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KEMBLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-27 published
KEMBLE, Catharine I. (née GRAHAM)
A resident of Chatham, Catharine I. KEMBLE passed away at the Thamesview Lodge on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the age of 88. Born in Rodney, Ontario, daughter of the late John and May (CARSON) GRAHAM. Beloved wife of the late Eldon H. KEMBLE (1991.) Dear mother of Sharron MILLINGTON and Barry GOODWIN of Chatham, Barry KEMBLE of Parker, Colorado, Brian and Barbie KEMBLE of Victoria, British Columbia and Graham and Joy KEMBLE of Chatham. Loving grandmother of Jeff MILLINGTON and his fiancée Karyn BYATT, Steve and Verna MILLINGTON, Lindsay, Whitney, Kyle, Greg, Molly and Andrew KEMBLE and great-grandmother of Tyler and Thomas MILLINGTON. Sister of Carson and Hazel GRAHAM of Chatham and the late Robert GRAHAM and R. Jack GRAHAM. Sister-in-law of Audrey GRAHAM of Chatham and Blanche GRAHAM of West Lorne. Predeceased by son-in-law John MILLINGTON. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Sunday from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Bonnie HARVEY officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made payable by cheque to Charity of Choice appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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KEMENY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
FENYVES, Veronika (née KEMENY)
Peacefully at home in Montreal surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 23, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Lorand. Dear mother of Daphna FENYVES, and Thalia and Zali REICHARD of Israel. Cherished grandmother of Ariel, Tamar, Daniel, Eliana, and Leonora. She will be sadly missed by her family and Friends. Funeral service and burial in Israel. Shiva in Israel. Arrangements entrusted to Paperman and Sons.

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KEMENY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-01 published
STEPHENSON, Donald Ross (May 13, 1928-March 26, 2006)
It is with great sadness that the family of Donald STEPHENSON announce his passing on March 26, 2006. Don slipped away quietly in his sleep at Sarnia General Hospital following a brief illness. He is now in a better place and we are sure that he is watching and patiently waiting for the 'happening', that he wanted us to have in memory of him and in celebration with him. Born in Toronto, May 13, 1928, Don lived his early years in North Toronto. Don married Betty Joan WILCE in 1952 and relocated to Richmond Hill where together with his wife and life partner they raised three boys. Don was always a loving, dedicated and supportive father. After 22 years, they relocated to Camlachie, near Sarnia, in 1975 and from there their love of boating took them in 1982 to a condominium in a marina development in Point Edward (a suburb of Sarnia) where he lived out this retirement years. Don began his working life as a professional photographer, and enjoyed his passion for this creative art long into his life. Realizing that photography might not 'pay the bills', Don soon moved into a career in marketing, advertising and ultimately, public relations, concluding his career with a 25 year tenure at Dow Chemical Canada. Don was transferred to Sarnia in 1975 to take up a position as Public Relations and Advertising Manager for Dow. During his years in Richmond Hill, together with Betty, Don was active in both federal and provincial politics serving in riding association executives, as president, campaign manager and as a fund raiser. While his political allegiances changed later in life, his work at that time was helpful in securing the election of Barney Danson, Federal Minister of National Defence and Donald Deacon, the Deputy Leader of the Provincial Liberal Party. In the years following his transfer to Sarnia he became Director of Public Relations and Communications, Director of Public Issues and a member of the Management Committee of Dow Chemical Canada, earning many national and international awards in the process. Don retired from Dow in 1988 at age 60. Left behind to mourn his loss and to remember and celebrate his life are Betty, his loving (and very patient) wife and partner of 54 years; sons (and occasional troublemakers) John (Barbara KEMENY) of Thunder Bay; Chris (Lynn FOSTER) of Richmond Hill; and Mark (Kerri-Lea DEMARSH) of Corunna, Ontario; grandchildren Laura and Andrew (John,) Bill FOSTER (Chris and Lynn) and Luke and Amber-Lea (Mark and Kerri;) Helen STEPHENSON (mother of Laura and Andrew;) his cousins, Doctor Betty STEPHENSON, Dr. Alan PENGELLY, Faye WEISS and Joan STEPHENSON, his 'in-laws' Howard and Ivy WILCE, Sandie WILCE and Howard HARVEY and his numerous nieces