RITA o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-13 published
SIMMS, Lloyd George
Suddenly in Melancthon Township on Monday September 4, 2006 in his 58th year. Loving husband of Darlene. Devoted father of Helena and her husband Scott COLEMAN- SADD, Lloyd, Katherine and her husband Kevin RITA, Jennifer and Gordon. Beloved grandfather of Stephanie, Shannon and Jennifer Faye. He is survived by his brother John and his wife Marilyn of Gander, Newfoundland. The family received Friends at their home, 2nd Line Melancthon, north of County Rd. #21 east of Hwy. 10 N of Shelburne, Em#198070 on Friday September 9, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service was held at their home on Saturday September 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E. Shelburne. Please call 519-925-2830 for further information. Donations to The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated.
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RITA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
HILL, John Edward
Age 69, peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Monday, February 6th, 2006. Dear husband of Edna (née BORLEY,) loving father of Linda D'ASCANIO, Andrea DE RITA and Allan HILL. Father-in-law to Angelo D'ASCANIO and Mike DE RITA. Survived by his cherished grandchildren Nicholas, Jenna, Noah, Jaclyn and Luca. Also survived by his brother, James, sister Betty, sister Jeanette and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Gladys and a sister, Lynne. From an early age John (Jack) demonstrated his love of music and became proficient in several instruments. He was a member of the Toronto Scottish Pipe Band for eight years and played for many bands afterwards, including the Highland Creek Legion Pipe Band, The Perth Regiment R.C.R. Pipe Band, the Saint Marys Pipe Band, the Mocha Temple Shriners Pipe Band, the Mitchell Legion Band and the London Promenade Orchestra. Visitation will be in the Parish Hall of St. James' Anglican Church, Saint Marys, Ontario on Friday, February 10th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. James' Anglican Church, St. Marys, Ontario with Reverend Dr. Dalice SIM officiating. In memory of John, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or St. James Anglican Church. Services entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, Saint Marys (519-284-2820).

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

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-29 published
RITCHIE, Dan
In loving memory of Dan, who passed away December 4, 2004.
Things may change in many ways,
But one thing changeth never.
The memory of those happy days
when we were all together.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by wife Reta, Ron, Shirley and families.
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RITCHIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-06 published
RITCHIE, Wally
In memory of Wally RITCHIE beloved husband, father and "papa" to his family, who left us suddenly on January 6th 2005.
Lovingly remembered by his extended family and Friends
The Ritchie Family.
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RITCHIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-30 published
D'ATRI, Vera (née NASHKAWA)
At the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound, on Friday January 27, 2006. Vera D'ATRI (née NASHKAWA) of Saugeen First Nation in her 64th year. Loving mother of Cheryl Lynne D'ATRI of Saugeen First Nation, Paul and his wife Banesa of Toronto and James and his wife Nicole of Mississauga. Also survived by her mother Vera RITCHIE of Saugeen First Nation. Dear sister of Chester RITCHIE and his wife Gloria and James RITCHIE and his wife Bernice all of Saugeen. Proud grandmother of Grayson, Darren, Damien, Shannin, Christal, Kendra, Kara and Dominic. Predeceased her brother Dennis and by her father Oliver NASHKAWA. Visitation from the Wesley United Church, Saugeen First Nation, on Sunday January 29, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Roman Catholic Mass to Celebrate the Life of Vera D'ATRI will be conducted at Wesley United Church on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 11 a.m. Father Mike FRANCIS will officiate. Interment French Bay Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Diabetes Association. Parish prayers will be given at the church on Monday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-26 published
RITCHIE, Lincoln Harry “Pops&rdquo
Passed away in London on Tuesday, October 24th, 2006. Lincoln Harry RITCHIE of Saugeen First Nation in his 65th year. Beloved husband of the late former Alberta THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Cherished father of Louise RITCHIE (Shawn FLETCHER,) of Vermont; and Phillip RITCHIE, of Saugeen. Much loved grandfather of Danielle PRICE and Patrick RITCHIE. Brother of Frank SHAWBEDEES, of Saugeen. Uncle of Barry, Ben, Dean, Pedobnoque (Ann), Judy, Carl, Linda, Marie, Randy, Guy and Cheryl; and great-uncle to Susan and Silas. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Anna, and a brother Carl. Friends may call at the family residence at 6382 Hwy. 21, Saugeen First Nation on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the James Mason Memorial Centre, Saugeen First Nation on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saugeen Cemetery, Hwy. 21. A reception will follow at the James Mason Memorial Centre. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Lung Association would be greatly appreciated. A Red Maple tree will be planted at the family home in memory of Lincoln by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home And Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-03 published
RITCHIE, Lincoln
The family of the late Lincoln RITCHIE wish to thank all those who were so kind and caring to father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of London Victoria Hospital; and Saugeen First Nation Homemakers (especially Donna JUNEAU.) Special thanks for the flowers and donations; for the food sent to our home and generously contributed for the luncheon: to the staff of the James Mason Memorial Recreation Centre; Saugeen First Nation Band Office and Maintenance Department Anishinabek Police Services; Brother Berle LAFORME for his comforting message at the funeral and to Tom and the staff of the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel for their encouragement, attention to detail and the beautiful Red Maple tree. Thanks to all others who assisted us during this time of loss. You kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
- Phillip RITCHIE, Louise RITCHIE and Frank SHAWBEDEES and families.
