GILLETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-24 published
GILLETT, Bernice " Bonnie"
After a long battle with cancer, Bonnie passed away peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Wife of the late Myron GILLETT. Loving mother of Lecia CORNWALL and her husband Stephen, and Andrea D'ANDRADE and her husband Christopher. Cherished grandmother of Griffin and Olivia CORNWALL and William and Harris D'ANDRADE. Dear sister of Mary HAYES- SHEEN. Bonnie will be sadly missed by many Friends and relatives. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Saturday, July 8, 2006 from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to a Humane Society would be appreciated.

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GILLETTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-04 published
BENSON, Logan West
Peacefully at his residence on Friday, June 2, 2006 Logan West BENSON, age 17 of Sarnia went home to be with his father after his long journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Beloved son of Lorna K. and the late Gerald M. BENSON (2001.) Loved brother of Sheldon E. BENSON and his wife Lucy of Strathroy, Loren R. DOAN and his wife Shanna, Lacey S. BENSON and Billy M. BENSON, all of Sarnia. Dear uncle to Emma and Luke DOAN of Sarnia, Blake, Jerry and Jacob BENSON of Strathroy. Loved grand_son of Gladys BENSON of Sault Ste. Marie. Dearest nephew of Diana S. and Thomas GILLETTE of Port Huron, Kenneth E. and Penny BLUSKA of Port Huron, Robert and Carol BENSON of Barrie, John and Ruth BENSON of Sault Ste. Marie, Joan and Roger MITCHELL of Sault Ste. Marie, Elizabeth and Lorenzo BONGOLAN of Tampa, Florida, Carol and Steve LORENZO of Sault Ste. Marie, Janet and Ken HAGERMAN of Sault Ste. Marie. Special friend to Jessica Pede, Darcie King, John Dam, Josh Gagne and Rebecca St. Pierre. Predeceased by his grandparents Harry BENSON, Loren K. and India A. BLUSKA. Logan had many Friends and was loved by many. He lived to play his favourite video games and his dream was to attend Lambton College in the fall where he was accepted to the Internet Design Program. He loved to be with his family and adored his loving pets Josie and Gibson. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to Game Station would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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GILLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
BOULTBEE, John Leonard (June 15, 1927-November 13, 2006)
Passed away at Lions Gate Hospital in the presence of his loving family. John was educated at Prince of Wales High School, Ridley College, Saint George's and University of British Columbia, which he left in 1946 to join his father's firm, Boultbee Sweet Real Estate and Insurance Company. He later established Cumberland Realty Group and Boultbee Realty Ltd. His association with organized real estate in Vancouver was extensive, passing, in his time, through numerous chairs and committees. John is a past president of the Vancouver Real Estate Board and the Real Estate Council of Canada. He was designated by the Appraisal Institutes of both Canada and the United States, and was the youngest Canadian member accepted by the American Institute of Real Estate Councilors. John's passions were heli-skiing in the Rockies, flying his Cessna, and fishing at Penask, all with his family and many Friends. Family times spent at Qualicum were his ultimate joy, as were his grandchildren, Liam and Jack BOULTBEE, Sian, Katie and Stephen MILL, and Kelsey, Christine and Alison BOULTBEE. John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Ann (née CARMAN,) sons William (Nancy,) Steve (Janice) and daughter Jean MILL (Andy.) He is also survived by his sisters Patricia GILLEY (Gordon,) Nancy KENNEDY (Bill) and many nieces and nephews, all of whom are now preparing for the annual clan Christmas party. John was predeceased by his sister, Bobbie ARBUCKLE in 2005, his mother, Helen Jeanette in 1958 and his father, Leonard in 1977. A Celebration of John's Life to be held at St. Christopher's Church, 11th and Inglewood, West Vancouver, on Monday, November 20th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, a donation to the charity of your choice will be appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604.922.1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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GILLHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
GILLHAM, Elizabeth Rose (née DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS)
Peacefully on Tuesday, April 4th, 2006, at the Georgetown Hospital. Liz, in her 73rd year, beloved wife of Jim for the past fifty-four years. Loving mother of Jim (Maureen,) Kathy (Steve) EMMERTON and Vicki SORBIE. Cherished grandma of Brian, Tara, Jamie-Lee, Samantha, Michael, Shawn and Leah. Dear sister of Fred DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631 on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel on Friday, April 7th, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Palliative Care Lounge at Georgetown Hospital would be appreciated. Tosendexpressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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GILLIAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
LAWRENCE, Ruth (née MATTISON)
Peacefully on January 25th, 2006 at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Albert "Barney." Loving mother of Janice and her husband John VANDERVELDT, Barbara and her husband Peter TOKAR and the late Bruce. Dear Nana of Erik and Danielle. Dear sister of Thelma NASH and Doreen GILLIAM. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held at Saint John's Anglican Church, 2125 Weston Rd. on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GILLIAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-23 published
SHUTER, Wilma Leota (née SMITH)
At Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, June 21st, 2006, Wilma Leota SHUTER of London in her 86th year. Survived by loving husband William SHUTER. Loving mother of Eleanore SHARKEY, Janice HAINES and the late Robert SHUTER (2003.) Loving mother-in-law of John HAINES, Debra SHUTER and the late Joseph SHARKEY (1997.) Cherished grandmother of Cheryl CLARK and her husband Ron, Pamela RESVICK and her husband Bradley, Amanda SHUTER, Brian SHUTER and great-grandmother of Casey, David and Hailee CLARK and Austin and Cameron RESVICK. Also survived by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Eileen SMITH, Ada GILLIAN (née SHUTER) and her husband Robert, Rev. Douglas SHUTER and Elma SEABROOK (née SHUTER,) as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Oscar and Bessie SMITH, brother Clifford SMITH and sister Meryl MARTIN. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. with Pastor John MacKIE officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wilma, are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Osteoporosis Society of Canada or World Vision. Email condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GILLICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
KIRSHENBAUM, Louis Max
With his devoted family by his side. Louis Max, in his 77th year. Loving husband of Arlene. Dear father of Pamela and Howard DAVIS, Sharon GROSSMAN, the late Jeffrey KIRSHENBAUM, Paula and Michael GILLICK, and Shelley SOBEL. Grandfather of Stacey and Kevin, Matthew, Adam, Joanna, Jacob, Mitchell, Zachary and Weston. Great-grandfather of Claire. Brother of Ida and Sidney HOLTZKENER. Funeral service will be held at Or Shalom Synagogue, 534 Huron Street, on Monday March 20, 2006, at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Or Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1-888-473-4636. Shiva services will be held at 30 Doon Drive, Unit #26, London, Tuesday to Thursday at 7: 30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Friday at 7: 30 a.m. Logan Funeral Home, (519) 433-6181, entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. KIRSHENBAUM.

