FREEMAN o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-20 published
FREEMAN, Marion
Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and Friends at the Saint_Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton on Friday, March 17, 2006. Marion FREEMAN of Burford in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph FREEMAN (1993;) Loving mother of Marcus of Burford, Linda and David ROURKE of Waterdown; Cherished Nana of Tyler and Cooper Also survived by sister Shirley and Joe TEREJKO. Marion enjoyed working with the staff and students during her 21 years as secretary at Burford District High School. Friends will be received at the Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King Street Burford on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Randy MacKENZIE officiating. Interment Pioneer Cemetery Burford. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Marion's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Keith Ovington (519) 449-1112. www.keithovington.ca "A bright flame has gone out on earth, but will be replaced by a shining star in the sky."

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-14 published
PORTER, Alice Ruth (formerly CASWELL)
At Saint Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, Sunday March 12th, 2006, Alice Ruth PORTER of Owen Sound in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Earl PORTER and the late William CASWELL. Loving mother of Glenn (Bev) CASWELL of Meaford, Norma KEYWAN of Zionsville, Indiana, and Joan (Allen) SMITH of Rocklyn. Stepmother of Dianne (Ron) MIRON of Owen Sound and Sharon (Ken) HENRY of Hastings and Donna (Rick) McCULLOCH of Chesley. Grandmother of Jason (Laura) CASWELL of Sault Ste. Marie, Jacquelyn SMITH of Indianapolis, Jamie (Grant) MURRAY of Meaford, Jay SMITH of Rocklyn and seven step-grandchildren. Great-grandmother of Ashley and David of Indianapolis and four step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Martha FREEMAN, brothers Jack and Frank ANDISON and sister Evelyn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Thursday March 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated.
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FREEMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-01-11 published
Kathy Mildred LOVE and BRODY Earl Ross LOVE
In loving memory of Kathy Mildred LOVE and Brody Earl Ross LOVE who were killed tragically on Saturday, January 7, 2006.
Kathy was a proud Manitoulin native who married high school sweetheart Tony in 1974. They moved to Sudbury where she worked at the Royal Bank for 28 years and was much loved by her co-workers and clients alike. She was a kind and caring individual who enjoyed reading and spending time with her family at her Mindemoya cottage. She especially enjoyed spending time with her cherished grandchildren.
Brody was born and raised in Sudbury and spent his summers on Manitoulin Island working for Williamson's General Store. Brody was an avid fisherman and hunter who also loved hockey and his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. He was very quick with a joke and was a caring and giving individual. Left behind to mourn their loss is husband and father Tony (Richard Anthony) LOVE, son and brother Ryan and wife Carolyn of Sudbury. Predeceased by daughter and sister Mildred Dawn as an infant. Grandma and Uncle BRODY will be greatly missed in the lives of Breighan and Liam. Brody leaves behind fiance Heather MARSH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MARSH of Sudbury and their precious baby boy Regan Anthony. They will always be mourned for by parents, grandparents Earl and Effie FREEMAN and their children Karen Clark (Hiram HARMOND,) Randy and Penny FREEMAN, Sheryl LEWIS and mother-in-law and grandmother Mary LOVE (Ross predeceased) and her children Wilma LOVE, Charlie and June LOVE, Jack (predeceased) and Carol LOVE, Marilyn and Gord Clark, Mike (predeceased) and Marie LOVE, Hal and Janice LOVE, Ed (Linda predeceased) LOVE, Mark and Lynn LOVE. Remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Visitation was Tuesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 at Island Funeral Home and their funeral service is on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Little Current United Church, Darlene Hardy officiating. Burial in the spring in Mindemoya Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at 2: 00 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2006 at Holy Redeemer Church, Sudbury (1887 Bancroft Dr. and corner of 2nd Ave.). Anyone wishing to give a donation, the family would greatly appreciate it to the trust fund being set up for Brody's son Regan. Donations will be accepted at the Royal Bank on Lasalle. Please call Island Funeral Home (705) 368-2490 for more information.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
FREEMAN, William Henry
You just can't imagine how much you are missed. One year has gone by and not a day passes that you are not thought of by all of those who knew and loved you. To a dear step dad, grandpa and great grandpa. You will be in our hearts forever. Love Laurie, Max, Gerald, Kloey, Tawnya, David, Chris and Kate.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
TALBOT, Phyllis M. (née SCHELL)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on her 86th birthday, Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Phyllis M. TALBOT (née SCHELL) of Woodstock. Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth (1994). Dear mother of Peggy MINARD of Woodstock, Jim TALBOT (Evelyn) of Beachville, Sharon HARTFORD (Andrew) of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Tony TALBOT of Canadian Forces Base Toronto, Randy TALBOT of Saint Thomas, and the late Wayne TALBOT (1977.) Dear sister of Evelyn SCHELL of Woodstock and the late Effie FREEMAN, Janet TALBOT and Irene JULL. Also lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Huron Park Baptist Church, 199 Berwick Street, Woodstock on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation -- Building Fund would be appreciated and may be made through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
LEADER, Margaret Elizabeth (née RANGER)
