SIMS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-17 published
HUNT, Reta (née COOPER)
At her residence in Thornbury on Thursday, June 15, 2006 in her 100th year. Daughter of the late Edward and Lavina (EAGLES) COOPER. Reta was predeceased by her beloved husbands Norman HUNT in 1968 and George HUNT in 1999. Loved mother of Jim HUNT and his wife Mary of Guelph. Sadly missed Grandma of David HUNT (Judy McADAM) Jennifer (John) WABISZCZEWICZ; Jonathan (Aimee) HUNT; and Joanne (Erik) VELDMAN. Devoted Great-Grandma of Emma and Andrew HUNT Karen and Daniel WABISZCZEWICZ; Emily and Simon HUNT and Ryan, Monika, and Heather VELDMAN. Also remembered by step-children Sharon ROSS of London; Bonnie HUNT of Nepean and Bill HUNT and his wife Pat of Ravenswood and by their children Curtis ROSS Kimberley SIMS; Andrew HUNT, Tricia (Ryan DEWARS) and Steven HUNT and great-grandchildren Jake and Megan DEWARS and David SIMS. Predeceased by her brothers George, Clifton, Jim, Lloyd, Dolson and Carol COOPER and remembered as a dear aunt by their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Sunday from 2: 00 until 4: 00 p.m. and from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Whately Rebekah Lodge No. 231 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 45. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Jim NEALE, will be conducted at Thornbury First Baptist Church on Monday June 19 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery to follow. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Thornbury First Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
SIMS, Orval Victor
In loving memory of my dear husband Orval Victor SIMS who passed away 8 years ago, March 4, 1998.
We hold you close within our hearts
And there you will remain
With all our love and memories
Until we are all together again.
Lovingly remembered by wife Eva, family and Friends.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
VLACH remembered for spirit, courage
By Jane SIMS, Free Press Reporter, Mon., April 24, 2006
VLACH: The Central secondary grad and athlete died Saturday at age 19 of cancer.
In his short, extraordinary life, Alex VLACH taught everyone around him about living life with dignity. With determination. With grace.
Cancer was his only enemy. In the end, even VLACH's unequalled drive to win was no match for the deadly disease.
VLACH, a Central secondary school graduate and athlete who inspired his school to reach out to others, died on Saturday at age 19.
He leaves behind a community of family and Friends in awe of his courageous journey and his unbreakable spirit despite the odds.
"He's a hero to a lot of people," said teacher and football coach John VOUVALIDIS.
"He showed us all what amazing things can be accomplished with strength of spirit and hope," said teacher Martine Bracey HOFFMAN.
In Grade 10, VLACH lost his mom to cancer. Within a year, he was diagnosed with a rare abdominal form of the disease.
When he was 16, after 42 chemotherapy treatments and 12 radiation treatments, he found an insight into his struggle.
"There are more important things in life than school or money or work," he said. "Family and Friends mean a lot."
He was a gym rat who tried to shoot baskets every day during his treatments, said teacher Sharon Young KIPP. He wasn't allowed to dress for football, but he still came to practice. He dressed for the last game of the year.
"He was so strong about it," VOUVALIDIS said. "He had this never-give-up attitude."
The cancer went into remission and stayed away for almost two years.
"I've always said my mom gave it to me so I could beat it," he said at a Central football game.
"You have to be strong. Never once did I say I was going to die. All through this, I just kept thinking about how I was going to play football and basketball again."
He had won his first battle against cancer and didn't lose his drive to raise awareness.
"I was lucky. I got to share his dream and help him make it work," Kipp YOUNG said.
Last year, VLACH took on a fundraising drive at the school, selling Lance Armstrong bracelets and breast cancer bracelets.
He also helped to raise $10,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
A year ago, he received an Ernie McTavish Award given London high school students who have overcome great odds.
He was accepted to Western's Kings University College and worked at Camp Trillium for kids with cancer, for the summer.
But he began to feel ill. In August, he was told the cancer was back. His diagnosis was terminal.
In September, he said he found inspiration in Terry Fox and wanted his own life to be used to raise money for children.
"He just kept fighting -- never quit," said football coach Phil HARRIS.
An annual award has been named for VLACH.
