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EBEL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-12 published
WRIGHT, Roy Edward
World War II Veteran
Peacefully at Gateway Haven in Wiarton on Sunday, December 10, 2006. Roy Edward WRIGHT at the age of 92 years. Loving husband of the former Audrey HEATH. Cherished father of Joanne (late Stanley) THOMAS, of Saint Mary's; Donna STEIP, of Saint Thomas; Barbara (Allan) GILBERT, of Wiarton; Betty (Robert) LAWRENCE, of Sarnia Paul WRIGHT, of Oakville; and Connie STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Daryl McCARTNEY,) of Wiarton. Much loved grandfather of Steven, David, Allan, Jeff, Peter, Allana, Becky, Carey, Tiedra, Hollie, and Brice. Great-grandfather of Jackson, Mitchell, Adam, Amanda, Colin, Dylan, Emily, Ethan, Glenn, Michal, Quiaden, Levi, and Joshua. Dear brother of Lloyd, Orville (Martina), Gladys (Allan) PERCH, Lilian TAILOR/TAYLOR, Mary (Zeke) MYLES, all of Wiarton, and Jim, of Mississauga. Roy will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Rose; brothers Albert 'Teeny' and Stanley 'Turk'; and sister, Shirley EBEL. Roy brought clean drinking water to many families through Stan Wright and Co. Well Drillers and served his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for many years. Family will receive Friends at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Roy's life will be conducted from the chapel on Wednesday, December 13th at 1: 00 o'clock. Pastor Jon DART officiating. Spring interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Members of the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Dept. will form an Honour Guard. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A White Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow in Roy's memory by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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EBEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
EBEN, Doris
Peacefully, at home, on Saturday, December 31, 2005, in her 85th year, with family around her. Beloved wife of the late Peter EBEN. Loving Mutti/Mum of Michael, daughter-in-law Nancy, and Nicholas, daughter-in-law Brenda, adoring and "One of a Kind" Grandma to Lhara (Michael), Christopher (Sarah), Sarah, and Melissa, Doris led a life to be celebrated and will be lovingly remembered by her family and Friends. Due to Doris's wishes, there will be no funeral service. If desired, donations may be sent to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to nancy@eben.ca

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EBERHARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-13 published
EBERHARD, John
Peacefully at his residence on April 9, 2006, John EBERHARD of Ipperwash, formerly of London passed away. Beloved husband of Teresa (VILLANI) EBERHARD. Missed dearly by many relatives and Friends. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to take place at a later date. Arrangement entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel.

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EBERHARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-03 published
EBERHARD, Helen Pauline (née JANES) (12/26/13-05/01/06)
Family and Friends celebrate the life of Helen Pauline (JANES) EBERHARD who passed away peacefully at the Mount Hope Centre of Saint_Joseph's Health Care in London on May 1, 2006. In recognition of a life full of music, a concert dedicated to Helen by the "First St. Andrews Strings" under the direction of Bruce RICHARDSON will take place at 12: 30 on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Family will receive Friends before a Memorial Service conducted by Rev. Dr. David McKANE and Director of Music, Paul MERRITT at First St. Andrews United Church, 350 Queens Avenue, London at 2: 00 p.m. Interment has taken place at a family service conducted by Rev. Dr. Susan SHELSTAD at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. On line remembrances will be received at: eberhard@uwo.ca Helen was in her 93rd year, wife of the late, R.S. (Rudy) EBERHARD (1988.) Predeceased by parents, Rev. Joseph and Pauline JANES (MOWAT) of London and brother Doctor Joseph Mowat JANES of Rochester, Minnesota. Beloved mother of Doctor Rudolph Stuart Mowat EBERHARD and wife Jeannette) of London; John Janes EBERHARD, Q.C. and wife Fran) of London; Elizabeth Jane EBERHARD of Toronto; The Hon. Margaret (Peggy EBERHARD,) wife of Doctor Brian McGUGAN of Orilla. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews on the Eberhard and Janes' side of the family; and, sisters-in-law: Olive EBERHARD of London and Helen (JANES) HILL of Rochester, Minnesota. Helen was born in Kitchener on December 26, 1913. A trained music teacher, she taught Kindergarten at the McKeough School in Chatham. She joined First St. Andrews United Church in 1940 after her marriage to Rudy, a long time member of the church with his family: brother Ken and parents Mr. Charles and Beatrice EBERHARD (STEELE.) Helen joined the Choir and served for over 50 years in the Alto section. Many volunteer interests included teaching in the Mission Band and Sunday School. She enjoyed Friends in Delta Row (later, the United Church Women) and Bi-Focals. Her civic volunteering included the Parkwood Hospital Auxiliary, Inner Wheel (Rotary Club of London), Garden Club, Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and London Council of Women. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made by cheque to "First St. Andrews United Church - Eberhard Memorial Music Fund" (350 Queens Avenue, London, N6B 1X6) and will be gratefully acknowledged. Special thanks goes to the staff of Mount Hope and caring companion of Helen, Gloria Sutherland.

