GIRALDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
STURINO, Francesco
Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Friday, January 20, 2006, at the age of 70. Loving husband of Rosaria for 49 years, father to Dina (Tony ALONZI) and Carmine (Mary STURINO.) He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Patricia, Joseph, Robert, Angélique and Christopher. Survived by his siblings, Ida and Alfredo STELLATO, Tony and Vera STURINO, and Mena and Francesco BARTUCCI, and by his step-mother Giuseppina STURINO. Also sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in law, Francesca and Adamo DE RANGO, Iolanda and Luigi GIRALDI, Rocco and Maria DE VITO, Ernesto and Lina DE VITO, Lucia and the late Luigi CAUFIN, and Carmine and Jessica DE VITO. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Visitations will be held at Fratelli Vescio, 8101 Weston Road, Woodbridge, north of Hwy. 7, on Monday, from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church, 2547 Kipling Ave., north of Finch. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the charity close to your heart.

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GIRALDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-11 published
BROWN, Violet Maude "Vi" (née ROWEN)
(formerly of Mt. Dennis)
Promoted to Glory. Peacefully at her home in Orangeville, on Monday, April 10, 2006 in her 80th year; beloved wife of the late Ronald Carl BROWN; loved mother of Sharron KULESHNYK and her husband George, Judy GIRALDI and her husband Frank, Ron, Tim and his wife Patricia, Debbie LEVESQUE and her husband Mike, Danny, Jackie and Karen; also sadly missed by her grand_sons Steven and David KULESHNYK, their spouses and her 20 other wonderful grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Fred and Ken; predeceased by her brothers Alfred, Ron and Frank and her sisters Joan and Florence. A wonderful friend to many, including her pet Friends past and present. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, April 14, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Private Interment at Riverside Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Salvation Army would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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GIRARD o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-14 published
WILSON, Gladys Elizabeth " Beth" (formerly LONG)
Peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, March 10, 2006 in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late David LONG and James WILSON. Dear mother of Nancy LONG (Bill), Diane GIRARD (Jim), Douglas LONG, Derrick WILSON (Anne,) Rick WILSON (Jennifer,) Scott WILSON (Janice), Marlene BOYER (Joe), Bill WILSON (Tracy), Kristene SMITH (Kevin.) Loved grandmother and great-grandmother of 21. Beloved sister of David ROBERTSON (Joan) and Dorothy DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Neil). Also survived by nieces, nephews, Friends, relatives and extended families. Special thanks to ward 395 Henderson Hospital and Community Care Access Centre Brant County. A Memorial Service will be held at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 1 p.m. Donations to Stedman Community Hospice appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca

