GIL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-23 published
Migrant worker killed at farm
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Saugeen Shores - A 39-year-old migrant worker was killed Saturday in a freak accident in Saugeen Shores.
Samuel GIL, a worker from Mexico on Hi-Berry Farms, which is located between Southampton and Port Elgin on Highway 21, was loading asparagus onto the back of a truck when the truck accidentally backed over him.
GIL, a husband and father of six, had returned to Hi-Berry Farms each year for the past five years to take part in planting and harvesting on the fresh-produce farm. [Death notice named him as GIL- MONTESINOS, Samuel Maurilio]
"We lost not just a worker," said the company's co-owner, Luke CHARBONNEAU, "he was also a friend."
CHARBONNEAU said they are trying to make arrangements to bring his wife to the area, so she can escort her husband's body back to Mexico.
"It's a tragic time for all of us," he said.
Driver and co-worker Abel RODRIGUEZ, also from Mexico, gave a statement to the police Sunday and it is not expected that any charges will be laid.
CHARBONNEAU said an autopsy is being performed today and funeral director Kent MILROY in Port Elgin is making the necessary arrangements to have GIL's body flown back to Mexico.
A news release from Saugeen Shores Police Service said GIL was taken by ambulance to the Grey Bruce Health Services Southampton site, where he was treated but succumbed to his injuries.
The Saugeen Shores Traffic Unit, along with the Ontario Provincial Police Technical Traffic Unit, were called in to assist, the release said. Saugeen Shores police Sgt. Ron CUILLERIER said the accident is still under investigation.

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GIL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-24 published
GIL- MONTESINOS, Samuel Maurilio
Suddenly as the result of a tragic farm accident on Saturday, May 20th, 2006, at the age of 39 years, Samuel GIL- MONTESINOS of San Andres, Oaxaca, Mexico. Beloved husband of Irma MUNOZ. Dear father of five young children in his homeland. Samuel had been part of the seasonal Hi-Berry Farm family of Norm and Nora CHARBONNEAU for several years, and was highly regarded as a leader with his countrymen while in Canada. The community of Saugeen Shores is encouraged to support his Friends at a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Saint_Joseph's Church, in Port Elgin on Wednesday, May 24th, at 7: 00 p.m. with Father Mike FRANCIS officiating. There will be an opportunity for visitation at the church commencing at 6: 00 p.m., and a reception will be held following Mass in Jubilee Hall. A memorial fund has been established for memorial contributions to support his family in Mexico, and donations may be made through either the funeral home or Saint_Joseph's Church. Arrangements are in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores), 519-832-2222. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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GILBANK o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-08 published
RAWLINGS, Millie
Millie RAWLINGS passed away in Owen Sound hospital on Sunday January 15, 2006 aged 72, after a lengthy illness. Born Mary Mildred Bethea July 25, 1933 near Maxwell, the youngest daughter of Len and May (BENNINGTON) DUCKETT and resided all her life in the Maxwell area.
On August 28, 1954 she married Murry RAWLINGS at the home of her parents. As a bride and groom they settled on the farm where they now reside. Born to them were two sons, Paul and Glenn and made a home for Pat who was like a daughter to them.
Millie was an honourary member of the Osprey Women's Institute having being a life member first with the Maxwell branch and later with Osprey.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, two sons, Paul and his wife Sharon of Newmarket, Glenn and Liza of Portlaw and Pat and Mike MARSDEN of Feversham; grandchildren Jennifer and Matthew RAWLINGS, Cody RAWLINGS, Andrea WENSLEY, Clayton KALBFLEISCH one sister Violet RAWLINGS. She was predeceased by a sister Reta (MILLS) ALSEY and in-laws Joe RAWLINGS, Harold and Margaret RAWLINGS. Surviving also are sister-in-law Ethel TRACEY, Elgin and Dawn RAWLINGS and Jim ALSEY.
The funeral was held at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday afternoon January 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. Mrs. Norma GODBOLD officiated. Cremation followed with later interment in Maxwell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cody RAWLINGS, Matthew RAWLINGS, Clayton KALBFLEISCH, Wayne WRIGHT, Norman MILLS and Doug RIMMER. Flowerbearers were Jennifer RAWLINGS, Sharon RAWLINGS, Lisa WENSLEY and Pat RAWLINGS.
Following the service a fellowship time with Osprey Museum serving refreshments at the Maxwell Community Centre was held.
Relatives and Friends present were June and Jim RICH of Verplanck New York Bob and Hazel GILBANK of Hampton, Doug RIMMER of Rusty Cove, Prince Edward Island as well from Brampton, Shelburne, Collingwood, Stayner and surrounding communities.
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GILBANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-04 published
GILBANK, Margaret (née PATTISON)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound on Friday morning November 3, 2006. In her 88th year, Margaret GILBANK (née PATTISON,) the beloved wife of the late Wilfred Charles Palmer GILBANK. The loving mother of Frederick and his late wife Shirley, and Janice and her husband Paul LEFNESKI. Proud grandmother of Joshua, Matthew, Amy and Jacob and step-grandchildren Dawn and Robert. Step-great-grandmother of Keara and Nadin. Predeceased by her brother Ben and three sisters Mary, Selena and Jenny. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Cathy HIRD officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Arthritis Society, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society Breast Research would be appreciated by the family.

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GILBANK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-15 published
COULTER, Mary Elizabeth (née BARSS)
Passed away on October 11th at Rockwood, Ontario. She had been a social worker at Montreal and Guelph. Survived by 1 daughter, Leslie and 2 granddaughters. Second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David BARSS of Owen Sound. Survived by two sisters, Edna GILBANK, Owen Sound, and Rhetta ATKEY, Toronto. Predeceased by her sister, Irene SCOTT at age 100, one year ago.

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GILBANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
DENNIS, Helen Ruth (née BRENNAN)
Peacefully like an angel at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Malcolm Ray "Mac" DENNIS (1987.) Loving and devoted mother of Debbie and her husband Bob BRODERICK. Precious Nan of D.J. WILLIAMS and his wife Natalie of Atlanta, Georgia, Leslee and Rod MILLER of London, Aimee and Tim WILSON of Victoria, British Columbia and great-grandmother of Nolan MILLER. Dear aunt of Rick and Jackie GILBANK, Brett and Naomi GILBANK and great-aunt of Jessica. Sister of the late Hazel GILBANK. Special friend of Angela and Dick MARTIN. The family wish to thank the team at Parkwood Hospital for their loving care. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 27 at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Parkwood Hospital (through Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation), London Health Sciences Foundation, or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be gratefully acknowledged.