and nephews on the Wilce side of the family. Don was the only son of and predeceased by his father, Roscoe Cecil (1889-1962) and his mother Leta Louella (née (LAPP1890-1969.)) Don will also be fondly and humourously remembered by his large family of long time, close and loyal Friends, affectionately known as 'the gang'. Too numerous to mention here, they need only know that he is counting on them to make the 'happening' a memorable party. Don will also be remembered by his many Friends in the extended Stephenson and Legge families with whom he had connected in later years as he worked on the greatest of his many projects - The Stephenson and Legge Chronicles. As it was during his working career Don's retirement was enriched by his enjoyment of his many projects and activities - boating, gardening, travelling with Betty, making wine, woodworking, photography, and his genealogical work. Our lives are enriched by his legacy: the family history he wrote, his many wonderful photographs and the beautiful pieces of furniture he made. Most of all, we are enriched by having known him and by our memories of him. At Don's request, there will not be a funeral service and his ashes will be privately interred. A 'happening' in memory and celebration of Don's life will take place at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club on Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial donations in Don's name may be made to Blue Water Health Intensive Care Unit, 89 Norman Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3.

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KEMEZYTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
LUKOSEVICIUS, Irena (née KEMEZYTE)
(September 24, 1924-January 28, 2006)
Any community would be lucky to have a person like Irena. Emigrating to Canada from their native Lithuania following World War 2, she and her husband Petras quickly became pillars of the Lithuanian community in Montreal. Like many eastern European immigrants, Irena and Petras had a vision to establish a strong Lithuanian cultural community within their new country to ensure that their children would know and understand their beautiful homeland. She led a busy career as a social worker helping families with critically ill children yet always had time to be involved with various Lithuanian cultural groups. These included the Catholic Women's League, the folk dancing group 'Gintaras', and the traditional weaving guild 'Vaivorykste'. Irena's efforts were key to the birth of the Lithuanian Scouting movement in North America. Following her retirement, she was instrumental in founding a Social Work Program at the Kaunas Medical Academy in Lithuania. She was devoted to Petras, their children Rasa KURAS (Paul) and Ina SUNGAILA (Mark), and especially to her six grandchildren: Tomas, Daina, Vaiva, Darius, Matas, and Nerija. When her health began to ebb, the opposite was certainly true - they were all exceptionally devoted to her. Friends are invited to call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. on Monday, January 30 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at the Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Rd. on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment at Saint John's Lithuanian Cemetery, 2185 Stavebank Road, Mississauga. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Resurrection Parish, or the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-04 published
Kin mourn gifted skier
London native Alexander PETERSEN, 24, died Monday after falling 45 metres off a mountain in Whistler.
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Wed., January 4, 2006
A talented young skier who first sharpened his skills on London slopes has died in a bizarre skiing accident on a Whistler, British Columbia, mountain.
Alexander PETERSEN, 24, who recently moved to the B. C ski resort from London, was skiing Monday near a roped-off area of Blackcomb Mountain when he fell more than 45 metres to his death, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said yesterday.
The Fanshawe College graduate -- described by family as an "expert" skier, with a Level 1 teaching licence -- was alone at the time of his death, police said.
PETERSEN's family, gathered last night at his parents' old north London home, were in shock at the death of the athletic, experienced skier.
"Alex has been skiing since he was four years old," said his aunt, Susan HALLIDAY, adding PETERSEN was involved with the London Ski Club from the time he was a child.
"He just loved to ski and he loved being in Whistler because he was near the mountains," she said.
"He moved there to ski."
After graduating from Fanshawe's millwright program, PETERSEN headed west to pursue a career and be near the slopes, Halliday said.
