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

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NELLES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-01 published
WITT, Lloyd John
Lloyd John WITT passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at University Hospital in London, Ontario on Sunday, February 26th, 2006 in his 81st year. Lloyd will be sadly missed by his loving wife the former Elizabeth Ann KRUG, as well by his dear children Stanley and his wife Rita, Margaret ERIKSEN and her husband Delmer and Mary LAPOINTE and her partner Jim WILKIE. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his grandchildren: Jillian, Nathan, Peter, Daniel, Maren and her husband Mark, Ian, Melissa, Margaret and Ryan as well by his only great-granddaughter Alyna. Her was the dear brother of Arthur, Vernon, Mildred NELLES and Norma DIEGEL. Predeceased by his parents: William WITT and the former Nancy BRENNAMAN as well by a brother Earl and sister Dolores. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home, 239 Garafraxa Street, Chatsworth for visitation on Thursday afternoon and evening 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. thence to St. James Lutheran Church in the afternoon at 4: 00 p.m. Pastor Sheilah FLETCH officiating. Spring Interment: St. James Lutheran Cemetery Williamsford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, Markdale would be appreciated by the family.

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NELLES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-13 published
SMITH, John Frederick
Suddenly at Hamilton on Saturday, June 10th, 2006, John Frederick SMITH of Gobles Grove. son of Dorothy SMITH, father of Angie, Stephanie and Michael all of Stratford. Brother of Dan and his wife Myra and Lenore and her husband Clayton LONG, all of Port Elgin. Nephew of Bonnie NELLES of London, John will be missed by his life long friend David NELLES of Stratford, and many fishing buddies from Hamilton to Port Elgin and beyond. Predeceased by his father John and by his sister Rozanne. John was born 48 years ago in Stratford, but his heart for the past 35 years has been in Port Elgin (preferably in a boat with a fishing pole in his hand). John's motto “Women Adore Me, Fish Fear Me!” There will be a celebration of John's life on Thursday, June 15th, 2006, at the Brucedale Community Centre, 12th Concession of Bruce Twp., East of Hwy #21, first place on the left in the first quarter mile. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to John's favourite charity the Children's Aid Society. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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NELLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
ORMEROD, Thomas Edwin " Budd"
At the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday February 12, 2006, Thomas Edwin "Budd" ORMEROD of R.R.#1 Mt. Elgin in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Violet (HUNSLEY.) Dear father of Gary ORMEROD of Chiliwack, British Columbia, Judy NELLES of London, Betty and husband Don KELLY of Collingwood, Linda PRATT of Tillsonburg, Pat and husband Peter BOESTERD of R.R.#7 Tillsonburg, Karen GAULIN of R.R.#1 Monetteville, Lori and husband James SMITH of Delmer, Kim and husband Gary NETHERCOTT of Dorchester. He will be sadly missed by his 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by son Lloyd, son-in-law Wayne PRATT and sister Marie. A private family service will be held on Wednesday February 15th with Reverend Robert WIDDOWSON officiating. Interment Delmer Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Cancer Society or Delmer Cemetery would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, Norwich. (519) 863-3020.

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NELLES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
RUGGIER, Lorenza (née DEMARCO)
Passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, Saint Thomas on Sunday, April 2, 2006, in her 83rd year. Born in Vittoriosa, Malta, August 21, 1923, the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Connie (BUGEJA) DEMARCO, she came to Saint Thomas from Malta in 1948. Lorenza was a member of Holy Angels' Roman Catholic Church. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. RUGGIER (1991.) Dearly loved mother of Rina JOHNSON and her husband Larry of Saint Thomas, Margaret SIDDALL and her husband Gary of Chatham, Mary NELLES of Straffordville, and Tony RUGGIER and his wife Rosemary of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Joseph DEMARCO and his wife Carmela of London. Also fondly remembered by 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Lora RUGGIER, granddaughter, Caroline RUGGIER, son-in-law, Gerald NELLES, a sister, Mary DEMARCO and a brother, Francis DEMARCO. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 7 p.m.) The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels' Roman Catholic Church, Saint Thomas on Wednesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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

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NELLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
BIRD, William Allen
Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 65, after a lengthy struggle with lung disease. Bill is survived by his personal patient advocate, primary caregiver, best friend, and much-loved first-born daughter, Cheryl Anne BIRD. He is also survived by his beloved sister Frances REEVE. There is a long list of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles who will miss his mischievous wit, particularly Auntie Bonnie NELLES of London. Bill was predeceased in April, 2003 by his sweetheart and wife of 40 years, Rozanne Anita SMITH in January of 1992 by their younger daughter Wendy LENORE; and in May, 2005 by Bill's "big brother" of almost 60 years, Norman (Champ) REEVE. He was also predeceased by his parents Rowland (Bud) and Susan (Quail) BIRD; and by a younger sister and brother Laurel Ann and Clyde Lionel BIRD. The family will receive Friends at Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. (east of Kennedy Road) on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 from 7-9 p.m., and on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 10-11 a.m. A memorial service will be held in the Ogden Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Bill will be widely remembered for the varied careers he followed, and the full and active life he lived as a parent and volunteer throughout Ontario. From school in Toronto where he earned a B.A. equivalency in Journalism, he established an award-winning career as a reporter, photographer, editor and columnist with daily newspapers in Simcoe, Stratford, Kingston, Toronto and Sudbury. Bill moved next into industrial public relations and organizational communication with Honeywell in Toronto, and then for 10 years ending in 1978 with the Falconbridge Group of companies out of Sudbury. Along the way, Bill and the family became devotees of the sport of 5 Pin Bowling, and he became a dedicated volunteer in the Sudbury area and on Provincial and National Boards of Directors. Sport and industry leaders were impressed enough to hire him away from Falconbridge, and from 1978 until 1987 when he resigned, he helped build the Ontario 5 Pin Bowlers' Association into one of the largest and richest amateur sport governing bodies in the province. For the next 17 years until he fell ill, he was happily self employed as a communication consultant, courier and deck builder. As a boy, Bill's mother taught him that truly "charitable" gifts ought to be anonymous and involve more than just money. To that end he selflessly made 245 donations of whole blood, plasma, and platelets before ill health made him an ineligible donor. In Kingston, Toronto and Sudbury he also laboured behind the scenes as a publicist, volunteer recruiter and fund raiser for the Red Cross, Lions Clubs, Young Men's Christian Association, and Boys Clubs. He served as President of Corporate Communicators Canada, an executive in its Toronto chapter, and founder of its Northern Ontario chapter, and was a founder of the International Association of Business Communicators. Bill was the first elected Secretary General of the International Bowling Association, and with Rozanne, officiated at the first two International Bowling Association World Championships, in Manila in the Philippines, and then in Scarborough. An early booster of the government-developed National Coaching Certification Program, Bill criss-crossed Ontario for several years teaching Technical courses to bowlers, and Theory courses to coaches involved in a wide variety of amateur sports. In 1996, he was finally inducted to the 5 Pin Bowling Hall of Fame. In lieu of flowers, and in appreciation of the excellent care both Bill and Rozanne received there, the family requests donations in his memory be made instead to the Centenary Site, Rouge Valley Health System Foundation, 2867 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, M1E 4B9.

