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EDMEADS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-20 published
EDMEADS, Doctor John
Dr. John EDMEADS died peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital on November 16th 2006, surrounded by family and Friends, following a courageous battle with leukemia. He will be sorely missed by his wife Catherine (BERGERON,) his mother Beatrice (Rose) and his son Christopher. His loss is also deeply felt by his brother Ralph, his sister Marilynne and his brother-in-law Stan (Henry). He also leaves behind his brother-in-law, André, and his wife Lise BERGERON, as well as many nephews and nieces. We are deeply grateful for the magnificent care he received at Sunnybrook, Princess Margaret Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Friday, November 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place in the Bedford Chapel on Saturday, November 25 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, earmarked for leukemia research, would be appreciated (416 946-6560 or 1-866-224-6560). condolences@morleybedford.ca

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EDMEADS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-06 published
John EDMEADS, Physician (1936-2006)
Gifted healer and teacher who was considered the world's expert in headaches and migraines once described his own lingering agony as 'still flapping its bat-like wings behind my brow'
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- Women make up roughly 75 per cent of the three million migraine sufferers in Canada. So why is it that new drugs to help manage acute migraines can, for some women at certain times, make their headaches worse? Doctor John EDMEADS, Canada's migraine guru, had an unvarnished answer: "Most physicians are men."
Not all headaches are created equal, and as many as 40 per cent of menopausal women who take migraine medication may find their headache getting worse. There are ways around the problem, such as hormone replacements with lower doses of estrogen, but "it's amazing how many neurologists out there don't know that," Doctor EDMEADS once observed.
Find a doctor who has what you have, goes the old saw; the empathy will be automatic. A migraineur himself, Doctor EDMEADS knew what his patients were going through. Deploying his customary oratorical flourish, he once described his own lingering agony as "still flapping its bat-like wings behind my brow." A patient's first few weeks off pain pills were "seven purple shades of hell."
A gifted healer, a much loved and widely admired teacher, administrator, expert witness and all-around wit, Doctor EDMEADS was considered Canada's, if not the world's, pre-eminent medical specialist in headaches and migraines. Anyone needing a brain doctor on the day of his memorial service in Toronto was likely out of luck; they were all packed into a room honouring a man lauded as a physician's physician and neurologist's neurologist, yet without a whiff of pretence.
"Doctors got better at diagnosing migraines because of John," said Canadian neurologist David Dodick, who completed a fellowship in headache studies under Doctor EDMEADS a decade ago and now works at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "Ask anyone who the most gifted speaker on the subject was, and they would all say 'Dr. EDMEADS.' I've never heard a negative word about him, ever, around the world."
A neurologist at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for 39 years and professor at the University of Toronto's medical faculty, where he won two Silver Shovel teaching awards for best clinical lecturer, Doctor EDMEADS knew well that even the word migraine can weaken knees. It was largely on his watch that the skull-splitting condition was understood, and has been proven as a neurological disorder, not just something triggered by too much gin, chocolate or a whiney two-year-old.
Even with recent advances, an estimated one-third of sufferers do not seek treatment, and migraine continues to be misunderstood, undertreated, and underdiagnosed.
The Migraine Association of Canada has noted some painful numbers: In Canada, 3.2 million adults and 250,000 children suffer from migraines, and absenteeism and loss of productivity resulting from migraines cost the economy $20 every second, or about $600-million annually.
Last year's Canadian Migraine in Women Survey alarmingly suggested that 32 per cent of Canadian adult women suffer from debilitating migraines (the worldwide ratio is 18 per cent of women and 6 per cent of men, but the prevalence for women is thought to be vastly understated).
Dr. EDMEADS placed hope in a relatively new class of migraine medications called triptans, but "he was not the sort of guy who sat in a lab and looked at molecules," said Valerie South, a nurse and author of the 1996 book Migraine. "He was the king of bedside manner. He let his patients do the talking."
