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COMACCHIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
COMACCHIO, Edoardo
In his 76th year, at Humber River Regional Hospital (Finch) on Sunday, January 29, 2006. Survived by his brothers: Bruno and Maria; George and Lois; Silvio and Marisa, and their extended families; sisters Liliana and Luigi "Gino"; Ida and Nilo (deceased) Bruna and Bryan; Lucy and James "Patrick", and their extended families. Visitation at Scott Funeral Home, Woodbridge Chapel, 7776 Kipling Avenue, Wednesday evening 7-9. Funeral Mass 9: 30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, 300 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge. Charities in lieu of flowers.

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COMACK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-10 published
KOPER, Chris (1943-2006)
Avid photographer, master sailor and former Human Resource specialist died peacefully, having lived with the ravages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis for the past 2 years. Chris is survived by his beloved wife Margret COMACK and by his 3 children, Nicola (Mike BELL,) Vanessa and Aidan. Chris was devastated to leave his beloved granddaughter Wren Kathleen BELL. Chris leaves 3 step-children Shannon (and Jody), Tom, Tannis (and Todd as well as grand_son Greydon and newborn granddaughter Avery). Chris is mourned in Cape Town, South Africa by his sisters Lida, Marguerite (and John) and brother Gerhard (and Pam), cousins Wilfried (and Debbie), Jacqi (and Steve) and Mieke, as well as his Aunt Lida. Cousins in Holland will also miss Chris who was a frequent visitor. Chris was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Jack and Margaret KOPER who predeceased him. He grew up speaking Dutch in a family who loved the outdoors and the natural beauty of their environment. He was influenced by his father Jack who was an artist, photographer and a well known dinghy sailor and boat designer. Chris' family are remembered in South Africa for their sailing expertise and boat designs and Chris spent his life in competitive sailing with a variety of boats. Most recently he designed and built 2 sailing dinghies and spent many hours promoting and assisting others to build and sail these boats in several locations across the world. Chris came to Canada at the age of 27. He spent many years employed as a Human Resource specialist and held several executive level positions with national and world wide accountability. Chris lived in England and Belgium during his career and was able to travel extensively around the world, speaking 5 languages, over the years. Chris was an energetic and capable man who loved nature, music and art. He spent many occasions hiking and on canoe trips in northern Ontario with his son Aidan and later with Margret. He loved to travel and there were frequent trips to South Africa and Holland to visit family who meant so much to him. Above all else, Chris had a life long passion for photography and sailing. As a photographer, he captured beautiful pictures during his life, always seeing creativity in natural settings. He left a legacy of thousands of his photographs that he shared with family and Friends over the past year. Sailing for Chris was an experience that provided an affinity with the wind, waves and water and his natural ability to sail in any condition with confidence and ease was notable. He won many awards over the years and in recent times loved to race his Hobie Cat with wife Margret as his crew. Chris loved the community of Friends that he created through his course work with Landmark Education and during the past 7 years, his perspective and experience of life was enhanced with this work. While Chris built a life that he loved in Canada, his heart always remained in South Africa, a country that continued to draw him home time after time. He requested that his ashes be buried in a favourite spot in the mountains above Cape Town so that his spirit could rest where his heart always remained. Chris will be remembered and his life celebrated at a memorial service to be held at Trinity United Church in Listowel, Ontario on Saturday November 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. The family will receive Friends at the church one hour prior to the service, and a reception will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Junior Sailing Program at the Etobicoke Yacht Club, Toronto, Ontario and can be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel. Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

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COMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-27 published
COMAN, Alan Charles
By Sherry COMAN, Page A16
Shakespearean scholar, pianist, soccer fan. Born April 8, 1934, in London, England. Died February 7 in Toronto of heart failure, aged 71.
In the early 1970s, Alan COMAN had a study built over the garage of his suburban house. In time, that modest room grew into an oasis whose walls became crowded with shelves of books. Since his death in February, it has been silent.
He was born in London, England; then, with his older sister Agnes and brother George, went to live in Liverpool. All three children were moved when the Second World War started. Through accident, circumstance and plain bad luck, he lost contact with or suffered the death of nearly everyone in his life before he was 6. These humble beginnings never left him, but he rarely talked about them.
Growing up later in Cheshire, he was an award-winning boy soprano in his parish church choir. His Friends remember him as a joking prankster with a passion for the Liverpool Football Club. In 1955, while attending the University of Edinburgh, he met Carolyn SPAULDING, an American college junior taking a year abroad. He often said that his first reaction was "That's the woman I will marry." His pickup line, however, was more typical of his disarming style. Approaching her, he said, "I see you have been noticing me." They were married in 1957 in Philadelphia and settled in Canada. Children Sherry, Philip and David followed.
Teaching English at Toronto's Victoria Park and Earl Haig Secondary schools provided a context for his natural inclination to the arts. Teaching also awakened his passion for Shakespeare. In later years, as professor of English at the University of Toronto, he pursued a personal quest for the true identity of Shakespeare. His knowledge of Shakespeare was so deeply interwoven into his psyche that he was capable of any kind of quotation in any kind of circumstance. (In the 1980s, he taught summer courses at Oxford University, perhaps among the happiest times of his life.)
He was an accomplished pianist and the unspoken, complex tragedies of his childhood were perhaps worked out in the melancholy, expressive way he played Chopin or Schubert or the lesser known work of 19th and 20th century composers. For a while he was board chair for the Orford String Quartet and occasionally played privately with them.
He was a man of great fun: he could jive to the Beatles while washing the car, enjoy someone else's practical joke and tell it with glee, and see quickly the absurdity of a situation and laugh at it. He loved to fete others, would drive miles to find the right gift, was good at surprises. But he was not easy: his challenging childhood made him a complex man of many moods and his family learned to navigate them carefully. He could inspire fear of judgment but also had an inexhaustible ability to affirm and encourage the gifts of others.
He could be an intensely private man, who drove an hour north on Sunday mornings to commune privately with his God. His five-month struggle to manage intense pain caused by undiscovered cancer was borne in the most quiet and dignified way. His sudden death from heart failure, on the morning he was to be admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital, came as a surprise to many.
The short-wave radio he used to listen to Liverpool football games on Saturday mornings still sits next to his big chair. The wiring apparatus, strung up along the adjacent shelves, passes over the Shakespearean scholarship, by the complete sets of Dickens and Scott, overtop the Canadian literature. It finally exits the room at the corner, disappearing into the cosmos. It's nice to think he may now be at the other end of it, silently participating in the wave at Liverpool's Kop, where his life once began.
Sherry is Alan's daughter.

