CHAMERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
IRVING, Jean M. (née PORTE)
On Wednesday, March 15, 2006; suddenly while visiting Cowansville, Quebec; Jean Mary (PORTE) IRVING of Brockville at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Henry IRVING. Loving mother of Hillary IRVING- BROWN, Duncan IRVING, and Miriam IRVING all of Toronto. Fondly remembered by her three grand_sons Justin, Ian and Spencer. Also survived by her brother Barry PORTE of England. Mrs. IRVING was the daughter of the late Nelson and Marguerite (CHAMERS) PORTE of Loughton, England. Family and Friends may pay their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9: 30-10:30 a.m. In celebration of Jean's life, the funeral service will take place at Saint Peter's Anglican Church (Park at Pine Streets, Brockville) on Tuesday, March 21st at 11: 00 a.m. Following cremation, interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario at a later date. In remembrance, donations to the Hospice of Providence Palliative Care, the Brockville General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Visit a Celebration of Life online memorial at: www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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CHAMPAGNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-12 published
RALPH, Gabrielle Louise (PHILIPPE)
At Country Manor, Thedford, on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Gabrielle Louise (PHILIPPE) RALPH, age 65 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Edward RALPH. Dear mother of Michael RALPH, London, Susan WISDOM, Scarborough and Deborah CHAMPAGNE and her husband Joe, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Jackie, Joey, Holly, James, Maggie, Christopher, Kevin and Collin. Great-grandmother of Kate and Alex, and Tanner. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie and Blundy Chapel on Thursday at 10 a.m. officiated by Allan McKEOWN. Family interment to take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite Street, Point Edward, N7V 1A6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Gabrielle RALPH in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 17th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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CHAMPAGNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
WILSON, William " Bill" Michael
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 6th, William "Bill" Michael WILSON of London in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Eleanor (BOWEN) WILSON. Loving father of Debbie JONES and her husband Brian, Brad WILSON and his wife Judy. Dear brother of Patricia REID and Tommy WILSON, and brother-in-law of William REID. Much loved grandfather of Lyndsey JONES, Kristy WILSON, Courtney JONES, Jesse WILSON, and great-grandfather of Jacob JOHNSON. Predeceased by his sister Margaret CHAMPAGNE and by his brother David WILSON. Bill was a member of the Victory Legion Branch #317, was a Korean Veteran, and served as a member of the Korean Veteran's Association. Visitation will be one hour prior to a R.C.R. Service under the auspices of the London and Home Station Branch which will be held on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where a memorial service will be conducted immediately thereafter. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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CHAMPAGNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
SMYTH, Veronica
At Norview Lodge Nursing Home on Sunday, January 29, 2006, in her 89th year. Will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews Veronica MARTIN (SMYTH,) Shannon COPPERTHWAITE, Bubsie PINTER, Linda ANGLE, Bill WILSON, Tom WILSON, Pat REID, Michael SMYTH, Heather SMYTH, Veronica LUSKUS and their families. Cherished great-aunt to her great-nephews Nicholas MARTIN, Stephen COPPERTHWAITE, Brad WILSON and great-niece Debbie JONES. Predeceased by her brothers William, James, Charles and Michael and sisters Mary, Annie, Winnie and Margaret. Also predeceased by her niece Meg CHAMPAGNE and nephew David WILSON. Veronica was the first female principal in the Montreal Catholic School Commission from 1966-1976. She was a co-founder of the Thomas Moore institute for adult education in Montreal. Veronica was very active in the Catholic Church for many years. Veronica had touched many lives throughout her life. Friends were invited to share memories of Veronica at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers were said at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Port Dover on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Father Pio BEORCHIA celebrant. Interment followed at Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Baldocks 519-426-0291

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CHAMPAGNIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
This Was Johnathon
In November 2003, Johnathon was beaten, thrown down the basement stairs in his Toronto home and stabbed 71 times -- his throat slashed. Yesterday, his mother sobbed as her only remaining child was handed a life sentence for the murder. Another teen, nicknamed Vampire Boy, was also sentenced as an adult for manslaughter
By Timothy APPLEBY, Armina LIGAYA and Hayley MICK, Page A12
Toronto -- For close to three years he was the 12-year-old Toronto boy with no face and only one name, cut and stabbed so ferociously that he drowned in his own blood.
He was simply "Johnathan," his identity shielded because one of the three teenagers accused of slaughtering him was his older brother, 16 at the time. Identifying the brother would have contravened provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and so "Johnathan," much to the chagrin of his mother, was robbed not just of his life, but also of his identity.
But as sentence was passed yesterday on two of the three accused (the third was acquitted of all charges in February), a Superior Court judge ruled that the horrendous circumstances demanded the killers be dealt with as adults. And so, finally, the veil was lifted and Johnathon Robert MADDEN of Dawes Road, in Toronto's east Danforth area, can be named and seen, as his mother had asked the court.
Likewise unveiled are the two killers, Kevin MADDEN, a hulking, stone-faced figure, now almost 20, and his friend, Timothy FERRIMAN, nicknamed Vampire Boy for his professed fondness for sipping blood.
"The facts are horrific," Mr. Justice David McCOMBS concluded, outlining what he described as "a hideous, senseless crime."
