McDONAGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
McLACHLAN, Donna Jean (January 19, 1947-December 30, 2005)
After a valiant struggle with a rare disease, Donna is now at peace. Her positive spirit enhanced many lives around the world from Taupo, New Zealand to Montreal to Abu Dhabi in the Middle East. She will be remembered with love by husband Rick with whom she enjoyed 33 wonderful years, daughter Kim and son Scott who both inherited her caring attitude, twin sister Marg and brothers Gary, Doug and particularly, Charlie. Predeceased by Emma and Ed McKENZIE and father-in-law Scotty. She is also survived by in-laws Jean, Dan and Shelley, nephew James and cousins Rod, Barrie and Ross McDONAGH. Donna will always be "Magic" to her many Friends and colleagues in the Weekenders fashion business which was her passion for 20 years. Thanks to all those who have provided Friendship and support to Donna and her family during a difficult time. A celebration of Donna's life will be held Sunday January 29, 1-6 p.m. at her home, 3 Linksgate Rd, London. Donations in lieu of flowers to the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation (Neurosciences).

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McDONAGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-19 published
McDONAGH, Patrick
At the age of 45 years, on June 17, 2006, at Toronto East General Hospital, after a courageous two and a half year battle against cancer. Patrick leaves his beloved wife Réjane WILSON of Toronto. Precious son of Betty and Harold McDONAGH of St. Catharines. Cherished son-in-law of Robert and Pauline WILSON of Toronto. Much loved brother of Mary JAGO of Prince George, British Columbia and her husband Charles and of Linda DELLA ROSSA of Niagara-on-the-Lake and her husband Mike. Wonderful uncle to David, his wife Eun Hye, Noël and Paul JAGO and Steve and Carolyn DELLA ROSSA. Great uncle to Ji Won. Thanks to Friends and hospital staff for their care and support. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. The service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 21 at 11 a.m. Donations in Patrick's memory may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Melanoma Research Fund, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-08 published
BLACKIE, David George
It is with great sadness that the family of David BLACKIE announces his passing, peacefully in his sleep at Park Lane Terrace in Paris on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in his 87th year; predeceased by his ever loved wife of 55 years Margaret "Peggy" BLACKIE on January 1, 2004. David will be sadly missed by his loving children Linda NASH (David) of Stoney Creek and Jenepher OLDROYD (Bill) of Brantford; cherished Papa to Stuart, Lyndsey and Tyler; survived by his brothers and sisters Jock, Pat (Ian) BENNETT, all of Inverness, Scotland, Joyce PEACE of England, Charlie (Betty) of Brantford, Rena (Evan) MacDONALD of Bayfield; predeceased by sister Betty MASON and brother George. David will be remembered as a loving brother-in-law by Rosa of Brantford, Beth (Jeffrey), Chrissie (Peter), Rhoda and Alister all of England; dearly missed by his best friend of many years Roddy GRANT. David BLACKIE served in the Second World War touring in Burma, East Indochina, India and Africa. He retired from the Brant County Board of Education after 29 years in 1984, was Past President of the Sons of Scotland and was an active member of Lodge St. Andrew, Masonic Lodge in Scotland and Reba Lodge #515 when he arrived in Canada. David BLACKIE will be always remembered as having a great sense of humour, always having a good joke to tell. David will be missed by all whose lives he touched. The BLACKIE Family will receive Friends at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Cremation to follow. Celebration of the life of David BLACKIE will be in the Chapel on Friday at 3 p. m., with interment of cremated remains to take place at Mount Hope Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Alzheimer Brant or the charity of choice greatly appreciated. McCleister, 758-1553 or mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-13 published
MacDONALD, Barbara (née FOX)
Peacefully at home on Saturday, March 11, 2006. Loving mother of Dave MacDONALD and Zac GREENWOOD. Beloved grandmother of Jonah and Alexis Rose MacDONALD. Sister of Susan RATCHFORD (Jim.) Aunt of Glen, Greg (Becky,) Grant (Anita) HALSEY. Great Aunt of Pauline, Louden, Lillian and Carly. Barbara will be fondly remembered by her best friend Sharon MITCHELL and everyone she knew. She is predeacesed by her parents Leslie and Mary FOX. Friends will be received at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre 88 Brant Avenue on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A tree will be planted in memory of Barbara in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest. www.beckettglaves.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-13 published
MacDONALD, Audrey Madge
Peacefully at the Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, Audrey Madge MacDONALD passed away in her 89th year; predeceased by her loving husband Robert (Pat) MacDONALD dear mother of Lois KEW (John) of Ingersoll, Brian MacDONALD (Beverly) of Mount Pleasant, Barry MacDONALD (Joanne) of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Blair MacDONALD (Patricia) of Tillsonburg loving Grandmother to five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survived by several nieces and nephews; predeceased by her siblings Lillus ELLERY, Nona COUCH, Orval COUCH, Audrey COUCH and J.C. WRIGHT. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Madge will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. Rev. Maurice FRANCIS of Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Putnam Cemetery. At the family's request, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to a Charity of Choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-28 published
POLOZ, Ellen May (née McDONALD)
In her 65th year; beloved wife of Morris for 44 years, passed peacefully Saturday, March 25, 2006; loving mother of Paul (Adriana), Lianne (Bruce McLELLAN,) Christine (Scott NICHOLSON,) and Greg grandmother (Baba) of Courtney, Cassidy, Bianca and Brayden predeceased by her parents and one sister; survived by one brother, William McDONALD (Sheila,) sisters Patricia MAHAFFY, and Margaret LIDDLE (Albert.) The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 621 King Street West, Kitchener on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with a funeral service to take place on Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m., in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel. Interment at Williamsburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Grand River Regional Cancer Centre can be made by contacting the funeral home at 745-9495 or on-line at www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-04-01 published
MacKINNON, Shirley E. (née MADDOCK)
After a lengthy battle at her home on Friday March 31, 2006. Loving wife of the late Donald (2004). Beloved mother of her children Theresa GUILLEMETTE (Gary), Donald (Vicki), Cathy KELLY (Jack,) of Prince Edward Island, Penny MacDONALD (Robert,) Michael, Shawn (Christine), Bruce (Ann) of Kitchener. She also is the much loved grandmother of Angela GATHERCOLE, Laura McKAY, Sandra BROWN, Gary GUILLEMETTE, Elizabeth FAIR, Racheal MacDONALD, John and David KELLY, Bradley, Stephen, Meagan, Patrick, Cameron and Heather MacKINNON. Shirley is the great-grandmother of eight. She is survived by her brother Edward and sister Jane. She is predeceased by her parents Edward and Mary MADDOCK and six sisters and three brothers. Friends will be received at the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 30 Nelson Street on Friday, April 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 8 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment to follow Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in Shirley's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Brant V.O.N.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-01-04 published
SINCLAIR, Margaret Emma (née COPELAND)
Peacefully at her home in Ceylon with her family at her side, Margaret (née COPELAND) in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Jim SINCLAIR. Loving mother of Douglas (Shirley) of Ceylon, Shirley (Lloyd) CORNFIELD of Acton, Sharon (Jim BATCHELOR) of Eugenia, Anne (Larry) TEETER of Inglewood and the late Donald. Cherished grandmother of Nancy, Glenn, Marie (Ken) BULLOCK, Wesley CORNFIELD, Marcia (Ross) BAKER, Jessica TEETER, Christopher (Sarah) TEETER and great-grandmother of Kerrigan and Krista BULLOCK, Eric and Ian BAKER. Dear sister of Florence (the late Conrad) BRUNELLE, Hazel (the late Carl) TEETER, Ivan (Edna) COPELAND, Don (Rose) COPELAND, Joan (Ross) RYAN and the late Tom (Hazel BATCHELOR,) Nelson (the late Marjorie,) Jean (the late Albert) SEYMOUR, Ruby (Eldon) HENDERSON. Predeceased by sister-in-law Margaret (the late J. Fred McDONALD.) She will be loved and remembered by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday and Monday, January 1 and 2. Service was held at Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Tuesday. Spring interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Building Fund would be gratefully appreciated.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-03-29 published
GIBSON, Betty (formerly MURPHY, née MITCHELL)
Entered into rest in Sudbury Regional Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006, Betty (MURPHY) GIBSON in her 86th year. Betty (MITCHELL,) beloved wife of the late Kenneth MURPHY and the late Joseph GIBSON. Dear mother of Dianne (Don) McVICAR and Jim (Beth) MURPHY both of Hanmer, Rob (Ruth) MURPHY of Sharon and Jack (Ruth) MURPHY of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Scott (Lisa), Steven (Nicole), Valerie (Al), Erin (Todd), Jason (Melissa), Kristin (Dave), Katie Jesse, Amanda, and Sean. Great-grandmother of Ashley, Jack, Kiersten, Abby and Ty. Survived by a brother Colin (Doreen) MITCHELL, a sister Nancy MacDONALD, two sisters-in-law Gene (Ted) LATREILLE and Kae MITCHELL. Predeceased by her twin brother Jim MITCHELL and a sister Alma HUGHES. Visitation took place Monday afternoon and evening at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Alliston Union Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-25 published
MacCANNELL, Bessie Henrietta (née MacDONALD)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Saturday October 21, 2006. Bessie Henrietta MacCANNELL (née MacDONALD) of Berkeley in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Mervyn Roy MacCANNELL. Dear sister of Jessie HOLLEY of Holland Centre. Loving mother of Douglas MacCANNELL (Maureen) of Peterborough and Jewel FILLETTI of Berkeley. Sadly missed by niece Heather (Ron) JACKSON of Holland Centre. Grandma to Ryan (Jennifer) FILLETTI, Kelly MacCANNELL and Gail (Bill) WASSON. Great-grandmother to Dylan and Connor SWAN and Lauren and Keira FILLETTI. A funeral service was held at the May Funeral Home Markdale on Monday October 23 at 2 p.m. Visitation was one hour prior to service. Interment is in Utica Cemetery, Utica, Ontario on Tuesday October 24, 2006 at 1 p.m. If desired donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-12-20 published
McDONALD, Murray
In loving memory of Murray, who passed away December 29, 1996.
Those we love we never lose
For they are loved, remembered, treasured
Always in our hearts.
- Helen, Beth and Jim, Doug and Jackie, Jeanette and Neil, Glenn and Wendy and their families.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-12 published
DONCHUK, Alexander Samuel
At the Southampton Care Centre on Monday, January 9th, 2006, at the age of 84 years, Chuck DONCHUCK of Port Elgin and formerly of Timmins (Gold Centre). Loving husband of the former Theresa McDONALD. Wonderful father to Leona and her husband Harry ORSZTYNOWICZ of Port Elgin, Marlaine and her husband Michael NORKUM of Owen Sound, and Melinda and her husband Dino MARTIN of Fairbanks, Alaska. Poppa to Tanya, Andrea and her husband Shawn SWAN, Jeffrey, Kristen and her husband Jeremy QUINN, Drew, Megan, Kaila and her husband Chris CAMERON, and Brett MARTIN. Great-grandfather to baby Ethan Swan. Brother of Mary and her husband Bernard Spence of Timmins. He is predeceased by two sisters Sonia BOWKER and Kay FAIRMAN. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin on Thursday evening, January 12th from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning, January 13th, at 11: 00 a.m. with Father Mike FRANCIS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. A gathering with the family will follow in the Reception Suite of the funeral home. Memorial contributions to Canadian Food for Children would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-16 published
SAMELLS, Gordon McDonald
At the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ontario, on March 14th, 2006. Gordon SAMELLS, of Minden, in his 83rd year, retired from Ministry of Natural Resources. Gordon was predeceased by his loving wife, Doreen Hattie BARRY and by his parents, Bert and Helen (McDONALD) SAMELLS. Gordon is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Karen and her husband, Len ROSS, of North Bay and by his son, Barry and his wife, Valorie, of Washago. He will be greatly missed by his two grandchildren, Joanne and David ROSS. Gordon will also be fondly remembered by his sisters, Betty and her husband, Kenneth SCOTT, of Owen Sound and Gwen and her husband, Gerald DEFOREST, of Bracebridge. A funeral service will be held at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home, in Minden, on Friday, March 17th, at 11: 00 a.m. Spring interment.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-05 published
SPENCER, Amelia Christine (née WILCOCK) R.N.
Born Amelia Christine WILCOCK, only daughter of George and Ruby WILCOCK, in Sutton-in-Craven, West Yorkshire, England; died peacefully on Saturday, April 1st, 2006 at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, after a courageous and determined battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Dearest wife and companion for forty-two years of Vernon SPENCER of Chatsworth. Cherished mother and best friend of Lesleigh (Robert) HEVEY of Newmarket, Colleen SPENCER of Richmond Hill and Sean (Carrie) SPENCER of Guelph. Loving and doting grandmother of Kirstyn, Michelle and David HEVEY. Survived by her husband, Vernon, her mother, Ruby WILCOCK of Thornhill, and her brother Brian (Sonya) WILCOCK of Burnaby, British Columbia. Predeceased by her father George WILCOCK of Richmond Hill and formerly of Sherbrooke, Quebec and brother Peter WILCOCK of Edmonton. Loved sister-in-law of Sonya WILCOCK of Burnaby, Perlea TEETER of Newmarket, Leone KALM of Thornhill, Carl (Shirley) SPENCER of Georgian Bluffs and Shirley MacDONALD of Oakville. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families in Ontario and British Columbia. Remembered and mourned by aunts, cousins and their families, colleagues and Friends in England, Scotland, South Africa, Australia, Bermuda and throughout Canada and the United States. In accordance with her wishes, she has been cremated. A service to celebrate her life is being planned for mid May. Donations in her memory to the Lung Association, Kilsyth United Church, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services (371-8507).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-20 published
BENDER, Rufus John
Passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Monday, April 17th, 2006. Rufus John BENDER, of R.R.#3 Durham, in his 88th year. Loving husband of Ellen BENDER, formerly Ellen ROTH. Cherished father of Sandy BENDER and his wife Bonnie of Wroxeter, Karen and her husband Harold FLAMING of Guelph, Gloria and her husband Ron MacDONALD of Hanover, Paul BENDER and his wife Barb of Mississauga, and John BENDER and his wife Carol Ann of Durham. Fondly remembered by his 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Viola ROPP and Ruby WEBER. Brother-in-law of Agnes GINGERICH. Predeceased by his sister Rosetta BENDER and his brother Chris BENDER. A Celebration of Life for Rufus will be held at the Listowel Pentecostal Church (5629 Hwy 86 East, Listowel) on Saturday, April 22nd at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the New Tribes Mission - Durham would be appreciated by the family and may be made by calling the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham (519)369-3837.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-24 published
HOUSTON, Beatrice Myra
Peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton on Friday, April 21, 2006. Bea HOUSTON in her 93rd year. Wife of the late William Joseph HOUSTON. Dear mother of Penny and her husband Larry MacDONALD of Kemble. Sadly missed by her granddaughter Kelly MacDONALD and her husband Jason HINCHLIFF of Toronto and her great grand_son Quincy. A private family service has been held. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 376-3710. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-20 published
BROWN, E. Ross
(Veteran of World War 2)
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Thursday, May 18th, 2006, in his 83rd year. Loving husband of the late Essie (DICKSON/DIXON.) Cherished father of Elaine BROWN and her companion Ron STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Toronto, and Darlene BROWN and her companion Harry KENNEDY of Port Carling. Dear brother of Gordon and Ruby BROWN of Tiverton, and Catherine and Alvin ALEXANDER of Durham. Brother-in-law of Ruth and Ross MacDONALD of Durham, and the late Keith and the late Mary DICKSON/DIXON, and the late Darryl DICKSON/DIXON. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the McCuloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 308 will hold a memorial service at 6: 45 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Ross will be held at Knox United Church, Durham on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment Mount Forest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-20 published
MacDONALD, James Barry
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday May 11, 2006. In his 68th year, James Barry MacDONALD, beloved son of the late John MacDONALD and his late wife Mary Madeline (née MILLAR.) Friends are invited to a graveside service in Greenwood Cemetery on Tuesday May 23, 2006 at 10 a.m. Major Glenys PILGRIM officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-24 published
BURLEY, Kelley Grant
Passed away with his family by his side on May 20th, 2006, in his 54th year after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Kelley has taught us to laugh and live each day to its fullest. All are invited to a memorial gathering on May 24th, 2006 at Lions head United Church from 1 to 4 p.m. Kelley will be sadly missed by his son Chris BURLEY of Parry Sound, Parents Eber and Marion BURLEY (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) of Stokes Bay, Brothers Brian and Jane of Barrie, Bruce and Mardie of Allenford, Sisters, Treasa and Wayne BOUCHARD of Guelph, Wanda and Brad GRANT of Guelph, Sarah and Peter JACQUES of Cambridge, Jennifer and Jason TOWNSON of Pike Bay, many nieces, nephews and Friends. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society for Brain Tumor Research would be appreciated. A special Thank-you to Doctor MacDONALD and staff of London Cancer Clinic, Doctor PRITCHARD and staff of Lions head Hospital, the Golden Dawn staff in Lions head and Friends.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-06 published
RICHARDSON, Dorothy Marie (MADILL)
Passed away at the Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville on Sunday, June 4th, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Dorothy (MADILL) RICHARDSON beloved wife of the late Elvin RICHARDSON. Dear mother of Carol Anne and her husband David LITTLE of Kincardine and Betty McDONALD of Shelburne. Lovingly remembered by her 4 grandchildren Blaine LITTLE of Japan, Marie FEENEY of Orangeville, Kathy CAMPBELL of Australia, Pam HAYMAN of England and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Jean OLDFIELD and Jacqueline McLAUGHLIN. Visitation will be held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Trinity United Cemetery, Collingwood. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-07 published
DALES, Grace Ellen (COSE)
With her family by her side, at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. The former Grace Ellen COSE of Owen Sound and formerly of Meaford, in her 78th year. Dear mother of Dennis (Gwen) of Utopia, Sandra (Brad) MONAHAN of Shallow Lake, Brenda (Jim) KIRKPATRICK of Brampton and Linda (Tom) DENNISON of St. Catharines. Loving grandmother of Alec, Michael, Brandon, Bradey and great-grandmother of Damian and Ethan. Survived also by a brother Gerald COSE of Toronto. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie MacDONALD and Elsie WOODS. Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Judith OLIVER, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street E., Meaford on Friday June 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. with visiting the hour prior to service. Interment and committal services will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-15 published
NEATH, F. Roger
(World War 2 Veteran)
Peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday, June 13, 2006. In his 93rd year, F. Roger NEATH, the beloved husband of the late Wilda Elizabeth NEATH (née McCLEAN.) The loving father of Gary NEATH and his wife Lynn, and Gail and her husband Bradley LIPSKIE. Loved grandfather of Patti ADAM/ADAMS, Joe, Stephanie and Philip NEATH, David, Andrew and Karen LIPSKIE. Great grandfather of Travis CANSLER. Dear brother of Mac (Mackenzie,) Gloria (Mrs. Gordon MacDONALD) and Barbara (Mrs. Bill O'CONNOR.) Predeceased by his son Bruce, his daughter Marilyn and five brothers Percy, Bob, Lloyd, Sam and Earl. Roger was the owner of the Neath's Shell Service Station in Owen Sound. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m Rev. Father Ed WAGNER officiating. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 Owen Sound are requested to attend a memorial service in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7: 00 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Alzheimers' Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-19 published
WETTLAUFER, Wendy (née McDONALD)
Of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital, on Sunday, June 18, 2006. She was 49. Survived by husband Greg WETTLAUFER, daughter Janelle WETTLAUFER of Kitchener, father Jack (Carma) McDONALD of Woodstock, mother Lauretta (Harry) WRIGHT of Chatsworth, brothers Terry (Sherill) McDONALD of Hanover, Douglas (Shelley) CRAWFORD of Keswick, sisters Katherine (Mike) CRAWFORED- REID of Owen Sound, Sandra (Dave) ELDRIDGE of Woodstock, mother-in-law Esther WETTLAUFER of Hanover. Predeceased by father-in-law Ivan WETTLAUFER. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, june 20, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover. 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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-06 published
HOLMES, Gertrude Verna (née ROBBINS)
Of Chesley, passed away at Parkview Manor, Chesley on Monday, July 3, 2006 in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Eva SCHADE of Kitchener, Geraldine HARVIE of Belleville, Donald and his wife Margaret of Belleville, Shirley FORD of Hanover, Wynelda and her husband James MacDONALD of Chesley, Linda and her husband Mervin PEGELO of Hepworth, John of London, Larry of Belleville and Carman and his wife Ezaila of Hamilton. Gertie will be missed by her thirty-six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren as well as great-great-grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Vera SCOTT of Collingwood, and sisters-in-law, Elaine ROBBINS of Miller Lake and Bernice ROBBINS of Wiarton. Predeceased by her husband Ernest; sons, Clarence at birth, Allan and Edward; grand_son Sean HOLMES; brothers Calvin PERCY, Emerson, Delmar, Ivan and Gordon; sisters, Eleanor ROUSE and Grace CLARK and her parents Thomas and Pearl (BARTMAN) ROBBINS. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary service will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Eastnor Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sean Holmes Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-13 published
McDONALD, Frank Charles
Frank passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at his residence on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in his 47th year. He was the beloved husband and best friend to the former Tonda NICOL. His love will live on in his children: Daryl, Ashly and Brett. Frank was the son of the former Hazel KIEMELE and the late George McDONALD. beloved brother of Georgina GIRDLER and her husband Bev, Mary Lou NUHN and her husband Hugh, and Frances GIBBONS and her husband Jerry. He will be sadly missed by his grand_son Jordan. Son-in-law of Bill and Dorothy NICOL. Brother-in-law of Terry NICOL and his wife Cheryl, and Trina TRASK and her friend Brad HAAS. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth on Friday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service for Frank McDonald will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, July 15th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Pastor Howard RITTENHOUSE will officiate the service with interment to follow at Shiloh Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if so desired, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-14 published
HOLMES, Gertrude
The family of the late Gertrude HOLMES would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all their extended family, Friends and neighbours for their kindness, beautiful flowers and generous donations to the Sean Holmes Memorial Fund and charities of their choice in her memory. A special thanks to Doctor WINTERTON, the staff at Chesley District Hospital, the management and staff at Parkview Manor. They cared for Mom with kindness and dignity. We also extend our thanks to Rev. Alex McCOMBIE, Nathan RHODY and staff of Cameron Funeral Home for their caring ways. We sincerely appreciate the Chesley Legion Ladies' Auxiliary service to honour their comrade's memory. Our thanks to the pall bearers grand_sons Barry BAECHIER, David FORD, Dean HARVIE, Dennis MacDONALD, David HOLMES, Trevor HOLMES and Larry HOLMES and to the flower bearers, granddaughters Sherry MURDOCK, Laurie Ann GUERIN and Michelle HOLMES. We appreciate that Barb BAECHIER and Shane HOLMES travelled so far to be here for Grandma. Mom had caring neighbours, especially Anne and Tim FRAZEL who with Sylvia ZAVITZ, healthcare workers and our family members combined to support Mom in her desire to live in the house that she and Dad had built, for as long as she could. We are so proud of and grateful to our sisters Shirley FORD, Geraldine HARVIE and Wynelda MacDONALD for "Being There" for our Mom when she needed them. Mom cared for us and in turn we cared for her. Thank you God for a life well lived.
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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-11 published
WILLSON, Earla Marie (MERRITT)
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Wiarton Saturday evening September 9, 2006. The former Earla MERRITT of Wiarton formerly of Hamilton in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Ken WILLSON. Loving mother of Ken and his wife Sandy and Nola and her husband Tom STANDEN all of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren; James, Jon, Yvonne and Trevor. Predeceased by one brother Bruce MERRITT. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the funeral home Wednesday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gord McDONALD officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton following cremation. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society, Gateway Haven or the Wiarton Hospital 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 Earla by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-28 published
MacDONALD, Gladys Evelyn (née METCALF
Of Chesley, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, October 26, 2006 in her 68th year. Beloved mother of Lorraine and her husband Tom BLACK of Chesley. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Courtney and Christian. Cherished sister of Don METCALF and his wife Linda of Hanover and aunt of Paul and Chris (Gerry) METCALF. Predeceased by her husband Walter, companion Bernie HALE and her parents, Harry and Stella (ACTON) METCALF. Friends may call at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday, October 30, 3006 from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 3 p.m. Rev. Anne MILLS officiating. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-14 published
HAYES, Milton
Of Lions head passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 12, 2006 in his 79th year. Cherished husband and best friend of Sarah for 54 years. Dear father of Barbara (Scott) MILLER of Calgary, Alberta, Doug HAYES of Cape Chin, Patricia (Scott) WILSON of Owen Sound, Roger (Sandra) HAYES of Wiarton, Sherry HAYES (Jim MILLER) of Hepworth, Tim HAYES of Lions head and Ted (Phyllis) HAYES of Lions Head. Milton will be sadly missed by 15 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and sisters Dorothy (George) MacDONALD of Wiarton, Marilyn (Don) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Wiarton, Hazel (Pete) MILNE of Pickering and Shirley (Larry) ADAM/ADAMS of Lions Head. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Ruth McLAY, Reta McLAY and Jean HAYES and brothers-in-law Bruce (Lois) HARDMAN, Alf MEYER and Murdoch McARTHUR as well as many nieces and nephews. Milton was predeceased by his parents Eliza (ROUSE) and Charles HAYES, brothers Cecil and Alfred and sisters Vera FORBES, Hilda McARTHUR and Freda MEYER. The family will receive Friends at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lions head on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Milton's life will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Charles GINGERICH and Rev. Jawn KOLOHON officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to Saint Margaret's Chapel, Cape Chin or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-27 published
MacDONALD, Gladys Angeline (née SKENE)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Saturday November 25, 2006 in her 91st year. Gladys Angeline MacDONALD (née SKENE,) beloved wife of the late Harold MacDONALD. Loving mother to Larry and his wife Penny, Ron and his wife Myrna, Reg and his wife Brenda, Ruthie WEATHERHEAD, Margaret and her husband Clark McMILLAN, Ted and his wife Elke and Joanne and her husband Wayne DEITER. Loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Gladys is survived by her brothers Bud SKENE and his wife Harriet, Earl SKENE (Rose) and by her sisters Helen and her husband Bob PORTER, Marj SMITH (Gord,) Fairy and her husband Gord BUCHANAN and Mae and her husband Lorne DENNIS. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Joyce HILLIS and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Wayne, her brothers Ewart and his wife Florence SKENE, Morgan and his wife Dolley SKENE and Bill SKENE, sisters Beatrice and her husband Bill TWIGGER, Pearl and her husband Aldon WALPOLE and June and her husband Harold HEATH. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Tuesday November 28, 2006 from 12 to 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Interment, in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-03-01 published
McDONALD--In loving memory of my wife Mary, March 10, 1999 and my son Michael, August 8, 1998.
This day I do remember,
A loving thought I give
To ones no longer with me
But in my heart still live.
Always remembered by Walter McDonald.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-03 published
EARHART, Marlene (née JONES)
A resident of London passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus on Monday, January 2, 2006 at the age of 64. Born in Dawn Twp., daughter of the late Morley (December 22, 2005) and Melba (née OLGETREE) JONES (December 5, 1978.) Loving wife of Donald Glen EARHART of London. Dear sister of Marie McDONALD of Saint Thomas, Ronald and Jean JONES of Petrolia and Harold and Beatrice JONES of Dresden. Also survived by a special niece Susan LYMAN and a great-nephew Victor LYMAN. Predeceased by her first husband Hugh EVERITT. The Earhart family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden (519) 683-4444 on Thursday, January 5, 2006 from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. with Chaplain Donna GREEN officiating. Interment Mayhew - Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Arthritis Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. A tree will be planted in memory of Marlene Earhart in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
PENTLAND, Wilfred
At Trillium Court, Kincardine, on Wednesday January 4, 2005, Wilfred PENTLAND of Goderich and formerly of Dungannon in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (MacDONALD) PENTLAND. Dear father of Norma CROCKETT of Kincardine, Carol and Bob ANDREW of Kincardine, Rodene UTLEY and Duane WADDINGTON of Kincardine, Lori and Greg BAER of Goderich and the late Larry PENTLAND and Donald PENTLAND. Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also survived by daughter-in-law Nellie CLAYTON of Belgrave. Predeceased by grand_son Michael PENTLAND, sisters Margaret PRITCHARD, Claire FOSTER and brothers Benson, Frank, Laverne, Alan and Ronald PENTLAND. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd., at East Street, Goderich on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon at 1: 30 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Dungannon United Church gratefully acknowledged. Interment Dungannon Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-07 published
ROY, John
Passed on peacefully surrounded by his family at Chateau Gardens, London, on Thursday January 5th, 2006, John ROY of London in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (SHIELDS) ROY. Dear father of Mary Anne GREENBECK and her husband Russell, Susan ROY and her husband Jay RANKIN, Jane ROY and her husband Glen PEARSON, and Jennifer BELLMORE and her husband Bill. Dear brother of Margaret MacDONALD of Blackpool, England (and late husband Jimmy) and predeceased by his brother David ROY (and his wife Jeanne). Also loved by his grandchildren Jim, John, Jonah, Sam, Nicole, Abuk, Max and Madeline and his step-grandchildren Kathy, Kristy, Jordan and Kim. Greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. John graduated in Civil Engineering at St. Andrew's University in Scotland, and worked for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for over 30 years. Honorary Member of Stormont Lodge No. 1524 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Scone, Scotland (1961), and Past Warden of St. George's Anglican Church, London. 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 (433-5184). The funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, London, on Monday January 9th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Timothy G. CONNOR officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London, followed by a reception at St. George's Church. The family would like to express special thanks to Rachael LANDRY and all the caring staff of Chateau Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Choir Bursary Fund, St. George's Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, London, Ontario N6G 2B6. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
JONES, Judith Anne (née BRANTON)
Of R.R.#5 Saint Thomas, on Saturday, January 7, 2006, peacefully at her home, in her 65th year. Dearly loved wife of Dr. Kelly JONES and loved mother of Kelly Anne and Laura and her husband James BOBIER, all of Saint Thomas and the late Jennifer JONES (1985.) Much loved grandmother of Ryan, Jessie, Sydney and Evan. Judy was born in Chatham on July 31, 1941, the daughter of the late Jack and Alma (McDONALD) BRANTON. She has lived in Saint Thomas since 1966 and was a graduate of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital School of Nursing and received her diploma for Teaching Nursing Education from the University of Western Ontario. She was a member of the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club. Kelly Anne and Laura will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. (Dr. JONES will not be present). A private family service will be held on Wednesday. A Public reception to celebrate Judy's life will be held at the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club on Wednesday from 2: 15 to 4:45 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with burial of ashes with her daughter Jennifer in Union Cemetery. Remembrances would be appreciated to the M.S. Society or the Saint Thomas - Elgin General Hospital Foundation. Flowers gratefully declined.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-11 published
HYATT, Edith Clara (formerly HOUSE, née ENGLISH)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2006 at the Woodstock General Hospital in her 91st year. She will be remembered by her devoted husband Bill HYATT of Drumbo. Mother of John (Ted) HOUSE and his wife Patricia of Plattsville, Larry HOUSE and his wife Gail of Chesterfield, and Marilyn and her husband Joel ROCK of Woodstock. She will be remembered by her grandchildren Eleanor and Glenn MORGAN, David and Tanya, Scott and Jayne, Tom and Charlyn and Michael HOUSE, and Shaun HOUSE and friend Nadine and also by her 10 great grandchildren. She is survived by her brother John H. ENGLISH of Kitchener, her sister Phyllis L. ANDERSON of London. She is also survived by Bill's daughter Ruth MacDONALD of London and son Bryce HYATT and wife Julie of British Columbia and by his 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by her first husband William E. HOUSE (1982,) parents John B. and Clara ENGLISH, her sister Jean C. PERRY and her husband Lloyd, sister-in-law V. Merle ENGLISH and by brother-in-law Fred ANDERSON. Edith will be remembered as an avid lawn bowler and Bridge player, and had been a member of the Plattsville United Church. Relatives and Friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William Street, Plattsville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at the Plattsville United Church on Thursday January 12, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Reverend Daniel MacLEAN officiating. Spring interment in Chesterfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Charity or Church of your Choice (cheques accepted). Glendininng 519-684-7409

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-17 published
FEENEY, Ruth Helen
At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Monday January 16, 2006, Ruth Helen FEENEY formerly of Sarnia in her 91st year. Dear mother of Charlene and John WARBOYS of Woodstock; mother-in-law of Mary FEENEY of Brandon, Manitoba. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Ellen, Craig, Jane, Brenda and Kevin, Mark and Michele, and 12 great grandchildren. Survived by brother Jack McDONALD, sister Win CAMPBELL, sister-in-law Pam McDONALD. Predeceased by son Dennis, sisters Marie, Isabel and Jean, brother Fred. Friends will be received at The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to commemorate Ruth's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday January 18th at 1: 00 p.m. Spring interment at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Breast Cancer Research or Juvenile Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-19 published
KEATING, Blair Louis (Feb. 8, 1928-Jan. 19, 2005)
Lovingly remembered by his wife, Edith Louisa KEATING, Brenda ZADORSKY, Wally KEATING, Belinda CORCORAN, Bevan KEATING, Brent KEATING, Denise KEATING and Doreen McDONALD and their families. Until we meet again, my friend, may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
DENYS, Walter Edward
As a result of an accident at his residence, Walter Edward DENYS, 55, on Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Beloved husband of Nancy (LAPP) DENYS of R.R.#3, Kippen. Dear father and father-in-law of Jeffery and Laura DENYS, Jeanette and Scott MEYER, Amanda and Kevin MacDONALD and Matthew DENYS, all of the Kippen area. Special grandpa of Patrick and Gavin DENYS and a little MacDonald baby to arrive in April. Eldest brother of Dianne and Dave YOUMANS, Exeter, Brian DENYS, Seaforth, Ron and Deb DENYS, Brucefield, Rick DENYS and Theresa WILD, Kippen, and Darlene and Todd HOGGART, Kippen, and brother-in-law of Bill and Mary LAPP, Abbottsford, and Keith and Helen LAPP, Auburn. Fondly remembered by 15 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Eli and Rachel (STALLAERT) DENYS and parents-in-law Elliott and Catherine LAPP. Family will receive Friends at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Seaforth, on Monday, January 23 at 11: 00 a.m. Fr. Chris GILLESPIE will officiate. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 9 p.m. Interment St. James Cemetery. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-22 published
GIBSON, Elsie May (WILKINSON)
Peacefullly, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Friday, January 20, 2006 Elsie May (WILKINSON) GIBSON formerly of Lucan in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late John Alex (Dean) GIBSON (February 2005.) Dear aunt of Glenis and Brad KING of Clinton, Murray and Gayle GIBSON of Coolidge and Arizona and Karen MacDONALD of Fort Macleod, Alberta. Predeceased by a sister Sarah GODFREY. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan, one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 11 a.m. with Reverend Sue McCULLOUGH officiating. Cremation with interment Wroxeter Cemetery. Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences my be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
GRIFFIN, Heath Houston
Of Saint Thomas on Friday, January 20, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by his loving family in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Darlene (McDONALD) MURRAY and loving father of Kathleen and Dave COWARD, Jim and Nancy MURRAY, Janet and Paul KOSTYRIA, Rob and Doris MURRAY, Stephanie GRIFFIN and Alex GRIFFIN. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary STURDIVANT, Henry, William and Willie GRIFFIN. Predeceased by a sister Ruth BENNETT. Heath was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 2, 1941, the son of the late Earl and Viola GRIFFIN. He has lived in Saint Thomas the past 23 years. He was a truck driver with American Motors, Detroit. 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. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
LAMBERT, Stella Marianne (née BROWN)
Born in Ste. Brigitte de Laval, Quebec. Mrs. LAMBERT was the daughter of John BROWN and Alice (McDONALD) BROWN. Mrs. LAMBERT came to Ontario as a child, and except for a year spent in Fribourg, Switzerland, lived most of her life in Sarnia. Predeceased by her husband Tom in 1969. Mrs. LAMBERT is survived by her four daughters: Judith CUMMING of Ottawa, Barbara HOURIGAN of Dundas, Jacqueline SIMMONS of Toronto and Mary Louise LAMBERT of Toronto. Loved by her grandchildren Cathie FEUSTAL and her husband Mike of Florida, Tom BISHOP of Hamilton, Elise LEWIS and her husband Brian of Hamilton, Michael SIMMONS of London, Christopher SIMMONS of Ottawa, Paul and Tom CUMMING of Ottawa. Mrs. LAMBERT is also survived by her great-grandchildren Madeline and Calvin LEWIS of Hamilton. Stella is also survived by her brother Bill BROWN of New Orleans, Sally DUNN and her husband Frank of Sarnia and sister Mary DILL of Southampton. Predeceased by a sister Eileen, brothers Al and Joe and in infancy, Michael, John and Madeline, her sons-in-law Gerald CUMMING, David SIMMONS and Jack HOURIGAN. Mrs. LAMBERT is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Street, Sarnia with the interment of ashes to take place in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. At Mrs. LAMBERT's request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Sympathy donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. Memories and Condolences may be sent on line to www.smithfuneralhome.ca Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia is in charge of the arrangements.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-27 published
MORRIS, Meredith " Mert"
Peacefully, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Meredith "Mert" MORRIS succumbed to his illness on January 25, 2006 at the Woodstock General Hospital surrounded by his family and Friends. Much loved husband of Barb. Loving father of Kelly MacDONALD (Jason), Christine RAFFAELLI and Scott FINDLAY. Very proud grandpa of Quincy, Shane, Holly and Anthony. Mert was predeceased by parents Bud and Ruth MORRIS and survived by brothers Mike (Margo), Jim (Pam), Jeff (Sandy), Tim (Jodi) and sister Carolynne MacMILLAN (John.) At Mert's request, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join Barb and family on Saturday January 28th, between 2-4 p.m. at Craigowan Golf and Country Club (Hwy 59, North at Huntingford) to share in remembrance and celebration of Mert's life. For those who wish to make a memorial donation to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society-Oxford Branch would be greatly appreciated and may be arranged through the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, Woodstock, 539-0004. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-28 published
EARHART, Marlene (née JONES)
The families of the late Marlene EARHART wish to express their thanks for the flowers, cards, donations and expressions of sympathy we received at the time of Marlene's passing. We would like to thank the John C. Badder Funeral Home for all the assistance and kindness you offered during this very difficult time. Thank you to Marilyn WRANICH for the beautiful music and thank you also to the United Church Women for the lovely lunch. A sincere thank you to all for everything. Don EARHART Ron and Jean JONES & family Harold and Beatrice JONES and family Marie McDONALD and family

