DANIELY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-04 published
DANIELY, Shmuel " Sam"

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DANIHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
REDMAN, Helen Marjorie (née DANIHER)
(June 13, 1917-December 16, 2006)
Peacefully after a short illness in her 90th year. She will be deeply missed by sons Robert (Suzanne), Leslie, and Gordon, brother Clayton DANIHER (Beverley,) sister Madylon FELL (William,) granddaughter Samantha REDMAN, and varioius nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by son Warren, and sister Eileen (Jack). Other relatives, Friends and neighbours will be with Helen in spirit if not in body; special ones know who they are. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 7: 30-9:00 p.m. Wednesday December 20th, at Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland, Ontario L4R 3K7 (705-526-5449). A memorial service will be held at Saint Paul's United Church 308 King Street, Midland at 11: 00 a.m. Thursday December 21st. After living most of their lives in Toronto, Stan and Helen moved to Midland where they entered fully into the life of their adopted community. Helen's interests were many and varied, including gardening, flower arranging, miniature rose growing, doll making, volunteer work (Meals on Wheels, Hospital Auxiliary), Huronia Players, book club, "Pursuits", art and music, and her connection with Saint Paul's United Church. All lives touched by Helen were enriched by the experience. The family wishes to thank the medical staff, in particular her nurses at Huronia District Hospital who did their utmost to make this transition as graceful and comfortable as possible. Donations in Helen's name can be made to Amnesty International or a charity of choice.

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DANISH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
MARYKUCA, William " Bill"
Passed away at the Credit Valley Hospital on February 1, 2006 at the age of 87. William was born in Poplarfield, Manitoba. He was the loving uncle of Kathy (MARYKUCA) DIFIORE and her husband John of Welland. He will be sadly missed by his sister Ann DANISH of Fisher Branch, Manitoba, brother Walter of Winnipeg, Manitoba and several nieces and nephews. William served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1939 to 1945. He moved to Toronto in 1955 and worked for Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian Pacific Express until his retirement in 1981. Uncle Bill loved hockey and was a lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf fan. The family will receive Friends at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St. (near Dundas) on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Home Chapel, at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Interment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to The War Amps or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DANISZEWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-04 published
Life on the mend ended
Neighbours found Cindy MacDONALD in her father's backyard with a knife in her chest.
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Reporter, Sun., June 4, 2006
A young woman just "starting to turn her life around" was found beside the pool of her London home early yesterday, dying of stab wounds with the knife still in her chest.
The death of Cindy MacDONALD is the city's second homicide of the year, in a week of London bloodshed that's left criminal investigators probing five deaths in three cases.
A 39-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in MacDONALD's death.
A horrified next-door neighbour found the woman about 6: 30 a.m. after he and his wife heard shouts and "gurgling" noises coming from the home at 607 Commissioners Rd. E.
The man found the 29-year-old lying in her backyard patio with a large knife through her chest and called police.
MacDONALD died in hospital.
Police arrived soon after the call from the neighbours and made an arrest "a short distance" from the home.
Forensic investigators could be seen in the yard yesterday, marking what appeared to be a pool of blood beside an overturned patio chair.
Police didn't say if the victim and the man charged in her death knew each other.
The female neighbour said MacDONALD lived in the home with her father, a long-haul truck driver. She believes he wasn't home at the time but arrived after the probe began.
"She was very pretty and very nice. I really enjoyed her company," said the neighbour.
The neighbour said she believed MacDONALD knew her attacker.
She said the woman was sitting and talking to a man on the backyard patio about midnight before the attack.
The neighbour, who teaches at G.A. Wheable Centre for Adult Education, said MacDONALD wasn't employed, but that she'd persuaded her to attend Wheable to finish her high school diploma.
"She has really had a hard life. She was starting to turn her life around and something went wrong," said the neighbour.
She said her husband is getting counselling to get over the shock of finding the woman.
"I worked at the jail, so I've seen a lot of violence, but my husband is traumatized," said the woman, who also works at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in London.
Another neighbour said the woman's mother had died of a heart attack a few years ago.
Yesterday's killing capped a week of tragedy after London went almost five months without a homicide.
On Thursday, police found Deborah DEVINE, 33, dead after a fire in her Deveron Crescent home and later charged her spouse with second-degree murder
On Monday, John DAUBS and his two daughters, 15 and 12, were killed when their car collided with a dump truck towing a backhoe.
DAUBS had been charged with threatening his wife and police are still investigating whether the collision was intentional.
Charged in MacDONALD's death yesterday is Melvin FLORES, 39, address unknown, who is to make a video court appearance today.

