PORAMBO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-08 published
Ron PORAMBO, 67: Writer dabbled on dark side
New Yorker magazine hailed ex-Star reporter
Convicted killer, 67, died in jail in New Jersey
By Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR, Feature Writer
Ron PORAMBO was better at writing than at living.
A journalist and author whose work was hailed by the New Yorker magazine, he was wedded to life on the wrong side of the tracks. After flirting for years with the underworld, he finally moved there for good and became a career criminal.
PORAMBO, 67, died October 22 in New Jersey State Prison. He was serving 30 years to life for the 1983 murder of a drug dealer during a robbery. PORAMBO reportedly choked to death while eating an orange.
During his legitimate days as a reporter (though he "moonlighted" off and on as an armed robber), he wrote for the Toronto Star. This reporter worked with him briefly in 1979/80 on the tabloid Philadelphia Journal, where an editor once called him "a junkyard dog." It wasn't meant as an insult, nor did PORAMBO take it that way.
Perhaps it was because he saw himself as an underdog that PORAMBO could so readily identify with the downtrodden and fleetingly become their champion.
When No Cause for Indictment: An Autopsy of Newark, his best-selling book on the 1967 race riots in Newark, N.J., came out in 1971, the New Yorker called it "probably the most moving and instructive book yet written on any of the bloody civil disturbances of the '60s." The book is to be reissued next year, the 40th anniversary of the riots. In it, PORAMBO probed civic corruption and the whitewashing of the 26 riot deaths. The official inquiry was, he wrote, "a calculated, disgraceful tragedy."
The same might be said of the life PORAMBO chose to live. He never stayed long in one job, moving during the 1960s and '70s from newspaper to newspaper between Tennessee and Toronto, good enough and plausible enough to find work almost wherever he chose.
In Toronto in the '70s, he worked for the Star and the Globe and Mail, and as Global television producer. But never long enough to be much remembered.
He lasted less than six months at the Philadelphia Journal. Skinny, with thick-rimmed glasses, a moustache and unkempt hair, he usually looked in need of a shower and it was said that he lived mostly in homeless shelters. He didn't take kindly to editorial direction and would disappear for days. Sometimes he'd show up with a hard-hitting story from the parts of Philadelphia where most reporters tended, for safety, to go in pairs. Sometimes he'd be empty-handed, with neither an explanation nor apology.
"Don't cross him," Journal staffers warned each other. "He could be packing a gun." How right we were.
PORAMBO didn't so much quit as simply wandered off, again without explanation. Not long after, he was jailed for two years for pistol-whipping an elderly couple during a robbery. Casual crime, it turned out, had provided a second income, though his targets of choice were drug dealers who, he reasoned, were less likely to go to the police.
Ironically, he first went to jail because of his book. He was imprisoned for three months in 1973 for bribing a cop to give him photos of the Newark riot victims. His jail term didn't hurt sales, nor did the two attempts on his life shortly after it was published.
The second one left him with two bullets in his legs.
He survived another shooting in 1983, which put three bullets in his head, affected his speech and made walking difficult. Police said he refused to co-operate in the search for the shooter. Born in Newark, the son of a baker who invented the "twister cruller," a kind of doughnut, PORAMBO in the 1950s was a Golden Gloves champion boxer in New Jersey.
He was good enough to have fought a couple of times in supporting bouts at New York's Madison Square Garden. He married a black woman, Carol SCOTT, such an unusual thing then that the New York Times put it in the headline of a profile of him when his book came out.
The couple had a daughter, who reportedly died in the 1990s, and a son. There's no word on the family's whereabouts.
One of his few enduring Friends and a former colleague, Fred Bruning, told the Newark Star-Ledger: "Ron was a remarkable reporter, courageous and resourceful, but… flawed in a tragic way that no one, including Ron, understood."
One story he freelanced to the Star in the '70s was penned from behind bars at the Metro West Detention Centre. He was awaiting sentence after trying to hold up a parking lot attendant at Pearson airport with a toy gun. He was jailed for two years and deported to the United States.
"Each day is precisely like the one before it," PORAMBO wrote. "A constant, unvarying succession of sights and sounds, punctuated by the guards who count their prisoners over and over and over again."
He had no way of knowing that this would become his epitaph.

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PORCHAK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-29 published
AUSTIN, Doris E.
At her residence on Monday, March 27, 2006, Doris E. AUSTIN of Dundas Street, Woodstock in her 84th year. Sister of Bessie LEPPINGTON of London, Lewis DUTOT and Alvin DUTOT both of Clinton. Dear aunt of Jeanette DUTOT and Arlene SNELEGROVE, Kevin DUTOT, Brad DUTOT and Fred DUTOT. Also survived by her close Friends Roger and Jan PORCHAK and their daughter Aimsley and Lois OLDFORD. Doris will be fondly remembered by many others who were close to her. Predeceased by he nephew Ken DUTOT. Doris owned and operated the News Depot on Dundas Street, Woodstock for over 30 years. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Stephen HERSHEY officiating. Interment in the Baird Cemetery. Contributions to the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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PORCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
PORCO, Ida Carmela
Peacefully entered into rest in the arms of Jesus on March 9, 2006 with her family by her side. Devoted and loving wife of Luigi for nearly 60 years. Cherished and dearly loved mother of Teresa (Robert) KOCH, Michael (Nara) PORCO. Treasured Nonna to Catherine (Antonio) DI DOMENICO, Lucas and Elizabeth PORCO. She will be forever in our hearts. Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East (west of Warden) Scarborough on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, 3200 Pharmacy Ave. on Saturday March 11, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Entombment Highland Memory Gardens.

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PORELLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-01 published
POLAK, John
Veteran World War 2, passed away peacefully in his 88th year at Scarborough Grace Hospital May 31, 2006, with the love of his family surrounding him. Born in Thorhild, Alberta March 18, 1919. Beloved husband of Anne, who will miss him dearly after 48 years of marriage. Cherished father of Susan and husband Kelly, and devoted Dido of Julian John, his beloved grandchild. Survived by his sister Rose PORELLI, of Seattle, Washington and many caring nieces and nephews, and Friends. Friends and family will be received at the Highland Funeral Home 3280 Sheppard Ave East (just west of Warden) Scarborough on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Donation to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Lung Association.

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PORK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
BUTCHER, Jeannie Lynn (née RUTLEDGE)
Peacefully at home with family after a short but very brave fight with cancer on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Jeannie Lynn (RUTLEDGE) BUTCHER, of Erin, formerly of the Goderich area, age 47 years. Beloved wife of Blair BUTCHER. Loving mom of Shannon BUTCHER (Steve CLICHE,) and Bryce BUTCHER (Carla DEACON.) Cherished daughter of Beth RUTLEDGE of Lucknow, and the late Wilmer RUTLEDGE. Dear daughter-in-law of Dave and Betty BUTCHER of Guelph. Youngest sister of Verna and Roy BOISCLAIR of Port Albert, Helen and Don NICHOLSON of Dungannon, Dorothy and Joe FREEMAN of Goderich, Ruth and Bill OLIVER of Toronto, Dave RUTLEDGE of Auburn, and Ross and Sue RUTLEDGE of Goderich. Predeceased by brothers Jim and John. Survived by sister-in-law Elsie HULLEY (PORK) of Goderich. Jean will be sadly missed by her several nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. The family will receive Friends for Visitation at their Home (Butcher Family Funeral Home) 5399 Main Street South, Erin, on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Hillsburgh Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 24th at 2: 30 p.m. with Rev. John YOUNG officiating. Interment, Huxley Cemetery Hillsburgh. A Memorial Service will be held at the Lucknow United Church on Thursday, May 25th at 2: 30 p.m. with Visitation there one hour prior to service time. If desired donations to the Town of Erin Fire Department, Sleeping Children Around the World, or the Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Families are like quilts, Lives pieced together, Stitched with smiles and tears, Coloured with memories, Bound by love.

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PORRITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
PORRITT, Marjorie Lillian (née JOHNSTONE)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30th, 2005 at North York General Hospital in her 85th year with family by her side. Predeceased by her loving husband Edward, their son Bill, and brother George. Dear mother of Lorna (Ed). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Leanne (Larry), David (Lindsey), Chris and E.J. Loving great-grandmother of Nicholas. Sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Emmaleen (Dr. Clare BAKER) and family and Dorothy JOHNSTONE and family. Always remembered by relatives and Friends. A memeorial service will be held at St. Giles Anglican Church at 35 Kecala Rd., Scarborough, Ontario, on Thursday, January 5th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Private family interment at Christ Anglican Church in Nanticoke, Ontario. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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PORTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
IRVING, Jean M. (née PORTE)
On Wednesday, March 15, 2006; suddenly while visiting Cowansville, Quebec; Jean Mary (PORTE) IRVING of Brockville at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Henry IRVING. Loving mother of Hillary IRVING- BROWN, Duncan IRVING, and Miriam IRVING all of Toronto. Fondly remembered by her three grand_sons Justin, Ian and Spencer. Also survived by her brother Barry PORTE of England. Mrs. IRVING was the daughter of the late Nelson and Marguerite (CHAMERS) PORTE of Loughton, England. Family and Friends may pay their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9: 30-10:30 a.m. In celebration of Jean's life, the funeral service will take place at Saint Peter's Anglican Church (Park at Pine Streets, Brockville) on Tuesday, March 21st at 11: 00 a.m. Following cremation, interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario at a later date. In remembrance, donations to the Hospice of Providence Palliative Care, the Brockville General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Visit a Celebration of Life online memorial at: www.irvinefuneralhome.com

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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
PORTEOUS, Janet
In loving memory of my wife, Janet, who passed away eight years ago.
Your presence we miss
Your memory we treasure
Loving you always
Forgetting you never.
-Lovingly remembered by Jack.
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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
PORTEOUS, Janet
In loving memory of our dear mother, mother-in-law and grandma, Janet, who passed away January 17, 1998.
Look around your garden, Lord,
She won't be hard to find,
She had a heart so full of love
And a face that always smiled.
Call her name out softly
And when she looks your way,
Tell her we love and miss her every day,
Time might pass but the memories will stay.
-Always loved, never forgotten, sadly missed by Elaine, Don, Crystal and Brad McLEAN.
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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
PORTEOUS, Joe and Rowena
In loving memory of dear parents and grandparents, Joe (2003) and Rowena (1986).
Each moment we have cherished
With the ones we loved so well
Has left behind a story
That warms our hearts to tell.
The past can be recalled
All its happy times retold,
And far beyond the reach of time
Each memory shines like gold.
Life changes in so many ways,
When those dear to us are gone,
Yet their legacy of strength and love
Continues to live on.
- Always remembered by Jim, Reta, Michael and Joanna.
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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-03 published
PORTEOUS, Paul William " Bill"
Of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2006, at the age of 72 years. Bill will be lovingly remembered by: his sisters, Lois (Bob) BOGART, Mary (Bruce) VERG of Ontario; his special nephew Scott (Jackie) BOGART of Calgary; his dear friend Marie THORNE and family of Calgary as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his seven brothers: Delbert, David, John, Joe, Jim, Danny and Ken. Bill was a very approachable person who made Friends easily. His great loves were playing cribbage and square dancing with the Revallers. He will be sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched. Bill requested no Memorial Service be held. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home And Cemetery, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road, (1.5 km east of 84th Street S.E.) Telephone (403) 272-5555.

