CROSSAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-17 published
KRAEMER, Norman Philip
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, January 15, 2006, Norman Philip KRAEMER in his 81st year. Loving husband of Catharine (Kae) (née VANLOON) KRAEMER. Dear brother of Edward KRAEMER, the late Catherine CROSSAN and the late Dorothy FEENEY. Dear uncle of Maureen (Ron) RUSSELL, Dorothy FEENEY, Mike (Maureen) FEENEY, Cathy (Jim) ROBERTS, Patty (Don) LOBB, Dan FEENEY, Ted (Chris) FEENEY and Gail (Fred) FULLER and their families. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Pius X Church, 777 Valetta Street on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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CROSSAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-12 published
SAWA, Ethel
Peacefully with family by her side on February 10, 2006 at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Ethel SAWA passed away in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband Edward (1999), her daughter Peggy (1945,) her granddaughter Cori CROSSAN (1975) and her brothers John (1995) and Allen BERRYMAN (1944.) Loving mother to Desmond (Marie) SAWA of London, Allen (Hazel) SAWA of Oshawa and Julie (Gerry) CROSSAN of London. Grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Loving sister-in-law of Rose BERRYMAN of Regina, Saskatchewan. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Monday, February 13, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home 652-2020.

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CROSSETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
FERREL, Dale Joseph (1924-2006)
A bright spirit peacefully departed this world on January 23, 2006, at his home in Mississauga, in the arms of his wife Mary SIMPSON. A World War 2 veteran, salesman, teacher (George Brown College), writer, healer and spiritual mentor, he will be missed by many. Father of Lynne (Louis) QUENET, Michael and David, grandfather of Mary Ann QUENET. Brother of Dave (Anne) of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Loved by Mary's family, daughter Laura (Dave) CROSSETT, son Tom, and grand_son Derek SIMPSON. Friends are invited to a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way). Visiting will begin at 1 p.m. Cremation. Thanks to Community Care Access Centre Peel and especially Lillian, R.N. Donations in his memory will be welcomed by The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario, P.O. Box 156, Stn. U, Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 5P1. Condolences may be made at www.turnerporter.ca

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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-06-28 published
DOW, Laverna (née SMITH)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Saturday June 24, 2006. Laverna DOW of Markdale and formerly of Owen Sound in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Peter DOW. Stepmother of Michael WRIGHT and his wife Sharon of Ottawa. Dear sister of Velma HUDSON of Feversham. Aunt of Lynanne SMITH and great aunt of Brittany CROSSLEY of Victoria, British Columbia. She will be sadly missed by her many cousins and Friends. Predeceased by her parents John and Lila SMITH, her brother J.D. SMITH and her brother-in-law Russ HUDSON. Friends were invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home on Monday June 26 for visitation. The funeral was conducted in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. with Major Ralph HEWLETT officiating. Cremation Flesherton Crematorium.
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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-26 published
DOW, Laverna (née SMITH)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Saturday, June 24, 2006. Laverna DOW of Markdale and formerly of Owen Sound in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Peter DOW. Stepmother of Michael WRIGHT and his wife Gloria of Ottawa. Dear sister of Velma HUDSON of Feversham. Aunt of Lynanne SMITH and great aunt of Brittany CROSSLEY of Victoria, British Columbia. She will be sadly missed by her many cousins and Friends. Predeceased by her parents John and Lila SMITH, her brother J.D. SMITH and her brother-in-law Russ HUDSON. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Monday evening from 7: 00 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with Major Ralph HEWLETT officiating. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium.