The family of Margaret sadly announce her passing, on Wednesday January, 25th 2006 in her 98th year, at Parkwood Palliative Care Unit in London. She is now at peace and with her beloved husband Carl, sons Ernie and Carl Jr. and granddaughter Kelly. Loving mother of Mary-Lou and Bob MARTIN of Thorold and Marleen and the late Terry McKAY of London. Loved grandma of Bobby, Shelley, Sue (Kevin), Tammy BEAUDRY of Saint Thomas, Bill (Karen) LEADER of London, David (Christine) LEADER of London and Rob (Michelle) FREEMAN of Saint Thomas. 'G.G.' will be sadly missed by her great grandchildren Robyn, Kenner, Sarah, Grace, Carly, Cameron, Branden, Sam, Amy, Rachel, Dillon, William, Madison, Mason, Brodi and Taiya. She is predeceased by eight brothers and four sisters. Remember the words she lived by "there's no use complaining, it won't do you any good." At Margaret's request cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date. If so desired, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street, South, Thorold.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
JOHNSON, Randy Clifford
Peacefully at home in London on Thursday March 23, 2006 in his 52nd year, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie. Randy will be sadly missed by his wife Debbie JOHNSON (PARKER.) Loving father of Marney JOHNSON (Dwayne) of Niagara Falls, and Ryan FREEMAN and Josh FREEMAN of London. Loved by his grand_son Hunter McLIMURRAY- FREEMAN. Dear brother of Dave JOHNSON (Noreen,) Don JOHNSON (Joan,) Linda McLEAN (Bob), Gordon JOHNSON (Donna) and Jack JOHNSON all of Sault Ste. Marie. Brother-in-law of Heather WYANT (Kip) of Saint_Joseph's Island, Ross PARKER (Marion) and Frank PARKER (Althea) all of Sault Ste. Marie. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lucy and Clifford JOHNSON and his sisters Doreen McWATTERS (Grant) and Karen JOHNSON. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday March 24 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184) where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday March 25, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Janet HATT officiating. Cremation following at Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-06 published
FREEMAN, Elizabeth A. " Betty" (MOERBEEK)
At home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, Elizabeth A. "Betty" (MOERBEEK) FREEMAN in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Arthur FREEMAN. Cherished mother of Brenda DOTTERMAN of London. Loving grandmother of Rachel, Craig and Marcus. Sister of John MOERBEEK (Eileen) of Goderich. Also survived by a number of close aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church, 1251 Dundas Street at Oakland, on Friday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
BRUNSKILL, Ralph
At London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital, on Friday, May 5th, 2006, Mr. Ralph BRUNSKILL of London in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Suzanne (Ergis) BRUNSKILL. Loving father of Dianne FREEMAN and her husband Don of Clinton, Steven BRUNSKILL and his wife Connie of Burlington, Lois WOOD and her husband Larry of London, Glen BRUNSKILL and his wife Marg of London, Ralph BRUNSKILL and his wife Sue of Stratford, Sandra DOYLE and her husband David of Kemptville. Cherished grandpa to 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Dorothy SKINNER, Carmen and his wife Mollie, and Vivian HELMKAY and her husband Earl all of London. Brother-in-law of Eileen BRUNSKILL and survived by relatives in England. Predeceased by his siblings, Murray, Fred, Milton, Mildred and Ruby. Ralph was a World War 2 Veteran Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and a London Police officer for 28 years. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00-5:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ralph are asked to consider the C.O.L.D. Program or the charity of your choice.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
BUTCHER, Jeannie Lynn (née RUTLEDGE)
Peacefully at home with family after a short but very brave fight with cancer on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Jeannie Lynn (RUTLEDGE) BUTCHER, of Erin, formerly of the Goderich area, age 47 years. Beloved wife of Blair BUTCHER. Loving mom of Shannon BUTCHER (Steve CLICHE,) and Bryce BUTCHER (Carla DEACON.) Cherished daughter of Beth RUTLEDGE of Lucknow, and the late Wilmer RUTLEDGE. Dear daughter-in-law of Dave and Betty BUTCHER of Guelph. Youngest sister of Verna and Roy BOISCLAIR of Port Albert, Helen and Don NICHOLSON of Dungannon, Dorothy and Joe FREEMAN of Goderich, Ruth and Bill OLIVER of Toronto, Dave RUTLEDGE of Auburn, and Ross and Sue RUTLEDGE of Goderich. Predeceased by brothers Jim and John. Survived by sister-in-law Elsie HULLEY (PORK) of Goderich. Jean will be sadly missed by her several nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. The family will receive Friends for Visitation at their Home (Butcher Family Funeral Home) 5399 Main Street South, Erin, on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Hillsburgh Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 24th at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. John YOUNG officiating. Interment, Huxley Cemetery Hillsburgh. A Memorial Service will be held at the Lucknow United Church on Thursday, May 25th at 2: 30 p.m. with Visitation there one hour prior to service time. If desired donations to the Town of Erin Fire Department, Sleeping Children Around the World, or the Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Families are like quilts, Lives pieced together, Stitched with smiles and tears, Coloured with memories, Bound by love.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-23 published
FREEMAN, Winifred (née GETLIFFE)
Of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, Saint Thomas, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Sunday, May 21, 2006, in her 96th year. Wife of the late Carl FREEMAN (July 20, 1994.) Mother of Ray FREEMAN and his wife Marilyn of London. Grandmother of Heather NEWTON and her husband David of Strathroy, and Paul FREEMAN and his wife Sheila of London. Great grandmother of Daniel and Lindsay NEWTON of Strathroy, and Taylor and Carter FREEMAN of London. Sister of Raymond GETLIFFE and his wife Lorna of London. Sister-in-law of Mac FREEMAN and his wife Donna of Nanticoke, and Florence FREEMAN of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Blaby, England, November 22, 1910, the daughter of the late John W. and Eunice (REST) GETLIFFE, she came to Saint Thomas from London, Ontario in 1930. Winifred was a member of Central United Church and a member of the Wo He Lo Unit of the church. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be held on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to Central United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
