COOKE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2006-03-29 published
DUNDAS, George Shambrooke
Passed away on Friday, March 17th, 2006 in the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 85 years. Be will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Diane, his step-children; Lenore (Jim) LEONARD of Barrie, Ontario and Ken (Cathy COOKE- LEHMAN) LEHMAN of Aurora, Ontario, three step-grandchildren; Matthew LEHMAN, Raymond LEONARD and Tim LEONARD. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elda DUNDAS on October 3rd, 2000. The Funeral Service was held at All Saints Anglican Church on Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with the Reverend Canon Chris Harwood-Jones and the Right Reverend Ken Genge officiating. Cremation followed. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of George to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Endowment Foundation, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 9Z9 or to the All Saints Anglican Church Centennial Hall Fund, 3205-27th Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 4W8. Funeral arrangements were made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187).

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COOKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-16 published
KNARR, Doris May (née COOKE- WAHBEGONA)
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, on Wednesday March 15, 2006. Doris KNARR (née COOKE- WAHBEGONA) of Kitchener and formerly of Saugeen First Nation in her 67th year. Loving mother of Peter COOKE and his wife Bonnie of Kitchener, Sheryl and her husband Doug LIVINGSTON of Cambridge and Kevin KNARR and his wife Patricia of Kitchener. Proud grandmother of Joshua, Mary, Michael, Jesse, Kayla, Adam, Damion, Raven and great grandmother of Tyson and Ethan. Predeceased by her mother Anna, by her brother Larry and by her sister Rosie. Visitation will be conducted from the Wesley United Church, Saugeen First Nation, on Friday March 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Church on Saturday at 2 p.m. Reverend Maggie McLEOD will officiate. Interment Village Cemetery, Saugeen First Nation. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.
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COOKE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-07 published
CAMPBELL, Colin
Of Wiarton, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Vicky and dear father of Herb COOKE- CAMPBELL of Richmond Hill and Patrick and his wife Trish CAMPBELL of Keswick. Cherished grandfather of Tesara and Faith CAMPBELL. He will be sadly missed by sisters June SMITH of Mississauga and Pat TANNER of Caledon, brother-in-law Robert and his wife Janet LEE of Toronto as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Colin was predeceased by his daughter Shannon, his parents Nellie (OGILVIE) and Joseph CAMPBELL and his brother Bill CAMPBELL. Colin was retired from IBM-Celestica where he worked for 32 years. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Friday, December 8, 2006 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a Service by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 208 on Friday, December 8, 2006 at 6: 45 p.m. The memorial service to celebrate Colin's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Brad MITTLEHOLTZ officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Wiarton Hospital or the Wiarton Legion Branch 208 would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
PEARCE, Margaret Kathlyn " Kay" (née COOKE)
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, in her 90th year. Kay was born June 1, 1916 in North Wales, the daughter of Clara and Walter COOKE. She trained as a nurse and served with the Red Cross in India in the second World War. She and her husband Donald emigrated to Canada in 1953. She and her family lived in Mooretown, Ontario and Toronto, and Kay settled in London in 1972. She worked on the Burn Unit of Victoria Hospital until her retirement in 1981. She was the loving mother of Janet and her husband Paul RUFFELL, Hilary and her husband Richard HENLEY, Christopher PEARCE and Michael and his wife Janet PEARCE. She will be missed by grandchildren Sally, Jesse and his wife Melissa HENLEY, Emily RUFFELL and her husband David CARRUTHERS, Fraser, Matthew and Nathan RUFFELL, Christopher and Jackie PEARCE and great granddaughter Sophie CARRUTHERS. Kay was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1969, and all her siblings. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St James Westminster Anglican Church 115 Askin Street, London on Wednesday, March 8 at 10: 00 a.m. In recognition of Kay's passion for nurturing others, memorial donations may be made to the St. James Westminster Breakfast Program or to the London Food Bank.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
COOKE, J. David
