CUNDELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
OSBORNE, Muriel Anne (née CUNDELL)
(30 year employee, University Plumbing and Heating, and Zentil Property Management)
Suddenly at Humber River Regional Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2006. Muriel Anne OSBORNE (née CUNDELL,) beloved mother of Randi. Dear grandmother of Joshua and Ashley. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Joan OSBORNE, brothers Ronald and Donald, and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway, 905-727-5421), Aurora on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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CUNDICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-29 published
PARNELL, Jean Ann (CUNDICK)
At London Health Sciences Centre -- University Campus, on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, Jean Ann (CUNDICK) PARNELL, age 75, of Sarnia, beloved wife of the late Harry Wilfred (Bill) PARNELL (1979) and dear mother of Doctor Robert PARNELL and his wife Patricia of Glencoe and Bill PARNELL and his wife Dorothy of Corunna. Loving grandmother of Stephanie Lynn (Drew), Jennifer Levan (Joe), Sean, Joana and Adam PARNELL. Great-grandmother of Nickolas and Nathan. Predeceased by an infant brother Grant. Mrs. PARNELL was a lifelong Sarnia area resident. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Sarnia, on Friday, June 30th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. William GRAHAM officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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CUNDICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-12 published
CUNDICK, Edwin Lyle
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on October 11th, 2006, Edwin Lyle CUNDICK of Watford in his 86th year. Lyle is predeceased by his wife Marjorie CUNDICK (DOAN) and by his son Edwin Wayne CUNDICK. Survived by his loving granddaughters Sherri Ann FIELDS (CUNDICK) and Mary Lou CUNDICK. Also survived by his brother Bud and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Friday, October 13th, 2006 from 4-7 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Fred DARKE officiating. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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CUNDICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-31 published
GRAHAM, Orville Klyne
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, October 26, 2006, Orville Klyne GRAHAM of Strathroy, in his 57th year. Husband and best friend of Sally (TAIT/TAITE/TATE) GRAHAM. Father of Berndatte and Pierre SSAINTERRE of Ottawa and Malcolm and Popy GRAHAM of Toronto. Grandfather of Alexa SSAINTERRE of Ottawa. son of Beatrice and the late Klyne GRAHAM. Brother of Angie and Roger HOPPENRATH of New Hamburg, Elmer and Pat GRAHAM of London, and Beth and Grant ECCLES of Barrie and brother-in-law of Tim (Carmen) TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Vic (Anne) TAIT/TAITE/TATE, Mary Anne (Dale) CUNDICK and Carmell (Jen) TAIT. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, October 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Monday, October 30 at 10 a.m. with Fr. John SHARP officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment was October 31 at Shetland United Church Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Orville.

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CUNDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-19 published
CUNDY, William Albert
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, April 17, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Vera Florence (COOPER) CUNDY and loved father of Stephen CUNDY and his wife Starr of West Lorne and Martin CUNDY and his partner Theresa of Saint Thomas. Dear grandfather of Alyssa, Jenalyn, Jared, Taylor, Justin and Angie and great grandfather of Mathew and Camryn. Dear brother of Ronold, Leslie and Shirley, all of England. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Long time friend of Claire and Roy McKINLEY and special uncle of Lori. Special friend of Josephine ROBBINS and June and Jim BURROWS. William was born in London, England on October 20, 1923, the son of the late William and Louise CUNDY. He was a retired Tool and Die Maker and worked at Singer Control, Northern Electric and Weston's. He served in the Royal British Navy during World War 2 and was a former member of the Legion. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate William's life will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place with the ashes to be interred in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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CUNDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
HURLEY, Wilfred B.
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Monday, November 13, 2006, Wilfred B. HURLEY of Glencoe in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Beatrice (COPELAND) for 68 years. Dear father of Joan and John PUSPOKY, Eileen and Don BRIGGS, Janet and Jack McCOUBREY and Ron and Barb HURLEY. Loving grandfather of Rick and Kim PUSPOKY, Randy and Robin PUSPOKY, Brad and Claudia CUNDY, Darryl CUNDY, Barbara JANSSENS, Molly McCOUBREY, Jennifer and John Ryan and Ryan and Julie HURLEY. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law Elizabeth GOULD. Predeceased by 2 sisters, Wanita COPELAND and Bernice LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Relatives and Friends wil be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Babcock Community Care Centre Residents Council.

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CUNHA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-18 published
PEREIRA, Lilia Christina
Peacefully with her loving family by her side at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Monday, July 17, 2006, Lilia Christina PEREIRA of London at the age of 39. Lilia leaves behind her precious true love Luis Henrique DASILVA of whom she shared many beautiful years of marriage together. A truly blessed mother of her two beautiful doves Layla (Boneca) Kristina Pereira DASILVA and Skyla (Gatinho) Luisah Pereira DASILVA. I will be forever proud of my two beautiful angels. Beloved daughter of Jose and Maria PEREIRA, you are truly admired and respected and I will forever love you and be with you always. Also survived by aunt Olivia (Jose) CUNHA, brother-in-law George and sister-in-law Dulce. 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. Prayers will be held at 7: 00 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 20th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue. Entombment, Saint Peter's Holy Family Mausoleum. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lilia, are asked to consider London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer program -- G.I.S.T. Email condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CUNHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
CUNHA, Jose Luis Ribeiro
Peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Maria Fatima CUNHA. Dear father of Carlos. Jose will be sadly missed by his sisters Silvana and Idalina and his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, January 9, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. in Christ The King Church (3495 Confederation Parkway). Entombment Assumption Cemetery.

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CUNITZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-19 published
PAUL, Betty J. (née BROOKS)
71 of Machesney Park, died on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born on May 7, 1934 in London, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Clarence and Ona (PYMAN) BROOKS. On June 28, 1952, she married her loving husband John Paul. Betty enjoyed playing bingo twice a week and spending time with her family. Survivors include her children Terry (June), Larry, Steven (Bonney) and Victoria (Phillip) CUNITZ; grandchildren Carolyn, Mike, Michelle, Jacob, Ona, Nicole, Nathan and Jacob CUNITZ; one great grandchild brothers Bob, Clare and Dave BROOKS; sister Joan GREENSIDE and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John on October 16, 2004. All services will be held privately in Canada. Cremation rites accorded by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel. Send online condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com

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CUNNEYWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
CUNNEYWORTH, Marguerite " Rita" (née COWLEY) (1924-2006)
Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in Brampton. Predeceased by her husband Al, three weeks earlier. Also predeceased by her brothers Rolie and Bill COWLEY and sister Babs ABEL. Survived by her brother Reg COWLEY of England and sister-in-law Kathy COWLEY of Brampton. Fondly missed by nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, both in Canada and England. Family and Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) (south of Vodden St.) on Saturday, April 8, 2006 from 10: 15 a.m. until time of memorial service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lung Association.

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CUNNING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
BAKER, Eric James
At Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Saturday, April 15th, 2006, age 80 years. Beloved husband of Lillian TOWNSON. Dear father of Eric Richard and Frances BAKER; Constance Elaine HILL and Bill GILES. Loving grandfather of Wally, Sandra, Jeff, Corrie, Gary, Heather and his great-grandchildren. Brother of Rowena CUNNING of Gaspe, Percy BAKER of Mount Forest and Eileen PERO of Thunder Bay. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Whitchurch Cemetery, Stouffville. Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Hospital Foundation, Bowmanville. Arrangements entrusted to THENorthcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street, Bowmanville. www.northcuttelliott.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-29 published
CLEMENT, Edith Josephine
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Sunday, November 26, 2006 of Flesherton in her 58th year. Cherished daughter of Mary and the late Cliff CLEMENT. Loving sister of Bruce (Theresa) of Brampton, Iris (Richard) PACKER of Whitby, Judith (Arthur) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Aldergrove, British Columbia, Clifford (Nairne) and Tony (Shirley) all of Oyama, British Columbia and Kathy (Jim) CUNNINGHAM of Ajax. She will be loved and remembered by her 16 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service will be held at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.
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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-01 published
HOEY, S. Wilson
Peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday morning February 28, 2006. In his 79th year, Samuel Wilson HOEY, the loving husband and best friend of Irene FARLEY- HOEY (née McKIBBON) and his loved late wife Doreen Rose HOEY (née McKAY). Loving father of Louise and her husband Gary LOADER, Diane CUNNINGHAM, Karen and her husband Ralph SLAYER, Brent HOEY, Rick FARLEY and his late wife Brenda, and Lynn and her husband Mike ANGELL. Loving grandfather of Daryl, Paul, Jeffrey, Amanda, Luke, Adam, Linda, Stephanie, Cheryl, Laura, Christopher, Telsa, Christopher, Brittnee, Johnathan. Great grandfather of Callum, Kyla, Zoe, and Ethan. Dear brother of Mary (Mrs. Harold MILFORD,) Betty and her husband Charles HUGHES, John HOEY and his wife Carol, Caroline and her husband Kenneth PATTERSON, Beverley and her husband James HOLLOWAY. Fondly remembered by his extended “McKay Family“ and his “Farley Family“, his nieces and nephews and by his good Friends. Wilson was a former employee for the Town of Oakville. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home in Owen Sound (519-376-2326) on Thursday March 2, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Thence to the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600) on Sunday March 5, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Saint John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville (905-845-0551) on Monday March 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment in Oakville Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-03 published
HALL, Mary Elizabeth (née CHRISTILAW)
At the Southampton Care Centre, on Friday March 31, 2006. Mary HALL (née CHRISTILAW) of Southampton in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Basil HALL, who resided with Mary at the Southampton Care Centre. Dear stepmother of Janet and her husband Russell CUNNINGHAM of Hemmingford, Quebec. Also survived by her brother, Jack CHRISTILAW of Kilbride, Ontario. Fondly remembered by her stepgrandchildren Leila (Matt) and Christian (Liliane) and her great stepgrandchildren, Rachel and Andrew. Predeceased by her parents, Victor and Jean CHRISTILAW, by her sister Jean and brother Nathan. At Mary's request there will be no visitation. Cremation. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the life of Mary HALL will be conducted in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Thursday April 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. Reverend Creola SIMPSON will officiate. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Family Centre of the Funeral Home. Interment of Ashes, Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-25 published
HALL, Basil Mackenzie
At the Southampton Care Centre, Southampton, on Thursday September 21, 2006. Basil HALL of Southampton in his 86th year. A Graduate of McGill University, Architecture, 1951, Basil taught at Mohawk College as well as applying his skills to the design of many Church building projects. He was very proud of his Scottish Rite membership within the Masonic Order. Husband of the late Mary HALL (née CHRISTILAW.) Dear father of Janet and her husband Russell CUNNINGHAM of Hemmingford Quebec. Proud grandfather of Leila and her husband Matthew ARLESS of Mooers, New York and Christian CUNNINGHAM and his wife Liliane of Hemmingford and great grandfather of Rachel and Andrew. Also survived by his first wife Hazel YOUNG of Hemmingford. Predeceased by his parents Ray and Leila HALL and his brother Rod. Cremation, Woodlawn Crematorium, Guelph. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Thursday September 28, 2006, 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Basil HALL will be conducted in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Friday at 2 p.m. Reverend Creola SIMPSON will officiate. A graveside service for the Interment of Ashes will follow on Saturday September 30, 2006, 11: 30 a.m., at Woodland Cemetery, Burlington. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Southampton Care Centre Residents Council. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-06 published
EDELKOORT, Myrtle Beatrice (formerly LOVELACE, née DONALDSON)
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday, December 4, 2006. In her 86th year, Myrtle Beatrice EDELKOORT (formerly LOVELACE, née DONALDSON,) the beloved wife of the late George EDELKOORT and the late Bertram LOVELACE. The loving mother of Robert LOVELACE and his wife Janis CUNNINGHAM, Tymen EDELKOORT and his wife Cindy, Ron EDELKOORT and Anita and her husband Barney FETTER. Loving grandmother of Rebecca and her husband Paul MURPHY, Christopher LOVELACE and his wife Anna, Sarah and Dwayne, Todd, Tara, T.J. and Kathy, Barbara, Tymen Jr. and Derek. Great-grandmother of Emily and Hannah. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her many brothers and sisters. Myrtle's love of music involved her with the Happy Songsters and The Forever Young Follies. She was also a member of the Wiarton Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire White Cloud Chapter. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer's Society or to the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire would be appreciated by the family.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-16 published
CUNNINGHAM, Wray A.