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COMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-10 published
COMAN, Alan Charles
71. Died suddenly, at home, on February 7, 2006. Lovingly remembered by wife Carolyn, children Sherry, Philip and David (Heather), and granddaughter Gracie. Also by dear Friends Janet and Elaine. Joyfully celebrated and remembered by his extended families, including sister Agnes in England. Teacher of English at Earl Haig and Victoria Park Secondary Schools, founding faculty member of Seneca College, Professor of English at the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. Incorrigible Liverpool Football Fan. Dogged Pursuer of the Real Shakespeare. A man of deep intellect, ready wit, huge passions, who believed always in the power of language, music and art to move the world. Deeply missed and cherished by all. Visitation will be at Trull Funeral Home, 2704 Yonge Street, Monday, February 13th, 7-9 p.m. The Funeral will take place at St. Clement's Anglican Church, 59 Briar Hill Ave., Toronto, Tuesday, February 14th at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be directed in memory of Alan to "The Glenn Gould School General Bursary Fund" at The Royal Conservatory of Music or to the Anglican Church of St. Clement, Eglinton.

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COMAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
ACKROYD, Julia (née EROS)
At home on Sunday, July 16, 2006. Doctor Julia EROS- ACKROYD at the age of 71 years after a courageous battle. Julie had distinguished herself, making the honour roll, at the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating as a proud member of the Class of 1958. She then practiced small animal medicine, for several years, in Toronto, at several locations. Later, she obtained her doctorate in virology from the University of Toronto and spent a year in Sudbury, instructing nurses in this specialty. She took part in curling and always stayed in contact with many of her old classmates. She left her mark on her profession and she valued her Friends. Her husband Rod ACKROYD of Guelph, her brother Gabe EROS and his wife Mary of Erin and their children will sadly miss this remarkable woman, her loyalty, her kindness, her love of art and her deep interest in her Friends and relations. Julia Eros ACKROYD will be missed by all who knew her. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday). Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Thursday, July 20th at 1: 00 p.m. with The Rev. Andrew COMAR officiating. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. Interment Providence Cemetery, Sandhill. Memorial contributions to the Pet Trust Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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COMARTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
LEBERT, Julien
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Friday, September 29, 2006. Julien LEBERT, 85 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Germaine (née COMARTIN) (2000.) Dear father of Paul and Karen LEBERT of Petrolia, Joanne PHILLIPS of Saskatoon, Pat REDICK of Alvinston, Gisele and Rick DEW of Alvinston, Elaine NEVE of Petrolia, Pierre and Lori LEBERT of Petrolia, Angela and Mark ANNETT of Wyoming and Doris and Dave THROWER of Petrolia. Dear brother of Aurele and Nadia LEBERT of Miller Lake, Urbain and Bernadette LEBERT of Watford, Rosaire LEBERT of Belle River, Marie UEBBING of Michigan, and the late Zoville GAGNIER, Briget DESMARAIS, Gerard, George, and Leo LEBERT. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, where a prayer vigil will be held at 8: 45 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Phillips Church, Petrolia, on Tuesday, October 3, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamjay.com

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COMBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-21 published
DEADMAN, Audrey E.
Born in Montreal on September 16, 1923, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on December 20th, 2006 at Trillium Health Centre Mississauga. Beloved wife of the late Paul DEADMAN; predeceased by her dear sister and brother, Doris and Cyril FISHER; survived by her dear sister-in-law, Elsie FISHER. Loving mother of Lyn DEADMAN, Ann HERRING, Michael DEADMAN, Dawn COMBER and mother-in-law of Glen HERRING, John COMBER and the late Susan DEADMAN. Adoring grandmother of Jesse, Daniel, Elizabeth, Amy, and Esther (COMBER) and Alex and Emma (DEADMAN.) Audrey's vibrant personality, boundless energy, elegant style, caring and compassionate nature, and love for people set her apart. She will be sadly missed by her large circle of family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, December 23rd 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment. Memorial donations in Audrey's memory may be made to The Salvation Army.

