MITCHEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-07 published
JACKSON, Mervin " Bert"
Of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 74th year. Dearly loved husband of Betty (Boldy) (HOLBORN) JACKSON and father of Joanne. Dear brother of Nina and her husband Case MEEUSE, Port Bruce; Gordon JACKSON of Dorchester; Donna HANCOCK of Shedden; Verlyn and her husband Don MUNRO of Orwell; Howard JACKSON of Saint Thomas and David JACKSON of London. Predeceased by two brothers Glen and Lorne JACKSON an by two sisters Elaine GALLIAN and Linda MITCHEL. Fondly remembered by Joanne Cummings STINSON and Susan VANDERMEER and their families. Bert was born in Shedden on November 9, 1933 to Clarence and Veda JACKSON. He worked for Accuride Canada Inc., London. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Shedden Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MITCHEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
FAULKNER, Wildfird Thomas " Bill" (27 June 1929-15 April 2006)
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, Poppy and friend on Saturday, April 15 and since he lived his entire life for his family, it is only fitting that his loved ones were with him, holding his hand on his last days. He is remembered as a tender, thoughtful, generous, and good-humoured man who made eternal Friends with everyone he met and touched the heart of anyone who knew him well. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 50 years, Sue, whose strength in these sorrowful times has amazed us all. Dear Son of Percy and Ann FAULKNER, both predeceased, of Mimico, Ontario. Dear brother of Mary WORSDALL (George predeceased,) Terry COLLATON (Paul,) Percy FAULKNER, predeceased (Annette,) Edward FAULKNER (Margaret), Frank FAULKNER (June). Loving Father of Larry FAULKNER (Wendy,) Susanne MITCHEL (Len,) Jeff FAULKNER (Gillian,) and Tracey GARMS (Jeff.) He will be forever missed and cherished by his much loved grandchildren, Breanne, Kaley, Cody, Bailey, William, Avery, Quinn, Grant, Olivia and Sophia and many nieces and nephews. Poppy, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for us, taught us, and been to us. You are the love of our lives and your legacy will live on in Saturday night dinners that will continue for generations so that your great-grandchildren will feel your influence. We will live our lives for you now, Poppy. Goodbye to a gentle man. Friends may visit at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road, at Yonge Street), Barrie, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2006. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint_John Vianney Roman Catholic Church (13 Baldwin Lane), Barrie (www.stjohnvianney.ca) at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Interment Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery (208 Sunnidale Road), Barrie, Ontario, Canada. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through: www.steckleygooderham.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-13 published
MacDONALD, Barbara (née FOX)
Peacefully at home on Saturday, March 11, 2006. Loving mother of Dave MacDONALD and Zac GREENWOOD. Beloved grandmother of Jonah and Alexis Rose MacDONALD. Sister of Susan RATCHFORD (Jim.) Aunt of Glen, Greg (Becky,) Grant (Anita) HALSEY. Great Aunt of Pauline, Louden, Lillian and Carly. Barbara will be fondly remembered by her best friend Sharon MITCHELL and everyone she knew. She is predeacesed by her parents Leslie and Mary FOX. Friends will be received at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre 88 Brant Avenue on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A tree will be planted in memory of Barbara in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-15 published
MITCHELL, Peter Wm.
It is with profound sadness the family of Peter Wm. Mitchell (Mitch) wish to announce his passing at Brantford General Hospital March 13, 2006 in his 66th year. Left to mourn their greatest loss is his wife of 43 years, Anne (GEORGE) to whom he committed his life, the three joys of his life, his children Kim and Tim JACQUES, Shayne and Connie, and Jamie and Pat. Precious grandchildren, Terri, Tyler, Brady, Patrick, Ryan and Julia. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Grace MITCHELL and three brothers. Left to deal with their own grief are ten surviving siblings and their families. Also, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the nurses and doctors on 7B and 7C. Your kindness will always be remembered. Also, so many thanks to our Friends on the 10th floor on Wellington St. for all their kindness at this time. Cremation has taken place as this was Mitch's wish. In lieu of flowers and funeral, it is our wish that every day, just tell your spouse and children you love them. You never know when it's the last time.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-22 published
CURTIS, Ann Marie (née McCARTHY)
Marie CURTIS passed away peacefully at her residence at Grey Gables, Markdale on Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her 90th year.
Ann Marie McCARTHY was born February 10, 1912 near Wyebridge, Ontario in the Midland area. Marie was the daughter of Ellen (MITCHELL) and John McCARTHY. She was the sister of May, Margaret, Gerard, John, Malcolm and Theresa.
Marie married Bryce CURTIS, June 17, 1933 in Toronto. They moved to Long Branch in 1935 where they raised their daughter Joan and son Bill. They moved to their farm in Kimberley in 1958 then to their residence on the West Back Line between Flesherton and Markdale. Marie and Bryce were happily married for 55 years when Bryce passed away in 1988.
Joan married Tom McGEE of Flesherton in 1961 and Marie was the much loved Nana of Kelly (Dale) MERRIFIELD, Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON (Chad JACKSON), Kerry, Paul CURTIS, Dawn (Kevin) KELLY, precious great-nana of ten great-grandchildren. Bill predeceased her in 1987 as did her grand_son Michael McGEE in 1989.
Marie CURTIS was Reeve of the Village of Long Branch from 1953-1962, a charter member of Metropolitan Toronto Council, friend of Fred GARDINER and many other politicians. Marie Curtis Park in Etobicoke (Long Branch) was opened in 1959, and named in her honour for the work she did to help the residents relocate after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. Today it is a living memory to a wonderful lady. Marie CURTIS was secretary-treasurer of the Ontario Mayors and Reeves, spokesperson and advocate to the members of Grey County Council in the 1960s and 1970s. She was an Honourary Lifetime Member of the Long Branch Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 101. Marie was an A.M.O. 100th Anniversary Municipal Recognition Award recipient, in appreciation of her exemplary service to Ontario's municipal governments and A.M.O.
When Marie could no longer stay in her own home, she moved to Grey Gables in 1999 and made it her own new home. She loved everyone there and they loved her.
The body rested at Gentle Shepherd Community Church where the funeral was held Thursday, March 16 with interment in Markdale Cemetery. A celebration of the life of Marie CURTIS was well attended by Friends and relatives from far and wide. A power point presentation on Marie CURTIS "The Woman Who Got Things Done" was shown. A duet by her granddaughters Kelly MERRIFIELD and Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON was sung "It Is No Secret" was Marie's favourite hymn. Jim HARROLD, former Reeve of Artemesia Township, gave some remembrances and reflections of Marie. Kimberley sang "You Raise Me Up" and daughter Joan McGEE gave memories of Mom. Rev. Don PRINCE gave a thoughtful message. The ladies of Gentle Shepherd served a bountiful lunch following the service.
Pallbearers were grand_sons Chad JACKSON and Dale MERRIFIELD, nephew John McCARTHY, former Reeve Murray BETTS, family friend David CARLSON, former neighbour Raymond SHILVOCK. Flowerbearers were granddaughters Kelly MERRIFIELD and Kimberley McGEE- JACKSON and great-grandchildren Curtis, Jacob and Kirsten MERRIFIELD.
Marie CURTIS was a great lady and will be missed by many far and wide.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
GIBSON, Betty (formerly MURPHY, née MITCHELL)
Entered into rest in Sudbury Regional Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006, Betty (MURPHY) GIBSON in her 86th year. Betty (MITCHELL,) beloved wife of the late Kenneth MURPHY and the late Joseph GIBSON. Dear mother of Dianne (Don) McVICAR and Jim (Beth) MURPHY both of Hanmer, Rob (Ruth) MURPHY of Sharon and Jack (Ruth) MURPHY of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Scott (Lisa), Steven (Nicole), Valerie (Al), Erin (Todd), Jason (Melissa), Kristin (Dave), Katie Jesse, Amanda, and Sean. Great-grandmother of Ashley, Jack, Kiersten, Abby and Ty. Survived by a brother Colin (Doreen) MITCHELL, a sister Nancy MacDONALD, two sisters-in-law Gene (Ted) LATREILLE and Kae MITCHELL. Predeceased by her twin brother Jim MITCHELL and a sister Alma HUGHES. Visitation took place Monday afternoon and evening at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Alliston Union Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
MITCHELL, Norman D.
Passed away at the Avalon Retirement Centre Orangeville Ontario on Wednesday March 22, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Ruth MOFFATT of Dundalk, and formerly of Beeton. Loved father of Donald and his wife Kathy MITCHELL of Tottenham, Gladys PALMER of Dundalk, Nancy and her husband John SETCHELL of Caledonia. Loved by his 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean POLLOCK of Hamilton and predeceased by Earl, Harold, Ken and Lorne MITCHELL, Audrey MAYES, Grace, Lance, and Edith ARMSTRONG. Norman will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Rested at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E. Alliston. Funeral services were held in the chapel on Friday March 24, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Trinity United Cemetery, Beeton. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-10 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Bruce-Robert "Bruce"
Of Hanover, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, on Thursday, February 9th, 2006 in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Mary Lou. Loving father of Tami and Tommy HINSPERGER of Hanover and Tina THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Hanover. Cherished grandmother of Matthew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Ashley THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Dear sister of Gertrude MAXWELL of Napean, Warden THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Durham and Ross and Helen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Durham and sister-in-law of Lil MITCHELL of Kitchener. Bruce was predeceased by brothers Orville and Clifford, sister Ethel HASTIE and parents Albert and Florence (BROWN) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Visitation will be held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Friday 1: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion service Branch 308 at 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover. Memorial donations to the Walkerton and District Health Services Foundation or to Hanover Minor Hockey Club Inc. would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-11 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Bruce-Robert "Bruce"
Of Hanover, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, on Thursday, February 9th, 2006 in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Mary Lou. Loving father of Tami and Tommy HINSPERGER of Hanover and Tina THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Hanover. Cherished grandfather of Matthew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Ashley THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Dear brother of Gertrude MAXWELL of Nepean, Warden THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Durham and Ross and Helen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Durham and brother-in-law of Lil MITCHELL of Kitchener. Bruce was predeceased by brothers Orville and Clifford, sister Ethel HASTIE and parents Albert and Florence (BROWN) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Visitation was held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Friday 1: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion service Branch 308 at 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover. Memorial donations to the Walkerton and District Health Services Foundation or to Hanover Minor Hockey Club Inc. would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-03 published
McNABB, Barb
On behalf of the late Angel Barb McNABB, who passed away in our home or February 11th, 2006. I wish to thank Dr HUFF and Dr. RICE for their weekly visits. But most of all Cathy MITCHELL from Community Care Access Centre and Mary LOW/LOWE/LOUGH for her advice. All the nurses from the Victorian Order of Nurses and all the Red Cross homemakers who came everyday, twice a day, 7 days a week and cared for my Lady, my hat goes off to all of you. And to Dr. WRIGHT for what he has done for me. To all who sent cards, mass cards, donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, brought in food during our time of loss. To all of you who gave my Angel Barb and I a great gift of time, thank you for this. On behalf of John H. NcNabb Construction Ltd., that Barb helped to build, thank you.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-08 published
MITCHELL, Marie
Of Hanover, passed away at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, March 6th, 2006. She was 73. Survived by husband Harvey MITCHELL, son Darrel (Brenda) McDAID of Kitchener, daughters Casey GUTHROW of Owen Sound, Jean (Kirk) LANTZ of R.R.#1 Mildmay, Joan (Paul) STRUCKE of Hanover, Janet EIDT of Neustadt, grandchildren Robert, Shawn Lee, Craig, Laurie, Lane, Jana, Braden, great-grandchildren Dominic and Logan. Also survived by sisters Bea KALE of Seaforthe and Rosemary FLANAGAN of Kitchener. Predeceased by son Kenneth McDAID and brothers Ken and Jack LANE. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 10th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-18 published
MITCHELL, Elsie Barbara (née ORMSBY)
Passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary on Friday March 10, 2006, six weeks short of her 94th birthday. Elsie will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Barbara McNEIL, son-in-law Grant McNEIL, grand_sons Scott and Evan McNEIL, and her husband of fifty-six years, Andrew MITCHELL, all of Calgary. All of Elsie's eleven siblings predeceased her: brothers Earl, Elmer, Cecil, Clare, Otto, Jack, Russell and Stewart ORMSBY and William RATHWELL; and sisters Mary (Mrs. Frank KERR) and Lillian (Mrs. Robert BURNS.) She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Della ORMSBY of Owen Sound, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their extended families. Elsie was born April 21st, 1912 on the 11th Line, St. Vincent Township, the ninth of twelve children in the blended family of Daniel ORMSBY and Matilda Kinch Rathwell ORMSBY. At the age of eighteeen she left her country home for the big city lights of Toronto, where she resided for the next sixty years. In 1990 she moved to Calgary to be near Barbara and her family, where she treasured the years she had watching her adored grand_sons grow. No matter where life took her, however, Elsie always maintained a strong attachment to and affection for her Grey County roots. In keeping with Elsie's wishes, cremation has taken place and no service was held. Interment to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Calgary. If family and Friends so desire, a memorial tribute in Elsie's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6, or any other charity of the donor's choice, would be appreciated.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-15 published
STEAD, Wilbert C.
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday evening May 12, 2006. In his 75th year, Wilbert C. STEAD, the loving husband of Helen STEAD (née MITCHELL.) Loving father of Pauline and her husband Norman SUNDBORG, Paulette and her husband Bernie PAPINEAU- COUTURE, Headley METHEREL, John METHERL and his wife Donna, Douglas METHEREL and his wife Laurna, and Mitchell METHEREL. Lovingly remembered by his twelve grandchildren. Dear brother of Arthur STEAD, Rosemary GRAFF and Joyce and her husband Jim VOGEL. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Kimberly METHEREL, his sister Grace NUHN and three brothers Robert, Nelson and Lorne. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. David STEAD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-08 published
SMITH, Edward " Ted" William " Smitty"
(World War 2 Veteran)
Peacefully with his family at his side at his Oliphant residence on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006. Edward Ted William SMITH in his 85th year. Devoted husband of the late former Betty Jean ROBBINS. Cherished father of Tedye-Lee OAKES and her husband Roger, of Mount Hope; Robin and his wife Angie, of New Market; and Sherry MITCHELL and her husband Gary, of Hamilton. Beloved grandfather of eight; and great-grandfather of six. Caring brother of Dorothy MILLS, of Stoney Creek, Irene GAVIN and her husband Charlie, of Burlington, Roy and his wife Jerry, of Ancaster, and Ron and his wife Mary, of Vancouver. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews and many Friends. Ted is predeceased by a son, Terry his parents, William and Violet; and sisters Ivy SMITH, and Daisy HOUSE. Ted served his country with the Royal Canadian Artillery - 1st Medium Regiment, stationed in Italy and N.W. Europe. He has been a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Br 208 Wiarton since 1970. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive Friends at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Saturday, June 10, 2006 from 12 noon until 2 o'clock where a Celebration of Ted's Life will be held in the chapel. Members of Royal Canadian Legion Br 208 Wiarton will hold a memorial service at 1: 45 p.m. A Sugar Maple tree will be planted and dedicated at the funeral home following the service. Thence to Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, where the family will receive Friends on Saturday, June 17, 2006 from 12 noon until the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to War Amps, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-08 published
NEILLY, Helen Madaleen (née WHITE/WHYTE)
At Guelph General Hospital on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 at the age of 81 years, the former Helen WHITE/WHYTE of Paisley. Loving wife of the late Gordon NEILLY. She will be dearly missed by her chosen daughter Bea and her husband Ramon MITCHELL of Paisley, Gramma of Helen and her husband Patrick LEMAY of Cargill. Great-gramma of Jazmine. She is also survived by her nieces Sharon and her husband Jr. GRASS, Norma Lynn and her husband Ron SMITH, and Darlene and her husband Jim O'HANLON and by her neighbours. She is predeceased by her twin sister Evaleen in infancy. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen Street, S., Paisley from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday at 11.00 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Community Health Services - Canadian Red Cross or the Grey Bruce Humane Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-15 published
MITCHELL, Leonard Allan
Of Lions head and formerly of Kincardine, at Kingston General Hospital, on Monday, September 11, 2006, in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Grace (BROWN.) Dear father of Raymond (Christy DANN) of Kincardine, Nancy MITCHELL of Stokes Bay and Amanda MITCHELL of Lions Head. Sadly missed by his grand-daughters, Tiffany and Jasmine. Loved brother of Gary of Cargill. Predeceased by his brother Harvey. Visitation at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701, on Sunday, from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, at 1: 00 p.m., with Rev. Don HARRY officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-16 published
DEVEAU, Louis Philip
At home in Southampton, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday September 14, 2006. Lou DEVEAU of Southampton and formerly of Hamilton in his 85th year. Lou was a proud member of Port Elgin Legion Branch #340, having served in World War 2 under the 14th Field Regiment R.C.A.. Beloved husband of Judy DEVEAU (née FORDHAM) of Southampton. Dear father of Don of Hamilton, Phil and his wife Karen of Hamilton, Dennis and his wife Theresa of Stoney Creek, Barbara and her husband, Scott MITCHELL of Welland, Paul and his wife Cindy of Freelton and father to Aretta and her husband Marty SCHLEMMER of London. Loving grandfather of Joey (Miranda,) Danielle (Freddy), Andrea, Shannon, Scott, Katelyn, Sarah, Brittany, James, Janine, Jeff and great grandfather of Devon, Samantha, Adam, Gaaniko and Janessa. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Zella DEVEAU, by his first wife, Ann Lucy CONCORDIA, by his brother, Albert and by his grand_son Adam. At Lou's request there will be no Visitation. Cremation, Woodlawn Crematorium, Guelph. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Lou DEVEAU will be conducted in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Wednesday September 20, 2006 at 2 p.m. Reverend Keith REYNOLDS will officiate. A Time of Fellowship and Sharing will follow in the Family Centre of the Funeral Home. Expressions of Remembrance to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-04 published
Local man killed in Afghanistan
Parents fly to Petawawa to be with son's widow, three children
By Bill WALKER, Sun Times staff and The Canadian Press, Page A1
An Owen Sound man was one of two Canadian soldiers who were killed by insurgents in a ground attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Corporal. Robert Thomas James MITCHELL, 30, who went by the name of Jimmy, died when the small group of soldiers he was with came under attack at 4: 50 p.m. from a handful of insurgents armed with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles.
Canadian military officials identified the other dead soldier as Sgt. Craig Paul GILLAM. Both were members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ontario
MITCHELL, a West Hill grad, is the son of Carol and Bob MITCHELL of Owen Sound.
Their 30-year-old son is survived by his wife Leanne and three small children ages five, three and one.
"They said it was their worst nightmare," said a family friend who did not wish to be identified.
The MITCHELLs were told of their son's death by their daughter-in-law.
Leanne MITCHELL learned of her husband's death when she saw a military car pull up in front of her Petawawa home and two senior officers come to her door.
Carol and Bob MITCHELL chartered a private plane and flew to Petawawa from Wiarton Tuesday night.
MITCHELL was among a group of soldiers providing security for road construction. when they were attacked. The group was holding an observation post in the former Taliban heartland about 20 kilometres west of Kandahar city.
Five other soldiers were wounded.
"They were members of the surveillance troop… a reconnaissance squadron," Col. Fred Lewis, deputy commander of the Canadian contingent, said in Kandahar.
"They were conducting vehicle checkpoints and observation posts at the time."
With the latest toll, 39 Canadian soldiers and a diplomat have now been killed in Afghanistan since 2002.
Two of the wounded soldiers were reported in serious but stable condition. All the wounded were evacuated to Kandahar Airfield, the main coalition base and described as having "non-life-threatening injuries."
Lewis indicated the scale of the attack was small, involving between two and five well-armed insurgents.
The casualties were probably caused by mortars or rocket-propelled grenades, he said.
"The injuries right now: there don't seem to be any sort of bullets involved."
Because the attack happened shortly before dark, further investigation into the attack will have to wait until today, he said.
"In this particular case, we were clearing an area to put in a road that would have allowed the economy to flow north and south through the Panjwaii area," Lewis said. "We've got to remain vigilant to the Taliban reinfiltrating into the area."
The attack prompted a quick response.
"Almost immediately other forces responded to it, treated and medevaced the casualties, and carried on with the operation," said Lt.-Col. Omer Lavoie, the ground-level commander of Canada's fighting force.
Two U.S. soldiers were also wounded nearby. It was not clear whether they were hit by the same group of insurgents or a separate ambush. The fighting comes exactly one month after the launch of Operation Medusa, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization operation led by Canadian troops that officials boasted killed hundreds of Taliban. North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Canadian officials said they had driven insurgents out of the area west of Kandahar city and had done serious damage to the ability of the insurgents to mount attacks.
Lavoie said the latest attacks are a shift back to familiar insurgent tactics after the Taliban were devastated in a more conventional fight.
"They've learned they can't take us on head-to-head in a conventional battle, so they're going back to typical insurgent tactics, (roadside bombs) and hit-and-run tactics," Lavoie said.
The fatal attack was the last in a series aimed at Canadians on Tuesday. The earlier attacks caused no Canadian casualties.
Soldiers of Charles Company were the first to come under fire in the morning as they pushed along the Arghandab River, a few kilometres west of the deadly attack that would come hours later.
Insurgents fired mortars, rockets and automatic weapons at Seven Platoon of Charles Company, the unit that was hit with a deadly ambush September 3.
The soldiers and their Afghan army counterparts returned fire and emerged unscathed.
"Luckily, they're not very good aim," said Warrant Officer Ray Macfarlane, a senior platoon leader.
Closer to Kandahar city and a few hours later, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a Canadian convoy, setting a G-wagon jeep aflame. The suicide bomber died; no one else was injured.
Local civilians and soldiers have said Taliban have quietly seeped back into the area.
"The Taliban has threatened (civilians) with their lives from any kind of association with the coalition," said Maj. Steve Brown, commander of Charles Company.
"They've gone back to the tactic that has consistently worked for them, that is to infiltrate and conduct guerrilla-type operations. Now they're back at it threatening people and their property. That's consistent with this enemy."
The insurgents have learned how to exploit the Canadians' rules of engagement to escape attack, Macfarlane said. Those rules cannot be disclosed under the embedding agreement that allows The Canadian Press to travel with Canadian soldiers on their missions.
"They're smart. I wouldn't say I respect them, but they've learned to play to our weaknesses," Macfarlane said.
Two suspected Taliban members were detained in the morning clash.
A Canadian soldier died last week in a mine explosion on a road that the Canadians have cut through fields to avoid such attacks.
The soldiers killed Tuesday were protecting a similar road-building project aimed at avoiding improvised explosive devices - roadside bombs.
The spate of violence came on October 3, a day of the month that has proved deadly for Canadians recently.
On September 3, the Taliban ambushed Macfarlane's Seven Platoon, killing four soldiers and wounding several more. The next day, the company was accidentally strafed by a U.S. warplane, killing another soldier and wounding more than 30.
On August 3, four soldiers of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry died nearby in a roadside bomb and firefight.
The foiled rebel ambush Tuesday in the rocky, dry river bed of the Arghandab River was a test of resolve for soldiers of Seven Platoon, still recovering from the September 3 attack.
"Honestly, the troops performed extremely well in combat, better than I expected," said Macfarlane.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-05 published
'Destined for the military'
Fallen soldier remembered as someone who loved army life
By Scott DUNN with files from The Canadian Press, Thursday, October 05, Cpl. Jimmy MITCHELL always wanted to be the protector. The 32-year-old Owen Sound-born soldier died as one Tuesday in Afghanistan, during an insurgent attack with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles. Fellow Royal Canadian Dragoon, Sgt. Craig Paul GILLAM, of South Branch, Newfoundland, died with him while protecting a road construction crew.
Robert Thomas James MITCHELL grew up in Owen Sound, attended West Hill Secondary School to the end of Grade 10, then switched to Saint Mary's High School in 1992.
Retired West Hill special education teacher Jim McGREGOR recalled the gangly young man with red hair as a gentle, happy loner.
MITCHELL got into scrapes at the school and was very protective of his younger brother. MITCHELL also struggled to fit in and many at the school didn't expect him to graduate. But McGREGOR knew differently "and he certainly did mature."
It was McGREGOR who recommended MITCHELL switch high schools to get a fresh start and MITCHELL did improve there. He enlisted in the Forces straight out of high school.
"He ended up being in the Armed Forces, which is what he always wanted to do," McGREGOR said.
"He'd put on a fairly tough exterior but inside he was a caring kid. I sometimes think we stereotype a lot of these guys, you know, the big Rambo types, but Jim wasn't one of those."
Everyone who knew MITCHELL said he was destined for the military.
Family friend Norm BIGGAR said MITCHELL was always interested in "enforcement," noting he joined Owen Sound police auxiliary for a while.
"He seemed to want to do that kind of thing. He wanted to be out and helping people," said BIGGAR, who works at Rogers Cable with MITCHELL's father, Bob MITCHELL.
Peter SCOTT is Bob MITCHELL's nephew. He watched Jimmy MITCHELL grow up, went to his minor hockey games and later his wedding at Saint Mary's Church in Owen Sound in 2000.
MITCHELL enlisted in the regular Forces straight out of high school but was injured during basic training and had to drop out. He re-enlisted more than six years ago.
"That says a lot for him too," SCOTT said. "I believe that was his purpose and destiny to be in the military. I don't believe it was his purpose and destiny to get killed."
He cared for his fellow soldiers and loved the adventure of army life and "he put his country ahead of his family," SCOTT said.
MITCHELL's father-in-law, Gary HASS, told the St. Catharines Standard that MITCHELL was proud of the work he was doing and felt strongly he was working toward the greater good.
"He was dedicated to his family and dedicated to his military career," said HASS, of Fort Erie.
MITCHELL graduated from Niagara College and his first military posting was with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment and, most recently, with the Royal Canadian Dragoons as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
MITCHELL had moved into a new home near Canadian Forces Base Petawawa just days before he was sent overseas.
Maj. James Follwell of the Dragoons said MITCHELL was an avid runner who competed in iron man races and had applied for JTF2, the country's elite commandos.
Parents Bob, Carol, and their son Mark MITCHELL took a chartered flight to Petawawa on Tuesday.
SCOTT said MITCHELL's body will be returned to Canada Friday. Funeral arrangements include a service in Petawawa, he believed, but details were not known.
MITCHELL, who was scheduled to return home next month, leaves his wife, Leanne, and three children, ages five, three and two.
Owen Sound Legion president Bob GRIFFITH is a good friend of Bob MITCHELL. When his friend said Jimmy wanted a career in the military, GRIFFITH advised him how to go about it.
After he was discharged for medical reasons, GRIFFITH had several talks in his home with Bob MITCHELL about whether his son should return to the military.
GRIFFITH feels for Bob and Carol MITCHELL for all they're going through "But then you've got to look at it (as) this young lad really wanted to go into the military, so he was doing what he wanted to do. There's nothing else in life he wanted to do but be in the military," said GRIFFITH, who spent 45 years in the armed forces.
"We all go in knowing this is a possibility. It's just that I was really fortunate in that I never had something like this happen in my tour."

