WALING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-16 published
McLAUGHLIN, Ursula
Departed to be with Christ: Ursula McLAUGHLIN surrounded by her family passed away on January 14, 2006 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Michael, January 14, 1989 and devoted son Ron, January 2000. She leaves her 11 children and siblings to walk the path of faith. Sharon and Doug WOLFE, Mitchell, Donna and Denis CHAN, Kitchener, Barb and Murray ROTH, Tavistock, Pauline and Gerry POLAND, Thorndale, MaryLou and Ross WANNER, Roseville, Pat MONTGOMERY and financé John WALING, Stratford, Ken McLAUGHLIN and friend Joanna HEINBUCK, Stratford, Bill McLAUGHLIN, Seaforth, Marie NIGRO and friend Harry HUGGINS, Stratford, Joe and Helen McLAUGHLIN, Seaforth and Teresa SWAN, Stratford. Faithful grandmother of 32 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her son-in-law Tom NIGRO, infancy daughter, sisters Della, Olive, Nora, brothers Michael, Gus and Sarto. Friends will be received at Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, 47 High Street, Seaforth, Ontario on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Dublin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday January 17, 2006 with Reverend Alan DUFRAIMONT officiating. Interment at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery Dublin. Donations to St. Patrick Church in Dublin or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WALKDEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
ROBINSON, Edith (née WALKDEN)
Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2006 nearly two weeks prior to her 90th birthday. Much beloved and cherished mother of Barbara and Stewart WALKDEN and his wife Jill, loving grandmother of Amy, Emma and Carrie RAMLILL and her husband Ian. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Rylee and Alyssa and step-mother to Norma ROBINSON. Heartfelt thanks to the many nurses at Sunnybrook Hospital, Palliative Care K1E wing for the wonderful care they gave during the many weeks of mother's illness. Their compassion helped ease our pain and provided a wonderful setting in which to say goodbye to a beautiful person. A Funeral Service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West on Monday, January 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to Yonge Street Mission, 270 Gerrard Street East, Toronto M5A 2G4 or a charity of your choice.

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WALKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Paul
Passed away with family by his side at his home in Orillia on Sunday, October 8, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul TAILOR/TAYLOR, in his 56th year, was the beloved husband of Victoria (née FINES.) Loving father of Jonathan and Michael, both at home. Dear son of Loretto (née WALKE) and the late Donald TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear brother of Robert and partner Jane BARATTA of London, Catherine (Paul's twin) and husband John CARY of Toronto, and Martha and husband Jean-Marc BÉGIN of Charney, Québec. Son-in-law of Richard and Jean FINES of Huntsville. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews Robert, Erica and Riley TAILOR/TAYLOR; Rachel, Pierre and Antoine BÉGIN. Family and Friends will be received at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East Orillia (705) 326-3595, on Wednesday, October 11th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday afternoon, October 12th, at 1 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to extend thanks to Doctor HARMATHY, Doctor CAMPBELL and Dr. BHATT and to their very caring and professional staff. Special thanks to the Oncology unit at Soldiers' who made Paul's visits enjoyable. "Laughter is the Best Medicine." Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-08 published
Man Killed in Crash
Grey County O.P.P. investigated a two-vehicle collision at an intersection east of Flesherton that occurred just before noon on March 3.
The crash occurred at approximately 11: 55 a.m. A white 1990 Honda Civic, southbound on Grey Road 2, entered the intersection and was struck broadside by a gray 2005 Mazda 3 which was travelling westbound on Grey Road 4. The traffic on Grey Road 2 at that location is controlled by stop signs and the sign for southbound traffic has a flashing red light that was operating at the time of the collision. The driver, and lone occupant of the southbound Honda, died at the scene. He was later identified as 57-year-old Frank WALKER of Brights Grove, near Sarnia.
The driver of the Mazda, 29 year-old Kimberley GRIBBLE from London, Ontario, was transported by ambulance to Grey Bruce Health Services-Markdale. Her injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
Grey Road 4 had been closed from the hamlet of Maxwell to the intersection of Grey Road 2 as Technical Traffic Investigators went over the scene. The Grey Highlands Volunteer Fire Department assisted police.
The investigation is continuing. Constable Dwayne FROOK is the investigating officer and anyone with information that might assist in the investigation is asked to contact Grey County O.P.P. at 1-888-310-1122.
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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
HANNA, James Lorne
The family of the late James Lorne HANNA would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the support we have received since the passing of our beloved father. The floral tributes, donations, cards and expressions of sympathy have been of great comfort during this difficult time. Thank you to Rev. Janet ERIKSEN, Paul STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Laura WALKER for a service we will keep in our hearts. Thank you to Norm JACK for his guidance and the Dundalk United Church Women for an enjoyable luncheon. Special thanks to the staff at Dufferin Oaks for their care and support.
- Lovingly remembered by Bruce, Brenda, Audrey, Marlene and Jeff.
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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-25 published
SPEER, Josef
In Headwaters Hospital Orangeville on Friday October 20, 2006. Josef SPEER in his 72nd year; beloved husband of Hannelore WHITE/WHYTE and the late Elizabeth (KOHLER) SPEER. Dear father of Josef (Betty) SPEER of Orangeville, Katharina CLOSE of Ajax, George (Beverley) SPEER of Priceville, Irene (John) FELL of Laurel, Johan (Tammy) SPEER of Hopeville and Peter (Susan) WHITE/WHYTE of Buren Bay Arms, Newfoundland. Loving grandfather of Jennifer, Samantha and Matthew SPEER, Cory, Tyler and Vanessa CLOSE, Brandy (Scott) WALKER, Elizabeth, Brenda and Geordan SPEER, Garrett and Sabrina FELL, Johanthon, ALESKA and Shannon SPEER, Ashley (Terry), David and Jonathan WHITE/WHYTE and great-grandfather of Alexander. Survived by 2 sisters Helen (Frank) GUZZI and Eva (Kurt) SCHEIB, a brother John BOHNER, a brother-in-law Joe MERSCHILZ and an aunt Elizabeth STIEB. Predeceased by a sister Katherine LAFORGE, a sister-in-law Katharina MERSCHILZ and a brother-in-law John KOHLER. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Services were held in the chapel on Tuesday October 24, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, South Proton. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of your choice. Visitation was on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-21 published
PLETCH, Dale
Of R.R.#3 Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital, on Thursday, January 19th, 2006. He was 54. Survived by sons Frank (Tammy KENNEDY) of Carlsruhe, Chris (Michelle) of R.R.#1 Walkerton, daughter Denyel (Leon PUNAMBOLAM) of Waterloo, grandchildren Jordon, Jared, Joel and Natasha, mother Helen CASAGNETTE of Listowel, brother Barry (Pat) PLETCH of Hillsburg, sisters Marlene (Murray) FISCHER of Brussels, Joan (Bob) MOORE of Listowel. Also survived by special friend Krista WALKER. Predeceased by father Ernest. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Saturday 2: 00 to 4: 00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca in care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, (519) 374-3660.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-23 published
BLACK, Jane (née WOLFENDEN)
Jane BLACK, teacher and long time resident of Collingwood, wife of the late Frank BLACK, C.A., died peacefully in her sleep at her home at Kelso Villa in Owen Sound on Saturday January 21, 2006 following a short illness. She is survived by the son Rev. David and Lorraine BLACK of Barrie, and daughter Frances and Bruce COE of Annan, as well as grandchildren, Alexi (BLACK) and Chris SENSICLE of Brampton, Gordon BLACK of Orangeville and Korea, Jason and Genny COE of Guelph and Ottawa, and Stephen COE of Guelph and his fiancee, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Visitation will be at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood on Monday, January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Trinity United Church, Collingwood, on Tuesday, January 24 at 2: 00 p.m. At her request, memorial flowers are respectfully declined, but a contribution to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-18 published
McNEIL, Lucy (née LYONS)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday March 15th, 2006. In her 87th year, Lucy McNEIL (nee LYONS,) Lucy was the beloved wife of the late Clifton (Fuzz) McNEIL. Loving mother of Arthur McNEIL and his wife Mary Beth and his late wife Judy, Gwen and her husband Ron KUHL and Pam McNEIL. Specially remembered by Mike FIDLER. She was loved and will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Deby RAYNHAM and Tim WALKER, Karen and her husband Dan GUYAN, Greg KUHL and his wife Nancy, Jen and her husband Jeff WARDELL, Leslie FIDLER and Matthew FIDLER. Loving great grandmother of Jake, Dylan, Cassie, Jessica, Alannah, Jamie, Carly, Janna and Hayden. Dear sister of Lil FELL, Shirley PARKER, Betty MATHESON, Albert, George, Bob and Alec LYONS. Cherished sister-in-law of Cleta HILL, Ruth KINCHEN and Glen McNEIL. Predeceased by her sister Rudy McMILLAN. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday March 22nd, 2006 where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimers' Society of Grey Bruce or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. May God Hold you in the palm of His hand
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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-30 published
CONWAY steps up for Attack
Backup goalie gets call minutes before 7-2 Owen Sound win
By Bill WALKER, Sun Times sports editor, Thursday, March 30, There really wasn't any time for Neil CONWAY to get nervous.
The 18-year-old Owen Sound Attack goalie was all set to take his customary seat at the end of the bench Wednesday where he would watch veteran overager Michael OUZAS start against the Kitchener Rangers.
But a bout of the flu made it impossible for OUZAS to keep anything down, which meant CONWAY had five minutes warning that he'd be the Game 4 starter in the Ontario Hockey League playoff series.
“Sometimes it's better to just get out there into the game without knowing but I had an idea that I may have to go in,” CONWAY said after being named the game's second star for a 35-save performance in the Attack's 7-2 victory over the Rangers.
“After the first couple shots I felt pretty comfortable.&rdquo
OUZAS left the ice with three minutes remaining in the warmup Wednesday. He was evaluated by team doctors and was diagnosed as having the flu and being dehydrated.
He's listed day-to-day.
“The decision was basically made after warmup so nobody had any time to dwell on it,” said Attack coach Mike STOTHERS.
“When a guy is threatening to vomit in the crease, or worse, you just can't do it so Neil had very little time to prepare. To his credit, he's been putting in so much extra time that it's great to see him rewarded.&rdquo
The Attack now have a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Game 5 is set for Friday in Kitchener. If necessary, Game 6 will go Saturday in Owen Sound. Game time at the Harry Lumley Bayshore is 7: 30 p.m.
The Attack started the game with a sense of urgency, looking to give their sophomore goalie an early lead.
Jeff KYRZAKOS and Bobby RYAN put Owen Sound up 2-0 eight minutes into the game, but the Rangers tied it as Cory KONECNY and Matt AUFFREY scored 3: 12 apart late in the period.
“There are a lot of adjectives I could use (for this game) but most of them aren't appropriate for audiences,” said Rangers' coach/general manager Peter DEBOER.
“They faced some adversity with their backup goalie going and they found a way to get a win. It's eerily like Eric PFLIGLER coming in here last year,” he said, a reference to the Rangers backup who took the team to the conference final last season.
Andrej SEKERA gave the Attack the lead with 1: 28 remaining in the first when the puck squirted out from behind the net and he was able to shovel it past a startled Rangers goalie Dan TURPLE.
Mike ANGELIDIS made it 4-2 in the second when he stepped out of the penalty box and took a pass from SEKERA, breaking in alone and beating TURPLE with a backhand high to the glove side.
Owen Sound blew it open in the third as ANGELIDIS scored his second of the game, this one shorthanded. KYRZAKOS scored his second 10 minutes later on a two-man power play and centre Scott GILES finished it off with a late shorthanded marker.
“Our special teams worked and I think that was key,” said ANGELIDIS. “You have to give credit to Neil CONWAY. He stepped up huge for us.&rdquo
TURPLE made 26 saves on a night when he got little help from his defence.
“I feel bad for (TURPLE) because he's a guy who battled all year for us and we really hung him out to dry,” said DEBOER.
“I think we had an opportunity here to change the momentum of the series, but we would have had to show up and get off the bus and be ready to battle. Our big players who have not been big in the first three games had an opportunity to come in here and turn the series around. We didn't get contributions from anybody.&rdquo

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-01 published
CURRIE, John Robert
Suddenly at the University Hospital in London Thursday evening March 30, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident. John CURRIE of R.R.#1, Hepworth in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the former Lillian WALKER. Loving father of Cathy and her husband Gary CAVERS of R.R.#1, Hepworth and Bill and his wife Marg of Hepworth. Lovingly remembered by his seven grandchildren Becky (Rick), Cindy (Brent), Carey (Dave), John, Billy Joe (Christie), Dan and Amanda and his three great-grandchildren; Misty Lynne, Sara and Angel. Dear brother of Gladys FINN of Ottawa. Predeceased by one sister; Lizie and three brothers Danny, Oliver and Stanley (Mike). Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach Tuesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Chuck BEATON officiating. Spring interment Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Andrew's United Church, Hepworth or the Cancer Society 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 John by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-03 published
SACKFIELD, Gertrude Dorothy (née ARMSTRONG)
Peacefully at Kelso Pines Retirement Home in Owen Sound, on Tuesday morning, May 2nd, 2006. Gertrude Dorothy SACKFIELD (née ARMSTRONG,) in her 92nd year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Ellis SACKFIELD. Loving mother of Bruce COE and his wife, Frances, of Annan. Proud grandmother of Jason COE and his wife, Genny, of Ottawa and Stephen COE, of Guelph and his fiancée, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (376-7492) on Wednesday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Dorothy SACKFIELD will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 4th, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. David BLACK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association as your expression of sympathy.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-24 published
BOUDREAU, Charlie
On May 22, 2006 at the age of 77 in Chesley, Charlie left his broken human body to join his departed parents and five brothers. He leaves behind five brothers and one sister in Cross Point, Quebec, a sister in Kansas City, Missouri, a brother in Niagara Falls, a sister Regina Tufts in Owen Sound and his caregivers' sister Florence and her husband John WALKER of Tara. Charlie is making his journey home to be buried at his mothers' feet on Saturday May 27th. Charlie touched many lives with his famous smile and showed us how to overcome any challenge which earned him the name “Houdini“. Farewell Charlie to a well deserved resting place. Memorial donations to the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-05 published
KARN, Wilmer Windy Edward
Wilmer Windy Edward KARN of R.R.#1 Desboro, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Saturday, June 3 2006 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Betty (née SULKYE.) Loving father of Darylann (Dan) GIES of R.R.#1 Desboro, Dorinda (John) HOWIE of R.R.#3 Elmwood. Dorothy (Howard) KAUFMAN of R.R.#1 Chesley, Darlene (Bruce) SCHAUS of Hanover, Dennice (Wayne) FRITZ of R.R.#1 Hanover and Doreen (Terry) WALKER of R.R.#1 Desboro. Wilmer will be missed by his ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dear brother of Alvena KUHL, Doretta PHILLIPS, Beatrice HATTEN, Lorraine HODDER, Harold (Violet), Alvin (Betty), Dean (Betty) and Larry (Ruth). Predeceased by his brother Gordon; sisters Viola JACKSON and Luella KUHL and his parents, Harry and Elizabeth (WEPPLER) KARN. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Chesley at 2 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Saint Mark's Lutheran Church. Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-19 published
TOLCHARD, Grace Eileen (née ADDISON)
Of Chesley, passed away with her family by her side at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Sunday, June 18, 2006 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Wilbert. Loving mother of Rev. Anne MILLS of Chesley. Dear grandmotehr of Keith (Lisa) MILLS of London and Duane MILLS (Jessica POPE) of Windsor, as well as great grandmother to Justin, Stephanie, Josh and Simon. Cherished aunt of Wayne (Pat) DOWDELL, Shirley (the late Ross) Taylor, Helen (Tom) HOUSE, Bill (Brenda) WALKER, Bob WALKER, Craig (Louise) ADDISON and John (Lynn) ADDISON. Grace will be remembered by her son-in-law Thomas MILLS of London. Predeceased by her brothers Herbert (Glenice) and John; sisters Anne (George) DOWEDELL, Jessie (Melville) WALKER and Evelyn ADDISON and her parents, George and Mildred (LAMONT) ADDISON. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-12 published
GOBERT, Ronald Frederick
Passed away at his home in Hamilton on Canada Day weekend, Ronald Frederick GOBERT in his 68th year. Beloved brother of Jean (Doug) HARVIE of Glencoe and dear uncle of Teresa HARVIE of Montreal and Steve (Tracy) HARVIE of Glencoe. Predeceased by his father, Milton GOBERT; mother, Florence WALKER (née KLAGES;) brother, Reg GOBERT; and Step-father, Victor WALKER. In his early days, Ron worked at radio stations in Owen Sound and London; at Stratford Festival, London's Archaeological Museum and at Fanshawe College. He was currently working at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Cremation has taken place and a private internment service will take place at a later date. Private memorial services to celebrate Ron's life will be held in Toronto on July 14 and in London on July 23.
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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-15 published
WALKER, Wally
The family of the late Wally WALKER are deeply grateful to so many people for all their love and support shown to us at this time of the loss of our wonderful Dad. Our grief was made easier when hearing all the kind words spoken by everyone about Dad. Dad touched many people with his smile, chuckle, gentleness and compassion for all living creatures. Thank you to everyone at Country Lane Nursing home, thank you seems inadequate for all that you did for our Dad and for us, but know that it is thank you that comes from our hearts, we will never forget your kindness, exemplary care, compassion and understanding. Special thanks to Rev. Bill VANDERSTELT for the lovely service befitting our Dad. Deep appreciation to Granddaughter, Alisha WARDELL, for her eulogy, no doubt Poppa was very proud. We would sincerely like to thank Jim CORBETT and staff of Currie Funeral Home for their support and attention to detail. We are truly touched by the many cards, flower arrangements, food brought to our homes, phone calls, words of encouragement and donations. Thank you for everything.
- Steve, Connie, John, Gwynne, Lisa and families.
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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-02 published
COLE, Dorothy Sarah-Ann (JONES)
Suddenly at her residence in Shallow Lake Saturday evening September 30, 2006. The former Dot JONES of Shallow Lake in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Donald COLE. Loving mother of Jim and his wife Maxine of R.R.#1, Annan, Ruby COLE of Shallow Lake, Edith and her husband Bill CASEMORE of Whitecourt, Alberta, Dora and her husband Len ABBOTT of Shallow Lake and Bill and his wife Teresa of Shelburne. Dear mother-in-law of Frank HUTTER of Shallow Lake. Dear sister of Russell JONES and his wife Helen of R.R.#2, Hepworth, Harry (Joe) JONES of Owen Sound, Jean WALKER of Hepworth, Greeta (Pete) WILLIAMSON of Wiarton, Mary CAVERS of R.R.#2, Hepworth and Edith LAMBERTUS and her husband Jerry of R.R.#1, Hepworth. Lovingly remembered by her twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Bessie HUTTER (Friday evening September 29, 2006,) two brothers Ken and Art JONES, two sisters; Marjorie FOX and Ruby SKINNER and her grand_son Max COLE. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A joint Funeral Service for Dorothy COLE and her daughter Bessie HUTTER will be conducted from the Shallow Lake United Church Tuesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jack TWEDDLE officiating. Interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Memorial contributions to the Shallow Lake United Church 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 Dot by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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WALKER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-04 published
Local man killed in Afghanistan
Parents fly to Petawawa to be with son's widow, three children
By Bill WALKER, Sun Times staff and The Canadian Press, Page A1
An Owen Sound man was one of two Canadian soldiers who were killed by insurgents in a ground attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Corporal. Robert Thomas James MITCHELL, 30, who went by the name of Jimmy, died when the small group of soldiers he was with came under attack at 4: 50 p.m. from a handful of insurgents armed with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles.
Canadian military officials identified the other dead soldier as Sgt. Craig Paul GILLAM. Both were members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ontario
MITCHELL, a West Hill grad, is the son of Carol and Bob MITCHELL of Owen Sound.
Their 30-year-old son is survived by his wife Leanne and three small children ages five, three and one.
"They said it was their worst nightmare," said a family friend who did not wish to be identified.
The MITCHELLs were told of their son's death by their daughter-in-law.
Leanne MITCHELL learned of her husband's death when she saw a military car pull up in front of her Petawawa home and two senior officers come to her door.
Carol and Bob MITCHELL chartered a private plane and flew to Petawawa from Wiarton Tuesday night.
MITCHELL was among a group of soldiers providing security for road construction. when they were attacked. The group was holding an observation post in the former Taliban heartland about 20 kilometres west of Kandahar city.
Five other soldiers were wounded.
"They were members of the surveillance troop… a reconnaissance squadron," Col. Fred Lewis, deputy commander of the Canadian contingent, said in Kandahar.
"They were conducting vehicle checkpoints and observation posts at the time."
With the latest toll, 39 Canadian soldiers and a diplomat have now been killed in Afghanistan since 2002.
Two of the wounded soldiers were reported in serious but stable condition. All the wounded were evacuated to Kandahar Airfield, the main coalition base and described as having "non-life-threatening injuries."
Lewis indicated the scale of the attack was small, involving between two and five well-armed insurgents.
The casualties were probably caused by mortars or rocket-propelled grenades, he said.
"The injuries right now: there don't seem to be any sort of bullets involved."
Because the attack happened shortly before dark, further investigation into the attack will have to wait until today, he said.
"In this particular case, we were clearing an area to put in a road that would have allowed the economy to flow north and south through the Panjwaii area," Lewis said. "We've got to remain vigilant to the Taliban reinfiltrating into the area."
The attack prompted a quick response.
"Almost immediately other forces responded to it, treated and medevaced the casualties, and carried on with the operation," said Lt.-Col. Omer Lavoie, the ground-level commander of Canada's fighting force.
Two U.S. soldiers were also wounded nearby. It was not clear whether they were hit by the same group of insurgents or a separate ambush. The fighting comes exactly one month after the launch of Operation Medusa, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization operation led by Canadian troops that officials boasted killed hundreds of Taliban. North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Canadian officials said they had driven insurgents out of the area west of Kandahar city and had done serious damage to the ability of the insurgents to mount attacks.
Lavoie said the latest attacks are a shift back to familiar insurgent tactics after the Taliban were devastated in a more conventional fight.
"They've learned they can't take us on head-to-head in a conventional battle, so they're going back to typical insurgent tactics, (roadside bombs) and hit-and-run tactics," Lavoie said.
The fatal attack was the last in a series aimed at Canadians on Tuesday. The earlier attacks caused no Canadian casualties.
Soldiers of Charles Company were the first to come under fire in the morning as they pushed along the Arghandab River, a few kilometres west of the deadly attack that would come hours later.
Insurgents fired mortars, rockets and automatic weapons at Seven Platoon of Charles Company, the unit that was hit with a deadly ambush September 3.
The soldiers and their Afghan army counterparts returned fire and emerged unscathed.
"Luckily, they're not very good aim," said Warrant Officer Ray Macfarlane, a senior platoon leader.
Closer to Kandahar city and a few hours later, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a Canadian convoy, setting a G-wagon jeep aflame. The suicide bomber died; no one else was injured.
Local civilians and soldiers have said Taliban have quietly seeped back into the area.
"The Taliban has threatened (civilians) with their lives from any kind of association with the coalition," said Maj. Steve Brown, commander of Charles Company.
"They've gone back to the tactic that has consistently worked for them, that is to infiltrate and conduct guerrilla-type operations. Now they're back at it threatening people and their property. That's consistent with this enemy."
The insurgents have learned how to exploit the Canadians' rules of engagement to escape attack, Macfarlane said. Those rules cannot be disclosed under the embedding agreement that allows The Canadian Press to travel with Canadian soldiers on their missions.
"They're smart. I wouldn't say I respect them, but they've learned to play to our weaknesses," Macfarlane said.
Two suspected Taliban members were detained in the morning clash.
A Canadian soldier died last week in a mine explosion on a road that the Canadians have cut through fields to avoid such attacks.
The soldiers killed Tuesday were protecting a similar road-building project aimed at avoiding improvised explosive devices - roadside bombs.
The spate of violence came on October 3, a day of the month that has proved deadly for Canadians recently.
On September 3, the Taliban ambushed Macfarlane's Seven Platoon, killing four soldiers and wounding several more. The next day, the company was accidentally strafed by a U.S. warplane, killing another soldier and wounding more than 30.
On August 3, four soldiers of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry died nearby in a roadside bomb and firefight.
The foiled rebel ambush Tuesday in the rocky, dry river bed of the Arghandab River was a test of resolve for soldiers of Seven Platoon, still recovering from the September 3 attack.
"Honestly, the troops performed extremely well in combat, better than I expected," said Macfarlane.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-02 published
FRASER, Donald
Unexpectedly on Saturday, December 31st, 2005, Donald FRASER, of London, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Joan (COLMAN) FRASER. Beloved father of Jane WALKER, Susan FRASER and Jennifer McQUADE. Loving grandfather of the late Ian WALKER, and of Wendy, Emily, Jason, Heather and Laura. Dear great grandfather of Jamie and Abby. Survived by his brother Rowland, of Seaforth, and by many nieces and nephews. Don served in World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Air Force He will be sadly missed by many who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 862 Freele Street, (at Oxford) on Thursday, January 5th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Don are asked to consider Parkwood Hospital, Western County Wing, or the charity of your choice. (Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793, entrusted with arrangements).