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GIRARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-03 published
WELLS, Norman Howard
In Owen Sound, Sunday, October 1, 2006, Norman WELLS of Durham in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Jean. Loved father of Larry and his friend Vittoria FORTUNE of Holland Landing and Linda GIRARD and her husband Marcel of Kitchener. Norm will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Heaton and Kirsten WELLS and Jaison and Kurtis GIRARD. Predeceased by his granddaughter Chantel, brothers Jack and Lou and sister Nellie McDonald. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2006. Interment Durham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Durham Hospital or “Help A Child Smile&rdquo would be appreciated.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-27 published
GIRARD, Mireille (née GAUTHIER)
Peacefully, with family by her side, at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Mireille GAUTHIER- GIRARD in her 55th year, beloved wife of Camille GIRARD and mother of Mélanie, Marie-Josée, Sophie and Benoit. Loving grandmother of Ashley, Julien and Olivia BRUGGEMAN, children of Robert and Mélanie. Survived by her mother Madeleine GIGUÈRE- GAUTHIER and brothers and sisters Ginette (Alain) BOURGEOIS, Robert (Nicole) GAUTHIER, Guy (Ginette) GAUTHIER, Daniel (Raymonde) GAUTHIER, Jean (Claire) GAUTHIER and Carole GAUTHIER. Predeceased by her father Roland GAUTHIER. Funeral will be held with her family in Montréal. The family would be grateful for any donations made in her memory to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, www.psp.org or 1-866-457-4777.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-10 published
SMITH, Elsie A.
With her families' love surrounding her, Elsie A. SMITH passed away at Port Perry Hospital on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. A resident of Oshawa and formerly of London. Wife of the late Gordon SMITH (1992) and companion to Ken HARDY. She will be sadly missed by her children Jeanie (Ray) ZAVITZ, Karen SMITH, and Myles SMITH. She was adored by her grandchildren Daniela SORRENTI, Julie ZAVITZ and her partner Rob BUCKBOROUGH and Lyndsay ZAVITZ. Loving sister to Jean (Stan) MacNEILL, Marion GIRARD and Leslie JEFFERY. Loved dearly by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Edith TOWNSHEND and by brothers Ken, Roy, Harold, and Lloyd JEFFERY. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd., (1 block East of Egerton), on Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation and interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Elsie SMITH.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-29 published
MITCHELL, Dorothy Sarah Margaret (née CASLER)
Suddenly at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday May 26, 2006, Dorothy Sarah Margaret MITCHELL of Norwich in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon MITCHELL (1960.) Dear mother of Diane and husband Paul MacLEOD of Mississauga, Cathy and husband Ron MILLER of Tillsonburg, Joanne and husband Al SMITH of Saint Thomas, Susan and husband Wayne WAVELL of Tillsonburg, Carolyn McMASTER of Woodstock, Brenda and husband Gus KAMPICS of Dundas. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren, Gordon, Janet, Lindsay Sarah, Jeremy, Erin, Karen, Andrew, Megan and 3 great-granddaughters, Halle, Alexis and Lydia. Sister of Marjorie GIRARD of Montreal, Muriel GERVAIS of Saint Thomas, Quebec, Evelyn FISHER of Woodstock, Don CASLER and wife Denise of Langton. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Florence CASLER. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday May 30th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. John CASWELL officiating. Interment Otterville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Tillsonburg Hospital Foundation or Diabetes Association. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
BEDARD, Georgina (DROUILLARD)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, we sadly announce the passing of our wife, mother and grandmother. At Bluewater Health Norman Street Site, Sarnia on Friday, October 6, 2006. Devoted and loving wife to Alphonsus (Al) BEDARD for 56 years. Loved mother of Michael (Brenda) BEDARD, Robert (Darlene) BEDARD and Susan (Jamie) DILLON. Also loving grandmother of Danielle (Mark) ZIEGLER, Shawn (Noelle,) Tim (Kelly), Ian (Tanya), Tyler and Cole DILLON. Also survived by brothers Herman (Josephine) DROUILLARD of Windsor, Grace GIRARD of Windsor, Rita CANIE of Point Edward and Bernice LUCAS of Hamilton. Predeceased by her father Seraphim (Star) DROUILLARD, mother Cecile (LYNCH) DROUILLARD, and grand_son Brandon BEDARD. Georgina was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia on Monday, October 9, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be said on Sunday evening at 8: 30 p.m. at the funeral home. Sympathy through donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca Georgina will be greatly missed by all she loved and touched.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
ATKINS, Bruce V.
Peacefully after a long illness at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Bruce V. ATKINS of Dorchester in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Bruce ATKINS (Sherry) of London, Deborah THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Roy) of Vancouver, Cathryn GIRARD (Bud), Cynthia ATKINS, Jeanne CAMPANALE (Vito) all of London, Steven ATKINS (Cherry) of Fergus, Tracey BALOGH (Gabor) of Vancouver. Much loved by his step-children Michael HUNTER of Owen Sound, Kelly ARMSTRONG (Mark) of Meaford, Kathleen HUNTER of Collingwood and Kerry HUNTER of Louisville, Kentucky. Fondly remembered by Kelly WEAVER and Janis DICKENS. Sadly missed by his grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Bernice and Fred and his brother Paul. Cremation. Because of Bruce's passion for golf a Memorial Service will be held at Dorchester on The Thames Golf Club, 3342 Hamilton Rd., Dorchester on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Johan OLIVIER officiating. Memorial donations to the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre Unit -- Robarts Research Institute, 1400 Western Road, London N6G 2V2 or the Kidney Foundation, 800 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5375, London, N6A 4G5 gratefully acknowledged. (Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester entrusted with arrangements.)

