BLAAK o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-28 published
DE JONG, Reinouw " Reina" (née RIENKS)
After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, the Lord took Home our beloved Mom, Reinouw DE JONG of Paris, formerly of Brantford and Cathcart, on Sunday March 26, 2006, in her 89th year. She was the loving wife of Allen, who went before her in 1974. Loving mother of Bertha (Gilbert) VAN KRUISTUM, Burford; Ali (Allan) CLARRIDGE, Paris; Wilbert (Jane) DE JONG, Brantford; John (Barb) DE JONG, Woodstock; Jack (Eloise) DE JONG, Brantford and Paul (Lori) DE JONG, Paris. Beloved Grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who will sadly miss her. Reina came to Canada from Holland in 1952. She was the last surviving member of her family. Friends will be welcomed at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Reformed Church, 506 West Street, Brantford, on Thursday at 11 a.m. and will be officiated by Pastor Abram BLAAK. A Private Family Interment will occur at a later time in the Paris Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to 100 Huntley Street or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. “To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord.” “Home Sweet Home&rdquo

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BLACK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-27 published
MULLIGAN, Hazel Violet (née LEE)
Hazel Violet (Vi) MULLIGAN died peacefully on Sunday September 17, 2006 at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale Site in her 80th year.
Vi was born on July 14, 1927 to parents Charles and Mildred LEE. She was raised in the Dundalk area and after her marriage to Joe MULLIGAN resided at Victoria Corners. They built a new house in 1974 and moved to live at Lake Eugenia. After Joe died in 1985, Vi resided in the Flesherton-Markdale area until she became a resident of Grey Gables in March 2005 when failing health took away her independent living.
Vi was a stay-at-home mom caring for her eight children who survive her: Donna (Floyd) GRUMMETT, Linda McGRATH, Ivan MULLIGAN, Helen (Bill) MILLER, Kathy MULLIGAN, Don (Jayne) MULLIGAN, Patti (Brian) BATCHELOR, and Marlene (Glen) McINTYRE. 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren will miss her. A sister, Muriel ALLEN, brothers Gord and Glen LEE and a daughter-in-law, Barb MULLIGAN also survive her. Her brothers Jack, Bill and Ed and a son-in-law Ron McGRATH predeceased Vi.
The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Tuesday September 19. Pat GRAHAM, a close family friend, prepared supper at the McIntyre residence for the family between visitations. A Mass of Christian burial was held at Saint_John's Roman Catholic Church, Glenelg, on Wednesday September 20th, The BLACK family sang during the Mass as Father Jiri MacENAUER officiated. The interment was in Saint_John's Cemetery.
The pallbearers were grand_sons Mark McGRATH, Christopher and Bradley MULLIGAN, Kyle BATCHELOR and Adam, Lee and Paul McINTYRE. The flower bearers were granddaughters Joe-Anne SMITH, Angela McGRATH, Shannon MULLIGAN, Marni GOSS, Shelley DILLMAN and Sandi BATCHELOR.
Granddaughter Lee-Anne TEETER read a "Grandma" poem. Jan POWELL, a special family friend, read a poem "Our Mom" written by Kathy MULLIGAN. Vi's favorite song, "The Rose" was played, then Sharon MULLIGAN said grace before the luncheon was served at the Glenelg Hall.
There is no doubt, a wonderful person was she
With a loving, caring nature, now set free
A wife, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend
A great-grandma, grandma, and loving mom to the end.
Rest in Peace! Until we meet again.
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BLACK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-27 published
MULLIGAN, Vi
Thanks, from the family, is what we can say
To the wonderful people, sending our way
Food, cards, flowers and donations did come
Showing your care in the loss of our mom.
Thanks to Doctor POWER and the hospital staff for their care
And all of Grey Gables, mom had resided there.
To Pat GRAHAM and the Glenelg ladies, the food did prepare
To the BLACK family who sang at the church during the service there,
To the May Funeral Home the way you do
At this difficult time, in guiding us through.
Everyone's support and kindness will be remembered for years to come
As will the treasured memories of Vi - a wonderful grandma and mom.
The Mulligan Families
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BLACK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-23 published
BLACK, Jane (née WOLFENDEN)
Jane BLACK, teacher and long time resident of Collingwood, wife of the late Frank BLACK, C.A., died peacefully in her sleep at her home at Kelso Villa in Owen Sound on Saturday January 21, 2006 following a short illness. She is survived by the son Rev. David and Lorraine BLACK of Barrie, and daughter Frances and Bruce COE of Annan, as well as grandchildren, Alexi (BLACK) and Chris SENSICLE of Brampton, Gordon BLACK of Orangeville and Korea, Jason and Genny COE of Guelph and Ottawa, and Stephen COE of Guelph and his fiancee, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Visitation will be at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood on Monday, January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Trinity United Church, Collingwood, on Tuesday, January 24 at 2: 00 p.m. At her request, memorial flowers are respectfully declined, but a contribution to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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BLACK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-03 published
SACKFIELD, Gertrude Dorothy (née ARMSTRONG)
Peacefully at Kelso Pines Retirement Home in Owen Sound, on Tuesday morning, May 2nd, 2006. Gertrude Dorothy SACKFIELD (née ARMSTRONG,) in her 92nd year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Ellis SACKFIELD. Loving mother of Bruce COE and his wife, Frances, of Annan. Proud grandmother of Jason COE and his wife, Genny, of Ottawa and Stephen COE, of Guelph and his fiancée, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Wednesday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Dorothy SACKFIELD will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 4th, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David BLACK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association as your expression of sympathy.

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BLACK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-28 published
MacDONALD, Gladys Evelyn (née METCALF
Of Chesley, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, October 26, 2006 in her 68th year. Beloved mother of Lorraine and her husband Tom BLACK of Chesley. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Courtney and Christian. Cherished sister of Don METCALF and his wife Linda of Hanover and aunt of Paul and Chris (Gerry) METCALF. Predeceased by her husband Walter, companion Bernie HALE and her parents, Harry and Stella (ACTON) METCALF. Friends may call at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday, October 30, 3006 from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 3 p.m. Rev. Anne MILLS officiating. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
WALKER, Gertrude " Gertie"
The family of the late Gertrude "Gertie" WALKER wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to family, Friends and neighbours for donations, flowers, cards and kind words in her memory. Special thanks to Strathroy Hospital staff on 1st floor south, medical wing for their compassion and generous support of the family. Also thanks to Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia and Reverend Peter BLACK, Watford for the service provided. The Oates Family.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
CLASSEN, Diane (née PHILLIPS)
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, January 29, 2006. Diane CLASSEN (née PHILLIPS,) 65 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of Tom. Dear mother of Jeff and Connie CLASSEN of Petrolia, Scott and Tracy CLASSEN of London, Darren CLASSEN of Sarnia and Stephanie RAMSAY and Kim WIKHOLM of Dorchester. Dear grandmother of Bobbi Lee and Jeff, Kristina and Dean, Nicole, Jamie, Kristin, Courtney, Casandra and Kirk. Dear great-grandmother of Robbie and Kassidy. Dear sister of Doug PHILLIPS of Victoria, British Columbia, Rae and Dave DWYER of Sarnia, Jamie and Lori PHILLIPS of Sarnia, Kirk PHILLIPS of Kamloops, British Columbia, Peter BLACK of London and the late Bob PHILLIPS. Predeceased by her parents, Alex PHILLIPS and Jean (PHILLIPS) BLACK. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Brian SHOESMITH officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lung Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-01 published
JACKSON, Donald Robert
Peacefully at Bluewater Health-Palliative Care on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Donald Robert JACKSON age 78 of Sarnia. Beloved father of Wendy NEWMAN (Inch), Donald JACKSON (Donna), Shirley JACKSON (Roy,) Gail BRYCE (Ron) and Gary MORGAN (Daryle.) Dear brother of Arnetta BLACK (William) and brother-in-law of Mary Jane JACKSON. Best friend for life of Grace TAILOR/TAYLOR and her family. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Family and Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday in the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and again in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-13 published
LIGHTFOOT, David James
Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 11, 2006. David James LIGHTFOOT of Arkona in his 22nd year. Beloved son of Deborah and Dave EASTMAN and Jim LIGHTFOOT. Dear stepbrother to Melissa and Dennis, Anthony and Jonathan, David will be missed by grandparents Hanks and Sharon, Betty LIGHTFOOT, Ken and Helen BRYCE and Bernice and Walter (2004) EASTMAN. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Monday, March 13th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The celebration of David's life will be conducted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 at the funeral home with Pastor Peter BLACK officiating. Interment in Watford Cemetery to follow. Donations in David's memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada and would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Harper Funeral Home in Watford (876-2218).

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
LIGHTFOOT, David James
Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 11, 2006. David James LIGHTFOOT of Arkona in his 22nd year. Beloved son of Deborah and Dave EASTMAN and Jim LIGHTFOOT. Dear stepbrother to Melissa and Dennis, Anthony and Jonathan. David will be missed by grandparents Hank and Sharon, Betty LIGHTFOOT, Ken and Helen BRYCE and Bernice and Walter (2004) EASTMAN. Also Survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Monday, March 13th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The celebration of David's life will be conducted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Peter BLACK officiating. Interment in Watford Cemetery to follow. Donations in David's memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada and would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Harper Funeral Home in Watford (876-2218).