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-10 published
MITCHELL, Cpl. Robert, R.C.D.
While serving his country in Afghanistan, on Tuesday October 3rd, 2006 at the age of 32 years. Cpl. Rob MITCHELL of Petawawa, beloved husband of Leanne MITCHELL (née HASS.) Much loved father of Cameron, Ryan and Jaelyn. Dearest son of Bob and Carol MITCHELL of Owen Sound, loving son-in-law of Gary and Angela HASS. Proud brother of Mark MITCHELL at home. Relatives and Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service with Military Honours will be conducted in the National Military Cemetery, Ottawa on Friday afternoon October 13 at 2 o'clock followed by the Interment. In memory of Rob, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, Hamilton, or the Guild of the Royal Canadian Dragoons would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, tributes, donations www.murphyfuneralhome.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-12 published
MITCHELL, Cpl. Robert " Jim," R.C.D.
While serving his country in Afghanistan, on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006. Robert Thomas James (Jim) MITCHELL, of Petawawa, at the age of 32 years. Dearly beloved husband of Leanne MITCHELL (nee HASS.) Much loved father of Cameron, Ryan and Jaelyn. Dearest son of Bob and Carol MITCHELL, of Owen Sound. Proud brother of Mark MITCHELL. Loving son-in-law of Gary and Angela HASS. A Funeral Service and Committal has been held. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Cpl. Rob MITCHELL at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1450 - 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, on Monday, October 16th, 2006 at 7: 00 p.m. with Rev. David STEAD and Rev. Mark LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY officiating. A trust fund for Jim's children has been set up at the Bank of Montreal and donations to this or the Canadian Cancer Society (Ronald McDonald House, Hamilton) would be greatly appreciated by the family and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-08 published
BENEDICT, Eleanor Jane (MITCHELL)
At the South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Chesley on Wednesday, December 06, 2006. The former Eleanor Jane MITCHELL, resident of Elgin Abbey in Chesley and formerly of R.R.#4 Tara, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of 56 years to Robert (Bob). Dear mother of Don and his spouse Joan EDWORTHY of Arkwright, Doris and her husband Ted HACK of Guelph and Jeff of Owen Sound. Dear sister of Shirley and her husband Arnold DRAVES of Innisfil. Eleanor will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Lisa and her husband Jay EIDT, Keri BENEDICT, Angela HACK and her friend Chris, Kyle HACK and by great-grand_son Harrison EIDT. Also survived by sisters-in-law Eleanor SPENCE, June (Jack) PORTER and Lois (George) MAHON and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Bill (1984). Friends may call at Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Sunday, December 10 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Celebration of Eleanor's life will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-29 published
MITCHELL, Mark Gregory
Peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family, on Thursday, December 28th, 2006. Mark Gregory MITCHELL, of Owen Sound, in his 31st year. Dearly beloved son of Bob and Carol MITCHELL. Loving brother of the late Cpl. Robert Thomas James MITCHELL (October 2006.) Mark will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law, Leanne MITCHELL; his nephews, Cameron and Ryan and his niece, Jaelyn. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Mark MITCHELL will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 30th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David STEAD officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto or the Grey Bruce Health Services Oncology Department as your expression of sympathy.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
SILLERS, Donna Irene (FREEL)
Suddenly and Peacefully at her residence on Sunday, January 1, 2006. Donna Irene (FREEL) SILLERS of Thamesford and formerly of London, age 58 years. Beloved mother of Cheryl and Ed KEPINSKI of Thamesford and Lorie ROLLINS and Brian MITCHELL of London and Murray ROLLINS Sr. of London. Also loved by 3 grandchildren Tiffany, Murray and Victoria. Dear sister of Larry and Merle FREEL, and Bob and Shirley FREEL all of London. No visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Chapel, 303 Riverside Drive, London on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Herb SUMMERS officiating. Interment of Cremated Remains to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Regional Cancer Program) 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 and may be arranged through the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, Thamesford (519-285-2427).

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
MITCHELL, Janice Caroline
Of Saint Thomas on Thursday, January 5, 2005, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 64th year. Beloved wife of William "Bill" CORNFOOT and dear mother of Doug and his wife Joanne PINNER, Cathy KEACH, Rick PINNER and Steve and his wife Marg PINNER. Sister of Jim of Sudbury. Also survived by 9 grandchildren. Janice was born in Chatham on January 27, 1942. She worked at Hayes Dana and then for the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Auxillary. A public memorial service to celebrate Janice's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation from 10-11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
SMITH, Marjory H.
Passed away peacefully at the Clinton Public Hospital on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, Mrs. Marjory H. SMITH of Clinton in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Goldwin SMITH (1983.) Loving mother of Beverlie and Bill CHOWEN of R.R.#3 Clinton, and Janet and Terry FISHER of Goderich. Cherished grandmother of Beth and Lalit JAIN of Georgetown, Carol and Larry MITCHELL of Clinton, Darlene PROUSE of Clinton, Loni and Val FISHER of London, Terrlyn and Kenneth MUTZELL of Sweden and Marsha and Paul DRANE of London. Dear great grandmother of 10 great grandchildren. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Emily LOCKS and brother Ernest HUNTER. At Marjory's request, there will be no funeral home visitation. A funeral service will be held at St Paul's Anglican Church, 49 Ontario Street, Clinton today, Friday January 6, 2006, at 3 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. Clinton (519-482-9521)

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
MOUNTFORD, Kathleen "Kae" (formerly QUENNEVILLE, née SNIVELY)
At Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke on Friday January 6, 2006, Kathleen (Kae) MOUNTFORD (née SNIVELY) of Petawawa born 1920. Beloved wife for 40 years of the late Desmond, MOUNTFORD, and the late Albert QUENNEVILLE. Loving mother of Roger MOUNTFORD (Margaret) of Adelaide, Australia, Joyce MOHNS (Dick) of Ottawa, Janet MOUNTFORD of Ottawa, Jane MOUNTFORD (Mike BREND) of Ottawa, Peter MOUNTFORD of Petawawa, and nephew Jon McCUTCHEON of London. Dear sister of Jack SNIVELY (Blanche), Marjorie MITCHELL, Marie EASTON, all of London, Ontario, and Beverly RITCEY (Ted) of Toronto. Predeceased by daughter Judith and grand_son Desmond, brother Don SNIVELY (Mary,) sister Doris EDWARDS (Walt.) Survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear daughter of the late Joseph and Olive SNIVELY. The family wishes to thank the Staff at Miramichi Lodge for the excellent care and compassion our mother received during her years as a resident, and a very special thanks to Bernice of the Red Cross for her years of devotion to Mom. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to the Alzeimers Society would be appreciated. Memorial arrangements to be announced.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-16 published
MITCHELL, Peter " Pete"
At Saint Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Thursday, January 12, 2006, Peter "Pete" MITCHELL of Woodstock at the age of 44. Dear son of John MITCHELL (Jennie) of England and the late Nessie MITCHELL. Beloved husband of his grieving wife Michelle and loving father of Brady, Brieanna and Kiara. Dear brother of Linda RUSS (Kevin) of England and Chris TARLO (Nick) of Collingwood, and brother-in-law of Nick and Maxine HOLMES of Collingwood. Son-in-law of Pat and Terry HAMILTON- MILLS and John and Anne HOLMES, all of England. Favourite uncle to four nieces and four nephews. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 12: 00 noon. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, St. Mary's Hospital-Cardiac Care Unit or St. Peter and Andrew Retirement Home would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
ZIELBAUER, Bette
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of George ZIELBAUER for 43 years. Loving mother of Catherine (James) YOUNG, Karl ZIELBAUER and Krista (Alan) HUNT. Cherished grandmother of Andrew YOUNG, Kyla and Keana ZIELBAUER, Hayley and Carter HUNT. Loved former mother-in-law of Karen ZIELBAUER. Dear sister of Anne MITCHELL of England. Bette will also be missed by her life long friend Edith WALTER and very close Friends Lauren and Nardo LAXAMANA. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully appreciated. The family would like to thank the Dr's and nurses of the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital, Critical Care Trauma Centre department, especially Krista, Karen and Lisa for their care and kindness. We will always be grateful to Debbie SHARP, R.P.N., who provided amazing care to Bette in recent years. A special thank you to a very caring young woman who remains unknown to our family, who drove George to the hospital at a trying time. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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

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

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
KIRBY, Helen Fay (formerly BATTEN, née LAVELLE)
Of Sarnia, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Saturday February 4, 2006 in the Cape Coral, Florida hospital. Faye, as she wished to be called, sustained a heart attack at home on January 31, 2006 and never regained consciousness. Born in Saint Marys, resident of Sarnia, and Florida "snowbird", she touched the hearts of many. Faye greatly enjoyed her work in the travel industry. Survivors include her parents, Leonard LAVELLE of Saint Marys, Helen Kurtz MITCHELL of London, sister Elizabeth "Betty" (Mrs. Fred DUBRICK) of Sebringville and two brothers, James and wife Jeanne of St. Clair, Michigan and William and wife Jill of Edmonton, son Ritchard BATTEN of Calgary, daughter Lisa BATTEN of Sebringville, granddaughter Kayleigh of Victoria, British Columbia, and step-children Scott KIRBY of Clovis, California, Reed KIRBY of San Diego, California, Allison PRYHARSKI of Culver City, California, and her husband, Major H. KIRBY, Jr. (Hank) of Cape Coral, Florida. Faye who derived great pleasure planning and participating in cruises most recently participated in a three week venture over Christmas and New Years from Ft. Lauderdale to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with stops at four Caribbean Islands, Devi's Island and five Brazilian ports. Albums of treasured photographs including Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf remain partly assembled. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 3: 15 p.m. at St. Peters Cathedral, London, by Father Jim MOCKLER. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of your choice.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-12 published
CORAY, Beatrice Lorene
On Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital. Beatrice Lorene CORAY of London in her 86th year. Cherished wife of Lewis M. CORAY. Loving mom of Pamela CORAY, Stacey CORAY, and; daughter-in-law Karen HOWES. Dear second" mom" of Reid and Parker Coray MITCHELL. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lorene are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
MORSE, Marion Ruth
Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 16, 2006, Marion Ruth MORSE of Tillsonburg in her 81st year. Beloved wife and best friend of 58 years to Max MORSE. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Barbara MITCHELL, R.R.#1, Straffordville and Bob and Alison MORSE, Tillsonburg. Much loved "Gram" of Jen MORSE and Kristen MORSE of Tillsonburg. Sister to Glen HERMAN of Trenton. Predeceased by her mother Vera HERMAN of Aylmer and a sister-in-law Donna HERMAN of Trenton. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg where service will be held in the chapel on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. by Lynne ALLIN of St. Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg. Interment later in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) to Community Living, Tillsonburg; T.D.M.H. Dialysis Unit or St. Paul's United Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation on Sunday 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Monday 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-28 published
MacFADDEN, Eric Sonior
Suddenly at Bancroft on Friday, February 24, 2006, Eric MacFADDEN Senior of Glencoe in his 60th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Sue MacFADDEN (née DUFFY.) Loving and devoted father of Heather HARRIS her husband Darryl of Saint Thomas, Jamie MITCHELL and his wife Bonnie of Strathroy, Eric MacFADDEN Jr. and his wife Melissa of Barrie. Proud grandpa of Eric and Carson HARRIS, Andrew and Brooke MITCHELL, Evan and Jordyn MacFADDEN. Beloved brother of Gerry and Beth MacFADDEN of London, John and Lise MacFADDEN of Arkona, David and Nancy MacFADDEN of Mississauga, Wendy SLOBODNIK and Blair BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Waterdown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Fondly remembered by the Duffy family. Predeceased by his sister Kathy MacFADDEN and his parents, Elsie MacFADDEN and Murray MacFADDEN. Eric was a Retired Detective Constable with the Ontario Provincial Police and a long standing active member of the Glencoe District Lions Club. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Glencoe District Lions Club Service at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6: 30 p.m. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Eric's life will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 1: 00 p.m. at St. Charles Church, 244 Stella Street, Glencoe, Reverend Trisha ELLIOT/ELLIOTT officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-28 published
MITCHELL, Christina (DEWAN)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Extendicare London, on Sunday, February 26, 2006, Christina MITCHELL (DEWAN) in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Ambrose P. MITCHELL (1992.) Dear mother of Alice LAMERS of Tillsonburg, Gertrude MITCHELL of London, Ann WAYMOUTH, Ed MITCHELL of Ingersoll, Angela MITCHELL and Mary DÉNOMMÉ (Wayne) of London. Sister of Leo DEWAN (Rita) and Mary LEWIS (Norbert) of London. Loving grandmother of Trish, Jim, Joe, Teresa, Lori, Jennifer, Ashleigh, Sara and Karen. Great grandmother of Mackenzie, Michael, Matthew, Zachary, Jamie, Emily, Andrea and Mitchel. Predeceased by her sister Anna DEVEREUX, her brothers Alphonsus, Joseph and John DEWAN, sons-in-law Don WAYMOUTH (1999) and Pete LAMERS (2003) and special angel great-grand_son Joshuah ARSENAULT (2004.) Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. Family and Friends will gather at St. Michael's Church, (Cheapside and Maitland Sts.) on Friday, March 3, 2006, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Wednesday at 2: 30 p.m.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
MITCHELL, B. Mary (GARDINER)
(R.N., Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Class of '52)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Care Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday, March 1st, 2006. Mary GARDINER, in her 75th year, of Beeton, beloved wife for 52 years of Charles (Scotty) MITCHELL. Loving mother of Chuck and his wife Teresa of Unionville. Pre-deceased by her brother Robert (Bob) GARDINER. Dear sister-in-law of Kathy. Sadly missed by her nephew Glen. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 from 1: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service, in the chapel, at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Beeton Library or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
KOPER, Dan
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 Mr. Dan KOPER of London in his 53rd year. Beloved husband of Gladys Berwick KOPER. Loving father of Daniel and Katie. Dear son of Mike and Mary KOPER and brother of John KOPER and Barb (Ron) TEDFORD. Brother-in-law of Robert (Diane) BERWICK, Jean (the late Jim) MITCHELL, Butch (Diana) BERWICK, Rick (Jean) BERWICK, Bettey (Allan) WILLIAMS and Gloria (Bernie) BOWLEN. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Sunday, March 5th from 2-4 p.m. Service from the chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-06 published
MITCHELL, Myrtle Cecilia
In loving memory of Myrtle Cecilia MITCHELL, wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who passed away one year ago today.
Remembering you is easy,
We do it everyday,
To us your were so special,
Your love, your smile, your way.
Deeply missed by all your family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-13 published
SAINT_JOHN, Lloyd
Peacefully, at Bluewater Health C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Saturday, March 11, 2006. Lloyd SAINT_JOHN, 77 years, of Petrolia. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, John and Viola SAINT_JOHN (nee WHITE/WHYTE) and two wives, Lorraine and Audrey SAINT_JOHN. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Joy, his children, Jim SAINT_JOHN (Sherry) of Florida and his children, Michael and Paul (Trisha), Debi SAINT_JOHN of Illinois and her children, Jim (Yvonne,) John and Lorraine, Sandra SAINT_JOHN (Mark) of Michigan, Ed SAUNDERS of Wyoming and Joanne HOEKSTRA (Pete) of Sarnia and her children, Russ, Candace and Mitchell a step-daughter, Jane BRISSON, two great-granddaughters, SkyAnne and Summer and sisters, Betty MITCHELL (Wilfred) of Brigden and Joyce SAINT_JOHN of Florida. Visitors will be received on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. the funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church, Petrolia on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, Sarnia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
DREYER, H. Eugene
At Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on March 12, 2006, H. Eugene DREYER of Aylmer in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late Mariel Mae (HUSSER) DREYER (2004.) Loving father of Rob DREYER and wife Anne of Kitchener, Steve DREYER and wife Rosanne of Kitchener, Karen SUMMERS and husband Rob of R.R.#6, Aylmer and grandfather of Nicki, Rebecca, Melanie, Brianne, Brittany, Kelly, Robert and Katherine. Born in Aylmer, Ontario on September 21, 1936 son of the late Bruce and Jessie (MITCHELL) DREYER. Eugene lived in the Aylmer area all his life and retired from Imperial Tobacco in 1995. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the The A.L.S. Society of Canada would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-15 published
MITCHELL, Peter Wm.
It is with profound sadness the family of Peter Wm. MITCHELL (Mitch) wish to announce his passing at Brantford General Hospital, March 13, 2006 in his 66th year. Left to mourn their greatest loss is his wife of 43 years Anne (GEORGE) to whom he committed his life: the three joys of his life, his children: Kim and Tim JACQUES, Shayne and Connie and Jamie and Pat. Precious grandchildren Terri, Tyler, Brady, Patrick, Ryan and Julia. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Grace MITCHELL and 3 brothers. Left to deal with their own grief are 10 surviving siblings and their families. Also thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the nurses and doctors on 7B and 7C. Your kindness will always be remembered. Cremation has taken place as this was Mitch's wish. In lieu of flowers and funeral it is our wish that every day just tell your spouse and children you love them - you never know when it is the last time.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
MITCHELL, Christina (DEWAN)
"Mom, the tears we cried fell to rest on your Angel's wings and our joy for Heaven's gain".
The family of the late Christina MITCHELL would like to extend our sincere gratitude to family, Friends and neighbours for their love and support. A special thanks to 3rd floor Extendicare London for the love and care Mom received these last five years as part of their family. Thank you for the floral tributes, memorial donations and sympathy cards. Thank you to O'Neil Funeral Home for their support and guidance. Also, thank you to Father Matthew BEDARD of Saint Michael's Church for his kind prayers and support, also to the Catholic Women's League for their Honour Guard and lovely luncheon during our time of sharing and remembrance after the Mass. Mom's life has touched the lives of many people. Sincerely, the Mitchell Family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
MITCHELL, Mary E.
Who passed away April 9, 2005
Only the memory's left, dear wife,
Of the happiness we knew,
But the love that kindled memory's torch,
Will feed it my whole life through.
Lovingly remembered by husband George, son Allan and wife Diane, and grandchildren Amy and Kim.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-13 published
BRADSHAW, Shirley " June"
Of Saint Thomas, on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late James Field BRADSHAW and loved mother of Richard and his wife Jean BRADSHAW of Bracebridge, Wendy and her husband Chris VANELSHYK of Temagami, Janis BRADSHAW of Waterloo and Kevin and his wife Marnie BRADSHAW of Yellowknife. Dear sister of Helen LEHIGH of Burlington. Predeceased by a sister Isabel MITCHELL and a brother Albert BELL. Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. June was born in Schumacher, Ontario on June 15, 1924, the daughter of the late Cynthia Ellen (JONES) and S. Tomkinson. She has resided in Saint Thomas the past 8 years and formerly of Temagami and Millgrove. A Public Memorial service will be held at Valleyview Home, 29 Elysian Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday, April 13th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place with burial of ashes in Waterdown Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Valleyview Nursing Home or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-19 published
MITCHELL, Dorothy Jean (née LASHMORE)
Age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17th, 2006 at the C.K.H.A. -- Chatham Campus. Dorothy was a teacher at W.D.S.S. and John McGregor High Schools. She was also the founder of the Stroke Recovery Association. Dorothy loved to sing, and in the late 1940's she and her sister Margaret were the featured singers with the renowned Bob Jacks Orchestra. The Lashmore Sisters were graceful beauties well known through southern Ontario for their distinctive harmony. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Frederick and Louisa (TURNER) LASHMORE. Loving mother of Leslie and Rick BOULTON, Jocelyn and Bill DENNIS and mother-in-law of Lisa MITCHELL. Dorothy was predeceased by her son Peter (1997). Special gramma of Jeffrey, Bryan, Jenna, Lindsay, Matthew, Melissa, Miranda and Morgan. Great-grandmother of William, Ashton and Austin. Special sister of Shirley and Wayne McPHAIL and the late Hazel BECHARD, George LASHMORE, Joe LASHMORE and Margaret JOHNS. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street, in Wallaceburg from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday evening and 1-2 p.m. on Friday. Rev. Reginald BABBEY will conduct the funeral service on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2 o'clock in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment at Riverview Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home. 519-627-3231. "Do not mourn for me, for I have not left you. Look in the eyes of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and you will find me there".

