ROB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
GREENSPAN, William
Passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006. William, beloved husband of Mary. Dear father of Susan and Karl KOLLER, Janet and Frank ROB, Laura and Craig CHARITY. Loving grandfather of Brandon, Austin, Rachel, Ashley, Alexia and Dylan. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 17, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, 10 Dewlane Drive, All For One section. Shiva will be private. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBARTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-16 published
Tom McEWAN, Educator And Entrepreneur (1924-2006)
As a young businessman, he helped to merge three small colleges and create what is today the University of Guelph
By F.F. Langan, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- People think of the University of Guelph as the place that produced John Kenneth Galbraith. But of course he never went there. He graduated from the Ontario Agriculture College in 1932, 32 years before the University of Guelph was founded by the likes of Tom McEWAN.
Along with a number of other key players, Mr. McEWAN worked to bring together the three colleges that formed the University of Guelph: the Ontario Agriculture College, the Macdonald Institute and the Ontario Veterinary College. He was the first chairman of the board of the University, but before that, he had been one of the people overseeing the three colleges that were at the core of the new university.
"He was a visionary. Around 1960 he said we have the basis of a university in Guelph, and he and other people worked hard to make it happen," says Bill WINEGARD, who was hired by Mr. McEWAN as president of the University of Guelph in 1967. "They hired the best people, including someone from Harvard, to make sure they got the best physical plant. He got a lot done playing the role of the tough businessman, though I found underneath he was a cream puff."
The expansion of universities in Ontario was an idea whose time had come. It was pushed by John ROBARTS, then the premier of Ontario, and his education minister Bill DAVIS. York, Brock, Laurentian and others were all founded in this period.
"Tom was fundamental in setting up the University of Guelph, and transforming it from the three founding colleges," said Alastair SUMMERLEE, the current president of the University of Guelph. "At the time he was a young businessman in his late thirties. He fought to get the property from the provincial government."
There were less than 1,000 students when Guelph opened in 1964. Today there are 20,000 regular students and 50,000 in so-called distance learning.
Tom McEWAN was born in Scotland, not the country but the hamlet in southwestern Ontario. His father was a farmer and he went to a one-room school house and then to high school at Delta Collegiate in Hamilton. Before he could finish high school he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, and qualified as a pilot.
Flying Officer McEWAN was assigned to Coastal Command, whose main job was to patrol Canada's coastline looking for submarines. The flights were long, often in rough weather, and almost always at lower altitudes where the ride was bumpier. Flights could last 12 hours. The Royal Canadian Air Force had seven squadrons of planes flying long-range patrols, many of them older bombers such as the Anson and the Hudson, small aircraft made obsolete by wartime aeronautical advances offered by four-engined Lancasters and Liberators.
After the war, Mr. McEWAN went to a special school set up for veterans who needed to finish high school, but who would be humiliated returning to a regular classroom. It was called the Veterans Rehabilitation School.
He then went to university at Queen's where many of his classmates were veterans, their education paid for by the federal government. He recalled that single veterans received a living allowance of $60 a month, married veterans $90. He was president of the graduating Arts class at Queen's in 1950.
His first job was as a sales representative for Union Carbide Canada and he stayed in that type of business all his life. He later moved to a firm called Sterling Rubber, where he became one of the owners and eventually president. The company manufactured specialty medical products such as syringes and medical gloves.
Later, the firm was sold to an American company, Beckton Dickinson, and he stayed on for a while as president of the Canadian division. In the early 1960's he was elected a school trustee in Guelph and then was head of the Board of Regents of the Federated Colleges, the three institutions that made up the University.
One of the problems with building a university in a small town such as Guelph was there was no place to house the students. While others set about planning and organizing the academic life of the new university, Mr. McEWAN dealt with the physical side of things. He put together a 1,000-acre campus, with student residences in the centre and on the edges of the university.
"At one time Guelph had the highest residential capacity of any university in the province, and it is still very high," said Mr. WINEGARD. " Tom even bought several acres around the edge of the campus and donated the land to the university."
Dr. Mordechai ROZANSKI, who was president of the University of Guelph from 1993 to 2003, also described Mr. McEWAN as forward thinking.
"Tom was a central player in the conception and formation of the university," Doctor Rozanski told the Guelph Mercury. "I have never seen anybody so dedicated to our successor generations."
He was "a founding father of the university in 1964 and a proponent of public education in general," added Doctor ROZANSKI, whose academic life began at McGill University in Montreal, but who is now president of Rider University in N.J.
By all accounts, Mr. McEWAN had not realized the scope of the job he had taken on when he agreed to join the university's board of governors. "As about the youngest and poorest member of the board of governors, I expected to be able to sit back and learn from the older and much wiser members," he wrote in papers found in the university archives. "I was shocked when they elected me chair."
The Guelph Mercury recently ran an editorial praising Mr. McEWAN's work in leaving a campus plan that has survived. " McEWAN helped to shape what the school is today, helping to wrote the long-term development plan that continues to determine some of the school's priorities to this day -- academic buildings situated to allow pedestrian traffic and ensuring the campus retains its residential nature."
During his time at the university he continued his business life, and ran a firm called Howmet of Canada. In the 1970's he was chairman of a government committee to study costs in education in Ontario. Later, he served on the board of the Workmen's Compensation Board.
Along with education, Mr. McEWAN was heavily involved in charities for disabled children. He was president of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children.
His son Ian remembered his father had few hobbies outside work, though he was a keen golfer and member of the Mississauga Golf Club. He also loved the music of the Second World War, especially the big bands of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.
Thomas Arthur McEWAN was born in Scotland, Ontario, on April 5, 1924. He died suddenly in Guelph, Ontario, on May 13, 2006. He was 82. He is survived by his wife Bessie and his children, Ian and Melanie.

