SPARLING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-24 published
SPARLING, Lawrence
Suddenly at his residence at Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Thursday November 23, 2006. Lawrence SPARLING of Meaford, beloved husband of the late Emma WATSON, in his 96th year. Loved father of Edith and her husband John McKEE of Georgetown, Lorna and her husband Bryan CRAWFORD of Dundalk, Wesley and his wife Fionnuala of Meaford, and Wilfred and his partner Linda also of Meaford and predeceased by a son Robert and remembered by daughter-in-law Treenie of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Sadly missed grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 11. Dear brother of Jack SPARLING and his wife June of Owen Sound. Predeceased by a brother Doctor Ivan SPARLING and his wife Kathleen of Kimberley and fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services will be conducted at the Meaford United Church on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with committal and interment services to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street East in Meaford on Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donation to the Meaford United Church Building Fund, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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SPARLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
NEWELL, Jean Eleanor (née SPARLING) (1902-2006)
Jean Eleanor, daughter of the late Elizabeth (MILLS) and Robert SPARLING, died peacefully at Malton Village Long Term Care Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on March 17, 2006 in her 105th year. Jean was predeceased by her dearly loved husband, Harold Robert NEWELL in 1985. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Ivan STINSON and wife Margaret, Guelph, Ontario; Hélène ROBILLARD, Ottawa, Ontario; Nancy ROSS, Windsor, Ontario; and her three step-children, Mary Ann FRIES, London, Ontario; Robert NEWELL and wife Audrey, Morpeth, Ontario; Norah ROWS and husband Donald, Komoka, Ontario. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Roberta SLATER, London, Ontario and predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. A private memorial service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario followed by interment in Watford Cemetery, Watford, Ontario. For those who desire to make expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca (Logan Funeral Home, (519) 433-6181) A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jean Newell.

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SPARLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
SPARLING, Mildred J. (LOGAN)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Thursday, June 1, 2006 Mildred J. (LOGAN) SPARLING age 96 years. Loving wife of the late G. Alexander (Alex) SPARLING (1961.) Dear mother of John and Jane SPARLING of Thames Centre, Bob and Betty SPARLING of Perth South and Pat and John GILLIS of Brussels. Dear grandmother of Jeff, Jerry, Tim, Christa, Andrea, Craig and Mark and great grandmother of Joshua, Samantha, Ryan, Jasmine, Brandon, Zachary, Tyler, Alexandria and Rebecca. Predeceased by a brother Alvin LOGAN and a sister Marguerite REID. Friends will be received at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Friday, June 2, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. A private interment will take place in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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SPARLING 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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SPARLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-06 published
SLATER, Roberta
Peacefully at Country Terrace Nursing Home on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 in her 90th year. Beloved mother of Michael SLATER of London, Ronald SLATER of Sudbury and Norman SLATER and his wife Charmaine EDDY of Peterborough. Dear grandmother of Hart SLATER- EDDY of Peterborough. Sister of the late Ernest SPARLING, Jean NEWELL, Mary KEECH, Russell SPARLING, Herbert SPARLING, Ada SPARLING and Carrie STEPHEN. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 8 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Luke's (Broughdale) Anglican Church, 1204 Richmond Street at Bernard. Cremation with interment at Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.

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SPARLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
HOSSACK, Isabel Kathleen (HUNT)
Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Ingersoll, on Thursday, December 14, 2006, Isabel Kathleen (HUNT) of R.R.#2 Thamesford in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex HOSSACK (1979.) Loving mother of two daughters, Jo Ellen McKAY and her husband Don of Norwich and Phyllis JANSONS and her husband Andy of South Haven, Minnesota. Dear mother of two sons, Martin A. HOSSACK and his friend Karen SPARLING and Alex D. HOSSACK and his wife Lisa, all of R.R.#2 Thamesford. Proud grandmother of seven grandchildren, Korinne THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and her husband Phillip, Tara HUYS and friend Tom BOYCE, Karen McKAY, Dianne McKAY and friend Brandon WISE, Larissa, Marshall and Clarke McCLINCHEY. Sadly missed by four great-grandchildren, Erin and Craig THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Alex and Holly HUYS. Survived by one brother Thomas F. HUNT of Windsor. Predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis LAUGHLIN and Mary JONES and several sisters and brothers-in-law. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 1 p.m. Mr. Mark MARSHALL officiating. Cremation with interment Zion 7th Line Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the Westminster United Church or the London Regional Cancer Centre.

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SPARLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
NEWELL, Jean Eleanor (née SPARLING) (1902-2006)
Jean Eleanor, daughter of the late Elizabeth (MILLS) and Robert SPARLING, died peacefully at Malton Village Long Term Care Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on March 17, 2006 in her 105th year. Jean was predeceased by her dearly loved husband, Harold Robert NEWELL in 1985. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Ivan STINSON and wife Margaret, Guelph, Ontario; Hélène ROBILLARD, Ottawa, Ontario; Nancy ROSS, Windsor, Ontario; and her three step-children, Mary Ann FRIES, London, Ontario; Robert NEWELL and wife Audrey, Morpeth, Ontario; Norah ROWS and husband Donald, Komoka, Ontario. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Roberta Slater, London, Ontario; and predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. A private memorial service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario followed by interment in Watford Cemetery, Watford, Ontario. For those who desire to make expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca (Logan Funeral Home, (519) 433-6181).

