CHEATLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
NATALE, Helen
Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 23, 2006, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank NATALE. Dearly loved mother of Frank and his wife Virginia, Lorraine SCHULTZ and her husband Garry, Patti Lou CHEATLEY and her husband Al, Robert, Linda LANG and her husband Chris. Loving grandmother of Michael, David, Peter, Jonathan, Rosslyn, Stephanie, Daniel, Kevin, Lisa, Andrew and great-grandmother of Dylan. Dear sister of the late Charles, Pearl, the late Ann, Art, the late Beatrice, Rita, Dolly, and Eddie. A very special thank you to the dear caregivers for the incredible love and care given to our mother over the past several years. Friends may call at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brigid's Church, 300 Wolverleigh Blvd. on Thursday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society.

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CHEBOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-16 published
LAYTON, Wayne
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Mr. Wayne LAYTON of R.R.#4 Clinton in his 57th year. Dearly loved father of Denim LAYTON of R.R.#4 Clinton. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doug and Marilyn LAYTON of Wingham, and Maynard and Joy HYMERS of Clinton. Loving uncle of Brenda MacISAAC, Brad and Darlene HYMERS all of Clinton, Jeff and Carla LAYTON of Wingham, and Jennifer and Kevin CHEBOTT of Bryanston. Special friend of Dave and Barb DALGLIESH of Clinton. Also remembered by great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ed and Dorothy LAYTON, and his sister Barb HYMERS. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home, 153 High Street, Clinton, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday June 17, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment Bairds Cemetery, Stanley Township. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Huron-Perth Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.

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CHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
AYOUNG CHEE, Edward (January 28, 1929-April 24, 2006)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Edward peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Pooi and is survived by his spouse, Yuk Mui, and his beloved daughters: Carmen, Mary, Maria, Phyllis, Rita and Susan and their families. Edward will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (130 Dunn) and Toronto Western Hospital for their support. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street (near Dundas) on Thursday 7-9 p.m and Friday 2-6 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Cardinal Funeral Homes. Please contact Cardinal Funeral Home at 416-603-1444 to confirm service time. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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CHEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
NG-CHEE, Doreen Rubina
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late David and loving mother of Maylene URTI (Angelo), Kenneth, Leon, Egbert (Monika), Shirley DEABREU (Tyrone), Kim JAEGGI (George), Rita ANDREWS (Vince) and Cheryl (Oswald). Dear grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 5. Sister of Eileen YONG- SET and Dorothy SINGH. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Timothy's Anglican Church, 4125 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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CHEECHOO o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-05-03 published
CHEECHOO--In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Michael, who passed away May 3, 1998.
We little knew that morning
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you
You're always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Always loved and sadly missed but remembered daily by Mom and brother CJ and family.

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CHEEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-17 published
HAMMETT, Edna Beryl (BUTLER)
At the Maples Nursing Home, Tavistock on Monday, May 15, 2006, Edna Beryl (BUTLER) HAMMETT of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Floyd Albert HAMMETT (2001.) Dear mother of Robert Charles HAMMETT and his wife Vae-Gilda of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Valerie and her husband Richard CHEEL of Halifax and Michael HAMMETT of Kitchener. Dear sister of Tom and Fern BUTLER of Ilderton, Bernice and Richard FORTNER of Arva and Bill and Ruth BUTLER of Lucan. Predeceased by 2 sisters Betty JOHNSON and Dolly BESTARD. Funeral Service will be held at Saint_John the Devine Church, 21557 Richmond Street, Arva on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Susan BALDWIN officiating. Interment Saint_John's Cemetery, Arva. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. HAMMETT.

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CHEELE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-21 published
RUTHERFORD, Robert Henry "Bob" (January 23, 1919-December 19, Passed away at Parkwood Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bob had a strong and loving heart that has survived many medical ups and downs, but his faith always kept him positive and upbeat. Bob spent most of his working life at Beatty Bros. Farm Equipment following in his father's footsteps. His career was interrupted by 4 years overseas in the Canadian Armed Forces. After retirement he developed his creative talents by making furniture and jewellery in his garage workshop until the cold weather moved him to his Florida retreat. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Daphne (CHEELE,) his sister Beryl McINTYRE of Kitchener, his brother-in-law R.D. (Pete) CHEELE of London, his children, Judy (Harry CARDWELL,) Wendy RUTHERFORD- DOBSON, Paul (Dianna), Peter (Beth) and Deborah, his grandchildren Jennifer (John McKINNELL), Greg HUCKLE (Tamara BOOTH), Matthew CARDWELL (Adrienne,) Miranda CARDOSO, Sara AINSLIE, Steven, Adam and Andrew RUTHERFORD and his great-grandchildren Jesse, Justin and Selina CARDOSO, Rhys McKINNELL and Summer CARDWELL. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Holy Family Church, (formerly St. Pius X) 777 Valetta Street, on Friday morning December 22, 2006 at 10 o'clock. Cremation with interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 7: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or a charity of your choice.

