BURGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-31 published
NOBES DE BURGH, Doris (HULET)
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, on Saturday, October 28th, 2006, Mrs. Doris (HULET) NOBES DE BURGH of London in her 95th year. Wife of the late Peter NOBES DE BURGH (2002) and mother of the late Alice NOBES DE BURGH (2002.) The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation with interment of ashes in Norwich Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doris are asked to consider the Alice Saddy Association, 633 Colborne Street, London, Ontario, N6B 2V3.

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BURGHARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
JONES, Ernest Rodney
At the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 7, 2006, in his 78th year, after a lengthy battle with kidney failure. Rod, dearly beloved husband of Norma Jean and loving father of David (Fran,) Rick (Jennifer,) Beverley (Lee MORGAN) and Tina (Eric BURGHARDT.) Beloved Grandad of 9 and Great-Grandad of 2. At Rod's request, there will be no services. If desired, condolences to the family, and remembrances to the P.R.H.C. - Dialysis Unit may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling Community Alternative Funeral Home at 705-742-1875.

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BURGIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
FERRIS, Larry Allen
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, November 26, 2006. Larry Allen FERRIS of Vienna in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Debbie (ROBINSON) FERRIS. Dear father of Chassitty RYERSE and husband Shawn of Vienna and Allen FERRIS of Vienna. Loving grandfather of Jada and Teah RYERSE. Brother to the late Ronald FERRIS, Shirley BROWN- DURHAM, Kenneth FERRIS and wife Louise, the late Cecil FERRIS, Beverly HAWLEY, Leonard FERRIS, Margery MacHMER and Dianna BURGIE. Also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Born in Malahide Township on September 12, 1948 son of the late William Harvey and Verna (BARRETT) FERRIS. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, St. Lukes Cemetery, Vienna. Pastor John FRIESEN officiating. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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BURGIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
BARNSTAPLE, Edgar Leon
The family of Edgar BARNSTAPLE sadly announces his passing at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur, on Monday, April 3, 2006, in his 97th year. Edgar, and his late wife Gertrude SECORD, farmed north of Rockwood until 1966 before retiring into Rockwood. Brother of Gladys BURGIN of Claremont, Vida McCARRON of Milton, Bruce and his wife Evelyn BARNSTAPLE of Etobicoke and brother-in-law of Ethel BARNSTAPLE of Brampton. Predeceased by brothers Jack, Gordon, Wm. Percy, Stan and Ernie. Also mourned by many nieces and nephews and especially dear Friends, Leona and Denzel HEIGHT and Christine ROBERTSON. Friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday, April 8, 2006, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral service will commence at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Blue Springs Funeral Home 12 Church Street East, Acton 519-853-2399

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BURGMEYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-08 published
BURGMEYER, Willy
The family announces the passing of a dear brother and uncle Willy of Scotland, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at the age of 75. Survived by his sister Jean THIBAULT, and several nieces and nephews all of London.

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BURGOYNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
BURGOYNE, Frederick
Peacefully at University Hospital on August 22, 2006, Mr. Frederick BURGOYNE, of London, in his 63rd year. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 10: 30 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. Arrangements entrusted to Needham Funeral Service, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141).

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BURGOYNE o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-04-01 published
BURGOYNE, Catherine Simone
27 years old, of Sudbury, Ontario, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2006. Catherine was the beloved wife of Paul SALMENMAKI, daughter of Richard and Monique BURGOYNE of Nanaimo, British Columbia, sister of Lyanne of Victoria, British Columbia, granddaughter of Gerald BURGOYNE and Jean DOIGNY, daughter-in-law of Jussi and Irene SALMENMAKI, and sister-in-law of Erik SALMENMAKI. Catherine will be fondly remembered by many relatives and Friends in Belgium and Ontario where she grew up. Cathie was a graduate of Trent University in Peterborough. A Celebration of Cathie's Life will be held at the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 4 p.m. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to N.C.R.F. Look Good Feel Better Program or S.R.H.F. Palliative Care would be appreciated. Friends may gather after 2 p.m. Monday.

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BURGOYNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-19 published
WILLMOT, Richard " Stew"
Peacefully, on Wednesday October 18th, 2006 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, at 84 years of age. Dearly beloved husband of Rhoda. Loving father of Joan (Jim) FRASER, Douglas (Patricia,) Gordon (Deborah), Anne (Brian) BURGOYNE. Devoted grandfather of Christopher, Michael (Tori), Russell, Elena, Rachel, Lauren, Kristen, Claire and Grace. Proud and great-grandfather of Saydie and Brett. Stew was born in Toronto and attended the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario. He served as an officer in World War 2. His passion was his family, Friends, tennis and his cottage. He belonged to many community organizations and he set a great example for others in resource conservation, local politics and community service. He had a long and distinguished career as an engineer and business man. He will be missed by all who knew him. At Stew's request, cremation has taken place with a private family service being held. The family invites Friends to a visitation in honour of Stew's life, to share memories at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharine's, from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday October 21st. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation or Goodwill Industries would be appreciated by the family. On-Line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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BURJAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-02 published
MARTIN, M. Lorraine
Peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Lorraine, beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Jim, Marilyn and her husband Gene BURJAN, and Bill. Dear sister of Kay, Mary, and predeceased by Al. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, (N.E. corner of Yonge and Industrial Pkwy S.) Aurora (905-727-5421) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Service in our Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. In memory of Lorraine, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BURJAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
MARTIN, M. Lorraine
Peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Lorraine, beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Jim, Marilyn and her husband Gene BURJAN, and Bill. Dear sister of Kay, Mary, and predeceased by Al. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway, 905-727-5421), Aurora from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Service in our Chapel on Saturday afternoon at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Aurora Cemetery. In memory of Lorraine, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BURK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-14 published
KING, Delma
Peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, November 13, 2006. Delma beloved wife of the late R.J. (Bud) KING. Loving mother of Cheryl and her husband Ron WARD. Cherished grandmother of Trent and his wife Danielle, Carly and Tara. Great-grandmother of Ian and Carter WARD. Del will be greatly missed by her sisters Helen GRINNELL and Colleen BURK/BURKE and her brother Kenny BURK also nephew Doug, his wife Jan and their son Tom. Predeceased by brother Roy BURK/BURKE. A special thank you to Doctor Gerald ROCKMAN, Doctor Paul CAULFORD and Catherine NEWMAN, R.N. Friends will be received at St. Aiden's Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch (at Queen Street E.) on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 12 noon until service time at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family invite Friends to sign Del's Book of Condolence at www.sherrinfuneral.ca Arrangements in the care of Sherrin Funeral Home (416-698-2861).

