ROCAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-17 published
McPHEDRAN, Mabel (December 18, 1924-May 15, 2006)
Perhaps the rigours of Mabel's early loss of her father on the harsh Saskatchewan prairie gave her the seemingly indomitable will to live that brought her through two open heart surgeries and other serious operations, with her flair for life. Felled by a sudden, massive stroke in April, Mabel defied predictions and remained lucid to say dignified and humorous good-byes to many beloved Friends and family members. She was in a coma for a time then slipped away near midnight on May 15, British Columbia time. Survived by her cherished husband of 62 years, John Alexander McPHEDRAN (Jack) - who excited, challenged and loved her passionately to her final days, as Mom and Nana, she will be missed by her daughters Marilou (Darryl PECK,) grand_sons Jonathan and David McPhedran WAITZER, Betty Ann (Don ROCAN), Edith Mae (Brian JOHNSON), granddaughters Chelsey and Alexandra McPHEDRAN. Beautiful to the end, Mabel's rich history with Jack began in high school in Stonewall, Manitoba, continued in the cramped World War 2 veterans' trailer park at Guelph University where Mabel worked as a secretary to support Jack's veterinary studies, and then in Neepawa, Manitoba where Mabel co-managed Jack's large animal practice, shared his love of flying, volunteered in Air Cadets and the International Association of Parliamentarians, raised their three daughters, oversaw a quirky menagerie of pets and played golf, a long-loved sport she continued in subsequent homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. To allow Friends and family to plan to attend if possible, a celebration of Mabel's life will be held at a later date.

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ROCCA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
WALL, Malcolm " MAC" Taylor
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, October 1, 2006 Malcolm (Mac) Taylor WALL of Exeter in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Maria (OUWENS) WALL. Dear father and father-in-law of Karen and Tom RYAN of Brampton, Beverly and Mario ROCCA of Pottageville, Lorne WALL and Laurie NOWALKOSKI of North York. Loving grandfather of Jeanette, Jason and Laurie; Paul and Michele, David and Laurel; and Daniella. Great-grandfather of Brandon Kailyn and Sarah. Predeceased by his brother Henry and sisters Olive and Myrtle. Mac will be sadly missed by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren. "We love you Daddy". Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Alun THOMAS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A Legion service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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ROCCASALVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
MAUCERI, Concetta (née ROCCASALVA)
At the Humber Finch Hospital on Sunday, January 1, 2006. Concetta, beloved wife of the late Giovanni. Mother of Joe (Florence), Sam (Eleanor), Frances (the late Armido CERATO), Paul (Rosa), Marie (Peter PLOUSKAS.) Grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Relatives and Friends may call at the Funeral Home of O'Connor Bros., 1871 Danforth Ave., Toronto (2 blocks west of Woodbine subway station) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Brigid's Church (located at the corner of Glebemount Ave. and Wolverleigh Blvd.) on Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Supervised parking at the funeral home.

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ROCCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
VESCIO, Anthony
Passed away peacefully at Villa Colombo, on January 27, 2006 at the age of 97 years. Beloved brother to the late Francesco VESCIO, Nicolina ROBERTO, and Angelina ROCCO. He will be greatly missed by many nephews and nieces. Friends and relatives will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Homes Ltd., 2960 Dufferin St. (two streets south of Lawrence Ave.), on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 4-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Borromeo Church (811 Lawrence Avenue West), on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. Entombment to follow in Prospect Cemetery. (St. Clair Ave. W., east of Caledonia). Donations to the Giant Steps Foundation would be appreciate by family.

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ROCHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-01 published
ROCHA, Valdemar Azevedo (December 15, 1920-December 30, 2005)
Of Borden Street. Visitation 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Ryan & Odette Funeral Home, 1498 Dundas St. W., at Dufferin, Toronto. Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Helen's Church to Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. ROCHA, who died at home, was predeceased by daughter Joyce Margaret PETRINI, and is survived by: wife Esmeralda; children Luciano Valdemar ROCHA (Lucia), Edward Manuel ROCHA (Vicki RIIHIMAKI), Luciana Fatima BOSCO, " Sasha and Angelo PETRINI;" grandchildren great-grandchildren. Parking is no problem- simply enter from Dufferin, just north of Dundas.

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ROCHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
DA ROCHA, Therese (née BARRADAS)
Peacefully, at Markham-Stouffville Hospital, in her 81st year, on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Loving wife of the late Octavio DA ROCHA. Devoted mother of Antonio (deceased,) Linda (Robert LITTLE,) Regina (Robert CHAN,) Andrea (Norman STEINHAUSER,) Jose (Joanne WILSON,) Fernanda (Basil LEE.) Avo to Dennis, Mark, Alison, Carl, Derek, Michelle, Peter, Jacqueline, Amanda, Cristina, Adam, Anthony, and Alex. Sister to Ilma, Mickey, and Bruno. Special thanks to Annie for her loving care. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Road), Markham, on Friday, visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Patrick, 5633 Highway 7, Markham. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated.