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-06 published
D'CLUTE, Jean Margaret (née YEMEN)
Of R.R.#1, Blenheim passed away on Friday, February 3, 2006 at Blenheim Community Village. Born in Huron County near Ripley 92 years ago daughter of the late Thomas YEMEN and Margaret MacDONALD. Jean served as a Women's Royal Naval Service during World War 2 and was a Charter Member of the Women's Royal Canadian Navy in Chatham and life member of the Women's Missionary Society. Beloved wife of 51 years to Allan D'CLUTE of Blenheim. Dear mother of Deborah and husband Dan PRETTY of Leamington, Dale D'CLUTE and wife Mary of Strathmore, Alberta. Dear grandmother of Lisa, Mellissa and Joel, great-grandmother of Samantha and Michael. Dear sister of Helen YEMEN of Toronto and the late Matthew YEMEN. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Anne and Harry FRANSSEN of Chatham, Andy and Pam YEMEN of Mississauga, Linda and Brian McGILLORY of Toronto. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with an Order of the Eastern Star Memorial Service at 3: 30 p.m. and where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Ed NICOL officiating, of the Cedar Springs United Church of which she was a valued member. Interment will be in Craford Cemetery. Memorials to the Blenheim Community Village Palliative Care would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
BRUNER, Llewellyn Gordon " Bud"
Of Thedford died peacefully surrounded by his family at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, February 4, 2006 in his 81st year. Born in Kingsville in 1925, he is survived by his beloved wife Harriet (née WILSON) BRUNER. Loving father to Gary, John and Lori, Terry and Nadia BRUNER, and Holly and Rob SCOTT. Cherished grandfather of Christy, Ryan, Steven, Wayne, Ashley, Kelly, Ben, Sam, and great-grandfather to Tayah. Predeceased by parents Rosie and Glen and brother Edsel BRUNER of Kingsville. He will be sadly missed by sister Madeline and Ralph BUTLER, brothers and sisters-in-laws, many nieces, nephews, and Friends. His presence will be missed by his faithful friend Boots. Bud joined the Ontario Provincial Police in 1950 and was stationed in London, Forest, and Toronto General Headquarters. He had and exemplary career including Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governors, Honorable William Ross MacDONALD, Pauline M. McGIBBON and John B. AIRD. He retired from the Ontario Provincial Police in 1982 with the rank of Inspector. His engaging presence will be missed by those whose hearts he touched. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Internment at Arkona Cemetery with the Reverend Catharine ASCAH officiating. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Building Fund greatly acknowledged.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
Driver rescued from watery ditch
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter, Tues., February 7, 2006
A Woodstock woman trapped in her overturned car as it filled with water escaped drowning yesterday when one of her rescuers held her head out of the water as three others worked to free her.
"They did an awesome job," London police Const. Ian NORMAN said of the four men who stopped to help the unidentified woman. "It was lousy cold out here and the road was bad.
"They reacted quickly and got her out of a dangerous situation," he said at the site of the rescue near London International Airport.
The crash happened two days after a 32-year-old Keswick woman and her four-year-old son died when their sport utility vehicle sank in a canal north of Toronto. (A story on that incident is on Page B10.)
The Woodstock woman was driving a car north on Crumlin Sideroad south of Oxford Street about 9: 20 a.m. when the vehicle slid off the snowy road and rolled into a water-filled drainage ditch.
She was trapped -- hanging upside-down by a seatbelt she couldn't release -- as the car rapidly filled with water.
Fanshawe College accounting students Shaun MacDONALD and Gary ARMSTRONG saw the woman's car fishtail, slide and flip.
"It was kind of surreal to watch because it seemed to be in slow motion," ARMSTRONG said.
He and MacDONALD stopped to help.
So did two other unidentified men in another vehicle, said MacDONALD, who jumped into the frigid water with them while ARMSTRONG called emergency services on his cellphone.
"One of the guys was holding her head up while we worked to get her out," MacDONALD said.
"I opened up the driver's door and the inside of the car was half-submerged in the water. She was panicky at first, but calmed down."
MacDONALD said the men also were unable to release the seatbelt and had to cut it with scissors fetched from one of the vehicles.
"We pulled her out of the car and took her to our van to warm her up," he said.
The woman was worried about a laptop computer in the water, MacDONALD said.
"She was fine, but a little shaken up. She was worried about an essay that's due."
Paramedics in an ambulance whisked her away for treatment.
Yesterday's high winds, blowing snow and sloppy roads produced a rash of problems in Southwestern Ontario.
Driving conditions were so bad in some areas that sections of highways 4, 6, 8, 9, 21 and 23 in Bruce, Huron, Perth and Wellington counties were closed.
Thousands of students in Middlesex, Huron and Perth counties stayed home yesterday as school buses and elementary and secondary schools sat idle.
About 2,500 customers in Lambton and Huron counties were without power at times yesterday because of the weather conditions, Hydro One reported.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Allan Harry
The Family of the late Allan Harry TAILOR/TAYLOR would like to express our deepest appreciation to close Friends and the Community of Menest on the Lake for their kindness and support during our loss. We wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Intensive Care Unit at Alexandra and Marine General Hospital for their compassionate care of Allan during his many hospital stays. Special thanks to Doctors Kim and Stan SPACEK for being there and guiding us every step of the way. To McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Rev. Roy NICOL- MacDONALD for his exceptional service, to the Ladies of North Street United Church, Goderich, for the wonderful luncheon. Thanks to Al's Community Care Access Centre Nurse, Melonie and Home Care provider, Jan. To all Friends, and neighbours who brought food to our home, sent cards, and helped with chores. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Eunice TAILOR/TAYLOR, sons Scott and Barry TAILOR/TAYLOR and Families.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
SQUIRE, Genevieve Rita (formerly LOCKING, née MacDONALD)
Peacefully at Longworth Nursing Home for Long Term Care on Monday, February 13, 2006, Genevieve Rita (MacDONALD,) dear wife of the late Bill LOCKING, in her 88th year. Loving mom of Albert, Keith, Bill, Jennifer, Deborah and Mark. Dear sister of Flo WHITE/WHYTE and Margery BATHURST. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grand_son. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Thursday morning, February 16, 2006 from 10 o'clock until the time of the funeral service at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
ANDERSON, Norman Ralph
Peacefully, at home, Norman Ralph ANDERSON, at the age of 84, Loving husband and dear friend of Valerie (TAILOR/TAYLOR) SMITH. Norm was blessed with three marriages throughout his life. His first marriage was to Patricia (SMITH) ANDERSON of London, England, whom he met while stationed in Surrey during the war. Loved father of their twin daughters Norma and her husband Jim SMITH of Ireland and Dierdre LLOYD of Manchester, along with son Sean and his wife Rasaline ANDERSON, London, United Kingdom and their mother Patricia. Norm was then married to Gloria HALLIWELL for over thirty years until her death in 1990, and was much loved and respected by their son David and his wife Sara ANDERSON of Camlachie. Step-father to Gloria's children Linda and husband Lee McQUIRTER of Sarnia and Len and his wife Maureen GLANFIELD of British Columbia. Norm also enjoyed becoming step-father to Val's children, Shelly and her husband Laurence LOVEGROVE, Petrolia, Terry SMITH, Strathroy, and Julie and her husband Dale KELLY of Forest. Much loved grandfather of 12 grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife Gloria (1990) and granddaughter Lauren Gloria ANDERSON (2000.) Norm was born on July 17th, 1921 at Ochre River, Manitoba, to Ralph Waldo ANDERSON (1955) and Margaret YOUNG, who died when Norm was 5 years old. His grandmother Eliza YOUNG (1973), whom Norm highly respected and loved dearly, stepped in to raise him and his siblings, George (1991), Ross (1972), Marguerite and Malcolm (1987) MacDONALD of Sarnia, and William and his wife Ida, also of Sarnia. Norm's father re-married Jessie DALGHIESH (1985) and had two sons, Norm's half brothers James (1984) and Gerald and his wife Gladys of Trenton. At the age of 16, Norm went to Malartic, Quebec to work in the gold mines with his father. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1941 in Noranda, Quebec and went overseas in September. He was on Active Service in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, including the D-Day landings on Juno Beach. He returned to Canada in '45 and worked in the mines until coming to Sarnia in '50 to work in the insulation business, mainly building the plants in the Chemical Valley, eventually purchasing Commercial and Industrial Insulation in '76 and selling it in '82. He owned and developed Forest Golf and Country Hotel from '58 til '89. Not liking retirement, together with his son David, he purchased and developed Bonnie Doon Golf and Country Club. Norm loved sports. He played hockey when he was young and of course enjoyed golf. He was a great curler and a Lifetime Member of the Forest Curling Club. In later years he was a great spectator, especially whenever Dale and Julie played. Norm lived a very full life. Beneath the often gruff exterior lay a heart of gold, one to which is much-loved grandchildren and step-grandchildren can attest. He had many Friends and was a good husband and father. He did a lot of good in the community that no one ever new about. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James Street South at Watt (Forest) Lambton Shores. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. Legion Parade Sunday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Forest United Church with Reverend Cathy LARMOND officiating. Interment Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. Donations to Community Care Access Centre appreciated by the family. (Cheques only received at the funeral home). A tree will be planted in memory of "Norm" by the Dodge Family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
BALLANTYNE, Louis J.
In Florida on February 10, 2006. Louis J. BALLANTYNE of Royal Palm Beach, Florida and Strathroy, Ontario in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Marie (WALTHAM) BALLANTYNE for 64 years. Dear father of Ross (Sandy) BALLANTYNE of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, grandfather of Scott (Cheryl) OLIVER of Melbourne, Ontario and Shannon (Scott) MacDONALD of Oakville, Ontario and great-grandfather of Dan and Derek OLIVER and Nolan MacDONALD and son-in-law Grant OLIVER of Melbourne. Predeceased by his daughter Nancy OLIVER (1999) and many brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy on Tuesday, February 21st from noon to service time at 2: 00 p.m. Rev. Don KEENLISIDE and Reverend Charles SEED officiating. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Parkinson's Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Louis.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
MacDONALD, Audrey
In loving memory of my dear wife Audrey who passed away February 27th., 1990.
Her last wish, We would like to have heard,
And breathed into her ear,
A parting word.
For those who have not lost,
Are unable to tell,
The sad and the sorrow,
In not saying farewell.
Sadly missed and loved forever by husband Fred, Steven and Sharon MacDONALD, Heather WILSON, Lori and Bill NORMAN and grandchildren Adrienne, Grant, Katie and William.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
SCOTT, Blanche Isobel (née SMITH)
Passed away peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, March 2, 2006 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Andrew SCOTT (1996.) Loving mother of Carol MacDONALD, Bruce (Linda) SCOTT, James SCOTT, Robert (Paulette) SCOTT, Douglas (Cynthia) SCOTT, Michael SCOTT and the late Audrey McNAUGHTON and Lori MacKAY. Cherished grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Ralph SMITH of Ingersoll, Lloyd SMITH of London, Ruth MANDY of Brantford and the late Jean, Marie and Harold. Loved daughter of the late Edith and Dan SMITH. A private service (family only) will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment Dorchester Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-06 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Jim
Peacefully at his residence on Thursday, March 2, 2006 Jim DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of London in his 78th year. Loving father of Yvonne LANGLOIS and Deke MacDONALD of London and Rick HETHERINGTON of London. Proud grandfather of Kim THORNE, John GRANTON Jr. and Jacob HETHERINGTON and 2 great-grandchildren Lucus and Trevor THORNE. Dear brother of Tom, Burt and Bill. Dearly loved by Bonny and Chester and many other special Friends. Loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his sisters Lillian and Lena and brothers Richard, George and John. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S, Lambeth) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Jim EVANS officiating. Interment Shedden Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. "On-line condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca".

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-07 published
McCLINCHEY, Agnes Catherine (née ADAM/ADAMS)
Peacefully, at Seaforth Manor, on Sunday, March 5, 2006, Agnes Catherine (ADAM/ADAMS) McCLINCHEY, beloved wife of the late Garnet McCLINCHEY (1984) passed away in her 96th year. Agnes was born in McKillop Township on March 31, 1910, daughter of Robert and Mabel (McCLURE) ADAM/ADAMS and stepmother Nellie BAKER. Loving mother of Jack and wife Barbara of Calgary; Bill and wife Barbara of London; Maybelle and her husband Ian CROCKWELL of Bermuda; Dorothy and her husband Keith MacDONALD of Edmonton; Grant and (friend) Irene McCANN of Grand Bend and Don and his wife Gail of St. Malo, Manitoba. Loved and sadly missed by 36 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Also, dearly missed by daughter-in-law Edith (Keith) McCLINCHEY of Seaforth. Predeceased by her son Keith; daughter Betty; stepson Beverley and wife Gloria; grand_son Charles SCOTT; step-grand_son Randy of Bayfield; her sister Beatrice FORRESTER; half sisters Edna PHILLIPS and Violet NEEB and brothers John ADAM/ADAMS and Jim ADAM/ADAMS. Agnes was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge and the Ladies Orange Lodge. She was also well known in Seaforth and district for her fine food she served at her restaurants at the Supertest and later at McClinchey's Restaurant. Agnes will be remembered as a compassionate, loving, generous person by all those that knew her. Funeral service will be held at the Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth on Friday March 10, at 2 p.m., with visitations at the funeral home between 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Reverend Sue MALPUS will officiate. Interment Egmondville Cemetery, Egmondville. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences at www.whitneyribeyfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
SHAPTON, M. Bruce
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, March 9, 2006 M. Bruce SHAPTON of R.R.#1 Exeter in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Dolores (McDONALD) (ALLISON) SHAPTON. Dear father of Dianne E. SHAPTON and friend Douglas CONKLIN of Maynard, Sandra and Steve Murley of Owen Sound, Wayne and Dianne SHAPTON of R.R.#1 Exeter, Janet and John LANSDELL of Thamesford and Bevan and Joan SHAPTON of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Matthew SHAPTON; Sabrina, Ryan and Crystal MURLEY; Amy, Daniel, Lana and Janelle SHAPTON Amanda, Kate, Nicole and Shelby LANSDELL; and Brendan and Tanner SHAPTON. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert and Audrey SHAPTON of Woodstock, Margaret ANDRUSKI of Regina, Betty HODGINS of McGregor and Barbara WINEGARDEN of London. Predeceased by his parents Earl (1964) and Hilda (1986). Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Saturday, March 11th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul ROSS officiating. Donations to Exeter United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-13 published
MacDONALD, Audrey Madge
Peacefully at the Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Wednesday March 08, 2006, Audrey Madge MacDONALD passed away in her 89th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Robert (Pat) MacDONALD. Dear mother of Lois KEW (John) of Ingersoll; Brian MacDONALD (Beverly) of Mt. Pleasant; Barry MacDONALD (Joanne) of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia; Blair MacDONALD (Patricia) of Tillsonburg. Loving Grandmother to five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings Lillus ELLERY, Nona COUCH, Orval COUCH, Audrey COUCH and J.C. WRIGHT. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Tuesday March 14, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Madge will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. Rev. Maurice FRANCIS of Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Putnam Cemetery. At the families request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Charity of Choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
WELLS, Velma
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, March 16, 2006, Velma WELLS of Strathroy in her 63rd year. Dear mother of Randy WELLS and Bill WELLS and his wife Krista YOUNG- WELLS all of Strathroy and Leisa and Colin McDONALD of Komoka. Loving grandmother of Amanda and Derek WELLS, and Michelle and Nicole McDONALD. Predeceased by her son Donny (1973) and husband Frank (2000). Also survived by several brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and Friends. Visitors will be received at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Longwood Cemetery, Melbourne. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Velma.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-23 published
MacDONALD- KERR, Owen
March 17-23, 2002 In loving memory of Owen, who was with us for so short a time.
Deep in our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day.
Sadly missed by Grandma KERR (Marnee,) Dad and brother Marcus.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
NORTH, Dennis Arthur
Of Saint Thomas, on Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Helen (DAY) NORTH and dearly loved father of Peter and his wife Deneen NORTH of Port Stanley, Patti and her husband Jerry CHURCHWARD of Saint Thomas and Joanne PHILLIPS of London. Much loved grandfather of Ellyn and Andy SLEIGHTHOLM, Reece CHURCHWARD, Jade (special friend Dan WALTERS,) Cassidy and Abi NORTH, Robbie, Christopher, Merrick and Reanne PHILLIPS, Dear brother of Jeanne McDONALD of Saint Thomas, Barb COOK of Port Stanley, Jacqui NORTH of Port Stanley, Sandra WRIGHT of Tecumseh, Terry NORTH (Ruth) of Port Stanley and the late Charles NORTH, Pauline McRAE and Flossie McBAIN. Dear brother-in-law of Rudy and Tony (Marilyn) DAY, Donna PHILLIPS, Vicki SUNCERI and Kay NORTH. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews, Friends and neighbours. Dennis was born in Saint Thomas on October 27, 1926, the son of the late Charles and Nellie (PLOWRIGHT) NORTH. He worked over 46 years for the C. and O. Railroad. He was also a veteran of World War 2. Dennis was a charter member of the Elgin County Railroad Museum, the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society, the Ontario Trappers Association and was an avid outdoorsman and a member of The Ducks Unlimited. A public memorial service will be held a week from Saturday (April 1st) at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Saturday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Elgin Railroad Museum or the Port Stanley Fish and Trout Association.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-26 published
NORTH, Dennis Arthur
Of Saint Thomas, on Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Helen (DAY) NORTH and dearly loved father of Peter and his wife Deneen NORTH of Port Stanley, Patti and her husband Jerry CHURCHWARD of Saint Thomas and Joanne PHILLIPS of London. Much loved grandfather of Ellyn and Andy SLEIGHTHOLM, Reece CHURCHWARD, Jade (special friend Dan WALTERS,) Cassidy and Abi NORTH, Robbie, Christopher, Merrick and Reanne PHILLIPS, Dear brother of Jeanne McDONALD of Saint Thomas, Barb COOK of Port Stanley, Jacqui NORTH of Port Stanley, Sandra WRIGHT of Tecumseh, Terry NORTH (Ruth) of Port Stanley, Michael NORTH, Wallacetown and the late Charles NORTH, Pauline McRAE and Flossie McBAIN. Dear brother-in-law of Rudy and Tony (Marilyn) DAY, Donna PHILLIPS, Vicki SUNCERI and Kay NORTH. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews, Friends and neighbours. Dennis was born in Saint Thomas on October 27, 1926, the son of the late Charles and Nellie (PLOWRIGHT) NORTH. He worked over 46 years for the C. and O. Railroad. He was also a veteran of World War 2. Dennis was a charter member of the Elgin County Railroad Museum, the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society, the Ontario Trappers Association and was an avid outdoorsman and a member of The Ducks Unlimited. A public memorial service will be held a week from Saturday (April 1st) at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Saturday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Elgin Railroad Museum or the Port Stanley Fish and Trout Association.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-31 published
MORRISSEY, Eileen Joan
Peacefully, after a courageous struggle with cancer, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Tuesday, March 28, 2006, Eileen Joan MORRISSEY of Grand Bend and Florida, age 63. Loved mother of Margaret "Maggie" MULLIGAN of London, Michael FRAYNE and his wife Jennifer McDONALD of Waterloo. Loving Nana of Angela MULLIGAN, Alexander, Madeline, Colin and Sebastian FRAYNE. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dave and Leona MORRISSEY, Bob and Brenda MORRISSEY, Nancy and Scotty REGIER, Jim and Lorna MORRISSEY, Dennis and Sandi MORRISSEY, Angela and Michael BOYLE and Ann and Barry BAYNHAM. Remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by parents John and Angela MORRISSEY. At Eileen's request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Eileen's Life will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Monday, April 3, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Ray LAWHEAD Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-03 published
ROSSITER, Timothy " Tim" Eamon de Valera
Suddenly on Thursday, March 30, 2006. Timothy "Tim" E. ROSSITER of Parkhill in his 49th year. Beloved husband and soul mate of Catherine (SCOTT) ROSSITER. Devoted father of Morgan ROSSITER and John ROSSITER both at home. Predeceased by his father Captain John Alexis ROSSITER, mother Betty Joan (Nikki) MacDONALD and step-father Major Hugh G. MacDONALD. Brother of Tom ROSSITER and his wife Terri of Vancouver, Patrick ROSSITER and his wife Janet of New Zealand, Megan LISCUMB of Ailsa Craig, Michael ROSSITER of Vancouver. Step-brother of Norman MacDONALD and his wife Glenys of Ailsa Craig, Raymond MacDONALD of Toronto, and Heather MALONE of Calgary, Amanda DIEDE of Clairesholme, Alberta. Son-in-law of Eric and Eileen SCOTT of Parkhill. Brother-in-law of Bonnie and Gerald WRIGHT, Jim and Veldora SCOTT, Susan and Ken CLEMENTS. Uncle to several nieces and nephews. Tim was a dedicated employee of IPEX Inc. and served his community for 24 years as a volunteer firefighter with the North Middlesex Fire Department. Resting at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Service at the North Middlesex District Community Centre, 225 McLeod Street, Parkhill, Ontario on Wednesday, April 5th, at 1 p.m. Reverend Doug WRIGHT officiating. Cremation with interment in Parkhill Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3R6 or the North Middlesex Firefighter's Association, P.O. Box 336, Parkhill, Ontario N0M 2K0 would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son Funeral Home will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. ROSSITER at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-06 published
MacDONALD, Annie Alexanderine (née HENDERSON)
At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on Tuesday April 4, 2006, Annie Alexanderine (HENDERSON) MacDONALD of Goderich in her 107th year. Beloved wife of the late Murdock MacDONALD. Dear mother of Phyllis (the late Bill) JOHNSTON of Goderich and Bruce (Hazel) MacDONALD of Owen Sound. Loving grandmother of Dale SHORTT, Bruce JOHNSTON, Anny JOHNSTON, great-grandchildren Colin JOHNSTON, Adam HARRISON and Craig HARRISON. Also predeceased by her parents Alex and Annie HENDERSON and one sister May. A Funeral Service will be held at McCalllum and Palla Funeral Home, Goderich on Friday April 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Knox Presbyterian Church or Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #109 gratefully acknowledged.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
MacDONALD, Robert
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Friday, April 7, 2006, Robert MacDONALD of Glencoe in his 49th year. He was so dearly loved by his wife, soul mate and very best friend, Mairead and will be missed by his loving sons, Paul, David and Christian, James, Tyler and Jacob, all of whom he was so proud. Dear son of Donald and Rita of Scotland. Big brother of Joseph (Yvonne), Maria (John) and Paul and brother-in-law of Moireach, Oliver (Allison) and Edna (David). Robert will be greatly remembered and sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, Friends and relatives in both Canada and Britain and by his dear cousin Margaret (William) in New Zealand. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
BABINEAU, Jeanne
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital London on Tuesday April 11th, 2006 Jeanne BABINEAU in her 85th year. Wife of the late Phillias BABINEAU. Dear mother of Michelle MacDONALD of London, Leonard BABINEAU of Connecticut, Suzanne CAMPBELL (Rob) of London. Loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 1 grandchild. Sister of Rene OAKES and Andre OAKES (Jeanne) both of New Brunswick. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Peter's Cemetery 806 Victoria Street, London on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 10 a.m. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
CRACKNELL, Mary-Anne (McKENZIE)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Wednesday, April 12th 2006 Mary-Anne (McKENZIE) CRACKNELL of London in her 68th year. Loving wife of Reverend Lloyd G. CRACKNELL. Dear mother of Gregory CRACKNELL and his fiancée Sheilagh McDONALD of Woodstock and Mary CRACKNELL of London. Special grandmother of Jamie-Lee Cracknell BOSENBERRY. Dear sister-in-law of Arthur and Lenore CRACKNELL of Thamesville, and Phyllis CRACKNELL of Sarnia. Also survived by Jamie-Lee's father Brian BOSENBERRY, her brother Brent and her sister Stacey BOSENBERRY; her many nieces and nephews, a host of Friends and colleagues. Predeceased by her brother Fraser McKENZIE, a missionary who died in Africa in 1977. Mary-Anne was a kindergarten teacher for 26 years at Northdale, Byron Northview and Knollwood Park Public Schools. She was a friend to all, who loved life, devoting her talents to improving the quality of life for countless students, fellow teachers, church members and neighbours. Her baking skills will be remembered by many who received a pie or cookies at both happy and sad times. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London Ontario. Funeral Service will be conducted at Saint_James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street (near Wortley Road) London, Ontario on Tuesday, April 18th at 11 a.m. with Archdeacon Ken ANDERSON and Right Reverend Bruce HOWE officiating. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mayhew-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind London Chapter, 749 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or the charity of your choice. (On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
McDONALD, Kenneth Blake
In his 70th year, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2006 at Bluewater Health, Norman St, with his family near. Born and raised in Highgate, Ontario, Ken was the son of the late Kathleen CLANAHAN (1940) and Clarence McDONALD (1965.) Also predeceased by his grandparents Ezra McDONALD (1952) and Annie BLOOM (1963.) During his lifetime, Ken served many communities in Southwestern Ontario as a funeral director. He is survived by his children Kaye (Bill) DEMPSEY of London, Karen (Tim) BROWN of Sarnia, Kristine SPARHAM of Sarnia and John (Lisa) McDONALD of Petrolia and by their mother Maxine McDONALD. Remembered by his grandchildren, Matthew Legault, Cory, Cameron and Christopher Brown, Allison and Emily Sparham and Bruce and Adam McDONALD. A memorial visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Sarnia Lambton or the Charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be emailed smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-18 published
SIDWELL, Kathleen
On Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, in the comfort of her family, Kathleen SIDWELL passed away. Loving wife of the late Stanley Arthur SIDWELL (March 7, 2004.) Loving mother of Michael and his wife Kathleen, Robbin, and Jim and his wife Mary Jo. Dear grandma of Christine, Michael, Joshua, Mariah and Olivia. Loved great-grandmother of Lauren and Ryan. Survived by her much loved sister Winnifred and her husband Doug McDONALD and her brother Leslie and his wife Marjorie HILTZ. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her. Visitation will take place at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Wednesday April 19, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. and 6: 30-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Evans Chapel at 7: 00 p.m. with Chaplain Maureen DWYER officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. A private family burial will take place on Thursday. Donations may be given in Kathleen's name to the Kensington Village Charitable Donations. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. SIDWELL.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-21 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Verna (née O'HARA)
At Bluewater Health -- Mitton Site, Sarnia on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Verna STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (née O'HARA,) of Petrolia in her 88th year. Loving wife of the late Howard (1979). Will be missed by her daughter Dorothy McDONALD of Sarnia, her son John STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and friend Angela of Wyoming, her grandchildren, Jim SPROULE and Angela MELNYK, Lisa and Doug WINDOVER, Janelle and Alan HULL, Jelissa STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Ian McCORMICK and Jordan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Joanna, and her great-grandchildren Kennie SPROULE, Joey WINDOVER and Owen and Ryan HULL. She is also survived by her brother Dick O'HARA of Petrolia. She was predeceased by a son, James (1968,) a son-in-law George McDONALD (2005,) and her sister-in-law Mary O'HARA (2006.) Visitors will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
LEWIS, Vera
The family of the late Vera LEWIS thank relatives and Friends for flowers, cards, telephone calls, and donations made in Mom's honour during our recent bereavement. Thank you to the caring staff at Ashwood Manor, Lambeth, who provided a warm and friendly residence for Vera (she enjoyed each and everyone of you); to the outstanding nursing staff at Ashwood; to Eileen REYNOLDS who gave Mom the care she needed (we are so grateful so you, Chris, Judy, Marlyn and Wanda;) to Mary DUCHARME of Community Care Access Centre; to the minister Charles SCOTT and son, Jim, who made the service so personal; to the organist, Ross MacDONALD to the caterer, Barb MEADES who provided a delicious luncheon after the service; to the exceptional staff at Westview Funeral Chapel; to Geri DOERR, the staff and Board of Directors, Chelsea Green Children's Centre, who sent flowers, donations and food to Shirley RIORDAN, who wrote a special poem for Aunt Vera; and to all the Friends, relatives and caregivers who attended the service and those who traveled from out of town. A very special thank you to Doctor Albert MOK who made special visits to Vera during her last few weeks. Doctor MOK has taken care of our family for many years and is always there for us. Our heartfelt gratitude to him and Bev HOWTING. To everyone who took part in celebrating Vera's life, a very sincere thank you. Richard, Linda and Family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
NASH, Reginald " Reg"
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Reg at his residence on Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Reginald "Reg" NASH of Woodstock in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Lorna E. (née HIRD) NASH for over 46 years. Dear brother of Doreen PARKER and her late husband Carl of Thornhill. Loved uncle of Carol BEEFORTH (Douglas) and their family; Michael, Mackenzie and Harrison, Cathy MacDONALD (Evan) and their family Thomas, Kate and Dylan, Michael PARKER (Lynn) and will be remembered by his special niece Monica HIRD. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Bertha NASH who Reg had worked with for many years at the family business of "Nash's Lunch" then becoming "Nash's Variety". Reg was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, Woodstock and was a member of the First Baptist Church Choir for over 50 years. Reg will be sadly missed by his many Friends within the church and throughout the community. Reg was an avid photographer seen around town with his camera in hand and enjoyed feeding "his children" the ducks at Southside Park and looked forward to a friendly game of tennis every now and then. One of Reg's hobbies was collecting flags from around the world and would share his hobby with all who were interested by raising his flags in his backyard or displaying them at area functions. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Monday, May 1, 2006 after 9: 30 a.m. where the complete memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dave STEPHENS officiating. Interment later in the Oxford Centre Pioneer Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-01 published
ARMITAGE, Robert Eugene
Born in London, Ontario on January 28, 1947. Died in Sarnia on Saturday, April 29, 2006 of Non-Hodgkins T-Cell Lymphoma. On Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Bluewater Health Centre in Sarnia, Robert Eugene ARMITAGE, also known by his Friends and family as "Army", slipped away peacefully into God's hands. He was comforted and surrounded by the people who loved him dearly. During his life in Sarnia, Army was a fair and respected businessman who owned Paint Master Auto Body Refinishing Centre for over twenty years and previously the owner of the Clifton Hotel in Port Stanley. He was a volunteer for the Bright's Grove Optimist Club and awarded Life Membership for his participation. He supported Harmony for Youth and the Boy Scouts. He will be missed by his life companion and soul mate, Joanne MORRIS and her son Stuart, his loyal brother Forrest, his wife Frankie, his sister Noreen and her husband Ron, his cousins Barry and Brian. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Lori MacDONALD and her husband Rick DUIKER and their children. Army will fondly be remembered by his second wife Linda PATTERSON and her husband Paul. His passing will certainly have an impact on the lives of his children, Bailey, Brodie and Briar who adored him and had an enormous respect for him. He was predeceased by his mother Mae and father Eugene of London. After cremation, there will be a memorial service held in his honor at Saint_John's in the Wilderness, Bright's Grove for family and invited guests only. Reception following the service in the Church. Since Army loved art, nature and the greater outdoors as a woodsman, a Memorial Tree will be planted to commemorate his life and all are welcome to attend this event next Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Saint_John's Anglican Church Cemetery in Arva at 11: 00 a.m. Sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (519) 542-5541. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
PORTER, Charles " Chuck" Basil
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Charles " Chuck" Basil PORTER at his residence in Woodstock on Monday, May 1, 2006 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Betty (née MacDONALD) for 45 years. Also survived by two sisters, Ruby ANDERSON of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Joyce FOREMAN of Springfield, New Brunswick and one brother, Rankin PORTER of Springfield, New Brunswick. Predeceased by his parents, Basil and Marguerite (née McGUIRE) PORTER, two sisters, Margaret and Myrtle, and four brothers, Gerald, Harold, Ernie and George, all of New Brunswick. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a woodsman for several years in New Brunswick and then was employed by Fisher Controls for 25 years. His life and his character will be greatly missed. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance in the chapel on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Richard HOLM officiating. Please note change in time of service. Cremation followed by interment later at the Scotch Settlement Cemetery in Scotch Settlement, New Brunswick. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation -- Building Fund would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-05 published
CLELAND, Hazel Maude (McLACHLAN)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Thursday, May 4th, 2006, Hazel Maude (McLACHLAN) CLELAND, a resident for 20 years of Chelsey Park Retirement Community, London, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Louden P. CLELAND (1991.) Dear mother of Denise YAUSIE and her husband Carman of London. Dear sister of Ken McLACHLAN and his wife Kay of Parkhill, Alice CARROTHERS (and late husband Burnus) of Thedford, Opal THOMAN (and late husband Bruce) of Parkhill and Betty McDONALD (and late husband John) of London. Predeceased by her brothers Clerke and wife Pearl,) John and Harry McLACHLAN and her sister Clover WATERS (and husband Donald.) Dear sister-in-law of Winnifred McLACHLAN of Strathroy and Helen McLACHLAN of Belleville. Also loved by her 3 grandchildren Jennifer SCHALY and her husband Bryan of Mississauga, Nicole TAILOR/TAYLOR and her husband Shawn of Milton and Colin YAUSIE of London. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Hazel was an active resident of Chelsey Park, and will be greatly missed by staff and many Friends. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday May 6th at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, N6A 3R6. the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, or the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
PERRAS, Mary Elvia (née PURCELL)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, May 6, 2006 in her 64th year. Dearly loved mother of Connie and her husband Harold RITCHIE of Rodney, Catherine and her husband Carey HUNT of Fingal, and Carol Anne and her husband David DINNING of Hamilton. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Kyle, Matthew, Rylie, Justin and Jordan. Dear sister of Ralph and his wife Joan PURCELL of Ottawa and dear aunt of Lance PURCELL. Mary was born May 6, 1943 in Rodney, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (McDONALD) PURCELL. She had retired from the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital after 30 years of service. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Animal Aid.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-11 published
MOGK, Richard Anthony " Dick"
At London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital on Monday, May 8th, 2006 Richard Anthony "Dick" MOGK of London in his 55th year. Predeceased by his parents Olive (McDONALD) MOGK (2005) and Oliver MOGK (1972.) Nephew of Jean HEAGY and Irene POOLE. Predeceased by his aunt Dorothy NOYES (1997) and his uncles William McDONALD (1996) and Nelson (1993) and Rudolph MOGK (1968.) Cousin of Violet SIEGNER; the late Mae WALDIE (2006;) William HEAGY Elizabeth PEEK; Alice WHITE/WHYTE; Muriel ANDREAE; Roger HEAGY; Cathy GIESBRECHT; Eleanor HEAGY; Heather ALBANESE; Peter NOYES; Jane NOYES; Chris, Kirk, Jay, and Brock McDONALD; Gwen BRODERICK Carol ESSEX; John, David and Ben BRADSHAW. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior (9-10 a.m.) to the memorial service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, May 13th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. with Reverend Herbert S. SUMMERS of Metropolitan United Church officiating. A private interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-11 published
NICKELS, Effie Mildred (née KNEEBONE)
Welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and reunited with her beloved husband Wilfred (1981) Effie Mildred NICKELS entered into glory May 10, 2006 in her 94th year. Born in Zone Twp., daughter of the late Charles Wm. and Fannie Ann (GRAINGER) KNEEBONE. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Janis HART and fiance Mike HOUSEMAN and her nieces Eileen KNEEBONE, Bonnie KNEEBONE and nephew Jim (Thora) MacDONALD. Also survived by her step-children, Edna (Harold) SMITH and Roy (Ruth) NICKELS. She was Mother Effie to Reverand Paul and Sandra SILVER, Second Mother to Janine RANGOONI, Mom to Mary Jean WHITE/WHYTE and Louise BRODIE. Predeceased by brothers William, Russell and Leonard KNEEBONE. The Nickels family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Paul SILVER officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations may be made by cheque at the funeral home to the Gideon Bibles. On-line condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com "A tree will be planted in Memory of Effie NICKELS in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-18 published
WIACEK, Tadeusz " Ted"
Of Saint Thomas on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 56 years to Bernice (PALKA) WIACEK and loved father of Ed WIACEK (Jean) of Saint Thomas. Loved grandfather of Scott WIACEK (Andrea) of Saint Thomas, Steven WIACEK (Andrea) of Corunna and Kristina McDONALD of Guelph and dear great grandfather of Colton WIACEK. Dear brother of Irene MILOS. Predeceased by a sister Stephanie and a brother Frank. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Ted was born in Poland on March 1, 1922, the son of the late Stanley and Julie WIACEK. He came to Canada in 1946 and worked at Fauld's Cleaners and then Eaton Yale. He was a member of Holy Angels' Church. Ted served during World War 2 in the British 8th Army, Polish Division. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Friday and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday at 7: 00 p.m. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-24 published
HOWARD, W. Gary
At his residence on Sunday, May 21, 2006, W. Gary HOWARD of Whealan Road Woodstock in his 61st year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Lou HOWARD (EASTON) (Nee ALLEN.) Cherished son of Jean HOWARD and the late Bill HOWARD. Dear father of Darin HOWARD and his wife Joanne of Windsor, Kimberley McDONALD and her husband Bill of London, Lyn LONGRIDGE and her companion Dave MURRAY of Innerkip, Cheryl HOWARD of Toronto, Crystal EASTON, Scott FENSKE and his wife Jessica, all of London, Jesse DAVIE and Owen EASTON of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Mitchell HOWARD and his wife Alicia, Chase, Raven, and Cody HOWARD, Jonathan, Tristan and Jordanna McDONALD and Corey LONGRIDGE. Dear great-grandfather of Jade HOWARD. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) Thursday 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held in the chapel Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Mount Vernon United Church Cemetery. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Foundation or Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Online condolences at www.longworth funeralhome.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-03 published
BEARFOOT, Raymond Harold
Peacefully and with family by his side at London Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, June 1, 2006, Raymond Harold BEARFOOT in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late June BEARFOOT, loving father of Bill BEARFOOT and his wife Sharron. Cherished gramps to Laura and Bob JOYNT, Shannon and Matt LIPSKEY, Kim and Jeff MacDONALD and Robin and John DRAPER. Also a very special great-poppa to Jake LIPSKEY and Jill DRAPER. Special thanks to Doctor Kirk HAMILTON for his exceptional support and care over the years. Cremation has taken place. Ray's family will receive Friends at a graveside memorial service at a later date at Red Bay cemetery. Ray will rest beside his late wife June in Red Bay - his true home - to enjoy the Lake Huron sunsets every single day. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Terry Fox Foundation) would be greatly appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services, 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-04 published
Life on the mend ended
Neighbours found Cindy MacDONALD in her father's backyard with a knife in her chest.
By Hank DANISZEWSKI, Free Press Reporter, Sun., June 4, 2006
A young woman just "starting to turn her life around" was found beside the pool of her London home early yesterday, dying of stab wounds with the knife still in her chest.
The death of Cindy MacDONALD is the city's second homicide of the year, in a week of London bloodshed that's left criminal investigators probing five deaths in three cases.
A 39-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in MacDONALD's death.
A horrified next-door neighbour found the woman about 6: 30 a.m. after he and his wife heard shouts and "gurgling" noises coming from the home at 607 Commissioners Rd. E.
The man found the 29-year-old lying in her backyard patio with a large knife through her chest and called police.
MacDONALD died in hospital.
Police arrived soon after the call from the neighbours and made an arrest "a short distance" from the home.
Forensic investigators could be seen in the yard yesterday, marking what appeared to be a pool of blood beside an overturned patio chair.
Police didn't say if the victim and the man charged in her death knew each other.
The female neighbour said MacDONALD lived in the home with her father, a long-haul truck driver. She believes he wasn't home at the time but arrived after the probe began.
"She was very pretty and very nice. I really enjoyed her company," said the neighbour.
The neighbour said she believed MacDONALD knew her attacker.
She said the woman was sitting and talking to a man on the backyard patio about midnight before the attack.
The neighbour, who teaches at G.A. Wheable Centre for Adult Education, said MacDONALD wasn't employed, but that she'd persuaded her to attend Wheable to finish her high school diploma.
"She has really had a hard life. She was starting to turn her life around and something went wrong," said the neighbour.
She said her husband is getting counselling to get over the shock of finding the woman.
"I worked at the jail, so I've seen a lot of violence, but my husband is traumatized," said the woman, who also works at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in London.
Another neighbour said the woman's mother had died of a heart attack a few years ago.
Yesterday's killing capped a week of tragedy after London went almost five months without a homicide.
On Thursday, police found Deborah DEVINE, 33, dead after a fire in her Deveron Crescent home and later charged her spouse with second-degree murder
On Monday, John DAUBS and his two daughters, 15 and 12, were killed when their car collided with a dump truck towing a backhoe.
DAUBS had been charged with threatening his wife and police are still investigating whether the collision was intentional.
Charged in MacDONALD's death yesterday is Melvin FLORES, 39, address unknown, who is to make a video court appearance today.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
AZIZ, Jim
At Victoria Hospital on Friday, June 2nd, 2006 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Suzanne McDONALD- AZIZ. Loving father of Catherine and Michael. Dear brother of Nick and Lou AZIZ, Madeline DUNN, Evelyn JONES and Delia STEWARD/STEWART/STUART all of Toronto. Dear son-in-law of Rita E. BELEC. Dear brother-in-law of John, Greg and Fay, and Bruce McDONALD, Bessie and Tom SWEAZEY, Louise and Noël MORIN. Predeceased by his sister Margaret GRAINGER, his brothers George and Bill AZIZ, and sister-in-law Charlene SPRATT. Survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Jim was a respected member of the London-Saint Thomas Real Estate Board and a well-known restaurateur in Sarnia and London. He will be fondly remembered by many Friends and business associates. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Michael's Catholic Church, 515 Cheapside St. at Maitland, on Wednesday, June 7 at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Merrymount Foundation for the Aziz Family Art Therapy Fund, 1064 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6A 4B3 would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home)

