SEARLS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-15 published
BARAN, Anne Elaine (formerly SEARLS, née PALIUK)
At Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener, on Thursday December 14, 2006, Anne Elaine BARAN (née PALIUK) in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Roger Leroy SEARLS (1965.) Loved mother of Cathy (Keith) BINGHAM and Karen SEARLS. Loved grandmother of Jennifer (Leon) SIPLE, Chris (Jillynn) MARKLE, Barb FOSTER- JORDAN, Adam HORNOSTAJ Jr., Aaron HORNOSTAJ and Steve HORNOSTAJ and great-grandmother of 5 great-grandchildren. Dear mother-in-law of Adam HORNOSTAJ Sr. and Brad MARKLE. Dear sister of Marie KENNARD, Con PALIUK and Connie BIRCHARD. Dear sister-in-law of Vivian JOHNSTON, Kathleen ABBOTT, Rita BICKELL, Albert (Carolyn) SEARLS and Marion SEARLS. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son Ryan MARKLE, brother Bill PALIUK and sister Pearl PALIUK. A funeral mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock, on Saturday December 16, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Fr. Chris GEVAERT officiating. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery. The family of Anne would like to thank the loving staff of Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener specifically Forest Hill Floor and therefore wish contributions to the Westmount Nursing Home (Forest Hill Floor). Kitchener and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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SEARS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-28 published
WILDER, David
After a brief illness on Sunday February 26, 2006 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, David WILDER age 55. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father Shauna, Lesley and her husband Jason PARKER, Steven and Jacqueline TOOMER, and Sarah TOOMER. Cherished son of the late Donald Percy WILDER and Shielah Wilder SEARS, and step-son of the late Harry SEARS. Dear brother of John and Anne WILDER, Dyana and Dana HIGLEY, and Michael WILDER. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Daniel King Funeral Home (formerly R.E. Allen Funeral Chapel), 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. On Tuesday 6-9 p.m. Service in the chapel Wednesday 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. Donation to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.

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SEARS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
POPE, Ruth Marie (SCOTT)
Peacefully at Watford Quality Care Home on Saturday, June 17th, 2006 Mrs. Ruth Marie (SCOTT) POPE of Watford in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Robert POPE. Loving mother of Michael POPE and Kim of London, Christopher POPE and his wife Glenda of Lambeth and Susan PIETERSON and her husband John of London. Also loved by her 6 grandchildren Lisa, Adam, Shann and Robert POPE, Jessica and Rebecca PIETERSON. Dear sister of John SCOTT and his wife Margaret of Mount Brydges, Catherine and her husband Doctor Gerry SEARS of London and Johanne and her husband Don McLEOD of Kincardine. Cremation Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Private family memorial service. Many thanks to the great ladies at Watford Quality Care Home for their kindness and compassion. Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. In charge of arrangements. (519) 641-1793. "Just remember the good times".

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SEARS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
DOHERTY, Patricia Helen (ELLIS)
Safe in the arms of Jesus, Patricia Helen DOHERTY (ELLIS) on Monday, December 11, 2006, in her 94th year. Dearly loved Mother of Patricia BOYACHEK and her husband Max, Diane FAUBERT and her husband Gilles. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Joy McGUIRE and her husband Wally, Trish STRINGER and her husband Graham, John BOYACHEK and his wife Sandra, Jim BOYACHEK and his wife Jaime, Janet HALLAM and her husband Chris, Joe BOYACHEK and his wife Heather, David FAUBERT and his wife Christa, Mark FAUBERT and his wife Stephanie, and Carolyn FAUBERT and Isaac. She is also survived by 12 Great-grandchildren. Sister to Jean LUSSIER and brother George ELLIS, sister-in-law Margaret ELLIS. Pre-deceased by her husband Kenneth and her sisters Marguerite SEARS, Kathleen TAILOR/TAYLOR, Vivian DALES and her brother Frank ELLIS. A special thank you to the compassionate loving staff at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Delaware for the exceptional care given to Pat (Daisy). Graveside service to be held at Urgel Bourgie Les Cimetières-Jardin, Montreal on Thursday December 14th, 2006 at 12: 30. Memorial service to be held at West Park Baptist Church, London, Ontario on Saturday December 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend John BOYACHEK officiating. As an expression of sympathy a memorial donation may be made to her church, West park Baptist Church Building Fund, 1151 Royal York Rd., London, Ontario, N6H 3Z7 or to the charity of your choice.