FISHLEIGH, Edith (née BACKUS)
At Marian Villa in London on Saturday, June 17th, 2006. Edith (BACKUS) FISHLEIGH of London and formerly of Saint Thomas in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Murray FISHLEIGH (1982) and dearly loved mother of Ted and his wife Carman FISHLEIGH of Saint Thomas; Ruth and her husband Doug DUTRIZAC of London and the late Donald "Wayne" FISHLEIGH (2001.) Predeceased by a brother George BACKUS. Edith is also lovingly remembered by three grandchildren Lisa FISHLEIGH, Doug FREEMAN and his wife Lori and Julie FREEMAN, by five great-grandchildren Blake and Devin FREEMAN; Nick SIMPSON Jordyn and Daulton FISHLEIGH and by a number of nieces and nephews. Edith was born in Malahide Township on March 28th, 1919 to William and Elva (HEGLER) BACKUS. She had worked for many years in the E.C.G. Department of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and was also a member of the Central United Church and of the Seniors Group. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Sparta Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of ones choice.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
NIELSON, Gertrude (LARCHER)
Of London, widow of Hans peacefully passed away on June 24th, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital with family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer in her 80th year. Cherished and devoted mother to Madeleine (Art) LAIR, Norman (Juliana) and Rita. She will be remembered by her grandchildren Roger (Alison) LAIR, Sherry-Lynn (Phil) FREEMAN, William (Kristie) JOLLIFFE, Katherine (David) ADAM/ADAMS, Christopher, Lance and Scott. Known as G.G. to great-grandchildren Siniece, Siara, Brock, Seth, Philip, Damian, William, and Zoe. She is also remembered by her siblings Alertine, Lucille, Gilberte, Bernadette and Rheo. The Nielson family will receive Friends on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service which will be conducted in the chapel at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, June 27th at 1 p.m. with Reverend Pansileta A. ROWBOTHAM, officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-30 published
BROCHU, Carol Ann (née FREEMAN)
Suddenly and surrounded by family, at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus, on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, Carol Ann BROCHU (née FREEMAN) of London passed away in her 71st year. Loving wife of Joseph. Beloved mother of Bruce TROUSDALE, Lorraine GIRARD and her husband Yvon, Margaret WINEGARDEN and her husband Dave, Sharon GROOT- McLAREN and her husband Roy, Leslie SCHERER and her husband Mark, Julie BROCHU and Matthew. Dear grandmother of Damian, Melissa, Randy, Ashley, D.J., Britney, Jamie, Haylee, Holly, Erik, Amanda and Benjamin. Sister of Dennis FREEMAN and his wife Susan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Colleen and her husband Leo, and brothers-in-law Ron and his wife Aline and Jimmy and his wife Marion. Predeceased by her parents Harvey and Catherine FREEMAN. Visitation will be held on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, North, London, where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Carol are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
MUNDAY, Graydon Stephen
Age 81, of R.R.#1 Courtright, passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday September 19, 2006. Beloved husband of Jean (ABBOTT) MUNDAY for 57 years. Loving father of Larry MUNDAY. Cherished grandfather of Stephen and Janet MUNDAY. Dear father-in-law of Susan MUNDAY of Saint Thomas. Survived by his sister Freda and her husband Doug FREEMAN, brother-in-law Hal MacBAIN all of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Stephen and Viola (CHOWEN) MUNDAY, son Wayne (2005), daughters Deborah Lynn (1978) and Wendy Ann (infant) (1959;) sisters Betty LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (2003,) Verena BLAKE (1992,) Ila and Ilene MUNDAY (1924,) Vella MATTHEWS (2002,) Mamie MacBAIN (1999;) brothers Cecil MUNDAY (1971,) Lorne MUNDAY (1985,) Bill MUNDAY (1921) and Robert MUNDAY (1924.) Graydon was a well known and respected Farmer and Builder in the area for many years. He will be sadly missed in the community. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Bridgen on Friday September 22, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday September 23rd at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Jacquie BURNIE officiating. Interment Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
SKINNER, Lis Borre
Peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2006, Lis Borre SKINNER of London in her 81st year. Beloved wife and best friend of Dennis Horrace SKINNER., Mother of Dennis and his wife Jeanette, Ian and his wife Carol and Robert and his wife Donna. Loving grandma to Brian, Elizabeth, Kelsey and Daniel. Dear sister of Ruth FREEMAN. Lis will be greatly missed by all her family and many Friends. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E. (east of Highbury) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Cremation. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society. Many thanks to the wonderful staff in the Intensive Care Unit of University Hospital and Doctor John JORDAN.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
WALLER, Thomas " Tom"
Suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital, London, on Saturday, October 7, 2006, Thomas "Tom" WALLER of London in his 84th year. Beloved partner of Eileen Mitchell and husband of the late Amy WALLER (1997.) Dear father of Kathleen ROY (Carl,) Linda HARDING (late Jerry,) Janet FREEMAN (Joe,) Philip WALLER (Gemma) and Raymond WALLER (Jane.) Dear stepfather of Ron, Diane, Anne and Debbie. Loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his two brothers Bill and Jim. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (10: 00-11:00 a.m.) at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Cordell PARSONS officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers the family ask that you donate to the Royal Canadian legion -- Duchess of Kent No. 263, 499 Hill Street, London, Ontario N6B 1E8.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-20 published
DOREY, Edmund Thomas " Tom"