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CHEESEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
SCOTT, Vera M. (HERBERT)
At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, Vera M. (HERBERT) SCOTT of London in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Morley SCOTT. Dear mother of Lauren SHUTE and her husband Fred and John SCOTT and his wife Beth all of London. Dear sister of George CHEESEMAN, John CHEESEMAN and the late James CHEESEMAN all in England. Also loved by her grandchildren, Karrie and Andrew SCOTT and Alex and Zachary SHUTE. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, December 30th with Reverend Charles J. SCOTT officiating. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday at 167 Windsor Avenue, from 12 noon to 2: 00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, N6A 3A1 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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CHEESEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-17 published
LAW, Alan Joseph Woodforth, P.Eng.
Alan Joseph Woodforth LAW died peacefully at home, in the arms of his wife and best friend Nicki, on February 11, 2006. He was 74 years old. Born on January 21, 1932 in Cheshire, England, Alan graduated at age 19 from Nottingham University with a degree in Mining Engineering. During his final year at university, Alan applied for a student position at Sigma Gold Mine in Val D'Or, Quebec and left England in 1952 for Canada, a life long dream. After working with Sigma for three years, Alan went to Manitouwadge to work for Noranda Mines, Geco Division producing copper and zinc, where he worked as an underground surveyor, and later as a layout engineer. In 1958, he moved to Elliot Lake as the Planning Engineer for Rio Algom Mines - Milliken Division, and in 1959, on a blind date at the old Gatineau Club in the Ottawa /Hull area where Della Reese was performing, Alan met Diane McGLADE, affectionately known as Nicki, whom he married on June 25, 1960. It was at Milliken Mines in Elliot Lake that Alan met a number of people who would direct the course of his life and career - Dale and Norma HENDRICK, Mervyn UPHAM, George STENNING, Carl ASHENHURST, Ted CHEESEMAN, Dennis BRIDGER, Alex McNEILL, and many others. Alan moved quickly through the ranks at Milliken Mines holding the position of Chief Mining Engineer until the mine closed in 1964. Nicki and Alan then moved to Nenagh, Ireland in 1964 where he developed a lead-zinc mine as the Chief Engineer for Mogul of Ireland. He returned to Canada in 1966 to work as Chief Engineer at Newmont's Granduc Mines Ltd, and engineered an eleven-mile tunnel that had to be driven under intervening mountain ranges and glaciers. The tunnel then connected to a mountain road that had to be built to Stewart, the nearest port, 32 miles away. The Granduc project achieved engineering goals unprecedented in the history of mining. In 1970, Mervyn Upham, then president of Selco Mining Corporation, invited Alan to join him as Director of Engineering in Toronto. Known by many as the best mining engineer in the industry, he was given many global assignments including the development of the mine design in 1973 of the Newmont-Mount Isa Agnew nickel project in western Australia. Back in Canada, until his retirement in 1992 from Selco, later known as BHP Billiton, he engineered the development of the Quebec Selbaie copper zinc mine and the South Bay copper zinc mine in western Ontario. All of his mines made major contributions to the well being and the economics of their respective locations. Alan was excellent at any endeavour he took on whether it was curling, tennis, golf, bridge, snooker, toastmaster and drama clubs, model trains and woodworking. He was, in particular, a smiling connoisseur of good Scotch. Alan was a member of the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Engineer's Club of Toronto, and the Ontario Club. Although he excelled as a mining engineer, Alan's gift of recital, particularly of the Battle of Hastings, and numerous other epic poems was closely matched by his singing of Danny Boy, performed beautifully with granddaughter Emily TAILOR/TAYLOR, a mere three weeks before his death. Exceptionally bright, kind, modest, and witty, Alan not only led the world of engineering science in some of the largest and most ambitious mines around the world, he was at all times unfailingly devoted to his wife, his children, his grandchildren and all his family and Friends. Alan is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Diane (Nicki) LAW (née McGLADE,) his beloved daughters Elizabeth Ann (Robert VOGTLE;) Diane Millicent (Greg DAVIES,) and Nancy-Jane (Iain TAILOR/TAYLOR;) by grandchildren Mathew, Jennifer and Laura VOGTLE; Emily and Simon TAILOR/TAYLOR, and Sean DAVIES. Alan leaves behind his two brothers in England, John Geoffrey LAW and David Thomas LAW. He is dearly loved by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and 29 nieces and nephews. No one was blessed with more loyal or caring Friends than Alan, many spanning decades of memorable years with Alan and Nicki at the cottage in Muskoka or around the bridge table. The LAW family gratefully acknowledges the commitment and care delivered by cardiologist Dr. Anthony GRAHAM for over 25 years; and by the wonderful home care workers from the Etobicoke Community Care Access Centre. Funeral services will be held at St. Georges On-The-Hill, 4600 Dundas Street West on Tuesday, February 21, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it was Alan's preference that any donations be directed to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, c/o Dr. Gordon Moe's Research Program in Congestive Heart Failure, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8

