MELNIK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-19 published
MELNIK, Dymitro
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Dymitro, suddenly at home on March 17, 2006 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Helena for 60 years. Loving father of Olga OLSZAK and her husband Henry, Tanya COLOMBO and her husband Gino, and Ursla LUSSIER and her husband Mark. Beloved grandfather of Robert (fiancee Lyne), Susan, Stephanie, Jennifer, Jessica and Mathew. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Doctor SPECTOR for the care and support hegave over many years. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Monday from 5-9 p.m. Panachida at 7: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church (3625 Cawthra Rd.) on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Volodymyr Cemetery. In Dymitro's memory, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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MELNYCHUCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Douglas N.
At age 70, beloved husband of Natalie (née MELNYCHUCK.) Loving brother of Franklyn (Helen) and Donald (late Lynne), both of Canada. Dear uncle of 4. Cherished godfather of Janet FANAKI and Bill PETRUCK. Cousin of Irene PETRUCK. Member of the S.A.L. Post 703 and the Club 40 Men's Bowling League. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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MELNYK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Verna (née O'HARA)
At Bluewater Health -- Mitton Site, Sarnia on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Verna STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (née O'HARA,) of Petrolia in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late Howard (1979). Will be missed by her daughter Dorothy McDONALD of Sarnia, her son John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and friend Angela of Wyoming, her grandchildren, Jim SPROULE and Angela MELNYK, Lisa and Doug WINDOVER, Janelle and Alan HULL, Jelissa STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Ian McCORMICK and Jordan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Joanna, and her great-grandchildren Kennie SPROULE, Joey WINDOVER and Owen and Ryan HULL. She is also survived by her brother Dick O'HARA of Petrolia. She was predeceased by a son, James (1968,) a son-in-law George McDONALD (2005,) and her sister-in-law Mary O'HARA (2006.) Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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MELNYK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-25 published
HUNTLEY, Ann Helen (MELNYK)
Peacefully at her residence on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Ann Helen (MELNYK) HUNTLEY of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Kevin HUNTLEY. Loving mother of Michael David, Edward John and Ricky Billy HUNTLEY all of London. Dear sister to Mike MELNYK and his wife Joyce of Edmonton, Alice KURYLO and her husband Bill of Edmonton and Sophie HONKA and her husband Alex of British Columbia. Also loved by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Kenny HUNTLEY, brothers the Most Reverend Father Ralph MELNYK, Peter and John and her sisters Mary, Rose and Nataly. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South on Friday, May 26, 2006 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Prayers will be held at 6:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint_Justin's Catholic Church, 855 Jalna Blvd., London on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend Rick HURDLE officiating. Interment at New St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chatham, Ontario. Donations to the Arthritis Society, 400 York Street, Suite 204, London, Ontario N6B 3N2 would be greatly appreciated.

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MELNYK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
BEER, Sally (née MELNYK)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, September 30, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Donald W. BEER (Mar. 2, 2003.) Loving mother of Linda LEE and her husband Greg of London, Richard BEER and Gerald BEER, both of R.R.#3, Saint Thomas. Dear grandmother of Trisha MORRIS and her fiancé Jason GROUETTE, Steven LEE and his fiancée Joanna REGAN, and great grandmother of Benjamin and Thomas LEE, all of London. Sadly missed by her sister, Mary DUDDER, her brother, Walter MELNYK and his wife Mary, all of Calgary, Alberta and sister-in-law, Muriel SUCH of Saint Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, October 16, 1927, the daughter of the late Samko and Annie KRYSAK) MELNYK. She was a former employee of Singer Controls, Saint Thomas. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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MELNYK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-15 published
MELNYK, Zenon Alexander
On Tuesday December 12, 2006 Zenon MELNYK died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. His year long struggle with cancer was brave. He is mourned by his dear wife Wendy, his loving mother Vera and his father the late Doctor Ferdinand MELNYK, his brothers and sister Roman (Sonya,) Eugene (Laura,) Lydia MATJASEC (Frank.) He leaves behind his nephew Adrian and his nieces Anna Theresa, Anna and Olivia. He is mourned by Wendy's family Patricia and Larry CHAMBERLAIN, Tracey and Mike MELTZER and their son Mark, Mary and Harvey BROWN, Glen and Vernelle BENSON, Zoila BENSON and their families. He is also mourned by his uncle Leopold MELNYK and his family. Zenon will be sadly missed by his many Friends in Canada, The United States and Barbados. Divine Liturgy (Mass) Monday December 18, 2006, Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Saint Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 182 - 6th Street at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment. (As expressions of sympathy donations to Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Saint Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church or The Toronto Humane Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.) Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel 416-745-7555.