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-21 published
McPHEE, Robert " Bob" Donald
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Sunday, March 19, 2006, Robert "Bob" Donald McPHEE of R.R.#3, Auburn in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Reta (McINTYRE) McPHEE. Dear father of Gerry and Debbie McPHEE of R.R.#3, Auburn, Brenda and Ron DAWE of Waterloo, Lori BLACK of Barrie and the late William McPHEE. Loving grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Brother of Myrle PETTMAN, Donna McGEE, June MILLER, Alma BIRD, Daniel McPHEE. Predeceased by sisters Helen WILLIAMS, Eileen KNIGHT, Joyce SPARKS and brother William McPHEE. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association or Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-21 published
ROBERTSON, Ebba (née JENSEN)
Of Chatham, formerly of Blenheim and London passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Association. Born in Denmark 79 years ago daughter of the late Mandrup JENSEN and Laura LARSEN. Ebba moved from London to Blenheim with her family in 1968 and was a director of the Gil Robertson General Motors-Chev-Olds dealership before retiring. Beloved wife of Gil ROBERTSON for the past 58 years. Dear mother of Marna McCORMICK of Mississauga and Randy of San Antonio, Texas. Cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Miranda, Shaneysa, Elaython and Brayden. Survived by sister Cora BLACK of Sarnia. At Ebba's request cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Memorials to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated and may be offered at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-23 published
RIDDOLLS, Harold
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, Harold RIDDOLLS, of Ingersoll, in his 91st year. Husband of the late Eileen (DUNCAN) RIDDOLLS (1989.) Dear father of Lawry and his wife Judi of Guelph and Don and his wife Madalene of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Dear brother of Viola HART of Mississauga. Uncle of Marilyn and her husband Don WYAND of Langenburg, Saskatchewan. Grand uncle of Paula, Pat and Ron. Predeceased by one sister Marion BLACK. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a private family service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Rev. Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alexandra Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
DENNIS, Edward Miles
Peacefully at his residence N.L. Rest Home on Monday April 8, 2006 Edward Miles DENNIS. Beloved husband of the late Grace BLACK, R.N. (1983) Dear father of Thomas of New York City and James of Toronto. Brother of Robert DENNIS of Sarnia. Predeceased by his sister Marjory, aged 80 years. Resting at The Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James St. S. (Forest) Lambton Shores. Funeral Service on Wednesday April 12, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Tuesday Evening 7-9 p.m. Visitation Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations to N.L. Rest Home auxiliary appreciated by the Family. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home) A memorial tree will be planted in memorial of "Edward" by the Dodge Family.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-12 published
ROBERTSON, Ebba
Of Chatham, formerly of Blenheim and London passed away on March 19, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Beloved wife of Gil ROBERTSON, dear mother of Marna McCORMICK and Randy ROBERTSON, loving grandmother to five grandchildren and dear sister of Cora BLACK. At Ebba's request cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held at the Blenheim Golf Club on Saturday, April 15th at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundaion would be appreciated and may be offered at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-20 published
BLACK, Jean Black
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006, at age 90. Predeceased by husband James BLACK (1989.) Beloved mother to Mary Pate, James BLACK, Lilias Wilkie and Douglas BLACK. Predeceased by daughter Noreen WEBSTER (1968.) Sister to Jessie DAVIDSON, Nora TAILOR/TAYLOR and Jack WILDE. Predeceased by sisters Lily BOGATKO, Mary WILDE, Isobel OPIE and by brother Bill WILDE. Fondly remembered by 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, April 21st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society, London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer Centre, or the charity of choice.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
LEVY, Nellie (née ATKINSON)
Peacefully at her residence the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Nellie (ATKINSON) LEVY age 95 years a lifelong resident of Blanshard Ward. She was predeceased by her husband Robert LEVY in 1977. Dear mother of Muriel and Till HARTMAN of Shakespeare and Grace and Bill CARDUCCI of Boca Rotan, Florida. Proud grandmother of Debbie and Marc SHICKLUNA of London, Patti HARTMAN of Stratford, Julie and Brian COPPING of Saint Marys and Chris and Eva BLACK of Florida and great grandmother of Mitchell SHICKLUNA, Phillip and Megan BLACK. Dear sister-in-law of Ruby BICKELL of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Charles ATKINSON and the former Ettie LANE, a son-in-law Phillip BLACK, a sister Velma DUNCAN and her husband Gordon, a brother Goldwin ATKINSON, brothers and sisters-in-law Archie and Kathleen LEVY, Walter and Eleanor LEVY and William BICKELL. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkton Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Saint Marys Museum (Building Fund), Kirkton United Church or the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
HUNT, Robert Bruce
In his 89th year at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on May 3rd, 2006. Robert Bruce HUNT, will be missed by loving wife Mary and pre-deceased by his 1st wife Lillian. Bruce will be remembered by his son Dale and his daughter Cheryl. Survived by grandchildren Aaron BLACK, Meaghan JILLIARD, Chad HUNT and Ashley HUNT. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Devoted brother to Jack and sister Grace PASSFIELD. Predeceased by brother Edward, and sister Ruth (Harold) EATON. Cremation has taken place with a graveside service to be held at the Dorchester Union Cemetery on Dorchester Road on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed FONTAINE officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Bethel Baptist Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy (519-245-1023).

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-19 published
RUDD, Edna W. (formerly GORE, née WHITTINGTON)
At Kensington Village Nursing Home, London on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Edna W. (WHITTINGTON) (GORE) RUDD of London and formerly of Lucan in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Charles (Bud) RUDD (2001.) Dear mother of Jeff and Tracy GORE of Lucan and Jim RUDD and Rosa SARDO of Centralia. Dear grandmother of Sarah, Ashley, Joshua, Samantha and Nicole; Jessie; and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Tom WHITTINGTON of Strathroy, Edith KEATING and Doris and Jack BLACK all of London. Predeceased by step-children Maureen OLIVER (2000) and John Eldon RUDD (1994,) brothers Stan, Les, Ray, Glen, Adair and Keith and a sister Jean HAYWOOD. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be on Saturday, May 20th at 9 a.m. with Pastor Doug LOVEDAY officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-20 published
BLACK, Jean
I would like to thank everyone for the care you have shown my family and myself, through your prayers, thoughts, phone calls, flowers and cards. Many of you who knew our Mother (Jean BLACK) also know that she was a very special person who loved life and was always so interesting with her stories. It is comforting to know that she had such a positive impact on so many people. I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation for your kindness shown to all of us at this time of sorrow. From her daughter, Mary.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-20 published
SEYKENS, Anna " Annie" (née SCHICHATZKAJA)
At Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday May 18th, 2006, Anna "Annie" SEYKENS (née SCHICHATZKAJA) of Knowles Dr., Woodstock, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Hubertus "Albert" SEYKENS. Dear mother of Jeannetta WOODALL and her husband Ron, Agnes FRENCH and Tammy BLACK all of Woodstock, Joze VERNOOY and her husband Joe of Saint Marys and Petra HASKELL and her companion Jack SHEWAN of Ingersoll. Loved grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces in the Ukraine and brother/sisters-in-law in Holland and the U.S. Predeceased by her son-in-law Neil SCURR (1982). Annie was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #55, Woodstock, the Seniors Citizens Southgate Centre and the Woodstock Blind Bowlers League. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock (539-0004) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Community Church (St. Rita's), 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. with Fr. Chris GEVAERT officiating. Interment in the Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com Evening prayers will be held Sunday at 6: 30 p.m. in the funeral home.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
EASTMAN, David Lorne
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Saturday, June 3, 2006 David Lorne EASTMAN of Arkona in his 49th year. Best friend and husband of Deborah (BRYCE,) loving son of Bernice and the late Walter (2004), dear son-in-law of Ken and Helen BRYCE (Watford,) adored by his children Melissa and Dennis, Anthony, Jonathan and the late David LIGHTFOOT (2006.) Will be sadly missed by brothers, Allen, Donald, Jim and Maggie and sisters in law Mary and Laurel. Predeceased by Granddaughter Jade. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law Ivan, David, Curtis (Janine), Eric (Melanie). Also will be missed by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many Friends. Family and Friends will be received at Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest, Monday June 5th 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service Tuesday June 6th at 1 p.m. Pastor Peter BLACK officiating. Interment Watford Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice are gratefully acknowledged.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-10 published
BLACK, Jeffrey Donald
At his residence in London Jeffrey Donald dear son of Ann BLACK and Donald BLACK and his wife Jane. Dear brother of John and his wife Barbara, and Steven. Dear uncle of Jonathan, Jennifer, Jessica and Jamieson. Survived by loving aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday morning June 12, 2006, at 11 o'clock. Private interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-05 published
BAKER, Robert
Peacefully at University Hospital, London, surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 2, 2006 Robert BAKER (Bob) in his 85th year. Bob is the beloved husband of the late Lillian Mae (1990). Loving Poppa to Laura and Mike, Allan, David, Nicole and Danielle and Great-Poppa to Keira Lily Mae. Special friend to Linda and Doug, Donna and Terry. Dearly missed by Margaret, Lizz, Nick and Bill. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Glen (2005) and Arnetta. Austin (1985) and Fanny, Wanda and Adam WILSON, Meade and Dorothy, Bruce (1974) and Bridgette, Clara and Bill BROWN, Irene and Bruce (1994) TYNDALL, Beatrice and Alphonse (1994) GRENIER, John and Janice, Bill and Marg, Murray (1995) and Greta, Gladys and Grant McGREGOR, Myrtle BLACK, Rose and Paul MOSURE. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Pop served with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa -- Machine Gunners -- 3rd Division that landed on The Beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He endured many hardships while fighting for his country. He was very proud to make those sacrifices for his family, his country and our freedom. A private graveside service to be held at Baird Cemetery, Brucefield, Ontario. Friends may attend a celebration of Pop's life to be held on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. At Elim Bible Chapel, Townsend Line, Arkona. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to London Health Science Foundation c/o Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences University Hospital Room C7-002, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, N6A 5A5. Arrangements entrusted to Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Directors Inc., Forest 519-786-2401. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Bob" by the Dodge Family.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
BAKER, Robert " Bob"