Mr. MADDEN was found guilty of first-degree murder in February and yesterday was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his little brother in the family home, cutting and slicing his face and neck 71 times with a butcher knife, severing both his voice box and his carotid artery.
Mr. MADDEN was also convicted of trying to murder his stepfather, Ralston CHAMPAGNIE, who was attacked with a knife and a baseball bat when he returned home that same afternoon in November of 2003. For that, he received a concurrent 10-year prison term, less three years spent in pretrial custody.
Two years of his life sentence will be served in a youth facility and the balance in a federal penitentiary, Judge McCOMBS ruled. Behind bars since the day after Johnathon was slain, he will be eligible to apply for parole in just over seven years.
Like all lifers, Mr. MADDEN will be under supervision for the rest of his days, if, or when, he goes free. He is not necessarily beyond all hope, the judge said.
In keeping with his icy demeanour throughout the trial, Mr. MADDEN showed not a shred of emotion yesterday. Mr. FERRIMAN, now 18 and convicted of manslaughter for his role in Johnathon's death, was slightly more animated, glancing around at the packed courtroom where his father, Timothy, sat.
Unlike Mr. MADDEN, Mr. FERRIMAN addressed the court during the sentencing hearing, apologizing for what he had done. The judge said yesterday he found the remorse of the "deeply disturbed" young man to be credible.
Mr. FERRIMAN did not stab the boy but he handed Mr. MADDEN the murder weapon and he helped move Johnathon's body.
On top of time served, Mr. FERRIMAN must spend two years less a day in the youth prison system -- in which he is said to have made significant rehabilitative progress -- followed by three years probation.
The judge's comments during the trial were laced with sympathy for the MADDEN family's ordeal of having one son murder another.
But for both prosecution and defence, the case was unusually taxing.
The first trial was aborted midway through jury deliberations after postings on a vampire-related Internet site -- the same one patronized by Montreal's Dawson College killer -- cast doubt on the veracity of a teenaged girl who was the Crown's key witness.
Fourteen years old at the time, the girl had tape-recorded a telephone call in which the two killers had bragged of plans to wipe out Mr. MADDEN's family, beginning with Johnathon. Less than an hour later, with the house vandalized and smashed up, Johnathon's 45-kilogram (100-pound) body was stuffed in a basement crawl space as the three accused awaited Mr. CHAMPAGNIE's return.
All were arrested within 24 hours.
Mr. MADDEN never disputed killing his brother, who "adored" him, their mother, Joanne CHAMPAGNIE, said in a heart-wrenching victim-impact statement.
Missing throughout the trial, however, was any persuasive insight into how Mr. MADDEN's rage boiled to such a peak that he wanted to annihilate his family.
After the verdicts, emotions were mixed.
Lead prosecutor Hank GOODY, who argued strenuously for adult sentences, declined comment.
But Mr. MADDEN's lawyer, Robert NUTTALL, who sought to have his client sentenced as a youth, said he would appeal the ruling.
"I'm disappointed for Kevin, everybody agrees that Kevin is a very troubled fellow," he said. "Kevin desperately needs treatment. And unfortunately, he's not going to get it."
He described Mr. MADDEN as a "deeply disturbed young man" -- not the psychopath perceived by Doctor Ian SWAYZE, a psychiatrist who examined him at length -- who would benefit from treatment within the youth justice system. "If he doesn't get treatment, he will remain a high risk to reoffend. The issue is, where's he going to get the treatment? It sounds like the [penitentiary] is not the place to get it."
John DENNIS, Mr. FERRIMAN's lawyer, called the past three years "a roller coaster ride" and said he, too, would appeal the decision to sentence the young men as adults.
Ms. CHAMPAGNIE said nothing.
Dressed in a ribbed beige sweater and dark pants and flanked by supporters, she started dabbing at her eyes as she took her seat in the first row, the same place she occupied for each day of the sentencing hearing, listening attentively to Judge McCOMBS.
Each time he alluded to the brutal murder, tears flowed, and when he described how Mr. FERRIMAN helped move the younger boy's body, she held her eyes tightly shut.
Talk of Mr. MADDEN's thoughts elicited a different reaction.
"[Kevin] has repeatedly stated that he has never loved anyone, and has never felt love from anyone," the judge said.
Ms. CHAMPAGNIE looked down and shook her head.
And when the judge told the court that Mr. MADDEN blames his mother for not protecting him, she again shook her head.
She didn't react when Mr. MADDEN's sentence was announced.
But she burst into tears when Judge McCOMBS offered his condolences to her family.
She wanted Johnathon's identity revealed, she told the trial earlier, because she wanted him to be remembered -- to have a face.
When she realized yesterday the publication ban could be lifted, she exhaled a sigh of relief.
Homicide squad Detective Sergeant Terry WARK, who became close to the family throughout their ordeal, said later that Ms. CHAMPAGNIE was content with the outcome and still wants to be in Mr. MADDEN's life.
"But she realizes he needs help," Det. Sgt. WARK said. "She's happy that he'll be in a youth facility for the next two years, because he has been getting a lot of help in there."
The judge's ruling was fair, he said. "He was very compassionate to the family, but I think his sentence today was very helpful to the two boys, and it also gets across the message of deterrence."
Dr. SWAYZE also voiced approval.