Of London, at home on Saturday, April 1, 2006 in his 67th year. Dearly beloved husband of Dianne COOKE. Loving father of Meghan COOKE and her husband Matt KENNEDY of Vancouver and Hilary of Edmonton. Dear brother of George and his wife Barbara EFRAT of Victoria. Prof. COOKE obtained his B.Sc. (Mathematics and Physics) from Mount Allison University and his M.Sc. (Pharmacology) and Ph.D. (Physiology) from Dalhousie University. Following post doctoral studies in Lund, Sweden, he joined the Department of Physiology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario where he was appointed Professor in 1988. During his nearly 30 years at the University, he served as Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Acting Director, School of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Professor of Physiology, Professor of Physical Therapy, Honourary Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Director, Partners in Applied Virtual Environments. He was active in the governance of the University. He was awarded Professor Emeritus in 2001. In addition to his life-long involvement in academia, he found great enjoyment in reading, gardening, singing, traveling, driving his '54 MG, restoring his family home in Wallace, Nova Scotia, and spending time with family and Friends. He felt blessed by the many truly great Friends he and his family have. His greatest love and legacy are his wife and two daughters. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, London where the funeral service will be conducted at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5 by the Rev. J. Bruce SMALL. Cremation with interment later in Wallace, Nova Scotia. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-15 published
GIBSON, Lenore (COOKE)
At London Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, Lenore (COOKE) GIBSON of Goderich in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Glenn GIBSON and the late Ross COOKE. Dear mother of Paul and Patty COOKE of Auburn, Kim COOKE of London. Loving grandmother of Lucas, Kelly, Jessica. Sister of Maxine STONE of Listowel. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday morning at 11: 00. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Lupus Ontario or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolence at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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COOKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
PARKER, Alfred James
Praise the Lord, Alf is Free at Last. After a lengthy illness, Alfred James PARKER has graduated to the Kingdom of Heaven. Born in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, England on December 16th 1915 Alf was in his 91st year. He passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, November 30, 2006 with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Lillian (née ELDER) for over 64 years. A special and cherished father of James and Mary PARKER, John and Yvonne PARKER, Jeff and Anita PARKER. A loving grandfather to Kim and Jennifer Laurie, Lisa, Heather and Scott; Samantha, Cassandra, Joshua, Sabrina and Katrina and also 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother, Beatrice Jane COOKE in 1966 and by his father, James Boon PARKER in 1985. His is survived by his brother Len and Violet PARKER of Forest and by his sister Mary and Olaf ANDERSON of Vancouver. Prior to World War 2 he did farm work in the Thedford and London area. During the war he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Navigator bombardier for the 145 Br squadron, serving in the Atlantic Coastal Command. After 1945 he lived and worked in Stratford. We are respecting Alf's wishes and have donated his body to science at the University of Western Ontario. Cremation and interment will follow at a later date. Friends and family may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday December 4th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford, Tuesday, December 5th at 1: 00 p.m. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church through the funeral home (519) 271-7411.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
COOKE, Jennifer
Peacefully in her 72nd year on Friday September 29, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) J. COOKE. Dear sister of Molly ERSKINE- KELLIE and brothers John SAMS and Stewart SAMS. Dear aunt of Jocelyn, Michael and his wife Susan, John and his wife Jill, David, Kirsten, Anna, Janet and David. Beloved friend and step-mother of Jim and Lynn MacINTYRE, David COOKE and his sons Jeff and Adam and John (David) LEWRY. If desired, expressions of sympathy to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
WAINWRIGHT, Eleanor Christine
Passed away peacefully at the age of 94 at Wesburn Manor in Toronto on Friday, February 3, 2006. Born in Sudbury on March 5, 1911, Eleanor was the daughter of the late John Russell WAINWRIGHT and Ada Louise WAINWRIGHT, loving sister of Alice HUMPHREY and the late Routh WAINWRIGHT. Cherished aunt to Diann WAINWRIGHT (Elliot Lake), Catherine FINN (London), Christopher HUMPHREY (Pittsburgh,) Brian HUMPHREY (Mississauga,) the late Frances COOKE (Barrie) and loving great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Eleanor was the first Valedictorian to graduate from Sudbury High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto in 1937. Following this, she served the Sudbury Board of Education for forty years, first teaching English, history and art, and later becoming Sudbury's first Guidance Counsellor. She enjoyed going to the theatre, travelling, spending many hours caring for her African violets, and doing needlework. Most of all, she loved the camp she built on the French River in 1950. She will be sadly missed by family, Friends and former students. Our deepest appreciation to all at Wesburn Manor for their compassion and care. A celebration of Eleanor's life will take place at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke M9A 1B6 on Saturday, February 11, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m., followed by a reception. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Service. Cremation has taken place. If desired, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
SPENCE, Clarence T.