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GILLIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
GILLIER, Alfred
On January 20th, 2006, Alfred GILLIER, husband of Miram GILLIER (VE3MG), father of Delancey and Penelope, passed away. He was an entrepreneur in the manufacturing industry. His hobby was amateur radio (VE3KT). He was a representative of the Quebec City newspaper "Le soleil". He retired at age 65 and built for his wife, a beautiful home in Willowdale, Ontario, and pursued his life long interest in the stock market. Please join us on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the York Visitation and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, 416-221-3404. A Funeral Service will take place at 2 p.m.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-11 published
SINCLAIR, Margaret
The family of Margaret SINCLAIR would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the support we have received since the death of our beloved mother. In her last few weeks we were overwhelmed by the wonderful care given by the Parameds, the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses and the tender assistance provided by Peggy Luxton's staff of Caring Hands. We will always be grateful to Dr. CHAN for the medical services he continued to provide for our mother. The floral tributes, donations, cards, gifts of food and other expressions of sympathy have been very comforting to us throughout this difficult time. We were deeply touched by the provision of a catered meal in our home courtesy of the culinary talents of Ruth BUTLER, May HOWES, Tina WATSON and Ben WILTON. Thank you to Rob Fawcett and his excellent team for their attention to every detail. We could not have asked for more consideration on our behalf. A special thank you to the staff at Hair Fair for styling mom's hair exactly as she would have liked, complete with the little net. Mother always wished her service to be conducted from Gentle Shepherd Church and her wish was granted with special gifts of beauty. We thank Pastor Ann GILLIES for her thoughtful message and her kind words of comfort, her son, Matthew, for his mastery of the sound system and the lovely harmony of Dianne CARLSON, Judy MacNEILL and Irene LITTLE, skillfully accompanied by Heather WIGHT. Krista BULLOCK's piano solo was a special tribute to her great-grandmother. We extend sincere appreciation to the Gentle Shepherd Women, under the capable coordination of Joan McGEE, for providing such a delicious lunch. Reverend PRINCE's visit to our home on Christmas Eve day will always be a treasured memory. Perhaps the best way we can thank this community in its entirety, is through Mom's own words which we recently discovered in a written message to her family, "God bless you all".
-The SINCLAIR Family
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GILLIES o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-08 published
GILLIES, Bill
In memory of a dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, Bill GILLIES, who passed away, March 12, 2005.
Those whom we love go out of sight,
But never out of mind,
They are cherished in the hearts
Of those they leave behind.
Loving and kind in all his ways,
Upright and just in all his days,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories he left behind.
-Remembered always, Muriel, Bob, Shirley, Judy, Tom, Helen and Families.