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-19 published
WILSON, A. Jean (MITCHELL)
Peacefully at her residence N.L.R.H. (Forest) Lambton Shores on Tuesday April 18, 2006 A. Jean (MITCHELL) WILSON. Beloved wife of the late Edward McNabb (Mac) WILSON (1959.) Loving mother of Lana REEDER, Forest; Larry (Barrie Anne) WILSON, R.R.#5, Forest, David (Patricia) WILSON, London and James WILSON, Forest. Caring grandmother of Brendan REEDER, Nicole (Jeremy) ROBICHAUD, Dayna, Jack, Jeffery, Josee and Jennie WILSON. Predeceased by Sarah. Great-grandmother of Toryn, Aleea and Sam. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. Aged 88 years. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James St. S. at Watt (Forest) Lambton Shores for visitation Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. Public Memorial Funeral Service at Saint_James Presbyterian Church, Main St. N. Forest on Friday April 21, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment Forest Lawn, London. Donations to N.L.R.H. Auxiliary or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated by the family. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home). A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Jean" by the Dodge Family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
KINLIN, Irmgard " Irmie" Sophie (née LANGENHORST)
Died peacefully in her 61st year at London Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, May 20th, 2006, with family at her bedside. Cherished and beloved wife of Lawrence (Larry) KINLIN. Step-mother of Deborah KINLIN- HYNES, Michelle OWEN, William (Bill) KINLIN and Nerina HOFFMAN, Tracey and Robert (Bob) MITCHELL, Carrie KINLIN and Ryan PAYNE and Daryl KINLIN. Dear daughter of Mina (Mini) LANGENHORST. Dear sister of Alfred LANGENHORST. Loving Oma of Kierstin, Victoria, Colin, Shelby, Shayna, Hannah, Danielle, Owen, Carson and Kamden. Dear sister-in-law of Mary ESTELLE and Gary HARE and nephews Geoffrey and Ryan. A very special thank you to Asmeret WOLDEGIORGIS for her exceptional care of Irmie. Irmie was recognized in 1984 and 1986 for her financial accomplishments in Who's Who of Canadian Women. Irmie had an extensive financial career with Continental Bank in Montreal and Toronto. As a volunteer, Irmie gave generously of her time as a Board Member of Sarnia Lambton Centre for Children and Youth, a founding Board Member of Weldon Park Academy London, a volunteer at C.P.R.I. London, and as a vice-president of Big Brothers and Sisters of Montreal. She had a deep love for animals, especially horses. Visitation will be held a the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, May 23rd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be said on Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Piux X Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Irmie are asked to consider London Health Sciences Foundation or C.P.R.I. Email condolences can also be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-29 published
CUTHILL, Kathleen (née STOREY)
On Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Huronlea, Brussels, Kathleen (STOREY) CUTHILL of Brussels and formerly of Seaforth, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilmer CUTHILL (1983.) Dear mother of Phyllis and Emerson MITCHELL of Brussels. Loving grandmother of four grand_sons, Gordon (Julie) and Ross, Grey Township, and Doug (Janet) and Neil (Marie), Morris Township; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand_son. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Edmond (Bertha) STOREY, London, Orville (Lila) STOREY, R.R.#1 Seaforth, Charlie STOREY, Saint Marys, Arnold STOREY, Milverton, Clara DALE, Clinton, Margaret WASSON, Brussels, Mavis GUEST, Kitchener, Jean STOREY, Stratford, and Helen STOREY, McKillop Township, Margaret CUTHILL, of Huronview, Clinton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John H. and Lizzie (McLEOD) STOREY, brothers Ellwood (Dorothy) STOREY, Lloyd (Merle) STOREY and Harold STOREY, half brothers William John (Beryl) STOREY, Frank (Verna) STOREY and Joseph (Sarah) STOREY, and one half sister Tillie (Jock) EARL. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. John GOULD will officiate. Interment Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-29 published
MITCHELL, Dorothy Sarah Margaret (née CASLER)
Suddenly at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday May 26, 2006, Dorothy Sarah Margaret MITCHELL of Norwich in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon MITCHELL (1960.) Dear mother of Diane and husband Paul MacLEOD of Mississauga, Cathy and husband Ron MILLER of Tillsonburg, Joanne and husband Al SMITH of Saint Thomas, Susan and husband Wayne WAVELL of Tillsonburg, Carolyn McMASTER of Woodstock, Brenda and husband Gus KAMPICS of Dundas. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren, Gordon, Janet, Lindsay Sarah, Jeremy, Erin, Karen, Andrew, Megan and 3 great-granddaughters, Halle, Alexis and Lydia. Sister of Marjorie GIRARD of Montreal, Muriel GERVAIS of Saint Thomas, Quebec, Evelyn FISHER of Woodstock, Don CASLER and wife Denise of Langton. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Florence CASLER. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday May 30th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. John CASWELL officiating. Interment Otterville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Tillsonburg Hospital Foundation or Diabetes Association. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-01 published
COULTER, Carol Ann (née MITCHELL)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, Carol Ann COULTER (née MITCHELL) of Mount Brydges, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 after a very short battle with cancer. Loving wife of Gary. Dear mother of Gail, and her husband Fred CAHILL, Pam, and Heather and her husband Dan JACKSON. A wonderful grandmother to Stewart and wife Sheri, Greg and Coulter CAHILL, and Carter and Griffin JACKSON. Dear sister of Peggy ARKINSON and her husband Archie (Montreal,) Ted MITCHELL and his wife Jone (Halifax.) Sister-in-law of Carol E. COULTER (Pugwash, Nova Scotia). Aunt to Lisa and Jeffrey. Best friend of Ann GOULD and dear friend to many others. She will be missed for her compassion and care for others. She was a member of the May Court of London Marionettes and the Canadian Celiac Association -- London Chapter. And she truly enjoyed her summers in Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been made at Denning Brothers Funeral Home, Strathroy, Ontario. Visitation on Friday, June 2, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the Funeral Home. Cremation with interment in Nova Scotia to follow. Donations to the Lung Association and the Canadian Celiac Association would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Carol.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
WILSON, Ila Marie
Peacefully, at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday June 1, 2006 Ila Marie WILSON of Tillsonburg in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late William Edward WILSON (1976.) Dear mother of Doug (Agnes) WILSON; Bill (Margaret) WILSON all of Tillsonburg. Cherished and much loved grandmother to Annette (Keith) MILLS Steve (Leslie) WILSON; Joanne (Mike) MITCHELL; Tim (Missy) WILSON Linda BOWEN; Terry (Marianne) WILSON; Dianne (Pete) BARBARA. Ila is also survived by her 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her 6 sisters, and 1 brother. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Sunday June 4, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Ila will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday June 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. Rev. Margaret MURRAY of Avondale Zion United Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Avondale Zion United Church, or to Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-04 published
BENSON, Logan West
Peacefully at his residence on Friday, June 2, 2006 Logan West BENSON, age 17 of Sarnia went home to be with his father after his long journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Beloved son of Lorna K. and the late Gerald M. BENSON (2001.) Loved brother of Sheldon E. BENSON and his wife Lucy of Strathroy, Loren R. DOAN and his wife Shanna, Lacey S. BENSON and Billy M. BENSON, all of Sarnia. Dear uncle to Emma and Luke DOAN of Sarnia, Blake, Jerry and Jacob BENSON of Strathroy. Loved grand_son of Gladys BENSON of Sault Ste. Marie. Dearest nephew of Diana S. and Thomas GILLETTE of Port Huron, Kenneth E. and Penny BLUSKA of Port Huron, Robert and Carol BENSON of Barrie, John and Ruth BENSON of Sault Ste. Marie, Joan and Roger MITCHELL of Sault Ste. Marie, Elizabeth and Lorenzo BONGOLAN of Tampa, Florida, Carol and Steve LORENZO of Sault Ste. Marie, Janet and Ken HAGERMAN of Sault Ste. Marie. Special friend to Jessica Pede, Darcie King, John Dam, Josh Gagne and Rebecca St. Pierre. Predeceased by his grandparents Harry BENSON, Loren K. and India A. BLUSKA. Logan had many Friends and was loved by many. He lived to play his favourite video games and his dream was to attend Lambton College in the fall where he was accepted to the Internet Design Program. He loved to be with his family and adored his loving pets Josie and Gibson. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to Game Station would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-12 published
MITCHELL, Dorothy and Mitch
In loving memory of our parents, Mitch (October 14, 1999) Dorothy (July 25, 2004)
Dearly missed by your children.
Till we meet again.
Love always- Patricia, Lynne, Stewart, Catharine, Sean and their families.
P.S. Happy "84th" Birthday Dorothy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-17 published
CHAMBERS, Rollin Henry
At the London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Campus on Saturday, July 15, 2006. Rollin Henry CHAMBERS of Woodstock in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Anna Amelia (née FRIZELLE) CHAMBERS (2005.) Dear father of Gerald CHAMBERS and his wife Evelyn, Brian CHAMBERS, Stephen CHAMBERS and his wife Sherry all of London and father-in-law of Jackie CHAMBERS of Sweaburg. Loved grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Earl and his wife Edith of Woodstock and Frank and his wife Fern of Norwich. Predeceased by his son Michael CHAMBERS and by his sister Olive MITCHELL. Rolly was a veteran of World War 2, a longtime member of All Saints Anglican Church, Woodstock where he was a past member of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen. He was also a former President of the Woodstock Horticultural Society and Past President of the Woodstock Square Dancing Club. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 519-539-0004 on Tuesday July 18, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Old Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Woodstock on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Bruce GENGE officiating. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com. The family wish to thank the dedicated staff at Trafalgar Terrace, London and the caring doctors and nurses of the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-19 published
MITCHELL, George
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 of George MITCHELL, surrounded by his family in his new home, Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock. George, who is in his 92nd year was predeceased by his loving wife Veda of 57 years, is survived by a son Brian at home and a daughter Mary BRADY and her husband Sam next door, grandchildren Tim BRADY, Tammy and Kevin SMITH and great-grandchildren Mike and Clarissa SMITH, all of Thamesford. Also survived by 1 sister-in-law Marjorie HARKNESS of London and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Fred and Thursa (FINK) MITCHELL, brothers and sisters Dick and May MITCHELL, Alice TAILOR/TAYLOR, Tom (Ollie) MITCHELL and Muriel (Likens) CAMPBELL. Mr. MITCHELL was a lifelong farmer at R.R.#2 Thamesford "Silver Cedar Ayrshires", a lifelong member of the Ayrshire Club of South Western Ontario, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Thamesford and a member of Westminster United Church. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Zion Seventh Line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to Westminster United Church or the charity of ones choice.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
MALOVIC, Rita Catherine (formerly AGAR, née McCANN)
Age 82, formerly of Stratford, and Grand Bend passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, R.R.#5, Stratford on Wednesday July 19, 2006 Born in Ellice Township, daughter of the late George McCANN and the former Laura McDONNELL. Predeceased by her first husband Harold V. AGAR (1968) and second husband Ivan MALOVIC (2001.) Cherished mother of Harold (Bud) AGAR (Marion,) Stratford, Janice GRAVELLE (Mike), Stratford, and Larry AGAR (Helene) Sarnia. Predeceased by a son, Robert (Verne), also brothers Fergus, Stanley, Leo, Frank, Gerald, Basil, and sister Irene. Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Cecil AGAR, Andy CAMPBELL, Walter CORNISH, Joseph DUNSMORE and sisters-in-law Olive McCANN, Eileen McCANN, Verla CORNISH and Lois CAMPBELL. Survived by sister, Helen DUNSMORE, Stratford. Grandchildren Julie BOEMER (Joe), Jodie AGAR (Robert MITCHELL), Jessica DEWYS (Steve) and Michael AGAR, Kathleen AGAR, Jonathon AGAR. Brad GRAVELLE (Vicki FOSTER), and Carrie GRAVELLE (Mike SEBBEN), Stratford. Lisa AGAR (Wayne CAUDLE), Christine AGAR and Danielle AGAR, Sarnia. Sisters-in-law Lillian SPENDIFF, Lucille McCANN, Doris AGAR, Stratford. Ruby McCANN, Donna McCANN, Sarnia, Brother and sister-in-law Les and Arley LEE, London. She was a special G.G. to several Great-Grandchildren and survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 5T7 on Friday July 21st from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. Rev. Fr. Peter KELLER will officiate. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis or Hillside Manor Auxiliary through the funeral home (519) 271-7411.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-29 published
KERR, David Mitchell
Peacefully in his 64th year. son of T. Archer KERR and Ella Kathleen KERR (MITCHELL.) Dear brother of Bruce Archer KERR and his wife Jody of Union, Ontario. David enjoyed his years at the Corbrook Workshop, where he met his fine Friends Eleanor and Shirley. Thank you so much to the staff of the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Centre for their compassionate support of David. He loved sitting in the lobby and saying "Hi" to staff members walking by. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence, (416) 488-1101) on Friday, September 29 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A chapel service to celebrate David's life will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment will take place in Dunsford Cemetery, near Lindsay, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society of Ontario, (416) 246-9592, would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-30 published
FAST, Victor Harlad (December 22, 1929 to September 29, 2006)
Passed away at the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 76 years. Beloved father of Debbie LONG and her three children Jennifer LEGER (Gilles,) Heather FINDLAY (Robb) and Daryl LONG all of Vancouver, British Columbia; Rhonda (Mike) and her two children Dennis KJELDSEN (Michelle) and Mandy KJELDSEN (Jonathan;) Linda MacGREGOR (George) and their two children Ian and Colin MacGREGOR; Doctor Kevin FAST (Deanna BELL- FAST) and their three sons Keenan, Dane and Bennett FAST. Also survived by G.G. children Alexcia, Ryan, Sarah and Onnika. He leaves behind one sister and three brothers Verna FARNAM (Bill) of Scquim, Washington, Alvin FAST (Nellie), Rev. John FAST (Kay), and Robert FAST (Lola) all of British Columbia. Victor was the youngest son of fourteen children and was predeceased by his parents Frank and Helena FAST, three sisters, Elizabeth, Helen and Mata, and six brothers Frank, Henry, Oscar, Dietrich, Arnold and Alfred all of western Canada. Victor was a retired officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, a member of St. Andrew's Church choir, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 and he had a great passion for golf, music and sailing, but his Grand Passion was for Betty Dee BLACK as he offered safety and love while on her walking expeditions over North America for the past twelve years. He is fondly remembered by her children Carl and Susan MITCHELL and Doctor Janet SEAL and their four sons Byron, Simon, Travis and Kurtis; Lori MITCHELL- McNALLY and her children Adam and Amber; Shari MITCHELL; Susan and Dan CORE and their children Ashley and Nicholas; Verba and Jerry BLACK and their daughter Breanne; and not to forget his good friend Sam McGee (Macaw Parrot). He will be sadly missed by all of us for he was a gentleman of the highest ilk. His life was an inspiration to all of us and his memory will be a benediction. A Memorial Visitation will take place at the Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George Street, Sarnia, Ontario (519-383-7121) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday October 3, 2006. A Celebration of Life will be at St. Andrew's Church (261 Christina St. N., Sarnia) on Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Messages of condolence may be expressed to the family at condolences@stewartfuneralhome.ca In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Organ Restoration Fund at St. Andrew's Church.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
Two Canadians killed
The attack marks a return to typical insurgent tactics by the Taliban.
By Les PERREAUX, Associated Press, Wed., October 4, 2006
Sperwan, Afghanistan -- Emboldened insurgents killed two Canadian soldiers and wounded five others yesterday in an attack on ground the Canadians took from the Taliban weeks ago.
A small group of soldiers was providing security for road construction, holding an observation post in the former Taliban heartland about 20 kilometres west of Kandahar, when they came under attack about 4: 50 p.m. from a handful of insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.
"They were members of the surveillance troop… a reconnaissance squadron," Col. Fred Lewis, deputy commander of the Canadian contingent, said in Kandahar. "They were conducting vehicle checkpoints and observation posts at the time."
Canadian military officials identified the dead as Sgt. Craig Paul GILLAM and Cpl. Robert Thomas James MITCHELL, both members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa. MITCHELL was from Fort Erie. GILLAM's hometown was not immediately available.
MITCHELL was raised in Niagara Falls and married Leanne HASS, of nearby Fort Erie. They have three children.
Leanne was recently accepted into the Ontario Provincial Police.
MITCHELL spent part of his youth in Owen Sound, where he attended high school and his parents still live.
A graduate of Niagara College, his first military posting was with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton.
He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment and, most recently, with the Royal Canadian Dragoons as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization's International Security Assistance Force.
MITCHELL and his family had moved into a new home not far from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa days before he was sent overseas.
GILLAM's family refused comment at their Petawawa home last night.
With the latest toll, 39 Canadian soldiers and a diplomat have been killed in Afghanistan since 2002.
Two of the wounded soldiers were reported in serious but stable condition. All the wounded were evacuated to Kandahar Airfield, the main coalition base, and described as having "non-life-threatening injuries."
Lewis indicated the scale of the attack was small, involving between two and five well-armed insurgents.
The casualties were probably caused by mortars or rocket-propelled grenades, he said. "The injuries right now, there don't seem to be any sort of bullets involved."
As the attack happened shortly before dark, further investigation into the attack will have to wait until today, he said.
"In this particular case, we were clearing an area to put in a road that would have allowed the economy to flow north and south through the Panjwaii area," Lewis said. "We've got to remain vigilant to the Taliban re-infiltrating into the area."
The attack prompted a quick response.
"Almost immediately other forces responded to it, treated and medevaced the casualties, and carried on with the operation," said Lt.-Col. Omer Lavoie, the ground-level commander of Canada's fighting force.
Two U.S. soldiers also were wounded nearby. It was not clear whether they were hit by the same group of insurgents or in a separate ambush.
The fighting comes a month after the launch of Operation Medusa, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization operation led by Canadian troops that officials boasted killed hundreds of Taliban. North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Canadian officials said they had driven insurgents out of the area west of Kandahar city and had done serious damage to the ability of the insurgents to mount attacks.
Lavoie said the latest attacks are a shift back to familiar insurgent tactics after the Taliban were devastated in a more conventional fight.
"They've learned they can't take us on head-to-head in a conventional battle, so they're going back to typical insurgent tactics, (roadside bombs) and hit-and-run tactics," Lavoie said.
The fatal attack was the last in a series aimed at Canadians yesterday. The earlier attacks injured no Canadians.
Charles Company soldiers were first to come under fire in the morning as they pushed along the Arghandab River, a few kilometres west of where the deadly attack came hours later.
Insurgents fired mortars, rockets and automatic weapons at Seven Platoon of Charles Company, the unit hit by a deadly ambush September 3.
The soldiers and their Afghan army counterparts returned fire and emerged unscathed.
Closer to Kandahar and a few hours later, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a Canadian convoy, setting a G-wagon jeep aflame.
The suicide bomber died; no one else was injured.
Local civilians and soldiers have said the Taliban have slipped back into the area.
"The Taliban has threatened (civilians) with their lives from any kind of association with the coalition," said Maj. Steve Brown, commander of Charles Company.
"They've gone back to the tactic that has consistently worked for them, that is to infiltrate and conduct guerrilla-type operations. Now they're back at it, threatening people and their property."
The insurgents have learned to exploit Canadian rules of engagement to escape attack, Macfarlane said.
Those rules can't be disclosed under the embedding agreement that lets journalists travel with Canadian soldiers.
"They're smart. I wouldn't say I respect them, but they've learned to play to our weaknesses," Macfarlane said.
Canadian soldier Pte. Josh KLUKIE died last week in a mine explosion on a road the Canadians have cut through fields to avoid such attacks.
KLUKIE's remains arrived home in Canada aboard a military jet last night.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
Loss hits home
Mark Andrew WILSON is the first Londoner killed in action in Canada's mission in Afghanistan.
By Jennifer O'BRIEN, Free Press Reporter, Mon., October 9, 2006
London native Mark Andrew WILSON of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, was the 40th Canadian to die in Afghanistan since 2002, matching the number of British soldiers killed in the country since the Taliban were overthrown. The vaunted Nyala RG-31 armoured vehicle WILSON was travelling in was hit while on a pre-dawn run to pick up other troops in the Panjwaii district of southern Afghanistan, military officials said. (Canadian Press)
As Canadian families joined to count their blessings this Thanksgiving, one London family gathered in grief.
Relatives and Friends poured yesterday into a home still marked by yellow ribbons awaiting the return of London native Mark Andrew WILSON.
WILSON, 39, a father of two boys who live in Sudbury with his wife, became the 40th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan since 2002 when his armoured vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb Saturday.
The first Londoner killed in action, he was also Southwestern Ontario's third fatality in Afghanistan.
"We put the ribbons up when he left for Afghanistan in August. We weren't going to take them down until he returned," his mother, Carolyn WILSON -- visibly shaken, but trying to be strong -- said last night at the family's home.
Similar ribbons decorate trees and lamp posts throughout WILSON's boyhood home on Toulon Crescent.
WILSON, a soldier with the Petawawa-based Royal Canadian Dragoons, died Saturday when a roadside bomb exploded as he rode inside a Nyala armoured truck in the Panjwaii district of southern Afghanistan.
He leaves behind wife Dawn and sons Josh, 17, and Ben, 11, along with a tight-knit family based in London: his parents, 35-year old twin brothers and a 28-year-old sister, all devastated by his death.
Between anguished breakdowns and tearful hugs, family members hailed the eldest son as their "rock," the "caretaker," "the one who was always smiling."
"He was my caretaker, my biggest big brother," said Andrea, 28, who was with her parents at a Peterborough-area cottage for Thanksgiving when they received the news they had feared most.
"He was the kind of guy everybody loved," said Sean, 35. "He was the one who was always smiling," he added, overcome by emotion.
"I'm sorry, I'm so mad."
Sean's twin Scott was rushing home from Sudbury to be with the family last night.
WILSON joined the army at 35, far later than most troops.
An outdoor enthusiast who loved camping, kayaking and hiking, he had already tried his hand at many things, including a bed and breakfast with his wife in Killarney and several jobs in London, when he "woke up one day and decided to join the military," his younger brother said.
"Then he told us he wished he had done so straight out of high school. He just loved it," added his mom.
"I wasn't real comfy with it, but I would support my son in any decision he made."
And it would have been hard not to, once the family saw how happy WILSON was being a soldier.
"He said, 'I can't believe they would pay me to do this,' " said Sean. "He absolutely loved it. He said he would have volunteered to do it."
In an online entry posted late in August, WILSON seemed optimistic about Canada's mission to Afghanistan.
"We can definitely make a difference in the lives of many, many people who are in such need of the assistance," he wrote.
At the beginning, he was upbeat, his mom said, but last week things changed after Cpl. Robert MITCHELL, another Canadian soldier, was killed.
"He sounded really upset because his friend had been killed," she recalled of her last phone conversation with her son, last Wednesday.
"I think he sounded really, really frightened," she said.
"He said, 'I know we're doing a good job, but it's so horrible, we don't know who our enemy is.'
"He said nothing could have prepared them (the military) for what they were facing," she said.
But even as they mourn their loss, the family has nothing but support for the soldiers in that mission, said WILSON's father, Carl, who spent years as a principal in the local Catholic school board before retiring eight years ago.
"We support the military and I am so proud of (Mark)," he said.
"He loved what he was doing, he knew it was dangerous, but he was proud. And I am proud because he was."
The phone at the family home was ringing off the hook last night as members of the military and relatives from around the world called in.
WILSON's wife and sons plan to meet WILSON's parents in Toronto on Wednesday and travel together to Canadian Forces Base Trenton when his body arrives home.
A military funeral in London is scheduled next Monday in London.
WILSON was the third soldier from Southwestern Ontario to be killed in Afghanistan.
Pte. William CUSHLEY of Port Lambton, near Sarnia, died last month and Cpl. Matthew DINNING of Wingham, in Huron County, in April.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-11 published
MITCHELL, Eric Samuel
Peacefully at Sprucedale Care Centre on Monday, October 9, 2006, Eric Samuel MITCHELL of Strathroy, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Violet (HYMERS) MITCHELL (1976.) Dear father of Dianne MOORE (Harold) of Tillsonburg, Beverly HATT (Carl) of Cambridge and Barry MITCHELL (Dorothy) of Strathroy. son of the late Smith and Agnes MITCHELL. Survived by sister Isabelle WOODS of London. Predeceased by brothers Robert and Stewart. Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Thursday, October 12th, with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Eric.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
TOWLE, Freda E. (PEARSON)
Peacefully at Hillside Manor, R.R.# 5, Stratford on Saturday, October 14, 2006 Freda E. (PEARSON) TOWLE age 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Everett TOWLE in 1971. Dear mother of Diane TOWLE of Zorra Twp., Carol TOWLE of Woodstock, James TOWLE (Deceased August 6, 2005) and Doug TOWLE of Zorra Twp. Dear sister of Hazel ELGIE and husband Percy of Saint Marys. Dear sister-in-law of Susan TOWLE of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews., brothers Stanley PEARSON and wife Merle, Fred (Kelly) PEARSON and wives Margaret and Mary and a brother-in-law George TOWLE. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery, Lakeside. In her memory donations to the Parkinson's Society, Browns United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
MITCHELL, Glen Arthur Murray
Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia on Monday, October 16, 2006 Glen Arthur Murray MITCHELL, age 91 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Flo MITCHELL (2004.) Loving uncle of Penny MURRAY and her husband Cliff and children Heather (Steven) and Siobhan Pam BELAN and her husband Mike and children Michael (Leah,) Nikki-Lynn (Derek), Breyden and Kristafer and several other nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon from 1: 00 p.m. until service time at 2: 00 p.m. Sympathy through donations to Parker Street United Church. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-18 published
MARTIN, George E.
He has "slipped the surly bonds of earth…" A resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, George E. MARTIN died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Sue (MAYBEE) MARTIN for 39 years. Loving father of Tim and Christine MARTIN of Oakville and Dan and Carolyn MARTIN of Chatham. Much loved grandpa of Thomas George MARTIN of Chatham. Born in Strathroy, son of the late Kenneth and Vivian (MITCHELL) MARTIN. Brother of Ray and Margaret MARTIN of Ottawa, Ernie MARTIN of Strathroy, Jeanne and John VAN ROSSUM of London and the late Ken MARTIN. Brother-in-law of Loretta MARTIN of LaSallette, Sandi and Duane HOWES and Ted and Betty MAYBEE, all of Thunder Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. After his retirement from Bell Canada in 1999, George immersed himself in his true passions-woodworking and cooking. The fruits of his labours will be missed by many while his workshop creations continue to bring joy and comfort. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006 from Holy Trinity Church, Chatham with Rev. John HODGINS officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations, made by cheque, to the London Regional Cancer Centre or Holy Trinity Church Building Fund appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-18 published
MITCHELL, Arline I.
As the years pass, one notices they are passing more quickly than you can imagine. This year will be number 4 since Arline I. MITCHELL passed on from my loving embrace. I miss and will remember always her compassion, humour and smile which she shared with others. Life to her were the "Rainbows" she created and experienced with everyone who touched her through memories of the past and current time. Her experiences will remain with us forever and make us better persons of the future. We miss you Arline and always will. Your loving husband S.W.A.K. Jim