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
PARKER, Martha Flora (née SUTHERLAND)
Peacefully at Exeter Villa on Monday, January 2, 2006 Mrs. Martha Flora (SUTHERLAND) PARKER of Clinton, Ontario. Martha was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Clinton and the Catholic Women's League. Martha was born at McNabs Cove, Cape Breton. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (CAMPBELL) SUTHERLAND of McNab's Cove, Cape Breton. She was the beloved wife of Clifford PARKER and mother of Gordon and Sandra PARKER of Georgetown and David PARKER of Clinton. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her grandchildren David (Davey) and Dawn PARKER of Clinton, Yvonne and Leon BESSIE of London, Shannon and Michael DIRENZO of Georgetown, Sean and Darcy PARKER of Burlington and Ryan and Bronwyn PARKER of Acton. A great joy to her heart were her great-grandchildren (G.G.) Alice and Parker DIRENZO, Monica, Michael and Amanda BESSIE and Kerry and Michelle PARKER. She is survived by one sister Cecilia MacCUISH of St. Peters, Cape Breton and one sister-in-law Agnes SUTHERLAND of Soldiers Cove, Cape Breton. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by one daughter-in-law Claire PARKER, two step-brothers John and Dan SUTHERLAND of Saskatchewan and one step-sister Jessie MacNEIL of Glace Bay, Cape Breton; six brothers Murdock, John Leo, Dan Joe, John Angus, Michael Lawrence and Arthur Joseph and by three sisters Margaret MacNEIL (Mickie), Mary Bell WALKER (Dan) and Jessie JOHNSTON (James.) Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 153 High Street, Clinton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Clinton on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Clinton Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
MORRISON, Deb (formerly FLEMING/FLEMMING, GERIS, née DANIELS)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Thursday, January 5, 2006, Deb Daniels (FLEMING/FLEMMING) (GERIS) MORRISON, of Ingersoll, in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Jim MORRISON. Dear mother of Jason FLEMING/FLEMMING and his wife Barb of Woodstock, Matt FLEMING/FLEMMING and his fiancee Jo-anne of Eastwood, Ashley GERIS and friend Mark HOMINICK of Ingersoll, Melissa and her husband Buddy BREAKWELL of Woodstock and Bryan MORRISON of Paris. Dear grandmother of Brayden and Justin FLEMING/FLEMMING and Brienne MORRISON. Dear daughter of David and Pearl DANIELS of Ingersoll. Dear sister of Cathy and her husband Mike CHARLEBOIS of Hamilton, Nancy and her husband Jim WALKER of Macomb, Michigan and Judy PYE of Woodstock. Predeceased by her husband Ken FLEMING/FLEMMING (1978.) Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church, Ingersoll on Monday, January 9, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Bill MAYOROS officiating. Interment later Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
WALKER, William " Will"
Peacefully at home in South Caradoc on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, William "Will" WALKER, in his 20th year. Beloved son of Richard "Mick" and Anne WALKER of South Caradoc. Loving brother of Diane (Niko) HTÈNAS of London, Richard (Semone) WALKER of London, Rebecca WALKER and John TURVEY of Woodstock, Melissa WALKER and Jerid LECLAIR of Guelph, and Robert WALKER. Dear uncle of Amanda and Colin ROSS of London. Remembered by grandparents Wally and Norma WALKER of Strathroy. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Will be sadly missed by fellow students of Conestoga College (Doon Campus), Kitchener and Strathroy District Collegiate Institute. Will was a long-time member of the Mt. Brydges Scouts Canada. Friends may call at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Sunday, January 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal to follow on Monday, from the Funeral Home, commencing at 11 a.m. Frances DOWN officiating. Donations to the Children's Health Foundation (Children's Hospital of Western Ontario), would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
HENRY, Mary Ellen " May"
At McCormick Home on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Mary Ellen (May), dear wife of the late Frank HENRY, in her 91st year. Beloved mother of Mary Elaine. Predeceased by her son Ron HENRY. Dear grandmother of Timothy HENRY. Mother-in-law of John KEMINK. Dear sister of Dolores CONCANNON, Alice TREEHUBA and James WALKER (Velma). Predeceased by Gertrude WALKER, Frances O'BRIEN, Anna HEMSWORTH, Catherine O'HAGAN and Richard and John WALKER. Dear sister-in-law of Catherine HENRY, Noreen and Leo HENRY and Bernard HENRY. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews, especially Kevin CONCANNON, who was her second son. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1057 Oxford Street, E., on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening 7 o'clock.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-11 published
TIMMINS, Victor
Royal Canadian Air Force 6443 Hornet Squadron
Victor Ernest Timmins passed away peacefully in his 86th year on January 9, 2006, surrounded by his family. Husband of the late Margaret TIMMINS, Vic will be missed by his five children - Jim (Doreen) of Courtenay, British Columbia; Janet (David DAUPHINEE) of London, Ontario; Jill of Peterboro, Ontario; Peggy (Paul COATES) of Ajax, Ontario; and Randy (Debbie) of London, Ontario and his 13 grandchildren - Jeff (Jennifer,) Michael and Andrea TIMMINS Joshua, Sean and Meghan DAUPHINEE; Sarah, Tim and Jake WALKER Emma and Ben COATES; and Kendra and Jenna TIMMINS. He will also be missed by his sister, Clara STILES, his other 'son', next door neighbour, Brian LYTLE, as well as his many Friends and neighbours in Sutton, Barbados, throughout Canada and around the world. Vic is predeceased by his parents, George and Elizabeth TIMMINS, and brothers, Earl TIMMINS and Aubrey TIMMINS, and Alice PUGSLEY. Born in Sutton in 1920, Vic was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force 6443 Hornet Squadron where he served as an Spitfire technician from 1941-1945. Post war, Vic operated a successful taxi business with Bud JOBLIN. He also owned school buses and was a reporter/photographer for The Globe and Mail. He was also widely known for antique refinishing and restoration. Vic's Friendship, generosity and community involvement will be missed by so many. A memorial service will be held on, January 13 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church in Sutton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Knox United Church or Southlake Regional Health Centre. The TIMMINS family would like to thank their many Friends and neighbours whose cards, calls, and gifts of food and flowers have been most appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
HOPKINS, Mabel Rosalind " Midge"
Peacefully at her home in Aurora on Sunday, January 8, 2006 in his 91st year. Midge enjoyed a wonderful life with many Friendships, always showing kindness to all. With Hoppy, she lived in Winnipeg, Lindsay, London, Newmarket, Toronto, Dallas and finally at Park Place Manor Retirement Home in Aurora. A special thanks to the staff at Park Place Manor for their outstanding care and compassion. Midge is predeceased by her father and mother, Reverend Griffith Lloyd and Mrs. Edith EVANS, her sisters Bronwen, May, brother Griffith and twin brother Reverend Dr. Dillwyn EVANS. Midge, beloved wife of the late William R. HOPKINS. Loving mother of Margaret and her husband Will WALKER of King City, Ontario. Dear Gramma to Brent and Rory. Midge was an outstanding role model to her family and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave., Toronto, (416-485-7583) on Monday, January 16, at 12 Noon. Donations to the Toronto Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, 905-727-5421.
"Cherish family and always remember to be good to others"

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
WALKER, Gertrude " Gertie"
The family of the late Gertrude "Gertie" WALKER wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to family, Friends and neighbours for donations, flowers, cards and kind words in her memory. Special thanks to Strathroy Hospital staff on 1st floor south, medical wing for their compassion and generous support of the family. Also thanks to Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia and Reverend Peter BLACK, Watford for the service provided. The Oates Family.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
PILKEY, Kathleen Marie (WALKER)
Of London in her 93rd year was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 20th, 2006. Loving wife of the late Kenneth PILKEY. Cherished mother of Betty Lou (Robert) FIELD, Pauline BARRETT, Wayne (Judy) PILKEY, Mary Lou (Lorne) FITCH, Jane (Joe) ADAM/ADAMS. Predeceased by her son Gerald. Also loved by her 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The funeral service will be conducted at Ridgeview Community Church, 1470 Glenora Drive, London on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Kevin BODALY officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kathleen are asked to consider 100 Huntley Street.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
WRIGHT, Barbara Doreen (née WALKER)
At London Health Science Centre, Dialysis Unit on Saturday January 28, 2006. Barbara Doreen WRIGHT of Aylmer in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Gordon WRIGHT. Loving mother of Elaine CHOWEN and husband Dick of Brights' Grove, Wayne WRIGHT and wife Ruth of Aylmer, Richard WRIGHT and wife Loretta of Port Stanley, Brenda DANCE and husband Charlie of Aylmer, Brad WRIGHT and wife Kelly of Aylmer and predeceased by an infant daughter "Vicky". Loved by 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister of Joyce THORNE of Woodstock, Marilyn AVEY and husband Don of Norwich, and Ann FOGARTY of Windsor, Nova Scotia. Sister-in-law of Norm HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON of Norwich. Predeceased by a sister June HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and a brother Max WALKER. Born in Oxford County on June 30, 1930. The daughter of the late Harold and Iva (SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER) WALKER. Barb came to Aylmer from Woodstock in 1961. A memorial service will be held at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday, February 1st at 2 p.m. with Reverend Don GRAHAM of St. Paul's United Church officiating. Public visitation Wednesday 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m. Interment of the Ashes Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Self Care Dialysis Unit of London Health Science Centre or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-31 published
WALKER, Shirley (BUDDEN)
Peacefully surrounded by family and Friends at Parkwood Hospital, on Sunday January 29, 2006. Shirley (BUDDEN) WALKER, of London, in her 69th year. Loving Mother of Barbara FULLER (Don,) grandmother of Trevor (Jennifer) and Kyle, and great-grandmother of Austin. Survived by sister Judy McCARTY of London and sister-in-law Linda BUDDEN of Wallacetown. Best Friend Shirley ALLEN. Predeceased by son Raymond, parents Harry and Vera, and brothers Jim and Bob. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Thursday February 2, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. with The Reverend Brian McKAY, of St. Andrew Memorial Anglican Church, officiating. Internment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation, Cancer Centre Program, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Shirley WALKER.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-09 published
ARMSTRONG, William John " Jack"
Peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital, on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Mr. William John "Jack" ARMSTRONG of R.R.#2 Auburn in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Elva ARMSTRONG. Loving father of Carol and Gerald McDOWELL of Auburn and Fred and Ruth ARMSTRONG of R.R.#2 Auburn. Cherished grandfather of Wayne and Claire McDOWELL, Ron and Alice McDOWELL, Kim and Allen WALKER, Patti and Pat CRONIN, Lori and Robert GORDON, Donna Lynn and Brian MERKLEY and John ARMSTRONG and his friend Phyllis GALLANT. Also loved and missed by 12 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Robert ARMSTRONG (1985.) Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen St. Blyth, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church -- Auburn, on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. Spring Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Knox United Church -- Auburn or the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
WALKER, Kenneth Clare
In loving memory of my Dad, Kenneth Clare.
Dad, it's hard to believe that 12 years have come and gone - sometimes it feels like only yesterday. I can't believe how often something reminds me of you or of something you said or did and my eyes fill with tears of sadness. But when I think of the train in Paris, I still always smile. Miss you so much, love Jennifer and Harold.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
CROSSMAN, Thomas " Tom" A.
At the South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Ontario on Sunday, February 12, 2006, Thomas "Tom" A. CROSSMAN of Southcott Pines Grand Bend, Ontario in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lynda LEE (WALKER) CROSSMAN. Dear father of Debbie CROSSMAN and her partner Cam RICHARDSON of Toronto, Sue CROSSMAN and Steve QUIGLEY of Montreal. Dear Step-father of Kelly and Stephen SAVAGE of Windsor, Scott McKAY and Ingrid NIELSEN of Ottawa, Sarah BEERS and Jeff BROWN of Kitchener. Dear grampa to Jennifer, Stephanie, Heather, Michael, Michelle, Jessica, Andrew, Jack, Christie, Julia, Jonah, Brian and Jennifer. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edie and Jack JENKINS of Uxbridge, Jean and John BRUBACHER of Guelph, Marcy WALKER and Pedro QUINTANA of Grand Bend. Also survived by "Daisy," Tom's darling dog. Cremation. Funeral service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill on Thursday, February 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mountview Cemetery, Galt, at a later date. Donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses Sarnia-Lambton Branch, 1705 London Line, Suite 5 Sarnia Ontario N7W 9Z9 or the South Huron Hospital Foundation "Emergency Room Upgrade", 24 Huron Street W., Exeter, Ontario N0M 1S2. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca Memorial service to follow in April date and place to be announced. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. CROSSMAN at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
MICKLE, William " Bill" Laird
Of Exeter and formerly of Hensall, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Stratford General Hospital in his 76th year. Husband and dear friend of Frances (TAILOR/TAYLOR) MICKLE. Father and father-in-law of Pam and David O'BRIEN of Blenheim, Judith and Randy POLLOCK of Saint John, New Brunswick, and John MICKLE of London. Grandfather of Michael, Steven, Daniel, Andrew and David. son of the late Laird and Dorothy MICKLE of Hensall. Missed by sisters and brothers Betty MacMILLAN of Waterloo, Charles MICKLE of Hamilton, Bob and Lynne MICKLE of Ayr, and Ann and Bud COLLINS of Waterloo, sisters-in-law Marg ROBERTSON of Cambridge and Isabel McMULLEN of North Bay, brother-in-law Bill WALKER of London and several nephews and nieces. Bill was active and enjoyed being President of the Hensall Kinsmen Club, Deputy Governor, Governor and National Director of the Kinsmen Association. Served as Director of the Ontario Egg Producers Marketing Board and the Canadian Egg Marketing Association. Bill was also the Vice-President of the Canadian Egg Producers Council. Served as Deputy Chief with the Hensall Fire Department for fifteen years. Bill was Councillor for the Town of Exeter for two years and for fifteen years served as the Reeve of Exeter and Councillor on Huron County Council. During that time he was Chair of the Ontario Small Urban Municipalities and President of the Association of Municipalities for Ontario. Bill enjoyed choir singing, curling, lawn bowling, golfing, fishing and a good story. He loved a good joke. He thanks his family and his many Friends for his wonderful life. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Tuesday, February 21st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Cremation has taken place with interment in Exeter Cemetery to follow. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or the Exeter United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
BUTLER, Noreen E. (formerly McCOUBREY, née McBRIEN)
Formerly of Dresden and Glencoe, passed away peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday February 28, 2006 at the age of 87. Born in Dawn Twp., daughter of the late Robert and Minnie (RUTLEDGE) McBRIEN. Predeceased by her first husband Ray McCOUBREY (1978) and her late husband George BUTLER (2001.) Dear mother of Beverley Ann and Allan SLATER of Lakeside, Marilyn and Frank CARNEGIE of Kingston, Jack and Janet McCOUBREY of Lambeth, Jim McCOUBREY and Deborah KENNISH- McCOUBREY of Annan. Much loved grandmother of Kevin and Kim CARNEGIE, Darrell and Danielle CARNEGIE, Kelly and Byron HORBAY, Ann SLATER, Bill SLATER and Shehnaz ALI, Sarah SLATER and Grant ROBERTSON, Stewart SLATER and Mari VELIZ, Molly McCOUBREY and Derek RUMPH, Jeremy McCOUBREY and Sabrina MURLEY, Patrick McCOUBREY and Stephanie DRYSDALE, and Jenna McCOUBREY. Cherished great-grandmother to Collin and Jacey CARNEGIE, Chantelle, Scott, and Robbie CARNEGIE, Ryan and Ethan HORBAY, Rasheeda and Jude SLATER, Rachel, Liam and Moira ROBERTSON, Sophia and Sean SLATER. Step-mother to Marjorie and Murray CUDNEY and family, Edward and Lynn BUTLER and family, Lori and Brian MARKOWSKI and family, and the family of the late Frank BUTLER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley (McBRIEN) and Clayton MOORE, Lloyd and Blanche WALKER and Hilda WALKER. Predeceased by her sisters Mildred GAWNE, Lucille GREEN, and her brothers Robert and Gordon WALKER. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The McCOUBREY and BUTLER families will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday March 3, 2006 at 12: 00 noon with Rev. George HAMILTON of Glencoe officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the charity of your choice or Life Care, Kingsway Lodge " A tree will be planted in memory of Noreen BUTLER in the Badder & Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-07 published
WALKER, Roy
In loving memory of Roy WALKER who passed away March 7, 1998.
When thoughts go back as they often do,
We treasure the memories we have of you
Gone are the days we used to share,
But in our hearts, you are always there.
Always loved by wife Jeanne, sons Dennis, Terry, Paul, Ron and families.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
SCOTT, Howard Ferguson
With his loving family by his side, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at his home in Pt. Edward. Beloved husband of Jo-Ann (FARR) and loving father of Jennifer SCOTT of Point Edward, Tom SCOTT (Tiegan) of Brights Grove, Ed SCOTT and Amy YOUNG of Pt. Edward and Jessica SCOTT of Pt. Edward. Also survived by his only grandchild Keogh SCOTT. Predeceased by his parents George (1984) and Margaret (1977). Howard was a long time employee of Harbour Warehouse and a member of the Pt. Edward Ex-Servicemans Club. Visitation will be on Friday, March 10 at the Stewart Funeral Home (College @ George 519-383-7121), Sarnia from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place from the "Chapel" on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Elaine WALKER officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses Nursing Palliative Care or the charity of your choice.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
WALKER, Shirley (BUDDEN)
The family of the late Shirley (BUDDEN) WALKER would like to express our sincere appreciation to family and Friends for flowers, cards and many donations. Many thanks to Evan's Funeral Home, Rev. Brian McKAY, Carol and Terri of Victorian Order of Nurses, Parkwood Palliative Care and the women of Grace United Church for the luncheon. Very special thank you to Shirley ALLEN for all the support she has given us. Your thoughtfulness will always be cherished and never forgotten. - Barb FULLER and Family

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
COWAN, George Arthur
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Orford Township, George Arthur COWAN, passed away at his home on Friday March 17, 2006 at the age of 68 years. Born in Orford Township, son of the late Frank N. and Anna M. (WOOTTON) COWAN. Beloved husband of Judith (D.Watts) COWAN. Dear father of daughters Laura Knight and her husband Rob of Ayr, Ann SEGEREN and husband Jim of Komoka and predeceased by son George Edward (Ted) COWAN (1971.) Also survived by 2 chosen sons Gerald ELLIS of Calgary and Edward ELLIS of Ridgetown. Grandfather of Jordan, Christopher and Daniel KNIGHT, Maggie SEGEREN, Tanner and Tyler ELLIS. Great Grandfather of Juliana MARTIN. Brother of Joyce Gitt CONWAY and her husband Syd of Weston, Norine WALKER and Charles of Thamesville and the late John William COWAN (1938.) Brother-in-law of Edward WATTS and wife Dorothy of Thamesville, Margaret JOHNSON and husband Don of West Bloomfield, Michigan., Ruth Ann SMITH and husband Jim of Chatham, Brenda EVERITT and husband Allan of Chatham and the late Dorothy Lee WATTS. George was a retired farmer and building contractor. Following his retirement, he and his wife Judy were well known interior decorators. He served for eight years as a director of Howard Mutual Insurance Company, was a member of Emmanuel Congregational Church, Ridgetown and has been active on many church boards. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Sunday from 2: 00-4:30 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Emmanuel Congregational Church, 68 Erie Street North, Ridgetown on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Barry DICKSON/DIXON officiating. Interment Gosnell Cemetery, Orford Township. Donations made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Emmanuel Congregational Church appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
WALKER, Ron
Peacefully, at University Hospital on Friday, March 17th, 2006, Ron WALKER of London in his 84th year. Much loved husband of Jean for 55 years. Loving father of Paul (Judy) of Michigan, Richard (Brenda), and Tracy (Rick) all of London. Proud granddad of Alyson (Sam) and Mark. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ron are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation-University Hospital or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-29 published
WALKER, Ken
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Ken WALKER, who passed away 1 year ago March 29, 2005.
Loved and dearly missed by Esther, Dan, Madison, Jennifer, Shannon and Mary.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-29 published
WALKER, Ron
The family of the late Ron WALKER sends sincere thanks to all our Friends and loved ones for their donations, floral tributes, visitations, cards, e-mails and calls in our time of sorrow. Special thanks to the team of doctors and nurses at the University Hospital who worked so hard to help Ron and for the compassion they showed to us all. Thank you to Rev. Frank MANTZ who so eloquently depicted Ron's life and to the Huff 'N Puff Harmonaires who gave such a fitting choral rendition. And finally, thanks to Deanne and the staff of the Westview Funeral Chapel for helping to ease our grief. Sincerely Jean and Family