Mr. MADDEN, he said, is "salvageable to the extent that he's relatively young, and he hasn't had a lifetime of entrenched antisocial attitudes."
Johnathon and Kevin's biological father, also named Kevin MADDEN and estranged from Ms. CHAMPAGNIE since 1993, had no comment on the ruling.
After the sentencing, the brothers' aunt, Wendy EBERHARDT, read a statement on behalf of her family.
"We are relieved to see an end to the trial," she said. "We are pleased that Kevin and Tim are going to get help with their problems. We're relieved to have Johnathon's full name released, so that we can now properly memorialize him."
'BF's 4-ever'
He'd grown up building forts, hurling mud pies with his Friends and playing Little League.
Now he was 12, and larger horizons beckoned.
His voice was beginning to break, he'd started junior high and girls were on his mind.
His best friend's grandmother recalled the fair, blue-eyed boy plunking down at her kitchen table on a November day, three years ago, and musing about a crush. Where should he take her for dinner? he wondered.
None of it would come to pass.
A few weeks later, Johnathon MADDEN was ambushed and stabbed to death by his older brother Kevin, becoming Toronto's 59th homicide victim of 2003.
Until yesterday, he could not be identified, because his name would reveal those of his accused killers.
"He just had a sweetness about him," said the grandmother of his best friend, Nathan. "We miss him."
Johnathon Robert MADDEN was born in Toronto on May 11, 1991, the second son of Joanne and Kevin MADDEN.
The pair separated when Kevin was 7 and Johnathon 3. Their mother remarried soon after the divorce.
The court heard that while a teenaged Kevin had problems in class, at home and with the law, Johnathon led a happy childhood.
"Johnathon was a compassionate boy. He was worried about what was going on in his family. And loved his brother," said the woman, who did not want to be identified.
Johnathon and Nathan lived blocks apart in North York and, for six years, they were inseparable. They built forts, attended Raptors games with Johnathon's family and revelled in nicki-nicki-nine-door "missions."
One weekend, they dotted Nathan's grandmother's yard with holes and had mud fights.
The summer they were 9, they had a marathon number of sleepovers that lasted three weeks.
On the last day of his life, Johnathon walked Nathan home after a snowball fight.
Hours later, the boy was slashed to death by his brother in the basement of his family home.
Nathan, 10 at the time of the killing, testified at two trials held for his friend's accused killers. The first ended in a mistrial.
Johnathon's mother, now Ms. CHAMPAGNIE, wants her son to be remembered, and created a memorial website (http://www.johnathon-madden.memory-of.com). In it, Johnathon is remembered as the boy with the big smile who loved tacos, saltfish and making people laugh.
His aunt, Margo ANDERSON, wrote: "To my nephew, may you enjoy skateboarding with the angels."
A classmate wrote: "You always were the funny one in the class."
And Nathan STEVENSON, Johnathon's co-conspirator, mud-fight rival and sleepover buddy, wrote that he misses his best friend, signing it "BF's 4-ever."
Hayley Mick
'You just don't understand'
During the three years that homicide investigator Detective Sergeant Terry WARK helped shape the prosecution case against Kevin MADDEN, the accused responded to his many questions just once.
"I said to him, 'Kevin, this was your brother. How could you do this?' " the policeman recalled.
"And he said, 'You don't understand. It built up. You just don't understand.' That's the only thing he ever said to me, he never said another word."
Blond, tall and broad shouldered -- he weighed about 230 pounds when he killed his young brother -- Mr. MADDEN appeared to listen carefully during his two murder trials, occasionally peering around the room with his cold, flat eyes.
But he never testified and only once did he display any emotion.
That was when his mother, Joanne CHAMPAGNIE, described her pain and her love for both of her sons.
Her words left Mr. MADDEN sobbing quietly, rocking in his chair in the prisoners' box.
To the end, the teenaged killer was an enigma.
Mr. MADDEN's history -- moving from house to house after his parents' marriage failed, habitual truancy at 10 different schools, alcohol abuse that started at the age of 12, sharing his home with a stepfather he hated -- offered some grim early warning signs.
When he killed his 12-year-old brother, he was already on probation over threats he had made to schoolmates
He also threatened to blow up one school. He was suspended at least six times from the last high school he attended.
Some observers -- including the judge who sentenced him to life imprisonment yesterday -- nonetheless see a glimmer of hope, because of his youth.
So does his biological father.
"He's got ambition now," Kevin MADDEN Sr. told the court after visiting his son in custody. "He wants to get good grades, wants to be productive, he seems like a totally different person."
Prosecutor Hank GOODY saw things entirely differently.
"Mr. MADDEN is now the same person psychologically as he was November 23, 2003," he told the court. "And is likely to remain the same psychologically for the foreseeable future."
And forensic psychiatrist Doctor Ian SWAYZE painted a picture that was alarming.
"He really is sort of a smouldering volcano, with steam coming out of the vents," he testified.
"These explosions of anger are not out of character, not aberrant. There's a cascade towards a terrible event… a path towards disaster."
