CHUBATY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
SCARROW, Dorthy (née SMITH)
Peacefully, at her residence, on Friday, October 20, 2006, Dorthy SCARROW, (née SMITH,) 57 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of Guy SCARROW. Dear mother of Brenda and Aaron CHUBATY and their children, Rodney and Breanna HARRIS of Petrolia and Craig and Jodi SCARROW and their children Jacob, Jaret and Jaymie of Petrolia. Dear daughter of Eva and the late Willard (1977) SMITH of Ridgetown. Dear sister of Ken and Shirley SMITH of Vancouver Island, Wayne and Judy SMITH, Marlene and Paul KIRBY and Marilyn and Randy CROW all of Ridgetown, Donna SAINE of Nanaimo, British Columbia and the late Robert SMITH (1993) and his wife Lynda of Victoria, British Columbia. Dear daughter-in-law of William and Betty SCARROW of Sarnia. Dear sister-in-law of Judy and Garry WILCOCKS of Thedford, Roger and Doreen SCARROW of Sarnia, Doug and Carol SCARROW of Komoka, David SCARROW of London, Susan MANDERS of Glencoe, Dean and Irene SCARROW of Brigden, Danny SCARROW of Wallaceburg, Betty Jo and John INGLES of Sarnia and Lynn Marie SCARROW of Sarnia. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Ken POWELL officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Victorian Order of Nurses or the London Regional Cancer Centre. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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CHUBBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
LEPRICH, John Otto
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga on January 3, 2006, at the age of 82. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda, step-son Eric CHUBBS, son Dr. David (Vicki) LEPRICH, daughter Karen (Dave) COURT, grandchildren Kaitlin, Alana, Lauren, Lamont and great-grand_son Wiley; brothers Carl (Patricia) of Petrolia, Hamilton (Mary Ann) of Barrie, Edward (Sylvia) of Milton and William (Michal) of Cobourg; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his first wife Madeline, daughter Leynne, sister Elsie MELSON, and parents John and Elizabeth LOEPRICH. John's family immigrated to Canada from Romania when he was 6. He was raised in Hanover and was always proud of being a "Hanover boy". As a young teenager, he was chosen three years consecutively to be in the Ontario Youth Orchestra. He was an accomplished trumpet player. John was a member of the Legion for many years. In 1945, John was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. As a Bison Squadron mid-upper gunner, he defended his Lancaster aircraft from the world's first fighter jet, being the first Canadian to shoot down the Messerschmidt 262, despite the malfunctioning electrical firing circuit of his guns. This past summer, John was inducted into the Canada Veterans Hall of Valour in Ottawa. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday, January 5, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, January 6 at Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row in Mississauga. If desired, donations may be made in John's memory to Cooksville United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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CHUBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-08 published
FRASER, G. Hadden " Had"
Of R.R.#4 Embro (a dedicated and faithful employee of Cold Springs Farm, Thamesford for many years) passed away at Tex San Heart Hospital, San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, after a courageous struggle with Heart Disease, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Irene (HOARE.) Dear father of Lynda and Mark STATLER and Jill and Jerry CHUBERT all of New Braunfels, Texas and Grant and Neeta FRASER of Alpine, Utah. Also loved by 9 grandchildren Bobby, Amy and Alec Hadden STATLER, Lara, Nisa, Maya and Gavin Hadden FRASER, and Meagan and Nicki CHUBERT. Brother of Bruce and Thelma FRASER of Alliston and Moran and Marilyn FRASER of R.R.#4 Embro. Also sadly missed by 2 special pet dogs, his Rottweiler "Molly" and his special mutt "Doodle". Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 3 p.m. Reverend Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Cremation with Interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Oxford County Humane Society.

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CHUBRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
CHUBRY, Maud " Chippy" (née CHIPMAN)
After a courageous battle with Parkinson's and Cancer at the age of eighty-four years, Maud passed away in Toronto on April 3rd, 2006. She will be forever remembered by those who loved and knew her. Maud, you're finally in the arms of your beloved Harry, may you look down on us and smile. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the R.S. Kane Funeral Home. Condolences - www.rskane.ca.

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CHUCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
CHIN, Noel
Peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Scarborough Grace Hospital. Noël will be missed by his devoted wife Claire. Dear father of Cary, Sharon (Bill McMURRAY), and Donna (Troy CHUCK). Proud grandfather of his "little ones" Natalie and Kristina. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East (just west of Warden) for visitation on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m., Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 14 Highgate Dr., Markham. Interment at Elgin Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CHUDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
BURRIDGE, Angela
The family of the late Angela BURRIDGE wish to express their heartfelt thanks to our relatives, Friends, neighbours and co-workers and the staff at Kensington Village for all their loving support, acts of kindness and sympathy, floral tributes, mass cards, charitable donations, cards of sympathy and visits during our great loss of a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Special thanks to father Wes CHUDY of Mary Immaculate Parish for the beautiful Funeral Mass and Homily and to Chaplain Maureen Dwyer for the outstanding eulogy, it was wonderful you got to know Mom so well. Thanks to the choir, the music was beautiful, and to the Catholic Woman's League for the delicious luncheon. Sincere thanks to the pallbearers, gift bearers and the readers, a job well done. Sincerely Cathy, Dave, Rick, Barb, Tim and their families.

