RICH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-08 published
RAWLINGS, Millie
The family of the late Millie RAWLINGS would like to express their appreciation to family and Friends for their comfort and support at the time of Millie's passing. We wish to thank minister Norma J. GODBOLD, D.M. for her comforting words. Our gratitude to June RICH for her words of remembrance of Millie. Also our appreciation to the Osprey Museum for their bountiful lunch. Thanks also to those who sent flowers and made donations to the Centre Grey Hospital and Alzheimer Society in Millie's memory as well as for cards, phone calls, visits, food brought to the home and other donations. Our thanks to all who participated in the service. Millie will be greatly missed by all and we thank you from our hearts.
-RAWLINGS family.
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RICH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-08 published
RAWLINGS, Millie
Millie RAWLINGS passed away in Owen Sound hospital on Sunday January 15, 2006 aged 72, after a lengthy illness. Born Mary Mildred Bethea July 25, 1933 near Maxwell, the youngest daughter of Len and May (BENNINGTON) DUCKETT and resided all her life in the Maxwell area.
On August 28, 1954 she married Murry RAWLINGS at the home of her parents. As a bride and groom they settled on the farm where they now reside. Born to them were two sons, Paul and Glenn and made a home for Pat who was like a daughter to them.
Millie was an honourary member of the Osprey Women's Institute having being a life member first with the Maxwell branch and later with Osprey.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, two sons, Paul and his wife Sharon of Newmarket, Glenn and Liza of Portlaw and Pat and Mike MARSDEN of Feversham; grandchildren Jennifer and Matthew RAWLINGS, Cody RAWLINGS, Andrea WENSLEY, Clayton KALBFLEISCH one sister Violet RAWLINGS. She was predeceased by a sister Reta (MILLS) ALSEY and in-laws Joe RAWLINGS, Harold and Margaret RAWLINGS. Surviving also are sister-in-law Ethel TRACEY, Elgin and Dawn RAWLINGS and Jim ALSEY.
The funeral was held at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Wednesday afternoon January 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. Mrs. Norma GODBOLD officiated. Cremation followed with later interment in Maxwell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cody RAWLINGS, Matthew RAWLINGS, Clayton KALBFLEISCH, Wayne WRIGHT, Norman MILLS and Doug RIMMER. Flowerbearers were Jennifer RAWLINGS, Sharon RAWLINGS, Lisa WENSLEY and Pat RAWLINGS.
Following the service a fellowship time with Osprey Museum serving refreshments at the Maxwell Community Centre was held.
Relatives and Friends present were June and Jim RICH of Verplanck New York Bob and Hazel GILBANK of Hampton, Doug RIMMER of Rusty Cove, Prince Edward Island as well from Brampton, Shelburne, Collingwood, Stayner and surrounding communities.
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RICH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-15 published
WRIGHT, Eldon
Eldon WRIGHT passed away at the Lee Manor Nursing Home, Owen Sound on Friday, February 24, 2006 in his 79th year. Formerly of Dundalk, he and his wife Adelene, were residents there for a few months, following a lengthy stay in Markdale hospital.
Born April 22, 1927 he was the youngest son of three to William and Emily (RICH) WRIGHT, South Line, Osprey. He remained living with his mother following the death of his father on December 29, October 5, 1957 he married Adelene MUIR who survives. They lived in the family home while his mother lived in a home built on the farm property. Later they moved to Dundalk on Main Street West and following the passing of his brother, Harry, moved to the residence on Victoria Street.
Surviving besides his wife are two sisters-in-law, Violet (WRIGHT) RAWLINGS of Maxwell and Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk; nieces and nephews on the WRIGHT side are Wayne WRIGHT and Sharon HARRISON. On the Muir side are Jim, Jack, Ron, Bob MUIR, Marion JOHNSON, Fred, Harvey, Jim LANGFORD and two nieces in the U.S.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Harry, October 1980 and his wife Audrey, May 1973, and brother Arthur, February 7, 1961.
The body rested at the McMillan Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, February 28 with spring interment in Maxwell Cemetery. Rev. Janet ERIKSEN of Dundalk United Church conducted the service, followed by refreshments and a social time in the church parlor.
Pallbearers were three nephews, Wayne WRIGHT, Jim MUIR, Fred LANGFORD and three cousins, Laverne GRUMMETT, MAC McLAREN and Doran PATTON. Flowerbearers were Sharon HARRISON and Debbie WRIGHT.
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RICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-22 published
FITZPATRICK, George Joseph
In his 90th year. Loving husband of Mary (GILLEN) FITZPATRICK. Cherished father of Mary Catherine BALLEM and her husband Peter, Joseph FITZPATRICK, George FITZPATRICK Jr. and his wife Matilde and Anna Marie SMITH and her husband Dan. Proud grandfather of Amy (Eric) LUYBEN, Ashley BALLEM, Sara, Sheena and Sean FITZPATRICK, Brittany, Jacqueline and Taylor SMITH. Dear brother of Kay RICH and Mildred HOLMES and brother-in-law of Russell HOLMES and Doug DUNN. Predeceased by his sisters Edith McLEOD and Theresa DUNN and his brother-in-law Ed RICH. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Church, 515 Cheapside Street, on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 7: 15 o'clock. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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RICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-06 published
RICH, Doris Eleanor (CHAMBERLAIN)
At her residence Dearness Home London on April 5, 2006, Doris Eleanor (CHAMBERLAIN) RICH of London. Beloved wife of the late Louis RICH and dear mother of the late Rosemary RICH. Aged 86 years. Dear sister of Barry CHAMBERLAIN, Port Colborne and Ronald of California, predeceased by brothers Paul, Neil, George and sisters Lloy and Betty. Rested at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James Street South (Forest) Lambton Shores. Graveside service Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Bob WILSON, Wortley Road Baptist Church. Donations to Wortley Road Baptist Church appreciated by family, 250 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2T1. A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Doris" by the Dodge Family.

