GRIFFIOEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
HOLMAN, Klaas Derk
Promoted to glory after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, March 30th, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, Klaas Derk HOLMAN of Mount Brydges, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Harmke HOLMAN. Loving father of Fred (Angie) HOLMAN, Anita VERHULP (Fernando), Lois (Henry) GRIFFIOEN, Walter (Nelia) HOLMAN and Angela (Gregory) SKROBAR. Dear Opa of Crystal (Matt) DOBSON, April, Heather, Rachel (Tim) LUU, Abby (Ken) BAER, Marcia (Nick), Cynthia (Darcy), Corina, Kurtis, Janna, Samantha, Jessica, Clara, Megan, Alexander, Makena and Melissa. Sadly missed by great-granddaughter Paige. Survived by brothers Dick (Jane), Harry (Karen), Anne (Maaike), Jan (Sjouke) and sisters Liene (Willem) and Alie (Piet-Jan). Predeceased by infant daughter Hilda Alice, infant son Harry Andrew, grand_son Kevin and son-in-law Arnold. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Monday, April 3rd. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow on Tuesday from Hope Community Christian Reformed Church, Mount Brydges commencing at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Vic VANDERMOLEN officiating. Interment Mount Brydges Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Strathroy Community Christian School would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-05 published
'Destined for the military'
Fallen soldier remembered as someone who loved army life
By Scott DUNN with files from The Canadian Press, Thursday, October 05, Cpl. Jimmy MITCHELL always wanted to be the protector. The 32-year-old Owen Sound-born soldier died as one Tuesday in Afghanistan, during an insurgent attack with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles. Fellow Royal Canadian Dragoon, Sgt. Craig Paul GILLAM, of South Branch, Newfoundland, died with him while protecting a road construction crew.
Robert Thomas James MITCHELL grew up in Owen Sound, attended West Hill Secondary School to the end of Grade 10, then switched to Saint Mary's High School in 1992.
Retired West Hill special education teacher Jim McGREGOR recalled the gangly young man with red hair as a gentle, happy loner.
MITCHELL got into scrapes at the school and was very protective of his younger brother. MITCHELL also struggled to fit in and many at the school didn't expect him to graduate. But McGREGOR knew differently "and he certainly did mature."
It was McGREGOR who recommended MITCHELL switch high schools to get a fresh start and MITCHELL did improve there. He enlisted in the Forces straight out of high school.
"He ended up being in the Armed Forces, which is what he always wanted to do," McGREGOR said.
"He'd put on a fairly tough exterior but inside he was a caring kid. I sometimes think we stereotype a lot of these guys, you know, the big Rambo types, but Jim wasn't one of those."
Everyone who knew MITCHELL said he was destined for the military.
Family friend Norm BIGGAR said MITCHELL was always interested in "enforcement," noting he joined Owen Sound police auxiliary for a while.
"He seemed to want to do that kind of thing. He wanted to be out and helping people," said BIGGAR, who works at Rogers Cable with MITCHELL's father, Bob MITCHELL.
Peter SCOTT is Bob MITCHELL's nephew. He watched Jimmy MITCHELL grow up, went to his minor hockey games and later his wedding at Saint Mary's Church in Owen Sound in 2000.
MITCHELL enlisted in the regular Forces straight out of high school but was injured during basic training and had to drop out. He re-enlisted more than six years ago.
"That says a lot for him too," SCOTT said. "I believe that was his purpose and destiny to be in the military. I don't believe it was his purpose and destiny to get killed."
He cared for his fellow soldiers and loved the adventure of army life and "he put his country ahead of his family," SCOTT said.
MITCHELL's father-in-law, Gary HASS, told the St. Catharines Standard that MITCHELL was proud of the work he was doing and felt strongly he was working toward the greater good.
"He was dedicated to his family and dedicated to his military career," said HASS, of Fort Erie.
MITCHELL graduated from Niagara College and his first military posting was with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment and, most recently, with the Royal Canadian Dragoons as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
MITCHELL had moved into a new home near Canadian Forces Base Petawawa just days before he was sent overseas.
Maj. James Follwell of the Dragoons said MITCHELL was an avid runner who competed in iron man races and had applied for JTF2, the country's elite commandos.
Parents Bob, Carol, and their son Mark MITCHELL took a chartered flight to Petawawa on Tuesday.
SCOTT said MITCHELL's body will be returned to Canada Friday. Funeral arrangements include a service in Petawawa, he believed, but details were not known.
MITCHELL, who was scheduled to return home next month, leaves his wife, Leanne, and three children, ages five, three and two.
Owen Sound Legion president Bob GRIFFITH is a good friend of Bob MITCHELL. When his friend said Jimmy wanted a career in the military, GRIFFITH advised him how to go about it.
After he was discharged for medical reasons, GRIFFITH had several talks in his home with Bob MITCHELL about whether his son should return to the military.
GRIFFITH feels for Bob and Carol MITCHELL for all they're going through "But then you've got to look at it (as) this young lad really wanted to go into the military, so he was doing what he wanted to do. There's nothing else in life he wanted to do but be in the military," said GRIFFITH, who spent 45 years in the armed forces.