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EBERHARDT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-02-08 published
EBERHARDT, John Henry " Chip"
Passed away at Creedan Valley Nursing Home in Creemore, on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Jean (BEAUPRE.) Dear father of Doug and Lori EBERHARDT of Collingwood, Cathy (Bob PAGET) of Collingwood and Shelley RAWLINGS (Terry THORNE) of Barrie. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Ken, Kayla, Kaytlin, Chris, Rob, Angela and Janna. Dear brother of Pauline (Oliver) Tracey and Jim (Ruby) EBERHARDT and the late Roger and Sara. Funeral Services were held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. Spring Interment Collingwood Presbyterian Cemetery.

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EBERHARDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
This Was Johnathon
In November 2003, Johnathon was beaten, thrown down the basement stairs in his Toronto home and stabbed 71 times -- his throat slashed. Yesterday, his mother sobbed as her only remaining child was handed a life sentence for the murder. Another teen, nicknamed Vampire Boy, was also sentenced as an adult for manslaughter
By Timothy APPLEBY, Armina LIGAYA and Hayley MICK, Page A12
Toronto -- For close to three years he was the 12-year-old Toronto boy with no face and only one name, cut and stabbed so ferociously that he drowned in his own blood.
He was simply "Johnathan," his identity shielded because one of the three teenagers accused of slaughtering him was his older brother, 16 at the time. Identifying the brother would have contravened provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and so "Johnathan," much to the chagrin of his mother, was robbed not just of his life, but also of his identity.
But as sentence was passed yesterday on two of the three accused (the third was acquitted of all charges in February), a Superior Court judge ruled that the horrendous circumstances demanded the killers be dealt with as adults. And so, finally, the veil was lifted and Johnathon Robert MADDEN of Dawes Road, in Toronto's east Danforth area, can be named and seen, as his mother had asked the court.
Likewise unveiled are the two killers, Kevin MADDEN, a hulking, stone-faced figure, now almost 20, and his friend, Timothy FERRIMAN, nicknamed Vampire Boy for his professed fondness for sipping blood.
"The facts are horrific," Mr. Justice David McCOMBS concluded, outlining what he described as "a hideous, senseless crime."
Mr. MADDEN was found guilty of first-degree murder in February and yesterday was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his little brother in the family home, cutting and slicing his face and neck 71 times with a butcher knife, severing both his voice box and his carotid artery.
Mr. MADDEN was also convicted of trying to murder his stepfather, Ralston CHAMPAGNIE, who was attacked with a knife and a baseball bat when he returned home that same afternoon in November of 2003. For that, he received a concurrent 10-year prison term, less three years spent in pretrial custody.
Two years of his life sentence will be served in a youth facility and the balance in a federal penitentiary, Judge McCOMBS ruled. Behind bars since the day after Johnathon was slain, he will be eligible to apply for parole in just over seven years.
Like all lifers, Mr. MADDEN will be under supervision for the rest of his days, if, or when, he goes free. He is not necessarily beyond all hope, the judge said.
In keeping with his icy demeanour throughout the trial, Mr. MADDEN showed not a shred of emotion yesterday. Mr. FERRIMAN, now 18 and convicted of manslaughter for his role in Johnathon's death, was slightly more animated, glancing around at the packed courtroom where his father, Timothy, sat.
Unlike Mr. MADDEN, Mr. FERRIMAN addressed the court during the sentencing hearing, apologizing for what he had done. The judge said yesterday he found the remorse of the "deeply disturbed" young man to be credible.
Mr. FERRIMAN did not stab the boy but he handed Mr. MADDEN the murder weapon and he helped move Johnathon's body.
On top of time served, Mr. FERRIMAN must spend two years less a day in the youth prison system -- in which he is said to have made significant rehabilitative progress -- followed by three years probation.
The judge's comments during the trial were laced with sympathy for the MADDEN family's ordeal of having one son murder another.
But for both prosecution and defence, the case was unusually taxing.
The first trial was aborted midway through jury deliberations after postings on a vampire-related Internet site -- the same one patronized by Montreal's Dawson College killer -- cast doubt on the veracity of a teenaged girl who was the Crown's key witness.
