CURRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-11 published
McQUILLEN, John
Suddenly, at his residence, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, Mr. John McQUILLEN, of London, passed away in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Theresa McQUILLEN (née CURRY,) for 33 years. Loving father of Michael and Melissa McQUILLEN and her fiancé Greg VANDERVEN. Dear brother of Lorraine STRUB and her husband Bryan of Bayfield. Predeceased by his parents Cecilia and Lawrence McQUILLEN and sister Catherine McQUILLEN. Fondly remembered by the Curry family. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (East of Highbury) on Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Parish, 515 Cheapside Street, on Friday at 10: 00 a.m. Father Matthew BEDARD officiating. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 6: 30 p.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cardiac Fitness Institude (c/o Dr. Patrick at Victoria Hospital) would be greatly appreciated.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
HANNAN, Robert Clarkson (February 5, 1912-April 19, 2006)
Passed away peacefully in Montreal on April 19, 2006 in his 95th year. Loving husband of fifty-five years to the late Elizabeth Ruth DUCLOS, devoted Father of Joan (Edward (Ted) FLETCHER) and loving Grandpa of Joanne (Derek KENT) and Lynn (Zachary CURRY.) Twin brother to the late Elizabeth PIBUS (Raymond PIBUS) and brother to the late Margaret WALKER. The son of Robert Christopher HANNAN and Laura CLARKSON, Bob was born in Montreal where he lived his entire life, raising his family in Hampstead. He worked as a bond trader before assuming the leadership role with the C.A. Duclos Leather Company, where he worked until his retirement in 1975. In addition to being an astute investor and successful businessman, Bob was a lively sports enthusiast and lived spending time outdoors. He was a highly skilled fly fisherman and enjoyed many years of annual fishing trips with his Friends. Being one of the few men in the group to tie his own flies, he would arrive at the camp every year with an abundant supply of hand-tied flies for everyone. Bob was also an avid skier, and was one of the founding members of the J.B. Ski Club at Mont Tremblant. A life long golfer, Bob was an Honorary Member and past Director of The Royal Montreal Golf Club, where he played many memorable rounds with Friends and family over a period of more than 50 years. While he loved the challenge of the game, it was his respect for the game's traditions and camaraderie that truly fueled his passion. As a past Governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, a member of the Canadian Senior Golf Association and the American Senior Golf Association, his zeal for the game took him to many of the world's greatest golf courses. Music was also a passion of Bob's. From his early days of singing in the choir at The Church of the Advent in Westmount and playing the clarinet in the Westmount High School band, you could always catch Bob whistling a tune or tapping his foot to a song he had running through his head. Bob's story telling was legendary - he could always be counted on to enliven a dinner party, a fishing trip or a drink in the 19th hole with one of his memorable jokes. Some of his stories were classics; and although he had told them over and over, his captivating personality, animated delivery, irrepressible sense of humour and wonderful laugh captured the moment. Amongst Bob's greatest attributes were his positive and optimistic approach to life and his ability to make Friends wherever he went. He will be lovingly remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him for his upbeat attitude, his loyalty and strength of character, his straightforward, common-sense approach, his unassuming demeanor and his unwavering ability to live life to the fullest. In this regard, he was an inspiration to his family and Friends. During his last few years, Bob faced the difficulties of dementia with loving support from his family and the caring staff at the Griffith McConnell Residence. He was a truly exceptional person and he will be greatly missed by all. My life's been full, I've savored much, Good Friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undo grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now, he set me free. A private family service will be held. Donations in Bob's memory to The Pat Fletcher Golf Foundation, 2315 Cohen, St. Laurent, Quebec. H4R 2N7 would be greatly appreciated.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-09 published
CURRY, Mariko (née UYEDA)
Peacefully at Vistamere Retirement Home in Oakview, Ontario on May 5, 2006, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Winston. Loving aunt of David, Leslie and Michael UYEDA. Funeral services were held at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario (905) 842-2252 on Monday May 8th, 2006 at 3 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-06 published
Floyd CURRY, Athlete And Hockey Coach (1925-2006)
Famous for frustrating the opposition when Rocket Richard was off the ice, the right winger won four Stanley Cups
By Mike WYMAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Montreal -- Like many kids before him, Floyd CURRY's best shot at avoiding a lifetime working in the mines, wrestling minerals from the Canadian Shield, lay on the ice. At 16, he skated away from the family home in Kirkland Lake to join the Ontario Hockey Association's powerhouse Oshawa Generals.
A team with deep pockets thanks to the corporate largesse of the town's main employer, General Motors, which also provided employment for the many players who chose not to finish high school, the Generals had finished ahead of the pack every year from 1937-38 through 1943-44. The year that Mr. CURRY was first on the roster, the Generals made it to the Memorial Cup finals but lost to the Portage La Prairie Terriers. In 1942-43, Mr. CURRY doubled his scoring output to 22 goals as Oshawa, once again representing the hopes of Eastern Canada, lost to the Winnipeg Rangers.
While in Oshawa, Mr. CURRY was billeted in the home of the BATTEN family, whose son, Don, was also a General. A quiet, personable sort who was far more easygoing off the ice than on it, Mr. CURRY wasn't one to break training. "He and I got along just fine." Mr. BATTEN recalled. "We took a beer once in a while. We played a lot of pool, much to the chagrin of our trainer, who didn't want us standing all day before a game."
Entering the Canadian navy after finally winning the Memorial Cup in 1944, Mr. CURRY was stationed in Toronto where he contrived to suit up for teams in both military and industrial leagues. In the fall of 1945, newly married, he signed with the Canadiens organization, beginning his 55-year association with the club as a member of the Quebec Senior Hockey League's Montreal Royals. Mr. CURRY scored 23 goals in his first professional season and 22 in the next. He was ready for bigger things.
Playing their home games at the Montreal Forum on Sunday afternoons, the Royals exciting brand of hockey attracted as many, or more, spectators as did the building's marquee tenant. With a line-up featuring such can't-miss prospects as Gerry McNeil in nets, defenceman Doug Harvey and a sprinkling of future Canadien forwards, the Royals won the Allan Cup, Canada's Senior hockey championship trophy in 1947.
Cracking the Canadiens line-up was one thing, but sticking with the team was quite another. Playing 81 regular season games and seven more playoff matches with the big club between 1947 and 1950, Mr. CURRY spent the remainder of his time in Buffalo, playing for the American Hockey League Bisons as he waited for one of less than 100 National Hockey League jobs to open up. Held back by numbers, not by a lack of talent, he continued to show an impressive scoring touch.
The fall of 1950 saw the 25-year-old, by then nicknamed "Busher," make the team out of training camp. He would be a fixture for the next eight seasons, playing an essential but unsung role as the team made it to the finals every spring.
On Dick Irvin's teams everybody had a distinct role to play. With scoring from the right side taken care of by Maurice Richard, Mr. CURRY was not on the ice for his offensive skills. His assignment was to stop the opposition from scoring while the Rocket took a breather or served one of his many penalties.
"He wasn't confused about what his role was," said Dick Duff, who faced off against Mr. CURRY while wearing Toronto Maple Leaf colours. "The way teams were set up, they had three lines and two extra guys. The extra guys got a bit of time on the third line and they were the ones who killed the first half of the penalties. They were all invaluable, and just to make the team was a big deal. They worked twice as hard as anybody else to stay there."
Countering the top left wingers around the league, Mr. CURRY was almost invisible and only drew attention to his efforts when a mistake resulted in a red light flashing behind his goaltender. In an era when referees were more likely to overlook fouls than they are today, he played a tough but clean brand of hockey and rarely resorted to the illegal tactics preferred by some of his more underhanded contemporaries.
"Busher was always highly thought of by the Montreal guys," said Mr. Duff. "There are always guys on teams that fit in good with everybody. They're good players and they don't bother anybody."
With Mr. Richard missing 22 games to injury in 1951-52, Mr. CURRY stepped up and netted 20 goals for the only time in his National Hockey League career. While other, more celebrated teammates often enjoyed multiple goal evenings, Mr. CURRY recorded just one hat trick in his 692 games with the Habs, but he picked the right game for it.
On October 29, 1951, then-Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, later to become Prince Philip, watched the Canadians defeat the New York Rangers at the Forum. The score was a decisive 6-1, with Mr. CURRY lighting the lamp three times.
