HALAREWICZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
HALAREWICZ, Wiktor
(World War 2 Veteran, British Army)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, with his family by his side, on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in his 92nd year. Dearly loved husband of Jene HALAREWICZ of Keswick. Loving father of Josef HALAREWICZ, Joanne MICHAUD and Krysti (Brett SIMPSON.) Cherished grandfather of Krystal, Justin, Jacquie and Ray. Wiktor will be missed by many Friends and relatives. A private family service was held followed by cremation. A memorial service celebrating his life with all of the people he loved and touched will be held at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall (Old Homestead Rd. and Varney Rd.) Keswick on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick 1-888-884-4486.

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HALAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-13 published
DACIUK, Walter
Peacefully, on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, in his 85th year. Beloved husband to Sophie (née STORRISON) for 53 years. Devoted father of Timothy and his wife Joanne, and Dawna and her husband Peter (HALAT.) Loving " Gigi" of Laryssa, Matthew and Daniel. Dear brother of Ed and his wife Vera. Retired from Revenue Canada in 1989 after 31 years of service. Pioneer member of Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Holy Eucharist Council No. 7742. Walter will be fondly remembered by his many Friends and relatives. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley), on Sunday, January 15th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with an Evening Prayer Service being held at 7: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 515 Broadview Avenue, on Monday, January 16th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Church Renovation Fund.

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HALBERSTADT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-16 published
HALBERSTADT, Stacey Gail
On Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Toronto General Hospital. Stacey HALBERSTADT, beloved daughter of Jack and the late Joan HALBERSTADT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Michael and Lyssa. Devoted Aunt of Aaron, and Jessica. A special thanks to Aunt Rita and Joyce ZWEIG for their love and care. She will be sadly missed by her family and Friends. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 12: 30 p.m. Interment Temple Har Zion section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 7 Barrister's Court, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the LAM Canada Fund c/o Tides Canada Foundation 680-220 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M9, 1-866-843-3722 extension 246.

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HALBERT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-30 published
HALBERT, Frederick Regimond
Passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital, Saturday, May 27, 2006. Frederick Regimond HALBERT of Listowel, formerly of Markdale, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Almeda (LEE.) Sadly missed by sisters Ethna and her husband Nelson HILL of Shelburne, Joyce and her husband John NICKERSON of Sudbury, and brother Hillis and his wife Korleen of Markdale. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday, June 1st at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment of cremated remains in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, Markdale would be appreciated.

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HALBOT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
HALBOT, Vern
In loving memory of a dear son, brother and uncle, Vern, who passed away March 3, 1996.
Resting where no shadows fall,
In peaceful sleep, he waits us all,
God will link the broken chain,
When one by one we meet again.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his mother Bertha, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

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HALCROW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-03 published
HALCROW, Bev
In loving memory of a special husband, father and grandpa, Bev "Crow", who left us suddenly, five years ago, November 3rd, 2001.
You are not just a memory
Or part of the past
You are ours to remember
As long as life lasts.
There are no tomorrow's
For us to share
But yesterday's memories
Will always be there.
Maybe we can not hear your voice
Or feel your warm embrace
But something we will always have
Tucked safely in our hearts
Our love for you, your love for us
Will never let us part.
- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by your wife, Lena and family.
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HALDENBY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
PERCY, Myrtle
Of Lucknow at Wingham Hospital on March 23, 2006, age 88. Beloved wife of Cornelius ZONDERVAN of Tiverton and the late Alex PERCY. Dear mother of Erlma HALDENBY of Lucknow, Marion JANSEN of Cochrane, Sandra MUNRO of Winnipeg and Wayne PERCY of Edmonton. Also survived by 14 grand, 23 great, 3 great-great-grandchildren and several Zondervan relatives. Predeceased by son Eric, son-in-law Glen HALDENBY, granddaughter Theresa, great-granddaughter Heidi, great-great-grand_son Ryder and 5 siblings. Visitation at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, (519-528-3432) Lucknow Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel Monday March 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. Spring interment Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow. Donations to Kinlough Presbyterian Church or Charity of Choice appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HALDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-20 published
George MARA, Hockey Player And Executive: (1921-2006)
Well-born amateur player who became the captain and key to Canada's gold-medal success at the 1948 Olympics later ran the Toronto Maple Leafs
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Victoria -- In 1947, the Cold War was chilling Europe. The Royal Canadian Air Force desperately sought recruits. They needed skaters, not pilots. The Olympic hockey tournament was just weeks away. Canadian officials had balked at sending a team, a decision that outraged senior Royal Canadian Air Force medical officer Sandy Watson. He persuaded the officials and his superiors to allow him to recruit a team from scratch.