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CHUI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-02 published
CHUI, Leslie
Our beloved daughter, sister, and wife passed away unexpectedly at Gantham hospital, Hong Kong just before 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday September 29th, 2006 at the age of 33. Cherished wife of Vincent SHEK, precious daughter of Keith and Sandie CHUI of Markham, loving sister of Linda, Grace, and Ian CHUI of Markham and adored "Leslie EE" to Katherine and Elizabeth INGLIS of Markham. A mass will be held on Monday Oct 2nd at 8 p.m. at St. Timothy's Parish. 21 Leigh Hill Road, North York. M2J 1Y9. Her remains will be returned to Toronto later this month and a funeral service will be held at that time. Donations may be made to the LAM Canada Fund at http://www.lamcanada.org

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CHUI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-19 published
CHUI, Leslie
Our beloved daughter, sister, and wife passed away unexpectedly at Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong early in the a.m. of September 30th, 2006 at the age of 33. Cherished wife of Vincent SHEK, precious daughter of Keith and Sandie CHUI of Markham, loving sister of Linda, Grace, and Ian CHUI of Markham and much-adored "Leslie EE" to Katherine and Elizabeth INGLIS of Markham. Visitation on Thursday October 19th, 5-9 p.m. at Ogden Funeral Homes 4164 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough. Funeral Mass on Friday October 20th at 11 a.m. at Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church, 2755 Denison Street, Markham. Burial following the Mass at Christ the King Cemetery, 7770 Steeles Avenue East, Markham. Donations may be made to the LAM Canada Fund at http:// www.lamcanada.org

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CHUI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
RICCI, Anna
Peacefully, with her family by her side on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at the Trillium Health Centre-Mississauga, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Nicola for 57 years. Cherished mother to Riziero, Maria Teresa and her husband David CHUI, Giancarlo and his wife Anna, and Aleandra and her husband Philip CAPUTI. Loving Nonna to Nicholas, Astrid, Cassandra, Ryan, Cristian and David. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Dominic's Church, 625 Atwater Ave. (at Cawthra), Mississauga on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment Glen Oaks Mausoleum. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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CHULI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
CHULI, Anna (née KRISTANOVA- EPERJESI)
Suddenly and peacefully, on Wednesday February 8th, 2006 at William Osler Health Centre - Peel Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Michael CHULI (January 30th, 2003.) Loving mother of Marian EIBBITT and her husband Ken and Gloria BURNS and her husband Wayne. Cherished and loved "grandma" of Christa and Sean BURNS. Survived by her dear brother Stefan and his wife Ann and their children Jan, Zuzana and Petra, and sister Ruzena OROS and her husband Ladislav and their children Diana KLEIN and her son Jonathan; Richard OROS and his wife Ivanka and their daughter Elenka; and Maria NAGY and her children Ladislav and Imrich, and niece Vierka and nephew Miroslav, and predeceased by her brother Milan EPERJESI. Friends may call on Tuesday February 14th, from 1-9 p.m. (Prayers at 7: 30 p.m.) at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Catholic Cathedral of Transfiguration, (10350 Woodbine Avenue), on Wednesday February 15th, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church Building Fund, 5255 Thornwood Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 3J3, 905-712-1200, Eparchy Sts. Cyril & Methodius, 10350 Woodbine Avenue Markham, Ontario, L6C 1H9, 905-737-2797, or to the William Osler Health Centre Foundation - Peel Memorial Hospital Brampton, 20 Lynch Street, Brampton, Ontario, L6W 2Z8, 905-796-4018. Condolences - www.rskane.ca Anna's kindness, generosity, Friendships and enthusiasm in life was only surpassed by the love she held for her beloved Mike.

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CHUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-24 published
Frank MURRAY, Radio Executive (1918-2006)
Small-town Ontario broadcaster made his mark on the national scene
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- From the air to the radio station, sound was the big noise in Frank MURRAY's life. He was a long-time friend of former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, covered Winston Churchill's funeral as a radio reporter and helped shape broadcasting in the Ontario venues of Belleville, Trenton and Bancroft.
The son of a professor of music at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, he grew up to join an insurance company as a sales executive but headed for Northern Ireland soon after the Second World War began to enlist in the Royal Air Force.
He spent six years as a flight lieutenant and Coastal Command air gunner, one of very few commissioned officers to serve in that role. In 1943-44, he was engaged in a special mission that altered his life dramatically: He was sent to an air force base in Picton, Ontario, to help prepare air crews for warfare as part of the vast British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. It was a large, busy base and on Saturday nights, busloads of young, local women arrived at the officers' mess to attend dances and other social functions. One night Mr. MURRAY met Isobel STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Belleville, Ontario, and one thing led to another. They were married March 11, 1944, at the base and soon afterward he returned to the war in Europe. Isobel followed later on a ship full of war brides.
"As it was war time, they had no idea of when they would dock in England but Dad flew Coastal Command and kept an eye on the ship," daughter Pam MURRAY said. "He was the first person to greet the boatload of wives and kids and somehow managed to get some flowers. Mom and Dad left on a train for Northern Ireland the next day. Mom was there for the better part of a year when she found out she was pregnant with me and came back to Belleville."
When the war ended, Mr. MURRAY joined his wife in Belleville and worked at odd jobs before landing a sales position at CJBQ Radio. By 1959, he had been made general manager. Over the years, he took CJBQ from a 500-watt medium enterprise to a four-station network that included CKGL-FM in Belleville, CJTN in Trenton and CJNH in Bancroft.
Veteran broadcaster Dave SOVEREIGN still remembers the day Mr. MURRAY hired him. "I was a radio and television arts student at Ryerson in Toronto and one day in 1960, Frank came from Belleville because he wanted a summer student.
"There were seven people who auditioned for him and he chose me. Then the following year, I was hired full-time as a newsman and eventually became the news director. I worked 28 years for Quinte Broadcasting."
While he worked mostly in management, Mr. MURRAY would often get behind the microphone or hit the road as a reporter. When former British prime minister Winston Churchill died in 1965, Mr. MURRAY attended the funeral and sent live reports back to the station.
"That was pretty unique and big news in Belleville to have someone like Frank travelling all the way to London to cover the funeral," Mr. SOVEREIGN said. In much the same way, Mr. MURRAY also reported the royal wedding of Princes Charles and Lady Diana
Closer to home, he twice put crews together and took them to Montreal to cover Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympics, and once caused a stir by accompanying external affairs minister Mitchell Sharp on an around-the-world visit. He pulled off a media coup by doing a live show with Mr. Sharp from the back of the plane. "We got scooped by a guy from a small station in Belleville," said CTV reporter Mike Duffy.
Mr. MURRAY also stole a march or two as a broadcast executive. In the early years of cable television, he acquired an operating licence for Quinte Cable Systems, which today claims 80 per cent penetration of its market. At the time, it was second such licence issued in Canada.
"Frank got that licence for only $25," recalls Don LAWRIE, formerly a senior executive with Thomson Newspapers, which went into a partnership on the project. "At first, Ken Thomson, the owner, didn't want to get involved because he thought the government would think we would have a monopoly. Finally, I suggested to Ken that we approach Frank and the Morton family about being a local partner."
Frank MURRAY also had a keen interest in local education. He was instrumental in setting up a radio-broadcasting program at Belleville's Loyalist College and founded and directed radio-club programs in Belleville and Trenton high schools.
For all that, his influence extended well beyond the region. He sat on the board of directors of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and was president of the Central Canada Broadcasters Association, both considered unusual achievements for a small-market radio executive. "Usually it was the big guys, CHUM, etc., who sat on those boards," Pam MURRAY said.
On the political front, Mr. MURRAY engaged in a lifelong relationship with Mr. Trudeau and the Liberal party. At a fundraiser in Belleville in the 1970s, Mr. Trudeau asked him to run as a candidate in a federal riding. He declined the invitation but the two men remained Friends. When Mr. Trudeau died, Mr. MURRAY attended his funeral.
Frank MURRAY was born on February 13, 1918 in Dublin, Ireland. He died January 24, 2006, in Belleville, Ontario of natural causes. He was 87. He is survived by his daughter Pam and sons Kevin and Stewart. He was predeceased by his wife Isobel.