The cancer campaign at the school this year was dedicated to him. Three weeks ago, VLACH was at the school for the last time for an assembly.
On Friday their Carnival of Hope aims to match the $10,000 raised last year.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
SIMS. David Allen
It is with heavy hearts and loving memories that we announce the passing of David Allen SIMS of London in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Darla SIMS. Loving father of Steven SIMS (Sandra) and Lisa JUDGE (Vince.) Dear Papa of Leanna, Crystal, Nathan, Alexis, Bryan, Christina and Justin. David is also survived by his brother Jim SIMS (Lucy) and sister Rose FISHER (Fred) and in-laws Peter ROWAN, Eva SIMS, Jack TUCKER and Brad VENNER (Betty). Predeceased by Gloria ROWAN, Orval SIMS and Daisy TUCKER. David was employed at Wolverine Tube for 27 years. Visitation in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, May 4th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory of David, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Research or the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-04 published
MORLOCK, Alma Irene (SMITH)
Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, Friday, June 2, 2006, Alma Irene (SMITH) MORLOCK, age 102, formerly of Crediton. Beloved wife of the late C. Gordon MORLOCK (1993.) Mother-in-law of Gladys (BECKER) MORLOCK of Waterloo. Grandma of Scott and Janet MORLOCK, Lynn and Mike KEOUGH and great-grandma of Mark, Peter and Weston MORLOCK, Austin, Kevin and Sean KEOUGH. Remembered by her nephew Donald FINKBEINER, great-nieces, great-nephews and their families. Predeceased by Doctor Frederick MORLOCK (1993,) brothers William, Roy and Eldon SMITH, sisters Idella SIMS, Beulah SPARLING and Lavina FINKBEINER. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday evening 7 to 9 p.m.; where the funeral service will be held Monday, June 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Zion United Church, Crediton or charity of choice would be appreciated. Alma was a life-long member of Zion United Church and the Crediton Women's Institute. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-15 published
Teen charged in deadly crash
A Kitchener woman was killed in a T-bone collision when hit by a car full of teens.
By Jane SIMS, Free Press Reporter, Sun., October 15, 2006
A teenage driver faces impaired driving charges after a carload of West Perth teens collided with a Kitchener woman's car late Friday, killing her.
Perth Ontario Provincial Police said Trista GLIEDT, 23, died at the scene of the T-bone collision at Perth Line 36 and Road 150 between Sebringville and Mitchell.
GLIEDT was travelling east when her car was struck on the passenger side by a car travelling north, police said.
Two 16-year-olds, two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old, all from West Perth, were taken to Stratford General Hospital.
The 16-year-old driver was charged with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
He is to appear in Stratford court November 30. He cannot be identified because of provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The crash has rekindled concerns about teens driving drunk, particularly in rural areas.
But Jodi BAKER, principal of Mitchell District high school, said special programs have been presented to students and more are planned this year to discuss the dangers of impaired driving.
"We continue to try and be proactive and provide students with an educational opportunities to know about drinking and driving and the impact of it," BAKER said.
Her school community has been fortunate because it has not had to deal with recent incidents of teens and drunk driving, she said
"Our thoughts and prayers will be with the families."
Pauline NEWTON, president of the London chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving said her organization "is very concerned about the representation of youth in these type of crashes."
A University of Western Ontario study completed for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada recommends drivers under the age of 21 should have a zero blood-alcohol level.
New drivers are required to have no alcohol in their system until they graduate to a G2 licence.
"We feel young drivers are inexperienced drivers. They're immature, and they're should be a point-zero alcohol tolerance to the age of 21," NEWTON said.
Allan KEITH, regional representative for Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving for Huron, Perth, Middlesex and Elgin counties, said Friday's crash is a sad reminder of why public education on the effects of drunk driving is essential.
"To have something like this happen just pushes us even more to try and get the message out and make people aware these things happen," he said.
"They shouldn't because they are 100-per-cent preventable."
Meanwhile, bad weather was cited as a factor in a crash yesterday that sent a Huron Ontario Provincial Police officer to the London Health Sciences Centre by air ambulance after his cruiser left the road and struck a utility pole about 9 a.m. in northern Huron County.