Back in the long shadows cast by his more flamboyant teammates, Mr. CURRY returned to his familiar role of shutting down the opposition with skill and effectiveness. In 1953, the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, making him one of the few players to have collected all three major North American hockey championships. It was the first stirrings of something unprecedented in hockey history. For the next two seasons, the Canadiens narrowly lost the cup to the arch-rival Detroit Red Wings and then, with coach Toe Blake having taken over from Mr. Irvin, the Habs capitalized on their momentum and racked up a run of five consecutive championships. Mr. CURRY played on the first three winning teams in 1956, 1957 and 1958 before the wear and tear of high-level hockey took their toll and he left the National Hockey League. He played a final season with the Royals before hanging up his skates.
Leaving the ice didn't mean leaving the game. Mr. CURRY continued with the Montreal organization for more than 40 years. In the days when a handful of men ran entire hockey organizations, managers and coaches often wore more than one hat. Mr. CURRY coached farm clubs in Quebec, Cleveland and Halifax. He also worked in the Canadiens' sales and marketing office and spent several years as the club's travelling secretary, enjoying every minute of his time on the job.
"He made sure there were no problems on the road," said Mr. Duff, who joined the Canadiens in 1964. "We'd get off the train or the plane and he'd take care of everything. He'd hand out the hotel keys, tell us who we were rooming with and distribute the meal money. It was something he enjoyed because it kept him close to the team."
Mr. CURRY kept an eye older Habs, too. After Alzheimer's disease robbed Mr. Blake of his autonomy, he faithfully and regularly paid visits. He took Mr. Blake to lunch when his old coach was still able to go out and, as the disease progressed to its final, inevitable conclusion, spent long hours at his side. Mr. Blake died in 1995 and a few years later Mr. CURRY, too, was diagnosed with the same disease. He was placed in a specialized treatment centre where he spent his last years.
Floyd CURRY was born in Chapleau, Ontario, on August 11, 1925. He died at Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal on September 16, 2006. He is survived by June, his wife of 61 years, daughters Dawn and Candace, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-26 published
PERCIVAL, E. Winnifred (BRUCE) B.A.
Peacefully, at the Avalon Retirement Centre, Orangeville, Ontario on October 26, 2006, in her 101st year. Dear wife of the late George (Oscar) PERCIVAL; loving aunt of Joan CORBETT, Teresa BRUCE, Tom, George and Paul TORRANCE, Jim and George CURRY; cherished by her sister-in-law Gladys BRUCE and by the descendents of her many cousins; valued friend of her associates and former pupils from many years of teaching science and mathematics; by neighbours and many more. Winnie's funeral will be held at the Simes Funeral Home, Main Street, Grand Valley, Ontario on Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service. Donations in her memory would be appreciated to Trinity United Church, Grand Valley, Ontario L0N 1G0 or the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4C2.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-21 published
Bruce DUNCAN, Conservationist (1946-2006)
General manager of the Hamilton Conservation Authority haunted Ontario's Niagara escarpment and was a prolific contributor to books and articles on hawks and eagles
By Ron CSILLAG,
Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Not even his own wedding could interfere with Bruce Duncan's love of birds and nature. His 1992 marriage to fellow hawk bander Janet SNAITH took place at Hawk Cliff, a prime hawk-watching bluff overlooking Lake Erie, near Port Stanley, Ontario As Peter WHELAN, the Globe's late birder columnist duly noted at the time, the bride and groom wore binoculars. So did the guests and minister, who had been forewarned the ceremony might be interrupted to observe any interesting birds of prey.
Fifteen minutes before the nuptials, a peregrine falcon portentously circled overhead, but no hawk of note interrupted the "I do's." The next morning, Mr. DUNCAN's new wife helped him capture the first peregrine falcon in his 16 years of banding.
Among Canada's leading naturalists and experts on raptors, or birds of prey, Mr. DUNCAN was a passionate conservationist and outdoorsman who loved to teach schoolchildren in and around Hamilton about the plant and animal life in their surroundings. He was a prolific contributor to books and scholarly articles on eagles, hawks and natural history in Ontario.
Mr. DUNCAN was general manager and chief administrative officer of the Hamilton Conservation Authority. "Bruce was in charge of a $15-million organization and would not carry a cell phone," noted Chris FIRTH- EAGLAND, chairman of the authority. "He so trusted and respected his staff that he wanted them to deal with the issues. He was very hardworking and dedicated and was always pursuing better environmental approaches to doing business, remediating properties and acquiring new lands to protect them."
Normally a quiet, self-effacing man, Mr. DUNCAN had recently been flying high. On October 23, Ontario gifted to the conservation authority a 180-acre parcel of land in upper Stoney Creek, west of Hamilton, called the Eramosa Karst (a geological formation where surface water erodes soft limestone and creates underground streams and caverns). It is considered an environmentally significant property; the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources designated the lands an area of natural and scientific interest in 2003.
Two weeks later, a beaming Mr. DUNCAN emceed the ceremony at which Heritage Green Community Trust announced a $1.5-million donation, which he had negotiated, to the Hamilton Conservation Foundation for the development of the karst lands as the city's newest conservation area.
"Elation couldn't describe how he had been feeling in the last couple of weeks for bringing those two things together," Mr. FIRTH- EAGLAND said. "There's no higher end for us than to acquire new land and open it up for recreation, education and different functions."
Mr. DUNCAN joined the authority in 1988 to run its outdoor education program. He would take schoolchildren on nature hikes through the Dundas Valley. In 1992, he became the Hamilton Conservation Authority's staff ecologist, and a decade later, was named director of watershed planning and engineering, a post in which he was responsible for the flood warning and response system. He became the authority's general manager in January of 2004, and embarked on an ambitious five-year strategic plan.
The authority will mark its 50th anniversary in 2008, and the karst acquisition and donation were fine advance centrepieces. "You can image the satisfaction that our organization felt -- that he felt -- [at] already having this 50th anniversary birthday present all wrapped up, all secured, all ready," Mr. FIRTH- EAGLAND said.
Born in post-war England to a British mother and Scottish-born member of the Canadian army's medical corps, Mr. DUNCAN grew up in Orillia, Ontario He graduated with a psychology degree from Wilfred Laurier University and spent the next three years as a guide at the Quetico Provincial Park west of Thunder Bay, providing instruction in canoeing, trekking and wilderness lore.
The experience was life-changing. He returned to the University of Waterloo to study biology and then worked for 11 years for the Grand River Conservation Authority as a resource interpreter at the Taquanyah Nature Centre near Cayuga, where he established himself as a raptor expert. He supervised the introduction of bald eagles to southern Ontario, and helped introduce peregrine falcons in the Hamilton area.
But it was on hawks Mr. DUNCAN was considered an expert. "He was a self-confessed hawk nut," said Debbie DUNCAN, his sister-in-law. "He had a life-long passion for sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for nature. He was always leading hikes and workshops."
Mr. DUNCAN served as president of both the 500-member Hamilton Naturalist Club and the Ontario Bird Banding Association. He personally banded the legs of thousands of predatory birds to track their migration habits, enduring little more than the usual talon stabs and scratches. He named one of "his" bald eagles Gustav Mahler, for his favourite composer. His friend and co-birder of 30 years, Bob CURRY, recalls that Mr. DUNCAN came close to tears when he discovered that Gustav had been shot and killed over Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
"He was a gentleman and a gentle man," Mr. CURRY recalled. "He never raised his voice, but managed to influence people."
In 1991, Mr. DUNCAN founded the Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch program, which monitors the migration of hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures over the Niagara Escarpment.
Nicknamed "the Fox" for his red hair, Mr. DUNCAN was a First World War buff who read avidly. "He consumed everything," said his wife, Janet. "If something caught his interest, he wasn't satisfied until he'd read a dozen books on the subject."
He indulged his Scottish heritage once a year when the family hosted a Robbie Burns night at their house (once the home of Alexander Graham Bell.) Mr. DUNCAN would don a kilt and dress a mean haggis. In the warm weather, when not out trekking and communing, he would sit in a lawn chair, imported beer in one hand and requisite binoculars in the other. In the winter, he delighted neighbours by building snowmen and snowdogs.
There were frequent family outings with Janet and two young children. "We were always going somewhere," Janet said, "somewhere different, and experiencing new things."
