of early Canada. He was tireless in his search for important examples across the country. He also loved contemporary art, in particular the work of untrained, naïve artists some of which he discovered and brought to prominence. He and his wife Pat created an important collection of Canadiana that is renowned internationally and that has been made available to a wide public in major exhibitions as well as permanent donations to The National Museum of Manitoba The family of Doctor PRICE will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, 'McDermottPanabaker Chapel', 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, September 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street (Hwy 7A) in Port Perry on Saturday, September 23rd at 11 a.m. Private interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Operation Migration, The Mood Disorder Clinic at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health or the charity your choice. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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BIRRELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-07 published
ESLER, Mabel Lillian
Peacefully at Chateau Gardens (Aylmer) on Saturday, March 4th, 2006, Mrs. Mabel Lillian ESLER, of London, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Andrew ESLER. Loving mother of Bonnie RACE of Saint Thomas. Dear grandmother of Andrea (Gary) CHARLTON and the late Jennifer and her late husband William BIRRELL. Cherished great-grandmother of Shelby, Haley, Morgan and Ashlee. Predeceased by her sisters Viola, Eileen, Jean, Mona and Flora. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Wednesday, March 8th from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Service from the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to Knollwood Park Presbyterian Church or Breast Cancer Research would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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BIRRELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-17 published
BIRRELL, Jane Dickson (née DAVIDSON)
Peacefully in her 86th year on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at home at Stillwater Creek, Ottawa. Cherished daughter of the late Hugh William DAVIDSON and the late Isobel Christie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Montreal. Beloved wife and best friend of Norman BIRRELL, her husband of almost 64 years. Loving mother of Geoff and his wife Carole, Steven and his wife Jane and Rodney. Cherished grandmother of Sandy and her husband Rick, Ann and her husband Greg, Emily, Joanna, Samantha and Tau and great-grandmother of Alex and Lydia. Formerly of Montreal and Toronto, Jane attended Trafalgar School and McGill University. During World War 2 she joined the Canadian Red Cross and was sent to England where she drove ambulances. Jane will be fondly remembered for her love of life and her commitment to her family and her wonderful Friends. Always smiling and with a twinkle in her eye, she will be forever in our hearts. Many thanks to Nancy, Manny and the caring staff in the assisted living section of Stillwater Creek. A private funeral service will be held. If desired, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Jane's memory to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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BIRRELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
BIRRELL, Jane Dickson (née DAVIDSON)
Peacefully in her 86th year on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at home at Stillwater Creek, Ottawa. Cherished daughter of the late Hugh William DAVIDSON and the late Isobel Christie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Montreal. Beloved wife and best friend of Norman BIRRELL, her husband of almost 64 years. Loving mother of Geoff and his wife Carole, Steven and his wife Jane and Rodney. Cherished grandmother of Sandy and her husband Rick, Ann and her husband Greg, Emily, Joanna, Samantha and Tau and great-grandmother of Alex and Lydia. Formerly of Montreal and Toronto, Jane attended Trafalgar School and McGill University. During World War 2 she joined the Canadian Red Cross and was sent to England where she drove ambulances. Jane will be fondly remembered for her love of life and her commitment to her family and her wonderful Friends. Always smiling and with a twinkle in her eye, she will be forever in our hearts. Many thanks to Nancy, Manny and the caring staff in the assisted living section of Stillwater Creek. A private funeral service will be held. If desired, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Jane's memory to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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BIRRELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
SMALLWOOD, Harold
On Tuesday, February 28, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of June (née MOODY.) Loving father of Randy SMALLWOOD (Debbie), Brent SMALLWOOD, and Nancy McEWAN (Dave). Proud grandfather of Colin, Brittney, Mitchell and Bradley. Harold will be sadly missed by his sisters Muriel FORBES and Margaret BIRRELL, sister-in-law Ruth SMALLWOOD, nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Predeceased by his parents Vern and Edna, brothers William, Robert and Harry. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., Newmarket, 905-898-2100, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. A celebration of Harold's life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 11 o'clock. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences are available through www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com.

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BIRSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
WETHERELL, Magaret Joyce (BAKER)
Born in Bristol, England in 1913, Joyce finally found her wings and went to join her beloved Alf on July 16, 2006 after a lengthy illness which she fought with customary spirit and hope at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre in Brantford. Joyce leaves behind her two daughters, Gillian BIRSE and her husband David of Mississauga and Elizabeth SMELLIE and her husband William of Picton, grandchildren Elizabeth BERRY and her husband Vincent, Andrew BIRSE and his partner Tara BURK/BURKE, George SMELLIE and his partner Jamie BURTON, Robert SMELLIE and his partner Slava NIEWADA, and great-grandchildren Joseph, Sam and Rosalie BERRY and Dorothy Abry ASHFORD- SMITH. Also survived by family in England and Wales. Joyce was a longtime member of St. Andrew's United Church, the Dufferin Lawn Bowling Club and the Brant Curling Club. The family expresses thanks for all the loving care for our dear Mum at Charlotte Villa and Leisureworld. Special thanks to her closest Friends who loved her and continued to visit until the end. Friends will be received at McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Rd. N., Brantford on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. So that her many Friends will be able to remember the fullness of her life, a Memorial Service will be held September at McCleister Funeral Home, time and date to be announced later. If wished, memorial donations to the Home of Hope in Malawi, Africa, Soup For the Soul c/o St. Andrew's United Church, the C.N.I.B. or the Alzheimers Society would be greatfully appreciated. McCleister 519-758-1553 mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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BIRT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-03 published
BELTON, Nicki (GREGAN)
At Gateway Haven in Wiarton Monday morning May 1, 2006 with her daughter by her side. The former Nicki GREGAN of Wiarton formerly of Sauble Beach. Beloved wife of Ian BELTON. Loving mother of Susan DIFFER and her partner Terry BIRT of Mississauga and Bev and her husband Reg LOVICK of Saskatoon. Lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren; Robert, Andrew, John and Cynthia. Dear sister of Neva LEVERE of New Brunswick. Predeceased by one brother Ian. A celebration of Nicki's life will be conducted from the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. with Lieutenant Mary MILLAR officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Zion Cemetery following cremation. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Nicki by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BIRT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-30 published
CURTIS, Peter James
Peter CURTIS passed away suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, October 28, 2006 in his 88th year. Husband of Jennifer CURTIS of Owen Sound. son of the late William Henry CURTIS and Helen Florence CURTIS (née BIRT) of London, England. Peter is survived by his son Craig CURTIS and his wife Christine of Owen Sound and three grandchildren, Brent, Rebekah and James. Also survived by his sister Jean COVENTRY and her husband Dick of Brighton, England and brother-in-law Derek BOYLE and his wife Eileen of Cape Town, South Africa. Peter was born in London, England in 1919. He qualified as a Chemist at the University of London. Following service in World War 2, he immigrated to Cape Town, South Africa where he became Artistic Director of the CAPAB professional theatre company. During this time, he was acclaimed for his acting, direction and production of the World Premieres of a number of plays by the renowned and controversial playwright Athol Fugard. He and his wife Jennifer, a dance choreographer and theatre designer, moved to Canada in 1981. He continued acting and directing at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. At Peter's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound and the Georgian Theatre Festival in Meaford through Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services.