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GILLIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
GILLIES, Mary-Lou (April 25, 1947-February 8, 2000)
In loving memory of a dear wife and mother: Those we loved don't go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and forever dear. Sadly missed, always remembered, Jim and Dan.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
ROBB, Jean (EVANS)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2006, Jean (EVANS) ROBB of Countryside Manor, formerly of Ilderton in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Alexander ROBB (1991.) Dear mother of daughter Mary MARSHALL and her husband Joe of Ilderton, grandchild Glen MARSHALL and his wife Liz, great-grandchildren Alyssa and Ryan, grandchild Tracy CHAPMAN and her husband Abe, great-grandchildren Teigan and Logan, grandchild Andy MARSHALL and his wife Lisa; son Jamie ROBB and his wife Beckie of Point Clarke, granddaughter Jennifer MARRINAN and her husband Dwayne, great-grand_son Aidan and grand_son Michael ROBB; daughter Gayle BYCRAFT and her husband Paul of Ilderton, grand_son Jeff BYCRAFT and his wife Tammy, great-granddaughter Jessica, granddaughter Carrie WATERS and her husband Jeff, great-granddaughter Abigale, granddaughter Sandra BYCRAFT; daughter Diane GODWIN of Denfield, grandchildren Brent, Megan, Brooke and Mark GODWIN son Edward ROBB and his wife Karen of Ilderton, granddaughters Laura and Beth ROBB, daughter Carolyn BLEWETT and her husband John of Saint Thomas, and grandchildren Nolan and Emma BLEWETT. Predeceased by sisters Eleri SHAINLINE, Dorothy GILLIES, and Gareth OLSEN and brothers Elfin EVANS and Robert EVANS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson & son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Vanneck United Church (Vanneck Road) on Wednesday, February 15 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Bill McAUSLAN officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Littlewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Vanneck United Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Jean ROBB.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
KILLBY, Marguerite Adella
Peacefully on Friday, May 5th, 2006 at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Marguerite Adella KILLBY of London in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur KILLBY (1986.) Dear mother of Art KILLBY and his wife Peggy. Predeceased by her daughter Anita GILLIES (1985.) Marguerite will be dearly missed by her 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. Marguerite will be missed by many Friends, both here and in Wisconsin. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, May 13th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marguerite, are asked to consider the Grace United Church, 818 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario., N5Z 2P7, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
MELANSON, Norma Marion (WHITE/WHYTE)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Norma Marion MELANSON (WHITE/WHYTE) of Strathroy in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Frank MELANSON. Loving mother of Stephen (Jackie) and Michael (Mayuko) and grandmother of Natalie and Lauren. Dear sister of Marilyn GRAHAM (Ross,) Joyce DESCHAMPS (Jacques,) Betty GILLIES (Colin,) Dorothy QUINN (Vincent,) Muriel HAYWARD (Roy) and Evelyn COLLARD (the late Gerald.) Loved and missed by Sharon and Bruce and her many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. with Fr. John SHARP officiating. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Norma.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-05-23 published
MELANSON, Norma Marion (WHITE/WHYTE)
At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Saturday, May 20, 2006, Norma Marion MELANSON (WHITE/WHYTE) of Strathroy, in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Frank MELANSON. Loving mother of Stephen (Jackie) and Michael (Mayuko) and grandmother of Natalie and Lauren. Dear sister of Marilyn GRAHAM (Ross,) Joyce DESCHAMPS (Jacques,) Betty GILLIES (Colin,) Dorothy QUINN (Vincent,) Muriel HAYWARD (Roy) and Evelyn COLLARD (the late Gerald.) Loved and missed by Sharon and Bruce and her many nieces and nephews. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Tuesday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. with Fr. John SHARP officiating. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Program, 790 Commissioners Rd., London, Ontario N6A 4G6, would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Norma.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-10 published
KING, Rev. Charles Henry
At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, on May 6, 2006 at age 76. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (1998) and parents, Charles H. (Harry) KING and Irene RANKIN. Loving father of Lorraine GILLIES (Paul) of Scarborough; dear brother of Irene KING of Toronto. Charles and Elizabeth ministered in United Church congregations in northern Alberta and Central Ontario. Prior to retirement in Albright Gardens, Beamsville. Cremation has taken place; Memorial Service at Tallman Funeral Home, 4998 King Street, Beamsville on Friday, May 12 at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Albright Foundation, 5050 Hillside Drive, Beamsville, L0R 1B2 or Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated by the family.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
GUPPY, Frances Audrey (1923-2006)
Born in Toronto, Ontario, suffered a severe stroke in Toronto on Friday, November 24, 2006 as she was preparing to go swimming with her loving husband and favourite swimming partner, Mark. She died peacefully, without pain or suffering, on Thursday, November 30, 2006 in the very supportive palliative care unit at Scarborough Grace Hospital. At her side were her husband and three children, Neil (Vancouver), Bev (Pincher Creek, Alberta), and Barbie (London, England). She also will be dearly missed by her daughter-in-law, Jean GILLIES, sons-in-law, Holly EVERTS and John SOUTHAM, and by her five grandchildren, Emma, Eliza (Adam), Marie, Will, and Wendy. Fran lived a fulfilling life, enriched by her Chatfield Drive neighbours, and her many other Friends throughout the country. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Sunday, December 3, 2006 for a service in the chapel at 4: 00 p.m., followed by a reception in the Leaside Room. If desired, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto M4S 3E2.

