HOLMQUIST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-04 published
McKEOWN, Jay
41, of Mitchell passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Saturday, December 2, 2006. Beloved son of Lorraine (ROBILLARD) McKEOWN of Mitchell and the late Doctor George A. McKEOWN (2006.) Dear brother of Mary Fran McKEOWN of London; dear nephew of Pat and Earlene McKEOWN of Huntsville and Maurice and Heather ROBILLARD of Midland. Also surviving are a number of cousins; best Friends Bob and Kathy LAUZE, Al and Sherry LAUZE and dear friend Kathleen HOLMQUIST. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Saturday, December 9, 2006 from 6-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Ritz Villa Missing Link or charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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HOLNESS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-17 published
HOLNESS, Albert
Peacefully at University Hospital on Sunday, January 15th, 2006, Mr. Albert HOLNESS, of London, in his 84th year. Loving father of David, Michael, Timothy and Kelly and their spouses. Dear grandfather of Patrick, Drew, Alyssa, Jessica, Dale, Alex and Chase. Great grandfather of Tanya, Ryan and Trey. He is also survived by his brother Edward and sister Lillian SHAKESPEARE. Visitation will be held at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas St.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 18th, 2006 at 1 p.m. A legion service will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. under the auspices of the Victory Branch. Donations in memory of Bert to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at mem.com.

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HOLOWATY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
LORD, Arthur
(World War 2 Veteran Royal Air Force, Retired from Unilever Canada Ltd. in 1984)
Peacefully at York Central Hospital on Wednesday April 12, 2006. Arthur, caring husband to Tina (née HOLOWATY) for 45 years. Loving father to Linda of Ottawa and Jennifer of Vancouver. Also survived by his brother Frank and sisters Vic, and Phyl all in England. Friends may visit at the Marshall Funeral Home 10366 Yonge St. Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) after 10 a.m. on Saturday April 15, for a service at 11 a.m. Interment in the Elgin Mills Cemetery. In Arthur's memory donations may be made to the United Way of York Region.

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HOLOWCZAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-17 published
TOMILSON, Marina (née HANN)
Peacefully with her family by her side, on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the Etobicoke General Hospital at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Ken for almost 40 years. Cherished mother of Holly and her husband John HOLOWCZAK, and Lisa and her husband Leon DOBELL. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Brandon and Michael. Dear sister of Audrey HICKEY, Ruby TAILOR/TAYLOR and the late Jack HANN. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 from 2 p.m. until the time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 3 p.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital or the charity of your choice.

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HOLOWNIA o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-31 published
DAGLISH, Major Julian, M.B.E.
Peacefully at St. Heliers Hospital, London, England on March 23, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Nancy (Sao Sein Nyunt). Loving father of Nancy Jean (Mrs. George CZERNY- HOLOWNIA;) Derek and Raymond. Grandfather to Stephen, Douglas, Matthew and Kevin. Great-grandfather of Sofie, Quinlan, Jack, Oliver and Lauren. Brother to Audrey (Jimmy) O'DWYER and Mary (Laulie) SCOTT. Predeceased by brothers, George and Alastair and sister Dione. Funeral service to begin at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium in London, England. Major Julian DAGLISH, M.B.E., was born September 19, 1916 in Garston, County of Liverpool, England. He was one of six children born to marine engineer, George Grant DAGLISH and his wife Lucy Elizabeth DAGLISH (formerly MacDONALD.) Mr. DAGLISH's career path took him into the military and he became a Second Lieutenant with the 7th (Burma Police) The Burma Rifles, stationed in Burma, which is now known as Myanmar. Eventually, Mr. DAGLISH was appointed Commandant, Northern Shan States Frontier Constabulary, a jurisdiction which covered the four main substates of North Hsenwi, South Hsenwi, Manglun and Kokang. While stationed in Lashio, Burma, Mr. DAGLISH met his bride-to-be, Nancy at the funeral of her father, Sao Naw Mong (Sao Song) in 1945 in nearby Mongyai, Sao Now Mong was the Sabwa (chief) of Hsenwi State. Mr. DAGLISH married Nancy (Sao Sein Nyunt) on December 23, 1946. At that time, he was District Superintendent of Police, Burma. Mr. And Mrs. DAGLISH moved to England in 1952, at first living in Liverpool and then moving to Wimbledon Park, London. By that time, they had a four year old daughter Nancy Jean. Later, they had two sons, Derek Roland and Raymond Frank. For his distinguished military service, Mr. DAGLISH - then a captain - received the honour of Member of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.). He was congratulated on his M.B.E. by King George The Sixth. Among other medals received by Mr. DAGLISH are two defence medals, as well as The Burma Star and the 1939-1945 Star. Mr. DAGLISH was a member of the Royal Over-Seas League, The Victory Services Club, and The British-Burma Society. He supported many organizations including The Indian Police (United Kingdom) Association; The Worshipful Company of Paviors. He was an active supporter of arts and cultural organizations. After his retirement from the military, Mr. DAGLISH worked as an accountant until he retired to further enjoy his interest in arts, travel and genealogy.