Timothy APPLEBY and Armina LIGAYA

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CHAMPION o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-12 published
CHAMPION, Lester
On September 11, 2006, at Victoria Hospital, Lester CHAMPION passed away in his 68th year. Loving husband of Laura "Betty" CHAMPION for 48 years. Loved and missed by his children Darryn and Kim, Treina and Robert. Dear grandfather to Jonathan and Adam. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Jennie CHAMPION and siblings Rita BURT, Muriel BERTRAM, Ruth MURPHY, Dawson CHAMPION and Gerald CHAMPION. Brother to Earl CHAMPION and Oliver COLE. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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CHAMPION o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
CHAMPION, Les
Thank you to family, Friends and neighbours who gave prayers, cards, flowers, food and memorial donations. All were much appreciated and great comfort to the family. Thank you to all the people that were so helpful to us during our recent loss (Rev. SCOTT, Lynn ANDERSON, Jeff HAGGITH and the pallbearers.) Special thanks to Aunt Doris for arranging the luncheon and plus all the other special things she did for us. Thank from the bottom of our hearts the Champion family.

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CHAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-11 published
SINCLAIR, Margaret
The family of Margaret SINCLAIR would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the support we have received since the death of our beloved mother. In her last few weeks we were overwhelmed by the wonderful care given by the Parameds, the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses and the tender assistance provided by Peggy Luxton's staff of Caring Hands. We will always be grateful to Dr. CHAN for the medical services he continued to provide for our mother. The floral tributes, donations, cards, gifts of food and other expressions of sympathy have been very comforting to us throughout this difficult time. We were deeply touched by the provision of a catered meal in our home courtesy of the culinary talents of Ruth BUTLER, May HOWES, Tina WATSON and Ben WILTON. Thank you to Rob Fawcett and his excellent team for their attention to every detail. We could not have asked for more consideration on our behalf. A special thank you to the staff at Hair Fair for styling mom's hair exactly as she would have liked, complete with the little net. Mother always wished her service to be conducted from Gentle Shepherd Church and her wish was granted with special gifts of beauty. We thank Pastor Ann GILLIES for her thoughtful message and her kind words of comfort, her son, Matthew, for his mastery of the sound system and the lovely harmony of Dianne CARLSON, Judy MacNEILL and Irene LITTLE, skillfully accompanied by Heather WIGHT. Krista BULLOCK's piano solo was a special tribute to her great-grandmother. We extend sincere appreciation to the Gentle Shepherd Women, under the capable coordination of Joan McGEE, for providing such a delicious lunch. Reverend PRINCE's visit to our home on Christmas Eve day will always be a treasured memory. Perhaps the best way we can thank this community in its entirety, is through Mom's own words which we recently discovered in a written message to her family, "God bless you all".
-The SINCLAIR Family
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CHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-16 published
McLAUGHLIN, Ursula
Departed to be with Christ: Ursula McLAUGHLIN surrounded by her family passed away on January 14, 2006 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Michael, January 14, 1989 and devoted son Ron, January 2000. She leaves her 11 children and siblings to walk the path of faith. Sharon and Doug WOLFE, Mitchell, Donna and Denis CHAN, Kitchener, Barb and Murray ROTH, Tavistock, Pauline and Gerry POLAND, Thorndale, MaryLou and Ross WANNER, Roseville, Pat MONTGOMERY and financé John WALING, Stratford, Ken McLAUGHLIN and friend Joanna HEINBUCK, Stratford, Bill McLAUGHLIN, Seaforth, Marie NIGRO and friend Harry HUGGINS, Stratford, Joe and Helen McLAUGHLIN, Seaforth and Teresa SWAN, Stratford. Faithful grandmother of 32 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son-in-law Tom NIGRO, infancy daughter, sisters Della, Olive, Nora, brothers Michael, Gus and Sarto. Friends will be received at Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, 47 High Street, Seaforth, Ontario on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Dublin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday January 17, 2006 with Reverend Alan DUFRAIMONT officiating. Interment at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery Dublin. Donations to St. Patrick Church in Dublin or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-16 published
CHAN, Peter Shiu Tong
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 Peter Shiu Tong CHAN of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Theresa Yuet-Kwai CHAN of London. Dear father of Paul and his wife Lily CHAN of Missouri, Anthony and his wife Winnie CHAN of Hong Kong, Sally CHAN, Elaine CHAN and Chris and his wife Goldie CHAN all of London. Loved by 6 grandchildren Natalie, Stephanie, Angie, Katarina, Corey CHAN and Eaton KWAN. Survived by 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Family visitation and service will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Friday 7-9 p.m. and Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. CHAN.