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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
CROSSLEY, Lyla Ada (née SALTER)
Passed away peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in her 97th year. She lived with style, courage and a profound respect for people and for learning, in keeping with her career as an elementary school teacher in Toronto from 1928 to 1967. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred CROSSLEY and is survived by her two nephews, Jay and Scott DEYMAN; her niece, Judy CAREY and her husband Lee and great-nephew Colby. Lyla requested that a statement of her appreciation be expressed to her Friends near and far, the people of Rosedale United Church and her wonderful caregivers at Briar Crest Retirement Home for their years of care and support. Friends will be received at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 11 o'clock in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive. Reception to follow. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in Lyla's memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CROSSLEY, Lyla Ada (née SALTER)
Passed away peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in her 97th year. She lived with style, courage and a profound respect for people and for learning, in keeping with her career as an elementary school teacher in Toronto from 1928 to 1967. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred CROSSLEY and is survived by her two nephews, Jay and Scott DEYMAN; her niece, Judy CAREY and her husband Lee and great-nephew Colby. Lyla requested that a statement of her appreciation be expressed to her Friends near and far, the people of Rosedale United Church and her wonderful caregivers at Briar Crest Retirement Home for their years of care and support. Friends will be received at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 11 o'clock in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive. Reception to follow. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in Lyla's memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
CROSSLEY, Lyla Ada (née SALTER)
Passed away peacefully in Toronto on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in her 97th year. She lived with style, courage and a profound respect for people and for learning, in keeping with her career as an elementary school teacher in Toronto from 1928 to 1967. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred CROSSLEY and is survived by her two nephews, Jay and Scott DEYMAN; her niece, Judy CAREY and her husband Lee and great-nephew Colby. Lyla requested that a statement of her appreciation be expressed to her Friends near and far, the people of Rosedale United Church and her wonderful caregivers at Briar Crest Retirement Home for their years of care and support. Friends will be received at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 11 o'clock in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive. Reception to follow. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in Lyla's memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CROSSLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
CADDICK, Vera May (née ENGLISH)
Passed away at the Chelsey Park Nursing Home, Mississauga on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. Vera May ENGLISH of Woodland Beach, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late James C. CADDICK. Dear mother of Wilbert (Eleanor) CADDICK of Richmond Hill, Carole (John) CROSSLEY of Woodland Beach and Joan (Nigel) WILLIAMS of Mississauga. Loved grandmother of Troy, Jason, Chris, Lea, Michael, Steven and Janine. Great-grandmother of Cody, Aiden, Danielle, Stephanie and Sophia. Daughter of the late Bill and Ethel ENGLISH. Sister of Deane HARKER and the late Wilbert, Gordon (Lorraine) and Gerald (Muriel) ENGLISH. A Memorial Service will be held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, at a later date. Cremation with interment at Allenwood United Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca

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CROSSMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
CROSSMAN, Thomas " Tom" A.
At the South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Ontario on Sunday, February 12, 2006, Thomas "Tom" A. CROSSMAN of Southcott Pines Grand Bend, Ontario in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lynda LEE (WALKER) CROSSMAN. Dear father of Debbie CROSSMAN and her partner Cam RICHARDSON of Toronto, Sue CROSSMAN and Steve QUIGLEY of Montreal. Dear Step-father of Kelly and Stephen SAVAGE of Windsor, Scott McKAY and Ingrid NIELSEN of Ottawa, Sarah BEERS and Jeff BROWN of Kitchener. Dear grampa to Jennifer, Stephanie, Heather, Michael, Michelle, Jessica, Andrew, Jack, Christie, Julia, Jonah, Brian and Jennifer. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edie and Jack JENKINS of Uxbridge, Jean and John BRUBACHER of Guelph, Marcy WALKER and Pedro QUINTANA of Grand Bend. Also survived by "Daisy," Tom's darling dog. Cremation. Funeral service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill on Thursday, February 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mountview Cemetery, Galt, at a later date. Donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses Sarnia-Lambton Branch, 1705 London Line, Suite 5 Sarnia Ontario N7W 9Z9 or the South Huron Hospital Foundation "Emergency Room Upgrade", 24 Huron Street W., Exeter, Ontario N0M 1S2. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca Memorial service to follow in April date and place to be announced. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. CROSSMAN at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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CROSSMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
AGNEW, Mary-Elizabeth C.
Suddenly at home in London, Ontario on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 in her 51st year. Beloved mother of Sean and Glen (Carrie). Grandmother of Tanner and Riley. Also survived by sisters Suzanne, Judith and their families. Predeceased by her parents, John D. AGNEW and Corinne E. AGNEW (CROSSMAN.) In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements by London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459. www.londoncremation.com Interment service will be held in Montreal.

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CROSSMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
CROSSMAN, Patricia (née TRUE)
Peacefully at her home in Palmer Alaska, Patricia CROSSMAN (TRUE) passed away on Monday, April 24th, 2006 after a short battle with cancer, in her 59th year. Beloved wife of John LINGREN and loving mother of Melissa and Matthew. Dear daughter of Anne TRUE of Fort Smith, N.W.T. and the late Ken TRUE. Dear sister of Charlie (Colleen) of Caroline, Alberta, Joan of London, Ontario, Don (Patti KAY) of Fort Smith N.W.T., Ken (Anne) of London, Ontario, Judy (Chuck) of Fort Smith, N.W.T. and Jim of London, Ontario. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Michael's Church, Palmer, Alaska on Monday, May 1st., 2006. Cremation has taken place.

