DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-13 published
STEEPER, Willis Frederick
Suddenly a his residence on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Willis F. STEEPER of Corbett, Ontario in his 88th year. Loving companion of Jean HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and the late Margaret H. (VAIL) STEEPER (1994.) Dear father of Peter STEEPER (Carla) of Halifax, Peggy Ann (Terry) KELLY of London. Dear Grandfather of Amber and David JOSS (Keinan, Jared and Adrian;) Devon and Scott VAN DER LEE (Fey,) Ashley and Ian. Brother of Norma HOLLAND of Denfield and Earl STEEPER (Marion) of Parkhill. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Survived by his extended family Robert and Judy HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Point Edward, Kathryn HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Strathroy, Anne and Peter WIERSMAN of Parkhill and their families. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the complete funeral and committal service will be conducted on Saturday, January 14th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Donations to the London Health Sciences Centre (Bryan Wiersma Fund) for cancer research or the Parkhill Medical Centre would be appreciated. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. A Parkhill Doric Masonic A.M. and F.M. #233 Funeral Service 6: 45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfunerlahome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. STEEPER at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
HAAYEMA, William " Bill"
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2006. William "Bill" HAAYEMA of R.R.#1, Eden in his 65th year. Survived by his wife Janet (HAWES) HAAYEMA. Brother to Dick HAAYEMA and wife Sally of Aylmer, Doet HAAYEMA and husband Johannes of the Netherlands, Mike HAAYEMA and wife Anne of Pt. Burwell, Jane ZSOFCSIN and husband Jim of Hamilton. Brother-in-law of Marie SHEPHERD, Yvonne FINDLATER and husband Jack, Vicky DOCTOR and husband Henry. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Tine. Born in Friesland, The Netherlands on August 3, 1941 son of the late Tony and Agnes VAN DER KOOI) HAAYEMA. He worked for Noblewood Transport at R.R.#1, Burgessville for over 33 years. He enjoyed fishing and caring for his rabbits. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2006 at 11: 00 am. Cremation will follow. Reverend Richard DE LANGE, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Many thanks to the staff of the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital for their excellent care.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-03 published
VAN DER BIEZEN, Mike " Burley" (1978-2002)
In loving memory of my beloved son Mike (Burley) who was a wonderful brother and Dad. Mike was a down-to-earth kind of guy. Just plain like the sun, the wind and the sky. We know he has gone from our side, but we'll always think of him with the utmost of pride. Remembered always…. Forever loved Always and forever, Mom (Big), B.J., Tyler, Lex and Krist and family

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
VAN DER WYNGAARD
At University Hospital, on Friday, February 10, 2006, Simon Karel VAN DER WYNGAARD in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Pieternella VAN DER WYNGAARD. Dear father of Ingrid BOULTER (Richard) of London, Ellie O'SHAY/SHEA of Taylor, Michigan, Maria VAN DER WYNGAARD (Terry) of London, Johanna DESABRAIS (Richard) of Saint Thomas and Simon Johannes VAN DER WYNGAARD (Julie) of London. Brother of Sam VAN DER WYNGAARD (Margaret), Joanna O'BRIEN, Lydea THYSSEN, Rea TRAFFORD (Larry), Nellie THORNTON (Malcolm), Abraham VAN DER WYNGAARD (Linda), Susan SZEKERES (Louie), and Theresa BLAGO. Also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son-in-law Donald O'SHAY/SHEA. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. At the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. where the Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-17 published