The Royal Canadian Air Force Flyers, as they were dubbed, were whipped in their first exhibition game by a lightly regarded varsity team. The air force feared being humiliated on the world stage. The call went out for reinforcements, and George MARA was asked to sign up.
Mr. MARA, who had just turned 26, was a Toronto businessman and a navy veteran. He moonlighted as a forward for the Barker's Biscuits team in an amateur league in Toronto. A hard-skating player known for shifty stickhandling, he had a touch with the puck.
Mr. MARA answered his country's call. In doing so, he would add to hockey lore.
George Edward MARA was the namesake son of a well-known Toronto sportsman. The elder Mr. MARA had been a star inside wing with the Argonauts football team until a broken ankle ended his playing days. He then became a shareholder in the Ontario Jockey Club, and he belonged to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. His brothers were Bay Street stockbrokers. At one time, the family's liquor import business boasted the largest wine cellar in the Dominion, occupying almost an entire city block in downtown Toronto.
George Jr. grew up in privilege with a Cadillac in the garage and his own private rink in the backyard of the family home. He first won notice as a hockey player at Upper Canada College, where he was coached by retired Leafs star Gentleman Joe PRIMEAU. Mr. MARA led the prep-school circuit in 1939-40, recording 16 goals and five assists in six games. He scored two goals, including the winner, in a 6-1 victory over Saint Michael's to give his private school an undefeated season and its first hockey championship in more than 20 years.
He graduated to the Toronto Marlboros, where his skills attracted the attention of National Hockey League teams. The Detroit Red Wings' Jack Adams, who had him on the club's negotiating list, thought the prospect could find a starting role with the club in 1942. Instead, Mr. MARA joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.
He skated for a stellar navy team in the senior Ontario Hockey Association, served aboard a corvette and two minesweepers, and saw sea duty on the Newfoundland-Ireland run. He was promoted to lieutenant.
After the war, Mr. MARA attended the training camp of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Owen Sound, Ontario He turned down an offer to play for a minor-league team in the Leafs' system. He wound up, instead, on the roster of the Ontario Hockey Association's Toronto Staffords while tending to the family business, which had suffered with the death of his father on Christmas Day, 1942.
In January of 1946, the New York Rangers announced he had signed a contract. He was to play a game with the minor-league New York Rovers before joining the parent club. Mr. MARA suited up as a spare for a Rovers game against the Boston Olympics, but he never did join the Rangers, or play an National Hockey League game.
By the time the desperate Royal Canadian Air Force Flyers came looking for help, Mr. MARA was playing on the Barker's Biscuits team of the Toronto Hockey League. His recruitment happened after a chance meeting at Maple Leaf Gardens with prominent hockey official W.A. HEWITT, the father of hockey broadcaster Foster HEWITT. When Mr. MARA returned to his office, he found a message saying that Mr. HEWITT had called with an invitation to join the Olympic team. Mr. MARA balked, suggesting they try teammate Wally HALDER, a sales director for a chocolatier with whom he had also played in the navy during the war.
"I put the phone down and realized I was missing an exciting opportunity," he once told National Hockey League writer Mike Wyman. "So I called HEWITT back and said that I'd managed to make myself available."
When the Flyers goalie failed the physical, Mr. MARA suggested the Barker's goalie, Murray DOWEY, who would need a leave of absence from the Toronto Transit Commission.
The trio, with Mr. MARA as team captain, would be vital to a Canadian triumph.
The Olympic tournament, the first since the end of the Second World War, took place at a time when Europe was still suffering from the deprivations of war. The Canadian players were advised to pack their own bars of soap, as the item was still being rationed overseas.
The games were played on an outdoor rink in the winter playground of St. Moritz, Switzerland. The ice used for the skating surface, which was open to rain and snow, was poor. The rink had boards so low a skater could step over them as easily as climbing a sidewalk.
The Canadians struggled to adopt to rules forbidding hip checks, hitting near the boards, and playing the puck with a knee on the ice. As well, a player leaving the penalty box was expected to skate to his own blueline before returning to the play.
"They're not used to bodychecking there," Mr. MARA said on his return, "but how they hook and slash! We used to sizzle. Every game we played, we were determined not to get mad. Ten minutes after we'd start, we'd be boiling."
In one game, the incensed centre bowled over two opponents before poking another in the nose with his fist. A female fan tossed sand in his face and he was temporarily blinded. A teammate got hit by a snowball as he rushed the puck.