At home on Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, Thomas DOREY slipped away in his 57th year after a short battle with cancer. Formerly of Nova Scotia but a resident of Ontario and Woodstock for many years, he was employed at Canada Stampings. He will be sadly missed and remembered by his father and mother, Ted and Dot DOREY, all his brothers, sisters and cousins, nieces and nephews, his church family, his co-workers, and all his good Friends. For all their support and compassion, special thanks goes to his dear brothers Allen and Stephen DOREY, his cousin Byron DOREY and his family, Doctor Stacey SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, Trish and the Tavistock Community Health Centre, Wally and Marie EVANS, all of his church family, all of the Community Care Access Centre staff, Libby, Suzy, Cathy, Jan, Aunt Barb and all others that visited and cared. Celebrations of his life will be held at Huron Park Baptist Church, 199 Berwick Street, Woodstock on Friday, October 20th, 2006 at 7: 00 p.m. with Pastor Marc FREEMAN officiating, and next week at the head of Saint Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario (London Health Sciences Centre) may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-30 published
HEDGES, William Henry
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday, October 28, 2006, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Parkwood Hospital, London, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of 61 years of Daphyne (FREEMAN) HEDGES and dearly loved father of Jennifer of Port Stanley, Phil and his wife Margaret of Wyndham Centre and Chris HEDGES of Virginia. Loving grandfather of Becky of Hamilton and Chris and his wife Becky of Wyndham Centre. Dear brother of Louise, Vera and Mabel. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Emily (HASKELL) HEDGES and by sisters Win and Rose and brothers Charles, Al and Archie. Bill is also remembered by numerous nephews and nieces. Bill served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada, England, France, Belgium and Holland during World War 2. He worked Canadian Clarke Equipment until his retirement in 1977. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. followed by a private family service. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Parkwood Hospital, Yarmouth Centre United Church or charity of choice.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
BISBEE, Leslie
Peacefully at home on Saturday, November 11, 2006, surrounded by her family. For 3 years and 3 months Leslie fought the good fight against breast cancer. Born in Ingersoll on May 16, 1953 to Frank and Ruth (HARRIS) BISBEE. Leslie grew up between Ingersoll and the backstretch of Vernon Downs and Batavia where she developed a life long love of Standardbred race horses. The family moved to Woodstock where she attended DM Sutherland and Huron Park Secondary School. She then moved onto University of Western Ontario where she graduated with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy (76) and a Masters in Physio (87). She worked at Victoria Hospital, Saint_Joseph's Hospital then finished out her career teaching at the School of Physiotherapy University of Western Ontario. Leslie was an avid sports fan cheering for her Western Mustangs Football team. She supported her girls in horseback riding, hockey, track and field, rugby, swimming and triathlons all across Ontario. As well, she competed in several triathlons and swimming meets herself. She also enjoyed the solitude of Northern Ontario and spent many of her final days at Toad Hall on the Pickerel River with family and Friends. Leslie is survived by her husband Vernon ROBERTSHAW a Veterinarian in Aylmer and their three daughters Marissa of Guelph, Blaire and Ainslie at home in Aylmer and numerous foals, puppies and kittens rescued through the years. Also survived by her father Frank and step-mother Olive BISBEE of Woodstock, brother Gerald and sister-in-law Sylvia BISBEE, niece Emily, nephew Brett of Half Moon Bay, British Columbia, aunt Evelyn (Harris) BOTTEN and friend Herman BEAUCHAMPET of Langley, British Columbia, father-in-law Herbert ROBERTSHAW, sister-in-law Norma and brother-in-law Fred HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON all of Innerkip, aunt Helen and uncle Bob COLLINS of Ingersoll, cousins Doug (Katie) COLLINS of Ingersoll, Heather (Bill) FREEMAN of Mt. Elgin and Cathy (Guy) KIRBY of Burford and second cousins and step sisters and brother. She was predeceased by her mother Ruth BISBEE. At Leslie's request she has been cremated and no formal funeral will be held. The family will hold a Memorial Service at home on Friday, November 17, 2006 between 1-5 p.m. All family and Friends of Leslie are invited to the Robertshaws for a Celebration of Life well lived. Donations may be made in Leslie's memory to Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, Brest Cancer Research Foundation or the Leslie Bisbee Clinical Bursary for Physiotherapy c/o Maija Craig, Rm. 11, Alumni Hall, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B9 (cheques payable to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario attention Leslie Bisbee Bursary) Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 519-452-3770

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-17 published
BAYNES, Margaret McVicar (née FARRELL)
At Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, November 16, 2006, Margaret McVicar (FARRELL) BAYNES of London in her 87th year. Wife of the late John "Jack" BAYNES (July 2006.) Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret FARRELL, her sister Jessie Kay MERRITT, and her brothers John FARRELL, and William Thomas FARRELL. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews: Margaret June and John HEWITT of London, Janis FARRELL, of Pointe Claire, Québec, Jocelyn FARRELL of Thunder Bay, Robert and Dianna FARRELL of Regina, Saskatchewan, Beverley and Jim FREEMAN of London, David HEWITT and Gudrun THOMAS of Dundas, Stephen and Susan HEWITT of London, Bruce HEWITT and Helena STEINMETZ of London and several grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m., as well as one hour prior to the service, which will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the charity of choice. E-mail condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
EVANS, Gladys (SAUNDERCOCK- WILLERT)