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GILBANK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
WALKER, Ruth Louise (formerly WALLS, née BETTGER)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2006. Born in New Hamburg in 1908. Beloved wife of the late John WALLS (1960) and Alex WALKER (1970.) Much loved step-mother of the late Sandra BIRTCH (1984,) Jackie GILBANK of Kincardine, Bill WALKER of Aylmer and Brad WALKER of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Tracey, Tiffany, Trevor, Tasha, Jessica, Melissa, Matthew, Scott, Martha, Olivia, Kade and proud great grandmother of Cassandra and Benjamin. Sister of Harold BETTGER of Goderich, Verna CUTT of Toronto, Mary ALSING of Connecticut, U.S.A. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd, E.G. and sisters Ethel HOPKINSON and Helen CHAPMAN. Sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and their families and many Friends whose lives she touched. Longtime member of North Street United Church. Her immense strength and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains in Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Food Grains, North Street United Church or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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GILBANK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-01 published
WALKER, Ruth Louise (formerly WALLS, née BETTGER)
Of Goderich. Passed away peacefully on Friday April 28, 2006. Born in New Hamburg in 1908. Beloved wife of the late John WALLS (1960) and Alex WALKER (1970.) Much loved step-mother of the late Sandra BIRTCH (1984,) Jackie GILBANK of Kincardine, Bill WALKER of Aylmer and Brad WALKER of Sarnia. Chernished grandmother of Tracey, Tiffany, Trevor, Tashia, Jessica, Melissa, Matthew, Scott, Martha, Oliver, Kade and proud great grandmother of Cassandra and Benjamin. Sister of Harold BETTGER of Goderich, Verna CUTT of Toronto, Mary ALSING of Conneticut, U.S.A. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd, E.G. and sisters Ethel HOPKINSON and Helen CHAPMAN. Sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and their families and many Friends whose lives she touched. Longtime member of North Street United Church. Her immense strength and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, North Street United Church or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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GILBERDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
GILBERDS, Armand
Armand "Shorty" GILBERDS passed away at Georgetown, Ontario on February 18th, 2006 after a lengthy illness at the age of 92. Formerly of Toronto Hosiery, custodian of Brockville Collegiate Institute and Thousand Island Secondary School, he is survived by his bride of 66 years Netta. They lived in Brockville, Ontario since 1952. Sons John and Jim and their wives Jean and Gail, grandchildren Jodi (Craig) Hall, Jennifer (Richard) PONSONBY, Jeff (Tammy) GILBERDS, Christopher, Andrew, Michelle and Heather GILBERDS, great-grandchildren Zachary, Kyle, Matthew, Nicole, Hannah, Charlotte, Jaime, Tyler and Kendra are thankful he died in no pain, and all will miss him dearly. Sisters-in-law Mary (Edwards) JONES, Lottie (Edwards) RUTTAN, Lorna EDWARDS and nephews and nieces and Friends will miss his infectious smile, his eagerness to help, and his generosity. Family and Friends may call at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James St. E., Brockville, on Saturday, March 4th from 1: 00-1:45 p.m. A service in celebration of Armand's life will be held in the Irvine Chapel at 2 o'clock. A reception will follow in the Irvine Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be gratefully acknowledged. Visit a Celebration of Life online memorial at: www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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GILBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
GREEN, David
Peacefully, in Florida, on Wednesday, February 8, 2006. David GREEN, adored husband of the late Leona (LEE) GREEN. Devoted and cherished father of Anita and Jerry HENECHOWICZ, Rosalyn and Stephen ADAM/ADAMS, and Steven and Mindi GREEN. Fun loving Zaidy to Shawna, Sam, and Tara HENECHOWICZ, Joanna, Corinne, and Tyler ADAM/ADAMS, and Ryan, and Lexi GREEN. Superb brother and brother-in-law to Adele and the late John GILBERG, Henry and Ofira GREEN, Jerry and Lola GREEN, and the late Pola and Jack SCHONFELD. Caring brother-in-law to Min and Bernie BRONSTEIN, Norm and Gerri ZOBERMAN, Bernice and Harvey BERMAN, and Brenda JACOB. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday February 12, 2006 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Beth Shalom Section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 40 Brookshire Circle, Thornhill. If desired, donations may be made to the David Green Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-16 published
Former Wiarton mayor remembered
Barney McKILLOP would call from his winter home in Florida to talk about local news
By Scott DUNN, Page A3
Just remembering Barney McKILLOP made Ruthann CARSON smile.
McKILLOP's funeral took place Thursday but CARSON said talking about him made her feel better. He enjoyed life, he was upbeat and ready to tell a joke or set someone up for a prank.
McKILLOP, 80, died unexpectedly early Monday morning of an aneurysm. CARSON worked with him while he was mayor and she was the deputy chief administrative officer and later chief administrative officer of the town.
McKILLOP was passionately interested in Wiarton, while on council and after. He was elected first as a town councillor in 1985. During that term Wiarton was under provincial supervision for deep financial problems.
While on council, McKILLOP could be feisty, said Wiarton Echo publisher and editor Keith GILBERT. But he was also easy to get along with.
Even when he was upset about something, he usually laughed about it, GILBERT said.
"You either like him or hate him. He's very set in his ways," said Margaret McKILLOP, McKILLOP's wife for the past 13 years.
She described her husband as "fun-loving" and a "gambler" who owned race horses in New Jersey in partnership with others. He knew his way around a racing form as well as the card table when playing bridge.
McKILLOP was elected mayor in 1988 amid a house-cleaning by voters who favoured "new thinking" and McKILLOP's preference for more openness, CARSON said.
He served two terms before retiring in 1994, after which he and his wife took a trip around the world and started wintering in Florida.
Their world tour was taken partly by container ship. They also took trips to Indonesia, China a couple of times, Vietnam and Turkey. McKILLOP liked meeting different people and experiencing different cultures, said Margaret McKILLOP.
Though out of politics, McKILLOP remained interested in Wiarton affairs. He would call CARSON and others from his winter home in Florida to talk about news he'd read in the Wiarton Echo.
"It was always interesting to hear his point of view," CARSON said.
GILBERT said he would get several calls from McKILLOP every winter about news in the Echo, which he read in Florida. The last call was about the number of people who were running for mayor in South Bruce Peninsula.
"I liked him personally as a friend and as a mayor I think he did very well," GILBERT said.
McKILLOP was born in Toronto. He married, had one son and retired as an inspector for the Toronto Transit Commission.
He used to come up to Wiarton to fish and loved the area so he retired here, Margaret McKILLOP said. By then, his son, Brian McKILLOP, had already moved to Markdale.
Bernard (Barney) McKILLOP is survived by wife Margaret, his son Brian and his wife Sandra of Markdale and his grandchildren Janine (Mike) LOVE of Chesley and Jessica of London.
He leaves his step-children Carole (Mike) CLEARY of Allenford, Jim (Linda) WYONCH of Colpoy's Bay, Nancy WYONCH (Brian CLEAVER) of Port Elgin, Debbie (Steven) SCOTT of Port Elgin, Janet WYONCH of Milton and by seven step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Dorothy, and his brother, Harold.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-17 published
CEASER, Mary Ellen (GILBERT)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Thursday afternoon June 15, 2006. The former Mary GILBERT of Owen Sound formerly of Kitchener in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne CEASER. Loving mother of Larry and his wife Nancy of Allenford. Lovingly remembered by her three grandchildren; Joe, Edward and Charlotte. Dear sister of Hazel GILBERT and sister-in-law of Walter THOMPSETT both of Owen sound. Also survived by three nephews. Predeceased by a sister Elsie THOMPSETT and a brother Jack. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Monday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Mary by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-28 published
MacKENZIE, Evelyn
Surrounded by her family, Evelyn Mackenzie passed away peacefully at home in Gateway Haven, Wiarton at the age of 92 on June 26th, 2006. Predeceased by her loving husband James in 1985, her daughter Sally GILBERT in 1980 and her twin sister Ethelwyn (Eccy) PATTERSON in 1977. Also predeceased by two brothers Charles and Donald MacGREGOR and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Beloved mother of Barry and his wife Nancy of London. Proud Grandmother of Debbie MacKIE (Jerry), Robert GILBERT (Melanie), Tracey HEPBURN (Don) and Tara PHILLIPS (Trevor.) Cherished Great-Grandmother of Amber, Jenna, Kaley and Paige MacKIE, Kyle and Daniel GILBERT, Barrett and Justin HEPBURN and Ashley PHILLIPS. She will be missed by her son-in-law Gail GILBERT and sister-in-law Jean CARSON. Evelyn was a respected teacher and mentor, positively influencing the lives of many young people. She was active in the Clavering church community, loved golf, bridge, travel and was on the winning team of the 1984 Ontario Seniors Curling Championship. A special thank-you to the staff of Gateway Haven for their gentle care and compassion for Evelyn and her family during her final days. Friends and family are invited to share their memories of Evelyn during visitation at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton, on Thursday, June 29th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Evelyn's life will be held at the funeral home on June 30th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Audrey BROWN officiating. Interment to follow at Bayview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clavering United Church or Friends of Gateway as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-12 published