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ROBB o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-29 published
VILLEMAIRE, Gene
Peacefully, at Brantford General Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2006. Gene VILLEMAIRE of Oakland, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Janet BARKER; dear father of Jean and Bert HUISMAN, Bob VILLEMAIRE, Debbie and Joe MALECKI, Jodie HANSON, James and Meredith BARKER, Jennifer and Bryan ROBB, John, Larry and Leslie, and Marnie MASALES. Gene will be sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survived by brothers Harvey and Gerald and predeceased by brother Louie. A memorial service will be held at the Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King Street, Burford on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Randy COVEY officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Gene's memory may be made to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or charity of your choice. KEITH OVINGTON, (519) 449-1112. www.keithovington.ca

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
ROBB, Jean (EVANS)
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2006, Jean (EVANS) ROBB of Countryside Manor, formerly of Ilderton in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Alexander ROBB (1991.) Dear mother of daughter Mary MARSHALL and her husband Joe of Ilderton, grandchild Glen MARSHALL and his wife Liz, great-grandchildren Alyssa and Ryan, grandchild Tracy CHAPMAN and her husband Abe, great-grandchildren Teigan and Logan, grandchild Andy MARSHALL and his wife Lisa; son Jamie ROBB and his wife Beckie of Point Clarke, granddaughter Jennifer MARRINAN and her husband Dwayne, great-grand_son Aidan and grand_son Michael ROBB; daughter Gayle BYCRAFT and her husband Paul of Ilderton, grand_son Jeff BYCRAFT and his wife Tammy, great-granddaughter Jessica, granddaughter Carrie WATERS and her husband Jeff, great-granddaughter Abigale, granddaughter Sandra BYCRAFT; daughter Diane GODWIN of Denfield, grandchildren Brent, Megan, Brooke and Mark GODWIN son Edward ROBB and his wife Karen of Ilderton, granddaughters Laura and Beth ROBB, daughter Carolyn BLEWETT and her husband John of Saint Thomas, and grandchildren Nolan and Emma BLEWETT. Predeceased by sisters Eleri SHAINLINE, Dorothy GILLIES, and Gareth OLSEN and brothers Elfin EVANS and Robert EVANS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the T. Stephenson & son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig where the visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Vanneck United Church (Vanneck Road) on Wednesday, February 15 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Bill McAUSLAN officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Littlewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Vanneck United Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Jean ROBB.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
AYEARST, Mary Elizabeth (née HECKMAN)
73, of London (formerly of Saint Thomas) died at peace in the arms of her daughter on Thursday, March 9, of multiple myeloma. Born in Orange, California, she moved in infancy to Saskatchewan with her family after a frightening earthquake in California. Eventually they settled in Fingal, when her father joined the Canadian Air Force during the war. Mom had an independent and adventurous spirit and instilled the best of those qualities in her three children. She not only gave us our wings, but the courage to fly. A softie who carried spiders outside to freedom and couldn't bear to trap a cottage mouse, she could also move Heaven and Earth to stand up for her kids or the rights of others. Mom always cheered for the underdog -- with the notable exception of favourite golfer Tiger Woods -- and her great sense of style had her constantly redecorating the homes of Friends and family. Her creative and artistic talents found a natural outlet in pottery and works from her studio adorn homes across Ontario, as gifts and through sales at galleries and charity auctions. In later years she was also a travel guide, escorting tours of the exotic and the mundane and often accompanied by her dear sister June. She took groups to Europe and the U.S. but also slogged through day trips to baseball games and shopping malls. And, it remains a mystery how well she could lead a trip to Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay yet get hopelessly lost with her sister while driving to meet family in Florida. She was never afraid to learn new things and late in life became an Internet junkie, messaging family and Friends around the globe with letters and photos. She even came to own pirated music CDs, for an eclectic taste that ran from Lyle Lovett to B.B. King. Mom treasured summers at her Bogie's Beach cottage, especially the times watching her grandchildren at play. They grew up there in the same carefree way that her own kids did during their summers at her Mom and Dad's home in Indiana -- with tons of adventure and smothered in love. Mom was a stickler for loving us all equally, although in individual ways matched to our personalities. (At Christmas, the value of our presents would be exactly the same to the point of adding a trinket or two to balance things.) She was extremely proud of "how you kids turned out," as she would often say, pointing to Steve and his wonderful family, her cherished relationship with Liz and John's love sent continually from a thousand miles away. Mary is survived by her three children John (Flor-Anne), of Amethyst Harbour near Thunder Bay; Steve (Maura) and their children Josh, Jordan and Danielle, of Barrie; and Liz ROBB (Ted,) of London. Also surviving are brother Glen (Pete) HECKMAN and his wife Estella of Elkton, Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cherished friends and soul mates Naomi GIBSON, Audrey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Marianne FISHER also survive. Predeceased by her husband John (Pat) in 1982, parents Pete and Beryl HECKMAN, sister June FILLMORE in 2003 and brothers Robert and Jackie in infancy. Cremation has taken place and at Mom's request there will be no funeral service. A visitation to celebrate Mary's life, will be held Saturday, March 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. N., in London. Mom was very grateful to Liz's employer, a registered charitable organization, for allowing her the flexibility to address Mom's needs during the lengthy illness. In recognition of that and in lieu of flowers, we would be grateful for donations made to: Hutton House Foundation, 654 Wonderland Rd. North, London N6H 3E5. Tax receipts will be issued. Aunt June will be waiting in Heaven to guide her on their next adventure -- but first Mom will probably want to redecorate the place. Rest in peace, dear heart.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-05 published
CRITTENDEN, Reta Elizabeth (formerly WRIGHT, née WALDEN)
At Huronview Home, Clinton on Monday April 3, 2006 Reta Elizabeth (WALDEN) CRITTENDEN of Clinton in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late W. Harold CRITTENDEN (1973) and the late Albert WRIGHT. Loving mother of Ivan CRITTENDEN of St. Maartens, Netherlands Antilles; Paul and Anna CRITTENDEN of Stratford; Anne and Paul PATRICK of Atlanta, Georgia and Keith and Wendy CRITTENDEN of Goderich. Loved and sadly missed by her eight grandchildren Derek and Natalie CRITTENDEN; Meredith, Gillian and Brenna PATRICK Darrell CRITTENDEN, Angie CRITTENDEN and her fiancée Mark HAIR and Reed CRITTENDEN. Predeceased by two sisters Noreen MacCHARLES- ROBB and Alice WALDEN. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home Ltd. - Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday April 6, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
McCART, Arthur Henry Wilson
It was the last battle of a brave soldier. Arthur Henry Wilson McCART of Ingersoll, Ontario lost his battle to stay with us on April 20th, 2006, 11 days after his 81st birthday. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the London Health Sciences Centre, Westminster Campus, London, Ontario. Arthur served his country during the Second World War as a young lad in the Royal Canadian Navy, stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the war he started his life as a police officer, which took him to such places as Timmins, London, Delhi, Wiarton, Ingersoll and finally retired in 1985 as the Chief of Police in the Region of Haldimand Norfolk (Simcoe). Arthur received many awards for his outstanding service in the community during his 38 years as a police officer. He died a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a very proud veteran and a true gentleman. We'll see you on the other side "Chief". He leaves behind to mourn, his loving wife and best friend and confidant for over 60 years, Shirley Mae (WILKINS.) Also loved by his children, Sharron HAHN and her husband Wilf of London, Michael J. McCART of Calgary, Maureen SHIER and her husband David of Ingersoll and Susan ROBB of West Lorne. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Tracer, Teesha, Corrie, Larrie, Darrell, Tyler, Teneal, Jamie, Paul and Anthony. He will also be missed by 9 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. Sisters Audrey, Ann and Marjorie and a brother Jerry and his wife Bunny, and brothers-in-law James and his wife Irene, David and his wife Chris also survive him. Arthur was predeceased by his parents Harry and Lillian McCART and his step-mother Marie. He was also predeceased by his infant daughter Carrie-Ann, his sister Florence, and his brothers Harold and Johnny and his father and mother-in-law James and Ethel WILKINS.