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-05 published
LE SOUDER, Marjorie Amelia Violet (née SIMPSON)
Age 90, of London and formerly of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Friday, June 2, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Leonard LE SOUDER who predeceased her April 28, 2005. She is survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Edward LE SOUDER and wife Margaret, Stratford, Doris McGRAW and husband Leon, Wyandotte, Michigan, Marie McDONALD, Tecumseh, Marguerite KELTERBORN and husband Larry, Burlington, Jean GIRVIN, Lois LE SOUDER, both of Stratford. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her husband she was predeceased by her parents Robert and Elizabeth SIMPSON, by a sister Evelyn MAGEE and husband Ross and by a brother William Robert SIMPSON. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday, June 6, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-07 published
MacDONALD, Cindy Lee
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Cindy Lee MacDONALD, of London, on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006, in her 30th year. Beloved daughter of Albert MacDONALD. Loving mother of Cynthia. Dear sister of Jason MacDONALD of London niece of Mark and wife Valerie MacDONALD of Toronto and granddaughter of Cecilia MacDONALD of Toronto. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (434-9141) on Thursday, June 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Friday, June 9th at 3 p.m. Rev. Kenneth TAILOR/TAYLOR officiating. Memorial donations to Women's Community House or Rotholme Women's Shelter would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
MacCHARLES, Mae D. (MacDONALD)
Peacefully at her residence in Arkona on June 9, 2006, Mae D. (MacDONALD) MacCHARLES passed away in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Allan MacCHARLES (1986.) Loving mother to Alex and Anne of Strathroy, and Brian MacCHARLES of Arkona. Cherished grandmother to Scott, Julie, and Crystal. Also survived by sister-in-law Helen ERRINGTON of Lucknow. Predeceased by brothers David, Angus, and Duncan MacDONALD. Funeral service to be held at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with visitation on Monday, June 12, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment at Arkona Cemetery with Rev. Kenji MARUI officiating. Memorial donations to the S.M.G.H. building fund gratefully acknowledged.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-15 published
MONTEITH, Roy A.
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Roy A. MONTEITH age 87 years, formerly of Uniondale was predeceased by his loving wife Constance (JEFFRIES) MONTEITH (1993.) Dear father of Grant and Deirdre MONTEITH of R.R.#2, Zurich, Dennis and Linda MONTEITH of Hamilton, Ralph and Anne MONTEITH of London. Proud grandfather of Anita, Vincent and Jenni, Geoff, Sean and Tammy, Kevin and Sarah, Steven, Jason and Tanya, Nathan and Kirsten, Greg, Ryan, Jenna and great-grandfather of Brittany, Justin and Julia. Dear brother of Ed MONTEITH of Saint Marys, Dorothy MacDONALD and Oliverne MELDRUM both of Thorndale. Dear brother-in-law of Karen MONTEITH of London and Tonni MONTEITH of Vancouver. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Sharon KEMP, brothers, sisters and their spouses Melbourne MONTEITH, Gordon and Marion MONTEITH, James and Margaret MONTEITH, Mary MONTEITH, Donald MONTEITH, Alfred and Helen HERMAN, Charles FULLER, Harold MacDONALD, Elsie and Ed FITZSIMMONS. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard HRYNIW officiating. Interment will follow in Vinings Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The Doric Corinthian Lodge #569 will hold a service at the funeral home Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
LAGERWERF, Francis " Frank" Walter
Suddenly at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Frank W. LAGERWERF of Parkhill in his 65th year. Loving companion of Joyce McDONALD. Dear father of Vicky and Gord TURNBULL of Parkhill, Steve and Barb LAGERWERF of Grand Bend. Survived by grandchildren, Jennifer (John), Tim (Nicole), Peter (Jeanette), Kymber-lei and Travis and great-grandchildren, Damon, Kristen and Skylar. Fondly remembered by his extended family. Dear brother of Helen DRURY, Anna DELLOW, Jean and Gerald CHRISTMAN, Murray and Lorna LAGERWERF, Larry and Yvonne LAGERWERF. Predeceased by parents Margaret and Bus LAGERWERF, brother Wilmer, brothers-in-law John DRURY and Harold DELLOW. M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill in charge of arrangements. No funeral home visitation. Cremation. Friends and family committal service will be held at The Parkhill Cemetery on Saturday, June 24th at 11 a.m. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send condolences or share a memory to www.boxfuneralhome.ca. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. LAGERWERF at the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Parkhill.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-20 published
SIM, William " Bill" Cumming
Peacefully, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill SIM, in his 82nd year, was the beloved husband of Gladys and the late Mary (1979). He was the dear father of Robert and his wife Marie of Brampton, James and his wife Patricia of Thamesford, Cherrie and her husband Brad McDONALD of Ingersoll, and step-father of Scott and his wife Kim GREEN of Guelph. Bill is fondly remembered by twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters Helen, Betty, Liz, Flora, and Elma. He was predeceased by his son Michael and by three brothers Jim, Bob, and Ted, and by one sister Gladys. Bill served with the Royal Canadian Regiment, as Sergeant from 1943 to 1971. He was a Korean War veteran and served at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (1953). Bill served in Germany for two years (1953-55) with the occupational forces, and then in Cyprus for one year (1967) in a peace-keeping role. He worked for Thames Valley Ambulance from 1971 to 1988, and retired to Guelph in 1988. Bill was a volunteer for Hospice Wellington and the Guelph General Hospital and he was a volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may call at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, to meet with the family on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph, on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Cremation will follow, and interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or condolences may be sent at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-21 published
EYRE, John " Jack" Frederick Sr.
Peacefully at Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site, Sarnia on June 19, 2006 John (Jack) Frederick EYRE Sr. in his 81st year of Sarnia. Jack was a Master Plumber, Pipefitter and a member of the Plumber Pipefitters Union Local 663. He was also a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy and was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club and the Tuscan Masonic Lodge. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) (MacDONALD) EYRE. Loved father of Katherine FROMAN and her husband John, Patricia VARSAVA and her husband Randy, John (Jack) Frederick EYRE Jr. and his wife Aline, and Becky McALPINE and her husband Ric. Dear grandfather of Alisha and Nicole FROMAN, Andrew VARSAVA, Jennifer (VARSAVA) TAILOR/TAYLOR, Matthew and Katie VARSAVA, Jamie and Michelle EYRE, Christopher BROWN, Mikael and Eric McALPINE. Great grandfather of Maize, Morel, Talis, Ryan, Hailee, Allyson, and Victoria. Dear brother of Norman EYRE and his wife Ann of Lindsay, Melvin EYRE and his wife Janette of Sarnia. Predeceased by his parents John and Bernice EYRE, and by his brother Bruce EYRE. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 23, 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia (519) 542-5541. Sympathy through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-30 published
WOOD, Eugene " Woody"
At Parkwood Hospital, on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006, Mr. Eugene "Woody" WOOD of London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Mary E. (EDGAR) WOOD. Loving father of Wendy Lynn FORSTER and her husband Mike of Mount Brydges. Also loved by his 2 grandchildren Nicole and Kailey. Dear brother of Bill WOOD and his wife Paula, Donald WOOD and his wife Joy and Isabelle GODSAL all of New Brunswick. Also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Isabelle and Barry MENARY of Hensall, Nancy AARTS of Strathroy, Joan and Gord SCHNKENBURGER, Heather and Pete PROVOST, John and Marg EDGAR, Mark and Anne EDGAR and Zina EDGAR. Predeceased by his stepson Michael LARKIN and by his parents James and Flora WOOD (née MacDONALD.) Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006, at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Korea Veteran Service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 12: 45 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eugene, are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation -- Cancer Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-03 published
HUDSON, Lorna (formerly KLIPPERTON)
Beloved wife of the late Gerald HUDSON of Goderich and formerly of London on Saturday, July 1st, 2006 age 82, loved by 4 children, Lynda HOLMES of London, Raymond (Sylvia) KLIPPERTON of Edmonton, Brenda KLIPPERTON of Goderich and Mark (Janet) KLIPPERTON of Edmonton, also 7 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Ruby McDONALD and Goderich and Doris HUMPHREY of Lucknow, 2 step-children, Valerie and Lawrence HUDSON. Predeceased by siblings, Evelyn COOK and Milvert REID and 1st husband Russ KLIPPERTON. Funeral Service from MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, Tuesday, July 4th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment Greenhill Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Lung Association or Alzheimer's Society. (519-528-3432).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-07 published
STEVENS, Edith K. " Scottie" (née McDONALD)
Of London passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London, on Tuesday July 4th 2006 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Edgar (1990) and daughter Diane (1954). Cherished mother of Catherine (Roy), Trevor (Katherine), Allan (Deborah), Donald (Margot), and James (Lee). Survived by her 15 grandchildren, her sister Maxine and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would especially like to thank Scottie's good friend, Shirley SHORE, for her love and devotion for so many years. Thanks also to the 5th floor staff at Chelsey Park for all their care and concern over the last two years. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, July 10th at 10 a.m. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m., and there will be an inurnment at Woodland Cemetery, 493 Springbank Drive, London, at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London N6A 3R6, the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London N6B 3H8, Saint Martin-In-The-Fields Church Memorial Fund, 489 Pine Tree Drive, London N6H 3M9, or a charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
CASAGRANDE, Kathleen "Kay" (formerly BAKER, née ACQUAFREDDO)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, July 6, 2006, Kathleen (Kay) CASAGRANDE (née ACQUAFREDDO.) Kay was deeply loved by her children Terry BAKER and his late wife Nancy, Michael and his wife Mica, and Carla McDONALD and her husband Ian. Forever in the hearts of her grandchildren Stacey, Jennifer, Michael, Nicholas, Jessica, Kathleen, and Emily and great granddaughter Ashley. Sadly missed by her sister Isobel HEWITT. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Joseph ACQUAFREDDO, her husband Charles BAKER, her daughter Victoria, her husband Alberto CASAGRANDE, her brothers Joseph, Stephen, Ben, Michael, and Pat and her sisters Anne, Sue and Margaret. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock where the funeral service will be held on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to Hospice of London would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
HUDSON, Lorna (formerly CLIPPERTON)
Beloved wife of the late Gerald HUDSON of Goderich and formerly of London on Saturday, July 1st, 2006 age 82, loved by 4 children, Lynda HOLMES of London, Raymond (Sylvia) CLIPPERTON of Edmonton, Brenda CLIPPERTON of Goderich and Mark (Janet) CLIPPERTON of Edmonton, also 7 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Ruby McDONALD and Goderich and Doris HUMPHREY of Lucknow, 2 step-children, Valerie and Laurence HUDSON. Predeceased by siblings, Evelyn COOK and Milvert REID and 1st husband Russ CLIPPERTON. Funeral Service was held at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, Tuesday, July 4th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Greenhill Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Lung Association or Alzheimer's Society. (519-528-3432).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-09 published
MacDONALD, Samuel M. (February 26, 1935-July 9, 2004)
May the winds of love blow softly,
And whisper so you'll hear,
That we'll always love and miss you
And wish you still were here.
Sadly missed by wife Leitha, Gary, Darlene and families.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-18 published
McDONALD, Doctor Ida M. Brill
Peacefully on Saturday, July 15th at Saugeen Villa Nursing Home, Hanover in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Earl McDONALD (1994.) Loving mother of Liz BAETZ of Walkerton, Jim McDONALD (Sharon) of Teeswater and formerly of Cambridge, Janetta WEAVER (Gary) of Stratford and Herb Jr. of Toronto. Sadly missed by seven grandchildren; Darlene (Ramon), Barry (Tammy), LoriAnne (Scott), Glen, Greg, Haley (Mark), Dwayne (Shannon) and two great-grandchildren Erika and Nicholas. Also survived by brother-in-law Arthur McDONALD (Caroline) of Teeswater and sister-in-law Lorraine McDONALD of Waterloo. Predeceased by her sister Louisa BRILL and grand_son Jay McDONALD. Fondly remembered by lifetime friend Laura IRELAND of California and many other Friends in Canada and Florida. Visitation at the McKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Teeswater on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the chapel on Saturday, July 22nd, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-19 published
GREENFIELD, Walter
At the Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock on Monday, July 17, 2006, Walter GREENFIELD, of Embro, in his 102nd year. Husband of the late Margaret (McDONALD) GREENFIELD (1973.) Predeceased by one sister Florence McDONALD (1988) and one brother George GREENFIELD (1975.) Survived by several nieces and nephews. Throughout his life Walter won many prizes for his horses and enjoyed horse racing. Walter could always be found at the Highland Restaurant in Embro where he enjoyed the company of his many Friends. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. S., Ingersoll Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Judy CAMPBELL of Knox United Church, Embro officiating. Interment North Embro Cemetery. Memorial donations to Knox United Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-10 published
TIMMS, Diane
Surrounded by her loving family at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, September 8, 2006, Diane TIMMS of London at the age of 56. Devoted wife and best friend of Bruce TIMMS. Beloved mother of Kim TIMMS of London and Jason TIMMS of Petawawa. Cherished grandmother of Cameron and Colin. Lovingly remembered by her siblings Lorraine GRAY/GREY, Vi GAWRONSKI, Joe FACTO and Gail SAXON. Predeceased by her brother Frank FACTO and her sister Suzanne MacDONALD. Diane will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and cousins and her very special friend Pat EGGETT. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 11, 2006 at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, at 3: 00 p.m. with visiting one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Diane are asked to consider the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-12 published
McLACHLAN, Martin W.
At Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Martin W. McLACHLAN formerly of Inwood and Brooke Twp. in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Violet (SMITH) McLACHLAN. Predeceased by infant son Ray. Survived by his sister, Margaret METCALFE and two nieces, Pauline (Donald) PEPPER, Irene (Mervin) McDONALD and their families. Brother-in-law of Blossom SMITH and Ivan (Irene) SMITH. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Wednesday evening from 7-9p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 1: 30p.m. Rev. Jo-Anne SYMINGTON officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Presbyterian Church or Lambton Meadowview Villa. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home, 519-287-2831.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
BERGMANIS, Peteris " Peter"
Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Friday, September 15, 2006, Peteris (Peter) BERGMANIS of London in his 90th year. Beloved husband for 48 years of Aina BERGMANIS. Loving father of Peter and Rae-Ann BERGMANIS and Charlie (Karlis) and Penny BERGMANIS, all of London. Loved by his grandchildren Jasmine, Sharla, Lindsay-Lee and Trevor. Dear brother of Zelma BRENCIS of Latvia. Friends may call at the MacFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Road South, Lambeth 519-652-2020) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Daniel M. MacDONALD officiating. Cremation. Donations to the United Way gratefully acknowledged.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
CROOKER, Harry " Carman"
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Jean (GRAY/GREY) CROOKER. He was the last of his family. Predeceased by brothers Albert and Earl CROOKER and sisters Dorothy BARNEY and an infant sister Hazel. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Harry was born in Copenhagen, Ontario on August 2nd, 1920, the son of the late Harry Edgar and Phoebe Jane (MacDONALD) CROOKER. He owned and operated Crooker Shoe Repair, worked for the Post Office and had worked as a caretaker for Tim Horton's in Mississauga. Harry served during World War 2 with the Army. It was Carman's request that there will be no visitation or funeral service. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-20 published
ABERHART, Bill
At Clinton Public Hospital, on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, Mr. Bill ABERHART of Bayfield in his 77th year. Beloved husband for 55 years of Betty (ROWDEN) ABERHART. Loving father of Robert and Janet ABERHART of Corunna, Bruce and Ruthann ABERHART of Sarnia, and Bill ABERHART of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Sarah and Sean MacDONALD, Laura, Michael, Nicole, Jamey, Brooke and Blake ABERHART. Great grandfather of Owen MacDONALD. Predeceased by his parents Dr. William and Mary Laing ABERHART, son Brian ABERHART and sister Helen THORNTON. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, 153 High Street, Clinton, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Pioneer Park, Bayfield would be greatly appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-20 published
McDONALD, Rouina Jane (née HASKELL)
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her family on Monday evening, September 18th, 2006. Rouina Jane McDONALD (née HASKELL) of Saint Thomas and formerly of Rodney in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Wilf McDONALD (1992.) Lovingly remembered by her son Ken McDONALD and his wife Marg of London and her granddaughter Jodie REID and her husband Wayne of Thamesford. Survived by her sister Pearl LITTLE of Shelburne and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Roy, George, Bill, Fred and Isaac and her sisters Mary Ann, Gertrude, Ellen and Ethel. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor S. PATTERSON officiating. Interment Rodney cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
MacDONALD, Anne Gibson
September 21, 2004.
Sister: We will always remember that 21st day in September, the Church bells rang out as you passed over, birds flew high carrying you to the place of peace where you could rest. The flutter in our hearts pauses us for a moment as the thought of you brings a smile to our faces.
Forever missed Jim, Janice and Joan
Love is never ending Mum.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
MacDONALD, Ann
In loving memory of Ann MacDONALD, who passed away two years ago.
Days slip by, but memories stay. The Farrell family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-21 published
MacDONALD, Anne
In loving memory of my dear wife, best friend and loving mother, Anne MacDONALD, who was taken from us two years ago today, September 21, On this September day,
We remember you parting
That deeply broke our hearts.
You are quietly remembered each and everyday
The many joys, pleasure, and family traditions that we shared
There is a void left in our family circle,
A place no one else can fill
You have left handprints on our hearts
And we shall never be the same.
You touched our lives with love,
In our hearts you will always be.
Loved always and forever missed, by your husband Whitey (Rick), children Ricki Leigh, Tyler and granddaughter Mackenzie.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-22 published
HANSON, Gertrude Ada
At Bluewater Health -- Mitton Site, Sarnia, on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Gertrude Ada HANSON, age 80, of Sarnia, beloved youngest daughter of the late Arthur and Janet HANSON. Dear sister of Evelyn TAILOR/TAYLOR and sister-in-law of Ernest CRUSE both of Winnipeg. Dear aunt of Heather ERICKSON and her husband Wallace of Anola, Manitoba, Janet CRUSE of Petersfield, Manitoba and Susan PROVEN of Minnedosa, Manitoba, William TAILOR/TAYLOR of Winnipeg and Lawrence TAILOR/TAYLOR in Mexico. Great aunt of Morgan PROVEN and Myrna DONALD. Special friend of Wilma MacDONALD of Sarnia. Predeceased by a brother Edward BROCKES, a sister Janet CRUSE and a brother-in-law Douglas TAILOR/TAYLOR. A member of the Telephone Pioneers of Canada, Gertrude was born in Saint Thomas where she began her career with Bell Telephone. During the next 36 years she served with Bell Telephone in Toronto, Windsor, Brantford and Chatham, retiring to Sarnia 23 years ago. She was a member of Saint Paul's United Church and the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Saturday, September 23rd at 9: 00 a.m. with Rev. Deborah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Interment in Bear Creek Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society or Saint Paul's United Church. Messages of condolence can be sent to djrobbfh@ebtech.net

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-23 published
MARLATT, Shirley Joanne (née JENNER)
A resident of Chatham, passed peacefully Friday September 22, 2006 at C.K.H.A. Public General campus at 70 years. Beloved wife of Libero "Nick" Mondo for 30 years. Special mother of Lynn EVANS (Bill,) Karen MARLATT (Claude MARTIN) both of Chatham. Treasured grandmother of Ian MacDONALD and Darrin EVANS, Brandon and Ashley MARTIN. Great grandmother of Isaac and Ethan. Also survived by sisters Jean COUTTS- AGAR (Alfred), Katherine WHITTINGTON (Richard), Ruth MYERS (Francis) and Martha KIRKPATRICK (Donald,) sisters-in-law Olimpia MAIER (Nicolo) and AnnaMaria BAGNALL, brother-in-law Vic MONDO (Marie.) Predeceased by her parents Roy and Margaret JENNER. Shirley worked for 33 years at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce main branch in Chatham and will be sadly missed by everyone but especially her best pal Nick. The family will receive Friends and relatives Sunday September 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Ave., Chatham, 519-352-2390. A funeral service will be held Monday September 25, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.bowmanfh.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-23 published
MacTAVISH, Alex
Age 78 of Dresden passed away Friday, September 22, 2006 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus. He was born in Mosa Township son of the late Duncan and Margaret (MORRISON) MacTAVISH. Alex was a member and Clerk of Sessions of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Dresden and a member of the Dresden and District Christian Ministerial Association. He is survived by his wife Joyce (BLAYNEY) three sons: Bruce and Doctor Alison MacTAVISH of Niagara Falls, Brian and Dianne MacTAVISH of Beaverton and Murray and Stephanie MacTAVISH of Wayne, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren: Heather, Sandra, Glen, Lisa, Kirk, Peter, Emily and Meghan; one sister Marion McDONALD of Glencoe and one sister-in-law Donna MacTAVISH of Glencoe. He is predeceased by sister Jean McVICAR and brother John A. MacTAVISH. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. For updated information please call the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, Dresden at 519-683-4343 or visit our website at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
RICHARDSON, Clara Cecilia (née NOBLE)
(Member of the Hillcrest Rebekah Lodge #372 for 52 years)
In the presence and love of family at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Sunday, October 1, 2006. Clara Cecilia (NOBLE) RICHARDSON was born February 27, 1910 and closed her journey of life in her 97th year. She was predeceased by her husband, the late James H.A. RICHARDSON (1981.) Loving mother of John (Ev,) Douglas (Audrey,) Betty FULCHER (Bob) all of Saint Marys, David (June) of Wiarton, Dennis (Doris) of Woodham, Don (Janis), Dan (Judi) all of Kirkton, Vic (Sharon) of Burford and daughter-in-law Audrey of London. Loving grandmother of 30 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Robert NOBLE (Evelyn) and sister-in-law of Janet NOBLE all of Saint Marys. Predeceased by her parents Elsie (PATTERSON) and William NOBLE (1971 and 1972 respectively) brothers Victor (1970) and Alwin (Bunk) NOBLE (2000); brothers-in-law Charles (1974), Jack (1962) and Harry (1953) RICHARDSON and their wives, sisters-in-law Charlotte GOWER (1977,) Emily HOOD (1995) and Amelia McDONALD and their husbands, sons Harry(1933), William (2000), James (2003), daughter-in-law Sarah (2004), grandchildren Robert (1967), granddaughter-in-law Wendy (1997), great-grandchildren Kelly (1981) and Kyle (1993). Gratefully remembered by many nieces and nephews. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. John FRASER officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Hillcrest Rebekah Lodge #372 will hold a service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
WOOLCOX, John
At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Sunday, October 1, 2006, John WOOLCOX, of Ingersoll, in his 97th year. Husband of the late Leona Pearl (MacDONALD) WOOLCOX (2004.) Dear father of Linda Woolcox ELSON and husband David of Brampton and David WOOLCOX and wife Karen and grand_son Scott of Washago. Dear uncle of Keith and Donna ROBERTSON of Brampton. Complete funeral service be held at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street, S Ingersoll on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. John LAMBSHEAD officiating followed by a Masonic Lodge Memorial Service auspices of Saint_John's Lodge #68, Ingersoll Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
DECKER, Frederick Karl
At University Hospital, London, after a short and peaceful bout with cancer, on Saturday, October 7, 2006, Frederick Karl DECKER in his 83rd year. Beloved husband for 55 years of the late Ruth (ADAMTHWAITE) DECKER. Proud father of Brian and Heather DECKER, Randy and Angela DECKER, Tim DECKER, and Susan and Bruce McDONALD. Predeceased by his son Wayne DECKER and his daughter Jennifer CAISSIE. Grandpa will be missed by 15 grandchildren. Karl was born in Zurich, lived and farmed in Huron County until 1972, when he and Ruth retired to their lakefront home at Lake McQuaby, near Nipissing, Ontario and developed a passion for woodworking. Returned to the London area after Ruth's passing in 2002 and continued his extensive hobby. Per his wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. An Open House to reminisce with family and Friends will be held at the home of Susan and Bruce McDONALD, 169 Harris Road, Delaware on Sunday, October 15th from 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m. Special thanks to Karl's caregivers at University Hospital, 4th Floor. A. Millard George Funeral Home (519-433-5184) entrusted with arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
TAPPER, Joseph " Tap"
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Sunday, October 8, 2006, Joseph 'Tap' TAPPER, loving husband of Mary 'Sam' TAPPER, in his 70th year. Dear stepfather of Wesley McDONALD, Lesley McDONALD, Christina JANSSENS and Tami McDONALD. Dear grandfather of Taylor, Johnathan and Lucas. Predeceased by his parents Lily and Charles TAPPER Sr. Dear brother of Lorraine TAPPER (his twin) and Gord, Dorothy MITZ and Ralph (deceased,) Marie BURK/BURKE and Rex (deceased,) Eileen FRASER and Welton, Shirley GREENE (deceased) and Jack (deceased,) Charles TAPPER Jr., Gloria Jean (deceased) and Robert TAPPER and Marilyn. Predeceased by his 1 nephew and survived by his 7 nieces and nephews, several grand-nieces and nephews and 1 great-grand-niece. There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place with a private interment to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at a later date. Donations to the Hand and Upper Limb Research Department, c/o Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation of London, Ontario would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
McKELLAR, Beulah May (née MacDONALD)
Of Park Lane Terrace, Paris, Tranquility Place, Brantford and formerly of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at her late residence, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold A. McKELLAR (1973) and dearly loved mother of Cheryl Lynne and her husband Dean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Brantford and dear mother-in-law of Audrey McKELLAR of Blenheim. Predeceased by 2 sons Harold "Jack" McKELLAR (2000) and the late Wayne McKELLAR (1947.) Loved grandmother of Cindy MAILING and her husband Scott, Connie CAMPBELL and her husband Brad and Cherie Lynne HAGER and her husband John. Sadly missed by 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 3 brothers Gordon, Harvey and Lorne and 2 sisters Stella and Mabel. She was the last of her family. Beulah was born in West Lorne on July 17, 1913, the daughter of the late John and Catherine (SMELTZ) MacDONALD. She lived in Saint Thomas over 35 years and was a member of the Saint Thomas Christian Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Private family interment in Fairview Cemetery, Dutton. Visitation Wednesday from 11: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-17 published
SOMERVILLE, Robert George
Peacefully at London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital on Monday October 16, 2006, Robert George SOMERVILLE in his 87th year. Survived by his loving wife Rene Neal SOMERVILLE. Dearly loved father of Cheryl SCOTT (Brian FENLON,) Paul SOMERVILLE and step-father of Brian NEAL (Hedi.) Cherished grandfather of Jill Lindsay SCOTT, Christopher FENLON- McDONALD, Whitney, Victoria and Mathew NEAL. George will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years, June (1994) and his brother Charles. To honour George's wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. "There comes a time when tomorrow doesn't come".