The Flyers cruised through most of the tournament, recording a 15-0 win over Poland before steamrolling over Italy 21-1. The team had six wins and a 0-0 tie with Czechoslovakia before meeting the Swiss in the gold-medal game before a partisan crowd. Canada won 3-0, as Mr. DOWEY recorded his fifth shutout in the tournament. The top scorers were Mr. HALDER (29 points) and Mr. MARA (17 goals and nine assists).
The trio rejoined the Barker's Biscuits team, but one can image that industrial-league hockey was less attractive after the excitement of the Olympics. Mr. MARA accepted the entreaties of Montreal Canadiens general manager Frank Selke. The centre was to play for the Montreal Royals before moving up to the parent Canadiens. He had collected eight points in seven games when an injury ended his season, as well as his playing career.
Stafford SMYTHE, the son of Conn SMYTHE, the owner of the Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Gardens, invited Mr. MARA to join a committee to operate the hockey club and its namesake building in 1957. In 1961, Conn SMYTHE sold control of the team and eight years later, after a power struggle, Mr. MARA found himself elected president. He held the post for a year before resigning.
During his tenure in Leafs management, Mr. MARA was known to skate with the team at practice. He was also involved in one of the more famous incidents in club history. During the 1964 Stanley Cup finals, defenceman Bobby Baun suffered a broken leg. In the dressing room, Mr. MARA and coach Punch IMLACH got into an argument about whether he could return to play. Mr. MARA counselled caution for an athlete whose livelihood depended on his good health, while the coach profanely made the opposite case. As it turned out, Mr. Baun skated on the broken leg, scoring the winning goal in overtime of Game 6. The Leafs completed their comeback with a victory over Detroit two nights later to claim their third consecutive Stanley Cup.
Mr. MARA was long associated with the family firms and other industrial concerns, including the William Mara Company, founded in 1871, importers of wines and spirits, including such brands as Teacher's, Beefeater, and Hennessy, and Jannock Ltd., a diversified Toronto manufacturing company with operations in the sugar, brick, tubular steel and electrical products businesses. He also served on the boards of many charities.
Perhaps his greatest contribution to the nation's sporting history came not on the ice but in the boardroom. Mr. MARA was one of the founders and inaugural chairman of the Olympic Trust of Canada, launched in 1970 as the fundraising arm of the former Canadian Olympic Association (now Canadian Olympic Committee).
Mr. MARA was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1976 for his tireless work in raising funds to support Canadian Olympians competing at the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Olympics. He was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1989 as both an athlete and a builder, while Canada's Sports Hall of Fame enshrined him in 1993.
The Hockey Hall of Fame has in its collection Mr. MARA's captain's sweater from the Royal Canadian Air Force Flyers. So far, however, it has not seen fit to include him among the inductees.
George MARA was born on December 12, 1921, in Toronto. He died on August 30, 2006, while undergoing heart surgery. He was 84. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret RODDICK, whom he married in 1947. He leaves a son and a daughter.

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HALDEREN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
ROSE, Lynda May
Lynda ROSE died at home on December 7, 2006, at the age of sixty-two. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Greg SASS; her daughters - Wendi WILHELM, Deb McCANN, and Jenn WILHELM and their partners her grandchildren Jenny, Phillipe, Angelo, Shelyn, Jacquie, and Jesse; as well as her sisters, June ROSE and Heather ROSE and their husbands. Lynda's strength, wisdom and positive thinking inspired all who knew her. Her deep caring and compassion for family, Friends, foster children, clients, colleagues, the community and all living things touched many hearts. A part of her is alive in each of these hearts she so lovingly affected. We were transformed as we grew knowing her. The family would like to especially thank Elizabeth SALM, Cindy VAN HALDEREN of Toronto Community Care Access Centre, and Doctors ARVANITIS and CELLARIUS of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care for providing excellent hospice care to Lynda. You and we made her comfortable and helped her to live fully to the end. Lynda died as she had lived - unflinching, calm, full of grace, always true to her values, and still concerned for the well-being of those whom she loved. Lynda's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday, December 10th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Saint_John's Anglican Church, 80 Main Street, St. Catharines, on Monday, December 11th at 1 p.m. A memorial service will take place in Toronto at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street. Box 13, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3L9. Online Tribute: www.dartefuneralhome.com

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HALE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
EBY, Herbert Clifton
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to so many during this sad time. As we come to terms with the loss of our beloved husband, father and grandpa, we are grateful for the love and support shown to us. Thank you to Dr. Harvey WINFIELD and the staff at Centre Grey Hospital for their care and compassion, to Mary Hale and Joan Laskovich, who are always there when we need them. Thank you to Rob FAWCETT and his staff for their gentle guidance and to Evelyn DARGAVEL, Kenton HUDSON; Reverend Charles JACKSON, Burt HALE, Barbara SHIER for their gift of music at the service and to the Pallbearers, Honourary Palbearers and Flowerbearers, we say thank you. Special thanks to Burt HALE for the wonderful eulogy. To Dr. David GLADWELL who officiated at the service, we are most grateful. Thank you to the Osprey Museum Committee and Friends in the community for providing the excellent lunch. For floral tributes, food provided, cards and messages of condolence we are sincerely grateful. Herb loved his family, Friends, church and community in his gentle way. We thank you for that love in return.
