ROBERTSHAW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
SMITH, Joyce
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Friday March 10th 2006, Joyce SMITH of London in her 54th year. Dear mother of Shiloh and Robbie MacLEOD, and Olivia. Dear sister of Cecilia CHURCH and her husband Ross, Gord SMITH, and Joan ROBERTSHAW and her husband Colin. Loved by her grandchildren Magdalin and Emmaline MacLEOD, her nieces Laura and Sara ROBERTSHAW, her nephews Christopher and Stuart CHURCH, and also by many aunts, uncles and cousins in Britain. At Joyce's request, cremation has taken place and a service to celebrate her life will be held at London Gospel Temple, 288 Commissioners Road West (at Andover Drive), London, on Friday March 17th 2006 at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, or the charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), in care of cremation arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROBERTSHAW o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
BISBEE, Leslie
Peacefully at home on Saturday, November 11, 2006, surrounded by her family. For 3 years and 3 months Leslie fought the good fight against breast cancer. Born in Ingersoll on May 16, 1953 to Frank and Ruth (HARRIS) BISBEE. Leslie grew up between Ingersoll and the backstretch of Vernon Downs and Batavia where she developed a life long love of Standardbred race horses. The family moved to Woodstock where she attended DM Sutherland and Huron Park Secondary School. She then moved onto University of Western Ontario where she graduated with a Bachelors in Physiotherapy (76) and a Masters in Physio (87). She worked at Victoria Hospital, Saint_Joseph's Hospital then finished out her career teaching at the School of Physiotherapy University of Western Ontario. Leslie was an avid sports fan cheering for her Western Mustangs Football team. She supported her girls in horseback riding, hockey, track and field, rugby, swimming and triathlons all across Ontario. As well, she competed in several triathlons and swimming meets herself. She also enjoyed the solitude of Northern Ontario and spent many of her final days at Toad Hall on the Pickerel River with family and Friends. Leslie is survived by her husband Vernon ROBERTSHAW a Veterinarian in Aylmer and their three daughters Marissa of Guelph, Blaire and Ainslie at home in Aylmer and numerous foals, puppies and kittens rescued through the years. Also survived by her father Frank and step-mother Olive BISBEE of Woodstock, brother Gerald and sister-in-law Sylvia BISBEE, niece Emily, nephew Brett of Half Moon Bay, British Columbia, aunt Evelyn (Harris) BOTTEN and friend Herman BEAUCHAMPET of Langley, British Columbia, father-in-law Herbert ROBERTSHAW, sister-in-law Norma and brother-in-law Fred HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON all of Innerkip, aunt Helen and uncle Bob COLLINS of Ingersoll, cousins Doug (Katie) COLLINS of Ingersoll, Heather (Bill) FREEMAN of Mt. Elgin and Cathy (Guy) KIRBY of Burford and second cousins and step sisters and brother. She was predeceased by her mother Ruth BISBEE. At Leslie's request she has been cremated and no formal funeral will be held. The family will hold a Memorial Service at home on Friday, November 17, 2006 between 1-5 p.m. All family and Friends of Leslie are invited to the Robertshaws for a Celebration of Life well lived. Donations may be made in Leslie's memory to Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, Brest Cancer Research Foundation or the Leslie Bisbee Clinical Bursary for Physiotherapy c/o Maija Craig, Rm. 11, Alumni Hall, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B9 (cheques payable to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario attention Leslie Bisbee Bursary) Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 519-452-3770

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-09 published
ROBERTSON, Helen Winnifred (née MERRITT)
Suddenly at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Helen Winnifred ROBERTSON (née MERRITT) of Brantford, in her 89th year; beloved wife of the late Albert ROBERTSON (1991) dear sister of Aileen ERICKSON and Robert and his wife Anna MERRITT, all of Brantford; sister-in-law of Ellen MERRITT of Brantford she will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; predeceased by sisters Donna, Marge and brother Mansel. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, Friday 2: 30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p. m. Service in the chapel on Saturday at 10: 30 a. m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice. www.dennistoll.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-14 published
WILSON, Gladys Elizabeth " Beth" (formerly LONG)
Peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, March 10, 2006 in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late David LONG and James WILSON. Dear mother of Nancy LONG (Bill), Diane GIRARD (Jim), Douglas LONG, Derrick WILSON (Anne,) Rick WILSON (Jennifer,) Scott WILSON (Janice), Marlene BOYER (Joe), Bill WILSON (Tracy), Kristene SMITH (Kevin.) Loved grandmother and great-grandmother of 21. Beloved sister of David ROBERTSON (Joan) and Dorothy DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (Neil). Also survived by nieces, nephews, Friends, relatives and extended families. Special thanks to ward 395 Henderson Hospital and Community Care Access Centre Brant County. A Memorial Service will be held at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 1 p.m. Donations to Stedman Community Hospice appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-22 published
HEDLEY, " Bill" Wm. H.
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Wednesday November 8, 2006 of Lake Eugenia in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Janette ROBERTSON. Loving father of Joyce RYBICKI of Toronto and the late Bill HEDLEY and Barbara CATOJO. He will be loved and remembered by his five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and son-in-law Tony CATOJO of Toronto. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Saturday November 25 from 12 noon until the time of the service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association would be gratefully appreciated.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-13 published
WESTENBERG, Bruno (né WESTENBERGER)
Passed away peacefully at McVean Lodge, Hanover on Saturday February 11, 2006 in his 90th year, formerly of Chesley. Predeceased by his wife Wilda ROBERTSON, brother Gustav and his wife Aletta, grand_son Randy WESTENBERG, grand_son Steven FARROW, mother Johanna ZIMMERMAN of East Prussia and father Otto WESTENBERGER of Lithuania. Bruno leaves his sons Frederick (Betsy) of Alberta, William (Nancy) of Wiarton, Jim (Sharon) of Port Elgin daughters Pat RATCLIFFE (Roy) of Mount Forest, Ruth FARROW of Priceville, sister-in-law Elsie GIBBONS of Owen Sound, his sisters Irma (Don) McSPORRAN of Chesley and Gertrude (Ken) WATSON of Chesley. Remembered by many nieces and nephews, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. At the request of the late Mr. WESTENBERG there will be no funeral home visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest or Toronto Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-21 published
ROBERTSON, Mary Alice
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday, March 20th, 2006. Mary Alice Alexandria Agnes ROBERTSON, of R.R.#4, Chatsworth, in her 66th year. Dearly beloved daughter of the late Robert and Agnes ROBERTSON (née HAMILTON.) Mary Alice will be sadly missed by many cousins and Friends. A Funeral Service for Mary Alice ROBERTSON will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Melinda CORNFIELD officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Spring interment in McLean's Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-21 published
ROBERTSON, Mary Alice
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday, March 20th, 2006. Mary Alice Alexandria Agnes ROBERTSON, of R.R.#4, Chatsworth, in her 66th year. Dearly beloved daughter of the late Robert and Agnes ROBERTSON (née HAMILTON.) Mary Alice will be sadly missed by many cousins and Friends. A Funeral Service for Mary Alice ROBERTSON will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Melinda CORNFIELD officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Spring interment in McLean's Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-13 published
ROBERTSON, Don
In loving memory of our Grandpa Don, who left us on May 13th, Seems there was nothing that he couldn't do and as a kid we believed cause Pa said. We promised we wouldn't cry when it was time him to leave. That's the only promise we made him we couldn't keep. But something we will always have tucked safely in our hearts, Our love for him, his love for us Till we meet again!
- Always remembered and sadly missed by your grandchildren, Mike and Morgan McINTOSH.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-13 published
ROBERTSON, Don
On this day we remember with love my cherished Dad who left us peacefully on May 13, 2005.
I lost my best, my dearest friend.
Dear Dad when I lost you.
Gentle, unselfish a friend ever true.
My best possession, Dad, was you.
- Deeply missed, never forgotten, Heather and Murray McINTOSH

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-13 published
SUTHERLAND, Hilda Elene (NELSON)
At the Grey-Bruce Health Services in Southampton on Monday, June 12th, 2006, at the age of 94 years, the former Hilda NELSON, wife of the late Harold SUTHERLAND, mother of Don and his wife Carole SUTHERLAND, and Doug SUTHERLAND, all of Port Elgin, and Sandra and her husband Ray ROBERTS of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, She is survived by four grandchildren, Susan and her husband George BROWN of Port Elgin, Cathy and her husband Steve EVERITT of Deep River, Sara and her husband Mark CAMPBELL of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, and Mark ROBERTS and His partner Charene WEST of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Matthew BROWN, Jamie and Kyle EVERITT, and Brady and Parker CAMPBELL, and by one sister Gladys LAYCOCK of Newmarket. Predeceased by two sisters, Tess (Mrs. Heather ROBERTSON,) and Marie, (Mrs. Frank ANTHES,) and two brothers Howard NELSON and Stewart NELSON. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday evening, June 14th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday morning at 11 a.m., , with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin Memorial contributions to the Port Elgin United Church Building Fund, or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy, Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-15 published
ROBERTSON, Alice Gardner Pattie (née COLLINS)
Alice Robertson (née COLLINS) passed away peacefully at Meaford Hospital on Thursday July 13, 2006 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Gord ROBERTSON for 55 years. Loving mother of Debra Anne and her husband Ray BARLOW, daughter Janice Lee ROBERTSON, son James Gordon and his wife Joanne and daughter Patricia Alice and her husband Steve MINER. Lovingly remembered by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Margaret BUCKINGHAM and survived by her brother Alan COLLINS and his wife Peggy, and brother-in-law Roy (Buck) BUCKINGHAM. Family will receive Friends at the Meaford United Church, 7 Boucher Street East, on Monday, July 17th from Noon until 2: 00 p.m. where a funeral service will be conducted at 2: 00 p.m. Interment and committal will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. In lieu of flowers, and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Funeral services and arrangements entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-17 published
ROBERTSON, Ruth Elaine (née SWORD)
Suddenly, at her home at R.R.#1, Bognor, on Sunday, October 15th, 2006. Ruth Elaine ROBERTSON (née SWORD,) of R.R.#1, Bognor, in her 63rd year. Dearly beloved wife of Dave ROBERTSON. Loving mother of Heather GOWAN and her husband, Bill, of Elsinor, Barb HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and her husband, Darryl, of Meaford, Kathy McKIBBON and her husband, Wayne, of Chatsworth and Les ROBERTSON and his wife, Heather, of R.R.#6, Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Jason and Ryan VAIL; David and Natasha JOLLEY; Lauren McKIBBON; David, Emma, Kyle and Hayden ROBERTSON; Amber, Jocelyn, Devin and Joel HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON. Dear sister of Ron (Shirley) SWORD, Bill (Lynn) SWORD, Murray (Eileen) SWORD; Doug (Jean) SWORD, Jean (Russel) DIAMOND and Peggy (Dennis) RINNER. Ruth will be sadly missed by her in-laws, Mary (Orval) KALINOWSKI and Alex (Shirley) ROBERTSON. Predeceased by her parents, John and Alice SWORD; her brother, Wayne SWORD her father and mother-in-law, Les and Elizabeth ROBERTSON and her sister-in-law, Jean ROBERTSON. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Wednesday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Ruth ROBERTSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, October 19th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in McLean's Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-27 published
ROBERTSON, Ruth
The family of the late Ruth ROBERTSON would like to thank all the family and Friends that showed over-whelming generosity and support during our difficult time. Special thanks to Brian E. Wood Funeral Home; Dr Brad CLARK for the beautiful service; the ladies that helped put on the wonderful lunch at Bognor Hall. We appreciate everyone's thoughtfulness and kind words during our time of great loss. Dave and family.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-16 published
HEDLEY, “Bill” Wm. H.
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 of Lake Eugenia in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Janette ROBERTSON. Loving father of Joyce RYBICKI of Toronto and the late Bill HEDLEY and Barbara CATOJO. He will be loved and remembered by his 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and son-in-law Tony CATOJO of Toronto. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Saturday, November 25 from 12: 00 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Lung Association would be gratefully appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-17 published
ROBERTSON, Constance (née GEORGAS)
Peacefully, at Park Lane Terrace Nursing Home, Paris on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Constance (née GEORGAS) ROBERTSON in her 86th year. Cherished wife of 60 years of James Russell ROBERTSON beloved mother of Edward “Ward” James and wife Patti, Mary Lou ROXBOROUGH and husband Stuart, Alec Christopher and his late wife Sarah BOUCHIE; adored grandmother of Heidi Michelle ROBERTSON and fiancé Dan FERRON, Hailey Jo McNUTT and husband Steve; doting great-grandmother of Piper Lily FERRON. Greatly loved by sisters Georgina NINOS and husband Anthony, Freda GILLSON and husband Robert, Helen WEBBER and her late husband Bert; brothers, William and wife Helen, Louis, Earl and wife Cora, James and wife Barbara and Nicholas. Predeceased by brother and sister-in-law, George and Margaret. Much loved and sadly missed by sister-in-law, Eleanor COLLINGS as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Robert WILLIAMS and all the exceptional staff at Park Lane Terrace for their kind and generous care. Friends, please join us to say farewell to this remarkable lady at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, Paris on Sunday, November 19th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Private family graveside service will be at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada in Connie's memory will be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-442-2200.