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CHUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-29 published
FORTIER, Hélène (née DUPRÉ) (1945-2006)
À l'Île-des-Soeurs, le 26 mai 2006, à l'âge de 60 ans est décédée Hélène FORTIER, épouse d'André FORTIER et fille de Dame Marguerite Bernier CLÉMENT et Louis DUPRÉ. Outre son époux et sa mère, elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants et leurs conjoints Dominique (Wayne HANSEN,) Lucie, et Claude (MarieLaurence FORTIN,) son frère André et ses soeurs, Yolande et Nicole DUPRÉ, ainsi que ses belles-soeurs et beauxfrères Marie FORTIER (Alex BALOGH,) Jeannette FORTIER (Dwight FOUBERT) et Jacques FORTIER (Christiane CÔTÉ.) S'ajoutent les petits enfants Auguste, Matisse, Tyler, Cézanne et Mathieu. Madame FORTIER était présidente fondatrice de la société Les Immeubles Hélène Fortier Inc. et était très active dans le domaine immobilier, principalement à l'Île-des-Soeurs. La famille désire remercier le personnel de l'Entraide Ville-Marie, du centre local de services communautaires Verdun, et des départements de Pneumologie et d'Oncologie du CHUM. La famille accueillera parents et amis à la Communauté chrétienne Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys, 286 Elgar, Île-des-Soeurs, à partir de 13 hres mardi, le 30 mai et une messe suivra a 14 hres. En guise de sympathie, des dons à la Fondation du Doctor Maurice Bertrand seraient appréciés. Direction Groupe Yves Légaré Alfred Dallaire www.adyl.com (514) 595-1500

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CHUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-17 published
MOE, Roy Ingram
By Glenda MacNAUGHTON; Avery HAINES, Page A14
Husband, father, grandfather, television pioneer. Born December 25, 1920 in Aylmer, Ontario Died April 17 at home in Gilford, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 85.
Roy Ingram MOE was born at Christmas, a nice little present for his folks. He was a gift that kept on giving, especially for his sister Barbara who came along 18 months later. Barbara calls Roy her hero, the one who didn't say much but who was always there when needed. Their childhood was marked by many ups and downs complicated by their mother's chronic illness. There were lots of moves. To Port Dover for fresher air. To Port Bruce -- and back to Aylmer.
When Roy and Barbara were teenagers, they moved to Galt. Roy soon settled into high-school and was becoming known for his talent at the arena, not for hockey -- but for dancing on roller skates. Roy was a regular Fred Astaire on wheels, tossing the girls up in the air and over his shoulder like a pro. Some Toronto scouts even asked him to perform in the big city.
Unfortunately, this did not prove to be Roy's ticket to the Sports Hall of Fame. But it did usher in a passion for mastering all kinds of sports throughout his life. Swimming, water skiing, sailing, golf, downhill and cross-country skiing. And, at the age of 78, he took up surfing (the Internet, that is).
Shortly after the start of the Second World War, Roy joined the air force. Five years of war service in England gave Roy an appreciation for lots of things: Teamwork, dedication, patience and just plain being alive. Roy always said he was glad he turned down the chance to be a tail-gunner and opted for the job of radar operator.
Back at home Roy worked for CHUM Radio and later the pioneer television station Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Toronto he also met and married Norene. They soon had a family of three and were living in the one of the first suburbs of Toronto, Don Mills.
By 1971, Roy was on his own again, he called on Lucille ESSAM. They married in October 1971 and Roy became Dad to a second family two teenagers, Doug and Lee and nine-year-old Steven.
Roy was handsome. His co-workers called him the Silver Bullet because of his trademark silver locks, which had appeared when he was in his late twenties.
Roy was proud to have done technical production in the early days of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television. Everything was live, no retakes. Over the course of 25 years he did The Hit Parade, The Tommy Hunter Show, Royal visits, broadcasts of the Olympics, skating championships, the first live broadcast from the Arctic and Hockey Night in Canada with Foster Hewitt.
Retirement from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation only lasted so long and he was lured back to the bright lights, this time at TVO. Finally retiring for good Roy used his spare time to travel, fix the house, build a garden and help Lucille look after her dad.
As Roy's eyesight diminished to almost zero, he learned to make the disability disappear. He sat at his computer and felt his way along the keyboard to keep in touch with the rest of the world. If he couldn't read the fine print, so what? The world still offered Benny Goodman's big-band sound. There were still people to love, dogs to pat, squirrels to feed, chocolates to eat and maybe even a trip to try on something new at Eddie Bauer. So much do, so little time.
Quiet fellows can sometimes be overlooked if they just quickly pass you by. But gems like Roy just grow on you. And in his case, familiarity breeds respect, admiration and love. Roy was a keeper weren't we lucky to have kept him for so many wonderful years?
Glenda is Roy's sister-in-law, Avery his daughter-in-law.