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
TAZZMAN, Flora Phyllis (née WALCH)
Peacefully passed with her family by her side at Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert TAZZMAN. Loving mother of Brent WHITTAKER, Elaine PULLEN and her husband Wayne, Michael WALCH and his wife Betty, Marjorie GIRARD and her husband Marcel, and the late Gregory WHITTAKER. Flora is survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Verlyn McQUIGGAN, Jim WALCH, and Marie BOGART. She will be sadly missed by her many Friends at Sprucedale. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 4 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment McArthur Cemetery, Southwold Township. Memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
YSEBAERT, Marie Helene
Suddenly at home, Marie Hélène YSEBAERT, formerly of Strathroy in her 54th year on Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Marie is survived by loving children Beverly (John-Guy GIRARD) YSEBAERT, Loretta YSEBAERT and Patricia (Tyson) BROWN. Marie will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren Samantha YSEBAERT, Daniel DJORDJEVIC, Katrina YSEBAERT, Jyele BROWN, Jonathan YSEBAERT, Tyler YSEBAERT, Amanda YSEBAERT and Nathan BAILEY. Survived by her mother Madeleine YSEBAERT and predeceased by her father Elie YSEBAERT. Marie will also be missed by her many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Friday, November 10th, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with the Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, November 11th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Father Jorge CHIMBINDA officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Marie.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-07 published
BENNETT, Joseph Jean-Guy
At Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Joseph Jean-Guy BENNETT on December 6th, 2006 in his 13th year. Beloved son of Susanne BENNETT and Jean-Guy GIRARD. Much loved by grandmother Patricia BENNETT. Brother of Bradley, Nicole and Steven. Dear nephew of David and Philip BENNETT. Good friend of Paul ROBICHAUD, Beverly YSEBAERT and Nelson VIGARIO. Great-grand_son of the late George and Rose BENNETT. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, December 8th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 9th at 11 a.m. with Father John SHARP celebrant. Interment All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Joseph.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-27 published
TATARNIC, Glen Michael
Today we are stricken at the sudden passing of our beloved husband and father on Monday, September 25, 2006. Glen was a loving best friend to his wife Helen and a devoted father to Daniel (Martha) of Halton Hills, and Julie of St. Catharines, son-in-law of Marion and Lucien GIRARD of St. Catharines and the late Henry COSSETTE. Dear brother of James TATARNIC (Colleen.) Dear son of the late Helen and Walter TATARNIC. Glen was an electrician for 35 years with the St. Lawrence Seaway. He is a member of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria and also served as an usher. Glen enjoyed spending time with his family and Friends and enjoyed finding treasures at auctions. His last moments were spent in his favourite chair in his backyard patio on a brilliant early fall morning; his favourite time of year. Mr. TATARNIC is resting at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton St.. St. Catharines until Friday at 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church Street, St. Catharines at 10: 30 a.m. with Rite of Committal in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Visiting Hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers for the deceased will be celebrated in the funeral home Thursday at 3 p.m. Memorial Remembrances to St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation for M.R.I. Equipment.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-27 published
GIFFIN, Lt. Col. Ralph Eugene, C.D., M.B.A.
(Royal Canadian Regiment)
With dignity at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus on December 24, 2006, at age 49. Cherished husband for 25 years of Andrea (née CROWELL) and beloved father of Megan, Tricia, and Sarah. Predeceased by his mother Norinne GIFFIN, Ralph is survived by his father Ralph Sr. (Linda SHAY/SHEA) and his sister Karen (Bob PAUL). Son-in-law of Douglas and Grace CROWELL. He will be fondly remembered by numerous relatives and colleagues. During his brief battle with cancer, Ralph continued to live honourably and with courage. Many will remember him for his dry wit and artful mastery of the English language, which he incorporated into every facet of his personal and professional life. The values that he embraced and emulated will live on through his children and in the memory of all who knew him. A visitation will take place at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 Saint_Joseph Blvd, from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, December 28th. There will be a memorial service in the chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated. A special thanks to Doctor LAURIE, Sylvie MARCHAND- ALARY, Suzanne GIRARD, and the many other wonderful nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals who helped so much during this difficult time.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
GIRARD, Syvret Bryce
Peacefully, at Toronto Grace Hospital, after a twelve year survival of cancer, on Friday, February 24, 2006. He will be lovingly missed by his partner Jack who shared his life for 43 years. He will be missed by his brother Keith (Barbara GROVES) of Parry Sound, his nieces Nicole (Frank LOGUE), Denise (Gordon RUSSELL), and his grandnephews Christopher LOGUE and Jeffrey Bryce LOGUE. He also leaves his dear aunt Eileen of Buffalo, as well as many first cousins here and in the United States and United Kingdom. He has many wonderful Friends who sustained him through the years. Special thanks to Sunnybrook Cancer Centre and the staff of Grace Toronto Palliative Care. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Funeral Service at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to Sunnybrook Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 or to Toronto Grace Hospital, Palliative Care, 650 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4C 2G5, would be greatly appreciated.

