BRUBACHER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-03 published
HARRON, Aileen
The family of the late Aileen HARRON would like to thank family, Friends and neighbours for the cards, flowers, brought food, and made donations in Moms name. To the staff of Mapleview Nursing Home who took such wonderful care of Mom these last nine and a half years. To Pastor Abner BRUBACHER for his comforting sermon and for spending time with us in this difficult time. We would also like to express our thanks to the staff of Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home for the kind and professional way things were done.
- The Harron Family
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BRUBACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-02 published
PARKER, Donna Marie (LANNAN)
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Donna Marie PARKER (LANNAN.) She passed away peacefully at home on December 30th, 2005 after a short but courageous battle with cancer, she was 69 years of age. Donna was born on April 2nd, 1936 in Ashfield Township, Ontario where she spent her youth. She leaves to mourn Ian, her beloved husband of 48 years and her 5 children Gary Richard (Angela,) Margaret Anne (Kevin) LOVELL, Arlene Lynn (Ben) KUBIAK, Darrin Ian (Jean), Cheryl Denise (Wade) BRADLEY. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren Stephanie, Amy, Sarah, Nicole, Benjamin, Kylie, Emily, Cole, Joey and Aaron and 1 great grandchild Logan. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Her family would like to especially thank all those who came to support us during the most difficult time of our lives. Also a sincere appreciation to Palliative Care nurse Linda MOOREHOUSE, the Palliative Team at Victorian Order of Nurses and Dr. Lloyd BRUBACHER for their support and dedication. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church London on Tuesday, January 3rd, at 1: 30 with Father Dominique BORG officiating. Expressions of sympathy and donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society and may be made through London Cremation Services 672-0459 or on-line at www.londoncremation.com

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BRUBACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
GENTTNER, Jean (ROSS)
Peacefully at Marian Villa, London, Jean GENTTNER (ROSS) passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Beloved wife of Lloyd for over 61 years. Dear and devoted mother of Dave and Bill (Bette-Jane). Lovingly remembered by her sisters, Margaret LESAUVAGE and Mary KRUEGER, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister, Kathleen AWCOCK; and her brothers, George, Bill and Robert ROSS. For many years, Jean was a member of the Tuesday Live-Y'ers and the London Garden Club, and a faithful member of St. George's Presbyterian Church. Her pies and cakes were out of this world, and her garden a show place. A family service was held at the Our Lady of Hope Chapel of Mt. Hope Centre for Long Term Care with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Special Thanks to Rev. Keith McKEE, Chaplain Katherine DAVIS, Dr. L. BRUBACHER, and the caring and loving staff and volunteers at Mount Hope whose kindnesses will always be remembered. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home, 451-9350. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.

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BRUBACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
KING, Darlene
On Monday, January 23rd, 2006, Mrs. Darlene KING of London in her 61st year. Predeceased by her dear friend Terry AST (1999.) Loving mother of Tammy KERR and her husband Michael of Maryland, Jillian KING (Jon COOK) of Ridgetown, Kimberly HUGHSON and her husband David of Florida, and Tom HUGHSON of New Jersey. Also loved by her 5 grandchildren: Mark, Lilian, Colin, Alex and Jenna. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 28th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Dr. Lloyd BRUBACHER officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Darlene, are asked to consider the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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BRUBACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
CROSSMAN, Thomas " Tom" A.
At the South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Ontario on Sunday, February 12, 2006, Thomas "Tom" A. CROSSMAN of Southcott Pines Grand Bend, Ontario in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lynda LEE (WALKER) CROSSMAN. Dear father of Debbie CROSSMAN and her partner Cam RICHARDSON of Toronto, Sue CROSSMAN and Steve QUIGLEY of Montreal. Dear Step-father of Kelly and Stephen SAVAGE of Windsor, Scott McKAY and Ingrid NIELSEN of Ottawa, Sarah BEERS and Jeff BROWN of Kitchener. Dear grampa to Jennifer, Stephanie, Heather, Michael, Michelle, Jessica, Andrew, Jack, Christie, Julia, Jonah, Brian and Jennifer. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edie and Jack JENKINS of Uxbridge, Jean and John BRUBACHER of Guelph, Marcy WALKER and Pedro QUINTANA of Grand Bend. Also survived by "Daisy," Tom's darling dog. Cremation. Funeral service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill on Thursday, February 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mountview Cemetery, Galt, at a later date. Donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses Sarnia-Lambton Branch, 1705 London Line, Suite 5 Sarnia Ontario N7W 9Z9 or the South Huron Hospital Foundation "Emergency Room Upgrade", 24 Huron Street W., Exeter, Ontario N0M 1S2. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca Memorial service to follow in April date and place to be announced. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. CROSSMAN at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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BRUBACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
GENTTNER, Lloyd
At Mount Hope, London, Lloyd GENTTNER passed away on Monday, May 1, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Jean GENTTNER. Dear father of Dave and Bill (Bette-Jane). Also remembered by his sisters, Eileen CAINE and Marie OROSZ, his brothers, Ray and Carl, his in-laws, Margaret LESAUVAGE and Mary and Roy KRUEGER, and many nieces and nephews. Lloyd managed a number of Loblaws stores in London and worked for the company for over 40 years. A family service was held with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Special Thanks to Rev. Keith McKEE, Chaplain Katherine DAVIS, and Doctor L. BRUBACHER as well as the caring and loving staff and volunteers at Mount Hope whose kindnesses will always be remembered. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home, 451-9350. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lloyd.

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BRUBACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
BERGMAN, Peter
Peacefully at University Hospital, London with his family by his side, on Saturday, May 13th, 2006, Peter was ushered into the presence of his Lord in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Hilda for 66 years. Treasured father of Peter (Kathy Edelene BRUBACHER) Lloyd, Don (Irene), Gary (Lynda), Beverley. Predeceased by his youngest son David. Cherished by 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Peter ever devoted and faithful to his Lord has left us with a Godly Heritage. Though he will be greatly missed we rejoice in the fact that he's now in the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Family will receive Friends on May 15, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Tallman's Funeral Home, Vineland. Funeral Service will be held at Fairview Church, 455 Geneva Street, St. Catharines on Tuesday, May 16 at 11: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to North Park Community Church in Peter's memory. A special thanks to Doctor ANNEN, University Hospital 6th floor Palliative Care.