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RICH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-17 published
CARROLL- HARKES, Earla (née BEEMER)
With her family by her side at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, April 15, 2006. Earla CARROLL- HARKES of Aylmer in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph CARROLL (1976) and the late Joseph HARKES (1995.) Dear mother of Madeline SOBRY and husband Bob of Aylmer, Joe CARROLL and wife Dolores of Komoka and Patricia ESTABROOKS and husband Brian of London and step-mother of Dave HARKES and wife Anne of Saint Thomas, Susan BLISKIS and husband Warner of British Columbia and Janice DUNLEY and husband Mike of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Deb HOWITT and husband John, Lori KIRBY and husband Jim, Michael CARROLL and wife Pam, Maureen CARROLL, Amy TIMMERMAN and husband Chris, Andrew ESTABROOKS and partner Deanna, Alicia ESTABROOKS. Also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Basil and Sydney BEEMER and a sister Irene RICH. Born in Tillsonburg on June 12, 1913 daughter of the late Peter and Cecilia (JOHNSON) BEEMER. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, the C.W.L. and the Aylmer Lawn Bowling Club. Earla worked at Selrite and later Stedmans Store in Aylmer. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. C.W.L. prayers Tuesday at 4: 00 p.m. and Parish prayers Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Tillsonburg Cemetery. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Donations to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Centre Unit C. would be appreciated. On-line condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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RICH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-02-15 published
BELLAMY, Margaret
Passed away peacefully at the Stayner Nursing Home on Monday February 13, 2006 in her 96th year. Margaret of Stayner, beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Bill (Sharron) of Orillia, Lois (John PLOWRIGHT) of Singhampton, Ralph (Pat) of Field, Ontario and Paul (Stephanie) of Paisley. Dear grandmother of Michael, Christina, Jennifer, Candy, Luke, John, Meghan, Jason, Angie and great-grandmother of Ron, Jacob, Tyson, Kyle, Zachary, Sophia and Maya. Survived by her sister Elsie McDOUGALL and predeceased by her siblings Elmer DORITY, Gertie RICH and Edith BROWN. Margaret will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be 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. Wednesday February 15, 2006. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday February 16, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 20 Anne St. South, Unit 10, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2C6 or the War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.
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RICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-30 published
RUDNER, Mildred (née BYER)
After a long illness, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in her 82nd year, in Montreal. Chaya Minya Bayla was the loving daughter of the late Chone and Raizel BYER and the beloved wife of the late Alexander RUDNER. She is predeceased by her sister and brothers-in-law Florence and Saul RICH and Zvi TYBERG. She was cherished and is deeply missed by her brother Gerson, sister Shulamit, sister-in-law Rose, and her brother-in-law, Kim. Her children, Joseph and Len remember her loving kindness, as do her daughters- in-law, Ruth and Tania. She leaves behind a treasure of memories for her grand-children, Elliott and Daniel, her nephews: Daniel, Joseph, Mark, Steven and her nieces Shifra, Zahava and Malca. The family offers its deepest appreciation to the staff of the Jewish General Hospital, Jewish Convalescent Home and Maimonides Long Term Care Facility for the care and compassion they demonstrated. We offer our special thanks to her caregivers, Sharon, Rasheeda and Zoreena. The devotion they showed went far beyond the call as they became a part of our family. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal on Friday, March 31st at 11: 30 a.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva at the Quality Hotel on Decarie corner Plamondon. Donations may be made to the "Mildred and Alex Rudner Memorial Fund" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251.

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RICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-11 published
RICH, Margaret Alice " Peggy"
On Friday, March 24, 2006. Daughter of the late Henry and Alice RICH. Sister of the late Betty, Mary and Joseph. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) at 10: 00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12. Service in the Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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RICHARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-19 published
WILLIAMS, Lina (née LEBLANC)
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Monday, September 18, 2006, Lina WILLIAMS (née LEBLANC) 77 years of Wyoming. Wife of Gerard. Dear mother of Marie and Renald BÉGIN of West Lorne, Jean Guy and Carrie WILLIAMS of Port Huron, Fernand (Chico) and Joanne WILLIAMS of Wyoming, Gisele KERRIGAN of Wyoming, Janice and Lonnie COPE of Petrolia, Rheal WILLIAMS of New Brunswick and Leonard and Lisa WILLIAMS of Wyoming. Dear sister of Rita and Alban BELIVEAU, Gerard and the late Eva LEBLANC, Azelie and Uris WILLIAMS, Marie and Gerald CORMIER, Geraldine and Yvon HEBERT, Anize and Eddie LÉGÈRE, Florida and Armand RICHARD, Aris and Carmelle LEBLANC, Annette and the late Harvey JOHNSTON and the late Eric LEBLANC and the late Henrie and Liza LEBLANC all of New Brunswick. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and predeceased by a granddaughter, Stephanie COPE (1992.) Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where prayers will be offered at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, Huron Street, Wyoming on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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RICHARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
COTE, Jean-Paul Lucien "J.P."
61, of R.R.#2, Embro passed away at his residence on Monday, November 27, 2006. He was born at Edmundston, New Brunswick on July 24, 1945 a son of Jeanette (GAGNON) CÔTÉ of Edmundston, New Brunswick and the late Lucien COTE. He was employed as a service advisor at Stratford Motor Products. J.P. is survived by his wife, the former Wendy Muriel THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, whom he married at London May 17, 1985; two sons, Randy and wife Alison SIMPSON of Stratford, Greg and wife Lora-Lee SIMPSON of Maplewood; two grandchildren, Christian Lewis SIMPSON and Jami-Lyn SIMPSON his mother, Jeanette COTE; two sisters, Louise and husband Roger PELLETIER of Edmundston, New Brunswick; Hélène and husband Patrick RICHARD of Fredericton, New Brunswick; "Thomson" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl and Ruth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Stratford, Ron and Doris THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of R.R.#1, Embro; Carole and Don AGAR of Parkhill, Jeanette and Ken McINTOSH of Maplewood, Jane and Andrew McKEWAN of LaSalle. He was predeceased by his brother, Jacques COTE. Relatives and Friends are invited to a reception to celebrate the life of "J.P." at the Olde English Parlour, 101 Wellington Street, Stratford on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Marion Jackson TYLER will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431 or at the Olde English Parlour during the reception.

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RICHARD o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-25 published
RICHARD, Jim
Suddenly at his residence in Bancroft on March 23, 2006. Jim RICHARD, loving companion of Nancy, loving father of Louise, Robert, David, Kirk and Christopher. Beloved son of Helen and the late Paul RICHARD, dear brother of Colette JOHNSTON and Lillian (Vic) BRITTON both of Bobcaygeon. Jim is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and was predeceased by his son, Paul and by his brother-in-law Jim. Friends may call at the Bancroft Pentecostal Tabernacle on Hwy 62N in Bancroft from 1: 30-3 p.m. on Saturday with funeral services commencing at 3 p.m. Cremation will follow. The family gratefully declines floral tributes and would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Hospice House, Bancroft. Arrangements entrusted to Baragar Funeral Home in Bancroft.

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RICHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
BINT, Thomas Samuel
Passed away at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2006 in his 83rd year. Thomas BINT of Orillia, beloved husband of Dorothy BINT (née WATTERSON.) Loving father of Larry BINT of Whitby; Sharon DICKSON/DIXON and husband William of Cumberland Beach; Karen MORRISON and husband Ronald of Cumberland Beach Michele PRYKE and husband Gary of Barrie and grandfather of Ronnie, Darrel MORRISON; Danielle RICHARD- DICKSON/DIXON, Kristin DICKSON/DIXON; Kyle LE BLANC, and Krista PRYKE. The late Mr. BINT will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow. All members of the Moose Lodge No. 1217 are asked to gather at the Funeral Home for a service Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Moose Lodge Children's Camp would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfunerlhome.com

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RICHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
FITZGERALD, Richard Leslie "Radio Rick"
Suddenly, at the Toronto East General Hospital, on March 26, 2006, in his 52nd year. Rick, beloved partner of Sue RICHARD. Cherished father of Shawn and Christopher and grandfather of Dante. Loving son of Kertti FITZGERALD. Much loved brother of Irene, Corina, Donna and predeceased by his sister Diane. Special uncle to Devon, Derek and Danny and will be fondly remembered by his special friend Kevin MAHONEY. Rick will be missed by his many Friends. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.), Toronto (416-698-2861), on Friday, March 31, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road (at Scarborough Rd.) on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kingston Road United Church would be appreciated by the family. The family invites Friends and relatives to sign Rick's book of condolence at www.sherrin-funeral.ca

