HODGETTS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
WATTERWORTH, Douglas
The family of the late Douglas WATTERWORTH wish to express sincere thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for their acts of kindness and support during our loss. All the food, cards, flowers and donations were greatly appreciated. Much gratitude to all the staff at Fiddick's Rest and Retirement/ Nursing Home, especially the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Team. Special thanks to Dr. HODGETTS for his kind and compassionate care, Father Stephen for the wonderful funeral service, St. Philip's Catholic Women's League for the lovely lunch and Needham Jay Funeral Home Petrolia for all your assistance. Also many thanks to Dr. Helena ROBINSON, Dr. G. BROCK and staff at St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Dr. D. BOYD, Dr. ASH, cancer clinic. Everyone's thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. Mary WATTERWORTH, Joanne, Paul, Norma, Lisa and families.

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HODGETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
WILSON, Patience Elizabeth Louise (née LOCKHART)
Peacefully following a well lived life in her 97th year, at Perth Community Care Centre, Perth Ontario on Tuesday, October 18th, 2006 Patience Elizabeth Louise (LOCKHART) WILSON. Louise was born June 28th 1910, the daughter of the late Doctor George and Jennie May LOCKHART of King City, Ontario and sister of the late Douglas and Randolph Lockhart. Predeceased by her husband Doctor Murray WILSON and her son Robert WILSON. Loved mother of Jane WILSON (Ted HODGETTS) of Millbrook, Ontario and Mary (late Heward) STIKEMAN of Montreal, Quebec. Cherished grandmother of Roben Stikeman BOYLE (Feidhlim BOYLE) of Waterloo; great-grandmother of Finnegan and Oscar BOYLE. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, Perth on Monday, October 23rd 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday October 24th at 1: 00 p.m. in Saint_James Anglican Church, Perth. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Foundation of the Great War Memorial Hospital, 33 Drummond St W, Perth, Ontario K7H 2K1 or Child Haven International, R.R.#1, 19014 7th Concession, Maxville, Ontario K0C 1T0 would be appreciated. Condolences to the family at: condolences@blairandson.com

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HODGETTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
DALLISON, Christopher H.
At the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Friday February 24, 2006, age 95 years. Chris DALLISON of Brighton, son of the late Henry DALLISON and the late Ada Isobel (HODGETTS.) Beloved husband of the late Kathleen "Kay" (GOOCH.) Loving father of John and his wife Gloria of Georgetown, and Elizabeth and her husband Robert BUCHANAN of Scarborough. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Elizabeth and her husband Steve, Sandra and her husband Paul, Paul, and his great grand_son Hunter. Predeceased by his three sisters. The family will receive Friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service at Carman United Church on Thursday, March 2nd 2006 at 1 o'clock. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, care of P.O. Box 96 Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, would be appreciated by the family. www.walasfuneralhome.com

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HODGHINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
SPENCE, Clarence T.
Passed away peacefully at his home on February 8, 2006 after a lengthy illness in his 85th year. Beloved husband for 57 years of Ruth (née BULL.) Loving father of Brian (Darleen,) Linda (David,) Gifford, Tammy HODGHINS and Shaun COOKE. Grandfather of Lisa (Brad) KLINCK, Susan SPENCE, Shawn and Andrew GIFFORD and great-grandfather of Caleb and Sarah KLINCK. Survived by his brother, Donald, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Clarence loved his Lord, his family and his church. He was an active member of the Richmond Hill Free Methodist Church for over 30 years. Mr. SPENCE was a Veteran of World War 2 and worked 32 years at Bell Canada. Predeceased by his brothers Bill and Maurice. Thanks to Dr. Christopher PINTO and the Dorothy Ley Hospice of Etobicoke for the excellent care Dad received. Friends and family are invited to a visitation at the Ward Funeral Home, 2671 Hwy. 7, Woodbridge (west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100, where the family will receive Friends, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10: 30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice or Operation Christmas Child.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-09 published
HAROLD, Vincent John " Vince"
Peacefully, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at the Brantford General Hospital, in his 65th year; loving husband for 43 wonderful years of Evelyn (CROOME.) Inspirational father of Doug (Marlene) and Leigh (Drew) HODGINS; proud Grandad to Samantha, Amanda, Nicolas, Cassidy, Bethany and Douglas; predeceased by his parents Reginald and Doris HAROLD. Vince was a dedicated employee at Eagle Precision Technologies since 1957 and later retired in 2002. He was an avid golfer at Northridge, Savannah and the many courses of Golf North, and a long time member of the Brant County Dart League. He also enjoyed curling and woodworking. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1 p.m. Donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would be greatly appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca "The Love of My Life"

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HODGINS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-22 published
HILDEBRAND, Hubert
I would like to say my heartfelt thanks for all the cards, telephone calls, food and the donations to the new Markdale Hospital in honour of my husband Hubert. To all of you who came to the celebration of his life - thank you, if you came from far away or out of town. Many, many thanks to my children, Angela and Frank, my grandchildren Sean and Jesse, my sister Beata and Eva, my nephew Tom and his family, and his nephews Toni and Brian and family to his sister Broni and husband Leo, thank you for the ongoing support. For the beautiful eulogies I truly thank Angela, Eva, Beata and Frank, they were so full of love for Hubert. And last but not least I would like to thank the compassionate nurses and Doctors POWER, HODGINS and STEFANO for keeping Hubert comfortable until he died peacefully in his sleep. The ladies of Annesley United Church did a wonderful job of keeping everyone supplied with refreshments during the celebration of his life. Thank you. I will always remember all the kindnesses with a grateful heart.