"We all go in knowing this is a possibility. It's just that I was really fortunate in that I never had something like this happen in my tour."

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-10 published
BADGLEY, Maude Elizabeth (GRIFFITH)
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London, on Monday, January 9, 2006, Maude Elizabeth (GRIFFITH) BADGLEY of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack E. BADGLEY. Dear mother of Diane McAFEE and her husband Douglas, Jacqueline BLOODWORTH and Judith BUNT and her husband Roger all of London. Predeceased by her son-in-law Thomas BLOODWORTH and her sister Violet TRUSLER. Also loved by her 7 grandchildren and her 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London. Complete funeral service will be conducted at Mount Zion United Church, 471 Ridgewood Cres., London on Thursday, January 12th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6 or Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
JONES, Catherine Lorraine (MacCONNELL)
Suddenly at Strathroy Hospital on Thursday, January 12, 2006 Catherine Lorraine (MacCONNELL) JONES of Carlisle in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Robert JONES. Dear mother of Liz and Glen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Carlisle, Ken JONES of London and Keith and Helena JONES of Carlisle. Dear grandma of Amanda, Dawn, Danielle, Samantha and T.J. Dear great-grandma to Joseph. Dear sister of Peggy ZUBYK, Jean WELBURN and Helen GRIFFITH all of London. Predeceased by a dear daughter-in-law Jane JONES, brothers Frank MacCONNELL and Fredrick MacCONNELL and sister Marlene MAY and special brother-in-law Orville GRIFFITH. Resting at the T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 16th at 2 p.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Cremation to follow with private interment of ashes at Carlisle Cemetery. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday, January 15th and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday. Thanks to all staff of Strathroy Hospital, Intensive Care Unit Nurses, Dr. VANDEWALLE, Dr. GOMES and the Paramedics who assisted time and time again. Donations to Strathroy Hospital or Carlisle Cemetery Board would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Catherine JONES.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-25 published
GRIFFITH, Orville
Beautiful memories woven in gold,
This is the picture we tenderly hold,
Deep in our hearts your memory is kept,
To love and to cherish and never forget.
Love always, Sharon, Becky and Matthew.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-26 published
GRIFFITH, Orville
In loving memory of a dear Husband, Dad and Grandpa, Orville, who passed away 20 years ago today.
Remember him with a smile today,
He wasn't one for tears,
Reflect instead on memories
Of many happy years.
Know that he is with us,
And can hear us when we say,
You are loved and missed
Each and every day.
Loved and missed by wife Helen, daughters, Trish, Sharon, Barb and their families.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-17 published
GRIFFITH, Arthur " Art"
Peacefully at Twin Lakes terrace on Friday, July 14, 2006 after a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. Born in Sarnia Township in October 2, 1918, Art lived his whole life in the Sarnia area. son of the late Graham and Hazel (McRITCHIE) GRIFFITH. He is survived by his son Doug and wife Karen of Ottawa. Predeceased by his wife Rhea (WHITE/WHYTE) in 1999. A veteran of World War 2, Art retired from Canada Customs after 29 years of service. He was owner of Lakeshore Gardens, Lakeshore Landscaping, McRitchie Farms and Griffith Seeds. Art was a long-time member of the Dunlop United Church and was a life member of the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. Cremation and interment of ashes has taken place. A Memorial service and fellowship gathering will be held at Dunlop United Church at a date to be announced. Memorial donations to the Cancer Society or the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-20 published
RUTTER, Barbara Jean (née GRIFFITH)
Peacefully, at University Hospital, on Thursday, October 18, 2006, Barbara Jean RUTTER (née GRIFFITH,) of London, in her 71st year. Loving wife of the late Frank Wesley RUTTER (1993.) Dear friend of Carole PAINTER. Dear mother of Linda RUTTER, Brenda (Rod) McCARTNEY, Lorrie RUTTER- AULIS (Greg), Kim (Dave) BERMAN and Michelle (Brian) LAITE. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Tegan (Nathan), Alyssa (Andrew), Jake, Matthew, Zacary, Amberley, Wesley, Kyle, Codey, Cameron and Kurtis. Dearly missed by her sister Shirley RAMSEY and brother Paul GRIFFITH. Predeceased by her parents Ilene and Ross GRIFFITH. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Saturday, October 21, 2006, at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation and interment in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation -- Regional Mental Health Care London would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. RUTTER.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-26 published
O'MEARA, Gail Noreen