VAN DER PAELT, Rachel Anna Mary (VAN ACKER)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Tilbury Manor Nursing Home, on Saturday April 15, 2006 at the age of 91. Born in Moline, Illinois, October 12, 1914, daughter of the late Gustaaf and Leona (COPPENS) VAN ACKER. Rachel later moved to Leamington and Simcoe before making R.R.#3 Thamesville their permanent home. Beloved wife of the late Frans "Frank" VAN DER PAELT (2002.) Surviving is a daughter Marilyn and Kenneth HERMAN of Ruthven, a son Joe and Martha VAN DER PAELT of R.R.#3 Thamesville, grand_sons Ronald and Sarah VAN DER PAELT of Chatham, Jeffrey and Carolyn VAN DER PAELT of Thamesville, and grandaughter Cindy and Dennis DAMPHOUSSE of B.C.. She will be sadly missed by great-grandchildren Brittany, Jeremy, Zachary, Madeline, and Nicholas. Dear sister of Joseph and Ruth VAN ACKER of Michigan, Philip VAN ACKER of North Carolina and Louis and Margaret VAN ACKER of Chatham. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a daughter Leona and her husband Remie VAN HOVE, sister Marie NOPPE, brothers Rene, Edward, and Frank VAN ACKER. The VAN DER PAELT family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Thamesville on Tuesday April 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Andy DWYER as Celebrant. Interment Saint Paul's Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Heart and Stroke Foundation. On-Line condolences may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. " A Tree wil be planted in memory of Rachel VAN DER PAELT in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
VEENSTRA, Joost
Peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on Monday, May 8, 2006, Joost VEENSTRA of R.R.#5, Clinton in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Hilda (DE BOER) VEENSTRA. Loving father of Greta and Aart DE VOS of R.R.#4, Wingham; Bonnie and Jack ROSS of R.R.#1, Bluevale Joe VEENSTRA and Debbie CAMPBELL of R.R.#4, Clinton; Arthur and May VEENSTRA of R.R.#4, Clinton and Wilma VEENSTRA of R.R.#5, Clinton. Loved and sadly missed by eight grandchildren Greg and Jade DE VOS, Allen DE VOS, Nicole and Chris CASEMORE, Angela and Scott McPHERSON, Austin, Lateesha, Dylan and Savannah VEENSTRA and by four great grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty and Jack LEYSTRA of Wyoming, Rinske and Jochum VAN DER MEULEN and Hans and Witske VEENSTRA all of The Netherlands. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Clinton Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jack QUARTEL officiating. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital or to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-19 published
VAN DER WIEL, William " Bill"
In Smithers, British Columbia on Saturday, May 13, 2006 William (Bill) VAN DER WIEL of Smithers, British Columbia in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Ann (DE GRAFF) VAN DER WIEL (1989.) Dear father and father-in-law of Henry and Elsie VAN DER WIEL, Morris and Sharon VAN DER WIEL, Alice and Joe HIDBER, Pauline and Bev HARRIS and Roderick and Brenda VAN DER WIEL all of British Columbia, Pam and Ron WALPER of Exeter, Carol VAN DER WIEL of British Columbia and Gayle VAN DER WIEL of Stratford. Dear grandfather of 27 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by sons Aart and Gerard, daughter Anne JORGENSON and her husband Kai. A memorial service will be held at Bethel Reformed Church, 200 Huron Street East, Exeter on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim PULLMAN officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-01 published
CASEY, Johanna Elizabeth "Liz" (née VAN DER VEEN)
Peacefully at home with her family at her side on May 30, 2006, Johanna Elizabeth (Liz) Casey (née VAN DER VEEN) of Ipperwash passed away in her 82nd year. Dearest wife and best friend of Graham CASEY. Loving mother of Linda HODGSON/ IRONSIDE, Sandra HODGSON, Douglas HODGSON all of London, Paul and Susan CASEY of Ipperwash, and Allison and Sam SWAIN of Birmingham, England. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Amy, Angie, Lee, Adam and Amanda, and great grandmother of Daniel, Dylan, Emily and Ashlyn. Will also be sadly missed by nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Jan STOFFER of Holland, and sister-in-law Audrey THOROVAL of Collingwood. Predeceased by her parents Hendrick and Hendricka VAN DER VEEN (née BELTMAN,) and sister Mary STOFFER of Holland. Our heartfelt thanks to all the Personal Support Workers and nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses services for their tender care. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Thedford on June 14, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses greatly acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-01 published
VAN DER MOLEN, Mary Jane (WHITE/WHYTE)
