VAN o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-28 published
DE JONG, Reinouw " Reina" (née RIENKS)
After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, the Lord took Home our beloved Mom, Reinouw DE JONG of Paris, formerly of Brantford and Cathcart, on Sunday March 26, 2006, in her 89th year. She was the loving wife of Allen, who went before her in 1974. Loving mother of Bertha (Gilbert) VAN KRUISTUM, Burford; Ali (Allan) CLARRIDGE, Paris; Wilbert (Jane) DE JONG, Brantford; John (Barb) DE JONG, Woodstock; Jack (Eloise) DE JONG, Brantford and Paul (Lori) DE JONG, Paris. Beloved Grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren who will sadly miss her. Reina came to Canada from Holland in 1952. She was the last surviving member of her family. Friends will be welcomed at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Reformed Church, 506 West Street, Brantford, on Thursday at 11 a.m. and will be officiated by Pastor Abram BLAAK. A Private Family Interment will occur at a later time in the Paris Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to 100 Huntley Street or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. “To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord.” “Home Sweet Home&rdquo

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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-04 published
DUNCAN, Leslie " Les"
Entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Monday, December 19, 2005 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Marion (BAKER) DUNCAN, dear father of Carolyne HOOD of Evansburg, Alberta, Dianne (Bob) VAN BLITTERSWYCK of Brockville, David (Donia) KENNEDY of Brampton and Barb (Gord) GROSS of Burlington, grandfather of Andrew, Robert, Jared, Devin, Denae, Braeden, Ethan, Kiera, Patricia (Kurt,) brother of Christina (Charles) JACKSON, Irene DUNCAN and Edgar (Elizabeth) DUNCAN, and brother-in-law of Eileen BAKER; Verna SNOW, Allan (Marie) BAKER. Predeceased by his parents John and Pearl DUNCAN. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Thursday, December 22, 2005. Spring interment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Centre Grey Hospital building Fund, Grey-Bruce Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-01 published
DUNCAN, John Leslie
John Leslie DUNCAN entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 76 years old. He was the dearly loved husband of Marion (BAKER) DUNCAN of 52 years. A wonderful father to his three girls: Carolyne HOOD of Evansburg, Alberta; Dianne VAN BLITTERSWYK and her husband Bob of Brockville Barb GROSS and her husband Gord of Burlington and David KENNEDY and his wife Donia of Brampton. He was loved and respected by his eight grandchildren: Andrew and Robert HOOD, Jared, Devin and Deane VAN BLITTERSWYK, Braeden and Ethan GROSS and Keira KENNEDY, plus several loved nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his sisters, Christina (Charles) JACKSON and Irene DUNCAN his brother Edgar DUNCAN (Liz;) his sisters-in-law, Eileen BAKER and Verna SNOW and his brother-in-law, Allan (Marie) BAKER.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Pearl DUNCAN and son-in-law David HOOD.
Leslie was born April 11, 1929, raised on the Duncan homestead north of Dundalk on Highway 10 and attended S.S.#4 Artemesia. In June 1953 he married the love of his life, Marion BAKER in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Proton Station where he took his family to church regularly. He was a board member and usher for several years. In more recent years, Les and Marion attend the Orangeville Baptist Church where they have made many meaningful relationships.
Les was passionate about his family and farming. He loved his wife and family and enjoyed his cattle and animals. He farmed right up until this past Thanksgiving, 2005 when he had his farm auction. He was looking forward to a well-earned retirement and selling the farm. Les also enjoyed his neighbours and Friends and always lent a hand wherever he could.
Les was admitted to Markdale Hospital December 14 where he suffered from heart complications, a stroke and passed away suddenly Monday, December 19 from a massive heart attack.
A complete funeral service was held Thursday December 22 at 1 p.m. at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, officiated by Pastor Earl MARSHALL of Orangeville Baptist Church and assisted by Reverend Al VARDY of Dundalk Wesleyan. Two special songs were sung by his brothers-in-law, Allan BAKER and Charlie JACKSON, accompanied by Audrey OLDFIELD. Heartfelt eulogies were shared by son-in-law, Bob VAN BLITTERSWYK and David KENNEDY. Pallbearers were family and Friends, Andrew and Robert HOOD, Gord GROSS, Jim ELLIS, Mark NICHOLLS and Phillip BANNON. Honorary pallbearers were close Friends and neighbours Doug NICHOLLS, Bill STOCKS, Norman ACHESON, Rick GORETSKY, Doug RODGERS, Morley JANES, Vernon ATKINSON, Glenn SCOTT, Don CAMERON and Calvin BAILIE. His five younger grandchildren were flowerbearers. Spring internment will be at Bethel Cemetery.
Les' legacy as shared at his funeral is defined by "Family" being important, "Faith"; steadfast and sure, "Fun"; put it in daily living and "Friends"; lend a hand And make a friend. Too know Dad was to love him and we; miss him greatly!
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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-02-15 published
CRAWFORD, Jean (formerly BATCHELOR, née LOVE)
Entered into rest in Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Sunday, February 12 2006 Jean CRAWFORD in her 76th year. Jean (LOVE) CRAWFORD, beloved wife of Jim CRAWFORD and the late Les BATCHELOR. Dear mother of Brian (Patti) BATCHELOR of Flesherton and Brenda (Larry) VAN ALSTINE of Dundalk. Loving grandmother of Stacie (Andy) LINTON, Amy and her fiancé Blair, Sandi (Jamie) and Kyle (Lindsay). Stepmother of Bob, Don (Vonnie) and Brian (Julie) CRAWFORD, and step-grandmother of Brad, Dan, Kelly, Carmyn, Jackson, Jessica, Tyler, Meagan and Justin. Survived by a brother Jim LOVE of R.R.#2 Proton Station, a brother-in-law Elmer HENRY of Snelgrove, three sisters-in-law Florence, Hilda, and Sylvia BATCHELOR. Predeceased by a sister Gladys HENRY, three brothers-in-law Bill and Gordon BATCHELOR and George McGREGOR, and a sister-in-law Marguerite McGREGOR. Visitation took place on Tuesday at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service to be held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church or Markdale Hospital Equipment Fund would be appreciated.
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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-11-15 published
WINTERS, Russell
(Past owner of Sam the Record Man, Oshawa Centre).
Passed away peacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Beloved husband of Margaret for 48 years. Dear brother of Anne VAN ALSTINE and her husband Vic, and brother-in-law of John CRAINE. Russell will be sadly missed by his family, Friends and neighbours. Rested at The Armstrong Funeral Home, Oshawa (905-433-4711), with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 3 p.m. following visitation from 2-3 p.m. Cremation.
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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-09 published
CRUICKSHANK, " Cubby"
In loving memory of a dearly loved Brother-in-law and Uncle "Cubby"
who left us February 9th, 2002.
Our thoughts return to scenes long past
Years roll on but memories last.
- Ever remembered by the VAN OS family. ~
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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-02-14 published
CRAWFORD, Jean (formerly BATCHELOR, née LOVE)
In Centre Grey Hospital, Markdale on Sunday, February 12th, 2006. Jean (LOVE) CRAWFORD in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Jim CRAWFORD and the late Les BATCHELOR. Dear mother of Brian (Patti) BATCHELOR of Flesherton and Brenda (Larry) VAN ALSTINE of Dundalk. Loving grandmother of Stacie (Andy) LINTON, Amy and her fiancé Blair, Sandi (Jamie) and Kyle (Lindsay). Step-mother of Bob, Don (Vonnie), and Brian (Julie) CRAWFORD, and step-grandmother of Brad, Dan, Kelly, Carmyn, Jackson, Jessica, Tyler, Meagan and Justin. Survived by a brother Jim LOVE of R.R.#2 Proton Station, a brother-in-law Elmer HENRY of Snelgrove, three sisters-in-law Florence, Hilda and Sylvia BATCHELOR. Predeceased by a sister Gladys HENRY, three brothers-in-law Bill and Gordon BATCHELOR and George McGREGOR, and a sister-in-law Marguerite McGREGOR. Resting at the Mcmillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church or Markdale Hospital Equipment Fund. Visitation on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-13 published
VAN BEUSEKOM, Hendrik Carel " Han"
Of Wiarton passed away on Friday, March 10th, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved father of Han (Ellen) of Wiarton, Evert (Anesta) of Port Colborne and Julie (Andrew) CLARKE of Waterloo. He will be sadly missed by seven grandchildren, brother Frits (Maria) of South Africa and sister Hildy GIESBERGER of the Netherlands. Han was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline, son Willem and his parents. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Monday, March 13th, 2006 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Tim HARDEN officiating. Spring interment Bayview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to My Father's Ministries would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to www.georgefuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-30 published
Owen Sound doctors on the move
Three going from family practices to hospital. Others, including nurse practitioner may help fill the gap.
By Jonathon JACKSON, Thursday, March 30, 2006
Three family doctors in Owen Sound have given up or will soon leave their practices, choosing to work exclusively at the city hospital.
Dr. Ann FLEMING/FLEMMING has reportedly already made the switch and plans to work solely in the emergency department, where she will soon be joined by Doctor Cornelius VAN ZYL. Doctor Brendan MULROY will also leave family medicine for an undisclosed role at the hospital.
But Doctor Carolyn TISHER has moved to town and established a practice in the Eastview Professional Building, where she'll assume at least some of VAN ZYL's patients.
And Sonja BRUIN, a primary care nurse practitioner, has opened a practice at two locations in Owen Sound. She's working with Dr. Hilli HUFF in the Medical Arts Building on Alpha Street and with Doctor Anne-Louise McARTHUR in the Greystone office building on 8th Street East.
Coincidentally or not, FLEMING/FLEMMING and HUFF shared office space, as do MULROY and McARTHUR.
Sharon WINEGARDEN, a physician recruitment officer with Grey Bruce Health Services, said another doctor may soon arrive to replace FLEMING/FLEMMING but nothing is definite, including the percentage of FLEMING/FLEMMING's patients she'd be willing to assume.
“As far as I know, there is one that's coming but she hasn't signed anything yet,” WINEGARDEN said.
MULROY had been acting as a spokesperson for a family health team in Owen Sound. Plans for that team are still moving ahead, albeit slowly, according to Doctor Cam TWEEDIE, who is the team's lead physician.
He said organizers received a development grant earlier this month from the provincial Ministry of Health and have requested an operational plan be submitted by April 30.
“We've got consultants working on this and we're working with community groups to put together some programs,” TWEEDIE said.
The province received more than 200 applications last year after announcing the concept of family health teams in an effort to ease the strain on hospital emergency wards.
The teams are to include physicians in group practice with other health care workers like nurse practitioners, dietitians and social workers and are to provide regular office care combined with after-hours backup.
Owen Sound was one of 52 successful communities when the first teams were identified last spring, but details were vague as to how the province would fund and organize the teams.
TWEEDIE said more information has trickled down since then, but many things remain unclear.
“It's homegrown here,” he said of his expectations for the health team's makeup.
“They've sort of told us, you develop the programs that you feel are necessary for the area, then give us the business plan. I guess it'll be up to them whether they'll fund those programs or not.
“We're just going to apply for what we think we need and what we think we can provide in a reasonable structure that we can handle here in town. If the ministry takes it, good. If they don't, well, we tried.&rdquo
He wouldn't discuss the amount of the development grant or the types of programs being considered, saying he'd rather announce the accepted structure after the province has signed off on it.
But he did acknowledge the difficulty of trying to piece things together considering it's never been done before and there are no templates to follow.
“There hasn't been a family health team approved in its entirety yet in the province,” TWEEDIE said, noting there also doesn't seem to be a timeline past the April 30 operational plan deadline. “It could be a number of months before we hear back from them on that.&rdquo
Health Minister George Smitherman and Doctor Jim McLEAN, the ministry's primary care lead, visited Owen Sound together in April 2005 to talk about the health teams.
McLEAN said then that it would take about two years to get the local team up and running.

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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-01 published
HEWITT, Wilmot " Bill" George
Peacefully at Kelso Pines Retirement Lodge on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Mabel HEWITT. Lovingly remembered by his children Carol (Jeff) MOORE, Donna (Barry) MORTON all of Owen Sound, Ray (Sue) HEWITT of Inwood, James (Evelin) HEWITT of Surrey, British Columbia and Connie VINCENT of Tara. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Darlene PARKER, Paul WILEY, Brian WILEY, Christa VAN WYCK, John MORTON, Kim GILL and Greg MORTON and their spouses, Jesse HEWITT, Amy and Emily VINCENT and sixteen great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710 for visiting on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at First United Church on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to First United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-08 published
FISHER, William C.
At Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Wednesday June 7 2006. Bill FISHER of Clarksburg, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late former Grace Evelyn COLE. Dear father of Ralph and his wife Joyce of Clarksburg, Doris LECLAIR of Clarksburg, Lorna and her husband Ton VAN BERGEN of Toronto and Bob of Clarksburg. Fondly remembered by four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother Archie FISHER and sisters Doris COLYER and Anna KEATING. Predeceased also by a son-in-law Ray LECLAIR. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street E., Thornbury on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. A private family funeral service, officiated by Reverend Brian GOODINGS of Grace United Church will be conducted at the funeral home with interment to follow at Dundalk Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-28 published
SMITH, Allen G.
Peacefully at Hannah Walker Place in Owen Sound on Wednesday, September 27, 2006. In his 87th year, Allen G. SMITH, beloved husband of the late Evelyn (née CARTMILL.) Loving father of Norma and her husband Dennis KLAGES, Debra and her husband Dave CARR, and Helen and her husband Allan CLEWER. Loved grandfather of Nancy and Orest, Adam and Sheila, Andrew, Greg, Kathleen, Matthew and Stephen. Great grandfather of Matthew, Evelyn and Ruthanne. Dear brother of Florence (Mrs. Dirk VAN HEEK.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters Edna SMITH and Margaret (Mrs. Len SHOULDICE.) Mr. SMITH was the proprietor of the Desboro Feed Mill. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held at a later time. Leslie SEARLES officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-16 published
VAN WYCK, Orval Hiram
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Friday evening October 13, 2006. Orval VAN WYCK of Owen Sound in his 99th year. Mr. VAN WYCK owned and operated Van Wyck Shoe Repair in Owen Sound for many years. Dear brother of Lloyd VAN WYCK of Toronto and Jack COLLARD and his wife Gladys of Port Elgin. Lovingly remembered by several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by one brother Ira VAN WYCK and a sister Katie NAYLOR. Friends may call at the Alliance Church, 440 - 7th Ave. E., Owen Sound, Tuesday afternoon from 12 to 1 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Church at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Kendall SCHMITKE officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Memorial contributions to The Gideons would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Orval by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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VAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-27 published
VAN ROMPU, Charles
Charles VAN ROMPU of Meaford, Vice President of Owen Sound Stamp Club, passed away at the Meaford Hospital on Sunday December 24, 2006 at the age of 76. He is survived by his beloved wife Apolonia “Plony“ VAN ROMPU (née LAMBOO) of Meaford and will be remembered as a loved father by his sons John VAN ROMPU of Waterloo and René VAN ROMPU of Meaford. He will be fondly remembered also by the VAN ROMPU and LAMBOO families in the Netherlands. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street East, in Meaford on Thursday, December 28 from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 11: 00 a.m. when a funeral service, officiated by Father Paul McGILL, will be conducted at the funeral home. Cremation to follow. A service of committal and interment of Charles' cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford in the Spring. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-05 published
BARENDRECHT, Matthys " Matthew" Sr.
At the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday January 4, 2006, Matthys (Matthew) BARENDRECHT Sr. of Norwich in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Anna BARENDRECHT. Dear father of Ineke and husband George VAN MANEN of Norwich, Ardean and husband Ed VAN MANEN of Burgessville, Pete and wife Teresa of Woodstock, Nellie and husband John VAN PELT of Woodstock, Dick and wife Lyn of Norwich, Tineke and husband Case DEN DEKKER of Salford, Ann and husband Murray DEDERT of Burgessville, Matt and wife Robin of Norwich, Maria and husband Jerry JOOSSE of Alberta, Wilma and husband Wilfred BOON of Norwich, Marty and wife Adrie of Oxford Centre, John and wife Corrie of Burgessville, William and wife Teresa of Mt. Pleasant. Sadly missed by his 43 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Brother of Tina and husband Abram DEN BOESTERD of Brownsville. Predeceased by one great grandchild and one brother. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Norwich on Saturday January 7th at 2: 00 p.m. D.V. Reverend J. SPAANS officiating. Spring interment Norwich Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rehoboth Christian School would be appreciated. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
MOLNAR, Louie
Today recalls a memory of our loved one gone to rest And those who think of you today, Are the ones who loved you best. Louie, Dad, Poppy, Passed away January 6, 2005. Lovingly remembered by his wife Betty and daughters Gail and Jack LOCK and their family. Wendy and Bob GODIN and their family. Marcia and Wayne VAN MASSENHOVEN and their family. Lisa and Sean SLADEK and their family. And his beloved brother Robert MOLNAR and wife Sheila and their family. Rest in Peace.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
SOER, Antonie " Toon"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Antonie (Toon) SOER of R.R.#1 Dashwood in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Janet (VAN LOON) SOER. Dear father of Hans SOER of Uden, The Netherlands, Corrie and Frans BISSCHOP of Aalst, The Netherlands, Ruby and Jim VAN NES of Stratford, Gerrit and Dianne (BOERSMA) SOER of Dashwood, Janny and Adrian DIMMERS of Ingersoll, Tony and Patti (DESJARDINE) SOER of Grand Bend and John and Patty (DUNNELL) SOER of Ilderton. Dear Opa to Joke and Pleun BISSCHOP; Ryan, Sarah, Sean, Amy, Jacob and Tony VAN NES; Janet, Garret, Julia and Jacqueline DIMMERS; Johanna and Lindsay SOER; and Nathan SOER. Predeceased by daughter Joke SOER (1978,) great-granddaughter Corrina (2005,) brother Jan HENDRIK (1992) and sister Antonia (1918.) Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday evening 7-9 p.m. and Saturday afternoon 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 9th at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor John SPAANS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
JOHNSON, William W.
The family of the late William W. JOHNSON would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to relatives, neighbours and Friends for their kindness upon the loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Special thanks to Reverend Dr. Andrew HUMAN from Knox Presbyterian Church for conducting the funeral service, to Wayne CARROLL, Patrick CARROLL, Brennan VAN PELT and Knox Choir for their ministry in music, to those who sent flowers and memorial gifts, to the many Friends and business associates who came to the funeral chapel in person to express their sympathy and to the members of Knox Evening Circle for arranging and serving at the reception held after the funeral service. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for their kindness and concern while Bill was in their care.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-08 published
VERMEEREN, Gerardus
After a battle with cancer, God's choir of Angels have called home Gerardus VERMEEREN to join in his Heavenly chorus. Gerardus "Gerry" VERMEEREN of Tillsonburg on Friday, January 6, 2006, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, at the age of 69 years. Born in Holland, November 8, 1936, son of the late Gerard VERMEEREN and the later former Adriana STEVENS. He was a member of Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg; the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Reverend Father Joseph M. Burke Assembly, Ingersoll, and Saint Mary's Knights of Columbus Council #3212, and the Senior Centre Choir, Tillsonburg. He came to Ingersoll in 1951 and was an employee of the Ford Motor Company in Talbotville for 31 years, retiring in 1999. Dear husband and best friend of 41 years of Merna (ROVERS) VERMEEREN. Loving father and father-in-law: Janet (Anthony) DRESCHER, R.R.#1, Otterville; John (Lori) VERMEEREN, London; Jennifer (Michael) COLLINS, Straffordville; Julie FINK, Tillsonburg. Proud "Opa" of eight grandchildren: Cassandra, Danielle, Samantha; Kaitlyn, Caleb; Benjamin, Victoria, Rebecca. Dear brother and brother-in-law of: Bertha and Ben MEYERINK, Tillsonburg Hubert and Margaret VERMEEREN, Ingersoll; Luis and Peter VAN ETTEN, Holland; Corrie and Thyme BEEREPOOT, Holland; Jean and Martin VANBOEKEL, Ingersoll; Cathy and Ben WELLINK, Tillsonburg Leni VERMEEREN, Tillsonburg and the late Peter VERMEEREN (2003) Joe SCHEMBRI, Dorchester and the late Leny SCHEMBRI (1996.) Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by one brother and one sister. Visitation Sunday 2: 00 p.m. to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg. (842-4238). Parish prayers Sunday at 3: 00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian Burial to be said on Monday, January 9, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison Street West, Tillsonburg by Reverend Father Dominic BORG, O.C.D. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
TOMKOWIAK, Leon
Peacefully at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital, Strathroy on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Leon TOMKOWIAK, born January 1, 1915. Beloved husband to Janet for 60 years, dear Father of daughters Irene (Ron KRAUSE) and Rosemary (Paul VAN GREUNINGEN) and sons Theodore "Ted" and Edward "Ed". Proud dziadzia of Tyler, Emma and Jacob. Special friend over the years to many in the Polish Community in the London, Mount Brydges and Strathroy area. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Monday evening from 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 419 Hill Street on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 8: 15 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that you give a big hug to your mom or dad or a loved one and tell them you love and appreciate them. A special thanks to the very caring staff at Country Terrace and Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
VAN DYK, " Lou" Leonard J.
At his residence on Saturday, January 7, 2006. "Lou" Leonard J. VAN DYK of London in his 49th year. Loving father of Danielle and Amanda VAN DYK. Dear brother of Linda DELLER and husband Kirby and uncle of Brittany and Kendra DELLER all of London. Born in Saint Thomas on April 1, 1957 son of Bert VAN DYK of Aylmer and the late Nellie (HOFFER) VAN DYK (2000.) Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 11, 2006 at 11: 00 am. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
VAN DYK, Henk
Surrounded by his loving family, the Lord, his Saviour, took to Himself, our loving Husband, Father and Opa, Henk VAN DYK, on Friday, January 6, 2006, at the age of 80. Deeply loved by is wife, Tina VAN DYK (née DE RUITER) and his children, Robert and Ann VAN DYK, Elizabeth and Gord WONG, Ingrid and Michael TRAVASSOS, Paul and Laurie VAN DYK, Mark, Steven, Fran and Tessa VAN DYK. Beloved Opa of Devon, Zachary, Erik, Brandon, Natasha, Andrew, Austin and Carmen. Survived by his three older sisters in Holland. Predeceased by his parents, Dirk and Grietje VAN DYK, and his six older brothers. Sadly missed by his brother and sisters-in-law, Herman and Ricky DE RUITER, Frank and Freda DE RUITER, Joanne and the late Dick KIRKPATRICK (2003,) and Elizabeth DE RUITER; as well many nieces and nephews. Dad was a member of the Westmount Christian Reformed Church, and proud owner of Strathroy Print and Litho. Dad was driven by the spirit of the community; devoting his entire life to the betterment of the Town of Strathroy. He was a proud member of the Strathroy Lions Club for over forty years, and established the Strathroy Lions television Bingo, and Lions television Auction. Dad was the founding member of the Strathroy-Caradoc Minor Soccer Association and remained active in soccer for over forty-five years. Dad had twelve years experience in municipal politics in the Town of Strathroy; as a Councillor (1982-1991), and as Reeve (1991-1994). Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Monday, January 9, from 7-9 p.m., beginning with a special Lions Club Service at 6: 45 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 11, at 11 a.m., Westmount Christian Reformed Church, 405 Drury Lane, Strathroy. Interment to follow at the Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Lions Club would be gratefully appreciated by the family, which will be designated to Dad's final, uncompleted fund-raising project; to finish and dedicate the Patient-Family Dining Room, in the newly constructed Strathmere Lodge. We give thanks to you, O God, for his life with us. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Henk.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-13 published
STEEPER, Willis Frederick
Suddenly a his residence on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Willis F. STEEPER of Corbett, Ontario in his 88th year. Loving companion of Jean HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and the late Margaret H. (VAIL) STEEPER (1994.) Dear father of Peter STEEPER (Carla) of Halifax, Peggy Ann (Terry) KELLY of London. Dear Grandfather of Amber and David JOSS (Keinan, Jared and Adrian;) Devon and Scott VAN DER LEE (Fey,) Ashley and Ian. Brother of Norma HOLLAND of Denfield and Earl STEEPER (Marion) of Parkhill. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Survived by his extended family Robert and Judy HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Point Edward, Kathryn HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Strathroy, Anne and Peter WIERSMAN of Parkhill and their families. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill where the complete funeral and committal service will be conducted on Saturday, January 14th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Donations to the London Health Sciences Centre (Bryan Wiersma Fund) for cancer research or the Parkhill Medical Centre would be appreciated. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. A Parkhill Doric Masonic A.M. and F.M. #233 Funeral Service 6: 45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfunerlahome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. STEEPER at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-15 published
McBEATH, Evelyn M. (HUNKIN)
Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Friday, January 13, 2006, Evelyn M. (HUNKIN) McBEATH, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex McBEATH (1989.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Ross and Donna McBEATH, of Kippen and Douglas and Joyce McBEATH, of Zurich. Cherished grandmother of Julie and Brian FALCONER, Gerry McBEATH, Janet and Brad WESTERHOUT, John and Jeannette McBEATH, Jason McBEATH and friend Tammy ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Glenn McBEATH and Kelli and Jason REGIER and great-grandmother of Ashley, Amanda, Kendra and Kelsey FALCONER, Valerie and Kalvin WESTERHOUT, Alyssa, Victoria and Jessica McBEATH, Shawn McBEATH, Jack BRANTON and Samantha REGIER. Dear sister of Eleanor HENDRICK and Wilfred and Viola HUNKIN. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Margaret (McLAREN) HUNKIN and two brothers-in-law Hugh HENDRICK and Stewart McBEATH. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Brucefield United Church. Reverend Marybeth WILSON and Pastor Elly VAN BERGEN officiating. Interment Baird's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Queensway Nursing Home Resident Fund or a charity of ones choice. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home 236-4365) Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Evelyn McBEATH.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-16 published
VANSEVENTER, Dirkje " Dicky" (née VAN WELIE)
Peacefully at home on Sunday, January 8, 2006. Dirkje (Dicky) VANSEVENTER in her 76th year. Passed away in her sleep. Beloved wife of 49 years of Cor VANSEVENTER of London. Dear mother of Marie-Louisse (Mary-Lou). Predeceased by her parents Derkje and Gerrit VAN WELIE, her brothers Hannus and Gerrit and her sister Johanna. Cremation has taken place. Family and Friends will gather on Thursday, January 19th, 2006 at 1 p.m. until the memorial celebration at 2 p.m. at the family home. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Salvation Army) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-17 published
GEERTSMA, Grace
Beloved wife of the late Eldert GEERTSMA of Lucknow at Pinecrest Manor, Sunday, January 15, 2006, in her 92nd year. Loved by children Henk (Harmke) DYK of Blyth, Leo (Greta) VAN DE LEY of Orangeville, Tina (Jack) SYTSMA of Caledonia, Peter (Marj) GEERTSMA of Brunner, Oeds GEERTSMA of Lucknow, John (Linda) GEERTSMA of Hanover, Jim GEERTSMA of Alberta, Jane (Rodney) FITZSIMMONS of Chesley, Mary (John) DYKSTRA of Sauble Beach and Maureen (John) PEET of Goderich. Also survived by 29 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Ruth GEERTSMA. Visitation at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow (519 528-3432) Tuesday, January 17, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the Lucknow Christian Reformed Church, Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lucknow and District Christian School or Heart and Stroke greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
SAUNDERS, James Richard
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Wednesday, January 18th, 2006, James Richard SAUNDERS of Participation House, London and formerly of Watford in his 55th year. Beloved son of Jean SAUNDERS and the late Ross SAUNDERS (2000.) Loving brother of John and Karen SAUNDERS of Watford and Barbara and Dale AXFORD of London. Dear nephew of Dorothy HAZELTINE and the late Thomas HAZELTINE and Estelle and Robert ALDRED of London. Loved by his cousins Mary Jane VENUS, Tommy HAZELTINE, Janice VAN DASLER all of London, Mary Ann L'ABBÉ of Toronto and Christopher ALDRED of Bothwell. Relatives and Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford on Friday, January 20th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The celebration of Jim's life will be conducted on Saturday, January 21st at 2 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, Watford with Rev'd. Fr. Kendall REIMER officiating with visitation one hour prior. Interment St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp. Memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Participation House, London, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Harper Funeral Home, (519-876-2218). "Go and join your Dad and uncle Tom, Jim. They have been waiting to see you and walk freely again".

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
STINNISSEN, Helena " Lenny" (née VAN DRIESSEL)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Mrs. Helena (Lenny) STINNISSEN in her 82nd year. Lenny was born in Amsterdam, Holland, June 23, 1924, daughter of the late Jacobus and Ida VAN DRIESSEL, of Holland. On November 26, 1946 she married Arnold and the couple emigrated to Canada in 1952. They resided in Dashwood, Zurich and Goderich before putting down permanent roots in Seaforth for over 40 years. They moved to London in 2003. While in Seaforth she was employed as the night charge nurse for 19 years at Kilbarchan Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth, and St. Justin's Roman Catholic Church in London. Lenny was a devoted Girl Guide Leader for over 15 years in Holland and in Canada. Lenny was an adventurous soul with a lust for life, holding secret Girl Guide meetings under Nazi rule and ready to join Arnold in war-torn Indonesia as a Red Cross Nurse. She brought that passion to Canada and embraced the challenges of a new life in a new country and always had a positive attitude. Lenny was a creative, fun loving and mischievous spirit who pursued many activities including camping, crafting and dancing. Lenny was the original scrap booker, compiling a comprehensive history of herself and her family, leaving a written legacy. Loving wife and best friend to Arnold for 59 years. Loving mother and grandmother of Peter and his wife Kris and their son Peter of Wawa; Michael and his fiance Gerry and his children Chris and Katie of London; Ami and his wife Dianne and their children Martin and Tricia of Orillia; Ida and her husband John WILLIAMS and their children Alicia, John, Peter and Jacob of London. Dear sister of Theo VAN DRIESSEL and his late wife Jopie, let Pape and her late husband Loet, all of Holland. Also survived by many relatives in Canada and Holland. Special thanks go to all the staff of London Health Sciences Centre. Family will receive Friends at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home and interment St. Peter's Cemetery, London on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross or the London Health Sciences Centre. Good-bye dearest Wife and Mother, Cherished Mother-in-law, loving Grandma and Special friend. On-line condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-29 published
HILHORST, Cathy " Toos" (née VAN BUSSEL)
Peacefully surrounded by family at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday January 28th, 2006 Cathy "Toos" HILHORST (née VAN BUSSEL) of Mt. Brydges in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Gerry HILHORST. Loving mother of Grace (John) WIRA of London, Henry (Kelly,) Joan HILHORST, Alida (Jerry) WOLFF and Jane (Allan) DOANE all of Mt. Brydges. Dear Oma of Kyle and Jennifer, Rebecca and Eric, Amanda, Jason, Emily and Brianna, Sydney and Jordan. Sadly missed by many brothers and sisters who immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands together in the 1950's. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers to be said Monday evening at 6: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated from Sacred Heart Parish, Delaware on Tuesday commencing at 11 a.m. with Father Frank MURPHY officiating. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Brydges. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
VAN LIESHOUT, Peter
Suddenly at home on Friday, January 27, 2006 Peter VAN LIESHOUT in his 46th year. Loving father of Matthew VAN LIESHOUT. Husband of Brenda LOGAN. Dear brother of John, Rita, and Joanne. Peter will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday morning from 10: 30 until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
VAN WIJNGAARDEN, Catherina Sophia
Passed away peacefully with her children by her side at the London Health Science Centre University Campus on Sunday, January 29, 2006 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Teunis (1978), her son Harry (1991) and son Eddy (1947). Survived by her daughter Lyda (Adri), son Robert (Nel), son Hans all of the Netherlands. Also survived by son Ron (Judith) of Essex, son Eddy (Cathy), son Tony (Ellen) all of London. She will be sadly missed by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. with the service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Family would appreciate donations to be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences www.evansfuneralhome.ca A tree will be planted in living memory of Mrs. VAN WIJNGAARDEN.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
FOSTER, Doris Anna (BRODERICK)
At Chelsey Park Retirement Community, London on Tuesday, January 31st, 2006, Doris Anna (BRODERICK) FOSTER of London in her 90th year, passed away peacefully. Beloved wife of the late Charles Owen FOSTER (September 22, 1987.) Dear mother of Dr. David FOSTER and his wife Marilyn of Orleans, Ontario; Stephen FOSTER and his wife Lynn of London and Suzanne VAN WYK and her husband Norbert of Red Deer, Alberta. Predeceased by her brothers Milton and Lorne BRODERICK and her sister Irene SMELTZER and Maysie THOROGOOD. Loving grandmother of Michael FOSTER and his wife Julie of San Diego, California; Dr. Bethany FOSTER and her partner Leslie of Montreal, Québec; Marsha SEAMONE and her husband Blaine of Aurora; Scott FOSTER and his fiancee Venetia of Chatham; Jeffrey VAN WYK and his wife Stacy of Calgary, Alberta and Michael VAN WYK and his wife Hailey of Edmonton, Alberta. Also loved by her great-grandchildren Caleb, Claire, Cole and Evan. Doris will also be remembered by her nieces and nephews. During her life, Doris was a devoted Christian and member of First Baptist Church. She was a well known Antique Dealer and a charitable Philanthropist. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Chelsey Park for their care and compassion shown to Doris over the last 7 years. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, February 4th, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. with Reverend Sheldon W. DYCK officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario, N6E 1A2 or to the charity of your choice. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
HAAYEMA, William " Bill"
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2006. William "Bill" HAAYEMA of R.R.#1, Eden in his 65th year. Survived by his wife Janet (HAWES) HAAYEMA. Brother to Dick HAAYEMA and wife Sally of Aylmer, Doet HAAYEMA and husband Johannes of the Netherlands, Mike HAAYEMA and wife Anne of Pt. Burwell, Jane ZSOFCSIN and husband Jim of Hamilton. Brother-in-law of Marie SHEPHERD, Yvonne FINDLATER and husband Jack, Vicky DOCTOR and husband Henry. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Tine. Born in Friesland, The Netherlands on August 3, 1941 son of the late Tony and Agnes VAN DER KOOI) HAAYEMA. He worked for Noblewood Transport at R.R.#1, Burgessville for over 33 years. He enjoyed fishing and caring for his rabbits. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2006 at 11: 00 am. Cremation will follow. Reverend Richard DE LANGE, officiating. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Many thanks to the staff of the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital for their excellent care.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-03 published
VAN DER BIEZEN, Mike " Burley" (1978-2002)
In loving memory of my beloved son Mike (Burley) who was a wonderful brother and Dad. Mike was a down-to-earth kind of guy. Just plain like the sun, the wind and the sky. We know he has gone from our side, but we'll always think of him with the utmost of pride. Remembered always…. Forever loved Always and forever, Mom (Big), B.J., Tyler, Lex and Krist and family