The officer, Const. Dave MOUNSEY, was on his way to a transport truck rollover near Wroxeter. There were no injuries in the truck crash.
High winds and wet snow made for treacherous driving conditions. Huron Ontario Provincial Police said the road was covered with slush.
MOUNSEY, an eight-year police veteran, is listed in serious condition.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
Driver charged in fatality
An Aylmer man was charged after his passenger was killed in a rollover.
By Jane SIMS, Free Press Reporter, Mon., October 16, 2006
For the second time in two days, an area driver has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a fatal collision.
On Saturday night, Elgin Ontario Provincial Police were called to a crash on Pulley Road north of Sparta Line in an isolated part of Central Elgin.
Police said an sport utility vehicle left a gravel road, struck a utility pole and rolled.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
The passenger, Devon SCHMELTER, 20, of Malahide Township died at the scene. Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.
"The seatbelt USAge… (was) the difference between the driver and the passenger being killed," Ontario Provincial Police Const. Angela Baker said yesterday.
SCHMELTER was bounced around the rolling vehicle and finally pinned underneath.
Philip EDWARDS, 20, of Aylmer is charged with impaired driving causing death.
He is expected to appear in Saint Thomas court today.
The crash is the second over the weekend involving an impaired driving charge.
On Friday night, a car carrying five West Perth teens collided with a car driven by a Kitchener woman.
The woman, Trista GLIEDT, 23, died at the scene.
Baker said in recent months there has not been the high number of fatalities connected to impaired driving in the region.
But, she added, any impaired driving death, considering the concerted efforts to stop people from driving drunk, is "tragic."
Baker said from the Ontario Provincial Police viewpoint, young people have been given information about the dangers of impaired driving "from the police, their parents and the school system from Day 1.
"It's highly disappointing for us to see that education and all the dollars spent and all the efforts have been wasted."
Baker said there is so much more support and education than for previous generations of drivers.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
SIMS, Jim
In loving memory of a dear Husband and Father, Jim SIMS, who left us one year ago today.
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
So He closed His arms around you
And whispered "Come to Me",
A golden heart stopped beating,
Your gentle hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Greatly missed by Pat, Cory and Emma

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
HUNTER, Shirley Madeline
In loving memory of a dear mother, Shirley Madeline HUNTER, who passed away November 3, 1993.
In our home she is fondly remembered,
Sweet memories cling to her name,
Those who loved her in life sincerely
Still love her in death just the same.
Deeply missed by your daughter Wanda and husband Kelvin SIMS, children and grandchildren.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
RAMSAY, Joan M.
Suddenly on Saturday, November 4, 2006 Joan M. RAMSAY passed away in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas RAMSAY. Loving mother of David (Michelle NEWMAN,) Janice SIMS (Kevin.) Dear grandmother of Shelby and Sydney. She will be sadly missed by pets Whitney, Floyd, Zulu and Jag. Dear sister of Granville MILLER, also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the London Humane Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly acknowledged.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
HOWE, Harold Lawrence
In Strathmore, Alberta on November 14, 2006, Harold Lawrence HOWE in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Dorothy RINN. Loved father of Robert (Pat), Bonnie HOWE, Daniel (Linda), Jerry (Cindy), Susan SIMS (Murray), Gordon, Ron and Brenda HOWE, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kay TREEHUBA and Elsie BAYLESS, London, Ontario. Predeceased by son Joseph and parents Joseph and Ethel HOWE, Glencoe, Ontario. Also brothers William, Joseph and Clifford and sisters Dorothy BROWN and Ruth GOULD. A native of Glencoe, Ontario, he was a veteran of World War 2, serving with the Kent Regiment, Essex, Scottish and Royal Canadian Regiment. Service to be held in Strathmore, Alberta November 20, 2006 with interment in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-07 published
Hit-and-run ended party
A University of Western Ontario student walking home from an end-of-year party was struck and killed.
By Jane SIMS, Free Press Justice Reporter, Thurs., December 7, It was supposed to be a day of celebration for Michael SALENTYN. Instead, last April 11 was a day of tragedy and loss.