Miss Me, But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, Why cry for a soul set free Miss me a little -- but not too long, And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me -- but let me go. For this is a journey we must all take, And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to Home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, Go to the Friends we know, And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds, Miss me -- but let me go. Author Unknown
Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Father M. KAMINSKI officiating. Interment South Park Cemetery, Saint Thomas. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Service Sunday at 6: 45 p.m. auspices of Branch #119, Ingersoll.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Hugh Royden " Roy" Teston
Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen ELLIOT/ELLIOTT for 49 years. Loving father of Brian Alexander (Elizabeth) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, John Philip (Ruth ROBB) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Jeffrey Royden (Shauna) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Lisa Geraldine GUITARE. Cherished grandfather of Donald, Trevor, Joshua, Calah and Liam. A memorial service will be held at Saint_James Westminster Church, 115 Askin Street, London, on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. Visitation at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Lung Association would be gratefully appreciated.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-16 published
MORRISON, Grace McNaught (née HARKNESS)
At her residence on Thursday, May 11, 2006, Grace McNaught (nee HARKNESS) of London, in her 80th year. Predeceased by her husband Arthur MORRISON (1987.) Loving mother of Isabel ROBB of London, Ontario, Arthur of Canmore, Alberta, Edna of Burlington, Bruce and wife Ple of Bangkok Thailand, Lloyd of Ottawa, and daughter-in-law Michele of Victoria, British Columbia. Proud grandmother of Kathy and Wendy, Shawn ROBB, Kristopher, Robert and Steven. Sadly missed by her brother William and wife Rita HARKNESS of Scotland, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends both in Canada and Scotland. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Grace's life will be held and private interment will follow at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-27 published
LISCUMB, Ruth (ROBSON)
Of Ilderton at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Beloved wife of Alfred. Loving mother of Doug (P.J.,) Glenn (Helen) and Janice TUNKS (Paul.) Dear grandmother to Dawn and Greg TUNKS, Robin and Seanna LISCUMB and Christopher, Stephanie and Michael LISCUMB. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Edna ROBB and Bill MOLLAND. Predeceased by brothers Stanley and Elliot ROBSON and sister Gladys MOLLAND and several nieces and nephews. There will be a private family service at T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig on Wednesday June 28, 2006 with Rev. Michael PETERSON officiating. Private interment St. Georges Cemetery Hyde Park, Ontario. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Middlexsex Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Ruth LISCUMB.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-28 published
LISCUMB, Ruth (ROBSON)
Of Ilderton at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, June 25, 2006 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of Alfred. Loving mother of Doug (P.J.,) Glenn (Helen) and Janice TUNKS (Paul.) Dear grandmother to Dawn and Greg TUNKS, Robin and Seanna LISCUMB and Christopher, Stephanie and Michael LISCUMB. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Edna ROBB and Bill MOLLAND. Predeceased by brothers Stanley and Elliot ROBSON and sister Gladys MOLLAND. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. There will be a private family service at T. Stephenson and son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig on Wednesday June 28, 2006 with Rev. Michael PETERSON officiating. Private interment St. Georges Cemetery, Hyde Park, Ontario. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Middlexsex Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Ruth LISCUMB.

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ROBB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-07 published
ROBB, Gordon
In memory of Gordon, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who passed away December 7, 2004
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamonds glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain
I am gentle autumn's rain.
Lovingly remembered by wife Helen, and family.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-17 published
ROBB, Christopher Michael
With grace and dignity, surrounded by his beloved family, Chris passed away at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga on February 15, 2006. Husband of 38 years to best friend Jennifer. Predeceased by his mother Pat, brother David and Father-in-law Bill. He will be missed by his mother-in-law Doris, brother Don (Marlene), little sister Patty-Jo (Gino), sister-in-law Colleen, sister-in-law Dianne (Kenny). Loving uncle to Diana, Wendy, Kelly, Martin and Kevin; Heather and Andrea; Danielle, Mark and Chris; Joanna, Michael and Christina; Lisa, Fiona and predeceased by Alex; and his many great-grandnieces and nephews. Chris fought a brave battle and never once complained. His family will miss his wisdom, his vibrant smile, his Friendship and his compassion. There is now an empty seat at Thanksgiving dinner, around the campfire and an empty stool at the Rhino. The Spa Girls will sorely miss their gourmet cook. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at noon with a service at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-04 published
ROBB, Christopher Michael -- Dispatch
By Scott DEVEAU, Page M5
You knew it was getting late in the evening when Uncle Chris broke into the classic drinking tunes, especially The Black Velvet Band. Just like the subject of the song, the man's eyes "shone like diamonds."
His twinkle -- and his trademark handlebar mustache -- defined a family man: no children of his own, but enough nieces, nephews and barn cats around that he was never at a loss for someone or something to dote upon.
Christopher Michael ROBB was born in Montreal on September 16, 1944, settling in Toronto late in his teens and working on Bay Street before being recruited by International Business Machines Corporation. He met his wife and best friend, Jennifer, in the business quarter when he was 20.
During his time with International Business Machines Corporation, he watched the computer evolve from an ungainly machine to the sleek and indispensable presence it is today. What truly defined Mr. ROBB, however, was life on his farm near Port Hope, sailing on Canal Lake and above all his love for his family.
Whether it was Christmas or Thanksgiving, or one of the spa weekends enjoyed by the women in his family, Mr. ROBB pampered his guests with gourmet dinners featuring vegetables from his garden. "For the guys, he'd come up to the family cottage and we'd sit around the fire and drink," recalls Mark CARMICHAEL, his nephew. "There was a love of life there that was infectious."
In the eight months prior to his death, Mr. ROBB fought throat cancer, succumbing at the age of 61 on February 15, 2006. No one remembers him ever complaining.
Though he lost his voice near the end, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that the echo of The Black Velvet Band will continue to be heard wherever his family is found.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
Pat PATTERSON, Broadcaster And Writer (1921-2005)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation pioneer hosted Trans-Canada Matinee, launched Polka Dot Door and wrote umpteen documentaries, plays and musicals but always turned down accolades
By Sabitri GHOSH, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Kingston -- Even in the form of a disembodied voice, Pat PATTERSON turned heads. Her firm yet supple contralto, one Canadian Broadcasting Corporation listener wrote, was "the most beautiful speaking voice" she had ever heard. Furthermore, said the fan letter, Ms. PATTERSON's show Trans-Canada Matinee "has helped me raise my children, kept me informed on world affairs, and acquainted me with the little but interesting people in the world -- and always with a chuckle." Added the Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, writer: "Your audience has always felt that Matinee was you, Pat."
For Ms. PATTERSON, there was no higher compliment. As striking in person as her radio voice insinuated, the prolific broadcaster, author and composer wanted her work to speak for her; she was merely the transmitter. "She was very retiring and very unassuming," said her partner, Sheila GILBERT. " Her attitude was, 'I don't want anything. No fuss, no muss.' "
In later years, she recoiled from public attention, even failing to show up at the 1986 Gemini Awards to pick up the John Drainie Award for lifetime achievement in broadcasting. Orphaned amid the festivities, the plaque was eventually retrieved from a garbage bin (so the story goes) and delivered in private.
The lifetime it celebrated was rarely discussed by Ms. PATTERSON. All she would reveal of her early years was her birthplace, Victoria, and the fact she earned a licentiate in voice and violin. A precocious only child, she co-wrote her high school's anthem with next-door neighbour Lucy BERTON, a sister of writer-historian Pierre BERTON. At 21, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and drove ambulances in Britain for the Red Cross. Returning to Canada in 1944, she moved to Toronto, where she hoped to have a career in advertising.
An agency man referred her to a friend, who referred her to another friend who worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. There, she landed jobs in the record library and continuity department.
"It was strictly the understudy in the wings department," Ms. PATTERSON told Peter GZOWSKI on a Morningside interview in 1986. "An announcer by the name of Frank Herbert was doing an afternoon concert hour, and I planned that program -- I planned the music and so on. One day, he was ill, and no one could be found to take his place. And the boss said, would I like to try it? So I did. And that was it: I was hooked."
