LEVINE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
PICKERING, Carman Nelson
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Friday, February 3, 2006, Carman Nelson PICKERING of Ailsa Craig in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the late Violet Jean (REES) PICKERING (1993.) Dear father of Jim and Lauree PICKERING of Delaware, Kim and Charlene PICKERING, Sherri-Lee PICKERING and Rosemary MAIR all of Ailsa Craig. Predeceased by son Shawn PICKERING (1971.) Dear grandfather of Angelina, Shawna and Andrew. Dear son-in-law of Martha REES of Ailsa Craig and the late Earl REES. Dear brother-in-law of Tom and Shirley REES, Evelyn and Ron HEAMAN and Earlene and Gerard BOLDUC. Predeceased by parents Karl and Marion PICKERING, step-father John LEVINE and sister Eleanor DICKSON/DIXON. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and relatives may call at T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig for visitation on Sunday, February 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Interment Nairn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Community Care Access Centre of London and Middlesex, 356 Oxford Street West, London, N6H 1T3, Victorian Order of Nurses Middlesex Elgin, 200-1151 Florence Street, London, N5W 2M7 or the Ailsa Craig Legion, P.O. Box 403, Ailsa Craig, Ontario, N0M 1A0, would be appreciated. Carman was a member of the Ailsa Craig and District Fire Department during the years 1970 to 1995 and Fire Chief from 1979 to 1989 and a Charter Member of the Ailsa Craig and District Lions Club. A tree will be planted in memory of Mr. Carman PICKERING.

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LEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
LEVINE, Leonard E.
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Boris and the late Gertrude LEVINE, the late Sara and Mac HARRIS, the late Rona and Louis GROSS, and the late Goldie and Ernest SHERWIN. Devoted uncle of Brahm, Paul, and the late Gail LEVINE, Ellen ABRONSON, Marvin GROSS, Gloria and Ted HARRIS, and the late Barbara SHERWIN. He will be very sadly missed by his many Friends and colleagues. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West, (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva private. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Leonard E. Levine Fund c/o Baycrest at 416-785-2500.

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LEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
MARCOVITZ, Jonas
Suddenly on Sunday, April 16, 2006 in Florida. Jonas MARCOVITZ, dear brother and brother-in-law of Chaim and Haya, Hella and Alex GRUIA and the late Froim, and the late Tina, and the late Max and Liza. Beloved Dod Yona - Uncle Oni of his nieces, Sara (Lawrence HART), Leora (Marshall MORRIS), Jasmine (Murray LEVINE), Jackie (Lorne GOLD,) Sorana (Tiberiu MIRESCO,) and Carina (Morris KATZ,) and great nieces, and great nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel. 2401 Steeles Ave W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, April 18th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Emeth Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 9 Brockington Cres. from Thursday April 20th. If desired, donations may be made to The Jonas Marcovitz Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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LEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-16 published
GOLDMAN, Amelia Bertha
The death of Amelia Bertha GOLDMAN of Fredericton occurred at the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital, June 14, 2006. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick daughter of the late P.M. and Blanche LEVINE, and the wife of the late Harry GOLDMAN. Survived by her children, Jeffrey (Ruth) GOLDMAN of Toronto: Malcolm (Barbara) GOLDMAN of Beersheva, Israel: Lionel (Annette) of Montreal: Barry (Debby) GOLDMAN of Toronto: Judi GOLDMAN of Montreal and Esther SHAPIRO (Jeremy) of Toronto. 20 Grandchildren: 34 Great-grandchildren and counting. Three sisters Sylvia SILVER (Late Doctor Samuel SILVER) of Montreal: Joyce (Dr. Sam) MILROD of Toronto and Marilyn GROSS (Late Doctor Ben GROSS) of Toronto. Several nieces and nephews and Grand nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held from the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel 160 York Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday at 6: 30 p.m. Rabbi Kenneth Zisook officiating. Interment was in the Sgoolai Israel Cemetery. Shiva will be held in Fredericton following the funeral service and in Toronto at 342 Hillhurst Blvd Erev Shabbat and continuing after Shabbat until Wednesday, June 21st, For those who wish donations can be made to Hadassah Wizo-Youth Aliyah, or to the Jewish National Fund. www.mcadamsfh.com

