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KATA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-04 published
GUT, Jan " John"
At University Hospital, on Sunday, July 2, 2006, Jan "John" GUT in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Marianna GUT. Dear father of Halina BLAZEJOWSKI (Piotr) and Jadwiga BARCICKI (Janusz) of London. Loving grandfather of Arthur, Thomas, Jack and Mark. Uncle of Elzbieta OBERDA (Joe), Leszek KATA (Aska) and Marek KATA (Wioleta.) Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 419 Hill Street, on Wednesday at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m.

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KATAI o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-05 published
WILSON, John Wallace
In Memory Of John Wallace WILSON January 27, 2006
The wife and family of John Wallace WILSON would like to sincerely thank our caring family, Friends and neighbours for their kindness and support during the sad loss of a dear husband and father. A heartfelt thanks goes to Wallace's sister Phyllis and her husband Walter POWER and his brother Robb and his wife Lily and their daughters Val and Joan for their never-ending dedication and support to the family, over the past 9 years. Special thanks and appreciation to those who gave beautiful flowers, generous donations to the Hospice Georgian Triangle and the General and Marine Hospital, thoughtful cards, and kind messages of sympathy. Many thanks goes to Doctor D. WATKIN and Doctor T. KATAI for their caring and compassion and many house calls over the years and Marjori of Majors Pharmacy whose help was always appreciated and also the kind nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital who helped us in our loss. We would like to thank all those who were able to attend the visitation and the funeral service and to recognize Wallace's life. Special thanks to those who contributed to the ceremony, Rev. Julia MORDEN, Rev. Lynda GRAHAM and Rev. Chris COSTEROUS for their kind ministrations and comforting service, George CLARKE for his compassionate words, Stacey WILSON for her inspiring verses, and Ruth CURRIE for her beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace". Thank you also to the Red Cross and St. Elizabeth Homecare, especially Roberta SCHARUDA, Barb BEAMISH, and Yvonne WEBB for their wonderful care and support over the years, also the Hospice Georgian Triangle for their never-ending care of Wallace during his many visits, also Elizabeth GIBSON who was always there for us and was a great comfort to Wallace in his final days, also the McCartney Family, The House Family, and Donato Family with wonderful gifts of food. Not forgetting Franco "The Barber" who made house calls to cut Wallace's hair. The Ladies of Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian church for the wonderful lunch they provided after the ceremony, our heartfelt thanks to everyone. Finally, our sincere thanks goes to Shawn and Paula DAVIDSON and the staff of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for their professional, sensitive and personal service that helped us through this difficult time. "Rest in Peace". Sincerely, Ivy WILSON, John and Stacey WILSON, Wendy DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS.
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KATAOKA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
KATAOKA, Takeo
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the age of 98. Predeceased by his beloved wife Fumiko. Loving father of Ken and his wife Pamela, Martha and her husband David, Bob and his wife Wendy. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Adam and his wife Giselle, Kai, Luke, Jon, Mariko, Keiko and Evan. We would like to thank the staff at Etobicoke General Hospital for their attentive care. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere Ave. The chapel will be open at 2: 00 p.m. with the service at 3: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Dovercourt Toronto Japanese United Church, 701 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2W7.

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KATCKO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-09 published
KOVACS, Stephen John
At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 7, 2006. Stephen John KOVACS of Tillsonburg and formerly Malahide and Bayham Townships in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Mary (BERTLEFF) KOVACS. Loving father of Susan ETHELSTON and husband Doug of Benmiller and Stephanie KOVACS of Tillsonburg. Dear brother of George KOVACS and partner Joan BOOTH, Pearl KATCKO and husband Bill and step-brother of Mary BURWELL and husband Brian, Anne CUMMINGS and husband Brian, Wilma REGO and husband Joe. Also survived by 2 grandchildren Enissa FALCONER and husband Andy and Tasha ETHELSTON and a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Hungary on March 16, 1928 son of the late Steve and Pearl KOVACS and step-son of the late Elizabeth KOVACS. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 7-9 p.m. where the private family service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. John BOEHMER, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences can be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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KATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-15 published
KATES, Ruth
Devoted mother of Robert KATES and Joanne KATES. Loving grandmother of Mara, Avra, Max and Benjamin. Sister of Gerrie BEARG and the late Morris GROSS. Funeral at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel (2401 Steeles Avenue West) Thursday, November 16 at 10 a.m.