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-19 published
HOWARD, William H. " Bill"
After a short illness passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Myrna (DICKSON/DIXON) HOWARD for 52 years. Loving father of Daniel (Angela), Pamela (Derek MITCHELL) KENNEDY and the late David HOWARD (2001.) Cherished and proud grandfather of Julia HOWARD. Dear brother of Roy, John, Bob, Beatrice, Pearl, Joan, Muriel and predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Loved brother-in-law of Adrienne, Carolyn, Linda (Bill), Heather (Bill), Yvonne and the late Bob DICKSON/DIXON. Bill will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Best pal to Mandy and Jackie. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to Trinity United Church or London Health Sciences Centre c/o Oncology Department would be gratefully appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
MITCHELL, Jessie Elizabeth
In memory of our loving Mom and Nanny, Jessie Elizabeth, who passed away 23 years ago November 1, 1983
Loving memories never die,
As years roll on and days pass by,
In our hearts a memory is kept,
Of the one we love and will never forget.
Always loved and remembered by her daughters, Betty, Verl, Jean and their families.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
MURRAY, Edna (KEMP)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 Edna (KEMP) MURRAY age 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Gladstone MURRAY. Loving mother of Christine McDONALD and Bob of Saint Marys. Dear mother-in-law of Sheila MURRAY of Stratford, Wilma MURRAY of Saint Marys, Carol MURRAY of Stratford and a special niece Evy Lou BELL of Burlington. Sadly missed by many grandchildren and their families and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons Jack, Dave, Jim, Bob and Ted, a brother Ross KEMP and a sister Doris O'HARA. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
BAKER, Nelson David
Age 96, passed away peacefully at his residence in Saint Marys, on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Born in Lion's Head, he was the son of the late William and Almeda (GUNNING) BAKER. He farmed on concession 6 of Blanshard Twp., until retiring in Saint Marys in 1977. He was a member of Saint Marys United Church. Beloved husband of Marion (FULCHER) BAKER of the Wildwood Care Centre. Loving father of Vivian BAKER of Saint Marys, Donna TURNPENNY of Toronto, Elizabeth and Elton BAKER of Sebringville, Brenda and Rob BELL of Saint Marys, Barbara and Murray MEADOWS of St. Pauls. Dear grandfather of Ryan TURNPENNY, Jason TURNPENNY and wife Christine, Conrad NOWAK, Laurie ROSS and husband Gerry, Nancy BAKER, Brent BAKER and wife Nancy, Adam BELL, Caitlin BELL and Melissa MEADOWS. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters Vernon BAKER, Vernetta BAKER and Freeda MILLS, sisters-in-law Margaret THACKER, Hazel BAKER, Ina PICKEL, Jean CARR, Marion SCRIVENS and husband Donald, Wilfred STONE and wife Lil. Predeceased by his first wife Mina CARR and his second wife Audrey (ESSON) JOHNSTON, a son William ESSON and wife Joyce, a granddaughter Tanya TINNING, sister Molesta KEW, brothers Oliver, Newman, Garnet and Alfred BAKER and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N, Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Parkinson's Society or to the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
MITCHELL, Brian
Retired after 35 years at Canada Post. Unexpectedly on November 10th, 2006, at University Hospital, Brian MITCHELL in his 62nd year. Dearly loved brother of Walter, David, Kathy and her husband Rick DRENNAN. Fondly remembered by Denise, Debbie and Mike. Uncle to his many nieces, step-nephews and their families. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Services - University Hospital.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
MacIVER, Anna (PERNOKIS)
At McGarrell Place, London on Sunday, November 12th, 2006, Anna (PERNOKIS) MacIVER of London in her 76th year. Wife of the late Douglas MacIVER. Dear mother of Brian MacIVER and his partner Marise MITCHELL of Toronto, Rory MacIVER of Nanaimo, British Columbia., Wayne MacIVER and his partner Sue STEFFLER, Roxanne MacIVER and Laura MacIVER all of London. Dear grandmother of Christopher MacIVER, John Able LAROUQUE, Kayla PAULO- MacIVER and Savannah MacIVER. Dear sister of Pana KILLAM, Millie PERNOKIS, Kathy INGLES and her husband Dick and George PERNOKIS and his wife Marie. Predeceased by her brother Gus PERNOKIS and her brother Louie PERNOKIS. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, November 17th, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Southwest Region, 207-533 Clarence Street, London, Ontario N6A 3N1 or to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road, East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
DEWAN, Leo Michael
At Victoria Hospital, on Friday, November 24, 2006, Leo Michael DEWAN in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Rita C. (PIDGEON) DEWAN for 64 years. Dear father of Michael DEWAN (Jackie) of Arva. Brother of Mary LEWIS (Norbert) of London. Brother-in-law of Mildred DEWAN of Ilderton. Loving grandfather of Kelly (Jeff,) Robert (Jennifer), Jeremy, James, Meagan and Hilary. Great-grandfather of Sean, Ben, Mara, Isabelle and Zoe. Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and other family members. Predeceased by his son Gerrard (1987,) his daughter Marion ZAVITZ (2000,) his son-in-law John ZAVITZ (2001,) his sisters Anna DEVEREUX and Christina MITCHELL, his brothers Alphonsus, Joseph and John, and his brother-in-law Gerald PIDGEON. Leo was a quiet, gentle man who will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street, The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Michael's Church (Maitland and Cheapside) on Tuesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday at 7: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society in support of Leo's wife Rita.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-01 published
GREENWELL, John " Jake"
Of Brockville, Ontario Sunrise June 1, 1956 Sunset November 21, 2006 Beloved husband of Deborah. Loving father of Beau, Victoria and Jesse. Grandfather of Jaidan. Cherished brother of Vera (John) CLOSE (Kintore), Carol (Bob) MITCHELL (Calgary), Catherine GREENWELL and Susan GREENWELL, both of London, Edward (Olga) GREENWELL (Calgary) Paul (Cathy) GREENWELL (Calgary) William (Billy) GREENWELL, (London). Uncle to many nieces and nephews. In memory of Jake please consider signing a donor card.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-01 published
MITCHELL, Ethel Maud (FOREMAN)
Surrounded by her grandchildren at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener after a long struggle with various illnesses, on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, Ethel Maud (FOREMAN) MITCHELL of Kitchener and formerly of London in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Les MITCHELL (1989.) Dear mother of Patricia MASSIER and her husband Brian of Kelowna, British Columbia and William MITCHELL and his wife Barbara of Toronto. Adored Granny to Todd KERRIGAN (Michelle,) Rob KERRIGAN (Chantal CROW,) Janna CHINDAMO (Jim) and Jason MITCHELL. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Ashley and Liam KERRIGAN, Nicholas and Laura CHINDAMO, Evan, Meghan and Liam SPICER. Predeceased by her sister Dora and her brothers Albert, Jesse and Alfred. Ethel was the original proprietor of Les' Variety in Wortley Village. She had a passion for 5 and 10 pin bowling right up until her 90th year. Ethel made an impact on people she met. She loved a party, having fun, and a good laugh. The family is grateful to Veronica Wolfe and the staff and residents of Trinity Village Care Centre for their continued support for the past four years. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 100-555 Southdale Road East, London, Ontario N6E 1A2. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-12 published
MITCHELL, George " Mitch"
In loving memory of George (Mitch) who passed away December 12th, Lovingly remembered and forever missed by Mary and children.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
PARKER, Clifford Glen
Peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. Clifford Glen PARKER of Aylmer in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marion (LIGHTFOOT) PARKER. Dear father of Allan PARKER and wife Glenda of R.R.#2, Aylmer, Larry PARKER and wife Betty Jean of Ingersoll, Mary COOPER of Nilestown, Jack PARKER and wife Wendy of Tillsonburg, Dianne and husband Don HUSE of Aylmer, and Carol and husband Laird PASSMORE of R.R.#1, Aylmer. Loved by 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Carl PARKER and wife Donna of Aylmer and Hazel and husband Russell MITCHELL of R.R.#1, Straffordville. Predeceased by an infant son. Born in Malahide Township on January 23, 1923 son of the late Glen and Lulu (SHACKELTON) PARKER. Clifford was a farmer and worked for Malahide Township for twenty-six years. He was a building inspector for a number of years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Richmond United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
BAXTER, Jeanne Florence (née SMITH)
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday, December 15th, 2006, Jeanne Florence BAXTER (née SMITH) of Strathroy. Best friend and loving wife of John (Jack) BAXTER. Loving and devoted mother to Mary-Ellen (Terry) BROWN of Strathroy and Rob BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Jeanne was a most loving and devoted, proud Grandma to J.J. BROWN (Laura) of Strathroy, Terry BROWN (Tess) of London, Angela BROWN of Strathroy, Stephanie BAXTER of Mississauga and Warren BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Great-grandmother to a very special little man, Quentin MITCHELL of Strathroy. Cherished sister of Fred (Ann) SMITH of Peterborough, Ethel (Doug) HOGG of London and Carole Ann (Frank) DICKER of London. Sister-in-law of Bert HAGGIS of London. Predeceased by parents Bill and Florence (née BILTON) SMITH, sisters Ellen McGIBBON (2005,) Phyllis HAGGIS (2000) and brothers-in-law Bill McGIBBON (1996) and Ray MAHOOD. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Sunday, December 17th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Monday from the Saint_John Anglican Church, 34 head Street North, Strathroy commencing at 11 a.m. Father Willi KAMMERER officiating. A private family interment to follow at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-20 published
BARCLAY, Robert William " Bob"
Formerly of R.R.#4 Thamesville, passed away peacefully at The Village Retirement Home, Ridgetown on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at the age of 92. Born in Windsor, son of the late Lawson and Theresa (FEATHERSTONE) BARCLAY. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (ZINK) BARCLAY (1978.) Loving father of Joanne and Roy JEWELL of Chatham, Rose Marie and Alfred "Tootsie" MITCHELL of Tilbury, George and Joanne "Jo" BARCLAY of Ridgetown, Mike and Gloria BARCLAY of Exeter. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Leonard CUDMORE, Mary and Stewart CUDMORE. The Barclay family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held celebrated at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Thamesville on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Fr. Andy DWYER as Celebrant. Interment Saint Paul's Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to M.S. Society, or the charity of ones choice. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in memory of Bob BARCLAY in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-24 published
DUNCAN, James " Arnold"
92, passed away at Victoria Hospital on December 23, 2006 after a short battle with leukemia. Born in Balmoral, New Brunswick on December 31, 1913, Arnold was a steam plant superintendent with Canadian International Paper in Dalhousie, New Brunswick and Temiscaming, Quebec, and with GSW here in London. He was a long term member of Empress United Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret, Arnold will be deeply missed by his children, Doctor Jeanne DUNCAN of Saint John, New Brunswick, Judy MITCHELL and her husband Paul of Sarasota, Florida, Jim of London, Brian of Whitby and Debbie MERRITT of Mississauga; his grandchildren, Bryan MITCHELL of Los Angeles, California and Tarah WEAVER and husband Russ of Vienna, Virginia; and two beautiful great-granddaughters, Greta and Riley WEAVER. Well known for his hard work and often unsolicited generosity, Arnold will be fondly remembered by his many Friends and neighbors. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North where the funeral and committal services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Lorenzo RAMIREZ officiating. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Arnold are asked to consider Empress United Church. Online condolences can be made to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-24 published
School official dies in crash
By Canadian Press, Sun., December 24, 2006
Waterloo -- Waterloo region educators are mourning the loss of the local district school board's education director, who died after his car struck a horse.
Bill GERTH, 51, died Friday in a Toronto hospital, hours after his car struck a Clydesdale that had escaped from a farm and was running loose on a road in Wellesley Township, northwest of Waterloo.
GERTH had been alone in the car at the time of the Thursday crash on a dark stretch of road.
The horse was killed.
Board chairperson Andrea MITCHELL says GERTH was a wonderful director who moved the board forward in many ways, and that he would be missed.
GERTH was a superintendent with the Avon Maitland District school board, north of London, before the took the Waterloo job.
He lived in Belgrave, about 10 kilometres southwest of Wingham, and leaves a wife, son and daughter.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
HEASLIP, Norma (née MITCHELL)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday, December 28, 2006, Norma HEASLIP (née MITCHELL) of R.R.#1, Woodstock in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Lorne for over 58 years. Dear mother of Larry HEASLIP (Linda) of Thamesford, Nancy GOOR (Al) of Ingersoll, and the late Chris HEASLIP (1983.) Loving grandmother of Michael and Kevin. Dear sister of Gordon MITCHELL (Pat) of Barrie, Lorene CHURCH (Philip) of Princeton, Della SHERRELL of Brantford (late George,) Howard MITCHELL (Addy) of Milverton, and the late Albert MITCHELL (Ruth of Brantford,) and sister-in-law of Marion PERRIE (Jim) of Kerwood and the late George HEASLIP (Ernaleen of Otterville.) Also lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Kent GARRETT officiating. Interment later at Hillview Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-17 published
MITCHELL, Lorne
In memory of Lorne MITCHELL, a husband, father, and a grandfather.
On January 9, 2002, the angels came to take you
We had no choice, we had to let you go
You have touched many hearts
You will always be in ours
We know you are looking over us
And we love you so.
Love, Ruth Ann, Lorne, Laurie, Gregory, Cara-lee, Dan, Robin, Brooke, and Payton