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BURKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-20 published
Osborne COLSON, Skating Coach (1916-2006)
Eccentric and prickly, the 'Jurassic Park' of skating won prewar national titles, directed Barbara Ann Scott's professional tour and coached a parade of top-notch competitors
By Beverley SMITH, Page S7
Toronto -- Osborne COLSON was the last of an era, an old figure-skating world of blueblood families, of impeccable manners and proper etiquette. "He stood alone in an era of figure skating that has long gone," said Toller CRANSTON. "He was the Jurassic Park of the Barbara Ann SCOTT era."
Mr. COLSON's father, Henry, was one of the founders of the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, an institution that was like mecca for the skater who won the 1936 and 1937 Canadian men's championships.
His cousin, Cecil SMITH, finished second to Sonja Henie at the 1930 world championship. Mr. COLSON was a walking history book of figure skating. He lived it. He met Ms. Henie at a skating show in Toronto. He directed and choreographed Barbara Ann SCOTT's Canadian professional tour in the early 1950s. He took Donald JACKSON under his wing when he became a professional skater during the 1960s. "His great accomplishment was producing some of the most unique skaters in history," Mr. CRANSTON said. "He moulded the minds of splendidly artistic people who went on to even greater heights than he."
All this from a Toronto boy, who joined the Dominion Bank in 1935 as the youngest teller in its history. According to a Toronto Cricket Club history book, "both bank and his father thought Osborne was a good prospect for promotion with an ideal future in finance."
Mr. COLSON earned $32 a week. He took a temporary leave of absence when he landed a $500-a-week, 20-week contract as the star of Ice Follies. He never returned.
Through his Ice Follies adventure, he met and worked with Joan Crawford and Jimmy Stewart. Later, he was introduced to stars such as Boris Karloff, Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan and Judy Garland.
He was also one of the true eccentrics of the sport. Mr. COLSON rarely invited anyone to his Toronto apartment, not even his 60-year friend, Ellen BURKA, who had been Mr. CRANSTON's coach. He rarely let anyone inside his private life, but then maybe he was "a sphinx without a secret," Mr. CRANSTON said.
Ms. BURKA said skating was his life. He went to every little competition. He'd drive all over the city and teach at six different rinks every day until, at 75, he finally settled at the cricket club. For all that, he still worked at different rinks. This was risky business, because he was widely known as a rather erratic driver.
Except for his red cap, Mr. COLSON dressed conservatively. Mr. CRANSTON, however, believes he really wanted to be rather baroque. "He was always after my clothes. Many, many times I gave him things that he liked. COLSON didn't quite have the guts to be flamboyant, yet he admired it in others. He always wanted my coats."
Once, when Mr. COLSON and Ms. BURKA visited Mr. CRANSTON at his Toronto home, the coach took one look at the skating outfits in a closet, and began to try them on. "They were all his crazy costumes from the '70s -- all glitter," Ms. BURKA said.
He tried on a turquoise number, the most glittery of them all, waltzed into the room and began to dance. "We had a party," she said, laughing.
He had lots of frank opinions on many subjects. It was not something he developed in later life. The legendary coach Gus LUSSI taught Mr. COLSON for six years and once said: "He was a very well-behaved child with good discipline, although he was rather an opinionated boy. He had unique views and ideas about everything."
It's no surprise that Mr. CRANSTON calls him "madly eccentric." But he adds that the coach was really quite funny "as long as you were out of range." He could be prickly. Ms. BURKA calls him mean. Mr. CRANSTON refers to him as the "red-hot stinger." People feared him, wondering if they'd be next. Few escaped.
"At any second of the day or night, he could stick you with a [verbal] sword that would leave you flat on the ground," Mr. CRANSTON said. "One might say he was difficult."
Ms. BURKA referred to him as her "best friend and loving enemy."
"Everybody knew it. I got used to it," she said. "In the beginning, he would call me the most horrible names. I talked back to him, then we had a fight. Then, of course, we didn't look at each other and sat in the coffee shop back to back."
One of these fights lasted six months, another three months. Ms. BURKA also knew how to push his buttons. When she saw he was in a bad mood, she'd provoke him further. "Did I ever get it."
At the very least, Mr. COLSON kept her on her toes, she said. She always arrived at the rink well dressed with her hair perfectly coiffed, because if she didn't, "I got hell."
Finally, about 15 years ago, Mr. COLSON approached Ms. BURKA and told her: "Look, I think we are a little bit too old for this. Let's face each other again."
Obviously, he was one of a kind. "There can never be anything like him again," Mr. CRANSTON said. Yet, he always remained current. Ms. BURKA said he had the mind of a 25-year-old. And he had a Genghis Khan-like character that survived being booted out of the cricket club by a group that didn't understand his significance, according to Mr. CRANSTON. "It was like taking the goldfish out of the goldfish bowl. To a normal person, that would have been the death rattle. But COLSON rose from the ashes, went to the Granite Club and spawned this Patrick CHAN, this hot little thing."
The diamond in his crown was Sarah KAWAHARA, who studied with the coach when he set up the Banff Fine Arts skating school in 1960. Ms. KAWAHARA went on to become one of the great choreographers in the sport, winning an Emmy for her work on the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and another for Scott Hamilton's television special, Upside Down. She also was responsible for Mr. Hamilton's successful skating career.
Ms. KAWAHARA, who took the red-eye flight last night from Los Angeles so she could attend the funeral today, said of Mr. COLSON: "He formed me. Mr. C showed me the path, and he was also the source of great inspiration and strength. He's responsible for everything I've done in my life and career. He was not just a skating teacher but a teacher of life."
Over the years, Ms. KAWAHARA and Mr. COLSON kept in touch at least every two weeks. "It's very difficult to know that I can't call him any more," she said.
Like Ms. KAWAHARA, Mr. COLSON's skaters always had "infinite class," Mr. CRANSTON said. "They were a cut above the others."
His work, Mr. CRANSTON said, should have been on the Broadway stage, not the ice rink. He's watched many COLSON products in skating shows and "my mouth would drop open," he said. "They were so great. That kind of skater cannot ever exist again because there aren't any other COLSONs to produce it."
Mr. COLSON's last master project was Patrick CHAN, a Toronto skater who glides over the ice with great speed and wonderful edges -- all COLSON hallmarks. Mr. COLSON predicted that Mr. CHAN, who is just 15, would make a splash at the 2010 Olympics and that he'd try to stick around to guide him there.
But all was not well with Mr. COLSON in the past year. He ended up in hospital for nine weeks with an infection after a youngster on a bicycle collided with him. Somehow, he talked his doctors into letting him out of the hospital for a weekend. Instead of resting, however, he headed to the Thornhill Summer Competition, where he coached Mr. CHAN from the boards. While he was in hospital, he designed the young skater's outfit, too.
The intrepid Mr. COLSON accompanied Mr. CHAN when he finished sixth at the world junior championship in Slovenia last March, but he was so frail that three doctors treated him there.
In the spring, he was involved in a car accident, breaking his collarbone and suffering head injuries. It proved to be his undoing. He underwent two surgeries to remove blood clots from his brain but then developed pneumonia.
The CHAN family was with him when he died. "Patrick said goodbye very close to his ears and vowed to skate his best for him," said his mother, Karen. "He knew Patrick had landed his quad toe."
It was a dismal day for Ms. BURKA, who at first glance thought Mr. COLSON an unusual character when she met him in 1952. For years, she had worked while facing him from the other side of the rink. They had a private joke, a pact in which they'd warn each other if their mouths had opened too wide. "It hit me hard that I cannot see him any more…. I had to cry.
"I enjoyed him all my life," she said. "It was fun to fight with him and to talk with him. Everybody is so boring. It is a big vacuum for me. I will miss him terribly."
Osborne COLSON was born in Toronto on March 31, 1916. The Canadian figure skating hall of fame member died in hospital in Toronto on Friday, July 14, 2006. He was 90. He is survived by his brother, James Hall COLSON.

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BURKART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
BOWIE, Isaleen Bertha (O'LEARY)
On the evening of May 18, 2006 surrounded by her loving family, her children, their spouses, and her grandchildren. Isaleen died as she lived her life, with grace and dignity. Beloved wife of Lachlan (May 12, 1998.) Loving mother of Camilla (Bruce MARTIN,) Rosanne (John KUHLMANN), Jamie (Janette SANTI), Rod (Kim BECKSTEAD) and Kathy (George McKENNA.) Beloved grandma to 17 wonderful grandchildren, Scott and Nicola MARTIN, Jennifer, Emily, David, Kevin, Colleen and Michael KUHLMANN, Laura, Andrea, and Alexander BOWIE, Matthew, Jaylyn and Patrick BOWIE, Mark, Alena and Austin McKENNA. Isaleen was the loving sister of Helen BOWIE (predeceased by Anna CASEY, Camilla, Marie BURKART, Joe, Leonard, Denise BORG, Rose, Fr. Reilly and Patrick. Beloved sister-in-law of Mary, Teresa and Sister Margaret BOWIE (Predeceased by Kay, Georgina, Roderick, John and Fr. Jim). Thank you to all mom's Friends and neighbours for their support and acts of kindness these past years. Resting at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E. Alliston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, North Adjala, on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. "Grandma has the best buns" Our lives are but a single breath, we flower and we fade, yet all our days are in your hands, so we return in love what love has made.

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BURKART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-31 published
MacDONALD, Giséle Pia
Suddenly, at home on Monday, May 29, 2006 after a stoic and dignified struggle with lung cancer. Gigi leaves behind her loving husband, Jack THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, adoring sister-in-law Jane BURKART, close cousins in Paris, France and many life-long Friends in Canada, the U.S. and overseas in Italy, France, Egypt and elsewhere. Predeceased by her parents, Bruce MacDONALD and Denise RISTELHEUBER in Perugia, Italy. A celebration of Gigi's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution on her behalf to your favourite charity. Arrangements entrusted to the Simple Alternative Funeral Centres, 416-441-1580.

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BURKES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-27 published
EVANS, Lynn Hartley
Suddenly, with her family by her side, on Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Brampton Memorial Hospital, after a brief and courageous battle with lung cancer, at the age of 53. She leaves her best friend and husband David of 25 years. Loving and special mother of Lauren and Jordan. Greatly missed by her 'parents' Lloyd and Marilyn EVANS, by her cousin Stephanie LAKE, and by her brother-in-law Stephen and his wife Deborah. Predeceased by her mother Patricia CARRUTHERS. Lynn was a successful business woman who held the position of Vice President of Human Resources at Nortel Networks, EDS Canada and the William Olser Health Centre. Lynn will be remembered by her family and Friends for her generosity, selfless spirit and love of family life. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, Brampton Chapel (52 Main Street South, Hwy. 10, Brampton), on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 79 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the William Osler Foundation or the 12N Oncology Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, c/o Dr. Ronald BURKES. Email condolences may be sent to lynn.evans@wardfh.com. Lynn's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to her Friends and staff at both the William Osler Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital. 'Forever in our hearts, you will be missed.'