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
PATON, Joyce Adelaide (née MacINTOSH)
On April 2, 2006 at the McCormick Home, Joyce PATON, age 84 years, widow of the late Robert James (Bob) PATON, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Also predeceased by her brother Sandy and sister-in-law Marion, sister Jean and brother-in-law Peter ROGERS, son-in-law Greg WHITFIELD, nephew Jim MATHESON and Peter ROGERS, niece Susan MacINTOSH and brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Pearl PATON, Frank and Lorna PATON, Mildred and Bert CRAPPERE and Marg and Gord CARSON. Joyce, oldest daughter of Harry and Lila CREAM) MacINTOSH, was born October 16, 1921 in Halifax where she met her future husband Bob at a war-time dance. They eventually settled in London and started a successful plumbing business. Joyce also kept busy raising five children, gardening and doing volunteer work. She was a Girl Guide leader in Hyde Park, member of the Women's Institute in Thorndale and a dedicated 10 year London Health Sciences Centre gift shop volunteer. Joyce was keenly interested in politics and ran for alderman in London with her nephew Jim MATHESON as her campaign manager. She had a great appreciation for music and could be moved to tears by Tchaikovsky's Pathetique. Joyce took pride in her ability to recite the poetry of her youth and was particularly found of the verse of Robert Service. She liked to start her day with the crossword puzzle, and frequently challenged her grandchildren to a game of cribbage, scrabble or cards around the kitchen table. Joyce had a special place in her heart for each of her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her sister Joan and on a hot summer day, loved to stop by for a swim in Joan and Hal's pool. Joyce derived great pleasure from having all her family together and these gatherings of "the clan" she initiated will be greatly missed. Lovingly remembered by her children Barb (Ernie) MOUCK of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Bill PATON of Blairmore, Alberta, Margaret PATON of London, Christine KNIGHTON of Etobicoke, Elizabeth (Terry) CROWLEY of London, grandchildren Bob WALKER (Crystal) of Niagara Falls, Bill WALKER (Annette) of Ottawa, Jon WALKER (Pat) of Vancouver, Kate and Ben WHITFIELD, Rachel SAUNDERS, Catherine CROWLEY of London, Lila KNIGHTON of Toronto and 9 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn and cherish fond memories are her sister Joan (Hal) MATHESON of London, Art (Verna) MacINTOSH of Wilmot, Nova Scotia, Bill (Ruth) MacINTOSH of Dundas and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank those who cared for Joyce during her stay on Oak Avenue at the McCormick Home for their kindness. The quality of Joyce's later years was also enhanced by the excellent care she received through Alzheimer's Outreach Services at the McCormick Home, Highview Residences and Chelsey Park. Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the funeral service being held in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday April 5th at 1 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the McCormick Home Foundation (for Alzheirmer's Outreach Services), 2022 Kains Road, London N6K 0A8, or the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 650 Waterloo Street, Suite 100, London N6B 2R4. On line condonleces accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-07 published
WALKER, Lois (CRANDON)
Peacefully on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006, at London Health Sciences Centre -- Victoria Hospital, Mrs. Lois (CRANDON) WALKER of London. Beloved wife of J. Douglas WALKER. Loving mother of Douglas WALKER and his wife Ann of Saint Thomas and Wade WALKER and his wife Charlene of Sparta. Also loved by her four grandchildren Jace, Chad, Taryn and Kayla. Dear sister of Marie GREEN and her husband Tom of Strathroy, Ted CRANDON and his wife Gail of Delhi and Doris LAWRENCE of London. Visitation will be held on Sunday 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 Monday, April 10th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation, Mount Pleasant Crematorium. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lois, are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer Centre.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-10 published
LEYBURNE, Marion (SPRIGGS)
Of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, April 9th, 2006, after a short but courageous battle, surrounded by her loving family, at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Stewart LEYBURNE (October 24, 2000) and dearly loved mother of Wendy and her husband Harold LANGILLE of Mississauga and Lisa and her husband David DUCHENE of Oakville. Predeceased by a son David S. LEYBURNE (Jan. 1999.) Dear mother-in-law of Ann LEYBURNE of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 2 brothers Murray and Elford SPRIGGS and a sister Flora GOROWSKI. Loved grandmother of Kerry and her husband Doug WALKER and Erin LANGILLE, Meghan DUCHENE and Drew, Troy and Bret LEYBURNE and loved great grandmother of Logan, Taylor and Phoenix. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marion was born in Toronto on August 15, 1923, the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret SPRIGGS. She has lived in Saint Thomas since 1958. She was a member of St. Hilda's-St. Luke's Anglican Church and was a former member of the Church Guild. Marion was a member of the 65 Club of the Royal Canadian Legion. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Hilda's-St. Luke's Anglican Church.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
CAMBRIDGE, Violet
At Elmwood Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, Violet CAMBRIDGE of London in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late James CAMBRIDGE. Survived by sister Bernice (Bunny) WALKER and her husband Ken, Dorcus (Dodey) COWELL- GREGORY and her husband Ed. Sister-in-law of Ada GREEN. Predeceased by 2 brothers Webb and Bert GREEN. Violet will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, 452-3770.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-17 published
DADSON, Murray
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Florence (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) DADSON and dearly loved father of Douglas and his wife Connie DADSON of Saint Thomas and the late Ann Elizabeth DADSON and her husband Ralph CORRIGAN of Cookstown. Dear brother of the late David DADSON (wife late Violet,) Betty JONES (husband late Pete) and the late Violet TITTERINGTON (husband late George.) Dear brother-in-law of the late Orville THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (wife Helen of Thunder Bay,) Bess CLOSS (husband late Jack) Saint_Jacobs, Pauline EAMES of Saint Thomas and late Paul WALKER (wife Irene of Brockville.) Loved grandfather of Margaret Catherine and her husband Jim, the late Murray Thomas DADSON (January 9, 1996,) Michael Wesley DADSON, Jeanette Ann and Tom BRADBURY and John and Stacey CORRIGAN. Sadly missed by eight great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Murray was born in Saint Thomas on April 9, 1915, the son of the late Wesley and Mary Louise (SIMMONS) DADSON. He has lived in Saint Thomas all his life and was the retired owner of Murray Dadson Heating (25 years). He was a life active member of Grace United Church and a member of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday morning and then to Grace United Church for funeral service at 11: 00 a.m. Interment follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Grace United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
WARNES, Ralph
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Thursday, April 20, 2006, Ralph WARNES of Seaforth, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the former Florence Campbell (DOLMAGE) WARNES Dear father of Beth (DOLMAGE) and Wayne STEELS and Larry and Laurie DOLMAGE, all of Seaforth, and Debbie (DOLMAGE) and Carl McLELLAN of R.R.#1, Brussels. Grandfather to seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jean SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER, Sarnia, Douglas WARNES, Lindsay, John McINTYRE, Georgetown, Grace WARNES, Toronto, Harold (Adeline) CAMPBELL, Blyth and Ina (Herb) STAFFEN, Seaforth. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Edith (LEGGE) WARNES, a brother Bob WARNES and sisters Ruth WILSON, Betty McINTYRE and Laurene WALKER. There will be no funeral home visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held at Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth on Thursday, April 27 at 2: 00 p.m. Pastor Stephen HILDEBRAND will officiate. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, Seaforth (519-527-1390). Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-27 published
MILLER, Nora I.
A resident of Chatham, Nora I. MILLER died on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 91. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late George H. and Jennie A. McKERRALL) MILLER. Sister of Ethel MILLER of Chatham, Douglas MILLER of Arizona and the late Reginald MILLER (1980) and Roy MILLER (1998.) Sister-in-law of the late Margaret GORDON and Jean MILLER (2005.) Aunt of Craig MILLER (Gloria), Chatham; Mary Jo BAIETTI (Norm), Walnut Creek, California.; Bob MILLER, Las Vegas, Nevada.; Elaine YOUNGSON (Art), Windsor; Patricia MILLER (Duff WALKER), Val Caron, Ontario., and Marilyn HANNA (Ken) Richmond, British Columbia. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews. Nora retired as an elementary school teacher with the Kent County Board of Education after teaching for 2½ years at S.S. #25 in Chatham Township and 35 years at McKeough Public School in Chatham. She was a member of the Superannuated Women's Teachers Association and the Retired Teachers of Ontario. Nora was also a member of Chalmers United Church and the United Church Women She was an avid bridge player. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Thursday April 27, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Friday April 28, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Sandra FOGARTY officiating. Interment McVicar Cemetery, Chatham Township. Donations, made by cheque, to St. Andrew's Residence Residents Council Fund appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
HAMBLETON, Charles George
Of London and formerly of Saint Thomas on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Parkwood Hospital, London, in his 84th year. son of the late George and Alice (WALKER) HAMBLETON and dear brother of Ernie and his wife Joyce HAMBLETON of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 3 sisters Margaret MacINTYRE, Edna OWLES and Grace CUMMINGS and a brother Bruce HAMBLETON. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Charles was born in Saint Thomas on January 5, 1923. He served overseas during World War 2 in Sicily, Italy and Europe. He was a member of the Legion. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkwood Hospital or the Legion Poopy Fund.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
WALKER, Ruth Jane (née KERTON)
Loving mother and grandmother, passed away April 27, 2006 at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site at the age of 81. She is predeceased by her husband Kenneth F. WALKER (1992) and her son Frank (March 3, 2006). She will be sadly missed by her daughter and son-in-law Norma-Jean and Bryan HILL; daughter-in-law Anita WALKER and 5 grandchildren Darcy, Casey and Jordy BERRY, Eric WALKER and Laura (Matt) PIGGOTT. Ruth was born at the Kerton Farm at the London and Forest Townlines, June 27, 1924 and was the last surviving child of Bertha (BURGAR) and Henry KERTON. She was predeceased by 8 siblings - Lloyd (1967), Amy (1908), Elbie (1909), Clayton (1985), Mary (1988), Ella (1975), Norma (1943), and Vernon (1946). We will miss her company, Sunday dinners, coffee and butter tarts and her good-bye waves from the picture window and the front porch. "A rose will still be a rose in heaven, but it'll smell ten times sweeter". A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and again on Tuesday from 12 p.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
HAMBLETON, Charles George
Of London and formerly of Saint Thomas on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Parkwood Hospital, London, in his 84th year. son of the late George and Alice (WALKER) HAMBLETON. Predeceased by his wife Lillian (BARR) HAMBLETON. Dear brother of Ernie and his wife Joyce HAMBLETON of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 3 sisters Margaret MacINTYRE, Edna OWLES and Grace CUMMINGS and a brother Bruce HAMBLETON. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Charles was born in Saint Thomas on January 5, 1923. He served overseas during World War 2 in Sicily, Italy and Europe. He was a member of the Legion. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkwood Hospital or the Legion Poopy Fund.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
WALKER, Ruth Louise (formerly WALLS, née BETTGER)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2006. Born in New Hamburg in 1908. Beloved wife of the late John WALLS (1960) and Alex WALKER (1970.) Much loved step-mother of the late Sandra BIRTCH (1984,) Jackie GILBANK of Kincardine, Bill WALKER of Aylmer and Brad WALKER of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Tracey, Tiffany, Trevor, Tasha, Jessica, Melissa, Matthew, Scott, Martha, Olivia, Kade and proud great grandmother of Cassandra and Benjamin. Sister of Harold BETTGER of Goderich, Verna CUTT of Toronto, Mary ALSING of Connecticut, U.S.A. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd, E.G. and sisters Ethel HOPKINSON and Helen CHAPMAN. Sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and their families and many Friends whose lives she touched. Longtime member of North Street United Church. Her immense strength and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains in Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Food Grains, North Street United Church or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
FREED, Alvin George
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alvin George FREED of Tillsonburg announces his passing at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday May 2, 2006 in his 83rd. year. Beloved husband and best friend of 62 years to his wife Mary "Helen" FREED (nee: WALKER.) Dear and much loved father of Sandra (David) YATES of Milton; Barbara (Tom) HARRIS of Chatham; George FREED of Tillsonburg; Kevin FREED of Tillsonburg. Cherished and forever loved by his 9 grandchildren Michelle; Darren PARKER and his fiancée Judy BLANCHETTE; Tom Jr.; Cindy HARRIS and her friend Joe DALE; Joel; Katie; Kelly; David; Nathan. Cherished great grandfather of two great-grandchildren Cassandra and Miles. Dear brother of Doris TAILOR/TAYLOR of Ladner, British Columbia. Also, survived by cousins Barry (Margaret) BROOKES of Vancouver, British Columbia Alvin was predeceased by his brothers Cyril FREED of Ladner, British Columbia and Ron FREED of Renton, Washington. Alvin was an Air Force mechanic during World War 2 stationed in Aylmer. He was also a lathe operator at Livingston Industries of Tillsonburg for 43 years until his retirement. At Alvin's request there will be no public visitation or funeral service at this time. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service for Alvin will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Tillsonburg at a later date. (To be announced at that time.) At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; Canadian Diabetes Association, or to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Tillsonburg. Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (842-5221) entrusted with funeral arrangements. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-10 published
COCHRANE, Jackie
Peacefully at the Elizabeth Bruyere Centre with her family close by her side on Monday, May 8, 2006 in her 57th year, Jackie COCHRANE of Osgoode. Beloved wife of Bill. Loving mother of Karrie (Tyson), Christopher (Kari). Cherished grandmother of Logan and Dakota. Sister of Diane WHITE/WHYTE and Linda WALKER, both of London, Ontario. Friends may call at the Rideau Chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, 1610 Roger Stevens Drive, Kars (East of Hwy 416) on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Osgoode on Friday at 11 a.m. For those who wish, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-23 published
EVANS, Florence Irene (née WALKER)
A resident of Ridgetown, Florence Irene EVANS, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Sunday May 21, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Born in Harwich Township, daughter of the late David and Charlotte (CLEEVE) WALKER. Beloved wife of 66 years to Charles R. EVANS. Dear mother of Margaret and her husband William JOHNSTON of R.R.#1 Morpeth. Loving grandmother of Erin and her husband Jeremy WELCH, and Evan and his wife Denise JOHNSTON. Great grandmother of Marie and Lindsay WELCH. Sister of the late Elizabeth, Mary, Len, Wallace, Stewart, Lloyd, David, Austin, and Garnet WALKER. Florence was a longtime and dedicated member of Erie Street United Church, Ridgetown. The family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Wednesday 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Thursday May 25, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment of cremated remains at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown at a later date. Donations to Erie Street United Church or a charity of one's choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-23 published
WALKER, Hazel Francis
Hazel Francis 83 years. On May 21, 2006 at Hotel Dieu Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Carl (1998). Loving mother of Bryan and wife Maureen WALKER, Toronto, Marty WALKER and Dianne and husband Larry LONGSON, all of Windsor. Dear Grandmother of Kevin LONGSON, Marty LONGSON and wife Trish, Lindsey WOLFRAM and husband Brent, Andrew WALKER, Hayley WALKER, Mark WALKER and wife Sandy and Jennifer WALKER and husband David WOOLLVEN. Great-grandmother will be missed by Tanner, Ally, Quinn, Emma, Keira and Rylie. Dear sister of Grace JACKSON, Harrietsville. Predeceased by her siblings Leonard and Stuart BOURNE and Evelena MANN. Sister-in-law to Howard and Rosemary WALKER, Clarence and Ethel WALKER, Norma and Florence BOURNE. Friends and family will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 895 Quellette Avenue (254-3223) on Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral service will take place on Thursday May 25, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. from the Anderson Memorial Chapel. If you so desire, donations may be made to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Condolences can be forwarded to andersonfh@alderwoods.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
LAND, Dorothy (WOODHOUSE)
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, June 3, 2006, Dorothy (WOODHOUSE) LAND, of Ingersoll, in her 95th year. Wife of the late William LAND (1978.) Predeceased by one daughter Joan BRANSCOMBE (1979) and her husband Mac BRANSCOMBE and one son Roy Thomas LAND (1987.) Mother-in-law of Mary LAND of Ingersoll. Sister of Phyllis DUUT of Brantford. Grandmother of Diana and her husband Brian SMITH of Ingersoll and Tom LAND and his wife Mia of R.R.#1, Victoria. Great grandmother to Candice and her husband Rick WALKER and Paul SMITH, all of Ingersoll, and Tommy, Jordan and Logan LAND, all of R.R.#1, Victoria. Great great grandmother of Taylor WALKER of Ingersoll. A Private Family Service will be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Rev. Jim CARR of Saint_James Anglican Church, Ingersoll officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
WALKER, Ernie
At Wingham and District Hospital, North Huron (Wingham) on Friday, June 2, 2006, Mr. Ernie WALKER of Wingham, age 78 years. Beloved husband of the former Doris TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear brother of Howard and Jean WALKER and Clarence and Margaret WALKER of Wingham. Brother-in-law of Mildred TAILOR/TAYLOR of Wingham, Vera MILLER of London, Maxine TAILOR/TAYLOR of Wingham and Donald and Marlene TAILOR/TAYLOR of St. Helen's. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents George and Eva (HUMPHREY) WALKER, his brother Wilfred WALKER, sister-in-law Ruth WALKER and brothers-in-law Murray and Harold TAILOR/TAYLOR and Gordon MILLER. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Monday, 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral chapel on Tuesday at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Wayne B. BEAMER officiating. Interment in Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Ontario. Memorial donations to Wingham United Church Stained Glass Project or Wingham Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-09 published
ARNOLD, " Jane" Janetta Ann (née WALKER)
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on June 6, 2006, "Jane" Janetta Ann ARNOLD, age 61, of Chatham, wife of the late Michael "Bud" ARNOLD (1992.) Born in Kirkland Lake, in 1944, daughter of the late Janetta (TOPLISS) and Norman WALKER, she was a loans officer for C.I.B.C. for many years. She will be sadly missed by: a sister Shirley AMYOT of Sarnia and 3 brothers Jim WALKER and wife Pat of Wallaceburg, Robert WALKER and wife Lila of Manitoba and Ken WALKER and wife Mary of Mississauga. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S., Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel, on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. John ANDERSON of Abba Ministries, officiating. Burial will take place in Arnold Cemetery, Louisville. Donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-24 published
COOPER, Dorothy M.A.
Peacefully at Grand Wood Park Retirement Residence, London, on Friday June 23rd 2006, Dorothy M.A. COOPER of London passed away just short of her 90th birthday. Lovingly remembered by her honourary nieces and nephews Lynn LEE and her husband Ron of Ilderton, Mark FARROW and his wife Lillian and Paul FARROW and his wife Louise all of London and their families, Kathleen SMITH of Kelowna, Marilyn WALKER and her husband John of Sarnia, Lila KELLY and her husband Brian of Ottawa and their families, and honourary grandmother of their children. Also survived by her Godchild Susan DENISOVS and Susan's father Ross CHAMBERLAIN, her cousin Margaret HAY of England, as well as her many loyal and good Friends. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held at the Church of St. Andrew Memorial, 49 Foxbar Road (at Wellington Road), London, on Monday June 26th at 2 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
HULL, Helen Irene
Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday June 25, 2006. Helen Irene HULL, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon LeRoy HULL. Loving mother of Robert and his wife Janice, of London, Linda and her husband Steve FERRIER, of Bolton, Douglas and his wife Bonny, Margaret PALMER, Janet and her husband David OSTROM, and mother-in-law of Larry PALMER, all of London. Dear sister of Lloyd WALKER and Betty Patrick. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Laura COLLIER, Jodi LEWIS, Lisa, Gordon, Nicole, Robert HULL, Erin JAMES, Amy PALMER, Kalyn and Trevor OSTROM, and great-grandchildren Natalie and Victoria COLLIER, Nathaniel and Colin LEWIS. Predeceased by a son Larry Wayne HULL and a grand_son Scott HULL. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Colborne and Waterloo Street) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Logan Chapel on Tuesday June 27, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Paul BROWNING officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. HULL.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
PRATT, Eulia "Ina" Louise (formerly WILKINSON, née BERRY)
Of Elgin Manor, on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Donald George "Bud" PRATT of Port Bruce and the late Robert WILKINSON. Loved mother of Bryan and his wife Caroline WILKINSON of Saint Thomas, Robin WILKINSON and his partner Marlene REAUME of Saint Thomas and Donna and her husband Michael PARKER of Mount Brydges. Step-mother of Randy PRATT of Saint Thomas and the late Rick PRATT. Dear sister of Ruth GIFFORD of London. Predeceased by 3 sisters Dortha BOUGHNER, Iola MELVILLE and Edythe WALKER and by 4 brothers Ken, Jack, Robert, Glenn BERRY. Dear mother-in-law pf Mary PRATT of Saint Thomas and sister-in-law of Dorothy WILKINSON of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Ina was born in Saint Thomas on January 19, 1930, the daughter of the late Albert Edward and Eulia Bertia LARUE) BERRY. She worked at Weatherhead and the Saint Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. A Memorial service to celebrate Ina's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment of ashes in follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-30 published
PROUSE, Wilbert " Harold"
Of Port Dover on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at Norfolk General Hospital in his 84th year. Beloved husband of 33 years of Patricia. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Gregory and Wendy of Norwich, Stephen of Brantford, Karen and William SARGENT of British Columbia, Carol Ann PROUSE of British Columbia, Debra and Ed LONG of Port Dover and Peggy VINCE of Tillsonburg. Will be sadly missed by his thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Ruby (CRITCHER,) brothers Kenneth and Robert and sisters Marjorie, Dorothy and Evelyn. Mr. PROUSE was a proud 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #158 Port Dover, a Veteran of World War 2 serving in the Calgary Tank Corp. and a life member of the Tillsonburg Shrine Club. The family will receive Friends at Thompson Waters Funeral Home Ltd., 102 First Ave., Port Dover, on Friday, June 30, 2006, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Service will be held at the funeral home at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral Service for Mr. PROUSE will be Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Reverend Frank WALKER officiating. A private interment will take place later. For those wishing, memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-03 published
BEECROFT, Inez (née SALISBURY)
A lifelong resident of R.R.#3 Thamesville, Inez BEECROFT died on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at the Four Counties Health Services at the age of 91. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late Fred and Gladys SALISBURY. Beloved wife of Charles "Charlie" E. BEECROFT for 69 years. Loving mother of Fred and Sherry BEECROFT and Charles G. and Janet BEECROFT, all of R.R.#3 Thamesville and predeceased by Larry Edmond BEECROFT and Darcy Wayne BEECROFT, both in 1971 and an infant Charles Gary BEECROFT in 1940. Grandmother of Megan, Chad, Kurt, Todd, Kristi, Jeff and Dana. Sister of Ruby AIKMEN of Chatham and predeceased by Verna STENTON, Jack SALISBURY and Charlotte WALKER. Inez was a former member of Turin United Church and United Church Women. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street, East, Ridgetown on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 from the Funeral Home with Rev. Herb SUMMERS officiating. Interment Gosnell Cemetery. Donations, made by cheque, to Heart and Stroke appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-04 published
LAUR, Clifton Russell " Kip"
"Our loving dad, husband and friend" Clifton Russell (Kip) LAUR, lifelong resident of the Tillsonburg area, passed away, peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, on July 2nd, 2006 in his 83rd year. He leaves behind his dear wife, best friend of 60 years Lydia (née STANAT) and his children: Sharon DEMEYERE and her partner Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Catherine BENNETT and David LAUR, all of Tillsonburg. He will be fondly remembered by his loving grandchildren: Carrie SHOLDICE and husband Craig, Paul DEMEYERE and his partner Kerri HUDSON, Alison BENNETT, Brett BENNETT and his partner Christina MEEATS, Michael and Karly LAUR. Kip was also the adoring great-grandfather of: Dustin and Clint WALKER and Callie SHOLDICE. He will also be missed by his sister Doris HOOKER and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Murray and Josephine LAUR and by his sister Irene SYKES and by his brother Sheldon LAUR. Following his retirement after 26 dedicated years at Gilvesy Construction, Tillsonburg, in 1982, Kip enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Long Point where he loved to fish and golf. The family will receive Friends at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg 519-842-4238 Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Clifton Russell (Kip) LAUR Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m by Rev. W.D. JARVIS in the Verhoeve Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque) payable to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the LAUR family.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-07 published
MOORE, Stanley H.
Peacefully at the New Liskeard Hospital on his 80th Birthday, July 4, 2006, Stanley H. MOORE of Tillsonburg. Born in New Liskeard, Ontario, July 4, 1926. Dear son of the late Walter MOORE and the late former Laura WALKER. Stan came to Tillsonburg in 1972 and was manager of the Tillsonburg Community Centre Complex from 1972-1985. He was a past president of the Tillsonburg Rotary Club and Citizen of the Year in 1985. He organized and coached the Saint Mary's Lincolns to all Ontario Championship 1962-63 and organized and coached the Strathroy Rockets 1965-66 and the Tillsonburg Titans to 1986. Stan was an avid golfer and was very community minded and a great people person. Loving husband and best friend of 55 years to Terry (GODREAU) MOORE. Dear father and father-in-law of: Terry and Betty MOORE, Cambridge; JoAnn WILKIE, Woodstock Helen and Bruce PARKHOUSE, Calgary. Proud grandfather of five grandchildren Craig, Kelly and (Kathleen) MOORE; Jennifer and Kay WILKIE and Emily PARKHOUSE and three great-grandchildren Daniel and Hannah MOORE and Alexander MOORE. Dear brother of Dorothy THORNTON, Ottawa; Gertrude KERR, New Liskeard; Lillian and (Carl) LINDSAY, Ottawa. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by three brothers Charles, Harold and Errol and by three sisters Violet SCOTT, Mabel GARVIN and Margaret SHAW. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg until Saturday morning, July 8, 2006, thence to Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg for Mass of a Christian Burial at 10 a.m. by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Cremation to follow with Inurnment later in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations (by cheque only) to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Parish Prayers Friday at 7: 30 p.m. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
GOBERT, Ronald Frederick
Passed away at his home in Hamilton on Canada Day weekend, Ron was in his 68th year. Beloved brother of Jean (Doug) HARVIE of Glencoe and dear uncle of Steve (Tracy) HARVIE of Glencoe and Teresa HARVIE of Montreal. Predeceased by his father, Milton GOBERT; mother, Florence WALKER (née KLAGES;) brother, Reg GOBERT and Stepfather, Victor WALKER. In his early days, Ron worked at radio stations in Owen Sound and London; at Stratford Festival, London's Archaeological Museum and at Fanshawe College. After moving to Toronto, he worked for many years at Harbourfront Centre. While we who loved him grieve his early leaving, we will remember Ron as the consummate combination of Oscar Wilde and Julia Child. An invitation to one of Ron's dinner parties was highly sought after as they guaranteed not only a fabulously prepared meal, but also copious amounts of fine wine and razor sharp wit. Ron was an avid reader with a photographic memory who shared his love of history, art, music, opera and travel with his many Friends at every turn. Friends everywhere will sadly miss this wonderful man and raconteur. Cremation will occur and there will be a private internment service at a later date. In the meantime, a private celebration of Ron's life will be held Friday, July 14th at 3-5 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre Toronto; and another on Sunday, July 23 at 3-5 p.m. at The London and Regional Art Gallery. In lieu of flowers or donations from Friends, expressions of sympathy to The Art Gallery of Hamilton, an organization that he was proud to support, would be sincerely appreciated. Salut and bon voyage Ron!