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CHUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
PARKHOUSE, David James
Peacefully, at the William Osler Health Centre, on Friday, April 14, 2006, at the age of 50. Devoted husband and father of Marlene and Derek. son of the late Donna and Robert PARKHOUSE. Brother of Brian (Donna), Cheryl (Danny), Shelley (Randy), and Craig. Brother-in-law of Donna, Kenneth (Lori), Bob (Doreen), Dave, Marion, and Monica. Uncle to Gregory, Kenny, Matthew, James, Daryl, Brandy, Andrew, Dana, Tara, Dave, Talon, Kyle, and Carter. Son-in-law of Marion REID (Tom) and Kenneth REID (Marie). Great-nephew to Dorothy BELBIN. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Sunday, April 16, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 1 o'clock. If desired, remembrances may be made to Dave's favourite charity, the CHUM City Christmas Wish Foundation.

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CHUNG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-03 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Kenneth " Ken" Wayne
At his residence in London on Saturday, May 27th, 2006, Mr. Kenneth "Ken" Wayne TAILOR/TAYLOR of London in his 71st year. Beloved son of the late Ann TAILOR/TAYLOR. Loving father of Brenda GAFFNEY of Alberta, Kathy STITES of South Carolina, Terry TAILOR/TAYLOR of London and Linda ROMPHF of Thamesford. Fun loving grandpa of Amber, Katelyn, Laurissa, Meghan and Chekeria. Special friend of Gem CHUNG. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North on Friday, June 23rd, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with a reception to follow. E-mail condolences can be sent to: mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CHUNG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
Wretched end to life of laughter
Beating victim talked of disrespectful teens
Family, Friends mourn happy, robust man
By Andrew CHUNG, Staff Reporter
Bob TRACEY's biggest pet peeve was witnessing someone disrespecting somebody else.
And so he would sometimes complain, recently with increasing frequency, that young people had lost respect for their elders.
To his children, the robust 68-year-old -- who walked for three hours every day, often along Sheppard Ave. E. to the McDonalds at Warden Ave. where he'd sit down for a hot chocolate -- would bitterly tell of the teenagers he'd encounter during those treks.
"He mentioned to me several times leading up to this that these young guys would bump you on the sidewalk and they wouldn't even move to get past," said his daughter, Karen CAMPBELL, 38. "'It's total disrespect,' he would say."
On January 13, while walking at Sheppard and Warden Aves., TRACEY ran into the wrong 17-year-old. Police say they got into an argument, though it's unclear what sparked the exchange. TRACEY was viciously kicked and punched in the head and left eye, the family said.
TRACEY was taken to Sunnybrook hospital. On February 5 he died of his injuries, police say, becoming the city's fourth homicide of the year.
A teenager, who cannot be named, has been charged with second-degree murder. The boy had been previously arrested for aggravated assault and set free on bail.
Family members wonder how anyone could do such a thing to a senior.
"I've read this kind of thing before about others, you know, a senior beaten," CAMPBELL said. "But it doesn't really hit home until it happens to you."
She said her father's death will stir change. "This will have a big impact on society. People are going to know that this cannot continue."
It was a wretched end to a life filled with laughter. At his funeral Saturday, Friends and family members recalled how he offered a grin to everyone.
"He had a big handshake and a smile for everyone he met," CAMPBELL said.
TRACEY came to Canada from Scotland in his 20s and settled in Scarborough. He found a job as an electrician, a trade he plied for 35 years.
He brought with him a few passions. One was soccer. His father played professionally, while he was an avid player. For more than a decade he coached the sport, and refereed with the Scarborough Soccer Referees Association.
"He was well respected," said long-time friend and fellow referee John McALISTER, 67. "It's such a passionate game. If you don't keep good tabs on them they can turn into riots at a moment's notice. He kept good control."
McALISTER said TRACEY was a big man, not afraid of anyone. "Bob would never go out looking for trouble," he said, "but if trouble came his way, Bob would never back off."
TRACEY served in the army as a young man. When he came to Canada he made a point of attending the Royal Canadian Legion branch 614 on Salome Dr. every Thursday, CAMPBELL said.
Through two marriages, TRACEY had two children and three step-children. He was firm, but fair. The boys in the family had a tendency to wreck the cars, some remembered at the funeral. So once, TRACEY took the insurance payout to buy $2,400 in lottery tickets. "He was always trying something," CAMPBELL said.
He also had eight grandchildren. They loved him and, best of all, respected him. He was losing his hair, so when he joked with 4-year-old Richelle recently whether he could have some of her beautiful locks, she actually cut some off and gave them to him.

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CHUNG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
CHANG, Marjorie (née CHUNG)
59 years, on February 10, 2006. Daughter of Ena NUNES and Eulah CHUNG and the late Jackson CHUNG. Beloved wife of 40 years to George. Loving mother of Ian and wife Lee, Leighton and Jason CHANG and Gina GIROUX. Dear grandmother of Jade CHANG, Brett and Bruce GIROUX. Sadly missed by brothers and sisters Neville, Paul, Wayne and Sandra, Velda and Annie CHUNG, Arlette GENTLES and Valene CHANG, Heather, Christine, Bernard, and Harvey NUNES. Marjorie was a former employee of Transit Windsor and Key Tours. The family asks if you could please meet them at St. Gregory-the-Great Church, 13789 St. Gregory Road, St. Clair Beach on Thursday, February 16, 2006 for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Tom JANISSE as celebrant. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. The family invites you to sign the Book of Condolence or share a memory at www.marcotte-tecumseh.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to the Marcotte Funeral Home (519-735-2830).