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GILLIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-22 published
BLACKBURN, Myra
Peacefully on January 20th, 2006. Myra was devoted to her family and Friends: sister-in-law to Mae GAMBLE, Edna McCOUAN, Stella BLACKBURN and Mona BLACKBURN; aunt to Marilyn WAREHAM and Brenda BLACKBURN, Malcolm FRASER and John GILLIES, both of Scotland cousin to Lorna BARR of Vancouver, British Columbia; special friend to Joan PURDON and Ron MELANSON; as well as many other family and Friends. Cremation will take place, followed by Inurnment in Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. "She will be in our hearts forever"

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GILLIES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
CLAUSEN, Paul Kane
At Collingwood Nursing Home on Monday, April 24th, 2006. Paul CLAUSEN of Collingwood, formerly of Tottenham, in his 90th year, beloved husband of Joyce ELLISON. Loving father of Dane (Carol) of Fort Erie and Paulette RUTTE of Feversham. Dear Poppa to Dane's children Dana (Rob BEECH), Gordon (Valerie) and Jessica (Russell), and respected step-grandad to Dane and Carol's children Scott (Darlene) WRIGHT and their daughter Chloe, and Todd WRIGHT, and Paulette's children, the Ruttes, Martin (Paula), Stephnie (Brandon), Christopher, and Nicholas (Tanya). Great-Grand Poppa to five, Ty, Taryn, and Tate BEECH and Madelon and Fletcher Rutte GILLIES. Loved brother to Lillian WRIGHT and uncle to Warren (Pat) WAKEFIELD and brother to deceased June and her daughter Janet. Respecting Paul's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held in Mt. Tegart Cemetery, Tottenham, at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477. Donations in Paul's memory to the Alzheimer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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GILLILAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
ELSON, Catherine Elizabeth
It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved mom, sister and grandma, Catherine ELSON, passed away on January 13, 2006. Catherine is survived by her three children, David (Sandy) ELSON of Nepean, Helen LANGELIER of Kelowna and Peter (Mary) ELSON of Edmonton. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Saundra ELSON- KUC (Todd KUC) of Prince George, David (Elaine) ELSON of Chilliwack, Cheryl and Murray LANGELIER, Kayleigh and Tegan ELSON all of Edmonton and Kennedy ELSON of Nepean; three great-grandchildren, Matthew and Jackson KUC of Prince George and Grace ELSON of Chilliwack; two sisters and one brother, Mabel (Earl) JARVIS of Guelph, Norma (Vincent) BAKER and William (Joy) GILLILAND both of Toronto and their families. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert GILLILAND of Toronto. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. in the chapel at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810-34 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. In lieu of floral tributes, a donation may be made to the Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton, 9310-82 Avenue, T6C 0Z6. Hainstock's Funeral Home and Crematorium 780-440-2999 Honoured provider of Dignity Memorial

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GILLILAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
SEGRIFF, Sarah " Sadie" (née KNIGHT)
(Born in Scotland) (Retired O.P.P., Past President Ladies' Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch 42)
Passed peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Toronto East General Hospital, at the age of 74. Beloved wife of the late Albert (Bert). Loving mother of Deborah GILLILAND, Sharon BOWERING and her husband Michael, Bruce SEGRIFF and his wife Wendy. Cherished grandmother of Amanda, Christopher, Becki, and great-grandmother to Jordan. Loving sister to the late Charles KNIGHT, survived by sister-in-law Margaret. Sadie will be fondly remembered by her family and Friends both here and in Florida. The family would like to thank the Palliative Care staff. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. In memory of Sadie, flowers or donations to Lung Cancer Canada would be appreciated.

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GILLILAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
FRENCH, Terence D'Arcy 'Terry'
C.V.S.M., E.M., C.D., C.L.J., B.A., Ham License VE3OB Co-Founder of Radio Station CKLC in Kingston Proud Veteran of World War 2 Life Member of Minden Lodge, No. 253 The Ancient Saint_John's Masonic Lodge, No. 3
Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, after a brief illness, Terry FRENCH, in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Muriel 'Bessie' CATTO and by a previous marriage to Marion LEWIS. Dear father of John and his wife Diane of Markham, Kathy FRENCH and her husband Roger FONTAINE of Winnipeg, Barbara PARKS and her husband Ken of Bloomfield, Liz of Kingston, and step-daughter Dimitra Joan. Much loved grandpa of Daniel, Lauren and Benjamin PARKS and step-grandpa of Richard and Natasha. Also survived by his nieces and nephews Cherrie GILLILAND (Don,) Jack FRENCH (Marie,) Pat TAILOR/TAYLOR (John) and Michael HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (Doris) as well as his great-nieces and nephews. And last but not least, his beloved and faithful dog, Mindy. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard), Kingston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Ancient Saint_John's Lodge, No. 3, are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m., for a masonic service. All sister lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral Monday, April 3, 2006, for service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (130 Clergy Street) in Kingston, at 1: 30 p.m., The Reverend Lincoln BRYANT officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement Foundation (Kingston General Hospital Foundation) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (donations by cheque only please). James Reid Cataraqui Chapel Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com

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GILLILANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
FRENCH, Terence D'Arcy "Terry" C.V.S.M., E.M., C.D.s, C.L.J., B.A.
Ham License VE3OB Co-Founder of Radio Station CKLC in Kingston Proud Veteran of World War 2 Life Member of Mindes Lodge, No. 253 The Ancient Saint_John's Masonic Lodge, No. 3
Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, after a brief illness, Terry FRENCH, in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Muriel 'Bessie' CATTO and by a previous marriage to Marion LEWIS. Dear father of John and his wife Diane of Markham, Kathy FRENCH and her husband Roger FONTAINE of Winnipeg, Barbara PARKS and her husband Ken of Bloomfield, Liz of Kingston, and step-daughter Dimitra Joan. Much loved grandpa of Daniel, Lauren and Benjamin PARKS and step-grandpa of Richard and Natasha. Also survived by his nieces and nephews Cherrie GILLILANT (Don,) Jack FRENCH (Marie,) Pat TAILOR/TAYLOR (John) and Michael HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (Doris) as well as his great nieces and nephews. And last but not least, his beloved and faithful dog, Mindy. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Ancient Saint_John's Lodge, No. 3, are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m. for a masonic service. All sister lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral Monday, April 3, 2006 for service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, (130 Clergy Street) in Kingston, at 1: 30 p.m., The Reverend Lincoln BRYANT officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement Foundation (Kingston General Hospital Foundation) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Donations by cheque only please). James Reid Cataraqui Chapel Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhomme

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GILLILANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
FRENCH, Terence D'Arcy "Terry" C.V.S.M., E.M., C.D.s, C.L.J., B.A.