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

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NELLIE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-02-01 published
NELLIE BERTHA TRUDEAU " ZIIBIIKWE"
In memory of Nellie Bertha Trudeau "ZiiBiikwe", who passed away peacefully
at home surrounded by family and Friends on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 6
am. Daughter of Louis and Mary Trudeau (both predeceased). Loving sister to
Ann McEwen and Ernie, Jeff Trudeau (predeceased) and Rosemarie, Clement
Trudeau and Doris, Julie Ominika and Agillius (both predeceased), Agnes
Trudeau (predeceased), Frank Trudeau (predeceased) and Mary Agnes, Elsie
Jamieson, Phillip Trudeau (predeceased), Marjorie Trudeau. Sadly missed by
many nieces and nephews, god children and relatives. Fondly remembered by
her Rain Dance Lodge family and community. Rested at Wasse Abin High School,
Wikwemikong, Ontario from 4: 30 pm Friday January 27, 2006 until Funeral Mass
11: 00 am Monday January 30, 2006 at Holy Cross Mission Church, Wikwemikong,
Ontario. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery. Donations to Bertha's memory
would be appreciated to Daffodil Terrace. Arrangements in care of Island
Funeral Home.

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NELLIGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-16 published
NELLIGAN, Stephen Thomas " Steve"
At his residence, on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Stephen Thomas "Steve" NELLIGAN in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Betty V. NELLIGAN (1992.) Dear father of Michael NELLIGAN (Kimberly.) Loving grandfather of Meaghan, Denise and Farrah. Brother of Barry NELLIGAN (Mary) and Patrick NELLIGAN (Elizabeth.) Brother-in-law of Frances NELLIGAN and Noreen NELLIGAN. Dear friend of Ruth BEATTIE. Predeceased by his son P.W. "Flip" NELLIGAN (October 2005) and his brothers Frank NELLIGAN (2004) and Joseph NELLIGAN (2005). Visitors will be received at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street on Friday from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church (345 Lyle Street at York) on Saturday at 8: 00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery.

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NELLIGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
ANNIS, James Thomas
It is with great sadness that we announce that Jim passed away on October 7, 2006 at the Garry Armstrong Home in Ottawa. Jim was born on December 13, 1917 in Hibbert Township. Predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Mabel Margaret (FAWCETT) ANNIS, brother Gordon and daughter Evelyn FISHER (David deceased.) Lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Marie (née VINCENT,) his daughters Dorinda McCARTHY and Sandra WALKER (David,) grandchildren, Melanie, Lori (Bob), Matthew (Kendra), Michael, Meagan, Erin, Alicia and Jessica, sisters Frances NELLIGAN (Frank deceased) and Doris McDERMOTT (Robert deceased.) Jim graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, in Guelph. Following his graduation, he practiced for a year at Blyth, Ontario before joining the Department of Agriculture with the federal government. He was assigned to Vancouver until 1948 and later worked in Windsor, Toronto, Regina, Ottawa and Moncton retiring to London, Ontario in 1978. He and his wife moved to Ottawa in the spring of 2005. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Thursday from 1: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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NELLIGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-17 published
NELLIGAN, Pauline A.
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother who passed away, November 17, 1997.
No one knows the silent heartaches,
Only those who have loved can tell,
The grief we bear in silence,
For the one we loved so well.
Forever loved and sadly missed by husband Michael, daughter Mary Michelle, son Fred and his wife Doris and grandchildren Ashleigh, Joseph and Matthew.

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NELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
TROLLOPE, Elizabeth (née McKINNON)
Peacefully on Saturday, January 7th, 2006, at the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown. Betty, formerly of Toronto, in her 87th year. Endeared wife of John TROLLOPE and loving mother and friend of Brian and his wife Carol of Ottawa, Diane of Sudbury and Robert and his wife Bonnie of Rockwood. Cherished grandmother of Heather NELLIS (Miles) and Teressa. Predeceased by her sister Ruth VEALE and by her brother Bruce McKINNON. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Elizabeth will be remembered for her cheerful smile and friendly manner towards everyone. The family would like to sincerely thank the Bennett Health Care Centre for their outstanding care to Elizabeth during her stay. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, January 11th, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Interment will take place at Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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NELLIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
MURRAY, Willis David " Bud"
Peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at Halton Hills Extendicare, Georgetown in his 90th year. Cherished husband of Lorene. Dear father of Bonnie and her husband Robert TROLLOPE and Laura and her husband Wayne MURRAY. Loving grandpa to Heather and her husband Miles NELLIS. Special thanks to the caring staff at Halton Hills, Extendicare. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. Toronto, on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown.

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NELSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-09 published
MORRIS, Ralph E.
Peacefully after a short stay in hospital and a courageous battle with cancer, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Saturday January 7, 2006. Ralph E. MORRIS of Goderich in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late Fran MORRIS. Proud father of Beth (Lincoln) HODGES, Rebecca (Trevor) HAUBRICH and grandfather of Rachel, Luke and Liam. Also survived by sister Isabel (Don) NELSON and caring Friends Paul and Wilma DUCKWORTH and Ray (Lisa) CRANSTON. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday January 10, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Goderich Medical Clinic Campaign gratefully acknowledged.