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ROCHA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
ROCHA, Palmira Martins Gomes
Peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of the late Manuel ROCHA, mother and mother-in-law of Joe and Joan, Albert and Tracy, and Mari and Herb, and Vóvó of Andrew, Sara, Morgan and Tanner. Family and Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way, 905-279-7663) on Tuesday, April 25 from 5-9 p.m. and attend a Prayer Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m., followed by interment at Saint Mary's Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Peel (905-278-3667) would be appreciated.

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ROCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-13 published
LARSEN, Helen Mary (née ZETTEL)
Of Walkerton, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, in her 94th year. Loving mother of Doug and Tüna of England, Sandra and Jim ROCHE of London, C. David and Jody of Guelph, John and Gert of Kincardine and mother-in-law of Erma LARSEN of Walkerton. Cherished grandmother of twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by husband Carl, son Roger, two sisters, seven brothers and parents Alphonse and Julia (MONTAG) ZETTEL. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Friday 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Catholic Women's League service at 2: 30 p.m. parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. and Knights of Columbus rosary at 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Walkerton. Memorial donations to the Walkerton and District Health Services Foundation or the Sacred Heart Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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ROCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
HUNT, James Richard " Jim," " Shaky"
Passed away suddenly at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on March 8, 2006, in his 80th year. Jim is survived by his loving wife and companion of 54 years, Caroline (CROUCHER,) and their four children, Cally of Toronto, Rod and Catherine (ROCHE) of Oakville, Kathryn and John CREELMAN of Mono and Andrew and Gillian (HOFMEYR) of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dearly missed by his grandchildren, Ben HUNT, Billy and Cally HUNT, Katie CREELMAN, and Aidan and Ella HUNT. Survived by his brothers, Donald and his wife Helen of Florida, and John and his wife Joan of Grand Bend. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Jim entered the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of seventeen and graduated from the first journalism class at the University of Western Ontario (1948). Jim had a long and distinguished career in sports journalism and had the pleasure of covering most major sporting events including; Stanley Cups, Superbowls, World Series, Olympic Games, Golf Majors and 50 consecutive Grey Cups. He was the recipient of many awards including the Canadian Football League Commissioner's Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of football in Canada, the Sports Media Canada Achievement Award (the Canadian Arm of the International Sports Writers Association), and the Alumni Honour Roll from the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He was the author of several books, including his memoirs "All Work and All Play". Family wish to thank Dr. Ron TAILOR/TAYLOR for his devoted care, and the current and former staff of the Toronto Sun Sports Department for their Friendship and support. 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 Monday, March 13th. A memorial service will be held on March 14th at 11 o'clock in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If desired, donations in memory of James may be made to Street Haven at the Crossroads, 87 Pembroke Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2N9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2.

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ROCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-19 published
POLLARD, George William (1913-2006)
Passed from death into life at Riverbend Place, Galt, September 17, 2006. Beloved husband for 69 years of May (née ROCHE,) also of Riverbend Place, Galt. Beloved father of Brian (Gail) of Ibiza, Spain, Judith (Rev. John SMITH), Hamilton, Ontario, and Janice (Robert ROWE,) Kingston, Ontario. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Ernest POLLARD and his wife Bessie, the late Gladys and the late Walter BASAINT_Grandfather and great-grandfather of Nieves POLLARD (Gaston DEZA) and their daughter Jazmin of Ibiza, Spain, Hayley Smith POST (Isaac) of Washington, D.C., Drew SMITH, Hamilton, Jock SMITH, Hamilton, Travis (Susan) ROWE and their sons Miles and Everett of Aurora, Ben (Colleen) ROWE and their daughters Peyton and Katie of Belleville, Olivia and Jeff OVENS of Kingston. George was born in Preston, Ontario in 1913 to Catherine (née GATEHOUSE) and George POLLARD. In his infancy, the family returned to England (Fenny Stratford, Bucks) and returned to Preston ten years later. He was well known as a middle distance runner in his young years in Waterloo County. He served with the Highland Light Infantry during World War 2 as an Officer (The Battle of the Scheldt). After the War, he joined the Ministry of Correctional Services. He served as one of Ontario's first Adult Probation Officers, then institutions in Galt, Guelph Reformatory and was Superintendent of Brookside School in Cobourg for 20 years. They retired in Preston. He was a lifelong member of King Street Baptist Church in Preston and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cobourg for many years. His was a life well-lived. Our dad and grandfather will be greatly missed. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2nd Timothy 4.7 A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario at 1 o'clock, with a reception to follow at Riverbend Place with May and her family. Memorial donations may be made to the King Street Baptist Church, 361 King Street East, Cambridge, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Barthel Funeral Home (519) 653-3251. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com.

