BLASZCZAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
KROL, Helen (née KUSACK)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 15, 2006. Helen KROL of Saint Thomas in her 80th year. Dear mother of Donald KROL and wife Mary Margaret of Port Stanley, Stephen KROL of Saint Thomas, and Michael KROL and wife Kelly of Saint Thomas. Love by her grandchildren Jonathan, Donald, Stephen, Tazia, Arek, Charity, Sara, Kasey, and Jessica. Great-grandmother of Annelise, Jon, Lauren, Braidon, Avril and Zackery. Sister of Frieda BLASZCZAK and Martha OZOLINS of Saint Thomas, Hanna LOHR of Germany and predeceased by Andy KUSACK and Maria Verdermann. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Poland on May 24, 1927 daughter of the late Gotlibe and Maria (NEUKAMM) KUSACK. Helen was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Saint Thomas. She came to Saint Thomas in 1949 from Germany and retired from United Technologies in 1990. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday October 19, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Saint Thomas. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. David SHIN, officiating. Donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saint_Joseph's Hospital Foundation or Redeemer Lutheran Church would be appreciated. On line condolence may be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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BLATCHFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-01 published
Police lay drunk-driving charge as mother killed while jogging
A Family Shattered Forever
By Oliver MOORE and Nicole O'REILLY, with a report from Christie BLATCHFORD, Page A1
A mother of four young children was run down and killed while jogging near her Richmond Hill home in an incident police are blaming on drunk driving.
Terri CALLAWAY was out for her usual evening run through the subdivisions near Lake Wilcox on Tuesday when a speeding station wagon jumped the curb and struck her, police say.
The vehicle was travelling well over the speed limit when it hit Ms. CALLAWAY, York Regional Police Constable Michael KASSAY said. She died at the scene and a man was arrested shortly after.
Ms. CALLAWAY's husband, Gareth, said at the family home last night that the driver was "not worth wasting any emotion on." He added that he'd given a picture of their children to the police, asking that they pass it to the driver. "In certain respects, it would be nice if he lived to be 95 and woke up every morning and gets to see the photograph," he said in an interview.
After striking the 37-year-old woman, the vehicle smashed into a parked car and toppled a concrete light pole. Shattered glass was strewn around the scene yesterday and tire skid marks stretched across one of the lawns.
The case, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino said last night, "so vivid and so tragic," perfectly illustrates that "whether at the end of a gun or the hood of a car, the end result" is often the same.
"It's a calculated decision to drink or use drugs and drive," he told The Globe and Mail in a telephone interview, "as much as putting a gun on your belt and going to shoot someone, but this is something we have absolute control over. We can't blame anybody, we can't pass off the responsibility. We choose to do it. And we have to choose to get serious about stopping it."
According to people living nearby, the man arrested after the crash lived only half a kilometre away.
Ms. CALLAWAY was on the sidewalk when she was hit, running her normal route at approximately 8: 45 at night. She was gone longer than usual but her husband hadn't begun to worry, not even when he saw flashing lights from his backyard. Curious, he eventually asked a neighbour to watch his children so he could find out what was happening.
He was kept away from the scene by police, who, after learning his identity, asked him about his wife's appearance and the clothing she had been wearing. Only then did he begin to realize the seriousness of the situation.
People on Ms. CALLAWAY's street near Yonge Street and Bloomington Road described it as a recently built but tightly knit subdivision.
The couple moved into the area when it was built, roughly five or six years ago. Their children -- nine-year-old Dylan, Rachel, who turns 8 next week, six-year-old Matthew and three-year-old Ethan -- were active in sports.
Agidia LANZOLLA, who lives across the street from the family, said that the news had flown around the neighbourhood, and that residents are still in shock.
"They're very nice people, they're lovely. I just couldn't believe it," she said. "I'm a walker, not a jogger, but I do that route every morning. She was doing the same route that I was doing. This morning, I was going to go out and I said, 'Forget it.'"
News of her death also raced around the Southern Ontario running community, with some noting angrily that joggers are not safe even if they stay off the roads.
A few blocks away from the CALLAWAY's home, people living near the crash site described finding a harrowing scene Tuesday evening.
"My husband went over and it was horrible, she was still breathing but it was shallow, then she died," said Linda SANTIA, who lives across the street.
The crash noise shook the neighbourhood, she said. Her 35-year-old son ran outside to find a male driver standing dazed next to a car with blood on his hands and face.
"We thought he was shocked… he sat outside our house on our bench," she said, adding that her son remembered the man from high school and knew he still lived nearby.
Police arrested Matthew JUNKERT at the scene. The 33-year-old remained in custody overnight and appeared in a Newmarket court yesterday on charges of drunk driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death.
His court appearance came the same day the Ontario Provincial Police officially launched their five-week Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) campaign.
Drunk driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. When Commissioner Fantino was sworn in last month, he identified it as a priority. The Ontario Provincial Police laid 390,000 charges under the Highway Traffic Act last year, including nearly 11,000 for impaired driving.
Yesterday, Commissioner Fantino said that, in a world where so much is beyond the control of the ordinary citizen, he is bewildered that people are still reluctant to exercise control over their own conduct where and when they can. "These are decisions people make," he said. "They decide to drink or take drugs and drive, and very often, we let them -- Friends and family."
He said the time is right for society to get serious about it. "We've done a good job with domestic violence and gun violence, but we have to pay equal attention to what's happening on our roads and to the innocent people who are cut down on them."