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KATHLEEN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-02-22 published
KATHLEEN (McCOLEMAN) CONLEY
In loving memory of Kathleen (McColeman) Conley, March 1, 1914 - February
18, 2006. The family sadly announces the death of Kathleen Conley,
peacefully at Extendicare York, Sudbury on Saturday, February 18, 2006 two
weeks before her 92nd birthday. She was born in Spring Bay, Manitoulin
Island daughter of the late Neil and Hattie (Bryan) McColeman, and lived
there most of her life. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Conley, predeceased
in 1996. Loving and dearly loved mother of Pat James, husband John of
Whitefish and Neil Conley, wife Marlene of Leduc, Alberta. Loving Nana of
Kent James of Etobicoke, Laurie James, husband Ed Mathewson of Brampton,
Jamie Conley, wife Debbie of Athabasca, Alberta, and Sherry Buckley, husband
Bill of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Loving great grandmother of Steven, Jenna
and Cory Buckley, Nicholas James, Evelyn and Emily Conley and Kate and Aidan
Mathewson. Beloved sister of Doran McColeman, wife Elva of Espanola, and
Joan Baker, husband John of Midland, Michigan. Predeceased by siblings Helen
Ricalton, husband Bill, Edith Stringer, husband Laurie, Ross, wife Ann, and
Norine Middaugh, husband Ken. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews
and many true and faithful Friends. Friends may call at the Culgin Funeral
Home, Gore Bay on Wednesday February 22, from 10 to 11.30 a.m. The funeral
service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel at 11.30. Spring
interment in Mindemoya Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Cancer
Society, the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be
appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.

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KATO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
KELLY, Dr. Norman Henry, M.D.
(September 17, 1921-January 8, 2006)
"Love between two children of God outlives the union, outlives failing bodies, outlives the earth itself. Love, in whatever celestial form it takes in heaven, lives on after the earthly shell has passed into dust. For the one who believes, death changes "goodbye" into other more hopeful words. I will see you soon my love. I cannot bring you back to me, but I can come to you. And I will." And he has. Norman KELLY died peacefully at home to join his beloved wife, Helen, of 60 years in the fourth mansion on the right just inside the Pearly Gates. Norm served both his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2, and his community as a family doctor. He will be sadly missed by his loving son Robert, beloved granddaughters Sheila Anne KELLY (mother Mary Ellen JAMIESON) and Katrina Kato KELLY (mother Dr. Christine KATO,) daughter-in-law Barbara DATLEN- KELLY and her son James DATLEN (David CLEGHORN,) sisters and brothers-in-law Marie PRITCHARD, Kay and Charlie PEEVER, Joan and Bernie O'DONNELL, Grace MASON, Leo McCARTHY, Tom ROBERTS and many nieces and nephews. Norm was predeceased by his cherished wife Helen, his beloved son Norman Henry, grand_son Norman Francis, sister Anne McGEE, brother Tom KELLY, sisters-in-law Eleanor ROBERTS, Marcella SULLIVAN, Mary McCARTHY, Berta KELLY, brothers-in-law Bill MASON, Joe McCARTHY and Gord McGEE. Friends and family will gather for the Funeral Mass on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Aidan Church (3501 Finch Avenue East). Visitation will take place at Jerrett Funeral Home (6191 Yonge Street) on Tuesday, January 10 and Wednesday, January 11 between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Save A Family Plan would be appreciated.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-18 published
MARCOVITZ, Jonas
Suddenly on Sunday, April 16, 2006 in Florida. Jonas MARCOVITZ, dear brother and brother-in-law of Chaim and Haya, Hella and Alex GRUIA and the late Froim, and the late Tina, and the late Max and Liza. Beloved Dod Yona - Uncle Oni of his nieces, Sara (Lawrence HART), Leora (Marshall MORRIS), Jasmine (Murray LEVINE), Jackie (Lorne GOLD,) Sorana (Tiberiu MIRESCO,) and Carina (Morris KATZ,) and great nieces, and great nephews. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel. 2401 Steeles Ave W. (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, April 18th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Emeth Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 9 Brockington Cres. from Thursday April 20th. If desired, donations may be made to The Jonas Marcovitz Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst St. Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-08 published
KATZ, Jane