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RITCHIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-04 published
JACOBS, Richard H. “Rick&rdquo
Suddenly in Toronto on Saturday evening, December 2nd, 2006, at the age of 45 years, Rick JACOBS of Southampton and formerly of Meaford. Husband of the former Trudy KEWAGESHIG. Father of Richard “Rich”, and Joseph “Joey”, both of Southampton. Papa to Sharissa. He is survived by his mother Rita JACOBS of Sagamok First Nation, by his daughter-in-law Karissa RITCHIE of Southampton, by his brothers Irwin, Roger, Peter, and John JACOBS, and Tim RITCHIE, and by his sisters Kim TOULOUSE and Donna JACOBS and their families. Brother-in-law to Faith CROWE, Bonnie MASON, Monica ROOTE, Jackie KEWAGESHIG, Larry KEWAGESHIG and Tom KEWAGESHIG and their families. Rick will be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Irwin PETERS, and by his stepfather Marvin JACOBS. Friends may call at the family residence, 95 Ottawa Ave., Southampton on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006. Funeral service will be conducted in Wesley United Church, Highway 21, Saugeen First Nation on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m., with the Rev. Maggie McLEOD officiating. A reception with the family at the James Mason Cultural Centre will follow the service. Memorial contributions to the Kidney Transplant Unit of Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 519-832-2222. Portrait and memorial tribute online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-15 published
WELLS, Joyce Donna (née ARMSTRONG)
At her home on Friday, January 13, 2006; Joyce Donna Armstrong of Paris, in her 76th year; beloved wife of Scott WELLS; loved mother of Chris and her husband Art COUPERUS of Boston, Ontario, Bill WELLS and his wife Denise of Glencoe, Don WELLS, Jay WELLS and his wife Colleen, and Susan and her husband Jamie RITCHIE, all of Paris; also dearly missed by 14 grandchildren, sister Alice and her husband Joe PARKER of London and brother Peter ARMSTRONG and his wife Valerie of Kitchener; predeceased by her parents Donna and Gordon ARMSTRONG and brother john ARMSTRONG. Joyce was a member of the Paris Presbyterian Church, the Fidelis Guild, Paris curling Club and Ayr Curing Club. Special thanks to the Alzheimer Society, the nursing staff and home support workers for all their assistance during our time of need. Friends will be received at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River Street North, Paris on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Monday, January 16 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Stan COX of Paris Presbyterian Church officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations in Joyce's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Paris Presbyterian Church (cards available at the funeral home. Wm. Kipp 519-442-3061)

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-27 published
RITCHIE, Velma Doreen (HUGHES)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. Velma D. (HUGHES) RITCHIE of Parkhill in her 75th year. Loving wife of Clifford RITCHIE. Dear Mother of Glen RITCHIE and his children Joe, Christine and Tyler (KADENCE,) Brent and Stephanie and David, Dwayne and Mona RITCHIE and their children Mark, Lee and Angela, Bev and Marilyn RITCHIE and their children Jenn and Bill. Sister of the late Don HUGHES (Leona,) Alda McCOMB (the late Don McCOMB,) Jean and Alex McCOMB. Daughter-in-law of Viola RITCHIE of Parkhill. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 28th at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Parkhill Community Medical Centre would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. RITCHIE at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-28 published
RITCHIE, Velma Doreen (HUGHES)
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. Velma D. (HUGHES) RITCHIE of Parkhill in her 75th year. Loving wife of Clifford RITCHIE. Dear Mother of Glen RITCHIE and his children Joe, Christine and Tyler (Kadence), Brent and Stephanie and David, Dwayne and Mona RITCHIE and their children Mark, Lee and Angela, Bev and Marilyn RITCHIE and their children Jenn and Bill. Sister of the late Don HUGHES (Leona,) Alda McCOMB (the late Don McCOMB,) Jean and Alex McCOMB. Daughter-in-law of Viola RITCHIE of Parkhill. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 28th at 1: 30 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Donations to the Parkhill Community Medical Centre would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mrs. RITCHIE at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-15 published
PARKER, Harold Colston
Peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on February 13th, 2006, Harold Colston PARKER of London, in his 77th year. Husband of Isabel (RITCHIE.) Dear father of Brian and Linda, Nancy and Jack MOSELEY, Craig and Kim. Loving grandfather of James and Monica, Matt and Shelly, Danielle, Chad and Christopher. Survived by 1 sister Edna and predeceased by 1 sister Doris. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. At Harold's request a private family interment will occur at a later date. Thank you to the Community Care Access Centre who provided Homecare through our home support worker David, and our special Victorian Order of Nurses Nurses, Carol and Maura. Everyone's kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-08 published
McLELLAND, Ernest Stanfield
Suddenly at the St. Catharines General Hospital early Tuesday morning. Ernest Stanfield McLELLAND in his 91st year with his wife and eldest son by his side. Ernie, as he liked to be called, was born in Garafraxa Township in the County of Wellington; near Arthur, Ontario on February 16, 1916. Ernie was the last surviving member of his family of 6 boys and 3 girls. son of Fred and Ellen (RITCHIE) McLELLAND, brother to Lloyd, Norman, Elmer, Harold, Clifford, Gladys SHAW, Ethel MOUNTFORD and Agnes BANNISTER. Ernie is survived by his loving wife Mildred (STICKNEY) of almost 60 years and sons Leonard (Amelia) of St. Catharines, Edwin (Alyson) of Whitby. Loving remembered by his grandchildren Kyla, Kegan and Lesley. Ernie enjoyed shuffleboard and lawnbowling. After Ernie's retirement, he joined the Dunlop Drive Seniors Association where for 10 years he organized and enjoyed playing and teaching members the art of shuffleboard. During the summer months he was an avid lawnbowler as a member of the Arthur Lawn Bowling Club and later a member of the Elora Bowling Club. Ernie's profession as an elementary school teacher spanned 41 years, starting in a country school with 8 grades near Arthur. He taught in Streetsville, Falconbridge and in 1943 began his years of teaching in St. Chatharines, first at Fairview School, 7th Street Louth, Grapeview School and retired from Ferndale School in 1977. The family will receive Friends at The Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, on Thursday March 9, 2006 from 2-5 p.m. Ernie's Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Arthur, Ontario on Friday March 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. with visiting one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. Interment at a later date in Greenfield Cemetery in Arthur, Ontario

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Kathleen S. (née BURKS)
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital with her loving family at her side on Monday March 21, 2006. Kathleen S. ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (nee BURKS) of John Davies Drive, Woodstock in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late A. Gordon ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (2000.) Dear mother of Mary Lynn RITCHIE and her husband Ron of Shelburne, Glenn and his wife Gaile and their daughters Lindsay and Kaiti of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Lyle and his wife Marie and their sons Dan (Samantha) of Woodstock, Lonney (Katie) and their children Nick, Kayla and Emily of Kitchener. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004) Friday 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David DUNCAN officiating. Interment Putnam Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Ula G.
