MERCURE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-18 published
EDEN, Dominick (a.k.a. The Mayor Of Horsfield St.)
(July 13, 1963-February 13, 2006)
Toronto-raised, Maritimer at heart... Good-bye for now to an amazing soul mate to Debbie, an incredible father to Mitchel and a true friend to many, many people. Saint John will forever feel Dominick's presence thanks to his passion for, and dedication to, his beloved port city. Artist, activist, feminist, environmentalist, philanthropist and humanist - Thank you Dominick. You will be dearly missed by your Friends, neighbors and family (wife, Debbie, son, Mitchel, brother, Stephane EDEN, sister-in-law, Kym MURPHY, brother-in-law, Marc DIETMANN (Saint John,) grandmother, Bella MERCURE, aunt and uncle, Brigitte and Claude MERCURE (St. Catherine's) and aunt, Diane DALGLEISH (Toronto.) 'We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.' - unknown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Greenway Fund, P.O. Box 1971, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L1. A Memorial Tribute is planned for February 23 at 12: 30 at The Imperial Theatre, King Square, Saint John, N.B.

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MERCURE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
RIXHAM, Robert Simon
The family of Simon RIXHAM sadly announces his passing at Georgetown Hospital, on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at age 45. Robert Simon RIXHAM, loving son of the late Brenda RIXHAM, and Kathy and Harry RIXHAM of Rodney. Dear brother of Jayne and Brian MERCURE of Mississauga, and Erica and Brad THOMAS of Brampton. Great and fun uncle of Brendan, Keirra, Seamus and the late Brittany. Special friend of Mardie McCOY and her son Adam. Also missed by many extended family and Friends. Friends will be received at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (No visitation Monday) Funeral Service will be in the funeral home chapel 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Georgetown Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the Brampton Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Blue Springs Funeral Home 12 Church Street East, Acton 519-853-2399

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MERCURI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
AGOSTINO, Maria Rosa (née MERCURI)
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Monday, February 6, 2006 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Carmelo. Devoted mother to Domenico and his wife Rosalie. Cherished Nonna to Riccardo (Paula) and Melissa (Henry), and a proud great-grandmother to Simona. Loving sister to Annunziata (Giuseppe), Immacolata (Giovanni) and Angela (Salvatore). She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (west of Royal York Rd.) on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment Assumption Mausoleum.

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MERCURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
CARTER, Jeannette
Peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital on March 27, 2006, at the age of 102. Jeannette moved to Toronto in the early fifties with her husband Mr. James CARTER, who passed away in the early sixties. Loved by stepson Dempsey MORGAN (Virginia) and daughter-in-law Bea MORGAN (Virginia) and their children Bea TAILOR/TAYLOR (Virginia,) Brenda BELUE (California) and Patricia JOHNSON (California.) Cherished great-aunt of Linda and William DANIELS (Michigan.) Also predeceased by her longtime companion Albert HUNT, and cherished by his daughter Wilma MERCURY and her children Lee Ann, Brandée and Alan, Jeannette's godson. Friends will be received at the Christ Church B.M.E., 1828 Eglinton Avenue West on Saturday, April 1, 2006, from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service begins at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Prospect Cemetery. Online condolences at: www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com