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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-12 published
VANDERVELDE, René Martinus (1935-2006)
René Martinus VANDERVELDE passed away at the age of 70 on Friday, April 7, 2006 after a long, courageous, and determined battle with prostate cancer. His great love of life, expansive spirit and sense of humour touched everyone who knew him. René was born May 12, 1935 in Leeuwarden, in the Dutch province of Frysland. He spent much of the German occupation of Holland on the Harmsma farm in Joure, Holland. René's secondary education began with a degree in Hotel Management in Holland. Continuing his studies in Canada, he earned his M.B.A. from the University of Windsor in Ontario. René married Claudette DEMERS and had two daughters, Gabrielle and Nadine. The family later moved to Alberta where he worked as District Manager of Versafood Services. René's life took an unexpected turn in the mid-seventies, while looking for fossils. After coming across the little known fossilized gemstone Ammolite, René traded his chef's cap for a white cotton slouch hat and took to fossilhunting full time. René developed and owned the Natural History Museum in Banff until 1981. Korite was purchased in 1979 with partners James Rae and Bill Jarvis. Pierre Paré and Wilson Yip joined the partnership and together they built Korite Minerals. They started Canada Fossils in 1985. Rene was instrumental in having Ammolite recognized as a gemstone, marketing it worldwide. For his accomplishments he was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. René married Shelley VOLLANS in Banff in 1986. They loved scuba diving. Together they traveled the world, diving in such remote spots as Tonga and Malaysia. Shelley was a strong and loving supporter of René throughout his long illness. Shelley retired from her career as a Speech Pathologist to spend more time with René in his remaining years. René enjoyed cooking. He was a lover of fine food and wines, and an active member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. An avid outdoorsman and fitness fanatic, René loved to swim, scuba dive, sail, cross country ski, hike, jog and bicycle. He had a great love for the arts and was passionate about classical music. He was a spirited bridge player and keen collector of antique silver. René is survived by his loving wife, Shelley VANDERVELDE; his daughters Gabrielle and her spouse Jill WIGLE; and Nadine and son-in-law Scott KRAFT granddaughters, Gabrielle and Béatrice; sister Betty PORTEOUS, their extended families, and a very large circle of Friends and business associates. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta) on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Because René was a lifelong supporter of the Red Cross, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross, 1305 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3C 3P6 Telephone: 403-541-6100, www.redcross.ca. In living memory of Rene VANDERVELDE, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2X 3J3 Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
DABROWSKI, Weston Walter " Wes"
Peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the age of 56. Beloved husband of Peggy (née PORTEOUS.) Loving dad to Kyle and Wade. Dear brother to Roma, Luci (Mike) VERNIC, Steve (Donna), and Ed (Michelle). Cherished uncle to Jasmin, Jillian, Desirée, Lucas, Cian, Jacob and Lauren. Predeceased by devoted parents Walter and Jean and precious niece Danielle. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family for a Memorial Service at Alderwood United Church, 44 Delma Avenue, Etobicoke, (directions: www.alderwooduc.ca) on Saturday, March 11, at 2: 00 p.m. In keeping with Wes' continued dedication to his sons, and in lieu of flowers, a trust fund for further education has been arranged for Kyle and Wade, Scotiabank account 94706-0219622. Always in our hearts, Memories we will treasure forever.

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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
SHAW, Delona " Pansy" (née ROPER, PORTEOUS)
After a courageous battle with breast cancer our mother passed away on Monday, April 17th, 2006 at the age of 63. She is preceded by her mother Ann GALLIMORE and step-father Othniel GALLIMORE. She leaves her children Mark PORTEOUS and Ivin PORTEOUS, grand_son Christian PORTEOUS, sister Ivolyn FORBES, nephews Jasper JONES, Dean FORBES and many other family members. Visitation will be held at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton 905-387-2111 on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (directions from Toronto: Queen Elizabeth Way to 403, Hamilton, exit at the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, take to Upper Wentworth, turn left on Upper Wentworth, turn left on Fennell Ave., Funeral Home is 6 blocks up on the left). Going home ceremonies will take place at Mount Hermon United Presbyterian Church, Lamb's River, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 2 p.m. Thank you to Doctor P. ELLIS, Doctor H. REITER and Doctor N. JEYABALAN and the many staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton Community Care Access Centre and the numerous care workers for their support during our Mom's illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to your choice of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Juravinski Cancer Centre.

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PORTEOUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
GALBRAITH, George Albert
Former owner of Petro Canada Bulk Plant in Orangeville. Suddenly at his home in Orangeville on Thursday, April 27, 2006 in his 75th year; survived by Marie, mother of Kathy MORRISON and her husband Gerry, Karen (deceased,) Jim, Jeffrey and Karla REYNOLDS and her husband Bruce; dear grandfather of Melissa, Ryan and Ronan; fondly remembered by his sister Elleda (Lee) RIDDELL his nieces Kim and Kelly PORTEOUS (Martin) and his nephew Faron also sadly missed by his many Friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 1st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Grand Valley Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of George in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com).