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MELNYK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
MELNYK, Petro " Peter"
At 80 years young, in Toronto, on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Beloved husband of Irene. Loving and devoted father of Ihor and his wife Cynthia, and Roksoliana. He will be sadly missed by his relatives in Ukraine and Poland, and by his many Friends in Canada and the United States. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Friday from 6-9 p.m. with Panachida at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday at 9: 30 a.m., followed by interment at St. Volodymyr Cemetery, Oakville. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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MELO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-13 published
BAKER, Maddisyn Miracle Chayse
After a courageous fight, Maddisyn Miracle Chayse BAKER has passed on and now has gone home, on Monday, June 12, 2006, into her 3rd year. Dearly loved by her parents Sharon BAKER and John DAPONTE and her big sister Ashley BAKER. Special granddaughter to Bill and Dorothy BAKER, Urbano and Teresa DAPONTE and great-grandmothers Anne BAKER and Honorinda DE MELO. Dear niece to; Shawn and wife Liz BAKER, Urban, Nevin and Andie DAPONTE. Many family and Friends will hold fond memories of Maddi. A Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations will be accepted by Maddisyn's family for the Sick Children's Hospital (7 South and Paediatric Critical Care Unit) to be delivered at a later date. "We will miss you pumpkin head"

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MELO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-06 published
DUARTE, Antonio Freitas
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 in his 78th year, Antonio Freitas DUARTE of Strathroy. Antonio is survived by his loving wife Fernanda of 51 years. Loving father of Joe (Donna GAGNON) DUARTE of Strathroy and Mike DUARTE of Saint Thomas. Will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Justin, Jesse, Nicole, Kelly, Sadie, Jordan and Hayley and Emily DUARTE. Great grandfather to Logan DUARTE. Antonio will be remembered by sisters Salome DUARTE, Amelia ALMEIDA (Jose) both of the Azores and brother Jorge (Teresa) DUARTE of Mississauga. Sister in law Lourdes LOPES (Jose) of the Azores and special Godfather to Fatima MELO (Victor) of Strathroy and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Friday, July 7th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Prayers to be said at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 8th, 2006 at 10 a.m. from All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Strathroy with Father Michael KISZKO Celebrant. Interment to follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Antonio.

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MELO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
RAFEIRO, Marcelino de Melo
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Saturday, September 30th, 2006, Marcelino de Melo RAFEIRO in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Maria Monica (DE MELO) RAFEIRO. Dear father of Maria RAFEIRO, Carlos RAFEIRO, Antonio RAFEIRO (Pam) and Paulo RAFEIRO (Zenaide) all of London. Also loved by grandchildren Joshua, Jennifer, Chantelle, Autumn and Rachel, and great-grandchildren Adelaide and Evan. Brother of Artur, Maria, Onorina, Antonina and Urania. Predeceased by his brother Serafim. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. (between King and York) where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel with Pastor Samuel ANDRADE officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Strathmere Lodge.

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MELO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
DE MELO, Mark Paul
Peacefully, on Saturday, October 7, 2006, in the presence of his Mom, at Parkwood Hospital after a lengthy illness, Mark Paul DE MELO in his 27th year. Beloved son of Lucia DE MELO and Jorge DE MELO (Maria) all of London. Predeceased by his sister Leslie DE MELO (2005.) Dear brother of Alex DE MELO and Chantel DE MELO. Grandson of Eduardo and Norbina SOARES of London and Adelino and Deolinda CARREIRO of Portugal. Mark will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street where the Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 10: 00 a.m. with the Reverend Armindo MONIZ officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery.

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MELO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-07-11 published
DUARTE, Antonio Freitas
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, in his 78th year, Antonio Freitas DUARTE of Strathroy. Antonio is survived by his loving wife, Fernanda of 51 years. Loving father of Joe (Donna GAGNON) DUARTE of Strathroy and Mike DUARTE of Saint Thomas. Will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Justin, Jesse, Nicole, Kelly, Sadie, Jordan, and Hayley and Emily DUARTE. Great-grandfather to Logan DUARTE. Antonio will be remembered by sisters Salome DUARTE, Amelia ALMEIDA (Jose) both of the Azores and brother Jorge (Teresa) DUARTE of Mississauga. Sister-in-law Lourdes LOPES (Jose) of the Azores and special god-father to Fatima MELO (Victor) of Strathroy and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family were received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Friday, July 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers were said at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. from All Saints Roman Catholic Church, in Strathroy, with Father Michael KISZKO celebrant. Interment at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Antonio.

