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FOWLER o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-29 published
JACKSON, Dorothy, " Dot"
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Dot at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2006; beloved wife of Joseph for 55 years; loving mother of Susie FOWLER and her husband Gord, and Robert "Bobby"; cherished Nana of Daryl and Melissa; predeceased by her sister Pearl WILSON and brother Craig BROOKS. Dot will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Saturday, April 1, 2006 from 2 p.m. until the time of the Service in the Chapel at 4 p.m. If desired, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Credit Valley Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

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FOWLER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-12-20 published
FOWLER, Aurelia Jane " Rilla" (JACK)
Passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2006 in Bethany Nursing Home, Airdrie, Alberta, beloved wife of Chester FOWLER, Airdrie. Eldest daughter of the late Hector and Annie (WRIGHT) JACK. Loved sister of Annie May WHITTEN, Dundalk, Frances STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Stouffville, Ainsy (Evelyn) and Adeline JACK, Dundalk. Also survived by several step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, brothers-in-law, Elvin WHITTEN and Elvin STEWARD/STEWART/STUART.
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FOWLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-04-12 published
HENDERSON, Dorothy Annette
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday morning April 11, 2006. In her 87th year, Dorothy Annette HENDERSON, the beloved wife of the late David G. HENDERSON. Loving mother of Betty and her husband Mervyn COWEN, June and her husband Ronn EVANS, David HENDERSON, and Dorothy and her husband Barry MOLE. Loving grandmother of twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Sister of Joyce (Mrs. John FOWLER.) Sister-in-law of Margaret (Mrs. Lorne McKAY,) Marion HENDERSON and Meryl (Mrs. Ronald LEGAGE,) Winnie TRAYNOR and Ethel (Mrs. Albert SQUIRES.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's witness would be appreciated by the family.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-06 published
HALL, William Ross " Pete"
Of Rodney, passed away on Wednesday, may 31, 2006 at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital after a brief but valiant battle with cancer, at the age of 79. Ross was the beloved husband and best friend of Betty (FOWLER- SEE) and the devoted and caring step-father of her children; Richard (Jean) FOWLER of Sudbury; Michael (Joanne) FOWLER of Port Perry; Randy (Bev) FOWLER of Saint Thomas; Brenda (Denis) LAMARCHE of Welland and Robert (Carole) FOWLER of Saint Thomas. He also leaves behind his children; Judy, Nancy, Sally, Susan, Joseph, Cindy, Julie, Tony, Tracey, Robin and Willy and his brothers Clayt (Jeanne); Cliff (Marie) and Earl (Carol) or Morpeth; and his many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Larry (Sue) SEE of Port Stanley and sister-in-law Donna (Jack) NOSTADT of Maidstone. Predeceased by his parents William and Frances (CARON,) brothers Eugene and Clint (Doris;) his son Danny (1968) and his daughter Fransi (1961). He was always happiest spending time in Gods' great outdoors; camping, fishing or hunting with his family. Cremation has taken place and the cremated remains were interred in Morpeth Cemetery after the service on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at McKinlay Funeral Home in Ridgetown with Pastor Robert KARN officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Morpeth Cemetery Fund or Calvary United Church, Rodney through the McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown, Ontario N0P 2C0. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-11 published
MILLS, Sara Ann Rosetta "Etta" (née LYNCH)
Peacefully, at University Hospital, London on Friday, February 10, 2006, Sara Ann Rosetta "Etta" MILLS of London in her 80th year. Born in Garvagh, Ireland, Etta was married for over 60 years to loving husband John, who died only a short four months ago. Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Susan LYNCH, her brothers Jim, Bruce, Huey, Sam and Walker and her loving daughter Linda SMALLWOOD. Dear mother of Donna MOORE and her husband Carter of London, Jim MILLS and his wife Donna of Kitchener, Laura FOWLER and her husband Frank, Gary MILLS and his wife Barb all of London. Loved mother-in-law of John SMALLWOOD of Goderich. Much loved gramma of Abby, Andrea, Mandy, Kate, Lauren, Alisha, Rachel, Chad, Olivia, Aidan and newborn Grace, and great-gramma to Jessie and Spencer. A light from the family is gone A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant in our hearts That never can be filled We have to mourn the loss of one We would've loved to keep But God who surely loved her best Has finally made her sleep Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 14th at 11: 00 a.m. at Grace United Church, 818 Hamilton Road, London with Reverend Cordell PARSONS and Reverend Ed SAM officiating. Cremation with interment of cremated remains to follow later in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, Ontario N6L 1G5 or Grace United Church Memorial Fund, 818 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario N5Z 1V3 (on line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca). As one of Etta's life long wishes, she will now find her way back home to her beloved Ireland.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-17 published
FOWLER, M. Louisa (née BERDAN)
A resident of London and formerly of Ridgetown, M. Louisa FOWLER passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the age of 90. Born in Dunwich Township, daughter of the late Alfred A. and Ellen S. (CYSTER) BERDAN. Beloved wife of the late Robert FOWLER (1994.) Dear mother of Shirley HALL and her husband Kenneth of London, Reta HICKOX of Stoney Creek and Fred FOWLER and his wife Carol Ann of Huntsville. Loved grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 20. Sister of the late Ellen PERRY, George BERDAN, Allan BERDAN, A.D. BERDAN, Fred BERDAN, Marie DOBSON and infants Willie and Annie. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. FOWLER was a lifetime member of Rebekah Lodge and former member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, Ridgetown. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Robert PERRY officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. In lieu of flowers, donations by cheque to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-18 published
FOWLER, M. Louisa
A resident of London and formerly of Ridgetown, M. Louisa FOWLER passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the age of 90. Born in Dunwich Township, daughter of the late Alfred A. and Ellen S. (CYSTER) BERDAN. Beloved wife of the late Robert FOWLER (1994.) Dear mother of Shirley HALL and her husband Kenneth of London, Reta HICKOX of Stoney Creek, and Fred FOWLER and his wife Carol Ann of Hunstville. Loved grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 20. Sister of the late Ellen PERRY, George BERDAN, Allan BERDAN, A.D. BERDAN, Fred BERDAN, Marie DOBSON, Archie BERDAN, Cameron BERDAN, Mark BERDAN and infants Willie and Annie. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. FOWLER was a lifetime member of Rebekah Lodge (Pride of Kent) and former member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, Ridgetown. Family will receive Friends at McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Robert and Thelma PERRY officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. In lieu of flowers, donations by cheque to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-19 published
ROSS, Gordon O.
At Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 Gordon O. ROSS of London in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Pearl A. (STEPHENSON) ROSS. Dear father of David G. ROSS and his wife Lynne and Dianne PEAKE and her husband John all of London. Dear brother of Les ROSS in California. Dear brother-in-law of Roy and Verna STEPHENSON of Huntsville; and Lucille and Jim DONNELLY and Blake and Fran STEPHENSON all of London. Also loved by his grandchildren Shayne PEAKE, Lori and Chad FOWLER, Christopher ROSS and Tammy, Michael and Monika ROSS, and Melissa and Chris RENNIE and his great-grandchildren Gabrielle, Tyler, Olivia and Emma. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Dad's special Friends Charles PAGE and Jake DE BOER, Doctor D.V. CAVANAUGH, nurses and staff at Parkwood Hospital and Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK for all their kindnesses to Dad. The family will receive Friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Sunday, May 21st at 2: 00 p.m. with Reverend Thomas D. HISCOCK of Wesley-Knox United Church officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1. Mr. ROSS was a life member of Saint_John's Lodge No. 20 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-06 published
HALL, William Ross " Pete"
Of Rodney, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital after a brief but valiant battle with cancer, at the age of 79. Ross was the beloved husband and best-friend of Betty (FOWLER- SEE) and the devoted and caring step-father of her children; Richard (Jean) FOWLER of Sudbury; Michael (Joanne) FOWLER of Port Perry; Randy (Bev) FOWLER of Saint Thomas; Brenda (Denis) LAMARCHE of Welland and Robert (Carole) FOWLER of Saint Thomas. He also leaves behind his children: Judy, Nancy, Sally, Susan, Joseph, Cindy, Julie, Tony, Tracey, Robin and Willy and his brothers Clayt (Jeanne); Cliff (Marie) and Earl (Carol) of Morpeth; and his many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Larry (Sue) SEE of Port Stanley and sister-in-law Donna (Jack) NOSTADT of Maidstone. Predeceased by his parents William and Frances (CARON,) brothers Eugene and Clint (Doris;) his son Danny (1968) and his daughter Fransi (1961). He was always happiest spending time in Gods' great outdoors; camping, fishing or hunting with his family. Cremation has taken place and the cremated remains were interred in Morpeth Cemetery after the service on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at McKinlay Funeral Home in Ridgetown with Pastor Robert KARN officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Morpeth Cemetery Fund or Calvary United Church, Rodney through the McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown, Ontario N0P 2C0. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-19 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR learned about giving first-hand
By Norman DE BONO, Free Press Reporter, Mon., June 19, 2006
A devastating flood in Winnipeg gave rise to philanthropy in London.
The Winnipeg flood of 1950, which saw more than 100,000 people evacuated from their homes, left a lasting impression on J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR -- and is the root reason he gave so much to the London community, said Libby FOWLER, chief executive of the London Community Foundation.
"He saw the great Winnipeg flood and he saw what charitable foundations did after the flood, the grants they gave and how they helped people. He knew then he had to establish one here," she said yesterday.
TAILOR/TAYLOR was born and raised in Winnipeg and came here in 1943 with Canada Trust.
In 1953, with a modest $5,000, he created the London Community Foundation with a vision to replicating the models that helped so many in his hometown.
"He was a wonderful man. Anyone who met him felt humbled in his presence. He gave so much to the community," said FOWLER.
"We have had donors here who have called to make a contribution saying, 'If J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR says this is a good place to give, that's good enough for me.' That is the kind of confidence people had in him."
The foundation stagnated until 1979, when TAILOR/TAYLOR took it over after retiring from Canada Trust. He reactivated the board and began laying the groundwork for it to become a force of giving in the city.
Today, the foundation has a staff of five, 15 board members, assets of $32 million and gives more than $1 million a year.
While the money goes to many different groups, from social causes to arts groups, it has taken on a focus on environmental issues and youths in high-risk neighbourhoods.
TAILOR/TAYLOR also had a stern side. He ran meetings efficiently, starting them on time and expecting board members to do their homework. "But he always had a twinkle in his eye. He cared very much and had a wonderful sense of humour," FOWLER said.
Ann FLEMING/FLEMMING, TAILOR/TAYLOR's daughter, serves on the board.
In 1982, the foundation established the J. Allyn Taylor Community Service Award in his honour.
Life And Times Of J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR
April 10, 1907 - was born in Winnipeg
1928 - Earns a B.A. from the University of Manitoba
1935 - Starts working at Canada Trust
Oct. 15, 1937 - Marries wife, Betty, a marriage that would last 62 years., until Betty's death from Alzheimer's disease in 1999
Early 1940s - Becomes involved in the Young Men's Christian Association as a member of the board of directors
1943 - Moves to London to become general manager of Canada Trust
1950-51 - Serves as president of Young Men's Christian Association
1953 - Starts the London Community Foundation, an endowment fund for community causes
1957-1978 - Serves terms as chairperson of the board, director, president and Chief Executive Officer at Canada Trust
1976-1980 - Serves as chancellor of University of Western Ontario
1979 - Retires as president of Canada Trust
1979 - Makes the reactivation of the London Community Foundation his primary retirement project; oversees its growth into a multimillion-dollar endowment fund.