Fourteen years old at the time, the girl had tape-recorded a telephone call in which the two killers had bragged of plans to wipe out Mr. MADDEN's family, beginning with Johnathon. Less than an hour later, with the house vandalized and smashed up, Johnathon's 45-kilogram (100-pound) body was stuffed in a basement crawl space as the three accused awaited Mr. CHAMPAGNIE's return.
All were arrested within 24 hours.
Mr. MADDEN never disputed killing his brother, who "adored" him, their mother, Joanne CHAMPAGNIE, said in a heart-wrenching victim-impact statement.
Missing throughout the trial, however, was any persuasive insight into how Mr. MADDEN's rage boiled to such a peak that he wanted to annihilate his family.
After the verdicts, emotions were mixed.
Lead prosecutor Hank GOODY, who argued strenuously for adult sentences, declined comment.
But Mr. MADDEN's lawyer, Robert NUTTALL, who sought to have his client sentenced as a youth, said he would appeal the ruling.
"I'm disappointed for Kevin, everybody agrees that Kevin is a very troubled fellow," he said. "Kevin desperately needs treatment. And unfortunately, he's not going to get it."
He described Mr. MADDEN as a "deeply disturbed young man" -- not the psychopath perceived by Doctor Ian SWAYZE, a psychiatrist who examined him at length -- who would benefit from treatment within the youth justice system. "If he doesn't get treatment, he will remain a high risk to reoffend. The issue is, where's he going to get the treatment? It sounds like the [penitentiary] is not the place to get it."
John DENNIS, Mr. FERRIMAN's lawyer, called the past three years "a roller coaster ride" and said he, too, would appeal the decision to sentence the young men as adults.
Ms. CHAMPAGNIE said nothing.
Dressed in a ribbed beige sweater and dark pants and flanked by supporters, she started dabbing at her eyes as she took her seat in the first row, the same place she occupied for each day of the sentencing hearing, listening attentively to Judge McCOMBS.
Each time he alluded to the brutal murder, tears flowed, and when he described how Mr. FERRIMAN helped move the younger boy's body, she held her eyes tightly shut.
Talk of Mr. MADDEN's thoughts elicited a different reaction.
"[Kevin] has repeatedly stated that he has never loved anyone, and has never felt love from anyone," the judge said.
Ms. CHAMPAGNIE looked down and shook her head.
And when the judge told the court that Mr. MADDEN blames his mother for not protecting him, she again shook her head.
She didn't react when Mr. MADDEN's sentence was announced.
But she burst into tears when Judge McCOMBS offered his condolences to her family.
She wanted Johnathon's identity revealed, she told the trial earlier, because she wanted him to be remembered -- to have a face.
When she realized yesterday the publication ban could be lifted, she exhaled a sigh of relief.
Homicide squad Detective Sergeant Terry WARK, who became close to the family throughout their ordeal, said later that Ms. CHAMPAGNIE was content with the outcome and still wants to be in Mr. MADDEN's life.
"But she realizes he needs help," Det. Sgt. WARK said. "She's happy that he'll be in a youth facility for the next two years, because he has been getting a lot of help in there."
The judge's ruling was fair, he said. "He was very compassionate to the family, but I think his sentence today was very helpful to the two boys, and it also gets across the message of deterrence."
Dr. SWAYZE also voiced approval.
Mr. MADDEN, he said, is "salvageable to the extent that he's relatively young, and he hasn't had a lifetime of entrenched antisocial attitudes."
Johnathon and Kevin's biological father, also named Kevin MADDEN and estranged from Ms. CHAMPAGNIE since 1993, had no comment on the ruling.
After the sentencing, the brothers' aunt, Wendy EBERHARDT, read a statement on behalf of her family.
"We are relieved to see an end to the trial," she said. "We are pleased that Kevin and Tim are going to get help with their problems. We're relieved to have Johnathon's full name released, so that we can now properly memorialize him."
'BF's 4-ever'
He'd grown up building forts, hurling mud pies with his Friends and playing Little League.
Now he was 12, and larger horizons beckoned.
His voice was beginning to break, he'd started junior high and girls were on his mind.
His best friend's grandmother recalled the fair, blue-eyed boy plunking down at her kitchen table on a November day, three years ago, and musing about a crush. Where should he take her for dinner? he wondered.
None of it would come to pass.
A few weeks later, Johnathon MADDEN was ambushed and stabbed to death by his older brother Kevin, becoming Toronto's 59th homicide victim of 2003.
Until yesterday, he could not be identified, because his name would reveal those of his accused killers.
"He just had a sweetness about him," said the grandmother of his best friend, Nathan. "We miss him."
Johnathon Robert MADDEN was born in Toronto on May 11, 1991, the second son of Joanne and Kevin MADDEN.