Passed away peacefully at his home on February 8, 2006 after a lengthy illness in his 85th year. Beloved husband for 57 years of Ruth (née BULL.) Loving father of Brian (Darleen,) Linda (David,) Gifford, Tammy HODGHINS and Shaun COOKE. Grandfather of Lisa (Brad) KLINCK, Susan SPENCE, Shawn and Andrew GIFFORD and great-grandfather of Caleb and Sarah KLINCK. Survived by his brother, Donald, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Clarence loved his Lord, his family and his church. He was an active member of the Richmond Hill Free Methodist Church for over 30 years. Mr. SPENCE was a Veteran of World War 2 and worked 32 years at Bell Canada. Predeceased by his brothers Bill and Maurice. Thanks to Dr. Christopher PINTO and the Dorothy Ley Hospice of Etobicoke for the excellent care Dad received. Friends and family are invited to a visitation at the Ward Funeral Home, 2671 Hwy. 7, Woodbridge (west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, where the family will receive Friends, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice or Operation Christmas Child.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
COOKE, James Robert Willard
(Retired from Bank of Montreal head Office)
At his home in Oakville, on Thursday, March 16, 2006. James, beloved husband of Elizabeth (DEVEREAUX.) Dear father of Barry James and his wife Janis Elizabeth King COOKE, Keith Michael, Lorelei Anne and her husband Erick GIROUARD. Loved brother of Glenda and Janice. Cherished granddad of Emily and Caraline. Visitation will take place at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600), 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass 11: 00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2006 at Mary Mother of God Parish, 2745 North Ridge Road, Oakville. Interment in New Brunswick. If desired, memorial contributions to Palliative Care Unit at Halton Health Care Services, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3L7. Donations may be made at www.haltonhealthcare.com. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place COOKE on the subject line.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-20 published
HATCHER, Adeline
Passed away on March 19, 2006 at the age of 77, at Chester Village Nursing Home. Loving mother to Sandra (Doug) HATCHER- MAHER of Toronto, grandmother to Kristin MAHER and Jessica MAHER of Toronto, and great-grandmother to Colin COOKE of Toronto. She is also survived by brothers and sisters in Newfoundland. Friends may call at the Ralph Day Funeral Home, 180 Danforth Ave., (east of Broadview) on Tuesday from 1 until the time of the service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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COOKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
COOKE, Maxine (née PATRIQUIN)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2006 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Ken. Loving mother of June (William) HULSMAN. Beloved grandmother of Janice, Lorie, Carrol and Shelly. She will be fondly remembered by her twelve great-grandchildren. Sister to Nonie COOLEY and Elton PATRIQUIN. A friend to many. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2006. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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COOKSEY o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-12-20 published
COOKSEY, Douglas Henry
Passed away on Thursday December 14, 2006 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, after a long battle with cancer in his 64th year. Loving partner of Doreen FACHNIE. Father of Dwayne (Lynda) and Blair (Nancy) of Stayner and the late Raymond. Dear grandfather of Sarah, Stephanie and Hayden. Dear brother of Reginald (Sharon) of Port Hope, Linda of Creemore, Helen (Don WRIGHT) and Ivan (Carol) of Stayner. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th, 2006. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 at 2 o'clock. Spring interment Creemore Union Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the General and Marine Hospital Foundation, Collingwood. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca.