Among them was Catherine Cripps, who was referred to Doctor EDMEADS after two other doctors were stumped by her "indescribable" pains. "He nailed it right away," recalled Ms. Cripps, who was diagnosed as having 11 leaks in her spinal cord -- with no cure. Even so, "he counselled me in such a way as to give me strength and hope. I will always be grateful for that."
Painkillers had their place, but Doctor EDMEADS felt that some migraineurs may be better off taking no medication at all. He and other specialists recognized that up to 40 per cent of Canadian sufferers have medication-induced headaches from both prescribed and over-the-counter drugs.
"These patients feel they have to take something for pain all the time, but in this case, the medication may not be doing them any good," he told a 1995 news conference. In one study, six months after withdrawal, about 70 per cent of patients reported they were able to cope without painkillers. "They still have migraines, but they don't feel out of control."
So what did Doctor EDMEADS take for his own head pain? Would you believe Alka-Seltzer? "It's liquid and it goes right to the root of the trouble immediately," chuckled his sister, Marilyn HENRY. "He believed in it religiously."
Neither did he gloss over garden-variety tension headaches, which affect about one-third of adults. They may not enjoy the pride of place of migraines, "but they do represent a very significant problem for many people. The pain is less severe than that of migraine, and the picture of an attack less dramatic, but the long-term suffering of someone with truly intrusive tension-type headaches can often be equivalent to that due to the migraine."
Two brain-related events figured in Doctor EDMEADS's formative years: He stuttered as a child and adolescent. Speech therapy and lots of practice helped him overcome the condition -- in spades. He went on to win pretty much every teaching award in the field (yet felt compelled to complete a master's degree in education at the age of 60). And his father died of a brain tumour while Dr. EDMEADS was a 25-year-old resident. As a family member, he was not permitted to treat his father.
Neurology had been a fairly popular specialty at the time of his graduation from the University of Toronto's medical school in 1959 but headache wasn't. The story goes that one day 45 or so years ago, Doctor EDMEADS was meeting with his mentor, Doctor Henry BARNETT. A pharmaceutical salesman entered and asked Doctor BARNETT to conduct a study on a new migraine drug. "There's your expert," Dr. BARNETT quickly sidestepped, pointing to his young protégé.
Dr. EDMEADS "accepted the challenge and did the study and became an expert," said Don COWAN, a former physician-in-chief at Sunnybrook (a position held by Doctor EDMEADS from 1994 to 2001.)
In 1988, Doctor EDMEADS was part of a medical team that testified on behalf of Kenneth James PARKS, a 24-year-old who had stabbed his mother-in-law to death and pleaded not guilty by reason of somnambulism. The sleepwalking defence worked, and Mr. PARKS was acquitted.
Dr. EDMEADS also researched the history of migraines for the World Headache Alliance and found many historical figures who suffered from the disorder, perhaps even having been influenced by it. They included painter Vincent Van Gogh, writers Virginia Woolf and Lewis Carroll, Napoleon, Julius Caesar and Elvis Presley.
It was not for nothing that Doctor EDMEADS bore a striking resemblance to actor Alan Alda, down to the tall and lanky frame. Like Hawkeye Pierce, Doctor EDMEADS's wit was irreverent but never cutting. A sampling, courtesy of his friend of 40 years, psychiatrist Fred SHEFTEL:
Hospitalized with his cancer, Doctor EDMEADS asked Friends not to call his wife after 10 p.m. "She'll think it's the hospital telling her I'm dead"
A medical expert was "anyone who comes from more than 50 miles away with slides"
Most lectures "are characterized by the information on the slide going from the mouth of the lecturer to the ears of the listener without going through the minds of either"
The extent of injuries and disabilities arising from post-traumatic whiplash disorder "depends on the kind of car the driver sees in the rearview mirror -- Ford or Mercedes."
Did Doctor EDMEADS diagnose his own terminal condition? No one knows, but he did come to work one day and instructed his loyal assistant, Hazel JOFFE, to throw away the slew of awards, plaques and citations on his wall, calling them "pure vanity." She took them down, but moved them to a residents' room at Sunnybrook named for him.
Dr. EDMEADS was the first Canadian to serve as president of the American Headache Society, which awarded him one final, posthumous kudo: The 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. John Gordon EDMEADS was born in Toronto on April 15, 1936, and died there on November 16, 2006, of acute leukemia. He was He leaves his wife, Catherine BERGERON, a neuropathologist; a son, Christopher; brother Ralph and sister Marilyn HENRY.