WRIGHT, Roy Edward
World War II Veteran
Peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton on Sunday, December 10, 2006. Roy Edward WRIGHT at the age of 92 years. Loving husband of the former Audrey HEATH. Cherished father of Joanne (late Stanley) THOMAS, of Saint Mary's; Donna STEIP, of Saint Thomas; Barbara (Allan) GILBERT, of Wiarton; Betty (Robert) LAWRENCE, of Sarnia Paul WRIGHT, of Oakville; and Connie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Daryl McCARTNEY,) of Wiarton. Much loved grandfather of Steven, David, Allan, Jeff, Peter, Allana, Becky, Carey, Tiedra, Hollie, and Brice. Great-grandfather of Jackson, Mitchell, Adam, Amanda, Colin, Dylan, Emily, Ethan, Glenn, Michal, Quiaden, Levi, and Joshua. Dear brother of Lloyd, Orville (Martina), Gladys (Allan) PERCH, Lilian TAILOR/TAYLOR, Mary (Zeke) MYLES, all of Wiarton, and Jim, of Mississauga. Roy will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Rose; brothers Albert 'Teeny' and Stanley 'Turk'; and sister, Shirley EBEL. Roy brought clean drinking water to many families through Stan Wright and Co. Well Drillers and served his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for many years. Family will receive Friends at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Roy's life will be conducted from the chapel on Wednesday, December 13th at 1: 00 o'clock. Pastor Jon DART officiating. Spring interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Members of the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Dept. will form an Honour Guard. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A White Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow in Roy's memory by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-18 published
GILBERT, Sharon Anne (née HALEY)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton with her family by her side Friday evening December 15, 2006. The former Sharon HALEY of R.R.#5 Wiarton in her 58th year. Loved wife and best friend of Cliff GILBERT. Loving mother of Bruce of Victoria, British Columbia, Trevor and his wife Kate of Wiarton, Joan MATTHEWS and her husband Andrew of Owen Sound and Tammy FORBES and her husband Rick of Lion's Head. Lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren; Steenika, Lindsay, Greta and Haley. Dear daughter of Art HALEY of Wiarton. Dear sister of Dorothy, Jeanette, Diane, David and Ross. Dear sister-in-law of Allan GILBERT of Wiarton. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by her mother Lilly Alberta HALEY. Sharon was a retired teacher from the local public schools on the Bruce, a volunteer of Saint_John's United Church and a member of the Purple Valley Women's Institute. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Saint_John's United Church, Wiarton Tuesday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Spring Interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Wiarton Hospital would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Sharon by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
TOWLE, Jim
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, February 2, 2006, Jim TOWLE of London in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Carol TOWLE of London. Loving Father to Richard and his wife Charlotte TOWLE, Pam and her husband Paul RAINFORD, Joan and her husband Brent McLAUGHLIN, Rick and his wife Cheryl EGGETT, Brenda DOL, Sherry and her husband Dave BAILEY, Tina MORDEN and her husband Tony HERREMANS, Sandra and her husband Scott GILBERT. James TOWLE Jr. survived by 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Marjorie NORTHEY and Donna HEASLIP and predeceased by a sister Joan and his parents Evelyn and James TOWLE. Jim was a life member of the London Horseshoe Club and also received his 40 years from Local #473 Sheet Metal Workers. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday February 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Cancer Centre. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to James TOWLE.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Beryl Dorothy (née BRANCHFLOWER)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in her 74th year. Beloved wife of John LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. She will be fondly remembered by her children Paul (Janice) LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Michelle (Bob) McCULLOCH, Simone (Graeme) CRABB, Dierdre (Jean) GILBERT, and by 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation will be followed by interment in Kent, England. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-06 published
MILLER, Walter
Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at Four Counties Health Services, Walter MILLER of R.R.#3 Rodney in his 98th year. Beloved wife of Donna MILLER (FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Cherished father of Jane and her husband Lloyd JARVIS, Beth and her husband Paul GILBERT, John and his wife Lynda and Marilyn and her husband Gord ARMSTRONG. Dear grandfather to Lisa and Matt HIND and daughter Sandra HIND, Sarah Jarvis, Alison, Andrew and Hattie GILBERT, Tom, Matthew, Michael and Katy MILLER and Jake and Archie ARMSTRONG. Also survived by sisters in law Millie BAKER and Marjorie MILLER and brother-in-law Anderson FLEMING/FLEMMING and his wife Louella as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers Lewis and Richard and sister Esther. Walter has been a successful farmer in the area all his life and was a long time member of the Rodney Kiwanis club. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, March 6th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Reverend A. BRNDJAR and Pastor R. KARN officiating. Interment Calvary United Church cemetery, Churchville. If desired, memorial contributions to the Mission and Service Fund of the Rodney Calvary United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810).

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-28 published
MacGREGOR, Phyllis Ann (née GILBERT)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2006. Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Phyllis A. (GILBERT) MacGREGOR of Parkhill in her 68th year. Beloved wife of the late Stuart MacGREGOR (2000.) Dear mother of Scott and Gayle MacGREGOR of R.R.#2, Grand Bend, Pam MacGREGOR and her partner Cliff of Uxbridge. Special nanna of Kelli Lynn MacGREGOR. Dear sister of Alex GILBERT (Beatrice) of Florida, Wesley GILBERT (Betty) of Florida, Dolores MARTIN (Don) of San Diego, California, Deanna TEBBY (Cliff) of Parkhill, William GILBERT (Flossie) of Michigan. Special friend of Norma BROWN of Strathroy and Madeline BOX of Parkhill. Sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours. Predeceased by infant brother Richard. Phyllis was born in Owosso, Michigan February 20, 1939, the daughter of the late Alexander and Thelma (MONROE) GILBERT. A memorial service will be conducted at the Bethel Baptist Church, 264 Princess Street, Strathroy on Friday, March 31st, at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Douglas WATSON will officiate. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Bethel Baptist Church or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. MacGREGOR at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation, Parkhill.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-29 published
GILBERT, Viola Margaret
At home with family at her side, Viola Margaret GILBERT of London, formerly of R.R.#1 Wallacetown passed away on Monday March 27, 2006 in her 77th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Best friend and loving wife of 58 years to Ray GILBERT. Loving mother of John (Judy) GILBERT, Susan (Roger) WEEKS, Paul (Beth) GILBERT and Marie (Sam) VANDER WYNGAARD. Cherished grandmother of Alison, Andrew, and Hattie GILBERT, Alesha BECKETT and Sara VANDER WYNGAARD. Dear sister of Rose WARKENTIN, Douglas, Norman, Carl and Richard STADDON. Dear sister-in-law of Earl (Veronica) GILBERT and Florence GILBERT. Predeceased by her sister Hazel STALKER and brother-in-law George GILBERT, George WARKENTIN and Bruce STALKER. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, Friends, tennis mates and church family. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral service will be held on Thursday March 30, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. from Saint Peter's Anglican Church, Tyrconnell. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-14 published
DICKSON/DIXON- DUPONT, Mildred (MOORE)
At Braemar Retirement Centre, on Thursday, April 13, 2006, Mrs. Mildred DICKSON/DIXON- DUPONT of Wingham, formerly of Belmore age 81 years. The former Mildred MOORE beloved wife of the late Kenneth DICKSON/DIXON (1991.) Dear mother of Allan and Connie DICKSON/DIXON and Karen and Paul MOFFATT of Wingham, Twyla and Ken GILBERT of Elmira, Mary and Doug LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of London and Joan and Kerry REIBELING of Drayton. Also survived by Dan DUPONT, eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by her sisters Margaret, Annie and Ruth and by brothers Edward, Russell, Garnet, Stan and Charlie. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Sunday, 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral chapel on Monday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Karen MacRAE officiating. Interment in McIntosh Cemetery, Carrick Township. Memorial donations to Belmore Presbyterian Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or your charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
DERBY, Brian James
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, after a courageous battle with cancer on May 5, 2006 in his 54th year. Loving husband and best pal to Brenda Jean (CARDWELL,) predeceased (1998.) By his mother Agnes, father-in-law Bruce CARDWELL (2003.) Loving son of Hugh and his wife Margaret. Dearest brother of Frances and her husband, Doug DUWYN, Euan and his wife Sherry all of London, especially Tom and his wife Carol of Florida. Dear son-in-law of Mary Jean CARDWELL. Brother-in-law of Bonnie STRICKLAND (Ken,) Bill CARDWELL, Bob and Rosalind, Barb GRUBB and Dave and Becky JENKINS and Willie. Brian will be sadly missed by his many aunts and uncles in London and Scotland his nieces and nephews and great niece and nephew. Special good bye to his best friend Al GILBERT and his cousin Kevin McQUILLIAN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 3 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-12 published
HAGARTY, Evelyn Joan (née REILLY) R.N.
Graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, London daughter of Walter and Josephine REILLY (Walter killed overseas in World War 2;) predeceased by her sister Winnie O'BRIEN, Rathmalyon, County of Meath, Ireland and Madeline RYAN, Chicago; survived by her sister Norma and Doctor Richard TURNBOW, Tulsa, Oklahoma, husband William and six children: Maura and Murray BANNON, Nassau, The Bahamas, Megan and Geoffrey SMITH, Oakville, Sean, Gerard and Catherine, London, and Doctor Sarah HAGARTY and her husband Dr. Kevin DRAXINGER, Chicago and nine grandchildren. Many thanks to Rev. Leslie, Doctor GILBERT, Doctor SANATANI and the caring nursing and supporting staff at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Saturday evening from 7-9 o'clock and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday afternoon at 3: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers may wish to donate to London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital 4th floor Medicine Nursing Fund.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-12 published
HARRISON, Lyle McColl
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, May 11, 2006, Lyle McColl HARRISON of Middlesex Centre (Lobo Twp.) in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Catharine (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) HARRISON. Dear father of Stewart and Kate HARRISON of Woodstock. Dear grandfather of Charlie HARRISON. Predeceased by son Wayne HARRISON (1997.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Shirley and Lloyd DURR and Erma and Murray GIBBS of Parkhill, Ray and Jean HARRISON of Blenheim and Marie HARRISON of London. Predeceased by brothers Peter HARRISON and LaVern HARRISON and sister-in-law Margaret HARRISON and brother-in-law Don GILBERT. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the funeral service will be held on Saturday May 13 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Colin ZAVITZ officiating. Interment Carlisle Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Lyle was a Signalman in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2. A tree will be planted in memory of Mr. Lyle HARRISON.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-12 published
PARISH, Marjorie Bernice (MARSHALL)
At the Bobier Villa Dutton on Wednesday May 10, 2006, Marjorie Bernice (MARSHALL) PARISH in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Harold PARISH. Dear mother of Harold and Nora PARISH of Dutton, Marie PARISH of London, Mildred and Leo GILBERT of Thunder Bay, Marjorie PARISH of Goderich, John and Debbie PARISH of Okotoks Alberta. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Ed, a daughter Pattie, sisters Minnie DURNION, Ethel STANLEY and a brother James MARSHALL. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St. Dutton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to Bobier Villa would be appreciated.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-20 published
GONDER, Willoughby Maurice
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Thursday, May 18th, 2006 Willoughby Maurice GONDER of London in his 93rd year. Husband of the late Grace Davina (SIME) GONDER. Father of Jim (Ann) GONDER of Ingersoll and Jon (Norma) GONDER of Pennsylvania. Grandfather of Thomas, Leigh, Beth, Steven and Brian GONDER and Joyce GILBERT. Great-grandfather of Noah, Clara, Ruby, Evelyn, Jack and Grace. The family wishes to express their thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Parkwood Hospital for all their care and kindness. Friends will be received by the family from 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, May 23rd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Robert W. WILSON officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Greater Europe Mission, 100 Ontario Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 4Z1, Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario, N6E 1A2 or to The Gideons P.O. Box 3619 Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-13 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Morris Allen
Of R.R.#8 Saint Thomas on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after ailing health, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband and best friend of 54 years of Kathleen Bernice (GILBERT) TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dearly loved father of Marilyn TAILOR/TAYLOR of Saint Thomas, Nancy KERR of Windsor and Allen and his wife Diane TAILOR/TAYLOR of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Donald and his wife Pearl TAILOR/TAYLOR of Saint Thomas and Lloyd (wife late Pat) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Kelli, Josh, Aaron, Evangeline, Sammi-Jo, Eric, Andrea, Kevin and Laura and great grandfather of Jaden. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Morris was born in Saint Thomas on June 23, 1923, the son of the late Clarence William and Grace Evangeline (McTAVISH) TAILOR/TAYLOR. He was a farmer and served on the County Wheat Committee, the Ontario Wheat Marketing Producers Board, the Elgin County Plowmen Association, the North Yarmouth Historical Society, the Kettle Creek Pioneers, Coyle's Country Store Annual Historical Show, The Mitchell Pioneer and Hobby Club, First Ontario 2 Cylinder Club and The Tri Country Heritage and Antique Show of Ilderton; and was a Trustee with the Board of Education, was a member of Yarmouth Centre United Church and served on the Board, was a volunteer with Meals-on-Wheels, a volunteer at Elgin Manor (playing music and visiting) and was active in the community throughout his life. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Yarmouth Centre United Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-29 published
EVANS, Winnifred Jean (née DONALDSON)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Winnie, at University Hospital on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Eric for over 57 years. Cherished mother of Dianne (Terry PITCHER) of Toronto, Alan (Vicki) of London and Randy (Kathy) of Calgary. Predeceased by son, Mel. Much loved grandmother of William PITCHER, Tyler, Katelyn, Parker, Sydney, Madison, Gord (Terry) and Chris EVANS, and great-grandmother of Ashley and Colten. Predeceased by her parents Mayme and Robert and by brothers Ken and Don. Loving sister/sister-in-law of Marge DONALDSON, Marie MacINTYRE, Betty SCHOOP, Shirley GILBERT, Helen and George CUTHBERTSON, Doug and Joan DONALDSON, Bob and Eileen EVANS and Ted and Karen EVANS. The family will receive Friends on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, June 30th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment of ashes, St. George's Cemetery, Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-01 published
GILBERT, Barbara
In loving memory of a wonderful wife and Mom, a Grandma beyond compare, Barbara, who passed away June 30, 2000.
Never more than a thought away,
Loved and missed every day.
Remembered always, Howard; Bob, Kim and Dane; Jan, Gord, Jessica and Kate; Sue, Andy, Jack, Luke and Walker.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-01 published
JOSEPH, Mary Lee (GEORGE)
Peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family and Friends on Thursday, June 29, 2006, Mary Lee (GEORGE) JOSEPH, age 52, of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia, beloved wife of Norman Darrell JOSEPH and dear mother of Norman (Bart) JOSEPH Jr. and his wife Jody and Michael (Keeb) JOSEPH all of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Tyler, Bryce and Kyra. Daughter of Elsie Muriel GEORGE of Stoney Point and dear sister of Josephine GEORGE and Martha Verle EARLE of Kettle Point, Franklin B. GEORGE and his wife Donna of London, Roderick A. GEORGE and his wife Gina, Stewart B. GEORGE, Ellwood GEORGE, Sandra LUNDEHN and her husband Axle, Joy H. LEWIS and her husband Jerry and Tina R. GEORGE all of Stoney Point and Robert W. GEORGE and his wife Delina of Sarnia. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and Friends. Pre-deceased by her father Abraham GEORGE and a brother Carl Leon GEORGE Sr., Mrs. JOSEPH was a lifelong Sarnia area resident. Funeral service will be held at the Maawndooshgumig Community Centre on Monday, July 3rd at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Joseph GILBERT officiating. Interment in the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Cemetery. Visitation at the MaawnDooshGumig Community Centre on Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Arrangement entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-19 published
BEAL, Jo-Anne Denise (née GILBERT)
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, July 17, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after ailing health, in her 60th year. Dearly loved mother of Jamie BEAL and his partner Kim KOSTIUK of Saint Thomas and Tyler BEAL and his partner Renee ROBICHAUD of Dryden. Loved grandmother of Trevor, Kayla, Skylyn, Damon and Madison. Jo-Anne was born in London on April 20, 1947, the daughter of the late Hector and Betty GILBERT and step-daughter of Rossine GILBERT of Saint Thomas. Good friend of Linda PARKINS and Robert PAYNE, both of Orillia. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. She enjoyed bingo, shopping and her Friends. A Public Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 12: 00 to 1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
GILBERT, Gary James
September 13, 2003
In loving memory of our precious son
The angels sang "Amazing Grace",
The Lord came down and Touched your face,
He held your hand and whispered low,
"Come with me it's time to go".