Mr. DUNCAN received many honours for his work, including Hamilton's Environmentalist of the Year Award in 1992, the Canada 125 Award for Environmental Service to the Community, and a 1997 accolade from the Hawk Migration Association of North America.
As for the stereotypical image of Hamilton as a gritty steel town with little regard for conservation or the environment, Mr. DUNCAN extolled the region as having more waterfalls than any community in North America, and more escarpment lands and green space per capita than any other Canadian city -- and he wanted to keep it that way, said Mr. FIRTH- EAGLAND. " Bruce had a different feeling about Hamilton. He felt that Hamilton was blessed."
And as the Hamilton Spectator noted last week, the community has lost not only a friend, but a teacher whose name is "memorialized in millions of tonnes of uncarved stone -- and grass, woods, streams and caves."
Bruce William DUNCAN was born on January 13, 1946, in Woking, Surrey, England. He died in hospital in Brantford on November 11, 2006, after suffering injuries in a car accident near his home in Paris, Ontario The vehicle he was driving had been struck head-on by a car that had crossed the centre line. The other diver was declared dead at the scene. He was 60. He leaves his wife, Janet; two children, Katie, 10 and James, 13; one brother, Jim, and a sister, Margaret DEMUNNIK. A public celebration of his life will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral and Memorial Centre, 1010 Botanical Dr., Burlington, Ontario on Saturday, November 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
CURRY, Veronica
Peacefully, with her family by her side, on January 6, 2006 in her 66th year. Loving wife of 44 years to John. Dear mother of Mark, Christopher and Jeremy and his wife Sandra. Proud "Grandma" to Shannon. Veronica will be sadly missed by all her family and Friends in Australia, England and Canada. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church (2473 Thorn Lodge Drive) on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In Veronica's memory, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
CURRY, Bert
Peacefully in his 90th year at Scarborough General Hospital on January 31, 2006. Beloved husband to Elsie and dear father to Bob (Barb), Ross (Carole) and Jon (Joanne). Will be greatly missed by his extended family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.). Visitation Sunday, February 5th from 12-1 p.m. A Memorial Service in our chapel at 1 p.m. with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scarborough General Hospital.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
GHENT, Doris Jean (née CURRY)
Fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at her home, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Clifford, much loved mother of Rod and his wife Linda, and Paul and his wife Brenda. Loving grandmother of Jeff (Judy), Jennifer (David), John Mark (Deborah), Jill (Michael), Tanya (Stephen), Candice (Robert), and great-grandmother of Charity, Naomi, Abigail, Ethan, Elijah, Joanna, Caleb, Isabella, Elizabeth and Sarah. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Saturday and Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 3 p.m. Private family interment. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. She lived in faith and died in hope of resurrection at the return of the Lord Jesus from heaven.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-11 published
HOWARD, Catherine Mary " Cathy" (née CRYDERMAN)
Passed away in Oshawa on Monday, April 10th, 2006 at the age of 59. Loving partner of George BRENNAND of 17 years. Dear sister of Lynda CURRY and her husband Peter and John CRYDERMAN. Beloved aunt of Daniel, Carrie, Larry, Michelle and great-aunt of Taralyn, Sabrina, William, Jaclyn and Daulton. Predeceased by her parents Dault and Floe CRYDERMAN. Cathy will be greatly missed by Smokie. Resting at The Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-4711) with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Durham Region Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Wednesday.

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CURRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
CURRY, Walton " Jimmy" F.
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Walton (Jimmy) F. CURRY on April 25, 2006, in his 82nd year. He proudly and bravely served his country in World War 2 in the Royal Canadian Engineers 48th Highlanders. Retiree of Toronto Hydro after 35 years. Loved and cherished husband of Beppy CURRY, having just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Dearest Daddy of Sandra (Paul), Susan, Lorraine (Rick), and Linda (Joe.) son of the late Fredrick and Emmiline CURRY. Dear brother of Dorothy TREVORROW and the late Florence (Urb) CROOK. He loved and was dearly loved by his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. We will miss our husband, father, grandfather, mentor, hero and friend beyond words. Thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Scarborough General Hospital. Jimmy's wishes were to have no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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CURTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
CURTI, Amedeo
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2006, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Livia. Cherished father of Rosemary and husband Alan. Loving grandfather of Michelle and Sara. Dear brother of Vittorio. Amedeo will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and Friends. Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr. (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane Street, 416-249-4499) on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. from All Saints Roman Catholic Church (on La Rose Ave. at Royal York Road). Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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CURTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-05 published
MORAN, David James D.D.S.
Born October 18, 1954 in Barrie, Ontario. Passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2006 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. MORAN was predeceased by father William James MORAN in 1991. David is survived by his loving family; wife Myrna HASTINGS, son Liam, daughter Erica, mother Anne MORAN, sisters Judy (John) FUKE, and Darlene (Sam) MANTIONE, brother Doctor Kevin W. (Uta) MORAN. Many nieces and nephews. Doctor MORAN graduated in 1977 from the University of Toronto specializing in General Dentistry, and retired in 1999. Prayers will be offered 7: 00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2465 Crown Street, Vancouver, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 on Thursday, April 6, 2006. Fr. Paul CURTIN, C.Ss.R. Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully acknowledged to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (B.C. Division) 1505-4300 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia. Kearney Funeral Home 604-736-0268

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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-15 published
CURTIS, Ann Marie (McCARTHY)
Peacefully at her residence Grey Gables, Markdale on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her 95th year. Ann Marie McCARTHY was the beloved wife of 55 years to the late Bryce CURTIS (1988.) Much loved by her daughter Joan and her husband Tom McGEE of Flesherton. Beloved Nana of Kelly (Dale) MERRIFIELD, Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON (Chad JACKSON), Kerry, Paul CURTIS, Dawn (Kevin) KELLY and precious Great Nana of 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Bill (1987,) grand_son Michael McGEE (1989,) sisters May HAYES, Margaret BALDWIN, Theresa HAYES, and brothers Gerard, John and Malcolm McCARTHY. Marie CURTIS was Reeve of the Village Long Branch from 1953-1962, a charter member of the Metropolitan Toronto Council, secretary treasurer of the Mayors and Reeves of Ontario, Honorary Lifetime Member of the Long Branch Royal Canadian Legion, spokesperson and advisor to members of the Grey County Council in the 1960's and 70's and is best remembered for the City of Toronto Park named in her honour for the support role she played in relief efforts after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The family received Friends at Gentle Shepherd Community Church (8th concession and Inkerman St.) Eugenia on Tuesday, March 14. A celebration of the life of Marie CURTIS is to be held at the church Wednesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or Gentle Shepherd Community Church would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, 1-800-924-2810.
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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-22 published
CURTIS, Marie
The family of the late Marie CURTIS would like to thank relatives and Friends for all the support received over the past two weeks. Your cards, floral and memorial contributions, food brought to our home meant so much to us. All your prayers helped us so immensely. We want to sincerely thank all the staff at Grey Gables, Markdale for their wonderful care of Mom over the past seven years and such constant, loving care at the last. We want to thank our church, Gentle Shepherd Community Church for all your concern and help, Rev. Don PRINCE for helping us with his comforting message, Ken WHIFFON for looking after the sound, Heather WIGHT for her beautiful music and our Friends, the ladies of Gentle Shepherd for the wonderful lunch. We also want to thank Jim HARROLD for his great tribute. We feel so comforted and strengthened by everyone's love and support.
-Joan and Tom McGEE and family.
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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-22 published
CURTIS, Ann Marie (née McCARTHY)
Marie CURTIS passed away peacefully at her residence at Grey Gables, Markdale on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her 90th year.
Ann Marie McCARTHY was born February 10, 1912 near Wyebridge, Ontario in the Midland area. Marie was the daughter of Ellen (MITCHELL) and John McCARTHY. She was the sister of May, Margaret, Gerard, John, Malcolm and Theresa.
Marie married Bryce CURTIS, June 17, 1933 in Toronto. They moved to Long Branch in 1935 where they raised their daughter Joan and son Bill. They moved to their farm in Kimberley in 1958 then to their residence on the West Back Line between Flesherton and Markdale. Marie and Bryce were happily married for 55 years when Bryce passed away in 1988.