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham-Kent, on Saturday December 23, 2006, Gail Noreen O'MEARA, age 65, of Chatham, beloved wife of the late Victor CHEPEKA (1981.) Born in Chatham in 1941, daughter of the late Ann EVOY and Michael O'MEARA, Gail worked for Para-Med and was a member of St. Agnes Church. Loving mother of Ann MURRAY of London, Shannon GRIFFITH of Stratford, Carrie DIBBLEY and husband Joe of Cambridge, Mark SKINNER and wife Paula of Chatham, Brian SKINNER and wife Tina of London and by 2 step-sons; Victor CHEPEKA of Amherstburg and Dana CHEPEKA of Peterborough. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Carol O'MEARA of Mississauga, Brian O'MEARA of Nova Scotia and Patrick O'MEARA of Chatham. She is predeceased by a brother Michael O'MEARA. Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday December 26, 2006. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday December 27, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Agnes' Church. Cremation will follow. Donations to the Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, The Reverend Dr. Clifford A.S. (1919-2006)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by love on February 27, 2006 in his 87th year after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary SANDERSON, his children: Cherry (Bill WEBSTER) of Newmarket; Kirk (Donna GRIFFITH) and Stuart (Monica HAMILTON), both of Toronto, his brother-in-law, Robert MITCHELL of White Rock, British Columbia and grandchildren: Daryll, Kimberley, Meredith, Gillian and Gwendolyn. Predeceased by his parents, Annie JENNINGS and George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, his first wife Patricia KIRKPATRICK (1977,) his daughter, Gracie (1981;) his sisters, Grace MITCHELL of Montreal and White Rock (2003) and Doris GROSE of Swift Current (1999) and his brothers, Walter of Langley, British Columbia (2005) and Lloyd of Montreal (1986). Cliff was born in Langham, Saskatchewan and was always fiercely proud of his Saskatchewan roots. He studied theology at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon and at Union Theological College, Columbia University in New York where he obtained his doctorate with great distinction. Ordained by The United Church of Canada in 1942 at the age of 23, he served pastorates in Dundurn, Sask (1942-44), Third Ave, North Battleford, Saskatchewan. (1947-52), St. Giles, Hamilton (1952-59), Robertson (now Robertson-Wesley), Edmonton (1959-66), Metropolitan, Toronto (1966-75 and Bloor Street, Toronto (1975-86). Cliff's great gift and passion was in conveying the message of the Gospel. This was manifested in radio programmes (Sunday School of the Air in North Battleford and The Good Ship Crusader in Hamilton) as well as two minute weekly spots on Station CFRB (1970-86) in Toronto; a festival of the arts, dayspring at Metropolitan United Church; a controversial sculpture of The Crucified Woman at Bloor Street Church (1979); articles in The United Church Observer (1960's 1990's) and monthly columns in The Toronto Star. Following his retirement in 1986, Cliff was a popular anniversary preacher and retreat leader across the country and a volunteer chaplain at Casey House Hospice for people with A.I.D.S. and Wellesley Hospital's H.I.V./A.I.D.S. wing. He taught at many of the United Church's theological colleges during his ministry and was the author of several books. Cliff travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; in China, East Germany and Russia and gained on-the-spot understanding of current social and political conditions which informed his preaching. Throughout Cliff's life, singing was an important expression of his faith and love of life and even in his last years when his memory failed him he continued to sing. For over forty years he cottaged on Little Boshkung Lake at Carnarvon in Haliburton, Ontario. For ten and a half years, following a stroke during surgery, Cliff was cared for in his own home. The family is grateful to the many, many Friends, Community Care East York, Bayview Community Hospice and Dr. Ian FERGUSON and Dr. Robert McKELLAR who supported them during this time and made it possible for Cliff to remain at home. A celebration of Cliff's life will be held at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. (corner of Bloor and Huron) on Saturday, March 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visiting will be on Friday, March 3 at Bloor Street United Church from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to The Clifford Elliott Spirit of Saskatchewan Ministry Trust Fund, c/o The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4. Go Forth Into The World With A Daring And A Tender Love, Go In Peace - The World Is Waiting. And Whatever You Do, Do It For Love, And In The Spirit Of Jesus - Who Is Your Christ!

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
GRIFFITH, Thomas Clarke
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the age of 69 years, after a three year battle with cancer. Tom GRIFFITH, beloved husband of Marion GRIFFITH (née CONKLIN) of Sutton. Predeceased by his parents Dr. Thomas Clarke GRIFFITH and Frances Ann GRIFFITH (née McNAMEE.) Dear brother of Ann BLOCH and her husband Elgin of Kingston, and Mary Lou GRIFFITH of Toronto. Predeceased by his brother Anthony Robert (Tony) GRIFFITH and his wife Betty. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, Friday, January 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m.