The angels lined up side-by-side
A precious son was on his way,
The night God took him home to stay.
Terribly missed and always loved Mom and Dad, and families.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
ORCHARD, F. Ilene (née GILBERT)
Of Shedden, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Monday, September 11, 2006, in her 96th year. Loved wife of the late Sydney C. Orchard (1971.) Loved mother of Mary (Perry) CLUTTERBUCK, Hugh (Dorothy), Glenn (Jo Ann), Keith (Sandy), Rev. Neil (Judy), Roy (Anette,) and Dana WETZEL. Cherished grandmother of 24, Brent (Lori), Beth (Chris), John (Pam), Michele (Steve), Alison (Rob), Kim (Scott), Karan (Pat), Michael (Jasminka), David, Anita (Gord), Sherri (Glenn), Don (Beth), Kerri Lynn (Chad), Danielle (Damon), Merrily, Shareen, Scott (Kara), Steven (Sandi), Amy, Blake, Aaron, Rachel (Johnathan), Kevin, and Sarah. Loved great grandmother of 44. Also survived by sister-in-law, Marjorie GILBERT and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter-in-law, Sandra ORCHARD, 2 great-grandchildren and four brothers, Eldon, Bernie, Bruce and Douglas GILBERT. Ilene was born in Paynes Mills, Ontario, May 25, 1911, the daughter of the late Ernest and Fannie (McALPINE) GILBERT. She was a life member of Wabuna Rebekah Lodge #143, Shedden and the Shedden Women's Institute and a member of the Southwold Golden Age Club. Ilene was devoted to her family. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment in Shedden Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Arthritis Society gratefully acknowledged.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-02 published
PEPPER, Peggy D. (née MEERS)
Passed away peacefully on October 29, 2006 surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Peggy will be fondly remembered by her daughter Leanne and son-in-law Tim, her son Randy and daughter-in-law MaryAnn, her dear friend and companion Art GILBERT, her brothers Ken and Bud and their families, Travis, Matthew and Kristin, Margaret JANSEN, Carlyle JANSEN and her sons, Naz and Willem, Art's family and Peggy's huge network of Friends, bridge partners and dance companions. Peggy had a marvelous laugh, a warm smile and a wonderful passion for life that included her family, dance, travel, swimming and her faithful dog, Tasha. Her family would like to thank her nephew Tony MEERS and his wife Suzy, the members of Runnymede United Church in Toronto, the members of Metropolitan United Church in London and her many Friends for praying for Peggy throughout her illness and for supporting us these past difficult years. A special note of thanks to Doctor VANDENBERG and the dedicated nurses and staff at the London Cancer Centre and to Doctor WARR and the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital who provided Peggy with excellent care over the past two years. There will be a service of remembrance and celebration of Peggy's life at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street, London on Saturday November 4th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated if donations were made to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation http://www.pmhf.ca/) or The Cancer Care Program at The London Health Sciences Foundation (http://www.lhst.ca/)

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
CORNISH (infant)
Entered into the loving arms of our Lord on Sunday, November 12, 2006. Born on October 14, 2006 in Saint Thomas. Precious little girl of Jamie and Jackie CORNISH of Tillsonburg. Dear sister of Kelly, Kimberly and Korie. Our beautiful daughter will be sadly missed by grandma Barb CORNISH (Al), Grandpa Kevin CORNISH (Laurie), Nana Edith KOBUS and Papa Randy MILLSON. Special niece of uncle Christopher and aunt Jennifer, uncle Joshua and aunt Pam, uncle Nicholas and uncle D and aunt Kristen. Great-granddaughter of Arthur GILBERT (Aileen) of London, Shirley CORNISH of Tillsonburg, Lorraine GILBERT of Tillsonburg and great-great-granddaughter of Regina BEAULIEU of Windsor. As well as great-aunt Teresa CHRISTO and uncle Bill KELLY and great-aunt Kathy THOME and uncle Rick HARRIS will keep Kairi's memory in our hearts forever. Kairi will be missed by several aunts, uncles and cousins from her family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-5221) and are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Saint Mary's Youth Ministry or to Father Langan Parish Centre would be greatly appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome. com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
TANTON, Harold Robert Cicio
At Sarnia on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Harold R.C. TANTON of Sarnia in his 84th year. Dear husband of Audrey KENNINGS (1995.) Father of Elizabeth ROUTWAITE, Yvonne NEATHWAY, Bill TANTON, Patricia RICHARDS, Gary TANTON, Debbie FIELDS, Betty TANTON, Nancy ROGERS, Tim TANTON, Robert TANTON, Joe TANTON, Sandra TANTON, and Lisa GILBERT. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Marion THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Grace PATRICK. Predeceased by brother Jack TANTON and Edward "Ted" TANTON. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at a later date. M. Box and son Funeral Home 183 Broad Street Parkhill, Ontario 519-294-6382 in charge of arrangements. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
GILBERT, Georgina
After a lengthy battle of cancer, on Saturday, November 25, 2006, Georgina GILBERT, in her 55th year. Cherished sister of Mary Lebel and William Earl, both of London and James Wayne of Cincinnati. Dear sister-in-law of Etoile GILBERT of Saint Thomas. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Harold and Verda GILBERT and brother Jack GILBERT. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Thursday November 30, 2006 from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Logan Funeral Home Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. John LEKX officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Georgina.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
GILBERT, Howard Lewis " Howie"
In London on Friday December 15, 2006, at the age 84. Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Barbara (2000). Survived by his children Robert and Kim of Oakville; Janice and Gordon BANTING of London, and Susan and Andy HINCENBERGS of Toronto. Grandpa to Dane GILBERT of Oakville, Jessica BANTING of Queensland, Australia, and Kate BANTING of Toronto. And Poppy to Jack, Luke and Walker HINCENBERGS. Also survived by his dear Scottish lass Kathleen D'ARCY of Toronto. Howie enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1940 and served in both the Royal Canadian Navy and the British Royal Navy for the duration of the war. He took part in the North African Invasion, the Battle of the Atlantic, the Russian Murmansk Run, and transported our Prisoners of War home from Hong Kong after V-J Day; receiving his discharge in Vancouver in 1945. A Licensed Class A and Class B mechanic, he was owner/operator of Howie's Collision Service Inc. for over 30 years. He was a long time member of the Business Club of London, Ontario Apprenticeship Committee, London Chamber of Commerce, Royal Canadian Legion - 501, The Royal Canadian Naval Association - London, London Shrine Club - Mocha Temple, and the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron. For over 50 years he and Barb, and more recently he and D'Arcy, spent summers boating and cottaging in Port Franks; and their winters in Venice, Florida. He was a wanderer and a roamer, always curious - exploring and meeting new people. He loved the sea and greatly enjoyed going on cruises, keeping a bag packed just in case a good deal should come up. But most of all he was a solid, supportive and loving family man. Friends will be received by the family from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday December 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. He will join Barb to rest in the Veteran's section of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A Royal Canadian Legion service under the auspices of Lambeth Branch No. 501 will be conducted at the funeral home at the beginning of the service. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
EVANS, Eric
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Eric at University Hospital, on Thursday, December 21st, 2006, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Winnie (née DONALDSON.) Cherished father of Dianne (Terry) PITCHER of Toronto, Alan (Vicki) of London and Randy (Kathy) of Calgary. Predeceased by son, Mel. Much loved grandfather of William PITCHER, Tyler, Katelyn, Parker, Sydney, Madison, Gord (Terry) and Chris EVANS, and great-grandfather of Ashley and Colten. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Nellie and by sister Edith and brothers-in-law Ken and Don. Loving brother/brother-in-law of Marge DONALDSON, Marie MacINTYRE, Betty SCHOOP, Shirley GILBERT, Helen and George CUTHBERTSON, Doug and Joan DONALDSON, Bob and Eileen EVANS and Ted and Karen EVANS. The memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private family interment of ashes, St. George's Cemetery, Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to westview@execulink.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-24 published
Positive outlook made up for lack of education
By Glynnis MAPP, Free Press Reporter, Sun., December 24, 2006
In his prime, Howard Lewis GILBERT was a robust, muscular man who did chin-ups every morning, took the stairs instead of elevators and was known to open beer bottles with his teeth.