At Huronview on Thursday, November 30, 2006, Gladys (SAUNDERCOCK- WILLERT) EVANS of Goderich in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Leslie EVANS and the late Milton WILLERT. Dear mother of Pat and Donald JEWITT of R.R.#4 Clinton. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Brett and Pamela. Sister of Edna PEARSON of Oshawa. Predeceased by sisters Isabell FREEMAN, Vera SMALE and June DONALDSON. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or North Street United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
DAVIS, James Allen
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Friday, December 8, 2006, James Allen DAVIS, formerly of R.R.#3 Appin, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Christena (BAIN) DAVIS (1999.) Much loved father and father-in-law of Bill and Gwen DAVIS of R.R.#2 Glencoe, Jean Anne DAVIS and Dave FREEMAN of Oakville, Mary Margaret and Brian HAGGITH of Caledonia and Janice DAVIS of London. Very special grandfather of Andrew and Rebecca HAGGITH and Veronica and Jacquie DAVIS- FREEMAN. Predeceased by one brother John and one sister Pearl. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and for the hour prior to the service on Monday, December 11th to be held at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Richard GOLDEN officiating. Interment Appin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Stathmere Lodge or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-04 published
FREEMAN, John " Jack" Herbert
Passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2006 in his 84th year, with his family at his side. A Veteran of World War 2 serving in India as a Pilot Flight Officer attached to the Royal Air Force Beloved husband of Marion for 58 years. Loving father of Douglas and David (Gloria). Proud papa of Lindsay, Michelle, Matthew and Austin. Friends will be welcomed at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-17 published
CYOPECK, John George
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of John at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday April 15, 2006 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Maureen FREEMAN. Loving father of Johnny (Tracy ANDERSON,) Kim CYOPECK- NADAS (Michael,) Paige FREEMAN- CYOPECK, and Alex DJORJEVIC. Dear brother of David (Susan,) Marie MARCH (Steve,) and Georgina STINTON (Late Mike) brother-in-law of Brian FREEMAN (Patti,) and Susan FOSTER (Peter COOK.) John will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends, especially those who helped deliver his dream. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Peel Chapel 2180 Hurontario Street Mississauga from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, and 5-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church 921 Flagship Drive (at Tomken) on Saturday April 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations in John's memory may be made to the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Center c/o Princess Margaret Hospital or Trillium Health Centre-Mississauga.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-08 published
JANTZ, Margaret Retta (née FREEMAN)
Veteran World War 2 Canadian Army Show
Peacefully but unexpectedly at Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence, Kingston, Ontario, on Friday, May 5, 2006, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Doctor John JANTZ. Loving mother of Laurel (Ted MAIN,) Joan Ellen (Robert LEE) and Jeffrey (Monika.) Doting and proud grandmother of Christopher, Leigh, Jay, Irenee and Emma. Survived by her brother James FREEMAN and sister-in-law Ann. She leaves her favourite niece Brenda Lynne. At Margaret's request there will be cremation with no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Hospital For Sick Children or the Kingston Humane Society in Margaret's memory would be appreciated. On line condolences at www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-22 published
McRAE, Donald Mcgregor
Born in Barry's Bay, Ontario November 4, 1915, died peacefully in Barry's Bay May 20, 2006, surrounded by his family. son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.S.L. McRAE of Whitney, Ontario. Beloved husband of Helen McRorie McRAE. Predeceased by his sister Marjorie McGREGOR. Dear father of Janet WEBBER (Mark), Robert (Rachel), John (Val), Catherine FREEMAN (Michael); much loved grandfather of Jamie, Michael and Maggie McRAE; Jenny, Cameron, Duncan and Gill McRAE; and David and Sarah FREEMAN; dear uncle of Catherine McGREGOR (Paul.) From his boyhood, Donald enjoyed trout fishing, hockey, and baseball. In World War 2 he saw combat duty in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was attached to Royal Air Force 102 Squadron as an aerial gunner. Shot down in 1942, he was a Prisoner of War for 33 months and was a member of the tunnelling crew for the 'Great Escape' at Stalag Luft III (Sagan). After the war he returned to Whitney, married and raised his family. In 1968 he succeeded his father as president of McRae Lumber Company. For the last quarter century he enjoyed spending his winters in Florida, where he became an avid golfer; there and in Whitney, he enjoyed the company of family and Friends. Friends may visit at Smith Post Memorial United Church, Whitney on Tuesday, May 23 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Smith Post Memorial United Church, Whitney. Arrangements by Baragar Funeral Home, Bancroft, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry's Bay.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-17 published
SUNDSTROM, Harold Edward " Sonny or Hal," B.Arch, M.R.A.I.C. (retired)
Quietly at home, on June 16, 2006, in his 87th year, while watching the U.S. Open. Beloved husband and life partner of the late Margery Howe SUNDSTROM. Dear brother of Ruth Sundstrom CANDY. Dearest father of Robin SUNDSTROM, Laurel HIGGON, Martha LYNCH, and Penny McLAREN, and cherished father-in-law of Daniel MOTHERSILL, David HIGGON, Barry LYNCH, and Murray McLAREN. Loving grandfather of Barton and Victoria MOTHERSILL, Julia and Stuart LYNCH, and Lindsay McLAREN. Dearest "Uncle Sonny" of Pat JERRED and Susan FREEMAN. Hal was a student at Vaughan Road Collegiate, and a proud old boy of Upper Canada College. Following service in Iceland with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Sonny entered University of Toronto and was a member of the first graduating class of U of T's School of Architecture. He loved buildings and boats, drawing and debate, jazz and playing piano, golf and the cryptic crossword. He was known to all his children's Friends for sleeping in the living room and tap dancing in the kitchen, and was waiting for Carnegie Hall to call about his debut. Hal was a life member of the National Yacht Club, and a founding member of the Group of Twenty and Studio 67. Hal will be deeply missed by family and Friends. His sense of humour and love of a good pun live on in his children and grandchildren. Visitation at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 lights west of Yonge St.), Monday, June 19, 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service at Morley Bedford, Tuesday, June 20, 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-15 published