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-30 published
ROBERTSON, James Russell
Peacefully, at Park Lane Terrace Nursing Home, Paris, on Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 in his 85th year. Adored husband of his late wife Constance, who passed away two weeks ago to the day. Beloved father of Edward (Ward) James and his wife Patti, Mary Lou ROXBOROUGH and her husband Stuart and Alec Christopher and his late wife Sarah BOUCHIE. Cherished grandfather of Heidi Michelle ROBERTSON and fiancé Dan FERRON, Hailey Jo McNUTT and her husband Steve. Loving great-grandfather of Piper Lily FERRON. Much loved by sister Eleanor COLLINGS and her late husband Russell. Predeceased by brother Allan and sisters-in-law Eleanor and Glynnis. Dearly loved and sadly missed by sisters-in-law Georgia NINOS and husband Anthony, Freda GILLSON and husband Robert, Helen WEBBER and her late husband Bert, brothers-in-law William and wife Helen, Louis, Earl and his wife Cora, James and his wife Barbara and Nicholas, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Doctor Robert WILLIAMS and all the extraordinary staff at Park Lane Terrace for their unwavering and compassionate care. Friends, please gather with us to say good-bye to this very special gentleman at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. A private family interment service will be held at a later date where Jim and Connie will be laid to rest, forever together. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Jim's memory would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-23 published
LUNDY, William Mitchell
Peacefully at Mapleview Long Term Care Residence in Owen Sound on Thursday, December 21st, 2006. William Mitchell LUNDY of Owen Sound and formerly of Sullivan Township, in his 88th year. Dearly beloved husband for 55 years of Jean LUNDY (née ROBERTSON.) Loving father of Margaret LUNDY, of London, Robert LUNDY and his wife, Gladys, of Belem, Brazil, William LUNDY and his wife, Marie, of Whitby, Charles LUNDY, of Edmonton and Dorie FRITZ and her husband, Peter, of Francis Lake. Proud grandfather of eleven grandchildren and one great-grand_son. Dear brother of Margaret LAWRENCE, Anne POTTER and Mabel BECKETT and her husband, Wilmer, all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents, Britton and Irene LUNDY and his brother, Reuben LUNDY. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Saturday evening, from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Mitchell LUNDY will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, December 24th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. with Pastor Mark LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-02 published
LEWIS, Gordon William Ivan
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens in Ailsa Craig on Friday, December 30th, 2005. Gordon William Ivan LEWIS of Strathroy in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie LEWIS (2000) and dear father of Caroline and Reg ALLEN of Sarnia, Brian and Cathy LEWIS of London, Sandra and Rob MacLENNAN of California, Sharon LEWIS of Strathroy and Archie (deceased 1993) and Debbie and Brian GLOIN of Strathroy. Loving grandfather of Rouchelle and Derrick GOODEN, Nicole and Paul MISLAN, Tanya and Michael MacPHERSON, Scott and Kevin LEWIS, James and Joel MacLENNAN, Kim LEWIS, Denise and Jeremy ROBERTSON and Pam LEWIS, Matt GLOIN and partner John-Paul MOTLEY, Ben GLOIN and fiancée Liz FAIRBAIRN, and Kasandra GLOIN. Great-Grandfather of Hannah, Victoria and Grace MISLAN, Nicholas and Deanna GOODEN, Christopher, Siobhan, Conor and Devon MacPHERSON. Also survived by his sister-in-law Margaret LEWIS, predeceased by brother Raymond LEWIS. Brother-in-law of Aileen FERGUSON of London and Marwood and Vera FLETCHER of Windsor. Visitation at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Gordon.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
GARE, Donald Dwight
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre (University Campus), London, on Monday, January 2, 2006. Donald Dwight GARE of Strathroy in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Louise (THOMAS) GARE. Dear father of Brian and Winnie GARE of Strathroy, Laurie FERGUSON of Strathroy and Steven GARE of London. Loved grandfather of Kelly GARE, Brad GARE, Kyle FERGUSON and Jasmyne FERGUSON. Brother-in-law of Earlene (Cam) WADSWORTH of Guelph, Elaine THOMAS of Ailsa Craig, Leota (Dave) ROBERTSON of Adelaide Twp., and David (Nancy) GIFFEN of East Williams Twp. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Manford and Freda GARE and brother Kenneth. Don was a past president of the Strathroy Jaycees and the Strathroy Lions Club and was in the floor covering business. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, January 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 5 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Donald.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-19 published
MILLER, Dianne
Peacefully passed away on January 16, 2006 at home in her 58th year. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Sarah, Laura and her husband James McGRATH and Kyle. Cherished daughter to Margaret and the late Charles CROCKER. Dear sister of Brian CROCKER and her late sister Gail ROBERTSON. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel" (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto) 416-267-4656 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday also from 12 to 1 p.m on Saturday, January 21, 2006 with a Chapel service to follow at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to a Hospital Foundation of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
McGEE, Ross " Fibber"
Peacefully at Afton Park Place, Sarnia on Friday, January 20, 2006, Ross (Fibber) McGEE, age 85 of Sarnia.
Ross was a life member of the C.P.G.A. Beloved husband of Jean (RIDEALGH) McGEE. Loved father of Donna and her husband Joe YARKOVSKY of Sarnia, Judy and her husband Ron TOMCHECK of Surrey, British Columbia, Carol and her husband Don McKNIGHT of Saint Mary's and Jim McGEE and his wife Norah of Haliburton, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Cheryl (Dan) MOORE, Stephen (Sue) ANDREWS, Patti Lynn ROBERTSON, Christine TOMCHECK, Michael (Louise) TOMCHECK, Jennifer (Justin) SHONIKER and Predeceased by Rhonda McGEE. Dear brother of Don and Margaret. At Ross' request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Burial of ashes has taken place at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian War Amps. Memories and condolences may be sent on line to www.smithfuneralhome.ca Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia in charge of arrangements.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
BROWN, Edith Mary (née SMITH)
At London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006, Mrs. Edith Mary BROWN of London in her 82nd year. Loving wife of 59 years to Donald Walter BROWN. Loving mother of Sandra HASTINGS (John), Nancy CALLANDER- MAIR (Ron) all of London, and David (Orlanda) BROWN of Red Deer, Alberta. Cherished grandmother of Scott HASTINGS (Evelyn,) Kevin HASTINGS, Ian CALLANDER, Heather CALLANDER, Michael MAIR, Ryan MAIR, and great-grandmother of Daishane COLINDRES- HASTINGS and Shanelle COLINDRES- HASTINGS all of London. Dear sister and sister-in-law to Ivy BERDAHL of Calgary, Alberta, Marion ALLAN (Vic) of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Betty ROBERTSON of Ottawa, George SMITH (Valerie) of Red Deer, Alberta, Jeanette HARRISON (Neil) of Courtenay, British Columbia, and Cheryl SMITH of Mississauga. Predeceased by her brothers Ralph William SMITH and Jack SMITH, and by her parents Ada May (GILMORE) and Ralph William SMITH. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, on Saturday, January 28th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Dorchester Union Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Edith are asked to consider, at her request, a donation to the London Health Sciences Foundation - Edith Brown Tub Project, 747 Baseline Rd. E., London, Ontario N6C 2R6.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-31 published
ROBERTSON, Trevor Scott

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
MICKLE, William " Bill" Laird
Of Exeter and formerly of Hensall, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Stratford General Hospital in his 76th year. Husband and dear friend of Frances (TAILOR/TAYLOR) MICKLE. Father and father-in-law of Pam and David O'BRIEN of Blenheim, Judith and Randy POLLOCK of Saint John, New Brunswick, and John MICKLE of London. Grandfather of Michael, Steven, Daniel, Andrew and David. son of the late Laird and Dorothy MICKLE of Hensall. Missed by sisters and brothers Betty MacMILLAN of Waterloo, Charles MICKLE of Hamilton, Bob and Lynne MICKLE of Ayr, and Ann and Bud COLLINS of Waterloo, sisters-in-law Marg ROBERTSON of Cambridge and Isabel McMULLEN of North Bay, brother-in-law Bill WALKER of London and several nephews and nieces. Bill was active and enjoyed being President of the Hensall Kinsmen Club, Deputy Governor, Governor and National Director of the Kinsmen Association. Served as Director of the Ontario Egg Producers Marketing Board and the Canadian Egg Marketing Association. Bill was also the Vice-President of the Canadian Egg Producers Council. Served as Deputy Chief with the Hensall Fire Department for fifteen years. Bill was Councillor for the Town of Exeter for two years and for fifteen years served as the Reeve of Exeter and Councillor on Huron County Council. During that time he was Chair of the Ontario Small Urban Municipalities and President of the Association of Municipalities for Ontario. Bill enjoyed choir singing, curling, lawn bowling, golfing, fishing and a good story. He loved a good joke. He thanks his family and his many Friends for his wonderful life. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Tuesday, February 21st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Cremation has taken place with interment in Exeter Cemetery to follow. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or the Exeter United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
BUTLER, Noreen E. (formerly McCOUBREY, née McBRIEN)
Formerly of Dresden and Glencoe, passed away peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday February 28, 2006 at the age of 87. Born in Dawn Twp., daughter of the late Robert and Minnie (RUTLEDGE) McBRIEN. Predeceased by her first husband Ray McCOUBREY (1978) and her late husband George BUTLER (2001.) Dear mother of Beverley Ann and Allan SLATER of Lakeside, Marilyn and Frank CARNEGIE of Kingston, Jack and Janet McCOUBREY of Lambeth, Jim McCOUBREY and Deborah KENNISH- McCOUBREY of Annan. Much loved grandmother of Kevin and Kim CARNEGIE, Darrell and Danielle CARNEGIE, Kelly and Byron HORBAY, Ann SLATER, Bill SLATER and Shehnaz ALI, Sarah SLATER and Grant ROBERTSON, Stewart SLATER and Mari VELIZ, Molly McCOUBREY and Derek RUMPH, Jeremy McCOUBREY and Sabrina MURLEY, Patrick McCOUBREY and Stephanie DRYSDALE, and Jenna McCOUBREY. Cherished great-grandmother to Collin and Jacey CARNEGIE, Chantelle, Scott, and Robbie CARNEGIE, Ryan and Ethan HORBAY, Rasheeda and Jude SLATER, Rachel, Liam and Moira ROBERTSON, Sophia and Sean SLATER. Step-mother to Marjorie and Murray CUDNEY and family, Edward and Lynn BUTLER and family, Lori and Brian MARKOWSKI and family, and the family of the late Frank BUTLER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley (McBRIEN) and Clayton MOORE, Lloyd and Blanche WALKER and Hilda WALKER. Predeceased by her sisters Mildred GAWNE, Lucille GREEN, and her brothers Robert and Gordon WALKER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The McCOUBREY and BUTLER families will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday March 3, 2006 at 12: 00 noon with Rev. George HAMILTON of Glencoe officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the charity of your choice or Life Care, Kingsway Lodge " A tree will be planted in memory of Noreen BUTLER in the Badder & Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
CARTER, Ian Keith
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Thursday, March 2, 2006, Ian Keith CARTER, C.A., C.M.C. of Sarnia and Grand Bend, in his 61st year. son of the late Marjorie Alice (McGUGAN) and John Henry CARTER of Saint Thomas. Husband of Barbara ROBERTSON (originally of Aylmer.) Father of John CARTER of Grand Bend, Matt CARTER of Windsor, Susan and her husband Dan BAUMAN/BOWMAN of Mississauga. Grandfather of Andy, Robbie and Shannon BAUMAN/BOWMAN. Brother of Mae and her husband John SCOTT of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by brother-in-law Lawrence ELVIDGE. Uncle of Sharon and her husband Jim GILES of Saint Thomas, Kevin ELVIDGE and his wife Lori of Dorchester, Kelvin ELVIDGE of Detroit. Brother-in-law of Stephen ROBERTSON and his wife Ann of Grand Bend. Uncle of Stephanie and her husband Brent HOLMES and Heather and her husband Ken HOARE all of London. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Harry DISHER and Archdeacon Jack DOIDGE officiating, immediately followed by interment at Exeter Cemetery and reception at Grand Bend United Church. Keith asked that remembrances be made to the Grand Bend United Church or charity of your choice. Barbara, Susan and Dan, John and Matt wish to express appreciation and gratitude to relatives, Friends and caregivers for your many acts of kindness and sympathy during Keith's valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
WICKENS, June Shirley (ROBERTSON)
Peacefully, at home with family by her side on Thursday, March 2, 2006, June Shirley (ROBERTSON) WICKENS in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late George WICKENS (2000.) Dear mother of George ROBERTS (Sharon) of Yukon, Jim ROBERTS (Mary), Denise CALDWELL (and the late Ian,) Matt HIGGIN (Cindy,) Shirley LEWIS (Paul,) Ida-Mae MOSS (Jeff,) Chuck WICKENS (Carolyn) all of London. Step-mother of Gerry (Mary Lou,) Dave (Sandy) all of London and Judy MITTON (Ron) of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by daughter Sharon. Sister of Ted KARN (Marg.) Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Dorchester Union Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care or London Health Sciences Foundation Cancer Centre. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca Special thanks to Kathryn LANNIGAN from Victorian Order of Nurses A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. WICKENS.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
WILES, Margaret Davidson (née PETER)
The family of Margaret Davidson WILES (née PETER) wish to thank everyone for their sympathy and support in the passing of a devoted and loving Mother, Nana and Great-Nana. Special thanks to those who called at the Westview Funeral Chapel, gave charitable donations and floral tributes. To the ladies of Orphah Chapter for the beautiful service dedicated to their 48 year member. The family was overwhelmed by the kindness of the Doctors and Nurses of Victoria Westminster Campus and University Hospital. To Reverend Canon K. Sam THOMAS for his comforting words which gave us peace and understanding at a time when we most needed it. To John ROBERTSON for his beautiful music and Andy LONGIDGE for piping Peggy to her resting place. To the ladies of St. Michael and all Angels Church for providing the lunch at the Parish Hall and lastly to her grand_sons and grand_sons-in-law for being her pall bearers. Your thoughtfulness will always remain a cherished memory. Doreen, Laurie, Linda, Donna, Peter and their families

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-08 published
MAIZE, John Charles
Suddenly at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, John Charles MAIZE of Goderich and formerly of R.R.#1 Dungannon in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Mary (DOHERTY) MAIZE. Dear father of Rick (Sherrie) MAIZE, Kingsbridge, Debbie (Jim) ROBERTSON, Dungannon, Randy (Patti) MAIZE, Port Albert, Ron (Lori) MAIZE, Port Albert, Diane MAIZE, Newmarket, Donna CALDWELL, Goderich, Rob (Lavonne) MAIZE, Port Albert and Chris (Kendall) MAIZE, Dungannon. Loving grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Ellen (Glen) SPRINGER, Harold (Jessie) MAIZE and Gord (Joan) MAIZE. Predeceased by granddaughter Samantha and sister-in-law Maxiene MAIZE. Friends may call at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at one o'clock. Interment Dungannon Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association or Dungannon United Church gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallum-palla.ca.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-19 published
WRIGHT, Myrtle Mae (née McPHAIL)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, March 18, 2006 Myrtle Mae WRIGHT (née McPHAIL) of R.R.#2, Belmont in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Charles (1986.) Beloved mother of Margaret HAND and Gerald WRIGHT (wife Ellen) all of Belmont. Loving grandmother of David HAND (wife Myrna,) Len, James and Paul (WRIGHT) all of Belmont. Special great-grandmother of Amy and Ashley HAND all of Belmont and predeceased by Amanda and Timothy. Sadly missed by her brother Bruce McPHAIL (wife Jean) and a sister Josephine SCISSONS all of Nepean. Fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law Mary ROBERTSON of Sarnia, Rosalee LEWIS of London and Barbara LLOYD of Pensacola, Florida and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Monday, March 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Tim SCHWINDT of Glad Tidings Assembly, London officiating. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Glad Tidings Building Fund or a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-21 published
ROBERTSON, Ebba (née JENSEN)
Of Chatham, formerly of Blenheim and London passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Association. Born in Denmark 79 years ago daughter of the late Mandrup JENSEN and Laura LARSEN. Ebba moved from London to Blenheim with her family in 1968 and was a director of the Gil Robertson General Motors-Chev-Olds dealership before retiring. Beloved wife of Gil ROBERTSON for the past 58 years. Dear mother of Marna McCORMICK of Mississauga and Randy of San Antonio, Texas. Cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Miranda, Shaneysa, Elaython and Brayden. Survived by sister Cora BLACK of Sarnia. At Ebba's request cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Memorials to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated and may be offered at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-10 published
BALL, Cecil Max
Peacefully, at Maple Manor Nursing Home on Saturday April 8, 2006 Cecil Max BALL of Tillsonburg in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of 64 years to his wife Margaret Jean BALL (nee: ROBERTSON.) Dear father of Sharon BALL- SCHAD of Thornhill; Shelly (Gordon) OVER of Lakefield; Gordon (Beth) BALL of London. Devoted "Grandpa" to Brandon (Kelly) SCHAD of Richmond Hill; Fraser (Becky) SCHAD of Toronto; Nathaniel OVER of Lakefield; Allison BALL of London Matt BALL of London. Also, survived by his sister-in-laws Alta BALL of Aylmer; Maxine (Bob) ANDERSON of Brockville; Shirley ROBERTSON of Streetsville. Cecil was predeceased by a brothers Mack and his wife Helen BALL of Eden; R.C. BALL of Alymer. Cecil was an Insurance Underwriter for many years in the Tillsonburg area until his retirement. He was also a graduate of the Ontario Agriculture College in Guelph in 1937. At Cecil's request there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) entrusted with funeral arrangements. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-12 published
ROBERTSON, Ebba
Of Chatham, formerly of Blenheim and London passed away on March 19, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Beloved wife of Gil ROBERTSON, dear mother of Marna McCORMICK and Randy ROBERTSON, loving grandmother to five grandchildren and dear sister of Cora BLACK. At Ebba's request cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held at the Blenheim Golf Club on Saturday, April 15th at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundaion would be appreciated and may be offered at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-14 published
TILFORD, Gordon E.