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LEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-04 published
LEVINE, Freda (formerly FINKELSTEIN, née ROSNER)
(4 January 1904-3 July 2006)
Dedicated daughter of Priscilla and Samuel ROSNER, loving sister of Saidye BRONFMAN, O.B.E., Leah Monica AMDUR and Frances GROSSMAN, devoted wife of Doctor Manly FINKELSTEIN (1898-1949) and Moe LEVINE (1903-1978). She will be especially missed by her immediate family, Tom FINKELSTEIN and his wife Pamela MADALENA of Comox, British Columbia, Sue and Bernie PUCKER of Boston, Massachusetts, Roselle ABRAMOWITZ of Stowe, Vermont and Harvey LEVINE and his partner Louise Trudel of Montreal. She adored and was adored by her grandchildren: Cara FINKELSTEIN, Marcie and Bill SCUDDER, Joseph and Melanie ABRAMOWITZ, Naomi and Michael COHEN, Michael and Gigi PUCKER, Ken and Leslie PUCKER, Jon and Marcie PUCKER. Her great grandchildren were a great source of joy and focus for her. Daniel, Jeremy and Elana SCUDDER, Allison EDEN and Isaac ABRAMOWITZ, Loren and Adam COHEN, Abby Maggie and Jessica PUCKER, Oliver PUCKER and Hannah and Isabella PUCKER will miss having her in their lives - always remembering their birthdays and their special desires. She was a devoted aunt and great aunt to Edgar BRONFMAN, Charles BRONFMAN, Phyllis LAMBERT, Barbara BRONFMAN and Jean DEGUNZBURG who often traveled from France to visit with her; Jeff GROSSMAN and Nancy GIDWITZ, Cynthia GROSSMAN and Nancy GROSSMAN. Freda was loved and honoured by the entire Levine family as represented by Michael and Donna LEVINE of Toronto, Allan and Suzie LEVINE of Israel, Ruth and Arthur PENN of Boston. So many around the world counted Freda as a friend and many others adopted her as family because she cared so much about the well-being of so many. The family is eternally grateful to her assistant, Marie-Claire Freeme DE WALLENS and her loving and attentive caregivers for their attention and support. May she find peace in her passing as she did joy in her living. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal on Tuesday, July 4th at 2: 00 p.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva at 4300 de Maisonneuve St. W. #328, Westmount, Québec through Thursday evening, shiva daily from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Freda can be remembered with support for Birthright Israel Foundation in Canada, (416) 398-7785 Ext.: 2, in the U.S. - (212) 457-0040.

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LEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-11 published
LEVINE, Bertha (formerly BAKER)
On Monday, July 10, 2006 at Baycrest. Bertha Baker LEVINE beloved wife of the late Major BAKER, and the late Louis LEVINE. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Ellen and David COWAN, and Jeffrey BAKER and Shelley McLEAN. Devoted grandmother of Melynda and Daryl, Ilana and Anton, Emily, and Mitchell. Devoted great-grandmother of Edan, Jory, Carly, and Lexi. A private family service will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006. Shiva 415 Rosemary Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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LEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-05 published
GODFREY, Bert
Suddenly but peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital, in his 99th year, after a good and long life. Bert GODFREY beloved husband of the late Ruth GODFREY. Loving father of Corinne and Baruch LEVINE, and Sheldon and Judy GODFREY. Beloved grandfather of Willie and Beth, Mike and Lisa, Jonathan and Melanie GODFREY. Proud and wonderful great-grandfather of Charlie and Ellie, and Jake and Jordan GODFREY. His quiet loving strength will be much missed by family, Friends and associates and his many contributions and accomplishments for the community will not be forgotten and will live on through all those he touched by his kindness and his good works. Funeral to be held Monday, November 6th at 12 noon at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1700 Bathurst Street. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 416-781-3511, Mount Sinai Hospital, 416-586-8290 or the charity of your choice.

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LEVINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
MILLER, Sema Sarah (née LEVINE)
Peacefully in Richmond Hill, Ontario, in her ninety-first year on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Wife of the late Hyman MILLER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Shirley LEVINE, David and the late Mattie SHUGAR. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Carolyn and Jeff MILLMAN and Sheila DUFFY. Cherished grandmother of Randie and Harris JONATHON and Maxa; Daniel and Ziggy, Bonnie and Tom, Kellie and Seth. Loving great-grandmother of Noah and Joshua Lindsey; Jordan and Serina; Mathew and Andrew. Graveside service on Tuesday, April 25 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Victorian Hebrew Cemetery (C18), De La Savane. Shiva at 80 Lyndhurst Drive, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 6S1. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, (514) 871-1551. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman and Sons. Sema will be well remembered for her energy for life, her generosity of spirit and her incredible love and dedication to her family and Friends.