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BRUBACHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-04 published
COOK, Cliff
Words cannot begin to express our thanks for the outpouring of love and support extended to all of us in the passing of a beloved husband, father and proud "poppa," Cliff COOK. The beautiful floral tributes, memorial donations, cards, food brought to our homes as well as to the church and to the many that braved the inclimate weather to pay their last respects to Cliff and to offer support to our family was overwhelming. Thanks to the Lucan Paramedics, the Saint Mary's Hospital Emerg staff, Doctor BROCK, Doctor WINQUIST, Doctor BRUBACHER and Doctor MEREDITH and their staff for their compassionate care of Cliff. Our sincere thanks to Bradley, Heather and Cathy for their wonderful tribute to Cliff, the Pall Bearers, Pastor Paul for his comforting words and the Granton Wesley United Church Women for a lovely lunch. Finally, a special thank you to Bill, Sue and Colin HASKETT for making a most difficult time more bearable. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful, caring family, Friends and neighbours. God Bless, Ruth, Dave and Margaret, Doug and Kim, John and Cheryl, Steve and Amy.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-12 published
THORNTON, Joyce Victoria Jessie (née HUGHES)
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday January 10th, 2006. Joyce THORNTON of Meaford, beloved wife of the late William Frederick THORNTON (2001,) in her 89th year. Longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. The former Joyce Victoria Jessie HUGHES, daughter of the late George and Victoria (MAJOR) HUGHES of England. Loved mother of Clifford THORNTON and Gena of Meaford, Kenneth THORNTON and Bonita of Stoney Creek, Louise BRUCE- PAYNE and Dave of Guelph, Lynda ARMSTRONG of Meaford, Paul THORNTON and Carolann of Smithville, and Edward THORNTON and Sharon of Enniskillen. Sadly missed Grandma of eleven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother George HUGHES and a sister Joan HAMILTON and remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Also predeceased by sons-in-law James BENEDICT and Angus ARMSTRONG. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER, will be conducted at Christ Church (Anglican) in Meaford on Friday January 13th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment and committal services following at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. Joyce's family will receive Friends for a time of remembrance in the Fellowship Hall of the church following services. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or Christ Church Anglican would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-10 published
TURCOTTE, Eileen Mary
At Saugeen Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 7th, 2006 in her 88th year, Eileen TURCOTTE of Port Elgin. Wife of the late Lennox TURCOTTE. She is survived by her children Robert and his wife Kristan of Ajax, Kathy ELLIS of Port Elgin, Don and his wife Nancy of Kincardine, Margaret and her husband Ron DUMBARTON of Calgary, Barb and her husband Mike KOCH of Port Elgin, and Joe and his wife Catriona of Toronto. She is survived by thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and her brothers Gordon and Hugh BRUCE, both of Toronto. She is predeceased by six brothers. Funeral service will be conducted at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St. Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) on Monday, April 10th at 2: 00 p.m., with the Rev. Bob COTIE officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Living Hope Christian Centre as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BRUCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-14 published
BRUCE, Shirley Isobel (née FORSTNER)
After a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family at Grey Bruce Health Services, Wiarton on Wednesday, July 12, 2006. Shirley (née FORSTNER) BRUCE of Wiarton in her 70th year. Loving wife of Jim. Dear mother of Dennis (Ginny), Doug (Laurie), Dan, Darlene and Dale (Vickie). Also survived by eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Dean. A private family gathering has taken place. Memorial donations to the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation (Wiarton Site) would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.
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BRUCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-01 published
BRUCE, John
In loving memory of John BRUCE, who passed away January 1, 1996.
Silent tears still flow,
For my Daddy I lost long ago,
Missing him still hurts me so,
But his love for me will never go.
Miss you Daddy, love Taylor.
Sadly missed by Bonnie.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
FRASER, G. Harold
Peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 22, 2006 G. Harold FRASER in his 94th year. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (GREASON) FRASER in 1987. He is survived by his loving wife Alice (HUBBARD) FRASER. Dear father of Karen GODKIN and husband Ken of Brampton, Brian FRASER and wife Barbara of Saint Marys and Marcia FRASER and husband David THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of London. Proud grandfather of Paul GODKIN and wife Allison, David GODKIN, Julie FRASER, Caitlin, Rob and John THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Sadly missed by his sister Edith BRUCE and husband Howard, brother-in-law Chester GREASON and wife Dorothy and sisters-in-law Belle HUBBARD and Dorothy HUBBARD. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John FRASER and the former Margaret MIDDLETON , brothers Stewart, Melvin, Lorne and Clarence (John) and sisters Irene and Lillian. Harold was the proud owner and operator of Uniondale Cheese Factory, Uniondale Ontario, for over 35 years. Harold was a Past Master of the Masonic Doric Corinthian Lodge #569 in Lakeside and had been a member for the past 66 years, the Ontario Scottish Rite in Florida and had been a Past Grand Master of the Eastern Star, Saint Marys, Chapter, #121 Order of the Eastern Star with a 40 year membership. He was also an Honorary Elder of East Nissouri Union Church. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan.25, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard HRYNIW officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, East Nissouri Union Church or the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The Doric Corinthian Lodge #569 will hold a service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
FARRELL, Verna M. (née WILSON)
After a courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully surrounded with family at her side on Friday at her side of Friday May 19, 2006 at Woodstock General Hospital. Verna M. FARRELL (née WILSON) of Woodstock in her 46th year. Beloved wife of Glen A. FARRELL. Cherished mother of Matthew and Rebecca. Loved daughter of Dave and Winnie WILSON of Foldens. Dear sister of Nancy CRIPPS and her husband Ted and their children David (Cathy), Steve and Kim; Lori BRUCE and her husband Tom and their children Jason and Brad; and Joe WILSON. Special great aunt of Nathan, Alex, Nicholas and Zak. Loved daughter-in-law of Murray and Janice FARRELL of Woodstock. Dear sister-in-law of Owen FARRELL and his wife Leslie and their son Morgan; Lisa WOODS and her husband Darren and their children Brady, Adam and Drew. Also fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock (539-004) Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Kent GARRETT officiating. Interment in Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Victorian Order of Nurses Oxford Hospice Program, Woodstock General Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BRUCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-14 published