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RICHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
BADLAND, Arthur Frederick " Art"
(Retired from C.I.B.C.)
Passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Hillsdale Terrace, in his 87th year. Art was the loving husband of Muriel for 64 years. He will be fondly remembered by his daughters Ruth METHVEN (David) and Betty RICHARD (Roy,) and his grandchildren Lynn, Jeff, Shanna, Cory, Todd and Sara. Art will be sadly missed by his many great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Friday, April 21st from 2-4 p.m. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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RICHARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
DOWN- BÉLANGER, Anne-Marie
Died on April 15th, 2006 at age 92 years at Centre De Soins Longue Durée Montfort. Beloved wife of late Réginald and late Robert DOWN and daughter of late Alphonse BÉLANGER and late Angélina BEAUDOIN. Loving mother of Marjory Down MAISONNEUVE (late Albert MAISONNEUVE,) Colbert DOWN (Eileen) and Robert DOWN (Lorilee.) Predeceased by her sisters: Angéline, Rose, Irene, Yvonne and Yvette. Predeceased by her brothers: Oscar and Noël. Survived by six grandchildren: Charles and Gilles MAISONNEUVE, Sandra DOWN, Robert-James and Steven DOWN and Fay RICHARD, also by seven great-grandchildren: Robyn, Christopher, Megan MAISONNEUVE, Tylor GOUGH, Michelle ARVISAIS, Nicholas RICHARD and Laura DOWN, also many nephews, nieces and Friends. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St-Richard Church at 445 St-René Blvd. West, Gatineau. Funeral arrangements by La Coopérative Funéraire de l'Outaouais. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. For information: (819) 568-2425, fax: (819) 568-2426, e-mail: cfam@cfo.coop

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-02 published
MOLE, Charles E.
Peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton Monday morning May 1, 2006. Charles MOLE of Wiarton at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the former Lenore KEARNS. Loving father of Alfred and his wife Joyce of Lometa, Texas and Sharon and her husband Charles GOUGH of Southampton. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jim MOLE and Jeff, Rodger and Sarah GOUGH. Dear brother of Ralph and his wife Florence of R.R.#3, Wiarton, Roberta GREIG of Owen Sound, Uriel and her husband Carl GATES of Owen Sound, Joan and her husband Ted DICKINSON of R.R.#1, Allenford and Sandra MOLE of Shallow Lake. Dear brother-in-law of Aleta RICHARDS of Wiarton. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by two brothers Frank and Jim MOLE and four sisters; Wilda MOORE, Evelyn LISK, Reta OTTEWELL and Lillian BUCKTON. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Gateway Haven Chapel, Wiarton Thursday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Major Charles YOUNG officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Friends of Gateway would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Charles by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-15 published
RICHARDS, May
The family of the late May RICHARDS would like to thank everyone for the kindness during the recent loss of our mother and grandmother. Thanks to all who sent flowers, memorial contributions, cards and food. Special thank to Doctor Allan McDOUGALL, and Doctor Peter HAY and to all the caring staff at Lee Manor to whom she loved while a resident there. Heartfelt thanks to Pastors Brian JASPER and Gordon ADAM/ADAMS for the comforting words spoken at her funeral and to the ladies of Rockcliff Gospel Temple for the delicious lunch following the funeral. Thanks so much to Bruce TANNAHILL and his understanding staff for all the guidance and compassion we received at such a difficult time. To others who gave us sympathy and support, your kindness was sincerely appreciated and will not be forgotten.
- Richards and Murphy Families.
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RICHARDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-02 published
GIBBONS, Gordon
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Sunday October 1, 2006. In his 79th year, Gordon GIBBONS, the beloved husband of Vera Louise GIBBONS (née RICHARDS.) Dear father of Frank McCULLOUGH. Grandfather of Donna McCULLOUGH. Special uncle of Eleanore WEIS. Predeceased by his great grand_son, five brothers and two sisters. In keeping with Gordon's request, a private family service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-05 published
RICHARDS, Jim
Suddenly at his home, on Friday December 1st, 2006. Jim RICHARDS of Owen Sound in his 79th year. Husband of the late Marie (nee PARKIN.) Sadly missed by his step-children, Karen, Wayne, Gail, and Diane. Also missed by 10 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Ronald and Gary. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Edith RICHARDS and by two brothers Alan and Bev and by his sister Marg. A private family service has been held. Cremation, Flesherton Crematorium. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
RICHARDS, Robert Lawrence " Bob"
Passed away in his 80th year on January 4, 2006 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus. Loving father to Mary Ann and Les CAMLIS of Windsor, Kathleen and Michael O'DEA of Saint Thomas, Robert and Alison RICHARDS of Forest Hills, New York; Maureen and Michael EREMIC of Windsor, Laurie and Henry KONCAN of Shanghai, China Anne and Dean NANTAIS of Windsor, and Tim RICHARDS of Vancouver, British Columbia. Dear son of Francis and Gladys RICHARDS. Robert was formerly married to Noreen RICHARDS. Cherished grandfather to Jennifer BLACKBURN, James CAMLIS, Dominique CAMLIS, Matthew CAMLIS, Andrew CAMLIS, Greg CAMLIS, Patrick O'DEA, Maureen O'DEA, Colleen RICHARDS, Christine KONCAN, Katie KONCAN, Ryan NANTAIS, Caitlyn NANTAIS, Kyle NANTAIS. Great-grandfather to Megan DOBBSON, Emily and Simon BLACKBURN and Elizabeth CAMLIS. Brother to John "Jack" William RICHARDS and late brother Jerome. Best friend "uncle" Don BRANCACCIO of Windsor. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. Windsor, Ontario on Sunday, January 8, 2006 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Sunday 8: 30 p.m. Relatives and Friends are requested to meet on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Our Lady of Assumption Parish (350 Huron Church Rd. at University Ave.) for visitation from 9: 00 am. until time of Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Cremation Heavenly Rest Cemetery. A spring interment to take place at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Lung Association.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-10 published
BARRETT, Daniel
Peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 5, 2006, Daniel BARRETT passed away at 3 weeks of age. Dearly missed and loved by his parents John and Stefanie and his brothers Dylan and Devin. Predeceased by his grandmother Tina MICKLOS (2005.) Dear grand_son of John and Linda BARRETT (Exeter,) Marion BARRETT (London) and Denis SAINT_MARTIN (London.) Dear nephew to Barbara BARRETT (Exeter,) Kim PAQUETTE and Tyler BOYD (St. Ives), Carolyn and Jon BEAM (Brooklin), Rebecca RICHARDS (Sylvan Lake, Alberta.) Lisa ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (London,) Peter MICKLOS (London.) Great-grand_son to Vincent and Blanche MICKLOS (London,) Nelida ROOT (Pt. Stanley) and June BARRETT (London.) Memories of Daniel will be cherished by many relatives and Friends of the family. The Funeral Service will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. (Visitation half hour prior to the service). Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow at Sam and Bill's Restaurant. Memorial contributions to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
PARSONS, Frances " Fran" Elizabeth (née GIBSON)
Born 08 October 1926, died 20 March 2006 in her 80th year, at Clinton Public Hospital. Fran owned and operated a knitted clothing and cottage industry in Goderich for many years. Wife and partner to George PARSONS, Benmiller, Ontario. Daughter of the late George and Mary (née RICHARDS) GIBSON and stepdaughter of Myrtle GIBSON. Big sister to Doug and Theresa of Toronto, Melville "Pete" and Marg of Prescott, Bill and Libby of North Bay. Mother of Doug and Margo of Renfrew, Andrew and Barb of Bancroft, Leslie and Skip STAPLES of North Carolina. Granny Fran to Camie, Katie, Alison, Alex and T.C. Great Grandmom to Findlay and Grace. Aunt to many nieces and nephews in North America and friend to many in Goderich, Renfrew and Toronto. As per Fran's wishes, there will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial service will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. Friends may sign the Book of Condolences at www.mccallum-palla.ca McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich 519-524-7345.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-26 published
DUFORD, Wilfred L.
A resident of R.R.# 5 Dresden, passed away suddenly at the C.K.H.A. Public General Campus on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the age of 88. Born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, son of the late Jerry and Ann DUFORD. Wilfred was an owner, trainer and driver of standardbred horses for over 80 years. He won an O'Brien Award and a Canadian Breeder's Award for his two year old trotter Mighty Beacon in 1998. He was a veteran of World War 2 serving over seas in the Army Service Corp. Beloved husband of Mabel (RICHARDS) DUFORD. Loving father of Rod and Faye DUFORD of Essex, Jerry and Joanne DUFORD of Campbellville, and Dennis DUFORD of Dresden. Loving grandfather of Jennifer THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Dean HUGHES, Ron DUFORD, Hannah DUFORD, and Ashley DUFORD. Loving great-grandfather of Michael HAMLIN, Emma THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Deanna, Jacob, and Joseph Wilfred HUGHES. Dear brother of Eileen DUFORD of Regina, Saskatchewan, Loretta SCOTT of Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Clarence and Vi DUFORD of Quesnel, British Columbia, Bert and Olding DUFORD of Hay River, Northwest Territories. A Private family visitation and funeral service was held on Tuesday evening April 25, 2006 at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden with Rev. Linda McFADDEN officiating. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made by cheque to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, 44 Crawford Cres., 2nd Floor, Campbellville, Ontario. L0P 1B0. Online condolences and memorial donations may be made at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. "A tree will be planted in memory of Wilfred DUFORD in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
LINDSEY, Bill
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006, Bill LINDSEY of London in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Heather MacLEOD. Dear father of Randy LINDSEY and his wife Judy of Brampton, Pam GOLAB and her husband Jerry of London and Pat LINDSEY and her husband Andrew CLARK of Ottawa. Predeceased by his son Brent LINDSEY (1979.) Loving grandfather of Kelly and her fiancé Derek RICHARDS, Megan, Brianne, Dave, Ben and Nick. Dear brother of John LINDSEY and Janet NICKART both of Windsor. Predeceased by his sister Nora (1976). Cremation. A memorial service will be held at Saint_James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, on Saturday, May 13th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Wendy MURRAY officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Saint_James Westminster Anglican Church, Memorial Garden. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1S4 or to the Saint_James Westminster Anglican Church Foundation -- Memorial Garden Fund, 115 Askin Street, London, Ontario, N6C 1E7. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 519-433-5184. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca
Goodbye my family, My life is past. I loved you all the very last. Weep not for me, But courage take, Love each other, for my sake. For those you love don't go away. They walk beside you Every day.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
ALBLAS, " Gertie" Geertje
Peacefully at her residence on Sunday, May 14, 2006. "Gertie" Geertje ALBLAS of R.R.#1 Springfield in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon C. ALBLAS (2005.) Dear mother of Margareth RICHARDS of Lambeth, Carol LEONHARDT and husband Roger of Brodhagen, Nancy BOOY and husband Len of Aylmer and Gordon J.W. ALBLAS of Charlotte, Michigan. Loving Oma of James, Jeffrey and Jasen RICHARDS, Michael, Daniel and Christopher LEONHARDT, Brad and Kyle BOOY. Sister of Dirke "Dick", Elizabeth, Dirkje "Dit", Giysbertha "Gys", Cornelia "Corrie", Karl, Joannes "John", Maria "Rie" and Gijsbertus "Gyp". Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son-in-law Glen. Born in the Netherlands on June 19, 1930. Cremation has taken place. A public memorial service will be held at H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday May 17, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment of ashes will follow at the Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Janess BINNS- LANDELL, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Condolences at www.kebbelfuneralhome.com

