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DIRADO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
DINN, Jerome Ronald
Passed away at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Sunday, October 1, 2006, in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Rosemary (née DOWNEY). Loved father of Tammy McLEOD (née DINN) and her husband Brian and Jason DINN, all of Burlington. Loved brother of Doug and Shelley, Bob and Diane, Phillip, Kathy DINN and Colin McDOUGALL and Brian and Krystal. Brother-in-law of Rosalind DIRADO, Barbara and Dan VERIGIN and Debbie and Pat KEANE. Missed also by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Noël and David, sister Patsy, brother-in-law Leo DOWNEY and sister-in-law Audrey DOWNEY. Jerome's life has touched hundreds of Friends worldwide. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of his company. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at Saint_John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Brant Street (at Blairholm), Burlington on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Vigil service Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home. www.smithsfh.com

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DIRENFELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-28 published
FORREST, Ivan Bruce
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans' Hospital on 26 June, 2006. A graduate of Eastern Commerce High School, and forty-four year employee of the City of Toronto, he retired in 1983 after 19 years as Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. Ivan served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1946 and saw service in western Canada, the Yukon, and the European theatre. He will be sorely missed by his beloved wife Lois (née McCAUGHAN,) his children Kim, Carole and Kevin, his son-in-law Paul NADEAU and daughter-in-law Susan FORREST. His memory will be cherished by his dear grandchildren Meghan, Emily, Andrew, Meredith, Elizabeth, Olivia, Isobel, and Edward; he was predeceased by sons Danny and Andrew. Ivan was loved and respected by his in-laws Sigurd CHRISTENSEN and Joe and Pat BOYD, by his many nieces, nephews and cousins, and many Friends and colleagues. He will always be remembered for his service to Toronto and to Canada, and his unwavering love of family. The family wishes to thank the staff of K2W and Doctor DIRENFELD for 10 years of exceptional care. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 2570 Danforth Avenue (at Main Street) on Wednesday, 28 June from 7: 00-9:00 and on Thursday, 29 June from 2:00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00. Service for the Burial of the Dead will take place at the Church of Saint_John the Baptist, Norway, 470 Woodbine Avenue (at Kingston Rd.) at 11: 00 on Friday, 30 June. If desired, a donation may be made to the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.

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

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DIRENZO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
MARITAN, Lendo Angelo
Passed away on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital after a long struggle at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Elaine. Loving and devoted father of Wendy VAN MONSJOU, Paul MARITAN and Kimberly JACKSON. Grandfather of Benjamin, Tanya and Russ. Lendo will be sadly missed by his sisters Antoinette PICCOLOTTO, Emma PELLIZZARI, Bruna DIRENZO, Susie and her husband Andy SASS. He will also be fondly remembered by his extended family and many Friends. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (403/Dundas) in Oakville, 905-257-8822 on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Reception to follow. Special thanks to Dr. HAMEED and the staff on 3-East who took exceptional care of Lendo over the term of his illness. If desired, donations may be made to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital or to the Oakville Lions Club.

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DIRKS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-07 published
ERB GINGERICH, Carol (née ERB)
Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Monday, June 5, 2006, Carol ERB GINGERICH, of Zurich, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Cyril K. GINGERICH (1999.) Dear sister and sister-in-law of Delphine and Melvin ZEHR, of Kitchener, Joy and Cornelius KLASSEN, of Vineland, Eleanor and Orland JANTZI/YANTZI, of Waterloo, Kathryn and Paul STECKLE, of R.R.#2 Zurich, Charles and Tanya ERB, of Zurich, Marjorie STECKLE, of Tavistock, Philip and Laurie ERB, of Zurich, Audrey GINGERICH, of Magnetawan, Cleve and Margaret GINGERICH, of Grand Bend, Gloria and Wally DIRKS, of Petersburg and Pearl and Andrew KIPFER/KUEPFER, of New Hamburg. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Mabel (JANTZI/YANTZI) ERB, brothers-in-law Gerald STECKLE, Victor GINGERICH and Gerald GINGERICH and one niece Connie STECKLE. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. in the Zurich Mennonite Church. Pastor Phil WAGLER officiating. Cremation. Private family interment Zurich Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carol Erb Gingerich Scholarship Fund, C.B.M.I.; or the Zurich Mennonite Church Mission Fund. Condolences may be forwarded to www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Carol ERB GINGERICH.