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GRIFFITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, The Reverend Dr. Clifford A.S. (1919-2006)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by love on February 27, 2006 in his 87th year after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary SANDERSON, his children: Cherry (Bill WEBSTER) of Newmarket; Kirk (Donna GRIFFITH) and Stuart (Monica HAMILTON), both of Toronto, his brother-in-law, Robert MITCHELL of White Rock, British Columbia and grandchildren: Daryll, Kimberley, Meredith, Gillian and Gwendolyn. Predeceased by his parents, Annie JENNINGS and George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, his first wife, Patricia KIRKPATRICK (1977,) his daughter, Gracie (1981;) his sisters, Grace MITCHELL of Montreal and White Rock (2003) and Doris GROSE of Swift Current (1999) and his brothers, Walter of Langley, British Columbia (2005) and Lloyd of Montreal (1986). Cliff was born in Langham, Saskatchewan. and was always fiercely proud of his Saskatchewan roots. He studied theology at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon and at Union Theological College, Columbia University in New York where he obtained his doctorate with great distinction. Ordained by The United Church of Canada in 1942 at the age of 23, he served pastorates in Dundurn, Saskatchewan. (1942-44), Third Ave., North Battleford, Saskatchewan. (1947-52), St. Giles, Hamilton (1952-59), Robertson (now Robertson-Wesley), Edmonton (1959-66), Metropolitan, Toronto (1966-75) and Bloor Street, Toronto (1975-86). Cliff's great gift and passion was in conveying the message of the Gospel. This was manifested in radio programmes (Sunday School of the Air in North Battleford and The Good Ship Crusader in Hamilton) as well as two minute weekly spots on Station CFRB (1970-86) in Toronto; a festival of the arts, dayspring at Metropolitan United Church; a controversial sculpture of The Crucified Woman at Bloor Street Church (1979); articles in The United Church Observer (1960's-1990's) and monthly columns in The Toronto Star. Following his retirement in 1986, Cliff was a popular anniversary preacher and retreat leader across the country and a volunteer chaplain at Casey House Hospice for people with A.I.D.S. and Wellesley Hospital's H.I.V./A.I.D.S. wing. He taught at many of the United Church's theological colleges during his ministry and was the author of several books. Cliff travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; in China, East Germany and Russia and gained on-the-spot understanding of current social and political conditions which informed his preaching. Throughout Cliff's life, singing was an important expression of his faith and love of life and even in his last years when his memory failed him he continued to sing. For over forty years he cottaged on Little Boshkung Lake at Carnarvon in Haliburton, Ontario. For ten and a half years, following a stroke during surgery, Cliff was cared for in his own home. The family is grateful to the many, many Friends, Community Care East York, Bayview Community Hospice and Dr. Ian FERGUSON and Dr. Robert McKELLAR who supported them during this time and made it possible for Cliff to remain at home. A celebration of Cliff's life will be held at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. (corner of Bloor and Huron) on Saturday, March 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visiting will be on Friday, March 3 at Bloor Street United Church from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to The Clifford Elliott Spirit of Saskatchewan Ministry Trust Fund, c/o The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4. Go Forth Into The World With A Daring And A Tender Love, Go In Peace - The World Is Waiting. And Whatever You Do, Do It For Love, And In The Spirit Of Jesus - Who Is Your Christ!

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-15 published
GRIFFITHS, Joyce (FORESTER)
Peacefully at Elmwood Place Retirement Community on Sunday, February 12, 2006, Joyce (FORESTER) GRIFFITHS of London in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas GRIFFITHS. Dear mother of Norman GRIFFITHS of Saint Thomas and Judy JACOY and her husband Wayne of London. Dear sister-in-law of Patricia GRAHAM of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by her sisters Marion, Isabel and Kay and her brothers Stewart and Donald. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with interment of cremated remains in Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Community Living London, 190 Adelaide Street, South, London N5Z 3L1. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London in charge of arrangements 433-5184.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
CLAYTON, Lillian Ellis (née McGHEE)
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Monday, April 10, 2006, Lillian Ellis (McGHEE) CLAYTON, age 67, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of London. Beloved wife for almost 49 years of Ronald CLAYTON. Loved mother of Stephen CLAYTON and his fiancée Cathy GRIFFITHS of London. Dear sister of Walter and Gwen McGHEE of England. Remembered also by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her brothers William and Archie, parents Elizabeth (DONNELLY) and Walter McGHEE. Cremation. Visitation at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Wednesday, evening 7 to 9 p.m.; where the Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William WARD officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-20 published
GRIFFITHS, Helen Frances (née McCARTY)
Of Sarnia, passed away at the Marshall Gowland Manor on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the age of 87 years. Daughter of the late Don and Violet "Vi" McCARTY. Beloved wife of the late James GRIFFITHS (2001.) Dear mother of Lynn LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and companion Paul DICKINSON. Loving grandmother of Jason (Joan), Justin (Emily), Kenny (Kristen) and Tom Jr. Great-grandmother of Jacob and Cole. Sister of Kathleen KENNEDY, Donald McCARTY, Ann Marie McCARTY and the late Richard McCARTY. Sister-in-law of Bernice McCARTY. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Helen was a Registered Nurse with the Sarnia General Hospital prior to receiving her University Nursing Degree and continued her career teaching nursing at Lambton College until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the Emeritus Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and recipient of the Centennial Award for the Lambton County Chapter of the R.N.A.O. (1967). Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sarnia, Thursday 1: 00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service in the Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society. Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family at condolences@stewartfuneralhome.ca

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-21 published
McCARTHY, Hugh
At Extendicare-Haliburton on Sunday evening November 12, 2006 in his 89th year. Formerly a resident of Haliburton Lake, Ontario. He was a University of Western Ontario Police Officer and had retired on September 1st, 1983. Beloved husband of Shirley McCARTHY (née CHAMBERLAIN.) Loving father of Ruby Anne (David FEENEY) of Coburg, Sandra GRIFFITHS (Italo) of West Guilford and step-son Barry COOK of Haliburton Lake. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Mary, Tara, Angela, Alex, Tischa and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Leroy, Owen, Murray, Joseph, Howard, and his sister Leola. Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation and Memorial Services were conducted at the Haliburton Community Funeral Home. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Haliburton. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-26 published
BECKER, Helen Margaret (FITZGERALD)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2006, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of William August BECKER for 39 years. She will be remembered lovingly as a second mother to Bill's daughters Janet and her husband Raymond HAYNES of Etobicoke and Judith CLIFTON of Virginia. Loving grandmother of Brett Abernethy and Jonathan 'Will' CLIFTON. Dear aunt of Susan WHITNEY, Peter WHITNEY and Marnie GRIFFITHS. She will be remembered fondly by her extended family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, on Thursday, June 29, 2006 from 1 p.m. until the celebration of Helen's life in the chapel at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-17 published
GRIFFITHS, William F.
