MERAW o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-28 published
MERAW, Sister Marilyn, C.S.J.
Sister Marilyn died peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, March 25th, 2006, in the 46th year of her religious life. She was the daughter of Joan MERAW (LANGEVIN) of Tweed and the late Leo MERAW. Along with the members of her religious community, she leaves to mourn her brothers Paul and his wife Liz of Picton and Tony and his wife Gwen of Ardoch and her sisters Nancy and her husband Gerald O'HEARN of Tweed, Margie HEALEY of Bowmanville, Claire and her husband Larry LAROCHELLE of Sault Ste. Marie, Anne and her husband Ray PARADIS of New Liskeard, and many nieces, nephews, aunts and Friends. Sister Marilyn was predeceased by her brother-in-law Michael HEALEY. Sister Marilyn received her education in Tweed, Ontario, her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and her Masters of Ministry and Spirituality from Regis College. She taught at Saint Anne's and St. Frances de Sales in Peterborough, Saint Mary's in Cobourg, Wainwright, Alberta, Vancouver and Bracebridge. Upon leaving teaching, Sister Marilyn did pastoral ministry in Sheshatshit, Labrador and Native Ministry in Espanola. She was parish administrator in West Bay, Ontario for several years. Since 1994 Sister Marilyn was involved with retreat ministry at Villa Saint_Joseph in Cobourg. Visitation will be held at Mount Saint_Joseph, Peterborough, from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28th. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mount Saint_Joseph on Wednesday, March 29th, at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation with Interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Arrangements are with Comstock Funeral Directors.

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MERCER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-04 published
GALLINGER, Grenville “Grant” Nelson
Of Chesley, passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 1, 2006 in his 83rd year. Best Friend of Grace SPENCER of Chesley. Loving brother of Audrey MERCER of Guelph and brother-in-law of Dorothy GALLINGER of Chesley and Peggy GALLINGER of Calgary. Grant will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his first wife Dorothy; second wife Agnes; son Robin; sister Gladys WEDOW; brothers Ken, Roscoe and Sam and his parents, Robert and Laura (SUBJECT) GALLINGER. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where a Royal Canadian Legion service will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment in Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MERCER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-17 published
MERCER, Aubrey John “Jack&rdquo
World War 2 Veteran
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday November 15, 2006. In his 84th year, Aubrey John “Jack” MERCER, the loving husband of the late Willa Marguerite MERCER (née SMITH,) and the late M. Eleanor MERCER (née DAY.) Loving father of Donald MERCER of Owen Sound, Coleen and her husband Dan HARRINGTON, of Guelph. Father-in-law of Mary Lou MERCER of Owen Sound. Loved Grandfather of Mark HARRINGTON and his wife Laurel of Halifax, Paul HARRINGTON and Alescia RICHARDSON of Waterloo, Michael HARRINGTON of Toronto, Christina MERCER and John VIELANDER of Calgary and Anne and her husband Moona RAHEMTULLA of Owen Sound. Proud great-grandfather of Zarra. Dear brother of Bill and his wife Joyce and brother-in-law of Beth BEAUSOLEIL and her husband Peter of Calgary. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and by Eleanor's family; Joyce, (Mrs. Arthur CARR) and Ian. Predeceased by his son Wayne and by his sister Marilyn (Mrs Jack RUTHERFORD). Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Members of the Owen Sound Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 are requested to attend a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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MERCER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-08 published
MERCER, John Aubrey " Jack"
The family of the late John Aubrey (Jack) MERCER would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to family and Friends for flowers, cards, donations and visitations. Our sincere appreciation to Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT for his support and comforting message. Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at Grey Bruce Regional Services and to Bill, Donna and Staff at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home.