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CROSSMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-16 published
OKE, Wanda Loraine (née CREVIER)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Wanda Loraine OKE of Alvinston in her 44th year. Beloved wife of Mike and loving mother of Jennifer. Dear daughter of Loraine CREVIER of Pt. Edward and the late Ralph (2000.) Loved by her brothers and sisters, Debbie CROSSMAN (Kevin,) Roy CREVIER (Shelley,) Kim McKEE (Jeff) and David CREVIER all of Sarnia. Dear daughter-in-law of Bob and Janet OKE of Ridgetown and Nancy and Dave McCANN of Alvinston and sister-in-law of Bill and Barb OKE of Alvinston, Danielle and Ian COOK of Coatsworth, Jake and Robin McCANN of Holstein and Jeremy and Julie McCANN of Rockland. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and many Friends. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 17 at 1: 30 p.m. at Guthrie Presbyterian Church, Alvinston. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health or Thameswood Lodge (London Health Sciences Centre Foundation). Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home.

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CROSSMAN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-18 published
DICKEY, Lorne, B.Sc.
At his residence on Friday, March 10, 2006 in his 53rd year. Loving father of Jennifer DICKEY and step father of Michael CHERNETS, both of Ottawa. Loving son of Robert and the late Anne. Brother of Joanne CROSSMAN of Hamilton. Dear friend of Maggie HOLTON. Will be sadly missed by his uncle and aunt, Ralph and Mary LLOYD and his other aunts, uncles, his nephew and cousins. Friends will be received at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Rd S., Peterborough on Thursday, March 23, 2006 from 11-12 p.m. with a Memorial Service to follow in the Nisbett Chapel at 12 p.m. Reverend Doctor Robert J. ROOT officiating. Reception to follow in the Nisbett Reception Centre. In memory of Lorne donations may be made to the Peterborough Humane Society or the Rotary Greenway Trail. Lord in your mercy, grant Lorne your peace.

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CROSSMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
ROSS, Alan William
Suddenly in Burlington, Ontario on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, Alan ROSS of Burlington, in his 56th year. Beloved husband of Carol (née ARMSTRONG) ROSS. Much loved father of Michelle LAURETANO and her husband Eddy, Tami YOUNG and her husband Jerry, and Adam ROSS, all of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Natasha, Natalie, Logan and Isabella. Dear son of Nancy ROSS and the late Peter of Burlington and son-in-law of Ruth ARMSTRONG and the late Walter of Guelph. Loving brother of Donna CROSSMAN and her husband Kim of Mississauga and brother-in-law of Allan ARMSTRONG. Loved uncle of Christian and Taylor. Al was the General Manager for Mid-U.S.A. Canada and an avid Harley enthusiast. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Burlington Breast Cancer Support Services would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Good Bye Good Bye my family and Friends My life is past I loved you all to the very last Weep not for me But courage take Love each other for my sake For those you love Don't go away They walk beside you Everyday www.smithsfh.com

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CROSSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
BOOTHBY, Donald Herbert
Peacefully at Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, April 9, 2006. Don BOOTHBY of Port Ideal, Lake of Bays, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Lillian. Dear father of Ron and his wife Christine of Ottawa, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Jillian. Dear brother of Rhodes and his wife Isabelle, and Helen CROSSON. Brother-in-law of Marion BOOTHBY. Predeceased by brothers Dalton, Ralph and Ross. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Billingsley Funeral Home, 430 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Friday, April 14, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at the Saint_James Anglican Cemetery in Port Cunnington. Donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation or the Diabetes Centre of the Huntsville Hospital would be appreciated by the family. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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CROSTY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-04 published
ROBINSON, George Tyndall, C.D.
World War II Veteran of London
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, November 1st, 2006 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 62 years to Murdena Jean ROBINSON (BEATON.) Dear father of Joyanne (Bill) CROSTY of Cobourg, Randy ROBINSON (Anne PECKHAM) of London and Dena (Rob) BOWERING of London, grandfather of 5 special grandchildren, Bill (Dee) and Scott (Kim) CROSTY, Courtney (ROBINSON) MATEUS (Bruno), Jason and Julia BOWERING. Proud great-grandfather of Alecia and Billy CROSTY and Tyler CROSTY. Sadly missed by dear friend Nelly BAUTISTA, sister-in-law Joan ROBINSON of Lucknow and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the wonderful care givers at the C7-300 and palliative care units. You are true angels! At George's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Private Family Interment at South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow. Donations appreciated to the Humane Society or London Health Sciences Centre and may be made through the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home Lucknow (519-528-3432)

