MIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
CARRIER, Joseph Albert Michel (1942-2006)
Died of pancreatic cancer with peace and dignity surrounded by his loving family, at Maison Michel Sarrazin, Monday 27th February 2006. Treasured husband of Joanne (MILLS) and loving father of David (Mélanie ROY,) Marc (Emily ROBERTSON) and Nicole. Survived by his brother André CARRIER. Loved son of Joseph CARRIER and Marguerite PILON (deceased,) and loved son-in-law of Frederick and Dorothy MILLS (deceased.) Cherished brother-in-law to Jacqueline and Richard MORENCY. Favourite uncle to Julie (Simon RICHARDS) and Kathleen (Douglas MIN.) Great Uncle to sweet Julia MIN. Special Cousin to Françoise DELISLE and the CARRIER family in Rivière-du-Loup and Bertierville. Michel's faith and grace was an inspiration to family, Friends and caregivers. Special thanks to Dr. Marie Martineau and to the centre local de services communautaires Palliative Care Team, especially Nurse Suzanne Laflamme for their care and compassion, and to Dr. Guy Cantin and the Cancer Treatment Centre at St. Sacrement Hospital. Michel transferred to Maison Michel Sarrazin on Friday 24th February 2006, and was received by their extraordinary Caregivers. The world is now short one incredibly generous man whose intelligence, justice, and, uncompromising faith was a life lesson to all who knew and loved him. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St-Patrick's church, 1145, de Salaberry, Québec. Saturday 4th March at 11: 00 a.m. Condolences will be one-half hour before. Arrangements entrusted to the funeral home of Lépine Cloutier Ltée 715, rue St-Vallier Est, Québec 418-529-3371

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MINA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-16 published
WILSON, Gertrude Doreen (née JONES)
Passed away at Wellington Terrace, Fergus in her 90th year on December 15, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Floyd. Will be sadly missed by her daughters Trudy PUGSLEY, Heather and her husband Brian CAMERON, and Holly and her husband Eli MINA. Loving grandmother to Michael (Kristen) PUGSLEY, Mark (Sophie) PUGSLEY, Matthew (Jennifer) PUGSLEY, Kathryn (Mathieu) BIBEAU, Andrew (Christine) CAMERON, Malika (Andrew) KELLY, Mikhail MINA, and 12 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Gertrude's life will be held at Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street W, Etobicoke on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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MINACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-20 published
MINACS, Elaine (DEVERE)
Elaine MINACS passed away in her 61st year on May 17, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. She died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Elaine was the founder and executive chair of the board of Minacs Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Toronto. She is survived by her husband Julius MINACS, daughter Andrea MINACS, brother John DEVERE and his wife Janis, sister Yvonne AGUECI and her husband Frank, sister Michelle ALLEN and her husband Chris, stepsister Mandy DEVERE, Aunt Maureen WARNER (of Northolt, Middlesex) and numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine MINACS was born on March 8, 1945, in South Harrow, England. (She became a Canadian citizen years later.) She was the oldest child of John DEVERE and his wife Margaret FLEMING/FLEMMING. From the age of 18, Elaine lived with family Friends in Oshawa and worked at General Motors until her marriage to Julius MINACS in 1965. On March 12, 1973, Elaine and Julius welcomed daughter Andrea Elaine to the family. In September 1981, after Andrea started school, Elaine founded her own company, which was housed in the original Minacs home at 65 Albert Street in Oshawa. Originally a temporary staffing company, Minacs Worldwide, has enjoyed 25 years of continuous growth and now employs approximately 5,000 people, with offices in 20 locations in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Elaine transformed her company into an internationally-recognized organization that provides high-value B.P.O. solutions centered on three core areas of service: contact centres, integrated market services, and back office administration. In 1999, she took the company from a privately-held corporation reporting revenues of $35.9 million in 1998, to a publicly-traded company (TSX: MXW) with reported revenues of $290.5 million in 2005. Over the years, Elaine's entrepreneurial skills have been nationally recognized at both the corporate and personal levels. Minacs has received numerous awards for its industry leadership and business success. Among these are: General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year; Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Toronto 2002 Woman of Distinction for Entrepreneurship; Ernst and Young 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year; Canadian Professional Sales Association Hall of Fame 2001 Diamond Award for commitment, community involvement and generous charitable contributions; and 1993 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for Quality. A strong supporter of children's charities, she was a past member of the Board of Directors of Kids' Help Phone. She has also been the recipient of a number of business excellence awards from the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade. Elaine was best known for her unfaltering spirit and entrepreneurial drive. She identified new markets where the company could grow and succeed. She faced challenges head-on and welcomed new opportunities to take Minacs into uncharted territory. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa 905-433-4711, with visitation on Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Further arrangements for visitation and service in Toronto will be confirmed at a later date. Condolences and words for the family may be sent to RememberingElaine@minacs.com. The family has requested that any donations made in Elaine's memory be made to her favourite charities: In Canada, Cottage Dreams (www.cottagedreams.org), or the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (www.ccac-accc.ca) In the U.S., the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org) or the Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org).

