HANNAHSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-18 published
SCHAAB, Lyn (1944-2006)
Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie after a long and valiant battle with Cancer on Monday October 16, 2006. Cherished friend and wife of Charles (Bud) SCHAAB. Loving and supportive mother of Michael SCHAAB (Meredith) of Vancouver and Beth DURAIAPPAH (Nish) of Milton. Lyn felt blest over the last five years with 3 grandchildren Benjamin, Thomas and Allison. Dear sister of Bob McFAUL (Diane) and Mary Ann BELL (Brian) and sister-in-law of Kathryn McCARL and Judy (Al) HANNAHSON. Lynnie loved and was loved by all who came to know her. She will be deeply missed. Friends may call at the SteckleyGooder ham Funeral Home, (Clapperton and Worsley St.), Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from Collier St. United Church, Barrie on Thursday October 19th at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family wish to thank the caring medical professionals at the Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology Department. Condolences may be for warded through www.steckleygooderham.com

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HANNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
HANNAN, Robert Clarkson (February 5, 1912-April 19, 2006)
Passed away peacefully in Montreal on April 19, 2006 in his 95th year. Loving husband of fifty-five years to the late Elizabeth Ruth DUCLOS, devoted Father of Joan (Edward (Ted) FLETCHER) and loving Grandpa of Joanne (Derek KENT) and Lynn (Zachary CURRY.) Twin brother to the late Elizabeth PIBUS (Raymond PIBUS) and brother to the late Margaret WALKER. The son of Robert Christopher HANNAN and Laura CLARKSON, Bob was born in Montreal where he lived his entire life, raising his family in Hampstead. He worked as a bond trader before assuming the leadership role with the C.A. Duclos Leather Company, where he worked until his retirement in 1975. In addition to being an astute investor and successful businessman, Bob was a lively sports enthusiast and lived spending time outdoors. He was a highly skilled fly fisherman and enjoyed many years of annual fishing trips with his Friends. Being one of the few men in the group to tie his own flies, he would arrive at the camp every year with an abundant supply of hand-tied flies for everyone. Bob was also an avid skier, and was one of the founding members of the J.B. Ski Club at Mont Tremblant. A life long golfer, Bob was an Honorary Member and past Director of The Royal Montreal Golf Club, where he played many memorable rounds with Friends and family over a period of more than 50 years. While he loved the challenge of the game, it was his respect for the game's traditions and camaraderie that truly fueled his passion. As a past Governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, a member of the Canadian Senior Golf Association and the American Senior Golf Association, his zeal for the game took him to many of the world's greatest golf courses. Music was also a passion of Bob's. From his early days of singing in the choir at The Church of the Advent in Westmount and playing the clarinet in the Westmount High School band, you could always catch Bob whistling a tune or tapping his foot to a song he had running through his head. Bob's story telling was legendary - he could always be counted on to enliven a dinner party, a fishing trip or a drink in the 19th hole with one of his memorable jokes. Some of his stories were classics; and although he had told them over and over, his captivating personality, animated delivery, irrepressible sense of humour and wonderful laugh captured the moment. Amongst Bob's greatest attributes were his positive and optimistic approach to life and his ability to make Friends wherever he went. He will be lovingly remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him for his upbeat attitude, his loyalty and strength of character, his straightforward, common-sense approach, his unassuming demeanor and his unwavering ability to live life to the fullest. In this regard, he was an inspiration to his family and Friends. During his last few years, Bob faced the difficulties of dementia with loving support from his family and the caring staff at the Griffith McConnell Residence. He was a truly exceptional person and he will be greatly missed by all. My life's been full, I've savored much, Good Friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undo grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now, he set me free. A private family service will be held. Donations in Bob's memory to The Pat Fletcher Golf Foundation, 2315 Cohen, St. Laurent, Quebec. H4R 2N7 would be greatly appreciated.

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HANNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
PIBUS, Raymond Scott
Passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2006 in Hawkesbury, Ontario at the age of 93 years. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee HANNAN.) Loving father to Linda (the late Doug HALL,) Diane and Christopher (Penny GILL.) Treasured Grandad to Caitlin, Nathaniel, Jennifer, Julie, Bob and Margot. Predeceased by his sister Olive RICE. Born at Hillside Farm, Bolton Pass, near Knowlton, Quebec. He had a life long attachment to the Eastern Townships and an abiding interest in family history. He graduated from MacDonald College in 1931 and from Queen's University in 1937. For 37 years he served as an educator with the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, as a teacher, principal, personnel officer and district superintendent, retiring in 1968. Blessed with a phenomenal memory, he was treasure house of family lore. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind and generous soul, who never lost the twinkle in his eye or ever neglected to tip his cap at the world. Friends may pay their respects at the Hillcrest Funeral Home, 151 Bond Street (corner of Stanley Street) Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at the funeral home at 11 a.m. followed by interment at the Knowlton Cemetery, Knowlton, Quebec at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Brome County Historical Society P.O. Box 690, Knowlton, Quebec J0E 1V0 would be appreciated by the family. For expressions of sympathy to the family, by fax: (613) 678-2045 or by email: condolences@hillcrestfuneralhome.ca

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HANNAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
GAME, Ronald
Suddenly, at his home, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Ronald GAME, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Marney, and dear father of Kathy and her husband Jim WATT, Lori and her partner Rob GRECO, Jamie, and Julie and her husband Peter GRIMBLY. Cherished Gramps of Benjamyn, Andrew, and Michael. Ron will be greatly missed by his family, Friends and neighbours. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the Resusitation Team at the Toronto East General Hospital, especially Doctors HANNAN and DACOSTA for their caring support. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Avenue), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Satuday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. Private interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. The family invites Friends and relatives to sign Ron's Book of Condolence at www.sherrin-funeral.ca.

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HANNAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
HANNAY, Hilda Mabel (née BEAMISH)
Wife of Doctor Christopher L. HANNAY, passed away in her 91st year, on December 7th, 2006 at the McCormick Home, London, Ontario. Hilda HANNAY, born in Belleville, Ontario, being a descendent of United Empire Loyalists on both sides of her great-grandmother's parents. During Hilda's long and useful life, she attracted and held many Friendships by her fine traits. She loved home and family, and was ready at all times to assist in church and charitable work as a member of Saint_John the Evangelist Anglican Church, London, Ontario. Hilda was the daughter of Archdeacon George Ross BEAMISH and Mary Jessie (ACKERILL) BEAMISH of Belleville, Ontario. She is succeeded by: daughter Virginia M.L. HANNAY of London and her sons Matthew and Nicholas MIHLIK; daughter Doctor H. Julia HANNAY of Texas; and son Michael C.B. HANNAY of London, his wife Alison, their children James and Aurora, and his son Christopher HANNAY. The funeral service will be conducted at the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist, 280 Saint_James St. at Wellington, on Monday, December 11 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation will be followed by interment at Belleville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the London Humane Society or McCormick Home would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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HANNAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
HANNAY, Hilda Mabel (née BEAMISH)
Wife of Doctor Christopher L. HANNAY, passed away in her 91st year, on December 7th, 2006 at the McCormick Home, London, Ontario. Hilda HANNAY, born in Belleville, Ontario, being a descendent of United Empire Loyalists on both sides of her great-grandmother's parents. During Hilda's long and useful life, she attracted and held many Friendships by her fine traits. She loved home and family, and was ready at all times to assist in church and charitable work as a member of Saint_John the Evangelist Anglican Church, London, Ontario. Hilda was the daughter of Archdeacon George Ross BEAMISH and Mary Jessie (ACKERILL) BEAMISH of Belleville, Ontario. She is succeeded by: daughter Virginia M.L. HANNAY of London and her sons Matthew and Nicholas MIHLIK; daughter Doctor H. Julia HANNAY of Texas; and son Michael C.B. HANNAY of London, his wife Alison, their children James and Aurora, and his son Christopher HANNAY. The funeral service will be conducted at the Church of Saint_John the Evangelist, 280 Saint_James St. at Wellington, London, on Monday, December 11 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation will be followed by interment at Belleville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the London Humane Society or McCormick Home would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home).