KNIGHT, Jean (BRUCE)
Peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2006, Jean (BRUCE) KNIGHT of Goderich in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Stewart KNIGHT. Dear mother of Nina and Greg REYNOLDS of Goderich. Sister of Marg UBUKATA of Victoria, Tom BRUCE of Vancouver. Predeceased by sister Nina THOMAS. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and their children. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Pall Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Wednesday evening 7-9. Funeral Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich, on Thursday morning at 11: 00. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Maitland Trail Association or the Nature Conservancy of Canada gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallum-palla.ca

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BRUCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
BRUCE, Jean (née MacKENZIE)
Of Mississauga and Bayfield, On. passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday September 24, 2006 in Mississauga. She was 88 years old. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband Doctor D'Arcy BRUCE in 1986. She was the much loved mother of Sherrill (David LEDINGHAM) of Mississauga, Ontario, Barbara (Jacques CHARBONNEAU) of Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, and Robert of Toronto. She is survived by her grandchildren Elaine LEDINGHAM and her partner, Darren McNALLY, of Toronto, Melissa LEDINGHAM of London, England, William CHARBONNEAU of Mont St-Hillaire, Quebec and Cameron BRUCE of Toronto. She was the daughter of the late Duncan and Irene MacKENZIE of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. and the sister of the late Margaret KOSHNYSH, Mary GRIMES, Donald MacKENZIE and Gerald MacKENZIE. She also leaves several favourite nephews and nieces. Jean was a graduate of the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing. She also worked with Trans Canada Airlines during the war, flying on Lockheed 14's and 16's. She flew on the first North Star between Winnipeg and Toronto in 1942. Jean devoted her life to raising her family in Sarnia, Ontario. Feisty to the end, Jean is best described by the tribute in her graduation yearbook "An atom but dynamite." Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday, September 27 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 28 at 9: 30 a.m. A graveside service to follow in Bayfield, Ontario. at 3: 00 p.m.. Jean was a gardener. In her memory, please send a bouquet to someone you love.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-01 published
Kenneth DEANE, Officer And Security Expert (1960-2006)
Former Ontario Provincial Police officer enjoyed a promising career in a paramilitary squad until he shot and killed native protester Dudley GEORGE in 1995. He left the force in 2002 and died in a traffic accident on Saturday
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- Kenneth DEANE's life was changed -- some would say ruined -- by an incident that's now known as Ipperwash. On September 6, 1995, he shot and killed Anthony (Dudley) GEORGE at Ontario's Ipperwash Provincial Park during what was Canada's most important Indian protest since Quebec's Oka crisis of 1990.
Until that night, Mr. DEANE of the Ontario Provincial Police had an exemplary record, one that had helped smooth his way into the exclusive ranks of the Ontario Provincial Police's tactical rescue unit. As acting sergeant, he was leading a highly trained, four-man team of marksmen on the night he shot Mr. GEORGE.
"The whole sequence took place in 20, 30, 35 seconds," Mr. DEANE said at his trial in July of 1997. He was convicted of criminal negligence causing death. In his 2001 book, One Dead Indian, Toronto Star reporter Peter EDWARDS recounted the Ontario Provincial Police officer's description of what led up to the shooting. Mr. DEANE said he saw flashes of light coming from the barrel of a weapon inside a school bus that protesters were using to barge into an Ontario Provincial Police riot squad.
"It was an attempt to shoot a police officer," he told the court. However, he chose not to open fire because of the many officers who were in the way. "I saw a distinct muzzle flash originate from the interior of the bus."
The book went on to describe the actual firing of the weapon and Mr. DEANE's testimony that Mr. GEORGE was armed and had presented a threat. "I observed him shoulder a rifle and in a half-crouched position, scanned [the rifle] over our position." Mr. DEANE said he fired three shots from his highly accurate, Heckler and Koch sub-machine gun "as quick as I could."
"He [Mr. GEORGE] immediately went down on one knee and immediately got back up."
Still on the road, Mr. GEORGE looked to his right and left and walked a few steps, Mr. DEANE testified. He then did something rather odd for someone who was mortally wounded, with a broken collar bone, cracked ribs and a punctured lung, Mr. DEANE said. He testified that Mr. GEORGE raised his arm and threw the rifle into a grass-covered field, leaving himself unarmed and exposed to police fire.
Although Mr. DEANE had provided a detailed description of the rifle, another tactical rescue unit officer who was just metres away during the incident testified that he had observed Mr. GEORGE holding "a pole or stick." The officer also said that the only muzzle flashes he saw had come from his own gun. Hundreds of other shots were fired that night, all by the police, and the Ontario Provincial Police has since arrived at the view that the protesters were not armed.
For his part, Mr. DEANE fired a total of seven shots. Four had been aimed at other protesters and three at Mr. GEORGE. One bullet missed, one struck him in the lower leg, and the last found his torso.
Though Mr. DEANE spoke in a calm and self-assured manner, the judge at his trial did not believe him. Mr. Justice Hugh FRASER as much as called him a liar and ruled that Mr. GEORGE had been unarmed. He rejected the notion that Mr. DEANE had an "honest but mistaken belief" and found that Mr. GEORGE did not have a weapon when he was killed. He said Mr. DEANE had concocted his evidence "in an ill-fated attempt to disguise the fact that an unarmed man had been shot."
Judge FRASER, who also ruled that some other police officers had falsified evidence to support Mr. DEANE, found him guilty and sentenced him to a conditional sentence of two years less a day, plus 180 days of community service but no house arrest.
Mr. DEANE appealed the conviction to the Supreme Court of Canada. In February, 2000, the court ruled there were no grounds for a new trial. He did win a small victory, however. The Supreme Court denied an appeal by Crown prosecutors who had sought jail time instead of the conditional sentence.
"I still believe Ken DEANE was an honest police office who was hard done by by the justice system," lawyer Norman PEEL, who had represented Mr. DEANE at the trial, said yesterday. "He was misjudged as being cold and withdrawn when, in fact, he was just quiet." After the conviction, Mr. DEANE continued in the Ontario Provincial Police. Among other things, he was a bomb-disposal expert and a specialist in fighting biker gangs and terrorists. His fellow officers came to his defence, believing he had been victimized.
"He was an asset to the Ontario Provincial Police," said Inspector Robert BRUCE, who at that time believed Mr. DEANE "should remain in the position that he's in."
But Ipperwash continued to haunt Mr. DEANE.
"I sincerely apologize to the family and Friends of Dudley GEORGE and to his community for causing the terrible loss that they have been forced to endure," he said at a discipline hearing in September of 2001. For all that, he always maintained he had done nothing wrong the night Mr. GEORGE was shot and he fought to stay on the force.