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
CAMPBELL, Paul Bryant
Suddenly, at his late residence on Thursday, February 2, 2006 Paul Bryant CAMPBELL of London in his 43rd year. Beloved son of Patricia CAMPBELL of Exeter and the late Philip CAMPBELL (1992.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Tracy and John VAN GERWEN of Huntsville, Alabama and Leslie and Jerry VAN GERWEN of Exeter. Dear uncle of Mark, Derek and Jeffrey; and Michael and Benjamin. Much loved nephew of Kenneth Bryant WOON of Kingston, Betty and Bob McKITTRICK of Burlington, Mary CORSINI of Hamilton and Aileen EKKER of Redlands, California. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Church, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Monday, February 6th at 11 a.m. with Father Ray LAWHEAD celebrant. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-05 published
CAMPBELL, Paul Bryant
Suddenly, at his late residence on Thursday, February 2, 2006 Paul Bryant CAMPBELL of London in his 43rd year. Beloved son of Patricia CAMPBELL of Exeter and the late Philip CAMPBELL (1992.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Tracy and John VAN GERWEN of Huntsville, Alabama and Leslie and Jerry VAN GERWEN of Exeter. Dear uncle of Mark, Derek and Jeffrey; and Michael and Benjamin. Much loved nephew of Kenneth Bryant WOON of Kingston, Betty and Bob McKITTRICK of Burlington, Mary CORSINI of Hamilton and Aileen EKKER of Redlands, California. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Church, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Monday, February 6th at 11 a.m. with Father Ray LAWHEAD celebrant. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-06 published
KOOPMANS, Antje " Anna" (BRAAKSMAN)
Peacefully, The Lord took Anna Home. On Saturday, February 4, 2006 Antje (Anna) (BRAAKSMAN) KOOPMANS of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall and formerly of Exeter in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Oege (Bill) KOOPMANS (1990.) Dear mother of Jessie and John VAN ELSWYK of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Ron and Kari VAN ELSWYK of Dashwood, Carol and Joe KELLY of Elmira, Lisa and Dave SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER and James and Gunilla VAN ELSWYK all of Zurich, Paula and Tim OLFERT of Vauxall, Alberta, Krista and Frank CIRONE of Estes Park, Colorado and Marissa SAMPSON/SAMSON of London and Sean KOOPMANS of Victoria, British Columbia. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sons Hank and John KOOPMANS (2001,) a granddaughter Sandra VAN ELSWYK (1975,) brothers Albert and Hank and sisters Jantje and Grietje. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 1 West of Main, Exeter one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harry FRIELINK officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
GAGNON, Garnet Walter
Peacefully, with family by his side, on Sunday, February 5, 2006, at the University Hospital, Garnet Walter GAGNON in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Florence GAGNON for 58 years. Loving father of Archie GAGNON and his wife Mary and daughter Patricia KNOTT. Grandfather of Randy KNOTT and Susan GAGNON. Sadly missed by brothers-in-law Jeff PAUL and Joe McDONALD and sisters-in-law Marjorie PALMER, Mary COE, Madeleine McDONALD and Willow GAGNON and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Doris McEWEN and her husband Sandy, Marvel PAUL, Cliff GAGNON and his wife Eileen, Cyrus GAGNON and Lyal GAGNON and brothers-in-law Gordon COE and Lloyd PALMER. Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury), 452-3770, for visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1057 Oxford Street East, on Wednesday, February, 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Father John VAN DAMM officiating. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 3: 30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-08 published
HODGES, George William Edward
Passed away peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe on Monday, February 6, 2006 in his 85th year. Predeceased by his first wife Lilian Isobel REA. Beloved husband and best friend for 25 years of Theresa Margaret (MEPHAM.) Loving father of Brenda PARR and her husband Jay of Ottawa. Much loved and loving step-father and grandfather to John and Karen MEPHAM and John of Dundas, Robert MEPHAM, Jamie and Kathryn of Calgary, Lynda and Tom VAN ZUIDEN, Thomas and Kimberly of Dundas, Donald and Geraldine MEPHAM, Jennifer, Michelle and Katelyn of Hamilton. George served in World War 2 as a chief Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Friends will be received by the family Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cattel Eaton and Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where a service will take place for George on Thursday at 2 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Norfolk General Hospital would be appreciated by the family. www.catteleatonandchambers.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
RESTORICK, Mary Agnes (JARVIS)
Suddenly and unexpectedly at her residence in London on Saturday, February 11, 2006, Mary Agnes (JARVIS) RESTORICK formerly of Sarnia in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Allen Thrower RESTORICK (1980.) Dear mother of Betty MULLER and her husband Robert of Dorchester and June THOMAS of Londesborough. Cherished grandmother of Carrie and Crystal MULLER, Brent and Joel THOMAS. Dear sister of Grant JARVIS and the late Jean of Corunna and Doris NEWMAN and the late Robert of Brigden. Also loved by many nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-laws. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Frank J. VAN VEEN officiating. A private interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Sarnia. A Rebekah Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 at 7 p.m. under the auspices of May Queen Lodge No. 5. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 800 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5375, London, Ontario N6A 4G5 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
VAN BOXTEL, Joseph
Peacefully, with his family by his side at Parkwood Hospital on Sunday, February 12, 2006, Mr. Joseph VAN BOXTEL of London in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Irma VAN BOXTEL. son of John VAN BOXTEL Sr. and late Nettie VAN BOXTEL. Loving father of his 4 daughters Angeline LANGILLE, Lisa VAN BOXTEL, Sandy SOAVE and husband Peter and Karen BARATTA and husband James. Also loved by 4 granddaughters Ashley, Alicia, Abby and Taylor and 1 great granddaughter Kassidy. Dear brother of Paul VAN BOXTEL and wife Carol, Riny VAN BOXTEL and wife Bea, Anne MURRAY and husband Rob, John VAN BOXTEL and wife Penny, Tony VAN BOXTEL and wife Carol-Anne and Mary Anne VAN KERKOERLE and husband Ed. Dear brother-in-law of Gene FRITZ and wife Cally. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor James GARY of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
VAN DER WYNGAARD
At University Hospital, on Friday, February 10, 2006, Simon Karel VAN DER WYNGAARD in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Pieternella VAN DER WYNGAARD. Dear father of Ingrid BOULTER (Richard) of London, Ellie O'SHAY/SHEA of Taylor, Michigan, Maria VAN DER WYNGAARD (Terry) of London, Johanna DESABRAIS (Richard) of Saint Thomas and Simon Johannes VAN DER WYNGAARD (Julie) of London. Brother of Sam VAN DER WYNGAARD (Margaret), Joanna O'BRIEN, Lydea THYSSEN, Rea TRAFFORD (Larry), Nellie THORNTON (Malcolm), Abraham VAN DER WYNGAARD (Linda), Susan SZEKERES (Louie), and Theresa BLAGO. Also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son-in-law Donald O'SHAY/SHEA. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. At the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. where the Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
PULHAM, Francis Henry " Frank"
Surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital, London on Monday, February 13th, 2006, Francis Henry "Frank" PULHAM in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Reba Annie (MUIR) PULHAM (1976.) Dear father of Marilyn BROSH and her husband Dale of London. Dear grandfather of Jeffery and Rebecca of London. Predeceased by his brothers Eric and Donald and his sister Dorothy. Francis was a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Pharmacy class of 1942 and the proprietor of Pulham's Drug Store. Francis was also a Life Time Member of the Kiwanis Club of London. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Tuesday, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Frank J. VAN VEEN officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 555 Southdale Road East, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6E 1A2. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-15 published
VAN BOXTEL, Joseph
Peacefully, with his family by his side at Parkwood Hospital on Sunday, February 12, 2006, Mr. Joseph VAN BOXTEL of London in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Irma VAN BOXTEL. son of John VAN BOXTEL Sr. and late Nettie VAN BOXTEL. Loving father of his 4 daughters Angeline LANGILLE, Lisa VAN BOXTEL, Sandy SOAVE and husband Peter and Karen BARATTA and husband James. Also loved by 4 granddaughters Ashley, Alicia, Abby and Taylor and 1 great-granddaughter Kassidy. Dear brother of Paul VAN BOXTEL and wife Carol, Riny VAN BOXTEL and wife Bea, Anne MURRAY and husband Rob, John VAN BOXTEL and wife Penny, Tony VAN BOXTEL and wife Carol-Anne and Mary Anne VAN KERKOERLE and husband Ed. Dear brother-in-law of Gene FRITZ and wife Cally. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 at 1: 00 pm. with Pastor James GAREY of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-17 published
VAN WART, William
Peacefully at his residence in London on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006, William VAN WART. Beloved husband of Dorothy (STOCKTON) VAN WART. Dear brother-in-law of Kathleen MacLEOD of Moncton, New Brunswick (and her late husband James,) Wellman STOCKTON and his wife Ruby of Hamilton, Vernon STOCKTON and his wife Bertha of Burlington, Malcolm STOCKTON of Sussex, New Brunswick., and the late Harold STOCKTON (and his late wife Sarah.) Also missed by Allison STOCKTON- AIRD of Oakville and many other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184), where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday February 18th at 3 p.m. with Reverend Frank J. VAN VEEN of Calvary United Church officiating. Cremation to follow. A Masonic service will be held in the funeral home chapel Friday evening at 7 o'clock in charge of Saint Thomas Lodge No. 44 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, 4 Queen Street South, Hamilton L8P 3R3, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
MARTIN, Robert A. " Bob"
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Sunday, February 12, 2006 Robert A. (Bob) MARTIN of London in his 81st year. Husband of Ruth (VAN) MARTIN. Dear father of David MARTIN and his wife Joyce of Barrie, Linda MARTIN of Toronto, Jim MARTIN and his wife Meghan of Hamilton and Nancy MARTIN and her fiance Donna RENN of London. Also loved by his 10 grandchildren and his 6 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Mr. MARTIN's life will be held at Victory Branch No. 317 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 311 Oakland Avenue, London on Friday February 24th at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to your local food bank. Mr. MARTIN served in Europe during World War 2 as a member of the First Canadian Parachute Battalion. He was a member of the Teamsters. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca. (A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements)

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-28 published
VANLAMMEREN, Mary (SIMONIS)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at Huronview in Clinton, Ontario on Saturday, February 25, 2006, Mary (SIMONIS) VAN LAMMEREN of Huronview in Clinton and formerly of Blyth, Ontario in her 93rd year. Dear mother of Louis and Betty Ann VAN LAMMEREN of Kitchener, Josie and Paul COOK of Clinton, Gertie and Ivan BLAKE of Hanover, Emma SIMONIS of Lethbridge, Alberta and Theresa GEBHARDT and Ernie ALBERT of Wingham. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Carrie Ann, Michael, Sandra, Kathy, Ron, Julie, Charlene and Suzanne and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by three sisters and one brother in Holland and U.S.A. Predeceased by her husband Bert and six brothers and sisters. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home, 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Clinton on Wednesday, March 1st at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Father Ernest VAROSI officiating. Interment in Clinton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT, Ernest Albert
Peacefully, at his lakeside home on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Ernest Albert ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT of R.R.#1 St. Williams, in his 57th year. Born in Ingersoll, December 24th, 1949, beloved son of Albert ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT of Brownsville and the late Margaret (MAUTHE) ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT (1997). Dedicated employee and Yard Man at Moffatt and Powell, Tillsonburg. An outdoorsman and member of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Federation. Much loved husband and best friend of his wife and caregiver Ellie (VAN DEN BRINK) (HOADLEY) ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT. Survived by a loving step-daughter Shari HOADLEY and step-grand_son Clinton HOADLEY. Also survived by two sisters: Eleanor and her husband Case VAN DEN BRINK of R.R.#6 Simcoe and Carol LAUZON of Collingwood and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and relatives are welcomed to share memories on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (842-4238). Complete Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Ernest A. ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT to be conducted on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel by Reverend Ronald MOHR of the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg. Spring interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Ebenezer. Evening Lutheran Prayer Service Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the chapel. Memorial donations (payable by cheque only) to the "St. Luke's Church" or "Care Partners-Norfolk" would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-03 published
LEERMAKERS, Antonius " Tony"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Antonius (Tony) LEERMAKERS, in his 67th year on March 2, 2006, surrounded by his family. He is sad to leave them behind, but will wait for them in Heaven…. He leaves behind his wife Lynn (RYAN,) his children who loved him greatly: Mary (Tony) VANDERMEER of Woodstock, Bill (Stacey) LEERMAKERS of Mississauga and John (Pam) LEERMAKERS of Mississauga, Debbie (Darrin) BALLANTYNE of London and Doug RYAN of Whistler, British Columbia. He will be missed by his grandchildren: Phylicia, Whitney, T.J., Amber, Rachel, Victoria, Tyler, Courtney, Kyle, Cameron, Ashley and Samatha. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters: Sien BERKELMANS (Aylmer,) Mary BERKELMANS (London), Ann VERMEER, Tonny (Jo) MATHIJSSEN, Mien NOORDHUIZEN, Zus (Theo) VAN HOOFT, Josef (Sjean) LEERMAKERS, Nolly (Jan) VAN BRUNSCHOT, Marian (Willy) VAN GEMERT all of Holland. He will be missed by his mother-in-law Doris FORD and sisters-in-law Joan KERR and Brenda (Grant) HUNTLEY of Ingersoll. Four infant grandchildren will be waiting to play with him in Heaven. He retired from Wolverine Tube, London in 1999. He was a member of the Legion Branch #317. Dad loved to play cards, his trailer and his family. We all will miss him. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street, East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 317, London would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences available through www.memorial-funeral.ca Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
FISHER, Robert " Ray"
A resident of R.R.#2 Wardsville, passed away peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the age of 73. Born in Mosa Twp., son of the late Tim and Janet (WILSON) FISHER. Beloved husband of Marlene (Huston) FISHER. Loving father of Carolyn McMILLAN of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Brian and Heather FISHER of Glencoe, Bobby and Jaime FISHER of R.R.#2 Newbury. Loving grandpa of Josh, Hayley, Shawn, Samantha, Mason, Tristan, Marlee, and Theron. Dear brother of Leona and Don WEBSTER of Glencoe, Lewis and Marylou FISHER of Farmington, Pennsylvania, Tim and Donna FISHER of Bothwell, Murray and Sharon FISHER of Glencoe. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Brad FISHER (1976.) At Ray's request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Glencoe Presbyterian Church, 177 Main St. on Monday, March 6, 2006. Visitation will take place from 12: 30 pm until the time of the memorial service at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Deb VAN BILSEN- DOLBEAR officiating. If desired donations may be made by cheque to the Make A Wish Foundation or the Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, Bothwell. (519-695-2716.) "A Tree will be planted in Memory of Ray FISHER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-06 published
KUIPERS, Wilfred W.
Suddenly on Saturday, March 4, 2006 as the result of a farm accident, Wilfred W. KUIPERS, age 50, left his earthly home and is now singing in the ultimate choir of His Lord and Saviour. He leaves behind his loving, devoted wife Dianna (VAN ECK) and his four cherished children Amber, Jordan, Logan and Tyler. Wilf was the eldest son of Tjeerd and Alice KUIPERS of Aylmer. Wonderful brother of Terry (Tracy) KUIPERS, Hetty TEUBER, John KUIPERS and Tessa KUIPERS. Loving son-in-law of Jack and June VAN ECK of Ancaster and brother-in-law of Jo-Ann (Dennis) VOORBERG. Devoted uncle of Melissa, Michael and David KUIPERS, Chelsea, Alytta and Anson TEUBER, Heather and Jeremy CARR, Katlin KUIPERS, Dana and Dylan ANDERSEN, Sarah, Adam and Steven VOORBERG. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Gord TEUBER (2003.) He will be sadly missed by all the employees at Kuipers Mushrooms who loved working with and for him. Wilf was an avid golfer and loved singing in the "Men of Praise" choir. Friends will be received at the Ingersoll Christian Reformed Church, 429 King St. W., Ingersoll Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Pastor Norman VISSER officiating. Interment later at the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to World Vision or C.R.W.R.C. would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-07 published
STERLING, Theresa (formerly MURMANN)
A resident of London and formerly of Chatham, Theresa STERLING died at her residence on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the age of 56. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late Garnet J. and Mary T. (CATTON) STERLING. Loving mother of Jackie LAMARSH and her former spouse Louis BAILEY of London, Joseph LAMARSH of Shelbourne, Tena PIETERSON of London and Benjamin PIETERSON also of London. Grandmother of Simon and Philip BAILEY. Sister of Peg and Al JOHNS of Chatham, Shirley and Joseph ONGENA of Thamesville, Francis and Karen STERLING of Blenheim, Rita VAN DEVEN of Chatham and predeceased by Barbara STERLING (2005.) Survived by her former husband George MURMANN of Sarnia and many nieces and nephews. Theresa will be missed by her canine companion Begbie. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11: 30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2006 from Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Fr. Matthias WRONSKI, Celebrant. Parish prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening. Cremation to follow with a family interment in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chatham at a later date. Donations, made by cheque, to Heart and Stroke appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
O'ROURKE, Elizabeth Mae (née CRONIN)
78, of Mitchell passed away at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) O'ROURKE (1992.) Dear mother of David O'ROURKE and wife Ann of Mitchell, Delaine O'ROURKE of London, Bryan O'ROURKE and wife Linda of Seaforth, Mary Helen VAN LOON and husband Mike of R.R.#2, Dublin, Sally STACEY and husband Bill of Mitchell and Kevin O'ROURKE and wife Jan of R.R.#1, Dublin. Loving grandmother of 16 grandchildren. Dear sister of Frank CRONIN of R.R.#2, Dublin and Jim CRONIN and wife Mildred of Mitchell. Dear sister-in-law of Anne CRONIN of Newmarket, Joan CRONIN and Marie O'ROURKE, both of Mitchell. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Elizabeth (ROACH) CRONIN, a son Michael O'ROURKE (1993,) brothers Len and wife Mary, Jack, Joe and wife Delaine, Lorne, Clarence and Bob CRONIN, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Johnny and Dorothy ROBINSON, Gus and Margaret DENOMME, Pearl O'ROURKE, Bill O'ROURKE, Joe O'ROURKE, Clayton and Kathryn LOOBY and Pat and Marg O'ROURKE. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Sunday 7-9 p.m. and on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Dublin on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Alan DUFRAIMONT - celebrant. Spring interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul or St. Patrick's Church Building Funds, Ritz Villa Missing Link or Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Sunday at 3: 30 p.m. Online condolences at www.lockhartfunerlhomecom.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
VAN KLINKEN, Johannes " Joe"
Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer peacefully at his residence on Thursday, March 9, 2006 in his 54th year. Cherished father of Joshua (Jane) VAN KLINKEN, Kelly (Martin) VAN KLINKEN, Caleb (Sherry) PROVOOST, Brennah VAN KLINKEN and Ben VAN KLINKEN. Loved grandfather of Katie, Ashley, Alaya, Kaden, Jacob and Micah. Beloved son of Ben and Diny VAN KLINKEN. Dear brother of Maggie (Tom) WESTLAKE, Mary (Eric) BENJAMINS, Irene (Mark) MARION, Lorraine (Tim) TURKSTRA and their families. Joe will also be missed by good Friends William DEN BOK and Simon BELDMAN. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Cornerstone United Church, 180 Waterloo Street, London, for visitation on Sunday from 7-9. Memorial Service will be on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone United Church. Interment of cremation at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-12 published
SPIERING, Dirk " Dick"
At his residence on Friday, March 10, 2006, Dirk "Dick" SPIERING of Elgin Manor, Saint Thomas in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (TITUS) (CROSBY) SPIERING and the late Adriana (LEEFLANG) SPIERING (1999.) Dear father of Peter SPIERING and wife Sue of Aylmer and Alida "Alice" LECERF and husband Leonard of Vernon, British Columbia and father-in-law of Evelyn SPIERING of Saint Thomas. Loving grandfather of Chris, Sherry and husband Nate, Jessica, Pieter Jr., Jennifer and husband Matt, Greg and wife Tammy, Angie, Pamela, Doug Jr., Danielle, Heather, Matthew and Michael. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister in the Netherlands and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sons Robert and Rene SPIERING. Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October 15, 1930 son of the late Arie and Alida (VAN DOORN) SPIERING. Dirk worked for Auto Haulway, Saint Thomas for many years and was a member of the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas. He was an avid Golfer. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 641 Elm Street, Saint Thomas (Elm Street at Manor Road) on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Arkona Cemetery will be held on Monday at 2: 30 p.m. Rev. Tom BAIRD, officiating. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
DERUITER, Ann (formerly DEKENS, née HAZENBERG)
A resident of Chatham. Ann DERUITER died suddenly at her home on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 75. Born in Grijpskerk, The Netherlands daughter of the late Libbe and Wietske VAN DYK) HAZENBERG. Beloved wife of George DERUITER of Chatham and the late Harm Lucas DEKENS (1986.) Dear mother of Lena and Peter VANDYKE, Chatham; Marg and Ted POSTMA, Chatham; Faye and Dave VAN KESTEREN, Chatham; Clarence and Ingrid DEKENS, Clinton; and Leroy and Patricia DEKENS, Telkwa, British Columbia. Grandmother of 20 and Great Grandmother of 15. Sister of Henry and Marion HAZENBERG, Chatham; Coba and Marcus KRYGER, Smithers, British Columbia; and the late Wiemer HAZENBERG and infant sister Antje HAZENBERG. Sister-in-law of Ena HAZENBERG, Holland. Step-mother of Harry and Cathy DERUITER; John and Clare DERUITER; Dave and Linda DERUITER and Pete and Elaine DERUITER all of Collingwood. Step-Grandmother of 7. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Sunday March 19, 2006 from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated at First Christian Reformed Church, Tweedsmuir, East, Chatham on Monday March 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
VAN SCHAIK, Nora
In loving memory of Mom and Grandma, Nora, who passed away March 18th, To hear your voice and see your smile
To be with you and talk awhile
To be together in the same old way
Would be our greatest wish today.
Miss you everyday, always loved and remembered Karen, Linda, Steve, Mike and Jeff.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-24 published
KNEE, Violet Marina (REID)
Of Exeter Villa, formerly of Centralia peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in her 67th year. Loving wife of Percy KNEE for almost 50 years. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Larry GIBSON, Perry and Nina KNEE and Darlene and Bill VAN BERGEN all of Centralia and Wallace KNEE of Saint Marys. Loving grandmother of Peter GIBSON, Tina and Christian PRÉMONT, Crystal KNEE and friend Ian GAWEL, Ryan and Justin KNEE, Jeremy and Jeffery VAN BERGEN and Jessica and Jacklyn KNEE. Great-grandmother of Merrick PRÉMONT. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Harold and Laura REID, Doug and Eileen REID, Wallace and Linda REID, Sam and Jackie REID, Mundon and Glennis REID and Audrey and Peter STOYLES of Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Lilly REID, infant brother Cyril and infant sister Evelyn, infant twin grand_sons, brothers-in-law Harry WARREN and Seymour KNEE and sisters-in-law Norma REID and Lillian KNEE. Many nieces and nephews will remember Violet. At Violet's request, cremation will take place and there will be no funeral home visitation or service. The family would appreciate expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Exeter Villa for the special care given to mom while she was there. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-26 published
VAN SYLKE, Linda
In loving memory of Linda.
There are no tomorrow's to share,
But yesterday's memories are always there.
Love a friend.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-29 published
WRIGHT, Eugena " Jean" (née ROSE)
Surrounded by her family at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2006 in her 63rd year. Cherished mother of Margot Harvey, Michael Jones (Grace VAN DEN BERG) and Garth (Rhea) THOMAS. Loving grandmother of Dominique and Joseph. Dear sister of Andrew HAUGHTON. Eugena will also be remembered by her Christian brothers and sisters and their families at The Kingdom Hall. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday April 1, 2006 at The Kingdom Hall, 459 Second Street, London, Ontario. Cremation has taken place. Elder Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR will officiate at the service. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-30 published
DEKOTER, Pieter (February 24, 1912-March 28, 2006)
I lift my eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm At Grace Manor (Nursing Home), Brampton, Ontario, our Lord in His infinite wisdom, mercy and love called home Pieter DEKOTER. Beloved husband of Suzanna DEKOTER for nearly 68 years. Dear father of Larry and Willy, Tony and Mary and Gremar and Rev. Case VAN WYK. Grandfather of Rodney and Marietta, David and Tina, Ken and Leona, Jeffery and Kathy, Susan and Mark DIELEMAN, Janis and Dave PERSENAIRE, Stephen and Adria VAN WYK, Tina PERSENAIRE and Becky VAN WYK. Lovingly remembered by 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister in The Netherlands and one brother-in-law and sister-in-law in St. Catharines, Ontario. Visitors will be received at Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street S., Brampton on Sunday April 2 from 2-5 p.m. A private committal service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday April 3, 2006. A Memorial service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Road, Brampton with Rev. H. PRAAMSMA officiating. Pieter DEKOTER resided in London, Ontario for 34 years, where he worked at Almatex Paint and Varnish and Kelcoatings Limited. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Pieter is asked to consider the London Parental Christian School Society or London District Christian Secondary School.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-30 published
VAN NOTEN, Emiel (December 18, 1942-March 30, 2004)
Only a memory of by-gone days
And a sigh for a face unseen
But a constant feeling that God alone,
Knows just what should have been.
Your friend Mary.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-30 published
ZALIZNIAK, Mark
Suddenly at home, on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006, Mr. Mark ZALIZNIAK of London in his 48th year. Beloved husband of Debby (PHELPS) ZALIZNIAK. Loving father of Laura ZALIZNIAK of London. Also loved by his parents Millie and the late Mike ZALIZNIAK. Dear brother of Jenny VAN DE PEER and her husband Don of London, and Michael ZALIZNIAK and his wife Maria of British Columbia. Dear son-in-law of Chuck PHELPS and his wife Betty of London, and brother-in-law of Mike PHELPS and his wife Patty, and Steve PHELPS and his wife Marny all of London. Survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mark was a first officer of Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Chapter 262. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 1st, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation, Mount Pleasant Crematorium. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mark are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association, London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer Centre, or the Alzheimer Society.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-31 published
CHAPMAN, Rev. John Douglas Chapman, B.A., B.D., M.Min.
Suddenly but peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Born Toronto, 1927. Studied English at U of T. Converted to faith in Christ upon reading "The City of God" by St. Augustine. Joined United Church which stood for unity and liberty. Studied theology at Emmanuel College. Ordained 1953. Married classmate Mary Elizabeth MacVICAR, 1953 (ordained 1969.) Parents of Anna (Robert TUMCHEWICS, Yellowknife); Moira (Frank DUNN, Waterloo); the late Sylvia (1958-68) Lex, Ottawa (Sheila LINDSAY). "Grandad" of Alicia, Louise, John TUMCHEWICS; Laura, Mary Anne DUNN; Joshua, Cara CHAPMAN. Served Spirit River, Alberta (1953-6); Westboro, Ottawa (1956-7); North Gower (1957-68). Studied at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (1968-9). Served Wellburn Pastoral Charge (1969-77). Shared ministry Saint Paul's-Botany with Beth (1977-87) and The Rev. Masaoki HOSHINO from Hachirogata, Japan (1985-88). Supply Robinson Memorial, London; intentional interim minister of Calvary Memorial, Kitchener and of Knox, Embro. Retired in London, 1990. Student of I Samuel, the tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel. Beneficiary of psychiatric care from 1956 on. Predeceased by parents Turner and Jean; brother, Ron. Brother-in-law of Isobel CHAPMAN (Bobcaygeon) Marion BOYCE, Toronto (Wilf); Malcolm MacVICAR, London (Dianne). Uncle of Mike CHAPMAN, London; Steve CHAPMAN, Ottawa; Jeffrey BOYCE, Las Vegas (Barbara LANGE); Martha BOYCE, Toronto (David MIKELBERG); Roger BOYCE, Los Angeles (Marianne); Brian MacVICAR (Toronto); Mary Kay MacVICAR, Victoria (Peter REYNOLDS). Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 1 at 3: 00 p.m. in Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, by Rev. Frank VAN VEEN. Interment at a later date at Rideauvale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. As Doug loved flowers and opera, those who wish to make a memorial might consider the gift of a plant to someone who suffers from emotional illness, or make a donation to The London Guild of the Canadian Opera Company, c/o Dr. David STANLEY- PORTER, 509 Canterbury Rd., London, Ontario N6G 2N5 "Humble is the password to the wise." Abbie Huston Evans

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
CARRUTHERS, Mildred May (née COWAN)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, on Sunday, March 26, 2006, Mildred May (née COWAN) CARRUTHERS, of London in her 79th year. Beloved wife of David CARRUTHERS. Loving mother of David and Carol CARRUTHERS of Bradford, Bruce and Margaret CARRUTHERS of Sault Ste. Marie, and Elizabeth and Glenn PARSONS of London. Also loved by her 6 grandchildren. Cremation. A memorial service will be conducted at Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street, South, on Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Frank VAN VEEN officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mildred are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. (Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793, entrusted with arrangements). Email condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneral chapel.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
THORNTON, Wayva Irene (née BROOKS)
Peacefully at Trillium Retirement Home, Norwich on Sunday April 2, 2006, Wayva Irene THORNTON (née BROOKS,) formerly of R.R.#3 Scotland in her 88th year. Beloved wife for 62 years of the late H. Ralph THORNTON (1998.) Dear mother of Joyce and husband Raymond WHEELER of Paris, Marlene and husband Ed MAJERNIK of Norwich, Gail and husband Phil GRAVELLE of Scotland, Dan and wife Connie of Regina, Cheryl and husband Kal WAHTRAS of Lynden, the late Neil (2000) and wife Diane of London, Wallace and wife Nancy of Jarvis, Lynne and husband Tony VAN BERLO of Wilsonville, Patty Anne and husband Chris VAN RAVENSWAY of Burgessville. She will be sadly missed by her 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Marion McKAY of Woodstock, brother Wallace BROOKS and wife Myrtle of Woodstock. Predeceased by brothers Donald and Ronald, sister Wanda, and granddaughter Debbie GRAVELLE. Wayva was a lifetime member of K.T.V. (Kelvin United Church), lifetime member of Kelvin U.C.W., pianist and choir leader for over 40 years. Mom and Dad's door was always open and the coffee pot was always on. 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 will be held at K.T.V. United Church, Kelvin on Wednesday April 5th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Robert PARR officiating. Interment Kelvin Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to K.T.V., Neurofibromatosis Society or charity of your choice. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-04 published
VAN BLYDERVEEN
At the Woodingford Lodge, Tillsonburg on Monday April 3, 2006, William VAN BLYDERVEEN of R.R.#1 Burgessville in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Metje BUDDING. Loving father of Hans and Maradale VAN BLYDERVEEN of R.R.#3 Harley, Mary and Peter VAN BRUGGE of R.R.#2 Scotland, John VAN BLYDERVEEN and Karen DOUCETTE of Tillsonburg, Case and Ada VAN BLYDERVEEN of Courtland. He will be sadly missed by his 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 2 sisters of The Netherlands. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 6: 30-8:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation on Friday April 7th at 1: 30 p.m. D.V. Rev. J. SPAANS officiating. Interment Old Reformed Cemetery, Burgessville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Woodingford Lodge, Tillsonburg would be appreciated. No Flowers Please. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020. Condolences may be sent to: info@arn-lockiefuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
SAARLOOS, Floor
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, April 7, 2006. Floor SAARLOOS of Aylmer returned to the Lord surrounded by his family in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Gerrie (VAN GURP) SAARLOOS. Loving father of Janet LAARMAN and husband Leo of R.R.#2, Saint Marys, Casper SAARLOOS and wife Wilma of R.R.#2, Aylmer, Dick SAARLOOS and wife Renee of R.R.#7, Aylmer, Ida MARISSEN and husband Harry of Saint Thomas, Glenna MIDDEL and husband Ron of Chatham, Graham SAARLOOS and wife Janet of R.R.#7, Aylmer, Wilfred SAARLOOS and wife Joanne of R.R.#4, Aylmer, Kelvin SAARLOOS and wife Rose of R.R.#7, Aylmer, MaryNel SAARLOOS- BAKKER and husband Derric of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Amy SCHAAFSMA and husband Bill of Chicago, Illinois and Alec SAARLOOS and wife Elaine of R.R.#4, Aylmer. Dear brother of Iman SAARLOOS and Bep MALIPAARD. He will be sadly missed by 48 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters and one brother. Born in the Netherlands on December 6, 1922 son of the late Dirk and Jannetje (VAN BIERT) SAARLOOS. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Visitation at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church (South Street West at Caverly Road) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, April 10, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Richard DE LANGE, officiating. Donations to Immanuel Christian School Education would be appreciated. On-line condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
VEREYKEN, John Martinus
Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, April 6, 2006, John Martinus VEREYKEN of Strathroy in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Ann (TIMMERS.) Loving father of Marion and Shaun BEACH of Windsor and Maurice and Sarah VEREYKEN of Elmira and grandfather of Alexander, Marlies and Daniel. Dear brother of Pieta and Harvey SCHROEDER, Martin and Cathy VEREYKEN, Sister Anne REGIER, Archie and Nellie VEREYKEN, Mary and Martin VAN ROOY and Frank and Joan VEREYKEN. He will also be missed by his many family and Friends in Holland. Predeceased by his sister Paula. John lived life to the fullest every day and was a proud and active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7570. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, April 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Monday, April 10 at 11 a.m. with Fr. John SHARP officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, Strathroy. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to John.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-09 published
CAMPBELL, Joseph
Peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2006, Joseph CAMPBELL at Parkwood Hospital, dearly loved husband of Nancy for 50 years, in his 81st year. He is survived by his children Joseph, Mary, Gerard, Therese, Nancy (Michael) LAHEY. Dearly loved grandfather of Aidan, Aaron, Ciara LAHEY. Brother of James (Nora) CAMPBELL of Stratford, Mary (Joseph) GOODING, Annie (James) COOKSON, Kathleen VAN ALPHEN. Brother-in-law of Valerie CAMPBELL and Mary CAMPBELL. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Annie CAMPBELL, his brothers Louis, John and Doreen CAMPBELL, Father Charles CAMPBELL, Edward CAMPBELL and his brother-in-law John VAN ALPHEN. Joe retired from the C.N.R. after 45 years of service. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Martin of Tours Church, 46 Cathcart Street, on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
DIGNAN, Revada Elizabeth
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, April 8, 2006, Revada Elizabeth DIGNAN, of R.R.#2, Hensall, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Harold DIGNAN. Dear mother of Diane and Gerald THIEL, of Owen Sound, Dale and Marie M. DIGNAN of Ingersoll and Wesley DIGNAN and friend Nancy WILSON of Goderich. Loving grandmother of Sharon TAILOR/TAYLOR, Ian THIEL; Jason, Christal and Amanda DIGNAN Mathew HOY, Courtney and Lindsey DIGNAN and great-grandmother of Marsha TAILOR/TAYLOR, Alex THIEL and Maximus HO. Sadly missed by Mark TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear sister-in-law of Beverley DIGNAN, William Earl and Esther DIGNAN and Sharen DIGNAN. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George Wesley and Bessie (PALMER) DIGNAN, one daughter Marilyn ADELE in infancy, one daughter-in-law Marie B. DIGNAN, brothers Edwin DIGNAN and his wife Blanche, Weldon DIGNAN, sister Linnie RAYNER and her husband Wallace and brother-in-law Harvey DIGNAN. Visitation in the Hensall. Visitation Chapel, 79 King St. Hensall, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Pastor Elly VAN BERGEN officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich) Condolences may be forwarded through www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Revada DIGNAN
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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-16 published
VAN TIL, Ellen (VAN HARMELEN)
A great woman, a gift from God. "Jesus lives: be not afraid! Take by faith God's promised surety! All our sins in Christ are paid: death is swallowed up in victory. God shall raise us from the dust: Jesus Christ, our hope and trust!" (from the C.R.C.'s Psalter Hymnal).
On Good Friday, April 14th, 2006, Ellen went to be with Jesus, the one who died for her and who said "today you will be with me in Paradise." As Jesus was raised from death so she will be praise God! Easter in heaven; wonderful. Ellen was born in The Netherlands in 1939 and came to Canada with her parents, John VAN HARMELEN and Elizabeth LAGERWEY in 1953. In 1961 she married John VAN TIL. Their family now includes: Gloria and Brian LUBBEN (Michael, Rachel, Daniel), Reuel VAN TIL (Jessica and friend Kyle; Kaeden), John and Joanne VAN TIL (Rebecca, Katie), Elaine and Greg MAY (Lauren, Anna, Evan, Olivia), Brenda and Joel MONIZ (Faith.) Ellen's siblings are: Joanne and Alvin BEUKEMA, Cor VAN HARMELEN and Kathie ROGERO, Andy and Gerda VAN HARMELEN. A brother Andre died in infancy. Friends will be received at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 716 Classic Drive, London, on Monday from 2: 00 till 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 till 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from noon till 1: 00 p.m. A service to celebrate Ellen's life will be conducted at Bethel Church at 1: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th followed by interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Christian Reformed Home Missions. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-17 published
VAN DER PAELT, Rachel Anna Mary (VAN ACKER)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Tilbury Manor Nursing Home, on Saturday April 15, 2006 at the age of 91. Born in Moline, Illinois, October 12, 1914, daughter of the late Gustaaf and Leona (COPPENS) VAN ACKER. Rachel later moved to Leamington and Simcoe before making R.R.#3 Thamesville their permanent home. Beloved wife of the late Frans "Frank" VAN DER PAELT (2002.) Surviving is a daughter Marilyn and Kenneth HERMAN of Ruthven, a son Joe and Martha VAN DER PAELT of R.R.#3 Thamesville, grand_sons Ronald and Sarah VAN DER PAELT of Chatham, Jeffrey and Carolyn VAN DER PAELT of Thamesville, and grandaughter Cindy and Dennis DAMPHOUSSE of B.C.. She will be sadly missed by great-grandchildren Brittany, Jeremy, Zachary, Madeline, and Nicholas. Dear sister of Joseph and Ruth VAN ACKER of Michigan, Philip VAN ACKER of North Carolina and Louis and Margaret VAN ACKER of Chatham. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a daughter Leona and her husband Remie VAN HOVE, sister Marie NOPPE, brothers Rene, Edward, and Frank VAN ACKER. The VAN DER PAELT family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Thamesville on Tuesday April 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Andy DWYER as Celebrant. Interment Saint Paul's Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to Heart and Stroke Foundation. On-Line condolences may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. " A Tree wil be planted in memory of Rachel VAN DER PAELT in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-18 published
LEE, B. Marks
On Monday, April 17th, 2006, B. Marks LEE finally lost his tenacious hold on life at age 76. His indomitable spirit and sense of humour will remain an inspiration to his family and all who knew him. Dearly loved husband of Barbara A. (RAMSAY) LEE. Loving father of Teresa and Mike VAN ESCH, Janet and Bob KOCZWARA and Scott and Stephanie (HAGEMANN) LEE. Very proud grandfather of Nicole, Brett, Ben, Meghan, Victoria and Richard. Survived by his sisters-in-law Agnes LEE (Southampton) and Margaret COUSE (Orangeville,) brother-in-law Charles ELLIS (Port Elgin) and by several nieces and nephews and their families. Marks was predeceased by his parents Reginald and Lillian (BAKER) LEE and brother Tom all of Southampton, his sister Alice "Snooks" ELLIS of Port Elgin, his in-laws B.A. RAMSAY, Q.C. and Elsie RAMSAY and his brother-in-law Donald COUSE (Orangeville.) Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, April 20th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with private burial to take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the many support workers who helped during Marks' illness, particularly Victorian Order of Nurses Jessica WATHY whose visits provided a welcome ray of sunshine and humour. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Centre-Cancer Centre, 790 Commissioners Road East, London, N6A 4L6, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Suite 200, 1151 Florence Street, London, N5W 2M7, or to the charity of choice would be gratefully accepted by the family. Email condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-18 published
VAN DALE, Larry
Peacefully at home with his loving wife Doris "Dee" by his side, Larry aged 62, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Lovingly remembered and deeply missed by family and Friends. Loving father of Bobby Joe. Survived by his mother Margaret, sisters Debbie and Linda and brothers Ricky, Jimmy and Don. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770 A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Larry. There are so many unanswered questions and life isn't always kind, but Almighty God in Heaven will make it right and keep you safe and free from pain my love. Looking forward to that glorious day when we meet again. Love Dee

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-21 published
ROLOSON, Edward Lee Sr.
Go rest now precious one, Your new life has just begun. No more pain, as your body is brand new. We can imagine the smile on your face, As you walk through the woods in your beautiful place, with all of us now in your view. This is so very difficult, but we will all be okay, It isn't goodbye, as we'll see you one day.
After a brief, but courageous battle with cancer, Edward Lee ROLOSON Sr., of Vienna, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in his 62nd year. Dearly loved husband of Lynda. Loving and caring father of Tracy and her husband Gerry ROWLAND of Tillsonburg; Wendy and her husband Ken BROWN of Vittoria Edward Jr. and his wife Alida ROLOSON of Vienna. Proud grandfather of Sean VAN BEERS, Cameron and Vanessa WIER, Lauren ROLOSON, and Lauren's new baby brother or sister due to arrive this summer. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Victoria ROLOSON, and his eldest sister, Virginia COMPEAU. Ed will be sadly missed by his brother John, sister Shirley, and their families. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, and long time resident of the area, the community and his many Friends will miss his kindness, endless enthusiastic spirit, sense of humour and generosity. At Ed's request, there will be no public visitation. A Private family service and interment was held at the St. Luke's Cemetery in Vienna. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) entrusted with funeral arrangements. "Do not cry for me, for I have not left you….. Just look in the eyes of my loved ones, and you will find me there."