Of R.R.#4 Clinton at Seaforth Community Hospital on Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 in her 70th year. Mary Jane WHITE/WHYTE beloved wife of the late Frank VAN DER MOLEN. Loved mother of Paul and Elaine, R.R.#2 Seaforth, Mark of Pakistan, and Margaret and Craig ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Nova Scotia. Much loved grandmother of four grandchildren. Mary is the loved sister of Nick and Joan WHITE/WHYTE, Bill and Regina WHITE/WHYTE, all of Hullett Township, John and Laura WHITE/WHYTE, Lindsay and Margie WHITE/WHYTE of Guelph. Predeceased by her parents Wilfrid (Nick and Margaret McMILLAN) WHITE/WHYTE and one brother Thomas. There will be no funeral home visitation. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at Londesborough United Church, Londesborough on Monday, June 5th at 2: 00 p.m. A private family service for the burial of ashes will be at Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Seaforth and Area Food Bank, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, Seaforth 519-527-1390. Condolences on line at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
VAN DER LAAN, Nicole Melchiora Maria
Passed away peacefully with family at her side on July 7, 2006 at University Hospital, London, after a courageous, lifelong cardiac battle. She is survived by her parents Melchior and Ruthanne her brothers John, Marc and Matthew; sisters-in-law Jodi, Laurie and Samantha; nieces Jaime, Sarah, Jessica and Hailey; nephews Nicholas, Jacob, Noah, Joshua and Luke. She will be greatly missed and remembered by all those whose lives she touched and influenced during her time here with us. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Nicole's life will be held in Saint Mary's Church, 314 Lyle St. at York on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 5th Floor Cardiac Unit of University Hospital to honour Nicole's memory would be appreciated. Prayers Monday at 8: 15 p.m. Private interment.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
VAN DER LAAN
The family of the late Nicole VAN DER LAAN wish to express sincere thanks to family and Friends for their words of kindness, numerous beautiful cards, the many telephone calls, e-mails, food, flowers, visitations and especially donations to Fifth Floor Cardiac Unit, London University Hospital in memory of Nicole. To Father Joe for his support and kind and reassuring words at her service, her pallbearers, messer's John, Marc, Matt VAN DER LAAN and Paul CORNELIUS. Thank you to P.S.A. Kim and the transplant team, especially Jan and Kelly who helped make this time in our lives more bearable. - Ruth Anne and Mels VAN DER LAAN

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
VICARS, Gregory John
Following a valiant battle with cancer, went to be with his Lord on September 12, 2006 in his 57th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Jan for 33 years, dear father of Tara and Matt (Julia). Predeceased by his parents, Al and Hazel VICARS. Greg will be sadly missed by his brother Michael (Barbara) of St. Catharines, his sister Barbara (Larry) SHOALTS of Dunnville and his brother Alan of St. Catharines. Also missed by two special nieces, Linda (Ed) CLARKE, and Heather (Maurice) LEVESQUE all of Kitchener, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dear son-in-law of Catherine BOS of Vineland, brother-in-law of Margaret (John) MURRE of Vineland and John (Metha) VAN DER BEEK of Beamsville. An active partner in PC Options, Woodstock, until his illness began. Greg will be fondly remembered by clients, business associates and Friends as a man of integrity, with a great sense of humour and generous spirit. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. at Life Church, 547 Athlone Avenue, Woodstock. Interment St. Andres Cemetery, Thamesford. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer Society of Oxford, Hope FM 94.3 or Craigwood Youth Services.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
VANDERAA, Robert William
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, Mr. Robert William VANDERAA of London in his 64th year. Loving father of Sandra LAVOIE and her husband Lionel of London, Maureen PHILLIPS and her husband Don, and John VANDERAA all of Thorndale. Also loved by his 5 grandchildren: Nicole, Lionel Robert, Sarah, Rachel and Kelly, and great-grandchildren Trey and Edyn. We love you Grumpy! Dear brother of Marcel VAN DER AA and his wife Cheryl of London, and Roger VAN DER AA and his wife Anne of Bryanston. Loved by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Jose VAN DER AA (2005) and John VAN DER AA (1999.) A private immediate family visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. Cremation to follow.