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CHUNG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-08 published
Big band leader boosted spirits in tough times
By Matthew CHUNG, Staff Reporter
Stan PATTON's poor eyesight kept him home during World War 2.
So while other young Canadians were picking up their guns and fighting in Europe, Patton picked up his tenor saxophone and helped those who were here fight their worries.
They came to the dance halls -- decked out in gowns and tuxedos to dance away their fears while Stan PATTON and his Orchestra was swinging on the bandstand.
PATTON died October 20 in a Richmond Hill hospital at the age of 91. But even in his last days, he was boosting the morale of his daughter, Holly BRIESMASTER, 58, and son, Brooke PATTON, 57, with flamboyant tales of his time as a big band leader.
"Dad was definitely a star. And if you wanted to be affirmed of that, all you had to do was ask him because he would certainly tell you," his son said.
PATTON's career spanned more than three decades and saw him play from coast to coast.
A clarinet and tenor sax player, he was one of a group of Canadian big band-era musicians whose bands grew in popularity in spite of, or perhaps due to, the Depression and, later, the war.
He played Toronto's Royal York Hotel and Casa Loma, the Lakeview Casino in Grand Bend and the Brant Inn in Burlington.
PATTON also performed on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's Sweet and Low, and wrote music and comedy for other Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programs, such as Happy Gang and Newsical.
With his death, few musicians remain from that swing era.
"We're all dying," said Murray GINSBERG, 84, a retired trombonist, and former member of the Royal Canadian Army Show and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. "I knew Stan for years. He always had a good band."
PATTON was born to Irish parents in 1915 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, the youngest of nine children. He grew up in Vancouver, where he became the leader of a band in 1935.
"The nickname my dad had was 'Jazz,'" his daughter said. "His orchestra called him that. It gives you a sense of the sparkling quality about Stan PATTON."
In his unpublished memoirs, typed out in 1997, he recalls chatting on a wet morning in 1940 with his friend, Mart KENNEY, who was known as Canada's Big Band King.
PATTON wrote, "Mart, if it rains one more damn day (in Vancouver,) I'm gonna pack my sax, clarinet and tux, then I'm leaving this town forever."
KENNEY asked PATTON to join his legendary band, Mart KENNEY and his Western Gentlemen, as they relocated to Toronto. PATTON went home and said, "Mom, I'm going to Toronto with Mart KENNEY."
With KENNEY, PATTON went on a national tour. But the late nights caught up with him in the Winnipeg Arena.
"While the muted brass were playing the first chorus of 'Stardust,' I fell asleep, and when the sax section stood up to play the second chorus, (I) sat slumped down on (my) chair in dreamland," PATTON wrote.
He didn't rest long. By 1941, he had started his own orchestra in Toronto. Two years later, PATTON married Patricia Jean DUNCAN. He remarried in 1975 following Patricia's death in 1973.
When the age of the big band faded, PATTON got into real estate and made more money in his first week than he had earned in a month with the band.
"He really had a magnetic personality and he transferred his on-stage persona into being a good salesman," his son said.
But PATTON had one last summer as "Jazz" when, in 1962, he auditioned and was booked into the Imperial Room at the Royal York Hotel.
And he never really stopped putting on a show.
"Nobody was ever with my dad that they didn't laugh. Ever," Brooke said. "Sometimes you were laughing at the same band stories and jokes you had heard a hundred times."
In addition to his children, PATTON leaves a granddaughter. His family plans to mark his life on January 29, 2007, on what would have been his 92nd birthday.

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CHUPIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
CHUPIK, Steven