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-06-06 published
COULTER, Carol Ann (née MITCHELL)
Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, Carol Ann COULTER (née MITCHELL) of Mount Brydges, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, after a very short battle with cancer. Loving wife of Gary. Dear mother of Gail and her husband Fred CAHILL, Pam, and Heather and her husband Dan JACKSON. A wonderful grandmother to Stewart and wife Sheri, Greg and Coulter CAHILL, and Carter and Griffin JACKSON. Dear sister of Peggy ARKINSON and her husband Archie (Montreal,) Ted MITCHELL and his wife Jone (Halifax.) Sister-in-law of Carol E. COULTER (Pugwash, Nova Scotia). Aunt to Lisa and Jeffrey. Best friend of Ann GOULD and dear friend to many others. She will be missed for her compassion and care for others. She was a member of the May Court of London Marionettes and the Canadian Celiac Association London Chapter. And she truly enjoyed her summers in Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been made at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. Visitation on Friday, June 2, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the funeral home. Cremation with interment in Nova Scotia to follow. Donations to the Lung Association and the Canadian Celiac Association would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Carol.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-10 published
MITCHELL, Eric Samuel
Peacefully at Sprucedale Care Centre on Monday, October 9, 2006, Eric Samuel MITCHELL of Strathroy, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Sarah Violet (HYMERS) MITCHELL (1976.) Dear father of Dianne MOORE (Harold) of Tillsonburg, Beverly HATT (Carl) of Cambridge and Barry MITCHELL (Dorothy) of Strathroy. son of the late Smith and Agnes MITCHELL. Survived by sister Isabelle WOODS of London. Predeceased by brothers Robert and Stewart. Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Thursday, October 12 with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Eric.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-06 published
MITCHELL, Dorothy Ivy (née FOSTER)
At her home in Keene, Ontario on Friday, March 3, 2006 in her 79th year. Dorothy, beloved wife of the late John Milne MITCHELL. Dear sister of Kenneth FOSTER. Loving mother of John MITCHELL and Doug RAMSAY and Marilyn and Kevin TOFT. Much loved grandmother of Hailey and Jennifer TOFT. Sister of the late William FOSTER and his wife Emma and the late Frank FOSTER. Sister-in-law of Robert "Fred" MITCHELL and his late wife Lydia. Dorothy is fondly remembered by her family and Friends. Visitation will be held at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke on Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com "Mom, Sis and Grandma, we will carry you in our hearts always."

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-11 published
MITCHELL, Mary
Mary passed away on December 30, 2005 at the Nithsview Nursing Home in New Hamburg at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Survived by 3 sisters Betty, Lissy and Margaret and 1 brother Dan. Dear Aunt to Tom MITCHELL and Karen BIETH. Predeceased by 1 sister Christa. Mary was born in Fort Francis and moved to Wasaga Beach with her marriage to Bill were they enjoyed the different activities of a small resort town. A Memorial Service was held at the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Inurnment Wasaga Beach Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, The Reverend Dr. Clifford A.S. (1919-2006)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by love on February 27, 2006 in his 87th year after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary SANDERSON, his children: Cherry (Bill WEBSTER) of Newmarket; Kirk (Donna GRIFFITH) and Stuart (Monica HAMILTON), both of Toronto, his brother-in-law, Robert MITCHELL of White Rock, British Columbia and grandchildren: Daryll, Kimberley, Meredith, Gillian and Gwendolyn. Predeceased by his parents, Annie JENNINGS and George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, his first wife Patricia KIRKPATRICK (1977,) his daughter, Gracie (1981;) his sisters, Grace MITCHELL of Montreal and White Rock (2003) and Doris GROSE of Swift Current (1999) and his brothers, Walter of Langley, British Columbia (2005) and Lloyd of Montreal (1986). Cliff was born in Langham, Saskatchewan and was always fiercely proud of his Saskatchewan roots. He studied theology at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon and at Union Theological College, Columbia University in New York where he obtained his doctorate with great distinction. Ordained by The United Church of Canada in 1942 at the age of 23, he served pastorates in Dundurn, Sask (1942-44), Third Ave, North Battleford, Saskatchewan. (1947-52), St. Giles, Hamilton (1952-59), Robertson (now Robertson-Wesley), Edmonton (1959-66), Metropolitan, Toronto (1966-75 and Bloor Street, Toronto (1975-86). Cliff's great gift and passion was in conveying the message of the Gospel. This was manifested in radio programmes (Sunday School of the Air in North Battleford and The Good Ship Crusader in Hamilton) as well as two minute weekly spots on Station CFRB (1970-86) in Toronto; a festival of the arts, dayspring at Metropolitan United Church; a controversial sculpture of The Crucified Woman at Bloor Street Church (1979); articles in The United Church Observer (1960's 1990's) and monthly columns in The Toronto Star. Following his retirement in 1986, Cliff was a popular anniversary preacher and retreat leader across the country and a volunteer chaplain at Casey House Hospice for people with A.I.D.S. and Wellesley Hospital's H.I.V./A.I.D.S. wing. He taught at many of the United Church's theological colleges during his ministry and was the author of several books. Cliff travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; in China, East Germany and Russia and gained on-the-spot understanding of current social and political conditions which informed his preaching. Throughout Cliff's life, singing was an important expression of his faith and love of life and even in his last years when his memory failed him he continued to sing. For over forty years he cottaged on Little Boshkung Lake at Carnarvon in Haliburton, Ontario. For ten and a half years, following a stroke during surgery, Cliff was cared for in his own home. The family is grateful to the many, many Friends, Community Care East York, Bayview Community Hospice and Dr. Ian FERGUSON and Dr. Robert McKELLAR who supported them during this time and made it possible for Cliff to remain at home. A celebration of Cliff's life will be held at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. (corner of Bloor and Huron) on Saturday, March 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visiting will be on Friday, March 3 at Bloor Street United Church from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to The Clifford Elliott Spirit of Saskatchewan Ministry Trust Fund, c/o The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4. Go Forth Into The World With A Daring And A Tender Love, Go In Peace - The World Is Waiting. And Whatever You Do, Do It For Love, And In The Spirit Of Jesus - Who Is Your Christ!

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-17 published
MITCHELL, Charles B., M.A., LLB, C.A.
Suddenly at home on Monday, March 13, 2006. Charles will be sadly missed by his wife Margaret, his daughter Gail and son Gary (Collette). His memory will be cherished by his grandchildren Nichole and Russell. Charles will be fondly remembered by his many Friends and colleagues. A private family service will be held. If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, Toronto Ontario, M4S 3E2 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
LEARMENT, John Donald, D.S.O., C.D., Legion of Honour
Passed away at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph on Thursday, March 23, 2006. Don Learment at the age of 87 years, predeceased by his beloved wife, Babe (2003), was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, the only son of the late Jack and Frances LEARMENT. Don attended high school in Truro, and was a graduate of Acadia University where he was a member of the Varsity hockey team that won the Maritime Intercollegiate Championship. Don joined the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and served for five years, participating in the 1944 Normandie landings, the battle of the Scheldt and the Rhine crossing. In 1945, he married Lt. (N/S) Cecelia (Babe) McDONALD of Edmonton. Don is survived by his son, Jack (Beth) of London, and daughter, Frances (Tom) NIBLOCK of Acton. Loving Grandpa of Julia and Eric NIBLOCK. In business, Don worked for CIL in various locations, and on retirement in 1978, was Senior Company Representative for the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland. Don's passing leaves us with a proud legacy of loyal service to his country, dedication to his family and quiet integrity. Memorial service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Wednesday, March 29 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Rev. B. Jean MITCHELL officiating. Cremation with Inurnment in the LEARMENT family plot, Anglican Church Cemetery, Truro, Nova Scotia on June 6, 2006. Memorial contributions to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Mural Maintenance Fund would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
SINCLAIR, Barbara (née Irene Milicent YOUNG)
Of Halifax, Nova Scotia passed away on April 17, 2006. Barb was born May 10, 1920 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, the youngest child of Gordon YOUNG of Carrigaline, County Cork, Ireland and Sarah CHALLENOR, Pontesbury, Shropshire, England. She served in the British Army during the Second World War until her marriage in 1941 to Major John Mackay SINCLAIR of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a war bride in the winter of 1944, spending a few years in New Glasgow with her new family. She lived in several cities across Canada and England arriving in Ottawa in 1960. She was a long time volunteer at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, a devoted wife and mother, a wonderful and loyal friend to many with whom she maintained contact throughout her life. Barb and John enjoyed their retirement years together in Florida and Nova Scotia. She loved life, dogs, and her cottage at Melmerby Beach. We loved her for her fun, her glamour and her gracious charm. Barb is survived by her daughter Susan and husband David MITCHELL of Kelowna, British Columbia, and her son Michael and wife Joanne and son Donald and Lisa UNDERWOOD of Halifax, five grandchildren Carrie HARPER, Christine WELDER, Benjamin SINCLAIR, Jordan SINCLAIR, Lindsay SINCLAIR, five great grandchildren, her sister-in-law Janet and husband Ed HUNT, her several nieces and nephews. The last six years of her life were enriched by her Friendship with caregiver Lois PAGE. The family wishes to thank Doctor Ernest JOHNSON, the staff at The Halifax Berkley and Bayshore Health Care for their kind and compassionate care. Barb was a courageous participant in the study of Alzheimer Disease and memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia in lieu of flowers. Funeral Service will be held at Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow 11: 00 a.m. April 22, 2006.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
SLOAN, George - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of George SLOAN, late of the City of Toronto, Ontario, who died August 6, 2005 are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Trustee on or before the 10th day of May, 2006 after which date the estate's assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received.
Marilyn MITCHELL and Maureen TYLER, Estate Trustees,
by their solicitor, Kenneth WOLFSON, 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2E5
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
SLOAN, George - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of George SLOAN, late of the City of Toronto, Ontario, who died August 6, 2005 are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Trustee on or before the 10th day of May, 2006 after which date the estate's assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received.
Marilyn MITCHELL and Maureen TYLER, Estate Trustees,
by their solicitor, Kenneth WOLFSON, 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2E5
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-02 published
SLOAN, George - Estate of
Notice To Creditors
Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of George SLOAN, late of the City of Toronto, Ontario, who died August 6, 2005 are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Trustee on or before the 10th day of May, 2006 after which date the estate's assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received.
Marilyn MITCHELL and Maureen TYLER, Estate Trustees,
by their solicitor, Kenneth WOLFSON, 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2E5
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-03 published
AFFLECK, Peter Nelson
Peter AFFLECK passed away peacefully at Saint Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, on May 1, 2006 with Anne, his wife of 28 years, and the four sons who were the pride of his life, by his side. A true British Columbian, Peter was born in Kimberley on May 30, 1951, the son of the late Rev. Dr. George AFFLECK and Fronia AFFLECK, now of Parksville. Peter was educated at the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia (B.Sc. Forestry) and the University of Washington (Masters of Forest Resources); he became a Registered Professional Forester in 1977. A man who loved the woods, he spent his entire working life in some aspect of forestry. As a student he worked in the Port Alberni sawmill and in the woods as a young forester, he worked for MacMillan Bloedel, then as a consultant, and later as Vice-President of the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association. Most recently, Peter was Vice-President of Forestry with the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia. In this influential position, he was recognized as a strong spokesman for the forest industry. Peter achieved many significant accomplishments over the course of his career and is widely known across the country as a leader and a tireless advocate for forestry. In his community, Peter was an enthusiastic and active volunteer. He served two terms as President of the Winfield and District Minor Hockey Association, and was honoured by the Province of British Columbia for his work during the Victoria Commonwealth Games. Above all, Peter valued his family. He was the proud father of Matthew, Andrew, Patrick and Derrick, each of whom expresses in their own way the qualities of intelligence, integrity, athletic ability and love of family that were the defining marks of Peter's life. He will be remembered by his many Friends, colleagues and neighbours, all of whom were touched by his generosity of spirit and his strength of character. In addition to his wife Anne (née MacRAE) and his four sons, Peter is survived by his loving mother Fronia, his sister Margaret MITCHELL, her husband Jim and nephews Jack and David of Ottawa his mother-in- law Betty MacRAE of Kelowna, brother-in-law Ian MacRAE and nephew Alec of California. Anne and the boys deeply appreciate and sincerely thank the skilled and caring nurses, staff and doctors of the Critical Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit wards of Saint Paul's Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter's name to the Saint Paul's Hospital Foundation (for Critical Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit) (http:// www.helpstpauls.com) would be welcomed. A service to celebrate Peter's life will take place in the Winfield Arena, 9830 Bottom Wood Lake Rd., Winfield, British Columbia at 3: 00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2006.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
AFFLECK, Fronia Eva (née SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER) (1917-2006)
It is with sadness that we announce the death on May 31, 2006 of a remarkable woman, Fronia AFFLECK, in Parksville, British Columbia, in her 90th year. Fro was predeceased by her loving husband George in 2000 and by her much loved son Peter on May 1, 2006. Born on April 22, 1917 to Stanley and Eva SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, Fronia grew up in New Westminster, Winnipeg and Vancouver, where she helped her parents in their book store from an early age. She graduated from University of British Columbia with a B.A. and a B.Ed. and taught in Powell River and Kimberley before becoming British Columbia Girls' Work Secretary for the United Church of Canada. In 1945, she met and married George, a United Church minister, and they began a loving partnership and their ministry together in Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, and then at churches in Kimberley, Vernon, Crescent Beach, Powell River, Port Alberni and Parksville. Fronia also taught in Powell River, Port Alberni, Scotland (when George pursued graduate studies in theology at St. Andrews) and Japan (where she and George taught English at a United Church agricultural mission after their retirement). Fronia was an intelligent, creative, thoughtful and generous-hearted person with a twinkle in her eye and an indomitable spirit. Her lively views, her lifelong commitment to social justice, and her kind actions touched the lives of many thousands of people over many years. She was a woman of immense inner strength and was an inspiration to us all. Hers was a life well lived. Fro will be missed but she will live in the hearts of those who loved her and whom she loved: daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Jim MITCHELL of Ottawa; daughter-in-law Anne AFFLECK of Vernon, British Columbia; grand_sons (of whom she was very proud) Jack and David MITCHELL, and Matthew, Andrew, Patrick and Derrick AFFLECK; and her many, many Friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Trillium Lodge in Parksville, British Columbia for their kind and respectful care over the past two years and all of the Friends whose visits and letters meant so much to her. A memorial service to celebrate Fro's life will be held at on June 5, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Knox United Church in Parksville. Donations in Fro's memory may be made to the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund, Knox United Church, 345 Pym Street, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1C8 or to Trillium Lodge, Box 940, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G9.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
ADLEM, Major David, C.D., R.C.A.S.C.
Soldier, Husband, Companion, Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend. Born June 1, 1920 in Victoria, British Columbia. suddenly passed away at his home on July 2, 2006 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Predeceased by his loving wife Mabel and his brother Peter. Fondly remembered by his sister Joan TURNER, sister-in-law Doreen MITCHELL and his loving companion of many years Millie DUNK. His two sons David (Darlene) and Ted (Georgina), his nephews Michael and Douglas ADLEM and Hugh and Steven CAREY, his nieces Cathy GIBSON and Wendy LAUT of Perth, Ontario. Grandchildren Geordie, Kristie, Brooke and Sarah. Great grandchildren Kaeley, Aidan and Dallas and many Friends. During the Second World War David served his country with pride and distinction beginning with the 3 Div. Petrol Coy, R.C.A.S.C.. In 1943 he crossed the Atlantic back to Canada and trained as an officer with the Westminster Regiment. he received his commission on the 10th day of October 1943. Upon returning to Europe he took part in the liberation of Holland. Returning to Canada with the Westminster Regiment in 1945. Following the war he continued to serve his country in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp. including a one year peacekeeping deployment with the United Nations Emergency Force Gaza in 1957, until he retired in 1968. Following his military retirement he worked for the Hudson's Bay Company for 15 years. It is his wish that there be no service. Cremation with his ashes spread on the ocean near a cherished childhood retreat. At the going down of the sun and in the morning he will be remembered. Pro Rege Et Patrea Nil Sine Labore First Memorial - Aldergrove - 604-857-0111.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-22 published
WALKER, Doctor Thomas Lawrence " Larry"
At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday July 19th, 2006 Dr. (T.L.) Thomas Lawrence WALKER (Larry) of Chatham in his 84th year. Beloved son of the late Thomas and Emily (BOYD) WALKER. Beloved husband of Ruth (MITCHELL) WALKER for 56 years. Loving father of Rob and his wife Susanne of Stratford, Christine and her husband Graham ANDERSON of Wodonga, Australia, and Bill and his wife Kelly of Toronto. Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren. Dear brother of Bill WALKER of Toronto. Predeceased by his son Tom (1989) and his sister Jean GRIFFEN. Doctor Thomas L.B. WALKER was born May 3rd, 1923. He received his public schooling at Toronto and attended Malvern Collegiate there. From 1941 to 1945 he was on active service as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force He instructed in Dunnville for 2 years before joining the 418 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force overseas. He attended the University of Toronto and secured his medical degree in 1952, interning at Toronto General Hospital and the Sick Children's Hospital. He began practice at Smooth Rock Falls and in May 1956 moved to Chatham where he practiced until April 2006. He was Chief of Staff of Saint_Joseph's Hospital from 1965-1971 and a member of the Board of the Y.M.C.A. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Medical Society, and a member of St. Andrew's United Church of Chatham. At T.L.'s request there was no visitation, rather a private service with family was held Saturday in the chapel of St. Andrew's United Church with Rev. Michael BROOKS officiating. Cremation followed. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or The Garden at St. Andrew's United Church. Family and Friends may send on-line condolences at www.alexanderfuneralhome.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-16 published
FORBES, Lt. Col. Harold Kenneth, C.D. (30 Jun 31-14 Sep 06)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother, in-law, uncle and friend, Harold FORBES, age 75, on Thursday, September 14th, 2006. Harold will be profoundly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Florence whom after meeting as teenage sweethearts, shared 55 years of marriage. Dad will be equally missed and remembered by his children Brenda BUTCHER (Brad,) Leonard FORBES (Sanja,) Cindy FAVREAU (Len,) Janette MITCHELL (Greg,) grandchildren Shannon WALLACE (Will), Edward KULIK (Shelley), Nicole FORBES (Ash), Emily BUTCHER, Cara MITCHELL, Pauline FAVREAU, great-granddaughter Skylar KULIK and brothers Ronald (Mavis) and Bill (Maureen) FORBES. Uncle Harold will be deeply missed by his 15 brothers and sisters-in-law and 32 nieces and nephews, and the entire English clan including Marilyn, Tony, and Ed, who in addition to Mavis and Ron FORBES, came to help. Harold was born and raised in Toronto. He served for 33 years with the Canadian Armed Forces Militia Unit, the Governor General's Horse Guards retiring as Commanding Officer in 1973. He then went on to become a member of the Board of Trustees. Harold was also Past President of BCAA - University of Toronto, Past President of Securities Industry Association North America, Staff Commander of the Canadian Power Squadron, Past President of the Chandos Lake Property Owners Association, Past President of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps., and knighted by the 'Order of Saint_John's' and 'Order of St. Lazarus.' In addition, Harold worked with Canada Wire and Cable, Wire Rope Industries, Anthes Equipment, Umacs, and Aluma Systems. For the past 16 years, Harold taught boating safety to over 631 adults and children on his beloved Chandos Lake. We share so many happy memories of Dad, one of which includes our winter backyard skating rinks made with the help of his good friend Doug Young, during our early years spent in Richmond Hill and later at our family cottage on Chandos Lake. Dad has been a constant role model of fairness, integrity and optimism, and his sense of calm and humour will be extremely missed by all of us, but, will live on in those most privileged to have shared his life with him. Harold Kenneth FORBES - 'Nulli Secundus' Visitation on Sunday, September 17th, 7-9 p.m., and Monday, September 18th, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at The Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, (905) 844-3221, www.harold.forbes@wardfh.com. Funeral Service to be held Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Saint_Jude's Church, 160 William Street, Oakville, L6J 1C5 www.stjudeschurch.net. Reception to follow. Military uniforms optional, if desired. If desired, donations may be made in Harold's honour to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children www.sickkids.on.ca, the Ian Anderson House hospice of Oakville, Ontario www.ianandersonhouse.com or the Governor General's Horse Guards Foundation c/o 137 Hall Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 4N9.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-27 published
MITCHELL, Arthur Douglas
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Arthur Douglas MITCHELL on the evening of Sunday, September 24, 2006. Art was born in Toronto on November 15, 1927. He will be greatly missed by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years, Pauline MITCHELL. Also devastated by his passing are his two adoring daughters Julia MITCHELL of Toronto and Victoria BROWER and her husband Jerry of Venice, Florida. He is deeply mourned by his beloved granddaughters, Julia and Courtney BROWER and his grand_son Alexander MITCHELL. To know Art was to love him. A finer man there could not be. Arthur had great integrity, and was always a gentleman with an amazing sense of humor and a kind heart. Art retired after a long and successful career at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Art's greatest and proudest moments were spent with his family and great Friends in Toronto, Balsam Lake and Florida. 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 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, September 29th at 11 o'clock. A graveside service will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In remembrance of Art, the family requests contributions to a charity of your choice.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-28 published
KERR, David Mitchell
Peacefully in his 64th year. son of T. Archer KERR and Ella Kathleen KERR (MITCHELL.) Dear brother of Bruce Archer KERR and his wife Jody of Union, Ontario. David enjoyed his years at the Corbrook Workshop, where he met his fine Friends Eleanor and Shirley. Thank you so much to the staff of the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Centre for their compassionate support of David. He loved sitting in the lobby and saying "Hi" to staff members walking by. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence, (416) 488-1101) on Friday, September 29 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A chapel service to celebrate David's life will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 10: 30 a.m. Interment will take place in Dunsford Cemetery, near Lindsay, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Autism Society of Ontario, (416) 246-9592, would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-29 published
GOMERSALL, Bill
By Ken MITCHELL, Page A18
Cowboy, father, rancher, poet. Born March 21, 1905, near Carp, Ontario Died March 20, in Moose Jaw, of natural causes, aged Bill GOMERSALL was often called the last Saskatchewan cowboy. He was certainly the oldest, when he died the day before his 101st birthday. He had vowed to be on horseback on his 100th. Bill's final years were among the best of a colourful life, for at 97 he became a nationally celebrated cowboy poet, a craft he had been apprenticed to the age of 12. His relationship with horses went back even further.
In 1912, his father, J.J. GOMERSALL, loaded his family and two teams of horses into a "settler's special" boxcar, and headed for the western boomtown of Moose Jaw. They ended up in a homestead shack at Galilee, about 30 miles south, in the Dirt Hills. "The good homestead land was long gone," Bill said. "We got a quarter-section of rocks, hills and alkali sloughs."
Fortunately the patch was beside the C.N. railway line and the train to Moose Jaw. J.J. acquired milk cows and promptly went into the dairy business, shipping fresh cream to the city. Bill and his siblings milked 20 cows, twice a day, and developed strong hands. Their daily three gallons of sweet cream earned $120 a month.
Bill GOMERSALL's schooling was also basic, terminating in Grade 6. But he learned self-education fast. And resourcefulness. Entertainment in the Twenties consisted of Saturday night "socials." Bill learned to recite cowboy poems, memorizing them from newspapers. Until his death, Bill could still recite the epic (and classic) Face on the Barroom Floor.
When Bill left school, he took up horsemanship. J.J. taught him to train "singles," or buggy horses. He started breaking horses for local ranchers, and became a legendary bronc-buster at 14. He rode in the early Calgary Stampede. Bill was a horse-whisperer who bonded with the wildest mustangs. He organized rodeos all over Saskatchewan, building up his horse ranch, the Running W.
Bill acquired his first herd by taking green horses in lieu of cash, and became a shrewd horse-trader. For the next 50 years, the first thing he did every morning was ride a horse. On a morning ride he met up with his childhood sweetheart, Irene PATON, and they married.
To buy his ranch, he spent his winters on horseback hunting coyotes through the Big Muddy Badlands. One winter he took 157 pelts (average price, $11). Bill bought his half-section ranch with cash in 1939, in a high coulee west of Spring Valley. At the crest of the highest hill was a native tepee ring of stone. From that ring he could see 20 miles across the hills.
Bill and Irene had four children: Bill Jr., Peggie, Doug and Sherry. The family lived in the original homestead shack for years before Bill could afford a new house. But they saw their ranch expand to 17 sections of land. Bill had eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. His granddaughter Rusty QUAM became a Canadian barrel racing champion.
When Irene died in 2000, she asked Bill to scatter her ashes in the tepee ring above the ranch. He maintained an active independence, driving into Moose Jaw daily for supplies. In 2003, Bill went onstage to perform for the first time in 60 years. He delivered The Face on the Barroom Floor at Regina's Royal Saskatchewan Museum, in a clear bass voice that hypnotized the audience. He travelled the country for three years with The Mitchell Boys, performing cowboy poetry. He got standing ovations. On his (and Saskatchewan's) 100th birthday in 2005, Bill launched his first CD. Then he went for his long-promised horse ride. Bill GOMERSALL cracked his second century wrangler-style.
After the funeral his ashes, too, were scattered round the ancient tepee ring atop the Cactus Hills.
Playwright Ken MITCHELL is a friend of Bill.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
2 Canadians killed in Taliban ambush
By Jane ARMSTRONG, Page A1
Kandahar, Afghanistan -- Two Canadian soldiers were killed and five others injured in a fierce mortar ambush in Afghanistan's turbulent Panjwai region, an area where Canadian commanders have boasted of decisive victories over Taliban insurgents.
The besieged troops were providing surveillance for a road-building crew not far from where Private Josh KLUKIE was killed last week in a mine explosion. It is the same region where Canadian soldiers led a massive assault a month ago, killing -- according to a North Atlantic Treaty Organization claim -- more than 1,000 Taliban and routing others.
Military officials declared that operation a huge success, estimating that they may have destroyed as much as a third of the insurgency's hard-core ranks.
Yet the death toll of Canadians in southern Afghanistan continues to climb. In September alone, 10 soldiers were killed, the bloodiest month yet for Canadian troops in Afghanistan. Now October is off to an ominous start.
Killed in yesterday's twilight attack were Corporal Robert Thomas James MITCHELL and Sergeant Craig Paul GILLAM, both of the Royal Canadian Regiment based in Petawawa, Ontario
The fatal ambush was one of three separate attacks on Canadian troops over a five-hour period.
Just after noon, members of the Royal Canadian Regiment's Charles Company came under fire as they walked along the parched Arghandab River bed, about 10 kilometres from the scene of the subsequent fatal attack. There were no Canadian injuries reported.
A local witness said the Canadian troops returned fire, sending the assailants into retreat. A few minutes later, an aircraft bombed the ambush scene.
"We fought on two fronts today," said a young Taliban fighter in Panjwai District, where most of Canada's battle groups are now deployed. "But we escaped from the area, to avoid the bombings. This will be our method now," he said from his mobile phone.
Earlier, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed a convoy of Canadian supply vehicles returning to the Kandahar Airfield from an operating base west of Kandahar city. The explosion ignited the diesel-fuelled jeep, wounding three Afghan civilians, including an 11-year-old boy.
The soldiers inside the jeep, also known as a G-Wagon, escaped without injury.
The suicide blast sent glass fragments flying into Mohammed Salim's storefront, cutting his head and leaving his shirt stained with blood.
The explosion also seriously injured his younger brother, Mohammed Hasham, 11, who was recovering last night at Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar.
"We were working in the shop, when a motorcycle came with a trolley behind it," Mr. Salim, 18, said. "Smoke, dust, everything went everywhere."
The five soldiers injured in the worst attack yesterday were flown to a hospital at the Kandahar Airfield, the coalition's main base. A military spokesman said their injuries are not life-threatening, although one soldier suffered broken bones.
These latest attacks cast doubt on the effectiveness of the recent Canadian-led offensive, code-named Operation Medusa, in the Panjwai District southwest of Kandahar city.
Just two weeks ago, Kandahar's governor announced that Canadian soldiers had routed the Taliban from the area.
The offensive was designed to encircle the insurgents in the area, but soldiers are still hunting for the insurgents' underground weapons caches, where many fighters are believed to have stowed guns and ammunition before fleeing the battlefield.
Governor Asadullah Khalid said foreign troops intend to stay in Panjwai and the neighbouring Zhari District to maintain security. Road construction is a key part of Operation Medusa's final stage, which is to reconstruct the battle-scarred region.
Early this morning, Colonel Fred Lewis, the deputy commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's International Security Assistance Force, said Operation Medusa is "far from over."
His voice shaking with emotion as he read the names of the dead soldiers, Col. Lewis said the insurgents are staging a last-ditch attempt "to save face."
"They are attempting to win this final phase of [Operation Medusa]," he said.
"If we are able to do the reconstruction and development and the Afghans, the local people in that Panjwai area, say 'Hey, we will have a much better life under our own government'… they will go out of their way to keep the Taliban out."