-Madge, Steve, John, Sally and Kevin.
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HALE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
EBY, Herbert Clifton
Herbert Clifton EBY of Feversham passed away in Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre on January 7, 2006 in his 90th year.
Herb was born in Elsinor, Ontario on August 8, 1916, the son of the late Gideon and Georgina EBY. In 1926 the EBY's left the farm at Elsinor and moved to Feversham and purchased what was to become known as "Eby's Store".
Herb aftended public and continuation school in Feversham and in 1936 he married Madge DAVIDSON. The young couple resided in the apartment above the family store and Herb worked for his father. In 1937 their son Stephen was born and shortly thereafter, Herb, Madge and baby moved to Barrie where he worked at a hardware store and drove a taxi.
In 1946 they returned to Feversham to take over the general store as the elder EBY's moved to Walters Falls. In 1950 their daughter, Sally May, was born. Herb purchased an insurance business from Norman HARRIS and for the next 15 years he and Madge operated the store and the insurance business.
Herb was an active member of many community organizations and as many of his generation was involved in getting what is now known as the "old community centre" established. He enjoyed many years in the bowling league there. The church was an important part of the EBY's life and for 40 years Herb was an Elder at Burns' Presbyterian Church in Feversham.
1986 was a landmark year for the EBY's as they celebrated 40 years of operating the store, their 50th wedding anniversary and made the decision to sell the store and retire to the home they purchased in the village.
Left to mourn his passing are Madge, his wife of 69 years, son Steve, daughter Sally, son-in-law John HOOD, grand_son Kevin HOOD, sisters Marguerite FORSYTH and Marion DOBIE as well as many nieces, nephews and Friends.
A funeral service was held in Burns Church on January 10, 2006 with Dr. David GLADWELL officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin HOOD, Todd ARMSTRONG, Scott ARDIEL, Bill BRISTOW, Wayne DAVIDSON, Lonnie HUDSON. Honourary pallbearers were Elmer MULLIN, Bruce DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Lloyd HUDSON, Burt HALE and Murray LASHOVICH.
Flowerbearers were Reta PHILLIPS, Bonnie DAVIDSON, Carol WAGSTAFF, Mary Lynn McCAULEY, Pamela BRISTOW, Cindi ALLEN, April HUBBARD, Lois PLUMMER and Jane ARDIEL. An excellent eulogy was provided by Burt HALE and a reading by John HOOD. Evelyn DARGAVEL and Kenton HUDSON shared their gift of music and Burt HALE, Rev. Charles JACKSON, Barbara SHIER and Kenton HUDSON sang "Because He Lives". Following the service a large crowd enjoyed the wonderful lunch organized by the Osprey Museum Committee assisted by Friends in the community.
Herb will be remembered for his quiet, gentle manner and he will be missed walking the streets of Feversham with his wee dog Lori.