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-30 published
COLHOUN, Harold
Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Charlotte Eleanor Englehart site, Petrolia, on Friday, October 27, 2006, surrounded by his grandchildren, Harold COLHOUN of R.R.#1 Alvinston in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife Helen (1998). Dear father of Jeanie and her husband Edward MacDONALD of Corunna and Nancy and her husband Wayne McLACHLIN of R.R.#1 Alvinston. Loving grandfather of Randie (Cherie) MacDONALD, Debra (Steve) LITTLE and Jeffery (Melissa) McLACHLIN. Also loved by his 3 great-grandchildren, Riley, Ashley and Alexis. Survived by 2 brothers-in-law, Steve and Stan (Alma) CHALUPKA. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jim BREEN officiating. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. Havelock Masonic Lodge 238 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a service on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Health Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Site (Continuing Care) or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Van Heck Funeral Home, 519-287-2831.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-01 published
HIGGS, Patricia (née WILLIAMS)
Of R.R.#7, Aylmer, on Monday, October 30, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Wife of the late William "Bill" HIGGS and mother of Leona Patricia McDONALD of London and Beverley and her husband Douglas OUIMETTE of London. Grandmother of Barry, Terry, Chase and Wes. Sister of Margaret and her husband Bob STEELE of Lethbridge. Pat worked as a secretary in insurance a number of years. She was born in Woodstock on January 14, 1940, the daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (SWANCE) WILLIAMS. Private service with cremation. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
HELPS, Gordon Harold
Peacefully surrounded by his family at BWH - Norman St. Site Palliative Care on Saturday, November 4, 2006 Gordon Harold HELPS, age 77 of Mooretown. Gordon worked 38 years as an electrician at Polysar, was a member and trustee of Mandaumin United Church, Charter member of the Bluewater Optimist Club and an avid Sarnia Sting fan. Beloved husband of Jean (ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) HELPS for 54 years. Loving father of Brenda FRASER and husband Ian of Sarnia, Bruce HELPS of Sarnia, Joan CLINTON and husband Eric of Komoka, Janice McDONALD and husband Steve of Sarnia. Grandfather of Tracy and Kelly FRASER, Kayla and Brooke HELPS, Scott, Julie and Ben CLINTON, Nicole and Seana McDONALD. Brother of the late Earle (Betty) of Cobourg, Ken and Marguerite of Sarnia, the late Howard (Marion) of Wyoming, Ross and Maxine of Petrolia, Clayton and Shirley of Wyoming, Marion LESLIE (late Roy) of Peterborough, Donna and Jack BATES of Thamesford, Gerald and Eleanor of Camlachie, Arnold and Doreen of Wyoming. Brother-in-law of Murray and Marion ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Corunna, Harvey and Gladys ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Lambton United Church Centre of Forest would be appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
McCLINCHEY, Barbara (née McDONALD)
Peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side, on Friday, November 3rd, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer, Barbara (McDONALD) McCLINCHEY of London in her 71st year. Beloved wife of William "Bill" McCLINCHEY. Devoted mother of Derrick McCLINCHEY and his wife Miriam of London; Debbie GILES and her husband Gord ROSS of Lambeth; and Jeff McCLINCHEY and his wife Jeanette of London. Loving sister of Thelma NIVENS and her husband Earl of Goderich; Shirley BEECH of Kitchener; George McDONALD and his wife Dorothy of Wiarton; Bruce McDONALD and his wife Nora of Vegreville, Alberta; and Matt McDONALD of Prince George, British Columbia. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Barbara McDONALD; her sister Lillian Patterson and her brother-in-law Carl Beech. Also loved by her grandchildren Caitlin, Ashley, Tanner, Tyler, Jeff, Adam, Paul and Jonathan. Barb will be greatly missed by all those who had the great pleasure of having her touch their lives. Special thanks to the staff of Community Care Access Centre. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London Ontario, N6C 2R6. (Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca)

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
MURRAY, Edna (KEMP)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 Edna (KEMP) MURRAY age 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Gladstone MURRAY. Loving mother of Christine McDONALD and Bob of Saint Marys. Dear mother-in-law of Sheila MURRAY of Stratford, Wilma MURRAY of Saint Marys, Carol MURRAY of Stratford and a special niece Evy Lou BELL of Burlington. Sadly missed by many grandchildren and their families and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons Jack, Dave, Jim, Bob and Ted, a brother Ross KEMP and a sister Doris O'HARA. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
Fog believed factor in pedestrian fatality
It also may have figured in an incident that injured a woman near Amulree, police say.
By Randy RICHMOND, Free Press Reporter, Thurs., November 9, 2006
Fog may have been a factor in the traffic death of one pedestrian and in a hit-and-run crash that injured another pedestrian in Perth County, police say.
Dead is Gordon Wayne McDONALD, 66, of Line 49, Ontario Provincial Police said yesterday.
McDONALD was standing outside his house on the shoulder of Line 49 in the Township of Logan, about 10 kilometres north of Mitchell, watching a worker repair a utility pole, Sgt. Dave Rektor said.
The utility truck was in the westbound lane with its emergency flashers on.
At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, the 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck heading west swerved on to the shoulder to pass the utility truck and struck McDONALD, police said.
McDONALD was rushed to Stratford General Hospital, where he died.
Meanwhile, an unidentified woman remained in hospital yesterday with injuries to her head and possibly to her upper leg and pelvis after being found about 5: 30 a.m. on Perth Line 43 just east of Road 119, west of Amulree.
It appears she was hit by a vehicle, which then took off, Rektor said.
"Weather may have been a factor" in both collisions, he said. "We can't say that conclusively yet."
Police are still trying to determine who the woman is, and are asking to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the area of the collision early yesterday morning.
Rektor said Ontario Provincial Police officers investigating the incident narrowly avoided injury yesterday when two separate motorists, travelling too fast in the fog, blew past police barricades and narrowly missed cruisers at the crash site.
Two drivers have been charged with careless driving.
Meanwhile, Sarnia police said yesterday they're still looking for witnesses: to a Tuesday afternoon hit-and-run that sent a 41-year-old cyclist to hospital. That collision took place at Brock and Wellington streets.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
MICHENER, Mabel (née UNDERWOOD)
Of Saint Thomas, formerly of Sarnia and Windsor, passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Mary Bucke on Saturday, November 11, 2006, in her 97th year. Wife of the late Charles A. MICHENER (1981.) Mother of Leta POISSON and her husband Joe of St. Joachim, Mervin MICHENER and his wife Marenah of Cape Coral, Florida, Phyllis MacDONALD- LEOPOLD and her husband Jack of Windsor, Lillian HARTFORD and her husband Wayne of Union, David MICHENER and his wife Elaine of R.R.#5, Forest and the late Joyce LITFIN (her husband Ralph of Clearwater, Florida.) Sister of Winnifred DOBBS of Texas, Florence PARKS of Wyoming, Ontario, and Violet SHAND of Sarnia. Also survived by 19 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and daughter, she was predeceased by son-in-law, Rod MacDONALD, two sisters, Evelyn UNDERWOOD and Ellen VANDENBURGH, and three brothers, John, Henry C. and James UNDERWOOD. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, December 22, 1909, the daughter of the late William C. and Emma (CORNISH) UNDERWOOD. Mrs. MICHENER was a former member of Broderick Memorial Baptist Church, Saint Thomas and the Ladies Aid of the church. In later years she attended First Yarmouth (Plains) Baptist Church. She was a member of Flower City Chapter #91, O.E.S., Saint Thomas. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First Yarmouth (Plains) Baptist Church (6071 Fairview Rd. at Sparta Line) on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to Shrine Hospitals for Children or the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
MacDONALD, Sheila
In memory of a loving wife and mother, Sheila, who passed away 10 years ago.
Forever living in our hearts. Ryan, Bryn, Laura and Stuart.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
ALLEN, Glen Crawford
At Victoria Hospital on November 13, 2006, Glen Crawford ALLEN, of London, in his 70th year. Loving brother of Tom ALLEN (Gladys) of Peterborough. Dear uncle to Pam HARTUNG (Paul,) Chris ALLEN, Vicki JACKSON (Tim) and Craig ALLEN (Lynn.) He will be sadly missed by his Aunt Barb ALLEN of London, Aunt Anne McDONALD of Beaconfield, Quebec, as well as 7 great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Home (520 Dundas St.) on Thursday November 16th, 2006 from noon to 1 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Glen to the Diabetes Association or the London Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
MacDONALD, Donald " Whitey"
Of London passed away suddenly at University Hospital on November 16, 2006 in his 76th year. Dear Father of Duncan MacDONALD, Margaret (Paul) CAIN and Donald MacDONALD all of London. Grandfather of Paul CAIN. Also survived by sister Betty POLLARD of Kincardine and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Cameron and sisters Mabel ROBINSON and Winnifred KIRKCONNELL. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday November 22, 2006 at 1 p.m. from the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home (519-528-3432), Lucknow. Interment Greenhill Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-28 published
MacDONALD, Eleanor " Ellie" Beatrice (LEDUC)
Peacefully at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, November 25, 2006, in her 70th year. Loving wife of Dan MacDONALD, dear mother of Anne, Dan, and Ellie Jeanne. Proud Grandmother of Taylor, Jaymie and Jessica. Ellie was a Registered Nurse and will also be remembered by many from her work at MacDonald's Home Bakery, National Audio Visual and more recently K-9 Concepts. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday December 2, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. where a Funeral Service and Celebration of Ellie's Life will take place at 1 p.m. with Rev. David GRAY/GREY officiating. Dan and the family will meet Friends at reception following the service.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
MacDONALD, Donna (née WATSON)
Of Saint Thomas, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at the age of 62, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife for nearly 41 years to Clare MacDONALD. Dearly loved mother of Brian and his wife Wendy, and cherished grandmother of Derek and Ian, all of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of George WATSON and his wife Birthe, and Jim WATSON and his wife Ruth, all of Saint Thomas. Dear aunt and great aunt to several nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas, November 16, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Hank and Mabel VAUGHAN) WATSON. Donna was a retired employee of the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A public memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one's choice will be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
MacDONALD, Eleanor " Ellie" Beatrice (LEDUC)
Peacefully at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, November 25, 2006, in her 70th year. Loving wife of Dan MacDONALD, dear mother of Anne (Annie), and Dan, and Ellie Jeanne. Proud Grandmother of Taylor, Jaymie and Jessica. Ellie was a Registered Nurse and will also be remembered from her work at MacDonald's Home Bakery, National Audio Visual and more recently K-9 Concepts. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth, 519-652-2020 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday December 2, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. where a Funeral Service and Celebration of Ellie's Life will take place at 1 p.m. with Rev. David GRAY/GREY officiating. Those with fond remembrances of Ellie are invited to share them with all in attendance. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Everyone is invited to attend a reception with Dan and the family following the service.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-08 published
BROWN, Eleanor Ruby (née SPICER)
Peacefully at McGarrell Place on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, Eleanor Ruby BROWN (née SPICER) of London in her 81st year. She was surrounded by the love of her family when she peacefully passed on. Beloved wife and fishing partner of Wilfred. Mother of Donna and Eric CAULFIELD, Dianne and Ron MacDONALD, Barbara and Ken BERMAN, Pat and Hugh HECKENDORF, Sandy and Ron LEBOLDUS, Gerry and Christine BROWN, Terri HOLLIDAY, Kathy and Jerry MOON, Wendy and Mike NEIL, Andy and Sandi BROWN. Dear sister of Bill and Shirley SPICER and Almeda and Jack VANOS and many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by her grandchildren: Mark, Victoria, Scott, Anna, Paul, Shawn, Lisa, Kelly, Jeff, Jenn, Mike, Michelle, Nick, Justin B., Jeffrey B., Jeff H., Christine, Josh, Destiny, Justin M., Katie, Kim, Kyle, Brodie, Devan and Haley, and great-grandchildren: Maddison and Paityn, Ryan, Baby Caulfield, D.J., Alyssa, Skylar, Raegan and Baby MOON and Ben the Beagle. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, December 8th, 2006 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday. Reception to follow. Cremation. Memorial donations to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to westview@execulink.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
BROWN, Eleanor Ruby (née SPICER)
Peacefully at McGarrell Place on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, Eleanor Ruby BROWN (née SPICER) of London in her 81st year. She was surrounded by the love of her family when she peacefully passed on. Beloved wife and fishing partner of Wilfred. Mother of Donna and Eric CAULFIELD, Dianne and Ron MacDONALD, Barbara and Ken BERMAN, Pat and Hugh HECKENDORF, Sandy and Ron LEBOLDUS, Gerry and Christine BROWN, Terri HOLLIDAY, Kathy and Jerry MOON, Wendy and Mike NEIL, Andy and Sandi BROWN. Dear sister of Bill and Shirley SPICER and Almeda and Jack VANOS and many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by her grandchildren: Mark, Victoria, Scott, Anna, Paul, Shawn, Lisa, Kelly, Jeff, Jenn, Mike, Michelle, Nick, Justin B., Jeffrey B., Jeff H., Christine, Josh, Destiny, Justin M., Katie, Kim, Kyle, Brodie, Devan and Haley, and great-grandchildren: Maddison and Paityn, Ryan, Baby CAULFIELD, D.J., Alyssa, Skylar, Raegan and Baby MOON and Ben the Beagle. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, December 8th, 2006 from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday. Reception to follow. Cremation. Memorial donations to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to westview@execulink.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
HUNTER, Dale Anne
Peacefully, surrounded by family and Friends at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, December 9th, 2006, Mrs. Dale Anne HUNTER, of London, in her 43rd year. Beloved wife of Andrew HUNTER. Loving mother of Joshua and Matthew. Dear sister of Sheila (Gary) and children Geoff, Brianne and Jordan MacDONALD of Guelph, Michael WEBSTER also of Guelph. Daughter-in-law of Gary and Mary HUNTER of London. Sister-in-law of Gary (Tammy) and children Hannah, Emily and Gary HUNTER of London, Kimberly (Sam) and children Holland and Olivia VANDERSCELDE of London. Special niece of Norma (Art) O'BRIEN. Also survived by her Uncle Bert and Aunt Connie and family of Ilderton and Aunt Nancy of Ailsa Craig, as well as many special Friends. Dale was an active member of Daypuck Karate in London for many years. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Tuesday, December 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Littlewood Cemetery, Ilderton. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-12 published
HUNTER, Dale Anne (née WEBSTER)
Peacefully, surrounded by family and Friends at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, December 9th, 2006, Mrs. Dale Anne HUNTER, of London, in her 43rd year. Beloved wife of Andrew HUNTER. Loving mother of Joshua and Matthew. Daughter of the late Douglas and Ila WEBSTER. Dear sister of Sheila (Gary) and children Geoff, Brianne and Jordan MacDONALD of Guelph, Michael WEBSTER also of Guelph. Daughter-in-law of Gary and Mary HUNTER of London. Sister-in-law of Gary (Tammy) and children Hannah, Emily and Gary HUNTER of London, Kimberly (Sam) and children Holland and Olivia VANDERSCELDE of London. Special niece of Norma (Art) O'BRIEN. Also survived by her Uncle Bert and Aunt Connie and family of Ilderton and Aunt Nancy of Ailsa Craig, as well as many special Friends. Dale was an active member of Daypuck Karate in London for many years. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Tuesday, December 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service from the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Littlewood Cemetery, Ilderton. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
DE PAPP, Marilyn Esther (FRANK)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Palliative Care, on Monday, December 11, 2006 Marilyn Esther DE PAPP of Lambeth in her 70th year. Beloved wife for 49 years to George DE PAPP. Loving mother to the late Greg DE PAPP (2006) and his wife Annie MacDONALD, Erwin and his wife Lori and Jayson. Proud "gran" to Harley and friend Jessica, Casey and his wife Komiko, Austin, Nicole and Suzanne and 2 great-grandchildren Xavier and Kaylin. Dear sister to Mabel HAYCOCK, Gail and Joe VERBEEK, Tom and Mary FRANK, Walter FRANK, Georgie and Dave OLIVER of Alberta, Peg and Ken GOODHUE and Bob FRANK and Laurie GOODHUE. Loved by her sister-in-law Lynne FRANK. Dear godmother to Brenda and her husband Ken CHRISTIAN. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Betty JELLY and Edith BENNETT and brothers Norris (Sonny) and Ted FRANK and brothers-in-law Jim JELLY, Bill HAYCOCK, George BENNETT and Ralph GOODHUE. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth 652-2020) on Thursday, December 14, 2006 from noon to 2 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. Friends are invited to a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #501, Kilborne Road following the service.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-14 published
DE PAPP, Marilyn Esther (FRANK)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Palliative Care, on Monday, December 11, 2006 Marilyn Esther DE PAPP of Lambeth in her 70th year. Beloved wife for 49 years to George DE PAPP. Loving mother to the late Greg DE PAPP (2006) and his wife Annie MacDONALD, Erwin and his wife Lori and Jayson. Proud "gran" to Harley and friend Jessica, Casey and his wife Komiko, Austin, Nicole and Suzanne and 2 great-grandchildren Xavier and Kaylin. Dear sister to Mabel HAYCOCK, Gail and Joe VERBEEK, Tom and Mary FRANK, Walter FRANK, Georgie and Dave OLIVER of Alberta, Peg and Ken GOODHUE and Bob FRANK and Laurie GOODHUE. Loved by her sister-in-law Lynne FRANK. Dear godmother to Brenda and her husband Ken CHRISTIAN. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Betty JELLY and Edith BENNETT and brothers Norris (Sonny) and Ted FRANK and brothers-in-law Jim Jelly, Bill HAYCOCK, George BENNETT and Ralph GOODHUE. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth 652-2020) on Thursday, December 14, 2006 from noon to 2 p.m. where the complete Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the charity of choice gratefully acknowledged. Friends are invited to a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #501, Kilborne Road following the service.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-20 published
STUDENNY, Mary
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, with family by her side, on Tuesday, December 19th 2006, Mary STUDENNY of London in her 91st year, went to be with her Lord and Saviour. Beloved wife of the late Stanley STUDENNY (1991.) Dear mother of Jessica and Paul JANULEK, Ilene and George (1998) SALEJ, Roma and Peter MacDONALD and Steve and Myra STUDENNY. Proud grandmother to Kathleen (Jason) GROGAN and Andy JANULEK Deborah (1991) and Rachel SALEJ; Rob, Rebecca and Jennifer MacDONALD Melissa KALENUIK and her husband James, Amanda and Joshua STUDENNY and great-grandmother to Sachia and Eleasha GROGAN and Jackson and Riley MacDONALD. Also survived by many nephews, nieces and their children. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 22nd, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Robert SMITH officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Mary's family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Middlesex Terrace for their care and compassion.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
BAMFORD, Lorne A.
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Monday, December 25th, 2006, Mr. Lorne A. BAMFORD of London in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of F. Ruth (WYATT) BAMFORD. Loving father of Brent (Ilene) of London and Scott (Sylvia) of Ilderton. Dear Gramps to Todd (Michelle), Peter, Mikaelee and Sean and great-granddaughter Chloé. Lorne was initiated into Mt. Olivet Lodge #300 in 1955, Past Master in 1967 and in 2005 he received his 50 Years as Master Mason pin. Lorne devoted almost 40 years to the Boy Scouts of Canada serving as Troop Leader, Scout Master, Leader of Rover Crew, and Assistant District Commissioner for Rover Scouts. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East on Friday, December 29th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Dr. David WILLIAMSON and Rev. Stan McDONALD officiating. Private family interment of ashes, Saint_John's Cemetery, Arva. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lorne are asked to consider the Shriners Hospitals for Children. (Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793)

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-27 published
SHIRLEY, Albert G.
Lifelong farmer of the Sutorville area, R.R.#3 Watford, passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on December 25th, 2006 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Alice (née MacDONALD) SHIRLEY for 64 years. Dear father of Robert and Margaret of London, John at home, Donald and Jane of Strathroy and Donald's former wife Dawn LAMBERT. Grandfather of Kathryn, Alison and Sean, Adam and Ashley, Evan and David. Predeceased by his sister Mary McLEAN (1995), and brother Harold (1935). Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, December 28th, 2006. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday, December 29th at 10 a.m. with Rev. Steve MALES officiating. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Brooke Township. Arrangements entrusted to the Harper Funeral Home, 519-876-2218. Online condolences may be left online at www.harperfuneralhome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-30 published
WYE, Larry (né WYCHOPEN)
Of London (formerly of Edmonton, Alberta) age 49 passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Thursday, December 28, 2006. Survived by his loving wife Maureen WYE (ELLIS,) his mother Anne WYCHOPEN and predeceased by his father Dmytro WYCHOPEN in 1985. Dear brother of Evelyn McDONALD (Dan) and Emily YEO (Ken) and his brother-in-law Bruce ELLIS (Dayle,) Todd ELLIS (Shelly) and his sister-in-law Donna SKOMORSKI. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the staff at London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Edmonton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London 519-433-5184 in charge of arrangements. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-03-21 published
WELLS, Velma
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, March 16, 2006, Velma WELLS of Strathroy, in her 63rd year. Dear mother of Randy WELLS and Bill WELLS and his wife Krista YOUNG- WELLS, all of Strathroy and Leisa and Colin McDONALD of Komoka. Loving grandmother of Amanda and Derek WELLS, and Michelle and Nicole McDONALD. Predeceased by her son Donny (1973) and husband Frank (2000). Also survived by several brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, and Friends. Visitors were received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, on Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service was held on Monday, March 20 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. Interment in Longwood Cemetery, Melbourne. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Velma.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-30 published
WHATMAN, Elsie (née McDONALD)
Was peacefully promoted to glory on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 surrounded by family, at the Palliative Care Unit of Peterborough Regional Health Centre. She will be sadly missed by her sons Richard (Janice), Joseph (Heidi) and Ken, grandchildren Mark, Craig, Julie, Philip, Andrew, Christina and Kaisha and great-grandchildren Caleb and Joshua. She will also be missed by her Friends Brenda POMEROY, Roni KNOTT and Terry HEAD. Survived by her sisters Doris, Josephine and Marlene. Predeceased by husband Gordon and her sisters Jessie, Mona, Eleanor, Isabel and Roberta. Elsie retired after 40 years as an employee of Saint_Joseph Hospital. Visitation will be at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Saturday, April 1st at 11 a.m. at Highland Park Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Elsie's life at 12 p.m. at the Salvation Army Temple, 219 Simcoe Street, Major Greg SIMMONDS officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-31 published
DAGLISH, Major Julian, M.B.E.
Peacefully at St. Heliers Hospital, London, England on March 23, 2006 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Nancy (Sao Sein Nyunt). Loving father of Nancy Jean (Mrs. George CZERNY- HOLOWNIA;) Derek and Raymond. Grandfather to Stephen, Douglas, Matthew and Kevin. Great-grandfather of Sofie, Quinlan, Jack, Oliver and Lauren. Brother to Audrey (Jimmy) O'DWYER and Mary (Laulie) SCOTT. Predeceased by brothers, George and Alastair and sister Dione. Funeral service to begin at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium in London, England. Major Julian DAGLISH, M.B.E., was born September 19, 1916 in Garston, County of Liverpool, England. He was one of six children born to marine engineer, George Grant DAGLISH and his wife Lucy Elizabeth DAGLISH (formerly MacDONALD.) Mr. DAGLISH's career path took him into the military and he became a Second Lieutenant with the 7th (Burma Police) The Burma Rifles, stationed in Burma, which is now known as Myanmar. Eventually, Mr. DAGLISH was appointed Commandant, Northern Shan States Frontier Constabulary, a jurisdiction which covered the four main substates of North Hsenwi, South Hsenwi, Manglun and Kokang. While stationed in Lashio, Burma, Mr. DAGLISH met his bride-to-be, Nancy at the funeral of her father, Sao Naw Mong (Sao Song) in 1945 in nearby Mongyai, Sao Now Mong was the Sabwa (chief) of Hsenwi State. Mr. DAGLISH married Nancy (Sao Sein Nyunt) on December 23, 1946. At that time, he was District Superintendent of Police, Burma. Mr. And Mrs. DAGLISH moved to England in 1952, at first living in Liverpool and then moving to Wimbledon Park, London. By that time, they had a four year old daughter Nancy Jean. Later, they had two sons, Derek Roland and Raymond Frank. For his distinguished military service, Mr. DAGLISH - then a captain - received the honour of Member of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.). He was congratulated on his M.B.E. by King George The Sixth. Among other medals received by Mr. DAGLISH are two defence medals, as well as The Burma Star and the 1939-1945 Star. Mr. DAGLISH was a member of the Royal Over-Seas League, The Victory Services Club, and The British-Burma Society. He supported many organizations including The Indian Police (United Kingdom) Association; The Worshipful Company of Paviors. He was an active supporter of arts and cultural organizations. After his retirement from the military, Mr. DAGLISH worked as an accountant until he retired to further enjoy his interest in arts, travel and genealogy.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-16 published
MacDONALD, Hugh
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Sally (JEFFERY) MacDONALD. Loving father of Bonnie and husband Allan MINNS. Loved grandfather of Robin and husband Derek SHANKS. Great-grandfather of Ethan and Liam SHANKS. Brother of the late Angus, Ronald and Marguerite. Life member of Thorncrest Village and member of Kiwanis, Optimist Club, Queens Club and Toronto Board of Trade. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Weaver Family Funeral Home, 77 Second Street, Campbellford. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-18 published
McDONALD, Lawrence Roderick
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Rod (Bud) McDONALD who passed away February 16th, 2006 at the age of 77. After recently losing his beloved wife Evelyn to cancer, Rod lost a good fight to lymphoma at his home, surrounded by his children. Throughout his life, Rod was a disciplined and directed man. We will always love him for his solid and steady values and caring direction which he provided his children throughout their lives. He lived his life by example. He wished for us all an authentic happiness and committed his last months to ensure that those close to him understood its true meaning. He felt blessed to have loved his wife even more at the end of his life than when they exchanged vows 51 years previously. Rod was a loving and dedicated father to nine children, Rod, Michelle, Pam, David, Ian, Lois, Eileen, Neil and Mark. He will be warmly remembered by his twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas) Oakville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Christopher's Church 1171 Clarkson Road North on Wednesday at 10 a.m. followed by a reception.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-01 published
MacDONALD, Robert William
Passed away at North York General Hospital on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at dawn after a 14-year-long, knock-'em down fight with prostate cancer. He was 76. A battler, a man of many words, and also of love, Bob is survived by his wife Nellie-Joe, daughter Moira, and grand_son Holm. He will be greatly missed by brother Russell (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), sister Betty (Stellarton, Nova Scotia), their spouses and nine nieces and nephews, who knew him as their beloved "Uncle Bob." Also mourning this loss are close family Friends Ingrid KERN, her son Graham GILL, and many Friends and colleagues at The Toronto Sun. A big thanks to Dr. Scott BERRY and the compassionate, skilled staff at Sunnybrook Hospital's Regional Cancer Centre, as well as his many caregivers at home. Donations, if desired may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, and The Regent Park Christmas Dinner. Friends may alternatively choose to perform an act of random kindness in Bob's name. Visitation will be held at Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Ave. E.) Wednesday, March 1, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Avenue (Main St. and Danforth Ave.), Toronto on Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-06 published
MacDONALD, Nelson
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Nelson who was surrounded by his loving family at Toronto General Hospital on Thursday, March 2, 2006 in his 58th year. Nelson, beloved husband of Joyce for 39 wonderful years. Devoted father of Sean, Lauren, and Allison, son-in-law Martin UNGVARSKY, and father-in-law Fred LACOSTE. Best friend of Elmo the family dog. Dear brother of Allan, Byron (Linda), Clifford (Jocelyn), Stan (Debbie), Brenda Clavey MacDONALD (Rich), Hugh (Joanne) and Michael. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and Friends. The family would like to express their thanks to everyone who struggled along with Nelson for the past six months. His wonderful sense of humour and eternal optimism will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, especially his Bay Street Family. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 4-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Birchmount and Danforth). As per Nelson's wishes, cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-07 published
PARTINGTON, Kevin Philip (1948-2006)
With sadness and regret the Partington family reports that on Friday, March 3 Kevin died suddenly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An avid traveller, he was about to take a cruise to Costa Rica and Panama. A longtime social worker with the former North York Board of Education until 1999, when he took early retirement, during the last few years he had turned to background performing, appearing most recently in the movie Cinderella Man. Kevin was a unique individual who touched many people's lives with his no-nonsense approach to work, his zest for living, and his boisterous sense of humour. Predeceased by his mother Norah, he will be greatly missed by his twin brother Richard, sister Linda and mate Robert, brother Stephen and spouse Laura, and half-brother Dominic; step-siblings Simon TUNLEY and spouse Lawrie, Philip TUNLEY and spouse Mary Anne, Athen MacDONALD and spouse Colin his father Michael PARTINGTON and spouse Gillian; nieces Chloe BISAILLON and Maia PARTINGTON; stepfather John KEATS; dear Friends John LYNCH, Mary HUTCHINGS and Sharron RICHARDS, and travelling companion Mark STEFFEN. Donations may be made in Kevin's name to David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Services, 355 Church Street, Toronto M5B 1Z8, an agency he helped to found

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
HEASLIP, William Arthurs, C.M., LL.D. (Hon.)
(July 5, 1927-March 3, 2006)
78, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida, on March 3, 2006. Adored husband of Nona MacDONALD, he is the cherished brother of Betty DREW- BROOK (Bob) of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. He was predeceased by his two other sisters, Alice RADFORD (Paul) and Doris MORRIS (Bert.) He is uncle of Bruce RADFORD (Rosemary), Brenda Radford MILLION (Rob) the MORRIS children - Debra, Lee, Sheri, Bob, Bill and Brad - and of the Drew-Brooks - Alan, Neil and Paul. He and the late Richard CHATER co-founded one of Canada's largest retail clothing conglomerates, Grafton Group Ltd. Bill retired as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman in 1992. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and received an Honorary Doctorate from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia. His interest in education led him to create undergraduate ongoing scholarships for the following universities: Toronto, York, Western Ontario, Waterloo, Guelph, Prince Edward Island, Memorial, Manitoba and British Columbia. His many grand-nieces and grand-nephews will remember him for his financial assistance in achieving their higher education goals. At the University of Toronto, he established the Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre and the Macdonald Heaslip Walkway at Hart House Theater. At Ryerson University, Heaslip House for Continuing Education opened recently as did The Macdonald Heaslip Theatre at Sheridan Institute, Oakville. Other significant gifts have been made to Shaw Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, Toronto Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, Art Gallery of Ontario, Design Centre and Banff Centre for the Arts. He was a dedicated fundraiser and board member of Care Canada and Canadian Liver Foundation. He made major gifts to United Way, Rotary Club and Hincks Institute. Hospitals that benefitted from his giving include: Sunnybrook, Women's College, St. Michael's and Toronto General. An avid golfer, he held club memberships at Rosedale, Toronto Hunt; and in Florida at The Oaks he scored a 77, one-less-his-age, this January. A skilled fly fisherman, he belonged to Ristigouche Salmon Club, New Brunswick, and to the Caledon Mountain Trout Club, Ontario. Other recreational clubs were Tadenac in Georgian Bay and Griffiths Island. Two highlights of a favourite sport, Ballooning, were soaring over The Alps and participating in the 200th Anniversary of Ballooning, starting from Place de la Concorde, Paris. His love of wine was enjoyed with the members of The Tastevin des Chevaliers and The Commanderie de Bordeaux societies. In the 1820's, the Heaslips immigrated to Ontario from County Wexford, Ireland. This Irish background may account for his convivial and generous nature. Unfortunately, the 'luck of the Irish' ran out when heart disease, prevalent in the family, became his problem in later years. Thanks to superb surgery, he survived two by-pass operations at Toronto General Hospital where he has been a decade-long patient of Dr. Douglas WIGLE, his friend and cardiologist. Stricken suddenly at his Florida residence, he succumbed to a stroke. An organ donor at his death, he gave the ultimate gift - his liver so befitting a benefactor of the Canadian Liver Foundation. Bill HEASLIP will be remembered always, by his wide-ranging coterie of loyal Friends; by George and Joan REYNOLDS, by Carmelita and Danny ALCALA and by his wife's family, the Macdonald clan. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate his life on Monday, May 8, 2006 at Rosedale Golf Club, Toronto from 5: 30 to 8:00 p.m. If desired, a charitable donation may be made to any of the above-mentioned universities or to Theatre Museum Canada, 77 Bloor St. West, Ste. 1903, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1M2.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
POWELL, Harry H., Major
(Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) of Blue Jay Farm, Ossossane.
Born in Preston, Ontario on October 3rd, 1914. Died peacefully at Leacock Nursing Home in Orillia on Friday, March 10th, 2006 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Eugenie POWELL (née MacDONALD.) Lovingly remembered by his eight children: Elaine GIBSON of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Donald (Ive) of Toronto, Mary SAJECKI (Edward) of Mississauga, Anne ROSS (Jamie) of Orillia, Frances RENNIE (Don) of Ottawa, Patricia HARTMAN (John) of Lafontaine, John (Kim) of New Zealand and Joan MacMILLAN (James) of Ossossane Beach, and his 21 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna PAWELKO, his sisters Kaye and Josephine, and his brothers John and Frank. Major POWELL faithfully served his country for 31 years, including overseas for the entirety of World War 2, and with the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon, 1958-1959. After retiring from the military, he designed and constructed a home in the country and became a gentleman farmer. He was a lover of nature and keenly interested in protection of the environment. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Sunday March 12th from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Perkinsfield on Monday March 13th at 3 p.m. Spring interment at Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Midland. If desired, memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Special thanks for the empathy and care shown by the staff of the Leacock Nursing Home.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
BODNAR, Henrietta " Etta" (née MacDONALD)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Bowmanville, on Sunday, March 5, 2006, with her family at her side. Born Henrietta MacDONALD, beloved wife of the late August Gus BODNAR, loving mother of Bonnie and husband Paul O'BRIEN, Greg and wife Jayne, Carolyn and husband Peter EVANS, Andrea and husband John GERENDA, and Cheryl and husband Brian GRONKE. Proud Nana to Melissa, Meaghan, Jay, Calli, Tegan, Ryan, Eric, Alexandra and Lara. Predeceased by her parents Roderick and Margaret MacDONALD (née MONTGOMERY) her brothers Jack, Alister, and Roderick; and sister Peggy (Margaret) PORTER. Born in 1922 in Stornaway, Scotland on the Isle of Lewis, she was only three years of age when her mother, father, and two older brothers left for a better life in Canada. After settling in Toronto, she and her brothers learned English, although Gaelic remained the predominant language spoken at home. Her family came from modest means but they managed to afford highland dancing lessons for her at a local dance school. When the depression hit in 1929, her family moved to Fort William, now Thunder Bay, where she continued her dancing and won many championships. She also played the bagpipes in the Fort William Girls Pipe Band. It was in Fort William that she also met her husband of 57 years and high school sweetheart, Gus BODNAR. Etta was a devoted wife and with his successful hockey career as player, and later coach and manager which frequently caused him to be away from home, she raised their five children all the while creating a home environment that emphasized family and fostered interests and opportunities that were not possible when she was growing up. Etta and Gus enjoyed spending time with and entertaining their many Friends, as well as her adventures with Bonnie and Paul in the far northern reaches of the Yukon, with Carolyn and Peter returning to Etta's native Scotland, with Andrea and John in sunny Bermuda, and with Cheryl and Brian in Ontario's cottage country. Etta particularly enjoyed her time with Gus, and their many Friends and family at their winter home in Lake Placid, Florida, playing golf and relaxing in the warm southern climate. Etta was active throughout her life, not only with highland dancing (she could still do a fling in her 70's) but golf and curling and she maintained a regular exercise routine throughout her 80's. She adored her grandchildren and took pleasure in seeing them blossom through the years. She will be very much missed as a loving and devoted wife, mother, nana and friend. In accordance with Etta's wishes a private family gathering was held. In lieu of flowers, charitable receipted donations can be made in Etta's memory to the Highland Dancers Association of Ontario c/o 24 Baymark Road, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 3X9.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
McDONALD, Margaret Aileen (formerly TREVETT, née CHARTERIS)
Peacefully in Barrie on Saturday, March 11, 2006, Margaret (Maggie), in her 89th year, widow of the late Herbert McDONALD of Vancouver and the late William (Jack) TREVETT of Toronto. Mother of Judi (Larry) SHIELDS of Barrie and the late Tony TREVETT. Grandmother of Jondavid (Sandra) and Cameron (Courtney). Great grandmother of Taylor, Devyn and Teegan. Sister of Stan CHARTERIS (Doris.) Cousin of Ernie WRIGHT (Dot.) Remembered fondly by her dear friend and fellow potter Shirley Krsic of Bathurst, South Africa. A service to commemorate Margaret's life will be held at the Elgin Mills Cemetery, Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 1591 Elgin Mills Rd. East (west of Hwy. 404), Richmond Hill (905-737-1720) on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m., followed by a reception at Elgin Mills. If desired, a donation may be made to either C.A.R.E. Canada or Grove Park Home, Barrie.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-14 published
POUND, Eva
By Johanna MacDONALD, Page A18
Wife, mother, life enthusiast, intellect, friend to all. Born September 18, 1911, in Saskatoon. Died September 25, 2005, of natural causes, in Vancouver, British Columbia, aged 94.
Eva POUND got great joy out of life. Exclamations such as "Fabulous!" "Gorgeous!" and "This is exciting!" were voiced by Eva with enthusiasm. A week before her death, Eva gave a rousing speech at her 94th birthday party. She thanked those who were celebrating with her including seven children (three by marriage); 12 grandchildren (five by marriage); four great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and scores of close Friends. In her speech, she stated not once, but twice, "What more could someone ask for?"
Eva worked as bookkeeper in her father's office in North Battleford, Saskatchewan., until she was 25 years old when Tom, a banker, came to the office on business. After meeting and courting, Tom asked Eva for her hand in marriage. Eva and Tom had a deep love, and Eva embraced her new life as Eva POUND. She and Tom lived, in Eva's words, an exhilarating family life raising four lively children, and a wonderful retirement in Vancouver enjoying gardens and volunteer work. After Tom passed away 23 years ago, Eva became a natural nighthawk. She can be pictured content at her kitchen table, sipping on a glass of brandy, smoking, reading, and reflecting on the day.
Tall and beautiful, Eva never wore slacks. Her dress code included skirts, sweaters, and high-heeled shoes. I can remember her clicking steps as she walked on the porch of my house when I was growing up... and indeed, by age 90, she had an outstanding collection of high-heels flowing from her closet. It was important to Eva as she grew older, to get up and get dressed. With stockings, skirt, neatly pressed blouse, her hair beautifully swept up into a bun (and the heels), Eva looked like a million bucks every day.
Eva was certain about and triumphed in her many roles in life. As wife, mother, or dedicated treasurer for the Girl Guides of Canada, the one role she may have been the least aware of, she excelled in the most: Eva was, simply, a friend to all. Her children's and grandchildren's Friends were her Friends as were many others with diverse backgrounds. With Eva having lived in four major regions of Canada, we were: enriched by her deep knowledge of social and political life, charmed by her amazing vocabulary and compelled by her contagious curiosity. Eva's being intrigued by and caring about the lives of others was rooted in the joy she found in life around her. She came alive at a party, knew how to "work a room," and was thrilled to engage with everyone she met.
Because Eva had such varied interests, she often surprised us with her animation and knowledge. Her son-in-law John recounts a story about Eva coming to visit his family in Ontario when she was about 80 years of age. Before the trip out, he asked Eva's children if they felt Eva might be interested in going to a Blue Jays baseball game. Eva's children said she most likely did not have a keen sports interest, and the idea was abandoned. John picked Eva up at the airport and they were driving home. He asked her if she minded him listening to the ballgame on the radio. Eva said she wouldn't mind. After a listening to the game for about a minute, Eva said offhandedly, "Hmmm -- that's funny you don't often hear of a curveball on a 3-2 count." She probably wouldn't have minded going to the game, either.
Eva loved celebrating life and didn't like saying goodbye. Determined to live in her home until death, with the loving assistance of Margaret, her daughter and close friend, Eva did just that. She lives on in the eyes and smiles of her children as we celebrate life as she did.
Johanna MacDONALD is Eva POUND's granddaughter.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
Tom HODGSON, Artist And Athlete: (1924-2006)
The last surviving member of the Painters Eleven group that introduced abstract art to Toronto was an anti-academic who favoured spontaneity over skill. He was also a champion canoeist
By John CHAPUT, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Tom HODGSON grew up on Toronto's Centre Island near Hanlon's Point, a locale named after the legendary 19th-century rower Ned HANLON, but chose canoeing as his water sport. That proved wise as he became a Canadian Olympian on the water and even symbolic in his lifelong occupation as an artist. Whereas a rower gazes back on the water he has spanned, the paddler always looks ahead.
Technically a master of representational fundamentals, Mr. HODGSON enjoyed a long career in advertising, could paint striking realistic portraits, and picked up extra money doing courtroom sketches. His quest as an artist, however, was to find new means to express creativity, even if it meant suppressing skill and rebelling against an establishment he regarded as stifling.
"He thought the most creative people were the young who weren't influenced by anything," says daughter Lise SNAJDR. "My father was a skilled draftsman, but, in a way, he was against skill because it was all stuff you picked up from life experience. He was left-handed, but he went through a period of drawing only with his right hand in an attempt not to be too skillful. As it turned out, he developed an ambidexterity that proved to be another skill.
"His painting was spontaneous -- everything he did was -- but he wanted it to look that way. He could be free and liberal with paint, and put his feelings into a work."
Described by some as "anti-intellectual," Mr. HODGSON was, in fact, a deep thinker who would be better described as anti-academic. "He had his own ideas," says artist Gary MILLER of Peterborough, Ontario "He had great admiration for Willem de Kooning, but he didn't want to just cater to someone's opinion. He was stubborn and, because he was anti-academic, there was a movement to squelch Tom."
In his book Creativity Is Change, Mr. HODGSON declared skill to be "in some ways the antithesis of creativity, a sort of disrespect for man's time, and certainly for his individualism&hellip
"Creativity is curiosity, concern, trial and error, invention, not knowing, discovery. Skill is knowing how to do something…. The essence of creativity is uniqueness."
Mr. HODGSON was sometimes dismissed as a "jock painter" because many couldn't see athleticism and aesthetics harmonized in one personality. He won more than a dozen national titles at the juvenile and junior levels, and then nine more as an adult. In 1952, he took eighth place at the 1952 Helsinki Games in the 1,000-metre tandem with Art Johnson. At the Melbourne Games in 1956, he placed ninth in the 10,000-metre tandem with Bill Stevenson.
Standing just under six feet tall and weighing about 140 pounds, Mr. HODGSON was a whirlwind in the studio, his frenetic energy bustling as if his body was struggling to keep up with his train of thought. Although articulate, he could lapse into a stutter that affected his speech in childhood but was brought under control through therapy he took early in his professional life.
Mr. HODGSON's first serious painting was done from 1943 to 1945 while he was training as a pilot and gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Second World War ended and he was discharged before he could be assigned to combat, but he made numerous renderings of military life and later donated them to the War Art Museum. He first achieved artistic prominence a decade later as one of the Painters Eleven, the association of Toronto avant-garde painters who challenged artistic conservatism and gave the city its first healthy dose of abstract modernism. With Jack BUSH, Oscar CAHEN, Hortense GORDON, Alexandra LUKE, Jock MacDONALD, Ray MEAD, Kazuo NAKAMURA, William RONALD, Harold TOWN and Walter YARWOOD, they broadened the scope of Canadian art through mutual support and group exhibitions from their 1953 formation through their gradual fragmentation and dissolution from 1956 to 1960. Their affiliation was more professional than theoretical; they used disparate approaches and had no aesthetic commonalities.
Works of the Painters Eleven grew in demand and value in the '60s, but just a little too late for Mr. HODGSON to take full advantage of it. Short of materials at the time, he painted over some of the canvasses that could have brought in good money. Bad luck also struck in 1993 when a fire at his cottage destroyed many of the works he had stored there.
As a senior instructor at the Ontario College of Art, he was in the forefront of outrage at the upheaval of the school brought about by the policies of new president Roy ASCOTT in 1971-72. As a tenured professor, Mr. HODGSON was able to keep his job while many of his colleagues were fired, only to quit himself within a few months. Ironically, he was one of only two people on staff who had opposed the institution of tenure at the Ontario College of Art in the 1960s.
"Tom believed in the process of creativity as one of constant change and in the freedom of artists," says Mr. MILLER, then a student at the Ontario College of Art. " ASCOTT and later Royden RABINOVITCH were from the New York school, very radical and modern, and they were telling students their work was garbage. So Tom broke away, formed the Z School, and took half the student body with him."
As protests go, it was symbolically powerful and a practical failure.
"The Z School lasted about six months," recalls Don MORRISON, an artist and illustrator who was Mr. HODGSON's long-time friend and business partner. "You can't very well have a school without a structure or bureaucracy."
Mr. MORRISON and Mr. HODGSON shared studio space, first on Church Street across from St. James Cathedral, then in a warehouse on the corner of Dufferin and Bloor. Those were also venues for Drawing Night in Canada figure classes held every Thursday. The classes were conducted as the antithesis of the typically sombre gathering of sketchers and painters around a nude model.
"Usually at classes like that, it's like listening for a pin to drop," Mr. MORRISON says. Drawing Night in Canada was different. "These were noisy, vocal, 10 to 18 artists talking and joking. Anyone could grab a cold beer for 50 cents. The model would talk back and tell stories, too."
Inevitably, Mr. MORRISON wearied of the back-lane access to the warehouse and told his partner he'd prefer a storefront studio.
"A storefront?" Mr. HODGSON retorted. "I need a storefront like I need a hole in the head." In a matter of weeks, they had two storefront studios, one of them facing the historically infamous but architecturally engaging Mental Health Centre at 999 Queen Street West.
"Tom was impulsive, just like his painting. He would do exactly what he wanted," Mr. MORRISON says. "He built a swimming pool in the backyard of every house he owned. He would attempt to do almost anything. One day, he had a plumber come to his home on MacPherson Avenue because of a leak and the plumber said a lot of digging was necessary to get at the incoming line in front of the house. When he told Tom what it would cost, Tom said: 'I'll tell you what, I'll dig it myself.' After he had dug this enormous hole, I told Tom: 'Well, it may have been a lot of work to dig, but it'll be easy to fill in.' 'I don't want to fill it in,' he told me. 'I'm going to build a ramp so I can drive my bike right under the front porch and into the basement.' He had three motorcycles -- a BMW, a Husqvarna, and a Can-Am. So he built the ramp.
"It didn't occur to me that if he took the ramp to come in the basement, he'd use it to get out, too. I was renting on the second floor, and the first time he revved up one his bikes -- VRRRROOOOM! I jumped right out of bed."
Mr. HODGSON's energetic and impulsive nature, bohemian cultural surroundings and enjoyment of good times were an ideal formula for trouble in a man ripe for midlife crisis. He had a number of lovers and ended his first marriage to Wilma HODGSON before settling into a peaceful lifestyle with his second wife, Catherine GOOD. They moved to Peterborough in 1990. A few years later, he began to display the first signs of Alzheimer's. He was the last surviving member of the Painters Eleven.
Thomas Sherlock HODGSON was born on June 5, 1924, in Toronto. He died on February 27, 2006, near Peterborough, Ontario, of Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his sons Mark, Rand and Timothy, daughters Lise Snajdr and Kara Warburton, and sister Jane HODGSON. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
MacDONALD, Shirley Kathleen
In loving memory of our beloved mother and grandmother who passed away March 19, 1998. We miss your love, Friendship and wisdom and wish you were here with us every day of every year. You are always in our thoughts, our memories and our lives as we share your gifts with each other and with Nicholas, Sabrina and Charlotte.
Love Nancy, Kathleen, Christine and Paula.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
LEARMENT, John Donald, D.S.O., C.D., Legion of Honour
Passed away at the Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph on Thursday, March 23, 2006. Don Learment at the age of 87 years, predeceased by his beloved wife, Babe (2003), was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, the only son of the late Jack and Frances LEARMENT. Don attended high school in Truro, and was a graduate of Acadia University where he was a member of the Varsity hockey team that won the Maritime Intercollegiate Championship. Don joined the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and served for five years, participating in the 1944 Normandie landings, the battle of the Scheldt and the Rhine crossing. In 1945, he married Lt. (N/S) Cecelia (Babe) McDONALD of Edmonton. Don is survived by his son, Jack (Beth) of London, and daughter, Frances (Tom) NIBLOCK of Acton. Loving Grandpa of Julia and Eric NIBLOCK. In business, Don worked for CIL in various locations, and on retirement in 1978, was Senior Company Representative for the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland. Don's passing leaves us with a proud legacy of loyal service to his country, dedication to his family and quiet integrity. Memorial service will be held at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Wednesday, March 29 at 11: 00 a.m. with The Rev. B. Jean MITCHELL officiating. Cremation with Inurnment in the LEARMENT family plot, Anglican Church Cemetery, Truro, Nova Scotia on June 6, 2006. Memorial contributions to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Mural Maintenance Fund would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-31 published
HUME, Mary (née MacDONALD)
Passed away in her sleep on Saturday, March 18, 2006. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Fred. Mom to Diane (and the late John WARD) and Ian (Sandy.) "Mac" to grandchildren Mike WARD (Patty), Doug WARD, Susan (Dave CARNAFFAN), Stephanie (Mike MEEHAN) and Lindsey (Kyle STANFORD.) Missed by great grandchildren Jonathon, Jessica, Christine and Connor WARD, Adam and Kathryn CARNAFFAN and Kate and Ryan MEEHAN. A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at York Downs Golf Club on Wednesday, April 19th from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Markham-Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
PROCIUK, Barbara Danuta
Died in peace surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, 13 April, 2006 at age 93, in Toronto. Predeceased in 1974 by her adoring husband, Major (Polish Forces, World War 2) Aleksander PROCIUK. Beloved mother of Margaret WYSZKOWSKI (Andrew) of Toronto and Major (Canadian Forces, retired) Richard PROCIUK (Janina) of Ottawa. Cherished 'Bunia' of Michael WYSZKOWSKI (Amanda) of Texas, Katherine MacDONALD (Peter) of Oakville, and Christopher WYSZKOWSKI (Robyn) of Florida. Great-grandmother to Erin, Kevin, Grace and Anna. Dear sister-in-law of Helena in Lviv. Fondly remembered by Friends and family in Canada, the U.S.A. and Poland. The family is grateful for the excellent and loving care provided by everyone at Copernicus Lodge. In accordance with our mother's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service/celebration of life will be held in the future. Your prayers are welcome. If desired, donations may be made to the Copernicus Lodge Foundation, 66 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6R 3A7.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
MacDONALD, Donald Charles Stirling, G/C D.F.C., C.D.
Dad passed away peacefully while at sleep in the morning hours of Monday, April 17, 2006 in Richmond, British Columbia at the age of 92. He was born in Regina on August 23, 1913. His wife Joan and elder sister Marian predeceased him. He is survived by his younger brother James, sons Blake (Kaye), Bruce (Dulcie) and daughter Shelley (Jeff); grandchildren Lisa, Alexandra, Brie, Ashley, Brandon and Erin. Dad and his family arrived in Vancouver in 1924. After attending Magee High School he graduated from University of British Columbia in 1935. Dad enlisted as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force in January 1940 and served overseas based in England, France and India during the Burma Campaign. He retired in 1946 but rejoined in late 1948, finally retiring in 1962 and returning to Vancouver where he was the first general manager of the Arbutus Club. From 1978 to 1980 Mum and Dad lived on Saltspring Island, leaving there for Galiano Island until returning to Richmond in February 1991. Funeral services have been declined with a family celebration of his life to be held later at the home of his brother on Galiano Island. Those wishing may send their condolences to basmacdonald@shaw.ca "Par Ardua Ad Astra"