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NELSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-06 published
HORNER, Harvey John Ernest
Peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, February 3, 2006. Harvey HORNER of Markdale in his 68th year. son of the late Ernest and Ada (née LITTLE) HORNER. Beloved husband of Betty. Loving father of Karen (Paul) PHILLIPS, Cheryl, Paul (Colleen) HORNER, all of Markdale and Christine (Larry) BROWNRIDGE of Wasaga Beach. Dear grandpa of Paul, Megan, Tyler, Catherine, Courtney, Jennifer, Kathy and Kristen. Brother of Ilene (Harold) MARKLE, Shirley (Don) PHILLIPS, Dora (Joe) CHURCH, Rilla (Mike) ADNEY, Heather (Keith) NELSON, Neil HORNER and Edwin (Lenore) HORNER. Predeceased by a brother in infancy, sister Lorna, sister-in-law Paulette, niece Gloria and nephew Jimmy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, Markdale on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Markdale Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Markdale Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 371-8507.

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NELSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-13 published
SUTHERLAND, Hilda Elene (NELSON)
At the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton on Monday, June 12th, 2006, at the age of 94 years, the former Hilda NELSON, wife of the late Harold SUTHERLAND, mother of Don and his wife Carole SUTHERLAND, and Doug SUTHERLAND, all of Port Elgin, and Sandra and her husband Ray ROBERTS of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, She is survived by four grandchildren, Susan and her husband George BROWN of Port Elgin, Cathy and her husband Steve EVERITT of Deep River, Sara and her husband Mark CAMPBELL of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, and Mark ROBERTS and His partner Charene WEST of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Matthew BROWN, Jamie and Kyle EVERITT, and Brady and Parker CAMPBELL, and by one sister Gladys LAYCOCK of Newmarket. Predeceased by two sisters, Tess (Mrs. Heather ROBERTSON,) and Marie, (Mrs. Frank ANTHES,) and two brothers Howard NELSON and Stewart NELSON. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday evening, June 14th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday morning at 11 a.m., , with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin Memorial contributions to the Port Elgin United Church Building Fund, or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy, Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-06 published
BARRON, Doris
At Southampton Care Centre, on Sunday July 2, 2006. Doris BARRON of Southampton in her 90th year. Loving cousin of the late Beryl BOWDEN (née NELSON) and the late Bill BOWDEN. She will fondly be missed and remembered as a cousin to three generations of the Bowden family. Predeceased by her brothers, John and Norman. A Memorial Service will be conducted from the Chapel, at the Eagleson Funeral Home, on Saturday July 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Keith REYNOLDS will officiate. Expression of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-12 published
Body found in parking lot
34-year-old Owen Sound man charged with manslaughter
By Jonathon JACKSON with files from Michael DEN TANDT and Bill HENRY, Page A1
An Owen Sound man has been charged with manslaughter after the death of an Owen Sound businessman died after what police believe may have been an "altercation" Monday night.
James MORELLI, 34, has been remanded in custody pending a bail hearing today. He was charged after William "Larry" HILSDEN was found unconsciious in a downtown parking lot Monday night.
Two people were originally taken into custody Tuesday, but one was later released.
Chief Tom KAYE of the Owen Sound Police Services said earlier Tuesday, before any charges had been laid, that police were " investigating it as though there were foul play involved, but to what extent that is, we don't know."
Yellow crime scene tape cordoned off a large section of the municipal parking lot behind the Golden Sand restaurant, formerly the Ritz Cafe, on Tuesday.
Const. Chantelle BEIRNES of the Mount Forest-based Ontario Provincial Police Forensic Identification Unit and acting Capt. Greg SCOTT of Owen Sound Fire and Emergency Services filmed the lot from an aerial fire truck.
James MORTON lives in an apartment above the restaurant. He said in an interview he was returning from a walk Monday night when he saw two men in the parking lot. One was lying on the ground next to the open driver's door of a truck, his legs under the vehicle.
"I thought the other guy had beat him up or something," MORTON said, "but he said, 'I found him like this and I can't get a pulse.' I tried and I couldn't get one either."
MORTON said the first man called 911. Emergency services worked on the unconscious man for some time before moving him to the Owen Sound hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of death was not released by police and hospital staff declined to provide that information. Police said in a news release Tuesday night an autopsy will be performed in London on Thursday.
Darlene NELSON, a server at the Golden Sand restaurant, said HILSDEN was a regular customer at the restaurant, eating there between five and seven days a week.
"He was my landlord for six years and I love him dearly," NELSON said.
She said HILSDEN, 61, ate a late meal Monday and left through the rear entrance at about 10 p.m. According to a news release from the city police, he was found unconscious approximately 30 minutes later in the parking lot.
Few other details have been released but acting Staff Sgt. Vince WURFEL said in the news release police would like to speak to anyone who "may have witnessed an altercation in the municipal parking lot in the 900 block of 3rd Avenue East."
People are asked to call the police at 519-376-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
HILSDEN owned a number of residential properties and businesses in and near Owen Sound over the years. They included a restaurant along the East Bayshore Road, a downtown home electronics store called Hilsden Sight and Sound and the Ted and Grace's snack bar at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 14th Street West. He was in the process of rebuilding Ted and Grace's after a 2004 fire gutted the landmark.
"He was always a good employer to work for," said Jamie JOHNSTON, who worked for several years at Hilsden Sight and Sound. "He always treated us good… even when times were tough, he always made sure I got paid."
HILSDEN's brother, Ronald HILSDEN, said Tuesday the family did not wish to comment.