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HODGINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-22 published
CLARK, Ruby
We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the support from our family and Friends during the illness and passing of our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, the late Ruby CLARK. We wish to thank Doctor HODGINS, all other attending physicians, the nurses and staff of the Grey Bruce Health Services - Markdale site - for the excellent care Mom received. Thank you to Rev. Mark WAUGH for his comforting message and celebration of Mom's life. To Brigitte and Grant MAY of the May Funeral Home, we appreciate your guidance and thoughtfulness. Thanks for the floral arrangements, donations made in Mom's memory, sympathy cards, food sent to our homes, and the Annesley United Church ladies for the lovely lunch served after the funeral. We were touched by everyone's concern and we truly appreciate all the acts of kindness shown to us.
- Anna and Ken RATCLIFFE, Diane and Paul LORD, Ruth and Will WONCH, and families
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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-04 published
HODGINS, Margaret Jean
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Monday, January 2nd, 2006, Margaret Jean HODGINS of London passed away in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Samuel John HODGINS. Dear mother of Anne and her husband Don THEDE of London. Loving grandmother of Katherine and Michael. Survived by sisters and brothers Agnes WILKES of Guelph, Ruth (Gerry) DIRSTEIN of Waterloo, Roy NIXON of Fergus, Austin NIXON of Stoneycreek, Jack and his wife Joan NIXON of Fergus, Kenneth NIXON and his wife Mary of Bowmanville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Howard, Chester, Raymond, Melvin, Joseph, and by sisters Edith RIGBY and Estella HILLMAN. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Keith McKEE officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
STEVENS, Judith " Judy" Carolyn
Suddenly at home on Saturday, December 31, 2005, Judith (Judy) Carolyn STEVENS of West Bank, British Columbia and formerly of London, in her 65th year. Predeceased by her husband, Larry "Joe" James STEVENS (1985.) Loving Mother of Rick and Jason, both of London, and Bob and his wife Sandy of Kilworth. Proud Grandmother of Daniella STEVENS. Sadly missed by her sisters, Sonya HODGINS and Vicky CHAPMAN, both of London, and Sharon BOX of West Bank, British Columbia. Also remembered by her sister-in-law Carol POMEROY of London and brother-in-law Ron STEVENS of Nilestown. Cremation to take place. Private family interment.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
HODGINS, Barb (CUNNINGHAM) (October 26, 1948-February 5, 2005)
A year ago God welcomed "Home" our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and Nana. She will be in our hearts forever. Mom, Dad, Dave, Don, and families. Ward, Jenn, Megan and families.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-10 published
ERWIN, Caroline
At London Health Sciences Centre University Campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, Caroline ERWIN, of R.R.#1 Putnam, in her 63rd year. Dear sister of George ERWIN and Grant ERWIN both of R.R.#1 Putnam and Frances HODGINS of Toronto. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Irno GRAVES and her sister-in-law Kay ERWIN. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Marilyn MYHRE officiating. Interment Putnam Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
STILES, Hendrika J. " Bobbe" (née CATOR)
Peacefully at McCormick Home on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Douglas C. STILES. Dear mother of Jamie STILES and his wife Julie of London, Bob STILES and his wife Arlene of Richmond Hill. Loving grandmother of Jay, Scott, Doug and Joe. Bobbe will be deeply missed by Laurie STILES. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Margaret McGINN of Lethbridge, her many nieces and nephews and Byron HODGINS. Predeceased by her brothers Ed, Tom and Richard CATOR. Born in 1920 in Saskatchewan, Bobbe served as a nurse during World War 2 and met her husband Doug in 1946 while both were still in the army in London, Ontario. She will be remembered for her love of life and her many commitments in the community including her work on the McCormick Home Auxiliary and at New St. James Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed curling and golf and was a Past Women's President at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St. at Wellington, on Thursday, March 2 at 11: 00 a.m. by Reverend Dr. Bob ROBINSON. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the McCormick Home Foundation, the Memorial Fund at New St. James Presbyterian Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-06 published
McFALLS, John Kenneth " Ken"
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2006. John Kenneth "Ken" McFALLS of Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, Parkhill and formerly of McGillivray Township in his 77th year. Dear son of the late Bert McFALLS (1955) and Mildred (HODGINS) McFALLS (1979.) Dear friend of Phillis FROUDE. Dear brother of Anne ROBINSON and the late Don ROBINSON (1990) R.R.#3 Parkhill, Greenway, Laurence and Elizabeth McFALLS of R.R.#8 Parkhill. Dear Uncle of Ruth ROBINSON (2005,) Robert and Beverly ROBINSON of London, Karen and Gerry PARKER of London, Bert and Lorri ROBINSON of London, Merla and Ian McLEAN of Moose Jaw, Albert and Brooke McFALLS of Parkhill, Jonathan McFALLS of Parkhill, Anna Marie McFALLS of Brantford, Robert McFALLS of Parkhill. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 9th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Ken would appreciate donations to the Parkhill Medical Center or Samaritan's Purse "Live Stock Project", 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, Alberta T3J 5H5. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. McFALLS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
SHAPTON, M. Bruce