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GIRARDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
PASCUCCI, Marco
Peacefully, at Toronto Western Hospital, Monday, March 27, 2006 in his 78th year with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Rita PASCUCCI (née GIRARDO.) Dear father of Larry (Lisa,) Randy (Ann), Sonia CARLONI (Giorgio) and David (Lina). Loving grandfather of Michael, Catherine, James, Andrea, Daniel, Jessica, Justine, Lucas and Charlotte. Also survived by brother Silvio. Born in Pesaro, Italy in 1928 and moved to Canada in 1948, he loved his two countries. An enormously talented master carpenter and gifted artisan, he will be missed by all who knew him. As was his wish, their will be no reception or funeral. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, West Toronto Chapel. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

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GIRAUDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
DROUILLARD, Thomas
At home with his family on Thursday March 23, 2006 Thomas DROUILLARD of R.R.#2 Wallacetown in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Nancy (THIBERT) DROUILLARD. Loved father of Kevin and Beverley of R.R.#2 Wallacetown, Pete (Chris) and Amarilis of Dutton. Cherished grandfather of Dustin and Jordan. Dear brother of Fred and Lyn DROUILLARD of Linden, Aldea MORRIS of Windsor, Anne and the late Luke DROUILLARD of Windsor, Angela and Paul GIRAUDY of Toronto, Phil and Deb DROUILLARD of Mississauga, Allana and Dave MARTIN of Caledon, Vince DROUILLARD of Toronto. Predeceased by his sister Anita. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday March 27 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer would be appreciated.

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GIRDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-02-28 published
GIRDEN, Andrew
In memory of Andrew who passed away one year ago February 26, Weep not for me
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my souls sweet flight
I am at peace
My souls at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was blessed
For all those many years
There is no pain
I suffer not
The fear now all is gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life.
Sadly missed and always remembered and loved by wife Bernadette, daughters Cathy and Debbie, and son Garry