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HALE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-17 published
BUTLER, Gwendolyn
With her family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Friday, July 14, 2006. Gwen BUTLER of Owen Sound in her 80th year. Dearly loved mother of Robin and his spouse Beata BALKOWSKI and Brenda BUTLER and her spouse Edwin HALE of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by two grandchildren Jazzmine and Sarah. Also survived by three sisters Maxine, Erna and her husband Edward KLOPF and Lillian and a brother Walter BATHKE and his wife Aggie all of Michigan. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Saturday, July 22, 2006 from 9 o'clock until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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HALE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-28 published
MacDONALD, Gladys Evelyn (née METCALF
Of Chesley, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, October 26, 2006 in her 68th year. Beloved mother of Lorraine and her husband Tom BLACK of Chesley. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Courtney and Christian. Cherished sister of Don METCALF and his wife Linda of Hanover and aunt of Paul and Chris (Gerry) METCALF. Predeceased by her husband Walter, companion Bernie HALE and her parents, Harry and Stella (ACTON) METCALF. Friends may call at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday, October 30, 3006 from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 3 p.m. Rev. Anne MILLS officiating. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
MILLSON, Charles Glenn
At his home on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Charles Glenn MILLSON of Woodstock in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Maida Madeline MILLSON (née BENJAMIN.) Dear brother of Noreen HALE, Violet CLARK, Shirley (Fred) DAWDRY and Jean MILLSON. Loved uncle of several nieces, nephews and brother-in-law of several brothers and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Mary MILLSON and brothers George, Kenneth and Gord MILLSON. A graveside service will be held in the Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll. Contributions to the Lung Association, Oxford County would be appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock, 539-0004. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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HALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
DAWDRY, Shirley C. (née MILLSON)
In her 79th year, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll with her beloved husband Fred for 59 years and son Rick at her side. Grandmother of Stacy DAWDRY of London and Tara (Massimo) IACURTI of Paris. Adoring great grandmother of Emma and Elyse IACURTI, Mother-in-law of Cheryle. She will be missed by sisters Violet CLARK of Nova Scotia, Noreen HALE of Woodstock and Jean MILLSON of Woodstock. She will also be missed by many in-laws on the DAWDRY side of the family and countless nieces and nephews from both families. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary MILLSON and four brothers Ken, Gord, George and Glenn. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where complete service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Jim CARR officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre Cancer Clinic, Alexandra Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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HALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
HALE, Violet B. (formerly MURDOCH, née YOUNG)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Violet B. HALE (née YOUNG) of London formerly of Montreal in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank HALE. Dear mother of Bill and Betty MURDOCH of Kingston and Stewart MURDOCH of London. Loving grandmother of Ron, Sharon and Neil and great-grandmother of Caroline, Ryan, Jamie, Sydney, and David. Predeceased by her 4 sisters Frances, Pat, Blod and Gladys, 1 brother George and by her daughter-in-law Paula MURDOCH. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Staff of 5A East at Parkwood Hospital. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Reverend Canon Sharon E. MURDOCH, officiating. Cremation at Woodland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Parkwood Hospital), 268 Grosvenor Street, London, N6A 4V2. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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HALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
HALE, Marjorie (née INGRAM)
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 1, 2006. Marjorie HALE of Saint Thomas and formerly of R.R.#2, Aylmer in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack HALE (2005.) Dear mother of Barbara COOKSON and husband Kelly of Port Stanley and John HALE and wife June of Coldstream, Ontario. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Hale THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and husband Robert, Jonathan HALE and wife Nadine HODDER, Adam STAFFORD and wife Tania, Jordan STAFFORD, Michael and Krista HARRISON. Great-grandmother of Sydney THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Also survived by brothers Cecil INGRAM and wife Pat and Gerald INGRAM and wife Edna, sisters Patricia FERRIS, Audrey OZARKO, Pauline GOLIBSKI and husband Ed and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Herbert, Foley and Alex INGRAM, sisters Connie HATCH and Vera HATCH and a foster-son Ronald HARRISON. Born in Malahide Township on February 21, 1920 daughter of the late Charles and Maude (JONES) WINNINGTON- INGRAM. Marjorie was a member of Malahide United Church, the United Church Women and member of the Avalon Rebecca Lodge for over 50 years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Christmas Care would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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HALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
GERTH, Johan Willem
Former Director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board January 12, 1955-December 22, 2006 When Bill GERTH walked into a room, people noticed him. It may have been his height, but most likely it was his energy and kindness. Bill had a great love for life. He filled his days with woodworking, running, dancing, listening to music and of course, spending time with his family and Friends at his favourite place, our cottage at Miller Lake. Bill, loving husband, best friend and partner for life to Vicki (HALE,) number one dad to Kristyn and Sjaan, passed away surrounded by family and Friends, on Friday, December 22nd, 2006, as a result of a car accident. Bill will be deeply missed by his parents, Mary and John GERTH of London, Ontario, his siblings José (Bill), Henry (Jocelyn), Anna (Jim), Mary-Linda (Craig) and their families, and many Friends and loved ones. There will be a gathering to celebrate his life on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. which will be held at First St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue, London. The celebration will be preceded by visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. We offer our sincerest thanks to all our family and Friends for the love and support they have provided. Thank you to all those who helped Bill at the scene of the accident and to Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto for their wonderful care.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-04 published
HALE, Violet B. (MURDOCH, née YOUNG)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday March 1, 2006, Violet B. HALE (née YOUNG) of London formerly of Montreal in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank HALE. Dear mother of Bill and Betty MURDOCH of Kingston and Stewart MURDOCH of London. Loving grandmother of Ron, Sharon and Neil and great-grandmother of Caroline, Ryan, Jamie, Sydney, and David. Predeceased by her 4 sisters Frances, Pat, Blod and Gladys, 1 brother George and by her daughter-in-law Paula MURDOCH. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff of 5A East, at Parkwood Hospital. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday from 12 pm to 2 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186) where the funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Reverend Canon Sharon E. MURDOCH, officiating. Cremation at Woodland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Parkwood Hospital) 268 Grosvenor Street, London N6A 4V2. On Line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-03 published
LAING, Esther F. " Betty" (née HALE)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Santa Barbara, on March 31, 2006. Beloved wife of the late John A. LAING. Lovingly remembered by sons and daughters-in-law Warren and Mary Lee, Jim and Pam; and by grandchildren Tamsin, Charles (Catherine), Beverley (James) and Carolyn (Jamie). The family will be celebrating her life together privately. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-04 published
MATHEWS, Donald S.