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
McEWEN, Charles James (January 16, 1915-April 19, 2006)
Peacefully in his 91st year at Parkwood Hospital, London. Born at home on the family farm, Charles attended S.S.#8 Plympton and Petrolia High School. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1939 with the 26th Field Battery (Artillery) Sarnia. He saw service in England, France, Belgium, and Holland. Returning in 1946, he married Mae GORDON who predeceased him in 1976. Charles farmed until 1993 in Plympton Township, Lambton County. He also found time to be active in the Royal Canadian Legion as President and Treasurer of Branch 388 Wyoming, as Zone Commander, and on Provincial Command as Provincial Chairman (1988-90). He was also an insurance agent for Lambton Mutual Insurance 1954 to 1981. From 1955 to 1966, Charles was a member of Plympton Township Counsel and in 1966 as Reeve was elected to be Lambton County Warden. From 1968 to until 1995, Charles was a member and chairmen of the St. Clair Conservation Authority and Chairman of the Conservation Authorities of Ontario in 1990. Charles was a resident of Parkwood Hospital since 1997, where Alzheimer's stole his retirement years. He is survived by his Robert McEWEN and his wife Judith of Wyoming his daughter Nancy McEWEN and her husband Ken GUIMOND of Edmonton, Alberta; grand_son Andrew McEWEN and his wife Amanda of Windsor grand_son Colin McEWEN of New Zealand; brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Eve McEWEN of Wyoming; sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Ian FRASER of Sarnia; and sister-in-law Grace GORDON of Wyoming. A private family funeral service will be held. Family and Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, May 5, 2006 2: 00 p.m. at Branch 388 Royal Canadian Legion, 493 Erie St, Wyomnig, Ontario, with Rev. Ernest HERRON and Rev. Ena VAN ZOEREN officiating. Sincere thanks to all staff at Parkwood Hospital, especially 5B West. You are all a special group of people. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to "Branch 288 Poppy Fund" c/o Royal Canadian Legion, P.O. Box 214, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com Arrangements by the Needham-Jay Funeral Home (519-882-0100).

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
LYEN, Walter Emiel
Suddenly, after a long struggle with Leukemia, on Thursday, April 20, 2006, Walter Emiel LYEN of Tillsonburg, in his 65th year. Born in Zandhoven, Antwerpen, Belgium, April 11, 1942, son of the late Jozef L. LYEN (January 26, 1995.) Much loved son of Louisa Maria (MARIEN) LYEN of Tillsonburg. Walter was in the vegetable wholesale business in Leamington (in previous years). Also survived by two sisters: Maria MERTENS of R.R.#2, Ruthven and the late Ludo (December 1, 2004) and Simonne and her husband Joe DOCKX of R.R.#1, Clear Creek. Also survived by a nephew, David DOCKX and his wife Teresa and a niece, Bernice and her husband Chris VAN OOTEGHEM, all of R.R.#1, Clear Creek and great-nieces: Alexandra, Lauren and Jaime and a great-nephew Jeremy. Friends and relatives can visit with the family on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519) 842-4238. Parish Prayers are Sunday at 3: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian burial on Monday at 10: 00 a.m. at the Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison St. W., Tillsonburg by Rev. Father Matthew GEORGE. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Saint_Joseph's Leukemia Research or Saint Mary's Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
SCHEPENS, Woutrina "Willie" (formerly VAN LOON, née VAN HEYNSBERGEN)
On Friday, April 21, 2006, Woutrina "Willie" (VAN HEYNSBERGEN) (VAN LOON) SCHEPENS of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Martin VAN LOON (1977) and Tony SCHEPENS (2001.) Cherished mother of Carol (Bryan) LAVIS, the late Garry VAN LOON (2000) and his wife Jo, Tony VAN LOON (Jane), Mary WILSON (Brent), Marty VAN LOON, Cathy WALSH (Dan), Mike VAN LOON (Mary Helen), Connie HAWKINS (Mike) and Diane SMITH (Mike.) Loving step mother of Tony SCHEPENS (Diane), Frank SCHEPENS (Cathy), Mary VAN GAAL, and Alex SCHEPENS (Donna) all of Manotick. Willie will also be missed by thirty six grandchildren, five step grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and one brother from Mississauga and three sisters and one brother in the Netherlands. Predeceased by three brothers. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday, April 23rd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X, 777 Valetta Street, on Monday, April 24th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Clinton Cemetery later in the afternoon. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Willie are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Email condolences can also be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
UNCER, John " Jack" Henry
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital surrounded by his family, on Thursday, April 20, 2006, John "Jack" Henry UNCER of Innerkip and formerly of Huntingford, in his 80th year. Loving husband for 31 years of June Carlotta UNCER. Dear father of Wayne UNCER (Jane) of Innerkip, Ruth Ann "Rudy" LONSBERRY of Woodstock, Nancy VAN DE LAAR (Harry) of Beachville, Linda POSTMA of Winnipeg, Beverly LIVELY (John) of Woodstock and the late Christine UNCER (1995). Lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Brother of Violet REED of Essex and the late Frances LONGFIELD, Florence NEAVE, Doris KISH, Gordon UNCER, Lawrence UNCER, and Billy UNCER, and brother-in-law of Jean UNCER of Ingersoll and Jean DINSMORE (Robert) of Paris. Also loving remembered by many nieces and nephews. Jack was the groundskeeper at Christ Church and Cemetery in Huntingford for many years, and a lover of bluegrass and country music. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, April 26th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Christine DOWNEY officiating. Interment at Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Huntingford. If desired, memorial donations to Sunshine Dreams for Kids would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-23 published
SCHEPENS, Woutrina "Willie" (formerly VAN LOON, née VAN HEYNSBERGEN)
On Friday, April 21, 2006, Woutrina "Willie" (VAN HEYNSBERGEN) (VAN LOON) SCHEPENS of London in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Martin VAN LOON (1977) and Tony SCHEPENS (2001.) Cherished mother of Carol (Bryan) LAVIS, the late Garry VAN LOON (2000) and his wife Jo, Maria BELL (Merv), Tony VAN LOON (Jane), Mary WILSON (Brent), Marty VAN LOON, Cathy WALSH (Dan), Mike VAN LOON (Mary Helen), Connie HAWKINS (Mike) and Diane SMITH (Mike). Loving step mother of Tony SCHEPENS (Diane), Frank SCHEPENS (Cathy,) Mary VAN GAAL, and Alex SCHEPENS (Donna) all of Manotick. Willie will also be missed by thirty six grandchildren, five step grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and one brother from Mississauga and three sisters and one brother in the Netherlands. Predeceased by three brothers. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday, April 23rd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X, 777 Valetta Street, on Monday, April 24th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Clinton Cemetery later in the afternoon. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Willie are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation-Cancer Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Email condolences can also be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-26 published
VAN ALTENA, Anna Maria (BREHM)
Peacefully at her residence on Monday, April 24, 2006, Anna Maria (BREHM) VAN ALTENA, of Clinton, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank VAN ALTENA (1996.) Dear father of Paul and Patricia VAN ALTENA of Angus, Maryke and Ken OSBORN of London and Frank VAN ALTENA and his partner Jenny of Lucknow. Loving grandmother of Dianna and John ROBINSON, Paula VAN ALTENA, William VAN ALTENA, Melissa and Kevin BOVIN and Ryan and Jennifer OSBORN. Also sadly missed by her great grandchildren Amber VAN ALTENA, Joanna VAN ALTENA, Billy BELL, Dustin BELL, Tyler BELL, Gage VAN ALTENA and Jordan VAN ALTENA, Marissa BOVIN, Brianna BOVIN and Ty BOVIN and Trista and Kyler OSBORN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Annie WEYERS, Carla and Jan GOEDHART, Max BREHM and Wil BREHM all of The Netherlands. Also survived by her niece and godchild Yolande GOEDHART as well as many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one great granddaughter Lindsay BARTON, two brothers Wim and Carl BREHM, one sister-in-law Truus BREHM and by one brother-in-law Henk WEYERS. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_Joseph's Catholic Church, Clinton on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday (please call funeral home for time). Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-27 published
VAN ALTENA, Anna Maria (BREHM)
Peacefully at her residence on Monday, April 24, 2006, Anna Maria (BREHM) VAN ALTENA, of Clinton, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank VAN ALTENA (1996.) Dear mother of Paul and Patricia VAN ALTENA of Angus, Maryke and Ken OSBORN of London and Frank VAN ALTENA and his partner Jenny of Lucknow. Loving grandmother of Dianna and John ROBINSON, Paula VAN ALTENA, William VAN ALTENA, Melissa and Kevin BOVIN and Ryan and Jennifer OSBORN. Also sadly missed by her great grandchildren Amber VAN ALTENA, Joanna VAN ALTENA, Billy BELL, Dustin BELL, Tyler BELL, Gage VAN ALTENA and Jordan VAN ALTENA, Marissa BOVIN, Brianna BOVIN and Ty BOVIN and Trista and Kyler OSBORN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Annie WEYERS, Carla and Jan GOEDHART, Max BREHM and Wil BREHM all of The Netherlands. Also survived by her niece and godchild Yolande GOEDHART as well as many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one great granddaughter Lindsay BARTON, two brothers Wim and Carl BREHM, one sister-in-law Truus BREHM and by one brother-in-law Henk WEYERS. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_Joseph's Catholic Church, Clinton on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday (please call funeral home for time). Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
PHALEN, Rose Marion (BECK)
At Marian Villa on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Rose Marion (BECK) PHALEN of London in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late John PHALEN. Sadly missed by many Friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Father John VAN DAMME officiating. Cremation and interment Saint Marys Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to London Regional Cancer Centre. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. Phalen.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
TODD, Richard A. " Dick"
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, Richard A. "Dick" TODD of London, in his 85th year. Beloved son of the late Allan and Daisy TODD. Dear brother of William M. TODD of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Peter E. TODD and his wife Jane of Hudson, Wisconsin. Also loved by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his 2 brothers Bruce and Douglas TODD. Dick was an avid gardener who enjoyed sitting on his upper terrace by the hour appreciating mother nature's gift. A valued long term employee of over fifty years of Henry Birks and Sons Jeweller in London. As assistant manager and head of the china department Dick enjoyed a very loyal customer following and his passion and extensive knowledge of antique porcelain, antique silver, and fine jewellery was recognized regionally. Special thanks to the Dialysis Unit at University Hospital for their compassion and care over many years. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m., with Reverend Jane VAN PATTER officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
REED, Richard William " Bill"
At University Hospital, London on Thursday, April 27, 2006. Richard William "Bill" REED of Goderich in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Rita F. (VOSKAMP) REED and the late Phyllis A. (HEALY) REED. Dear father of Veronica "Ronnie" KENEHAN of Stratford, Teresa "Terri" VAN REENEN and her husband Jason of Redford, Michigan and Sean VOSKAMP and his wife Rhonda of Kitchener. Dear brother of Alan REED and his wife Berverley of Wingham, Phyllis STALLARD and her husband David, Valerie COLLINS, Robert REED, Tim REED and his wife Alice and Clive REED and his wife Sandra all of London. Also loved by his grandchildren, Ashley, Gregory, Cassandra, Bryan, Tyler, Dylan and Connor, his 14 nieces and nephews and his 5 great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Wednesday, May 3rd at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Wayne BEAMER officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As a teacher for the Lambton-Kent School Board, Bill touched the lives of so many young people with is passion and dedication. Bill was a member of the Bright's Grove Optimists. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1. On line condolences at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
NAGELHOUT, Gerrit Jan
Of R.R.#1 Springfield, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2006, in his 61st year. Husband of Martha (WIJNNE) NAGELHOUT. Loving father of Andrea VAN DAM and Harry of Stratford, Andries NAGELHOUT and Vera of Springfield, Gerrit NAGELHOUT of Waterloo and Anne Marie NAGELHOUT of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Melissa, Roxanne, Ryan, Mark, Mike, Linda, Scott and Julie. Dear son of Driesje NAGELHOUT of the Netherlands. Also survived by 2 brothers, 1 sister and several nieces and nephews in the Netherlands. Predeceased by his father Diecemer NAGELHOUT and 2 brothers. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. for a Memorial visitation. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario Division) would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-02 published
BAXTER, Kay
At Kensington Village on Sunday April 30, 2006 -- Kay BAXTER of London passed peacefully in her 91st year with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Sam BAXTER (1994.) Dear mother of Judy and her husband Jack IRWIN of Simcoe, Ontario, Sandi and her husband Bob CRESS of Simcoe, Ontario, Joyce and her husband Gord GRAHAM of Calgary, Alberta, Jim and his wife Marlene BAXTER of Toronto, Ontario. Also survived by her brother Done WARREN and his wife Betty of Regina, Saskatchewan. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Robert Curtis CRESS of Phoenix, Arizona, David, Ken and Don IRWIN of Simcoe, Ontario, Allister and Cathy GRAHAM of Calgary, Alberta, Erin, Megan and Colin BAXTER of Toronto, Ontario and their families. Ever loved by her great-grandchildren Sarah and Reese. Auntie Kay will be missed by her nephews, nieces and cousins. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Doctor PAYNE and the staff at Kensington Village for their loving care. A Celebration of Kay's life will be held at The Church of St. Alban The Martyr, 1350 Huron Street, London on Wednesday May 3, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Canon Kim VAN ALLEN officiating. Interment of ashes to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association 442 Adelaide Street North, London N6B 3H8 or The War Amps 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9 would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-02 published
HEDDLE, Harold Stanley
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Monday, May 1, 2006, Harold Stanley HEDDLE of London in his 92nd year. Born, November 23, 1914 in Hamilton to the late Elizabeth WILLIAMSON (1922) and the late James HEDDLE (1967.) Beloved husband of the late Frebi (TANNER) HEDDLE (1993.) Sincerely missed by all his children, Elizabeth PALIWODA, John (Sole) HEDDLE, Norma (Leo) VAN LOON and Stanley (Clare) HEDDLE. Sadly missed by his 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by his oldest son Harold James HEDDLE (2004,) a grand_son and a great-granddaughter, his brother Raymond HEDDLE (2006,) son-in-law William PALIWODA (1988,) step-mother Mildred (SHEPPARD) HEDDLE (1975) and sister Elsie Jean HEDDLE (1922.) Fondly remembered by You Yuan QI (Jenni,) You An QI (Angi) in China and Helen (Corbett) HEDDLE. Also survived by his sisters Mary NOON, Dorothea (Don) MONTEITH, Ruth WILLIAMS, Eva (Fred) TRECARTIN and sister-in-law Alice HEDDLE. Harold fought valiantly during World War 2 with the Elgin Regiment and later the Sherbrooke Fusiliers, as a tank commander. He was seriously wounded at Clair Tizon, France on August 14, 1944, where he lost his left leg during an assault. Harold was active at St. Stephen's Memorial Anglican Church during the 50's and 60's and was a lifetime member of St. David's Lodge No. 302 A.F.& A.M. of Saint Thomas. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, May 4th at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. A Memorial Legion Service will be held in the chapel Wednesday evening at 7: 00 p.m. under the auspices of Duchess of Kent Branch No. 263 Royal Canadian Legion. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation (Parkwood Hospital Veteran's Care), 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca
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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-02 published
VAN ASSELDONK, Martin
Of Wallaceburg, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2006 at Riverview Gardens in Chatham at the age of 79 years. He was born in Gamert, Holland and was a son of the late Antonious and Johanne (VAN ALPHONE) VAN ASSELDONK. Beloved husband of Frances (VAN ARKEL) VAN ASSELDONK. Dear father and father-in-law of Tony and Joan VAN ASSELDONK of London, Maria and Rick KERR, Joanne and John DEBRUYN and Bernie and Harley TAILOR/TAYLOR all of Wallaceburg, Lawrence and Aline VAN ASSELDONK of Sarnia, Robert and Kelly VAN ASSELDONK of Alberta and Linda VAN ASSELDONK of Wallaceburg. Loving Opa of Brandon, Dean, Michael, Steven, Stacey, Annette, Anthony, Christopher, Megan, Luke, Kathrine and loving great Opa of Ashley and Adrianna. Kind brother of Nolda, Riek, Annie, Jan, Theo and Andrian all of Holland. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Annette, two sisters Mein and Toos and a brother Anton. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin St. in Wallaceburg, on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Help Church. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association or the Lung Association may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in the Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Martin VAN ASSELDONK.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-06 published
MUNROE, Donald Archie
Peacefully at his residence Forest on Friday May 5th, 2006 Donald Archie MUNROE at age 71. Loving husband of Margaret (UPFOLD) MUNROE. Dear father of Bill (Debbie) of London, John (Kelly) and Elizabeth (Rob) TURNBULL all of Forest. Dear grandfather of Christopher, Sierra, Madysen and Reegan MUNROE; Hunter, Abby and Emma MUNROE- TURNBULL. Survived by sister Shirley NUGNET of London. Predeceased by a sister Jean SCOTT of Ingersoll. Donald survived 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police retiring in 1993. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel Forest where funeral service will be held on Monday May 8th at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ena VAN ZOEREN officiating. Visitation Sunday 6-9 p.m.. Interment Beachwood Cemetery Forest. Donations to the charity of your choice appreciated by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
MUNROE, Donald Archie
Peacefully at his residence Forest on Friday May 5th, 2006 Donald Archie MUNROE at age 71. Loving husband of Margaret (UPFOLD) MUNROE. Dear father of Bill (Debbie) of London, John (Kelly) and Elizabeth (Rob) TURNBULL all of Forest. Dear grandfather of Christopher, Sierra, Madysen and Reegan MUNROE; Hunter, Abby and Emma MUNROE- TURNBULL. Survived by sister Shirley NUGENT of London. Predeceased by a sister Jean SCOTT of Ingersoll. Donald served 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police retiring in 1993. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel Forest where funeral service will be held on Monday May 8th at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ena VAN ZOEREN officiating. Visitation Sunday 6-9 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery Forest. Donations to the charity of your choice appreciated by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
KERNOHAN, Robert Reginald
Family and Friends celebrate the life of Robert Reginald KERNOHAN who passed away on Sunday, May 7th, 2006 in his 79th year. Bob will be missed by his wife of 53 years, Mary (POSTE) and his family Robert and Elizabeth SMITH, Stuart and Eileen, Colleen and Gary JARDINE, Eric, Elizabeth and Brian STEELE. Poppa Bob was a proud grandfather of Menzies and Byron JARDINE, Taylor, Rob and Lindsay KERNOHAN, Webster and Paisley STEELE. Predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Gertrude (BRYDGES) KERNOHAN and his siblings Harold and Beatrice. Remembered by his sister-in-law Annette and his Kernohan nephews, Stephen (Joan), Michael (Denise) and Paul (Laura). Bob will also be missed by the entire Poste family. Bob owned and operated Kernohan's Lumberteria Home Hardware on Wellington Street South in London. Bob will be best remembered for crafting wooden cottage chairs, making sand castles at the beach in Port Franks, his determination, his sense of humour and his love of ice cream cones. He was a long time member of Calvary United Church contributing as an Elder, Chair of the Nursery School and a Trustee. His other interests included Probus Club, Castle Club, Director of the Grove Cemetery Board and he accompanied Mary to world wide events with the Garden Club of London. Visitation will be at Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street, South London on Thursday, May 11th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. in the parlour. We will also celebrate Bob's successful life at Calvary United Church on Saturday May 13th. Visitation at 10: 00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Frank VAN VEEN officiating. Interment has taken place with a family service at Grove Cemetery, London. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate to the Calvary United Church, Memorial Fund, "To pave the road to Heaven" 290 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3Z1. A. Millard George Funeral Home (519-433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
VAN DYKEN, Dirk
Peacefully at Exeter Villa on Saturday, May 6, 2006, Dirk VAN DYKEN (formerly of Strathroy) in his 90th year went home to the Lord. Beloved husband of the late Janke VAN DYKEN (2000.) Dear father of Albert and Didi VAN DYKEN of R.R.#1, Dashwood and Peter and Alice VAN DYKEN of Cambridge. Cherished and loved grandfather of Derek and Paul VAN DYKEN, Patricia and Kevin McINTYRE, Kevin and Haley VAN DYKEN, Julie VAN DYKEN and Kenneth VAN DYKEN. Great-grandfather to Aisha and Kyra McINTYRE. Survived by his sister Luikina HOMAN of Holland. Predeceased by sisters Annie ANTINA and Seike AUKEMA and brother Auke VAN DYKEN of Holland. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday May 9 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral service will be held at the Providence United Reformed Church, 447 Second Street, Strathroy on Wednesday May 10 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harry ZEKVELD and Rev. Kevin VAN DYKEN officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Dirk.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-09 published
VEENSTRA, Joost
Peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on Monday, May 8, 2006, Joost VEENSTRA of R.R.#5, Clinton in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Hilda (DE BOER) VEENSTRA. Loving father of Greta and Aart DE VOS of R.R.#4, Wingham; Bonnie and Jack ROSS of R.R.#1, Bluevale Joe VEENSTRA and Debbie CAMPBELL of R.R.#4, Clinton; Arthur and May VEENSTRA of R.R.#4, Clinton and Wilma VEENSTRA of R.R.#5, Clinton. Loved and sadly missed by eight grandchildren Greg and Jade DE VOS, Allen DE VOS, Nicole and Chris CASEMORE, Angela and Scott McPHERSON, Austin, Lateesha, Dylan and Savannah VEENSTRA and by four great grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty and Jack LEYSTRA of Wyoming, Rinske and Jochum VAN DER MEULEN and Hans and Witske VEENSTRA all of The Netherlands. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Clinton Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Jack QUARTEL officiating. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital or to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-14 published
CHRISTIAN, Irene (née VAN SPYBROOKE)
Of Wallaceburg, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2006, at the age of 88 years. Irene was born in Ohio and was a daughter of the late Cyril and Zulma (JANSSENS) VAN SPYBROOKE. Beloved wife of the late Gaston "Tony" CHRISTIAN. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Verna CHRISTIAN of Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of Jodie CHRISTIAN of LaSalle, Greg and Lisa CHRISTIAN of Jeannettes Creek and Scott CHRISTIAN of Wallaceburg. Loving great-grandmother of Connor and Devin. Predeceased by her brother Ralph and her sisters Madeline, Margaret and Helen. Visitation will be held from the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, Wallaceburg, on Sunday, May 14, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Monday, May 15, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations to the Alzheimer Society may be left at the funeral home.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-17 published
VAN DIEPEN, Henricus Franciscus " Frans"
Of Helmond, the Netherlands, in his 89th year, died peacefully at home on May 16th, 2006. Husband of 64 years of Lena. Loving father of Gerry (Bev) of London and Johnny (Jeanne) of the Netherlands. Loving Opa of Rene, Daisy and Johnny of the Netherlands, Kathy (Ashley), Kristy (Dave) of London. Great Opa of Djim, Randy and Kelsey of the Netherlands and Abigail of London. Funeral arrangements in the Netherlands. Dad and Opa, you will be forever loved and remembered.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-18 published
KEMPTHORNE, Gerald Ross
Peacefully, in Napanee on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Gerald Ross KEMPTHORNE of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Doris (DAVIDSON) KEMPTHORNE and the late Eileen (Brady) KEMPTHORNE. Dear father of Patricia BOX (Hugh) of Napanee. Loving grandfather of Angela HICKS (James) and Heather BOX (Lee DILLON) all of Napanee, David BOX (Teresa) of Pickering and special great-grandfather of Maggie, Samantha and Emma. Best friend of Clara SABEAN of London and sadly missed by her children Stephen, Carrie, Carol, Cindy and their families. Dear brother of Mary VAN DALE of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Gerry will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A long time volunteer, Gerry received a Hutton House life membership in 1982, and award in 1996 for 15 years of service with the Canadian Cancer Society, and a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement from the Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex. Gerry was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Riverview and was elected a Mel Osborne Fellow in 1998. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on May 6th, 2006 in Napanee. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, May 20th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. with the Very Reverend Terry DANCE of Saint Paul's Cathedral officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London Ontario, N6C 2R6.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-19 published
VAN DER WIEL, William " Bill"
In Smithers, British Columbia on Saturday, May 13, 2006 William (Bill) VAN DER WIEL of Smithers, British Columbia in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Ann (DE GRAFF) VAN DER WIEL (1989.) Dear father and father-in-law of Henry and Elsie VAN DER WIEL, Morris and Sharon VAN DER WIEL, Alice and Joe HIDBER, Pauline and Bev HARRIS and Roderick and Brenda VAN DER WIEL all of British Columbia, Pam and Ron WALPER of Exeter, Carol VAN DER WIEL of British Columbia and Gayle VAN DER WIEL of Stratford. Dear grandfather of 27 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by sons Aart and Gerard, daughter Anne JORGENSON and her husband Kai. A memorial service will be held at Bethel Reformed Church, 200 Huron Street East, Exeter on Tuesday, May 23rd at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim PULLMAN officiating. Interment Hensall Union Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, Exeter (235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-20 published
ZUCCHET, Rudolph Zucchet " Rudy"
Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 15, 2006 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Anita ZUCCHET for 48 years. Loving father of Lorraine (Brian) VAN HETEREN, Raymond ZUCCHET and Patricia ZUCCHET. Cherished grandfather of Andrew and Ian. Dear brother of Dolores SMITH and Jimmy (Evelyn) ZUCCHET. Rudy will also be missed by nieces, nephews and good Friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-21 published
LIEBREGTS, Johanna " Annie" (née WESTELAKEN)
On Friday May 19, 2006 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Joseph LIEBREGTS (2001) and loving mother (Oma) of sons Harry and Wendy (Erin and Jason TEIXEIRA, Travis); Joe and Mary Catherine (Eric, Adele, Sylvana) Pat and Diane (Patrick, Christopher and Danielle); Paul and Naomi (Justin); Mike and Judy (Cory); Randy and Cathy (Tovah, Jon.) Dear sister of Lucy (Louis) VAN BOXMEER of London, John and Paul (Betty) WESTELAKEN of Saint Thomas, Herman (Emmy) of Uxbridge, Edward (Ann) of Blenheim and the late Ben and Mary WESTELAKEN of Orillia and the late Arnold (late Francis WESTELAKEN.) Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ann was born in Holland on February 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Christian and Lucy WESTELAKEN. She came to Canada in 1948. She was an R.N.A. and retired from the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. Ann was a member of Saint Anne's Church and formerly of Holy Angels' Church, where she sang in the Traditional Choir and the Funeral Choir. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Holy Angels' Church Restoration Fund.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
TRAN, Quay Van
At his residence on Sunday May 21, 2006, Quay VAN TRAN of London in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Phan Thi Huynh, dear father of Le TRAN of London, Tien TRAN and her husband Luat Nguyen of Cambridge, Cuc TRAN of London, Yen TRAN and her husband Hien DANG of London and VAN TRAN and her husband Nghia LE of Cambridge. Loved by 7 grandchildren, Janet, Jenny, Lisa, Judy, Lina, Nick and Lucy. No funeral home visitation. Cremation. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street in charge of arrangements. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mr. Tran.
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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-23 published
LYEN, Louisa (née MARIEN)
At the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital after a short illness on Sunday, May 21, 2006 Louisa (MARIEN) LYEN of Tillsonburg in her 95th year. She resided in Tillsonburg for the past 30 years. A member of Saint Mary's R.C. Church Tillsonburg and C.W.L. Dear daughter of the late Louis MARIEN and late former Maria DE GROOF. Predeceased by her husband Jozef L. LYEN (January 26, 1995.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Maria MERTENS, R.R.#2 Ruthven and late Ludo MERTENS (December 1, 2004,) Simonne and Joe DOCKX, R.R.#1 Clear Creek, by her late son Walter Emiel LYEN (April 20, 2006.) Proud grandmother to David and Teresa DOCKX, Bernice and Chris VAN OOTEGHEM. By 4 great-grandchildren Alexandra, Lauren, Jaime, Jeremy. Predeceased by 1 sister, 4 brothers all in Belgium. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg until Thursday morning May 25, 2006 thence to Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg for Mass of Christian Burial at 10: 00 a.m. by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Interment, Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque only) to Saint Mary's Church or Tillsonburg Woodingford Lodge or choice. Visitation on Wednesday 2-4: 30 and 7-9 p.m. C.W.L. Prayers Wednesday 4: 00 p.m. Parish prayers Wednesday 7: 00 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-23 published
RICE, Dorothy (formerly McDONALD, née MOSES)
Peacefully, at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Saturday, May 20, 2006 Dorothy RICE, (McDONALD) (née MOSES) of Wyoming in her 90th year. Loving wife of the late Murray McDONALD (1965.) Dorothy was born and raised in Mitchell, Ontario, the youngest child of the late Frederick and Lexina MOSES. She was also predeceased by a brother, Clarke MOSES (his wife Ina of Collingwood) and a sister Evelyn and Jack SMITH. She is the loved mother of Dennis and Cheryl McDONALD of Brigden, and Ruth and Fred HARRIS of Camlachie. Much loved Nana of Darryl and Shelley McDONALD of Toronto, Michelle and Zack YOUNG of Port Sanilac, Michigan, Todd and Sherone HARRIS of Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia, and Tim and Summer HARRIS of Innisfil. Special great-grandmother of Andrew and Sean McDONALD and Kiarra HARRIS. Dorothy was a Wyoming resident for over 50 years, active in St. Andrew's Church W.A., the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #388 Ladies Auxiliary (Certificate of Merit recipient), and a charter member of the Wyoming Lioness Club (Helen Keller Friendship Award recipient). Visitors will be received on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Ena VAN ZOEREN of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Rev. Ernest HERRON officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-24 published
LYEN, Louisa (MARIEN)
At the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital after a short illness on Sunday, May 21, 2006 Louisa (MARIEN) LYEN of Tillsonburg in her 95th year. She resided in Tillsonburg for the past 30 years. A member of Saint Mary's R.C. Church Tillsonburg and C.W.L. Dear daughter of the late Louis MARIEN and late former Maria DE GROOF. Predeceased by her husband Jozef L. LYEN (January 26, 1995.) Dear mother and mother-in-law of Maria MERTENS, R.R.#2 Ruthven and late Ludo MERTENS (December 1, 2004,) Simonne and Joe DOCKX, R.R.#1 Clear Creek, by her late son Walter Emiel LYEN (April 20, 2006.) Proud grandmother to David and Teresa DOCKX, Bernice and Chris VAN OOTEGHEM. By 4 great-grandchildren Alexandra, Lauren, Jaime, Jeremy. Predeceased by 1 sister, 4 brothers all in Belgium. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg until Thursday morning May 25, 2006 thence to Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg for Mass of Christian Burial at 10: 00 a.m. by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Interment, Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque only) to Saint Mary's Church or Tillsonburg Woodingford Lodge or choice. Visitation on Wednesday 2-4: 30 and 7-9 p.m. C.W.L. Prayers Wednesday 4: 00 p.m. Parish prayers Wednesday 7: 00 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-25 published
VAN ECK, Joan Carolyn (née FISHER)
At London Health Sciences Centre -- University Hospital, on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006, Mrs. Joan Carolyn (FISHER) VAN ECK of London in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Antony (Tony) VAN ECK of London. Dear Stepmother of Len and Kelly VAN ECK of London, Perry and Kim VAN ECK of London and Tony and Joanne VAN ECK of Thamesford. Also survived by 7 grandchildren. Joan is survived by her mother Elizabeth Suplee FISHER of Lessburg, Florida. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 27th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joan are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-30 published
ROBERTSON, George Williams
Unexpectedly, on Saturday, May 27th, 2006, George Williams ROBERTSON of London in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Mag SCHMIDT. Loving father of Kelly VAN DRUNEN (Mike) of Michigan, Julie SHUSTER of Toronto, and Darlene BARWISE of Point Edward. Proud Papa of Garret, Kurtis, Alicia, Dustin and Natasha. Brother of Christine NEALLY of Scotland and brother-in-law of Dawn WALLACE and Janet HINES (Dave,) all of London. Predeceased by sisters Jessie WALLACE (Jack) and Ruby JACK and by brothers Robert ROBERTSON and Alec ROBERTSON. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 from 4: 00-7:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. A true athlete in life and a fantastic man, who touched all who knew him.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
DONKERS, Gerald Lambert
Unexpectedly, on Monday, May 29th, 2006, at London Health Sciences Centre- Westminster Campus. Gerald Lambert DONKERS in his 55th year. Gerald is survived by brothers and sisters Bill (Ann) DONKERS, Martina DONKERS, John DONKERS, Peter (Josina) DONKERS, Betty (Harry) MEZENBERG, Mary (Bill) MEUWISSEN, Margaret (Michael) STENGER, Josie (Lyle) STEVEN and Joanne (Louie, 2005) VAN HOOYDONK. Predeceased by parents Lambert and Elizabeth DONKERS and special Uncle George VAN ENCKEVORT. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 1st at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Watford, with Fr. R. SALDANHA Celebrant. Cremation with Interment to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Children Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
MURRAY, Elizabeth Veronica "Vera Duffy" (née DUFFY)
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, born in McKillop Township, April 7, 1920, passed away suddenly at Seaforth Community Hospital on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in her 87th year -- bringing an end to a long and inspiring life. Elizabeth Veronica (Vera Duffy) MURRAY of Seaforth and formerly of McKillop Township, beloved wife of the late Raymond MURRAY (2003.) Cherished mother of seven, Bill and Martha MURRAY of R.R.#5, Seaforth, Elaine and Gerry VAN DEN HENGEL, of Seaforth, Mary Lou and Pat JORDAN of Stratford, Joe and Wendy MURRAY of Whitby, Patricia and Frank CROWLEY of R.R.#5, Seaforth, Doug and Darcy MURRAY of Japan and Jean and Brian HARRIS of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Esther RAU, Exeter, Rita MANLEY, Stratford, Bob (Ruth) DUFFY, R.R.#1, Dublin, Eldon O'BRIEN, Goderich, Tom (Maddie) MURRAY, Vincent MURRAY and Grace MURRAY, all of Seaforth. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Loretta (O'REILLY) DUFFY, a brother Lou DUFFY, a sister Mary O'BRIEN and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Alvin RAU, Mervyn MANLEY, Mary (Zack) RYAN, Frank (Marion) MURRAY, Dominic MURRAY, Dorothy MURRAY, Christine MURRAY and Hazel MURRAY. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Friday from 3: 30-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Saint_James Roman Ctholic Church, Seaforth on Saturday, June 3 at 11: 00 a.m. Fr. Chris GILLESPIE will officiate. Parish prayers will be held on Friday at 3: 45 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment St. Columban Cemetery. Memorial donations to Seaforth Community Hospital or Right to Life appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
WHITING, Derik
In Loving Memory of Derik WHITING, age 24, of Grand Bend, who suddenly left us, Monday, May 29, 2006. Loving son to Wendy and Ben SITEK of Petrolia, Larry and Marlena WHITING of Grand Bend. Outstanding brother to Cory SITEK and Bobi-Jo (WHITING) VAN MEENEN and her late husband Chad VAN MEENEN. Special friend to Amy JEFFREY. Predeceased by grandfather Stanley WHITING. Precious grand_son to Ev and John McALLISTER, Harvey and Esther HILLMAN, Jack KOPSTEIN, Ed and Tillie SITEK and Louise DIFEDE and her late husband Gilbert. He will always be the best uncle to Zack and Ryder. Awesome nephew to Mel and Nancy, Ruth and Paul, Barb and Lorne, Linda and Dennis, Faye and Dwight, Neil and Susan, Dale and Bonnie, Anthony, Debbie and Mark, Lynda and Randy, Ben and Elly, Alice and Ron and Rich. Missed by all his loving cousins and many Friends. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday commencing at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.; where the funeral service will be held Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Grand Bend Baseball Project, Bluewater Health, C.E.E. site, Petrolia or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-01 published
CASEY, Johanna Elizabeth "Liz" (née VAN DER VEEN)
Peacefully at home with her family at her side on May 30, 2006, Johanna Elizabeth (Liz) Casey (née VAN DER VEEN) of Ipperwash passed away in her 82nd year. Dearest wife and best friend of Graham CASEY. Loving mother of Linda HODGSON/ IRONSIDE, Sandra HODGSON, Douglas HODGSON all of London, Paul and Susan CASEY of Ipperwash, and Allison and Sam SWAIN of Birmingham, England. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Amy, Angie, Lee, Adam and Amanda, and great grandmother of Daniel, Dylan, Emily and Ashlyn. Will also be sadly missed by nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Jan STOFFER of Holland, and sister-in-law Audrey THOROVAL of Collingwood. Predeceased by her parents Hendrick and Hendricka VAN DER VEEN (née BELTMAN,) and sister Mary STOFFER of Holland. Our heartfelt thanks to all the Personal Support Workers and nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses services for their tender care. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Thedford on June 14, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Christine O'REILLY officiating. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses greatly acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-01 published
VAN DER MOLEN, Mary Jane (WHITE/WHYTE)
Of R.R.#4 Clinton at Seaforth Community Hospital on Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 in her 70th year. Mary Jane WHITE/WHYTE beloved wife of the late Frank VAN DER MOLEN. Loved mother of Paul and Elaine, R.R.#2 Seaforth, Mark of Pakistan, and Margaret and Craig ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Nova Scotia. Much loved grandmother of four grandchildren. Mary is the loved sister of Nick and Joan WHITE/WHYTE, Bill and Regina WHITE/WHYTE, all of Hullett Township, John and Laura WHITE/WHYTE, Lindsay and Margie WHITE/WHYTE of Guelph. Predeceased by her parents Wilfrid (Nick and Margaret McMILLAN) WHITE/WHYTE and one brother Thomas. There will be no funeral home visitation. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at Londesborough United Church, Londesborough on Monday, June 5th at 2: 00 p.m. A private family service for the burial of ashes will be at Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Seaforth and Area Food Bank, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, Seaforth 519-527-1390. Condolences on line at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-03 published
VANTOL, Peter " Petrus"
Of Saint Thomas, Ontario passed away in his home on May 29, 2006 in his 72nd year. Loving husband of Sheila GREGORY- VANTOL of Saint Thomas. Peter was born in Hofddaorp, Holland, son of the late Theodorus VAN TOL and Cornelia (née POUW) VAN TOL. Peter immigrated to Canada in 1960 and became a Canadian Citizen in 1965. Loving helpful step-father of Harold GREGORY (Carol,) Pauline NICHOLLS- TRISKA (Chris), Cathy LIRETTE (Dave), Michael GREGORY (Janice,) Darren (Woody,) Gregory (Krystle,) Tara REGO (Dave.) Proud Poppa of Nathan, Chrissy-Lynn, Christopher, Corey, Stevie-Lynn, Jessica, Shawn, James, Shawna, Lina, David and Dylan. Dear brother of Gys of British Columbia, Canada; Han, Leo, Cilia, Bep, Wil, An, Cor, Fraak and predeceased by brothers Ben, Theo, and sister Thea, all of the Netherlands. Dear brother-in-law of Dianne, Wendy (Daryl), Becky (Brad), all of British Columbia, Brenda of Sarnia, John (Wendy) of Watford, Stan (Ann) of Australia predeceased by brother-in-law Jim (James) CLEMENTS, and special friend of Wanda CLEMENTS. At Peter's request, a private family service with cremation and interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens has been held. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 519-452-3770. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-04 published
SMITH, Violet " Peggy"
Peacefully, on Friday, June 2, 2006 at Victoria Hospital, Violet "Peggy" SMITH passed away in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Cliff for 44 years. Loving mother of David and his wife Renee VAN DEN KERKHOF and Sandy and her husband Chris SOMR. Cherished nanny of Caitlin and Dylan, predeceased by Teagen. Survived by sister Veronica HUNT and brother Len WAUGH. Cremation has taken place. Graveside Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2001 Dundas Street East on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 3 p.m. In memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
MIFSUD, Antonia " Nina" (née STRAFRACE)
Peacefully at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home on June 2, 2006, Antonia (Nina) MIFSUD (née STRAFRACE) in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Anthony MIFSUD. Loving mother of Frank MIFSUD (Marlene,) Joyce D'AGOSTINO (Maurice), Lily DEFELICE (Tony), Vincent MIFSUD, David MIFSUD (Alicia) and Stephen MIFSUD. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jacqueline WILSON (Vince), Frank J. MIFSUD (Tam), Paul MIFSUD (Jennifer,) Ruth LAIRD (Rod SHORE,) Susan VAN DYKE (Troy,) Denise D'AGOSTINO, Kimberly BUGEJA- SCHNEIDER (Steve,) Jason DEFELICE (Anna), Natalie LINGIER (Jeff), Noël MIFSUD, step grandchildren Danny ELLINGHAM (Connie) and David ELLINGHAM (Toni) as well as niece Josephine GILLAN (Mike,) 16 great-grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren. Survived by brother Joe STRAFRACE (Francis) of Malta, sister Mary PAMPANELLA of Australia and sister-in-law Josephine STRAFRACE of Australia. Predeceased by her parents Francis and Josephine STRAFRACE, daughter Margaret MIFSUD, brothers Croce STRAFRACE, Domenic STRAFRACE, John STRAFRACE and Vincent STRAFRACE, daughter-in-law Doris MIFSUD and grand_son-in-law Bill LAIRD. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers to be held at 7: 30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be conducted at Saint Mary's Church (345 Lyle Avenue) on Wednesday, June 7th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Peter's Cemetery. In memory of Nina contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
VAN BEEST, Rudy Alfons
Peacefully, at his home in Port Glasgow on Monday, June 5th, 2006. Rudy Alfons VAN BEEST in his 58th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Thereza (FRANKENA.) Dear father and friend of Bridget CAIRNS of Rodney, Christopher VAN BEEST and his wife Cindy of London and Mike Henry VAN BEEST of London. Rudy will be sadly missed by his 8 grandchildren and his many Friends. Survived by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor R. KARN officiating. Interment of ashes at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to Personal Ponies Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519-785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
CAZA, Jules
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, June 11, 2006. Jules CAZA, 72 years of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (née SAINT_DENIS) (1991.) Dear father of Annette and Jim MINER of Bright's Grove, Jo-Ann and Bob ACS of Manitoulin Island, Jean-Paul and Jacqueline CAZA of Chatham and the late Leo CAZA (1966.) Loving grandfather of Tina and Ian HUNTER, Chris and Rhonda HOLBROOK, James and Cassie ACS, Rob ACS, Jessica CAZA and Tom OSBORNE, Jodie, Joshua and Joselynn CAZA and the late Lori-Ann HOLBROOK and Aaron ACS. Dear great-grandfather of Shale and Jessie SALISBURY, Michael HUNTER, Amber HOLBROOK, Brandon VAN BOVIN and Aiden OSBORNE. Dear brother of Gertrude CONLEY, Luke, Archie, Remi and Edna CAZA and the late Julie COOMBS and Gilberta BEDARD. Visitors will be received at the New Life Assembly Church, Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia, on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. The service to celebrate the life of Jules CAZA will follow at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Terry BURNS officiating. Private interment of cremated remains to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-14 published
CAMERON, Carla Danielle (née MILLS) N.D.
Tragically, as a result of a horse riding accident in Zürich, Switzerland on Friday, June 9, 2006 in her 31st year. Beloved wife of Blair CAMERON. Cherished and only daughter of Jane and Randy MILLS. Dearly loved sister of Kevin and his wife, Alison. Treasured granddaughter of Kay BEGG. Beloved daughter-in-law of Cathy and Fred CAMERON. Loved and missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and her innumerable Friends. Carla was an honours graduate of Mountsfield Public School, South Secondary School, Queens University (Honours Science) and the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine. Carla and Blair (the love of her life) were in the midst of a grand adventure in their lives in Switzerland when tragedy struck. Carla was the best wife, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law granddaughter and friend that anyone could ever hope for. Carla was loved by everyone who knew her. Visitation will be held at Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street, South, London on Friday, June 16, 2006 from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and from 7: 00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 17, 2006 from 10: 00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 17, 2006 at Calvary United Church with the Reverend Frank VAN VEEN officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Carla Danielle (Mills) Cameron Memorial Bursary Fund at South Secondary School, 59 Wimbledon Court, London, Ontario N6C 5C9, or to the Calvary United Church (Memorial Fund), 290 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3Z1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 433-5184 I'm home, I'm free, I'm in heaven Don't worry about me, I'm all right I'm home, I'm free, I'm in heaven I'm God's newest angel tonight.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-16 published
VAN DIEPEN, Alice (POMEROY)
"May she dance by the light of the moon, the moon, may she dance by the light of the moon."
As we sang her sweet dreams and said our goodbyes, Alice VAN DIEPEN (POMEROY) left us to dance with the stars on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 in her 93rd year. A truly remarkable woman, Alice, forever known as Pommey, lived an incredible life. The saddened hearts of her daughters Kristin (Gordon) JOHNSON and Linda (Don) JONES and son Rudi VAN DIEPEN, will be lightened with all of the memories of her wonderful years. Pommey's 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren were blessed to know such an amazing lady and value every wise word and treasured memory she ever shared. Always quick with her wonderful smile and wit, generous with her hugs and kisses, she was the definition of love, strength and courage. As a graduate of the Victoria School of Nursing (1936), she nurtured and nursed all those around her, including her husband Glenn (1989) and her daughter Mary (1986). As we wrap ourselves in the homemade afghans, don our wool mitts and hats, and snuggle with the knit toys, all of those close to her will know her loving embrace will be with us forever. Her unequivocal love and understanding, her ability to see the good in everyone, and her open-mindedness to accept all for who they are, have become lessons in life to be carried on by those of us that loved her. The staff at London Health Sciences Centre provided wonderful care and we offer a special thank you to Doctor Dorli HERMAN and Dr. Bill McCAULEY for their help and comfort in Alice's last days. Please join us to celebrate the life of this wonderful woman who we call Mom, Grandma, Pommey and Friend on Monday, June 19th at 4: 00 p.m. at The Windermere Manor (200 Collip Circle). Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home).