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BLATCHINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
BLATCHINS, Teodors " Ted"
Peacefully, at the Toronto East General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, on Saturday, January 14, 2006, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Laura. Loving father of Arnis, Karyn and husband Nick and Peter. Grandfather of Nicholas, Inara and Maruta. Brother-in-law of Graham, Norma and family in England. Friends and family may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of Service in the Giffen-Mack Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment at York Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Latvian-Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Drive. A very special thanks to all staff on 5G for their loving care of Ted.

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BLAUBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-03 published
ELKAN, Valentina (née BLAUBERG)
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on March 8, 1916, died at home in Toronto on September 25, 2006. Predeceased by her beloved first husband Lucas ACLIROS, and her second husband Tibor ELKAN. Mourned by her dear older sister Ludmilla DJURKOVIC and husband Vlado (Melbourne, Australia,) and cousin Karin HASBARGEN and husband Freerk (Denmark, Australia). Much missed by her sons Serge Liros (Blue Hill, Maine) and friend Kathy BEAL, Alex LIROS (Toronto) and George LIROS (Easton, Pennsylvania.) Lovingly remembered by her four grand-daughters: Nicole SIMMS and husband Jonathan and their two children Dylan and Hannah (Schenectady, New York), Christina LIROS and Joe RICHARDS (Greenville, Maine), Sara VEGA- LIROS and Janice and their family (Turner's Falls, Massachusetts), and Alexandra LIROS (Greenville, Maine.) Also missed by her best and oldest Friends: Herta and Tony HITZELBERGER (Kelowna, B.C.,) Agnes LANTOS and her sister (Toronto,) and Ludmilla SEMENA (Ottawa.) Very fondly remember by many Friends and neighbours, and by her devoted bridge partners. She was an elegant lady, a former art dealer with a keen and enquiring eye, and a generous and loving matriarch of the Liros family. A memorial reception will be held at her home on Thursday October 5th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact Alex LIROS at 416-462-3550 or 416-319-5440.) At a later date a memorial service will take place in Blue Hill, Maine.

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BLAXALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-13 published
WILLSIE, Walter J. " Bud"
Of London, on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at the L.H.S.C. in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Reona L. (Lee) (BLAXALL) WILLSIE and dearly loved father of Kenneth Jeffery WILLSIE of London, Jerold Gregory WILLSIE of Florida. Dear brother of Jean Elizabeth McMANUS of Niagara Falls and the late Donald A. WILLSIE. Loved grandfather of Kim BERLEY and May WILLSIE. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Bud was born in Saint Thomas on December 30, 1925, the son of the late Walter and Lillian (HART) WILLSIE. He served in the Canadian Navy during World War 2. He was a graduated Engineer of the University of Toronto in (1951). He was a retired manager of Clevite Tenneco. He formerly lived in Painesville, Ohio and Angola, Michigan. Bud was a Past President of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. He served on the Board of Directors of the Cameron Hospital in Angola, Indiana. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the the charity of choice.

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BLAXALL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
HAMMERSLEY, Helen Irene (née BLAXALL)
Of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, February 12, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late William Arthur HAMMERSLEY (1983) and dearly loved mother of the late Donna "Sue" MILLER (1989.) Dear sister of Lee WILLSIE of London, Jack BLAXALL of Saint Thomas and Phyl BLAXALL of London. Predeceased by 2 brothers Lou and Ken and a sister Donna. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews, Helen was born in St. Thomas on September 22, 1913, the daughter of the late John James and Ethel May (WHITE/WHYTE) BLAXALL. She resided all her life in St. Thomas and was a switchboard operator at the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. Helen was a member of Grace United Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Grace United Church.

