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BIGAI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-15 published
BIGAI, Antonio
Passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2006 at Humber River Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Loving husband to Alba for 56 years. Will be sadly missed by loving daughters Ivana (Valerio) and Serenella (Tullio). Proud Nonno to Steven, Jeffrey, Julie, and Jason. Will be remembered by many family and Friends. Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr., (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane Street, 416-249-4499) on Saturday, January 14, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, January 15, 2006 from 5-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church (on Richardson Ave., north of Eglinton Ave.). Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BIGELOW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-31 published
BIGELOW, Lawrence Victor
At Highland Manor in Goderich on Monday October 30, 2006. Husband of the late Frances (née HALLAM.) Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Please call the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for further information.

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BIGELOW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-01 published
BIGELOW, Lawrence Victor
Passed into the presence of the Lord at Maitland Manor in Goderich on Monday, October 30, 2006. Larry BIGELOW of Owen Sound in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Frances (née HALLAM.) Dear father of Catherine and her husband Doyle CULLEN of Blyth, John BIGELOW of Elora and the late Tim BIGELOW. Father-in-law of Louise BIGELOW of London and Lori of Waterloo. Sadly missed by eight grandchildren B.J., Greg, Joy, Danny, Stephanie, David, Kayden and Noah. Also survived by two brothers Norman and his wife Helen of Waterloo and Gordon and his wife Muriel of Hamilton and a sister Myrtle CLARKE of Montreal. Predeceased by two sisters Ruby and Violet. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at South End Fellowship Baptist Church on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment, Zion Cemetery, Hepworth. Memorial donations to either the Gideons or New Life Bible Camp would be appreciated. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.&rdquo

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BIGELOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-10 published
COUCHMAN, Mary (née BIGELOW)
Died peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the age of 93. The last pioneer in the family, Mary was born near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and spent the first months of her life in a sod house on the prairies before her family moved to Toronto. Skilled in tatting, crocheting, knitting and needlepoint, her handicrafts were an important contribution to local charities and her family and will be a tangible reminder of her love for future generations. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bob and her infant son Richard, she is survived by her sons Bob of Whitehorse, Bruce of Ottawa, her grandchildren Barbara O'SULLIVAN (Brian) of Portsmouth, United Kingdom Stephen (Cathy) of Thornbury, Ontario, Michael of Whitehorse, and her great-grandchildren Frances and Ruth O'SULLIVAN, and Matthew and Sam COUCHMAN. She will also be cherished in the memories of Jane COUCHMAN, Bill FOUND, and Carolyn MOORE, her sister-in-law Mary STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and her nieces and her nephews Marion, David and Paul, and Barbara, Diane, and Vicki. Special thanks to her neighbours Gord and Terry, her Friends at St. David's Church, Woodgreen Community Centre, Danforth Mennonite Church and to the staff at the Palliative Care Unit at Saint Michael's Hospital. Visitation will be at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Sunday, June 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be at St. David's Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave. on Monday, June 12 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodgreen Community Centre or the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Michael's Hospital or charity of your choice.

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BIGELOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-12 published
WALTERS, Marion Gertrude (née GRIFFITHS)
Peacefully at William Osler Health Centre, Brampton on Friday, February 10, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold WALTERS. Loving mother of Rod (Colette) of Winnipeg and Judy (Bill BIGELOW) of Thornhill. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer ARMSTRONG (David,) Kristopher WALTERS and Glenn and Valerie BIGELOW. Dear sister of Shirley RILEY and Phyllis COLENUTT. Sadly missed by many nieces, nehews, dear friend Eileen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Bailey, and lifelong family friend John SUTAI. Special thanks to Peel Senior Link and to the doctors, nurses and staff of Peel Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care and support throughout the years. The family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N., "Brampton Chapel" 905-451-1100 on Monday, February 13, 2006 from 10: 30-11:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. In memory of Marion, donations, if desired, may be made to the Canadian Cancer or to the charity of your choice. Sign an online book of condolencess at www.scott-brampton.ca

