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AMBACH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
LUNDGREN, Constance
Peacefully on February 9, 2006 at Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, London, Constance LUNDGREN passed away in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Richard, her brother Joseph KONZELMAN and her sister Louise PEITSCH. Survived by her son Bruce. Grandmother to Marcus, Eric and Karen. Sister to Theresa KONZELMAN, Margaret JUNG, Elizabeth AMBACH and Frederick KONZELMAN. A private family service will be arranged at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society gratefully acknowledged by the family. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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AMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-15 published
SELLICK, Emily (née IEVERS)
Born in Toronto on January 2, 1923. Emily passed away on February 13, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Phil SELLICK, lovingly survived by brother Hugh Victor AMBER, nephew Hugh Craig AMBER, nieces Wendy STEELE and Janet KENDRICK. Cremation at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, Oakville, Ontario. Private family memorial.

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AMBRASKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-21 published
MOLYNEUX, Kenneth Seifferth
Saturday, March 18, 2006 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Katharina, much loved father of Karen, George and his wife Linda, Diane and her husband Ray AMBRASKA and Robert Gaal and his wife Beverly. A loving grandfather to Jocelyn, David, Hilary, Jae, Heather and Rik. Born in England, Ken came to Canada at 26. During World War 2 he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Squadron Leader and Flight Instructor. He married Patricia HODGES (deceased) and was involved in the Canadian shoe industry for 40 years, and was founding president of the Ontario and Western Canada Shoe Travellers Associations. In 1965 Ken married Kay - the love of his life. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. A member of the Probus Club of Aurora and a life member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora (905-727-5421), Tuesday, March 21, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Service in the Chapel Wednesday, March 22 at 1: 30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Two Ten Foundation of Canada's Bursary Fund, P.O. Box 4219, Westmount Station, Montreal, Quebec H3Z 3B6 (450-671-3604) or the Cardiac Unit of Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket.

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AMBRASKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
MOLYNEUX, Kenneth Seifferth
On Saturday, March 18, 2006 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Katharina, much loved father of Karen, George and his wife Linda, Diane and her husband Ray AMBRASKA, and Robert GAAL and his wife Beverly. A loving grandfather to Jocelyn, David, Hilary, Jae, Heather and Rik. Born in England, Ken came to Canada at 26. During World War 2, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Squadron Leader and Flight Instructor. He married Patricia HODGES (deceased,) was involved in the Canadian shoe industry for 40 years, and was founding president of the Ontario and Western Canada Shoe Travellers Associations. In 1965, Ken married Kay - the love of his life. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. A member of the Probus Club of Aurora and a life member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora (northeast corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway), 905-727-5421, Tuesday, March 21 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Service in the Chapel, Wednesday, March 22 at 1: 30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Two Ten Foundation of Canada's Bursary Fund, P.O. Box 4219, Westmount Station, Montreal, Quebec H3Z 3B6 (450-671-3604) or the Cardiac Unit of Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket.

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AMBRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
AMBRIDGE, Gerald
Suddenly on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in his 73rd year. Gerald, beloved husband of the late Joan. Loving father of Daniel (Sandra), Jo-Anne and Edward. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Alexander, Amelia, Francis and Maxamilian. àlso survived by his sisters Joan and Patricia, as well as his brothers Tom and Michael. He will be deeply missed by his companion Lynda. Friends may call at the Trull North Toronto Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Sunday from 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-12-13 published
YOUNG, Nellie
The family of the late Nellie YOUNG wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to family, Friends and neighbours for memorial donations, flowers and messages of sympathy at the time of her sudden passing. Special thank you to the staff at Grey Gables for their excellent care over the past 7½ years. Thanks to Pastor Earl AMBROSE for his comforting message, and to Kathy YOUNG for her words of remembrance on behalf of the grandchildren, also to Doreen McGREGOR and Harold WOOD for their ministry of music. We wish to thank the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton and staff for their guidance and providing the lovely luncheon.
- Ivan, Clarence, Raymond, Carl,
Stan and families.
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AMBROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
BURGESS, Audrey (née DURHAM)
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, January 12, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert "Bob" BURGESS and dearly loved mother of Linda KRANZ and her partner John EVANS of Simcoe, Brenda and her husband Bernie SHERIDAN of Saint Thomas, Sandra and her husband Steve WILLIS of Smithers, British Columbia, Elizabeth and her husband John PICKERING of Saint Thomas and Kim and her husband Phil AMBROSE of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of the late Brenda LEWINGTON. Dear cousin of Betty BOTHWELL of Pool, England. Loved grandmother of Tom, Jen, Peter (Helen), Andrew (Laura), Paula, Laura, Scott, Emily, Tim, Becky, Aaron and Bobby and great grandmother of Audrey and Lucy. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Audrey was born in Wallington, Surrey, England on March 3, 1920, the daughter of the late Leonard and Jennie (GOTZ) DURHAM. She came to Canada on February 14, 1945 and resided in Saint Thomas most of her life. She was a member of Holy Angels' Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Monday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of The Christian Burial will be held at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 4: 00 p.m. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Holy Angels' Restoration Fund or the Elgin Community Care Access (Homecare).