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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-27 published
AMSINGA, Debra Johann (née SABOURIN)
Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Sunday January 22, 2006 in her 46th year. Loving mother of Angela MERCER and Adam MERCER. Cherished daughter of Andrew SABOURIN and the late Doreen (née McKINNON.) Dear sister of Darlean, Andrew Jr., Muriealann, Roddie, Debbie, Bruce, and Jamie. Deborah will also be missed by several nieces, one nephew and aunts and uncles. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell) London, for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation to take place. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-09 published
ROGERS, Roy
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in his 86th year. Predeceased by the late Lexcie (née SIMMS) (1964) and Evelyn MITCHELL (1988.) Loving father of Margaret (Don) HART, Ronald (Kathy) ROGERS, Jim MITCHELL and Ronald (Brenda) MITCHELL. Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary PARLANE and the late Howard HARRIS, John ROGERS, Lillian ARMSTRONG and Helen BIELAK. Roy will also be missed by his long time Friends Noella MERCER. (Roy was a 2 year patient of Parkwood Hospital) World War 2 Veteran and served with Essex Scottish 2nd Division out of Windsor. He was also a P.O.W. A volunteer for 25 years at Parkwood Veteran Wing. Retired employee of Murray-Selby Shoe Company after 40 years. Life member of Duchess of Kent #263. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Duchess of Kent #263 will be conducting a Legion Service on Thursday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Parkwood Hospital would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-10 published
ROGERS, Roy
Passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in his 86th year. Predeceased by the late Lexcie (née SIMMS) (1964) and Evelyn MITCHELL (1988.) Loving father of Margaret (Don) HART, Ronald (Kathy) ROGERS, Jim MITCHELL and Ronald (Brenda) MITCHELL. Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary PARLANE and the late Howard HARRIS, John ROGERS, Lillian ARMSTRONG and Helen BIELAK. Roy will also be missed by his long time Friends Noella MERCER. (Roy was a 2 year patient of Parkwood Hospital) World War 2 Veteran and served with Essex Scottish 2nd Division out of Windsor. He was also a P.O.W. A volunteer for 25 years at Parkwood Veteran Wing. Retired employee of Murray-Selby Shoe Company after 40 years. Life member of Duchess of Kent #263. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Duchess of Kent #263 will be conducting a Legion Service on Thursday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Parkwood Hospital would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-15 published
MERCER- MESCIA, Matthew
In memory of Matthew who suddenly passed away 8 years ago May 15th, 1998 at Children's Hospital, London.
You touched so many people,
With your love and playfulness,
You were an angel on earth,
You are the soft stars that shine in the sky
And you may not be here,
But you did not die.
"And in the morning You can play with all your toys."
Mommy, Daddy and sister Kiana love you and miss your beautiful smiling face.

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-18 published
WILSON, Lorena M. (June 30, 1905-May 18, 1996)
In loving memory of our Mom, Lorena M. WILSON.
Today recalls the memory,
Of a loved one gone to rest,
And those who think of her today,
Are those who loved her best.
The flowers we lay upon her grave,
May wither and decay,
But the love for her who lies beneath,
Will never fade away.
It's been 10 years Mom and we still remember and think of you always.
Love from L.E. WILSON, Marie MERCER and Jean MAHEUX.

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-23 published
MERCER, Dale W.
With great sadness, the family of Dale W. MERCER announces his peaceful passing at University Hospital, London, on Monday, May 22, 2006, in his 45th year. Beloved son of Noella and the late William MERCER (1975.) Dear brother of Michele, Dawn, Terri and Lisa. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Kim (2004). Visitors will be received on Wednesday, May 24, from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street where the Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 25, at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Father Rick HURDLE officiating. Private interment in St. Peter's Cemetery.

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
NETTLETON, Tim
Suddenly on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at the London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, Tim NETTLETON in his 44th year. Loving husband of Cynthia (GREENE) NETTLETON. Devoted and loving father of Morgan, Lauren and Danielle. Loving son of Patricia NETTLETON and the late Frank NETTLETON. Cherished brother of Mary-Jo (Mike) ARSENAULT, Maureen (Mark) HENNESSY, Lisa (Tom) FORD and Lori (Geoff) BEDFORD. Tim will also be missed by his Aunt Sally NETTLETON, Parents-in-law Freda and Cyril GREENE, and in-laws Cyril and Carrie, Danny and Lisa, David, Edward and Shelley. Also loved by Cynthia's Aunt Ruby MERCER and her husband Ralph. Tim will always be remembered and loved by many nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, June 6th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Wednesday, June 7th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tim are asked to consider The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario Foundation. Online condolences accepted at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-08 published
GRAFF, Margaret " Jean" (GRAHAM)
At Four Counties General Hospital, Newbury. On Tuesday, November 7th, 2006. Margaret (Jean) GRAFF (GRAHAM) of Melbourne in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald GRAFF (1985.) Dear mother of Bob and Caroline GRAFF and Melbourne, Donna and Tyrone MERCER of Courtland and William and Kim GRAFF of Melbourne. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Brothers Bill GRAHAM of Strathroy, Alman GRAHAM of Southwold and Lou GRAHAM of Alvinston and a daughter-in-law Marjorie GRAFF. Predeceased by a son Jim GRAFF and a sister Mary LUCAS and brothers Hugh and Norm GRAHAM. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy on Thursday, November 9th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the chapel on Friday, November 10th at 1: 00 p.m. with Bob and Thelma PERRY officiating. Interment Cowell McBride Cemetery to follow. Donations to the Melbourne United Church General Fund, Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean.