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DANISZEWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
Crash claims former region mayor
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Reporter, Mon., June 5, 2006
Former Saint Thomas mayor Joanne BROOKS, who died in a weekend crash, left her city a bigger and better place, says former colleague and Ontario Labour Minister Steve PETERS.
"She had to be one of the most community-minded people ever in the history of Saint Thomas," PETERS, whom BROOKS succeeded as mayor in 1999, said yesterday.
London police confirmed BROOKS, 63, was killed in a crash on Highbury Avenue near Dingman Drive Saturday during a heavy rainstorm. Her death was one of three on area roads that day.
The southbound pickup truck BROOKS was driving flipped and landed in a ditch.
BROOKS spent 13 years as a Saint Thomas alderman, topping the polls three times before being appointed by council to succeed PETERS after he won office as an member of provincial parliament.
After 18 months as an appointed mayor, BROOKS ran for the job in the 2000 election, but lost to Peter OSTOJIC by 86 votes.
She ran for mayor again in 2003, but finished second to Jeff KOHLER, the current mayor.
PETERS said BROOKS's "crowning achievement" was chairing the committee that negotiated a 1995 annexation agreement with Southwold and Yarmouth townships, giving Saint Thomas badly needed land for new development.
"It was the first annexation in 30 years and allowed for tremendous residential development. She worked so hard on that," said PETERS
Born and raised in Saint Thomas, BROOKS worked for many years as a salesperson at the auto dealership now known as Saint Thomas Ford.
She also owned and operated a hairstyling shop and a children's wear store and was active in many civic groups, including the Trillium Fund, First United Church and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
BROOKS was a founder and president of Christmas Cares, an organization that has delivered food and toys to needy Saint Thomas-Elgin families for 25 years.
BROOKS and her husband, Stirling, had been married for 43 years. Along with her husband, she's survived by her son, John, daughters Shelly and Sue and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Williams Funeral Home in Saint Thomas tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at First United Church.
Donations may be made to the Joanne BROOKS Community Charity Foundation.

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DANISZEWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
Rooming house deaths probed
Police call it 'suspicious' after the bodies of two men, one sitting in a chair, are found.
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Reporter, Mon., November 6, 2006
A grisly discovery by a London rooming house superintendent yesterday has led to a police probe into the "suspicious" deaths of two men.
The two bodies were found -- one sitting upright in a chair, the other crumpled on the floor -- in a small bachelor unit on the top floor.
"He was sitting upright like he was looking out the window or something," superintendent Larry PICKERING said of the upright body he found when he went to investigate a bad smell coming from the unit.
"I thought at first it was a dummy. It really spooked me," he said.
Inside the small dark room in the house at 590 Hamilton Rd., near Egerton Street, were the decomposing bodies.
The unit's tenant, whom PICKERING identified as Bob POWELL, lay dead on the floor. The body of an unknown man was in the chair.
How the men died is unknown, with autopsies yet to be done, London police said.
Police did not release the men's names or ages.
PICKERING said he didn't notice any blood or obvious signs of foul play, but the room was quite dark and he left immediately afterward.
The older red brick house is carved up into about a dozen rental units and mainly houses single men.
PICKERING said he works closely with social agencies such as Streetscape to find housing for people struggling with addictions or mental health problems.
PICKERING said POWELL had moved in about a month ago and appeared to be about 50.
He said he was generally quiet but came home drunk late at night a couple of times and had been warned about violating the house rules.
POWELL had also complained about someone showing up at his door, trying to sell him crack cocaine, the super said.
A tenant across the hall from POWELL said he hadn't seen him for a few days. He complained to PICKERING when he noticed a terrible smell coming from POWELL's room.
Police sealed the room for the investigation, and PICKERING said the strong smell may make it impossible to re-rent.
"One of the cops told me it was a writeoff," he said.

