GIBEAULT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
LANDRY, Fernand " Fern" Ronald
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, May 5th, 2006. Fernand "Fern" Ronald LANDRY of Wallacetown in his 56th year. Beloved husband of Linda Marie (LOREFICE) LANDRY and dearly loved father of Terry and his wife Erin LANDRY, Iona and Laura and her husband Jason KASPERSMA, Strathroy. Dear brother of Donald and his wife Diane LANDRY, Welland; Claude and his wife Linda LANDRY, St. Catharines; Lucien and his wife Lorraine LANDRY, Coniston; Diane and her husband Jonas STEAD, Newfoundland, Sue LANDRY, Hanmer; Jean LANDRY and her partner Calvin MOGGY, Blind River; Marie LANDRY, London; Lucille and her husband Dennis GIBEAULT, Garson; Gerald LANDRY; Garson and Leo and his wife Cindy LANDRY, Brantford. Fern is also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Cole LANDRY and Abigail KASPERSMA and by a number of nieces and nephews. He was born November 24th, 1950 in North Bay to Leo and Theresa (LECUYER) LANDRY. Fern was a self employed Dumptruck driver and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He loved fishing and was a huge Nascar Fan (especially Tony Stewart). Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow in London. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Liver Foundation, the Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.

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GIBEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
GIBEL, Andrew Anthony (February 1, 1934-January 21, 2006)
Sadly we announce the passing of Mr. Andrew "Andy" GIBEL, C.A., in the Cardiac Care Unit in Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital. Predeceased by his only brother Joe and lovingly remembered by his forever blessed and thankful son Tim. "Unc" will be sorely missed by nieces and nephews Paul (Sandra), John (Lori), Anne Marie, Francine and Peter (Janice) and their wonderful children whom he always tried to spoil: Daniel, David, Emily, Mark, Stephen, Scott, Joseph, and Jenna. Andy will always be remembered by Ann and her sisters Gail BARTON and Jill TAILOR/TAYLOR (Bill,) niece Rene, and nephews Craig (Eddy) and Bob. Always close to the Church, Andrew's caring spirit will also be missed by friend Reverend Barkley, and having met him will always touch Nicolette, Tim's loving girlfriend. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 27th at Church of Our Lady at 10: 30 a.m. Following the interment at Marymount Cemetery, a reception will be held at the Fellowship Lounge of the funeral home. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society (for which he was a dedicated volunteer), or a charity of your choice. Donations can be made at the funeral home or condolences: www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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GIBERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
RUSSELL, Darlene Ellen (née PIKE)
Peacefully at her home on Jericho Road on Saturday, June 17, 2006, Darlene Ellen (PIKE) RUSSELL in her 53rd year. Beloved wife of John Wayne and loving mother of Katherine and Martha. Predeceased by one daughter Nicole (1989). Cherished daughter of June (Riley) and Wilfred PIKE. Beloved sister of Christina and Ronald BROWNLEE, Steven and Mary PIKE, Stephanie GIBERSON- KIRBY and David KIRBY, and Brian and Lisa PIKE. Dear granddaughter of Agnes RILEY and daughter-in-law of Eleanor and Mac (1984.) Sister-in-law of Wendy and Walter JOHNSON, also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, Thedford for visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Thedford at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Catharine ASCAH officiating. Interment Pinehill Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint Paul's Anglican Church greatly acknowledged.

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GIBERSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-04 published
GIBERSON, Garfield Manzer
On Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, Garfield Manzer GIBERSON, age 89 of Sarnia passed away at Marshall Manor in Sarnia. Loving husband of the late Eva (LICKFOLD) GIBERSON (1997,) dear father of daughters Diane GIBBONS (Max FREER) of Sarnia, Carol GIBERSON of Oakville and Maureen ISREALS (Fred) of London and sons Barry GIBERSON (Diane) of Mooretown and Brian GIBERSON (Janet) of Unionville, grandfather of Carla BOLTON (Paul,) Justine LOADER (David,) Michael ISBER (Carol), Aaron ISBER, Scott COOLMAN (Jodie), Amy LANDERS (Paul,) Mark GIBERSON, Dale GIBERSON, Laura GIBERSON and Nicole GIBERSON, great-grandfather of Julie and Jenna BOLTON, Tyson and Victoria PARKER, Tatum LOADER, Holly ISBER, Madison COOLMAN and Benjamin and Jacquelyn LANDERS, brother of Kenneth (Pete) GIBERSON, Wendel GIBERSON, Fred GIBERSON and Vernon GIBERSON. He was predeceased by his father Frank Garfieled GIBERSON (1958,) his mother Helen Estella (WRIGHT) GIBERSON (1983,) sisters Frances and Madeline GIBERSON and brothers John, Arthur and Burton GIBERSON. Several nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive. Mr. GIBERSON was a veteran of World War 2 and a Petrolia resident for many years before moving to Sarnia. Funeral services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 5W9) on Wednesday, December 6th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillsdale Cemetery in Petrolia. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday between the hours of 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Memorial gifts to Pathways Health Center for Children (1240 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, Ontario., N7S 2Y6) would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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GIBERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
DAVIES, Millicent Mae
Peacefully at home on Thursday, January 12, 2006 in her 78th year. Millicent, beloved wife of Kenyon. Loving mother of Michael and his wife Jan CANDACE and her husband Terry FRYETT, Derek and his wife Stacey and Kathleen and her husband Allan MORGAN. Proud grandmother of Jennifer and Carly. Dear sister of Mildred GIBERSON. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (north east corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway, 905-727-5421), Aurora, from 11 a.m. till the time of the service at 12 noon on Monday, January 16, 2006. Private family interment. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBICAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
GIBICAR, Alois
Peacefully, at Scarborough General Hospital, on Saturday, January 14, 2006, in his 77th year. Alois, beloved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Elizabeth, and Robert and his wife Maria. Granpa will be cherished by Isaac, Adam and Chiara. Dear brother of Maria. Alois will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy), from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church (Kennedy, south of Eglinton). Interment Christ The King Cemetery. In memory of Alois, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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GIBLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-14 published
GILLESPIE, Doris Violet (née SCOTT)
Died peacefully and with dignity on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at Scarborough Grace Hospital in her 92nd year. Loving wife of the late Thomas GILLESPIE and mother of Joan BROWNLOW (Art,) Tom GILLESPIE (Mary), Eleanore LEWIS (Gary) and Robert GILLESPIE (Barbara). Doris will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren: Karen WATSON (Randy) Scott GILLESPIE (Laurel) Doug GILLESPIE (Tara,) Diane MASON (Glenn,) Lynda HENRY (Peter,) Laura LEWIS (Len GIBLIN) Gordon LEWIS (Melinda), Robyn GIJBELS (Marcel), Neil GILLESPIE, (Debbie) and by her 19 great-grandchildren to whom she was affectionately called "G.G.". She is survived by her brothers, Bill SCOTT and Clarence SCOTT, and many nieces and nephews, all in Midland, Ontario. Doris was an accomplished golfer and curler. She golfed and curled at Scarboro Golf and Country Club. She had many successful bonspiels, most notably, she skipped a team to the Ontario Championships. Although golf and curling were her passions, she will be fondly remembered by family and Friends for her love of Christmas. Doris was affectionately nicknamed "Mother Christmas" and started her shopping and decorating as soon as Halloween finished. The family would like to thank her "Home Instead" caregivers, Kathryn and Shirley and the wonderful staff on 3D at the Scarborough Grace Hospital for their compassionate care. The funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Saturday, September 16th at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto, Ontario M4A 3E2 and would be greatly appreciated.