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-11 published
CHRISTIE, Bruce Clarke
At the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 of Irish Lake at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Lorraine PORTER. Loving father of Ron (Marilyn) CHRISTIE of Nottawa and Sandra (Clifford) EAST of Caledon Village. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren, Chad CHRISTIE, Michael and Ryan EAST. Predeceased by parents Fred and Myrtle and his sister Norma CHRISTIE. The family received Friends at the Fawceft Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, January 5. Service was held in the chapel on Friday, January 6 at 11 a.m. Spring interment - Salem Cemetery, Proton. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-18 published
CHRISTIE, Bruce
Bruce CHRISTIE passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2006, after suffering a series of heart attacks. His family was with him during his stay at Durham Hospital. He was born June 30, 1930 to Fred and Myrtle CHRISTIE, the brother of the late Norma.
Bruce had numerous jobs growing up and was married August 25, 1952 to Lorraine PORTER. Bruce and Lorraine have two children, Ron and Sandra. Bruce became superintendent of Metro Toronto Roads and Traffic. After 32 years of service he retired with Lorraine to Irish Lake in 1989.
He loved to work in his shop building a variety of wood projects. Friends, family and neighbours visited him in his shop and shared many laughs.
Bruce loved his family deeply and enjoyed good times with his son Ron, daughter-in-law Marilyn, daughter Sandra, son-in-law Cliff and grandchildren Chad, Mike and Ryan. Grandpa spent many hours with the boys in the shop and enjoyed taking the boys out fishing in the boat.
The visitation was held at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, January 5, 2006. The service was held in the chapel on Friday, January 6. Celebrant David FRIES offered prayers and messages, with John CARBRAY sharing memories. Ian LEITH shared his gift of music by playing the fiddle. The pallbearers were Cliff EAST, John CARBRAY, Leonard O'DELL, Don McNAUGHTON, Jerry MOORE and Ralph LYONS. The flower bearers were Chad CHRISTIE, Michael EAST, and Ryan EAST. Following the service the lunch was served by the Saint John's United Church Women, at Saint John's United Church hall.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-04 published
CHRISTIE, Bruce Clarke
At the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 of Irish Lake at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Lorraine PORTER. Loving father of Ron (Marilyn) CHRISTIE of Nottawa and Sandra (Clifford) EAST of Caledon Village. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren Chad CHRISTIE, Michael and Ryan EAST. Predeceased by parents Fred and Myrtle and his sister Norma CHRISTIE. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, January 5th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Service will held in the chapel on Friday, January 6th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Salem Cemetery, Proton. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-10 published
WILFORD, James Gilbert
At Summit Place in Owen Sound on Thursday, March 9th, 2006. Jim WILFORD of Owen Sound in his 72nd year. Loving husband of Carol (née PORTER.) Dear father of Beverly WEATHERALL of Angus and Carol Irene and her husband James NAHACHEWSKY of Edmonton. Sadly missed by six grandchildren Chad WEATHERALL, Courtney, Kennedy and Cassidy CANNING and Kieran and Liam NAHACHEWSKY. Also survived by his brother Bill (Wink) WILFORD and his wife Elsie of Oliphant, brothers-in-law, Bev PORTER and his wife Lorna, Ernie PORTER and his wife Bonnie, Don PORTER and his wife Sheila and Ron PORTER and his wife Lyn. son of the late Dr. William and Irene WILFORD. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Tannahill Funeral Home (376-3710) on Monday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Spring interment, Oxenden Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Summit Place Residents Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-14 published
PORTER, Alice Ruth (formerly CASWELL)
At Saint Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, Sunday March 12th, 2006, Alice Ruth PORTER of Owen Sound in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Earl PORTER and the late William CASWELL. Loving mother of Glenn (Bev) CASWELL of Meaford, Norma KEYWAN of Zionsville, Indiana, and Joan (Allen) SMITH of Rocklyn. Stepmother of Dianne (Ron) MIRON of Owen Sound and Sharon (Ken) HENRY of Hastings and Donna (Rick) McCULLOCH of Chesley. Grandmother of Jason (Laura) CASWELL of Sault Ste. Marie, Jacquelyn SMITH of Indianapolis, Jamie (Grant) MURRAY of Meaford, Jay SMITH of Rocklyn and seven step-grandchildren. Great-grandmother of Ashley and David of Indianapolis and four step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Martha FREEMAN, brothers Jack and Frank ANDISON and sister Evelyn THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Thursday March 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated.
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-05 published
CARDER, Karen (née WALPOLE)
Of Wiarton passed away on Monday, April 3rd, 2006 in her 62 year. Beloved wife of Wayne, dear mother of Tim of Guelph and Brad (Lori) of Owen Sound and cherished grandmother of Katherine, Kara, Ashley, Brittany, Corey, Devin and Madelyn. Karen is also survived by brothers Bev WALPOLE of London and Terry (Donna) SIMMONDS of Saint Mary's, sister Lynn (Ron) PORTER of Wiarton, brothers-in-law Barry CARDER, Bob (Laverne) CARDER and Doug (Sarah) CARDER, sister-in-law Gladys (Bob) McGREGOR as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Pearl (SIMMONDS) and Walden WALPOLE. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Wednesday, April 5th from 2: 00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Karen's life will be held on Thursday at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-10 published
LISLE, Rae (née WADE)
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday evening, April 7th, 2006. Marjorie Rae LISLE (née WADE,) of Owen Sound, in her 75th year. Dearly beloved wife of Ross LISLE. Loving mother of Jeanette WILSTON and her husband, Robert, of Huntsville, Susan CHARUK and her husband, John, of Owen Sound and David LISLE and his wife, Karen, of Burlington. Proud grandmother of Kevin, Kelly, Meaghan, James, Michael, David, Brian, Scott, Dan, Katie (Mike), Carolyn and Jessica. Dear sister of Willard (Freda) WADE, of Southampton, Helen PORTER, of Hamilton, Marion (Michael) SEMENCIW, of Sauble Beach, Doris KAZARIAN, Dorothy (Jim) THEOBALD, both of Owen Sound and Frances (Graham) McRAE, of Allenford. Rae will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Ira and Edna WADE; her son, Tom LISLE (2006;) her brother, Bruce WADE; her sisters, Elna WADE and Jean CRAWFORD. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 -- 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Rae LISLE will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society as your expression of sympathy.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-27 published
MacDONALD, Gladys Angeline (née SKENE)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Saturday November 25, 2006 in her 91st year. Gladys Angeline MacDONALD (née SKENE,) beloved wife of the late Harold MacDONALD. Loving mother to Larry and his wife Penny, Ron and his wife Myrna, Reg and his wife Brenda, Ruthie WEATHERHEAD, Margaret and her husband Clark McMILLAN, Ted and his wife Elke and Joanne and her husband Wayne DEITER. Loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Gladys is survived by her brothers Bud SKENE and his wife Harriet, Earl SKENE (Rose) and by her sisters Helen and her husband Bob PORTER, Marj SMITH (Gord,) Fairy and her husband Gord BUCHANAN and Mae and her husband Lorne DENNIS. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Joyce HILLIS and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Wayne, her brothers Ewart and his wife Florence SKENE, Morgan and his wife Dolley SKENE and Bill SKENE, sisters Beatrice and her husband Bill TWIGGER, Pearl and her husband Aldon WALPOLE and June and her husband Harold HEATH. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday November 28, 2006 from 12 to 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Interment, in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PORTER 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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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-15 published
PORTER, Kathleen and Tom and Albert
Remembering my mother, Kathleen (December 1996), my brother, Tom (December 1999), and my dad, Albert (January 2003).
You're forever in my heart and memories.
- Ruth SHEASBY
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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-16 published
SACKS, Cecil August
Of Hanover, formerly of R.R.#2 Desboro, passed away at Hanover Care Centre on Thursday, December 14, 2006 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Mabel. Loving father of Joan and her husband Garry WILSON of Winnipeg, Marlene and her husband Carl BAILEY of Chesley, Karen and her husband Doug PORTER of Hepworth, Douglas and his wife Bonnie of R.R.#2 Desboro and Jeff and his wife Brenda of R.R.#2 Desboro. He will be missed by his eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Cecil also leaves behind Mabel's children, Douglas (Charmaine) KLAGES, Lorna (Adolph) PELTZER, Sheila (Earl) GARDINER, Faye (Gerry) BREKELNANS and Tim (Randy) KLAGES as well as twelve step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Eileen KLAGES of Chesley, and Shirley and her husband Mervin REDMOND of Chesley Lake. Predeceased by his first wife Marjorie (HEFT) SACKS, brother Orneth SACHS and his parents Andrew and Emma (WATHKE) SACHS. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2006 at First St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover at 11 a.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lutheran Hour or to First St. Matthew's Lutheran Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-18 published
BENEDICT- PORTER, June Idella (née DAILEY)
Peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her husband, Jack, her children, brother and sisters, on Friday, December 15th, 2006. June Idella BENEDICT- PORTER (née DAILEY) of R.R.#2, Owen Sound, in her 79th year. Dearly beloved wife of Jack PORTER and the late Frank BENEDICT. Loving mother of Frank and his wife, June, of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Ted and his wife, Mary Lou, of Kitchener, Larry and his wife, Marion, of Leduc, Alberta, Wayne and his wife, Marg and Dan and his wife, Betty, both of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of David (Cathleen), Rhonda, Jennifer, Julie (Dan), Tim, Brenda (Steve), Christy, Ron (Katrina), Christina (Glenn), Stephen, Mary Ann (Kevin), Benjamin, Samantha, Gary, Jamie Lee and great-grandmother of Braden, Tyler, Julia, Grace, Emma, Zari and Jett. Dear step-mother of Marilynn MARSHALL and her husband, Ron, of Ravenna, Verna HOWEY and her husband, Barry, of Shallow Lake, Jane SMITH and her husband, Don, of Barrie and Donna KRAEMER and her husband, Tim, of Hanover and the ten Porter grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. June will be sadly missed by her sisters, Eleanor THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Maude JENINGS and her husband, Nelson and her brother, Keith DAILEY and his wife, Wilma. Predeceased by her mother, Hazel DAILEY (née JONES) and her brother-in-law, Harvey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for June BENEDICT- PORTER will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David STEAD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the First Baptist Church or the Lung Association as your expression of sympathy.

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PORTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-27 published
WATSON, Cecil
Of Wiarton passed away, surrounded by his family, on Monday, December 25, 2006 at Wiarton Hospital in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Betty for 49 years and cherished father of Sherron BEATON of Edmonton (Archie BEATON of Nova Scotia,) Claire WATSON (Eunice BROWN) of Edmonton, Dawn (Leigh) DICKERT of Hamilton, Wanda (Bob) PORTER of Francis Lake, Jo-Anne (Norm) SCHOPF of Edmonton, Larry (Cathy) PARCHER of Lindell Beach, British Columbia, Caroline (Carl) McDOUGALL of Bognor, Cecile (Dave) MALLARD of Oxenden, Arthur WATSON of Wiarton and Mellissa WATSON (Jeremy McDOWELL) of Owen Sound. He will be sadly missed by 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, sisters Violet (Merrill) LEIGHTON, Grace WATSON and Christina (Cameron) DOAN as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cecil was predeceased by his parents Martha (HODGE) and Arthur WATSON, 8 brothers and 3 sisters. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Thursday, December 28, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Cecil's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Brent BEATON officiating. Interment Dunk's Bay Cemetery. Donations made to Community Living would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-25 published
POWELL, Bill
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Bill POWELL at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Monday, January 23, 2006 in his 81st year. Bill was a son of the late G.D. (Del) POWELL and Charlotte (CAYLEY) POWELL. Predeceased by his sister Jacqueline (Jackie) GARDINER (1999.) Survived by his wife of 52 years Edna (PORTER) POWELL of Woodstock, son Rick of Spruce Grove, Alberta and four grandchildren. Also sister Margaret TREZISE of Woodstock and brothers George (wife Bertha) of Saint John's, Newfoundland, Laurie (wife Joan) of Woodstock and Charles (wife Dale) of Ottawa. Remembered by nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Bill joined the Oxford Rifles in Woodstock, then the Royal Rifles of Canada in Quebec, the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax, and the Royal Canadian Air Force in Winnipeg. In each case he was discharged for being under age. He went to sea with the Merchant Navy, serving on Canadian and American ships carrying supplies in war zones in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. He continued to serve on merchant vessels until 1950. On his return to Southwestern Ontario, Bill worked for Veterans Affairs Canada in London. Following his retirement he returned to his hometown in Woodstock. Bill has been a member of Branch 55 of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 60 years. He was active in a number of organizations including the Naval Association, the Historical and Genealogical Societies, and the reunion committees for Chapel School and W.C.I. The family would like to thank the staff at Woodingford Lodge for their loving care and support. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004) Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, London. No flowers please. At Bill's request, a fund has been established to purchase a medical lift for Woodingford Lodge. Those wishing to do so may contribute to the Bill Powell Lift Fund at Woodingford Lodge, or to a charity of their choice. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com A Legion Service under auspices Royal Canadian Legion Branch #55 Woodstock will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. There was only one Bill and there will never be another.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-29 published
PORTER, Grant (January 22, 1983-January 29, 2003)
You're gone but not in my heart I'll try to carry on Sometimes I still see your face in someone else that is standing in your place The good times we had were many But the last time blew them all away We miss you You'll be remembered, never forgotten (lyrics-Capeside) Love, Mom, Dad, Scott and Benn