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BURKETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
SUCHON, Maureen Kathryn (née BURKETT)
Passed away peacefully early Friday morning, December 1, 2006, at her home with loving family by her side. Loving mother of David, devoted wife to John. Cherished sister and sister-in-law of Kevin and Sally, Gary and Marianne, and Brian and Moira. Maureen taught by golden example with lessons that won't soon be forgotten. Heartfelt thanks to all members of Team Maureen for their unwavering support through this difficult time. So many did she help, so many did help her. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6: 00 9:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2006. Funeral mass in St. Gabriel's Parish, 670 Sheppard Avenue East on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations in Maureen's name can be made to Lung Cancer Canada, 416-785-3439 or online at http://lungcancercanada.ca/cd.html

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BURKHARD/BURKHARDT/BURKHART o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
FORREST, Donald John George
At Clinton Public Hospital on Saturday, September 16, 2006 Donald John George FORREST of Clinton in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Sharon (CLARK) FORREST. Loving father of Richard and Darlene FORREST of Lucan and Teresa O'NEILL and VAN WHITE/WHYTE of Brussels. Sadly missed by his four grandchildren Tiffany, Vanessa, Richard "Richie" and Brittany and by one great-granddaughter Mikayla. Dear brother of Marion and Gordon McNUTT of R.R.#1, Zurich and Margaret and Del BURKHARD/BURKHARDT/BURKHART of Lucknow. Also survived by four nieces. Also remembered by a special friend Scott ARMSTRONG. Predeceased by his son Dennis FORREST, daughter Donna FORREST, one sister Grace RILEY and by his parents, Ward and Lillian (DALRYMPLE) FORREST. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home Ltd.-Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 20, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one choice would be gratefully appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BURKHOLDER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-19 published
GOLEM, Harvey Leonard
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Monday, December 18, 2006. Harvey GOLEM of Owen Sound in his 92nd year. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Mary (née DONOVAN) in July of 2006. Dear Dad of Doctor James GOLEM and his wife Patricia of Hanover and Mary Carol and her husband Bob PARSONS of Sauble Beach. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Bill GOLEM of Hanover, Rick GOLEM of Elmwood, Rob PARSONS and his wife Joeline of Ingersoll, Lisa PARSONS and Wajid HODA of Bunbury, Australia and his three month old great-grand_son Willy PARSONS. Also survived by his sister Madeline PEGELO, his brother Wilfred GOLEM and his wife Marion and his sister-in-law Marguerite GOLEM all of Chesley. Predeceased by three brothers Norman, Clarence and Elmer. Harvey and Mary operated the general store at Dobbinton Corner from 1945-1968. When he moved to Owen Sound he worked for McArthur and Reilly for 12 years. After he retired he continued to help his dear friend Effie (BURKHOLDER) HEMSTOCK in her drapery business. Harvey loved to play and repair violins. He was the oldest current member of the Merry Music Makers. He was blessed to have many neighbours, Friends and family watching over him. He will be missed. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 from 12 noon until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Terri-Ann MATTIASSON officiating. Interment, Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Big Brothers or Big Sisters, The Salvation Army or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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BURKHOLDER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-02-17 published
REDPATH, John Edmund " Jack"
Passed away in Collingwood on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. Jack REDPATH, beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Patti and her husband Dave PLATER, Lynn and her husband Brian CURRIE, and Kent and his wife Karen REDPATH. Proud Grandpa of Hillary and Nathan PLATER, Hannah and Claire CURRIE and Jacob and Justin REDPATH. Dear brother of Joy and Orm BURKHOLDER, Tom and Eunice REDPATH, June and Ron HARTLEY, Marion and Ken WINTERS and Alf and Alice REDPATH. The family invites you to join them on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the Singhampton Community Centre between 1: 00 and 3: 00 p.m. to share memories. If you so wish, donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital or the Charity of your choice in Jack's memory would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to the staff and physicians at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital for their excellent care. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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BURKHOLDER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-29 published
PATTON, Robert " Smokey"
Thank you is a very small word but is filled with love when we express it for all that was done for Robert "Smokey" PATTON during his illness and the celebration of his life on March 19th at New Lowell United Church. To all who brought food, sent flowers, cards, phone calls or just a gentle hug we were truly grateful. The donations in Bob's memory will be a lasting reflection on his kind, gentle life. To Rev. Tony RENNETT, Rev. Laura TURNBULL, Leslie BURKHOLDER, Cathy DUNLOP and the people that spoke so kindly of Bob during the beautiful and lasting memorial service we say thank you. A special hug for Claudia DICAMILLO, Bob's only granddaughter for the fitting poem she recited at the service. A thank you to the New Lowell Legion for the reception that followed the service. Finally to Paula and Shawn DAVIDSON for their care and understanding as they walked with us through this time of sorrow and grief. The family of Robert "Smokey" PATTON appreciated all the love and care that was bestowed upon them during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Sandra PATTON and family.
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BURKHOLDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-12 published
BELLAMY, Evelyn Blanche
Born in Dunsford, Evelyn lived to 101 years in Lindsay. A dedicated mother, grandmother, businesswoman and active personality in affairs of the community, she was known as a 'go to' person. Sister of Ernest BURGESS, mother-in-law of Ralph BURKHOLDER, mother of George (Ann) and Bob (Shirley), she was predeceased by sister Anna REID, husband Cliff, son Jack (Gloria,) daughter Janice and eldest granddaughter Carol. Grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, Evelyn was dearly loved by everyone who knew her. She will be cherished for her exemplary life of caring, sharing and loving, and an incredible positive spirit. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Wednesday, June 14th from 1: 00 until the time of Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. If desired, memorial donations to Saint Paul's Anglican Church would be an appropriate remembrance.

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BURKHOLDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
BURKHOLDER, Lois Mary
Peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, Lois Mary BURKHOLDER went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 17, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Howard, devoted and loving mother to Christopher, Trish, Richard, Ryan, and Rhonda. Cherished grandmother to Joshua, Lukas, Samuel, Abigail, and Reid. She will be sadly missed by her mother Mary KENNEDY and her siblings, Elva and Don BARKEY, Donna and Mike BOADWAY, Dave and Becky KENNEDY, Cliff and Pam KENNEDY, Faith KENNEDY, Ester and Ken REESOR, Irene and Glenn STEINER, and Sylvia and Stan GALLIAN. She will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews and Friends. Lois was a truly beautiful person, although she has been taken from our life, she will live on in the hearts of the people she loved. Friends will be received at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Lois's Life will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive (east of McCowan). Donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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BURKHOLDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
LEWIS, Florence Catherine (née MANNING)
Florence LEWIS of Port Elgin and formerly of Maple, Ontario, passed away at Grey Bruce Regional Hospital, Southampton on Saturday, January 28, 2006, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Norman LEWIS of Maple. Daughter of the late Edward and Alice MANNING. Predeceased by her sister Alice (BURKHOLDER) and her brother Edward MANNING. Survived by serveral nieces and nephews. Florence is resting at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 at 2 p.m. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 310, 340 High Street, Southampton, Ontario N0H 2L0 or to a charity of your choice.