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COMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-28 published
HINCHCLIFFE, " Emily" Irene
Passed peacefully in her 96th year, April 25, 2006 while visiting her daughter in Denver, Colorado. Born March 7, 1911 in Westmount, Canada, wife of the late Harold L. HINCHCLIFFE, predeceased by her sister Dorothy and brother Edwin MARSHALL, survived by her sister Dorene MARSHALL. Dear Mother of one son and 2 daughters Mark ( and wife Dianne, Scarborough); Dorothy (and husband Ian, Chesley;) Cinnamon (and husband Jack COMBS, Denver, Colorado.) Loving Grandmother to Sarah, Timothy and Victoria HINCHCLIFFE Jackson and Meredith COMBS. Irene was an accomplished artist, graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto. Irene was head of art and taught for 10 years at St Clements School; was past president of the Heliconian Club (Toronto); past head of the art section, University Women's Club (Toronto); past president Balmy Beach Home and School; past President and active member of the United Church Women at Kew Beach United Church and a long time resident of the Beach, Toronto. If desired, donations in Irene's memory to the Ontario College of Art and Design would be appreciated, contact K. Henry, Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul St, Toronto, On M5T 1W1. A private internment will be held at a later date. By request, no service.

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COMBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
HINCHCLIFFE, Irene " Emily"
Passed peacefully in her 96th year, April 25, 2006 while visiting her daughter in Denver, Colorado. Born March 7, 1911 in Westmount, Canada, wife of the late Harold L. HINCHCLIFFE, predeceased by her sister Dorothy and brother Edwin MARSHALL, survived by her sister Dorene MARSHALL. Dear Mother of one son and two daughters: Mark ( and wife Dianne, Scarborough); Dorothy (and husband Ian, Chesley;) Cinnamon (and husband Jack COMBS, Denver, Colorado.) Loving Grandmother to Sarah, Timothy and Victoria HINCHCLIFFE Jackson and Meredith COMBS. Irene was an accomplished artist, graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto. Irene was head of art and taught for 10 years at St. Clements School; was past President of the Heliconian Club (Toronto); past head of the art section, University Women's Club (Toronto); past President Balmy Beach Home and School; past President and active member of the United Church Women at Kew Beach United Church and a long time resident of the Beach, Toronto. If desired, donations in Irene's memory to the Ontario College of Art and Design would be appreciated, contact K. Henry, Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1. A private interment will be held at a later date. By request, no service.

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COMEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-03 published
SMITH, Martha
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 2nd, 2006, Mrs. Martha SMITH, of London, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Ronald SMITH. Loving mother of Art SMITH and Denise (Larry) BROWN both of London. Dear grandmother of Debbie SMITH and her friend Rick CHEYENE and Jeana COMEAU and her friend Ryan CHEYENE, Alexandra BROWN and Craig SMITH and 8 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Jack (Irene) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Kincardine and Betty MATTHEWS of London, and cousins in England and Australia. Martha loved classical organ and church music and performed a great amount of volunteer work. She was a member of Horticultural Societies in both London and Lambeth, Federal Superannuates National Association and I.O.F. and a 2nd generation member of St. George's Anglican Church. Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Saturday, February 4th from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service from the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Liver Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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COMEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-11 published
HENRY, Catherine Cecelia " Kay" (née McGARRELL)
Peacefully surrounded by her family at University Hospital, London on Thursday, March 9th, 2006 in her 86th year. Catherine HENRY was the youngest daughter of the late John Thomas McGARRELL and Mary Cecelia SHEEDY. For 61 years she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Peter HENRY (2003.) Surviving are her four precious children, Stephen, Patrick (Betty CHRZAN,) Joanne (Bill BYRICK,) and John. She will be sadly missed by her nine grandchildren: Joseph (Marilyn BROWN,) Jason (Rebecca SCHWEHR,) Christopher (Leanne SCHAUS), Kathryn, James (Christina COMEAU), Robert, Kaitlin, Benjamin and Linsday and her ten grandchildren; Jarrett, Kaitlyn, Curtis, Joshua, Marnie, Ryan, Morgan, Jamie, Alyssa and Emily. Also surviving are her brother Patrick McGARRELL, sisters-in-law Monica McGARRELL and Noreen HENRY and brothers-in-law Bernard HENRY and Leo HENRY. Predeceased by her brothers John, Gerry, Frank, Bert, and Lawrence and her sister Mary. Also predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Marie POOK, Mary HENRY, Blanche HENRY, Nora McGARRELL, Norma McGARRELL, and brothers-in-law, Frank HENRY, Ken MUNROE, and Philip POOK. Catherine will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. She will be remembered as a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law, friend and a devout Catholic. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Gerald BINGHAM for the compassionate care he gave to Catherine and Joe over the years. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St. at King Street, London on Sunday, March 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Basilica on Monday, March 13 at 9: 30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Sunday afternoon at 2: 30. In liey of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. "You raise us up, so we can stand on mountains You raise us up, to walk on stormy seas: You raise us up: To more than we can be."