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-06 published
HALFDAY, Judy (née PORTER)
Unexpectedly, after a lengthy illness, at University Hospital, on Friday February 3, 2006. Judy HALFDAY (née PORTER) in her 52nd year. Loving wife of Henry and mother of Collin. Beloved daughter of the late Verley (1990) and Ken (1997) PORTER. Dear sister of Larry (Cathy) PORTER and Lynda PORTER, all of London. Survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by many Friends, co-workers at Canada Post and especially her life-long friend Peggy. Judy will be resting at her home from 11 a.m. Tuesday until 4 p.m. Wednesday for Family and Friends. Visitation will also be held at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block east of Egerton), on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 12-2 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Thursday February 9, 2006, at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In Judy's Memory she has requested for everyone to please sign their donor cards and donations to the Liver Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Judy.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-12 published
BROWN, Teresa Catherine (formerly ANGUS, née KEYES)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Friday February 10th, 2006 Teresa Catherine BROWN (ANGUS) (née KEYES) of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Ross BROWN and predeceased by a daughter Catherine BROOKS. Dear mother of Eileen GODDARD and George HENRY, Jim ANGUS and Claudette, Terry PORTER and Chris, David, Willy ANGUS and Elaine. Survived by 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Friends will be received at Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road (1 block East of Egerton) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday February 13th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Charles SCOTT officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. Teresa BROWN.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-08 published
McGUGAN- HARRIS, Beatrice
Of Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, on Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth McGUGAN and Ernest HARRIS of Saint Thomas. Loved mother of Harley and his wife Pat McGUGAN of Saint Thomas, Carole ANDERSON of Hamilton and Mary McGUGAN of India. Dear sister of Edna LEMKO of Saint Thomas and Harold "Gus" and his wife Joan PORTER of Aylmer. Loved grandmother of Michelle McGUGAN and her partner Stan LUCIER, Mike McGUGAN, and Holly and Chad ANDERSON and great grandmother of Devon. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Beatrice was born in Haileybury on November 25, 1922. She worked at Singer Controls for a number of years and was a member of Central United Church and former member of the United Church Women Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Autism Research or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
SCOTT, Doctor Gordon Meredith
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Rosemary (WRIGHT) Scott and dearly loved father of Sheila SCOTT of Toronto, Graham SCOTT of Saint Thomas and Moira and her husband Alan NADAU of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Devon SCOTT. Predeceased by a brother Devon. Doctor SCOTT was born in England on April 15, 1923 the son of Sir William and Lady SCOTT. He served during World War 2. with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry in the 19th Royal Hussars, 2nd Armoured Brigade (The Prince of Wales Own Royal Regiment) as Tank Commander. He received the Military Cross for Valour. Dr. SCOTT came to Saint Thomas, Ontario in 1954 as a Physician at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and later as an Anaesthetist at the hospital. A Public Memorial service to celebrate Doctor SCOTT's life will be held at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Chapel on Saturday, March 25th at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Beth PORTER officiating. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Royal Canadian Legion, the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Salvation Army. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, Ontario in charge of arrangements.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
SCOTT, Doctor Gordon Meredith
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Rosemary (Wright) SCOTT and dearly loved father of Sheila SCOTT of Toronto, Graham SCOTT of Saint Thomas and Moira and her husband Alan NADAU of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Devon SCOTT. Predeceased by a brother Devon. Doctor SCOTT was born in England on April 15, 1923 the son of Sir William and Lady SCOTT. He served during World War 2. with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry in the 19th Royal Hussars, 2nd Armoured Brigade (The Prince of Wales Own Royal Regiment) as Tank Commander. He received the Military Cross for Valour. Dr. SCOTT came to Saint Thomas, Ontario in 1954 as a Physician at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and later as an Anaesthetist at the hospital. A Public Memorial service to celebrate Doctor SCOTT's life will be held at the St. Luke's-St. Hilda's Anglican Church on Saturday, March 25th at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Beth PORTER officiating. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Royal Canadian Legion, the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Salvation Army. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, Ontario in charge of arrangements.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-31 published
CHAPMAN, Rev. John Douglas Chapman, B.A., B.D., M.Min.
Suddenly but peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Born Toronto, 1927. Studied English at U of T. Converted to faith in Christ upon reading "The City of God" by St. Augustine. Joined United Church which stood for unity and liberty. Studied theology at Emmanuel College. Ordained 1953. Married classmate Mary Elizabeth MacVICAR, 1953 (ordained 1969.) Parents of Anna (Robert TUMCHEWICS, Yellowknife); Moira (Frank DUNN, Waterloo); the late Sylvia (1958-68) Lex, Ottawa (Sheila LINDSAY). "Grandad" of Alicia, Louise, John TUMCHEWICS; Laura, Mary Anne DUNN; Joshua, Cara CHAPMAN. Served Spirit River, Alberta (1953-6); Westboro, Ottawa (1956-7); North Gower (1957-68). Studied at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (1968-9). Served Wellburn Pastoral Charge (1969-77). Shared ministry Saint Paul's-Botany with Beth (1977-87) and The Rev. Masaoki HOSHINO from Hachirogata, Japan (1985-88). Supply Robinson Memorial, London; intentional interim minister of Calvary Memorial, Kitchener and of Knox, Embro. Retired in London, 1990. Student of I Samuel, the tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel. Beneficiary of psychiatric care from 1956 on. Predeceased by parents Turner and Jean; brother, Ron. Brother-in-law of Isobel CHAPMAN (Bobcaygeon) Marion BOYCE, Toronto (Wilf); Malcolm MacVICAR, London (Dianne). Uncle of Mike CHAPMAN, London; Steve CHAPMAN, Ottawa; Jeffrey BOYCE, Las Vegas (Barbara LANGE); Martha BOYCE, Toronto (David MIKELBERG); Roger BOYCE, Los Angeles (Marianne); Brian MacVICAR (Toronto); Mary Kay MacVICAR, Victoria (Peter REYNOLDS). Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 1 at 3: 00 p.m. in Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, by Rev. Frank VAN VEEN. Interment at a later date at Rideauvale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. As Doug loved flowers and opera, those who wish to make a memorial might consider the gift of a plant to someone who suffers from emotional illness, or make a donation to The London Guild of the Canadian Opera Company, c/o Dr. David STANLEY- PORTER, 509 Canterbury Rd., London, Ontario N6G 2N5 "Humble is the password to the wise." Abbie Huston Evans

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-21 published
MOORE, Emily " Alma" Grace (née McGAW)
Of Saint Thomas and formerly of Fingal on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Roger MOORE (March 7, 1983.) She was the last of her family. Predeceased by 4 sisters Edith MYCROFT, Edna PORTER, Clara CHUTE and Annie HILL and by 2 brothers Frank and Gordon McGAW. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Alma was born in Saint Thomas on February 2, 1916, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (ROBINSON) McGAW. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Fingal and the Women's Mission. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will held Saturday at 3: 30 p.m. Interment to follow in Fingal Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Fingal.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
PORTER, Charles " Chuck" Basil
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Charles " Chuck" Basil PORTER at his residence in Woodstock on Monday, May 1, 2006 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Betty (née MacDONALD) for 45 years. Also survived by two sisters, Ruby ANDERSON of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Joyce FOREMAN of Springfield, New Brunswick and one brother, Rankin PORTER of Springfield, New Brunswick. Predeceased by his parents, Basil and Marguerite (née McGUIRE) PORTER, two sisters, Margaret and Myrtle, and four brothers, Gerald, Harold, Ernie and George, all of New Brunswick. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a woodsman for several years in New Brunswick and then was employed by Fisher Controls for 25 years. His life and his character will be greatly missed. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance in the chapel on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Richard HOLM officiating. Please note change in time of service. Cremation followed by interment later at the Scotch Settlement Cemetery in Scotch Settlement, New Brunswick. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation -- Building Fund would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-09 published
BACON, Barbara Harriet (née PORTER)
Peacefully at Countryside Manor on June 6, 2006 Barbara passed away with family by her side. Loving wife and best friend of Frank BACON (1987,) very dear mother to Arthur and his wife Olga, Richard and his partner Janet of Surrey, England, special grandmother to Michelle and Leah. Survived by her sister Mary LENEHAN, brother-in-law Bill BACON of Winnipeg and sister-in-law Essie BACON. Barbara will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families for her loving and caring nature. Barbara was born on June 17, 1914 in London, Ontario to Frank Arthur PORTER and Helen Irene WALDHOFF. In 1941 Barbara married Frank BACON and after a brief stay in London they moved to Lambeth to raise their family. Barbara was totally devoted to the three men in her life. Her unconditional love, never ending support and encouragement as numerous family endeavours were pursued was the essence of Barbara and her greatest gift to them. Having a very keen interest in china, Barbara joined Sayvette Department Stores from 1965-1976 becoming head of the Giftware Department. In June of 1978 Barbara joined Birks Jewellers and was well known for her enthusiasm and "very catchy smile". Barbara was an active member in the Lambeth community for many years, developing many Friends and sharing in many activities. Barbara was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing bridge and euchre. Barbara's strength and commitment to her husband Frank during his period of illness was remarkable. During her later years, Barbara was a very devoted and loving grandmother. Her kind and gentle manner will forever warm the hearts of her granddaughters. She will always be remembered for supplying awesome "dress up" clothing, preparing fabulous Sunday family dinners and baking delicious brownies. In 2001 Barbara moved from Lambeth to Countryside Manor. Heather and her staff provided a loving and compassionate environment that allowed Barbara to live out her life with grace and dignity. If desired, memorial contributions to Countryside Manor, 24264 Coldstream Road, R.R.#2, Ilderton, Ontario N0M 2A0 would be appreciated by the family as gratitude for the kindness they showed to Barbara. Private Burial Saturday June 10, 2006.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
THERIAN, Line (PORTER)
Of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at London, in her 40th year. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Frank PORTER. Line was born in Montreal, on August 16, 1966. She worked at Gentek. Line loved animals and enjoyed the outdoors. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Animal Aide.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
LEWIS, Barbara Jean (née PORTER)
Of Otterville passed away at the Sudbury Regional Hospital on Friday, September 15, 2006, in her 70th year. Beloved wife and best friend for 50 years of Clarence LEWIS. Loving mother of Larry LEWIS and Christine of Otterville and Rick LEWIS and Cathy of Tillsonburg. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Krystal, Joshua, Craig, Meaghan, Becky, Angela, Crista and great-grandmother of Kyara, Chase, Cole and Laena. Dear sister of Robert PORTER and Patricia of Lambeth and Karen PORTER and her friend Lonnie of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Dorothy (LINDSAY) PORTER and twin grand_sons Derrick and Darryl. Barbara was a member of the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society. Friends will be received at Ostrander's Funeral Home, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from 12 noon until the time of service which will be at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill BALL officiating. Cremation following the service. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-19 published
BALASIN, Larry W., Cat
A resident of R.R.#1 Thamesville, passed away suddenly at the C.K.H.A. Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at the age of 61. Born in Chatham, son of the late Raymond and Myrtle (PORTER) BALASIN. Larry had worked at Metaldyne in Thamesville for 40 years. Beloved husband of Muriel (TULLOCH) BLAKE. Loving father and father-in-law of Michael and Melanie BALASIN of Strathroy, Diane and Gary SSAINTERRE of Chatham, Tracy and Gary KEIRSEBILCK of Dresden, Lance and Lee Anne BLAKE of Wallaceburg. Loving grandfather of Drake, Kiersten, Derek, Turner, Markus, Jamie, Jeremy, Adam. Michayla and Tyler. Dear brother of Madeline KENDALL of Chatham, Ray and Donna BALASIN of Bothwell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Karen BALASIN, sisters Louise, Laura, Tina, Bertha, Erma, Mary and brothers Andy, Sonny, John, and Herman. The Balasin family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday September 20, 2006 at 12 noon with Rev. Bob WHALLS of Port Lambton officiating. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in memory of Larry BALASIN in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-28 published
ROSE, Shirley Marlene
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the London Health Sciences Centre (University Campus), surrounded by her loving family, in her 60th year. Dearly loved wife of William "Bill" ROSE and loved mother of Becky and her husband Dave PENHALE of Saint Thomas and Tim ROSE of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Wayne and his wife Margo BURK/BURKE and Marilyn and her husband Ron ABBOTT, all of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Shirley was born in Saint Thomas on February 19, 1947, the daughter of Bernice (PORTER) BURK/BURKE of Port Stanley and the late William BURK/BURKE. She worked at S. and M. Pizza and Victor Gasket. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-19 published
MOHAUPT, Bernice Anne (née CLARK)
The Mohaupt family is very saddened to announce the death of their beloved Bernice Anne MOHAUPT (née CLARK) of London, in her 81st year on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital. Beloved wife of Harry Karl Ernest MOHAUPT. Caring mother of Diane PORTER (Don), Nancy LOCKE, Fred DOELLE (Julie), Michelle MOHAUPT (Pamela), Derek (Beatrice) MOHAUPT. Devoted and proud grandmother of Warren (Natalie) PORTER, Luke, Whitney, Jake, Andrea, Kurt, Paige and Ryan. Dear sister of Kaye (Emerson) HALL, Helen (Jim) MATHEWS, Bernard (Mary) CLARK, Connie MYLES and Anita (Ken) NIXON. Sister-in-law of Guenter (Gisela) MOHAUPT, Klaus (Inge) MOHAUPT and their families in Berlin, Germany and many nieces, nephews and extended families. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Bernice's life will be held on Saturday October 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Private interment at a later date in Woodland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-31 published
PORTER, Howard Leroy
Suddenly, in Strathroy on Saturday, October 28, 2006, Howard L. PORTER of Glencoe in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Pamela PORTER (GILLARD) of Twillygate, Newfoundland. Predeceased by parents George and Lavina (HATT) PORTER, and daughter Michelle Lynn PORTER. Survived by his children Gary and Heather, Mike and Karen, Kevin, Patrick and Charlotte, Patricia, and Carl. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by brothers Clements PORTER, Robert PORTER and sister Ola SEAMAN, all of Saint John, New Brunswick. Resting at M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. James REVIE will officiate. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 31st. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son Funeral Home will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. PORTER.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-07 published
NEILY, Ronald Philip
82 years on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at C.K.H.A. -- Public General Hospital, Chatham. Late of Hillside Ave., Wheatley. Beloved husband of Ruth (PRESANT.) Dear father of Nancy NEILY, Jane Neily MALLAY and (George MALLAY), Betsy NEILY (Andy FIELDING) and Ron NEILY (Linda BUTLER.) Loving grandfather of Patrick, Emily and Tommy. Also survived by sisters Lorna NEILY, Norah Balcom, Marian PORTER and his brother Hugh NEILY. Predeceased by his brother David NEILY. Ron served as a flying officer with Allouette Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1951 and went on to work for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television for 25 years until he retired in 1986. A funeral service was held on October 21, 2006. Interment Erie Cemetery. Wheatley.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
PORTER, M. Betty (November 27, 1927 to August 27 2006)
To my Mom, M. Betty PORTER
You only have one mother,
Patient kind and true.
No one else in all the world,
Could take the place of you.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed everyday from your daughter Nancy, grandchildren Jenny and Jessy and loving Friends Lorri, Samantha and Scott.