Died peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, July 14th at the age of 91. Bill was a caring and devoted husband of the late Madge GRIFFITHS (1915-2004) and loving father of Vicki and Debbie. He was also a proud grandfather of Rebecca, David, Jacqueline, Faith and Angela and dear brother of Kaye MILLER and the late Violet ROBINSON and Mayme THORSTEINSON. Bill was born January 5th, 1915 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan and lived for close to two years in Aber Frau, North Wales as a young child with his mother and sister, Violet. He began a lifelong career in the grocery business at the age of eight when he delivered groceries for the local food store in Saltcoats. He began working with Canada Safeway Limited at the age of 19 in Regina, Saskatchewan moving to various towns in the province until he became the youngest store manager in the company's history in Shonavan at the young age of 23. In 1940 he was transferred to Rosetown, Saskatchewan where he met his future wife, Madge MAYCOCK, the dietician at the local hospital. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941, served as a rear gunner on the 415 and 419 Squadrons and completed two tours over Europe earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross presented to him by the King of England in 1945. While overseas, he reunited with his love, Madge and they were married in Tourquay, England November 5th, 1945. Following the wedding, Bill was transferred to Germany where he was part of the Nazi war trials. Upon his return to Canada, he continued his working relationship with Canada Safeway in Vancouver in 1947 where he managed a store for six months and then moved into the office as a produce buyer. He subsequently moved to Saskatoon in 1948, and finally to Winnipeg in 1950 for the remainder of his working career. There he continued with Safeway until his retirement in 1980 having served over 40 years with the company and culminating in his final role as Chairman of the Board of Canada Safeway Limited. Bill was an extremely supportive and generous individual to many members of his family as well as Friends both in Canada and in Wales. A private family memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Reception to follow, from 3: 30 pm, at 41 Tofino Crescent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 3E8.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-23 published
GRAY/GREY, Elizabeth Jean
Betty GRAY/GREY died at the Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario on Thursday, September 15, 2006 after a brief illness. She was the eldest of three daughters of Ruth Denovan GRAY/GREY and Victor Evan GRAY/GREY, K.C., M.A., LL.B. of Toronto. Her sister Joan GRAY/GREY died in 2001 in Toronto and Ruth Gray SCHATZ lives with her husband Doctor Stanley SCHATZ in Oakville. Betty is survived by her nephew, Douglas Evan SCHATZ, his wife Meryl HALLS and their children in London, England; and by her three nieces, Deberah Jean GRIFFITHS, her husband Doctor Fred GRIFFITHS and their children in Ottawa; Doctor Jennifer Ruth SCHATZ, her husband Doctor Vernon STRINGER and their children in Ottawa; Julia Elizabeth SCHATZ, her husband John BARRACK and their children in Toronto. She was proud of her 10 grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Raised in Toronto, she graduated from Moulton College and Victoria College, University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Social-Work. In World War Two, Betty enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Womens' Division, becoming an officer in Operations at Patricia Bay Air Station on Vancouver Island, a base for coastal patrol aircraft and fighter squadrons particularly important in the defence of America after Pearl Harbour. Taking advantage of her benefits as a veteran, she went to the University of Chicago for her Masters degree in Psychiatric Social-Work. She joined the professional staff of Social Service, Neuro-psychiatric Division, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. In 1960 she moved to Kingston to be Director of Social Services at the Kingston General Hospital and held that position until her retirement in 1983. In her retirement, she took classes in English at Queen's University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 80. Betty had a life long interest in the arts. She was very active in the University Alumnae Dramatic Club, now the Alumnae Theatre, in Toronto, holding executive positions, joining in stage crews, and, especially, creating memorable period costumes for productions destined for Dominion Drama Festivals. She continued to share her expertise and enthusiasm with the Domino Theatre during her years in Kingston. With Frances HALPENNY of Toronto, her good friend from Alumnae Theatre days, Betty enjoyed many years attending performances at the Stratford and Shaw Festival Theatres. She was a constant patron of the Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Kingston Symphony and a member of the Kingston Opera Guild. She played the drums as a member of the LaSalle Adult Concert Band. She was a longtime active member of the Kingston Field Naturalists. Throughout her life she was blessed with a wonderful circle of dear Friends. Her family is sincerely grateful for their help and support in the last difficult months. Betty's Friends are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday, September 30th at 2: 00 p.m. at The Outdoor Centre at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area., located just north of Highway 401 and Division Street in Kingston. If desired, donations in memory of Elizabeth GRAY/GREY may be made to The Kingston General Hospital Foundation or The Kingston Field Naturalists.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-15 published