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MERDJANIAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
MERDJANIAN, Nazareth
On February 1st, 2006 in his 86th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Mary (née ANTEKELIAN.) Loving father of Arthur (Zahaida) and Avedis (Sossi). Cherished grandpa of Lucy, Sonia, Lisa and David. Beloved brother of Vartanoush KAZANDJIAN (née MERDJANIAN.) Nazareth will be fondly remembered by his family and Friends. Visitation 10: 30 a.m. and service 11 a.m. on Friday, February 3rd, 2006 at the Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church, 2755 Victoria Park Ave. (just north of Sheppard), Scarborough. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the church would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
LERMAN, Mary
Passed away, peacefully, on Monday, April 24, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Jesse. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Shelley and Barry LAIBOVITZ, and the late William and the late Rochelle LERMAN. Loving grandmother of Jesse, Tracey, Cory, Doreen and Andrew MERE, and Nadine and Joe DI'IULIO, and great-grandmother of Jamie and Aaron MERE, and Hudson DI'IULIO. Survived by her brother Louis SHER. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, April 25, at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park Chapel, 5822 Bathurst Street, (West side of Bathurst, North of Finch) at 11 a.m. Interment at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva will be observed at 121 Mossgrove Trail, Toronto. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333. Mary was an exceptional woman who lived her life with grace, compassion and had love for all who knew her. She will be missed.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-12 published
WATT, Helen Eilien (CROSS)
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Saturday, June 10th, 2006. The former Helen Eilien CROSS in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald WATT. Loving mother of Vivian and Peter TURCOTTE, Durham; Janice and Allan CARTER, Burlington; Trudy and Paul METCALFE, Haliburton; Linda HICKS, Hanover; Cindy and Dale MEREDITH, Leathbridge, Alberta; Steven and Monica WATT, Collingwood. Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother Milton and Betty CROSS, Bracebridge. Predeceased by one sister Evelyn JOHNSON. Friends may call at the McCulloch- Watson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Eilien will be held at Knox United Church, Durham on Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Interment Durham Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold a Memorial Service on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-21 published
McROBERTS, Mack
The family of the late Mack McROBERTS would like to express our thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for their love, support, acts of kindness, food, charitable donations and floral tributes. Thanks to Doctor MEREDITH for his support, Peter CARBERRY for his kind words, and Lynn DEBROUWER for the delicious luncheon. A special and sincere thank you to Bill, Sue and Colin of Haskett Funeral Home for their very professional, kind and dedicated services. Everyone's kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered. - The McROBERTS Family.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-13 published
BOUWMEESTER, Klaas
Passed away at the Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham on Thursday, May 11, 2006. Born in Wijster, The Netherlands, 89 years ago, son of the late Willem BOUWMEESTER and Catharina BRUNSTRING. His wife Dina (BEUVING) predeceased in 2000. Surviving are four sons William and spouse Debbie of Chatham, Richard and wife Mary Ellen of Chatham, Ron of Ottawa and John and wife Cassandra of Chatham, three daughters Trixie and husband Carl JENNER of Chatham, Cathy and husband Terry MEREDITH of Chatham and Grace HAMILTON of Chatham. Fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. One brother Harm BOUWMEESTER and wife Dien of The Netherlands. Predeceased by one granddaughter Laura JENNER, three brothers and one sister. Friends will be received at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham (519-352-2390) for visitation on Sunday, May 14, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and where funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 15 at 11: 00 a.m. Contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.bowmanfh.ca