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LEVINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-06 published
KINDELLAN- KIVELL, Kathryn (née KINDELLAN)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 Mrs. Kathryn KINDELLAN- KIVELL of London at the age of 65. Beloved wife of Russ KIVELL, loving mother and grandmother of Sean T. FLAHERTY of New York, Michael D. FLAHERTY and Shauna POWELL, their son Samuel of London and Robert D. FLAHERTY, Christine SULLIVAN of Vancouver. Dear sister of Sheila K. SHEEHAN, Maureen and Jim LEVINS, Frank and Dorothy KINDELLAN, Mary and Ross TELLETT, Kevin KINDELLAN and P.J. CAREFOOTE and Stephen and Inger KINDELLAN. Predeceased by Michael and Pat KINDELLAN as well as by her parents Denis and Margaret KINDELLAN and brother-in-law Tom SHEEHAN. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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LEVINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-08 published
EISEN, Batya
On Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at North York General Hospital. Batya EISEN, beloved wife of Isadore. Loving mother and mother-in-law Beth and Barry STERN, Joby and Sharla, David and Lisa, Andrew and Stephanie, and Ronnie. Dear sister of Arthur LEVINSON. Devoted grandmother of Seth, Maya, Benji, Ethan, Erin, Joshua, Tamar, Jacob, Judah, Daphna, Ilona. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment Shaarei Shomayim Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 145 Rose Green Drive, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Batya Eisen Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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LEVINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-28 published
STERN, Benjamin
Died March 25, 2006 at his home in Florida. Ben STERN was born in 1924 in Zamosc, Poland, into a prominent and respected Jewish family. After the outbreak of World War 2, he and his family were sent to Siberia. The family escaped from Siberia back to Poland, and were interned in the Wlodzimierz Ghetto. All his family, save he and one sister, were murdered in 1942. Through a series of narrow escapes, including some with the Partisans, Ben survived the war. He and his wife Frieda emigrated to Canada in 1950. Ben STERN was successful in a series of Winnipeg businesses, most recently at the Marlborough Hotel. He, with his partner Meyer GINDIN, invested in properties across Canada and the U.S., both traveling tirelessly to look after their business interests. Ben retired in 1996 after suffering a stroke. He was an avid card player, and a member until 1996, at the Montefiore Club. He and his wife were supporters of Israel, Hebrew University, and local causes. He was a great reader of history and politics. Benjamin STERN is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frieda; by his sister Fay GUTTMAN; and by four children and their families: Bella and Mark GREENE, Anne and Charles MARMAR, Norman STERN, and Susan STERN and Yankee LEVINSON. He was the beloved grandfather of eight and great grandfather of one. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 29th at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel in Toronto. Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans, 1133 Broadway, Suite 232, New York, New York 10010, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2, or a charity of choice.

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LEVINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
STERN, Benjamin
On March 25, 2006 at his home in Florida. Benjamin STERN devoted husband of Frieda for 61 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Bella and Mark GREENE, Anne and Charles MARMAR, Norman STERN, and Susan STERN and Yankee LEVINSON. Dear brother of Fay GUTTMAN. He was the beloved grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of one. He will be sorely missed by his nephews and nieces and all who knew him. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Community Section at Pardes Shalom. Shiva private. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled Veterans of Israel, Beit Halochem Canada, 1600 Steeles Ave. West, Suite 219, Concord, Ontario, L4K 4M2, 416-787-8950 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2, 416-499-1417.

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LEVISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
DOUGHERTY, Peter
Passed away at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Peter DOUGHERTY of Wasaga Beach, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Glenese. Dear brother of Betty LEVISON of Pickering and Jennie LEWIS of England. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale after 12 Noon Saturday, January 21. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Saturday, January 21 at 1: 30 p.m. followed by a reception at the Funeral Home. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca

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LEVISON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
GOLDSTEIN, Larry
On Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at his home. Larry GOLDSTEIN, beloved husband of Jacqueline, and Bette-Ann GOLDSTEIN. Loving father of Melissa, Sarena, step-father and step-father-in-law of Jean and Stephen DURR. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ron and Celie GOLDSTEIN. Devoted uncle of Michelle and Shimmy BRANDES, Pam and Andrew LEVISON, Jennifer GOLDSTEIN, Marla TANER, and Shona TANER. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Linitzer Society section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Please call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 416-663-9060 for shiva information. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada, 416-227-9700 or Heart Institute c/o Ottawa Civic Hospital, 613-722-7000.

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LEVITAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-13 published
BLITZ, Rosa
On Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at Baycrest Hospital. Rosa BLITZ, beloved wife of the late Karl BLITZ. Loving mother and mother-in-law of the late Jakow and Ihilina BLITZ. Devoted grandmother of Inna and Val LEVITAN, and Ital BLITZ. Devoted great grandmother of Monica, and Jessica. Services were held on Wednesday, July 12th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkland Oceanside Club Daycare c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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LEVITAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-02 published
LEVITAN, Carol (CZESLAWA)
On Sunday, October 1, 2006 at her home. Carol LEVITAN, beloved wife of the late Michael LEVITAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Myryam LEVITAN and Stan SPENCER, and Sherry LEVITAN and Michael WAITZER. Proud grandmother of Zachary, James, and Meghan. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto for service on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Lithuanian Farband Society section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva from 2: 00 p.m. at 283 Hillhurst Blvd. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Beit Halochem 905-695-0611.