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, Ula G. (VICKERS) WHITE/WHYTE, of Salford, in her 98th year. Wife of the late Leslie WHITE/WHYTE (2000.) Dear mother of Jeanette and her husband Jack BARKER of R.R.#2, Ingersoll and Jim and his wife Mary of Ingersoll. Dear grandmother of John BARKER and his wife Linda of R.R.#2, Ingersoll, Brad BARKER and his friend Wendy of Ingersoll, Colleen BARKER and her friend Don RITCHIE of Embro, Tom BARKER and his wife Val of Salford, Connie RADFORD and her friend Kip WATSON of Ingersoll and Kevin WHITE/WHYTE and his wife Erin of Ingersoll. Dear friend of Barbara HOOPER of Salford. Also survived by nine great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Hazel CLARK of Montreal, Violet BARKER of Belmont, Gladys ANDERSON of Belmont and Joy KOLPAN of London. Funeral Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Visitation two hours prior to service time. Rev. Dr. Lonnie ATKINSON officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-02 published
DEGRAW, Ana " Annie" (formerly SNELL)
Peacefully, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Saturday morning, April 1st, 2006. Ana (Annie) Degraw (SNELL) of Rodney in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husbands Arthur SNELL (1987) and Morley DEGRAW (2004.) Lovingly remembered by her children Eileen BORDASH (Ed) of Peterborough, Nancy DUNNIGAN (John) of Richmond, British Columbia, Arthur (Sonny) SNELL (Eileen) of Peterborough, Gail NORTHGRAVE (Frank) of London and William HOLT (Fran) of Point Claire, Québec. Dear grandmother of Greg, Debbie, Linda, David, Richard, Larry, Craig, Glenda, Darlene, Mark, Jennifer, Danny, Scott and Melissa. Also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and step-children David DEGRAW, Doug, Danny (Lana), Darryl (Lisa), Dianne (John) Wilson, Debbie (Jamie) WARDLE, Dale (David) RITCHIE and Dawn (Doug) SCHWEITZER. Predeceased by her grand_sons Tony (1994) and Terry (1960), sisters Laurie and Daisy and brothers Fred and Ted. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, April 3rd, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Mary's church, West Lorne on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Father J. KONIECZNY, C.R. celebrant. Interment Saint Mary's cemetery. Parish prayers will be offered on Monday evening at 7 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolence may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
HART, Jody and Jason and RITCHIE, Scott
In loving memory of Jody (April 8th, 1998) Jason (March 15th, 1986) and Scott RITCHIE (February 19th, 2001.)
You will always be in our hearts.
Love from your family.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
WILSON, Lloyd F.
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, with his family at his side, on Monday, April 10, 2006, Lloyd F. WILSON age 78 years. Loving husband of Elizabeth J. (Ritchie) WILSON of Saint Marys. Dear father of Bonnie HERBERT and husband Art of Petrolia and proud grandfather of Daniel and Tyler. Dear brother of Grace DUNDAS of California. Helen NICKELS of Bracebridge. Dear brother-in-law of Gladys and Allan ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and James RITCHIE all of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frederick Charles WILSON and the former Jenny DOBSON, brother and sisters Laura WEBB, Bertha WEBB, Hazel FOX, Elsie WEBB, Gladys KNIGHT, Russell WILSON. Cremation has taken place There will be a visitation at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday April 11, 2006 from 10: 30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Richard BOTT officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
WAITE, Bernadette Mary (STRONG)
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, in her 80th year. Wife of the late Roy Gerald STRONG and loved mother of Yolanda (Murrey) RITCHIE, Nancy (late Ben) CUMBERLAND, Bob STRONG and his partner Catherine McKibbon, Jerry (Lettie) STRONG, all of Saint Thomas, Christine STRONG of London, Karen (Bob) SERRE DE SAINT_JEAN of Saint Thomas, Sandy (Tim) FUGARD of Petrolia and Stephen STRONG of British Columbia. Dear sister of Opal (late Archie) PEARN of Saint Thomas, Ursula (late Ernie) CUTTER of London, Jack (Rita) WAITE of Aylmer and the late Bartholomew and Douglas WAITE. Sadly missed by 26 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Bernadette was born in Fingal on December 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Frederick and Agnes (O'CONNOR) WAITE. She was a member of Holy Angels' Church and the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3: 30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-30 published
An inspiration to many
Sister Katherine McKEOUGH was a warm, open and supportive leader.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter, Sun., April 30, 2006
Only God knows how many people Sister Katherine McKEOUGH influenced and inspired.