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CROSWELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-02-14 published
CROSWELL, Lorna
In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother, and friend, Lorna CROSWELL, who passed away one year ago, February 15, 2005.
A part of you goes with us
To guide us every day
We have to carry on our lives
Even though you couldnt stay.
We miss your gentle understanding
The caring way you touched our hearts
Then if from out of nowhere
Your jokes and laughter did fill the room
And all our stories start.
We will carry those special times with us
And repeat the stories told
To remind ourselves, and generations after us
How simple living and laughter
Show a truth of you
We are proud to cherish and hold.
So many reasons to be thankful for your life
And the memories you gave
From a cup of tea, your special hug
Or that certain game you loved to play.
Your best friend, Helen, and her Friendship in our lives
Carries for us, your spirit
And keeps you by our side.
I can look at my son Charlie
And see your presence standing there
The same gentle nature, a caring, loving soul
And that sense of humour
No other to compare.
Truly blessed am I, a mother to behold
The person I can only inspire myself to be.
Your last words to meMy heart will hold forever dear.
You said, I'll remember that I love you
And always keep you near.
Please know my love for you Mom
I miss you, and take care
I promise to once again
Catch your smile
Through the glimmer of a tear.
Love, your daughter, Rae
Sadly missed and joyously remembered by Rae, Larry, Debbie and Charlie; Mark, Anita, Christopher, and Rachael; and your best bud, Helen

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CROSWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
FOOT, Mary (née REID)
Born in Kendal, England on May 17th, 1919 to her dear late parents John and Frances Alice (WALLING) REID. Entered into eternal rest at the North York General Hospital on Saturday, January 21st, 2006. Mary (REID) dearly loved wife of the late Frederick Albert FOOT. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Angela (Jim MILLARD) and Deborah (Derrick CROSWELL.) Cherished grandmother of Kevin (Martina), Matthew (Stephanie), Sarah, Jonathan and great grandmother of Ryan and Justin. The family would like to thank the staff at North York General Hospital for their integrity, kindness and respect. Special thanks also to the staff at Bethany Lodge for their excellent, dedicated and compassionate care for our dear mother over the past 3½ years. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Ave., (one block east of Donlands subway) from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Services will be held in the Greenwood Gospel Chapel 949 Greenwood Ave. (north of Danforth Ave.) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at Eleven O'clock. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the Gideon Bible Society would be appreciated by the family. "Absent From The Body, Present With The Lord"

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CROTEAU o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-29 published
CROTEAU, Jean-Guy Joseph
In loving memory of Jean-Guy Joseph CROTEAU who passed away peacefully at his residence in Wasaga Beach on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Jean-Guy in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Irene. Father to Jeannine, Jean-Paul, Ruth, Marcel, Susan, Maurice, Janice, Phillip, and Lor-Lea. "Pa" to Michael, Matthew, Monique, Jean-Guy, Shay, Sydney, Samantha, Stephanie, Sabrina, Nicole, David, and Shannon. Jean-Guy will be sadly missed by his many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 11-1 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, November 23 at 1 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
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CROTEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
ROBERTS, Shirley Clara
In Toronto, Ontario at Humber River Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Ben ROBERTS and the late Sadie HAYES, and dear step-daughter of Elsie ROBERTS of Carleton Place, Ontario. Dear sister of Thomas ROBERTS (Linda) of Kirkfield, Ontario, and step-sister of Rick ROBERTS (Sandra) of Milton, Ontario. Dear aunt of Lawren ROBERTS (Elizabeth,) Janice CROTEAU (Maurice), Julia ROBERTS and Lesley WRIGGLESWORTH (Todd) and their families. Private inurnment at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, Ontario.