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SEARS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-03-15 published
VOLLICK, Bill " Wild Bill"
Passed away suddenly on Tuesday March 7, 2006 at the Toronto General Hospital in his 73rd year. Bill of Stayner, loving partner of Janice KOLKEA. Loving father of Marie McCONNELL, Julie VOLLICK- SEARS, Gary VOLLICK, Bill VOLLICK Jr., Terry VOLLICK, Melanie VOLLICK and Angel VOLLICK. Grandpa of Jamie, the late Joey, Brandy, Jason, Shawn, Jeremy, Ashley, Chris, Niki, Michelle, Billy and Blaze. Great grandpa of Joshua, Tristan, Cruize, Chloe and Spencer. Brother of Ron and Jean VOLLICK, Harry and Marilyn VOLLICK, Bruce and Janice VOLLICK, the late Viola JOHNSTON and the late Corrine SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER. Cherished father figure to Tammy HOLLMANN and family and Michelle PEARCE. Bill will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews, long time Friends Bill DUFFY, Ken HALL and the rest of the crew. 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 March 10, 2006. Funeral Service was held at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner on Saturday March 11, 2006 at 1 o'clock. If desired, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca.
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SEARS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-09 published
DOBBIN, Craig Laurence, O.C.
Craig Laurence DOBBIN, O.C., husband, father, grandfather, dear friend, entrepreneur, philanthropist, chairman, founder of the world's largest helicopter corporation and one of Newfoundland and Labrador's proudest sons. Surrounded by his beloved wife, confidante and best friend Elaine, his five children, and his brothers and sisters, at home looking out over the rugged Atlantic Ocean in Beachy Cove, Newfoundland, he presided gracefully and courageously over his final covenant and entered into the arms of the angels at age 71 on October 7, 2006. Craig DOBBIN was born in Saint_John's, Newfoundland on Friday, September 13, 1935, one of 11 children to Rita (POWER) and Patrick. He grew up on King's Bridge Road, a working class neighbourhood. He graduated from St. Bonaventure College in Saint_John's and went on to become one of the global aviation industry's most successful figures. He provided opportunity, support and inspiration to thousands through his businesses, his philanthropy and most importantly through his charming, larger than life, magnanimous character. A fearless buccaneer in the business world, Craig was guided by integrity, honesty and loyalty, and dove passionately into every task he undertook. He sprinkled his many speeches with concise, memorable axioms, including his three favorites: 'Never take no for an answer,' 'Turn adversity into opportunity,' and, his favorite in recent years, 'Time is the enemy.' From his base in Newfoundland, he founded Sealand Helicopters with one aircraft in 1977 and launched CHC Helicopter Corporation in 1987, building the enterprise into the largest helicopter services company in the world through timely acquisitions, strategic decisions and the support of many dedicated, loyal employees. He visited many of the 35 countries in which CHC operates, served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and later as Executive Chairman, and delivered his final speech to shareholders with his usual wit and charm, and to lengthy applause, on September 28, 2006 in Vancouver. Craig founded Omega Investments, a Newfoundland real estate company that, combined with his reputation and integrity, provided the leverage and collateral for many of his subsequent ventures. He founded Air Atlantic, a regional fixed-wing airline when the Open Skies Treaty was signed in 1989; created Vector Aerospace through a public offering; built Canadian Helicopters and created CHC Composites Limited. With every success, he was quick to point to his