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-14 published
HITCHCOCK, Brian Leslie
Peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by the love of his family, Thursday, July 13, 2006, Brian Leslie HITCHCOCK, age 60, of Saint_Joseph. Beloved husband of Marianne (WALKER) HITCHCOCK. Loved father of Corey HITCHCOCK of Hamilton and Jay HITCHCOCK and his wife Bobbi-Jo of Kincardine. Loving grandpa of Arwen HITCHCOCK. Loved brother of Barry, Gord, Les, Glenn and Peter HITCHCOCK, Beatrice TROTTER, Beverly VENTO, Kathy KENNEDY, Wendy DURANTE, Ivy BERRY, Cheryl HITCHCOCK and their spouses. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Ivy (PEARSON) HITCHCOCK. Dear son-in-law of Anna WALKER of Lindsay and the late Archie WALKER and their son Archie WALKER and his family. Special thanks goes to Shelly BOUGHEN of Saint Elizabeth Health Care. At Brian's request, cremation will take place. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
SMEEKENS, Adriana
The family of the late Adriana SMEEKENS wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to all of our relatives, Friends, neighbours and co-workers for their many acts of kindness during our time of loss. Your prayers, offerings of the Holy Mass, donations, flowers, food, cards and words of sympathy and support were greatly appreciated. We are grateful to Doctor WALKER for his dedicated care over the years. Special thanks to Father David RANKIN, JoAnn BOERE, ministers and servers, the St. Christopher's choir and the Catholic Women's League. Sincerely, Case SMEEKENS and Family

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
WALKER, Edna (née HEATHFIELD)
Peacefully, in her 93rd year, passed in the Perth Hospital on Thursday, July 20th, 2006, after a short illness. Surrounded by the love of her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Russell in 2003. She will be deeply missed and always remembered by her daughter Sharon, son-in-law Jeffrey and grandchildren Laurel and Hannah NAULT of Perth. Visitation will be at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, July 24th from 2: 00-3:00 p.m. with the funeral following at 3:00 p.m. "Forever with the Lord"

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
HOWALD, Betty Jean (née STONE)
Of Saint Thomas, formerly of Sparta, on Monday, September 11th, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 78th year. Dearly loved mother of Peggy and her husband Larry PAYNE of Saint Thomas, Pat and her husband Harold WALKER of Port Stanley, Cathy FORBES, Robert and his wife Linda SHARP, Donna and her husband John RICE, Nancy and her partner Tim CURTIS, Raymond HOWALD and his partner Debra HUNSINGER and Bill and his wife Lori HOWALD, all of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Shirley STONE of London and Sandra RHAME of Sundridge. Predeceased by 2 brothers Francies (1982) and Samuel (1986). Sadly missed by 23 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Betty was born in London on February 11, 1929, the daughter of the late Cecil and Irene STONE. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in South Park Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
CHURCHILL, Howard Grant
With his family by his side at Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, September 30, 2006. Howard Grant CHURCHILL of Harrietsville in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Linda (GARTON) CHURCHILL. Loving father of Bradley CHURCHILL and partner Jenn MANSON of Belmont, Matthew CHURCHILL and wife Melanie of London and Julia CHURCHILL and fiancé Erik COCHRANE of Harrietsville. Born in Chatham on September 18, 1948 loving son of Margaret (WALKER) CHURCHILL of Harrietsville and the late D. Grant CHURCHILL (1999.) Dear brother of Doug CHURCHILL and wife Sharon of Harrietsville. Howard was an avid sportsman. He was a member of the Belmont Old Timers Hockey and the Belmont and Dorchester Minor Sports Associations. He was active with the Ontario Agricultural College Alumni in Guelph. He served on the Committee of Adjustments for North Dorchester Township and the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority. Howard was a farmer and well known in the Agri-Business Industry. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Dorchester Arena and Community Centre (2066 Dorchester Road) on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Dorchester Union Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-05 published
KIERLUK, Edward William, M.D., (F.R.C.S.C)
Passed on while exercising his passion for gardening October 1, 2006 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Fay Ensley (SCARROW) KIERLUK (July 13, 2005,) with whom he shared a marriage of 60 years. Father of Peter and wife Gabrielle WALKER of London, Tom of Saint Thomas and fiancée Linda MILLS of London, John of Port Stanley and partner Latisha STOTT of Saint Thomas, grandfather of David and Samuel. He was the brother of Elsie LAST of Brampton, and is also survived by sister-in-law Merle McCLATCHIE of Simcoe, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Mary and Anne and brother Mike. Ed was born in Vegreville, Alberta, attended the University of Alberta, then studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He graduated "Class of 43B". During World War 2 he served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and, following his release from the military, spent several years in family practice in Aylmer before moving back to Alberta for residency work in surgery and pathology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Returning to Ontario, he practised in London, and in 1956 moved to Saint Thomas, where he served the community until his retirement in 1991. His marriage, family, his absolute dedication to the practice of medicine, and his love of gardening enriched all the days of his long life. He was a resident of Saint Thomas and member of Central United Church for 50 years. Though Ed has passed away, hundreds of people inhabit this earth whom he assisted into life, and thousands of lives have been bettered through his care. A memorial reception will be held Wednesday, October 11, at 1 p.m. at Central United Church, 135 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-05 published
WALKER, Lillian E. (née ROBINSON)
Of London passed away at Elmwood Place Retirement Community on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce WALKER (1999.) Dear mother of Glenn WALKER of Norwich, Sylvia WALKER of Oakville and Kevin WALKER of Welland. Loving Grandmother of Sean WALKER. Also survived by her brothers Harley ROBINSON (Claudine) of Kitchener, Dalton ROBINSON (Kay) of Saskatoon. Predeceased by her brother Lyle ROBINSON and his wife Eleanor and Dorothea WALKER, Miriam WALKER- HULET and her husband Jack, Paul WALKER and John WALKER. Missed by her several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Lillian's mother died at an early age and then she lived with her aunt Jenny SMALL in Eden. She started her working life in the tobacco fields at Eden. She also worked at the Borden's Plant and in the Tillsonburg Hospital with her cousin Millie SMALL. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A funeral service will be held at Wortley Baptist Church, 250 Commissioners Road East, London on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Robert W. WILSON, officiating. Interment in G.C. Walker Memorial Gardens, Norwich. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1 and the Gideon Bible Society, Box 3619, Guelph, N1H 7A2

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
WALKER, Grace (BELL)
Passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Saturday, September 23, 2006, Grace (BELL) WALKER, of Ingersoll, in her 90th year. Wife of the late Norm WALKER (1980.) Dear mother of Norma and her husband John KEENAN of Ingersoll, Bess and her husband Dunc SINCLAIR of Woodstock, Carol RUMBLE of London and Al WALKER and his wife Lynn of Woodstock. Dear grandmother of John (Linda,) Paul and Mark KEENAN; Jodi (Bruce) BAUMAN/BOWMAN; Jeff (Paula) SINCLAIR; Shawn RUMBLE; Ethan and Megan WALKER. Dear great-grandmother of Tracy and Jon KEENAN, Nancy POWELL, Tim JORGENSEN, Devon and Wesley BAUMAN/BOWMAN and MacKenzie Grace SINCLAIR. Grace was the last surviving member of her family. Cremation has taken place. At her request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Family and Friends are welcome to attend a graveside service at St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by calling McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, Ingersoll (519-425-1600).

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
ANNIS, James Thomas
It is with great sadness that we announce that Jim passed away on October 7, 2006 at the Garry Armstrong Home in Ottawa. Jim was born on December 13, 1917 in Hibbert Township. Predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Mabel Margaret (FAWCETT) ANNIS, brother Gordon and daughter Evelyn FISHER (David deceased.) Lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Marie (née VINCENT,) his daughters Dorinda McCARTHY and Sandra WALKER (David,) grandchildren, Melanie, Lori (Bob), Matthew (Kendra), Michael, Meagan, Erin, Alicia and Jessica, sisters Frances NELLIGAN (Frank deceased) and Doris McDERMOTT (Robert deceased.) Jim graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, in Guelph. Following his graduation, he practiced for a year at Blyth, Ontario before joining the Department of Agriculture with the federal government. He was assigned to Vancouver until 1948 and later worked in Windsor, Toronto, Regina, Ottawa and Moncton retiring to London, Ontario in 1978. He and his wife moved to Ottawa in the spring of 2005. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Thursday from 1: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
WALKER, Walter " Wally" J.
Peacefully at the Watford Quality Care Center, on Sunday October 16th, 2006 Walter "Wally" J. WALKER of Strathroy in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Norma WALKER (née ALFRED.) Dear father of Richard (Anne) of Mount Brydges, Dean (Theresa) of the U.S.A., Sharon KIEWIET of London and predeceased by daughter Bonnie Lou. Sadly missed by twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Remembered fondly by siblings Wilson (Joyce) of Petrolia, Harold (Joan) of Mount Brydges, Bob (Jean) of Morewood, Danny (Betty) of Strathroy, Louis of British Columbia, Doug (Elizabeth) of Toronto, Hazel (Bill) WRIGHT of Mount Brydges and Irene (Don) McLEAN of Strathroy. Predeceased by sister Mary Ellen MORRIS. At Mr. WALKER's request there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service will be held at the Mount Brydges Cemetery at a later date. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges entrusted with arrangements (519-264-1100).

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
McLELLAN, William " Bill" Richard
A resident of Chatham (Eberts), died on Sunday, October 15, 2006, at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance with his family by his side, at the age of 80. Born in Southwold Township to the late Richard and Charlotte (KILLINS) McLELLAN. Predeceased by his Wife Violet (LUCAS) McLELLAN, (1982.) Loving father of Richard Neil McLELLAN and his wife Janine, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, William Thomas "Tom" McLELLAN and his wife Patti, of Eberts, Hugh Brian McLELLAN, Margaret McLELLAN, of Eberts, and Mary Louise McLELLAN and Ian BURBIDGE, of Niagara Falls. Devoted grandfather to Justin, Janice and Chad PRANGLEY, Erin and Scott BOURDEAU, Jeff, Braden, Chelsea, Hayleigh, Connor, and Cody. Bill will be sadly missed by special friend Minnie WALKER. He is survived by his sister Margaret "Peggy" McLELLAN, of Toronto, and brother Bob and Mary McLELLAN, of Markham. Predeceased by 6 brothers and sisters. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St. Chatham, on Monday, October 16, 2006, from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 from the Funeral Home with Rev. Sandra FOGARTY officiating. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association are welcomed. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-20 published
HAWKE, Cecil Morgan
A resident of Blenheim, passed away peacefully after fighting a lengthy, courageous battle with his illness at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham, on Wednesday October 18, 2006 at the age of 80 years. son of the late Dinah and Wesley Morgan HAWKE. Beloved husband of Patricia (MacONACHIE) for 56 years. Loving father of Phyllis and Kingsley DAVIDSON of Merlin and Bruce and Mary Lou HAWKE of Kamloops British Columbia. Devoted Grandfather of Amy and Ryan FRAMPTON, Tim and Lyndsay DAVIDSON and Sarah HAWKE and Great-Grandfather of Meghan FRAMPTON and Brett DAVIDSON. Brother of Grace and Frank WEAVER of Niagara Falls, Bessie and Clarence RAYMOND of Orillia and Bill and Lorna HAWKE of Orillia. Brother-in-law of Bob and Sylvia MacONACHIE and George and Roline MacONACHIE all of Orillia and the late Marjorie and Norris WALKER. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Cec was a retired Ontario Provincial Police officer, an Honourary member of the Merlin Legion and a member of the Church of the Advent (Anglican), Ridgetown. He greatly cherished his family and was an inspiration to all who knew him. The family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday from noon to 1: 30 p.m. Funeral Service to immediately follow at the Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen DEMITROFF officiating. Interment Pardoville Union Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-02 published
McCRACKEN, Freda May (née BROCKIE)
On Wednesday, November 1, 2006, peacefully at Woodhall Residence, Brampton with her son by her side, Freda McCRACKEN at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband William John (1968), loving mother of Dennis John, mother-in-law of Diane (McFALLS) and cherished grandmother of Kerri. Survived by her brother George BROCKIE, predeceased by her sisters Kay PLANK and Jessie ILER. Freda was a dedicated 25 year volunteer at the Etobicoke General Hospital. Will be missed by Brenda, Brian, Jeff and Kelly LANG, and her best friend of over 70 years, Ruby WALKER. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Arthritis Society.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
ROBERTS, David Wayne
Suddenly but peacefully, with family at his side, David Wayne ROBERTS of Port Stanley, passed at the age of 66 on Friday, November 3, 2006. Dave was born in Stratford, Ontario where he met and married his wife Geraldine (Gerrie) and started their family of 3 children Paul, Sarah and Peter. Survived and sadly missed by his wife Gerrie, daughter Sarah HOLDEN, son Peter David ROBERTS, son-in-law Greg HOLDEN and sister Sylvia WALKER and brother-in-law Joe WALKER. Remembering Poppa's rule to "Take what they like, but eat what they take" are grandchildren Kaitlyn ROBERTS, Chelsey ROBERTS and Shale HOLDEN. Also survived by brother-in-law Don HERMAN (Donna) and Joe HERMAN (Pam.) Predeceased by his son Paul Edward, his father William Edward and his mother Dorothy (REEVES) ROBERTS. He was a volunteer and member at the Saint Thomas Seniors' Centre and member of the Port Stanley 55+ Club, David enjoyed golf at the Port Stanley Bluffs and darts at the Saint Thomas Legion. David was well known and will be remembered for his sharp wit and never-ending sense of humour. They will be missed…or not. A celebration of David's life will be held at the Saint Thomas Seniors Centre, 225 Chestnut Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday November 8th. Guests will be received from 12: 00-1:00 p.m. with a brief memorial service at 1:00 p.m., followed by a luncheon. Memorial tributes or sympathy expressions appreciated as donations to the Saint Thomas Seniors Centre or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Saint Thomas.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-08 published
NERDEN, Agatha (WALKER)
At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 Agatha (WALKER) NERDEN of Kensington Village, London and formerly of Guelph, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late of the late Raymond A. NERDEN. Dear mother of Louise MURDOCH and her husband Don of Guelph and Marion STRAIN and her husband Stuart of London. Dear sister of Robert WALKER and his wife Catherine of Mississauga. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley WALKER of Toronto. Also loved by her grandchildren Elizabeth DORMANY and her husband Roy of Guelph, Peter MURDOCH and his wife Dale of Walkerton; Cary STRAIN and his wife Cindy, Sean STRAIN and his wife Jana of London; and Stephen STRAIN of Saint Thomas and her great-grandchildren Brandon and Justin STRAIN of London and Shannon and Kaitlin MURDOCH of Walkerton. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, November 10th at 1: 30 p.m. with Chaplain Maureen DWYER officiating. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, (for the London Learning Centre), 453 Dufferin Avenue, London, Ontario N6B 1Z7. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-18 published
CARTMELL, Shirley Olive (née WALKER)
Of Fonthill, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2006, in her 80th year. Daughter of the late George and Anne WALKER. Beloved wife of the late Don CARTMELL (2004) and dear mother of Dan CARTMELL (Hilja) of London, Glen CARTMELL (Tracey) of Port Colborne, and Andrea SOLTES (John) of Tiawan R.O.C. Loving grandmother to Ben and Rebecca CARTMELL, Nicholas, Morgan, and Eric CARTMELL, and Deanna and Baden SOLTES. Also survived by her sisters Audrey RITCHIE of London and Donna MacKENZIE of Oshawa. A memorial service will be conducted at the Fonthill United Church, Fonthill, on Saturday, November 25th 2006 at 12: 00 noon with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Fonthill United Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences and directions to the funeral home can be found at www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
CATTEL, Helen Jeanette Louise (née STOVER)
Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, November 18, 2006. Mrs. Helen CATTEL of Long Point in her 92nd year. Daughter of the late Charles and Aletha STOVER, she was predeceased by her loving husband Clarence in 1975. She is survived by her loving daughter; Barbara-Anne FROST of Orangeville, brother; Arnold STOVER and his wife Helen of Tillsonburg, aunt and uncle; Winnie and Bob RHODES of Matheson, sister-in-law; Lena CATTEL of Simcoe, nieces; Judy Cattel MORRISON and her husband Don, Rachel SPENCER- SMITH and Rebecca WEBB and her husband Scott, nephews; David STOVER and his wife Susan and Jonathan STOVER. Great-nieces and nephews Katherine, Alexander, Benjamin and Matthew. Mrs. CATTEL was predeceased by her son-in-law; David FROST and sister; Bessie SMITH and her husband Howard. Helen was the Principal of Hillcrest Public School and Port Dover Public School for many years. She also belonged to the University Women's Club of Norfolk, Member of Woodhouse and Otterville United Church, Life Member of U.C.W., Retired Teachers of Ontario (Life Member) and the Women's Institute for over 60 years and was a World Traveler. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. from Woodhouse United Church. Reverend Frank WALKER officiating followed by interment at Woodhouse Cemetery. Those wishing may donate to the Woodhouse Cemetery or to the charity of one's choice.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-21 published
LANDON, Ryan
The family of the late Ryan LANDON wish to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our dear relatives, Friends, neighbours and the community for their floral tributes, monetary donations, cards, letters and drawings, photographs and videos, phone calls, food, expressions of sympathy and all acts of kindness in the recent loss of our cherished son and brother, Ryan. Special thanks to Father Jim CARR who supported us at the hospital with his prayers and presence, his regular visits and his comforting words the Saint_James Anglican Church Women, choir, and members of Saint_James Anglican Church for the beautiful memorial service and their continued care and concern. Thank you to Doug and Janet DYNES at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home for providing a warm and comforting environment in which to celebrate Ryan's life. Special thanks to Doctor McBRIDE and staff at Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll, Dr. GAN and staff at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus and Doctor CORDOTTO and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, for their amazing expertise and excellent care and support for Ryan and our family. Thanks to the Ingersoll Fire Service, Oxford County Emergency Medical Services and the Oxford Ontario Provincial Police for their quick response and care. Sincere thanks to Ted WALKER and Ryan FURNANDIZ for their bravery -- for giving us the opportunity and honour to personally say goodbye to Ryan. A genuine thank you to our special "ninjas" and "angels" who supported us daily and continue to hold us up -- words can never express how we feel. Heartfelt thanks to Ryan's loving family, godparents, Friends, pallbearers, co-workers and Seiwa-Kai Karate family who personally shared in celebrating Ryan's life through their presence, memorials, inspirational words and comforting support. We have been blessed in so many ways. Ryan magically touched several lives in his short adventure with us -- both young and old. His discipline for karate led him to earn his 3rd dan black belt; to achieve the title of Sensei and to become a teacher to others -- not only in karate but in life as well. Ryan's passion for magic also lifted the spirits and minds of those who had the honour of watching him perform. His gift to make everyone smile and laugh, and his strong yet gentle heart will forever be remembered. We miss you Ryan! Toddles! Love Davis, Deb, Kristy and Corey.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-27 published
LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Cameron Kerr
Surrounded by his family at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday November 24, 2006. Cameron Kerr LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH of R.R.#1 Dutton in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (McWILLIAM) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Loving father of Carrie and Jeff WOODS of Dutton, Cathy and Ken McARTHUR of Comber, John of R.R.#1 Dutton. Beloved grandfather of Matthew, Jackson, Carter, McKenna. Dear brother-in-law of Helen and the late Cameron McWILLIAM of Clachan, Shirley and Bob WALKER of West Lorne, Joan and Richard VEENSTRA of Strathroy. Beloved uncle of several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Jennie (KERR) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH and an infant brother. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 28 at 11 a.m. Interment in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. Donations to the Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer or Duff Church Largie would be appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
WALKER, Alice
In loving memory of a special mother and grandmother Alice WALKER who passed away two years ago December 9th, 2004.
Don't grieve for me for now I'm free
I'm following the path God set for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left you all.
Always remembered, never forgotten, Marie, Dale, Marek, Norah and Daniel.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-10 published
WALKER, Howard " Howie"
At London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, December 7, 2006, Howard "Howie" WALKER in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Donna WALKER. Cherished father of Barb (Don) FULLER, Bonnie (Cam) McEWEN, James (Carol) COLLINS, Karen (Jerry ROY) COLLINS, Tammi (John) MUSKA, Cindy (Serge) RHÉAUME and Wallace (Christa) COLLINS. Loving grandfather of 37 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Ray (Shirley) WALKER, Pete (Murial) WALKER, Ron and (Anne) WALKER and Pauline (Carl) CHUTE. Predeceased by 2 sisters Doris and Helen. Howie will be sadly missed and loved forever. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Sunday, December 10, 2006 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Monday, December 11th, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with The Reverend Brian McKAY officiating. Cremation and Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Howie WALKER.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
AGAR, Wilfred Gordon
At the Bobier Villa, Dutton on Thursday December 21, 2006, Wilfred Gordon AGAR formerly of R.R.#4 Iona Station in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (LANGLEY) AGAR. Beloved father of John AGAR and Ida MARTIN, Mary and Bryan KENNY, Peter AGAR and Pat JOHNSON all of R.R.#4 Iona Station. Loved grandfather of Linda and Tyler MERKLEY, Tim and Diane AGAR, Robert and Tania AGAR, Patrick and Janet KENNY, Brad KENNY, Catherine and Arjan KOUWENBERG, David and Mariah AGAR and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters-in-law Ruth AGAR and Judy AGAR and sisters Mildred DUNLOP and Doris WALKER. Gord was a member of Prince of Wales Lodge #171, Iona Station and a member of Nativity/Saint Peter's Anglican Church. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton, Wednesday December 27, 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Thursday December 28 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation. Interment of Ashes in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. Donations to the Bobier Villa or Nativity/Saint Peter's Anglican Church would be appreciated. Prince of Wales Lodge #171 will hold a memorial service on Wednesday at 6: 45.

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-24 published
CRAWFORD, Kenneth Edgar
A resident of Chatham, Kenneth Edgar CRAWFORD passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Friday, December 22, 2006 at the age of 87. Born in Dover Township, son of the late Bruce and Lorraine (PROUDLOVE) CRAWFORD. Beloved husband of Jeannine (VERVAET) CRAWFORD for 54 years. Dear father of Eve SAKAI and her husband Dan of Burlington, Kevin CRAWFORD and his wife Linda of Chatham, Brad CRAWFORD and his wife Nancy of Chatham, and Scott CRAWFORD and his wife Kelly of Blenheim. Grandfather of Tammy SAKAI, Stuart SAKAI, Nick CRAWFORD, Natalie CRAWFORD, Tara CRAWFORD, Sean CRAWFORD, Justin PHIPPS, Ryan PHIPPS, Jennifer WALKER, Joel CRAWFORD, and predeceased by grand-daughter Jamie Lee WALKER (1997.) Brother of June DOYLE of Chatham, Eva SLOAN of Chatham, Reg and Joan CRAWFORD of Lucan, and the late Max CRAWFORD. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 from Noon until 1: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation with interment in Craford Cemetery, Raleigh Township. Donations by cheque to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-10 published
WALKER, William " Will"
Peacefully at home in South Caradoc on Wednesday, January 4, 2006, William Will WALKER in his 20th year. Beloved son of Richard Mick and Anne WALKER of South Caradoc. Loving brother of Diane (Niko) HTÉNAS of London. Richard (Semone) WALKER of London, Rebecca WALKER and John TURVEY of Woodstock, Melissa WALKER and Jerid LECLAIR of Guelph, and Robert WALKER. Dear uncle of Amanda and Colin ROSS of London. Remembered by grandparents Wally and Norma WALKER of Strathroy. Also remembered by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Will be sadly missed by fellow students of Conestoga College (Doon Campus), Kitchener, and Strathroy District Collegiate Institute. Will was a long-time member of the Mt. Brydges Scouts Canada. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mt. Brydges on Sunday, January 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service and committal followed on Monday from the funeral home, commencing at 11 a.m. Frances DOWN officiated. Donations to the Childrens Health Foundation (Childrens Hospital of Western Ontario) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WALKER o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-08 published
LAMBERT, Harry S.
Peacefully, accompanied by his wife and two daughters at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospital Drive on March 7, 2006 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Rheta (née NELSON) for 58 years. Loving father of Kathryn WATKINS (Ron) and Elizabeth SHAUGHNESSY (Jerry HENDRIKS.) Dear grandfather of Charles WATKINS, Mark SHAUGHNESSY, Amy WATKINS and Scott SHAUGHNESSY. Survived by sister Maye WALKER. Pre-deceased by sisters Dorothy GODFREY and Marguerite BURNS. Special thanks for the compassionate care from the 2 West Staff at P.R.H.C. A Memorial Service will be held at the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Little Lake Cemetery. In memory of Harry, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated by the family.