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CROTHERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-21 published
MALLARD, Kathleen (née HARRINGTON)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 at Golden Dawn Nursing Home in Lions head in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold Melford MALLARD (1992.) Dear mother of Marion (Dave) HILL of Sauble Beach and Jack (Jeanette) MALLARD of Oxenden. Cherished grandmother of Sharon (Dieter) NIEMEIER of Cargill, Roger (Kirsten) HILL of Owen Sound, David (Cecile) MALLARD of Oxenden, Kathleen (Bruce) CREIGHTON of Oakville, Sandra (Elliott) GOOD of Oliphant and Deanne (Blake) CROTHERS of Winnipeg, Manitoba and great-granchildren Webster, Elise, Emma Jane, Annaelise, Joshua, Ania, Kaitlin, Wesley, Jack, Hayden and Samuel. She will also be sadly missed by her many Friends. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents James and Mary HARRINGTON, her son Bert, grand_son Gary HILL and his wife Wendy and great-grand_son Dakota James MALLARD. Kathleen's family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to all who cared for her in all her years at Golden Dawn and in her final days there. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton on Monday, April 24th from 1: 00 p.m. until time of the service to celebrate her life at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Oxenden Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com
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CROTHERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
CROTHERS, Eileen Patricia (née COLLINS)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eileen on January 20, 2006, in her 86th year. Wife of the late Thomas CROTHERS. Beloved mother of Karl, Donna (Clarence,) Brian (Dawn,) and the late David. Loving Grandmother of eight, and Great-grandmother of ten. Dear sister of Bill (Marion), Beatrice (Archie) and Ken (Pat). Eileen will be sadly missed by true friend Yvonne. Service and cremation have taken place.

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CROTTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
RUFFOLO, Elvira Patricia
(February 4th, 1957-February 6th, 2006)
Peacefully at home in her 50th year. Devoted wife of the late James Gerard CROTTY and loving mother of Aurea and Michael CROTTY and mother-in-law of Anthony DI CARLO, passed away in the early hours Monday, February 6th. Vera will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her mother Lauretta RUFFOLO, sister Elda, brother Frank and his wife Mara and their two children Brandon and Michael as well as her faithful dog Taz. Vera's love of life and magnetic personality will forever be remembered by all her Friends and family; she was an inspiration and role model to us all. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, February 10th at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 Ninth Line in Oakville, Ontario. Memorial will take place Saturday, February 11th at 1 p.m. (Glen Oaks). Donations will be accepted on behalf of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
CROUCH, Bernice Audre (formerly McNEIL)
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Saturday, January 7th, 2006. Bernice Audre CROUCH. Predeceased by her husband Oscar CROUCH (1987) and Paul McNEIL (1950.) Dear mother of Tom and Karen CROUCH of New Hamburg and Mary CROUCH of Strathroy and grandmother of Tara and Ed CARTER of London and Kyle CROUCH and Andrea OTTO. Great-grandmother of Darrian and Chance CARTER also survived by her sister Doris LEVITT and her husband Doug of Sarnia and her brother Don FULTON of Ft. Erie Ontario. Predeceased by her son Fr. Paul CROUCH of Winnipeg (2001.) Burnice enjoyed a long career in nursing and volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy on Tuesday January 10th from 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with service to be held at the funeral home on Wednesday January 11th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations would be greatly appreciated by the family to the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bernice

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CROUCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
JOHNSTON, Leo " Lee"
A resident of R.R.#5 Bothwell, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Saturday October 14, 2006 at the age of 73. Born in Sarnia, son of the late Charles and Louella CROUCH) JOHNSTON. Best friend and husband of Marjory (HARPER) JOHNSTON. Proud father of Charles and Michelle JOHNSTON of R.R.#1 Inwood, Michael and Dana JOHNSTON of Corunna. Loving grandfather of Mackenzie and Emily JOHNSTON. Dear brother of Mary SAYLOR of Bothwell. The JOHNSTON family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Stephen DEMITROFF of Saint_John's Anglican Church, Aughrim officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Diabetes Association, Saint_John's Anglican Church, Aughrim or the charity of ones choice. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com "A tree will be planted in memory of Lee JOHNSTON in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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CROUCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-10 published
CROUCH, Bernice Audre (formerly McNEIL)
Peacefully, at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Bernice Audre CROUCH. Predeceased by her husbands, Oscar CROUCH (1987) and Paul McNEIL (1950.) Dear mother of Tom and Karen CROUCH of New Hamburg and Mary CROUCH of Strathroy, and grandmother of Tara and Ed CARTER of London, and Kyle CROUCH and Andrea OTTO. Great-grandmother of Darrian and Chance CARTER. Also survived by her sister Doris LEVITT and her husband Doug of Sarnia and her brother, Don FULTON of Fort Erie. Predeceased by her son, Fr. Paul CROUCH of Winnipeg (2001.) Bernice enjoyed a long career in nursing and volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. West, Strathroy, on Tuesday, January 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the service held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 11 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment Strathroy Cemetery. Donations would be greatly appreciated by the family to the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bernice.