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EDMISON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
LUSCOMBE, Lary
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, December 15, 2006, Mr. Lary LUSCOMBE of Strathroy and formerly of Saint Thomas in his 74th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Wilma (CONNOR) LUSCOMBE (2004.) Loving father of Barry (Lorri) LUSCOMBE, Jeff (Nancy) LUSCOMBE all of Saint Thomas and Brenda (Darren) THIRKETTLE of Strathroy. Will be sadly missed by loving grandchildren Ashley PODEBRY, Chris, Melissa, Steven, Laura, Jodie, Shayne, Lindsay and Jenna THIRKETTLE, great-grandfather of Christian. Survived by his sisters Kay DUBYK and Dorothy PROCTOR, sisters-in-law Hazel LUSCOMBE and Ruby (George) LEVERTON all of Saint Thomas and brother-in-law Ken EDMISON of London. Predeceased by brother Fred "Sparky" LUSCOMBE. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lary.

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EDMOND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-05 published
RANSLEY, Annie " Nancy"
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2006 in her 85th year. Dear mother of David, cherished grandmother of Bryan and Michelle and mother-in-law to Marilyn all of Mississauga. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Marjorie FIRTH of London as well as nieces and nephews in Canada and the United Kingdom. Annie was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob), sister-in-law Edith PRATT, her very good friend Bill LEGG, her parents Anne (EDMOND) and John JEUNE and her sister Irene CLAYTON. Nancy will be missed by long time Friends in Waterloo where she and her husband Bob were active members of the All Saints Church, Anglican. The family will receive Friends on Thursday, October 5, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lions Head. The service to celebrate Nancy's life will be held at Christ Church Anglican, Main Street, Lions head on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Jawn KOLOHON officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Ontario Frederation of Naturalists would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences for the family may be left at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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EDMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-03 published
RANSLEY, Annie " Nancy" (née JEUNE)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2006 in her 85th year. Dear mother of David, cherished grandmother of Bryan and Michelle and mother-in-law to Marilyn all of Mississauga. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Marjorie FIRTH of London as well as nieces and nephews in Canada and the United Kingdom. Annie was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob), sister-in-law Edith PRATT, her very good friend Bill LEGG, her parents Anne (EDMOND) and John JEUNE and her sister Irene CLAYTON. Nancy will be missed by long time Friends in Waterloo where she and her husband Bob were active members of the All Saints Church, Anglican. The family will receive Friends on Thursday, October 5, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at the Davidson Chapel, 71 Main Street, Lions Head. The service to celebrate Nancy's life will be held at Christ Church Anglican, Main Street, Lions head on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Jawn KOLOHON officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Ontario Federation of Naturalists would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences for the family may be left at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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EDMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
PHEMISTER, Norman Clendenning
(Veteran World War 2) (Retired - Bell Canada)
In Ottawa, on Thursday, April 20, 2006 in his 91st year after a brief illness. Loving husband for over 63 years to Mary (SHERWOOD,) and devoted father to George and Martha (John EDMOND.) Predeceased by sister Jean (Frederick Charles OPPEN) and brother Ross. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Norm graduated from the University of Toronto in 1938. During World War 2, he served in Europe with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, and was awarded the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Netherlands Government for his contribution to the Dutch people. After a long career with Bell Canada and the Trans Canada Telephone System, Norm retired as a senior executive to enjoy summers at Big Rideau Lake and the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, and winters in Sarasota, Florida. Norm will be missed by his family, nieces and nephews and many Friends far and wide. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Tuesday, April 25, from 1 p.m. until service time in the Chapel at 2: 30 p.m. Those wishing may make donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses. A special thanks to all the caregivers who helped Norm enjoy his life at home with family and Friends. Condolences/donations/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-29 published
EDMONDS, Jason (September 1, 1976-January 29, 2000)
Dearest Jason, There is not a day that goes by without thoughts of you. We are fortunate to have had you in our lives. We shed tears because you are missed. We share smiles because we have wonderful memories. On this day and every day, please know that you are loved. Mom, Dad, Jordan, Cameron and family.