At the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton on Thursday, December 14th, 2006, at the age of 88 years, Wray CUNNINGHAM of Port Elgin. Husband of the former Daisy MORGAN. Father of Sandra and her husband Don COX of Grand Bend, Scott and his wife Rosemary of Memphis, Tennessee, Ken and his wife Margaret of Port Elgin, and Bob of London. Poppy of Stuart COX of Toronto, Carolyn CAFIK of Strathroy, Lea-Anne CUNNINGHAM of London, and Cassidy CUNNINGHAM of Memphis. Great-grandfather of Rachel COX of Toronto. Predeceased by one grand_son Justin COX, and by two sisters Elsie COOK and Margaret GILHAM. The family would like to acknowledge the memory of Miss Molly, whom Wray and Daisy dearly missed. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 340, Port Elgin, or to the Port Elgin Masonic Corporation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 340, Port Elgin will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 30 p.m., followed at 6:45 p.m. by a Memorial service conducted by Port Elgin Lodge #429 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. Portrait and Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
JONES, Ira Elbert
Peacefully at Chateau Gardens on January 3rd, 2006, Mr. Ira Elbert JONES of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Mrs. Ann Angus JONES. Loving father of Gordon and his wife Pat, Angus and his wife Zibby, Marjorie CUNNINGHAM, Dorothy and her husband Luca RICCIO, Douglas, and Janet. Dear grandfather of Carolyn, Clark, Evan, Matthew, Michael, Linda, Lisa, Sarah, Nadia, Silvia, Davide, and Hazel. Great-grandfather of Julia, Selena, Colin, Sean Ira, Leah, Clara and Cameron. Predeceased by his brothers Richard and Ivan JONES and sister Muriel WOOD. He will be sadly missed by his sister Gertrude WILSON. Ira enjoyed a long successful career with the Canadian Postal Service which was interrupted only by 6 years of active military duty during World War 2. In accordance with Ira's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be conducted in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas St. London) on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service time. In memory of Ira, contributions to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
McGHIE, Dr. Thomas G.
Our family would like to express heart-felt thanks to many people who helped us to celebrate the life of a husband, father, grandfather, friend and doctor. Your presence at the visitations and/or Celebration of Life brought us great comfort as you confirmed for us the positive influence of this humble man's life on many. Your donations to the Multi Organ Transplant Service at London Health Sciences Foundation, and to other organizations, the beautiful flower arrangements, the cards and e-mail condolences you sent and the food you delivered have made this difficult time more bearable. A special thanks to Reverend Darrell SHAULE for his ability to make the ceremony personable and spiritual in a way that comforted us all; to Dr. Michael GRACE who assisted with the eulogy; to the staff of Westview Funeral Chapel for their expert service and kind hearts; and to Tom's neighbours in Arva who warmly surprised us by engineering a reception that Tom would have thoroughly enjoyed. To Dr Karen CUNNINGHAM, Dr Dana MOORE and each staff member, our eternal thanks for their support and assistance that has allowed Dr EDELS to remain with Tom and family during these troubled times. As our families begin this long journey we are grateful beyond words for the love we have felt from family, Friends, the medical profession, and so many patients. The Family of Dr. Tom McGHIE

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
MORRISON- CUNNINGHAM, Jessie Jane (née DALE)
In her 93rd year went to her eternal home peacefully at Huronview, Clinton, Ontario on Wednesday, February 1, 2006. Beloved wife for 14 years of the late Murdock M. MORRISON (2004) and for 50 years of the late George O. CUNNINGHAM (1988.) Daughter of the late James Allison Shepperd DALE (1952) and the late Ida May STEVENS (1959.) Loving mother of Ronald (Bernice) CUNNINGHAM of Lindsay and the late David (1997) (Loreena) CUNNINGHAM of Salford. Lovingly remembered by 5 grandchildren Raymond (Leanne), Melinda, Susan (Omar), Chris (Sandy) and Kyla and 5 great-grandchildren. Also missed by step-children Mildred and Doug McASH, Varna, Murray and Peggy MORRISON, Ilderton, Paul MORRISON and Helen OVERHOLT, Zurich; Robert and Mavis MORRISON, Blyth; and Gary MORRISON, Listowel; and 13 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Martha SMITH, Kingsville and Josie (Jack) HARDING, London. Predeceased by brothers Allison, Ernest, Elmer and Carman DALE and sisters Myrtle READ and Ethel SMITH. By Jessie's request there will be no funeral home visitation. A private funeral service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Friday, February 3, 2006. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
CUNNINGHAM, Eleanor Isabell (formerly EMERICK, née McRANN)
At Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on Thursday, February 2, 2006 Eleanor Isabell (McRANN) (EMERICK) CUNNINGHAM formerly of London, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Stewart CUNNINGHAM (2004) and the late Harold EMERICK (1956.) Dear mother of Shirley and George SHIPWAY of London, Elaine and Stan JOHNSON of Grand Bend, Betty EMERICK of Hensall, Doug CUNNINGHAM of R.R.#2 Lucan, Carol and Larry DEVOGELARE of Chatham, Sandy and Charles STEPHENSON of Wallaceburg and Brad CUNNINGHAM of Chatham. Dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ross McRANN of New York State, Marg and Glen PROUT of Exeter, Mary and Edward PEMBLETON, Bill and Val NEIL, and Janet NEIL all of London, Vic NEIL of Lucan, Karol NEIL of Huron Park and Keith LAWLESS of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a daughter Gladys EMERICK and a sister Gladys LAWLESS. Eleanor was a longtime employee of Victoria Hospital, South Street Campus. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, February 6th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to the Alzheimer Society, Craigwiel Gardens or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
HODGINS, Barb (CUNNINGHAM) (October 26, 1948-February 5, 2005)
A year ago God welcomed "Home" our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and Nana. She will be in our hearts forever. Mom, Dad, Dave, Don, and families. Ward, Jenn, Megan and families.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
WATSON, James " Jim" Wilbert
Suddenly at his late residence on Friday, March 17, 2006. James "Jim" Wilbert WATSON of Parkhill in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Clara (YOUNG) WATSON. Dear father of Todd WOODBURN (granddaughter Taylor) of New Hamburg and Clara's daughter Rhonda WOODBURN of London. son of Viola (CUNNINGHAM) WATSON and the late James Roy WATSON. Dear brother of Shirley KNIGHT, Ron (2002) and Sharon WATSON of London, Sharon CAVANAGH and her friend Larry BRINTNELL of London. Son-in-law of Vera YOUNG and the late Alfred YOUNG and family. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the complete funeral and committal service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 21st at 1 p.m. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Interment Mars Hills Cemetery at a later date. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. WATSON at Ausable-Bayfield Conservation, Parkhill.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-14 published
TILFORD, Gordon E.
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after a courgeous battle, surrounded by his loving family, in his 78th year. Dearly loved husband of Audrey (LOCKHART) TILFORD and the late Barbara (PROWSE) TILFORD. Loved father of Janice and her husband Gregory MORRIS of Saint Thomas, D. Craig TILFORD and his partner Sharon OLMSTEAD of Caledonia and William E. TILFORD and his wife Marion CUNNINGHAM of British Columbia and Glenys and her husband John ROSE of Massachusetts. Dear step-father of Aaron and his wife Kristi HENOP of Hamilton and Kimberley Ann HENOP and her fiancé Gary SWICK of Stoney Creek. Predeceased by a sister Elsie RIMMINGTON. Much loved grandfather of Ian, Collin, Duncan, Nyssa, Emily, Aiden and Brande. Great-grandfather of Collin. Gord was born in Woodstock on July 21, 1928, the son of the late Edward and Mabel (ROBERTSON) TILFORD. He owned and operated Ashton-Tilford Insurance. He was Past President of the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club, a former member of the Saint Thomas Curling Club, Past President of the Saint Thomas Kiwanis Club (1972), Past Lieutenant Governor of E.C. and C. Kiwanis International. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday morning and then to Saint Mark's United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with his ashes to be interred in Union Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Kiwanis Foundation or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
STEPHEN, Orloe Esther (née BEARSS)
On Saturday, April 22, 2006, peacefully at Kensington Village, London, formerly of Blanshard Twp. Orloe Esther, beloved wife of the late John A. STEPHEN (2003) in her 95th year. Born January 3, 1912 to Florence Eva LANE and Edward BEARSS. Proud and loving mother of Gwen (Ralph) BAKER, Ralph (Carol) STEPHEN, Adele (Ted) WAITE, Bob (Marlene) STEPHEN, Stuart (Diana) STEPHEN. Loving friend of LaVonne STEPHEN. Loving grandmother of Kathryn (Tony) GAGO, Shelley (Bob) McCANN, Heather (Brian) BLACKBURN, Tim (Cecilia) STEPHEN, John (Christine) STEPHEN, Mike (Erin) CUNNINGHAM, Matt (Lynda) CUNNINGHAM, Leslie (Frank) PINDER, Tom (Anne) STEPHEN, Jeff (Goretti) STEPHEN, Brad (Sarah) STEPHEN. Special grandmother to 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brother Howard (Helen) BEARSS. Special aunt to many nieces and nephews. Orloe, a loving, compassionate woman, was always involved in church and community by sharing her many talents, in particular, music. Family gatherings at the farm were her joy. Funeral Service to be held Tuesday, at L.A. Ball Funeral Home, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation is Monday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society or charity of choice. Trees will be planted in Orloe's memory.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
WILLMOTT, Elva A.