team, describing himself as a casting director rather than a master at business. He recognized talent and had a knack of making every individual feel important and his fellow employees were like family to him. Craig strongly believed in giving back to the community and did so with passion. In the giving of his time and talents, he never looked for recognition, but received it nevertheless for his outstanding generosity, support and encouragement. He was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada - which he considered to be his greatest honour he received honorary degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland, the National University of Ireland and Saint Mary's University in Halifax. He was the Provincial and National Transportation Person of the Year; was awarded the Medaille de l'aeronatique from the Government of France established to reward the individuals who distinguished themselves in the development of aviation was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame; was Atlantic Canada's Entrepreneur of the Year and was voted Newfoundland and Labrador's Businessman of the Millennium. Just this past week, Craig received notification that he was to be inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in June 2007 for his lifetime of work and achievement in the aviation industry. He was a fiercely proud Newfoundlander, a loyal Canadian and honoured citizen of the Republic of Ireland. Craig served as Honourary Consul General of Ireland for Newfoundland and Labrador and was Chairman of the Ireland-Canada University Foundation in Dublin. Equally at ease with presidents, princes and those less fortunate, he supported, sometimes anonymously, many causes. He endowed the Robert M. Kotloff/Nancy P. Blumenthal Professorship for Advanced Lung Disease at the University of Pennsylvania and served as Honourary Chairman and Patron for various non-profit organizations including the Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador; Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation The Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation; The Health Care Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador; Memorial University and others. He was named Outstanding Individual Philanthropist by the Canadian Society of Fundraising Executives. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by thousands. Leaving to mourn his wife, Elaine; daughters Joanne (Brian SEARS;) Carolyn; sons Mark (Sandra) Craig (Lisa); David (Penny); and their mother Eleanor. Step-children Kellee CARTER (Jason); Scott PARSONS (Karen); Robin PARSONS (Callie). Grandchildren Isobel DOBBIN- SEARS; Tim ROSE; Christine ROSE Kelly ROSE; Sally HOLLOWAY; Jane HOLLOWAY; Eleanor HOLLOWAY Megan DOBBIN; Maria DOBBIN; Michael DOBBIN; Zachary DOBBIN; Jake DOBBIN; Gillian DOBBIN; Heather DOBBIN; Jayne CARTER; Kate CARTER Lily PARSONS; Hilary PARSONS; Sisters Maureen (Dr. Justin MacCARTHY) Marion (Dr. Walter TUCKER); Rita (Edwin DODGE), Margo (William STINSON); Brothers Basil, Dermot (Cyndi); Barney (Elizabeth) sister-in-law, Joan DOBBIN. A large number of nieces, nephews, dear Friends and employees. At Craig's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal period of visitation. Funeral mass to be held at the Basilica of Saint_John the Baptist at 3: 00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2006, private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, P.O. Box 14078, Saint_John's, Newfoundland, A1B 4G8; or the Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, IPF Research Fund, P.O. Box 13457, Saint_John's, Newfoundland, A1B 4B8. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home. To send a message of condolence or to sign a memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com; a guest book has also been set up at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road for the convenience of the general public.