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
MEREDITH, Donald Cyrus
Of R.R.#5 Wallaceburg died on his 88th birthday Saturday, May 20, 2006 in his own home. He was born in Sombra Township, son of the late Allen and Myrtle (KINCAID) MEREDITH. Don had farmed all his life in Chatham Gore Twp. and was a member of Charlemont Free Methodist Church. He is predeceased by his first wife Eva (FADER) MEREDITH in 1982. Surviving is his second wife Doris (MOORE) MEREDITH; two daughters: Lois MEREDITH of Africa, Donna Green of R.R.#5 Wallaceburg; a son Bill and his wife Lela MEREDITH of Niagara Falls; son-in-law Jim MORLOG of Chatham; six grandchildren: Kay GREEN and her husband Marcus, Laura GREEN, Kelly GREEN, Cindy and Paul WILSON, Craig and Michelle MORLOG, Chris MEREDITH; five great-grandchildren sister: Madge SHIPSHEE of Arcadia, California; two brothers: Jim MEREDITH of Windsor, Ray and his wife Marion MEREDITH of London. He is predeceased by a daughter Betty MORLOG, a grand_son Derek MEREDITH, sister Edith HARDACRE, brother Eldon MEREDITH and son-in-law Vic GREEN. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from Charlemont Free Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. George FLEMING/FLEMMING officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Free Methodist Missions or Gideon Bibles.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-04 published
COOK, Cliff
Words cannot begin to express our thanks for the outpouring of love and support extended to all of us in the passing of a beloved husband, father and proud "poppa," Cliff COOK. The beautiful floral tributes, memorial donations, cards, food brought to our homes as well as to the church and to the many that braved the inclimate weather to pay their last respects to Cliff and to offer support to our family was overwhelming. Thanks to the Lucan Paramedics, the Saint Mary's Hospital Emerg staff, Doctor BROCK, Doctor WINQUIST, Doctor BRUBACHER and Doctor MEREDITH and their staff for their compassionate care of Cliff. Our sincere thanks to Bradley, Heather and Cathy for their wonderful tribute to Cliff, the Pall Bearers, Pastor Paul for his comforting words and the Granton Wesley United Church Women for a lovely lunch. Finally, a special thank you to Bill, Sue and Colin HASKETT for making a most difficult time more bearable. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful, caring family, Friends and neighbours. God Bless, Ruth, Dave and Margaret, Doug and Kim, John and Cheryl, Steve and Amy.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-21 published
COWIN, Stanley James
Passed away at home on November 18th, 2006. Beloved husband of Helen (NEMETH.) Loving father of Jack COWIN (Sharon) of Sydney, Australia and Carol MEREDITH (Bob) of London, Ontario. Caring friend and former husband of Dorothy. Fun loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Stan will also be missed by his brothers and sisters: Harold (Gladys) of Windsor, Bruce of London, Herb (Carole) of Windsor, Cathy DURLEY (John) of Saint Marys and Ernie (Barbara) of Brampton, as well as his many nieces, nephews and Friends. Loved brother-in-law of Ernie NEMETH (Betty) of Brampton. Predeceased by sisters Florence BARR and Evelyn ROSSITER and his brother Jack. Stan had a zest for life and a sharp wit his entire life. Born to parents from the Isle of Man and Scotland, Stan was deeply loyal to his family and had a strong appreciation for his roots. He enjoyed living abroad during his many years as an executive for the Ford Motor Company. Stan was a talented artist, a keen car enthusiast and a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, with strong interests in current events. He was passionately interested in his family and Friends and always had an encouraging word for each one. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario on Friday, November 24th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow. Private family inurnment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Stan are asked to consider Canadian Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity or the Victorian Order of Nurses. Stan's family wishes to thank the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses for their compassionate care and dignified treatment of Stan at home in his last weeks. His loss leaves a large void in our lives and we will continue to cherish his memory. On-line condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-10 published
GOUDREY, Gordon Kenneth (November 11, 1923-November 3, 2006)
Economist, diplomat, academic, raconteur, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away in White Rock, British Columbia on November 3rd after a year long battle with cancer. He was predeceased earlier this year by his wife of 56 years, Shirley GOUNDREY (née MANNING.) His first wife, Violet (née MEREDITH,) died in 1993. He is survived by his son, Ken, of Nantwich, England, (Joanne), and by his son John (Daphne) and daughter Jane (John) of White Rock, by grandchildren Jackie, Anthony, Steven, Wendy, Leila, Liam, Amy, and Joanna, and by great-grandchildren Joseph, Alexander, Jack, and Isaac; as well as by his siblings Irving, Pat, Mae and Pearl. Gordon was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia to John and Melba GOUNDREY, homesteaders and farmers in Etzikom, Alberta. In his early teens, the family moved to Mission, British Columbia and it was during his school years there that his interest in broader horizons and his commitment to the principles for which he stood first took root. To the end of his life he maintained a special place in his heart for his Japanese Canadian Friends and took pride in the relationship he had with them before and during World War 2, and beyond. It was during his formative years too that the staggeringly powerful memory which enabled him to excel academically; to effortlessly recall names, faces, places and events also became apparent. Disparate information such as the surplus in the Ontario provincial budget in 1951 (and how he enabled the Minister of Finance deal with it), the difference in gauge between Chinese and North American railways, (and how he helped African countries receiving financial aid in the sixties tackle this problem), were all retained in amazing detail. Gordon's phenomenal power of recall was invaluable to him in his brilliant career as an international economist, fed countless dinner party reminiscences, stunned listeners as he led them through every club used in a round of golf, and continued in his retirement with his ability to recount who had just held each card in a hand of bridge. Gordon was only seventeen in 1940 when he lied about his age and joined the Royal Canadian Artillery. While in England he met his first wife, Violet. Their son Ken was born in 1945. Gordon participated in the invasion of Normandy and was mentioned in Military Despatches for distinguished service in the same year. At the end of the war Gordon returned to Canada where he studied economics at University of British Columbia. Here he met his second wife, Shirley. He moved on to post-graduate studies at the University of Toronto, (where he was also goalie and manager for the University of Toronto hockey team), and then became a lecturer. His academic career also took him to McMaster University in Hamilton, the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and Memorial University in Saint_John's, where he became the first Professor of Economics in 1953, subsequently returning as Chair of the Department in 1971. Over the years Gordon acted as an economic advisor both to the Ontario and Newfoundland governments, assisted in several Royal Commissions and finally chaired a Royal Commission on Mineral Taxation in 1971. It was in Newfoundland that Gordon acquired not only his children by his second marriage, but also an interest in development economics. From that point on, his academic career alternated with working on the ground to improve the lives of people in developing countries. This started with appointments to the governments of Sri Lanka (Ceylon at the time) and as economic advisor to President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia during its independence in 1963-64; and continued with the United Nations in New York and the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, England. In all he led approximately 120 missions to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. These included negotiating on behalf of Papua New Guinea against multinational mining conglomerates, and dealing with the financial aspects of refugee crises in Somalia, Mozambique and elsewhere. In the context of his work internationally, Gordon had a special love of Africa and a true respect for many of its early leaders. Over the years he became personally acquainted with many Heads of State, such as Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Seretse Khama of Botswana, and at one time he was so heavily involved in southern Africa that the website of Foreign Affairs Canada lists him as a 'Professor of Border Closures'. Gordon designed and headed the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Assistance during his second appointment with the Commonwealth Secretariat in the seventies, finally retiring in 1982 as Assistant Secretary General for Special Political Questions at the United Nations. At the time, the highest position occupied by a Canadian at the United Nations. His work internationally was recognized in 1981 when he received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Carleton University. Five years after their move to Nanaimo, his wife, Shirley, suffered a debilitating car accident and, for the remainder of her life, Gordon devoted himself lovingly and tirelessly to her care. They moved first to Chilliwack, and then for the last 16 years of his life to White Rock, where he continued his life-long passion for golf, renewed his interest in bridge, and watched his grandchildren grow up. We will miss those dinner party reminiscences but will continue to benefit for the rest of our lives from a life which was grounded at all times in principle, intellectual honesty, and a deep compassion.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-14 published
MEREDITH, Bernard
Born May 19, 1922 in Finland. Passed away peacefully on December 7, 2006 in Victoria, British Columbia. Lovingly remembered by his wife Mary, daughter Anne (Dennis), son Anthony, granddaughter Chloe and sister Maude. No service by request. Family wish to express many thanks to the staff at Sunrise Assisted Living. If desired, donations may be made in his memory to the Niagara Child Development Centre, 1604 Merritville Highway, R.R.#2, Welland, Ontario, L3B 5N5 or a charity of your choice.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
MEREDITH, Arthur Kemp
Passed away on January 1, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer. Kemp was born in Toronto on November 16, 1924 to the late Paul Roy MEREDITH and Margaret Estelle KEMP. He was raised and lived all of his life in Toronto until 1997, when he and his loving wife, Lise, followed their daughter, Michelle, and her family to Kincardine, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron. There, he was able to enjoy his two greatest loves after his family and Friends - his dog, and the open water. Kemp leaves Lise (née BEAUDIN,) his wife of 51 years; his son, Mark, with daughter-in-law Sharon SUTHERLAND and their children Rowan, Darsey and Cailean Brynn; and his daughter, Michelle, with son-in-law Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR and their children Ryan, Jennifer and Kate. He is survived by his sister, Wendy, and her partner, Harry, and by his sister-in-law, Dianne, and is predeceased by his brother, Paul. His smiles and his humour, constant even in the face of his recent adversity, will be sorely missed by all of his extended family and his many life-long Friends. Many thanks for their kindness and support to Dr. Donna TAILOR/TAYLOR and all the caring staff at Kincardine Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be much appreciated. Kemp's remains were interred at the family plot in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, on January 4 following a brief private gathering. His spirit is on a boat somewhere.