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HANNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
MOORE, Dorothy Jean (TYNDALL)
Of Norwich passed away at her home on Saturday October 14, 2006, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of David MOORE. Survived by her children Doug MOORE, Diane CHAMBERS (husband Howard,) Donn MOORE (friend Denise,) Dean MOORE (wife Sherry,) Dale DENISON (husband Chris); Nanny's pride and joy, her grandchildren David and Tyler MOORE, Jenni HANNER, Kevin CHAMBERS (wife Jen), Shari GODDARD (husband Gord,) Marnie GALLANT (husband Steve,) Emily and Rebecca MOORE, Brittain, Crossley and Mackenzie DENISON; GG's precious great-grandchildren Evy and Owen CHAMBERS, Alex, Liam and Joshua GODDARD. Predeceased by sisters Lorna TYNDALL and Margaret RAND. Friends and family will miss that wonderful smell of Mom's best ever chocolate chip cookies. Her Friends always said she made the best chocolate cake and pies they ever tasted. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at the Norwich United Church on Wednesday October 18th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Donna BAUMAN/BOWMAN- WOODALL officiating. Cremations expressions of sympathy, donations to Cancer Research or Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Please refrain from wearing any scented products such as colognes, perfumes, scented deodorants due to life threatening allergies . On-line condolences at www.arn-lockierfuneralhome.com. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020

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HANNESON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-24 published
KELEHER, Wilfred Timothy
Passed away at Lisaard House in Cambridge on Tuesday November 21, 2006 in his 86th year with his loving family and special Friends at his side. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marjorie (SCHMIDT,) his brothers Leo, Francis, Bert, Roy, and Fred. Wilf (Poppy) started Keleher's Western Wear 50 years ago. He had a love for horses, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Dad's passion to laugh and his sharing of tall tales will be sadly missed. It's not what you take with you, but what you leave behind. Poppy (Dad) will be deeply missed by his children, Connie COSMAN, and her husband John, Shirley KELEHER, Anita GEDDES, Ron KELEHER, Larry KELEHER and his wife Lisa. Poppy will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his 5 grandchildren Holley, Brieann, Jon, Emily and Larrisa. Wilf will be missed by his two sisters Margaret and her husband Gord HANNESON and Irene and her husband Howard McKEOWN. The family wishes to thank all the caring professionals while at home and during Wilf's short residence at Lisaard House. Your compassion and kindness was deeply felt. The family gratefully recognizes your dedication and support. Mr. KELEHER is resting at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The Vigil prayers will be held at Saint Mary of the Visitation Church, 16 Cooper Street, Cambridge on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment New Home Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Lisaard House, Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences / donations / directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366
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HANNIGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-12 published
McNAB, Beatrice (GRATTON)
Gone to be with the Lord, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, Beatrice (GRATTON) McNAB, 95, formerly of Grand Bend. Beloved wife of the late Murray McNAB (1996.) Dear sister of Della GRATTON of Exeter Villa. Predeceased by her parents Curtis and Malvena (ALLEN) GRATTON and brother-in-law Lyman GRATTON. Special aunt to Hubert and Miriam GRATTON, Nancy and Carl HANNIGAN, Philip and Lillian GRATTON and their families. Also remembered by the McNab families of British Columbia. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. the Funeral Service will be held at the Gospel Hall, Grand Bend, Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. Hubert GRATTON officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HANNIGAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-25 published
REID, Geoffrey
Passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday January 17, 2006 in his 76th year. Geoff of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Barrie, loved husband of June. Father of Susan (Randy HUBER) of Pennsylvania, Sharon (Gilles BRISSON) of Quebec and Christine (Kerry HANNIGAN) of Hillsdale. Grandfather of Michael, Aaron, Damien, Nadia, Eugenie and Simon. Brother of June KERR of Edmonton, Alberta and brother-in-law of John GRACE of England. Geoff will also be missed by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at the Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2006. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 o'clock. If desired, donations in Geoff's memory may be made to the General and Marine Hospital Foundation, Collingwood or to a charity of your choice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca
Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (705)428-2637
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HANNIGHAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
SAVOLINE, Paul John (SAVOLAINEN)
World War II Veteran South Alberta Regiment
At Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, March 4, 2006. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Jeane Georgina SAVOLINE (HANNIGHAN,) loving Father, friend of Ron and his wife Joyce, Keith and his wife Marilyn, the late Cindy and her husband Mike STEFANSKY, beloved Grampa to Robb (Becky,) Natasha (Josh), Kim (Paul), Paul (Tara), Kirsti (Sam), and Andrew (Shannon), and beloved Great-Grampa to Adam, Elizabeth, Great Pappa to Kylie and Colby. He lived his life as an every day hero, making whatever sacrifices needed to ensure his family had support and opportunity. Paul served his country proudly as a member of the 22nd Armoured Reconnaissance Division, in the South Alberta Regiment and never complained or used his war wounds as an excuse for anything. After his return from Normandy, with severely wounded legs, he spent his working days on his feet working his way up to Plant Superintendent at Acme Paper Products which eventually became a division of Domtar. Neighbours' kids from Windsor Ave. (Victoria Park to Blantyre) fondly remember the many walks Uncle Paul led them on during the late 1940's and early 1950's. His grandchildren remember the time with Grampa in the backyard at 23 Courcelette Rd. and numerous adventures along the beach and the Boardwalk. Although a quiet and reserved man, Paul demonstrated a keen sense of humour and great loyalty for his family. He and his family have appreciated the wonderful, caring staff in K-Wing who have provided support and comfort for him during his 7 and a half years in K2E. Paul developed great rapport and frequently teased his Friends in K2E. Jeane, the love of his life, and his cherished daughter, Cindy, have been waiting for Paul. P.J. will live on in the lives of his remaining loved ones. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Friends may call at the Pine Hills Cemetery Chapel, 624 Birchmount Ave. (just north of St. Clair. Ave E.), Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel Thursday, March 9 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. "Dad, you know you are our Hero" Ron and Keith

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HANNIVAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
HANNIVAN, Brandon Thomas
March 30, 2003.
I miss you,
I don't forget you,
I remember it clearly,
The day you slipped away
Was the day our lives changed forever.
- Love you and miss you forever, Bran. Your Family.
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HANNIVAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
GOULET, Alexander Joseph
At the Cornwall Community Hospital, McConnell Site on Friday, April 28, 2006. Alexander Joseph GOULET of Cornwall; formerly of London, Ontario and Summerstown Station; age 90 years. Beloved husband of 61 years to Bertha (TYO) GOULET. Dear father of Claudette GENEAU (Al HANNIVAN) of Chatsworth, Claude GOULET (Margaret) of London and Marcel GOULET (Elena) of Kingston. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Alexander GOULET and the late Lea THEORET. Dear brother of Patrick GOULET (Claire) of Cornwall, Blanche BEAUREGARD of St. Albert and Jean MONDOUX of Cornwall. Predeceased by one brother, Paul GOULET and by two sisters, Mrs. Lauria BRIÈRE and Mrs. Yvette BÉRIAULT. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, East Branch, 614 First Street East (613-933-2841) from 2 p.m. Monday. Funeral Tuesday, May 2, 2006 for Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10 a.m. followed by cremation. The family will be in attendance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday and from 8: 30 a.m. until time of Funeral on Tuesday. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice or to the Janet MacDonell Pavilion, Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.

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HANNIVAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-22 published
AIRHART, Henrietta " Hedy"
Peacefully, at Versa Care, with her family by her side, on Friday, January 20th, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Hugh AIRHART. Loving mother of Hedy WASELYNCHUK (Harold,) Joe AIRHART (Karen,) Bea HANNIVAN (Sandy,) and Bernice LAVIGNE (Brian.) Hedy was loved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hedy will also be missed by her brother-in-law Alex SAUNDERS. Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7), on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 11 a.m.