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LEVITT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
CROUCH, Bernice Audre (formerly McNEIL)
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Saturday, January 7th, 2006. Bernice Audre CROUCH. Predeceased by her husband Oscar CROUCH (1987) and Paul McNEIL (1950.) Dear mother of Tom and Karen CROUCH of New Hamburg and Mary CROUCH of Strathroy and grandmother of Tara and Ed CARTER of London and Kyle CROUCH and Andrea OTTO. Great-grandmother of Darrian and Chance CARTER also survived by her sister Doris LEVITT and her husband Doug of Sarnia and her brother Don FULTON of Ft. Erie Ontario. Predeceased by her son Fr. Paul CROUCH of Winnipeg (2001.) Burnice enjoyed a long career in nursing and volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy on Tuesday January 10th from 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with service to be held at the funeral home on Wednesday January 11th at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations would be greatly appreciated by the family to the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bernice

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LEVITT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-10 published
CROUCH, Bernice Audre (formerly McNEIL)
Peacefully, at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Bernice Audre CROUCH. Predeceased by her husbands, Oscar CROUCH (1987) and Paul McNEIL (1950.) Dear mother of Tom and Karen CROUCH of New Hamburg and Mary CROUCH of Strathroy, and grandmother of Tara and Ed CARTER of London, and Kyle CROUCH and Andrea OTTO. Great-grandmother of Darrian and Chance CARTER. Also survived by her sister Doris LEVITT and her husband Doug of Sarnia and her brother, Don FULTON of Fort Erie. Predeceased by her son, Fr. Paul CROUCH of Winnipeg (2001.) Bernice enjoyed a long career in nursing and volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. West, Strathroy, on Tuesday, January 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the service held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 11 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve BOOSE officiating. Interment Strathroy Cemetery. Donations would be greatly appreciated by the family to the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bernice.

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LEVITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
LEVITT, Jack
On Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Cummer Lodge. Beloved father and father-in-law of Laura and Paul FEIGENBAUM of California, and Howard LEVITT and Karen PAPERNICK. Zady to Robert, Frank and Michael FEIGENBAUM, Mark FEIGENBAUM and Cheryl POSNER, Marla and Bryan BOROKOFF, Eric and Samantha LEVITT, Michelle and Jonathan MYERS, Michael and Michelle LEVITT. Great-grandfather of 9. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Sunnyside Cemetery Association section. Shiva at 89 Green Meadows Circle, Toronto (1 block south of Finch, east off Leslie) until Friday afternoon.

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LEVOY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
COLE, Jon Wilfred
The Cole Family announces with sorrow the death of Jon Wilfred COLE of Cobalt. Mr. COLE passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Temiskaming Hospital, New Liskeard on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at the age of 80 years. Jon had a Country and Western music group called "Jon Cole and Friends". The group would often play in seniors' homes and entertain the residents and this gave Jon the greatest pleasure. He loved to see the audience tapping their feet or clapping their hands to his music. Jon was also a member of the Kiwanis Club which does a lot of fundraising for various charities in the area. Jon was born at Cobalt on January 13, 1925 to the late Delwor COLE and Helena Rebecca VILLENEUVE. He is predeceased by his first wife Bernice Joan COLE; and siblings: Arthur, Tommy, Hector, Walter, Clarence, Bobby, Teddy and Sally. Left to mourn is his loving wife Evelyn Florence COLE; children: Carolyn HAMM (husband Jim,) Donna DURAND (husband Don,) Patricia DILEO (husband Paul,) Karen ANDERSON (husband Chuck,) Russell BROWN (wife Judy), Jimmy BROWN and Glenn BROWN. Also left to mourn are grandchildren: Donny DURAND (wife Jacquie,) Dianne FITZPATRICK (husband Rory,) April MALOTT (husband Perry,) Tammy LEVOY (husband Gord), Ryan BROWN, Chad BROWN, Jessie BROWN, Kendal BROWN, Megan BROWN, Bree DILEO, Brandon DILEO, Jenny McINTYRE and Kristy McINTYRE, Shawn Vromann (wife Lisa), Tyler BROWN and Kyle BROWN; great-grandchildren: Andrea MALOTT, Jessie-Lee MALOTT, Bradley LEVOY, Katie FITZPATRICK, Julie FITZPATRICK and Wyatt DURAND; his brother Louis COLE and sister Margaret COOK. The Cole Family will welcome Friends at the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home - Haileybury (705-672-3122) on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Buffam Leveille Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Linda WHITE/WHYTE officiating. Interment of ashes will take place at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Etobicoke at a later date to be announced. Memorial contributions to the Rainbow Providers or to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences may be left at www.buffamleveille.com