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BURKHOLDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
RAYMER, Donald F.
Suddenly in Brownsville, Texas on Sunday, April 9th, 2006, Donald F. RAYMER of Tavistock in his 82nd year. Beloved husband for 58 years of Viola RAYMER (née MIDDLETON.) Loved father of Bruce (Eleanor) of Innerkip, Barry (Elizabeth), Brian (Linda) all of Bright, and Brad (Marty) of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of four. Dear brother of Elva BRENNAN of Ajax. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Myrle and his sister Ruby BURKHOLDER. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Sunday, April 16th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Betty Jean PAGE officiating. Interment in Ratho Cemetery. Contributions to the Hebron United Church or Red Cross Society (Finkle St.) would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-17 published
MURPHY, Richard Earl Daniel
Peacefully after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, March 15th, 2006 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Rose MURPHY. Loving father of Deborah PIPE (Rick HEWITT,) Stephen George (Kelly FIFER,) Laura BURK/BURKE, and Margaret GEORGE (the late Mike HAWKINS.) Devoted grandfather of David, Christopher and Sarah PIPE, Steven and Laura FIFER, Kaleigh, McKenna and the late baby Kendra BURK/BURKE and Bradley, Dalton and Madyson GEORGE. He is pre-deceased by his parents Hugh H. and Nellie Mae Funkhouser WAKEMAN and his brother Stanley. Survived by his sister-in-law Wanda WAKEMAN. He will also be sadly missed by his lifelong friend Robert SPIKER Sr. and many other nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends will be received at the Becket-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave., on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Brantford Food Bank. A tree will be planted in memory of Richard in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest www.beckettglaves.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-17 published
LAVER, Gordon Emmerson
Peacefully at home on Monday October 16, 2006. Gord LAVER of Tara in his 69th year. Survived by his wife and best friend of 48 years, the former Diane DERESKE, by sons Emmerson and his wife Sena of Brampton, Gord and his wife Sandra of Tara, Jeff and his wife Bobbi-Jo also of Tara and Darryl and his wife Shelley of Sarnia. Also survived by grandchildren, Dan, Derek, Brian, Ryan, Steve, Mark, Andy, Jakub, Nadia, Lindsey, Chris, Autumn, Ryan, Jeffrey and Blake, by his mother Isobel ELLIS of Fergus, by brothers Ted of Acton and Keith of Duncan, British Columbia, and by sisters Mae BURK/BURKE of New Brunswick and June ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Acton. Predeceased by his son Rick, grand_son Timmy, father Emmerson, step-father Cecil ELLIS and sisters Beryl and Linda LAVER. Friends may call at the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley would be appreciated as your expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-27 published
JOHNSTON, Lloyd Stanley
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Monday December 25, 2006 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband for 52 years of Jane JOHNSTON (née BURK/BURKE) of Southampton. Dear father of Darcey and Trish of Edmonton, Alberta, David and Kim, Douglas and Vicki, Dwayne and Karen, all of Southampton and Derek and Colleen of Victoria, British Columbia. Also survived by his nieces and nephews and by his Friends of the community. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son. Predeceased by his parents, Stan and Lil JOHNSTON, by his sister, Jean DOMM and by his brother, Wilfred. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Thursday, December 28, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Friday at 11 a.m. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow at the Southampton Legion Branch #155. Cremation. Spring Interment of Ashes at Southampton Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Southampton Legion Branch #155 will conduct a Legion Memorial Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday evening at 7: 30 p.m. followed by a St Lawrence Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #131 Masonic Memorial Service at 7: 45 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
GIBSON, Eleanore Viola (CARSON)
Of Listowel, formerly of Wroxeter, passed away Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 at Listowel Memorial Hospital. Born in Gorrie on February 8th, 1924, Eleanore was in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Art GIBSON. Dear mother of Arthur GIBSON and his wife Cyndy of London, Ronald GIBSON and his fiancée Darlene HOUSTON of Belmore, Marcia GIBSON of London and Louise PAYNE of Gorrie. Loving grandmother of Andy, Rikki, Jessi, Jake, Devin, Corbin, Dillon, Jennifer, Cheryl, Janine, Yvonne, David and Monika and great-grandmother to Alexandra, Olivia, and Julia. Also loved by her sisters-in-law Reta CARSON of Kitchener, Margaret CARSON of Brockville, Agnes BURK/BURKE of Wingham and Laura GIBSON of Listowel. Predeceased by her brothers Richard and Norman. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Gorrie Visitation Centre of the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 2050 Victoria Street, Gorrie. The funeral will be conducted from Wroxeter United Church, 1090 Centre Street, Wroxeter, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff HAWKINS officiating. Burial in Wroxeter Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Wroxeter United Church, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Bill
At the age of 56 years, suddenly on Monday, May 29, 2006, in Springville, New York. Devoted husband of Yvonne WHITE/WHYTE for 36 years. Loving father of David (Janet) WHITE/WHYTE and Michael (Anne) WHITE/WHYTE. Cherished Papa to Mitchel, Renee, Mikaela and MacKenzie. Dear brother of Blaise, Francis, Alicia Hillman, Kevin, Gary, and Joanne BURK/BURKE. The family will receive Friends at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) for visitation on Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Make A Wish Foundation. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-30 published
LOFTUS, Sister Anita (née Helen Catherine LOFTUS)
At Ignatia Hall, Mount Saint_Joseph, on Thursday, June 29, 2006, Sister Anita LOFTUS (Helen Catherine LOFTUS) of the Community of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph of the Diocese of London in her 92nd year and her 68th year of religious life. Lovingly remembered by her sister Monica BOLL of Simcoe, Ontario, and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Michael LOFTUS and Mary A. BURK/BURKE, her sister Mary Margaret (Sister Clarence, C.S.J.) and her brother John M. LOFTUS. Sister Anita entered the Sisters of Saint_Joseph in 1938. She ministered for many years as an elementary school educator, teaching at Saint Mary's School in Tillsonburg, Ontario and at Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Lourdes Schools in Windsor, Ontario. After her retirement she ministered within her Community by acting as Assistant Librarian and offering hospitality to our Chaplains and visitors at Mount Saint_Joseph. Sister Anita will be fondly remembered by her religious Sisters for her gentleness of manner both shown in speech and in action. Her life lived with a generosity of spirit provides an example for us all. The Community is grateful to the nursing staff for their loving care of Sister Anita. May she rest now in God's loving embrace. Resting at Mount Saint_Joseph Motherhouse, 1486 Richmond Street North, on Sunday, July 2, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. A wake Service will be held at Mount Saint_Joseph Motherhouse on Sunday at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Chapel, Mount Saint_Joseph Motherhouse, 1486 Richmond Street North, on Monday, July 3, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. O'Neil Funeral Home.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-05 published
BUTLER, Murray Charles
At University Hospital, London after a brief illness, on Saturday July 1, 2006, Murray Charles BUTLER of Woodstock in his 65th year. Beloved son of the late Howard and Elsie BUTLER. Dear brother of Carroll BURK/BURKE of Whitby. Uncle to Matthew BURK/BURKE of Whitby. Predeceased by brother-in-law Terry BURK/BURKE and niece Leslie BURK/BURKE. A service to celebrate Murray's life will be held at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Friday July 7th at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Woodstock General Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
FANSET, F. Virginia (née COXE)
Of Saint Thomas and formerly of Trenton on Saturday, September 9th, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 82nd year. Dearly loved wife of Joseph Armand (Terry) and loved mother of Darlene and her husband Robert BOUCHER of Kingston, Connie FANSET of Saint Thomas, Deane and her husband Don LORAAS of Ottawa, Shane and her husband Derek PRESSE of Milton, Joe and his wife Liz FANSET of Forest, Teresa and her husband Brian WILSON of Kingston, David FANSET and his partner Cindy of Ottawa and Dale and his wife Kat of Leamington. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son. Predeceased by a brother Robert COXE and by 3 sisters Elaine BURNS, Kathleen BAIRSTOW and Deane CLARK. Virginia was born in Brandon, Manitoba on July 18, 1925, the daughter of the late Doctor Samuel John and Clara Louise (BURK/BURKE) COXE. She worked for Revenue Canada and was a member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-12 published
McQUAID, Wilfred
At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Monday, September 11, 2006, Wilfred McQUAID, formerly of Seaforth, in his 85th year. Dear husband of Rose Marie (Dolly WOODS) McQUAID of Seaforth. Loved father of Mary Catherine McQUAID of Toronto, Joe and Veronica McQUAID of Clinton, Norman and Marion McQUAID of Belmont, Ben McQUAID of Kippen, Al McQUAID of Clinton, Paul and Sue McQUAID of Australia, Anne Marie and Gord SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of Kitchener, Madonna and Geoff LEE of Thunder Bay and Carol Ann and Kaytek PRZYBYLSKI of Toronto. Loving grandfather of eight. Dear brother of Brother Joseph (Clarence,) Scarboro Missions and Irene ALLAN of Goderich. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son-in-law John Douglas (2001,) his parents Joe and Mary (GAWLEY) McQUAID and brothers and sisters Fr. Tom McQUAID, Norman McQUAID, Joe McQUAID, John McQUAID, Margaret LANE, Rose BURK/BURKE and Mary LAUZON. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Saint_James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth on Thursday, September 14 at 11: 00 a.m. Fr. Chris GILLESPIE will officiate. Interment St. Columban Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Columban Cemetery or to a charity of one's choice appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-28 published
ROSE, Shirley Marlene
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the London Health Sciences Centre (University Campus), surrounded by her loving family, in her 60th year. Dearly loved wife of William "Bill" ROSE and loved mother of Becky and her husband Dave PENHALE of Saint Thomas and Tim ROSE of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Wayne and his wife Margo BURK/BURKE and Marilyn and her husband Ron ABBOTT, all of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Shirley was born in Saint Thomas on February 19, 1947, the daughter of Bernice (PORTER) BURK/BURKE of Port Stanley and the late William BURK/BURKE. She worked at S. and M. Pizza and Victor Gasket. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
TAPPER, Joseph " Tap"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Sunday, October 8, 2006, Joseph 'Tap' TAPPER, loving husband of Mary 'Sam' TAPPER, in his 70th year. Dear stepfather of Wesley McDONALD, Lesley McDONALD, Christina JANSSENS and Tami McDONALD. Dear grandfather of Taylor, Johnathan and Lucas. Predeceased by his parents Lily and Charles TAPPER Sr. Dear brother of Lorraine TAPPER (his twin) and Gord, Dorothy MITZ and Ralph (deceased,) Marie BURK/BURKE and Rex (deceased,) Eileen FRASER and Welton, Shirley GREENE (deceased) and Jack (deceased,) Charles TAPPER Jr., Gloria Jean (deceased) and Robert TAPPER and Marilyn. Predeceased by his 1 nephew and survived by his 7 nieces and nephews, several grand-nieces and nephews and 1 great-grand-niece. There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place with a private interment to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at a later date. Donations to the Hand and Upper Limb Research Department, c/o Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation of London, Ontario would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home).