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DANISZEWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
Ailing girl's fight ends
Time runs out for Emily MORGAN, 14, of Port Stanley in her struggle with cystic fibrosis.
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Reporter, Mon., November 6, 2006
After years of struggle against cystic fibrosis, time ran out for Emily MORGAN.
The 14-year-old Port Stanley girl died at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Saturday while waiting for a second double-lung transplant.
A support rally planned for Emily in Pinafore Park in Saint Thomas yesterday went ahead, becoming a celebration of her life.
"Emily was a kid that liked lots of people. She would have enjoyed it," said her uncle Frank MORGAN of Mississauga.
Several hundred people attended the rally organized by the London Transplant Gift of Life Association.
They donned green ponchos and formed a human ribbon that symbolized the hope of organ and tissue transplants. A video, originally planned to boost Emily's spirits, was also taken of the event.
Saint Thomas Mayor Jeff KOHLER addressed the rally, and the Saint Thomas fire department provided an aerial truck to take the ribbon photo.
Emily was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a disease that attacks the lungs and digestive system, when she was about six and forced to rely on oxygen for several years to survive.
In 2002 she received a double lung transplant that dramatically improved her life.
"For the last four years her life has been full. She could do just about anything," said MORGAN.
MORGAN said his niece, a Grade 9 student at Parkside Collegiate in Saint Thomas, was able to ride a bike, bowl and take part in gym classes.
She took part in the children's program at the World Transplant Games in London last year and lit the torch at the opening ceremonies.
But a few months ago, Emily developed a rejection problem with her transplant lungs and developed an infection.
MORGAN said a celebration of Emily's life will be held at Saint Anne's Centre in Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
"With the 14 years of adversity that this child faced, she always had a smile on her face. Her courage was unbelievable."

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DANISZEWSKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
Petrolia man dies in sport utility vehicle crash
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, and Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Reporters, Mon., November 6, 2006
A Petrolia man died Saturday after the sport utility vehicle he was driving missed a curve and careened over a cliff in Lambton County, tumbling down a ravine into a creek.
Dennis M. HARTMAN, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene
Two female passengers survived the crash in Enniskillen Township. Chantal FORTIN, 34, of Petrolia was able to crawl out of the densely wooded ravine and went to a nearby home to get help. The resident of the home went to the crash site and found Caitey Kali FORTIN, 29, the sister of Chantal. She had also managed to get out of the vehicle, but suffered more serious injuries. Both were treated in hospital in Petrolia.
The crash occurred on Rokeby Line east of Fairweather Road.
The incident occurred when the westbound sport utility vehicle on Rokeby Line missed a curve in the road and struck a cable on the south side. When rescue workers arrived, the vehicle was partially submerged.

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DANKS o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-10 published
DANKS, Beverley Jean (née GREVILLE)
Passed away suddenly on March 6, 2006 in her 49th year. Predeceased by her husband William Lee DANKS. Survived by her sons Michael YAKIWCHUK and Luke DOXTATOR and grandchildren Jayde, Julian, Sebastian, and Chloe. Also survived by many other family and Friends. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of her life on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at the Knight's of Columbus Hall, 12 Catharine Avenue Brantford. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 30 Nelson Street.

