PROBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
DYKES, James Grant
Peacefully at home after a brief illness on Saturday, September 30, at age 86. Beloved husband of Jeanne (née WYNDELS,) loving father of Jennifer (Then), and devoted grandfather of Jay and Christianne. Predeceased by his brother John and sister Marion PROBER, he will be fondly remembered by his and Jeanne's many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Winnipeg, he received a B.Com. from the University of Manitoba. His service during World War 2 in the Royal Canadian Navy (1941-45) included posting on H.M.C.S. Athabascan. He retired as Lieut-Commdr. James continued in public service as a Trade Commissioner in Ottawa and London, England and Industrial Commissioner in Windsor, Ontario. From 1954 until his retirement in 1985, he was President of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, Toronto, where he helped lay the groundwork for the Canada-U.S. Auto Pact. James will be remembered for his unfailing adherence to his personal belief that courtesy, kindness and good humour make the world a better place. A service to celebrate James' life will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue on Friday, October 6th at 11 a.m., followed immediately by a reception. If desired, donations for research may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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PROBSAINT_G o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
McCLEARY, Min
Fond farewell to our feisty family titan Min McCLEARY in Orillia, November 30th, aged 95. Mother to Judy (Lou) PROBSAINT_Gran to Lou (Kate KLEIN,) Steve (Jen O'GRADY,) Nick and Christine (Andrew BURK/BURKE- HALL) and Great Gran to Zach and Ben PROBST, Lou and Cole PROBST, Emily and Jessica BURK/BURKE- HALL. Body donated to U of T.

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PROBST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
McCLEARY, Min
Fond farewell to our feisty family titan Min McCLEARY in Orillia, November 30th, aged 95. Mother to Judy (Lou) PROBSAINT_Gran to Lou (Kate KLEIN,) Steve (Jen O'GRADY,) Nick and Christine (Andrew BURK/BURKE- HALL) and Great Gran to Zach and Ben PROBST, Lou and Cole PROBST, Emily and Jessica BURK/BURKE- HALL. Body donated to U of T.

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PROCESSION o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
PROCESSION, Martha
(Of St. Demetrus Residence)
Peacefully on Monday, February 13th, 2006 at the William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke Campus, in her 90th year. Survived by her sister Jean (John) SAWCHYN of Regina, niece Carol JARMAN and nephew Norm (Eve) JARMAN of Mississauga and many nieces and nephews in Western Canada. Cremation will take place with a Celebration of Martha's life to be held on Sunday, March 26th, 2006 from 1: 30-3:30 p.m. at St. Demetrus Residence, 123 LaRose Ave., Toronto. If desired, donations to Providence Health Care or Credit Valley Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home, Weston, 416-241-4618.

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PROCHAZKOVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-03 published
FRANTISAK, Vera (PROCHAZKOVA)
Peacefully, on October 31, 2006 at Princess Margaret Hospital, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Frank FRANTISAK. Dearly loved mother of Frank and Vera, and dear mother-in-law of Markham COOK. Adoring Babi of Katherine and Joshua. Born in 1937 in Prague, she made a daring escape with her two small children in 1968. She also leaves to mourn her loss her sisters, Marie, Anna, Jana and Slavka, and her brothers, Jindrich and Karel, as well as her extended family in the Czech Republic. The family would like to thank all the medical staff concerned with her care, especially Dr. SECCARECCIA and her Palliative Care team. Funeral Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, 50 Saint_Joseph Street, Toronto. (Arrangements Morley Bedford 416-489-8733). If desired, donations in her memory can be made to the Palliative Care Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation 416-946-6560.

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PROCIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
PROCIUK, Barbara Danuta
Died in peace surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, 13 April, 2006 at age 93, in Toronto. Predeceased in 1974 by her adoring husband, Major (Polish Forces, World War 2) Aleksander PROCIUK. Beloved mother of Margaret WYSZKOWSKI (Andrew) of Toronto and Major (Canadian Forces, retired) Richard PROCIUK (Janina) of Ottawa. Cherished 'Bunia' of Michael WYSZKOWSKI (Amanda) of Texas, Katherine MacDONALD (Peter) of Oakville, and Christopher WYSZKOWSKI (Robyn) of Florida. Great-grandmother to Erin, Kevin, Grace and Anna. Dear sister-in-law of Helena in Lviv. Fondly remembered by Friends and family in Canada, the U.S.A. and Poland. The family is grateful for the excellent and loving care provided by everyone at Copernicus Lodge. In accordance with our mother's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service/celebration of life will be held in the future. Your prayers are welcome. If desired, donations may be made to the Copernicus Lodge Foundation, 66 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6R 3A7.