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COMEAU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
COMEAU, George
Peacefully after a short illness at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Saturday September 9, 2006, George COMEAU of Komoka in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Carole COMEAU (née BLANCHARD.) Dear father of Wendy (Jim) HILL of Komoka, Lisa STANTON (Brian KESTELOOT) of London, Lora COMEAU (Mark BENN) of London, Michael COMEAU (Kathy MADRONICH) of Woodstock. Dear grandpa of Eric and Josh HILL, Nicholas (Tiffany) ADAM/ADAMS, Amanda and Kaitlyn COMEAU. Great-grandpa of Natalie, Olivia and Mallory. Remembered fondly by siblings Alma MUISE, Ida WORTHYLAKE, Bertha COMEAU, Hilda SAULNIER, Laura COMEAU, Fred, Raymond, Harold, Henry, and Anthony COMEAU, Eleanor HICKS, Jane MELANSON and predeceased by brother Tom and sister Lavenia. Friends may call at the Elliott-Maddill Komoka Chapel (22568 Komoka Road 519-264-1100) on Thursday, September 14 from 11am-12 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Reverend Don KEENLISIDE officiating. Interment Campbell Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COMEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
COMEAU, Laura Maude (née SHAW)
Peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Leger (Lee) COMEAU. Cherished mother of Terry and her husband James of Toronto and Kevin and his wife Cathy of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Loving Grandma of Melanie, Ashley, Aiden and Ryan. Dear sister of George and his wife Patricia, the late David and his wife Leona, the late Hollis and his wife Lillian and sister-in-law of Anne and Helen. Will be remembered by her nieces, Patricia and Maryelaine and their families and cousin Leora. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive (across from the Royal Botanical Gardens), Burlington (905-527-0405) on Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation at Bayview Crematory, Burlington. Reception to follow at Bay Gardens. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Book of Condolence at baygardens.ca or you may email the family at baygardens@cogeco.net

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COMEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
McKERAGHAN, Verna Eileen (née DANN)
Of Brampton, peacefully in her 84th year, on March 27, 2006. Cherished wife of Albert (65 years). Devoted mother of the late Allen (Suzi), Bob (Nancy) and Dann (Julie). Special Nana of Wendy (Doug) COMEAU, David (Amanda), Dann, Kelly and Michael (Jen HALLS) McKERAGHAN; and Great-Nana of Ashley, Amanda, and David COMEAU and Matthew McKERAGHAN. Lifelong friend of Joyce RENNIE. Verna dedicated her life to her family. Always ready with a hearty laugh, she especially enjoyed sports, a good game of cards and time spent at the family cottage. In her memory, donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main Street North, Brampton Thursday, March 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel Friday, March 31st at 10: 30 a.m.