SALENTYN, 23, had just finished the commercial aviation management program at the University of Western Ontario. He'd accomplished his dream of becoming a pilot and was chosen to be the class valedictorian in June.
But while he was celebrating with Friends, a life of promise was cut short in a hit-and-run.
Yesterday, 23-year-old Oscar MARROQUIN- PONCE pleaded guilty to failing to stop for an accident causing death.
Assistant Crown attorney Peter ROLLINGS outlined the case for Ontario Court Justice Kathleen McGOWAN.
ROLLINGS said SALENTYN and his Friends had been at a party on Western Road, playing a drinking game and that SALENTYN consumed a lot of beer.
From samples taken later, his blood/alcohol level was measured at 172 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, more than double the legal limit for driving.
The group left the party on foot about 2 a.m. On Walmer Gardens near Castlegrove Boulevard, they were playing "kick the can" with a plastic juice bottle. One of SALENTYN's Friends kicked the bottle onto Castlegrove.
SALENTYN was the only one who didn't see the car coming and went onto the road.
MARROQUIN- PONCE was returning home from working at the downtown Martini Bar. He had been drinking.
Earlier, he had played "kick the can" outside Jack's Bar on Richmond Street and had been dancing at the Martini Bar before leaving.
Friends said MARROQUIN- PONCE was considered "a responsible drinker,often" acting as a designated driver or not driving at all if he believed he'd drank too much.
A witness said he saw MARROQUIN- PONCE at the Martini Bar about 1: 30 a.m. and he didn't appear intoxicated.
MARROQUIN- PONCE was driving his parents' car toward his house on Castlegrove when SALENTYN was struck.
witnesses: said the car braked, but didn't fully stop before it left quickly. Police found no skid marks.
SALENTYN died in hospital the next day of head trauma.
Police found the car at MARROQUIN- PONCE's home about 5 a.m. with the driver's side mirror smashed and windshield broken and caved in. There was glass on the hood and a trace of red on the bumper.
MARROQUIN- PONCE told police SALENTYN "came out of nowhere, he ran in front of me. I had no chance."
He said he slowed down but was scared and went home.
When interviewed, police said, MARROQUIN- PONCE was near tears. There was no sign of impairment. He admitted to drinking two martinis but said he stopped drinking by 11 p.m.
His sisters told police MARROQUIN- PONCE came home crying and talked on the phone to his parents, who were in British Columbia He said he hit someone and planned to go to the police the next day.
Experts pegged the car travelling at about 58 km/h before the crash.
MARROQUIN- PONCE is to be sentenced February 16.

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SIMS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-10 published
Area crashes leave two dead
By Jane SIMS, Free Press Reporter, Sun., December 10, 2006
Two deaths were reported on area roads due to the snowstorm.
Early yesterday, a 15-year-old Springford-area girl died in a pickup truck rollover on Oxford County Road 13, near Norwich.
Oxford Community Police said Grietje DEWIT had been a passenger in the truck when it went out of control, turned sideways and hit the soft shoulder of the road.
The truck rolled three times into a ditch and came to rest in a field.
Both DEWIT and the 16-year-old driver were ejected from the truck. The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.
DEWIT died at hospital.
The road conditions at the time of the collision were poor with blowing and drifting snow, sometimes becoming white-outs.
Police said neither the driver or DEWIT were wearing seatbelts.
Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police said a man who was seriously injured Friday morning in a Talbot Line (Highway 3) crash has died.
James MILLS, 49, of Aylmer, had been air-lifted to London Health Sciences Centre with critical injuries after he lost control of his van and collided with the truck just west of the Saint Thomas airport.
The road was closed for four hours after the crash.
The driver of the truck, Abe FEHR, 25, of Tillsonburg, was not injured.

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SIMS o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-22 published
SIMS, Evelyn
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Stirling Heights Long Term Care, Cambridge, after a long illness borne with her customary good cheer. Evelyn was in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late George SIMS. Much loved by daughter Louise SIMS and son-in-law Richard RUSSEK of Cambridge, son Robert SIMS of Ottawa, and granddaughters Heather and Sheila RUSSEK. Survived by sister Dorothy CHILD of Renfrew. Predeceased by sister Marion PYETTE and brother Irvine BROWN. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a retired teacher, active church volunteer, avid reader and bridge player. She will be remembered for her sense of humour, strong opinions, love of life and wonderful capacity for Friendship. A Memorial Service will be conducted in the chapel of Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrew's Street, Cambridge (519) 621-1650 on Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation "Grandmothers to Grandmothers" Campaign, 260 Spadina Ave, Ste 501, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2E4, www.stephenlewisfoundation.org. We would like to thank the kind staff of Stirling Heights Long Term Care for their loving care or our mother.