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BIGGAR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-05 published
'Destined for the military'
Fallen soldier remembered as someone who loved army life
By Scott DUNN with files from The Canadian Press, Thursday, October 05, Cpl. Jimmy MITCHELL always wanted to be the protector. The 32-year-old Owen Sound-born soldier died as one Tuesday in Afghanistan, during an insurgent attack with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles. Fellow Royal Canadian Dragoon, Sgt. Craig Paul GILLAM, of South Branch, Newfoundland, died with him while protecting a road construction crew.
Robert Thomas James MITCHELL grew up in Owen Sound, attended West Hill Secondary School to the end of Grade 10, then switched to Saint Mary's High School in 1992.
Retired West Hill special education teacher Jim McGREGOR recalled the gangly young man with red hair as a gentle, happy loner.
MITCHELL got into scrapes at the school and was very protective of his younger brother. MITCHELL also struggled to fit in and many at the school didn't expect him to graduate. But McGREGOR knew differently "and he certainly did mature."
It was McGREGOR who recommended MITCHELL switch high schools to get a fresh start and MITCHELL did improve there. He enlisted in the Forces straight out of high school.
"He ended up being in the Armed Forces, which is what he always wanted to do," McGREGOR said.
"He'd put on a fairly tough exterior but inside he was a caring kid. I sometimes think we stereotype a lot of these guys, you know, the big Rambo types, but Jim wasn't one of those."
Everyone who knew MITCHELL said he was destined for the military.
Family friend Norm BIGGAR said MITCHELL was always interested in "enforcement," noting he joined Owen Sound police auxiliary for a while.
"He seemed to want to do that kind of thing. He wanted to be out and helping people," said BIGGAR, who works at Rogers Cable with MITCHELL's father, Bob MITCHELL.
Peter SCOTT is Bob MITCHELL's nephew. He watched Jimmy MITCHELL grow up, went to his minor hockey games and later his wedding at Saint Mary's Church in Owen Sound in 2000.
MITCHELL enlisted in the regular Forces straight out of high school but was injured during basic training and had to drop out. He re-enlisted more than six years ago.
"That says a lot for him too," SCOTT said. "I believe that was his purpose and destiny to be in the military. I don't believe it was his purpose and destiny to get killed."
He cared for his fellow soldiers and loved the adventure of army life and "he put his country ahead of his family," SCOTT said.
MITCHELL's father-in-law, Gary HASS, told the St. Catharines Standard that MITCHELL was proud of the work he was doing and felt strongly he was working toward the greater good.
"He was dedicated to his family and dedicated to his military career," said HASS, of Fort Erie.
MITCHELL graduated from Niagara College and his first military posting was with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment and, most recently, with the Royal Canadian Dragoons as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
MITCHELL had moved into a new home near Canadian Forces Base Petawawa just days before he was sent overseas.
Maj. James Follwell of the Dragoons said MITCHELL was an avid runner who competed in iron man races and had applied for JTF2, the country's elite commandos.
Parents Bob, Carol, and their son Mark MITCHELL took a chartered flight to Petawawa on Tuesday.
SCOTT said MITCHELL's body will be returned to Canada Friday. Funeral arrangements include a service in Petawawa, he believed, but details were not known.
MITCHELL, who was scheduled to return home next month, leaves his wife, Leanne, and three children, ages five, three and two.
Owen Sound Legion president Bob GRIFFITH is a good friend of Bob MITCHELL. When his friend said Jimmy wanted a career in the military, GRIFFITH advised him how to go about it.
After he was discharged for medical reasons, GRIFFITH had several talks in his home with Bob MITCHELL about whether his son should return to the military.
GRIFFITH feels for Bob and Carol MITCHELL for all they're going through "But then you've got to look at it (as) this young lad really wanted to go into the military, so he was doing what he wanted to do. There's nothing else in life he wanted to do but be in the military," said GRIFFITH, who spent 45 years in the armed forces.
"We all go in knowing this is a possibility. It's just that I was really fortunate in that I never had something like this happen in my tour."