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HOLOWNIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
DAGLISH, Major Julian, M.B.E.
Peacefully at St. Heliers Hospital, London, England on March 23, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Nancy (Sao Sein Nyunt). Loving father of Nancy Jean (Mrs. George CZERNY- HOLOWNIA of Collingwood, Ontario), Derek and Raymond. Grandfather to Stephen, Douglas, Matthew and Kevin. Great-grandfather of Sofie, Quinlan, Jack, Oliver and Lauren. Brother to Audrey (Jimmy) O'DWYER and Mary (Laulie) SCOTT. Predeceased by brothers George and Alastair, and sister Dione. Funeral service to begin at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium in London, England.

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HOLROYD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-02-08 published
HOLROYD, Sidney Irwin (February 8, 1939-November 30, 2004)
"The way you smiled, the dreams we shared,
Keep opening up my heart and I can feel you there.
You showed us how to face each day
We owe you our happiness to you in every way
Though the distance that's between us today
Still makes us cry and breaks our hearts in every way
Deep inside we all know you're near
It just will never be the same without you here.
As you lay to rest, our hearts they cried,
But because of you, there's not a day that we don't try
To make you proud, to smile for you,
There's nothing in this world, for you we wouldn't do.
Though times get tough and tears are shed,
My heart remembers all the truths that you once said.
Though we are here, and you are there.
We know you're never gone, We feel you everywhere."
Love June and Heather and Grant, Rob and Lesley, Nicole and Justin, Samantha and Aaron.
We love and miss you Grandpa.
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HOLROYD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-14 published
HOLROYD, Sid (February 8, 1939-November 30, 2004)
June 10th, 2006 would have been our 45th Wedding Anniversary and we were going to take our cruise. I will go down to the beach front with a "model ship" and wish you were still with me in person. "My life goes on without you, and nothing is the same. I try to hide my heartache when someone mentions your name. You are with me every passing hour, in waking and in my dreams. But so very hard to live without, you're always there it seems. You did so many things for me, your heart was kind and true and when I needed someone most, I could always count on you. Our special years will never return when we were there for each other, but with all this love for you in my heart, you will walk with me forever." All My Love; "J"
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HOLROYD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-29 published
HOLROYD, Sid (February 8, 1939 to November 30, 2004)
"I remember the day I met you,
The day our vows made you mine,
I remember the day I lost you,
And will to the end of time.
With all the tears and heartaches,
The one thing that make me glad,
That you chose me to share with you,
The wonderful year we had (50+).
I often sit and think of you,
And cry a silent tear,
You live with me in memory,
Each day through the year.
How can I ever forget you,
And everything I do,
Is something that reminds me,
Of the years I spent with you.
It seems so very long now Sid,
Since you were called away,
And still the time I miss you most,
Is each and every day."
Eternal Love; June
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HOLRYOD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-07 published
HOLRYOD, Sid (February 8, 1939-November 30, 2004)
June 10th, 2006 would have been our 45th Wedding Anniversary and we were going to take our cruise. I will go down to the beach front with a "model ship" and wish you were still with me in person.
"My life goes on without you, and nothing is the same. I try to hide my heartache when someone mentions your name. You are with me every passing hour, in waking and in my dreams. But so very hard to live without, you're always there it seems. You did so many things for me, your heart was kind and true and when I needed someone most, I could always count on you. Our special years will never return when we were there for each other, but with all this love for you in my heart, you will walk with me forever."
All My Love; "J"
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HOLSEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
BRYCK, Judith Ann (née HOLSEY)