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WALKER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-25 published
BLACK, Jane (née WOLFENDEN)
Jane BLACK, teacher and long time resident of Collingwood, wife of the late Frank BLACK, C.A., died peacefully in her sleep at her home at Kelso Villa in Owen Sound on Saturday January 21, 2006 following a short illness. She is survived by her son Rev. David and Lorraine BLACK of Barrie, and daughter Frances and Bruce COE of Annan, as well as grandchildren, Alexi (BLACK) and Chris SENSICLE of Brampton, Gordon BLACK of Orangeville and Korea, Jason and Genny COE of Guelph and Ottawa, and Stephen COE of Guelph and his fiancee, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Visitation was held at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood on Monday, January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at Trinity United church, Collingwood, on Tuesday, January 24 at 2: 00 p.m. At her request, memorial flowers are respectfully declined but a contribution to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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WALKER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-01-25 published
MORBY, Joseph " Elwood" Edward
Passed away peacefully on Saturday January 21, 2006 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 90th year. Elwood, beloved husband of the late Dorothy MORBY (née HUGHSON.) Loving father of Helen and her husband Terry DOBBS, Sandra and her husband Jim TROTT and Barbara and her husband Herb THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Cherished grandfather of Tammy DOBBS and her partner Donald RAWN, Trevor and his wife Crystal DOBBS, Holly DOBBS and her partner Scott MOULTON, Lori and her husband John CLARKE, Natasha TROTT, Alana and her husband Robert McCLEARY, January and her partner Luke WALKER and Joseph THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his partner Tammy HALL. Proud great grandfather of 9. Survived also by his sisters-in-law Gladys and Armintha MORBY. Predeceased by grand_sons Junior DOBBS and James TROTT, brothers Milford, Jim, Gordon, Herb and Orville as well as parents Walter and Myrtle MORBY. Visitation took place on Tuesday January 24, 2006 from 6-9 in the evening at Fawcett Funeral Homes - Creemore Chapel, 182 Mill Street. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Spring Interment at Glencairn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Alzheimer's Society, Collingwood G&M Hospital or Avening Sunday School in Mr. MORBY's memory. Friends may leave condolences online by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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WALKER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-14 published
WALKER, Malcolm Walmsley
On June 7th, 2006 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 70th year. Beloved wife of Irene (MORE) WALKER of Wasaga Beach. Dear father of Elaine and her husband Tony WEITZENBAUR of Brampton, Irene and her husband Alan RADCLIFFE of Edmonton and Malcolm Jr. and his wife Laura WALKER of Brampton. Grandpa to Patrick WEITZENBAUR, Nickala WALKER and Colin WALKER. Brother of Henry WALKER of Scotland and Jim WALKER of Huntsville. A Memorial Service was held at First Presbyterian Church, (200 Maple Street) Collingwood, Ontario on Monday June 12th, 2006 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 132 River Road East, Wasaga Beach. 705-429-1040. Cremation.
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WALKER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-10-25 published
WALKER, Patricia Elaine (November 9th, 1969-October 22nd, 1971)
"Twenty three months' old,
Inquisitive and wanting to roam,
God bent over and whispered,
I've come to take you home.
It was a tragic day
But it was meant to be.
If Love could bring you home,
You would be here with me."
Love and missed always; Mom, Dad and siblings
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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
MAYNARD, Catherine Alice (née WALKER)
Of Leamington, Ontario has died peacefully in her sleep in her winter home in Florida of a heart condition just recently diagnosed. She was born in Guelph, March 3, 1911 where her brother John resides, and graduated from Mac Hall in 1932. With her husband Neil, who predeceased her in 1984, she provided a loving, nuturing and generous home for Ron, Karen and Jill and welcomed into their lives Sally LYTLE who died in 2000, and Louise NELSON, Jim ROSS and Paul LEE, Q.C. She adored her grandchildren Douglas who died in 1999, Christine and Anthony GIGLIO, Mary Katherine and Shaun O'HERN and Allison MORALES, Heather and Raymond JABLONSKI and Jamie Ross and Christina JACKSON and enjoyed the fun of 12 great grandchildren. We will treasure forever our memories of this classy wonderful lady who had an indomitable spirit. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631), on Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 2-3 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Catherine's life at 3 p.m. Reverend Scott McANDLESS officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
ROBBINS, Alfred Victor " Robbie," C.D.
Lieutenant Colonel (Candian Army Ret'd)
Better known as "Robbie", 84, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, died on February 14, 2006 in the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Hospital, Halifax after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (WALKER;) sisters, Iris and Wilma; daughters, Pamela (Robert), Patricia (Greg) and Jane (Larry); son Peter (Anna) grandchildren Ian, Andrew, Victoria and Jennie and many relatives and Friends throughout the world. His first wife, Anne, died in 1998. Born in Waskada, Manitoba, he grew up in nearby Boissevain, then entered Royal Military College, Kingston in 1940. Commissioned in 1941, he served first with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, then with the Saskatoon Light Infantry in the United Kingdom, Sicily, Italy and Holland from 1943-1945. A dedicated career soldier, he joined The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry after the war, serving on postings around the world while stationed in various parts of Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and the United States, including a year long tour with the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East in 1957-58. He retired from the Army in 1972 as a Lieutenant Colonel, then accepted the post of Bursar of Appleby College, a private school in Oakville, Ontario, which he held for almost ten years. He and his wife Anne moved to the Kentville (Nova Scotia) area in 1990. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
DODDS, M. Jean
(Reg. N., Toronto General Hospital, class of '46)
Beloved daughter of the late Scoon and Elma DODDS. Dearly loved cousin of Mary and Bill WALKER; she will be sadly missed by their daughters Catherine (Rev. Michael STOL) their children Jessica and David from London, Ontario; Barbara (Brian WRIDE) and their children Addison and Fiona from Uxbridge. Visitation will be held at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) (416) 488-1101, on Tuesday, March 14th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church (Glenview Ave. at Yonge, 3 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday, March 15th, at 11 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the Memorial Fund of Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1P5.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
PUTTOCK, Nigel W., M.A., P.Eng.
Died peacefully at home in Milton on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at age 79 after a lengthy battle with Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy. Survived by Babs (neé Barbara Ann BUGLER) the love of his life for over 56 years, children Shirley REABURN (John,) Roger, Pamela GRAY/GREY (Dave), Carol (Gary WALKER), grandchildren Geoffrey READY (Jolán), Gillian COLLINS (Kirby), Leigh Ann FUNDERBURG (Harry), James GRAY/GREY, Andy GRAY/GREY, Christopher PUTTOCK and Eric PUTTOCK and great-grandchildren Nathanael READY, Matthew FUNDERBURG, Owen READY and Jeremy READY. Nigel is also survived by his brother Gerald PUTTOCK of Wales and sister-in-law Jane WALLACE (Ian) of England. Predeceased by son-in-law Doug READY. son of Eric C. PUTTOCK and Mary Wilson COOK, Nigel was born in Horsham, Sussex in 1927, educated at Oundle School, Northamptonshire and Clare College, Cambridge. After serving with the Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force Vol. Reserve 1946-54 and beginning his career with Transparent Paper Ltd, he emigrated to Canada with his bride and growing family in 1957. Here his family and career thrived as he spent the next 20 years in management positions in the building materials manufacturing industry. He was president of Westroc Industries, Director of British Plasterboard, and served as a director of the National Home Builders Association of Canada. Following this Nigel chose a less travelled career path in residential real estate in the Oakville area as agent, broker and business partner. A long time member of the Oakville Club, Nigel's interests in squash, tennis, boating and music kept him active and his Friends entertained. Nigel also applied his engineering experience and technical aptitude to model railroading. He will long be remembered for the family parties he and Babs hosted with games and activities for all ages. As his disease progressed Nigel lost his joie de vivre and slowly withdrew from social activities. Nigel and Babs have been residing quietly in Milton for several years. Following Nigel's wishes, he has been cremated and a memorial service and suitable send off will be arranged when his snowbird Friends have returned. Donations may be made in his memory to the Victorian Order of Nurses Canada Foundation.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-29 published
STRAKER, Gail Lewis Smith (formerly SMITH, née BAIRD)
Passed away on March 28, 2006, after a brief illness at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dearly loved wife of Wallace Rodney STRAKER of Toronto and Cobourg. Daughter of the late Irene Pearl BAIRD and the late David H. BAIRD. Granddaughter of the late Chris and Hilda JOHNSON. Gail is survived and lovingly remembered by her former husband, Thomas Edward (Ted) SMITH and their three children: Muriel JARVIS (Tim) of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Victoria Smith MOFFATT (Blair) of Rothesay, New Brunswick and Raymond SMITH (Marie) of New York City. She is the cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren: Zoe WALKER of Calgary, Jordan WALKER of New Zealand, Teddy and Amelia MOFFATT of Rothesay, New Brunswick, along with Constance, Christopher and Corin SMITH of New York City. Gail leaves a sister, Norma Clumpus DELEAN (Lucien) and a brother David C. BAIRD. She is fondly remembered by her nephew and nieces Joey, Karen CLUMPUS and Jenny Clumpus GROSS. Gail was born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Ottawa. She graduated from the Elmwood Girls School and then attended Carleton University. Gail and her former husband Ted lived in Quebec and Oakville for many years, where they raised their family. During these years, Gail returned to school and graduated from the Ontario College of Art. She served as Director and Chairperson on the Board of Gairloch Gardens and the Art Gallery in Oakville while serving on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropies. Gail also served on the Board of the Cultural Advisory Committee for Metro Toronto and served as past Director with the Ontario Association for Curriculum Development. She was a past member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and the Toronto Downtown Rotary Club. An avid supporter of the Arts, Gail was past Director of Development and Alumni affairs at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Gail served as deputy Executive Director for United Nations Children's Fund Canada and coordinated fund raising programs to help children in third world countries, notably during the Year of the Child, when she organized multiple events involving dignitaries and personalities from around the world. For years, Gail worked tirelessly to promote United Nations Children's Fund's fund raising efforts, organizing conferences and delegations in Canada and abroad. She later held the position of Vice President and Director of Development at Canadian Executive Services Organization. Until the past few years, Gail was responsible for fund raising and corporate events as Director of Marketing with Save the Children - Canada. Most recently, she had been President of the Art Gallery of Northumberland County in Cobourg and Port Hope where she and her husband Rod have a home, Castle Hill, and are supporters of the Gallery. They also maintain a residence in Toronto. With her many professional accomplishments, she was, above all, a loving and devoted mother to her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and remembered in the hearts of her many Friends in Canada and around the world. The family would like to thank her doctors, nurses and the committed and caring staff at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 2 o'clock in the Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West at Avenue Road in Toronto. Interment will take place in the spring at the family plot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Sudbury, Ontario. If desired, donations in Gail's memory may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital Fund, c/o Gail Lewis Smith Straker, 600 University Avenue, Suite #210, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-08 published
Rudolf VRBA, Scientist And Professor (1924-2006)
He was the man who beat Auschwitz, writes Sandra MARTIN. In 1944, he escaped the death camp to warn the world and save the lives of 150,000 Hungarian Jews, but remained bitter that 400,000 were sacrificed
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
Yesterday was the 62nd anniversary of Walter ROSENBERG's escape from Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious Nazi concentration camp in Poland, where more than a million people were killed during the Second World War. Auschwitz irrevocably changed Mr. ROSENBERG, who was only 19 when he escaped. For the rest of his life he lived under the name Rudolf VRBA, the nom de guerre, as he called it, that he adopted after his escape.
Independent, prickly and uncompromising, Mr. VRBA, who had a successful academic career as a biochemist at the University of British Columbia and was the author of more than 50 scientific papers, hated being thought of as a victim or a survivor -- and with good reason. Nobody had rescued him -- he had beaten Auschwitz. A tough guy who tended to be a moral absolutist, he was also warm, funny and a generous and loyal friend. "He struck a very fine sartorial note," said his colleague Professor Michael WALKER. "He was always well dressed and he had a presence and a style about him."
Mr. VRBA was not the only person to flee the extermination camp, but he and his friend Alfred WETZLER were the most important of the five escapees from that hellhole of depravity. They bore detailed and accurate witness to the layout and function of the gas chambers and crematoria and they spread the alarm about the diabolical extermination plans in store for Hungarian Jews. And that is another way that the Holocaust changed Mr. VRBA: Instead of rejoicing that the Auschwitz Protocol (as his detailed report was called) saved at least 150,000 Hungarian Jews, he remained bitter that more lives hadn't been saved, believing to the end of his life that the Hungarian Jewish leaders knowingly sacrificed more than 400,000 of their countrymen in order to save themselves and their families.
The past is not a simple place, especially for those who disinter the myths that spread like moss over the moral complexities of horrific events to make them more palatable for the living. Mr. VRBA was a troubling character to many because he threatened the solidarity of the post-Holocaust Jewish community with his accusations of complicity in his memoir I Can't Forgive. (First published in London in 1963, the book was revised and expanded by Mr. VRBA several times during his lifetime.) As a result, it was easier for many to ignore Mr. VRBA's heroism than to honour it.
Ruth Linn, dean of education at Haifa University, and a native-born Israeli, had never heard about anybody escaping from Auschwitz and neither had her students -- until she watched French director Claude Lanzmann's 1985 documentary Shoah. How was it possible, she asked herself, that Mr. VRBA's memoirs had never been translated into Hebrew. Why had he never been recognized by Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority)? She was a key player in having Mr. VRBA's book translated, in seeing him awarded an honorary doctorate at Haifa University in 1998, and in accounting for his absence in popular accounts of the Holocaust in her 2004 book, Escaping Auschwitz: A Culture of Forgetting.
By then, Mr. VRBA had lived in Canada for nearly three decades. Over the years, he had made crucial depositions against Nazis trying to escape retribution, whether it was the Final Solution leadership at the Nuremberg Trials, Adolf Eichmann after his capture in Argentina in 1960, or former concentration guards living undercover in Germany. He was also a principal witness in trials of Holocaust deniers such as Ernst ZUNDEL in Canada.
"What drove him forward was his understanding of the extent to which the Nazi apparatus used Jewish wealth and Jewish labour to fuel and maintain the German war effort," said Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert. "He had seen it when he was in Kanada [the warehouses that stored confiscated Jewish goods] in Auschwitz when he'd seen this vast amount of material being recycled, and the use made of slave labour."
Sir Martin was so impressed with Mr. VRBA's heroism that he supported a campaign to nominate Mr. VRBA for the Order of Canada and solicited letters from well known Canadians including then law professor Irwin COTLER (more recently minister of justice.) "I fully concur with you that VRBA is a 'real hero.' Indeed, there are few more deserving of the Order of Canada than VRBA, and few, anywhere, who have exhibited his moral courage," Prof. COTLER wrote in a handwritten letter to Sir Martin on February 18, 1992. "Canada will honour itself -- and redeem itself somewhat -- by awarding him the Order of Canada."
It didn't happen.
Walter ROSENBERG was born between the First and Second World Wars in Topolcany, Czechoslovakia. He was one of five children of Elias ROSENBERG, a steam saw-mill owner and Helena Grunfeldova. He was 15 when the Germans began their murderous march through Europe. After he was expelled from high school in Bratislava under the local version of the Nuremberg anti-Jewish laws, he worked as a labourer until he was arrested in March of 1942. Two months later, he was deported to Maidanek and transferred to Auschwitz on June 30.
He survived as prisoner No. 44070 for almost two years, using his formidable memory and analytical powers to compute the numbers of people arriving on the transports and to calculate how many were used as slave labour or were sent to be gassed at adjacent Birkenau. Early in 1944, after the Germans invaded Hungary, he observed how the camp was ramping up to prepare for the arrival of huge deportations of Hungarian Jews.
On April 7, he and an older schoolmate, Alfred WETZLER, escaped from Auschwitz and made their way to Zilina, Slovakia where, on April 24, they told their harrowing tale to the local Jewish council. Mr. ROSENBERG and Mr. WETZLER were put in separate rooms as they wrote out their reports, which were then compared, checked for accuracy against available records and compiled. The 32-page report testifying to the atrocities at Auschwitz-Birkenau was sent to the Allies, the Vatican, the International Red Cross and the Jewish leadership in Hungary -- the next victims on Hitler's extermination list.
The Jewish council gave Mr. ROSENBERG identity papers and he became Rudolf VRBA, a name he later adopted legally. The Auschwitz Protocol reached the Hungarian Jewish leadership in early May of 1944, but they didn't raise the alarm. Instead, they negotiated with Adolf Eichmann in an effort to exchange Jews for trucks and other goods needed by the depleted Nazi war effort.
"Basically, Eichmann deceived them," says Sir Martin in promising the Hungarian Jewish leadership that the trains would take the Jews to holding camps where they would be transferred to the trucks which would convey them to safety in Spain. That's why they kept silent. Between mid-May and early July 1944, nearly 440,000 Hungarian Jews (including Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel) boarded "resettlement trains" in good faith and ended up in Auschwitz where most were immediately gassed. Mr. VRBA always felt that if the Jewish leaders had announced what Auschwitz was about these people would have rebelled.
By June of 1944, the Allies had received the Auschwitz Protocol. They took it very, very seriously, according to Sir Martin. "It had such a massive impact that the Germans were forced to halt the deportations." Coincidentally there was an American air raid on Budapest on July 2, 1944. Hungarian Regent Admiral Miklos Horthy believed the attack was the beginning of the threatened Allied retribution for the Auschwitz Protocol and insisted the deportations stop -- which they did on July 9, 1944. "About 150,000 Jews were saved as a result of VRBA's efforts. "He was totally and extraordinarily successful."
Mr. VRBA warned his own relatives to flee before they, too, were taken. After that, he joined the Czechoslovak Partisan Units in September 1944 and fought with them until the end of the war. He was decorated for bravery. After Czechoslovakia was liberated, he went back to school and did a series of degrees in chemistry, receiving his doctorate in 1951 and a post-graduate degree from the Academy of Science in 1956. He undertook biochemical research at Charles University in Prague from 1953 to 1958. By then, he had married a childhood friend, a medical doctor in Prague named Gerta VERBOVA. They had two daughters, Helena (who has died) and Zuza. Mr. VRBA and his wife separated in 1958, when she defected to the West and he went to a conference in Israel and never returned.
He worked as a biochemist in Israel for two years and then joined the British Medical Research Council in London in 1960. Seven years later he was appointed to the Canadian Medical Research Council and, from there, began teaching in the pharmacology department in the Faculty of Medicine at University of British Columbia. In the mid-1970s, he went on sabbatical to Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts., where he met his second wife, Robin, who became a successful real-estate dealer in Vancouver.
"As a scientist, he started out very well and was well respected for his work in proteins and chemistry," said colleague Prof. Michael WALKER. "He was very independent and he had his own view of what was important," and that often meant he "butted heads with the granting authorities."
Towards the end of his career Prof. VRBA wasn't getting many grants. "I don't think he was treated appropriately by the Canadian scientific community," said Prof. WALKER. "He was prescient in his understanding of his area, which is proteins, and how their function may be changed if they have glucose attached to them." Instead of complaining about his lack of research money, he "put more effort into teaching," according to Prof. WALKER. " The students loved him, especially in the last few years."
Rudolf VRBA was born Walter ROSENBERG in Topolcany, Czechoslovakia on September 11, 1924. He died of cancer in Vancouver on March 27, 2006. He was 81. He is survived by his second wife Robin, a daughter from his first marriage, two grandchildren and two nephews.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-12 published
WALKER, John Albert, P.Eng.
(Retired Vice-President, Kodak Canada)
Passed away after a long illness on Sunday, April 9, 2006 in Orillia, Ontario. Dear husband of Sandy, loving father of Jane BLOCK (Martin) of Toronto and Nancy WALKER of Pasadena, California. Devoted grandfather of Peter, Michael and Andrew BLOCK and Jamie WALKER. Dear brother of Helen ADAM/ADAMS, the late Lois MARK, and the late Mary RUSSELL. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Saturday from 12: 30 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 2: 00 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the wonderful people at the Red Cross and Helping Hands for the care provided.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-19 published
SHARKEY, Brian David
Suddenly in Ottawa on Sunday, April 16, 2006 in his 56th year, Brian SHARKEY, cherished husband of Joyce SHARKEY (née PARKS) Dear father of Jennifer (Dan WALKER) and Michael (Tammy TAILOR/TAYLOR) proud grampa of Griffin WALKER, Ashton SHARKEY and Mason TAILOR/TAYLOR. Sadly missed by brothers Allan, David, their families; Aunt Emma and the Parks families; remembered by step-brothers/sisters of the Roberts family. Brian was a steel salesman who started his career at Drummond McCall Toronto, moving in 1977 to Edmonton. He was manager of Hunter Steel, Brantford until 2001. In 1986, a heart transplant at London Health Sciences Centre, London, thanks to a young donor and his family, extended Brian's life for 20 precious years. Please sign your donor card and tell your family. Friends will be received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on Thursday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Mount Horeb Cemetery, Lindsay. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Lions Club, Camp Dorset or a charity of your choice gratefully appreciated. McCleister (519) 758-1553 mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com "Longing for another season at the cottage, another round of golf, one more glass of wine in Paris."