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BIGGAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
SITLINGTON, Lyle William, D.F.C.
"You gave us your love, but left footprints on our hearts"
With heavy hearts, but loving memories and moments to last us a lifetime, we announce the peaceful passing of Lyle William SITLINGTON on Monday, February 13th, 2006 at Watford Quality Care Centre, in his 85th year. Much loved dad of Ron and Connie SITLINGTON, Linda and Jim McLEAN, Rick and Janet SITLINGTON all of Watford, and Karen and Jim BIGGAR of Tillsonburg. Dearest grandpa to Patrick and Rebecca, Robyn and Tylor, Chris and Lauren, Mike and Martina, Lyndsey, and Kayley and Derek. Predeceased by wife Dorothy CREASEY in April, 1992, parents John and Alice SITLINGTON, sisters Winnifred ELLERKER, Marie ELLERKER, brothers Fred, Ernie and Harry. Dear brother-in-law of Mary SITLINGTON and Carman ELLERKER. Lyle served in the Second World War as a Wireless Air Gunner with the Royal Canadian Air Force 419 Moose Squadron and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Lyle was part owner of Barnes and Sitlington Egg Grading Station for many years before moving on to become a Canadian Immigration Officer serving in Sarnia, Toronto, and finally London District Office. Friends may call at the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 15th at 2 p.m. with Pastor Fred DARKE officiating. Interment to follow at the Warwick United Church Cemetery. Legion service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Memorial Donations to the Watford Medical Centre and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BIGGAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-28 published
HEXIMER, June (née FROATS) (1926-2006)
In the early morning of September 26, June HEXIMER (née FROATS) passed away in the loving presence of her three children Jody (Salt Lake City), Jeff, and Susan (both of Toronto). Beloved wife of William (d. 1989) and sister of Muriel THIBERT and Laura BIGGAR, sister-in-law of Bud and Gert HEXIMER and Mary McLEAN (Kingston,) much loved mother-in-law to Tracy KARP, Kathy HEXIMER and Victor WILLIS. She'll be remembered by her seven adoring grandchildren who learned the importance of love and laughter from their grandma: Amy, Elizabeth, Kaitlin, Emily, Julia, William, and Lauren. Dear friend to many, loved by all she met, and unforgettable. At June's request cremation has taken place. A Memorial Funeral service will be held at Christ Church, 4750 Zimmerman Avenue, Niagara Falls on Saturday September 30 at 4 p.m. Reception and remembrances to follow in church hall. As an expression of sympathy, in memoriam contributions to Greater Niagara General Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated. (P.O. Box 1018 Niagara Falls L2E 6X2) Special thanks to cherished niece, Sharon TURNER, Susan BERRY, Palliative Care Director, the dedicated nursing team of Unit C, and Sheila GREENWOOD and Debbie COSTA of Paramed. Celebrate June's Life at www.mem.com

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BIGGAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-26 published
BIGGAR, E. Kent
Born June 28, 1949, was taken away from us on February 22nd, 2006. Kent faced his recent diagnosis of lung cancer with courage and dignity. son of Mrs. Kathleen (Kay) MacRITCHIE of Midland, Ontario and the late Edward (Ted) BIGGAR of Burlington, Ontario. He leaves behind his dear brother Christopher Ralph and his spouse Ron SMITH of Peterborough, Ontario, his sister Debbie and her spouse Robert HINDLE of Perkinsfield, Ontario, his brother David James and his spouse Ronnie of Kaslo, British Columbia, his nephews Robbie, Adam and Colin, his late father's spouse Margaret BIGGAR of Burlington, Ontario and his mother's late spouse Dan MacRITCHIE of Midland, Ontario. Kent will be profoundly missed by his devoted family of Friends, particularly Margaret ENGLISH, Robin PACIFIC and Ross HIGGINS. He was sadly predeceased by his dear friend Philip BARBER and many others that left us far too early. He also leaves behind his sweet kitties Peter and Emily and his cherished harpsichord "Guy". Kent's superior wit and sense of humour remained with him until the last hours of his life. He will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. Memorial tribute to be announced. For further information, contact: margaret.english@gmail.com