Though he hadn't found work as a millwright, the former Montcalm secondary school student scored a job with the Whistler and Valley transit system that allowed him plenty of time on the slopes, his aunt said.
He'd recently passed an examination to become a transit driver in the well-known ski destination, she said.
"He was so excited to be doing everything he loved," said HALLIDAY. She described her nephew as a man with a caring nature, uncharacteristic of people his age.
"He was a dear boy," she said.
"He was good with little kids and old people, just showed an amount of concern for other people like I've never seen."
PETERSEN's parents, Doris and Paul, described their youngest son as a gifted athlete who swam, played badminton and skied throughout his high school years.
Their blue-eyed, auburn-haired son was also a natural at dealing with kids, and excelled as a Boy Scout leader, said Doris.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the British Columbia coroner's service yesterday continued their investigation into PETERSEN's death.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
Man hit during chase dies
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Fri., January 6, 2006
A London driver, gravely injured when he crossed paths with a car speeding away from police, died last night after being taken off life support.
Robert SAINT_DENIS, 47, was comatose since the early hours of December 23, when his car was hit by a vehicle racing from London police at Clarke Road and Dundas Street.
Because of the massive head trauma he suffered in the crash -- which is being probed by Ontario's police watchdog -- doctors only gave her father a five-per-cent chance of survival, said Melanie SAINT_DENIS.
"The doctor said even if we kept him on life support, he would have been a vegetable," she said of her father, who remained bruised and covered in stitches. "It would have been no way to live."
Her father, a security guard who was on his way home from work at the time of the crash, stated in his will that he didn't want to be put on life support, she said.
SAINT_DENIS' family, including his wife, siblings, mother, daughter and stepchildren, gathered last night at Victoria Hospital to make the difficult decision, she said.
"We all went down and said our goodbyes," said SAINT_DENIS, who was by her father's side when he died about 9: 30 p.m.
She said the reality of her dad's death hadn't sunk in.
"It would be easier to deal with if this happened in a regular car crash," she said.
The crash is being reviewed by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, a civilian agency that examines police actions involving serious injury or death.
The Special Investigations Unit, which has interviewed at least five witnesses: and the officer involved, hasn't outlined the circumstances that led to the fatal crash.
Michael ARCHER, 25, was charged with dangerous driving, impaired driving causing injury, leaving the scene and operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level above.08.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
Elderly woman dies in blaze
Friends said the Platt's Lane resident was blind and barely mobile.
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Sat., February 4, 2006
An elderly woman is dead after a fire ripped through her ground-floor apartment in west London last night.
London police and firefighters wouldn't identify the victim of the blaze at 261 Platt's Lane, but Friends huddled outside said it was Ruby YAHNKE, an elderly woman who was blind and barely mobile.
"The poor lady -- she couldn't see anything and she could hardly walk," said an emotional Dianne EDWARDS, who visited the senior twice a day to help care for her dog.
"She was a wonderful woman. I just saw her today and everything was fine. Now this," EDWARDS said.
The fire, which started shortly after 8: 30 p.m., charred YAHNKE's first-floor apartment and sent smoke billowing out her windows, smashed by firefighters trying to contain the blaze.
Though YAHNKE herself did not escape the fire, her dog, a small Shih Tzu named Molly, was brought out by firefighters and handed to EDWARDS.
"She's okay, just a little black," EDWARDS said of the dog she walked twice a day.
"She's gonna miss her mom."
Dozens of residents of the five-storey building were forced to evacuate because of heavy smoke.
They huddled outside and in a nearby building for nearly two hours as police and firefighters investigated.
"The hallways and stairwells were full of smoke and it smelled really strong," said Ramsey SHUCK, who lives on the third floor.
"Smoke was just billowing out of the first-floor apartment," he said.
Deputy fire Chief Dave KITTERMAN said last night it was unclear how much damage the building sustained in the blaze.
He did say the first-floor apartment where the fire originated received "severe" damage.
