RUSAL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
DESLAURIERS, Paul
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Paul DESLAURIERS, in his 74th year. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday January 3rd, 2006, after a short courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Gae DESLAURIERS. Loving father of Monique CAMBRIDGE and husband Rick RUSAL, Paulette and Doug McMAHON and Denise DESLAURIERS and husband John TREMBLAS. Dear grandfather of Lindsey, Tawnya and Michele, Lyndsey, Shane and Stephanie and Reneé. Great-grandfather of Chailyn and Corbin. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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RUSAW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-04 published
RHODES, Douglas Frederick, B.A., P.Eng.
(September 22, 1912-December 2, 2006)
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga. son of the late Mary and Fred RHODES of Sarnia. Survived by Iva, his wife of 66 years, his daughter Pamela of New Zealand and daughter-in-law Carol ROLPH of Garden Hill, predeceased by his son Frederick. Grandfather to Jennifer RUSAW of Newcastle, Meredith SEABROOK of Yellowknife, Morgain HOLLINGHURST of Edmonton and Jalynn ANDERSEN of Vancouver and their families including seven great-grandchildren. Douglas was a graduate of McMaster University (Math, Physics, and Chemistry), Class of 1936, and was employed by Shell Canada, until his retirement, followed by the Ministry of the Environment, Province of Ontario. He maintained a life-long interest in learning and music and was proud that he participated in the first music festival of Lambton County. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday December 7, 2006 at 11 o'clock at Saint Peter's Erindale Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W. Mississauga. Private interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. If desired, remembrances may be made to Saint Peter's Church, or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 905-279-7663.

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RUSBRIDGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
PATERSON, Donald J.
Of Rodney passed away peacefully at Beattie Haven Retirement Community, R.R.#1, Wardsville, on Friday, June 16th, 2006 in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Alice (DILL;) kind stepfather of John PATON and his wife Mary RUSBRIDGE of Toronto and Cameron PATON of London; also survived by one sister Marion (Mrs. Rev. D.G. CAMPBELL) of Rodney. Predeceased by his parents Archie PATERSON and Mary Jane McGILL, and sister Catherine PATERSON. Don was a member and Elder of Saint_John's Presbyterian Church, Rodney and a longtime member of the Oddfellow's Lodge. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, June 19th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday with the Rev. Robert SINASAC officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Padfield Funeral Home, Rodney (519) 785-0810

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RUSBRIDGE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-20 published
PATERSON, Donald J.
Of Rodney passed away peacefully at Beattie Haven Retirement Community, R.R.#1, Wardsville, on Friday, June 16th, 2006 in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Alice (DILL;) kind stepfather of John PATON and his wife Mary RUSBRIDGE of Toronto and Cameron PATON of London; also survived by one sister Marion (Mrs. Rev. D.G. CAMPBELL) of Rodney. Predeceased by his parents Archie PATERSON and Mary Jane McGILL, and sister Catherine PATERSON. Don was a member and Elder of Saint_John's Presbyterian Church, Rodney and a longtime member of the Oddfellow's Lodge. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Monday, June 19th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday at 2: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert SINASAC officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Bible Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Padfield Funeral Homes, Rodney (519) 785-0810. Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhomes.com

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RUSCETTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
RUSCETTA, Angelina Alfonsina
Passed away gracefully, at St. Joseph's Hospital, on January 14, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore RUSCETTA. Loving mother of Silvestro and Rosa, Vince and Catherine, and Antonio RUSCETTA. Proud Nonna of Michael, Vanessa, Ciera, and Ethan. Angelina Alfonsina was a beautiful person, loved by all who knew her. She will be lovingly remembered by her many family and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Monday and Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11: 30 a.m. from All Saints Church, 1415 Royal York Rd. Entombment Assumption Cemetery.

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RUSCICA o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-15 published
BEMBENEK, Helen Mary
Peacefully after much suffering on Wednesday November 8, 2006 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 73rd year. Helen of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Alfred (2005). Loving mother of Teresa DAWSON, Tina (Chris RUSCICA), Myles (Leslie), the late David and the late Debbie BEMBENEK. Cherished grandmother of Jordan and Branden DAWSON, Adam RUSCICA and Martine BEMBENEK. Sister of Albert, Donny, Mary MONETTE, Laura DENYER, the late Kay DELGUIDICE and the late Anna DREGER. Helen will also be missed by her large family including many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Vigil prayers 8 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner, Saturday November 11, 2006 at 10 a.m.. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by Helen's family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca.
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RUSCIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
PERRELLI, Nunziata
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Villa Colombo. Predeceased by her beloved husband Amelio. Devoted mother of son Carmen and his wife Anne, and daughters Maria and her husband Antonio and Donna PERRELLI. Adored grandmother of Jade and her fiancé Gian CARLO, Carlo DI RUSCIO and his wife Sandra, Elisa, Alexandra and John. Dear sister of Lucio and his wife Silvia. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the gracious staff at Villa Colombo for their compassionate care. If desired, in lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Nunziata's memory to Villa Charities. Friends and relatives are welcomed to join the family for visitation at Bernardo Funeral Homes (2960 Dufferin St. - 2 streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Friday, July 21 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 22 at St. Charles Borromeo Church (Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave.) at 9: 30 a.m. Interment will take place in Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery (305 Erskine Ave. - north of Eglinton, off Mt. Pleasant Rd.).