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SPARLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-23 published
NEWELL, Jean Eleanor (née SPARLING) (1902-2006)
Jean Eleanor, daughter of the late Elizabeth (MILLS) and Robert SPARLING, died peacefully at Malton Village Long Term Care Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on March 17, 2006 in her 105th year. Jean was predeceased by her dearly loved husband, Harold Robert NEWELL in 1985. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Ivan STINSON and wife Margaret, Guelph, Ontario; Hélène ROBILLARD, Ottawa, Ontario; Nancy ROSS, Windsor, Ontario; and her three step-children, Mary Ann FRIES, London, Ontario; Robert NEWELL and wife Audrey, Morpeth, Ontario; Norah ROWS and husband Donald, Komoka, Ontario. Fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Roberta SLATER, London, Ontario and predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. A private memorial service will be held at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario followed by interment in Watford Cemetery, Watford, Ontario. For those who desire to make expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, a donation to your charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca (Logan Funeral Home, (519) 433-6181).

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SPARLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-15 published
MARINANGELI, Rita (née DORTANA)
Peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Peter. Loving mother of Joseph, Valerie and her husband Gerry SPARLING and Michael and his wife Debbie. Cherished grandmother of Clint, Matthew, Christopher, Geoffrey and Andrew. Rita will be sadly missed by all her other family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Ogden Chapel, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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SPARLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
FARQUHARSON, Dorothy Helen (née YOUNG)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy FARQUHARSON, 85, of Guelph on February 7, 2006. Dorothy's characteristic voice, love of colour, appreciation of humour, persistent optimism, and vibrant personality endeared her to all. She had a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and a passion for music. She played violin and viola in the Hamilton Philharmonic and also served as orchestra librarian. Her Dorothy H. Farquharson Collection of Canadian Sheet Music is housed at McMaster University and her book, O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing: A History of Early Singing Schools in Canada (1983) documents the social aspect of early Canadian music education. She was well-known for her involvement in local quilting groups and at Chalmers United Church, Guelph in many capacities. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Louise SPARLING; her daughter-in-law, Grace FARQUHARSON; her four grandchildren, Heather (Chris), Penny (Steve), Amanda, and Brenna; her sister, Mildred (Bob) ARTHUR and her many Friends. She is now reunited with her husband, Donald, and son, Charles. Her life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Thursday, February 23, at 2: 00 p.m. at Wall-Custance Funeral Home and Chapel, 206 Norfolk Street, Guelph. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Friends honour Dorothy's memory through donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. (Wall-Custance 519-822-0051 www.wallcustance.com).

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SPARR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-16 published
MEIER, Margaretha
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006. The former Margaretha LANG, of Durham, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Kurt MEIER. Loving mother of Renate and her husband Hans KEBBERT of R.R.#1 Markdale, Christa and her husband Ernest EGER of Priceville, Klaus and his wife Marie of Shanty Bay, Martin and his wife Carol of Priceville and Thomas and his wife Samantha of Priceville. Fondly remembered by her ten grandchildren and one great-grand_son. Dear sister of Hannelore HOFFMANN of Germany and Herta SPARR of Barrie. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Friday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Margaretha MEIER will be held at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
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SPARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-10 published
LIGHTFOOT, Thomas William
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006. Tom LIGHTFOOT of Erin, formerly of Clarkson in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Anne, and the late Joan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (1993.) Loving father of Joan WEISSHAAR (Werner) of Windsor, Ann MARK (Bill) of New Hamburg, and Kate SPARROW (Bruce) of Mississauga. Predeceased by son Tom LIGHTFOOT (1991.) Cherished Grampa of Genevieve, Julia, Whitney, Heidi, Alex, Sarah, Robbie, Maryann, and John. Dear brother of Barbara BATLEY. Predeceased by brother Calvin LIGHTFOOT. Tom enjoyed many years of farming, gardening, teaching, his family, and church. The family will receive Friends for Visitation at the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 12th at 11 a.m. at the Erin United Church, with Rev. Jeff DAVISON officiating. Interment to take place at Springcreek Cemetery (Clarkson Road North, Mississauga) at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Erin United Church (Box 463, Erin, Ontario N0B 1T0) would be appreciated.