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CHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
LAWRANCE, Christina Maria Helena (née NYSSEN)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie in her 62nd year. Tina of Stayner, beloved wife of Brian. Loving mother of Andrea LAWRANCE and Erika LAWRANCE (Allen CHAN.) Dear sister of John (deceased) and Patricia NYSSEN, Arnold and Mary NYSSEN, Nelly and Bert MEYER, Willy NYSSEN, Joan (deceased) and Arnold VANDEWIEL and Matt and Fran NYSSEN. Dearly missed by her extended family, Friends and co-workers. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.) Stayner (1-866-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 12 noon. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Remembrances to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul would be appreciated by Tina's family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca

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CHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
OKOLISAN, Sylvia (née FORD)
Peacefully with family by her side, after a courageous battle with primary amyloidosis, on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, Sylvia OKOLISAN of Rodney, in her 63rd year. Predeceased by her parents, Mac and Florence FORD. Beloved wife of Steve. Cherished and devoted mother to Tracey (John CHAN) of Toronto and Jason (Joanna) of Mississauga. Dear sister of Margaret Ann SAUNDERS (Bill) of Chatham and Maxine BELEUTZ (Don) of Saint Thomas. Treasured daughter-in-law to John and Elizabeth OKOLISAN of Rodney. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her co-workers at Tender Tootsies and many dear Friends, nieces, nephews and extended family members. Sylvia was kind, generous and genuine. To have known her was a gift. Her determination, concern for others, strength and independence continued throughout her illness. Thanks to Doctor Peter BLAKE, Paul TOPLACK and the wonderful nurses and support staff at the Adam Linton Dialysis Unit. We know you did your best. Thanks as well to Reverend Cordell PARSONS who provided great comfort to Sylvia and her family during her final days. Friends will be received at the Rodney Chapel, on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. C. PARSONS officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sylvia to Calvary United Church in Rodney or the Kidney Foundation of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Padfield Funeral Home, Rodney (519) 785-0810. On line condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com. "To celebrate Sylvia, take some time today to invite a friend for coffee, help out a stranger in need or say a kind word to someone. That is who she was."

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CHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
CHAN, Stephen Man Wai
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital, Stephen Man Wai CHAN, in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Lilian CHAN for 50 wonderful years of marriage. Dear father of Celina (Stewart), Jeannie, Catherine. Beloved grandfather of Cantelon and Katrina. Immigrated to Canada in his retirement years, he devoted much of his time to the family he loved and the Chinese Catholic community in Calgary. Family and Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. East for visitation Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place Friday Novemer 24, 2006 9: 30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish (formerly St. Pius X) Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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CHAN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-15 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Mary " Ben" (née CUMMINGS)
Suddenly at the P.R.H.C., Hospital Doctor site on Monday March 13, 2006, after her one month battle with cancer. Mary joins her parents Gertrude and Wesley CUMMINGS, brother Austin, sisters Cobe, Marion, Debbie, Doreen and Sally Anne. Survived by her son George (Melody) and daughter Jocelyn (Dawson). Grandmother of Shane (Tracy), Richard (Mindy), Chad, Ashleigh, Autumn and great grandchildren Kristin and Rivor. Also survived by brothers Noble and Wayne CUMMINGS and sisters Joyce and Ida COPPAWAY and Jude GARBUTT. Friends are invited to join the family at the Curve Lake Cemetery on Sunday April 23, 2006 at 10 a.m. to inter Mary's cremated remains. Special thanks to Doctor B. CHAN and the nurses at the P.R.H.C. Arrangements entrusted to the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield, 652-3355.

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CHAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-26 published
LAWRANCE, Christina Maria Helena (née NYSSEN)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday April 20, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie in her 62nd year. Tina of Stayner, beloved wife of Brian. Loving mother of Andrea LAWRANCE and Erika LAWRANCE (Allen CHAN.) Dear sister of John (deceased) and Patricia NYSSEN, Arnold and Mary NYSSEN, Nelly and Bert MEYER, Willy NYSSEN, Joan (deceased) and Arnold VANDEWIEL and Matt and Fran NYSSEN. Dearly missed by her extended family, Friends and co-workers. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.) Stayner (1-866-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Monday April 24, 2006 at 12 noon. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Remembrances to the Society of St Vincent de Paul would be appreciated by Tina's family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca.
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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-21 published
SHAY/SHEA, Marie Rose (née WHEELER)
Peacefully, after a long and full life, Marie Rose SHAY/SHEA passed away on March 18, 2006. She was pre-deceased by her husband J.C. (Neil) SHAY/SHEA (1972,) by their infant son, John Richard (1947) and by her brother George (1982). She was the loving mother of Anita and Paula and proud mother-in-law of Paul DIGNAN and Goldwyn CHAN. Seán, Christopher and Cara DIGNAN took great delight in their Grandma Rosie. Aunt Marie will be missed by many nieces and nephews in the Wheeler, Shea, Shaughnessy, Campbell, and Sauvé families. She enriched all of our lives with her loyal and generous Friendship, her prodigious memory and the wit and wisdom of her many stories. We are grateful to the staff of 4 Teddington Park for their warmth and superb care. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence); (416) 488-1101 (www.trullfuneralsyonge.com) Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, (Yonge Street 1 block south of Lawrence Avenue,) (416) 481-2256 on Thursday, March 23 at 7: 30 p.m. with a reception to follow in the parish hall. If you wish, you may make a contribution to the Good Shepherd Ministries, 412 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T3 or to any charity of your choice in Marie's memory.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
YONG, Charles Bong
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Toronto Western Hospital in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Jean (nee CHAN.) Loving father of Karen (David CHIN,) Kathryn (Stephen BRENNAN), Brian (Lee COPP- YONG) and Christine BAIRD. Devoted grandfather of Jessica, SariAnne, Caleb, Lyndsey, Christopher, Jennifer, Philip, Samantha, Cole and Brandon. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, April 23rd at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or the Toronto Western Hospital Foundation, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 190 Elizabeth Street, 5th Floor, 5S 801, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4 would be appreciated.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
CHAN, Doctor Sau Ngai
Peacefully on Thursday May 4th, 2006 at Bridgepoint Health nine weeks shy of his 84th year. Born in Xiamen, Fujian, China to a family of 10, his father co-founded Ji Mei School - a famous English language academy. After having worked as a well-known otolaryngologist in Tianjin and later in Hong Kong, he retired to live in Canada. Undaunted by this big shift in lifestyle, he became an avid gardener, papier maché artist, piano player and keen traveler. Fondly remembered as a bon vivant and enthusiastic dinner host, he always wore a huge smile and embraced life fully. In doing so, his optimism and zest for life were contagious to all who knew him. Beloved husband of Doctor Luk Lai Chu of nearly 60 years. He was a loving father to Lorraine CHIEN and her husband Eddie, cherished grandpa to Doctor Karen CHIEN and her husband Adam along with Doctor Vincent CHIEN and his wife May. He will also be missed by his two great-grandchildren Justin and Alexander. A special thank-you for the incredible work of the palliative care team at Bridgepoint who helped him live his final days with great dignity and comfort. An intimate gathering of family and close Friends will be arranged at Ogden Funeral Home in Scarborough on Monday May 8, 2006 to celebrate his life. Final resting will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery in North Pickering. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Bridgepoint Health, 14 St Matthews Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4M 2B5 would be greatly appreciated.