Joan married Tom McGEE of Flesherton in 1961 and Marie was the much loved Nana of Kelly (Dale) MERRIFIELD, Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON (Chad JACKSON), Kerry, Paul CURTIS, Dawn (Kevin) KELLY, precious great-nana of ten great-grandchildren. Bill predeceased her in 1987 as did her grand_son Michael McGEE in 1989.
Marie CURTIS was Reeve of the Village of Long Branch from 1953-1962, a charter member of Metropolitan Toronto Council, friend of Fred GARDINER and many other politicians. Marie Curtis Park in Etobicoke (Long Branch) was opened in 1959, and named in her honour for the work she did to help the residents relocate after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. Today it is a living memory to a wonderful lady. Marie CURTIS was secretary-treasurer of the Ontario Mayors and Reeves, spokesperson and advocate to the members of Grey County Council in the 1960s and 1970s. She was an Honourary Lifetime Member of the Long Branch Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 101. Marie was an A.M.O. 100th Anniversary Municipal Recognition Award recipient, in appreciation of her exemplary service to Ontario's municipal governments and A.M.O.
When Marie could no longer stay in her own home, she moved to Grey Gables in 1999 and made it her own new home. She loved everyone there and they loved her.
The body rested at Gentle Shepherd Community Church where the funeral was held Thursday, March 16 with interment in Markdale Cemetery. A celebration of the life of Marie CURTIS was well attended by Friends and relatives from far and wide. A power point presentation on Marie CURTIS "The Woman Who Got Things Done" was shown. A duet by her granddaughters Kelly MERRIFIELD and Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON was sung "It Is No Secret" was Marie's favourite hymn. Jim HARROLD, former Reeve of Artemesia Township, gave some remembrances and reflections of Marie. Kimberley sang "You Raise Me Up" and daughter Joan McGEE gave memories of Mom. Rev. Don PRINCE gave a thoughtful message. The ladies of Gentle Shepherd served a bountiful lunch following the service.
Pallbearers were grand_sons Chad JACKSON and Dale MERRIFIELD, nephew John McCARTHY, former Reeve Murray BETTS, family friend David CARLSON, former neighbour Raymond SHILVOCK. Flowerbearers were granddaughters Kelly MERRIFIELD and Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON and great-grandchildren Curtis, Jacob and Kirsten MERRIFIELD.
Marie CURTIS was a great lady and will be missed by many far and wide.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2006-03-15 published
CURTIS, Ann Marie (McCARTHY)
Peacefully at her residence Grey Gables, Markdale on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her 95th year. Ann Marie McCARTHY was the beloved wife if 55 years to the late Bryce CURTIS (1988.) Much loved by her daughter Joan and her husband Tom McGEE of Flesherton. Beloved Nana of Kelly (Dale) MERRIFIELD, Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON (Chad JACKSON), Kerry, Paul CURTIS, Dawn (Kevin) KELLY and precious Great Nana of 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Bill (1987,) grand_son Michael McGEE (1989,) sisters May HAYES, Margaret BALDWIN, Theresa HAYES, and brothers Gerard, John, and Malcolm McCARTHY. Marie CURTIS was Reeve of the Village Long Branch from 1953-1962, a charter member of the Metropolitan Toronto Council, secretary-treasurer of the Mayors and Reeves of Ontario, Honorary Lifetime Member of the Long Branch Royal Canadian Legion, spokesperson and advisor to members of the Grey County Council in the 1960's and 70's and is best remembered for the City of Toronto Park named in her honor for the support role she played in relief efforts after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The family received Friends at Gentle Shepherd Community Church (8th concession and Inkerman St.), Eugenia on Tuesday, March 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of the life of Marie CURTIS was held at the church on Wednesday, March 15 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or Gentle Sheherd Community Church would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton 1-888-924-2810.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-05 published
RICHARDSON, Karen Beatrice May (ELLIS)
Passed away peacefully at Hilltop Manor in Cambridge on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006. Karen Beatrice May (ELLIS) RICHARDSON of Cambridge formally of Purple Valley in her 65th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Albert RICHARDSON who passed away in July of 2004. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Parr, Debbie STUDIMAN and her husband Ken, Lorrie RICHARDSON and her spouse John CURTIS all of Cambridge and Ron ELLIS of Brantford. Dear grandma of nine grandchildren. Loving sister of Allan ELLIS, Carolyn PERRY (David,) Gary ELLIS (Sue.) Predeceased by her brother Fred ELLIS. At Karen's request cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service for Karen on Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at the Henry Welser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (519749-8467) at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Visit www.obit411.com/1892 for Karen's memorial. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation, Owen Sound would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-13 published
CURTIS, Ann Marie (McCARTHY)
Peacefully at her residence Grey Gables, Markdale on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her 95th year. Ann Marie McCARTHY was the beloved wife if 55 years to the late Bryce CURTIS (1988.) Much loved by her daughter Joan and her husband Tom McGEE of Flesherton. Beloved Nana of Kelly (Dale) MERRIFIELD, Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON (Chad JACKSON), Kerry, Paul CURTIS, Dawn (Kevin) KELLY and precious Great Nana of 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Bill (1987,) grand_son Michael McGEE (1989,) sisters May HAYES, Margaret BALDWIN, Theresa HAYES, and brothers Gerard, John, and Malcolm McCARTHY. Marie CURTIS was Reeve of the Village Long Branch from 1953-1962, a charter member of the Metropolitan Toronto Council, secretary-treasurer of the Mayors and Reeves of Ontario, Honorary Lifetime Member of the Long Branch Royal Canadian Legion, spokesperson and advisor to members of the Grey County Council in the 1960's and 70's and is best remembered for the City of Toronto Park named in her honor for the support role she played in relief efforts after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The family will receive Friends at Gentle Shepherd Community Church (8th concession and Inkerman St.), Eugenia on Tuesday, March 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of the life of Marie CURTIS will be held at the church on Wednesday, March 15 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or Gentle Sheherd Community Church would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton 1-888-924-2810.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-30 published
CURTIS, Peter James
Peter CURTIS passed away suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, October 28, 2006 in his 88th year. Husband of Jennifer CURTIS of Owen Sound. son of the late William Henry CURTIS and Helen Florence CURTIS (née BIRT) of London, England. Peter is survived by his son Craig CURTIS and his wife Christine of Owen Sound and three grandchildren, Brent, Rebekah and James. Also survived by his sister Jean COVENTRY and her husband Dick of Brighton, England and brother-in-law Derek BOYLE and his wife Eileen of Cape Town, South Africa. Peter was born in London, England in 1919. He qualified as a Chemist at the University of London. Following service in World War 2, he immigrated to Cape Town, South Africa where he became Artistic Director of the CAPAB professional theatre company. During this time, he was acclaimed for his acting, direction and production of the World Premieres of a number of plays by the renowned and controversial playwright Athol Fugard. He and his wife Jennifer, a dance choreographer and theatre designer, moved to Canada in 1981. He continued acting and directing at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. At Peter's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound and the Georgian Theatre Festival in Meaford through Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-12 published
MAYO, Joan (CURTIS, MOORE)
In loving memory of our mother, who passed away January 12, 1999. Mom, in our hearts you are treasured, You are loved, you are remembered. Love, Pat, Sue, Mike, Steve, Séan, David and families.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
EDWARDS, Frederick Williams
Peacefully at Country Terrace on Wednesday, January 18th, 2006, Mr. Frederick Williams EDWARDS of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean EDWARDS (1991.) Loving father of Barry and his wife Janet EDWARDS and Susan and her husband Bob HOUSTON, both of London. Dear grandfather of Jim, Jason, Jeffery, Amber, Natalie and Colleen and great-grandfather of Kyla, Troy, Joel and Tyler. Also survived by his sisters Margaret (Wally) BOYLE of Golden Lake, Phyllis (Jerry) HODGE of Ipperwash and Valerie CURTIS (Lloyd) of Dorchester, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London), on Friday January 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the service will be conducted on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
CURTIS, Carol Eileen
At Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Carol Eileen CURTIS in her 96th year. Dear mother of Claude CURTIS and his wife Marion of London. Loving grandmother of Terry CURTIS (Margot). Great-grandmother of Jennifer (Mike), Nicole and Joseph. Great-great-grandmother of Rileigh and Bailey. Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Activity Fund at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
CURTIS, Carol
The family of the late Carol CURTIS wishes to say thank you for the mass cards, donations and flowers. To the staff of Middlesex Terrace for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Rev. Joseph DABROWSKI for the lovely service. Thank you to O'Neil Funeral Home for attending to every detail with kindness. Sincerely, Claude, Marion, Terry, Margot and family.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
BURDEN, William Gerald " Bud"