Peacefully at University Hospital, London, surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 2, 2006 Robert BAKER (Bob) in his 85th year. Bob is the beloved husband of the late Lillian Mae (1990). Loving Poppa to Laura and Mike, Allan, David, Nicole and Danielle and Great-Poppa to Keira Lily Mae. Special friend to Linda and Doug, Donna and Terry. Dearly missed by Margaret, Lizz, Nick and Bill. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Glen (2005) and Arnetta. Austin (1985) and Fanny, Wanda and Adam WILSON, Meade and Dorothy, Bruce (1974) and Bridgette, Clara and Bill BROWN, Irene and Bruce (1994) TYNDALL, Beatrice and Alphonse (1994) GRENIER, John and Janice, Bill and Marg, Murray (1995) and Greta, Gladys and Grant McGREGOR, Myrtle BLACK, Rose and Paul MOSURE. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Pop served with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa -- Machine Gunners -- 3rd Division that landed on The Beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He endured many hardships while fighting for his country. He was very proud to make those sacrifices for his family, his country and our freedom. A private graveside service to be held at Baird Cemetery, Brucefield, Ontario. Friends may attend a celebration of Pop's life to be held on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. At Elim Bible Chapel, Townsend Line, Arkona. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to London Health Science Foundation c/o Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences University Hospital Room C7-002, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, N6A 5A5. Arrangements entrusted to Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Directors Inc., Forest 519-786-2401. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Bob" by the Dodge Family.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-30 published
FAST, Victor Harlad (December 22, 1929 to September 29, 2006)
Passed away at the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 76 years. Beloved father of Debbie LONG and her three children Jennifer LEGER (Gilles,) Heather FINDLAY (Robb) and Daryl LONG all of Vancouver, British Columbia; Rhonda (Mike) and her two children Dennis KJELDSEN (Michelle) and Mandy KJELDSEN (Jonathan;) Linda MacGREGOR (George) and their two children Ian and Colin MacGREGOR; Doctor Kevin FAST (Deanna BELL- FAST) and their three sons Keenan, Dane and Bennett FAST. Also survived by G.G. children Alexcia, Ryan, Sarah and Onnika. He leaves behind one sister and three brothers Verna FARNAM (Bill) of Scquim, Washington, Alvin FAST (Nellie), Rev. John FAST (Kay), and Robert FAST (Lola) all of British Columbia. Victor was the youngest son of fourteen children and was predeceased by his parents Frank and Helena FAST, three sisters, Elizabeth, Helen and Mata, and six brothers Frank, Henry, Oscar, Dietrich, Arnold and Alfred all of western Canada. Victor was a retired officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, a member of St. Andrew's Church choir, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 and he had a great passion for golf, music and sailing, but his Grand Passion was for Betty Dee BLACK as he offered safety and love while on her walking expeditions over North America for the past twelve years. He is fondly remembered by her children Carl and Susan MITCHELL and Doctor Janet SEAL and their four sons Byron, Simon, Travis and Kurtis; Lori MITCHELL- McNALLY and her children Adam and Amber; Shari MITCHELL; Susan and Dan CORE and their children Ashley and Nicholas; Verba and Jerry BLACK and their daughter Breanne; and not to forget his good friend Sam McGee (Macaw Parrot). He will be sadly missed by all of us for he was a gentleman of the highest ilk. His life was an inspiration to all of us and his memory will be a benediction. A Memorial Visitation will take place at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sarnia, Ontario (519-383-7121) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday October 3, 2006. A Celebration of Life will be at St. Andrew's Church (261 Christina St. N., Sarnia) on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Messages of condolence may be expressed to the family at condolences@stewartfuneralhome.ca In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Organ Restoration Fund at St. Andrew's Church.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-02 published
JOHNSTON, Ronald Wayne
Aged 61 of Sevierville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday October 28, 2006. He was an electrician for 40 years and employed by Gatlinburg Real Estate and Rentals. Predeceased by his father James David JOHNSTON and brother William James JOHNSTON. Surviving Ron is companion and best friend of 12 years Gail BLACK, sons Chris, Jarrod, and Brent and his wife Nikke. Grandchildren, Brooklin, Conner, Hunter and Denver, mother Jean JOHNSTON, sisters Diane RAWLINGS, and Barb (Joe) O'NEIL. Resting at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, 9 James St. S. Forest. Funeral service Saturday November 4 at 1: 30. Visitation Friday evening 7-9, Saturday 12 until 1:00. Interment Ravenswood Cemetery. Donations appreciated to the Special Olympics, Ravenswood United or charity of choice. A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Ron" by the Dodge Family.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
JOHNSTON, Ronald Wayne
Aged 61 of Sevierville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday October 28, 2006. He was an electrician for 40 years and employed by Gatlinburg Real Estate and Rentals. Predeceased by his father James David JOHNSTON and brother William James JOHNSTON. Surviving Ron is companion and best friend of 12 years Gail BLACK, sons Chris, Jarrod, and Brent and his wife Nikke. Grandchildren, Brooklin, Conner, Hunter and Denver, mother Jean JOHNSTON, sisters Diane RAWLINGS, and Barb (Joe) MacNEIL. Resting at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, 9 James St. S. Forest. Funeral service Saturday November 4 at 1: 30. Visitation Friday evening 7-9, Saturday 12 until 1:00. Interment Ravenswood Cemetery. Donations appreciated to the Special Olympics, Ravenswood United or charity of choice. A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Ron" by the Dodge Family.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
SMITH, Leo Joseph
The family of Leo SMITH sadly announces his sudden passing at Georgetown Hospital on Saturday November 25, 2006 at age 76. Leo Joseph SMITH, beloved husband of Mary Cecilia CRONIN of Acton. Loving father of Melodee and Lloyd BLACK of Fergus, Crystal and Andrew CARRUTHERS of Mississauga and Sonia and Shawn MATHESON of Milton. Proud Poppa of Caitlin, Lindsey, Alex, Jessica and Cole. Brother of Russel and Rita, Audrey, Bill and Maddie, Gerald and Pauline, George and Cleo, Tom and Eileen (SLOAN,) Raymond and Mary Catherine, Sister Joyce, Ed and Dorthy, Donald and Darlene, Gordon and Cecilia, Jim and Margaret (KENDALL,) Ed and Donna (LESPERANCE,) Jim and Jean (MALONEY,) Helen (CRECES,) Robert and Trudy. Predeceased by Lloyd, Ralph, James. Brother-in-law of Joanne REGIER, Stephen and Nancy CRONIN, Jim and Karen CRONIN, Jerry and Heather CRONIN. Predeceased by Dave REGIER. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Blue Springs Funeral Home, Acton, Monday 2: 00 pm-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 pm-9: 00 p.m. Parish prayers will start at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Rosary Church, 139 Martin Street, Milton, Tuesday November 28, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, St. Columban Cemetery, St. Columban, Ontario. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
BLACK, Julie
To my best friend and dear sister If I knew four years ago today when I hugged you and said goodbye, that it would be our last, I never would have let you go. Always loved and remembered, your sister Liz.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-05-09 published
HUNT, Robert Bruce
In his 89th year, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on May 3, 2006. Robert Bruce HUNT will be missed by his loving wife Mary and predeceased by his first wife Lillian. Bruce will be remembered by his son Dale and his daughter Cheryl. Survived by grandchildren Aaron BLACK, Meaghan JILLIARD, Chad HUNT, and Ashley HUNT. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Devoted brother to Jack and sister Grace PASSFIELD. Predeceased by brother Edward and sister Ruth (Harold) EATON. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service was held at the Dorchester Union Cemetery on Dorchester Road on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed FONTAINE officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Bethel Baptist Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy, 519-245-1023. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert.

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BLACK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-05-16 published
HUNT, Robert Bruce
In his 89th year, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on May 3, 2006. Robert Bruce HUNT will be missed by his loving wife Mary and predeceased by his first wife Lillian. Bruce will be remembered by his son Dale and his daughter Cheryl. Survived by grandchildren Aaron BLACK, Meaghan JILLIARD, Chad HUNT, and Ashley HUNT. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Devoted brother to Jack and sister Grace PASSFIELD. Predeceased by brother Edward and sister Ruth (Harold) EATON. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service was held at the Dorchester Union Cemetery on Dorchester Road on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed FONTAINE officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Bethel Baptist Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy, 519-245-1023. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert.

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BLACK o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-17 published
BLACK, Hugh James
(Retired sciences teacher at Simcoe Composite School and Norwood High School)
It is with great sadness that the family of Hughie announces that he passed away peacefully, with his daughter at his side, at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia on Sunday March 12, 2006, in his 89th year. Much loved Dad of Anne and her husband Bob STONER of Peterborough and Bill BLACK of Kingston. Dear Grandpa of Jeremy STONER of Welland and Adam STONER of Peterborough. Hughie was born October 31, 1917 in Foresters Falls, Ontario. He attended Normal School in Ottawa after completing high school. He had many fond memories of teaching in a one room schoolhouse at Thunder Bay before serving with the Air Force during World War 2. In 1949, he graduated from Ontario Agriculture College in Guelph, going on to teach the sciences at the high school level in Simcoe and then Norwood. After retiring, the moderate climate of Victoria, British Columbia beckoned and he moved there to live, thoroughly enjoying the ease of retirement. He made many dear Friends as the superintendent for an apartment building there. He was a 50 year member of the Norfolk Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Rameses Shriners, the Royal Canadian Legion and in the past, of the Delhi Revolver Club. As was his wish, Hughie was cremated and an informal celebration of his life was held along the shores of the Juan de Fuca Strait, where he loved to sit and enjoy the peace of the open water and spectacular sunsets. "May his spirit soar with the winged and be at peace forever." In Hughie's memory, donations to the Pemberton Garden Chapel Fund at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia., would be appreciated by the family. Address: Nootka Court-H304, 633 Courtney Street, Victoria, British Columbia V9W 1B9.

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BLACK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-25 published
BLACK, Jane (née WOLFENDEN)
Jane BLACK, teacher and long time resident of Collingwood, wife of the late Frank BLACK, C.A., died peacefully in her sleep at her home at Kelso Villa in Owen Sound on Saturday January 21, 2006 following a short illness. She is survived by her son Rev. David and Lorraine BLACK of Barrie, and daughter Frances and Bruce COE of Annan, as well as grandchildren, Alexi (BLACK) and Chris SENSICLE of Brampton, Gordon BLACK of Orangeville and Korea, Jason and Genny COE of Guelph and Ottawa, and Stephen COE of Guelph and his fiancee, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Visitation was held at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood on Monday, January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Trinity United church, Collingwood, on Tuesday, January 24 at 2: 00 p.m. At her request, memorial flowers are respectfully declined but a contribution to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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BLACK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-07 published
ILES, William John
A Memorial Remembrance
One year later we remember William John ILES who passed away on June 11, 2005 in his 79th year after a serious illness. Bill, as he was known, was born on April 9, 1927 in Egremont Township. He was the eldest son of the late William and Vida ILES of Mount Forest, brother of Kenneth ILES, Audrey McLELLAND, Lorna BELL and the late Wilma ROONEY and the late Elmer ILES. In his early years he left school to work on his parent's farm. Later he learned the painting trade. Most of his working years were spent in sales and he enjoyed many years with Canada Bread and in car sales in Collingwood and Stayner. Before he retired, he started his own painting business. On August 20, 1955 he married Isabel ANDERSON and they resided at Wasaga Beach. Later they moved to Stayner. They had one daughter, Lynn, who married David BLACK. They have two children, Landon and May who were Papa's pride and joy. Bill was a member of the Jubilee Presbyterian Church where he served on the Board of Managers. He was a member of the Northern Light Lodge and the Scottish Rite. The funeral service was held on June 13th in Jubilee Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jeff INGLIS of Creemore officiating. Pallbearers were Kenneth ILES Jr. Wayne ROONEY, Rick CLARK, Bill BATES, Wayne FOLKEARD and Gary MacHIN. Cremation followed with interment in Stayner Union Cemetery. Bill is lovingly remembered by his family and is always in our hearts. Isabel ILES, Lynn, David, Landon and May BLACK.