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MEREDITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-09-28 published
Winning the great race of life
Mensa member had zest for life
'An intellectual who liked to party"
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
A legend among his Friends and family, Bruce HUGHES was the bachelor always up for a beer or a party. For years at the Boston Marathon, and here in Toronto, he was the runner in the white bowler hat, the one who crossed the finish line usually under three hours despite -- or he might say because of -- the fact he'd been drinking till all hours the night before.
He was a darn good marathoner and he was also an enthusiastic member of the Hogtown Hash Hound Harriers, the Toronto chapter of a worldwide group that cheerfully bills itself as "an international drinking club with a running problem."
As Wild Bill, he was an often cranky, always trenchant regular on the Lonely Planet's forum -- more than 6,000 posts in four years -- and was never shy about telling what he knew and thought about Cuba, a country he loved but by which he was never fooled. His Havana pub crawl had become as famous as its opening sentence: "This pub crawl has been used several times and is totally reliable in obtaining the desired result -- a moderate state of inebriation."
And then there were the stories. Everybody, it seems, has a Bruce HUGHES story.
They may be set in Saigon, Pamplona or Gerona, but somehow they all involve HUGHES miraculously avoiding being gored by a bull, beaten up by an irate cyclo driver or a drunk Italian tourist, and they all end with HUGHES having a beer and a good laugh which is what some 60 or so of his Friends did at his wake last month at Dora Keogh's pub.
"Bruce was an intellectual who liked to party. Three hundred years go he would have been the smartest buccaneer in the Caribbean," said Alan KAY, HUGHES' friend for almost 40 years.
Indeed, HUGHES, 59, was a member of Mensa, a Winnipeg native who was a grad of York University's M.B.A. program, and a successful marketing strategist who at 50 had been financially able to retire and play the stock market.
And smart enough to take charge and go into project manager mode when told his diagnosis of cancer.
"He was an amazing human being before and after he was sick, said KAY.
Originally diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff in January 2004, HUGHES had been in such pain he considered cancelling his trip to Cuba, but didn't.
He told Friends later he discovered that a Cuban cigar was the best antidote for pain.
Back in Toronto, he learned it was cancer and that the primary source was his right kidney. He later joked that although his type of cancer often affects the liver, his didn't. "Guess mine was pickled," he'd say.
But he was in tears when he phoned his friend Ron MEREDITH- JONES and told him his diagnosis.
MEREDITH- JONES, a consultant to the Ministry of Health, Ontario Medical Association and Physicians' Services Committee, and HUGHES teamed up to gather information and discuss appointments.
He had been given four months to live -- "But he never wrote that date on the wall for a countdown," said his sister, Janice and one, then two, years later he was living full out. He had his regular beer and books meetings with Friends like Kay at Allen's, he organized a reunion of old Friends from his working days in Montreal, Toronto and Atlanta at Grossman's Tavern, he made new ones at a couple of pubs near his condo in The Beach.
He returned to a childhood interest in stamp collecting and got involved with his condo committee. He sent out regular email updates. His last one, dated mid-July 2006, is a typically businesslike and mischievous -- missive.
"What I'll comment on is an overview of the body, the treatments, side effects and finally what else is going on in my life," he wrote in his introduction.
Under the heading "The rest of my life" he wrote: "What's the point of going through all this, if there is nothing else happening in your life? Sometimes I admit it now feels like the point of my existence is this damn disease. Got to stay focused that the point is to minimize its impact... It's The Rest Of The Stuff That's Important... Even The Little Stuff."
And so last February, although considerably weakened and wracked by pain, he and Rennie SMITH (who is married to HUGHES' sister Janice) went to Cuba, where everybody knew him and where his girlfriend Danay, a medical student, and her son -- a 3-year-old named Yeison he had once thought, hoped, was his -- were living.
"Your girl ain't different," HUGHES the curmudgeon often wrote on the Cuba chatline to lovesick men. "I've paid for every piece of knowledge I have about Cuba and the Cubans."
And he had paid for the blood test that determined he wasn't Yeison's father, but still they dined with him every night during his last time in Cuba and he adored the boy. He'd been determined to visit Cuba because he had a significant amount of money he wanted to give Danay to build herself a home.
Back in Toronto, he was still making plans. He was going to his sister's cottage in Gimli at the end of August and see his three adult nephews there.
On Friday July 21, MEREDITH- JONES took him for a chemotherapy session and then back to his home, where HUGHES sat on the kitchen stool and swapped recipes with MEREDITH- JONES' wife. He bragged of drinking half a bottle of wine, although MEREDITH- JONES said it was only a few sips, and the two Friends talked about philosophy, Friendship and their Friends on the way home. MEREDITH- JONES watched him walk into his condo building.
The next morning HUGHES called him. "Jones-y, I'm in trouble," he said. MEREDITH- JONES raced over, but HUGHES wanted to wait it out, an hour, before calling for help. After 45 minutes, he allowed MEREDITH- JONES to call 911. "Don't make it a big deal," he ordered.
When more than a half dozen firefighters, paramedics and ambulance people responded to his call, HUGHES turned to his friend and said, "You idiot."
His sister and husband flew in from Winnipeg, KAY and MEREDITH- JONES, their wives and other Friends hovered by HUGHES' bedside, massaging his legs. HUGHES ran marathons in the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and in 2000, five decades, and he used to say he was aiming for six.
"He was treating it like a marathon. He didn't want to go," said MEREDITH- JONES. "He kept saying 'Okay.' Every few seconds. 'Okay.' The way marathoners do to get themselves to the end."
It came Sunday, July 23, at about 5 p.m., after MEREDITH- JONES told HUGHES: " You can go now."