Passed away peacefully on May 5, 2006 at Baycrest Hospital. Jane KATZ beloved wife of the late Israel KATZ. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Stanley, Norman and Pepita, Michel and Meyer. Devoted grandmother of Mark and Alana, Sue-Ann and Jeremy, Lisa and Tony, David and Kelly, Adam, Alix and Joshua. Devoted great-grandmother of Madeleine and Dylan. A graveside service was held on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 54 Ava Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Jane Katz Memorial Fund c/o the Baycrest Hospital, 416-785-2875.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
TASCONA, Antonio " Tony," C.M., R.C.A.
At Victoria General Hospital on Sunday, May 28, 2006 in his 80th year. Beloved life partner and best friend of Doreen MILLIN. Loving father of Cathie (Patrick PAYNE); Marty (Callie); Chris (Faye MIRON.) Proud grandfather of Dominic and Daniella; Hannah June, Antonio and Hayley May; Michael and Isabella. Caring and fun-to-be-with step dad to Sarah MILLIN and Deirdre MILLIN, (Jeff KATZ and daughter Naomi.) Predeceased by his beloved son Larry and eleven siblings including his sister Connie (Scaletta), and brothers Ross and Sam of Winnipeg. He is survived by brother Pepin (Edna) of Barrie, Ontario; his sister Irene (Boyle); numerous nieces and nephews and his first wife, May TASCONA. Tony has touched the lives of many people across Canada, not only with his art but with his generosity of spirit and his zest for life. These attributes and passion for nature were inherited from his Sicilian parents. Working in the aerospace industry early in his career fuelled his fascination with experimentation, materials and precision. He was one of the first artists in Canada to paint on aluminum, counterbalancing the smooth cool surface and his geometric imagery with a sophisticated pastel palette. He also painted on canvas, cast resin sculpture, produced silkscreen prints, and most recently, ink drawings. Other artists marvelled at his continuous range of productivity and his ability to make meaningful relationships with his clients. Only hospitalization prevented him from working. He received many public commissions including: the Centennial Concert Hall murals, the Millennium Library Reading Courtyard sculpture, stabiles in the lobbies of the Manitoba Law Courts, the St. Boniface Research Hospital and the Freshwater Institute. Few Canadian artists have been honoured by a permanent retrospective of their work such as his at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. The Winnipeg Art Gallery mounted a retrospective of his 50 year oeuvre in 2001. He was the only Manitoban included in the 2005 National Gallery of Canada exhibition, "the 60's in Canada." and earlier this year the Franco Manitoba Cultural Centre hosted "Transformations" 32 recent drawings, as part of his 80th birthday celebration. The opening attracted devoted clients and colleagues from across Canada; the National Gallery's Director Pierre Theberge participated in the opening ceremonies. Tony was active in the development of the arts in Canada and he served on the boards of the Royal Canadian Academy, National Gallery of Canada, The Canadian Conference of the Arts, The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Carfac Canada. This contribution and his constant support of Manitoba charities, in concert with his artistic achievements, garnered him an honorary LL.D. from the University of Winnipeg in 1994 and the Order of Canada in 1996. His works can be found in permanent collections across Canada including the National Gallery of Canada, the Confederation Centre, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Glenbow Museum, the Norman Mackenzie Gallery and the Greater Victoria Art Gallery as well as numerous corporate and private collections. His archives are held by the University of Regina and digital images are available at the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art Website. A junior baseball and hockey player, he was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 and his 1948 Brandon Grays Baseball team is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend. Following cremation, a private extended-family memorial service has been held. Per Tony's request, a wake will be held at a later date. The public are invited to attend the Tony Tascona Memorial Exhibition at St. Boniface College in early September, 2006. Memorial donations may be made to the Tony Tascona Art History Bursary University of Winnipeg Foundation, University of Winnipeg, Wesley Hall, 515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg. Manitoba R3B 2E9 204-786-9995. The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 233-4949 or toll free 1-888-233-4949.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-03 published
GREEN, Kathy " Kati" (née KATZ)
By Bonnie GOLDBERG and Adam ABRAMSON, Page A20
Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, cook. Born December 11, 1925, in Romania. Died April 20 in Toronto, of heart failure, aged 80.