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MELO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-02 published
ROBINSON, Margaret N. (née RYAN)
On September 30, 2006, died in her 89th year in the loving home of her daughter, Betty ROBINSON, and son-in-law, Randy ATTWOOD, in Mississauga. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edgar, and sons Jim and Bill. Left to grieve her are her children: Judith (Charles) GOTTFRIED, Margaret ROBINSON, Mary TIMMINS, Frances ROBINSON, Ellie (Dino) ZUCCHIATTI, John (Yvonne) ROBINSON, and Ed (Nanette) ROBINSON. She is survived by her sisters, Jean FIORAVANTI and Grace RYAN, and in-laws, Frank ALLEN and Sheri CLANCY. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Lisa MELO, Jim ROBINSON, Robbie ROBINSON, Robin KNIGHTON, Greg BROWNING, Darcy TIMMINS, Kristin WELTON, Justin and Lauren ZUCCHIATTI, Beth ATTWOOD, Michele, Renée, and Ashley ROBINSON, Brenna ROBINSON, and families, and all her great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, October 5, 2006, 1 to 4 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre -- Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 blocks south of Eglinton on Dixie), 905-602-1580.

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MELO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-14 published
MARTINS, Maria Da Encarnacao (August 4, 1921-April 12, 2006)
Of Marygrace Court, Mississauga. Visitation 12 noon-9 p.m. today at the Ryan and Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Service 8: 30 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen's Church to Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. MARTINS, who died at Saint_Joseph's Hospital, was predeceased by husband Germano Borges MARTINS, and is survived by children (in Canada) Eva MELO (Francisco,) Ines BENTO (Jose,) Fatima MENDONCA (Jose), Diamantina COSTA, Alvaro MARTINS, Tiago MARTINS (Maura,) children (in Portugal) Neves COELHO (Jose,) Aurora AMORIN (Marculino,) Izabel FURTADO (Jose,) Encarnacao SILVA (Adelino), Filomena LIMA (Jose), Luisa FERNANDES (Vitor) 30 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Parking is no problem - simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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MELOCHE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-18 published
MELOSHE, Pearl Agnes (née SHEWELL)
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at the Ottawa Hospital on Monday October 16, 2006 in her 90th year. Born in Bentinck Township, Ontario, daughter of Margaret and Thomas SHEWELL. Beloved wife of the late Francis Patrick MELOSHE and cherished mother of Nancy (Dr. Ian PRAGNELL), Mary (Dr. Phyllis HIERLIHY), Patrice (Elmer TUMAK) and Timothy. Dear sister of Helen HILL (Norman) of Windsor, Ontario and sister-in-law of Wilfred and Helen MELOCHE of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her brothers Albert, Walter, Charles and Stanley, and; by her sisters Isabel HURLEY and Violet HOGAN of Owen Sound. Pearl was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated member of the Catholic Women's League and a lifelong parishioner of Saint Mary's Church, Owen Sound. There are angels too numerous to mention among the doctors, residents, nurses, therapists and administrative staff at the Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Heart Institute who treated Pearl with professionalism, dedication and compassion. Your kindnesses were deeply appreciated. The family would like to extend a special heartfelt note of thanks to: Doctor John SEELEY of the Ottawa Hospital, Pearl's family physician and tireless advocate, Doctor Priscilla BRIGHT, Father John DECOSTE, and caregivers, Reta CURRIE and Eileen WHITELEY. Friends are invited to call at the Breckenridge Ashcroft Funeral Home 241 9th St. West, Owen Sound, Ontario, tel: 519-376-2326 on Friday, October 20, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Saturday morning at 10: 00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2006 with interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the Palliative Care Outreach Program of Ottawa would be appreciated.

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MELOCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
TOUFEXOPOULOS, James Victor (né MELOCHE)
Suddenly on Saturday February 11, 2006 James Victor Toufexopoulos (Meloche) of Brownsville in his 36th year. Beloved son of Reta MELOCHE and the late Daniel MELOCHE (May 30, 1990) of Tillsonburg, and Stephen TOUFEXOPOULOS of Brooks, Alberta. Dear brother of Steve (Robin) MELOCHE of Saint Thomas; Chris MELOCHE of Tillsonburg, and dear uncle of Daniel MELOCHE of Saint Thomas, Cassandra ZAVISLAK of Saint Mary's; Charlene ZAVISLAK of Verona, and cousins Maryanne Lisa; David; Katie. Also, survived by several aunts, uncles and other cousins. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Wednesday February 15, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Only. Funeral services will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday February 16, 2006 at 1 p.m. Pastor Donna CHAPMAN of First Baptist Church officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. In James memory at the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostranderfuneralhome.com

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MELOCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-08 published
FULTON, Patrick John
Passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2006 at Home, at the age of 57 years. He was born in Chatham and was a son of the late Alec and Lillian (MELOCHE) FULTON. Beloved husband of Pamela (Isaac) FULTON. Loving father of Jennifer FULTON and grandfather of Samantha, Andrew and Brittany. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Shirley and the late Ernest (Shep) SHEPLEY, Joe and Betty Jane MAYVILLE, Roy and Janice ISAAC, Shelly ISAAC, Buffy and Dale SANDS, Donna and Lloyd DAY Jr. and Kyle and Cindy ISAAC. Kind son-in-law of Donald ISAAC and the late Jean ISAAC. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The late Pat FULTON rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 9, 2006 at 1 p.m. from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18, in Wallaceburg. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in the Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Patrick John FULTON.