Peacefully at The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington surrounded by her family on Monday, February 6, 2006, Judy BRYCK, at the age of 65 years. Beloved wife of Don and loved mother of Steven and Brenda, Heidi and Dave MASTERS, Jim and Louise, and Heather. Dear Grandma of Dawn, Stephanie, Natasha, Elysia, Nickolas, Leighann, and Meagan. She will also be missed by her sister Cathy and her husband Ted McCUDDEN as well as her brothers and sisters-in-law. Judy was well known amongst "crafts people" in the Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton areas. Friends may call at the Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Reception to follow in the Family Centre. Private cremation and interment. If so desired, donations to The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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HOLST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
PEAL, William " Bill" " Ham"
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 16, 2006, Ham (Bill/William) was born at Rockwood, Ontario, January 4, 1920, eldest son of George W. and Myrtle (HAMILTON) PEAL. Husband for 67 years of Ada Lorraine ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (2005,) father of Joy Donna (Sanford) BENDER of Guelph and David William (Shirley) PEAL of Winnipeg. Survived by sister Gloria (Dave) NELSON, grandchildren Donna (Bryan) HOLST and Douglas SMITH and great-grandchildren Erika, Geordan, Hayley and Wyatt. Predeceased by siblings: Irene, Ruth, Joy and Bradley and youngest son James Robert PEAL (1969.) Ham served with the 12th Field Royal Canadian Artillery in France from June 6 to July 18, 1944; was a member of the 12th Field Regiment Association, a member and past president of Branch 197 Royal Canadian Legion in Acton, a former volunteer fire-fighter and councilor for the Town of Acton, as well as an original member of "Acton's Pride and Joy: The Five Straws". Following World War 2, Ham spent most of his working years in the heavy trucking industry, making the move from power unit to desk in the late '60s with Trimac Transportation System, with whom he served as operations and branch manager in various locations until his retirement in 1985. The family will receive Friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel", 55 Mill Street East, Acton (1-877-421-9860 toll free) on Monday, February 20th from 7-9 p.m. with a Legion tribute to follow. The Funeral Service will be held in the "Shoemaker Chapel" on Tuesday, February 21st at two o'clock with the Reverend Canon Laurie DUBY officiating. Spring Inurnment, Rockwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a remembrance may care to do so via donations to the Salvation Army or charity of personal choice.

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HOLST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
VAN DER HOLST, Wilhelmus J. "Bill"
Peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Saturday, September 30, 2006. Wilhelmus J. (Bill) VAN DER HOLST age 71 years. Beloved husband for 45 years of Leone (YOUNGSON) VAN DER HOLST. Loving father of Debra VAN DER HOLST of Saint Marys. Proud grandfather of Scott and Michael. He is survived by 4 sisters and 2 brothers all of the Netherlands and a cousin Arie VAN DER HOLST of Colborne and their families. At Bill's request cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. In his memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. L.A. Ball Tele #519-284-1480 Fax #519-284-4661

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HOLST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-20 published
BAX, Anne (née VANDERLANS)
Suddenly at her residence on Monday, December 18, 2006, Anne BAX (née VANDERLANS) of Bexley St. Woodstock in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Herman BAX. Dear mother of Gerry HAGUE and her husband Jim of Beachville, Conny MOODY and her husband Jason of Michigan, Kathy HOWE and her husband Terry of Ingersoll and John BAX. Loved grandmother of James and Joseph HAGUE, Monica FUNK, and Rebecca HOWE. Dear sister of Til WOLVERS and her husband Piet, Nel VANDER HOLST, Alie VANDERLANS and her husband Gerrard, Leontien VANKLINK and her husband Andre and sister-in-law Mien VANDERLANS all of Holland. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Arie and Jan VANDERLANS. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock Wednesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. with Father Chris GEVAERT officiating. Interment Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Lung Association of Oxford County would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 6: 30 p.m.