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COOKSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-25 published
HOEKSTRA, Aleda (DE FRIES)
At the Dearness Home, on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Aleda (DE FRIES) HOEKSTRA in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late John HOEKSTRA (1975.) Step-mother of George HOEKSTRA (Margaret) and children of Verona. Also survived by family members in Holland. She will be dearly missed by Jim COOKSON and family of London. Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street, on Thursday from 12: 00 noon where the Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, on Friday.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-09 published
CAMPBELL, Joseph
Peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2006, Joseph CAMPBELL at Parkwood Hospital, dearly loved husband of Nancy for 50 years, in his 81st year. He is survived by his children Joseph, Mary, Gerard, Therese, Nancy (Michael) LAHEY. Dearly loved grandfather of Aidan, Aaron, Ciara LAHEY. Brother of James (Nora) CAMPBELL of Stratford, Mary (Joseph) GOODING, Annie (James) COOKSON, Kathleen VAN ALPHEN. Brother-in-law of Valerie CAMPBELL and Mary CAMPBELL. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Annie CAMPBELL, his brothers Louis, John and Doreen CAMPBELL, Father Charles CAMPBELL, Edward CAMPBELL and his brother-in-law John VAN ALPHEN. Joe retired from the C.N.R. after 45 years of service. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Martin of Tours Church, 46 Cathcart Street, on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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COOKSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
HALE, Marjorie (née INGRAM)
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 1, 2006. Marjorie HALE of Saint Thomas and formerly of R.R.#2, Aylmer in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack HALE (2005.) Dear mother of Barbara COOKSON and husband Kelly of Port Stanley and John HALE and wife June of Coldstream, Ontario. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Hale THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and husband Robert, Jonathan HALE and wife Nadine HODDER, Adam STAFFORD and wife Tania, Jordan STAFFORD, Michael and Krista HARRISON. Great-grandmother of Sydney THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Also survived by brothers Cecil INGRAM and wife Pat and Gerald INGRAM and wife Edna, sisters Patricia FERRIS, Audrey OZARKO, Pauline GOLIBSKI and husband Ed and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Herbert, Foley and Alex INGRAM, sisters Connie HATCH and Vera HATCH and a foster-son Ronald HARRISON. Born in Malahide Township on February 21, 1920 daughter of the late Charles and Maude (JONES) WINNINGTON- INGRAM. Marjorie was a member of Malahide United Church, the United Church Women and member of the Avalon Rebecca Lodge for over 50 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Christmas Care would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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COOKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-30 published
MOFFATT, W. Joan
Peacefully on March 28, 2006 in Toronto. Daughter of the late Rev. Canon E.K. and Mrs. A.M. MOFFATT, cherished sister of Frances COOKSON (Tony, deceased,) Doris, and the late Gerald (Muriel) and aunt of several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Requiem will be offered in the Chapel of Saint_James-the-Less, 635 Parliament Street at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 31. Cremation to follow. No prior visitation. The family has greatly appreciated the kindness and compassion of the caregivers and the support at Meighen Manor H.C.C. In lieu of flowers donations to P.W.R.D.F., 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, M4Y 3G2, or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.

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COOLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-03 published
COOLEY, Grace (née BROWN)
Peacefully at Lee Manor in Owen Sound on Thursday November 2, 2006. In her 91st year, Grace COOLEY (née BROWN,) the beloved wife of the late Kenneth COOLEY. Loving mother of Karen and her husband Edward PIZALE, Gail and her husband Peter McBRIDE, and Les COOLEY. Loved grandmother of Michael and his wife Sarah, Stephanie and David. Great-grandmother of Emily Grace. Dear sister of Larry BROWN, Gord BROWN, Velma (Mrs. William WRIGHT), Cecil BROWN, Betty (Mrs. Milt CROSS) and Ruth (Mrs. Sandy KING). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Gladys (Mrs. Matt WARDELL) and by two brothers Leslie and Melville. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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COOLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
COOLEY, James Bernard " Jim"
W.W. II Signal Corps Veteran
After a brief illness on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 at the Centenary Health Centre, in his 83rd year. Dear brother of John and his wife Maxine, predeceased by his sister Margaret SIMS, brother Clair and sister Marie BAGGOTT. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday, January 16th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 17th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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COOLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
COOKE, Maxine (née PATRIQUIN)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2006 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Ken. Loving mother of June (William) HULSMAN. Beloved grandmother of Janice, Lorie, Carrol and Shelly. She will be fondly remembered by her twelve great-grandchildren. Sister to Nonie COOLEY and Elton PATRIQUIN. A friend to many. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2006. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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COOLMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-04 published
GIBERSON, Garfield Manzer
On Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, Garfield Manzer GIBERSON, age 89 of Sarnia passed away at Marshall Manor in Sarnia. Loving husband of the late Eva (LICKFOLD) GIBERSON (1997,) dear father of daughters Diane GIBBONS (Max FREER) of Sarnia, Carol GIBERSON of Oakville and Maureen ISREALS (Fred) of London and sons Barry GIBERSON (Diane) of Mooretown and Brian GIBERSON (Janet) of Unionville, grandfather of Carla BOLTON (Paul,) Justine LOADER (David,) Michael ISBER (Carol), Aaron ISBER, Scott COOLMAN (Jodie), Amy LANDERS (Paul,) Mark GIBERSON, Dale GIBERSON, Laura GIBERSON and Nicole GIBERSON, great-grandfather of Julie and Jenna BOLTON, Tyson and Victoria PARKER, Tatum LOADER, Holly ISBER, Madison COOLMAN and Benjamin and Jacquelyn LANDERS, brother of Kenneth (Pete) GIBERSON, Wendel GIBERSON, Fred GIBERSON and Vernon GIBERSON. He was predeceased by his father Frank Garfieled GIBERSON (1958,) his mother Helen Estella (WRIGHT) GIBERSON (1983,) sisters Frances and Madeline GIBERSON and brothers John, Arthur and Burton GIBERSON. Several nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive. Mr. GIBERSON was a veteran of World War 2 and a Petrolia resident for many years before moving to Sarnia. Funeral services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 5W9) on Wednesday, December 6th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillsdale Cemetery in Petrolia. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday between the hours of 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Memorial gifts to Pathways Health Center for Children (1240 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, Ontario., N7S 2Y6) would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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COOMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-16 published
COOMBS, Cleave Clare
Of Seaforth on Monday, March 13, 2006 at the Seaforth Manor Nursing Home in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite (Peg) COOMBS (October 2005.) Loving father of Chris and his wife Merrilee (Harvey) of London. Much loved grandfather of Justin and Joel of London and Jeffrey of Belfast, Ireland. A special adopted grandfather to Aunt Ruth and Doug, Michelle, Melanie and Patrick and the late Frank POULIN and Aunt Jane and Chris HARVEY. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Amy COOMB, brothers Gordon, Palmer, Wesley and Fergus. Brother to Ken of Seaforth and Ray of Egmondville. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law to Ronald and Win JONES, special uncle to Terry, Alan and families, and a special cousin to Connie and Ted HONEYWOOD all of England. Cleave served in the 2nd Battalion, "Royal Canadian Engineers" during World War 2. He met Peg while in England and settled in Canada after the war ended. A fun loving, hard working, community oriented man Cleave spent over 25 years in the Auto Service Station business and retired from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in 1983 after approximately 6 years service. He served as a school trustee and council member for Tuckersmith Township, was a member of the Seaforth Hospital Board and actively supported and served the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 156 as 1st Vice President, and Service officer. He was also Zone C Commander as well. A friend to all, Cleave will be truly missed by his family, Friends, and acquaintances. The family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Legion at 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Seaforth, Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Egmondville Cemetery. Rev. Sue MALPUS officiating. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lymphoma Foundation of Canada. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com "Life is like a cup of tea… it's how you make it".

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COOMBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-07 published
MORGAN, Dorothy Ardley
Peacefully, October 2, 2006, with Burtch, her beloved husband of 64 years at her side. Remembered with love, laughter and admiration by her children and their spouses: Carol and Trevor COOMBE, Nancy and John ELLIS, and Robert and Susan (Marcus) MORGAN, and her grandchildren of whom she was so proud: Nicholas and Matthew COOMBE, Andrew (Kelly BUSKE), Joanne, and Adam ELLIS, and Diana and Clare MORGAN. Private interment Arnprior Cemetery. Memorial Service next summer at Marshall's Bay.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-16 published
COOMBS, Cleave Clare
Of Seaforth on Monday, March 13, 2006 at the Seaforth Manor Nursing Home in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite (Peg) COOMBS (October 2005.) Loving father of Chris and his wife Merrilee (Harvey) of London. Much loved grandfather of Justin and Joel of London and Jeffrey of Belfast, Ireland. A special adopted grandfather to Aunt Ruth and Doug, Michelle, Melanie and Patrick and the late Frank POULIN and Aunt Jane and Chris HARVEY. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Amy COOMB, brothers Gordon, Palmer, Wesley and Fergus. Brother to Ken of Seaforth and Ray of Egmondville. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law to Ronald and Win JONES, special uncle to Terry, Alan and families, and a special cousin to Connie and Ted HONEYWOOD all of England. Cleave served in the 2nd Battalion, "Royal Canadian Engineers" during World War 2. He met Peg while in England and settled in Canada after the war ended. A fun loving, hard working, community oriented man Cleave spent over 25 years in the Auto Service Station business and retired from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in 1983 after approximately 6 years service. He served as a school trustee and council member for Tuckersmith Township, was a member of the Seaforth Hospital Board and actively supported and served the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 156 as 1st Vice President, and Service officer. He was also Zone C Commander as well. A friend to all, Cleave will be truly missed by his family, Friends, and acquaintances. The family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Legion at 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Seaforth, Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Egmondville Cemetery. Rev. Sue MALPUS officiating. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lymphoma Foundation of Canada. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com "Life is like a cup of tea… it's how you make it".