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LEVSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-26 published
LEVSTEIN, Solomon " Solly"
On Saturday, June 24, 2006 at his home. Solly LEVSTEIN, beloved husband of Sheila. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael and Lisa, and Ian LEVSTEIN and Sheila STEPHENS of Kentucky. Devoted grandfather of Jonathan, Alexander, Amy YORK, and Todd STEPHENS. Lovingly remembered by his niece Farida and all his nieces and nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 6 Forest Laneway #909. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875 or Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 416-486- 2500.

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LEVY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-07 published
STONE, Fern Lorraine (née LEVY)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Friday, January 6th, 2006, at the age of 80 years, the former Fern LEVY, wife of the late George STONE, mother of Jane PETTE and her friend Paul HILLYER of Owen Sound. Grandmother of Shawn and Sandra PETTE of Paris, Michael PETTE of London, Susan and Jay DRUMMOND of London, and Jennifer PETTE and her friend James SCOGNACK of Owen Sound. Fern was predeceased by her son Tom in 1972, by her brother Lloyd LEVY, and by her parents George and Carolyn LEVY. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Dr. Port Elgin, on Monday morning, January 9th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the sanctuary of the church at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Dwight BIGGS officiating. A reception with the family will follow. Interment Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the W. Kent Milroy, Port Elgin Chapel, 832-2222. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.