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, March 9, 2006 M. Bruce SHAPTON of R.R.#1 Exeter in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Dolores (McDONALD) (ALLISON) SHAPTON. Dear father of Dianne E. SHAPTON and friend Douglas CONKLIN of Maynard, Sandra and Steve Murley of Owen Sound, Wayne and Dianne SHAPTON of R.R.#1 Exeter, Janet and John LANSDELL of Thamesford and Bevan and Joan SHAPTON of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Matthew SHAPTON; Sabrina, Ryan and Crystal MURLEY; Amy, Daniel, Lana and Janelle SHAPTON Amanda, Kate, Nicole and Shelby LANSDELL; and Brendan and Tanner SHAPTON. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert and Audrey SHAPTON of Woodstock, Margaret ANDRUSKI of Regina, Betty HODGINS of McGregor and Barbara WINEGARDEN of London. Predeceased by his parents Earl (1964) and Hilda (1986). Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Saturday, March 11th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Donations to Exeter United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-17 published
GAUDIO, Victor
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Victor GAUDIO of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" (HODGINS) (1995.) Much loved father of Barb and her husband Kevin RIPLEY, and Brian GAUDIO all of London. Dear brother of Frank GAUDIO and Lena BOWRON both of London. Loving grandfather of Brandon, Sean and Kasey. Predeceased by his brothers and sister, John, Jim and Anne HOWELL. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, March 20th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Victor are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society or the London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer Centre.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
HODGINS, Ellwood "Al"
Suddenly on Thursday, March 16, 2006 Ellwood (Al) HODGINS passed away in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Ellen (née SIMPSON.) Much loved father of Gary, Lori GASKO and her husband Jay, Brad, all of Bradford. Loving grandfather of Jordan, Curtis and Kevin. Sadly missed by brother-in-law Gary and his wife Kathy SIMPSON of Kirkton and their family. Son-in-law of Ken SIMPSON of London and the late Ruby. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Of Ontario or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-21 published
SHELLEY, Nadine Hope
Has gone to be with her mother Carol (LINDSAY) 1989, and the Lord, on Sunday, March 19th, 2006. Beloved daughter of Bryan SHELLEY and stepmother Darlene. Loving granddaughter of Beryl and Innes SHELLEY of London. Predeceased by her grandparents Victor and Edythe LINDSAY. Dearest sister of Craig (Katie,) and stepsister of Joel (Lisa) HODGINS and Jason (Barb) HODGINS all of London. Dear niece of Ellen SHELLEY of London, Mary (Don) ETHELSTON of Aylmer, and great-niece of Norma POPE and her late husband Joseph, and James and Dorothy EDWARDS of North Bay. Sadly missed by step-grandmother Alice HUGHES of Kitchener, family and Friends, especially dearest friend Jen FRANCE. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Nadine are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-27 published
BAIRD, Hugh Alexander
Suddenly at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006. Hugh A. BAIRD of R.R.#2 Parkhill in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Bessie (McINTOSH) BAIRD. Dear Father of Elise BAIRD and Alan BAIRD at home, Alice and Ken MILLIGAN of Strathroy. Grandpa to Nicole and Brittany. Dear Brother and brother-in-law of Janet and Ted SWAINE of Belleville, Erma and the late Bob BAIRD of Sarnia, Chuck and Mary Lou BAIRD of Sarnia, Della Jean and the late Art HODGINS of Parkhill. At Hugh's request his body has been donated to the University of Western Ontario Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. A memorial service will be conducted at M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill on Thursday, March 30th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. BAIRD at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
HODGINS, Ellwood "Al"
The family of the late Ellwood "Al" HODGINS would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who gave their support in our time of sorrow. Thanks to family, Friends and neighbours who contributed so graciously with floral tributes, donations, visits, food and cards of sympathy. Special thanks to Patty, Lynda, Aunt Pauline and Kathy for being there when we needed you most. Many thanks to Reverend Wayne PREVETT for all his kind words, prayers and personal tributes to Al. Special thanks to our friend Winston for his words at the service. Thanks to Holly, Jennifer and the Staff of Forest Lawn Chapel for their kind assistance and caring guidance. Everyone's thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Ellen, Gary, Lori, Brad and families.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-02 published
COOPER, Donald Ernest
A resident of Chatham. Donald Ernest COOPER died Saturday April 1, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 78. Born March 27, 1928 in Chatham, son of the late Lawrence Robert and Louisa Alice (RAPLEY) COOPER. Don was a retired employee of Ontario Hydro. Beloved husband of 55 years of Mary Ellen (KNIGHT) COOPER. Dear father of Paul COOPER of Red Deer, Alberta, Brian COOPER and Sandy YOUNG of Calgary, Robert Scott COOPER and Brenda SWAIN of Ridgetown and Mark COOPER of Ingersol. Grandfather of Amy and Daniel COOPER of Chatham and Lauren COOPER of London. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Monday April 3, 2006 from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home on Tuesday April 4, 2006 with The Rev. John HODGINS of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating. Interment St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Dontions made by cheque to the Lung Association or the Chatham-Kent Women's Centre appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-06 published
HODGINS, Anne
Suddenly at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, surrounded by her family, Anne HODGINS, of Straffordville, passed away at the age of 71 years. Wonderful wife and best friend for over 16 years to Don HODGINS. Loving mother to Robert CASEY of Toronto, Susan ARBOUR and her husband Dennis of Straffordville, Brenda (Casey) MacKENZIE of Vancouver. Grandmother to Nicholas and his wife Jessica, Sarah and her partner David, Christopher and his partner Kayla, and Richard. Great-grandmother to Dylan. Predeceased by her brother. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Anne will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-19 published
HODGINS, Cyril D.