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RUSCITTI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-29 published
MILNE, Marilyn (née WYCHE)
Peacefully, at her home with her family by her side, on Monday, March 27th, 2006. Marilyn Cynthia MILNE (née WYCHE,) of Owen Sound, in her 56th year. Dearly beloved wife of Tom RILEY. Loving mother of Sherri MILNE, of Montreal and Chris MILNE and his partner, Jocelyn, of Toronto. Dear step-mother of Laurna and Doug METHEREL, Tammy and Chris MYATT, both of Owen Sound, Shalleen RILEY, of Penetang, Shawna and Dom RUSCITTI, of Barrie, John Paul and Melissa RILEY, of Perth and Jacinda RILEY and her partner, Jason ARD, of Owen Sound. Proud step-grandmother of nine grandchildren. Dear daughter of John WYCHE, of Ottawa and Cynthia KAYE, of England. Marilyn will be sadly missed by her two brothers, Vaughan WYCHE and his partner, Kirsten MADFEN, of Toronto and Garfield WYCHE, of Ottawa. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Friday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Marilyn MILNE will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 1st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Brian THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating. Spring interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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RUSCONI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-07 published
BUTTERFIELD- RUSCONI, Joy
Peacefully on June 5, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in India on March 30, which also caused the death of her husband, Stefano RUSCONI. Survived by her parents, James and Sybil; her son Marco and daughter Sarah; members of the Rusconi family in Italy; her brothers Christopher (Merrie-Ellen), Philip (Tracy), Peter (Sarah), Benjamin (Anne) and their children. Joy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Celebration of Joy's life will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra and Rockland Streets, Victoria, on Thursday, June 8, at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Rusconi's charity in India would be much appreciated: Paripalana Bavan, c/o Butterfield, 1246 Acton St, Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 1Y2. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com McCall Bros. of Victoria, British Columbia 1-800-870-4210

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RUSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-22 published
PAUL, Doctor William Morris "Bill", M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.R.C.O.G.
Professor Emeritus, University Of Toronto
Died peacefully at his home in Toronto on November 19, 2006 in his 83rd year. Bill will be deeply missed by his wife Doctor Carol COWELL and their son Andrew (Scott CREEDEN.) Bill, son of the late George and Robina PAUL, was the much loved brother of Bette SHAW (the late William,) and cherished father to Shelagh (Bob BROOKE), Susan (Ken ENGELHART), Alison, Megan (the late Sol RUSEN) and a beloved Papa to Katie, Luke, Sally, Hannah, Rachel, Emma and Evan. Bill graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1947. Throughout his career he headed the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Alberta, and University of Toronto and was the Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, U of T. While he held many executive positions nationally and internationally, he will best be remembered as a dedicated and engaging teacher to a generation of medical students and residents. Bill's Friends and colleagues are invited to celebrate his life on January 5, 2007 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Junior Commons Room, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place, U of T. If desired, donations may be made to the Genesis Research Foundation for the advancement of women's health (416-978-2667), of which Bill was a Founding Doctor. Special thanks to our dear friend Mary HOSKINS and to North York Palliative Care (Bonnie Cole, R.N.).

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RUSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
PAUL, Doctor William Morris "Bill" M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.R.C.O.G.,
Professor Emeritus, University Of Toronto
Died peacefully at his home in Toronto on November 19, 2006 in his 83rd year. Bill will be deeply missed by his wife Doctor Carol COWELL and their son Andrew (Scott CREEDEN.) Bill, son of the late George and Robina PAUL, was the much loved brother of Bette SHAW (the late William,) and cherished father to Shelagh (Bob BROOKE), Susan (Ken ENGELHART), Alison, Megan (the late Sol RUSEN) and a beloved Papa to Katie, Luke, Sally, Hannah, Rachel, Emma and Evan. Bill graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1947. Throughout his career he headed the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Alberta, and University of Toronto and was the Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, U of T. While he held many executive positions nationally and internationally, he will best be remembered as a dedicated and engaging teacher to a generation of medical students and residents. Bill's Friends and colleagues are invited to celebrate his life on January 5, 2007 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Junior Commons Room, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place, U of T. If desired, donations may be made to the Genesis Research Foundation for the advancement of women's health (416-978-2667), of which Bill was a Founding Doctor. Special thanks to our dear friend Mary HOSKINS and to North York Palliative Care (Bonnie Cole, R.N.).