FREEMAN, Madeline Florence (née AUSTIN)
On July 13, 2006, in her 93rd year, in her daughter's arms at sunset, Madeline left this world to be reunited with her beloved son Graham FREEMAN, husband Patrick, brother Graham AUSTIN, parents Vera and Arthur AUSTIN and a host of other family and Friends. Madeline lived life as if it really mattered and she left a loving and proud legacy for her daughter Patricia MARSHALL, son-in-law Tom MARSHALL and daughter-in-law Susan FREEMAN, as well as for her much loved grandchildren Jennifer MARSHALL (husband Ron LOPES,) Sarah MARSHALL (husband Graeme BOON,) Christopher MARSHALL, Ashley FREEMAN and Michael FREEMAN. She is also survived by her brother Douglas AUSTIN of Calgary, an extended family and a network of Friends who all loved her and will cherish the memories of Madeline's unique, imaginative and loving spirit. Remembrances can be made to the Writer's Union of Canada, the Writers' Development Trust or to Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers A celebration. of Madeline's life will be held on Thursday, August 24th at a location to be determined. Arrangements by A.W. Miles.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
Leslie YEO, Thespian (1915-2006)
British-born actor who arrived in Newfoundland to start his own theatre company went on to star at the Stratford Festival and to run the Shaw Festival
By Unnati GANDHI, Page S9
Toronto -- Every Sunday afternoon for as long as anyone can remember, Leslie YEO would be in his tiny Toronto kitchen, sleeves rolled up and apron tied on, cooking up a feast for a small group of family and Friends.
For that one evening, no matter what problems he faced during the rest of the week, traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding were always served, the good china was always out and pleasant conversation always flowed.
"Are you sure those potatoes are done?" Mr. YEO, an actor and theatre director whose career spanned 60 years and who was best known for his role as alcoholic Elwood Dowd in the stage play Harvey, would jokingly ask his wife Grete, as he hovered about in the kitchen.
The weekly dinners were such a hit that Mr. YEO's actor friend, Eric House, was a staple around the family dinner table every Sunday for 20 years. "It was a small kitchen, and very busy. But it was a good time," Mrs. YEO said this week. "Sundays were always a good time."
Putting others first and keeping them entertained came naturally to Mr. YEO, whether it was at home with his family, on stage at the Stratford Festival, on television screens across the country or in films such as Canada's first full-length feature film The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964), based on the novel by Brian Moore and starring Robert Shaw as an out-of-work Irish immigrant who moves to Montreal with his wife (Mary Ure), and teenage daughter (Libby McClintock) in hopes of a better life.
"He loved an audience," Jamie YEO, the actor's son and only child said. "It kept him going."
But the drama in Mr. YEO's life began long before he performed in more than 500 roles and helped establish one of the country's most reputed theatre companies.
Leslie James YEO was the second of four sons whose parents, Sibyl and Fred YEO, operated a modest men's wear store in Swindon, Wiltshire, a small town that lies between Oxford and Bristol. However, the effects of the First World War still lingered in much of Britain and the shop went bankrupt in 1929, causing the household to split up. Fourteen-year-old Leslie found himself having to leave school to work for Spratt's Patent Limited, a dog-food manufacturer, where he earned 25 shillings a week. He ended up designing the logo for the company, which is used to this day.
The stress of just barely surviving led the young man to take odd jobs in advertising in London's West End. By 21, he was on the staff of Lord and Thomas, "a small agency with big billings." The West End at that time was also a centre of gambling in London, however, and he began skipping out with Friends to place bets on fights and horse races. Not surprisingly, his work suffered.
"Creative juices find it hard to flow when there's a 5 o'clock deadline and you're worrying about which horse won the 4: 30," he wrote years later in his 1998 autobiography A Thousand and One First Nights. "I began to wonder how much longer I would be able to keep from my employers what I could no longer hide from myself: That I was horribly close to becoming an addicted gambler."
He got a hold of himself and quit gambling. To deal with the withdrawal symptoms, he revisited an old hobby and began attending drama classes. It wasn't the first time. At 10, he had played a rabbit in a local Swindon production of The Arcadians. "I immediately fell in love with the leading lady, who was all of 25 and quite irresistible with her dainty pillbox hat perched atop her jet black Eton crop," he recalled in his book. "When the cast picture came out, I put an X just above the pillbox and slept with it under my pillow for weeks."
Meanwhile, in London, Mr. YEO went from being an extra for amateur theatre companies to playing leading roles in larger stage productions. But the Second World War forced the government to close all theatres for a time and in 1940 he enlisted in the Royal Air Force as a wireless operator who, because of colour blindness (he could not distinguish red, green or brown), was assigned to ground stations.
He sent and received Morse code messages for five years. When peace was declared, he reunited with his first love of drama in London. And with the ring of a telephone, his life changed completely.
John Gabriel, a resident director at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, where Mr. YEO often acted, called to ask if he would like to join his company going to Newfoundland. "I didn't like to tell him I hadn't the faintest idea where Newfoundland was&hellip I said 'Yes, of course,' and I hared round to the local reference library for an atlas."