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GIBSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-22 published
GIBSKI, Juan
Peacefully, on January 20, 2006 at the Credit Valley Hospital at age 65. Beloved husband of the late Eva. Dear father of Ingrid and her husband Jozef PEC, Walter and his wife Natalie, and Ivan and his wife Ann. Cherished Dido of Svetlana, Erik, Natasha, Alexander, Laryssa, Christian and Lola. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.), from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3625 Cawthra Road (south of Bumhamthorpe Rd.), on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-15 published
LEWIS, Muriel Isabel
Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2006, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Beloved wife of Gordon E. LEWIS, Muriel will be lovingly remembered by her children Helen and her husband Allen McKEACHNIE and by Robert and his wife Frances LEWIS. Dear grandmother of Cory, Gordie and Sandra. Muriel is survived by her sister Kay MacKEY and brother Robert GIBSON. Predeceased by her two infant daughters and sister Nina HOMER. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at the Fawcett Funeral Home - Creemore Chapel, 182 Main Street, at 2 p.m. with visitation commencing 2 hours prior to the service. Spring interment in Badjeros. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Friends may sign the register book or leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
GIBSON, Betty (formerly MURPHY, née MITCHELL)
Entered into rest in Sudbury Regional Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006, Betty (MURPHY) GIBSON in her 86th year. Betty (MITCHELL,) beloved wife of the late Kenneth MURPHY and the late Joseph GIBSON. Dear mother of Dianne (Don) McVICAR and Jim (Beth) MURPHY both of Hanmer, Rob (Ruth) MURPHY of Sharon and Jack (Ruth) MURPHY of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Scott (Lisa), Steven (Nicole), Valerie (Al), Erin (Todd), Jason (Melissa), Kristin (Dave), Katie Jesse, Amanda, and Sean. Great-grandmother of Ashley, Jack, Kiersten, Abby and Ty. Survived by a brother Colin (Doreen) MITCHELL, a sister Nancy MacDONALD, two sisters-in-law Gene (Ted) LATREILLE and Kae MITCHELL. Predeceased by her twin brother Jim MITCHELL and a sister Alma HUGHES. Visitation took place Monday afternoon and evening at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Alliston Union Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-29 published
STRONG, Elwood James Edwin
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday March 27th, 2006. Elwood James Edwin STRONG in his 72nd year. Father of Trish, Leigh, Angie, Vicki, Tina, and Katherine all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by sisters, Leona GIBSON, Marjorie EDMONSTONE, and Eleanore MORRISON. Respectfully honouring his wishes, cremation will take place but no open service will be held. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation if so desired.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-18 published
SMITH, Pauline Gibson (née TIMCHUK)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Meaford, on May 15, 2006 at the age of 87. Pauline Gibson SMITH (née TIMCHUK) of Thornbury, formerly of Kimberley. Beloved wife of the late Morley J. GIBSON and the late Milne SMITH. Loving mother of Carole McBRIDE (Kenneth) of Victoria, British Columbia, and Joan BEAUDRY (Bernard) of Iroquois, Ontario. Devoted grandmother of Paula McBRIDE (Donald,) Bob GORDON (Julie), Jamie BEADLE (Steve), Carolyn CONRAD (Brian) and Ian GIBSON. Proud great-grandmother of Joss McBRIDE. Sister of Nancy MAGOON of Honolulu, Hawaii. Companion of Hugh ASHTON of Thornbury. Predeceased by brothers Steve, Bill and Michael, and sisters Mary, Tina, Faye and Annabel, and step-son Howard GIBSON. Friends may call at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Friday from 6-8 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Saturday May 20th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Manitoba. If desired, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-07 published
STRANG, Alexander “Alex” Thomas
Of Chesley passed away in Oshawa on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in his 70th year. Loving husband and friend of Lila McKAY. Cherished father of Elaine (Gary) GIBSON of Bowmanville, Linda (Harold) KLICH of Oshawa, and Terry (Debbie,) Alex (Michelle,) and Tim (Julie) all of Newfoundland. Loving grandfather of nine grandchildren. Survived by his mother Lillian STRANG of Lawn, Newfoundland as well as two sisters and seven brothers. Predeceased by his father of Thomas STRANG and brother Thomas. Cremation has taken place with interment to follow in Lawn, Newfoundland. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be made through Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-21 published
JOHNSON, Carl " Shorty"
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Friday, October 20th, 2006. Carl (Shorty) JOHNSON, of Owen Sound, in his 81st year. Dearly beloved husband of Dorothy BELL- JOHNSON (née MAXWELL.) Loving father of Bill JOHNSON and his wife, Karen Ann and Tim JOHNSON, both of Owen Sound. Proud grandfather of Bradley JOHNSON and his wife, Kristen, of Shallow Lake and Anthony JOHNSON, of Ottawa. Carl is lovingly remembered by his step-children, Douglas BELL and his wife, Ann Marie, of Port Elgin, Betty ROBERT and her husband, Paul and his three step-grandchildren, Marc, Jeremy and Melissa ROBERT, all of Milton. Carl will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Alma JOHNSON and his first wife, Isobel JOHNSON. Predeceased by his brother, Earl JOHNSON and his sister, Kay GIBSON. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Carl (Shorty) JOHNSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 23rd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Auxiliary or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
FULTON, Grace Lillian (née MOLSON)
At Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, January 1, 2006. Grace Lillian FULTON (née MOLSON,) 81 years, of Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia and formerly of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Alex FULTON (1978.) Dear mother of Connie and John JEPSON of Vancouver, British Columbia, Terry and Barbara FULTON of Petrolia, Brian FULTON of Sarnia and Sandra and Gary GOW of Cranbrook, British Columbia. Dear grandmother of Heather, Jason, Shaun and Christopher FULTON and step-grandmother of Adrienne, Erica and Andrew WARDER. Dear Sister of Melville and Marie MOLSON of Pembroke, Barbara and Bob ERB of Kingston and Joan MOLSON of Ottawa. Predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Patricia FULTON (1994.) The funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation from 12:30 p.m. to service time. Reverend Dr. Robert M. GIBSON will officiate. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the St. Paul's United Church Building Fund. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-11 published
ARNOLD, Wilbert " Bert"
Surrounded by loving family at London Health Sciences Centre -University Hospital, on Tuesday, January 10th, 2006, Wilbert "Bert" ARNOLD of London, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Elsie ARNOLD (1981.) Dear father of Joy and Bob GIBSON of Belleville, Donna and Len SHIPLEY of London, and Don and Connie ARNOLD of Port Stanley. Loving grandpa of several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Bert was a well known jeweler in London on Clarence Street for many years. The funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, January 12th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bert are asked to consider charity of your choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-11 published
GIBSON, Fred E.
Passed away at Clinton Public Hospital on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 in his 80th year. Loving husband of 47 years of Ann (SHADDOCK) GIBSON. Dear father of Bill and wife Marianne of Clinton and Mary and husband Tom McGINNIS of Kitchener. Predeceased by son Robert in infancy. Dear grandfather of Sam, Quinn, Amy and Cindy. Survived by brother Joe and his wife Isobel of Seaforth and sister-in-law Helen and her husband Vern GRAY/GREY of Sarnia as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-12 published
GIBSON, Fred E.
Of Tuckersmith Township passed away at the Clinton Public Hospital on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 in his 80th year. Loving husband for 47 years of Ann (SHADDOCK) GIBSON. Dear father of Bill and wife Marianne of Clinton and Mary and husband Tom McGINNIS of Kitchener. Predeceased by son Robert in infancy. Dear grandfather of Sam, Quinn, Amy and Cindy. Survived by brother Joe and wife Isobel of Seaforth and sister-in-law Helen and husband Vern GRAY/GREY of Sarnia, as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation, Ontario Street United Church or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-22 published
GIBSON, Elsie May (WILKINSON)
Peacefullly, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Friday, January 20, 2006 Elsie May (WILKINSON) GIBSON formerly of Lucan in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late John Alex (Dean) GIBSON (February 2005.) Dear aunt of Glenis and Brad KING of Clinton, Murray and Gayle GIBSON of Coolidge and Arizona and Karen MacDONALD of Fort Macleod, Alberta. Predeceased by a sister Sarah GODFREY. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan, one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 11 a.m. with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Cremation with interment Wroxeter Cemetery. Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences my be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
RICHTER, Phyllis Jeanette (GIBSON)
Peacefully, at her residence on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Phyllis Jeanette (GIBSON) RICHTER of R.R.#2 Parkhill passed away in her 73rd year. Loved dearly by her husband Bruce RICHTER. Beloved mother and sadly missed by her children Elaine (Gary) FAULDS of Arkona, Mike (Bonnie) RICHTER of Surrey, British Columbia, Sheila (Dave) WATSON of Parkhill, Joyce (Don) ARRAND of Kerwood, Theresa (Donald) RIDLEY of Wyoming and Tammy (Bill) NICHOLS of Strathroy. Greatly missed and dear grandmother to Brent, Bryan, Brad, Trisha, Craig, Jeremy, Chad, Jeff, Derek, Kassie, Matt, Olivia, Brody, Jessie, Nathan, Charlie and Laura. Great grandmother to Belle, Mya, Katelin, Kyle, Kole and Logan. Funeral service to be held Friday, January 27, 2006 at Gilpin Funeral Chapel in Forest at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation on Thursday, January 26, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment at Arkona Cemetery to follow with Reverend Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association greatly acknowledged.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-03 published
GIBSON, Donald J. " Don"
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Mr. Donald J. "Don" GIBSON of London passed away in his 69th year at Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, January 31, 2006. Best friend and loving husband for 41 years to Jill GIBSON. Father, friend and mentor to Brad GIBSON and Craig and Angela GIBSON. Loving Papa to Katie, Steven and Tyler. Predeceased by his daughter Jeanne Elizabeth GIBSON. Survived by many brothers and sisters. Don's profession was a combination of refinishing wood floors and bowling lanes. A memorial service will take place at Forest City Bible Church (1889 Wonderland Road North) on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial donations envelopes for the London Regional Cancer Centre and other charitable organizations will be available at the church. (Memorial Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519) 452-3770).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
NAPPER, Ernest " Ernie"
At Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Monday, February 6, 2006. Ernest (Ernie) NAPPER, 92 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Helen Thompson NAPPER and the late Eva (née CURRAH) (1980.) Dear father of Gerald and Lynda NAPPER of Petrolia. Dear grandfather of Kevin and Jewel NAPPER and Brian and Stacey NAPPER. Dear step-father of Delmar and Karen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Petrolia, Darryl and Debbie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and the late Douglas (1995) and Carol of Petrolia. Dear brother of Dorothy BRAIN of Petrolia and the late Betty McCAW. Dear step-grandfather of Wayne and Bonnie, Todd and Jen, Heather, Jeff, Jason and Amanda, Dennis and Charlotte, Melanie and Blair and Crystal. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Dr. Robert GIBSON of St. Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or St. Paul's United Church. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
McCHARLES, Oliver
Peacefully at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Oliver McCHARLES, 93 years of Petrolia and formerly of Kincardine and Lucknow. Loving husband of over 71 years to Marion (née McGILLIVRAY.) Loved father to Donald and Marie McCHARLES of Blenheim, John and Mary Anne McCHARLES of Petrolia, and the late Allan McCHARLES (1976) and his wife Jean McCHARLES of Oakville. Beloved grandfather to Susan and Kenny, Karen and Adam, Gregg, Scott and Jane, Heather and Dean, Ryan and Stacey, and Matthew and seven great grandchildren. Mr. McCHARLES farmed in Ashfield Township his entire life. Visitors will be received at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 11: 30 a.m. to 1: 15 p.m. the funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Interment in Ripley Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be left by cheque to the St. Paul's United Church Building Fund. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-09 published
GIBSON, Stanley " Stan"
In loving memory of our husband and father, Stanley (Stan) GIBSON, who was killed in a traffic accident in Goderich, 50 years ago today, on March 9, 1956.
The day is remembered and quietly kept,
No words are needed, we'll never forget.
Love and great memories always, Helen and daughter Patricia DURNFORD.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-09 published
VILLALTA, Stuart Michael
Unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 after celebrating his 14th birthday. Cherished and adored son of Michael and Lynn. Beloved grand_son of Donald and Marilyn GIBSON of Petrolia and Sergio VILLALTA of Harcourt, and Giovanna VILLALTA of Toronto. Stuart will be dearly missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Stuart was an eighth grade student at Annette Street Public School and will be forever remembered by his fellow students and teachers. Stuart was a huge sports fan, loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and enjoyed playing the guitar. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Avenue, (at Howard Park) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1 o'clock. If desired, in Stuart's memory, remembrances made to the Blue Water Health C.E.E. Foundation in Petrolia would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
AYEARST, Mary Elizabeth (née HECKMAN)
73, of London (formerly of Saint Thomas) died at peace in the arms of her daughter on Thursday, March 9, of multiple myeloma. Born in Orange, California, she moved in infancy to Saskatchewan with her family after a frightening earthquake in California. Eventually they settled in Fingal, when her father joined the Canadian Air Force during the war. Mom had an independent and adventurous spirit and instilled the best of those qualities in her three children. She not only gave us our wings, but the courage to fly. A softie who carried spiders outside to freedom and couldn't bear to trap a cottage mouse, she could also move Heaven and Earth to stand up for her kids or the rights of others. Mom always cheered for the underdog -- with the notable exception of favourite golfer Tiger Woods -- and her great sense of style had her constantly redecorating the homes of Friends and family. Her creative and artistic talents found a natural outlet in pottery and works from her studio adorn homes across Ontario, as gifts and through sales at galleries and charity auctions. In later years she was also a travel guide, escorting tours of the exotic and the mundane and often accompanied by her dear sister June. She took groups to Europe and the U.S. but also slogged through day trips to baseball games and shopping malls. And, it remains a mystery how well she could lead a trip to Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay yet get hopelessly lost with her sister while driving to meet family in Florida. She was never afraid to learn new things and late in life became an Internet junkie, messaging family and Friends around the globe with letters and photos. She even came to own pirated music CDs, for an eclectic taste that ran from Lyle Lovett to B.B. King. Mom treasured summers at her Bogie's Beach cottage, especially the times watching her grandchildren at play. They grew up there in the same carefree way that her own kids did during their summers at her Mom and Dad's home in Indiana -- with tons of adventure and smothered in love. Mom was a stickler for loving us all equally, although in individual ways matched to our personalities. (At Christmas, the value of our presents would be exactly the same to the point of adding a trinket or two to balance things.) She was extremely proud of "how you kids turned out," as she would often say, pointing to Steve and his wonderful family, her cherished relationship with Liz and John's love sent continually from a thousand miles away. Mary is survived by her three children John (Flor-Anne), of Amethyst Harbour near Thunder Bay; Steve (Maura) and their children Josh, Jordan and Danielle, of Barrie; and Liz ROBB (Ted,) of London. Also surviving are brother Glen (Pete) HECKMAN and his wife Estella of Elkton, Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cherished friends and soul mates Naomi GIBSON, Audrey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Marianne FISHER also survive. Predeceased by her husband John (Pat) in 1982, parents Pete and Beryl HECKMAN, sister June FILLMORE in 2003 and brothers Robert and Jackie in infancy. Cremation has taken place and at Mom's request there will be no funeral service. A visitation to celebrate Mary's life, will be held Saturday, March 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. N., in London. Mom was very grateful to Liz's employer, a registered charitable organization, for allowing her the flexibility to address Mom's needs during the lengthy illness. In recognition of that and in lieu of flowers, we would be grateful for donations made to: Hutton House Foundation, 654 Wonderland Rd. North, London N6H 3E5. Tax receipts will be issued. Aunt June will be waiting in Heaven to guide her on their next adventure -- but first Mom will probably want to redecorate the place. Rest in peace, dear heart.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-12 published
Local history his passion
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter, Sun., March 12, 2006
Raymond CRINKLAW travelled the world but it was his Westminster Township roots that became his passion.
And that's why many Lambeth-area residents paid their respects to him after he died in late February at the age of 91 in a London nursing home.
"It was his prodding that got us going," said Marian WELDON of the founding of the Westminster Township Historical Society in "We're really missing him now," said WELDON, secretary of the society. CRINKLAW was the society's founding president.
"We're compiling a history of Delaware and Westminster townships now and Raymond's knowledge and memories would be invaluable."
His contribution to local history is already huge because of the research he left to posterity, including documents donated to the society by his daughter, Janet GIBSON, who lives in Sutton, said WELDON.
The heritage room at the Lambeth public library is full of materials collected, organized and written by CRINKLAW, said Doris MONTGOMERY of Delaware, known as Doris BOND during her long career as a Lambeth librarian.
"Raymond was a tireless researcher and a familiar figure at our library."
CRINKLAW painstakingly poked through newspaper archives, municipal and church records and even cemeteries, she said.
He could be wilful, but also committed his own resources to projects, said local historian Fred ARMSTRONG.
"He subsidized some publications out of his own pocket and kept scrapbooks of interesting materials."
His research blossomed into the writing of newspaper articles, essays and publications on the early days of Byron, Talbot Road, Glanworth and Westminster Township.
To complement the written word, he commissioned artist George Rickard to render pen and ink drawings.
CRINKLAW's legacy included service to the community as reeve and deputy reeve of the township, as a Middlesex County councillor and member of the Lower Thames River Conservation Authority, said David MURRAY, former Westminster mayor.
He was also active in the Lambeth Optimist Club and Masons, said MURRAY.
"He had an endless curiosity about all aspects of Masonic history, as well as the township where he was born and raised."