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BIGGERSTAFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
A young man's murder still matters in T.O.
By Rosie DIMANNO
Sixteen police constables, maintaining a careful four-foot distance from each other, set off on a bright and crisp day to conduct a grid search of a Scarborough field that lies between two elementary schools.
Just another Sunday morning in the city, but increasingly the occasion for the launching of murder investigations, trying to make sense out of another bloody mess arising from the evening before.
These officers are looking for… anything, although the instructions delivered emphasize the possibility of a small cellphone out there somewhere.
No such phone -- possibly belonging to the 17-year-old male victim whose remains have already been removed to the morgue -- was discovered.
This was not a shooting, but it is most definitely a homicide, Toronto's 10th murder in 2006.
Such has become the grim frequency of death by the gun in Toronto that it comes as something of a homicide throwback when murder by other means occurs when the deceased is a young male.
An autopsy this morning will likely determine cause of death. A cursory examination of the body yesterday was sufficient to reveal what was so palpably evident -- this teenager had suffered blunt trauma injuries, primarily about the head, with evidence indicating the unfortunate young man may have been beaten first and run over by a vehicle afterwards.
A white van was seen driving across the field late Saturday night and fresh tread marks on the ground reinforce that scenario. Police are looking for that van -- make and model unknown -- but confident they will find it.
"I believe this one is going to come together shortly," Det. John BIGGERSTAFF told The Star last night. "The van's going to show up, the pieces will all fall into place. It's not like a shooting, which are usually harder to piece together."
The victim is Kevin PERSAUD, a teenager who had been working a full-time job, living at home with his parents, who were in devastated shock yesterday. There is no evidence Persaud was ever "ganged-up," which is what comes immediately to mind when young men are murdered in Toronto these days. Nor is there any suggestion that this crime might have been provoked by ethnic grudges in a neighbourhood where youths of Southeast Asian descent are known to congregate, groups that have clashed violently before.
"I'm pretty sure that gang activity of any kind was not an issue here," said BIGGERSTAFF.
So what was the "issue"? Because a young man, little more than a boy really, is dead. And, as BIGGERSTAFF noted, "this was not a random encounter, it was a planned and intentional act."
And, because every homicide matters. This is still a city where murders matter and victims have names.
There are witnesses: who saw somebody running here on Saturday night, just behind Cardinal Leger Catholic School, deep inside this sleepy residential neighbourhood of house-proud properties and tidily maintained lawns, where kids play basketball in the driveway and couples walk their dogs.
It was a woman strolling with her dog across Canmore Park around 11 p.m. who came upon the body. Police from 43 Division received the call at 11: 51 p.m. and cruisers were screeching to the scene within minutes.
PERSAUD was lying in a pool of blood with obvious injuries to the head. It remains for pathologists to try and determine whether those blunt force injuries are responsible for PERSAUD's death, whether they were caused after being struck by the suspicious van, or if he was already lifeless before the added trauma of a hit-and-run.
The aforementioned cellphone, if it exists at all, was likely the property of PERSAUD, since he was known to own one and it wasn't found with the body.
Much of the investigation will now hinge on the quite remarkable talents of a reconstruction crew from the traffic unit. These crime scene specialists are able to map out -- following the trail of the tread marks and other clues embedded in the ground, analyzing "static measurements" and tire patterns -- where the vehicle came from and how it manoeuvred across the terrain.
A treadmark is nearly as conclusive as a fingerprint. But first, police will need a van to compare those markings with.
Toronto has become, in its ripening, a city no longer shaken to its roots by urban, or suburban, crime. Yet striking this close to home -- as PERSAUD's murder did in this particular neighbourhood there is still an element of discomfiture, if not quite disbelief.
"Scary, but what can you do?" shrugged Wayne POWELL, who lives directly across the street from the school, in a house where three children reside, one of them a Grade 8 student at Cardinal Leger.
"There are always little groups of teenagers who hang around behind the school at night. Not necessarily toughs or gangs, maybe just kids looking to get into mischief."
But last summer, there was another beating death down at the end of the road, and around the same time two people shot in a car not far distant.
"Sometimes, it just feels like it's all closing in on you."
Chelsea McCORMICK, 13, sidles into the doorway and casts her eyes towards her school. "I'll have to go there tomorrow. I'll be afraid to walk where it happened."
Next door, Anoj THAVARAJAH -- a Grade 7 student at Morrish Public School, which is situated on the far edge of the field, just beyond the baseball diamond -- says he was in his room playing video games when all the ruckus began Saturday night.
"I'm not scared, exactly, but I think, that could have been my brother. I mean, when you don't know why it happened."
His family only moved into this house last autumn. Anoj, 13, recalls how his father once chased down a vandal who'd tossed a brick through one of the windows when the house was still being constructed.
"We hadn't even moved in yet and already somebody was throwing bricks through the window. And then later, somebody took gasoline and started a fire in some other houses just behind here that were being built."
Petty vandalism, mischief-makers, bored kids. And then, on a quiet Saturday night, a teenage boy gets murdered.
It matters.