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LEVY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
LEVY, Nellie (née ATKINSON)
Peacefully at her residence the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Nellie (ATKINSON) LEVY age 95 years a lifelong resident of Blanshard Ward. She was predeceased by her husband Robert LEVY in 1977. Dear mother of Muriel and Till HARTMAN of Shakespeare and Grace and Bill CARDUCCI of Boca Rotan, Florida. Proud grandmother of Debbie and Marc SHICKLUNA of London, Patti HARTMAN of Stratford, Julie and Brian COPPING of Saint Marys and Chris and Eva BLACK of Florida and great grandmother of Mitchell SHICKLUNA, Phillip and Megan BLACK. Dear sister-in-law of Ruby BICKELL of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Charles ATKINSON and the former Ettie LANE, a son-in-law Phillip BLACK, a sister Velma DUNCAN and her husband Gordon, a brother Goldwin ATKINSON, brothers and sisters-in-law Archie and Kathleen LEVY, Walter and Eleanor LEVY and William BICKELL. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Shannon TENNANT officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkton Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Saint Marys Museum (Building Fund), Kirkton United Church or the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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LEVY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-20 published
HAZLEWOOD, Edith Thelma (née HOGG)
Peacefully at Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys, formerly of Blanshard Township, on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Norman E. HAZLEWOOD (2002.) Cherished mother of James and Donna HAZLEWOOD of Thamesford, Gary and Anne HAZLEWOOD of R.R.#6 Saint Marys, Steven HAZLEWOOD of R.R.#1 Granton and Melvin HAZLEWOOD of R.R.#6 Saint Marys. Proud grandmother of Stephanie (Caroline GODBOUT) of Toronto, Janis (Colin MacKIE) of Richmond Hill, John of Woodstock, Andria of London, Scott of Toronto, Lou PARAI of R.R.#6 Saint Marys, Bronwen (Phil METCALF) of Thamesford, Kathleen of Granton, Laurie of Kitchener and Thomas of Granton. Also survived by sisters-in-law Fern HOGG of Saint Marys and Ruth (George LEVY) of Saint Marys. Will be remembered fondly by her numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Jane Ann PEARSON (1947) and George HOGG (1951,) siblings Johnny, Clara, Gordon, Mabel, Lorne, Lloyd and Arnold and sister-in-law Merle (Ted BRINE.) Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, Saint Marys on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Doug LOVEDAY. Donations may be made to the Woodham United Church or Ducks Unlimited through the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home by calling 519-284-2820 or online at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
NATHAN, Dr. Max Taylor
Passed away at home on March 2, 2006 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife Jeanette NATHAN (MINDEN,) and his loving children Sandra LEVY (Martin LEVY,) Karen DIAMOND (Stephen DIAMOND,) Richard NATHAN (Sherri FINE) and his nine grandchildren Michael, Robbie, Jason, Madison, Lauren, James, Ty, Zack, and Luke. Dr. Max was a renowned pediatrician in the city of Hamilton for over 40 years. Special thanks to Dr. FIGUEREDO, Marilyn and the staff at the Juravinski Centre, Dr. DATH and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Jim WILLIAMS, Victorian Order of Nurses nurses Wendy BIETEL and Kathy SMITH. If desired, memorial donations may be made to your favourite charity. No flowers please. The funeral will be held on Sunday, March 5th at 11 a.m., Beth Jacob Synagogue, 375 Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-04 published
NATHAN, Dr. Max Taylor
Passed away at home on March 2, 2006 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife Jeanette NATHAN (Minden,) and his loving children Sandra Levy (Martin LEVY,) Karen DIAMOND (Stephen DIAMOND,) Richard NATHAN (Sherri FINE) and his nine grandchildren Michael, Robbie, Jason, Madison, Lauren, James, Ty, Zack, and Luke. Dr. Max was a renowned pediatrician in the city of Hamilton for over 40 years. Special thanks to Dr. FIGUEREDO, Marilyn and the staff at the Juravinski Centre, Dr. DATH and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Jim WILLIAMS, Victorian Order of Nurses nurses Wendy BIETEL and Kathy SMITH. If desired, memorial donations may be made to your favourite charity. No flowers please. The funeral will be held on Sunday, March 5th at 11 a.m., Beth Jacob Synagogue, 375 Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario. Shiva, 1770 Main Street West, Hamilton, Sunday evening service 6: 00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, evening service 7: 30 p.m.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
LEVY, Lois
On Monday, June 5, 2006 at Trillium Health Centre. Lois LEVY, beloved wife of Harold. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Amy, and Mark. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alan and Elaine FREEDMAN, Robert and Judy KAPROVE, and Harold and the late Sheila MacOFF. Devoted grandmother of Jacob Max. Daughter-in-law of Sidney and the late Mildred LEVY. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Chevra Mishaynes section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 2162 Oneida Court, Mississauga. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Trillium Health Centre Foundation, 416-521-4095.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-20 published
PERLMAN, Katherine " Kay"
On Friday, June 16, 2006 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Kay PERLMAN, beloved wife of the late Barry Edward PERLMAN. Loving mother of Linda GOLDMAN, Brenda PROULX, and Cynthia SUGAR, and mother-in-law of Michel PROULX. Dear sister of Morris ROSEN. Devoted grandmother of David GOLDMAN, Kevin GOLDMAN; Dana ZOSKY and Adam KRONICK, Stacy ZOSKY and Brian SHILLER, Jennifer ZOSKY and Russell LEVY; Jason SUGAR, and Damon SUGAR. Devoted great-grandmother of Jesse, Samantha, Taylor, Lenna, Seth, Dylan, and Zachary. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto (south of Eglinton) for service on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. For time of service, kindly call Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 416-663-9060 or visit www.benjamins.ca. Shiva, following the interment and through to Thursday, June 22nd at 681 Oriole Parkway (above Eglinton). Evening services at 8: 00 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Out of the Cold c/o Holy Blossom Temple at 416-789-3291, or to the charity of your choice. Any correspondence to be mailed to 3577 Atwater Ave., #1416, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 2R2.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-21 published