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PROCIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
PROCIUK, Barbara Danuta
Died in peace surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 13, at age 93, in Toronto. Predeceased in 1974 by her adoring husband, Major (Polish Forces, retired) Aleksander PROCIUK. Beloved mother of Margaret WYSZKOWSKI (Andrew) of Toronto and Major (Canadian Forces, retired) Richard PROCIUK (Janina) of Ottawa. Cherished "Bunia" of Michael WYSZKOWSKI (Amanda) of Texas, Katherine MacDONALD (Peter) of Oakville, and Christopher WYSZKOWSKI (Robyn) of Florida. Great-grandmother to Erin, Kevin, Grace and Anna. Dear sister-in-law of Helena in Lviv. Fondly remembered by Friends and family in Canada, the U.S.A. and Poland. The family is grateful for the excellent and loving care provided by everyone at Copernicus Lodge. In accordance with our mother's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service/celebration of life will be held in the future. Your prayers are welcome. If desired, donations may be made to the Copernicus Lodge Foundation, 66 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 3A7.

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PROCOP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-13 published
CLANCY, Thomas H.
Suddenly, but peacefully with his family at his side, on April 11th, 2006, Mr. Thomas H. CLANCY of London in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Norene CLANCY. Loving father of Connie (Ron PROCOP,) John (Nancy), Jo-Anne (Dave LAWSON), Timmy, Terry, Debbie (Dale), and Kathy. Dear grandfather of Tracy, Jack, Mark, Larry, Jenny, Bill, Keith, Andrew, Jerred, and Jason. Also survived by his sisters Clare (Ron MIGHT) and Wilma (Bob LUCKWITZ.) Predeceased by his brother Jerry Tate. A memorial service to celebrate Tom's life will be held in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, (520 Dundas Street, London) on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time. In memory of Tom, contributions to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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PROCOP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-15 published
PROCOP, Betty Lou (née ANDERSON)
Peacefully at home on September 13, 2006, Betty Lou PROCOP (ANDERSON,) of St. Williams, Ontario, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Betty Lou resided and worked in London, Ontario until 2003 when she and Richard retired to St. Williams. Betty Lou is predeceased by her parents, William and Sadie ANDERSON and one brother, Lorne ANDERSON. Betty Lou is survived by her husband of 37 years, Richard PROCOP, and her three daughters, Rebecca PROCOP (Dan PLUMB) of Welland, Ontario, Susan PROCOP (Michael NOONAN) and Jennifer PROCOP (Carmell TAIT/TAITE/TATE), both of London, Ontario. A loving Grandma Lou to Trianna TAILOR/TAYLOR and Grandma Betty to Jeremy and Emily NOONAN and Caleb TAIT/TAITE/TATE, she will be greatly missed by her grandchildren. Betty Lou's sense of humour, generosity of spirit, and compassion will be missed by all who knew her. At Betty Lou's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Family and Friends are invited to gather for a celebration of Betty Lou's life at her home, 25 Bayview Avenue, St. Williams, Ontario on Sunday, September 17, 2006 from 11: 00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Cremation with interment. The family would like to thank Doctor WILLIAMSON and the nurses of Community Care Partners, Norfolk County, who cared for Betty Lou during her last days at home.

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PROCOP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-14 published
LAWSON, David John
Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Monday, December 11th, 2006, David John LAWSON of London at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Joanne (Clancy) LAWSON for over 34 years. Loving father of Keith (Deanna) LAWSON and Andrew LAWSON all of London. Cherished son of Betty LAWSON (Leo DONAHUE) and the late John LAWSON and son-in-law of Lois McCRACKEN. Dear brother of Jacqueline (Bill) MALLETT, Pat (Bill) JENKINS, Mary (Bob) KOEBEL, and brother-in-law of Connie (Ron) PROCOP, John (Nancy) CLANCY, Tim and Terry CLANCY. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts, as well as by his special family members Melanie, Bud and Lou. David was a long standing member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 120 and co-owner of Triple "D" Electric Ltd. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 15th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Thank you to the staff at London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital, Intensive Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Intensive Care Unit at London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital.