The family of the late Elva A. WILLMOTT deeply appreciates the many acts of kindness, floral tributes, cards, memorial donations, phone calls, visits, food and other expressions of sympathy received from caring relatives, neighbours and Friends during the recent loss of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend. Thank you for your love and support. Sincere thanks too, to the Dennings of Denning Bros. Funeral Home for their compassionate guidance, to Rev. Peter (Jock) TOLMAY and Rev. Charles SEED for providing spiritual comfort and sharing in conducting a poignantly fitting memorial service, to Cathy CUNNINGHAM (Soloist) and Edith HANSELMAN for the beautiful music and the Ladies of Strathroy United Church who provided a delicious lunch. The kindness of all who helped in so many ways will always be remembered. Thank you most sincerely Sonya, Bob and Karen, Jeff, Christopher, Joe and Lindsay WILLMOTT.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-29 published
WALDEN, Mary Eleanor Isabel (COOK)
Peacefully at Restview Home, Clinton on Saturday, May 27, 2006 Mary Eleanor Isabel (COOK) WALDEN formerly of Blyth and Westfield in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd WALDEN (1993.) Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Rachel WALDEN of Clinton, Brian and Beverly WALDEN and Linda WILSON all of Blyth and Dianne WALDEN of Goderich. Also loved and sadly missed by 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter Donna CUNNINGHAM (1973,) one son Garth WALDEN (1998,) one grand_son Tyler WILSON (1998,) two sisters Laverne COOK and Gene SNELL and by one brother-in-law Alvin SNELL. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home Ltd. -- Blyth Visitation Centre, 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Blyth United Church on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Blyth United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
LADOUCEUR, Gerry
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London after a courgeous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Gerry LADOUCEUR of London in his 47th year. Beloved son of Laurette and the late François LADOUCEUR of Port Colborne. Loving brother of Germaine and Greg CUNNINGHAM of Port Colborne, Sylvie and Len CARTHEW of Port Colborne and Angele NEFF and Adam FLYNN of London. Dearly loved by nieces Amanda, Ashley, Justine and Julie and nephews Nathan, Tyler and Ryan. Loved and missed by his special girlfriend Kim and her son Josh. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Jim EVANS officiating. Cremation. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-22 published
CUNNINGHAM, James Ernol
Of London, formerly of Glencoe, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2006, in his 91st year after a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Norah May (JAMES) CUNNINGHAM. Dear father of Donald James CUNNINGHAM and his wife Lynn of London and Patricia VAREY and her friend Jan REID of Carrying Place. Survived by his brother Roy CUNNINGHAM and his wife Gladys of Clandeboye. Predeceased by his brother Elmer CUNNINGHAM. Also loved by his grandchildren Michelle and Michael STANFORD, Mark and Andrea VAREY, Jason CUNNINGHAM, Nicole and Matt KUTNEY, and by his great-grandchildren, Connor, Natasha and Taylor Stanford, Hannah and Trent VAREY, and Abby KUTNEY. " Uncle Ernol" will be missed by Elaine O'NEIL, Marie and Ken HOLLAND, Glenn CUNNINGHAM and Allan and Lois CUNNINGHAM. Jim was an active Rotarian since 1945 and Past District Governor of Rotary International District 6330. Up until his retirement in 1972, as a teacher and principal he influenced hundreds of teachers and thousands of students. He enjoyed family get togethers, wood carving and competitive bridge. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Canon George HAMILTON officiating. Reception to follow immediately in the funeral home reception centre. Interment for the immediate family at Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations would be gratefully appreciated to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
MAGEE, Doris
Peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital, on Thursday July 13, 2006 Mrs. Doris MAGEE of R.R.#5 Clinton in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Clarence MAGEE. Dearly loved mother of Ken MAGEE of R.R.#5 Clinton, Ron MAGEE and Linda CUNNINGHAM of Kirkland Lake, and Clare MAGEE of Newmarket. Dear sister of Marjorie SNELL of Florida. Predeceased by brother Dudley PEGG, and sisters Isobel GUILBOARD, and Elizabeth PEGG. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, 153 High Street, Clinton, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-12 published
CUNNINGHAM, Marg
In memory of a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Marg, who passed away September 12, 2003.
In our hearts you will always be.
Love always the Cunningham and Walzack families.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
STEPHENS, Doris Eva Mae (SPEARS)
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home, London on Sunday, October 1, 2006, Doris Eva Mae (SPEARS) STEPHENS in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Richard (Steve) STEPHENS (1999.) Cherished mother of Sandra MASSÉ and her partner Chuck STRATTON of London, and Ken STEPHENS and his wife Judy of Ottawa. Dear grandmother of Mike MASSÉ and his wife Glynis of London, Linda CUNNINGHAM and her husband Dave of Ingersoll and Richard STEPHENS of Ottawa. Dear great-grandmother of Steve MASSÉ of London, Kyle and Kaitie CUNNINGHAM of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one son Douglas (1953,) 3 sisters Muriel, Laura and Jean and by 1 brother Percy. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Sheldon DYCK of First Baptist Church officiating. Cremation with enurnment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3J1, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3R6 or to the charity of ones choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
CUNNINGHAM, Wray A.
At the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton on Thursday, December 15th, 2006, at the age of 88 years, Wray CUNNINGHAM of Port Elgin. Husband of the former Daisy MORGAN. Father of Sandra and her husband Don COX of Grand Bend, Scott and his wife Rosemary of Memphis, Tennessee, Ken and his wife Margaret of Port Elgin, and Bob of London. Poppy of Stuart COX of Toronto, Carolyn CAFIK of Strathroy, Lea-Anne CUNNINGHAM of London, and Cassidy CUNNINGHAM of Memphis. Great-grandfather of Rachel COX of Toronto. Predeceased by one grand_son Justin COX, and by two sisters Elsie COOK and Margaret GILHAM. The family would like to acknowledge the memory of Miss Molly, whom Wray and Daisy dearly missed. Friends called at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th. Funeral service was conducted in the chapel on Monday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 340, Port Elgin, or to the Port Elgin Masonic Corporation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 340, Port Elgin held a memorial service in the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 30 p.m., followed at 6:45 p.m. by a memorial service conducted by Port Elgin Lodge #429 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-19 published
CUTLER, Mary
A resident of Toronto, passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, December 15, 2006, at the age of 70. Born in Mosa Twp., daughter of the late Reginald and Rose (CUNNINGHAM) CUTLER. Beloved companion and best friend of Weldon LESLIE of Toronto. Loving mother of Steve CUTLER of Chatham. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Stan and Nancy CUTLER of R.R.#3 Newbury, Margaret CUTLER of R.R.#1 Bothwell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Lily BRIDGES, Madeline TRESCHAK and brothers Arthur "Bud" CUTLER, Charlie and Gordon CUTLER. The CUTLER family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Thursday December 21, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Annalee KERR of the Bothwell United Church officiating. Interment of cremains Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Four Counties Health Services Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com "A tree will be planted in Memory of Mary CUTLER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-20 published
HARLOW, Marjorie (née MORGAN)
Peacefully with family at her side at Grey Bruce Hospital Services, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, December 19, 2006, Marjorie (MORGAN) HARLOW, of Ingersoll, in her 90th year. Daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred MORGAN. Beloved wife of Les HARLOW for 73 years. Dear mother of Donna ANDERSON of Ingersoll, Robert HARLOW and his wife Betty of Cambridge and William HARLOW of Ingersoll. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lloyd MORGAN and his wife Dorothy of London, Beatrice ROBERTS of Waterloo, Daisy CUNNINGHAM of Port Elgin, Marion HOLLANDS of Mt. Forest and Evelyn CONNOR and her husband Robert of Ingersoll. Predeceased by one grand_son Sam HARLOW and one granddaughter Valerie ANDERSON. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Thursday 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to service time, where service will be held on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Bill MAYOROS of Trinity United Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society of Oxford, Alexandra Hospital Foundation or Trinity United Church Foundation would be appreciated.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
ROMANIK, George W.
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, George W. ROMANIK of Waterford and formerly of Seaforth, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Mary (CUNNINGHAM) ROMANIK. Dear father of Kevin ROMANIK of Walton and Aaron ROMANIK of London. Loving grandfather of Jeffrey and Meagan, Justin, Adam and Samantha. Remembered by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ethel and Arnold KERR of Saint Thomas, Nancy and Eric BRYAN of Amherstburg, Shirley CUNNINGHAM of Waterford and Clarence and Josie SWANTON of Rockwood. Predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth, his parents George and Rose (KOKOTILO) ROMANIK, a brother-in-law Dick CUNNINGHAM and a sister-in-law Jean JOSEPHSON. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Friday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 23, at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Egmondville Cemetery, Egmondville. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-09-20 published
CUNNINGHAM, Bill
In loving memory of our dear brother who passed away Sept 22, A page in our book of memories Is gently turned today.
Sadly missed by Susan and Bill
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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-08 published
LEVAN, Reverend Dr. G. Victor, B.D., M.A., Th.D.
Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, March 6, 2006, after a long struggle with cancer. Ordained in 1947, he spent the next 46 years serving the United Church of Canada in various capacities; including his time as Bay of Quinte Conference Minister, Personnel. His life of 87 years was well lived, spent learning and loving, building and taking joy in community. Loved and dearly missed by his wife of over 60 years Marjory CUNNINGHAM; and by his children Peter, Mary Beth, and Christopher; their past and present partners Andrea LEVAN, Ronda LENTI, Kim ZAPF, Bill SCHRAM, Trish WALLACE, and Kelly HIGGINS his grandchildren Jeremy (wife Carolyn), Robert, Marybeth (Partner Nathan GLENTWORTH,) Rebecca (fiancee James CAVEN,) Matthew, and Griffin. The memorial service will be held Friday, March 10th, 11 a.m. at Chalmers United Church in Kingston, Ontario, reception to follow. Private interment follows at the Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of condolence, donations may be made to the Chalmers United Church Memorial Fund or the Charity of your choice.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
JONES, (Annie) Angus (née McEWAN)
Peacefully, on March 19th, 2006, at her residence at Chateau Gardens, London, Ann joined her beloved husband of 71 years, Ira Elbert JONES, who predeceased her on January 3rd, 2006. Annie Angus McEWAN was born to Charles Baskerville McEWAN and Mary Lachlan ANGUS on November 23rd, 1915, in Dundas, Ontario. Her Scots heritage on both sides of her house was a continuing source of pride to her that is shared by her children. Ann was the eldest of four siblings. Two have predeceased her: Marjorie (Donald) POWERS and Gordon McEWAN, both of London, Ontario. One surviving brother, John (Jack) McEWAN, lives in Vernon, British Columbia. Ira and Ann were married on June 1st, 1934 at the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in Chatham, Ontario. Ann and Ira's six children remember her with great love and pride: Ira Gordon (Pat) JONES, Waterloo, Ontario; Elbert Angus (Zibby) JONES, Bayfield, Ontario; Marjorie Ann CUNNINGHAM, London, Ontario; Dorothy Louise (Luca) RICCIO, North Vancouver, British Columbia; Douglas Murray JONES, London, Ontario and Janet Mary (Helmut RIEGGER) JONES, London, Ontario. Fondly remembering their Grandmother are twelve grandchildren: Carolyn (David) KINGSTON of Ottawa; Clark (Karen) JONES of Mississauga; Evan (Kayo) JONES of Yasu City, Shiga, Japan; Matthew (Annette WEERES) JONES and Michael (Karen NOBLE) JONES of Stratford; Linda (Tim GOODALL) CUNNINGHAM, Lisa (Ben MOOGK) CUNNINGHAM, of Toronto; Sarah (Dan INNAMORATI) CUNNINGHAM of Vancouver; Nadia MOUSSEAU of Kingston; Silvia RICCIO and Davide RICCIO of North Vancouver and Hazel MILES of London. Gifted with a prodigious memory well into her eighties, Ann continued to acknowledge family anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and other milestones. Great Grannie Annie particularly enjoyed marking special events for the youngest ones, sending cards for Easter, Hallowe'en to her seven great grandchildren: Julia KINGSTON of Ottawa; Selena JONES and Colin JONES of Mississauga; Sean Ira JONES, Yasu City, Shiga, Japan; Leah JONES of Calgary; and Clara Ann GOODALL and Cameron McEwan GOODALL of Toronto. Ann and Ira resided at various times in a number of Southwestern Ontario locations: Chatham, Dresden, Hamilton, Dundas, Walkerton, Brantford and London. Prior to moving to the Longworth Retirement Residence in 2003, they lived for many years on Glenrose Drive in Byron. In 2004, she and Ira moved together to Chateau Gardens Long Term Care Residence in London. Ann was a member of the Woodfield Branch of the Community of Christ, in London. We remember the continuing pride and admiration in which she was held by Ira, for the courage she displayed during World War 2, when she held their family together, a dedicated mother to their children, managing all the while to be cheerful and resourceful, despite her concerns for Ira's safety overseas. Most of all, we will remember a cheerful, generous, selfless woman who spent a lifetime putting others first. We love her and we are sad to see her go but we take solace in the knowledge that Mom and Dad are together again, the way it has always been and the way they would want it to be forever. Cremation has taken place. Visitation in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London, on Saturday, April 8, 2006 from 2: 00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Service from the chapel at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ann's honour to your favourite charity would be greatly appreciated.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-28 published
GILLIS, Donald Mcleod, B.A., L.C.B., D.C.L. (Hon,) Q.C., Major (Ret.), M.C.
After a long and distinguished legal career, the 'Dean of New Brunswick Lawyers' passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on March 26, 2006, after a brief illness. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Waneta; four children, Rodney (m. Judy BERRY) of Saint John; Tom (m. Annette TUCKER) of Calgary; Susan (m. Richard ADAM/ADAMS) of Montreal and Cathy (m. John CONNORS) of Napanee; eleven grandchildren Stacy (m. Andrew SHAIL,) Carey, John (m. Johanna CUNNINGHAM), Alan, Trevor (m. Hadas PADE), Megan, Craig, Allison, Ryan, Leigh and Blake and two great-granddaughters, Anna and Em. Born in Williamstown, Carleton County, New Brunswick in 1916, he was the son of the late John and Margaret McLEOD) GILLIS of Watertown and is pre-deceased by his sister Jean WEBB of Centreville. Don graduated from Acadia University in 1937. Between 1939 and 1943, he had a distinguished military career serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 14th Battalion Infantry Division. In 1945, he was awarded the Military Cross by King George VI for bravery under enemy fire. He graduated from University of New Brunswick Law School in 1946 and was subsequently admitted to the New Brunswick Bar. Appointed a Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) in 1958, he practiced law as senior partner of the Saint John firm of Gilbert, McGloan and Gillis for 60 years up until his 90th birthday. He enjoyed provincial, national and international renown as a brilliant lawyer and as one of the outstanding litigators in New Brunswick's legal history. He was inducted into the Acadia University Sports Hall of Fame in 1993; served as a President of the New Brunswick Law Society and of the Saint John Law Society served as President of the Westfield Golf and Country Club; was a Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers; and a Master of the Supreme Court. In 2003 he received both an Honourary Doctor of Civil Laws from Acadia University and the Ilsa Greenblatt-Shore distinguished graduate award from the University of New Brunswick Law School. Athlete, soldier, lawyer, educator, mentor, leader, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, his legacy lives on with those who had the privilege to share experiences with this exceptional individual. Visitation will occur at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) on Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31; 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Germain Street Baptist Church, 228 Germain Street at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2006. A private internment with immediate family will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Palliative Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital. The Donald M. Gillis Scholarship will be established at the University of New Brunswick Law School. www.brenansfh.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-13 published
CUNNINGHAM, Roy
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Roy, peacefully at Toronto General Hospital surrounded by his family, in his 59th year. After a valiant struggle to regain his health following extensive heart surgery in May 2005, he finally lost that struggle on April 11th, following a lengthy hospitalization. He is survived by his ever loving wife Brenda, his devoted daughters Kirsty and Carrie and predeceased by his beloved son Scott (February 24th, 2003). Loved son of the late James and Betty CUNNINGHAM of Scotland. Loved brother of Graeme of Canada and Elizabeth of Scotland. Loved brother-in-law of Linda of Canada, Michael (Barbara) of New Zealand and Robert of Scotland. Much loved uncle of Mike, Dana (Chris), Graeme, Ian and Brian of Canada, Jennifer and Jill of Scotland and Rachel, Sarah and Edward of New Zealand. Longtime employee of the C.I.B.C. He has been the kindest man we have ever known. He will be sadly missed, especially for his remarkable sense of humour and his great capacity for love and life. He is at peace now with Scott. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket (905) 895-6631 on Monday April 17th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 484 Water Street, Newmarket on Tuesday April 18th at 11: 00 a.m., followed by interment at Saint_John's Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
TOBEY, Marie Rita Lorraine (formerly BROPHY)
Beloved wife of Thomas TOBEY, died in Burlington, May 18, 2006. Born June 5, 1924 in Toronto, Rita was the youngest and last surviving sibling of the ten children of Charles-Honoré and Annie BROCHU. Predeceased by her first husband Joseph BROPHY in 1964 and by their youngest son Peter BROPHY in 1996. Survived and mourned by her husband Thomas TOBEY and by her children Michael and Joy BROPHY of North Bay, George and Lorraine BROPHY of St. Augustine, Ontario, Louise BROPHY and Christopher MOORE of Toronto, Paul BROPHY and Nancy CUNNINGHAM of Burlington, by Ron TOBEY of Barrie, Pam and Ron POULIN of Welland, Nancy McCOOL of Oshawa, Karen and Bob SKINNER of Wasaga Beach, and by her twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Rita was proud of her family and her French Canadian heritage. Her caring ways, quick wit, and generosity touched the lives of many. She was greatly loved and will be warmly remembered by relatives and Friends in Burlington, Hamilton, Toronto, Goderich, Victoria Harbour and Dungannon, Ontario, Bradenton, Florida, and Echuca, Australia. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint_John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Brant Street (at Blairholm) on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10 a.m. Private Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. If desired, expressions of sympathy to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Vigil for Rita Sunday 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home. www.smithsfh.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-16 published
CUNNINGHAM, Len
By Beth KAPLAN, Page A26
Artist, designer, craftsman, music lover. Born in Ottawa on January 14, 1943. Died of lung cancer in Toronto on January 20, aged 63.
Len CUNNINGHAM was an affable, creative, problem solver. Blessed with thick, white hair and thick fingers capable of delicate work, he lived and worked in a downtown Toronto neighbourhood full of beautiful but crumbling Victorian row houses, all in constant need of their genius handyman. What will Cabbagetown do now without Len?
Not every homeowner who admired his decks and additions, his new kitchens, floors and attic rooms, knew who the man really was. From boyhood, Len loved to design and make things. As a teen, he fashioned for his kid brother a go-kart with steering wheel that was the envy of all. Awarded several design prizes and scholarships, he attended the Ontario College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, where he earned a master's in industrial design in 1977. With his wife, Annie, and infant daughter Chloe, Len returned from England to Toronto, where son David was born.
Len worked as an industrial designer for several large firms, including Ecko Canada and Canada Post. Later, a customer who picked up a certain kind of cookie sheet or stepladder might hear Len say, "I designed that." After his marriage ended in 1990, Len wanted to work for himself, and he began his career as the local handyman who could build and fix anything, and who'd teach his customers about jazz and the blues, and a lot more, while he did so.
We who watched Len do his job came to appreciate his wide-ranging interests, his intelligence and self-deprecating wit, his enthusiasm for music and his great scores at garage sales, especially paintings of naked women and an original "Mona Lisa." As one of Len's needy customers, I realize now how well he knew us. He saw the worst the insides of our toilets and closets and fridges. Working in our homes as our marriages fell apart along with the heating and the plumbing, he knew about our love lives, sex lives, home lives. But we trusted him with our secrets because we loved him, and we knew that he loved us. He made us feel safe.
Still, for years, Len was a lonely man, nurturing his children and his birds. Though the single women of Cabbagetown adored their Lenny, almost all rejoiced when he met Sharon, who runs the eclectic shop Second Thoughts on Parliament Street. Suddenly, his shoes weren't adorned with holes and his jackets weren't held together with curry paste. The two of them vacationed in Cuba, haunted blues clubs and jazz concerts, and threw generous parties for Cabbagetowners in Len's newly tidy house. He and Sharon had a few -- too few -- years of great happiness. Len was not one to talk about happiness, but it was visible in him. The diagnosis of lung cancer came just as his life had at last settled and bloomed. He and Sharon were married at home only a few days before he died. The minister was paid with a collection taken up by neighbours.
Len received no accolades during his life. He was a man doing a tedious, unglamorous and often thankless job, for which he charged too little. But his funeral was so crowded that the overflow of people down the outside steps of the church struggled to hear the proceedings inside. Speaker after speaker paid tribute to the humour, thoughtfulness, patience and grit with which Len took care of his corner of the world. After the funeral, a well-known writer and regular customer said, "I want to change the way I live, so that people will speak that way about me." A beautiful elderly woman looked at the throng in amazement. "I always thought I was Len's very special friend, the only one," she said.
We all felt the same way.