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ROCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
ROCHE, Mary Robbins (1923-2006)
Passed away, peacefully, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Predeceased by her beloved husband Marcel. Loving mother of Frank, Michelle TOMINS (John,) and Denise GIESBRECHT (David.) Grandmother of Carrie (Kevin), Leisha and Eric. Great-grandmother of Sasha and Ayja. Mary will also be missed by her many Friends, old and new. Friends are invited to share their memories of Mary with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo, on Sunday, January 22, 2006 from 2-4 p.m., where Parish Prayers will be held at 3: 45 p.m. A morning prayer service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 9: 45 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 173 Lourdes Street West, Waterloo, at 10: 30 a.m. with Reverend Edward SHERIDAN as celebrant. A private family interment will take place in Duffin Meadows Cemetery, Pickering at a later date. In Mary's memory, donations may be made to the Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation, or to a charity of choice and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445

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ROCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
ALLAN, James " Jim"
Suddenly on Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 at the Georgetown Hospital. Jim ALLAN, in his 57th year, beloved husband of Margaret and loving father of Paul, April and Billie Jo. Proud grandfather of Amber, Vanessa and Alexandra. Loved son of Jim and Agnes of Etobicoke. Dear brother of Connie VALENTINE, son-in-law of Bill and Bernice OSTRANDER of Georgetown and brother-in-law of Frank and Carolyn ROCHE of Georgetown and Paul and Shirley McCALLUM of Georgetown. 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 Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 4th at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com.

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ROCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
ROCHE, Margaret
Passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2006. Predeceased by her sisters Lorraine and Evelyn; Margie is survived by her sisters Maisie and Vi and brother Bill. Loving mother of Bill, Joe (Sharon), Don (Diane), Bob, Rick, Donna (Bill), and Carol (Dave). Proud grandmother of twenty-one grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto (416-441-1580) on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, March 6th at 11 a.m. with interment to follow. Special thanks for the loving care by all 3rd floor nurses and P.S.W.'s of Trilogy Long Term Care.

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ROCHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
HUNT, James Richard " Jim," " Shaky"
Passed away suddenly, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, on March 8, 2006, in his 80th year. Jim is survived by his loving wife and companion of 54 years, Caroline (CROUCHER,) and their four children, Cally of Toronto, Rod and Catherine (ROCHE) of Oakville, Kathryn and John CREELMAN of Mono, and Andrew and Gillian (HOFMEYR) of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dearly missed by his grandchildren, Ben HUNT, Billy and Cally HUNT, Katie CREELMAN, and Aidan and Ella HUNT. Survived by his brothers, Donald and his wife Helen of Florida, and John and his wife Joan of Grand Bend. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Jim entered the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of seventeen and graduated from the first journalism class at the University of Western Ontario (1948). Jim had a long and distinguished career in sports journalism and had the pleasure of covering most major sporting events including: Stanley Cups, Superbowls, World Series, Olympic Games, Golf Majors and 50 consecutive Grey Cups. He was the recipient of many awards including the Canadian Football League Commissioner's Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of football in Canada, the Sports Media Canada Achievement Award (the Canadian Arm of the International Sports Writers Association), and the Alumni Honour Roll from the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He was the author of several books, including his memoirs "All Work and All Play". Family wish to thank Dr. Ron TAILOR/TAYLOR for his devoted care, and the current and former staff of the Toronto Sun Sports Department for their Friendship and support. 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 Monday, March 13th. A Memeorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 11 o'clock at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 1399 Bayview Avenue, Toronto. If desired, donations in memory of James may be made to Street Haven at the Crossroads, 87 Pembroke Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2N9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2.

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ROCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-20 published
McDANIEL, James Christian
Born March 27, 1918 Peacefully at home, June 18, 2006, after a Father's Day dinner with family and Friends and not without his daily cigar and glass of wine. Beloved husband of Carol Ann McDANIEL. Brother to Winnifred McDANIEL. Loving father to Marc, Sandra (Les), Michelle, Valerie (Bill) and Grant (Judy). Grandfather to Hudson, James-David and Gabriella McDANIEL; Owen and Evan STIBBARD; Gabriel, Lindsay, Jackie, Bonnie, Laura and Leslie ROCHER. Jim began his career in 1934, in the heart of the "depression" as a telegraph messenger with what was then known as the Canadian National Telegraph Company. Jim rose through the ranks to become head of Sales and was at the heart of the last century's technology revolution from Morse code through to fibre optics. During the 1970s and 1980s, Jim was a pioneer in the way he acted as Chief Customer Advocate in television commercials - for what had come to be known as CNCP Telecommunications - becoming Mr. CNCP. Later in the 1990s, after a brief retirement, Jim agreed to become a member of the senior management team at Unitel Communications, where he contributed his powers of persuasion and national presence to the effort to bring competition to Canada's long distance telephony market. Jim served his country in World War 2 as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force telecommunications section of the Canadian Joint Mission in Washington D.C. Jim had a life long commitment to fitness and fellowship and enjoyed nothing more than rising at dawn to be with his Friends at the Cambridge Club and golfing with those that were close to him at The Toronto Hunt Club. Winter escapes to Florida with family and Friends were cherished right to the end. He will be forever in our hearts and prayers. Visitation will be at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Avenue, on Wednesday, June 21 between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be at St. Paul's Basilica on Thursday, June 22, at 10: 00 a.m.