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MELOCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
COLLINS, Gladys Irene Pearl
86 years. Passed away peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home, London, Ontario on Saturday, November 25, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Edward COLLINS (1992.) Dear mother of Robert COLLINS and his wife Sandra of London, Ontario, Marilyn CATO and her husband Don of Saint_John, New Brunswick. Loving grandmother of Robert and Kelly of London, Randy and Erica of Watford, Michael and Jennifer, Larry and Jackie, all of Burlington, Phillip and Tracy of Hagersville, Juley and Brent and Heather, all of Saint_John, New Brunswick. Cherished great-grandmother, aunt and friend of many. Dear sister of Jake and Anita MELOCHE of Kingsville. Predeceased by her daughter Carolyn BISHOP and her son-in-law Len BISHOP. Gladys retired from Transit Windsor as Supervisor of Cash Office after 24½ years and was a long-standing member of the Chancel Guild of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Windsor. Gladys may not have remembered the names of her family, but she definitely knew the faces of those who loved her. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue (519) 254-3223 on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Anderson Memorial Chapel on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Archdeacon William GRAY/GREY officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial donations made to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family. "God hath promised light for the way, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love…"

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MELOCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
CHURCH, Lena Rose Marie (née MELOCHE)
Peacefully, in her sleep at Elgin Manor on Friday morning, December 15th, 2006. Lena Rose Marie CHURCH (née MELOCHE) formerly of R.R.#2 West Lorne in her 104th year. Predeceased by her husband Unni in 1975. Lena is survived by her niece Dorothy NELLES and her husband Howard of Nepean, her nephew Richard SSAINTWIS and his wife Mary of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. Graveside interment will be conducted at Rodney Cemetery on Monday at 1 p.m. A memorial talk will be held at the Rodney Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses: at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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MELONI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
MELONI, Jamie
On March 1, 2006 at his residence. Survived by his ex-wife Yvonne HAZELL; close Friends Dale WEBB and Paul TROLLOPE, as well as other family and Friends. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley). Visitation will be prior to Service from 1 until 3 p.m.

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MELOSHE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-18 published
MELOSHE, Pearl Agnes (née SHEWELL)
Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at the Ottawa Hospital on Monday October 16, 2006 in her 90th year. Born in Bentinck Township, Ontario, daughter of Margaret and Thomas SHEWELL. Beloved wife of the late Francis Patrick MELOSHE and cherished mother of Nancy (Dr. Ian PRAGNELL), Mary (Dr. Phyllis HIERLIHY), Patrice (Elmer TUMAK) and Timothy. Dear sister of Helen HILL (Norman) of Windsor, Ontario and sister-in-law of Wilfred and Helen MELOCHE of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her brothers Albert, Walter, Charles and Stanley, and; by her sisters Isabel HURLEY and Violet HOGAN of Owen Sound. Pearl was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated member of the Catholic Women's League and a lifelong parishioner of Saint Mary's Church, Owen Sound. There are angels too numerous to mention among the doctors, residents, nurses, therapists and administrative staff at the Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Heart Institute who treated Pearl with professionalism, dedication and compassion. Your kindnesses were deeply appreciated. The family would like to extend a special heartfelt note of thanks to: Doctor John SEELEY of the Ottawa Hospital, Pearl's family physician and tireless advocate, Doctor Priscilla BRIGHT, Father John DECOSTE, and caregivers, Reta CURRIE and Eileen WHITELEY. Friends are invited to call at the Breckenridge Ashcroft Funeral Home 241 9th St. West, Owen Sound, Ontario, tel: 519-376-2326 on Friday, October 20, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Saturday morning at 10: 00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2006 with interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the Palliative Care Outreach Program of Ottawa would be appreciated.