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-30 published
WALES, George Edward " Ted"
Suddenly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Thursday, September 28, 2006, George Edward "Ted" WALES of Grand Bend and formerly of Crediton, age 67. Beloved husband of Jeannette (SCHENK) WALES. Loved father of Ernie and his wife Laurie WALES of Calgary, Patti WALES and her husband Geoff PRIEMS of Kingston. Loving stepfather of Larry LIPPERT and his companion Nancy RICHARDS of Sarnia, Lynda HEYWOOD and Lisa LIPPERT both of Exeter. Dear grandpa of Michael, Steven, Alex, Sam, Liam, Jaymee, Ali, Amanda, Michael, Steven, Samantha and Alex. Great-grandpa of Brent and Devon. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Nancy and her husband Bob NEWTON of Hamilton and Carolyn WALES of Hagersville. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brother Larry WALES, parents Elmer and Marjorie (GRINYER) WALES and brother-in-law Gib SCHENK. At Ted's request, cremation with private family interment at Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-06 published
NOBLE, John " Jack" Frederick
Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, John "Jack" Frederick NOBLE of Thamesford at the age of 70 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Maureen (VARLEY) for 52 years. Cherished and loved by his children, Debbie and Dave TIPPING, Judy and Stuart NORTH, Teresa and Charlie RILEY, Darlene and Dave CRANLEY, Susan GARLAND and Don RICHARDS, John and Sondra NOBLE and Jeff and Anne NOBLE and loving grandfather "Poppy" of grandchildren Tina (Shane), Kevin (Vicki), Jennifer, Brenda (Shaun), Chris (Nikki), Laurie (Robert), Mike (Tawnya), Steve (Hayley), Lindsay, Ashley, Melissa, Andrea, Erica and Travis and great-grandchildren Branden, Brandon, Josh, Miranda, Karissa, Aiden and Carter. Dear brother of Merve, Shirley, Richard and Tim. Dear brother-in-law of Audrey and Larry, Hank and Sylvia, Sharon, Sylvia and Pete. Predeceased by brothers Murray, Bill, Wally, Tom and sister Shirley. Friends may call at the Harland B. Beztner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 11: 30 a.m. Reverend Larry O'CONNER officiating. Interment Clipperton Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-17 published
LEPAGE, Lily Rose (PULLUM)
Peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving children on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 Lily Rose (PULLUM) LEPAGE of Ottawa and formerly of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harold Preston LEPAGE. Dear mother of Bill LEPAGE and his wife Melanie; David LEPAGE; Barbara LEPAGE- MARGISON and her husband Barry; Irene LEPAGE; and Diane LEPAGE and her husband Eric BOURBONNAIS. Predeceased by her parents, her 3 brothers Fred, Bill, and Victor and her sister Doris RICHARDS. Loving grandmother of Adam WITT and his wife Sheri BELL; Laura WITT; Jeremie LEPAGE- BOURBONNAIS; and Emilie LEPAGE- BOURBONNAIS. Also loved by her great-grandchildren Colton BELL; Sorria WITT; Ashlyn WITT; and Kaine WITT. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend David CARROTHERS of Colborne Street United Church officiating. Enurnment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or to the Hospice of May Court, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 0X1. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
TANTON, Harold Robert Cicio
At Sarnia on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Harold R.C. TANTON of Sarnia in his 84th year. Dear husband of Audrey KENNINGS (1995.) Father of Elizabeth ROUTWAITE, Yvonne NEATHWAY, Bill TANTON, Patricia RICHARDS, Gary TANTON, Debbie FIELDS, Betty TANTON, Nancy ROGERS, Tim TANTON, Robert TANTON, Joe TANTON, Sandra TANTON, and Lisa GILBERT. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Marion THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Grace PATRICK. Predeceased by brother Jack TANTON and Edward "Ted" TANTON. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at a later date. M. Box and son Funeral Home 183 Broad Street Parkhill, Ontario 519-294-6382 in charge of arrangements. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
RICHARDS, Elizabeth
It has been 10 years since our mother Elizabeth's death, November 28th, We miss you very much and wish we could have said "I love you" one more time. Always in our hearts Peter, Jane and Michael.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-12 published
RICHARDS, Dennis Gerald
Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit Sarnia on Sunday, December 10th, 2006 Dennis Gerald RICHARDS of Forest, age 57. Beloved husband of Liz (ERB) and special father of Melanie and Rob WESTER and Wendy RICHARDS all of Windsor. Cherished grandfather of Sarah and Alex. Loving son of Doris (Pegg) and Gerald RICHARDS. Dear brother of Sharron and Dave CHAMBERLAIN all of Forest. Brother-in-law of Ralph and Barb ERB of Sault Ste. Marie. Remembered by nieces Cindy, Deb and Laurie, Stephanie and Melissa. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest for Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 13th at 1 p.m. Rev. Cathy LARMOND officiating. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Visitation 2 hours prior to service. Memorial donations to the Cancer Society (Pancreatic) Diabetes Association, Bluewater Palliative Care gratefully acknowledged. gilpinfuneralchapel @execulink.com