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CHEESMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
DESJARDINS, Carol Anne (née CHEESMAN)
Passed away peacefully at the age of 57 with her husband of 30 years, Robert (Bob) at her side, on Friday, March 10th, 2006, at the Toronto General Hospital, following a lengthy and courageous battle with complications from a liver transplant last October. Loving mother of Richard and Marc. Dear sister of Judy REID (Wayne,) and sister-in-law Diane GUAY (Claude.) Loving aunt of Kate LORD (Doug) and Doug (Colleen), Michel (Sophie), great-aunt to Kaitlyn and Mathew LORD, Sydney and Jack REID. Loving niece of Elsie SANDERS, predeceased by her parents Al and Eunice CHEESMAN of Chateauguay, Quebec. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 16th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations in lieu of flowers to: Toronto General Hospital - Liver Transplant Unit or the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

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CHEESMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
CHEESMAN, P. Keith
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in his 82nd year. Dearly loved husband of the late Shirley CHEESMAN. Loving Father of Paul and Debbie CHEESMAN of Willow Beach. Cherished grandfather of Maureen (Jason), Ryan (Shannon) and Coleen and great-grandfather of Rylee. Brother of Herb and Wilma. Funeral Service from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick 1-888-884-4486 on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. The family will recieve Friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place later at Glendale Memorial Gardens, Toronto. If desired, donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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CHEEVERS o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-04-01 published
BATTRAM, Bertha Anne
Peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 31, 2006. Bertha Anne BATTRAM of Woodstock and formerly of Brantford in her 90th year beloved wife of the late Ken BATTRAM (1982;) dear mother of Gary (Susan) of Woodstock, Brian (Deanna) of Quesnel, British Columbia loved grandmother of Wendy (Jeff), Rick, Lisa, and great-grandmother of Olivia; dear aunt of Bill (Wendy) CHEEVERS; predeceased by one brother and three sisters. Bertha was a member of Sydenham Street United Church, Brantford. She will be greatly missed by the quilting and bridge Friends in Brantford and Scotland. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Scotland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca

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CHEGAHNO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-07 published
FRANDSEN, Bernice Christine (CANTOIS)
Peacefully, with her family at her side at Gateway Haven in Wiarton on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006. The former Bernice Christine CANTOIS of Wiarton in her 81st year. Loving mother of Jim of R.R.#3 Wiarton Pat and her husband Guy CHEGAHNO, of R.R.#5 Wiarton; and Pete, of Arizona. Cherished grandmother of Jake (FRANDSEN;) Jennifer, Lindsay, Janna, Sarah, Stacey, Cody, Rebekah, Kevin and Kyle (CHEGAHNO); Kristopher, Niels, and Jessie Lee (FRANDSEN); and great-grandmother of Noah, Olivia, Madeline, Devin, Jude, Sparrow, Lyric, Theron, Maverick, Malakee, Kyrah, Amber, Brandon, Paige and Megan. Dear sister of Myrtle and her husband Bernard HAMELIN, and Annie LEPAGE, all of Midland. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and Friends at Gateway Haven. Predeceased by husband Niels FRANDSEN and friend David FENNING. Bernice will be forever remembered for her love of family and selfless compassion toward anyone in need. A service celebrating Bernice's life will be conducted in the chapel of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 11: 00 o'clock, with visiting one hour prior to service. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Friends of Gateway, Alzheimer's Society, or Owen Sound Animal Shelter would be greatly appreciated. A Weeping Willow tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bernice. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com
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CHEGAHNO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-22 published
PERKINS- ROBINSON, Lisa Ann
Suddenly with her family by her side at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington Wednesday afternoon December 20, 2006. The former Lisa PERKINS of Burlington at the age of 36. Loved wife of Scott ROBINSON. Adored mother of Jeffrey and Jordan both at home. Treasured daughter of Gail and Tom NORRIS of R.R.#2, Wiarton and the late Bob PERKINS (1986.) Cherished sister of Leanne CHRISTIE and her husband Rob of R.R.#1, Hepworth, Kim CHEGAHNO and her husband Huss of Wiarton, Sandi AHRENS and her husband Gerry of Mitchell and Jennifer DAIGLE and her husband Mike of Brampton. Dear daughter-in-law of Jim and Bette ROBINSON of Burlington. Much loved aunt of Jared and Aidan CHRISTIE, Matthew, Joshua and Lucas CHEGAHNO, Kyla and Kady DAIGLE, Jim Jr. and Lindsay ROBINSON and Grace ROBINSON. Lisa will be deeply missed by her brothers-in-law Jamie ROBINSON and Jeff and his wife Janine ROBINSON all of Burlington. Lovingly remembered by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her grandparents Jack and Bawn DOWNS and Norma and Rex CRUICKSHANK. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Owen Sound Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hepworth. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Hospital, London would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Lisa by the Downs and son Funeral Home.
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CHELLIAH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
RAJARATNAM, Ernest Dharmarajah
Peacefully at home, on February 28, 2006 in his 70th year. Loving husband of Shanti (née CURTIS.) Loving father of Justin and Jayne RAJARATNAM, Shanika and Roshan ABRAHAM. Loving Appa of Kieran RAJARATNAM. son of Mrs. Nesam and the late Mr. S.C. RAJARATNAM. Beloved brother of Ratna and Jimmy RAJARATNAM and Chandra and the late Donald CHELLIAH. Family and Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. (just west of Warden) Friday, March 3 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Highland Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 9: 15 a.m. Private family cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Blind Mission.