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
CAZA, Jules
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, June 11, 2006. Jules CAZA, 72 years of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (née SAINT_DENIS) (1991.) Dear father of Annette and Jim MINER of Bright's Grove, Jo-Ann and Bob ACS of Manitoulin Island, Jean-Paul and Jacqueline CAZA of Chatham and the late Leo CAZA (1966.) Loving grandfather of Tina and Ian HUNTER, Chris and Rhonda HOLBROOK, James and Cassie ACS, Rob ACS, Jessica CAZA and Tom OSBORNE, Jodie, Joshua and Joselynn CAZA and the late Lori-Ann HOLBROOK and Aaron ACS. Dear great-grandfather of Shale and Jessie SALISBURY, Michael HUNTER, Amber HOLBROOK, Brandon VAN BOVIN and Aiden OSBORNE. Dear brother of Gertrude CONLEY, Luke, Archie, Remi and Edna CAZA and the late Julie COOMBS and Gilberta BEDARD. Visitors will be received at the New Life Assembly Church, Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia, on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. The service to celebrate the life of Jules CAZA will follow at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Terry BURNS officiating. Private interment of cremated remains to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
COOMBS, Merrilee
A flower has bloomed in heaven. After a courageous and dignified battle with cancer, Merrilee COOMBS left us on September 16, 2006 to bloom in heaven. Merrilee of London, will be greatly missed by her loving husband Chris and three sons, Justin and fiancé Melanie NOWELL, Jeff and Alyson KELVIN, Joel and Mardi LEATHORNE. Merrilee also leaves behind her sister Ruthanne THAIN and husband Doug of Blenheim, her sister Janet HARVEY of London, her brother Bill HARVEY and wife Treena of Chatham and her brother-in-law Max SMITH of Morpeth. Merrilee is predeceased by her sister Patricia SMITH (2005,) her parents Florence and William HARVEY of Morpeth and parents-in-law Peg and Cleave COOMBS of Seaforth. Several nieces and nephews will miss their Auntie Mimi. Many thanks to Dr. BARR and the nurses at the Cancer Clinic, Victoria Campus, London. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The funeral service will be conducted at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Road East, London, on Thursday, September 21st, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-29 published
STEELE, William G. " Bill"
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Saturday, October 28th, 2006 William G. (Bill) STEELE of London in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Connie "Faye" (COFFIN) STEELE. Dear father of Brandon STEELE and Cindy VERDON and her husband Steve all of London. Also loved by his 3 grandchildren Alyssa, Nick and Dillon VERDON. Dear son of James A. (Jim) STEELE of R.R.#1, Dashwood and the late Geraldine A. "Gerry" (BROWN) STEELE. Dear brother of Jim STEELE and his wife Dianne of Mississauga, Sue CHADDER and her husband Paul of Guelph; Mike STEELE and his wife Tracy, Anne McKAY and her husband Brian of London; and Cathy COOMBS and her husband Kevin of Ottawa. Also loved by his nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, where funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, October 31st. at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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COOMBS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-10 published
McCREERY, Annie (COOMBS)
Peacefully with her brother by her side at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Annie (COOMBS) McCREERY, of Ingersoll, in her 86th year. Wife of the late Robert Kenneth McCREERY (1998.) Dear sister of Edwin COOMBS and his wife Brenda of London. Sister-in-law of Margaret and her husband Sam HAMILTON of Ingersoll. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister-in-law Eva BAIGENT. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. James DAVEY officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-07 published
COOMBS, Mary Lee
Peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto on Monday, March 6, 2006. Longtime resident of Mimico and member Wesley Mimico United Church; Graduate of Mimico High School, University of Toronto; Retired from I.P. Sharp and Reuters Canada and a 20 year member of the Russian Academy of Ballet School. Daughter of the late Doug and Emily COOMBS. Dear sister of Doug. Lovingly remembered by Robert and Gerri WICE of Edmonton, Alberta, Nancy WICE of Etobicoke, Craig and Debbie LINDSAY of Newmarket and Scott & Sue LINDSAY of Georgetown. Friends will be received at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes Ltd., 63 Mimico Avenue, Toronto on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Mary Lee's Life will be held in the chapel Thursday 11 a.m.. Donations in Mary Lee's memory may be made to the Humane Society or Wesley Mimico United Church. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Michael's Palliative Care Unit for their loving care.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-19 published