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RUSH o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-21 published
RUSSELL, Eva (née RUSH)
Peacefully at her daughters home, Eva lost her battle with Pancreatic Cancer in her 75th year. Devoted wife of the late Robert "Bud" (1995.) Beloved mother of Elizabeth and her husband Rory DOY, Karen RUSSELL and Robert RUSSELL and his wife Denise. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Terri RUSSELL and her husband, the late Kevin (2005). Eva was a retired employee of Loblaws / Zehrs Markets on King George Road for 33 years. Friends will be received at the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 30 Nelson Street on Thursday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made in Eva's memory to the Stedman Hospice Foundation. "Gone but not Forgotten"

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RUSH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-11 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Isobel M. (née WILSON)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday, October 2, 2006. In her 85th year, Isobel M. ADAM/ADAMS (née WILSON.) Mother of Carol LIVINGSTON and Yvonne ADAM/ADAMS. Grandmother of thirteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Remembered by her nieces. Predeceased by her brother John WILSON and her sisters Francis MURRAY and Cora Beth RUSH. A private graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery following her request. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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RUSH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-22 published
FINLEY- RUSH, Lillian Mae
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Thursday December 21, 2006. Lill FINLEY- RUSH of Meaford, in her 96th year. Wife of the late Collins MacDonald FINLEY and the late Jack RUSH. Beloved mother of Butch FINLEY and his wife Linda of Meaford and loving grandmother of Sean of London. Dear sister of John COOPER and his wife Merle of Meaford. Fondly remembered by Jack's family and her many Friends. Predeceased by a brother Reg COOPER and a sister Doris PARSONS. A memorial service and celebration of a life well lived will be conducted by Rev. Canon Ben BURRY at Christ Church Anglican, Meaford on Wednesday December 27th at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.
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RUSH o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-05-31 published
Johanna Wilhelmina Carolina RUSH (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH)
In loving memory of Johanna Wilhelmina Carolina RUSH (LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH) who died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at the age of 94.
Predeceased by husband George RUSH (1989) and James Everett LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (1968).
Loved by her children Eva and husband
Raymond Logan of Ottawa, Lloyd (predeceased) wife Eva Leach of Kagawong,
Joan Streich (husband Colin predeceased) of Sudbury, Norma and husband
Mervin Sinoski (both predeceased), William John and wife Elaine Leach of
Bidwell, David and wife Esther Leach of White's Point, Sandra and husband
Bill Keatley of Sheguiandah, George and wife Sharon Leach of Elliot Lake,
step mother of Robert and wife Barbara Rush, Arden and Pat Rush, Audrey and
husband Ivan Furlong. Cherished grandmother and great grandmother of
several. Survived by sister Irene Lario. Predeceased by Anna, Bill, Rudy and
Hilda. All of Johanna's siblings resided in Saskatchewan. Visitation was 2 -
4 and 7 - 9 Monday. Funeral Service was 11 am Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at
Island Funeral Home. Reverend Faye Stevens officiating. Burial at Hilly Grove
Cemetery. Donations to Manitoulin Health Center Aux. or Centennial Manor would be greatly appreciated.