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
BLOEMBERG, Harm
Passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2006, "Safe in the arms of Jesus" in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Nellie (VAN DER POL) BLOEMBERG. Much loved father of Anne and Sid VANDER HEIDE, Ralph and Nancy BLOEMBERG, Nela and Mike COUCHIE, Corrie BENDALL all of London and Margareth and Roger BAKER of Ailsa Craig. Loving grandfather of 28 and 11 great-grandchildren. Loved brother-in-law of Miep KROON- VAN DER POL. Predeceased by his 3 brothers and 4 sisters in Holland. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at First Christian Reformed Church, 507 Talbot Street, London on Friday, September 29th at 10: 00 a.m. with interment following in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Christian Reformed World Mission 3475 Mainway Drive. P.O. Box 5070, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1A9 or to the Bible League, P.O. Box 5037, Burlington, Ontario. L7R 3Y8. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
VAN DER HOLST, Wilhelmus J. "Bill"
Peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Saturday, September 30, 2006. Wilhelmus J. (Bill) VAN DER HOLST age 71 years. Beloved husband for 45 years of Leone (YOUNGSON) VAN DER HOLST. Loving father of Debra VAN DER HOLST of Saint Marys. Proud grandfather of Scott and Michael. He is survived by 4 sisters and 2 brothers all of the Netherlands and a cousin Arie VAN DER HOLST of Colborne and their families. At Bill's request cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. In his memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. L.A. Ball Tele #519-284-1480 Fax #519-284-4661

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DER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
BROOKS, Thomas " Tom"
Peacefully on November 9, 2006, at London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Campus, Thomas "Tom" BROOKS passed away at the age of 67. Dear husband of Betty Anne BROOKS. Loving father of Kathleen Elizabeth SMIBERT (BROOKS) of London and Emerson Percy VAN DER VECHT of Woodstock. Proud grandfather of six grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Richard STRACHLIN. A funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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DER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-22 published
LAMERS, Harry
Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, November 17th, 2006. Harry LAMERS of Barrie, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Gerarda (VAN DER VENNE) LAMERS. Dear father of Herman, Peter, Harry Jr. (Bev,) Jerry (Pat,) Mary Ann (Larry) WORSNOP, Margaret (Randy) MERCIER, and Agnes (Ivan) Martinez RICARDO. Loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Gerry, Martin, Len, and Rita CALDWELL. Predeceased by children Nancy and Gerard, brothers John, Henry, and Albert, and sister Maria. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Knights of Columbus service will be held at 7: 15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Mary's Church (65 Amelia Street), Barrie on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com
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DER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-12-20 published
McDERMID, John Archibald “Jack&rdquo
Passed away suddenly on Tuesday December 12, 2006 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, in his 66th year. Jack of Stayner, beloved husband of Ella. Loving father of Diane and her husband Wayne VAN DER VELDT of Welland and Mark and his wife Kate of Mount Forest. Cherished son of Elvera and the late Jim McDERMID. Dear brother of Wayne and Jerry. Jack will also be sadly missed by the Klinck family, his many nieces, nephews and relatives. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday December 14, 2006. Funeral Service was held at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, County Road 124, Nottawa, on Friday December 15, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca.
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DER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
Kenneth MAXTED, Officer And Clergyman (1931-2006)
He was a soldier-turned-priest who brought a military bearing to the clergy, writes Sandra MARTIN. He loved ceremony and uniforms and, with a bristling moustache, always looked the part -- irrespective of vocation
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
There were uniforms, medals, honorary guards and the robust singing of hymns as the many parts of Rev. Ken MAXTED's life came together Thursday afternoon at Saint_James Cathedral. The church was packed for the service that Canon MAXTED had himself planned, even to the designation of who should give the homily. Don't talk about me, Canon MAXTED said in his written funeral instructions to Rev. Mark SARGENT, a Catholic priest: Preach the gospels.
A self-defined soldier-priest who served in Korea and then became an ordained Anglican priest, Canon MAXTED was a community activist, a traditionalist and a great burly fellow who loved a joke and knew how to tell a story. "There was never an atheist in a foxhole," said Charles SCOT- BROWN, a retired soldier and family friend, attributing Mr. MAXTED's dual vocation to his upbringing in a family that went to church and "believed in God and the King, and when the King blew the whistle you joined."
He loved ceremony and uniforms and he looked the part, standing 6 feet 5 inches, with flaming red hair, a bristling mustache and a booming voice. In the mid-1970s, in addition to his duties as a clergyman, a reservist and an elected school official, Canon MAXTED began working as a volunteer aide de camp for Ontario's Lieutenant-Governors. In the next 20 years, he served Pauline McGibbon, John Aird Black, Lincoln Alexander and Henry N.R. JACKMAN.
"Nobody stood as tall as he did in his scarlet uniform, with all the gold braid and piles of medals," said Mr. JACKMAN, remembering a time, in the early 1990s, when Bob Rae was premier of Ontario. Mr. Rae was explaining the parliamentary system to a group of schoolchildren and Canon MAXTED was standing to attention behind him, recalled Mr. JACKMAN. Afterward, one of the children was asked what he thought of the premier. "He looked magnificent, but he didn't say anything," the student said, complaining that "the little guy beside him did all the talking."