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
SIMS, Alan G. (1928 to 2006)
Passed away Thursday, March 16. Beloved husband and best friend of Shirley and devoted father of Glenna and Janan, father-in-law of Callum and grandfather of Connor, Graham and Isaak. He will also be missed by his sisters Betty and Helen and his brother Ted, and their families. Graduate of Brown School, Oakwood C.I. and Trinity College, University of Toronto. For many years a geography teacher at Burnamthorpe Collegiate. He enjoyed his retirement at his beloved cottage, where he canoed, swam, and planned his travels. Past Master and District Secretary of The General Mercer Lodge. Long time volunteer with the Distress Centre II. Words cannot express our gratitude for the exceptional care he received at Meighen Manor. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 21, 11 a.m. at St. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
Nina MORLEY, Professor (1909-2006)
Brilliant University of Toronto researcher's first supervisor was Charles BEST, with whom she co-authored an early paper
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Most likely, Nina MORLEY, a bright high-school graduate from Kamloops, British Columbia, found her life a bit boring. During the 1930s, discouraged from working or higher education by her parents, she spent her life playing badminton, participating in theatre groups and leading Girl Guides.
So, when offered a free place to stay in Toronto, Nina MORLEY, 10 years out of high school, headed east on a one-way ticket. Once arrived, she enrolled at the University of Toronto and eventually became a researcher there. Her first supervisor was Charles BEST, a co-discoverer of insulin; with him, she co-authored one of her early papers.
She taught at the university while continuing with her research in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, part of the U of T's faculty of medicine.
Under the supervision of Arnis KUKSIS, she studied the activity of the lipases involved in fat absorption from the intestine and in fat clearance from the blood, resulting in a better understanding of one of the underlying causes of obesity, heart disease and strokes. Lipases are the enzymes that break down dietary or blood fats and free the fatty acids required for absorption by tissues.
Prof. MORLEY co-authored many papers published in leading scientific journals with Doctor KUKSIS, her final supervisor, between the late 1960s and late '70s. "Nina was a very determined, independent person," Doctor KUKSIS said. "There really wasn't room for supervision."
Nina Hope MORLEY grew up as the second of four daughters of an English lawyer and his wife. Not only did she excel in high school, but also at the U of T. The Globe and Mail reported in June of 1939: "Scores of scholarships and prizes studded the list with special kudos for the elect, none of them could match for sheer dramatic quality, the performance of Miss Nina H. MORLEY of Kamloops, British Columbia, who at 29, and after being out of school for 10 years, won the 1939 Governor-General's silver medal for highest general proficiency."
Prof. MORLEY, according to the reporter, said she had never thought much about going to university but, when the opportunity arose, she went out of curiosity and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Perhaps she had been influenced by a British teacher who once stayed with the MORLEY family. For at least 25 years, she corresponded with Christine Fonntaine, who sent her books as well as letters.
Prof. MORLEY supported herself through her degree by doing odd jobs and babysitting, graduating in 1941 in home economics. She interned at Vancouver General Hospital as a dietician and, in 1944, finished her master's degree at the University of British Columbia. The school hired her as an assistant professor of home economics.
"She was an excellent professor," said Evelyn SIMS, one of her students from that time. "She was compassionate and a great person. You could talk to her, any time."
At the same time, she worked on her PhD, keeping her research in one of the wartime huts that served as a classroom. When the hut burned down, her work went with it. Still, she completed her doctorate in home economics at Oregon State College in 1957.
From there, she took up research at the University of Toronto and stayed until retirement. After she retired, she stayed active with the university, proofreading and editing many papers. She also travelled extensively and took an avid interest in the history of the Middle East, even studying cuneiform.