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CHAN 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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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-20 published
LEE Lan Sau
By Hoping LI, Page A16
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Born November 16, 1917, in Tai Shan, Canton Province, China. Died March 1 in Toronto of cancer, aged 88.
LEE Lan Sau (née CHAN) was born the second eldest child of a family of three daughters and two sons.
Lan Sau married LEE Sing Yen, a businessman from Cuba, in 1935. Her mother prearranged the marriage. She became the stepmother of Ignacio, Sing Yen's son from his first marriage. A son, George, was born in 1936. Their second son was born in 1956 and was named Sunwah.
Lan Sau and Sing Yen sent George to Canada to study pharmacology at University of Toronto in the early 1960s, which was considered truly exceptional at that time in Hong Kong. Lan Sau, Sing Yen, and Sunwah emigrated to Canada in 1972 after George graduated. They settled in North Bay, Ontario, where Lan Sau and Sing Yen owned and operated a small restaurant called Coffee Cup.
In addition to working at Coffee Cup, Lan Sau worked as a dishwasher and later as a cook at Old Chicago Restaurant in North Bay from One of Lan Sau's greatest joys in life was being a grandmother. She doted on her four grandchildren Michael, Norman, Hoping, and Tin. Affectionate as she was, she never hesitated to discipline them.
In Lan Sau's later years, she lived in a senior's building in downtown Toronto where she made many new Friends, and even bumped into her childhood best friend from Tai Shan, whom she hadn't seen since the Second World War.
Her life was busy, full of parties and shopping excursions with Friends and neighbours. She gossiped for hours on the phone with her best Friends at all hours of the day. She was even known to talk on the phone at 1 o'clock in the morning!
One of her favourite pastimes was listening to the radio tuned to the local Chinese station. She enjoyed, much to Hoping and Tin's dismay whenever they visited her, hearing spooky ghost stories that were broadcast late at night.
Lan Sau was very conscious about her health. She followed the food guide strictly and encouraged her family to do the same. She had herbal remedies for every ailment that her grandchildren suffered, from asthma to chickenpox. She discouraged Hoping and Tin from eating junk food, but contradicted herself by buying them chips and cookies whenever they visited her.
She was an avid exerciser, doing tai chi every morning and taking walks in the afternoon. She spent her summers in Temagami, Ontario, where Sunwah and his family lived. She was often seen walking around town, admiring people's flower gardens and enjoying the lakefront.
As Lan Sau aged, her Friends and siblings began dying one by one. She became depressed and often asked why did she have the good fortune to live longer than they had.
Lan Sau was diagnosed with colon cancer in the summer of 2005. She had surgery to remove the tumour. The cancer came back in January of 2006, viciously attacking her kidneys and lungs. She lost her short but valiant battle with cancer, and passed away peacefully after lunch with sons Ignacio and George by her side at the Toronto East General Hospital in March.
Dying with a full stomach, the Chinese say, is a good omen.
Lan Sau was an unselfish mother and grandmother who always put her family's needs above her own. She gave the best of everything to her children and grandchildren.
My grandmother lived a simple, but extraordinary life. Her family will lovingly remember her forever.
Hoping LI is Lan Sau's granddaughter.
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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-20 published
HOPKINS, Barbara (née CONDE) (30/October/1928-16/September/2006)
Peacefully at home. Predeceased by her parents Neal J. CONDE and Jean Boville CONDE, by her much-beloved husband Jonathan (Jack) Heming HOPKINS and her brother Neal J. CONDE, Jr. Barbara will be deeply missed by her son Stephen, his wife Shirley Y. CHAN and their children Heming and Emma; by her daughter Sara Hopkins BROWN, her husband Struan BROWN and their children Jennifer, Conde and Iris and her great-grand-daughter Robin; by her daughter Jane HOPKINS and her son Jonathan, and by her nieces, nephews, cousins and many faithful Friends. Barbara was born and grew up in Batavia, Illinois. She lived and made lifelong Friends in San Pedro, California, in Portland, Oregon and, for the last 46 years, in Vancouver, British Columbia. She obtained her B.A. from the University of British Columbia (unlike her children) while working for many years as the slide librarian in the Department of Fine Arts. She was a dedicated volunteer for the Doctor Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver. Barbara was passionate about ideas, nature, humour and people and was a lifelong Democrat. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Friends are invited to join her family at her home at 6349 Angus Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday/24/September from 1: 00-5:00 for one of Barbara's traditional Swedish smorgasbords. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent in her memory to the Batavia Historical Society (P.O. Box 14, Batavia, Illinois, U.S.A. 60510) or to the Catholic Worker newspaper (Saint_Joseph House, 36 E. First St. New York New York 10003).