But there's no question the late former leader of the Sisters of Saint_Joseph did both, said a nun who knew her for 35 years.
"She was a mentor type of person who led by example," said Sister Margot RITCHIE. " Her greatest gift was her ability to accept everyone as an individual with no sense of judgment."
McKEOUGH, general superior of the religious order from 1979 to 1987, died peacefully at Mount Saint_Joseph in London on April 13. She was 85.
She was a warm, open and supportive leader at the convent during a period of change that occurred in Catholic communities after the Second Vatican Council, said RITCHIE, who paid tribute to McKEOUGH at a wake.
"She was very much what we needed, someone with a curious, inquisitive mind who supported people who were wrestling with new ideas and wanted to try new things."
McKEOUGH had strong opinions and enjoyed friendly debates with people with different views, said RITCHIE.
"She didn't demand that you think like her or do it her way. She had an inquiring mind and was not afraid to address any question."
It was clear to all that Sister Katherine loved God, RITCHIE said. "It wasn't a disembodied kind of piety. She lived life to the fullest in relationships with people. She helped people believe in their own goodness."
Retired social worker Marg PHIPPS, who worked with McKEOUGH in the psychiatric department of Saint_Joseph's Hospital in the 1950s and '60s in London, said she was "a therapist to the staff as well as the patients. She had a knack for getting the best out of both."
head nurse in the department, McKEOUGH had "an exceptional ability to listen" and great skill working with people with emotional problems, said PHIPPS.
After McKEOUGH's tenure as general superior, she moved out of the motherhouse and into a home on Queens Avenue with formerly homeless women, offering them Friendship and encouragement, said RITCHIE.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
PERRAS, Mary Elvia (née PURCELL)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, May 6, 2006 in her 64th year. Dearly loved mother of Connie and her husband Harold RITCHIE of Rodney, Catherine and her husband Carey HUNT of Fingal, and Carol Anne and her husband David DINNING of Hamilton. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Kyle, Matthew, Rylie, Justin and Jordan. Dear sister of Ralph and his wife Joan PURCELL of Ottawa and dear aunt of Lance PURCELL. Mary was born May 6, 1943 in Rodney, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (McDONALD) PURCELL. She had retired from the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital after 30 years of service. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Animal Aid.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
ROBINSON, Flora (née YACKS)
A resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Ewart "Buck" Wesley ROBINSON. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Audrey and Dan BLAIR of Wallaceburg, Pat and Fred STERLING of Oil Springs and Dan and Sheila ROBINSON of Lindsay. Loving grandmother of Kelley BLAIR, Connie BLAIR, Peter BLAIR, Dean and Jennifer STERLING, Dwight and Lisa STERLING and Robbie and Terina ROBINSON, and great-grandmother of Alexandrea, Aaron, Nick, Justin and Teiya. Kind sister of Floreda RITCHIE of Thamesville and Rita "Tine" CHALCRAFT of Miller Lake. Also survived by many nieces, nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Julia (DUBUQUE) YACKS, three sisters Marie, Freda, Lillian and three brothers Clarence, Gordon and Joseph. Visitation will be held at Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin St. Wallaceburg, on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations to Fairfield Park Memorial Garden or Fairfield Park Palliative Care may be left at the funeral home.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-06 published
HOWAY, Charles (March 15, 1873-October 6, 1956)
Remembered with love by daughters Evelyn (SAXTON) and Fay (RITCHIE) Joined in death by son Len (1997) and daughters Rene (HANSON) (1996) and Phyllis (CAMPBELL) (1972)

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
CARTMELL, Shirley Olive (née WALKER)
Of Fonthill, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2006, in her 80th year. Daughter of the late George and Anne WALKER. Beloved wife of the late Don CARTMELL (2004) and dear mother of Dan CARTMELL (Hilja) of London, Glen CARTMELL (Tracey) of Port Colborne, and Andrea SOLTES (John) of Tiawan R.O.C. Loving grandmother to Ben and Rebecca CARTMELL, Nicholas, Morgan, and Eric CARTMELL, and Deanna and Baden SOLTES. Also survived by her sisters Audrey RITCHIE of London and Donna MacKENZIE of Oshawa. A memorial service will be conducted at the Fonthill United Church, Fonthill, on Saturday, November 25th 2006 at 12: 00 noon with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Fonthill United Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences and directions to the funeral home can be found at www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
JONES, Marie Françoise Marguerite (née BOLDUC)
"Truly I tell you. Today you will be with me in Paradise" (Luke 23: 43)
Marie Françoise Marguerite JONES (née BOLDUC) Born May 7, 1922 at Sillery, Quebec passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2006, after a short battle with cancer. Marguerite is the beloved Mother of Beverly FORSTER- BOURQUE and Susan GENESAINT_Grandmother to Andrew BOURQUE and John-Christian BOURQUE. Predeceased by her husband and partner for life, Lieutenant Commander William Forster JONES, Royal Canadian Navy (1924-1965:) her parents Joseph Ernest BOLDUC (1881-1937) and Agnes RITCHIE (1886-1968:) her two sisters Mary and Gertrude and her three brothers Ernest, Frederique and Rolland BOLDUC and her son-in-law Judge Maurice GENESAINT_During World War 2 Marguerite enlisted into the Canadian Woman's Army Corps W4843 in Montreal and served in Canada, Britain and Europe from February 1943 to June 1946. Marguerite was a devoutly Christian woman who raised her daughters alone after the early death of her husband working as a secretary. She was a devoted grandmother who loved and cared deeply for her two grand_sons. Marguerite enjoyed her church, her home and excelled at cooking. She loved to travel, the opera, theatre and playing bridge with her many good Friends. The family will receive Friends on Tuesday, November 28th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Anglican Church, 442 William Street, London, Ontario on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Rae FLETCHER officiating. The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Doctor Jo-Anne HAMMOND, the staff of Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit and to all those who ministered to and cared for Marguerite in the final days of her life. "Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do in Love" St. Therese of Lisieux.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-28 published