1982 - Is appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada
1983 - Appointed honorary chair of the London Community Foundation
1985 - International Prize in Medicine named after TAILOR/TAYLOR
1986 - Inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame
1986 - Becomes founding chair-person of Robarts Research Institute
1991 - Named to London Business Hall of Fame
1994 - Driving force behind founding of Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
February 2000 - London Business Hall of Fame names TAILOR/TAYLOR Laureate of the Century
2001 - Canadian Medical Hall of Fame renamed in TAILOR/TAYLOR's honour
2001 - TD Canada Trust gives London the historic former bank building at Dundas and Wellington streets; the building is named for TAILOR/TAYLOR
April 2002 - At 95th birthday party, raises more than $95,000 for the London Community Foundation
2004 - Receives Young Men's Christian Association Fellowship of Honour, recognizing outstanding service, leadership and impact on the Young Men's Christian Association movement and 50 years of service
June 17, 2006 - J. Allyn TAILOR/TAYLOR dies, outliving his wife, Betty, and leaving three children.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-30 published
KENNEDY, Harvey
Peacefully at Seaforth Manor on Friday, September 29, 2006 Mr. Harvey KENNEDY of Seaforth and formerly of Huron Park in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Pauline (FOWLER) KENNEDY. Dear father of Bonnie and Claude BARR of London, Dale and Helen KENNEDY of Seaforth, Alan and Kathy KENNEDY of Guelph, Lori KENNEDY and Jim BEAVER of Crediton, Ron KENNEDY of Huron Park, Kim KENNEDY of Guelph and Christine KENNEDY and Rick SOKOLOWSKI of Huron Park. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Eva and Paul WATSON of Chesley. Predeceased by son Scott KENNEDY and by his brothers Chris and Don KENNEDY. At Harvey's request there will be no visitation a private family service will be held at Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, Seaforth on Monday October 2nd, 2006. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of ones choice would be greatly appreciated.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
GAVEY, Richard Gerald " Rick"
At his residence on Thursday, December 14, 2006, Richard Gerald "Rick" GAVEY of Aylmer in his 48th year. Beloved son of Lorine (STAPLETON) GAVEY and the late George GAVEY (2005.) Dear brother of Marlene BOGART and husband Brian of Acton, Gary GAVEY and wife Martha of R.R.#6, Aylmer, Gayle FOWLER of Aylmer, Ralph GAVEY of Saint Thomas, Anne ROBINSON and husband Bill of Aylmer and Wayne GAVEY and wife Yvonne of Aylmer. Also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Born in Saint Thomas on April 10, 1959. Rick worked at Ford Motor Company. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Golf Club, Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Mens Dart League. Rick was an avid Golfer and enjoyed fishing. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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FOWLER o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-13 published
McILWAIN, Lynda Lee (née WHITE/WHYTE)
On Friday March 10, 2006, after the most courageous battle imaginable, Lynda in her 58th year passed away in Toronto General Hospital. Loving wife of Ken, mother of Jay (Liana) (Toronto), daughter of Barbara WHITE/WHYTE and Earl WHITE/WHYTE, sister to Blaine (Pamela and son Kyle) WHITE/WHYTE. Cherished sister-in-law to Joan, Paul, Janet (Winnipeg,) Doug and Wanda, Bill and Ann, John McILWAIN, Cathy and Dennis McCARROLL, Reg FOWLER. Lynda will be remembered as the lady with the beautiful smile and the friendly demeanor. That is, in part, why she had so many Friends. Her co-workers from past and present have been so tremendously support over this past 7 weeks while Lynda fought to recover from her surgery. She also had the same level of support from family to help her along. Her fight was brave, dignified and always positive. Sometimes all the love and prayers just are not enough and Lynda now is in a place where there will be no suffering. There will be a private family service for Lynda followed later by a Celebration of her Life. The Celebration of Life will be Sunday April 2nd at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hunter Street across from St. Peter's Church between 1: 00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All Friends, co-workers, family members are invited to drop by. A huge thanks to all the wonderful Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses who helped Lynda along during her stay mostly in the Intensive Care Unit. They will always be remembered by the family. Should anyone care to donate to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to Five Counties Children's Centre on Lynda's behalf it would be appreciated by the family. You can do this through the Kaye Funeral Home on George Street.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
GROSSMAN, Faith
On Sunday February 26, 2006. Faith GROSSMAN beloved wife of David. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Steven and Deena GROSSMAN, and Ira GROSSMAN and Robin FOWLER, and the late Sari GROSSMAN. Devoted grandmother of Gillian, Jared, Rebecca, Jenna, Cole, and Kyra. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marilyn and the late Gordon FROGGATT. At. Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday February 28, 2006 at 3: 00 pm. Interment Beth Sholom Section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 191 Dunblaine Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Faith Grossman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
SEELY, L.M. Peggy (née STEPHENSON)
The death of L.M. Peggy SEELY occurred on April 7, 2006 in Fort Myers, Florida, after a series of ministrokes over the past 8 years. Peggy was born in Mount Pleasant, New Brunswick, August 12, 1914 daughter of the late James S. and Vesta P (FOWLER) STEPHENSON. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years Hugh E. SEELY and brothers, Fred, Howard and Bertram STEPHENSON and niece Linda (STEPHENSON) McISAAC. She is survived by brothers Stephen (Laura) of Hartland, New Brunswick, Harold (the late Audrey) and Eugene (Glenna) STEPHENSON of Mount Pleasant, New Brunswick. A loving and caring sister Faye STEPHENSON of Hamilton, Ontario and Fort Myers, brother-in-law Ken (Vivian) SEELY of Fredericton, New Brunswick as well as several nieces nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great-grand nieces, and great-grand nephews. Peggy was educated in New Brunswick schools and moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1932 where she received her nursing education. After several years of hospital and Private Duty Nursing, she took an accounting course and worked at C.I.L. Ltd., in Montreal, until her marriage to Hugh in 1949. Her husband's company transferred them from Montreal, Quebec to Toronto, Ontario to Hamilton, Ontario, (Canadian H.Q.) to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (International H.Q.) before retiring in 1986 when they chose Fort Myers, Florida as their retirement home. Peggy was a member of the Womens Auxiliary of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; the Engineers Wives Club, as well as other local organizations. Peggy was a talented artist. Her accomplishments including beautiful oil paintings, intricately etched aluminum serving trays, copper tooled pictures and lovely shell flowers. She was also a gourmet cook and excelled at entertaining their Friends and family. Gourmet meals at their best-'Perfection' her trademark!! Peggy has spent the past 4 summers (June thru Sept.) in New Brunswick visiting her brothers and their families and getting acquainted with the latest generation. A memorial service will be held in Mount Pleasant, New Brunswick at 2: 00 p.m. on June 4, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Arthritis Society, The Ontario Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-26 published
Man killed after 'minor' argument at restaurant
Family's wish to spend Christmas together dashed as son shot by waiting gunman
By Unnati GANDHI, Page A21
Ivy BATISSE wished with all her heart yesterday that she could hold in her hands one of the "magic potions" her son used to make for her when she was feeling sad.