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BIGGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-07 published
STONE, Fern Lorraine (née LEVY)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Friday, January 6th, 2006, at the age of 80 years, the former Fern LEVY, wife of the late George STONE, mother of Jane PETTE and her friend Paul HILLYER of Owen Sound. Grandmother of Shawn and Sandra PETTE of Paris, Michael PETTE of London, Susan and Jay DRUMMOND of London, and Jennifer PETTE and her friend James SCOGNACK of Owen Sound. Fern was predeceased by her son Tom in 1972, by her brother Lloyd LEVY, and by her parents George and Carolyn LEVY. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Dr. Port Elgin, on Monday morning, January 9th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the sanctuary of the church at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Dwight BIGGS officiating. A reception with the family will follow. Interment Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the W. Kent Milroy, Port Elgin Chapel, 832-2222. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.

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BIGGS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-10 published
BIGGS, Bruce Alexander (1948-2006)
Suddenly and peacefully at home on Friday June 2nd, 2006. Bruce resided in Winnipeg with his loving family; wife Terry (McLACHLAN,) daughter Nicole and son Daniel. Bruce was born in Toronto and grew up in London, son of the late Lillian and Reg BIGGS, brother of Mary Lou (Graeme) McRAE of London. Survived by numerous sisters and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral took place June 7th, 2006 in Winnipeg. Donations to Cancer Society appreciated.

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BIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
KEFFER, Mary Jane
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, at the age of 79 years, Mary Jane KEFFER of Port Elgin and formerly of Toronto. Beloved and cherished daughter of the late Ivan and Mary Louise KEFFER who predeceased her in 1965 and 1982 respectively. Mary Jane spent some of her early years growing up in Berlin, Germany where her father led the F.W. Woolworth Co's expansion into Germany in the 1920's and 1930's. The rise of Nazism resulted in the Keffers returning to Toronto where Mr. KEFFER continued to serve Woolworths in a senior capacity. Mary Jane was a life-long summer resident of Port Elgin who loved travelling, golfing at the Saugeen Golf Course, and swimming in front of the Keffer family cottage on the Port Elgin Beach. A memorial service will be conducted at Elgin Lodge, 551 Mary Street, Port Elgin, on Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight BIGGS officiating. Interment Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Vaughan, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation M.R.I. Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores). Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-23 published
KEFFER, Mary Jane
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, at the age of 79 years, Mary Jane KEFFER of Port Elgin and formerly of Toronto. Beloved and cherished daughter of the late Ivan and Mary Louise KEFFER who predeceased her in 1965 and 1982 respectively. Mary Jane spent some of her early years growing up in Berlin, Germany where her father led the F.W. Woolworth Co's expansion into Germany in the 1920's and 1930's. The rise of Nazism resulted in the Keffers returning to Toronto where Mr. KEFFER continued to serve Woolworths in a senior capacity. Mary Jane was a life-long summer resident of Port Elgin who loved travelling, golfing at the Saugeen Golf Course, and swimming in front of the Keffer family cottage on the Port Elgin Beach. A memorial service will be conducted at Elgin Lodge, 551 Mary Street, Port Elgin, on Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight BIGGS officiating. Interment Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Vaughan, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation M.R.I. Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores). Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
KEFFER, Mary Jane
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, at the age of 79 years, Mary Jane KEFFER of Port Elgin and formerly of Toronto. Beloved and cherished daughter of the late Ivan and Mary Louise KEFFER who predeceased her in 1965 and 1982 respectively. Mary Jane spent some of her early years growing up in Berlin, Germany where her father led the F.W. Woolworth Co's expansion into Germany in the 1920's and 1930's. The rise of Nazism resulted in the Keffers returning to Toronto where Mr. KEFFER continued to serve Woolworths in a senior capacity. Mary Jane was a life-long summer resident of Port Elgin who loved travelling, golfing at the Saugeen Golf Course, and swimming in front of the Keffer family cottage on the Port Elgin Beach. A memorial service will be conducted at Elgin Lodge, 551 Mary Street, Port Elgin, on Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight BIGGS officiating. Interment Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Vaughan, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation M.R.I. Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores). Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-30 published
KEFFER, Mary Jane
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, at the age of 79 years, Mary Jane KEFFER of Port Elgin and formerly of Toronto. Beloved and cherished daughter of the late Ivan and Mary Louise KEFFER who predeceased her in 1965 and 1982 respectively. Mary Jane spent some of her early years growing up in Berlin, Germany where her father led the F.W. Woolworth Co's expansion into Germany in the 1920's and 1930's. The rise of Nazism resulted in the KEFFERs returning to Toronto where Mr. KEFFER continued to serve Woolworths in a senior capacity. Mary Jane was a life-long summer resident of Port Elgin who loved travelling, golfing at the Saugeen Golf Course, and swimming in front of the KEFFER family cottage on the Port Elgin Beach. A memorial service will be conducted at Elgin Lodge, 551 Mary Street, Port Elgin, on Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight BIGGS officiating. Interment Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Vaughan, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation M.R.I. Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements in the care of the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores). Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-04 published
BIGGS, Alan Bertram
Passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital after a battle with cancer, on Friday December 1, 2006 at the age of 75. Loving husband of Wilhelmina (Willy). Fondly remembered by mother-in-law Alma THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Mom) of Northbrook, Ontario. Devoted father of Charlene, Sandra (Mrs. Bill BALEKA,) Jayne and Sharon. Grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of June BODDINGTON and family. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. 416-698-3121 (at Main St. subway) on Monday, December 4th from 7-9 p.m. A complete Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 5th at 4 p.m. Visitation from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Toronto Signals Band would be appreciated.