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HANNON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-25 published
HANNON, Ronald Derek
In loving memory of a dear son who passed away suddenly October 26, A silent thought, a secret tear
Keeps his memory ever dear
Time eases the edge of grief
Memory turns back every leaf
- Mom, Dad, Kris, Mark, Marilyn, Kerry and all their families.
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HANNON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-29 published
HANNON, Joan (ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Who passed away December 2, 2004.
if roses grow in Heaven Lord,
Please pick a bunch for us.
Place them in Mother's arms,
And tell her they 're from us.
Tell her we love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile.
Place a kiss upon her cheek,
And hold her for awhile.
Because remember her is easy,
We do it every day.
But there is an ache in our hearts,
That will never go away.
Loved and missed forever,
Mac and Family.
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HANNON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
HANNON, Floyd Everitt
In the early morning, on Friday, January 13, 2006, the Lord took Floyd Everitt HANNON, 77 years, of Grand Bend, into his arms. Until recently, Floyd sold real estate in Middlesex and Lambton Counties and had previously, proudly served as an O.P.P. for 12 years in the Lambton and Kent area. Beloved husband of Teresa (née KERRIGAN.) Dear father of Robert and Prim HANNON of Jamaica, Beth Anne GABEL and Elwyn McQUILLAN of Windsor, Juli and George JONGENEEL of Parkhill and Christopher and Bonita HANNON of London. Dear grandfather of Brent and Rachel, Danielle, Brent and Jessica, Gage, Tanner and Nathan. Dear great-grandfather of Fallon and Madison. Dear brother of Harold and Norma HANNON of Alvinston. Dear son-in-law of James and Margaret KERRIGAN and brother-in-law of Marylee and Bob MacDOUGALL, Danny and Phyllis KERRIGAN and Jerry KERRIGAN. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Greg WYTON officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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HANNON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-18 published
KERRIGAN, James
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, James KERRIGAN, 92 years of Wyoming, went to be home with the Lord, on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Beloved husband of Margaret (WRIGHT) (née FISHER.) Dear father of Teresa HANNON of Grand Bend, Jerry KERRIGAN of Edmonton, Danny and Phylis KERRIGAN of Wyoming and Mary Lee and Bob MacDOUGALL of Inwood. Dear step-father of June and Gerald ROBINSON of Sarnia, Shirley and Bill MINIELLY of Wyoming, Karen and Bob BARNES of Camlachie, Ken and Debbie WRIGHT of Sarnia, Bob WRIGHT of Sarnia, Debbie and Kevin BASS of Camlachie, Dianne and Keith BARBER of Bright's Grove and Terry WRIGHT of Camlachie. Also survived by 36 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Mr. KERRIGAN was predeceased by his first wife, Vera (née WILCOX) (1975,) a daughter, Veronica MacDOUGALL (1983,) son-in-law Floyd HANNON (2006,) brothers, Philip, Leo, Jack and Dennis KERRIGAN and sisters, Marie LOWED, Margaret McGILL, Eleanor FISHER, Sister Joan KERRIGAN and Jean RUTH. Visitors will be received on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where prayers will be offered at 3: 45 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, Wyoming, on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.

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HANNON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-24 published
McLACHLIN, Olive (née PRETTY)
Passed away at C.K.H.A. Sydenham Campus on Sunday, May 21, 2006 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald A. McLACHLIN (1992.) Loving mother of Donna ABRA of Dresden, Eunice (Mrs. Donald AITKEN) of Tilsonburg. Dear grandmother of Connie, Annette, Heather, Shelley, Gregory and Lisa. She will be missed by 7 great-grandchildren 1 great-great-grandchild. Dear sister of Lenora WILSON of Wabash, Gordon PRETTY, Orval PRETTY, and the late John PRETTY. Daughter of the late Norman and Ethel (HANNON) PRETTY. Friends may call at the Haycock_Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street, in Wallaceburg on Monday, May 29th from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Mrs. Cheryl KIRK, Diaconal Minister of Trinity United Church will conduct the service from the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left a the funeral home 519-627-3231

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HANNON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
HANNON, Florence
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Thursday, July 6, 2006 Florence HANNON in her 103rd year. Predeceased by her husband Francis (Frank) HANNON. She will be missed by her niece Carol WILLOCK, her grand nephew Christopher HILLOCK, both of California and her family at Chelsea Park. A graveside service will be held at Saint Peter's Cemetery on Monday afternoon, July 10th at 1 o'clock. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. John T. Donohue Funeral Home.

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HANNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-29 published
DELESALLE, Marion Florence (née MURPHY)
(May 27, 1926-May 25, 2006)
Marion was the beloved wife of Joseph DELESALLE who passed away in 1991, and predeceased by her brother William MURPHY in 1942. She is survived by her six children, Patrick (Patty), Marianne (Kip), Kathleen (Tom), Michael (Dale), Timothy, and Nora (Blake) her nineteen grandchildren Kam, Tim, Jennifer, Nonie, Joe, Dionne, Sasha, Fiona, Matt, Connor, Megan, Cole, Danielle, Nicole, Torrie, Bugsy, Coady, Murphy, Katie; her ten greatgrandchildren Araya, Rylie, Avarie, Patrick, Alycia, Christopher, Knox, Jaxon, Noah and Haven, and two more expected soon. Marion and her sisters Pat, Marge and Nora (known as The Murphy Girls) were devoted to each other and they sadly mourn her passing. She will be missed by her cousins Helen HANNON (Nor) and Doris WOLTER (Jim,) both of Calgary. Many other nieces and nephews mark her passing with sorrow. Marion sincerely adored her dear friend Corrie, who gave loving care and was truly the wind beneath her wings. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Marion made her way to Vancouver and graduated from the Saint Paul's Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. She fell in love with her sweetheart Joe, and they married on February 7, 1948. They had 6 children in under 5 years, making for a chaotic but happy household. Meanwhile, they were growing a small coal business into a successful home improvement company, known as Lumberland. Marion, Mern, May, Sis, Kitty, Mrs. D, Mum, Nanny: she was a woman of many names and talents, but the one thing that remained constant was her faith. She had faith in God, her family, her company and her wide community of Friends. Marion was proud to be a member of the Catholic Church, and of the Vancouver community and was an active member of the Vancouver Golf Club and many Charitable organizations such as Canuck Place. Marion spent many winters in Palm Springs, where she loved to spend time with family and Friends, play a few rounds of golf, and shop for good sales. But Vancouver was still her beloved city - she loved nothing more than a good crossword puzzle on the deck at Camp, a bowl of fresh crab and the company of Friends to enjoy a drink and the gorgeous view. Marion was a thoughtful and generous spirit: we fondly remember her banana bread being shipped far and wide, birthday checks for each age, Superbowl and St. Patrick's Day parties, Christmas celebrations, large family reunions, and many wonderful dinners at her favourite restaurants, the Cannery and the Pear Tree. While Marion enjoyed many blessings in life, she also faced each bump in the road with her trademark Irish spirit. She taught us all how to live with grace and with strength, even in her last few days. Her passing was in peace, and she was in the arms and prayers of her beloved family. She will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank all the caregivers for their help during our difficult time. We would also like to thank Father Ian for providing all of us with spiritual comfort. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Marion's name to Canuck Place or a charity of your choice. Prayers will be offered at 7: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30th at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 3860 Triumph Street, Burnaby where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. A reception will immediately follow the Mass. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Burnaby Funeral Directors in care of arrangements.

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HANNON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
COWEN, Patricia (née BARRY)
Peacefully, at home on Monday, April 10, 2006. Patricia, beloved wife of 37 years to Stan. Much loved sister of Kathleen BOKLA, Ted (Janette), Paul (Marilyn), the late Margaret HANNON, Grace CHISHOLM (Pete), Bill (Sandy) and Nancy REID (Bob). Patricia was a long time employee of The North York Board of Education as a Teacher, then later a Principal at Pierre Laporte School. At the request of Patricia, there will be no funeral service. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Murray Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton Avenue). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Lymphoma Research Unit.