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ROCHFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
ORR, Bruce Derek (1926-2006)
Died February 5, as the result of a stroke on January 27. He is sadly missed by his wife Marion (CHRISTIANI) in Port Credit, children Marilyn ROCHFORD (Ron), Richard, and Jim (Charmaine), grandchildren Jeff GROSS and Michelle GROSS, and beloved brother Richard ORR and his wife Helen of Wolfville, Nova Scotia and their family. Bruce will be remembered happily for his wit and wonderful sense of humour. He was born in London, Ontario and highschooled at Albert College in Belleville. He served in the Canadian Infantry Corps. His accounting career took him to Hamilton with the Income Tax Deptarment. Then he worked in Hamilton and Toronto with Peller, Carling, Canadian and Molson Breweries. Bruce enjoyed his retirement years by travelling and "tracking" the old rail lines in Ontario. He loved photography, his model railway and was a very talented pianist and organist. Cremation has taken place. Donations can be made to the Stroke Unit at Trillium Health Centre, 100 Queensway W., Mississauga. Family and Friends will celebrate his life at a later date.

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ROCHOLL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-31 published
WAGNER, Rudolph " Gandolph"
Died peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Hospital October 29, 2006, in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Erika ROCHOLL of London. Gandolph will be fondly remembered by Terry and Mike and their children, Fred and Beth and their children and Helga and Vince and their children. Dear brother of Henry and wife Clair of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Alma of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Magdaline (sgm) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Eleanor of Regina, Saskatchewan. Dear brother-in-law of Beth of Regina, Saskatchewan and Peggy of Lethbridge, Alberta. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by loving brother William (Bill) and Anton (Tony), sister Matilda and her husband Bob and brother-in-law Edward FINK. Friends may call on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. George Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Friday, November 3, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3R6 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 and would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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ROCHON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
Cop shot dead in Windsor
Two 18-year-olds are arrested after gunfire is exchanged in a Mac's Milk parking lot.
By Canadian Press, Sat., May 6, 2006
Windsor -- Residents here were stunned yesterday after witnessing a daylight shootout in a residential neighbourhood that ended with a veteran plainclothes police officer lying dead on a sidewalk and two teens in custody.
The victim was 37-year-old Const. John ATKINSON, a 14-year veteran of the force and a father of a six-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son.
ATKINSON was on duty when he spotted some suspicious men at a Mac's Milk convenience store and went into action, said Windsor Police Chief Glenn STANNARD.
He was struck by a bullet, but was able to return fire before the suspects ran off. Police later arrested two 18-year-old Windsor men. They have not yet been charged.
STANNARD said the community and police are outraged by the shooting, which is like nothing they'd seen before.
"Although we have had in our history three officers killed as a result of car accidents, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first officer in the history of more than 120 years of the Windsor Police Service that an officer has been murdered," he said.
One of ATKINSON's close Friends informed his wife of the shooting, which happened shortly after 2 p.m.
STANNARD, Windsor Mayor Eddie FRANCIS and other members of the police force visited the officer's family.
"What do you say?" STANNARD said about speaking with ATKINSON's wife and two young children. "You do what your heart leads you with. It's a tragic thing. You share tears and you share hugs.
"The policing community, for those who don't know, is a very close-knit community and police officers were there and they'll share their times with the family."
The shooting unfolded before many witnesses, who were shocked by what they saw.
The owner of the Mac's Milk declined to comment on the shooting, saying she was worried for her life.
A store employee identified as Emma said she saw the two men in the parking lot when suddenly she heard gunfire.
"We heard gunshots and a guy was bleeding from his mouth, and then we were told he was a policeman," she said.
Dennis ROCHON said he was sitting on his balcony in a nearby apartment building when he heard three loud shots, which he first thought was a car backfiring. He went outside to investigate and saw the victim covered in blood and lying on the sidewalk.
"There was no movement," he said. "There was blood all over the place. It looked like he got shot in the throat and the side of the chest. You could tell he was dead."
A man, who identified himself only as Terry, said after the shooting, the victim stumbled for three or four metres before collapsing.
"He tried to get up and he fell again."
Lloyd MENARD, who was in the store at the time, said onlookers couldn't believe their eyes or their ears.
"At first, a couple of people thought they were just like poppers on the ground, but no, it was actually gunfire," he said. "My truck's got blood all over it, so those kids must have shot him right there."
One local resident said people in the city will likely be shaken up as they are not used to gun violence, despite their proximity to the United States.
"This is very rare indeed for Windsor," said Patty HANDYSIDES of Windsor radio station CKLW. " Even though we are right across the river from Detroit, gun crime is low in Windsor, and certainly death by gun is very, very rare."