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-19 published
GIBSON, Paul Arthur
In loving memory of our dear son, brother, and uncle, who passed away March 19, 1998.
Death can never separate those who are bound together by the ties of pure love.
Deeply missed and lovingly remembered Love Mom, Dad, Lynn, Alan, Jacob and Kristin.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
BAVERSTOCK, Beatrice May (née KELLEY)
A resident of Dresden, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2006 at the C.K.H.A. Public General Campus, Chatham at the age of 81. Born in Chatham daughter of the late John and Margaret BURNETT) KELLEY. Beloved wife of 65 years to Howard BAVERSTOCK. Loving mother of Margaret EVANS, Marion GIBSON both of Dresden, and Steven and Dawn BAVERSTOCK of Windsor. Loving grandmother of Brian, Carol Lee, Michael, Shawn, Meghan, Tim, Jordan and Amber. Sadly missed by great-grandchildren Jake, Derek, Bailey, Emily, Myles, Cameron, Collin, and Aden. Dear sister of Alva HAWGOOD of Dresden, Leonard "Pete" and Margaret KELLEY, Norman and Ann KELLEY all of Thamesville. Also survived by a sister-in-law Alta BAVERSTOCK of Bothwell and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son-in-law Bill EVANS. The Baverstock family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden (683-4444) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Elder Jim PERRITT of the Community of Christ Wabash officiating assisted by Evangelist Allan BADDER. Interment Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Alzheimers Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. "A tree will be planted in memory of Beatrice Baverstock in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
PARSONS, Frances " Fran" Elizabeth (née GIBSON)
Born 08 October 1926, died 20 March 2006 in her 80th year, at Clinton Public Hospital. Fran owned and operated a knitted clothing and cottage industry in Goderich for many years. Wife and partner to George PARSONS, Benmiller, Ontario. Daughter of the late George and Mary (née RICHARDS) GIBSON and stepdaughter of Myrtle GIBSON. Big sister to Doug and Theresa of Toronto, Melville "Pete" and Marg of Prescott, Bill and Libby of North Bay. Mother of Doug and Margo of Renfrew, Andrew and Barb of Bancroft, Leslie and Skip STAPLES of North Carolina. Granny Fran to Camie, Katie, Alison, Alex and T.C. Great Grandmom to Findlay and Grace. Aunt to many nieces and nephews in North America and friend to many in Goderich, Renfrew and Toronto. As per Fran's wishes, there will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. Friends may sign the Book of Condolences at www.mccallum-palla.ca McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich 519-524-7345.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
KNEE, Violet Marina (REID)
Of Exeter Villa, formerly of Centralia peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in her 67th year. Loving wife of Percy KNEE for almost 50 years. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Larry GIBSON, Perry and Nina KNEE and Darlene and Bill VAN BERGEN all of Centralia and Wallace KNEE of Saint Marys. Loving grandmother of Peter GIBSON, Tina and Christian PRÉMONT, Crystal KNEE and friend Ian GAWEL, Ryan and Justin KNEE, Jeremy and Jeffery VAN BERGEN and Jessica and Jacklyn KNEE. Great-grandmother of Merrick PRÉMONT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harold and Laura REID, Doug and Eileen REID, Wallace and Linda REID, Sam and Jackie REID, Mundon and Glennis REID and Audrey and Peter STOYLES of Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Lilly REID, infant brother Cyril and infant sister Evelyn, infant twin grand_sons, brothers-in-law Harry WARREN and Seymour KNEE and sisters-in-law Norma REID and Lillian KNEE. Many nieces and nephews will remember Violet. At Violet's request, cremation will take place and there will be no funeral home visitation or service. The family would appreciate expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Exeter Villa for the special care given to mom while she was there. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-18 published
WILKINSON, Mary Margaret (née STRANGWAY)
Age 61 of Courtright, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Cancer on Sunday April 16, 2006 at Blue Water Health, Palliative Care Unit, Norman Site, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Duncan WILKINSON. Loving mother of Daniel WILKINSON, Brights Grove Kristina (Marty) DEWHIRST, Brigden; Teresa (Jason) JAPP, R.R.#1 Brigden. Dear grandmother of Devin DEWHIRST and soon to be Jason and Teresa JAPP. Dear sister of Shirley GIBSON, Sarnia; Don STRANGWAY, Corunna; Ron (Bonnie) STRANGWAY, Oil Springs. Survived by brother-in-law Isaac HILL, Sarnia; cousins Raymond (Frannie) DENNIS, London in-laws Bob (Anne) WILKINSON, Camlachie; Beverley (Richard) WILSON, Mount Brydges; Jack (Julie) WILKINSON, Belle Vallee, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Orville and Margaret (GIBB) STRANGWAY, sister Jacqueline HILL. Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Brigden on Wednesday April 19, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service on Thursday, April 20th at 11: 00 a.m. Debra McGILL officiating. Interment Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Courtright United Church or charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Verna (née O'HARA)
At Bluewater Health -- Mitton Site, Sarnia on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Verna STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (née O'HARA,) of Petrolia in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late Howard (1979). Will be missed by her daughter Dorothy McDONALD of Sarnia, her son John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and friend Angela of Wyoming, her grandchildren, Jim SPROULE and Angela MELNYK, Lisa and Doug WINDOVER, Janelle and Alan HULL, Jelissa STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Ian McCORMICK and Jordan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Joanna, and her great-grandchildren Kennie SPROULE, Joey WINDOVER and Owen and Ryan HULL. She is also survived by her brother Dick O'HARA of Petrolia. She was predeceased by a son, James (1968,) a son-in-law George McDONALD (2005,) and her sister-in-law Mary O'HARA (2006.) Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
FORD, Harvey
At his residence, on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Harvey FORD, 72 years, of Petrolia. Harvey worked for Canada Bread and then for Purity Dairy. Harvey was predeceased by his wife, Jean (née WAGNER) (2000) and his parents, Pat and Barbara FORD (née McLEAN.) Harvey will be missed by his son Randy and Joan FORD of Petrolia and his grandchildren, Nadine FORD and her fiancé Philip HILL and Brandon FORD and friend Chantielle MacFARLANE. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Care Access Centre or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
GIBSON, Eleanore Viola (CARSON)
Of Listowel, formerly of Wroxeter, passed away Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 at Listowel Memorial Hospital. Born in Gorrie on February 8th, 1924, Eleanore was in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Art GIBSON. Dear mother of Arthur GIBSON and his wife Cyndy of London, Ronald GIBSON and his fiancée Darlene HOUSTON of Belmore, Marcia GIBSON of London and Louise PAYNE of Gorrie. Loving grandmother of Andy, Rikki, Jessi, Jake, Devin, Corbin, Dillon, Jennifer, Cheryl, Janine, Yvonne, David and Monika and great-grandmother to Alexandra, Olivia, and Julia. Also loved by her sisters-in-law Reta CARSON of Kitchener, Margaret CARSON of Brockville, Agnes BURK/BURKE of Wingham and Laura GIBSON of Listowel. Predeceased by her brothers Richard and Norman. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Gorrie Visitation Centre of the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 2050 Victoria Street, Gorrie. The funeral will be conducted from Wroxeter United Church, 1090 Centre Street, Wroxeter, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff HAWKINS officiating. Burial in Wroxeter Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Wroxeter United Church, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
ROGERS, Fred
At Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Fred ROGERS, 85 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Annie (née HUMPHRIES) (2001.) Dear brother of Doreen SISSON of Shelton, Connecticut. Dear uncle of Doreen and Walter HERTEL of Marco Island, Florida, Nancy and Paul BAKER of London and Mary Ann and Robert DUNN and Larry and Karen HUMPHRIES all of Strathroy. Special friend of Rick and Debbie WOLSEY of Petrolia. Fred served his country during World War 2 with the 12th Field Regiment, the 16th Battery Artillery, 3rd Division. Visitors will be received at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 12 noon to 1: 00 p.m. when a Royal Canadian Legion Br. #216 Memorial service will be held, followed by a funeral service, with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton or the Legion Poppy Fund. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-30 published
ROLLO, Margaret Helen (née HENDERSON)
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Margaret Helen ROLLO (née HENDERSON) after a courageous battle with cancer at Parkwood Hospital with her family at her side on Friday, May 26, 2006. Born February 12th, 1924 to Tom and Laura HENDERSON (deceased.) Predeceased by her brother Tom HENDERSON Jr. and brother-in-law Murray GIBSON. Margaret leaves to mourn her husband of 58 years and love of her life, William ROLLO; and their precious children Randy and his wife Susan of Calgary, Eric and his wife Patti of Sarnia, and Pamela of Vancouver. Cherished grandmother to seven grandchildren; Aaron, Jennifer, Tobias (fiancée Lindsay), Jesse, Seana, Michael and Samantha, as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Evelyn GIBSON, and her children Terry, Derek, and Sheryl, and their families. Margaret was active in Sarnia with the Polymer Glee Club, and her Sorority before moving on to Montreal with dad's transfer with Dow Chemical. They delved into the culture and cuisine of la belle province. Mom joined the Montreal Chapter of the Sweet Adeline's and of course continued her love of fashion and shopping in Montreal. After 10 years in Montreal they retired to London where she continued singing with the local chapter of Sweet Adeline's, joined the new comers where the bridge games were bountiful. She kept busy in the summers playing golf. In her travels with dad she met many wonderful people who were deeply connected to her with the love of life, laughter and sense of humour. The family extends a sincere thank you to their daughter's employer for graciously giving Pamela a leave of absence to be there for the care of her mom and also her dad during this trying time. We would also like to sincerely thank the palliative team at Victoria and Parkwood for their wonderful care of mom during her journey with cancer. A special thanks also to the wonderful volunteers in Parkwood Palliative Care. Please join us in a Celebration of Life in the style of how she lived and loved, at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, June 9, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret are asked to consider the L.H.S.F. -- Cancer Centre, Palliative Care at Parkwood or the Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Association. I learnt a new word today, One that I could live without The word is metastasized It left me without any doubt The pneumonia they treated her for Was not the case My Mom has cancer We could not win the race.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-07 published
BROHMAN, Florence (née STRONG)
93 years, of Petrolia, passed away at her residence, on Friday, April 28, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Edward (Ted) BROHMAN (1978.) Dear mother of John BROHMAN and Theresa BENNETT of Vancouver and Mary Ellen BROHMAN and Nicholas MYMKA of Petrolia. Loving grandmother of Jay and Isabella BROHMAN and their mother Holly KELLER of Vancouver. Daughter of the late Effie and Ernest STRONG of Maberly. Dear sister of Irene (the late Robert) KIRKHAM of Perth, Ernestine (the late Ormand) HOPKINS of Ottawa, Willard and Almina STRONG of California, and the late Harold and Dorothy STRONG of Maberly. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with interment of cremated remains in Ayr Cemetery. A service to remember the life of Florence BROHMAN will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, Petrolia, on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Ted Brohman Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be arranged by calling the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
DANCE, Raymond Evans
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Raymond Evans DANCE of R.R.#7, Aylmer in his 78th year. Beloved husband of 56 years to Betty (SHACKELTON) DANCE. Dear father of David DANCE and wife Karen of Lyons, Dianne BOLTON and friend Don GIBSON of Heidelberg, Charles DANCE and wife Brenda of R.R.#7, Aylmer and Marcia GARTLY and husband Scott of Belmont. Loved by his grandchildren John DANCE and wife Denice, Trisha CRINKLAW and husband Vern, Sheri WEESJES and husband Jason, Jamie DANCE and wife Jennifer, Cheryl AARTS and husband Richard, Scott DANCE and wife Jessica, Stacie, Stephanie and Shaylene GARTLY. Great grandfather of Avery and Devin DANCE, Jack, Callaghan and Dana CRINKLAW, Benjamin and Allie WEESJES, Alida and Katelyn DANCE, Regan and Nathan AARTS. Predeceased by his sister Marion BURCH and her husband Robert. Born in Brantford on November 30, 1928, son of the late Carlton and Hazel (EVANS) DANCE. Raymond owned and operated Dance Transport for many years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 27, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Christine CHARLTON, officiating. Donations to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Emergency Department would be appreciated. Online condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-09 published
GIBSON, Blanche
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge on July 7, 2006, Blanche GIBSON with her family at her side in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Austin GIBSON (1971.) Survived by her children Bill and Val GIBSON of Strathroy and Tom and Marg GIBSON of Strathroy. Remembered by grandchildren Janna and Todd BAKER of Strathroy, Mike GIBSON of Strathroy, Brad GIBSON of Port Moody, British Columbia, Brent GIBSON and friend Sarah MADER of Ottawa and great granddaughter Kiera BAKER. Survived and predeceased by many loving brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Sunday, July 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 10th with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy-Caradoc Fire Department/Strathroy Station (23 Zimmerman Street, Strathroy, N7G 2G8) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Blanche.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-15 published
GIBSON, Lenore (COOKE)
At London Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, Lenore (COOKE) GIBSON of Goderich in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Glenn GIBSON and the late Ross COOKE. Dear mother of Paul and Patty COOKE of Auburn, Kim COOKE of London. Loving grandmother of Lucas, Kelly, Jessica. Sister of Maxine STONE of Listowel. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday morning at 11: 00. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to Lupus Ontario or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolence at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
PEGG, Keith
Peacefully, surrounded by family, at Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Friday, September 15, 2006. Keith PEGG, 61 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Lynn (née McHATTIE.) Loving father of Kelly and Bill VAN RUITENBURG and Sherry Alexander (Lee CHARLTON) all of Petrolia. Precious grandpa to Justin and Camy VAN RUITENBURG. Beloved son of Dorothy and the late Albert PEGG (1992) of Petrolia. Also survived by a beloved sister, Shirley JOHNSTON and Don WORKMAN of Petrolia, a sister-in-law, Gail VEINOT of Sarnia and several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Doctor Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Private interment of cremated remains in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of symapthy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Arthritis Society or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. The Washington Masonic Lodge #260 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, will hold a memorial service on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
GIBSON, " Betty" Elizabeth Finlayson
Peacefully, at Meadow Park Nursing Home, on Sunday, October 1, 2006, "Betty" Elizabeth Finlayson GIBSON passed away in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Duncan GIBSON (1982.) Mother of James, Duncan and Fiona. Grandmother of Ian, Fraser, Stewart, Matthew, Megan and Katie. Betty and Duncan were longtime organizers for the Clan Douglas Pipe Band and Betty worked many years for the Catholic School Board. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Gail SCHNARR officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. GIBSON.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
DROPE, Jean Victoria (née McCAUSLAND)
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Monday, October 2, 2006. Jean Victoria DROPE (née McCAUSLAND,) 86 years, of Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Harold DROPE (July 4, 1997.) Dear mother of William Harold DROPE of Petrolia. Dear sister of Helen McCAUSLAND of London. Dear aunt of Cathy McCRAE of London. Also survived by a nephew, Keith DROPE and predeceased by a sister, Mary McCRAE (1996,) a sister-in-law, Erma STRANGWAY, a niece Helen ANNETT and a nephew, Murray DROPE. Also survived by several cousins. Jean was a retired teacher, having taught for the public school system in Petrolia, Sarnia and Plympton, Enniskillen and Sarnia Townships. Visitors will be received on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church, Petrolia, officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condelences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
DOERKSON, John Thomas
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, October 6th, 2006, John Thomas DOERKSON of London in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Hazel K. (KILLBY) DOERKSON. Dear father of Gary DOERKSON and his wife Lynda and Brenda DE FOREST and her husband William all of London. Predeceased by his daughter Karen RAMEY, his brothers Clare and Fred DOERKSON and his sisters Marg GIBSON and Tannis GESSEL. Also loved by his twelve grandchildren and his 3 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
KOEHLER, Keith M.
At his home on Thursday October 5, 2006, Keith M. KOEHLER of Woodstock in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Carolyn (née GIBSON) KOEHLER (1995.) Dear father of Paul of Montreal and Bill and his wife Wanda of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Sarah and Caitlin KOEHLER both of Woodstock. Predeceased by his sisters Donna GABRIS, Betty CHRISTIANSEN and by his brother Ronald KOEHLER. He was the last surviving member of his own family. Keith was a gifted carpenter and an avid builder and flyer of his radio controlled airplanes. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Tuesday October 10, 2006 from 7-9 p.m., where the complete memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-08 published
GIBSON, Amy Doris, R.N.
Peacefully passed away, surrounded by family at Sprucedale Care Centre on November 6, 2006 at the age of 86. Amy was much loved by her husband of 61 years Clarence (Hoot) GIBSON and daughters Gail MacCARL (Ray,) Jane GIBSON, Patricia BROWN (Robert.) She was a loving grandmother to her 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Amy was a proud and wonderful nurse at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for over 35 years, having graduated from the Strathroy Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. Amy was lovingly cared for by the staff at Middlesex Terrace in Delaware and the many kind caregivers at Sprucedale Care Centre in Strathroy. The family truly appreciates the love and kindness shown to them and especially to Amy during her stay in these homes. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated in Amy's memory. Amy will be resting at the Denning Brothers Funeral Home, at 32 Metcalfe St. Strathroy, Ontario where the family will receive Friends on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Strathroy United Church at 1: 30 on Thursday, November 9, 2006 with a private interment to follow at the Strathroy Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a memorial to Amy.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
SOUTHCOTT, William Larry " Blues"
Passed away after a brief illness peacefully in his sleep on Friday December 8th 2006 at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital. Beloved father of Janina (Brent) GORDON, Lindsey SOUTHCOTT and Will HORNBY. Grandfather of Emma and Iain GORDON, also friend and former wife Debbie. son of Joyce SOUTHCOTT and brother to Chris, Darlene and David. Thank you to Sandy GREENE, forever treasured in our dad's heart. We would like to acknowledge dad's good Friends at CGS Moore Air, and we know he'll be missed by his good buddies Bobby GIBSON and Erick BALINT. All are welcome to share in a celebration of Dad's life, to be held on Tuesday December 19th at 7: 00 p.m. at Dom's Downtown, 22 Academy St. St. Catharines (905-688-4202). "Let the clutch out Dad!"