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HANOPHY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-17 published
MORTON, Alexander Howard (1910-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alexander Howard MORTON in his 97th year. Howard was the loving husband of Luella, father of Robert (Julia), Doctor Gary (Mary Ann), Carol SAUVAGE (Christian), Susan MAY (Ian), Kathy FOX, Jo-Anne HANOPHY (Edward), Peter FOLKES (Martha), Peggy FOLKES (Buffy Bye). Dearly loved by his 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by his wife Gladys, and sisters Irene (Bunty) PHILLIPS and Ruth VISTORINO. At 16, after the death of his father, he worked for the C.P.R. until 1941 when he moved to Galt to work for Stauffer Dobbie, later Dobbie Industries, where he occupied the positions of General Manager, Director of Purchasing, and Personnel Manager. He retired in 1975 and continued as a consultant for 5 years. An active member of Knox's Presbyterian Church, he served as a ruling elder for 59 years, a Sunday School Superintendent for 17 years, and soloist and choir member for 66 years. Vocal music was always a very important part of his life. Apart from church music he was an active member of the Stauffer Dobbie Terry Troupers, Arcadian Male Quartet, Ewart Bartley Singers and Fleming Gray Chorus. An enthusiastic athlete he played hockey into his 50's, golfed and played tennis into his 90's. He was past president of the Soper Park Tennis Club and made many contributions to the life of the club. A life-long learner, he bought a computer at age 90 and by 95 was helping his Friends with computer instruction. He had an insatiable zest for life and loved to travel. A man of highest ethics, the example he set in life was an inspiration to all he knew and loved. A celebration of Howard's life will be held at Knox's Presbyterian Church, 2 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge, Ontario, on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Visitation will be held at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, Ontario on Thursday May 18, from 7: 00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Knox's Presbyterian Church or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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HANSARUK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
LEGUE, Ellen
Peacefully with her family at her side at Extendicare London on Sunday October 8th, 2006, Mrs. Ellen LEGUE, of London, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Mr. James Wm. LEGUE. Loving mother of Margaret (Bill) HANSARUK, Donna (Bob) GALLANT, Gerry (Margo) LEGUE, Mary (Peter) JENKINSON, Pat (Cliff) DAVIS and Wendy (Russ) PRUDER. Also survived by her 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her brother Kenneth KERON and sister Willa KOVOSI. Predeceased by her brother Roy KERON. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Wednesday, October 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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HANSEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
HANSEL, Dora Elsbeth
Born April 1, 1921 in Germany, passed away March 23, 2006 at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga. Dora's passion for travel was well known. She met many Friends on her journeys and enjoyed travelling around the world. At Dora's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.ca or 1-800-226-8464.

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HANSELMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
WILLMOTT, Elva A.
The family of the late Elva A. WILLMOTT deeply appreciates the many acts of kindness, floral tributes, cards, memorial donations, phone calls, visits, food and other expressions of sympathy received from caring relatives, neighbours and Friends during the recent loss of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend. Thank you for your love and support. Sincere thanks too, to the Dennings of Denning Bros. Funeral Home for their compassionate guidance, to Rev. Peter (Jock) TOLMAY and Rev. Charles SEED for providing spiritual comfort and sharing in conducting a poignantly fitting memorial service, to Cathy CUNNINGHAM (Soloist) and Edith HANSELMAN for the beautiful music and the Ladies of Strathroy United Church who provided a delicious lunch. The kindness of all who helped in so many ways will always be remembered. Thank you most sincerely Sonya, Bob and Karen, Jeff, Christopher, Joe and Lindsay WILLMOTT.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-22 published
HANSEN, Keith David, P.Eng.
Keith David HANSEN, P.Eng., avid skier, fisherman, golfer, gardener and supreme groundhog hunter -passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2006 after a long, brave battle with cancer. Keith was predeceased by his furry, grey pal, Dusty. Keith's wife of 41 years, Deborah Mahon HANSEN, often joking that theirs was still a trial marriage, remembers wonderful trips across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean with their close Friends and family in tow. Even more special were the nights of peace and tranquillity they shared at their home in lovely Beaver Valley while enjoying good food and wine. Keith's children Andrea Evelyn HANSEN and husband Terence FORAN, Scott Christian HANSEN and partner Shlomit BARAN of Toronto will always remember his intellect, strength of character, dry wit and passion for life. Keith's brother Gerald HANSEN and wife Barbara of Burlington, sister Ellen WOOD and husband Keith of Markdale and numerous close Friends and relatives will miss him dearly. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main Street East, Markdale on Thursday, March 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday March 24 at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto Street South, Markdale at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation followed by spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation - Building Fund, Markdale, Ontario would be appreciated.
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HANSEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2006-03-29 published
HANSEN, Keith David, P.Eng.
Avid skier, fisherman, golfer, gardener and supreme groundhog hunter, passed away on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 after a long, brave battle with cancer. Keith was predeceased by his furry, grey pal, Dusty. Keith's wife of forty-one years, Deborah Mahon HANSEN, often joking that theirs was still a trial marriage, remembers wonderful trips across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean with their close Friends and family in tow. Even more special were the nights of peace and tranquility they shared at their home in lovely Beaver Valley while enjoying good food and wine. Keith's children Andrea Evelyn HANSEN and husband Terence FORAN, Scott Christian HANSEN and partner Shlomit BARAN of Toronto will always remember his intellect, strength of character, dry wit and passion for life. Keith's brother Gerald HANSEN and wife Barbara of Burlington, sister Ellen WOOD and husband Keith of Markdale and numerous close Friends and relatives will miss him dearly. The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main Street East, Markdale on Thursday, March 23rd from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, March 24 at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto Street South, Markdale at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation followed by spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation - Building Fund, Markdale, Ontario would be appreciated.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-21 published
HANSEN, Keith David, P.Eng.
Avid skier, fisherman, golfer, gardener and supreme groundhog hunter - passed away on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 after a long, brave battle with cancer. Keith was predeceased by his furry, grey pal, Dusty. Keith's wife of forty-one years, Deborah Mahon HANSEN, often joking that theirs was still a trial marriage, remembers wonderful trips across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean with their close Friends and family in tow. Even more special were the nights of peace and tranquility they shared at their home in lovely Beaver Valley while enjoying good food and wine. Keith's children Andrea Evelyn HANSEN and husband Terence FORAN, Scott Christian HANSEN and partner Shlomit BARAN of Toronto will always remember his intellect, strength of character, dry wit and passion for life. Keith's brother Gerald HANSEN and wife Barbara of Burlington, sister Ellen WOOD and husband Keith of Markdale and numerous close Friends and relatives will miss him dearly. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main Street East, Markdale on Thursday, March 23rd from 4: 00 p.m. to 7: 00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 24th at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto Street South, Markdale at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation followed by spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation-Building Fund, Markdale, Ontario would beappreciated.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-21 published
HANSEN, Keith David, P.Eng.
Keith David HANSEN, P.Eng. - avid skier, fisherman, golfer, gardener and supreme groundhog hunter - passed away on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 after a long, brave battle with cancer. Keith was predeceased by his furry, grey pal, Dusty. Keith's wife of forty-one years, Deborah Mahon HANSEN, often joking that theirs was still a trial marriage, remembers wonderful trips across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean with their close Friends and family in tow. Even more special were the nights of peace and tranquility they shared at their home in lovely Beaver Valley while enjoying good food and wine. Keith's children Andrea Evelyn HANSEN and husband Terence FORAN, Scott Christian HANSEN and partner Shlomit BARAN of Toronto will always remember his intellect, strength of character, dry wit and passion for life. Keith's brother Gerald HANSEN and wife Barbara of Burlington, sister Ellen WOOD and husband Keith of Markdale and numerous close Friends and relatives will miss him dearly. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main Street East, Markdale on Thursday, March 23rd from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 24th at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto Street South, Markdale at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation followed by spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation- Building Fund, Markdale, Ontario would beappreciated.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-28 published
HANSEN, Vagn
Peacefully at Central Place in Owen Sound on his 80th birthday, Friday, March 24, 2006. Vagn HANSEN, beloved husband of Jean (née MARSH.) Father of Vagn of Vancouver, David of Owen Sound and his wife Terri-Lee and Greg of Victoria. Proud grandfather of Zach and Daniel. Dear brother-in-law of Soren and Rosalie ANDERSEN of Burlington. Brother of Karl and Ingemann in Denmark. Predeceased by his brother Johan PETER and sisters Edith, Anna, Klara and Mia. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers' Society or the charity of your choice.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-25 published
HANSEN, Vagn John
With brothers David and Greg at his side, at Saint Paul's Hospital in Vancouver on the 8th of May, 2006 following a truly valiant four-year battle with cancer. Vagn John HANSEN, 48, cherished firstborn son of Jean HANSEN of Central Place in Owen Sound and his proud father, the late Vagn Sr. From an early age, Vagn was independent of mind and bold in spirit. He saw things where others seldom took the time to look. As a youth, Vagn's attentions were drawn to the night sky and the excitement of peering into the stars. He built an eight-inch reflecting telescope from scratch, spending countless hours grinding the mirror by hand on an up-ended oil drum and mounting the finished instrument on an island in a pond on the family farm near Annan. His interest in astronomy led to an abiding love for science fiction and he never tired of having his imagination and his horizons stretched just a little bit more. From the heavens to the seas, Vagn turned in later life to exploring beneath the oceans. He became an accomplished diver and undersea photographer on dive trips to the Caribbean and took great delight in befriending wolf eels in more local waters on the west coast. Always seeking a different perspective, Vagn climbed more than his share of mountains. Three years ago, after learning he had cancer and undergoing his first treatments he traveled to Peru and made the arduous uphill trek to walk among the fog-shrouded ruins of Machupicchu. At home, Vagn loved his adopted city of Vancouver and the Friends he found there, eventually settling in Coal Harbour overlooking Stanley Park where he relished rollerblading at breakneck speed. Vagn will be deeply missed by his family and Friends in Owen Sound and his many colleagues and Friends in Vancouver's West End and at the Greater Vancouver Associate Stores of Canadian Tire, where he served with dedication as Chief Information Officer for many rewarding years. At Vagn's request, no service will be held but the family would be very grateful for donations in Vagn's memory to Saint Paul's Palliative Care Unit c/o Patient Care Manager, Palliative Care, Saint Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver British Columbia, V6Z 1Y6.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-29 published
HILL, A. Louise
A resident of Wallaceburg passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2006 in her 88th year. Louise is the beloved wife of the late Terence Dermott HILL (1997.) Loving mother of Joe of Sarnia, Susan DRAPER of Wallaceburg, Judy and Ken HANSEN of Stratford and Alan HILL of Sarnia. Dear grandmother of Paul, Tanya, Crystal, Cheryl, Ken, Mary, Kim, Shawna and Erin. Great-grandmother of 15 great-grandchildren and sister of Marlow and Louella WICKS and Ron and the late Mary WICKS. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street, in Wallaceburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral services will be conducted by Diaconal Minister Cheryl KIRK at the funeral home on Saturday, July 1 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Wallaceburg Hospital or Trinity United Church may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. Online condolences may be sent to louise.hill@cavanaghfuneralhome.ca