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CHURCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-06 published
HORNER, Harvey John Ernest
Peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, February 3, 2006. Harvey HORNER of Markdale in his 68th year. son of the late Ernest and Ada (née LITTLE) HORNER. Beloved husband of Betty. Loving father of Karen (Paul) PHILLIPS, Cheryl, Paul (Colleen) HORNER, all of Markdale and Christine (Larry) BROWNRIDGE of Wasaga Beach. Dear grandpa of Paul, Megan, Tyler, Catherine, Courtney, Jennifer, Kathy and Kristen. Brother of Ilene (Harold) MARKLE, Shirley (Don) PHILLIPS, Dora (Joe) CHURCH, Rilla (Mike) ADNEY, Heather (Keith) NELSON, Neil HORNER and Edwin (Lenore) HORNER. Predeceased by a brother in infancy, sister Lorna, sister-in-law Paulette, niece Gloria and nephew Jimmy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, Markdale on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Markdale Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 371-8507.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-13 published
McNABB, Barbara Agnes (formerly WILKINS, née WAECHTER)
Of Owen Sound, passed away at home on Saturday, February 11, 2006 in her 55th year. Survived by her husband John; children Dan of Barrie and Tammy and Joe KELLY of Owen Sound; granddaughters Naomi, Meagan, Brittany and Ashley. Sadly missed by her sisters Betty and Jack CHURCH, Joan and Jim KROEPLIN all of Walkerton, Joyce WEBER of Mildmay, Rosemary WAECHTER and Marilyn BELL both of Walkerton; brothers Don and Helen WAECHTER of Hanover, Jim and Audrey WAECHTER of R.R.#1 Cargill, Wayne and Kathy WAECHTER of Wingham and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her first husband Ron WILKINS; niece Brenda WAECHTER; brother Joseph; brothers-in-law John BELL, Norman DOERR and Earl WEBER and parents Arthur and Rita (FRITZ) WAECHTER. Visitation at Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Owen Sound on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 8: 30 p.m. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Tuesday 6: 00 to 9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 8: 45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Community Living-Walkerton & District would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-10 published
CHURCH, Dorothy E.
Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Woodstock on February 7, 2006, Dorothy E. CHURCH in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late C. Reginald CHURCH (2005.) Dorothy is survived by her nephew Don LOURIE of London. Predeceased by her sister Sylvia LOURIE of London. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place later in the Hillview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, (519) 539-0004. On line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-13 published
CHURCH, Ruby Hesther
At her residence, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, Ruby Hesther CHURCH, of London, in her 91st year. Sister of Bruce and Louise CHURCH of Michigan. Predeceased by her parents Harvey and Ella Maria (KLOPP) CHURCH and her sister Ruth. The complete funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich. Pastor Ann KRUEGER officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Peter's Lutheran Church or a charity of ones choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ruby Church.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
SMITH, Joyce
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday March 10th 2006, Joyce SMITH of London in her 54th year. Dear mother of Shiloh and Robbie MacLEOD, and Olivia. Dear sister of Cecilia CHURCH and her husband Ross, Gord SMITH, and Joan ROBERTSHAW and her husband Colin. Loved by her grandchildren Magdalin and Emmaline MacLEOD, her nieces Laura and Sara ROBERTSHAW, her nephews Christopher and Stuart CHURCH, and also by many aunts, uncles and cousins in Britain. At Joyce's request, cremation has taken place and a service to celebrate her life will be held at London Gospel Temple, 288 Commissioners Road West (at Andover Drive), London, on Friday March 17th 2006 at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, or the charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), in care of cremation arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-19 published
COOK, Dallas (née CHURCH)
On Monday, July 17, 2006, peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late David Kenneth COOK (March, 27, 2004) and loving mother of Stanley and Kim COOK, Terry and Cheryl COOK, Tim COOK, Mike COOK all of Saint Thomas, Teresa and Brian KENNEY of Columbus and Brescia and Doug VAN VELZER of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Jenny, Carrie, David, Sean, Natasha, Nora, David, Alanna, Brenna and Dawn, and great-grandmother of Torin. Predeceased by 2 brothers Joseph and John CHURCH. Dallas was born in Toronto on December 16, 1934, the daughter of the late John and Nora (BLANCHE) CHURCH. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church. Dallas was believed that family was the number one priority and she was the world's greatest optimist. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Friday and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2: 30 to 4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit).