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SEARS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-13 published
HIRD, Douglas Melville, B.A, FLMI, AIIC
Peacefully in Orillia on Sunday November 12, 2006 in his 68th year. Doug (formerly of Whitby) beloved husband of Joyce (nee HARRIS) Loved brother of John Edgar HIRD and wife Anne of Oakville and brother-in-law of Evelyn FULFORD and husband Roy of Meaford, Ron HARRIS and wife Julie of Orono, Douglas HARRIS of Kendal, Linda SEARS and husband Bill of New Jersey and Charles HARRIS and wife Aimie of Orono. Dear uncle of Sheila ENGLISH and husband Brian of Rugby and Paul HIRD of Oakville. He will also be missed by many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Doug was always a strong believer in supporting the volunteer sector and contributed much time and effort to a number of organizations. He has served, amongst others, as President of the Whitby Tennis Club, President of the Whitby Curling Club, Founding member and President of the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, Founding Member and President of the Alzheimer Association of Ontario, Peoples and Rectors Warden of All Saints' Anglican Church, Whitby, Member of the Archbishop's Human Resources Advisory Committee for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, Founding Secretary and President of the FLMI Association of Toronto, Member of the National Society for Performance and Instruction (an International Organization), Founding Secretary for the Community Care Access Centre of Durham Region, Founding Secretary of the Community Care Foundation of Durham Region, Founding Chair for the Durham Warm Water Aquatic Program, Member of the Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada and Central Region, Founding Member of the Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada -- South Eastern Ontario Region, Member of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron Oshawa and Orillia. Family and Friends will be received at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East Orillia (705) 326-3595, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and at Saint_James' Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N., Orillia on Wednesday, November 15th from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 1 o'clock followed by cremation. If desired, memorial donations made to The Alzheimers Society of Durham Region or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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SEARS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-14 published
George BAIN, 86: Political columnist set standard
A must-read in Canada for nearly 40 years
Helped clarify muddle over 'fuddle duddle'
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Staff Reporter
For Canadian political junkies from the 1950s through the 1980s, George BAIN's newspaper column was a must-read.
Witty, urbane, and an incisive observer of Parliament Hill and Washington, BAIN's elegant prose and musings about politics and politicians informed and delighted readers for more than 40 years.
Remember "fuddle duddle," the late prime minister Pierre Trudeau's explanation of an expletive he directed to an opposition member of Parliament in the House of Commons? Thank BAIN for setting the record straight on it.
The rest of the Ottawa press gallery reported only that Trudeau "mouthed an obscenity" in the now-famous 1968 incident. In his Globe and Mail column, BAIN wrote that Trudeau told the member of Parliament to fuck off, and without the dashes -- the first time the word had ever been published in a Canadian newspaper.
BAIN, who also wrote for The Toronto Star, died in Halifax yesterday (May 14) at age 86. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
"He wrote the most important column in Canada," said Val SEARS, a former Star reporter who worked with him. "He was the most stylish of the people writing about Canadian politics. His columns were often hilarious, which made him tremendously popular."
"George wrote with real wit and style," said Tim CREERY, a former Southam News and Montreal Star reporter who worked with him in Ottawa and Washington.
"He was clever and funny and not a guy who accepted the party line."
BAIN's column in the Globe set the standard to which political columnists aspired. He was considered the unofficial opposition in Ottawa and never cowered from pointing out when politicians' words didn't square with their actions.
Allan FOTHERINGHAM, who himself occupies a formidable place in Canadian journalism, once called him "the wittiest columnist ever to grace Ottawa."
When the late Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio giant Peter GZOWSKI was asked if he read BAIN, he responded, "Do Catholic priests read the Bible?"
BAIN's " Letters from Lilac, Saskatchewan.," were columns in which he created fictional prairie reactions to political events. The columns distilled his trademark humour and wit, were hugely popular and were later published in a book.
Born in Toronto in 1920, BAIN quit school at age 16 to work as a copy boy at the Star for $6 a week. But he ended up back in school, vowing to return to the paper over the summer.
"I can't explain where his interest in newspaper work arose but he had the reputation of being a funny guy -- not a class clown at North Toronto Collegiate," said brother Ian BAIN, who attended the same school.
When he returned to the Star that summer, the editor who'd promised him a job was on vacation.
Rather than "waste a streetcar ticket," as BAIN later told a reporter, he went over to the Toronto Telegram and was hired on the spot.
He worked there until 1941, when he became an Royal Canadian Air Force bomber pilot -- despite a fear of flying that lasted throughout his life. He served in Britain and North Africa, piloting Wellington bombers on raids against Italy. He was given temporary leave to act in a film about the air force.