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-16 published
CAMBRIDGE, Deanna Marilyn (née STRINGLE)
Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday March 15, 2006 in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Henry (Harry) CAMBRIDGE for 54 years. Loving mother of Paul CAMBRIDGE, Robbie CAMBRIDGE, Kevin CAMBRIDGE, Sherry AMBROSE, Darlene CAMBRIDGE, Jeff CAMBRIDGE, Shelley CAMBRIDGE, David CAMBRIDGE and their spouses. Cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mike STRINGLE, Ron STRINGLE, Pat TWELLS, Debbie McCLAY and their families. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial. Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Saturday, March 18 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-06 published
DI COCCO, Maria
Died peacefully, on Monday, December 4, 2006, at the age of 82, at University Hospital in London. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Orazio. Devoted mother of Tonie (Jerry) AMBROSE, Caroline (Don) DI COCCO and Sandra (Lou) VOZZA. Cherished grandmother (nonna) of Mario (Rossana) DI COCCO, Susanne DI COCCO, Adrian (Kim) DI COCCO, Daniel (Silvia) DI COCCO, Joseph DI COCCO, Paula VOZZA, Marco (Lisa) VOZZA, and Dante VOZZA. Loving great-grandmother (nonna) of Luciano, Mia, Olivia and Matteo. Dear sister of Gaetana (Domenico) DI COCCO in Longo of Italy. Dear sister-in-law of Rocco (Palma) DI COCCO. Predeceased by her sisters Antonia DI COCCO in Polsinelli of Italy and Filomena DI COCCO of Brazil. Endeared by many nephews, nieces, extended family and Friends. Maria was born in Fontechiari, Frosinone, Italy. She immigrated to Canada in 1957. She was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Women's League. Maria spent many years cooking for large banquets at the Dante Club. Visitation will be held at McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, December 6 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Church on Thursday, December 7 at 11: 00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Ontario March of Dimes, 150 N. Christina Street, N7T 7W5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-16 published
Henry KOCK, 53: Consummate tree hugger
Horticulturalist instrumental in saving the elm
His own garden a testament to his passion for nature
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
It's difficult to think of someone 6-foot-4 as a wood sprite, but that was Henry KOCK. Or perhaps he was better catalogued as our very own Johnny Appleseed -- only the seeds he was spreading belonged to the majestic elm, whose distinctive silhouette is reappearing throughout the province thanks to him.
He was the public face of the University of Guelph's Arboretum and what a face that was. Normally staid journalists would wax poetic after encounters with the KOCK charisma: "With eyes the colour of dark moss, a graying black beard that birds could nest in, and a tall angular body, he reminded me of the Green Man, the pagan god of woodlands," the Toronto Star's Cameron SMITH wrote in 1998.
KOCK could enchant. His seasonal pruning courses were always sold out. His slide-show presentations -- culled from the tens of thousands of slides he'd taken and which he gave to any group that asked for them -- were inspirational.
"He was such a talented communicator. People would leave the show in tears," said Dave MARTIN, KOCK's brother-in-law and energy co-ordinator of Greenpeace.
KOCK made it easy to believe -- as he did -- that nature is often better left alone, our native plants are glorious species, pesticides kill, suburban lawns are an aberration -- he used to call them "intensive care units" -- and most of all, that nothing exists in isolation.
It's why he demonstrated with his homemade signs against the war in Iraq and attended every International Women's Day march in Toronto for the past 15 years, traditionally toasting that day's end sharing a bottle of wine with his wife, Anne HANSEN, on the Toronto Islands.
In addition to creating the Elm Recovery Project, he founded Guelph's Hillside Folk Festival, he helped start its local food co-op, the Guelph Environmental Watchdog group and the local branch of the Peace Petition caravan campaign. He was on the board of the Ontario Public Research Group. It was his idea to have the university host an annual organic food conference that has become the most important in Canada, if not North America.
KOCK, along with HANSEN, was a vegetarian, car-free, bought second-hand and only when necessary, and washed and reused plastic bags. Their home in an older Guelph suburb was kept at a sweater temperature but was known throughout town for its traffic-stopping front garden of conifers and ferns and wild strawberry cover, the sunflowers that lined the road, the old bicycle tube that hung from the branch of a tree. There wasn't an inch of grass, but there were some 400 species of native plants and trees.