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NELSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-12 published
NELSON, D. Willard, P.Eng.
In his 86th year, on Sunday, December 10, 2006 in the presence of his family, at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband and best friend to Jean (née BEATTY) for 56 years. Loving father to Ann (Don POWADIUK), Keith (E. Ann), Jim and the late Paul. Dear grandfather to Kate, Emily, Kevin, Brett, Craig, Michael and Ian. Born at Elsinore, Ontario, son of Howard NELSON and Ida Craig NELSON. Brother to Ken; Don; Marion; Ross; the late Alec; the late Keith; and the late Lorna. Willard served in World War 2 as a fighter pilot. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter “peel” Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice. Turner and Porter

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
DELATINSKY, Lois Dorothy
At Welland Hospital on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Michael DELATINSKY (2000.) Very dear friend of Ruth and Thomas NELSON and their children James NELSON and April and Philip WACHEL all of Welland. Predeceased by her brother Harry LANG and sisters Dorothy GRAHAM and Victoria LANG. Mother of Richard DELATINSKY. Survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 5th, 2006 at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, January 6th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Glen WELLS officiating. Interment Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On line condolences through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca. A donation in memory of Mrs. DELATINSKY is being made to Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
PEAL, William " Bill" " Ham"
At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 16, 2006, Ham (Bill/William) was born at Rockwood, Ontario, January 4, 1920, eldest son of George W. and Myrtle (HAMILTON) PEAL. Husband for 67 years of Ada Lorraine ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (2005,) father of Joy Donna (Sanford) BENDER of Guelph and David William (Shirley) PEAL of Winnipeg. Survived by sister Gloria (Dave) NELSON, grandchildren Donna (Bryan) HOLST and Douglas SMITH and great-grandchildren Erika, Geordan, Hayley and Wyatt. Predeceased by siblings: Irene, Ruth, Joy and Bradley and youngest son James Robert PEAL (1969.) Ham served with the 12th Field Royal Canadian Artillery in France from June 6 to July 18, 1944; was a member of the 12th Field Regiment Association, a member and past president of Branch 197 Royal Canadian Legion in Acton, a former volunteer fire-fighter and councilor for the Town of Acton, as well as an original member of "Acton's Pride and Joy: The Five Straws". Following World War 2, Ham spent most of his working years in the heavy trucking industry, making the move from power unit to desk in the late '60s with Trimac Transportation System, with whom he served as operations and branch manager in various locations until his retirement in 1985. The family will receive Friends at the MacKinnon Family Funeral Home "Shoemaker Chapel", 55 Mill Street East, Acton (1-877-421-9860 toll free) on Monday, February 20th from 7-9 p.m. with a Legion tribute to follow. The Funeral Service will be held in the "Shoemaker Chapel" on Tuesday, February 21st at two o'clock with the Reverend Canon Laurie DUBY officiating. Spring Inurnment, Rockwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a remembrance may care to do so via donations to the Salvation Army or charity of personal choice.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
ERSKINE, Robert M.
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday February 25, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Viola Jean (NELSON) ERSKINE (July 26, 2001.) Loved father of Bob ERSKINE of London, Dave and his wife Lina ERSKINE of St. Thomas and Kathy and her husband Mike MacHON of Union. Loved grandfather of Lisa, David, Jason, Mandy, Dawn, Dana and Dianna. Sadly missed by 8 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Natalie ERSKINE of London, Norma and her husband Bob LEWIS of London, Jack ERSKINE of British Columbia and Gerald and his wife Joyce ERSKINE of Ottawa. Robert was born in London, Ontario on July 8, 1921, the son of the late Leonard and Lottie ERSKINE. He was a retired plumber and last worked for Ambrose Plumbing. He served overseas during World War 2 and was a member of the Legion in London and was also a Mason. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Visitation Friday from 7-9 p.m.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
NELSON, Etta
On Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Baycrest Apotex Centre. Etta NELSON, beloved wife of the late Morris NELSON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Sylvia and the late Herman KOSKY. Devoted grandmother of Suzanne and Joel, Barbara and Sheldon, and Wendy and Vern. Doting great-grandmother of Alex, Arielle, Russell, Matthew, and Henry. Special thanks to Nita and to the 6th Floor staff at Baycrest Apotex Centre. A Graveside service will be held at the Or Shalom Synagogue section of Or Shalom Cemetery, London, Ontario, on Friday, March 3rd at 12: 00 noon. Shiva, beginning Sunday at 2727 Yonge Street, Suite 514, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Etta Nelson Fund, c/o Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875 or to the Canadian Cancer Society. 1-888-939-3333.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
NELSON, Frances
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother, Frances, who left us 6 years ago March 22, 2000.
As time unfolds another year,
Memories keep you ever near,
Silent thoughts of time together,
Holds memories that will last forever.
Remembered with love, your family.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-25 published
NELSON, J. Denys
Suddenly on April 19. Beloved father of Nora DYMENT (Summerside, Prince Edward Island) and cherished grandfather of Brad and Heather. Brother of Doctor Gordon NELSON (Waterloo) and Nora LONGWORTH (Strathroy.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews. No visitation by family request.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
BROOKS, Joanne (née WATSON)
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the Londod Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital), as the result of a motor vehicle accident, in her 64th year. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Stirling BROOKS and loved mother of Shelly and her husband Ted STURK of Saint Thomas, Sue and husband Neal MUSCHETT of Oakville and John BROOKS and his wife Rebekah WYMENGA of Saint Thomas and special friend and mentor of Michelle TERRY- NELSON of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Linda WATSON- KAUFMAN and her husband Gregg of Georgia and Lois and her husband Ron HALL of Hamilton. Deeply loved grandmother of Clayton and Nicholas, Gregory, Katherine, Parker and Serenity. Sadly missed by 2 nephews and 1 niece. Joanne was born in Saint Thomas on August 13, 1942, the daughter of the late Earl and Faye (PRIDDLE) WATSON of Saint Thomas. She lived most of her life in Saint Thomas and was active in her community throughout her life. Joanne worked for Saint Thomas Ford and formerly owned and operated Joanne's Beauty Shop and the Bambi Shop. She was a former Mayor and Alderman for the City of Saint Thomas and sat on the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Board, was a founder and President of Christmas Care, President of Beta Sigma Phi, Board member of the Trillium Foundation, a member of First United Church and numerous other community organizations. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to First United Church where a service to celebrate Joanne's life will be held at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Joanne Brooks Community Charity Foundation.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
FURANNA, Mary Jane (DIGNAN)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Monday, June 5, 2006 Mary Jane (DIGNAN) FURANNA. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Louis (Tony) FURANNA. Loving mother of Mary Beth FURANNA and her partner Dennis NELSON, Pegi McINTOSH and her husband Don, Cathy DOWLING and her husband Robert, Marion McCANN and her husband Stephen, Ted FURANNA and his wife Rita (née BURAGINA) and Michael FURANNA. Dear grandmother of Kyle McINTOSH, Laura and Michelle DOWLING, Joseph, Elizabeth and Stephanie McCANN, Ellen FURANNA, Amanda, Riley and Nicolle FURANNA. Dear sister of Ralph Hubert (Dig) DIGNAN and his wife Muffy FERRARO, Edward P. DIGNAN, III and his wife Amy, Marion Elizabeth (Betty) STEEL and her partner Bob HAMILTON and Gerald Joseph (Gerry) DIGNAN and his wife Dolores. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Wednesday evening at 8: 30 o'clock. Catholic Women's League Prayers will be on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-07 published
NELSON, Ken
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather Ken NELSON who passed away ten years ago, July 7, 1996.
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts, you are always there.
Time passes but memories stay
Quietly remembered everyday.
Doris, Doug and Nancy, Brian, Brenda and Steve and six grandchildren