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CHELMAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-30 published
ASHBURN, Sadie Allison (née HILLER)
Age 71, of Petrolia, formerly on Sunday May 28, 2006. Loving mother of Allen (Mary Ann) ASHBURN, Mount Brydges; Richard (Shannon) ASHBURN, London; Randy (Jeannette) ASHBURN, Bothwell; Steve (Tracy) ASHBURN, Alberta; David (Norma) ASHBURN, Richmond, British Columbia Sandra CHELMAK and friend Andy, Appin. Dear grandmother of Jennifer (Jamie) McRITCHIE, Crystal ASHBURN and Jay, Erin, Jillian, and Andrew ASHBURN, Candice, Stacey, Adam and Taylor ASHBURN, Jodi, Courtney, Steven, Parker and Hunter ASHBURN, Carson CHELMAK. Great-grandmother of Robin and Jessie McRITCHIE and Valley. Survived by four brothers and eight sisters as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Wilbert and Gertie (WARD) HILLER, Harold ASHBURN (2005 and sister Linda BOYLE (2002.) Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Visitation Center, 233 Cameron St. Corunna on Thursday June 1, 2006 one hour prior to the funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Steve FILYER officiating. Interment Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Arthritis Society. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 864-1193

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CHELONIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-27 published
BOUNTIS, Mary (née THEOFILOPOULOS)
It is with great sadness that the beloved family of George and Mary BOUNTIS announce Mary's peaceful passing on Friday, May 26, 2006 after a brave and courageous battle with ailing health. Mary loved her family and Friends unselfishly and brought an enormous amount of joy into their lives. She will be remembered for her strength, generosity and love for life. Mary was the beloved wife of the late George BOUNTIS. Dear mother of Panagiota (Pana) and Elias (Louie) BOUNTIS. Cherished daughter of Stavros and the late Vasiliki THEOFILOPOULOS. Will be deeply missed by sister Patra DEMETRIOS, brother Stelios THEOFILOPOULOS and sister Eva PISPIDIKIS. She will be forever loved and missed by her many Friends and family. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road W. on Monday, May 29, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS, Father Demetrios TZANETEAS, Father Demetrios CHELONIS and Father Efstathios KONTORAVDIS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the chapel on Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre or towards the iconostasis of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. On line condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. BOUNTIS.

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CHELONIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
PERPAROS, George
At London Health Science Centre, University Hospital on Thursday, July 20, 2006, George PERPAROS of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Konstantina (Dina.) Dear father of Athanasios PERPAROS of Toronto and Matina and her husband John NEWMAN of Burlington and loved by two granddaughters Georgia and Victoria NEWMAN. Dear brother of Bill PERPAROS of Arizona, John and his wife Helen PERPAROS of London, Peter and his wife Diane PERPAROS of California, Maria and her husband George MICHALOPOULOS of Lambeth, Voula and her husband George ECONOMOUS of London and Pat and her husband Tom STAMOULIS of London and brother-in-law Sotiris KALDIS and his wife Diamanto and sister-in-laws Diamanto and her husband George LADAS and Katerina and her husband Theodori DROUZIOS all of Greece. Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road West on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Father James CHELONIS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make donations to Diabetes Association or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Prayers will be held on Friday evening in the chapel at 8 p.m. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. PERPAROS.

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CHELONIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
BUZANIS, Louis
The family of the late Louis BUZANIS, wish to express our heartfelt and deepest gratitude to all our relatives. It was your comforting words and deeds that has helped us through this most difficult time. A special thank you to Chris and Georgina BUZANIS, Jim BUZANIS, Chris and Effie TSANTILAS for their generosity and comfort to us. We thank our dear Friends, neighbours and co-workers for the home visits, charitable donations, gift of food, cards and floral tributes. To the pallbearers; Frank BUZANIS, Mike BUZANIS, George ARVANITIS, Kosta MAKROSTERGIOS, Sam THEOCHARIS and George GELAKIS for their compassion and respect given to our Dad. We would also like to thank Jim SQUIRES and staff of Logan Funeral Home for their guidance. We thank Father Elias DROSSOS and Father CHELONIS for their spiritual and kind words spoken at our Dad's service. To the staff of the Greek Community Centre and the Ladies Philoptochos Society for helping with the refreshments. We are truly grateful to Gary KERHOULAS, for his heartfelt words of tribute to our Dad. Our Dad truly loved his family and will be deeply missed but not forgotten. "May his Memory be Eternal" The BUZANIS, Krug and Jorgensen Families.