The pair separated when Kevin was 7 and Johnathon 3. Their mother remarried soon after the divorce.
The court heard that while a teenaged Kevin had problems in class, at home and with the law, Johnathon led a happy childhood.
"Johnathon was a compassionate boy. He was worried about what was going on in his family. And loved his brother," said the woman, who did not want to be identified.
Johnathon and Nathan lived blocks apart in North York and, for six years, they were inseparable. They built forts, attended Raptors games with Johnathon's family and revelled in nicki-nicki-nine-door "missions."
One weekend, they dotted Nathan's grandmother's yard with holes and had mud fights.
The summer they were 9, they had a marathon number of sleepovers that lasted three weeks.
On the last day of his life, Johnathon walked Nathan home after a snowball fight.
Hours later, the boy was slashed to death by his brother in the basement of his family home.
Nathan, 10 at the time of the killing, testified at two trials held for his friend's accused killers. The first ended in a mistrial.
Johnathon's mother, now Ms. CHAMPAGNIE, wants her son to be remembered, and created a memorial website (http://www.johnathon-madden.memory-of.com). In it, Johnathon is remembered as the boy with the big smile who loved tacos, saltfish and making people laugh.
His aunt, Margo ANDERSON, wrote: "To my nephew, may you enjoy skateboarding with the angels."
A classmate wrote: "You always were the funny one in the class."
And Nathan STEVENSON, Johnathon's co-conspirator, mud-fight rival and sleepover buddy, wrote that he misses his best friend, signing it "BF's 4-ever."
Hayley Mick
'You just don't understand'
During the three years that homicide investigator Detective Sergeant Terry WARK helped shape the prosecution case against Kevin MADDEN, the accused responded to his many questions just once.
"I said to him, 'Kevin, this was your brother. How could you do this?' " the policeman recalled.
"And he said, 'You don't understand. It built up. You just don't understand.' That's the only thing he ever said to me, he never said another word."
Blond, tall and broad shouldered -- he weighed about 230 pounds when he killed his young brother -- Mr. MADDEN appeared to listen carefully during his two murder trials, occasionally peering around the room with his cold, flat eyes.
But he never testified and only once did he display any emotion.
That was when his mother, Joanne CHAMPAGNIE, described her pain and her love for both of her sons.
Her words left Mr. MADDEN sobbing quietly, rocking in his chair in the prisoners' box.
To the end, the teenaged killer was an enigma.
Mr. MADDEN's history -- moving from house to house after his parents' marriage failed, habitual truancy at 10 different schools, alcohol abuse that started at the age of 12, sharing his home with a stepfather he hated -- offered some grim early warning signs.
When he killed his 12-year-old brother, he was already on probation over threats he had made to schoolmates
He also threatened to blow up one school. He was suspended at least six times from the last high school he attended.
Some observers -- including the judge who sentenced him to life imprisonment yesterday -- nonetheless see a glimmer of hope, because of his youth.
So does his biological father.
"He's got ambition now," Kevin MADDEN Sr. told the court after visiting his son in custody. "He wants to get good grades, wants to be productive, he seems like a totally different person."
Prosecutor Hank GOODY saw things entirely differently.
"Mr. MADDEN is now the same person psychologically as he was November 23, 2003," he told the court. "And is likely to remain the same psychologically for the foreseeable future."
And forensic psychiatrist Doctor Ian SWAYZE painted a picture that was alarming.
"He really is sort of a smouldering volcano, with steam coming out of the vents," he testified.
"These explosions of anger are not out of character, not aberrant. There's a cascade towards a terrible event… a path towards disaster."
Timothy APPLEBY and Armina LIGAYA

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EBERLEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-27 published
THOMAS, Jean Isobel (née SCOTT) R.N. Hospital For Sick Children
Born in 1913 in Coldwater, Ontario, daughter of the late George and May SCOTT, passed away at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Bobcaygeon, on November 25, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Doctor W.D. (Doug) THOMAS. Predeceased by twin brother John SCOTT and survived by sister Marion BAILEY. Devoted mother of Altamae EBERLEE, Judith BURGESS (Kerry) and Frances FISHER. She will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren: Jennifer BENTLEY (Jeff,) Douglas EBERLEE (Kate); Scott (Louisa), Matthew (Susan) and Jonathon BURGESS; Paula, Tom and Dan FISHER; and her twelve great-grandchildren: Nich, Joe, Emily, Will, Sam, Ellie, Anna, Erin, Danielle, Steven, Peter and Timothy. Family and Friends will be received at Trinity United Church, Bobcaygeon, on Thursday, November 30th, 2006 from 1: 30 until service time at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Monk Funeral Home, Bobcaygeon (866-393-0063). Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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