JONES, Marie Françoise Marguerite (née BOLDUC)
"Truly I tell you. Today you will be with me in Paradise" (Luke 23: 43)
Marie Françoise Marguerite JONES (née BOLDUC) Born May 7, 1922 at Sillery, Quebec passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2006, after a short battle with cancer. Marguerite is the beloved Mother of Beverly FORSTER- BOURQUE and Susan GENESAINT_Grandmother to Andrew BOURQUE and John-Christian BOURQUE. Predeceased by her husband and partner for life, Lieutenant Commander William Forster JONES, Royal Canadian Navy (1924-1965:) her parents Joseph Ernest BOLDUC (1881-1937) and Agnes RITCHIE (1886-1968:) her two sisters Mary and Gertrude and her three brothers Ernest, Frederique and Rolland BOLDUC and her son-in-law Judge Maurice GENESAINT_During World War 2 Marguerite enlisted into the Canadian Woman's Army Corps W4843 in Montreal and served in Canada, Britain and Europe from February 1943 to June 1946. Marguerite was a devoutly Christian woman who raised her daughters alone after the early death of her husband working as a secretary. She was a devoted grandmother who loved and cared deeply for her two grand_sons. Marguerite enjoyed her church, her home and excelled at cooking. She loved to travel, the opera, theatre and playing bridge with her many good Friends. The family will receive Friends on Tuesday, November 28th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Anglican Church, 442 William Street, London, Ontario on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Rae FLETCHER officiating. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca. The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Doctor Jo-Anne HAMMOND, the staff of Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit and to all those who ministered to and cared for Marguerite in the final days of her life. "Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do in Love" St. Therese of Lisieux.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-17 published
GALLAGHER, Douglas Lincoln
In his 72nd year, following a stroke, on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at St. Michael's Hospital. son of the late E.S. (Ted) GALLAGHER and Mavis Preston RITCHIE. Father of Susan (Toronto,) Cathy (Calgary,) Victoria (Edmonton,) and Bruce (Oshawa.) Brother of Mary McFALL (Ridgefield, Connecticut), predeceased by his brother John (Toronto). Visitation at 2, brief service at 2: 30, on Monday March 20 at Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Toronto.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
DAVIS, David James
Passed away at his home in Sugarbush, Ontario, on April 13, 2006, surrounded by his family. Much loved husband of Valerie ACTIS and father of Karen (Simon), Bill (Heather), Susan (Duncan), and Brandon. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Liam, James, Kiera, Ann, and Colin. Uncle of Eric and Linda JOHNSTON and Andrea ACTIS. Brother-in-law of Jeff ACTIS. Predeceased by his wife Blythe SHEARLY and sister Vera Joyce JOHNSTON. Born May 19, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec, to David J. DAVIS and Marguerite (RITCHIE.) Dave worked over forty years in the investment business in Montreal, Toronto, and Barrie. Dave contributed to his community through his many volunteer services, including many years with Scouts Canada, and most recently with the Sugarbush Terry Fox Run. Dave lived his life devoted to his family, many good Friends and his love of nature. A memorial reception to remember and celebrate Dave's life will be held at Horseshoe Valley Resort, Fairway Room, on Wednesday 19 April at 2: 00 p.m. For directions please call 1-800-461-5627 In lieu of flowers, donations to the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-31 published
RITCHIE, John Andrew " Jack," M.D., R.C.A.M.C., R.C.P.S.C.
Captain (Ret) (December 19, 1915-May 30, 2006)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jack on May 30, 2006. He has gone to join his beloved wife Kaye who predeceased him in 1967. Jack is survived by his daughter June ALEXIS and son-in-law Bryan and son Spencer and daughter-in-law Cindy. Jack also leaves behind his two loving sisters Joyce (Port Credit) and Pat (Summerside, Prince Edward Island), and other sisters-in-law along with numerous nieces and nephews. After serving with distinction in World War 2 throughout Europe, Jack returned to his hometown of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and moved his family to Newmarket, Ontario. There he built a thriving medical practice and worked as Chief of Surgery in what was then known as York County Hospital. He retired for the second time in May 1994 after serving as an examining surgeon with the Workman's Compensation Board. The family would like to thank the many nurses, doctors and staff of North York General Hospital, especially those on 5 South and North for their compassion and caring. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st. A private burial service will be held. If desired, donations may be made to the North York Hospital Foundation, 4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E1. We leave the final words from Jack "Remember me with smiles and laughter for that's the way I remember you. If you only remember me with tears then don't remember me at all."