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
BURK/BURKE- GAFFNEY, Isobel (née DIX)
Died suddenly, of hear failure, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Beloved wife and best friend of John. Daughter of the Reverend David Strathy DIX and Dorothy Isabel AULD, both deceased, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sister to Margaret TOWILL and her husband William of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Donald and sister Jean. Born July 1, 1929, in Saskatoon, Isobel graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and took her first job as a librarian at the Saskatoon Public Library. She worked as a reporter at the Western Producer before enjoying a career in advertising in Calgary. Worked at London Life, London, Ontario, in the communications department for many years. Retired to Nanaimo in 1988, where she was active in the community and traveled widely with her husband. She is survived by nephews William and Gordon TOWILL of Thunder Bay, nieces Verlie ROGAN of Burlington, Ontario, Sandra Jean Dix BOSWORTH of Toronto, and their mother Marnie DIX, and nephews David and Douglas McCART and niece Barbara Jean HARDELL of the U.S.; as well as John's sons Michael of Dundas, Ontario, Brian of Nagasaki, Japan, and Tim of Hamilton, Ontario, and John's sister Mary of Montreal, sisters-in-law Helen of Victoria, British Columbia, and Lois of Calgary, Alberta., and nieces Maureen and Theresa of Duncan. British Columbia Cremation has taken place and a family memorial will take place at a later date. (First Memorial Funeral Services, Nanaimo, British Columbia, (250) 754-8333)

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-24 published
WATMORE, Clara
Peacefully, at the University Hospital on November 22, with her family by her side. Devoted wife of George for over 62 years. Beloved mother of Janice (Rick) AUBREY, Lynne (Jon) MacCURDY, George (Jeannine), Tom (Brenda), Bill (Christine), Maureen (Tony) LANIGAN, Richard (Carrie), Robert (Cathy). Sadly missed by her 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, the youngest Aurora, born the day that Clara passed, and by her nieces and nephews. Survived by her brother-in-law Alan WATMORE and sister-in-law Rosalee ANDERSON. Predeceased by her brothers William ANDERSON and George BURK/BURKE. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London on Saturday November 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to the service time. Reception to follow. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
BURK/BURKE, Dorothy Mary Anne
Following a courageous battle with cancer, peacefully passed away in London, Ontario on Friday, November 24, 2006 in her 88th year. Loving sister of Vincent BURK/BURKE and his wife Eleanor of London, Ontario. Beloved sister-in-law of Irene BURK/BURKE of Newmarket, Ontario. Predeceased by her loving mother Anna and father Timothy, as well as by her cherished brothers Jerry (Helen) and Jack. Dorothy will also be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the nursing staff at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital and also to the entire staff of the London Regional Cancer Centre for their kind and thoughtful care. Special thanks to Doctor Dana WINTERBURN. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Sunday from 2-5 o'clock where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 12 noon. Cremation to follow. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
BREAU, Sandra Jessie (née CAMERON)
Suddenly, on Friday, December 15, 2006 at her home, Sandra Jessie BREAU in her 55th year. Beloved mother of Emily BREAU and her fiance Tony CAPONE. Wonderful sister to John (Linda) CAMERON and Penny (Jim CAPEL) CAMERON. Loving aunt to Suzanne (Lee) BECKSTEAD, Steve (Sarah MALONEY) CAMERON and Jesse CAMERON. Dear great-aunt to Kayla and Parker. Dear step-mother to Melissa BURK/BURKE and Warren WHEELER. Predeceased by her parents Hilda and Ron CAMERON. Sandra will be greatly missed by all her family and many Friends. She was a devoted nurse to many geriatric patients all over Canada. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. (east of Highbury) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be conducted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. (visitation on hour prior). Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Breast Cancer Foundation in Sandra's memory. On-line condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneral.ca

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Margaret " Peggy"
Peacefully at her residence on Saturday, December 16, 2006, Margaret (Peggy) WHITE/WHYTE of Lambeth in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald WHITE/WHYTE (1992.) Loving mother of Nancy and her husband Len BATES of Lambeth, Allan and his wife Kathleen WHITE/WHYTE of Windsor and Tom WHITE/WHYTE of Lambeth. Proud grandmother of Sam and Emma. Dear sister of Robert and his wife Carol BURK/BURKE and Deb LANGFORD, all of Vancouver, British Columbia. Many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by her brother Samuel BURK/BURKE. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth 652-2020) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jim EVANS officiating. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
SPITERI, Vince
On Wednesday, December 27, 2006, Vince SPITERI in his 46th year. Dear husband of the late Terrie SPITERI. Father of Michelle SPITERI. Loved son of Beatrice TOMPKINS and her husband Chuck and the late Angelo SPITERI. Dear brother of Nicole SPITERI and her husband Blaine BURK/BURKE. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Saturday morning from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 o'clock. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-04-01 published
AUSTIN, Clare P. (née BURK/BURKE)
(Long-time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church)
Peacefully, at Peterborough Extendicare on Thursday, March 30, 2006, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman AUSTIN (March 11, 1976.) Dear mother of Angus AUSTIN of Peterborough and Norma BARNUM (husband Terry) of Haliburton and the late Julia CORRIGAN (November 22, 1970.) Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Stephen BURK/BURKE, Raymond BURK/BURKE and Stella ROGERS. A funeral service will be held at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 3 p.m. with visiting one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
BURK/BURKE, Nancy
Died on February 12, 2006 in Warsaw, Poland after a brief illness. She was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. and came to Toronto in 1966. She taught at Seneca College for a number of years before accepting a post in the English Department at Warsaw University in 1992. There she taught Canadian and American Literatures and established the Centre for Canadian Studies. She was the author of two books of poetry and travelled extensively in Eastern Europe lecturing on Canadian Literature and reading her poetry. She has authored a memoir "Displaced Person" to be published in London, England. She is survived by a daughter Cecelia LAWLESS of Ithaca, New York and a son Geoffrey BURK/BURKE of Moscow, Russia.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-24 published
GIBSON, Eleanore Viola (CARSON)
Of Listowel, formerly of Wroxeter, Ontario passed away Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 at Listowel Memorial Hospital. Born in Gorrie, Ontario on February 8th, 1924, Eleanore was in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Art GIBSON. Dear mother of Arthur GIBSON and his wife Cyndy of London, Ronald GIBSON and his fiancée Darlene HOUSTON of Belmore, Marcia GIBSON of London and Louise PAYNE of Gorrie. Loving grandmother of Andy, Rikki, Jessi, Jake, Devin, Corbin, Dillon, Jennifer, Cheryl, Janine, Yvonne, David and Monika and great-grandmother to Alexandra, Olivia, and Julia. Also loved by her sisters-in-law Reta CARSON of Kitchener, Margaret CARSON of Brockville, Agnes BURK/BURKE of Wingham and Laura GIBSON of Listowel. Predeceased by brothers Richard and Norman. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Gorrie Visitation Centre of the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 2050 Victoria Street, Gorrie, Ontario. The funeral will be conducted from Wroxeter United Church, 1090 Centre Street, Wroxeter, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff HAWKINS officiating. Burial in Wroxeter Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Wroxeter United Church, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-24 published
SCHUETT, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (née BURK/BURKE) (1921-2006)
Of Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Peggy was born March 5, 1921 at Kingston, Ontario to Albert and Margaret (SULLIVAN) BURK/BURKE. One of five children, she grew up in a proud Irish Catholic family. During the war, Peggy worked in Ottawa and then returned to Kingston where she met her husband George. They married June 21, 1943 and crossed Canada many times, living in 17 cities and 5 provinces. An independent and resourceful woman, Peggy moved with their three children in advance of her husband to set up the new family home. She loved entertaining the many Friends and family with whom she and George shared their lives, but she treasured her quiet time also, creating beautiful needlework and tending her adored garden. When George retired, he and Peggy began travelling the country returning to places they loved and exploring the many parts of Canada, making new memories and new Friends along the way. After George passed away suddenly in 1978, Peggy went to work for ten years until she retired. Her greatest legacy was the inspiration she provided her family: an open-minded spirit, tireless perseverance, and enthusiasm and joy for life. Her greatest influence is most evident in the imaginations and independence of her three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Peggy was caring, humble, romantic, and accepting of everyone. There was never a person who met her who did not love her fun loving and generous spirit. Peggy smiled all the days of her life including her last in spite of the burden of Alzheimer's disease. She was a source of joy for everyone she knew. Family and Friends alike will remember her as 'Grandma Peggy' with a ready smile and a 'twinkle in her eye'. Full of fun and always enjoying a good laugh, Peggy brought life to every gathering. Peggy was so proud of her family and is survived by her two daughters, Margie SCHUETT of Toronto and Kate MUNOZ (John PRESTON) of Calgary by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Cheryl SCHUETT of Calgary by her six grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Dick McDOUGALL, Karen (Chris GRAHAM,) John (Lindsey HODGSON) of Toronto, Rebecca (Ryan KALMACOFF,) Robbie and Megan; and by her four great-grandchildren, Robyn, Blake, Abby and Burke McDOUGALL. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Mary BURK/BURKE of Drumheller, their children, Julie, Dan and Mark (Natalie) and their families her niece Jackie; her nephew Hugh. Peggy was predeceased by her husband George SCHUETT in 1978; her two sisters, Evelyn (Jack) and Rita (Ben); and her brother Power (Connie). Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis and Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575) on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2J 3B3) on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with the Rev. William Stephenson, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Calgary, Alberta. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, #201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff at the Mackenzie Towne Care Centre for all their genuine care which made Peggy's past three years so happy and comfortable. A special thanks goes to Gail Taylor for her compassion, support and Friendship. In living memory of Peggy SCHUETT, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-21 published
SAX, Mary Monya
On Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Elmwood Care Centre in California. Mary Monya SAX beloved wife of the late Morris. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jerry and Farol, Robert and Barbara, and Gloria and Jerome BURK/BURKE. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Morris and Goldie DORFMAN, and the late Hinda, Nuna, Rosa, Sonya, and Eta. Devoted grandmother of Stephen, Paula and Andre, Chuck and Janet, Michael and Sharon, Joanne and Mark, Kelly and Ken, Ian and Joanna, Keith and Lauren, Alexandra and Dan, Eric, Scott, Eli, Katherine and Brent, and the late Jamie. Devoted great-grandmother of Crystal, Rachael, Jacob, Cameron, Lillian, Landry, Jordan, Jacob, Adam, Michelle, Nichol, Hallie, and Jack. She was a resident of Timmins and Toronto, Ontario, and Phoenix, Arizona. For service information please call Benjamin's at 416-663-9060. Shiva 7 Berkindale Drive. If desired, memorial donations may be made to yiddishbookcenter.org