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MERGLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-04 published
CAMPBELL, Gwendolyn Mary
Peacefully, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Saturday, December 2, 2006 Gwendolyn Mary CAMPBELL of Tillsonburg age 79 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack CAMPBELL (1989.) Dear mother of Brenda CAMPBELL of Orangeville; Colin (Heather) CAMPBELL of Tillsonburg; Kim CAMPBELL and Mark SMITH of Tillsonburg Cam (Erica) CAMPBELL of Tillsonburg. Cherished and loving grandmother to Lauren; Courtney; Gregory; Cory; Shelby; Jaden, and Taylor. Dear sister of Marion (Bill) HOLMES of Oakville; Olga MERGLER of Toronto; Max (Donna) FROST of Harrietsville. Gwen is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Tuesday December 5, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Gwen will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday December 6, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Rev. Father Matthew GEORGE of Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment to follow in Tillsonburg Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Oxford County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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MERIAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-28 published
MERIAM, Euphemia
At Maitland Manor on Saturday February 25, 2006. Euphemia MERIAM of Goderich in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Roy MERIAM. Dear mother of Stan MERIAM, Jack MERIAM and Bill (Lois) MERIAM all of Goderich. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Barb (1998), 2 grand_sons and 2 great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Friends will be received at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd at East St. Goderich on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday March 1, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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MERIAM o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-16 published
CHIASSON, Joseph H.
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Bernardette HOGAN. Dear father of Janet HUGHEY of Alberta, Lorrie HEIGH and her husband Art of Peterborough, Dan BLODGETT of Alberta, Sue REINHART and her husband Herb of Lakefield, and Brenda MILLS and her husband Mike of Peterborough. Predeceased by his son Steve CHIASSON. Father-in-law of Susan of Las Vegas. Grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Brother of Annie Mae MERIAM and her husband Frank of California and Leo CHIASSON of California. At the request of Joseph there will be no service. In memory of Joseph, donations to the P.M.H.A. Steve Chiasson Memorial Fund or the Kawartha Waterways Scouts Canada would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street.