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MELROSE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-11-10 published
Father, veteran won't march in first Remembrance Day parade
On March 28th of this year, Peter MELROSE died.
He was a gentle man and he was my father.
Born in Scotland in 1921 to David and Mary MELROSE, he lived in Collingwood until he joined the Navy in 1939.
Like many young men and women of his day, he left home to fight for Canada. He returned safely. And for the next 65 years he lived a good life.
He didn't talk much of the war until his later years.
He had decided that he would march for the first time ever in the Collingwood Remembrance Day parade in 2006 with his war medals.
You won't see him in this year's ceremonies, but he will be there in spirit.
His wife, children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren will never forget.
Susie (MELROSE) BRUNCHMANN, Langley, B.C.
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MELROSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
MELROSE, Martha Emily
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Thursday, April 20, 2006, in her 96th year. Martha MELROSE, beloved wife of the late George, and predeceased by her son Reg. Sister of Charlie FULLER and his wife Joan. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket, on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens, Willowdale. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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MELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
LEPRICH, John Otto
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga on January 3, 2006, at the age of 82. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda, step-son Eric CHUBBS, son Dr. David (Vicki) LEPRICH, daughter Karen (Dave) COURT, grandchildren Kaitlin, Alana, Lauren, Lamont and great-grand_son Wiley; brothers Carl (Patricia) of Petrolia, Hamilton (Mary Ann) of Barrie, Edward (Sylvia) of Milton and William (Michal) of Cobourg; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his first wife Madeline, daughter Leynne, sister Elsie MELSON, and parents John and Elizabeth LOEPRICH. John's family immigrated to Canada from Romania when he was 6. He was raised in Hanover and was always proud of being a "Hanover boy". As a young teenager, he was chosen three years consecutively to be in the Ontario Youth Orchestra. He was an accomplished trumpet player. John was a member of the Legion for many years. In 1945, John was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. As a Bison Squadron mid-upper gunner, he defended his Lancaster aircraft from the world's first fighter jet, being the first Canadian to shoot down the Messerschmidt 262, despite the malfunctioning electrical firing circuit of his guns. This past summer, John was inducted into the Canada Veterans Hall of Valour in Ottawa. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, north of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday, January 5, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, January 6 at Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row in Mississauga. If desired, donations may be made in John's memory to Cooksville United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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MELTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-02 published
KAAKE, Jacoba (née HUYGEN)
Jacoba KAAKE, wife of the late Herman William KAAKE and formerly of Red Wing, passed away in Kitchener on Tuesday February 28th, 2006 in her 75th year. Jacoba was born in Holland a daughter of the late Leendert and Aartje HUYGEN formerly of Meaford. Mother of Audri MELTON (Roger GOETZ) of Waterloo, Charlie KAAKE of Richmond Hill, and Nancy KAAKE (Tom GOBEIL) of Noelville. Grandmother of Kendri and Jillian, Bonnie, Billy, Alex and Misty and great-grandmother of two. Sister of Rika (Bill) HARTLEY of Toronto and predeceased by brothers William and Elias HUYGEN. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street East in Thornbury on Saturday March 4th at 11: 00 a.m. with visiting the hour prior to service. Interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MELTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
MELTON, George James
A resident of Erieau, George James MELTON, passed away at Parkwood Hospital on Sunday May 14, 2006 at the age of 72. Born in Chatham, son of the late George and Madeline MELTON. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Clare Patton KERR. Dear father of Kerri and Mimmo GALLO, London and Michael James MELTON, Toronto. Loving grandfather of Craig and Paige GALLO. Brother of Elwood and Mildred MELTON, Chatham. George will be fondly remembered by the Kerr and Praill family, also his many Friends at Deer Run Golf Course. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday May 17, 2006 from 1: 00-2:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at the Funeral Home at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. Paul MILLWARD of Christ Church Anglican officiating. A light luncheon will follow. Cremation has taken place. Donations made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MELTZER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-01 published
MELTZER, David Borris
By Allan MELTZER, Page A16
Teacher, healer, husband, humorist, father, uncle, friend. Born on July 2, 1919, in Winnipeg. Died on August 25, 2005, of a heart attack in London, Ontario, aged 86.
One August day, my special Uncle David awoke, swam a mile, played a round of golf and went bargain hunting. He collapsed in the store and was gone. He was 86 years old. The youngest of eight, he grew up in Beausejour, Manitoba, and left to attend the University of Manitoba. After graduating, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and did his basic training in Clinton, Ontario, where met his wife Zivia. He returned to Canada after the Second World War and attended medical school at the University of Western Ontario.
He specialized in hematology (the branch of medicine dealing with blood), and in 1955 began a 35-year career at London's St. Joseph's Health Care. Over the years, he established a reputation as a great physician and a great character.
Once I asked my Uncle Dave what he did at St Joseph's. With a wry grin and tongue firmly in cheek he answered, "I save lives, stamp out disease, lessen human suffering and advance the frontiers of scientific knowledge."
A colleague once said that David MELTZER's talent was the ability to blend the science of medicine with the art of caring. A woman I worked with asked me if I was related to Dr. David MELTZER. When I told her that he was my uncle, she hugged me! I was a proxy. Her mother was my uncle's patient and he treated her for years. The daughter said that he never talked down to her mother or family and never left her room without making her smile.
And he did make people smile. He had an amazing wit and loved puns and other word play. And he had a repertoire of thousands of very, very bad jokes of which the nuns at St. Joseph's were often victims.
He taught at the University of Western Ontario's medical school. Students, both past and present, were always welcome in his home. The respect was obvious and I benefited from it. A case of food poisoning brought me to the infirmary at one of Banff's large hotels. Luckily, the doctor was in. "Any relation to Dr. David MELTZER?" he asked, examining my health card.
"My uncle," I said.
"He was my professor," he said. "Normally, I'd send you back and tell you to tough it out, but as a mark of respect for your uncle, I'll give you something." I was fine after a shot of an anti-nausea agent and a drug-induced sleep.
"So many people owe their lives to David," a relative said at the funeral. My mother was one of them. We were living in Winnipeg at the time. She was just home from having had surgery and felt a cold coming on. Somehow she also strained a muscle her back and told my uncle this on the phone. Suddenly, Uncle David said he had to hang up and would call back. About five minutes later, an ambulance appeared at our door. Uncle Dave diagnosed a blood clot in her lung from 2,000 kilometres away.
Along with his son Alan, daughter Sari, companion Ruth FINK and their families, I will really miss him. But I take some consolation that my uncle lived his last day on this Earth no different than the previous 86-plus years.
He had many letters after his name but, for us, the most important of all his titles was uncle. He was always there to lend his nieces and nephews an empathetic ear. He would always raise our spirits. He was a very special uncle. When we ended a visit to Uncle David's and were leaving, he would always say: "Say hello to the mayor for me."
Well now it's my turn: Uncle David, say hello to the mayor for me.
Allan is David MELTZER's nephew.