Of Saint Thomas, on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after a courgeous battle, surrounded by his loving family, in his 78th year. Dearly loved husband of Audrey (LOCKHART) TILFORD and the late Barbara (PROWSE) TILFORD. Loved father of Janice and her husband Gregory MORRIS of Saint Thomas, D. Craig TILFORD and his partner Sharon OLMSTEAD of Caledonia and William E. TILFORD and his wife Marion CUNNINGHAM of British Columbia and Glenys and her husband John ROSE of Massachusetts. Dear step-father of Aaron and his wife Kristi HENOP of Hamilton and Kimberley Ann HENOP and her fiancé Gary SWICK of Stoney Creek. Predeceased by a sister Elsie RIMMINGTON. Much loved grandfather of Ian, Collin, Duncan, Nyssa, Emily, Aiden and Brande. Great-grandfather of Collin. Gord was born in Woodstock on July 21, 1928, the son of the late Edward and Mabel (ROBERTSON) TILFORD. He owned and operated Ashton-Tilford Insurance. He was Past President of the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club, a former member of the Saint Thomas Curling Club, Past President of the Saint Thomas Kiwanis Club (1972), Past Lieutenant Governor of E.C. and C. Kiwanis International. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday morning and then to Saint Mark's United Church where funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with his ashes to be interred in Union Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Kiwanis Foundation or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-24 published
CYR, Roger Felix F.
Of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, at his late residence on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 in his 81st year. Loved husband of Christel (BENDISCH) CYR of Port Stanley. Dear father of Michael and Mary Jane CYR and their children Carlie, Jessica and Stephen of Vancouver, Suzanne CYR of Toronto, David and his wife Alda and their children Mark, Clair, Matthew and Charlotte of Oakville, Peter and his wife Susan and their children Joshua, Samuel and Lucas of Aylmer, Patrick and his wife Julie CYR and their children Avery and Chloe. Dear step-father of James and his wife Teresa ROBERTSON of Sparta, Anne-Marie ROBERTSON- GRANTHAM and her husband Daniel GRANTHAM of London and Andrew and his wife Josie ROBERTSON of Hamilton. Loved Opa of Nicole, Christina, Richard, Adam, Vanessa, Katrena, Brittany, Jasmin and Andreena. Dear brother of Renault CYR and his wife Jeanie of Montreal and Jackie ALBERT of Moncton, New Brunswick Roger was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick the son of the late Aphie and Emma CYR. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and became a Flying Instructor in Brandon, Manitoba, than transferred to the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) and trained as a Fighter Pilot. After the war Roger attended Francis Xaver University in Antigonish, then Dalhousie Law School in Halifax and graduated in 1953. He rejoined the Air Force in the Legal Branch and served until 1960. He then joined the Ontario Bar Association and practiced for the firm of Davidson and Davidson in Saint Thomas. After admission to the Ontario Bar he took over the same law practice in 1961, after retirement he worked in Real Estate in Aylmer and Saint Thomas and was a Commissionaire. Since that time he has served on the Catholic School Board, City Council in 1967,68 and 69. He is a member and past Director of the Golden K Kiwanis Club and a member of Saint Anne's Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-25 published
CYR, Roger Felix F.
Of Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, at his late residence on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 in his 81st year. Loved husband of Christel (BENDISCH) CYR of Port Stanley. Dear father of Michael and Mary Jane CYR and their children Carlie, Jessica and Stephen of Vancouver, Suzanne CYR of Toronto, David and his wife Alda and their children Mark, Clair, Matthew and Charlotte of Oakville, Peter and his wife Susan and their children Joshua, Samuel and Lucas of Aylmer, Patrick and his wife Julie CYR and their children Avery and Chloe. Dear step-father of James and his wife Teresa ROBERTSON of Sparta, Anne-Marie ROBERTSON- GRANTHAM and her husband Daniel GRANTHAM of London and Andrew and his wife Josie ROBERTSON of Hamilton. Loved Opa of Nicole, Christina, Richard, Adam, Vanessa, Katrena, Brittany, Jasmin and Andreena. Dear brother of Renault CYR and his wife Jeanie of Montreal and Jackie ALBERT of Moncton, New Brunswick Roger was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick the son of the late Aphie and Emma CYR. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and became a Flying Instructor in Brandon, Manitoba, than transferred to the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) and trained as a Fighter Pilot. After the war Roger attended Francis Xaver University in Antigonish, then Dalhousie Law School in Halifax and graduated in 1953. He rejoined the Air Force in the Legal Branch and served until 1960. He then joined the Ontario Bar Association and practiced for the firm of Davidson and Davidson in Saint Thomas. After admission to the Ontario Bar he took over the same law practice in 1961, after retirement he worked in Real Estate in Aylmer and Saint Thomas and was a Commissionaire. Since that time he has served on the Catholic School Board, City Council in 1967,68 and 69. He is a member and past Director of the Golden K Kiwanis Club and a member of Saint Anne's Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-28 published
SPROUL, Ronald
Peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2006. Ronald SPROUL lifetime resident of Goderich in his 78th year. Ron is survived by his wife for 55 years Isabel, four children; Judy and husband Don COOK, Bev and husband Leighton LYNCH, Doug and his wife Nancy, Joan and friend Jim all of Goderich. Loving grampa and Papa of 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, brother Jack and sister Noreen ROBERTSON. Lovingly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East Street, Goderich on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Liver Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-30 published
ROBERTSON, George Williams
Unexpectedly, on Saturday, May 27th, 2006, George Williams ROBERTSON of London in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Mag SCHMIDT. Loving father of Kelly VAN DRUNEN (Mike) of Michigan, Julie SHUSTER of Toronto, and Darlene BARWISE of Point Edward. Proud Papa of Garret, Kurtis, Alicia, Dustin and Natasha. Brother of Christine NEALLY of Scotland and brother-in-law of Dawn WALLACE and Janet HINES (Dave,) all of London. Predeceased by sisters Jessie WALLACE (Jack) and Ruby JACK and by brothers Robert ROBERTSON and Alec ROBERTSON. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 from 4: 00-7:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. A true athlete in life and a fantastic man, who touched all who knew him.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
STIRRAT, Susan (MALLOY)
Of London, after a courageous battle with cancer, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Ron STIRRAT (1993.) Loving mother of Karen ROBERTSON (husband Bruce) of Toronto. Devoted grandmother of Ian, Cameron and Emily. Dear aunt of Sheryl of London and Rob of Kingston. Dear sister-in-law of Jean MALLOY and close friend of Sarah ROBERTSON. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and Friends. Many thanks for the compassionate care provided by Doctor I. HARLE, Dr. J. KWON and Maureen TRINNEAR of the London Regional Cancer Centre and from the staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Victoria Hospital. The care and support provided by devoted neighbours, family and Friends was greatly appreciated. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, June 14th, from 7-9 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service. A funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, June 15th at 1 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Ovarian Cancer Research), 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-05 published
WILLIAMS, Kenneth " Ken" " Kenny" Warren
From the Gaelic for "handsome". He is an honest and faithful man who is devoted to his family. A true diplomat. Suddenly on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 in Alexandria, Egypt, Kenneth Warren WILLIAMS passed away in his 63rd year leaving his beloved wife Kathleen. Predeceased by, parents Lionel and Dorothy WILLIAMS of Sarnia. Ken was a dear and loving father to daughter Allison and fiancé Tim ROBERTSON of New Zealand, Andrea and husband Sean LAURIN, grandchild Danika LAURIN of Orangeville, Ontario, Angela and loving partner Angus CAMPBELL of Parkhill, Ontario. Ken was a dear brother to Barbara CAIN and husband Jim, of Sarnia and their children Kelly and Patrick. After 33 years as principal for the Lambton County Board of Education, Mr. WILLIAMS and his wife, Kathleen, continued their educational careers overseas. Ken was head of the Ideal Education School in Kuwait from 1999-2003 and most recently, he was Principal at the American School of Alexandria in Egypt from 2004-2006. Ken was dedicated to enriching the education of children throughout the world. A memorial service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, July 6th with a casual reception to follow at the Williams' home at 2996 London Line (corner of Mandaumin and London Line) to celebrate Ken's life. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
MORLEY, Desmond Eric
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 Desmond Eric MORLEY of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Eileen Hilda MORLEY. Dear father of Douglas MORELY and his wife Marie-Paule of Kapuskasing; Carolyn HENNESSY and her husband Rick of Barrie; Lorraine ISBISTER and her husband Bob of Markham; Donna ROBERTSON and her husband Jim of Cobourg and Sheila DAVIES and her husband Ken of London. Dear grandfather of Steven, Andrea, Sean, Kevin, Pamela, Scot, Todd, Keefer, Joshua and Tylere. Dear brother of Leonard MORLEY and his wife Barb of Byron; Albert MORELY and his wife Catherine of Montreal and Gloria SMITH and her husband Ken of Markham. Predeceased by his parents Janet and Sydney and his brothers Lawrence and Earl and his sister Theresa. The family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital for all their care and attention. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Saint_James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Monday, July 24th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Doctor Keith FLEMING/FLEMMING officiating. A private family inurnment of cremated remains will be held in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, 1630 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 104, Toronto, Ontario M6L 1C5 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184). Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
MORLEY, Desmond Eric
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 Desmond Eric MORLEY of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Eileen Hilda MORLEY. Dear father of Douglas MORLEY and his wife Marie-Paule of Kapuskasing; Carolyn HENNESSY and her husband Rick of Barrie; Lorraine ISBISTER and her husband Bob of Markham; Donna ROBERTSON and her husband Jim of Cobourg and Sheila DAVIES and her husband Ken of London. Dear grandfather of Steven, Andrea, Sean, Kevin, Pamela, Scot, Todd, Keefer, Joshua and Tylere. Dear brother of Leonard MORLEY and his wife Barb of Byron; Albert MORLEY and his wife Catherine of Montreal and Gloria SMITH and her husband Ken of Markham. Predeceased by his parents Janet and Sydney and his brothers Lawrence and Earl and his sister Theresa. The family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital for all their care and attention. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Saint_James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Monday, July 24th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Doctor Keith FLEMING/FLEMMING officiating. A private family inurnment of cremated remains will be held in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, 1630 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 104, Toronto, Ontario M6L 1C5 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184). Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
Young mom of two killed by lightning
By Ian ROBERTSON, Sun Media, Sat., July 22, 2006
Toronto -- Angela EXELL was hurrying to leave Wasaga Beach with her children and other relatives when a lighting bolt killed the young mother of two, says her grieving mom.
"It was just a family day at the beach," her mother, Brenda HAUCK, 47, said yesterday after leaving a Barrie funeral home, where arrangements were made for her daughter's funeral.
"It was a wonderful day, until that happened."
As the sky darkened over the popular Wasaga Beach Provincial Park beach early Thursday afternoon, the family began packing up.
On the beach with Angela, 26, were son David, 5, daughter Paige, almost 2, mother-in-law Judy SCHELL, brothers-in-law Ray and Darren EXELL, plus sister-in-law Shannon EXELL, 26, who was with her sister Belinda ATKINSON, 23.
Angela was in the open when she was struck down.
Const. Mark KINNEY was conducting an interview about the Wednesday drowning of Toronto teen Erfan TARAJ when he was alerted.
The officer rushed to the beach and tried to save the young woman, using cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, a colleague said. "He booked off work today… it was pretty traumatic."
In addition to killing Angela, Shannon and Belinda suffered minor injuries. The three women were taken to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Born, raised and schooled in Barrie, the victim was in the Brownies as a girl, and "loved to paint and draw," HAUCK said, her voice catching at the memories.
"She was very artistic," something her daughter was passing on to David and Paige, their grandmother said. "She did crafts with her kids all the time."
Though trained as a manicurist, HAUCK said her daughter in recent times "was a homemaker."
Angela and Michael EXELL, a roofer, married four years ago and moved into a home in Angus, a village near Canadian Forces Base Borden, northwest of Barrie.
"If you asked anyone, she was the most loving, beautiful young lady," her mom said. "She was out to save the world and loved to help people."
Michael and the children are staying with her and husband Ken.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
FULKER, Eileen Ann (BRYSON)
Suddenly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Saturday, September 9, 2006, Eileen Ann (BRYSON) FULKER, age 82, of Exeter. Beloved wife of the late Allan Lyndon FULKER (1994.) Loved mother and mother-in-law of Allan and Cecilia FULKER of London, Bill FULKER of Orillia, Judith and Dave ROBERTSON of Picton, Jim FULKER of Kingston, Gerald FULKER of Teeswater, Kathleen and George SHEARDOWN of Saint Marys. Loved by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bill and Audrey BRYSON of Thunder Bay, Patricia HETHERINGTON of Brockville, Joan and John LONGCHAMPS of Chapleau and Bella BRYSON of Newmarket. Predeceased by her brother Michael BRYSON. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish prayers at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, 200 Sanders St. W. Exeter, Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Ray LAWHEAD Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel. If desired, memorial donations to the Precious Blood Church Building Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
WOOLCOX, John
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, October 1, 2006, John WOOLCOX, of Ingersoll, in his 97th year. Husband of the late Leona Pearl (MacDONALD) WOOLCOX (2004.) Dear father of Linda Woolcox ELSON and husband David of Brampton and David WOOLCOX and wife Karen and grand_son Scott of Washago. Dear uncle of Keith and Donna ROBERTSON of Brampton. Complete funeral service be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street, S Ingersoll on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. John LAMBSHEAD officiating followed by a Masonic Lodge Memorial Service auspices of Saint_John's Lodge #68, Ingersoll Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-13 published
Storm topples tree on woman
By Jennifer O'BRIEN and Kate DUBINSKI, Free Press Reporters, Fri., October 13, 2006
Filomena PALMEIRI shelters herself with a blanket from a howling snow squall yesterday. She was watching her son's football team from Mother Teresa high school battling the Saint Thomas Aquinas high school team at Aquinas's field in London. (Dave CHIDLEY, The London Free Press)
Yesterday's unexpected snowsqualls and wind gusts broke a large tree that fell on and seriously injured an elderly woman.
It was just one of many calls paramedics faced yesterday because of slick roads and weather-related injuries.
The elderly woman was walking along Central Avenue near Wellington Street when the tree fell.
"She sustained extensive internal injuries," said Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services duty manager Chris DARBY.
"She was not trapped under the tree, but she was under a branch. Paramedics were able to immobilize her and treat her before transporting her" to hospital.
The woman was simply "in the wrong place at the wrong time," DARBY said.
Accidents occurred throughout the day, including one at Adelaide and Oxford streets, where a vehicle crashed into a former bank building, DARBY said.
The injuries in that crash were not serious.
A car crash southeast of London that claimed the life of a 27-year-old Langton woman also was blamed on slick and snow-covered roads.