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DANN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-15 published
MITCHELL, Leonard Allan
Of Lions head and formerly of Kincardine, at Kingston General Hospital, on Monday, September 11, 2006, in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Grace (BROWN.) Dear father of Raymond (Christy DANN) of Kincardine, Nancy MITCHELL of Stokes Bay and Amanda MITCHELL of Lions Head. Sadly missed by his grand-daughters, Tiffany and Jasmine. Loved brother of Gary of Cargill. Predeceased by his brother Harvey. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701, on Sunday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, at 1: 00 p.m., with Rev. Don HARRY officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com
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DANN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
AXFORD, Donald Emerson
Peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February 3rd, 2006, Donald Emerson AXFORD in his 62nd year. Loving husband of Cheryl (DANN) AXFORD. Loving father of Jeffrey and Kristin, loving grandpa to Michelle, all of London. Brother of Beatrice (Ron) TRAVIS of Guelph, Colleen (Ron) LEIS of Midland. Brother-in-law of Dennis (Wendy) DANN of London and Kevin DANN (Ann PHAFF) of Thorndale. Son-in-law of Bettie DANN of Granton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Don's life will be held Friday, February 10, 2006. Service at 4: 00 p.m. at the Duchess of Kent Legion, 499 Hill Street, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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DANN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-14 published
HOWELL, Constance May "Connie" (formerly JOHNSON, née PICKLES)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Constance May "Connie" (PICKLES) (JOHNSON) HOWELL of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth HOWELL and the late Joseph JOHNSON. Dear mother of Jo-Ann MYLES and her husband Bill of Burlington, Brenda DUMARESQ, Debbie KAISER and Betty JOHNSON all of London. Dear sister of Fred PICKLES, Betty DANN and Bob PICKLES and his wife Doreen all of London and sister-in-law Jean PICKLES of Parry Sound. Much loved Gramma of Simone and Pat, Shad and Carolyn, Nicky and Shaun and Kristen and Sean and great-grandmother of Jayme, Scott, Drew, Seth and Darcy. Dear step-mother of Ron and Gail HOWELL, Doug and Marjorie HOWELL, Nancy and John EASTLAND and Janice and Bernd FRANKE and their families. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 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, July 15th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Canon Janet M. LYNALL officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, London Chapter, 749 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation, Parkwood Hospital, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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DANN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
SPELLER, Nicole Anne
Our Only Daughter Suddenly November 15, 2004
I'll lend you for a little time a child of Mine" He said, For you to love the while she lives and mourn for when she's dead. I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return, But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labour vain, Nor hate Me when I come to call to take her back again "Dear Lord, Thy will be done!" For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run, We'll shelter her with tenderness, we'll love her while we may. And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay; But shall the angels call for her much sooner than we've planned, We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand. A memorial prayer was said for Nicole at St. Pauls Anglican Church in Toronto, where she was christened by the Reverend R.P. DANN. Butterflies are free to fly!

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DANN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
McLAUGHLIN, Dorothy (née McCLOY)
Of R.R.#1, Southwold, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 14, 2006, in her 81st year. Wife of the late Duncan W. McLAUGHLIN (1990.) Dear friend of Gordon DANN and his family. Sister of the late Kenneth McCLOY and sister-in-law of Viola McCLOY, late Kenneth McLAUGHLIN and late Madeline McLAUGHLIN. Aunt of Bernice MONTEITH and her husband Gary, Mack McLAUGHLIN, and Douglas McLAUGHLIN and his wife RoseMarie. Born in Saint Thomas, March 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Agnes (REID) McCLOY. Dorothy was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Saint Thomas and the Evening Circle of the church. She was a member of Golden Acres Chapter #305, O.E.S., Fingal, a life member of the Shedden Women's Institute and was the former secretary/treasurer of McArthur Cemetery, Southwold Twp. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Sunday afternoon from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in McArthur Cemetery, Southwold Twp. Memorial donations to Shrine Hospitals for Children or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged. A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 4: 30 p.m. under the auspices of Golden Acres Chapter #305, O.E.S., Fingal.