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
CAMERON, Carla Danielle (née MILLS) N.D.
Tragically, as a result of a horse riding accident in Zürich, Switzerland on Friday, June 9, 2006 in her 31st year. Beloved wife of Blair CAMERON. Cherished and only daughter of Jane and Randy MILLS. Dearly loved sister of Kevin and his wife, Alison. Treasured granddaughter of Kay BEGG. Beloved daughter-in-law of Cathy and Fred CAMERON. Loved and missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and her innumerable Friends. Carla was an honours graduate of Mountsfield Public School, South Secondary School, Queens University (Honours Science) and the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine. Carla and Blair (the love of her life) were in the midst of a grand adventure in their lives in Switzerland when tragedy struck. Carla was the best wife, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law granddaughter and friend that anyone could ever hope for. Carla was loved by everyone who knew her. Visitation will be held at Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street, South, London on Friday, June 16, 2006 from 2: 00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and from 7: 00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 17, 2006 from 10: 00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 17, 2006 at Calvary United Church with the Reverend Frank VAN VEEN officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Carla Danielle (Mills) Cameron Memorial Bursary Fund at South Secondary School, 59 Wimbledon Court, London, Ontario N6C 5C9, or to the Calvary United Church (Memorial Fund), 290 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3Z1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 433-5184
I'm home, I'm free, I'm in heaven Don't worry about me, I'm all right I'm home, I'm free, I'm in heaven I'm God's newest angel tonight.

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VAN BRAKEL, Mienke VAN BRAKEL (née KLUWER)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre, Mienke VAN BRAKEL (née KLUWER) of Dorchester in her 57th year. Beloved wife of Henk. Loving mother of Gwen SUMMER (husband Horst) of Georgetown, formerly of London; and Rodney at home. Much loved Oma to Emily and Alyson. Sadly missed by her parents Henriette and Æbele KLUWER of St. Catharines. Dear sister of Evert KLUWER (wife Barbara) of Mount Brydges, Margaret DAHMER of Ridgeway and Dorothy OLSTHOORN (husband Neal) of St. Catharines. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Dorchester United Church, 4100 Catherine Street, Dorchester on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Art CHOLMONDELAY officiating. In her memory a tree will be planted at the daughter's residence and her so cherished Summer Cottage: called "Mienke's Meadow". Memorial donations to a charity of your choice are gratefully acknowledged.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-30 published
JONES, Alice (GOUGH)
Peacefully at Memorial Hospital, Saint Marys on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Alice (GOUGH) JONES of R.R.#3 Thorndale in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Ron and dear mother of Wayne and Cindi (Saint Marys) and Keith, Pat and Laurie (Thorndale). Dearly loved by 2 grand_sons Jeff (Kim) and Greg. Also sadly missed by 3 sisters Georgina, Joy and Myrla and 4 brothers Walter, Morley, Doug and Blake. Predeceased by 2 brothers Del and Arg and 1 sister Rose Marie. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street Thamesford, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. Reverend Jane VAN PATTER officiating. Interment Zion 7th line Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-03 published
HOEKSTRA, Henk
"Yet I a.m. always with you; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, And afterward You will take me into glory". Psalm 73: 23 and 24
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Saturday, July 1, 2006. Henk HOEKSTRA, 69 years, of Wyoming. Beloved husband of Joanne (née BRAAKSMA.) Dear father of John and Marlene HOEKSTRA of Wyoming, Pete and Joanne HOEKSTRA of Sarnia, Connie and Harry WILPSTRA of Wyoming, Rob HOEKSTRA and Laurie FLOWERS of Sarnia and Jeff and Kasi HOEKSTRA of Port Huron. Loving grandfather of the late Nicholas Hendrik HOEKSTRA (1985,) Russ, Candace and Mitch HOEKSTRA, Brandon, Leah and Kendra WILPSTRA, Cody and Baileigh HOEKSTRA and Dakota HUGHES and Nathan and Landon HOEKSTRA. Dear brother of Alie and the late Nico VAN OOSTRUM, Jan HOEKSTRA, Zwannie and Siep KONING and Guitsen and Wil HOEKSTRA all of the Netherlands. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming. The funeral service will be held at the Wyoming Christian Reformed Church, on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m., with Pastor Paul DROOGERS officiating. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to John Knox Christian School or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
HANSEN- LEESON, Rita W. (née HANSEN)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, July 8th, 2006. Rita W. HANSEN- LEESON of Saint Thomas in her 74th year. Beloved friend and companion of Donald LEESON and dearly loved mother of Lisa and her husband John VAN BEERS, Dutton; Candy and her husband Dan COLLINS, Saint Thomas; and Cory and his wife Mary Alice SULLIVAN, Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Barb TRAXLER, Blenheim Ron HANSEN, Dutton; Gord HANSEN, Mary LUNN, Saint Thomas; Alice HANSEN; Gloria McDONALD, Dutton; Gary HANSEN, Ingersoll and Terry HANSEN, London. Predeceased by a brother Niels HANSEN and a grand_son Tory. Loved grandmother of Justin, Nikita, Tia and Joshua VAN BEERS; Cory Jr, Caroline and Jessica SULLIVAN and Miracle COLLINS. Rita is also lovingly remembered by mother-in-law Terry LEESON and sisters and brothers-in-law Robert and Gary KNOTT and Rick and Cathy LEESON and a number of nieces and nephews. Rita was born June 29th, 1933 in Rodney to Theresa and Magnus HANSEN. Cremation has taken place in London and a Private family service will be held at a later date. There will be no public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
WIENDELS, Ray Gerardus
Peacefully at his home in Strathroy, surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 7th, 2006, in his 78th year. Ray Gerardus WIENDELS, beloved husband for 49 years of Hendrika (Mary) (VAN DEN HOVEN) WIENDELS. Loving father and grandfather of Betty and Tanya WIENDELS, Nick and Colleen, Julia, Laura and Lisa WIENDELS, Tilly and Bill, Yvonne, Joyce, Gregory and Jacklyn SCHEURMAN, George and Rianne, Erika, Monique, Marc WIENDELS, Maria and Lane, Ben and Jonathan and Daniel LEMON, John, Christie and Samantha WIENDELS, and Pauline and Jo, Riley, Kolton and Evan SLEGERS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Hank (2002) and Truus WIENDELS, Annie and Hein (2005) HENDRIKSEN, Mies VAN LANGEN, Gerrit and Alie WIENDELS, Mary WIENDELS, Jo and Mini WIENDELS; all from the Netherlands. Dear brother-in-law of John and Anne VAN DEN HOVEN of Sarnia, Gerda and Frans (1995) WEISSCHER of the Netherlands, Martha and Frank (2005) FRACALANZA of Sarnia, Adrian and Monica VAN DEN HOVEN of Kingsville, Mary and John VAN VEEN of Woodstock, Theresa and Herman NAUS of Strathroy, and Nelly and Bud HYDE of Sarnia. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros Funeral Home in Strathroy on Monday, July 10th, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 6: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be conducted on Tuesday, July 11th, at All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Strathroy at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Father John SHARP Celebrant. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider "The Strathroy and District Right to Life"; and "The All Saints Parish Building Fund". A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ray.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
VAN DER LAAN, Nicole Melchiora Maria
Passed away peacefully with family at her side on July 7, 2006 at University Hospital, London, after a courageous, lifelong cardiac battle. She is survived by her parents Melchior and Ruthanne her brothers John, Marc and Matthew; sisters-in-law Jodi, Laurie and Samantha; nieces Jaime, Sarah, Jessica and Hailey; nephews Nicholas, Jacob, Noah, Joshua and Luke. She will be greatly missed and remembered by all those whose lives she touched and influenced during her time here with us. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Monday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass in celebration of Nicole's life will be held in Saint Mary's Church, 314 Lyle St. at York on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 5th Floor Cardiac Unit of University Hospital to honour Nicole's memory would be appreciated. Prayers Monday at 8: 15 p.m. Private interment.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
ZSOLDOS, Andy
Peacefully, on Friday, July 14th, 2006 at Bobier Villa, Dutton. Andy ZSOLDOS of Dutton and formerly of R.R.#2 Rodney in his 92nd year. Along with his wife Theresa who passed away in 2001, Andy was a longtime tobacco farmer in West Elgin. Loving father of Elinor JACOB and her husband Adrian of Windsor, Joe of London, daughter-in-law Carol of North Carolina, son-in-law Jean Claude NENEZ of Petrolia, John and his wife Gloria of Rodney, Gerard and his wife Diane, Richard, and Rosemary VAN HEE and her husband Ron all of London. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Andrea, Dwayne, Kevin, Jason, Aaron, Tania, Denise, Lisa, Mark, C.J., and Katie and his great grandchildren Cody, Alexis, Amber, Alaxis and Brayden. Survived by sisters-in-law Julie ERDMAN and her husband Mike and Eva FOLDY all of Windsor. Also survived by several relatives in Romania. Predeceased by his son Tony (2006) and his daughter Maria NENEZ (2001.) Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 11 a.m. at Saint Mary's church, West Lorne. Father CAPITANO celebrant. Interment Saint Mary's cemetery. Parish prayers will be offered on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to Bobier Villa, Dutton would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
ZSOLDOS, Tony
Tony ZSOLDOS 58, of North Carolina and formerly of Rodney died Wednesday, July 12, 2006. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2006 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. He is survived by his wife, Carol of Fuquay-Varina sons, Kevin and Aaron, both of London, Ontario, Canada; brothers, Joe, Gerard and Rick, all of London, Ontario, John of Rodney, Ontario; sisters, Rosemary VAN HEE of London, Ontario, Elinor JACOB of Windsor, Ontario; aunt, Eva FOLDY of Windsor, Ontario uncle and aunt, Michael and Julia ERDMANN of Windsor, Ontario. Tony's father, Andy, passed away on Friday, July 14th, 2006. Also predeceased by his mother, Theresa ZSOLDOS and sister, Maria NENEZ. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home. North Carolina.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-16 published
ORRIS, Marjorie (née STOVER)
Formerly of Valleyview Home, on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Lorne ORRIS (1985.) Dearly loved mother of George and his wife Carol ORRIS of London, Lorna Ruth and her husband Gary VAN KOOTEN of Ingersoll, Lucille and her husband Garnet GUTZ of Eganville, Ontario, Louise DUNCAN and her friend Mike TEMPLE of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Kristine, Jason, Melissa, Daniel, Jamie, Craig, Tawnia, Marnie and Geoffrey and great grandma of Lorisa, Zoey, Ethan, Cole, Alex, Chloe and Maximus. Lovingly remembered by brother Howard STOVER, predeceased by brothers Stanley, Harold, Ralph and Donald and by sister-in-law Irene ORRIS. Also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Marjorie was born in Lyons, Ontario on August 29, 1922 the daughter of the late Frank and Flossie (CLUNAS) STOVER and lived most of her life in Kingsmill and Mapleton district. She was a life member and the Past Matron of Carnation Chapter O.E.S. Springfield and Nilestown, Life member of Monta Rebekah Lodge, Belmont and New Sarum Ladies Aid, Postmistress of the Kingsmill Post Office for nearly 20 years and was an adherent of New Sarum Baptist Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Mapleton Cemetery. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Gideon Bible Society in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Service will be conducted by Officers and Members of Nilestown Chapter O.E.S. on Monday evening at 6: 00 p.m. and a Rebekah service will be held by Members of the Belmont Rebekahs on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-16 published
UBERIG, Douglas
At his residence on Friday, July 14th, 2006 Douglas UBERIG of London in his 68th year after a long and courageous struggle is finally home with his Lord. Beloved husband of Marilyn (DOCKEN) UBERIG. Dear father of Tracy WELLES and her husband Rod of Guelph Christa VAN GAALEN and her partner Jim and Jason UBERIG and his wife Tasha all of London. Dear brother of Raymond UBERIG and his wife Lorraine of Kitchener and brother-in-law of Ab ALLEN of Peterborough and Derwyn and Jean DOCKEN of Kincardine. Predeceased by his sister Betty ALLEN. Loving grandfather of Jordan, Aleisha, Christopher and Tex WELLES, Jaimi, Kyle and Tyler VAN GAALEN, Alana and Carly UBERIG. Doug will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received by the family for 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Byron Community Church, 336 Glenrose Drive, London on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Derwyn DOCKEN officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, London Chapter, P.O. Box 22027 London, Ontario, N6C 5Y3 or the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, Ontario, N5W 3Z6. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-17 published
HAKKENBERG, Tyssyna " Tina" Antonia
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Saturday July 15, 2006, Tyssyna (Tina) Antonia HAKKENBERG formerly of Norwich in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Ben HAKKENBERG. Loving mother of Trudy and Carl VAN BRUGGE of Burgessville, John and Barb of Salford, Peter and Kim of Albania, Gina and Wim LIGTENBERG of Lisse, Holland, Wilma and Dick VAN'T FOORT of Norwich, Tineke and Kees BAAIJ of Lisse, Holland, Jane and Gary RYKSEN of Norwich, Anna-Marie and Bill VAN WINGERDEN of Sunnyside, Washington. She will be missed by her 44 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Sister of Willy and Arie ADVOKAAT, sister-in-law of Fake KOENS, all of Holland. Predeceased by a granddaughter Lygina GEERTRUIDA (1991,) brother Arie and sister-in-law Annie MIDDELKOOP, and a sister Corrie KOENS. 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 will be held at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Norwich on Wednesday July 19th at 2 p.m. D.V. Rev. J. SPAANS officiating. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-17 published
VAN SICKLE, Mary " Gladys"
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved "Nanny", Mary Gladys on Sunday, July 16th, 2006. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Maurice (Moe) in 1991, with whom she shared over 50 years of marriage. Loving and devoted mother of Terry and his wife Nancy VAN SICKLE. Dearest Nanny of Chris and his wife Lisa VAN SICKLE, and Sherri and her husband Rick BREATON. Eternally proud great grandmother of Jenna and Jacy BRYDGES and Taylor VAN SICKLE. Beloved sister to Rita HOWE (London.) Predeceased by her brothers Arthur and Cyril PAQUETTE. Gladys was a beautiful soul who was loved greatly by all who knew her. Her captivating smile and infectious laugh will be remembered by all. She enjoyed playng cards with her Friends, meeting the "gang" at Harvey's for breakfast and shopping, lots of shopping! Her greatest enjoyment in her life was truly her family, who will miss her immensely. Visiting at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home 1700 Tecumseh Road east on Tuesday July 18, 2006 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services on Wednesday July 19, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery London, Ontario. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. The family wishes to thank the staff at Banwell Gardens for their exceptional care and Friendship during her illness. Online condolences and cherished memories may be sent to the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-18 published
VAN SICKLE, Mary " Gladys"
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved "Nanny", Mary Gladys on Sunday, July 16th, 2006. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Maurice (Moe) in 1991, with whom she shared over 50 years of marriage. Loving and devoted mother of Terry and his wife Nancy VAN SICKLE. Dearest Nanny of Chris and his wife Lisa VAN SICKLE, and Sherri and her husband Rick BREATON. Eternally proud great grandmother of Jenna and Jacy BRYDGES and Taylor VAN SICKLE. Beloved sister to Rita HOWE (London.) Predeceased by her brothers Arthur and Cyril PAQUETTE. Gladys was a beautiful soul who was loved greatly by all who knew her. Her captivating smile and infectious laugh will be remembered by all. She enjoyed playng cards with her Friends, meeting the "gang" at Harvey's for breakfast and shopping, lots of shopping! Her greatest enjoyment in her life was truly her family, who will miss her immensely. Visiting at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home 1700 Tecumseh Road east on Tuesday July 18, 2006 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services on Wednesday July 19, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery London, Ontario. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. The family wishes to thank the staff at Banwell Gardens for their exceptional care and Friendship during her illness. Online condolences and cherished memories may be sent to the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-18 published
ZSOLDOS, Andy
Peacefully, on Friday, July 14th, 2006 at Bobier Villa, Dutton. Andy ZSOLDOS of Dutton and formerly of R.R.#2 Rodney in his 92nd year. Along with his wife Theresa who passed away in 2001, Andy was a longtime tobacco farmer in West Elgin. Loving father of Elinor JACOB and her husband Adrian of Windsor, Joe of London, daughter-in-law Carol of North Carolina, son-in-law Jean Claude NENEZ of Petrolia, John and his wife Gloria of Rodney, Gerard and his wife Diane, Richard, and Rosemary VAN HEE and her husband Ron all of London. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Andrea, Dwayne, Kevin, Jason, Aaron, Tania, Denise, Lisa, Mark, C.J., and Katie and his great-grandchildren Cody, Alexis, Amber, Alaxis and Brayden. Survived by sisters-in-law Julie ERDMAN and her husband Mike and Eva FOLDY all of Windsor. Also survived by several relatives in Romania. Predeceased by his son Tony (2006) and his daughter Maria NENEZ (2001.) Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 11 a.m. at Saint Mary's church, West Lorne. Father CAPITANO celebrant. Interment Saint Mary's cemetery. Parish prayers will be offered on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to Bobier Villa, Dutton would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-19 published
COOK, Dallas (née CHURCH)
On Monday, July 17, 2006, peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late David Kenneth COOK (March, 27, 2004) and loving mother of Stanley and Kim COOK, Terry and Cheryl COOK, Tim COOK, Mike COOK all of Saint Thomas, Teresa and Brian KENNEY of Columbus and Brescia and Doug VAN VELZER of Saint Thomas. Loving grandmother of Jenny, Carrie, David, Sean, Natasha, Nora, David, Alanna, Brenna and Dawn, and great-grandmother of Torin. Predeceased by 2 brothers Joseph and John CHURCH. Dallas was born in Toronto on December 16, 1934, the daughter of the late John and Nora (BLANCHE) CHURCH. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church. Dallas was believed that family was the number one priority and she was the world's greatest optimist. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Friday and then to Saint Anne's Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2: 30 to 4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 4: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit).

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
VAN DER LAAN
The family of the late Nicole VAN DER LAAN wish to express sincere thanks to family and Friends for their words of kindness, numerous beautiful cards, the many telephone calls, e-mails, food, flowers, visitations and especially donations to Fifth Floor Cardiac Unit, London University Hospital in memory of Nicole. To Father Joe for his support and kind and reassuring words at her service, her pallbearers, messer's John, Marc, Matt VAN DER LAAN and Paul CORNELIUS. Thank you to P.S.A. Kim and the transplant team, especially Jan and Kelly who helped make this time in our lives more bearable. - Ruth Anne and Mels VAN DER LAAN

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
MINIELLY, Donald George
At his residence North Lambton Rest Home Forest on September 13, 2006, Donald George MINIELLY. Beloved husband of Irene (Bell) MINIELLY, formerly of Plympton Township. Aged 91 years. Dearest brother of Margaret McKINLAY, Glen and Kenneth MINIELLY all of Plympton Township. Predeceased by brother Arnold and always remembered by sister-in-law Norma of Petrolia. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James Street South, Forest. Funeral Service on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Ena VAN ZOEREN. Visitation Thursday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations appreciated to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Wyoming or charity of choice. (Cheques only received at the Funeral Home). Interment Wyoming Cemetery. A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Don" by the Dodge Family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
VICARS, Gregory John
Following a valiant battle with cancer, went to be with his Lord on September 12, 2006 in his 57th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Jan for 33 years, dear father of Tara and Matt (Julia). Predeceased by his parents, Al and Hazel VICARS. Greg will be sadly missed by his brother Michael (Barbara) of St. Catharines, his sister Barbara (Larry) SHOALTS of Dunnville and his brother Alan of St. Catharines. Also missed by two special nieces, Linda (Ed) CLARKE, and Heather (Maurice) LEVESQUE all of Kitchener, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dear son-in-law of Catherine BOS of Vineland, brother-in-law of Margaret (John) MURRE of Vineland and John (Metha) VAN DER BEEK of Beamsville. An active partner in PC Options, Woodstock, until his illness began. Greg will be fondly remembered by clients, business associates and Friends as a man of integrity, with a great sense of humour and generous spirit. Friends may call at the Harland B. Betzner Funeral Home, 177 Dundas Street, Thamesford on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. at Life Church, 547 Athlone Avenue, Woodstock. Interment St. Andres Cemetery, Thamesford. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer Society of Oxford, Hope FM 94.3 or Craigwood Youth Services.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-15 published
VAN OSCH, Harry
Our sincere thanks to all family, Friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy and kindness during the unexpected, recent loss of Harry. The floral tributes, donations, cards, messages of sympathy as well as the food and support for our family was deeply appreciated. We are extremely grateful for all of your love and care during this difficult time. Special thanks to T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Rev. Fr. Ray LAWHEAD who celebrated the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and the Mount Carmel Catholic Women's League for the funeral luncheon. Paula VAN OSCH and family

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-16 published
LANGEVELD, Alice (née VAN GALEN)
In memory of Alice LANGEVELD (née VAN GALEN,) who passed away ten years ago.
Committed to caring for her family, devoted to the work of the Lord, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mom brought lots of love, joy and laughter wherever she was. Still loved, still missed. -- The children and grandchildren of Alice LANGEVELD.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-16 published
PETERS, Harry F.
Of Watford, on Thursday, September 14th, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jane (née HUYBEN.) Dear father of Ken PETERS, John and Mary Ellen PETERS, Irene PARKES, Rieta and Tim COLEMAN, Deborah and Ron DOWNIE and Linda and Guy BREAULT. Cherished Opa of Laurie, Jeff, Julie, Kevin PETERS, Kayla PETERS, Sonny, Dustin and Chantal PARKES, Greg, Tyler and Cody COLEMAN, Dylan and Denny DOWNIE, Melina and Jamie BREAULT. Dear great-grandfather of Jacinda and Damon JANSEN. Harry is also survived by his brother Joe of Wingham and seven brothers and sisters in Holland. Brother-in-law of Petra VAN GORP and the late Peter VAN GORP of Watford. Predeceased by his son-in-law Mike PARKES, daughter-in-law Linda PETERS and grand_son Brent PETERS. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Sunday, September 17th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 18th, 2006 with Fr. R. SALDANHA Celebrant at Our Lady Help of Christians Church with Interment to follow at Watford Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Strathroy Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left on line at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-16 published
RUDD, Janet Grace
Suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London, on Thursday, September 14th, 2006, as a result of an accident, Janet Grace RUDD of London in her 33rd year. Janet is survived by her loving parents Gordon and Marilyn RUDD, her twin sister and best friend Jennifer RUDD all of London and her brother Robert RUDD of Toronto. The funeral service will be held at Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, on Monday, September 18th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Frank J. VAN VEEN officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangements 519-433-5184)