In 1948, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation gave Ms. PATTERSON her own nationwide show, Pat's Music Room, half an hour of her diverse musical selections. She also lent her voice, programming skills and writing talents to a host of other network enterprises, prompting one columnist to dub her a "Jill of all trades."
When the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation joined the television revolution in 1952, the poised and telegenic Ms. PATTERSON led the charge. She often served as a pitchwoman for live-to-air commercials; writer June CALLWOOD remembered seeing her in one for electric stoves, "the kind that she just stands there and says she just loves her stove."
As Ms. PATTERSON's reputation grew, Ms. CALLWOOD's husband, Trent FRAYNE, was sent to interview her for Chatelaine. "You two would be great Friends," he told his wife. When the women met through a mutual friend, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Dorothy (Dodi) ROBB, they did indeed get along famously.
"We had the same sense of humour and the same ethics about behaviour she was a little more Victorian than I was, but we were both very proper women," Ms. CALLWOOD said.
When the still-single Ms. PATTERSON became pregnant and decided to raise her child herself, she turned to Ms. Callwood for support. "That was very unusual, to keep a baby in those days," Ms. Callwood said. "What people did was hide out and give the baby up for adoption, but she was not going to do that. At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which was more broad-minded than most places, it was still a bit of a shocker."
Through resourceful time management and the help of close Friends, Ms. PATTERSON managed to rear her son, David, while working on three radio and two television shows at the same time. It was a remarkable feat that she divulged to no one but the most trusted of intimates.
She found sanctuary, as well as creative satisfaction, in her profession. "You sit in that booth and you are quite private," said fellow Canadian Broadcasting Corporation employee Liz FAWKES, who befriended the older woman and later babysat her son.
In the pinnacle of her Canadian Broadcasting Corporation career, Ms. PATTERSON was chosen to host Trans-Canada Matinee in 1961. Aimed at a daytime audience of women -- even as that audience's perceptions of itself and its role were shifting -- the public-affairs program offered interviews with the likes of W.H. Auden, George Balanchine, and Laurence Olivier.
"If and when women achieve that mythical status they keep fussing about, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Matinee should deserve some of the credit," wrote Toronto Telegram columnist DuBarry CAMPEAU in 1968. "It is lively and literate and any woman or man listening to it will be both entertained and informed."
Though upset by the abrupt cancellation of Matinee in 1971, Ms. PATTERSON smoothly segued into children's entertainment, arguably the love of her professional life. In the 1950s and '60s, she had collaborated with Ms. ROBB on a children's musical fantasy, an after-school television program, and three children's musicals. Now, the partners set to work on a new children's program, The Polka Dot Door. Besides composing the buoyant theme song -- still hummed on schoolyards and playgrounds across Canada -- Ms. PATTERSON also co-wrote the first 60 shows. "She had a sense of play, she had a sense of fun," said Ms. CALLWOOD, citing these as the cues for Ms. PATTERSON's approach to writing for children.
In a 1973 interview, Ms. PATTERSON also spoke of her strong sense of responsibility. "I think we're so conditioned, so tuned into the fact we're writing for children, we have to take care." She wanted her plays and programs to act as "good influences," she said, "if not in a moral sense, at least in a getting-along sense."
Ms. PATTERSON's words and music were behind many of the most durable children's shows of the 1970s and '80s, including numerous Sharon, Lois and Bram specials and Fred Penner's Place. She also developed and hosted short-run Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series, and wrote plays and documentaries for radio and television. Her proudest achievement -- a docudrama on the life of landscape painter and war artist David Milne, A Path of His Own, which she also narrated -- won seven Canadian Film and Television Awards in 1980.
A scrupulous craftswoman, she was a critic of her own work, too. In a 1990 letter, she asked the editors of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada to drop all references to her musical Henry Green and the Mighty Machine, "as it had a very brief life, while the three musicals previously mentioned have continued to get productions after more than 20 years."
But real life allowed no such revisions. In the late 1980s, Ms. PATTERSON had a permanent falling-out with Ms. ROBB, which affected her personally as well as professionally. Even more devastating was her son's death in 1994 from cancer. "That was a disaster," said Ms. FAWKES. " You don't want your children to go before you."
Pat PATTERSON was born in Victoria on December 4, 1921, and died in Toronto on December 19, 2005, of cancer. She was 84. She leaves her partner, Sheila GILBERT.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-13 published
ROBB, John
By Andrew ROBB, Page A24
Husband, father, grandfather, friend. Born November 6, 1919, in Scotland. Died May 2 in Sudbury, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 86.
John ROBB's family emigrated from Scotland to Canada when he was a child. They moved to Levack, a mining town near Sudbury, where John would spend most of his life and career. With his beloved wife Marion, he brought up four successful children: Bryan, Sally, Sandra and Lori. Although he could be stern and severe when they became unruly, he loved them dearly and was always fair and caring.
As an electrician in Levack's nickel mines for more than 38 years, John was always concerned about the safety of others. He would insist on double-checking that the current had been shut off before performing delicate work on electrical lines. At the time, this wasn't always standard procedure, and it might have been seen as a waste of effort, but colleagues recall that his stubbornness saved lives on at least one occasion.
During the Second World War, he proudly entered military service, moving to Kingston for basic training. One night, the projector at his base's movie theatre malfunctioned and John, who had been in charge of projection at Levack's movie nights, successfully rewired it. This accomplishment was noted by officers at the base, and as a result John was never sent overseas: His skills as an electrician were deemed too valuable in training sessions and the base didn't want to give him up.
John's short stature belied a remarkable energy. Well into middle age, he could always be counted on to perform his trademark cartwheels at any social gathering. If there were children around, he would fill his pockets with loose change, and let them gather up whatever fell out as he flipped upside down. At Windy Lake, near Levack, he taught his children to canoe and splashed about in the water with them, even in his sixties. And at nearby High Falls, he would find a good walking stick and lead hikes to the family's favourite picnic site, overlooking the rapids.
His grandchildren, who were born around the time John's health began its gradual decline, rarely experienced his physical vitality first-hand. To them, he was a quiet, dignified man. But sometimes they saw what his former energy was like. When grand_son Alex visited John's native Scotland a year ago, and came back to show his photographs of the trip, John came alive with memories about his childhood and his family there. And just a few days before he died, he found out that a different grandchild, Chris, would be spending this summer working in a mine in Levack, as John had done for so many years. That day, lying in his hospital bed, John spent hours telling stories about his life underground. In the dignified man that his grandchildren had come to know, it was inspiring to discover such a passion for all he had done.
His quiet dignity could be shattered by sadness as well. When his only son Bryan passed away last year, the whole family was distraught, and John was devastated. Bryan had inherited his father's dignity and pride, but also his friendly demeanour and his overt passion for all that he did. Like all John's children, Bryan held a special place in his father's heart, and the loss left a hole that couldn't be filled.
Last summer, the family held a private ceremony for Bryan at High Falls, but John was no longer up to the challenging hike to the water's edge. Instead, he watched tearfully from a scenic lookout, saying goodbye with his daughters and grandchildren. Later this summer, in accordance with his wishes, some of John's remains will be symbolically committed to the falls. His family will once again gather there with him. We'll remember him fondly, and miss him very much.