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CHEMERYNSKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-22 published
ROMANIUK, Taras
After a courageous ten-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving and devoted family at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Taras Roman ROMANIUK of Rutherglen, passed away on Saturday, March 18th, 2006, one week before his 61st birthday. Beloved husband and soul-mate to Elly; cherished father of Kari, Steph and Tanya; loved son of Stefania CHEMERYNSKA and the late Ostap (Stan) ROMANIUK of Toronto. Dear brother of Boris ROMANIUK (Karen BRADLEY) of Uxbridge, Krystyna ROSS (Glenn) of Toronto, and Roma MITCHELL (Ken) of Port Hope. He is also survived by his dear Uncle Michael CHLOEPECKY, cousins Bohdan and Zenon MANDZIUK, and Jerry EVANS (Chloepecky,) as well as his five nephews Mathew, Yvan, Andrew, Stasj (James), and Alex. Taras was a respected teacher; a treasured friend; a kindred spirit - his many talents and creativity are an inspiration to all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will follow at a later date. As expressions of sympathy to honour his life, heartfelt contributions may be made to the The House of Kin/Maison de Kin, 1889 Rue Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3Z7 or the Worldwide Wellness Pain Control Organization, 406 Algonquin Ave., North Bay, Ontario P1B 4W5. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the McGuinty Funeral Home. On-line guest book / condolences / donations: www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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CHEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-03 published
YOUNG, Colin
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Colin's sudden death in his hometown of Golden, British Columbia, on July 1st, 2006, in his 33rd year as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He will be sadly missed by his wife Li Moy CHEN of Woodstock and his cherished children Noah and Camryn; loving parents Joan and Ted YOUNG all of Woodstock; dear brothers Warren (Anita) of Troy, Michigan and Christopher of Vancourver, B.C.. Survived by his twin nephews Jacob and Matthew. Son-in-law of Yao and Yu CHEN; brother-in-law of Fu CHEN, Lina CHEN and Lichu CHEN- YUNG. Colin was able to enjoy his love of the outdoors and mountains with a rewarding career in the ski and white water rafting industry. His wonderful smile, spirit, and love of life will be remembered. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, (519-539-0004). In lieu of flowers, contributions to a trust fund for Noah and Camryn would be appreciated. On line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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CHEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-05 published
YOUNG, Colin
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Colin's sudden death in his hometown of Golden, British Columbia, on July 1st, 2006, in his 33rd year as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He will be sadly missed by his wife Li Moy CHEN of Woodstock and his cherished children Noah and Camryn; loving parents Joan and Ted YOUNG all of Woodstock; dear brothers Warren (Anita) of Troy, Michigan and Christopher of Vancouver, B.C.. Survived by his twin nephews Jacob and Matthew. Son-in-law of Yao and Yu CHEN; brother-in-law of Fu CHEN, Lina CHEN and Lichu CHEN- YUNG. Colin was able to enjoy his love of the outdoors and mountains with a rewarding career in the ski and white water rafting industry. His wonderful smile, spirit, and love of life will be remembered. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario (519-539-0004) Thursday July 6, 2006 from 7-9 p.m., Friday July 7, 2006 from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (St. Rita's) 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Andrew KOWALCZYK, C.S.M.A. officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a trust fund for Noah and Camryn would be appreciated. On line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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CHEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
CHEN, Trevor Patrick
Born May 6th, 1944. After a short but intense battle with cancer, Pat, also lovingly known as "Papa Chen", passed away peacefully on Friday January 27th, 2006 at North York General Hospital, Toronto. He was a proud grandpa of Quincy and loving father of Camille and Sheryl. He will be deeply missed by his loving grand_son, daughters, wife Arlene, his brother Les and all of his other close family and Friends. He's God's Executive Chef now! A Funeral Service will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, (4 lights north of Hwy. 7) Markham, 905-305-8508 on Thursday February 2nd at 12: 00 noon. Following the service, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the lounge at Chapel Ridge. Private family cremation.

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CHEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
CHEN, Ivan Rhodes
Passed away peacefully at Tendercare Living Centre, March 7th, 2006, age 83. Beloved husband of Yee Lun. Devoted father of Christopher, Wendy and Joan. Proud grandfather of Rachel, Michael, Sebastian and Marcus. Loving brother of Oswald, Edna, Lydia, Carl, Cecile and George. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd and Alfred. Born in Kingston, Jamaica. Ran a successful grocery business in Spanish Town. Ivan was known for his generosity and devotion to family and Friends and will be dearly missed by all. Family and Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel", 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden Ave.) on Sunday, March 12th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church on Monday, March 13th, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m., 14 Highgate Dr. Interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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CHEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
CHEN, Shih
Age 87 years, on March 29, 2006 in Fudger House, Home for the Aged. Predeceased by her husband Chi Ta Li and remembered by her children Lily, Margaret, Rita, Helen, Oye San, Michael and their families. A Viewing will be held on Friday, March 31 from 5: 00-8:00 p.m. at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley).

