GRENSIDE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-02-08 published
BYRON " BARNEY" GRENSIDE TURNER
In loving memory of Byron "Barney" Grenside Turner, in his 80th year, passed
away peacefully January 31, 2006 at home surrounded by his family after a
lengthy struggle with Acute Myloid Leukemia. Beloved husband of 51 years of
Phyllis Anne (née Uffelman) of Little Current. Loved father of Anne, husband
Bryn Casson of Little Current, Grant, wife Betsy Turner of Manchester
Center, Vermont, Byron (Jib, wife Debby) of Little Current. Loving "Papa" of
five granddaughters, Kinga and Julianna Casson, Ellie and Martha Turner and
Bettina Turner and step-grandfather to Natasha, husband Jason Abotossaway
and Hunter and Carter. Predeceased by parents Grant and Freda Turner. Barney
was born on October 16, 1926 in Little Current. He attended Little Current
Public School and Upper Canada College. He graduated from Trinity College at
University of Toronto with a BA in English Literature. Then he joined the
Royal Canadian Navy serving in Toronto just as WWII ended. Following the
war, Barney spent two summers as an officer on scientific expeditions
sailing to the Arctic with Admiral MacMillan on the schooner Bowdoin. He
returned to settle on his beloved Manitoulin Island and join the family
business, Turners' of Little Current Ltd., where he worked until weeks
before his death. He served his community in many ways over the years,
forming the Manitoulin Municipal Association, serving on the boards of many
organizations including the Manitoulin Tourist Association, as chairman of
the Board of The Manitoulin Health Centre leading the construction of the
new hospital in Little Current, the Manitoulin Centennial Manor during its
construction, bringing Premier Robarts to the area to demonstrate a new
highway to replace the old road from Espanola to Manitoulin, was the first
Canadian Commodore of the Great Lakes Cruising Club, was instrumental in
saving the beautiful Benjamin Islands in the North Channel from destruction
on two occasions, as a founding Governor and President of the McGregor Bay
Association, he served on Little Current Council, as a member of the Lions
Club, the Legion, on the board of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, was a member
of Doric Lodge, receiving his 50 year Past Master's pin last autumn. Barney
was a humanitarian and kind, gentle man. Special thanks to Dr. Poenn and
the medical, laboratory, the Nursing Staff and Steve Bloin at Manitoulin
Health Centre, to Dr. Gill and Debbie LeBlanc at Northeastern Ontario
Regional Cancer Centre and Bayshore Nursing Service for their guidance and
support in the last few years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary or Holy Trinity Anglican Church would be
appreciated. Rested at Island Funeral Home with visitation Thursday,
February 2, 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. Funeral was Friday, February 3 at 2: 00 pm
at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Little Current with interment at Holy
Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery.

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GRESHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
DEPOE, Madeleine, Myra
Peacefully on December 27, 2006 in her 91st year. Loving mother of David (Sue), Suzanne, Eric (Barb), Lawrence (Cathy), D'Arcy (Janice), Norman and Brian. Sweetest Grandmother of Jack, Danny, Jim, Marial, Jennifer, Stephanie, Claire, Brendan, Liana, Adam and Hunter and Great-grandmother of Valentina. Survived by her sister Gwendolyn GRESHAM. Dear Aunt of Lynn, Derek and John GRESHAM. Maddy touched many people with her gift of music and her calm, happy spirit which guided her life and raised a large, loving family. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Toronto Western Hospital and Ottawa caregivers Eileen, Margot, Teresa and Kelly and Merl and Cathy in Toronto. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Friends may call at Murray Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road, Friday from 5: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service Sat. December 30 at 11: 00 a.m.