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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-06 published
CAMPBELL, Islay M.
It is with deep sadness that her family announces that Islay died peacefully at home on Thursday, March 2, 2006 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her three sisters, Ella, Bessie and Mae and brother-in-law Bob ASHTON. Dear sister-in-law of Maurice BLACK, loving aunt of Ernie and Barb BLACK; Sue and Brian LARTER, Kathryn and Tim SIM. Fondly remembered by her great nieces and nephews Kevin and Jenni BLACK; Scott, Todd and Rebecca LARTER Tyler, Luke and Kaitlin SIM; and great great aunt to Riley and Griffin BLACK. Islay was blessed with a long and healthy life and will be sorely missed by her many wonderful Friends. The family will receive Friends at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue, Toronto on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 from 9: 30 a.m. followed by a service in the church at 10: 30 a.m. There will be a reception at the church following the service. Cremation at St. James' Crematorium. If desired donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
BLACK, Reverend Francis H., C.S.B.
At Anglin House, Toronto, on Thursday, March 9th, 2006. Born in Port Arthur, Ontario in 1927 he was the son of the late Francis Henry BLACK and Florence ANDERSON. Dear brother of Maureen WALNEK (Ray,) Ann MORAN (John,) Barbara DELANEY (Tom,) Robert BLACK (Marilyn,) Christopher BLACK and several nieces and nephews. Fr. BLACK professed vows as a Basilian Father in 1947 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He devoted his life to Catholic education, both in schools and parishes throughout Ontario. After graduating from the University of St. Michael's College and the Ontario College of Education, he studied theology at St. Basil's Seminary in Toronto and was ordained a priest on June 29, 1956 at St. Basil's Church in Toronto. A career in teaching followed at St. Michael's College School (Toronto), St. Charles College (Sudbury) and Michael Power High School (Toronto.) Fr. BLACK then served in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and became parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes in Manitouwadge, Ontario before moving to Anglin House. Friends may call at the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto on Sunday from 2: 00 p.m. with a Vigil Service on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel on Monday, March 13th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in the Basilian Plot, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Basilian Fathers Retirement Fund.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
HILL, Jack
In his 81st year, passed away peacefully, at home, on March 17th, 2006, surrounded by his loved ones. Beloved husband of Terry. Predeceased by his parents, Sydney and Harriet. Father of the Honourable Mr. Justice Casey HILL and Michael HILL, and their partners, The Honourable Madam Justice Bonnie WEIN and Karen. Stepfather of Kimberly and her partner Burt. Caring friend of his former daughter-in-law Marieanna. Brother of William, Dorothy, and Evelyn (deceased). Cherished by his grandchildren Stephanie, Andrew, MacKenzie and Benjamin, and by his many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family extends their thanks and gratitude to Doctor R.W. BLACK. Private family funeral.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-28 published
Christopher YOUNG, Journalist (1926-2006)
Former editor of the Ottawa Citizen and head of Southam News left management to become an award-winning foreign correspondent, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A journalist with a keen eye for details and a fluid, descriptive style, Christopher YOUNG was an award-winning foreign correspondent, a former editor of the Ottawa Citizen, and a columnist who was respected for the soundness of his editorial positions.
"He was a very stylish writer, with a marvellous eye for details," his former colleague Charles KING told Canadian Press last week. Describing Mr. YOUNG as "a down-to-earth intellectual" who "wasn't taken in by puffery or power," Mr. KING said he was "a man of absolute integrity."
Christopher Moody YOUNG was the only son and eldest of three children of Norman YOUNG, a Rhodes scholar and teacher, and Grace MOODY of Winnipeg. His parents married in Winnipeg in 1925 in a double wedding with Ms. MOODY's older sister Maryon and a young Ontario academic and future prime minister named Lester PEARSON. Ms. MOODY's mother took her maternal duties very seriously when it came to finding husbands for her daughters, believing that a younger child could not marry until the older one was suitably settled.
After happily resolving the marital protocol issues, Mr. YOUNG and his bride went out to Ghana in West Africa, in what was then a British colony called the Gold Coast, to teach in a native school that had been founded by Sir Frederick Guggisberg, a Canadian-born mining engineer and one-time governor of the colony. Ms. YOUNG defied the custom of the time, which determined that white women went back to England to have their babies, and insisted that her son be born in Accra.
The family returned to Winnipeg when Christopher was 3, and his father became the founding headmaster at Ravencourt's School (now Saint_John's Ravenscourt) in 1929. When the Second World War broke out, Christopher's father enlisted in the armed forces and was killed in the Allied raid on Dieppe in August, 1942. Christopher was 16 and the only male in a family of four.
After graduating from Saint_John's Ravenscourt in 1943, Christopher YOUNG went to the University of Manitoba, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1947 and winning a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford. That same year he married his first wife, Florence, the daughter of John and Ruby SIRITT. By then, journalism was already in his blood. As an undergraduate, he had worked summers at the now defunct Winnipeg Tribune and he joined the paper full-time in 1949, after he had come down from Oxford with a master's degree.
He worked at the Trib for six years, the last two as news editor. In 1955, the YOUNGs moved to Hamilton after he accepted at job at the Hamilton Spectator as news editor. He was promoted to executive news editor in 1957 and moved to the Southam news service two years later, where he worked as the Ottawa bureau chief from 1960 to 1961.
The following year, he was appointed editor of the Ottawa Citizen, the Southam chain's flagship paper, a post he held for 14 years. As an editor, Mr. YOUNG continued to write elegant and thoughtful columns and articles on local, national and world events. He won a Bowater Award in 1961 for a series on unemployment. These were years of sadness as well as accomplishment. His first wife died in 1966, after a long illness, leaving him a widower with three daughters to raise. He married Ann COFFIN, a theatre officer at the Canada Council, the following year. Together they had a daughter, Rachel.
In 1975, Mr. YOUNG became general manager of Southam News, a position he held until 1981. After more than 15 years in management, Mr. YOUNG wanted a new challenge and, on the cusp of 50, he sent himself into the field as a foreign correspondent. He was London bureau chief for Southam News from 1981 to 1984, (winning a National Newspaper Award in 1982 for his reporting on the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon) and then did a two-year stint as national political columnist back in Ottawa before heading up the Moscow bureau from 1987 to 1989. He won another National Newspaper Award for a series on Mongolia in 1988 and a Citation of Merit in 1989 for stories about pollution in the former Soviet Union.
In 1996, Conrad BLACK bought the Southam chain of newspapers. He and Mr. YOUNG did not share the same editorial viewpoint, especially about Israel and about the way Mr. BLACK's Hollinger corporation was running The Jerusalem Post.
"Chris was old school," Toronto Star columnist Jim TRAVERS told Canadian Press last week. "He believed newspapers had to be edgy and aggressive, but he also thought they had to contribute to a public understanding of public affairs.
"He saw journalism as a public service and feared that under Conrad BLACK it was being reduced all to business."
The Southam papers subsequently stopped running the column that Mr. YOUNG had been writing after his retirement.
Normally an articulate man, for whom verbal and written fluency were skills he took for granted, he began having trouble expressing himself in the mid-1990s. His mother had died of Alzheimer's when she was 92, so many of the symptoms were tragically familiar. After a year of waiting lists and tests, his fears were confirmed with a diagnosis in December, 1998. He was 72.
Bravely, he decided to write about his illness and how it affected his life in an article for Maclean's magazine entitled Descent into Alzheimer's. After a career of reporting on events, he turned his journalistic skills on himself and wrote candidly, with considerable assistance from his wife Ann, about the scourge that affects one in 10 adults over 65.
"People like me don't look funny, babble, cry out or make unseemly noises in public," he wrote, describing a recent holiday he had taken with his wife to California, where he had gotten lost on a tour of Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay. "Misjudging the situation, I took a boat returning to Fisherman's Wharf and then walked for hilly blocks until I realized I was lost, and that the best bet was to retrace my steps."
Somehow he made his way back to the wharf, but he "chose the wrong ferry dock and the wrong people to ask for help." Finally a sensitive woman heard him say "Alcatraz" and took him to the correct dock where he found his distraught wife. "The efforts of all the National Park Service rangers who now man the prison had not turned me up, so I became the first man to escape from Alcatraz and survive," he reported with his characteristic wit.
The article, which was the cover story on March 13, 2000, generated a huge response -- bigger than any story he had written in 42 years as a professional journalist. So, with even more help from his wife, he wrote a follow-up story on an Alzheimer's Society site, talking about his life and some of his fellow sufferers and paying tribute to the Friends, family and former colleagues who shared his company, wise in the knowledge that the disease, however devastating, is not "contagious."