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COMEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
HUMBY, Laura (1943-2006)
Passed away peacefully, at home in Oshawa, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 31st, 2006, in her 63rd year. Laura leaves behind her mother, Rosie COMEAU of Joggins, Nova Scotia and her husband Carl. Survived by her sister Diane (Cecil BROWN,) brothers Bernie (Jean) of Tignish, Nova Scotia, Wayne (Eileen) of Toronto, Gornald (Ruby) of River Hebert, Nova Scotia, daughters Leca (Kevin,) Tina (Bill,) sons Rodney BROWN (Brenda,) Warren BROWN (Della,) Ernie DEROY (Beth) and step-daughters Tina CRAWFORD and Terena HUMBY. Predeceased by her father, Fred COMEAU. Laura will be dearly remembered and much loved by her 12 grandchildren. In keeping with Laura's wishes, cremation takes place immediately. Relatives and Friends are invited to call at Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Monday, April 3rd, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, April 4 at 11: 00 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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COMELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-10 published
COMELLA, Frank
Born in Termini Imerese, Sicily on November 23, 1928. Passed away suddenly on Monday, February 6, 2006. Frank, beloved husband of Stina (née PUSATERI) for 48 years. Loving father of Vince, Cosmo and his wife Agnes, and Frank. Dear Nonno of Mikaela, Matthew, and Natalie. Dear brother of Anna and late husband Antonino, Cosmo and wife Josephine, Anthony and wife Mary Ann, Marie, Joseph and wife Rosette. Dear brother-in-law of Maria, Salvatore and wife Rosaria, Joe and wife Lena, Antonina and husband Tony, Anna, Gus and wife Rena. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was loved by all who knew him, and an inspiration to his family and Friends. After Frank immigrated to Canada with his family in the early 50's, he started a neighbourhood grocery store on Jane Street, which flourished for four decades and quickly became a place where you were always greeted with a warm smile, a friendly chat, and an Italian Panini. He quickly adapted to the Canadian way of life. He was an avid Blue Jay fan, hockey fan, proud gardener, dedicated bowler and devoted member of the Confraternita dell' Immacolata. His spirit will continue to guide us as we hold him close in our hearts. Friends and family may call at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede) from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, February 11, and 4-9 p.m. on Sunday, February 12. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard de Clairvaux Parish, 1789 Lawrence Ave. West, Monday, February 13, at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to Villa Charities or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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COMER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
COOK, Betty " Maxine"
It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Betty "Maxine" COOK of Aylmer, formerly of Tillsonburg announces her passing at Terrace Lodge Nursing Home Aylmer on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of 59 years to her husband Walter COOK. Dear mother of Dennis (Diane) COOK of Tillsonburg Linda (Bob) COMER of Edmonton; David (Edie) COOK of St. Williams Larry (Sharon) COOK of Paris; Kathy COOK of Edmonton; Randy (Caroline) COOK of Orleans; Sandra (Tony) STAELENS of Ft. McMurray, Alberta. Devoted and dearly loved grandmother to 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Maxine was a dear sister to Margaret (Glen) BARONS of Aylmer; Joan (Ozzie) KELLY of Courtland; Audrey (Roy) SHEARER of Courtland; Marylou MUDGE of Tillsonburg. Also survived by sister-in-law Alice WINGROVE of Tillsonburg, brother-in-law Bob (Betty) SHIPP of Aylmer. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Dora KOBIALKA; Inez SHIPP, and brother Milt WINGROVE. Maxine was a founding member of the Uni Club of Courtland United Church. Maxine is resting at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Sunday, April 30, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Maxine will be held at Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 1 p.m. Lynn ALLEN of Saint Paul's United Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Cremation. Interment Courtland United Church Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Saint_John's Ambulance, or to Frederick Masonic Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons #217 Delhi, or the Diabetes Association. The family cordially invites family and Friends to join them at Terrace Lodge Aylmer (Lower level), following the funeral service for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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COMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-14 published
BURNIE, Charles Francis
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Charlie BURNIE of Sutton, formerly of Virginia, Ontario, beloved husband of Annie BURNIE (née RABEY,) formerly of Rosebridge, Gaspé, Quebec. They celebrated their golden anniversary on December 3, 2005. Loving father of Wayne BURNIE, Donna BURNIE, Brenda PALMER and Judy FEDORKO and her husband John. Dear grandfather of Jamie FEDORKO and Andrew PALMER. Dear brother of Thomas BURNIE and Theresa ANDERSON (Bruce.) Predeceased by his sisters Winnifred COMER and Margaret CARLISLE. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Mission Catholic Church, 28118 Hwy. 48, Virginia, Ontario, Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to St. Anthony's Mission Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family.

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COMFORT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
COMFORT, Elizabeth " Betty"
On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006, Elizabeth (Betty) COMFORT died peacefully at age 90, knowing that she was much loved by husband Eldon, daughters Nancy and Janet, son Jim, grandchildren Karen, Angus, Nathan, Beamer and Ben; son-in-law Iain, daughter-in-law Esmé, and Tony and Sara. Always devoted to her family, she enriched the lives of all who crossed her path with her graciousness, her melodious voice and her beautiful smile. A memeorial service will be held at Newtonbrook United Church, 53 Cummer Ave. on Saturday, January 7th at 2: 00 p.m. Parking is available at the nearby mall. In lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to the Out-of-the-Cold programme or the affordable housing project. Cheques would be made to Newtonbrook United Church specifying your choice of the above.

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COMISSO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-20 published
COMISSO, Iginio " Gino"
Of all the battles bravely faced in World War 2 his last battle with Cancer was the most valiant and most difficult. Passed away peacefully in his 89th year on Saturday, November 18th, 2006. Leaves behind Anna his beloved and caring wife of 61 years. Devoted and tirelessly dedicated father to George and wife Sheila and Sandra and husband Jorge. Cherished and adored Nonno to Alessandra and husband Adrian, Amber and husband Matt, Tara and Andrew. Proud Bis-Nonno to Anna and Allan. Will be dearly and sadly missed by his relatives and Friends in Canada, Italy, France, U.S. Argentina and Australia. He will be remembered fondly by everyone for his smile, kindness, humbleness, generosity, resourcefulness, and for his love of gardening, the Udinese soccer team, Spanish soap operas and for his card playing talent. Fiercely proud of his birthplace in Friuli, Italy 'Di Ca Dal' Ague' and his seven years of military service in the Nembo unit of the elite paratrooper squadron as a Sergeant Major and proud of his granddaughter Lt(N) Amber in the Canadian Navy. Predeceased by his 12 siblings. Family and Friends will be received at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr., (1 light south of Wilson Ave., west of Jane St. - 416-249-4499) on Sunday, November 19, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church (On Jane Street at Beverly Hills Drive). Entombment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens (Don Mills Road. South of Steeles) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COMMANDANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-01 published
COMMANDANT, Sidney
Of Wahta Mohawk Territory died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, he was 79 years old. Sidney was born and raised in Wahta and spoke Mohawk fluently. When he was young, he roamed all over the land of the reservation. He loved the land and all nature. He was a trapper, a hunter, a fisherman, and a logger. He was an Indian residential school survivor. He led his community as Chief in the late 1960's and early 1970's. During his time as Chief he began Iroquois Cranberry Growers for his people. In his own business, he built many roads to cottages along the rugged western side of Muskoka. Sidney will be greatly missed by his wife Lyla and his sons, Michael (Patricia), Matthew and Mark (Colleen), his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his many Friends. According to Sid's wishes, there will not be a service. In memory donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation, 75 Ann Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 9Z9 would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst.