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
RICHARDS, Doris Ina (PEGG)
Peacefully at Bluewater Health- Norman Site Sarnia on December 16, 2006 Doris Ina (PEGG) RICHARDS, beloved wife of Gerald RICHARDS of Forest. Dear mother of Sharon (Dave) CHAMBERLAIN, the late Dennis (2006) and his wife Liz all of Forest. Loving grandmother of 5 granddaughters and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Raye and Norman PEGG. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home McFarlane Chapel, 9 James Street South, Forest, Lambton Shores. Funeral Service on Wednesday December 20 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Cathy LARMOND. Visitation Wednesday December 20 commencing at 11: 00 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Interment later at Dresden Cemetery. Donations appreciated to the Liver Foundation, N.L.R.H. Auxilliary or charity of choice (cheques only received at funeral home). A memorial tree will be planted in memory of 'Doris' by the Dodge family.

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

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-07 published
PARTINGTON, Kevin Philip (1948-2006)
With sadness and regret the Partington family reports that on Friday, March 3 Kevin died suddenly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An avid traveller, he was about to take a cruise to Costa Rica and Panama. A longtime social worker with the former North York Board of Education until 1999, when he took early retirement, during the last few years he had turned to background performing, appearing most recently in the movie Cinderella Man. Kevin was a unique individual who touched many people's lives with his no-nonsense approach to work, his zest for living, and his boisterous sense of humour. Predeceased by his mother Norah, he will be greatly missed by his twin brother Richard, sister Linda and mate Robert, brother Stephen and spouse Laura, and half-brother Dominic; step-siblings Simon TUNLEY and spouse Lawrie, Philip TUNLEY and spouse Mary Anne, Athen MacDONALD and spouse Colin his father Michael PARTINGTON and spouse Gillian; nieces Chloe BISAILLON and Maia PARTINGTON; stepfather John KEATS; dear Friends John LYNCH, Mary HUTCHINGS and Sharron RICHARDS, and travelling companion Mark STEFFEN. Donations may be made in Kevin's name to David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Services, 355 Church Street, Toronto M5B 1Z8, an agency he helped to found

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-04 published
RICHARDS, James Leslie, P.Eng.
Founder of J.L. Richards and Associates - Consulting Engineers
After a long struggle with Alzheimer's. James Leslie RICHARDS died peacefully on April 1, 2006 with his family by his side. He was born March 27, 1920 in Ottawa, son of the late Ethel and Jim RICHARDS. Dearly beloved husband of Gwen RICHARDS (née MERKLEY) for over 61 years. Loving father of Sandra RASMUSSEN (David,) Jim (Sally), Nancy LAVERGNE (Bob), Mark, Stephen (Catherine), Laurie MANION (Terry.) Proud grandfather of Greg, Terry, Jason and Brendan RASMUSSEN, Jennifer DRAPER and Thomas RICHARDS, Leslie LAVERGNE, Kathleen SHAW, Kim and Paul LAVERGNE, Sarah, Stephanie, Amy and Luke RICHARDS, Rebecca and Colleen MANION. Fondly remembered by his great-grandchildren Eric, Alex, Robbie, Rachel, Dustin, Brianna, Amber and Jamie, and his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brothers Ronald and Graham and his brother-in-law Cameron and by his sisters-in-law Marion MERKLEY and Louise MERKLEY. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean, on Wednesday, April 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at Saint Marys Anglican Church, 2574 Sixth Line, Dunrobin, on Thursday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club or Easter Seals Society would be appreciated.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-06 published
RICHARDS, William Lippincott, M.D., (F.R.C.P.C)
Peacefully at home with family, on Monday, May 29, aged 85. Survived by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Ellen Jean (née GILLANDERS,) and children, Kathleen, J. Gordon and wife Vij, and Lee (Andrew) and wife Laurie, and granddaughter Megan. Loving brother of the late Doctor Frederick H. of Pennsylvania and of Elizabeth of Tucson, Arizona, and Annette PARENT of Silver City, New Mexico, and many nieces and nephews. Born on January 26, 1921, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Practised internal medicine (cardiology) at South Peel Hospital (later Mississauga and now Trillium Health Centre) for more than 40 years. Warm thanks to the Community Care Access Centre of Peel and the Hospice of Peel and the staff of ProHome Health and Spectrum Health and family members and Friends for their warm support during a difficult year. A memorial service to be held at Clarkson Road Presbyterian Church, 1338 Clarkson Road N., Mississauga L5J 2W5, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Clarkson Road Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-17 published
VOS, Aaltje (née HARTMAN)
Our dear wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died in her sleep June 15, 2006 in Brampton, Ontario, after a long, slow and painful descent into very old age. Born in Hoogeveen, the Netherlands, February 19, 1915, she emigrated to Canada in 1954 with her husband and children. We will always remember her strong will, determination and uncompromising standards. She faced many hardships and dealt with them to the very best of her abilities. Husband Hendrik; daughter Jane and Michael MOORE son John and Shirley VOS; grandchildren Alex (Nicolette,) Megan (Jonathan) and Oliver (Katrina) MOORE, and Eric and David VOS great-grandchildren Sam MOORE, Jacob and Joshua RICHARDS. Private funeral. Correspondence to J. MOORE, 42 Foxbar Rd., Toronto M4V 2G6. 1 Cor. 15, 42-58