He was a Second World War veteran who fought in the Battle of the Atlantic, was involved in the invasion of North Africa and made Allied shipping runs to Murmansk in Russia.
GILBERT, who died December 15 after fighting prostate cancer, was a Class A mechanic and a Class A father, said his daughter, Susan HINCENBERGS.
Born on a farm near Arkona, GILBERT dropped out of school at age 11 and worked as a farmhand.
He was 16 when he lied about his age to enlist in the naval reserves in 1940.
In 1942, GILBERT was posted to various ships, including HMS Beagle, as a stoker helping fuel coal-powered vessels.
Jack AITKEN, a fellow stoker on the Beagle, described GILBERT as "an upbeat fella and a good buddy that never seemed to get down about anything.
"We were at sea, the trips were rough, the weather was rough. Some guys took it really hard… but he always made the best of it," AITKEN remembered.
"He would sing old sailor tunes at the top of his lungs while he was working. The English guys didn't know what to make of him."
He also cheated death during the war: surviving a bout of malaria, overcoming extreme cold while working on a ship in Russia, and making it through a torpedo bombing aboard a destroyer.
After his discharge, GILBERT settled in London and set his sights on a young woman named Barbara, whom he met through his sister, Laura. He and Barbara married on October 22, 1949.
With the war over, he began taking night courses at local trade schools and earned mechanic licences. He opened Howie's Collision Service Inc. in London in 1960.
His eldest son, Bob GILBERT, described his father as an avid Legion supporter "who always believed in serving his country." He wore his uniform at formal functions and visited local Legion offices during family vacations.
Howard GILBERT never had the money or opportunity to finish school, but believed in education for his children.
"He always said you should go to school and pursue a career, and if you couldn't go to school, you better be 'damned good (at a) trade,' " his son said.
HINCENBERGS said she grew up in a household with a lot of love and a lot of tools.
"We learned a lot of things from my dad: how to move anything with a trailer hitch and chain… tie off an anchor before you throw it overboard… so many things," she said. "The most important thing was how to be a great parent."
GILBERT rode a bike around town until he was 75. Before he became ill, he took up golf.
"He had a terrible golf swing, but he didn't care," Bob GILBERT said. "I think (golf) was the only thing my father wasn't good at. He was always good at everything else."

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GILBERT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-28 published
MILLER, Anita May
Passed away at Huronia Hospital, Midland on Wednesday June 21st, 2006 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Charles (Chuck) MILLER of Wasaga Beach. Dear mother to Donnita MAXIM and her husband Bruce of London and Daniel Brent HANNAFORD and his wife Gwen of Etobicoke. Grandma to four grandchildren, Sean David HANNAFORD, Karen Nicole LAINGE, Erin Anita MAXIM- McLEAN (Rob) and Kyle HANNAFORD. Sister to Doreen, Virginia and Tom. Predeceased by her son Sgt. David HANNAFORD (1992) M.T.P.F., and brother Bill. Dearly loved by all nieces, nephews and cousins. Ardant lover of all "Pets". Anita leaves a special friend Barbara GILBERT. Visitation was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road E, Wasaga Beach on Saturday June 24th, 2006 from 12-3 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. Cremation. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
Pat PATTERSON, Broadcaster And Writer (1921-2005)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation pioneer hosted Trans-Canada Matinee, launched Polka Dot Door and wrote umpteen documentaries, plays and musicals but always turned down accolades
By Sabitri GHOSH, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Kingston -- Even in the form of a disembodied voice, Pat PATTERSON turned heads. Her firm yet supple contralto, one Canadian Broadcasting Corporation listener wrote, was "the most beautiful speaking voice" she had ever heard. Furthermore, said the fan letter, Ms. PATTERSON's show Trans-Canada Matinee "has helped me raise my children, kept me informed on world affairs, and acquainted me with the little but interesting people in the world -- and always with a chuckle." Added the Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, writer: "Your audience has always felt that Matinee was you, Pat."
For Ms. PATTERSON, there was no higher compliment. As striking in person as her radio voice insinuated, the prolific broadcaster, author and composer wanted her work to speak for her; she was merely the transmitter. "She was very retiring and very unassuming," said her partner, Sheila GILBERT. " Her attitude was, 'I don't want anything. No fuss, no muss.' "
In later years, she recoiled from public attention, even failing to show up at the 1986 Gemini Awards to pick up the John Drainie Award for lifetime achievement in broadcasting. Orphaned amid the festivities, the plaque was eventually retrieved from a garbage bin (so the story goes) and delivered in private.
The lifetime it celebrated was rarely discussed by Ms. PATTERSON. All she would reveal of her early years was her birthplace, Victoria, and the fact she earned a licentiate in voice and violin. A precocious only child, she co-wrote her high school's anthem with next-door neighbour Lucy BERTON, a sister of writer-historian Pierre BERTON. At 21, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and drove ambulances in Britain for the Red Cross. Returning to Canada in 1944, she moved to Toronto, where she hoped to have a career in advertising.
An agency man referred her to a friend, who referred her to another friend who worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. There, she landed jobs in the record library and continuity department.
"It was strictly the understudy in the wings department," Ms. PATTERSON told Peter GZOWSKI on a Morningside interview in 1986. "An announcer by the name of Frank Herbert was doing an afternoon concert hour, and I planned that program -- I planned the music and so on. One day, he was ill, and no one could be found to take his place. And the boss said, would I like to try it? So I did. And that was it: I was hooked."
In 1948, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation gave Ms. PATTERSON her own nationwide show, Pat's Music Room, half an hour of her diverse musical selections. She also lent her voice, programming skills and writing talents to a host of other network enterprises, prompting one columnist to dub her a "Jill of all trades."
When the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation joined the television revolution in 1952, the poised and telegenic Ms. PATTERSON led the charge. She often served as a pitchwoman for live-to-air commercials; writer June CALLWOOD remembered seeing her in one for electric stoves, "the kind that she just stands there and says she just loves her stove."
As Ms. PATTERSON's reputation grew, Ms. CALLWOOD's husband, Trent FRAYNE, was sent to interview her for Chatelaine. "You two would be great Friends," he told his wife. When the women met through a mutual friend, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Dorothy (Dodi) ROBB, they did indeed get along famously.
"We had the same sense of humour and the same ethics about behaviour she was a little more Victorian than I was, but we were both very proper women," Ms. CALLWOOD said.
When the still-single Ms. PATTERSON became pregnant and decided to raise her child herself, she turned to Ms. Callwood for support. "That was very unusual, to keep a baby in those days," Ms. Callwood said. "What people did was hide out and give the baby up for adoption, but she was not going to do that. At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which was more broad-minded than most places, it was still a bit of a shocker."
Through resourceful time management and the help of close Friends, Ms. PATTERSON managed to rear her son, David, while working on three radio and two television shows at the same time. It was a remarkable feat that she divulged to no one but the most trusted of intimates.
She found sanctuary, as well as creative satisfaction, in her profession. "You sit in that booth and you are quite private," said fellow Canadian Broadcasting Corporation employee Liz FAWKES, who befriended the older woman and later babysat her son.