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SPATAFORA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
SCOZZIERO, Maria Rosa
Peacefully at home on Wednesday April 12, 2006. Maria Rosa SCOZZIERO, dearly beloved wife of Sergio. Loving mother of Walter, Denise and her husband Christopher SPATAFORA and Vivian and her husband Rick IANNUCCI. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Natalie, Laura, Julia and Liana. Loving sister of Lina BRESSANUTTI of Toronto and Angelo and his wife Clelia DE PAULIS, Marisa and her husband Orazio MARCHETTI, Mirella and her husband Sergio DE TINA and Nino Mario and his wife Ines DE PAULIS all of Italy. Maria Rosa will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Demarco Funeral Home "Keele Chapel" 3725 Keele St. 416-636-7027 (between Sheppard and Finch Aves.) on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 9: 30 a.m. in Saint_Jane Frances Roman Catholic Church (2747 Jane St.) Entombment to follow at Beechwood Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Missions (2700 Jane St.) would be appreciated by the family.

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SPATARO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
LENTINELLO, Giuseppe
Peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at age 53. Beloved husband of Rosa for 30 years. Loving father of Vincenza and her husband Nilton VILA, Angela and her husband Joe SPATARO, and Corrado. Cherished Nonno of Emilia. Giuseppe will be sadly missed by all his family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Monday and Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at Epiphany of our Lord Parish at 11 a.m. Entombment Highland Memory Gardens.

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SPATER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
SPATER, MaryAnne
In loving memory of MaryAnne SPATER who passed away December 5, If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, we would walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again.
Missed very much. Husband Fred, sister Judy, children Sherry and Fred Jr., Daughter-in-law Glena and grandchildren and families.

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SPATOLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-20 published
SPATOLA, Anthony Joseph
After a courageous battle, on November 19, 2006, at Toronto General Hospital, at the age of 64. Beloved father of Daniela. Loving friend of Michele ("Marcy"). Survived by his siblings Santo, Jean FOULKES, Rita (Reg) CASSAR and Leonard (Rusty.) Predeceased by his parents Salvatore and Catherine (née SPECIALE) and siblings Kathlene, Mary, Josephine, Santina, Nancy and Augustine. Tony will be missed by many Friends, family and co-workers. Tony was a longtime and trusted employee of Orlando Corporation. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Clements Catholic Church (409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke). Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SPAULDING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-27 published
COMAN, Alan Charles
By Sherry COMAN, Page A16
Shakespearean scholar, pianist, soccer fan. Born April 8, 1934, in London, England. Died February 7 in Toronto of heart failure, aged 71.
In the early 1970s, Alan COMAN had a study built over the garage of his suburban house. In time, that modest room grew into an oasis whose walls became crowded with shelves of books. Since his death in February, it has been silent.
He was born in London, England; then, with his older sister Agnes and brother George, went to live in Liverpool. All three children were moved when the Second World War started. Through accident, circumstance and plain bad luck, he lost contact with or suffered the death of nearly everyone in his life before he was 6. These humble beginnings never left him, but he rarely talked about them.
Growing up later in Cheshire, he was an award-winning boy soprano in his parish church choir. His Friends remember him as a joking prankster with a passion for the Liverpool Football Club. In 1955, while attending the University of Edinburgh, he met Carolyn SPAULDING, an American college junior taking a year abroad. He often said that his first reaction was "That's the woman I will marry." His pickup line, however, was more typical of his disarming style. Approaching her, he said, "I see you have been noticing me." They were married in 1957 in Philadelphia and settled in Canada. Children Sherry, Philip and David followed.
Teaching English at Toronto's Victoria Park and Earl Haig Secondary schools provided a context for his natural inclination to the arts. Teaching also awakened his passion for Shakespeare. In later years, as professor of English at the University of Toronto, he pursued a personal quest for the true identity of Shakespeare. His knowledge of Shakespeare was so deeply interwoven into his psyche that he was capable of any kind of quotation in any kind of circumstance. (In the 1980s, he taught summer courses at Oxford University, perhaps among the happiest times of his life.)
He was an accomplished pianist and the unspoken, complex tragedies of his childhood were perhaps worked out in the melancholy, expressive way he played Chopin or Schubert or the lesser known work of 19th and 20th century composers. For a while he was board chair for the Orford String Quartet and occasionally played privately with them.
He was a man of great fun: he could jive to the Beatles while washing the car, enjoy someone else's practical joke and tell it with glee, and see quickly the absurdity of a situation and laugh at it. He loved to fete others, would drive miles to find the right gift, was good at surprises. But he was not easy: his challenging childhood made him a complex man of many moods and his family learned to navigate them carefully. He could inspire fear of judgment but also had an inexhaustible ability to affirm and encourage the gifts of others.
He could be an intensely private man, who drove an hour north on Sunday mornings to commune privately with his God. His five-month struggle to manage intense pain caused by undiscovered cancer was borne in the most quiet and dignified way. His sudden death from heart failure, on the morning he was to be admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital, came as a surprise to many.
The short-wave radio he used to listen to Liverpool football games on Saturday mornings still sits next to his big chair. The wiring apparatus, strung up along the adjacent shelves, passes over the Shakespearean scholarship, by the complete sets of Dickens and Scott, overtop the Canadian literature. It finally exits the room at the corner, disappearing into the cosmos. It's nice to think he may now be at the other end of it, silently participating in the wave at Liverpool's Kop, where his life once began.
Sherry is Alan's daughter.

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