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RUSH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-16 published
IRELAND, Raymond Emmet " Ray"
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Saturday, January 14, 2006, Raymond Emmet " Ray" IRELAND, of London, age 78. Beloved husband of Jean Ileen (RUSH) IRELAND. Loved father of Trudy and Clare CHITTICK of R.R.#3, Ilderton, Don and Ruth IRELAND of Brampton, Paul and Nancy IRELAND of Newmarket. Lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Katherine of London, Louise of California, Joan and Tom RUSSELL of Burlington, Gordon and Jean RUSH of London. Also remembered by nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by brothers Bruce, Carman and Glen IRELAND, parents Sim and Lottie (EAGLESON) IRELAND. Visitation will take place at Community Bible Church, Hwy. 7, (Elginfield Rd. and Adelaide St.), R.R.#3, Lucan, Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor Douglas LOVEDAY officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to the Gideons, Sanctuary Ministries or Community Bible Church #7 would be appreciated. "John 5: 24" T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RUSH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
RUSH, Robert Norman
With extreme sadness the entire family of Robert Norman RUSH announces his quiet and dignified passing on Friday, May 5, 2006 at Grandwood Park Residence in his 90th year. His time with us was a blessing and a lesson in family strength, traditions and values. Bob was previously deceased by his loving wife, Dorothy, his mother and father, Mary and Joseph, and his 7 siblings, Edgar, Martin, Arnold, Murray, Russell, Helen and Florence. Bob is survived by his children David and Bev, Stuart and Louise and Rosemary and Rick; 7 grandchildren, Jon, Brendan, Michelle, Erin, Sarah, Anna and Leah, and their partners, and his 5 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Aiden, Evan, Christopher and Andrew. Bob will be sadly missed by his close friend Ron SALISBURY. The family wishes to express their special appreciation to the caregivers at the Grandwood Park Residence for their loving and tender care of Dad. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. East, London, Ontario, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at 11: 00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 746 Colborne Street in London, Ontario. There will be a luncheon reception following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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RUSH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-15 published
BISHOP, William " Bill"
Suddenly at Fanshawe Park in his 61st year. William (Bill) BISHOP. Dear brother of Lynda Bernice BISHOP of London and Avery BISHOP (Jackie) of Strathroy. Dear uncle of Jon RUSH (Jenifer) of London and Cheryl MacINTOSH (Ross.) Great uncle of Christopher and Andrew. A celebration of Bill's live will be held at Fanshawe Park at the trailer park on Sunday September 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Ark Aid Street Missions) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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RUSH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-17 published
BISHOP, William " Bill"
Suddenly at Fanshawe Park in his 61st year. William (Bill) BISHOP. Dear brother of Lynda Bernice BISHOP of London and Avery BISHOP (Jackie) of Strathroy. Dear uncle of Jon RUSH (Jennifer) of London and Cheryl MacINTOSH (Ross.) Great uncle of Christopher and Andrew. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at Fanshawe Park at the trailer park on Sunday September 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Ark Aid Street Missions) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-08 published
RUSH, Robert Norman
With extreme sadness the entire family of Robert Norman RUSH announces his quiet and dignified passing on Friday, May 5, 2006 at Grandwood Park Residence in his 90th year. His time with us was a blessing and a lesson in family strength, traditions and values. Bob was previously deceased by his loving wife, Dorothy, his mother and father, Mary and Joseph, and his 7 siblings, Edgar, Martin, Arnold, Murray, Russell, Edith and Florence. Bob is survived by his children David and Bev, Stuart and Louise and Rosemary and Rick, 7 grandchildren, Jon, Brendan, Michelle, Erin, Sarah, Anna and Leah, and their partners, and his 5 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Aiden, Evan, Christopher and Andrew. Bob will be sadly missed by his close friend Ron SALISBURY. The family wishes to express their special appreciation to the caregivers at the Grandwood Park Residence for their loving and tender care of Dad. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9th 2006 at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel 1997 Dundas St. East, London, Ontario, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 10th, at 11: 00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 746 Colborne Street in London, Ontario. There will be a luncheon reception following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
York student an 'innocent victim'
Shot after picking up her boyfriend
Car crashed into North York house
By John GODDARD and Curtis RUSH, Staff Reporters
Chantel DUNN, shot to death in a North York neighbourhood while picking up her boyfriend after a basketball game, was an "innocent victim," police said last night.
Why the boyfriend might have had shooters waiting for him after the pickup match is still under investigation, Toronto police Det. Wayne FOWLER said.
DUNN, a 19-year-old York University student, went to pick up her 21-year-old boyfriend, not yet named by police, shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday at Northwood Community Centre, located near Jane St. and Sheppard Ave. W.
After she pulled up to the building, he got into the passenger seat. As they left the parking lot, two unidentified suspects in dark clothing approached the car and started firing at it.
"A number of vehicles were leaving at the same time," FOWLER said. "The suspects were lying in wait for the (DUNN) vehicle to exit.
"The vehicle was targeted."
As the shooting continued, DUNN kept driving. Her boyfriend jumped out of the car and started running.
"A number of shots were fired as he was fleeing," FOWLER said. The car then crashed into a house across the street on Clubhouse Court.
Both DUNN and her boyfriend were hit by gunfire. They were taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where she died early yesterday. The official cause of death is to be released after an autopsy is done today.
Her boyfriend was transferred to another area hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, FOWLER said.
DUNN is the city's third homicide victim of the year, the second involving gunfire. There were four homicides at this time last year.
The young woman's family has been contacted and is "devastated," FOWLER said. DUNN was living with family members in Peel Region. Other family members live in Toronto, he said.
Silvana CONFORTI, who lives across the street from the community centre, said she heard a crash and was horrified to see that a Honda Accord had plowed through the side of her two-storey brick house and into her bathroom.
"It was like a bomb went off," she said.
She was even more horrified, she said, to find that inside lay a 19-year-old dead woman.
Her 15-year-old son Daniel had been about to brush his teeth when he heard the sound of gunfire. He looked out the bathroom window and saw a car speeding toward the house.
The car crashed through a fence and some hedges, before smashing into the side of the house.
"The whole wall collapsed and the fender of the car is now sitting on our toilet," CONFORTI said. "The sink is in the middle of my hallway."
CONFORTI's husband Tony had just reported for the night shift as a Canada Post driver when his wife phoned, and he immediately returned home.
"I couldn't believe what I saw," he said.
FOWLER said some witnesses: have come forward -- people from the parking lot and people who had been at the basketball game.
"She is definitely an innocent victim of this gun crime," he said of DUNN.
"The surviving victim, we cannot link him to any incidents that could draw this type of attention to him, but we are still investigating that angle."
Police are still appealing for other possible witnesses: to come forward with information, FOWLER said.