It was a battle he lost. In October, 2001, he pleaded to a charge of discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act. Four months later, an inquiry by police adjudicator Loyall CANN forced him to resign. Ms. CANN, a former deputy chief of the Toronto police force, said the shooting of Mr. GEORGE had resulted in "the most serious conviction" ever recorded against an Ontario Provincial Police officer.
"What could possibly be more shocking to society than to have a sworn, fully trained and experienced police officer, while on duty, in full uniform [and] using a police-issued firearm, kill an unarmed citizen," said Ms. CANN.
She ordered him to resign or be fired. He quit the next day and later found a job working in security at an Ontario Hydro nuclear station. More recently, he was Canadian sales manager for Canadian Allen-Vanguard Response Systems, a publicly traded company that provides state-of-the-art anti-terrorist equipment and systems.
Kenneth DEANE grew up in London, Ontario, the son of the late Robert DEANE and Katherine DEANE. One of six children, he had long dreamed of being a policeman. After leaving high school, he studied law and security at Fanshawe College and then joined the London police force. He was next accepted by the Ontario Provincial Police and quickly became involved with the tactical rescue unit, the special squad deployed in hostage-taking situations and in emergencies.
At his trial, a fellow officers described the patience Mr. DEANE had displayed during a hostage situation in Dryden, Ontario, when a man with a rifle threatened two women. The incident ended without violence. "He does not react emotionally, said Staff Sergeant Brian DEEVY, also a member of the tactical rescue unit. "I have never seen him lose control."
Mr. DEANE had also served with Ontario Provincial Police officers sent to help deal with the Oka crisis, and in 1991 had attended an incident at Grassy Narrows in Northern Ontario when an Ontario Provincial Police officer was shot dead.
The killing of Mr. GEORGE caused an outcry against the tactics and actions of the Ontario Provincial Police and the government of Ontario. It triggered the Ipperwash inquiry that has been sitting since July of 2004 under Mr. Justice Sidney LINDEN. Mr. DEANE was scheduled to appear at the hearing next month and his testimony was keenly anticipated.
In the type of coincidence that feeds conspiracy theorists, Mr. DEANE is the third Ontario Provincial Police officer involved in the Dudley GEORGE shooting to be killed in a traffic accident. Sgt. Margaret EVE, who tried to negotiate with the natives at Ipperwash before the shooting, died in a crash involving a transport truck on Highway 401 near Chatham, Ontario Inspector Dale LINTON, the commander who gave the orders to Mr. DEANE's team, was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Smith's Falls in October of Mr. DEANE was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 401 near Prescott in Eastern Ontario. Snow squalls had caused vehicles to slow or come to a halt and his Ford Explorer clipped a tractor trailer that was blocking the road. Before he could extricate his vehicle, a second highway truck travelling behind him was unable to stop and the sport utility vehicle was crushed.
Kenneth DEANE was born in October of 1960. He died on February 25, 2006. He was 45. He leaves his wife, Lucie SIROIS. Also an Ontario Provincial Police officer, she was injured some years ago while investigating a traffic accident. Additionally, he leaves his brother Bill and sisters Barbara, Nancy, Sue and Judy. A funeral is set for 11 a.m. tomorrow in Sudbury, Ontario

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
Margaret GIBSON, Writer: (1948-2006)
Author of Opium Dreams and The Butterfly Ward produced works of singular vision, writes Sandra MARTIN. It was an intense and brilliant output that was too often sidelined by the march of mental illness
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
There were many Margaret GIBSONs and all of them were complicated. She was like a prism that could shimmer with refracted brilliance one moment and then fracture into dangerous shards the next. As a writer, she was like a foreign correspondent reporting from the front lines of insanity, taking readers places where most of us have never been in collections of stories such as The Butterfly Ward and Sweet Poison, screenplays such as Outrageous, Ada and For the Love of Aaron and in her only published novel, Opium Dreams, which won the Chapters/Books in Canada first-novel award in 1997.
Although she self-diagnosed as autistic after she read Donna Williams's memoir, Nobody Nowhere, Ms. GIBSON was probably a paranoid schizophrenic. In one of her "good" periods in the early 1990s she described what it felt like to have a mental illness. "It is not so much that madness… is a muddied eyehole, but rather it is seeing things too sharply, clearer than clear, a light that fills up your eyeholes and is, in the end, blinding with its visions."
Ms. GIBSON worked with some top literary editors, including Ellen SELIGMAN at McClelland and Stewart, Phyllis BRUCE at Harper Collins and Barry CALLAGHAN of Exile Editions. "All writers write out of their experiences, but this was like an open vein," said Mr. CALLAGHAN. "If ever a writer in this country hit on the terrors that seem to strike at women who are defenceless and vulnerable," it was Ms. GIBSON. " She was frightening in her presence and she was frightening in her work because she was really in touch with the madness that was loose inside herself" and by extension, in "metropolitan life." "Losing the words" to describe her terrors was often a signal that her illness was on the march again. And that made knowing Ms. GIBSON a desperate struggle to keep her afloat without being sucked into the whirlpool that was her life. As her loyal friend, Shirley FLAVELLE, said: "She was a 24/7 girl. You could only live with her when you were young."
Margaret Louise GIBSON was the second of five children of Bell Telephone engineer Dane GIBSON and his wife Audrey (neé McCULLOUGH.) She grew up on a small rural property on what was then the eastern edge of Scarborough, Ontario, on land her father, an air force tail gunner in the Second World War, had been able to buy with a veteran's grant. Her older sister Dana was bright, gregarious and an excellent student. Her twin sisters, Lenore and Deirdre, were a younger playful unit. Margaret, or Margie as her family called her, was the solitary dreamy one.
"We were a typical Canadian family except that there was one daughter who was always ill, her whole life," said Deirdre GIBSON, a planner. Margaret GIBSON herself once said that "colours hurt" when she was a child. "A leaf was a kaleidoscope," she said. "Starting kindergarten damn near killed me. But I was never lonely I'm a one-piece band." Puberty is difficult for most adolescents but for Ms. GIBSON it was catastrophic. Always withdrawn, she started slashing her arms and eventually attempted suicide. She spent about a year at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario, experiences that she would later use as a trigger for her fiction. After she was released, her parents sold the beloved family property and moved to a housing development so she could start "over again" in a fresh environment.
The new school was even more disaffecting than the old one, but Margaret did make Friends with two alienated classmates, Shirley FLAVELLE and Craig Russell EADIE. He later became well known as the female impersonator, Craig RUSSELL. A bisexual, he was addicted to drug and drinks and died of an Aids-related stroke in 1990.