Norfolk County Ontario Provincial Police said the driver of a minivan that slid into oncoming traffic on Concession Road 2 in the former Houghton Township near Tillsonburg died from her injuries.
Jaclyn SZALKAI, 27, of Langton, was pronounced dead in a Tillsonburg hospital after the 2 p.m. crash. Ontario Provincial Police said snow and slush-covered roads contributed to the crash.
Another crash south of London sent a minivan driver to hospital with minor injuries. The driver in that crash T-boned a dump truck, which slid into the opposite lane of traffic.
The truck driver steered his vehicle back into the southbound lane of Highbury Avenue near Westminster Drive and wasn't injured. He was on his way home because he'd been told Highway 401 was too slick to work on.
The fall blast of snow caused havoc elsewhere in London yesterday.
Blinded by the snow, University of Western Ontario students, many in T-shirts, raced for the nearest cover.
The first squall dismayed students taking part in a Bike for A.I.D.S. bike-athon outside Western's University Community Centre.
"Oh no, this was not supposed to happen," groaned organizer Samantha ROBERTSON, holding an arm over her face to block the wind as balloons danced behind her and jugs holding donations tipped over.
"What the hell is going on?" shrieked a woman, head down as she plowed through a white wall of snow.
"Um, Okay folks, we are just going to break for a few minutes here and reassess the situation," announced the lead singer of a band that had been playing on a stage.
While organizers did so, students ran in all directions, often bumping into one another in the scramble.
But not even wintry weather could break the spirit of the 150 people participating in the bike-athon, designed to raise money to buy bikes for workers with African A.I.D.S. agencies.
"Well, I guess it's a tradition," Jackie STRECKER said. "The first year we ran it in April and it snowed, so this year we moved it to October, and look at this."
Though the snow may have come as a surprise to most people, it isn't really out of the ordinary, an Environment Canada meteorologist said.
"This time of year, the air masses travel across the Great Lakes…. You're warm, then the next day you're cold. That's the way it goes," Andre Cyr said.
Yesterday's snowsqualls came to southern Ontario after crossing Lake Michigan and tossed about one centimetre of snow onto London.
That's far from the record, said Cyr, citing a 6.8-centimetre dump on October 12, 1988.
Flurries are expected to return tonight when the low dips to -2°C. Highs for the next few days will be in the high single digits, well below the normal high for this time of year of 14.9°C.
Analynda MIELKE and Bill CHERNIAK of University of Western Ontario's Triathlon Club were at the bottom of a hill when the snow hit.
"It was really, really intense," said MIELKE, her face wet.
Though wacky weather may have cut into on-site donations for the event, organizers of the bikeathon still hoped to reach their $10,000 goal, STRECKER said. Each of 14 teams paid $200 to take part and a charity party was planned for last night.
Last year the event raised $7,500, which bought about 32 bikes to be sent to A.I.D.S. workers in Africa.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
DALY, Frederick " Ted"
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Frederick (Ted) DALY of London with his devoted wife Margaret and his son Peter at his side. Brother-in-law of Bert HAZLITT and Doug ROBERTSON (Angie.) Ted will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Ted served in the army (Tank Corps) from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 55 years and a Senator at Sunningdale Golf Club. He loved tennis, golf and curling and let's not forget the Thursday afternoon nickel and dime poker group at Sunningdale. At Ted's request cremation has taken place. An informal celebration of Ted's life will take place at The Grosvenor Club on Saturday, November 11, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. Private family interment will be held at a later date. The family wishes to express their heart felt thanks to the staff of Family Medicine at Victoria Hospital. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Kidney Foundation) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
DALY, Frederick " Ted"
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Frederick (Ted) DALY of London with his devoted wife Margaret and his son Peter at his side. Brother-in-law of Bert HAZLITT and Doug ROBERTSON (Angie.) Ted will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Ted served in the army (Tank Corps) from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 55 years and a Senator at Sunningdale Golf Club. He loved tennis, golf and curling and let's not forget the Thursday afternoon nickel and dime poker group at Sunningdale. At Ted's request cremation has taken place. An informal celebration of Ted's life will take place at The Grosvenor Club on Saturday, November 11, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. Private family interment will be held at a later date. The family wishes to express their heart felt thanks to the staff of Family Medicine at Victoria Hospital. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Kidney Foundation) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
ROBERTSON, George A.
It is with sadness, that the family of Mr. George A. ROBERTSON announces his sudden passing at University Hospital on November 23, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Olive ROBERTSON for 63 years. Loving father of Edgar of Washago, Ontario, Mary HOLSTEAD of London, Catharine and husband Bob WOXMAN of Byron and Edna and husband Doug GRACEY of London. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Tiffany), Laura, Donald, David, Bob (Nicole), Joey and Sandra (Bryan). Great-grandfather of 8. Predeceased by brother Theodore and sister Mary NOREN. Survived by sister Leah ROBERTSON of British Columbia. George was an electrical engineer with Ontario Hydro for 33 years and will be missed by all his Friends and family. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of 6th floor, University Hospital for their exceptional care and support. Friends may be received in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment to take place at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-04 published
GARE, Donald Dwight
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre (University Campus), London, on Monday, January 2, 2006, Donald Dwight GARE of Strathroy, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Louise (THOMAS) GARE. Dear father of Brian and Winnie GARE of Strathroy, Laurie FERGUSON of Strathroy, and Steven GARE of London. Loved grandfather of Kelly GARE, Brad GARE, Kyle FERGUSON, and Jasmyne FERGUSON. Brother-in-law of Earlene (Cam) WADSWORTH of Guelph, Elaine THOMAS of Ailsa Craig, Leota (Dave) ROBERTSON of Adelaide Twp., and David (Nancy) GIFFEN of East Williams Twp. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Manford and Freda GARE and brother Kenneth. Don was a past president of the Strathroy Jaycees and the Strathroy Lions Club and was in the floor covering business. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Wednesday, January 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 5 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Donald.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-04 published
LEWIS, Gordon William Ivan
Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens in Ailsa Craig, on Friday, December 30, 2005, Gordon William Ivan LEWIS of Strathroy, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie LEWIS (2000) and dear father of Caroline and Reg ALLEN of Sarnia, Brian and Cathy LEWIS of London, Sandra and Rob MacLENNAN of California, Sharon LEWIS of Strathroy and Archie (deceased 1993) and Debbie and Brian GLOIN of Strathroy. Loving grandfather of Rouchelle and Derrick GOODEN, Nicole and Paul MISLAN, Tanya and Michael MacPHERSON, Scott and Kevin LEWIS, James and Joel MacLENNAN, Kim LEWIS, Denise and Jeremy ROBERTSON and Pam LEWIS, Matt GLOIN and partner John-Paul MOTLEY, Ben GLOIN and fiancee Liz FAIRBAIRN, and Kasandra GLOIN. Great-grandfather of Hannah, Victoria, and Grace MISLAN, Nicholas and Deanna GOODEN, Christopher, SIOBHAN, Conor, and Devon MacPHERSON. Also survived by his sister-in-law Margaret LEWIS. Predeceased by brother Raymond LEWIS. Brother-in-law of Aileen FERGUSON of London, and Marwood and Vera FLETCHER of Windsor. Visitation was at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Dr. Brian McKENZIE officiating. Interment at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Gordon.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-11-22 published
ROBERTSON, Constance (née GEORGAS)
Peacefully, at Park Lane Terrace Nursing Home, Paris, on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Constance (née GEORGAS) ROBERTSON, in her 86th year. Cherished wife of 60 years of James Russell ROBERTSON beloved mother of Edward Ward James and wife Patti, Mary Lou ROXBOROUGH and husband Stuart, Alec Christopher and his late wife Sarah BOUCHIE; adored grandmother of Heidi Michelle ROBERTSON and fiance Dan FERRON, Hailey Jo McNUTT and husband Steve; doting great-grandmother of Piper Lily FERRON. Greatly loved by sisters Georgina NINOS and husband Anthony; Freda GILLSON and husband Robert, Helen WEBBER and her late husband Bert; brothers William and wife Helen, Louis, Earl and wife Cora, James and wife Barbara and Nicholas. Predeceased by brother and sister-in-law George and Margaret. Much loved and sadly missed by sister-in-law Eleanor COLLINGS as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Robert WILLIAMS and all the exceptional staff at Park Lane Terrace for their kind and generous care. Friends and relatives were received at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, Paris, on Sunday, November 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Private family graveside service was at Watford Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada in Connies memory will be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling 1-519-442-2200.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-12-11 published
ROBERTSON, James Russell
Peacefully, at Park Lane Terrace Nursing Home, Paris, James Russell, on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, in his 85th year. Adored husband of his late wife Constance, who passed away two weeks ago to the day. Beloved father of Edward (Ward) James and his wife Patti, Mary Lou ROXBOROUGH and her husband Stuart and Alec Christopher and his late wife Sarah BOUCHIE. Cherished grandfather of Heidi Michelle ROBERTSON and fiancé Dan FERRON, Hailey Jo McNUTT and her husband Steve. Loving great-grandfather of Piper Lily FERRON. Much loved by sister Eleanor COLLINGS and her late husband Russell. Predeceased by brother Allan and sisters-in-law Eleanor and Glynnis. Dearly loved and sadly missed by sisters-in-law Georgia NINOS and husband Anthony, Fred GILLSON and husband Robert, Helen WEBBER and her late husband Bert, brothers-in-law William and wife Helen, Louis, Earl and his wife Cora, James and his wife Barbara and Nicholas, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Doctor Robert WILLIAMS and all the extraordinary staff at Park Lane Terrace for their unwavering and compassionate care. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, Paris. A funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, December 4 at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation followed the service. A private family interment service will be held at a later date where Jim and Connie will be laid to rest, forever together. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Jims memory would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-10 published
GODDARD, Hazel Alfreda " Freda" (née MARTIN)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the age of 89. Beloved mother of David (Eleanor) of Omemee, Karen DUNLOP (the late Gord) of Bailieboro, William (Deb) of Peterborough, Philip of Peterborough, and Kathy BIGHAM (Richard) of Port Hope. Cherished grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Jack MARTIN, Ruth FERGUSON, Selena ROBERTSON, Dorothy MARTIN, Lillian CROCKER, and predeceased by Fred MARTIN, William MARTIN, Thomas MARTIN and Lona MILLEN. Friends will be received at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 10-11 a.m. with a Memorial Service to follow in the Nisbett Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Freda donations may be made to the Five Counties Children's Centre or the Children's Wish Foundation.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-13 published
IMRIE, David Robertson (1920-2006)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved Husband, Father and Papa. David leaves behind his wife of 58 years Betty. Loving father of Gail (David) RICE, and Karen (John) TAILOR/TAYLOR. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Andrew (Tania) RICE, Racheal (Wayne) PALMER, Amanda (Barret) McNAB, Christine DUGGAN, Rob (Steph) DUGGAN. Also missed by his 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Peggy and Willie of Scotland. Survived by his sisters-in-law Chrissie CALDWELL, Kay GAUTHIER and Graham (Olive) ROBERTSON of Scotland. Also survived by brother-in-law Peter PIRRITT. Predeceased by his cherished son-in-law Jim DUGGAN. David will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. At Dave's request a Private Family Service has been held followed by Cremation. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations in David's name to the Diabetes Association, Canadian Mental Health Association or the Heart and Stroke Association. (Arrangements entrusted to Kaye Funeral Home). Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with me Your rod and Your staff they comfort me. Psalm 23: 4

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-24 published
ROBERTSON, Isobel Rodger
Peacefully on March 20th 2006, following a courageous 9 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Isobel, in her 73rd year, former McGill professor of Education, O.I.S.E. of U. of T. and U. of Saskatchewan. graduate. Mother of 5 children, including David RUSSELL of Peterborough and 7 grandchildren. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2: 30 p.m., at the Worship Chapel in her former home, Fairhaven, (881 Dutton Drive, Peterborough). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society or the Fairhaven Foundation can be made through the Little Lake Cemetery Co. at 745-6984. Deep felt thanks to the incredible staff at Fairhaven.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-02-01 published
ROBERTSON- BLAKEMORE, Susan 'Sadie"
"Safe in the arms Of Jesus"
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 87th year. Sadie of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Malcolm ROBERTSON and the late Albert BLAKEMORE. Loving mother of Jean BENNETT, Eileen LORENC, Tom ROBERTSON and Jim ROBERTSON. Nana of 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner (705-428-2637) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Collingwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 4436 County Road 124, Collingwood on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Sadie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Collingwood Fellowship Baptist Church. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-15 published
LEIGHTON, James Keith
Passed away peacefully on Sunday March 12, 2006 at the Leisureworld Creedan Valley Nursing Home, Creemore in his 85th year. Keith of Stayner, beloved husband of Gretta. Loving father of Bruce and his wife Sandy of Creemore and Cindy and her husband Gordon ROBERTSON of Cobourg. Cherished grandfather of Julie, Tracy and John, Sean, James, Caitlyn, Graeme, Wayne and Melissa and Angela and Brian and great grandfather to Cody, Jackson, Austin and Amy. Survived by his sisters Lorna DENISON and Mae and her husband Oscar SIMPSON. Predeceased by his brother Harvey and his sister Bernice CHIPCHASE. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service was held at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner (at Oak) Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Spring Interment Creemore Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the Centennial United Church or the Alzheimer's Society of Simcoe County would be appreciated by the family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.

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

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-06 published
ROBERTSON, Lee Spears
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the North York General Hospital, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of David STRUAN. Proud mother of Jennifer, Joanna (Tony) and Julia (James), and best Nana ever for Colin, Alexandra, Gemma, Lachlan and Andrew and Graeme. Lee was born December 31. 1925 and grew up in Kentucky where she graduated from law school at the University of Kentucky. She taught law at Washington and Lee University in Virginia and lived around the world with David. They finally settled in Toronto in 1956. She was active in the University Women's Club of North York, the Young Women's Christian Association and Legal Aid. Lee was a southern 'lady' who touched many lives. Her inimitable style and grace will be greatly missed. A private family service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel. Donations in Lee's memory may be made to a favorite charity.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-10 published
TURNER, William Stanley
(formerly of C.P.S.A.)
Passed away on Thursday, April 6th, 2006. William (Bill) TURNER in his 76th year. Beloved husband for 52 years of Fiona (nee ROBERTSON.) Dear father of Stephen (deceased,) Susan of Oshawa and Neill TURNER of Milton. Sadly missed by daughters-in-law Elaine and Christine TURNER. Grandfather to Brittany and Sarah, Erin, Alex and Allison. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ian and Phyl ROBERTSON and cousins Heather and Peter CHESTER and Robin and Jane TURNER and families in the United Kingdom. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-21 published
REDFORD, William James
By Robert A. KEITH, Page A22
Husband, father, educator. Born December 10, 1910 in Toronto. Died October 2, 2005, of Alzheimer's disease, aged 94.
William James REDFORD was the third of four children in the family. In 1910, Toronto was very much a horse-and-buggy town. The year Bill REDFORD was born, 180,000 automobiles were sold in North America. The Titanic struck an iceberg and famously sank when Bill was 2. During his life, he witnessed massive social and technological change, and the growth and development of his city and our nation.
Bill had a paper route as a young boy. The money he earned went to help support his family, and he continued with it through high school. He was a member of a church youth group at First Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. BENNER ran the group and they did sports and Bible study. As a young man Bill worked at Bolton Camp as a leader, and later helped run Rotary Camps for inner-city boys.