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-02 published
VANDENBERK, Peter
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, on Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, Mr. Peter VANDENBERK of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Mrs. Louise VANDENBERK. Loving father of Mary-Ann LEONARD and Doug MacLEAN of London, Mary-Lou RUTHERFORD and her husband Dave of London, and Martin VANDENBERK and his wife Sue of Niagara Falls. Dear grandfather of Vincent LEONARD, Annette EDMONDS, Barb and husband Steve CLARKE, Kevin ARNOLD, Kris ARNOLD, Brad and Nikki VANDENBERK, and great-grandfather to Nolan EDMONDS, Skylar ARNOLD and Mandi and Johnny CLARKE. Dear brother-in-law of Ida VANDENBERK. Also survived by 4 sisters and 2 brothers in Holland, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. A memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Sunday, February 5th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Darrell SHAULE officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Peter, are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
DUNCAN, W.P. "Bill"
Of London passed away in his 87th year on Saturday, June 10th, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, surrounded by his family following a brief battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 66 years to Vivian (EDMONDS) DUNCAN. Dear father of Jerry, Brian and Peter and families. Also survived by his sister Peggy DUNCAN. We will all miss him greatly. Bill served for 5 years overseas with the 2nd R.C.R. in World War 2 and was a longstanding member of Kilwinning Lodge No. 64 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons and the Mocha Shrine. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 13th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a service to celebrate Bill's life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 14th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Darrell SHAULE officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospitals For Children c/o Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne Street, London N6B 2T3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London N6A 3A1, would be appreciated. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-03 published
WALLACE, Kathleen Ada (née HALL)
Peacefully at the Senior's Health Centre, North York, on Friday, March 31st, 2006. Beloved wife of the late William WALLACE. Dear mother of John and Helen (Brian EDMONDS.) Second mother to Keith FLEMING/FLEMMING. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, David, Michael, Laura and Steven. Loving sister of Dorothy RICHARDSON and the late Jim HALL. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Senior's Health Centre, North York and Amica at Bayview. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. Service in the Chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Windfall Clothing Service, 530 Adelaide Street West, Suite 404, Toronto, M5V 1T5 or the charity of your choice.