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MELTZER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-15 published
MELNYK, Zenon Alexander
On Tuesday December 12, 2006 Zenon MELNYK died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. His year long struggle with cancer was brave. He is mourned by his dear wife Wendy, his loving mother Vera and his father the late Doctor Ferdinand MELNYK, his brothers and sister Roman (Sonya,) Eugene (Laura,) Lydia MATJASEC (Frank.) He leaves behind his nephew Adrian and his nieces Anna Theresa, Anna and Olivia. He is mourned by Wendy's family Patricia and Larry CHAMBERLAIN, Tracey and Mike MELTZER and their son Mark, Mary and Harvey BROWN, Glen and Vernelle BENSON, Zoila BENSON and their families. He is also mourned by his uncle Leopold MELNYK and his family. Zenon will be sadly missed by his many Friends in Canada, The United States and Barbados. Divine Liturgy (Mass) Monday December 18, 2006, Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Saint Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 182 - 6th Street at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment. (As expressions of sympathy donations to Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Saint Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church or The Toronto Humane Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.) Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel 416-745-7555.

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MELUNSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-29 published
KAGAN, Sidney
On Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at Saint Michael's Hospital. Sidney beloved husband of Maureen. Loving father of Corinne, and Lisa. Devoted grandfather of Dustin, and Noah. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Esther and Leonard MELUNSKY, and Adrienne and Haim SPIEGEL, and Montague KAGAN, and Lyn ASSNESS. For a graveside service on Thursday, June 29 at 11: 00 a.m. in the Community section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 3800 Yonge Street, Unit 620. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-888-939-3333.