Christopher Moody YOUNG was born in Accra, the Gold Coast (now Ghana) on July 9, 1926. He died in Ottawa of complications from Alzheimer's disease on March 21, 2006. He was 79. He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence Sirrett, and his eldest daughter, Alix. He is survived by his second wife, Ann, his daughters Sheila, Judy and Rachel, five grandchildren and his three younger sisters.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-31 published
ONLEY, Gwenyth Anne (née WOOLGER)
In her 81st year on Tuesday March 28, 2006, after a long struggle with a progressive neurological disorder. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. ONLEY, Q.C. Loving and devoted mother to David (Ruth Ann), Elaine (Allan), Richard (Sallie), Elizabeth (Jim) and Gordon (Tracy). Caring and active grandmother to Andrea, Jonathan, Emily, Cameron, Robert, Evan, Cynthia, Michael, Christie, Zoe, Nicole and Daniel. Gwen was a loving woman of deep Christian faith who lived her beliefs by looking for the best in people and in all of life's circumstances. She taught her family through both word and deed and was a true advocate for important causes including health and accessibility. Along with husband Charles, she was a founding Board member of the Wexford Home for the Aged and co-founder of the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society. Active in Christian Women's Club and Community Bible Study, Gwen delighted in her children's accomplishments and in her grandchildren's adventures, always a compassionate shoulder to cry on, with a wise word of advice and unwavering support and encouragement. For Gwen there was always time to smell the roses and have a cup of tea. Special thanks to the staff at Mom's home for the past two years, the Claremont Retirement Residence, for their love and support, in particular her two main caregivers Anne and Arlene, and Irina of ParaMed Home Healthcare. Special thanks as well to the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook in particular Doctors Mary TIERNEY and Sandra BLACK. Your wisdom, compassionate guidance and skills helped Mom and the entire family through many difficult days. With her family at her side, Mom entered into her Lord's presence to the words and music of her favourite hymn, His Eye is on the Sparrow, the Truth of its lyrics affirming her life and faith: "Let not your heart be troubled," His tender word I hear, And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears; Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." Visitation on Monday, April 3rd at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. Service on Tuesday, April 4th at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street (at Heath St.) at 11 a.m. Donations in Gwen's name may be made to the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society or The House of Compassion through Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
ONLEY, Gwenyth Anne (née WOOLGER)
In her 81st year on Tuesday March 28, 2006, after a long struggle with a progressive neurological disorder. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. ONLEY, Q.C. Loving and devoted mother to David (Ruth Ann), Elaine (Allan), Richard (Sallie), Elizabeth (Jim) and Gordon (Tracy). Caring and active grandmother to Andrea, Jonathan, Emily, Cameron, Robert, Evan, Cynthia, Michael, Christie, Zoe, Nicole and Daniel. Gwen was a loving woman of deep Christian faith who lived her beliefs by looking for the best in people and in all of life's circumstances. She taught her family through both word and deed and was a true advocate for important causes including health and accessibility. Along with husband Charles, she was a founding Board member of the Wexford Home for the Aged and co-founder of the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society. Active in Christian Women's Club and Community Bible Study, Gwen delighted in her children's accomplishments and in her grandchildren's adventures, always a compassionate shoulder to cry on, with a wise word of advice and unwavering support and encouragement. For Gwen there was always time to smell the roses and have a cup of tea. Special thanks to the staff at Mom's home for the past two years, the Claremont Retirement Residence, for their love and support, in particular her two main caregivers Anne and Arlene, and Irina of ParaMed Home Healthcare. Special thanks as well to the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook in particular Doctors Mary TIERNEY and Sandra BLACK. Your wisdom, compassionate guidance and skills helped Mom and the entire family through many difficult days. With her family at her side, Mom entered into her Lord's presence to the words and music of her favourite hymn, His Eye is on the Sparrow, the Truth of its lyrics affirming her life and faith: "Let not your heart be troubled," His tender word I hear, And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears; Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." Visitation on Monday, April 3rd at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. Service on Tuesday, April 4th at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street (at Heath St.) at 11 a.m. Donations in Gwen's name may be made to the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society or The House of Compassion through Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
ONLEY, Gwenyth Anne (née WOOLGER)
In her 81st year on Tuesday March 28, 2006, after a long struggle with a progressive neurological disorder. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. ONLEY, Q.C. Loving and devoted mother to David (Ruth Ann), Elaine (Allan), Richard (Sallie), Elizabeth (Jim) and Gordon (Tracy). Caring and active grandmother to Andrea, Jonathan, Emily, Cameron, Robert, Evan, Cynthia, Michael, Christie, Zoe, Nicole and Daniel. Gwen was a loving woman of deep Christian faith who lived her beliefs by looking for the best in people and in all of life's circumstances. She taught her family through both word and deed and was a true advocate for important causes including health and accessibility. Along with husband Charles, she was a founding Board member of the Wexford Home for the Aged and co-founder of the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society. Active in Christian Women's Club and Community Bible Study, Gwen delighted in her children's accomplishments and in her grandchildren's adventures, always a compassionate shoulder to cry on, with a wise word of advice and unwavering support and encouragement. For Gwen there was always time to smell the roses and have a cup of tea. Special thanks to the staff at Mom's home for the past two years, the Claremont Retirement Residence, for their love and support, in particular her two main caregivers Anne and Arlene, and Irina of ParaMed Home Healthcare. Special thanks as well to the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook in particular Doctors Mary TIERNEY and Sandra BLACK. Your wisdom, compassionate guidance and skills helped Mom and the entire family through many difficult days. With her family at her side, Mom entered into her Lord's presence to the words and music of her favourite hymn, His Eye is on the Sparrow, the Truth of its lyrics affirming her life and faith: "Let not your heart be troubled," His tender word I hear, And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears; Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." Visitation on Monday, April 3rd at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. Service on Tuesday, April 4th at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street (at Heath St.) at 11 a.m. Donations in Gwen's name may be made to the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society or The House of Compassion through Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
WALNECK, The Honourable Raymond Joseph
Passed away in Thunder Bay on May 30, 2006 after a brief illness. Remembered with love and dearly missed by his wife of 47 years Maureen (BLACK,) his two daughters Susan and Sandra, their husbands Mark HARTVIKSEN and David KERR, and grandchildren Owen, Cameron, Kaitlin, Megan and Vanessa. Also remembered lovingly by his sister Joyce and her husband Raymond LAINE, Ann (BLACK) and John MORAN, Barbara (BLACK) and Tom DELANEY, Bob and Marilyn BLACK, his nieces and nephews, and so many dear Friends. He was predeceased by his parents Caroline (NAVROT) and Joseph WALNECK. After receiving his Honours Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Ontario in June 1954 he went on to study law at Osgoode Hall, University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1958. He returned to Thunder Bay and married Maureen on March 30, 1959. Ray practiced law until April 28, 1981 when he was sworn in as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Ontario. He also served as Regional Senior Judge for the Northwest region of Ontario from 1990 to 1998. He presided in court as a Judge until his retirement on September 7, 2005. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Corpus Christi R.C. Church for Funeral Mass at 10: 00 a.m., celebrated by Msgr. P.M. Stilla V.G. Interment followed in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday in the Sargent Family Reception Centre 21N. Court Street. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-10 published
BLACK, Lois Ann " Nana" (née WHITEHEAD)
(April 14, 1931-July 9th, 2006)
Having courageously battled ovarian cancer for almost four years, Lois passed peacefully into God's hands at home on Sunday, July 9th. Lois and Robert (Bob) celebrated fifty years of true love and devotion for each other on July 16th, 2005. It also provided the opportunity to show their love and affection for their four children, Bryan (Nancy), Susan (Rob), Jane (Stephen) and Paul (Marlene) as well as their fourteen grandchildren: Michael, Reid, David, Brendan, Danielle, Jaclyn, Stephen, Matthew, J.D., Edward, Hayley, Melissa, Claudia and Robert. Lois will be deeply missed by many Friends and family including her brother Don WHITEHEAD (Marianne), brothers-in-law William (Frances), Barry (Marlies), Bruce (Edie), sister-in-law Barbara (John) as well as her many nieces and nephews from the Black family. Lois' sense of humour was legendary and her infectious laughter was a special gift, cherished by all who knew her. Special thanks to all the staff on the 6th floor at the Southlake Cancer Centre, especially Doctor ZIBDAWI, Pat MILLER, Diana DOLLIN, Jean from Regional Nursing and to all of Lois' caregivers. Friends will be received at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home on Monday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 11th 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 12th at 10: 30 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church (Bayview north of Finch). In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted at the National Ovarian Cancer Association (1-877-413-7970).

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-15 published
BLACK, Dr. Ronald Eugene
Age 61. With great sadness we announce that as a result of traumatic injuries from a bicycle accident, Doctor Ronald Eugene BLACK died in Vancouver on July 8th, 2006. Ron had recently retired as a Psychologist (DePauw University, McMaster University) with PCCCMHS, and moved to Vancouver to enjoy what he loved doing most bicycling. He died, near his home, when a car turned directly across his path. He is remembered for his dedication to his patients in the Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program. Ron also greatly enjoyed teaching at Queens University where he made contributions to both the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. Ron also read voraciously, solved crossword puzzles easily and as an avid birder traveled throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and Australia. He was born in Richmond, Virginia February 1, 1945 and is mourned by extended family members in the United States and Canada. He is survived by his loving wife April Lynn BLACK (née KENNEDY) and his brother Donald W. BLACK and his wife Linda, of The Woodlands, Texas. In keeping with his wishes was cremated with no funeral service. Donations in his memory should be mailed to the Nature Conservancy of Canada at 400-110 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A3. A commemoration of Ron's life by his Friends and colleagues will be held at a later date to be determined. With appreciation to the Vancouver Police Department, the Paramedics and Fire Departments for their care in his final moments.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
STOKVIS, Elizabeth " Betty" Nina (née Black)
(April 18, 1928-September 4, 2006)
Artist, Vancouver B.C.