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-17 published
EDMONDS, Charles " Chuck"
By Katharine EDMONDS, Page A18
Husband, Dad, salesman, pianist, golfer. Born December 30, 1916, in Toronto. Died November 8, 2005 of old age, in Hamilton, Ontario, aged 88.
Chuck's lifelong passion for desserts, and especially cookies, may be explained by his heritage. He was born into an old Toronto family with a grandfather who was the president of Christie's. A box of biscuits was the natural, delicious gift for any occasion. It may also have been the reason for his adult "spare tire."
He had a life-altering experience when, as a youth he went with his father, to hear Dale Carnegie (of How To Win Friends and Influence People fame) speak at Massey Hall. His lifelong skill of remembering the names and a tidbit of information about each person he met -- "This is Lisa. She's from Nova Scotia and she has two horses." -- was both impressive and endearing.
He met our mother, Barbara, on a blind date arranged by Friends. They had eyes only for each other, but the war exploded. Chuck travelled to Royal Roads in Victoria for officer training, then spent the next five cruel, cold years criss-crossing the North Atlantic in a corvette, escorting convoys to an embattled Britain. At home on leave in 1942, he married his love, and after a brief honeymoon, rejoined his command. When the war ended, Virginia, Katharine, Bob and Don were born in short order.
Chuck handled with aplomb the transition from lieutenant-commander aboard a small vessel to being a suburban husband, packaging salesman, and wonderful, instant father. He took full responsibility as a parent, bathing his children at night after work, and reading stories from his "book of two hands," his made-up stories about the activities of his "little rascals." He spent countless hours in the freezing dark flooding skating rinks, days perfecting his daughters' skills wielding a hammer and saw, and weeks teaching the rudiments of basketball and softball to all his offspring, and to others. He became the neighbourhood Dad. He welcomed them all, the children whose fathers were busy or just not as attentive (and each had a name: Bullets, Mighty Mike) but we, his children, always knew that he was ours.
Chuck maintained the familial interest in food as he travelled the Niagara peninsula. Some travelling salesmen knew every bar, some every strip joint. Not Chuck. He knew towns by their bakeries. At least twice a week, he arrived home with a stack of white boxes tied with string. And so the spare tire inflated.
Retirement brought an increased addiction to golf and his piano, but he never ceased to be there for his children. He discovered consumer goods that we simply had to have -- scissors in a holder that stuck to the side of the fridge, the hanging cutlery rack, and Popeil's rotisserie ovens.
Then Barbara became ill with Alzheimer's disease and he made an astonishing transition to empathetic caregiver. He used humour to cope, talking about the difficulties of "tag-team" pantyhose in getting Barbara dressed. He loved shopping, and now he had a new purpose. He joked that the salespeople in Eaton's must have thought he was a transvestite, since he spent so much time in the women's clothing department. He took over the cooking, having never concocted anything more complicated than oatmeal. With his new electric wok, one of his triumphs was stir-fried hot dogs and broccoli. (Barbara predeceased him.)
A car crash in November 1996 changed his life forever, but spinal cord injury didn't change his optimistic outlook. He refused to believe that he would not recover. No longer able to swing a golf club or play his piano, at least he could still offer cookies, with the added advice: "You have to keep your spirits up!" And right to the end, he did.
Katharine EDMONDS is Chuck's daughter.