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HOLSTEAD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
ROBERTSON, George A.
It is with sadness, that the family of Mr. George A. ROBERTSON announces his sudden passing at University Hospital on November 23, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Olive ROBERTSON for 63 years. Loving father of Edgar of Washago, Ontario, Mary HOLSTEAD of London, Catharine and husband Bob WOXMAN of Byron and Edna and husband Doug GRACEY of London. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Tiffany), Laura, Donald, David, Bob (Nicole), Joey and Sandra (Bryan). Great-grandfather of 8. Predeceased by brother Theodore and sister Mary NOREN. Survived by sister Leah ROBERTSON of British Columbia. George was an electrical engineer with Ontario Hydro for 33 years and will be missed by all his Friends and family. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of 6th floor, University Hospital for their exceptional care and support. Friends may be received in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment to take place at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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HOLSTOCK o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-30 published
McGONIGLE, Joan (formerly LANCASTER, née WATERS)
At Meaford on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Joan WATERS of Clarksburg in her 65th year. Former wife of Emerson LANCASTER also of Clarksburg. Daughter of the late Harvey and Violet (McCLOUD) WATERS. Dear mother of John (Dawn) LANCASTER of Barrie; Bob (Gail) LANCASTER of Burlington; Linda LANCASTER (Shawn LARKIN) of Thornbury; Brian (Brenda) LANCASTER of Meaford and Keith (Carol) LANCASTER of Thornbury. Sadly missed grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also remembered by her sister Gail (Rick) HOLSTOCK of Owen Sound and five step-brothers and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home “The Valley Chapel” in Thornbury on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A private family service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Shilo Cemetery, Williamsford, Ontario. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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HOLT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
HEATH, Helen May (née HOLT)
At her residence on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in her 79th year. She will be lovingly remembered by: her husband Dr. E.L. "Ted" HEATH; her children Gord HEATH and his wife Brenda of Ottawa, Carolyn and her husband Lauren CLUBINE of Brampton, Nancy and her husband Mariano DEL POZO of Venezuela, and Peter HEATH and his wife Krista of United Arab Emirates; her grandchildren Brad HEATH and his wife Joanna, Kristin and her husband Ryan SIM, Daniel and Nyssa CLUBINE, Claudia, Alicia and Gina DEL POZO, Drew, Josiah and MacKenzie HEATH and great-granddaughter Lianne HEATH; her brother Ray and his wife Marilyn HOLT and sister Ethel and her husband Peter WELLSTOOD. Helen touched many lives throughout her teaching career, as a member of Village Green Baptist Church, as an active volunteer for 29 years with Chelsey Park Retirement Community, and through her involvement with Latin America Mission. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Memorial contributions to Latin America Mission Canada (for House of Health, San Jose, Costa Rica), 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 14, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5M6 would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home, phone: 433-7253)