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CHEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-06 published
SHIM, Sylvia Laura
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4th, 2006, in her 86th year, at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of Ronald SHIM with whom she spent 60 wonderful years; loving sister to Rita VIEIRA and dearest sister-in-law to Maureen SHIM, Sylvia LOQUAN, Eileen CHEN, Roma SHIM and Errol SHIM. Most loving aunt to Gerry and Denise, Leslie and Alison, Marisa and Ian and her many other nieces, nephews and their families. In accordance with Sylvia's wishes, a cremation has taken place. For those who wish to pay their respects, a memorial service will be held on Monday, April 10th at 10: 30 a.m. at the St. Elizabeth's Anglican Church at 5324 Bromley Road in Burlington, Ontario L7L 3G4. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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CHÉNARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-14 published
BOISJOLY, Fernand (1927-2006)
On September 12, 2006 at the age of 78 years, passed away peacefully. Mr. Fernand BOISJOLY, President of Hydro-Mac Inc., and former President of Fluid Power Society. He leaves to mourn his wife Suzanne CROISETIÈRE and his four children Louise (André CHÉNARD,) André (Marie-Josée FILION,) Christiane and Luc (Jean-Louise HEPWORTH,) as well as 8 grandchildren who cherished him: Guillaume, François, Laurent, Simon, Caroline, Geneviève, Anne and Isabelle. He also leaves to mourn his sister-in-law Marthe CROISETIÈRE (René PAQUIN,) his nephew Pierre PAQUIN (Marie GÉLINAS) and niece Elyse PAQUIN (Robert CANTIN) and numerous other relatives and good Friends. The family will receive relatives and Friends at Complexe Funéraire Magnus Poirier Inc., 10526 Blvd. St. Laurent, Montréal, corner Prieur Tel: 514-727-2847, on Thursday, September 14 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m., as well as Friday as of 9 a.m. A religious service will be celebrated in Saint-André Apôtre Church on Prieur St. on Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Foundation Cité de la Santé, Tel: 450-975-5347, would be greatly appreciated.

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CHENERY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-11 published
ANDERSON, Paul Chenery
(Major, Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, retired)
Passed away gently in the arms of his children on October 7, 2006. Born in Toronto on May 16, 1916, the eldest son of Oscar Victor ANDERSON and Isabella St. Clair CHENERY, Paul had 90 years of life, and leaves a fine and enduring legacy of accomplishment to his family, and to Canada. The brother of the late Isabella CONWAY of Guelph, Frances PEARSON of Vancouver, and Doctor David ANDERSON of Maple, he was an outstanding student, athlete, soldier, professional engineer, husband, father and grandfather. The valedictorian on graduation from Humberside Collegiate Institute, he was also a starting guard on the Humberside senior basketball team which won the Dominion of Canada Championship in 1934. He was a leading figure at the University of Toronto, where he was President of the Engineering Society of the School of Practical Science in 1939. Graduating with an engineering degree, he worked at Ferranti, a major United Kingdom electrical and electronics equipment firm. He married the late Phyllis Irene HANNAFORD of Toronto at High Park United Church in early 1941, to share their love of dancing for life. The honeymoon was interrupted as he had volunteered for duty with the Canadian Army. He sailed overseas to the United Kingdom, where he eventually took part in the Normandy Invasion, serving with honour, in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and finally Germany. After Victory in Europe and in Japan were secured, he returned to Canada and, retired from the military, worked for Canada Electric, the consulting firm MacGregor-Anderson which he co-founded, and later with the Toronto Board of Education. He was married to his beloved Phyllis for 60 years, and was the devoted father of William Victor ANDERSON, Carole Chenery JEROME, both of Toronto, and Bruce Edward ANDERSON of Laguna Niguel, California. He was a wonderful father-in-law to Lise ANDERSON and Christina ANDERSON, and a loving grandfather to Anne-Marie, Lindsey, Thomas, Joshua and Matthew, who all called him 'Bubba', with affection. Paul continued his athletic career for decades and was a solid skier and tennis player, finally, but reluctantly, retiring from downhill skiing at age 76. Not giving up very easily, he joined a Superfitness club after turning 80. He was also a skilled vegetable gardener, and travelled with Phyllis in North America, Europe and Hawaii. There will be a brief visitation, a memorial service, and a reception afterwards, commencing at 2 p.m. Saturday October 14, 2006, at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Winder mere, east of the Jane subway), Toronto, 416 767 3153. We will be delighted to see Friends and family there, and of course flowers are most welcome as a touch of this happy celebration of a good life, welllived. Now he has left for the unknown territory ahead of us all. He had a good and strong spirit, a high and thoughtful intelligence, and a loyal and faithful heart. They And And And gave him light in his ways, love, and a space for delight; beauty, and length of days, night, and sleep in the night. We will miss him, and we now wish him dancing in the stars.

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CHENERY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
CHENERY, Kevin Douglas (aka Uncle Chunks)
Suddenly at home, in his 41st year, on Monday, January 2, 2006. Beloved husband of Caroline. Loving father of Carly, Stuart and Mackenzie. Dear son of Marion and the late George CHENERY, brother of Leeanne MURRAY and her husband Glenn. Kevin will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. (N.E. corner of Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Dundas St.). Cremation to follow. Donations made to the Hospital for Sick Children Hearing Clinic would be appreciated by the family.