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MERIFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-29 published
LAROUCHE, Roger
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2006 Roger LAROUCHE in his 93rd year. Loving husband of Suzanne (HILLAIREAU) LAROUCHE. Loved father of Pascal and Shirley of Toronto, Jackie LAROUCHE- MERIFIELD and Bob of Harcourt Park and Toronto and Anne-Marie POWELL of London. Proud grandfather of Lisette (Ron), Marc (Christine), Matthew and Sarah (Tyler) and great grandfather of Sophie, Emma, Elise, Christopher and Anne. Predeceased by his parents Arthimise and François and his 14 brothers and sisters. Lovingly remembered by the Hillaireau family in France and other family and Friends in Quebec and British Columbia. Roger served proudly with the Canadian Armed Forces in the Intelligence Corps from 1942 to 1946 in Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. His experiences helping to clean up a Jewish concentration camp tormented and haunted the rest of his life, never fully recovering from the trauma. He always referred to his time in the Army as one of the best and worst periods of his life. While stationed in Normandy after the invasion he met and married his wife of 61 years, Suzanne. They moved to Canada in 1946 and settled in London, Ontario where he made his living as a Meat Manager for Loblaws. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will be held on Saturday morning at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to a charity of your choice in Roger's name.

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MERIFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-13 published
GEORGE, Margaret (née O'BRIEN)
91 years, peacefully, on October 8, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Doctor George GEORGE (2002.) Loving mother of Betty and husband Eddie ESCAF, of London; Doctor Robert and wife Sybil, of Oregon Linda MERIFIELD (the late Arthur,) of Grimbsy; Michael and wife Debbie, of Moncton, New Brunswick. and the late Doctor William GEORGE (1997). Visiting Monday, from 2: 00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh (519-735-2830). The funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Gregory the Great Church for a Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Fr. Gary GOYEAU will be the celebrant. Interment at Saint Anne Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, a donation to the Polycystic Kidney Research Society of Canada, Suite 158, 3-1750 The Queensway, Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 5H5 (www.canadahelps.org) would be appreciated. You may share a memory at www.marcottetecumseh.ca