At University Hospital on May 16, 2006, Cyril D. HODGINS, died peacefully, in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Marjorie HODGINS. Survived by son Doug and daughter-in-law Kathy, son tom and daughter-in-law Janette. Also survived by grandchildren: Sara, David, Kenyon, Jeffery and Andrew. Retired from The London Free Press after many years of faithful service. Admired and respected by Friends and family. He will be dearly missed. With respect to Cyril's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice greatly appreciated. On-line condolences available at www.memorial-funeral.ca

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-20 published
HERGERT, Charlene Renée (née STEPHENSON)
Charlene Renée (STEPHENSON) HERGERT of Ottawa, passed away at Queensway-Carleton Hospital on Sunday, May 14th, 2006. Born in Clinton on January 11th, 1969, Charlene was in her 38th year. Lovingly remembered by husband Jason, her children Ryan, Jessica and Laura, her mother Sharon STEPHENSON of Brussels, her sisters Corrinna STRONG and husband Peter of Mississauga and Chantelle DEN DEKKER and husband Arnold of Brussels, her grandparents Charles STOREY and Mary PENNINGTON of Saint Mary's and Sarah STEPHENSON of Brussels, and her nieces and nephews MacKenzie, Kennedy, Connor and Megan. Predeceased by her father Frederrick STEPHENSON, her sister Rhonda STEPHENSON grandparents Mary STOREY and Dick STEPHENSON and cousin Dan STOREY. Also remembered by her aunts and uncles Ken and Anita STOREY and Don and Anne STOREY all of Saint Mary's, Lois and Wayne TODD of Wingham and Doreen and Ralph WELSH of Bayfield, parents-in-law Gary and Ruth HERGERT, her brother-in-law Adam HERGERT (Yvonne KOOL,) and her sister-in-law Connie HERGERT (Shaun HODGINS.) Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday from the Schimanksi Family Funeral Home, 401 Albert Street, Brussels. The funeral service will be conducted from Saint_John's Anglican Church, 633 Turnberry Street, Brussels, on Monday, May 22nd at 1: 00 p.m. Burial will take place in Brussels Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Saint_John's Anglican Church. Online condolences may be made at www.schimanskifamilyfuneralhome.com

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-20 published
HODGINS, Audrey (McNAIR)
At Countryside Manor on Sunday, June 18, 2006 Audrey (McNAIR) HODGINS formerly of Ilderton in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) HODGINS (1996.) Dear mother of Joan and Gord TAILOR/TAYLOR of Ilderton, Sandy and Dennis STEAD of Thamesford, Nancy and Bob MANNING of Ilderton and Wayne HODGINS and Christine GAUTHIER of Milton. Dear grandmother of Sara, Andrea and Adam Derek and his fiancé Sara, and Lindsay; J.R. and Chelsey; Ryan, Brett and Cole; and 4 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Margaret CARMICHAEL and Leona FLEMING/FLEMMING both of London, Scott McNAIR of Ilderton, Doris HODGINS of Lucan, and Jack and Ruth HODGINS of Ilderton. Predeceased by a sister Cicily McNAIR, sister-in-law Nora McNAIR and brothers-in-law Cal CARMICHAEL, Clair FLEMING/FLEMMING and Donald HODGINS. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 21st at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pam TOLMAY officiating. Interment Telfer Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-01 published
HODGINS, Audrey
Our family would like to thank all our dear relatives, Friends and neighbours who supported us in so many ways during the recent loss of our mother Audrey HODGINS. Special thanks to Heather BICE and her staff at Countryside Manor and to Mom's many wonderful Friends who have shown her so much kindness over the last few years. Thanks also to C. Haskett and Sons Funeral Home for their help and compassion, to Rev. Pam TOLMAY for her kind words, to Vanneck United Church for their ministry of music, to Vanneck United Ladies for the delicious lunch and to the Red Hat Ladies "Sassy But Classy" for their honour guard. Mom would have been please to know so many cared. Joan, Sandy, Nancy, Wayne and families.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-13 published
HODGINS, Mack Eugene
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, July 11, 2006. Mack E. HODGINS of Parkhill in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Lois (SADLER) HODGINS. Dear father of Rick and Patti HODGINS, Lori and Mark DOYLE, both of Parkhill. Grandfather to Josh, Jaden, Jarett HODGINS, Brady and Brooke DOYLE. Brother of Bev and Jean HODGINS of Parkhill, Betty and Doug WALLIS of London, Wayne and Sue HODGINS of Arkona. Brother-in-law of Roger and Norma QUICK of Georgia, Fred and Sharon SADLER of Parkhill, Ron and Marilyn SADLER of London. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Emma HODGINS, brother-in-law Mason BROWN. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, July 14 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Reverend Greg LITTLE will officiate. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkhill Community Medical Centre would be appreciated. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Share a memory or send condolence to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. HODGINS at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation, Parkhill.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-17 published
FORREST, Lucinda " Cindy" (BOWERMAN)