Ham License VE3OB Co-Founder of Radio Station CKLC in Kingston Proud Veteran of World War 2 Life Member of Mindes Lodge, No. 253 The Ancient Saint_John's Masonic Lodge, No. 3
Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, after a brief illness, Terry FRENCH, in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Muriel 'Bessie' CATTO and by a previous marriage to Marion LEWIS. Dear father of John and his wife Diane of Markham, Kathy FRENCH and her husband Roger FONTAINE of Winnipeg, Barbara PARKS and her husband Ken of Bloomfield, Liz of Kingston, and step-daughter Dimitra Joan. Much loved grandpa of Daniel, Lauren and Benjamin PARKS and step-grandpa of Richard and Natasha. Also survived by his nieces and nephews Cherrie GILLILANT (Don,) Jack FRENCH (Marie,) Pat TAILOR/TAYLOR (John) and Michael HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON (Doris) as well as his great nieces and nephews. And last but not least, his beloved and faithful dog, Mindy. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Boulevard) Kingston, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Ancient Saint_John's Lodge, No. 3, are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m. for a masonic service. All sister lodges are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral Monday, April 3, 2006 for service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, (130 Clergy Street) in Kingston, at 1: 30 p.m., The Reverend Lincoln BRYANT officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement Foundation (Kingston General Hospital Foundation) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Donations by cheque only please). James Reid Cataraqui Chapel Kingston (613) 544-3411 www.jamesreidfuneralhomme

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GILLIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-11 published
GILLIN, Robert Clark
At his residence on Sunday, July 9th, 2006, Robert Clark GILLIN of London and formerly of Brantford, in his 89th year. Husband of the late Joyce (ALDERSON) GILLIN (1992.) Dearly loved father of Alison BUCHANAN and her husband Murray and Jennifer DAY and her husband Peter, all of London. Beloved grandfather of Andrew and Geoffrey. Dear brother of Margaret GILLIN of Peterborough. Also survived by sisters-in-law Wilk GILLIN of Point Clark and Rhea ALDERSON of Toronto, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Wenna EDWARD of Brantford. Predeceased by brothers Bill and Ted and sisters Jean HUNT and Katherine GILLIN. Bob was proud to serve his country in World War 2 as a Flight Lieutenant in 31 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where a memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Flowers respectfully declined by the family; those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GILLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-06 published
GILLIN, Leslie Edwin
By Jan BULEY, Page A16
Husband, father, Scrabble and piano player, bird lover. Born November 5, 1922, in Brantford, Ontario Died February 9 at the family cottage in Point Clark, Ontario, of natural causes, aged Ed GILLIN grew up on a farm in Brantford, Ontario In 1946, he married Dorothy WILKINS (or "Wilk" as she is affectionately called,) and in the same year, Ed graduated from the University of Guelph as a proud "Aggie." Children appeared like dandelions along the laneway -- Kim, Kathy, Bill, Jan, and Kent. There were numerous busy diaper pails and many other child-rearing challenges.
Ed became very involved with tomato research for Campbell Soup Co. (where he worked for a remarkable 43 years) but eventually landed a much-loved position as the poultry purchasing agent for Campbell's in Listowel, Ontario
Ed had ceaseless energy. He sang in church choirs, served on Scouting committees, won and lost at Scrabble games, assisted with school projects, signed hundreds of report cards, barbecued with flair, played the organ, piano and banjo-uke, completely overhauled the family cottage, brewed award-winning beer, entertained countless Friends, composed hundreds of birthday poems and songs that paid homage to his beloved family and numerous Friends. Ed travelled through this busy world with the love of his life, Wilk.
After his retirement from Campbell's, time again marched on at an even faster and more fascinating pace. Wilk and Ed moved to live permanently at the family cottage at Point Clark, where gardening, golf, theatre and a whole new set of adventures awaited them.
Never was there any thought of a vegetable garden when five hungry children were growing up in Listowel, but retirement seemed to kindle a long-lost yearning for soil experimentation and seed germination with Ed. With his University of Guelph background, Ed's gusto for gardening was untamable! He was wildly enthusiastic about his bumper crop of "Early Girl" tomatoes (there were thousands of them) and eloquently ecstatic about the boxes and baskets of onions, squash, carrots, radishes, beets, and Swiss chard that he harvested each summer. He took great delight in sharing his crop with neighbours and family and absolutely nothing was wasted.
One Saturday afternoon, Ed constructed a compost container that was the size of a small tool shed. Legend has it he had been nicknamed "Troll" for his tenacious determination to never throw anything away; he also maintained a lengthy list of incredible inventions and contraptions -- some of which even prevented the squirrels from dining too heartily at Wilk's bird-feeders. A nature-lover since he was small, Ed was the creator and custodian of approximately 300 bluebird houses. He never lost his devotion to birds. There are hundreds of birdhouses he mounted on fence-posts bordering Bruce County side-roads near Kincardine and Ripley, Ontario
Our father died in February, just as the male cardinal was arriving for its early lunch at one of the many birdfeeders Ed had made. And most of our immediate family was present when Ed breathed his final breath. It was an incredibly powerful moment and something we felt so privileged to witness. And Joan, one of the people who came to take my father's body away to be cremated after he died, uttered a transforming comment, the kind that one never forgets: "You should know that it's a rare and beautiful thing when children are present to witness the last breath of a parent who witnessed your first."
We stood at the window and watched the flash of red feathers at the birdfeeder. It's one of those things that stays with you.
Jan is one of the five GILLIN children. She wrote this on behalf of her siblings.