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MERCER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
MERCER, Bill and Kim
In memory of Bill MERCER, December 31st 1975 and Kim MERCER -- ANDERSON, December 31st 2004. Special memories keep you near Love Derek, Myles, Noella and family.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
PYATT, Donald Lyttle
Peacefully on March 25, 2006, in his 77th year, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Loving father and father-in-law of Gayle and John METSON, and Don and Tina MURPHY; beloved Poppa of Jay MERCER, Alex METSON, Ashley, Alexandra and Blake PYATT; great-grandpa of Joshua PERK. son of the Late William and Mabel PYATT, and mourned by Alan (Eunice, deceased), Myrtle (Joseph), the Late Glen (Patricia), many nieces and nephews, Joyce PYATT and the many Friends he made in his eventful life. An entrepreneur and a visionary, he pursued his dreams with hard work and made a whimsical, fun world for his family. He loved his children with passion, his grandchildren with sheer joy, and his humour, tenacity and gentleness will be cherished and missed by all who loved him. A Celebration of Dad's life for family and Friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Alzheimer 's Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca) in hopes that this terrible disease can be cured; or to the Unionville Home Society (905) 447-4282, ext. 4282, where Dad spent his last years being well and kindly cared for. For further information, contact (905) 373-4866.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-09 published
HILLHOUSE, Barbara Joan (née HAMILTON)
With grace and courage, Joan died on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Saint Michael's Hospital from a series of complications following recent surgery. The excellent skills, care and compassion by all of the Saint Michael's staff, our Urban Angels who attended Joan, were outstanding - thank you. Beloved wife for 49 years to her devoted husband and best friend Don. Proud mother of Bob (Jill DODDS) and Martha (Jason MERCER.) Loving grandmother of Stewart and Duncan HILLHOUSE. Predeceased by parents Robert Seabourne HAMILTON and Helen Mary McCULLOUGH. Joan was born in Belleville although she lived most of her life in North Toronto. She graduated from Lawrence Park Collegiate and the University of Toronto (Occupational Therapy). Joan will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her wide circle of Friends, especially Joan WYLIE and Shirley STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, her lifelong best pals. The family wishes to thank our Ministers Ken GALLINGER and Jessica McCRAE and everyone who has given us spiritual support and expressions of love for Joan. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kim HUNTER, Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 28th at 11 o'clock in Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If so wished, donations may be made to Saint Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8 or to a charity of your choice.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
COLE, Howard N.
Peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Lillian (née NOBLE) for 52 years. Loving father of Denise (Ron), Janice (Eamonn) and Lynn (Boyd). Proud grandfather of Rachel MONAHAN and Laura O'RAFFERTY. Survived by sister Rowena MERCER and brother Lesley COLE. Howard will be fondly remembered by his extended family and Friends.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
KENZIE, Richard " Dick" Edward George
Born February 21, 1921 in Toronto, Ontario, Dick KENZIE died peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the age of 84. Loving uncle of 10 nieces and nephews: Ian KENZIE, Wendy (Jim) MICHAEL, Stephen (Branka) KENZIE, William (Diane) KENZIE, Deborah (Rob) FORGIE, Richard KENZIE, Brenda (Eb) MERCER, Robert KENZIE, Patricia (Steve) BELLAMY and Charles (Tracey) KENZIE. Dear brother-in-law of Joan (KENZIE) McNEIL and Joan KENZIE. He will be fondly remembered by many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Marjorie and George KENZIE and brothers William and George. Dick was a retired manager at Manpower in Belleville. Dick proudly served in the Canadian Army in World War 2 with the 48th Highlanders. He was a lifetime member of Kiwanis, and was a 53 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a member of Federal Superannuates National Association and a Continuing Sergeant in the Old Comrades section of the 48th Highlanders. Dick's family thanks the staff at The Westmount especially the 3rd floor nursing staff for the wonderful care Dick received in his years there and the staff at Saint Mary's Hospital. Mr. KENZIE is at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. South, Kitchener, Ontario (519-743-8900) where his family will receive Friends on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. For those who wish, donations may be made in Dick's memory to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Heart and Stroke Foundation by calling the funeral home.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
MERCER, Jabez " Jerry"