At least eight elementary schools and one high school in the area were initially locked down in the shooting's aftermath, keeping as many as 3,400 students indoors. A nearby day-care centre was also put under lockdown.
By 5 p.m., all students were allowed to leave, although they were told not to walk home alone or stop and play, said Supt. Steve SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER of the Greater Essex County District school board.
Nearby residents were also advised to remain in their homes.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGUINTY released a statement last night in praise of ATKINSON and the work of all police officers.
"The loss of one of our officers is a tragedy for all of us. I don't know that there are words strong or eloquent enough to capture the courage it takes to put one's self in harm's way, in order to keep others safe," he said.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
SAMWAYS, Peter, Jr.
At his residence, on Sunday, October 1, 2006, Peter SAMWAYS, Jr. of London in his 45th year. Beloved son of Betty and the late Peter Barry SAMWAYS of London. Dear brother of Sharon and her husband Dean RIVARD of Grand Bend and Brenda SAMWAYS of London. Dear father of John ROCHON of Toronto and step-father of Dan, Rebecca and Amanda. Loving grandfather of Summer ROCHON. Dear uncle of Stephanie FERMAN, Lindsay GRAHAME and Kyle McKENNAN. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Pastor David TIGANI officiating. Cremation and interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Peter SAMWAYS.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-06 published
ROCHON- BURNETT, Suzanne
With her daughter and several close Friends at her side at the Welland County General Hospital, Suzanne began her journey to the spiritual world on Sunday, April 2, 2006. Elders Dave LABBE and Joe PACQUETTE performed an intimate and private traditional ceremony to guide her spirit in her passage to the Creator. Cherished mother and best friend of Michele-Elise (Bill) Burnett REICH. Loving Mamie of Zandre and William. A proud Métis of Mic Mac descent, Suzanne was a friend and mentor to many in the Niagara Region, Toronto, Montreal and from coast to coast across Canada. She will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew her. At Suzanne's request, cremation has taken place. A traditional ceremony and celebration of her life will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Pond Inlet, Brock University, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Scholarship Fund in memory of Maman Jeanne Hebert, with cheques payable to Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 9Z9. H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland, are in care of Suzanne's arrangements.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-21 published
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT, Broadcaster: (1935-2006)
Articulate, bilingual and passionate, she became the owner of a commercial radio station -- the first aboriginal to do so in Canada, writes Sandra MARTIN. It turned out to be a powerhouse enterprise
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT had more "firsts" in her life than most people have fingers. The first aboriginal woman to own and operate a commercial radio station and the first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame, she had many other achievements, including membership in the Orders of Ontario and Canada and an honorary doctorate from Brock University.
Articulate, bilingual and female, she was an obvious candidate for community and cultural boards in the postfeminist, multicultural, postconstitutional Canada of the 1980s and 1990s. What mattered, though, was what she brought to these privileged positions: passion, experience, advocacy, business acumen and commercial success as a broadcaster and the Chief Executive Officer of her own business.
Cultural advocate Nalini Stewart, who met her after both women were appointed to the Canada Council in 1998, remembers Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT quoting Métis leader Louis Riel at her first board meeting: "My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who will fuel their spirits."
This statement, which Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT repeated frequently, was like a mantra. "She was a very passionate advocate, but she was not strident," said Ms. Stewart, who credits Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT with pressing the council to hire more aboriginal arts officers. "She was always educating us… and I felt very enriched by all the things I learned from her."
"Suzanne was a grand lady who brought enormous pride to her people," said Tony BELCOURT, president of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Having known her since 1972, he said she was like a sister to him. "She met every challenge head-on, persevered and was successful in everything she touched -- in business, in the arts, in communications, public service and in life. She gave 110 per cent."
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT was born in the Laurentians, north of Montreal in the middle of the Depression, the only daughter and middle child of Achille Joseph and Jeanne Marie BURNETT (née FILLION.) She was proud of her Métis heritage, which she could trace back through both sides of her family. She loved to tell stories about how her grandmother made and sold hats to supplement her income after she was widowed in her 40s, with 12 children to raise and a farm to run. Her mother carried on the artisan tradition by designing sweaters, hiring local women to knit them and then selling the finished product to tourists. At 7, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT was hard at work as a courier, delivering wool to knitters and picking up the finished pieces to take back to her mother to assemble into sweaters.
Her parents sent her to boarding school at Pensionnat des Saint-Anges, a convent in Saint_Jérome, Quebec, where the nuns rapped her knuckles if she didn't attend to lessons or speak clearly in class. Decades later, she told an interviewer that her parents had warned her before she left home to keep her Indian blood a secret because "it doesn't show." She believed her parents were trying to protect her, but it left her "wondering what was wrong with it."