In the pinnacle of her Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career, Ms. PATTERSON was chosen to host Trans-Canada Matinee in 1961. Aimed at a daytime audience of women -- even as that audience's perceptions of itself and its role were shifting -- the public-affairs program offered interviews with the likes of W.H. Auden, George Balanchine, and Laurence Olivier.
"If and when women achieve that mythical status they keep fussing about, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Matinee should deserve some of the credit," wrote Toronto Telegram columnist DuBarry CAMPEAU in 1968. "It is lively and literate and any woman or man listening to it will be both entertained and informed."
Though upset by the abrupt cancellation of Matinee in 1971, Ms. PATTERSON smoothly segued into children's entertainment, arguably the love of her professional life. In the 1950s and '60s, she had collaborated with Ms. ROBB on a children's musical fantasy, an after-school television program, and three children's musicals. Now, the partners set to work on a new children's program, The Polka Dot Door. Besides composing the buoyant theme song -- still hummed on schoolyards and playgrounds across Canada -- Ms. PATTERSON also co-wrote the first 60 shows. "She had a sense of play, she had a sense of fun," said Ms. CALLWOOD, citing these as the cues for Ms. PATTERSON's approach to writing for children.
In a 1973 interview, Ms. PATTERSON also spoke of her strong sense of responsibility. "I think we're so conditioned, so tuned into the fact we're writing for children, we have to take care." She wanted her plays and programs to act as "good influences," she said, "if not in a moral sense, at least in a getting-along sense."
Ms. PATTERSON's words and music were behind many of the most durable children's shows of the 1970s and '80s, including numerous Sharon, Lois and Bram specials and Fred Penner's Place. She also developed and hosted short-run Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series, and wrote plays and documentaries for radio and television. Her proudest achievement -- a docudrama on the life of landscape painter and war artist David Milne, A Path of His Own, which she also narrated -- won seven Canadian Film and Television Awards in 1980.
A scrupulous craftswoman, she was a critic of her own work, too. In a 1990 letter, she asked the editors of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada to drop all references to her musical Henry Green and the Mighty Machine, "as it had a very brief life, while the three musicals previously mentioned have continued to get productions after more than 20 years."
But real life allowed no such revisions. In the late 1980s, Ms. PATTERSON had a permanent falling-out with Ms. ROBB, which affected her personally as well as professionally. Even more devastating was her son's death in 1994 from cancer. "That was a disaster," said Ms. FAWKES. " You don't want your children to go before you."
Pat PATTERSON was born in Victoria on December 4, 1921, and died in Toronto on December 19, 2005, of cancer. She was 84. She leaves her partner, Sheila GILBERT.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-12 published
HAGARTY, Evelyn Joan (née REILLY) R.N.
Graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, London daughter of Walter and Josephine REILLY (Walter killed overseas in World War 2;) predeceased by her sister Winnie O'BRIEN, Rathmaylon, County of Meath, Ireland and Madeline RYAN, Chicago; survived by her sister Norma and Doctor Richard TURNBOW, Tulsa, Oklahoma, husband William and six children: Maura and Murray BANNON, Nassau, The Bahamas, Megan and Geoffrey SMITH, Oakville, Sean, Gerard and Catherine, London, and Doctor Sarah HAGARTY and her husband Dr. Kevin DRAXINGER, Chicago and nine grandchildren. Many thanks to Rev. LESLIE, Doctor GILBERT, Doctor SANATANI and the caring nursing and supporting staff at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Saturday evening from 7-9 o'clock and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday afternoon at 3: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers may wish to donate to London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital 4th floor Medicine Nursing Fund.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-17 published
GILBERT, Doctor Cecil, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
On Sunday, July 16, 2006 at his residence. Doctor Cecil GILBERT beloved husband of Constance (Connie) GILBERT (née GOFINE.) Loving father of Adam. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment, Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 1166 Bay Street on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Muki Baum Treatment Centres. (416- 630-2222).

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-13 published
John GILBERT, Lawyer And Politician: (1921-2006)
Brought up in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, he entered law and politics to try and make the world a better place. 'There wasn't a tinge of self-righteousness about him'
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Having vowed when he started practising law that each year any money he earned over $5,000 he would give away, John GILBERT lived up to a deeply held belief that he should help society's less fortunate. This belief led him to enter politics as a federal candidate for the New Democratic Party in 1963, and later helped him during 15 years as a judge in Ontario.
Mr. GILBERT, known to Friends as Jack, lost his first run at politics in 1963. Two years later, his luck turned: He won a seat in the riding of Riverdale (now called Broadview-Greenwood), which had been Conservative since 1867. After his win, he told reporters that he and his wife, Nora, had tirelessly knocked on the doors of all the riding's 15,000 homes.
"As soon as we began to talk to the people and found out how they were thinking, we knew we would win," Mr. GILBERT said at the time.
He attributed a large part of his good reputation in his riding to his work at Woodgreen Community Centre. Each week, he devoted a day to the legal problems of Broadview residents, work that he said gave him a chance to see many of the problems his constituents had. He went on to serve the community for 13 years as an member of Parliament. During that time, he was a caucus member under New Democratic Party leaders Tommy Douglas and Ed BROADBENT.
"He was one of the members of Parliament that I most admired in my life," said Mr. BROADBENT, who for many years held the riding of Oshawa-Whitby. Describing Mr. GILBERT as a gentle individual capable of unbelievable kindness, Mr. BROADBENT said Jack GILBERT had so few aggressive bones in his body that he wouldn't fight, like many of his fellow members of Parliament, to get into Question Period.
"There wasn't a tinge of self-righteousness about him," Mr. BROADBENT said. While he was a good constituents' member of Parliament, Mr. GILBERT didn't focus on his riding to the expense of national issues. "He was always good in caucus. He knew the national issues and he made his views known."
In 1969, Mr. GILBERT sharply criticized the government after the findings of a five-month housing inquiry were released. Calling the inquiry "a colossal fraud on the Canadian public," Mr. GILBERT said it had wasted time finding out what was already known. He said the report showed no concern for low-income people. He went on to say that it was strange that Canada could build enough cars, television sets and radios for its people but not enough houses to fulfill a basic right to decent accommodation. During his time as an member of Parliament, Mr. GILBERT also spent time at the United Nations with Pierre Trudeau, whom he greatly admired. Among the stories he liked to tell about his years in Ottawa was the time he and his wife, along with another member of Parliament and his wife, were heading to a black-tie affair where the Queen was the guest of honour. On their way, their old car broke down and they were forced to hitchhike. When a farmer stopped in his pickup to give them a ride, the two women sat in the front while John and the other member of Parliament hopped in the back, sitting atop a bale of hay.
Raised in Toronto, Jack GILBERT was the youngest of five children whose parents had left Ireland as poor Protestants and immigrated to Canada. At first, life was tough. With little money, John and his brothers gathered pieces of coal that had fallen off horse-drawn coal wagons to take home and heat their house. During the Depression, the family eventually lost their home to a mortgage foreclosure.
As a young boy, he sold papers in the heart of Toronto at Yonge and Bloor streets, for two cents each. Later in life, he loved to show his children how -- all in one motion -- he could still take a newspaper, slap it against his leg, fold it twice, slip it under the buyer's arm and hold out his hand for payment.
To help support his family, he left school early. After a couple of years working in a paper-box factory, he met and married his true love, Nora LAW, and she put him through university by working as a secretary at a car dealership. After learning they couldn't have children, they adopted three in succession.
When Mr. GILBERT graduated from law school, he went to work for a large firm but soon left because he felt they charged clients too much. He set up a private practice to represent the less fortunate and did a lot of pro bono work for the Salvation Army.
After 13 years in federal politics, Mr. GILBERT accepted an appointment in 1978 as a judge to the District Court of Ontario (now the Superior Court of Justice), where he remained until his retirement in 1993. After receiving the appointment, he called Bob Rae, who is now running for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party, and asked him if he would take over his seat. Mr. Rae is reported to have asked if his health was forcing him to leave.