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, July 15, 2006 Lucinda (Cindy) (BOWERMAN) FORREST of Exeter in her 59th year. Beloved wife of Robert (Bob) FORRESAINT_Dear mother of Lisa and Doug CAMPBELL of Whitby and Lucas FORREST and Meagan RATZ of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Lauren ROSE. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Art and Betty BOWERMAN, Ila BOWERMAN and Jane BOWERMAN all of Huron Park, Herb and Ruth BOWERMAN of Belmont, Susan and Bob GLASGOW of Glencoe, Karen and John CLOUDT of Ilderton, Liz and Derwyn HODGINS of Exeter, Lillian and Mark HEARN of Crediton and Gary CAMPBELL and his friend Jan COLLINS of Hensall. Predeceased by her sister Wendy CAMPBELL (1995.) Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 17th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Duane McLEAN officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation or South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-16 published
MORLEY, Ethel Armina (CARTER)
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig Ontario on Thursday September 14, 2006. Ethel Armina (CARTER) MORLEY in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late James W. MORLEY (2003.) Dear mother of Bev MORLEY of London, Edith and Bob HODGINS of Ailsa Craig and Liz DURAND of London. Dearly loved grandmother of Terry and Trudy HODGINS of Ailsa Craig, April and Luc GADOURY of Parry Sound, Adam and Carrie DURAND of Bayfield, Aimee and Kieran O'SULLIVAN of London and Allison DURAND of London. Dear great-grandmother of 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Gordon MORLEY of Craigwiel Gardens. Predeceased by brother Gordon CARTER and sister Edith CARTER (infant.) Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Hearing Society, 181 Wellington Street, London, N6B 2K9 would be appreciated. T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig entrusted with arrangements (519-293-3331). A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Ethel MORLEY.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-22 published
HODGINS, Betty (ALLISON)
With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Mom into God's loving arms at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of the late Bill HODGINS and loving mother to Linda UPCOTT and husband Shane, Brenda SENECHAL and husband Jacques, Jim and wife Bev, Joanne, Bob and wife Patti, and Donna. Loving grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son. She will be missed by nieces, nephews, sisters and in-laws. She forever touched the lives of everyone she met. She was the "Hug" lady. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Essex United Church, 53 Talbot Street South, on Saturday, September 23, 2006 from 9: 30 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service to celebrate Betty's life at 10: 30 a.m. If you so desire, donations may be made to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses or the charity of choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233). The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Victorian Order of Nurses, especially Vicky SMITH, C.C.A.C., especially Naomi PENGALLY, Hospice and the Cancer Clinic for the loving care and assistance. Also special thanks to all the special Friends for their assistance and support. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
WOODS, Clarence Robert " Woody"
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Campus, London, on Monday, September 25, 2006, Clarence Robert "Woody" WOODS of Kintore in his 77th year. Beloved husband of 53 years of Julia (CALDER) WOODS. Loving father of Deb (Bob) ROSS of Embro, Janice (King) WRIGHT of Port Carling, Lois (Locke) ROWE of Toronto, and Marcia WOODS of Oshawa. Clarence was an extraordinary grandfather who will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Becky, Matthew, Denny, Haley, Taylor, Hannah and Alex. Survived by sisters Doris HODGINS and Marjorie MARTIN and Uncle George HERON. His memory will be cherished by many other family members and Friends. Cremation has taken place. All are invited to attend a memorial service at Chalmers United Church, Kintore on Saturday September 30th at 11: 00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Chalmers United Church Memorial Fund and may be arranged through the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford. (519) 285-2427

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
O'NEIL, Merna Irene (HODGINS)
At McGarrell Place, London on Sunday, October 1, 2006 Merna Irene (HODGINS) O'NEIL formerly of Lucan in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph O'NEIL (1967.) Dear mother of Don and Phyllis O'NEIL of Lucan, Keith and Barb O'NEIL and Lois VAN GEEL all of London, Marlene and Paul LAVERDURE of Cambridge and Margaret and Greg MEYERS of Tillsonburg. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Harold HODGINS of Middlesex Centre and Ilene and Leeland DESJARDINE of Exeter. Predeceased by a son-in-law Carl VAN GEEL (1982) and a sister-in-law Esther HODGINS (1999.) Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment Birr Anglican Cemetery. Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lucan would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-06 published
TURNER, Maria " Marie" (HODGINS)
At the Chateau Gardens Nursing Home on Wednesday, October 4, 2006. Maria "Marie" (HODGINS) TURNER of Parkhill in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Earl W. TURNER (1991.) Dear mother of Donna Clarke (Ross 1981) of Crediton, Ron and Marlene TURNER of Parkhill. Dear grandmother of 7 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Viola EASTMAN. Predeceased by sisters Angeline SCOTT, Mary LATTA and Laura ROWE, brothers Freeman, John, Nelson, George and Arthur HODGINS. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, October 7 at 11: 30 a.m. Reverend Doug WRIGHT will officiate. Visitation on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment in Arkona Cemetery. Donations to the Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Memorial Fund or the Parkhill United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mrs. Turner.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-18 published
MARTIN, George E.