The concoctions of shampoo, cologne and whatever else the then-elementary school pupil could obtain were what the single mother's mind kept straying to after hearing that her son Jesse had been gunned down and killed on Christmas Eve.
"He would make different mixtures, put it all in a bottle, shake it up, and Scotch tape it together," the 44-year-old told The Globe and Mail yesterday. "He'd say they were mom potions, love potions, whatever it took to cheer me up."
Instead, Ms. BATISSE held in her hands the paperwork identifying her son's body at the coroner's office on Sunday.
"All I wanted was to see my baby on Christmas and I can't. I just wanted to see him. I just …," she said yesterday, breaking off into heavy sobs and lashing out at the "street code that these young people have today."
Mr. BATISSE, 23, had been out with Friends at Tasty's Restaurant in his old Parkdale neighbourhood Saturday night when he got into what police called a "minor" argument with one of his long-time childhood Friends.
"That altercation resulted in the suspect leaving the bar, arming himself with a handgun and laying in wait for the deceased to exit the bar," Detective Wayne FOWLER of the Toronto police homicide squad said yesterday.
Police said the suspect opened fire about 1 a.m. Sunday. Mr. BATISSE was shot several times in the chest and collapsed at Dufferin Street and King Street West. He died five hours later in hospital.
One of his Friends was struck in the arm by a stray bullet but managed to get to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Thomas Lawrence DOUCETTE of Toronto on a charge of first-degree murder. They consider him armed and dangerous.
"If he's willing to take it upon himself to go to this extent to arm himself and discharge a number of rounds at the deceased who was with a number of people -- obviously he can be volatile and take matters to the extreme," Det. FOWLER said.
Mr. DOUCETTE is described as white, 5 foot 8, 154 pounds, with short brown hair, hazel eyes and a tattoo on the back of his neck. He was last seen wearing all black clothing.
Mr. BATISSE and his family lived in the Parkdale area for most of his life. He often went back to the neighbourhood, where he had many Friends, including the suspect, police said.
His girlfriend, Amber LAROCQUE, 20, witnessed the incident and said she could not believe anyone could shoot her boyfriend because he had "the biggest heart in the world."
Mr. BATISSE and Ms. LAROCQUE were planning on moving into their own apartment in January, when he was to begin a part-time construction job.
"We had saved up for rent and were even thinking of starting up our own family. Jesse wanted to own a house by the time he was 25."
At the family home at Jane Street and St. Clair Avenue West, Ms. BATISSE said she knew the suspect. "This young person used to stay at my house. I used to give him food. I used to give him shelter. I remember this one time his family was having a hard time, he stayed in my basement because Jesse asked me if he could stay there."
Mr. BATISSE, who was half Ojibwa from the Matachewan First Nation about 50 kilometres west of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, was beginning to turn his life around after struggling with a life of crime, said his sister, Jennifer, 20.
He was going to return to school in January to get his high-school diploma and had applied to a youth-counselling program at George Brown College.
"He went through some tough times," she said. "So he just wanted to guide younger kids, to show them where they should go in life, and how not to go down the same route he went down."