Beth KAPLAN likes to think she was one of Len's most special Friends.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-20 published
McISAAC, Norma Frances (née BUCKLEY)
Halifax, Nova Scotia. Died on Thursday, July 18th at St. Vincent's Nursing Home in her 97th year with her family by her side. Daughter of the late Donald J. and Christina (BLEHR) BUCKLEY of Sydney, Nova Scotia, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Norma graduated from the Mount with a Social Work Degree in 1931 and received her Masters from U. of T. two years later. She resided at St. Vincent's since 1996 after moving from Ontario in 1994 to live with her daughter Norma and her family. Although she suffered from arthritis, she was always in good spirits and thinking of others. One of her favourite sayings was "It's not what others think of me that matters, it is how I feel about myself." She spent her married years with Ron in Montreal (twice), Halifax, Winnipeg, and finally Toronto before moving to the family cottage at Thunder Beach, Ontario. She is survived by her daughters Maryl (Barrie) STEPHENS of Calgary, Astrid WHITE/WHYTE of Penetanguishene, Ontario and Norma (Don) CUNNINGHAM of Halifax, sons John R. (Jeanne) of Penetanguishene, Donald of Palmerston, Ontario and Paul (Deborah) of Powell River, British Columbia, seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Norma enjoyed frequent visits from Friends and family who always gave her something to look forward to in her later years. She will also be missed by many nephews and nieces along with her dear cousin, Frank BUCKLEY of Toronto. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ron in 1974 and their daughter Diane in 1990. A Mass of Christian Burial and cremation has already taken place at Norma's request. There will be a memorial service at St. Vincent's on Friday, July 21st at 9: 30 a.m. followed by an interment service in Ontario later this summer to rest with Ron and Diane. Donations in memory of Norma can be made to St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Arthritis Society of Canada or The Martyrs' Shrine, Midland, Ontario. Many thanks to those who eased Norma's suffering over the years, especially the dedicated staff at St. Vincent's who tended to her and the family in the last days. May she rest in peace with Ron and Diane in the hands of the Lord.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-22 published
CUNNINGHAM, Reverend James Simpson
Of Thornhill, Ontario on Saturday, July 8, 2006 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. The funeral was held at Saint_James' the-Less Chapel, St James' Cemetery on Tuesday, July 11, 2006. He will be greatly missed by his family. Donations in his memory may be made to the Prayer Book Society of Canada or the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
Brian NOLAN: Producer, Teacher And Writer (1932-2006)
With his friend Peter JENNINGS, he was among a corps of Canadian broadcasters who took American networks by storm. He returned home to help transform the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and to teach at Carleton University
By F.F. LANGAN, Page S11
Toronto -- Brian NOLAN was only a few metres away when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald in the Dallas police station at 11: 26 on the morning of November 24, 1963. He was the CTV field producer working with Peter JENNINGS, then a 25-year-old reporter, and cameraman Larry Brown.
It was one of the most dramatic moments in the lives of the three men who had rushed from Ottawa to Dallas to cover the assassination of U.S. President John Kennedy. Their work soon found Mr. JENNINGS and Mr. NOLAN working for ABC News in New York. They were in the vanguard of many Canadians who worked in U.S. television news. Their training and, for on-air people, their neutral accents made Canadians ideal candidates for the Am-Nets, as the American networks are known in the television biz.
On some assignments, their Canadian passports did not hurt either. One of Mr. NOLAN's big television scoops was the Soviet suppression of Prague Spring -- the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August of 1968. He and a German cameraman, Jorg Weiland, filmed Soviet tanks in the streets of Prague and managed to get their footage over the frontier when it was closed to all other crews. Anchored by Mr. JENNINGS, it was broadcast from ABC's London bureau as a U.S. television exclusive.
Mr. NOLAN's career included much more than a four-year stint with a U.S. network. He was a pioneer in television news in Canada and worked for all three Canadian networks: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -- where he was a producer on This Hour Has Seven Days in the mid-1960s -- CTV and Global.
In 1972, he wrote the Nolan Report for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News in which he suggested changes that had already been adapted by U.S. networks, such as the use of satellites to bring news material from overseas instead of shipping reports by air. "It is inconceivable that the corporation would demand that its radio news service collect overseas news by mail instead of using transoceanic circuits," Mr. NOLAN wrote. "In essence, this is what the present policy demands of the television news service."
Many of his suggestions were subtle, such as the use of actuality sound from the field instead of silent footage or, even worse in his view, phony sound effects. Most were ideas that could come only from someone with a real understanding of television news. "Almost all his recommendations came to pass. He was quite prophetic," said Bill CUNNINGHAM, a foreign correspondent and chief news editor of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at the time.
A true television pioneer, Mr. NOLAN was a field producer before anyone even came up with the name. A field producer travels with a camera crew and a reporter to make editorial decisions, and also figures out such logistical problems as how to get the footage to a "feed point" where it can actually make it on to a newscast.
"NOLAN almost invented the job of field producer. And he was one of the first television producers to use the bird [satellite] on a daily basis to put Peter JENNINGS on the air from London for the ABC nightly newscast," Mr. CUNNINGHAM said. "He was known to be so honest that producers from the other networks trusted him to run the satellite pool feeds because they knew he wouldn't cheat them out of their satellite time."
Brian NOLAN grew up in Hamilton, Ontario His father, Joe NOLAN, was a plumber and a local legend known as Pike who played for the Hamilton Tigers, as one of the two professional football teams in the city was known at the time.
As a young man, Brian joined the U.S. Army "for the adventure," as he later told one of his sons. His unit was about to be shipped to Korea when he was plucked out of the infantry and given a job of writing for Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military newspaper. He did end up in the Korean War, but as a solider-reporter rather than as a combatant.
In 1953, he returned to Hamilton to settle into his old life and wonder what to do next.
"He was sitting in a pool hall reading a book when one of the regulars came over to him and said 'I've never seen anyone in here reading. Do you want a job at a newspaper?' " said his son Philip, in recounting the family legend of how his father landed his first newspaper job. "He started work at The Hamilton Spectator."
Mr. NOLAN stayed at the Spectator for three years as a police reporter, sports reporter and general news reporter and the left to work for the Hamilton radio station CHML. He liked to tell a studio story about one night in February of 1959 when a plane crash killed the rock 'n roll stars Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, a Texas disk jockey turned singer whose real name was Jiles P. Richardson. Mr. NOLAN had wanted to break into the regular programming to make a news flash, but the sportscaster, an older man with no appreciation for young rock stars, refused. By all accounts, something close to a fist fight occurred before the bulletin finally went to air.
In 1961, Mr. NOLAN moved to his first television job and joined CTV News, which produced its national newscast out of CJOH in Ottawa. It was there that he teamed up with the young Mr. JENNINGS. They travelled all over North America with forays into Europe.
One of Mr. NOLAN's first big stories was the building of the Berlin Wall. As field producer, he also doubled as a second cameraman, carrying a Swiss-made, 16-mm Bolex camera. It was lightweight and held just a little more three minutes worth of film, but its quality added something to his reports. On November 29, 1963, Mr. NOLAN, just back from Dallas, took his Bolex to Ste. Therese, Quebec -- just north of Montreal -- to film The wreckage of a DC-8 there. Later, he and journalist Patrick WATSON made a documentary of the crash that killed 118 passengers and crew.
When Mr. JENNINGS made the jump to ABC News, Mr. NOLAN didn't follow right away. He enjoyed working on This Hour Has Seven Days, co-hosted by maverick broadcasters Mr. WATSON and Laurier LaPierre. The program was irreverent and quite unlike anything seen on television. It caused such controversy -- especially in Parliament -- that it lasted only two years.
"Brian started at the beginning of the program, making short and long documentaries. He came to story meetings with great ideas that were almost always accepted," Mr. WATSON said.
After Seven Days, Mr. NOLAN went to ABC News as a senior producer and moved to New York with his family.
"As soon as he started working for ABC News we hardly saw him," said his son Philip, who expresses no bitterness. He and his two brothers are now camera operators for television news. "One night the phone rang. He put it down and said 'You're not going to believe this. They shot Bobby Kennedy.' He was gone for a week."
A short while later, Mr. NOLAN moved his family to London. He was made senior producer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It was during this period that he produced many of Mr. JENNINGS's news reports and handled the complexities of early satellite feeds to New York.
In 1971, he left ABC News and returned to Canada. He wrote the Nolan Report and, a short time later, went to Global television where Mr. CUNNINGHAM had become vice-president of news. One of their coups was a 90-minute documentary called The Last Nazi. It was about Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and the man who ran Nazi Germany's armaments program.
"CUNNINGHAM and NOLAN just picked up the phone and called Speer and got the Canadian television rights for his autobiography," recalled Mr. WATSON, who was the writer and interviewer on the program. "They called me and asked me if I would work with them. And Brian and I were off to Europe for several weeks."
The documentary won many awards in Canada and was nominated for an Emmy in the United States.
After he left television he took up teaching and writing. In 1978, he took a job at the school of journalism at Carleton University and remained there for 18 years. More recently, he indulged an interest in military history and wrote seven books, including a well-received biography of Buzz Beurling, the enigmatic Second World War fighter pilot from Verdun, Quebec He also wrote a biography of Donald Brittain, the legendary documentary filmmaker from the National Film Board.
In his later years, Mr. NOLAN showed an entrepreneurial streak and, with his wife Holly owned a mustard shop and a restaurant in Ottawa. Last week, a wake was held at the restaurant, which is called L'Ange, on the Sparks Street Mall.
Brian NOLAN was born in St. Catharines, Ontario on January 18, He died of lung cancer in Ottawa on August 31, 2006. He was 74.
He leaves his wife Holly, a daughter Catherine and three sons, Philip, Mike and Paul.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-12 published
CUNNINGHAM, F. Robert
Bobby was a halfback with Toronto Balmy Beach Club in 1946 and 1947 before joining the Montreal Allouettes in 1948 and won the Grey Cup with Montreal in 1949. Bobby was traded to the Ottawa Roughriders in 1953 where he won the Jeff Russel trophy for the most valuable, popular and sportsmanlike player in the league and became the first Canadian nominated for the Schenley Award. Bobby was also a professional golfer winning the Canadian assistant-pros Championship in 1952 and also won the Canadian matchplay championship and the Millar Trophy in 1959. Bobby passed away peacefully in his 80th year at the Wexford Residence, Sunday, October 8, 2006. Bobby will be fondly remembered by his daughter Julia Fox and her husband Wayne STONE, his son Bobby Genovese and his wife Karen of Nassau, Bahamas and their children Bobby Jr. and Brooklyn Gigi. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews and many Friends. At the request of the family, there will not be a service. Donations in Bobby's memory can be made to a charitable foundation of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-20 published
Lindalee TRACEY, Filmmaker And Writer (1957-2006)
Director with an uncanny ability to document her own life grew up poor. After becoming the central subject of Not a Love Story: a Film about Pornography, she began making her own films, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
A child of poverty, Lindalee TRACEY ran away from home as a young teenager, made a living as a stripper and exotic dancer in Montreal and forged an award-winning international career as a writer and documentary filmmaker. Multitalented and driven, almost as though she had a presentiment her time would be short, she had an uncanny ability to document her own life in print and in film. As a journalist, she had an innate talent to connect with people on a visceral level, a quality that made her work controversial and unforgettable.
When her young son, Liam, started asking questions about his dead grandfather, Ms. TRACEY decided to make a documentary about the father who had abandoned her as a baby. Abby, I hardly Knew Ya (1995) was a cinematic journey that took her through flop houses and long-term-care facilities, as she sought out her father's drinking buddies, and ended up in the cemetery beside his grave. Although she had intended to mouth conventional bromides about absent fathers while the cameras rolled, she found invective pouring out of her mouth in torrents of rage. Another filmmaker would have yelled cut, composed herself and started again. That might have been professional, but it wouldn't have been authentic and authentic was what Lindalee TRACEY was all about as a filmmaker, a writer and a person.