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-01 published
NELSON, Frances Alberta (née BAKER)
Of Rodney passed away peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Saturday, September 30, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Albert NELSON (1984.) Loving mother of Joan CAMPBELL and her husband Ken of Kingsville. Dear grandmother of Blair CAMPBELL and his wife Lesia of Etobicoke and Craig CAMPBELL and his wife Katrina of Calgary, Alberta. Great grandmother of Katya, Larysa and Collin. Dear sister of Maude ARTHUR of Hamilton. Survived by sister-in-law Isobel RUTTER of Saint Thomas and Grace THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Nelson) of Petrolia. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Lillie BAKER, brothers Albert and Lee (Evelyn) BAKER and sister Marion MILLMAN. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel, 212 Furnival Rd. on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Pastor R. KARN officiating. Interment Rodney cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Beattie Haven would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
CRICHTON, Mary (NELSON)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Monday, October 2nd, 2006, Mary (NELSON) CRICHTON of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Henry David CRICHTON. Dear mother of N. Alexander CRICHTON and his wife Wendy Mae of Aylmer, and Henry D. CRICHTON and his wife Christine WHEELER of London. Dear sister of William NELSON and his wife Lillian of Toronto. Predeceased by her 3 sisters Jean, Janet and Elizabeth and her 3 brothers Alexander, Jim and Duncan. Also loved by her 11 grandchildren Andrew, Matthew, Wendy, Glenn, Janice, Mark, David, Ryan, Michael, Catriona and Alix. Dear cousin of Mr. and Mrs. William DRINNAN of Toronto and also remembered by the Frazer family of London. There will be no funeral home visitation. Private interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, N6E 1A2. A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, in care of arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
BRINN, Archie Roy
Of R.R.#7 Saint Thomas, on Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the late E. Freida (EPPLE) BRINN and dear father of Bill BRINN and his friend Kristine NELSON, Lisa KOYLE and her husband Chris and Roy and his wife Pauline, all of Saint Thomas. Dear brother of Wesley BRINN, Leanor McLEAN, Eleanor KREMPER, Hilda HALENER and Muriel FAULKNER. Predeceased by 2 brothers Ross and Jack and a sister Violet. Loved grandmother of Brandon, Kyle, Ryan, Jason, Stephen and Joshua. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Archie was a retired truck driver. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
MORRISON, Henry Lloyd
84, of Mitchell passed away at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Thursday, December 14, 2006. Beloved husband of Ruth (AHRENS) MORRISON. Dear father of Shirley YOUNG and Bryan NELSON of Glencoe, Rod MORRISON and Debbie GLAVIN of Exeter and Dennis and Cheryl MORRISON of Ingersoll; loving grandfather of Terri PITT, Sheri (Jamie) SQUIRE, Christine MORRISON, Chad MORRISON and Brady MORRISON loving great-grandfather of Ryan, Matthew and Allyson PITT, Jesie, Shane, Morgan and Melissa SQUIRE; dear brother of Ileen SCHNEIDER of Stratford and Harold and Nancy MORRISON of Kitchener; dear brother-in-law of Wilfred and Isabella AHRENS of Hamilton, Alvin and Mae AHRENS of Stratford and Nancy AHRENS of Dunnville. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Alex and Florence (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) MORRISON, brother Stewart MORRISON, brothers-in-law Gordon SCHNEIDER and Harold AHRENS. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Susan CAMERON officiating. Interment in Fullarton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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NELSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
NELSON, Ruth (née FOSTER)
At Valleyview Home for the Aged, Saint Thomas on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Ruth NELSON of Aylmer in her 80th year. Beloved wife of William NELSON. Dear mother of Valerie CAITHNESS and husband Don of Brockville, Paul NELSON and wife Flora of Hanover and Laurie NELSON of Caledon. Loved by her grandchildren Rob, Adam, Christian and wife Ines, Delage and Micaela. Sister of Donald FOSTER of London, Pauline ROBERTS of Aylmer, and Kay HOWE and husband Mac of Kingston. Born in Malahide Township, Ontario on October 23, 1927. Daughter of the late Bert and Vera (LEARN) FOSTER. Ruth was a member of St. Pauls United Church, Aylmer and she volunteered in many capacities in Aylmer and surrounding rural areas. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday December 30, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Donald GRAHAM, officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saint Paul's United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-08 published
LAMBERT, Harry S.
Peacefully, accompanied by his wife and two daughters at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive on March 7, 2006 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Rheta (née NELSON) for 58 years. Loving father of Kathryn WATKINS (Ron) and Elizabeth SHAUGHNESSY (Jerry HENDRIKS.) Dear grandfather of Charles WATKINS, Mark SHAUGHNESSY, Amy WATKINS and Scott SHAUGHNESSY. Survived by sister Maye WALKER. Pre-deceased by sisters Dorothy GODFREY and Marguerite BURNS. Special thanks for the compassionate care from the 2 West Staff at P.R.H.C. A Memorial Service will be held at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Little Lake Cemetery. In memory of Harry, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated by the family.