Peacefully at University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta on March 30, 2006 in his eighty-first year. Beloved husband of Ruth VAN HORN, beloved father of Virginia McCARTNEY (Barry) of Calgary, Alberta, Ralph (Jane) of Kenora, Ontario, Robert (Morgane) of Boston Massachusetts, Bruce (Nancy) of Edmonton, Alberta and proud grandfather of ten. Survived by sisters Carman LAURIE of Hemmingford, Québec, Wendy HALE of Ottawa, Ontario and Sister Bliss of Phoenix, Arizona, sisters-in-law Dorothy VAN HORN of Ottawa, Ontario and Aleda VAN HORN of Venise-en-Quebec, and brother-in-law Norman DERRICK of Paris, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinsons Society or M.S.F. (Doctors Without Borders) or your favourite charity is always appreciated. A summer memorial service is planned in the East. Connelly-McKinley Ltd., 10011-114th St. (780) 422-2222, to send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
HALE, Thomas Reid
Peacefully on Friday May 26th, 2006 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Norma Lou DUNWOODY. Dear father of Joanne (Greg GOGAN) Ronald (Kim JEANS) Janet (John ROCHON) and Michael (Donna WILEY.) Loving grandfather to Melanie, Kaeli, Michael, Patrick, Ryan, Daniel, Christopher, Avery, Trisha, and Jonathan. son of the late Doctor George McAdie HALE and May REID. Brother to George K. HALE. Pilot in Royal Canadian Air Force 1943-45. Graduate of McGill University in Medicine in 1949. On staff Cardiology at The Montreal General Hospital. Associate professor McGill University 1954-1980. More recently on staff at the Toronto General Hospital. Retired Vice President and Medical Director of the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. A keen sportsman, He was inducted into the McGill University Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998. A long time member and past president of the country club of Montreal, and in recent years a member of the York Downs Golf and Country Club in Markham, Ontario. A memorial service will be held on Monday May 29th, 2006 at Central United Church at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at the York Downs Golf and Country Club 4134 16th Avenue, Unionville, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, a donation to the Central United Church Pastoral Care Fund, 131 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario L3R 2G3.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
Taps for Alfred
A beloved old soldier dies, leaving mysteries about his past unsolved, Peter CHENEY writes
By Peter CHENEY, Page M3
To some, Alfred FINLEY was a tragic icon of the Second World War, a man who had risked his life for his country only to end his days in grinding poverty, living in a Toronto garage with no running water.
Central Casting could not have found a more poignantly photogenic symbol of war than Mr. FINLEY, with his dignified face and rheumy blue eyes -- when Remembrance Day rolled around, he was photographed and filmed again and again in his Black Watch uniform, tears running down his cheeks as he recalled past battles and fallen Friends.
But to others, he was a fraud, with a military history that didn't add up and a uniform that looked like it had been pieced together as a costume by a man who wanted the limelight.
After The Globe and Mail featured him in a story two years ago, recounting an amazing military history including battles at Anzio and Tobruk and wading ashore on D-Day, veterans suggested that Mr. FINLEY was not all that he claimed to be -- the Black Watch regiment, they pointed out, didn't participate in many of the battles that Mr. FINLEY recounted. Others said his medals and insignia were not consistent. A Black Watch Association member said he could not have done all the things he said he did -- or seemed to believe that he had.
But confronted by the discrepancies, Mr. FINLEY stood by his version: "That's how I remember it," he said.
This week, the final chapter in Mr. FINLEY's strangely compelling story played out in a Brampton cemetery when he was lowered into the earth in a simple wooden casket, dressed in his disputed uniform and surrounded by people who loved him, whether his story was real or invented -- or a combination of both.