These influences lead to Bill becoming a teacher, first by taking some classes at the University of Toronto, and later at the Toronto Normal School (now Toronto Teacher's College). Along the way, Bill met, courted and married Jean ROBERTSON and they started their own family. Bill's first date with Jean was at a skating party. Jean's identical twin sister was also there; for years Bill would joke about knowing whom he wanted to marry because "Jean was the one with a mole on her hip." In 1946, Bill and Jean bought a cottage property on Baptiste Lake near Bancroft, Ontario, where they spent long summers with their children, Patricia and Robert.
To be successful in education, one must have patience, a sense of humour, genuine love and respect for children, high tolerance for ambiguity and a recognition that the greatest rewards in life don't go in one's pocket. Bill REDFORD had all these qualities.
Bill had a long career as a teacher and school administrator. He was a school principal and later a superintendent in charge of staffing for the Toronto board. Bill was also a provincial school inspector. As a school inspector, he recognized the hard work of teachers; when he was in a school, he'd "inspect" by taking over a class for the afternoon, giving the teacher time to organize and mark assignments.
For his six grandchildren, Bill REDFORD was everything a "Grandpa" is meant to be: kind, supportive, generous and funny. At his Baptiste Lake cottage, he would lead blueberry-picking expeditions and fishing trips. He taught how to mix boat gas and how to water-ski, on homemade skis with old rubber tire pieces tacked on to hold small feet. He was forever re-modelling his waterfront, and could spend days just puttering in his lakeside boathouse.
When we think of Bill REDFORD, we think of a smile and a handshake, of treats like ice cream, cashews and Rosebuds, and Laura Secord chocolate gingers. Bill used to wrap Christmas presents, always a cheque, in a jar full of sweets. Every year, the amount of the cheque would increase in accordance with age and the rate of inflation. If anyone ever protested his generosity, Bill would say, "I'd rather give with a warm hand."
We think of endless games of seven-stage rummy, of hobo songs like The Big Rock Candy Mountain, and funny stories and sayings. When he'd win a hand of rummy, Bill would shout "Holy Smoke, the preacher said; in the rain he lost his hair, and now his head resembles heaven for there is no parting there!"
In his later years, Bill suffered from Alzheimer's. He and his wife Jean lived at Central Park Lodge until her death in 1998. After that, Bill required increasing levels of care. Many people gave considerable time and energy to this. Numerous family members, former colleagues, camp counsellors and Friends attended Bill's funeral.
Rob KEITH is Bill REDFORD's grand_son.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-03 published
Four taxi drivers attacked in 24 hours
Father of four dead after passenger stabs him in the neck, back and torso
By Timothy APPLEBY, Page A24
A 40-year-old cab driver died after being stabbed by a passenger in east Toronto early yesterday -- one in a wave of four attacks on city-area taxi drivers within 24 hours.
Mahmood BHATTI, a father of four, was found bleeding from the back, neck and chest at around 3: 30 a.m. after his Beck cab slammed into the back of a parked car at Coxwell and Danforth Avenues.
He remained in hospital on life support, but doctors pronounced him dead at 10: 20 p.m.
More than a dozen cabbies who gathered outside Saint Michael's Hospital while Mr. BHATTI's family were at his bedside mourned him as a hard-working colleague and exemplary parent.
Beck general manager Gail BECK- SOUTER said the same of Mr. BHATTI, who owned his car and had driven for the company for about six years.
"This is a real tragedy," she said. "He is a terrific guy, very enthusiastic about business. Always wanting to make improvements within the industry. The guy with the good ideas. He'll be sorely missed."
A man was spotted fleeing the scene, and police are optimistic digital photographs from the in-car camera, required in all city taxis, will lead to an arrest.
In Markham, meanwhile, a second cab driver was in stable condition after his throat was cut in a carjacking around midnight.
In a third incident on Eglinton Avenue in west-end Toronto at around 5: 40 a.m., a cabbie driving for Royal Taxi was beaten and robbed of his vehicle, apparently after an argument. The car is a blue Chevrolet Impala bearing the licence plate ABPF 744. The driver was listed in stable condition.
And early Monday, a cabbie driving two men north on Highway 400 was robbed at gunpoint of cash and his phone and left stranded by the roadside after his taxi was stolen.
It was later recovered at a curling rink in Bradford, about midway between Toronto and Barrie, and provincial police retrieved photographs of the two assailants.
The last slaying of a Toronto cab driver occurred in September, after a gap of several years, when Morteazai KHORASSANI, 42, was stabbed in his parked taxi behind an apartment building on Don Mills Road. A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder.
In general, violence against the roughly 5,000 taxis and 10,000 drivers has declined steeply in recent years, after cameras and other safety measures were implemented.
"Crimes committed against cab drivers have decreased by about 70 per cent since 2000," said Jim BELL, president of Diamond Taxicab and a leader of the Toronto Taxicab Alliance, an owners group.
Mr. BELL, who knows Mr. BHATTI, credits a range of city initiatives for the decline -- the in-car cameras, global positioning devices, special emergency flashers and enhanced driver-safety training.
"This has been a tough day," he said. "But it's an anomaly. We've seen it over the years where we've had a whole rash of incidents in a very short time and then nothing happens for a couple of years. You just can't predict when and how it's going to happen."
Bruce ROBERTSON, who heads the city's licensing division, concurred.
"This is a dangerous profession, for obvious reasons, but what's happened here is not typical at all. I don't know what would explain it."
Co-op driver Edward LEIGHTON, a 16-year veteran of the roads, says he figured out the risks long ago.
"I drive during the day, in the downtown, and I haven't had a problem in 10 years," he said.
"Late at night -- that's where almost of the problems happen. I'm cautious; I think that's why I've survived. I'm choosy about what areas I go into. But a lot of drivers have big expenses, they're desperate, so they'll pick up anybody."

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-05 published
MASON, Vere Karsdale, B.Sc., B.Eng., P.Eng., M.E.I.C.
(December 9, 1916-June 1, 2006)
Founder V.K. Mason Construction Ltd.
With sadness and love the MASON family announces the passing of Vere MASON in his home with dignity on June 1, 2006. Born in Paradise, Nova Scotia to Ella (LONGLEY) and Reginald HOLMES and raised by his stepmother, Mildred Durling MASON. Beloved husband of Audrey (Prettie, Neish). Predeceased by June (Moses) MASON and sister Joan McKENZIE of Montreal. Vere will be missed by sisters Jean PELL of Halifax and Margaret PREECE of Toronto. Much loved father of Elizabeth "Betty" MASON (Bruce VIDLER,) Linda (Lyn) (Daniel VOGHT), David (Michelle), James (Jim) (Tanya TRACHTENBURG.) Special Grampa to Stephanie, Jonathan, Tyler, Thomas, Leda, Eric and Zack. Uncle to Bill PELL, Sharon McKINNON, Sue CLARKE and John McKENZIE. Stepfather to Rob NEISH (Kerry) and Geoffrey NEISH and Grampa Vere to Robin and Oliver. Vere attended Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick - B.Sc. 1939, McGill University, P.Q. - B.Eng. 1942, graduating with honours and winning the British Association Medal. After graduation he joined the Aluminum Company of Canada. In 1942 Vere chose to serve in World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Navy on the Escourt Frigate H.M.C.S. Carlplace until 1946 and was discharged with rank of Lieutenant (E) R.C.N.V.R. After the war he joined George Hardy Ltd., General Contractors in Toronto from 1945-1953. Vere then joined Perini General Contractors Ltd. as Chief Engineer in 1953 and was appointed Vice President in 1957. In 1960 Vere founded V.K. Mason Construction Ltd. in Toronto and established offices in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton. Some of their projects included: Royal Bank of Canada Building, North York General Hospital, Commerce Court, Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel, Royal Bank Plaza, The Atrium on Bay and Two Bloor West in Toronto; the National Arts Centre, the National Science Library Carlton University and Place Guy Favreau in Ottawa; the Rupertsland Square and Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg. In 1988, Vere received an honourary Doctorate of Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Vere was a member of the Beaumaris Yacht Club in Bracebridge, a founding member of Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Florida, and the Donalda Club in Toronto. All who met him were richer by knowing him. He was the kind of man that was a true role model for others. The lessons that he taught by way of his life were by the example that he set. He had a commanding height and stature that always left an impression on others. Even people who only knew him for a short period of time were drawn to him because of his sincere and humble nature. He will be truly missed. Special heartfelt thanks to all those who wanted to make sure that he was as comfortable and as well taken care of as possible. Vere truly appreciated the efforts of Doctor J.D. ROBERTSON, Doctor Michael R. JOHNSTON, Doctor Robert HYLAND and "wonder nurse" Heather WHALEN. Thanks also to Princess Margaret Hospital's Thoracic Department for their dedicated expert care and to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, to Doctor Russell GOLDMAN and to Steve JENKINSON for helping so much with your comforting and reassuring words. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 8th and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 9th. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 10th at 2: 30 p.m. in Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive. In memory of Vere, donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z5.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-23 published
ROBERTSON, Barbara Anne, B.A. (Toronto,) M.A. (Queen's)
In Kingston, 21 June 2006. Daughter of the late A. Ross and Olive BROWNE of Toronto. Survived by her husband Duncan of Kingston daughters Elizabeth HOROSCHAK of Sitka (Alaska,) Sarah of Toronto, and Kate of Kingston; and her nephew Matthew UIAGALELEI of Honolulu. Memorial service at Saint Margaret's United Church, Kingston, Tuesday, 27 June, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Robt. J. Reid and Sons Funeral Directors, 309 Johnson Street (613) 548-7973.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-24 published
MELANÇON, Mona (née KNOESPEL)
Mona passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, June 22nd, 2006. She will be greatly missed by her husband François and their beautiful daughter Eva. There are many that loved her and will miss her: Her parents Eric and Siglinde KNOESPEL, her sister Andrea KNOESPEL and Frank ROBERTSON and their children Jessica and Madison, her brother Marcus KNOESPEL and Cathy KNOESPEL and their son Erich, her husbands family Clement and Edna MELANÇON, Mario MELANÇON, Monic and Stephan BORGOYNE and their children Axiane and Fabien, her godmothers Kirsten GOLNER and Rheini PIEHLER. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Limehouse Presbyterian Church (6th Line and 22nd Sideroad, Limehouse) on Monday June 26th, at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions made to St. Elizabeth Visiting Nurses or a Charity of choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-28 published
CROCKER, John " Jack" Colton
Born Fredericton, New Brunswick July 4th, 1915. Passed away peacefully June 24th, 2006 at home in Victoria, British Columbia. Loving husband of Norma, father of John (Mary), daughter-in-law Judy and sister Myra McQUITTY in Florida. He is survived by three granddaughters, Julie (Chris), Stephanie and Jill and two great granddaughters, Madison and Mackenzie. He will also be sadly missed by Paula and Bill ROBERTSON, many Friends, niece and nephews. He is predeceased by his son Jim, his parents John Burton CROCKER and Mabel McKEE and sister Frances ELFORD of Victoria. Jack worked at Gatx Fuller Canada for 20 years in Toronto. A special thanks to Doctor John A. Miller and Victoria Hospice Palliative Support team, V.I.H.A. and Juan de Fuca Home Support for their care and compassion. A private family funeral will be held in Victoria on Saturday July 1, 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations to Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-29 published
James CLARKE, Anglican Clergyman (1920-2006)
For 35 years, he served the immense Diocese of the Arctic, toting a gun and travelling by bush plane, canoe and dog team to administer to his congregants
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
It's a safe bet that most members of the clergy don't visit their flock toting a military-issue rifle, but in Canada's remote Arctic, the firearm was standard equipment for Right Rev. James CLARKE, who knew how to use it. After all, it's difficult enough to save souls without contending with marauding wolves and foxes.
Mr. CLARKE knew the Arctic well, and accepted its harshness with equanimity. An Anglican clergyman who served the gargantuan Diocese of the Arctic for 35 years and the Canadian Armed Forces for another five, he was a trusted religious figure among Canada's Inuit in an era of enormous cultural upheaval, a calming influence at a time when Christian churches were wreaking havoc on native peoples.
For one, he learned fluent Inuktitut (then called "Eskimo"), translating hymns and portions of scriptures. He took part in hunts. He and his family ate char, rabbit and caribou, and waited, like everyone else, for the delivery of provisions by ship every July. And while most ministers receive their congregants in a church, Mr. CLARKE sought his out any way he could: bush plane, snowmobile, canoe, dog team, umiak (a kind of hunter's boat) and by foot -- and slept in tents and igloos.
"The people had great respect for Jim. They loved him," said Right Rev. Larry ROBERTSON, the suffragan (assistant) bishop of the diocese, in a telephone interview from Inuvik. "He spoke their language and he was accepted as one of the people."
Mr. CLARKE served in the world's largest Christian diocese. At a mind-boggling four million square kilometres, the Anglican Church of Canada's Diocese of the Arctic occupies more than one-third of the country, a territory that stretches across four time zones, from the Yukon to the tip of Labrador, and north of the 60th parallel to Grise Fiord, the most northerly permanent civilian settlement in the nation. It represents 15 times the land mass of Britain.
It is home to a dozen language groups, including Gwichin, Dogrib, North and South Slavey, Cree, English and French, and three Inuit dialects. The diocese's population today is barely 55,000, an estimated two-thirds of whom are Anglican.
The son of an Anglican priest and a Presbyterian mother, Mr. CLARKE was drawn first to the military, joining the Queen's York Rangers as a bugler on his 17th birthday. In 1943, he enlisted in the Canadian army, receiving commando training and intensive German-language instruction, and attained the rank of corporal.
After graduating from the University of Toronto with a B.A., Mr. CLARKE spent 1945 and 1946 in the Intelligence Corps attached to the Allied Occupation Forces. His family says he spoke little of that time, which likely involved helping in the de-nazification of Europe.
Back home, the priesthood beckoned, and he graduated from Toronto's Trinity College, was ordained a deacon and, in 1950, a priest. He served briefly in the Calgary parish of St. Stephen's, and then headed for a parish of the same name, this one a fair distance away: Fort Chimo, Quebec, now called Kuujjuaq, in Nunavik.
Consisting of all points along Ungava Bay, the territory was flecked with hundreds of inlets, bays and coves. He journeyed from camp to camp, and in his first year, encountered one of the many tragedies to befall aboriginal people: One-tenth of the parish was wiped out by measles. "At one point, he conducted 12 funerals a day for three straight days," recalls his wife, Ruth, who moved north to join him upon their marriage in 1958. "He said he felt like falling into the grave himself."
But it was also a time of great joy. "A thing I remember, especially from that first Christmas," Mr. CLARKE later wrote, "was the way the children went everywhere with their parents. Those families were very closely knit, compared to the way we are civilizing them into fragmentation now."
Asked why a young urban nursing graduate would move to a half-finished wooden house where temperatures reached minus 50 degrees in the winter and deerflies and mosquitoes swarmed in the brief summer, his wife shrugs. "I was young and in love." And, she adds, there was her husband's legendary wit. "For the first six months we were married, I laughed so much, my sides ached."
Mr. CLARKE was appointed Archdeacon of Ungava in 1965, expanding his domain to all of northern Quebec. Nine years later, he was named executive archdeacon of the diocese, and the growing family returned to Toronto, where he worked out of an office the Arctic zone maintained.