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GIRDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-13 published
McDONALD, Frank Charles
Frank passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at his residence on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in his 47th year. He was the beloved husband and best friend to the former Tonda NICOL. His love will live on in his children: Daryl, Ashly and Brett. Frank was the son of the former Hazel KIEMELE and the late George McDONALD. beloved brother of Georgina GIRDLER and her husband Bev, Mary Lou NUHN and her husband Hugh, and Frances GIBBONS and her husband Jerry. He will be sadly missed by his grand_son Jordan. Son-in-law of Bill and Dorothy NICOL. Brother-in-law of Terry NICOL and his wife Cheryl, and Trina TRASK and her friend Brad HAAS. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth on Friday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service for Frank McDonald will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, July 15th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Pastor Howard RITTENHOUSE will officiate the service with interment to follow at Shiloh Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if so desired, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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GIRDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-25 published
GIRDLER- JACKSON, Ruby Ellen (née McCLEAN)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Friday, November 24, 2006. In her 93rd year, Ruby Ellen GIRDLER- JACKSON (née McCLEAN,) the loving wife of Clifford JACKSON and the late James Thomas GIRDLER. Loving mother of Ruth and her hsuband Ross KING, Shirley and her husband Glenn KIRKLAND, Sandra and her husband Harry COX, and Pat and her husband Barry BELROSE. Mother-in-law of Shirley (Mrs. Gordon GIRDLER) and Margaret (Mrs. Larry GIRDLER). Loving grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Marg (Mrs. Walter McCLEAN.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James KING, by two sons Gordon and Larry, by three brothers Bert, Cecil and Walter McCLEAN and by six sisters Hazel (Mrs. George BEST,) Velma (Mrs. Ian TORRIE), Pearl (Mrs. Cliff JACKSON), Wilda (Mrs. Roger NEATH), Florence (Mrs. Doug BLOOMFIELD) and Doug (Mrs. Bob WARDROP). 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. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Knox United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GIRDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-27 published
GIRDLER- JACKSON, Ruby Ellen (née McCLEAN)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Friday, November 24, 2006. In her 93rd year, Ruby Ellen GIRDLER- JACKSON (née McCLEAN,) the loving wife of Clifford JACKSON and the late James Thomas GIRDLER. Loving mother of Ruth and her husband Ross KING, Shirley and her husband Glenn KIRKLAND, Sandra and her husband Harry COX, and Pat and her husband Barry BELROSE. Mother-in-law of Shirley (Mrs. Gordon GIRDLER) and Margaret (Mrs. Larry GIRDLER). Loving grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Marg (Mrs. Walter McCLEAN.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James KING, by two sons Gordon and Larry, by three brothers Bert, Cecil and Walter McCLEAN and by six sisters Hazel (Mrs. George BEST,) Velma (Mrs. Ian TORRIE), Pearl (Mrs. Cliff JACKSON), Wilda (Mrs. Roger NEATH), Florence (Mrs. Doug BLOOMFIELD) and Donelda (Mrs. Bob WARDROP.) 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. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Knox United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GIRET o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-10 published
GIRET
Surrounded by his family and Friends at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, April 7, 2006 Daniel GIRET of R.R.#1, Springfield in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Marie (née GENT.) Loving father of Joelle, Jeremy and Jonathan all at home. Sadly missed by his mother Gizele GIRET of France. Dear brother of Jean-Claude (wife Yvette) and Patrice (wife Annick) all of France. Fondly remembered by nieces Sylvie, Marie-Pierre, Sarah, Maude and predeceased by Annie. Also lovingly remembered by Betty HOPE (husband Rod,) Doreen SHEPHERD (husband David) and John GENT. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, April 10, 2006. Cremation with interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. A Memorial Service for family and Friends will be held at a later date. (Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester (519) 268-7672 in charge of arrangements).

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GIRLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-19 published
WATSON, Georgina " Jean" (née FITZGERALD)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16th, 2006 in her eightieth year at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital. The beloved wife of Victor Charles WATSON for sixty years. Loving mother of Victor WATSON, Jr. and his wife Barbara of London and Alan WATSON of Guelph. Cherished grandmother of Nadine WATSON, Janene WATSON, Charlene CATULLI (WATSON,) her husband Valerio, all of London, and Gavan WATSON of Toronto. Loved by great-grandchildren, Salina CATULLI and Ricky CATULLI of London. Fondly remembered by Sylvia WATSON (GIRLING) of Guelph. Dear sister of Stanley FITZGERALD and his wife Anne of Wheathampstead, England. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Georgina FITZGERALD of Potters Bar, England and brother Harry FITZGERALD of Watford, England. Born January 24th, 1926 in London, England, immigrated to Canada with her family in 1951 and settled in London, Ontario. At her request, there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association. A tree will be dedicated to her memory at The Arboretum, University of Guelph. Forest City Cremation Service 675-0772