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CROUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-23 published
WILKINSON, Isobel Ellen (née ALTHOUSE)
Peacefully, with loved-ones near, at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto on September 21, 2006, Isobel Ellen WILKINSON (née ALTHOUSE,) in her 79th year. Beloved wife of John Provost WILKINSON. Beloved mother to: Margaret Ann WILKINSON and husband Richard CROUCH (of London,) Elizabeth Ellen PHIPPS and husband Ken (of Saskatoon,) and John Bertie Althouse WILKINSON and wife Jane STUBBINGTON (of Toronto). She leaves grandchildren whom she loved dearly and of whom she was very proud: Meredith and George CROUCH, Emily and Heather KEVILL, and Connor and Katie WILKINSON. She also leaves her beloved sister-in-law, Ann ROBSON, and her family. Isobel had a long and fulfilled life, founded on her love for family, for Friends, for fun, and for educating herself and others. Isobel was a graduate of St. Clement's School. Her university degrees were from the University of Toronto's Trinity College, Faculty of Education and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She retired as Vice-Principal of the Lower School of Havergal College in 1993, where she had taught grade 6 for many years, always enjoyed helping young minds develop, and pioneered the introduction of computers into the classroom. She was always active in Forest Grove United Church where she held numerous positions including Christian education director, chair of the unified board, and Meals on Wheels volunteer. She was also a proud long-time member of the Canadian Federation of University Women-Leaside Club, and its 'Added Dividends' group. Isobel was shaped greatly by her parents whom she loved immensely, the late John George ALTHOUSE, former Director of Education for the Province of Ontario, and Mayme. She often spoke of them and of cherished memories of summers spent on Lake Temagami. Since retirement, John and Isobel fulfilled their goal of traveling to France, Central America, England, and Russia. However, Isobel was always most excited by the opportunity to spend time with John at 'Rudyard', their Muskoka cottage. Rainy days at Rudyard spent with a crossword puzzle, playing a friendly game of Scrabble (aided by her late mother-in-law's dictionary), or teaching George and Meredith to play bridge; and sunny days on a Segwun cruise, encouraging Connor and Katie as they learned to swim, or enjoying her favorite double-ended rowboat. Isobel's family thanks warmly those who assisted her so much throughout her stay at Saint Michael's Hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Friends may pay their respects at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday, September 27th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Drive, Toronto (east of Bayview Ave., south of Finch Ave. E) on Thursday September 28th at 2 p.m. In remembrance, contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Lung Association or a charity of one's choice. Messages/ condolences may be sent to: remember-isobel@rogers.com

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CROUCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
HUNT, James Richard " Jim," " Shaky"
Passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on March 8, 2006, in his 80th year. Jim is survived by his loving wife and companion of 54 years, Caroline (CROUCHER,) and their four children, Cally of Toronto, Rod and Catherine (ROCHE) of Oakville, Kathryn and John CREELMAN of Mono and Andrew and Gillian (HOFMEYR) of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dearly missed by his grandchildren, Ben HUNT, Billy and Cally HUNT, Katie CREELMAN, and Aidan and Ella HUNT. Survived by his brothers, Donald and his wife Helen of Florida, and John and his wife Joan of Grand Bend. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Jim entered the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of seventeen and graduated from the first journalism class at the University of Western Ontario (1948). Jim had a long and distinguished career in sports journalism and had the pleasure of covering most major sporting events including; Stanley Cups, Superbowls, World Series, Olympic Games, Golf Majors and 50 consecutive Grey Cups. He was the recipient of many awards including the Canadian Football League Commissioner's Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of football in Canada, the Sports Media Canada Achievement Award (the Canadian Arm of the International Sports Writers Association), and the Alumni Honour Roll from the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He was the author of several books, including his memoirs "All Work and All Play". Family wish to thank Dr. Ron TAILOR/TAYLOR for his devoted care, and the current and former staff of the Toronto Sun Sports Department for their Friendship and support. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 13th. A memorial service will be held on March 14th at 11 o'clock in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If desired, donations in memory of James may be made to Street Haven at the Crossroads, 87 Pembroke Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2N9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2.