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-15 published
MELVILLE, Thelma Marion (née HOLLAND)
Of Chesley, passed away at Elgin Abbey, Chesley on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 in her 93rd year. Daughter of the late William C. HOLLAND and Catherine Rupert. Beloved wife of the late Percy D. MELVILLE. Survived by her daughter, Priscilla CHERNOFF, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Thelma will be missed by her sisters-in-law, Dorene HOLLAND, Margaret HOLLAND, and Helen MELVILLE. Predeceased by her brothers, Charles, Howard in infancy, Cecil and Clarence HOLLAND and sisters, Mabel NELCOSKEY and Eva BROWNSON. Visitation will be held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7: 00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 17th, 2006 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Chesley at 2: 00 p.m. Spring interment Chesley Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
PRATT, Eulia "Ina" Louise (formerly WILKINSON, née BERRY)
Of Elgin Manor, on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Donald George "Bud" PRATT of Port Bruce and the late Robert WILKINSON. Loved mother of Bryan and his wife Caroline WILKINSON of Saint Thomas, Robin WILKINSON and his partner Marlene REAUME of Saint Thomas and Donna and her husband Michael PARKER of Mount Brydges. Step-mother of Randy PRATT of Saint Thomas and the late Rick PRATT. Dear sister of Ruth GIFFORD of London. Predeceased by 3 sisters Dortha BOUGHNER, Iola MELVILLE and Edythe WALKER and by 4 brothers Ken, Jack, Robert, Glenn BERRY. Dear mother-in-law pf Mary PRATT of Saint Thomas and sister-in-law of Dorothy WILKINSON of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Ina was born in Saint Thomas on January 19, 1930, the daughter of the late Albert Edward and Eulia Bertia LARUE) BERRY. She worked at Weatherhead and the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. A Memorial service to celebrate Ina's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment of ashes in follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-28 published
IREDALE, Norman J.
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, December 26, 2006, Norman J. IREDALE age 60 years of Saint Marys. Beloved husband of Jackie (MELVILLE) IREDALE. Loving father of Chris IREDALE and Laurie COWARD, Tim and Susan IREDALE, Jessica and John HODKINSON. Proud grandfather of Hayden, Liam, Erin, Jordan, Loghan and Ryan. Dear brother of Grace KINBERGER, Robert and Jackie IREDALE, Orville IREDALE Jr., Ann Marie BURLEY and William. Dear brother-in-law of Dorothy DIEHL, George and Ruth MELVILLE, Larry and Sharon MELVILLE and Sharon and Frank BARNES. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Orville and Myrtle (HERMAN) IREDALE and his mother and father-in-law Max and Dorothy (BLANCHARD) MELVILLE. Sister and brothers-in-law Joan and Art MARTIN, Bill and Ella MELVILLE, Richard MELVILLE and Fred KINBERGER. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street, N., Saint Marys on Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Dalice SIM officiating. In his memory, donations to Sick Kids Foundation, 14th Floor, 525 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L3 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
MELVILLE, Elinor G.K. (September 11, 1940-March 10, 2006)
Elinor Gordon Ker MELVILLE died early Friday after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Simple Alternative, 275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto, 416-441-1580. She was Associate Professor of History at York University, where she had taught since 1988, and a pioneering and prize- winning scholar of the role of environmental change in the European colonization of the Americas. She was born to Scottish parents in New Guinea, and reared in Australia and New Zealand. She came to Canada in 1963 as a physiotherapist, and later trained as an anthropologist at the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan, where she received a masters in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1983. Highly witty, cultivated and engaging, Doctor MELVILLE never married and was survived by no known relatives. But she had many devoted Friends, who helped care for her during her long struggle against ovarian cancer. They were aware of her gratitude to her oncologist, Dr. Stephanie LAFRAMBOISE, June GALBRAITH and Trinity Home Hospice, and Toronto Grace Hospital, where she died. She instructed her Friends to place her ashes under her banana tree in Mexico with a view of a snow-capped volcano, have a big party and drink a lot of tequila. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the prize to be established in her name with the Conference on Latin American History, which can be contacted at clah@ucdavis.edu

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
JACKES, Rodon Henry Moncrieff
Died on May 25, 2006 in Toronto, aged 80. Predeceased by his partner of 35 years, Keith MELVILLE. Rod was born in South Africa and came to Canada in 1956. son of the late Rodon JACKES and Antoinette SHONE. Until his retirement he worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a set decorator. He will be sadly missed by his family in South Africa and by his many Friends. A celebration of Rod's life will be held at a visitation at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, (South of Eglinton) on Monday, May 29th, from 6-8 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers a donation to your favourite charity will be appreciated.

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
AMODEO, Joseph
Passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday, March 4, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Sally. Loving father of Sal and his wife Pearl, Theresa AGIUS and her husband Joe, Frank and his wife Denise, Francesann THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Eric, Nancy OSKIRKO and her husband Rick and Josephine MELVILLE and her husband David. Loving grandfather of Joseph (Nancy), David (Rhonda), Deborah (Joe CABRAL), Joey (deceased), Jennifer, Matthew, Thomas, Nicholas, Patrick, Melissa and Michael and great grandfather of Daniel and Alexander. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 4070 Central Parkway East, Mississauga (time to be determined). Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Battens Disease.

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MELVILLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-12 published
MELVILLE, Elinor G.K. (September 11, 1940-March 10, 2006)
Elinor Gordon Ker MELVILLE died early Friday after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Simple Alternative, 275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto, 416-441-1580. She was Associate Professor of History at York University, where she had taught since 1988, and a pioneering and prize-winning scholar of the role of environmental change in the European colonization of Latin America. She was born to Scottish parents in New Guinea, and reared in Australia and New Zealand. She came to Canada in 1963 as a physiotherapist, and later trained as an anthropologist at the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan, where she received a masters in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1983. Highly witty, cultivated and engaging, Doctor MELVILLE never married and was survived by no known relatives. But she had many devoted Friends, who helped care for her during her long struggle against ovarian, stomach and intestinal cancer. They were aware of her gratitude to her oncologist, Doctor Stephanie LAFRAMBOISE, June GALBRAITH and Trinity Home Hospice, and Toronto Grace Hospital, where she died. She instructed her Friends to place her ashes under her banana tree in Mexico with a view of a snow-capped volcano, have a big party and drink a lot of tequila. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society of Canada.