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HANSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
HANSEN- LEESON, Rita W. (née HANSEN)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, July 8th, 2006. Rita W. HANSEN- LEESON of Saint Thomas in her 74th year. Beloved friend and companion of Donald LEESON and dearly loved mother of Lisa and her husband John VAN BEERS, Dutton; Candy and her husband Dan COLLINS, Saint Thomas; and Cory and his wife Mary Alice SULLIVAN, Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Barb TRAXLER, Blenheim Ron HANSEN, Dutton; Gord HANSEN, Mary LUNN, Saint Thomas; Alice HANSEN; Gloria McDONALD, Dutton; Gary HANSEN, Ingersoll and Terry HANSEN, London. Predeceased by a brother Niels HANSEN and a grand_son Tory. Loved grandmother of Justin, Nikita, Tia and Joshua VAN BEERS; Cory Jr, Caroline and Jessica SULLIVAN and Miracle COLLINS. Rita is also lovingly remembered by mother-in-law Terry LEESON and sisters and brothers-in-law Robert and Gary KNOTT and Rick and Cathy LEESON and a number of nieces and nephews. Rita was born June 29th, 1933 in Rodney to Theresa and Magnus HANSEN. Cremation has taken place in London and a Private family service will be held at a later date. There will be no public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
GELLATLY, Walter
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital surrounded by his family on Thursday September 7th, 2006. Walter GELLATLY in his 86th year. Beloved husband of 61 years of Doris GELLATLY (née HEDGER) of London. Dear father of Kathryn and Stephen (Lorna). Loving grandfather of Laura, Matthew, Seth, Julia and Luke. Brother of Olivia HANSEN (Dick) of Florida and Betty COWLEY (Ron) of Arizona. Brother-in-law of Marjorie HEDGER of London. Walt enjoyed his 25 nieces and nephews and their children. Predeceased by his sisters Winifred and Lillian and brothers Gordon, Edwin and Sidney. Walt served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and was employed by 3M for 33 years. A memorial service will be held at Saint Anne's Anglican Church, 1344 Commissioners Road West, London on Monday September 11, 2006 at 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Parkwood Hospital Foundation or charity of choice) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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HANSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-17 published
VANDAMME, Mildred
A resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully in Chatham on Friday, September 15, 2006 in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Marcel (1974). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Lori and Jim ACHESON of Saint Paul's and Michele and Paul MYERS of Port Lambton and the late Grant VANDAMME (1979.) Dear grandmother of Kelly, Tracey and Greg AITCHESON, Owen and Lisa MYERS, Darren and the late Dwayne VANDAMME (1978.) Sister of Eleanor and Dene HANSEN of Chatham, twin sister Marilyn TERVOLA of California and the late Kathleen ROBSON. Sister-in-law of Juliana HARRIS of Lambeth. Mildred was a past president of the Wallaceburg Community Seniors Centre, worked many community bingos, was a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society and proud member of the Red Hat Society. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. The funeral services will be conducted by Diaconal Minister Cheryl KIRK at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 a.m. A time of fellowship and refreshment at the Cavanagh Reception Centre will immediately follow. The interment at Riverview Cemetery will take place at 1: 45. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances to Chatham-Kent Physician Recruitment or the Lung Association be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231