KITTERMAN didn't know what sparked the fatal blaze, but neighbours said YAHNKE was a smoker.
"It's just so sad," EDWARDS said. "She's a beautiful person."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
Family shattered by crash
Joanna PILARINOS and her mother, Christine FOSTER, were positive, loving people, kin say.
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Tues., February 7, 2006
A Dorchester family is struggling to cope with an unthinkable loss in the aftermath of a crash Sunday that killed a mother and daughter.
Joanna PILARINOS, 16, and her mother, Christine FOSTER, 45, died Sunday afternoon when their van collided with a train in Thames Centre.
PILARINOS, a beginner driver described as a "vibrant, popular" teen, was behind the wheel when the van slid onto the snow-covered tracks at Shaw Road north of Catherine Street.
The van was pushed more than 500 metres down the tracks by a Via Rail train.
"We were all really tight," Spiro PILARINOS said of his mother, sister and stepfather, Carey FOSTER.
"I feel so dislocated and lost," he said.
"I am going through every emotion possible."
The 29-year-old, who was visiting from Toronto for the weekend, said his mom and sister were out shopping for school supplies when the crash happened.
Yesterday would have been his sister's first day back in Grade 11 classes at Regina Mundi College after the exam period.
The "high-achieving, studious" teen wanted to have fresh supplies to start the second term off right, Spiro PILARINOS said.
"She always did really well in school," he said. "She got straight As and she was very goal-oriented."
Ted GORSKI, principal at Regina Mundi, said yesterday was a sombre day at the school.
"The teachers and students were just crushed by the news," he said.
"Joanna was a beautiful girl with a beautiful personality," he said, adding the school will hold a special mass today in her honour.
The tall, athletic teen was an optimistic girl who loved to "see possibilities in everything," her brother said.
"She was always looking for opportunities, for ways to make things better," he said. "She was very passionate and caring."
Her positive attitude and determined character were traits she shared with her mother, Christine, a Kellogg's employee for 25 years, he said.
Christine's supportive, accepting parenting style made it easy for him and his sister to be close to their mom, Spiro PILARINOS said.
She was a good listener who made it known she loved her kids no matter what, he said.
"My mother was so supportive," he said. "If we ever needed to confide in anyone, she was always there. She was so accepting and loving."
The two were both avid readers who liked to shop -- a pastime they often shared, he said.
"They were very close," Spiro PILARINOS said.
He said there's no one thing he'll miss most about his mom and younger sister, whom he talked to almost daily from Toronto.
"I'm going to miss everything," he said. "There's no words to describe how much I'm going to miss them."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
'Real team player' lived dream as officer
Ken DEANE is recalled as a 'top, top cop,' despite his public persona.
By Joe MATYAS and April KEMICK, Free Press Reporters, Mon., February Long before Ken DEANE became infamous as the Ontario Provincial Police sniper who fatally shot Dudley GEORGE at Ipperwash, he was a London teen who wanted to be a police officer.
He was a bright student and energetic athlete who emerged as a leader in his teens, high school friend Tim HUFF once told The Free Press.
DEANE was in Grade 12 at South secondary school when he decided he wanted to get into law enforcement, said HUFF, adding he pounded a beat for the London police force in the 1980s after taking law and security at Fanshawe College.
A few years later, DEANE applied to the Ontario Provincial Police tactics and rescue unit and was accepted, eventually becoming part of an explosives disposal team.
But for people like HUFF, DEANE was a guy who remained in touch with old Friends.
There were annual weekends with the guys in cottage country, where DEANE would be a highlight with stories about police work.
Family and Friends will miss him deeply, brother-in-law Grant TEEPLE of Aylmer said yesterday in reaction to DEANE's sudden death in a highway crash on Saturday.
DEANE's death was a shock, he said, adding family and Friends had a chance to enjoy his company at a gathering "up north" a few days ago.
DEANE wasn't the guy portrayed in the media, TEEPLE said. TEEPLE wouldn't say what DEANE did after he left the Ontario Provincial Police.