Andrew ROBB is John's grand_son.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-16 published
ROBB, Ethel Irene (née CARD)
Suddenly, at her residence, on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in her 103rd year. Loving mother of Gwen GRAY/GREY and the late Arnold ROBB. Adoring grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 7. Predeceased by her husband Alvin (Allie) ROBB, her parents Locke and Anetta CARD, brother Ross CARD and sisters May SHAW and Velma HICKMAN. Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) on Saturday, June 17 from 10-11 a.m. A memorial service will take place in the chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Private interment Nashville Cemetery. Memorial donations to The Woodbridge Presbyterian Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
COOPER, Margaret Scott
Peacefully, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Alvin John COOPER. During a life dedicated to education, Mrs. COOPER served as the Superintendent in charge of Advancements program in the Etobicoke Board of Education. Margaret will be especially missed by her nephew, John ROBB, and his family. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision Canada (1 866 595-5550).

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
MacDONALD, Betty Marilyn (née McGONEGAL)
Passed away on Saturday December 9th, 2006 at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre in her 85th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon Samuel MacDONALD. Loving Mother of Carol (Gordon HAYMAN,) Gord (and the late Catherine,) and Andy (Marg ROBB.) Loving Grandmother of Nataiya. Dear sister of the late Barbara (Mrs. W.B. ARNUP) and the late William McGONEGAL. A special thank you to the staff of the Gibson Retirement Residence for their support and care. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or The Registerd Nurses Association of Ontario. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
ROBB, Christopher Michael
With grace and dignity, surrounded by his beloved family, Chris passed away at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga on February 15, 2006. Husband of 38 years to best friend Jennifer. Predeceased by his mother Pat, brother David and father-in-law Bill. He will be missed by his mother-in-law Doris, brother Don (Marlene), little sister Patty-Jo (Gino), sister-in-law Colleen, sister-in-law Dianne (Kenny). Loving uncle to Diana, Wendy, Kelly, Martin and Kevin; Heather and Andrea; Danielle, Mark and Chris; Joanna, Michael and Christina; Lisa, Fiona and predeceased by Alex; and his many great-grandnieces and nephews. Chris fought a brave battle and never once complained. His family will miss his wisdom, his vibrant smile, his Friendship and his compassion. There is now an empty seat at Thanksgiving dinner, around the campfire and an empty stool at the Rhino. The Spa Girls will sorely miss their gourmet cook. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at noon with a service at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-11 published
BETZ, Doris Merle (SYMES)
Entered into rest at Sunnybrook Hospital on Sunday, April 9th, 2006. Doris Merle SYMES in her 80th year, was the beloved wife of the late Clifford BETZ (2003.) Loving mother of Joanne and Jim BLUNDELL of Peniel and Murray and Angela BETZ of Argyle. Dearly remembered by grandchildren Jim, Janine, Marc and Robin and great-grand_son Jarrod. Predeceased by all her brothers and sisters, infant Alma, Charles, Joe, Jean ROBB, Vic, Evelyn BRYANT, Gordon and Anne McGEACHIE. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home in Cannington on Thursday, April 13th, 2006 from 11: 00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Interment Cedar Vale Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Hospital for Sick Children or Brock House, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBB o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
ROBB, William " Bill"
Veteran World War 2, R.A.F.; Recipient of the Burma Star.
Peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Wyndham Manor, Oakville in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Catherine. Loving father of Carol and her husband Grant, and Gordon and his wife Rae. Dear grandfather of Cameron William. Survived by his sister Margaret MICHIE of Burnt Island. Predeceased by his three brothers and his two sisters. The family would like to extend special appreciation to the nurses and staff at Wyndham Manor. A Funeral Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, 905-844-3221, on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Walton Memorial United Church or the Alzheimer Society.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-09 published
ROBBINS, Gordon
In loving memory of Gordon, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who passed away March 9th, 2004.
Through all our troubles he helped us along
If we live like him, we will never go wrong
On earth he was loved, in heaven her rests
God bless you Dad, you were one of the best.
-Forever remembered by Doug, Linda, Dale Ben, Susie and families.
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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-19 published
ROBBINS, Myrtle
In loving memory of a dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, who passed away May 19th, 2005.
We miss her love and cheery ways
With her we spent our happiest days.
In memory we see her the same
As long as we live, we'll cherish her name.
- Linda, Doug, Dale, Susie, Ben and Families.
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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-08 published
SMITH, Edward " Ted" William " Smitty"
(World War 2 Veteran)
Peacefully with his family at his side at his Oliphant residence on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006. Edward Ted William SMITH in his 85th year. Devoted husband of the late former Betty Jean ROBBINS. Cherished father of Tedye-Lee OAKES and her husband Roger, of Mount Hope; Robin and his wife Angie, of New Market; and Sherry MITCHELL and her husband Gary, of Hamilton. Beloved grandfather of eight; and great-grandfather of six. Caring brother of Dorothy MILLS, of Stoney Creek, Irene GAVIN and her husband Charlie, of Burlington, Roy and his wife Jerry, of Ancaster, and Ron and his wife Mary, of Vancouver. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews and many Friends. Ted is predeceased by a son, Terry his parents, William and Violet; and sisters Ivy SMITH, and Daisy HOUSE. Ted served his country with the Royal Canadian Artillery - 1st Medium Regiment, stationed in Italy and N.W. Europe. He has been a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Br 208 Wiarton since 1970. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive Friends at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Saturday, June 10, 2006 from 12 noon until 2 o'clock where a Celebration of Ted's Life will be held in the chapel. Members of Royal Canadian Legion Br 208 Wiarton will hold a memorial service at 1: 45 p.m. A Sugar Maple tree will be planted and dedicated at the funeral home following the service. Thence to Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, where the family will receive Friends on Saturday, June 17, 2006 from 12 noon until the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to War Amps, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-06 published
HOLMES, Gertrude Verna (née ROBBINS)
Of Chesley, passed away at Parkview Manor, Chesley on Monday, July 3, 2006 in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Eva SCHADE of Kitchener, Geraldine HARVIE of Belleville, Donald and his wife Margaret of Belleville, Shirley FORD of Hanover, Wynelda and her husband James MacDONALD of Chesley, Linda and her husband Mervin PEGELO of Hepworth, John of London, Larry of Belleville and Carman and his wife Ezaila of Hamilton. Gertie will be missed by her thirty-six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren as well as great-great-grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Vera SCOTT of Collingwood, and sisters-in-law, Elaine ROBBINS of Miller Lake and Bernice ROBBINS of Wiarton. Predeceased by her husband Ernest; sons, Clarence at birth, Allan and Edward; grand_son Sean HOLMES; brothers Calvin PERCY, Emerson, Delmar, Ivan and Gordon; sisters, Eleanor ROUSE and Grace CLARK and her parents Thomas and Pearl (BARTMAN) ROBBINS. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary service will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Eastnor Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sean Holmes Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-12 published
ROBBINS, Helen
In loving memory of our beautiful wife, mother, and Nana Helen who left us 11 years ago today.
She lived, She loved, She laughed,
She left too soon...
She's our inspiration.
Sleep peacefully with the angels
Beautiful mom.