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PROCTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
BURK/BURKE, Jack
Jack BURK/BURKE died at home in peace, after fighting cancer for many years with dignity and courage. He was the much loved husband of Winifred; cherished father of Sandra, Jacqueline, Patrice (Jay HITCHON,) Glen and Pamela, inspirational grandfather and proud Poppa of Tanya (Kevin LAVIE), Jackson, Tara, Taylor, Jamie and John and joyful, great-grandfather of Lexa and Liam. Eldest brother of Frank (Blanche), Shirley, Vern (Marcella) and Larry (Margaret Rose). He was born October 10, 1924 in Erieau, Ontario and was the son of Vera and Glen BURK/BURKE. Jack was a distinguished veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Air Force officer, Lancaster 428 Ghost Squadron. He bravely joined at the young age of sixteen and returned with his beloved partner for life, Winifred PROCTER. Jack was the original "good guy", his huge smile and generous spirit will live on in many hearts. During his life Jack was Director of Transport for Miracle Food Mart, Past President of the Windsor Transportation Club, Past Chairman of the Essex-Kent District Canadian Industrial Traffic League. He loved life and loved learning; as his body failed his mind remained strong, he watched the news and did his crosswords until his last days. His belief in heaven and God provided him with comfort and in the end he welcomed the arms of his angel to carry him on. He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his family. A private family service will be held at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, Toronto, 416-767-3153. Donations in Jack's honour to The Leprosy Mission Canada (www.leprosy.ca) 1-888-537-7679 would be appreciated. "where, never lark, or even eagle flew"

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-09 published
PROCTOR, Grant
With loving memories of my dear husband, Grant, who passed away June 11th, 2000.
Each dream of mine begins and ends
With loving thoughts of you
And you're the most important part
Of everything I do
You're on my mind and in my heart
Each moment of the day,
And no one else in all the world
Could make me feel this way!
- Always loved and remembered by his wife Margaret and families.
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PROCTOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-31 published
SEAMAN, Lloyd G.
Peacefully, on Monday, January 30, 2006, at the McCormick Nursing Home, Lloyd G. SEAMAN passed away in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Myrtle. Loving father of Catherine and her husband Larry PROCTOR, Sharon and her husband Paul NAYLOR and Arna and her husband Darryl KEATES. Cherished grandpa of Tamie, Jason, Dylan, Ryan and Patricia and great-grandpa of Jonathan, Tamika and Carrson. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. Spring interment will be held at Mount Forest Cemetery, Mount Forest. In memory, donations to the Gideon Bible Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-03 published
ALLISON, Irene (HAWKINS)
Irene ALLISON (HAWKINS) in her 93rd year, passed away at Longworth on February 1, 2006. At peace now and reunited with her beloved husband Geoffrey (1987,) dear brother-in-law Ernie CUMBERLAND and cherished Friends Kit and Frank PROCTOR. Past memories fondly shared by daughters Sheila BAKER (Jack,) and Joan PETRIE (Wayne.) Much loved grandmother to Timothy (Shawn) BAKER, Kathryn BAKER Matthew, Jeffrey, Allison PETRIE; proud great-grandmother to Alice and Callum BAKER. Sadly missed by sisters Beatrice CUMBERLAND (Alliston) and Eleanor DURRANT (Brantford.) Aunt to Margaret Anne PLAXTON, Bill CUMBERLAND, Gail CUMBERLAND, Dawn PARDY and Robin DURRANT and great-aunt to many loved nieces and nephews. Respected friend and mentor to many young people, neighbours and co-workers. Born in Tecumseth Township; Graduated from University of Toronto (1933); Former Director of Occupational Therapy at London Psychiatric Hospital; Part time Lecturer and Clinical Instructor at University of Western Ontario; Member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Anglican Church Women, Christ Church (Forest); Member of the Forest Nursing Home Association Recipient of the Ontario Long Term Care Association's Lifetime Achievement Award (2004). Irene retired to the family cottage at Glendale Beach, Forest where she enjoyed happy family times and her favourite hobbies; bird watching, reading, cooking and gardening until the year 2001. Sincere gratitude to all the staff at Longworth Long Term Care, Dr. J.M. JORDAN, Dr. S. UTTLEY, Rev. N. WELLS (Sarnia), Dr. L. GIBBS and staff (Thedford), Home Care and supporting agencies (Forest) and Helping Hands Plus (London) for their compassion and support during the many difficulties of our mother's aging process. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice or to Longworth Long Term Care Residents' Council, London (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
PROCTOR, Ronald Clare
Passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 26, 2006 in his 55th year. Survived by his loving wife Linda. Will be sadly missed by his children Tim of Toronto, Jake of London and Jason and Tracy of London. Also survived by his parents Cameron and Marie PROCTOR of Clinton, his siblings Doug (Shirley) of Waterloo, Pat (Greg) ARMSTRONG of Zurich, Greg (Denise) of Kitchener and Louise PROCTOR of London. Clare has left behind 2 loving grandchildren Julian and Jonathan and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Jeffrey (1976). Visitation will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Saturday, April 29, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Clare.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-01 published
HATHAWAY, Donna
The family of the late Donna HATHAWAY wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the kindness and sympathy shown during our recent loss. Thanks to family and Friends for the beautiful flowers and cards, memorial donations and food sent to our home, and to all who came to visitation and the funeral. Our deepest thanks to Rev. Dean PROCTOR and Rev. Jim LEWIS for the comforting words and to Brenda SILCOX for her musical contribution. Thanks also to Arn Funeral home for the sensitivity, kindness and support shown to our family. We appreciate the grandchildren who were pallbearers and flowerbearers -- Grandma would be proud. We are grateful also to the Iona Station Baptist Church for the wonderful lunch provided. This tribute to Donna and kindness to our family is truly appreciated. Ray HATHAWAY and family