"He wasn't just a soldier to me," said Barbara HALE- FRENSCH, a teacher who befriended Mr. FINLEY more than a decade ago and considered him the "adopted grandfather" to her children. "He was a wonderful old man with a kind heart who gave away everything he had to others."
By the time of his death at the age of 86, due to complications from cancer, Mr. FINLEY had become a local character in Toronto's High Park neighbourhood, where he spent his days drinking coffee in the local McDonald's, talking to residents and cruising in his electric scooter. (He lost one of his legs due to infection after the war.)
As the 2004 Globe story recounted, he lived in abject poverty, paying $600 of his $1,000 veteran's pension to landlord Maryann SCHENBRI, who rented him space in her garage.
He was a fixture at veterans' events, rigging himself up in his Black Watch uniform and medals for the Canadian National Exhibition Warriors' Day Parade every August, and for Remembrance Day ceremonies at Old City Hall in November. He appeared in newspapers and television newscasts more than half a dozen times. "An Old Vet Remembers," one headline read.
In 1996, a photograph of Mr. FINLEY was nominated for a National Newspaper Award. His face still appears on a National Defence website.
Mr. FINLEY's passing has not made his record available -- Department of National Defence spokesmen said military records remain sealed for 20 years after death, although military officials have confirmed that an Alfred FINLEY served overseas during the Second World War.
But those who knew him best say that questions about his record should not define him.
"People knew that at least part of the story was made up," says Sherry LOW/LOWE/LOUGH- BERNIE, a High Park Pilates instructor who saw Mr. FINLEY almost every day since 2004. "People kept saying that he wasn't for real. I said, Who cares? He volunteered for his country, and he wasn't hurting anyone. It really isn't about the details of his military record. It's about an old soldier who lived in a garage without running water. Nobody should have to live the way he did."
Ms. HALE- FRENSCH, who delivered the eulogy at Mr. FINLEY's funeral, wept as she recalled how the old soldier would come to Runnymede School every morning to listen to her band rehearse, and run errands for her on his scooter. "What's important is that he loved people, and that people loved him," she said. "It's not about the details of what he really did."
Even so, many noticed that Mr. FINLEY's war stories grew and shifted over the years, often accumulating pathos and detail. He told one friend about going ashore at Normandy, but later said that he had been in Berlin on the same date. He told Ms. HALE- FRENSCH about a dramatic rescue in North Africa, where he pulled five British soldiers out of a tank that had been hit by German fire just moments before it exploded. Soon after, he told her, he had been summoned by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, who had awarded him a medal.
Gail CATNEY, an executive assistant who met Mr. FINLEY on the streets of High Park in the early 1990s, said she had been struck by his generosity. Though he was poor, he refused handouts, and often brought gifts for her, she said, recalling the time he brought her a Delft vase. "My heart went out to him," she said. "He was alone, and he had nothing."
Ms. CATNEY was one of a handful of mourners who attended Mr. FINLEY's burial this week. He never married, and had no close family in Toronto. His service was paid for by the Last Post fund, which is funded by Veterans Affairs and private donations.
Mr. FINLEY was dressed in his Black Watch uniform and cap, and a piper played Amazing Grace as his flag-draped casket was lifted by the pallbearers. The military was represented by Master Corporal Victoria LOGAN- WHITE/WHYTE, a young cadet with the 75th Toronto Scottish Regiment who had often accompanied Mr. FINLEY to veterans' events. "I knew him my whole life," she said.
Ms. CATNEY cried as she placed a red plastic poppy on Mr. FINLEY's casket before it was lowered into the grave. "Goodbye, Alfred," she said. "We love you."
Another friend of Mr. FINLEY's listened to the eulogy, then noted sadly that his possessions were sitting out on the street less than 24 hours after his death. "His mattress was at the curb, and everything he owned was in five garbage bags," she said.
Ms. SCHENBRI, his landlady, wouldn't talk about her former tenant this week, but once said that she saw nothing wrong with his living arrangements, despite the lack of plumbing and the fact that he had no privacy, since she walked through his room to get to her car.
"Please," she said. "He's like my father."
Ms. SCHENBRI did not attend Mr. FINLEY's funeral this week.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-27 published
KIRBY, Mary Helen, R.N.