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GRETZKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
GRETZKY suffers another great loss
Mournful times for Coyotes head coach
By Rosie DIMANNO, Columnist
Ottawa -- On the evening, this past Saturday, when hockey was being celebrated coast-to-coast, the most famous native son of the sport had to pick up the phone and deliver yet another blow of sad news to his already grieving father.
"I had to pull my dad out of the hockey game in Edmonton and let him know what had happened," Wayne GRETZKY revealed last night, after the novice National Hockey League coach put his Phoenix Coyotes through a spirited practice at the Corel Centre.
GRETZKY's maternal grandmother, Betty HOCKIN, had just passed away at age 84, barely a fortnight after the death of her daughter, Wayne's mother, Phyllis.
Walter GRETZKY had been in Edmonton to help celebrate the father-son bonds of hockey, in what has become an annual televised spectacle of the national game.
"He came home Sunday morning."
A second family loss will bring Wayne GRETZKY back to his hometown of Brantford tomorrow for his grandmother's funeral.
These have been mournful times.
At Christmas, a visibly distraught GRETZKY dropped everything to hasten to the bedside of a beloved mother stricken with lung cancer. He would spend 10 days away from the game, to support his family and grieve.
"We've had a tough month. Unfortunately, everybody in life has to go through tragedies. We're not the only family that's gone through it."
But he'd barely had time to resume duties behind the bench when the family was swept up in sorrow once more.
"Sad day, sad week, sad month."
Hockey, at least, does provide a comfort, just the routine and distraction of it, coping with a team that is in a struggle to make the playoffs, surrounded by the infectious energy of young players, reminding GRETZKY too of the untroubled boy he'd once been. "Our young guys play hard and they're a real pleasure to be around."
It will be a special occasion this evening -- in a life that's been full of them -- when the Senators host Phoenix. This is where GRETZKY played his final game on Canadian soil six years ago after announcing his retirement.
"That was such an emotional night," he recalled. "Up until that time, only my inner family really knew (about the imminent retirement) and everybody else was sort of guessing.
"I'll never forget the ovation, the reception, that not only I got but my whole family got. I remember my mom and my dad were here, and my kids were here. It was pretty special."
Scrumming with reporters and looking backwards evoked an outpouring of nostalgia. But GRETZKY's eyes lit up especially and his winsome mood elevated when somebody mentioned ceremonies scheduled for Madison Square Garden tomorrow night, where Mark Messier's sweater will be retired.
They were an item, for so many years, GRETZKY and his stalwart ally, the Moose.
"He did so much for the game. He did so much for so many people his work ethic, his unselfishness, his Friendships. It's a bond that everyone seemed to have in those days in Edmonton."
As he has in the past, GRETZKY compared Messier to Gordie Howe. "We never expected to see that sort of a player come along again. But here's a guy who played almost as long as Gordie, probably played a similar game to that of Gordie Howe, and of all the people I knew, loved the game as much as Gordie Howe. So we were lucky in this sport that we were able to have two of these guys come through the games within, like, five years of each other."
With a chuckle, GRETZKY also recalled one particular game when he played against Messier.
"I remember him lining me up and sort of carrying me into the boards. He was telling me to hang on."
How weird, Messier slamming GRETZKY off the puck.
"Really, it sounded and looked worse than it was."

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GREUNINGEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
TOMKOWIAK, Leon
Peacefully at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital, Strathroy on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Leon TOMKOWIAK, born January 1, 1915. Beloved husband to Janet for 60 years, dear Father of daughters Irene (Ron KRAUSE) and Rosemary (Paul VAN GREUNINGEN) and sons Theodore "Ted" and Edward "Ed". Proud dziadzia of Tyler, Emma and Jacob. Special friend over the years to many in the Polish Community in the London, Mount Brydges and Strathroy area. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Monday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 419 Hill Street on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 8: 15 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that you give a big hug to your mom or dad or a loved one and tell them you love and appreciate them. A special thanks to the very caring staff at Country Terrace and Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital.

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GREVE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-23 published
KUNISCH, Fritz
At Lee Manor, Owen Sound on Thursday, October 19, 2006. Fritz KUNISCH of Owen Sound in his 94th year. Husband of the late Barbara KUNISCH (née BEYER.) Cherished Uncle of Rosl BEHRENS and family of Hannover, Germany, Inge and her husband Dave ROACH of Mississauga. Also sadly missed by Gunter GREVE and his family and a special thanks to Fay MacLEOD. “Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” A private family service has been held.

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GREVILLE o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-10 published
DANKS, Beverley Jean (née GREVILLE)
Passed away suddenly on March 6, 2006 in her 49th year. Predeceased by her husband William Lee DANKS. Survived by her sons Michael YAKIWCHUK and Luke DOXTATOR and grandchildren Jayde, Julian, Sebastian, and Chloe. Also survived by many other family and Friends. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of her life on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at the Knight's of Columbus Hall, 12 Catharine Avenue Brantford. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 30 Nelson Street.

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GREWAL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-27 published
LIGHT, Sue (née GETZ)
Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Grey Bruce Health Services, Wiarton on Saturday, November 25, 2006. Sue LIGHT of Wiarton at the age of 63. Loving wife of Bob. Survived by her sister Jane HARRIS of Middletown, Connecticut, her brother Gordon GETZ of Largo, Florida and her niece Liz HARRIS of Flagstaff, Arizona. Predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy GETZ. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation, the Bruce Trail Association or the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton would be appreciated. Special thanks to the nursing staff at Wiarton hospital, Drs' GREWAL, BARRETT, JANSSEN and MILENCOFF and also the Wiarton Hospice Association. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial 519-371-8507.