The whole family -- Ms. BATISSE, her two sons and three daughters had been planning to celebrate their first Christmas together "in a long time," Jennifer said. They were going to decorate their tree and have a family dinner on Sunday.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
FOWLER, Edith
Peacefully on January 29, 2006 at Central Park Lodge in Toronto in her 95th year. Edith was born on June 20, 1911 in Swansea (Toronto.) Beloved wife of the late H. Bertram FOWLER. Loving mother of Dr. Robert Noël FOWLER of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Cherished grandmother of Christopher FOWLER and his wife Cristina and Elizabeth FOWLER, all of Toronto. Edith was a resident of Leaside and a proud volunteer for over 25 years at Sunnybrook Hospital. 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 Wednesday, February 1st. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 2 at 1 o'clock. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-31 published
IRVINE, Burns Hudson
On Sunday, January 29th, 2006, in Extendicare Seniors Home - Glen Williams, Georgetown, Ontario. Burns Hudson IRVINE, in his 74th year, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's, passed on to a better place. Beloved husband of Elsie May IRVINE, loved father of Marlene GIESLER (Richard GIESLER) of Mississauga, Brenda FOWLER (Michael FOWLER) of Georgetown, Peggy VOYCE (Todd VOYCE) of Mississauga and Marilyn HEFFORD (John HEFFORD) of Barrie. Poppy of Jason, Michael, Brooke, Ricky, Michelle, Kayla, Kaitlin, Joshua and Jonathan. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones & son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Avenue, Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and commital service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. In memory contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
BRINKS, Eric
Suddenly in Toronto on Monday, February 6, 2006 in his 39th year. Dear son of Trude and the late Werner BRINKS. Loving brother of Gerhard (Cindy), Peter (Lisa), Linda (Robbie), Terry (Jennifer), Susan (Jamie) and Steve (Penny). Predeceased by one brother Gunther and one sister Marion. Eric will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. At Eric's request, cremation has taken place. The family would like to give a special thanks to nurses Miranda, Annie, Debbie and Laura at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, as well as Dr. Robert FOWLER of the Critical Care Unit for their wonderful care. If desired, donations made to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements from M.W. Becker Funeral Home, Keswick 1-888- 884-4486.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-08 published
York student an 'innocent victim'
Shot after picking up her boyfriend
Car crashed into North York house
By John GODDARD and Curtis RUSH, Staff Reporters
Chantel DUNN, shot to death in a North York neighbourhood while picking up her boyfriend after a basketball game, was an "innocent victim," police said last night.
Why the boyfriend might have had shooters waiting for him after the pickup match is still under investigation, Toronto police Det. Wayne FOWLER said.
DUNN, a 19-year-old York University student, went to pick up her 21-year-old boyfriend, not yet named by police, shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday at Northwood Community Centre, located near Jane St. and Sheppard Ave. W.
After she pulled up to the building, he got into the passenger seat. As they left the parking lot, two unidentified suspects in dark clothing approached the car and started firing at it.
"A number of vehicles were leaving at the same time," FOWLER said. "The suspects were lying in wait for the (DUNN) vehicle to exit.
"The vehicle was targeted."
As the shooting continued, DUNN kept driving. Her boyfriend jumped out of the car and started running.
"A number of shots were fired as he was fleeing," FOWLER said. The car then crashed into a house across the street on Clubhouse Court.
Both DUNN and her boyfriend were hit by gunfire. They were taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where she died early yesterday. The official cause of death is to be released after an autopsy is done today.
Her boyfriend was transferred to another area hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, FOWLER said.
DUNN is the city's third homicide victim of the year, the second involving gunfire. There were four homicides at this time last year.
The young woman's family has been contacted and is "devastated," FOWLER said. DUNN was living with family members in Peel Region. Other family members live in Toronto, he said.
Silvana CONFORTI, who lives across the street from the community centre, said she heard a crash and was horrified to see that a Honda Accord had plowed through the side of her two-storey brick house and into her bathroom.
"It was like a bomb went off," she said.
She was even more horrified, she said, to find that inside lay a 19-year-old dead woman.
Her 15-year-old son Daniel had been about to brush his teeth when he heard the sound of gunfire. He looked out the bathroom window and saw a car speeding toward the house.
The car crashed through a fence and some hedges, before smashing into the side of the house.
"The whole wall collapsed and the fender of the car is now sitting on our toilet," CONFORTI said. "The sink is in the middle of my hallway."
CONFORTI's husband Tony had just reported for the night shift as a Canada Post driver when his wife phoned, and he immediately returned home.
"I couldn't believe what I saw," he said.
FOWLER said some witnesses: have come forward -- people from the parking lot and people who had been at the basketball game.
"She is definitely an innocent victim of this gun crime," he said of DUNN.
"The surviving victim, we cannot link him to any incidents that could draw this type of attention to him, but we are still investigating that angle."
Police are still appealing for other possible witnesses: to come forward with information, FOWLER said.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-10 published
LUDLOW, Clare Lionel
Mr. Dairy Queen of Alliston has taken off on his final trip. Clare Lionel LUDLOW passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, Ontario, in his 87th year. Loving husband of Helen BOWYER of Alliston for 59 years. Dear father of Linda FOWLER and her husband Eric, Susan SCOTT and her late husband Alvin, Brian LUDLOW and his wife Joanne, and predeceased by his son Jim LUDLOW. Loving grandad of six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brother of the late Keith LUDLOW. Visitation will be held at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston, from 7-9 p.m. on Friday evening. A Celebration of Clare's Life will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Alliston Legion, 111 Dufferin Street S., Alliston. Please no flowers. If so desired, memorial donations to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Alliston, or No. 734 Squadron Air Cadets, 111 Dufferin Street S., Alliston, Ontario L9R 1E9 would be appreciated.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
BELFRY, Edison Hague " Ted"
Peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2006 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of 63 years to Dora Elizabeth (Peg) BELFRY. Dearly loved father of Barri Elizabeth MARSH of Calgary and the late Brian Kent BELFRY. Loved grandfather of Aaron, Jason, Lindsay, Ashley and Heather. Predeceased by brothers Howard, George and William BELFRY, fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Janice BELFRY- FOWLER of London, Ontario. Ted retired from Anaconda American Brass - New Toronto, where he was Manager of Sales Promotion and Advertising, former member of The Rotary Club of Etobicoke, Past Secretary - Manager Ontario region of Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating. A Celebration of Ted's life will be held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 2 p.m., in the Celebration Room at The Westbury, 495 The West Mall, Etobicoke.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
GROSSMAN, Faith
On Sunday February 26, 2006. Faith Grossman beloved wife of David. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Steven and Deena GROSSMAN, and Ira GROSSMAN and Robin FOWLER, and the late Sari GROSSMAN. Devoted grandmother of Gillian, Jared, Rebecca, Jenna, Cole, and Kyra. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marilyn and the late Gordon FROGGATT. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Sholom Section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 191 Dunblaine Avenue. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Faith Grossman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
SANT, Emanuel " Larry"
(O.H.H.A., and C.T.A.)