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HANSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-07 published
MOCKLER, Robert Francis
At University Hospital London on Monday, November 6, 2006 Robert Francis MOCKLER of Goderich and formerly of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Margaret (née SANDERSON.) Dear father of Peter MOCKLER and his wife Lyn of London, Stephen MOCKLER and his partner Glenn HANSEN of Ottawa, Daniel MOCKLER of London, Paula DE MONTE and her husband Franco of Houston, Texas and Martha CLENDINNING and her husband Bob of Owen Sound. Dear grandfather of Meagan, Brent, Alison, Darren, Evan, Madeline, Ryan, Duncan and Brenna. Dear brother of Thomas MOCKLER and Margaret and her husband Pat CLANCY. Predeceased by brothers Bernard, William, Jack and Terrance. A memorial service will be held in the Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum at Saint Peter's Cemetery, 806 Victoria Street, London on Thursday, November 9, 2006 commencing at 11 a.m. with Father Jim MOCKLER officiating. Inurnment of ashes in Saint Peter's Cemetery. A Reception and Celebration of Bob's life will take place at Volker's on Hyde Park, 1269 Hyde Park Road, London. In lieu of flowers donations to London Health Science Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Forest City Cremation Service of London.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-27 published
Pearl PALMASON, Musician (1915-2006)
Daughter of Icelandic immigrants took childhood lessons from her brother, Sandra MARTIN writes. Later, she broke gender barriers to become one of Canada's first female solo violinists and a Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
This is a story about two women and a violin. In 2003, Judy KANG needed an instrument worthy of her prodigious talents. Pearl PALMASON, a trailblazing musician who broke gender barriers at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra back in the 1940s, could no longer play her precious 1747 Gagliano violin to her own demanding standards. She agreed to lend it to the Canada Council so that younger fingers could make it sing.
"I've always wanted a warm, dark, deep quality in a violin," Ms. KANG, 26, said this week. She loved the sound of the Gagliano and the way it made her feel when she was playing it. "It made me think I could really push my limits."
Ms. PALMASON went to the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto to hear Ms. KANG play during a competition and to watch the bow being passed from one dedicated player to another. But Ms. KANG was far from the only female musician to be touched by Ms. PALMASON through her long career as a violinist.
"I saw her when I was seven years old at Maple Leaf Gardens at a concert with Fritz Kreisel as the soloist," said violinist Andrea HANSEN. "I couldn't take my eyes off this redhead -- this beautiful regal person -- sitting there in a flowing black gown playing the violin with the Toronto Symphony. I was just smitten."
It was 1947 and Ms. HANSEN, who had already been playing the violin for four years, knew what she wanted to do for a career. Nearly 30 years later, the two women became neighbours, Friends and colleagues in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. "We were the only two Scandinavian ones in the orchestra," said Ms. HANSEN who is of Finnish descent. "I was even more in awe then because of the kind of person she was. She opened the door for the rest of us."
Pearl PALMASON was born during the First World War in Winnipeg. She was the third of four children of Icelandic immigrants Sveinn and Growa PALMASON (née SVEINNSDOTTIR.) Her architect father prospered in construction, but the Depression wiped him out financially and the family moved to a farm.
No matter how stretched they were, the PALMASONs always found money for violin lessons for their eldest son Palmi, who was six years older than Pearl. He studied with the violin builder and teacher Olafur Thorsteinsson in Husavick, Manitoba, and then with John Waterhouse in Winnipeg before becoming a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Palmi would walk five miles home from his lessons and then teach everything he had learned to his little sister Pearl. From the time she was nine years old, she was officially her brother's student, acquiring both her Associate, Toronto Conservatory of Music and Licentiate, Royal Schools of Music qualifications and winning four medals from the Toronto Conservatory of Music for having the highest examination marks in the country.
They both performed at the Manitoba Music Competition Festival in Winnipeg and played with what would later be called the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
"My uncle Palmi would perform very respectably and get high marks, but never win, and Pearl always won in her class, and she would win overall," said her niece Valerie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. She was awarded both the Rose Bowl and an Aikens Memorial Trophy and won a scholarship at age 18 to study for three years with Elie SPIVAK, concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
In the late 1930s she went to England to study with Carl Flesch, the Hungarian-born violinist and also played solo concerts in Iceland in 1938 and in London. Years later she described Mr. Flesch as "a genius with the violin but not in his practical life." She also complained that he "had pupils from all over the world and he wiped the floor with every one of them."
She returned to Toronto when the Second World War broke out and studied briefly with Kathleen PARLOW, before moving to New York to be instructed by Demetrious Dounis. She found him secretive and mysterious. "You went in one door and out through another," she remembered. Apparently, concert masters studied privately with him and didn't want anybody to know so "it was very hush-hush."
In 1941, she left New York and joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at $25 a week for a five-month season. "The burning question," she said later, "was how to survive the other seven months of the year and pay the rent." Even so, she managed to find the money to buy a violin made in 1666, that had previously been owned by violinist Alexander Chuhaldin, and was thought (incorrectly) to be a Stradivarius.
Ms. PALMASON was married in the 1940s, after she joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and supported her husband who lived in New York and studied with her former teacher, Dr. Dounis. By all accounts, the marriage was disastrous and quickly ended. On September 19, 1948, she performed a solo recital at the Town Hall in New York. "A metropolitan debut of promise," concluded the Musical Courier.
She considered pursuing a career as a concert violinist, but decided against it, partly because, as she said later, "you have to be absolutely great to be a concert performer and I knew I wasn't." There was another reason: the loneliness of the long-distance concert circuit. "I wouldn't have all this -- my home, my possessions and my Friends around me."
Essentially, Ms. PALMASON chose career over marriage in an era when it was extremely difficult to have both. "In those days, what happened to women violin soloists was that they got married and had children. Their career was put on hold for a while and then they tried to make a comeback, but it was never the same," she said in an interview in the 1950s.
Instead, she built a life around music, travel, a huge circle of Friends and her sister Ruby's children. "When my mother died, Pearl made the announcement that she now had three children," said her niece Valerie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. "We were all past the age of majority, but she said she was adopting us."
By the mid 1950s, she was one of eight women playing with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and was the first female to serve as assistant concert master and to slip into the senior role when her male colleague Hyman GOODMAN was unavailable. From 1960 to 1962, she played principal second violin. She also played with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Symphony (after having confronted the conductor about his male-only hiring policy), the Singing Stars Orchestra, the Hart House Orchestra and the York Concert Society group.
An article by Florence SCHILL in The Globe and Mail in October of 1954, under the tag "Earning a Living," focused on Ms. PALMASON. The column began by quoting Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961). Apparently, the famous British conductor liked to explain the paucity of women in his orchestra by saying: "If they're pretty, they bother the men; if they aren't, they bother me."
Jack ELTON, manager of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, denied there was discrimination against women. "We have never said: Let's not take her because she's a woman -- especially if they look like Pearl." And she was definitely a looker, with flaming red hair, usually called Titian in newspaper clippings from the era, striking blue eyes and luscious red lips.
In 1960, she bought the Gennaro Gagliano violin with the rich velvet sound for $3,500 (U.S.) -- about the price of a new car at the time, according to violin-maker and restorer Ric HEINL of the Toronto firm George Heinl and Co. It was made in Naples, Italy, in 1747 by Gennaro Gagliano, who was arguably the best in a large family of expert violin-makers.
A salesman for the Rembrandt Wurlitzer company in New York brought the violin to Toronto to show to a potential client, who declined to purchase it. Ms. PALMASON fell in love with it "at first play" and insisted the instrument wasn't going back, according to Mr. HEINL. The violin is now insured for $220,000.
After her farewell concert in front of 10,000 people at Ontario Place in August of 1981, she told The Globe that she had "spent more of my life at Massey Hall than at home." Although she had reached retirement age, she had no intention of putting her violin away. She played with the Canadian Opera Company orchestra from 1981 to 1985, and continued to teach privately, play with chamber groups, give recitals with her string group. In 1987 she became concertmaster of the Oakville Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. PALMASON lived in a spacious home in North Toronto until the mid-to-late 1990s when she moved into a large retirement condominium with her Boesendorfer piano and her beloved violins. She continued to have "drinkie winkies" (Beefeater gin with a splash of tonic and one ice cube) with Friends and gave at least two concerts in her condo for her neighbours.
She practised every day, but after she broke her ankle in 2002, life became harder. After she agreed to lend her Gagliano to the Canada Council instrument bank, she played every day on her "second" violin. A year ago in January, Ms. KANG, who had been sending Ms. PALMASON letters regularly, paid the woman she calls "her angel" a visit. "She was very warm and very sweet," Ms. KANG said. "It was really moving to see her playing the violin," she said, and "inspiring to see somebody who loves music so much that she plays every day just to have it in her life."
Pearl PALMASON was born on October 2, 1915, in Winnipeg. She died in Toronto of heart failure on February 17, 2006, after having suffered a stroke in September. She was 90. She is survived by a niece, two nephews and their families.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
KOCK, Henry -- I Remember
By Linda PIM, Page S10
Linda PIM of Inglewood, Ontario, writes about horticulturist Henry KOCK, whose obituary ran January 21.
Almost every time Henry and his wife Anne HANSEN came to visit, he would bring a plant for our garden, always one he had grown from seed and usually a native Ontario species. I loved the gentleness with which Henry's big hands worked around plants and soil. He often brought a blue-flowering plant - real blue, like the sky - as he knew that was my favourite.
Henry collected seeds, plant cuttings and whole plants wherever he could. I remember a trip my partner Paul AIRD and I made to Newfoundland in 1999 with Henry and Anne. We were all struck by the beautiful abundance of a particularly hardy monkshood in everyone's front gardens - a riot of purple profusion. After a week as a foursome, Henry and Anne headed off on a sea kayaking trip while Paul and I continued exploring the Great Northern Peninsula. Henry had asked me to try to collect some monkshood plants and bring them home on the plane. I did so, not without difficulty. Alas, mine died within a year. Henry's are still thriving in their Guelph garden.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-23 published
HANSEN, Keith David, P.Eng.
Avid skier, fisherman, golfer, gardener and supreme groundhog hunter Passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2006 after a long, brave battle with cancer. Keith was predeceased by his furry, grey pal, Dusty. Keith's wife of 41 years, Deborah Mahon HANSEN, often joking that theirs was still a trial marriage, remembers wonderful trips across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean with their close Friends and family in tow. Even more special were the nights of peace and tranquility they shared at their home in lovely Beaver Valley while enjoying good food and wine. Keith's children Andrea Evelyn HANSEN and husband Terence FORAN, Scott Christian HANSEN and partner Shlomit BARAN of Toronto will always remember his intellect, strength of character, dry wit and passion for life. Keith's brother Gerald HANSEN and wife Barbara of Burlington, sister Ellen WOOD and husband Keith of Markdale and numerous close Friends and relatives will miss him dearly. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main Street East, Markdale on Thursday, March 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 24 at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto Street South, Markdale at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation followed by spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation - Building Fund, Markdale, Ontario would be appreciated.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-29 published
FORTIER, Hélène (née DUPRÉ) (1945-2006)
À l'Île-des-Soeurs, le 26 mai 2006, à l'âge de 60 ans est décédée Hélène FORTIER, épouse d'André FORTIER et fille de Dame Marguerite Bernier CLÉMENT et Louis DUPRÉ. Outre son époux et sa mère, elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants et leurs conjoints Dominique (Wayne HANSEN,) Lucie, et Claude (MarieLaurence FORTIN,) son frère André et ses soeurs, Yolande et Nicole DUPRÉ, ainsi que ses belles-soeurs et beauxfrères Marie FORTIER (Alex BALOGH,) Jeannette FORTIER (Dwight FOUBERT) et Jacques FORTIER (Christiane CÔTÉ.) S'ajoutent les petits enfants Auguste, Matisse, Tyler, Cézanne et Mathieu. Madame FORTIER était présidente fondatrice de la société Les Immeubles Hélène Fortier Inc. et était très active dans le domaine immobilier, principalement à l'Île-des-Soeurs. La famille désire remercier le personnel de l'Entraide Ville-Marie, du centre local de services communautaires Verdun, et des départements de Pneumologie et d'Oncologie du CHUM. La famille accueillera parents et amis à la Communauté chrétienne Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys, 286 Elgar, Île-des-Soeurs, à partir de 13 hres mardi, le 30 mai et une messe suivra a 14 hres. En guise de sympathie, des dons à la Fondation du Doctor Maurice Bertrand seraient appréciés. Direction Groupe Yves Légaré Alfred Dallaire www.adyl.com (514) 595-1500