He has "slipped the surly bonds of earth…" A resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, George E. MARTIN died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Sue (MAYBEE) MARTIN for 39 years. Loving father of Tim and Christine MARTIN of Oakville and Dan and Carolyn MARTIN of Chatham. Much loved grandpa of Thomas George MARTIN of Chatham. Born in Strathroy, son of the late Kenneth and Vivian (MITCHELL) MARTIN. Brother of Ray and Margaret MARTIN of Ottawa, Ernie MARTIN of Strathroy, Jeanne and John VAN ROSSUM of London and the late Ken MARTIN. Brother-in-law of Loretta MARTIN of LaSallette, Sandi and Duane HOWES and Ted and Betty MAYBEE, all of Thunder Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. After his retirement from Bell Canada in 1999, George immersed himself in his true passions-woodworking and cooking. The fruits of his labours will be missed by many while his workshop creations continue to bring joy and comfort. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006 from Holy Trinity Church, Chatham with Rev. John HODGINS officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations, made by cheque, to the London Regional Cancer Centre or Holy Trinity Church Building Fund appreciated.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
HODGINS, Jack
At Wingham and District Hospital, on Saturday, November 18, 2006, Mr. Jack HODGINS of Wingham, age 79 years. Beloved husband of the former Joyce JARDINE. Dear father of David and Melinda HODGINS and Rick and Joanne HODGINS of Wingham and Catherine and Gordon HILL of Cobourg. Grandfather of Kyle, Trevor, Jordan, Brock and Spencer HODGINS, Christopher, Scott and Nicole HILL. Also survived by his brother Arthur and Alice HODGINS in California. Jack was founder of J.E. Hodgins Lumber in Wingham. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Monday, 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral chapel on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. Interment in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Ontario. Memorial donations to Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or Wingham United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
HODGINS, Jack Stewart
Peacefully, at University Hospital, London surrounded by his family on Friday, December 1, 2006, Jack Stewart HODGINS of Ilderton in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Ruth (Joiner) HODGINS and dearly beloved father of Kelly and John WATTERTON, Brenda and Mark MEAD, and Jeff and Cassie HODGINS. Loving grandfather of Erin, Katie, Ryan, and Lauren; Nicole and Jenna; and Meg and Elyse. Brother-in-law of Doris HODGINS, Bob and Isabel SANDERSON and Bob and Marj JOINER. Predeceased by brothers Donald HODGINS and Robert HODGINS and his wife Audrey HODGINS. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, December 4th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill McAUSLAN officiating. Cremation with interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Lions Service in the funeral home Sunday evening at 8 p.m. under the auspices of Ilderton Lions Club. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
MORLEY, Bev
Past away peacefully but unexpectedly with his sister by his side at University Hospital on Monday December 4, 2006, age 69. Predeceased by his mother Ethel (2006) and his father Jim (2003). Dear brother of Edith and Bob HODGINS of Ailsa Craig and Liz DURAND of London. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Cremation. Graveside service will be held at Parkhill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig. His sisters would like to thank the staff at Chateau Gardens London for the care given to Bev over the years. A tree will be planted in memory of Mr. Bev MORLEY.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
HODGINS, Jack
The family of the late Jack HODGINS, would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to family, Friends and nieghbours for the many acts of kindness we received during our recent loss of a wonderful husband, father and papa. Thank you for your prayers, flowers, cards, food and memorial donations. A special thanks to the staff and doctors at the Ilderton Medical Clinic, nurses and staff at University Hospital, the London Cancer Clinic, Victorian Order of Nurses Home Care, The Reverend McAUSLAN, Bob HARVEY, Iderton Lions Club, Ilderton United Church Women Ladies and the Haskett Funeral Home. Your kindness will never be forgotten, Bruce HODGINS and family.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-23 published
HODGINS, Beverley Roberts
At University Hospital, London on Friday, December 22, 2006 Beverley Roberts HODGINS of Lucan in his 77th year. Dear brother of Roscoe and Marion HODGINS of Lucan and Loreen MORLEY of Ailsa Craig. Dear uncle of Elizabeth, Paul and Susan; and Gary. Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Edna HODGINS and brother-in-law Bruce MORLEY. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday, December 27th from 11: 30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service which will be held at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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HODGINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-23 published
HODGINS, Jack
The family of the late Jack HODGINS, would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to family, Friends and neighbours for the many acts of kindness we received during our recent loss of a wonderful husband, father and papa. Thank you for your prayers, flowers, cards, food and memorial donations. A special thanks to the staff and doctors at the Ilderton Medical Clinic, nurses and staff at University Hospital, the London Cancer Clinic, Victorian Order of Nurses Home Care, The Reverend McAUSLAN, Bob HARVEY, Ilderton Lions Club, Ilderton United Church Women Ladies and the Haskett Funeral Home. Your kindness will never be forgotten, Ruth Hodgins and family.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
STILES, Hendrika J. " Bobbe" (née CATOR)
Peacefully at McCormick Home, London on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Douglas C. STILES. Dear mother of Jamie STILES and his wife Julie of London, Bob STILES and his wife Arlene of Richmond Hill. Loving grandmother of Jay, Scott, Doug and Joe. Bobbe will be deeply missed by Laurie STILES. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Margaret McGINN of Calgary, her many nieces and nephews, and Byron HODGINS. Predeceased by her brothers Ed, Tom and Richard CATOR. Born in 1920 in Saskatchewan, Bobbe served as a nurse during World War 2 and met her husband Doug in 1946 while both were still in the army in London, Ontario. She will be remembered for her love of life and her many commitments in the community including her work on the McCormick Home Auxiliary and at New St. James Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed curling and golf and was a Past Women's President at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted at New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford St. at Wellington, London on Thursday, March 2 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Dr. Bob ROBINSON. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the McCormick Home Foundation, the Memorial Fund at New St. James Presbyterian Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-14 published
Magnus GUNTHER, Professor And Activist (1934-2006)
Raised in South Africa, he left to escape apartheid and eventually settled in Canada where he regrouped and mounted a private war on the racist regime in Johannesburg. He later became an expert on Inuit land claims
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- The cut and thrust of politics fascinated Magnus GUNTHER. As a youth in Johannesburg and later in the Netherlands, he played active roles in the international student movement and in the struggle against apartheid. When those activities left him without a South African passport, he brought his passion for political science to Canada, where he taught at York and Trent Universities, and took on a number of fact-finding missions for the federal government.