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
KELLY, Peter John
At Appleton Medical Centre, Appleton, Wisconsin, on Monday, November 6, 2006 Peter John KELLY of Blyth, Ontario, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Gisele (LAURIN) KELLY. Cherished father of Gisele and Duane DIEMERT of Mildmay, Lisa and Greg CULLEN, Dave, Sarah, and Laura all of Blyth. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Michelle, Melissa and Drayden. Dear son of Elizabeth KELLY of Kitchener. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty-Ann and Louis VAN LAMMEREN of Kitchener, Dorothy and Frank PROCTOR of Belgrave, Rosemarie and Dave LEE, Theresa and John RINN, and Grace and Bruce SCHMIDT all of Blyth. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father John Michael KELLY. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 407 Queen St. Blyth, on Thursday, November 9, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wingham on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Father John JOHNSON officiating. Interment Saint Michaels Cemetery, Morris Twp. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-16 published
RICE, Margaret B. " Maggie" (née HOUGHTON)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, Margaret B. "Maggie" RICE of the Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas and formerly of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer and R.R.#5 Saint Thomas in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold RICE (1975) and dearly loved mother of Carolyn NIX, Allen and his wife Diann RICE and Marilyn KELLY all of Saint Thomas and Patricia McCABE of Sarnia. Predeceased by three sisters Alice PROCTOR, Blanche LUNN and Mary BROWN and by two brothers William and Gordon HOUGHTON. Maggie is also lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews and by a special nephew Larry CHAMBERLAIN of Saint Thomas. She was born in Shedden on June 1st, 1919 to Olive and Leo (ELGIE) HOUGHTON. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Shedden Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Plains Baptist Church.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
LUSCOMBE, Lary
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, December 15, 2006, Mr. Lary LUSCOMBE of Strathroy and formerly of Saint Thomas in his 74th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Wilma (CONNOR) LUSCOMBE (2004.) Loving father of Barry (Lorri) LUSCOMBE, Jeff (Nancy) LUSCOMBE all of Saint Thomas and Brenda (Darren) THIRKETTLE of Strathroy. Will be sadly missed by loving grandchildren Ashley PODEBRY, Chris, Melissa, Steven, Laura, Jodie, Shayne, Lindsay and Jenna THIRKETTLE, great-grandfather of Christian. Survived by his sisters Kay DUBYK and Dorothy PROCTOR, sisters-in-law Hazel LUSCOMBE and Ruby (George) LEVERTON all of Saint Thomas and brother-in-law Ken EDMISON of London. Predeceased by brother Fred "Sparky" LUSCOMBE. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lary.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-12 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Harold
Peacefully on Thursday April 6, 2006 at the Leisureworld Creedan Valley Nursing Home, Creemore in his 78th year. Harold of New Lowell, beloved husband of the late Leila (2003). Loving father of Helen and her husband James ELDER, Gary and his wife Shelley, Sheila and her husband Rick MORRISON, Donald and his wife Sheila, the late Ken and his late wife Cheryl and the late Ray. Cherished grandfather of Rosemarie and her husband Phil BROOME, Christina and her husband Graeme McDERMID, Kimberly, Carl, Lori, Jason, Melissa, Matthew, Kerri, Courtney, Tyler and Nikita and great granddaughter Lily. Dear brother of the late Maxine and her late husband Ambrose PROCTOR and brother-in-law of Bernice LYNCH and her late husband Eddie. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) on Saturday April 8, 2006 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 o'clock in the Chapel. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Harold's memory may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or a charity of your choice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.
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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
FRASER, Walter Scott
By Dick PROCTOR, Page A18
Sports fan, golfer, store owner, veteran, husband, father. Born September 23, 1919, in Picton, Ontario Died September 30, 2005, of natural causes, in Picton, aged 86.
Aside from its legendary mayor, H.J. McFARLAND, Walt FRASER -- the witty, cigar-smoking, sports fanatic and owner of Walt's Men's Wear -- was undoubtedly the most popular personality in Picton, Ontario in the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
Walt's store was the in-spot in Picton for men -- not necessarily for the latest in fashion apparel -- but for the latest in sporting news, gossip, pranks played and pranks planned. Soldiers from the nearby army base, teenagers, farmers and commercial fishermen all beat a path to Walt's. They invariably left with their new duds and a smile, courtesy of Walt's ready wit.
He briefly attended boarding school at Albert College, Belleville, Ontario, but when caught returning after hours via the bed sheets he'd used earlier to leave his room, Walt and the college parted company. He served in the navy during the Second World War, stationed in Ottawa and Halifax. But, Picton was always home. After his parents sold their department store, Walt opened his men's wear shop on the town's Main Street.
Walt followed all the Picton sports teams and loved nothing more than organizing a carload of pals for an away game, driving several hours, chiding the hometown fans and heckling the referee. He frequently ensured there was a post-game steak dinner for the Picton players, usually paying a good portion of the tab himself. Alcohol factored in Walt's life but, he overcame it. When stopped by a policeman two years ago and asked if he'd had anything to drink, Walt replied: "I haven't had a drink in 25 years. Can you say the same thing, officer?"
If he'd had any say in the matter, Walt wouldn't have chosen to die on the eve of the baseball playoffs, with football in full swing, the National Hockey League regular season about to open and all the family coming for Thanksgiving. While Walt closely followed the fortunes of Ottawa's football team, and hockey's Toronto Maple Leafs, golf and baseball were his true sporting loves. He was convinced of this: Had Blue Jays' (then) manager Cito Gaston only known when to remove his starting pitchers, the team would have won five World Series, instead of two.
In the 1960s, Walt sponsored and managed a good men's fastball team made up of local players. The home town fans loved it when, after his pitching ace Roger Chapman whistled two strikes past Bobby Hull, Walt called time and offered the Chicago Black Hawks star a paddle to help him catch up to the next pitch.