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
WALLACE, Kathleen
By Helen Wallace EDMONDS, Page A16
Wife, mother, grandmother, secretary, baker, gardener, crossword enthusiast, advice-giver. Born January 7, 1915, in Toronto. Died March 31 in Toronto, of natural causes, aged 91.
When asked her height, Kath would reply: "Five feet, 12 inches," and add, with a twinkle in her eye: "Ladies are never six feet."
Being a lady was important to her. Her daughter and granddaughter were ushered out the door many times with the advice: "Get on the subway car with the whistle man. Make sure you have your mad money. And above all -- remember you're a lady."
She was the daughter of British immigrants; a plasterer and a homemaker. She often said that she bore the scars of the Depression. She described herself as penurious and when taking someone out shopping would ask, "Well, have you seen anything here you can't live without?" It would rather limit one's purchases!
But Kath was totally generous of heart. She would drive extra miles, stay up with sick grandchildren, sew costumes at the eleventh hour, edit and type university papers and provide tea, scones and support for all who needed them. Whenever you tried to say thanks, her response would be, "I'm glad to do it -- just do it for your own children."
She met her husband, William WALLACE, before he enlisted in the army in 1942. While he was overseas, weekly Care packages, which included the very latest Time magazine and perhaps some baked goods, found him as he trekked through Italy and on to the Netherlands. A shoebox full of hundreds of treasured letters, precious memories, are safely stored away. Downplaying their importance, Kath advised her family not to throw them away because, "The stamps will be worth something, some day!" Married in 1946, Kath and Bill settled down to family life. Two children, a son and daughter, were cherished but not allowed to become self-important. After all, Kath said, "I wouldn't take a million for either one of you, but I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for another!" Disappointed that neither she nor her husband ever got beyond Grade 12, she instilled in her children the desire for higher learning and helped them along by tirelessly typing essays and résumés as well as encouraging, advising and rejoicing in their efforts. The result was one lawyer and one teacher.
In 1961 she began work as a public school secretary for the Scarborough Board of Education, a job she loved. She remained at Edgewood Public School until 1980.
Kath did believe in always doing one's best and aiming for perfection, be it in schooling, sewing, mixing cement or making sausage rolls. But she and her husband knew there were limits. To indicate a task was done sufficiently well Bill would say, "A blind man would be damn glad to see it." As to any remaining imperfections, Kath would add: "A man on a galloping horse will never notice." Unfortunately, not all wisdom will be passed down through the generations exactly as provided -- her children have been heard to say "A blind man on a galloping horse would be damn glad to see it."
At her funeral, her eldest grand_son remarked on her enduring habit of insisting on waving goodbye, be it from her home in Scarborough or her condo in North York. Later still, she would be helped to her second-floor residence room only to insist on coming back down to the front door to wave goodbye. There she stood, no longer 5-foot-12, a mere wisp of her former self, with her beautiful smile, her hand waving, often repeating her signature advice: "Hold your head up high and look the world in the eye."
Helen is Kathleen's daughter.

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-09 published
McVEEN, Virginia Neale Johnston Frankish Archer Bergeron
In her 90th year, in the arms of her daughter Lynn (Claude) GODIN of Lachine Quebec. Survived by her beloved Grandsons Nicolas and Simon GODIN and nieces Catherine (Neale) SLOAN and Cynthia (Neale) EDMONDS. Cremation has taken place. Interment to follow later in Toronto. She will be remembered for her strength and courage after a difficult life. Special thanks to the amazing staff at Foyer Dorval for their care, support and compassion. Rest in Peace

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-10 published
BAIN, Ivan Earl
At the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006, age 77 years. Ivan BAIN of Brighton, son of the late James BAIN and the late Edith (FRASER.) Beloved husband of the late Reta (BARBER.) Loving brother of Edith BORRADAILE of Scarborough, Arnold BAIN of Newcastle, Norman BAIN of Brighton, and Dawna and her husband Rod McLEOD of Etobicoke. Predeceased by his brothers, Gordon and Donald, and his sisters, Eva HEADLEY and Hazel EDMONDS. Dear brother-in-law of Aurelie BAIN of Buffalo, New York. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Saturday from 12 o'clock. Service in the funeral home on Saturday, March 11th at 1 o'clock. Cremation with interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Golden Plough Lodge, care of P.O. Box 96, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, would be appreciated by the family. www.walasfuneralhome.com

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
EDMONDS, Arthur
(Retired Parts Manager Parkwood Central, Toronto; Sheridan Chev. Pickering)
Passed away at Community Nursing Home, Port Perry on Wednesday. March 29th, 2006 in his 88th year. Dearly loved husband of Eileen EDMONDS (née WARD) of Brooklin. Much loved father of Judi ORSI of Tottenham, Susan and her husband Peter MOORE of Brooklin and Ward EDMONDS and his wife Beatrice of Huntsville. Dear Poppa of Luke (Kelly), Sebastian (Siobhan) and Kathleen. Grandfather of Sara, Emily, Danielle and Nicole. Survived by his brother Robert EDMONDS of Kenora. Predeceased by brother John and his sister Molly. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Memorial Chapel Brooklin, 79 Baldwin Street, Brooklin Village, Whitby, 905-655-3662. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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EDMONDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-02 published
WALLACE, Kathleen Ada (née HALL)
Peacefully, at the Seniors Health Centre, North York, on Friday, March 31, 2006. Beloved wife of the late William WALLACE. Dear mother of John and Helen (Brian EDMONDS.) Second mother to Keith FLEMING/FLEMMING. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, David, Michael, Laura and Steven. Loving sister of Dorothy RICHARDSON and the late Jim HALL. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Seniors Health Centre, North York and Amica at Bayview. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. Service in the Chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Windfall Clothing Service, 530 Adelaide Street West, Suite 404, Toronto M5V 1T5 or the charity of your choice.