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
GIBSON, William Gordon
At Parkwood Hospital on Sunday December 10, 2006, William Gordon GIBSON, of Metcalfe Township, Canadian Forces Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers retired, in his 75th year. A Veteran of the Korean War, he served Canada well. Survived by his beloved wife Carol GIBSON, his son Michael GIBSON and his daughter-in-law Cynthia and his grandchildren Kathleen and Lauren GIBSON. Also survived by his sisters Gladys CLEAVELY, Marie CLEAVELY and Jean CORY. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in the spring of 2007. As expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 617 Wellington Street, London N6A 3R6. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (519-433-5184), in care of arrangements.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
SOUTHCOTT, William Larry " Blues"
Passed away after a brief illness peacefully in his sleep on Friday December 8th 2006 at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital. Beloved father of Janina (Brent) GORDON, Lindsey SOUTHCOTT and Will HORNBY. Grandfather of Emma and Iain GORDON, also friend and former wife Debbie. son of Joyce SOUTHCOTT and brother to Chris, Darlene and David. Thank you to Sandy GREENE, forever treasured in our dad's heart. We would like to acknowledge dad's good Friends at CGS Moore Air, and we know he'll be missed by his good buddies Bobby GIBSON and Erick BALINT. All Friends old and new are welcome to share in a celebration of Dad's life, to be held on Tuesday December 19th at 7: 00 p.m. at Dom's Downtown, 22 Academy St. St Catharines (905-688-4202). "Let the clutch out Dad!"