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COMMANDANT, Sidney
Of Wahta Mohawk Territory died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, he was 79 years old. Sidney was born and raised in Wahta and spoke Mohawk fluently. When he was young, he roamed all over the land of the reservation. He loved the land and all nature. He was a trapper, a hunter, a fisherman, and a logger. He was an Indian residential school survivor. He led his community as Chief in the late 1960's and early 1970's. During his time as Chief he began Iroquois Cranberry Growers for his people. In his own business, he built many roads to cottages along the rugged western side of Muskoka. Sidney will be greatly missed by his wife Lyla and his sons, Michael (Patricia), Matthew and Mark (Colleen), his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his many Friends. According to Sid's wishes, there will not be a service. In memory donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation, 75 Ann Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 9Z9 would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst.

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COMMANDANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
COMMANDANT, Sidney
Of Wahta Mohawk Territory died on Thursday March 30, 2006 at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, he was 79 years old. Sidney was born and raised in Wahta and spoke Mohawk fluently. When he was young, he roamed all over the land of the reservation. He loved the land and all nature. He was a trapper, a hunter, a fisherman, and a logger. He was an Indian residential school survivor. He led his community as Chief in the late 1960's and early 1970's. During his time as Chief he began Iroquois Cranberry Growers for his people. In his own business, he built many roads to cottages along the rugged western side of Muskoka. Sidney will be greatly missed by his wife Lyla and his sons, Michael (Patricia), Matthew and Mark (Colleen), his grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as his many Friends. According to Sid's wishes, there will not be a service. In memory donations to the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation, 75 Ann Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 9Z9 would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home, Gravenhurst.

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COMMANDANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-14 published
Sid COMMANDANT, 79: 'Rough and tumble' leader
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Sid COMMANDANT was chief of the Wahta Mohawks when he got the idea of collectively cultivating the cranberries from the nearby marsh.
And so began the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, a thriving community-owned Muskoka business whose products can be found in some of Toronto's finest food stores, at the Royal Winter Fair, the Canadian Aboriginal Festival as well as in their own store overlooking the cranberry fields between the Moon and the Musquash Rivers. They're also exported to the U.S. and Europe.
Where they are not found is at the annual Bala Cranberry Festival, although their 27.5 hectares -- the largest in the area, twice the size of any others -- yield up to 7,700 kilograms of berries per harvest.
"We're the real farm," says Matthew COMMANDANT, manager of Iroquois Cranberry Growers.
He raises an eyebrow at the thought of their neighbour's festivities that include duck races, entertainment, craft shows and pancake breakfasts. Iroquois Cranberry Growers offer twice-daily bus tours to the fields at harvest time, and that's it.
Matthew COMMANDANT is the middle son of the man who saw the potential of the berries, sought the help needed to kick start a business that would help turn around the economic fortunes of his people and then left before the first harvest.
It was pure brinkmanship when Sid COMMANDANT walked away after nine years on the job as chief.
"Sid was a real rough-and-tumble kind of guy," according to his nephew, Blaine COMMANDANT, the current chief of the Wahta Mohawk Territories. "And there's always ups and downs over local politics. It's a small pond."
But in 1971, Sid COMMANDANT just hadn't been getting along with the band administrator. It's either him or me, he told council. A vote was taken. The other guy won.
COMMANDANT always said he had no regrets. His sand and gravel haulage business grew and he got plenty of work cutting roads for cottagers through mud and granite. "That was Sid," said his wife, Lyla. "He'd just get up and go on to the next thing."
He was always wary, keeping any emotions in check, playing his cards close to his vest. His years in residential school taught him never to trust.
"He had this drive that was beyond the work ethic," said Matthew. "It was if he was trying to prove something to himself, as if he was trying not to remember."
But, as it turns out, COMMANDANT did care and did stay connected to the cranberry fields.
The Mohawks, the people of the flint, first came to Wahta (the name means sugar maple in Mohawk), in October, 1881. They were Protestants from Oka, Quebec where they were no longer welcome. They settled in and around Gibson Lake, a beautiful but inhospitable part of the country where it was almost impossible to earn a living.
COMMANDANT's father, Eli, managed to support his seven children with trapping, hauling wood and by working as an Indian fire ranger, but that didn't prevent his children from being taken from him away to residential schools. COMMANDANT was sent to Mount Elgin residential school camp near Saint Thomas. Founded in 1849 by the United Church it operated until 1946 as a school and working farm. COMMANDANT was sexually abused by a farmhand he was fed unprocessed grain from the barn and strapped till he bled for any transgression. The third time he ran away, he hid in the swamp when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police came to his parents' home looking for him.
Told by the police to call him, his parents shouted in Mohawk: "Don't come, the police are here." He hid in his uncle's barn, under a bridge and spent the night in the swamp. The next day his father walked the 70 or so kilometres to Huntsville to ask the Indian agent there for permission to have his son back. He got it.
"Sid never could trust people after the school, nor the church either," said his wife. "He could never be affectionate, even with me."
They met in Toronto and decided to start a life together back home. In 1962, when COMMANDANT looked around his community and saw some homes still without electricity or running water, he decided to run for chief. The first thing he did after his election was hold a community "bee" to fix up the cemetery. "It was in terrible shape," said Lyla. "Now it's beautiful."
He instigated regular bean supper and auction nights that netted the community $100 -- huge to their eyes for the times -- for more projects; he started the volunteer parties who still clean up the roadsides. He'd often take the family for walks on the marsh. "He was figuring things out," Lyla said. He asked Orville JOHNSON, a cranberry grower from Bala, to show his community how it's done.
In the mid-'60s the band secured some government funding. They were on their way to becoming the third commercial cranberry grower in Ontario when the money ran out.
They were turned down the first time they asked for more funding, so COMMANDANT went to Queen's Park himself. The bureaucrat was a man who had led a battalion of the Queen's Own Rifles ashore at Juno Beach and had made it a mission to visit the families of all the men he'd lost there. The one he'd been unable to locate was one of the three Mohawks from Gibson Lake killed in the war.
The bond that was created between the two men enabled the Mohawks to get their funding and the government the assurance that the community was fully committed to the project.
"The money was about $200,000 to $300,000," said Matthew COMMANDANT. "It was the biggest thing we'd ever done at that point."
Lyla COMMANDANT helped plant the first acre by hand; she was also one of the women who sorted the first crop of berries five years later in an unheated building that was so cold she had to wear her snowmobile suit. "Sid was around but he was not involved," she said, and that went on even during her own term as chief between 1993 and 1996.
He started to slow down and sell off some of his equipment about 15 years ago after a heart attack necessitated bypass surgery. He took flying lessons and he and Lyla travelled a lot, crisscrossing the country, attending lots of powwows.
He'd always gone fishing and hunting with his sons; now he was going further afield, to northern Quebec, for the caribou. He was hit by Alzheimer's about 18 months ago.
Before he died -- on March 30 at 79 -- he used to go by the marsh nearly every morning. The shack from his sand and gravel business was there; he would tell his wife he was going to talk to the guys there. There was a little trail connecting his sand and gravel operation to the marsh.
"Sid was always peripherally out there keeping an eye on things," said Blaine COMMANDANT, his nephew. "He watched over the cranberry marsh constantly."