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-17 published
PETERS, Harry F.
Of Watford, on Thursday, September 14th, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jane (née HUYBEN.) Dear father of Ken PETERS, John and Mary Ellen PETERS, Irene PARKES, Rieta and Tim COLEMAN, Deborah and Ron DOWNIE and Linda and Guy BREAULT. Cherished Opa of Laurie, Jeff, Julie, Kevin PETERS, Kayla PETERS, Sonny, Dustin and Chantal PARKES, Greg, Tyler and Cody COLEMAN, Dylan and Denny DOWNIE, Melina and Jamie BREAULT. Dear great-grandfather of Jacinda and Damon JANSEN. Harry is also survived by his brother Joe of Wingham and seven brothers and sisters in Holland. Brother-in-law of Petra VAN GORP and the late Peter VAN GORP of Watford. Predeceased by his son-in-law Mike PARKES, daughter-in-law Linda PETERS and grand_son Brent PETERS. Visitation will be held at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Sunday, September 17th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 18th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Fr. R. SALDANHA Celebrant at Our Lady Help of Christians Church with Interment to follow at Watford Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Strathroy Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left on line at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
FORREST, Donald John George
At Clinton Public Hospital on Saturday, September 16, 2006 Donald John George FORREST of Clinton in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Sharon (CLARK) FORREST. Loving father of Richard and Darlene FORREST of Lucan and Teresa O'NEILL and VAN WHITE/WHYTE of Brussels. Sadly missed by his four grandchildren Tiffany, Vanessa, Richard "Richie" and Brittany and by one great-granddaughter Mikayla. Dear brother of Marion and Gordon McNUTT of R.R.#1, Zurich and Margaret and Del BURKHARD/BURKHARDT/BURKHART of Lucknow. Also survived by four nieces. Also remembered by a special friend Scott ARMSTRONG. Predeceased by his son Dennis FORREST, daughter Donna FORREST, one sister Grace RILEY and by his parents, Ward and Lillian (DALRYMPLE) FORREST. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home Ltd.-Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 20, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one choice would be gratefully appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
PEGG, Keith
Peacefully, surrounded by family, at Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Friday, September 15, 2006. Keith PEGG, 61 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of Lynn (née McHATTIE.) Loving father of Kelly and Bill VAN RUITENBURG and Sherry Alexander (Lee CHARLTON) all of Petrolia. Precious grandpa to Justin and Camy VAN RUITENBURG. Beloved son of Dorothy and the late Albert PEGG (1992) of Petrolia. Also survived by a beloved sister, Shirley JOHNSTON and Don WORKMAN of Petrolia, a sister-in-law, Gail VEINOT of Sarnia and several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Doctor Robert M. GIBSON officiating. Private interment of cremated remains in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of symapthy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Arthritis Society or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. The Washington Masonic Lodge #260 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, will hold a memorial service on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
NOOREN, Casey Johannes Nicolaas
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at his residence on Wednesday, September 20, 2006. Casey Johannes Nicolaas NOOREN of R.R.#5, Aylmer and formerly R.R.#1, Belmont in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Frances (VAN BREE) NOOREN. Dear father of Henry NOOREN and wife Jeanette of Ingersoll, Robert NOOREN and wife Julie of Port Bruce, Brian NOOREN and wife Kathy of Aylmer, Joselyn APPLEFORD and husband Don of R.R.#5, Aylmer and Monique TELFER and husband Trevor of Springfield. Loving grandfather of Brady, Mallory, Mackenzie, Aleisha, Averi, Riley, Lindsay, Jordan, Madison, Connor, Mitchell, Adam, Kaylee, Laura, Carson, Sarah, Donovan and Megan. Brother to Nellie VANHOOYDONK (Kees,) Tony NOOREN, Barbara VANDENBROEK (Kees), Bertus NOOREN (the late Diena), Ad NOOREN, Gerry NOOREN (Joanne), Ria ANSEMS (John), Joke VERHYEN (the late Bertus,) Corrie MOMMERSTEEG (the late Michael), John NOOREN (Aleida), Bernard "Ben" NOOREN (Liliane), Henrika NOOREN, Harry VAN OPSTAL (Marie). Also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Galder, the Netherlands on May 11, 1938 son of the late Harry and Anna (LANSEN) NOOREN and step-son of the late Gerald VAN OPSTAL. Casey was a dedicated farmer near Belmont for many years. He retired and moved to R.R.#5, Aylmer in 1997. Casey was active in youth soccer in both Belmont and Aylmer and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Aylmer and the Belmont Optimist. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 9: 00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Aylmer on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Donations to the Elgin Children's Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
VANDERAA, Robert William
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, Mr. Robert William VANDERAA of London in his 64th year. Loving father of Sandra LAVOIE and her husband Lionel of London, Maureen PHILLIPS and her husband Don, and John VANDERAA all of Thorndale. Also loved by his 5 grandchildren: Nicole, Lionel Robert, Sarah, Rachel and Kelly, and great-grandchildren Trey and Edyn. We love you Grumpy! Dear brother of Marcel VAN DER AA and his wife Cheryl of London, and Roger VAN DER AA and his wife Anne of Bryanston. Loved by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Jose VAN DER AA (2005) and John VAN DER AA (1999.) A private immediate family visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. Cremation to follow.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-23 published
McMURCHY, Jean (formerly VAN PARYS)
At the Delhi Nursing Home on Thursday September 21, 2006, Jean McMurchy (VAN PARYS) formerly of Otterville in her 98th year. Beloved wife of Duncan McMURCHY and the late Herman VAN PARYS (1964). Dear mother of Bob and wife Elinore of Otterville, Chuck and wife Joan of La Salette, and daughter-in-law Connie VAN PARYS of Unionville. Step-mother to Ken McMURCHY of Tillsonburg, Marie O'DWYER of London, Jack McMURCHY and wife Vera of Norwich, Jim McMURCHY and wife Roberta of Otterville, Jane VAN VELZER and husband Wayne of Norwich, Karen McMURCHY of Fisherville. She will be missed by her six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son Fred VAN PARYS and brother Glen CRACKNELL. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Otterville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society or Tillsonburg Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
RAUHE, Johanna "Jo" (née VAN DITMARSCH)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, September 24, 2006. Johanna "Jo" RAUHE of Aylmer in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Henry RAUHE Sr. (1987.) Dear mother of Cobie VANDERNBORRE (predeceased in 2000) and her husband Maurice of R.R.#2 Aylmer, Marge MOEDERZOON and husband John of Texas, Joan LALE and husband Terry of Aylmer and Butch RAUHE and wife Diane of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of Nils MOEDERZOON (Mary,) Eric MOEDERZOON (Missy), Hans MOEDERZOON (Tammy), Jennifer HOPPER (Trevor,) Duke LALE (Pam,) Kristy RAUHE (Chad,) Kelly RAUHE (Joel) and Jason RAUHE and Ingrid VANDENBORRE- COUTO (Lino). Sister of Ans VEEN of The Netherlands. Also survived by a number of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Utretcht, The Netherlands on December 29, 1919 daughter of the late Johannes and Everdina Martina (VAN EKERIS) VAN DITMARSCH. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
VAN DYK, Maria L.
At London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Hospital on Monday, September 25, 2006, Maria L. VAN DYK of Saint Thomas and formerly Aylmer in her 73rd year. Wife of John VAN DYK. Loving mother of Christina BROWN of Chatham and Diane RABAEY and husband Dan of Saint Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Erica and husband Rob, Andi, Danielle and Jessica. Sister of Anna, Jan, Petrus and Bert. Predeceased by sisters Clara and Lucy. Born in Beerse, Belgium on December 22, 1933. A public memorial service will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday, September 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Aylmer Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Donations to the Dialysis Unit at the London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
BLOEMBERG, Harm
Passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2006, "Safe in the arms of Jesus" in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Nellie (VAN DER POL) BLOEMBERG. Much loved father of Anne and Sid VANDER HEIDE, Ralph and Nancy BLOEMBERG, Nela and Mike COUCHIE, Corrie BENDALL all of London and Margareth and Roger BAKER of Ailsa Craig. Loving grandfather of 28 and 11 great-grandchildren. Loved brother-in-law of Miep KROON- VAN DER POL. Predeceased by his 3 brothers and 4 sisters in Holland. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at First Christian Reformed Church, 507 Talbot Street, London on Friday, September 29th at 10: 00 a.m. with interment following in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Christian Reformed World Mission 3475 Mainway Drive. P.O. Box 5070, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1A9 or to the Bible League, P.O. Box 5037, Burlington, Ontario. L7R 3Y8. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-30 published
HOEDEMAN, Jane (née Adriana Johanna VAN RIJS)
Peacefully in London on Thursday, September 28, 2006, in her 78th year. Beloved mother of Roy of Ottawa, Max and his wife Beverly of Nelson, British Columbia, Carol and her husband Gaetan of Sidney, British Columbia and Jeff and his wife Mary of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Jules, Tegan, Isabelle and Dhyan. She will be dearly missed by her brothers and sisters and their families. Special thanks to her family and the staff of Regional Mental Health Care for their loving support. A memorial service will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-01 published
McLACHLAN, Ray
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Friday, September 29, 2006, Ray McLACHLAN of Wardsville in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Isobel (HAGGITH) McLACHLAN. Dear father of Tom (June), Wayne (Norma), Bonnie (Richard) McILMOYLE, Bob (Ditte). Loved by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Survived by one brother, Bob (Ruth) McLACHLAN. Predeceased by one daughter, Beverley, 3 sisters, Helen ARMSTRONG, Jean GALBRAITH and Shirley LENI and one brother, Neil. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service to be held at 1: 30p.m. on Tuesday, October 3. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Hammond Masonic Lodge #327 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a service at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Saint_John's Presbyterian Church, Wardsville.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
VAN DER HOLST, Wilhelmus J. "Bill"
Peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Saturday, September 30, 2006. Wilhelmus J. (Bill) VAN DER HOLST age 71 years. Beloved husband for 45 years of Leone (YOUNGSON) VAN DER HOLST. Loving father of Debra VAN DER HOLST of Saint Marys. Proud grandfather of Scott and Michael. He is survived by 4 sisters and 2 brothers all of the Netherlands and a cousin Arie VAN DER HOLST of Colborne and their families. At Bill's request cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. In his memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. L.A. Ball Tele #519-284-1480 Fax #519-284-4661

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
McKAY, Margaret (formerly DE PAEPE, WINDSOR, née ANNAERT)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital with her family by her side on Sunday, October 1, 2006, Margaret McKAY of Lambeth in her 69th year. Cherished wife of John McKAY of Lambeth. Loving mother of Delbert DE PAEPE and his friend Gayle of Norwich. Dear mother-in-law of Larry LISABETH of Fairground and Darlene DE PAEPE of Leamington. Loving stepmother of Robin and Steven LEGEN, Jodi WINDSOR and her friend Frank, Kim and Dan VAN SCHAIK and Jeff and Chris McKAY. Proud grandmother of Shawn and Tammi, Travis and Annette LISABETH, Delbert Jr. and Kelsey DE PAEPE, Brandi DE PAEPE, Michelle and Mathew LEGEN, Bradley and Carrie VAN SCHAIK, Connor and Curtis McKAY. Special great-grandmother of Taylor LISABETH. Also survived by her brothers Willy and Andrea ANNAERT, Luke and Pat ANNAERT and sisters-in-law Denise ANNAERT their families and many other extended family members. Predeceased by her husbands Alfred DE PAEPE Sr. (1982) and Edward WINDSOR (1993;) her children Robert DE PAEPE (1964,) Alfred DE PAEPE Jr. (1993,) Dianne LISABETH (2004) and brothers Roger and Maurice ANNAERT. Dear daughter of the late Karel and Madeleine ANNAERT. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth 519-652-2020) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. then to Saint_Justin's Roman Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Rick HURDLE celebrating. Cremation with interment Delhi Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre gratefully acknowledged. The "Duchess" was known for working hard and playing hard, too. She will be remembered for her great loves: her family, her Friends and her flowers.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
O'NEIL, Merna Irene (HODGINS)
At McGarrell Place, London on Sunday, October 1, 2006 Merna Irene (HODGINS) O'NEIL formerly of Lucan in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph O'NEIL (1967.) Dear mother of Don and Phyllis O'NEIL of Lucan, Keith and Barb O'NEIL and Lois VAN GEEL all of London, Marlene and Paul LAVERDURE of Cambridge and Margaret and Greg MEYERS of Tillsonburg. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Harold HODGINS of Middlesex Centre and Ilene and Leeland DESJARDINE of Exeter. Predeceased by a son-in-law Carl VAN GEEL (1982) and a sister-in-law Esther HODGINS (1999.) Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Interment Birr Anglican Cemetery. Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lucan would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
TOOGOOD, Marion Edith (née HINCKS)
On October 3rd, 2006, Marion E. TOOGOOD passed away peacefully in her home, in her sleep, with her family close by. Marion died of Parkinson's related complications in her eighty-eighth year. She was born Marion Edith HINCKS. For over sixty years Marion was the beloved wife of Doctor John Howard TOOGOOD. Surviving sisters are Dorothy McGLASCHAN and Florence BUEHLER. Cherished mother of Dave TOOGOOD, Don TOOGOOD (Wife Josie), Linda TOOGOOD (husband Ron HARRIS), Peter TOOGOOD (wife Jean VAN DUSEN). Loving grandmother of Anglela, Dawna-Laurie, and Noël Adam HARRIS, and Zachary TOOGOOD. Marion TOOGOOD had strong athletic and creative drives all of her life. In her Toronto early adulthood she mastered millinery. Marion became a devoted member of the London Garden Club. She enjoyed learning and teaching flower arrangement courses, participating in the annual Garden Club Show, and the companionship of her dear Friends. Our family is particulary grateful for the skill and kindness of Marion's team of Victorian Order of Nurses nurses, and Doctor John SANGSTER and staff of the Byron Clinic. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 6th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Oakland Cemetery. Favoured charitable organizations for donations are: The Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Parkinson Society Canada.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-06 published
TOOGOOD, Marion Edith (née HINCKS)
On October 3rd, 2006, Marion E. TOOGOOD passed away peacefully in her home, in her sleep, with her family close by. Marion died of Parkinson's related complications in her eighty-eighth year. She was born Marion Edith HINCKS. For over sixty years Marion was the beloved wife of Doctor John Howard TOOGOOD. Surviving sisters are Dorothy McGLASCHAN and Florence BUEHLER. Cherished mother of Dave TOOGOOD, Don TOOGOOD (Wife Josie), Linda TOOGOOD (husband Ron HARRIS), Peter TOOGOOD (wife Jean VAN DUSEN). Loving grandmother of Anglela, Dawna-Laurie, and Noël Adam HARRIS, and Zachary TOOGOOD. Marion TOOGOOD had strong athletic and creative drives all of her life. In her Toronto early adulthood she mastered millinery. Marion became a devoted member of the London Garden Club. She enjoyed learning and teaching flower arrangement courses, participating in the annual Garden Club Show, and the companionship of her dear Friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 6th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Oakland Cemetery. Favoured charitable organizations for donations are: The Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Parkinson Society Canada.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
MUSCAT, Emmanuele Richard " Emy"
Passed away peacefully in his 84th year, on Saturday October 7, 2006 at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe. Emy was born in Malta on January 17, 1923 and arrived in Saint Thomas in 1948. Beloved husband of Hélène of Long Point and father of Marietta of Edmonton and Brian and his wife Teresa of Saint Thomas. Loving grandfather of Matthew, Dawn, and Megan MUSCAT and Justin, Joshua and Kyle GROSS. Survived by brother George and his wife Mary of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and by his numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Marietta and Carmelo MUSCAT, sisters Connie VAN HORNE, Eva WRIGHT and Stella MUSCAT and brothers John and Alfred. It was Emy's wish that there be no funeral service. A Celebration of Emmy's life will be held on Sunday October 15, 2006 from 4: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Saint Thomas Centennial Sports Club, 41 Jonas Street. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association 1630 Lawrence Ave., W., Suite 104, Toronto, Ontario M6L 1C5 or the Canadian Cancer Society Unit 2, 98 Paris Rd., Brantford, On N3R 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangement entrusted to the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, Port Rowan 519-586-2901.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-13 published
VAN ERP, Donald Bernard
Suddenly in Windsor on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Donald B. VAN ERP of Windsor in his 45th year. Dear father of Alicia, Ashley and Jason. Dear son of Bernie and Rose (THACHUK) VAN ERP of Parkhill. Dear brother of Paul VAN ERP of Toronto, Rick VAN ERP of Bothwell and Terry (Barbara) VAN ERP of Parkhill. Funeral Mass will be conducted at the Sacred Heart Church Anna Street Parkhill on Saturday, October 14 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Father Tom DONOHUE will officiate. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolence to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son in charge of funeral arrangements. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. VAN ERP.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-18 published
MARTIN, George E.
He has "slipped the surly bonds of earth…" A resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, George E. MARTIN died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Sue (MAYBEE) MARTIN for 39 years. Loving father of Tim and Christine MARTIN of Oakville and Dan and Carolyn MARTIN of Chatham. Much loved grandpa of Thomas George MARTIN of Chatham. Born in Strathroy, son of the late Kenneth and Vivian (MITCHELL) MARTIN. Brother of Ray and Margaret MARTIN of Ottawa, Ernie MARTIN of Strathroy, Jeanne and John VAN ROSSUM of London and the late Ken MARTIN. Brother-in-law of Loretta MARTIN of LaSallette, Sandi and Duane HOWES and Ted and Betty MAYBEE, all of Thunder Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. After his retirement from Bell Canada in 1999, George immersed himself in his true passions-woodworking and cooking. The fruits of his labours will be missed by many while his workshop creations continue to bring joy and comfort. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006 from Holy Trinity Church, Chatham with Rev. John HODGINS officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations, made by cheque, to the London Regional Cancer Centre or Holy Trinity Church Building Fund appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
BAELDE, Maria (née VAN ANDEL)
At London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus on Thursday October 19, 2006, Maria BAELDE of Aylmer in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Isaac Jan BAELDE (1983.) Dear mother of Peter BAELDE and his wife Shirley of Newmarket, Marie and her husband John SMIT of Springfield and Martin BAELDE and his wife Henriette of Aylmer. Loved by her grandchildren Jon, Karen and Elina BAELDE, Linda and Joe ARENDS, Kevin and David SMIT, Toniette, Cassondra, Marissa and Tim BAELDE. Great-grandmother of Joey ARENDS. Sister of Herman VAN ANDEL and wife Klaaske, Gera JANSEN, Piet VAN ANDEL and wife Gerrie, Lien MES and husband Wout, Willie NOORLOOS and husband Marius, Marius VAN ANDEL and wife Miek. and Arie VAN ANDEL and wife Gre all of the Netherlands. Born in Gorinchem, The Netherlands on June 22, 1925. Daughter of the late Marius and Maria (HOEKE) VAN ANDEL. Maria came to the Aylmer area in 1951 from the Netherlands and she was a member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday October 24, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Richard DE LANGE and Pastor Louis BOSMA officiating. Interment Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee would be appreciated. On line condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
CUDDY, A.M. "Mac"
On October 18, 2006, A.M. (Mac) CUDDY, after a heroic battle with Multiple Sclerosis, passed away at his home in Strathroy, Ontario 6 days prior to his 87th birthday. Survived by his wife Patricia (VAN OMEN) CUDDY, formerly of Scottsdale, Arizona and children Bruce, Barbara, Douglas, Robert, Brian and Peter and sisters-in-law Marguerite CUDDY, Marie CUDDY and Kerri MALONE. Mac was the loving poppa of Christopher, Laura, Alison, Brent, Breck, Alexander, Trevor, Kristin, Ryan, Taylor, Lindsay, Cameron, Ben, Rachelle, Jeffrey, Sean, Drew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Emily and Michael and great-grandfather of Jackson, Benjamin, Carson and Caroline. Predeceased by mother Harriet V. (McINROY) CUDDY and father Alfred W. CUDDY, his first wife Dilys CUDDY (1988) and brothers George (1990) and Gordon (2000) CUDDY. MAC CUDDY was born in Adelaide Township, the first son of Alfred W. CUDDY and Harriet V. (McINROY) CUDDY. He attended Strathroy Collegiate and graduated from the Ontario Agriculture College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture (Horticulture) in 1942. He has a distinguished military career (1942-1945) serving in Europe and attaining the rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Army. In 1950 he bought a hundred acre farm near Strathroy where he founded Cuddy Farms. Under Mac's guidance the company grew into an International company supplying turkey eggs to numerous countries around the world as well as into further processing of turkey and chicken. Mac was truly a pioneer, an innovator in developing techniques for year round breeding of turkeys, in developing the white turkey with George NICHOLAS who was a great friend of his and in developing other innovations for commercial turkey breeding. At one time one, out of every six turkeys sold anywhere in the world came from the Cuddy Farms turkey eggs. A private funeral and burial will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006. A public Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the Portuguese Canadian Club in Strathroy at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or The Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements (519-245-1023) A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mac

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
KERS, Hendrik Jan " Henry"
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday October 19, 2006 Hendrik Jan (Henry) KERS of Sparta in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Coby (Bremer) KERS. Dear father of Susan and husband Chris VANLINGEN of Ingersoll, Henry-John KERS and wife Angelina of London, and Tracy Lynn KERS of London, Loved by his grandchildren Charlotte, Rebecca, Johnathan, Timothy, Jocelynn and Isabelle. Brother of Hans KERS and wife Ann of Stayner, Martin KERS and wife Eggelina of Aylmer, Dianne and husband John DEVOS of Guelph and Maria and husband Jim McKICHAN of London. Born in Appeldoorn, The Netherlands on January 1, 1942 son of the late Hendrik Jan and Gerritje (VAN GORTEL) KERS. Henry farmed at Sparta for thirty-five years. He was a member and an elder of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Monday October 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Richard DE LANGE and Pastor Louis BOSMA officiating. Donations to the Food Grains Bank would be appreciated. On line condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
VAN DEWEGHE, Irene
At Sumac Lodge, Sarnia on Thursday, October 19, 2006, Irene VAN DEWEGHE, 75 years, formerly of Wyoming and Petrolia. Loving mother of Karen and Jim GOULD of Petrolia, Ron and Karen VAN DEWEGHE of Sarnia, and Doug and Pam VAN DEWEGHE of Sarnia. Loved grandmother to Micheal, Craig, Brianna and Ewan, Ryan, and Nicole and step-grandmother to Cashmere, Crystal, and Jason. Dear sister of Margarite and Florent VOGELS of Sarnia and the late Mary DESAEGHER. Irene was a former Cub leader in Balckwell and Wyoming and was formerly an active member of Wyoming Lioness Club. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, A committal service will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may left on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-30 published
Chatham man stabbed to death
By Debora VAN BRENK, Free Press Reporter, Mon., October 30, 2006
A Chatham man is dead of multiple stab wounds after an after-hours house party turned ugly yesterday.
Chatham-Kent police said 26-year-old Ryan Ervin STEELE of Chatham was stabbed in front of a home on Park Street in Chatham's east end at about 4: 30 a.m. yesterday.
STEELE was taken to hospital but died of his wounds.
A suspect was arrested about 10 a.m. and is expected to be in court this morning to face a first-degree murder charge, said Chatham Police Insp. George FLIKWEERT.
He would not identify the suspect.
sources identified a man in custody as Mark LIST, Jr.
FLIKWEERT said numerous people had gathered at the Park Street home, where neither the victim nor the suspect was a resident, after the bars had closed yesterday.
"There were indications that the individuals had been at one of the nightclubs in town and there was a gathering at this particular place on Park Street," FLIKWEERT said.
FLIKWEERT said STEELE was stabbed several times and someone made a 911 call.
Police have interviewed more than a dozen people, seized a vehicle and cordoned off the east Chatham house. They also seized a weapon.
An autopsy is to take place in London today. One media report said STEELE was a father-to-be, with his girlfriend three months pregnant.
The co-founder of a group that has strived to reduce crime in east Chatham said the stabbing is an anomaly. "This isn't the norm anymore," said Marjorie CREW of East Side Pride.
A candidate for municipal council, CREW said the reality and perception of east Chatham "are really improving. We're not looking at this as a setback.
"It doesn't matter where it happened geographically. It's still tragic."
She said so-called after-parties -- gatherings that take place after the bars close -- often end up at homes elsewhere in Chatham-Kent.
"The after-parties have always been a concern because of what usually goes on there -- drinking and so on.
"It's like an uncontrolled environment," she said.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
BARNES, Lowell
Peacefully, at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 Lowell BARNES, age 67 of Sarnia. Lowell was born in Saint Thomas and worked for many years at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in Clinton, Saint Thomas and Sarnia. Since his retirement he has been involved with Sarnia Girls Soccer and was an avid Sting fan. Beloved husband of Jacqueleen for 40 years. Loving father of Troy BARNES and his wife Tracy of Red Deer, Alberta, Tressa BROWN and her husband Scott of Corunna. Grandpa of Connor, Daniel, Madeleine and Patrick. Brother of Brian and Joanne of Barrie. Brother-in-law of Gertrude Ann and Joe HURST, Pat and Pete HONSINGER, Marg and Fred VAN HORNE, Bill and Shirley ARTHUR. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Rosemary BARNES. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Saint_James the Apostle Anglican Church, 140 N. Lansdowne Ave., Sarnia on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Parkinson Foundation or Charcot-Marie-Tooth would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-02 published
VAN DOP, Cornelis " Kees"
Peacefully at Extendicare on Sunday, October 29, 2006, Cornelis (Kees) VAN DOP of London in his 85th year. Dear brother of Barbara, Aafje and Gerrit VAN DOP. Kees will be greatly missed by his sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and Friends in Canada, the U.S.A. and The Netherlands. Predeceased by his siblings, Griet, Piet, Marinus, Frans, Abram, Teunis (Tony), Franciena and Neeltje. The family will receive Friends and relatives for a Celebration of Kees Life at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London (east of Highbury) from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2006. A private family interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-03 published
BENDER, Ernest Edwin " Ted"
At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, November 1, 2006. Ernest Edwin " Ted" BENDER of London, age 90 years. Beloved husband of Marion I. (KING) BENDER. Dear father of Richard BENDER and his wife Debra of Tecumseh. Also much loved by his grandchildren Amy LANE and her husband Zachary and Gregory BENDER and his fiancee Danielle GRAY/GREY all of Windsor. Ted owned and operated Bender Hardware for many years. He held the rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Army and served in Europe during the Second World War. He was an avid reader of British Mystery Novels and he loved baseball. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to a Memorial Service being held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, November 8th at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Frank VAN VEEN officiating. He will always be in our hearts. Friends who wish, may make memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 or the Memorial Fund of Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario N6C 3Z1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
KENNEDY, Gertrude " Tiny" A.
Peacefully at her daughter's residence in Lucan on Saturday, November 4, 2006 Gertrude (Tiny) A. (YOUNG) KENNEDY of Wiarton and formerly of Lucan in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Glen KENNEDY. Dear mother of Debra KENNEDY, and Denise and Mike THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON all of Lucan, Dave and Cheryl KENNEDY of Centralia, and Darren and Darryl KENNEDY both of London. Dear grandmother of Glen Corey, Sherri, Tracy and Chad; Murray, James and Daniel and great-grandmother of Parker, Peiton and Lucas. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Freda and Jake VAN ARENTHALS of Lucan, Jim YOUNG of Strathroy, Marie CAIN of London, Yvonne and Ernest McCARTHY of Saint Thomas, Robert and Patricia YOUNG of Saint Marys, Ken and Marion YOUNG of Chatham, John YOUNG of Kettle Point and Pat and Jack BENDA of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and her best friend Margaret TOWNSEND of London. Predeceased by a brother Fred (1999). Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Darrell SHAULE officiating. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
KELLY, Peter John
At Appleton Medical Centre, Appleton, Wisconsin, on Monday, November 6, 2006 Peter John KELLY of Blyth, Ontario, in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Gisele (LAURIN) KELLY. Cherished father of Gisele and Duane DIEMERT of Mildmay, Lisa and Greg CULLEN, Dave, Sarah, and Laura all of Blyth. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Michelle, Melissa and Drayden. Dear son of Elizabeth KELLY of Kitchener. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Betty-Ann and Louis VAN LAMMEREN of Kitchener, Dorothy and Frank PROCTOR of Belgrave, Rosemarie and Dave LEE, Theresa and John RINN, and Grace and Bruce SCHMIDT all of Blyth. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father John Michael KELLY. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 407 Queen St. Blyth, on Thursday, November 9, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wingham on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Father John JOHNSON officiating. Interment Saint Michaels Cemetery, Morris Twp. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
MOORE, Rita Mary
Suddenly on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 Rita Mary MOORE. Dear wife of the late William MOORE. Dear daughter of the late Frederick and Anastasia BOUEY. Loving 'Aunt Rita' to the VAN SICKLE family. At Rita's request there will be no funeral home visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home).

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-11 published
DONKERS, " Joanna" Ann (née VERWEGEN)
Peacefully, at home in Wyoming, surrounded by her family, on Friday, November 10, 2006. Born in Holland on January 7, 1930, Ann moved to Canada in 1953 to marry her life partner and best friend, Adrian. Loving mother of Willie (Rick) PICKERING, Mary (Frank) VAN DELFT, Tony (Joanne), Gary (Danielle), Herb (Anne) DONKERS and Helen (Chris) BAGLEY. Proud Oma of Lisa (Jim WADDEN) and Jason PICKERING, Mark VAN DELFT and Arwen BIRCH, Kellie and Kirk CRANE, Amanda and Sari VAN DELFT, Aaron, Adrienne, Danielle, Ray, Adam, Emily and Kylie DONKERS. Dear daughter of the late Antonius and Wilhelmina VERWEGEN. Cherished sister of Sjaan COBUSSEN, Riek COBUSSEN and Mien VANGAAL all of Holland. Predeceased by her sister Johanna COBUSSEN and her brothers Bart and Ted VERWEGEN. Sadly missed by her brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Wyoming Chapel at 650 Broadway Street in Wyoming on Sunday, November 12, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday at 2: 00 p.m. at Wyoming Chapel Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Catholic Church Petrolia on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, in Wyoming. Memorial donations may be made (by cheque) to the Canadian Cancer Society, Victorian Order of Nurses or Rayjon Share Care. Memories and condolences maybe sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com Arrangements by the Needham-Jay Funeral Home.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-11 published
INSON, John
Words will never express my thanks for the help and thoughtfulness shown to me at the time of my husband John's sudden passing. Thanks to the Emergency Medical Services Paramedics, police officer G. Pieters, University of Western Ontario Hospital, St. Alban's Church, and the S.A.L.S.'s for their lovely lunch, Reverend Kim VAN ALLEN, Logan Funeral Home and to all who paid their last respects to John. God's Blessings to one and all. Marjorie Inson and family.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
BROOKS, Thomas " Tom"
Peacefully on November 9, 2006, at London Health Sciences Centre Westminster Campus, Thomas "Tom" BROOKS passed away at the age of 67. Dear husband of Betty Anne BROOKS. Loving father of Kathleen Elizabeth SMIBERT (BROOKS) of London and Emerson Percy VAN DER VECHT of Woodstock. Proud grandfather of six grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Richard STRACHLIN. A funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
VRIESE, Johanna (née VAN BOOK)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Johanna VRIESE of Saint Thomas and formerly of Wasaga Beach on Monday November 13, 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Adriaan and Johanna VAN BOOK. Beloved wife of the late Harry VRIESE (May 1, 1997.) Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Loving mother of Mrs. Cathy LAWLER and her husband Len of Saint Thomas and Ms. Diana DOYLE and her husband Brian NIGHTINGALE of Collingwood. Special Oma to Jon LAWLER and Kyle NIGHTINGALE. Special sister-in-law and aunt to many relatives throughout Canada and Holland. Dear friend to Patricia LAWLER and everyone at Wellington Mews in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to the First Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place on Friday at 1: 00 p.m. at the Stayner-Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sick Children's Hospital in London or Toronto or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Respiratory Care Unit.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-14 published
VAN DEURSEN, Joanna Margriet (née SPRUIJT)
At her home on Sunday November 12, 2006. Joanna Margriet VAN DEURSEN of Aylmer in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Mathew Peter VAN DEURSEN (May 18, 1990.) Dear mother of John and wife Christine of Toronto, Peter and wife Kim of Aylmer, Paul and wife Wendy of Toronto, Mike and wife Jonni-Lyn of Aylmer, Henrietta and husband Garry EVERETT of Saint Thomas, Corinne and partner Terry of Saint Thomas, Anne of Toronto and Joanne and husband Morgan of Kitchener. Loved by her grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Katelyn, Ryan, Brent, Derek, Melissa, Kevin, Jason, Greg, Scott, Adam, Laura, Morgan, Cole, Adam, Daniel and Christianne. Sister of Jon and Beb SPRUIJT and Peter and Mathilde SPRUIJT all of Amsterdam. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on August 09, 1930, daughter of the late Piet and Henriek Cornilia (BAAS) SPRUIJT. Joanna came to Canada on November 15, 1956. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's League. She drove for Meals on Wheels and loved to play cards. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday November 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Aylmer. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Donations to the The Arthritis Society would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
HURLEY, Wilfred B.
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Monday, November 13, 2006, Wilfred B. HURLEY of Glencoe in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Beatrice (COPELAND) for 68 years. Dear father of Joan and John PUSPOKY, Eileen and Don BRIGGS, Janet and Jack McCOUBREY and Ron and Barb HURLEY. Loving grandfather of Rick and Kim PUSPOKY, Randy and Robin PUSPOKY, Brad and Claudia CUNDY, Darryl CUNDY, Barbara JANSSENS, Molly McCOUBREY, Jennifer and John Ryan and Ryan and Julie HURLEY. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law Elizabeth GOULD. Predeceased by 2 sisters, Wanita COPELAND and Bernice LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Relatives and Friends wil be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 1: 30 p.m. Rev. Deb DOLBEAR- VAN BILSEN officiating. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Babcock Community Care Centre Residents Council.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
VRIESE, Johanna (née VAN BEEK)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Johanna VRIESE of Saint Thomas and formerly of Wasaga Beach on Monday November 13, 2006. Beloved daughter of the late Adriaan and Johanna VAN BEEK. Beloved wife of the late Harry VRIESE (May 1, 1997.) Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Loving mother of Mrs. Cathy LAWLER and her husband Len of Saint Thomas and Ms. Diana DOYLE and her husband Brian NIGHTINGALE of Collingwood. Special Oma to Jon LAWLER and Kyle NIGHTINGALE. Special sister-in-law and aunt to many relatives throughout Canada and Holland. Dear friend to Patricia LAWLER and everyone at Wellington Mews in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to the First Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place on Friday at 1: 00 p.m. at the Stayner-Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sick Children's Hospital in London or Toronto or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Respiratory Care Unit.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-17 published
TILLOTSON, Raymond Lewis
At his residence on Thursday, November 16, 2006, Raymond Lewis TILLOTSON of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer in his 88th year. Husband of the late Madeliene TILLOTSON (1982.) Special friend of the late Leona TRIBE (2000.) Dear father of Ruth Ann SPRINGER (Stewart LYON) of London, Bob TILLOTSON of Aylmer, Sandra GENOVY (Jim) of Winnipeg, Linda ROBINSON (Patrick MARKLE) of Aylmer and Patricia MICHIELSE (John) of Dorchester. Grandfather of Leslee, Sam, Wayne, Raymond, Shawn, Sam, Jennifer, Tanya, Kelly and Sherri-Lynn. Brother of Roy TILLOTSON, Lois TILLOTSON and Dolly WILSON. Also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by Laura JONES, LouAnn STOCK, Tony TRIBE and families. Predeceased by brothers Frank and Bill TILLOTSON, sisters Helen TILLOTSON, Sarah VAN ACKER, Joanie TILLOTSON. Born in North Carolina on August 25, 1919 son of the late William and Mabel (STEINBACH) TILLOTSON. Raymond was a tobacco farmer at Putnum until 1974. He worked at the Tobacco Marketing Board and was bartender at Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
VAN TELLINGEN, Mary Eva (formerly SHAINLINE, née JOSH)
(October 19, 1919-November 17, 2006)
With a great sense of loss we announce Mom's passing at Bonnie Place Senior Care in Saint Thomas, Ontario. Predeceased by her first husband, Jack Dewitt SHAINLINE; 2nd husband, Chris; parents Blosh JOSH (father;) Ilo MAY (mother;) brothers Marvin, Alvin and Vern; Sister, Edna. Left to mourn her passing are: daughter, Mary (SHAINLINE) STRICKLER, Vancouver, British Columbia; Sons: Mike SHAINLINE (Marilyn), Botwood, Newfoundland; Jim SHAINLINE, Saint Thomas, Ontario; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a woman of great strength and determination with a sense of humor that she generously share with anyone in her company. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Tuesday, November 21st from 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Wednesday at 3 p.m. "His endless love: mountains, valleys, land and sea - all this God shares with you and me; Yet all creation's glorious best could never measure how we're blessed by one great gift beyond compare - our Creator's endless love and care. (B.J. Hoff). Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
DETURCK, Roland
At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Tuesday November 21st, 2006. Mr. Roland DETURCK of Chatham in his 70th year. Loving son of Paula DRIESSEN- DETURCK of London and the late Omer DETURCK. Beloved husband of Norma (RUMBLE.) Loving father of Susan, Sally, and Dan, and loving step-father of Tracy Meredith, Ron Lane, Robert Corbin, Tammy Ripley, and Tina Kumpess. He will be fondly remembered by his several grandchildren. Dear brother of Edna VAN DAMME of London. Predeceased by his daughter Cindy MacDONALD. Family and Friends are invited to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, (519) 352-2710 on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service for Mr. DETURCK will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 85 William Street South, on Friday November 24th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Michael BROOKS of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Cremation to follow. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and Friends may send on-line condolences at www.alexanderfuneralhome.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
VAN LUVEN, Louise
Peacefully, on Sunday, November 19th, 2006, after a courageous battle with heart and lung disease, Louise VAN LUVEN of London. Predeceased by her husband Ken (1985). Survived by her children Irene and Bill ZUEFELT, Carol and the late John ARMSTRONG, Gayle EDIGER, Nancy and Bob HARDESTY and Sherry and Dan AMARAL as well as her 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Chapel, 303 Riverside Drive, on Saturday, November 25th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Louise had a special love for her family and was blessed to be surrounded by three generations of her family when she left this world. Religion became very important to her and she was very proud of her recent certificate. Louise loved animals and was always making beds for the homeless animals within the Animal Love Foundation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Animal Love Foundation may be made by contacting animalovefoundation@hotmail.com or call 519-485-3244. (Westview Funeral Chapel (519) 641-1793 entrusted with arrangements).