Major The Reverend Canon Kenneth MAXTED was born in Toronto, the elder of two children of Edward Kenneth (Ted) MAXTED (a professional soldier who had joined the Canadian army in 1921 at 12 as a bugle boy and retired 40 years later as a major) and his wife Mary Eileen Patricia HOWARD. Both sides of the family had served in the military going back at least three generations.
Canon MAXTED grew up in Toronto with his younger sister Patricia and attended Parkdale Collegiate. Too young to serve in the Second World War, he enlisted as a private in the Irish Regiment in 1948 when he was 17. "He was always an intense, energetic, mischievous kid," said Mr. SCOT- BROWN, who served with Canon MAXTED's father. "He could pull the craziest practical jokes, but his pranks never hurt anybody."
Canon MAXTED qualified as a reserve officer in 1951 and as an infantry officer in the regular forces the following year. A member of the now defunct Canadian Guards, he served in Germany with North Atlantic Treaty Organization Forces and in Korea with the United Nations forces in 1953 for a year-long tour of duty.
Before he returned to Canada, he gave a speech to the South Korean soldiers, deploring "the thousands of homeless and the hungry children begging for food" and the "rubble and shell-torn cities" and paying tribute to the people "of the Land of the Morning Calm" and their "never-failing determination to survive as a free and independent nation." In return, they gave him a South Korean flag. Forty years later, Mr. MAXTED gave the flag to his son Kevin to take back to South Korea when he taught English there for a year in 1996. The flag is now part of a display about the Korean War at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto.
Back in Canada, Canon MAXTED was stationed at Camp Ipperwash, about an hour's drive from London, Ontario One evening in September of 1954, he went to a dance at the London Arena. There he spotted a young Dutch immigrant named Hendrina VAN DER MOER. He asked her to dance and she accepted. Six months later, on St. Patrick's Day, he proposed. They were married on December 15, 1955, in a military wedding at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London. Three children followed: Pamela, Sean and Kevin.
Canon MAXTED, who had always been a devout Christian, decided to study for the ministry and enrolled in the Faculty of Theology at Huron College in the University of Western Ontario in 1960. "The military and the church were always entwined in him," said his wife, who was not surprised when her husband came home one day and said he wanted to leave the regular army and study theology.
One of his fellow students was retired Archbishop Terry FINLAY. "He used to lighten our studies by coming up with an occasional military term to keep our worship in order, but underneath all that, there was a strong commitment to the faith.
"As his archbishop, I found his approach much more conservative than mine, but we were able to work together," Archbishop FINLAY said, declining to elaborate on the specific issues, other than to confirm that Canon MAXTED was a traditionalist.
He was ordained as an Anglican deacon in 1963, and a priest in 1964. He served in a number of Toronto parishes as he climbed the ecclesiastical career ladder, including Saint Anne's, Saint_John's York Mills, St. Luke's in East York and historic Holy Trinity Church in the middle of downtown Toronto, adjacent to the Eaton Centre.
This appointment was controversial. Holy Trinity, one of the oldest surviving Anglican churches in Toronto, had a dwindling but radical congregation and was in danger of being overpowered by commercial development. The late Archbishop Lewis GARNSWORTHY decided to put himself in direct charge of the church in February of 1977. He appointed Canon MAXTED, who had served under him at Saint_John's York Mills, Vicar in May, 1977, in a move that many observers felt was autocratic and designed to make the church conform to traditional ideas of parish outreach. Five months later, Archbishop GARNSWORTHY issued a statement saying there were irregularities in the ministry, function, government and Anglican tradition at the church and announced he was setting up a commission to recommend corrective action.
Many parishioners were outraged, but Canon MAXTED proved an adept conciliator and "stabilized" the situation, according to Very Rev. Douglas STOUTE, dean of Saint_James Cathedral and one of the celebrants at Canon MAXTED's funeral. "He always had a military bearing and his immersion in military culture made him respect authority and hierarchy, but he never took it too seriously," said Dean STOUTE. " Behind his military facade, he was a gentle spirit and a man of great compassion. He had a huge sense of humour and was a wonderful raconteur."