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HOLT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
HEATH, Helen May (née HOLT)
At her home on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in her 79th year. She will be lovingly remembered by: her husband Dr. E.L. "Ted" HEATH her children Gord HEATH and his wife Brenda of Ottawa, Carolyn and her husband Lauren CLUBINE of Brampton, Nancy and her husband Mariano DEL POZO of Venezuela, and Peter HEATH and his wife Krista of United Arab Emirates; her grandchildren Brad HEATH and his wife Joanna, Kristin and her husband Ryan SIM, Daniel and Nyssa CLUBINE, Claudia, Alicia and Gina DEL POZO, Drew, Josiah and MacKenzie HEATH and great-granddaughter Lianne HEATH; her brother Ray and his wife Marilyn HOLT and sister Ethel and her husband Peter WELLSTOOD. Helen touched many lives throughout her teaching career, as a member of Village Green Baptist Church, as an active volunteer for 29 years with Chelsey Park Retirement Community, and through her involvement with Latin America Mission. Friends may call on Monday 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 Village Green Baptist Church, 505 Village Green Ave. at Wonderland Rd., on Tuesday, March 7 at 2: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends at the church on Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Cremation will be followed by interment at a later date at Oakland of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Latin America Mission Canada (for House of Health, San Jose, Costa Rica), 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 14, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5M6 would be gratefully acknowledged.

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HOLT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-02 published
DEGRAW, Ana " Annie" (formerly SNELL)
Peacefully, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Saturday morning, April 1st, 2006. Ana (Annie) Degraw (SNELL) of Rodney in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husbands Arthur SNELL (1987) and Morley DEGRAW (2004.) Lovingly remembered by her children Eileen BORDASH (Ed) of Peterborough, Nancy DUNNIGAN (John) of Richmond, British Columbia, Arthur (Sonny) SNELL (Eileen) of Peterborough, Gail NORTHGRAVE (Frank) of London and William HOLT (Fran) of Point Claire, Québec. Dear grandmother of Greg, Debbie, Linda, David, Richard, Larry, Craig, Glenda, Darlene, Mark, Jennifer, Danny, Scott and Melissa. Also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and step-children David DEGRAW, Doug, Danny (Lana), Darryl (Lisa), Dianne (John) Wilson, Debbie (Jamie) WARDLE, Dale (David) RITCHIE and Dawn (Doug) SCHWEITZER. Predeceased by her grand_sons Tony (1994) and Terry (1960), sisters Laurie and Daisy and brothers Fred and Ted. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, April 3rd, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Mary's church, West Lorne on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Father J. KONIECZNY, C.R. celebrant. Interment Saint Mary's cemetery. Parish prayers will be offered on Monday evening at 7 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolence may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com.

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HOLT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
BAKER, Marguerite Bancroft (née CHASE)
(April 26, 1925-April 18, 2006)
World War II Veteran Canadian Women's Army Corps, Atlantic Command Headquarters.
Margie passed away peacefully at her home just before her 81st birthday. Daughter of the late Donald Borden CHASE (late Marguerite BANCROFT) and step-daughter of the late Madalyn E. CHASE. Wife and best friend of Langton Geo. BAKER for 59 years. Beloved mother of Jackie Baker LOACH (Ken.) Dear sister to the late Jack CHASE (Mary,) Betsy HOLT (Ed,) and Ned CHASE (Eleanor.) Dear sister-in-law to the late Mary H. SEAGRAM, late Winifred Mary (Kaley) SEAGRAM (David), late Harvey C. BAKER, Nancy I. LYNN (late James F. LYNN) and Donald R. BAKER (Evalyn.) Wonderful Grammie to David and Megan LOACH. Dear aunt of Alan B. WAINWRIGHT (Pauline,) Daphne SEAGRAM, Deborah SEAGRAM (Carl WEHNIAINEN), Fraser LYNN (Amy), Kathryn LYNN, Langton LYNN (Carol,) Charles LYNN (Sandra,) Margaret CHASE, Thomas CHASE, Amy DE TRAVERSAY (Manu) and Ben HOLT (Jitka). Dear great aunt of Jennifer, Kim, Susan, Alana, Brittne, Justin, Rachel, Alex, Erika, BAKER, Jackson, James, Elise, Sarah, Joseph and Thomas. Those who knew her will remember her warmth and enthusiasm for others, her love of home and family and her common sense and wisdom. Friends and family are invited to join us at a memorial service to celebrate her life on Friday, April 28th at 11: 00 a.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home at 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
BAKER, Marguerite Bancroft (née CHASE)
(April 26, 1925-April 18, 2006)
World War II Veteran Canadian Women's Army Corps, Atlantic Command Headquarters.
Margie passed away peacefully at her home just before her 81st birthday. Daughter of the late Donald Borden CHASE (late Marguerite BANCROFT) and step-daughter of the late Madalyn E. CHASE. Wife and best friend of Langton Geo. BAKER for 59 years. Beloved mother of Jackie Baker LOACH (Ken.) Dear sister to the late Jack CHASE (Mary,) Betsy HOLT (Ed,) and Ned CHASE (Eleanor.) Dear sister-in-law to the late Mary H. SEAGRAM, late Winifred Mary (KALEY) SEAGRAM (David), late Harvey C. BAKER, Nancy I. LYNN (late James F. LYNN) and Donald R. BAKER (Evalyn.) Wonderful Grammie to David and Megan LOACH. Dear aunt of Alan B. WAINWRIGHT (Pauline,) Daphne SEAGRAM, Deborah SEAGRAM (Carl WEHNIAINEN), Fraser LYNN (Amy), Kathryn LYNN, Langton LYNN (Carol,) Charles LYNN, (Sandra,) the late Donald CHASE, Margaret CHASE, Thomas CHASE, Amy DE TRAVERSAY (Manu) and Ben HOLT (Jitka.) Dear great aunt of Jennifer, Kim, Susan, Alana, Brittne, Justin, Rachel, Alex, Erika, Baker, Jackson, James, Elise, Sarah, Joseph and Thomas. Those who knew her will remember her warmth and enthusiasm for others, her love of home and family and her common sense and wisdom. Friends and family are invited to join us at a memorial service to celebrate her life on Friday, April 28th at 11: 00 a.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home at 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario., (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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