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DANN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-07-12 published
DANN, Agnes S. " Nesta"
In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away July 23, 2001.
Silent thoughts of time together
Hold memories that will last forever
Sadly missed, Doug
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DANN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-07-19 published
DANN, Agnes S. " Nesta"
In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away July 23, 2001.
Silent thoughts of time together
Hold memories that will last forever
Sadly missed, Doug
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DANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
Leon POWNALL, Actor, Writer And Director: (1943-2006)
Dedicated thespian who went from high-school drama classes to playing Shakespeare on stage at the Stratford Festival was a firebrand who found stardom. All the same, he never lost his faith in grassroots theatre companies
Canadian Press; Globe and Mail archives, Page S9
Stratford, Ontario -- It made sense that Leon POWNALL found inspiration in the work and life of Dylan Thomas. They were both born in Wales and they both worshipped the magic of language. Although the connection ended there -- Mr. POWNALL left Wales as a boy and it was all over for Dylan Thomas by the time the great Welsh poet drank himself to death at 39 -- the influence remained deep and ingrained until 18 months ago when Mr. Thomas brought his play Do Not Go Gentle to the stage in Stratford, Ontario
The results were intoxicating, and had much to do with Mr. POWNALL's harmonic structure. A Shakespearian actor, he had written the play in 1982 under the title Dylan Thomas Bach (bach being Welsh for dear) and judiciously mixed Thomas's poetry, recollections and all the man's demons.
It was Mr. POWNALL's final venture into theatre. Appropriately enough, it was staged by PostScript Productions, a new theatre company based in Stratford, Ontario, that was dedicated to Canadian playwrights. To throw in his lot with an underdog was something he had done all his life.
"He was a wonderful actor as well as a director and a writer, said Richard MONETTE, artistic director for the Stratford Festival. "He was last here directing Do Not Go Gentle… and though he could be difficult, he had a heart of gold."
Leon POWNALL who, spent 14 seasons with the Stratford Festival, arrived in Canada with his family in 1957. The POWNALLs settled in Hamilton, Ontario, where the teenage Leon went to Hamilton's Central High School and discovered a deep fascination in acting. Inspired by his drama teacher, he was accepted to the National Theatre School of Canada in 1964. Coincidentally, he also received an offer to join the Stratford Festival for that year's season. He chose Stratford over the school in Montreal, beginning a relationship with Canada's premier theatre company that would last eight consecutive seasons, progressing from playing messengers and pages to such roles as Henry V (1966) and Laertes (1969).
From Stratford, Mr. POWNALL moved to British Columbia. He took a hiatus from theatre, running his own business in Vancouver and seemed to have given up treading the boards until he started teaching drama at the Matsqui Penitentiary in Abbotsford. That experience convinced him to return to the theatre. He worked as artistic director of the White Rock Summer Theatre and took a position as artist-in-residence at the University of British Columbia.
In 1983, he also founded the Shakespeare Plus festival in Nanaimo, British Columbia, with high hopes that what the bard had done for Stratford he would again do for Vancouver Island. By August of 1985, the dream had faded. Labouring under a deficit of $100,000, his company had staged just three plays and only half the seats in its 300-seat theatre were sold.
By then, however, he had again been well and truly bitten by the theatre bug. In 1986, he went back to Stratford to portray Henry VIII. It was a triumphant return. He played the infamous Henry as an insolent, energetic young king who verged on the unkingly in a manner that unsettled some theatre-goers. In the scene in which a conspiracy of nobles try to exile one of Henry's appointees, the actor announced his presence on stage by absently whistling a tune from upstage. Subsequent Stratford roles included Claudius in Hamlet; Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1991) and Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra (1993).
In the meantime, Mr. POWNALL continued to surface at remoter venues, as much to support small companies that he believed deserved help.