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EDMONDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-01 published
BUTTERFIELD, Frederick Edmund
A resident of Chatham. Frederick Edmund BUTTERFIELD died Tuesday February 28, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 90. Born in Healey Falls, Ontario son of the late Herbert Choate and Clara Lorraine Phoebe (BROWN) BUTTERFIELD. Beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (STACK) BUTTERFIELD (1989) and Clare (O'GRADY) BUTTERFIELD (2000.) Dear father of Ronald H. and Valerie BUTTERFIELD, Chatham. Grandfather of Anna Lee and Jeff EDMONDSON, Chatham and Fred BUTTERFIELD, Orillia. Great Grandfather of Shawna and Tyler EDMONDSON. A Private Family Memorial service will be conducted at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St. Chatham. Cremation. Donations made by cheque to the Charity of Choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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EDMONDSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-22 published
GRUNDY, Robert S.
We grieve the loss of our dear husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. The family of the late Robert S. GRUNDY (July 2, 2006) wish to express thanks to Friends and relatives who gave a kind word, offered sympathy, sent flowers, made donations, and visited the funeral home. We also thank: the staff (specifically Helen, Sharon, Judy and Debbie) and administration of Ashwood Manor Dr. S. SUNDERJI (Lambeth); Doctor KOCHA, Dr REID, R. DAVIDSON and W. GILLIS of the London Regional Cancer Centre; M. DUCHARME of C.C.A.C.; the Victorian Order of Nurses nurses who visited daily (specifically Marianne and Louise;) Doctor DIAS of University Hospital M. EDMONDSON of C.O.T.A.; M. BEADLE of Saint_Joseph's Community Palliative Team; and Greenhills Pharmacy.

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EDMONDSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
HARVEY, David Faulkner
Of Mississauga and formerly of Saint Thomas, on Sunday, April 9, 2006, peacefully in his sleep at home, in his 63rd year. Dearly loved husband of Pamela (HACKMAN) HARVEY and loved father of William "Will" Owen HARVEY. Dear brother of Rolf HARVEY and his partner Ruth of Peterborough, and Jay HARVEY of Abbotsford, British Columbia and the late Robert (Rob) HARVEY. Dear son-in-law of Angelina (HACKMAN) BARFETT and the late Matt HACKMAN. Dear brother-in-law of Larry HACKMAN and his wife Elizabeth of London, Michael HACKMAN and his partner Deborah of London and the late Paul HACKMAN. Dear uncle of Amy COX, Vincent, Leslie, Sean and Juli HACKMAN, Kristy DALGOLIESH and fiancé Gerry EDMONDSON, Chad HACKMAN and wife Cindy, Amy HACKMAN and partner Tony and Joe and Cody HACKMAN and great-uncle of Simon and Julia. Dear cousin of Bill LANG and his wife Pat, Betty DAVIS and husband Don, Cathy LANG, Bob and Katie ADDY and the late Jim BAILEY and his wife Lee. David was born in Saint Thomas on March 29, 1944, the son of the late Earl and Jean HARVEY. He attended Wellington St. P.S., and A.V.S.S. He has resided in Toronto since 1961. David was a member of the Caledonia Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons and formerly the Stevenson Lodge No. 218 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons since 1977. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Thursday morning and then to Saint_John's Anglican Church where the funeral service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Saint Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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EDMONSTONE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-29 published
STRONG, Elwood James Edwin
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Monday March 27th, 2006. Elwood James Edwin STRONG in his 72nd year. Father of Trish, Leigh, Angie, Vicki, Tina, and Katherine all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by sisters, Leona GIBSON, Marjorie EDMONSTONE, and Eleanore MORRISON. Respectfully honouring his wishes, cremation will take place but no open service will be held. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation if so desired.