In 1979, he was elected bishop suffragan of the Arctic diocese. The clan returned north in 1984, this time, to the more cosmopolitan Frobisher Bay, now Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. They stayed for three years while Mr. CLARKE travelled far and wide.
His professional life drew to a close with the combination of his two main passions: the church and the military. In 1986, Ted SCOTT, then the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, named Mr. CLARKE as Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces, an office that oversaw all Anglican military chaplains. It was a position he held until his retirement in 1991.
He continued to indulge his love of ham radio and his Scottish heritage, becoming active in the Clan MacLeod Society of Central Ontario. In the end, Alzheimer's robbed him of his wit and renowned storytelling ability, but not his virtuoso whistling. That repertoire continued with army tunes and nearly every hymn in the hymnal.
James Charles MacLeod CLARKE was born in Campbellford, Ontario, on December 15, 1920, and died in Toronto on April 28. He was 85. He leaves his wife Ruth (née Bradbury) and three children, Matthew, Mark and Penina.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Elizabeth Jean (née ROBERTSON)
Died peacefully at The Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge, Ontario, on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Vernon DICKSON/DIXON, predeceased by her sister Alberta RADD and brother George ROBERTSON. Jean is survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Norway Point to John James ROBERTSON and Elizabeth "Libby" LANGFORD, Jean grew up in Baysville where the family continued in the tourist business. Her teaching career began in Muskoka and following graduation from University of Toronto, Jean worked extensively in supporting nursery schools and television programming for young children in Ontario. She spent countless hours volunteering for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Princess Margaret Hospital and was a supporter of several charities, most notably J.D.R.F. and the A.L.S. Society after the loss of her husband Vern in 1984. Her world travels, her passion for art, history and Canadiana and her love of wildlife provided many wonderful conversations over afternoon tea. Jean will be fondly remembered by many loving Friends and relatives. A graveside interment of cremated remains will take place at Baysville Community Cemetery in the fall. As your expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel" in Bracebridge (877) 806-2257.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-12 published
ROBERTSON, Doctor William John
Father, Grandfather, Doctor, Farmer, Cottager, Essayist, Amateur Theologian, Lifelong Student. Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Thursday, August 31, 2006 in his 86th year. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Ruby for over 60 years. Dear father of John (Linda) of Sault Ste. Marie, Mary KESHEN (Richard) of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Peggy REINWALD (John) of Renfrew, Arnold of Toronto, Donald (Kathy) of Lanark, and Douglas (Lynn) of Chicago. Grandfather of Julia (Andrew), David (Hilary), Graeme (Amy), Aaron (Dawn), Colin, Tamara, Sheena, Mikaela, Scott, Kelsey, Russell, Jaeger and Miles. Great Grandfather of Emma and Isaac. son of Antoinette and Robert ROBERTSON and brother of Don from Liberty, Saskatchewan. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Friends, many patients, and Bridget. Graduate of University of Saskatchewan (B.A. 1942), University of Toronto (M.D. 1944). Pediatric practice for 47 years in Sault Ste. Marie. Friends called at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (492 Wellington St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2L9, 705-759-2522) on Monday, September 4, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at St. Andrews United Church on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 12 noon. Mrs. Janet NORMAN and Rev. Phil MILLER officiated. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery, Saint_Joseph Island, following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New SAH Fund, St. Andrews United Church Memorial Fund, or Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Jocelyn). www.arthurfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-16 published
BYRNE, Bro. Daniel J., S.J.
Died peacefully at René Goupil House (Jesuit Infirmary, Pickering, Ontario) on September 15 at age 82. Brother Dan, the son of Thomas and Mabel (ROBERTSON) BYRNE, was born in Pakenham, Ontario, on October 27, 1923. Dan was raised in a foster home, that of the FARRELL family to whom he always remained close. He is predeceased by his brother John, his sisters Elizabeth, Margaret (Latham), Mary (O'CALLAGHAN.) He is mourned by Jesuit brothers, his brother-in-law George LATHAM, and by his nephews and nieces. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1961, and for most of his life as a Jesuit managed a number of Jesuit houses, normally serving as buyer and cook. His longest assignment was at the residence of the Jesuit Provincial Superior from 1975 to 2006, where he made many Friends from around the world. He moved to René Goupil House, the Jesuit Infirmary, less than a month ago. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) in Toronto, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday September 17, or at St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road, in Pickering, Ontario from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa-Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre on Monday September 18 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Jesuit Cemetery in Guelph at 3 p.m. In Brother Dan's memory donations may be made to the Bro. Daniel Byrne Memorial Fund at the Jesuit Development Office, 1325 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2C4.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-02 published
BYRNE, Daniel Joseph
By J.P. HORRIGAN, Page A18
Chauffeur, Jesuit Brother, cook. Born October 27, 1923, in Pakenham, Ontario Died September 15 in Pickering, Ontario, of melanoma, aged 82.
Dan was the equivalent of Hudson from the 1970s television series, Upstairs, Downstairs.
The youngest child of Thomas and Mabel (ROBERTSON) BYRNE, Dan grew up in the Ottawa Valley. Scarcely a month old, Dan lost his mother; some years later, his father. Dan was raised by a neighbour woman, "Mother Farrell" and her two youngest Aileen and Vera (the Farrell family had 11 children). Three sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret and Mary, were taken by the Grey Nuns in Ottawa. The eldest, John, remained at home. Dan often recounted John's departure: He "disappeared" leaving behind a note on the kitchen table addressed "to whom it may concern." That was the last Dan heard of his brother till the war office announced his death in Europe.
Intellectually gifted, Dan enjoyed reading, drama, theatre, opera and history. Poverty necessitated a paying job, as a projectionist, at age 16. Dan, never at ease with things mechanical, learned how to drive on the country roads of Pakenham.
The Depression left a deep mark on Dan. He took to calling himself "Brother Pinchpenny." During one winter storm, the wind snatched a $50 bill from his grasp. The following spring there was not a snow bank in the neighbourhood that escaped his inspection. Yet, shortly before his death, someone gave him a gift of $100 instead of treating himself, Dan gave it to the Food Bank.
When he arrived in Toronto, he applied for and got a job as a chauffeur and "Hudson" to a wealthy man. Things got off to a bad start: One of his first driving assignments was to drive from downtown Toronto up the steep hills of Avenue Road in rush hour -- in the days before automatic transmissions. Poor Dan's chauffeuring career almost came to a crashing halt as he sweated his way up the slopes in the heavy traffic, offering up many a Hail Mary with each stop. Dan's prayers were heard; he managed to manoeuvre through the traffic that first night and for the next 20 years he served as a chauffeur.
Dan was ever-loyal to his family, the Farrells, his many Friends and his Jesuit community. His Catholic faith was everything throughout his life: Dan wanted to serve. The service of raising a family did not draw him so much as a life of service to the church. In 1961 he arrived at Guelph to join as a lay brother (brothers choose to serve in non-ordained roles). For the next 45 years Dan became "Hudson" to seven Jesuit Provincials: taking care of the kitchen, the housecleaning, hospitality and chauffeuring&hellip and a solid sip of sherry before dinner.
Shy and introverted by nature, Dan related graciously with the neighbours along the streets where he lived in west Toronto. Once an elderly neighbour called the police to discipline two five-year-olds gleefully enjoying the March winds blowing the contents of a feather pillow onto his lawn. Dan smoothed the ruffled feathers of the old man, restoring order without police intervention.
Each day began, during those 45 Jesuit years, with Dan at Massachusetts. I recall once Dan was the reader. As he read out the passage "Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged", Dan broke down, his copious tears a tender witness to his vivid imagination.
Late this past July Dan took seriously ill. He hated going to the doctor. The diagnosis was swift and final: cancer. The melanoma had spread to several parts of the body. At 82, Dan chose not to have treatment: His service was done, the final glide path had begun, palliative care was in order. Dan died early in the morning -- a man of service, fully at peace -- a "brother" whose life touched deeply all who knew him.
J.P. HORRIGAN is a friend of Dan BYRNE.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
ROBERTSON, Bruce Alex - Bankruptcy of the Testamentary Estate of
In The Matter Of The Bankruptcy Of The Testamentary Estate Of Bruce Alex ROBERTSON Formerly Of The City Of Mississauga, Province Of Ontario, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that the Testamentary Estate of Bruce Alex ROBERTSON filed an Assignment in Bankruptcy on October 31, 2006. The First Meeting of Creditors will be held on November 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at the office of the Trustee, 2 St. Clair Ave. E., 10th Flr., Toronto, Ontario.
Dated at Toronto this 8th day of November, 2006.
Soberman Tessis Inc.
Trustee in Bankruptcy
2 St. Clair Ave East, 10th floor,
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2T5
Phone (416) 929-2500
Fax (416) 929-2555
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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
Helen ALLEN, Journalist (1907-2006)
She laboured for decades to improve the lot of unwanted children, many of whom were better off because of her efforts, writes Sandra MARTIN. At the end of the Vietnam War she also helped rescue orphans in Saigon
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
The concept may seem bizarre today, but in its era, the Toronto newspaper column Today's Child was an innovative force intended to improve the lives of thousands of emotionally needy and often physically damaged children. In the early 1960s, back in the days when having a child "out of wedlock" was socially unacceptable and before reliable contraception or abortions were generally available, many young women gave their unplanned babies up for adoption. The ranks of healthy infants were swelled by older children who had been abandoned by parents unable or unwilling to raise their own offspring or who had been removed from dangerous situations. Many of these "hard-to-place" children trundled from one foster home to another or marked birthday after birthday in orphanages and other residential institutions.
Helen ALLEN, a journalist who became a crusader for adoption, believed that all children deserved parents and a home to call their own. For nearly 20 years, she devoted her energies to the task through her column Today's Child in The Telegram in Toronto and the long-running television program Family Finder. Although, nobody knows for certain how many of these adoptions were successful, there is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that many, many children were happier and healthier because of Ms. ALLEN's actions.
"Some social workers were very reluctant at the thought of exposing children to the public in this way, because it was an invasion of privacy, but I was all for it," recalled Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, a former social worker and adoption supervisor who knew first-hand the dire circumstances of these children's lives. She and Ms. ALLEN became colleagues and good Friends, sharing the same dedication and sense of humour.
The late media mogul John BASSETT, who was the last publisher of The Telegram, considered Ms. ALLEN's long-running adoption column "her real life's work." Ms. ALLEN "has helped this country enormously by giving new hope and new opportunities to the nation's richest resource, our children," he wrote in a tribute to her in 1982, and "nothing has given me greater pride than being associated with her in this task."
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born near Saskatoon, the only child of a Presbyterian minister and a school teacher. The family eventually settled in Aurora, north of Toronto, as her father moved from one congregation to another. He died of meningitis when Helen was five and her mother worked as a supply teacher to support them both. Ms. ALLEN later described her childhood as happy, although she regretted that there was never enough money to buy her a bicycle. It was only much later that she looked back as an adult and realized that "it's too bad to be an only child, too bad not to have a Dad."
After graduating from high school in 1925, Ms. ALLEN moved to Toronto to do a four-year degree in modern languages (French and German) at University College at the University of Toronto. By then, her widowed mother had married a man named PALMER, so Ms. ALLEN boarded with a family named GRIFFITHS while she attended university, financed with $2000 from her mother's savings. That's how she met the GRIFFITHS' daughter, Phyllis, who became a classmate, then a journalism colleague and a dear friend and housemate until she died more than 50 years later in 1978.
At U of T, Ms. ALLEN joined the German club, which turned out to be a lively collection of people, including professors Geoffrey HOLT and Barker FAIRLEY, who got together on a weekly basis to sing German songs. An older cousin, who worked on the student newspaper, The Varsity, introduced Ms. ALLEN to the editor, a young man named Charles STACEY. (A year older, he was destined for a stellar career as a military historian and became very well known as a biographer of Prime Minister Mackenzie King.) "Somehow I found myself accepting an assignment to cover a freshie tea that first week. It showed up on the front page, without a word changed, and I was hooked," she presciently told Judith ADAM/ADAMS, the author of the 1982 Ontario government publication, Today's Child and Helen ALLEN.
After graduating in 1929, Ms. ALLEN went to work as a reporter for The Telegram, a newspaper founded in 1876 by John Ross ROBERTSON as a vehicle to promote British and Imperial sentiments. For the next three decades, Ms. ALLEN did general assignment reporting, reviewed movies, covered political events and criminal trials, and edited the women's pages. In covering the 1939 Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth she wrote: "Everyone who has seen her is talking about the Queen. The Queen's smile. The Queen's charm. The Queen's beauty. The Queen's lovely gowns."
What made her name, however, was an assignment that she took on reluctantly in 1964 to write an adoption column for the paper. Instead of being the brainchild of one person, the idea came about as a confluence of incidents, experience and inspiration dating back to the early 1960s when The Telegram ran a front-page story about a young boy being publicly beaten by his father on a downtown street corner. Publisher John BASSETT assigned reporter Andrew MacFARLANE to investigate and write an article on child abuse.
Mr. MacFARLANE contacted the office of Doctor James BAND, the deputy minister of welfare in Ontario, who supplied huge amounts of information on child protection services and took Mr. MacFARLANE to visit an orphanage which housed dozens of children three years of age and under. Mr. MacFARLANE quickly realized that many of these children had short attention spans, played aggressively, and, despite being "cuddled" by volunteers, appeared lacking in warmth and curiosity. Both men believed these children needed families and permanent homes, if they were to have any chance of growing up emotionally healthy.
In 1964, Doctor BAND sought out Mr. MacFARLANE, who by then was The Telegram's managing editor, and suggested he run an "advertising" feature to make the public aware of the plight of these forgotten children. Both Mr. MacFARLANE and Mr. BASSETT took up the idea enthusiastically and assigned the column to Ms. ALLEN, telling her to contact the more than 50 regional Children's Aid Societies that operated in Ontario under the Child Welfare Act, find some children who were waiting for families, and run their pictures and write about them in the paper. The plan was to run Today's Child for a few weeks and check the response.
Children's Aid Societies, which are protective by definition, were largely horrified at the idea of parading children, along with their physical and emotional problems, in a public newspaper. To them, the column reeked of "freak shows" at carnivals. Only three were willing to participate -- Hamilton, Kenora and Toronto. Although disappointing, the response was strong enough to give Ms. ALLEN enough children to produce a daily column for three weeks.
The first child was a 15-month-old girl of mixed race named Hope, a difficult placement in those homogeneous days before the immigration rules relaxed and Canada had an official multiculturalism policy. Nevertheless, 40 prospective adoptive parents wrote in response to the story about Hope. Their letters were passed along to the Children's Aid Society for screening, assessing and processing. "I wrote abut 23 children in those first Today's Child columns that summer," Ms. ALLEN recalled years later, "and when the results were finally assessed, 18 of those youngsters found homes."
After three years of daily columns, Today's Child expanded to other daily and weekly papers throughout Ontario. The following year, Ms. ALLEN proposed doing a television version of the column based on the daily Ben Hunter Program in California, which delivered commercials for a variety of products, saving one day a week for children wanting to be adopted. Armed with a tape of the American show, Ms. ALLEN and Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, then Ontario Adoption Co-ordinator, approached CFTO, the Toronto television station that was part-owned by Mr. BASSETT. "It took them all of 15 minutes to make up their minds," Ms. ALLEN reported later. Family Finder, which ran commercial-free, debuted in the fall of 1968 and for years was the longest-running program on the channel.