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CROUCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
HUNT, James Richard " Jim," " Shaky"
Passed away suddenly, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on March 8, 2006, in his 80th year. Jim is survived by his loving wife and companion of 54 years, Caroline (CROUCHER,) and their four children, Cally of Toronto, Rod and Catherine (ROCHE) of Oakville, Kathryn and John CREELMAN of Mono, and Andrew and Gillian (HOFMEYR) of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dearly missed by his grandchildren, Ben HUNT, Billy and Cally HUNT, Katie CREELMAN, and Aidan and Ella HUNT. Survived by his brothers, Donald and his wife Helen of Florida, and John and his wife Joan of Grand Bend. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Jim entered the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of seventeen and graduated from the first journalism class at the University of Western Ontario (1948). Jim had a long and distinguished career in sports journalism and had the pleasure of covering most major sporting events including: Stanley Cups, Superbowls, World Series, Olympic Games, Golf Majors and 50 consecutive Grey Cups. He was the recipient of many awards including the Canadian Football League Commissioner's Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of football in Canada, the Sports Media Canada Achievement Award (the Canadian Arm of the International Sports Writers Association), and the Alumni Honour Roll from the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He was the author of several books, including his memoirs "All Work and All Play". Family wish to thank Dr. Ron TAILOR/TAYLOR for his devoted care, and the current and former staff of the Toronto Sun Sports Department for their Friendship and support. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 13th. A Memeorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 11 o'clock at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If desired, donations in memory of James may be made to Street Haven at the Crossroads, 87 Pembroke Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2N9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2.