It is with great sorrow that the family wish to announce the passing of Jabez (Jerry) MERCER surrounded by his family on Wednesday March 8, 2006 at the St. Joseph's General Hospital in Elliot Lake. Jabez was born in Come-By-Chance, Newfoundland on March 29, 1950 and came to Toronto in 1967 where he enjoyed a career with the Toronto District School Board as chief caretaker. Valerie and Jerry retired in 2003 and made their home in Elliot Lake where they were active members of Stage Door Players, the Elliot Lake all-terrain vehicle Club and the Renaissance Senior Centre. Jerry was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by his wife Valerie, son Jason (partner Lindsay), daughter Amanda (husband Lawrence), grandchildren Jason Jr., Justin, Kaylib, Meegwun, Mispwon, Angel, Lucy, Sasha, Amanda, Adam and Scotty. Jerry is also survived by his sisters Nellie (Chancey), Bernice (Eric), Margaret (Karl), his brothers Willard (Marion), Gerald (Geraldine), Graham (Geraldine), David (Janette), Bruce (Shelley), Ron (Fronie), his sister-in-law Helen (Monty), brothers-in-law Ray (Olive), Peter (Heather) along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from the Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre (705-848-9250) on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held on Monday March 13, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. from the New Life Pentecostal Assembly. The Reverend Paul McGOWAN officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
MERCER, Jean Eleanor (née WALKER)
Peacefully, at the Eventide Home, Niagara Falls, Ontario, on March 12, 2006, in her 89th year. Eleanor, beloved wife of the late Gordon MERCER (1975.) Loving mother of Carol-Lynn MERCER- SIRIANNI and her husband Anthony. Cherished grandmother of Justin, Jay and Jana NADON. Dearest friend of Netta KEATON. Eleanor will be sadly missed by her relatives and Friends. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.) Toronto (416-698-2861) on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service beginning in the funeral home chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens followed by reception at the funeral home. Memorial tributes in memory of Eleanor may be made to Birchcliff United Church, 33 East Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1Z9. The family invites Friends and relatives to sign Eleanor's Book of Condolence at: www.sherrin-funeral.ca

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
PYATT, Donald Lyttle
Peacefully, on March 25, 2006, in his 77th year, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Loving father and father-in-law of Gayle and John METSON, and Don and Tina MURPHY; beloved Poppa of Jay MERCER, Alex METSON, Ashley, Alexandra and Blake PYATT; great-grandpa of Joshua PERK. son of the late William and Mabel PYATT, and mourned by Alan (Eunice, deceased), Myrtle (Joseph), the late Glen (Patricia,) many nieces and nephews, Joyce PYATT, and the many Friends he made in his eventful life. An entrepreneur and a visionary, he pursued his dreams with hard work and made a whimsical, fun world for his family. He loved his children with passion, his grandchildren with sheer joy, and his humour, tenacity and gentleness will be cherished and missed by all who loved him. A Celebration of Dad's life for family and Friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca) in hopes that this terrible disease can be cured; or to the Unionville Home Society (905) 447-4282 ext. 4282, where Dad spent his last years being well and kindly cared for. For further information, contact (905) 373-4866.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
RYAN, Leonard Patrick
Of Brampton, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Friday, April 07, 2006. He was 50. Survived by his wife April (MERCER;) children Daniel of Peterborough, Michael of Hamilton, Amanda of Peterborough; Thomas and Jamie at home; mother Marie RYAN of Toronto; brothers and sisters Mary and John of Wasaga Beach, Mike and Sharon of Brampton, Anne Marie of Peterborough, Paul and Donna of Burlington, Jack and Loretta of Crossfield, Alberta., Tom, Anne and Gerry, all of Toronto; Jim and Debbie of Brampton, Rosemary and Paul of Toronto, Bernadette and Andy of Calgary, Alberta., Dorothy and Harry of Dobbinton. Also survived by his mother-in-law Agnes and Keith HOWARD and father-in-law Walter and Sheryl MERCER, all of Brampton; brothers-in-law Terry and Tania of Bolton, Jonathon of Brampton; sister-in-law Deanna of Brampton; many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his father Philip Michael RYAN. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton (1106 Yonge Street, 519-881-1273), on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Walkerton. Memorial donations to the Sick Kids Foundation (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
BRISTER, Eileen Marie
On Friday, April 21, 2006, at the age of 90. Eileen passed away peacefully, at the Toronto Western Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Edwin John (Jack) BRISTER. Loving mother of Nancy McCLINTIC (David) of Austin, Texas. Predeceased by brothers Thomas MERCER and William Charles MERCER. Dear aunt to Mary MERCER of Pickering and Douglas MERCER of London. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, for her gentle ways, her sense of humour, and she will be missed by her good Friends. Much appreciation to the staff at the Harold and Grace Baker Centre for their kindness and support. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MERCER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