In 1987, he played an older Elvis Presley in Are You Lonesome Tonight? at the Charlottetown Festival in Prince Edward Island. The play, the subject of a local furor because of its strong language, represented a new direction for the festival, which was known for family plays such as Anne of Green Gables. The play required two actors. Ben Bass impersonated the young Elvis, and Mr. POWNALL impersonated the older and drug-ridden Elvis.
The production held "up a mirror to society," Mr. POWNALL told a local reporter. "It takes a very good look at how society deals with success and the people who achieve it. There's a great quote at the start of Alan Bleasdale's script for Are You Lonesome Tonight? which says, essentially, that America always kills its heroes."
At the time, the head of publicity at the Charlottetown Festival was Moira DANN, now an editor at The Globe and Mail. That year, Mr. POWNALL played opposite ends of the character continuum, she said. "Are You Lonesome Tonight? alternated on the main stage along with Anne Of Green Gables and Leon played Matthew in Anne and the older Elvis in Lonesome."
Mr. POWNALL had a ritual for "becoming" Elvis, said Ms. DANN, who is editor of Facts and Arguments.
"It started at around 5: 30 p.m. every day, long before his 7:30 call. He'd have a bite to eat in his dressing room, and start easing into bits of his costume; his voice would acquire a Southern accent as he listened to the music from the show while he put on his makeup. By the time he put on the wig [around 7: 15], the transformation was complete: Leon was Elvis.
"And there was no cajoling him out of it; if you wanted to deal with Leon, you'd have to wait until after he'd cold-creamed off the last bit of makeup."
A year later, Mr. POWNALL took on the operation of a small company in Toronto. It was to be yet another doomed project. In late July of 1988, he was named artistic director of Toronto Workshop Productions. The company was struggling under an accumulated debt of $250,000. "It was like, poor old dog Toronto Workshop Productions is sleeping on the sidewalk, and everybody takes a kick at it as they go by," he said. "I decided that we had to be positive and not get involved in squabbles that lead nowhere."
By October, however, the doors of Toronto Workshop Productions had been padlocked by its board of trustees after a dispute with a previous artistic director about plans to redevelop the property at 12 Alexander Street, which was then the oldest continuous professional theatre in Toronto.
Meanwhile, Mr. POWNALL kept busy on television and in movies. Later that year, he appeared in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation production about the First World War called The Killing Ground in which he played Canon Frederick Scott, a middle-aged army chaplain who tragically found his son's remains on a battlefield. In 1989, he landed the role of a teacher in Dead Poet's Society opposite Robin Williams, and in 1997, he was nominated for a Gemini for his role as Doctor Ewen Cameron in The Sleep Room, an ambitious mini-series about the Montreal psychiatrist who thought he could find a dramatic cure for mental illness using psychedelic drugs and electroshock therapy. His work attracted the attention of the Central Intelligence Agency, which had its own reasons for wanting to know more about the limits of the human brain.
Mr. POWNALL played Cameron as a man equally driven by ego and obsession. Cameron, he said, was no pantomime villain. "Ewen Cameron was not a monster who came out of some alien egg and suddenly appeared on the scene," he told The Globe and Mail. "This was someone who was hailed as one of the great modern minds of psychiatry. In Brandon, Manitoba, he transformed the mental institution there from a medieval fortress into a Garden of Eden where people with various mental disorders could find the time and peace and tolerance to seek a recovery. It was only when he got into the brainwashing techniques at the Allan Institute that he took on the masque macabre."
Among Mr. POWNALL's other appearances were principal parts in Bethune, How the West was Fun, Love and Hate, Million Dollar Babies and the title role in Handel's Last Chance. He also made guest appearances on The Road to Avonlea, Forever Knight, Street Legal, The Beachcombers and Slings and Arrows.
For all his success, he never failed to pitch in to show his support for struggling theatre companies. "Hell no, we're not gonna lie down and die," he declared characteristically at the opening of the 1995 Atlantic Theatre Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia "We're gonna make great theatre."
Leon POWNALL was born in Wrexham, in northern Wales, on April 26, 1943. He died of cancer in Stratford, Ontario, on June 2. He was 63. He leaves two children, Monty and Peter.