MERCIER, Ronald Francis (1943-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron MERCIER on April 15, 2006. He is predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline MERCIER (née MURPHY,) and is lovingly remembered by his son Marc and daughter-in-law Shelley (Toronto, Ontario), daughter Tammy and son-in-law Peter (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and daughter Tracey (Vancouver, British Columbia,) their mother Hélène STEVENS (nee COOMBS,) sister Eleanor ROSS (Fenwick, Ontario) and brothers Larry and Shawn (Cranbrook, British Columbia), Wayne (Timmins, Ontario,) mother Agnes MENARD (Fenwick, Ontario) and grandchildren Anique, Alexander, Emma and Aerin. He will be sadly missed by all his family and special friend and partner, Leslie ROBERTS. Ron was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22, 1943 and grew up in Timmins, Ontario. He had retired from Ontario Hydro where he had been employed for 34 years. An avid hockey, baseball and football player and devoted fan (especially the Montreal Canadiens), with a great sense of kindness and humour, he loved to tell stories about his life in Timmins and his years of dedication to Ontario Hydro. Ron's greatest love was for his family with a special and unconditional love for his children and grandchildren. They will all miss dearly their Dad and Grandad! Special thanks are extended to the nurses and physicians who cared for Ron in Intensive Care Unit East and 6 South at Hamilton General Hospital. All the staff were exceptionally professional and caring to Ron and the family during his and their time of need. For that, the entire family is extremely appreciative. Family will be receiving Friends on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, (south of Eglinton Avenue). A celebration of Ron's life will be held for family and close Friends on Saturday, April 22, 2006 in the Newbigging Funeral Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in the name of "Ronald Francis Mercier" to either the Canadian Cancer Society (1-888-939-3333) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (1-888-473-4636).

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
SIMKINS, Frederick William
World War 2 Veteran
Peacefully, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Thursday, January 5, 2006, at age 91. Devoted and deeply loved husband of Daisy, and loving brother of his sister Daisy COOMBS. Dear father of Linda (Richard CLIPPINGDALE) and Joan (Charles STRONG.) Beloved grandfather of Michelle (Joël LÉPINE,) Heather (Scott DRISCOLL,) Robert, and Emily, and treasured great-grandfather of Tristan and Sarah. Predeceased by his brother George and sisters Kathleen and Gladys. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and Friends. A proud brave veteran of the Canadian Army (Cameron Highlanders of Winnipeg) in the Battle of Normandy, he was an inspiration of loyalty, service and courage for all who knew him. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road, just east of Bank Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Salvation Army or Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staffs of the Hunt Club Manor and the Emergency Department of the Civic Hospital for their kindness.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
COOMBS, Angus A. " Gus"
Peacefully surrounded by his family at Scarborough General Hospital on January 11, 2006 at age 77, Angus beloved husband of the late Jean. Loving father of Paul, Lorraine Stretch and her husband Glen, Gary, Stephen and the late Adrian. Cherished grandpa to Rory and Brendan STRETCH, Sarah, Adrianna, Alexandra and Elsie COOMBS. Sadly missed by his brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families in Ontario and Newfoundland. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday at 2 p.m. followed by interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
COOMBS, William Henry
On Thursday, January 12, 2006, reunited with his beloved wife Elizabeth and daughter Selena. Loving father to Marge TURNER (Mike CHODOS,) and Phil (Dorothy.) Cherished grandfather to Philip, Lynn, and Michael. Great-grandfather to 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation at Andrews Community Funeral Centre 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (north of Steeles Ave.) 905-456-8190 on Sunday, January 15, 2006 from 2-6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church (4 Elizabeth Street, Brampton) on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 11 a.m.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-10 published
COOMBS, Maxwell
(World War 2 Veteran)