At Victoria Hospital, Westminster Campus, on Wednesday March 1, 2006. William Gerald BURDEN " Bud," in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy "Jean" HANNA, for over 35 years. Dearly beloved father of Kim (Kevin) PYATT of Port Stanley, D.J. (Blair) HANNA/ SLADE of St. Jacobs, Susan (Ron) HANNA/ CAMPBELL of London, and William "Bud" Jr. HANNA at home. Dear brother of Jack BURDEN of Saint Thomas, Bob BURDEN of London, Mary FACEY of London, Betty (Wayne) CURTIS of Saint Thomas, Judy (Hermond) HENRI of London, and Vicky (Percy) PATTYSON of Cherryville, British Columbia. Predeceased by his mother Dorothy BURDEN (2002,) father Oscar BURDEN (1959,) sister Marjorie CLAY, brothers Don, Peter, Jim and Chuck BURDEN. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Kevin, Ronnie, Nicole, Brannon, Sarah, Joey, Natasha and his great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by several aunts, uncles, numerous nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law Susan IMESON and Susan BURDEN. Family and Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Sunday March 5, 2006, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 pm for a time of visitation. At Bud's request there will not be a funeral service. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes at a later date. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. Evans Funeral Home, 451-9350. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. BURDEN.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
CURTIS, Donald James

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-28 published
GRANT- STATTON, Cathy Anne
Peacefully surrounded by her loving Friends and family, Cathy Anne GRANT- STATTON passed way on Sunday, March 26th, 2006 at the London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, after a 3 year courageous battle with cancer. Wife and soulmate of Mike STATTON of Mossley. Loving daughter of Ethel and Clayton GRANT of Leamington and sister of Sandra (Joe) FREITAS of Brights Grove. Special friend of Steve and Shelly BURRELL, Mark and Julie, Jason, Tammy and Alisha, and Tammy YUNGBLUT. Lovingly cared for by Maryanne STATTON and Jack YUNGBLUT. A special thank you to the oncology team Doctor John CURTIS, Doctor Kathy ELSWORTHY, Marge and Vicky. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 571 Village Green Avenue (at Wonderland), on Saturday, April 1st, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Michael STOL officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society-Breast Cancer Research would be appreciated. Westview Funeral Chapel, entrusted with arrangements.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
BURDEN, John " Jack"
Of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, April 9, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the late Edith BURDEN (2003) and dearly loved partner of Kay BAKER and her children Faye, Debbie and Don. Much loved father of Teena VANEGGLEN and Paul BRAY of Port Stanley, Debbie and Mike JANES, Jackie BUOTE and Jay SHARKEY and Cindy and Mike BAXTER, all of Saint Thomas and John BURDEN Jr. of London. Loved grandfather of David and Jason VANEGGELEN, Mark BUOTE, Melanie and Billy JANES, Eleisha PARKER and Bradley (B.J.) BURDEN and great grandfather of Ryan VANEGGELEN. Dear brother of Mary FACEY of London, Robert BURDEN of London, Betty and Wayne CURTIS of Saint Thomas, Judy and Henry HENRI of London and Vicky and Percy PATTISON of British Columbia. Predeceased by 5 brothers Donald, Bud, Jim, Pete and Chuck and a sister Marjorie and a great-granddaughter Hailey Marie LYNCH. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins and extended family. Jack was born in London on April 2, 1936, the son of the late J. Oscar and Dorothy BURDEN. He worked over 27 years at Ford Motor Company of Canada, was a member of the C.A.W. and an associate member of Branch 410 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
HOWALD, Betty Jean (née STONE)
Of Saint Thomas, formerly of Sparta, on Monday, September 11th, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 78th year. Dearly loved mother of Peggy and her husband Larry PAYNE of Saint Thomas, Pat and her husband Harold WALKER of Port Stanley, Cathy FORBES, Robert and his wife Linda SHARP, Donna and her husband John RICE, Nancy and her partner Tim CURTIS, Raymond HOWALD and his partner Debra HUNSINGER and Bill and his wife Lori HOWALD, all of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Shirley STONE of London and Sandra RHAME of Sundridge. Predeceased by 2 brothers Francies (1982) and Samuel (1986). Sadly missed by 23 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Betty was born in London on February 11, 1929, the daughter of the late Cecil and Irene STONE. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in South Park Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
FITZGERALD, Arta May (née ROSS)
Sunrise -- January 19, 1921 -- Sunset -- September 12, 2006. Surrounded by the love of her family at her residence on Tuesday September 12, 2006. Arta May FITZGERALD (née ROSS) of Caressant Care, Woodstock and formerly of Lyndale Cres., Woodstock in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Robert "Bob" W. FITZGERALD of almost 60 years. Dear mother of Mike and his wife Nancy of Stratford, Pam CAPLING of Kettle Point, Karen EVANS and her husband Steve of London, Terry and his wife Mary of Holbrook, Nancy YEOMAN and her husband John of New Bern, North Carolina and John and his wife Darlene of Ingersoll. Loved grandmother of twelve grandchildren and eight plus two coming great-grandchildren. Dear sisters of Don ROSS and his wife Lorene of Huntsville. Predeceased by her sister Alice CURTIS and by her brothers John ROSS and Ken ROSS. Arta was a longtime member of the College Avenue Church United Church Women Friends may call at R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, (519-539-0004) on Thursday September 14, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Arta's life will take place at College Avenue Church, 22 Wilson Street, Woodstock on Friday at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David DUNCAN officiating. Interment in the Hillview Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or College Avenue Church. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
MATTHEWS, Joyce
Peacefully at University Hospital on Friday, October 6th, 2006, Mrs. Joyce MATTHEWS, of London, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold MATTHEWS (1986.) Loving mother of Betty (Brad) VENNER, Ruth HALL and Marge (Mark) CURTIS. Dear grandmother of Mike (Angela) and Greg (Kelly) VENNER; Debbie, David, Danny and Darryl (Kelly) HALL; Trish (Richard PARTRIDGE) and Cathy CREE and 17 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Shirley (Art) SILL, Margaret (Ron) STOKES and her brother Don (Arlene) HUDSON; her sister-in-law Marie (Jim) RIDDELL. Predeceased by her brother William HUDSON. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Tuesday, October 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services from the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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CURTIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-24 published
KACZMAREK, Zofia Teresa
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, Zofia Teresa KACZMAREK in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Jozef Stanislaw KACZMAREK (1993.) Dear mother of Irene HILPERT (Laverne,) Stanislaw KACZMAREK of Mississippi and Teresa CURTIS (Art) of London. Loving grandmother of Ted (Shawna), Marty, Krystina (Richard), Paul and Jamie (Kelly). Great-grandmother of Joshua, Ayleah and Renee. Survived by 2 sisters in Poland. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church (419 Hill St.) on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday at 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-08 published
CURTIS, John (1944-2006)
He died as he lived; peacefully, gently, and with loving grace on March 6 with his wife at his side. Beloved husband of his darling Sky (Kathryn Elizabeth MacKAY) and loving father of Sarah, Katy and Charlie. Cherished brother-in-law of Donald MacKAY and dear brother of Stephen and Tim. Loving son-in-law of John and Carolyn MacKAY. Dear son of Brenda and Andrew Harry Charles CURTIS (both deceased,) and dear step-son of Margaret CURTIS. John was a loyal and loving friend of many, including those in Toronto, Huntsville, Nova Scotia and England. His loss will be felt deeply. He will be sadly missed by his Friends and colleagues throughout the automobile industry, but especially by those at Avenue Nissan, where he worked since 1991. John was a truly good man with great inner strength, moral integrity, loving kindness, energetic vitality, unflappable diplomacy, a deep care for others and a hilarious sense of humour. He lightened the world. John's home will be open for visitors on March 9 and 10 from 5-8 o'clock. All are invited to a memorial celebration of John's wonderful life of March 31st starting at 7: 30 at Villa Colombo, 40 Playfair, one block S. of Lawrence, W. off Dufferin. Email your stories about John to skycurtis@hotmail.com In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Curtis Family Fund, c/o O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP, 700 Kerr Street, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3W5.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
CURTIS, Marie (McCARTHY)
Peacefully at her residence Grey Gables, Markdale, on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her 95th year. Ann Marie McCARTHY was the beloved wife of 55 years to the late Bryce CURTIS (1988.) Much loved by her daughter Joan and her husband Tom McGEE of Flesherton. Beloved Nana of Kelly (Dale) MERRIFIELD, Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON (Chad JACKSON), Kerry, Paul CURTIS, Dawn (Kevin) KELLY and precious Great Nana of 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Bill (1987,) grand_son Michael McGEE (1989,) sisters May HAYES, Margaret BALDWIN, Theresa HAYES, and brothers Gerard, John, and Malcolm McCARTHY. Marie CURTIS was Reeve of the Village Long Branch from 1953-1962, a charter member of the Metropolitan Toronto Council, secretary-treasurer of the Mayors and Reeves of Ontario, Honorary Lifetime Member of the Long Branch Royal Canadian Legion, spokesperson and advisor to members of the Grey County Council in the 1960's and 70's and is best remembered for the City of Toronto Park named in her honour for the support role she played in relief efforts after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The family will receive Friends at Gentle Shepherd Community Church (8th concession and Inkerman Street), Eugenia, on Tuesday, March 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of the life of Marie CURTIS will be held at the church on Wednesday, March 15 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or Gentle Shepherd Community Church would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton 1-888-924-2810.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
Village's spirited defender dies
Long Branch's Marie CURTIS, 94, fought subway wars, hurricane Hazel
By James RUSK. Page A12
Marie CURTIS, who as reeve of the village of Long Branch from 1953 to 1962 paved its streets and fought the building of the Bloor-Danforth subway line, has died.