In September of 1971, Ms. GIBSON married Stuart GILBOORD, a young man she had met briefly six years earlier through her father. "She was damn interesting to talk with," Mr. GILBOORD said, adding that she was an attractive woman who wore heavy makeup as a defence against the world. Their son Aaron was born on November 22, 1972.
At the time, Ms. GIBSON's psychiatrist was encouraging her to write as therapy. "I would come home from work and we would talk for three or four hours about her writing," said Mr. GILBOORD. Her concentration was all-consuming and obsessive and she used phrases that were brilliant, but the process was "draining."
Mr. GILBOORD took some of his wife's stories to a script supervisor he knew at TVOntario. She showed them to Michael MacKLEM of Oberon Press in Ottawa. Ms. GIBSON's stories subsequently appeared in Oberon's annual Best Canadian Stories anthologies and in a solo collection, The Butterfly Ward, under her married name, Margaret Gibson GILBOORD. (She and Mr. GILBOORD, who now works for a call centre, divorced when their son was a toddler.)
Reviews were exultant. William FRENCH, then literary editor of The Globe and Mail, described her as a "writer of burning intensity and rare vision, an accomplished explorer of hidden caves of the mind." This debut shared the City of Toronto Book Award in 1977 with Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle.
Meanwhile, Ms. GIBSON's story Making It (from The Butterfly Ward) about her Friendship with Craig RUSSELL was made into the low-budget film Outrageous. Starring Mr. RUSSELL as himself and Hollis McLAREN as Ms. GIBSON, it was the hit of the 1977 Toronto film festival.
Former Chatelaine editor Rona Maynard was a young writer at Flare magazine at the time. Intrigued by both Ms. GIBSON and The Butterfly Ward, she began writing a profile of the "hot" writer. "She had a deep Lauren Bacall voice, kohl-rimmed eyes, an air of world-weary glamour," smoked long black cigarettes in a holder and "had a burning passion for language unlike anything I have ever seen," said Ms. Maynard.
The two women became Friends, but when the profile was about to be published, Ms. GIBSON had her lawyer send a threatening letter to the magazine, and "so she dropped out of my life." At the time, Ms. GIBSON was also immersed in a bitter custody battle with her former husband. She turned some of that experience into Sweet Poison, a collection of stories published by Phyllis Bruce at HarperCollins. Another story was turned into the television movie, For the Love of Aaron.
Mr. GILBOORD provides a convincing anti-story to Ms. GIBSON's claims of abuse, saying that he and his father-in-law were in constant communication with each other and with child-welfare officials trying to protect Aaron and manage Ms. GIBSON's erratic behaviour.
"She tried the best she could to raise me," said Aaron GILBOORD, who is now 33 and living with his wife and three sons in Manitoba, where he works as a juvenile counsellor with young offenders. He left home when he was 16, but remained in touch with his mother and his father. Ms. GIBSON wrote a poem about her son, when he was 5, saying in part, "and to phone the doctor when I a.m. crazed and always you bring my pill bottles/offering them up with renewed hope each time." The poem appeared in Aurora: New Canadian Writing, edited by Morris Wolfe. By the late 1980s, Ms. GIBSON was living in a subsidized unit in a housing co-op. That's how she met her second husband, Juris RASA, an architectural draughtsman who was living in the same development. Apparently, she showed up at his door one day to ask for bandages because her fingers were bleeding from banging on the keys on her typewriter. Eventually, they moved in together and married. He helped her learn to use a computer and to make the transition from short stories to the longer form of the novel.
Her literary Friends, including the late Timothy Findlay and his partner, screenwriter William Whitehead, and journalist June Callwood helped her get grants to support her writing and introduced her to agent Dean Cooke, who agreed to represent her in the early 1990s. He believes that Mr. RASA made it possible for her to write Opium Dreams, the novel that Ellen Seligman published at McClelland and Stewart.
"I was always amazed by her stamina and staying power because I anticipated the editing of the book would be hard for her," said Ms. Seligman, who came to treasure their long conversations on the telephone. "I think writing sustained her, more so than any other form of nourishment."
The novel was a literary success, but Ms. GIBSON was sinking again into mental illness. She and Mr. RASA separated in the late 1990s after she repeatedly accused him of trying to murder her. He died about a year ago. Ms. Maynard had reconnected with Ms. GIBSON in the mid 1990s during one of her many episodes of instability and formed an unofficial support group with Mr. Cooke, Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Callwood. "She was getting farther and farther away from reality," said Ms. Maynard.
About four years ago, Ms. GIBSON was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. She was seeing an oncologist, but stopped chemotherapy, probably because she was afraid of the side effects of her complex combination of medications.
Margaret Louise GIBSON was born in Scarborough, Ontario, on June 4, 1948. She died of metastasized breast cancer in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on February 25, 2006. She was 57. She is survived by her son Aaron, his wife Jennifer LAMBERT, their sons Logan, Drew and Ayden, and her three sisters Dana, Lenore and Deirdre and their families.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-06 published
KOMARNICKY, Natalie
Peacefully, Monday, April 3, 2006 in her 93rd year, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Antin KOMARNICKY. Loving mother of Ihor KOMARNICKY and his wife Oksana, Oksana MICCIOLA and her husband Michael, and the late Martha KOMARNICKY- BRUCE. Beloved " Babtsia" to Areta and her husband John LLOYD, Roma and her husband James CLASPER, Zdana and her fiancé Andrew FEDCHUN, and her great-grand-daughters Caroline and Sophia. Visitation at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele), Thursday, 6-9 pm, with Panachyda at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Service, Friday at 9: 15 am, then to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church (LaRose Avenue) for Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, "Pomich Ukrainy Fund" would be appreciated. The family expresses sincere gratitude to the Bowmanville P.A.C.T. Team for their care at her time of need. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-15 published
Mark FARRELL, Newspaper Publisher (1913-2006)
Controversial top man at The Windsor Star and the Montreal Gazette was never reluctant to skewer sacred cows, but always remained a stickler for truth and integrity
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- Mark FARRELL arrived as publisher of The Windsor Star in 1969, driving a green Volkswagen Beetle festooned with flower decals. His young daughters, who put them on, had assured him they would easily wash off. They didn't, and the splashy foreign car, in the home of Chrysler Canada, was to become a symbol of a brash new direction for the previously staid newspaper.
During his four years in Windsor, Mr. FARRELL gave the Star's editorial support to the New Democratic Party in the 1972 federal election, the first time any Canadian newspaper had endorsed the party, and organized one of the country's first press councils.