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GIBSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-07-11 published
GIBSON, Blanche
Peacefully, at Strathmere Lodge, on July 7, 2006, Blanche GIBSON, with her family at her side, in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Austin GIBSON (1971.) Survived by her children Bill and Val GIBSON of Strathroy, and Tom and Marg GIBSON of Strathroy. Remembered by grandchildren Janna and Todd BAKER of Strathroy, Mike GIBSON of Strathroy, Brad GIBSON of Port Moody, British Columbia, Brent GIBSON and friend Sarah MADER of Ottawa, and great-granddaughter Kiera BAKER. Survived and predeceased by many loving brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews. Friends called at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, in Strathroy, on Sunday, July 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 10 with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Charles SEED officiated. Interment followed, Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy-Caradoc Fire Department/Strathroy Station (23 Zimmerman Street, Strathroy, Ontario N7G 2G8) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Blanche.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-05 published
WILSON, John Wallace
In Memory Of John Wallace WILSON January 27, 2006
The wife and family of John Wallace WILSON would like to sincerely thank our caring family, Friends and neighbours for their kindness and support during the sad loss of a dear husband and father. A heartfelt thanks goes to Wallace's sister Phyllis and her husband Walter POWER and his brother Robb and his wife Lily and their daughters Val and Joan for their never-ending dedication and support to the family, over the past 9 years. Special thanks and appreciation to those who gave beautiful flowers, generous donations to the Hospice Georgian Triangle and the General and Marine Hospital, thoughtful cards, and kind messages of sympathy. Many thanks goes to Doctor D. WATKIN and Doctor T. KATAI for their caring and compassion and many house calls over the years and Marjori of Majors Pharmacy whose help was always appreciated and also the kind nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital who helped us in our loss. We would like to thank all those who were able to attend the visitation and the funeral service and to recognize Wallace's life. Special thanks to those who contributed to the ceremony, Rev. Julia MORDEN, Rev. Lynda GRAHAM and Rev. Chris COSTEROUS for their kind ministrations and comforting service, George CLARKE for his compassionate words, Stacey WILSON for her inspiring verses, and Ruth CURRIE for her beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace". Thank you also to the Red Cross and St. Elizabeth Homecare, especially Roberta SCHARUDA, Barb BEAMISH, and Yvonne WEBB for their wonderful care and support over the years, also the Hospice Georgian Triangle for their never-ending care of Wallace during his many visits, also Elizabeth GIBSON who was always there for us and was a great comfort to Wallace in his final days, also the McCartney Family, The House Family, and Donato Family with wonderful gifts of food. Not forgetting Franco "The Barber" who made house calls to cut Wallace's hair. The Ladies of Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian church for the wonderful lunch they provided after the ceremony, our heartfelt thanks to everyone. Finally, our sincere thanks goes to Shawn and Paula DAVIDSON and the staff of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for their professional, sensitive and personal service that helped us through this difficult time. "Rest in Peace". Sincerely, Ivy WILSON, John and Stacey WILSON, Wendy DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS.
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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
KEEFE, Grace Edith (née WHEELWRIGHT)
Passed away peacefully at Post Inn Village, Oakville, on February 8, 2006 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas (1989). Devoted mother to Judy (Gerry WEATHERHEAD) and Peter (Jackie.) Cherished grandmother of David CRAIG (Kate,) Jennifer and Natalie. Great grandmother to Lily CRAIG. Step grandmother to Brian and Sandy WEATHERHEAD. Step great grandmother to Noah and Levi. Sadly missed by her sisters, Betty PULLEN and Barbara GIBSON and her brother John (Isabel) and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Grace's devoted friend, Candace, for all her loving care. Thanks also to the caring staff at Post Inn Village. Memorial service to take place on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oakville Humane Society, 445 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7S8 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-27 published
MULQUEEN, Duke
(Old Boy of Upper Canada College, Retired Employee of B.D.C.)
On Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Wyndham Manor in Oakville, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Kathleen. Affectionate stepfather to John Paul HOPKINS. Survived by his sister Pamela GIBSON and her husband Gordon. He will be sadly missed by many family and Friends both here in Canada and in England. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Oakville Humane Society, 445 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7S8 would be appreciated. Arrangements made with the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, Oakville (905-844-2600). Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place MULQUEEN on the subject line.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
GIBSON, Margaret Louise
After a brief but courageous struggle with cancer, Margaret Louise GIBSON died on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital, at 57 years of age. She leaves behind her son Aaron, who was blessed to be present for her final 2 weeks of life; his wife Jennifer, whom she loved dearly; her grandchildren: Logan, Drew and Ayden of whom she was so proud; and her 3 sisters: Dana, Lenore and Deirdre. Also her faithful and life-long Friends: Shirley, Morris and Bob. Margaret was an accomplished Canadian author. She published five collections of short stories and a novel. All this despite dealing with mental illness for most of her life. Margaret was co-winner of the City of Toronto Book Award in 1977 for The Butterfly Ward and won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award for Opium Dreams in 1998. The film Outrageous (1977) is based on her story Making It. A custody battle with her husband inspired a television movie, For the Love of Aaron (1995). She was predeceased by her parents Dane and Audrey GIBSON. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road, (west of Victoria Park Avenue) 416-698-2861 Toronto on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will take place in the chapel on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1639 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6. The family invites Friends and relatives to sign Margaret's Book of Condolence at www.sherrin-funeral.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
POWELL, Harry H., Major
(Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) of Blue Jay Farm, Ossossane.
Born in Preston, Ontario on October 3rd, 1914. Died peacefully at Leacock Nursing Home in Orillia on Friday, March 10th, 2006 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Eugenie POWELL (née MacDONALD.) Lovingly remembered by his eight children: Elaine GIBSON of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Donald (Ive) of Toronto, Mary SAJECKI (Edward) of Mississauga, Anne ROSS (Jamie) of Orillia, Frances RENNIE (Don) of Ottawa, Patricia HARTMAN (John) of Lafontaine, John (Kim) of New Zealand and Joan MacMILLAN (James) of Ossossane Beach, and his 21 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna PAWELKO, his sisters Kaye and Josephine, and his brothers John and Frank. Major POWELL faithfully served his country for 31 years, including overseas for the entirety of World War 2, and with the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon, 1958-1959. After retiring from the military, he designed and constructed a home in the country and became a gentleman farmer. He was a lover of nature and keenly interested in protection of the environment. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Sunday March 12th from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Perkinsfield on Monday March 13th at 3 p.m. Spring interment at Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Midland. If desired, memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Special thanks for the empathy and care shown by the staff of the Leacock Nursing Home.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
Margaret GIBSON, Writer: (1948-2006)
Author of Opium Dreams and The Butterfly Ward produced works of singular vision, writes Sandra MARTIN. It was an intense and brilliant output that was too often sidelined by the march of mental illness
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
There were many Margaret GIBSONs and all of them were complicated. She was like a prism that could shimmer with refracted brilliance one moment and then fracture into dangerous shards the next. As a writer, she was like a foreign correspondent reporting from the front lines of insanity, taking readers places where most of us have never been in collections of stories such as The Butterfly Ward and Sweet Poison, screenplays such as Outrageous, Ada and For the Love of Aaron and in her only published novel, Opium Dreams, which won the Chapters/Books in Canada first-novel award in 1997.
Although she self-diagnosed as autistic after she read Donna Williams's memoir, Nobody Nowhere, Ms. GIBSON was probably a paranoid schizophrenic. In one of her "good" periods in the early 1990s she described what it felt like to have a mental illness. "It is not so much that madness… is a muddied eyehole, but rather it is seeing things too sharply, clearer than clear, a light that fills up your eyeholes and is, in the end, blinding with its visions."
Ms. GIBSON worked with some top literary editors, including Ellen SELIGMAN at McClelland and Stewart, Phyllis BRUCE at Harper Collins and Barry CALLAGHAN of Exile Editions. "All writers write out of their experiences, but this was like an open vein," said Mr. CALLAGHAN. "If ever a writer in this country hit on the terrors that seem to strike at women who are defenceless and vulnerable," it was Ms. GIBSON. " She was frightening in her presence and she was frightening in her work because she was really in touch with the madness that was loose inside herself" and by extension, in "metropolitan life." "Losing the words" to describe her terrors was often a signal that her illness was on the march again. And that made knowing Ms. GIBSON a desperate struggle to keep her afloat without being sucked into the whirlpool that was her life. As her loyal friend, Shirley FLAVELLE, said: "She was a 24/7 girl. You could only live with her when you were young."
Margaret Louise GIBSON was the second of five children of Bell Telephone engineer Dane GIBSON and his wife Audrey (neé McCULLOUGH.) She grew up on a small rural property on what was then the eastern edge of Scarborough, Ontario, on land her father, an air force tail gunner in the Second World War, had been able to buy with a veteran's grant. Her older sister Dana was bright, gregarious and an excellent student. Her twin sisters, Lenore and Deirdre, were a younger playful unit. Margaret, or Margie as her family called her, was the solitary dreamy one.
"We were a typical Canadian family except that there was one daughter who was always ill, her whole life," said Deirdre GIBSON, a planner. Margaret GIBSON herself once said that "colours hurt" when she was a child. "A leaf was a kaleidoscope," she said. "Starting kindergarten damn near killed me. But I was never lonely I'm a one-piece band." Puberty is difficult for most adolescents but for Ms. GIBSON it was catastrophic. Always withdrawn, she started slashing her arms and eventually attempted suicide. She spent about a year at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario, experiences that she would later use as a trigger for her fiction. After she was released, her parents sold the beloved family property and moved to a housing development so she could start "over again" in a fresh environment.
The new school was even more disaffecting than the old one, but Margaret did make Friends with two alienated classmates, Shirley FLAVELLE and Craig Russell EADIE. He later became well known as the female impersonator, Craig RUSSELL. A bisexual, he was addicted to drug and drinks and died of an Aids-related stroke in 1990.
In September of 1971, Ms. GIBSON married Stuart GILBOORD, a young man she had met briefly six years earlier through her father. "She was damn interesting to talk with," Mr. GILBOORD said, adding that she was an attractive woman who wore heavy makeup as a defence against the world. Their son Aaron was born on November 22, 1972.
At the time, Ms. GIBSON's psychiatrist was encouraging her to write as therapy. "I would come home from work and we would talk for three or four hours about her writing," said Mr. GILBOORD. Her concentration was all-consuming and obsessive and she used phrases that were brilliant, but the process was "draining."
Mr. GILBOORD took some of his wife's stories to a script supervisor he knew at TVOntario. She showed them to Michael MacKLEM of Oberon Press in Ottawa. Ms. GIBSON's stories subsequently appeared in Oberon's annual Best Canadian Stories anthologies and in a solo collection, The Butterfly Ward, under her married name, Margaret Gibson GILBOORD. (She and Mr. GILBOORD, who now works for a call centre, divorced when their son was a toddler.)
Reviews were exultant. William FRENCH, then literary editor of The Globe and Mail, described her as a "writer of burning intensity and rare vision, an accomplished explorer of hidden caves of the mind." This debut shared the City of Toronto Book Award in 1977 with Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle.
Meanwhile, Ms. GIBSON's story Making It (from The Butterfly Ward) about her Friendship with Craig RUSSELL was made into the low-budget film Outrageous. Starring Mr. RUSSELL as himself and Hollis McLAREN as Ms. GIBSON, it was the hit of the 1977 Toronto film festival.
Former Chatelaine editor Rona Maynard was a young writer at Flare magazine at the time. Intrigued by both Ms. GIBSON and The Butterfly Ward, she began writing a profile of the "hot" writer. "She had a deep Lauren Bacall voice, kohl-rimmed eyes, an air of world-weary glamour," smoked long black cigarettes in a holder and "had a burning passion for language unlike anything I have ever seen," said Ms. Maynard.
The two women became Friends, but when the profile was about to be published, Ms. GIBSON had her lawyer send a threatening letter to the magazine, and "so she dropped out of my life." At the time, Ms. GIBSON was also immersed in a bitter custody battle with her former husband. She turned some of that experience into Sweet Poison, a collection of stories published by Phyllis Bruce at HarperCollins. Another story was turned into the television movie, For the Love of Aaron.
Mr. GILBOORD provides a convincing anti-story to Ms. GIBSON's claims of abuse, saying that he and his father-in-law were in constant communication with each other and with child-welfare officials trying to protect Aaron and manage Ms. GIBSON's erratic behaviour.
"She tried the best she could to raise me," said Aaron GILBOORD, who is now 33 and living with his wife and three sons in Manitoba, where he works as a juvenile counsellor with young offenders. He left home when he was 16, but remained in touch with his mother and his father. Ms. GIBSON wrote a poem about her son, when he was 5, saying in part, "and to phone the doctor when I a.m. crazed and always you bring my pill bottles/offering them up with renewed hope each time." The poem appeared in Aurora: New Canadian Writing, edited by Morris Wolfe. By the late 1980s, Ms. GIBSON was living in a subsidized unit in a housing co-op. That's how she met her second husband, Juris RASA, an architectural draughtsman who was living in the same development. Apparently, she showed up at his door one day to ask for bandages because her fingers were bleeding from banging on the keys on her typewriter. Eventually, they moved in together and married. He helped her learn to use a computer and to make the transition from short stories to the longer form of the novel.
Her literary Friends, including the late Timothy Findlay and his partner, screenwriter William Whitehead, and journalist June Callwood helped her get grants to support her writing and introduced her to agent Dean Cooke, who agreed to represent her in the early 1990s. He believes that Mr. RASA made it possible for her to write Opium Dreams, the novel that Ellen Seligman published at McClelland and Stewart.
"I was always amazed by her stamina and staying power because I anticipated the editing of the book would be hard for her," said Ms. Seligman, who came to treasure their long conversations on the telephone. "I think writing sustained her, more so than any other form of nourishment."
The novel was a literary success, but Ms. GIBSON was sinking again into mental illness. She and Mr. RASA separated in the late 1990s after she repeatedly accused him of trying to murder her. He died about a year ago. Ms. Maynard had reconnected with Ms. GIBSON in the mid 1990s during one of her many episodes of instability and formed an unofficial support group with Mr. Cooke, Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Callwood. "She was getting farther and farther away from reality," said Ms. Maynard.
About four years ago, Ms. GIBSON was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. She was seeing an oncologist, but stopped chemotherapy, probably because she was afraid of the side effects of her complex combination of medications.
Margaret Louise GIBSON was born in Scarborough, Ontario, on June 4, 1948. She died of metastasized breast cancer in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on February 25, 2006. She was 57. She is survived by her son Aaron, his wife Jennifer LAMBERT, their sons Logan, Drew and Ayden, and her three sisters Dana, Lenore and Deirdre and their families.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-21 published
GIBSON, Daniel Armstrong, C.M. (1922-2006)
Wildlife filmmaker, nature sound recordist, photographer, musician, skier, sailor, ice boater, golfer, canoeist, fisherman and friend. Dan was the dearly loved husband of Helen, father of Mary Jane (Enzo), Holly (Roy), Dan (Paula), Gordon (Lorraine); grandfather of Chrissie, Jenny, Natalie and Paul; Peter and Graeme; Skye, Sierra and Liam; and the only brother of Hugh (Nanno, Missy and Jennifer). He passed away quietly at home on Saturday, March 18, 2006 surrounded by the love of his family and Friends and the care of his doctors and nurses. A private committal preceding cremation has been held. A service to celebrate Dan's life will be held on Thursday, March 30th, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, on the northeast corner of Yonge and Heath Streets in Toronto. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a donation in his memory would be welcomed by The Friends of Algonquin Park, Box 248, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-21 published
GREEN, James Walter " Jim"
Peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Beloved husband of Judith GREEN. Devoted father of Sarah and husband Courtney GIBSON. Dear brother of John GREEN and the late Judy (GREEN) MARSHALL. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. Jim's kind heart, unfailing optimism and generous spirit will be greatly missed by all of us whose lives he touched. Visitation Wednesday, March 22, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W. (1 block east of Kerr, 905-842-2252). Funeral to be held at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William St. in Oakville, on Thursday, March 23 at 1 p.m. For their exceptional support and care of Jim, memorial donations may be made to either The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or Wellspring's Halton-Peel location in Oakville.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-22 published
GIBSON, Daniel Armstrong C.M. (1922-2006)
Wildlife filmmaker, nature sound recordist, photographer, musician, skier, sailor, ice boater, golfer, canoeist, fisherman and friend. Dan was the dearly loved husband of Helen, father of Mary Jane (Enzo), Holly (Roy), Dan (Paula), Gordon (Lorraine); grandfather of Chrissie, Jenny, Natalie and Paul; Peter and Graeme; Skye, Sierra and Liam; and the only brother of Hugh (Nanno, Missy and Jennifer). He passed away quietly at home on Saturday, March 18, 2006 surrounded by the love of his family and Friends and the care of his doctors and nurses. A private committal preceding cremation has been held. A service to celebrate Dan's life will be held on Thursday, March 30th, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, on the northeast corner of Yonge and Heath Streets in Toronto. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a donation in his memory would be welcomed by The Friends of Algonquin Park, Box 248, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-22 published
PARSONS, Frances " Fran" Elizabeth (née GIBSON)