FRANKFORD, Emma Margaret (1975-2006)
Died on April 20, 2006. Emma was loved by all who knew her. She was the cherished partner of Mick BEAUMONT, beloved daughter of Edwina FRANKFORD, Robert FRANKFORD and Helen Breslauer, "little sister" of Rachael FRANKFORD, and her husband Eduardo GARIBAY and Elizabeth MacKAY and her husband Roddy MacKAY, adored aunt to Malcolm and Lila MacKAY and Sebastian and Olivia Emma Frankford GARIBAY, niece of Jean HARKER, Christine PACEY, Wendy TEALE, John HARKER, Gordon HARKER, Colin MERCER and Fiona ROBERTSON, cousin of Paul MERCER and his wife Melissa WOODLEY, and Simon MERCER, granddaughter of the late Muriel and Reg HARKER and the late Margaret and Walter FRANKFORD, and lifelong friend of Adrienne RECKNAGEL and Jessica Smallwood PERRATON. Emma will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and Friends. Friends will be received at The Cardinal Funeral Homes, "Earle Elliott" Chapel (715 Dovercourt Rd - Ossington subway, Delaware exit) on Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. in the chapel followed by a reception at another location to be announced at the service. Emma's ashes will be laid to rest at a later date. Thank you to the many nurses and doctors who cared for Emma during this very difficult year. Emma loved to read, she loved children, and she cared about people. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Public Library Foundation (789 Yonge Street, Toronto Ontario, M4W 2G8 or call 416-393-7123) which helps to provide books for children and adults. A later celebration of Emma's life is being planned. If you would like to receive information about it, please e-mail: emmafrankfordcelebration@hotmail.com

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MERCHANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-30 published
YOUNG Laura
Of Wiarton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at University Hospital, London. Beloved wife of Rick of Wiarton and cherished mother of Brad (Crystal) of Stoney Creek. She will also be sadly missed by grandchildren Brien and Greg. Laura was predeceased by her parents Christie (McKEACHEN) and Joe MERCHANT as well as one sister. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. The funeral service to celebrate Laura's life will be held on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Lt. Mary MILLAR officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Wiarton Hospital or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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MERCHANT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
CLARK, Eula Johanna (formerly HOBBIN, née TAIT/TAITE/TATE)
Of Norwich, Ontario, at People Care, Tavistock on Thursday June 15, 2006, after a brief illness. Eula was in her 99th year and was born on the family farm at South Walsingham, Ontario on March 15, 1908. She is survived by her loving daughter Joan (HOBBIN) BISHOP and husband Robert of Woodstock; her dear granddaughter Pamela (BISHOP) CHRISTIE and husband Peter of London; and her cherished and loving great granddaughter Erin JOHNSON and husband David of London, England. Also survived by nephews Jim MERCHANT (Zora) of Sherwood Park, Alberta; Larry TAIT/TAITE/TATE (Lynn) of Woodstock; Brennan TAIT/TAITE/TATE of Beachville; niece Marion ANDERSON of Edmonton, Alberta, as well as several great nieces and nephews. Eula was predeceased by her dearly loved parents Henry and Ellena (McCALL) TAIT/TAITE/TATE, an infant son Raymond Peter HOBBIN, husbands Peter HOBBIN and Stanley CLARK, sisters Blanche PALMER (Stewart), Orpha WESTFALL (John), Viola MERCHANT (Tom,) brother Morley TAIT/TAITE/TATE (May,) and several nieces and nephews. In approximately 1918, the family moved to Norwich and the five children of Henry and Ellena grew up at the Norwich Gore, attending the Gore Public School and the Gore United Church. Our Mother and Grandmother was active in the community and enjoyed being a member of the Norwich Historical Society and the Norwich United Church. Her other pursuits included decorating and quilting and in particular painting which she continued to do into her late nineties. She was extremely proud of and took an avid interest in our United Empire Loyalist ancestors (the McCalls of Norfolk County) and passed on a great deal of family history. Eula enjoyed life and was always happy, healthy and content. She was kind, generous and blessed with a wonderful sense of humour. Eula was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. The family feels blessed to have had her in our lives for so many years and we are so grateful for her love. Thank you Grandma. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday, June 19 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Eula's life will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donna BAUMAN/BOWMAN- WOODALL officiating. Interment will follow at Norwich Gore Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society or Norwich United Church. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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MERCHANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-14 published
Used bookseller was a friend to customers
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
One of the bonuses of living in a big city is the small bookstore.