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DIRKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
SIMMS, Raymond Edmund
The death of Raymond Edmund SIMMS occurred on February 2, 2006 at Pine Grove Nursing Home, Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was the husband of Maisie (MacRAE) SIMMS. Raymond was born on March 25, 1918 in New Liskeard, Ontario, to parents Edwin and Mary (Reynolds) SIMMS. His early days were spent in Northern Ontario. He attended Scollard Hall in North Bay, Ontario, Queen's University and Osgoode Hall Law School. He served as a lieutenant in World War 2 Canadian Army Artillery Corps. After the war, Raymond practiced law in Sudbury, Ontario and later in Toronto, Ontario. On retirement he returned to his birthplace, revisiting his boyhood haunts, and doing some travelling both at home and abroad. Later he took up residence in the Village of Gagetown, New Brunswick and more recently he moved to Fredericton. Besides his wife, Raymond is survived by his step-daughter Mary-Jo MacRAE (Ray KAINE) of the Village of Gagetown and her three children Dylan, Jordan and Dryw; also by his step-son Wayne (Jean) SIMMS of London, Ontario two granddaughters Leanne SIMMS of New York City and Caroline (Rob) DIRKSON of Winnipeg, Minnesota. Also surviving are his two brothers: Robert (Elsie) of Toronto, Ontario and Clare (Cecile) of Belleville, Ontario and two sisters Joyce DEAS of Beaverton, Ontario and Mava HOLLAND of Clinton, Ontario. There are many surviving nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Raymond was predeceased by his first wife, Helen (McWHINNIE) SIMMS; one sister Cavell and two brothers Hugh and Blake. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Rev. Monte Peters will officiate. Graveside service and interment will follow in the springtime in New Liskeard, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made to D.E.C.H. Hospital Foundation or the Palliative Care Ward in Raymond's memory. McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. www.mcadamsfh.com
Sunset and evening star and one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea. Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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DIRNBERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
ERTL, Otto (March 22, 1928-January 27, 2006)
Otto will always be remembered as a loving Father to Lawrence (Gabi), Moritz (Alicja), Andre (Hildegund), Gabriella (Michael BENNETT), Nicolette and Chantal (David CARTER). He was the proud Opa of Matthew, Katelynn, Natalie, Emily, Maria, Kevin, Leopold, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Clairice and Nadine. Otto will be missed by his sister Maria Delores DIRNBERGER and niece Andrea STEINBERG. Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel (northeast corner of Hwy. 404 and 16th Avenue) 905-887-8600 on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Saint Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church (10295 Yonge Street) on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Stouffville Cemetery.

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DIRNWEBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-01 published
MANN, Veronica " Ronnie" (née KLEIN)
Daughter of the late Janosz and Esther KLEIN. Born in Budapest, Hungary on October 25, 1927 and passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 28, 2006. She was a holocaust survivor who saved her sister's life when they were escaping during the Nazi period. She fled Hungary after the Communist occupation eventually settling in Toronto. Ronnie valiantly endured Parkinson's disease for 36 years and she bravely conquered breast cancer 20 years ago. Mourned, loved and remembered by her devoted husband Fred, son Larry (Lyn,) sister Agi DAY (Peter) of Seattle, grandchildren, nieces and nephew, brother-in-law Howard MANN (Jean,) and cousin Cuni DIRNWEBER of Vienna. Grateful appreciation to her caregivers Gloria and Maureen, and to her Friends who stood by her side through the recent trying times. Funeral and Shiva private.

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DIROSA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-31 published
BARRATT, Roy William
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Roy on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the age of 79. Loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty). Devoted father of Cheryl Ann and her husband Paul ELFORD, Cindy and her husband John DIROSA, and the late John William. Proud granddad of John Roy, Jamie, Darren, Sandra, Christina, Kimberley, Amanda and Stephanie. Great-granddad of Stephen, Sydney and Ashley. He will be fondly remembered by his twin brother Ross, many family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. East), on Sunday, April 2, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. Interment Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

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DIRSTEIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-04 published
HODGINS, Margaret Jean
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Monday, January 2nd, 2006, Margaret Jean HODGINS of London passed away in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Samuel John HODGINS. Dear mother of Anne and her husband Don THEDE of London. Loving grandmother of Katherine and Michael. Survived by sisters and brothers Agnes WILKES of Guelph, Ruth (Gerry) DIRSTEIN of Waterloo, Roy NIXON of Fergus, Austin NIXON of Stoneycreek, Jack and his wife Joan NIXON of Fergus, Kenneth NIXON and his wife Mary of Bowmanville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Howard, Chester, Raymond, Melvin, Joseph, and by sisters Edith RIGBY and Estella HILLMAN. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Keith McKEE officiating. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

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