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
HANNAN, Robert Clarkson (February 5, 1912-April 19, 2006)
Passed away peacefully in Montreal on April 19, 2006 in his 95th year. Loving husband of fifty-five years to the late Elizabeth Ruth DUCLOS, devoted Father of Joan (Edward (Ted) FLETCHER) and loving Grandpa of Joanne (Derek KENT) and Lynn (Zachary CURRY.) Twin brother to the late Elizabeth PIBUS (Raymond PIBUS) and brother to the late Margaret WALKER. The son of Robert Christopher HANNAN and Laura CLARKSON, Bob was born in Montreal where he lived his entire life, raising his family in Hampstead. He worked as a bond trader before assuming the leadership role with the C.A. Duclos Leather Company, where he worked until his retirement in 1975. In addition to being an astute investor and successful businessman, Bob was a lively sports enthusiast and lived spending time outdoors. He was a highly skilled fly fisherman and enjoyed many years of annual fishing trips with his Friends. Being one of the few men in the group to tie his own flies, he would arrive at the camp every year with an abundant supply of hand-tied flies for everyone. Bob was also an avid skier, and was one of the founding members of the J.B. Ski Club at Mont Tremblant. A life long golfer, Bob was an Honorary Member and past Director of The Royal Montreal Golf Club, where he played many memorable rounds with Friends and family over a period of more than 50 years. While he loved the challenge of the game, it was his respect for the game's traditions and camaraderie that truly fueled his passion. As a past Governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, a member of the Canadian Senior Golf Association and the American Senior Golf Association, his zeal for the game took him to many of the world's greatest golf courses. Music was also a passion of Bob's. From his early days of singing in the choir at The Church of the Advent in Westmount and playing the clarinet in the Westmount High School band, you could always catch Bob whistling a tune or tapping his foot to a song he had running through his head. Bob's story telling was legendary - he could always be counted on to enliven a dinner party, a fishing trip or a drink in the 19th hole with one of his memorable jokes. Some of his stories were classics; and although he had told them over and over, his captivating personality, animated delivery, irrepressible sense of humour and wonderful laugh captured the moment. Amongst Bob's greatest attributes were his positive and optimistic approach to life and his ability to make Friends wherever he went. He will be lovingly remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him for his upbeat attitude, his loyalty and strength of character, his straightforward, common-sense approach, his unassuming demeanor and his unwavering ability to live life to the fullest. In this regard, he was an inspiration to his family and Friends. During his last few years, Bob faced the difficulties of dementia with loving support from his family and the caring staff at the Griffith McConnell Residence. He was a truly exceptional person and he will be greatly missed by all. My life's been full, I've savored much, Good Friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undo grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now, he set me free. A private family service will be held. Donations in Bob's memory to The Pat Fletcher Golf Foundation, 2315 Cohen, St. Laurent, Quebec. H4R 2N7 would be greatly appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-01 published
WALKER, Ruth Louise (formerly WALLS, née BETTGER)
Of Goderich. Passed away peacefully on Friday April 28, 2006. Born in New Hamburg in 1908. Beloved wife of the late John WALLS (1960) and Alex WALKER (1970.) Much loved step-mother of the late Sandra BIRTCH (1984,) Jackie GILBANK of Kincardine, Bill WALKER of Aylmer and Brad WALKER of Sarnia. Chernished grandmother of Tracey, Tiffany, Trevor, Tashia, Jessica, Melissa, Matthew, Scott, Martha, Oliver, Kade and proud great grandmother of Cassandra and Benjamin. Sister of Harold BETTGER of Goderich, Verna CUTT of Toronto, Mary ALSING of Conneticut, U.S.A. Predeceased by brothers Lloyd, E.G. and sisters Ethel HOPKINSON and Helen CHAPMAN. Sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and their families and many Friends whose lives she touched. Longtime member of North Street United Church. Her immense strength and determination was an inspiration to all who knew her. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on May 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains Maitland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, North Street United Church or charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-10 published
WALKER, Peter
By Heather MacANDREW and David SPRINGBETT, Page A16
Documentary cinematographer, husband, father. Born May 16, 1952, in London, England. Died November 4, 2005 in Ajax, Ontario, of cancer, aged 53.
A couple of months before he died, Peter WALKER found himself on the other side of a video camera being interviewed about the big subjects: life, death, love and cancer's impact on his life. Ever articulate, Peter spoke about facing death and what he wanted his last moments on Earth to be like. What caused him to falter, and his voice break, during this interview, was when he began to talk about his young daughters, and how becoming a father had profoundly transformed his life. It was working on a television series, Birth Stories, filming the births of complete strangers, that gradually turned this cool, hip, urban, childless man into a doting father at age 50.
Documentary work allows special entry into a multitude of situations, beliefs, countries and cultures most of us can only dream about. Peter was endlessly curious and that, along with his technical skill and artist's eye, made him a sought-after cinematographer in a competitive business.
But Peter's special gift was was the personal connection he was able to make with even the most reluctant subjects. Jackie, his partner, has observed that perhaps with the camera acting as a screen he could be open to intimacy with his subjects. That intimacy, along with Peter's ability to live in the moment while shooting, made for magic on the screen.
Peter and his sister Marilyn moved to Toronto from London, England, with their parents in 1957 when Peter was 4. They lost their mother to cancer when they were teenagers. As Marilyn remembers it, they didn't even know she was sick until she went into hospital and then a few days later they were at her funeral.
The way Peter handled his own illness was very different. He was completely open and willing to talk about what was happening to him; able to ask for and accept help.
Peter travelled the world with his work. He was an excellent and philosophical traveller even under the most arduous conditions. He always had half a dozen books in his extremely organized cases and he especially loved talking politics and conspiracy theories. It was during a shoot in Honduras that he first became aware that he was unwell. A biopsy after surgery confirmed bowel cancer.
He was by this time with Jackie FERRIER, the love of his life, filming the Birth Stories television series and planning their own family. The cancer seemed under control. Morgan was born in 2002. But the cancer came back, spreading to his abdominal cavity. Learning that the cancer was incurable and the prognosis bleak, they made the difficult decision to have another child. Taylor was born in January, 2005.
Last spring, a benefit honouring Peter's work was organized by Friends in the film industry. Pete was well enough to attend and watch a moving compilation video of his work that a colleague, Nick HECTOR, had assembled. During the evening Pete thanked many of the directors he had worked with over the years, not the least of whom was veteran filmmaker Allan King. Pete had shot Allan's Dying at Grace and had just completed Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company, Allan's most recent film. When it was premiered at the Toronto film Festival in September, 2005, Pete was only weeks away from death but he and Jackie made it to the screening.
Photographers and cinematographers have a special relationship to light. Peter took artistic risks with his work and often those risks were all about using the light in such a way as to make an image unforgettable. When Peter died, Jackie said Pete's head turned toward the light, just as he had wanted.
Heather and David are Friends of Peter.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-18 published
HEDLEY, Harold Whitfield, B.A., B.Paed, D.Paed
It is with sadness that the family of Harold Whitfield HEDLEY announces his death at the age of 95 on May 14th, 2006 at Woodstock General Hospital. Harold and his late wife Emmeline, who died in August 1999 after almost 60 years of married life, had resided in Woodstock, Ontario, since 1958 when he assumed the job of Superintendent of Elementary Education for Oxford County. Born in Nicola, British Columbia in 1910, Harold HEDLEY was the son of Rev. John and Lillian HEDLEY, the middle child between Grace and Margaret, both of whom are predeceased. Their family followed the various ministerial charges through British Columbia, and then to Ontario, to Nilestown, Lambeth, Byron, Goderich and Essex. After a brief period in the Imperial Bank, he attended London Normal School to train as a teacher, moving via Windsor to Toronto to take up teaching positions, where he worked his way through many elementary schools over the next 20 years. Along the way, his travels would take him through Europe, escaping Spain just ahead of the Spanish Civil War; the travel bug being a feature of long lived later years with Emmeline, whom he met while teaching at John Wanless School in North Toronto in the 30's. Harold's teaching always left a mark with his students, some of whom have gathered over the years with him in reunions. One, the wellknown author and artist, the late James Houston, would credit Harold HEDLEY in book dedications with his artistic inspiration developed from the weekend trips he and his classmates would make to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and to every other attraction where living art and nature could be appreciated. Following his service in the Canadian Army during World War 2, Harold and Emmeline settled into marriage and children; even doing a sabbatical to England in 1952-53 to teach, and with their three children in tow, and their Ford car, touring still war ravaged Europe. Always the student, Harold HEDLEY worked after hours to obtain his B.A. in 1938 from the University of Western Ontario, a B.Paed. in 1942, and in 1949, his Doctor of Pedagogy from the University of Toronto. This passion for learning continued throughout his life. He had attended his regular 'learning Unlimited' lecture just weeks before his death. Industrious to the core, in the summers of 1948 and 1949 Harold built the family cottage by hand on an island in Georgian Bay, a place today that still stands tribute to his creativeness, that acts as a yearly magnet to his far-flung family. It was there he suffered a stroke, while diving for his glasses dropped overboard at Cognashene's Church on the Rocks, a nearby summer cottage church he helped establish, even preaching at - a church that continues to this day. The stroke in 1975 required Harold to learn over again the fundamentals of speaking; but overcome he did, to continue to lead an active and productive life for 3 more decades. Living in his own house, a beautiful 1846 large brick home in Woodstock until a few weeks before his death, he has been a member and weekly attendee at Chalmers United Church, from which the memorial service will be conducted. Harold HEDLEY is survived by four children, Adrienne ALLISON of Washington, D.C., Harriet WALKER (Gordon) of Toronto, Kipling HEDLEY of Nootka Lightstation, British Columbia and Franklin HEDLEY (Teresa) of Courtenay, British Columbia and grandchildren, Myles (Christine) of London, England, United Kingdom, Mark of Woodstock, Ontario, Alexander (Tiffany) of Sitka, Alaska; Wynsome of Toronto, Melanie of Paris, France, Blair of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Scott, Erik and Heather of Courtenay, British Columbia and great grandchildren, Charlotte, Solveig and Maxmillian of London, United Kingdom, and Aiden of Sitka, Alaska. He will be buried at Canton Cemetery, near Port Hope beside his beloved Emmeline. A celebration of his long and active life will be held at Chalmers United Church, 15 Vansittart Avenue, Woodstock on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m., followed by a reception at his home. Memorial donations may be made to Cognashene Community Church, c/o 325 Glenbrook Dr., Midland, Ontario L4R 5G4 The family especially wishes to thank the caring staff of Woodstock General Hospital and the special ministry of Chalmers United Church. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, Ontario (519) 537-3611

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-19 published
LEGRICE, Edward Glenn (April 10, 1914-May 15, 2006)
Veteran of World War 2 (F/Lt. Royal Canadian Air Force 426 and 415 Squadrons) D.F.C.
Passed away peacefully at Maitland Manor, Goderich, Ontario. Beloved husband for 65 years of Billie (née Isabelle LAMBERT.) Dearly loved father of Peter and Linda LEGRICE, David and Sally WALKER, and Terry and Christine LEGRICE. Cherished Papa of Michael, Lauryn, Taylor, Chris and Teara, Melissa and Micah, Joanna, Niels, Daniel and Jake. Proud Great-Grandpa of Max and the late Sophia. Fondly remembered by Madge LEGRICE and Ev and Pennie PENMAN. Glenn served his country as an Royal Canadian Air Force navigator and leader of his young squadron, who collectively held him in the highest esteem. He returned to his home in Toronto before moving to Unionville in 1954, and later to Goderich in 1999. His legacy will be his wonderful stories and sense of humour, his courage and determination, his integrity and concern for others, and his love and loyalty to his family, especially to his darling Billie. A memorial service is planned for July. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M9A 3A5 would be appreciated by the family.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-22 published
PRINCE, Walter Harry
By Judith WALKER, Page A14
Husband, father, granddad, brother, colleague, friend. Born September 20, 1927, in Windsor, Ontario Died November 27, 2005 of thyroid cancer, in Windsor, aged 78.
Walter should be getting ready to open up the cottage for another season. But this year, his family has to figure it out all on their own. Fortunately, Dad had the foresight to prepare us for everything from broken pipes and downed trees, to getting the Adirondack chairs out on the boathouse deck.
Life was full of accomplishments that warmed his heart. Beginning with a successful career in law and a loving marriage of 50 years, with two children and five grandchildren, each of whom brought Walter great pride -- every day was one to be thankful for.
However, Walter's true appreciation for all he had was most evident while at the cottage on Lake Huron. His wife Janet introduced him to the area shortly after they married. A rather barren shore, shallow waters and an isolated intersection called Oliphant, became in no time a paradise for a young family that loved endless summers.
One of his greatest accomplishments was building the red cottage by the lake. That (and everything around it) were his pride and joy. The boathouse became "Granddad-Central." During the summer months, he would conduct his practice from the boathouse, known affectionately as "Shorelaw."
When not on his computer or receiving a fax, he could be found in the attached woodworking shop, covered in sawdust. Grandchildren would gather to be measured for the annual mark on the beer fridge (or door frame when they got taller), and to help in the workshop with sanding and hammering a doll's bed or toy boat to play with. Woodworking for him was not just the chance to build a practical piece of furniture, but also the challenge to make something unique and beautiful. Even at home in Windsor, he had a sawdust getaway. With two woodworking "studios," Dad had plenty of opportunity to create. The smell of exotic woods, the graceful turn of a table leg or a smooth-grained surface: these gave Dad much satisfaction and pride. Family and Friends were the grateful recipients of many treasures, from cutting boards and chess boards to stools and fine pieces of furniture. When he drove away from the cottage last summer, little did he know he would never return to his favourite place on this earth.
Dad/Granddad lived his life with a set of values he believed in and hoped to impart to his children and their children. Once there were grandchildren on the scene, creating "memories" became important to Granddad, especially as they got older and also came to appreciate the importance of family. Whenever the opportunity presented itself, Granddad would tell a story and within it weave a message for his grandchildren to take away with them.
Friends will recall stimulating dinner conversations; colleagues will wish they had the chance to confer with him regarding legal issues; his grandchildren will long for his attentiveness and those good times; his children will think of their father every day trying to live their lives well, without new words of advice to help -- and his wife will treasure all that they shared, keeping his kindness and love in her heart, always.
Walter's family will return to the red cottage on Lake Huron this spring with a sadness they have never known. However, each day will bring fond memories and we will sit on the deck in the evening watching another spectacular Oliphant sunset disappear into the horizon, finding comfort in its warmth and a sense of contentment as Dad's spirit whispers "Going, going… Gone."
Judith is Walter's daughter.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-20 published
BAIN, Margaret Isobel (née WALKER)
Passed away peacefully on June 16, 2006 in her hundredth year after a long and wonderful life. Predeceased by her husband John Reid BAIN and her grand_son Jonathan Chapman BAIN. She will be dearly missed by her son Thomas (Patricia); granddaughters Christy (Ross) and Kelly ALLAIRE (Geoff;) and great granddaughters Katie and Gracie ALLAIRE. She will be fondly remembered by all of those whose lives she touched. A gathering for family and Friends will be held in her honour. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember her with a donation may contribute to the Georgian Bay Land Trust Foundation Inc (416-440-1519).

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-29 published
DURFEY, John " Jack" Arthur (1921-2006)
On Wednesday, June 28, 2006. dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy (née BRIDGMAN.) Loving father of John (Jan BARRETT,) Joan (Bruce MURRAY), Mary (Dave WALKER) and David (Shirley KNEGT). Proud grandfather of John DURFEY, Graham, Laura and Tim MURRAY, Mark and Erin WALKER, and Ian and Grant DURFEY. Beloved brother of Marion BRIDGE and uncle of Douglas, Harold and Margaret BRIDGE, and Anne and Don BRIDGMAN. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Ave. Dr., Stoney Creek on Thursday, June 29 from 7-9 and Friday, June 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Fifty United Church, 1455 Highway 8, Winona, Ontario at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1. Interment to follow in Fifty Cemetery. As an expressions of sympathy, donations to Fifty United Church, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-07 published
LEGRICE, Marian Isabelle " Billie" (née LAMBERT)
(November 8, 1916-July 1, 2006)
Passed away peacefully at Maitland Manor, Goderich, Ontario six weeks after the death of Glenn, her beloved husband of 65 years. Dearly loved mother of Peter and Linda LE GRICE, David and Sally WALKER, and Terry and Christine LE GRICE. Cherished Nana of Michael, Lauryn, Taylor, Chris and Teara, Melissa and Micah, Joanna, Niels, Daniel and Jake. Proud Great-Grandma of Max and the late Sophia. Dear cousin of Ann GUTHRIE. Fondly remembered by Madge LEGRICE, Ev and Pennie PENMAN, and Helen PINCHIN. Billie grew up in Toronto, attending Riverdale Collegiate and Victoria College where she received her B.A. in 1938. She and Glenn were married on June 7, 1941. Upon Glenn's return from his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, they resided in Toronto before moving to Unionville in 1954, and later to Goderich in 1999. Billie's legacy will be her gentle patience and good nature, her generous and loving spirit, and her empathy for others, both personally and in her professional life as a Manpower Counsellor for the Federal Government. She worked selflessly for her family and provided great strength and guidance to those she loved. She will be truly missed. A memorial service for Billie and Glenn is planned for Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m. at their daughter's home in Goderich. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M9A 3A5 would be appreciated by the family.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
GOBERT, Ronald Frederick
Passed away at his home in Hamilton on Canada Day weekend, Ron was in his 68th year. Beloved brother of Jean (Doug) HARVIE of Glencoe and dear uncle of Steve (Tracy) HARVIE of Glencoe and Teresa HARVIE of Montreal. Predeceased by his father, Milton GOBERT; mother, Florence WALKER (née KLAGES;) brother, Reg GOBERT and Stepfather, Victor WALKER. In his early days, Ron worked at radio stations in Owen Sound and London; at Stratford Festival, London's Archaeological Museum and at Fanshawe College. After moving to Toronto, he worked for many years at Harbourfront Centre. While we who loved him grieve his early leaving, we will remember Ron as the consummate combination of Oscar Wilde and Julia Child. An invitation to one of Ron's dinner parties was highly sought after as they guaranteed not only a fabulously prepared meal, but also copious amounts of fine wine and razor sharp wit. Ron was an avid reader with a photographic memory who shared his love of history, art, music, opera and travel with his many Friends at every turn. Friends everywhere will sadly miss this wonderful man and raconteur. Cremation will occur and there will be a private internment service at a later date. In the meantime, a private celebration of Ron's life will be held Friday, July 14th at 3-5 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre Toronto; and another on Sunday, July 23 at 3-5 p.m. at The London and Regional Art Gallery. In lieu of flowers or donations from Friends, expressions of sympathy to The Art Gallery of Hamilton, an organization that he was proud to support, would be sincerely appreciated. Salut and bon voyage Ron!

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
KEYES, Robert Wyatt
Sadly, Robert Wyatt KEYES, born May 28, 1921, died peacefully on June 26, 2006 with family at his side. He was survived for one week by his loving wife of 59 years Roberta Jean KEYES (McQUEEN.) Survived by three loving children: son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Deborah; daughters Nancy and Barbara; and grandchildren Lauren and Douglas as well as family in Winnipeg, Manitoba; St. Catharines, Ontario; and California. Educated at the University of Manitoba (B. Commerce) and University of Toronto (M. Commerce), Bob held a number of different positions throughout his life including Chief Economist for Western Canada Steel and Cominco Canada. He was also active in teaching economics at Simon Fraser University. He was a veteran of World War 2. Throughout his life he was an avid reader, follower of political affairs and gardener, having a particular love for roses. At its peak, his garden contained several hundred varieties of rose bushes. He was very proud of his family and all their accomplishments. He bore his several years of increasing health problems with great dignity and courage. He was a gentleman's gentleman. His suffering is over and his soul now rests in peace. The family wishes to thank Doctor Jennifer WALKER and the Kiwanis Care Centre staff for their care. Special thanks to Vanja for all her generosity, care and attention. There will be a private celebration of his life at a later date. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the British Columbia Cancer Agency or the British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
Bill HOPPER, Oilman (1933-2006)
Executive had the top job at Petro-Canada for 17 years and helped build the former Crown corporation into a major company, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
A government bureaucrat and oil-industry consultant, Bill HOPPER was the first head of Petro-Canada, the Crown corporation established by Pierre TRUDEAU in the aftermath of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis in the early 1970s.
"He was a very knowledgeable and dynamic entrepreneur and we hit it [off] very well right away," said Marc LALONDE, who was appointed minister of energy, mines and resources in 1980 by Mr. TRUDEAU.
Saying that Mr. HOPPER, who was already ensconced at Petro-Canada when Mr. Lalonde became his political boss, was "absolutely" the right man for that time, Mr. LALONDE noted that he brought a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry. "He was not your traditional bureaucrat. He knew these people [oil-industry executives] inside out, he spoke their language and he was as aggressive as any of them," he said. "He had very strong views about everything…. I was probably as much as a son of a bitch as he was."
Mr. LALONDE believes that Petro-Canada would not have grown the way it did if Mr. HOPPER had not been at the helm. "A more sedate, easygoing guy would have made Petro-Canada vegetate," he said. "He was a key player in the notion of getting an integrated oil company, from drilling to selling gas at the corner store. That's how we first acquired Petrofina as an entry into the field."
A politician of an entirely different stripe, Calgarian Harvie Andre, a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, said Mr. HOPPER "became the target for a lot of the animosity toward Petro-Canada and what it represented to the oil industry, but he didn't create Petro-Canada. Mr. TRUDEAU and Mr. LALONDE did."
Mr. HOPPER's son Christopher had yet another perspective. "My dad had an incredible sense of humour, a way with people that put them automatically at ease. He had a wonderfully sharp mind, loved to have great discussions on public policy, family business and was just a joy to be around," he said in Ottawa yesterday.
According to a HOPPER family story, which journalist Peter Foster relates in his 1992 book Self-Serve: How Petro-Canada Pumped Canadians Dry, Wilbert (Bill) HOPPER was almost born in Ithaca, New York rather than in Ottawa. His parents were living there while his father, Wilbert Clayton HOPPER, was studying for a doctorate in economics at Cornell. Apparently, Mrs. HOPPER (née Eva HILL) borrowed the family car (a converted 12-cylinder hearse) in the very late stages of pregnancy and drove herself back to Ottawa, where she delivered her son.
After finishing his PhD, Doctor HOPPER was hired by the Canadian Department of Agriculture and moved his family back to Ottawa. Young Bill went to Rockcliffe Park Public School and Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa. When his father was appointed agricultural counsellor to the Canadian high commission in Canberra, Bill shifted first to the Scots College, a boarding school in Sydney, and then to Wellington College in New Zealand. After high school, he returned to North America to study geology at the American University in Washington, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in He began working for Imperial Oil as a geologist, but soon went back to school, earning an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1959. By then, he had married Patricia (née WALKER.) They eventually had two sons, Sean Wilbert and Christopher Mark.
That year, the HOPPERs moved to Calgary, where he worked as a petroleum economist with Foster Associates for two years before taking a position as an energy economist with the National Energy Board in Ottawa from 1961 to 1964. He went back to private industry, working as a senior petroleum consultant for Arthur Little in Cambridge, Massachusetts., for the next three years. Mr. HOPPER "revelled in the globe-trotting, frayed-passport life of the international petroleum consultant, living out of a suitcase, dispensing advice to companies and governments in West and North Africa, Europe and all over South America and Southeast Asia," Mr. Foster wrote in Self-Serve.
Nevertheless, Mr. HOPPER moved back to Ottawa and the public service, working as an assistant deputy minister in the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in 1973, just in time for the oil crisis that began that October.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a cartel that includes Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, unilaterally raised its oil prices and dramatically cut back on the amount of oil it was willing to supply to nations that had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War against Syria and Egypt. The sudden increase in oil prices led to stagflation, a combination of high inflation (edging 11 per cent in 1975) and high unemployment (which reached 7 per cent in 1975) in Canada.
Even before the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis, Canada was in a quandary about oil and gas exploration. There was a bitter dispute about taxes, revenues and exploration subsidies between Mr. TRUDEAU's Liberal government on one side, and the industry and Alberta premier Peter Lougheed's Conservative government on the other. In 1970, Mr. TRUDEAU had asked Jack Austin, then deputy minister at Energy, Mines and Resources, to prepare a major study of the situation, including the possibility of creating a publicly owned oil company.
One of Mr. HOPPER's tasks when he arrived at Energy, Mines and Resources three years later was to work on this study. Mr. Andre, who was first elected to the House of Commons to represent a Calgary riding in 1972, remembers being impressed when he watched Mr. HOPPER present the oil study to a Commons committee.
"He seemed like a reasonably knowledgeable guy about the industry and the things that they were talking about in that policy were actually not bad," said Mr. Andre. The energy policy was to "ensure that there were markets for Canadian oil and gas" and measures "to stimulate the exploration industry." Then came the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries crisis, and everything changed. "And off we went on this wild excursion," said Mr. Andre.
The energy policy was shelved, controls were clamped on oil and gas prices, the Alberta industry went into a deep depression and Petro-Canada was founded in 1975 as a Crown corporation to provide "a window in the industry," with Maurice Strong as inaugural chair of the board. He hired Mr. HOPPER as chief executive officer. "Mr. Strong was not an operational guy," said Mr. Andre.
The situation in Calgary was tough, said Mr. Andre, because Mr. Strong and Mr. HOPPER represented "everything that was bad from the perspective of the oil and gas industry." Mr. HOPPER never moved to Calgary, arguing that one of his sons was in a special school in Ottawa and he didn't want to disrupt his family. Consequently, he never became part of the local community. Instead, he commuted to the heart of the oil industry from the seat of government on a private company jet every week. Then Petro-Canada erected a lavish building faced with red granite, imported from Finland, that dominated the Calgary skyline.
During Mr. HOPPER's tenure, Petro-Canada changed from a "window on the oil industry" and a resource-based company to an acquisitions-hungry monolith that also became a refinery- and retail-based company, buying Pacific Petroleums Ltd., Petrofina Canada Inc. and the network of Gulf Canada service stations, among other purchases. Mr. HOPPER eventually became a director of the corporation and chairman of the board as well as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
"The empire grew, but it didn't become profitable," said Mr. Andre, adding that "it couldn't have done it without the largesse of the federal government."
The upside of being a Crown corporation is that you have almost unlimited resources, so there is almost no possibility of bankruptcy. The downside is that you are accountable to the Canadian taxpayers and the political will of the government of the day.
Even after Brian Mulroney became prime minister, wining a landslide victory in 1984, Mr. HOPPER was still able to persuade the Conservatives to purchase the downstream assets of Gulf Oil from the Reichmann family. But, in the late 1980s, there was a concerted push to get the government out of the business of pumping gasoline.
Mr. HOPPER wasn't opposed to privatization, but he was not the right person to do it, in Mr. Andre's opinion, because "you were asking him to undo everything that he had done." The company began selling shares to the public in July of 1991. But Petro-Canada remained 70 per cent owned by the federal government during Mr. HOPPER's tenure.
By the early 1990s, the board had many experienced financial and oil-industry directors, several of whom were less supportive of Mr. HOPPER's managerial style. Rumours started circulating that Mr. HOPPER was an autocratic boss. Added to these problems, the company posted a $143-million loss in 1991. The next year, the results were dramatically better, showing a profit of $109-million, but the board had lost confidence in Mr. HOPPER, feeling, among other complaints, that he didn't work hard enough.
At a board meeting in January of 1993, Mr. HOPPER was fired. James Stanford, who had been named president of Petro-Canada in April of 1990, succeeded him as Chief Executive Officer.
After leaving Petro-Canada, Mr. HOPPER returned to Ottawa. "It didn't come out of the blue," he told a Globe and Mail reporter who asked him about his ouster. "I feel terrific. I'm 60 years old, I've been in this for a long time. For 17 years I've commuted, much to the dismay of Calgarians," he said. "I'm not unhappy about all this."
The exact details of his severance package were not clear, but, based on his more than $400,000 annual salary, it was speculated at the time that he received more than $1.2-million.
After that, Mr. HOPPER, the man who had been such a large and often contentious figure in the oil industry, kept a low profile, although his name was linked with business interests connected to his old friend, Mr. Strong. "He's been doing some board work as well as being a great father and grandfather," his younger son, Christopher, said yesterday.
Mr. HOPPER, who had always enjoyed an expansive lifestyle, had suffered from heart disease in recent years. He had valve surgery and suffered from heart-rhythm problems, but these had been corrected, according to his younger son.
Last Friday, Mr. HOPPER suffered a fall and broke one of his shoulders. On Monday, he underwent shoulder-replacement surgery, then suffered what appeared to be a heart attack or stroke.
Wilbert (Bill) HOPPER was born in Ottawa on March 14, 1933. He died at Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on Monday of complications following surgery. He was 73. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two sons and five grandchildren.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-22 published
WALKER, Doctor Thomas Lawrence " Larry"
At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday July 19th, 2006 Dr. (T.L.) Thomas Lawrence WALKER (Larry) of Chatham in his 84th year. Beloved son of the late Thomas and Emily (BOYD) WALKER. Beloved husband of Ruth (MITCHELL) WALKER for 56 years. Loving father of Rob and his wife Susanne of Stratford, Christine and her husband Graham ANDERSON of Wodonga, Australia, and Bill and his wife Kelly of Toronto. Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren. Dear brother of Bill WALKER of Toronto. Predeceased by his son Tom (1989) and his sister Jean GRIFFEN. Doctor Thomas L.B. WALKER was born May 3rd, 1923. He received his public schooling at Toronto and attended Malvern Collegiate there. From 1941 to 1945 he was on active service as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force He instructed in Dunnville for 2 years before joining the 418 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force overseas. He attended the University of Toronto and secured his medical degree in 1952, interning at Toronto General Hospital and the Sick Children's Hospital. He began practice at Smooth Rock Falls and in May 1956 moved to Chatham where he practiced until April 2006. He was Chief of Staff of Saint_Joseph's Hospital from 1965-1971 and a member of the Board of the Y.M.C.A. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Medical Society, and a member of St. Andrew's United Church of Chatham. At T.L.'s request there was no visitation, rather a private service with family was held Saturday in the chapel of St. Andrew's United Church with Rev. Michael BROOKS officiating. Cremation followed. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Alexander Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or The Garden at St. Andrew's United Church. Family and Friends may send on-line condolences at www.alexanderfuneralhome.ca