Loved and missed every day, Don, Jeff, Julie, David, Cameron and Olivia
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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-29 published
ROBBINS, Peter
In loving memory of a wonderful Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa, Peter, who passed away September 29th, 2002.
Time may heal the broken heart,
Time may make the wound less sore.
But time can never stop the longing
For the loved one gone before.
We miss you Dad.
- Your loving family.
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ROBBINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-27 published
LIVERANCE, Clayton
Of Tobermory passed away at Lions head Hospital on Monday, December 25, 2006 in his 51st year. He will be sadly missed by brothers Dan LIVERANCE of Dyer's Bay and Mark (Jen) LIVERANCE of Wiarton and sisters Gloria (Mike) BUEYSE of Waterford and Aletha LIVERANCE (Russ ROBBINS) of Miller Lake. Clayton is also survived by one niece and five nephews, as well as many cousins and Friends. He is predeceased by his parents Shirley (BARTLEY) and Donald LIVERANCE. In accordance with Clayton's wishes, there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Lions head Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolence may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
PARKER, Eleanor (née BRUTON)
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the death of their mother, Eleanor PARKER at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site-Sarnia on Wednesday January 4, 2006 at the age of 83 yrs. Loving mother of Connie (George) MOORE of Petrolia, Anne (Dave) GEORGE of Petrolia, Rob (Paula) PARKER of Petrolia, Tim (Penny) PARKER of Corunna and Scott (Kari) PARKER of Dresden. Cherished and much loved grandmother of 12 grandchildren. Sister of; Bob (Pauline) BRUTON of Brigden; Sister-in-law of Edith BRUTON, Florence BRUTON, Ada ROBBINS, Marion BRUTON and Art (Jean) PARKER. Predeceased by her husband Clarence (1965); her parents, Charles and Eliza BRUTON; her sister Irma WHITE/WHYTE; her brothers, Mac, Harvey, Roy, Harold, Gord and Ralph BRUTON. Eleanor was a longtime member of the Corunna United Church and the United Church Women and she enjoyed her time spent working at Fowlie's China Shop in Sarnia. Friends will be received at the Knights Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. Saturday with Don ENGEL officiating. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. As expression of sympathy Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Corunna United Church, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Knight 519-862-2845.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Gerry
Peacefully at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka on Sunday, February 5th, 2006, Gerry STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Vicky MARSOLAIS of Rodney. Dear father of Steven, Danny and Ritchie (Bev,) Tammy and Dennis MARSOLAIS. Loving grandfather of Amanda, Justin, Jacob, Brandon, Scott, Frank, Ricky, Candice and Maxwell. Brother of Gord, Ron, Bill ROBBINS, Joyce LEWIS, Mary Jane FISHER and Carol LOCKWOOD (Glen.) Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Heart and Stroke Foundation or London Humane Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
SCHEEL, Dorothy Florence (KNOTT)
Of Wilson Avenue, Delhi passed away peacefully at the London H.S.C., Victoria Hospital on Sunday, February 26, 2006 in her 79th year. Dorothy was a loving partner and wife for 62 years. She was born in Dorchester and married at 17. In childhood, she is remembered as the one always on the go and 78 years later it was still challenging to keep up to her. Dorothy was a devoted and loving mother to Jan and Michael who learned the meaning of determination, fun and integrity. She was a very proud grandmother of Abby and Kate, and was always delighted by their visits. To Dorothy's many dear Friends, her sense of fun and humour, her loyalty, common sense and honesty were always appreciated. With her sharp mind, intelligence, keen sense of business and financial affairs, she and Mike were successful in all they endeavoured. Her love of life showed up on the dance floor, playing a vigorous game of cribbage or euchre, creating a beautiful flower garden, spending a weekend with her sister Audrey, celebrating special occasions with joy, reading a favourite new book, creating delicious meals, spending time alone or taking a drive to Port Dover for a foot long hot dog and some people watching. After retirement one of Dorothy and Mike's favourite things was to jump into the car and go for a drive. It didn't matter where or for how long. But you can be sure it would always be Dorothy in the driver's seat! Throughout her 78 years, Dorothy touched the lives and hearts of many. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed. Former Dorothy Florence KNOTT. Beloved wife of Michael SCHEEL. Loving mother of Jan SCHEEL (Margie COGILL) and the Late Michael SCHEEL Jr. (1999) and his wife Jane SCHEEL. Cherished grandmother of Abby and Kate SCHEEL. Dearest sister of Audrey McGUGAN and Jean SMITH (Verne.) Also survived by her sisters-in-law Dorothy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Lee), Anne SCHEEL, Julie SCHEEL and by her brother-in-law Fred MERZ (Evelyn) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Velma ROBBINS (Hap) and Millie WEYMOUTH (George,) her brother Allan KNOTT (Ann) and by her brothers-in-law John McGUGAN, John SCHEEL, Fritz SCHEEL (Peg) and Andrew SCHEEL. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi for visitation on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Larry LABATT officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Delhi Community Health Centre will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-07 published
LIGHTFOOT, Jessie Margaret " Grace"
At Montreal, on Sunday, March 5, 2006. Jessie Margaret "Grace" LIGHTFOOT (née Patterson) formerly of R.R.#2 Alvinston in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Bert LIGHTFOOT. Loving mother of Brenda and Arthur PELTON, Shirley and Vince ROBBINS. Dear grandmother of Mark, Keith, Karl, Matthew and Marianne and great grandmother of Cory, Josh, Chad and Jake. Also survived by one sister, Donna ARMSTRONG. Fondly remembered by Raymond and Jean PATTERSON, Ruth PATTERSON, A. Jean PATTERSON and Jean PATTERSON. Predeceased by 4 brothers. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 9 at 1: 30 p.m. Reverend Jim BREEN officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home, Glencoe 287-2831.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-09 published
ROBBINS, Dorothy Anne
Suddenly at home on Wednesday, March 8th, 2006, Mrs. Dorothy Anne ROBBINS, of London, in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Roy ROBBINS. Loving mother of Jeff ROBBINS, Susan (Chris) FINCH and Chris (Linda) ROBBINS. Dear grandmother of David, Lindsey, Karen, and Brandon ROBBINS, and Jesse and Dylan FINCH. Also survived by her siblings Bob ISEN, Vera EEDY and Lily STONE. Predeceased by her brother Jack ISEN and sister Elna LEPIK. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Thursday, March 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-19 published
CUNDY, William Albert
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, April 17, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Vera Florence (COOPER) CUNDY and loved father of Stephen CUNDY and his wife Starr of West Lorne and Martin CUNDY and his partner Theresa of Saint Thomas. Dear grandfather of Alyssa, Jenalyn, Jared, Taylor, Justin and Angie and great grandfather of Mathew and Camryn. Dear brother of Ronold, Leslie and Shirley, all of England. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Long time friend of Claire and Roy McKINLEY and special uncle of Lori. Special friend of Josephine ROBBINS and June and Jim BURROWS. William was born in London, England on October 20, 1923, the son of the late William and Louise CUNDY. He was a retired Tool and Die Maker and worked at Singer Control, Northern Electric and Weston's. He served in the Royal British Navy during World War 2 and was a former member of the Legion. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate William's life will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place with the ashes to be interred in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-14 published
ROBBINS, Douglas P.L.