At the end of the war, BAIN was lured from the Telegram by the Globe, where he wrote about municipal politics. He eventually moved on to Queen's Park and Parliament Hill.
In 1957, BAIN opened the Globe's first London bureau, where he covered Europe, Africa and the Middle East. From 1960 to 1964 he was posted to Washington and reported on the civil rights movement, the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
In 1964, BAIN returned to Ottawa to begin work as the national affairs columnist and remained there for nearly a decade.
He returned to the Star as editorial page editor in 1973, but realized he didn't like the committee process of writing editorials. "Writing editorials is like wetting your pants while wearing a blue serge suit," he once said. "Nobody notices and it leaves you with a warm feeling."
The next year, the Star sent him to London as a European correspondent.
Editors at the Star knew him as a "perfectionist" who would rewrite his opening paragraph 30 times before being satisfied.
BAIN's last newspaper column ran in the Star on August 10, 2001 a fitting end to a career launched in those same pages.
"There are very few people to whom you could apply the word giant. Pierre Berton was one and I think Walter Stewart was one and certainly George BAIN was one," said former King's College journalism professor Eugene MEESE, who worked with BAIN.
BAIN and his wife Marion were eventually seduced by Nova Scotia and in 1982 they designed and built their home in Mahone Bay, complete with a wine cellar to house his vintage collection.
While out east, he continued writing about wine while serving as dean of journalism at King's College in Halifax and maintaining a critical watch on Ottawa for two Halifax dailies.
BAIN authored books including I've Been Around and Around and Around, Letters from Lilac, Champagne is for Breakfast, Gotcha and Nursery Rhymes to be Read Aloud by Young Parents with Old Children, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
After Marion died in 1998, BAIN's health deteriorated. He is survived by his son Christopher and grand_sons Sam and Jonathan, his brother Ian of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, and sisters Moyna SEIDERMAN and Sheila BAIN of Vancouver.

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SEASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
LIVINGSTON, Ron
1st Memorial Season, Reason, Lifetime When someone is in your life for a Reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty. To provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they pass-away, walk away, or act up or out to force you to make a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh, They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use, in all relationships in your life Thank-you, Ron for your respect, support, unconditional love. Thank-you, Ron for allowing me in your life. I know the Reason. It felt like a Season. I wish it was a Lifetime. Never forgotten, Miss you Love Always, Ann Deline LIVINGSTON.

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SEATON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
JULL, Robert Arthur
Peacefully with his family at his side at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday January 29, 2006, Robert Arthur JULL of Norwich in his 91st year. Beloved husband of 57 years to Mary (née KARN.) Loving father of David and wife Lesley of Thornhill, Doug and wife Pauline of Mississauga, Barb and husband Mark SEATON of Lakeside. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ashley and Tyler JULL, Taylor and Bobby SEATON. Predeceased by daughter Janet JULL, sister Mary JONES and brother Edward JULL. Robert was a Naval veteran of World War 2, a member of Norwich Legion Br. #190, a member of Norwich United Church. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Robert's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday February 1st at 2 p.m. with Reverend Donna BAUMAN/BOWMAN- WOODALL officiating. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A Legion service will be held Tuesday at 6: 30 p.m. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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SEATON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
AMMAR, Miriam Rachel (née ORLAN)
Died on Sunday, April 2nd, 2006, peacefully and with dignity at home in the loving embrace of her family, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Beloved wife of Mark, adored mother of Ron and Judy, devoted daughter of Sam and Norma ORLAN, dear sister of Tammy and Arnie ROSS, Rosie and Ken SHELSON, loving aunt to Jared, Rebecca, Jonathan, Eric and Lee, faithful friend to Kathy and Don SEATON. Funeral at 11: 00 a.m. on Monday, April 3rd, 2006 at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue West. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation, 416-480-4483. The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude for the compassionate care given to Miriam by Doctor Ray OSBORNE and the team at Sunnybrook and Women.

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