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
Mom charged in kids' deaths
First-degree murder count laid after girls found in bathtub
Tamil community leader calls for more counselling programs
By Curtis RUSH and Nicholas KEUNG, Staff Reporters with files from Bob MITCHELL and the Star Library, Page A2
A 30-year-old Markham woman whose two young daughters were found dead in the family bathtub Thursday night has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Sivananthi ELANGO remains in serious condition in Markham-Stouffville Hospital with self-inflicted slash wounds to her wrists and throat, York Regional police said yesterday.
Without giving specifics, Insp. Tony CUSIMANO said police have found evidence to support the first-degree charge, which implies an act committed with planning and deliberation.
Renu ELANGO, 2, and Movlika ELANGO, 3 months, died Thursday while their father was out on an errand. Their grandparents, who lived with the family, had come home, looked for the girls and heard only silence from the locked en suite bathroom, police sources said.
They summoned a basement tenant for help breaking in and discovered a horrific scene -- the mother bloodied, the children thought to be drowned. The tenant called 911.
CUSIMANO confirmed that paint thinner had been found in the room, but wouldn't comment on its significance.
He said it was too early to speculate on why the tragedy occurred, or whether the woman suffered from depression or post-partum psychosis. The latter, a serious mental health disorder that can appear after childbirth, has been linked to similar murder-suicide attempts.
Police say the family arrived from Sri Lanka around 1990. Neighbours said they had moved into the two-storey Sophia Rd. home, in the McCowan Rd. and 14th Ave. area, around Christmas.
The incident came less than a month after a Toronto man, Huc Minh CHAU, 40, was charged in the slaying of his wife, Shao-Feng LIANG, 38, and their two children. His sister has said she had tried to get CHAU committed to a psychiatric facility.
Since 1990, at least 22 children in Toronto alone have been killed by their mothers, with clinical depression implicated in many cases. Mental health professionals and community workers say the social isolation and lack of support felt by immigrant women may aggravate depression and economic stress that can lead mothers of any background to take such a terrible step.
"In any culture, there's always the social stigmatization associated with mental illness. But in some communities, people don't even have the language and translation (to speak about) mental illnesses," said Martha OCAMPO, of Across Boundaries, a Toronto ethno-racial mental health centre. "It is particularly difficult for the mothers, who are afraid that their kids would be taken away from them. The social expectation that a woman is the caretaker of the household just doesn't help."
David POOPALAPILLAI of the Canadian Tamil Congress said the community has been shocked by the tragedy, which follows an incident in July 2001 in which Jasotha MAHENDRIRAN was charged in the murders of her daughter Shyami, 5, and son Sajeev, 3.
"Even though our community is now more established than when we first came here 20-odd years ago, mental illness and things like post-partum depression are still very new to the community," POOPALAPILLAI said.
"We do need more counselling services. Some people still face the language barrier and have trouble accessing the mainstream services. Right now, we still don't have an expert in this health area in the (Tamil) community."