When The Telegram folded in 1971, the Ontario government hired Ms. ALLEN as an information officer in the Ministry of Community and Social Services. She continued to write the column three times a week (which was syndicated by the government to more than 20 daily newspapers including The Toronto Star), do the television program and speak about adoption to community and service groups.
In the early 1970s, television and newspaper reporting from Vietnam publicized the plight of many of the children who had become victims of the continuing conflict. The orphanages in Saigon were overflowing with abandoned or parentless children. Social changes, including a declining birth rate, had put an end to the baby surplus of a decade before. That fact, plus the human desire to help needy children, had lots of North Americans flying to Vietnam and trying to pick up babies in exchange for cash or services.
The local adoption agencies were floundering, so the Ontario Ministry of Social and Community Services sent Victoria LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and Ms. ALLEN to Saigon to work with the Vietnamese. As the Viet Cong advanced and the Americans pulled out, the two women rescued close to 60 children, brought them to Canada and found homes for them. "The deputy minister told me, 'if we are going to do this, we will give it the same service we give our own children,' Ms. LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH said.
Ms. ALLEN received many honours, including being named to the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from York University and the Award of Merit from the City of Toronto. In the late 1970s, she was at an Order of Canada reception when she encountered fellow laureate and University of Toronto military historian Charles STACEY. " When I was at college, I dated Charles, who was then editor of the Varsity. He was in fourth year and I was in second," she told Ms. ADAM/ADAMS. "He went off to Oxford and then Princeton; I went on to the Tely as a reporter."
Ms. ALLEN and Colonel STACEY, a widower, renewed their Friendship and their affection for each other and were married in a small wedding at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Toronto on October 3, 1980. The bride was 73, and the groom 74. A little more than a year later, she officially retired from Today's Child (Judith ADAM/ADAMS took over the column for another seven years) and Family Finder, but continued to spend two days a week answering mail and writing Adoption Bulletins while her husband wrote his books.
The STACEYs were a very companionable couple. They loved to entertain at small dinner parties at Massey College, to read Jane Austen novels aloud to each other and to travel. Col. STACEY died suddenly of a heart attack in November of 1989, after nearly a decade of marriage. She continued to live in their Rosedale apartment until she suffered a heart attack and a fall late in 2002, and moved into the Leaside Retirement Residence.
Helen Kathleen ALLEN was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan., on August 16, 1907. She died in Toronto of congestive heart failure on November 9. She was 99. Predeceased by her husband Charles STACEY and by her dear friend Phyllis GRIFFITHS, she is survived by her god-daughter Nadine BELL and her family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-04 published
ROBERTSON, Pam (1912-2006)
Of Oakville Unexpectedly, on November 30th, 2006, following surgery. Survived by her large family. Friends will be received at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas), Oakville (905) 257-8822, on Thursday, December 7th, 2006, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 8th, 2006 at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the following organizations The Oakville and District Humane Society, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Society, or the Oakville Strokers. Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel entrusted with arrangements for donations.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-05 published
Joe LORIMER, Air Canada Pilot (1916-2006)
A flying instructor at the outset of the Second World War, he never flew in combat but trained many others who would. He retired in 1976 with 21,676 commercial hours under his belt
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- Joe LORIMER was sure he was going overseas when he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force in the week that Canada declared war on Germany in September of 1939. He was fit, eager and, most of all, an experienced pilot.
The Royal Canadian Air Force had other plans. Mr. LORIMER not only knew how to fly, he was also a flight instructor. That made him too valuable to send overseas, so he was put to work training pilots. He spent his entire working life flying, first as an instructor during the war, then as a captain for Trans-Canada Airlines and Air Canada, flying just about every type of aircraft they ever used, from 10-seat Lockheeds to 400-seat Boeing 747s.
Mr. LORIMER grew up in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan., a town about 100 kilometres west of Saskatoon, where his father was in the coal business and managed to prosper even in the 1930s when times were tough. There, young Joe led a storybook Prairie life, playing hockey, curling and singing in the church choir. He graduated from high school in 1933 and went to Saskatoon to learn to fly. He soon became an instructor at the Saskatoon Flying Club.
When war broke out, Canada and Britain had a pilot shortage. Mr. LORIMER, not surprisingly, possessed urgently required skills. On December 16, 1939, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan came into being. Canada had lots of space and private airfields, so, in the words of the war propagandists, it became "the arsenal of democracy." Canada also carried the bulk of the cost, spending $1.5-billion compared with Britain's $54-million. By the end of the war, 131,553 aircrew had been through the system.
Mr. LORIMER started training pilots at his home base in Saskatoon. Eventually, though, he was also posted to Trenton, Ontario, and later Fort William (now Thunder Bay). His logbook shows he trained pilots in the Tiger Moth, a fairly primitive open-cockpit biplane that was easy to fly. Later, his own rating as an instructor moved up a few notches and he provided advanced training on twin-engine Oxfords and Avro Ansons.
In March of 1942, he became an employee of the Winnipeg Air Observer School, as its chief flying instructor. It was there that he met his first wife, Esther ROBERTSON, who had joined the Winnipeg Flying Club -- not to learn how to fly but because it was a place said to have good dances.
Although appreciated by their civilian bosses and by the war planners in Ottawa, most instructors hankered to see action, later suffering the postwar stigma of not having flown in combat. Perhaps reflecting that, a poem (author unknown) was found among Mr. LORIMER's papers. Called The Flying Instructors' Lament, it went, in part, like this:
What did you do in the war, daddy,
How did you help us to win?
Circuits and bumps and turns, laddy,
And how to get out of a spin.
Woe and alack and misery me!
I trundle around in the sky,
And instead of machine-gunning Nazis,
I'm teaching young hopefuls to fly.
We never get posted to fighters,
we just get a spell on the Link.
So it's circuits and bumps
from morning till noon,
and instrument flying till 10.
In late 1942, Mr. LORIMER was seconded from the air-training program and ordered to join Trans-Canada Airlines, which was then short of commercial pilots. For the rest of the war, he was stationed in Winnipeg, flying such aircraft as the Lockheed Lodestar. Less than two years later, he was made captain.
After the war, Mr. LORIMER went on loan to Thunder Bay Airlines for a short while, then returned to Trans-Canada Airlines to fly the four-engine DC-4, known as North Stars in Canada. These larger, pressurized planes carried about 60 passengers and could easily fly over mountains and through bad weather. They were followed by the more advanced Viscount turboprops and then the airline's first jet, the DC-8. In later years, Mr. LORIMER became a "check" pilot on the DC-8: His job was to check whether pilots trained on new equipment were good enough to fly them. "To become a check pilot required a combination of competency and seniority," recalled Jack Jones, who was once chief pilot for Air Canada. "Joe was a superb pilot."
Mr. LORIMER experienced one of his most harrowing experiences aboard a DC-8. On a training flight out of Vancouver, lightning knocked a basketball-sized hole in the plane's nose. But Mr. LORIMER managed to land safely.
In 1973, he was loaned to Air Jamaica and lived in Kingston, from where he plied routes back to Canada. He ended his working life flying jumbo jets, his favourite plane. His last run occurred on July 28, 1976, a Toronto-to-Vienna flight that included his entire family. By that time, he had logged 21,676 commercial flying hours.
For many years, Mr. LORIMER lived on a small horse farm in Langley, British Columbia He was a keen golfer and coached a junior curling team that won a national championship. One quirk of his personal life was that he held the longest standing continuous bank account with the Royal Bank. His father had opened it for him when he was born; on his birthday this year, the bank gave him a special commemorative plaque.
His wife died in 1969. In 1977, he married Avon VAN EXAN, the widow of an Air Canada pilot.
Joseph Earl LORIMER was born on July 17, 1916, in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. He died of age-related causes in Mississauga, Ontario, on September 27, 2006. He was 90. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and three stepchildren.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-27 published
SNELL, The Right Reverend George Boyd
8th Bishop of Toronto (retired)
On December 26, 2006 in his 100th year. Husband of the late Esther Mary HARTLEY (1998.) Brother of Kenneth WHEELER of Toronto, Bernice ROBERTSON of Gravenhurst, the late Canon H.B. SNELL of Toronto, and the late Dorothy REID of Gravenhurst. Former Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels and St. Clement's, Toronto, Saint Mark's, Port Hope, and Dean of Calgary. The body will rest at the Cathedral Church of Saint_James' (65 Church St.) on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Interment in Saint_James' Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Saint_James' Cathedral for the Bishop Snell Foundation, 65 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E9 would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
ROBERTSON, Marion Lindsey " Cis"
Peacefully passed away with her husband by her side on Friday, January 6th, 2006 at the Toronto East General Hospital. Sadly missed by her husband Tom. A memorial service will be held at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave., (at Main St. subway) 416-698-3121 on Friday, January 13th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto East General Hospital would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
John BARRY, 74: Wine, women and a hint of danger
Tavern owner was the life of the party
But he also kept a gun under his pillow
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
There are so many stories about John BARRY that you think they all can't be true. And maybe they aren't, but they could be -- and that, in the end, is the whole point of knowing somebody like him.
His life was the stuff of movies -- the slick, finger-snapping movies of the past, where the drinks flowed and the smoke from the ever-present cigarettes rose, Bogey style, in smooth concentric circles from the corner of the mouth. The women were broads, showpieces in tight skirts and tighter angora sweaters; the men sat at their regular tables, doing deals, not all of them legal, as the sax player wailed.
But this was no celluloid romp with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the rest of the rat-pack reprobates. This was all happening in Toronto, at John Duck's Tavern, an Etobicoke watering hole by the lake since 1866, when ex-British soldier John DUCK opened an inn for stagecoach traffic.
After BARRY bought the place in 1963, it became a clubhouse for men who, like BARRY, preferred to sit with their backs to the wall. Bikers came there; so did off-duty cops. There were days the parking lot was filled with cars bearing Michigan licence plates, belonging to the men in thousand-dollar suits up from Detroit for business meetings in BARRY's upstairs office.
Aulden GELDART was the John Duck bouncer and club manager for 16 years. At 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, he had the bulk and chops to be able to evict a whole posse of Vagabond bikers from the place. But he said he hated that his boss often packed a gun. "John always carried a semi-automatic, always in the back of his belt, and when he went to bed at night it was under his pillow," he said.
For safety, BARRY had underground parking for his Caddy; he also had a pair of dogs -- variously described as Doberman, American bull terrier or Bouvier, but big dogs, at least 150 pounds each, GELDART said -- that cost him $1,200 each. Most remember one called Boomer.
There were always whispers BARRY might have been a made man, a wise guy, even a hit man. GELDART said there were plenty of Toronto cops "after" BARRY, but his ex-boss was too smart for them. Former police chief William McCORMACK was a homicide investigator in those days and he said he'd remember if BARRY were involved in anything illegal. He doesn't, so it's likely BARRY wasn't.
"I always thought that talk was a lot of bulls -- -," said Rory ROBERTSON, who tended bar between 1969 and 1972. "But John knew a lot of people and I used to think some of them were rounders."
The only thing that most of his Friends and customers cared about was that BARRY -- who died November 12 at the age of 74 -- was a charming guy, a fun guy, the ultimate party guy.
He was a regular at Bardi's Steak House downtown. After hours, he and his boys would take over a private room at Gatsby's on Church St. Every night, it was red wine, and rum and Coke. Every night, it was steak, rare, with a side order of mushrooms. Every night, no one else ever got to pick up the cheque. Maybe that's why someone dubbed him "the old guy," but he liked it and the moniker stuck, even though he was only seven years older than ROBERTSON.
With his wife May and three children safely stashed away in Brampton, BARRY lived upstairs at John Duck's, also the scene of many a party.
"It was a typical bachelor pad," said his daughter Shandra BARRY. "Black leather. Red carpet. Party Central. It was his private club. The joke was that if the apartment door was locked, you don't knock, you don't interrupt the party going on inside."
Women loved him -- not just because he was movie-star handsome and charming and had that glint in his eye, but also because he was a lover who listened as if they were the only person in the world.
The man was charismatic, a great host who transformed the Humber House -- the name of the tavern when BARRY bought it -- into a modern-day legend, the watering hole of celebrities, including CFRB's long-time morning man, Wally CROUTER, country musician Gordie Tapp and the star athletes of the day. The Argos were regulars; so was coach Leo Cahill and three Miami Dolphins players he lured north to a new football league he tried to start, a couple of boxing champs and some Leafs.
The place was known for its Saturday jazz. "If you weren't inside by noon, you couldn't get a seat," ROBERTSON said. The late and hard-living Toronto Sun columnist, Paul RIMSTEAD, often sat at the drums; Diamond Lil from the Skyline Hotel would belt out the songs.
One day ROBERTSON noticed three guys coming in the door who turned out to be members of The Drifters, of Under the Boardwalk fame, and they did a turn at the mike.
"I don't know how much John knew about music, but he liked the way we talked, acted and the atmosphere we created. He liked fun. He wanted to be around, laughing and scratching, baby," said Bruce JAMES, who used to play the sax on those Saturday afternoons.
BARRY was born into one of the leading families of Sudbury; his father was in real estate and politics, made and lost three fortunes and died a very wealthy man, according to Jonquil FURSE, BARRY's sister. When BARRY was about 10 years old, he decided he didn't like attending Scollard Hall, a private school in North Bay, so he hired a taxi to take him home to Sudbury. His father paid the bill.
"John was very electric," FURSE said. "He was a chameleon, into everything, then off."
He was also her favourite brother, who took her fiancé, George FURSE, aside the day they were to be married in a very haute Westmount ceremony and told the astonished groom that if he ever laid a hand on his favourite baby sister, he'd "bust me up bad."
"He was very Runyonesque," George FURSE said, recalling how BARRY then pulled out a massive roll of money -- "I'd never seen that before except in the movies" -- and counted out four $100 bills from the top. "This oughta help you on the honeymoon," he barked.
"He was playing the part," his sister insisted.
After short stints in Sudbury as a miner and owner-operator of a gas station, BARRY hit the States, where his family believes he worked as a boxing promoter and a front man booking gigs for black singers and groups.
Later he owned a Mimico film studio, a limousine company and the company that booked all of the big acts into the Canadian National Exhibition's Grandstand shows.
His daughter Shandra said she remembers being driven in one of her father's limos to meet The Monkees backstage; other acts he brought to Toronto included Sonny and Cher, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, The Jackson Five, The Osmonds and Johnny Cash.
BARRY never stopped making deals. For awhile he owned a gold mine in British Columbia and a company called Iomech Ltd., and held patents for various water purification systems. Every Sunday, when he would drive to Brampton to see his family, he'd take them out for a drive to look at the latest country estate or property he was going to move them to.
"My mother just laughed. Every week it was a new place, a new deal," Shandra said. "He was the wildest ride in the amusement park."
All three children came to work at John Duck's after their mother died in 1979, and Shandra and her brother Jon were there March 5, 1988, when the party ended and BARRY closed the doors for the last time.
"He had it for 25 years; it was a huge part of his life," she said. "It was like a death in the family."
BARRY subsequently lived in several lofts around town, cutting out smoking and cutting down his drinking in later years, but he was diagnosed with esophagal cancer about a year ago. He didn't want people to know he was sick, and when he was hospitalized he didn't want people to visit him. Many did anyway.
His family is erecting a gravestone with the words "The Old Guy" and his favourite saying: "When I was here, I was here."