The very small used bookstore.
The kind where the aisles are narrow, book-lined shelves reach from floor to ceiling, and handwritten notes denote whether they are history, romance, mystery or for children.
The kind of place where there are always boxes of more books, spine up, on every available surface waiting for sorting.
The kind Olive NAVIS ran for 32 years.
First on Yonge St. (near Lawrence Ave.), then on Avenue Rd., the Handy Book Exchange attracted customers from near and far, and that is more than a cliché. NAVIS had regulars from the United States, North Bay and the Beach. Most became her Friends. Long before there were coffee bars on every corner, her coffee pot was always on.
She had treats for all the dogs. One customer once tried to avoid the bookstore -- she was in a hurry that particular day -- and crossed the street. But her dog balked and refused to move. The woman had to cross back over Avenue Rd. and stop at the store to appease her pet.
There are at least 10,000 books in the store -- although NAVIS's son, Gord, believes there are probably more like 20,000 to 30,000 books when you count those in the basement.
Nothing was or is computerized -- NAVIS used to keep track of her books in her head or in a series of small pads of paper in which she would record the author's name, every book he or she'd written and the number of copies she had.
Her good friend Carole NELLES, who has run the store during the past couple of years when NAVIS has been too ill to come in, used to call her at home three times a day, on the pretext of locating a book.
"I did it to keep her part of it," NELLES said. "Say someone wanted Leon Uris's Trinity, she'd say 'Go downstairs, walk straight to the bathroom, turn left at the boxes. Lift the top box and it's there.' She was always right."
NAVIS, the mother of two sons, always referred to NELLES as the daughter she never had. There was real love between the two, which started when they bonded over books and cigarettes smoked by the back door and grew when NELLES, a nurse working in London, Ontario, began spending more and more time in the bookstore when she was back in Toronto on her days off.
Together they cleaned up the books -- NAVIS called it their "spit and polish" day -- fixing broken spines with coloured magic markers, coating the covers with Mylar so they shone once more. "It was a lot of fun," NELLES recalled. "It's amazing what you can do."
NAVIS was fun, too. She kept a favourite cartoon near the cash "Going into a bookstore and buying one book is like going to McDonald's and buying one French fry." She collected jokes, filling 10 scrapbooks with them. She would foist copies of jokes on her customers.
She also handed out small notebooks, telling her customers to write down every book they read to avoid duplications.
"I was the bane of Olive's existence," said Enid RICHARDSON. "She would explain to me -- over and over -- that when books came out in their second printing, often their covers were different colours. 'Enid, this is one you have already read,' she would say. She gave me two notebooks to write my books down. I never used them."
For the last few years she was in the store, she refused to let RICHARDSON pay for books. RICHARDSON and her late husband, Jack, often drove her home from her shop -- NAVIS loathed using taxis and could never understand why a short trip from the store to Wanless Crescent could cost $7.
And until ill health stopped her, NAVIS was always at her store. It was officially closed Mondays, but she would be there anyway working on inventory. She absolutely loved being there. After her husband Borden died in 2001, her home was just a place to sleep. The store was always her real home.
Olive CHABAN was born and raised in Winnipeg. She married Borden NAVIS, a hometown Ukrainian boy and talented graphic artist in Winnipeg in 1938 and the two moved to Toronto. Sons Gord and Al were born 11 years apart; the family always lived with Borden's parents. Father and son owned the house jointly, but it was NAVIS's mother-in-law, whom neighbourhood kids called Queen Mary, who ruled it.