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
Alcohol suspected in crash
Teen spoke to his mother minutes before death
37-year-old driver now facing charges
By Curtis RUSH, Staff Reporter
Ravi MADHAI was on the cellphone to his mother just after 10 p.m. Monday. The 17-year-old Mississauga teen had been late getting home to help his uncle, who delivers baked goods. His family was worried.
His mom, Ragginni, finally got in touch with him, frantically asking where he was. "I said, 'When are you coming home?' And he said, 'Right now, Mommy,'" a distraught Ragginni said. "That was the last I heard."
Five minutes later, a crash ended his life.
MADHAI's mother didn't learn of her son's death until police arrived at the family home at 3 a.m. yesterday. They told her MADHAI was in the rear passenger seat of a Ford sport utility vehicle that had crashed on the westbound Gardiner Expressway just east of Park Lawn Rd. at 10: 22 p.m.
According to police, the sport utility vehicle was going too fast and swerved to avoid another vehicle, before overcorrecting, travelling across four lanes and smashing into the concrete barrier.
The impact drove MADHAI's head through the side window, and he was pinned between the barrier and the vehicle, suffering fatal head injuries.
The teenager didn't have a chance even though he was wearing a seatbelt, police say.
The driver and a 21-year-old man in the front seat, both Friends of the victim, were hurt only slightly. Alleging that alcohol was involved, police have charged the driver.
MADHAI, who had a brother and five sisters, had left home earlier to fix "someone's van," his mother said. Some in the family speculate that he wound up playing pool with the Friends.
The Grade 12 student at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School in Mississauga was "a go-getter" and a "jack of all trades," said his sister Reshma, 22.
Born in Montreal to parents originally from Trinidad, he moved to Toronto with his family in 1998.
"He wasn't a bad kid. He wasn't involved in any trouble. He was just stubborn, but he was turning his attitude around," said his aunt, Vashty MAHARAJ.
There was a sad twist the day after, as investigating detective Paul LOBSINGER appeared at a news conference after a sleepless night for the launch of a police road safety campaign, Operation Safe Journey, aimed at preventing such tragedies. One poster for for it advises: "Plan Ahead. Choose Your Ride."
Emergency personnel responded to 11,436 vehicle incidents in Toronto last year, up 8 per cent, Fire Chief William STEWARD/STEWART/STUART said at the news conference. "These numbers are alarming," he told reporters.
LOBSINGER agreed, expressing worry that drivers aren't taking the threat of an accident seriously enough. "These accidents take a toll on everyone," he said.
Also at the event was former member of provincial parliament David TSUBOUCHI, who lost his father in a still unsolved hit-and-run last year.
Carolyn SWINSON, co-president of the Toronto chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, spoke of the accident that killed her son Rob in 1993.
The female driver who struck his Volvo was 2½ times over the legal alcohol limit and had held a driver's licence only 10 days.
She was acquitted because the judge refused to allow a breath test as evidence, SWINSON said.
And, just as it happened to the MADHAI family, a police officer came to deliver the news.
"My knees buckled and I fell to the floor," SWINSON recalled.
"My heart just goes out to this family. There's nothing more painful than the sudden death of a child."
In this week's case, Dawn Marie COX, 37, is charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.
She appeared in court yesterday and was released on bail.

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
GILMOUR, George D.
(Veteran World War 2, Staff Sergeant, Army Physical Training Corps; Member Knightsbridge Seniors Choir, Bramalea)
At Leisureworld Muskoka, Gravenhurst, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, George D. GILMOUR, Bracebridge, formerly of Caledon East, in his 86th year, beloved husband of Mary RUSH. Dear father of Diane and her husband Dennis SAMPSON/SAMSON, Huntsville and the late Maureen BAXTER. Loving grandfather of Dana and Megan SAMPSON/SAMSON, Jeffrey and Constance BAXTER, Natalie and Colin ROBINSON. Cherished great-grandfather of Katlyn, Kayla and Tyler. Predeceased by two brothers and four sisters, all of Scotland and one brother of England. Memorial service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Tuesday, March 14 at 2 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga L5G 3N6. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
18-year-old killed at Markham party
Fight over woman may be to blame
Teen reportedly stabbed to death
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter with files from Curtis RUSH
A dispute over a woman may have provoked two fights at an early-morning party in Markham that claimed the life of an 18-year-old man.
Kethees NAGARAJAH was dead on arrival at Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital after the clash at about 3 a.m. yesterday outside a home on Upton Cres. There were reports he had been stabbed in a dispute with another teen over a young woman who hosted the party.
On Monday, police charged a 23-year-old with second-degree murder in connection with NAGARAJAH's killing. Daine TAILOR/TAYLOR of Vaughan is due to appear in Newmarket court today.
Police were called to the scene Sunday, in the Milliken Mills area of Markham, near Birchmount Rd. and Steeles Ave. E. They found more than a dozen young people milling about in the street.
A neighbour told the Toronto Star he now regrets not calling police after an earlier fight at the same party.
"Before there was a little ruckus outside here," he said. "Then after, this was another one, so I don't know, maybe it just picked up again.
"I would have called the cops earlier if I knew this was going to happen," he added. "I could have stopped someone from dying, right?
"I didn't think someone was going to get stabbed."
Police later went to the intersection of Kennedy Rd. and 14th Ave., a few kilometres away, where York police Insp. Kirk MARSHALL said officers searched a cemetery and an apartment building. He called it "a second crime scene" but would not confirm reports that a knife or other weapon had been recovered.
"I can't tell you the results of that search," he said.
The fights spoiled what had been, until then, a pleasant party, a neighbour said. At the home where the young people had gathered, a couple lives with two daughters, one 21, the other in her late teens.
MARSHALL said homicide detectives were interviewing several people who attended the party.
Friends gathered further up the street near the home where NAGARAJAH lived with his mother and sister. They were in seclusion yesterday.
"This is a really good neighbourhood," said Paula QUARTARONE, 47, who has lived on the street for 26 years.
"There are a lot of friendly people here."
An autopsy is planned for later today.
Anyone with information can call detectives at 1-866-287-5025 or can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at crimestoppersyr.ca.