"Yes," Mr. GILBERT replied. "I'm very healthy and I want to stay that way." Mr. Rae accepted the offer and was elected to the House of Commons in a 1978 by-election, defeating Conservative candidate Tom Clifford. Interestingly, Jack Layton, the current New Democratic Party leader, represents the same riding.
Vacations in the GILBERT household were seen as opportunities to help others. Some Christmas vacations in the 1960s were spent at an interracial commune in Americus, Georgia. Others were spent in Jamaica lending a hand to a friend who had started a residential school for deaf children.
"He believed in the human spirit," said his son Peter GILBERT, who described his father as a quietly religious person who felt God's hand was in everything he had been given.
In a 1971 letter to the editor of The Globe and Mail, Ted SUGGITT of Lindsay, Ontario, wrote about a memorable hitchhiking experience. While living in a northern cabin with his family, Mr. SUGGITT was hitchhiking back to the city when a man, his wife and their children stopped to pick him up.
"It was a wet, fall day, but the climate inside the car was cheerful and relaxed," Mr. SUGGITT wrote. "As our conversation touched on many subjects, I found myself enjoying the company of this man and his family. He was quite concerned about my problems of that day, which had to do with housing and working away from home."
After dropping him off in the city, Mr. GILBERT gave him his card and told him to call if he ever needed anything. Some time later, the hitchhiker saw Mr. GILBERT's picture in the paper and discovered he was a candidate in an upcoming election. "Although he was of a political party not of my choice, I was of the opinion Parliament would be a better place with a man of this calibre," Mr. SUGGITT wrote. "I have not been disappointed."
As a judge, Mr. GILBERT showed the same decency and fairness that he had in politics. In a 1985 case involving a man charged with mischief, Mr. GILBERT ordered a Toronto jury to acquit the man after determining that he had been pressured by police to give a statement. After hearing the statement, Mr. GILBERT said: "You could probably call 50 witnesses: and I wouldn't be persuaded the statement was voluntary."
There was no pretension about John GILBERT, said his friend, Ted MATLOW, a fellow judge. "Every serious legal discussion would end with a review of the Toronto Blue Jays team."
While he enjoyed his work in politics and law, Mr. GILBERT's family came first. After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he cared for her for the next 10 years. Last fall, the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She died in June; six weeks later, Mr. GILBERT went into hospital. In caring for his wife, he had neglected his own health.
John GILBERT was born in Toronto on September 12, 1921.
He died in Toronto on August 7, 2006, after suffering from a blood condition and prostate cancer.
He was 84. He leaves his children, John, Gwen and Peter; several grandchildren and one great grandchild. He also leaves his sister, Kathleen, and brother, Arthur.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-08 published
KINMOND, George Francis
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, January 6, 2006 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket in his 91st year. Devoted and beloved husband of Muriel and loving father to Linda and her husband Ken PARSONS. Proud grandfather of Melissa and Joanna and great-grandfather of Jade. Loving brother-in-law to Helen BUSH and loving brother of Gordon (Edmonton, Alberta.) Predeceased by his parents Margaret and John, sisters Jean and Margaret, brothers Graham, Russell and Jack, sister-in-law Kathleen and brother-in-law William GILBERT (Bill.) He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. George was a Railroad Engineer, who worked for the Canadian National Railways in Pointe St. Charles, Montreal for 38 years and was a member of The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. A Funeral Service will take place at the Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket, Ontario on Tuesday, January 10 at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Montreal Children's Hospital or Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Foundation, Toronto would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations can be made through the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S. Newmarket (905-895-6631) or online at www.roadhouseandrose.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
GILBERT, Samuel
On Thursday, February 2, 2006 at The Baycrest Centre. Samuel GILBERT, beloved husband of the late Esther. Loving father and father-in-law of Frankie and Bob Chesney, Eddy and Heather GILBERT. Dear brother of William, and the late Harry GILBERT. Devoted grandfather of Susanne, Michelle, and Shawna, Stephen and Janice, Richard and Shoshana, Jonathan and Julie. Devoted great-grandfather of Erin, David, Jordan, Lauren, Alyssa, and Shayna. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 3. Interment Pride of Israel Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 54 Hammerstone Crescent, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
MYERS, Frank Blenis Glenwood
Passed away at the Milton District Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at the age of 64, after a very courageous battle with cancer. Born in Oyster Pond, Nova Scotia, Frank moved to Toronto in 1963 and worked for the Canada Life Insurance Company for 39 years. Beloved brother of Thelma and her husband Cy SAUNDERS of Sooke, British Columbia and Wayne and his wife Myrtle of Milton, Ontario. Predeceased by his younger brother William. Much loved uncle of Michael (Toby), Dana, Melinda (Vern), Nathan and Amanda. Great-uncle of Katrina, Michaela and Jacob. Sadly missed by many uncles, aunts and cousins in Nova Scotia and many cousins in New York State. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received from the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2P3, (905) 878-2669 on Saturday, February 11th from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Many thanks to Dr. SUE of Princess Margaret Hospital and to Dr. GILBERT and the wonderful staff at the Milton District Hospital. Frank loved his nurses! Online condolences available at www.earlyfuneralhome.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
NEWMAN, Hilda Mary
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Clyde. Loving mother of Marjorie and her husband the late Jack GILBERT and the late Fred. Sadly missed by Fred's wife Frances, 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Beloved sister of the late Evelyn STEPHENSON. Fondly remembered by nephew Jack and his wife Claudette. Family will receive visitors in the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence) on Thursday, February 16, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel Friday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
COOK, Gladys U. (formerly ROBERTS)
At the York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Saturday, March 4, 2006, Gladys (née GOGO) (ROBERTS) COOK, formerly of Burlington, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Arthur COOK, and the late Lloyd ROBERTS. Much loved mother of Brenda BEATTIE and her husband Don of Brockville, Cheryl PITCHFORD and her husband Terry of Thornhill and Heather BAER of Burlington. Loved stepmother of Carolynn McLEAN and her husband Robert of Niagara Falls and David COOK of Richmond Hill. Cherished grandmother of Tana (Philip) GILBERT, Jeffrey (Susan) PITCHFORD, Leanne (Carl) NASH, Nicole (Mark) KRAFT, Shawna (Tim) HART, Susan McLEAN and Lawrence (Ruth) McLEAN. Great-grandmother of Drew, Ryan, Jaden, Rebekah, Naomi, Deborah, Kayla, Tyla, Haley, Marley and Kaya. Dear sister of Barbara ARBUTHNOT of Mississauga and predeceased by sisters, Hilda, Lillian, Muriel and brother Floyd. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. Spring Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Cornwall. If desired, expressions of sympathy to The Gideons or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be sincerely appreciated by the family. "Absent from the body, present with the Lord" www.smithsfh.com

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-20 published
GILBERT, Shirley Ann (née HATHERLY)
On Sunday, March 19, 2006 in her 58th year at home with her family around her. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Keith for 35 years. Adoring mother of Robin and her husband Shane and Matthew and his partner Vicky. Dear sister of Larry, Wayne, Carol and Karen. Daughter of Harry (deceased) and Velma HATHERLY and daughter-in-law of Arnold (deceased) and Dinah EDMUNDS. A proud and loving grandmother of Ella BRANDON. Shirley was a nurturing teacher and friend of all children. Her life was lived fully with strength and compassion and in the taking care of others. Family and Friends will be received at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia (705) 326-3595, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday March 22nd from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Interment St. Andrew's-Saint_James Cemetery, Orillia. In lieu of flowers Shirley would have appreciated memorial donations to The Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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GILBERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
GILBERT, June Victoria (FINKLE)
Passed away, at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne, on Saturday, March 25, 2006, June FINKLE, in her 88th year, loved mother of Sharon SMART and her husband Murray of Flesherton and Warren GILBERT; loving nana of Elyse (John) and Stephen; cherished grandman of Trenton, Kyla and Mason. June will be missed by her other relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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