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GIRMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
GIRMAN, George
Suddenly at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Friday, January 13, 2006, George GIRMAN at the age of 79. Dearly beloved husband of the late Lena. Beloved father of Edward and his wife Roberta, and Christine GIRMAN and her partner Robert. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Christopher and John. Predeceased by his brother Michael. Resting at the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Panakhyda Tuesday 7: 30 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Wednesday 11 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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GIRMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
OHMAYER, Karl Erwin
Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Tuesday, November 28, 2006, Karl Erwin OHMAYER, age 91, of Crediton. Beloved husband of Doris A. (SCHWARTZ) OHMAYER. Predeceased by his second wife Dorothy (QUINLIVAN) OHMAYER (1987.) Fondly remembered by his children from his first marriage, Rolf and Joanne OHMAYER of Kanata, Chris and Ron RALPH of Carp, Helga TEDFORD of Aurora and his grandchildren and their families. Dear brother-in-law of Zita GIRMES, Genie GIRMES, both of Germany and Ruth INSLEY of Exeter. Well liked and remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and their families and his many Friends in Canada and Germany. Predeceased by his parents Karl (World War I, age 26) and Rosa OHMAYER, brothers Egon and Alfred, all of Germany, brothers-in-law Claire SCHWARTZ and Ted INSLEY. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Zion United Church, Crediton, Huron-Perth Lung Association or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GIRODAT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-14 published
GIRODAT, Olga and Ed
In loving memory of Olga GIRODAT a cherished mother and grandmother, who passed away one year ago today, December 14, 2005.
Also remembering our loving father and grandfather Ed GIRODAT who passed away August 27, 1990.
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed, still very dear.
Your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part,
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts.
Loved and sadly missed by Carol, Tim, Sandra and families.

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GIROLDI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Betty Cordelia (née GARDENER)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, March 13, 2006 Betty Cordelia WHITE/WHYTE (née GARDENER) of Woodstock in her 78th year. Daughter of the late William GARDENER and Winnifred BENTLEY. Beloved wife for 58 years of Alfred. Dear mother of Deborah JACKSON (Cliff LANGFORD) of Woodstock and Karen LEMON (Dave TINLINE) of Cambridge. Loving "Nana" of Sean JACKSON, Jeremy JACKSON (Melissa LANGDON), Nicholas LEMON and Jordan LEMON (Kyle JACKSON) and "G-Nan" of Jaylen JACKSON. Dear sister of Audrey GIROLDI (Victor), Lillian PARK (Frank) and Roberta HENDERSON (Dan,) all of Woodstock and sister-in-law of Arthur WHITE/WHYTE (Barbara,) Doreen HOUSEWORTH (John,) all of Woodstock and Laura SAPWELL (George) and Nora MAJOR, all of Stratford. Also lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Anglican, 1023 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Eleanor CARUANA officiating. Interment later at the Anglican Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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GIRONDA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
GIRONDA, Giuseppe
Passed away peacefully, after a lengthy struggle with cancer, at his home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Giuseppe, beloved husband of Immacolata for 52 years. Loving father of Rose (Gordon) and Frank (Monique). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Melanie, Bianca, Jean-Paul, Daniella, Alexandra and Matthew. Resting at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Warden Ave.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 11 a.m. in Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 3200 Pharmacy Ave. (north of Finch Ave. East). Entombment at Highland Memory Gardens.