After the convent, she went to Proulx Business College to learn typing and shorthand. The job choices in her community in the 1950s were few: "The bank, the Bell, or the mill." She wasn't interested in the first two, so she applied for a job as a secretary, but the mill owner rejected her, saying she was too talented. According to Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT, he called her father and said, "don't let her work in this small town. It will bury her." Instead, the mill owner introduced Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT to the manager of CKJL-AM (now CJER-AM,) a radio station that had opened in Saint_Jerome in 1952. The manager was so impressed with her diction and pronunciation that he gave her a job.
Later, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT credited her knuckle-rapping nuns for getting her a start as a broadcaster. But it was her own drive, journalistic talents and easy charm that won her a job as host, producer and public relations director of the station when she was 19, a position she held for six years. During this time, she also repackaged some of her programs for other stations around the province, took night classes in public relations and marketing at McGill University, and began working as a freelance journalist in print as well as broadcast.
With her striking colouring -- pale skin and chestnut hair and dark eyes -- she also found work as a model, becoming "the face" of the Montreal Royals baseball team and appearing in commercials on television. She made the most of the hedonism of the 1960s travelling around Europe working as a freelance print and broadcast journalist, living for a time in Paris, where she was said to have stayed in Edith Piaf's apartment and made Friends with Jacques Brel, hooking up with Gypsies in Spain and acting in commercials for NBC in New York.
Back in Canada, she converted a Laurentian lodge into a successful art gallery. She sold the business after she met and married Gordon BURNETT, owner of CHOW-AM in Welland, Ontario, in 1967. They soon had a baby daughter, Michèle-Elise BURNETT. The family moved to St. Catharines, where Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT was a full-time mother and volunteer for several years. One day, after dropping her daughter at school, she was struck by the empty hours in her days. "I'm 40 years old. I'm going to be 60 one day and I'm going to turn around and say 'what have I done with my life,' " she told Niagara magazine in May, 2005.
She came up with Chansons à la Française, a program idea that she turned into a one-hour show on CHOW that quickly expanded into two, and then four hours. The Ontario Ministry of Culture sponsored its distribution to more than 20 AM and FM radio stations in the province. That led to frequent invitations to appear as a commentator on francophone and Québécois talent on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's Morningside, first when Harry Brown was a host and then with Don Harron.
In the recession of the early 1990s, her husband's AM radio station was gasping for survival. In 1995, she formed a company, R.B. Communications, and bought her husband's firm Wellport Broadcasting Ltd., and became the owner of a commercial radio station -- the first aboriginal to do so in this country. She was 60 years old and her husband was 75. Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT knew that having an FM frequency was essential for the station's success and she also knew that there was a licence for an FM frequency -- 97.1 -- available from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
"I looked at my mom and she looked at me and we said: 'Okay, let's go for it,'" said her daughter Michèle-Elise BURNETT, who was then 28 and in the business, having studied radio and television arts at Ryerson in Toronto. They won the licence in 1997, and launched a new format country music station they called Spirit 91.7 F.M. "It was a powerhouse," said Ms. BURNETT. "We became the second-most powerful station in the market, and very competitive."
Beginning in the 1980s, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT had begun sitting on the boards of community native and arts and culture organizations, including the Canadian Native foundation for the Arts, TVOntario, the Métis Nation of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts and Brock University. At one time, she was working on six major boards simultaneously.
About three years ago, Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT was having trouble breathing. She was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive scarring of the lungs that makes it increasingly difficult for them to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. There is no cure and treatment options are negligible. Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT applied for a lung transplant, but she was an unsuitable candidate. She sold the station in 2004, but continued her advocacy work. About a year ago, she and her husband, who had led separate lives for some time, separated. Their daughter said that the radio station was the last thing her parents had in common. After it was sold, they divorced.
Ms. ROCHON- BURNETT made her last public appearance in February when she was the first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame. Still beautiful, her shoulder-length black hair still shiny, she made a joke about her "leash." It was a reference to the portable oxygen tank held by her 12-year-old grand_son, who had designed a backpack to make it easier for her to carry it around. Always intuitive, she spoke as though she were making a farewell speech, rather than accepting an award. "When you start reliving your life, you realize you don't really have any worries about dying because it is part of life," she said. "I am here to let you know that my life was good. It was full of challenges, but it was a great life." Referring to the many boards on which she served, she was grateful that "her dreams had become a reality" and that she had had the opportunity to work with people who had "the same belief in aboriginal capacity and power."