DEANE's public persona is connected to the shooting of GEORGE at Ipperwash on September 6, 1995, his subsequent court conviction for criminal negligence causing death in 1997 and his dismissal from the Ontario Provincial Police for discreditable police conduct in 2002.
London lawyer Norm PEEL, who knew DEANE for years before representing him in his criminal trial, said yesterday he was a model police officer whose reputation was wrongly tarnished.
"I still hold my strongest view that he was just a top, top cop," PEEL said. "I have nothing but absolute respect for him. Always will."
DEANE had a reputation among other officers for being a "real team player," PEEL said. "His whole story of his life was about helping people. He had a model background."
During his trial, DEANE testified that he saw muzzle flashes the light of gunfire -- come from some bushes during a confusing skirmish.
He said he shot GEORGE after he stepped out of the bushes with a gun.
In convicting DEANE on April 27, 1997, Judge Hugh FRASER rejected his testimony and those of other police officers as fabricated.
The verdict surprised members of the GEORGE family.
But their feelings that justice had been done were dashed on July 3, 1997, when FRASER gave DEANE a conditional sentence of two years less a day with 180 hours of community service.
Cries of "murderer, murderer" filled the courtroom after the sentence as members of the GEORGE family wept.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-26 published
Joined Canada's first 4-H club, lifelong farm girl lived to 105
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Sun., March 26, 2006
Lillian PENHALE's keen memory and remarkably long life made her a living archive for Canada's best-known rural service club.
PENHALE, oldest living member of Canada's first 4-H Club, died last weekend at 105.
"She was a really special lady," said Chris Forrest, communications manager for the Canadian 4-H Council, who interviewed PENHALE in 2003 for a promotional film about the club's early days.
"Her memories were priceless," said Forrest.
The longtime Bayfield resident was 102 when interviewed for the film. She had vivid memories of joining the first branch of the rural service club at the age of 12, in Roland, Manitoba
"I was blown away by her recollections," Forrest said.
PENHALE recalled being given eggs to hatch and raise as chickens in rural Manitoba in 1913, the year the club was started.
She never forgot the blue ribbon she won for first place when she unveiled her chicks at a rural fair.
Her memories were invaluable to the 4-H organization, Forrest said.
"To this day, when I give a presentation, I show that (film) because it's just amazing," he said. "To have something like this for our archives is priceless."
The wry senior, who left behind four generations of offspring, was lucid until the end, her son said.
After her husband, Harold, died in 1975, the mother of three lived alone until this year, Tom PENHALE said.
She drove until her eyesight failed at 93, and never waned in her commitment to St. Andrew's United Church and the Bayfield Agricultural Society, he said.
"She was always doing something," he laughed.
A skilled cook and lifelong farm girl, PENHALE prided herself on her healthy lifestyle.
"She always said she never smoked and she never drank," her son said. "She was a very strong lady."
PENHALE, whose funeral last week was "packed," was an easy-going mom with a sharp sense of humour, he said.
Even after all of her Friends, her husband and a daughter died, she stayed positive and continued to make new Friends.
She also had close bonds with her eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, he said.
They were lucky to have her around for so long, Tom said.
"Not many people have a mother for as long as we did," he said. "We couldn't wish for anything more."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-31 published
Friends, kin remember mechanic who fell to death
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Fri., March 31, 2006
A lowered flag and a small plaque placed below the elevators yesterday at the Richmond Street federal building marked a memorial for a young worker who died on the job one year ago.
Family and colleagues of Jimmy SANDFORD, a mechanic who fell to his death while working on an elevator at the building last March, gathered yesterday to commemorate his life.
They hung a plaque honouring the young father in the elevator pit and had London-Fanshawe New Democratic Party member of Parliament Irene MATHYSSEN orchestrate a flag lowering.
"The last year for us has been brutal. Our whole family has been just rocked to our shoes," said SANDFORD's father, Jim.