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COMMISSO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
TRICHILO, Salvatore
Quietly on March 14, 2006, Salvatore TRICHILO passed away at the age of 85. He will be greatly missed by: his children, daughter Josie COMMISSO, her husband Giuseppe, and their children, Vince, Susanna and Paul; son Domenic TRICHILO, his wife Mary, and their children Zachary, Joshua and Ryan; daughter Rose MIGLIORE, her husband Aniello and their children Felicia and Catherine; and daughter Anna CVECICH, her husband John and their children Rachel and Michael, brother Tony and his wife Bettina, their children Cathie and Paul and their families, his brothers, sisters, and many nephews and nieces and Friends in Italy, Canada, and around the world. Our dad was a special man, with a love for his family which was unending and a stubborn streak that helped him overcome many obstacles in his life. We will miss his sharp mind, his mischievous smile, and his deep love. With his death, he will join his wife Caterina, our beloved mother. Please join us in celebrating his life at Bernardo Funeral Home, 2960 Dufferin Street, for visitation Monday, March 20 from 6-9 p.m, Tuesday, March 21 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Bernard's Church at 1789 Lawrence Ave. West, on Wednesday, March 22 at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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

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COMPEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-13 published
McINTYRE, Br. Wayne G., C.F.C.
A former teacher at Chaminade College School and Br. Edmund Rice Secondary School, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto after a brief illness. Leaving to mourn are the brothers of his religious Congregation, special cousin Pat COMPEAU (Toronto) and Peggy KIRBY (Stouffville) and a large circle of Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Avenue, (at Howard Park), on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Prayers on Monday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Anthony's Church, 1041 Bloor Street West (Toronto), on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, May 2006, St. Cornelius Cemetery, Caledon.

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COMPEAU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-12 published
McINTYRE, Br. Wayne G., C.F.C.
A former teacher at Chaminade College School and Br. Edmund Rice Secondary School, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto after a brief illness. Leaving to mourn are the brothers of his religious Congregation, special cousin Pat COMPEAU (Toronto) and Peggy KIRBY (Stouffville) and a large circle of Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Prayers on Monday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Anthony's Church, 1041 Bloor St. W. (Toronto) on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, May 2006, St. Cornelius Cemetery, Caledon.