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
BARNIER, James Lawrence " Larry"
Peacefully, on Thursday, November 23, 2006, at the Saint Thomas/Elgin General Hospital after a courageous battle with Parkinson's. James Lawrence " Larry" BARNIER in his 71st year. Loving husband of Sadie for over 47 years. Beloved Father of Bill (Jodi) BARNIER, Wendy (Jeff) STOCK, Robin (Jeff FERRIS) BARNIER. "Papa" Larry will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jami, Jill, Erric, Reed, Emily, Cooper and Bryer. Survived by a sister Bonnie VAN HOLLEN (late Glen) and brothers Ray (Anne) BARNIER, Claude (Phyllis) BARNIER, Dennis BARNIER, Douglas BARNIER and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Jill. Larry was born in Jeanette's Creek on August 28, 1936. Larry worked for Imperial Optical for 40 years in Saint Thomas as an Optician and most recently with Hakim Optical. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be conducted on Monday, November 27th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Parkinson's Society would be greatly appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
BRUDENELL, Mary (VICK)
Peacefully at Kensington Village Nursing Home on Saturday, November 18, 2006, Mary (VICK) BRUDENELL in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Fred BRUDENELL (1975.) Dear mother of Charles (Cathy,) loving grandmother of David, Spencer and Pierce. Member of the Rebecca Lodge, devoted volunteer, Life Time Honourary Volunteer at Kensington Village for 16 years, and an active member of St. Alban's Anglican Church. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, 1350 Huron Street, on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. The Rev. Canon Kim VAN ALLEN officiating.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-25 published
VAN BOMMEL, Mary Johanna
Peacefully with her family at her side at Victoria Hospital, on Friday, November 24th, 2006, Mary Johanna VAN BOMMEL in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of 47 years of "Harry" Henricus Antonius VAN BOMMEL of Belmont. Beloved mother of Marianne DEWEYERT (Wayne) of Woodstock, Anthony VAN BOMMEL (Paula) of Halifax and Patrick VAN BOMMEL (Suzanne) of Belmont. Much loved grandmother of Andrew and Nicole DEWEYERT; Harrison, Petra, Cali and Maria VAN BOMMEL. Dear sister of Chris and Mia DE KLEIN of Holland, Peter and Ria DE KLEIN of Crampton, John and Jopie DE KLEIN, Johanna and Sjaalk VAN BAKEL, both of Holland, Martin and Toos DE KLEIN of Labroquerie, Manitoba, Jean and Harry Goemans and Gerrie and Christine DE KLEIN, both of Holland. Sister-in-law of Gerry and Anne VAN BOMMEL of London, Mary DULISCH and the late Leo DULISCH of Dover, Tony and Toni VAN BOMMEL of Ilderton, Nelly and Adrian COUWENBERG of Burgessville, Martin and Shirley VAN BOMMEL of Chatham, Bill and Mary VAN BOMMEL of Belmont, Trudy and Ted THUSS of Strathroy, Cor and Kathy VAN BOMMEL of Chatham, Rene and Mary VAN BOMMEL of Parkhill and Josephine and Art O'NEILL of Fisherville. Mary, an avid gardener, was a member of the Catholic Women's League for close to 50 years, and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends in both Canada and Europe. Visitors will be receive in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. (between King and York) on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. in Holy Cross Church (corner Hamilton and Elm). Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Prayers Sunday at 8 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-26 published
VAN TASSEL, William
Violet VAN TASSEL and the family of the late William VAN TASSEL would like to take this opportunity to extend their sincere thanks to Rev. Roger LANDELL for his kind prayers and ministrations to those who sent flowers and other tokens of remembrance; to those who called at the funeral home to extend their sympathy and to their many kind Friends and neighbours for all their acts of kindness. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital for their care and kindness.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-01 published
KELLER, Barry James
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital surrounded by his family on Thursday November 30, 2006, Barry James KELLER of London in his 53rd year. Beloved husband of Joanne VAN KLINK. Dear son of Anna KELLER and predeceased by his father Rinehart KELLER. Dear brother of Lorne and Jean KELLER of Exeter, and Norma GROSART of Cookstown. Brother-in-law of Tony and Iola VAN KLINK, Rose and Wallace FITZGERALD, Ben and Cindy VAN KLINK, Bill VAN KLINK and Peter VAN KLINK. Also survived by his many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you to all the doctors and nurses on 5th and 6th floors for all their excellent care. Friends will be received by the family on Friday December 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation (for Cardiac Care Unit, University Hospital) 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6. Online condolences accepted at amgeorgefh.on.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-02 published
VAN BUSSEL, Chris
Deep in our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered everyday.
Your loving spirit continues to guide, strengthen and encourage us along the way.
Sadly missed by your family and Friends

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
VAN DIXHOORN, Janneke " Ann" (née HOEBË)
I heard the voice of Jesus say, Come unto me and rest. Our beloved Mom, Oma and Great-Oma entered into that eternal rest at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday December 3, in her 91st year. Born in Zeeland, The Netherlands on November 3, 1916, she was daughter of the late Adrianna Marina GEELHOEDT and Hendrik Johannes HOEBË. She will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by her children Ann WESTENDORP and her husband Herman of Cayuga Audrey HULST and her husband Rinus of Saint Thomas; Andries "Andy" and his wife Lynn of Cambridge; Hendrik "Henk" and his wife Thea of Union; Dianne PYPER and her husband Tom of Woodslee; John and his wife Lisa of Sioux Center, Iowa; and Peter and his wife Gwen of Port Stanley. Also sadly missed by 26 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, one sister and 3 sisters-in-law in The Netheralands and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Andy (2001), one son Dingeman Adriaan (1956), one sister and one brother in The Netherlands. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, on Tuesday December 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at the Bethel United Reformed Church, 49823 Talbot Line, Highway 3 East, Aylmer, on Wednesday December 6 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Al KORVEMAKER officiating with interment in Elmdale Cemetery, Saint Thomas. Special thanks and appreciation to The Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Fifth Floor staff, as well as Palliative Care staff. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Providence Reformed Collegiate Institute, Komoka or the Rehoboth Home, Springfield.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-05 published
VAN DYK, Stewart
In memory of Stewart, who passed away December 5th, 1996.
They who think that you are gone,
Because no more your face they see,
Are wrong -- for in our hearts you live.
And always will, in memory.
Sadly missed by Troy, Madison, Mitchell and Spencer.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-08 published
HOWE, Florence Jean (née LIDDLE)
At her residence on Wednesday, December 06, 2006. Florence Jean HOWE of R.R.#5 Aylmer in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert HOWE (1995.) Dear mother of Marilyn GREENWOOD of R.R.#5 Aylmer. Loved by her granddaughter Bonnie and husband Larry TOTH of Vancouver, British Columbia and great-grandchildren Brad and Bryan TOTH. Predeceased by a son Ron HOWE (1956) a son-in-law Gerry GREENWOOD (2004) and granddaughter Brenda (1962.) Born in Malahide Township Ontario on May 15, 1912 daughter of the late John and Mabel (VAN SLYKE) LIDDLE. Jean was a member of Saint Paul's United Church and a member of the Mary Martha Group of the church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on December 09, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On Line condolences may be made kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
DOCKX, Steve
Peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, December 10, 2006, Steve DOCKX of Tillsonburg, at the age of 72 years. Born in Berlaar, East Flanders, Belgium on June 24, 1934. Dear son of the late Jozef DOCKX, and the former late Jeanne DE CUYPER. Steve has resided in Tillsonburg, for the past 46 years, formerly of Langton area, member of Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg, 20 years in the Bakery Business, as Owner -- Operator of Dockx Bakery Tillsonburg. Also worked for Jack Graves Realty, for a number of years. Dear husband and best friend of 49 years to Thelma (VAN QUAETHEM) DOCKX. Loving father of Doctor Daniel and Mary DOCKX, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Jamie, Jennifer DOCKX. Dear brother of Joseph and Simonne DOCKX, R.R.#1 Clear Creek, Monica and Bob VAN BELLE, Tillsonburg. Survived by brother-in-law Steve and his wife Brenda VAN QUAETHEM, R.R.#2 Tillsonburg. Predeceased by 2 sisters Annie and Maria, a brother Dennis DOCKX (1996) and by a sister-in-law Nelly VAN QUAETHEM (1994). Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, until Wednesday, December 13, 2006, thence to Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg for Mass of Christian Burial at 2: 00 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) to Saint Mary's Youth Ministry, or the Tillsonburg, District Memorial Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation on Tuesday 3: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-15 published
GRAHAM, Pearl Lillian (née STOCKER)
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, December 14, 2006, at the Valleyview Home, Saint Thomas, "Went to be with the Lord", in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd M. GRAHAM (1988) and dearly loved mother Aggie CHATTERTON of Hepworth, Wilfred and his wife Micky GRAHAM of London and David GRAHAM of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Dorothy LUCAS of London and Virgina and her husband Eric KITTMER of Strathroy. Predeceased by 3 brothers Charles, Edward and Thomas and by 2 sisters Mildred GRAHAM and Nellie "Rickey" KAYLN and her step-mother Josephine. Loved grandmother of Jeffrey and his wife Helena CHATTERTON of Ottawa, Jodi CHATTERTON of Toronto, Michele and her husband Chris VAN BOXMEER of Lucan, Jon GRAHAM of Saint Thomas and Ryan GRAHAM of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Pearl was born in Saint Thomas on September 27, 1928, the daughter of the late Jack and Agnes (JACKSON) STOCKER. She was an active member of the Saint Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) throughout her life. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday afternoon and then to the Saint Thomas Christian Church, Wellington St. where funeral service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Christian Church.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
KELLER, Barry
Thank you to family, Friends and neighbours for the many cards of sympathy, phone calls, memorial gifts and visits after the passing of my beloved husband, Barry. Your love and support will be remembered always. A big hug and thank you to my dear friend, Karen, for being there for Barry throughout his illness. You were truly Barry's angel on earth. Special thanks to the 5th and 6th floor nursing staff and the cardiac and cardiology teams at University Hospital for giving Barry such excellent care. Joanne VAN KLINK

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
LOCKIE, Mary Lou
On December 16, 2006, peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at home surrounded by her family, Mary Lou LOCKIE, of Dunnville, passed away in her 66th year. Beloved wife for 46 years of Bill LOCKIE Sr. Loving mother of Bill LOCKIE Jr. and wife Sandy of Norwich, Brenda and husband Barry RICKER of Dunnville, and Barb and husband Mike VAN MIL of Hagersville. Cherished grandmother of Brent and Eric RICKER, and Kyle and Nicole VAN MIL. Survived by four brothers and four sisters. Predeceased by her parents and one brother. Friends will be received at Ballard-Minor Funeral Home, 315 Broad St. E., Dunnville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday December 20, 2006 with Rev. Donna BAUMAN/BOWMAN- WOODALL officiating. Interment to follow at Windecker Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Windecker Cemetery Board or Make A Wish Foundation. Ballard-Minor (905) 774-7277. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-19 published
LOCKIE, Mary Lou
On December 16, 2006, peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at home surrounded by her family, Mary Lou LOCKIE, of Dunnville, passed away in her 66th year. Beloved wife for 46 years of Bill LOCKIE Sr. Loving mother of Bill LOCKIE Jr. and wife Sandy of Norwich, Brenda and husband Barry RICKER of Dunnville, and Barb and husband Mike VAN MIL of Hagersville. Cherished grandmother of Brent and Eric RICKER, and Kyle and Nicole VAN MIL. Survived by four brothers and four sisters. Predeceased by her parents and one brother. Friends will be received at Ballard-Minor Funeral Home, 315 Broad Street East, Dunnville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday December 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Donna BAUMAN/BOWMAN- WOODALL officiating. Interment to follow at Windecker Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Windecker Cemetery Board or Make A Wish Foundation. Ballard-Minor (905) 774-7277. On-line condolences at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
VAN DYK, Maria
The family of the late Maria VAN DYK would like to express their sincere thanks to their family and Friends for all their support and acts of kindness. Thank you to Father Rick DALES for the meaningful service. Thanks also to Caressant Care Nursing Home, London Health Sciences Centre Dialysis Unit for all their compassionate care; to the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home and the Legion Ladies for the nice luncheon.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-26 published
SHOEBOTTOM, Mae Hannah
Passed on peacefully with loved ones at her side at Extendicare on Saturday, December 23, 2006 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Harold SHOEBOTTOM and daughter of Sinda and Charles QUICK. Mae was a life-long resident of London and will be dearly missed by her many Friends and nephews Bruce AGNEW, Dennis, Gary, Terry and Ron QUICK, nieces Sinda DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Sandra VAN PATTER and Gloria ROBINSON and a special friend Ted JACKSON. The family would like to thank the staff of Extendicare for their dedicated care. Friends may call during the hour preceding the funeral service which will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, on Wednesday, December 27 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Saint_John's Cemetery, Arva. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be gratefully acknowledged

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
VAN LUYK, Stephen Jan
Suddenly in London on Saturday, December 24, 2006. Beloved husband of Klara. Loving father of Rebecca, Lauren, and Connor. Dear son of Mary GRAYHURST. Brother of Sandra and her husband Jack, Terry and her husband Carmine, Brian and his wife Lisa. Predeceased by his father Jan and sister Leslie. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Steve's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, December 29 at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to an Education Trust Fund for Steve's children (Bank of Montreal Acct. 8100372, 338 Wellington Rd., London, Ontario N6C 4P6) would be gratefully acknowledged.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-29 published
DEN DEKKER, Martin
At the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday December 28, 2006, Martin DEN DEKKER of R.R.#3 Tillsonburg in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Teya (VAN MANEN.) Loving father of Case and wife Jannette of R.R.#1 Norwich, Dick and wife Wendy of R.R.#1 Norwich, May HILDEBRANT of London, Teresa and husband Henry KAMP of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Liz and husband Gary BOUWHEER of Courtland, Henrietta and husband Mike VANDERSPEK of Norwich. He will be missed by his 20 grandchildren. Survived by 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Predeceased by 1 grand_son. Friends will be received at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Main St. E., Norwich on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation on Saturday December 30, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. D.V. Rev. J. SPAANS officiating. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Research or Rehoboth Christian School. No flowers please. Arrangements entrusted to The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, Norwich, (519) 863-3020.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
VAN DE WIELE, Alida (née VAN DAELE)
Peacefully, passed away at the Maple Manor, Tillsonburg, on Thursday, December 28th, 2006, with her family by her side, Alida (VAN DAELE) VAN DE WIELE, formerly of R.R.#1 Courtland at the age of 88 years. Alida was born July 19, 1918 in Wingene, W.F., Belgium, daughter of the late Rene VAN DAELE and the late former Maria POLLEFLIET. Predeceased by her beloved husband Victor VAN DE WIELE (January 3, 1993.) Much loved mother of: Richard VAN DE WIELE and his wife Simonne of R.R.#1 Delhi; Jean and her husband Jerome DONCK of R.R.#1 Courtland; Elaine and her husband Boyd ARMSTRONG of Tillsonburg. Proud and loving grandmother of eight grandchildren: Lynne and Steve DUQUETTE, Joanne and Michael KIMURA, Rick VAN DE WIELE and Marleen, Rose-Anne and Kent McLELLAN; Jerry DONCK and Adele, Jeanine and Rick ASSEL, James DONCK and Jodi and Christopher ARMSTRONG and friend Julia and fifteen great-grandchildren. Survived by two sisters: Suzanne and her husband Walter DEFREYNE of Langton, Vivian and her husband John HAHN of Tillsonburg and nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a brother Remi VAN DAELE (1986) and a sister Julia (LeSage) GEKIERE (2006.) Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the family on Monday, January 1, 2007 from 2 to 4: 30 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial to be said on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison St. W., Tillsonburg by Rev. Father Matthew GEORGE. Interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Langton. Memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the "Alzheimers Society" or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. C.W.L. Prayers are Monday at 4 p.m. Parish Prayers are Monday at 7 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-04 published
VAN MASSENHOVEN, Adriana
In loving memory of our mom and grandma, Adriana, who passed away January 5, 2002.
We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
All we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which well never part
God has you in His keeping
We have you in our hearts.
Forever in our hearts, Bonnie, Ron, Derek and Chad; Judy, Nick, Sharaya, and Brady

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-04 published
VAN MASSENHOVEN, Adriana (February 16, 1936-January 5, 2002)
Its hard to believe you left us four years ago
How much things have changed so
Your baking, crocheting, your smile, your gentle touch
We remember and miss so much.
Today you are still with us in everything we do
The memories we share, we will never forget you.
Love, Marion and Doug Smith, and families

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-10 published
VAN DYK, Henk
Surrounded by his loving family, the Lord, his Saviour, took to Himself, our loving husband, father, and Opa, Henk VAN DYK, on Friday, January 6, 2006, at the age of 80. Deeply loved by his wife, Tina VAN DYK (née DE RUITER) and his children, Robert and Ann VAN DYK, Elizabeth and Gord WONG, Ingrid and Michael TRAVASSOS, Paul and Laurie VAN DYK, Mark, Steven, Fran, and Tessa VAN DYK. Beloved Opa of Devon, Zachary, Erik, Brandon, Natasha, Andrew, Austin, and Carmen. Survived by his three older sisters in Holland. Predeceased by his parents, Dirk and Grietje VAN DYK, and his six older brothers. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law Herman and Ricky DE RUITER, Frank and Freda DE RUITER, Joanne and the late Dick KIRKPATRICK (2003,) and Elizabeth DE RUITER; as well as many nieces and nephews. Dad was a member of Westmount Christian Reformed church, and the proud owner of Strathroy Print and Litho. Dad was driven by the spirit of the community; devoting his entire life to the betterment of the Town of Strathroy. He was a proud member of the Strathroy Lions Club for over 40 years, and established the Strathroy Lions television Bingo, and Lions television Auction. Dad was the founding member of the Strathroy-Caradoc Minor Soccer Association and remained active in soccer for over 45 years. Dad had 12 years experience in municipal politics in the Town of Strathroy; as a Councillor (1982-1991), and as Reeve (1991-1994). Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Monday, January 9, from 7-9 p.m., beginning with a special Lions Club service at 6: 45 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 11 at 11 a.m., Westmount Christian Reformed Church, 405 Drury Lane, Strathroy. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Lions Club would be gratefully appreciated by the family, which will be designated to Dads final, uncompleted fund-raising project; to finish and dedicate the patient-family dining room, in the newly-constructed Strathmere Lodge. We give thanks to you, O God, for his life with us. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Henk.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-04-11 published
VEREYKEN, John Martinus
Suddenly, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, April 6, 2006, John Martinus VEREYKEN of Strathroy, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Ann (TIMMERS.) Loving father of Marion and Shaun BEACH of Windsor and Maurice and Sarah VEREYKEN of Elmira and grandfather of Alexander, Marlies, and Daniel. Dear brother of Pieta and Harvey SCHROEDER, Martin and Cathy VEREYKEN, sister Anne REGIER, Archie and Nellie VEREYKEN, Mary and Martin VAN ROOY and Frank and Joan VEREYKEN. He will also be missed by his many family and Friends in Holland. Predeceased by his sister Paula. John lived life to the fullest every day and was a proud and active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7570. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, April 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy, on Monday, April 10 at 11 a.m. with Father John SHARP officiating. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, Strathroy. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to John.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-07-11 published
WIENDELS, Ray Gerardus
Peacefully, at his home in Strathroy, surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 7, 2006, in his 78th year, Ray Gerardus WIENDELS, beloved husband for 49 years of Hendrika (Mary) (VAN DEN HOVEN) WIENDELS. Loving father and grandfather of Betty and Tanya WIENDELS Nick and Colleen, Julia, Laura, and Lisa WIENDELS; Tilly and Bill, Yvonne, Joyce, Gregory, and Jacklyn SCHEURMAN; George and Rianne, Erika, Monique, and Marc WIENDELS; Maria and Lane, Ben, Jonathan, and Daniel LEMON; John, Christie and Samantha WIENDELS and Pauline and Jo, Riley, Kolton, and Evan SLEGERS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Hank (2002) and Truus WIENDELS, Annie and Hein (2005) HENDRIKSEN, Mies VAN LANGEN, Gerrit and Alie WIENDELS, Mary WIENDELS, Jo and Mini WIENDELS; all from the Netherlands. Dear brother-in-law of John and Anne VAN DEN HOVEN of Sarnia, Gerda and Frans (1995) WEISSCHER of the Netherlands, Martha and Frank (2005) FRACALANZA of Sarnia, Adrian and Monica VAN DEN HOVEN of Kingsville, Mary and John VAN VEEN of Woodstock, Theresa and Herman NAUS of Strathroy, Bill VAN DEN HOVEN of Petrolia, and Nelly and Bud HYDE of Sarnia. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, in Strathroy, on Monday, July 10, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 6: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was conducted on Tuesday, July 11 at All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Strathroy at 11 a.m. with interment following at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Father John SHARP celebrant. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider the Strathroy and District Right to Life or the All Saints Parish Building Fund. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ray.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-03 published
VAN GRINSVEN, Tiny
In memory of a very special person, Tiny VAN GRINSVEN, who left us October 2, 2005.
To Mom, a poem was the greatest gift
She knew it was heartfelt and gave her a lift.
With love, poems were written and read
With a rhyming verse, we said what needed to be said.
Our poems are a family tradition
Mom would sit and write hers in the kitchen.
Our verses were often quite funny
To her, valued more than mere money.
Moms Friends were important to her and very dear
We know who you are, because you were all there.
When folks are talking and reminisce about Mom
They use one common word and it is Fun!
She was an avid gardener, with a green thumb
She'd be planting, fertilizing, weeding and then some.
When her work was completed in the yard
She loved bowling and also playing cards.
Be it a joke or a story, Mom amused everyone
My, but did she enjoy having Fun!
She was a caring and compassionate grandmother
12 grandchildren could wish for no other.
She was a great-grandma to three
Yes, there was… still room on her knee.
Mom helped run the business
To this we were all witness.
She was a wonderful wife
To John, The Love of Her Life.
She remained so strong
Even after Dad was gone
She never quit doing for others
This was the woman we (so proudly, called Mother.
Then our time came to take care of you
And we all felt it was important to do.
When you needed us, we rallied around
We were all there, Mom, I'm sure youd be proud.
The love you shared throughout your years
We will cherish and remember, despite the tears.
This poem to you will not be the last
Well be talking to you, as we remember the past.
With love forever, your family

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-03 published
VAN GRINSVEN, Tiny
In memory of Tiny VAN GRINSVEN, who passed away October 2, 2005.
A year has gone by without you now
And I still struggle with why and how.
You raised us all to care for others
As brothers, sisters, and mothers.
Yet, here we are without you
And we really dont know what to do.
I sometimes think you taught us too well
On our own problems you said never to dwell.
When Dad passed on, that lesson pulled us through
We had not to think of our loss, but the loss for others like you.
But now you're both gone, and our grief is ours alone
Our family has changed in ways no one could have known.
In honour of your spirit, this poem cant be all sad
We miss you so much, but are happy to know youre with Dad.
We see your Friends and, with a smile, they mention your name
They squeeze our hand and say they still miss your card game.
Your grandchildren still admire and brag about all you did
Your costumes, jokes, and gummy bears, you were the biggest kid.
Your roses still bloom, their scent is divine
The only difference is their garden is now mine.
Your strength, your humour, your love will never die
It carries on in our hearts and in the tears we still cry.
We cry and we laugh, we gather and we go our separate ways
We reminisce of years gone by and we pray for better days.
If I had just one wish, it would be for me
To be the kind of wife and mother I've always known you to be.
Dream a little dream of me.
All my love, Teresa FISCHTNER

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-24 published
CUDDY, A.M. "Mac"
On October 18, 2006, A.M. (Mac) CUDDY, after a heroic battle with Multiple Sclerosis, passed away at his home in Strathroy, 6 days prior to his 87th birthday. Survived by his wife Patricia (VAN OMEN) CUDDY, formerly of Scottsdale, Arizona, and children Bruce, Barbara, Douglas, Robert, Brian, and Peter and sisters-in-law Marguerite CUDDY, Marie CUDDY, and Kerri MALONE. Mac was the loving poppa of Christopher, Laura, Alison, Brent, Breck, Alexander, Trevor, Kristin, Ryan, Taylor, Lindsay, Cameron, Ben, Rachelle, Jeffrey, Sean, Drew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Emily, and Michael and great-grandfather of Jackson, Benjamin, Carson, and Caroline. Predeceased by mother Harriet V. (McINROY) CUDDY and father Alfred W. CUDDY; his first wife Dilys CUDDY (1988) and brothers George (1990) and Gordon (2000) CUDDY. MAC CUDDY was born in Adelaide Township, the first son of Alfred W. CUDDY and Harriet V. McINROY) CUDDY. He attended Strathroy Collegiate and graduated from the Ontario Agriculture College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (horticulture) in 1942. He has a distinguished military career (1942-1945) serving in Europe and attaining the rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Army. In 1950, he bought a 100-acre farm near Strathroy, where he founded Cuddy Farms. Under Macs guidance, the company grew into an international company, supplying turkey eggs to numerous countries around the world as well as into further processing of turkey and chicken. Mac was truly a pioneer, an innovator in developing techniques for year-round breeding of turkeys, in developing the white turkey with George NICHOLAS who was a great friend of his and in developing other innovations for commercial turkey breeding. At one time, one out of every six turkeys sold anywhere in the world came from the Cuddy Farms turkey eggs. A private funeral and burial was held on Saturday, October 21, 2006. A public memorial service, to celebrate his life, will be held Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the Portuguese Canadian Club in Strathroy at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy (519-245-1023), entrusted with arrangements.
A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mac.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-24 published
“Mac” CUDDY was a local icon
Mac CUDDY, an icon in the Canadian agricultural business world for over 50 years and a strong supporter of his local community in Strathroy, has died.
Mr. CUDDY, 86, died of complications from multiple sclerosis at his home north of Strathroy last Wednesday, October 18. His wife and daughter were by his side.
Best known for his turkey producing operation, Mr. CUDDY made a lasting impression on Strathroy residents, both through providing employment opportunities and making generous donations to local charities and special events.
Mr. CUDDY grew up in Kerwood. In 1950, after returning home from the Second World War, he bought a family farm in Adelaide Township north of Strathroy. He invested $3,000 in a 100-acre farm and bought 1,500 turkeys. Thus began Cuddy Farms.
Over the years, his family farm grew into an international corporation that spanned two continents and became the world's largest supplier of day-old poults and hatching eggs. Cuddy Food Products became one of the country's largest producers of further-processed turkey and chicken products.
According to Strathroy-Caradoc Mayor Mel VEALE, Mr. CUDDY always had a vision and a reason to get up in the morning.
“He will be truly missed,” said Mayor VEALE. “Mac was certainly part of the Strathroy-Caradoc fabric. He provided many job opportunites locally through his large company, and never turned down requests to help in the community.&rdquo
The Strathroy-Caradoc flag at the municipal office was flown at half-mast until after Mr. CUDDY's funeral.
According to Steve DOWN, president of the Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce, Mr. CUDDY had a major impact on the social and economic development of the area.
“Mac never lost touch with his own community, as his company expanded onto the international stage,” said Mr. DOWN. “Through his marketing efforts, Strathroy has gained recognition as the Turkey Capital of Canada.&rdquo
In addition to building an empire in the business world, Mr. CUDDY was always aware of the many needs of the community.
He donated a great deal towards special events in the Strathroy area including Turkeyfest and many sporting events.
The Strathroy Lions Club has had a long and rich relationship with Mac CUDDY and Cuddy Farms.
“Mac was a very friendly, down-to-earth, community-minded, astute businessman,” said Lion Don GEDDY. “We have a very good working relationship when it comes to organizing Turkeyfest every year.&rdquo
In 2002, the community honoured Mr. CUDDY's decades of support through the naming of the sports field next to the old Strathroy District Collegiate Institute.
At the time, the late Henk VAN DYK had many kind words about Mr. CUDDY.
“Without Mac CUDDY there are a lot of things that would never have happened in this town,” said Mr. VAN DYK.
Mr. CUDDY lent his support to everything from minor soccer to the Canada Day celebrations, to Turkeyfest and the Easter Seals campaign. He was the honourary spokesperson for the 2005 Multiple Sclerosis Walk in Strathroy.
Over the years, Mr. CUDDY was the recipient of many special honours for his work. He received an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Guelph for his achievements in international agriculture and food processing, and was named “Master Entrepreneur&rdquo in Ontario's first Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 1994.
He was named to the London Business Hall of Fame in 1995, and was inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1999.
A private funeral service was held at First Baptist Church on Saturday, October 21.
A public memorial service is planned for this Saturday, October 28, at the Portuguese Canadian Club, beginning at 2 p.m.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-11-22 published
VAN MASSENHOVEN, Cornell " Slim"
In loving memory of our dear father, and grandfather, Cornell (Slim) VAN MASSENHOVEN, who passed away November 26, 2004.
So often do we reminisce and share a laugh or two
Fondly telling stories of the things you'd say and do.
And although our hearts are heavy
With sorrow we still bear
It helps to bring us comfort
Knowing you are happy there.
Always loved and remembered by Judy, Nick, Sharaya and Brady Bonnie, Ron, Derek, and Chad
Forever in our hearts.

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VAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-11-22 published
VAN MASSENHOVEN, Cornell " Slim"
In loving memory of Cornell (Slim) dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who passed away 2 years ago, November 26, 2004.
Time slips by but memories stay
We feel your presence every day
There are so many things we miss
The memories will last forever.
The things we miss most of all
Are the times we shared together.
Forever in our hearts, Doug and

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VAN o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-20 published
VAN HUIZEN, Debbie
Suddenly at Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto on Saturday, March 18, 2006 in her 42nd year. Beloved daughter of Ynie and the late Alle VAN HUIZEN of Campbellford. Dear sister of Gert and Byron TURNER, Margaret and Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR, Ida and Leonard DOHERTY, Nick and Anne VAN HUIZEN, Teresa and Kevin FREE all of Campbellford, Bill and Kathy VAN HUIZEN of Ennismore, Alma and Phil TAILOR/TAYLOR of Roseneath, Brenda and David LINDSAY of Pickering, the late Jim and Rita VAN HUIZEN. Lovingly remembered by 8 nieces, 8 nephews, 1 great-niece and 1 great-nephew. Friends are invited to call at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, 77 Second Street, Campbellford from 12-2 p.m., Wednesday. Service to be held in the E.W. Al Weaver chapel, on Wednesday, March 22nd at 2 p.m. Rev. Steve BOND officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Rotary Club of Campbellford or Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com "You Will Miss One Person I Will Miss You All"

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VAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-05-12 published
VAN SCHOONHOVEN, Donelda Elizabeth “Dee&rdquo
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, May 5, 2006 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 55th year. Dee, loving wife of Stan HORNETT. Cherished mother of Jason and Michiko VAN SCHOONHOVEN, Stuart VAN SCHOONHOVEN, and Saunya and Gary PERIGO. Dear grandmother of Parker, Abbie, Akane and Ryo. Dee will be missed by her sister Mary (Robert) HUNTER. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Fawcett Funeral Home -- Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, at 3: 00 p.m., with visitation prior to the service from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada in Dee's honour. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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VAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-05-17 published
VAN NIEKERK, Johannes " Pete"
Suddenly, on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at the Strathaven Lifecare Centre in Bowmanville, at age 87. Pete VAN NIEKERK formerly of Stayner, beloved husband of the late Maria (née VAN MIL.) Loved father of Marion (Hans DICKHOFF), John (Yvonne), Peter, Gary (Carol), Andy (Lori), and Ron (Colleen). Pete will also be sadly missed by his 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The family of Pete VAN NIEKERK will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday, May 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street (Hwy 7A) in Port Perry on Friday, May 12th at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Peter LACKMANEC officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Stayner at 3: 30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com
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VAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-15 published
VRIESE, Johanna (née VAN BOOK)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Johanna VRIESE of Saint Thomas and formerly of Wasaga Beach on Monday November 13, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 82nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Adriaan and Johanna VAN BOOK. Beloved wife of the late Harry VRIESE (May 1, 1997.) Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Loving mother of Mrs. Cathy LAWLER and her husband Len of Saint Thomas, and Ms. Diana DOYLE and her husband Brian NIGHTINGALE of Collingwood. Special Oma to Jon LAWLER and Kyle NIGHTINGALE. Special sister-in-law and aunt to many relatives throughout Canada and Holland. Dear friend to Patricia LAWLER and everyone at Wellington Mews in Saint Thomas. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday afternoon and then to the First Christian Reformed Church, Saint Thomas for funeral service at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Wednesday from 2:30 to 4: 30 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Stayner-Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sick Children's Hospital in London or Toronto or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Respiratory Care Unit.
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VAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-11-22 published
LAMERS, Harry
Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, November 17th, 2006. Harry LAMERS of Barrie, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Gerarda (VAN DER VENNE) LAMERS. Dear father of Herman, Peter, Harry Jr. (Bev,) Jerry (Pat,) Mary Ann (Larry) WORSNOP, Margaret (Randy) MERCIER, and Agnes (Ivan) Martinez RICARDO. Loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Gerry, Martin, Len, and Rita CALDWELL. Predeceased by children Nancy and Gerard, brothers John, Henry, and Albert, and sister Maria. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Knights of Columbus service will be held at 7: 15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held from Saint Mary's Church (65 Amelia Street), Barrie on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com
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VAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-12-20 published
McDERMID, John Archibald “Jack&rdquo
Passed away suddenly on Tuesday December 12, 2006 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, in his 66th year. Jack of Stayner, beloved husband of Ella. Loving father of Diane and her husband Wayne VAN DER VELDT of Welland and Mark and his wife Kate of Mount Forest. Cherished son of Elvera and the late Jim McDERMID. Dear brother of Wayne and Jerry. Jack will also be sadly missed by the Klinck family, his many nieces, nephews and relatives. 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. Thursday December 14, 2006. Funeral Service was held at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, County Road 124, Nottawa, on Friday December 15, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.generations.on.ca.
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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
HAMPSON, William Gordon
Peacefully and surrounded by his children at the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington on Wednesday morning March 8th, 2006, in his 75th year. William Gordon HAMPSON was predeceased by his beloved wife Cynthia HAMPSON (1979.) Loving father of Robert and his wife Tina, Paul, Cynthia VAN RAVENSTEIN and her husband Derek, Margaret WINDICH and her husband Jeff. Loving grandfather known as "Pops" to his six beautiful granddaughters, Laura, Michelle, Kelly, Emily, Robyn and Kaitlyn. Gordon was a journalist/photographer for 21 years at The Hamilton Spectator, where he was a City Hall reporter, and Queen's Park Correspondent. Retired Senior Ontario Civilian Commissioner on Police Services. Member, Board of Governors at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital (1972-1986). Past President St. George Benevolent Society. Past Warden and long term member Christ's Church Cathedral. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James Street, Hamilton, on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
WILSON, Douglas Kerr
Peacefully in his sleep on March 7, 2006 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital after a long illness. Born June 14, 1928 in Singapore of Scottish parents, Douglas lived in England until 1969 when he moved his family to Toronto, Canada. Douglas is survived by his sisters: Betty (Alex) of Middleton-on-Sea, England and Eleanor, of Dumfries. Scotland. Douglas will be greatly missed by Sheila, his devoted wife of 55 years, his children Alexander (Susan), Debi VAN DUIN, William (Lynn), Edward (Liz) and Richard (Annie). Also by his grandchildren, Marisa (Ryan), Jana, Kirsten, Rory, Cameron, Anna and his great-granddaughter, Avery. Douglas will also be remembered by his many Friends and colleagues. In a long and distinguished career as a teacher and professor of Art, Douglas enriched the lives of countless students. He was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus following his retirement from the Department of Interior Design, Ryerson University. There will be a Memorial Service at 10: 00 a.m on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at The Simple Alternative Funeral Chapel, 275 Lesmill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V1 (T: 416-441-1580). There will be no public viewing. In accordance with his wishes, Douglas will be cremated on Monday March 13, 2006. "Here's tae us wha's like us - damn few an there aw deid".