As publisher of the Montreal Gazette, from late 1972 to 1977, he supported language rights for French-speaking Quebeckers and encouraged an era of award-winning investigative journalism. Earlier in his career, he supervised the building of Canada's largest rotogravure printing plant for Standard Publishing in Montreal, and played a key role in creating two of the most-read publications in the country's history, Weekend and Perspectives magazines.
A left-leaning social democrat from his days at McGill University, Mark FARRELL was never reluctant to skewer sacred cows, but was a stickler for truth and integrity. He lived with a stammer he could not control, but never allowed it to hold him back. In his personal time, he was an avid outdoorsman and expert skier, a caring family man and a lover of black poodles.
"Mark was every reporter's dream of what a publisher should be," says Tim Creery, editorial page editor of the Montreal Gazette under Mr. FARRELL. "He stood up to advertising and political pressure on editorial content. He applauded vigorous and deep-digging reporting. He encouraged outspoken editorials favouring the interests of ordinary people and denouncing privilege."
The second of four sons of Montreal stockbroker Gerald FARRELL and the former Eileen O'MEARA, Mark FARRELL was born into money. When he was 6, his father died. The boy attended Selwyn House, a private school in Montreal for a few years until his mother moved the family to England, where he and two brothers went to Ampleforth College, a prestigious Catholic boys' boarding school that their father had attended. In his unpublished memoirs, written with Mr. Creery's assistance, Mr. FARRELL described being the only boy since the school started to receive a caning of 13 strokes.
Returning to Canada, he earned a commerce degree at McGill University, yet the only diploma he ever posted on his office wall was from a six-week sociology course at Moscow University's American Institute. During the Depression, he turned a $5,000 inheritance into nearly $20,000 on the stock market and then lost it all. At the same time, he worked for free as managing editor of Canadian Forum, a left-leaning intellectual magazine, and as treasurer of the Ontario branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the predecessor of the New Democratic Party.
After becoming a chartered accountant, he was hired as promotion manager at Montreal Standard Publishing Co. He married his first wife, Joanna WRIGHT, on the eve of the Second World War, but was turned down by the military because of his stammer. Instead, he worked for the British Air Commission in New York, where he became internal auditor and signed cheques totalling $1.5-billion for British purchases of U.S. aircraft and supplies. Returning to Standard Publishing, he became a director and the right-hand man of John McConnell, son of owner J.W. McConnell.
At Standard, he supervised the construction of a state-of-the-art rotogravure printing plant and helped found Weekend and Perspectives, weekly English and French magazines that were carried in Saturday editions of newspapers across the country. Their combined circulation of 2.5-million was a Canadian record.
After separating from his first wife in the late 1940s, Mr. FARRELL married Florence WALL, a Weekend employee, in 1952. In 1969, Mr. FARRELL was hired to run The Windsor Star after two members of the owning GRAYBIEL family died in quick succession. According to his memoirs, he accepted the offer, which he had previously turned down, after being squeezed out in a power struggle at Standard Publishing. Told to act as through he owned The Windsor Star, he redesigned its layout, sponsored a regular broadcast on U.S. Public Television in Detroit to tell Americans about Canada, and made Peter BENESH, an immigrant from Czechoslovakia, a member of the editorial board at the age of 23. Mr. BENESH recalls his boss regularly quoting H.L. Mencken's adage: "A journalist's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
While at the Star in 1971, Mr. FARRELL set up a press council to consider local complaints. It became the model for the Ontario Press Council. He also led a successful editorial campaign to bring Windsor's U.S.-owned CKLW radio station into Canadian hands, says Hugh NANGLE, who served under Mr. FARRELL on the editorial boards in both Windsor and Montreal. In 1972, the Southam newspaper chain transferred Mr. FARRELL to Montreal.
Under Mr. FARRELL, The Windsor Star was the first large daily to support the New Democratic Party in a federal election, and the first to call for legalization of marijuana and abortion, Mr. NANGLE says. Mr. FARRELL also curtailed the influence of the Liberal Party over The Windsor Star and of the Conservative Party over the Gazette, he says. Under Mr. FARRELL, the Gazette supported the aspirations of Quebec nationalists, but not calls for separation.
"He was a patrician and had the air of a patrician," says Henry Aubin, an award-winning investigative reporter under Mr. FARRELL and now a Gazette columnist. "He could take on the anglo establishment as one of their own on equal terms. He could have been one of the boys." Mr. Aubin credits Mr. FARRELL with supporting investigative reporting and helping the staff set up a code of ethics for reporters.
Mr. FARRELL had a showdown with The Windsor Star's mechanical unions in 1970, when they staged a two-week sit-in strike in the pressroom. According to James BRUCE, then assistant city editor and later the Star's editor and publisher, Mr. FARRELL staged a sit-in of his own by staying in his office. Publication resumed in two weeks, thanks to a federal labour mediator.
A Time magazine article from the mid-seventies called the Gazette "Canada's most improved newspaper," thanks to Mr. FARRELL and his predecessor, Denis Harvey. It credited Mr. FARRELL with increasing the news budget by 40 per cent in two years, adding editorial staff and hiring managing editor Lindsay Crysler, who launched an era of investigative journalism, and Tim Creery, who gave the editorial and op-ed pages "some bite."
Terry Mosher, the Gazette's editorial cartoonist who signs his drawings Aislin, says Mr. FARRELL gave permission for him to run some controversial pieces early in his career. One of the Queen resulted in the publication of three days of angry letters from readers. Mr. FARRELL left the Gazette in 1977, moving with his wife to a ski property in Stowe, Vt. Later, they moved to Morrisville, Vt. In his retirement, he continued his passion for downhill skiing until 85. His greatest thrill came in 1970, when he did Switzerland's Haute Route, a hut-to-hut trek that involves downhill and cross-country skiing and climbing. Mr. FARRELL talked about social issues even at home, says Willa FARRELL, the youngest of his three daughters. When she was a child, she recalls him lamenting that the newspaper industry was built on the child labour of carrier boys.
Norman Redlich, a former dean of law at New York University and a long-time vacation friend in Vermont, says Mr. FARRELL once told him that the U.S. First Amendment protecting freedom of the press is an old whore that should be retired. "His point was: If you can't verify it, don't print it," Mr. Redlich says. "I've always thought it was an excellent thing for a publisher to say."
Mark FARRELL was born in Montreal on January 22, 1913.