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EDMONSTONE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-19 published
EDMONSTONE, Mina and James and Gord and Carol
In loving memory of our dear parents Mina: May 19th, 1994 and James: June 10th, 1991; also brother Gord: August 19th, 1969 sister, Carol: September 23rd, 2002; brother-in-law, Howard: April 17th, 2004 and nephew, Teddy: July 19th, 1955.
Resting where no shadows fall,
In peaceful sleep, they await us all.
God will link the broken chain.
When one by one we meet again.
- Always remembered and sadly missed by their family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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EDMONSTONE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-30 published
EDMONSTONE, Jamie
In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Jamie EDMONSTONE who passed away one year ago, July 2nd, 2005.
You will live forever in our hearts.
- Mom, Dad, sisters Ellen, Pam and Susan.
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EDMONSTONE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-11 published
EDMONSTONE, Loretta " Laura" (née YORK)
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 8th, 2006 in her 90th year. Beloved mother of Francis (Lorna) EDMONSTONE of Orangeville, Sharon (Keith) PEER of Owen Sound, Donna (Reg) HEPBURN of Wiarton and Bill (Debbie) EDMONSTONE of Shallow Lake. Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 12. She will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Margaret ROUSE of East Linton. Laura was predeceased by her husband Erven, her parents Margaret (KING) and Melville YORK, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Laura worked at the Wiarton Hospital for many years and was a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 208 Ladies Auxilliary and the Oxenden Women's Institute. The family will receive Friends at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Laura's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Gord COX officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Friends of Gateway or the Hospital Auxilliary would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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EDMUNDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-27 published
EDMUNDS, Olivia
Peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2006. Olivia, beloved mother of Andrew and his wife Linda and daughter Jane. Fondly remembered grandmother (GranGran) of Laura. Dear sister-in-law of Peter and his wife Mavis. Mum will always be remembered as a kind, generous and caring person. She was a special friend to so many people. Mum will be missed dearly. A visitation and reception for family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. For details, please contact Jane or Andrew.

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EDMUNDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-20 published
GILBERT, Shirley Ann (née HATHERLY)
On Sunday, March 19, 2006 in her 58th year at home with her family around her. Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Keith for 35 years. Adoring mother of Robin and her husband Shane and Matthew and his partner Vicky. Dear sister of Larry, Wayne, Carol and Karen. Daughter of Harry (deceased) and Velma HATHERLY and daughter-in-law of Arnold (deceased) and Dinah EDMUNDS. A proud and loving grandmother of Ella BRANDON. Shirley was a nurturing teacher and friend of all children. Her life was lived fully with strength and compassion and in the taking care of others. Family and Friends will be received at the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater Street East, Orillia (705) 326-3595, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday March 22nd from 11 a.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1 o'clock. Interment St. Andrew's-Saint_James Cemetery, Orillia. In lieu of flowers Shirley would have appreciated memorial donations to The Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Online Messages of Condolence are welcome at www.carsonfuneralhomes.com A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes.

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EDMUNDS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
EDMUNDS, Olivia
Peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Friday, March 24th, 2006. Olivia, beloved mother of Andrew and his wife Linda and daughter Jane. Fondly remembered grandmother (GranGran) of Laura. Dear sister-in-law of Peter and his wife Mavis. Mum will always be remembered as a kind, generous and caring person. She was a special friend to so many people. Mum will be missed dearly. A visitation and reception for family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. For details, please contact Jane or Andrew.

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