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GILLINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
KITCHENHAM, Alan
Of Saint Thomas passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Centre on Thursday, March 9, 2006, in his 86th year. Husband of the late Doris (JAGOE) KITCHENHAM (1994.) Father of Kerry KITCHENHAM of Paisley, Kevin KITCHENHAM of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Aly HEBB of London. Grandfather of Cameron WHITE/WHYTE and Curtis HEBB, both of London. Also survived by son-in-law, Geoff HEBB of Saint Thomas, sister-in-law, Verna JAGOE of Kenora and several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by sisters, Hilda BEER and Ivy POTTICARY and brothers, Frederick and Harry KITCHENHAM. Born in Saint Thomas, July 11, 1920, the son of the late John and Lilly (GILLINGHAM) KITCHENHAM. Alan was a retired Sears Canada sales manager and a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Saint Thomas. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Following cremation, interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Lung Association gratefully acknowledged.

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GILLINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
NOBLE, Russell L.
At Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston on Monday, January 2, 2006 Russell L. NOBLE formerly of Barrie, in his 88th year, beloved husband of the late Lorna GILLINGS. Dear father of Michael and his wife Angela NOBLE, Tottenham and predeceased by Paul and Patrick. Loving grandfather of Christopher and Andrew NOBLE. Dear brother of the late Dorothy MOORE, Bolton. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Saturday morning, January 7 from 10 o'clock until time of memorial service in the chapel at 11 o'clock. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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GILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
WRIGHT, John
The family of the late John WRIGHT wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to relatives, Friends and neighbours for the many acts of kindness, beautiful floral tributes, memorial donations and cards of sympathy, during the loss of a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Special thanks to Dr. Greg GILLIS and staff, the doctors, nurses and staff of the London Regional Cancer Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, University and Strathroy Hospitals who took such wonderful care of him. Thank you to the Myra Lodge for the Masonic Service, Reverends Mark and Victor TURNER for their touching service, Ed BROCK for the eulogy and the ladies of the Trinity Community Church for the delicious lunch. Thank you to A. Millard George Funeral Home for their professional guidance and understanding and to the pallbearers. Our heartfelt thanks to all. - John and Jerri, Rick and Linda, and Shirley and Larry and families.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-04 published
TOWERS, George V.
Of Saint Thomas passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2006, in his 91st year. Husband of Ruth (FINCH) Rogers TOWERS and the late Rhoda (PAFFORD) TOWERS (1985.) Father of Barbara EWART and her husband Robert, and Kenneth V. TOWERS and his wife Lois, all of Saint Thomas. Step-father of Donna USHER and her husband Glen of Princeton, and Beth GILLIS and her partner John DICKSON/DIXON of Tiverton. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a great-grand_son, Scott KYLE, sisters, Elizabeth GARVEY, Agnes TEMPLE and Mildred WILSON and by brothers, Walter R. TOWERS and Frederick TOWERS. Born in Saint Thomas, May 25, 1915, the son of the late Walter and Mary Ann (ABDEY) TOWERS. He was the retired divisional vice-president of manufacturing for Clark Equipment Canada Ltd., Saint Thomas. George was a member of Grace United Church, a life member of Saint Thomas Lodge #44, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the London Lodge of Perfection, Mocha Temple Shrine, London and the Hi-Ro Shrine Club of Elgin. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged. A Masonic memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m. under the auspices of Saint Thomas Lodge #44, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons

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GILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
GILLIS, Lillian (TAILOR/TAYLOR)

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GILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
SPARLING, Mildred J. (LOGAN)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Thursday, June 1, 2006 Mildred J. (LOGAN) SPARLING age 96 years. Loving wife of the late G. Alexander (Alex) SPARLING (1961.) Dear mother of John and Jane SPARLING of Thames Centre, Bob and Betty SPARLING of Perth South and Pat and John GILLIS of Brussels. Dear grandmother of Jeff, Jerry, Tim, Christa, Andrea, Craig and Mark and great grandmother of Joshua, Samantha, Ryan, Jasmine, Brandon, Zachary, Tyler, Alexandria and Rebecca. Predeceased by a brother Alvin LOGAN and a sister Marguerite REID. Friends will be received at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Friday, June 2, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. A private interment will take place in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-11 published
TOWERS, Ruth M. (formerly ROGERS, née FINCH)
Passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Mary Bucke, Saint Thomas on Sunday, July 9, 2006, in her 91st year. Born in North Dorchester Twp., Ontario, July 7, 1916, the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie (MOORE) FINCH. She lived the greater part of her life in the Belmont area and Saint Thomas. Ruth was an adherent of Grace United Church, Saint Thomas. Beloved wife of the late William ROGERS (1984) and the late George V. TOWERS (2006.) Dearly loved mother of Donna USHER and her husband Glen of Princeton, and Beth GILLIS and her partner John DICKSON/DIXON of Tiverton. Cherished grandmother of Scott BISER and his wife Jennifer of Guelph, and Mark BISER and his partner Trinity of London. Step-mother of Barbara EWART and her husband Robert, and Kenneth V. TOWERS and his wife Lois, all of Saint Thomas. Sister of Reta LEVERE (late Dwight) of Prescott, Jack FINCH (Rhea) of Stoney Creek, Harry FINCH (late Betty) of London, Allan FINCH (Mary) of Belmont, late Gordon FINCH, and late Tom FINCH (Betty of Brussels.) Lovingly remembered by Fred BISER and his wife Liz of London. Also survived by 5 step-grandchildren and their families, as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada gratefully acknowledged.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
GRUNDY, Robert S.