"It is things like this that help us get through."
His son was a "great kid," who colleagues said had a bright future as a lead elevator mechanic.
Even one year after his death, they are still shaken by the tragedy that took his life.
"We haven't forgot this young fellow," said colleague Bob WHELTON. "He is still on our minds."
Though the pain is still fresh, family and colleagues said the memorial -- which will likely become an annual event -- helps provide some peace of mind.
"We really miss Jim and we'll never stop missing him, but this is something permanent that gives us a bit of closure," his dad said.
"It helps us heal."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-02 published
Car dealer respected by customers, competitors
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Sun., April 2, 2006
Bill CHAMBERS was not your stereotypical, smooth-talking car salesperson.
But his quiet confidence, honesty and laid-back demeanour made him a staple in the local auto sales business for more than 50 years.
The owner of Nilestown Auto Sales -- formerly Bill Chambers Chev-Olds died March 19 at 65.
"My dad built Friendships as much as he did business relationships," Jeff CHAMBERS said.
"He enjoyed working with cars and he enjoyed working with people."
CHAMBERS, born and raised in the Dorchester area, began working in his father's auto sales shop as a teen, Jeff said.
He pumped gas and helped fix and sell cars before inheriting the family business in 1974, when his father died.
The softspoken salesperson continued the family tradition of treating clients with respect and fairness, which helped him keep loyal customers.
"There are families here that dealt with my grandfather and then with my father and then with me," said Jeff, who also worked at the business.
Even though the small dealership never kept more than 15 new and used cars on the lot at one time, Jeff said his dad sold thousands of vehicles during his career.
"He was all about the low-pressure sales tactic and giving people a fair deal," he said. "He was very well known and respected for that."
Arlene WRIGHT, a former GM dealer in Thamesford, said CHAMBERS was well-liked among his business associates.
"Every dealer that knew him just thought the world of him," WRIGHT said.
"He was honest, straightforward and trustworthy."
CHAMBERS, who downsized his own operation in recent years, was supportive when WRIGHT's 55-year-old family dealership closed, she said.
"When I had to make that decision to shut down, Bill was the first person I went to and he just walked me through everything," she said. "He was like a father."
WRIGHT said CHAMBERS' lengthy career in the auto business -- especially in recent years, when small shops were increasingly forced to compete with big dealers -- was a major achievement.
"To survive in that business for so long really says something about a person," she said. "It definitely means you're doing something right."

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-04 published
Two killed in chopper crash
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter and News Services, Thurs., May 4, 2006
Two London region men are dead after the helicopter they were flying back to Blenheim, in Chatham-Kent, crashed in an open field in California, a friend said yesterday.
Frank VERELLEN, 64, a long-time pilot from Ridgetown, and his brother-in-law, Leo STRAATMAN of Watford, died in the crash Monday, VERELLEN's friend and co-worker at Zimmer Air Services said last night from Thunder Bay.
The pair were flying a new Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter from Torrance, California., back to Zimmer Air Services' main base in Blenheim when the crash occurred, said Michael KLEYWEGT.
"Frank was one of the best of the best in this industry, as far as his abilities as a pilot and the mentoring he provided to everyone," said KLEYWEGT, adding VERELLEN had worked at Zimmer Air Services for 28 years.
"Everybody loved Frank."
Zimmer has operations in Blenheim and Thunder Bay.
VERELLEN, a father of five, who had bought a property in Ridgetown in anticipation of retirement, spent most of his career as a pilot doing agricultural spraying and shading, KLEYWEGT said.
The seasoned pilot, who logged more than 7,500 hours in helicopters, trained many of Zimmer's up-and-comers and acted as a friendly mentor, he said.
"(Frank) was just a phenomenal guy," said an emotional KLEYWEGT.
"He's very well missed by all the Friends and family he left behind."
The helicopter took off at noon Monday from Torrance and went down at 2: 38 p.m. off Interstate 10 near Blythe, 320 kilometres east of Los Angeles, said Lauren PEDUZZI, a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators moved the aircraft to a Palmdale facility for further inspection.