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-09 published
'Fluke' kills 40th Canadian
By Jane ARMSTRONG and Dawn WALTON with reports from Gloria Galloway and Canadian Press, Page A10
Canada's latest casualty in Afghanistan is being blamed on a "lucky" enemy that planted a roadside bomb that struck an armoured vehicle over the weekend and, in an apparent "fluke," killed one occupant.
Trooper Mark Andrew WILSON, who was with the Royal Canadian Dragoons based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario, died Saturday while on an early morning patrol. He is the 40th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan since 2002.
He was a married father of two who hailed from London, Ontario
"There is no doubt that Trooper WILSON represented the best of our military and our country," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday in a statement. "His family and Friends can be proud of the fact that this courageous Canadian sacrificed his life for a greater cause."
Trooper WILSON was a gunner riding in a Nyala (RG-31) armoured vehicle that was preparing to retrieve a group of soldiers who had spent the previous night securing an area in the Panjwai district, known for insurgent attacks.
The improvised explosive device was set off on a roadway less than one kilometre from where Sergeant Craig GILLAM and Corporal Robert MITCHELL, also of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, were ambushed last week. Both died while they were guarding a road-building crew.
"Today we are all mourning the loss of a brother in arms and a good soldier," Colonel Fred Lewis, deputy commander of Canada's Task Force in Afghanistan, told reporters.
The Nyala (RG-31) is specifically designed to protect its occupants from explosions caused by roadside bombs.
"In this particular case, I think the enemy got a bit lucky," Col. Lewis said.
"This is the first time something like this has happened. Is it a fluke? Perhaps. It doesn't happen very often. The troops have superb confidence in this vehicle."
He described the vehicle as providing good protection for Canadian troops, but added that the enemy is also perfectly capable of building bigger bombs.
Yesterday, federal Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor echoed those sentiments. Nothing, he said, is bulletproof.
"We don't know why one soldier was killed in this vehicle. Nobody else was injured. So there is something peculiar about that vehicle or the explosive and we have to find out what it is," Mr. O'Connor said.
"They are built to deal with mines but sometimes the Taliban put four anti-tank mines together. That is a terrific blast. So somehow they were lucky and we were unlucky and one of our soldiers got killed," he said.
But at a time when Canadians far away from a war zone were celebrating Thanksgiving, the latest death hit home hard. Dozens of Canadians used the holiday to write morale-boosting missives to Canada's troops through a Department of National Defence website.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-19 published
SPEERS, Karen Elizabeth (née SANDILANDS)
Serenely at Peace Arch Hospital on October 16th, 2006, in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Gary and proud mother of Natalie (James and James Jr); Michelle and her children Grace, Wil and Ben Sondra (Greg) and son Nicolas. Predeceased by her father John SANDILANDS and survived by her mother Connie, sister Linda (Jordan and Seana MITCHELL) and brother Rod and his wife Gisele. Matriarch to a large and loving extended family. Born in Simcoe, Ontario on July 16, 1949, Karen embraced military life through marriage with Gary and raised her fledgling family in a European setting in the seventies. Karen immersed herself in community life upon the Speers arrival in the Surrey area in the eighties. She was President of the Parents' committee at Jessie Lee Elementary School, a Brownie Leader and a tireless community fundraiser. During this hectic period, Karen also found time to establish a cleaning company. She later returned to school as a mature student to realize a lifelong ambition to become a registered nurse. She succeeded and was selected as valedictorian for her graduating class of 1995, working at Saint Paul's Hospital until the advent of her illness in 2002. Karen enjoyed her growing family, camping excursions and supporting social activities through Al-Anon. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staffs of Saint Paul's, the British Columbia Cancer Agency and Peace Arch Hospital respectively for their attentiveness towards Karen and her family. A Memorial Service to honour Karen's life for those inspired by her compassion, wisdom, succulent home cooked meals and generosity will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 14831- 28th avenue Surrey, on October 21st 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the British Columbia Cancer Society would be appreciated. 565 10th Avenue West, Vancouver British Columbia V5Z 9Z9. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre www.victorymemorialpark.com 604-536-6522

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
WILLIAMSON, Frank Douglas " Doug"
79 years. Peacefully at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital on October 21, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Madeline (née FURLONG) (2003.) Loving father of Douglas (Windsor), Timothy (Vancouver) and the late Brian (1986). son of the late Dr. Frank WILLIAMSON and the late Dorothy MITCHELL. Dear brother of Lt. Cmdr. (Ret'd) James WILLIAMSON (Arizona,) Margaret KAIN and her husband Larry (Orangeville, Ontario) and the late Jack Mitchell WILLIAMSON. Beloved grandfather of Keith. Dear father-in-law to Judy WILLIAMSON. Dearest friend of Barbara KERSEY (to whom we are all extremely thankful.) Mr. WILLIAMSON was a renowned educator with the Windsor Board of Education, where he served as head of the History Dept. at Patterson Collegiate and W.D. Lowe Secondary School. A dedicated teacher, coach and military cadet instructor, he achieved educational breakthroughs, including creating the first Black and Asian High School Course in Canada. He had deep social conscience and displayed an amazing knowledge of Matters Historical. He was a charter founder of the McDonalds Coffee Club. He will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service will be held at the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E. Windsor, Ontario on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Reverend Paul ALMOND officiating. Reception to follow at the Windsor Yacht Club at 12: 00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital Heart of the City Foundation. The family thanks the caring staff of Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital. www.walterdkellyfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-01 published
MITCHELL, Ethel Maud (FOREMAN)
Surrounded by her grandchildren at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener, after a long struggle with various illnesses, on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, Ethel Maud (FOREMAN) MITCHELL of Kitchener and formerly of London in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Les MITCHELL (1989.) Dear mother of Patricia MASSIER and her husband Brian of Kelowna, British Columbia and William MITCHELL and his wife Barbara of Toronto. Adored Granny to Todd KERRIGAN (Michelle,) Rob KERRIGAN (Chantal CROW,) Janna CHINDAMO (Jim) and Jason MITCHELL. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Ashley and Liam KERRIGAN, Nicholas and Laura CHINDAMO, Evan, Meghan and Liam SPICER. Predeceased by her sister Dora and her brothers Albert, Jesse and Alfred. Ethel was the original proprietor of Les' Variety in Wortley Village. She had a passion for 5 and 10 pin bowling right up until her 90th year. Ethel made an impact on people she met. She loved a party, having fun, and a good laugh. The family is grateful to Veronica Wolfe and the staff and residents of Trinity Village Care Centre for their continued support for the past four years. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186), where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 100-555 Southdale Road East, London, Ontario N6E 1A2. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
PARKINSON, Dale Alwyn George
It is with great sorrow we announce the unexpected death of Dale Alwyn George PARKINSON on November 27, 2006. Remaining to celebrate his rich life are his children Jane PARKINSON (Leon COLE,) Janet MONKS (Greg), Brett PARKINSON (Janet PAYNE) and Shanley PARKINSON, mother of his children. Dale is also survived by his grandchildren Eden, Abigail and Benjamin MONKS, his stepgrandchildren Ryan PAYNE, Denise and Reed MONKS and his special friend Ingeborg KOOL. He was predeceased by his father George PARKINSON, his mother, Alicia PARKINSON and his brother Dion PARKINSON. Dale was born on September 2, 1941, in Rochdale, England. He lived his early years in Duff, Saskatchewan, and never lost his love of the prairies. He moved to Winnipeg with his family at 12 years old and eventually graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. His career at Investors Group spanned four decades where his dedication, hard work and integrity resulted in many appointments until he retired from the position of Executive Vice-President, Investors Group Inc., in 1999. He continued to serve the company as a consultant, Chairman of the Board and Director of Investors Group Trust Co., and President and Director I.G. Resources Inc. Dale was also currently Chairman of the Board, The International Scholarship Foundation, Committee Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Committee and member of the Governance, Investment, Educational Policy and Scholarship IT Strategy Committees. Dale was also a director of Scholarship Consultants of North America Ltd; Isitaboyorgirl. Inc; University Scholarships Canada Inc; and Chairman of the Board of the Trust Company of London Life, and a member of the University of Manitoba Board of Governors Finance Committee. Dale was also currently Director and Vice-President and Lifetime Sponsor of the National Board of Ducks Unlimited, Cda. Dale also dedicated a great deal of his time to serving his community including the United Way, Hospice, Ducks Unlimited, and Assiniboine Park Rangers and many others. Dale was a man of great wisdom, a strong and dedicated leader who brought his deep sense of pride and integrity to everything he did. Many will remember him as one who could be relied upon for wise counsel and for his devotion to mentoring others and helping them achieve their dreams. Dale touched the lives of countless people and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Dale was a very proud Winnipegger and a patriotic Canadian who loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and napping in the sun at his cabin at Clearwater Bay. Dad was a great lover of music and of his three dogs Admiral, Columbus and Ptarmigan. No one will forget his keen sense of humour, his endless supply of jokes, his penchant for nicknaming those he cared about, and his contagious laugh. But Dale will be remembered most of all for his unconditional love and devotion to his family. Not only was he a dedicated husband and father but a very good friend and confidant to all of his children. His unwavering support and love made him a place of safety and refuge for his children always. His Pallbearers will be Gary, Gerry, Jim and Garth RUMMERY, Terry VANDERPLOEG and Marcel CHARBONNEAU with Honourary Pallbearers being Murray MITCHELL, Art MAURO, Sterling McLEOD, Dick Archer Wayne WALKER, Terry WRIGHT and Bob GREGG. A celebration of Dale's life will be held on Tuesday the 5th of December at 1 p.m. at Calvary Temple, 400 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg; reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Way or the Winnipeg Humane Society. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand Thomson 'In The Park' Funeral Home And Cemetery 1291 Mcgillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba Www. Thomsoninthepark.Com 204-925-1120

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-06 published
MITCHELL, Gifford, B.A. McGill; B.Mus., University of Toronto
Peacefully Sunday December 3, 2006 age 93. Survived by Phyllis (ROGERS) his wife, lover, friend and companion for 61 years. Cherished father of Lianne (John), David (Carol), Stephen (Kathryn) and Holly (Bill). Beloved grandfather of Christine (Mark), Suzanne (Craig), Tracy, Matthew, Chelsea, Drew, Robyn, Simon, Laura (Chris), Tina and great-grandfather of triplets: Carter, Evan and Owen. Survived by his youngest brother Rev. Wesley MITCHELL (Betty.) In addition to serving as a Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron Leader throughout World War 2, Gifford touched many lives throughout his distinguished career spanning over 33 years as a musician and educator in Montreal: Supervisor of Music, Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal; Associate Professor of Music, McGill University; Conductor of McGill Choral Society (1945-69) and Montreal Elgar Choir (1951-69); Founding Member, Canadian Music Educators' Association and adjudicator of many children's music festivals across Canada. As organist and choirmaster at several United Churches, notably Saint_James United Church, Montreal (1957-69) and Christ Church, Mississauga (1970-79), he shared his love for learning and joy in music with countless choristers. During his second career at Sheridan College, Oakville (1969-81), he founded the Whiteoaks Choral Society, served on several United Church committees, and prepared various school music books. Upon retirement to Kingston in 1985, Gifford and Phyllis treasured their time together, traveling extensively, contributing to their new community, and actively participating in the lives of their children and grandchildren. Giff will be deeply missed for his vitality, creativity, his tremendous warmth and spirited passion for life. A Service In Memory of Gifford will be held Saturday December 9, 2006 at Saint_John the Evangelist Anglican Church (corner of Elgin and Somerset in Ottawa) at 12: 30 p.m. In Memoriam donations to the David Suzuki Foundation 211 West 4th Ave., Suite 219, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 4S2 would be greatly appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes - Ottawa (613) 235-6712