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
CREIGHTON, Wilson Lyall, B.S.M.E., B.S.E.E., P.Eng.
Much loved husband of Sigrid, father of Heidi, Ellen and the late Lori; and grandfather to Celia, Bean and Romy, father-in-law to Victor CHAN and Nicolas SCHOENENBERGER, died of cancer at age 80, on October 15, 2006, peacefully at home in West Vancouver, surrounded by his family. He is survived by brother Warren and sister-in-law Jean and family in Ottawa; predeceased by sister, Aileen and brother-in-law Al WEEKS of London, Ontario. Lyall was born in Ottawa on August 3rd, 1926 to Laura Pearl SPRATT and Wilson Robert CREIGHTON. He liked to say he was a 'capitalist'. Lyall served proudly in the Canadian Navy on the HMS 'Sheffield' and on the 'Warrior'. At 6'2' tall and thin as a reed, he was aptly nicknamed 'Lofty'. Lyall held degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering and had an extensive engineering career in Europe and Canada. He found employment as an engineer-in-training with Brown Boveri in Baden, Switzerland, where he met his wife, Sigrid. He was employed by Brown Boveri for over thirty-five years, rising to President in 1973. Subsequently he was President of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited - International, and lastly President and owner of Dynamic Engineering Inc., in Vancouver, British Columbia. Lyall was a kind and gentle man, an optimist with a subtle sense of humour and a great love of history. His family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Unit of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, Doctor Jenny Shaw and nurses Donna Jimena and Tracy and all of the nurses and caregivers who attended Lyall at home, as well as Friends. The family will hold a private service but for those who wish to remember Lyall, donations to the N.O.A.C. Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 2402, 349 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3W7 or The Mission to Seafarers, 401 East Waterfront Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4G9 Tel: 604.253.4421, would be greatly appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604.922.1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
ONGKEKO, Alexander R.
With sorrow, we announce the passing of Alexander Romulo ONGKEKO, on Thursday, February 16, 2006, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Carmelita (née DE MESA,) loving father of Ray (Tina,) Cielo, Dolly, Ana (Joe ALMEIDA), and Charity (Dunstan CHAN), and cherished lolo of Alannah, Noah, Isabella, and Mia. Predeceased by sons Alexis, Christopher and Reynaldo; parents Josefa and Pablo; and sister Jane. Greatly missed and fondly remembered by siblings Luis, Lilian, Pablo Jr. (Flor), Nancy (Jun), Alice (Robert), Cora (Leonard), and Manuel (Susan), and many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel & Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, north of St. Clair, 416-267-8229), on Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th from 5-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Pine Hills Chapel on Tuesday, February 21st at 11 a.m. with interment to follow.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
MITCHENER, Richard Brian
Professor of Anthropology and Geography (Trinity Western University, University of California, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology)
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre. My dearly loved husband, best friend and confidante and companion is now in the presence of our Lord ard Saviour Jesus Christ after a long and difficult battle with cancer. He was deeply cherished and will be greatly missed by his devoted and loving wife Marilynn, her sons Allan LOUGHEED (Kathy and Flora), Stephen LOUGHEED (Louise, William and Jeremiah,) Marjorie and Earl BRADLEY (Rocky Mountain House, Alberta,) Eleanor and Sid LONG, Bill and Debbie McDOWELL, son David MITCHENER (Jessica and Jonathan) and daughter Darlene of California, Bruce MITCHENER (Nevada,) aunts, uncles, cousins, several nieces and nephews in Canada and U.S.A., and many Friends and associates of Tyndale College, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for whom he edited magazines, books and manuscripts. My thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors of Rouge Valley Centenary (Pam WEST, Marilyn MONROE, Dr. CHIAROTTO, Dr. SPODEK and Dr. TEPPERMAN), Dr. KALNINS, Dr. LOBLAW and Grace CHAN (Sunnybrook) for their excellent care and provision of a quiet place for Richard and I to spend our last days together. 2 Col. 5: 8 We are confident and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Friends may call at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East (east of Kennedy Rd.), Agincourt, on Friday, March 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services at Parkway Bible Church, 77 Ivordale Blvd., Scarborough (Victoria Park and Ellesmere), on Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. Donations to the Gideons or Youth Unlimited, would be appreciated by the family.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
DA ROCHA, Therese (née BARRADAS)
Peacefully, at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, in her 81st year, on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Loving wife of the late Octavio DA ROCHA. Devoted mother of Antonio (deceased,) Linda (Robert LITTLE,) Regina (Robert CHAN,) Andrea (Norman STEINHAUSER,) Jose (Joanne WILSON,) Fernanda (Basil LEE.) Avo to Dennis, Mark, Alison, Carl, Derek, Michelle, Peter, Jacqueline, Amanda, Cristina, Adam, Anthony, and Alex. Sister to Ilma, Mickey, and Bruno. Special thanks to Annie for her loving care. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Road), Markham, on Friday, visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Highway 7, Markham. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
NOKES, Robert James