"She wanted people to read her work and to react to it. She had an incredible sense of adventure and a very clear idea in her own mind of right and wrong and what she should do to change things," says Lynn Cunningham, the magazine and book editor whom Ms. TRACEY credited with having "demanded the truth, however much I winced" as a writer.
"She had a great, raunchy, Rabelaisian sense of humour," says broadcaster Shelagh Rogers, host of Sounds Like Canada on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. "And her laugh went on about two minutes longer than mine. And she was a vault. I told her things I told no one else. And those things went nowhere. She was everything you could want in a girlfriend. And her eyes were so beautiful. You just knew you were loved by looking into her eyes."
Those eyes were variously described as sparkling, alive and a mirror into her personality -- mischievous, determined, difficult and passionate. She was theatrical, a trait she used to advantage as a burlesque dancer, and irrepressibly interested in other people, especially the poor and disadvantaged. She would walk down the street and see a panhandler. Instead of passing by with her eyes averted or dropping a loonie from on high into a plastic cup, she would sit down on the curb and have a conversation and then, as likely as not, she would invite her new friend to join her for a meal at the nearest eatery.
Of Irish and Québécois ancestry, Lindalee TRACEY was the elder of two children of Abby TRACEY, an alcoholic who was in and out of jail, and Yolande TREMBLAY, a government clerk. Her father took off when she was a few months old, reappeared briefly and left again before her brother Paul was born a year later.
She grew up above a diner in the west end of Ottawa. "There were no trees, no parks, just the incessant rattle and dark belching of warehouses, factories and rag plants," she wrote in her first book, On the Edge: A Journey into the Heart of Canada (1993), which was nominated for the Gordon Montador Award. "I remember a sweet-unknowing before awareness and shame. The cheesy clumps of Kraft dinner and ketchup in the roof of my mouth. The gummy front-yard tar melting to my shoes in summer. The slow creaking of springs as my mother unfolded her hide-a-bed in the living room each safe night." Her father was "a deadbeat, a man I didn't know," while her mother "lived for years without her own room, without new clothes, with constant worry that lined her face early. She was poor so her children wouldn't be."
Ms. TRACEY went to D. Roy Kennedy Public School and Woodruff High School in Ottawa. She was a sickly child, and suffered from rheumatic fever in the days before universal health care. Although she was always proud of her mother's frugality and strength, Ms. TRACEY was a rebellious teenager who ran away from home when she was 15. She rode the rails until she was picked up in Kamloops, British Columbia, and sent home. In 1973, she quit school and moved to Montreal, where she began appearing in clubs as a stripper and an exotic dancer. She was 16.
"I just loved stripping; those were grown-up girls with real boobs, and I wanted to do that, too! It was the express lane into adulthood," she explained to Marc Glassman in an interview in the fall, 2006, issue of POV magazine. "We paraded our imperfections. We enjoyed them. The people who came to the clubs were often sorrowful folk; and we talked to them."
She wrote a book, Growing up Naked: My Years in Bump and Grind (1997), about her life as a peeler, working at a club called Eden under the stage name Fonda Peters. She was a runner-up in the Miss Nude Canada contest and was billed as Canada's Top Young Show Exotic on a tour of the United States, before going back to Montreal in 1967 to work in an upscale club called SexOHrama, and eventually organizing an annual fundraising striporama for the Montreal Children's Hospital called Tits for Tots. "Certainly the mid-seventies was the last good time to be a stripper," she wrote in her memoir, "just before television swallowed our imagination, before the corporate agenda made us homogeneous and hard-core pornography spread its numbing venom."
At first, she was a willing participant in a film Titled Not a Love Story: a Film about Pornography made in 1981 by Bonnie Sherr Klein and Dorothy Henaut for Studio D, the women's unit of the National Film Board. When she saw the finished film, she felt betrayed and exploited. "I'm reduced to porn queen, me, the softest thing in the film, the stripper who doesn't spread, immortalized as a cheap cliché and the 'articulate' voice of all the live sex girls," she wrote in Growing up Naked.
The publicity from Not A Love Story, which was variously banned and lauded, helped her to find on-air work on a Montreal television show. "I wasn't supposed to do anything but wear tight clothes, but I brought on people like [Henry] Morgentaler," she said in POV magazine. She began writing stories and columns for print, including articles about street people, notably a piece about homeless women -- largely unexplored territory in the early 1980s and worked in radio, hosting and co-producing Montreal Tonight on CJAD.
Ms. TRACEY "went down the road" to Toronto to work for As It Happens and Sunday Morning in the mid 1980s. "She was very street wise, incredibly brash and an amazing thinker -- very curious and very smart -- and she could connect with almost anybody. I could send her into the most improbable places and she would find a way to get them to open up and bring back great tape," said Norm BOLEN, then the executive producer of Sunday Morning and now an executive vice-president at Alliance Atlantis. "She genuinely cared about what made other people tick and she had no respect for conventional definitions." Ms. TRACEY was also a "fabulous writer," who could fix other producer's script problems. "She was a real word master." At the same time, she had no deference for authority or experience, which could irritate her colleagues even as they were "dazzled" by her talent.
She met her husband, filmmaker Peter RAYMONT, in a documentary workshop at the old Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio building on Jarvis Street in 1986. "She was very bright and a quick study and she came from a different world," Mr. RAYMONT said. They connected romantically at a staff party at Mr. BOLEN's house. Like Ms. TRACEY, he was born in Ottawa but on the "other side of the tracks." His father, a colonel in the Canadian army who was awarded the M.B.E. for his war service, was a senior staff officer and historian for the Department of National Defence. Together, they shared a deep commitment to social justice, human rights and making the world a better place, but her approach, at least initially, was much more hands-on.
When Mr. RAYMONT travelled to Nicaragua to make The World is Watching in 1987, Ms. TRACEY went with him. They were married in Ottawa in 1989 and their son, Liam TRACEY- RAYMONT, was born the following year. "We had a very good relationship," said Mr. RAYMONT. "It was often tempestuous and sparky, but you don't want to marry yourself. It is really good to get together with people from different worlds and you complement and help each other."
She joined him as a partner in White Pine Pictures, an independent film, video and television production company in 1993. Its credits include Shake Hands With the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire and A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada, for which Ms. TRACEY also wrote the book.
An unregenerate multitasker, Ms. TRACEY, who had been writing poetry since her days as a stripper in Montreal, was also penning magazine articles, mainly for Lynn CUNNINGHAM, then a senior editor at Toronto Life, while she was working on films with Mr. RAYMONT. "She was cold-calling editors and I picked up the phone," Ms. CUNNINGHAM remembers. "She was an amazing bundle of energy and charm and outrageous wit." Her story proposals were "the Lindalee trademark" of a writer who scorned celebrity and felt passionately about the forgotten and marginalized people in society.
One of her pieces for Toronto Life was "The Uncounted Canadians" about the thousands of illegal migrants who work in our fields and kitchens, hotels and restaurants. It won a couple of journalism awards and went into production this week as a pilot for a television series. Her approach, working at a story from the inside -- from the perspective of a participant, rather than from the viewpoint of a detached "objective" observer -- is the signature of Ms. TRACEY's work as a journalist in print and on film. "Being moral, being decent, being honourable" whether "you are in front or behind the camera," were lessons, Ms. TRACEY said, that she had derived from her experience with Not a Love Story. Shelagh Rogers recognized Ms. TRACEY as "a force" when she interviewed her in 1993 and was immediately attracted to her energy and fearlessness as a storyteller. She was never afraid of being a do-gooder or too-small "l" liberal in her views, or of venting her outrage about the many people "who didn't have a voice and who weren't reflected in the national media." Ms. Rogers says she loved Ms. TRACEY's compassion, her "personal power" and her ability to take charge and to inspire change in people.
Although she was a very active partner in White Pine Pictures, Ms. TRACEY formed Magnolia Movies as a "boutique production company" in 2003. She did it partly because she wanted her own identity, partly because she wanted to make films that either didn't fit the profile of White Pine, or came at similar subjects from a different slant. Her first film for Magnolia was An Anatomy of Burlesque, which Globe television critic John DOYLE deemed "smart and entertaining" and a "cheerfully informative jaunt through the history of burlesque funny business." Bhopal: The Search for Justice, a scathing indictment of what happened after the disaster at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, on December 2, 1984, aired on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation the following year.
About five years ago, Ms. TRACEY was diagnosed with HER-2 Neu positive breast cancer, a very aggressive form of the disease. She was 44. After a mastectomy and chemotherapy, "it looked as though it had disappeared" for about two years, Mr. RAYMONT said. "Then it came back in the same part of her body and it was in her bones, her lungs and her liver." She sought out an alternative cure in Tijuana, Mexico, in the late fall of 2004 and returned looking devastated. Desperately ill with metastatic cancer, she was eligible to receive Herceptin as a last-hope treatment. "It gave her another nine months, or a year, of life," her husband said of what seemed a remarkable recovery. During that time, she continued her frenetic work schedule, and found time to lobby Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman to make Herceptin available as well to non-metastatic Her-2 breast-cancer patients.
In January of 2006, the cancer invaded her brain. Late in September, her family took her to the palliative care unit at Princess Margaret Hospital, expecting she would last two or three days. In the end, she defied death for almost a month, as she had always confounded authority -- grabbing as much life as she could and asking, on one occasion, for her loved ones to sing Gordon Lightfoot songs around her bed.
Lindalee TRACEY was born in Ottawa on May 14, 1957. She died of metastasized breast cancer in Toronto yesterday. She was 49. She is survived by her husband, Peter RAYMONT, their son, Liam, her mother, Yolande, her brother, Paul, and her extended family.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
RICHARDS, Eddie
By John CUNNINGHAM, Page A26
Musician, bandleader, husband, father, eternal optimist. Born June 18, 1924, in Port Arthur, Ontario Died September 15, of natural causes, in Halifax, aged 82.
'Who have you been listening to?" he would always ask.
Almost to the end, he'd usher you to his car, turn on the stereo and settle in to share some band that had just attracted his attention.
It was a Christmas gift of a set of Michael Bublé videos that were cheering him on that damp, windy day in early spring when blackened snow clung to the curbs along King Street in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia "My oldest son Robert gave it to me," he said. "You can't believe this Bublé guy. You've got to come and see it."
But Eddie died before we could watch them together, of a combination of illnesses including the incapacitating lung disease that two years ago had robbed him of the pleasure of playing his beloved trumpet to a standard acceptable to him.
But on that last meeting, Eddie seemed to be saying that the growing popularity of the young Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé was an affirmation that the kind of music he had loved and dedicated his life to would continue on well into the future.
Edwin Leonard Richards began his 68-year musical career with a school trumpet band in the former Port Arthur, Ontario, where he got "the only formal musical training I ever received."