Ms. CURTIS, a feisty woman whose spirited advocacy for her municipality foreshadowed the careers of municipal leaders like Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION, was one of the few remaining city political figures whose career began before the creation of Metropolitan Toronto in 1954.
A charter member of Metro council, Ms. CURTIS died of an apparent stroke on Sunday at age 94 in a nursing home in Markdale, said her daughter, Joan McGEE.
"She was absolutely a stormy petrel, as they used to call them in those days…. She was a doughty defender of her municipality, no doubt about it," said former Toronto mayor David CROMBIE. "I'm an old Swansea guy from the waterfront, and Marie CURTIS was one of my mom's heroes."
When Ms. CURTIS was reeve, the village on Long Branch on the shore of Lake Ontario had a population of only 10,000. Lakeshore Road, now Lakeshore Boulevard, was its main street, recalled Toronto councillor Doug HOLYDAY, whose family settled in the village in 1919.
"You could run into quite a few people on a Saturday and Marie knew just about everybody. Consequently, she was the reeve for nine years there," said Mr. HOLYDAY, the last mayor of Etobicoke before it was amalgamated with Toronto in 1997.
Ms. CURTIS and her husband moved to Long Branch in 1935 at the height of the Depression to escape high rents in Toronto. After a term as deputy reeve, she became reeve while the postwar boom was hitting a village that only a few years earlier had given returning Second World War veterans free building lots.
Those were likely lots on unpaved side streets, and one of Ms. CURTIS's achievements as reeve was to get sewer lines put in and the roads paved, her daughter said.
"They put in the sewers and they paved the streets and she got them to plant crabapple trees. And every spring, if you drive through Long Branch, there they still are on the edges of the streets," Ms. McGEE said.
Soon after Ms. CURTIS became reeve, two storms rolled in. One was the 1954 creation of Metropolitan Toronto, an upper-tier supergovernment that controlled and guided the city's postwar expansion.
The Lakeshore communities fought the creation of Metro, and although as reeve of Long Branch Ms. CURTIS served on the first Metro council, the fights did not end.
When Metro decided to build an east-west subway line and impose a small property-tax increase to help pay for it, she fought the tax all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
She paid a price for her opposition to the subway line when she was tossed off Metro's executive committee.
At the time she told a reporter, "I'm in this fight because I think I'm right, and when you are right, you're not doing right by yourself or anyone else if you back down."
The other storm to hit in 1954 was hurricane Hazel. On October 15 that year, after moving up from the United States the storm battered Toronto, killing 81 people and leaving thousands of families homeless. Long Branch was severely flooded. After the storm, 30 properties that had been in its path on the flood plains of Etobicoke Creek were expropriated.
Property owners who thought they were not getting enough for their homes turned to Ms. CURTIS, and she helped them get more money from the city. Instead of houses being rebuilt at the same location, however, a 35-acre park was created at the mouth of Etobicoke Creek.
Then it came time to name the park.
"First they were going to call it Curtis Park, that was the story, then [former Ontario premier] Les FROST told [former Metro chair] Fred GARDINER that they would have to call it Marie Curtis Park, because there was only one Marie CURTIS. So they did that…. It is a living memorial to her. It always will be there," said Ms. McGEE said, adding that she will tell this story at her mother's funeral today.
In 1962, five years before a second round of amalgamation saw Long Branch merged into the city of Etobicoke, Ms. CURTIS left politics and moved with her husband to a retirement home near Flesherton in the Beaver Valley.
Until 1968, she was secretary-treasurer of the Mayors and Reeves of Ontario, the forerunner of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Until a stroke four years ago, she returned to Toronto for events and, on occasion, to appear at council meetings to speak out for Long Branch, Mr. HOLYDAY said.
Ms. CURTIS was predeceased by her husband, Bryce, a son and a grand_son. She leaves her daughter, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-20 published
BARKER, Edward " Hugh"
(Member of St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church for 61 years)
Passed away on Monday, June 19, 2006, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Ruth WADDINGTON for 62 years. Dear father of Nancy DORKIN, Margaret (Andi KASPEROWITSCH), Edward (Tish O'CONNELL), Marion (Brian GRAHAM,) Sharon (Dana STANLEY) and Susan (Kevin DONNELLY.) Loving grandfather of Cynthia (Greg CURTIS,) Catherine, Lisa, John, Clare, Daniel, Jeffrey, Christine, Sean, Adam, Laura, Jessica, Jack, Rory and Erin. Great-grandfather of Brianna and Shawna. Dad began his working career at the Board of the Toronto Stock Exchange at age 19, ultimately becoming a stock broker for Bongard and Co. (BMO Nesbitt Burns) for 42 years. A lifelong baseball fan, he could still recite stats and players names from years gone by up until a week before his passing. A kind and thoughtful man who would give the clothes off his back if he thought that it would help you. May it comfort all to know that he left us feeling contented and peaceful. We would like to extend appreciation and heartful thanks to the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook and Toronto Grace Hospitals for their care and compassion and to the staff at 921 Millwood. The family will receive Friends from one o'clock on Saturday, June 24, 2006 in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue for a memorial service at two o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hugh's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2 or to the Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H1.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-28 published
CURTIS, John A. " Jack"
Jack breathed his last at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, in his 79th year, after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer. Jack leaves behind Marie-Paule, his beloved wife and partner of 53 years, his son Paul and wife Dominique of Moncton, his daughters Suzanne of Toronto and Michèle and her husband Bob of Oakville. Loved grandfather of Catherine, Zoë, Stephanie and Gabrielle. Jack is also survived by his sister Anna and her husband Jack CRAMER of Vernon, British Columbia. Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600) from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 1150 Monk's Passage, Oakville on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place CURTIS on the subject line.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-08 published
CURTIS, Alma
Peacefully at Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site, on Friday, January 6, 2006. Alma CURTIS, dearly beloved wife of the late Wilson CURTIS. Dear mother of Marjorie and her husband Fred SNOW, Ted and his wife Lyn and Art and his wife Theresa. Loving grandmother of Melodie, Shelley, Wanda, Colleen, Derrick, Glenn, Jim, Paul, Krystina and great-Nana of 12 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her brothers Sam and Clyde. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.), from Saturday, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Monday at 1 p.m. from the Salvation Army, 2152 Kipling Ave. Interment Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. CURTIS will rest in the temple Monday from 12 noon until time of the service.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
CURTIS, Jacqueline
Passed away peacefully, after a heroic battle, on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at St. Michael's Hospital, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Loving mother of Lynn PATRY (Terry CLARKE), Donna CURTIS, Charlene FERGUSON (Phil), Ruth SOUTHWELL (Gerry,) Michael CURTIS (Christine LEFEBVRE,) and Lance CURTIS (Josée). Devoted grandmother of fifteen and great-grandmother of four. Jacqueline is also survived by her sister Marie DUNN and her brother Ray TREMBLAY. A special thank you to Dr. MUSTARD, the nurses, the R.T.'s and the physiotherapists from 16 North at St. Michael's Hospital and her special friend Loris. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road. A reception will follow in the Leaside Room of the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 600, Toronto M4T 1N5 or The Trinitarians, The Order of the Most Holy Trinity, P.O. Box 5719, Baltimore, Maryland, 21282-0719.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
RAJARATNAM, Ernest Dharmarajah
Peacefully at home, on February 28, 2006 in his 70th year. Loving husband of Shanti (née CURTIS.) Loving father of Justin and Jayne RAJARATNAM, Shanika and Roshan ABRAHAM. Loving Appa of Kieran RAJARATNAM. son of Mrs. Nesam and the late Mr. S.C. RAJARATNAM. Beloved brother of Ratna and Jimmy RAJARATNAM and Chandra and the late Donald CHELLIAH. Family and Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. (just west of Warden) Friday, March 3 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Highland Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 9: 15 a.m. Private family cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Blind Mission.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