She never married, perhaps because her British parents cared about the social status of her suitors, perhaps because the Second World War intervened.
Said a friend, Shirley FRASER: " She believed that everyone was put on Earth for a reason and that everyone, whether in work or in life, had it within them to live up to their full potential even if they had to be berated into believing it."
Nina Hope MORLEY was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, on December, 14, 1909. She died in Toronto on May 9. She is survived by her sister, Brenda.

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-23 published
PRINGLE, Anna Ludutsky, PhD
On Tuesday, September 19, 2006, Doctor Anna PRINGLE of Ottawa, age 84. Born May 30, 1922 in New York City. Loving mother of Margaret NEWTON (late John), Marianne QUAIN (Redmond) and Patricia Pringle SIMS (Ted.) Sadly missed by grandchildren Ross NEWTON, Alice NEWTON and Anna SIMS. Predeceased by her former husband Ross PRINGLE. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 4: 00 p.m. at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, (613-233-1143), followed by reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint_Joe's Women's Centre, 151 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N8. Deepest gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the Garry J. Armstrong Home for their exceptional care and compassion. Condolences/donations/tributes at: mcgarryfamily.ca

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
COOLEY, James Bernard " Jim"
W.W. II Signal Corps Veteran
After a brief illness on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 at the Centenary Health Centre, in his 83rd year. Dear brother of John and his wife Maxine, predeceased by his sister Margaret SIMS, brother Clair and sister Marie BAGGOTT. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday, January 16th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 17th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
GOSTICK, Vernon " Vern" and Daisy (née NORTON)
Both passed away peacefully at home, Orillia, on Monday January 30th, 2006, Vern in his 89th year and Daisy in her 87th year. Loving father and mother of Tom (Rita) of Waubaushene and Geraldine (Ronald) MORGAN of Scarborough. Fondly remembered by their grandchildren Teri (Brett) McCLOUD, Steven (Celia) MORGAN, Rick (Karen) MORGAN, Jeff (Lisa) GOSTICK, Matt (Keri) GOSTICK, stepgrand_son Jim (Michele) HAWKE, great-grandchildren Connor, Bridget, Brittany and step great-grand_son Brad. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Eva SIMS of Orillia and many great Friends. Vern was a member of Local 30, Steel Workers Assocation, he joined in 1943; and active with all his pals of the Rod and Gun Club of Don Mills for 45 years. A private family Service was held at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia. If desired, memorial donations to the Salvation Army or Helping Hands, Orillia would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at wwwmundellfuneralhome.com

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-15 published
SIMS, Pamela M. (née TURNER)
Peacefully at the Brant Centre, Burlington on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. Loving mother of Graham SIMS and his wife Beth MacDONALD and Kevin SIMS and his wife Sabine QUAST. Cherished Nana of Colin and Laura. Predeceased by her husband Basil SIMS. Pamela retired as an English Teacher at Humber College. Cremation has taken place. Private Family Service. If desired, donations to United Unitarian Universalist Fellowship would be sincerely appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333) www.smithsfh.com

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-15 published
FELIX, Jose
Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 13th, 2006 at Toronto Western Hospital with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Angelina for 52 years. Loving father to Gabriella and her husband Gary SIMS, Joe and his wife Marie and Jim and his wife Georgina. "Grandpa" will always be remembered by his 8 grandchildren Andrew, Reginald, Bruce, Charlene, Thomas, Jennifer, Samantha and Eric. Jose was always giving of himself and will be sadly missed by his family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst Street, Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 17th at 10 a.m. at Santa Cruz Roman Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum.