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-04 published
GIBSON, Elaine Susan (née McKERRACHER)
Peacefully in her sleep, early on the morning of Monday, April 3, 2006 at Toronto in her 45th year. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of Nicole and Kaitlin. Much loved daughter of Sadie and Ian McKERRACHER. Dear sister of Jean (David SCOTT,) Sandra (Frank MONGILLO) and Cara (Don CHIN.) Elaine will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family and many, many Friends. The family wish to thank the caregivers at Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai Hospitals for their caring and kindness during Elaine's courageous fight. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th. The funeral service for the family and close Friends will take place in the chapel on Thursday, April 6th at 2 o'clock. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite #101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-24 published
GIBSON, Eleanore Viola (CARSON)
Of Listowel, formerly of Wroxeter, Ontario passed away Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 at Listowel Memorial Hospital. Born in Gorrie, Ontario on February 8th, 1924, Eleanore was in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Art GIBSON. Dear mother of Arthur GIBSON and his wife Cyndy of London, Ronald GIBSON and his fiancée Darlene HOUSTON of Belmore, Marcia GIBSON of London and Louise PAYNE of Gorrie. Loving grandmother of Andy, Rikki, Jessi, Jake, Devin, Corbin, Dillon, Jennifer, Cheryl, Janine, Yvonne, David and Monika and great-grandmother to Alexandra, Olivia, and Julia. Also loved by her sisters-in-law Reta CARSON of Kitchener, Margaret CARSON of Brockville, Agnes BURK/BURKE of Wingham and Laura GIBSON of Listowel. Predeceased by brothers Richard and Norman. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Gorrie Visitation Centre of the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, 2050 Victoria Street, Gorrie, Ontario. The funeral will be conducted from Wroxeter United Church, 1090 Centre Street, Wroxeter, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff HAWKINS officiating. Burial in Wroxeter Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Wroxeter United Church, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-27 published
DOEHLER, Rolf J., M.B.E.
Born Montreal November 1, 1915, died peacefully at home in Burlington, Ontario on April 25. He is survived by his wife of almost sixty years, Helen (MacALLISTER,) sister Betty GROTHE, sons Murray and John and grandchildren Victoria and Jeffrey. His brothers Rupert and Eric and daughter Barbara Joan predeceased him. He was decorated while serving overseas for four and a half years during World War 2. Memorial service to be held at Saint John's United Church, Oakville, Ontario 1: 00 p.m. April 29, Reverend Don GIBSON officiating. If desired, in lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to an organization of your choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-27 published
Jane JACOBS -- I Remember
By Sally GIBSON, Page S7
Sally GIBSON of Toronto writes about Jane JACOBS, whose obituary appeared yesterday.
When I heard that Jane JACOBS had died, I cycled to Toronto City Hall to hear Mayor David MILLER address council. I felt compelled to go to the civic heart of Ms. JACOBS's adopted city. I read The Death and Life of Great American Cities in the spring of 1968 during my last semester at university. It was the first truly pro-city book I had ever read. It seemed that most people who then wrote about cities really hated them and wanted them to be something else. Ms. JACOBS loved cities, and in some ways we might say that she wanted them to be more themselves: dense, diverse, creative, and alive. Her book changed my life, as it did many others. I grew up in the United States. When marriage took me to Toronto, I was comforted, and excited, by the fact that Jane JACOBS had chosen Toronto for her home. I joined many of the "battles" that she championed -- opposing the Spadina Expressway, supporting the Toronto Island community, opposing the megacity, supporting greater autonomy for cities. We were so incredibly lucky to have her. As I sat in the council chamber, listening to Mr. Miller's civic eulogy, I remembered many occasions when I had heard Jane JACOBS address council and large audiences of citizens, on all the topics mentioned earlier. The last time I heard her there was when she had been invited to unveil Toronto's new Pedestrian Charter, which flowed naturally from her ideas. She pulled the chord that released the drape covering the charter. She said positive things about the charter, which was the first municipal pedestrian charter in the world, and the volunteers who worked so hard to create it. And then she changed her tone. She turned directly toward the audience of smiling, applauding councillors, looked them in the eye, and all but shook a finger at them. "Now the hard work begins," she said in her forthright manner. "It's up to you to ensure that these principles are carried out." It still is.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-05 published
JONES, Eileen M. (formerly BATTEN)
Born in 1916 in London, England, in her youth she was an outstanding athlete. She was a Southern England diving champion and member of Hampstead's Mermaid Club, home to Olympic class swimming and diving athletes. She was ranked for the British Olympic Diving Team; however, the cancellation of the Olympic Games due to World War 2 ended her active involvement in competitive aquatic sports. She attended Barrett Street School as a scholarship student. Eileen married Jack BATTEN In 1939. After the birth of their two sons, they immigrated to Canada in the 1950's, settling in Beloeil, Quebec. Jack died in 1975. The following year she married Elwyn JONES, and moved to Kingston, Ontario. Elwyn and Eileen enjoyed a wonderful life together in Kingston, and made many Friends through their involvement in cultural activities, organ, choral music, and theatre. They shared a keen love of the waters of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, and spent many hours exploring the coastline and harbours. After the death of Elwyn in 1997, Eileen remained for a time in Kingston. She moved to Toronto in 2003 to be near family members. In failing health for some time, she died peacefully on Thursday, April 26th, with family at her side. She is predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie and Jessie. She is survived and sadly missed by her sister Mabel (United Kingdom,) brother-in-law Rene, her sons, Anthony BATTEN, Toronto, and Geoffrey BATTEN (Sandra,) Calgary, and her grandchildren Justin (Heidi), David (Carmen), Samantha and Victoria (Kyle) and great grandchildren Jack, Anthony, and Eric. Also by her step-children, Margaret GIBSON (Alan), Helen ELLIS, Trevor JONES and Victor JONES (Muriel) and grandchildren Molly, Lizzie, Conrad, Emma, Ghita and Morgan. And by special family Friends, Mona and Robert, by the Gibson children, Brett, Duane, and Cara, by Zee and Terry SMITH, and children, Zachary and Bronwen, and by extended family in the United Kingdom and Australia. The family offers its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Christie Gardens for providing her with a loving home, and to the "Step-Up" staff at St. Mike's for their vigilant care in her final days. In accordance with Eileen's wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no funeral service or reception. Family and Friends are invited to attend the regularly scheduled Choral Evensong together at Toronto's Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church St. (at King St) 4: 30 p.m. on Sunday June 11, 2006.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-17 published
GIBSON, Michael Ernest Mercier
(P.Eng, B.A., B.A.I., M.A., Trinity College -- Dublin)
October 17, 1932 Dublin, Ireland May 15, 2006 Toronto, Canada
Beloved husband of Mona. Loving father of Brian (Esther) and Craig (Victoria). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Matthew and Courtney. Michael was Past President of the O.P.W.A., member of O.G.R.A., and longtime member of Northminster United Church. A celebration of Michael's life will be held on Sunday, May 21st, 2006 at 12: 30 p.m. at Northminster United Church, 255 Finch Avenue West. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Northminster United Church or Sunnybrook Hospital - Palliative Care Unit. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
GIBSON, Michael Ernest Mercier
(P.Eng, B.A., B.A.I., M.A., Trinity College - Dublin)
October 17, 1932 Dublin, Ireland May 15, 2006 Toronto, Canada