CURTIS, Ann Marie (McCARTHY)
Peacefully at her residence, Grey Gables, Markdale on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her 95th year. Ann Marie McCARTHY was the beloved wife of 55 years to the late Bryce CURTIS (1988.) Much loved by her daughter Joan and her husband Tom McGEE of Flesherton. Beloved Nana of Kelly (Dale) MERRIFIELD, Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON (Chad JACKSON), Kerry, Paul CURTIS, Dawn (Kevin) KELLY and precious Great-Nana of 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son Bill (1987,) grand_son Michael McGEE (1989,) sisters May HAYES, Margaret BALDWIN, Theresa HAYES, and brothers Gerard, John, and Malcolm McCARTHY. Marie CURTIS was Reeve of the Village Long Branch from 1953-1962, a charter member of the Metropolitan Toronto Council, secretary-treasurer of the Mayors and Reeves of Ontario, Honorary Lifetime Member of the Long Branch Royal Canadian Legion, spokesperson and advisor to members of the Grey County Council in the 1960's and 70's and is best remembered for the City of Toronto Park named in her honour for the support role she played in relief efforts after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The family will receive Friends at Gentle Shepherd Community Church (8th Concession and Inkerman St.), Eugenia on Tuesday, March 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of the life of Marie Curtis will be held at the church on Wednesday, March 15 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or Gentle Shepherd Community Church would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, 1-888-924-2810.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
Marie CURTIS, 94: Long Branch fighter on Metro Council
Marie CURTIS always spoke her mind
Fought doggedly for her constituents
By Phinjo GOMBU, Staff Reporter
As reeve of the long-gone village of Long Branch, Marie CURTIS took pride in being described as a plain-spoken housewife whose political commentary was as crusty as the scrumptious apple pies she loved to bake.
And as politicians -- including then-Toronto mayor Nathan PHILLIPS and Metro chairman Fred GARDINER -- soon realized, they crossed CURTIS's path at their peril.
The year was 1953, and CURTIS, who represented Long Branch -- a working-class community of about 10,000 long since incorporated into Etobicoke -- on Metro Council, was a reeve who believed in speaking her mind.
"If you wanted a job done, call Marie," recalled Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCALLION, whose long political career in local politics was beginning just as CURTIS's was ending.
"She was such an energetic, lively person who didn't hesitate to take a stand on an issue," McCALLION said. "When she was active, I was just a junior in local politics and I always admired her and had great respect for her."
From her epic battles against the east-west Toronto subway line, to helping the victims of Hurricane Hazel relocate, to creating Toronto's regional parkland system, CURTIS left her mark on a city that was just beginning to take form.
She lambasted builders who got a permit for one thing and then built another, called the youth of the day "big lumps" who didn't deserve publicly funded community centres, and fought tooth and nail for the interests of her constituents.
CURTIS, who is honoured today by Marie Curtis Park on the banks of Etobicoke Creek and Lake Ontario, died Sunday at her residence, Grey Gables, in Markdale, southeast of Owen Sound. She was 94.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Bryce CURTIS, in 1988, and by her son Bill in 1987. She is survived by her daughter Joan McGEE, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ann Marie McCARTHY, who was born on a farm in Wyebridge, near Midland, was a shy country girl until an aunt visited from St. Louis, Missouri, when she was 9 years old. Family lore has it that the aunt took a shine to her and the two went back to Missouri, where the girl discovered the joys of music, theatre and libraries things she didn't have back on the farm.
Ann Marie, who never went to high school or university, was a changed girl when she returned home. One of seven children, she was 14 when her mother died, and by 18 she was in Toronto working in a hat factory to help support the family.
A few years later she met her husband, Bryce CURTIS, and the couple settled in the village of Long Branch because -- much like today -- a house in Toronto was out of reach.
Back then, the village was a poor community made up of people who worked in about a half-dozen local industries that included making paint, bricks and water meters.
CURTIS's first foray into politics came when she was elected president of the local Home and School Association, where she led a victorious battle to get kindergarten classes. The ease of the victory piqued her interest, and she began attending local council meetings to learn about the business of politics.
In 1951, her life took a crucial turn when she learned the deputy reeve's spot was being filled by acclamation because nobody wanted to run against him.
"I thought that was awful," she told a journalist. "Why, he hadn't done anything but rubber-stamp the rest of the council all the time I was watching. So I went out to try and find someone to fight that drone."
Unsuccessful in finding the right candidate, she returned home one day and said she had found the perfect person: herself. She went on to win in 1952.
A year later, in 1953, CURTIS ran for reeve -- roughly equivalent to village mayor -- and was elected. Long Branch voters quickly learned they were on to a good thing and continued to re-elect her until she retired in 1962, a decade of municipal politics under her belt.
Betraying her housewife roots, CURTIS often said her proudest accomplishments included getting the village streets paved because she was fed up with complaints from parents about their kids tracking road tar into the house. She planted crabapple trees that still bloom every spring, and brought the village its first artificial ice rink by encouraging woman to sell kisses to gentlemen for $1 apiece.
But it was on Metro Council, where she was a charter member -- and the first woman to sit on the powerful executive committee with "Big Daddy" Gardiner -- that she began to make her mark.
CURTIS's politics were both populist and conservative.
She likened fathers who deserted their families to people who sold tainted meat from dead and diseased animals. Both, she pronounced, should be horsewhipped.
CURTIS wanted police officers posted outside drinking establishments to keep drunks from driving. But she didn't think government could force people out of their cars and on to public transit, and supported the ill-fated Spadina Expressway.
It was, however, her opposition to the Bloor-Danforth subway line -- a pet project of the mayors of Metro Toronto's bigger municipalities in the early 1950s -- that propelled her into the limelight.
CURTIS said she couldn't support the idea because the residents of Long Branch were being forced to subsidize the Toronto Transit Commission while zoned bus fares in her village were rising unfairly.
The battle went all the way to the Supreme Court and twice cost her a place on council's executive committee. But both times she bounced back.
"My mother always told me that the only way she did really well at Metro Council was because she did her homework first," her daughter Joan said.
After she retired as reeve, CURTIS continued to play a role in politics for six years as executive director of the Association of Mayors and Reeves of Ontario -- forerunner to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.
"She was well-respected by the elected people across the province," McCALLION said.
On leaving municipal politics, CURTIS was urged by all three political parties to run for the provincial Legislature. Instead, she moved to a farm near Markdale to be with her retired husband.
Visitation is at Gentle Shepherd Community Church, 8th Concession and Inkerman St. in Eugenia, near Markdale, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of CURTIS's life will be held at the church tomorrow at 1 p.m.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
CURTIS, Peter D.
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the age of 62. Loving companion of Alexandra STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. son of the late Walter and Edith. Dear brother of Stephen and his wife Linda, Lee and his wife Christine, Nancy, and uncle to several nieces and nephews. A Service to Celebrate Peter's Life will be held at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-11 published
LUBINSKY, Gladys Joan
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at McCall Centre on Monday, April 10, 2006 at age 76 years. Beloved wife of the late Michael LUBINSKY. Loving mother of Robert and Debby. Dear sister-in-law of Pauline CURTIS, Nellie MATIASEK and her husband Joe, Anne LUBINSKY and Al LUBINSKY. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Saint_John's Dixie Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada.