At the funeral, Walt's son-in-law Gavin recounted how, after seven years of dating Walt's daughter Erin, he asked Walt for her hand in marriage. Walt replied: "You've had everything else, you may as well have her hand."
Walt lived for golf. He joined the Picton Golf Club in 1934 and was an active member for more than 70 years.
The first on the course every spring, he also organized the diehard tournaments in December. Everybody wanted to be part of Walt's foursome, not only because he was a first-rate golfer, but because of his razor-sharp wit.
"Did you hear what Walt said today?" would ricochet around the course.
He was too ill to play in 2005. His wife Sue and children Scott, Erin, Frith and Rod (and four grandchildren) made certain Walt's ashes were well and carefully sprinkled around the Picton course.
With his ever-present cigar and blue eyes always hinting at a practical joke or a snappy one-liner, Walt FRASER was a true character -- someone who made his town a livelier, happier community.
Dick PROCTOR is a friend of Walt FRASER.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
Ray ARSENAULT: Producer And Director (1929-2006)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television pioneer who shaped Hockey Night in Canada into what it is today tackled anything. 'You name it, he did it'
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- There wasn't much that Ray ARSENAULT didn't do in the early years of television in Canada. The first few years of his career ranged from working at one of the first private television stations in Canada to figuring out how to run ads on the early Hockey Night in Canada. He worked for every network in the country as well as for many independent companies.
"He always believed good television had nothing to do with technological advances and all you ever needed and still do is teamwork, timing and a good yarn. He was a great storyteller and a playful soul," said his daughter Adrienne ARSENAULT, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News foreign correspondent.
Ray ARSENAULT produced one of the first live television events in Canada in September of 1954 after the 16-year-old swimmer Marilyn BELL was feted at city hall in Hamilton. The television station was CHCH and it had only started broadcasting in June of that year, less than two years after Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television had gone on the air.
Mr. ARSENAULT was in charge of working out how to do something that would have been easy in radio but was so far untried in television. City hall was too far from the station to run a cable so they used a microwave dish. "I remember setting up the microwave dish in the clock tower and pointing it back at the station," said Bill LAWRENCE, then a technician at CHCH who went on to become a well-known weatherman. "Ray was the one who directed the entire thing."
Mr. ARSENAULT had been one of three men with American experience hired to produce the first programs at CHCH. He had arrived from Detroit to find a primitive operation with two cameras.
"Someone would say we want to do this, or cover that, and Ray would be the one to figure out how to do it," Mr. LAWRENCE said. "We were all pupils of his and he was an educator in the early days of television in Canada."
A month after the Marilyn BELL program, Mr. ARSENAULT had to work out the logistics of a special broadcast on hurricane Hazel.
Later, at Hockey Night in Canada, he worked for MacLaren Advertising, which owned the rights to the series. One of his colleagues recalled how they came up with a see-through logo for advertisers that could be superimposed over the picture. They would place it in front of the camera lens, then switch to it for a shot of the beer company or service station.
The hockey games were live but so, too, were the commercials. Holed up in a small studio in Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, Mr. ARSENAULT would direct Murray WESTGATE, who played the friendly Esso gas station owner, to give his trademark salute, "Happy Motoring." When a break in the play occurred, they would cut away to an ad. It had to be perfect, since it was live.
Perhaps one of Mr. ARSENAULT's toughest jobs was producing a daily situation comedy for CTV. It was called The Trouble with Tracy and could be best described as a kind of I Love Lucy knock-off. It was a co-production of CTV and an American studio to see whether it was possible to produce a daily sitcom.
"It was the first Canadian-produced sitcom, and I played the ditsy blonde," said Diane Nyland PROCTOR. "He was really good with actors, in spite of all the pressure. There was never an angry word between cast, directors and crew."
In spite of the Quebec name, Ray ARSENAULT was from Detroit. His father was part of a generation of Quebeckers who found work in the auto plants of Detroit. Ray went to local schools and learned television at Wayne State University. He joined the U.S. Marines in the late 1940s and remained until just before the start of the Korean War.
After returning home, he started working at WWJ, a television station in Detroit. It was an era in television when everyone who worked in it seemed to do everything. Mr. ARSENAULT learned a lot in a hurry. He quickly became a studio director, a job that demands the ability to run several things at once and yet remain calm. If a director is nervous, it soon shows in the face of the actor or television announcer.
For all that, one of the biggest things to happen to him at CHCH was to meet a young woman named Bette, who worked on the technical side of things. They married about two years later. He soon took his directing skills to MacLaren Advertising where he worked on Hockey Night in Canada but it wasn't long before he moved back to television.
In 1961, Mr. ARSENAULT was hired as executive producer at CFTO, Toronto's first private television station. He was in charge of ensuring things got on the air, trained new studio workers and produced daily programs.
"He was very skilled with live television in the days before we could edit videotape," said Murray CHERCOVER, who was Mr. ARSENAULT's boss at CFTO and then hired him for many projects when he was head of the CTV network. "Ray could go into a studio or live event with five or six cameras and edit by cutting and dissolving from camera to camera as he went along, and keeping to time.
"He did everything in television from documentaries to situation comedy. You name it, he did it"
As an independent producer and director, he also worked on the popular King of Kensington series. He was a founding member of the Director's Guild of Canada.
Raymond ARSENAULT was born in Detroit on December 28, 1929. He died of a pulmonary embolism in Toronto on August 27, 2006. He leaves his wife, Bette, and daughter, Adrienne, and sister, Mary.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
PROCTOR, Marguerite Eleanor