Betty is survived by her two daughters, Susan W. STOKVIS and Gillian E. STOKVIS- HAUER; her two granddaughters, Tina F. STOKVIS and Alyssa A. STOKVIS- HAUER of Vancouver, British Columbia; her brother, Patrick A. BLACK of West Vancouver; and by her former companion, during the 1980's, Mr. John WALLACE of Vancouver. Betty was predeceased by her Father, Gordon Boyes BLACK, O.B.E. the Vancouver Publisher of the Western Miner Magazine and her Mother, Constance Vera BLACK (née TURNER); her exhusband, Wilfred David STOKVIS (Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (Ret)., and her former companion from the late '50's to mid '60's, Bill REID, Haida Artist. Her long list of Friends affiliated with the art community, patrons and peers, include Gordon Smith of Vancouver, British Columbia; Anne Kipling of Falkland, British Columbia; Irene F. Whittome of Montreal, P.Q.; Bill Kootchen of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Sally Michener of Vancouver, British Columbia to name a few, are at a loss for words in bidding their dear friend a final farewell. Betty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, 1928. She attended Queen's Hall Private School, Magee High School and for her post secondary education she studied drawing and painting at the Vancouver School of Art. Having left the Vancouver School of Art, and by a twist of fate, Betty went onto become one of Canada's top fashion photography models. The art world, however, was still very much present in her life and in 1959, newly separated, and a single parent of 2 small girls, Betty returned to the Vancouver School of Art and in 1963, graduated with honours in Painting. She went on to become a highly respected Artist/ Painter in Western Canada as well as in the greater International Art World. Her fulfilling career as a painter was complemented by her adventurous world travels, her fabulous parties, and her unprecedented culinary skills all of which were accented by her elegance and personal panache. These qualities were the signature of my Mum, Betty BLACK. Please come and celebrate her life on Saturday, October 7 @ 3: 00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on 49th Avenue at Oak Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Vancouver Art Gallery would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-14 published
STOKVIS, Elizabeth " Betty" Nina (née BLACK)
(April 18, 1928-September 4, 2006)
Vancouver, British Columbia. Betty is survived by her two daughters, Susan W. STOKVIS and Gillian E. STOKVIS- HAUER; her two granddaughters, Tina F. STOKVIS and Alyssa A. STOKVIS- HAUER of Vancouver, British Columbia; her brother, Patrick A. BLACK of West Vancouver; and by her former companion, during the 1980's, Mr. John WALLACE of Vancouver. Betty was predeceased by her Father, Gordon Boyes BLACK, O.B.E. the Vancouver Publisher of the Western Miner Magazine and her Mother, Constance Vera BLACK (née TURNER;) her ex-husband, Wilfred David STOKVIS (Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (Ret)., and her former companion from the late '50's to mid '60's, Bill REID, Haida Artist. Her long list of Friends affiliated with the art community, patrons and peers, include Gordon Smith of Vancouver, British Columbia; Anne Kipling of Falkland, British Columbia; Irene F. Whittome of Montreal, P.Q. Bill Kootchen of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Sally Michener of Vancouver, British Columbia to name a few, are at a loss for words in bidding their dear friend a final farewell. Betty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, 1928. She attended Queen's Hall Private School, Magee High School and for her post secondary education she studied drawing and painting at the Vancouver School of Art. Having left the Vancouver School of Art, and by a twist of fate, Betty went onto become one of Canada's top fashion photography models. The art world, however, was still very much present in her life and in 1959, newly separated, and a single parent of 2 small girls, Betty returned to the Vancouver School of Art and in 1963, graduated with honours in Painting. She went on to become a highly respected Artist/ Painter in Western Canada as well as in the greater International Art World. Her fulfilling career as a painter was complemented by her adventurous world travels, her fabulous parties, and her unprecedented culinary skills all of which were accented by her elegance and personal panache. These qualities were the signature of my Mum, Betty BLACK. Please come and celebrate her life on Saturday, October 7 @ 3: 00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on 49th Avenue at Oak Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Vancouver Art Gallery would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-16 published
WITHER, Marguerite " Daisy" Lorna (née GREER/GRIER)
Peacefully at Castleview Wychwood Towers on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband George and much loved son Doctor Glen WITHER. Loving mother of Jeannie and her husband Ted HOPKINS, Janet and her husband Albert SUGERMAN, and Kathleen and her husband David BLACK. Dear grandmother of Drew and Wendy HOPKINS, Dana and Josh ZAWADA; Emily and Joey SUGERMAN; Steve, Mike, and Christine BLACK, and great-grandmother of James HOPKINS. Many thanks to the kind and caring staff at Castleview Wychwood Towers. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In Daisy's memory, memorial donations may be made to the Glen Stuart Wither Memorial Fund, c/o University of Western Ontario.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
WALLACE, Nan
Passed away peacefully at the Milton District Hospital on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 just prior to her 88th Birthday. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Much loved mother of Michael and his wife Patsy of England, Patrick and his wife Sharon of Atlanta, and Greg and his wife Winnie of Holland Landing. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Kathleen, Sean, Lara, Brian, Kelly, Greg and great-grandmother of Lilly, Zack and Joseph. Dear sister of Ross DALY and the late Jean BLACK and John DALY. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Nan's 88th Birthday at Our Lady of Peace Church, 3914 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Convenant House.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-16 published
MORRISON, Shirley (MASON)
Peacefully, at William Osler Health Science Centre, Peel Campus, Brampton, on Monday, November 13, 2006, Shirley MASON, in her 84th year, beloved wife of John MORRISON Orangeville. Loving mother of Merrifield KRAIZEL of Toronto; Peter of Australia and predeceased by Barry. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Michael and Leslie BLACK, Karren and Tyler MORRISON and great-grandchildren Jessie, Jamie and Elsje. At her own request there will be no funeral service. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630). Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
DALTON, Anita Gibson (MALLIS)
Died on Monday, November 13, 2006, in Cambridge, in her 94th year. Cherished wife of the late Spencer H. DALTON. Beloved mother of Deborah BLACK, nanny of Laura BLACK and Spencer BLACK, stepmother of Merry LONG (Paul,) Spencer DALTON (Dora,) John DALTON (Diane.) Anita was known for her foundational work in church libraries as founding member and President of the Church Library Association of Ontario and President of the Church and Synagogue Library Association. She was on the Board of Directors of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Her sparkling wit, loving interest in people and the love of God were her hallmarks.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-28 published
BLACK, Patricia Treasure (RICHARDSON)
(March 20, 1920-November 26, 2006)
Peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on Sunday. Loved wife of the late James John BLACK for 60 years. Much loved Mum to P J.. (Wayne) Canning of Collingwood and John (Kathy) BLACK of Cookstown. Beloved Nanny of Tina (James) HINES, Suzanne (Paul) FROLICK and Nancy FELTON, Kira BLACK, Alec BLACK, Michael BLACK all of Toronto. Best loved great-grandmother to Lindsey, Mattheas and Jasper HINES, Jake and Emilie FROLICK. Loving sister to Vera BROWN and Grace PARKER (predeceased,) Dorothy (John) FETTERLY of Victoria and Tom (Pat) RICHARDSON, P.E.I. Loving. sister-in-law of Betty CHANTLER of Sudbury. Fondly remembered as Auntie Pat to many nieces and nephews who live far and wide but always kept in touch. Pat grew up in Whitby and graduated as a nurse from Oshawa General in 1941. She did many years of volunteer work, particularly Sick Kids Hospital (25 years). She had a life long love of Bridge playing, many years at the Granite Club and lately at her residence Lifestyles (Donway). She will be remembered by all our Muskoka family, many of whom she taught to play tennis. She loved our cottage at Plum Pudding Point for over 50 years. Mum, Nanny, Auntie Pat grounded our family. We will miss her, but must let her go. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
MISKOV, Kathleen (née BLACK)
Mother of Anna, Colleen, John, Kenneth, Donna, former wife of Arthur died December 13, 2006 of cancer. No funeral. Cremation. Memorial February 18, 2007, 3: 30 p.m. Toronto Botanical Gdns in Edwards Gdns. No flowers. Donations Don Heights UU Church. Condolences online office@donheights.ca

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
BLACK, Lillian (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Passed away at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home for the Aged in Barrie, on Wednesday, January 4, 2006. Lillian BLACK, of Thornton, in her 91st year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Arthur BLACK. Dear mother of Ken (Dawn) BLACK, Evelyn (Bev) COCHRANE, Lois (Don) SHANNON, and Doug (Linda) BLACK. Predeceased by daughter Marie MARLING. Fondly remembered by son-in-law Bert. Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Paul F. Kent Funeral Home (Hwy. 27 North), Cookstown, on Friday, January 6, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. Complete Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. from Trinity United Church, Thornton. Spring interment, Thornton Union Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
BLACK, Jane (née WOLFENDEN)
Jane BLACK, teacher and long time resident of Collingwood, wife of the late Frank BLACK, C.A., died peacefully in her sleep at her home at Kelso Villa in Owen Sound on Saturday January 21, 2006 following a short illness. She is survived by her son Rev. David and Lorraine BLACK of Barrie, and daughter Frances and Bruce COE of Annan, as well as grandchildren, Alexi (BLACK) and Chris SENSICLE of Brampton, Gordon BLACK of Orangeville and Korea, Jason and Genny COE of Guelph and Ottawa, and Stephen COE of Guelph and his fiancee, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Visitation will be at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood on Monday, January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Trinity United Church, Collingwood, on Tuesday, January 24 at 2: 00 p.m. At her request, memorial flowers are respectfully declined but a contribution to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
BLACK, Rebecca Stephanie (May 8, 2005-January 19, 2006)
It is with profound sorrow that I must announce the loss of a courageous and beautiful angel. Rebecca was the beloved daughter of Cathy Sue BLACK of Midland, granddaughter of Michael BLACK and Susan BLACK of Orillia, great-granddaughter of Howard and Edythe BLACK of Orillia. Much loved God daughter to Celiene WALKER and the entire Walker family of Penetanguishene. Rebecca spent her life as inpatient at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, she fought a difficult and sometimes rocky battle for her life against short bowel syndrome and total parenteral nutrition liver disease. Although going through so much Rebecca managed to give so much to everyone who was blessed to know her. With her animated expressions, beautiful smile and bright eyes she found her way quickly to everyone's hearts. Rebecca underwent a liver and small bowel transplant on January 3rd, 2006 and due to many complications Rebecca passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19th surrounded by so many who loved her. The family will receive Friends at the J.H. Lynn Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 290 First Street, Midland, (705) 526-6551 on Thursday, January 26th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 27th at 12 o'clock. Interment at Saint Mark's Cemetery to follow at a later date. In memoriam donations to the 6A Beanstalk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the J.H. Lynn Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
MORRISON, Neil Christopher
(30 years service with Imperial Oil Ltd.)