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CURTIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
WELLWOOD, Keith
Passed into the arms of his Lord and Saviour on April 12th, 2006 at the age of 65. Loving husband and soul mate of Erna "Carol" for 47 precious years. Cherished Dad of Debbie and John CURTIS and Cathy and Ralph VANDERLEEST. Proud " Grampy" of Laura, Jeff and Matthew. Dear brother of Karen, Marlene, Doreen, Alan and Larry. Keith is predeceased by his mother Violet DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, sister Marie and brother Brian. During his life he was cared for and nurtured by his special "Auntie Irene" and her late husband, Keith RIGHTMYER. Keith will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, many Friends and clients from Horizon Lift Truck. His greatest joys were his family, "Farley" and the time he spent "Up North". He will always be remembered for his integrity, kindness, sense of humour and his love for the Lord. Those who knew him considered themselves privileged and blessed. The family will receive Friends at the Mackinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel", 55 Mill Street East, Acton (1-877-421-9860 - toll free), Friday, April 14th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Keith's Life will take place at the Salvation Army Citadel, 114 Mill Street East, Acton on Saturday, April 15th at eleven o'clock. In Keith's memory, donations may be made to the Salvation Army (Acton Citadel) or the Canadian Cancer Society, Transportation Committee, Acton Branch. www.neweduk.com

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CURTISS o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-24 published
WIGHT, Harry Douglas
At Telfer Place Paris on Thursday March 23, 2006. Harry Douglas WIGHT formerly of Princeton in his 101st year. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn WIGHT (2002.) Dear father of Jeanette and Laurance CURTISS of London and Sheila and Raymond HOWLING of New Dundee. Loving grandfather of Doug and Lorraine; Michele and Ron; Karen and Jesse; Diane and Rich; and Brian and Sandra, and great grandfather of ten great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Rumble Funeral Home 449-2472

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CURTISS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
WIGHT, Harry Douglas
At Telfer Place, Paris on Thursday, March 23, 2006 Harry Douglas WIGHT, formerly of Princeton in his 101st year. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (2002). Dear father of Jeanette and Laurance CURTISS, London; and Sheila and Raymond HOWLING, New Dundee. Loving grandfather of Doug and Lorraine, Michelle and Ron, Karen and Jesse, Diane and Rich, and Brian and Sandra; and loving great-grandfather of 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister Velma and Jack CLEMENT and a sister-in-law Laura WIGHT all of Harley. Predeceased by six brothers and five sisters. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Rumble Funeral Home Celebration of Life Centre, 373 Maple Avenue South, Burford from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be held in the "Celebration of Life Chapel" on Monday March 27 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Randy COVEY will officiate. Interment Princeton Cemetery. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Blenheim Lodge #108 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will be held in the chapel on Sunday evening at 6: 30 p.m. In Harry's memory donations to the Princeton United Church Memorial Fund or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Rumble Funeral Home 449-2472.

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CURTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-20 published
JONES, Bernice Mae Sophia (née LONGDO)
Formerly of Kilbride. Peacefully at the Strathroy General Hospital on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Robert JONES for 58 years. Loving mother of Benica (Eldon) BARTON, Stephen JONES, Randy (Debbie) JONES and Judy (Wilson) CURTS. Survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Buck (Marg) LONGDO and Gwen (Angus) McLAIN. Predeceased by her brother Frank LONGDO. Friends may call at the Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Lowville United Church Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Strathroy General Hospital. Please sign Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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CURVAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
DARLING, Dorothy Violet (née HAWKINS)
Suddenly at University Hospital on Friday November 3, 2006 Dorothy Violet (HAWKINS) DARLING of London in her 68th year. Dear mother of Brian DARLING and his fiance Gayle MacPHERSON- HARRINGTON of London and Harold and his wife Joan DARLING of Elmira. Dear grandmother of Taylor, Alexander, Aaron, Drew and Chad. Dear sister of Janet HORTON and her husband Ed, Bob and his wife Olive HAWKINS and Margaret HAWKINS all of London. Sadly missed by her special niece Cathy. Dear aunt of Michelle, Kim, Kenny, John, Fred, Pammy, Jackie, Robert and Karen. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Violet HAWKINS and brothers Cyril and his wife Anita, Fred and his wife Marie HAWKINS and Harvey and his wife Tish, Kenneth as well as her sister Jean. Dearly loved by Gayle MacPHERSON- HARRINGTON's children Jeff HARRINGTON and his wife Kavitha, David HARRINGTON and his wife Denise, Suzanne CURVAN (née HARRINGTON) and her husband Randy, Meredith RASO (née HARRINGTON) and her husband Phil and Monique HARRINGTON and their children Daymon, Lauryn and Annessa, Alexandria, Julian, Kalynda and Kiarissa, Griffin, Merik and Alani. A memorial service will be held at Whiteoaks United Church 1901 Jalna Blvd at Southdale Road London on Wednesday November 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Lung Association or the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation arrangements through Forest City Cremation Service.

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CURZON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-23 published
BROWN, Robert " Bobby"
It is with great sadness that Bobby's family announces his passing at his residence with his wife by his side, at the age of 75, on October 20th, 2006. Soul mate of 22 years to wife Jean (nee: YATES.) Loving father to Kim CURZON of Newmarket and Kelly FLEMING/FLEMMING of Guelph. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Brandon CURZON and Tyler WATT. Cherished brother of George (Marion) and Don (Susan.) Survived by many brother and sister-in-laws as well as many nieces and nephews. Bob enjoyed collecting horse ornaments, was a good judge of character, had a sharp memory and was a very hard worker. Family with Friends at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home Elora Chapel, 35 Church St. E., Elora on October 23, 2006 from 11-2 p.m. Service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Cards are available through the funeral home (519-843-3100) www.grahamgiddyfh.com Bubba, you gave me the best 30 years. I love you and will miss you deeply. Love your wife Jean.

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CURZON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-05 published
BOWERING, Donald A.
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006, Donald A. BOWERING of Melbourne in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Dorrie. Dear father of Larry (Nancy) of Komoka, Murray (Yellie) of Melbourne, Randy (Donna) of Saint Thomas, Michael (Mary) of Oshawa, Brian BOWERING of London, Dawn (Tom) MacKAY of Lindsay, Mervyn (Nicky) EVANS of Lindsay, Pearl (Ron) RIEL of Melbourne, Kerry (Kathy) EVANS of Blenheim. Will be sadly missed by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Allan, Raymond, Shirley and Ruth and predeceased by Mina and Randolph. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Sunday, May 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Service at 6: 30 p.m. under the direction of Branch #510 Melbourne. Funeral Service to follow on Monday commencing at 1 p.m., Rev. Richard GOLDEN and Rev. Barbara CURZON officiating. Interment Longwoods Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

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CURZON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-05-09 published
BOWERING, Donald A.
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Donald A. BOWERING of Melbourne, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Dorrie. Dear father of Larry (Nancy) of Komoka, Murray (Yellie) of Melbourne, Randy (Donna) of Saint Thomas, Michael (Mary) of Oshawa, Brian BOWERING of London, Dawn (Tom) MacKAY of Lindsay, Mervyn (Nicky) EVANS of Lindsay, Pearl (Ron) RIEL of Melbourne, Kerry (Kathy) EVANS of Blenheim. Will be sadly missed by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Allan, Raymond, Shirley and Ruth and predeceased by Mina and Randolph. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges, on Sunday, May 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Legion service at 6: 30 p.m. under the direction of Branch #510 Melbourne. Funeral service followed on Monday, commencing at 1 p.m. Rev. Richard GOLDEN and Rev. Barbara CURZON officiating. Interment Longwoods Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated.

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CURZON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
DORAN, Henry " Harry"
Passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Lorna (née FRASER.) Loving father of Susan McAULIFFE (Conor) and Nancy CURZON (Richard.) Devoted grandfather of Neil, Katie and James. Henry is survived by sister Catherine DODD. Henry will also be sadly missed by special companion Remy COLLADO and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 21st. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at 1 o'clock in St. Anselm Church, 1 MacNaughton Road. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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