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
Kenneth MAXTED, Officer And Clergyman (1931-2006)
He was a soldier-turned-priest who brought a military bearing to the clergy, writes Sandra MARTIN. He loved ceremony and uniforms and, with a bristling moustache, always looked the part -- irrespective of vocation
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
There were uniforms, medals, honorary guards and the robust singing of hymns as the many parts of Rev. Ken MAXTED's life came together Thursday afternoon at Saint_James Cathedral. The church was packed for the service that Canon MAXTED had himself planned, even to the designation of who should give the homily. Don't talk about me, Canon MAXTED said in his written funeral instructions to Rev. Mark SARGENT, a Catholic priest: Preach the gospels.
A self-defined soldier-priest who served in Korea and then became an ordained Anglican priest, Canon MAXTED was a community activist, a traditionalist and a great burly fellow who loved a joke and knew how to tell a story. "There was never an atheist in a foxhole," said Charles SCOT- BROWN, a retired soldier and family friend, attributing Mr. MAXTED's dual vocation to his upbringing in a family that went to church and "believed in God and the King, and when the King blew the whistle you joined."
He loved ceremony and uniforms and he looked the part, standing 6 feet 5 inches, with flaming red hair, a bristling mustache and a booming voice. In the mid-1970s, in addition to his duties as a clergyman, a reservist and an elected school official, Canon MAXTED began working as a volunteer aide de camp for Ontario's Lieutenant-Governors. In the next 20 years, he served Pauline McGibbon, John Aird Black, Lincoln Alexander and Henry N.R. JACKMAN.
"Nobody stood as tall as he did in his scarlet uniform, with all the gold braid and piles of medals," said Mr. JACKMAN, remembering a time, in the early 1990s, when Bob Rae was premier of Ontario. Mr. Rae was explaining the parliamentary system to a group of schoolchildren and Canon MAXTED was standing to attention behind him, recalled Mr. JACKMAN. Afterward, one of the children was asked what he thought of the premier. "He looked magnificent, but he didn't say anything," the student said, complaining that "the little guy beside him did all the talking."
Major The Reverend Canon Kenneth MAXTED was born in Toronto, the elder of two children of Edward Kenneth (Ted) MAXTED (a professional soldier who had joined the Canadian army in 1921 at 12 as a bugle boy and retired 40 years later as a major) and his wife Mary Eileen Patricia HOWARD. Both sides of the family had served in the military going back at least three generations.
Canon MAXTED grew up in Toronto with his younger sister Patricia and attended Parkdale Collegiate. Too young to serve in the Second World War, he enlisted as a private in the Irish Regiment in 1948 when he was 17. "He was always an intense, energetic, mischievous kid," said Mr. SCOT- BROWN, who served with Canon MAXTED's father. "He could pull the craziest practical jokes, but his pranks never hurt anybody."
Canon MAXTED qualified as a reserve officer in 1951 and as an infantry officer in the regular forces the following year. A member of the now defunct Canadian Guards, he served in Germany with North Atlantic Treaty Organization Forces and in Korea with the United Nations forces in 1953 for a year-long tour of duty.
Before he returned to Canada, he gave a speech to the South Korean soldiers, deploring "the thousands of homeless and the hungry children begging for food" and the "rubble and shell-torn cities" and paying tribute to the people "of the Land of the Morning Calm" and their "never-failing determination to survive as a free and independent nation." In return, they gave him a South Korean flag. Forty years later, Mr. MAXTED gave the flag to his son Kevin to take back to South Korea when he taught English there for a year in 1996. The flag is now part of a display about the Korean War at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto.
Back in Canada, Canon MAXTED was stationed at Camp Ipperwash, about an hour's drive from London, Ontario One evening in September of 1954, he went to a dance at the London Arena. There he spotted a young Dutch immigrant named Hendrina VAN DER MOER. He asked her to dance and she accepted. Six months later, on St. Patrick's Day, he proposed. They were married on December 15, 1955, in a military wedding at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London. Three children followed: Pamela, Sean and Kevin.
Canon MAXTED, who had always been a devout Christian, decided to study for the ministry and enrolled in the Faculty of Theology at Huron College in the University of Western Ontario in 1960. "The military and the church were always entwined in him," said his wife, who was not surprised when her husband came home one day and said he wanted to leave the regular army and study theology.
One of his fellow students was retired Archbishop Terry FINLAY. "He used to lighten our studies by coming up with an occasional military term to keep our worship in order, but underneath all that, there was a strong commitment to the faith.
"As his archbishop, I found his approach much more conservative than mine, but we were able to work together," Archbishop FINLAY said, declining to elaborate on the specific issues, other than to confirm that Canon MAXTED was a traditionalist.
He was ordained as an Anglican deacon in 1963, and a priest in 1964. He served in a number of Toronto parishes as he climbed the ecclesiastical career ladder, including Saint Anne's, Saint_John's York Mills, St. Luke's in East York and historic Holy Trinity Church in the middle of downtown Toronto, adjacent to the Eaton Centre.
This appointment was controversial. Holy Trinity, one of the oldest surviving Anglican churches in Toronto, had a dwindling but radical congregation and was in danger of being overpowered by commercial development. The late Archbishop Lewis GARNSWORTHY decided to put himself in direct charge of the church in February of 1977. He appointed Canon MAXTED, who had served under him at Saint_John's York Mills, Vicar in May, 1977, in a move that many observers felt was autocratic and designed to make the church conform to traditional ideas of parish outreach. Five months later, Archbishop GARNSWORTHY issued a statement saying there were irregularities in the ministry, function, government and Anglican tradition at the church and announced he was setting up a commission to recommend corrective action.
Many parishioners were outraged, but Canon MAXTED proved an adept conciliator and "stabilized" the situation, according to Very Rev. Douglas STOUTE, dean of Saint_James Cathedral and one of the celebrants at Canon MAXTED's funeral. "He always had a military bearing and his immersion in military culture made him respect authority and hierarchy, but he never took it too seriously," said Dean STOUTE. " Behind his military facade, he was a gentle spirit and a man of great compassion. He had a huge sense of humour and was a wonderful raconteur."
A year later, he was named an honorary Canon of Saint_James Cathedral, an appointment that allowed a clever editor at The Globe and Mail to top a news story about a robbery at Holy Trinity in 1984 with the headline: "Canon weighs down thief." Apparently, Canon MAXTED had noticed a man grappling with a customer and an employee of the church's café and wrestled the suspect to the ground where he sat on him. "I'm a former infantry officer, so I knew what to do," the burly soldier-priest said. "I may be 52, but I'm still good for one round." After the thief was incarcerated, Canon MAXTED visited him in jail.
In addition to his duties to the Church (he was regional dean of Saint_James Deanery from 1980-1984 and chaplain of the Fort York Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Royal Canadian Military Institute and 54 Division Toronto Police Services) and to the military, where he served in the reserves from 1960 to 1986, Canon MAXTED was a school board trustee in East York from 1974 to 1994 and chair of the East York Board of Education from 1986-92. He also acted in a senior capacity on a number of community organizations from the Metro Folk Arts Council to Toronto-Amsterdam Twin Cities Committee to the East York Cancer Society.
Speaking about Canon MAXTED's intense level of activity, his old friend Mr. SCOT- BROWN said this was typical of an infantry officer. "In the infantry, you were always taking care of your men. When something had to be done, you didn't look at it -- you fixed it. You got on with it."
Besides his service decorations, including the Order of Military Merit, he was awarded the Centennial Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal. He was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and an engaged and energetic family man, performing weddings and baptisms as his children grew and multiplied. And he started what many would consider a new career, as a member of three federal administrative tribunals, the Canadian Pension Commission, the Veterans Review and Appeal Board and the Canadian Forces Grievance Board.
About a year ago, he appeared to be suffering from laryngitis but it turned out to be non-Hodgkins lymphoma that had manifested itself in a tumour in his throat. He started chemotherapy last September, but his immune system couldn't stave off infections. "He liked to set goals," Ms. MAXTED said about her husband, mentioning that no matter how ill he was, he wanted to live long enough to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in December. Instead, she reminded him on St. Patrick's Day that he had made it to the 50th anniversary of their engagement. He died the next day.
Major the Rev. Canon Kenneth Edward MAXTED was born on June 23, 1931, in Toronto. He died of complications from cancer on March 18, 2006. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, Hendrina, his children Pamela, Sean and Kevin, two grandchildren, his sister and two nephews.

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CHAPMAN, The Rev. John Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.Min.
Suddenly at home in London on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Born Toronto, 1927. Studied English at U of T. Converted to faith in Christ upon reading "The City of God" by St. Augustine. Joined United Church which stood for unity and liberty. Studied theology at Emmanuel College. Ordained 1953. Married classmate Mary Elizabeth MacVICAR, 1953 (ordained 1969.) Parents of Anna (Robert TUMCHEWICS, Yellowknife); Moira (Frank DUNN, Waterloo); the late Sylvia (1958-68) Lex, Ottawa (Sheila LINDSAY). "Grandad" of Alicia, Louise, John TUMCHEWICS; Laura, Mary Anne DUNN; Joshua, Cara CHAPMAN. Served Spirit River, Alberta (1953-6); Westboro, Ottawa (1956-7); North Gower (1957-68). Studied at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (1968-9). Served Wellburn Pastoral Charge (1969-77). Shared ministry Saint Paul's-Botany with Beth (1977-87) and The Rev. Masaoki HOSHINO from Hachirogata, Japan (1985-88). Supply Robinson Memorial, London; intentional interim minister of Calvary Memorial, Kitchener and of Knox, Embro. Retired in London, 1990. Student of I Samuel, the tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel. Beneficiary of psychiatric care from 1956 on. Predeceased by parents Turner and Jean; brother, Ron. Brother-in-law of Isobel CHAPMAN (Bobcaygeon) Marion BOYCE, Toronto (Wilf); Malcolm MacVICAR, London (Dianne). Uncle of Mike CHAPMAN, London; Steve CHAPMAN, Ottawa; Jeffrey BOYCE, Las Vegas (Barbara LANGE); Martha BOYCE, Toronto (David MIKELBERG); Roger BOYCE, Los Angeles (Marianne); Brian MacVICAR (Toronto); Mary Kay MacVICAR, Victoria (Peter REYNOLDS). Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 1 at 3: 00 p.m. in Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, by Rev. Frank VAN VEEN. Interment at a later date at Rideauvale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. As Doug loved flowers and opera, those who wish to make a memorial might consider the gift of a plant to someone who suffers from emotional illness, or make a donation to The London Guild of the Canadian Opera Company, c/o Dr. David STANLEY- PORTER, 509 Canterbury Rd., London, Ontario N6G 2N5. "Humble is the password of the wise." Abbie Huston Evans

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VAN REMORTEL, Lieve
After a struggle with cancer on March 30th, 2006 in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Henry. Dear mother to Paul and his wife Maureen, and Mark. Proud grandmother of Taylor, Sophie, and Cole. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge, one block south of Lawrence), on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, M7Y 5M1.

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CHAPMAN, The Rev. John Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.Min.
Suddenly at home in London on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Born Toronto, 1927. Studied English at U of T. Converted to faith in Christ upon reading "The City of God" by St. Augustine. Joined United Church which stood for unity and liberty. Studied theology at Emmanuel College. Ordained 1953. Married classmate Mary Elizabeth MacVICAR, 1953 (ordained 1969.) Parents of Anna (Robert TUMCHEWICS, Yellowknife); Moira (Frank DUNN, Waterloo); the late Sylvia (1958-68) Lex, Ottawa (Sheila LINDSAY). "Grandad" of Alicia, Louise, John TUMCHEWICS; Laura, Mary Anne DUNN; Joshua, Cara CHAPMAN. Served Spirit River, Alberta (1953-6); Westboro, Ottawa (1956-7); North Gower (1957-68). Studied at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (1968-9). Served Wellburn Pastoral Charge (1969-77). Shared ministry Saint Paul's-Botany with Beth (1977-87) and The Rev. Masaoki HOSHINO from Hachirogata, Japan (1985-88). Supply Robinson Memorial, London; intentional interim minister of Calvary Memorial, Kitchener and of Knox, Embro. Retired in London, 1990. Student of I Samuel, the tragedy of Saul, the first king of Israel. Beneficiary of psychiatric care from 1956 on. Predeceased by parents Turner and Jean; brother, Ron. Brother-in-law of Isobel CHAPMAN (Bobcaygeon) Marion BOYCE, Toronto (Wilf); Malcolm MacVICAR, London (Dianne). Uncle of Mike CHAPMAN, London; Steve CHAPMAN, Ottawa; Jeffrey BOYCE, Las Vegas (Barbara LANGE); Martha BOYCE, Toronto (David MIKELBERG); Roger BOYCE, Los Angeles (Marianne); Brian MacVICAR (Toronto); Mary Kay MacVICAR, Victoria (Peter REYNOLDS). Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James St. at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 1 at 3: 00 p.m. in Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, by Rev. Frank VAN VEEN. Interment at a later date at Rideauvale Cemetery, Kars, Ontario. As Doug loved flowers and opera, those who wish to make a memorial might consider the gift of a plant to someone who suffers from emotional illness, or make a donation to The London Guild of the Canadian Opera Company, c/o Dr. David STANLEY- PORTER, 509 Canterbury Rd., London, Ontario N6G 2N5. "Humble is the password of the wise." Abbie Huston Evans

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VAN REMORTEL, Lieve
After a struggle with cancer on March 30th, 2006 in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Henry. Dear mother to Paul and his wife Maureen, and Mark. Proud grandmother of Taylor, Sophie, and Cole. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge, one block south of Lawrence), on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, M7Y 5M1.

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MATHEWS, Donald S.
Peacefully at University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta on March 30, 2006 in his eighty-first year. Beloved husband of Ruth VAN HORN, beloved father of Virginia McCARTNEY (Barry) of Calgary, Alberta, Ralph (Jane) of Kenora, Ontario, Robert (Morgane) of Boston Massachusetts, Bruce (Nancy) of Edmonton, Alberta and proud grandfather of ten. Survived by sisters Carman LAURIE of Hemmingford, Québec, Wendy HALE of Ottawa, Ontario and Sister Bliss of Phoenix, Arizona, sisters-in-law Dorothy VAN HORN of Ottawa, Ontario and Aleda VAN HORN of Venise-en-Quebec, and brother-in-law Norman DERRICK of Paris, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinsons Society or M.S.F. (Doctors Without Borders) or your favourite charity is always appreciated. A summer memorial service is planned in the East. Connelly-McKinley Ltd., 10011-114th St. (780) 422-2222, to send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-08 published
QUARTERMAN, C. David
Passed away peacefully at home on Friday March 31st, 2006. Born in Oxford, England December 28, 1925, he was predeceased by his parents Christopher QUARTERMAN and Elizabeth Sarah née BULBECK, and wives Hilda HOLLEBON and Elizabeth BUSK. Survived by his wife Marilyn PRITCHARD, son John (Kelly) of Kanata, and daughters Susan (Arjan VAN ASSELT) and Ann (Keith ROBINE) of Rossland, British Columbia. David's grandchildren Sarah, Nadia, Sage, Natasha and Ryan all inherited grandpa's love of the outdoors, skiing and sailing. Cremation to be followed by private dedication later. The family will welcome Friends and former colleagues at a memorial celebration of David's life to be held at Britannia Yacht Club, 2777 Cassels Street Ottawa, on Thursday, April 13, 2006 from 2: 30-6:00 p.m. For those wishing a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-11 published
Ian SINCLAIR, Last Of The Railway Titans: (1913-2006)
He ran Canadian Pacific almost single-handedly, operating the giant company at a time when it was still the most powerful corporate force in the country
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
He was Canadian Pacific's last titan. Ian SINCLAIR ran Canadian Pacific from 1969 to 1981, a time when it was still the most powerful company in the country and owned everything from the railway, a shipping line and a hotel chain, to an airline and oil-and-gas assets. In 1988, he was identified as one of six Lords of the Line, a book by writer-historians David Cruise and Alison Griffiths that put him right up there with the first presidents of Canadian Pacific Railway: George STEPHEN, William VAN HORNE, Thomas SHAUGHNESSY, Edward BEATTY and Norris Roy (Buck) CRUMP.
Ian SINCLAIR was a tough and demanding boss at Canadian Pacific Enterprises. "We don't go to work at Canadian Pacific, we report for duty," he once said and cracked down on office workers goofing off in the middle of the day. He did not want to see them loitering around the concourse of Windsor Station, the head office of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In his view, being seen in the favourite public gathering spot of the railway employees outside of lunch hour or coffee breaks could be a firing offence. Later in his career, he was known as Big Julie, but it's unlikely anyone ever called him that to his face.
Unlike many corporate leaders of the day, Mr. SINCLAIR was outspoken on public issues and even a bit of a Canadian nationalist. He got on so well with prime minister Pierre Trudeau that he was named to the Senate after he retired in 1984.
The empire Ian SINCLAIR ruled over had started out the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Canadian Pacific Railway picked up a lot of its assets in the 19th century, including a land grant of 25 million acres to build the railway. Much of the land was sold to settlers, but oil was later found on the railway's properties. Hotels were built along the way, as well as a shipping line to bring immigrants and goods to Canada. By the time he left, the railway no longer took passengers, the airline was gone and the company had strayed so far from its roots that it had invested in huge swathes of forest. The trees were a mistake but, even so, Ian SINCLAIR had increased the assets of the Canadian Pacific Railway and made it easier for the company to be broken into five pieces in 2003.
Mr. SINCLAIR rose to prominence under Buck CRUMP. Both men were tough and confident leaders of Canada's greatest company. Mr. SINCLAIR joined Canadian Pacific Railway in 1942 in Winnipeg. His father had come from Scotland to work in the repair shops of the Grand Trunk Railway, one of the railways that made up rival Canadian National. Ian SINCLAIR went to the University of Manitoba, where he took a degree in economics and then another in law.
His first job at the Canadian Pacific Railway was as an assistant solicitor and he quickly made his mark. Four years later, he moved to head office at Windsor Station in Montreal. Mr. SINCLAIR was known as the Perry Mason of railway law, for his resemblance to the burly television lawyer and for his dogged defence of railway interests in a series of royal commissions and tribunals.
At that time, it was still a railway world. Mr. SINCLAIR and other top executives would travel across the country in private railway cars kept on sidings in Windsor Station. Ian SINCLAIR straddled the era of the steam engine and the diesel locomotive a struggle with the unions over who was to man the trains was one of his great victories.
The job, as he saw it, was to get rid of firemen. Steam engines required an engineer to drive the train and a fireman to feed the boiler. With the end of steam and the introduction of diesel electric trains, there was no need for firemen, but the union contract still called for them. It was a textbook case of feather-bedding. Mr. SINCLAIR won his case against the unions and the firemen were gone. In 1960, he became vice-president of law at Canadian Pacific Railway. He was next put in charge of the operating and traffic departments, so that by the time he was made president in 1969 there wasn't a piece of the railway he didn't know. He was 52.
Mr. SINCLAIR was a textbook workaholic who read the Globe and Mail and Report on Business first thing every morning and loved his job. "Some people may think that work is distasteful, but not I. I'm very happy when I work," said Mr. SINCLAIR. To him, running Canadian Pacific Railway was a group exercise. "Sometimes, we have our disappointments and we back off and take another look. Then we solve something -- when we make it good -- that's when work's most enjoyable."There were many problems to solve at the start of his reign. Canadian Pacific Railway wanted to get out of the passenger business. People were using highways and planes to get around and railways across the continent were dying. As a result, Via Rail was born as a merger of the passenger services of Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.
That did not mean there weren't profitable parts of the business. In 1958, Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas, the predecessor to PanCanadian Petroleum -- later Encana -- was formed with the purpose of reassembling the land, which had been leased to oil companies.
Four years later, Mr. CRUMP created a subsidiary called Canadian Pacific Investments, which was given all of Canadian Pacific's non-transportation assets (a structure designed to keep those interests off limits when Canadian Pacific had to undergo review by federal regulators). The new subsidiary's mandate was to acquire and develop resource operations.
The chief architect in the execution of this was Mr. SINCLAIR, who oversaw a period of unprecedented growth at Canadian Pacific. At the start of 1970, Canadian Pacific's asset value was $2.2-billion. A decade later, it was $13-billion, a spectacular growth even allowing for inflation. In the same period, Canadian Pacific's annual revenues swelled to $10-billion from $616-million, moving Canadian Pacific to No. 1 from No. 6 in the corporate size sweepstakes.
And he did it all in a way that is denied today's corporate executives. David O'BRIEN, the last man to run the entire Canadian Pacific empire, said in 2001 that life was different for Chairman SINCLAIR.
"I knew Ian SINCLAIR when I was a young boy. I don't think he met with more than three analysts the whole time he was running Canadian Pacific," said Mr. O'BRIEN. " Now, they're banging down your door every day."
Though Mr. SINCLAIR became a politician late in life, he was often frustrated by politics. In particular, he disliked the victory of the separatist government in Quebec and how it had hollowed out the business centre of Montreal. One after the other, companies fled for Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
Corporate chronicler Peter Newman told a story of visiting Mr. SINCLAIR in his office at Windsor station and interviewing him across the giant oak desk once owned by Sir William VAN HORNE, the man who built the Canadian Pacific Railway. Mr. Newman asked him about the corporate exodus from Montreal.
"What's left in Montreal?" bellowed Mr. SINCLAIR, pounding his desk. "This damn desk."
That gruff personality was usually misunderstood, his daughter, Christine SINCLAIR, said yesterday. "In fact, he was a shy person and had trouble approaching people unless he already knew them."
She said he enjoyed gardening, particularly roses, and revelled in chopping wood. "He loved to see a cord of word stacked neatly."
All things considered, Mr. SINCLAIR probably would have taken to retirement earlier if Mr. Trudeau had not come calling. In 1983, Mr. SINCLAIR was made Senator SINCLAIR, just as he was leaving Canadian Pacific after 42 years. He surprised many of his corporate Friends by supporting the National Energy Policy and fighting free trade. He said the Americans were protectionist.
Mr. SINCLAIR was one of the toughest businessmen of his generation, and one of the most colourful. He stood well over six feet and once weighed as much as 240 pounds, bringing columnist Allan Fotheringham to describe him as "a linebacker who stumbled into the chairman's office by mistake."
For that, he did commit some spectacular errors. The man who engineered Canadian Pacific's enormous growth also made giant blunders. Among his mistakes was a missed opportunity to buy MacMillan Bloedel in 1979. A proposed buyout of the forestry giant prompted a corporate brawl between premier William Bennett and Mr. SINCLAIR. "B.C. is not for sale," declared Mr. Bennett, who had visions that MacMillan Bloedel would become little more than a branch office of the Montreal company whose railway had opened up the West.
Years later, Mr. Bennett confided that Mr. SINCLAIR had rubbed him up the wrong way -- much too arrogant, he said.
Another mistake was Mr. SINCLAIR's 1981 attempt to buy Hobart Corp. of Ohio, the appliance maker. For years, Canadian Pacific had wanted to establish a manufacturing arm, and by all accounts it was to be the foundation of that core business. Reports at the time suggested Mr. SINCLAIR mishandled the situation.
For all that, he didn't make many mistakes in office. While other North American railways failed in the transition from steam, Mr. SINCLAIR did his job -- he made Canadian Pacific hugely profitable.
Ian David SINCLAIR was born in Winnipeg on December 27, 1913. He died on Oakville, Ontario, on April 7, 2006. He was 92. His wife Ruth died in 1994. He is survived by his four children, Ian, Susan, Christine and Donald.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-24 published
VAN TOL, Hubert, PhD
At age 46, Huub was killed when a truck hit his bicycle on his way to work on April 20, 2006. Born on September 20, 1959 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He leaves behind his loving wife Monica SEGER- VAN TOL, and his beloved children Helena, Luke, and Nicholas, his parents Anneke and Hubert VAN TOL and his brother Rob. He will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Marianne SEGER. He will be fondly remembered by all his Seger and Rhamey in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. Hubert was a Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Neurobiology at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD at the University of Utrecht, where he and Monica met. A funeral service will be held at Loretto Abbey, 101 Mason Blvd at 1: 30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27th. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the H.H.M. van Tol Fund for research at Neuroscience Canada, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (the Frank Seger Memorial Fund) or to Feed the Children.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-09 published
SOARES, Duane Peter Lewis (September 11, 1970-June 7, 2006)
Ever loving husband, son, grand_son, brother, colleague and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his wife Brigit Swenson SOARES, parents Denis and Belinda SOARES, sister Sharon SOARES- VAN TASSEL and her husband Dan, grandparents Lina SOARES and Maria HENRIQUES and uncle Fr. Hygino HENRIQUES, parents-in-law Jack and Cathy SWENSON and family. Everything he did, he did with joy, dedication, passion, integrity and excellence. He was a graduate of Brebeuf School '89, McMaster University, B.Com. '93 and York University Schulich School of Business, M.B.A. '02. He obtained his C.A. in '95 and worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers for over 10 years. He joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario as Director of Career Information in 2003. He was an avid sports enthusiast, lover of music and accomplished pianist. His bright light has been put out too soon. We love you, Duane. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass on Monday June 12th at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Gifts in his memory to either the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Food for Children, 40 King Georges Road, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1L3 would be appreciated by the family. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-211-1159

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-12 published
BOYD, John " Jack"
Of Fonthill, passed away at the Welland Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Marie (HANSEN) BOYD and the late Dorothy Mabel (KELLS) BOYD (1942.) Loving father of Doug BOYD and his wife Bev STOUT of Kingston, Gwen MORPHY and her husband Lorne of Toronto, Susan VAN EXAN and her husband Rob of Newmarket and Janice BOYD of Vancouver, British Columbia. Also loved by his grandchildren Jennifer MacDONALD and her husband Tom of Kelowna, British Columbia, Catherine BOYD and her spouse Scott WILLOUGHBY of Yellowknife, N.W.T. and his great-grandchildren Matthew MacDONALD and Emma and Jack WILLOUGHBY. Dear brother of David H. BOYD of Toronto and predeceased by brothers Hugh, James and William, and sisters Agnes BOYD and May SEARLE. Jack was a graduate of University of Toronto Engineering "Class of 1934". He worked at Hollinger Mines in Timmins, followed by a long career at Atlas Steel in Welland, retiring in 1976. Jack was an active member of Fonthill Baptist Church and an avid golfer and gardener. Special thanks to the nursing staff on the 4th floor at Welland Hospital for their compassion and care during Dad's brief stay. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14th at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. The funeral service will be conducted at Fonthill Baptist Church, 1414 Pelham Street, Fonthill, on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Russell MYERS officiating. Interment Fonthill Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be made to Fonthill Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1414 Church Hill, Fonthill L0S 1E0, to the Welland Hospital Foundation, 65 Third Street, Welland L3B 4W6, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-14 published
BOYD, John " Jack"
Of Fonthill, passed away at the Welland Hospital, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy Marie (HANSEN) BOYD and the late Dorothy Mabel (KELLS) BOYD (1942.) Loving father of Doug BOYD and his wife Bev STOUT of Kingston, Gwen MORPHY and her husband Lorne of Toronto, Susan VAN EXAN and her husband Rob of Newmarket and Janice BOYD of Vancouver, British Columbia. Also loved by his grandchildren Jennifer MacDONALD and her husband Tom of Kelowna, British Columbia, Catherine BOYD and her spouse Scott WILLOUGHBY of Yellowknife, N.W.T. and his great-grandchildren Matthew MacDONALD and Emma and Jack WILLOUGHBY. Dear brother of David H. BOYD of Toronto and predeceased by brothers Hugh, James and William, and sisters Agnes BOYD and May SEARLE. Jack was a graduate of University of Toronto Engineering "Class of 1934". He worked at Hollinger Mines in Timmins, followed by a long career at Atlas Steel in Welland, retiring in 1976. Jack was an active member of Fonthill Baptist Church and an avid golfer and gardener. Special thanks to the nursing staff on the 4th floor at Welland Hospital for their compassion and care during Dad's brief stay. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14th at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. The funeral service will be conducted at Fonthill Baptist Church, 1414 Pelham Street, Fonthill, on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Russell MYERS officiating. Interment Fonthill Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be made to Fonthill Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1414 Church Hill, Fonthill L0S 1E0, to the Welland Hospital Foundation, 65 Third Street, Welland L3B 4W6, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-17 published
HYER, Roy N.
Born December 30, 1927. Passed away July 13, 2006. Beloved son of Ivar Magnus HYER and Svanhild YSSEN. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Ann FISHER, 1927-1988. Beloved companion of his faithful dog, Zoe. Roy had an active mind and body, and pursued many interests to keep both occupied: skiing, archaeology, history, tennis, bridge, travel, photography and, not least of all, his profession, chemical engineering. In pursuit of excellence throughout his life, he constantly strived to improve his professional knowledge and skills, and did the same with his many hobbies. After retiring in 1989, he turned to his main passion, photography, and received awards for the landscape photographs he took throughout Canada and the Western U.S. seaboard. He and his family both lived in and travelled throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Friends in Montreal, Toronto, Wichita (Kansas), Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa will miss him. Roy is survived by his sister, Irene BROWN, his two children, Norman and Janet HYER, and his spouse, Jacoba VAN MAANEN. He will be remembered with love and affection. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue, at Richmond Road, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, from 12 noon until the service time in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment at Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
JONKER, Nicolette M. (1944-2006)
Surrounded by family, Nicolette passed away peacefully at Saint Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit on July 4, 2006, after a valiant struggle with cancer. She will be forever missed by her life partner and best friend Mike HRYSZKO. Predeceased by her parents, Garrelt and Margaretha JONKER. Survived by siblings: Ena VAN ROOYEN (John), Gus (Tina), Tina GOLDIN (Bill), Vince (Edwina), and Carla (Tim GARRISON) and their families in Canada and the United States. Fondly remembered by her extended family and Friends in Holland. Nicolette was born in Vleuten, Holland and emigrated to Canada with her parents in 1957, only to return a few years later to study, work and live there until 1978. Returning to Canada as a Registered Nurse, she cared for patients in many hospitals but longest of all at Toronto's Saint Michael's, her favourite. Her caring attitude endeared her to her patients who were her greatest source of personal and professional satisfaction. Nicolette will be remembered by her nursing colleagues for her conscientious professionalism, tireless dedication and independent mind. To stay current in her profession, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies from York University in 1994. Always the caregiver, that attitude remained with her even as she became a patient herself. During her illness, Nicolette's many Friends and family lent a helping hand with home duties and driving to medical appointments. She had a gift for Friendship which was returned in abundance. The family would like to thank all of those Friends who were always there when needed. Special thanks to Doctors V. CELLARIUS and J. ARVANITIS of Mt. Sinai Hospital, and staff of the Community Care Access Centre who provided the excellent care which permitted her to stay at home for a long time. A heart felt thank you to Doctor Ellen WARNER of Sunnybrook Hospital for years of compassionate care. Thank you to Doctor HAQ and staff of the Medical Day Care Unit and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Michael's Hospital who so ably provided compassionate care in the final stages of her illness. The spiritual guidance given by Pastor John TENYENHUIS was enormously helpful and very much appreciated. Cremation having taken place, a Memorial Celebration will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Etobicoke on August 11th at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations in memory of Nicolette M. JONKER may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research at www.cbcf.org or call 1-866-373-6313 ext. 350

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-18 published
VAN WYCK, William Lewes
World War II Veteran Royal Canadian Air Force - 35 year executive for Garrett Canada
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, Dad and Grandfather, with his family by his side at the Avalon Care Centre, Orangeville, on Friday, September 15th, 2006 in his 81st year; devoted husband of Marvene (née HIGGINS;) much loved dad of Catherine TRUDEAU (Norm,) David (Terri) and Lisa PODOLAK; cherished and loved "Paw" of Lindsay, Luke, Kati, Joshua, Billy, Julia "Dee Dee", Anna and Benjamin predeceased by his parents Mildred and Lorne and his sister Audrey McNALLY. He will be sadly missed but will live on in the hearts of people he loved and touched. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Avalon Care Centre for their kindness and compassion. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392), on Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 1 hour prior to the service time. Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Salvation Army, Orangeville. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com). Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down on us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo Legend

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-05 published
VAN BEURDEN, Ida M. Th. "Zus"
Passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 in Tilburg, Holland after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Harry A.C. (formerly president of Philips Electronics Canada). Dear mother of Ernest (Marianne) of Calgary, Frank (Cynthia) of Toronto, in Holland of Monique (Rob), Carla (Vincent) and Mark (Ingeborg). Zus was an incredibly dedicated mother and grandmother of 13 grandchildren. She always remembered fondly all of the great Friends we made in Toronto when we lived here as a family from '64-'71. her single-minded focus was her family and for that we we will forever be grateful. The funeral is planned for Monday just outside Tilburg in the town of Loon op Zand where she has lived for the past 5 years and the burial will be in Oud Turnhout, Belgium next to her beloved Harry. Mom, you too were truly magic. Thank you so much!

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-07 published
KRAMER, Henricus Christian Maria " Henk"
Peacefully, surrounded by family, at his home in Alton, Ontario on Friday October 6, 2006. Much loved and loving husband and best friend for 55 years of Cornelia (Toi) KRAMER (VAN DEN BURG) beloved, caring and proud father and father-in-law who will be greatly missed by Susan and Brian FERRIMAN, Michele and Gregory BROWN, Nicolette and Jon ZASLOW, Mark KRAMER and Leslie ROOS, Jacqueline and Dermot McCARTHY; cherished grandfather of Kimberly and Kevin FERRIMAN, Eric and David BROWN, Zoe and Joshua ZASLOW, Rachael, Martine and Nolan KRAMER and Graham and Meghan McCARTHY. He never hesitated to let us know how much he loved us. He greatly appreciated the life that he made and shared in Canada with his wife, Toi. In lieu of flowers, donations to a local food bank would be appreciated. A private family funeral will be held. For Friends and family, a celebration of Henk's life and art will be held at the family home on Tuesday, October 10 from 1: 00 to 5: 00 p.m. For directions, contact Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, Orangeville (519) 941-2630. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-20 published
CUDDY, A.M. "Mac"
On October 18, 2006, A.M. (Mac) CUDDY, after a heroic battle with Multiple Sclerosis, passed away at his home in Strathroy, Ontario 6 days prior to his 87th birthday. Survived by his wife Patricia (VAN OMEN) CUDDY, formerly of Scotsdale, Arizona and children Bruce, Barbara, Douglas, Robert, Brian and Peter and sisters-in-law Marguerite CUDDY, Marie CUDDY and Kerri MALONE. Mac was the loving poppa of Christopher, Laura, Alison, Brent, Breck, Alexander, Trevor, Kristin, Ryan, Taylor, Ben, Rachelle, Jeffrey, Sean, Drew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Emily and Michael and great-grandfather of Jackson, Benjamin, Carson and Caroline. Predeceased by mother Harriet V. (McINROY) CUDDY and father Alfred W. CUDDY, his first wife Dilys CUDDY (1988) and brothers George (1990) and Gordon (2000) CUDDY. MAC CUDDY was born in Adelaide Township, the first son of Alfred W. CUDDY and Harriet V. McINROY) CUDDY. He attended Strathroy Collegiate and graduated from the Ontario Agriculture College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture (Horticulture) in 1942. He has a distinguished military career (1942-1945) serving in Europe and attaining the rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Army. In 1950 he bought a hundred acre farm near Strathroy where he founded Cuddy Farms. Under Mac's Guidance the company grew into an International company supplying turkey eggs to numerous countries around the world as well as into further processing of turkey and chicken. Mac was truly a pioneer, an innovator and a major force in the turkey industry. He was instrumental in developing techniques for year round breeding of turkeys, in developing the white turkey with George NICHOLAS who was a great friend of his and in developing other innovations for commercial turkey breeding. At one time, one out of every six turkeys sold anywhere in the world came from a Cuddy Farms turkey egg. A private funeral and burial will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006. A public Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the New Canadian Club in Strathroy at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy entrusted with arrangements (519-245-1023).