"My mother came from an abusive home -- so she never fought and maybe had one or two confrontations with my Dad during all those years," Gord NAVIS recalled. And so she was always polite to her mother-in-law, even going home to make lunch for her every day she worked at the bookstore.
NAVIS worked for a Yonge St. bookstore, then for Simpson's department store variously as a model, white-gloved elevator attendant, and in their book section. No one in the family is too sure about when she went to work for Tom MERCHANT, who owned the Handy Book Exchange on Yonge St. near their home.
She took over the store in 1974 after MERCHANT died. NELLES said she had been in the process of buying the business with weekly payments culled from the sale of handicrafts -- crocheted toilet paper covers and the like -- she made and sold in the store.
"It was a cute little store, a half-width store," recalled Gord NAVIS, and it thrived under the combination of NAVIS's personality, her knowledge of books and her coffee pot.
The family opened up the second location on Avenue Rd. in 1982 for son Al to operate. Ten years later, she moved into that store, when Al started a rare book and first edition business in Thornhill.
She was always happy in her store. She had a knack for finding just the right book -- especially for younger readers, whom she doted on. That doesn't mean she made money -- far from it, possibly because she was so generous about the credit she gave people for the used books they brought her.
"With Ollie, some customers brought 10 cartons of books. She'd give a credit of $1 per paperback. One man had a credit for $250," NELLES said.
Her eyesight began failing -- she developed cataracts -- but NAVIS kept going to the store until 2003, when she suffered an accidental fall at home. She died early on November 9 at age 89. NELLES opened the store that day in her honour. Her picture is still in the window and by the cash is a book for customers to sign. Many have.
"You gave me a googly-eyed pencil," wrote one young reader. "You were the first friend I made when I moved here," wrote another. And one person spoke for hundreds of customers when he wrote: "You were a touchstone in my reading life."

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MERCIER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-30 published
MERCIER, Yvan " Ivan"
Suddenly at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, May 27, 2006 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Vaness-Lee. Loving father of Simona-Lee of London and Christina of Chatham. Dear grandfather of Heather and great-grandfather of Trystan and Ava. Brother of Dominique and Clement. Friends may call on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 31 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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MERCIER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-22 published
LAMERS, Harry
Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, November 17th, 2006. Harry LAMERS of Barrie, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Gerarda (VAN DER VENNE) LAMERS. Dear father of Herman, Peter, Harry Jr. (Bev,) Jerry (Pat,) Mary Ann (Larry) WORSNOP, Margaret (Randy) MERCIER, and Agnes (Ivan) Martinez RICARDO. Loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Gerry, Martin, Len, and Rita CALDWELL. Predeceased by children Nancy and Gerard, brothers John, Henry, and Albert, and sister Maria. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Knights of Columbus service will be held at 7: 15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Mary's Church (65 Amelia Street), Barrie on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com
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MERCIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-19 published
MERCIER, Ronald Francis (1943-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron MERCIER on April 15, 2006. He is predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline MERCIER (née MURPHY,) and is lovingly remembered by his son Marc and daughter-in-law Shelley (Toronto, Ontario), daughter Tammy and son-in-law Peter (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and daughter Tracey (Vancouver, British Columbia,) their mother Hélène STEVENS (nee COOMBS,) sister Eleanor ROSS (Fenwick, Ontario) and brothers Larry and Shawn (Cranbrook, British Columbia), Wayne (Timmins, Ontario,) mother Agnes MENARD (Fenwick, Ontario) and grandchildren Anique, Alexander, Emma and Aerin. He will be sadly missed by all his family and special friend and partner, Leslie ROBERTS. Ron was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22, 1943 and grew up in Timmins, Ontario. He had retired from Ontario Hydro where he had been employed for 34 years. An avid hockey, baseball and football player and devoted fan (especially the Montreal Canadiens), with a great sense of kindness and humour, he loved to tell stories about his life in Timmins and his years of dedication to Ontario Hydro. Ron's greatest love was for his family with a special and unconditional love for his children and grandchildren. They will all miss dearly their Dad and Grandad! Special thanks are extended to the nurses and physicians who cared for Ron in Intensive Care Unit East and 6 South at Hamilton General Hospital. All the staff were exceptionally professional and caring to Ron and the family during his and their time of need. For that, the entire family is extremely appreciative. Family will be receiving Friends on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, (south of Eglinton Avenue). A celebration of Ron's life will be held for family and close Friends on Saturday, April 22, 2006 in the Newbigging Funeral Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in the name of "Ronald Francis Mercier" to either the Canadian Cancer Society (1-888-939-3333) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (1-888-473-4636).