Suddenly on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Etobicoke Hospital. Larry SANT, in his 73rd year, beloved companion of Ruth FOWLER. Dear father of Gemma and husband Trevor RITCHIE. Stepfather of Sheila and Christine. Predeceased by wife Patricia Sarah. Brother of John, Gerrado, Rita, and the late Victor. Friends will be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West (one block east of Runnymede) Thursday 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 3, at 9: 15 a.m., from St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3224 Dundas St. West. Interment to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
TYSON, Sarah Christine
In Gravenhurst on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Sarah Christine TYSON, beloved wife of Jay Brian SIMPSON. Loving mother of Calvin and Connor. Cherished daughter of Ruth Beverley Bennett TYSON and the late Bryan W. TYSON. Dear sister of Adrienne TYSON and her husband Rob FOWLER, Nathaniel (Nicole) TYSON and Samuel TYSON, all of Toronto. Dear aunt of Beatrice FOWLER. The family will receive Friends at the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Rev. Tom CUNNINGHAM officiating. Spring interment Kilworthy Lutheran Cemetery. In memory, donations to the Bracebridge Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
JACKSON, Dorothy " Dot"
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Dot at Credit Valley Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2006. Beloved wife of Joseph for 55 years. Loving mother of Susie FOWLER and her husband Gord, and Robert "Bobby". Cherished Nana of Daryl and Melissa. Predeceased by her sister Pearl WILSON and brother Craig BROOKS. Dot will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Saturday, April 1, 2006 from 2 p.m. until the time of the Service in the Chapel at 4 p.m. If desired, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Credit Valley Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-15 published
Four homicides, one long night
Police chase leads in garage slaying of man, woman
Other victims are man who was shot, Brampton mother
By Thulasi SRIKANTHAN, Meghan HURLEY and Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporters with files from Jim WILKES
Virgilo CUEVAS often used the garage of his home for refuge, and to smoke -- and that's where he and a female "acquaintance" were shot dead, leaving Toronto police searching for a motive and the killers.
"We're still working on a couple of theories, but there's nothing concrete that I can say yet," homicide Det. Wayne FOWLER said yesterday.
CUEVAS, 31, and a 56-year-old woman were found lying on the concrete floor of the attached garage of a house near Steeles Ave. E. and Markham Rd. on Wednesday night. Police were waiting to notify next of kin yesterday before releasing the woman's identity.
Meanwhile, police on the other side of Toronto were investigating the Wednesday evening slaying of a man in his 40s, and Peel Region police were probing the death of a 31-year-old mother of two whose body was found early yesterday.
A man identified by Friends as Gerald McDONALD may have been killed over the cash he was carrying when he was shot in an apartment building on Weston Rd. near Eglinton Ave. W., a friend speculated.
"He had $1,700 in his pocket. Maybe someone knew that he cashed his cheque and that he had this money," said Nancy IANNRELLA, owner of Nancy's Bar and Grill, next to the apartment.
McDONALD had been released from jail just two hours before he was killed, she said, and had dropped into the bar before going to cash the cheque.
Police were called to the building at about 7: 23 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported hearing gunshots.
The victim died in hospital yesterday.
About 90 minutes later, in Scarborough, CUEVAS' wife, Maria, found her husband and his friend after she drove up to the house around 8: 45 p.m. Wednesday.
The garage door was partly open, and when she drove in she could see one of the bodies, FOWLER said.
She then went inside, where the couples' three young children were with their grandparents.
FOWLER said no one in the house is a suspect.
CUEVAS was home all day and had gone on his own into the garage, where he was joined by the woman.
"The purpose of her visit, I don't know," FOWLER said. She doesn't live nearby and was driven to the address. The wife knows "her husband's friend" by sight.
There was no romantic relationship, he added.
witnesses: described two men, of Asian or Filipino descent -- as were the victims -- wearing light-coloured jackets or jerseys running away from the scene.
No firearms were located.
The wife's father, who asked not to be identified, said he saw his distraught daughter early yesterday morning.
The only thing she would say was that her husband was gone. "That's all," her father said. "She was crying really hard."
The children do not really know what is going on, he said. Two of them are staying with him. "They are sad, they cannot sleep."
Neighbours say they often saw the children running around the red-brick home, cycling and spending time with their father in the backyard, where they often barbecued.
Yesterday, a shiny blue bicycle with training wheels sat on the freshly cut lawn.
"Nothing like this ever happened on this street before," said Darrell RUBIO, who has lived there for three years. He said the family held a lot of parties, and there were always people coming in and out.
Rayne DOOKIE was in her home relaxing when she thought she heard a loud noise.
"I heard a shot. I thought it was a car backfiring." She said she quickly dismissed it because she couldn't imagine anything like a murder happening in their quiet neighbourhood.
Councillor Raymond CHO was going door-to-door in his ward to reassure citizens.
"I was totally frustrated, shocked and angry, because this is a good community," he said.
Meanwhile, Peel Region saw its fourth homicide this year with the death of Malena MORALES, whose body was found in a 12th-floor Brampton apartment early yesterday.
Police found MORALES's body showing "obvious signs of trauma" when they responded to a call at about 2 a.m., said Const. Jennifer BRYER.
Homicide detectives sealed off the building, on Steeles Ave. W. near Hurontario Street, and officers canvassed other residents throughout the day.