He died of pneumonia on April 6, 2006, in Morrisville, Vt. He was 93. He is survived by his wife, Florence, and their daughters Fiona FARRELL and Willa FARRELL.
He also leaves Sally KININMONTH, his daughter from his marriage to Joanna WRIGHT, several grandchildren and his brother, Charles. An infant son, Mark, died after one day in 1957.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
JAMES, Carolyn Anne
On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 in Peterborough. Carolyn died peacefully with those who loved her holding her closely. Carolyn leaves George, her devoted husband of 46 years, dear daughter Margaret (Toronto), loving son Douglas and his wife Jacqueline (Kanata), cherished grandchildren Lucas and Victoria, special sister Elaine BRUCE (Innisfil,) brother Douglas JACKSON, and her loyal doggie Sophie. Celebratory service Wednesday May 10th 11 a.m. at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Peterborough. Visitation Tuesday, May 9th 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Saint Paul's. Donations to Victorian Order of Nurses Peterborough. Condolences, donations and directions to church at www.CommunityaAlternative.ca or 705-742-1875.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-08 published
HERTZBERG, Marjorie Anne (née BRUCE)
Died Friday, May 5th, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 84th year. Loving wife of Peter Alexander HERTZBERG. Married London May 1943. Survived by her son Stephen and daughter Debbie HOFFMAN, their spouses Pat and Larry, and her loving grandchildren Carly and Adam HOFFMAN, and Vanessa and David HERTZBERG. Daughter of the late A.K. and Constance (BLUEMEL) BRUCE of London, England sister of Margaret DITCHAM (Bruce) and the late Elizabeth BRUCE in the United Kingdom. Educated at St. Pauls School, London. Served during World War 2 with The Mechanized Transport Corps trucking supplies to Air bases throughout the United Kingdom and later with The American Red Cross in Newbury. Was active in volunteer work with The Girl Guides, and The Canadian Junior International Equestrian Foundation. A staunch member of The Garden Club of Toronto, The Ontario Chapter of The American Ivy Society. A sustaining member of The Ontario Branch of The Herb Society of America. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday, May 10th from 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m., with service to follow in the chapel at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation would be appreciated to The Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-09 published
HERTZBERG, Marjorie Anne (née BRUCE)
Died Friday, May 5th, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 84th year. Loving wife of Peter Alexander HERTZBERG. Married London May 1943. Survived by her son Stephen and daughter Debbie HOFFMAN, their spouses Pat and Larry, and her loving grandchildren Carly and Adam HOFFMAN, and Vanessa and David HERTZBERG. Daughter of the late A.K. and Constance (BLUEMEL) BRUCE of London, England sister of Margaret DITCHAM (Bruce) and the late Elizabeth BRUCE in the United Kingdom. Educated at St. Pauls School, London. Served during World War 2 with The Mechanized Transport Corps trucking supplies to Air bases throughout the United Kingdom and later with The American Red Cross in Newbury. Was active in volunteer work with The Girl Guides, and The Canadian Junior International Equestrian Foundation. A staunch member of The Garden Club of Toronto, The Ontario Chapter of The American Ivy Society. A sustaining member of The Ontario Branch of The Herb Society of America. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Wednesday, May 10th from 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m., with service to follow in the chapel at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation would be appreciated to The Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-13 published
MacLACHLAN, Jean Annabelle
At Saint Michael's Hospital on Monday July 10, 2006. We celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Jean Annabelle MacLACHLAN, devoted sister to Joan GREEN and Joy ANDERSON and brothers-in-law Stuart GREEN and Cecil ANDERSON. Loving aunt to Lyndsay GREEN (Hank INTVEN), Bruce GREEN (Cheryl), Jeff GREEN and Donald ANDERSON (Lisa BRUCE.) Much loved great-aunt to Lauren and Andrea INTVEN, Brandon, Christopher and Taylor GREEN, Max and Alexa GREEN, and Tegan and Elizabeth BRUCE. Jean will also be deeply missed by cousins Helen and Ralph MULLIGAN, their children Judith and Brian and families, as well as her many Friends. Jean's life of 89 years was one of great accomplishment and richness. When she retired after a 44-year career with Reckitt and Colman she had been the first woman Manager of Consumer Services and held the longest tenure of any woman in the company. She appeared on radio and television and gave demonstrations across the country to entice people to liven up their cooking with spices and seasonings. She felt that her encouragement made people more adventurous and contributed to the improvement of Canadian cuisine. She was also known as 'Mavis Trill' in an advice column she wrote for bird lovers. When she retired, the company newsletter described her as a 'Ray of Sunshine'. It said, 'What's important is the professional career and the accomplishments that this sweetheart of a lady was able to build in an era when Gloria Steinem was still making mud pies in her sandbox and the women's movement ended at the Parent-Teacher Association refreshment table.' As it said, 'Jean was a charmer.' She was known for her outrageous hats, her award-winning jams and chutneys, and her love of people. She had many happy times as a member of the Women's Advertising Club of Toronto, of which she was the President from 1962-63. She was proud of her service in the Canadian Women's Army Corp Reserve in World War 2. Her last years were happy ones thanks to the kindness and devotion shown her by the staff at Meighen Manor. At her request no funeral service will be held. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Salvation Army.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-26 published
PERCIVAL, E. Winnifred (BRUCE) B.A.