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MELVILLE 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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MELVIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-16 published
KING, Robert " Bob" James
Of Teeswater, suddenly as the result of an accident on Friday, July 14th, 2006 at Wingham and District Hospital in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Joan KING (Melvin) of Teeswater. Dear father of Tracy KING (Robin) of Wingham, Tina KING (Brian) of Kincardine, Robbie KING of Wingham, Shaun KING (Sarah,) Teeswater, Joyce KING (Doug) of Toronto, Chris KING of Teeswater and Joe KING (Bethany) of Teeswater. Grandfather of Timothy. Much loved son of Ruth KING of Wingham and the late Joe KING (2005.) Also survived by his siblings; Joanne KIRKLAND (Bob) of Port Severon, Dianne NICHOLSON (Mike) of Alton, Brenda WILTON (John) of R.R.#5 Mildmay, Nancy McKAGUE (Ron) of Walkerton, Sandra YOUNG (Bob) of Michigan and Gerard KING (Betty Anne) of Walkerton. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Ann MILNE (Ted) of R.R.#3 Walkerton, Jim MELVIN (Geraldine) of Teeswater and Bill MELVIN of Teeswater. Also survived by his uncle George KING and several nieces and nephews. Visitation at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Teeswater on Sunday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m., with vigil prayers at the funeral home at 8: 45 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Father Donald WILHELM celebrant. Interment Sacred Heart cemetery, Culross Township. Memorial donations to Teeswater Minor Sports or the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MELVIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-11 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Phyllis Isabella
Peacefully November 9, 2006, Kanata, Ontario in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband Edward W. Dear mother of Gayle WILSON (Dorchester), Elizabeth (Ottawa), David (Bancroft), Donald (Petawawa), Beverly NYE (Merrickville,) Janet MELVIN (London,) Edward (London,) Kandis (Courtice). She is also survived by her loving companion Wilf COATES. A memorial service will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd, Ottawa on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. If you wish to make a donation in memory, please consider the Canadian Hearing Society, 2197 Riverside Dr., Suite 502, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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MELVIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-06 published
PALOHEIMO, Jyri Erkki
Professor Emeritus University Of Toronto
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Jyri Erkki PALOHEIMO on March 29th, 2006. After a long struggle with cancer, he passed away peacefully surrounded by family and Friends at his home. Doctor PALOHEIMO was born in Kuhmo, Finland on June 7, 1932 to Sirkka and Major Erik PALOHEIMO. After completing his undergraduate degree in Abstract Mathematics at the University of Helsinki in 1953, he immigrated to Canada. He undertook post-graduate work at Columbia University, New York, and completed his doctorate at the University of Toronto while working as a Mathematical Statistician for the Fisheries Research Board in St. Andrews, New Brunswick and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Upon completion of his PhD dissertation, on the Theory of Search, he was immediately appointed Assistant Professor in both the Mathematics and Zoology departments of the University of Toronto, and later in the Institute of Applied Statistics there. In 1975 he became a member of the Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Toronto. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1976 in the Department of Zoology and the Department of Statistics. A world expert on search theory, he published over 70 academic papers, including some Citation Classics, and of the textbook, Models in Ecology, as well as contributing to other books in the field. He became an Emeritus Professor in 1997. A very quiet and unassuming person, Doctor PALOHEIMO had a lifelong interest in the inner life of man. His work on himself was felt by those he came in contact with. His attainments in this regard, as well as his genuine warmth and wry humour made him a guide and mentor for many people. He left behind former wife Linda PALOHEIMO, their children Roland WATT, Lisa HUGHES (Jan HUGHES,) Sven-Eric PALOHEIMO, Thomas PALOHEIMO and Jasmine PALOHEIMO, as well as former wife Anna CARLING, who provided vital nursing care in his final months, and their children Rolf PALOHEIMO (Diana POTTS) and Martti PALOHEIMO. He will be missed by his grand children, Jan-Christopher, Ceilidh, Reese and Keelan HUGHES; Shane (late,) Erik, Alison, and Leslie PALOHEIMO; Sean Eric MELVIN, and Martina, Kayla and Luke PALOHEIMO; and by great grandchild Serenity May MELVIN. In Finland, he leaves behind brothers Matti and Juhani (Jussi) PALOHEIMO and their families. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April the 9th at 2 p.m. at Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto.

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GIEBNER, Dorothy Mary " Dottie" (RENNIE)
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne on Tuesday, April 11, 2006; Dorothy RENNIE in her 81st year; loved mother of Mary Elizabeth GIEBNER and her husband John MAKIN, Julie Ann MAKIN and her husband Tom, and Gary INGRAM and his wife Sandra. Cherished grandmother of Don, Rebecca (Devon), Kate (Mike), Elizabeth (Joe), Dorothy, Lenora, Jake, Gordy; loving great-grandmother of Daphne and Thomas; and dearest sister of Evelyn MELVIN. Dorothy will be missed by her other relatives and Friends. Funeral Service will take place at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service time. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com).

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