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-22 published
BLAKE, Margaret McMurdo (née WOOD)
89, of New Hamburg (formerly of London, Ontario), died Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Born May 30, 1917 in Newarthill, Scotland. Predeceased by loving husband Bert (1991), a John Labatt retiree. Survived by devoted daughters Margaret BLAKE of Sarnia and Janet BEGER (Wayne) of New Hamburg treasured grandma of Colleen SIM (Sarnia,) Jennifer BEGER (Goderich) and Cameron BEGER; devoted great granny of Lynden EVERS (Sarnia.) Predeceased by parents John and Catherine WOOD (RANKIN,) siblings Elizabeth (Betty) McCOY, Agnes FIDLER, Catherine (Cathy) DEAN, Isabella (Isa) AITKEN, Minnette CHURCH, Archibald (Archie) WOOD and William (Bill) WOOD. Survived by brothers John, Tom, and Hugh WOOD and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Private burial at a future date. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or to the Parkinson Society Canada.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
LE FORTE, Dorothy (née O'DONNELL)
Peacefully after a courageous battle at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital on Saturday, November 25, 2006 Dorothy LE FORTE at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Edward LE FORTE. Loving mother of Joseph LE FORTE (Kathy), Carol BARNARD, James LE FORTE and Susan CLOWRY. Cherished grandmother of Laurie, Charlene, Glenn, Ashley, Benson, Kristen and Justin. Dear sister of William O'DONNELL (Carole,) Allister O'DONNELL (Marlene,) Shirley EVEREST (Doug), Loretta SMITH (Earl) and Rita DAVIS (Kevin). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents James and Mary Ann O'DONNELL and by her brothers James, Robert, Patrick, Russell and Clifford O'DONNELL and by her sisters Ann CLARKE and Sylvia CHURCH. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Monday from 7-9 o'clock and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
CHURCH, Lena Rose Marie (née MELOCHE)
Peacefully, in her sleep at Elgin Manor on Friday morning, December 15th, 2006. Lena Rose Marie CHURCH (née MELOCHE) formerly of R.R.#2 West Lorne in her 104th year. Predeceased by her husband Unni in 1975. Lena is survived by her niece Dorothy NELLES and her husband Howard of Nepean, her nephew Richard SSAINTWIS and his wife Mary of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. Graveside interment will be conducted at Rodney Cemetery on Monday at 1 p.m. A memorial talk will be held at the Rodney Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses: at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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CHURCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
HEASLIP, Norma (née MITCHELL)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday, December 28, 2006, Norma HEASLIP (née MITCHELL) of R.R.#1, Woodstock in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Lorne for over 58 years. Dear mother of Larry HEASLIP (Linda) of Thamesford, Nancy GOOR (Al) of Ingersoll, and the late Chris HEASLIP (1983.) Loving grandmother of Michael and Kevin. Dear sister of Gordon MITCHELL (Pat) of Barrie, Lorene CHURCH (Philip) of Princeton, Della SHERRELL of Brantford (late George,) Howard MITCHELL (Addy) of Milverton, and the late Albert MITCHELL (Ruth of Brantford,) and sister-in-law of Marion PERRIE (Jim) of Kerwood and the late George HEASLIP (Ernaleen of Otterville.) Also lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Kent GARRETT officiating. Interment later at Hillview Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CHURCH o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-17 published
LEE, Johnny B.
Suddenly at his home on Wednesday March 15, 2006. Johnny LEE of Lakefield in his 27th year. Sadly missed by his mother Gloria RICHARDSON and his step-father Craig RICHARDSON of Ennismore. Also missed by his sister Darlene LEE (Steve WOODS) of Buckhorn, and brothers Stephen (Kristin) of Omemee, Paul, Kyle and Robert, all of Ennismore and his step-sisters Skye RICHARDSON of Ennismore and Tara RICHARDSON of Texas. Lovingly remembered by his niece Samantha CHURCH and nephew Wyatt CHURCH. Also remembered by his grandparents Wesley LEE, Helen and Delbert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his friend Ashley HOLLAND. Predeceased by his father John LEE, uncles Bernard and Keith THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and grandmother Mavis LEE. Friends and relatives may call at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield on Sunday March 19, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held from the Lakefield United Church, Regent Street, Lakefield on Monday March 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Warren VOLLMER officiating. Interment Lakefield Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Society as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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CHURCH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-03 published
CHANDLER, Frederick " Fred"
After a brief illness, on Sat Feb 25, 2006 at Billings Court Manor in Burlington recently from Collingwood. Survived by his daughters Julia DUNN of Burlington, Ontario and Karen DOAN of Scottsdale, Arizona. his sister June CHURCH of Gravenhurst and granddaughters, Jennifer and Heather DUNN and Emily and Alex DOAN and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, George and Elsa BRANDS and sisters Irene RYCKMAN and Liz GANG. Formerly of Toronto, Fred worked at Sanyo Electronics for many years. Cremation will take place this week at The Simple Alternative in Toronto with a memorial service to follow in the spring. Thank you to Billings Court Manor and Joseph Brant Hospital for all their care. Thank you to Friends and neighbours for all their help and kind words at this time. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would by sincerely appreciated by the family.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-13 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kenneth (1923-2006)
The gentle magnate
Billionaire Canadian visionary and arts patron is dead at 82
By Elizabeth CHURCH, Page A1
Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, the architect of a global media empire, a passionate art collector and animal lover and one of the world's wealthiest men, died yesterday at age 82.
The unassuming billionaire had a keen eye for a deal and he used it to transform his father Roy's far-flung business empire into Thomson Corp., a focused publisher of electronic information, worth about $30-billion. The THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family also kept a private interest in traditional media through their part ownership in Bell Globemedia, which includes the CTV network and The Globe and Mail.
Outside the business world, Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON made his mark as one of the country's greatest benefactors to the arts world. In 2002, he announced he would hand over his beloved collection of more than 2,000 works to the Art Gallery of Ontario, along with $70-million in cash to fund future operations and toward a massive $200-million renovation and expansion of the gallery by architect Frank Gehry.
Those close to him said yesterday one of the tragedies of his death is that he will not be there to see the opening of the new galleries that he influenced so profoundly through his gift.
"Our dream was to cut the ribbon together and it's not going to happen," Art Gallery of Ontario director Matthew TEITELBAUM said yesterday.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON collapsed at his downtown Toronto office yesterday morning from a fatal heart attack, after arriving early, as was his habit. His death occurred just one day before he and his wife, Marilyn, were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. It also followed a weekend that Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON spent with his three children -- sons David and Peter and daughter, Taylor.
"We will miss his support and companionship terribly, said David THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, who in 2002 succeeded his father as the chairman of Thomson Corp.
"All of my grandfather's family are deeply grateful to my father for his wise stewardship of our family interests for more than 30 years. More importantly he was a gentle and kind man who impressed everyone with whom he came in contact. He was much loved."
Others remembered a gentle man who always knocked before entering an office and chatted with those who delivered his Globe and Mail in the pre-dawn hours.
He paid special visits to abused pets in the pound. He never assumed his enormous wealth entitled him to wield inordinate power, they said.
"He never felt the need to express himself above the crowd," said Geoffrey BEATTIE, president of Woodbridge Co. Ltd., the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family's private company. "I've never met a person ever who could make you feel so good about yourself."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his family for their significant cultural gifts as well as their commitment to "quality journalism and the rights of an informed public."
"Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was one of Canada's most successful businessmen and combined his financial acumen with his commitment to serve both his country and his community," he said.
Said Ted Rogers, chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc.: "Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was a friend, one of the greatest business men in the world, an art collector of unimaginable proportions. He was a visionary and had the leadership skills to implement substantial change of direction for Thomson Corp."
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was born in 1923 in Toronto and lived most of his childhood in Timmins, in Northern Ontario.
He leaves behind a company much different from the one he took over 30 years ago on the death of his father, newspaper magnate Roy, the First Lord Thomson of Fleet. In the mid-1970s the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON organization was a conglomerate, with a hodge-podge collection of newspapers, North Sea oil and travel agencies.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON concentrated the company's holdings in North America and after venturing into retail briefly with an investment in Hudson Bay Co., sharpened its focus to electronic publishing. Thomson Corp. is now a tightly focused electronic information group of global reach, with most of its sales coming from subscription-based electronic products and services in the legal, financial, educational, health-care and science fields.
Through it all, Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON gained a reputation as an astute deal maker who bought at the bottom and had the wits to get out at the top. His most recent deal was the reacquisition late last year by the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family of effective control of Bell Globemedia, including The Globe and Mail, and a new partnership with rival Torstar Corp.
John A. TORY, the lawyer and close family adviser for 50 years, said yesterday that Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was always aware that he was the guardian of the fortune built by his father from a small radio station in Timmins to ownership of papers such as The Times of London. "He was always conscious of the legacy that he had inherited and he felt very deeply that with it came an obligation to build upon the foundation established by his father."
Ivan Fecan, president and chief executive officer of Bell Globemedia and head of CTV, said the way Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON led his life is a lesson for us all. "In business, in philanthropy, in life, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON led by example," he said. "He was a humble man who loved dogs, a media and business visionary, an art collector with incredible taste and a warm, loving family man."
BCE president and chief executive officer Michael Sabia singled out Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's remarkable achievements. "In any country, in any field of endeavour, some people stand above the rest. For many years, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON stood as a giant in the business he loved so much and led so well."
Former prime minister Paul Martin remembered Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's humble attitude. "Our fathers were good Friends and I consider myself truly fortunate to have known Ken," he said. "For a man who managed an international media empire, laid claim to a noble title and was one of the most successful businessmen in the world, Ken was astonishingly modest. He never sought the spotlight -- instead, everything Ken did, he did because he loved it.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON inherited his father's title, First Lord THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Fleet, but chose not to sit in the House of Lords.
Indeed, many stories of Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's self-effacing attitude and his passion for art and animals emerged yesterday on the news of his death.
"When Ken looked at a work of art, or shared his views about what a work of art meant to him, his eyes sparkled," the Art Gallery of Ontario's Mr. TEITELBAUM remembered. "He caught you in his eye and talked from his heart."
Lynda Elmy, communications director with the Toronto Humane Society, said he was concerned about the welfare of animals. "He took a great interest in animals, especially dogs, and especially abandoned and abused dogs."
With his death, the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family must now build on his legacy. Roger MARTIN, a member of the Thomson board of directors and dean of University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, said it is difficult to "take something great" and move it to the next level of growth. "Roy was a great man who built this medium thing, and Ken was a great man who built this big thing. I think David's got this opportunity to build something even more magnificent."
In any country, in any field of endeavour, some people stand above the rest. For many years, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON stood as a giant in the business he loved so much and led so well.' Michael Sabia, BCE president and chief executive officer