Soon, the war was on and, through long daily practise, Eddie qualified as a Royal Canadian Navy bandsman and was posted to Sydney, N.S.
Post-war years saw him play lead trumpet with a United States Air Force Orchestra at the air base at Stephenville, Newfoundland. Moving to Halifax, he joined the orchestra of long-time Canadian Broadcasting Corporation jazz program host Don Warner.
Then, as a bandleader, Eddie fronted a series of trios, swing, jazz and Dixieland bands that continued to thrive for decades despite the onslaught of rock 'n' roll music.
Eclectic in taste and abilities, he spent 13 years as principal trumpet with the Halifax Symphony, which has evolved into Symphony Nova Scotia.
A frequent performer on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television, he lead a jazz combo appearing in a production entitled This Is Jazz. But being a jazzman on Canada's East Coast wasn't an easy life. While playing seven nights a week at the Lobster Trap, Halifax, he had a day job at a music store helping customers chose good records. The jazz gig began at 9: 30 p.m. and, on a good night, ended at 2: 30 a.m., he told me in a 1995 interview. A lot of times, they played until 4 a.m.
According to longer-term Friends, he was devastated by the loss of his first wife, Cecilia, to cancer, but after a long period of grieving, his life began anew when he met the former Hazel ALEXANDER. It was a whirlwind courtship and she tells the story of how, within days of their meeting, Eddie played, on a muted trumpet over the phone, a few bars of You Made Me Love You. He then proposed.
The couple were married in 1991 and, approaching his seventh decade, Eddie became patriarch of an extended family of nine, four children of his own and five of Hazel's. Well into the new millennium, Eddie and his Dixieland band would play at the exhibition in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, where he and some of his long-term musical buddies would jam all afternoon. The musicians, aged from 60 to 80 and beyond, went through a repertoire of good old Dixie chestnuts. They played from the heart.
Eddie and his fellow musicians were going to go down fighting to help preserve these old musical standards. It was an art form they totally enjoyed. It was their mission to share this joy with others.
John CUNNINGHAM is a friend of Eddie.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
CUNNINGHAM, Betty
Peacefully at home as per her wish, on Friday, January 6th, 2006. A graduate of Earl Haig High School and Toronto Bible College (1952). Betty lived a life of service both to her family and her Lord Jesus Christ carrying on courageously even after having polio in 1953 and being confined to a wheelchair. For many years Betty was active as a Sunday School Teacher at Hope Gospel Church and later at Doncaster Bible Chapel. She was a dedicated supporter of Wycliffe Bible Translators serving as a Wycliffe associate and providing hospitality and encouragement to both missionaries, family and anyone else in need. Her home with Ruth was a haven. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her for her courage and patience in dealing with her limitations. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Hilda CUNNINGHAM and her siblings Ivan, Olive, Ruth and Cecil. She is survived by her sisters Marion LOVERING (Brandon, Manitoba) and Grace PHINNEMORE (Markham.) She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 1: 00 p.m. in the Chapel at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators Canada Inc.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
CUNNINGHAM, Edith
Peacefully, on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, in her 104th year, at Unionville Home Society. Edith was the loving wife for over 60 years to Joseph. Loving mother to Gordon, Clifford, Ronald and the late Leonard, D.C. She will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren. As a young child orphaned in England in 1910, Edith immigrated to Canada through the Bernardo family, finally residing in Buttonville, Ontario with the Lilley family. Her strength, determination and faith has contributed to her survival through difficult and turbulent times. She was privileged to see five generations of her family. A Memorial Service to celebrate Edith's life will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 4: 30 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's witnesses, 8205 McCowan Road, Markham. Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Pickering, 905-686-5589.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
JONES, Ira Elbert
Peacefully at Chateau Gardens on January 3rd, 2006, Mr. Ira Elbert JONES of London, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Mrs. Ann Angus JONES. Loving father of Gordon and his wife Pat, Angus and his wife Zibby, Marjorie CUNNINGHAM, Dorothy and her husband Luca RICCIO, Douglas, and Janet. Dear grandfather of Carolyn, Clark, Evan, Matthew, Michael, Linda, Lisa, Sarah, Nadia, Silvia, Davide, and Hazel. Great-grandfather of Julia, Selena, Colin, Sean Ira, Leah, Clara, and Cameron. Predeceased by his brothers Richard and Ivan JONES and sister Muriel WOOD. He will be sadly missed by his sister Gertrude WILSON. Ira enjoyed a long successful career with the Canadian Postal Service which was interrupted only by 6 years of active military duty during World War 2. In accordance with Ira's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be conducted in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service time. In memory of Ira, contributions to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
McDOWELL, Dawn K.
(Executive Vice-President and Managing Director - GPC Toronto)
Passed away at St. Joseph's Health Centre, on Thursday, January 5, 2006, at the age of 50, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of John McHUGH. Cherished daughter of Donna J. BARNES and Donald K. BARNES (Joyce,) and sister to Dara NORTHFIELD (Mark) and Davis BARNES (Diana.) Devoted friend to Erin and Mike CUNNINGHAM and Nana to Jack and Conor. Loving sister-in-law to Michael McHUGH (Carol) and Christine NANTAIS (Victor,) and Auntie Dawn to Kaarin, Neil, Brooke, Laura, Taylor and Heather. She will be missed by many other family members and close Friends in both Canada and the U.S. Dawn was devoted to the education and care of children both in her professional and personal life. She was a leader in the public relations profession in both Canada and the U.S. and gave her time and energy to many charitable causes. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Royal York Road United Church, 851 Royal York Road, on Monday, January 9, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, memorial donations in Dawn's memory may be made to the Dawn McDowell Scholarship Fund, c/o The Children's Aid Foundation, 25 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S9, or Melanoma Research, c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 610 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-22 published
CUNNINGHAM, Leonard (1943-2006)
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, January 20th, 2006. Dearly loved son of Dorothea CUNNINGHAM and the late Robert CUNNINGHAM. Beloved husband of Sharon HARVIE. Proud and loving father of Chloe and David CUNNINGHAM. Dedicated brother of Anne, Susan, Margaret, and Donald. We will miss his sense of humour and his passion for life. Memorial Service will be held at St. James The Less, 635 Parliament Street at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday, January 28th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St Michael's Hospital Foundation, 416-864-5887, www.stmichaelshospital.com or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
CUNNINGHAM, Eleanor Louise (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Passed away suddenly at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Dr. Site on Thursday, January 26, 2006. Eleanor CUNNINGHAM of Stoney Lake (formerly of Toronto) in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late John Scott CUNNINGHAM (1980.) Sadly missed by her sons Michael CUNNINGHAM (Gail) of Newmarket and Grant CUNNINGHAM (Karen) of Barrie. Grandy will be missed by John, Meaghen and Michelle. Lovingly remembered by her sister Anne LOWDEN (Sandy) of Toronto. Also remembered by her nieces Eleanor "Nor" and Jane and nephews John and Tom and their families. Predeceased by her sister Margaret FOLLETT. Friends and family may call at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield (1-877-839-2488) on Monday, January 30, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service in the Hendren Chapel on Tuesday, January 31 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. If so desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or The John S. Cunningham Memorial Bursary at Trent University would be appreciated by the family. Friends may make donations or send condolences to www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
TYSON, Sarah Christine
In Gravenhurst on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Sarah Christine TYSON, beloved wife of Jay Brian SIMPSON. Loving mother of Calvin and Connor. Cherished daughter of Ruth Beverley Bennett TYSON and the late Bryan W. TYSON. Dear sister of Adrienne TYSON and her husband Rob FOWLER, Nathaniel (Nicole) TYSON and Samuel TYSON, all of Toronto. Dear aunt of Beatrice FOWLER. The family will receive Friends at the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Rev. Tom CUNNINGHAM officiating. Spring interment Kilworthy Lutheran Cemetery. In memory, donations to the Bracebridge Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
CUNNINGHAM, Roy
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Roy, peacefully at Toronto General Hospital surrounded by his family, in his 59th year. After a valiant struggle to regain his health following extensive heart surgery in May 2005, he finally lost that struggle on April 11th, following a lengthy hospitalization. He is survived by his ever loving wife Brenda, his devoted daughters Kirsty and Carrie, and predeceased by his beloved son Scott (February 24th, 2003). Loved son of the late James and Betty CUNNINGHAM of Scotland. Loved brother of Graeme of Canada and Elizabeth of Scotland. Loved brother-in-law of Linda of Canada, Michael (Barbara) of New Zealand and Robert of Scotland. Much loved uncle of Mike, Dana (Chris), Graeme, Ian and Brian of Canada, Jennifer and Jill of Scotland and Rachel, Sarah and Edward of New Zealand. Longtime employee of the C.I.B.C. He has been the kindest man we have ever known. He will be sadly missed, especially for his remarkable sense of humour and his great capacity for love and life. He is at peace now with Scott. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket (905-895-6631) on Monday, April 17th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 484 Water Street, Newmarket on Tuesday, April 18th at 11: 00 a.m., followed by interment at Saint_John's Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
CUNNINGHAM, Stainton Andrew
Formerly of Montreal, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at home in Mississauga, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Dorothy (née CAIN) for 54 years. Loving father of Pat, Jim (Teresa) and Carol (Philip). Cherished grandfather of Erin, Devin, David and Daniel. Dear brother of Grant (Maude) and brother-in-law of Margaret (Guy). Will also be missed by extended family members Connie, Jeff, Rebecca and Timothy. Thanks to the many Friends and caregivers who gave comfort and support. Throughout his life Andy was an active church and choir member, an avid historian, military modeller, museum curator, puzzle and game player extraordinaire with his grandchildren. He was a King Scout, Knight of Tamara and a Veteran of World War 2. Andy was involved with Saint_John the Divine, 1st Mount Bruno and Trinity Rosemount Scout groups, the Verdun Cadet Corps and the Canadian Grenadier Guards. His involvement at Camp Tamaracouta was extensive - from his first 2 weeks at camp as a youth member in 1937, to becoming a Knight in Tamara in 1941, to working on staff in the 1940's following the war, to bringing up kids with 1st Mount Bruno Troop in the early 1960's and with the Trinity Rosemount Troop in the 1990's, and finally to working with the Red Moose Rover crew (2000-2005) in their work at restoring the Tamaracouta Chapel and rifle range. Remembering fondly by many as Mr. C., Captain CUNNINGHAM or simply as Andy. His greatest joy was spending summers at Beavens Lake with family and Friends and being outdoors. His spirit lives on in his family, as does his love for Beavens Lake. Funeral Service will be held at Eden United Church, 3051 Battleford Road (at Winston Churchill), Mississauga, on Tuesday April 25, 2006 at 11 o'clock, with visitation beginning at the church at 10 o'clock. Private cremation to follow. As a tribute to him we suggest that you do an unexpected act of kindness in whichever way would please you. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Gilberta (CUNNINGHAM)
Peacefully at The Golden Plough Lodge on Friday, April 21st in her 97th year. Gilberta CUNNINGHAM, beloved wife of Frederick. Dear mother of Mabel MARTYN (Ab,) Betty HOLMAN (John) and Hope HOLDAWAY (Allan.) Loving grandmother of Gayle (David,) Marta (Steve) and David. Great-grandmother of Michelle, Tim, Dawn and Becky. Great-great-grandmother of Ewan, Austin and Shyanne. Friends are invited to call at the Ross Funeral Chapel, 135 Walton Street, Port Hope, on Tuesday, April 25th from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. www.rossfuneralchapel.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-31 published
Bobby CUNNINGHAM, 79: Two-sport pro
By Curtis RUSH, Staff Reporter
His father wanted him to be a golf pro instead of a football pro.