Marguerite's long and strong life ended peacefully in her 94th year on September 30th, 2006 at Markham Stouffville Hospital. She will be missed greatly by her three children and their spouses, Helen and John BRINDLEY, Bob and Linda PROCTOR, Allen and Beverly PROCTOR. She will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren and her 27 great-grandchildren. The family would like to acknowledge with gratitude the exceptional love and care extended by Doctors J. CARSON, P. WHELAN, E. LOUGHEED and palliative care nurses. To celebrate Marguerite's life the memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October the 6th, 2006 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 143 Main Street North, Markham. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Canadian National Institute for the Blind or Covenant House, Toronto would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
TECUMSEH, 1813 -- Died This Day
Shawnee war chief and nationalist born in the Ohio Valley circa A brilliant strategist who unified the Indians against relentless land grabs, treaty betrayals and massacres by the Americans, he was promised a homeland by British in return for support during the War of 1812. He won significant victories against U.S. forces but was killed near present-day Thamesville, Ontario, at the Battle of Thames after a cowardly retreat by the British General Henry PROCTOR left his flank vulnerable.
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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
GILMOUR, Douglas Wilson, Q.C.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2006 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Barbara for over 64 years. Loving father of Susan NORWOOD (Jim), Ian GILMOUR (Brenda DARLING) and Sheila THOMAS (Bill). Granddad to Kenneth NORWOOD (Kathy), Alexa GILMOUR, Ramona GILMOUR- DARLING (Sandy THORBURN), Rob NORWOOD (Lindsay), Neil THOMAS (Sonya COSENTINO), Janet THOMAS and Kevin THOMAS. Great-granddad to Bailey PROCTOR and Blair and Samantha NORWOOD. Loving brother of Margaret McKILLICAN and uncle of Cathy and Jeannie, Bob, John and Jane and Kay. Graduate of McGill and Osgoode Hall, past President of the Toronto Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis Music Festival, member of Kiwanis Club of Islington, volunteer for Meals on Wheels and member of Kingsway Lambton United Church. Doug will be fondly remembered for his wisdom, generosity of spirit and his constant care of his wife, Barbara, and love and encouragement of his family. Heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of Sunrise of Mississauga. A Memorial celebration of his life will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway, Toronto on Sunday, December 3rd 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-22 published
GILMOUR, Douglas Wilson, Q.C.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2006 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Barbara for over 64 years. Loving father of Susan NORWOOD (Jim), Ian GILMOUR (Brenda DARLING) and Sheila THOMAS (Bill). Granddad to Kenneth NORWOOD (Kathy), Alexa GILMOUR, Ramona GILMOUR- DARLING (Sandy THORBURN), Rob NORWOOD (Lindsay), Neil THOMAS (Sonya COSENTINO), Janet THOMAS and Kevin THOMAS. Great-granddad to Bailey PROCTOR and Blair and Samantha NORWOOD. Loving brother of Margaret McKILLICAN and uncle of Cathy and Jeannie, Bob, John and Jane and Kay. Graduate of McGill and Osgoode Hall, past President of the Toronto Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis Music Festival, member of Kiwanis Club of Islington, volunteer for Meals on Wheels and member of Kingsway Lambton United Church. Doug will be fondly remembered for his wisdom, generosity of spirit and his constant care of his wife, Barbara, and love and encouragement of his family. Heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of Sunrise of Mississauga. A Memorial celebration of his life will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway, Toronto on Sunday, December 3rd 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
GILMOUR, Douglas Wilson, Q.C.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2006 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Barbara for over 64 years. Loving father of Susan NORWOOD (Jim), Ian GILMOUR (Brenda DARLING) and Sheila THOMAS (Bill). Granddad to Kenneth NORWOOD (Kathy), Alexa GILMOUR, Ramona GILMOUR- DARLING (Sandy THORBURN), Rob NORWOOD (Lindsay), Neil THOMAS (Sonya COSENTINO), Janet THOMAS and Kevin THOMAS. Great-granddad to Bailey PROCTOR and Blair and Samantha NORWOOD. Loving brother of Margaret McKILLICAN and uncle of Cathy and Jeannie, Bob, John and Jane and Kay. Graduate of McGill and Osgoode Hall, past President of the Toronto Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis Music Festival, member of Kiwanis Club of Islington, volunteer for Meals on Wheels and member of Kingsway Lambton United Church. Doug will be fondly remembered for his wisdom, generosity of spirit and his constant care of his wife, Barbara, and love and encouragement of his family. Heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of Sunrise of Mississauga. A Memorial celebration of his life will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway, Toronto on Sunday, December 3rd 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-05 published
HALL, Rebecca Ann " Becky"
On Friday, December 1, 2006 at Toronto East General Hospital. Daughter of the late John and Joan HALL. Survived by her children David and Lorraine PROCTOR, her step-mother Pauline HALL of Stratford, and sisters Susan PRIEUR of England, Jill (John) SKINNER of Stratford, Jenny (Peter) ALKER of Brighton, and special "sister" Cecily SAVOIE of Toronto. Becky had a long career as a graphic designer at the Ontario Science Centre. A service in memory of Becky will be held in the Chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 lights west of Yonge St.) on Thursday, December 7th at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
ALLISON, Irene (HAWKINS)
In her 93rd year, passed away at Longworth Long Term Care, London, on February 1, 2006. At peace now and reunited with her beloved husband Geoffrey (1987,) dear brother-in-law Ernie CUMBERLAND and cherished Friends Kit and Frank PROCTOR. Past memories fondly shared by daughters Sheila BAKER (Jack,) and Joan PETRIE (Wayne.) Much loved grandmother to Timothy (Shawn) BAKER, Kathryn BAKER Matthew, Jeffrey, Allison PETRIE; proud great-grandmother to Alice and Callum BAKER. Sadly missed by sisters Beatrice CUMBERLAND (Alliston) and Eleanor DURRANT (Brantford.) Born in Tecumseth Township; graduated from University of Toronto (1933); former Director of Occupational Therapy at London Psychiatric Hospital part-time Lecturer and Clinical Instructor at University of Western Ontario; member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3: 00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London (519-641-1793), where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice or to Longworth Long Term Care Residents' Council, London. (www.westviewfuneralchapel.com)