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CHENETTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-12 published
McLAREN, Jacqueline Mabel (née O'NEIL)
At the home of daughter Fara CHENETTE of Corbeil on Tuesday October 10th 2006 at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of 48 years to Donald McLAREN (pre-deceased.) Dear mother of Fara (Dale CHENETTE) of North Bay, Douglas (Gerri) of Owen Sound and Malcolm (friend Mona) of Conn, Ontario. She will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren Derek (Marilynn,) Jeff and Brad CHENETTE, Shara (Joe BYRNE), Tia, Kristofer, Nickolas, Lincoln and one great-grandchild Tyler CHENETTE. Pre-deceased by her father and mother (Dave and Gabriel O'NEIL) and father-in-law (Austin McLAREN.) Also fondly remembered by her mother-in-law (Eva McLAREN,) immediate family members brothers and sisters Dave (Monica) of B.C., Barry (Mary) of Manitoulin Island, Eileen (Bernard JACKSON) of Sudbury, Richard (pre-deceased,) Carol (Jim BAILEY) of B.C,, Michael (Lynn pre-deceased) of Kingston, John (Shirley) of Val Caron, Susan (Henry) of Etobicoke, Randy (pre-deceased) Irene of Sudbury, Stuart of Sudbury and brother-in-law Elwin (Doris) McLAREN of Sudbury. Jacquie was a member of the Barbara Cook School Of Ballet, Levack/Onaping and Temagami United Church Women and the Temagami Junior Choir. Jacquie was also a very active member of the Temagami Community Sport (figure skating, badminton, minor hockey and guiding). At her request, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at a later date. Her family will gratefully acknowledge donations in lieu of flowers to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Jacquie. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillside Funeral Services, 362 Airport Rd. North Bay.

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CHENEVOTOT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-11 published
TETU, George
At Seaforth Manor Nursing Home, on Monday, January 9, 2006. George R. TETU of Vitry-le-Francois, France, Cambridge (Preston) Ontario, and Seaforth in his 85th year. Husband of the late Josefa (Klimt) TETU and father of Robert (Cora) TETU of Beechwood and Jean (Pierre) CHENEVOTOT of Victoria Harbour. Survived by sisters Simone and Anne Marie, and predeceased by brother Maurice and sister Genevieve, all of France. A small memorial service will be held for family and Friends at Seaforth Manor, details to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth. Condolences online at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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CHENEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
BUCHNER, Lt. Col. William Rolland, M.C., M.I.D., C.D., C.D.S.M., Q.C.
Peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, May 15, 2006 in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Dorothy BUCHNER. Loving father of Bill and his wife Elaine, John BUCHNER all of London, Anne and her husband Ken CHENEY, Joan and her husband Bill ACKEHURST, all of Barrie-Innisfil, Jane and her husband the Rev. Peter TOWNSHEND of Waterloo. Grandfather of William BUCHNER, Ken, Tim and Cynthia CHENEY, Allison ACKEHURST, and Anna, Christopher, Andrew, and David TOWNSHEND. Brother of Ross (predeceased) and his wife Marion BUCHNER of Durham, Palmer WESTGATE and his late wife Elaine of London, the late Andy and Annette BUCHNER of Fort Wayne, Indiana and predeceased by his brother-in-law Bernard and his wife Emma LOVERIDGE of Toronto. Bill graduated from Stratford Collegiate, attended the University of Western Ontario, and served in World War 2 as Forward Observation Officer, 23rd Field Regiment (S.P.) at Caen, Falaise Gap, Kapelsche Veer, the Rhine and Hochald Gap. After attending Osgoode Hall, Bill commenced the practice of law in London in 1948. He was Past President of the Middlesex Law Association, Past Chairman of the London Board of Education, Past President of the Corps of Commissionaires, Founding Director of the London Bar Admission Course, proud Commander of the Seventh Field Regiment of Wolseley Barracks London, author of "Canada Ours to Defend", caring and active member of the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted in the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist, 280 Saint_James Street at Wellington by the Rev. Canon Donald R. FORD on Thursday, May 18 at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment in Kintore Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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CHENEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
SIPPEL, Adelaide Christina (née SKOWBY)
Passed away on Friday October 6, 2006 at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus. Adelaide resided in Milverton and was formerly of R.R.#1 Thedford. She was born 70 years ago in Stratford and was the daughter of the late Edmund and Adelaide BLACKLER) SKOWBY. Adelaide was a member of Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Milverton and was a member of the Circle of Friends. She also was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, Milverton. Beloved wife of Glen SIPPEL for 48 years. Dear mother of Eva SIPPEL of Forest, Eric and Anita SIPPEL of Stoney Creek, Ean and Sharon SIPPEL and Emily SIPPEL all of Cambridge. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Adam, Julianna, Keali and Jacob. Fondly remembered by her sisters Anne and Jack DELEPLANQUE of Stratford, Sharyn and Jack CHENEY of Woodstock, Barbara HANDS of Stratford and her brothers Ted and Gloria SKOWBY, Allan and Lorraine SKOWBY and George and Denise SKOWBY all of Stratford. Also remembered by the SIPPEL Family. Predeceased by a brother-in-law John HANDS. Family and Friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday October 12, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church with Pastor Christie MORROW officiating with cremation to follow. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, the Mennonite Central Committee or Victoria Hospital Critical Care Trauma Centre.