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-23 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, C. Ross
(Retiree of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
Suddenly, at the Toronto General Hospital, on Thursday, June 22, 2006, in his 74th year. Ross TAILOR/TAYLOR, loving husband of over 50 years of Isobel. Loving father of Dale and his wife Sandy of Cobourg, Diane BURK/BURKE and her husband Rick of Pickering, and Debbie of Scarborough. Proud grandfather of Ashley, Brendon, Amanda and Adam. Ross and his love for life will be missed by his many Friends and family. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service at Saint Paul's United Church (65 Kings Crescent, Ajax) on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment - Orono Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saint Paul's United Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.

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

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-14 published
BURK/BURKE- GAFFNEY, Isobel (née DIX)
Died suddenly, of heart failure, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Beloved wife and best friend of John. Daughter of the Reverend David Strathy DIX and Dorothy Isabel AULD, both deceased, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sister to Margaret TOWILL and her husband William of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Donald and sister Jean. Born July 1, 1929, in Saskatoon, Isobel graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and took her first job as a librarian as the Saskatoon Public Library. She worked as a reporter at the Western Producer before enjoying a career in advertising in Calgary. Worked at London Life, London, Ontario, in the communications department for many years. Retired to Nanaimo in 1988, where was active in the community and travelled widely with her husband. She is survived by nephews William and Gordon TOWILL of Thunder Bay, nieces Verlie ROGAN of Burlington, Ontario, Sandra Jean Dix BOSWORTH of Toronto, and their mother Marnie DIX, and nephews David and Douglas McCART and niece Barbara Jea HARDELL of the U.S.; as well as John's sons Michael of Dundas, Ontario, Brian of Nagasaki, Japan, and Tim of Hamilton, Ontario, and John's sister Mary of Montreal, sisters-in-law Helen of Victoria, British Columbia, and Lois of Calgary Alberta., and nieces Maureen and Theresa of Duncan, British Columbia. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial will take place at a later date.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
BURK/BURKE, James (né KAPHALAKOS) (September 16, 1917-October 15, Writer - Editor - Novelist Longest-living Canadian Paraplegic
James BURK/BURKE would be the last to want his disability given any billing. Yet in the view of his considerable achievements it enhances his successful challenge of life. It is a mark of distinction. He was born in Toronto the son of Peter KAPHALAKOS (Peloponnesus, Greece) and Florence COCHRANE, Toronto. If heritage counts, he exhibited the strength and stoicism of a Spartan combined with the humour of the Irish. All his youth he excelled in academic standing, he was a voracious reader, lover of classic music, and a regular at the 'Y' (1939 Bronze Medal in the Jr. Ontario Championships). Later he took flying instructions out of the Toronto Island Airport. He was about to get his private license, when he was a passenger in an auto accident in 1940, before seat belts were in use. Rehabilitation or social programs for civilian paraplegics were nonexistent. He spent 7 years in hospitals permanently confined to a wheelchair. In an interview much later he said simply: 'I have a rather undistinguished past.' On release he pursued a career in freelance writing, book reviewing and editing for Canadian magazines, newspapers and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He wrote everything from short stories to commercial copy. He edited the journal of the Canadian Paraplegic Association for some 8 years. In 1951 he married actress Laddie DENNIS. They honeymooned in Mexico. Throughout their marriage they took numerous car journeys sharing the driving in the U.S. and Canada. They moved to Scarborough in 1955 and rescued an unfinished renovation of a building on the historic site of the Falcon Inn. Doing the contracting himself, BURK/BURKE did such a good job it was written up by most of the Toronto papers. The 11-room house sits in a woods with a spring fed stream and terraced lawns. It has remained their home to this day. He published his first novel "Flee Seven Ways" in Great Britain (by Hutchinson with distribution in Canada), in the U.S. (Pantheon) and in a German translation (Rauch). It received high praise from top publications: The Times Literary Supplement, The Irish Times, Punch magazine, New Yorker magazine, Sunday New York Herald Tribune, etc. Robert Moses, President of The New York World's Fair 1964-65 wrote of his admiration, and long time friend Marshall McLuhan predicted 'It is a picaresque scenario that will be snapped up by an alert movie enterprise.' And so it was that the Burkes flew to London in 1963 where he wrote the movie script. Given the vagaries of filmdom it did not come to fruition. However, an unexpected contract with the British Broadcasting Corporation resulted in his writing a radio script of the classic "Diary Of A Madman" by Gogol. It was given repeated airings with film actor Kenneth Williams. In 1969 his second novel was published in Britain "The Firefly Hunt" (Collins). Again it was embraced by reviewers, especially in the British press, including a long one in The Times Literary Supplement. 'A sparkling Romancandle of a fantasy' - Argosy United Kingdom called it. He started a third novel but serious health problems diminished the long term energy needed for the project. In his last days he was cheered to hear that his novels are still selling on the Internet. He died in a Toronto hospital with his wife of 55-years holding his hand, following a ferocious 5-week battle. According to his wishes he was buried in The Scarborough Historical Society's Bethel Pioneer Cemetery in a private family ceremony on October 24. There will be a tree planting in the Spring to honour his remarkable life. He is survived by brothers Paul and Peter, a nephew Christopher, a niece Paula BASTONE and sisters-in-law Mary KAYE of Montreal and Mae KAPHALAKOS of Toronto. He was predeceased by his brothers Jack (3-weeks before at 93 years) of Montreal and George KAPHALAKOS (1988) of Toronto. 'Now Jim, you can really fly. May angels ride on your wings.' - Bill McVean

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-14 published
KING, Delma
Peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, November 13, 2006. Delma beloved wife of the late R.J. (Bud) KING. Loving mother of Cheryl and her husband Ron WARD. Cherished grandmother of Trent and his wife Danielle, Carly and Tara. Great-grandmother of Ian and Carter WARD. Del will be greatly missed by her sisters Helen GRINNELL and Colleen BURK/BURKE and her brother Kenny BURK also nephew Doug, his wife Jan and their son Tom. Predeceased by brother Roy BURK/BURKE. A special thank you to Doctor Gerald ROCKMAN, Doctor Paul CAULFORD and Catherine NEWMAN, R.N. Friends will be received at St. Aiden's Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch (at Queen Street E.) on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 12 noon until service time at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The family invite Friends to sign Del's Book of Condolence at www.sherrinfuneral.ca Arrangements in the care of Sherrin Funeral Home (416-698-2861).