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
BOWDERY, Mildred (née WALKER)
Quietly, on Thursday, September 21, 2006, Mildred BOWDERY passed away at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 87 years. Daughter of the late Richard and Lily WALKER, she is survived by her husband Russ, to whom she was married for 64 years. She was predeceased by her sister and best friend Pat (Gordon) FOSSAY in 2001, as well as her nephew Richard (Marg) TURNER in 2000. Mildred leaves to mourn her loving sister Joyce (Edward) TURNER of Winnipeg; nephews Terry (Lorraine) TURNER of Headingley; Grant (Patsy) FOSSAY of Headingley; Craig FOSSAY of Toronto; Eric (Joan ANDERSON) FOSSAY of Headingley and many other family and Friends. Mildred was a kind and gentle person who was forever graceful, modest and refined. She received her training as a nurse in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Russ's career in the Royal Canadian Air Force took them from coast to coast in Canada. As well, they lived in England and the Bahamas for a time. For many years, Mildred and Russ resided in Port Credit, Ontario before returning to her cherished hometown. Mildred was an avid curler and was President of the Dixie Curling Club in Toronto, Ontario. She was also a volunteer at the Mississauga Hospital. Mildred enjoyed her cat and annual trips south, but relished time with family and Friends. Her thoughtful and generous spirit, sometimes feisty and stubborn ways, will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks for the kind care of the staff of the Deer Lodge Centre, and especially the work of home care staff Agnes, Kathy and Penny. Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Headingley or to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Interment and reception will follow. Chapel Lawn Funeral Home And Reception Centre (204) 885-9715

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-12 published
LAW, Doris
Of Oakville, Ontario Passed away on October 10, 2006 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late John Robert (Bob) LAW with whom she shared a full and wonderful life. Mother of Brian and his wife Mary of Cambridge, Ontario and Peter and his wife Stephanie of Lantzville, British Columbia. Grandmother of Michael, Geoffrey, Andrew and William. Mother was the daughter of the late Ida and Andrew WALKER of Outremont, Quebec and sister of her late brothers Howard and Bill. In December 1944 Mom left her career as a teacher in Montreal travelling west to marry Father who was stationed at C.F.B., Suffield, Alberta. Father's career advanced through numerous promotions and moves throughout Canada. During those years Mom devoted herself to her family. On retirement Mom found success and happiness as a painter, a passion that Father willingly supported for more than 30 years. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Ward Chapel on Saturday October 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. A reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-12 published
WALKER, George
By Bill SHANNON, Page A24
Jeweller, adventurer, friend. Born August 31, 1922 in Orangeville, Ontario Died March 20 in Goderich, Ontario, of heart failure, aged 83.
Any man who can have a positive effect on the lives of two generations of another family must be special: George WALKER did that over half a century.
At aged 10 I arrived, an only child with my parents, in the tiny Ontario village of Grand Valley in 1948. My parents became Friends with the local jewellery-store owner, George WALKER, himself about 30; I thus met the most extraordinary man a boy could meet in Grand Valley.
For a little boy in the quiet 1950s, rural Ontario was waiting for someone who knew all the fun things a boy would like to do. George started winter evening-classes in model-airplane building, and in the next few summers I flew model airplanes with gas engines and designed my own balsa wood and tissue paper wind-up models. In spring, he introduced me to drifting down the Grand River with binoculars spotting birds and creatures along the banks. He showed how to build box kites of slender balsa wood frames that flew in the slightest of breezes. One winter he took me to the first actual engine-driven ski tow over in Hockley Valley.
George tried to talk to me about Albert Einstein's theories, had fun experimenting with mild electric shocks, and tuned the radio to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for us to listen to in wonderment as the host spun tales of far off places.
George moved to Guelph and became very affluent as the first jeweller in Guelph to buy diamonds on the European market and offer custom settings. When our children were old enough to ski, George returned to the sport with his own two sons and we all went over to Blue Mountain. In the early 1970s George, already a ham-radio operator, purchased the only computer then available. One summer when my son was about 14, he left his computer with him all summer. Long before most children had set eyes on a computer, my son became something of an expert, a leap forward that lasted for years.
George showed me (and through me, my children) that if you are prepared to look carefully and patiently, anyone can learn to fix plumbing or cars or electric switches, and make things from wood you never thought you could do.
We didn't try his adventures in flight, but he was setting an example of what a person who sets goals can accomplish. First he flew his own airplane, then he went to California to learn about hang gliders, purchased one and brought it home when few in Ontario had even seen one. The day he showed up at Georgian Peaks ski resort late in the winter with this contraption, skiers stared in amazement. In his 60s, he was jumping off a mountain in Hawaii with his hang glider and, in his 70s, he learned how to fly a paraglider while visiting Australia. It was after he had been dragged across a field in his 80th year he learned he had congestive heart failure, which led to his death three years later.
Typical of his generation, George had to start work after high school, but then began a lifelong quest to learn about everything he could through evening courses, self-help books and questions about the meaning of life and life beyond this life. When he had made enough money with his jewellery store, George devoted his time to his adventures and his whims, spending his winters looking for a place in the sun: first in Hawaii, then Florida.
He got me started at an early age looking outside the neighbourhood for adventures of the mind and body. For my children he did that too, but he was also a calm "uncle" any one of the three could visit and talk to when they wanted help finding answers. His family and mine know George was more than ordinary special.
Bill SHANNON is a friend of George.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-18 published
PENDERGAST, John " Jack"
(veteran World War 2)
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Jack on Monday, October 16, 2006 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Marie for 55 years. Loving father of Anne POIRIER (Dave,) Paul, John, Mary and Brian (Eleanor). Cherished grandfather of Genevieve, Lauren, Jacqueline, Andrew, Victoria, Braden, Edward, William, Oliver, Lilly, Emily, Justine, Sean, Kevin, Grace. Dear brother of Edra BOYD, Illyene TRASOLINI, Elva MacDONALD, Patricia WILSON, Donalda WALKER. Predeceased by Edmund, Charles, and Merle Thacker. Jack was born on February 22, 1921 in Lipton, Saskatchewan. He served honourably in the armed forces during World War 2. Jack's integrity and work ethic contributed to his business success and earned him great respect in this industry. Most of all Jack devoted his life to his wife, family and faith. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2006. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Sts. Martha and Mary Church (1870 Burnhamthorpe Rd.) Friday, October 20, 2006. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-26 published
Henry Clifford HATCH, Liquor Distiller (1916-2006)
He followed in his father's footsteps and took a business built on supplying bootleggers and turned it into a roaring success called Hiram Walker
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- Was Scottish whisky maker Tommy Dewar thinking of Henry Clifford HATCH when he said "success is merely a matter of buying your experience cheap and selling it at a profit"?
Cliff HATCH followed in his father's footsteps as head of Hiram Walker, Canada's second-largest liquor distiller (after Seagram), and made the liquor trade in this country as respectable as it could get. That wasn't always easy, given that the HATCH family rose to prominence in the heyday of bootlegging in the United States.
But through business practices that may now seem quaint, harkening to a time when a person's word was his bond, Mr. HATCH cemented an upstanding reputation through tough but always civil competition, anchored by his deep Roman Catholic faith.
Besides, he sure sold some fine hooch, namely, the ubiquitous Canadian Club rye whisky, Ballantine's Scotch, Kahlua and Tia Maria liqueurs, and Courvoisier cognac.
In many ways, Mr. HATCH's career paralleled that of the other great Canadian liquor barons, the BRONFMANs and their signature brand, Seagram. Mr. HATCH's father, Harry, was archrivals with the BRONFMAN patriarch, Sam, but only in business. Cliff HATCH, notes his son, chaired Mr. Sam's 80th birthday party in 1971.
Mr. HATCH also had kind things to say when the BRONFMAN family's Fairview Corp. entered into a 50-50 partnership with the Toronto-Dominion Bank to build the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower in downtown Toronto. At the time, he was serving on the bank's board.
Mr. HATCH was remembered as a gentleman both in and out of the boardroom. A favourite son of Windsor, Ontario, where Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. still fronts the Detroit River, he gave generously to a variety of charitable and civic causes. On his retirement, Hiram Walker employed 5,000 people worldwide, and annual profits were $250-million (U.S.).
"He was a wonderful fellow, an industry leader and a good friend," said Charles BRONFMAN. "My father and Harry HATCH had a great feud going for many years, but they built great businesses, so Cliff HATCH and I could afford to compete as Friends. I told him there's nothing I enjoyed more than switching somebody from Canadian Club to [Seagram's] V.O. and he laughed and said, 'There's nothing I enjoy more than the reverse.' Neither of us wanted to put the other out of business. We worked as competitors, and as very good Friends.
"But much more important to me, frankly, he was a fine human being."
The groundwork was laid by Mr. HATCH's father during Prohibition in the United States. His father had tended bar in some tough saloons in eastern Ontario and ran a liquor store in Whitby, Ontario Harry HATCH made his money, though, first by going into the mail-order booze business and then by coming to the attention of Montreal tobacco-and-liquor magnate Sir Mortimer Davis, who hired the young go-getter as sales manager at his Corby whisky plant. Within two years, production went from 500 gallons a month to 50,000 gallons.
Historian Bill Hunt, author of Booze, Boats and Billions, relates that, at about the same time, Sir Mortimer paid Mr. HATCH $1 for every case of whisky he could sell to American bootleggers. Mr. HATCH, his brother Herb, and future distiller Larry McGUINESS recruited a fleet of fisherman to ferry the liquid gold through the Thousand Islands in an operation that came to be known as "Hatch's Navy."
Harry HATCH prospered and, in 1923, he and some Toronto investors paid $1.5-million for the idle Gooderham and Worts, which had been the country's largest distiller. Three years later, the descendants of Hiram WALKER, a Detroit grain merchant and father of Canadian Club whisky who died in 1899, sold the family concern to the elder Mr. HATCH for $14-million. Mr. HATCH merged his companies into Hiram Walker-Gooderham and Worts, headquartered in Walkerville, Ontario, now part of Windsor, and was dubbed "the king of Canadian distillers."
By the time Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the elder Mr. HATCH had built the world's biggest distillery in Peoria, Illinois, capable of producing 50 million gallons of whisky a year. In 1937, he acquired Ballantine's Scotch Whisky, and just before the Second World War, built a huge distillery in Dumbarton, Scotland.
His son, meantime, had been sent to boarding school in Montreal to learn French. He was 8. After high school at Saint Michael's College School in Toronto, Mr. HATCH considered studying for the Catholic priesthood. But, at his father's urging, he became a travelling salesman, at 17, for the T.G. Bright wine company, which the senior Mr. HATCH bought in 1933. Four years later, his son moved to Windsor to begin his ascent at Hiram Walker.
In 1940, the younger Mr. HATCH personally received a British royal warrant from Lord Chamberlain at Buckingham Palace for Hiram Walker to purvey its goods in the Royal Court.
Also that year, Mr. HATCH enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy. He served in corvettes on convoys that escorted fighting ships across the treacherous North Atlantic. It was dangerous work: At the height of the U-boat campaign, as many as half of the ships were sunk.
Mr. HATCH served on three escorts. He was lieutenant commander on H.M.C.S. Napanee and captain on H.M.S.C. Drummondville and on H.M.C.S. Ville de Quebec. While leaving Halifax Harbour one day, a semaphore message signalled him that his wife, Joan, had given birth to a son two weeks earlier.
He saw the worst of war up close but kept a stoic silence, recalled H. Clifford HATCH Jr. Instead, "his stories about the war were funny. He never talked about death and horror and the number of men he saw die."
Harry HATCH died in 1946. Author Peter C. Newman relates in his book The Bronfman Dynasty that, a few weeks later, the HATCH family received a "sizable" offer for their controlling interest in Hiram Walker-Gooderham and Worts that was believed to have come from the BRONFMANs. It was turned down flat.
Cliff HATCH, meantime, built on his father's innovations. Brands, for example, had come to be an important aspect of whisky marketing and, following Prohibition and the Second World War, consumers restored their loyalties to Canadian Club and labels such as Imperial. In the area of merchandising, Hiram Walker was the first to gift-wrap its liquor.
Unlike the generation that succeeded him, Mr. HATCH never attended university, save for a six-week executive training course in New York in the 1950s. He was crowned company president and Chief Executive Officer in 1964, and among his first tasks was the acquisition of Courvoisier cognac.
He also engineered the purchase of the company's most profitable brand, Kahlua coffee liqueur. Company policy was to buy fewer labels and concentrate on marketing them.
Of course, tasting was important. Mr. HATCH would sample the goods personally, "always before lunch because that's when your taste buds are most active... about 11 o'clock in the morning," says his son, who also became president and Chief Executive Officer of Hiram Walker-Gooderham and Worts.
Mr. HATCH became company chairman in the late 1970s, and, in 1980, he initiated the merger between Hiram Walker Gooderham and Worts and Consumers' Gas Co. of Toronto to fend off a rival's bid for the liquor concern. A corporate shuffle in 1982 returned him as president and Chief Executive Officer following the $630-million (U.S.) acquisition of oil and gas properties in the United States from Davis Oil Co. of Denver. Hiram Walker stumbled badly when it was discovered that the properties held much less proved and probable oil reserves than originally thought.
Mr. HATCH announced his retirement in 1984. But, when the Reichmann family of Toronto launched a $3-billion hostile takeover bid in 1986 for the renamed Hiram Walker Resources Ltd., the company sold the liquor subsidiary to Allied-Lyons PLC, based in Britain. Mr. HATCH finally retired in 1987.
Today, Hiram Walker is owned by the French firm Pernod Ricard as a result of that company's acquisition last year of Allied Domecq, and the various brands have been parcelled out. Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. on Riverside Drive in Windsor still produces and bottles Canadian Club, sold in more than 150 countries, and several other labels, but it's all under contract to Kentucky-based Jim Beam. Its latest offering is pomegranate schnapps.
Mr. HATCH left several major legacies in Windsor, despite having moved back to Toronto in 1994 to be closer to his children and grandchildren: He was founding chair of the Greater Windsor Community Foundation, which has supported the Basilian Fathers and the Art Gallery of Windsor. The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation has donated substantial sums to women's legal aid, Scouts Canada, and L'Arche Canada. And the Joan and Clifford Hatch Wildflower Garden commemorates the couple's contributions to the city's riverfront and parks system.
In a particularly long struggle -- from 1938 to about 1980 -- Mr. HATCH was involved in efforts to remove rail lines from Windsor's waterfront.
Like his own father, Mr. HATCH was a taciturn man who shunned the limelight. He made no public statements on the demise of the company his father founded. He never missed Sunday mass. "My father was very old-fashioned," said H. Clifford HATCH Jr. "He believed that good business was good for both sides. He believed his word was his bond. He always believed in never doing anything in the short term that would hurt the business in the longer term. And he believed that people made a big difference."
Henry Clifford HATCH was born in Toronto on April 30, 1916, and died there on September 23, 2006, of cancer. He was 90. His wife, Joan, died in 2004. He leaves four children -- Cliff, Gail, Mary and Rick -- nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-30 published
NAOUM, George
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of George NAOUM of Edmonton, Alberta, on October 27, 2006. George will be greatly missed by his loving wife Judy DANYLUIK, daughter Rhonda NAOUM and her husband David PARKES, daughter Deborah NAOUM and her companion Murray SUGDEN, stepson Michael DANYLUIK and his wife Sheryl, grandchildren Matthew and Miranda WALKER and Matthew and Natasha DANYLUIK, and special in-laws Jean and Harry KLUFAS. George is predeceased by his first wife Anita Dawn NAOUM. George was born in Athens, Greece in 1928. In 1948, George immigrated to Canada where he briefly attended university in Montreal before moving west to Edmonton. He graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alberta in 1955 and went on to establish a successful engineering consulting practice based in Edmonton. During his time with Camrec Facilities Ltd, George was involved in recreational facilities design throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, and he was instrumental in introducing zero-depth pools and wave pools to the North American market. The West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark and the Southland Leisure Centre in Calgary are two facilities George was especially proud of. In 1991, George retired to spend more time with his family and travel the world. George will be remembered as a devoted husband, caring father, respected businessman and a man of his word. A celebration of George's life will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 2006, beginning at 1: 30 p.m. at the Royal Glenora Club, 11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's name may be made either to the George Naoum Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund or to the Caritas Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4. George's family express their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Chea and his team at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and to Doctor Humphries and the staff at the Mel Miller Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful care of George during his remaining days.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-04 published
GRANT, Helen Marjorie (née WALKER)
(Volunteer 30 years for The Hospital for Sick Children)

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-27 published
WYKES, Eileen Amy
(Born November 6, 1938)
Died peacefully, at home, on Friday, November 24, 2006. She was surrounded by the love of her daughters Kelly DUFFIN and Megan MUELLER and their families; Kelly's husband Dean WALKER, Megan's husband Tom MUELLER and their 8 year old daughter Saskia. Eileen was the daughter of the late Adrienne and Robert WYKES, and the eldest sibling of Graham, Ian (Marilyn), and Janie. Many Friends and family members in Canada and abroad kept in close touch with Eileen during her illness and were a source of joy and inspiration to her. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Tuesday, November 28 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, with Rev. Susanne VANDERLUGT officiating. Private family burial to follow.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
PARKINSON, Dale Alwyn George
It is with great sorrow we announce the unexpected death of Dale Alwyn George PARKINSON on November 27, 2006. Remaining to celebrate his rich life are his children Jane PARKINSON (Leon COLE,) Janet MONKS (Greg), Brett PARKINSON (Janet PAYNE) and Shanley PARKINSON, mother of his children. Dale is also survived by his grandchildren Eden, Abigail and Benjamin MONKS, his stepgrandchildren Ryan PAYNE, Denise and Reed MONKS and his special friend Ingeborg KOOL. He was predeceased by his father George PARKINSON, his mother, Alicia PARKINSON and his brother Dion PARKINSON. Dale was born on September 2, 1941, in Rochdale, England. He lived his early years in Duff, Saskatchewan, and never lost his love of the prairies. He moved to Winnipeg with his family at 12 years old and eventually graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. His career at Investors Group spanned four decades where his dedication, hard work and integrity resulted in many appointments until he retired from the position of Executive Vice-President, Investors Group Inc., in 1999. He continued to serve the company as a consultant, Chairman of the Board and Director of Investors Group Trust Co., and President and Director I.G. Resources Inc. Dale was also currently Chairman of the Board, The International Scholarship Foundation, Committee Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Committee and member of the Governance, Investment, Educational Policy and Scholarship IT Strategy Committees. Dale was also a director of Scholarship Consultants of North America Ltd; Isitaboyorgirl. Inc; University Scholarships Canada Inc; and Chairman of the Board of the Trust Company of London Life, and a member of the University of Manitoba Board of Governors Finance Committee. Dale was also currently Director and Vice-President and Lifetime Sponsor of the National Board of Ducks Unlimited, Cda. Dale also dedicated a great deal of his time to serving his community including the United Way, Hospice, Ducks Unlimited, and Assiniboine Park Rangers and many others. Dale was a man of great wisdom, a strong and dedicated leader who brought his deep sense of pride and integrity to everything he did. Many will remember him as one who could be relied upon for wise counsel and for his devotion to mentoring others and helping them achieve their dreams. Dale touched the lives of countless people and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Dale was a very proud Winnipegger and a patriotic Canadian who loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and napping in the sun at his cabin at Clearwater Bay. Dad was a great lover of music and of his three dogs Admiral, Columbus and Ptarmigan. No one will forget his keen sense of humour, his endless supply of jokes, his penchant for nicknaming those he cared about, and his contagious laugh. But Dale will be remembered most of all for his unconditional love and devotion to his family. Not only was he a dedicated husband and father but a very good friend and confidant to all of his children. His unwavering support and love made him a place of safety and refuge for his children always. His Pallbearers will be Gary, Gerry, Jim and Garth RUMMERY, Terry VANDERPLOEG and Marcel CHARBONNEAU with Honourary Pallbearers being Murray MITCHELL, Art MAURO, Sterling McLEOD, Dick Archer Wayne WALKER, Terry WRIGHT and Bob GREGG. A celebration of Dale's life will be held on Tuesday the 5th of December at 1 p.m. at Calvary Temple, 400 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg; reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Way or the Winnipeg Humane Society. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand Thomson 'In The Park' Funeral Home And Cemetery 1291 Mcgillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba Www. Thomsoninthepark.Com 204-925-1120

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-05 published
NEIL, Donald James
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, December 4, 2006, Donald NEIL in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (née WALKER.) Loving father of Barbara HUZIL of Lethbridge, Bruce and his wife Shonna of Mississauga, and Wendy of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Torin (Tara) HUZIL, Tanis (Josh) SEVRENS, Jennifer (Riley) ELLIS- TODDINGTON, Jessica (James) SHORE, Christopher NEIL and Alex (Rose) NEIL; and great-grandfather of Connor, Ellery and Wyatt. Dear brother of Clare (Elsie) and the late Art; and brother-in-law of Emma NEIL, Robert (Mary) WALKER, Hugh (Carol) WALKER and Joan SMITH. Family will receive Friends at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, "The Chapel on the Corner", 309 Johnston Street (at Barrie), Kingston, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Saint Margaret's United Church, 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard, on Saturday, December 9th, 2006, at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Don was personally and deeply involved in numerous charities and volunteer organizations. The family would appreciate a donation to any of these or the charity of your choice in Don's memory.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-08 published
NEIL, Donald James
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, December 4, 2006, Donald NEIL in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (née WALKER.) Loving father of Barbara HUZIL of Lethbridge, Bruce and his wife Shonna of Mississauga, and Wendy of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Torin (Tara) HUZIL, Tanis (Josh) SEVRENS, Jennifer (Riley) ELLIS- TODDINGTON, Jessica (James) SHORE, Christopher NEIL and Alex (Rose) NEIL; and great-grandfather of Connor, Ellery and Wyatt. Dear brother of Clare (Elsie) and the late Art; and brother-in-law of Emma NEIL, Robert (Mary) WALKER, Hugh (Carol) WALKER and Joan SMITH. Family will receive Friends at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, "The Chapel on the Corner", 309 Johnston Street (at Barrie), Kingston, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Saint Margaret's United Church, 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard, on Saturday, December 9th, 2006, at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Don was personally and deeply involved in numerous charities and volunteer organizations. The family would appreciate a donation to any of these or the charity of your choice in Don's memory.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
WEEDON, William Francis " Frank"
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Saturday, December 31st, 2005 in his 86th year. Survived by his loving wife, Sadie and cherished daughters Anne (married to Alan ALBRIGHT/ALLBRIGHT/ALLBRECHT) and Sue (married to Jim HINDS.) Beloved " Poppa" of Jack, Jenna and Iain. Sadly missed by his brother Tommy and sister-in-law Peg and sister Elsie all of the United Kingdom and cousin by marriage, Doreen AISBITT of British Columbia. Fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces Richard WALKER (Valerie LESKI,) Brenda O'DONOHUE (Jim,) Patricia HADLEY (Dan,) all of Ontario, Margaret, Jim and Vincent of Newcastle, England and many others in England and around the world. Predeceased by his dear nephew Kevin WALKER. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 from 11 a.m.-12 noon followed by a funeral service at 12 noon. The Weedon family would like to thank their family and Friends for their support and kindness. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
ALLAN, Lillian
Suddenly at the Fudger Home for the Aged on Monday, January 9th, 2006, in her 75th year. Lillian dearly loved wife of Richard ALLAN. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Elizabeth WALKER and her siblings: Margaret, Dorothy, Roy, Ed, Charles, and Mary. Dear friend of Paul HODGE and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. A Funeral Service to be held in the Coach House Chapel of the funeral home on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
COON, Clifford Gerald
Peacefully, on Monday, January 9th, 2006 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Helen (July 29, 2005) for 58 years. Loving father of Margaret (Art) ASHUKIAN and Donna (Murray) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Loving Papa of Mayram, Ahron (Stephanie), Michael and Adam. Papa COON of Madeline. Survived by his brother Clayton (Jean) COON and sister-in-law Ethel WALKER. Cliff was a Veteran of World War 2, 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 in Thorold and a longtime member of Saint John's Anglican Church, Thorold. He was employed with Stephens and Rankin Construction before retiring. "A loving husband, father, Papa, a good friend to many and proud to have served his country." Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Cliff's life will be held at St. John's Anglican Church (12 Carleton Street South, Thorold) on Friday, January 13th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation Dialysis Unit would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
TIMMINS, Victor Ernest
Royal Canadian Air Force 6443 Hornet Squadron.
Victor Ernest TIMMINS passed away peacefully in his 86th year on January 9, 2006, surrounded by his family. Husband of the late Margaret TIMMINS, Vic will be missed by his five children - Jim (Doreen) of Courtenay, British Columbia; Janet (David DAUPHINEE) of London, Ontario; Jill of Peterborough, Ontario; Peggy (Paul COATES) of Ajax, Ontario; and Randy (Debbie) of London, Ontario and his thirteen grandchildren - Jeff (Jennifer), Michael and Andrea TIMMINS; Joshua, Sean and Meghan DAUPHINEE; Sarah, Tim and Jake WALKER; Emma and Ben COATES; and Kendra and Jenna TIMMINS. He will also be missed by his sister, Clara STILES, his other 'son', next door neighbour, Brian LYTLE, as well as his many Friends and neighbours in Sutton, throughout Canada, Barbados, and around the world. Vic is predeceased by his parents, George and Elizabeth TIMMINS, and brothers, Earl TIMMINS and Aubrey TIMMINS, and sister Alice PUGSLEY. Born in Sutton in 1920, Vic was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force 6443 Hornet Squadron where he served as a Spitfire technician from 1941-1945. Post war, Vic operated a successful taxi business with Bud JOBLIN. He also owned school buses and was a reporter/photographer for The Globe and Mail. He was also widely known for antique refinishing and restoration. Vic's Friendship, generosity and community involvement will be missed by so many. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church in Sutton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Knox United Church or Southlake Regional Health Centre. The TIMMINS family would like to thank their many Friends and neighbours whose cards, calls, and gifts of food and flowers have been most appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-13 published
HOPKINS, Mabel Rosalind " Midge"
Peacefully at her home in Aurora on Sunday, January 8, 2006 in her 91st year. Midge enjoyed a wonderful life with many Friendships, always showing kindness to all. With Hoppy, she lived in Winnipeg, Lindsay, London, Newmarket, Toronto, Dallas and finally at Park Place Manor Retirement Home in Aurora. A special thanks to the staff at Park Place Manor for their outstanding care and compassion. Midge is predeceased by her father and mother, Reverend Griffith Lloyd and Mrs. Edith EVANS. Midge, beloved wife of the late William R. HOPKINS. Loving mother of Margaret and her husband Will WALKER of King City, Ontario. Dear Gramma to Brent and Rory. Midge was an outstanding role model to her family and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave., Toronto, (416-485-7583) on Monday, January 16, at 12 Noon. Donations to the Toronto Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home, Aurora, 905-727-5421."Cherish family and always remember to be good to others"