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PROCTOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
PROCTOR, Gail
Sadly on Saturday April 1st, 2006 Gail passed away at the Scarborough Grace Hospital. Beloved wife of David. Dear mother to Todd and Scott PROCTOR. Sister to Kathy INGHAM. Predeceased by her loving parents Wilfred and Muriel INGHAM. Gail will be sorrowfully missed by her family and many Friends. Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home (3280 Sheppard Ave. E.) on Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Cremation.

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PROCUNIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
MacDONALD, Ellen Louise (née PROCUNIER)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 3, 2006 at home in Toronto at 52 years of age. Beloved wife of Joseph MacDONALD, dear daughter of Meryl PROCUNIER, sister of Mark and Eric PROCUNIER and Sue MONTGOMERY and proud and patient mother of Toby and Jess MILTON. A memorial service will be held in the Common Room of Massey College at the University of Toronto on Friday October 6th at 2: 30 p.m. located at 4 Devonshire Place, on the corner of Devonshire Place and Hoskin Avenue. As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or, as she so often did herself, you could give money to a homeless person.

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PROFIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-14 published
PROFIT, Dorene Gertrude (née DUCKWORTH)
Retired Teachers Assistant at the West Toronto Collegiate.
Suddenly, on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at The Humber Memorial Hospital. Dorene spent the early part of her life in Niagara Falls until her marriage to John PROFIT. Loving mother of Joan and Dennis SPENCER, Katherine and Diedrich WILL, nurturing "Gram" to James, Loreley, Muriel, Christine, and Godmother to Michael Thompson. Sister to the late Ruth, Shirley, Barney, Grace, and Harvey. Dear aunt of Steven, Stephanie, David, Helen, Mary, and Gerald. Dorene enjoyed the companionship of her Friends and neighbours she was a very joyful and creative person who expressed herself in her garden, and other artistic endeavours. Mom, mothered us all! Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in the Ward Chapel. Cremation to follow.