A year later, he was named an honorary Canon of Saint_James Cathedral, an appointment that allowed a clever editor at The Globe and Mail to top a news story about a robbery at Holy Trinity in 1984 with the headline: "Canon weighs down thief." Apparently, Canon MAXTED had noticed a man grappling with a customer and an employee of the church's café and wrestled the suspect to the ground where he sat on him. "I'm a former infantry officer, so I knew what to do," the burly soldier-priest said. "I may be 52, but I'm still good for one round." After the thief was incarcerated, Canon MAXTED visited him in jail.
In addition to his duties to the Church (he was regional dean of Saint_James Deanery from 1980-1984 and chaplain of the Fort York Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Royal Canadian Military Institute and 54 Division Toronto Police Services) and to the military, where he served in the reserves from 1960 to 1986, Canon MAXTED was a school board trustee in East York from 1974 to 1994 and chair of the East York Board of Education from 1986-92. He also acted in a senior capacity on a number of community organizations from the Metro Folk Arts Council to Toronto-Amsterdam Twin Cities Committee to the East York Cancer Society.
Speaking about Canon MAXTED's intense level of activity, his old friend Mr. SCOT- BROWN said this was typical of an infantry officer. "In the infantry, you were always taking care of your men. When something had to be done, you didn't look at it -- you fixed it. You got on with it."
Besides his service decorations, including the Order of Military Merit, he was awarded the Centennial Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal. He was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and an engaged and energetic family man, performing weddings and baptisms as his children grew and multiplied. And he started what many would consider a new career, as a member of three federal administrative tribunals, the Canadian Pension Commission, the Veterans Review and Appeal Board and the Canadian Forces Grievance Board.
About a year ago, he appeared to be suffering from laryngitis but it turned out to be non-Hodgkins lymphoma that had manifested itself in a tumour in his throat. He started chemotherapy last September, but his immune system couldn't stave off infections. "He liked to set goals," Ms. MAXTED said about her husband, mentioning that no matter how ill he was, he wanted to live long enough to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in December. Instead, she reminded him on St. Patrick's Day that he had made it to the 50th anniversary of their engagement. He died the next day.
Major the Rev. Canon Kenneth Edward MAXTED was born on June 23, 1931, in Toronto. He died of complications from cancer on March 18, 2006. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, Hendrina, his children Pamela, Sean and Kevin, two grandchildren, his sister and two nephews.

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DER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
VAN DER GIESSEN, Beverley, (née LATTER)
A grandmother who knew how to get down on the floor and play, a mother who gave her unending wonder of life to her sons. After years of following the road less travelled her gypsy soul returned in the end to the family who loved her. Died November 12th 2006 at Edmonton Alberta. Donations to the David Suzuki Foundation.

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VAN DEN ELZEN, Maria Antonia (VAN DER LOOP)
Peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Sunday, January 8, 2006 in her 89th year. Maria VAN DER LOOP, loving wife of the late Marinus. Beloved mother of John (Sue), Lambert (Maria), Reece (Patricia), Beppie (George) EVANS, and Nell (Grant) McKAY. Cherished Oma of 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Anneke HARTJES. Heartfelt thanks to Carol FORD of Palliative Care Network of York Region and Sharon of Regional Nursing. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Saint John Chrysostom Church (Ontario and Main Sts.), Newmarket on Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Palliative Care Network of York Region would be appreciated.