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NELSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-02-15 published
SHEARER, Dorothy May
Passed away suddenly at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Monday, February 6, 2006. Dorothy May SHEARER of Wasaga Beach, In her 70th year. Beloved wife of Ross SHEARER. Dear mother of Darlene (Graham) BRAGGER of Orangeville, Dawn SHEARER (John MATTHEWS) of Coldwater and Tracey (Cam) WATTS of Orangeville. Loved grandmother of Danielle, Samantha, Christopher, Alison, Kerrie, Kristen and Ben and great grandmother of Adden. Sister of Bonnie SALMINEN, Betty NELSON and the late Edith FAWCETT. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale after 12: 30 p.m. Thursday, February 9, followed by Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Cremation. Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca
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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
MAYNARD, Catherine Alice (née WALKER)
Of Leamington, Ontario has died peacefully in her sleep in her winter home in Florida of a heart condition just recently diagnosed. She was born in Guelph, March 3, 1911 where her brother John resides, and graduated from Mac Hall in 1932. With her husband Neil, who predeceased her in 1984, she provided a loving, nuturing and generous home for Ron, Karen and Jill and welcomed into their lives Sally LYTLE who died in 2000, and Louise NELSON, Jim ROSS and Paul LEE, Q.C. She adored her grandchildren Douglas who died in 1999, Christine and Anthony GIGLIO, Mary Katherine and Shaun O'HERN and Allison MORALES, Heather and Raymond JABLONSKI and Jamie Ross and Christina JACKSON and enjoyed the fun of 12 great grandchildren. We will treasure forever our memories of this classy wonderful lady who had an indomitable spirit. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631), on Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 2-3 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Catherine's life at 3 p.m. Reverend Scott McANDLESS officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-08 published
ELLIS, Beverley Ann (née NELSON)