Bobby CUNNINGHAM Jr. became both.
As a halfback, he won a Grey Cup championship with the Montreal Alouettes in 1949, a most outstanding player award in 1953 with the Ottawa Rough Riders, and beat the likes of golf legends Moe Norman and George Knudson on the way to winning the Canadian match-play championship in 1959.
"It was unusual at that time to have those combined talents (football and golf) to that degree," said former Port Credit high school teammate Bill CUNNINGHAM, 80 (no relation.)
Bobby GENOVESE, 44, remembers his father as a "rare breed" in sports.
"Someone once asked him what was tougher: football or golf? And he said golf because in football you just react. In golf, there's too much time to think."
Football was also tougher on the body. Injuries eventually caught up with CUNNINGHAM. In the 1990s, he underwent two hip replacement surgeries, suffered two strokes and his leg was amputated above the knee after gangrene set in.
CUNNINGHAM died at the Wexford Residence nursing home in Scarborough on Thanksgiving weekend. He was 79.
He leaves his daughter, Julia FOX, 53, of Toronto, who runs a courier company with her husband; and his son GENOVESE, of Nassau in the Bahamas, chairman and owner of merchant bank B.G. Capital Group. CUNNINGHAM's older sister, Mina, died a couple of years ago.
Friends and family remembered him as a colourful character. "He was the most engaging guy I ever met," said former Alouettes teammate Bruce Coulter, 78, adding that CUNNINGHAM loved the social scene.
His adventurous side and his love of golf took CUNNINGHAM all over the world after his football career, which began in 1947 and ended with a knee injury in 1955.
In 1958, with only $1,000 in his pocket, he spent the winter on the U.S. tour. He estimated he ate 1,000 pancakes on his way through Texas to save money because they were only 35 cents a plate.
His interest in golf was instilled early by his father, who was the golf pro at St. George's Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke for 32 years. In fact, Bobby CUNNINGHAM Sr. and his son both have their names on the Millar Trophy, emblematic of the Canadian match-play championship.
CUNNINGHAM succeeded his father as golf pro at St. George's from 1960 to 1965, and he made a career teaching golf in the Mississauga area.
Client Marian RITCHIE, 66, became good Friends with him. "When he was teaching me golf it was very cute. I said 'I've got this problem because I keep hooking the ball.' He said to me, 'Well, you don't look like a hooker to me.'" she said, laughing. "He was very sharp."
But it was football where he first found success first. At Port Credit High School, his friend and teammate Bill CUNNINGHAM remembered him for his powerful legs. "His thighs were the size of a tree trunk," his friend, the team's quarterback, recalled. "He was also a great kicker who was good for 50 to 55 yards on every kick."
After high school, he joined the Balmy Beach Rugby Club and stayed two seasons. Just under 6 feet and weighing 200 pounds, CUNNINGHAM soon attracted the attention of the Canadian Football League.
In 1948, he signed a $2,500 contract with the Alouettes, turning down the $1,000 offered by the Argonauts. It was a lot of money for a few months of football; the average annual wage at that time was $2,175.
A halfback who could run and catch passes, he helped lead Montreal to the 1949 Grey Cup championship, scoring a touchdown early in the game. A picture of him in a Toronto newspaper shows him snagging a ball. The caption referred to him as "Crazy Legs" CUNNINGHAM.
In 1953, after being traded to Ottawa, he became the first Canadian to win the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding player in the division.
"Everybody thought the world of him," said FOX, his daughter, who with her husband Wayne STONE owns and operates Metro Courier Services Ltd. in Toronto. "I was very proud of him and all his achievements."
Over the years, she helped assemble the memorabilia of his life. For that, he gave her his proudest possession, his 1949 Grey Cup ring, telling her to wear it around her neck. To this day, it is never far from her heart.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-02 published
Lindalee TRACEY, 49: Documentarian
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
The first film Lindalee TRACEY made was very personal, extremely powerful and damned good. Her quest to find her father, Abby, who left his family when she was an infant for a life as a rubbie on the mean streets of Ottawa, was nominated for a Genie, in no small part because of the brave filmmaking of its final scene.
"I came close so many times to following you into the abyss," she narrated in Abby, I Hardly Knew Ya (1995) as she kneeled by the grave of a man reduced to spiking his morning orange juice with shaving lotion by the time he died at 36 -- her age then, in '93.
"I have a son, " she said, tears slipping down the curves of her open, suddenly vulnerable face as she tenderly offered up a photo of a beautiful, hopeful young boy as if there were someone there that day to receive it. Then -- rage and a howl, from the heart, from the gut. "You don't deserve pity," she snarled at the headstone. "You make me very mad, Al -- bert."
"Nobody can watch that scene and not leave a changed person," said her friend Bernie Farber, head of the Canadian Jewish Congress. They met when the writer/producer/director was filming Hearts of Hate, a documentary about the Canadian white supremacist movement.
"I have worked with many documentarians, and many operated literally behind the camera," Farber said. "Lindalee operated in front of the camera. She got into the subject, she explored, she pushed, she pulled, and she was so natural it was as if you were speaking to your favourite person. You wanted to talk to Lindalee TRACEY. She absorbed everything and she had those eyes that just consumed you."
Being interviewed by her was like running a marathon, Farber said. "You let everything out."
But then again, so did she.
"There was never anything guarded about Lindalee," said Peter RAYMONT, her husband and partner in White Pine Pictures. Together they made scores of award-winning documentaries, videos and television series, all with a social justice bent, including the 26-part documentary television series A Scattering of Seeds, for which TRACEY also wrote the book and a website, and Shake Hands with The Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire. The Border, a television pilot that sprang from their 2002 film The Undefended Border, wrapped a few days after TRACEY died October 19, at 49, of breast cancer.
Typical was her last interview, given to POV (Point of View) magazine. It appeared in late September, just as she was entering hospital. "She was so candid in it, talking about being upset by wrongs in the past," said RAYMONT. " But that's who she was. F -- - it, she'd say. Tell the truth. Don't be careful."
Her truth was, she had once been a stripper -- and had loved it. Her single mother had supported TRACEY and her brother on a government clerk's pay.
"She was poor so her children wouldn't have to be," TRACEY wrote in the introduction to her book about Canada's poor, On The Edge. "Four small rooms above a diner on Clyde Avenue, a gash of gravel on a hump of clanking industry. People were supposed to work here, not live or raise families."
By 16, she had left home and was stripping as Fonda Peters in Montreal. "I pull my bra off quickly, almost imperceptibly, sneaking into my nakedness. It is almost beside the point. The audience begins to blur now as I go furiously into myself, feeling every tendon stretch, every searing breath, and the air on my wet skin," she wrote in her 1997 memoir Growing Up Naked. "Her routines were almost slapstick," said her friend Lynn CUNNINGHAM. " She would go out with a pair of scissors and cut off a guy's tie." She was runner-up for Miss Nude Canada and the impetus behind Tits for Tots, reportedly a wildly successful stripping fundraiser for the Montreal Children's Hospital.
She was featured in Bonnie Sherr Klein's National Film Board documentary Not A Love Story: A Film About Pornography and remained furious about what she perceived to be the film's exploitation of her colleagues and their profession. "I saw (stripping) change from this wonderful carnival to a source of awfulness and exploitation," she told POV.
Nevertheless, she went to work in media, as a host on a Montreal television show, later moving to host and co-produce a Montreal radio program. She came to Toronto to work on As It Happens. A habitual multitasker, she began trolling Toronto magazine editors seeking assignments. That's how she met CUNNINGHAM, then with Toronto Life. "We hit it off almost immediately. She was really engaging, with a wicked sense of humour, and never shied away from being a trifle outrageous." CUNNINGHAM edited TRACEY's first story for Toronto Life about migrant workers. Uncounted Canadians won just about every major journalism award in 1991.
"Lindalee was hanging out under bridges in Buffalo and getting to know the illegal community in Toronto," said RAYMONT. It was the beginning of their shared preoccupation with what he calls "the real people." She was always stopping and chatting with homeless people -- sitting right down on the curb and asking them about their lives. Every Christmas Eve she made up care packages -- cookies, cash, a card saying she cared -- wrapped them in a kerchief, tied them with string and took son Liam in the car to dole them out. "We'd do it every Christmas and Liam would be embarrassed, but in the end he was extremely proud of her," RAYMONT said.
TRACEY was treated for breast cancer in 2001. She made three more films -- Burlesque (through Magnolia Movies, a company she established for herself), Bhopal: The Search for Justice and a film about Women's College Hospital -- before the cancer came back in the fall of 2003.
She tried many alternative therapies, including one at a Tijuana clinic, before she was prescribed Herceptin, a new cancer fighter. "She had this amazing comeback," said CUNNINGHAM. Her pain was gone and, triumphant, she and member of Parliament Carolyn Bennett lobbied Health Minister George Smitherman to make the drug available under Ontario Health Insurance Plan. (He did.) "She felt wonderful she thought: 'I'm clear. I'm going to live as long as anybody else,'" RAYMONT said. "Then the headaches started."
By September she was in Princess Margaret's palliative care unit. Her room became a place of music and hope as RAYMONT and Friends brought their guitars to her bedside. "Delta Dawn." "City of New Orleans."
The night before she died, after everyone had gone, RAYMONT told her he'd seen that day's rushes of The Border, their pilot. RAYMONT told her they looked great, that the show was going to be a success. And she smiled. That was her last communication. "She's such a powerful life force, and part of me thought she will survive somehow."
"I think many of us will be talking of her in the present tense for a long time," Farber said.
RAYMONT will be in South America next month, starting a new documentary about Chilean writer/activist Ariel Dorfman. "To honour her," he said.

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CUNNINGTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-04 published
DAVIDSON, Mary Bernice (MILLER)
Suddenly at Strathroy Middlexsex General Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2005, Mary Bernice (MILLER) DAVIDSON of Forest, and formerly of Parkhill, age 63. Beloved wife of the late Jim (1999). Loving mother of Shirley of Forest, Gary and Sandy, and Steven all of London. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Destiny and Dakota, dear sister of Andy and Phyllis MILLER, Kay CUNNINGTON, all of Exeter. Ruth and Harold WESTLAKE of Dashwood, Frank and Laura MILLER of Byron, and Jim and Sandy ROMPHF of Ipperwash and Garry SHEPHERD. Predeceased by Margaret (1997) and Anne (2000.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Parkhill Cemetery on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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