As a student leader, he lobbied for democracy in Franco's Spain, for an end to French rule in Algeria and for black rights in South Africa. Yet he steered clear of Communist groups that had similar aims. As an opponent of apartheid, he gave support from abroad to the African Resistance Movement's campaign of sabotage against property within South Africa. Although always to the left of the political centre, he became a target of leftist critics himself in 1992, over a report he wrote for the federal government. It took the side of Ottawa over Inuit villagers who claimed they had been relocated to the high Arctic against their will.
For more than three decades, Prof. GUNTHER suffered from Crohn's disease, undergoing major surgery and periods of hospitalization. Yet he continued to be involved in international political causes even into his retirement.
"He was a very skillful backroom politician," says John Shingler, a former South African student leader and now a financial consultant in Montreal. "He knew the dynamics of a group and how to garner a majority of support."
Magnus GUNTHER, an only child, was born in Germany in 1934. When he was 2, his parents, Johann and Katerina GUNTHER, moved to Johannesburg to escape the Nazi regime and ensure a Catholic education for their son. But the father was soon interned in his new homeland because of his German nationality. He moved to South-West Africa (now Namibia) when Magnus was 12, leaving the mother to raise the boy.
After dropping out of medical school at 19, Magnus GUNTHER worked underground in a Johannesburg mine. But he hated having to supervise black workers who were more experienced than he was. Later, while attending the University of the Witwatersrand, he served as president of the Student Representative Council in 1957-58 and led a highly-publicized march through the streets of Johannesburg to protest apartheid at the university. He went on to become vice-president of international relations with the National Union of South African Students. From 1959 to 1964, he worked in Leiden, the Netherlands, with the Co-ordinating Secretariat of the International Student Conference, which represented national student organizations from a number of countries. While there he gave speeches, organized conferences, wrote articles and travelled extensively, working to further the group's fights against racism and colonialism.
A rival organization, based in Prague, was believed to be directed from Moscow. But it was years later before he found out that his own group had been largely financed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Despite the revelation, he continued his Friendship with an American student leader who had known all along. Friends cite that as an example of his forgiving nature.
Michael Stevenson, now president of Simon Fraser University, was involved in student politics at Witwatersrand in the early sixties. He recalls Magnus GUNTHER returning to South Africa from Holland at great personal risk to speak at a student conference. He showed up "like the Scarlet Pimpernel" with no advance publicity and was greeted as legendary hero.
By then, he was giving support from outside the country to the National Committee of Liberation, later the African Resistance Movement, a clandestine anti-apartheid organization of mostly white Liberals. It was founded in 1960 after 250 unarmed blacks were killed or wounded by police during a rally in the Township of Sharpeville. The group supported bombings and sabotage against property and government installations, as long as no people were killed or injured. African Resistance Movement was crushed by the South African government in 1964 after one member, Adrian Leftwich, testified against his associates under threat of execution. By then a professor at the University of York in England, he was disowned by most African Resistance Movement supporters. But Magnus GUNTHER continued to keep in touch.
"His view was there but for the grace of God go I," says Prof. Leftwich.
In his retirement, Prof. GUNTHER chronicled the history of African Resistance Movement in a chapter written for Vol. I of The Road to Democracy in South Africa, published in 2004. He writes there of his personal involvement in a failed attempt to use a Second World War torpedo boat to transport arms and explosives into South Africa and to bring exiles out. He also cites his various unsuccessful attempts to raise money and obtain explosives for African Resistance Movementusing his international student contacts in Algeria and elsewhere.
Leaving his post in Holland, he obtained a doctorate in political science at the University of North Carolina in the mid-1960s. While there he married his first wife, Phyllis SHAFER. With South Africa refusing to issue him a new passport, he was admitted to Canada in 1966 on a laissez-passer permit, which allowed him to teach at York University in Toronto.