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PORTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
PORTER, Evelyn
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Highview Residence on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert PORTER. Loving mother of John and his wife Jackie. Dear grandmother of Erin and Jennifer and her husband John BARWELL and great-grandmother of Spencer, Sydney, Mackenzie and Ella. Special aunt to Tracey, Randy and Keith SHANTZ. Friends may call on Thursday, November 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond. The funeral will be a private family service. Memorial contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. The PORTERs are grateful to the staff of Highview Residence for the kind care given to their mother.

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PORTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-01 published
PORTER, Dr. John M.
Passed away in Collingwood on February 22, 2006, following a short illness. He is survived by his mother, Marion, his loving wife, Phyllis, and his three children, Michael, John and Anne and their families: Debbie, Austin and Blair; Jeff, Hanna and Axel; Diane and Lisa; Michelle, William and James; Kevin Buck, Courtney and David. A memorial service will be held in Toronto at some future date for the family. In John's memory and to thank the hospital staff for their compassionate care, donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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PORTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-01 published
PORTER, Dr. John M.
Passed away in Collingwood on February 22, 2006, following a short illness. He is survived by his mother, Marion, his loving wife, Phyllis, and his three children, Michael, John and Anne and their families: Debbie, Austin and Blair; Jeff, Hanna and Axel; Diane and Lisa; Michelle, William and James; Kevin Buck, Courtney and David. A memorial service will be held in Toronto at some future date for the family. In John's memory and to thank the hospital staff for their compassionate care, donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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PORTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-11 published
PORTER, Muriel Ada
Passed away on Saturday January 7, 2006 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood at the age of 94. Muriel of Collingwood (formerly of Etobicoke) beloved wife of the late David PORTER (2000.) Loving step-mother of David and his wife June of Wasaga Beach. Dear grandma of David (Andrea), Charlene Douglas and Ken (Michele). Great grandma of 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Jack and her sister Evelyn. Dear aunt of Jack (Lueilla) LUMLEY and Jack (Vivian) PAULLEY. She will be missed by her dear Friends Marjorie and Frank HAASE. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 2 p.m. on Tuesday January 10, 2006 at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke (at Shaver) for the Funeral Service at 3 o'clock. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca
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PORTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-25 published
PORTER, Muriel
The family of the late Muriel PORTER would like to take this opportunity to thank nurses and staff of Sunset Manor, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for their efficient and caring services. We also wish to thank Reverend Janet REID- HOCKIN for her comforting message, Rev. Tony DENBOK for his beautiful solo and all the pallbearers. We thank Reverend John HAMILTON for his kind words and Joy AIKINS for her lovely solo at the Memorial Service at Sunset Manor. Our heartfelt thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for their prayers, visits, cards, flowers and donations. Your love and kindness shown, was so much appreciated.
June and David PORTER
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PORTER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-05 published
GRANT, Colin Campbell (January 19, 1922-March 21 2006)
Husband of Ruth. Father of Cheryl (John PORTER) and Greg (Hazel.) Loved Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Former resident of Stayner for 14 yrs. until Feb./05. Former W.W. 2 vet who, courtesy of Friends in stayner, made a return trip to Holland in 2004. Many thanks to those who made that trip of a lifetime possible. A "Celebration Service" was held Friday March 24 at Knox Presbyterian Church, in Alliston. He is with his Lord!
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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
BODNAR, Henrietta " Etta" (née MacDONALD)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville, on Sunday, March 5, 2006, with her family at her side. Born Henrietta MacDONALD, beloved wife of the late August Gus BODNAR, loving mother of Bonnie and husband Paul O'BRIEN, Greg and wife Jayne, Carolyn and husband Peter EVANS, Andrea and husband John GERENDA, and Cheryl and husband Brian GRONKE. Proud Nana to Melissa, Meaghan, Jay, Calli, Tegan, Ryan, Eric, Alexandra and Lara. Predeceased by her parents Roderick and Margaret MacDONALD (née MONTGOMERY) her brothers Jack, Alister, and Roderick; and sister Peggy (Margaret) PORTER. Born in 1922 in Stornaway, Scotland on the Isle of Lewis, she was only three years of age when her mother, father, and two older brothers left for a better life in Canada. After settling in Toronto, she and her brothers learned English, although Gaelic remained the predominant language spoken at home. Her family came from modest means but they managed to afford highland dancing lessons for her at a local dance school. When the depression hit in 1929, her family moved to Fort William, now Thunder Bay, where she continued her dancing and won many championships. She also played the bagpipes in the Fort William Girls Pipe Band. It was in Fort William that she also met her husband of 57 years and high school sweetheart, Gus BODNAR. Etta was a devoted wife and with his successful hockey career as player, and later coach and manager which frequently caused him to be away from home, she raised their five children all the while creating a home environment that emphasized family and fostered interests and opportunities that were not possible when she was growing up. Etta and Gus enjoyed spending time with and entertaining their many Friends, as well as her adventures with Bonnie and Paul in the far northern reaches of the Yukon, with Carolyn and Peter returning to Etta's native Scotland, with Andrea and John in sunny Bermuda, and with Cheryl and Brian in Ontario's cottage country. Etta particularly enjoyed her time with Gus, and their many Friends and family at their winter home in Lake Placid, Florida, playing golf and relaxing in the warm southern climate. Etta was active throughout her life, not only with highland dancing (she could still do a fling in her 70's) but golf and curling and she maintained a regular exercise routine throughout her 80's. She adored her grandchildren and took pleasure in seeing them blossom through the years. She will be very much missed as a loving and devoted wife, mother, nana and friend. In accordance with Etta's wishes a private family gathering was held. In lieu of flowers, charitable receipted donations can be made in Etta's memory to the Highland Dancers Association of Ontario c/o 24 Baymark Road, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3X9.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
CHAPMAN, The Rev. John Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.Min.
Suddenly at home in London on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Born Toronto, 1927. Studied English at U of T. Converted to faith in Christ upon reading "The City of God" by St. Augustine. Joined United Church which stood for unity and liberty. Studied theology at Emmanuel College. Ordained 1953. Married classmate Mary Elizabeth MacVICAR, 1953 (ordained 1969.) Parents of Anna (Robert TUMCHEWICS, Yellowknife); Moira (Frank DUNN, Waterloo); the late Sylvia (1958-68) Lex, Ottawa (Sheila LINDSAY). "Grandad" of Alicia, Louise, John TUMCHEWICS; Laura, Mary Anne DUNN; Joshua, Cara CHAPMAN. Served Spirit River, Alberta (1953-6); Westboro, Ottawa (1956-7); North Gower (1957-68). Studied at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (1968-9). Served Wellburn Pastoral Charge (1969-77). Shared ministry Saint Paul's-Botany with Beth (1977-87) and The Rev. Masaoki HOSHINO from Hachirogata, Japan (1985-88). Supply Robinson Memorial, London; intentional interim minister of Calvary Memorial, Kitchener and of Knox, Embro. Retired in London, 1990. Student of I Samuel, the tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel. Beneficiary of psychiatric care from 1956 on. Predeceased by parents Turner and Jean; brother, Ron. Brother-in-law of Isobel CHAPMAN (Bobcaygeon) Marion BOYCE, Toronto (Wilf); Malcolm MacVICAR, London (Dianne). Uncle of Mike CHAPMAN, London; Steve CHAPMAN, Ottawa; Jeffrey BOYCE, Las Vegas (Barbara LANGE); Martha BOYCE, Toronto (David MIKELBERG); Roger BOYCE, Los Angeles (Marianne); Brian MacVICAR (Toronto); Mary Kay MacVICAR, Victoria (Peter REYNOLDS). Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 1 at 3: 00 p.m. in Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, by Rev. Frank VAN VEEN. Interment at a later date at Rideauvale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. As Doug loved flowers and opera, those who wish to make a memorial might consider the gift of a plant to someone who suffers from emotional illness, or make a donation to The London Guild of the Canadian Opera Company, c/o Dr. David STANLEY- PORTER, 509 Canterbury Rd., London, Ontario N6G 2N5. "Humble is the password of the wise." Abbie Huston Evans