With great sadness we announce the passing of Neil, on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Evelyn (née BATES) for 60 years. Dear father of Ann (David WICKSTED), Lloyd (Heather), David (Sharon), Scott (Nadine), and predeceased by his son Ralph (Kim) in 2005 at the age of 56. Grandfather of Toby-Ann (Gino), Ian (Paola), Jim (Leo), Sean, Wyatt (Leslie), Rachel, Lucas, Wesley, Cole, Everett, Malissa, Victoria, Christopher, and great-grandfather of Brayden and Andrew. Brother of Hugh, Ruth (Don BLACK,) and the late Keith, Joe and Ralph. He will be remembered by the rest of his family and Friends, especially sister-in-law Isabelle and former daughter-in-law Joanie. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Sunday 2-4 p.m. Complete Service in the Chapel on Monday at 1.30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BLACK 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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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
BLACK, Lynda Lee
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Lynda at St. Michael's Hospital, on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, in her 64th year. Loving mother of Shelley and her fiancé Darren JOSEPHS. Lynda will be sadly missed by David and Christine, Courtney and the remaining members of the Black family. Thanks to Dr. KIM, Dr. HEDLEY and the staff at Princess Margaret. Special gratitude to Dr. Lorraine WOOD and Susannah for their extraordinary care and compassion. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), from 10 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2006 until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. For those who wish, remembrances in Lynda's memory may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
BLACK, Irene (WHITING)
Peacefully at MacKenzie Place, Newmarket on Friday, February 10, 2006. Irene (WHITING) of Mt. Albert and formerly of Alliston in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur BLACK. Mother of Fern BIBBY. Grandmother of Pamela, Laura Lee, Blake and Mitchell. Dear sister of Davina ROBINSON, Yvonne OLDHAM, Jack GRAHAM, Forbes GRAHAM, and predeceased by Mildred BAKER and Norval GRAHAM. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 19153 Centre Street, Mt. Albert on Monday, February 13, 2006 for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of a complete funeral service in the Theaker Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Albert Cemetery. Donations to Hillside Church, Mt. Albert would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
BLACK, Gerald
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at Lakeridge Health-Oshawa in his 67th year. Beloved son of John BLACK. Loving husband of Wendy TAILOR/TAYLOR. Lovingly remembered by his children Sharon, Marilyn and Jewel BLACK. He will be sadly missed by all including step-children Terry and Bill and granddaughter Kora. A Memorial Service to celebrate Gerry's life will be hosted by the family at The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 112 (117 Byron Street, Whitby) on Monday, March 6th from 1-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Durham Region Cancer Centre would be appreciated and may be made through Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234).

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
BLACK, James Kenneth " Jim"
Suddenly, in Toronto, on March 3, 2006 at age 54. Beloved husband of Joan. Dear father of James and Cynthia, and her husband Justin WHITE/WHYTE. Loving grandfather of Kayla and Emilee. Brother of Lila O'BLENES (BLACK), Russel BLACK and Sandra BLACK. He will be greatly missed by many. Family and Friends are invited to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering, south of Hwy. 401, 905-686-5589, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 from 5-9 p.m. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stoke Foundation (905-666-3777) or the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (416-488-6974).

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
BLACK, Reverend Francis H., C.S.B.
At Anglin House, Toronto, on Thursday, March 9th, 2006. Born in Port Arthur, Ontario in 1927 he was the son of the late Francis Henry BLACK and Florence ANDERSON. Dear brother of Maureen WALNEK (Ray,) Ann MORAN (John,) Barbara DELANEY (Tom,) Robert BLACK (Marilyn,) Christopher BLACK and several nieces and nephews. Fr. BLACK professed vows as a Basilian Father in 1947 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He devoted his life to Catholic education, both in schools and parishes throughout Ontario. After graduating from the University of St. Michael's College and the Ontario College of Education, he studied theology at St. Basil's Seminary in Toronto and was ordained a priest on June 29, 1956 at St. Basil's Church in Toronto. A career in teaching followed at St. Michael's College School (Toronto), St. Charles College (Sudbury) and Michael Power High School (Toronto.) Fr. BLACK then served in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and became parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes in Manitouwadge, Ontario before moving to Anglin House. Friends may call at the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto on Sunday from 2: 00 p.m. with a Vigil Service on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel on Monday, March 13th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in the Basilian Plot, Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Basilian Fathers Retirement Fund.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
DIEMERT, Gertrude
Peacefully in London, Ontario on Friday, March 10, 2006 in her 87th year. Lovingly remembered by her nephew Mervyn BLACK, his children Vanessa and Gabriel, Vanessa's daughter Paige and all the other many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Funeral Mass, Monday, March 13, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church (3674 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Etobicoke). Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Mississauga. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-24 published
Christopher YOUNG was 'extraordinary journalist'
Covered war zones, edited Ottawa Citizen
Didn't see eye to eye with Conrad Black
By Canadian Press, Page A23
Ottawa -- Christopher YOUNG, former editor of the Ottawa Citizen, onetime political columnist and a foreign correspondent who's remembered as "a reporter at heart," has died. He was 79.
YOUNG's journalism career took him to war zones and crisis spots around the world, as well as a stint in Moscow as correspondent for Southam News.
He was Citizen editor from 1961 to 1975.
YOUNG was born in Ghana, the son of a Winnipeg history teacher who was working on an African assignment for Britain's colonial office.
His family returned to Winnipeg in 1928, where he was enrolled in a boy's school founded by his father, Norman. When he was 16, his father was killed at Dieppe in one of Canada's most ill-fated battles of World War II.
YOUNG graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1947 and went to Oxford on a scholarship, getting a master's degree in 1949.
But his love was newspapers.
He joined the now-defunct Winnipeg Tribune as a summer intern while going to university and took a full-time job there after finishing at Oxford.
He became news editor in Winnipeg before moving in 1955 to the Hamilton Spectator, where he became executive news editor.
In 1960, he came to Ottawa as a parliamentary correspondent for Southam and became editor at the Citizen the following year.
Even as he ran the newsroom, he continued writing columns on a regular basis.
"He was a very stylish writer, with a marvellous eye," said Charles KING, a colleague.
KING said YOUNG was "a down-to-earth intellectual.
"Chris wasn't taken in by puffery or power. He was a man of absolute integrity and it was one of the reasons he became as good a newspaperman as he was."
Toronto Star columnist Jim TRAVERS remembers YOUNG as "an extraordinary man and an extraordinary journalist," whose writing was marked by elegance and polish.
"You always knew you were dealing with a very intelligent man who cared very deeply about the role of journalism."
In 1975, YOUNG returned to writing, taking on correspondent roles with Southam.
His work earned him a number of prizes, including National Newspaper Awards in 1982 and 1988.
He left journalism in 1996 when Conrad BLACK bought the Southam group of newspapers. He didn't see eye-to-eye with Black's style, said TRAVERS.
"Chris was old school," TRAVERS said. "Yes, he believed newspapers had to be edgy and aggressive, but he also thought they had to contribute to a public understanding of public affairs.
"He saw journalism as a public service and feared that under Conrad BLACK it was being reduced all to business."
In 1998, YOUNG was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
In 2000, he published an essay in Maclean's that dealt with his "descent into Alzheimer's."
He wrote that he hoped to be able to finish a memoir. He never did.
YOUNG's first wife, Florence, died in 1966 after a long illness. He remarried and had another daughter. His eldest child predeceased him.
He leaves his wife, Ann, three daughters and five grandchildren.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
ONLEY, Gwenyth Anne (née WOOLGER)
In her 81st year, on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, after a long struggle with a progressive neurological disorder. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. ONLEY, Q.C. Loving and devoted mother to David (Ruth Ann), Elaine (Allan), Richard (Sallie), Elizabeth (Jim), and Gordon (Tracy). Caring and active grandmother to Andrea, Jonathan, Emily, Cameron, Robert, Evan, Cynthia, Michael, Christie, Zoe, Nicole, and Daniel. Gwen was a loving woman of deep Christian faith who lived her beliefs by looking for the best in people and in all of life's circumstances. She taught her family through both word and deed and was a true advocate for important causes including health and accessibility. Along with husband Charles, she was a founding Board member of the Wexford Home for the Aged and co-founder of the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society. Active in Christian Women's Club and Community Bible Study, Gwen delighted in her children's accomplishments and in her grandchildren's adventures, always a compassionate shoulder to cry on, with a wise word of advice and unwavering support and encouragement. For Gwen there was always time to smell the roses and have a cup of tea. Special thanks to the staff at Mom's home for the past two years, the Claremont Retirement Residence, for their love and support, in particular her two main caregivers Anne and Arlene, and Irina of ParaMed Home Healthcare. Special thanks as well to the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook, in particular Doctors Mary TIERNEY and Sandra BLACK. Your wisdom, compassionate guidance and skills helped Mom and the entire family through many difficult days. With her family at her side, Mom entered into her Lord's presence to the words and music of her favourite hymn, His Eye is on the Sparrow, the Truth of its lyrics affirming her life and faith: "Let not your heart be troubled," His tender word I hear, And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears; Though by the path He leadeth, But one step I may see His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me." Visitation on Monday, April 3rd at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.), from 7 to 9 p.m. Service on Tuesday, April 4th at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street (at Heath St.), at 11 a.m. Donations in Gwen's name may be made to the Toronto Chapter of the Alzheimer Society or The House of Compassion through Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
BLACK, Hugh
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, April 9, 2006, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Sally. Loving father of David GARDNER, Brenda CHUTER and Colleen BLACK. Cherished grandfather of 9. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) for visitation on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m., followed by cremation. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
MORRISON, Eula (née BOUNSALL)
Peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Alden. Loving mother of Linda and her husband David BLACK, Terry, Helen and her husband David BLACK. Devoted grandmother to Kendra, Liam, Steven and Katelyn, who will dearly miss their Nana. Dear sister of the late Muriel IVY, Lou and Allan BOUNSALL. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Rosary prayers at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Church, 71 Gough Avenue (Pape and Danforth), Thursday, April 13, at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Westminster Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Metropolitan Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2C9.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
SANDERSON, Larry H.