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BIGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-29 published
AYRE, Margaret Arlene
In Loving Memory of Margaret Arlene Ayre (GLOVER) peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, June 26, 2006, at the age of 83. Survived by her beloved husband Wilbur (Wib) Ayre. Cherished mother of Larry GLOVER (Linda KELLY) of Sheguaindah, Marlene GLOVER- RIDGEWELL (Doug) of Halifax, Jane DROLET (Reg) of Little Current. Loved grandmother of Kerry GILBERTSON (Calvin,) Patrick GLOVER (Nancy,) Abbie and Thomas DROLET. Great-grandmother of Kaitie, Lindsay, Zach and Austin. Remembered by Wib's daughter Linda WERTHERBE and son Michael. Sister of Dorothy BIGHAM (predeceased) (John surviving,) George PATRICK (Rosa) (both predeceased,) Bill PATRICK (Barbara) (both predeceased,) Mary CULBERT- SQUIRES (Mel CULBERT) (both predeceased,) Chester PATRICK (Marjorie) (both predeceased). Visitation from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Island Funeral Home, 705-368-2490. Funeral Service 2: 00 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Burial Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery.

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BIGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
CHIOS, Louis
The family of the late Louis CHIOS wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to family, Friends, neighbours and co-workers for their floral tributes, memorial donations, cards, calls, food and many acts of kindness received in the sudden loss of a husband, father, brother, Papou, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. Thanks to Doctor BIGHAM, nurses and staff at Chesley Park Nursing Home for their understanding and comfort they so graciously gave to the family. Special thanks to Father Elias DROSSOS of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Thanks to John and staff of Trissa's Family Restaurant for the wonderful dinner they provided. Thanks to Jim SQUIRES and staff of Logan Funeral Home and Woodland Cemetery for their support and understanding during this stressful time. 40th Day Memorial to be held Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Sincerely Eugenia, Gus, Pat and family.

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BIGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-20 published
STOTT, Susan Lorna (née FERGUSON)
Age 48, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on Monday, December 18, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband David, daughters Katie and Heather BIGHAM, Laura and Lisa STOTT. Loving daughter of Gladys (RILL) FERGUSON. Dear sister of Cosy Chris and Ray CONGDON, Diane and Robin LLOYD, Tom FERGUSON and sister-in-law Dorothy FERGUSON. Also survived by her brother-in-law Roy STOTT, mother-in-law Jean STOTT and nieces and nephews Nick, Darryl, Amy Sonny, Jen, Sara and David. Predeceased by her father Roy FERGUSON Sr., by her brother Roy FERGUSON Jr. and by her father-in-law Robert STOTT. Cremation will take place. A celebration of Susan's life will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, December 22nd at 1 p.m. Captain Andrew WATKINSON will officiate. A reception will follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home.