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
CHAPMAN, The Rev. John Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.Min.
Suddenly at home in London on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Born Toronto, 1927. Studied English at U of T. Converted to faith in Christ upon reading "The City of God" by St. Augustine. Joined United Church which stood for unity and liberty. Studied theology at Emmanuel College. Ordained 1953. Married classmate Mary Elizabeth MacVICAR, 1953 (ordained 1969.) Parents of Anna (Robert TUMCHEWICS, Yellowknife); Moira (Frank DUNN, Waterloo); the late Sylvia (1958-68) Lex, Ottawa (Sheila LINDSAY). "Grandad" of Alicia, Louise, John TUMCHEWICS; Laura, Mary Anne DUNN; Joshua, Cara CHAPMAN. Served Spirit River, Alberta (1953-6); Westboro, Ottawa (1956-7); North Gower (1957-68). Studied at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (1968-9). Served Wellburn Pastoral Charge (1969-77). Shared ministry Saint Paul's-Botany with Beth (1977-87) and The Rev. Masaoki HOSHINO from Hachirogata, Japan (1985-88). Supply Robinson Memorial, London; intentional interim minister of Calvary Memorial, Kitchener and of Knox, Embro. Retired in London, 1990. Student of I Samuel, the tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel. Beneficiary of psychiatric care from 1956 on. Predeceased by parents Turner and Jean; brother, Ron. Brother-in-law of Isobel CHAPMAN (Bobcaygeon) Marion BOYCE, Toronto (Wilf); Malcolm MacVICAR, London (Dianne). Uncle of Mike CHAPMAN, London; Steve CHAPMAN, Ottawa; Jeffrey BOYCE, Las Vegas (Barbara LANGE); Martha BOYCE, Toronto (David MIKELBERG); Roger BOYCE, Los Angeles (Marianne); Brian MacVICAR (Toronto); Mary Kay MacVICAR, Victoria (Peter REYNOLDS). Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 1 at 3: 00 p.m. in Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, by Rev. Frank VAN VEEN. Interment at a later date at Rideauvale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. As Doug loved flowers and opera, those who wish to make a memorial might consider the gift of a plant to someone who suffers from emotional illness, or make a donation to The London Guild of the Canadian Opera Company, c/o Dr. David STANLEY- PORTER, 509 Canterbury Rd., London, Ontario N6G 2N5. "Humble is the password of the wise." Abbie Huston Evans

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
PORTER, Myrtle Lorraine
Peacefully on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 at Garden Court Nursing Home, Toronto, age 85. Beloved wife of the Late Russell PORTER. Dear mother of Diane and husband Ron STRICKLER, Brian and wife Bridget PORTER, Mary Ann and husband Don COLLINS- WILLIAMS. Loving Grandma of Wendy and husband Toby, Laura, Lynne, Michael, Paul and great grandma of Noah. Private family arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made through memorial donations to The Ontario March of Dimes - Post Polio Program, 10 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M4H 1A4.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-16 published
PORTER, Doctor Terry
(Retired Orthopedic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Graduate East York Collegiate, Queen Meds '63, Past President Rotary Club of Barrie)
Peacefully at home on Friday, September 15, 2006 at age 68. Husband and best friend of Andrea. Proud father of Steve and Joyce, David and Cheryl, Rob and Jennifer, and Mike and Kate. Loving Papa of Krystyn, Maddison, Keaton, Marcus, Jackson, Teresa, and Alyssa. Dear son of Louise and the late Fred PORTER. Brother of Faulene HOPKINS and her husband Brent. Brother-in-law of Merle DEAN. A Celebration of Terry's life will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street), Barrie, on Tuesday, September 19, at 11: 00 a.m. No prior visitation. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation or Rotary Club of Barrie Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-11 published
PORTER, Doctor Charles Jack
Born February 13, 1919 in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, died October 6, 2006 at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario at the age of 87. He was the son of Thomas George PORTER and Mildred DOWNER. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1953 with a PhD in Biochemistry. In September 1957, Doctor Murray YOUNG recommended that Doctor C.J. PORTER head the biochemistry department at the Toronto General Hospital. He had already acquired considerable experience in biochemical research during seven years of work as a researcher at two major drug houses. Concurrently he also took on an assistant professorship at the University of Toronto, and taught biochemistry to medical students there. He continued to run the clinical chemistry department at Toronto General Hospital until 1985 when he retired, having created a world renowned laboratory. After retirement he continued his involvement into his 80's as a director of the Hospitals In Common Laboratory in Toronto. Jack loved the outdoors and was an accomplished classical pianist who also played jazz by ear. He will be missed by his wife Dorothy Mildred (DE CAMPS) and his four sons Robert, Chris, Jim and John; their wives, Yvonne, Marlene, Marion and Cora his brother William (Bill) Lloyd and wife Anne; his brother Beverly George (wife Eunice -- deceased); and his grandchildren, Stephanie, Gregory, Matthew, Richard, Stephen and Derek. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, specifying for Alzheimer's research. Funeral service will be held at York Cemetery Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, 416-221-3404 on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment and reception to follow.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-23 published
PORTER, Major John McKenzie, M.C., F.R.S.A. (1911-2006)
Slipped away quietly as old soldiers are supposed to on Saturday, October 21, 2006 on his 95th birthday. Fleet Street editor, film critic and feature writer prior World War 2. Brilliant record as an infantry officer in the Italian campaign, wounded at Cassino, awarded the Military Cross. Served through 1946 with British Intelligence Rome, Athens and Vienna. Paris correspondent Kemsley Newspapers 1946-1948. Emigrated to Canada. Prolific profiler for Maclean's 1948-1962. Columnist, arts critic at The Telegram and Toronto Sun 1962-1990. Author biography Prince Edward Duke of Kent 1962. Predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen, survived by son Timothy, wife Patsy (Gray) and granddaughters Suzanna (Geoff) of Toronto and Rosalind of London, United Kingdom. Bon vivant, anti-snob, balloon pricker extraordinaire. Exquisite writer, pretty good gardener and creative cook. A family service is to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Staff Christmas Fund, Christie Gardens, 600 Melita Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3Z4.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-02 published
McKenzie PORTER, Journalist (1911-2006)
Deliberately outrageous or outrageously deliberate, he was a Toronto Sun columnist who loved to upset sacred cows and apple carts. 'He had a forked tongue in both cheeks simultaneously'
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Erudite windbag. Pontificating right-wing snob. Upper-class Brit-twit monarchist loudmouth. Racist and misogynist. He'd heard them all, and they all rolled right off his tweeded back. Whatever else was said of him -- some of it unprintable -- McKenzie PORTER was either a fearless pricker of balloons who shot from the lip, or he was putting us on.
Turns out it was healthy dollops of both. In any case, he was the very personification of political incorrectness decades before the term was coined.
An incorrigible columnist for 19 years at the Toronto Sun -- whose 35th anniversary yesterday the Globe herewith graciously acknowledges -- and for its predecessor, the storied Toronto Telegram, Mr. PORTER was the master of elegant invective and purple phraseology. To say he was irrepressible or irreverent would be clichéd folderol, the kind he abhorred. A small sampling (with apologies all around):
Most feminists were "deservedly cast-off wives, pseudo-intellectual frumps and incurable lesbians, a vociferous motley of shrews, viragos, prudes and charlatans."
Many homosexuals "no longer are satisfied with acceptance and freedom from prosecution. They now seek approval, acclaim and authority."
All his "known enemies" were "pseudo-intellectuals, artistic charlatans and specious socialists with cunning eyes, avaricious inclinations, flaccid bodies, theatrical garments and ignoble records of service to Queen and country."
Any man who avoids household duties as "women's work" and cannot sew a button, boil an egg, operate a vacuum or scour a saucepan was "a sexist despot."
Was that last one the proverbial pot calling the kettle black? Who knows?
"One could never be sure whether PORTER was spoofing or serious, writing for real or effect," recalled his some-time boss at the Sun, Peter WORTHINGTON, in a 1999 column of his own. "Whatever, indisputably, he was the most graceful and stylish writer in the business."
One contemporary ended an interview some 30 years ago by wondering whether Mr. PORTER was being deliberately outrageous or outrageously deliberate. He finally decided that being preposterous was "a way of life" for the columnist… "even when PORTER is kidding, he's not kidding."
As in a column under the headline "Body Hygiene," in which he fulminated that defecating in the men's room at the office, while reading a newspaper, was "not merely theft of one's employer's time but often, an offence to the eyes, ears and nose of one's colleagues." It was vintage stuff and became a collector's item. The Sun later ran a photo of a regal Mr. PORTER, enjoying that day's edition while ensconced on a commode. The picture was republished in the American humour magazine, National Lampoon.
Mr. WORTHINGTON recalled a man who revered good manners, was unfailingly courteous and gentlemanly, and fiercely denied being a snob ("There are few flavours I enjoy more than snob blood," Mr. PORTER insisted.) The closer he got to the truth, the more outrageous he seemed. And accusations of racism were false, Mr. WORTHINGTON felt; they merely reflected Mr. PORTER's elitism.
"He was a cartoonist who used words," said his son, Tim, a one-time reporter and public relations man. "People thought he was snooty, but he was sending up people he thought were snooty. He had a forked tongue in both cheeks simultaneously. He kicked uphill."
Born into a mercantile family in England, Mr. PORTER was smitten by journalism when he encountered a reporter who was boarding at the clan's 20-room house. A cub reporter's job at the Manchester Evening Chronicle lasted two years, followed by a stint at the northern edition of the Daily Express, where he covered Hitler's early stirrings and the Spanish Civil War. Then came Fleet Street and the Daily Mirror, where, at 25, Mr. PORTER became news editor with 75 reporters under him, and where he helped break the story of Edward VIII's abdication. He would later concede that he had been spoiled by his quick success.
A fight with his editor resulted in a move to the Beaverbrook-owned Evening Standard as a film Critic. It didn't last. Lord Beaverbrook, the Canadian-born Max Aitken, loved corny movies and expected Mr. PORTER to share his tastes. A 1978 Sun profile of Mr. PORTER related that the end came when the press baron's valet called to say his master had enjoyed the latest Ritz Brothers comedy. Mr. PORTER buttonholed an editor and gave precise directions as to where His Lordship could put the movie.
Briefly, he wrote for the Daily Sketch, and was upbraided by an executive for beginning a story, "If all the civil servants in Lytham Saint Annes were laid end to end, I would be surprised."
When war came, Mr. PORTER could have signed up to flak for the armed services, as many reporters did. After all, the job was safe and it paid well. Instead, he enlisted as a private and gave up a salary of £1,500 a year for two shillings a day.
He began as a rifleman in the London Irish Rifles and after being commissioned, served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Along the way, he won a commission and in Calabria, Italy, in 1943, led a charge against a Nazi position. "As my platoon piper ceased his blood-curdling, enemy-demoralizing overture to hand-to-hand combat, we trotted into the final assault," he wrote in his inimitable style, years later. "Firing rifles and submachine guns from the hip and yelling and bawling like barbarians on the threshold of ancient Rome, we noticed that the cheeks of the Panzers became almost as pale as the whites of their eyes.
"Of course, the Panzers ran away. Who wouldn't in the circumstances? And they left behind on army cookers a sizzling array of mouth-watering breakfast sausages, new black bread, fresh figs and real coffee."
He took four bullets in the Battle for Cassino, and was awarded the Military Cross from King George VI. He ended the war as a major and then spent three years as a Paris correspondent for English newspapers, one of them under Ian Fleming of James Bond fame ("a very poor journalist," he said.) Fed up with post-war rationing, he arrived in Canada in 1948.
A self-confessed "remorselessly gluttonous carnivore," he insisted that the following happened: While sharing a drink with a public relations man, the latter inquired why Mr. PORTER had chosen Canada. " Well," Mr. PORTER replied, not entirely in jest, "it was mainly because of the meat." The result was a long-running advertising slogan for the Dominion supermarket chain.
Soon after his arrival, Mr. PORTER began writing for Maclean's magazine. June Callwood, at the time a fresh freelancer, recalled, with noticeable warmth in her voice, a man who was "openly racist, sexist [and] snobbish both intellectually and socially. He was just atrocious, to a point where you weren't sure he wasn't doing a caricature."
Which he probably was, Ms. Callwood allowed. "He really did have a heart of gold. He was kind of adorable [and] had a huge amount of charm. I'll never forget the pomposity, but it had to be a joke."
Mr. PORTER authored a biography of Queen Victoria's father, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. In 1962, he moved to the Toronto Telegram where he pounded out columns and arts criticism, and almost proved too hot for publisher John BASSETT. Editors killed about one of his columns a month, but when a libel suit was lost over one that slipped by, Mr. BASSETT could not bring himself to fire a decorated war veteran.
At the Tely, he crossed swords with fellow writer Pierre Berton, who never forgave him for openly mocking the "Sordman's Club," a group of high-profile men who took other men's wives to monthly lunches.
The late Charles Templeton, evangelist and one-time Toronto Star editor who referred to Mr. PORTER as "a professional Englishman," recalled in his memoirs that Mr. PORTER greeted him at their first meeting with: "Well, Templeton, how are things with God these days?"
In October of 1971, Mr. BASSETT decided to fold the Telegram, even though it remained profitable. In response, a group of employees, Mr. PORTER among them, hatched a plan to launch a tabloid replacement. On November 1 of that year, with Douglas CREIGHTON as publisher and Peter WORTHINGTON as editor, the first Toronto Sun hit the streets.
At the Sun, Mr. PORTER continued in his characteristic, immoderate manner. His file thickened over a 1989 column in which he wrote that Italian-Canadians were using methods "alien to British practice" to gain political power, and therefore, no Canadian citizen born outside Canada should be allowed to vote in any elections or stand for office. That earned him an acid rebuke in Ontario's legislature and the City of Toronto withdrew its advertising in the Sun, valued at $40,000 a year. Stung by accusations of censorship, the city lifted its ban two months later.
He retired, reluctantly, in 1990, and went about parodying himself better than anyone could in freelance travel articles, essays and commentaries for The Globe. Whether it was folding his lanky, vaguely David Niven-ish self under a Japanese dining table or losing a shoe in a raging English rainstorm or flying to London to get a new ferrule (cap) placed on the tip of his walking stick, the copy was always in Technicolor.
Journalism was good to him. "A millionaire's life on a beggar's income," he once boasted. His son confirmed a similar motto. "Scribbling: Sure beats working."
John McKenzie PORTER was born in Accrington, England, on October 21, 1911, and died of natural causes in Toronto on October 21, 2006, on his 95th birthday. His wife, Kathleen, died in 1985, He leaves a son, Tim, and two granddaughters. A family memorial is planned for a later date.