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-13 published
WALKER, John Robert
Born November 17, 1934. Passed away peacefully January 12, 2006 at Scarborough Grace Hospital. son of the late John and Isobel. Brother of Joan (deceased), Margaret (Steve) of Brampton, and Art (Janet) of Pickering. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Luke's Parish, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill on Monday, January 16 at 10 a.m.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
WALKER, " Robert" Bruce
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at York Central Hospital on Friday January 13, 2006. Beloved husband of Josy. Beloved father of Sherri-Lyn and Michelle Leigh. He will be sadly missed by his step-children David and Michelle and her husband Trevor. Dear brother of Paul (Diane) and Don (Kathy). He will be fondly remembered by his many family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Rd.) Markham on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-15 published
BURTON, Joseph William
Passed away at the Credit Valley Hospital on Friday, January 13, 2006, at age 82. Beloved husband of the late Reta. Dear father of Richard and his wife Carole, and Nancy FRYERS and her husband Douglas. Loving grandfather of Stephen, Michelle and the late Kevin. Brother of the late Ruth WALKER and the late Mary BURTON. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Funeral Service will be held at Saint Thomas a' Beckett Anglican Church, 3535 South Common Court, Mississauga on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
BILICKI, Joseph
Peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Monday, January 16, 2006 at the age of 77. Husband of Stana for 52 years. Dear father to Marishka and her husband Mario PAGLIARO, and Matilda and her husband Stephen WALKER. Loving grandfather to Paul and Lisa PAGLIARO and Elisha, Isabel, and Charlie WALKER. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church, 3914 Bloor St. W. on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment Park Lawn Mausoleum.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-23 published
BLACK, Jane (née WOLFENDEN)
Jane BLACK, teacher and long time resident of Collingwood, wife of the late Frank BLACK, C.A., died peacefully in her sleep at her home at Kelso Villa in Owen Sound on Saturday January 21, 2006 following a short illness. She is survived by her son Rev. David and Lorraine BLACK of Barrie, and daughter Frances and Bruce COE of Annan, as well as grandchildren, Alexi (BLACK) and Chris SENSICLE of Brampton, Gordon BLACK of Orangeville and Korea, Jason and Genny COE of Guelph and Ottawa, and Stephen COE of Guelph and his fiancee, Jaime WALKER, of Waterdown. Visitation will be at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood on Monday, January 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Trinity United Church, Collingwood, on Tuesday, January 24 at 2: 00 p.m. At her request, memorial flowers are respectfully declined but a contribution to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
HERON, Norah Scholey
Passed away peacefully in Trenton on Sunday, January 22, 2006. Wife of the late William J. HERON, she will be lovingly remembered by her children William Craig HERON (Remy) of Toronto and Meredith Kim WALKER (Gary) of Trenton. A graduate of the Hospital for Sick Children School of Nursing, children were Norah's passion and she will be sadly missed by her 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Remembered by her brother George WICKEN (Chris) of Georgetown. Donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. A private family service was held.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-25 published
BLACK, Rebecca Stephanie (May 8, 2005-January 19, 2006)
It is with profound sorrow that I must announce the loss of a courageous and beautiful angel. Rebecca was the beloved daughter of Cathy Sue BLACK of Midland, granddaughter of Michael BLACK and Susan BLACK of Orillia, great-granddaughter of Howard and Edythe BLACK of Orillia. Much loved God daughter to Celiene WALKER and the entire Walker family of Penetanguishene. Rebecca spent her life as inpatient at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, she fought a difficult and sometimes rocky battle for her life against short bowel syndrome and total parenteral nutrition liver disease. Although going through so much Rebecca managed to give so much to everyone who was blessed to know her. With her animated expressions, beautiful smile and bright eyes she found her way quickly to everyone's hearts. Rebecca underwent a liver and small bowel transplant on January 3rd, 2006 and due to many complications Rebecca passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19th surrounded by so many who loved her. The family will receive Friends at the J.H. Lynn Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 290 First Street, Midland, (705) 526-6551 on Thursday, January 26th from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Friday, January 27th at 12 o'clock. Interment at Saint Mark's Cemetery to follow at a later date. In memoriam donations to the 6A Beanstalk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children 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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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
McWATT, Barbara (née WALKER)
Passed away at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 in her 85th year. Loving wife of the late James McWATT and devoted mother to the late Ian McWATT. Barbara is survived by her daughter-in-law Susan McWATT, granddaughter Heather McWATT- PELLEGRINO and her husband Michael of Boston, Massachusetts and brother-in-law Archie McWATT and his wife Minnie of Scotland. Barbara was born in England and moved to Canada with her husband Jim and son Ian in 1957. She obtained her first and only job at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where she was employed for 25 years. After retirement Barbara learned to golf and enjoyed spending her winters in Florida. At the family's request there will not be a service or visitation. Donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R5 or to a charity of your choice.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
CAWKER, Madeline Emily (née WALKER)
Peacefully, on Friday, January 27, 2006 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 87. Madeline (née WALKER,) beloved wife of the late Robert Boynton CAWKER of Scugog Island. Loved mother of Wendy KOEYERS of Scugog Island, and Ernie CAWKER of Janetville. Loving grandmother of Jodi and her husband Mike PATFIELD and great-grandmother of Austen. Dear sister of Alice, Edith, Walter, Frank, and the late Arthur and James. The family of Madeline CAWKER will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Tuesday, January 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 1st at 11 a.m. with Reverend Calvin STONE officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Scugog Island United Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
HADDOCK, Winnifred Maud
Peacefully on January 28, 2006 at Meighen Manor, Toronto in her 96th year. Winnie, beloved wife of the late Arthur Ernest, loving mother of Connie FORD (Otis) of Mississauga, Elaine WALKER (Gordon) of Buffalo, New York, Margaret Rose BROWN (Norman) of Toronto and JoAnne FEARNALL (Jack) of Sauble Beach. Proud Grandma of seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Caring sister of Brigadier Connie TANNER of Buffalo, New York. Friends may call at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes "Mimico Chapel", 63 Mimico Avenue, Toronto on Tuesday from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of service at 11: 00 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Meighen Manor, 155 Millwood Road, Toronto M4S 1G6. Onlines condolences may be made at w ww.hoglefuneralhomes.com.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
COLLARD, Charles " Chuck" Henry
Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, Continuing Care Unit on Sunday, January 29th, 2006, in his 91st year. Chuck, predeceased by his loving wife Irene (née SUTTON). Beloved father of Joan WALKER (Marvin), Mary COLLARD- RADFORD (Victor,) Paul COLLARD (Susan McILWAIN.) Dear grandfather to Kathryn HANNA (Glenn), Barbara CATALANO (Joe), Allison WALKER- CHRETIEN (Tim,) Honoure and Cadence McILWAIN- COLLARD. Great-grandfather to Andrew and Laura HANNA, Michael and Daniel CATALANO, Sarah and Zachary CHRETIEN. Chuck retired from Ontario Hydro after 33 years of service. He had in excess of 65 years of service in the scouting movement. He was known to several generations of scouts as "Mr. C", during his over 40 year tenure as Scout Master at the 7th Oshawa Scout Troop. He held many positions within the Oshawa District, including District Commissioner. He and Irene spent many enjoyable years at Camp Samac Adventure Base in Haliburton, where he served as the Camp Director. Chuck was instrumental in co-founding "Hands Across the Border" International Scouting exchange between Canada and the United States and also the 7th Oshawa Order of the Crown, honouring all King and Queen Scouts. For his especially distinguished service to scouting, Chuck was awarded one of the highest national honours by Scouts Canada, the Silver Acorn. He will be sadly missed by his family and Friends and also by the many men whose lives he so profoundly influenced during his service with Scouting. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Tuesday, January 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. George's Memorial Anglican Church, 51 Centre Street South (corner of Centre and Bagot Street) on Thursday, February 2nd at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Campbellford in the spring. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
EMES, May Lottie (McCOLM)
Passed peacefully at Markhaven on February 1, 2006. May is survived by her beloved children Ron LEPARD, Brian LEPARD, Deborah RYDER and granddaughters Allison LEPARD and Savannah RYDER. Loving wife of the late Thomas Roland EMES, remembered by Margaret HALLETT and Gwen Anne WALKER. May is survived by her sister Margaret HARRIMAN and predeceased by her siblings Jean HARRISON, George McCOLM, Gordon McCOLM and Gertrude McCOLM. May enjoyed life and shared her love for 84 years from her birthplace of New Richmond, Quebec to Parry Sound, Coldwater, Stouffville, Ontario and Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. A service at a later date will celebrate May's life. In May's memory, donations would be gratefully received by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to O'Neill Funeral Home (905-642-2855).

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
WALKER, Anthony " Tony"
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Tony WALKER announces his passing on Sunday, February 12, 2006 while in the loving company of his family, in his 86th year. Tony is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edith and by children Angela, Kevin, Ivor, Hazel as well as grandchildren Alex, Luke, Jesse, Carly, Holly, Liam, Molly, Olivia and Isabelle. Tony's endless ability to bring any room to fits of laughter with his Irish wit and humour will be greatly missed. Friends may call at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel" (2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto), 416-267-4656, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Chapel and Commital service will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation. If so desired, in memory of Tony, donations may be directed to the Hospital for Sick Children. Irish wake at the Walkers to follow service.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
WALKER, James " Jim" French
(Retired employee of Ontario Hydro, Kipling)
Entered into rest on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at the age of 91. Jim was the beloved husband of Madge (née MARSEILLES) for 65 years. Loving father of Marilyn (Wayne HEATH,) Jim (Mary Lou) WALKER, Elaine (Jack MURPHY.) Cherished grandfather of David (Rhea) HEATH, Christy HEATH (Ryan WOON), Jim (Leanne) WALKER and Cole (Gen) WALKER and three great-grandchildren: Clayton, Emma and Victoria WALKER. Brother-in-law of Lois SMITH. Friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on Friday, February 17th from 1: 00 p.m., until time of funeral service in the chapel at 3: 00 p.m. Interment will take place later in the spring at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Lifford. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. "And He Loved Them All"

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
DONNELLY, Brian J.
Passed away peacefully, after a long illness, with his wife by his side, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Brian, beloved husband of Eva, and loving father of Kelly (Robert LE PAGE), Keith (Lisa), Erik and Josh. Loving grandfather of Sarah, Hannah, Emma, and Gracie. Also survived by sisters Anne (Norm WALKER,) Lynne ASKEY and brother John (Jeva.) Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles), on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. Funeral Service complete in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Cremation.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
BYER, Madeleine Ethel
Peacefully at the Garden Court Nursing Home in Mimico on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 in her 95th year. Beloved daughter of the late Francis and Jenny BYER; dearly loved sister of Mrs. Winnie WALKER and husband Clarence of Etobicoke and fondly remembered as 'Aunt Bunny' by her nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home Ltd., 63 Mimico Ave., Etobicoke on Friday from 10 a.m. until funeral service complete in the chapel Friday 11 a.m. Private interment Glendale Memorial Gardens.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
SMITH, Joyce Elizabeth (née WALKER)
Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Tuesday evening, February 28th, 2006. Joyce SMITH (née WALKER) of Barrie, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Keith SMITH. Loving mother of Susan ROBSON (Daniel) of Newmarket, Wyn SMITH (Marlene) of Barrie and Brian SMITH (Erin) of Unionville. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Emily (Tom), Jessica (David), Melanie, Abby, Brock, and Paige. Dear sister of David WALKER (Ann,) Ailene SUTHERLAND (Jim) and the late Bruce WALKER (Alyce.) Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. A Celebration of Joyce SMITH's Life will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street), Barrie (705-721-1211) date and time to be announced. Cremation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-09 published
PARLIAMENT, Vivian Mary
Suddenly at her home, Midland, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in her 67th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Leonard. Dear mother of Wendy PARLIAMENT and Edie, Cindy and Jim WALKER, Marg and Don AHRENS, and Len and Minu PARLIAMENT. Loving Nana to Jessica, Katelyn, Bradley, Paige, Simon, James and Kate. Survived by sisters Jean and Kathy, and brothers-in-law Jack and Tony. Predeceased by Jim ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Helen HORNETT and Donald ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Loving sister-in-law of Peter and Janet, Bill and Mary, Judy, Don and Wendy, Clayton and Linda, Mona and Karl McALLEN, Marg and Brian DUQUETTE, and Mary PEARCE. A celebration of Vivian's life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Penetanguishene at a later date. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home, Midland (800-431-6018).

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
DODDS, M. Jean
(Reg. Nurse, Toronto General Hospital, Class of '46)
Beloved daughter of the late Scoon and Elma DODDS. Dearly loved cousin of Mary and Bill WALKER; she will be sadly missed by their daughters Catherine (Rev. Michael STOL) and their children Jessica and David from London, Ontario; Barbara (Brian WRIDE) and their children Addison and Fiona from Uxbridge. Visitation will be held at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) (416-488-1101), on Tuesday, March 14th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at Glenview Presbyterian Church (Glenview Ave. at Yonge, 3 blocks south of Lawrence) on Wednesday, March 15, at 11 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the Memorial Fund of Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1P5.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
MERCER, Jean Eleanor (née WALKER)
Peacefully, at the Eventide Home, Niagara Falls, Ontario, on March 12, 2006, in her 89th year. Eleanor, beloved wife of the late Gordon MERCER (1975.) Loving mother of Carol-Lynn MERCER- SIRIANNI and her husband Anthony. Cherished grandmother of Justin, Jay and Jana NADON. Dearest friend of Netta KEATON. Eleanor will be sadly missed by her relatives and Friends. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.) Toronto (416-698-2861) on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 from 10: 00 a.m. until time of service beginning in the funeral home chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens followed by reception at the funeral home. Memorial tributes in memory of Eleanor may be made to Birchcliff United Church, 33 East Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1Z9. The family invites Friends and relatives to sign Eleanor's Book of Condolence at: www.sherrin-funeral.ca

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-26 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Major Clara
Promoted to glory at Toronto General Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 10: 15 a.m., surrounded by her husband and family. Mrs. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was noted throughout the Army world and beloved by all that knew her. She, along with her husband, held various appointments throughout Canada. Mrs. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON is survived by her devoted husband Major James THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, son Murray and his wife Barbara, daughter Linda and her husband Ken, grandchildren Shelley and Bob CAMPBELL, Tracey and Mike STEVENSON, Bobbi THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Elizabeth and John ASHWOOD, Greg and Angela WALKER and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will be resting at Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Avenue (1 block east of Donlands Subway) from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2006 and on Tuesday from 1: 00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Graveside service and committal will be at Maugerville Baptist Cemetery, Maugerville, New Brunswick. Donations to Salvation Army Meighen Manor Family Council, 155 Millwood Rd., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1G1.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
BARAGAR, Ronald " Ron"
Peacefully, at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, on Friday, March 24, 2006 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Olivia BARAGAR (née GABRUCH.) Loving father of Ken BARAGAR of Toronto, Robert BARAGAR and his wife Gislaine of Woodbridge, Brenda WEBBER and her husband Bill of Mississauga, Robert REDMOND and his wife Karen of Burlington and Susan WALKER and her husband Brett of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Melina, Mark, Matthew, Parker, Robbie, Michael and Katie. Dearest brother of Bert BARAGAR and his wife Ann of Lake Eugenia, Fay BROWN and her husband David of Toronto and Garry BARAGAR and his wife Fern of Mississauga. Predeceased by his brother Boyd BARAGAR. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his family and many Friends. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Thursday, March 30th, 2006 at 11 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Carpenter Hospice or World Vision would be sincerely appreciated by the family. "Forever In Our Hearts" www.smithsfh.com

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
STRAKER, Gail Lewis Smith (formerly SMITH, née BAIRD)
Passed away on March 28, 2006, after a brief illness at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Dearly loved wife of Wallace Rodney STRAKER of Toronto and Cobourg. Daughter of the late Irene Pearl BAIRD and the late David H. BAIRD. Granddaughter of the late Chris and Hilda JOHNSON. Gail is survived and lovingly remembered by her former husband, Thomas Edward (Ted) SMITH and their three children: Muriel JARVIS (Tim) of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Victoria Smith MOFFATT (Blair) of Rothesay, New Brunswick and Raymond SMITH (Marie) of New York City. She is the cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren: Zoe WALKER of Calgary, Jordan WALKER of New Zealand, Teddy and Amelia MOFFATT of Rothesay, New Brunswick, along with Contance, Christopher and Corin SMITH of New York City. Gail leaves a sister, Norma Clumpus DELEAN (Lucien) and a brother David C. BAIRD. She is fondly remembered by her nephew and nieces Joey, Karen CLUMPUS and Jenny Clumpus GROSS. Gail was born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Ottawa. She graduated from the Elmwood Girls School and then attended Carleton University. Gail and her former husband Ted lived in Quebec and Oakville for many years, where they raised their family. During these years, Gail returned to school and graduated from the Ontario College of Art. She served as Director and Chairperson on the Board of Gairloch Gardens and the Art Gallery in Oakville, while serving on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropies. Gail also served on the Board of the Cultural Advisory Committee for Metro Toronto and served as past Director with the Ontario Association for Curriculum Development. She was a past member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and the Toronto Downtown Rotary Club. An avid supporter of the Arts, Gail was past Director of Development and Alumni affairs at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Gail served as deputy Executive Director for United Nations Children's Fund Canada and coordinated fund raising programs to help children in third world countries, notably during the Year of the Child, when she organized multiple events involving dignitaries and personalities from around the world. For years, Gail worked tirelessly to promote United Nations Children's Fund's fund raising efforts, organizing conferences and delegations in Canada and abroad. She later held the position of Vice President and Director of Development at Canadian Executive Services Organization. Until the past few years, Gail was responsible for fund raising and corporate events as Director of Marketing with Save the Children -Canada. Most recently, she had been President of the Art Gallery of Northumberland County in Cobourg and Port Hope where she and her husband Rod have a home, Castle Hill, and are supporters of the Gallery. They also maintain a residence in Toronto. With her many professional accomplishments, she was, above all, a loving and devoted mother to her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and remembered in the hearts of her many Friends in Canada and around the world. The family would like to thank her doctors, nurses and the committed and caring staff at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 2 o'clock in the Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West at Avenue Road in Toronto. Interment will take place in the spring at the family plot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Sudbury, Ontario. If desired, donations in Gail's memory may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital Fund, c/o Gail Lewis Smith Straker, 600 University Avenue, Suite 210, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
WALKER, Charles Harold
In loving memory of Charles Harold WALKER who passed away quietly on March 31, 2006 at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret, stepson Bill PATTON and his wife Gail McLEOD of Calgary, cousin Iris DUSTIN and nephew Jr. and Myrtle STERLING of Oshawa. A service to commemorate Charles' life will be held at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road (N. of St. Clair Ave E., 416-267-8229) Scarborough on Monday April 3, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation after 2:30 p.m. Monday. Interment to follow in Pine Hills Cemetery.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
WALKER, Frances Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully, on April 1, 2006, age 92. Predeceased by her husband Robert WALKER and her son David. Survived by her daughter Ruth BROWN of Oklahoma, U.S.A. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bates and Dodds Funeral Services. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
WALKER, John Albert, P.Eng.
(Retired Vice President, Kodak Canada)
Passed away after a long illness on Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Orillia, Ontario. Dear husband of Sandy, loving father of Jane BLOCK (Martin) of Toronto and Nancy WALKER of Pasadena, California. Devoted grandfather of Peter, Michael and Andrew BLOCK and Jamie WALKER. Dear brother of Helen ADAM/ADAMS, the late Lois MARK, and the late Mary RUSSELL. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Saturday from 12: 30 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 2 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to the wonderful people at the Red Cross and Helping Hands for the care provided.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
HARDY, Jonathan
Suddenly at his home in Dundalk, on Monday, April 17, 2006. Jonathan HARDY in his 7th year, beloved son of Sylvia HARDY of Dundalk and Edward HARDY of Hamilton. Beloved brother of David and April HARDY. Loving grand_son of Gisela HACKENBERG of Mississauga, Edward HARDY Sr. of Bobcaygeon, and Gail (Ron) BAKER of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by his Uncle Joachim (Denise) HACKENBERG of Newmarket, and Uncle Wolfgang (Edith) HACKENBERG of Germany, his Aunt Brigitte WALKER of U.S.A. and Aunt Kim HARDY (Stuart) of Oshawa. Will be sadly missed by his cousins: Michelle, Kathryn and Suzanne. Predeceased by his grandfather Gunter HACKENBERG. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service in the chapel on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre - Pediatric Unit would be appreciated. Visitation on Thursday from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
COGHILL, Florence (née WATSON)
Passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in her 87th year. A resident of Saint Thomas, formerly of Toronto, Bobcaygeon and Goderich. Beloved wife of the late Alvin COGHILL (April 19, 2006.) Dearly loved mother of Ron COGHILL of London, late Geoff COGHILL and late Scott COGHILL. Sister of Myrtle of Oregon, and sister-in-law of Norma of Alberta, and David of British Columbia. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 11, 1920, the daughter of the late William and Agnes (WALKER) WATSON. She attended Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, Saint Thomas. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Canada gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas.

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WALKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
SMITH, Joyce Elizabeth (née WALKER)
Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Tuesday evening, February 28th, 2006. Joyce SMITH (née WALKER) of Barrie, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Keith SMITH. Loving mother of Susan ROBSON (Danial) of Newmarket, Wyn SMITH (Marlene) of Barrie and Brian SMITH (Erin) of Unionville. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Emily (Tom), Jessica (David), Melanie, Abby, Brock, and Paige. Dear sister of David WALKER (Ann,) Ailene SUTHERLAND (Jim) and the late Bruce WALKER (Alyce.) Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. A Celebration of Joyce SMITH's Life will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street), Barrie on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. (*Please note that this will be a Scent Free Service. Please refrain from flowers, perfume, cologne, or any fragrance products). Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated.

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