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COMPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-09 published
COMPER, Gabrielle Noelle " Geb"
By Paul COMPER
Nurse, artist, mother. Born January 26, 1913 in Marengo, Saskatchewan. Died August 21, 2005, in Chippawa, Ontario, of natural causes, aged 92.
Before she married in 1941, Gabrielle COMPER's maiden name was Gabrielle Noelle Marie Antoinette DUBÉ. However, even as children, we knew and referred to her simply as "Geb," but our familiarity with her assuredly was not contemptuous. Fact is, our beloved mother, who stood no more than 5-foot-3 and lived until she was almost 93, commanded respect. As kids, if we acted up in church, Geb would hold our hands together by our thumbs with one hand while she tickled us mercilessly with the other, until we all dissolved in laughter and promised to behave. We even had neighbourhood contests to see who would be able to escape her one-handed dual thumb-lock; no one ever did. We had no idea where she got her sheer strength, although we suspected it came from wrangling cows out on that forsaken, Marengo, Saskatchewan., homestead that grampa DUBÉ settled at the beginning of the 20th century. Indeed, had her dad not moved from Quebec to Marengo, Geb would no doubt have grown up in Rivière-du-Loup, which is where most of her family originated. She was so proud of her Québécois ancestry, Geb often told us that her roots went right back to Samuel de Champlain.
Way back in the late 1930s, Gabrielle was a registered nurse at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto -- but she was much more than that. She was an intellect, a voracious reader and a consumer of current events. She had firm opinions on every subject and, if you didn't agree with her, well, tough for you.
She was passionate about her community, her church and her marriage of 53 years to our dad, Frank. She loved her kids, adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and tried her best to protect all of us from harm. She taught us to respect others, especially those less fortunate. She worried that our family, scattered by circumstance and opportunity, would drift apart after she passed on.
She valued education and, at the age of 70, having long since retired from the nursing profession, Geb completed a fine arts degree at Ontario College of Art. She admitted she initially found painting male nudes in class mildly unnerving, although she wryly remarked later that the presence of the models was the main reason it took her 10 years to finish her courses.
Because she was so long-lived, Geb saw it all, or at least most of the important historical and social milestones of the last century, including the end of the Great War; the discoveries of insulin and penicillin; the Great Depression and the western dustbowl; the Second World War, the "new" Canadian flag, Watergate, computers, Video Cassette Recorders and non-stick frying pans.
Of all of these, the introduction of Teflon was most appreciated by Geb because, tragically, she was not a good cook; breakfast time at our house was usually spent scraping carbonized toast to render it edible. One time she accidentally dropped a dozen freshly poached eggs down the back of dad's collar as he sat innocently reading the paper and if she'd been able to stop laughing long enough to pour water on him, his burns might not have been so severe. And brother, could she laugh -- at just about every situation, but particularly at herself. Sometimes she would laugh so hard before getting to the punch line of a joke that we feared she'd die telling it.
Right to the end of her life, despite the fact that she was in the grip of a progressing dementia, Geb retained the essential elements of her personality, especially her wit and her charm. Aware that life wasn't always fair, she accepted that fact gracefully. She was a terrific friend, a wonderful mother and a true Canadian, and we will miss her.
Paul COMPER is Geb's son.

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COMPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-16 published
COMPER, Michael T.
After a brief illness on Monday, February 13, 2006 at the age of 56. Mike was a lifelong resident of Leaside until he moved to Chippawa in the Niagara Region in 2004. He attended St. Anselm's School and in keeping with family tradition De La Salle 'Oaklands'. As a "Del" student, Mike discovered that one of his true passions in life was music and the famous De La Salle Drum Corps. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Gabrielle. He is survived by his sister Betty (and Garth HUTCHEON,) Tony (Elizabeth,) Paul (Marion). Mike was the gentle, generous and caring Uncle of Marie, Ann, Peter, Christopher, Reilly, Kathryn, Claire, William and Noelle. Arrangements entrusted to Morse and son Funeral Home. A memorial celebration of Mike's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St Michael's Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated. Online guest register at www.morganfuneral.com

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COMTOIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
COMTOIS, Robert J.J.
Passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint Hospital on Sunday, January 1st, 2006, Robert COMTOIS at the age of 70. Dear beloved husband of Doreen COMTOIS who has enjoyed 51 and a half years of marriage together. Beloved father of the late Robby COMTOIS; Kathy and her husband Gord ASHBEE; Kimberly COMTOIS; Bill and his wife Margo COMTOIS and Brian COMTOIS. Cherished grandfather of Robbie, Alicia, Dylan, Ashley and Maria. Dear brother of Ed, Queenie and the late George COMTOIS. He will be sadly missed by his many family members and Friends. Visitation will be held at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (one block east of St. Clair Ave. E.) 416-267-4656, on Wednesday, January 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 5th, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. at St. Joseph Highland Creek Roman Catholic Church, 200 Morrish Road. Burial to follow at Saint Margaret's in the Pines Cemetery. If desired, monetary donations to the family would be appreciated. Bob, you are the love of my life now and forever. We will find each other again, go in peace. As you take our love with you, I will hold you dearly in my heart Until we meet again. Love your wife, now and forever, Doreen COMTOIS.

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