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Samuel Charles
Peacefully in the presence of his beloved Anne (RENSHAW) on Saturday, October 14, 2006 following a determined battle with cancer in his 52nd year. Brother of Bill (Judy VAN DUZEN) and Leah. Predeceased by parents William James and Diana Catherine STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and sister Julia. His many Friends and relatives will remember Sam with love, particularly his cousins and Jessica and Adam NICHOLSON, Janet and Thomas MOORE. Our heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported Sam through his journey. If desired, donations may be made to The Dorothy Ley Hospice. Internment will take place in the family plot at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to samstewart@rogers.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-07 published
MARSH, Denis Michael
Died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 5th, 2006 surrounded by the love of family and Friends. Denis is survived by his beloved wife, Catherine (DARMODY) MARSH; his daughter, Alexandra Marsh SCHOENBORN who was the joy of his life; his mother, Kathleen MARSH of Pointe Claire, Quebec and his sisters, Susan MARSH, Elizabeth ZUNG of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Donna MARSH of Pointe Claire, Quebec. Predeceased by his previous wife Adriana VAN NIEUWENHUYZEN and his father the late Doctor Donald Bailey MARSH. Family and Friends welcome personal condolences and stories of Denis' Life on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 from 5: 00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (one block east of Runnymede Road). A Celebration of Denis' Life will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Lynett Funeral Home. Donations in Denis' memory may be made to charities he supported throughout his life. Please contact the funeral home for more information at 416-767-1176. Online condolences at www.lynettfuneralhome.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
VAN DER GIESSEN, Beverley, (née LATTER)
A grandmother who knew how to get down on the floor and play, a mother who gave her unending wonder of life to her sons. After years of following the road less travelled her gypsy soul returned in the end to the family who loved her. Died November 12th 2006 at Edmonton Alberta. Donations to the David Suzuki Foundation.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-21 published
WILSON, Roy Leslie
In his 63rd year, Thursday, November 16, 2006 passed away unexpectedly at the Mount Sinai Hospital leaving his soul mate, companion and wife Betty McDONALD, stepson James VAN HOOF, sister-in-law Sara RABKIN, and brother-in-law Steven RABKIN. Predeceased by his brother Bruce, survived by his mother Mildred, Brother John, and Sister Lois. Friends are invited to celebrate Roy's life on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at York Cemetery and Reception Centre at 160 Beecroft Rd. (Yonge and Sheppard) at 3: 00 p.m. 416-221-3404. Supper Reception to follow in the Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously received for the Sunnybrook Foundation for Leukemia Research 416-480-4483, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto M4N 3N5.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-05 published
Joe LORIMER, Air Canada Pilot (1916-2006)
A flying instructor at the outset of the Second World War, he never flew in combat but trained many others who would. He retired in 1976 with 21,676 commercial hours under his belt
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- Joe LORIMER was sure he was going overseas when he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force in the week that Canada declared war on Germany in September of 1939. He was fit, eager and, most of all, an experienced pilot.
The Royal Canadian Air Force had other plans. Mr. LORIMER not only knew how to fly, he was also a flight instructor. That made him too valuable to send overseas, so he was put to work training pilots. He spent his entire working life flying, first as an instructor during the war, then as a captain for Trans-Canada Airlines and Air Canada, flying just about every type of aircraft they ever used, from 10-seat Lockheeds to 400-seat Boeing 747s.
Mr. LORIMER grew up in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan., a town about 100 kilometres west of Saskatoon, where his father was in the coal business and managed to prosper even in the 1930s when times were tough. There, young Joe led a storybook Prairie life, playing hockey, curling and singing in the church choir. He graduated from high school in 1933 and went to Saskatoon to learn to fly. He soon became an instructor at the Saskatoon Flying Club.
When war broke out, Canada and Britain had a pilot shortage. Mr. LORIMER, not surprisingly, possessed urgently required skills. On December 16, 1939, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan came into being. Canada had lots of space and private airfields, so, in the words of the war propagandists, it became "the arsenal of democracy." Canada also carried the bulk of the cost, spending $1.5-billion compared with Britain's $54-million. By the end of the war, 131,553 aircrew had been through the system.
Mr. LORIMER started training pilots at his home base in Saskatoon. Eventually, though, he was also posted to Trenton, Ontario, and later Fort William (now Thunder Bay). His logbook shows he trained pilots in the Tiger Moth, a fairly primitive open-cockpit biplane that was easy to fly. Later, his own rating as an instructor moved up a few notches and he provided advanced training on twin-engine Oxfords and Avro Ansons.
In March of 1942, he became an employee of the Winnipeg Air Observer School, as its chief flying instructor. It was there that he met his first wife, Esther ROBERTSON, who had joined the Winnipeg Flying Club -- not to learn how to fly but because it was a place said to have good dances.
Although appreciated by their civilian bosses and by the war planners in Ottawa, most instructors hankered to see action, later suffering the postwar stigma of not having flown in combat. Perhaps reflecting that, a poem (author unknown) was found among Mr. LORIMER's papers. Called The Flying Instructors' Lament, it went, in part, like this:
What did you do in the war, daddy,
How did you help us to win?
Circuits and bumps and turns, laddy,
And how to get out of a spin.
Woe and alack and misery me!
I trundle around in the sky,
And instead of machine-gunning Nazis,
I'm teaching young hopefuls to fly.
We never get posted to fighters,
we just get a spell on the Link.
So it's circuits and bumps
from morning till noon,
and instrument flying till 10.
In late 1942, Mr. LORIMER was seconded from the air-training program and ordered to join Trans-Canada Airlines, which was then short of commercial pilots. For the rest of the war, he was stationed in Winnipeg, flying such aircraft as the Lockheed Lodestar. Less than two years later, he was made captain.
After the war, Mr. LORIMER went on loan to Thunder Bay Airlines for a short while, then returned to Trans-Canada Airlines to fly the four-engine DC-4, known as North Stars in Canada. These larger, pressurized planes carried about 60 passengers and could easily fly over mountains and through bad weather. They were followed by the more advanced Viscount turboprops and then the airline's first jet, the DC-8. In later years, Mr. LORIMER became a "check" pilot on the DC-8: His job was to check whether pilots trained on new equipment were good enough to fly them. "To become a check pilot required a combination of competency and seniority," recalled Jack Jones, who was once chief pilot for Air Canada. "Joe was a superb pilot."
Mr. LORIMER experienced one of his most harrowing experiences aboard a DC-8. On a training flight out of Vancouver, lightning knocked a basketball-sized hole in the plane's nose. But Mr. LORIMER managed to land safely.
In 1973, he was loaned to Air Jamaica and lived in Kingston, from where he plied routes back to Canada. He ended his working life flying jumbo jets, his favourite plane. His last run occurred on July 28, 1976, a Toronto-to-Vienna flight that included his entire family. By that time, he had logged 21,676 commercial flying hours.
For many years, Mr. LORIMER lived on a small horse farm in Langley, British Columbia He was a keen golfer and coached a junior curling team that won a national championship. One quirk of his personal life was that he held the longest standing continuous bank account with the Royal Bank. His father had opened it for him when he was born; on his birthday this year, the bank gave him a special commemorative plaque.
His wife died in 1969. In 1977, he married Avon VAN EXAN, the widow of an Air Canada pilot.
Joseph Earl LORIMER was born on July 17, 1916, in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. He died of age-related causes in Mississauga, Ontario, on September 27, 2006. He was 90. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and three stepchildren.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
CHRISTIE, Thelma Mary Augusta (née ALLPORT)
Passed away peacefully on November 24th, 2006 in Toronto in her 100th year. Lovingly remembered by nieces Victoria VAN HEMERT, Barbara ALLPORT, and other members of the family. Predeceased by her brothers Eric and George ALLPORT, and sisters Charlotte (Dot) MOFFAT and Helena (Dee) LEQUESNE. Our "Auntie Mike" was a proud member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service and served in Canada and Britain from 1943-46. She was also an astute and successful business woman, joining her father at Green's Canada after the war and retiring in 1964 as Managing Director. She will be missed by many extended family, Friends, colleagues and former employees. Private family memorial service was held on December 7th, 2006.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
ROSE, Lynda May
Lynda ROSE died at home on December 7, 2006, at the age of sixty-two. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Greg SASS; her daughters - Wendi WILHELM, Deb McCANN, and Jenn WILHELM and their partners her grandchildren Jenny, Phillipe, Angelo, Shelyn, Jacquie, and Jesse; as well as her sisters, June ROSE and Heather ROSE and their husbands. Lynda's strength, wisdom and positive thinking inspired all who knew her. Her deep caring and compassion for family, Friends, foster children, clients, colleagues, the community and all living things touched many hearts. A part of her is alive in each of these hearts she so lovingly affected. We were transformed as we grew knowing her. The family would like to especially thank Elizabeth SALM, Cindy VAN HALDEREN of Toronto Community Care Access Centre, and Doctors ARVANITIS and CELLARIUS of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care for providing excellent hospice care to Lynda. You and we made her comfortable and helped her to live fully to the end. Lynda died as she had lived - unflinching, calm, full of grace, always true to her values, and still concerned for the well-being of those whom she loved. Lynda's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday, December 10th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Saint_John's Anglican Church, 80 Main Street, St. Catharines, on Monday, December 11th at 1 p.m. A memorial service will take place in Toronto at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 60 Murray Street. Box 13, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3L9. Online Tribute: www.dartefuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-14 published
DALY, Sister Mary Kathleen (S.S. Dorothy Miriam)
Peacefully at Notre Dame Residence, Kingston, Ontario, Sister Mary Kathleen DALY died on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 in her 96th year. Daughter of the late John DALY and Mary McCLORY. Aunt of Gary (Picton,) Gail SCOTT (Toronto,) Constance CORBETT (Ottawa) and Pat Jansen VAN BEEK (Ottawa.) Sister Kay was a devoted teacher of many years and is cherished by graduates of Notre Dame Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and University of Street, Francis Xavier, Antigonish. She is fondly remembered by her Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters and many Friends. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial and Taylor-Kidd Blvd.) on Thursday, December 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint_Joseph's Church, Palace Road, Kingston, Friday, December 15, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rite of Committal with prayers in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario. In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Township Chapel, 613-546-5150. You are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at www.gftompkins-township.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
WOODSIDE, Peggy (formerly DEVITT, née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Mother died on December 16, 2006 at Toronto East General Hospital. Peggy was born the fourth of four children in Toronto on August 13, 1921, to most beloved parents the Reverend and Mrs. B.W. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Eva LOW/LOWE/LOUGH of Renfrew, Ontario.) Secondary schooling occurred in Kingston, Ontario, after which she graduated from Queen's University in 1943. In 1944, she attended the College of Education in Toronto, later teaching at Renfrew Collegiate, South Collegiate in London, Ontario, and Western Technical School in Toronto. From 1964 to 1986, Peggy taught at Leaside High School (Toronto). After her marriage to Bill DEVITT in 1947, they moved to Leaside where they raised their three children, Bill, Patricia (Pat) and Peggy-Anne. Immediately they became active in the community, at school, church and in sporting events. Having lived in Leaside for over fifty years, Peggy cherished her life-long Friends and neighbours. She was grateful for the warmth of their affection, in particular the staff and students at Leaside High School, her very close Friends at Northlea United Church, where she was an active member. In 1964, Peggy faced a sudden challenge, her husband died at age 45. Mother's indomitable spirit, and courage, her work ethic and the dedication to her loving children remained steadfast. Peggy resumed her teaching career at Leaside High School in 1964. She had many Friends and a wide range of interests such as The Book Club, music, theatre and her secret passion for sports and athletics scarcely ever missing a game on television. Much of the family socializing over the years occurred at the cottage on Danforth Lake, Quebec where her children and grandchildren have such fun and good times. In 1994, Peggy married Caryle WOODSIDE, a former Queen's University friend, who died suddenly in 1997. She is predeceased by her two husbands, two brothers, sister Evelina "Ev" (1985) and her daughter Patricia (1987). She will be lovingly remembered by her families Bill and Glynis DEVITT, Laurel and Robert; Peggy-Anne and Robert VAN VLIET, Kristyn and Jenna; Bill and Eileen FITZPATRICK, Allison and Ryan, Richard and Nancy WOODSIDE, John and Emma, a niece Elizabeth HUTCHINGS, nephews David and Peter THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Mother will be remembered for her guidance, support and generosity; her loyalty to and her love for her children, grandchildren and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2006. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 in Northlea United Church, 125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations in Peggy's name may be made to Northlea United Church, Family Practice Unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canadian Institute for the Blind or a charity of your choice.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-01 published
JOHNSTON, James Anderson
Suddenly on Friday, December 30, 2005, in his 90th year. Loving father of Heather JOHNSTON and Lois (Gary) FAGAN. Beloved grandfather of Grant VAN BLARICOM (fiancée Jasmine FILLMORE), Jennifer (Colin) DEBRUIJN, Marian VAN BLARICOM, and Derek FAGAN. Predeceased by granddaughter Andrea VAN BLARICOM. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 from 11: 30 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at Dixon-Garland. Interment to follow at Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice. Thanks to the staff at the Wexford Residence where he was a long time resident.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
McLEAN, Clara Marion
Peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston on Thursday, January 5, 2006. Clara McLEAN of Alliston, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Sidney V. McLEAN. Dear sister of Carol BARRON of Bradford, Nickolas ROTH and Joseph ROTH, both of Regina, Saskatchewan and predeceased by Michael ROTH. Dear aunt of Linda and her husband Murray GRAHAM of Innisfil, Darlene and her husband Gordon JOHNSTONE of Angus. Dear great-aunt of Kurtis GRAHAM and his wife Shauna-Lee of Innisfil, Kevin GRAHAM and his wife Lisa of Innisfil, Jamison VAN DYKE and his wife Breanna of Guelph and Gina VAN DYKE of Angus. Dear great-great-aunt of Campbell and Tait GRAHAM. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of a funeral service in the Lathangue Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
VAN DEN ELZEN, Maria Antonia (VAN DER LOOP)
Peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Sunday, January 8, 2006 in her 89th year. Maria VAN DER LOOP, loving wife of the late Marinus. Beloved mother of John (Sue), Lambert (Maria), Reece (Patricia), Beppie (George) EVANS, and Nell (Grant) McKAY. Cherished Oma of 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Anneke HARTJES. Heartfelt thanks to Carol FORD of Palliative Care Network of York Region and Sharon of Regional Nursing. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket for visitation on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Saint John Chrysostom Church (Ontario and Main Sts.), Newmarket on Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Palliative Care Network of York Region would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
MARITAN, Lendo Angelo
Passed away on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital after a long struggle at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Elaine. Loving and devoted father of Wendy VAN MONSJOU, Paul MARITAN and Kimberly JACKSON. Grandfather of Benjamin, Tanya and Russ. Lendo will be sadly missed by his sisters Antoinette PICCOLOTTO, Emma PELLIZZARI, Bruna DIRENZO, Susie and her husband Andy SASS. He will also be fondly remembered by his extended family and many Friends. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (403/Dundas) in Oakville, 905-257-8822 on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. Special thanks to Dr. HAMEED and the staff on 3-East who took exceptional care of Lendo over the term of his illness. If desired, donations may be made to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital or to the Oakville Lions Club.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
VAN DYK, Antonia
Peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 8, 2006 in her 85th year. Antonia, beloved wife of the late Cornelis. Loving mother of Bill (Linda), Simon (Tony), Kees (Ellen), Gerrit (Marlene), Corrie (Bram), Herb (Mary), Rinty (Paulette), Tineke (David), Arie (Mary), Gerard (Barb), Jopie (Mary), and Corrie (Ben). Oma, Nanna, Grandma will be lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all other members of her extended family. Dear sister of Tinie and predeceased by Joop, Corrie and Arie. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (north east corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway, 905-727-5421), Aurora, from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service in our Chapel on Friday morning at 11 a.m. In memory of Antonia, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-20 published
CAMPBELL, Helen Geddes (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Peacefully, on Thursday, January 19, 2006, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 83. Helen (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) of Port Perry, adored mother of Richard CAMPBELL and his wife Sharalyn of Blackstock, Roderick CAMPBELL and Debra of Pickering, and Karen and her husband Bruce WILLIAMSON of Brantford. Loving grandmother of Christopher, Heather, Alisa, Deryk, Sheena, and Caleigh, and great-grandmother of Jeanne, Daniel, and Jacob. Dear sister of Mary STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Toronto. Private family visitation will be held at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel," 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171). A Service to celebrate the life of Helen CAMPBELL will be held in the Emmanuel Pentecostal Church (1680 Reach Street, Port Perry), on Sunday, January 22nd at 3 p.m., with Pastor Paul VAN NUS officiating. Interment Nestleton United Church Cemetery in the spring. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Port Perry or the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
BURNS, Muriel (née HARDCASTLE)
Passed peacefully, on Thursday, January 19, 2006 in her 84th year, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario. Daughter of the late Sarah and Bill HARDCASTLE. Loving wife of George Cleveland BURNS. Dear mother of Ruth WEIGHTMAN and husband Murray, Joanne VAN CLIEAF and husband Alan. Grandmother of Sarah and Justin Weightman and Jay VAN CLIEAF. Sister of the late Fred, Harry and Bill HARDCASTLE. All who knew Muriel were touched by her compassion for others, inner strength and sense of humour. She will be greatly missed by all and her gifts to us remembered. A celebration of her life for family and Friends will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (Dundas/403), Oakville, 905-257-8822. If so desired, flowers or memorial donations to Canadian Lung Association.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
VAN HORN, Osburn " Ossie" N.
Suddenly, at home, on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Marion for over 27 years and predeceased by his first wife Marjorie (1977). Loving father to Faye (Gary COATES), Jane, Ruth (Mark HARRIS), and step-father to Joan (Charles BEATTY.) Cherished Grampa to James, Adrienne, Andy (Naomi,) Jeffrey (Laura), Ryan (Susan), Lindsay (Blair), and Joel (Jenn), and "Great-Grampa" to Jasmine, Joshua, Ashton, and Jacob. Friends may call on Friday, January 27th, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel on Saturday, January 28th, 2006 at 3 o'clock. Interment, Glendale Memorial Gardens at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Banfield Memorial Church, 89 Centre Ave., Willowdale, Ontario, M2M 2L7, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences www.rskane.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
KOZOWYK, Alex
Died peacefully at his home in Waterdown, on Wednesday January 25, 2006, Alex KOZOWYK in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Betty PANAGAPKA. Loved father of Mary and Walter KOWALCHUK of Etobicoke, Ned and Alison KOZOWYK of Calgary, Joan and John ESPLEN of Chatham and Pat KOZOWYK and Ernst VAN DER KALL of Flamborough Centre. Beloved Didi of Andrew and Gregory, Kate, Paul and Liza, Jessica, Jacqueline and Philip. Predeceased by one sister of the Ukraine. Mr. KOZOWYK was employed as a pipe fitter for many years and farmed in Flamborough Centre from 1954, retiring to Waterdown in 2000. Friends may call at the Kitching, Steepe And Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St. N. in Waterdown on Friday evening 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Demetrius Ukranian Catholic Church, 135 LaRose Ave. Etobicoke, Saturday January 28, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Donations to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Panachyda Service will be held Friday evening at 8 p.m. Please sign the book of condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
POORTER, Frits (1926-2006)
1st Lieutenant Royal Dutch Marines. After surviving a P.O.W. camp at age 16 for three years and Legionnaires disease eight years ago, Frits sadly succumbed to cancer in his 80th year on Friday, January 27, 2006. Frits was born and raised in Indonesia and the Netherlands and after marrying Marie, his wife of fifty years, settled in his beloved homeland Canada. Devoted father of Jacqueline (Matthew), Rolph (Andrea), Jennifer (Brian) and Yvette (Johannes). Proud Opa to Drew, Tori and Rece VAN DER JAGT Dane, Erika and Sonya POORTER; Avalon, Nelson and Nigel DOLEMAN. Dear brother to Telly, Winnie, Hedy (Fred), Ronald (Lies) and sister-in-law Riete in Holland. The family would like to acknowledge the support of Friends and neighbours, as well as Dr. MANNO and the devoted care by the staff of Ian Anderson Hospice. After cremation, a Mass will be celebrated in his honour at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 231 Morden Road, Oakville on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m., with a private reception to follow at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600). Donations to Ian Anderson House in memory of Frits would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca please place POORTER on the subject line.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
HAUGHTON, Margaret " Lil"
At the Guelph General Hospital on Sunday, January 29, 2006 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ern HAUGHTON (1998) loving mother of Lynn and Mike (COATES) and Diane and Arie (VAN DER BOOM.) Grandma to Ian (Valerie,) Lesley (Terry,) Kelly (James,) Debbie and Shauna. Dear sister of Kay ZURO and the late George ROBINSON. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday). Service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel on Friday, February 3 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
VAN NIEKERK, Richard
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Richard VAN NIEKERK at Trillium Health Centre on Friday, January 27, 2006 in his 77th year. Beloved and dedicated husband of Asta. Cherished father of Jackie and Udo. Richard will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Lise, Jordan, Casey, Zoe and Neve and great-granddaughter Briene. Richard was an architect and member of the Oakville Historical Society. Visitation will be held at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton, 905-878-2669, on Thursday, February 2, 2006 from 1: 30 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. In Richard's memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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VAN WEEZEL, Federico " Fred" Sr.
Peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at the age of 63 years. Beloved husband of Maria. Dear father of Gigi and Freddy and his wife Felisa. Dear brother of Aldo, Ruth and Alex. Friends may visit at The Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church on Saturday, February 4th, 12 noon. Cremation. Fred's ashes will be interred in his beloved homeland Chile. Memorial donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, L4C 4A1, would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
BISSOON, Edward Rajkaran
Peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at home. Beloved husband of Lucy (née SUKRA.) Loving father of Esther Ruth (Daniel RAMESSAR); Naomi; Maxey; Jeanette (Ted VAN WYK) and the late Velma (Harold SUKHRAJ.) Adored grandpa of Shauna (Brad); Levina (Steve); Kevin (Lorna); Melissa; Nadina; Lydia and Jordan. Proud great-grandfather of Tate. Brother Edward was generous and caring, a spiritual advisor, counsellor, and friend to countless people in Guyana and Canada. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd. (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Friday, February 3, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Altona Road Community Church, 1367 Altona Road, Pickering on Sunday at 2: 30 p.m. Visiting at the church at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations to the Altona Road Community Church - Nazarene Mission International would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.
"His Lord said unto him, Well done thou good and faithful servant: Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
VAN VEEN, Wilhelmina Petronella "Nelly" (née HOOLE)
Passed away peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital on January 30, 2006 during prayer, in the Spirit of the Lord. Devoted and loving mother of Robert. Survived also by her siblings, An, Chris, Jan, and Elly, and many nieces and nephews throughout the Netherlands and Australia. Predeceased by her beloved husband Willem Jan, and siblings Marie, Wil, Tien, and Mien. Throughout her life and illness, her irrepressible joy, love, and faith touched all who knew her. She will be fondly remembered by her family, very special in-laws and her many dear Friends. She will also be sorely missed, but we rejoice that she has been freed to join her Creator. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 17th at 2 o'clock at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, north of St. Clair Avenue. A reception will follow. Friends of the family are invited to attend. If desired, donations may be made in her memory to the Toronto Grace Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, St. Paul's Anglican Church, or the charity of your choice.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
VAN VLACK, Kathleen Sarah (LECLAIR)
Died peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 9: 10 p.m. Kelly LECLAIR, at the age of 84, was the dear mother of "Roger" James VAN VLACK of Etobicoke and grandmother to "Shayne" James VAN VLACK. Predeceased by her sisters and brother Edna STEPHEN, Eleanor GROVES and Edward James LECLAIR. Family and Friends will be received at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay K9V 3L9 (705-328-2721) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Monday, February 13th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Dunsford Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Carol Anne
Peacefully on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 at the age of 55. Leaving behind her mother Anne ZELENBERG, husband Joseph VAN, son Joey, daughter Jessica, and sisters Angela ERWIN, Marilyn HUGHES and Laura CLOUGH. Friends may be received at the Scarborough Funeral Centre (2966 Eglinton Avenue East at Bellamy Road, Scarborough), 416-289-2558, on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa's Shrine Of The Little Flower Catholic Church (2559 Kingston Road at Midland Avenue, Scarborough) on Saturday, February 18th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
SCOTT, Bruce
Passed away peacefully at Highbourne Lifecare Centre on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 in his 87th year. Loving husband for 58 years to Carita HILL. Sadly missed by daughter Diane, son Andrew and daughter-in-law Jan MULLIGAN. Predeceased by his son Barry. Beloved grandpa to Katie VAN LUVEN. Dear brother of Ivan SCOTT, Doreen RAMBO and the late Robert SCOTT. Bruce will be lovingly remembered by many relatives and Friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at the Olivet Church, 279 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Etobicoke. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the General Church in Canada.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-17 published
KIMMEL, Adrianus Eugene, P.Eng.
(April 15, 1926-February 11, 2006)
With profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Adrian. Holding the hand of his wife of nearly 52 years and with family by his side, he slipped peacefully away. The big man with the big heart and big laugh is deeply missed by his devoted family. Wife and best friend, Mary KIMMEL (VAN DIJK,) son Andrew (Sue) and daughter Tessa (Lou). Grandchildren Jordan, Mikayla, Logan, Jennifer and Amanda mourn the loss of their sweet Opa. The KIMMEL family would like to thank Dr. SCHREIER and the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. Special thanks to Dr. CZARNOTA and Annette VATTER of Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre. In lieu of flowers, Adrian and Mary's wish is for donations to be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society, on behalf of Adrian. At Adrian's request, a private family service was held on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. Family and Friends will gather on a future date to celebrate Adrian's life.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
PULCINE, Donald Joseph
Peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on February 24, 2006 in his 73rd year. Loving husband and best friend for 50 years to Patricia (née TUCK.) Much loved father of Debbie ZINK (John), Karen VAN DER ZALM (Anthony), Mark PULCINE (Julia) and Cathy McMENEMY (Steve.) Cherished grandfather of Lindsay, Ashley, Matthew, Danielle, Michael, Kaitlyn and Charlize, and great-grandfather of Halle. Will be sadly missed by brother Jim and his wife Veronica. He will be missed by his little friend Kelsey. Don was an active member of the finance committee of the Diocese of Peterborough under the direction of The Most Rev. Nicholas DE ANGELIS, C.F.I.C., D.D. He was a member of St. Paul's Parish in Gravenhurst and an active member of the Knights of Columbus in which he served as the Grand Knight for two years. Family and Friends are invited for a visitation on Monday February 27, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New St. (at Drury Lane) 905-637-5233. A Wake Service will take place on Monday at 3: 00 p.m. from the Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday February 28, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. from St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Carpenter Hospice for their compassion and support through this difficult time. Also thanks to Comcare (C.C.A.C.), for all their help and comfort. A special thanks to Carolyn. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Carpenter Hospice or to the Diocese of Peterborough Priests Benefit Fund.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
HABERLE, Jean
On Sunday, February 26, 2006 at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill. Beloved wife of Bruce. Loving mother of Barbara KETCHESON and her husband William, Robert HABERLE, Karen HABERLE and her husband Bruce DAVENPORT. Proud grandmother of Sean, Jennifer and Mary. Great-grandmother of Jason. Jean will be sadly missed by her brother Bruce and his wife Mary, sisters Margaret VAN EVERY and Joan RENNIE and her husband Ross, sister-in-law Eunice THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, nieces, nephews, family, and Friends. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home "Newmarket Chapel", 524 Davis Dr., Newmarket, 905-898-2100, from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 1 o'clock. For those who wish, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences are available through www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
HEUSER, Helena (VAN STAVEREN)
Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at Bowmanville Hospital on February 27th, 2006 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of the late Theodore (Ted). Cherished mother of Terry (Mark) and Derek (Theresa). Loving Oma to Taya, Kristina, Courtney, Damon and Eric. Dear sister to Elizabeth, Dick, John, Ann, Peter, and Ria. Friends and relatives will be received at The Simple Alternative, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (905-686-5589) on Thursday from 10: 30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will follow at 1: 00 p.m. at St. Francis DeSales Church, 82 Church Street South in Ajax. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
STECH, Anna
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 27th, 2006 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in her 81st year, after having lived with scleroderma for 20 years. Anna STECH, loving mother of Amy and her husband Rob SMITH. Loved by her granddaughters Cathy and Kim. Dear sister of Anneke VAN VLIET, John and his wife Helen CAPPON, and Jake and his wife Gerdi CAPPON. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and their families, as well as her many Friends. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton 905-878-4452 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 170 Main Street, Milton on Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment to take place at a later date at Milton Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the W.M.S. Robertson Auxiliary c/o Knox Presbyterian Church or the Scleroderma Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
BETTS, Doris
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at the McCall Centre, on Monday March 6, 2006 at the age of 83. Dear sister of Winnifred VAN ZANT, Wilfred BETTS and Shirley DARKE. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her ten nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday March 9, 2006 at 3 o'clock. If desired, in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Ontario Humane Society.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
REINBOTH, Pauline Anne
Daughter of the late Charles and Geraldine REINBOTH of Jabalpur, India, died peacefully at her home in Toronto on March 5, 2006, in the presence of her nieces Christina LOCHRIE (Toronto,) Iris VAN KESTEREN (Delray Beach, Florida) and Valerie WILKIN (Whitby) after a long battle with breast cancer. Pauline, the second youngest of eleven children is survived by her brother, Gerald REINBOTH of Victoria, British Columbia; her sisters Merle DUCKWORTH of Toronto, and Eunice MAUCHLINE- JONES of Chemanus, British Columbia. Pauline's extended family also includes many nieces and nephews and their families in Canada, U.S.A., Belgium, India, Australia and Malaysia. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 78 Clifton Road, Toronto on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 11: 00 a.m. Funeral Services entrusted to McDougall and Brown, Scarborough Chapel, 416-267-4656. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences are available at www.mcdbrown-scarb.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
BRITTAIN, Gordon Robert
(Past Master of Georgina Lodge No. 343 G.R.C., Past Potentate of Rameses Temple No. 33 A.A.O.N.M.S., Honorary Inspector General 33rd Degree, Past Grand Junior Warden Grand Lodge of Canada in the province of Ontario, Companion Knight of Athelstan York Right College No. 41, Director Emeritus of Montreal Shrine Hospital, member of numerous Masonic Clodies and Shrine Temples. Member of the International Grapho-analysis Society, Veteran holding the rank of Petty Officer 2nd class in Canada's Merchant Navy serving in World War 2)
Painless and peacefully with his family by his side on March 7, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital, in his 84th year. Predeceased in 2002 by his dear wife of 56 years Laura (née VAN DROOGENBROECK.) Loving father of Marie CLARK and her husband Rick, and Laura STAVRO and her husband Bob. Devoted grandfather of 5 grandchildren and beloved Bompa of 6 great-grandchildren. Gordon will be sadly missed by sisters Christine McFAYDEN and husband John (Smokey,) Eleanor JONES, sisters-in-law Julie MARSMAN, Georgette VAN DROOGENBROECK, Denise O'DONOGHUE and husband Pat. Gord will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Service Thursday 6: 30 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held at the Ogden Chapel on Friday 12: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Shrine Hospital, c/o Rameses Shrine Office, 3100 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3M 2H4.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-19 published
KENNEDY, Jack Randall
Passed away at the age of 88 years, on March 17, 2006, at the Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville. He was born in Wheatley, Ontario, then moved to the Toronto area after finishing high school. This is where he met and married his late wife Isabell Anna KENNEDY (2003.) He had a successful, full life both with his family and in his careers in the Air Force, in sales with the C.B.C. and C.F.R.B., and in real estate with Bosleys and finally as a manager of the Industrial and Commercial division of Canada Trust. Jack's memory will be cherished by his daughters Elizabeth (Betty) Anne DOUGHTY and Judith Lynn KENNEDY as well as his sons-in-law, Paul DOUGHTY and Paul VAN ALSTINE. Jack will be forever lovingly remembered by his grand_sons William Kennedy McGOWAN and his wife Tara McGOWAN and Todd Randall McGOWAN and his wife Jennifer McGOWAN and by his step-grand_son and daughter Paul Marcus and Nicola Ann DOUGHTY. He will also be greatly missed by his three great-granddaughters, Piper Alexis McGOWAN, Haley Isabell McGOWAN and Kaitlynn McKenzie DOUGHTY. He is the dear brother of Willma (Toots) and her husband Lenard BEAUPRE of Barrie, Ontario. Resting at the Gilbert Macintyre and son Funeral Home, Rockwood Chapel, 117 Guelph Street, Rockwood (Monday 12 noon-1: 00 p.m.) where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday afternoon, March 20th, 2006 at 1 o'clock, followed by cremation. Interment of ashes at Glendale Memorial Gardens at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-856-1100 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-22 published
WULFSE, Len
Retired 32 year employee of Primeau Argo Block, of Cooksville. Emigrated to Canada from Holland in 1948. Died peacefully after a long struggle, on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Milton District Hospital, in the arms of his loving wife. Predeceased by his baby Shirley. Survived by his wife Alida of almost 47 years. Len is also survived by his brother Henk WULFSE and his wife Rietje and his sister Adrie v/d HOEK; nephew Paul WULFSE and his wife Carla and their child; nieces Mieke and her husband Josh LIEFFERING and their children, and Martine WULFSE and her children, all of Holland. He leaves his sister-in-law Adrianna and her husband Hanno DE BOERSAP, also his brother-in-law Harry VAN EIJK and his children who live in Holland; his special niece Marianna and her husband Chris HOVESTADT; nephew Michael DE BOERSAP and his wife Sandra and their children; niece Heather BIERSTEKER and her husband Kevin and their children; and his mother-in-law Johanna DEN HOLLANDER. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. David's Presbyterian Church, 132 Main Street, Campbellville, with a reception to follow. If desired, in lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, (905) 878-2669. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.earlyfuneralhome.com.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
VAN REMORTEL, Lieve
After a struggle with cancer on March 30th, 2006 in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Henry. Dear mother to Paul and his wife Maureen, and Mark. Proud grandmother of Taylor, Sophie, and Cole. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street, (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge, one block south of Lawrence) on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, M7Y 5M1.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-13 published
VAN KLINK, Cornelia
It is with great sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Cornelia "Corrie" on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 at the Grace Manor, Holland Christian Homes, Brampton. Corrie, 93 years of age, wife of the late John VAN KLINK. Loving mother of Ted and his wife Zenaida, Gerry, Ann VLASMAN, Bill and his wife Linda, Helen and her husband Rick HOUGHTON, Tony and his wife Lynda, Hans and his wife Cathy. Proud grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jannie WEGBRANDTS and predeceased by her 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631 on Sunday, April 16th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers to be held at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 224 Maple Ave., Georgetown on Monday, April 17th, at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. In memory contributions to the Georgetown Hospital or a charity of choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
GOURLIE, William " Bill" David
(45 year employee of Anaconda American Brass and 40 year member of Islington Golf Club)
Peacefully, on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Tyndall Nursing Home, just a few months after celebrating his 100th birthday. Bill has gone to join his beloved Elsie. He is survived by his children Allan (and the late Shirley) and Gail and her husband Nick VAN TRIGT, his grandchildren Allan and Christine, Barbara and Ken, Kevin and Kay, Kimberley, Sheri and Brian, and his six great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Wednesday, April 19th at 2 o'clock. Visitation to start at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
RACHEY, Nicholas
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children at Huronia District Hospital, Midland on April 17th, 2006. Nick RACHEY, loving husband of Louise. Loving father of Sandy (Joe) D'ALESSANDRO, Linda (Earl) VAN DYKE and David (Carolanne) RACHEY. Loving Pappa of Nicole, Danielle, Cassandra, Kyle, Lauren and Jade. Beloved brother of Elsie, Sylvia, Julian and Darcia. Nick is predeceased by his daughter Donna. Friends may call at the Carson Funeral Homes J.H. Lynn Chapel, 290 First Street, Midland, Thursday from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, 208 King Street, Midland on Friday, April 21st, 2006 at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment of cremated remains Forest Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. In memorium donations to The Hospital For Sick Children, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of 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 J.H. Lynn Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
EAGAN, Mary Katherine (née EDWARDS)
Peacefully, at the Humber River Regional Hospital- Church Site, with her family by her side, on April 18, 2006 in her 87th year. Dearly loved mother of Kathe VAN ERDELEN (Ron McGILLIVRAY), Dale MONAGHAN, Garnet (Angi), Richard and Guy. Adored grandmother of Cheryl, Valerie, Erik, Lee, Tanya and Andy. Cherished great-grandmother of Alicia, Maya, Ethan, Aaron, and Connor. Kay will be fondly remembered by her sisters Helen, Wilhelmine (deceased), Lois, and Agnes. Friends will be received at the "Woodbridge Chapel" of Scott Funeral Home, 7776 Kipling Avenue (at Hwy. 7) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 2 p.m. Cremation Glendale Memorial Gardens. Interment Keene Lower Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
VAN DER SLEEN, Trijntje
Entered into rest and gone to be with her beloved husband Klaas on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. Loving mother of Klaas, Dirk (Candyce), Jan, Roelof (Sue), Gerrit (Wilma) and Herman (Shelley). She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sister, family and Friends. A funeral service will be held at Westdale Reformed Church (201 Paradise Road North, Hamilton) on Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. Interment, Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. If so desired, donations may be forwarded to the Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5A7. Please visit us at www.etouch.ca

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
VAN MONSJOU June Audrey (née CLARK)
Formerly of England. On Wednesday, April 19, 2006, peacefully in her sleep. Dear mother of Rebecca and her husband Patrick CURRAN, Adrian and his wife Allison GORGICHUK and Stephanie and her husband Ralph PETER. Loving grandma to Andrew, Elyse, Alexander, Austin and Talia. Survived by her brothers Terence, David, Ralph and Malcolm. June was predeceased by her husband, Adolf, of 37 years. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. East, Agincourt (east of Kennedy Rd.) Monday April 24 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Ogden Chapel on Tuesday April 25 at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to express special thanks to the New Dimensions A.C.T. Team for their compassionate care of their mother. Donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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VAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
VAN EVERA, Amelia " Amy"
Passed away peacefully Sunday, April 23rd, 2006, at the Credit Valley Hospital, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Laura and her husband Ken FYFE and Larry and his wife Angie. Loving grandma of Jacqueline, Kevin, Jessica and Robert and great-grandmother of Jordan. Will be sadly missed by her sister Irene and brother-in-law George JONES of Stroud, Ontario. Dear sister of the late Aldea, Adresse, Albina, Albert, Julie and Aurelle. Amy will be deeply missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and will be forever cherished by her many Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (Dundas Street at Ninth Line), 905-257-8822 on Thursday, April 27th from 11: 30 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1: 00 p.m. in the Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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

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