Peacefully at Bendale Acres on Thursday, March 9, 2006 in his 80th year. Bob, beloved husband of Mary and dear father of Guy and his wife Alberta, Joanna and her husband Brad CRAIG, Robin and her husband Leslie CHAN and Ian and his wife Lynn. Much loved grandfather of Dora, Connor, Matthew, Mary, and Aidan. Special thanks to the staff at Bendale Acres for their loving care. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
WHYNOT, Irving Calvin
Passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2006, in his 80th year. Loving husband to Violet, devoted father to Sharon, Patricia, Nancy and Susan, respected father-in-law to Paul, Egils, Stewart and Brian, adored grandfather to Paul Jr. and his partner Rose, Laura, Christopher, Alison, Jonathan, proud great-grandfather to Liam and his sister Katie, and cherished brother to Lucille. He was also an uncle, a mentor and a friend to many - a true gentleman. He valued his special Friendship with Linda with whom he shared a love of family, spirited conversations and a joy of travel. Born in Port Medway, Nova Scotia on April 27th, 1926, Irv was proud of his humble beginnings and his careers at Canadian Press and the Canadian Bankers' Association. Irv had a passion for the English language, stamps, family genealogy, e-Bay, slot machines and a good rum and ginger. His quick smile, rapier wit and gentle sense of humour will be missed by all whose lives he graced. Thank you to Reverend HENDERSON and the congregation at Church of the Ascension for their prayers and fellowship. And, to his new Friends at Lifestyles for the conversations at teatime and helping rekindle his love of bridge. The family extends their sincere thanks and gratitude to Doctor Gabriel CHAN and the staff at North York General Hospital for their care and support. A celebration of the lives of Irv and Vi will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 3: 00-7:00 p.m., at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (275 Lesmill Road, 416-441-1580). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity close to your heart. To honour Irv, learn a new word, spell it correctly and use it properly in a sentence. For further details visit www.etouch.ca

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-20 published
LOUIE, Kwok Sun
Born in Guangdong, China on June 3, 1916. Passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at the Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long Term Care. Loving husband of Connie LOUIE. Beloved father of Lily (Ken) CHOW, Henry (Theresa) LOUIE, Wayne (Kathy) LOUIE, Karen (Wilson) CHAN, Jennie (Stuart) NORMAN and Lorraine (Gene) LEE. Dear grandfather of 15 grandchildren (predeceased by Sonja) and 11 great-grandchildren. Kwok Sun was a respected member of the Chinese business community. Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, March 25th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If you wish, donations to the Mon Sheong Foundation or the Yee Hong Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
SHAY/SHEA, Marie Rose (née WHEELER)
Peacefully, after a long and full life, Marie Rose Shea passed away on March 18, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband J.C. (Neil) SHAY/SHEA (1972,) by their infant son John Richard (1947) and by her brother George (1982). She was the loving mother of Anita and Paula and proud mother-in-law of Paul DIGNAN and Goldwyn CHAN. Seán, Christopher and Cara DIGNAN took great delight in their Grandma Rosie. Aunt Marie will be missed by many nieces and nephews in the Wheeler, Shea, Shaughnessy, Campbell, and Sauvé families. She enriched all of our lives with her loyal and generous Friendship, her prodigious memory and the wit and wisdom of her many stories. We are grateful to the staff of 4 Teddington Park for their warmth and superb care. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), 416-488-1101 (www.trullfuneralsyonge.com). Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge Street, 1 block south of Lawrence Avenue), 416-481-2256 on Thursday, March 23 at 7: 30 p.m. with a reception to follow in the parish hall. If you wish, you may make a contribution to the Good Shepherd Ministries, 412 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T3 or to any charity of your choice in Marie's memory.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
SMITH, Grant Willard (July 7, 1938-March 1, 2006)
Grant died suddenly, in the early hours of March 1st, in the Critical Care Unit of the Toronto General Hospital. He is loved and missed by his brother Robert, and many cousins and Friends in Canada, Bermuda, and Northern Ireland. Cremation has taken place. A private interment of ashes will occur. Appreciation and thanks are extended to all those who have provided comfort and support. If desired, a donation in Grant's name can be made to The Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit Education Fund, c/o The Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 190 Elizabeth St. 5S-801, Toronto M5G 2C4, Attention Ms. Dudu CHAN.

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CHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
YONG, Charles Bong
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Toronto Western Hospital, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Jean (nee CHAN.) Loving father of Karen (David CHIN,) Kathryn (Stephen BRENNAN), Brian (Lee COPP- YONG) and Christine BAIRD. Devoted grandfather of Jessica, SariAnne, Caleb, Lyndsey, Christopher, Jennifer, Philip, Samantha, Cole and Brandon. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, April 23rd at 11 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2 or the Toronto Western Hospital Foundation, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 190 Elizabeth Street, 5th Floor, 5S 801, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4 would be appreciated.

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