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
MAITLAND, Allen Bruce
On Tuesday July 18, 2006 only ten days short of his 86th birthday, Allen passed away at Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Street Site, due to complications following hip surgery. A veteran of World War 2 in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, R.C.E.M.E., he was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star and C.V.S.M. and Clasp, serving in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. After the war, he was a professional driver, then worked for Toronto Hydro until retirement. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Oddfellows (I.O.O.F.), and was active in a wide range of organizations including those devoted to railway and Toronto history. In recent years, he lived at St. Hilda's Towers where he had many Friends. Allen is survived by two relatives, Jackie LOUCKS of Alaska and Alemeth RITCHIE of Toronto, longtime Friends Jack MURTON and Bill HOOD, dear Friends Tony RICCI, Dorothy DUNCAN and Jane BEECROFT. Friends will be received at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin) on Sunday July 23 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday July 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Allen may be remembered in donations to The Last Post Fund. Inc., 811 - 55 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M4T 1M2, or, St. Hilda's Towers Foundation, 2339 Dufferin Street, Toronto M6E 4Z5, or, Tollkeeper's Fund-Heritage Toronto, 3rd Floor, 157 King Street East, Toronto M5C 1G9. Special thanks are due to Carol COON, Director of Nursing at St. Hilda's, and to Emergency Room nurses Debbie and Sharon, who saw him through the most difficult of his last hours.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
McGILL, John Williamson (March 17, 1932-October 10, 2006)
John Williamson McGILL, died peacefully in his sleep on October 10th 2006 in his 75th year in Beaconsfield, England. Eternally in love with his wife Cydney with whom he savoured life, laughter and fine food and wine. Steadfast and adoring father to his daughters, Jennifer (Cedric CANU,) Colleen (James ROSENTHAL) and Sandra McGILL, whom he raised with his first wife Terrie McGILL. Loving step-father to Campbell (Catherine), Raymond (Caroline) and Neill (Gina) RITCHIE. Adored as 'Archie' to his grandchildren Alexa and Keira McGILL, Jamieson, Caroline, Colin, Brennon, Lilly, and Carolina RITCHIE. He was delighted to be welcoming his two new grandchildren to the world next spring. A loving brother, uncle, cousin and loyal friend, John was loved by many. Born in Westmount to Air Vice Marshall Frank McGILL and Margaret WILLIAMSON, he was a Montrealer through and through, and maintained his roots in Montreal despite his retirement to the United Kingdom. He attended Trinity College School and graduated from McGill University with a degree in Commerce, where he was a celebrated member of the football team. He attained his advanced business education at Institut pour l'étude des méthodes de direction de l'entreprise in Lausannes, Switzerland precursor to Institute for Management Development as well as Harvard Business School. He was a man defined by his passions. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1951 to 1954. His love of aviation drew him to a career at Canadair, Trans Canada Airlines, as the first president of Air Jamaica in 1969 and he spent over 20 years of his career with Air Canada, culminating in his final position a s executive vice president. He completed the last 10 years of his career as Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Liquid Air but he never lost his passion for aviation. He was a pillar of the English community in Montreal. His benevolence is exemplified by 25 years of service to the Montreal General Hospital, where he sought to create of a medical centre of excellence. He lived life to the fullest applying the same enthusiasm to fly fishing, entertaining family and Friends with open arms, travelling the globe and always having adventures. He left an imprint on every life that he touched, a mentor to many whom he took under his wing. He lived his life with integrity and honour, and treated all people in his life with profound kindness and consideration. According to John's wishes, a private family service will be held. A reception to celebrate his life will be held for family and Friends. Invitations will follow. John is survived by his sister Isabel CAMERON and his cousin Barbara WHITLEY. He was predeceased by his sister Nancy (Hector) SUTHERLAND. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John W. McGill Memorial Fund c/o The Montreal General Hospital Foundation. 1650 Cedar Ave., Montreal Quebec H3G 1A4. 'He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.' Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-22 published
RITCHIE, Margaret Baird (née WALLS)
Suddenly, at home, on Saturday, November 18th, 2006 at the age of 87 years. Devoted wife of Norman. Loved Mum of Carol and Grandmum of Paul MEDLEY. Sister of Kathleen, who predeceased her in 2005. Margaret will be dearly missed by Friends and relatives for her sense of humour and devotion to family and Friends. Born in London, Ontario, Margaret lived most of her life in Toronto until our family moved to Paris, Ontario 4 years ago. She was an avid painter, bridge player and crossword puzzle devotee until her sight was gradually dimmed by Macular Degeneration. Funeral Services were entrusted to the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, Paris, Ontario where a private family service was held. At Margaret's request, cremation has already taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in Toronto at a later date. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind on Margaret's behalf online condolences can be sent to budgell.funeralhome@sympatico.ca Budgell's (519) 442-2200.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
NEWBIGIN, Doctor Brian
Peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, in his 73rd year on December 8, 2006. Beloved husband of Margaret (née MURRAY.) Loving father to Iain (Sally RITCHIE,) Frances and Nicholas, loving grandfather to Graham, Malcolm and Eric. He brought the same fierce intelligence and energy to all he put his hand to: restoring sight to his many patients as a tireless and gifted eye surgeon; enjoying gourmet fare with his food society Friends playing golf at the Lambton; and, later in life, as a devoted grandfather who refused to be bowed by the remorseless progress of his leukemia. Friends and family will celebrate his life at the Lambton Golf and Country Club, Sunday, January 28, 2-5 p.m. 100 Scarlett Road, Toronto. Donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre, where the staff was so kind during Brian's last days.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-13 published