Kati KATZ was a young girl growing up in Romania with her parents, baby sister, and two brothers, when the family was tragically ripped apart by the Holocaust. Of the KATZ family, only 16-year-old Kati and her older brother Karchi survived.
But along came Kati's prince. After serving in the Czechoslovakian army, Jimmy was busy feeding the survivors of the war. As the story goes, Kati did not have any shoes, so he bought her a pair. They soon were married, beginning an enduring 61-year love affair.
Kati was a resilient woman. She carried her infant daughter on her body, across the ravaged terrain of Europe to get to a displaced persons camp in Naples, Italy, from where they boarded a ship to Canada. At the Canadian border, Imre, Kati and Marika GRUEN became Jimmy, Kathy and Mary GREEN. With no English, no prospects and few contacts, they settled in Toronto. The Fifties were tough as Jimmy and Kathy struggled to build a life in downtown Toronto, working hard as dressmakers. In 1958, Kathy gave birth to her son Sidney, named for Kathy's late father.
The Sixties were a time of prosperity and happiness. Jimmy's new waste-disposal business was thriving and they had many Friends. Kathy was reunited with her brother Karchi when he and his wife Rosi emigrated to Canada in 1966. The year before Karchi came, Mary got married. Fred spent many nights at the dinner table in Kathy's house, being urged by his mother-in-law to eat more vegetables.
Kathy became a grandmother at the young age of 44 in 1969. She immediately became "chief" caregiver to her two grandchildren, Bonnie and Jay. Kathy's son Sidney, 12 years younger than Mary, could always be counted on to entertain his young niece and nephew.
Life was good. Her loving relationship with Jimmy was the envy of their Friends. She fed him chocolate cake for breakfast, cooked his borscht the way he liked it, and taught him the fine art of vacuuming. Kathy was a patient mother, active grandmother and an effortless cook. Her family craved the delicacy simply called "Bubby's chicken," the paprikash and goulash that tasted like the old country, and her near-medicinal chicken soup. When Sidney married in 1982, Kathy developed a remarkably close relationship with her daughter-in-law, Simmy. When their kids (Justin, Dylan and Taryn) were born, Kathy and Jimmy basked in this new generation, defined by winters at the Florida condo and regular Friday-night dinners at The Pickle Barrel.
But then came a more difficult phase of life. Jimmy took care of Kathy as her health failed. Just as she did as a teenager in Auschwitz, Kathy fought hard and had many miraculous recoveries from several serious ailments. Through it all, Kathy and Jimmy never missed an episode of The Young and the Restless.
Kathy had much joy through her pain, celebrating the birth of her four great-grandchildren, Arly, Ethan, Coby and Remy. She described each one as the most beautiful child born on this Earth. And as long as they had eaten, she was happy.