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CHRISTIE, Bruce Clarke
At the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 of Irish Lake at the age of 75 years. Beloved husband of Lorraine PORTER. Loving father of Ron (Marilyn) CHRISTIE of Nottawa and Sandra (Clifford) EAST of Caledon Village. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren Chad CHRISTIE, Michael and Ryan EAST. Predeceased by parents Fred and Myrtle and his sister Norma CHRISTIE. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, January 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 6th at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment Salem Cemetery, Proton. Memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
PORTER, Muriel Aida
Passed away, on Saturday, January 7, 2006, at Sunset Manor, Collingwood, at the age of 94. Muriel of Collingwood (formerly of Etobicoke), beloved wife of the late David PORTER (2000.) Loving step-mother of David and his wife June of Wasaga Beach. Dear grandma of David (Andrea,) Charlene DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, and Ken (Michele.) Great-grandma of 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Jack and her sister Evelyn. Dear aunt of Jack (Lueilla) LOMLEY and Jack (Vivian) PAULLEY. She will be missed by her dear Friends Marjorie and Frank HAASE. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (1-866-428-2637), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke (at Shaver), for the Funeral Service at 3 o'clock. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. For more information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.

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PORTER, Doris Ellen (née JARVIS)
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear mother, Doris, in her 91st year. Peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Walter Alvin PORTER (past Sergeant of Metropolitan Toronto Police). Loving daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy JARVIS. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Mary Catherine, Gail and her husband Barrie COX and Kenneth. Granny will be sadly missed by her seven grandchildren: David and Brian PORTER, Chris, Brian and Michelle COX, and Kenny and Jennifer PORTER. Survived by her brother Trevor JARVIS and her sister Audrey HAMBLETON. Doris will always be remembered for her laughter and love of her parents and family. The family will receive Friends at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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PORTER, Kathleen Viola
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Kathleen Viola PORTER on Friday the 27th day of January 2006, in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife for 69 years of the late Robert H. PORTER, and loving mother of Joan FIELD (and her late husband Bill), Raymond and his wife Kay, and the late Virginia (Ginny) BRAULT and her husband, Joseph BRAULT. She will be fondly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families, and many Friends, including her Friends and caring Nurses and staff at Bendale Acres. Kathleen and Bob were active for many years in the Order of the Eastern Star (Northcliffe Branch), Toronto. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Tuesday, January 31, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., followed by service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation may be made to Bendale Acres, 2920 Lawerance Avenue East, Toronto Ontario, M1P 2T8.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
BUNKER, Lloyd Wallace
On Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Lloyd Wallace BUNKER of Long Point in his 89th year. Beloved husband for 66 years of Gladys BUNKER. Dear father of Diane PORTER (Joseph) of Goderich, Keith BUNKER (Olga) of Newmarket and Bradley BUNKER (Elaine) of Markham. Loving grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Brother of Irene HOBECK of Richmond Hill. Predeceased by his sister Muriel BALL. Lloyd served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. A memeorial service will be announced at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy and donations (charity of your choice) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 519-672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
PORTER, William Hubert
(Retired educator, former North York Board of Education)
On Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Expressing thanks to God are his family, wife Dr. Renée PORTER, daughters Lois PORTER and Valerie and her husband Simon BEADLE and granddaughters Kara and Hannah, for allowing us to share his love and life. Fondly remembered by his brothers, sisters and their families, Len and Edna PORTER, Ruby Noble BURDEN, Max and Joan PORTER, Verley and Calvin NOBLE, and Ruth and the late Roy PORTER. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. To honour Bill's request, a private service will be held followed by interment Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, M1R 2Z2 would be appreciated.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-02 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Grace Corrinne (née CHESSUM)
At the age of 98. Entered peacefully into rest at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on March 31, 2006 at 5: 15 p.m. Corrinne, daughter of the late Grace and Alfred CHESSUM. Wife of the late William Ranby THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Mother of Donna CRAVEN and her late husband Jack. Grandmother of Corrinne and Bruce ORPWOOD and Cathy and Bruce PORTER. Great-grandmother of Jamie-Lynn and Drew ORPWOOD. Sister of Russell and the late Sheila CHESSUM. Aunt of Ray CHESSUM, Norma and Ken FRAIL and Greg CHESSUM. Sister-in-law of Mary and the late Cecil THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Lovingly remembered by many cousins, great-nieces and nephews. Corrinne was a member of Madoc Chapter 143 of The Order of The Eastern Star and St. Andrew's United Church in Marmora. The family will receive Friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, 9 Bursthall Street, Marmora, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service in St. Andrew's United Church, Marmora, Tuesday, April 4 at 1: 00 p.m. Eastern Star Service Monday at 7: 00 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Scarborough. Donations to the Lupus Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
PETTET, Jean Susie (née DOWLING)
Jean passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Reginald G. PETTET and the cherished Mom of Sue and Paul GRAHAM and Penny and Paul COBLEY. She will be greatly missed by her grand_son Russell GRAHAM, and her nieces Jackie DAVEY and her husband Bruce and Kathy PORTER and her husband Steve. Jean will always hold a special place in the hearts of her sisters Edna SUDLOW and Lorna KENNEDY. A family service was held on April 11, 2006 in Oakville. A special thank you to the management and staff of West Oak Village Long Term Care Residence for their care, compassion and the affection they showed our Mom.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
PORTER, William " Bill" Charles
On Wednesday April 12, 2006, our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at the age of 82 in Barrie at Royal Victoria Hospital. Survived by his loving wife Eileen PORTER, daughter Susan SYME and her husband Ted and their daughter Leah of Barrie, daughter Alison SYME and her husband Glenn and their children Andrew, Matthew and Marina of Arborg, Manitoba, daughter Lesley PORTER and her sons Brock, Brad and Michael VANDRICK of Barrie, son Stephen PORTER and his wife Nancy and their children Amaret and Jesse of Balgonie, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by daughter Nancie MINTEN, but survived by her children Amanda, Hailey and Hayden of Wyevale, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by nephew Robert ALLEN of British Columbia, and nieces Ruth, Iris and Kathleen ALLEN of Winnipeg and Claire GORDON of British Columbia. Predeceased by sisters Annie GORDON of Vancouver, British Columbia and Grace ALLEN of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born to William and Annie PORTER of Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 10, 1923. Bill graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1946 and subsequently moved to Toronto where he gained employment at General Electric and met his future wife Eileen. In 1949 they moved to Barrie where Bill worked for Ontario Hydro from which he retired after 40 years of service. During this time Bill also completed an M.B.A. at the University of Toronto. In his retirement years Bill continued working by starting a Tax Business as a second career. During early life in Barrie Bill enjoyed many pastimes, especially sailing at the Barrie Yacht Club and skiing at Snow Valley. In retirement Bill enjoyed camaraderie at the Parkview Centre playing snooker, and his Monday night "games" at B.C.C.. Over the years Bill was also involved in Little Hills Player, Central Church, Probus, Downtown Development Board, B.U.G., and the Barrie Library Board. Bill was also very active in his Class of '46 Reunions. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Doctor BEECROFT, and the nurses and therapy staff of 3SA at the Royal Victoria Hospital for their compassion and understanding. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service at Central United Church, 54 Ross Street, Barrie on Monday April 17th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. The family would prefer donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Hospital, Regional Cancer Care Centre. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com.