The theatre company hit hard times, however, and, having already experienced difficult financial times, Mr. YEO knew better than to stay with an outfit that was fast losing money. Soon after arriving in Saint_John's in 1951, he started up his own London Theatre Company in Saint_John's, where he profitably churned out 26 stage plays in 26 weeks and launched the careers of dozens of Canadian actors.
But even with the success that he saw, he never lost his ability to see a real bargain. On a trip back to West End London, Mr. YEO happened to walk by an old theatre that was throwing out its seats and replacing them with new ones. His friend Laurie Freeman said he immediately had the weathered chairs shipped back to Newfoundland.
Installed in the London Theatre, the seats served for six seasons, worn down by full house after full house. In all, he presented 107 different productions -- 39 of them in period costumes -- each with a full stage set and every one of them mounted within a week. The playbill included six major classics including two Shakespeare productions, six musical revues and five full-length British pantomimes.
But in 1957, anticipating the effect of television on live theatre audiences, Mr. YEO gathered up his courage, disbanded the company, and moved to Toronto with his wife, stage actress Hilary VERNON, and son Jamie.
He soon found work at the Stratford Festival, by then in its fourth season, and over the years acted in dozens of stage plays in such roles as Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and the Earl of Warwick in Saint Joan.
In 1979, Mr. YEO became artistic director of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, where he performed in many productions. More importantly, Laurie FREEMAN recalled, he "brought it out of the red and into the black in one season." There, he also directed The Corn is Green and The Importance of Being Earnest.
He was also known on television and in the movies. He appeared in The Twilight Zone (1988) as Doctor Eugene Murrich; The Littlest Hobo (1983) as Mayor Oliver Cruickshank; Street Legal (1988-1993) as both the president and Judge Bodner; and in Bye Bye Blues (1989) as Kate Reid's husband. Among his most recent roles was an episode of Cold Squad in 1998.
But his all-time favourite role was that of Elwood Dowd in Harvey, an alcoholic who drifted through life accompanied by a six-foot-tall invisible white rabbit named Harvey. Nobody ever saw Harvey except Elwood, who always asked for two chairs at restaurants and ordered two of everything. The role was also a favourite of actor James Stewart, who made a movie version in 1950.
Mr. YEO so identified with the part that when he overheard that Christopher Newton, then creative director at the Vancouver Playhouse, planned to switch the final play of the company's season to Harvey, "I felt that somebody had stuck a dagger into me. I spun him round quite fiercely and told him that he couldn't possibly do Harvey without me."
Of course, Mr. YEO found a way to make it back to Vancouver seven months later for the run.
Although he never achieved the status of playing leading roles in major Canadian productions, the legacy Mr. YEO left is of a different kind. His son Jamie, 50, recalls a man who cared about the lives and finances of other actors. They were underpaid and overworked. Mr. YEO spent years helping to found the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists Fraternal Benefit Society, now guaranteeing retirement benefits and medical insurance for more than 21,000 performers across the country.
His supportive nature extended far beyond the acting realm. "I remember the phone ringing off the hook at home," Jamie recalled. "He would get phone calls from people just wanting to talk about things going on in their life."
It wasn't unusual for Mr. YEO to drop whatever he was doing and go and meet with that friend or relative to hear them out. "He's bailed Friends out from jail -- including my Friends who didn't want to call their own parents. Or he would go and help someone fix something in their basement."
Leslie YEO always knew how to enjoy a good laugh, good company, and good scotch. As Elwood Dowd, his favourite character, once said: "I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whoever I'm with."
Leslie James YEO was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, on May 29, 1915. He died of brain cancer on September 14, 2006, in Toronto. He was 91. He leaves his James and his second wife Grete. His first wife, Hilary VERNON, died of cancer in 1973.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-26 published
BURNIE, Michael Alexander
Suddenly, on October 24, 2006 at Toronto General Hospital, due to complications after heart surgery, at age 46. Beloved son of Janet BURNIE and the late John Byron BURNIE. Loving brother of Stephen BURNIE and his wife Jackie GELINEAU, Margaret BURNIE, and Anne TRAVERS and her husband Jim. Dear uncle of Graham TRAVERS. Lovingly remembered by dear friend Lisa FREEMAN and by cousin Jonathan DONALD and his wife Donna. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday, October 26 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service at Saint Thomas's Anglican Church, 383 Huron St. (south of Bloor St. W.) on Friday, October 27 at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Canadian Marfan Association, Centre Plaza Postal Outlet, 128 Queen St. S., P.O. Box 42257, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 4Z0 would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
RUBY, Julia Mary (née ROSS)
Peacefully at her home in Oakville on January 20, 2006, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of A. Walling RUBY and sister of Anne LEAKE. Predeceased by her son Ross RUBY. Much loved and most loving mother of Julia FOSTER (Robert), Jan RUBY (Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON), Joanna RUBY, Victoria RUBY (Howard FREEMAN) and Mary RUBY (Wood HILL.) Cherished grandmother of Robert (Jenny,) Simon (Melanie,) Joanna and Jessica FOSTER; Sarah and David ARMSTRONG; Brooke and Ross FREEMAN; Julia and Isabel RUBY- HILL; and great-grandmother of Robbie. Loving aunt of Rae ZIMMERMAN, Andrea, Lisa and Martha LEAKE. Julia grew up in Toronto and attended Bishop Strachan School. She graduated from McMaster University (B.Sc.), where she met Walling. Outside of her family life, Julia devoted herself to many charitable and not-for-profit organizations, but none more than the Young Women's Christian Association. Her involvement began with War Service Overseas and was stationed in Edinburgh and London. She served as President of the Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, President of the Young Women's Christian Association Canada and, for a number of years, was a Canadian member of the Young Women's World Council, which began her involvement with African and other third world countries, through many organizations. The Family extends a special thank you to her extraordinary caregiver, Hanna GULCZ, for her compassion and kindness. A fund has been established at the Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, to honour and continue Julia RUBY's life long work for the safety and betterment of women and girls. Contributions will be gratefully received and may be made to: The Julia M. Ruby Fund, Young Women's Christian Association Toronto, 80 Woodlawn Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1C1, or by phone at 416-961-8101 Ext. 352 or on line at ywcatoronto.org. Respectfully, no flowers thank you. A Memorial Service will be held on February 9th at 2: 00 o'clock at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, north of St. Clair Avenue. Areception will follow.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