Before long he had bought a 60-hectare farm near Keene, Ontario, with a friend and lived on it for a while with his wife and children. He loved ploughing fields with a tractor because it was one place where he could see instantly the results of his labours, says Phyllis GUNTHER. The professor believed he could teach himself to do anything, she says. So he took a course in plumbing and then installed running water and a bathroom in the dilapidated farmhouse.
In 1975, after Prof. GUNTHER was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 40, he moved from York University to Trent in Peterborough, which was closer to the farm. Otherwise he refused to slow down. Few people were aware of his suffering, says Derek COHEN, a colleague at York. As always Prof. GUNTHER was the centre of attention at any social gathering. Friends say he had an infectious sense of humour, a love of conversation and a sincere concern for the problems of others, as well as a passion for books. While at Trent, Prof. GUNTHER supported many aboriginal and environmental causes, says Bruce HODGINS, then a history professor. The two were among dozens charged with mischief in 1989 for blocking a logging road in the Temagami wilderness in a bid to protect an old-growth forest. He was detained and fingerprinted, but the charges were dropped before trial.
From 1980 to 1983, Prof. GUNTHER took a leave from Trent to serve as a senior policy adviser with the federal ministry of social development in Ottawa as part of an executive exchange. Contacts he made then helped him win a number of future contracts with the federal government. In 1980, the professor separated from his first wife. Six years later, he married Jan DE CRESPIGNY, an Ottawa psychologist who had been born in South Africa.
In 1990, he wrote a report for the federal department of Indian affairs on the overlapping land claims of the Inuit, Métis and Dene in Canada's Arctic. John Parker, a former Northwest Territories Commissioner, used the research as source material when he advised Ottawa on the boundary line that would separate the new territory of Nunavut from the Northwest Territories. He calls Prof. GUNTHER's report "an important piece of work, well-done."
In 1992, the professor found himself embroiled in controversy after he was commissioned to write a report for the same department on the relocation of Inuit families in the early 1950s from Northern Quebec to the high Arctic. The Inuit were seeking compensation from Ottawa, claiming they were dumped and abandoned in order for Canada to assert sovereignty in the far north. Prof. GUNTHER's 400-page report, along with testimony he gave the following year at a royal commission into the issue, asserted that the Inuit were moved to an area where game was abundant, that the government had not acted maliciously and the relocation was actually a success story.
One critic of his stand was Andrew J. Orkin, a McGill professor. Ironically Prof. Orkin was also a South African and an opponent of apartheid, although the men were not aware of this link. In an opinion article in The Globe and Mail, Prof. Orkin wrote: "In short, the government-commissioned report is a systematic assault on the veracity and understanding of the Inuit who have testified about the event and its effects on their lives and society. As a result, it compounds the profound wrong done to them by the relocation itself."
But Sheila Meldrum, a former bureaucrat in the Indian affairs department, says Prof. GUNTHER produced a thorough and competent report, and was criticized only because opinion was polarized on the issue. The royal commission's findings were that Canada's attempt to restore "the natural state of the Inuit" had been "dishonest, inhumane and illegal." Eventually Ottawa paid $10-million in compensation.
After taking early retirement from Trent in 1998, Prof. GUNTHER continued to travel widely in pursuit of his political interests. He attended a United Nations summit against racism in Durban in 2001, was a member of Oxfam Canada's observer mission to the fist post-apartheid elections in South Africa in 1994, and travelled to Ukraine over Christmas in 2004 to monitor elections there.
Magnus GUNTHER was born on September 17, 1934, in Munich. He died in Ottawa on March 7, 2006, two months after being diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. He was 71. He is survived by his wife Jan de Crespigny, and by his children David, Katherine, Julian and Harriet. He also leaves his first wife Phyllis and three grandchildren.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-27 published
McCALLUM, Marion E.
Peacefully with her family by her side at the William Osler Health Centre - Etobicoke Campus on Monday, June 26, 2006 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of W. Gordon McCALLUM. Loving mother of Marilyn and her husband David McWHINNIE of Orangeville, Ross and his wife Karin of London, and Mark. Cherished Grandma of Erin and Amber. Dear sister of Kay HODGINS. Marion will be lovingly remembered by her nephew Bob HODGINS and nieces Trish and Jill HODGINS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Yorke" Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World would be appreciated.

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HODGINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
STILES, Hendrika J. " Bobbe" (née CATOR)
Peacefully at McCormick Home, London, on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Douglas C. STILES. Dear mother of Jamie STILES and his wife Julie of London, Bob STILES and his wife Arlene of Richmond Hill. Loving grandmother of Jay, Scott, Doug and Joe. Bobbe will be deeply missed by Laurie STILES. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Margaret McGINN of Calgary, her many nieces and nephews, and Byron HODGINS. Predeceased by her brothers Ed, Tom and Richard CATOR. Born in 1920 in Saskatchewan, Bobbe served as a nurse during World War 2 and met her husband Doug in 1946 while both were still in the army in London, Ontario. She will be remembered for her love of life and her many commitments in the community including her work on the McCormick Home Auxiliary and at New St. James Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed curling and golf and was a Past Women's President at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted at New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford Street, at Wellington, London, on Thursday, March 2 at 11: 00 a.m. by Rev. Dr. Bob ROBINSON. Interment Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the McCormick Home Foundation, the Memorial Fund at New St. James Presbyterian Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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