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-12 published
BOYD, John " Jack"
Of Fonthill, passed away at the Welland Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Marie (HANSEN) BOYD and the late Dorothy Mabel (KELLS) BOYD (1942.) Loving father of Doug BOYD and his wife Bev STOUT of Kingston, Gwen MORPHY and her husband Lorne of Toronto, Susan VAN EXAN and her husband Rob of Newmarket and Janice BOYD of Vancouver, British Columbia. Also loved by his grandchildren Jennifer MacDONALD and her husband Tom of Kelowna, British Columbia, Catherine BOYD and her spouse Scott WILLOUGHBY of Yellowknife, N.W.T. and his great-grandchildren Matthew MacDONALD and Emma and Jack WILLOUGHBY. Dear brother of David H. BOYD of Toronto and predeceased by brothers Hugh, James and William, and sisters Agnes BOYD and May SEARLE. Jack was a graduate of University of Toronto Engineering "Class of 1934". He worked at Hollinger Mines in Timmins, followed by a long career at Atlas Steel in Welland, retiring in 1976. Jack was an active member of Fonthill Baptist Church and an avid golfer and gardener. Special thanks to the nursing staff on the 4th floor at Welland Hospital for their compassion and care during Dad's brief stay. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14th at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. The funeral service will be conducted at Fonthill Baptist Church, 1414 Pelham Street, Fonthill, on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Russell MYERS officiating. Interment Fonthill Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be made to Fonthill Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1414 Church Hill, Fonthill L0S 1E0, to the Welland Hospital Foundation, 65 Third Street, Welland L3B 4W6, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-14 published
BOYD, John " Jack"
Of Fonthill, passed away at the Welland Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Marie (HANSEN) BOYD and the late Dorothy Mabel (KELLS) BOYD (1942.) Loving father of Doug BOYD and his wife Bev STOUT of Kingston, Gwen MORPHY and her husband Lorne of Toronto, Susan VAN EXAN and her husband Rob of Newmarket and Janice BOYD of Vancouver, British Columbia. Also loved by his grandchildren Jennifer MacDONALD and her husband Tom of Kelowna, British Columbia, Catherine BOYD and her spouse Scott WILLOUGHBY of Yellowknife, N.W.T. and his great-grandchildren Matthew MacDONALD and Emma and Jack WILLOUGHBY. Dear brother of David H. BOYD of Toronto and predeceased by brothers Hugh, James and William, and sisters Agnes BOYD and May SEARLE. Jack was a graduate of University of Toronto Engineering "Class of 1934". He worked at Hollinger Mines in Timmins, followed by a long career at Atlas Steel in Welland, retiring in 1976. Jack was an active member of Fonthill Baptist Church and an avid golfer and gardener. Special thanks to the nursing staff on the 4th floor at Welland Hospital for their compassion and care during Dad's brief stay. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14th at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. The funeral service will be conducted at Fonthill Baptist Church, 1414 Pelham Street, Fonthill, on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Russell MYERS officiating. Interment Fonthill Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be made to Fonthill Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1414 Church Hill, Fonthill L0S 1E0, to the Welland Hospital Foundation, 65 Third Street, Welland L3B 4W6, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-04 published
HANSEN, Gudrun Marie (1926-2006)
After a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, November 3rd, 2006, at her home at the Mountainview Residence in Georgetown. Gudrun in her 81st year, loving mother of Michael and his wife Louise, Susan and Tonny. Beloved grandmother (Nanny) of Tyler, Sean and Paige. Gudrun's family would like to thank all of the staff and Friends at Mountainview Residence for their love and care. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown, (905) 877-3631, on Sunday, November 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday, November 6th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In memory contributions to the Red Cross would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-04 published
HELBIG, Marian
Mom left the stage suddenly on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 in the middle of a brilliant set. She was a singer, model, mother, grandmother extraordinaire, and passionate friend who leaves a devastating hole in our lives. We will miss her sense of humour, her style, her beauty and grace, and most of all her incredible warmth and devotion to her family. Mom would want us to remember her long years of cottage freeloading, berry picking and freestyle swimming, globetrotting with kindred spirits, and many nights of jazz to which she brought her inimitable zest and insouciance. We also remember the talented dressmaker, fabulous cook, and hostess who made each legendary Christmas party a destination. We will terribly miss watching the Leafs, doing crosswords and wonderful conversation with this proud Canadian and protoenvironmentalist. She survived in the face of lupus for over 45 years, and taught us to aspire to her noble example. We'll make certain her memory stays alive and bright in her grandchildren's lives. Marian will be deeply missed by her children Karla RODGERS, Avril HELBIG (and spouse Mike HANSEN,) Jason HELBIG and wife Cathy) and grandchildren Michelle, Sadie, Wilder, Greer and Bridget. She is also mourned by her extended family William McCULLOCK, Loretta McCULLOCK, Valida RAHAL, Walter McCULLOCK, Willa LEJOUR, Christina FINNEY and their families. She was predeceased by her loving husband Herbert HELBIG. Visitation at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), on Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 188 Carlton Street (between Jarvis and Parliament Streets), on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at Marian's residence after the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Marian Helbig Memorial Trust in support of an emerging Canadian jazz talent (www.marianhelbig.com). 'I'm walking on eggs, I'm walking on jelly legs…'

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-19 published
SMITH, Sharon A. (née MURPHY)
Chartered Accountant
Peacefully on December 17, 2006, at the age of 63. Loving wife of the late Kenneth. Mother of Jennifer (Craig HANSEN,) Glenn (Lisa) and Richard (Sonia). Nana to Kenny. Daughter of the late John and Irene MURPHY. Sister of Bob (Diane) MURPHY. Sister-in-law to David (Margaret,) Ross (Fran) and Janet SMITH. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at Saint Michael and All Angels Church, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. (west of Bathurst St.) on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to North York General Hospital (to be used in the Chemotherapy Unit) or DMF for Seniors Charitable Foundation. We will miss you!