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-27 published
RICHARDS, Marjorie Ida (June 28, 1927-September 25, 2006)
Leaving one sister Marilyn and brother-in-law Bev and two nephews Richard (Laurie) and Terry. Marj was a generous, caring, fun loving, involved person. Please join her Friends and family at a memorial service and celebration of her life at Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-03 published
ELKAN, Valentina (née BLAUBERG)
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on March 8, 1916, died at home in Toronto on September 25, 2006. Predeceased by her beloved first husband Lucas ACLIROS, and her second husband Tibor ELKAN. Mourned by her dear older sister Ludmilla DJURKOVIC and husband Vlado (Melbourne, Australia,) and cousin Karin HASBARGEN and husband Freerk (Denmark, Australia). Much missed by her sons Serge Liros (Blue Hill, Maine) and friend Kathy BEAL, Alex LIROS (Toronto) and George LIROS (Easton, Pennsylvania.) Lovingly remembered by her four grand-daughters: Nicole SIMMS and husband Jonathan and their two children Dylan and Hannah (Schenectady, New York), Christina LIROS and Joe RICHARDS (Greenville, Maine), Sara VEGA- LIROS and Janice and their family (Turner's Falls, Massachusetts), and Alexandra LIROS (Greenville, Maine.) Also missed by her best and oldest Friends: Herta and Tony HITZELBERGER (Kelowna, B.C.,) Agnes LANTOS and her sister (Toronto,) and Ludmilla SEMENA (Ottawa.) Very fondly remember by many Friends and neighbours, and by her devoted bridge partners. She was an elegant lady, a former art dealer with a keen and enquiring eye, and a generous and loving matriarch of the Liros family. A memorial reception will be held at her home on Thursday October 5th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact Alex LIROS at 416-462-3550 or 416-319-5440.) At a later date a memorial service will take place in Blue Hill, Maine.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
GUTIERRES, Christine (née GARSTANG)
In Zahara, Spain, on Friday, October 13, 2006 at the age of 54. Wife of Luis GUTIERREZ and loving mother of Ben, Tim and Tom and Susan MIERSCH. Beloved daughter of Patricia GARSTANG. Dear sister of Lesley RICHARDS. Proud grandmother of Indianna, Joshua, and Katrina. Dear aunt of Carla and Cleo BARBERY and Shannon REDDY. Memorial service was held in Zahara, Spain, on Monday, October 16. In memory of Christine, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
RICHARDS, Eddie
By John CUNNINGHAM, Page A26
Musician, bandleader, husband, father, eternal optimist. Born June 18, 1924, in Port Arthur, Ontario Died September 15, of natural causes, in Halifax, aged 82.
'Who have you been listening to?" he would always ask.
Almost to the end, he'd usher you to his car, turn on the stereo and settle in to share some band that had just attracted his attention.
It was a Christmas gift of a set of Michael Bublé videos that were cheering him on that damp, windy day in early spring when blackened snow clung to the curbs along King Street in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia "My oldest son Robert gave it to me," he said. "You can't believe this Bublé guy. You've got to come and see it."
But Eddie died before we could watch them together, of a combination of illnesses including the incapacitating lung disease that two years ago had robbed him of the pleasure of playing his beloved trumpet to a standard acceptable to him.
But on that last meeting, Eddie seemed to be saying that the growing popularity of the young Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé was an affirmation that the kind of music he had loved and dedicated his life to would continue on well into the future.
Edwin Leonard Richards began his 68-year musical career with a school trumpet band in the former Port Arthur, Ontario, where he got "the only formal musical training I ever received."
Soon, the war was on and, through long daily practise, Eddie qualified as a Royal Canadian Navy bandsman and was posted to Sydney, N.S.
Post-war years saw him play lead trumpet with a United States Air Force Orchestra at the air base at Stephenville, Newfoundland. Moving to Halifax, he joined the orchestra of long-time Canadian Broadcasting Corporation jazz program host Don Warner.
Then, as a bandleader, Eddie fronted a series of trios, swing, jazz and Dixieland bands that continued to thrive for decades despite the onslaught of rock 'n' roll music.
Eclectic in taste and abilities, he spent 13 years as principal trumpet with the Halifax Symphony, which has evolved into Symphony Nova Scotia.
A frequent performer on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television, he lead a jazz combo appearing in a production entitled This Is Jazz. But being a jazzman on Canada's East Coast wasn't an easy life. While playing seven nights a week at the Lobster Trap, Halifax, he had a day job at a music store helping customers chose good records. The jazz gig began at 9: 30 p.m. and, on a good night, ended at 2: 30 a.m., he told me in a 1995 interview. A lot of times, they played until 4 a.m.
According to longer-term Friends, he was devastated by the loss of his first wife, Cecilia, to cancer, but after a long period of grieving, his life began anew when he met the former Hazel ALEXANDER. It was a whirlwind courtship and she tells the story of how, within days of their meeting, Eddie played, on a muted trumpet over the phone, a few bars of You Made Me Love You. He then proposed.
The couple were married in 1991 and, approaching his seventh decade, Eddie became patriarch of an extended family of nine, four children of his own and five of Hazel's. Well into the new millennium, Eddie and his Dixieland band would play at the exhibition in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, where he and some of his long-term musical buddies would jam all afternoon. The musicians, aged from 60 to 80 and beyond, went through a repertoire of good old Dixie chestnuts. They played from the heart.
Eddie and his fellow musicians were going to go down fighting to help preserve these old musical standards. It was an art form they totally enjoyed. It was their mission to share this joy with others.
John CUNNINGHAM is a friend of Eddie.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-15 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, George Branch Alexander (1927-2006)
On Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at the Montreal Chest Hospital in his eightieth year. son of the late Doctor Keith HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and Melicent HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, O.B.E. Dear husband of the late Elizabeth (Babette) RADLEY and beloved father of the late Keith and the late Diana. He is survived by his dearly loved daughter Lorna, devoted daughter-in-law Cynthia and cherished grandchildren Fiona, Alexander and Graham. He will be missed by his brothers Doctor Ian and Robert, sisters-in law Sheila RICHARDS, Dawne and Beverley HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Bruce and sister-in-law Joan FITZPATRICK. Alex enjoyed history, genealogy and facts of all kinds. His happiest times were spent playing golf and entertaining family and Friends, especially in Val Morin. Alex was a graduate of Lower Canada College and McGill University (Bachelor of Commerce 1949). He was Past President of Caverhill Learmont Inc. Wholesale Hardware. He was an Honourary Life Member of the Royal Montreal Golf Club and the Royal Montreal Curling Club, Past President of the St. Andrew's Society of Montreal and a member of the Knights of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and the University Club. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1 p.m. at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath Street (corner Sherbrooke). In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted at the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation at 687 avenue des Pins Ouest, H4.33, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 1A1. (514) 843-1543.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-16 published
SIMARD, Raymond
Passed away peacefully Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Hospital Hotel-Dieu in Quebec, at the age of 73. Raymond SIMARD, husband of the late Marijo WILLIAMS and of Carmen BOUTET. Beloved father of Thomas (Donna SIMARD,) Linda (Daniel MOREAU,) Nancilee (James RICHARDS), Jean (Johanne CHARRON), Kenneth (Lyse JOLY) and Michael (Catherine MAINGUY,) loved grandfather of: Justin, Meghan, Gabrielle, Jessica, Jephté, Aaron, Jordan, Sebastian, Marijo, Stefanie, Rebecca, Cédric, David, Alexandre, James, William, along with his sisters and brothers: Louise, Pauline and André (Viola GIROUX,) as well as his brother and sister in-laws from the Williams and the Boutet families, and his many nephews, nieces, cousins, family and Friends. The family will receive the condolences at: Complexe Funéraire Sylvio Marceau Dignity Memorial Member 15015 Henri-Bourassa, Québec (Formerly the 5015 boul. du Jardin, Charlesbourg) On Monday, December 18th, 2006 from 9h to 13h40. A service to celebrate his life will be held Monday, December 18th 2006 at 14h at the church Notre-Dame des Laurentides followed by the interment at the St-Charles cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Quebec (1040, avenue Belvédère, office 312, Sillery, Québec G1S 3G3). On-line condolences may be given for Mr. SIMARD by visiting the web site www.mem.com. For more information please contact us by phone at 627-3493, Fax machine 627-1415, or by internet at charlesbourg@ sylviomarceau.com