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BIGHAM o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-10 published
GODDARD, Hazel Alfreda " Freda" (née MARTIN)
At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the age of 89. Beloved mother of David (Eleanor) of Omemee, Karen DUNLOP (the late Gord) of Bailieboro, William (Deb) of Peterborough, Philip of Peterborough, and Kathy BIGHAM (Richard) of Port Hope. Cherished grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Jack MARTIN, Ruth FERGUSON, Selena ROBERTSON, Dorothy MARTIN, Lillian CROCKER, and predeceased by Fred MARTIN, William MARTIN, Thomas MARTIN and Lona MILLEN. Friends will be received at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough on Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 10-11 a.m. with a Memorial Service to follow in the Nisbett Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Freda donations may be made to the Five Counties Children's Centre or the Children's Wish Foundation.

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BIGHAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-11-03 published
BIGHAM, Harold “Big Harold&rdquo
In Loving Memory of a dear husband, father and friend, Harold “Big Harold” BIGHAM who left us on November 2nd, 2005.
"The blow was great, the shock severe,
We little thought the end was near.
And only those who have lost can tell,
The pain of parting without farewell.
More each day we miss you.
Friends may think the wound is healed,
But they little know the sorrow that lies within our hearts concealed.
It's hard but we are getting by with the love and support of our family and Friends."
Love Always; Marion, Janet, Janice and Julie Ann
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BIGHAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2006-11-03 published
BIGHAM, Harold
In Loving Memory of a wonderful son, brother and uncle, Harold BIGHAM who left us suddenly on November 2nd, 2005.
"We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence,
We remember how you look.
Now all we have is memories,
And your pictures in our book.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping,
We have you in our heart."
Sadly loved and missed by; Mother Pearl, Sister and Brother-in-law Heather and Robin ELLWOOD, nieces Penni ELLWOOD, Shannon GARDINER (née ELLWOOD) and family
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BIGLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
HILLIARD, Henry David
Peacefully, at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, February 4, 2006, at the age of 56. son of the late Florence Ada HILLIARD (née DRAYCOTT.) Loving husband of Bonnie HILLIARD (née O'CONNER.) Loving father to daughters Cynthia and husband Jamie WATT, Sherry and husband Jason COLEMAN. Loving father to son David and fiancée Natasha ROYAL. Loving grandfather (Pa-Pa) to Margaret, Jacob and Camden. Loving brother to Guy and Betty, Larry and Phyllis, Shirley and Ray DESROCHERS, Sharon and Hans BIGLER, and Roseanne HOWLETT. Predeceased by brothers Roger and Everett, Henry will be missed by his extensive family and many Friends. Family will receive Friends at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, on Monday, February 6, 2006 for visitation from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 240 College Street, Cobourg, at 2 p.m. Burial is to take place in the spring at All Saints Cemetery, Huntsville. Donations can be made by cheque to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, or the Trinity Anglican Ladies Guild, Colborne. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com "Perfect Wife - Great Kids - Short Life, Two out of Three Ain't Bad, T.W.M.A. ('Til We Meet Again')" H.D.H., February 2006.

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BIGMORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
REES, Elizabeth (née WOODCOCK)
59, passed away after along struggle with cancer, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on November 11, 2006. Born in Toronto she was the daughter of the late Rev. Gordon and Irene (BIGMORE) WOODCOCK. She was the loving wife of Bernie and step-mom to David (Gillian), Waterloo and Julie (Dino) MARCHIOLI, Oakville, Ontario. She was Grandma to Charlie and Robbie and sister to Grant (Sheila), Red Deer, Lois (Frank,) Ancaster, Ontario, Carol (John) CRAWFORD, Hamilton. Beth had a long teaching career in London, Alma and Hamilton. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Emanuel Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia (902-864-1434). Online condolences may be made by visiting the website www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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BIGNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-02 published
MacARTHUR, Malcom Lorne
Lorne passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, April 30, 2006 in his 54th year. Lorne was the best friend and husband to the former Linda BIGNELL. He was the loving father to Maxine MOAREFDOUST, Marlene MacARTHUR, and Darcy MacARTHUR and his wife Helen. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his grandchildren Shiryn, Devon, Ali and Erika as well he will be remembered as Grandpere to his great-grand_son Taylor. Lorne was predeceased by his brother Ken, his mother: Edna PEARD and his father: Mac. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Wednesday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Liturgy of the Word will be said on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Trillium Foundation, Saint_John's Ambulance - Owen Sound or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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