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-01 published
MEAD, Pauline Elizabeth (July 18, 1962-May 30, 2006)
Suddenly and tragically. Predeceased by her sister Jennifer ADELA (1984) and her father Kenneth Ward MEAD (1988.) Grieved by her mother Judith DELAURIER, Uncle George LACY, cousins Dave BASTEDO and Dorothy PLANT, James and Lynn BASTEDO, Suzanne BASTEDO, Sharon and Glen WILLIAMS, Steve LACY and Nadine PAPP, Carol LACY and Jim GIBSON, Tarra DELAURIER, Jean and Howard BROWN and Rob BURNS. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Saturday, June 3rd at 3: 00 p.m. Visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-10 published
FULLER, John Archibald
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad John Archibald FULLER on June 6th, 2006 father and grandfather. Born March 31 1925 to Jack FULLER and Katherine BOYD, John was raised in Westmount, Quebec. John attended L.C.C. and B.C.S. During the war, John entered the Navy and served in Halifax. He subsequently attended McGill University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts. While in university, John joined Zeta Psi Fraternity. He made many lifelong Friends as a result and was instrumental in re-starting the McGill Chapter. John was also a member of Royal Montreal and enjoyed golf and tennis. Upon completion of University, John joined Nesbitt Burns and worked there until his retirement in December 2000. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary Elizabeth HOBART and his two sons David William and Henry James. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Nancy FULLER (Sim BRIGDEN), Micki MORTON (Peter), Jill GIBSON (Bob) and his grandchildren David, Lindsay, Jeffery, Katie, Alex, Garrett, Austin, Tory, Wesley and Steele. He is also survived by his brother William and sisters Lella and Nancy. He will be deeply missed by all of us. Many, many fond memories and relationships developed as a result of the special place that is Eagle Mountain. We would like to thank Rosemary Seitz, Johnny Gebreyessus and Sharon Frias, his principal caregivers, for their incredible devotion and care during the last five years. The family can not thank you enough. Many thanks to the third floor nurses of the Queen Elizabeth Vigi Sante. John, we all have our special memories of you: dancing barefoot in a tux, snipping branches with a beer in your hand, 're-gifting' books! We shall miss the twinkle in your eye and your witty repartee. A private funeral was held Thursday, June 8th, 2006 at Mount Royal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: McGill University - In Memory of John FULLER Alzheimer's Research (Dr. Serge Gauthier - Researcher) 1430 Peel Suite 315, Montreal, Québec H3A 3T3.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
ADLEM, Major David, C.D., R.C.A.S.C.
Soldier, Husband, Companion, Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend. Born June 1, 1920 in Victoria, British Columbia. suddenly passed away at his home on July 2, 2006 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Predeceased by his loving wife Mabel and his brother Peter. Fondly remembered by his sister Joan TURNER, sister-in-law Doreen MITCHELL and his loving companion of many years Millie DUNK. His two sons David (Darlene) and Ted (Georgina), his nephews Michael and Douglas ADLEM and Hugh and Steven CAREY, his nieces Cathy GIBSON and Wendy LAUT of Perth, Ontario. Grandchildren Geordie, Kristie, Brooke and Sarah. Great grandchildren Kaeley, Aidan and Dallas and many Friends. During the Second World War David served his country with pride and distinction beginning with the 3 Div. Petrol Coy, R.C.A.S.C.. In 1943 he crossed the Atlantic back to Canada and trained as an officer with the Westminster Regiment. he received his commission on the 10th day of October 1943. Upon returning to Europe he took part in the liberation of Holland. Returning to Canada with the Westminster Regiment in 1945. Following the war he continued to serve his country in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp. including a one year peacekeeping deployment with the United Nations Emergency Force Gaza in 1957, until he retired in 1968. Following his military retirement he worked for the Hudson's Bay Company for 15 years. It is his wish that there be no service. Cremation with his ashes spread on the ocean near a cherished childhood retreat. At the going down of the sun and in the morning he will be remembered. Pro Rege Et Patrea Nil Sine Labore First Memorial - Aldergrove - 604-857-0111.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-15 published
McAVITY, John Malcolm
Of Vancouver died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, at 10: 00 o'clock on the morning of July 12, 2006. Born on July 18, 1917, John grew up in Rothesay, New Brunswick, attended Rothesay Collegiate, and subsequently Royal Military College, Kingston, quickly followed by service in England, Italy and the low countries during the Second War. John is survived by his loving wife of sixty four years, Adine (Dids) McAVITY (née OLAND,) his son Eric Oland (Judith MAXWELL) of Canmore, Alberta, his daughters Frances Denise HAZEN of Vancouver and Catherine Martha DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (John KAYE) of North Saanich, British Columbia and his granddaughter Martha ELYSE of Canmore, Alberta. He was predeceased by his eldest son J.P. Malcolm (Patricia McAVITY née GIBSON) of North Saanich in 2001, by his parents Frances Edith HAZEN and Thomas Malcolm McAVITY in 1933 and 1944 respectively, and by his two younger brothers, Douglas Malcolm of Greenwich, Connecticut and Peter Malcolm of St Louis, Missouri. Dad started his post war working life with his cousin Hugh MacKAY in Saint John, New Brunswick, in a profession in which he spent his entire working life, and which culminated with RBC Dominion Securities in Vancouver in 1986. As a volunteer in his adopted west coast community, Dad served with great dedication as a director and chair of the board of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society and also as a director and chair of the Board of Governors of Shawnigan Lake School. Dad maintained a life long interest in his woodwork shop, his garden, the Cook Gun Club at Vedder Crossing, fishing at Pennask Lake and most importantly, in maintaining his close connection with so many many Friends, all of which gave him immense pleasure. In his later years, Dad suffered with kidney failure and spent the last ten years of his life as a patient at the dialysis unit at Vancouver General Hospital. During this time he was lovingly supported by so many Friends: the "fly boys" who faithfully drove him to and from so many of his dialysis appointments, and to his care givers, Rudy, Maria and Fatima and Dino. A special thanks to Rev. Kevin Dixon and Bishop Jim Cruickshank of Saint Mary's Kerrisdale, to Doctor A.B. (Tony) Wilson and to Dad's palliative care team, Shirley, Lea and Rose-Marie, all of whom so graciously assisted Dad/Grampa on the final leg of his life's journey. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Mary's Kerrisdale, 2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver, on Dad's 89th birthday, Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, and if you are so moved, donations can be made to the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society (British Columbia and Yukon Division), 393 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E6: info@arthritis.ca or to the Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Hospital Foundation (Renal Program), 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 1M9, (604-875-5240), in remembrance of John Malcolm McAVITY.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-18 published
JONES, Harrison " Gray"
85, Windsor, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, formerly of Brooklyn, Hants Co., and Toronto, Ontario, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 16, 2006, at home. Born in Elora, Ontario, he was the son of the late David and Ida (FARRELLY) JONES. Gray was a veteran of the Second World War, having served in the Royal Canadian Air Force with the Ground Crew while stationed in Britain. After the war he went on to move up the ranks at Ontario Hydro, eventually reaching the position of Manager of Personnel, serving a dedicated 40 years to the company. Gray is survived by his daughters, Judy (Gerry) JOHNSTON, Centre Rawdon; Wendy JONES, Parksville, British Columbia; sister, Alda (Al) CAMERON, Toronto, Ontario; granddaughter, Jennifer, and great-granddaughter, Moira. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former, Hazel E. (WHEELER) JONES (2003.) Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert Street, Windsor (902-798-8317). A service to celebrate the life of H. Gray JONES will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, in Windsor United Church, 613 King Street, Windsor, Rev. Bill GIBSON officiating. A reception will follow in the Windsor United Church Annex, with a private family interment service to be held in Newport Landing Cemetery, Avondale. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gray may be made to Parkinson Society Canada, Maritime Region, 830-5991 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1Y6. Private messages of condolence may be made in the "Guest Book" at: www.familycare.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
BUCK, Gordon Sawers
It is with great sadness that Gordon's family announces his death at the age of 61 years, at home on Friday, September 29, 2006 as a result of melanoma. His gentel nature is greatly missed by his wife Heather HEMSLEY, his mother and step-father Margaret 'Jimmy' and Don McGREGOR, his brothers John (Margaret GIBSON,) Frank (Bettieanne) and his sister Sarah PRYSE- PHILLIPS. Gordon is also survived by Heather's sons and his good Friends Bryce (Jill BAKER) and Rod (Sherry BENNETT) and his nieces and nephews. Also missed by many Friends who will all remember happy times with him in his garden and welcoming home. Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place. At Gordon's request there will not be a funeral however, Friends may drop in to Gord and Heather's home on Sunday afternoon between 2 and 4 p.m. For those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Experimental Farm for their perennial flower beds, LAWS Animal Shelter or to your local Humane Society.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-20 published
HILCHEY, The Venerable Harry St. Clair, B.A. (Dalhousie), M.A. (Toronto), L.Th. (Wycliffe College), D.D. (Montreal Diocesan College And Wycliffe)
Died peacefully at his residence at King Gardens, Mississauga on Friday, November 17, 2006 in his 85th year. Husband of the late Charlotte Ruth GIBSON (2003,) brother of Glyn (Shirley) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the late Ray (1944); father of Heather (John DICKSON/DIXON) of Kingston, Ray (Saskia) of Etobicoke, Wendy (John THORPE) of London, John (Lynn) of Mansfield, Elizabeth of Etobicoke, and Gillian (Paul STREET) of Mississauga. Grandfather of Erin DICKSON/DIXON (Gordon McCANCE) and Katharine DICKSON/DIXON, Jocelyn, Hilary and Dinah THORPE, Matthew and Stanley HILCHEY, Declan WILLIAMS, Emma, Maggie and Rebecca STREET. Dear friend of Canon Carol THROP of Winnipeg. Harry served as an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Toronto at Saint Peter's, Maple Lake, and St. Elizabeth's, The Queensway, before returning to his home city of Halifax as Rector of old Saint Paul's in 1955. He was active in the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada and served as its Prolocutor. In 1964, he was appointed Rector of Saint_James the Apostle in Montreal, where he also served as principal of Montreal Diocesan College. In 1979 he became General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, serving Primates Ted Scott and Michael Peers until his retirement in 1987. In retirement he served as Acting Principal of Wycliffe College, Associate Rector of Trinity Church, Streetsville, and as Priest-in-Charge of Saint Paul's, Bloor Street, St. George'son-the-hill, Islington, St. Bride's, Clarkson, St. Chad's, Toronto, Christ Church, Mimico and St. Matthew's, Islington. Most recently he served as Honourary Assistant at St. Matthew's, Islington. Funeral details are not complete. Arrangements are entrusted with Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, Etobicoke, 416-231-2283. For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Wycliffe College (U of T), St. George's on-the-hill or St. Matthew's Church, Islington.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-24 published
HILTZ, Kimberley Ann
The passing of Kimberley Ann HILTZ of Fredericton, New Brunswick, wife of Chris GIBSON, occurred peacefully at their home on Thursday, November 23rd, 2006. Born on April 20th, 1973 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Kim is the daughter of Peter and Patricia HILTZ. Kim is also survived by one sister Tammy MEHAN (HILTZ,) brother-in-law Jim MEHAN, one niece Mackenzie MEHAN, and two nephews, Jacob MEHAN and Joshua MEHAN, all from Saint John, New Brunswick. After graduating from University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and gaining experience with Fundy Cable, Kim moved to Toronto to launch her successful marketing career with Rogers and to begin her new life with Chris. Kim's zest for life and commitment to experience all that life has to offer afforded Kim many opportunities to travel worldwide with her husband and members of her family. Kim knew the meaning of life and lived life that way. Kim's commitment to her family, which included her devotion to her precious Golden Retriever, Hope, was an inspiration to all who knew her. Visitation will take place at McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home at 160 York Street in Fredericton on Saturday afternoon 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon 2-5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Dunstan's Catholic Church on Regent Street on Monday, November 27th, 2006 at 12: 00 noon with Rev. Bill Brennan as Celebrant. Reception will follow at the Monsignor Boyd Family Centre at 120 Regent St. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Kim has requested that donations be made to the Cruelty Division of the New Brunswick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 1412, Station A, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5E3. www.mcadamsfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-07 published
BONDAR, Mildred Mary (WHYBRA/ GIBSON/ GOURLAY)
Beloved wife of Edward (late), granddaughter of Milburn and Hannah GIBSON, daughter of Frances (Robert) GOURLAY (late) and George Kemp WHYBRA (late.) Last of the Magical Parets of Barbara and Roberta. A role model from birth to death. Intelligent, loving, kind, compassionate, socially aware, and community benefacting. Mildred visualized her dream family and built it; her dream home and furnished it; her dream life and lived it; her dream Friends and kept them; her dream community and served it. Sunday school superintendent, deanery/diocesan secretary, Life Member St. Luke's Women's Auxiliary and Chancel Guild; Paul Harris International Fellow (Rotary); fundraiser, instructor, board of directors Young Men's Christian Association (Sault Ste. Marie); Girl Guides of Canada; Business Education Director and Chair: Subject head Committee for Sault and District Secondary Schools; community executive councils and patron; and, with Edward, Northern Ontario Badminton championships. Mildred leaves behind her two younger sisters, Helen Margaret MacLEOD (Ken) of Evanston, Illinois and Muriel 'Judy' Grace GIERKE (Garry) of Milan, Michigan. She also leaves George Constable, steadfast, blessed friend who brightened her days, plying her with companionship, corny jokes, and every possible snack. No distance, no weather kept him from this chosen round. Anyone within focus of her Double Power Beam of laughing green eyes and dazzling smile were instantly Mildredized. However weakened in her last days, Mildred's radiance never dulled a watt. The family wishes to thank Doctors Abdullah, Cavanagh, and Morra. Private family funeral service and cremation. Memorial service in Spring, 2007 at St. Luke's Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. In her name, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Algoma Residential Community Hospice, The Boys and Girls Club of Canada Foundation, The Children's Literacy Fund or other children's charity of your choice.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
CHILD, Elizabeth " Betty"
Peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital on December 9, 2006, Elizabeth, beloved daughter of the late Chancellor Phillip Albert CHILD and Gertrude CHILD. Loving wife of the late Dean GIBSON. Cherished mother of Mary CHILD and her husband Trevor WYNNE- JONES. Grandmother of Gregory, Michael and Renée. Lovingly remembered by Rupa BANERJEE and her family. Predeceased by her brother John CHILD. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley), after 10 a.m. on Tuesday followed by a service in the chapel at 12 noon. A private interment will follow in Hamilton. Tributes to the family may be made on www.mem.com. Parking adjacent to the funeral home.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-23 published
GIBSON, David (1926-2006)
David GIBSON, wise and generous husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2006 at the age of 80 years. David grew up in Toronto, Ontario and joined the army in 1944. After the war, he earned a PhD in psychology at the University of Toronto. He became chief psychologist at the hospital in Smith Falls, Ontario, where he met and married nurse Sudbury in 1961. David, Kay and baby Martha then settled in Calgary, Alberta where he taught at the University of Calgary for almost twenty-five years. Always dedicated to his profession and his community, he co-founded and directed the Vocational Research and Rehabilitation Institute. David was an expert in developmental disabilities and authored several books on the subject, including 'Down's Syndrome'. He was editor of the Canadian Psychological Review from 1969 to 1979, and president of the Canadian Psychological Association from 1973 to 1974. David became a Professor Emeritus in 1988. David is survived by Kathleen, his wife of forty-five years; his five children Martha, Jen, Judy, Peter and John; and by his four grandchildren Jenna, Kyle, Fletcher and Megan. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta) in late January, 2007. For more information, please e-mail tpgibson@telusplanet.net. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the Vocational Research and Rehabilitation Institute, 3304 - 33 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2L 2A6 Telephone: (403) 284-1121. In living memory of David GIBSON a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-29 published
FRENCH, J. Patrick (December 27, 1943-December 26, 2006)
It is with great sorrow that the family of Patrick FRENCH announces his passing at the Foothills Hospital due to complications from heart surgery. He leaves behind to mourn his wife Gail; daughter Cindy (Bob) GIBSON of Banff; sons Rob Scott (Maggie,) Rick Scott (Carol) of Montreal; six grandchildren; sisters Geraldine (Calgary), FRANCES, and Wendy (Montreal;) brothers Peter (Calgary,) Paul (Vancouver); numerous nieces, nephews, dear Friends, and colleagues. Patrick worked all his life in construction, recently at Albian oil sands as Construction Manager, and was looking forward to his retirement with Gail on Vancouver Island. He was a member of the Masons, Al Azhar Shriners, and Project Management Institute. A Celebration of Patrick's Life will be held in Calgary, Alberta at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. A special thank you to the Cardiac Unit 94 staff for their dedication and support. In living memory of Patrick FRENCH, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E. Calgary Alberta T2A 3V9 Tel: (403) 248-8585