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DER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
KOZOWYK, Alex
Died peacefully at his home in Waterdown, on Wednesday January 25, 2006, Alex KOZOWYK in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Betty PANAGAPKA. Loved father of Mary and Walter KOWALCHUK of Etobicoke, Ned and Alison KOZOWYK of Calgary, Joan and John ESPLEN of Chatham and Pat KOZOWYK and Ernst VAN DER KALL of Flamborough Centre. Beloved Didi of Andrew and Gregory, Kate, Paul and Liza, Jessica, Jacqueline and Philip. Predeceased by one sister of the Ukraine. Mr. KOZOWYK was employed as a pipe fitter for many years and farmed in Flamborough Centre from 1954, retiring to Waterdown in 2000. Friends may call at the Kitching, Steepe And Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St. N. in Waterdown on Friday evening 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Demetrius Ukranian Catholic Church, 135 LaRose Ave. Etobicoke, Saturday January 28, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Panachyda Service will be held Friday evening at 8 p.m. Please sign the book of condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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POORTER, Frits (1926-2006)
1st Lieutenant Royal Dutch Marines. After surviving a P.O.W. camp at age 16 for three years and Legionnaires disease eight years ago, Frits sadly succumbed to cancer in his 80th year on Friday, January 27, 2006. Frits was born and raised in Indonesia and the Netherlands and after marrying Marie, his wife of fifty years, settled in his beloved homeland Canada. Devoted father of Jacqueline (Matthew), Rolph (Andrea), Jennifer (Brian) and Yvette (Johannes). Proud Opa to Drew, Tori and Rece VAN DER JAGT Dane, Erika and Sonya POORTER; Avalon, Nelson and Nigel DOLEMAN. Dear brother to Telly, Winnie, Hedy (Fred), Ronald (Lies) and sister-in-law Riete in Holland. The family would like to acknowledge the support of Friends and neighbours, as well as Dr. MANNO and the devoted care by the staff of Ian Anderson Hospice. After cremation, a Mass will be celebrated in his honour at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 231 Morden Road, Oakville on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m., with a private reception to follow at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600). Donations to Ian Anderson House in memory of Frits would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place POORTER on the subject line.

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HAUGHTON, Margaret " Lil"
At the Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, January 29, 2006 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ern HAUGHTON (1998) loving mother of Lynn and Mike (COATES) and Diane and Arie (VAN DER BOOM.) Grandma to Ian (Valerie,) Lesley (Terry,) Kelly (James,) Debbie and Shauna. Dear sister of Kay ZURO and the late George ROBINSON. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday). Service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel on Friday, February 3 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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PULCINE, Donald Joseph
Peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on February 24, 2006 in his 73rd year. Loving husband and best friend for 50 years to Patricia (née TUCK.) Much loved father of Debbie ZINK (John), Karen VAN DER ZALM (Anthony), Mark PULCINE (Julia) and Cathy McMENEMY (Steve.) Cherished grandfather of Lindsay, Ashley, Matthew, Danielle, Michael, Kaitlyn and Charlize, and great-grandfather of Halle. Will be sadly missed by brother Jim and his wife Veronica. He will be missed by his little friend Kelsey. Don was an active member of the finance committee of the Diocese of Peterborough under the direction of The Most Rev. Nicholas DE ANGELIS, C.F.I.C., D.D. He was a member of St. Paul's Parish in Gravenhurst and an active member of the Knights of Columbus in which he served as the Grand Knight for two years. Family and Friends are invited for a visitation on Monday February 27, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New St. (at Drury Lane) 905-637-5233. A Wake Service will take place on Monday at 3: 00 p.m. from the Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday February 28, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. from St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Carpenter Hospice for their compassion and support through this difficult time. Also thanks to Comcare (C.C.A.C.), for all their help and comfort. A special thanks to Carolyn. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Carpenter Hospice or to the Diocese of Peterborough Priests Benefit Fund.

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DER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
VAN DER SLEEN, Trijntje
Entered into rest and gone to be with her beloved husband Klaas on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. Loving mother of Klaas, Dirk (Candyce), Jan, Roelof (Sue), Gerrit (Wilma) and Herman (Shelley). She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sister, family and Friends. A funeral service will be held at Westdale Reformed Church (201 Paradise Road North, Hamilton) on Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. Interment, Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. If so desired, donations may be forwarded to the Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5A7. Please visit us at www.etouch.ca

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Marion WEYER, 87: A secret life
Marion WEYER joined the Royal Air Force and served in Kingston for three years during World War 2.
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Marion WEYER had a secret. Only a few people knew it; no one else suspected it.
The 25-year Imperial Oil employee -- an accounting clerk, the kind of employee considered the bedrock of a company -- retired in 1982 with a pension based on an annual salary of $22,000.
Hers seemed an ordinary life: WEYER was single, always well turned out, and happy and independent in her Thorncliffe Park apartment. She was something of a hotshot in Esso's bowling league for retirees, a crossword puzzle aficionado, an avid reader and for years drove about town in a Volkswagen Beetle. She was a handsome woman, poised and tall with a proud carriage.
Her secret was born September 29, 1956, when WEYER was 37. It was a common enough story of that straitlaced time -- a hushed, hidden pregnancy, because the father of Mary Ann Constance was WEYER's boss, a man 10 years her junior on his way up who was single but had no intention of marrying her.