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CHENEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
Taps for Alfred
A beloved old soldier dies, leaving mysteries about his past unsolved, Peter CHENEY writes
By Peter CHENEY, Page M3
To some, Alfred FINLEY was a tragic icon of the Second World War, a man who had risked his life for his country only to end his days in grinding poverty, living in a Toronto garage with no running water.
Central Casting could not have found a more poignantly photogenic symbol of war than Mr. FINLEY, with his dignified face and rheumy blue eyes -- when Remembrance Day rolled around, he was photographed and filmed again and again in his Black Watch uniform, tears running down his cheeks as he recalled past battles and fallen Friends.
But to others, he was a fraud, with a military history that didn't add up and a uniform that looked like it had been pieced together as a costume by a man who wanted the limelight.
After The Globe and Mail featured him in a story two years ago, recounting an amazing military history including battles at Anzio and Tobruk and wading ashore on D-Day, veterans suggested that Mr. FINLEY was not all that he claimed to be -- the Black Watch regiment, they pointed out, didn't participate in many of the battles that Mr. FINLEY recounted. Others said his medals and insignia were not consistent. A Black Watch Association member said he could not have done all the things he said he did -- or seemed to believe that he had.
But confronted by the discrepancies, Mr. FINLEY stood by his version: "That's how I remember it," he said.
This week, the final chapter in Mr. FINLEY's strangely compelling story played out in a Brampton cemetery when he was lowered into the earth in a simple wooden casket, dressed in his disputed uniform and surrounded by people who loved him, whether his story was real or invented -- or a combination of both.
"He wasn't just a soldier to me," said Barbara HALE- FRENSCH, a teacher who befriended Mr. FINLEY more than a decade ago and considered him the "adopted grandfather" to her children. "He was a wonderful old man with a kind heart who gave away everything he had to others."
By the time of his death at the age of 86, due to complications from cancer, Mr. FINLEY had become a local character in Toronto's High Park neighbourhood, where he spent his days drinking coffee in the local McDonald's, talking to residents and cruising in his electric scooter. (He lost one of his legs due to infection after the war.)
As the 2004 Globe story recounted, he lived in abject poverty, paying $600 of his $1,000 veteran's pension to landlord Maryann SCHENBRI, who rented him space in her garage.
He was a fixture at veterans' events, rigging himself up in his Black Watch uniform and medals for the Canadian National Exhibition Warriors' Day Parade every August, and for Remembrance Day ceremonies at Old City Hall in November. He appeared in newspapers and television newscasts more than half a dozen times. "An Old Vet Remembers," one headline read.
In 1996, a photograph of Mr. FINLEY was nominated for a National Newspaper Award. His face still appears on a National Defence website.
Mr. FINLEY's passing has not made his record available -- Department of National Defence spokesmen said military records remain sealed for 20 years after death, although military officials have confirmed that an Alfred FINLEY served overseas during the Second World War.
But those who knew him best say that questions about his record should not define him.
"People knew that at least part of the story was made up," says Sherry LOW/LOWE/LOUGH- BERNIE, a High Park Pilates instructor who saw Mr. FINLEY almost every day since 2004. "People kept saying that he wasn't for real. I said, Who cares? He volunteered for his country, and he wasn't hurting anyone. It really isn't about the details of his military record. It's about an old soldier who lived in a garage without running water. Nobody should have to live the way he did."
Ms. HALE- FRENSCH, who delivered the eulogy at Mr. FINLEY's funeral, wept as she recalled how the old soldier would come to Runnymede School every morning to listen to her band rehearse, and run errands for her on his scooter. "What's important is that he loved people, and that people loved him," she said. "It's not about the details of what he really did."
Even so, many noticed that Mr. FINLEY's war stories grew and shifted over the years, often accumulating pathos and detail. He told one friend about going ashore at Normandy, but later said that he had been in Berlin on the same date. He told Ms. HALE- FRENSCH about a dramatic rescue in North Africa, where he pulled five British soldiers out of a tank that had been hit by German fire just moments before it exploded. Soon after, he told her, he had been summoned by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, who had awarded him a medal.
Gail CATNEY, an executive assistant who met Mr. FINLEY on the streets of High Park in the early 1990s, said she had been struck by his generosity. Though he was poor, he refused handouts, and often brought gifts for her, she said, recalling the time he brought her a Delft vase. "My heart went out to him," she said. "He was alone, and he had nothing."
Ms. CATNEY was one of a handful of mourners who attended Mr. FINLEY's burial this week. He never married, and had no close family in Toronto. His service was paid for by the Last Post fund, which is funded by Veterans Affairs and private donations.
Mr. FINLEY was dressed in his Black Watch uniform and cap, and a piper played Amazing Grace as his flag-draped casket was lifted by the pallbearers. The military was represented by Master Corporal Victoria LOGAN- WHITE/WHYTE, a young cadet with the 75th Toronto Scottish Regiment who had often accompanied Mr. FINLEY to veterans' events. "I knew him my whole life," she said.
Ms. CATNEY cried as she placed a red plastic poppy on Mr. FINLEY's casket before it was lowered into the grave. "Goodbye, Alfred," she said. "We love you."
Another friend of Mr. FINLEY's listened to the eulogy, then noted sadly that his possessions were sitting out on the street less than 24 hours after his death. "His mattress was at the curb, and everything he owned was in five garbage bags," she said.
Ms. SCHENBRI, his landlady, wouldn't talk about her former tenant this week, but once said that she saw nothing wrong with his living arrangements, despite the lack of plumbing and the fact that he had no privacy, since she walked through his room to get to her car.
"Please," she said. "He's like my father."
Ms. SCHENBRI did not attend Mr. FINLEY's funeral this week.

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