LEVY, Paul G., M.D.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Paul Levy, beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Matthew. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joan and Richard Gladstone, David and Kathy Levy, Kathryn and Andrew Keen, Gwen and Bill Davis. Dear son-in-law of Eleanor Hendrick. Devoted uncle of David, Jonathan, Sam and Chelsea. Devoted son of the late Doctor Daniel and Doctor Frances Levy. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, June 22nd at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at the Pinery Cemetery in Grand Bend, Ontario. The family will be at home Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 25th at 69 Hillcrest Dr., Toronto. If desired, donations may be made to the Doctor Paul Levy Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416- 780-0324.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
WEISFELD, Harold
On December 16, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Loving father of David, Barbara, and the late Jeffrey. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Norma and Murray SUSSMAN. Devoted grandfather of Jaymie. Devoted cousin of Eddy and Bobby LEVY. A graveside service was held on Sunday, December 17, 2006. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-888-939-3333.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
Gunfire's first victim of 2006
Man, 21, found dead in front seat of car in west end
Slaying linked to gangs and drug trade, Miller says
By Harold LEVY, Staff Reporter
A 21-year-old man found slumped in the front seat of a car in a convenience store parking lot early yesterday morning is Toronto's first homicide victim of 2006 -- dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
Police found the body of Dillan Yhanike ANDERSON in a Cadillac parked near a dumpster loaded with garbage, a bullet hole visible through the front windshield.
ANDERSON's slaying follows a record year of death by gunfire here -- 52 of Toronto's 78 homicides in 2005 were the result of gun violence, more than double the 24 gun-related deaths in In an unrelated incident, police said a man was taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the neck at a restaurant on College St. near Spadina Ave.
The man, who has non-life-threatening injuries, was injured just after revellers began cheering in the New Year.
Residents of the Dufferin St.-Eglinton Ave. W. area where ANDERSON's body was found awoke to see police cars and webs of yellow police tape cordoning off his car.
Marie XERRI- GLASS of Vaughan, who was visiting her elderly mother for New Year's, said she woke around 5 a.m., but heard no shots.
"We didn't hear anything but around 5 a.m. the dog acted strangely and came into the bedroom," she said.
"It's a bit frightening when this happens across the street from where you live," XERRI- GLASS added. "My mother is not happy about it."
Police confirmed ANDERSON was charged three years ago with robbery and using an imitation firearm in an incident that also involved a youth armed with a gun.
The North York Mirror reported at the time that the man ANDERSON allegedly robbed was shot in the parking lot of a North York highrise as he tried to flee.
Yesterday's homicide occurred as the city was still reeling from the shooting death of 15-year-old Jane CREBA near the Eaton Centre a week ago, which also left six other people injured.
Geoff TEBBUTT, who moved into the area about six months ago, said he stumbled across the scene when he went out to do some errands at the local corner store, where ANDERSON's car was found.
"That's really scary," said TEBBUTT, 44. "The first murder of the year and it's in our block -- it's not a good thing."
The shooting got the attention of Mayor David Miller who, after celebrating the mayor's annual New Year's levee yesterday afternoon, met with reporters and deplored the violent beginning to the year.
"This one again appears to be connected to the gangs and the drug trade," Miller said.
"It was very sad. Every shooting fills me with sadness."
Miller said he looked forward to a heavier police presence on Toronto's streets.
"I'm very pleased that another 300 police officers will be on the streets of Toronto in two weeks, patrolling neighbourhoods, patrolling downtown," he said. "That's very important.
"I'm pleased with the Prime Minister's commitment to ban handguns because guns stolen from collectors are used in crimes in the streets of Toronto and we have to get them off the street.
"With the Prime Minister's commitment yesterday to get our civil services together, we can start getting some of the money that's been committed out into the neighbourhoods where it's needed."
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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
MARK, D. Orval
(Retired teacher and principal; member Ionic Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 229 (G.R.C.); member Rotary Clubs of Brampton)
Passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2006, aged 88. Devoted husband of the late Leona (HUTTON.) Beloved father and father-in-law of Jonathan and Elaine (LEVY) and Janice, and grandfather of Aaron and Lauren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ray and Marie. Predeceased by siblings and in-laws, Verdin and Maude, Alvin and Alberta, Marie and Earl DUNN, Clarence. He will be greatly missed by his extended network of family, Friends and colleagues. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Thursday, January 5th from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. Complete funeral service in the chapel on Friday, January 6th at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial service at Grace United Church, 156 Main Street North, Brampton on Sunday, January 8th at 4: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Zion Fenelon Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
TOLLINSKY, Helen (formerly LEVY)
On Saturday, February 11, 2006 at her home. Helen TOLLINSKY beloved wife of Max and the late Murray LEVY. Loving mother of Rochelle ENGLAND, and Nancy LEVY. Devoted stepmother of Jerry, and Norman. Dear sister of the late Gertrude, Essie, Eva, Fannie, Bertha, Lil, Louis, Charles, Oscar and Blanche. Devoted grandmother of Yara, Jeremy, Jessi, Rick, Martin, and Joelle. Devoted great-grandmother of Sylva, Jetta, Taya Yitzchak, Zali, and Ateret. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, February 14 at 12: 00 p.m. Interment The Chevra Kaddisha Section of Jones Avenue Cemetery. Shiva 866 Sheppard Ave. W. No. 510. If desired, donations may be made to Helen Tollinsky Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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LEVY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
Elinor MELVILLE, 65: Friends were family
'She really gathered us in,' buddy says
Elinor MELVILLE, 65, brilliant scholar
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