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CROUSE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-12 published
MILLER, Lucille Marie (PARTHENAIS)
Passed away suddenly on July 9th, 2006 at the age of 59 years, the former Lucille Marie PARTHENAIS of Paisley. Born in Cornwall on June 23rd, 1947, to Jean-Nel and Aline PARTHENAIS of Cornwall. Dear sister of Odette PRINCE of Cornwall and Leo PARTHENAIS of Lacdubonnet, Massachusetts. Loving wife of Larry MILLER. Mother of Alain and his girlfriend Alison TATUM and Julie LIFE. Stepmom of Donna OUWENDYK, Rob and his girlfriend Krista BEGGS, Christie and her husband Kevin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Jason and his girlfriend Cora-Lee CROUSE. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Tanner, Dakota, Sierra, Cassidy and Bailey. She is also survived by her nephew Tony PRINCE. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. S., Paisley from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 13th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com
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CROUSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
COX, Kenneth
(Founding member of the Faustina Hockey Club)
Peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the Credit Valley Hospital, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy and the late Georgina (Jo). Loving father of Jim and Lynda, Pat and Steve CROUSE and the late Donald. Dear step-father of Doug and Janis CATTO, Diane CATTO and Dale and Bill MATHESON. Adored grandfather of eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty and Frank HAGEMANS, and the late Bruce. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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CROUTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
John BARRY, 74: Wine, women and a hint of danger
Tavern owner was the life of the party
But he also kept a gun under his pillow
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
There are so many stories about John BARRY that you think they all can't be true. And maybe they aren't, but they could be -- and that, in the end, is the whole point of knowing somebody like him.
His life was the stuff of movies -- the slick, finger-snapping movies of the past, where the drinks flowed and the smoke from the ever-present cigarettes rose, Bogey style, in smooth concentric circles from the corner of the mouth. The women were broads, showpieces in tight skirts and tighter angora sweaters; the men sat at their regular tables, doing deals, not all of them legal, as the sax player wailed.
But this was no celluloid romp with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the rest of the rat-pack reprobates. This was all happening in Toronto, at John Duck's Tavern, an Etobicoke watering hole by the lake since 1866, when ex-British soldier John DUCK opened an inn for stagecoach traffic.
After BARRY bought the place in 1963, it became a clubhouse for men who, like BARRY, preferred to sit with their backs to the wall. Bikers came there; so did off-duty cops. There were days the parking lot was filled with cars bearing Michigan licence plates, belonging to the men in thousand-dollar suits up from Detroit for business meetings in BARRY's upstairs office.
Aulden GELDART was the John Duck bouncer and club manager for 16 years. At 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, he had the bulk and chops to be able to evict a whole posse of Vagabond bikers from the place. But he said he hated that his boss often packed a gun. "John always carried a semi-automatic, always in the back of his belt, and when he went to bed at night it was under his pillow," he said.
For safety, BARRY had underground parking for his Caddy; he also had a pair of dogs -- variously described as Doberman, American bull terrier or Bouvier, but big dogs, at least 150 pounds each, GELDART said -- that cost him $1,200 each. Most remember one called Boomer.
There were always whispers BARRY might have been a made man, a wise guy, even a hit man. GELDART said there were plenty of Toronto cops "after" BARRY, but his ex-boss was too smart for them. Former police chief William McCORMACK was a homicide investigator in those days and he said he'd remember if BARRY were involved in anything illegal. He doesn't, so it's likely BARRY wasn't.
"I always thought that talk was a lot of bulls -- -," said Rory ROBERTSON, who tended bar between 1969 and 1972. "But John knew a lot of people and I used to think some of them were rounders."
The only thing that most of his Friends and customers cared about was that BARRY -- who died November 12 at the age of 74 -- was a charming guy, a fun guy, the ultimate party guy.
He was a regular at Bardi's Steak House downtown. After hours, he and his boys would take over a private room at Gatsby's on Church St. Every night, it was red wine, and rum and Coke. Every night, it was steak, rare, with a side order of mushrooms. Every night, no one else ever got to pick up the cheque. Maybe that's why someone dubbed him "the old guy," but he liked it and the moniker stuck, even though he was only seven years older than ROBERTSON.
With his wife May and three children safely stashed away in Brampton, BARRY lived upstairs at John Duck's, also the scene of many a party.
"It was a typical bachelor pad," said his daughter Shandra BARRY. "Black leather. Red carpet. Party Central. It was his private club. The joke was that if the apartment door was locked, you don't knock, you don't interrupt the party going on inside."
Women loved him -- not just because he was movie-star handsome and charming and had that glint in his eye, but also because he was a lover who listened as if they were the only person in the world.
The man was charismatic, a great host who transformed the Humber House -- the name of the tavern when BARRY bought it -- into a modern-day legend, the watering hole of celebrities, including CFRB's long-time morning man, Wally CROUTER, country musician Gordie Tapp and the star athletes of the day. The Argos were regulars; so was coach Leo Cahill and three Miami Dolphins players he lured north to a new football league he tried to start, a couple of boxing champs and some Leafs.
The place was known for its Saturday jazz. "If you weren't inside by noon, you couldn't get a seat," ROBERTSON said. The late and hard-living Toronto Sun columnist, Paul RIMSTEAD, often sat at the drums; Diamond Lil from the Skyline Hotel would belt out the songs.
One day ROBERTSON noticed three guys coming in the door who turned out to be members of The Drifters, of Under the Boardwalk fame, and they did a turn at the mike.
"I don't know how much John knew about music, but he liked the way we talked, acted and the atmosphere we created. He liked fun. He wanted to be around, laughing and scratching, baby," said Bruce JAMES, who used to play the sax on those Saturday afternoons.
BARRY was born into one of the leading families of Sudbury; his father was in real estate and politics, made and lost three fortunes and died a very wealthy man, according to Jonquil FURSE, BARRY's sister. When BARRY was about 10 years old, he decided he didn't like attending Scollard Hall, a private school in North Bay, so he hired a taxi to take him home to Sudbury. His father paid the bill.
"John was very electric," FURSE said. "He was a chameleon, into everything, then off."
He was also her favourite brother, who took her fiancé, George FURSE, aside the day they were to be married in a very haute Westmount ceremony and told the astonished groom that if he ever laid a hand on his favourite baby sister, he'd "bust me up bad."
"He was very Runyonesque," George FURSE said, recalling how BARRY then pulled out a massive roll of money -- "I'd never seen that before except in the movies" -- and counted out four $100 bills from the top. "This oughta help you on the honeymoon," he barked.
"He was playing the part," his sister insisted.
After short stints in Sudbury as a miner and owner-operator of a gas station, BARRY hit the States, where his family believes he worked as a boxing promoter and a front man booking gigs for black singers and groups.
Later he owned a Mimico film studio, a limousine company and the company that booked all of the big acts into the Canadian National Exhibition's Grandstand shows.
His daughter Shandra said she remembers being driven in one of her father's limos to meet The Monkees backstage; other acts he brought to Toronto included Sonny and Cher, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, The Jackson Five, The Osmonds and Johnny Cash.
BARRY never stopped making deals. For awhile he owned a gold mine in British Columbia and a company called Iomech Ltd., and held patents for various water purification systems. Every Sunday, when he would drive to Brampton to see his family, he'd take them out for a drive to look at the latest country estate or property he was going to move them to.
"My mother just laughed. Every week it was a new place, a new deal," Shandra said. "He was the wildest ride in the amusement park."
All three children came to work at John Duck's after their mother died in 1979, and Shandra and her brother Jon were there March 5, 1988, when the party ended and BARRY closed the doors for the last time.
"He had it for 25 years; it was a huge part of his life," she said. "It was like a death in the family."
BARRY subsequently lived in several lofts around town, cutting out smoking and cutting down his drinking in later years, but he was diagnosed with esophagal cancer about a year ago. He didn't want people to know he was sick, and when he was hospitalized he didn't want people to visit him. Many did anyway.
His family is erecting a gravestone with the words "The Old Guy" and his favourite saying: "When I was here, I was here."

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