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
LEBLANC, Yvonne Eleanor
Peacefully after alengthy illness at Providence Centre on April 10, 2006. Yvonne, beloved daughter of the late Valmon and Romayne LEBLANC. Loving sister of Dyanna LEBLANC- BENDLE and her husband Barry, Valmon J. and his wife Jane RUSH- LEBLANC, Roy LEBLANC and Garry H. LEBLANC. Cherished aunt of Barry V., Ross D., and Dale P. BELLEFONTAINE, and Valmon J., Robert and Suzanne LEBLANC. Yvonne will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched, and was a long-time employee of Petro Canada. Her passions included her association with Day-A-Way Tours and her love for arts and crafts. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2305 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere), cremation to follow. A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Parish in Timberlea, Nova Scotia at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Yvonne's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-19 published
Eerie storm scenario takes two lives
Death followed woman to second park
By Curtis RUSH, Staff Reporter with files from Canadian Press
Cristina CLAYTON and her family had left the Sandbanks Provincial Park near Picton, Ontario, when they learned a 4-month-old Orangeville boy had been struck by a fallen tree and killed on Sunday.
One day later, in a creepy and cruel twist of fate, the Guelph mother herself would be killed by a toppled tree at another provincial campsite, this one 30 minutes northeast of Peterborough.
The flash storm late Monday night swept through Greater Toronto and parts of southern Ontario, leaving destruction in its wake. In Callander and Mattawa, the storm was so destructive, the mayors declared states of emergency.
The coincidence of Cristina's death, one day after the baby's death under similar circumstances, wasn't lost on the CLAYTON family.
"They had just come from the site where the baby had been killed," said an incredulous family member Cheryl WILLIAMS through tears. "They were one week at Sandbanks. It was a devastating thing. You think camping is a safe activity, but with all these freak storms coming up, you just never know."
The CLAYTONs had been avid campers, travelling from their Guelph home every summer to give their three children a full camping experience at Ontario's provincial parks.
"They did everything together. Every year, they camped," WILLIAMS said.
On a two-week excursion, the CLAYTONs had camped for a week at Sandbanks Provincial Park and had set up their tents at the Warsaw Caves Conservation area, just north of the Village of Warsaw in Douro-Dummer Township.
That visit was tragically cut short Monday night when a violent thunderstorm whipped up just before 11 p.m. and toppled a massive tree onto the family's tent trailer, killing Cristina instantly.
She was one of two people killed by thunderstorms that lashed the province Monday night.
Ontario Provincial Police also blamed a tree felled by the storm for the death of Jeff GRAY/GREY, 26, of Michigan, who had been in a tent in Algonquin Provincial Park, south of Kiosk, Ontario
GRAY/GREY was director of Camp Kennedy, an adventure camp for young people who were on a canoe trip.
A second person in the tent, Aaron LEBOVICK, 19, also of Michigan, was airlifted with serious injuries to North Bay District Hospital and transferred to Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
These kinds of accidents, like the one that killed the mother of three, are hard to prevent, the Ontario Provincial Police say.
"Someone asked me, 'How do you protect yourself from this?' and the truth is we can't recommend anything. It was really a freak," said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Iain McEWAN.
John, the victim's 42-year-old husband, had tried valiantly to save her life.
When the storm hit suddenly, it sent the tree crashing down on the tent trailer. John kicked out the back of the trailer to escape, pulling 9-year-old Jordan with him. He then crawled beneath the trailer to get 10-year-old Vanessa and 12-year-old Justine. He called out for Cristina, but got no response.
"He couldn't get her because the tree was on top of the trailer," said John's sister, Cheryl WILLIAMS.
Her distraught husband was able to say only that "I loved her very much," before breaking down in tears.
At one point, more than 170,000 residents across Ontario were without power yesterday throughout northern and central Ontario and east into western Quebec.
By late afternoon, 90,000 customers remained without power and Hydro One, responsible for transmission lines, was warning people that those in the hardest-hit areas, including North Bay, New Liskeard, Sudbury, Manitoulin Island, Peterborough and Newmarket, could be without power for three days due to the size of the storm path and the widespread damage.
High winds felled hundreds of trees, while lightning damaged hydro lines and poles.
"It's a tangled mess out there," said Daffyd RODERICK of Hydro One.
In York Region, the severe thunderstorm forced the closing of Woodbine Ave. between Davis Dr. and Green Lane in Newmarket because of a downed power line that fell across Woodbine Ave.
The damaged line was the primary cause for the power outage that struck the northern part of York Region late Monday and early Tuesday.
The Ontario Provincial Police also warned motorists the traffic lights at Highway 9 and Highway 400 northbound will be out for a few days.
Environment Canada's forecast says that more thunderstorm activity could return tomorrow, when the Toronto area could see temperatures near 31°C and rising humidity, too.