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
McPHEE, John Kenton " Kent"
Passed away at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph on Wednesday, December 6, 2006. Kent McPhee at the age of 97 years. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor (BARBER) McPHEe (1985.) Dear father of David McPHEE (Martha) of Campbellville and Bill McPHEE (Carilyn) of Port Elgin. Sadly missed by his grandchildren; Becky FERNANDEZ (Tom,) Lisa HEISE (Kent,) Kathie McMANUS (Danny,) Sarah McPHEE (Henry HOORNTJE), Christie McPHEE (Darcy PUGSLEY) and Katie McPHEE. Great-grandpa of Mikala, Kainoa, Kaelele and Luke. Predeceased by his brother, Lester McPHEE. Always remembered by his Friends, Ivan PATTERSON, Alan FAIR, Ted MITCHELL and John McDERMOTT. Kent was an original partner in Duncan - Mcphee in downtown Guelph, operating the business from late 1940 through to the mid 1960's. He was a longtime member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club of Guelph for more than 45 years. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with The Rev. Mark CUDNEY officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, Yonge Street Mission or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-13 published
MITCHELL, Ron (1933-2006)
We are sad to announce the passing of Ron MITCHELL, P.Eng., after a lengthy illness, on Monday, December 11, 2006. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Marion, and his sons Ron and Bruce, his daughter-in-law Diane, and his grandchildren Laura, Alanna, Benji, Owen, and Andrew. Ron was a Professional Engineer (Ontario) and a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Great Britain, Canadian Society of Engineers, Past Elected Councillor, P.E.O., Past Director of Consulting Engineers of Ontario, Recipient - Order of Honour, P.E.O. and Governor General's Medal in recognition of significant contribution to Compatriots, Community and to Canada, Past Chairman - Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce and York Central Foundation. Ron served his Church as a Sunday School Teacher, Board Member and a Member of the Church Building Community. Ron is resting at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive), on Thursday 7-9 p.m. Ron's life will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Thornhill Presbyterian Church, 271 Centre Street, Thornhill, to be followed by a reception at the Fellowship Hall.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-16 published
MITCHELL, Helen Isobel
Helen died peacefully on December 13, 2006, in her ninety-third year, at the Montreal General Hospital. She was the dear sister of Margaret Mitchell McCAIG, and sister also of the late Anne BOYLE, Jean MITCHELL and Alastair MITCHELL. Beloved aunt of Jack and Ilse MITCHELL of Ottawa, and of Mrs. Lorne CLARKE, Calgary. She will be missed by many Friends. The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath Street, Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be sent to the Memorial Fund, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath Street, Montreal, Québec, H3G 2G2.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
MITCHELL, Betty Frances (WILLIAMS) R.N.
Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 15th, 2006 in Ancaster, Ontario in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of (the late) Robert and mother of David (Marilyn) of Vancouver, Richard (deceased 1975) of Montreal, Hall (Linda) of Gravenhurst, and Jane (Selwyn) of Toronto. Grandmother of Ian (Yvonne), Bob (Katie) and Spencer. Great-grandmother to Sophie, Charlie, Michala and Lauren. Mother was predeceased by her parents and eight brothers and sisters. Also, will be missed by brother and sister-in-laws, many nieces and nephews and by the retired nurses of HGH. At Mother's request her body has been donated to McMaster Education Program in Anatomy. A donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff on the Panabaker wing - The Meadows, Ancaster for the special care Mother received there. May you find peace in her passing as she did joy in her living.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
CRUDEN, Joseph Sutherland
Born June 23, 1927, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2006. Loving husband of 56 years to Ruth (ORMSBY) and father of Janet MITCHELL, Carol CRUDEN and Mary CRUDEN. He will be greatly missed by his sisters, Helen "Sis" ANDERSON, Barbara COUPAL, his brother Bill CRUDEN, sons-in-law, Lorne MITCHELL, Bob FRASER and Peter DONOLO and his grandchildren, Christopher, Erik, Michele and Jonathan ROTOLO, Jody and Adam MITCHELL and Annie, Maggie and Michael DONOLO. Joe was born and lived in Toronto his entire life except for a four year posting in Montreal. He was strongly committed to his community and his country. He worked for Bell Canada for 40 years and in retirement, started a second career as a professional fundraiser. Joe received the 20 year service medal from the Boy Scouts after serving as a Scouter and District Commissioner during the 1950's and 60's. In 1965, he was elected as a trustee and vice-chair of the Etobicoke Board of Education. In the mid 60's, he began his long career in the Liberal Party - an extended family in which he was for decades a respected fundraiser and organizer (including his adventures as an advance man for Pierre Trudeau in the 1968 election). Joe became President of the Toronto and District Liberal Association in 1970 and of the Liberal Party of Ontario in 1972. He ran twice as a Liberal candidate: in the 1975 provincial election in York West and in the 1980 federal election in Etobicoke Centre. Joe served on the board of Runnymede Chronic Care Hospital and was a steward for 40 years at Kingsway Lambton United Church. He was active in the Art Gallery at Harbourfront, the Etobicoke Historical Society, the United Way of Toronto, the Donwood Institute, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and as a volunteer advisor on fundraising to over a hundred charitable and arts organizations. Joe was a longtime Kiwanian, serving as Lieutenant Governor of Eastern Canada and the Caribbean and as President of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto. His lifelong passion for jazz led him to be a founding member of the Classic Jazz Society of Toronto and to enjoy many visits to New Orleans, Grossman's, the Collector's Congress and Sam's. In 2002, Joe's outstanding service to the community was recognized with the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. For the past year, Joe faced the difficulties of dementia with loving support from his family, Friends and the caring staff at Kensington Gardens. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway (at Prince Edward Ave.) on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Donations may be made to the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs (www.believeinkids.ca) and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto for dementia research (www.asmt.org).

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
MITCHELL, Harold D. " Mitch"
(Veteran of World War 2, serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Dr., on Friday, January 13, 2006. Harold MITCHELL, of Peterborough, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Thelma (WESTLAKE.) Dear father of Paul MITCHELL of Ajax and, Judy (Dan FARMER) of Whitby. Loving grandfather of Tina, Matthew, Mark, Nikki, and Kyle. Friends will be received at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Rd. S., Peterborough, from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral Service from the Nisbett Chapel on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m., Reverend Bentley STEERS officiating. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Friends may sign the on-line book of condolence at www.nisbettfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
McGRATH, Maurice Edward
Peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2006 in his 86th year. Lovingly remembered by wife Dolly Catherine McGRATH, sister Kate MITCHELL, children John and common-law wife Angie, Tim and wife Christine, Robin and husband Brent, as well as grandchildren Jace, Tess and Tara. Service to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor Street W., at Bloor and Royal York. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Diabetes Association or the Asthma Society would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-22 published
MITCHELL, William David
Peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital, on Friday, January 20, 2006, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Evelyn MITCHELL for 60 years. Loving father of Donald and his wife Mary, and Maureen and her husband Ron HOMUTH. Dear Poppa of Jennifer, Kevin, and David. Bill is survived by his sisters Ethel ABELL, and Winnie HART. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) from 10 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2006 until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
MURDOCH, G. Elva (née MITCHELL)
Formerly of Guelph, passed away at Woodhall Park Specialty Care, Brampton, Friday, January 20th, 2006, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Major Hall MURDOCH (1980.) Loved mother of Laurie (Neil) STERRITT of Brampton and Cathie (Wayne) QUINN of Guelph. Loving grandmother of Kari (Sean HUMPHREY) of Toronto and Shawna (Dr. Joseph) McKENNA of Winnipeg. At Elva's request, a private family service will be held. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. Predeceased by her brother Lloyd MITCHELL and her sister Vera BRITTON. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (Wall-Custance 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com)

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
BINT, Douglas
Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23, 2006 at the Humber River Regional Hospital. Beloved husband of Carol (née KENNEDY.) Dear brother of Paul and his wife Judy BINT, Betty Ann and her husband Dick GRAY/GREY. Dear brother-in-law to Graydon and Marlaine KENNEDY, Brian and Barbara SNOW, Peter and Doreen MITCHELL, Gilles and Yvonne LABBE, Stewart and Brenda WIGHT, also David and Sheila KENNEDY. Also lovingly remembered by his nephews and nieces and their families. Family and Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home (289 Main St. N., Brampton 905-451-1100) on Thursday, January 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral ceremonies to be held at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe, Ontario. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Gideons Bible and will be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
BADER, David
It with great sadness we announce the passing of David BADER, two weeks prior to his 95th birthday. Predeceased by his beloved wife Lillian, parents Tillie and Barney BADER, and brothers and sisters-in-law Morris and Sarah BADER, Earl and Sally BADER, and Harry and Ann BADER. Survived by children Rhoda and Kenneth FOREHT, Barbara GOLD, Michael BADER and Sharon and Mervyn FREEDMAN. Grandfather to Stephanie and Bruce ROULSTON, Lori FOREHT and Gary EISLER, Danny and Lisa FOREHT, Marla GOLD and Nicolas GAULIN, Michelle GOLD and Trevor YONG, Russell, Jeffrey, Ariel and Zackery BADER, Erin and Matthew FREEDMAN. Great-grandfather to Bailey and Bradley ROULSTON, Brayden and Jordan FOREHT and Jayme GOLD- YONG. A funeral service was held Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Sons of Jacob section. Special love and thanks to Jeanie MITCHELL, who took such wonderful care of Dad, and the doctors and nursing staff of 4S and 3N of Cummer Lodge and nurses of 5N of North York General Hospital. Shiva will be observed at 99 Spire Hillway, Toronto, until Tuesday evening. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Ontario at 416-967-5900.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
GRAHAM, Helen
Passed away peacefully at home in Mississauga on Saturday, January 28, 2006, in her 95th year. Loving wife of the late Robert GRAHAM. Caring mother of Richard and daughter-in-law Nancy, and the late Marilyn and son-in-law Bill MITCHELL. Proud Granny of Wendy and husband Colin, Terri-Lynn, Brent, Tracy, Robin and husband Kevin, and Great-Granny of Ashley, Adriana, and Amber. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by all of her extended family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 6-9 p.m. Monday. The Service to Celebrate her Life and Faith will be held at Glenbrook Presbyterian Church, 3535 South Common Court, (south of Burnhamthorpe Rd.), Mississauga, on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation 1 hour prior at the Church. Donations in Helen's memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or Glenbrook Presbyterian Church Mustard Seed Fund. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
A friend to the average family
By Mike FUNSTON, Staff Reporter
Jackie SHEPHERD never backed down from a fight, whether it was against slum landlords, political heavyweights or big supermarkets gouging consumers.
SHEPHERD, who made headlines in the Toronto Star in the 1960s as a consumer advocate and federal New Democratic Party candidate in Toronto, succumbed to cancer at home, with her family by her side, on Friday. She was 73.
"In Jackie's younger days, she was feisty and never backed down from anybody. She passed those traits on to all of her children. She's one of the strongest women I've ever known," said her son-in-law, Bob MITCHELL, a reporter at the Star.
"She was my best friend," said her daughter, Kim MITCHELL. " She was the glue that held our family together. Her daughters and sons looked up to her. That's where we got our strength. She was a courageous woman."
Jacqueline Lorraine SHEPHERD (formerly LEDREW) was born August 16, 1932, in Saint John's Newfoundland. She was an Oakville resident for the past five years but had also lived in Toronto, Newmarket, Mississauga and Calgary.
A member of the Women Against Soaring Prices, she resigned in the fall of 1966 because the organization didn't want to take the action she thought was necessary to protest against rising food prices.
When she went on television and talked about how landlords wouldn't rent to people with children, her phone started ringing off the hook. Soon afterwards, in 1967, she formed the Consumers' Housewives Union and convinced members to picket food warehouses.
SHEPHERD spearheaded a fight for better housing for low-income residents and helped convince the government of the day to pass legislation that banned landlords from refusing to rent to people with children.
She organized a march of 34 mothers on Queen's Park in February 1967, with a petition to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to prevent landlords from barring children.
"You'd think children weren't even human," SHEPHERD told the Star in 1967, after she had scanned the classified ads and found 167 apartments that wouldn't allow children.
While running the Consumers' Housewives Union out of her home in an Ontario Housing unit, SHEPHERD found time to raise her family and work part-time as a waitress and cashier.
In 1967, she petitioned city hall and won a two-week stay of eviction for 25 families from their Sylvan Court housing complex in Scarborough. In 1968, she ran unsuccessfully for the New Democratic Party in the federal riding of York West.
She also worked 27 years for the Ontario Jockey Club, primarily at Woodbine and Greenwood racetracks.
SHEPHERD leaves her husband Jack, a Korean War veteran, five children -- John, Kim, Jill, Joey and Megan -- 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Another son, Richard, was murdered on January 22, 1981. She also had 17 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W. in Oakville, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m., with eulogies to follow in the chapel. Interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
MITCHELL, Robert
Suddenly in Oshawa on Thursday, February 9, 2006, at the age of 63. Beloved husband of the late Fran. Dear father of Darryl and Tina MITCHELL of Oshawa, Kevin and Leanne CARTER of Hammonds Plain, Nova Scotia, Cindy and Kevin GATES of Oshawa, and Michael and Lori CARTER of Digby, Nova Scotia. Lovingly remembered by his 12 grandchildren. Brother of Tom MITCHELL and his wife Kay of Oshawa. Son-in-law of Lillian and Frank FERNANDEZ. Brother-in-law of Linda McFADDEN (Brad) and Rod FERNANDEZ (Denise,) and sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel," 847 King St. West (905-721-1234), for visitation on Sunday, February 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, February 13th at 11 o'clock. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
MITCHELL, Mary Ann (née BUCHASKI)
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, passed away on February 11, 2006, in her 82nd year, at Providence Healthcare Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her children Ed (Barb), Diana (Chris), Tim and her grandchildren Kalyna (Ian), Sandi and Anya (daughter of Stephanie) and great-grand_son Ben. Survived by her brothers Peter (Eileen), Walter (Pauline), and sister Joyce. Predeceased by brothers John and Tom (Rose) and grand_son Michael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, The Reverend Dr. Clifford A.S. (1919-2006)
Peacefully at home, surrounded by love on February 27, 2006 in his 87th year after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Mary SANDERSON, his children: Cherry (Bill WEBSTER) of Newmarket; Kirk (Donna GRIFFITH) and Stuart (Monica HAMILTON), both of Toronto, his brother-in-law, Robert MITCHELL of White Rock, British Columbia and grandchildren: Daryll, Kimberley, Meredith, Gillian and Gwendolyn. Predeceased by his parents, Annie JENNINGS and George ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, his first wife, Patricia KIRKPATRICK (1977,) his daughter, Gracie (1981;) his sisters, Grace MITCHELL of Montreal and White Rock (2003) and Doris GROSE of Swift Current (1999) and his brothers, Walter of Langley, British Columbia (2005) and Lloyd of Montreal (1986). Cliff was born in Langham, Saskatchewan. and was always fiercely proud of his Saskatchewan roots. He studied theology at St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon and at Union Theological College, Columbia University in New York where he obtained his doctorate with great distinction. Ordained by The United Church of Canada in 1942 at the age of 23, he served pastorates in Dundurn, Saskatchewan. (1942-44), Third Ave., North Battleford, Saskatchewan. (1947-52), St. Giles, Hamilton (1952-59), Robertson (now Robertson-Wesley), Edmonton (1959-66), Metropolitan, Toronto (1966-75) and Bloor Street, Toronto (1975-86). Cliff's great gift and passion was in conveying the message of the Gospel. This was manifested in radio programmes (Sunday School of the Air in North Battleford and The Good Ship Crusader in Hamilton) as well as two minute weekly spots on Station CFRB (1970-86) in Toronto; a festival of the arts, dayspring at Metropolitan United Church; a controversial sculpture of The Crucified Woman at Bloor Street Church (1979); articles in The United Church Observer (1960's-1990's) and monthly columns in The Toronto Star. Following his retirement in 1986, Cliff was a popular anniversary preacher and retreat leader across the country and a volunteer chaplain at Casey House Hospice for people with A.I.D.S. and Wellesley Hospital's H.I.V./A.I.D.S. wing. He taught at many of the United Church's theological colleges during his ministry and was the author of several books. Cliff travelled extensively in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America; in China, East Germany and Russia and gained on-the-spot understanding of current social and political conditions which informed his preaching. Throughout Cliff's life, singing was an important expression of his faith and love of life and even in his last years when his memory failed him he continued to sing. For over forty years he cottaged on Little Boshkung Lake at Carnarvon in Haliburton, Ontario. For ten and a half years, following a stroke during surgery, Cliff was cared for in his own home. The family is grateful to the many, many Friends, Community Care East York, Bayview Community Hospice and Dr. Ian FERGUSON and Dr. Robert McKELLAR who supported them during this time and made it possible for Cliff to remain at home. A celebration of Cliff's life will be held at Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W. (corner of Bloor and Huron) on Saturday, March 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Visiting will be on Friday, March 3 at Bloor Street United Church from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to The Clifford Elliott Spirit of Saskatchewan Ministry Trust Fund, c/o The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4. Go Forth Into The World With A Daring And A Tender Love, Go In Peace - The World Is Waiting. And Whatever You Do, Do It For Love, And In The Spirit Of Jesus - Who Is Your Christ!

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
MITCHELL, George Elwell
Passed away peacefully in the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, Ontario on Sunday, February 26, 2006. He was born on June 2nd, 1913, the son of James and Evelyn (WEBSTER) MITCHELL of Toronto, and grew up in the city's West End and on the family farms in Huron County near Lucknow. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2 and as a navigator, flew many missions over Europe during several tours of duty with the Royal Air Force 626 Squadron. After the war, he returned to Canada to work in Guelph where he met and married Ruth C. MILLER, who predeceased him in 1994. They had six children, all of whom survive: Dale (Harriet) of Durham, Doug of Georgetown, Kevan of Savannah, Georgia, Ross (Denise) of Burlington, Bruce (Diane) of Burlington and Kathleen of Hamilton. Mr. MITCHELL is also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. MITCHELL earned his California degree from Queen's University. In 1953, he was hired by the Department of Municipal Affairs to oversee municipal finance in Northern Ontario. He was the Treasurer of the City of York and worked there until his official retirement in 1978. During his time at York, he was involved in setting up the financial structure for Metro Toronto. Recognized as an expert in municipal finance he was one of two advisors sent to the United States at the invitation of then President Jimmy Carter to consult on that topic. After his retirement, he worked for the Townships of Guelph and Onondaga as a Treasurer, while retaining a private accounting practice. In 1996, he moved back to the Lucknow area to live on the land he had loved as a boy. He continued his private practice until his eyesight failed him at the approximate age of 87, but he retained his mental acuity to his death. The family would gratefully accept donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation in his memory, as a measure of thanks for the outstanding care he received in his last days. At George's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 905-877-3631 or visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
MITCHELL, B. Mary (GARDINER)
(R.N., Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Class of '52)
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Care Centre, Newmarket on Wednesday, March 1st, 2006. Mary GARDINER, in her 75th year, of Beeton, beloved wife for 52 years of Charles (Scotty) MITCHELL. Loving mother of Chuck and his wife Teresa of Unionville. Predeceased by her brother Robert (Bob) GARDINER. Dear sister-in-law of Kathy. Sadly missed by her nephew Glen. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477, on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 from 1: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service, in the chapel, at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Beeton Library or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-03 published
BURK/BURKE, James Morley
In his 87th year, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Headwaters Hospital, Shelburne. son of Alex and Evangeline BURK/BURKE. Beloved husband of the late May BURK/BURKE (October 1, 2004.) Father of Lynda MOORE (Greg,) of Orangeville, Jane ARNOLD (Neil) of Buffalo, New York, Dwight of Shelburne, Sandy (Cheryl) of Brampton. Grandfather of Rachel MITCHELL (Tony), Sheryl MOORE, Matthew, Nicholas and Christopher ARNOLD, Travis, Joshua, Jesse and Luke BURK/BURKE, Jacob and Nicole BURK/BURKE. Great-grandfather of Summer MITCHELL. Visitation will be from Sime's Funeral Home, Grand Valley, from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006 and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held from Sime's Funeral Home, on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
Mom charged in kids' deaths
First-degree murder count laid after girls found in bathtub
Tamil community leader calls for more counselling programs
By Curtis RUSH and Nicholas KEUNG, Staff Reporters with files from Bob MITCHELL and the Star Library, Page A2
A 30-year-old Markham woman whose two young daughters were found dead in the family bathtub Thursday night has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Sivananthi ELANGO remains in serious condition in Markham-Stouffville Hospital with self-inflicted slash wounds to her wrists and throat, York Regional police said yesterday.
Without giving specifics, Insp. Tony CUSIMANO said police have found evidence to support the first-degree charge, which implies an act committed with planning and deliberation.
Renu ELANGO, 2, and Movlika ELANGO, 3 months, died Thursday while their father was out on an errand. Their grandparents, who lived with the family, had come home, looked for the girls and heard only silence from the locked en suite bathroom, police sources said.
They summoned a basement tenant for help breaking in and discovered a horrific scene -- the mother bloodied, the children thought to be drowned. The tenant called 911.
CUSIMANO confirmed that paint thinner had been found in the room, but wouldn't comment on its significance.
He said it was too early to speculate on why the tragedy occurred, or whether the woman suffered from depression or post-partum psychosis. The latter, a serious mental health disorder that can appear after childbirth, has been linked to similar murder-suicide attempts.
Police say the family arrived from Sri Lanka around 1990. Neighbours said they had moved into the two-storey Sophia Rd. home, in the McCowan Rd. and 14th Ave. area, around Christmas.
The incident came less than a month after a Toronto man, Huc Minh CHAU, 40, was charged in the slaying of his wife, Shao-Feng LIANG, 38, and their two children. His sister has said she had tried to get CHAU committed to a psychiatric facility.
Since 1990, at least 22 children in Toronto alone have been killed by their mothers, with clinical depression implicated in many cases. Mental health professionals and community workers say the social isolation and lack of support felt by immigrant women may aggravate depression and economic stress that can lead mothers of any background to take such a terrible step.
"In any culture, there's always the social stigmatization associated with mental illness. But in some communities, people don't even have the language and translation (to speak about) mental illnesses," said Martha OCAMPO, of Across Boundaries, a Toronto ethno-racial mental health centre. "It is particularly difficult for the mothers, who are afraid that their kids would be taken away from them. The social expectation that a woman is the caretaker of the household just doesn't help."
David POOPALAPILLAI of the Canadian Tamil Congress said the community has been shocked by the tragedy, which follows an incident in July 2001 in which Jasotha MAHENDRIRAN was charged in the murders of her daughter Shyami, 5, and son Sajeev, 3.
"Even though our community is now more established than when we first came here 20-odd years ago, mental illness and things like post-partum depression are still very new to the community," POOPALAPILLAI said.
"We do need more counselling services. Some people still face the language barrier and have trouble accessing the mainstream services. Right now, we still don't have an expert in this health area in the (Tamil) community."