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
MacDONALD, Fraser Pringle
On April 16, 2006, Fraser Pringle MacDONALD of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully at the age of 94. Fraser was born April 3, 1912 in Toronto. The son of the late Hugh Calais MacDONALD and Mary Pringle MacDONALD. He was raised and educated in Edmonton, graduating from the University of Alberta. After teaching in Alberta a few years he returned to Toronto where he worked with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio until his retirement to Edmonton. He will be remembered for his passionate support of the arts, especially ballet, opera and the Toronto Film Society. Fraser is survived by his brother Pat and his nephew Paul, nieces Mary, Sheila and Anne and their families. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 10035-103 Street Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday April 22 at 1 o'clock p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to an arts organization. Simply Cremations and Funeral Services of Edmonton, Alberta in care of arrangements 1-780-465-6363.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-24 published
KERN, Doctor Rolf Robert
On the evening of Friday, April 21, 2006, Rolf succumbed to heart failure and passed away peacefully at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto. After thirteen years battling prostate cancer and five years post kidney failure, his strength could endure no more for his 78 years. Predeceased in 1998 by Inge, his wife of 40 years, Rolf was a loving and devoted father to his three girls Rona and husband Luke O'CONNOR of Los Angeles, Barbara and husband Dougal MacDONALD of Toronto and Petra and husband James SWAYZE of Toronto. His five grandchildren, Elina O'CONNOR, Katrina MacDONALD and Spencer, Olivia and Erika SWAYZE will miss their beloved Opi who leaves a legacy as a caring and conscientious patriarch. Born on August 5, 1927, to Friedrich and Lina in Freiburg, Germany, Rolf and brother Fritz worked the Bakerei Kern before a war-torn Germany saw him imprisoned in a Siberian camp at the age of 18. Before immigrating to Toronto, Canada in 1958 to help spearhead the North American expansion of the Gerling Konzern insurance operations, Rolf completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Freiburg. During his studies, Rolf traveled extensively and was honored as the first German student invited to the United States by the Rotary Club. His business savvy and intelligence earned him the position of President and Director of Gerling Global General and Reinsurance companies where he led the organization to an unprecedented record of 10 straight years of underwriting profit. His passion for beauty in many forms was evident in the rose gardens of his Willowdale home and Muskoka cottage and in his appreciation of music and modern dance. His intuitive investment philosophy saw continued success beyond his retirement where his keen sense for resource stocks and currency trading earned him a following in financial circles. Revered for his wisdom and respected for his strength of character and integrity his greatest attribute was his generosity. As a mentor to future leaders, a helping hand to those in need or the simple gesture of chocolates for the parking attendant, Rolf concerned himself with the well being of others above all. Spiritually, through meditation and yoga, his belief in Buddhist teachings and the reincarnation of the soul will ensure that he will always be among us. 'Life is hard if you take it hard' was his mantra and few people could boast such a robust and fulfilling existence - every day he was with us, Rolf KERN truly lived. Special thanks to Lilia ABOC who was not only a caregiver but a companion to Rolf for many years and whose devotion shone through in his final days. Doctor BAXTER, Nurse Sam and rest of the team deserve credit for making his stay at Saint Michael's so pleasant towards the end. Thanks must also go to the extraordinary group of nurses led by Doctor GOLDSTEIN in the hemodialysis unit of the hospital for their help in sustaining Rolf's life through the past 5 years with kindness and compassion. A celebration of Rolf's life will take place at the Granite Club located at 2350 Bayview Avenue north of Lawrence this Friday, April 28, 2006, from 5: 00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with a tribute at 6: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hemodialysis Unit, Saint Michael's Hospital expressed in the name of Rolf KERN, would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-24 published
ORR, Lorraine Amanda (née EMARD)
Surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health - Palliative Care on Friday, April 21, 2006. Lorraine Amanda (EMARD) ORR, age 86 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Red. Dear mother of David and his wife Catherine, Marilyn ORR, and Stephen and his wife Karen all of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Christina, Thomas, David and Amanda, Lindsay and Brendan. Sister of Bill EMARD, California, Ted EMARD, Oregon, Marie GEIGER, Vancouver, and Joan MacDONALD, Sarnia. Predeceased by parents James and Amanda EMARD, brothers Ernest and Raymond EMARD and sister Terry BOHMIER. Visitation at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 3: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Len DESJARDINS 11: 30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to Breast Cancer Society, 401 St. Clair Street, Point Edward, N7V 1P2 or Saint_Joseph's Hospice Resource Centre, 110 Water Street, Sarnia, N7T 5T3, Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-04 published
VOKES, Donald Arthur
Passed away peacefully with family around him on Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 at Collingwood's General Marine Hospital. Don, a kind and loving man, leaves his loving wife Anne (TYRRELL;) his children Steve and wife Shauna, Roy and wife Pat, and Jane and husband Colin McDONALD; stepchildren Pam and husband George KINZIE, and John FIRSTBROOK and wife Anne; and adoring grandchildren Adam, Katie, and late Jeffery VOKES, Derek McDONALD, Carolyn and Neil KINZIE, and Andrew FIRSTBROOK. Visitation will take place on Thursday May 4, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening at Fawcett Funeral Homes, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday May 5, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Chapel. Donations may be made to the G and M Hospital in Don's memory. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
MacDONALD, Robert K. " Bob"
'The world has lost a tremendous human being, a loving friend and humanitarian' (S. Jukes, 2 May 2006.) Robert K. (Bob) MacDONALD died May 1 at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington at the age of 78. A veteran Canadian broadcaster, 'Mr. Mac' was a retired Vice-President of Armadale Communications. An elementary school teacher by training, he began his broadcasting career in 1950 as an announcer at CFAR in Flin Flon, and later went on to work at CJGX Yorkton and CKCK Regina. At CKRC Winnipeg, he became General Manager, a position he subsequently held at CKOC Hamilton before being named as Vice-President at Armadale in 1988. During the course of his career, he discovered and trained many young men and women who achieved success in prominent positions across Canada. Bob was a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcaster's Half Century Club and a former president of the Central Canada Broadcaster's Association. He supported and held positions with several charitable organizations including the Arts Council and the United Way of Hamilton. He was a devoted husband to Margaret, cherished father to Sandra and Sara, and beloved 'Grampa' to Christopher. Bob was the 'little' brother of Max MacDONALD of Edmonton and of Glenn MacDONALD and Doreen MORISON, now deceased. He was a unique and special uncle to an extended network of nieces and nephews. Years ago, Bob had the opportunity to speak at length with Pierre Trudeau following a small gathering of broadcasters. Upon leaving Trudeau remarked, 'you are a very interesting man.' For family and Friends, this comment is so indicative of Bob's character and the fact that he never stopped learning, exploring, and helping others. His special humour, gentle nature and unique style will always be remembered with love by family and Friends. We wish to extend our deepest thanks to Gus and Anja SONDERMEYER, to a very caring and compassionate physician, Doctor Kathy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and to 'Auntie Helen' (MacDONALD.) Bob so appreciated the visits of his many Friends who traveled from near and far to spend time with him during his recent hospitalization. We also want express our sincere thanks to the nursing staff of 5 South and special caregivers, Gabrielle, Uta, Lydia, and Marie. Family, Friends, and former colleagues are invited to a very informal open house in celebration of Bob's life at the family home in Burlington on Saturday, May 27th from 2-5 p.m. If desired, donations in Bob's name may be made to the 'Rebuilding Health in Rwanda Project' at the University of Western Ontario in London (c/o Foundation Western, Alumni Hall, London, Ontario N6A 5B9).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-26 published
SHANAHAN, Frances Lucy (March 6, 1959-May 23, 2006)
With deep sadness we mourn the loss of our dear sister Frances. Much loved and sorrowfully missed by her mother Mary SHANAHAN, Frances was predeceased by her father John SHANAHAN in 1972. Brothers and sisters Frederick, Maria, John, Martin, Thomas, Theresa, Eileen and Margaret have lost a trusted and constant companion. Frances was sister-in-law and friend to Lilian, Susan and Laura SHANAHAN, also Chris McDONALD, Mark LANIGAN and Andrew EVANGELISTA. She was devoted to her nieces and nephews Niall, Claire, Miriam, Fiona, Aislynn, John Anthony, Mary, Michael, Martin, Joseph, Adam, Ruth, John Patrick, Julia, Sophia, Luke and Maria. Frances delighted in all the children and loved them dearly. Her kindness and compassion, coupled with an unwavering family loyalty, bonded her in a unique and special way to each member of her family. Frances enriched all our lives with her insight, intelligence and humour. Her innate ability to evoke the best in people - listening, understanding and caring for others - endeared her to family and Friends alike. In her final illness Frances gathered her family around her and we drew inspiration from the courage and strength of her brave spirit. The joy of her presence will be ever present for us in the enduring memories of her sweet and lovely nature. We seem to give them back to you, O God, You who gave them to us, Yet as you did not lose them in giving So do we not lose them by their return... And life is eternal and love is immortal and death is only a horizon and an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, strong son of God that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly. Draw us closer to yourself that we may know ourselves to be nearer our loved ones who are with you. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Doctor Robert SAULS for his patience and compassion. Also, thanks to the dedicated staff of Oncology/Palliative Care (2c) at Credit Valley Hospital. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. and on Monday from 6-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke (W. of Royal York Rd.). Interment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be made at www.turnerporter.ca.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
LANGLEY, Anna Margaret Benning (née MILLER)
On Sunday May 21, 2006 in Kemptville, Ontario, Anna Margaret Benning LANGLEY (née MILLER,) born June 20, 1915 in Ottawa. Predeceased by her husband architect John Bernard LANGLEY 1910-1999. Graduating from Queens University in 1936, Ann a was employed by 'The Bell' in Ottawa. Anna's idea of heaven was dancing with Bern at the Chateau Laurier Grill in the mid 1940's. In 1950 the LANGLEYs purchased property on the Credit River in Streetsville, where Bern designed and built their dream home. Anna joined her family in Kemptville in 2002, cousins Eva Benning SITTON and Douglas Benning MacDONALD (Margaret) will miss her deeply. She is also survived by family in the U.S.A., Bern's niece Judith CROWN and Anna's nieces Helen ESSER and Kathleen EMERY. An inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Andrew's Cemetery in Williamstown, Ontario. Anna's preferred charities were the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Salvation Army. For condolences and on-line guest book, please visit: www.grantbrownfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
PATERSON, Donald Savigny, D.F.C. (1918-2006)
Died peacefully after a brief illness at Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. Predeceased by his wife Jane, whom he adored, he is lovingly remembered by his four sons Norman, Charles (Barbara), John and Andrew (Lisa), his daughter Ellen (Martin), and his nine grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters Joan and Nancy. Born in Thunder Bay, Donald was the son of Senator Norman PATERSON and Eleanor MacDONALD and was raised in Thunder Bay and Ottawa. His studies at Bishop's University were interrupted in 1940 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and then served overseas as a Flight Lieutenant piloting Lancaster bombers. On February 27, 1945 Donald was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for 'skill, fortitude and devotion to duty', he had completed 29 missions. He was also awarded the 1939-45 Star, The France and Germany Star, The Defense Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp. Receiving thank you letters from each mother of the seven-man crew following one safe return with a plane full of holes and two engines down (one on fire), his only comment was, 'They forget that I was on the plane too.' Donald was Honorary Chairman of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. at the time of his death and had spent the last 66 years working in the family held grain business. He had also served as director or chairman of The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, The Traders' Building, Voyageur Explorations Ltd., Stall Lake Mines, Grain Insurance and Guarantee, and The Paterson Foundation. He was a renowned traveler who had seen the world from pole to pole, whether by plane to the North Pole or by the first civilian expedition to the South Pole. Donald had been to Easter Island and the Galapagos twice, and had piloted himself across Africa in the 1950's. What we will all remember and cherish about Donald PATERSON was his humanity. He was an honorable man who loved his family, enjoyed and cherished his Friends, and thought well of us all. A public service will be held on Monday, May 29th at 3: 00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Portage Ave. and Canora Street, Winnipeg. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba in memory of Donald PATERSON.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-31 published
MacDONALD, Giséle Pia
Suddenly, at home on Monday, May 29, 2006 after a stoic and dignified struggle with lung cancer. Gigi leaves behind her loving husband, Jack THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, adoring sister-in-law Jane BURKART, close cousins in Paris, France and many life-long Friends in Canada, the U.S. and overseas in Italy, France, Egypt and elsewhere. Predeceased by her parents, Bruce MacDONALD and Denise RISTELHEUBER in Perugia, Italy. A celebration of Gigi's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2006 at the Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution on her behalf to your favourite charity. Arrangements entrusted to the Simple Alternative Funeral Centres, 416-441-1580.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-02 published
DEVINE, Ian Robinson
After a hard fought battle, with his loving, devoted wife and best friend Anne of 48 years by his side, peacefully passed away at this home May 30th, 2006 at 72 years young. Uncle of Sandra and Allan SCOTT; Maureen and John POST and Stephen John McDONALD. Brother-in-law of Dennis and the late Sheila ROSENDALE; Bruce and the late Susan McDONALD. Ian will be remembered by his business associates for his guidance, fairness and ability to make all feel important and at ease. By his many Friends across North America and Europe for his Scottish wit, his teasing smile and his ability to entertain all on the keyboard. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorable tribute to celebrate Ian's life will be held at a later date. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
McDONALD, William F. " Bill"
(Retired Inspector, Metropolitan Toronto Police, Past President Of The Toronto Police Association, Founding Member Of The Police Credit Union)
Passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2006 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late May. Loving father of Suzanne (Giuseppe) ALOISI, Ruth McDONALD, and Fraser (Kathryn) McDONALD. Dear grandfather of Paul and Adrianna ALOISI and Wesley McDONALD. Predeceased by his sisters, Eleanor, Jean GLOVER, and his brothers Jack, Bruce, Robert and Alex. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack 'Danforth' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Avenue (416) 698-3121 (at Main St. subway), on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service will be held at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park), on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the charity of your choice.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-07 published
MacDONALD, Mary Elizabeth, C.M., M.A.
Born in North Cobalt, Ontario, on April 30, 1918, passed away in Ottawa on Monday, June 5, 2006, after a brief illness. Beloved sister of Kay MARSHALL and the late Neil MacDONALD. Loving aunt of Peter (Sandy), Joe (Maureen), Paul, John, Greg (Brenda) and the late Tom MARSHALL, great-aunt to Alicia, Lauren, Tom, Erica, Katie, Kara, Rebecca, Emma, Zak, Aylish and Pearce. The family will be forever thankful to Mary's goddaughter Pam DEVINE for all her loving care. Mary was a graduate of Ottawa University with a B.A. in 1938 and a M.A. in 1948. She joined and served with the Canadian Red Cross overseas between 1942-1945. After the war she joined the Department of External Affairs and followed Lester Pearson into politics serving as his executive assistant and then as Pierre Elliot Trudeau's administrative assistant until her retirement in 1979. Mary was awarded the Order of Canada in 1980. In her retirement, Mary was involved with the Salvation Army, the Bronson Home, the Women's Canadian Club and the Zonta Club among others. Relatives and Friends may gather at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 235 Kent Street on Wednesday June 7 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 10: 30 a.m. in St Basil's Church (940 Rex Avenue), followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or the Community Foundation of Ottawa would be appreciated. Messages of condolence can be sent to www.mem.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-09 published
HEAD, Charles Cleland
Passed away at his home in Toronto on Wednesday, June 7, 2006. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Eileen, his daughters Carolyn HEAD, Patty (Rick WATSON) and Margaret (Richard BRIDLE.) He is the much loved grandfather of Courtney and Lindsay WATSON and Lauren, Sydney and Spencer BRIDLE. Brother of Catherine MacDONALD. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Saturday, June 10th from 10-11 a.m. with the service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Reception in the Leaside Room to follow. Private interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations in Charles' memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-13 published
Mary MacDONALD, Civil Servant (1918-2006)
For decades, she guarded the gates of power in the Prime Minister's Office, first as an 'indispensable' executive secretary to Lester PEARSON and then to Pierre TRUDEAU
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S11
Ottawa -- In 1967, Prime Minister Lester PEARSON needed to find a birthday gift for his executive assistant, and it had to be special. Mary MacDONALD had been with him 20 years and, as he admitted handsomely in his autobiography, "[she was] indispensable as my Girl Friday. Nobody ever served anyone with greater devotion."
So, what to give Miss MacDONALD for her 49th birthday on April 30, 1967? In the end, he settled on the perfect gift: the Bible presented to him by Prime Minister Mackenzie KING on September 10, 1948, when Mr. PEARSON was sworn as a member of the King's Privy Council for Canada. At the same time, Mr. PEARSON, arguably Canada's most famous diplomat, was appointed secretary of state for External Affairs, and the Bible had become a treasured family memento.
On the flyleaf, Mr. PEARSON wrote a warm and heartfelt message: "To Mary, with all of my best wishes and grateful appreciation for helping a P.C. become a p.m. … L. B. PEARSON." The Bible is now held in trust by Mr. PEARSON's grand_son, Michael, for his infant son.
Miss MacDONALD first joined Mr. PEARSON in 1947 at the then-Department of External Affairs. They had made a terrific team together, travelling the world when he was minister of External Affairs and then the country after he became leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in 1958.
As one of the gatekeepers to Mr. PEARSON, Miss MacDONALD did not suffer fools gladly. "My father owed his success in part, to her," said retired diplomat Geoffrey PEARSON at her funeral last week. "Success in politics, as in life, is often due to those who stand at the door."
Miss MacDONALD's working day always extended past 5 p.m., for 10 or 12 hours overall. She once wrote 91 letters in one day. Politics was her life, to the exclusion of everything else including marriage, except her family. Weekends were no different. If Mr. PEARSON and his wife Maryon needed her, Miss MacDONALD would be there.
"She really knew who was useful and kept him in touch with his constituents and vice-versa. She was a great organizer," said retired senator Landon PEARSON.
Mary MacDONALD grew up in Ottawa during the Depression. After graduating from the University of Ottawa in 1938, she spent five years with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. In 1941, she joined the Canadian Red Cross Corps, shipping out to Britain two years later. A month after D-Day, June 6, 1944, she was sent to No. 12 Canadian General Hospital as a welfare officer. Since there was a shortage of nurses, her organizational skills were used to regulate the efficient flow of patients from the wards to the operating theatres.
Janet FLANDERS of Ottawa first met Miss MacDONALD in 1943, in a battered London at war. "She was bright and cheerful… She could do anything."
After returning to Ottawa in December of 1945, Miss MacDONALD joined the Department of External Affairs. Soon after, she was assigned to the new undersecretary of external affairs, just back from Washington as Canadian ambassador. Lester "Mike" PEARSON was a rising star and it took very little time for them to develop a working relationship, although she never called him anything other than "Mr. PEARSON."
For the next 12 years, Miss MacDONALD received an education in foreign affairs, as her boss helped Prime Minister Louis SAINT_LAURENT make Canada an important player on the world stage. It was the beginning of the Cold War and Canada's foreign policy included giving strong support to her allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations. She also obtained a master's degree in political science in 1948, but paused in her own advancement to help old Friends, one of whom was Janet FLANDERS. " After the war, she got me a job in External in 1947&hellip We were close Friends for 60 years. You don't come across people of her calibre very often."
Another of her Friends was Aline CHRÉTIEN, wife of former prime minister Jean CHRÉTIEN. They had met in 1963 after Mr. CHRÉTIEN was first elected to the House of Commons. "We saw her all the time. She was devoted to her boss, Mr. PEARSON, her Friends and family," said Mrs. CHRÉTIEN. " She was like a mother to all sorts of people… Jean and I loved her."
During Mr. PEARSON's 20 years in federal politics, Miss MacDONALD played a part in getting him elected eight times in his riding of Algoma East, in Northern Ontario. He was fortunate to have Miss MacDONALD as his riding secretary, he once wrote. She was a "very friendly, outgoing person who enjoyed meeting new people. She became the bulwark of my political life and soon knew everyone in the constituency, to my great advantage."
In fact, Time magazine said the only person who could ever dethrone Mr. PEARSON in Algoma East was Miss MacDONALD. After Mr. PEARSON was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 1957 for helping secure peace in the 1956 Suez Crisis, he found himself out of office when John Diefenbaker's Conservatives won the next election. An exhausted Louis SSAINTURENT resigned as Liberal chief and Miss MacDONALD became the executive assistant to the new leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. Five long years in opposition followed, until Mr. PEARSON beat Mr. Diefenbaker and became the 14th prime minister of Canada on April 22, 1963.
A devoted Liberal, she also served Mr. PEARSON's successor. When Pierre Elliott TRUDEAU took over as Prime Minister on April 20, 1968, he was advised that continuity in the Prime Minister's Office was important and that Miss MacDONALD could provide it. After all, she knew everyone in Ottawa.
For the next 11 years, she was Mr. TRUDEAU's administrative and constituency liaison officer, ruling a staff of 15 secretaries with tact and humour. Isabel METCALFE of Ottawa was one of them. "She was marvellous to us. She encouraged us, gave us advice she was fun. She was meticulous in upholding the standards of the Prime Minister's Office. She was an inspiration to us in the context of political activism."
It was the role in which she probably felt most comfortable and most effective. In 1968, rumours swirled around Parliament Hill that Mr. PEARSON was thinking about appointing her to the Senate. For reasons that may never be fully known, it didn't happened. Instead, former Liberal cabinet minister Paul Martin, Sr., got the call.
Landon PEARSON, who was Lester PEARSON's daughter-in-law, believes Miss MacDONALD "would have made an excellent senator. She had excellent political instincts and knew politics. She was a great organizer. In my view, she was never adequately recognized by the men."
In 1979, Miss MacDONALD retired and the following year she was content to receive the Order of Canada. From her point of view, it was probably more than enough. After sitting at the right hands of Lester PEARSON and Pierre TRUDEAU, she had seen it all.
"Behind every great man is a surprised woman, my mother used to say," said Geoffrey PEARSON. " Mary was never surprised."
Mary Elizabeth MacDONALD was born on April 30, 1918, in North Cobalt, Ontario She died of a stroke on June 5 in Ottawa. She was 88. She leaves her sister Kay, her nephews Peter, Joe, Paul, John and Greg. She was predeceased by her brother Neil.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-15 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kenneth Roy
On Monday, June 12, 2006 at the age of 82. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn, his children, David, Taylor and Peter (Diana) and their children. Also survived by his sister, Audrey CAMPBELL and his nieces Sherry BRYDSON (Robert McDONALD,) Linda CAMPBELL (Michael CRUICKSHANK,) Gaye FARNCOMBE (Murray) and Susan GRANGE (John) and their families. Predeceased by his parents, Roy and Edna THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and his sister, Irma BRYDSON. He also leaves his beloved animal Friends, Skylet, Mena, Chouchou and Gigi. A private funeral and burial will be held. A public remembrance of Ken's life will be held on September 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. In lieu of flowers or donations from Friends, the family will make a donation in his memory to a charity that Ken supported. Condolences may be sent to The Globe and Mail, 444 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2S9, Attention: K.R. Thomson Condolences, or on-line at www.globeandmail.com. The condolences will be collected and provided to the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-28 published
ACTON, Donald Beach (February 13, 1922-June 26, 2006)
Suddenly and peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, Toronto. Don is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Marian Eleanor ACTON (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Aurora, Ontario) and father of Brenda STORR (Michael), David (Marilyn), Bill (Susan LOUBE) and grandfather of Cathy, Wendy, Sharon, Karen, Trevor and Sam. Great-grandfather of Hollye Michelle and Carter Donald CAMPBELL. Predeceased by sister Eileen (SWEET,) he leaves his sister Evelyn (Jack MacDONALD) and brother Robert (Margaret) as well as many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Ottawa, Don served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army Corps from 1943-45, and graduated from Queen's University in 1947. He worked at Beach Foundry in Ottawa, Steelcase Furniture in Don Mills and was the owner of a private enterprise, King Smallwares. As an alumnus of the Youth Group of Saint_James United Church in Ottawa, Don devoted a large part of his life to the service of others. He was an active member of Saint_James United Church in Ottawa, Birchmount United Church in Agincourt, Lemonville United Church and Zion United Church in Carnarvon. He was also a dedicated member of the Lions Clubs in Minden and Stouffville and a charter member of the Ballantrae Lions Club. As a cancer survivor of 1959, and an active community member everywhere he lived, he has left a legacy of perseverance in the face of adversity and service to others in each community in which he lived in the 84 years God gave him. A passionate builder, fixer and gardener, Don touched the lives of many, including the campers and staff at Camp Big Canoe and Camp Kirk. Memories abound from the cottage on Boshkung Lake he built and fostered as a gathering place for family and Friends. In the past year and a half he met the challenges of A.L.S. with a sense of humour, courage and dignity. He leaves behind a legacy of a demonstrated ability to meet adversity with courage and gives credence to the adages of "live life to the fullest", and "give, and it will be given back". He will be missed. Friends may call at O'Neill Funeral Home, 6324 Main Street, Stouffville (905-642-2855) on Thursday 6-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Friday at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the A.L.S. Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-08 published
STEVENS, Edith K. " Scottie" (née McDONALD)
Edith STEVENS of London passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London, on Tuesday, July 4th 2006 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her husband Edgar (1990) and daughter Diane (1954). Cherished mother of Catherine (Roy), Trevor (Katherine), Allan (Deborah), Donald (Margot), and James (Lee). Survived by her 15 grandchildren, her sister Maxine and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would especially like to thank Scottie's good friend, Shirley SHORE, for her love and devotion for so many years. Thanks also to the 5th floor staff at Chelsey Park for all their care and concern over the last two years. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Monday, July 10th at 10 a.m. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 a.m., and there will be an inurnment at Woodland Cemetery, 493 Springbank Drive, London, at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London N6A 3R6, the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London N6B 3H8, Saint Martin-In-The-Fields Church Memorial Fund, 489 Pine Tree Drive, London N6H 3M9, or a charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-12 published
Bill HEASLIP, Retailer: (1927-2006)
He went from running a Toronto hardware store to owning one of Canada's largest men's clothing outlets, then lost it in one of the first big retail bankruptcies of the 1990s
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- When Bill HEASLIP was 33, he was a co-owner of a big hardware store in downtown Toronto and reasonably happy, but he still yearned for a bigger piece of Canada's retail rainbow.
Mr. HEASLIP and Richard CHATER, a fellow partner at the store, sought to buy into something bigger. High on their priority list was a public company that was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The savvy pair zeroed in on Grafton Group Ltd., a family-owned chain of 11 men's and women's clothing stores whose roots went back to 1853, making it the second-oldest retail chain in Canada behind Hudson's Bay Co.
In 1961, the two Friends made the plunge. Little did they know they would become multi-millionaires.
Bill HEASLIP grew up in the west end of Toronto and attended Runnymede public school and Humberside Collegiate Institute. His family could not afford to send him to university, so he went to work for his father, who sold advertising for the agriculture-oriented trade paper Canadian Countryman.
He did not stay long. By 1946, he had found a job at White's, a wholesale-retail hardware operation owned by the Chater family. Later, Mr. HEASLIP and Mr. CHATER assumed control and eventually decided to get into retail clothing. Their timing was perfect.
Grafton's middle-of-the-line, moderately priced clothing stores were in vogue across the country. Over time, the Jack Fraser, George Richards and Elks men's banners were added, along with Maher Shoes, Donita women's wear shops and the U.S.-based Seiferts chain of 200 stores.
But perhaps the most appealing of any acquisition Mr. HEASLIP and Mr. CHATER concocted came in 1967 when they obtained the licence to manage clothing for F.W. Woolworth's Woolco stores across Canada. It was a gold-mine contract that they would hold for close to 25 years. The pair sat back and watched the money roll in.
"That deal with Woolworth was quickly lucrative. It was something we tried to keep well hidden," said George REYNOLDS, who was Grafton's chief financial officer for 30 years.
Eventually, the Grafton empire grew from 11 stores to a staggering 1,100. Mr. CHATER was the company's brain trust and Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. HEASLIP served as senior vice-president. In 1982, Mr. CHATER died and Mr. HEASLIP became controlling shareholder Mr. REYNOLDS remained as Chief Financial Officer.
"Not only was Bill an intellectual with great business sense, but his greatest virtue was patience and he was a very successful Chief Executive Officer for that reason," said John McDONALD, a former board member whose family controls the Black and McDonald electrical and mechanical engineering empire.
By the late 1980s, Grafton was still holding its own in the clothing business but soon became a victim of a failing retail market that later claimed Simpsons and then the Eaton chain. First to go was the Woolco chain. In 1991, Woolworth decided not to renew its contract with Grafton, dealing a big blow to the company.
"The non-renewal was preparation for Wal-Mart buying the [144] Woolco stores," Mr. REYNOLDS said. "Too many of the stores weren't profitable."
In December of 1991, Grafton stunned Bay Street by filing for bankruptcy protection. The banks stepped in and, within a few months, the chain was taken over by a group headed by Glenn STONEHOUSE, a Grafton executive vice-president who assumed full control in 1994. Today, the company is called Grafton-Fraser and boasts about 180 stores, including 115 Tip Top Tailors outlets and 25 outlets of the George Richards tall-men brand.
After the bankruptcy, Mr. HEASLIP turned to philanthropy. Over the years, he helped support theatre groups, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Art Gallery of Ontario, Care Canada, the Canadian Liver Foundation and a number of hospitals. Because he never went to university, he established scholarships at 10 different universities. In 1999, he was granted the Order of Canada and given an honorary doctorate by St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S.
Early retirement also gave him more time to enjoy a late-in-life marriage. A bachelor until 56, he wed Nona MacDONALD, director of public relations for the University of Toronto. She soon discovered he loved to cook. "I didn't cook much and I knew he loved to cook, so, one day, we were talking about going on vacation and I told him to take me some place where I had never been before and he jokingly said, 'That's easy, let's go to the kitchen.'"
Bill HEASLIP was born on July 5, 1927, in Toronto. He died on March 3, 2006, in Sarasota, Florida, of a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Nona, and sister Betty. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Alice and Doris.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-12 published
Bill HEASLIP, Retailer: (1927-2006)
He went from running a Toronto hardware store to owning one of Canada's largest men's clothing outlets, then lost it in one of the first big retail bankruptcies of the 1990s
By Danny GALLAGHER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- When Bill HEASLIP was 33, he was a co-owner of a big hardware store in downtown Toronto and reasonably happy, but he still yearned for a bigger piece of Canada's retail rainbow.
Mr. HEASLIP and Richard CHATER, a fellow partner at the store, sought to buy into something bigger. High on their priority list was a public company that was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The savvy pair zeroed in on Grafton Group Ltd., a family-owned chain of 11 men's and women's clothing stores whose roots went back to 1853, making it the second-oldest retail chain in Canada behind Hudson's Bay Co.
In 1961, the two Friends made the plunge. Little did they know they would become multi-millionaires.
Bill HEASLIP grew up in the west end of Toronto and attended Runnymede public school and Humberside Collegiate Institute. His family could not afford to send him to university, so he went to work for his father, who sold advertising for the agriculture-oriented trade paper Canadian Countryman.
He did not stay long. By 1946, he had found a job at White's, a wholesale-retail hardware operation owned by the Chater family. Later, Mr. HEASLIP and Mr. CHATER assumed control and eventually decided to get into retail clothing. Their timing was perfect.
Grafton's middle-of-the-line, moderately priced clothing stores were in vogue across the country. Over time, the Jack Fraser, George Richards and Elks men's banners were added, along with Maher Shoes, Donita women's wear shops and the U.S.-based Seiferts chain of 200 stores.
But perhaps the most appealing of any acquisition Mr. HEASLIP and Mr. CHATER concocted came in 1967 when they obtained the licence to manage clothing for F.W. Woolworth's Woolco stores across Canada. It was a gold-mine contract that they would hold for close to 25 years. The pair sat back and watched the money roll in.
"That deal with Woolworth was quickly lucrative. It was something we tried to keep well hidden," said George REYNOLDS, who was Grafton's chief financial officer for 30 years.
Eventually, the Grafton empire grew from 11 stores to a staggering 1,100. Mr. CHATER was the company's brain trust and Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. HEASLIP served as senior vice-president. In 1982, Mr. CHATER died and Mr. HEASLIP became controlling shareholder Mr. REYNOLDS remained as Chief Financial Officer.
"Not only was Bill an intellectual with great business sense, but his greatest virtue was patience and he was a very successful Chief Executive Officer for that reason," said John McDONALD, a former board member whose family controls the Black and McDonald electrical and mechanical engineering empire.
By the late 1980s, Grafton was still holding its own in the clothing business but soon became a victim of a failing retail market that later claimed Simpsons and then the Eaton chain. First to go was the Woolco chain. In 1991, Woolworth decided not to renew its contract with Grafton, dealing a big blow to the company.
"The non-renewal was preparation for Wal-Mart buying the [144] Woolco stores," Mr. REYNOLDS said. "Too many of the stores weren't profitable."
In December of 1991, Grafton stunned Bay Street by filing for bankruptcy protection. The banks stepped in and, within a few months, the chain was taken over by a group headed by Glenn STONEHOUSE, a Grafton executive vice-president who assumed full control in 1994. Today, the company is called Grafton-Fraser and boasts about 180 stores, including 115 Tip Top Tailors outlets and 25 outlets of the George Richards tall-men brand.
After the bankruptcy, Mr. HEASLIP turned to philanthropy. Over the years, he helped support theatre groups, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Art Gallery of Ontario, Care Canada, the Canadian Liver Foundation and a number of hospitals. Because he never went to university, he established scholarships at 10 different universities. In 1999, he was granted the Order of Canada and given an honorary doctorate by St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S.
Early retirement also gave him more time to enjoy a late-in-life marriage. A bachelor until 56, he wed Nona MacDONALD, director of public relations for the University of Toronto. She soon discovered he loved to cook. "I didn't cook much and I knew he loved to cook, so, one day, we were talking about going on vacation and I told him to take me some place where I had never been before and he jokingly said, 'That's easy, let's go to the kitchen.'"
Bill HEASLIP was born on July 5, 1927, in Toronto. He died on March 3, 2006, in Sarasota, Florida, of a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Nona, and sister Betty. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Alice and Doris.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-14 published
No motive apparent in garage double killing
Scarborough deaths and fatal shooting in West End bring city homicide total to 38
By Timothy APPLEBY and Scott ROBERTS, Page A10
Toronto's homicide total for the year has risen to 38 after a middle-aged woman and a 31-year-old father of three were found slain in a blood-soaked garage on a quiet Scarborough street.
The shooting took place late Wednesday. In an unrelated gun incident earlier the same evening on the other side of the city, a man newly released from prison was shot in the head. He died of his injuries yesterday.
Both of the Scarborough victims, believed to be Canadians of Filipino origin, were shot in the head and were discovered by the man's wife when she returned home, police said. The relationship between the two deceased was not clear, police said.
Two assailants believed to be Filipino or southern Asian, wearing light-coloured shirts, were being sought.
Detective Mike BARSKY of the homicide squad discounted widely circulating suggestions that the female victim -- identified by other police sources as Isabelita MALEJANA, 56, of west-end Toronto -- was a transsexual or transvestite. "I don't know where that came from," he said.
A former neighbour said Ms. MALEJANA was married with children. The family used to live on Embro Drive, near Allen Road and Sheppard Avenue.
"It's so sad that this happened," said Emily, who spoke on the condition that her last name not be published. "She was very quiet. She didn't come out of the house very much. The family kept to themselves for the most part."
Emily said the family moved away from the area about a year-and-a-half ago, but she didn't know where they had been planning to relocate.
Speculation that the crime was a murder-suicide is false, Det. BARSKY said. However, no motive was immediately apparent.
The second victim was identified as Virgilio CUEVAS, whose wife discovered the bodies at 58 Canoe Cres., near Steeles Avenue and Markham Road, when she opened her garage door at around 8: 40 p.m. and called 911.
Mr. CUEVAS and Ms. MALEJANA were pronounced dead on arrival at Sunnybrook hospital.
Neighbours described seeing a bloody scene inside the garage after police arrived.
"I came outside and ran across the street and saw the police running with their guns out," said Jupiter ENGRACIA, who lives down the street from the house.
"There was a body in the garage with blood spattered everywhere."
When emergency crews removed the other body, it was wrapped in a blanket, Mr. ENGRACIA said.
Ammunition was reported to have been found in the home, but police said there was no sign of a gun at the crime scene.
The couple's three children, all believed to be under 5, were in the house at the time and were uninjured.
Late in the evening, police removed them from the family home. Neighbours said they often saw Mr. CUEVAS playing outside with his children.
Yesterday, police tape cordoned off the front yard of the home as a police cruiser guarded the area. A lawn mower and three small bicycles sat in the yard.
Neighbours said they were shocked that such a gruesome slaying could happen in this quiet, newly built subdivision.
"This is scary; it's just two houses away," said Darwin RUBIO, "My wife wants to move…. This makes her want to move more so."
Separately on Wednesday night, a man in his 40s and just freed from jail for breach of probation was also taken to Sunnybrook hospital in critical condition.
Shot and wounded in an apartment above a bar on Weston Road near Eglinton Avenue, he succumbed to his wounds yesterday.
The man's identity was not immediately released, pending notification of relatives, but a friend who said she knew him well gave his name as Gerald McDONALD.
Four unidentified youths were spotted fleeing that crime scene. The incident was the latest in a rash of recent fatal shootings in the Weston Road area.
The three deaths push the city's firearms-related tally close to the same number as was recorded this time last year. In total, 52 people died as a result of gunshot wounds in 2005, an all-time high.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
MacDONALD, Judge Ronald Saint_John, C.C., Q.C., LL.M, LL.D
78 Halifax, passed away peacefully September 7, 2006, in Halifax. Born in Montreal, he was the only son of Colonel R. Saint_J. MacDONALD, M.D.F.R.S.I., and Elizabeth Marie SMITH. He was a judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, and Senior Scholar in Residence, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (B.A. 1949), Dalhousie Law School (LL.B. 1952), London University (LL.M. 1954), and Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1955.) Judge MacDONALD served as Lecturer in Law, Osgood Hall 1955-57, Professor 1957-59; assistant editor of Ontario Reports and Ontario Weekly Notes 1956-57; Professor of Law, University of Western Ontario, 195961; Professor of Law, University of Toronto, 1961-67; Dean of Law 1967-72; Dean of Law, Dalhousie University 1972-79, Professor of International Law 1979-90. He was the only non-European judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg 1980-98, member Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague 1984; Honourary Professor in the Law Department Peking University 1986-98, World Academy of Arts and Science 1983-86. He became an officer, Order of Canada, 1984, and Companion of the Order of Canada 2000; Gold Medal, Founding President of the Canadian Council International Law 1988; read law with McInnes, MacQuarrie and Cooper, Halifax; called to the Bar of Nova Scotia and of Ontario 1956; Consultant, Department of External Affairs, Prime Minister's Office (Ottawa) and Republic of Cyprus (1974-78); Canadian Representative to United Nations General Assembly 1965, 1966, 1968, 1977, 1990; Advisor, American Law Institute; author of articles and essays in numerous professional journals and books; Sub-Lieut. R.C.N.V.R.(R), discharged 1946, member Institute of International Law (Geneva); Board of Governors, African Society Of International Law; British Institute of International Law; Canadian Bar Association; Canadian Institute International Affairs; Law Society Upper Canada; London Institute World Affairs International Law Association, LL.D. McGill 1988, LL.D. Dalhousie 1991 and LL.D. Carleton. A vigorous, charming, witty, gregarious Macdonald was as unlike the usual stereotype of a judge of international law as possible. He was a renowned scholar, notable for his definitive work on the rule of law in international relations. Described as a 'citizen of the world', he was recognized for his profound commitment to the universal protection of human rights. He is survived by loving sisters, Doctor Mairi MacDONALD, Halifax; Doctor Elizabeth PODNIEKS, Toronto; nephew, Andrew PODNIEKS, Toronto; niece, Doctor Liz (Ian R. SMITH) PODNIEKS, Toronto; grandnephew, Zackary Podnieks SMITH, Toronto; grand-niece, Emily Macdonald SMITH, Toronto. A mass of thanksgiving will be held in Saint Mary's Church, Lismore, Pictou Co., and a memorial will be held in Halifax at a later date.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-23 published
FORAN, George Patrick " Pat"
George Patrick (Pat) FORAN, D.C., was born in Vancouver on December 22, 1935. He passed away quietly in Vancouver on September 19, 2006 after enjoying the day with his children and grandchildren in the family home he loved so dearly throughout his industrious and illustrious life. Predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend Louise (May 28, 2005), Patrick will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by children Sydney, Donald, Michael, Lesley, Frances, Tricia, Paula, Jocelyn, and Christine, their partners, and loving grandchildren Katie, Lauren, William, Louise, Ruthie, Georgia, and Simon Patrick. Predeceased by his parents John Joseph and Kathleen, and brother Elmer, Pat is survived by brother Tom (Kay,) Frank (Patricia,) sister-in-law Terry MacDONALD, brother-in-law John MacDONALD, many nieces, nephews, cousins, Friends and colleagues. A lifelong Vancouverite, Pat faithfully attended St. Augustine's Catholic Church, vigorously engaged in social and political causes, happily pursued his love of sports and recreation, and passionately devoted himself to the well-being of his family and his patients. A proud student at Kitsilano High School and University of British Columbia, Pat attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1959. In 2005, Doctor FORAN received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. Last year, he felt privileged to volunteer his chiropractic services in Ecuador and looked forward to participating in future missions abroad. Pat loved his work because he loved helping others. We believe he would have worked well into his eighties had illness not forced his abrupt retirement. Pat, our dad and grandpa, was a larger than life character whose generous heart, independent spirit, rapier wit and unconditional love for others set him apart. Pat loved life, laughter, people, wonderful music, great stories, ideas and travel. Whether on a wild road trip to Mexico with his infinitely patient wife and their nine kids or a romantic Ireland camping trip alone with Louise, the love of his life, Dad loved adventure and togetherness. Family times at the Glen were some of the most cherished of all. Dad's legacy of love and loyalty, thirst for knowledge and truth, devotion to health and personal growth, powerful work ethic and strong faith will continue to inspire and influence us. We are comforted by the thought of mom and dad traveling together again, holding hands and strolling along distant shores. Prayers at St. Augustine's Church, 2028 West 7th Avenue, on Sunday, September 24 at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Augustine's Church on Monday, September 25 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Augustine's School Fund or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. 'Don't forget I love you.'