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PROIETTO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
DANELON, Mary
After a courageous battle with leukemia on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006 at the Princess Margaret Hospital, in her 77th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Nino. Loving mother of Christina and her partner Trevor. Dear Nonna of Christopher and his wife Roberta, and Linda and her husband Gino PROIETTO. Special sister of Nelda PIPPO and the late Jean TAMAI and Len BIANCHINI. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard's Church, 1789 Lawrence Ave. W. on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Leukemia Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to: mary.danelon@wardfh.com

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PROKOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
SYVULICK, Elsie Emily
(Retired 40 year employee of Neilson - Cadbury)
Peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at the Toronto East General Hospital at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Mike SYVULICK. Dearly loved mother of Janette McKNIGHT. Cherished grandmother of Katelin and Hayden McKNIGHT. Will be remembered by her brother Bill PROKOP and his wife Wanda. Beloved daughter of Sophie TYMCHUK. A memorial service will be held at the Wignall Chapel of the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 62 Long Branch Avenue, Etobicoke on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PROKOPCHUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
BOGAD, John
(John's Orthopedic Specialties, Weston; formerly of Mississauga founding member of Hubertus Rod and Gun Club)
Suddenly on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at home in Waubaushene at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Lyse. Loving Dad of Robert (Elaine PIROZZI) and Christine (Steve PROKOPCHUK) of Saskatchewan. Devoted Opa of Desiree and Holden BOGAD, and Colby PROKOPCHUK. Dear brother of Willi, Fred (Herta,) Anna (Sigfried) HORVATH and sister-in-law Judith, all of Jabing, Austria. John will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Saturday from 1: 30 p.m. until time of memorial service in the Ward Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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