We grieve the loss of our dear husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. The family of the late Robert S. GRUNDY (July 2, 2006) wish to express thanks to Friends and relatives who gave a kind word, offered sympathy, sent flowers, made donations, and visited the funeral home. We also thank: the staff (specifically Helen, Sharon, Judy and Debbie) and administration of Ashwood Manor Dr. S. SUNDERJI (Lambeth); Doctor KOCHA, Dr REID, R. DAVIDSON and W. GILLIS of the London Regional Cancer Centre; M. DUCHARME of C.C.A.C.; the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses who visited daily (specifically Marianne and Louise;) Doctor DIAS of University Hospital M. EDMONDSON of C.O.T.A.; M. BEADLE of Saint_Joseph's Community Palliative Team; and Greenhills Pharmacy.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-19 published
LANE, Jason Albert
The remains of Jason Albert LANE, age 29, have been identified by forensic authorities. Jason had been missing since March of 2002. Loving son of Gerry and the late Marie (MILLER) LANE. Dear stepson of Allene LANE. Dear brother of Joseph LANE of Jasper, Alberta and Stacia LANE of Vancouver, British Columbia. Loving uncle of Patrick GILLIS. Beloved godson of Edward MILLER and the late Catherine KAPLUN (MILLER.) Jason was a graduate of JP II, H.B. Beal Art Program and Nascad College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he received a Bachelor of Design and Communication. There will be no funeral home visitation or service. A graveside service will be held at Saint Peter's Cemetery, 806 Victoria Street, London on Saturday morning, October 21, 2006 at 10 o'clock, where Jason will be interred with his mother Marie, his Godmother Catherine and his grandparents Albert and Marie MILLER. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-28 published
GILLIS, Donald Mcleod, B.A., L.C.B., D.C.L. (Hon,) Q.C., Major (Ret.), M.C.
After a long and distinguished legal career, the 'Dean of New Brunswick Lawyers' passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on March 26, 2006, after a brief illness. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Waneta; four children, Rodney (m. Judy BERRY) of Saint John; Tom (m. Annette TUCKER) of Calgary; Susan (m. Richard ADAM/ADAMS) of Montreal and Cathy (m. John CONNORS) of Napanee; eleven grandchildren Stacy (m. Andrew SHAIL,) Carey, John (m. Johanna CUNNINGHAM), Alan, Trevor (m. Hadas PADE), Megan, Craig, Allison, Ryan, Leigh and Blake and two great-granddaughters, Anna and Em. Born in Williamstown, Carleton County, New Brunswick in 1916, he was the son of the late John and Margaret McLEOD) GILLIS of Watertown and is pre-deceased by his sister Jean WEBB of Centreville. Don graduated from Acadia University in 1937. Between 1939 and 1943, he had a distinguished military career serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 14th Battalion Infantry Division. In 1945, he was awarded the Military Cross by King George VI for bravery under enemy fire. He graduated from University of New Brunswick Law School in 1946 and was subsequently admitted to the New Brunswick Bar. Appointed a Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) in 1958, he practiced law as senior partner of the Saint John firm of Gilbert, McGloan and Gillis for 60 years up until his 90th birthday. He enjoyed provincial, national and international renown as a brilliant lawyer and as one of the outstanding litigators in New Brunswick's legal history. He was inducted into the Acadia University Sports Hall of Fame in 1993; served as a President of the New Brunswick Law Society and of the Saint John Law Society served as President of the Westfield Golf and Country Club; was a Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers; and a Master of the Supreme Court. In 2003 he received both an Honourary Doctor of Civil Laws from Acadia University and the Ilsa Greenblatt-Shore distinguished graduate award from the University of New Brunswick Law School. Athlete, soldier, lawyer, educator, mentor, leader, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, his legacy lives on with those who had the privilege to share experiences with this exceptional individual. Visitation will occur at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) on Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31; 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Germain Street Baptist Church, 228 Germain Street at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2006. A private internment with immediate family will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Palliative Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital. The Donald M. Gillis Scholarship will be established at the University of New Brunswick Law School. www.brenansfh.com

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-14 published
McCALL, Frank
Frank McCALL died peacefully in his sleep of complications from Parkinson's disease on October 8, 2006, 3 days after his 61st wedding anniversary. He was born on June 7, 1920 in Edmonton, Alberta, the son of Rev. Stacey and Olive McCALL. He is survived by his wife Grace, children Keltie, Laurent and Owen, grandchildren Grania, Yuji, Ian and Natalie and many nieces and nephews. His sister Elsie GILLIS and brother Hugh McCALL predeceased him. Frank grew up in Edmonton and served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. Upon his return from overseas service, he and Grace lived in the northern towns of Fort Chipweyan, Aklavik, Fort Smith, Yellowknife and Whitehorse where he worked as Game Warden, Mining Recorder and Regional Director of Resources for the Northwest Territories. Frank's historic slides of this period are held in the Northwest Territories archives in Yellowknife. Frank was a proud 7th generation Canadian with a strong sense of social justice. In retirement he was an active volunteer with the Red Cross and Taylor Manor in Vancouver. Frank cycled twice across Canada and also in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He was an active skier, skater and swimmer. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the caring staff of the Brock Fahrni Pavillion where Frank spent his last 6 months. A Memorial Service was held Friday, October 13, 2006 at St. Andrew's Wesley United Church in Vancouver, Rev. Gary Paterson officiating. By request no flowers. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-16 published
DE VILLE, Herbert H.