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
GIBSON, Helen Louise (née RIDDELL)
Passed away, at her home in Barrie, on Thursday, January 5, 2006. Helen (née RIDDELL,) in her 74th year. Dear mother of Spencer and his wife Laura of Toronto, and Doug and his wife Lucinda of Phelpston. Loving grandmother of Joseph, Willem, Kara, Emily, Nicholas, Duncan, and Kathryn. Dear sister of Douglas, Bruce, Carol, Clair, and Gail. Predeceased by sisters Ruth and Jean. Friends may call at the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street, Barrie, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Services in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 10th at 11: 00 a.m., followed by cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre as your expression of sympathy. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at gibson@funeralhome.on.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
PROSS, Albert Edward
After a valiant fight, peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 9th, 2006, at the age of 42. He is survived by his mother Joan and predeceased by his father Albert. Dear brother of Barbara KENDRICK (Scott,) Irene DONATO (Domenic,) and Christine KEATES (John.) Loving uncle to Christopher, Daniel, Domenic, Joseph, Vincent, Stephen, Adam and Caitlyn. The family wishes to thank Kim GIBSON for all her loving care and support. Friends and relatives may call at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, January 12th at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
GIBSON, Catrina
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. Beloved wife of Uno Tassa. Loving mother of Trevor. Dear daughter of Elizabeth. Will be sadly missed by her brother Robert and sister Betty. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of St. James' Cemetery, 635 Parliament Street (north of Wellesley) on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 1 o'clock.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
SIMPSON, John Warren
Suddenly on Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital. John, loving husband of the late Florence. Dear father of John Andrew, and Donna May. John will be sadly missed by his brother William (Hazel,) sister Mary SPONG, and many nieces and nephews and their families. As per John's wishes, cremation has already taken place, and a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. A special "thank you" to Tim and Kelly GIBSON. Arrangements entrusted to the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (416-281-6800).

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
SLOAN, James " Jim" (1931-2006)
Peacefully on Friday, January 27th, 2006 at the Toronto East General Hospital with his family by his side. Loving husband to Betty (REID) of 49 years. Jim will be deeply missed by his sister-in-law Barb REID, his nephew Michael, and the late Doug REID who passed away in September 2005. He is survived by his sister Jean (Ballymena, N. Ireland) and many nieces and nephews (N. Ireland,) as well as Betty and Alastair GIBSON (Canada.) Jim is predeceased by his sisters Agnes and Maggie and his brothers Robert and Tom. Jim immigrated from Broughshane, N. Ireland in 1953 and loved Canada with a passion, but never forgot his Irish roots. Retired after 37 years with Eaton's/Laurentians. He will be sadly missed by many family, Friends and neighbours. Special thanks to Mary and Doris FIEDLER, and the Intensive Care Unit staff at T.E.G.H. especially Christine (R.N.) and Dr. REDSTONE. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. Subway), 416-698-3121 on Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a service in the chapel on Wednesday at 2: 30 p.m. Donations to the Toronto East General Foundation would be appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
LAMOUREUX, Robert Mark " Bob"
Passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in Brampton at the age of 57 with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Donna for 38 years and brother of Tony (Sue) and Bunny (Lynne). Father to Rob (Nicole) and Doug (Mariette). Proud and loving Poppa to Renee, Joshua and Adam LAMOUREUX. Beloved son-in-law of Ruby and the late Ernie REED. Much loved brother-in-law to Bruce (Shirley) REED and Bonnie GIBSON (Bill FORBES.) Loving uncle to Tammy, Len, Carrie, Erin, Gayle, Nicole, James, Brooke, Aron and Bradon. Bob will be fondly remembered by fellow employees of Komline-Sanderson Ltd. where he worked for 32 years. The family will hold a celebration of Bob's life at Norval United Church, 484 Guelph St. on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. In memory of Bob, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Oncology Department would be appreciated. Sign an online book of condolences at www.ebituaries.ca

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
ROBERTSON, Roberta Eileen
Died peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Toronto General Hospital. Roberta was born on January 29th, 1931, in Toronto, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late John Cumming ROBERTSON. Loving mother of John MacDonald ROBERTSON (Bettina) and Ian Cumming ROBERTSON (Melinda.) Loving grandmother of Montana, Alexis, Hunter, Addie and Jake. Dear sister of Heather MILROY (Burns) and Sharon GIBSON. Aunt of Scott, Andrea, Jeffery, John, Pattie, William and Lisa. Roberta will be dearly missed by her family and many warm and wonderful Friends from her bridge group and The Lambton Golf and Country Club. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th and from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 5th. A service of remembrance will be held in the chapel on Monday, February 6th at 11 a.m. If desired, donations in Roberta's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2B1.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
KEEFE, Grace Edith (née WHEELWRIGHT)
Passed away peacefully at Post Inn Village, Oakville, on February 8, 2006 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas (1989). Devoted mother to Judy (Gerry WEATHERHEAD) and Peter (Jackie.) Cherished grandmother of David CRAIG (Kate,) Jennifer and Natalie. Great-grandmother to Lily CRAIG. Step-grandmother to Brian and Sandy WEATHERHEAD. Step-great-grandmother to Noah and Levi. Sadly missed by her sisters, Betty PULLEN and Barbara GIBSON and her brother John (Isabel) and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Grace's devoted friend, Candace, for all her loving care. Thanks also to the caring staff at Post Inn Village. Memorial service to take place on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oakville Humane Society, 445 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7S8 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
VILLALTA, Stuart Michael
Unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 after celebrating his 14th birthday. Cherished and adored son of Michael and Lynn. Beloved grand_son of Donald and Marilyn GIBSON of Petrolia and Sergio VILLALTA of Harcourt, and Giovanna VILLALTA of Toronto. Stuart will be dearly missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Stuart was an eighth grade student at Annette Street Public School and will be forever remembered by his fellow students and teachers. Stuart was a huge sports fan, loved the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and enjoyed playing the guitar. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1 o'clock. If desired, in Stuart's memory, remembrances made to the Hospital for Sick Children Cardiac Unit would be appreciated by the family.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
GIBSON, Rita Edith (née DONNELLY)

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
GIBSON, Carol (née SCOTT)
Peacefully passed away with her family at her side on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Will be sadly missed by her husband Edward (Mack) and her two children Danny and Laura. Will also be missed by her loving mother Edna MITCHELL and brother Douglas Scott (Mary) and sister Lynn SANDERSON, loving nieces and nephews Stacey, Erica, Scott and April. Predeceased by brother Paul SCOTT. Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Ward Chapel. Many thanks for the support of her wonderful Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to carol.gibson@wardfh.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
POWELL, Harry H., Major
(Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals)
Of Blue Jay Farm, Ossossane. Born in Preston, Ontario on October 3rd, 1914. Died peacefully at Leacock Nursing Home in Orillia on Friday, March 10th, 2006, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Eugénie POWELL (née MacDONALD.) Lovingly remembered by his eight children: Elaine GIBSON of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Donald (Ive) of Toronto, Mary SAJECKI (Edward) of Mississauga, Anne ROSS (Jamie) of Orillia, Frances RENNIE (Don) of Ottawa, Patricia HARTMAN (John) of Lafontaine, John (Kim) of New Zealand and Joan MacMILLAN (James) of Ossossane Beach, and his 21 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna PAWELKO, his sisters Kaye and Josephine, and his brothers John and Frank. Major POWELL faithfully served his country for 31 years, including overseas for the entirety of World War 2, and with the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon, 1958-1959. After retiring from the military, he designed and constructed a home in the country and became a gentleman farmer. He was a lover of nature and keenly interested in protection of the environment. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Sunday, March 12th from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Perkinsfield on Monday, March 13th at 3 p.m. Spring interment at Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Midland. If desired, memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Special thanks for the empathy and care shown by the staff of the Leacock Nursing Home.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
MORRIS, Debra
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Debra MORRIS on Thursday, March 2, 2006. Debra was born in Hamilton, Ontario on September 14, 1953. Dear daughter of the late Norm and Terry MORRIS of Cobourg, Ontario. Sister of Susan BULL and her husband Alan of Ajax. Aunt of Kelly, Joe, Holly ADAMEC, Julia and Evan. A dear and special friend of Alexandra and Gary GIBSON, Toronto. Debra spent 15 years as an Administrative Assistant at Hoechst Canada Inc., and also as an Editorial Office Manager. She unselfishly gave of herself as a volunteer worker at the North York General Hospital, Palliative Care Floor and enjoyed commercial television acting. Debra's love of her animals, especially her Scotty dogs, was evident throughout her life. Private arrangements. Debra will be laid to rest in eternal peace next to her loving Mother and Father.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Irene E.J. (née JOHNSON)
Passed away peacefully, at the Haliburton Hospital on Friday, March 31, 2006, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold. Dear mother of Doris MORRISON (Laverne) of Little Britain, Ian (Colleen) of Haliburton, Paul (Wendy) of Mississauga and predeceased by Peter. Loving grandmother of Darryl, Douglas, Michelle, Nancy, Jeremy, Amy, Barry, Jay, Scott, Christopher, Cameron and great-grandmother of Christopher, Kyle, Deanna, Alexis, Danielle, and Trey. Dear sister of Lila GIBSON, Dorothy WILSON, Bob JOHNSON, predeceased by Sylvia DUMMITT and Lorna JOHNSON. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends are invited to visit the family at St. George's Anglican Church, Haliburton, Ontario on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Church on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Haliburton. Memorial donations to Haliburton Health Care Auxiliary, St. George's Anglican Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0 (1-888-588-5777). www.gordonmonkfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
GIBSON, Elaine Susan
Peacefully in her sleep, early on the morning of Monday, April 3, 2006 at Toronto, in her 45th year. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of Nicole and Kaitlin. Much loved daughter of Sadie and Ian McKERRACHER. Dear sister of Jean (David SCOTT,) Sandra (Frank MONGILLO) and Cara (Don CHIN.) Elaine will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family and many, many Friends. The family wish to thank the caregivers at Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai Hospitals for their caring and kindness during Elaine's courageous fight. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th. The funeral service for the family and close Friends will take place in the chapel on Thursday, April 6th at 2 o'clock. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
GIBSON, Ross Mervyn
Entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, on Tuesday, April 11th, 2006. Ross Mervyn GIBSON, in his 83rd year, was the beloved husband of Shirley LOTTON. Dear brother of Florence FENNELL of Cannington. Dearly remembered by nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from Knox Presbyterian Church in Cannington on Saturday, April 15th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Necropolis Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Knox Presbyterian Church or the Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated.

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GIBSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
DOEHLER, Rolf J., M.B.E.
Born Montreal, November 1, 1915, died peacefully at home in Burlington, Ontario on April 25, 2006. He is survived by his wife of almost sixty years, Helen (MacALLISTER,) sister Betty GROTHE, sons Murray and John and grandchildren Victoria and Jeffrey. His brothers Rupert and Eric and daughter Barbara Joan predeceased him. He was decorated while serving overseas for four and a half years during World War 2. Memorial service to be held at Saint_John's United Church, Oakville, Ontario, 1: 00 p.m. April 29, Reverend Don GIBSON officiating. If desired, in lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to an organization of your choice.

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GIBSONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-12 published
JESSOP, Elizabeth " Bebes" (née GIBSONE)
After a brave battle, Bebes passed away peacefully at home in Oakville, at the age of 90, on Friday, December 8, 2006, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late George John JESSOP, loving mother of Tony (Susan), Peter (Karen), Derek (Sanadee), and Andrew (Synnöve,) sister of the late Derek GIBSONE (Lt. G.G.H.G., R.C.A.C., died 1944, Cassino, Italy), she is survived by her dear sister Barbara. She was the much-loved grandmother of 11, a nurturing great-grandmother of 4, a cherished aunt and sponsor. Eternally optimistic, Bebes shared her zest for life with all who knew her. She made fast Friends easily and permanently. A truly remarkable and inspiring lady, she will be greatly missed by all. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate Bebes' life at St. Simons Anglican Church, 1450 Litchfield Rd. Oakville, Ontario at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12th. Interment at the Mount Hermon Cemetery in Quebec City will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to her favourite charity, the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

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