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-30 published
James BURK/BURKE, Writer And Editor: (1917-2006)
Paralyzed by an auto accident in 1942, he survived to become one of Canada's longest-surviving paraplegics
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- James BURK/BURKE was 22 and only weeks from getting a pilot's licence when an accident left him paralyzed. The year was 1940 and Toronto's health system was ill equipped to deal with civilian paraplegics. Hospital authorities basically told him to "pray and die," he said later.
He spent long years in institutions before the availability of the personal collapsible wheelchair -- combined with his own willpower -- helped him start a new life on the outside. He worked as a freelance writer and editor, married radio and stage personality Laddie DENNIS, and authored two comic novels in the 1960s. He was to spend more than six decades in a wheelchair and was one of Canada's longest-surviving paraplegics.
"He never allowed himself to be shackled by remorse," says William GEISLER, one of the doctors who helped with his rehabilitation. "He didn't ruminate on what had been. He knew those emotions would sap him of the energy he required." Friends say he avoided talking about his handicap, had a strong sense of humour and was always willing to help others.
For a number of years, Mr. BURK/BURKE edited the Caliper, the journal of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. He also wrote Return to Action, a history of treatment programs for spinal-cord patients. But he never mentioned disabilities in his other writings, which included a physical fitness course, short stories, book reviews for The Globe and Mail and two novels.
Flee Seven Ways (1964) is the rollicking tale of a corrupt businessman. It was published in Britain, the U.S. and Germany to favourable reviews. "A very funny first novel," wrote The New York Times. The paper's Literary Supplement noted: "His novel is a complex construction, bravely undertaken and creditably carried out."
In The Firefly Hunt (1969), mischief and mayhem bedevil the hero after he inherits a castle from an eccentric uncle. Argosy magazine called it "a sparkling Roman-candle of a fantasy." Mr. BURK/BURKE drafted a third novel, but health problems halted completion.
Christened James KAPHALAKOS, he changed his last name to BURK/BURKE as a young man. He was the second of five sons of Panogiotis (Peter) KAPHALAKOS, a Greek immigrant who operated a Toronto coffee business, and his wife, Florence (née COCHRANE.) Young James excelled at school and in athletics but, because of his father's death in 1930, he abandoned his studies. To support his family, he graduated from high school and then went looking for whatever work he could find.
An avid weightlifter with a striking physique, he earned some income as a live model at the Ontario College of Art. But his main job in 1940 was on the bull gang at a paper mill. He was also taking flying lessons at the Toronto Island airport, but only when he had some extra money. That all changed when the car in which he was a passenger was involved in an accident. The impact broke his back and left him paralyzed from the mid-back down.
At the time, life expectancy for paraplegics was considered low. As a result, Mr. BURK/BURKE was given little more than food, a bed to lie in and drugs to fight off infection. In all, he spent seven years at a succession of Toronto hospitals. Later, he said he only talked about those missing years "to counter the canard" that he had spent them in jail.
He gave details of his dreary hospital years in lengthy interviews conducted in the early 1990s by Mary TREMBLAY, an associate professor of health sciences at McMaster University. She used his experiences in a series of academic papers on the evolution of Canada's treatment of spinal-cord injuries.
At Saint Michael's Hospital, nuns asked Mr. BURK/BURKE to accept his fate and make peace with God. "I somehow didn't feel like taking on the chore of dying at that moment," he told Ms. TREMBLAY. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital was "very restrictive" with few activities, but at Runnymede Hospital he found the staff to be more sympathetic. Somehow, he obtained a typewriter and took up writing. One of his first successes as a freelancer was a correspondence course on fitness that he sold through magazine ads.
His life changed dramatically in 1946 when he was visited by Dr. Al JOUSSE and John COUNSELL, a paraplegic veteran who had been injured at Dieppe. Along with neurosurgeon Doctor Harry BOTTERELL, they had helped set up Lyndhurst Lodge in Toronto as a centre for spinal-injury rehabilitation programs for veterans of the Second World War. As a deserving civilian, Mr. BURK/BURKE was squeezed into the program. He began travelling to Lyndhurst for physiotherapy twice a week. More importantly, he was given one of the Everest and Jennings folding, self-propelled wheelchairs that had provided freedom and hope to paraplegic veterans.
In 1948, he moved to the Young Men's Christian Association in downtown Toronto where he pursued his writing career. He wrote short stories and book reviews, and also worked as a copy editor. It was at the Young Men's Christian Association coffee bar that he met Laddie DENNIS, then a stage actress and radio announcer. She later appeared regularly on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television and became a travel writer. One friend called their romance "the love story of the century." Ms. DENNIS says she "made the first move" and was also the one who proposed. They were married in 1951 and spent their honeymoon in Mexico.
In 1955, they purchased a former five-car garage that once belonged to the historic Falcon Inn in Scarborough. The partly finished structure was considered a white elephant, but the couple turned it into a comfortable home where they often entertained 40 guests at a time.
In 1963, Mr. BURK/BURKE was invited to England to turn his first novel into a screenplay. The project fell through, but along the way he picked up an assignment to write the script for a British Broadcasting Corporation Radio play based on Nikolai Gogol's Diary of a Madman. It starred comedian Kenneth Williams.
Despite his handicap, Mr. BURK/BURKE drove a car, raked lawns, got in and out of a rowboat and even chopped wood.
Mary TREMBLAY started one interview saying she wanted to talk about Mr. BURK/BURKE's ideas about disability. His reply summed up his attitude: "I'm against it."
James BURK/BURKE was born in Toronto on September 16, 1917. He died in Toronto on October 15, 2006, of complications of paraplegia. He was 89. He leaves his wife, Laddie DENNIS, and brothers Paul and Peter KAPHALAKOS.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
McCLEARY, Min
Fond farewell to our feisty family titan Min McCLEARY in Orillia, November 30th, aged 95. Mother to Judy (Lou) PROBSAINT_Gran to Lou (Kate KLEIN,) Steve (Jen O'GRADY,) Nick and Christine (Andrew BURK/BURKE- HALL) and Great Gran to Zach and Ben PROBST, Lou and Cole PROBST, Emily and Jessica BURK/BURKE- HALL. Body donated to U of T.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-15 published
BURK/BURKE, Barry E. (September 11, 1961-November 2, 2006)
Passed peacefully away after a short illness at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario on November 2, 2006. Left with loving memories are his parents Edward and Yvonne BURK/BURKE, Gander, Newfoundland sisters Rosemary Casey (Steven), Calgary, Alberta; Cathy (Allan BROWN), Edmonton, Alberta. Brothers Wayne (Rhonda) Ottawa, Ontario Jim (Kimberley PARSONS) Ottawa, Ontario; his nieces and nephews in Ottawa and Calgary, a large circle of other relatives and Friends in Newfoundland, other parts of Canada and U.S.A. His Friends at Hilton Hotel Bonaventure and Aeroport Hilton in Montreal, where he did work, and other Friends in Montreal. The BURK/BURKE family wish to thank sincerely Toronto Hilton management and staff for their kindness to us and their beautiful Memorial Service tribute, and flower arrangements. It was appreciated so much. Also to his Friends in Toronto, a sincere thank you. The BURK/BURKE family wish to thank sincerely the Medical team at Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai for their excellent and professional care. Barry was Revenue Manager at Toronto Hilton up to the time of his death. Visitations were held at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home in Toronto. Donations in Barry's Memory may be made to www.mtsinai.on.ca/donate or www.canadiancancersociety.ca To sign the online guest book please visit: www.staceysfuneralhome.ca Funeral service will be held at a later date.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
PATCHETT, Betty Helen - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others
In The Estate Of Betty Helen PATCHETT
All persons having claims against the Estate of Betty Helen PATCHETT, late of 1098 Welwyn Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 3J3, who died on August 22, 2004, are required to file proof of same with the Undersigned on or before February 28, 2007, after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the Undersigned shall then have notice and the Undersigned will not be liable to any person of whose claim he shall not then have notice.
Dated at Toronto, this 13th day of December, 2006.
James John BURK/BURKE,
Estate Trustee With a Will For the Estate of Betty Helen PATCHETT And as solicitor for the said Estate,
2405 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario
M8V 1C6
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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-28 published
PATCHETT, Betty Helen - Estate of
Notice To Creditors And Others In The Estate Of Betty Helen PATCHETT All persons having claims against the Estate of Betty Helen PATCHETT, late of 1098 Welwyn Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 3J3, who died on August 22, 2004, are required to file proof of same with the Undersigned on or before February 28, 2007, after which date the Estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the Undersigned shall then have notice and the Undersigned will not be liable to any person of whose claim he shall not then have notice.
Dated at Toronto, this 13th day of December, 2006.
James John BURK/BURKE, Estate Trustee With a Will For the Estate of Betty Helen PATCHETT And as solicitor for the said Estate,
2405 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario
M8V 1C6
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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
BURSEY, Lorraine Alberta (née BURK/BURKE)
Mrs. Lorraine BURSEY died Friday, December 30th, 2005 at North Bay General Hospital in her 78th year. Lorraine (BURK/BURKE) was the beloved wife of William "Bill" BURSEY of Restoule. She was the loving mother of William "Bill" BURSEY of Innisfil, Maureen COTTER (Kirk) of Restoule, Linda GROOMS (Murray) of Guelph, Robert BURSEY of Richmond Hill, and Edward "Ed" BURSEY (Laura) of Newmarket. Lorraine was the loving Nana of 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Mabel (PEARSON) and Robert BURK/BURKE, her sister Marjorie CUTHBERTSON and her brother Robert BURK/BURKE. The family will receive visitors at the Paul Funeral Home in Powassan on Wednesday, January 4th from 2: 00 to 3:00 p.m. and the funeral service will follow at 3: 00 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation has taken place and burial of ashes will be held in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto at a later date. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Cancer Society. For more information, to make a donation or to request a Memory Card, please call the Paul Funeral Home in Powassan (705-724-2024).