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
SIMS, Alan G. (1928-2006)
Passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006. Beloved husband and best friend of Shirley and devoted father of Glenna and Janan, father-in-law of Callum and grandfather of Connor, Graham and Isaak. He will also be missed by his sisters Betty and Helen and his brother Ted, and their families. Graduate of Brown School, Oakwood C.I. and Trinity College, University of Toronto. For many years a geography teacher at Burnamthorpe Collegiate. He enjoyed his retirement at his beloved cottage where he canoed, swam and planned his travels. Past Master and District Secretary, The General Mercer Lodge. Longtime volunteer with the Distress Centre II. Words cannot express our gratitude for the exceptional care he received at Meighen Manor. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 21, 11 a.m. at St. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SIMS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
CUDMORE, Lloyd George
Suddenly, and peacefully, at home in Newmarket on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Betty and loving father of John CUDMORE (Candee,) and Lynn WEIGHT (Terry.) Proud grandfather of Michael and Heather CUDMORE, Steph WEIGHT (Paul LISI,) and Brett WEIGHT. Predeceased by his parents Colin and Vera CUDMORE and his brothers Robert and James. Survived by his sisters-in-law Irene SIMS (Hugh,) Shirley COOK (Tom,) Marie TOMLINSON (Bruce GRAHAM,) Marion FRANZ, and the late Pauline RICHARDS, and his late brothers-in-law Fred RICHARDS and Ralph TOMLINSON. Lloyd will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Lloyd was a member of Tuscan Lodge No. 99 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons and a member of the Bell Pioneers.

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SIMUNAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
Dad, 2 daughters killed in collision
By Debora VAN BRENK, Daniela SIMUNAC, April KEMICK and Kate DUBINSKI, Free Press Reporters, Wed. May 31, 2006
A London man and his two daughters were killed Monday in a head-on collision so violent police weren't sure at first how many people had died.
John DAUBS, 49, and daughters, Ashley, 15, and Stephanie, 12, died when their car was crushed beneath a flatbed towed by a dump truck on Clarke Road near Kilally Road in the city's northeast.
Police are investigating whether the collision was intentional, mechanical or accidental, London police Const. Amanda PFEFFER said.
"It really is indescribable."
As word of the deaths spread at Clarke Road secondary school, where Ashley was in Grade 9, students there were overwhelmed with grief, said friend Taylor WAREHAM.
"People who knew (Ashley) were really upset and confused," said WAREHAM, who was on the track and field team with the popular student.
"There were so many people crying in the hallways. (Ashley) was such a happy outgoing girl," said Jordan CLAYTON, 15, a friend who laid flowers at the crash scene last night.
Friends described the 15-year-old track star as funny, athletic and outgoing, well-liked by peers.
Her younger sister, Stephanie, who was in Grade 7 at Bonaventure Meadows elementary school, was remembered by those who knew her as a smart, friendly, athletic girl with lots of Friends.
"She was always happy," said Murtaza REZAZADA, in Stephanie's class last year.
Carolyn WEBB, a retired Bonaventure kindergarten teacher who taught both girls and stayed in touch with the family, said the pair were "wonderful, loveable girls."
WEBB said John and his wife Debbie had recently separated, but the family remained tight.
"The parents were so dedicated to those girls -- they did everything for them," WEBB said, wiping her eyes.
"This is so devastating."
John's sister, Diane HALES, said last night the family was shocked to hear of the triple fatality early yesterday.
HALES said John was a "doting" dad who was a regular at the girls' many athletic and musical events.
"(John) was a proud father," she said, adding the two girls were "inseparable."
Those who knew John at the trailer park where he had lived and worked as manager for the last 10 years agreed.
"As a dad, he was always there for them," said Jim ANDREW, owner of the London Terrace trailer park on Dundas Street.
"John was very involved."
Overnight and into yesterday, a blue tarp covered the Chevy Citation, flattened by the dump truck.
Yesterday, about 12 London police officers walked shoulder to shoulder examining the road for evidence.
Another 10 blue-gloved officers scoured the ditches and the road edge, searched for clues that might explain why the northbound car slammed into the southbound truck.
The vehicles -- car, dump truck and a backhoe still secured to the truck's flatbed -- were pulled from the scene, but the road wasn't re-opened until yesterday, allowing police to investigate.
Police have interviewed the truck driver, who suffered minor injuries in the crash.
A dog in the car died yesterday.
Police ask any witnesses: to the crash to call 661-5670.

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SIMUNAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-27 published
Bicyclist dies after crash
The Argentine native and her boyfriend planned to marry and have children.
By Daniela SIMUNAC, Free Press Reporter, Tues., June 27, 2006
They'd planned to visit her family in Argentina, but not under these circumstances.
Grisel FERREIRA, 28, and her boyfriend Kayoumars AEINI, 43, also had plans to marry and have children one day.