GRIFFITHS, Robert Wilford
(World War 2 Vet, Royal Canadian Air Force)
Peacefully in his sleep, on Monday, November 13, 2006, at Grove Park Home, Barrie, in his 89th year. Bob, Beloved husband of Myrtle. Loving father of John and his wife Brenda of Six Mile Lake, and David of Vancouver. He is survived by his brother Ken and his wife Barb of Sault Saint Marie. Predeceased by his brother Fred and his wife Faye. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, November 17th, 2006 at Fairlawn Heights United Church (28 Fairlawn Ave., 5 blocks north of Lawrence Ave.) at 1: 00 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 416-488-1101.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
Helen ALLEN, Journalist (1907-2006)
She laboured for decades to improve the lot of unwanted children, many of whom were better off because of her efforts, writes Sandra MARTIN. At the end of the Vietnam War she also helped rescue orphans in Saigon
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
The concept may seem bizarre today, but in its era, the Toronto newspaper column Today's Child was an innovative force intended to improve the lives of thousands of emotionally needy and often physically damaged children. In the early 1960s, back in the days when having a child "out of wedlock" was socially unacceptable and before reliable contraception or abortions were generally available, many young women gave their unplanned babies up for adoption. The ranks of healthy infants were swelled by older children who had been abandoned by parents unable or unwilling to raise their own offspring or who had been removed from dangerous situations. Many of these "hard-to-place" children trundled from one foster home to another or marked birthday after birthday in orphanages and other residential institutions.
Helen ALLEN, a journalist who became a crusader for adoption, believed that all children deserved parents and a home to call their own. For nearly 20 years, she devoted her energies to the task through her column Today's Child in The Telegram in Toronto and the long-running television program Family Finder. Although, nobody knows for certain how many of these adoptions were successful, there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that many, many children were happier and healthier because of Ms. ALLEN's actions.
"Some social workers were very reluctant at the thought of exposing children to the public in this way, because it was an invasion of privacy, but I was all for it," recalled Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, a former social worker and adoption supervisor who knew first-hand the dire circumstances of these children's lives. She and Ms. ALLEN became colleagues and good Friends, sharing the same dedication and sense of humour.
The late media mogul John BASSETT, who was the last publisher of The Telegram, considered Ms. ALLEN's long-running adoption column "her real life's work." Ms. ALLEN "has helped this country enormously by giving new hope and new opportunities to the nation's richest resource, our children," he wrote in a tribute to her in 1982, and "nothing has given me greater pride than being associated with her in this task."
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born near Saskatoon, the only child of a Presbyterian minister and a school teacher. The family eventually settled in Aurora, north of Toronto, as her father moved from one congregation to another. He died of meningitis when Helen was five and her mother worked as a supply teacher to support them both. Ms. ALLEN later described her childhood as happy, although she regretted that there was never enough money to buy her a bicycle. It was only much later that she looked back as an adult and realized that "it's too bad to be an only child, too bad not to have a Dad."
After graduating from high school in 1925, Ms. ALLEN moved to Toronto to do a four-year degree in modern languages (French and German) at University College at the University of Toronto. By then, her widowed mother had married a man named PALMER, so Ms. ALLEN boarded with a family named GRIFFITHS while she attended university, financed with $2000 from her mother's savings. That's how she met the GRIFFITHS' daughter, Phyllis, who became a classmate, then a journalism colleague and a dear friend and housemate until she died more than 50 years later in 1978.
At U of T, Ms. ALLEN joined the German club, which turned out to be a lively collection of people, including professors Geoffrey HOLT and Barker FAIRLEY, who got together on a weekly basis to sing German songs. An older cousin, who worked on the student newspaper, The Varsity, introduced Ms. ALLEN to the editor, a young man named Charles STACEY. (A year older, he was destined for a stellar career as a military historian and became very well known as a biographer of Prime Minister Mackenzie King.) "Somehow I found myself accepting an assignment to cover a freshie tea that first week. It showed up on the front page, without a word changed, and I was hooked," she presciently told Judith ADAM/ADAMS, the author of the 1982 Ontario government publication, Today's Child and Helen ALLEN.
After graduating in 1929, Ms. ALLEN went to work as a reporter for The Telegram, a newspaper founded in 1876 by John Ross ROBERTSON as a vehicle to promote British and Imperial sentiments. For the next three decades, Ms. ALLEN did general assignment reporting, reviewed movies, covered political events and criminal trials, and edited the women's pages. In covering the 1939 Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth she wrote: "Everyone who has seen her is talking about the Queen. The Queen's smile. The Queen's charm. The Queen's beauty. The Queen's lovely gowns."