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MERISTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-26 published
ROHUNURM, Paul
At Marian Villa on May 21, 2006, Paul ROHUNURM of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Helmi ROHUNURM. Paul will be missed by his daughters Riina UWSTALU and Mai MERISTE as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Estonia. Visitation in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Friday May 26, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted at Noon. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-04 published
FERGUSON, Vernitt James
Peacefully at McVean Lodge, Hanover on Friday, February 3rd, 2006, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the former Mabel McMULLEN and the late Annie SALTER. Loving father of Doreen and Larry LOUGHEED of Scarborough and Glen FERGUSON of Mississauga; and loving stepfather of Delbert and Barbara McMULLEN, Marjorie MERKLEY, and Leslie and Anne McMULLEN, all of Durham. Fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Isobel and George DOAN of Port Elgin and brother-in-law of Emerson LIGHTHEART of Horning's Mills. Predeceased by his daughter Marian GRAY/GREY, his sister Aileen LIGHTHEART and his step-son-in-law Elmer MERKLEY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Vernitt FERGUSON will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Spring interment at Horning's Mills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Macular Degeneration would be appreciated by the family.

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-09 published
ARMSTRONG, William John " Jack"
Peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital, on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Mr. William John "Jack" ARMSTRONG of R.R.#2 Auburn in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Elva ARMSTRONG. Loving father of Carol and Gerald McDOWELL of Auburn and Fred and Ruth ARMSTRONG of R.R.#2 Auburn. Cherished grandfather of Wayne and Claire McDOWELL, Ron and Alice McDOWELL, Kim and Allen WALKER, Patti and Pat CRONIN, Lori and Robert GORDON, Donna Lynn and Brian MERKLEY and John ARMSTRONG and his friend Phyllis GALLANT. Also loved and missed by 12 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Robert ARMSTRONG (1985.) Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen St. Blyth, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church -- Auburn, on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. Spring Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Knox United Church -- Auburn or the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated.

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
JAWORSKI, Paul Joseph
With deep sadness at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, May 7, 2006, Paul Joseph JAWORSKI of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Tania JAWORSKI. Dear father of Tina and her husband Tom CZYZEWSKI, Kathy JAWORSKI and her husband Doug LANGFORD and Zena PELLEGATTA all of London and Lydia MERKLEY of Kitchener. Loved by 5 grandchildren Julia, Anthony and Daniel all of London, Steve and Greg of Kitchener. Dear brother of Pasha IVASHENA of Ukraine. Friends will be received at Russian Orthodox Church, Sudary of Christ the Saviour, 140 Fairview Ave., on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 6 p.m. and Panihida at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at the church on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Father Vladimir MORIN officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Monastery New York and London Health Sciences Centre Foundation. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. JAWORSKI.

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-16 published
RATZ, Nola Eliza (née ISAAC)
Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Nola Eliza (ISAAC) RATZ, 87, of Exeter Villa, formerly of R.R.#3, Dashwood. Beloved wife of the late Ervin Albert RATZ (2000.) Loved mother of Larry and Barbara RATZ of R.R.#2 Crediton and the late Glen William RATZ (1970.) Loving grandma of Tracy MERKLEY and companion John MacNEIL of Mississauga, Trevor and Janine RATZ of Toronto and great-grandma of Parker MERKLEY of Mississauga. Dear sister of Shirley (Harvey) EAGLESON of Grand Bend and sister-in-law of Gertrude RATZ of London and Olive (Earl) RATZ of R.R.#2, Dashwood. Loved by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her sisters Doris (Jim) EAGLESON, Vera (Lloyd) LOVE, Evelyn (Lyle) WOODBURN and Marjorie ISAAC, brother Howard ISAAC, sister-in-law Dorothy (Ray) JONES, parents Thomas and Rose (WILLERT) ISAAC. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Zion United Church, Crediton, Friday, November 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society, Zion United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
AGAR, Wilfred Gordon
At the Bobier Villa, Dutton on Thursday December 21, 2006, Wilfred Gordon AGAR formerly of R.R.#4 Iona Station in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (LANGLEY) AGAR. Beloved father of John AGAR and Ida MARTIN, Mary and Bryan KENNY, Peter AGAR and Pat JOHNSON all of R.R.#4 Iona Station. Loved grandfather of Linda and Tyler MERKLEY, Tim and Diane AGAR, Robert and Tania AGAR, Patrick and Janet KENNY, Brad KENNY, Catherine and Arjan KOUWENBERG, David and Mariah AGAR and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters-in-law Ruth AGAR and Judy AGAR and sisters Mildred DUNLOP and Doris WALKER. Gord was a member of Prince of Wales Lodge #171, Iona Station and a member of Nativity/Saint Peter's Anglican Church. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Wednesday December 27, 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Thursday December 28 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. Interment of Ashes in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. Donations to the Bobier Villa or Nativity/Saint Peter's Anglican Church would be appreciated. Prince of Wales Lodge #171 will hold a memorial service on Wednesday at 6: 45.