Residents said the woman lived with a man and two children, but it was not known whether she was married.
Two boys, a 10-year-old and his younger brother, were being cared for by relatives as police searched for a male suspect.
"This used to be a good building," said a woman who has lived there 16 years.
"But it's been going downhill for the last year or so. There have been a lot of drugs and dealers and the police have been here many times."
An autopsy is planned today at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.
The gunning-down of the man Friends called McDONALD, whom police have not officially identified, makes him the fifth homicide victim killed somewhere along Weston Rd. in just a few months.
On July 2, a 25-year-old man was gunned down outside a bar on Weston south of Rogers Rd.
Three men tried to steal the money being collected at the club's front door, police said. A second victim caught in the crossfire was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On June 13, police found Clive McNABB, 39, stabbed to death in his Weston Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. apartment, just steps from the scene of Wednesday's shooting.
A week before McNABB's death, 22-year-old Gabriel JARAMILLO was shot dead in the area around Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E. Peyton BADIRU, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case.
And at the end of March, Romaine LAWRENCE, 18, was killed when bullets tore through the window of a pizza parlour at Weston Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W.
"We've been directing our resources along that stretch of Weston Rd.," Staff Sgt. Gary MULHOLLAND, of 12 Division, said in response to a question about the cluster of homicides.
"Over the past few years we've had initiatives to lower violence and we will continue to do so."
MULHOLLAND said that while it is "unsettling for the neighbourhood," the violence mostly seems related to activities of criminals in the area. "It's not just the average citizen walking down the street."
That's little comfort to McDONALD's bar-owner friend, since he was shot steps away from where she works.
Someone came running into the bar screaming to call the police after the shooting, IANNRELLA said.
She was working when it happened and saw the victim in the hallway when she went upstairs.
"I can't sleep because I'm in such shock because it happened in my neighbourhood," IANNRELLA said.
"I know when I go home in the night I get scared."

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-09-18 published
Dr. Bill SIBBALD, 60: Intensive Care Unit pioneer
Physician-in-chief at Sunnybrook also noted scholar
'But his greatest achievements were with his family'
By Tanya TALAGA, Health Reporter
A doctor with the soul of a teacher, a father who took great joy in his five children and his medical students, Doctor William (Bill) John SIBBALD thrived on pushing forward those who dared to dream.
SIBBALD was a founder of critical or intensive care medicine in North America -- a pioneer of setting up intense medical units to treat fragile patients recovering from traumatic accidents, exhaustive surgeries or life-threatening disease.
As physician-in-chief at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, SIBBALD also presided over the hospital's critical care unit, which is one of the largest in Canada, with almost 120 beds.
Surrounded by family, SIBBALD, 60, died of cancer at home Thursday, just days after he resigned from his position at Sunnybrook.
"I have met few scholars in medicine with his breadth and boundless curiosity," said Doctor David NAYLOR, president of the University of Toronto.
The two men were Friends for nearly 20 years.
"Bill SIBBALD was an international giant in critical care medicine truly one of the pioneers in the field."
Long before it was fashionable, SIBBALD was drawing together physicians, surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and others and creating a team-based approach to treat medically fragile patients, said NAYLOR.
"He built the Critical Care Trauma Unit at Victoria Hospital, now London Health Sciences Centre, into a magnet for trainees from around the world."
The author of countless academic papers and the editor of many books, Doctor SIBBALD's research interests and output was simply, "extraordinary," said NAYLOR. " Toronto was fortunate to recruit him."
SIBBALD graduated from the University of Western Ontario's medical school in 1970.
He went on to specialize in internal medicine.
A passionate physician with a love of learning, SIBBALD held a variety of leadership positions at London, Western, the University of Toronto and at Sunnybrook.
"I'm glad people know of his international achievements," said his son Robert SIBBALD. " But his greatest achievements were with his family. That's what he focused on."
SIBBALD and his wife Connie spent most of their lives in London, Ontario, where they worked and raised a family of five. SIBBALD refused all offers from big health centres and universities in the United States because he wanted to keep his then-young family in London.
"He worked some pretty crazy hours but he still found time to coach myself and my brother Martin in hockey," said Robert.
Leaving London was difficult for the SIBBALDs, but when the children grew older and there was the chance to come to Sunnybrook and the U of T, the family took it.
"He had a brilliant mind," said Leo STEVEN, Sunnybrook's chief executive officer. "Whenever I met him, he'd be going a mile a minute. He was constantly thinking of ways to promote medicine."
Enquiries, tributes and emails from colleagues all over the world have been pouring into Sunnybrook during these past few days, said Sunnybrook's Doctor Robert FOWLER, who is SIBBALD's friend and colleague.
Hospital staff are mourning his passing; the critical care unit he loved so deeply has been a "somber place" of late, added FOWLER.
The chance to work with SIBBALD was largely the reason FOWLER came back to Toronto from Stanford University in northern California.
"He really had this genuine passion in what he did and it was infectious. He could spend five minutes with someone and he could fire them up to take on the world."
Team building to care for patients and mentoring medical students, health-care staff and aspiring leaders was a lifelong interest of SIBBALD's.
Those who knew him regard this as one of his greatest strengths.
"He made people more productive and enthusiastic about their own lives," said FOWLER.
In his quest to educate the public on the importance of critical care medicine, SIBBALD was extremely supportive in providing the Toronto Star exclusive access to Sunnybrook's staff and medical units. The Star series "Situation Critical" was published last November.
SIBBALD continued his position at Sunnybrook until his illness made it impossible for him to continue working.
"He died at peace, surrounded by his family, after a very courageous two-year battle with cancer," said NAYLOR. "I miss him."
Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (2704 Yonge St.), today from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be tomorrow at St. Clement's Anglican Church at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-18 published
Landlord found dead in his building
Gave homes to shelter residents
Body discovered in boiler room
By Betsy POWELL, Crime Reporter
Tenants in a low-rise east-end apartment building say the city's latest homicide victim, whose body was discovered yesterday morning in the basement boiler room, was the building's owner.
Homicide Det. Wayne FOWLER would only confirm the deceased was a man who had suffered trauma to his body.
But residents of 40 Craigton Dr., near Eglinton and Pharmacy Aves., identified the victim as Albert WING. Property documents list Albert Yee Kwan CHENG, among others, as one of the directors of Wing Shing Co. Ltd., the company that owned the property. They are believed to be the same man.
Some of the building's residents -- several of whom came from shelters -- painted a conflicting image of a man who offered them a place to live but who could also be cantankerous and rude. Several said the building had maintenance problems.
Marion BRILLIANT said when she was looking for an apartment for herself and children, a housing worker at the women's shelter where she was staying "called Albert."
BRILLIANT said he was good to her, but she recalled that he was "rude" to others. "He pissed off enough people in the building, but he's good to all the single moms.
"The building had to be run the way he liked it." But BRILLIANT said that didn't mean things were up to snuff.
She gave a mini-tour of her second-floor apartment, pointing to floors that weren't sanded, doors loose on their hinges and a bathroom with plaster peeling from the ceiling. She pointed to the windows, which lack the screens that are needed for her grandchildren to visit.
Still, BRILLIANT said, "If I called Albert myself, he came."
In an apartment below, Chris WYATT described the owner in a similar fashion -- as someone with good and bad qualities. He could sometimes be "ignorant," accusing tenants of things others had done, WYATT said.
He was someone who "didn't know how to talk to people," and WYATT said he didn't appreciate that his dog was blamed for urinating when it turned out to be teens who were evicted.
WYATT said before the owner "gave me a place to live" six months ago, he was living in a shelter with his two daughters.
"Don't get me wrong. I feel bad for Albert. There's no excuse for somebody to do that to somebody for whatever reason."
Det. FOWLER said police were appealing for any witnesses: who may have seen a man entering the boiler room either Monday night or yesterday morning.
WYATT said a window in the laundry room has been broken for some time, allowing easy entry from the outside.

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FOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-26 published
Childhood pal was killer: Police
One man, 23, shot and killed, another wounded after 'minor' spat escalated into violence
By Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporter
The two Friends grew up together in Parkdale until some "minor" disagreement on the weekend boiled over into violence, with one of them firing several bullets into the other in front of horrified witnesses, police say.
Yesterday Toronto police issued a warrant for first-degree murder and attempted murder for Thomas Lawrence DOUCETTE, 20. Homicide Det. Wayne FOWLER described the suspect as armed and dangerous. "If he's willing to take it upon himself to go to this extent&hellip obviously he can be volatile and take matters to the extreme."
He urged DOUCETTE to contact a lawyer and surrender himself to police.
Sometime late Saturday or early Sunday, the victim, 23-year-old Jesse BATISSE, was inside Tasty's restaurant on King Street, just west of Dufferin, when he got into a minor altercation with his friend, police say. After the argument, police allege the suspect left and returned with a handgun, "and laid in wait for the deceased to exit the restaurant."
When BATISSE stepped out onto King St. with his girlfriend and another couple, the gunman approached and opened fire, striking BATISSE in the torso, FOWLER said. A second male was hit in the arm and is recovering. After he was hit, BATISSE staggered down King St. W. toward Dufferin St. where he collapsed on the pavement near the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce branch on the corner. Other people in the area saw the slaying.
"My understanding is they were still Friends before this altercation took place," FOWLER explained. He didn't want to elaborate on the "exact nature" of the spat, "but it definitely wasn't anything to lead up to why we're here."
BATISSE, who worked in construction, and DOUCETTE both grew up in Parkdale. The victim's younger sister, who didn't want to give her name, said her family has known the accused for a long time. "My mom babysat him too when he was younger." BATISSE's family relocated to another part of the city, but the young man remained.
The victim's younger sister said her brother was "trying to change his life around and was really a caring person, and he loved his family and Friends a lot. They meant a lot to him."
The family was supposed to get together Christmas Eve to decorate the tree and spend the holiday together, something they hadn't done for a long time, she said.
The suspect, also known as T.J., is a white male, 5-foot-8, 154 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, and a distinct tattoo at the back of his neck. Police say the night of the shooting he was dressed in black.
He is known to hang around the Parkdale area but also has acquaintances in Niagara Falls.
Elsewhere in the city, after a relatively quiet month, gun violence flared up in the final hours leading to Christmas.
"It was a busy night," said a Toronto police officer as he and a colleague gathered up yellow crime scene tape in the entertainment district on Pearl Street, the scene of a double shooting early Sunday around 2: 41 a.m. Two people, a man and woman, were each shot in the leg in a parking lot outside the Mink nightclub after an altercation inside the club.
Both were taken to hospital but the man was released. "There's still (crime scene) tape from the last time," the officer said, pointing to a knot of plastic tape wrapped around a post.
Last month, 23-year-old Michael LINTON died after he was gunned down after an argument outside the Tequila Sunrise lounge.
Yesterday police released a photo of a "person of interest" wearing a rugby sweater with the logo Pele across the chest. The photo was taken from inside the club where more than 300 people remained at the time of the shooting.
Two other people fell victim to gun violence earlier Saturday night in the area of Ellesmere Rd. and Morningside Ave.
A woman called police after a gunman knocked on the door of a second-floor apartment at 80 Mornelle Court, and burst in, shooting her 19-year-old brother in the abdomen. Her brother is in hospital with serious injuries. Another 19-year-old was shot in the leg and was treated at hospital and released.

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