What made her name, however, was an assignment that she took on reluctantly in 1964 to write an adoption column for the paper. Instead of being the brainchild of one person, the idea came about as a confluence of incidents, experience and inspiration dating back to the early 1960s when The Telegram ran a front-page story about a young boy being publicly beaten by his father on a downtown street corner. Publisher John BASSETT assigned reporter Andrew MacFARLANE to investigate and write an article on child abuse.
Mr. MacFARLANE contacted the office of Doctor James BAND, the deputy minister of welfare in Ontario, who supplied huge amounts of information on child protection services and took Mr. MacFARLANE to visit an orphanage which housed dozens of children three years of age and under. Mr. MacFARLANE quickly realized that many of these children had short attention spans, played aggressively, and, despite being "cuddled" by volunteers, appeared lacking in warmth and curiosity. Both men believed these children needed families and permanent homes, if they were to have any chance of growing up emotionally healthy.
In 1964, Doctor BAND sought out Mr. MacFARLANE, who by then was The Telegram's managing editor, and suggested he run an "advertising" feature to make the public aware of the plight of these forgotten children. Both Mr. MacFARLANE and Mr. BASSETT took up the idea enthusiastically and assigned the column to Ms. ALLEN, telling her to contact the more than 50 regional Children's Aid Societies that operated in Ontario under the Child Welfare Act, find some children who were waiting for families, and run their pictures and write about them in the paper. The plan was to run Today's Child for a few weeks and check the response.
Children's Aid Societies, which are protective by definition, were largely horrified at the idea of parading children, along with their physical and emotional problems, in a public newspaper. To them, the column reeked of "freak shows" at carnivals. Only three were willing to participate -- Hamilton, Kenora and Toronto. Although disappointing, the response was strong enough to give Ms. ALLEN enough children to produce a daily column for three weeks.
The first child was a 15-month-old girl of mixed race named Hope, a difficult placement in those homogeneous days before the immigration rules relaxed and Canada had an official multiculturalism policy. Nevertheless, 40 prospective adoptive parents wrote in response to the story about Hope. Their letters were passed along to the Children's Aid Society for screening, assessing and processing. "I wrote abut 23 children in those first Today's Child columns that summer," Ms. ALLEN recalled years later, "and when the results were finally assessed, 18 of those youngsters found homes."
After three years of daily columns, Today's Child expanded to other daily and weekly papers throughout Ontario. The following year, Ms. ALLEN proposed doing a television version of the column based on the daily Ben Hunter Program in California, which delivered commercials for a variety of products, saving one day a week for children wanting to be adopted. Armed with a tape of the American show, Ms. ALLEN and Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, then Ontario Adoption Co-ordinator, approached CFTO, the Toronto television station that was part-owned by Mr. BASSETT. "It took them all of 15 minutes to make up their minds," Ms. ALLEN reported later. Family Finder, which ran commercial-free, debuted in the fall of 1968 and for years was the longest-running program on the channel.
When The Telegram folded in 1971, the Ontario government hired Ms. ALLEN as an information officer in the Ministry of Community and Social Services. She continued to write the column three times a week (which was syndicated by the government to more than 20 daily newspapers including The Toronto Star), do the television program and speak about adoption to community and service groups.
In the early 1970s, television and newspaper reporting from Vietnam publicized the plight of many of the children who had become victims of the continuing conflict. The orphanages in Saigon were overflowing with abandoned or parentless children. Social changes, including a declining birth rate, had put an end to the baby surplus of a decade before. That fact, plus the human desire to help needy children, had lots of North Americans flying to Vietnam and trying to pick up babies in exchange for cash or services.
The local adoption agencies were floundering, so the Ontario Ministry of Social and Community Services sent Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Ms. ALLEN to Saigon to work with the Vietnamese. As the Viet Cong advanced and the Americans pulled out, the two women rescued close to 60 children, brought them to Canada and found homes for them. "The deputy minister told me, 'if we are going to do this, we will give it the same service we give our own children,' Ms. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH said.
Ms. ALLEN received many honours, including being named to the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from York University and the Award of Merit from the City of Toronto. In the late 1970s, she was at an Order of Canada reception when she encountered fellow laureate and University of Toronto military historian Charles STACEY. " When I was at college, I dated Charles, who was then editor of the Varsity. He was in fourth year and I was in second," she told Ms. ADAM/ADAMS. "He went off to Oxford and then Princeton; I went on to the Tely as a reporter."
Ms. ALLEN and Colonel STACEY, a widower, renewed their Friendship and their affection for each other and were married in a small wedding at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Toronto on October 3, 1980. The bride was 73, and the groom 74. A little more than a year later, she officially retired from Today's Child (Judith ADAM/ADAMS took over the column for another seven years) and Family Finder, but continued to spend two days a week answering mail and writing Adoption Bulletins while her husband wrote his books.