SHATTNER, Jerry
SAND Technology is deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry SHATTNER Co-founder and Executive Vice President Jerry touched all of us at SAND with his generous spirit, compassion, integrity, unwavering commitment and enthusiasm for life We extend our sincerest condolences to his wife Carol SHATTNER and family. Arthur RITCHIE, SAND employees and Board of Directors

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-13 published
BOON, Madeline Sarah (née STOTHERS)
Entered into rest peacefully at the Case Manor Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Madeline (née STOTHERS,) in her 95th year, was the beloved wife of the late Ambrose BOON (1981). Much loved mother of Ronald (predeceased) and his wife Nora of Lakefield, Brenda (predeceased) and her husband Donald CLARKE of Orangeville and Joyce and her husband William McBRIDE of Cornwall. Treasured grandmother of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Edna RITCHIE and by her brother-in-law Gordon RITCHIE. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough on Saturday, January 14 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow. If desired, memorial donations to the organization of your choice would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through the Stoddart Funeral Home, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (toll free 1-877-427-8434.) The family of Madeline BOON would like to offer a special thank you to the caring staff at Specialty Care Inc., Case Manor Nursing Home, Bobcaygeon.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
RITCHIE, Maida Anne (ORR)
(Life member United Church Women Trinity United Church Beeton)
Peacefully at Simcoe Manor Beeton on Friday, February 3, 2006. Maida ORR, in her 94th year, beloved wife of the late Edgar RITCHIE. Loving mother of Bill and Norma of Elmvale, and Jane and Stoney PLETTS of Prince Edward Island. Loved by her 6 grandchildren: Tracy and Tom JACKSON, Ryan and Jennifer, Janis and James PERROT, Wendi-Anne and Larry DEVEAUX, Cindee and Scott HIGGINBOTHAM, Carol and Steve LANEY, as well as her 13 great-grandchildren. Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham, (905) 936-3477 on Saturday, February 4, 2006 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 3 p.m. Springtime interment Trinity Cemetery Beeton.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
SANT, Emanuel " Larry"
(O.H.H.A., and C.T.A.)
Suddenly on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Etobicoke Hospital. Larry SANT, in his 73rd year, beloved companion of Ruth FOWLER. Dear father of Gemma and husband Trevor RITCHIE. Stepfather of Sheila and Christine. Predeceased by wife Patricia Sarah. Brother of John, Gerrado, Rita, and the late Victor. Friends will be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede) Thursday 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 3, at 9: 15 a.m., from St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3224 Dundas St. West. Interment to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
McLELLAND, Ernest Stanfield
Suddenly at the St. Catharines General Hospital early Tuesday morning. Ernest Stanfield McLELLAND in his 91st year, with his wife and eldest son by his side. Ernie, as he liked to be called, was born in Garafraxa Township in the County of Wellington; near Arthur, Ontario on February 16, 1916. Ernie was the last surviving member of a family of 6 boys and 3 girls. son of Fred and Ellen (RITCHIE) McLELLAND, brother to Lloyd, Norman, Elmer, Harold, Clifford, Gladys SHAW, Ethel MOUNTFORD and Agnes BANNISTER. Ernie is survived by his loving wife Mildred (STICKNEY) of almost 60 years and sons Leonard (Amelia) of St. Catharines, Edwin (Alyson) of Whitby. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Kyla, Kegan and Lesley. Ernie enjoyed shuffleboard and lawn bowling. After Ernie's retirement, he joined the Dunlop Drive Seniors Association where for 10 years he organized and enjoyed playing and teaching members the art of shuffleboard. During the summer months he was an avid lawn bowler as a member of the Arthur Lawn Bowling Club and later as a member of the Elora Bowling Club. Ernie's profession as an elementary school teacher spanned 41 years, starting in a country school with 8 grades near Arthur. He taught in Streetsville, Falconbridge and in 1943 began his years of teaching in St. Catharines, first at Fairview School, 7th Street Louth, Grapeview School and retired from Ferndale School in 1977. The family will receive Friends at The Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church St. St. Catharines, on Thursday March 9, 2006 from 2-5 p.m. Ernie's Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Arthur, Ontario, on Friday March 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. with visiting one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. Interment at a later date in Greenfield Cemetery in Arthur, Ontario

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
STONE, Johanna M. " Molly" (COLUMBUS)
(Charter member St. Patrick's C.W.L., Phelpston, First President Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L., Elmvale and First Treasurer of the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival)
Passed away peacefully at the Sara Vista Nursing Centre, Elmvale on Friday, March 31, 2006. Johanna Mary (Molly) COLUMBUS of Elmvale, in her 91st year. Loved wife of the late James Joseph STONE. Beloved mother of Michael and Faye STONE of Elmvale and Eileen and the late Ronald BIRLEY of Phelpston. Loving grandmother of Jason and Angela STONE and Kim BIRLEY. Dear sister of Charles (Shelagh) COLUMBUS, Patsy RITCHIE and Richard COLUMBUS all of Elmvale and the late Margaret BRUNNING, Monica O'HALLARN, Eileen, James, Ambrose, Daniel and Gerard (Jerry) COLUMBUS. Sister-in-law of Donalda COLUMBUS of Wyevale and Jean COLUMBUS of Elmvale. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 12-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmvale on Monday, April 3 at 11 a.m. Spring Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Friends of Sara Vista or St. Patrick's Church would be appreciated. Parish Prayers at the Funeral Home Sunday at 7 p.m.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-02 published
RITCHIE, Albert F.