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MINACS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-24 published
MINACS, Elaine (DEVERE)
Elaine MINACS passed away in her 61st year on May 17, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. She died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Elaine was the founder and executive chair of the board of Minacs Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Toronto. She is survived by her husband Julius MINACS, daughter Andrea MINACS, brother John DEVERE and his wife Janis, sister Yvonne AGUECI and her husband Frank, sister Michelle ALLEN and her husband Chris, sister Mandy DEVERE, Aunt Maureen WARNER (of Northolt, Middlesex) and numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine MINACS was born on March 8, 1945, in South Harrow, England. (She became a Canadian citizen years later.) She was the oldest child of John DEVERE and his wife Margaret FLEMING/FLEMMING. From the age of 18, Elaine lived with family Friends in Oshawa and worked at General Motors until her marriage to Julius MINACS in 1965. On March 12, 1973, Elaine and Julius welcomed daughter Andrea Elaine to the family. In September 1981, after Andrea started school, Elaine founded her own company, which was housed in the original Minacs home at 65 Albert Street in Oshawa. Originally a temporary staffing company, Minacs Worldwide, has enjoyed 25 years of continuous growth and now employs approximately 5,000 people, with offices in 20 locations in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Elaine transformed her company into an internationally-recognized organization that provides high-value B.P.O. solutions centered on three core areas of service: contact centres, integrated market services, and back office administration. In 1999, she took the company from a privately-held corporation reporting revenues of $35.9 million in 1998, to a publicly-traded company (TSX: MXW) with reported revenues of $290.5 million in 2005. Over the years, Elaine's entrepreneurial skills have been nationally recognized at both the corporate and personal levels. Minacs has received numerous awards for its industry leadership and business success. Among these are: General Motors 2002 Supplier of the Year; Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Toronto 2002 Woman of Distinction for Entrepreneurship; Ernst and Young 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year; Canadian Professional Sales Association Hall of Fame 2001 Diamond Award for commitment, community involvement and generous charitable contributions; and 1993 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for Quality. A strong supporter of children's charities, she was a past member of the Board of Directors of Kids' Help Phone. She has also been the recipient of a number of business excellence awards from the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade. Elaine was best known for her unfaltering spirit and entrepreneurial drive. She identified new markets where the company could grow and succeed. She faced challenges head-on and welcomed new opportunities to take Minacs into uncharted territory. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa 905-433-4711, with visitation on Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will also be visitation on Thursday, May 25th from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto 416-487-4523. A funeral service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, on Friday, May 26th at 11 a.m. Condolences and words for the family may be sent to RememberingElaine@minacs.com. The family has requested that any donations made in Elaine's memory be made to her favourite charities: In Canada, Cottage Dreams (www.cottagedreams.org), or the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (www.ccac-accc.ca); In the U.S., the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org) or the Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org).

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MINAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
BOYD, Ethel Mae (née ARMSTRONG)
On Sunday, January 1, 2006 at her home, Delmanor. Ethel Mae Armstrong BOYD, wife of the late James BOYD and the late Robert BOYD. Sister of the late Helen MINAKER and the late Jack ARMSTRONG. Dear mother of Jim and his wife Virginia, step-mother of Marshall BOYD. Loving grandmother of Tasha and Steven, Aaron, Laura, Amy, Kelly, Beth and Corry. Great-grandmother to five little ones. Dear aunt to Dorothy (Vim), Jack (Joan), Douglas (Eleanor), John (Lisa) and to many great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Thursday, January 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Victoria Square United Church on Woodbine Ave., south of Elgin Mills Rd., on Friday, January 6 at 1 p.m. Committal in the adjoining cemetery. If desired, gifts may be made to the Victoria Square United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MINAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-22 published
ALDRIDGE, Brian Edward
On January 20, 2006, aged 51 years. It is with great sadness that we announce Brian's passing. He died peacefully, surrounded by family and close Friends. He will be greatly missed by his loving mother, Nancy, (predeceased by his father, Ted) his beloved wife, Susan, his adored Bunny-Baby, Christine, special nephew, Morgan McGEE, Auntie Shirley, cousin Diane, parents-in-law, Paul and Olga SOPOCI, sisters-in-law, Ellen McGEE, Ollie PEHLEMANN (Mark,) Paulette SOPOCI and Dorie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Chris,) nephews and nieces, James, Ally, Curtis, Bennet, Abbey, Sophie and Graham, "Uncle" Ralphie and best friend, Harry MINAKER. Predeceased by brother-in-law, Kevin McGEE, his "partner-in-crime." Brian was the "King of Talk" and helped countless people avoid parking fines and collections. His dry sarcasm drew many laughs and all who knew him will remember his funny comments and quick wit. Although never formally trained, Brian's culinary skills were legendary and we will be forever experimenting to replicate his famous Caesar salad dressing. Our sincerest thanks to the fabulous, caring staff of Southlake Regional Hospital, especially, Sherri, Shelly and Ruth, Dr. NIKHAN, Dr. WEINGARTEN and Dr. MANN. Family will greet Friends at the Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria Street, Aurora on Monday, January 23 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. On Tuesday, January 24, family will greet Friends at 1: 00 p.m., at the Aurora United Church, 15186 Yonge Street, Aurora, prior to a 2: 00 p.m. celebration of Brian's life. Reception to follow. Hawaiian shirts and colorful clothes required! In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Liver Foundation. Brian, we'll miss your great hugs! Long may your barbeque sizzle!