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, May 12, 2006 Douglas P.L. ROBBINS of Exeter in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Catherine (WILSON) ROBBINS. Dear father of Ellen and Scott MOODY of Toronto. Dear brother of Bernice and Walter Alexander, Yvonne and Nick BUCKWELL and Norman and Merilee ROBBINS all of British Columbia. Cremation. Friends and neighbours are invited to a gathering at 225 Carling Street, Exeter on Monday, May 15th from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-27 published
PROZOROWICZ, Mary Kathleen Joyce (née DUNN)
Age 70, of Sarnia, formerly of Courtright, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Jan PROZOROWICZ (1999.) Loving mother of Jan (Donna), Sarnia; Glenn (Linda), Corunna; Jeff (Carol), Sarnia. Dear grandmother of Chris, Kim and Hope; and her step-grandchildren Don, Brenda and Billie-Jo. Survived by her sisters Verda (late Harold) ROBBINS, London; Ila (late Keith) TAILOR/TAYLOR, Sarnia; as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Fredrick and Beatrice (DAVIDSON) DUNN; sisters Doris (Wesley) LUCAS and Jacqueline DUNN (infant.) Friends will be received at Steadman Brothers Visitation Centre, 233 Cameron Street, Corunna on Sunday, May 28, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 29th at 11: 00 a.m. Following cremation, a private family interment will be held at Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family through sbrothersfuneral@hotmail.com Steadman Brothers 864-1193.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-29 published
ALLEN, Adeline Patricia (née O'MULLAN)
On Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 77th year. Loved mother of Nancy ROBBINS (Peter) of Queen Charlotte Islands, Danny COULTER (Heather) of Calgary, Jim ALLEN (Bonnie) British Columbia, Bonnie SIMPSON of Saint Thomas, Donnell ALLEN (Paul) of Saint Thomas and David ALLEN (Tina) Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a son Richard ALLEN (1997) and 2 daughters Frances ALLEN (2003) and Tamara ALLEN- LOCKE (2003.) Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Moira MILGREW of Barrie and the late Maureen SOUTHWORTH (2003). She was born in Toronto on October 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Dan O'MULLAN and Amelia DICKSON/DIXON. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a long time Salvation Army supporter. She was a warm and caring person who gave her Friendship without judgement and was known as "Mom" to many. We will celebrate her life and cherish our memories of her. She will be greatly missed. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-01 published
BUHLMAN, Laurette (CHAUVIN)
A wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Laurette (CHAUVIN) BUHLMAN, has passed away at Marian Villa on Monday, May 29th, 2006. Dear wife of the late Fred BUHLMAN (1991.) Loving mother of Margo McDONELL and her husband Paul of Chatham, Suzanne BROWN and her husband Ken of London, and Fran KOZLOWSKI and her husband Richard of Royal Oak, Michigan. Cherished grandmother of Christopher McDONELL and his wife Barbara BOLAND, Scott McDONELL, Kelly and her husband Gary MONSON, Keri and her husband Robb ROBBINS, Sean BROWN, Todd and his wife Michelle KOZLOWSKI. Dear great grandmother of Ian and Kara McDONELL, Emma and Sarah MONSON, Charles BROWN and Megan KOZLOWSKI. Visitors will be received at Mount Hope Chapel, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, 21 Grosvenor Street, London, on Friday, June 2, from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to Mount Hope Fund, Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
SUMNER, Kirk Ronald
Suddenly in London on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, Kirk Ronald SUMNER of London in his 46th year. Beloved son of Ronald and Ellen ROBBINS) SUMNER of London. Dear brother of Alex and his wife Wendy of London. Dear uncle of Victor and his wife Alisha, Nathan and his wife Emily, William, Brock, and Rachel, all of London. Dear nephew of Shirley McNEIL of Strathroy and Maurice ROBBINS and his wife Betty Lou of Belmont. Kirk was a skilled carpenter and builder and will be missed by his many Friends in Old South. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and 1 hour prior to the service, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, June 3rd at 3 p.m. with Reverend John BANNERMAN of Chalmers Presbyterian Church and Reverend Gary STOPPS of First Baptist Church, Mount Forest, officiating. Interment in Pond Mills Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca. "You guys have the hearts of lions -9 and 0"

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
HINTON, John A.
At Maitland Manor, Goderich on Wednesday, September 20, 2006. John A. HINTON of Goderich in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (WILSON) HINTON. Dear father of John and wife Marion HINTON of Bridgenorth. Loving grandfather of Todd HINTON of Niagara Falls, Jason and wife Shannon of Bridgenorth and great-grandfather of Cameron and Daria HINTON. Also survived by sister-in-law Kay ROBBINS of Exeter. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Road at East Street, Goderich on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Royal Canadian Naval Service to be held on Friday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
CHALK, Muriel Maria (née ROBBINS)
Peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, Muriel Maria (ROBBINS) CHALK, age 94 of Sarnia. Muriel was a long time member of Saint Paul's United Church in Petrolia and Parker Street United Church in Sarnia. She was very active as a primary Sunday School teacher and was a member of the United Church Women. She was also a proud volunteer at the former Twilight Haven and Marshall Gowland Manor. Beloved wife of the late "Harry" CHALK (1967.) Loved mother of Betty and Harry GREENING of Bright's Grove, Kenneth and Mary CHALK of Markham, Marilyn and Roy KERR of Thornhill. Dear grandmother of Anne and Alan DUNBAR, Geoffrey and Carolyn GREENING, Rick CHALK and friend Michelle BARRETT, Andrew and Wanda CHALK, John CHALK, Lisa and Darin GRAHAM, Kevin and Christine KERR, Lori and John GRAHAM. Cherished great-grandmother of Haley and Nolan DUNBAR, Owen and Kathleen GREENING, Sophia CHALK, Emmalyn KERR and Annalia GRAHAM. Survived by her sister Mary GOULD of Petrolia and brother William and Kay ROBBINS of Orangeville. Predeceased by her parents John and Clementine ROBBINS, and brothers Russell and Earl ROBBINS. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 12: 30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11: 00 a.m. until service time at 12: 30 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lambton Meadowview Villa would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
WERBY, Velva Bernice
At Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Monday October 2, 2006 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late John Peter WERBY (1981.) Dear mother of Pat WERBY and his wife Julie of Burford, Mike WERBY of Barrie, Dan WERBY and his wife Heather of Woodstock and mother-in-law of Diane WERBY of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Chris (Crista), Adrienne (Ian), David, Paul, Jeff, Jaime, Jessica and great-grandmother of Ashton. Dear sister of Thelma ROBBINS and her husband Dennis of Ancaster and sister-in-law of Ray YOUNG of Burlington. Predeceased by her son Steven "Gunner" WERBY (2002) and by her sisters Louise YOUNG and Ruby (Glen) PHIBBS. A private family memorial service will be held at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-539-0004. Interment in the Hillview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or the Woodingford Lodge Building Fund would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
WATSON, Charles C.
Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the home of his daughter in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday, November 23, 2006. Born on May 3, 1921 in Eagle Grove, Iowa, the son of the late Glen and Mercy WATSON. Charles, devoted husband to the late Alice (1993,) father to Kay (Bill) WAGNER of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Joan (Jim) KIRKPATRICK of Casa Grande, Arizona, Teena (Phil) MUELLER of London, Ontario. Grandfather to Brent (Kristin) ROBBINS of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tim (Regan) and Neal (Dominque) ROBBINS of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Colleen (Andy) NEEL of Seattle, Washington, Rob KIRKPATRICK of Seattle, Washington and Kevin (Gladys) KIRKPATRICK of Nashville, Tennessee, Sara MUELLER of Kingston, Ontario and Kristin (Ben) MUELLER- HEASLIP of Toronto, Ontario. Great-grandfather to Catherine, Lauren, Elizabeth ROBBINS, Arlo and Callum NEEL, Justin, Connor, Liam ROBBINS and Jamie KIRKPATRICK. Charles was a decorated World War 2 and Korean Army/Air Force navigator, a graduate of John Marshall Law School, a successful businessman who worked his way up from office clerk to Vice-president of International sales for the Canadian Pacific Railroad and most of all a loving and proud husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His hobby after his retirement from the Canadian Pacific Railway was making beautiful skeleton clocks. The clocks he gave to each of his children and grandchildren will be a treasured remembrance. He had a great love of classical music, good food and wine. Friends may call on Friday, December 1, from 6: 30 to 9: 00 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street at Queens Ave., on Saturday, December 2nd at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. In his memory a donation may be made to Saint Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3E6. (www.HarrisFuneralHome.ca)

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
ROBBINS, John Charles
Peacefully after a lengthy illness with his family by his side on November 27th, 2006 at the Peel Memorial Hospital in his 62nd year. Loving husband of Janice (McEWEN.) Beloved father of Bill and his wife Terri, and Kim and her husband Rob WILLIAMS. Cherished Pa of Stephanie, Trevor, Brandon, Angela, Jodie, and Candace. Predeceased by his best friend Andy. Predeceased by his parents Horace and Hilda, and also his brother Bill and sister Yvonne. Survived by his sister Sharon and brothers Robbie and David, many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main Street South (Hwy 10), Brampton on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 30th, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
ROBBINS, Alfred Victor " Robbie," C.D.
Lieutenant Colonel (Candian Army Ret'd)
Better known as "Robbie", 84, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, died on February 14, 2006 in the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Hospital, Halifax after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (WALKER;) sisters, Iris and Wilma; daughters, Pamela (Robert), Patricia (Greg) and Jane (Larry); son Peter (Anna) grandchildren Ian, Andrew, Victoria and Jennie and many relatives and Friends throughout the world. His first wife, Anne, died in 1998. Born in Waskada, Manitoba, he grew up in nearby Boissevain, then entered Royal Military College, Kingston in 1940. Commissioned in 1941, he served first with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, then with the Saskatoon Light Infantry in the United Kingdom, Sicily, Italy and Holland from 1943-1945. A dedicated career soldier, he joined The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry after the war, serving on postings around the world while stationed in various parts of Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and the United States, including a year long tour with the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East in 1957-58. He retired from the Army in 1972 as a Lieutenant Colonel, then accepted the post of Bursar of Appleby College, a private school in Oakville, Ontario, which he held for almost ten years. He and his wife Anne moved to the Kentville (Nova Scotia) area in 1990. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
HONEY, Gladys May (née ROBBINS)
Passed away with family by her side on Monday, October 9, 2006 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Wife of Peter HONEY. Mother of Geoffrey and his wife Brigitte EVERING, and Kal and his wife Kim Lee KHO. Loving Nana of Danica and Bryn EVERING. Sister to Ruth STEPHENSON. Predeceased by sister Dora HOLLAND and brothers Jim and Ted ROBBINS. Friends and family may call at the Grafton Town Hall on Saturday, October 28th between 2 and 4 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to Médecins Sans Frontières at www.msf.org/ msfinternational/donations/

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-15 published
RYAN, Catherine Mary "Kay" "Nana" (née ROBBINS)
January 13, 2006. Suddenly, but peacefully, and surrounded by her family and Friends. Catherine was welcomed into the arms of God and her beloved husband, James P. RYAN. Mother of Michael and Janie, Patrick and Colleen and grandmother of Caitlin, Siobhan, Ciaran, Nevan, Connor and Sean, Nana will be deeply missed and remembered with great love and happiness for the gift of her wonderful life. Catherine loved her family and she leaves behind her brother, Condon ROBBINS, Patsy ROBBINS, wife of her late brother Kenneth ROBBINS, all of Warminster, Ontario. She was a cherished aunt of John, Chuck (Ann), Anna Marie, Marcella (Blair), Frank, Kenny and great-aunt of Andrew, Mary Rose and Patricia. As well, she will be remembered by her many cousins from the Lawlor and ROBBINS families. Community, relationships and faith were central to Catherine's life and for the past fifty years, St. Bonaventure Parish in Don Mills was her home base. She will be remembered by many families and close Friends whose lives she has touched and to whom both she and Jim were so closely connected. In particular, the Cope and Hisey families are representative of the power of this community of faith in both Catherine's life and death. Catherine's love of people reached across the city, the province and the country. Many Friends will remember her for her amazing thoughtfulness, kindness and her ability to listen her interest in your lives, hopes and aspirations was genuine. The family wishes to thank the paramedics, the emergency and critical care teams and the chaplains at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Centre. In addition, we would like to thank Friar David COLLINS, the Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Bonaventure and Fr. Paul CUSACK for their prayers and support during this difficult time. In celebration of Catherine's life, visitation will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) on Sunday, January 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, January 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be held at St. Bonaventures Church on Tuesday, January 17th at 11 a.m. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Spirit of Assisi Building Fund, St. Bonaventures Church, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2K9.

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
FITZPATRICK, Mary Cecilia
At Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in her 73rd year. Beloved mother of Stephen (Audrey), Gregory (Laurie,) Shelley ORWIN (Chris,) and David. Proud "Nan" of Jason, Brandon, Andrea and Shelby. Loving sister of Jose, Helen, Frankie, Sharon and Jim. Sadly missed by her dear friend Myrtle ROBBINS. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering) on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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ROBBINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
YOUNG, Shirley Theresa
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved daughter of the late Howard YOUNG and Evelena ROBBINS. A brother and two sisters, in infancy, predeceased Shirley. Dear cousin of Condon ROBBINS, Amelia ROBBINS, Eugene BOWLES, Deanna SHANNON, Melville ROBBINS, Patricia CHILDS, Sheila SKWAROK, Barbara PAYNE, Marcia FRIMETH, Bernice BEATCH and Bernadine NASH. Predeceased by cousins: Catherine RYAN, Bernard BOWLES, John BOWLES, Frances, Christina and Raphael ROBBINS, and those of the Young family. Lovingly remembered by the many children of her cousins. Shirley will be missed by her numerous longtime Friends and associates especially Doctor John REICHERT. Shirley graduated from Saint Michael's Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She then practised her profession for many, many years at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Gratitude is expressed to the staff, especially Sue of the Critical Care Unit of Sunnybrook Hospital and to Father Daryl MIRANDA for the kindness, care and concern given to Shirley. Shirley is resting at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (2704 Yonge Street, 5 blocks south of Lawrence), 416-488-1101. Visitation will be on Friday, April 21 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Monica's Church (44 Broadway Ave., east of Yonge St.) on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment following at Saint Michael's Cemetery, Orillia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Michael's Hospital.

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