Passed away suddenly at Port Townsend, Washington on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Audrey SMITH of Alliston. Loved father of Cathy and Bill GILMOUR, Gail GILMOUR and Steve BLACK, Linda and Lue MAGLIOCCA, Sue RICHARDSON and Garnet PARSONS. Loving Papa of Rob and Dayana, Rich, Jamie, Tammy, Angie, Lindsay and Lucas. Loving great-papa of Shania and Robbie Jr. and Adrianna. Dear brother of Carroll BOLENDER, Shirley CHADWICK, Edna and Bill NIGH, Marjorie TATTON and predeceased by his brother Gordon SANDERSON. Dear brother-in-law of Myrl and Bea SMITH, Joan and Bob BOWKER. Larry will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held at Saint_John's United Church, 56 Victoria Street E., Alliston on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Victoria Square Cemetery, Markham, Ontario at 3: 15 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
BLACK, Louise (née HALL)
Passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Scarborough Grace Hospital, at the age of 82. Predeceased by her beloved husband E. Gordon "Gord". Loving mom of Anne and Susan. Cherished grandma of 4 and great-grandmother of 7. Louise will be greatly missed by all of her family, Friends and dog Kori. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-17 published
Star on ice, champ, adored coach
Generous spirit fed homeless man
Party, not memorial, to mark her life
By Debra BLACK, Staff Reporter
Rosemary FORBES died doing something she loved, tending her garden. It was a fitting end for a woman who was passionate about everything from gardening to ice skating.
The one-time Ice Follies dancer and Canadian Ladies Junior champion parlayed a love of skating into a career as a figure skating coach, first at the Lakeshore Skating Club and then the Port Credit Figure Skating Club. During 50-odd years of coaching, she taught thousands of youngsters how to skate.
"She treated every skater in the club equally -- it didn't matter if you had talent or not," says Siobhan CRAWLEY, a former student.
"She was very caring. She had a real sense of humour in the way she taught. She had a way of making you feel important even if you felt unsure." FORBES was teaching until the day she died. Many of her students are beside themselves, said CRAWLEY, who sits on the board of the Port Credit Figure Skating Club. She has arranged for a grief counsellor to talk to the children.
"They loved her," said CRAWLEY. " She was so pivotal to our club. We won't be the same club without her. That was her legacy -- she has taken so many little ones and started them on their way."
Born in Toronto, FORBES, in her 70s, died earlier this month from heart problems.
A passionate gardener and traveller, FORBES married Freddie, who had a drugstore in New Toronto, in 1959. He died in 1991. They never had children.
She also ran a skating group, called Morning Glories, for women aged 40 to 80.
She was generous to Friends, but also strangers. FORBES had lived near a grocery store and put her garbage in the nearby dumpster. "One day a homeless person climbed out of the dumpster and growled at her: 'Stay away, this is my territory,'" recalled Taylor ECHLIN, a friend and executor of her estate. "Rosemary pointed her finger at him and said: 'No one in Canada should eat food out of a garbage bin. You come home now and I'll fix you a sandwich and anytime you're hungry I want you to knock on my door.'"
No funeral or memorial service is being held. FORBES "didn't want people to be sad," ECHLIN said. "She wanted me to hold a big party for all her Friends so we can laugh and giggle and share memories." The party will be in late November, he said.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-20 published
Marian GRUDEFF, 79: Musical prodigy
Child prodigy made concert debut at 11
Her career included Broadway musicals
By Debra BLACK, Staff Reporter
For Marian GRUDEFF the place she loved to be more than anywhere else in the world was behind a piano, tickling the ivories and singing George Gershwin or Jerome Kern.
The renowned Canadian musician and composer -- whose work was recorded by both Louis Armstrong and Richard Burton -- died November 4 from organ failure at age 79.
Up until very recently, she had continued teaching piano and coaching an amateur vocal group in her home in Toronto.
"She was a perfectionist and it was something she learned as a child from a very young age being groomed to be a concert pianist," recalls her son Christopher McDONALD, a Toronto restaurateur.
"She did something that was very rare musically. She could play the piano and chitchat at the same time. I asked her one day while we were messing around if she could improvise a fugue and read The New Yorker out loud at the same time. She pulled it off."
GRUDEFF, a Toronto native whose parents moved here from Bulgaria, was a child prodigy, making her concert debut at 11 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Massey Hall. She performed Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy on the piano. Behind the conductor's baton was Sir Ernest MacMillan -- the godfather of Canadian music.
GRUDEFF went on to have an outstanding concert career, performing at Town Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York in the 1950s as well as concerts in Europe. She eventually gave up touring and became the musical director of Toronto's Spring Thaw -- a musical comedy revue.
There she met Ray JESSEL, a musician and composer, who eventually became her writing partner. The two of them wrote the music for Broadway show Baker Street in 1964. She became the first Canadian to write a Broadway show.
GRUDEFF and JESSEL also wrote Hellzapoppin' for Expo '67 in Montreal, which starred Soupy Sales, and the musical Life Can Be -- Like Wow, based on Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière, for the Charlottetown Festival in 1969.
In the '70s she briefly resumed her concert career and taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music before teaching privately. "She taught hundreds of people piano from 1971 on," said McDONALD. "Basically she devoted herself to piano teaching. My mother became their friend, their mentor, their confidante."
The picture Friends and family paint is of a dynamic, enthusiastic woman devoted to her art. "Marian was an immensely enthusiastic person. … but she would never let me get away with second-best," said JESSEL, her long-time musical collaborator who now performs as a cabaret singer in New York.
"She was an impeccable musician and also was very fussy about the way our words went. She was magical when she was at the piano singing the songs of Rodgers and Hart.
"She was fun-loving and loved a good joke. We had a circle of Friends when Baker Street was on and we would gather at the Russian Tea Room. Often she would be one of the livelier members."
"She had very high standards so she was demanding," said Erika FISHER, a family physician from Toronto who was a pupil of GRUDEFF's and later became a friend. "She recognized talent and supported that as much as possible," said FISHER.
"The wonderful thing about Marian… she would always gravitate to a piano no matter where she went… she would play and sing and lead anybody who wanted to join her. That's where she came to life.
"She was a gifted, feisty, wonderful person with a big personality. She was magnetic."
GRUDEFF leaves her son and her sister Lillian GRUDEFF.

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BLACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-27 published
Teen dies playing hockey
Alex CORRANCE died while playing in a minor hockey tournament.
By Lois KALCHMAN, Debra BLACK, Toronto Star with files from John GODDARD
It was the beginning of what was supposed to be an action-packed AAA hockey tournament, but the game ended in tragedy yesterday with the death of a 17-year-old hockey player.
Alex CORRANCE -- the only child of Mississauga Rebels Midget AAA team manager Alan CORRANCE -- died of an apparent heart attack.
The teen's father had been on the bench at Ice Sports Scarborough when his son collapsed. He had raced out on the ice to help, not realizing the fallen player was his flesh and blood.
The teen, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenceman for the Rebels, had just come out from behind the net, his shorthanded team killing a penalty early in the game as they played against archrivals, the Mississauga Ice Dogs.
CORRANCE -- considered one of the healthiest players on the team skated to the top of the faceoff circle.
With the Ice Dogs scoring a tying goal, the Grade 12 student at Oakville Trafalgar High School suddenly buckled and dropped to the ice.
A referee skated past and then cut back around, asking if he was all right.
Two trainers quickly raced onto the ice and tried to save his life, using a defibrillator. An Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and some off-duty firefighters and nurses also joined them. Somebody called 911. But there was no pulse.
Firefighters and ambulance personnel arrived and took over, beginning cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and rushing him to Markham Stouffville Hospital, to no avail. His father, who loved hockey and spent endless hours managing teams in Oakville, later told team officials his son "went down doing something he absolutely loved doing."
Alan CORRANCE said he was dreading going home to tell Alex's grandparents the news.
When contacted by the Star, a person at the CORRANCE home in Oakville said: "We're not interested in speaking to anyone right now."
Rebels coach Victor CRISCUOLO was still trying last night to piece together what happened earlier in the day as his team participated in its first game of the 2006 Showcase Major Midget Prospect Tournament, run by the Wexford Raiders.
"I'm still numb, still in shock," he said. "He basically collapsed on the ice. There was no contact… no one touched him, nothing.
"You wake up in the morning, the day after Christmas expecting to play in a tournament and to have fun. Our thoughts and prayers of the whole team all go towards the CORRANCE family.
"Alex was a tremendous kid, just a great kid. He was always upbeat, an absolutely beautiful person. He was a good hockey player but a better person. He was always a pleasure to be around."
CRISCUOLO said Alex spent the summer trying to prepare for the jump to tier two Junior A hockey, but he was a late cut.
"I knew the kid and knew of the dad," he said recollecting the call in late September to take Alex on his Rebels team.
The Scarborough midget tournament -- one of dozens running across the Greater Toronto Area during the Christmas break -- was a big event, with 20 teams from across southern Ontario, Ottawa, Kingston and Detroit competing over three days.
Now, CRISCUOLO is worried about the impact Alex's death will have on his team and is seeking grief counselling for his players through the Greater Toronto Hockey League or the Ontario Hockey Federation.
"It's a cruel life -- it's one of those lessons in life," CRISCUOLO said.
Alex's teammates will miss "just seeing him smile or listening to his iPod before the game."
Bart MARCOLINI, general manager of the Rebels, was also stunned by yesterday's tragedy. "You feel badly if someone gets a concussion or breaks an arm or leg but this, this is terrible. He was probably one of the healthiest on the team.
"You'd think there would be signs, but there weren't. I've been in hockey for 66 years and nothing like this has ever happened before."
Despite the sudden death, the tournament is scheduled to continue minus the Mississauga Rebels. General manager MARCOLINI has pulled the team from the tournament, saying he wouldn't expect the teenaged players to continue.
The Ice Dogs also decided to forgo playing the team's other game yesterday. Some of their players knew CORRANCE and were also in shock over his death, said the Rebels' coach. Tournament director Mike BRADLEY said he assumed the Ice Dogs would withdraw as well.
Greater Toronto Hockey League officials were stunned by the tragic turn of events. Greater Toronto Hockey League president John GARDNER said he couldn't think of another instance of something like this happening on ice during the three decades he has been with the league.
"What a tremendous shock it must be for everyone and during Christmas," he said.
"There were no signs of any problem… nothing."
An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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