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MINARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-04 published
MINARD, Edward " Ed"
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Sunday, January 1, 2006, Ed MINARD, Orangeville, in his 64th year, beloved husband of Sue (ROSS) MINARD. Loving father of Brent, Craig and his fiance Tonya. Dear brother of Irene LAYCOX, Isabel VALOTAIRE, Ruby WHITE/WHYTE, Kaye HOTTEN and Wilma BARRETT. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630) Wednesday afternoon 2 to 4 p.m. and evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 5 at 2 p.m. Followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundations of Ontario, Dufferin Chapter, 204 21 Surrey St. W., Guelph N1H 3R3 or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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MINARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
TALBOT, Phyllis M. (née SCHELL)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on her 86th birthday, Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Phyllis M. TALBOT (née SCHELL) of Woodstock. Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth (1994). Dear mother of Peggy MINARD of Woodstock, Jim TALBOT (Evelyn) of Beachville, Sharon HARTFORD (Andrew) of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Tony TALBOT of Canadian Forces Base Toronto, Randy TALBOT of Saint Thomas, and the late Wayne TALBOT (1977.) Dear sister of Evelyn SCHELL of Woodstock and the late Effie FREEMAN, Janet TALBOT and Irene JULL. Also lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Huron Park Baptist Church, 199 Berwick Street, Woodstock on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation -- Building Fund would be appreciated and may be made through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MINARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-05 published
TANTON, Philippa Jane (née HUTCHINS)
After a lengthy illness, on June 27, 2006 at the age of eighty-eight years. Predeceased by her husband Doctor Clare TANTON, special friend Jeffrey DOUCETTE and brother George HUTCHINS; Philippa will be sadly missed by her brother Roger HUTCHINS (Kathryn MINARD) her children Jennifer BRUNELLE, Janice (Warren WINSLOW) and Philip TANTON (Gail;) grandchildren Chantal BRUNELLE (Paul MacKIE,) Christianne BRUNELLE (Maxime SOUCY), Karen WINSLOW (John MULDER), Christine WINSLOW and Sarah and Joshua TANTON; and great-grandchildren Adrian MacKIE and Benjamin MULDER. A Memorial service will be held on October 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremont, Québec. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Philippa's long-time loving caregivers and to the staff of the Short Stay Unit of the Montreal General Hospital.