Social history records kept by the Catholic children's aid only hint at WEYER's anguish: "Birth mother was very concerned about the baby and took several months to make up her mind to place an adoption. She visited the baby regularly and really wanted to keep her but eventually said it was not possible. She kept in touch with the birth father and possibly hoped for marriage. He was not interested and told her she should place her for adoption."
In those days -- just 50 years ago -- the birth mother had to appear in court and physically hand the baby over to the adoptive parents. It was the saddest day in WEYER's life -- and she went through it alone.
"As far as I know, my dad and Uncle Jack would have done nothing but give her hell, but I think she thought she was letting the family down. Fifty years ago, this was something terrible," said Joan WEYER, a mother of eight who kept her aunt's secret for close to 40 years.
They had been sitting together in the dining room of the Peterborough home of Jack WEYER, Marion's eldest brother, the family patriarch after the death of their Irish Catholic parents, when Joan's two little girls came running in from the backyard and climbed up onto both women's laps. "[Marion] said to me, 'You know, Joanie, I had a little girl' and I didn't know what she meant. I thought she meant she had passed away, but then she said she had given her up for adoption."
Marion WEYER was the baby in a family with three protective older brothers, growing up in a town where the girls coming home from convent school had to walk on the opposite side of the street from the boys. She left Peterborough when she joined the Royal Air Force, and served in Kingston for three years before taking a job in a finance company after the war.
It was there she met her child's father, and it was then that her family went three years without seeing her. The family assumed she was busy with her life in Toronto. Her goddaughter and niece, Jeanne D'ERAMO, who is Joan WEYER's sister, often spent a week in the summer with her glamorous aunt. "We were very close," D'ERAMO said.
But she was shocked the day in 1990 when she dropped by her aunt's home. "As soon as I opened the door, she could hardly wait to tell me the news," D'ERAMO recalled. "Connie had sent her a note. She showed me her photo. I was amazed." It was the only time WEYER opened up about her daughter.
Connie REEVE had registered with the adoption agency to locate her birth mother in 1982 while still an articling law student. At that time, both parties had to register before the agency would turn over information, and WEYER hadn't registered. In 1990, after the disclosure rules were loosened, REEVE was told her birth mother's name.
They exchanged notes and photos. Then, on April 18, REEVE phoned WEYER. They met for lunch at the Inn on the Park -- it was awkward and fascinating, REEVE recalled. She didn't look like her birth mother -- different height, build and eye colour. "It is strangers getting to know one another," she said.
REEVE had been raised as one of three adopted children in a loving family in Thornhill. "There are adoptees who are resentful," she said. "I never felt that. I felt welcomed and special. I never had to get over feelings of abandonment. Marion visited me (as a baby). It's not like I didn't have someone to care for me."
They forged a Friendship, phoning, going out to dinner, spending every Christmas Eve together. WEYER refused to come to the Christmas celebrations of REEVE's adoptive family, but the two mothers once met over lunch. REEVE's adoptive mother had made a photo book for WEYER, who had only one 1958 photo of her daughter.
But WEYER was as private with REEVE as with her own family. She ducked the issue when REEVE asked if she would tell her family about her. As for REEVE's birth father, WEYER said she cut any contact -- and cut his likeness out of her photos -- when he refused to see his baby. Only after knowing REEVE for five years did she tell her his name.
"Marion never expressed her emotions in plain language," REEVE said, "but she wanted to keep contact with me."
It was REEVE who found WEYER collapsed in her apartment this fall after being unable to reach her by phone. And it was REEVE who was with her the night before she died in hospital of a bleeding gastric ulcer November 2, at age 87. The nurses said WEYER's heartbeat always improved when REEVE visited.
REEVE had to go through WEYER's phone book to locate the family to tell them about the death. Two weeks after WEYER died, many of them met REEVE for the first time at a Peterborough cemetery.
"I would have introduced her to every relative I have," said Joan WEYER. " She is certainly someone to be proud of."
"Her family were welcoming and seemed really nice. I don't know why she wouldn't have told them all," said REEVE.
In clearing out WEYER's effects, she discovered Marion had kept every card from the bouquets REEVE had sent for the past 15 Mother's Days.
"That's the whole thing about secrets. They get bigger and bigger over time."

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