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GREWAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-18 published
William LAZENBY: Mayor of Richmond Hill
Ran for office to help get streets paved
A pharmacist, he delivered even at night
By San GREWAL, Staff Reporter
William Charles LAZENBY, a former mayor of Richmond Hill, entered politics for one reason: To get the roads in his budding community paved so families wouldn't have to walk through the mud.
He moved to the town in the late '50s, when much of what is now the heart of Richmond Hill was just being developed. LAZENBY quickly fell in love with the tight-knit community and wanted other residents to feel equally proud of the place where they lived.
"He just didn't have enough hours in the day to do all the things he wanted to do," said Evelyn LAZENBY, his wife of 54 years. LAZENBY died last week of a heart attack.
After opening Allencourt Pharmacy in 1959, the University of Toronto pharmacy school graduate juggled his business with his political career and decades of community service.
"He loved his customers at the pharmacy," his wife said. "They were like an extended family to him."
Sending flowers to widows on Valentine's Day and attending all of his customers' funerals were just some of the acts that endeared LAZENBY to the thousands of people who stepped through his door.
"I was one of his first customers," said Patrick McNAMARA, who moved to Richmond Hill in 1958.
"If you were sick or your family was sick, no matter what the time was, Bill would get you your medicine."
Other long-time customers spoke of receiving baby formula from LAZENBY after running out in the middle of the night.
Evelyn LAZENBY recalled a trip to a summer camp just a couple of months ago to deliver much-needed medicine.
His children, daughters Carolynne and Christine and son Bill, said their father received offers from large chains for his pharmacy.
"He wasn't interested in the money," his son said. "He wanted a pharmacy that felt like one in a small-town community."
His father was elected as councillor in 1964, served for six years, then became mayor from 1970 to 1974. He was also very active in community public service as a volunteer for numerous organizations. In 1983, he and his wife were named Richmond Hill citizens of the year.
"The reason he entered politics was because he saw all the young mothers pushing their kids through the mud and snow," his wife said. "I pushed Christine down what's Bayview now and held Carolynne in my arms. It was terrible."
The three siblings talk about the development taking place now, explaining how their father cautioned against growth that wasn't planned properly.
"He was a big defender of green spaces and parks," Bill LAZENBY said. "I don't think he would like a lot of what's happening now. He was all about proper planning for the community, so people would be happy."

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GREWAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
PANTON, Winifred (GREWAR)
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario, on Saturday, February 4, 2006, in her 80th year. Wife of the late Douglas PANTON. Dear mother of Douglas PANTON and his wife Sylvie of Toronto, Jane and her husband Keith RICHARDS of Minesing, Alistair PANTON and his wife Mary of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Rachel (Ricardo,) Benjamin (Veronica) PANTON, Jessie and Bryce RICHARDS, Jordon and Melisa PANTON. Loved great-grandmother of Mateo RENDON. Dear sister of Alice ROBINSON, Sandy GREWAR (Helen,) and predeceased by Helen LAMB. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston, Ontario, on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m.

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GREXTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
DAWSON, Trevor
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Trevor at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Monday, January 9, 2006, at the age of 80. Dearly beloved husband of Nancy. Loving father of David (of Sydney), Libby, Jill, and the late Roger. Cherished grandfather of Alex. Dear father-in-law of Murray GREXTON. Funeral Service to be held at St. Peter's Erindale Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W., Mississauga on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Ian Anderson House.

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GREYDANUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
POSTMA, Jeltje Geertje " Alice"
(November 13, 1912-May 5, 2006)
Psalm 37: 5. "Commit your way to the Lord…"
We mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Jeltje Geertje (Alice) POSTMA. Beloved wife of the late Bart POSTMA (1990) and predeceased by her daughter Grace GREYDANUS (1987.) Loved mother of Anne and Bob WALTERS, Winnie and Jerry HOYTEMA, Cornelius GREYDANUS, Matsje and Harry SJAARDA, Minnie and Jerry BURUMA, Case and Donna POSTMA and Tina and Norm NEILANDS. Grandmother of 27 and great-grandmother of 26. Survived by four sisters and one brother in the Netherlands. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 8, 2006 at 3 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario. Private family interment. Arrangements entrusted to the Ward Funeral Home, "Brampton Chapel." Corresponding address: Anne Walters, 115 Milrose Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2B5.

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