Kathy rallied in early April to attend the Passover Seder at her daughter Mary's house. She died just over a week later. Kathy rarely sat down to the meals she cooked for her family. She hovered, making sure their plates were full. This can be equated with her inability to exhale until her children were cared for, with her inability to relax until she knew those close to her were safe. Kathy has now finally exhaled: she knows her family is safe.
Bonnie is Kathy GREEN's oldest grandchild. Adam is Bonnie's husband.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
Coach was a University of Toronto mainstay
By James CHRISTIE, Page S8
Some coaches keep their players in a state of anxiety, wondering whether they will play or not.
John McMANUS was more apt to keep them in stitches with his wit.
The coach of the University Toronto Varsity Blues basketball team for almost three decades died on Wednesday of cancer in North York General Hospital. He was 88.
"He loved the game with a passion," said Michael KATZ, the present-day heir to the Varsity Blues basketball bench. "He was still playing pick-up basketball in his 50s."
KATZ played for McMANUS from 1968 to 1971 and knew the value of the coach's humour first-hand.
"The old Hart House bandbox was supposed to be our home court, but one year our home games were played at York University because the old building was virtually condemned," KATZ said. "We could have been grim, but he made up for it with his sense of humour."
Born in Milestone, Saskatchewan., in 1918, McMANUS was raised in Winnipeg, where he excelled in baseball, basketball and track and field.
He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War and spent 1939 to 1942 at various fighter command bases in England.
After the war, McMANUS attended University of Toronto to study physical education. Upon graduation in 1950, he coached the Acadia Axemen basketball team in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, for two seasons, then returned to Varsity in 1952 to coach football and basketball and to teach in the school of physical education.
He was the University of Toronto men's basketball coach for 28 seasons (1955-83), amassing a regular-season record of 174 wins and 152 losses.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-05 published
NEWMAN, Rebecca " Becky" (née BRETT)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at age 97, surrounded by her family at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. Beloved wife of the late Alec NEWMAN. Loving mother of Gilda TANZ and Marty KELMAN, and the late Bernard (Bookie) NEWMAN. Devoted grandmother of Bernie and Maureen TANZ, Stuart and Karen TANZ, Russell and Robyn TANZ, and Melanie and Glenn ABUGOV. Cherished great-grandmother of Sarah, Alyssa, Jaclyn, Raquel, Tiffany, Zachary, Lorne, Stephanie, Cole, and Caitlin. Special thanks to Becky's wonderful caregiver Dina and Doctor Pam KATZ. She will be remembered for her love, strength, bravery and determination. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Becky Newman Memorial Fund c/o Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
KIRSH, Helen
On Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Helen KIRSH, beloved wife of the late Morris KIRSH. Loving mother of Gayle and Sheila, and mother-in-law of Neil. Dear sister of Albert KATZ. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Monday, January 9, 2006, please call 416-663-9060 for further service information. Interment Narayever Synagogue section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 6 Magdalena Court, Etobicoke. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation, 416-480-4483.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-22 published
GREEN, Kathy " Kati" (née KATZ)
On Thursday, April 20, 2006 at York Central Hospital. Holocaust survivor. Beloved wife of Jimmy. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Mary and Fred GOLDBERG, Sidney and Simmy GREEN. Adored sister and sister-in-law of Karchi and Rosi KATZ. Devoted grandmother of Bonnie and Adam, Jay and Amy, Justin, Dylan and Taryn. Cherished great-grandmother of Arly, Ethan, Coby and Remy. Funeral service at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill on Sunday April 23 at 12 noon. Interment B'nai Torah section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 7601 Bathurst Street, apt. 1215, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (905-709-4899), the Israeli Soldiers' Fund (416-783-3053) or a charity of your choice.

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KATZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-02 published
Popular University of Toronto coach dies, 88
John McMANUS led Varsity hoops team from 1954-1983
By Tim LAI, Sports Reporter, Page E2
Even near the end of his decades-long career as the head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Toronto, John McMANUS was in better shape than his players -- and that was in his 60s.