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MINARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
Force of nature in art world
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
He's the world-renowned geneticist, she was the starving artist, and yet he worshipped her.
"She was my hero," David SUZUKI said about his younger sister Aiko. "She was incredible, she lived the life of environmentalism. I don't think she ever passed beyond the poverty level of income, but she was wealthy in community."
Aiko SUZUKI was a fibre artist, who created that haunting pale hanging that floated throughout the main-floor hub of the Toronto Reference Library from 1981 until 2004, when it was removed for cleaning. She was also a sculptor, painter, printmaker, dance-set designer, curator, teacher.
Her Friends and artistic colleagues always thought of her as a force of nature -- and that was the phrase they used at her memorial service on January 14 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre after SUZUKI died December 31, at age 68, in her Toronto home.
The day of the service was also the day of her final show in the centre's Gendai Gallery, which opened in 2000, six years after SUZUKI approached many within the Japanese-Canadian community with an idea of incorporating a gallery within the cultural centre.
Although weakened by her chemotherapy and worsening health, SUZUKI spent last summer in a makeshift studio in her garden, working on a series of pieces taken from the world of nature and from photographs by her daughter Chiyoko SZLAVNICS, who is a musician and composer living in Berlin.
They were smaller than her normal work and deceptively pretty. "I was shocked, the images were real -- fiddleheads, leaves -- not abstracts," SZLAVNICS said. But closer inspection revealed layering, complexity and depth.
SUZUKI called her show "From The Garden: Stage IV," a reference to her diagnosis of terminal cancer.
"I think it kept her alive," said her friend, composer Ann SOUTHAM. "She probably got grabbed by it."
SUZUKI was a strong, independent woman -- as a single mother raising a daughter and as an Asian woman in the testosterone-charged art scene, she had to be. She always organized her own shows. The reality was she usually didn't have a gallery to represent her works and for years had to do it herself.
Her last show was no different.
SUZUKI knew she wasn't going to be able to make her own opening. The day before she died, she told her daughter to call it off, believing it couldn't happen without her, but SZLAVNICS told her mother that this show would go on.
SZLAVNICS saw that her mother was relieved. After all, art is what she had always lived for.
SUZUKI spent her early childhood in a wartime internment camp in British Columbia, moving to Leamington and then London, Ontario, in 1945. Everyone in her family had an English and a Japanese name. She was Geraldine or Gerry, a high school cheerleader, beautiful.
David SUZUKI said their Canadian-born father had a "traditional, screwy attitude" about his daughters completing high school and then getting married, even as David was in the United States at university.
But Gerry SUZUKI discovered the world of art when she took a London Artists' Workshop featuring Greg Curnoe and Tony Urquhart. In 1958, she moved to Toronto, joined the Toronto Artists' Workshop, and a year later met Alex SZLAVNICS, a flamboyant Hungarian immigrant. Their 1965 marriage didn't last, but it was he who encouraged SUZUKI to recognize her heritage and use her Japanese name.
Her first solo show two years later at the Pollack Gallery was criticized for including a soundtrack. Local critic Kay KRITZWISER deemed the sound of a heart thumping a "distraction" from abstract art that was "strong enough to stand on its own," but SUZUKI's restless vision never recognized the boundaries separating one medium from another.
As she moved into fibre art, she also became a set designer, working with composer SOUTHAM and choreographer Trish BEATTY on many Toronto Dance Theatre productions. Her studio at Yonge and Bloor Sts. amounted to a fusion of poets, sound performers, musicians and artists.
"We were all flying by the seat of our pants," SOUTHAM said. "It was tremendous fun and it was impossible to say what it was all about."
SUZUKI's professional pinnacle may have occurred when architect Raymond Moriyama chose her to design the fibre sculpture for his new library building, but it came at a great cost.
She developed rheumatoid arthritis and lived on cortisone shots and in constant pain. She had "constant" surgery, her daughter said. Her hands, the tools with which she expressed herself, were gnarled and misshapen, yet art adviser and consultant Catherine MINARD remembers watching SUZUKI at work in her studio and marvelling at her fluidity and grace.
"Everything I saw was lyrical and had a lot of movement because of the influence of music on her work," MINARD said. "She always had jazz playing in her studio." In fact, someone who had seen SUZUKI's painting called Stan Get (z) Blue told the jazz musician about it. It became the cover of Voyage, Getz's 1986 album.
In 1988, after Japanese Canadians won redress -- money and an official apology from the federal government for its treatment of them during World War 2 -- writer Joy Kogawa approached SUZUKI about curating a joint exhibit of art by Indian, Inuit and Japanese-Canadian artists.
"For Aiko, it was the first time she realized the possibilities of being Japanese Canadian and how empowering that can be," said filmmaker Midi Onodera.
It was the beginning of SUZUKI's activism. She produced a directory of professional Japanese-Canadian artists, served on the board of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, founded the art gallery and curated several shows.
SUZUKI supported herself by teaching art at Upper Canada College and film animation at Harbourfront, and for years worked with the Inner City Angels organization.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2002 and told she had six months to live, but this was a woman who was already living with pain and she wasn't stopping. She organized Paper/Stone/Scissors for the Gendai Gallery, installations by five traditional and five contemporary artists, and in May 2005 she unveiled her own show, "Bombard/Invade/Radiate: Witness at the A Space Gallery." It explored SUZUKI's reflections about the late Susan Sontag's pronouncement of the military characteristics of fighting cancer.
Everyone assumed it would be her last show. For anyone else it might have been. But SUZUKI not only lived for her art, she lived by her art, and she began work on the garden show that would open at her memorial.