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GIROTTI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
Critical-care unit pioneer 'driving force,' innovator
By Mary-Jane EGAN, Free Press Reporter, Tues., October 10, 2006
Dr. Bill SIBBALD, founder of critical-care medicine in Canada and a visionary who helped establish London's critical-care trauma unit, was wooed by hospitals across North America but chose to spend most of his career in London.
SIBBALD died September 14 after a battle with cancer. He was SIBBALD came to London in 1964 to attend the University of Western Ontario and made London his home for more than 30 years before leaving in 2000 to become chief of medicine at Toronto's Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Murray GIROTTI, medical director of trauma care at London Health Sciences Centre, remembers SIBBALD as a key force in internal medicine and trauma who attracted trainees from around the world.
"Even though it's called the Richard Ivey Critical Care Trauma Centre, the lifeblood and driving force for the establishment of that centre at old Victoria (hospital) and the new Victoria really was Bill SIBBALD," GIROTTI said.
"He had job offers from all over Canada and the United States, but he really wanted to stay in Canada to influence the system here."
SIBBALD graduated from Western in 1970 and joined University of Western Ontario as chair of the critical- care program in 1977 after two years of training at Detroit's trauma unit.
He was president of the Canadian Critical Care Society and helped create a national training program in critical care in 1982.
SIBBALD also chaired the section of critical care medicine of the Ontario Medical Association and helped design a distinctive fee code with Ontario Health Insurance Plan for Ontario physicians dealing with critically ill patients.
SIBBALD put London on the map as the only Canadian hospital participating in a worldwide initiative to come up with a safe and effective blood substitute for such critically ill patients as cancer, stroke and heart attack victims.
"Bill's research interests spanned a wide spectrum, from looking for blood substitutes to understanding the effect of infection on your body. He did a lot of tremendously innovative things to support critical care," said GIROTTI.
On a personal level, GIROTTI described SIBBALD as "a real character."
"We loved working with Bill. He was an absolutely crazy guy to work with. He had endless energy, a great sense of humour, but you couldn't mistake his dedication to excellence in patient care, research and education."
Dr. Frank RUTLEDGE, chair of University of Western Ontario's critical-care program and site chief of the critical- care trauma centre at Victoria Hospital, first met SIBBALD in 1979 and counted him as both a colleague and a friend.
"He was a golfing buddy," said RUTLEDGE, who accompanied SIBBALD on an annual trek to Tampa, Florida, for a golf trip for London's then Memorial Boys and Girls Club.
"He was demanding," adds RUTLEDGE, who used to counsel people on how to "survive working for him."
His advice: "If he mentioned something once, ignore it. If it comes up a second time, start to pay attention. If it comes up a third time, it's probably worth pursing. And that's because he would have 100 ideas an hour and only those that kept recurring were worth pursuing because you couldn't possibly pursue all the ideas he had."
In an interview with The Free Press in 2000 when SIBBALD accepted the Toronto position, he spoke of his love for the Forest City.
"My heart will always be in London," he said.
SIBBALD is survived by his wife, Connie, and five children.

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GIROUARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-28 published
Another loss hits home
Bob GIROUARD, who lived in Owen Sound in recent years, is the highest ranking Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan so far
By Scott DUNN, Tuesday, November 28, 2006
A pivotal player in Canada's military mission to Afghanistan is one of two victims of a suicide bombing in Kandahar Monday.
Chief Warrant Officer and Regimental Sgt. Major Bob GIROUARD, of the First Royal Canadian Regiment based in Petawawa, lived in Owen Sound for about five years and was stationed at Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford before his transfer to Petawawa, and then to Afghanistan. He was 43.
The Regimental Sgt. Major is the senior non-commissioned officer in any unit and plays a critical role in implementing military strategy. He is integral to the planning and execution of all military operations. This officer often has more soldiering experience than the commanding officer, and serves as his right hand.
"This would have been the most senior non-commissioned member who has been killed (in Afghanistan)," said Bob Miller, president of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, a Calgary-based think tank advocating a bigger role for Canada in world affairs.
Forty-four Canadian soldiers and one senior diplomat have died in Afghanistan since 2002.
The Department of National Defence has not yet released the names of the soldiers killed Monday. The other soldier killed Monday is reported to be 36-year-old Albert STORM of Fort Erie. Sources, including two family members, confirmed that Chief Warrant Officer STORM was one of those killed. A family member said they would make no comment until Department of National Defense officially releases the names of the two men. The family has asked that its privacy be respected.
GIROUARD was married with three children, two of whom serve in the military. GIROUARD was reportedly from Bathurst, New Brunswick, and was a soldier for 29 years, having joined right out of high school.
According to Canadian Press, GIROUARD and another soldier were riding in a heavily armoured Bison personnel carrier when a bomb was detonated in a car alongside the military vehicle near Kandahar airfield Monday.
A number of Canadian soldiers inside the vehicle were not injured. Pieces of the suicide vehicle were scattered in the area surrounding the attack. The force of the blast killed several camels wandering free along the road. Shortly after the bombing, a Black Hawk helicopter landed in the middle of the road and four North Atlantic Treaty Organization soldiers carried one of the Canadian casualties into the chopper.
During the cleanup, Afghan soldiers stood behind mounted machine guns on the back of trucks, keeping a close eye on anyone approaching the area.
"I heard a powerful bomb explosion," Haji Abdullah, 48, a mechanic in Kandahar city, told Canadian Press. "The atmosphere was very tense. Everybody was running here and there and screaming."