"We shared a locker area and many times, we'd be finishing practice and he'd be in the washroom area doing chin-ups on the handle across the stalls," laughed Doug FOX, athletic director at Humber College, who played under McMANUS from 1974 to 1979.
The fitness fanatic, who coached the Varsity Blues for 29 years between 1954 and 1983, never stopped working out, even up until his death Wednesday after his second battle with cancer in two years. McMANUS was 88.
Over his lengthy career in Toronto, McMANUS amassed a 172-152 regular season record, but coached more than 600 games in total. His only title came in 1958 when he led the squad to victory in the Wilson Cup, Ontario's championship game.
He was known at the university, not only for being the longest-serving coach -- he was also the football assistant for 24 years -- but for his physical prowess, as well. He was the definition of a gym rat, playing and coaching every sport possible. He almost became a professional baseball player, but World War 2 began. Before he started at the U of T, he coached every single team at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.
"Even when he was sick in the hospital, I'd walk in and there he'd be leaning on the end of his bed, on the railing, doing push-ups on it," said his daughter, Katherine McMANUS- BROWNE, who studied physical education at U of T. "Even at 88, he was still working out twice a day."
His coaching wisdom has been passed on to hundreds of players over the years.
"He helped me with my free-throw shooting," said Mike KATZ, who has been the head coach of the basketball team for the past three years and played for McMANUS between 1968-1971. "He wanted you to place your hands across the seams of the basketball. It's something that I still do with my kids today."
McMANUS's career netted him an award upon his retirement in 1983 for being "a retired coach who exemplified the highest ideals and qualities of sportsmanship and service."
Fittingly, it was the inaugural award and named after him.
There was no funeral or service, as per his wishes, but like the sign-off on his letters, he had a quick final message: "Get in shape and keep fit."

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KATZEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-22 published
HANIGSBERG, Oscar
Died in Los Angeles on the 15th of April 2006 a few days short of his 93rd birthday. Beloved father of Nina RICHMOND, William HANIGSBERG, and Eric HANIGSBERG (deceased,) father-in-law of JoAnn Barlow HANIGSBERG, grandfather to Julia HANIGSBERG and Erica KATZEN, proud great grandfather of Rachel, Leah, and Max Sossin, and affectionate comrade of Julia's husband Lorne SOSSIN, Oscar was pre-deceased by Isabelle, the wife he adored and deeply missed. He was a lover of young people, art, music, Yiddish and tennis. Oscar possessed a goodness that enabled him to find the best in people as well as the ability to manage the technicalities of life (including professional life) in the interests of justice which he revered. He was able to look beyond the details - of parenthood, business, Friendship - to ask what is right. For this rare sensibility he was beloved and valued and because of it he will be missed by many people. We who survive are challenged and improved by the example he set for us. Friends may gather on Monday, April 24 from 11: 00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at "The Riverside", 76th St. and Amsterdam Ave., New York, New York. Burial to follow at Mount Ararat Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hanigsberg/Sossin Endowment Fund at Reena 905-763-8254 or www.reena.org

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KATZMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-26 published
NEPON, Florence
With deep sorrow her beloved family announces her peaceful passing on March 25, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital from complications following heart surgery. She is mourned by her loving sons Bruce (Mary Pat) and Gary (Sandra) and her daughter Shelley (Elliot) BERLIN. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Jared (Elyse), Hayley, Jordana (Jay), Harris and Jaclyn. She is also mourned by her sisters Rheva ROSEN and Rhoda GOODMAN and brother Arlie KATZMAN. Funeral services will be held at the Butler Funeral Home, 33 Duke Street, St. Catharines at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2006. Interment B'Nai Israel Cemetery. Shiva at 9 Holm Crescent, Thornhill, Ontario (from Monday, March 27, 2006). The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Melissa Katzman Memorial Fund c/o The Princess Margaret Hospital (416-946-6560).

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