Peacefully on Saturday, June 24th, in her 91st year. Loved daughter of the late Clement and Blanche KIRBY. Dear sister of Bernadette HALE, Irene WHITE/WHYTE, Frank KIRBY and the late Greg KIRBY and James KIRBY. Cherished aunt of many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews. Visitation to be held at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday from 10: 30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time we will proceed to Blessed Sacrament Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scarborough Foreign Mission Society, 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1M 1M7.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-10 published
BLAKELY, Arthur W. " Art"
Peacefully passed away after a lengthy illness in Niagara Falls on Friday, July 7, 2006 at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy HALE. Loving father of Louise (Randall LEVI) BLAKELY and John (Lynne MARKS) BLAKELY. Dear grandfather of Kristen and Ian FREDERICK and Dori and Mira BLAKELY. Art will be lovingly remembered by the Grant, Thomas and Chilton Families. Family and Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel; 5176 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls, 905-354-5614. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Cremation to follow with a private interment in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam contributions in Art's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line tributes may be made at www.mem.com.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-31 published
COLVILLE- REEVES, Evelyn Patricia
Passed away peacefully at the age of 95 at the Balmoral Club October 28th, 2006, in the loving arms of her son David (Mary Ann). Sadly missed by her grand_sons Stephen (Joanna) and Neil (Kim) and her great-grandchildren Sebastian, Rupert, Alexandra and Rebecca, and by David's stepchildren Christopher and Elizabeth HALE. She is remembered with love by many Friends and relatives in South Africa, but most especially by her daughter Heather REYNEKE (Murray,) grandchildren Angela and Roy, and great-grandchildren Julia, John Charles and Daniella. Thanks to caregivers Vilma NIPAL, Rosie DIDQUINO, Jocelyn ZAPATERO and especially Julia TANTAY. Private family funeral.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-23 published
HALE, Dorothy Anne
Anne passed away peacefully in her 86th year on Monday, November 20, 2006. She was the beloved wife of the late Air Commodore Edward B. HALE with whom she shared a full and wonderful life; mother of Michael (Suzanne), Robin (Marla) and the late Paul; cherished grandmother of Lisa, David, Andrew and Christina; dear sister of Rear Admiral Michael MARTIN and his wife Patricia of Victoria, British Columbia. Anne met her life partner at Royal Canadian Air Force Station Trenton in 1940. Thus began a 64-year love affair. During their eventful life, she and Ed travelled extensively and lived in Canada, the United States, England and France. For the past many years, Anne was an enthusiastic and dedicated student and teacher of Tai Chi at the Gazebo in Thornhill, Ontario. Her leadership and tenacity were, in a large measure, responsible for the success of the group. Close Friends and family may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street Toronto, on Saturday, November 25 from 10: 00 until 11:00 a.m. There will be a memorial service at 11: 00, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Ontario.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
HALE, Ruth Lillian (née WAKEFIELD)
Peacefully, on February 2, 2006, at Trillium Health Centre - Queensway, at the age of 93. Ruth, lifetime employee of CIL and Stauffer Chemical, beloved wife of Leslie. Dearest aunt of Tayce WAKEFIELD and her husband Roy. Dearest sister-in-law of Willa WAKEFIELD of Victoria, British Columbia. A sincere thanks to the staff at Trillium Health Centre Queensway and Mississauga Sites and Dr. Michael WONG. A special thanks to Lois DAVIDSON. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas St. East (one block west of Cawthra Rd.), 905-272-4040, on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, Oakville, Ontario, followed by inurnment Mount Royal, Quebec. In Ruth's memory kindly consider a donation to the Cancer Society.

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HALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
MARSHALL, Ellen Rita (GRIMBLEBY)
Peacefully at the Davis Community Care Centre, Bolton on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, Ellen Rita GRIMBLEBY in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband Lorne MARSHALL. Dearest mother of Eleanor LAYZELL, Ray and Wendy MARSHALL, Robert and Elaine MARSHALL, Ronald and Debbie MARSHALL. Fondly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Gord and Noreen GRIMBLEBY, Jim and Pat GRIMBLEBY, Mary HALE and predeceased by Chuck, Emily and Alfie. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Friday afternoon 2-4 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning, April 15 at 11 o'clock. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga L5G 3N6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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HALENER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
BRINN, Archie Roy
Of R.R.#7 Saint Thomas, on Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the late E. Freida (EPPLE) BRINN and dear father of Bill BRINN and his friend Kristine NELSON, Lisa KOYLE and her husband Chris and Roy and his wife Pauline, all of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Wesley BRINN, Leanor McLEAN, Eleanor KREMPER, Hilda HALENER and Muriel FAULKNER. Predeceased by 2 brothers Ross and Jack and a sister Violet. Loved grandmother of Brandon, Kyle, Ryan, Jason, Stephen and Joshua. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Archie was a retired truck driver. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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