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HOLT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
LEONARD, Verna E.
Peacefully on Sunday, February 26th, 2006. Loving sister of Joyce and her late husband Robert HOLT of Stayner, Ontario, Delmer and his wife Marjorie of Scarborough, and the late Norine and Gordon HIGGINS. Verna will be dearly remembered by many nieces, nephews great-nieces, great-nephews and Friends. Retired employee of Bell Canada. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in our Chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment in Stayner Union Cemetery on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Inmemory of Verna, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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HOLT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
HOLT, Thelma (née SELLECK)
Peacefully at the York Central Hospital, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006. Thelma, dear wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Wes and his wife Marilyn. Loving grandmother of Sabrina and Chris (Renee), great-grandmother of Colleen, Chelsea, and Jackie. Sister of John (Barbara,) Ruby (late Robert PAYNE,) the late Frank (late Venneta), the late Berle (Francis). Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Friday, March 17, 2006, after 12: 00 noon for a Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton.

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HOLT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
GLEESON, Thomas Patrick Joseph
After a courageous battle with cancer, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Thomas, born on March 23, 1932, in Limerick City, Republic of Ireland. Loving husband and best friend of Barbara (née LEONARD.) Loving father of Carol, Tom Jr., Terence and his wife Christina, Kevin and his wife Trish, and Stephen and his wife Christine. Doting Grandpa of Colleen, Jennifer, Sean, Kathleen, Robert, Danielle, Samantha, David, Adam, Matthew, Braydon, and Christopher. Dear brother of Jack (Masie,) Philomena (Denis PUNCH,) Mary (Jim DIFFLEY,) Arthur, Vinnie (Theresa) and sister-in-law Rita. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Olga Mary (née HOLT,) and brothers Willie and Patrick and sisters Florie and Veronica. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Catholic burial will be held in Saint_James Church, Colgan, on Monday, March 20, at 11 a.m. If desired, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or The Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge.