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BLAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
BROWN, Norma (SULLY)
Peacefully with her son and granddaughter by her side at Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday, February 25th, 2006, Norma (SULLY) BROWN in her 88th year. Dear wife of the late Irving G. BROWN (1988.) Dear mother of Sharon ACRES and her husband Richard of Alvinston, Jo Ann BLAY and her husband David of Forest and Kevin BROWN and his partner Leslie CHRISTENSEN of London. Dear sister of Lloyd SULLY of New Zealand, Bert SULLY of Quebec, Elaine MOFFATT and Keith SULLY of Ottawa and Betty SYMONS of Quebec. Predeceased by her sister Vera PITCARIN. Also loved by her 10 grandchildren and her 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to the memorial service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at 12: 00 p.m. with Reverend Arthur G. HILEY officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London Ontario, N6A 3A1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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BLAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
BLAY, Margaret Anne (HESSEL)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Monday, September 11, 2006. Margaret Anne (HESSEL) BLAY of Goderich and formerly of London in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Jack BLAY. Loving mother of John Stewart BLAY of Tokyo and Cheryl BLAY and husband Doug MUNN of Clarksburg. Also survived by sisters Marion DEACON and Beverley HOARE. Predeceased by brothers Stanley and Jack HESSEL. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday September 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. Friends will also be received at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond Street, London on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Interment of cremated remains at 3: 30 p.m. Tuesday September 19 at Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Ontario Humane Society or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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BLAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
HOUSTON, Jane Constance (née BURNS)
Peacefully after a lengthy illness on Monday, January 2, 2006 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston. Jane (BURNS) of R.R.#3 Cookstown. Beloved wife of Gord. Dear mother of Garrett (Dana), Matt and Jesse. Dear daughter of the late Pat and late Bill BURNS. Dear sister of Liz (Stan) BLAY. Dear daughter-in-law of June and the late Allan HOUSTON. Fondly remembered by many family and Friends. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford (1-800-209-4803). Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BLAYNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-23 published
MacTAVISH, Alex
Age 78 of Dresden passed away Friday, September 22, 2006 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus. He was born in Mosa Township son of the late Duncan and Margaret (MORRISON) MacTAVISH. Alex was a member and Clerk of Sessions of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Dresden and a member of the Dresden and District Christian Ministerial Association. He is survived by his wife Joyce (BLAYNEY) three sons: Bruce and Doctor Alison MacTAVISH of Niagara Falls, Brian and Dianne MacTAVISH of Beaverton and Murray and Stephanie MacTAVISH of Wayne, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren: Heather, Sandra, Glen, Lisa, Kirk, Peter, Emily and Meghan; one sister Marion McDONALD of Glencoe and one sister-in-law Donna MacTAVISH of Glencoe. He is predeceased by sister Jean McVICAR and brother John A. MacTAVISH. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. For updated information please call the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, Dresden at 519-683-4343 or visit our website at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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BLAZEJOWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-04 published
GUT, Jan " John"
At University Hospital, on Sunday, July 2, 2006, Jan "John" GUT in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Marianna GUT. Dear father of Halina BLAZEJOWSKI (Piotr) and Jadwiga BARCICKI (Janusz) of London. Loving grandfather of Arthur, Thomas, Jack and Mark. Uncle of Elzbieta OBERDA (Joe), Leszek KATA (Aska) and Marek KATA (Wioleta.) Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 419 Hill Street, on Wednesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m.

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BLAZEVIC o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-29 published
SENZEL, Anthony Paul
Passed away peacefully at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Sunday, November 19, 2006. Tony SENZEL of Wasaga Beach in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Lisa. Dear son of the late Paul and Julia SENZEL. Cherished nephew of Mary FOZO of Hamilton. Loved father of Peter (Ellen FLYNN) of Orangeville. Dearest grandfather of Anthony and Ashley. Brother of Victoria (Martin) BLAZEVIC of Mississauga and Brother-in-law of Jerry (Kathleen) KNAB of Wasaga Beach. Cousin of Joanna (Bob) KENDLE and Ronny (Janice) FOZO. Tony will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 21. Funeral Service at the Stayner Evangelical Missionary Church (Main Street Stayner) on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Ebenezer Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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