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

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RUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-13 published
Loving nurse had the touch of an angel
By Curtis RUSH, Staff Reporter
Catherine Kathleen ISAAC was a modern-day Florence Nightingale who not only treated patients but often attended to family members.
As a nurse, ISAAC believed that illness could be fought on several fronts, not just with medicine and surgery. A laugh, or smile or a good deed seemed to be a ready cure.
She had an angel's touch, especially with her family, and whether it was a cousin in a car accident or her ailing in-laws, she put everyone's interests before her own.
"We relied on her strength and her caring nature," said daughter Vera, who is also a nurse. "Her mother was like that."
In the end, ISAAC's own body failed her. She died in her sleep from a heart attack on October 22 at the age of 83.
Catherine KOZUB grew up in Thorold South, a town of about 250 people, with five siblings, and the spirit of giving was commonplace.
"Everybody cared for one another and there were no exceptions," Vera said.
ISAAC's mother was a nurse, and ISAAC wanted to follow in her footsteps.
She graduated from Hamilton General Hospital in 1946, beginning what would be a 40-year nursing career. She worked in various departments, such as labour and delivery, and in the operating room, in New York City, St. Catharines and Brampton.
In 1948, she married Charlie ISAAC. The owner of a Bolton car dealership, he died in 1998.
Daughter Jo-Anne COPELAND, another nurse, recalled how ISAAC was on hand when her sister Doris's 18-year-old son died in a car accident in St. Catharines in 1963. Her mother was with Doris and "gave great comfort" to her at a time of devastating loss.
When her brother Joe had a heart attack, she was there. When her in-laws needed 24-hour care, she was there. And she helped her own sisters when they were ill.
A distant relative, Esther USICK, 72, of St. Catharines, recalled the time, as a teenager, she had kidney surgery in Toronto. When she went home following the operation, she was weak.
It was Catherine ISAAC who came over to administer the Vitamin B12 shots that restored her to health.
"She always did something for everybody. Lots of kindness," USICK said.
ISAAC had a heart attack about seven years ago, but that didn't really slow her down.
But she also had spinal problems thatmeant she had to use a wheelchair.
"She was very fragile," Vera said of her mother.
ISAAC was too frail to attend the 60th reunion of her graduating nursing class held in September. Of 100 nurses, only six remain.
But she was fondly remembered there, Vera said.
"One of the members of that class saw the death notice and made her way down to St. Catharines to let us know how important Mom had been," she said.
Although ISAAC had been living in the King Gardens retirement home in Mississauga since 1999, she wasn't content to just sit back, her family said.
Only a few weeks before her death, she was instrumental in raising $2,000 for the Alzheimer's association through a fundraiser, making jams and knitting scarves and other items for the craft table.
At the home, she also organized movie nights and bingo nights and used her artistic talents to paint ceramics.
One of her greatest pleasures was to create ceramic angels because, as Vera said, "she felt she had angels all around her on the inner plane so she wanted to paint them on the outer plane."
ISAAC would give them away to people and "they were like guardian angels" for them.
She was also a prizewinning gardener and a prizewinning deep-sea fisherwoman.
Her favourite sun destination was Antigua, and she had been going there for more than 30 years. But on vacation, her caring nature didn't take a break.
One year, ISAAC met a woman who later became widowed with three children. When the woman came to Canada for medical attention, ISAAC volunteered to bring the children here and and care for them.
They became like a second family and they referred to her and her husband as "Auntie Kay" and "Uncle Charlie."
ISAAC leaves three children, Vera ISAAC of Vernon, British Columbia Jo-Anne COPELAND, of Oakville, and George ISAAC, of St. Catharines, and two grandchildren.

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