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-23 published
MacDONALD, Mary Louise (née BOTT) (9 July 1918-17 September 2006)
Beloved wife of the late John (2003). Dear mother of Brian (Holly) and Colin (Susan) and grandmother of Laura and Heather. Mary Louise was a graduate of Victoria College, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, and was Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University (Department of Fashion). The family will receive Friends for a reception at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday September 30th. A memorial service and interment will take place in Muskoka on Thanksgiving weekend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Way or Ryerson University (annual M.L. Macdonald Award for Excellence in Drafting).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-27 published
MacDONALD, Mary Louise (née BOTT) (9 July 1918-17 September 2006)
Beloved wife of the late John (2003). Dear mother of Brian (Holly) and Colin (Susan) and grandmother of Laura and Heather. Mary Louise was a graduate of Victoria College, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, and was Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University (Department of Fashion). The family will receive Friends for a reception at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday September 30th. A memorial service and interment will take place in Muskoka on Thanksgiving weekend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Way or Ryerson University (annual M.L. Macdonald Award for Excellence in Drafting).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
MacDONALD, Ellen Louise (née PROCUNIER)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 3, 2006 at home in Toronto at 52 years of age. Beloved wife of Joseph MacDONALD, dear daughter of Meryl PROCUNIER, sister of Mark and Eric PROCUNIER and Sue MONTGOMERY and proud and patient mother of Toby and Jess MILTON. A memorial service will be held in the Common Room of Massey College at the University of Toronto on Friday October 6th at 2: 30 p.m. located at 4 Devonshire Place, on the corner of Devonshire Place and Hoskin Avenue. As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or, as she so often did herself, you could give money to a homeless person.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-10 published
MacDONALD, Audrey
Passed away peacefully, on October 6, 2006, at Allendale in Milton, in her 89th year. A long time resident of Oakville, Audrey, beloved wife of the late Ferguson (Fergie) Ralph MacDONALD. Loving mother of Ralph and his wife Carolyn, Barbara DICKSON/DIXON and her husband Denny, and Thomas and his wife Mary Lou. Grandma of Joanna and Scott MacDONALD, and Jeff and Chris DICKSON/DIXON. Thank you to Linda CROFT, R.N., and all of the staff at Allendale for their special care and support. A private family service was held. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-10 published
McDONALD, Ida McNaughton (née BRILL)
By Marylyn FRYER and Thomas OATES, Page A16
Psychiatrist, world traveller, musician, painter, bridge player. Born November 13, 1913, in Teeswater, Ontario Died July 15 in London, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 92.
Ida McNaughton BRILL was born the younger of two daughters of Samuel Robbins BRILL and Mary Etta (Minnie) McNAUGHTON. Samuel BRILL was a local Liberal powerbroker and the family once hosted former Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier for dinner at their home, Coral Villa. Doctor Ida (as she was known throughout much of her life) had a full head of Anne of Green Gables red hair (a colour she favoured right until the end).
The daughter of a prominent businessman -- who owned the oldest creamery in Ontario (second oldest in Canada, established in 1875, still in operation) -- she grew up believing she could be more than just an ordinary housewife and mother. She was smart enough to skip two grades, although her teachers considered left-handedness almost a defect. "I was persuaded to change from being left-handed to right-handed. It worked," Doctor Ida noted.
Dr. Ida met her future husband, Herbert McDONALD, when she was a 14-year-old in a local church youth group but her mother was disapproving; the young 18-year-old was a mere pig farmer. A deal was struck; it was decided that Ida would pursue her education post-high school (she graduated from Wingham District High School at 16; she had travelled there by train every Monday morning and returned home Friday). She studied at Victoria College, the University of Toronto, earning her B.A. in 1936. She earned her medical degree in 1939, interning at Saint Michael's Hospital. Dr. Ida specialized in psychiatry, only one of eight women in the class of 1940 to do so, completing her training in 1942.
Having kept her end of the deal with her father (who had already passed away), Doctor Ida ended her lengthy courtship and married Herbert McDONALD on September 26, 1942, and together they raised four children (Elizabeth, James, Jeanette and Herbert Jr.) on a small family farm. During the Second World War, she put her medical skills to use, visiting patients by horse and buggy, even bringing along her infant daughter while carrying her second child.
But once her children were old enough, Doctor Ida took a full time position at the London Psychiatric Hospital, co-founding the Behaviour Modification Unit and working there until her retirement in 1981. Doctor Ida embraced the newer practices, including new drug therapies, but she also used her faith to instill strength and hope in her patients. In her soft-spoken but firm way, she was particularly good at working with violent young offenders.
Dr. Ida loved to travel. Among her earliest adventures: trips by train to the West Coast and various cruises, including one through the Panama Canal. She also travelled extensively throughout Europe.
Upon her retirement, she once again began to travel in earnest, despite her husband's increasing infirmity, seeing China, New Zealand and Australia. Following his death in 1994, Doctor Ida began to travel with Madeline WUNSCH, her former head nurse at the hospital. She spent every winter, including last winter, in Lakeland, Florida
She played the piano and was a member of various choirs throughout her life, a life member of both the Women's Institute and the service club Soroptomist International, receiving a Woman of Distinction award in 2001. Doctor Ida also became an amateur oil painter. She loved bridge, a game she loved and played well. To the end, strong and alert, she maintained a benevolent but firm role as family matriarch. Death, when it came, was not easy for her to accept. Her love of life and her spirit were simply too strong to enter that good night so easily.
Marilyn and Thomas are Friends of Ida McDONALD. They wrote this with help from the McDonald family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-13 published
BUCK, Darlene (September 23, 1942-October 5, 2006)
Darlene died October 5 after a short, brave battle with cancer. Darlene was born in Sault Saint Marie, educated in Toronto and came west for adventure in 1965. She is survived by her husband Dr. H.W. (Bill) BUCK, her brother Bernie HUTCHINS, wife Gerri and niece Pamela of Maple Ridge, step-father Bernard HUTCHINS also of Maple Ridge, step-daughter Maureen (LOFTUS) MacDONALD and husband John, step-son Wayne LOFTUS and three step-grandchildren, Brett, Mark and Lindsey LOFTUS, step-daughter Adrienne BUCK and cousins Jill FRENETTE and Ted SEWCHUK of Sault Saint Marie. They will all miss her caring interest and wise council. In her early life she was very active in power boating at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, and later, an ardent golfer and past Ladies Captain at Capilano Golf and Country Club. Darlene passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. The family thanks the staff of the Palliative Care Unit for the care and love Darlene received. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3: 00 p.m., Thursday, October 26 at the Capilano Golf and Country Club. An Eight Bells ceremony will also be held on Monday, October 30 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.

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McDONALD 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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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-25 published
EPPSTADT, Earle George (September 28, 1922 To October 20, 2006)
Veteran World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force Air Gunner, 98 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force, Bell Canada Engineer (Retired 1982), Member Of Knights Of Columbus Council #485
Peacefully in his sleep on October 20, 2006 at Riverpark Place Retirement Home in Ottawa. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice Marie 'Betty' VILLENEUVE (November 2, 1986,) son of the late George EPPSTADT and Mildred ROLLAND of Maxville, Ontario and predeceased by his sister, the late Pearle GRANT of St. Laurent, Quebec. Earle will be sadly missed by his cherished companion Barbara MacDONALD. Earle is survived by his eight children Linda (David) GREEN, Ottawa, Richard (Paula) EPPSTADT, Toronto, Heather (Al) HAY, Smiths Falls, Michael (Myra) EPPSTADT, Vancouver, Karen EPPSTADT, Toronto, Ronald (Stephanie) EPPSTADT, Stittsville, Lorie (Kenny) EPPSTADT, Manotick, and Carl (Roxanne) EPPSTADT, Ottawa; loving grandchildren Shawn, Chloe, Keelan, Julie, Kristan, Myka, Kiera, Connor, Joel, Devon, Cristen; dear great-grandchildren Michael, Heidi, Jaiden; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara and the children would like to thank the staff at Riverpark Place, who took care of Earle for the last 8 months, for their professionalism, dedication and compassion. Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street (between Bay and Lyon) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Funeral to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue (between Carling and Richmond) on Saturday October 28, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment to Saint_James Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Maxville, Ontario. As a War Veteran and a parent of eight healthy children, Earle would appreciate, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The War Amps (www.waramps.ca, 1-800-250-3030, The War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5K9). Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home tel. 613.233-1488. Expressions of sympathy can be made at condolences@WhelanFuneralHome.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-31 published
McQUAID, Mary Catherine (née MacDONALD)
Peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at the age of 84. Beloved wife of 59 years of The Honourable Charles R. McQUAID. Amazing mother of Mary (Ron MacMILLAN), Jim (JoAnn,) Ann (predeceased) (Ian KING,) Art (Linda) and Pat (Jim HARBELL.) Adored grandmother of Megan, Neil, Ross, and Suzanne MacMILLAN, Trish (Cory POWER), Paula and Susie McQUAID, Cameron and Nora KING, Colin and Niall McQUAID, Martha, Charlotte, Julia and Ian HARBELL and great-grandmother of Quaid POWER. Dear sister of Pauline (Charlie) CAMPBELL and sister-in-law of Eileen McMILLAN and Winnifred ACHESON and beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. As well as running a busy household and developing her reputation as the consummate baker of chocolate chip cookies among her children and grandchildren, Mary was committed to serving her community. She gave her time, skills and energy to the Catholic Women's League, Girl Guides of Canada and hospital auxiliaries. She served as a School Board Trustee, a candidate in the 1970 Provincial election, a board member of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and first female chair of the Prince Edward Island United Way Campaign. Funeral Mass at The Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Charlottetown, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31. Donations to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation (www.qehfoundation.pe.ca) (902-894-2425) or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca James Harbell Tel: (416) 869-5690 Fax: (416) 947-0866 jharbell@stikeman.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-07 published
GRUDEFF, Marian Helen (1927-2006)
Peacefully on November 4 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto after a brief illness. Survived by her son Christopher McDONALD, sister Lillian GRUDEFF. Marian will be sadly missed by her family, and her many Friends and students. Marian was a gifted and widely recognized musician. She made her concert debut playing piano with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Massey Hall at the age of 11 with Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy, conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan. A student of Mona Bates, she later studied with Eduard Steuermann in New York and Nadia Boulanger in Fountainbleau. She would go on to play at Town Hall (1945) and Carnegie Hall in New York (1950), also performing in Europe. For many years, she was the musical director of Toronto's Spring Thaw. After moving to New York in 1963, she expanded her repertoire to writing musicals, becoming the first Canadian to write a Broadway show when she collaborated with Ray Jessel on Baker Street in 1964. In 1967 she wrote Hellzapoppin' for Expo 67. GRUDEFF and Jessel also collaborated on the musical Life Can Be-Like Wow (1969) for the Charlottetown Festival. Her compositions were recorded by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Richard Burton. She returned to Toronto in 1971, teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Music before briefly resuming her concert career in the late '70s, including performances in Bulgaria, her parents' birthplace. She continued to teach privately for the rest of her life. A celebration of Marian's life will take place at Eglinton St. George Church (35 Lytton Blvd) on Saturday, November 11 at 2: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends, colleagues and students at Marian's home on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6: 00 to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Nathaniel Dett Chorale education and outreach program.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-08 published
McDONALD, Jean Marie
(Proud 50 year Argo season ticket holder)
Peacefully on Saturday, November 4th, 2006, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd. Loving sister of Ruth (the late Bill CLANCY) of Goderich, Joyce (Joe YANCHULA) of Calgary, and Jackie (Bud BROMBY) of Mississauga. She will be sadly missed by her 9 nieces and nephews and their families. Marie was a 50 year resident of the North Toronto Community and will be fondly remembered by her many neighbours. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto, (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to take place in Port Hope Union Cemetery on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-11 published
GRUDEFF, Marian Helen, 79
Pianist made concert debut at the age of 11
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
Toronto -- Marian Helen GRUDEFF, a pianist, composer and teacher, has died in Toronto following major abdominal surgery. She was Ms. GRUDEFF made her concert debut playing piano with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Massey Hall in 1938, at the age of 11, with Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy, conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan.
A student of Mona Bates, she later studied with Eduard Steuermann in New York and Nadia Boulanger in Fountainbleau, France.
As a concert pianist she performed in New York at the Town Hall (1945) and Carnegie Hall (1950), and in many European venues.
After she married and her son, the chef Christopher McDONALD, was born, she worked for several years in the late 1950s as the musical director of Toronto's Spring Thaw revue.
She moved to New York in 1963 and became the first Canadian to write a Broadway show when she collaborated with Ray Jessel (a musician whose work she had championed at Spring Thaw) on the music and lyrics for Baker Street, a musical about the mythical detective Sherlock Holmes that was loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. It premiered at the Broadway Theatre on February 16, 1965, and ran for 311 performances.
In 1967, she and Mr. Jessel wrote the words and music for a revival of Hellzapoppin' for Expo 67 in Montreal. The duo also collaborated on the musical Life Can Be Like Wow for the Charlottetown Festival in 1969. Louis Armstrong and Richard Burton were among the performers who recorded her songs.
After returning to her native Toronto in 1971, she began teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Music before briefly resuming her concert career in the late 1970s, including performances in Bulgaria, her parents' birthplace.
A gifted teacher, she had scores of private students to whom she continued to give lessons until shortly before she entered Sunnybrook Hospital for surgery in late October. She died on November 4. A celebration of her life will take place at Eglinton St. George's United Church (35 Lytton Blvd.) today at 2 p.m.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-23 published
John Allen CAMERON, Musician: (1938-2006)
A devout Roman Catholic who gave up the priesthood for the stage, he played reels and jigs on a 12-string guitar instead of a fiddle or bagpipe to become a musical missionary with a Celtic cause, writes Sandra MARTIN
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S7
John Allan CAMERON trained to be a priest but instead became a musical missionary spreading the gospel of Scottish music long before Ashley MacIsaac, Natalie MacMaster (a distant cousin), the Rankin Family and the Barra MacNeils became chart-busting musicians.
"He was the heartbeat of the renaissance of Gaelic music in Cape Breton," said former politician Flora MacDonald, who comes from the same part of the rugged island as Mr. CAMERON. "He was the progenitor of all the others who came after. He was the one whom they all looked to, all the rest who have played fiddle and danced that was John Allan CAMERON," she said.
Called the godfather of Celtic music in Canada, he was as generous as he was fun loving and just as likely to play half the night for free as for money, according to his older brother John Donald CAMERON. Flora Macdonald can remember being in Fredericton and attending one of his concerts on her 50th birthday in 1978, when Mr. CAMERON and another good friend, the late Richard Hatfield, arranged to have 50 yellow roses delivered to her at her seat in the middle of the performance. And when Ms. MacDonald ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976, Mr. CAMERON was the lead entertainer at her delegates party the night before the balloting began.
Anne Murray, who is on tour in California, said that Mr. CAMERON "had a burning desire" to do music. "He had to do it. I know what that passion feels like and he had it, too," she said. "We knew what Celtic music was because it was part of our heritage, but he brought it to the forefront when nobody else was doing it. And he did it so brazenly with the kilt and the Gaelic," she said.
"When he travelled to the East Coast to do concerts or to visit his mother, he always made a point of going across the street to visit my parents," said Raylene Rankin of the family singing group. The families became connected after John Allan and John Donald built a house in the 1960s for their widowed mother in Mabou, right across the street from the Rankins. "He was always very good to us and did whatever he could to get our music out to the public," she said. By taking traditional music and making it contemporary, he influenced "what we ended up doing with our music."
The second of five sons and two daughters of Daniel CAMERON, a farmer and fisherman, and his wife, Katie Ann MacDONALD, John Allan CAMERON was born to the music. He grew up singing the old songs that had come from the Highlands of Scotland with his ancestors five generations earlier, and listening to his uncle, the composer Dan R. (Rory) MacDONALD play the fiddle. "He was a hero to me and inspired me to learn music," Mr. CAMERON told an interviewer in 2003.
The CAMERONs didn't own instruments until their father brought home a fiddle at Easter in 1951. His mother, a fluent Gaelic speaker, tuned it up and John Donald, the eldest child, quickly taught himself to play. The next year, Mr. CAMERON came home with a guitar and John Allan (always pronounced as a single word) glommed onto it. The two boys, who were a year apart in age, were playing the fiddle and the guitar at local dances by the time John Allan was 12. By 1955, he had saved enough money to buy himself a Gibson.
Nobody knows precisely why John Allan decided to become a priest, but his older brother says that it was probably partly because John Allan "had it within himself to help people" and partly because "priests had a lot of respect" at that time in the rural community where they lived. "In Cape Breton when my dad was growing up it was either the fiddle player or the priest who held court," his son Stuart CAMERON said yesterday. "They were the important people in the community, but I always say that I'm glad he got out of the priesthood."
Mr. CAMERON entered an Oblate Seminary in Ottawa to study for the priesthood when he was 17. He stayed for seven years and took his final vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in 1963. His passion to make music was at least as strong as his religious vocation, so he applied for, and received, a handwritten note from the Vatican giving him papal dispensation to allow him to perform music outside the church. Even so, he decided against being ordained and joked to his classmates that "I'll be a father before you are."
The following year he went to St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, to complete his bachelor's degree. By that time he had become well known locally as a performer. One of his professors at St. Francis Xavier had given him a 12-string guitar, which he loved because of its versatility in allowing him to play bagpipe and fiddle arrangements. He also joined a folk group called the Cavaliers, which played in coffee houses in Antigonish. From St. Francis Xavier, he went to Dalhousie University in Halifax to acquire his teaching credentials in 1967 and he continued to perform, appearing a few times on Don Messer's Jubilee on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television and doing guest spots on Singalong Jubilee, its summer replacement. That's where he met Anne Murray, who was a regular on the show.
"He and Edith Butler and I all ended up on Singalong the same year," she recalled. "I was so taken by the fact that he actually wore a kilt and he played the 12-string guitar. I had never known anybody who played the 12-string guitar."
Ms. Murray said he "used to speak fluent Latin to us and there were enough of us Catholics who did the mass in Latin, that we had a great time." Later, the two Maritimers often appeared on the same concert stage. "As an opening act, believe me, he always had the audience warm by the time I got out there," she said.
Mr. CAMERON moved to Ontario to take up a teaching position at London Central High School in 1968, when he got a call from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation offering him the chance of regular work. He said later that he had "a 1964 Pontiac and $75 in the bank," enough money to pay for gas to get him back to the Maritimes.
He released Here Comes… John Allan CAMERON, the first of his 10 albums in 1968. About this time, he met Angela BROLEY. She was visiting her grandmother's people in Big Pond, Nova Scotia, while there to perform. They married in 1969. Their son Stuart was born on September 28, 1972, between the first and second periods of the final game of the Russia-Canada hockey series, or so the family story goes.
Mr. CAMERON, who was a passionate hockey fan, was allegedly torn between the game and the urgency of his wife's labour pains. Wisely, he opted to go to the hospital, but became so "weak" that a nurse gave him a pill and sent him home, according to his older brother. "My father's love of music was equalled by his love of sports," said his son Stuart, who is also a musician and who began playing with his father when he was four.
Although he was mainly a concert performer and a recording artist his credits include the Mariposa and Winnipeg Folk festivals and an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville -- he also hosted such television programs as The Ceilidh Show broadcast from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Halifax in 1973, The John Allan Cameron Show that aired on CTV from 1975 to 1976, and The John Allan Cameron Show, out of Halifax, that was broadcast by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1979 to 1981. He also produced and performed shows at Canadian military bases in Germany and the Middle East.
He was diagnosed with bone-marrow cancer, a rare form of leukemia, in January of 2005. "He hadn't been really feeling that well for over a year," his wife Angela told the Halifax Chronicle at the time. They had trouble getting an accurate diagnosis until finally a doctor, who was a friend of the family and therefore could see how Mr. CAMERON was failing, insisted on doing more tests. At least two musical tributes were held to help raise money for his medical expenses. There is also a documentary in the works, Celtic Soul: The Life and Music of John Allan Cameron, which is scheduled to air on Bravo early in the new year.
Although Mr. CAMERON made an appearance in a wheelchair at a benefit this past autumn, he had been in the hospital for the past 13 months. "My mother was there every single day with him," said Stuart CAMERON, who was also a faithful visitor and who was with his father yesterday morning when he "passed very peacefully."
John Allan CAMERON was born on December 16, 1938, in Glencoe Station, Inverness County, Nova Scotia He died of bone-marrow cancer and leukemia in hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, November 22, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Angela, his son, Stuart, six siblings and his extended family. The funeral is Monday at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Pickering, Ontario