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-19 published
BOULTON, Helen Harrison (née HOPKINS)
Peacefully, in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Montreal General Hospital. Dearest daughter of the late Harry and Margaret HOPKINS of Toronto, and sister of the late Lorraine DEVLIN. Beloved wife of the late William D'Arcy BOULTON. Adored aunt of Julie (Fred BALLING,) Jane, and Lesley DEVLIN Diana Boulton McNEILL (Duncan); Margot Parsons BROWN and Jane Parsons LYONS; Carolyn SHILTON, Lisa NELSON, and David MARLER. Cherished great-aunt of Kristin; Ellie, Kate and Alexander; and a large family of great-nieces and great-nephews and their children in the United States. The family wishes to thank the nursing and medical staff of Montreal General Hospital 15E for the kind and compassionate care Helen received during the final days of her life. Memorial service on Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath Street. Gifts in memory of Helen may be sent to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Montérégie, 178 ch. du Vide, Ste-Angèle-de-Monnoir, Québec J0L 1P0; or to The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
LINSTEAD, Pearl Mildred (NELSON)
(October 27, 1910-April 11, 2006)
Pearl was born to homesteaders Jacob and Bessie NELSON in a sod shack near Ceylon, Saskatchewan., the third of six children. After being raised on the family farm, she attended Normal School in Regina. Her teaching career began in a one-room school and continued for many years throughout Saskatchewan., Alberta, and British Columbia After her husband, Jimmy, retired they moved to Saratoga Beach, Vancouver Island in 1967. Jimmy and Pearl moved to Victoria for a few years and later returned to enjoy the serenity of the Comox Valley. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jimmy on April 11, 1991, Pearl then shared a home with her older sister, Connie (ERICKSON) until 1998. Just prior to her 90th birthday, Pearl became a resident of Glacier View Lodge, Courtney, British Columbia, where she remained until her passing. Pearl was predeceased by her brothers Milo and Clarence, and her sisters Opal and Connie, and is survived by one younger brother, Everett (Ada) NELSON of Radville, Saskatchewan. and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all her family and the countless Friends she made throughout her life. Her niece, Orla (Bruce) BOLTON, and other members of Pearl's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Glacier View for their loving care of Pearl during her time there. No service by request. A family gathering will be held in Comox in her memory at a later date.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-24 published
McNAIR, Graydon " Gay" Alexander; B.A. (1936-2006)
Capt. Toronto Scottish Regiment, Justice of the Peace
The battle is over, the warrior has gone home. Graydon left us on June 22, 2006 with his family by his side, at Sunnybrook Hospital. Graydon's most precious gift was his family and he will be greatly missed by his loving wife and best friend Gail of 45 years; his two daughters who he was so very proud of, Lynn McNAIR (Darryl WOLANSKI) and Heather (James) NELSON and his five grandchildren Benjamin, Cameron and Kate (WOLANSKI,) Brianna and Mackenzie (NELSON) whom he thought were the most beautiful grandchildren a Pappa could have. He will be missed by his many Friends and family. For those of us whose lives he touched, he will always be remembered. Graydon was truly a wonderful man. He enjoyed the outdoor life and was a member of the Franklin Fishing Club. He loved skiing, a sport he shared with many. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Sunday, June 25th from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held in the chapel on Monday, June 26th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Graydon to the Colorectal Cancer Research-Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-05 published
BARRON, Doris
At Southampton Care Centre, on Sunday July 2, 2006. Doris BARRON of Southampton in her 90th year. Loving cousin of the late Beryl BOWDEN (née NELSON) and the late Bill BOWDEN. She will fondly be missed and remembered as a cousin to three generations of the Bowden family. Predeceased by her brothers, John and Norman. A Memorial Service will be conducted from the Chapel, at the Eagleson Funeral Home, on Saturday July 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Keith REYNOLDS will officiate. Expression of Remembrance to the Southampton United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-20 published
MARCOTTE, Jeannette E. (PARENT,) C.D.
Mrs. Jeannette (Jan) E. MARCOTTE, 91, widow of the late Henri J. MARCOTTE, of Moncton, New Brunswick passed away Saturday, 16 September, following a brief illness. Jeannette was the daughter of the late Doctor and Mrs. Charles E. PARENT and was pre-deceased by sister Alice and brother Eugene. "Jan" is survived by nephews Maurice and Gerard, Saskatchewan., Robert, Alberta, nieces Monique LOVATT, Nicole BAILEY and Jeannine NELSON, Saskatchewan., Godson Mark CIMON of Ontario and Godddaughter Jeannette FERNER of British Columbia and by adoptive family Ralph and Audrey McGILLIVARY, Riverview, New Brunswick. Also, special Friends from coast to coast in Canada, U.S. and Europe. "Jan", as she was known to everyone, graduated from the St. Boniface School of Nursing, Winnipeg (R.N.) and McGill University, Montreal (Dip. Public Health). She was a former Matron for Air Defence and Maritime Command during the 1950/60 period. She retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1962. Funeral Mass at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Moncton, Saturday, September 23, 2006, 11 a.m. Interment, Regina, Saskatchewan. Donations to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital, the Doctor George L. Dumont Hospital Foundation, the IWK Childrens Hospital (Halifax) or charity of choice. Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) in care of arrangements, www.fergusonknowlesfh.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-08 published
REID, William Adair (1922-2006)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill REID on December 5th, 2006. Bill is survived by Annette, his loving wife of 57 years, daughter Diana (Chris NELSON,) grand_sons Derek and Colin STEVEN, and nieces Audrey and Allison CARRUTHERS, Glasgow, Scotland. Born in North Vancouver, Bill returned to Scotland in 1934 with his family. During World War 2 he served in both the British and Canadian Armies. Following the war he remained in Scotland to continue his studies, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1947. The same year Bill joined Price Waterhouse in Vancouver, subsequently his career in British Columbia included Comptroller of Union Steamships, Assistant Comptroller of Canadian Pacific Airlines and Chief Financial Officer of Wellwood and Canadian Collieries. In 1967 Bill joined J.D. Irving Ltd., head quartered in Saint John, New Brunswick and the family moved to Rothesay, New Brunswick where Bill and Annette resided until his retirement in 1992. The following year they returned to British Columbia, taking up residence in West Vancouver. Bill was a Life Member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Canada, British Columbia and New Brunswick, a founding member of the Vancouver Chapter of the Financial Executive Institute and a Life Member of the Vancouver Club. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at. St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 1068 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, the Venerable Lou Rivers officiating, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society of British Columbia or the charity of your choice. Hollyburn Funeral Home (604) 922-1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-12 published
NELSON, D. Willard, P.Eng.
In his 86th year, on Sunday, December 10, 2006 in the presence of his family, at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband and best friend to Jean (née BEATTY) for 56 years. Loving father to Ann (Don POWADIUK), Keith (E. Ann), Jim and the late Paul. Dear grandfather to Kate, Emily, Kevin, Brett, Craig, Michael and Ian. Born at Elsinore, Ontario, son of Howard NELSON and Ida Craig NELSON. Brother to Ken; Don; Marion; Ross; the late Alec; the late Keith; and the late Lorna. Willard served in World War 2 as a fighter pilot. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-19 published
NELSON, Elizabeth H. Crane (née ROXBOROUGH)
Mother of Marian C. Law LEDREW and Carolyn E. Crane DORIS, Grandmother of Robert LAW, Barry LAW, Catherine DORIS and Brian DORIS. Great-grandmother of Kristi and Derek. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road), Markham, on Thursday, December 20th, 2006 from 9: 30 a.m. until time of service held in the chapel 10: 30 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
PILLA, Libera " Lisa"
Born August 20, 1916 and passed away peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2006 at the Tullamore Nursing Home. Lisa, survived by her husband Angelo. Loving mother of Angela (John PILLA,) George PILLA, Antonietta (Nick MARINO), Joe PILLA (Brenda), Diana (Randy NELSON) and the late Susan (Jack RAYER.) Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Pasqualina and Lucia. Family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga (just west of Cawthra), 905-272-4040, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday from St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 782 Brown's Line at 10 a.m. Entombment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. In memory of Lisa, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
NELSON, Dorothy Beryl (née CARSON)
The death occurred at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, January 5, 2006. Dorothy NELSON, beloved wife of Dean NELSON, and dear mother of Dennis (Cynthia) of Stouffville and Karen of Vancouver, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of Cliffton and the late Dion. Visitation for Mrs. Dorothy NELSON will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1N9, 705-789-5252, on Friday, January 6 from 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday, January 7 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
THOMS, Michael
Long time employee and recently retired from Nortel Networks. Suddenly, at his home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, January 8th, 2006 at the age of 57. Beloved life long companion of Karen CADEAU. son of the late Captain William and Marie THOMS. Dear brother of James (Leanne) THOMS, Jo-Anne (Jack) McALLISTER, Richard (Alison) THOMS, Rose Marie (Gerard) HOOK, Cynthia (Bob KING) BRESSETTE, Terry (Irena NELSON) THOMS and Catherine (Andrew) LESPERANCE and predeceased by Suzanne THOMS. Dear nephew of Barbara BLANCHARD, Dorothy O'KEEFE, Anne BOYKO and Lena HALL. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland on Thursday, January 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ann's Church, Penetanguishene on Friday, January 13th at 11 a.m. Spring interment Saint John's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Waubaushene. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. The family invites you to sign the "Book of Condolence" at obituariestoday.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
NELSON, Gilbert N. (December 20, 1917-January 15, 2006)
Went to be with his Lord. He will be sadly missed by his wife Audrey of 61 years. Loving father to Barbara (Larry) BURNS, and Donna HUNT. Dear grandfather to Kim (Blair) JENNETT, Julie (Brady) RAHN, Heather (Aaron) HAMILTON, Michael BURNS and Susan (Frank) HORGAN. Great-grandfather to Cyril and Spencer. A memorial service will be held at Church in the Village, 3760 Sheppard Ave. East on Wednesday, January 18 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shepherd Village, 3760 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough M1T 3K9.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
ROACH, Margaret
Peacefully, at Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, Simcoe on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Margaret ROACH, formerly of Toronto, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon ROACH (1991.) Loving mother of Donald ROACH and his wife Eleanor of Tillsonburg. Cherished grandmother of Donna NELSON and her husband Hal and David ROACH, all of Mississauga and great-grandmother of Courtney NELSON, Scott NELSON and Kyle ROACH. Dear sister of Minerva of Beaverton and Isabel of Mississauga. Predeceased by a son James ROACH, two sisters Sadie and Mary and three brothers Tom, Billy and Robert. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at the Prospect Cemetery in Toronto at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice may be arranged by contacting Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg, (519) 842-5221. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
ELLIS, Beverley Ann (née NELSON)