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
MITCHELL, Dorothy Ivy (née FOSTER)
At her home in Keene, Ontario on Friday, March 3, 2006 in her 79th year. Dorothy, beloved wife of the late John Milne MITCHELL. Dear sister of Kenneth FOSTER. Loving mother of John MITCHELL and Doug RAMSAY and Marilyn and Kevin TOFT. Much loved grandmother of Hailey and Jennifer TOFT. Sister of the late William FOSTER and his wife Emma and the late Frank FOSTER. Sister-in-law of Robert "Fred" MITCHELL and his late wife Lydia. Dorothy is fondly remembered by her family and Friends. Visitation will be held at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke on Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com "Mom, Sis and Grandma, we will carry you in our hearts always."

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
MITCHELL, Ivy Elizabeth (née SHIPLEY)
Passed peacefully at the Scarborough Grace Hospital on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late James MITCHELL. Mother of the late Louise SUGRUE (Mike.) Survived by her daughter, Lauraine (Ken). Grandmother of Sharron-Ann (John), Wayne (Dionne), Kim (Mark) and Dianne (Stephen). 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Grace JARVIS and the late May BROWN and Earl SHIPLEY. Ivy and her family went through the Great Fire of 1922 and survived by staying in the river. Many thanks to the staff of Carefree Lodge for their care and support. Friends may call on Friday, March 10th between 7 and 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, south of Steeles at Goulding). A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 1 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home Chapel. Donations are requested, in lieu of flowers, to The Sanfilippo Children's Research Foundation or Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Condolences at www.rskane.ca. Rest in Peace.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
GIBSON, Carol (née SCOTT)
Peacefully passed away with her family at her side on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Will be sadly missed by her husband Edward (Mack) and her two children Danny and Laura. Will also be missed by her loving mother Edna MITCHELL and brother Douglas Scott (Mary) and sister Lynn SANDERSON, loving nieces and nephews Stacey, Erica, Scott and April. Predeceased by brother Paul SCOTT. Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Ward Chapel. Many thanks for the support of her wonderful Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to carol.gibson@wardfh.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-19 published
FENNER, Shane William
Peacefully at his home in Sutton surrounded by his family on Friday, March 17, 2006 at the age of 12 years after a courageous fight with Leukemia. Shane, beloved son of Kim MITCHELL and her husband Stuart FENNER. Loving brother of Cheryl FENNER (Donnie GOOCH) of Oshawa, Darryl FENNER (Jessica SAVAGE) of Scarborough and Shawna FENNER of Sutton. Loving grand_son of William FENNER and the late Margaret FENNER of Sutton and Jim and Barb MITCHELL of Cambridge. Beloved nephew of Moira FENNER and her husband Gerard DAIGLE of Oshawa, Ken FENNER and his wife Karen of Sutton, Elaine FENNER of Scarborough, Dave MITCHELL and his wife Lisa of Sutton, and Deanna MITCHELL (Vlado) of Cambridge. Dear cousin of Alison, Alex, Colleen, Zachary, Tori, Justin and James. Loving uncle of Kaleb. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in the Salvation Army Georgina Community Church, 1816 Metro Road, Jackson's Point on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m., Father Steven HULL officiating. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. The family extends their gratitude to the staff and physicians at the Hospital for Sick Children especially those on 8A. Donations to The Hospital for Sick Children or to Camp Oochigeas would be appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-22 published
ROMANIUK, Taras
After a courageous ten-year battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving and devoted family at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Taras Roman ROMANIUK of Rutherglen, passed away on Saturday, March 18th, 2006, one week before his 61st birthday. Beloved husband and soul-mate to Elly; cherished father of Kari, Steph and Tanya; loved son of Stefania CHEMERYNSKA and the late Ostap (Stan) ROMANIUK of Toronto. Dear brother of Boris ROMANIUK (Karen BRADLEY) of Uxbridge, Krystyna ROSS (Glenn) of Toronto, and Roma MITCHELL (Ken) of Port Hope. He is also survived by his dear Uncle Michael CHLOEPECKY, cousins Bohdan and Zenon MANDZIUK, and Jerry EVANS (Chloepecky,) as well as his five nephews Mathew, Yvan, Andrew, Stasj (James), and Alex. Taras was a respected teacher; a treasured friend; a kindred spirit - his many talents and creativity are an inspiration to all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will follow at a later date. As expressions of sympathy to honour his life, heartfelt contributions may be made to the The House of Kin/Maison de Kin, 1889 Rue Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3Z7 or the Worldwide Wellness Pain Control Organization, 406 Algonquin Ave., North Bay, Ontario P1B 4W5. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the McGuinty Funeral Home. On-line guest book / condolences / donations: www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
MITCHELL, Ted
Passed away peacefully at Centenary Hospital, Scarborough on March 22, 2006. Beloved husband of Geordie (55 years). Loving father of Ron (Deb) and Barb (Brad). Grandfather of three adored girls, Renee, Kathryn, and Stephanie. Dear brother-in-law of Margery WILKINSON of Hamilton and Jack RICHARDSON of Saint Mary's. A reception in Ted's honour will be held at the Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road on Saturday, April 1 from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Hamilton at a later date. If desired donations to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-28 published
MITCHELL, Donald R., C.A.
Suddenly, at home on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Sylvia Firth MITCHELL. Loving father of Cynthia (Bev), Brent (Christine) and Trevor (Sharon). Proud Granddad of Olivia. Brother of Bill and sister Joyce. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1935, Don had a passion for streetcars, a great sense of humour, a zest for knowledge and Ganong Chocolates. Remembered with all of our deepest love. Don will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. Don was a proud member of the Ontario Institute of Charterd Accountant's and thoroughly enjoyed his career. Family and Friends may call at The Pine Hills Visitation Chapel And Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, north of St. Clair. 416-267-8229), on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Don's life will be held Thursday, March 30th at 11 a.m. with reception to follow. Visit www.etouch.ca for further details. Memorial donations may be directed to the Hospital for Sick Children.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
FRASER, William " Bill"
Passed away, Sunday March 26th, after a lengthy illness at Saint Michael's Hospital in his 44th year. Loving husband of Deb FRASER and adored dad to Kaylin and William. He will be sadly missed by his parents Bill and Jackie FRASER, his brother Brad, and brother Scott and his wife Deneen. Bill will be fondly remembered by mother and father-in-law June and Bob MITCHELL and their entire family. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel" 847 King St. West (905-721-1234). Visitation Friday, March 31st from 1-3 p.m. Service to follow at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lakeridge Health-Oshawa Dialysis Unit would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
Cyclist falls to death from bridge
By Bob MITCHELL, Staff Reporter
A 46-year-old man is dead following a bizarre bicycle accident on a bridge in Mississauga.
According to witnesses, Andrzej SACAWA lost control yesterday morning as he was riding along a sidewalk on a bridge on Burnhamthorpe Rd. over the Credit River -- and then tumbled over the railing to his death.
Police said SACAWA's handlebars somehow became lodged in the railing as he was riding across the bridge that crosses the Credit River in the area between Mississauga Rd. and Creditview Rd.
Suddenly, he lost control of his mountain bike, then tumbled over the handlebars and fell about 28 metres to his death.
A coroner pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.
"The railing is apparently quite low if you're on a bike," Peel Constable Kathy WEYLIE said.
Police officials said no other people or vehicles were involved in the bridge tragedy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
MITCHELL, Joyce (BROWN)
Passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, on Saturday, April 1, 2006 in Oakville, at the age of 73. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Edgar, and her children and grandchildren: Carole STEVENS, Brad and Caitlin; Catherine (Wilfred) BROWN- RATCLIFFE, Jordan; Heather (Timothy) BEADLE, Nathan, Ryan, Laura, Sarah; and Sharon BROWN. She will also be remembered with affection by Edgar's daughters: Juliet BULMAN, Wendy WALL, Linda BRINDLE and their families. Joyce was 'Promoted to Glory' after 53 years of faithful service as a Salvation Army Officer. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Monday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 2090 Prospect Street, Burlington on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 1 p.m. Private Family Interment. In Joyce's memory, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Booth College or the Parkinson Society of Canada. www.smithsfh.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-06 published
DUPUIS, Edward John " Ted"
Passed away suddenly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on April 3, 2006 in his 64th year. Loving son of the late Bernard and Kathleen DUPUIS. Brother of B.J. (Jack) DUPUIS (Mary,) the late Frank DUPUIS (Jean), M. Jeanette MITCHELL (Gary), and Michelle OATWAY (Lloyd.) Loving uncle of Michael, Loretta, Martin, Christine, Lynda, Larry and Dennis. Special thanks to the staff of Southlake Regional Health Centre for their care and compassion at this time. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., 905-898-2100 from 11: 00-1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006. Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
FORBES, Elaine (née MITCHELL)
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 6th, 2006 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Ray for 48 years. Loving mother of Tim (Nancy), Dan (Lisa), Ken (Jocelyn), Jennifer (Ed) and Karen (Lou). Cherished Nana of 6 grandchildren. Elaine will be sadly missed by many Friends and relatives. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for a Memorial Service in the chapel on Monday, April 10th at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
MITCHELL, Kenneth Gibson
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at age 86 years. Beloved husband of Florence TINY for 60 wonderful years. Loving father of Kenneth (Kim) MITCHELL of Toronto, Doctor Catherine MITCHELL of Thunder Bay, Anne CAMPBELL and her husband Larry of Toronto, and Janice REEVES and her husband Rob of Brockville. Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Carolyn, Mitchell and Taylor. Ken was the youngest of six children, all of whom predeceased him. Cremation will take place and a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted with Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, Mississauga.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
MITCHELL, Ron " Mitch"
Retired Toronto Fire Fighter and member of Dalewood Golf Club, Cobourg. At Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 at the age of 70. Loving husband of Virginia and dear father of Dean (Susan), Jeff, Andy (Jane) and Ben. Grandpa to Michael, Dylan, Rosalee, Ethan, Jacob, Cameron and Patrick. Survived by brothers Bill (Amy) of Vancouver, British Columbia and Bob (Carol) of Cobourg. Sadly missed by many relatives and Friends. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations by cheque to Gilda's Club Greater Toronto or The War Amps. Condolences may be received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-20 published
Crash shatters 2 families
Newmarket, Huntsville couples killed
One family was moving west, the other returning
By Bob MITCHELL and Tamara CHERRY, Staff Reporters
Two Ontario couples en route to fresh starts in their lives -- one moving out west, the other returning -- met tragedy instead when their vehicles collided on a northern highway. Five people were killed.
Shawna BAKOS- BIANCHI, 32, and her husband, David BIANCHI, 34, were moving back from Winnipeg to Newmarket to await the arrival in three weeks of their second child.
Huntsville residents Blair PALADICHUK, 41, and Sandy FELLER- PALADICHUK, 46, were heading to hotel jobs in the northern Saskatchewan town of La Ronge.
They were killed on Highway 17 near White River last Sunday when their pickup collided with an sport utility vehicle driven by BAKOS- BIANCHI, who died in the accident along with her 1½-year-old daughter, Victoria, and her mother, Joan BAKOS, 64.
David BIANCHI, 34, who was driving ahead of his family in a U-Haul filled with their belongings, discovered the terrible scene moments after seeing dust and dirt flying into the dusk sky in the rear-view mirror of his rented vehicle.
"David stopped the vehicle and ran back and found them. I don't think there are any words that can describe what he saw or felt," BIANCHI's uncle, Ciro LUPO, said yesterday.
"This is something that's going to take a long time for everybody to get over. Oh God. It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better. A lot worse."
Originally from Scarborough, the couple married in May 2003 and moved to Winnipeg soon after when BAKOS- BIANCHI was transferred there by General Motors, LUPO said, adding her husband is a self-employed painter.
"She had taken maternity leave and they decided to move back to Ontario so they could be close to their family and even bought a home right next door to (her parents) Joan and Vic," LUPO said.
"Vic is an only child so he has nobody now. He's lost his wife, his daughter and his granddaughter."
The Paladichuks were a close couple as well, relatives say.
"Blair was a chef. Sandy ran hotels and resorts," PALADICHUK's sister, Kristin INGRAHAM, said from her parents' home in St. Catharines.
"They worked together; they did absolutely everything together."
They were regarded as "very much free spirits," INGRAHAM said, passing on words from her parents. "They were not big-city Toronto people at all. They were just a couple who were truly in love."
INGRAHAM said her family has been under a lot of stress since the tragedy. Her parents are devastated.
"My parents loved her as much as they loved him."
The couple married about 12 years ago, each bringing two children from previous relationships. They spent a few years living in the Yukon before moving to a home just outside Algonquin Park.
The decision to move out west didn't come easily, as it meant PALADICHUK would have to leave INGRAHAM, his only sibling, as she battled cancer.
"He was just kind of torn because I have cancer and he was really against it (the move,)" INGRAHAM said. "I'm really quite sick and he really didn't want to leave because I'm right between my treatments. He was very involved in my kids' lives."
However, with his wife's family in Edmonton, the couple decided to move to be closer to them.
"They kind of went back and forth to decide whether or not to fly," INGRAHAM said. "They decided to drive because they thought that it would be more of an adventure."
But not without stopping in St. Catharines to spend a week with PALADICHUK's family.
"It was just a nice week. The whole family was together and we went out for dinners, we had barbecues," INGRAHAM said, adding the family celebrated FELLER- PALADICHUK's 46th birthday during their visit.
"They had left here at 8 o'clock Sunday morning and I guess the accident happened exactly 12 hours later. We were waiting for them to call (that night) and we never got the call."
It wasn't until the following afternoon that they got word on the couple's fate.
FELLER- PALADICHUK was pronounced dead at the scene, they were told, while PALADICHUK held on for a while longer before being pronounced dead in hospital.
Staff Sgt. Dan DAWSON of the Ontario Provincial Police's Superior East detachment in Wawa said their investigation indicates that BAKOS- BIANCHI was driving when she suddenly slid onto the gravel shoulder.
"They were heading south on Highway 17 and she only was on the shoulder momentarily but then shot across into the path of the northbound pickup," DAWSON said.
"We have no idea what caused it. We don't know whether something distracted her. There was nothing mechanically wrong with either vehicle.
"No witnesses: survived the crash so we'll probably never know what happened."
Police said everybody involved was wearing seat belts and the child was strapped in a car seat.
"But it wouldn't have mattered considering the severity of the collision because nobody could have survived," DAWSON said. "Both vehicles were travelling at about the posted highway speed of 90 km/h and visibility was clear.
"Other than the husband's vehicle, they were the only vehicles on the road at that time."
Family members said they've learned their loved ones had initially stopped in White River to get some gas, but it was too busy so they decided to drive another 90 kilometres to Wawa where they were going to spend the night.
"Shawna's last day of work was Friday and they left on Saturday afternoon," LUPO said.
"After stopping at White River, they had only been on the road for about five or six kilometres when the crash happened.
"If you've ever driven up north, it doesn't take a lot to go onto the gravel. It's so easy to over-correct. I suspect that's what happened."
Once they got the call, LUPO and two other uncles immediately drove to Wawa to be with BIANCHI.
"He was all alone and we didn't want him to have to deal with the horrific events all on his own," LUPO said.
"I can't say enough about the people and the community of Wawa.
"Father Trevor (SCARFONE) stayed with David in a local church to comfort him until we got there. Everybody we dealt with was amazing, from Ontario Provincial Police officer Adam GOODLETT to the people who run the Wawa Motor Inn, who didn't charge us for the room."
Friends and family can attend visitation tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chapel Ridge Funeral Home on Woodbine Ave. in Markham.
Funeral mass is at 11: 30 a.m. Saturday at Saint_John Chrysostom Catholic Church on Ontario St. in Newmarket with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-04 published
2 Canadians killed, 5 hurt in Taliban ambush
District outside Kandahar thought free of insurgents
Troops attacked while clearing area to put in new road
By Les PERREAUX, Canadian Press
Sperwan, Afghanistan -- Emboldened insurgents killed two Canadian soldiers and wounded five others yesterday in an attack on ground the Canadians took from the Taliban just weeks ago.
The small group of soldiers were providing security for road construction and holding an observation post in the former Taliban heartland about 20 kilometres west of Kandahar city when they came under attack around 4: 50 p.m. from a handful of insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.
Canadian military officials identified the dead as Sgt. Craig Paul GILLAM and Cpl. Robert Thomas James MITCHELL, both members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ontario
"They were members of the surveillance troop… a reconnaissance squadron," Col. Fred Lewis, deputy commander of the Canadian contingent, said in Kandahar. "They were conducting vehicle checkpoints and observation posts at the time."
MITCHELL "was dedicated to his family and dedicated to his military career," said his father-in-law Gary HASS of Fort Erie, Ontario
A graduate of Niagara College, MITCHELL spent part of his youth in Owen Sound, where his parents still live.
MITCHELL and his family had moved into a new home not far from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa just days before he was sent overseas.
While her husband was away, wife Leanne was raising their three young children, ages 5, 3 and 2, and studying to become a police officer.
With the latest toll, 39 Canadian soldiers and a diplomat have now been killed in Afghanistan since 2002.
Two of the wounded soldiers were reported in serious but stable condition. All the wounded were evacuated to Kandahar Airfield, the main coalition base, and described as having "non-life-threatening injuries."
Lewis indicated the scale of the attack was small, involving between two and five well-armed insurgents.
The casualties were probably caused by mortars or rocket-propelled grenades, he said.
"In this particular case, we were clearing an area to put in a road that would have allowed the economy to flow north and south through the Panjwaii area," Lewis said. "We've got to remain vigilant to the Taliban reinfiltrating into the area."
The attack prompted a quick response.
"Almost immediately other forces responded to it, treated and medevaced the casualties, and carried on with the operation," said Lt.-Col. Omer Lavoie, the ground-level commander of Canada's fighting force.
Two U.S. soldiers were also wounded nearby. It was not clear whether they were hit by the same group of insurgents or a separate ambush.
The fighting comes exactly one month after the launch of Operation Medusa, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization operation led by Canadian troops that officials boasted killed hundreds of Taliban.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Canadian officials said they had driven insurgents out of the area and had done serious damage to the ability of the insurgents to mount attacks.
Lavoie said the latest attacks are a shift back to familiar insurgent tactics after the Taliban were devastated in a more conventional fight.
"They've learned they can't take us on head-to-head in a conventional battle, so they're going back to typical insurgent tactics, (roadside bombs) and hit-and-run tactics," Lavoie said.
The fatal attack was the last in a series aimed at Canadians yesterday. The earlier attacks caused no Canadian casualties.
Soldiers of Charlie Company were the first to come under fire in the morning as they pushed along the Arghandab River, a few kilometres west of the deadly attack that would come hours later.
Insurgents fired mortars, rockets and automatic weapons at Seven Platoon of Charlie Company, the unit that was hit with a deadly ambush September 3.
The soldiers and their Afghan army counterparts returned fire and emerged unscathed.
Closer to Kandahar city a few hours later, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a Canadian convoy, setting a G-wagon jeep aflame. The suicide bomber died; no one else was injured.
Local civilians and soldiers have said Taliban have quietly seeped back into the area.

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