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BIRT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
BRIGHTWELL, Major Eva (née HACKETT)
Under the attentive and loving care of staff at the Chelsey Park Retirement Community, Major Eva BRIGHTWELL, beloved Wife of Major Fred BRIGHTWELL (1987) and cherished Mother of Sylvia BRIGHTWELL and her partner Pamela HILL, was Promoted to Glory on Friday, April 7th, 2006. Born on January 21st, 1914 in Nottingham, England, Eva followed her Father, Ted HACKETT to Canada where she and her Mother settled in Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by her dear brother, Bob HACKETT and his wife Joy (Oakville,) and their daughters, Deborah and Laura (her partner Glenn). Great Aunt of Emma, Katie, Patricia and Jacob, and Rosalee and Russell RADER. Eva and Fred, Salvation Army Officers, retired to London in 1981 to be with their dear daughter and family and their closest friend, Brig. Doris MARSLAND. The BRIGHTWELLs served as Corps Officers in Newmarket, Simcoe, London South, Hamilton, Belleville, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Bermuda, Guelph, Sarnia and West Toronto. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, April 9th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Major Earle BIRT officiating. Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery on Monday, April 10th at 10: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eva are asked to consider the Viriditas Centre, 138 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6B 2K8 www.christchurchlondon.ca www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BIRTCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
WALKER, Ruth Louise (formerly WALLS, née BETTGER)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2006. Born in New Hamburg in 1908. Beloved wife of the late John WALLS (1960) and Alex WALKER (1970.) Much loved step-mother of the late Sandra BIRTCH (1984,) Jackie GILBANK of Kincardine, Bill WALKER of Aylmer and Brad WALKER of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Tracey, Tiffany, Trevor, Tasha, Jessica, Melissa, Matthew, Scott, Martha, Olivia, Kade and proud great grandmother of Cassandra and Benjamin. Sister of Harold BETTGER of Goderich, Verna CUTT of Toronto, Mary ALSING of Connecticut, U.S.A. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd, E.G. and sisters Ethel HOPKINSON and Helen CHAPMAN. Sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and their families and many Friends whose lives she touched. Longtime member of North Street United Church. Her immense strength and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains in Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Food Grains, North Street United Church or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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BIRTCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
FERGUSON, Roy
Of Saint Thomas on Monday, May 29, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family in his 51st year. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy (LUCKAS) FERGUSON and loved father of Jennifer and Sara and David both at home. Loved son of Gladys (BIRTCH) FERGUSON of Innerkip and the late Roy James FERGUSON (1985.) Dear brother of Chris and her husband Ray CONGDON of London, Diane and her husband Robin LLOYD of Brantford, Susan and her husband David STOTT of Stratford and Tom FERGUSON of Port Stanley. Dear son-in-law of Gerhard and Cecilia LUCKAS of Odessa. Sadly missed by a number of brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Roy was born in London on December 1, 1955. He has lived in Saint Thomas the past 5 years and formerly of Byron and worked for C.N. Railroad. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family. A Public Memorial Service to Celebrate Roy's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In Lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BIRTCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-01 published
WALKER, Ruth Louise (formerly WALLS, née BETTGER)
Of Goderich. Passed away peacefully on Friday April 28, 2006. Born in New Hamburg in 1908. Beloved wife of the late John WALLS (1960) and Alex WALKER (1970.) Much loved step-mother of the late Sandra BIRTCH (1984,) Jackie GILBANK of Kincardine, Bill WALKER of Aylmer and Brad WALKER of Sarnia. Chernished grandmother of Tracey, Tiffany, Trevor, Tashia, Jessica, Melissa, Matthew, Scott, Martha, Oliver, Kade and proud great grandmother of Cassandra and Benjamin. Sister of Harold BETTGER of Goderich, Verna CUTT of Toronto, Mary ALSING of Conneticut, U.S.A. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd, E.G. and sisters Ethel HOPKINSON and Helen CHAPMAN. Sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and their families and many Friends whose lives she touched. Longtime member of North Street United Church. Her immense strength and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, North Street United Church or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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