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
McDONALD, Doctor Glen A., M.D., (F.R.C.S.C)
Orthopaedic Surgeon (1926-2006)
Unexpectedly on November 25, 2006 with his family by his side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. Glen will be missed by his wife Violet, his sons, Christopher and Paul and his daughter, Sam. Glen graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1949. He continued his training to obtain Diplomas in both General and Orthopaedic Surgery. Glen's career specializing in orthopaedics spanned over four decades while holding positions on the staff of Saint_Joseph's Health Centre and at Queensway General Hospital (now Trillium Health Centre, Queensway site). Among his numerous contributions, he served as Chief of Orthopaedics at Saint_Joe's and as Clinical Teacher, Department of Surgery, U of T. Glen was passionate about his work and was committed to providing quality orthopaedic services. He enjoyed the physical aspect of his specialty and the variety of working with patients of all ages. Glen was also defined by his deep love of the outdoors and of physically challenging sport. He enthusiastically immersed himself into yacht racing, tennis, skiing and field dog trials. In his 70's, Glen took up snow boarding. After retirement in 2000, Glen moved to his favourite retreat in the Muskokas. He occupied himself by analyzing the markets, exploring vegetarian cooking, gardening, training his dogs, listening to jazz and to the wind rushing through the pines. If desired, donations in Glen's memory may be made to Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors without Borders by calling 1-800-982-7903 and speaking with Donor relations. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
BAKKER, Gerrit T. " Gerry" (1943-2006)
On Friday December 8, 2006, peacefully at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with Lymphoma. Beloved husband of Ann Marie, father of Mike, Jay, Tim and Pat. Father-in-law to Marci and Jan. Grandfather of Elle. son of Hermina and the late Jan BAKKER. Brother of Ineke (Fred,) John (Jennifer,) Martin (Ann) and Irene. Son-in-law of Annie and the late Michael McDONALD of Fredericton. New Brunswick. Brother-in-law to Janet (Ken), Cathy (Steve) and Mary-Lou (deceased). The family wishes to sincerely thank the medical, nursing and support staff at Mount Sinai Hospital for the tireless and loving care they provided to Gerry throughout his illness. The family will receive Friends at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street in Oakville (905-844-3221) on Tuesday December 12, 2006 from 6: 30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at 10: 30 a.m. on Wednesday December 13, 2006 at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street in Oakville to be followed by a reception in the parish centre. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Gerry be made to Lymphoma Foundation Canada (www.lymphoma.ca) or to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation (www.mtsinai.ca/foundation)

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
MacDONALD, Betty Marilyn (née McGONEGAL)
Passed away on Saturday December 9th, 2006 at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre in her 85th year. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon Samuel MacDONALD. Loving Mother of Carol (Gordon HAYMAN,) Gord (and the late Catherine,) and Andy (Marg ROBB.) Loving Grandmother of Nataiya. Dear sister of the late Barbara (Mrs. W.B. ARNUP) and the late William McGONEGAL. A special thank you to the staff of the Gibson Retirement Residence for their support and care. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 1-3 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or The Registerd Nurses Association of Ontario. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
McDONALD, Vivienne Dorothy Ida (née DENISON)
Peacefully on Saturday, December 9th 2006 in Orillia, at the age of 87 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband Ross McDONALD. Loving mother of John (Joanne) of Ottawa, 'Pookie' Elizabeth of Toronto, and Richard (Leslie) of Toronto. Dear sister to Richard DENISON, loving aunt to numerous nephews, and great-aunt to their children. Dear cousin to Peter LEVEDAG. Vivienne was brought up in Oakville, Ontario. She served as an officer in the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War Two, was a devoted mother to her three children, and was a volunteer in numerous organizations, from the National Ballet Guild in Oakville to the Historical Society in Orillia. Her warmth, her generosity, and her positive spirit will be sorely missed by her family and Friends. The family would like to say a special thanks to Doctor STRICKLAND (her family doctor of over 25 years,) the staff of Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, the Birchmere Retirement Residence, and the Community Care Access Centre for their care and dedication. Friends and family may pay their respects at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia (705) 325-2231 on Wednesday, December 13th from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint_James Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N., Orillia on Thursday, December 14th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date at Saint_John's Cemetery on the Humber in Toronto (the Denison family cemetery). It is the family's wish that donations be made in Vivienne's name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-13 published
MacDONALD Alan Alexander " Bill"
On Sunday, December 10th, 2006 at Sunnybrook Veteran's Hospital, Alan Alexander MacDONALD beloved husband of the late Joy BRISTOL, father of Sheila, Jim and Jock, grandfather of Iain and true friend of Barbara MILLS. Bill attended Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto. He joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and served overseas with the Royal Navy, 1939-1945. He was a proud and active member of the Raleighites. There will be a gathering for Friends and family at the Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. West on Saturday, December 16th, 2006 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-28 published
McDONALD, Lorne Charles Baker
After Lorne became ill in mid December and was immediately hospitalized, he passed away on Christmas night. Beloved husband to Jane and proud father of his two children Stephen, and Andrew. son of Paul and Joan McDONALD. Devoted uncle to Alexander, Michael, Matthew, Melanie, Jennifer, Laura, and Diana. Brother-in-law to Wendy, Nestor, Isabel, and Michael. A celebration of Lorne's life will be taking place on Saturday, December 30th at 1 p.m. at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street (two lights south of Steeles). The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at North York General Hospital. Donations can be made in Lorne's memory to the North York General Hospital Foundation or the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-01 published
PARRISH, Irene Jean (née McDONALD)
Passed peacefully on December 29, 2005 in Lindsay, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Charles "Merv" PARRISH (World War 2 Veteran). Loving mother of Dennis and his wife Diane of Nipissing. Cherished Grandma of Arlea and her husband Dan SAMEC, Shane and Christopher. Adored Great-Grandma of Holly. She will be remembered as a loving, caring soul with a cheerful, open heart. She lived with incredible compassion, dignity, and grace, and now has joined her true love and companion in all eternity. Burial service, Lindsay Riverside Cemetery, on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
MUNRO, Marie Jean
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Saturday December 31, 2005 in her 91st year; predeceased by her husband Clifford (1996); loving mother of Scott of Dundas and Gary and his wife Diane of Everett; dear grandmother of Lisa (James), Andrew (Lindsay), Nora, Adam (Julia), Jamie (Nathan) and Colin cherished great-grandmother of Antoni and Sebestian; remembered by her sisters-in-law Irene MacDONALD, Muriel MUNRO, Margo QUIROUETTE and Alice MUNRO. Jeanne will be sadly missed by other relatives and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392), on Tuesday January 3rd, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 42 Dawson Rd., Orangeville on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial donations in memory of Jeanne may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
HOLLOWAY, Joyce Helen (HAYDEN)
Member of the Scarborough Moose Lodge, Chapter 1264 and Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Coronation 259. Passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on January 2nd, 2006, in her 77th year, with her daughter Barbara Ann HOLLOWAY by her side. Predeceased by her husband Stanley HOLLOWAY, her parents Russell and Helen HAYDEN and her sisters June HINKLEY and Ruth MAUDSLEY. Joyce will be sadly missed by her brothers-in-law Ken HINKLEY and John MAUDSLEY. Devoted aunt to Gordon and Susan HINKLEY, Cathy, John and James MAUDSLEY and John MacDONALD. She will also by missed by her great-nieces and nephews, cousins and Friends, especially Shirley HOWE, Gerry CARTIER and Shirley REILLY. Friends may call at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Road, south of Eglinton, 416-267-8229) on Thursday, January 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 6th at 10: 30 a.m. in the chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto East General Hospital - Palliative Care Unit or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you to all of the doctors and nurses who cared for Joyce.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-04 published
JOHNSON, Yvette (née MOMY)
Suddenly, at Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton on Sunday, January 1, 2006. Yvette JOHNSON at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Magnus JOHNSON. Loving mother of Catherine (Ewen McDONALD) and Irvin (Sylvia). Much loved grandmother of Timothy (Donna), Douglas (Jennifer), David (Ana), Paul and Kenneth. Proud great-grandmother of Emma. Yvette will be remembered by her sister Anne, sister-in-law Doreen and brother-in-law Don. A private service will be held. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Milton District Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street, Milton 905-878-4452. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
ATKINSON, Michael Bruce " Ernie"
It is with deep sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Michael on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the age of 51. Beloved husband of Cheryl. Loving father of Mark ATKINSON and Chad MacDONALD. Loving son of Philip and Elma ATKINSON. Loving son-in-law of Shirley MacDONALD and the late Robert MacDONALD. Very special brother to Len, Dan and his wife Bari and Denise and husband Vert RAYNER. Brother-in-law to Martin MacDONALD and Peter and Sandi PULFORD. Uncle Mike will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, and many close Friends, and special Friends Tracy and Wayne HEATH. Private cremation. Visitation at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Thursday, January 5th from 3: 00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Memorial Service to be held Friday, January 6th at 3: 00 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home. Reception to follow at the Oakville Power Boat Club. If desired, expressions of sympathy made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
MacDONALD, Daniel B.
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on Saturday, January 7, 2006 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Marina and brother of Hilda ETTINGER. An active lifelong worker for animal welfare, any donations to animal shelters would be most appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
REGAN, Laurence
At Ross Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Lorne REGAN of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Scarborough, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Phyllis REGAN and the late Georgina Dorothy REGAN. Loving father of Peter (Judy) REGAN of Pickering, Louise (Stephen) RODRIGUES of Scarborough and the late Terry (Brit.) Grandfather of Benjamin, Talia, Joshua and Nicholas. Brother of Mary MacDONALD of Toronto and the late Gertrude, Patricia, Neil and Jack. Family and Friends will be received at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon (866-393-0063) on Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Lakefield Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ross Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
MacLEOD, Annie Margaret (née SHANKLAND)
Peacefully at the age of 87 years at York Central Hospital on Friday, January 6, 2006. Loving wife of the late Duncan MacLEOD. Loving sister of Eileen MacDONALD, Gordon, David, and Graham SHANKLAND and predeceased by Jean GILCHRIST and Duncan SHANKLAND. Annie will be greatly missed by all her family and Friends. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 143 Main St. North, Markham at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 905-944-8700 would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
RIMMER, Marjorie Ann (née ASHTON) (1921-2006)
Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family members, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of William RIMMER for 60 years. Loving mother of Jacqueline (Mrs. Keith CLARKSON) of New Jersey, Jeff (Pam) of Newmarket, Natalie (Mrs. Chris HEMPSTEAD) of Courtice, and Greg of Erin. Devoted grandmother to Elaine, Sharon, Jeffrey, Kent, Eric, Elizabeth, and all her granddogs. Dear sister of Ralph (Louise) ASHTON and family of Powell River, British Columbia. Marjorie was known for her exemplary work with volunteer organizations including the Boy Scouts of Canada, Nursing Veteran at Canadian Forces Base Borden World War 2, hospital auxiliaries in Mississauga and Cambridge (Past President Cambridge Memorial Hospital Auxiliary) and Children with Disabilities. A special thanks to the doctors and medical staff from the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Medical Day Care and Oncology Department. Our sincere gratitude to the Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo Region and especially to Abby, Ruth and Gladys. A Celebration of Marjorie's life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Road, Cambridge, on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m., The Reverend Dr. D.V. MacDONALD officiating. Interment later St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Maple Lake. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, Oncology Medical Day Care, 700 Coronation Boulevard, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 3G2 would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Haliburton Community Funeral Home, Haliburton, Ontario, 705-457-9209.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
MacDONALD, Brian (October 1944-January 2006)
It is with profound sadness and broken hearts, after a long and hard fought battle, that we inform you of Brian's passing while surrounded by his family and Friends, at home on Saturday, January 14, 2006. Brian was the guiding light and soul mate to his wife Lynda, proud father of Heidi, Kirsten and Craig, and loving Papa to Zachary, Derick and Riley. One terrific big brother to Janet and Denise and a loving, caring brother-in-law to Brian CAIN and Larry DEVANE. He will be sadly missed by his nieces Krista ROSNIK, Angela CAIN and Shannon, Heather and Sandra DEVANE. Brian's laughter and his wonderful sense of humour will live forever in our hearts. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) for visitation on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. "Love you forever"

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
McLEAN, Joseph Francis " Joe"
(Retired executive of K-Mart Canada)
Passed away peacefully at Lakeshore Lodge Toronto on Sunday January 15, 2006 in his 80th year. Beloved husband for 53 years of Kathleen (Kay). Beloved son of the late Katherine and Allen McLEAN. Loving father of Ann Marie and husband Robert NICHOLSON of Cambridge, Paul and Holly, Brian and Colette of Elliot Lake, Kevin and Janet, Peter and Ann Marie. Much loved grandfather of Kim and Amy; Sarah Stephen and James; Ashley and Brandon; Marc Daniel and Eddie. Joe is survived by his brother Edward and sister Sarah Ann MacDONALD of Sydney, Nova Scotia, and the late Marie, Adeline, Annie May, Pam, James and Gussie. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday January 17, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 409 Markland Dr. Mass time not confirmed. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. If desired remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
ALEXANDER, Stanley
On Sunday, January 15, 2006. Stan, loving and devoted father of Brian, predeceased by his wife, Rosena Marie. Stanley will be missed by sisters-in-law Noreen McDONALD of Hamilton and Patricia McLAUGHLIN of Belfast, Ireland, and many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Pharmacy and Warden) from 9: 30 a.m. Wednesday until time of Funeral Mass at 11: 00 a.m. in St. Timothy's Church (Leith Hill off Don Mills Rd. north of Sheppard). Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-24 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Hazel Mary
Died peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, January 22, 2006, in her 93rd year. Hazel, loving wife of the late John ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Dear mother of Jacqueline and her husband Art DALEY, Barbara and her husband Neil MacDONALD, Billy and his wife Judy, John and his wife Kathy, and Margaret and her husband Ken SMYTH. Cherished Gramma of Wayne, Sue, Kimberley, Jenny, Cathy, Neil, Michael, Robin, Karen, Kenny, Shelly, John and Billy. Predeceased by her grand_son Lenny. Great-grandmother of 27 and great-great-grandmother of 3. Loving sister of Pearl, Ken and Doreen. Predeceased by her dear sister Val and by her brothers Gordon, Reggie, and Ed. Will sadly be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
JESSOME, Sister Anne (Mary Elizabeth) C.G.S.
Peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at Providence Health Care, January 31st, 2006, of cancer. Sister made her profession as a Contemplative Sister of the Good Shepherd on July 22nd, 1957, in Halifax. She lived her contemplative life in Windsor. Daughter of the late Joseph JESSOME and Sarah Elizabeth OSBOURNE and leaving her sister Anne McDONALD of Hamilton, relatives and many Friends. Vigil and visiting at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd at Providence Health Care Chapel, 3276 St. Clair Ave. E. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 3rd at 9: 30 a.m. at Providence Health Care Chapel. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
PETERS, John
On January 30, 2006 at Belleville General Hospital. John Jack PETERS of Belleville and formerly of Toronto, Ontario, in his 83rd year. Beloved son of the late William Charles and Adelaide Agnes (JACOBY) PETERS of England. Loving husband of the late Curean PETERS. Mr. PETERS worked for Hendrie Cartage Company of Toronto for 44 years. Predeceased by brothers Tom, Ernest and Sidney and by sisters May and Daisy. Survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Allan MacDONALD (Belleville,) Joseph and Trudy BURNS (Oakville,) Al and Nina MAY (Keswick) and by many nephews and nieces, cousins and Friends of Toronto, Orangeville, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Cremation. Interment at St. James Cemetery at a later date. A service of memorial will be conducted on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. from Eastminster United Church, Belleville, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to Eastminster United Church Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice were the wishes of Mr. PETERS.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
Turned opportunity into illustrious career
By Norris McDONALD, Toronto Star, Page G1
Len COATES, who died of cancer a week ago today at 69, made an amazing contribution to motorsport and automotive journalism. But it was due more to opportunism than idealism.
COATES simply saw a growing interest in cars and racing that wasn't being reflected adequately by the media; he jumped in to fill the void and to create a reputation for himself, all at the same time.
"When I graduated from Ryerson (in the mid-1960s), I got a job at the old Toronto Telegram," he told me once. "I wasn't particularly interested in motorsport at that point but I saw that they had a guy writing a freelance racing column once a week. They were paying him $25.
"I said to them -- mainly because I liked the idea of an extra 25 bucks every week -- 'Hey, I can do better than that,' and the sports editor at the time, Scott YOUNG, said, 'Go ahead.' That's how I got started."
The rest, as they say, is history. Len went on to write many racing stories for the Tely, was editor of Canadian Track and Traffic and World of Wheels magazines, became Canada's first full-time auto racing writer and columnist (for the Star, naturally) and created a public relations firm to promote the sport.
("I can get you 30 minutes with Denny Hulme at the Holiday Inn in Oshawa," he'd say. Or, "Come and have breakfast with Jackie Stewart," or, "Hey, let's you and me and John Cordts go find a bar.")
He also wrote a book, Challenge: The Story of Canadian Road Racing, published in 1970.
He kick-started the careers of any number of young Canadian racers. He'd write stories about them and then he'd go out and knock on the doors of prospective sponsors to get some financial support for them.
He'd even wander into the electronic field on occasion. He did pit reporting work at national and international races for both the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and CTV networks.
When the Canadian Tire Indy car team took flight in the 1980s (Jacques Villeneuve Sr. was the driver), guess who owner David BILLES hired as team spokesman? Why, Len COATES, of course.
There are those who say that without him, the first two or three induction galas of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in the early 1990s simply wouldn't have happened. He did the research on the inductees, wrote the scripts and organized those evenings.
And he played a large part in making the inaugural Molson Indy Toronto the smashing success that it was, too.
He is also a guy who had four official marriages and four unofficial ones, which means he was not standing around marking time.
Needless to say, he was a guy who burned the candle at both ends. One of his favourite expressions was: "If I had known I was going to live this long, I wouldn't have treated my body like a theme park."
And just about everybody I talked to this week about their favourite Len COATES story would start it by saying: "I don't think you'll be able to put this in a family newspaper."
But that's what made Lenny unique: he could sometimes be frustrating to be around, but there was never a dull moment.
One time we were in Indianapolis together. On an earlier trip, I'd made the acquaintance of a young lady named Mary Copeland.
She'd agreed to drive us out to the Indiana State Fairgrounds but she didn't take kindly to the government telling her how to run her life.
Because that same government was starting to tell its citizens to buckle up, Mary had, naturally, cut the seatbelts out of her car.
So Len gets in the back seat and can't find the seatbelts. He gets quite upset. "I can't ride in a car without seatbelts!" he wails.
"What if we have an accident and I'm killed? The headline will say, 'Automotive safety writer dies in car crash without seatbelt.'"
Enjoy the walk, says Mary.
He thinks for moment. Why spend good money on a cab ride to a car race when it can be put to better use on things like cigarettes and white wine?
So he borrows my necktie, attaches one end to the door handle and holds the other end tight down by his side.
This leaves the tie stretched right across his lap. It isn't a seatbelt by any stretch of the imagination but it does make him feel better.
Readers of Wheels will recall a glowing tribute to Len that was written a few weeks ago by his old pal, Jim KENZIE. I've tried to fill in some blanks. Here's what others had to say about him:
Jackie Stewart, three-time World Driving Champion:
"He was a fine journalist and a great enthusiast of our sport and a first-class ambassador both for motorsport and Canada as he travelled the world of racing. He was great company and had a wonderful sense of humour."
Rod Campbell, motorsport entrepreneur:
"We were in Brazil for a Formula One race in 1978 and Len was sunning himself on Ipanima Beach. The parade of beautiful women was astonishing. Len sat up straight as one particularly gorgeous lady sauntered past. He was still watching her when someone nearby yelled that Len's wallet was being stolen. Sure enough, she had been 'bait' and she quickly disappeared across the road with her accomplice.
"Len got the wallet and credit cards back but his money was gone. Although he was angry about the theft, Len still let it be known that since he'd had the pleasure of seeing 'the girl from Ipanima,' the day hadn't been a total loss."
Horst Kroll, Can-Am champion, friend:
"In 1977, I was racing in the rain at St-Jovite. I had rain tires but only three dry tires. If it stopped raining, I was going to be in trouble. Len told me before the race that if it stopped raining and started to dry up, I should find the puddles and drive through them to cool down the tires. Every time I came around, he was standing by the pit wall pointing to puddles and waving his arms to urge me to drive through them.
"You know, you're racing and you're busy and you can forget that and I really appreciated him reminding me. I finished third that day and it was all because of him."
F. David Stone, retired Toyota executive and former auto racing publicist:
"He had immense energy and could be incredibly creative. Once, when he was editor of World of Wheels magazine and a new model-year Mustang came out, he wanted to find out what the kids thought of it. So we took one over to my alma mater, East York Collegiate, and I stood across the street with a long lens camera and snapped pictures of him interviewing kids about the new Mustang.
"Young people talking about a young car. It was brilliant."
Sid Priddle, media manager of Grand Prix Edmonton and first media manager of the Molson Indy Toronto:
"At the first Molson Indy, there was a management meeting every morning at 6 o'clock.
"Everybody was expected to be there, and on time. Len could never seem to make it. He'd wander in at 6: 20 a.m., or 6:35.
"Finally, Brent Imlach, who was in charge, said: 'Len, this meeting starts at 6 o'clock.'
"Len looked at him with a straight face and said: 'Until I started to work here, I never knew there were two 6 o'clocks in a day'."
Dan Proudfoot, motorsport columnist for Carguide magazine and long-time racing reporter for the Toronto Sun:
"He was the first sports reporter to cover auto racing like a sport -- not like some of the freelancers at the time who were enamoured with it and wanted to be part of the scene.
"Len was just very professional in the way he conducted himself."
Gary Magwood, driving instructor, retired car racer, friend:
"Funny, articulate, a great guy."
Bill Brack, three-time Canadian Driving Champion:
"I knew Len COATES for 40 years. I'm sure there are many Canadian racers who have stories in their scrapbooks that were written by him. If you were any good, he wrote about you.
"And he had that interest, that passion, right to the end.
"I went to see him Saturday at noon. I told him there was a great story about historic Formula Atlantic in the latest issue of Vintage Motorsport magazine.
"He asked me to get him a copy, that he wanted to read it.
"Nine hours later, he died."
A memorial service for Len COATES will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., at the corner of Lascelles Blvd., four blocks west of Yonge St.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-05 published
MacDONALD, Carol
Passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2006 after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, at the age of 67. She is survived by her loving husband James, daughter Iris, son-in-law Michael SAVAGE, grand_son Colin and aunt, Jeannine COLBURNE. She will also be sadly missed by her brother Gerald COLBURNE. sister-in-law Karen and their family, nephews Allan and Simon MESTEL and his family, as well as many Friends in Canada and Scotland. May she rest in peace. Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Ave. E.). east of Kennedy Rd., on Tuesday, February 7 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the A.L.S. society of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
BARRETT, George Patrick Michael
Suddenly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2006, George Patrick Michael BARRETT of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, age 85 years, Veteran of the Second World War. Beloved husband of the late Minnie BARRETT. Devoted father of Diane BARRETT of Ottawa, Philip BARRETT of Toronto, and Cathy (Bill) BUSTARD of Charlottetown. Loving grandfather of Donald (Barb) BARRETT of Ottawa, Leanne (John) BENOIT of Covehead, Lindsay FOSTER of Stratford, Carey (Cheryl) FOSTER of New Haven and Carolyn (Vito) FURLANO of Toronto. Proud great-grandfather of Griffin and Alia BARRETT, Chloe and Brady BENOIT. Brother of Bruce BARRETT, Joan (Hughie) SKEELS, Frank (Betty) BARRETT, and Edna (Corbett) MacDONALD, and the late James BARRETT, Gordon BARRETT, and Mary STACK. Brother-in-law of Janos SIPOS. Remembered lovingly by numerous nieces and nephews. Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel, Charlottetown until Wednesday at 9: 45 a.m. then transferred to St. Dunstan's Basilica for Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment later in the Roman Catholic Cemetery. If so desired, memorials to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. The Royal Canadian Legion will hold a tribute service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
LARMER, Anna Donalda (née McKAY)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4th, 2006, in Barrie at the home of her daughter Marilyn HAMILTON (Rik,) in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold LARMER (Oshawa.) Daughter of the late George and Mary McKAY (née McDONALD) (Orillia.) Loving grandmother of Paul HAMILTON (Amy) of Toronto, and Tricia MIDDLETON (Michael) of Markham. Great-grandmother to Emily and Christopher MIDDLETON . Predeceased by brothers Nelson and Gordon McKAY and sisters Elsie McKAY, Laura McKAY, Vera THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and Evelyn GRANIK. Cremation. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment Mount Lawn Cemetery, Oshawa. Special thanks to those who cared for her: Community Care Access Centre, Paramed, Bayshore Healthcare and Red Cross. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice through Steckley-Gooderham Funeral HomeS, Barrie. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-10 published
McDONALD, Elizabeth
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Elizabeth McDONALD, in her 91st year. She passed away peacefully at Ina Grafton Gage Home on February 8th, 2006. Elizabeth will be fondly remembered by her brother, John; her three children, Anna, Bruce (Merete), Mae (John); her seven grandchildren, Trish, Steven, Bradley, Jodi, Glenn, Blair and Lynne; her thirteen great-grandchildren, Penni, Patricia, Danielle, Heather, Scott, Christina, Erin, Taylor, Isaiah, Sasha, Caitlin, Devin, Cody and Troy; her great-great-grand_son Nicholas; and her many Friends. A memorial/celebration of her life will be held at Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Gardens Lane, Willowdale, Ontario, on Saturday, February 18th at 10: 30 a.m. This will be followed by a reception at York Reception Centre, 1100 Millwood Road, by Overlea Blvd., East York from 12: 30 p.m. until 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To quote Elizabeth: "I'm not awa tae bide awa, I'll ever be watching o'er ye 'till we meet again."

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
McDONALD, Eldon Williams
Passed suddenly and peacefully with family by his side at Providence Healthcare on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in Toronto, after years of serious illness, at the age of 88. Loving husband of the late Hazel McDONALD. Dear father of Heather (Mike,) Karen (Ron,) Mel (Mary), and Brian (Louise). Devoted grandfather of Lisa (Stephen), Angela, Ryan, Katherine, and Johanna. He will be remembered by his nieces and nephews. Eldon was predeceased by his brothers Tom and Melvyn and sister Jennie. Eldon was born on a farm in Balcarres, Saskatchewan on January 20, 1918. At the age of 16, on the death of his father, he went to work to help support his mother and siblings. Prior to World War 2, he met Hazel HOPKINS, a nurse, when he was in the hospital for a minor injury. They married on November 23, 1943, while he was on a leave from the Navy. After the War, they bought a turkey farm outside of Victoria, British Columbia. Their first child was born in 1947. In the early 1950's Eldon went into sales and was very successful - as salesman, recruiter, trainer, and district manager. As a result, he and his family moved from city to city across Canada to start and/or build up sales offices. The last move was to Toronto in 1962. Eldon and Hazel were proud and loving parents and devoted grandparents. Family was the most important part of their lives. For years, they drove annually to Vancouver and back visiting family and relatives along the way in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Wonderful Sunday dinners for the entire family were a regular event all their lives, looked forward to by all. Eldon willingly volunteered to help family and Friends with anything he could throughout his life, and he and Hazel especially looked forward to any babysitting opportunities with their grandchildren. When Hazel became ill with Alzheimer's, Eldon was her sole caregiver for years, keeping her comfortable and happy at home. Eldon was a free spirit with a zest for life. He loved people and he loved to laugh. He was a real positive individual with a wonderful way of making others feel good. Much to the delight of his children, he had a soft spot for animals, returning from a sales trip on several occasions with a small puppy or kitten that needed a home. Eldon loved being outside, working in the garden with flowers and vegetables. This interest extended to his children's gardens as well! He was an avid reader and a great conversationalist in a broad range of subjects - history, geography, science, philosophy, current events and novels. He loved big band music, and he and Hazel loved to dance - in their younger years on roller skates! For years they enjoyed bowling in a league with their Friends. Though very ill, he never complained. Eldon will be sorely missed. Friends may call at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Monday, February 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held for Eldon and Hazel at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrew's Road, Scarborough on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to The Scarborough Hospital - General Division Attention Hemotology and Oncology Department or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.mcdbrown-scarb.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
SAVAGE, Elizabeth Jean (née RAMSAY)
Suddenly, at Etobicoke General Hospital, on February 9, 2006, at the age of 69. Predeceased by her husband George. Born in Montreal, Jean is survived by her sister Heather MacDONALD (Ian,) and very fondly remembered by her nephews Neil, Ross (Sonia), and Scott (Anne), and great-nieces and nephews Tori and Chris Camille and Andrew; Kieran and Callan. A courageous and good humoured lady, Jean had a wide range of Friends and acquaintances, including many residents at the Highway Terraces Apartments, her church groups and lodge (Moose Lodge). Funeral to be held at Rexdale Presbyterian Church, 2314 Islington Ave., Toronto, on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation prior to the service from 10: 00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Etobicoke Critical Health Care Foundation at William Osler Health Centre, 101 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario M9V 1R8, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Rexdale Presbyterian Senior Citizen Corporation, 2314 Islington Ave., Etobicoke M9W 4W9 would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
TOLHURST, Mark Andrew
Beloved son of Lynda TOLHURST (IZON) and John TOLHURST and his wife Edie. Loving brother of Sean, Jill FAIRHEAD and Janet. Predeceased by loving Grandparents Doug and Betty IZON and George TOLHURST. Survived by Grandmother Ruth TOLHURSAINT_Dear nephew to his Godparents Doug and Fran IZON, predeceased Gail MacDONALD (IZON,) and Vicki and Duncan NOBLE. Lovingly remembered by his cousins Valerie and Susan NEWTON, Holly, Kaitlyn and Doug IZON, and Bruce, Craig and Andrew NOBLE. Mark will be dearly missed. He touched us all with his passion, personality, spirit, kindness and generosity and will live on in our hearts.

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

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
MacDONALD, Hugh
At Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Sally (JEFFERY) MacDONALD. Loving father of Bonnie and husband Allan MINNS. Loved grandfather of Robin and husband Derek SHANKS. Great-grandfather of Ethan and Liam SHANKS. Brother of the late Angus, Ronald and Marguerite. Life member of Thorncrest Village and member of Kiwanis, Optimist Club, Queens Club and Toronto Board of Trade. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Weaver Family Funeral Home, 77 Second Street, Campbellford. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
MacDONALD, Ian Robert
Passed away peacefully at his residence in Port Rowan on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in his 81st year. Ian resided in Cooksville then retired to Washago before moving to Port Rowan. Ian worked for 43 years at the Texaco Refinery in Port Credit. Beloved husband of Margaret (GARLAND) whom he married March 9, 1946. Dear father of Glenn and wife Cathy of Ingersoll, Larry and wife Sandra of Batawa and David and wife Patricia of Turner Valley, Alberta. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Crystal, Jennifer and Jeremy, Mark, Michelle and Christina and by great-grandchildren Damon and Jett. Relatives and Friends may call at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home, 36 Front Street, Port Rowan on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 11: 00 a.m. until the time of the service in the Clark Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Alan FERGUSON officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family. Glendinning 519-586-2901.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
SKWARCHUK, Helen
Passed away after a lengthy illness, at Etobicoke General Hospital, on Friday, February 24, 2006. Helen SKWARCHUK (née HAWRYSKEVICH) of Aurora and formerly of Simcoe, Oshawa and Hamilton, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Samuel SKWARCHUK. Dear mother of Ruthann (Ronald) MacDONALD, Ester (William) NICHIPORIK, Marie (James) BLAKELEY, Joseph (Linda) SKWARCHUK, William (Joan) SKWARCHUK, Leonard (Diana) SKWARCHUK, and Russell SKWARCHUK. Dear sister of Annie (Fred) LYSIUK, Mary (Louis) NISCHUK, and predeceased by John (Jenny) and Steve HAWRYSKEVICH. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-granddaughters. Friends may call at SKWARCHUK Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803,) for visitation on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and for visitation on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Simcoe Seventh-day Adventist Church, 56 South Dr., Simcoe, from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
Bob MacDONALD, 76, chased the big stories
Longtime Sun reporter spent 55 years in business
'Banned for life' from press club several times
By Phinjo GOMBU, Staff Reporter
Bob MacDONALD, the Toronto Sun's legendary reporter and columnist, was a scrappy Maritime conservative skeptical of all politicians.
But he remained to the end a loyal admirer of Robert Stanfield, a fellow Nova Scotian who nearly became prime minister.
Like many other fellow Maritimers, MacDONALD had a stubborn streak that involved subservience to no one, recalled Peter WORTHINGTON, founding editor of the Sun, yesterday.
It was a trait that drove many of his editors crazy, WORTHINGTON said, although MacDONALD always managed to redeem himself by coming up with yet another great story.
MacDONALD, 76, died Sunday of prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease about 14 years ago.
"(MacDONALD) probably represents the Sun newsroom more than any single individual," said WORTHINGTON as he paid the ultimate tribute to MacDONALD, a reporter and columnist for 55 years.
"The newsroom won't quite be the same without him."
MacDONALD was born in the small mining town of Plymouth Park, Nova Scotia, the son of a shop steward on the railroad.
He graduated from Acadia University and then studied journalism at Columbia University in New York City before being hired by the Toronto Star in 1953.
He later spent a decade at the Toronto Telegram before joining the Sun.
Colleagues yesterday remembered him as a brave, iconoclastic reporter who never tired of chasing a great story, but who always found time to mentor young reporters.
His scoops over the years were famous.
For the Star, using old contacts, he managed to sneak into the room where Prince Philip was visiting relatives of the victims of the Springhill mining disaster.
For the Telegram, he covered the FLQ crisis, and for the Sun, he wrote the paper's first front-page story about a $10 million boondoggle involving the sale of supposedly surplus jets the government had to replace.
WORTHINGTON said MacDONALD would drive the Ottawa press gallery nuts by breaking stories -- which they had to follow -- during his occasional visits to cover Parliament Hill.
He was such a great reporter that WORTHINGTON made sure that despite his desire to be a columnist, MacDONALD continued to break stories for the Sun for some time.
Outside of the newsroom, MacDONALD's exploits included the dubious distinction, along with Star cartoonist Duncan MacPHERSON, of being "banned for life" several times after dustups at the press club.
"When he was off the wagon, life was far more exciting, but it was much easier when he was on it," WORTHINGTON said.
After he became a Sun columnist in the late 1970s, MacDONALD was finally able to freely flaunt his blue Tory beliefs, while railing against the evils of communism and terrorism.
He had clear likes and dislikes. During the Bosnian conflict, he supported the Croatians and opposed the Serbians.
One story around that time had him so angry that his twice-weekly column had been cut to once a week that he organized members of the Croatian community to picket the Sun until the decision was reversed.
"The thing about my dad was that he talked to everybody, from the most glamorous movie star and well-known politician, to the guy walking on the street with his hand out because that's all he had," said his only child, Moira MacDONALD, a freelance writer.
"He was genuinely interested in people and the stories they had to tell," she said.
Besides his daughter, MacDONALD is survived by his wife Nellie-Joe, grand_son Holm GILL, sister Betty HEIGHTON, brother Russell MacDONALD and nine nephews and nieces.
A memorial is planned for Thursday at a time and place to be determined.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
MacDONALD, Louis G.
(Veteran World War 2, Royal Air Force)
Passed away at the Etobicoke General Hospital on Monday, February 27, 2006, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Loving father of Bettylou DAVIES and her husband Ken of Shelburne and Gordon MacDONALD and his wife Barbara of Stroud. Dear grandfather of Michael and Shannon DAVIES and Michael and Melissa MacDONALD. Great-grandfather of Adrianna and Sabastian. Survived by his sisters Jean WALLACE of Vineland and Maisie SCOTT of Scotland. He will be sadly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Lung Association.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
MacDONALD, Robert William
Passed away at North York General Hospital on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at dawn after a 14-year-long, knock-'em-down fight with prostate cancer. He was 76. A battler, a man of many words, and also of love, Bob is survived by his wife Nellie-Joe, daughter Moira, and grand_son Holm. He will be greatly missed by brother Russell (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), sister Betty (Stellarton, Nova Scotia), their spouses and nine nieces and nephews, who knew him as their beloved "Uncle Bob". Also mourning this loss are close family Friends Ingrid KERN, her son Graham GILL, and many Friends and colleagues at The Toronto Sun. A big thanks to Dr. Scott BERRY and the compassionate, skilled staff at Sunnybrook Hospital's Regional Cancer Centre, as well as his many caregivers at home. Donations, if desired, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, and The Regent Park Christmas Dinner. Friends may alternatively choose to perform an act of random kindness in Bob's name. Visitation will be held at Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Ave. E.) Wednesday, March 1 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Hope United Church, 2550 Danforth Avenue (Main St. and Danforth Ave.), Toronto on Thursday, March 2 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
MacDONALD, Finley J.M.
Radar Mechanic World War 2.
Peacefully, at York Central Hospital, on March 4, 2006. Beloved husband of Betty (WOOD.) Loving father of Angus (Heather,) Duncan (Gaye), Finley (Susan), and Cameron. Survived by sister Catherine BURROWS in Scotland. Dearest Grandad of Alex, Liam, Meggie, Laura, Cailin, Christie, Brenna, Brandon and Fiona. Service and interment to be held at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church (10066 Yonge Street, north of Major Mackenzie Drive), on Thursday, March 9 at 11 a.m. Reception immediately following at the Church. Donations to the M.S. Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
PARTINGTON, Kevin Philip (1948-2006)
With sadness and regret the Partington family reports that on Friday, March 3, Kevin died suddenly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An avid traveller, he was about to take a cruise to Costa Rica and Panama. A longtime social worker with the former North York Board of Education until 1999, when he took early retirement, during the last few years he had turned to background performing, appearing most recently in the movie Cinderella Man. Kevin was a unique individual who touched many people's lives with his no-nonsense approach to work, his zest for living, and his boisterous sense of humour. Predeceased by his mother Norah, he will be greatly missed by his twin brother Richard, sister Linda and mate Robert, brother Stephen and spouse Laura, and half-brother Dominic; step-siblings Simon TUNLEY and spouse Lawrie, Philip TUNLEY and spouse Mary Anne, Athen MacDONALD and spouse Colin his father Michael PARTINGTON and spouse Gillian; nieces Chloë BISAILLON and Maia PARTINGTON; step-father John KEATS; dear Friends John LYNCH, Mary HUTCHINGS and Sharron RICHARDS, and travelling companion Mark STEFFEN. Donations may be made in Kevin's name to David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Services, 355 Church Street, Toronto M5B 1Z8, an agency he helped to found.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
LEMOINE JACKSON, Joan Lorraine (née McDONALD)
Passed away on March 9, 2006 at Scarborough General Hospital. Loving wife of the late Archie LEMOINE. Dearest mother of John Paul (Barb), Julie (Frank), Jeanna (Bruce), James (Isabel). Sister of John McDONALD and Ann BLODGETT. Predeceased by her son Michel and her loving parents Don and Rena McDONALD. Joan will be sadly missed by many family and Friends and companions at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 258, Highland Creek. Visitation will be held at The Simple Alternative, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering (905-686-5589) on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Joan's wish was for donations to the Good Shepherd Centre, 412 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario (416-868-3619).