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
PORTER, Joan (née MOSTELLER) (1917-2006)

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PORTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
RYAN, Joseph William " Joe"
At the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Joseph William RYAN, proud Veteran of World War 2 (North Shore Regiment) was the beloved husband of Vivian May RYAN (nee THURBER.) Dear father of Katherine Denise RYAN of Toronto and Robert Stafford RYAN (wife Bonnie) of Florida. Grandfather of Sarah MIGNARDI, Alicia MIGNARDI, Shannon RYAN, Danielle RYAN and Robert RYAN. Great-grandfather of Andrea, Julien and Kaylyn. Brother of Alfred, James, Wilbert, William, Ronald, Robert, all predeceased, also Margaret MARTIN of Oshawa, Edith BISHOP of Mississauga, Ruby PORTER and Elizabeth CURRIE of Nova Scotia. Brother-in-law of Rupert THURBER and Alice THURBER, both predeceased and Ethel Christina Joseph THURBER (husband Tony) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A funeral service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. Following cremation, interment Union Cemetery, Cobourg. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations in memory of Joe can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences to www.MacCoubrey.com

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PORTEUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
PORTEUS, George Albert
Born July 23, 1929 in Maxwell, Ontario and passed away peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Friday, March 24, 2006. Beloved husband of Alice (née CHAPUT) for 51 years. Loving Dad to Peggy and her late husband Wes DABROWSKI. Will be sadly missed by grand_sons Kyle and Wade. Predeceased by his parents Bert and Annie, his brother Ross, and sisters Margaret MARTYNIUK and Marie SMITH (late Wayne.) Survived by his sister-in-law Evelyn and brother-in-law Doug MARTYNIUK. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial service at Alderwood United Church, 44 Delma Avenue, Etobicoke, (directions: www.alderwooduc.ca) on Saturday, April 1, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund for George's grand_sons for further education would be appreciated. Scotiabank account 94706-0219622. Always in our hearts, memories we will treasure forever.

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PORTLOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-13 published
McNABB, Shirley Ruth (née GOLDRICK)
Of Saint Thomas on Sunday, June 11, 2006, in her 79th year after a long fight with lung cancer. Dearly loved wife of 56 years of Albert Donald McNABB. Daughter of the late Albert (1982) and May (PEARSON) GOLDRICK (1985) and loved mother of Gloria WHITE/WHYTE (GOLDRICK) Kelona, British Columbia. Loved grandmother of Michelle and her husband Daryl WOLFF of Edmonton. Dear sister of Alberta and her husband Cecil PICKARD of Saint Thomas and the late Echo (Mrs. Gordon SATCHELL) (1943) and Amy (Mrs. Ted PORTLOCK) (1995) and a sister Kathrine and a brother Johnny who died in infancy. Shirley leaves many nieces and nephews. She worked at Timken Roller Bearing Co. from 1947 to 1959, in the Office of Doctor E.W. KIERLUK from 1970 to 1985. She was a 60 year member of Knox Presbyterian Church, was past President of the Country Circle of the Ladies Aid and a long time member of the Saint Thomas Curling Club. A public Memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 24th at 11: 00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the S.T.E.G. Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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PORTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
BAGSHAW, Beatrice Kathleen (LOVELACE)
Entered into rest at Versa Care Centre in Uxbridge on Saturday, December 31, 2005. Beatrice Kathleen LOVELACE, in her 88th year, was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd BAGSHAW (1998.) Loving mother of William (Eleanor) BAGSHAW of Uxbridge, Linda (Eric) WADDILOVE of Leamington, and Douglas (Janet) BAGSHAW of Pickering. Predeceased by one daughter Barbara STODDART (1998.) Dearly remembered by three sisters Evelyn LOVELACE of Peterborough, Marion (Raymond) SCOTT of Belleville and Bertha PORTMAN of Clarkson, six grandchildren, Pam, Robert and Timothy DIKE, Karen (Dennis) O'LEARY, Bill (Carol LINGNER) BAGSHAW and Richard (Elizabeth) BAGSHAW. Also three great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. from Vroomanton United Church near Sunderland. As a remembrance, donations to Vroomanton United or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.

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PORTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-02 published
MONIZ, Manuel
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Friday, December 30, 2005, Manuel MONIZ of R.R.#2 Wardsville in his 83rd year. Predeceased by his wife Maria Leonarda (Paiva) MONIZ (1973). Beloved father of Manuel and Lyn MONIZ, Mary and Doug HAWORTH, Ana Maria MONIZ, Joe and Mony MONIZ, Tony and Deanna MONIZ, George and Debbie MONIZ, Elizabeth and Don ROEMMELE, Paul and Janice MONIZ, Michelle MONIZ, Diane MONIZ and Kevin DEGG, Sherry MONIZ. Dear grandfather of Dan, Kevin, Rob, Katrina, Aaron, Ashlee, Anthony, Kim, Ben, Nicole, Adam, Tyler, Eric, Samuel and Launa. Also survived by his brother Jose MONIZ, and 3 sisters, Armana DUTRA, Artemiza CAMARA and Sofia PAIVA as well as several neices and nephews. Special friend of Francelina RIBEIRO. Predeceased by one brother Adelino MONIZ, and 2 sisters, Fernanda PORTO and Edwarda PACHECO. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Catholic Church, Glencoe on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Fr. Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Strathroy. Memorial donations may be made to the Four Counties Health Services Foundation, St. Charles Church Building Fund or Canadian Cancer Society.

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PORTO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-13 published
Crash claims fifth victim head
By Canadian Press, Fri., January 13, 2006
Hamilton -- A fifth person has died after a crash near Hamilton that killed a mom and three children.
Robert FOX, 40, from Cambridge, died in hospital from injuries suffered in the December 22 accident.
The crash had already claimed the lives of Vivian PORTO, 43, her children, Francesco, 13, and Azzadine, 10, and her niece, Emily 10.
Two of Fox's passengers remain in hospital -- his son, Trevor, 17, is in stable condition, and Brenda ROBINSON, 38, is in fair condition.
Fox's daughter, Jessyca, 14, was previously released from hospital.
Police have said drifting snow caused PORTO to lose control of her minivan.

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PORTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-12 published
PATULLO, Michele
Peacefully at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site on Friday, February 10, 2006. Michele PATULLO, dearly beloved husband to Filomena. Loving father to Vincenzina (Antonio D'EGIDIO) and Assunta (Antonio PORTO) of Italy. Cherished grandfather to Amodio D'EGIDIO, Anna (Tony YAMMINE) and loved great-grandfather to Michael YAMMINE and Giselle YAMMINE. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family in Canada and Italy. Friends and family will be received at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel" 3725 Keele St. (between Sheppard and Finch) (416) 636-7027 on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church (1789 Lawrence Ave. W) at 9 a.m. Entombment to follow at Beechwood Mausoleum.

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PORTSMOUTH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
RISLER, Lillian Ruth " Peggy"
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on October 14, 2006. Lillian Ruth (Peggy) RISLER of London in her 88th year. Predeceased by her late husband Charles RISLER. Dear mother of Kerry, Keith and Anthony (Tony) and his wife Diane RISLER. Dear sister of Clarice PORTSMOUTH of Ancaster and her children Louise SIDORKEWICZ of Grimsby and Leslie PORTSMOUTH of Montreal. Dear grandmother of Shanon, Allan and Eric RISLER and Sarah RISLER and her children Diana and Gregory. Also survived by cousins John and Rick SHOLDICE. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 249 Hamilton Road, London on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 2 p.m. with visitation with the family commencing at 1 p.m. Forest City Cremation Service.

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