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MERCIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-13 published
MERCIER, June Rosa
Passed comfortly in the loving care of the wonderful people at Ian Anderson House Hospice on Friday, February 10, 2006, in her 82nd year. June beloved wife of Leonard. Loving mother of Michele and her husband Peter MINNS, Renee and her husband Murray PAUL. Dear nana of Laura, Heather, Janelle, Kevin and Ryan. She will be sadly missed by all her family and Friends. Mrs. MERCIER is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 Block west of Hurontario St.) Mississauga (Parking off Ann St.) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 26 Stavebank Rd. N., Mississauga on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. Donations directed to Ian Anderson House Hospice, P.O. Box 61034, 511 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7P5, would be greatly appreciated by her family.

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MERCIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
MERCIER, Ronald Francis (1943-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron MERCIER on April 15, 2006. He is predeceased by his wife Jacqueline MERCIER (née MURPHY,) and is lovingly remembered by his son Marc and daughter-in-law Shelley (Toronto, Ontario), daughter Tammy and son-in-law Peter (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and daughter Tracey (Vancouver, British Columbia,) their mother Hélène STEVENS (nee COOMBS,) sister Eleanor ROSS (Fenwick, Ontario) and brothers Larry and Shawn (Cranbrook, British Columbia), Wayne (Timmins, Ontario,) mother Agnes MENARD (Fenwick, Ontario) and grandchildren Anique, Alexander, Emma and Aerin. He will be sadly missed by all his family and special friend and partner, Leslie ROBERTS. Ron was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 22, 1943 and grew up in Timmins, Ontario. He had retired from Ontario Hydro where he had been employed for 34 years. An avid hockey, baseball and football player and devoted fan (especially the Montreal Canadiens), with a great sense of kindness and humour, he loved to tell stories about his life in Timmins and his years of dedication to Ontario Hydro. Ron's greatest love was for his family with a special and unconditional love for his children and grandchildren. They will all miss dearly their Dad and Grandad! Special thanks are extended to the nurses and physicians who cared for Ron in Intensive Care Unit East and 6 South at Hamilton General Hospital. All the staff were exceptionally professional and caring to Ron and the family during his and their time of need. For that, the entire family is extremely appreciative. Family will be receiving Friends on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto (south of Eglinton Avenue). A celebration of Ron's life will be held for family and close Friends on Saturday, April 22, 2006 in the Newbigging Funeral Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in the name of "Ronald Francis MERCIER" to either the Canadian Cancer Society (1-888-939-3333) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (1-888-473-4636).

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MERCIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
MERCIER, Fernand " Fred"
(44 year Employee of Ontario Hydro)
Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. Fernand, beloved husband of Collette (BELANGER.) Loving father of Ginette HICKS, Gerald and Ronald. Father-in-law and friend to Jim, Linda and Cathy. Adored grandfather of Michelle, Bill, Trevor, Justin, Dylan and Renee. Brother to Delia, Denis, Emma and the late Donat. Friends may pay their respects at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division Street, Bowmanville on Thursday, April 20, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 127 Liberty Street S., Bowmanville on Friday, April 21st at 11 a.m. Interment Bowmanville Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. www.morrisfuneralchapel.ca

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MERCKELE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
AXFORD, Kenneth Gordon
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, December 4, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 77th year. Dearly loved father of Doug and his wife Helen AXFORD of Aylmer, Dave and his wife Debbie AXFORD of Saint Thomas, Dale and his wife Barb AXFORD of London, Vicki and her husband Jeff MERCKELE of Florida and Leanna and her husband Henry WESTBROOK of London. Dear brother of Madeline "Madge" BARRETT of Saint Thomas and the late Keith AXFORD. Dear brother-in-law of Barbara AXFORD of Saint Thomas. Loved grandpa of Courtney, Jessica, Brenton, Bradley and Katelyn. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ken was born in Saint Thomas on February 7, 1930 the son of the late Gordon and Laura "Jean" (MILLMAN) AXFORD. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Yarmouth (Plains) Baptist Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p..m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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