Passed away peacefully at Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Site on February 8, 2006 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Joyce (née CHANT.) Loving father of Brian and Joan. Survived by his sisters, Myrtel and Marjorie. Max will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and Friends. Friends will be received at St. Phillip's Anglican Church, 31 St. Phillip's Road, Weston (416-247-5181), on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 10 a.m. until the time of the Service at 11 a.m. Interment St. Phillip's Churchyard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Phillip's Anglican Church.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
COOMBS, Mary Lee
Peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto on Monday, March 6, 2006. Longtime resident of Mimico and member of Wesley Mimico United Church; Graduate of Mimico High School, University of Toronto; Retired from I.P. Sharp and Reuters Canada and a 20 year member of the Russian Academy of Ballet School. Daughter of the late Doug and Emily COOMBS. Dear sister of Doug. Lovingly remembered by Robert and Gerri WICE of Edmonton, Alberta, Nancy WICE of Etobicoke, Craig and Debbie LINDSAY of Newmarket and Scott and Sue LINDSAY of Georgetown. Friends will be received at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes Ltd., 63 Mimico Avenue, Toronto on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Mary Lee's Life will be held in the Chapel Thursday 11 a.m. Donations in Mary Lee's memory may be made to the Humane Society or Wesley Mimico United Church. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Michael's Palliative Care Unit for their loving care.

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
BALDRY, Ross
(Retired Bell Canada Employee in Niagara Falls and Toronto)
At the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, on Friday evening, March 3, 2006, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie COOMBS. Loving father of Catherine and Lew CONSTANTINO, Mary Jane and William BRENNAN, James and Sue BALDRY. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Matthew, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Jacey, Griffen, Brady, Crystal and Craig. Predeceased by his parents Arnold and Estelle BALDRY of Niagara Falls. A Private Funeral Service was held. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Sirch Community Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Haliburton Community Funeral Home, Hwy. 118, Haliburton, Ontario (705) 457-9209. www.communityfuneralhomes.com

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COOMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
MERCIER, Ronald Francis (1943-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron MERCIER on April 15, 2006. He is predeceased by his wife Jacqueline MERCIER (née MURPHY,) and is lovingly remembered by his son Marc and daughter-in-law Shelley (Toronto, Ontario), daughter Tammy and son-in-law Peter (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and daughter Tracey (Vancouver, British Columbia,) their mother Hélène STEVENS (nee COOMBS,) sister Eleanor ROSS (Fenwick, Ontario) and brothers Larry and Shawn (Cranbrook, British Columbia), Wayne (Timmins, Ontario,) mother Agnes MENARD (Fenwick, Ontario) and grandchildren Anique, Alexander, Emma and Aerin. He will be sadly missed by all his family and special friend and partner, Leslie ROBERTS. Ron was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22, 1943 and grew up in Timmins, Ontario. He had retired from Ontario Hydro where he had been employed for 34 years. An avid hockey, baseball and football player and devoted fan (especially the Montreal Canadiens), with a great sense of kindness and humour, he loved to tell stories about his life in Timmins and his years of dedication to Ontario Hydro. Ron's greatest love was for his family with a special and unconditional love for his children and grandchildren. They will all miss dearly their Dad and Grandad! Special thanks are extended to the nurses and physicians who cared for Ron in Intensive Care Unit East and 6 South at Hamilton General Hospital. All the staff were exceptionally professional and caring to Ron and the family during his and their time of need. For that, the entire family is extremely appreciative. Family will be receiving Friends on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto (south of Eglinton Avenue). A celebration of Ron's life will be held for family and close Friends on Saturday, April 22, 2006 in the Newbigging Funeral Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in the name of "Ronald Francis MERCIER" to either the Canadian Cancer Society (1-888-939-3333) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (1-888-473-4636).

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