Peacefully, at the Avalon Retirement Centre, Orangeville, Ontario on October 26, 2006, in her 101st year. Dear wife of the late George (Oscar) PERCIVAL; loving aunt of Joan CORBETT, Teresa BRUCE, Tom, George and Paul TORRANCE, Jim and George CURRY; cherished by her sister-in-law Gladys BRUCE and by the descendents of her many cousins; valued friend of her associates and former pupils from many years of teaching science and mathematics; by neighbours and many more. Winnie's funeral will be held at the Simes Funeral Home, Main Street, Grand Valley, Ontario on Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service. Donations in her memory would be appreciated to Trinity United Church, Grand Valley, Ontario L0N 1G0 or the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4C2.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-26 published
SOMERS, Muriel Louisa (née BRUCE)
After a short but courageous battle, Muriel Somers, 75, passed away on Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Muriel passed with her three sons, Stephen of Burlington, Peter of Toronto and John of California by her side. Wife of the late Ken SOMERS of Oakville and daughter of the late Lloyd and Hilda BRUCE of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia and sister to the late Enna WYLIE and the late Wallace BRUCE, Muriel is survived by her two sisters Joyce McCRADY and Pauline MacINNES. Beloved Grandie to Stephen's two children, Coleman and Chloe and John's two children, Theo and Eli, Muriel leaves beloved daughters-in-law, Elizabeth and Jennifer-Jo. Also known and loved as Moonie by her many family members and Friends, Muriel will be sadly missed. Family will receive Friends for Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday the 27th of December. A service to celebrate Muriel's life will be held on Thursday, December 28th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. in the chapel of Kopriva Taylor. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
BRUCE, William Forbes
Peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Marnwood Nursing Home, Bowmanville in his 93rd year. Bill, beloved husband of the late Catherine BRUCE (née JACKSON.) Loving father of Patricia and her husband Robert Lewis KING of Oshawa. Dear grandfather of Natalie KING and Spencer KING, and great-grandfather of Koreen and Robert KING. A Celebration of William's life will be held at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Thursday January 12, 2006 at 2 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
PRICE, Jean Elizabeth (née BRUCE)
Passed away peacefully, at Lakeshore Lodge, Etobicoke, on Thursday, March 30, 2006, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Ron, and loving mother of Kathy and Bill. She is survived by her brother Bob and sister-in-law Bonnie (Bruce) and family; son-in-law Rick FRECKER; three grandchildren Heather (Greg HARRIS,) Karen and Helena FRECKER; and two great-grandchildren Benjamin and Aimee HARRIS. Our Baba will be missed by the entire family and by her many Friends at the piano, at the bridge table and at Baker's Narrows near FlinFlon, Manitoba where she spent so many happy summers. We extend sincere thanks to all the marvellous staff at Lakeshore Lodge who, over the last 2½ years, took care of Jean and kept her secure and comfortable, when she could no longer be cared for at home. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held later for family and Friends. If desired, donations may be made in memory of Jean to the Alzheimer Society, Lakeshore Lodge or to a charity of your choice. Jeannie will be deeply missed by all those who loved her and cherished her company. Arrangements entrusted to Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, Etobicoke, 416-231-2283.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
BRUCE, Richard Allan
Passed away suddenly at home in Acton on April 1st, 2006 at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Kris (CROSBY) for 36 years. Much loved father of Tracey and her partner Brandon. Loving son of Doreen and predeceased by his stepfather George. Dear brother of Elizabeth and her husband Bruce. Loved brother-in-law of Dawn and Greg, Annette and Mike and Noble. Dear uncle to Greg, Heather and Ian. While not defined by his career, Richard enjoyed the challenge of his business life. His impeccable taste and creativity laid the foundation for the design of many beautiful frames, which will be viewed and admired for years to come. His strong character, integrity and genuine caring manner earned him the respect and admiration of all team members. Richard demonstrated a true understanding of what was important in life. He valued family time, Friendships and the simple pleasures of life. He was an avid fisherman who appreciated the beauty of the world around him. He often said it wasn't about catching fish but rather enjoying the peace and tranquility of the water. Richard's presence will be felt this spring and summer in his flower gardens, which were truly labours of love. While far too short, Richard's life was an example in living rather than just simply being alive. Our lives have been enriched by knowing him and will continue to be through our memories of him. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Tuesday April 4th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday April 5th, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
BRUCE, Wayne H.L.
Peacefully, and surrounded by loving family, Wayne passed away on April 1st, 2006 at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa. Devoted husband of 39 years to Dianne and proud father to Mark (Jenny), Joanne (Raymond CRAIG,) and Paul (Stephanie.) Cherished Grandpa to Stephen and Britney, Jenna, Taylor and Mackenzie, and Keira. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Edith BRUCE, as well as his brother, John, of Bancroft. Survived by his sister Thelma, and brothers Floyd and Jim. Beloved son-in-law to Allan and Marion TAILOR/TAYLOR of Oshawa, and dear brother-in-law to Janice and Bob WHITE/WHYTE, Nancy and Don PLAIN, Gary and Kathy TAILOR/TAYLOR, and Lyle and Kim TAILOR/TAYLOR. Wayne will be fondly missed by and kept in the prayers of his nieces and nephews, and the company and memories shared with many Friends will be everlasting in their hearts. Service to be held at the Thornton Cemetery and Crematorium Chapel, Oshawa, at 2 p.m. Tuesday April 4th, 2006 with visitation commencing at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the new Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr MILANKOV and staff, Dr DEVOST, Oncology and Palliative Care.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
McTIGHE, Joan Anne Croxall (formerly WAWREW)
(April 19, 1933-April 2, 2006)
Peacefully at Wenleigh Nursing Home in Mississauga on Sunday, April 2, 2006. Joan, cherished wife of devoted husband Barry McTIGHE. Predeceased by husband John WAWREW. Loving mother of Debbie and husband Jim BRUCE; Karl WAWREW; Karen and husband Chris TRAVERS. Grandma will be lovingly remembered by Andrew and John BRUCE and Dana and Siobhan TRAVERS. Heartfelt thanks to Friends and family for their valued support. The family wish to thank the caring staff at The Wenleigh. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service complete in the chapel on Thursday at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-06 published
KOMARNICKY, Natalie
Peacefully, Monday, April 3, 2006 in her 93rd year, with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Antin KOMARNICKY. Loving mother of Ihor KOMARNICKY and his wife Oksana, Oksana MICCIOLA and her husband Michael, and the late Martha KOMARNICKY- BRUCE. Beloved " Babtsia" to Areta and her husband John LLOYD, Roma and her husband James CLASPER, Zdana and her fiancé Andrew FEDCHUN, and her great-granddaughters Caroline and Sophia. Visitation at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele), Thursday, 6-9 p.m., with panachyda at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral service, Friday at 9: 15 a.m., then to St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church (LaRose Avenue) for Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, "Pomich Ukrainy Fund" would be appreciated. The family expresses sincere gratitude to the Bowmanville P.A.C.T. Team for their care at her time of need. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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BRUCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-21 published
BRUCE, Robert J.
(Dedicated Christian and Member of Graceview Presbyterian Church former Employee of the Business Development Bank of Canada; Member Royal Canadian Legion, Woodbridge Branch; World War 2 Canadian Navy Veteran)
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the age of 81. Beloved husband and life-long companion of the late Jean B. BRUCE. Loving father of Lynda JACKSON and her husband Richard, and Richard BRUCE and his wife Julie. Devoted grandfather of Byron (Lianne) and Ashley JACKSON, Shannon and Craig BRUCE. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Sunday, April 23rd from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In Bob's memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or your favourite charity. Bob has now joined Jean to both be in the presence of their Maker.

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