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
CHALMERS, Mae
Peacefully at Humber River Regional Hospital Finch Site, on March 9, 2006, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Wib CHALMERS. Loving sister of Sadie, NELSON and predeceased by Eddie and James. Lovingly remembered by her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-12 published
HUNT, Jack Edgar
Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on Saturday, March 11th, 2006. Jack HUNT at 76 years of age. Beloved husband of Margaret HUNT (née WHIPP.) Dear father of Eric HUNT, Bruce HUNT and his wife Barbara, and Stacey HUNT. Cherished grandfather of Jessie NELSON. Brother of Fred, Mardie, and the late Ray. Also missed by his nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Tuesday, March 14th, at 2 p.m. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation by cheque to the Parkinson Society or the Arthritis Society. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
NELSON, Patricia (née DUNCAN)
Passed away at the Humber River Regional Hospital on Monday, March 13th, 2006. Pat NELSON, cherished daughter of Marion and the late James DUNCAN. Loving mother of Paul and his wife Sherylann TAILLEFER, Mark TAILLEFER, Anita NELSON and Glen and his wife Anne NELSON. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jessica, Makayla, Jordon, Alexandra and Samantha. Dear sister of Glen and his wife Mary DUNCAN. Missed by her nieces Jessica and Alysa. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton, 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, March 16th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
SPEAKER- GRANGER, Sheila (née NELSON)
On Saturday, March 25, 2006 at her home in Port Perry, at age 57. Sheila (née NELSON,) beloved wife of Edward GRANGER. Loved mother of Raymond SPEAKER. Loving grandmother of William and Michael. The family of Sheila SPEAKER- GRANGER will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Tuesday, March 28th from 10-11 a.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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NELSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-04 published
Smiles after month of tears for slain man
Loved ones gather to remember life of newly married shooting victim
By Tamara CHERRY, Staff Reporter
Just over a month after two bullets to the chest took the life of 21-year-old Dave PERSAUD, his loved ones gathered in an east-end Toronto church, no longer a group shaking their heads in disbelief, but a group coping with the fact that the unthinkable can -- and most certainly did -- happen.
Jasmatti PERSAUD paced the room before the program started at the East Scarborough Church of God, rubbing her hands together, smiling at anyone whose eyes met her own. She told stories of her son with spurts of laughter as her husband, Deodat, sat against the wall, making small talk with all who greeted him.
Their son's Friends put this evening together Saturday night as a way to celebrate the life of Dave, who was killed when he tried to break up a fight on an Edmonton dance floor October 29. Two Edmonton residents were also killed and four others injured when the gunfire broke out.
PERSAUD's parents were called up to speak as the program began.
"My feelings, my emotions, it's not something I can explain," Deodat PERSAUD says with his wife's hand on his shoulder. "We don't know everyday when we wake up how we will be able to face the challenge of that day."
The man whose words were virtually lost in tears during an interview last month speaks loudly and with distinction now.
"(It) is not something that we ever thought would happen. We see it on the news and we read of it and we say, 'Well, we are insulated and it can't happen to us.' But because of this, I can say to any one of us, well, it can happen."
Laughter filled the room when Dale PERSAUD took the microphone with a rap about his older brother. Even his dad, who last month said, "I can't be happy, I can't laugh," smiled.
And more laughter yet when Ajith DURAIRAJ told the story of going with PERSAUD as support to his now widow's home this summer to ask her parents for permission to marry their daughter.
A few months later, DURAIRAJ made the long drive to Edmonton with his good friend. PERSAUD had heard about the wealth on the oil rigs and wanted to make money to bring home to his new bride. The two would spend 24 hours a day together for their five weeks in Alberta's capital, right up until the shooting.
"Today we're here to celebrate his life, but it's kind of hard to celebrate with so much tragedy," DURAIRAJ said, before relapsing to the moments after PERSAUD was shot.
"Dave was lying on the floor and I'm holding him and giving him water, and he was just looking up at me," said DURAIRAJ, who was standing between two people, including PERSAUD, just before they were shot dead. "If it wasn't for Dave on that day, I wouldn't be alive either."
"I remember Dave just nudging me and when he did that, I fell back. Everyone was shot once and Dave had two bullets. If he didn't do that, I wouldn't be here today."
Feben PERSAUD took the microphone, clad in a colourful dress with her hair done up. A month after her husband was killed, she's smiling again.
"The last month has been very difficult," she said. "I couldn't see my life continuing without Dave by my side."
But, she continued, "Even though Dave's death was a great loss, it has brought each and every one of us closer together."
The young woman spoke of love as she read a poem PERSAUD wrote for her: "Finding out what the end is going to be is realizing it has an end," she read, her tears keeping her from continuing.
On November 2, the same day police announced an arrest in the triple slaying, Feben PERSAUD told an Edmonton newspaper she forgave whoever shot the man she'd married just six weeks prior. That statement was praised by the father of Dwayne Anthony NELSON, who stands accused of the murders, through a taped phone message played at Saturday's gathering.
"It brought tears to my eyes," Oswald NELSON -- whose son is charged with three counts of second-degree murder -- said of her public statement.
"We are feeling your pain and we are experiencing a whole lot of pain also," he said. "I will remember Dave and you (Feben) and his Friends and family and hellip; may God bless you all."
Said the father: "I'm very proud of these 21 years, eight months and 25 days Dave has been my son. He will live on in my heart and in my memory forever."

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