KOCK called it his "hotel of the trees" and used to say it was a "bed and breakfast" for the 75 species of birds that visited his yard. He created his own forest in the backyard with rain water collected in barrels, a pond he and MARTIN spent four days digging out, and an old submerged bathtub he and Hansen would loll in on hot summer days.
But KOCK was running out of time. He had been diagnosed in July 2004, with glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly virulent form of brain cancer, and although he left the Arboretum, for the next 16 months he saw Friends, hiked with HANSEN, took his annual birding trip and rode his bicycle to Guelph's Saturday farmers' market. He spent his last month in hospital tended to by family and Friends. On December 22, about 70 of them gathered in the cold outside his second-floor window to sing Christmas carols.
KOCK was 53 when he died Christmas morning. His family placed an elm wreath on his chest. HANSEN covered him with paper hearts and threaded cedar, rosemary sprigs and paperwhites throughout his great beard. They rented the biggest hall in town, but it couldn't accommodate all of the 600 people who showed up for his memorial service.
An article in the Guelph Mercury two days after his death noted that KOCK "managed to touch thousands of lives locally and across Canada through his efforts to protect the environment." The same paper had published an earlier editorial about KOCK, entitled "The city will not forget."
He was born in Canada's chemical valley -- in Bright's Grove, outside Sarnia -- into a family that had run nurseries in Holland for generations. His pacifist parents came to Canada in 1950 after surviving wartime occupation, eventually starting a nursery. "Henry would say it was in his blood," said Dave MARTIN, who married KOCK's sister Irene, who died four years ago in a car accident.
KOCK graduated from the University of Guelph in 1977, but he didn't want to work in the family business -- or in any nursery for that matter. He'd already started taking a machinist's course when then Arboretum curator John AMBROSE hired him in 1981 to be a technician.
"I had heard about him," AMBROSE recalled. "I knew he had a different outlook on everything, but it was more than that. He was a special person. Any time you started talking to Henry about something, it was always connected to a bigger Earth issue."
Said his sister, Helen RYKENS, " Trees were his passion and he could run courses that promoted gardening he felt was better for the planet."
KOCK's idea of recreation was hiking, camping and white-water rafting, and it was on an Algonquin camping trip that he met HANSEN.
"He was wearing mismatched shoes and so was I and we both noticed it," she recalled. "Within 24 hours, we knew we were partners."
HANSEN continued to live and work in Toronto, moving permanently to Guelph only after KOCK's diagnosis.
She is organizing a springtime bike ride for KOCK, during which she will bring home his ashes.
"I'm going to return some of them to the trees he nurtured and who nurtured him during his illness," she said. Others will be scattered in the wilderness.
Then there will be a party for him in their backyard. " I'm going to make as big a deal as I can out of this because I think Henry would approve of people eating and drinking and enjoying his backyard."

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
VIEIRA- AMBROSE, Indya Nancy
Born February 8, 2006 at North York General Hospital came into Melissa AMBROSE and Aaron VIEIRA's life at 24 weeks old and lived for 12 minutes in our arms before she had to go again. She was the beautiful granddaughter to Nancy and Tony VIEIRA, Robin AMBROSE and the wonderful niece to Jordan, Austin, Eden, Kaylee and Blaise. In her short moment of life in this world she brought perfection and peace to Melissa and my life. She will be forever remembered and cherished and has made us all better people. God Bless my little bug!

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AMBROSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
MURCZEK, Walter Paul
(Member of the Polish Veterans' Association, retired employee of G.M. after 36 years of service)
Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6th, 2006 at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa, at the age of 80. Predeceased by wife Betty (née AMBROSE.) Loving father of Anne, Walter and Tom. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Tammy, Jonathan, Andrea, Paul, Mark and Andreanne and great-grandchildren Adam, Taylor and Oliver. Sadly missed by sister Jenny. Predeceased by brother Joseph. Walter is predeceased by his parents Frank and Stephania. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Thursday, March 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church (411 Olive Ave., Oshawa) on Friday, March 10th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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