Suzanne ROCHON- BURNETT was born on March 10, 1935, in Mont Rolland, Quebec She died in Welland, Ontario, of a brain hemorrhage on April 2, 2006. She was 71.
She is survived by her daughter Michéle-Elise BURNETT and her husband Bill REICH and two grand_sons. She also leaves her former husband, Gordon BURNETT. There will be a traditional ceremony and celebration of her life on May 7 at 2 p.m. at the Pond Inlet at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
ROCHON, Simone (née FARIBAULT) (1912-2006)
At Saint-Hyacinthe, on April 15, 2006, at the age of 94 years, passed away peacefully Madame Simone Faribault Rochon, born in Ottawa. She has joined her dear husband and lover, the late Paul ROCHON. She leaves to mourn her children, Micheline BOUZIGON, Pierrette Paule ROCHON (Michel GRENIER), Gérard ROCHON (Danièle T. ROCHON) and Bernard ROCHON (Patricia DWYER,) her grandchildren Mylène and Michèle BOUZIGON, Geneviève ROCHON, Gabrielle Rochon HUMBERSTONE and Mathieu SAVARIS, her great grandchildren Sophie, Jules, Evan and Elliott, as well as many relatives and Friends. A memorial service will be held on a later date. For those who wish, donations to the Maison Victor-Gadbois, 1000 Chabot Street, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil (Québec) J3G 9Z9, would be appreciated.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-26 published
ABARQUES, Elizabeth " Betsy"
(Retired Registered Nurse)
At the Markham Stouffville Hospital on Monday, April 24, 2006 in her 62nd year. Betsy, beloved wife of Rhett and loving mother of Wendy (Jeff HOPKINS), Tina (Roy ROCHON), Lisa (Gary BOWER) and Lesley (Alan BRADLEY.) Greatest Lola to Gavin, Jackolin, Dalton, Emma, Liam, Alyssa and Connor. Sister of Billy, Albert, Maryann and Wally. Predeceased by Bobby. Betsy was a very active member of the community. Post-Chairperson of the Toronto Folk Arts Council, 30 year affiliation with the Fiesta Filipina Dance Troupe and an active member of the Good Shepherd Parish Community. She enjoyed her movie and casino trips. She will be very sadly missed by all her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles) on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Parish, 21 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
HALE, Thomas Reid
Peacefully on Friday May 26th, 2006 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Norma Lou DUNWOODY. Dear father of Joanne (Greg GOGAN) Ronald (Kim JEANS) Janet (John ROCHON) and Michael (Donna WILEY.) Loving grandfather to Melanie, Kaeli, Michael, Patrick, Ryan, Daniel, Christopher, Avery, Trisha, and Jonathan. son of the late Doctor George McAdie HALE and May REID. Brother to George K. HALE. Pilot in Royal Canadian Air Force 1943-45. Graduate of McGill University in Medicine in 1949. On staff Cardiology at The Montreal General Hospital. Associate professor McGill University 1954-1980. More recently on staff at the Toronto General Hospital. Retired Vice President and Medical Director of the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. A keen sportsman, He was inducted into the McGill University Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998. A long time member and past president of the country club of Montreal, and in recent years a member of the York Downs Golf and Country Club in Markham, Ontario. A memorial service will be held on Monday May 29th, 2006 at Central United Church at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at the York Downs Golf and Country Club 4134 16th Avenue, Unionville, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, a donation to the Central United Church Pastoral Care Fund, 131 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario L3R 2G3.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
SHEPPARD, Barry James (1930-2006)
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Barry James SHEPPARD on Friday, February 3 after a brief and valiant battle with cancer. Barry will be sadly missed by his wife of fifty-one years Kay SHEPPARD; son Brad (Sandra) of Kelowna, daughters Cheryl LEWIS (Kevin) of Milton, Cindy ROCHON (Hubert) of Alliston. Barry took special pride, joy and involvement in his grandchildren Ashleigh and Brett LEWIS, Justin and Brianne ROCHON, Sammy Jo and Sidney SHEPPARD. Barry was an outgoing, fun loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777). Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 573 Simcoe Street, Beaverton on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Beaverton. In lieu of flowers, if Friends so desire, memorial donations to Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, 170 Colborne Street West, Orillia, Ontario L3V 2Z3, would be appreciated. A special thanks is extended to the doctors and most importantly the nurses of Soldiers' One at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-15 published
CARTWRIGHT, Phyllis (née McCULLOUGH)
It is with great sadness, but with joy for a life well lived, that the family announces the passing of Phyllis CARTWRIGHT, in her 91st year, on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington. Phyllis was a woman of great faith and walked with God her entire life. Predeceased by her husband Goldie, her brothers John and Shirley, her sisters Dorothy WRIGHT and Frances FENNELL. Fondly remembered by her sisters Amy ROCHON (Russell,) Olive TYERS (Stephen,) Sylvia ROCHON (late Philip,) Irene JOHNSON (Bryan) and brothers Bill (Grace,) Fred (Jessie) and sisters-in-law Joyce MOIR, Lillian EATON and Leila KINGSTON. She was the beloved aunt of 34 nieces and nephews. Phyllis started her teaching career in a one room school in Zimmerman (North Burlington), when a teacher's duties included making lunch for all of the students. Phyllis then taught Grade One at Strathcona Public School for decades. Many of her former students will recall saving their wiggly baby teeth for Mrs. CARTWRIGHT to pull out in a ceremony "over by the window where it never hurts". Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 17, 2006, at 1: 30 p.m. Private interment at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. www.smithsfh.com