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-04 published
RICHARDS, James Leslie, P.Eng.
Founder of J.L. Richards and Associates - Consulting Engineers
After a long struggle with Alzheimer's. James Leslie RICHARDS died peacefully on April 1, 2006 with his family by his side. He was born March 27, 1920 in Ottawa, son of the late Ethel and Jim RICHARDS. Dearly beloved husband of Gwen RICHARDS (née MERKLEY) for over 61 years. Loving father of Sandra RASMUSSEN (David,) Jim (Sally), Nancy LAVERGNE (Bob), Mark, Stephen (Catherine), Laurie MANION (Terry.) Proud grandfather of Greg, Terry, Jason and Brendan RASMUSSEN, Jennifer DRAPER and Thomas RICHARDS, Leslie LAVERGNE, Kathleen SHAW, Kim and Paul LAVERGNE, Sarah, Stephanie, Amy and Luke RICHARDS, Rebecca and Colleen MANION. Fondly remembered by his great-grandchildren Eric, Alex, Robbie, Rachel, Dustin, Brianna, Amber and Jamie, and his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brothers Ronald and Graham and his brother-in-law Cameron and by his sisters-in-law Marion MERKLEY and Louise MERKLEY. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean, on Wednesday, April 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at Saint Marys Anglican Church, 2574 Sixth Line, Dunrobin, on Thursday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club or Easter Seals Society would be appreciated.

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
FERGUSON, Vernitt James
Peacefully at McVean Lodge, Hanover on Friday, February 3rd, 2006, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the former Mabel McMULLEN and the late Annie SALTER. Loving father of Doreen and Larry LOUGHEED of Scarborough and Glen FERGUSON of Mississauga; and loving stepfather of Delbert and Barbara McMULLEN, Marjorie MERKLEY, and Leslie and Anne McMULLEN, all of Durham. Fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Isobel and George DOAN of Port Elgin and brother-in-law of Emerson LIGHTHEART of Horning's Mills. Predeceased by his daughter Marian GRAY/GREY, his sister Aileen LIGHTHEART and his step-son-in-law Elmer MERKLEY. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham, 519-369-3837, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Vernitt FERGUSON will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Spring interment at Horning's Mills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Macular Degeneration would be appreciated by the family.

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MERKLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
MERKLEY, Robert Peter " Bob"
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of our husband, father, papa, brother, uncle and friend on Thursday, December 8th, 2005 at the age of 69 years. Bob MERKLEY of Midland, beloved husband and best friend of Carol (née BUMSTEAD.) Devoted father of Tim and his wife Sandy, Linda FRASER and her husband Jim, David, Robin MURRAY and her husband Kevin. Special papa to Ryan and Kelly Merkley, Jesse FRASER, Taylor and Camryn MURRAY. Loving brother of Larry and his wife Annette, Ron and his wife Marlene, Cecil and his wife Phyllis, Brian and his wife Linda, Barbara DESROCHES and her husband Venard. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Robert Sr. and Mary MERKLEY. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Midland on Friday, April 28th at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to the "Bob Merkley Youth Curling Fund", Midland Minor Hockey Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland, Ontario, L4R 3K7.

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MERKT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-06 published
O'NEILL, Rose (née MERKT)
It is with great sadness that the family of Rose O'NEILL announces her passing on Sunday, December 3, 2006. Born Rose MERKT on July 3, 1952 in Kornwestheim, Germany, she spent her adult years in Toronto building a successful career in the cosmetic and retail industries. Rose is survived by her beloved daughter Courtney and her caring husband Barry HEAD. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother Lotte and her brothers Erwin, Frank (Melanie) and Siegfried (Mary-Jane) and by her eight nieces and nephews. Her many Friends knew Rose as a person who was larger than life. She loved music, the opera and sharing her home and culinary skills with her family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2006. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, December 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Chapter, 20 Victoria Street, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8 would be appreciated.

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