(Retired longtime employee of Goodyear Tire)
Suddenly, yet peacefully, with family at his side on Friday, December 15th, 2006 at North York General Hospital, in his 96th year. Predeceased by his first wife Winnifred (née JEWELL) and survived by his second wife Margaret DE VILLE. Loving father of Doug and his wife Mary, Pat and her husband Don GILLIS, and Bruce and his wife Eunice. Cherished "Grampa" to Cheryl (Fred GALLAGHER), Brian (Janet EASTWOOD), Chris, Dawn (Nigel REESOR), Brenda, Brad, Greg, Tamra (Matt HIRES) and "Great-Grampa" to Cayla, and the late Rebecca DE VILLE- SYKES. Herb will be lovingly remembered by his step-son Michael MALLETT and his wife Donna and their children Michelle, Teresa, Richard and Steven and their families. A memorial service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Scott Mission. Condolences - www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
GILLIS, John Ernest " Ernie"
Suddenly on Saturday December 31, 2005 at Milton District Hospital, Ernie GILLIS at the age of 81. Loving husband of Alena. Predeceased by his wife Margaret. Beloved father of Anne (John) CRISCI, Glen (Angela) GILLIS, Brad (Denise) GILLIS, Michael (Melinda) GILLIS and the late Ernie Jr. Survived by his grandchildren Matthew, Erin, Jason, Katie, Lindsay, Scott, Jacob and Jeffrey. Forever remembered by his three sisters and his nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton, 905-878-2669 on Monday January 2, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held from Hillcrest United Church, 8958 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown on Tuesday at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-15 published
HICKEY, Martin Peter " Marty"
Marty, age 73, died tragically on Friday, January 13, 2006 as a result of an accident. Marty is predeceased by his parents Peter and Alberta HICKEY; Sophie (née UBA,) his loving wife of 39 years; brothers Paul, Edwin and Gerald. Marty was lucky enough to find a very special woman in Thelma. Marty leaves behind his loving wife Thelma of 9 years, formerly Thelma GILLIS (née DESROCHES) his children Linda (Charlie) GRIEVE of Half Moon Bay, British Columbia, Wendy LEGREE of Oakville, Susie (Ken) SHARP of Oshawa, Ed (Lee) HICKEY of Brampton and Ann (Gary) SIMPSON of Cobourg ten grandchildren Caitlin and Chelsea GRIEVE; Trisha, Darren and Bradley James LEGREE; Ashlea, Jamee and Andrea SHARP; Lindsey and Daniel HICKEY; and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind brothers John and Jim HICKEY, and sister Helen ASHCROFT. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Monday, January 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 7: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at St. Joseph The Worker Parish (corner of Beatrice and Mary Streets) at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
BUTLER, Joanna " Ann"
Peacefully after a long, courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of her family. Ann, beloved wife of the late Terry. Loving mother of Margot BOURQUE (Barry SETNOR), Janice GILLIS (Gary FIRTH,) Denise DAVIDSON (Derek) and John BUTLER. Cherished Nana to Kevin, Trevor (Ann Marie), Alysha, Shane, Kailey, Tara and great-nana to Terry. Dear sister to Alex SEMANYK (Helen.) Predeceased by sisters Stella and Irene. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and her many Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. Interment on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In Ann's memory, donations to the Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 4A1 would be appreciated.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
MacNEIL, Theresa
Peacefully, at The Brant Centre, Burlington, on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. Theresa, formerly of Iona, Nova Scotia and longtime resident of Toronto, in her 80th year. Beloved daughter of the late John and Annie MacNEIL. Survived by her brothers Rod and his wife Helen, Jamie and his wife Louise, Mendel and his wife Colleen, all of Nova Scotia, Joe and his wife Alice of Cambridge, and sister Marie O'BRIEN and her husband Ron of Burlington. Predeceased by her 3 sisters, Annie O'TOOLE, Monica MacNEIL, and Louise GILLIS. Theresa will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and Friends. She was a retired employee of Toronto Public Libraries and a former member of St. Monica's Roman Catholic Parish, Toronto. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday from 3-5 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 9: 00 a.m. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
DANBROOK, Kathleen G.
Peacefully, at Southlake Village, Newmarket, on Thursday, March 9, 2006, in her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Grant DANBROOK of Keswick. Loving mother of Mary Louise BARBER, Charlie Gerald, Dennis, Richard, Michael and Timothy DANBROOK and Bonnie LEASK. Cherished grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Ann REID, Jessie HEENAN, and Lee GILLIS. Kathleen will be greatly missed by many relatives and Friends. Visitation from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway S., Keswick, 1-888-684-4486, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Service from the Chapel on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Queensville Cemetery. If desired, donations made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GILLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
GILLIS, John
At the Sunnybrook and Women's College Hospital on Monday, April 24, 2006. Beloved son of the late David and Catherine. Dear brother of Marie McMULLIN, Hugh GILLIS, both of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, and the late Margaret, Jessie, Christina, Frances, Bernadette and Ronald. Uncle John will be fondly remembered by niece Norma OUTTRIM of Toronto, and his many other nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Friends may call at the Funeral Home of O'Connor Bros., 1871 Danforth Ave., Toronto (2 blocks west of Woodbine subway station) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church (located at the corner of Glebemount Ave. and Wolverleigh Blvd.) on Thursday at 1 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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