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
ROCHON- BURNETT, Suzanne
With her daughter and several close Friends at her side at the Welland County General Hospital, Suzanne began her journey to the spiritual world on Sunday, April 2, 2006. Elders Dave LABBE and Joe PACQUETTE performed an intimate and private traditional ceremony to guide her spirit in her passage to the Creator. Cherished mother and best friend of Michele-Elise (Bill) Burnett REICH. Loving Mamie of Zandre and William. A proud Métis of Mic Mac descent, Suzanne was a friend and mentor to many in the Niagara Region, Toronto, Montreal and from coast to coast across Canada. She will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew her. At Suzanne's request, cremation has taken place. A traditional ceremony and celebration of her life will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Pond Inlet, Brock University, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Scholarship Fund in memory of Maman, c/o Jeanne Hebert, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 9Z9. H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland, are in care of Suzanne's arrangements.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
ABARQUES, Elizabeth " Betsy"
(Retired Registered Nurse)
At the Markham Stouffville Hospital on Monday, April 24, 2006 in her 62nd year. Betsy, beloved wife of Rhett and loving mother of Wendy (Jeff HOPKINS), Tina (Roy ROCHON), Lisa (Gary BOWER) and Lesley (Alan BRADLEY.) Greatest Lola to Gavin, Jackolin, Dalton, Emma, Liam, Alyssa and Connor. Sister of Billy, Albert, Maryann and Wally. Predeceased by Bobby. Betsy was a very active member of the community. Post-Chairperson of the Toronto Folk Arts Council, 30 year affiliation with the Fiesta Filipina Dance Troupe and an active member of the Good Shepherd Parish Community. She enjoyed her movies and casino trips. She will be very sadly missed by all her family and Friends. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles) on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Parish, 21 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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ROCHON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-05-06 published
Officer shot dead, 2 teens in custody
By Peter EDWARDS in Windsor Nicolaas VAN RIJN in Toronto with files from Scott ROBERTS, Camille ROSS and Canadian Press, Page A1
A Windsor police officer who "couldn't wait to go to work" was shot dead yesterday afternoon while coming to the aid of a harassed family operating a Mac's Milk convenience store in a residential section of the border city.
Two 18-year-old male suspects are in custody and a gun has been seized, Windsor police Insp. Greg RENAUD told a news conference last night.
Const. John ATKINSON, 37, the father of two young children, is believed to be the first officer in the more than 120-year history of the Windsor force to be killed on duty, said Windsor police Chief Glenn STANNARD, who noted three other officers have died in car accidents.
As word of the 14-year police veteran's death rippled across the border city, the shock was palpable.
"Today the entire city mourns the loss of a dedicated individual, a committed individual who put service above self," said Windsor Mayor Eddie FRANCIS.
Police said the incident, at 2: 05 p.m. in a parking lot near Seminole St. and Pillette Rd., in a residential neighbourhood about half a dozen blocks south of the Detroit River, began when ATKINSON approached two men.
According to local residents, ATKINSON, who lived in the neighbourhood, was responding to a call for help from the Middle Eastern family who operated the milk store. They'd complained of being harassed by "white kids," neighbours said; when they told ATKINSON about it he suggested they call him if it happened again.
They did, and he responded quickly to confront the two men, neighbours said, producing his badge and identification. That's when one of the two men allegedly pulled a gun and shot him.
STANNARD said ATKINSON "approached these individuals and during this time a firearm was produced and Const. ATKINSON was shot. Const. ATKINSON was struck by a bullet, but was able to return fire."
"The two suspects," STANNARD added, "were seen fleeing the area on foot after the shooting, leaving the officer lying on the sidewalk. And it is possible, when the suspects were fleeing, some items were discarded, such as clothing."
Two 18-year-old Windsor men -- uninjured -- were arrested shortly afterwards during a massive police search, and a firearm was recovered, but police won't say if the weapon was related to the shooting.
Investigators also wouldn't say how many times the officer, assigned to the provincial anti-terrorism section, was hit. But local residents said ATKINSON was hit at least twice, once in the throat and chest.
Dennis ROCHON was sitting on his balcony in a nearby apartment building when he heard three loud shots. Rushing outside, he found ATKINSON on the pavement.
"There was no movement," ROCHON said. "There was blood all over the place. It looked like he got shot in the throat and the side of the chest. You could tell he was dead."
Another man, identified only as Terry, said he saw ATKINSON struggling, stumbling three or four metres before collapsing.
"He tried to get up, and he fell again," Terry said.
Lloyd MENARD, in the store at the time, thought he was hearing things when the gunfire broke out.
"At first, a couple of people thought they were just like poppers on the ground, but no, it was actually gunfire," he said. "My truck's got blood all over it, so those kids must have shot him right there."
After the two suspects were taken into custody, Special Weapons and Tactics teams scoured the neighbourhood for a possible third participant in the shooting, but police later said there may only have been the two suspects.
ATKINSON, a senior constable who started with the force as a cadet, was known as a "good cop," STANNARD said.
The chief, FRANCIS, a chaplain and several of ATKINSON's on-the-force Friends visited the slain officer's wife, Shelley, and his children yesterday afternoon in an effort to console the family. ATKINSON's daughter Nicole turned 7 this week; his son Mitchell is 9.
During the family visit, STANNARD said, tears flowed freely.
"You do what your heart leads you with," STANNARD told reporters last night when asked about the visit.
"It's a tragic thing, and I think the best I can do is say you share tears, and you share hugs."
STANNARD said he and the Windsor police honour guard will be in Toronto, as planned, for the annual memorial ceremony of remembrance at the Ontario Police Memorial tomorrow at 10: 45 a.m. The memorial, at Grosvenor St. and Queen's Park Circle E., commemorates Ontario police officers slain on duty.
"Our honour guard and I will be attending… obviously with heavy hearts," the chief said.

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