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
BURK/BURKE, Therese
(Retired from Toronto-Dominion Bank)
Peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at Trillium Hospital - Mississauga Site. Therese, in her 77th year, predeceased by her parents Mary O'NEILL and Andrew MURPHY. Dear sister of Rita BIRCH, and of the late Helen MIDDLEWEEK, Fr. Joe MURPHY, and Jerry MURPHY. Survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede), Thursday 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 27, at 10 a.m. from St. Benedict's Church, 2194 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
ELLIS, Everett " Ed"
(Retired employee Orenda Engines)
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Reta and the late Bertha. Loving father of Grace (Robert) SHAUGHNESSY of Shallow Lake, Nancy (Jim) BURK/BURKE of Caledon, Shirley (Rod) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Owen Sound, Gary (Dianne) of Malton and Carl (Jocelyn) of Etobicoke. Dear brother of Ranald (Elaine) of Brampton and the late Cecil and Lionel. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, the Purdy family, relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service in the Chapel Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment Meadowvale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be deeply appreciated. Condolences may be sent to everett.ellis@wardfh.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
BURK/BURKE, Ruth Latham

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
BROTT, Bess
At William Osler Health Centre (Brampton) on January 28, 2006, in her 83rd year. Dear wife of the late Bill. Dear mother of Sharon and her husband Bob CAMPBELL, Fred and his wife Louvain, and Wendy URBANO. Loving Nana of Julie HILL (Tony,) Rachelle OAKLEY (Terry), Kevan BROTT, Kristen RUSSELL (Matt), Justin URBANO, and Jeffrey URBANO. Adoring great-grandmother of Madeleine and Emilie HILL and Noelle OAKLEY. Much loved sister of Mary GOUGH, Nora BURK/BURKE and the late Tom CLARKE. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Friday February 3, 2006 from 1: 30 p.m. until time of memorial service in the chapel at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
BURK/BURKE, Victor
After a lengthy illness, Victor passed away at Toronto Western Hospital on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006. An employee of Evans Ford, he is survived by his sister Wendy. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd. 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (one block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga on Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
BURK/BURKE, Nancy
Died on February 12, 2006 in Warsaw, Poland after a brief illness. She was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. and came to Toronto in 1966. She taught at Seneca College for a number of years before accepting a post in the English Department at Warsaw University in 1992. There she taught Canadian and American Literatures and established the Centre for Canadian Studies. She was the author of two books of poetry and travelled extensivley in Eastern Europe lecturing on Canadian Literature and reading her poetry. She has authored a memoir "Displaced Person" to be published in London, England. She is survived by a daughter Cecelia LAWLESS of Ithaca, New York and a son Geoffrey BURK/BURKE of Moscow, Russia.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
GOUGH, Mary (née CLARKE)
Peacefully after an illness with Bob and Linda by her side, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, on Saturday, February 25th, 2006, in her 92nd year. Mary, beloved wife of the late Ken GOUGH. Loving mother of Jim and his wife Gail, Helen and her husband Stan CURRIE, Harold and his wife Sandra, Bob and his wife Lynda, Bill and his wife Ann, Linda and her husband Joe SIGNORELLO. She will be lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Nora BURK/BURKE and the late Tom CLARKE and Bess BROTT. Daughter of the late James and Beatrice CLARKE. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road), Markham, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital or Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated. "Finally Together Again"

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
CAMPBELL, David William
After a long battle with colon cancer, entered into rest surrounded by his family, on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at the Bowmanville Hospital. Beloved husband of Gwenna (née SLOAN) for 41 years. Loving and devoted father of Jon and his wife Alison, and Shauna and her husband Scott REKKER. Dave dearly loved his grandchildren Taylor and Zachary CAMPBELL and Hayley and Clare REKKER. Loving son of Margaret and the late Walter CAMPBELL. Dear brother of John and his wife Arlene CAMPBELL and Alex and his wife Ginny CAMPBELL, and the late Walter S. CAMPBELL and brother-in-law of Jane SLOAN and her husband Bryan SPENCER. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with visiting from 12 noon. Donations made in memory of Dave to Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada or Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, Palliative Care would be appreciated. Our thanks to the Orange Team of Care Partners for their care and support. Thanks to Dr. BURK/BURKE for always being available to us and Dr. BRANKSTON for his kindness and support. Thank you to Lorna, Kelly and Lori Anne of Continuing Care for their exceptional care and compassion to both Dave and his family.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-03 published
BURK/BURKE, James Morley
In his 87th year, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Headwaters Hospital, Shelburne. son of Alex and Evangeline BURK/BURKE. Beloved husband of the late May BURK/BURKE (October 1, 2004.) Father of Lynda MOORE (Greg,) of Orangeville, Jane ARNOLD (Neil) of Buffalo, New York, Dwight of Shelburne, Sandy (Cheryl) of Brampton. Grandfather of Rachel MITCHELL (Tony), Sheryl MOORE, Matthew, Nicholas and Christopher ARNOLD, Travis, Joshua, Jesse and Luke BURK/BURKE, Jacob and Nicole BURK/BURKE. Great-grandfather of Summer MITCHELL. Visitation will be from Sime's Funeral Home, Grand Valley, from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006 and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held from Sime's Funeral Home, on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
COLLINS, Marie (née MacKINNON)
Suddenly at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 6th, 2006, in her 65th year. Marie COLLINS of Coldwater, beloved wife of Jim COLLINS. Loving mother of Debbie (Paul) BURK/BURKE, Alan (Cindy) and Carol (Brian) SMITH. Cherished grandmother of David and Manda BURK/BURKE, Andrew, Richard and Jeffrey COLLINS, Carter and Daniel SMITH. Will be sadly missed by her brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, close Friends and their families. The late Mrs. Marie COLLINS will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday (today). Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
BERLIN, Cyril "Cy"
On Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Scarborough Centenary Hospital. Cyril BERLIN, beloved husband of Una. Loving father of Laurie BERLIN of Montreal and the late Nora Lee BERLIN. Dear step-father and father-in-law of Suzanne and Gilbert WARDEN. Devoted brother and brother-in-law of David BERLIN of Montreal, and the late Bernie and Isobel BERLIN. Lovingly remembered by Carol BURK/BURKE. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Elgin Mills Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 416-499-1417.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
BURK/BURKE, Edith
Peacefully, on Thursday, March 16, 2006, at the Garden Court Nursing Home, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Michael BURK/BURKE. Loving mother of David (the late Karen,) and the late Roy (Edna) and Ruth (Thomas). Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by Lorna and Margaret. Predeceased by her brother Joseph (Ruby) and her sister Rose (Ted). Edith will be remembered by nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home Ltd., 63 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at: www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
MURRAY, Lydia Evangeline
At Scarborough General Hospital on Monday, April 24th, 2006 following a brief illness, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Silas (1985.) Loving mother of Ramona (Mrs. L. BURK/BURKE.) Dear grandmother of Gordon, Deborah, Lacey, Shawn, Berkley and Joy. Also survived by her 10 great-grandchildren; also her many nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Gladys BURK/BURKE, Muriel POTTLE and the late Marjory HOWARD and James COLE. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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BURK/BURKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
BURK/BURKE, Jack
Jack BURK/BURKE died at home in peace, after fighting cancer for many years with dignity and courage. He was the much loved husband of Winifred; cherished father of Sandra, Jacqueline, Patrice (Jay HITCHON,) Glen and Pamela, inspirational grandfather and proud Poppa of Tanya (Kevin LAVIE), Jackson, Tara, Taylor, Jamie and John and joyful, great-grandfather of Lexa and Liam. Eldest brother of Frank (Blanche), Shirley, Vern (Marcella) and Larry (Margaret Rose). He was born October 10, 1924 in Erieau, Ontario and was the son of Vera and Glen BURK/BURKE. Jack was a distinguished veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force officer, Lancaster 428 Ghost Squadron. He bravely joined at the young age of sixteen and returned with his beloved partner for life, Winifred PROCTER. Jack was the original "good guy", his huge smile and generous spirit will live on in many hearts. During his life Jack was Director of Transport for Miracle Food Mart, Past President of the Windsor Transportation Club, Past Chairman of the Essex-Kent District Canadian Industrial Traffic League. He loved life and loved learning; as his body failed his mind remained strong, he watched the news and did his crosswords until his last days. His belief in heaven and God provided him with comfort and in the end he welcomed the arms of his angel to carry him on. He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his family. A private family service will be held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, Toronto, 416-767-3153. Donations in Jack's honour to The Leprosy Mission Canada (www.leprosy.ca) 1-888-537-7679 would be appreciated. "where, never lark, or even eagle flew"

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