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
POWELL, Harry H., Major
(Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals)
Of Blue Jay Farm, Ossossane. Born in Preston, Ontario on October 3rd, 1914. Died peacefully at Leacock Nursing Home in Orillia on Friday, March 10th, 2006, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Eugénie POWELL (née MacDONALD.) Lovingly remembered by his eight children: Elaine GIBSON of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Donald (Ive) of Toronto, Mary SAJECKI (Edward) of Mississauga, Anne ROSS (Jamie) of Orillia, Frances RENNIE (Don) of Ottawa, Patricia HARTMAN (John) of Lafontaine, John (Kim) of New Zealand and Joan MacMILLAN (James) of Ossossane Beach, and his 21 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna PAWELKO, his sisters Kaye and Josephine, and his brothers John and Frank. Major POWELL faithfully served his country for 31 years, including overseas for the entirety of World War 2, and with the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon, 1958-1959. After retiring from the military, he designed and constructed a home in the country and became a gentleman farmer. He was a lover of nature and keenly interested in protection of the environment. Friends may call at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland on Sunday, March 12th from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Perkinsfield on Monday, March 13th at 3 p.m. Spring interment at Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Midland. If desired, memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Special thanks for the empathy and care shown by the staff of the Leacock Nursing Home.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
McDONALD, Margaret Aileen (formerly TREVETT, née CHARTERIS)
Peacefully in Barrie, on Saturday, March 11, 2006. Margaret (Maggie), in her 89th year, widow of the late Herbert McDONALD of Vancouver and the late William (Jack) TREVETT of Toronto. Mother of Judi (Larry) SHIELDS of Barrie and the late Tony TREVETT. Grandmother of Jondavid (Sandra) and Cameron (Courtney). Great-grandmother of Taylor, Devyn, and Teegan. Sister of Stan CHARTERIS (Doris.) Cousin of Ernie WRIGHT (Dot.) Remembered fondly by her dear friend and fellow potter Shirley Krsic of Bathurst, South Africa. A service to commemorate Margaret's life will be held at the Elgin Mills Cemetery, Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 1591 Elgin Mills Rd. East (west of Hwy. 404), Richmond Hill (905-737-1720) on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 1: 30 p.m., followed by a reception at Elgin Mills. If desired, a donation may be made to either C.A.R.E. Canada or Grove Park Home, Barrie.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-15 published
MacDONALD, Agnes Mary (née MILNE)
(Long-time employee of Polytarp Products)
Peacefully with her family at her side at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Monday, March 13, 2006 in her 66th year. Dear mother of Robert and his wife Karen and predeceased by Janice NEAL and mother-in-law of Barry NEAL (and fiancée Diane McCANN.) Loving grandmother of Michael NEAL, Melanie, Brent, Kearsten, Corrie and Caitlin MacDONALD. Dear sister of Marilyn REED and the late Jim MILNE. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Helen MILNE, and her former husband the late William George MacDONALD. Will also be remembered by her special friend Ray MASON. Friends may visit at The Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill on Thursday, March 16th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Highland Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
MATTISON, Lorne Thomas
Chief Petty Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War 2. Retired employee of Toronto Board of Education.
Suddenly on March 11, 2006, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Pearl McDONALD of Glace Bay, and proud father of three daughters, Lorna (Norm McINTYRE,) Eileen EVANS, and Lynda (Greg MILANI,) who will remember him with love, respect and beautiful memories. He was a loving grandfather to Colin, Amber, Breton MATTISON, Kyla EVANS and Kirk, Alex, Krystyna, Christian MILANI, and great-grandfather to Alyssa MILANI. Lorne is survived by his sisters Ruth METSOYA, Hope SNELL, and his brothers Charlie and Bob MATTISON. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of Lorne's life will be held at Fratelli Vescio Funeral Homes Ltd. (8101 Weston Rd., south of Langstaff Rd., 905-850-3332) on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
YOUNG, John Scott
Passed away peacefully at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, on March 15, 2006, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Joy. Loving father of Scott and his wife Helen and Doug. He will be sadly missed by his grand_son Noah. Survived by his sisters Marjory MacDONALD, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Rita (Jack) GUILFOYLE, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Patricia (Ted) JOHNSON, Surrey, British Columbia Nancy (Carmen) FADER, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Lilla (Alan) TANNER, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and brothers James (Donna) YOUNG, Pictou, Nova Scotia; and Bertram (Lugene) YOUNG, Truro, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by brother Alexander (Sandy) YOUNG, and parents Albert and Una (MURRAY) YOUNG. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment at a later date at Dalrymple United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Centre - Cancer Oncology Unit, www.trilliumhealthcentre.org Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
COUTTS, David
Peacefully with his sons at his side in Nipissing Manor Nursing Care Centre, Corbeil on Friday, March 24, 2006 in his 86th year. Dave COUTTS was predeceased by his wife Eileen Victoria (ALLINGHAM.) He was the beloved father of David COUTTS (Susan) and Ken COUTTS, all of Chisholm; grandfather of Rob COUTTS (Sharon) of Bowmanville, Heather MIRTL (Jason) of North Bay, Stephen COUTTS of Chisholm and Randy COUTTS of Orillia; great-grandfather of Matthew, Taylor, MacKenzie, Morgan, Courtney, Caitlin, Aaron and Analise. Dave is survived by sisters Janet AIRD (late Neil) of Uxbridge and Jean COUTTS of Toronto and brother Claude COUTTS of Seattle, Washington. He was predeceased by brothers John and Bill COUTTS and sister Isabel SCARFE (late Don.) Also survived by his sisters-in-law Edith COUTTS, Norma COUTTS and Madelaine McDONALD, and brothers-in-law Al NORRIS (late Glady) and Dick BAILEY (late Evelyn.) Many thanks to the staff at Nipissing Manor for the loving care they provided over the last two years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Paul Funeral Home Chapel, Powassan. Memorial donations to the Charity or Evangelical Church of your choice would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan 705-724-2024.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
MacDONALD, Jean Isabel (née GIFFEN) (1911-2006)
Formerly of Inglewood. Peacefully passed away at Extendicare Brampton, on March 25, 2006 at the age of 94. Dear wife of the late J. Duncan (1974). Dear mother of Robert (Vivianne) (Arthur, Ontario,) Isabel HOWEY (Mike PILLAR) (Minden, Ontario,) and Norman (Gwen) (Inglewood, Ontario). Grandmother of six. Great-grandmother of seven. Friends and family will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
McDONALD, Alexander
(Retired Sales Manager Domtar Fine Papers, Past Grand Master Rehoboam Lodge No. 65 and longtime member of Board of Trade Golf Club)
Peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Wednesday, March 29th, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Isabelle. Dear father of Bruce and Fraser and father-in-law of Sandi and Andrea. Dear Grandfather to Kevin and Bryan, Devon and Drew. A service will be held at The Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.), on Saturday at 3 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
McDONALD, Jeanie
At the Rouge Valley Health System, Ajax, on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Danny McDONALD. Loving mother of Donald and Maureen, Jeannette and Ray JOHNSON, Robert and Anna (Marie). Cherished grandmother of Derek, Janice, Steven, Mark, Anna-Marie, Angela and Andrea, and special great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Seamus and EllaJane. Dear sister of Andy and Sadie MONTGOMERY. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering), on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. A book of condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-31 published
HUME, Mary (née MacDONALD)
Passed away in her sleep on Saturday, March 18, 2006. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Fred. Mom to Diane (and the late John WARD) and Ian (Sandy.) "Mac" to grandchildren Mike WARD (Patty), Doug WARD, Susan (Dave CARNAFFAN), Stephanie (Mike MEEHAN) and Lindsey (Kyle STANFORD.) Missed by great-grandchildren Jonathon, Jessica, Christine and Connor WARD, Adam and Kathryn CARNAFFAN and Kate and Ryan MEEHAN. A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at York Downs Golf Club on Wednesday, April 19th from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Markham-Stouffville Hospital would be appreciated.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-02 published
McDONALD, " Rene" Clara Irene (née BROWN)
Born in her cherished Eston, England on April 12, 1918 to her dear late parents George and Eva May (NORTH) BROWN. Entered into eternal rest in the loving care of her family at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Rene (BROWN) beloved wife of the late Edward Louis McDONALD for 63 years. Devoted mother of her eight children and their spouses. Proud and loving grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 12. Fondly remembered by her sister Eva RAYSON of Middlesbrough, England. Friends may call at the Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre,, 1111 Danforth Avenue (one block east of Donlands subway) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006. Celebration of Life Services will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at eleven o'clock. Refreshments to follow the service. Private cremation. By request, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Rest In Peace "We'll Meet Again" Your Loving Family

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
MacKAY, Ellen Agnes
In her 94th year, Ellen Mackay passed away, on March 31, 2006, in the Palliative Care Unit at Toronto East General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Angus MacKAY, loving mother of Jean MacDONALD and Grace WANNAN. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Alison MacDONALD, Lesley MacDONALD (Dan DOWNEY), Daphne DONAHUE (Brian,) David WANNAN (Tracey ROBERTSON,) Kate SIRETT (Ken,) and Blair WANNAN. Loving great-grandmother of Antonia and Elly MacDONALD, Eryn and Emma DOWNEY, Grace DONAHUE and Makenzie WANNAN. A special thank you to the staff at the Palliative Care Unit. A Service for the family was held Sunday, April 2nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Toronto East General Hospital or the Cancer Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
SMILLIE, George McDonald "Don"
(Drummer with "The Silhouettes")
Peacefully at Providence Centre, Toronto on Saturday, April 1, 2006. Don, in his 70th year, beloved husband of Elizabeth FISHER. Loving father of Doreen WHYNACHT (Clayton); Allan SMILLIE (Laura) Beverly and Michael LAVIOLETTE. Loved grandfather of Spencer, T.J., Emilee, Falynn, Kurt and Tyler. Lovingly remembered by his cousins Netta of Paisley, Scotland and Doreen, as well as his brothers-in-law Benny and Reggie in Northern Ireland and Norm McDONALD (Emma.) Predeceased by his brother James SMILLIE and brother-in-law Eddie FISHER. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Scarborough Funeral Centre, 2966 Eglinton Ave. East (west of Bellamy Rd.) on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
SHANTZ, Joyce Helen (née McDONALD)
Peacefully passed away at the Toronto East General Hospital on Monday, April 3, 2006, in her 85th year, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Jack in 1967. Loved mother of Marilyn GLAHOLM and husband Bryan, Nancy SHANTZ, Donna DUARTE and husband Joe, Jack SHANTZ and wife Donna, Dayn SHANTZ and wife Laurie, and Kenneth SHANTZ and wife Annie. Dear grandmother of Susanne, Lori, Lisa, Adam, Jason, Shane, Evan, Katheryne, Kevin and Cindy. Great-grandmother of Wesley, Taylor, Connor, Victoria, Evelyn, Paige, Wilhelm, Dylan, Grant, Kara and Jessica. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Private family service to be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
McKEOWN, Eileen A.
Passed away suddenly at her home in Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in her 89th year. Daughter of the late Thomas and Mary McKEOWN. Dear sister of Margaret DONNELLY of Toronto, Catherine MacDONALD of Stayner and predeceased by Mary ARMSTRONG, Leo, Ambrose, Harry, Frank and Joseph McKEOWN. Eileen will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Resting at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street East, Alliston on Friday, April 7, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, North Adjala on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment North Adjala Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
SAVAGE, Edith
In loving memory of Edith SAVAGE, who died peacefully on April 6, 2006, in her 75th year. Edith was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bud) SAVAGE. Those who knew Edith will remember her for her optimism, strength and courage against a number of physical challenges in recent years, her infectious laugh, her ability to tell humorous and captivating stories and her unrelenting love for her grandchildren, Sarah SAVAGE of Toronto, Fuad AZZEH of Sudbury, and Geoffrey SAVAGE of Toronto. She will be deeply and sorrowfully missed by her children Timothy and Marilyn SAVAGE of Toronto, Kymm and Wael AZZEH of Sudbury, and Pamela SAVAGE of Toronto. Will be missed by her sister and brothers, Elsie and Nick SOLSKI, Edward (Eddie) and Marilyn KOTYLUK, Robert (Bob) KOTYLUK and Judy MacDONALD, and Carol TILLER, and all her nieces and nephews. Edith had a devoted career as a banker at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and once retired enjoyed many good times with her dear Friends, "the bridge girls", her sorority sisters of Beta Sigma Phi. As requested by Edith, please do not be sad and mourn her passing. Just remember the good times. Memorial Service at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Friends may gather after 12: 30 p.m. Sunday. Special thanks to Audrey WADGE, her personal care worker and friend for 9 years, as well as Doctor DUBE and the nurses on 4BC at the Saint_Joseph's (Sudbury Regional Hospital) for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Saint Mark's United Church or charity of your choice.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-15 published
McDONALD, Peter
Peacefully, surrounded by his family and Friends, at Providence Health Care, on Thursday, April 13, 2006, in his 68th year. Loving father of Stephen and his wife Kim. Dear grandpa of Ashley. Sadly missed by his loving companion Pat WILKINS, who has been there, supported and encouraged him, to the end. He is the brother of Thomas and his wife Mary, Catherine and her husband Jim JOHNS, and predeceased by his sister Annie. Loving uncle of Peter and Beverley, Martin and Tina and their children Thomas and Elizabeth. Survived by Rena McDONALD, Stephen's mother, and by family and Friends, all in Scotland. Friends will be received by the family at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East (east of Kennedy Rd.), Agincourt, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Barnabus Catholic Church, 10 Washburn Way (Sheppard Ave., east of Markham Rd.), on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
LIOTTA, John Anthony "J.L." (1938-2006)
At University Hospital, London, peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by family, on Good Friday, April 14, hours prior to his 43rd wedding anniversary. Loving husband of Nancy (née CARMICHAEL) of Collingwood, Ontario. Beloved father of Joanne BROWN (Rod) of Collingwood, John LIOTTA (Rebecca) of Stratford, Christy McDONALD (John) of Shanty Bay, James LIOTTA of Collingwood and Michael LIOTTA of Collingwood. Grandfather of Jordan, Connor, and Hannah BROWN, Kelsea and John LIOTTA, Carter, Lucas and Samuel McDONALD. Son-in-law of W.J. (Scotty) CARMICHAEL of Collingwood. He will be missed by sisters, Ignatia ARRIGO and Virginia STEVENS, and brother Salvatore LIOTTA. Predeceased by parents, Diego and Josephine LIOTTA and sisters, Mary GRIESI and Josephine LIOTTA. Born on October 8, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario. Attended Saint Peter's Choir School, Saint Michael's College H.S., University of Toronto. Graduated from Assumption University of Windsor and later received his Masters of Education from O.I.S.E. Teaching career included: Michael Power H.S., New Toronto H.S., Stayner C.I., Collingwood C.I. until his retirement in 1993. Teacher, coach, mentor, community leader, J.L. generously shared his passion for people. John's family will receive visitors on Tuesday, April 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 63 Elgin Street, Collingwood. Interment at Saint Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Foster Parents Plan, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital are suggested. Thanks to the specialized talents of all the medical staff, including Doctors DISTEFANO and McFARLAND and the Nursing Staff of General and Marine Hospital, Doctors KIAII, and McKENZIE and the Intensive Care Unit nurses at University Hospital in London. Heartfelt thanks to Michelle DEMPSEY for her love and support. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-17 published
PROCIUK, Barbara Danuta
Died in peace surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 13, at age 93, in Toronto. Predeceased in 1974 by her adoring husband, Major (Polish Forces, retired) Aleksander PROCIUK. Beloved mother of Margaret WYSZKOWSKI (Andrew) of Toronto and Major (Canadian Forces, retired) Richard PROCIUK (Janina) of Ottawa. Cherished "Bunia" of Michael WYSZKOWSKI (Amanda) of Texas, Katherine MacDONALD (Peter) of Oakville, and Christopher WYSZKOWSKI (Robyn) of Florida. Great-grandmother to Erin, Kevin, Grace and Anna. Dear sister-in-law of Helena in Lviv. Fondly remembered by Friends and family in Canada, the U.S.A. and Poland. The family is grateful for the excellent and loving care provided by everyone at Copernicus Lodge. In accordance with our mother's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service/celebration of life will be held in the future. Your prayers are welcome. If desired, donations may be made to the Copernicus Lodge Foundation, 66 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 3A7.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-18 published
SAMS, Bessie (née WILSON)
Passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at her residence. Bessie, born December 12, 1924 in Guysborough Road, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Bertha (WEST) WILSON. Her passion was for her grandchildren and family. She will be remembered as someone who lived life to the fullest and was loved by a large extended family. She is survived by daughters Sharon (Dean) McDONALD, Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia, Natalie WILSON, Kingston, Darlene (Reid) KANE, Toronto, Thora and Joanne both of Toronto, sons Tommy, Tony and Jimmy (Ursula) all of Toronto. Nanny to 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Irene RILEY, Lucasville, Nova Scotia, Pat WILSON, Toronto, brother Bert WILSON, Toronto. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by sisters Alice, Mildred, Edith, Norma and Maxine, brothers Herbert, Neddie, Bradford (twin brother), Charlie and Freddie. Friends will be received at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy, 3200 Dundas St. West. Interment at a later date. Family flowers only, in lieu, donations in Bessie's memory may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Society.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
WATKINS, William Lorne
On Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 at Oakville, Ontario in his 86th year. Loving husband of deceased wife Mildred; proud father of son Gary, and his wife Renee; brother of sister Margaret MacDONALD and missed by his good Friends Nessie, Audrey and Ted. A loyal employee of Colgate-Palmolive for 43 years; a proud member of Major Conn Smythe's M.C. 30th light anti-aircraft battery, 6th Cdn L.A.A. Regiment R.C.A. serving in Britain prior to "D" Day and from the beaches of Normandy through France, Belgium and Holland in the liberation of those countries. A Service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2006 at the Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr Street, 905-844-2600) prior to cremation and burial in Saint_James Cemetery's family plots beside his wife, mother and father. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place WATKINS on the subject line.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
MacDONALD, Audrey (née MILLER)
Peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Toronto East General Hospital in her 88th year after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband Jack. Loving mother of Jim (Gail) of Aurora, Ted (Jane) of Burlington, Doug of Little Britain, Janet of Lindsay, John of Scarborough and Ross (Sue) of Oshawa. Survived by sisters Dorthea FLETCHER of Orillia and Helen KING of Toronto. Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Funeral Service will be held at Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main Subway) on Thursday, April 27th at 2: 30 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
INCH, Vivian (née FRANKISH)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2006 at Dryden Regional Health Centre in her 89th year. Predeceased by husband Howard. Loving mother of Diane (Bryan) McDONALD and Ted (Lila) INCH. Loving grandmother of Scott (Gail) McDONALD, Lee and Devin INCH and Amanda CAMERON. Great-grandmother of Chloe. Dear sister of Donny FRANKISH, Eileen TURNER, Muriel (Jack) MacFARLANE, sister-in-law to Dawn, Mildred and Jocelyn INCH. Vivian will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Funeral services will be held at the Stevens Funeral Homes, Dryden, Ontario, 807-223-6601, on Friday, April 28th at 11: 30 a.m. Should Friends desire, donations to the Dryden Regional Health Centre Palliative Care or a charity of choice may be made through the Stevens Funeral Homes "Moffat Chapel", P.O. Box 412, Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be emailed to sympathycard@shaw.ca

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-15 published
Four homicides, one long night
Police chase leads in garage slaying of man, woman
Other victims are man who was shot, Brampton mother
By Thulasi SRIKANTHAN, Meghan HURLEY and Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporters with files from Jim WILKES
Virgilo CUEVAS often used the garage of his home for refuge, and to smoke -- and that's where he and a female "acquaintance" were shot dead, leaving Toronto police searching for a motive and the killers.
"We're still working on a couple of theories, but there's nothing concrete that I can say yet," homicide Det. Wayne FOWLER said yesterday.
CUEVAS, 31, and a 56-year-old woman were found lying on the concrete floor of the attached garage of a house near Steeles Ave. E. and Markham Rd. on Wednesday night. Police were waiting to notify next of kin yesterday before releasing the woman's identity.
Meanwhile, police on the other side of Toronto were investigating the Wednesday evening slaying of a man in his 40s, and Peel Region police were probing the death of a 31-year-old mother of two whose body was found early yesterday.
A man identified by Friends as Gerald McDONALD may have been killed over the cash he was carrying when he was shot in an apartment building on Weston Rd. near Eglinton Ave. W., a friend speculated.
"He had $1,700 in his pocket. Maybe someone knew that he cashed his cheque and that he had this money," said Nancy IANNRELLA, owner of Nancy's Bar and Grill, next to the apartment.
McDONALD had been released from jail just two hours before he was killed, she said, and had dropped into the bar before going to cash the cheque.
Police were called to the building at about 7: 23 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported hearing gunshots.
The victim died in hospital yesterday.
About 90 minutes later, in Scarborough, CUEVAS' wife, Maria, found her husband and his friend after she drove up to the house around 8: 45 p.m. Wednesday.
The garage door was partly open, and when she drove in she could see one of the bodies, FOWLER said.
She then went inside, where the couples' three young children were with their grandparents.
FOWLER said no one in the house is a suspect.
CUEVAS was home all day and had gone on his own into the garage, where he was joined by the woman.
"The purpose of her visit, I don't know," FOWLER said. She doesn't live nearby and was driven to the address. The wife knows "her husband's friend" by sight.
There was no romantic relationship, he added.
witnesses: described two men, of Asian or Filipino descent -- as were the victims -- wearing light-coloured jackets or jerseys running away from the scene.
No firearms were located.
The wife's father, who asked not to be identified, said he saw his distraught daughter early yesterday morning.
The only thing she would say was that her husband was gone. "That's all," her father said. "She was crying really hard."
The children do not really know what is going on, he said. Two of them are staying with him. "They are sad, they cannot sleep."
Neighbours say they often saw the children running around the red-brick home, cycling and spending time with their father in the backyard, where they often barbecued.
Yesterday, a shiny blue bicycle with training wheels sat on the freshly cut lawn.
"Nothing like this ever happened on this street before," said Darrell RUBIO, who has lived there for three years. He said the family held a lot of parties, and there were always people coming in and out.
Rayne DOOKIE was in her home relaxing when she thought she heard a loud noise.
"I heard a shot. I thought it was a car backfiring." She said she quickly dismissed it because she couldn't imagine anything like a murder happening in their quiet neighbourhood.
Councillor Raymond CHO was going door-to-door in his ward to reassure citizens.
"I was totally frustrated, shocked and angry, because this is a good community," he said.
Meanwhile, Peel Region saw its fourth homicide this year with the death of Malena MORALES, whose body was found in a 12th-floor Brampton apartment early yesterday.
Police found MORALES's body showing "obvious signs of trauma" when they responded to a call at about 2 a.m., said Const. Jennifer BRYER.
Homicide detectives sealed off the building, on Steeles Ave. W. near Hurontario Street, and officers canvassed other residents throughout the day.
Residents said the woman lived with a man and two children, but it was not known whether she was married.
Two boys, a 10-year-old and his younger brother, were being cared for by relatives as police searched for a male suspect.
"This used to be a good building," said a woman who has lived there 16 years.
"But it's been going downhill for the last year or so. There have been a lot of drugs and dealers and the police have been here many times."
An autopsy is planned today at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.
The gunning-down of the man Friends called McDONALD, whom police have not officially identified, makes him the fifth homicide victim killed somewhere along Weston Rd. in just a few months.
On July 2, a 25-year-old man was gunned down outside a bar on Weston south of Rogers Rd.
Three men tried to steal the money being collected at the club's front door, police said. A second victim caught in the crossfire was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On June 13, police found Clive McNABB, 39, stabbed to death in his Weston Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. apartment, just steps from the scene of Wednesday's shooting.
A week before McNABB's death, 22-year-old Gabriel JARAMILLO was shot dead in the area around Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E. Peyton BADIRU, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case.
And at the end of March, Romaine LAWRENCE, 18, was killed when bullets tore through the window of a pizza parlour at Weston Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W.
"We've been directing our resources along that stretch of Weston Rd.," Staff Sgt. Gary MULHOLLAND, of 12 Division, said in response to a question about the cluster of homicides.
"Over the past few years we've had initiatives to lower violence and we will continue to do so."
MULHOLLAND said that while it is "unsettling for the neighbourhood," the violence mostly seems related to activities of criminals in the area. "It's not just the average citizen walking down the street."
That's little comfort to McDONALD's bar-owner friend, since he was shot steps away from where she works.
Someone came running into the bar screaming to call the police after the shooting, IANNRELLA said.
She was working when it happened and saw the victim in the hallway when she went upstairs.
"I can't sleep because I'm in such shock because it happened in my neighbourhood," IANNRELLA said.
"I know when I go home in the night I get scared."

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-24 published
Boating accident kills Mississauga principal
Called 'respected, strong mentor' to pupils, staff, colleagues
Boat swept through gate in dam on Loon Lake, police say
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
The popular principal of a Mississauga elementary school has died after a weekend boating accident in cottage country.
Ontario Provincial Police said Deborah MacDONALD was paddling a 12-foot motorboat across Loon Lake, near Kearney, to meet her husband at a public boat launch to put the boat in storage for the winter.
But the 53-year-old woman was apparently swept down a spillway in a concrete dam on the lake and struck her head on the dam's edge.
"The motor wasn't working, so she was paddling it," an Ontario Provincial Police officer said yesterday.
"Her injuries were grave," he said. "It was a tragic mishap."
Staff and students at Mississauga's Thomas Street Middle School, where MacDONALD was principal, were mourning her death yesterday.
In a letter to parents, Jim GRIEVE, Peel's director of education, called MacDONALD "an incredibly caring educator who was very involved with the students at the school and a recognized leader in education with 30 years of experience in the Peel board.
"She will be greatly missed."
Flags at Peel schools were at half-mast in her honour. Crisis counsellors were also at Thomas Street Middle School to help staff and students cope with MacDONALD's death.
MacDONALD had also been principal at Greenbriar Senior Public School in Brampton.
"She was a totally committed and dedicated professional," said Judith NYMAN, Peel's associate education director.
"At the heart of anything she's ever done… the best interests of students were always at the forefront.
"She has been a strong mentor, not only for students and staff, but also with colleagues, a highly respected person that people could turn to for assistance, advice and counsel," Nyman said.
Ken MacDONALD said he found his wife slumped in the boat when he drove around the lake to meet her on Saturday.
Police told him she likely suffered severe head injuries when she went through an adjustable sluice gate in the dam, he said.
He said he ran up a hill to get neighbours to call police and paramedics, then returned to the scene to give his wife aid until they arrived.
"I certainly tried," he said.
"I did everything I possibly could."
MacDONALD was taken to the Huntsville and District Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, where she died Sunday.
"She has a wonderful legacy, from her beautiful children to a vast array of people from all walks of life," Ken said. "She enjoyed life to the fullest and was skilled at bringing people together."
Married for 26 years to Ken, Deborah MacDONALD also leaves daughter Becky, who is following her footsteps at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto, son Robert at Brock University and daughter Katie at Niagara College.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario St. in Mississauga at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

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McDONALD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-20 published
Marian GRUDEFF, 79: Musical prodigy
Child prodigy made concert debut at 11
Her career included Broadway musicals
By Debra BLACK, Staff Reporter
For Marian GRUDEFF the place she loved to be more than anywhere else in the world was behind a piano, tickling the ivories and singing George Gershwin or Jerome Kern.
The renowned Canadian musician and composer -- whose work was recorded by both Louis Armstrong and Richard Burton -- died November 4 from organ failure at age 79.
Up until very recently, she had continued teaching piano and coaching an amateur vocal group in her home in Toronto.
"She was a perfectionist and it was something she learned as a child from a very young age being groomed to be a concert pianist," recalls her son Christopher McDONALD, a Toronto restaurateur.
"She did something that was very rare musically. She could play the piano and chitchat at the same time. I asked her one day while we were messing around if she could improvise a fugue and read The New Yorker out loud at the same time. She pulled it off."
GRUDEFF, a Toronto native whose parents moved here from Bulgaria, was a child prodigy, making her concert debut at 11 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Massey Hall. She performed Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy on the piano. Behind the conductor's baton was Sir Ernest MacMillan -- the godfather of Canadian music.
GRUDEFF went on to have an outstanding concert career, performing at Town Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York in the 1950s as well as concerts in Europe. She eventually gave up touring and became the musical director of Toronto's Spring Thaw -- a musical comedy revue.
There she met Ray JESSEL, a musician and composer, who eventually became her writing partner. The two of them wrote the music for Broadway show Baker Street in 1964. She became the first Canadian to write a Broadway show.
GRUDEFF and JESSEL also wrote Hellzapoppin' for Expo '67 in Montreal, which starred Soupy Sales, and the musical Life Can Be -- Like Wow, based on Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière, for the Charlottetown Festival in 1969.
In the '70s she briefly resumed her concert career and taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music before teaching privately. "She taught hundreds of people piano from 1971 on," said McDONALD. "Basically she devoted herself to piano teaching. My mother became their friend, their mentor, their confidante."
The picture Friends and family paint is of a dynamic, enthusiastic woman devoted to her art. "Marian was an immensely enthusiastic person. … but she would never let me get away with second-best," said JESSEL, her long-time musical collaborator who now performs as a cabaret singer in New York.
"She was an impeccable musician and also was very fussy about the way our words went. She was magical when she was at the piano singing the songs of Rodgers and Hart.
"She was fun-loving and loved a good joke. We had a circle of Friends when Baker Street was on and we would gather at the Russian Tea Room. Often she would be one of the livelier members."
"She had very high standards so she was demanding," said Erika FISHER, a family physician from Toronto who was a pupil of GRUDEFF's and later became a friend. "She recognized talent and supported that as much as possible," said FISHER.
"The wonderful thing about Marian… she would always gravitate to a piano no matter where she went… she would play and sing and lead anybody who wanted to join her. That's where she came to life.
"She was a gifted, feisty, wonderful person with a big personality. She was magnetic."
GRUDEFF leaves her son and her sister Lillian GRUDEFF.

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Celtic music's 'true champion'
John Allan CAMERON brought Cape Breton to Canada, the world
By Greg QUILL, Entertainment Columnist
Nova Scotia folk musician and singer John Allan CAMERON, an icon in the Canadian music community for more than 40 years, died early yesterday in Toronto after a long battle with cancer.
He was 67.
CAMERON's son, Stuart, a musician and record producer, was with his father when he died. "It was his time and he was a fighter and he never wanted to give up," he told The Canadian Press. "He lived life to the fullest in every regard."
Inducted into the Order Of Canada in 2003 for his relentless efforts in bringing the music of his beloved Cape Breton to the world, CAMERON often boasted that he was playing Celtic music before Celtic was cool.
An invigorating performer, and an excellent fiddler and guitarist, he was able to capture the distinctive variants of the Cape Breton fiddle style on the 12-string guitar and popularized it for millions at countless folk festivals and concerts, and on television and radio programs in Canada, the United States, Britain, Europe and Asia.
Canadian pop-music legend Anne Murray, who toured on and off with CAMERON early in her career, told the Toronto Star recently, "John Allan is single-handedly responsible for the Celtic music revival in the 1960s. He was the guy who made it happen and he was always so much fun. He never failed to put a smile on everyone's face."
In the 1960s and '70s, CAMERON was a frequent guest with Murray on the hit Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Halifax television variety series Singalong Jubilee, and he was a regular on the provincial television favourite Ceilidh.
CAMERON is credited with having paved the way for Ashley MacIsaac, The Rankins, The Barra MacNeils, Rita MacNeil, Great Big Sea and Natalie MacMaster, among others.
He hosted his own series on CTV from Montreal in 1975-76, and on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from Halifax from 1979-81. He performed at folk festivals throughout Canada, at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, and even in Las Vegas. In the late 1980s, CAMERON produced and starred in shows at Canadian military bases in Germany and the Middle East.
"He loved what he did," Murray said. "He'd travel to places in the U.S., Japan or anywhere just to talk about Celtic music. More often than not he performed in a kilt, which some folkies frowned at. He didn't care.
"He's a hero to them now, the first true champion of Celtic music in Canada."
Earlier this year, when news of CAMERON's terminal illness spread, Friends organized the release of a two-disc, 40-song tribute CD, Yes! Let's Hear it for John Allan Cameron (available online at http://www.scotsmarket.com), with contributions from a spectacular array of Canadian musical talent, including fiddlers MacIsaac, Buddy and Natalie MacMaster, and Sandy MacIntyre; songwriters Ron Hynes, Jimmy Rankin, Gordie Sampson, and Bruce Guthro; bands Great Big Sea, Blue Rodeo, The Cottars and Leahy; singers Bobby Curtola, John McDermott and Mary Jane Lamond; Nova Scotia Premier and renowned fiddler Rodney MacDonald; and Bobby Brown and The Cape Breton Symphony, with whom CAMERON often performed.
Musical Friends also organized a series of star-studded tributes across the country, including a sold-out event at the Berkeley Theatre in Toronto in May, to help defray the folk music star's hospital expenses, which had been accumulating for more than four years.
At that time, recording star Rita MacNeil told the Star, "John Allan is the godfather of Celtic music in Canada, the first champion of the songs and musical style unique to Cape Breton."
CAMERON was born in Inverness, Cape Breton, on December 16, 1938. He grew up in Mabou surrounded by music -- his uncle, Dan R. MacDONALD, mother, Katie Ann, and brother, John Donald, were accomplished fiddlers and composers.
CAMERON, who lived in Pickering for the past 20 years, began playing guitar for his brother at local dances. He studied for the priesthood in Ottawa and took final vows in 1964, then received papal dispensation to become a performer. He went on to earn arts and education degrees in 1966 and '67.
He recorded 11 albums and enjoyed modest chart success with the regional country/folk hits "Sit Down, Mr. Music Man," "I Can't Tell You" and "Overnight Success" between 1973 and 1982.
Visitation will be at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 1148 Finch Ave. in Pickering.

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