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MINARDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
VENDITTI, Donato
Passed away on February 4, 2006 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Pina. Devoted father of Antonella and her husband Pierpaolo MINARDI. Dear Grandfather of Natalie, Nicole, and Lucas. Greatly missed brother of Italia, Antonio and his wife Anita. Missed by his nephews Cesare, Riccardo, Sandro, and Claudio. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin St. (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 9: 45 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church (Grace St. south of College Ave.). Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery (Bayview Ave. and Langstaff Rd.). Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be appreciated.

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MINAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
MINAS, Triandafilos Daffe " Jim"
On Sunday, February 12, 2006 at the Oshawa General Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Lenna. Loving father of Angelo (Mary) and Ilcho. Loving grandfather of Doctors Tom (and Dana), David (Heidi), Michael (Tara), Victor (Janet), Milche, and Marche Lenna. Great-grandfather of Krista, Lucas, Teigan, Natashe, Nicolche, Isabella and Alexander. One of the founding members of Nevoliany Benevolent Association. Friends and family will be received at the Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd. (416-423-1000) on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Cathedral at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at York Cemetery.

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MINATEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
MINATEL, Luigi
Suddenly in his home on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his wife Dina Maria and his brother Mario. He will be sadly missed by his children Graziella, Orietta, Franco, Sandra (husband David) and his grandchildren Alexander and Simon. He is survived by his brother Celso. The family will receive Friends at the Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr., (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane St. 416-249-4499) on Thursday, April 20, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 from St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church (2100 Jane Street at Beverly Hills Drive) at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment will take place at Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane Street north of Steeles Avenue). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Saint Michael's Hospital Foundation.

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MINCHIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-26 published
MARSHALL, Dorine Susan (née FAUBERT)
A resident of Chatham, Dorine Susan MARSHALL passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Sunday April 23, 2006 at the age of 86 years. Born in Chatham Township, Kent County daughter of the late Napoleon "Jack" and Susan "Susie" LAPRESE) FAUBERT. Beloved wife of the late Russell Wilbert MARSHALL (1994.) Mother of Gary and Barbara MARSHALL of Calgary, Alberta and Nancy and Jim MINCHIN of Chatham. Grandmother of Andrea and Brian HALLICK of Ajax, Sarah MARSHALL and Phil OSFOLK of Burlington, Laura MARSHALL and Jeff O'LEARY of Banff Alberta, Stacy MARSHALL of Toronto and Amy MINCHIN and Bill COLLINS of Blenheim. Great Grandmother of Nicholas, Megan, Kari, Nathan and Hailey. Sister of Bernard and Jackie FAUBERT of Brampton and the late Angela WRIGHT (2001,) Margaret GORE (1986,) Ernest FAUBERT (1995,) Oliver FAUBERT (1996,) Richard FAUBERT (1997) and Garnet FAUBERT (2003.) Mrs. MARSHALL was a member of Gregory Drive Alliance Church. Friends may call at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m.. and Wednesday from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Gregory Drive Alliance Church 255 Gregory Drive West, Chatham on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Gord REYNOLDS officiating. Interment Merlin Cemetery, Merlin. Donations made by cheque to Gregory Drive Alliance Church or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MINDACH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-12 published
STAUFT, Peter (1928-2006)
Peter STAUFT of Calgary, Alberta passed away on Monday, October 9, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Peter was born in Negritos, Peru on April 2, 1928. He came to Canada at the age of six and grew up in Petrolia, Ontario. Peter attended the University of Toronto, and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Engineering. He married Shirley MacKICHAN in June of 1950, and completed his Masters degree the following year. After completing his graduate studies, Peter began a long and successful career with Imperial Oil Ltd. He and his family moved west in 1955 to Regina, and over the years lived and worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edmonton, and Calgary before returning to Toronto in 1974. Peter retired from Imperial Oil in 1983, and thereafter he and Shirley spent their winters in Sarasota, Florida, and their summers in Toronto and, later, Calgary. A devoted husband and father, Peter enjoyed golfing, skiing, hiking, and the company of his many Friends across Canada and in the United States. He had a great love of his family and Friends and will be dearly missed by all who had the opportunity of getting to know him. Peter will be remembered by his sons, Mark STAUFT (Karen MINDACH) of Calgary, and John STAUFT of Victoria, British Columbia; and by his grandchildren Taylor STAUFT and Courtney STAUFT, both of Calgary, and Ellsa STAUFT of Victoria. He is also survived by his sister Barbara HILLIS of Kitchener, Ontario, his brother David STAUFT (Bernice THOMAS) of Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his loving wife Shirley; and by his parents, Jacob and Flora. A gathering of family and Friends will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Peter STAUFT, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Rd S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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