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-20 published
RICHARDS, Robbin Irene (née EDWARDS)
Robbin passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Robbin was born on December 21, 1950 in Glendale, California. Robbin will be sorely missed by her husband Robin, her children Krista, Ryan, Lindsay and Devon, her mother Velma EDWARDS, her sister Colleen EDWARDS, her extended family and her many Friends and co-workers. Robbin was an advocate for the integration of disabled children into the Public School system and a health care professional who performed many specialized nursing roles until her health no longer allowed it. Robbin completed her University Degree while raising a family of four, working and dealing with her disease at the same time. Robbin was a homemaker, wife, mother and a valued friend to many. The family wishes to thank Robbin's circle of Friends and the dozens of health care workers who helped Robbin in her spirited battle, in particular Doctors Louise Bordeleau and Kathy Pritchard and the nurses of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Private funeral arrangements. A celebration of Robbin's life will be held at the Granite Club on Saturday, December 23rd at 2 o'clock. Robbin's inspirational life is chronicled with words and images at www.robbinsride.ca. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation for the development of a Breast Centre. Donations can be made through the above website or by mail to the Foundation at 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (designate 'Robbin's Ride'). Robbin always gave more than she took from this world, forever tried to be helpful to others, complained little during her long illness and left the world a better place. She was unforgettable, irreplaceable and will be sorely missed. Even though she in no longer with us, all who knew her are better for having been one of the lucky ones!

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
KOLKMAN, Alan John
Suddenly at the Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket, on Saturday January 14, 2006. Al KOLKMAN, of Innisfil, in his 44th year. Loving husband of Cathryn KOLKMAN of Innisfil. Cherished father of Rachel, Gillian and Allison. Devoted son of John and Margaret KOLKMAN of Bradford. Dear brother of Karen KOLKMAN, (Beric MAASS) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Doreen KOLKMAN (Arthur RICHARDS) of Newmarket and Richard KOLKMAN (Peggy BAILEY) of Angus. Dear son-in-law of Gordon and Ann PARROTT of Penetanguishene. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call at the Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street) Barrie on Tuesday January 17, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment St. James Cemetery, Stroud. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.steckleygooderham.com

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
BEMISTER, Marie
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 in her 61st year, with family by her side at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Formerly of Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, Marie was predeceased by her father Simeon BEMISTER, her mother Pearl Bemister TULK, sister Florence HAYWARD, brother-in-law Boyd HAYWARD and sister-in-law Irene BEMISTER. Leaving to mourn with precious memories are her loving husband Aubrey and 5 children: Tony (Barb) of Toronto, Ford of Toronto, Rocky (Judy) of St. John's, Newfoundland, Lee of Toronto and Jenny of England. Also lovingly remembered by her seven brothers: Elmore BEMISTER of Musgrave Harbour, Ronald BEMISTER (Emily) of Musgrave Harbour, Eldon BEMISTER (Hazel) of Musgrave Harbour, Wilbert BEMISTER (Jill) of Musgrave Harbour, Clarence BEMISTER (Dulcie) of Stratford, Ontario, Terry BEMISTER (Carol) of Saint John's and Aubrey BEMISTER of Saint John's; her four sisters: Maisie HAMMOND (Richard) of Mt. Pearl, Beulah METIZ (Mark) of Alberta, Maunda SKINNER (Dave) of Carmanville and Goldie BAIRD of Saint John's. She will be eternally missed and loved by her 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Also cherished by her many loving Friends in Newfoundland and Ontario. Flowers by request and donations can be made to the family. Sincere and special thanks go to Dr. RICHARDS and the nursing staff at Scarborough General Hospital. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of McDougall and Brown Funeral Home - Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave.) Visitation February 17 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., February 18 and February 19 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral service February 20 at 1 p.m. Mailing address: 2040 Don Mills Road, Apt. 1008, North York, Ontario M3A 3R7.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
PANTON, Winifred (GREWAR)
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario, on Saturday, February 4, 2006, in her 80th year. Wife of the late Douglas PANTON. Dear mother of Douglas PANTON and his wife Sylvie of Toronto, Jane and her husband Keith RICHARDS of Minesing, Alistair PANTON and his wife Mary of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Rachel (Ricardo,) Benjamin (Veronica) PANTON, Jessie and Bryce RICHARDS, Jordon and Melisa PANTON. Loved great-grandmother of Mateo RENDON. Dear sister of Alice ROBINSON, Sandy GREWAR (Helen,) and predeceased by Helen LAMB. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston, Ontario, on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
RICHARDS, Marian
On Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Leisureworld O'Connor Court in Toronto. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of Aftercare Funeral Centre, 1097 O'Connor Drive (north of St. Clair) on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Duffin Meadows Cemetery.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
PARTINGTON, Kevin Philip (1948-2006)
With sadness and regret the Partington family reports that on Friday, March 3, Kevin died suddenly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An avid traveller, he was about to take a cruise to Costa Rica and Panama. A longtime social worker with the former North York Board of Education until 1999, when he took early retirement, during the last few years he had turned to background performing, appearing most recently in the movie Cinderella Man. Kevin was a unique individual who touched many people's lives with his no-nonsense approach to work, his zest for living, and his boisterous sense of humour. Predeceased by his mother Norah, he will be greatly missed by his twin brother Richard, sister Linda and mate Robert, brother Stephen and spouse Laura, and half-brother Dominic; step-siblings Simon TUNLEY and spouse Lawrie, Philip TUNLEY and spouse Mary Anne, Athen MacDONALD and spouse Colin his father Michael PARTINGTON and spouse Gillian; nieces Chloë BISAILLON and Maia PARTINGTON; step-father John KEATS; dear Friends John LYNCH, Mary HUTCHINGS and Sharron RICHARDS, and travelling companion Mark STEFFEN. Donations may be made in Kevin's name to David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Services, 355 Church Street, Toronto M5B 1Z8, an agency he helped to found.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
MARINI, Jane Stella
Peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer, on March 22, 2006, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Augustino (Mitch) MARINI. Loving mother to Darlene, Marie and Cindy. She will be treasured in the hearts of her grandchildren Jason, Kyle, Andrew, Peter, Danny, and Christina, as well as in the hearts of her siblings Henry, Rita, Pauline, and Norman. Jane will be lovingly remembered by her best Friends Josephine, and Bruce. Many thanks to Doctor Stephen TULK and Nurse Debbie RICHARDS for all their loving care. Friends may visit Washington and Johnston Funeral Home 717 Queen St. E. Toronto (just east of Broadview) 416-465-3577 on Sunday March 26, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Service in the Chapel 11 a.m. Monday March 27, 2006. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
RICHARDS, Robert Charles " Rich"
Peacefully, on Monday, March 27, 2006, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of almost 55 years to Lillian. Cherished father of Anne (John) SCOTT and Bob (Anne.) Dear Grandpa to Suzanne, Laura, Rob, Mark and Kathlene. Brother of Mary (Ray) and Dianne (late Glen). Predeceased by sister Patricia and brother Claude. Bob will be sadly missed at Napili and on the golf course. A time of visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Thursday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m., followed by a gathering for family and Friends at 8 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to robert.richards@wardfh.com