But all those dreams were shattered when FERREIRA, bicycling home last Wednesday, died after she and a vehicle collided on the Richmond Street bridge in London, south of Windermere Road.
"She was my life, my everything," said AEINI, who will accompany her body back to her native country for her funeral early next week.
FERREIRA, from Argentina's Cordoba province, moved to London about two years ago for a better life, her grieving boyfriend said yesterday.
They met six months later at Fanshawe College where he taught and she studied English as a second language. She wasn't a student of his.
They called each other up to five times a day and e-mailed poems to each other, he said. He saved them, dozens in all. Her name, preceded by a butterfly, accompanied all of her messages.
"She was a butterfly," he said. "She was an angel. She was not a human being."
FERREIRA quickly found a job in the cosmetics department at the Bay in Masonville Place, he said.
"They just loved her there."
The couple lived together in an apartment for a year and a half. She told him she would have moved back to Argentina if not for him, he said.
"We loved each other so deeply. We loved each other so much. Why is she gone?" he asked, wiping tears from his tired eyes.
The couple planned to head to a cottage in August where AEINI planned to propose.
"She always said, 'We have to enjoy our life because you never know what's going to happen,' " he recalled.
FERREIRA wanted to keep active this summer, so the couple bought two bicycles.
"I didn't even want to buy a bike, but I wanted to bike with her," he said.
He told her to be careful and drove her when it rained.
"I will take the safe path," she assured him.
Last Wednesday, he met her at work and they went shopping afterward.
FERREIRA wanted to buy a new dress for his niece's graduation the next day, he said.
He begged her not to ride her bike home that night and offered her a ride instead. It was late and raining outside.
She didn't follow his advice.
"I went home and I waited 45 minutes," said AEINI. He told his brother, "Grisel is not back yet and I'm really worried."
He ran outside in the rain and called her name. "I didn't know what to do," AEINI said.
He returned to his apartment where the police came and told him "the worst possible news," he said.
FERREIRA was struck by a vehicle that left the road and mounted the curb, police said.
Her body taken to University Hospital, she was pronounced dead the same night.
"I was shattered," he said.
Although AEINI had never met her family, FERREIRA had often spoken of him to them.
"Her brother (in Argentina) said they were like one soul in two bodies," said Faranak AEINI, sister of the grief-stricken boyfriend.
"(FERREIRA) always smiled. She loved people and people loved her," she said.
The crash was not a hit-and-run and the vehicle remained at the scene, police said.

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SIMZER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-15 published
Police probe how falling table killed boy, 8, in school
By Canadian Press, Page A8
Prescott, Ontario -- Police are investigating the death of an eight-year-old pupil killed by a falling table at a school in this eastern Ontario town.
Jonathan NOONAN, in Grade 3 at Central Public School, died Wednesday afternoon when a large table fell on him in the gymnasium, said Terry SIMZER, a spokesman for the Upper Canada District School Board.
School principal Bill LOSHAW said yesterday: "One of our staff members administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation immediately following the incident." Jonathan's parents were called immediately, he added.
The boy was taken to Brockville General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"Certainly all members of our school community are in mourning right now," Mr. LOSHAW said. "Everyone is pulling together and drawing upon their strength and leaning on one another as they need to get through this time."
Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Kristine RAE confirmed an investigation was taking place into the boy's death, but said no foul play was suspected.
A parent of another pupil attending the school said the accident occurred when Jonathan walked by a stack of lunch tables in the gym, which had been piled up along the walls.
The parent, who did not want to be named, said something caused one of the heavy tables to fall on the boy.
Mr. LOSHAW said a class of about 20 Grade 3 pupils was in the gymnasium at the end of a physical-education class and witnessed the incident.
A janitor and teacher were also present, the parent said.
"The big question is why there were tables stacked up on the wall and what caused them to fall over," the parent added.
Mr. SIMZER, who said the board is conducting its own investigation, stressed there was no indication that the tables had been improperly stored.
Mr. LOSHAW described Jonathan as a "fantastic kid" who was well liked by staff and classmates.
"He was wonderful, had a great sense of humour and he brightened everyone's day."

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