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MINER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-31 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Gary Peter
After a dignified and courageous battle with cancer at home in the arms of his soul mate, surrounded by family on Sunday January 29, 2006 in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Jeanette (née BUMSTEAD.) Adoring Daddy to Christopher and Sydney. Much loved son of Bill and Anne WHITE/WHYTE and cherished brother to Neil (Kim) WHITE/WHYTE and Julie-Anne. Dear brother in law of Donna (Alan MINER,) Diane (Dwayne LOBBAN) and Jim (Betty) BUMSTEAD. Gary will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada and the United Kingdom. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, Friends, extended family from TD Wealth Management and the Gell family. Gary was an active coach in hockey and soccer in Oakville and will be sadly missed by the many minor league children he helped to guide. Visitation will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas) Oakville on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Glen Oaks Chapel on Thursday afternoon at 1 O'clock. At Gary's request donations in lieu of flowers to the M.O.H.A. Presidents Fund to support participation in Oakville Minor Hockey c/o Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel 3164 Ninth Line Oakville L6H 7A8 or The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. Online condolences are available through www.oakview-funeral.ca

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MINER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-15 published
ROBERTSON, Alice Gardner Pattie (née COLLINS)
Alice Robertson (née COLLINS) passed away peacefully at Meaford Hospital on Thursday July 13, 2006 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Gord ROBERTSON for 55 years. Loving mother of Debra Anne and her husband Ray BARLOW, daughter Janice Lee ROBERTSON, son James Gordon and his wife Joanne and daughter Patricia Alice and her husband Steve MINER. Lovingly remembered by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Margaret BUCKINGHAM and survived by her brother Alan COLLINS and his wife Peggy, and brother-in-law Roy (Buck) BUCKINGHAM. Family will receive Friends at the Meaford United Church, 7 Boucher Street East, on Monday, July 17th from Noon until 2: 00 p.m. where a funeral service will be conducted at 2: 00 p.m. Interment and committal will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. In lieu of flowers, and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Funeral services and arrangements entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford.

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MINER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
HAMILTON, Clara Margaret (WILLIAMSON)
Peacefully at her residence Country Manor Thedford on Friday, January 27, 2006 Clara Margaret (WILLIAMSON) HAMILTON in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon (1978). Cherished mother of Peggy and David ROGERS of Maple Ridge, British Columbia and Betty HAMILTON of Lambton Shores and the late James (1981.) Dear grandmother of James, Joya, Doug, Leah, Kelly, and Laura and 3 great-granddaughters Claire, Abbey, and Noa. Predeceased by two brothers Fred and James. Survived by two sisters-in-law Evelyn HAMILTON and Vera Williamson MINER. Resting at the Gilpin Chapel, Thedford for visitation on Monday, January 30, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday, January 31 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Thedford at 11 a.m. Reverend Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Interment Pinehill Cemetery. Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church Building Fund or Canadian National Institute for the Blind gratefully appreciated.

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MINER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-18 published
TREWARTHA, Emily " Valena" (ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital on Sunday, April 16, 2006 Emily "Valena" (ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) TREWARTHA of Clinton in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Victor FINNIE and the late John Norman TREWARTHA (2001). Loving mother of Ralph and wife Virginia of Orangeville Neale and wife Linda of Etobicoke; Margaret CONNELLY and husband Bob of Ottawa and Charles and wife Jennifer of Ottawa. Loved and sadly missed by her grandchildren Jason (Corrie), Deanna McGUIRE (Morley,) Julianne (fianceé Minh,) Megan, Diane (fianceé Alex;) Michael CONNELLY (Tracy,) Matthew and Elizabeth CONNELLY and David. Cherished great-grandmother of Maddison, Sydney and Ryan TREWARTHA; Beth and Mackenzie CONNELLY and Kaelynn and Braedon McGUIRE. Also remembered by the FINNIE family. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gerald ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and his wife Betty of Courtney, British Columbia; Alma LANGFORD of Exeter and Lois ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Clinton. Predeceased by 2 brothers Ken and Cecil ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, 2 sisters-in-law Helen ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Cora MINER and 2 brothers-in-law Kenneth LANGFORD and Stewart MINER. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to Ontario Street United Church, Clinton Public Hospital Foundation the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy

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MINER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
'Loss of a giant'
Tributes pour in for the renowned Dutton-born economist.
By John MINER, Free Press Reporter and News Services, Mon., May 1, Dutton -- "It is the loss of a giant."
News of the death of world renowned economist John Kenneth GALBRAITH, 97, was greeted with sadness yesterday in his hometown, where the library bears his name and people say they've forgiven him for his 1964 book poking fun at the area.
Leafing through letters from GALBRAITH in her second-floor Main Street Dutton studio, Jenny PHILLIPS said the former advisor to U.S. presidents -- who died Saturday -- will be missed by residents.
"We got a little bit of star quality because of him," said PHILLIPS, who helped spearhead the drive to have GALBRAITH recognized with a plaque and library renaming.
"He was one of the good ones. I don't believe they make men like that anymore with morals and ethics who don't mind going to bat against anybody. He was a giant."
Tributes came in yesterday to the towering intellectual from around the world.
British Finance Minister Gordon Brown said GALBRAITH advised him and others in recent years with insights into the modern age. "He will be remembered for his erudition, his wit and eloquence, and particularly for his economic insights into our age," he said.
Senator Edward Kennedy -- GALBRAITH served his brother in the White House -- lauded GALBRAITH's "profound commitment to social justice."
"I know how much President Kennedy admired his genius, valued his Friendship and loved his extraordinary wit, and so did I," he said.
"Our affluent society is a fairer and more just society today because of Ken, and no one who knew him will ever forget him."
Free Reporter Randy RICHMOND, among the last Canadian journalists to interview GALBRAITH, said his "grace" impressed him most when he interviewed him in 2003.
"He spoke as someone who had been through a lot of wars and had a lot of wisdom. He would take verbal potshots at his enemies, but it was always with humour," he said.
At the farm where GALBRAITH was born October 15, 1908, southwest of London, owner Robert BOBIER regrets he wasn't able to take GALBRAITH up on his invitation to visit him in the U.S.
GALBRAITH had been back to the family farm several times, once for the making of a British Broadcasting Corporation film.
"He was a smart, smart man," said BOBIER.
At the farm, GALBRAITH is commemorated with an Inuit inukshuk, a rock monument.
After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1931, GALBRAITH moved to the U.S. where he earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California.
He taught at Harvard from 1934 to 1939 and at Princeton University from 1939 to 1942.
GALBRAITH returned to Harvard in 1948, remaining active there until retiring in 1975.
He served as adviser to Democratic presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton and was John F. Kennedy's ambassador to India.
GALBRAITH became one of America's best-known liberals and was outspoken in his support of government action to solve social problems.
The author of more than 20 books, his 1958 work The Affluent Society caused the U.S. to reconsider its values and helped propel him into the international spotlight.
The book argued the American economy was producing individual wealth, but hadn't adequately addressed public needs such as schools and highways.
But it was a book GALBRAITH wrote while ambassador in India, The Scotch, that infuriated locals in his home area.
Yesterday, the book was repeatedly mentioned by Dutton residents, but people said they were over it.
"Time heals everything," said BOBIER.
PHILLIPS said there was nothing in the book others hadn't said, but GALBRAITH wrote it down.
"I don't think he ever intended to be rude," she said.
GALBRAITH's nephew, Jerry GALBRAITH of the Dutton area, said his uncle was particularly pleased when Dutton named its library after him.
"He always spoke about the library and wrote to us several times about it. He was quite honoured," he said.
When GALBRAITH couldn't make the trip to Canada for a plaque unveiled in his honour, the Free Press's RICHMOND interviewed him at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The one question GALBRAITH avoided answering was what he saw as his own legacy.
"He said that was up to other people to decide. He never wanted to talk about his own heroics," RICHMOND said.
In that 2003 interview, GALBRAITH said his greatest political accomplishment was during the Second World War when he was a central part of the successful effort to keep inflation under control.
Asked what he would rank as his greatest failure, GALBRAITH replied: "That is not my disposition, but I would have no doubt that in the United States, and also in Canada, our greatest failure has been in the very large number of people who live in poverty, deprivation, concern as to life next week, next year."
John Kenneth Galbraith
Born: October 15, 1908, in Iona Station.
Education: B.S., University of Toronto, 1931; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, 1934.
Experience: From 1934 to 1939, he was an instructor and tutor at Harvard. Also taught at the University of California and at Princeton before returning to Harvard in 1948 as a lecturer in economics. Promoted to professor in 1949 and in 1959 became the Warburg Professor of Economics. He retired in 1975.
GALBRAITH organized and oversaw price controls during the Second World War as deputy administrator in the Office of Price Administration. President Kennedy appointed GALBRAITH ambassador to India, where he served from 1961 to 1963.
Family: Wife, Catherine Atwater GALBRAITH. Sons, Alan, Peter and James.
Quote: "There is no hope for liberals if they seek only to imitate conservatives, and no function either." -- From a 1992 article in Modern Maturity.