GURMAN, Lawrence William Joseph
Suddenly on Monday, January 23rd, 2006, Lawrence GURMAN, in his 48th year. Survived by his mother Johanna. Loving father of Robert, Andrew and David. Sadly missed by his sisters Joan, Susan and her husband Dan GRAHAM, and Diane and her husband Geoff FREEMAN. Fondly remembered by Sherry, nieces, nephews, extended family and Friends. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Friday 10 a.m. until Service Time in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
FREEMAN, Helen (née PARSONS)
Peacefully at Richmond Hill Leisureworld on Wednesday February 15th, 2006, in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Morris (of the Toronto Transit Commission). Dear mother of Brian and his wife Margaret. Loved by grand_sons William (Julie) and Jeffrey and great-grand_son Wayne. Treasured sister of Donald (Edie) PARSONS of London, Ontario. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Special thanks to the nurses and caregivers at Leisureworld Richmond Hill and Bethany Lodge. Visitation on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Friday February 17th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment York Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-02 published
FREEMAN, Alice
Passed away peacefully at Centenary Hospital on March 31, 2006 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Bob. Loving mother of Joanne (David BULLIED,) and Gary (Roberta.) Cherished grandmother of Kyly-Lynn (Charles), Michelle, Kristin, and Grant. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, on Monday, April 3, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
FREEMAN, John " Jack" Herbert
Passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2006, in his 84th year, with his family at his side. A Veteran of World War 2 serving in India as a Pilot Flight Officer attached to the Royal Air Force Beloved husband of Marion for 58 years. Loving father of Douglas and David (Gloria). Proud papa of Lindsay, Michelle, Matthew and Austin. Friends will be welcomed at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice. Condolences - www.rskane.ca

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
CYOPECK, John George
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of John at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday April 15, 2006 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Maureen FREEMAN. Loving father of Johnny (Tracy ANDERSON,) Kim CYOPECK- NADAS (Michael,) Paige FREEMAN- CYOPECK, and Alex DJORJEVIC. Dear brother of David (Susan,) Marie MARCH (Steve,) and Georgina STINTON (late Mike) brother-in-law of Brian FREEMAN (Patti,) and Susan FOSTER (Peter COOK.) John will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends, especially those who helped deliver his dream. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street Mississauga (Hwy. 10 N. Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, and 5-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church 921 Flagship Drive (at Tomken) on Saturday April 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations in John's memory may be made to the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre c/o Princess Margaret Hospital or Trillium Health Centre-Mississauga.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
FREEMAN, Ffrench Arthur
Peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 15th, 2006 at the age of 81. Ffrench will be sadly missed by his family: Annis, Erlinda, Monica, Dawn, Gail, John, Michelle, Chantel, Nicole, Eloise, Eric, Earl, Roy, Merrick, Steve, Christine, Cindy, and all his extended family. Friends may call at Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main Subway) 416-698-3121, on Friday, April 21st, 2006 from 12 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
SKINNER, Thomas Harry (1913-2006)
Born in London, England, Harry SKINNER of Hamilton, in his 93rd year, died peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Beloved husband, of 53 years, of the late Milly SKINNER. Survived by his cherished companion Marion HOOVER and her family. Loving father of Vincent and his wife Mary FREEMAN; Lawrence Marion MacINTYRE and her husband Brian; and Andrew and his wife Elizabeth (Chuffy) CAMPIN. Dear grandfather of 13, Michelle MURPHY and husband Steve, Suzanne SKINNER and partner Ross, Christopher and Paul FREEMAN; Harry and Jessica SKINNER; Ross, Lori and Craig MacINTYRE; and Andrea, Jennifer, Erica, Benjamin, Jeffrey and Jillian SKINNER. Great-grandfather of Liam and Julia MURPHY. Dear uncle of Brenda LEAR and husband Bill. Harry graduated from the Fleet Street College of Art in London, England. In Hamilton, as Art Director of Russell T. Kelley Advertising, he was well known for his work on such accounts as Dofasco, Stelco, Jaguar, Firestone and the City of Hamilton. His logos for Hamilton Place, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton-Wentworth and Jackson Square are still visible and recognized. Harry's enjoyment of life and travel was reflected in his many landscapes, florals and portraits. Resting at the M.A. Clark Funeral Home, 567 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton. Visitations Thursday at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Clark Chapel Friday, April 28 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Mount Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Harry will always be treasured and loved by his family.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
DAWE, Colleen May (formerly FREEMAN, née METCALFE)
Left for home, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 27, 2006. Sweetheart and wife of William "Bill". Amazing mother of Terri-Jane STAPLETON, Richard FREEMAN, Arthur FREEMAN, Jackson FREEMAN, along with their spouses. "Grama FREEMAN" was treasured by her 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitations Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Service Monday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W. For donations in her honour, contact (416) 767-1176.

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