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
Henry KOCK, 53: Consummate tree hugger
Horticulturalist instrumental in saving the elm
His own garden a testament to his passion for nature
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
It's difficult to think of someone 6-foot-4 as a wood sprite, but that was Henry KOCK. Or perhaps he was better catalogued as our very own Johnny Appleseed -- only the seeds he was spreading belonged to the majestic elm, whose distinctive silhouette is reappearing throughout the province thanks to him.
He was the public face of the University of Guelph's Arboretum and what a face that was. Normally staid journalists would wax poetic after encounters with the KOCK charisma: "With eyes the colour of dark moss, a graying black beard that birds could nest in, and a tall angular body, he reminded me of the Green Man, the pagan god of woodlands," the Toronto Star's Cameron SMITH wrote in 1998.
KOCK could enchant. His seasonal pruning courses were always sold out. His slide-show presentations -- culled from the tens of thousands of slides he'd taken and which he gave to any group that asked for them -- were inspirational.
"He was such a talented communicator. People would leave the show in tears," said Dave MARTIN, KOCK's brother-in-law and energy co-ordinator of Greenpeace.
KOCK made it easy to believe -- as he did -- that nature is often better left alone, our native plants are glorious species, pesticides kill, suburban lawns are an aberration -- he used to call them "intensive care units" -- and most of all, that nothing exists in isolation.
It's why he demonstrated with his homemade signs against the war in Iraq and attended every International Women's Day march in Toronto for the past 15 years, traditionally toasting that day's end sharing a bottle of wine with his wife, Anne HANSEN, on the Toronto Islands.
In addition to creating the Elm Recovery Project, he founded Guelph's Hillside Folk Festival, he helped start its local food co-op, the Guelph Environmental Watchdog group and the local branch of the Peace Petition caravan campaign. He was on the board of the Ontario Public Research Group. It was his idea to have the university host an annual organic food conference that has become the most important in Canada, if not North America.
KOCK, along with HANSEN, was a vegetarian, car-free, bought second-hand and only when necessary, and washed and reused plastic bags. Their home in an older Guelph suburb was kept at a sweater temperature but was known throughout town for its traffic-stopping front garden of conifers and ferns and wild strawberry cover, the sunflowers that lined the road, the old bicycle tube that hung from the branch of a tree. There wasn't an inch of grass, but there were some 400 species of native plants and trees.
KOCK called it his "hotel of the trees" and used to say it was a "bed and breakfast" for the 75 species of birds that visited his yard. He created his own forest in the backyard with rain water collected in barrels, a pond he and MARTIN spent four days digging out, and an old submerged bathtub he and Hansen would loll in on hot summer days.
But KOCK was running out of time. He had been diagnosed in July 2004, with glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly virulent form of brain cancer, and although he left the Arboretum, for the next 16 months he saw Friends, hiked with HANSEN, took his annual birding trip and rode his bicycle to Guelph's Saturday farmers' market. He spent his last month in hospital tended to by family and Friends. On December 22, about 70 of them gathered in the cold outside his second-floor window to sing Christmas carols.
KOCK was 53 when he died Christmas morning. His family placed an elm wreath on his chest. HANSEN covered him with paper hearts and threaded cedar, rosemary sprigs and paperwhites throughout his great beard. They rented the biggest hall in town, but it couldn't accommodate all of the 600 people who showed up for his memorial service.
An article in the Guelph Mercury two days after his death noted that KOCK "managed to touch thousands of lives locally and across Canada through his efforts to protect the environment." The same paper had published an earlier editorial about KOCK, entitled "The city will not forget."
He was born in Canada's chemical valley -- in Bright's Grove, outside Sarnia -- into a family that had run nurseries in Holland for generations. His pacifist parents came to Canada in 1950 after surviving wartime occupation, eventually starting a nursery. "Henry would say it was in his blood," said Dave MARTIN, who married KOCK's sister Irene, who died four years ago in a car accident.
KOCK graduated from the University of Guelph in 1977, but he didn't want to work in the family business -- or in any nursery for that matter. He'd already started taking a machinist's course when then Arboretum curator John AMBROSE hired him in 1981 to be a technician.
"I had heard about him," AMBROSE recalled. "I knew he had a different outlook on everything, but it was more than that. He was a special person. Any time you started talking to Henry about something, it was always connected to a bigger Earth issue."
Said his sister, Helen RYKENS, " Trees were his passion and he could run courses that promoted gardening he felt was better for the planet."
KOCK's idea of recreation was hiking, camping and white-water rafting, and it was on an Algonquin camping trip that he met HANSEN.
"He was wearing mismatched shoes and so was I and we both noticed it," she recalled. "Within 24 hours, we knew we were partners."
HANSEN continued to live and work in Toronto, moving permanently to Guelph only after KOCK's diagnosis.
She is organizing a springtime bike ride for KOCK, during which she will bring home his ashes.
"I'm going to return some of them to the trees he nurtured and who nurtured him during his illness," she said. Others will be scattered in the wilderness.
Then there will be a party for him in their backyard. " I'm going to make as big a deal as I can out of this because I think Henry would approve of people eating and drinking and enjoying his backyard."

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
NORTON, Gordon Elmer
Gord passed away peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital after a brief struggle with liver disease in his 81st year. Dearly loved husband of Ruby for 54 years. Beloved father of Lee Anne and her husband Rob KUYT. Doting grandfather of Daniel and Benjamin. Survived by his sisters Hazel FLEMING/FLEMMING, Jeanne LISTER, Betty HOLDEN, Ruby (Darrell BURBINE,) Donna NORTON, June HANSEN and brother Nick (Theresa NORTON,) sisters-in-law Shirley NORTON, Irene BAKER and Jean BAKER. Predeceased by brothers Ron (Bessie NORTON,) Bert and Dave. Gordon will be missed by many nieces and nephews and best Friends Fred and Muriel MARQUIS and their family. Our thanks for the care and compassion from the nurses in 3 east and rehab. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.) Markham on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
ROMITA, Vito Carlo
Suddenly, on Sunday, February 5, 2006, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Francesca (FORTUNATO.) Loving father of Margaret and her husband Frank MALFARA, Michael and his wife Gail EDWARDS, Marilena, Joseph, Angela and her husband Tom HANSEN, and the late Rosa (2004). Dear Nono of Christopher, Kyle, and Kayla. Brother of Umberto, Grace, Lucia, Teresa and the late Perino, Pepino, Giuseppe and Italia. The family will receive Friends at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Carl will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, in the funeral home Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment at Memory Gardens, Breslau. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the M.S. Society, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Donations can be made at the funeral home or condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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HANSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
HANSEN, Laura Bearle " Mugga" (formerly GREGOIRE)
Peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at the Newmarket Health Centre, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Aksel Henry HANSEN. Loving mother of Carl and his wife Lori, Paula and her husband Russell. Proud Mugga of Kristen, Christian and his wife Tina, Ryan and his wife Sue and Rob and his wife Romy. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Mia, Madisyn, Carson, Connor and Baby Barnett. Also predeceased by her former husband Fred GREGOIRE. Cherished Auntie Laura of Frankie, his wife Sue and daughters, Greg GREGOIRE and nieces Turpy, Corky, Adele and Lola. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Drive, 905-898-2100 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newmarket Health Centre - Long-term Care Division in memory of Laura HANSEN. On-line condolences are available through www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com

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