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MINER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
CAZA, Jules
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, June 11, 2006. Jules CAZA, 72 years of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (née SAINT_DENIS) (1991.) Dear father of Annette and Jim MINER of Bright's Grove, Jo-Ann and Bob ACS of Manitoulin Island, Jean-Paul and Jacqueline CAZA of Chatham and the late Leo CAZA (1966.) Loving grandfather of Tina and Ian HUNTER, Chris and Rhonda HOLBROOK, James and Cassie ACS, Rob ACS, Jessica CAZA and Tom OSBORNE, Jodie, Joshua and Joselynn CAZA and the late Lori-Ann HOLBROOK and Aaron ACS. Dear great-grandfather of Shale and Jessie SALISBURY, Michael HUNTER, Amber HOLBROOK, Brandon VAN BOVIN and Aiden OSBORNE. Dear brother of Gertrude CONLEY, Luke, Archie, Remi and Edna CAZA and the late Julie COOMBS and Gilberta BEDARD. Visitors will be received at the New Life Assembly Church, Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia, on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. The service to celebrate the life of Jules CAZA will follow at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Terry BURNS officiating. Private interment of cremated remains to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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MINER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-19 published
Cyclist killed in collision had iPod but no helmet
By John MINER, Free Press Reporter, Tues., September 19, 2006
A 15-year-old cyclist who died of head injuries after colliding with a tractor-trailer in Chatham-Kent Saturday was wearing an iPod and headphones but no helmet, police said yesterday.
Kevin HOUSTON was riding north on Mull Sideroad, near Boundary Line in Chatham-Kent, when he collided with a southbound transport filled with tomatoes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Anytime anybody is wearing any type of earphones or ear protection and their hearing is limited, it could present a hazardous situation," Const. Doug GUTTERIDGE said.
That not only applies to cyclists, but vehicle drivers as well, he said.
No charges have been laid.
HOUSTON was in Grade 11 at Chatham's John McGregor secondary school and played on the senior boys' football team. He also played for the Blenheim hockey team.
His funeral is tomorrow at 11 a.m. at McKinlay Funeral Home in Chatham.

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MINER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-08 published
ZHONG was one of medicine's best and brightest
By John MINER, Free Press Health Reporter, Sun., October 8, 2006
Not having Doctor Robert ZHONG to work with makes every day different for William WALL, director of the multi-organ transplant program at London Health Sciences Centre.
"It is a huge, gaping loss for us," WALL said.
Regarded as one of the University of Western Ontario's brightest researchers and professors, Zhen (Robert) ZHONG died September 6 from cancer. He was 60.
ZHONG was a leader in organ transplant research and a Canada Research Chair in transplantation and experimental surgery.
He was also a scientist at the Robarts Research Institute in London, director of the microsurgery lab at London Health Sciences Centre and a scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute.
Colleagues remember him as a man of great humility.
"Everyone held him in the highest regard. He was always quick to acknowledge the contributions of others, often downplaying his own outstanding accomplishments," said WALL.
Pioneering microsurgery, ZHONG attracted a steady stream of surgeons from around the world to London to study his techniques, WALL said.
"No single individual meant more to the (University of Western Ontario) faculty of medicine, the hospital, the Robarts Research Institute and the Lawson Research Institute combined than Doctor ZHONG. His work and sphere of influence permeated each of those institutions," he said.
Carol HERBERT, dean of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Western Ontario, remembered ZHONG as "a real gentleman."
"He provided superb leadership to his research colleagues, fellows and graduate students," HERBERT said.

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MINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Gary Peter
After a dignified and courageous battle with cancer at home in the arms of his soul mate, surrounded by family on Sunday, January 29, 2006, in his 43rd year. Beloved husband of Jeanette (nee BUMSTEAD.) Adoring Daddy to Christopher and Sydney. Much loved son of Bill and Anne WHITE/WHYTE and cherished brother to Neil Kim) WHITE/WHYTE and Julie-Anne. Dear brother-in-law of Donna (Alan MINER,) Diane (Dwayne LOBBAN) and Jim (Betty) BUMSTEAD. Gary will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada and the United Kingdom. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, Friends and extended family from TD Wealth Management. Gary was an active coach in hockey and soccer in Oakville and will be sadly missed by the many minor league children he helped to guide. Visitation will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas), Oakville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Glen Oaks Chapel on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. At Gary's request, donations in lieu of flowers, to the M.O.H.A. Presidents Fund to support participation in Oakville Minor Hockey c/o Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville L6H 7A8 or The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. On-line condolences are available though oakview-funeral.ca.

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