She died as she lived, surrounded by Friends. Elinor MELVILLE never married ("Just lucky, I guess" she'd say if questioned), and when she died at 65 of cancer -- in the early hours of March 10 in the palliative care unit at Toronto Grace Hospital -- she had no known relatives.
Instead, she had Friends from two hemispheres, both of her careers and both of the countries where she chose to live during the past two decades.
Fierce Friends, loyal Friends, who wouldn't let her die alone, and who now feel doubly bereft because they lost someone who had become family.
"Elinor has had an incredible ability to create family; always a family of her own choosing," said Joan Harkness, a friend who uses MELVILLE and her circle of Friends as an example of one type of family when she teaches sociology at the University of Victoria.
"She had this talent; she really gathered us in," said Morris Thompson, an American journalist who rented and is now buying MELVILLE's beloved adobe home in Mexico. "Unlike the rest of us, she did not have to consider whether she liked Aunt Sally or cousin Mary when choosing the people in her life. She gave me the greatest compliment when she once told me I was like a really irritating younger brother."
An associate history professor at York University, MELVILLE was a brilliant scholar who wrote A Plague of Sheep, a pioneering work of environmental history in which she said that it was the introduction of European plants and animals in the 16th century that turned the Valley of Mezquital, an important valley north of Mexico City, into a desert in less than a century.
"She had a way in her academic life and in her personal life that she could make us look at things differently," said Thompson.
Elinor Gordon Ker MELVILLE was born in Papua New Guinea. Her father was a supervisor of British mines there; she and her mother caught the last flight out of the country before the Japanese invaded in World War 2 and went to stay with her father's only relatives, two spinster sisters living in Australia. When her father died four years later, her mother, tired of living under the matriarchal rule, moved them to New Zealand, where they lived on a sheep ranch. Mother worked as the district nurse and daughter learned how to ride horses and shoot.
Solitary and sickly -- MELVILLE told Friends she should have died about six times as a child -- she grew into a tall, mouthy adolescent who was tossed from three schools. Encouraged to be independent by her mother, who used to take her obstreperous daughter on her own dates as a romantic deterrent as much as a chaperone, she sailed for Newfoundland soon after getting a degree in physiotherapy in Sydney, Australia.
She later went back to school, receiving her B.A. from U of T's Scarborough campus in 1972, her M.A. and then her Ph. D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Her research had led her to Mexico 25 years ago, a country that charmed her. She told Friends she felt as if she had come home, that here was a country that fit her.
Using her small inheritance from her mother, she bought a lot in Tlayacapan, Morelos, in the hills about 95 kilometres south of Mexico City. She designed her adobe home and the subsequent guesthouse, where she always stayed whenever she had visitors. She took under her wing the family of her gardener, Augustine, paying for his children's education, and had a longstanding affair with a local man she called "the love of her life" -- but never stayed there longer than 10 or 12 weeks.
She always returned to Toronto, where she had her work and usually another house to renovate and decorate in rich, warm colours. She bought and sold five houses in 15 years. Her Friends remember rooms painted in bright blue and one in the colours of red, yellow and orange that looked as if it was on fire -- and recall one dinner party at which her guests had to crawl out a window to access the table set up on the deck.
MELVILLE was 6 feet, a dramatic, dashing woman with a penchant for hats and Eileen Fisher designs, who would moan with pleasure when eating a good steak and who never walked but strode.
"The world didn't move fast enough for her," said Ruth McGUINNESS, who admitted she found MELVILLE "daunting" the first time they met.
It was 2000 and the two were in Buffalo, undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Four of them became Friends (only two survived). They'd meet at 4 p.m. so MELVILLE could watch Tom Selleck reruns they made a pact that none would join a support group. "We decided we would have none of those people crying in their soup," said McGuinness.
But in 2002, MELVILLE was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. "She raged against the cancer; she didn't just fight it," said McGuinness.
She continued to teach three classes at York until the fall of 2004. Her Friends remember her lecturing a grad student as she was being wheeled down a hospital hallway on a stretcher. Last July she officially went on sabbatical.
Often she stayed with McGUINNESS and her husband, Rory, after a hospital stint, until she was strong enough to return to her own home. But after last Christmas, she was noticeably weaker and stayed with her friend Agueda SHUBERT, the wife of a York colleague.
SHUBERT was one of the dozen Friends who met in February to form MELVILLE's care team. They didn't all know one another, although they knew of each other. "She talked about her Friends to us all," said Mireya Cunningham. "She was always saying wonderful things about us to others."
There was no set schedule in place -- MELVILLE was still too independent to want that -- but there was a new intimacy with her. She let friend Mireya Cunningham, who describes herself as a "touchy" person, hold her hand. "There is a great degree of intimacy involved in being with someone who is ill. It's a world of little losses," said Ruth McGUINNESS.
As well as gains. "She taught me to cherish my Friends," said Jean LEVY, the department assistant at York.
On Thursday, March 9, McGUINESS sent out an email -- in English and Spanish -- and her Friends came flooding to the hospital. Her York colleague Jeannette NEESON read her a poem from a 1940s anthology; Thompson read Shakespearean sonnets. Tea was served and the conversation flowed all around MELVILLE, as she lay dying.
Her Friends held a memorial service for her in Toronto the following Tuesday at 7 p.m. It was 4 p.m. in Victoria, British Columbia where Joan Harkness was teaching her Sociology 100 class about Elinor MELVILLE.
"I put her death notice up on the overhead projector and talked about her," she said. "I wanted to be part of a community of people thinking of Elinor at the same time."
She told her students that this is the kind of impact one life can have, that this is what they can do. They can create a family they can create their own life; their life can be an act of creation just like hers.

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