The STACEYs were a very companionable couple. They loved to entertain at small dinner parties at Massey College, to read Jane Austen novels aloud to each other and to travel. Col. STACEY died suddenly of a heart attack in November of 1989, after nearly a decade of marriage. She continued to live in their Rosedale apartment until she suffered a heart attack and a fall late in 2002, and moved into the Leaside Retirement Residence.
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan., on August 16, 1907. She died in Toronto of congestive heart failure on November 9. She was 99. Predeceased by her husband Charles STACEY and by her dear friend Phyllis GRIFFITHS, she is survived by her god-daughter Nadine BELL and her family.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-24 published
HALL, Mildred Isabel (née MacLENNAN)
It is with sadness, but also great joy, for a life well-lived, that the family of Millie HALL announce her death on Tuesday November 21, 2006. In her 93rd year, Millie passed away peacefully during an afternoon nap at Southbrook Retirement Communities in Brampton, Ontario. Loved mother of Alex, Helen and husband Jim GRIFFITHS, Jane and husband Barry BOUSFIELD. Devoted grandmother to Kate, Leigh and husband Andrew CARTER, Alexandra, Christine, Rebecca, Graham and Evan. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Doctor Malcolm HALL in 1970. Millie will also be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Born in Westmount, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Millie was a graduate of Mount Allison University, where she claims she majored in Basketball. Following teaching elementary school in Westmount she moved to Toronto to enter nursing, graduating from the Toronto General Hospital in 1938. It was as a surgery nurse at Toronto General Hospital that she fell in love with and married Malcolm (Mac). She moved to Brampton as a bride in 1940 and devoted herself to the community and her family. With a passion for life and service to others she was honoured with service awards for her many volunteer leadership positions at: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Brampton Golf Club, Curling Club, Figure Skating Club, Literary and Travel Club, Young Men's Christian Association / Young Women's Christian Association, Children's Aid, Canadian Red Cross, Peel Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Peel Heritage Complex. Guided by her MacLennan clan motto, Dum Spiro Spero 'While I Breathe, I Hope.' Millie, a true optimist, lived life to the fullest and carried herself with beauty and grace. She loved to entertain and was famous for her duck dinners and lemon pies. She was always happiest when surrounded by family and Friends, old and new. All of us will remember her life filled with unconditional love, great faith and most of all her secret to longevity…laughter and chocolate. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Southbrook Retirement Communities and The Alzheimer Society of Peel, Brampton Day Centre for their outstanding loving care. Visitation will be held at Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South, Brampton on Sunday from 2-4. A celebration of Millie's life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 44 Church Street East, Brampton on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to be made in Millie's name to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Brampton; The Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga, L5G 3N6.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
GRIFFITHS, Glyn Herbert
Passed away in Collingwood on Thursday, January 26, 2006. Visitation will be held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood (705-445-4700) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation or the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Equipment Fund.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-12 published
WALTERS, Marion Gertrude (née GRIFFITHS)
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Friday, February 10, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold WALTERS. Loving mother of Rod (Colette) of Winnipeg and Judy (Bill BIGELOW) of Thornhill. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer ARMSTRONG (David,) Kristopher WALTERS and Glenn and Valerie BIGELOW. Dear sister of Shirley RILEY and Phyllis COLENUTT. Sadly missed by many nieces, nehews, dear friend Eileen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Bailey, and lifelong family friend John SUTAI. Special thanks to Peel Senior Link and to the doctors, nurses and staff of Peel Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care and support throughout the years. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N., "Brampton Chapel" 905-451-1100 on Monday, February 13, 2006 from 10: 30-11:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. In memory of Marion, donations, if desired, may be made to the Canadian Cancer or to the charity of your choice. Sign an online book of condolencess at www.scott-brampton.ca

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
BOWERMAN, Millicent (née HATTON)
Passed away peacefully, at the age of 87, with her family by her side, at Saint_Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton. She was the loving wife of George (predeceased 2004). Loving and caring mother of Brian (wife Jennifer) of Ancaster, and Barry (wife Susan) of Sudbury. Beloved sister of Louisa REEVES, Joan GRIFFITHS and George HATTON (all predeceased.) Her compassion, wit and quiet determination will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Hilary and Nigel (Ancaster), Kimberley and Caitie (Sudbury). Grateful acknowledgement to Doctors AHMED and THORNER for their compassionate medical care administered over the years. Sincere thanks to the Emergency Room, Critical Care Unit and C.T.U. staff at Saint_Joseph's Medical Centre (Hamilton) for their efficiency and compassion during her stay. Grateful acknowledgement to the Meadowlands Retirement Residence (Ancaster) for making Millie feel so welcome and providing her with an enjoyable friendly living environment for eight months. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga on Wednesday March 22, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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GRIFFITHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
O'BRIEN, Martha Joan
Peacefully on Thursday, April 13th, 2006 at Grand River Regional Hospital, Kitchener. Dearly loved daughter of Terence and Kathleen O'BRIEN. Beloved wife of Martin GRIFFITHS. Dear sister of Mary Jo, Colleen, Kathleen, Kelly, Mark and Michael. Martha will be dearly missed by many relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Monday, April 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memeorial Mass will be held at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke. Time to be announced.

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