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HOLTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-01 published
MUIR, James MacKelvie
son of James MUIR and Estelle HOLTHAM, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2006 in Courtenay, British Columbia of pulmonary failure. He was a loving father to Deirdre (Courtenay) and James (Toronto), grandfather to Madailein and Nolan MUIR, and father-in-law to Brian ALLAERT and Jessica MUIR. He was predeceased by sisters Emma, Jesse, Evelyn, and brother Ian, and survived by sister Molly (Ottawa), former wife Elizabeth Gillan MUIR (Toronto), former partner Dianne DE VIENNE (New Orleans) and life-long friend David PANABAKER (Bancroft.) Born December 27, 1929, in Almonte, Ontario, Jim made Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, his home in 1992 after living for many years in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Stratford. Jim's gift was with the written word with which he could express thought deftly. He achieved the degree of Bachelor of Journalism at Carleton University and spent the 50s as a newspaper reporter and editor. In addition to stints at The Ottawa Journal, the Nassau Guardian, and Kitchener-Waterloo Record, he was founding editor of the Trentonian in Trenton, Ontario. He spent a decade with Canadian National Railway in Public Relations and another decade with Puerto Rico firm Public and Industrial Relations. He was later self-employed and then moved to Stratford, Ontario, where he co-managed a successful bed-and-breakfast Inn. He moved to British Columbia in 1992 and, in retirement, occupied himself with building and business projects and explored various aspects of philosophy. Jim will be dearly missed by an extensive web of Friends and acquaintances who were drawn to his optimistic, fun-loving and gentle nature. In lieu of flowers, and knowing the gratitude he would wish to express to those who cared for him, Jim would welcome donations made in his name to Saint_Joseph's General Hospital, Comox, British Columbia A Celebration Gathering will be held in Courtenay, British Columbia, at The Elks Club, 231 6th Street, on Saturday, June 3rd at 12 noon. Yates Funeral Service and Crematorium (250) 338-2922 in care of arrangements

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HOLTHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
MANSELL / FLANAGAN
Jennifer, Matthew and big sister Madeline are thrilled to welcome Isabelle Sarah Mansell to the world! Born Tuesday November 14 at 9: 26 p.m. at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, Isabelle weighed in at 6 lbs 15 oz. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful midwives Mahnaz TOREI, Aimee FEHLNER and Janet HOLTHAM. Thanks also to Aunts Kelly and Sue for their support through a quick delivery. Proud grandmothers are Mary MANSELL and Rose FLANAGAN.

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HOLTHOF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-13 published
VLIELANDER, Adriana (HERREWYNEN)
Peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Central Place Lodge in Owen Sound in her 97th year. The former Adriana HERREWYNEN was the beloved wife of the late Jacob VLIELANDER, who predeceased her in November of 1985. She was the loving mother of Alice VANDERPLOEG and her husband Ralph, Cornelius VLIELANDER and his wife Fay and Leonard VLIELANDER. Her memory will be cherished in the hearts of her 10 grandchildren and her 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by a sister-in-law Annie VLIELANDER in the Netherlands. She was predeceased by all 12 of her brothers and sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Tuesday afternoon and evening, 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., thence to the First Christian Reformed Church where the funeral service for Adriana VLIELANDER will be conducted on Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend George HOLTHOF will officiate. Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. As expressions of sympathy, if so desired, memorial contributions to the Timothy Christian School, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLTHOF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-24 published
VANDERPLOEG, Elizabeth " Lisabet"
At Central Place, surrounded by her family, she went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2006. Elizabeth VANDERPLOEG of Owen Sound in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Gerrit VANDERPLOEG. Dear mother of Phyllis and her husband David LOVELL of Owen Sound, Alma and her husband Durk DEVRIES of Shallow Lake, Willard and his wife Ingrid of Owen Sound and mother-in-law of Elaine VANDERPLOEG of Shallow Lake. Sadly missed by fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Also survived by three sisters Anna and her husband John VANDERPLOEG of Shallow Lake, Joanne and her husband Sidney MIEDEMA of Fort Saint_John, British Columbia and Carol and her husband Bastian VISSER of Barrie and a brother Sidney MIEDEMA and his wife Della of Georgetown. Predeceased by her son Stanley. She was an active volunteer with Palliative Care at G.B.H.S. Owen Sound and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee Disaster Relief. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at First Christian Reformed Church on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. George HOLTHOF officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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