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
WRIGHT, John Leslie
(Born July 31, 1946 Newcastle, England)
After a long battle with illness, John L. WRIGHT passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Beloved husband of Maureen. Loving son of Jim and the late Ellen WRIGHT. Dearest father of Danny, Jacqueline and Don FERGUSON, Jamie and Lisa and Colleen and Scott ROBERTSON. Beloved Papa to Chelsea, Iain, Christopher, Jonathan, Taylor, Alexis and Victoria. He will be sadly missed by his brother Jim and his wife Eileen, his sister Lynne and her husband Jim CARLSON, his sister-in-law Donna and her husband Bill BARLOW, and their families. Friends may call at Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Road (north of Steeles Ave.), 905-456-8190, on Thursday, January 19th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A complete Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd. Interment to follow at Meadowvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to St. Elizabeth Health Care or Hospice of Peel as an expression of thanks for their support during this difficult time.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
MILLER, Dianne (née CROCKER)
Peacefully passed away on January 16, 2006 at home in her 58th year. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Sarah, Laura and her husband James McGRATH and Kyle. Cherished daughter to Margaret and the late Charles CROCKER. Dear sister of Brian CROCKER and her late sister Gail ROBERTSON. Family will receive Friends at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel" (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto) 416-267-4656, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, also from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday January 21, 2006 with a chapel service to follow at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to a Hospital Foundation of your choice would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
JARDINE, Rhoda
On Saturday, January 21, 2006 at St. Joseph's Villa in Dundas, Rhoda in her 88th year. Beloved mother of Jacquelyn and her husband Charles OXLEY and Paul. Dear grandmother of Charles, John, Julie and Malcolm. Beloved sister of Audrie, Lois and the late Bob ROBERTSON. Will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends. A Private Family Service was held on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600). The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of St. Joseph's Villa for their wonderful care and support. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place JARDINE on the subject line.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
ROBERTSON, Lucy
Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 28th, 2006. Sadly missed by her sisters Ruth (Bill) and Audrey. Fondly remembered by Mary-Lou (Roger), Bruce (Pauline), Heather (Butch), John, Wayne and their families. Visitation will be held at the Oakview Funeral Home (56 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville) on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 from 1-2 p.m. followed by a remembrance service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian National Institute for the Blind or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
HEATLEY, J. Robert
It is with profound grief that we anounce the death of Bob HEATLEY on Monday, January 30th, 2006. Bob leaves his beloved wife Betty ROBERTSON, his two greatly loved beautiful daughters Beth and Brenda; his loving step-sons Scott and Blaine ROBERTSON, daughter-in-law Michelle and his two special granddaughters Jessica and Katrina. Bob also leaves to mourn him his first wife Marilyn, brother Jim HEATLEY and his wife Helen, his sister Jane BURNS and her husband Doug and several nephews and nieces. Bob was born in Toronto on April 19th, 1948; worked as a corporate lawyer for both Crown Life and Foresters. After 25 years in Law, he found a new career serving his pet-loving customers at his Pet Valu Store at Bayview and Merton. Besides his family, Bob had a great passion for music. The many hours he spent singing in the Christ Church Deer Park choir brought him true joy. Betty, his family and Friends will greatly miss Bob's compassion, his dry wit, and the loving attention and care he gave to them. Bob We Love You A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario (416-920-5211) on Saturday, February 4th, at 3 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
ROBERTSON, Roberta Eileen
Died peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Toronto General Hospital. Roberta was born on January 29th, 1931, in Toronto, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late John Cumming ROBERTSON. Loving mother of John MacDonald ROBERTSON (Bettina) and Ian Cumming ROBERTSON (Melinda.) Loving grandmother of Montana, Alexis, Hunter, Addie and Jake. Dear sister of Heather MILROY (Burns) and Sharon GIBSON. Aunt of Scott, Andrea, Jeffery, John, Pattie, William and Lisa. Roberta will be dearly missed by her family and many warm and wonderful Friends from her bridge group and The Lambton Golf and Country Club. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th and from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 5th. A service of remembrance will be held in the chapel on Monday, February 6th at 11 a.m. If desired, donations in Roberta's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2B1.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-15 published
WILLIS, Winifred " Peggy" (née BATH)
Peacefully at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Street Site, Toronto on Monday, February 13, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years John WILLIS. Loving mother of daughter Elizabeth and her husband Mark KHOKHAR of Mississauga and son David and his partner Shirley ROBERTSON of Uxbridge; cherished grandmother of Sarah and Ali KHOKHAR. Predeceased by her brother Donald BATH. The family will receive Friends at the Hulse and English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, 905-684-6346, on Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 12 to 2 p.m. with service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
DUNN, Chantel Daniellia
Sadly, on the 7th day of February 2006, at age 19. Beloved daughter of Sandra "Sharon" WALTERS and Mavric "Tony" DUNN. Loving sister of Jovan and Theodore. Cherished granddaughter of Uda SAMUELS and B.G. DUNN and Berniece and Simeon WALTERS and great-granddaughter of Olive ROBERTSON. A shining person in life and a continuing legacy, Chantel will infinitely be missed and lovingly be remembered by her many family and Friends as their "Angel". Her spirit, determination, compassion and grace touched many lives and will continue to inspire all who knew and loved her. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. A Celebration of Chantel's Life will be held at Praise Cathedral Worship Centre, 6785 Millcreek Drive (west of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Saturday, February 18, 2006 promptly at 11: 00 a.m. A final viewing time prior to the service will be held from 9-10: 30 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. In lieu of floral arrangements, the family kindly requests that a donation be made to the Chantel Dunn Trust Fund at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - Branch 03722 - Attn: Diane. Friends are also asked to bring a single white rose to honour Chantel's innocence and spirit which will later be placed at her grave. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
MENZIES, Viola " Vie"
Of Guys Hill, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the age of 93, at the York Central Hospital. Loving mother to Jack MENZIES, Dolores (Tots) McINTOSH, Norma Chin YEE, Elsie McINTOSH, Dionne ROBERTSON, Patrick MENZIES, Everald MENZIES, Veronica ANDRADE, Marjorie VALERE, Alice DEMERCADO and Marion MENZIES. Also missed by brothers-in-law Rudy McINTOSH, Winston ROBERTSON, Earle McINTOSH, John ANDRADE, Steve VALERE and Maurice FORD, daughters-in-law Ruth MENZIES, Cathy MENZIES and Norma MENZIES, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Mary's Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (Yonge and Major Mackenzie). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the York Central Hospital Foundation, in memory of Viola MENZIES.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
ROBINSON, Carol Lynn
After a valiant struggle with lung disease, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill. Carol ROBINSON, in her 45th year, beloved wife of John. Loved and devoted mother of Lyndsee. Dear sister of Dennis ROBERTSON, Ann SWEENEY and Mary Pat REEVES. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 17th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
ROBERTSON, William A.
"Robbie" passed away on March 13th, 2006 at the Tony Stacey Veteran's Centre, Highland Creek, Ontario. He was a long-time resident of east Toronto. During his younger years he was an accomplished hockey and baseball athlete and later in life served for many years as an official and umpire with the Canadian Legion Baseball Association in Scarborough, Ontario. Robbie was a proud member of the Agincourt Kinsman Club for over a quarter of a century, during which time he maintained a perfect attendance record. He had an outstanding war record with the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying two tours of duty in Halifax and Liberator bombers as part of 426 squadron. With the advent of peace he continued his air force career as a sports officer at various air force bases, including Royal Canadian Air Force Trenton. He is survived by his daughter Katherine, son Robert and brother Gardner; he was predeceased by his wife Mildred. Special appreciation is extended to his daughter Kathy for her very dedicated care during his extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Shepherd Avenue East, Toronto, at 12: 00 noon, Friday, March 17th, with visitation from 11: 00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Legion, c/o Ontario Command, 218 Richmond Street West, Toronto, or any other charity of choice, as a tribute to Robbie's service with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-20 published
ROBERTSON, Margaret (née HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON)
With great sadness, the family regrets to announce the passing of Margaret on Saturday, March 18, 2006 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Sharon and Glenn. Dear grandmother of Ashley and Nicole. Dear sister of Ella SIBBALD and Phyllis LAING of Scotland. Mrs. ROBERTSON is resting at the funeral home of Skinner and Middlebrook Ltd., 128 Lakeshore Rd. E. (1 block west of Hurontario St.), Mississauga (Parking off Ann St.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
ROBERTSON, Isabel (née REID)
On Monday, March 27, 2006, at home, at Garden Terrace, Ottawa. Beloved wife of the late Daniel ROBERTSON. Loving mother of Sinclair WARDROP, Martha DAVIS, and James ROBERTSON and his wife Lori. Dear grandmother of Alison, Craig, Bob, Christine, Stuart and Graham. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Toronto.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
BULMER, Mary (née WATSON)
Peacefully on Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, in her 73rd year. Mary BULMER of Orillia, beloved wife and sadly missed by husband Mal for over 50 years. Cherished mother of Doug (Sue) and Martin (Janie). Loving nana of Kelli, Jeffrey, Kristi, Jamie, Trevor and Sarah. Dear sister of Bette (Donald) WILEY of St. Catharines, sister-in-law of Myrna WATSON of Rama and Willy ROBERTSON of Rexdale. Survived by her nieces and nephews Linda, Laurie, Sandra, Karen, David, Gregory, Jamie, Wendy, Craig and Gordon. Predeceased by brother Walter, sister Margaret and daughter Debbie. Cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives will be received at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memeorial service will take place in the chapel on Sunday afternoon, April 2nd at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
MacKAY, Ellen Agnes
In her 94th year, Ellen Mackay passed away, on March 31, 2006, in the Palliative Care Unit at Toronto East General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Angus MacKAY, loving mother of Jean MacDONALD and Grace WANNAN. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Alison MacDONALD, Lesley MacDONALD (Dan DOWNEY), Daphne DONAHUE (Brian,) David WANNAN (Tracey ROBERTSON,) Kate SIRETT (Ken,) and Blair WANNAN. Loving great-grandmother of Antonia and Elly MacDONALD, Eryn and Emma DOWNEY, Grace DONAHUE and Makenzie WANNAN. A special thank you to the staff at the Palliative Care Unit. A Service for the family was held Sunday, April 2nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Toronto East General Hospital or the Cancer Society.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
BARNSTAPLE, Edgar Leon
The family of Edgar BARNSTAPLE sadly announces his passing at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Arthur, on Monday, April 3, 2006, in his 97th year. Edgar, and his late wife Gertrude SECORD, farmed north of Rockwood until 1966 before retiring into Rockwood. Brother of Gladys BURGIN of Claremont, Vida McCARRON of Milton, Bruce and his wife Evelyn BARNSTAPLE of Etobicoke and brother-in-law of Ethel BARNSTAPLE of Brampton. Predeceased by brothers Jack, Gordon, Wm. Percy, Stan and Ernie. Also mourned by many nieces and nephews and especially dear Friends, Leona and Denzel HEIGHT and Christine ROBERTSON. Friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday, April 8, 2006, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral service will commence at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Blue Springs Funeral Home 12 Church Street East, Acton 519-853-2399

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
WILSON, Barbara Jean (ROBERTSON)
At Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Tuesday, April 4, 2006; Barbara ROBERTSON, in her 66th year; loving wife of Donald loved mom of Dort, Don, and Murray; cherished aunt of David and his wife Maria, Scott and his wife Jan, and Donna. Barbara will be sadly missed by her other relatives and many Friends. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville, (519) 941-1392 on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 1 hour prior to service time. As expressions of sympathy donations to Headwaters Health Care Centre would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
TURNER, William Stanley
(Formerly of C.P.S.A.)
Passed away, on Thursday, April 6, 2006, William (Bill) TURNER in his 76th year. Beloved husband for 52 years of Fiona (nee ROBERTSON.) Dear father of Stephen (deceased,) Susan of Oshawa, and Neill TURNER of Milton. Sadly missed by daughters-in-law Elaine and Christine TURNER. Grandfather to Brittany and Sarah, Erin, Alex and Allison. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ian and Phyl ROBERTSON and cousins Heather and Peter CHESTER and Robin and Jane TURNER and families in the United Kingdom. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
FRANKFORD, Emma Margaret (1975-2006)
Died on April 20, 2006. Emma was loved by all who knew her. She was the cherished partner of Mick BEAUMONT, beloved daughter of Edwina FRANKFORD, Robert FRANKFORD and Helen Breslauer, "little sister" of Rachael FRANKFORD, and her husband Eduardo GARIBAY and Elizabeth MacKAY and her husband Roddy MacKAY, adored aunt to Malcolm and Lila MacKAY and Sebastian and Olivia Emma Frankford GARIBAY, niece of Jean HARKER, Christine PACEY, Wendy TEALE, John HARKER, Gordon HARKER, Colin MERCER and Fiona ROBERTSON, cousin of Paul MERCER and his wife Melissa WOODLEY, and Simon MERCER, granddaughter of the late Muriel and Reg HARKER and the late Margaret and Walter FRANKFORD, and lifelong friend of Adrienne RECKNAGEL and Jessica Smallwood PERRATON. Emma will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and Friends. Friends will be received at The Cardinal Funeral Homes, "Earle Elliott" Chapel (715 Dovercourt Rd - Ossington subway, Delaware exit) on Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. in the chapel followed by a reception at another location to be announced at the service. Emma's ashes will be laid to rest at a later date. Thank you to the many nurses and doctors who cared for Emma during this very difficult year. Emma loved to read, she loved children, and she cared about people. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto Public Library Foundation (789 Yonge Street, Toronto Ontario, M4W 2G8 or call 416-393-7123) which helps to provide books for children and adults. A later celebration of Emma's life is being planned. If you would like to receive information about it, please e-mail: emmafrankfordcelebration@hotmail.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
ROBERTSON, Gladys (formerly HARFORD)
At Scarborough General Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2006. Glady, wife of the late Bill HARFORD and the late John ROBERTSON. Loving mother of Carol (John PETTEY,) Allen HARFORD (Sandy) and Dennis HARFORD (Dianne.) Dear sister of Rose HARRISON. Step-mother of John, Art and Vivian. Lovingly remembered by her 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service and committal in our Chapel on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
FINLAY, Margaret
Died at Extendicare Halton Hills on April 20th, 2006 in her ninety-third year. Beloved wife of the late Stanley FINLAY. Lovingly remembered by her children, Barbara and John (Arlene) and her grandchildren, Carol (Kyle), Peter and Bob. Sister of Donald HUMBERSTONE (Marilyn), the late Louis HUMBERSTONE, the late Helen HYDE, and the late Claire ROBERTSON. Sadly missed by her dear friend Janet SCHENK who helped brighten her two years at Extendicare and by many relatives and Friends. Visitation at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown 905-877-3631, on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 from 10-11: 00 a.m., followed by the funeral service in the chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
ROBERTSON, Roy Sinclair
Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry, at age 97. Roy ROBERTSON of Port Perry, beloved husband for nearly 70 years to the late Ethel (née DAVIDSON.) Loved father of Sinclair ROBERTSON, and Mary Lou and her husband Jim BURNETT all of Port Perry. Loving grandfather of John ROBERTSON (Karen), Anna Robertson (Robert KROONENBERG), George BURNETT (Laurie,) David BURNETT (Kristy,) and the late Robert BURNETT (Kim) and great grandfather of 10. Dear brother of the late Grant ROBERTSON. The family of Roy ROBERTSON will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, April 28th from 1-3 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Private interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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