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DANN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
McKERAGHAN, Verna Eileen (née DANN)
Of Brampton, peacefully in her 84th year, on March 27, 2006. Cherished wife of Albert (65 years). Devoted mother of the late Allen (Suzi), Bob (Nancy) and Dann (Julie). Special Nana of Wendy (Doug) COMEAU, David (Amanda), Dann, Kelly and Michael (Jen HALLS) McKERAGHAN; and Great-Nana of Ashley, Amanda, and David COMEAU and Matthew McKERAGHAN. Lifelong friend of Joyce RENNIE. Verna dedicated her life to her family. Always ready with a hearty laugh, she especially enjoyed sports, a good game of cards and time spent at the family cottage. In her memory, donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main Street North, Brampton Thursday, March 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel Friday, March 31st at 10: 30 a.m.

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D'ANNIBALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
UBA, Lydia
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Toronto General Hospital on Monday, February 6, 2006 at the age of 64. Beloved wife of Ron for 43 years. Much loved mother of Ron Jr. and his wife Karen, Bryan and his wife Melissa, and Natasha and her husband Eugenio D'ANNIBALE. Loving Babcia of Andrew, Emily, Madison, Emma, Diana and Michael. Dear sister of Christine, Ray, Mary and the late Diane. Lydia will be remembered as a gracious lady with courage, strength, grace, compassion, faith; continually comforting to her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. (west of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DANS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
ARNOLD, Florence Alberta " Bertie"
On June 15, 2006, at home in the arms of her loving daughter, it is with deep sandess that the family announces the peaceful passing of their mother, Florence Alberta (Bertie) ARNOLD (nee MURRAY, HOLMAN) in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late William ARNOLD and predeceased by step-daughter Vivian LAND. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters from Monkton, Atwood area. Dearest mother of Mary Ellen (Lory) MORO of Denfield, John K. MURRAY and his partner Cathy of Port Stanley. Much loved grandmother to Lee Ann VARGA, Serena MORO, Gerald (Betty) LAND, Carole LAND and Charlotte FAZZARI (Sam.) She will be sadly missed by her great-grandchildren Ethan and Camryn VARGA of Strathroy. We would like to thank Para Med Home Support workers Barb LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and Barb NIRRKOLA and nurses Betty WILLIAMS and Karen DANS for their compassionate and excellent care of our mother and grandmother. To Heather at Para Med, Diane Dodge at Community Care Access Centre, we thank you for making it possible for our mother to remain at home where she so dearly wanted to be. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London 519-434-9141) on Monday, June 19th from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service from the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Strathroy ParaMed Health Care or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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DANYLEWYCZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
BULSZA, Mieczyslaw " Mike"
Of Sarnia, in his 87th year, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his sons and daughters on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at Bluewater Health, Mitton Site. Born in Zawada, Poland in 1920, Mieczylaw is predeceased by his mother Tekla and father Alexander, beloved wife Katarzyna (née DANYLEWYCZ,) daughter Danuta Maria; sisters Solomeja, Wanda, Maria, Stefania, Albina, and Eleonora; brothers Piotr, Jan, Francishek, and Michal. Among the living, Mieczyslaw leaves his children and families; Henry, Ruth and sons Jason and Craig with wife Christine; John, Becky and daughters Robin and Stephanie; Irene and Dean SCARROW, daughter Sarah and son Michael, partner Kim and great-grand_son Nicholas; Barbara and Dennis DIONNE, son Wayne and daughter Tanya, partner Shawn and great-granddaughter Kylie. Mieczyslaw also has extended family through his many cousins, nieces and nephews in Poland, in Canada Ela (née WCZESNY) and Rudolph KALARUS, and daughters Kasia and Malgosia; and family through Dean SCARROW -- Daniel, Beverly, Michelle and their families. Much appreciation is given to the care-givers on 4th floors of Bluewater Health - Mitton Site and Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Mieczyslaw was a founding member of Queen of Peace Polish Parish of Sarnia, and was life member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina Street, Sarnia on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Stan SOLTYSIK at Queen of Peace Church (Rosedale at Ellwood) on Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Merchy Cemetery. Messages of condolences and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DANYLUIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-30 published
NAOUM, George
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of George NAOUM of Edmonton, Alberta, on October 27, 2006. George will be greatly missed by his loving wife Judy DANYLUIK, daughter Rhonda NAOUM and her husband David PARKES, daughter Deborah NAOUM and her companion Murray SUGDEN, stepson Michael DANYLUIK and his wife Sheryl, grandchildren Matthew and Miranda WALKER and Matthew and Natasha DANYLUIK, and special in-laws Jean and Harry KLUFAS. George is predeceased by his first wife Anita Dawn NAOUM. George was born in Athens, Greece in 1928. In 1948, George immigrated to Canada where he briefly attended university in Montreal before moving west to Edmonton. He graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alberta in 1955 and went on to establish a successful engineering consulting practice based in Edmonton. During his time with Camrec Facilities Ltd, George was involved in recreational facilities design throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, and he was instrumental in introducing zero-depth pools and wave pools to the North American market. The West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark and the Southland Leisure Centre in Calgary are two facilities George was especially proud of. In 1991, George retired to spend more time with his family and travel the world. George will be remembered as a devoted husband, caring father, respected businessman and a man of his word. A celebration of George's life will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 2006, beginning at 1: 30 p.m. at the Royal Glenora Club, 11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's name may be made either to the George Naoum Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund or to the Caritas Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4. George's family express their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Chea and his team at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and to Doctor Humphries and the staff at the Mel Miller Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful care of George during his remaining days.

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