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GIROUARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-28 published
Blast kills two Canadians
Two soldiers were slain in a suicide attack near Kandahar.
By Bill GRAVELAND, Canadian Press, Tues., November 28, 2006
Kandahar, Afghanistan -- Sgt. Christopher MURDY knows the route all too well.
The 31-year-old reservist from London has been on several missions taking him from Kandahar Airfield to the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province. It's the same route that a convoy was travelling yesterday when it was hit by a suicide car-bomber, killing two Canadian soldiers.
"You never get numb when it's one of your own," MURDY said. "It was a shock, you know? I've been on the road every day. I get used to that but when somebody else gets hit -- it hits you hard."
It was the first deadly strike against the Canadians in six weeks, shattering a period of relative calm that many had hoped would continue.
The two soldiers were in a Bison, an eight-wheeled armoured personnel carrier, when a civilian vehicle drove alongside and detonated explosives. The Bison had left the Kandahar Airfield base just minutes earlier.
The identities of the dead were not officially released but they were both from the Royal Canadian Regiment based in Petawawa.
Regimental Sgt. Maj. Bobby GIROUARD, 46, had been a soldier for 29 years before his latest stint in Afghanistan, said his brother, Peter GIROUARD, from the soldier's hometown Bathurst, N.B.
Peter GIROUARD, 44, said his brother Bobby had been with his family in Petawawa just last week, finishing up a three-week leave. He joined the military right out of high school.
News reports said the other man killed was a chief warrant officer, identifying him as Albert STORM, 36, a former Fort Erie man and father of two.
STORM's older brother, George, said from his home in Kenora he was informed of his brother's death "in the wee hours of the morning," when a colonel knocked on his door.
A news report said GIROUARD had lived in Owen Sound for about five years and was stationed at Land Forces Central Training Centre at Meaford before moving to Petawawa. He was married and had three children.
A number of other soldiers in the vehicle were not injured, military officials said.
Brig.-Gen. Timothy Grant, commander of Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, called the bombing an "act of desperation" by Taliban militants.
Speaking to reporters about his troops, Grant said: "They are a determined lot… Although they have lost good Friends, it will only harden them more to make sure they carry on with the mission and bring it to a successful conclusion."
Pieces of the suicide vehicle were scattered in the area surrounding the attack. The force of the blast killed several camels wandering along the road.
Initial reports indicated an Afghan civilian may have been killed.
Shortly after the bombing, a Black Hawk helicopter landed in the middle of the road and four North Atlantic Treaty Organization soldiers carried one of the Canadian casualties into the chopper.
During the cleanup, Afghan soldiers stood behind mounted machine-guns on the back of trucks, keeping a close eye on anyone approaching the area.
The death toll among Canadian troops in Afghanistan since 2002 now stands at 44, along with one diplomat. Thirty-six have died this year.

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GIROUARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
COOKE, James Robert Willard
(Retired from Bank of Montreal head Office)
At his home in Oakville, on Thursday, March 16, 2006. James, beloved husband of Elizabeth (DEVEREAUX.) Dear father of Barry James and his wife Janis Elizabeth King COOKE, Keith Michael, Lorelei Anne and her husband Erick GIROUARD. Loved brother of Glenda and Janice. Cherished granddad of Emily and Caraline. Visitation will take place at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600), 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass 11: 00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2006 at Mary Mother of God Parish, 2745 North Ridge Road, Oakville. Interment in New Brunswick. If desired, memorial contributions to Palliative Care Unit at Halton Health Care Services, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3L7. Donations may be made at www.haltonhealthcare.com. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place COOKE on the subject line.

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