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Friday, March 31, 2006 just prior to his 91st birthday. son of the late Franklin and Violet RITCHIE. Beloved brother of Lillian TONKS, Evelyn BROOKS and the late Gordon and Harold. Loving uncle of Shirley TONKS and Mary CRASE and other nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Saint_John's Dixie Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
DAVIS, David James
Passed away at his home in Sugarbush, Ontario, on April 13, 2006, surrounded by his family. Much loved husband of Valerie ACTIS and father of Karen (Simon), Bill (Heather), Susan (Duncan), and Brandon. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Liam, James, Kiera, Ann, and Colin. Uncle of Eric and Linda JOHNSTON and Andrea ACTIS. Brother-in-law of Jeff ACTIS. Predeceased by his wife Blythe SHEARLY and sister Vera Joyce JOHNSTON. Born May 19, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec, to David J. DAVIS and Marguerite (RITCHIE.) Dave worked over forty years in the investment business in Montreal, Toronto, and Barrie. Dave contributed to his community through his many volunteer services, including many years with Scouts Canada, and most recently with the Sugarbush Terry Fox Run. Dave lived his life devoted to his family, many good Friends and his love of nature. A memorial reception to remember and celebrate Dave's life will be held at Horseshoe Valley Resort, Fairway Room, on Wednesday 19, April at 2: 00 p.m. For directions please call 1-800-461-5627. In lieu of flowers, donations tothe Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
JACKSON, Burton Neville
Peacefully at home on Monday April 24, 2006 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Hester. Loving father of Stephanie (John) RITCHIE. Proud Papa of Nicholas and Catelyn. Dear brother of Gaynel, Vernon, and Keith. Family and Friends may visit at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.), Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday at Toronto Free Presbyterian Church, 1600 Neilson Rd., Scarborough at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Highland Memory Gardens. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

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RITCHIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-31 published
Bobby CUNNINGHAM, 79: Two-sport pro
By Curtis RUSH, Staff Reporter
His father wanted him to be a golf pro instead of a football pro.
Bobby CUNNINGHAM Jr. became both.
As a halfback, he won a Grey Cup championship with the Montreal Alouettes in 1949, a most outstanding player award in 1953 with the Ottawa Rough Riders, and beat the likes of golf legends Moe Norman and George Knudson on the way to winning the Canadian match-play championship in 1959.
"It was unusual at that time to have those combined talents (football and golf) to that degree," said former Port Credit high school teammate Bill CUNNINGHAM, 80 (no relation.)
Bobby GENOVESE, 44, remembers his father as a "rare breed" in sports.
"Someone once asked him what was tougher: football or golf? And he said golf because in football you just react. In golf, there's too much time to think."
Football was also tougher on the body. Injuries eventually caught up with CUNNINGHAM. In the 1990s, he underwent two hip replacement surgeries, suffered two strokes and his leg was amputated above the knee after gangrene set in.
CUNNINGHAM died at the Wexford Residence nursing home in Scarborough on Thanksgiving weekend. He was 79.
He leaves his daughter, Julia FOX, 53, of Toronto, who runs a courier company with her husband; and his son GENOVESE, of Nassau in the Bahamas, chairman and owner of merchant bank B.G. Capital Group. CUNNINGHAM's older sister, Mina, died a couple of years ago.
Friends and family remembered him as a colourful character. "He was the most engaging guy I ever met," said former Alouettes teammate Bruce Coulter, 78, adding that CUNNINGHAM loved the social scene.
His adventurous side and his love of golf took CUNNINGHAM all over the world after his football career, which began in 1947 and ended with a knee injury in 1955.
In 1958, with only $1,000 in his pocket, he spent the winter on the U.S. tour. He estimated he ate 1,000 pancakes on his way through Texas to save money because they were only 35 cents a plate.
His interest in golf was instilled early by his father, who was the golf pro at St. George's Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke for 32 years. In fact, Bobby CUNNINGHAM Sr. and his son both have their names on the Millar Trophy, emblematic of the Canadian match-play championship.
CUNNINGHAM succeeded his father as golf pro at St. George's from 1960 to 1965, and he made a career teaching golf in the Mississauga area.
Client Marian RITCHIE, 66, became good Friends with him. "When he was teaching me golf it was very cute. I said 'I've got this problem because I keep hooking the ball.' He said to me, 'Well, you don't look like a hooker to me.'" she said, laughing. "He was very sharp."
But it was football where he first found success first. At Port Credit High School, his friend and teammate Bill CUNNINGHAM remembered him for his powerful legs. "His thighs were the size of a tree trunk," his friend, the team's quarterback, recalled. "He was also a great kicker who was good for 50 to 55 yards on every kick."
After high school, he joined the Balmy Beach Rugby Club and stayed two seasons. Just under 6 feet and weighing 200 pounds, CUNNINGHAM soon attracted the attention of the Canadian Football League.
In 1948, he signed a $2,500 contract with the Alouettes, turning down the $1,000 offered by the Argonauts. It was a lot of money for a few months of football; the average annual wage at that time was $2,175.
A halfback who could run and catch passes, he helped lead Montreal to the 1949 Grey Cup championship, scoring a touchdown early in the game. A picture of him in a Toronto newspaper shows him snagging a ball. The caption referred to him as "Crazy Legs" CUNNINGHAM.
In 1953, after being traded to Ottawa, he became the first Canadian to win the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding player in the division.
"Everybody thought the world of him," said FOX, his daughter, who with her husband Wayne STONE owns and operates Metro Courier Services Ltd. in Toronto. "I was very proud of him and all his achievements."
Over the years, she helped assemble the memorabilia of his life. For that, he gave her his proudest possession, his 1949 Grey Cup ring, telling her to wear it around her neck. To this day, it is never far from her heart.

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