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CHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-23 published
CHURCH, James Rankin
Jim passed away on Friday, October 20th, 2006, at the age of 82. Jim was married to the late Helen Margaret CHURCH (McCARTEN) for 54 years. Beloved Father of Ann and her husband Peter VARTY, Murray and his wife Beverly, and Elizabeth CHURCH and her husband Neill CARSON. Jim had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, Kimberly and Joann VARTY, Eileen and Michael Church CARSON. Jim was the loving brother of Cam CHURCH, Lee TOWNSEND, and the late Doris COURTNEY. Jim will be missed by family, Friends and all who golfed with him. Funeral service in the chapel at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Monday, October 23rd, 2006, at 11 o'clock. Cremation to follow. For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-06 published
CHURCH, Roy Russell
Russell CHURCH passed away in the early evening of Monday, December 4, 2006, in his 82nd year. He is survived by his beloved wife and life-partner of 57 years, Grace (Scottie) of Barrie, and by his children, David and Anne of Dundas, and Margaret and Mel HAWKINS of Pickering. Proud and loving grandfather of Katherine and Reuben SSAINTUIS; Andrew CHURCH; Lesley, Ryan and Melanie HAWKINS. Predeceased by an infant daughter, Leslie Christina Victoria. Brother of Janet MacKENZIE and the late Charles CHURCH. Russell was a White Rose oil and gas distributor in the 1950's and then operated Russell Church Mobile Homes on Burton Ave. for over thirty years. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church in Canada for 60 years, and a faithful member of Essa Road Church, where he had been an elder, trustee, choir member, and Church School superintendent. Russell was an active community volunteer and member of the Kempenfelt Kiwanis Club for many years. A great sports fan, he sponsored the Church Mobile Home baseball team in the 1960's. Russell was a 32nd degree Mason at the Kerr Lodge. Visitation will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, (Clapperton and Worsley St.) Barrie, on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Essa Road Presbyterian Church, (59 Essa Rd.) Barrie, on Friday, December 8th, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation with a private interment at a later date. If desired, donations to the Essa Road Presbyterian Church, West Park Hospital, Toronto, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
God saw you getting weary, That a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you And whispered "Come to Me". With tear filled eyes We watched you suffer and fade away, Although we loved you dearly We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
KEAST, Elizabeth C. (née CHURCH)
Suddenly, on Thursday, February 9, 2006, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, one week before her 91st birthday. Betty (nee CHURCH,) beloved wife of Gordon KEAST of Port Perry. Stepmother of Ronald KEAST and his wife Elizabeth of Burlington. Grandmother of Randall of Georgetown, Mark of Pickering and Tabitha of Toronto. The family of Betty KEAST will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Monday, February 13th from 2-4 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 14th at 11 a.m. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery, in the Spring. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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CHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
KEAST, Gordon Marshall
(Retired Ontario Provincial Police Superintendent)
Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry. Gordon KEAST of Port Perry, beloved husband of the late Betty (née CHURCH.) Loved father of Ronald KEAST and his wife Elizabeth of Burlington. Grandfather of Randall of Georgetown, Mark of Pickering and Tabitha of Toronto. Predeceased by his brothers Leslie KEAST and Daniel KEAST and his sister Luella TAILLON. The family of Gordon KEAST will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, March 3rd from 2-4 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 4th at 11 a.m. with Reverend John SULLIVAN officiating. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery, in the spring. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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CHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-03 published
CHURCH, Fred
After a valiant struggle with cancer, at York Central Hospital, on Thursday, March 2, 2006, in his 68th year. Fred, beloved husband of Susan JAZENKO. Dear brother of Charlene BUSATO, Alan CHURCH, Don CHURCH, and Donna COCKBURN. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road), Markham, on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Sunday at 3 p.m. Interment St. Philip's On The Hill Anglican Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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CHURCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-06 published
THORN, Edna Frances (née CHURCH)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Southlake Regional Hospital, at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband Frank. Loving mother of Barbara BAXTER. Dear Nanny of Linda (Danny), Bruce (Bonnie) and Peter (Adele). Cherished Great-Nanny to Corey, Kevin, Tracey, Shannon and Kristin. Dear sister of Thomas CHURCH and Ruby HANEY. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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