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
BELTRAME, Amedeo
Amedeo BELTRAME singular in nature. He marched to the beat of his own drum. Big muscular hands Wiped the sweat from his brow, As he turned the awaiting feast in the fireplace. The callus grip of fortitude Loaded one piece at a time; Humble beginnings Remained humble in appearance, Spanning three continents; Embodiment of the Italian Canadian dream. The shrewd and prudent golden touch; His smile, The smile large and infectious, Inherently manifested; In the agapé of my wife and again in our children. Nonno, To Christian and Luke: Only "Daddy" to my beautiful and remarkable wife Monica. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. With love and respect, Wayne RICHARDS.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
CUDMORE, Lloyd George
Suddenly, and peacefully, at home in Newmarket on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Betty and loving father of John CUDMORE (Candee,) and Lynn WEIGHT (Terry.) Proud grandfather of Michael and Heather CUDMORE, Steph WEIGHT (Paul LISI,) and Brett WEIGHT. Predeceased by his parents Colin and Vera CUDMORE and his brothers Robert and James. Survived by his sisters-in-law Irene SIMS (Hugh,) Shirley COOK (Tom,) Marie TOMLINSON (Bruce GRAHAM,) Marion FRANZ, and the late Pauline RICHARDS, and his late brothers-in-law Fred RICHARDS and Ralph TOMLINSON. Lloyd will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Lloyd was a member of Tuscan Lodge No. 99 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Bell Pioneers.

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RICHARDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-09-11 published
Fisherman dies off Port Credit
Son, girlfriend survive 3-metre swells
3 in water 90 minutes before rescue
By Phinjo GOMBU and Jim WILKES, Staff Reporters
A routine fishing trip for salmon off Port Credit on Lake Ontario turned into a tragedy when a 16-foot aluminum boat suddenly began to draw water and capsized, killing a 55-year-old Georgetown man.
And for almost 90 minutes after the boat sank yesterday morning, Bryan RICHARDS, 27, and his girlfriend Elizabeth SUTTON, 24, hung on for dear life, bobbing up and down in three-metre waves, desperately waiting for help
SUTTON had a life jacket on, while RICHARDS, who didn't, lay flat across a floating seat from the boat, all the while clinging to his dead father. RICHARDS said his father, Albert "Roger" RICHARDS, died within moments of hitting the water. Police said it is unknown whether the father was wearing a life jacket, but his son said he was.
"My dad started panicking," said RICHARDS yesterday from his hospital bed at the Trillium Health Centre where he was being treated for hypothermia.
"I reached over, grabbed him, and as I pulled him back he turned around and said 'I'm cold' and then passed away."
"I knew he was dead. It was just the look on his face."
RICHARDS said the three had headed out on their boat called the Left-Handed Newfie around 7.30 a.m. to take part in a salmon derby. Around 9.30 a.m., just as they were in the process of changing lures on a downrigger system, the boat suddenly began to draw water at the back and went down, stern first, throwing all three into the water.
"It went back, up, down," said RICHARDS, describing how his girlfriend managed to grab on to a life jacket for herself in the nick of time.
RICHARDS said while he bobbed in the waves in a bay just west of Port Credit holding on to his dead father, he tried to keep in touch with SUTTON. Both of them shouted back and forth at each other, encouraging each other to stay conscious and saying they loved each other, he said.
RICHARDS said that throughout the experience, rage built inside him because he had his father in his arms and just wanted to get SUTTON to safety.
"This is a dream and I want it to end right now," he recalled thinking, but since it wasn't, he said he began to think about his mother and his girlfriend's 14-month-old baby.
"I wanted to do more but I couldn't," he said. "I wasn't going to let (my father) go."
Several fishing boats passed by but didn't see them despite the fact that fishing gear was strewn all over the water. One boat finally saw them and immediately radioed a distress signal around 11 a.m.
That was when police and other boaters converged around the scene to mount the rescue.
Both RICHARDS, who works as a shipper and receiver with PL Foods in Georgetown, and SUTTON were taken to the Trillium Health Centre. SUTTON was discharged late yesterday afternoon, while RICHARDS was kept overnight for observation.
RICHARDS said his father, whose passion was fishing, was on disability from a workplace accident in a brake factory that had resulted in his right leg being amputated.
He said his father, whom he called his dearest friend, had taken part in countless fishing derbies in the area over the decades. "All I know is that I won't step on another boat," said RICHARDS. "I may not even go fishing anymore. It was 'our' thing."
Among the first on the scene of the rescue were Peter FAIRWEATHER and Dan LETUAL of Oakville, who found RICHARDS and SUTTON shivering in another fisherman's boat. The son was reaching over the stern, holding onto his father's leg, unable to pull him over the gunwale.
"There was no way to hoist him," said FAIRWEATHER, 42. "He was a pretty big guy."
He said they looped a rope around the drowned man's leg, so the son could be treated by police and paramedics.
"The son was definitely in shock," he said. "That was just his reaction to hold on to him."
FAIRWEATHER said it was a rough day on the lake, with waves nearly three metres high.
"We were bouncing around a lot," he said, adding that in such conditions things can go from good to bad in an instant. "It doesn't take much water in the back of the boat to swamp it."
"If you get hit by a wave sideways, the whole thing goes down in 30 seconds it's gone," said fishing charter operator Brian SLANEY, 45, whose huge boat dwarfs the 16-foot open aluminum craft belonging to RICHARDS. " You have no time to get on your radio and call.
"Wind is a powerful thing, water is powerful. I don't think it would take long for them to start getting into trouble" once the boat started filling with water, he said. "It's a real tragedy."
Another boater said it was "the worst conditions I've ever seen," recalling how the wind-whipped waves pushed his boat's bow "way up into air."
Paul KRISTOFIC, who runs Salmon Strike Charters, was about three kilometres offshore when he heard the mayday call over his radio.
"That's your duty as a boater on the water," he said. "So I pulled the rods up and burned over there as quick as I could."
He saw debris from the sunken boat floating in the water, including two seats later brought to shore by police.
"This is a tight community down here," he said. "It really hits home.
"The water was pretty rough this morning, so you just have to be careful out there."
He called the man a "friendly guy" who hung out at the dock to chat up the charter captains and learn about good fishing spots.
Fishing Friends said Roger RICHARDS' nickname was also the name of his boat. Others said they simply called him Lefty, because his amputated leg had been replaced by a prosthetic one.
SLANEY recalled the man as "a real jovial guy" who loved to prowl the docks near the mouth of the Credit River.
"This is where he liked to be," he said. "That's all we talked about -- boating and fishing.
"It was his passion."
KRISTOFIC said boaters and anglers alike have to be ready for trouble.
"Accidents happen everywhere, on the road and on the water," he said. "So you just have to be careful and make sure you're well-prepared out there for anything.
"A lot of times the water can be pretty cold, so you should wear your lifejacket all the time."
LETUAL was more pointed.
"You're a fool to go out if you're not wearing a life jacket," he said.

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