The family has been told it may be some time before the bodies arrive in Ontario, said Frieda VERELLEN, the pilot's wife.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-31 published
Dad, 2 daughters killed in collision
By Debora VAN BRENK, Daniela SIMUNAC, April KEMICK and Kate DUBINSKI, Free Press Reporters, Wed. May 31, 2006
A London man and his two daughters were killed Monday in a head-on collision so violent police weren't sure at first how many people had died.
John DAUBS, 49, and daughters, Ashley, 15, and Stephanie, 12, died when their car was crushed beneath a flatbed towed by a dump truck on Clarke Road near Kilally Road in the city's northeast.
Police are investigating whether the collision was intentional, mechanical or accidental, London police Const. Amanda PFEFFER said.
"It really is indescribable."
As word of the deaths spread at Clarke Road secondary school, where Ashley was in Grade 9, students there were overwhelmed with grief, said friend Taylor WAREHAM.
"People who knew (Ashley) were really upset and confused," said WAREHAM, who was on the track and field team with the popular student.
"There were so many people crying in the hallways. (Ashley) was such a happy outgoing girl," said Jordan CLAYTON, 15, a friend who laid flowers at the crash scene last night.
Friends described the 15-year-old track star as funny, athletic and outgoing, well-liked by peers.
Her younger sister, Stephanie, who was in Grade 7 at Bonaventure Meadows elementary school, was remembered by those who knew her as a smart, friendly, athletic girl with lots of Friends.
"She was always happy," said Murtaza REZAZADA, in Stephanie's class last year.
Carolyn WEBB, a retired Bonaventure kindergarten teacher who taught both girls and stayed in touch with the family, said the pair were "wonderful, loveable girls."
WEBB said John and his wife Debbie had recently separated, but the family remained tight.
"The parents were so dedicated to those girls -- they did everything for them," WEBB said, wiping her eyes.
"This is so devastating."
John's sister, Diane HALES, said last night the family was shocked to hear of the triple fatality early yesterday.
HALES said John was a "doting" dad who was a regular at the girls' many athletic and musical events.
"(John) was a proud father," she said, adding the two girls were "inseparable."
Those who knew John at the trailer park where he had lived and worked as manager for the last 10 years agreed.
"As a dad, he was always there for them," said Jim ANDREW, owner of the London Terrace trailer park on Dundas Street.
"John was very involved."
Overnight and into yesterday, a blue tarp covered the Chevy Citation, flattened by the dump truck.
Yesterday, about 12 London police officers walked shoulder to shoulder examining the road for evidence.
Another 10 blue-gloved officers scoured the ditches and the road edge, searched for clues that might explain why the northbound car slammed into the southbound truck.
The vehicles -- car, dump truck and a backhoe still secured to the truck's flatbed -- were pulled from the scene, but the road wasn't re-opened until yesterday, allowing police to investigate.
Police have interviewed the truck driver, who suffered minor injuries in the crash.
A dog in the car died yesterday.
Police ask any witnesses: to the crash to call 661-5670.

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KEMICK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-14 published
Woman's last days a mystery
Line THERRIEN left her home two days before her body was found.
By April KEMICK, Free Press Reporter, Fri., July 14, 2006
London police are trying to nail down what happened in the final hours of a Saint Thomas woman's life, after her body was found floating in the Thames River Saturday night.
Line THERRIEN, 36, was last seen alive about midnight last Thursday, walking near her Saint Thomas home, police said.
Two people fishing found her body 48 hours later, in the Thames River near Wellington Street in London.
What happened in the two-day period between the time THERRIEN was last seen alive and the time she was found dead is central to the police investigation, Const. Amanda PFEFFER said yesterday.
"We need to speak with anyone who may have spoken with her in those two days," she said.
"We just don't know."
THERRIEN, whose name and picture police released yesterday hoping someone might have information on her final hours, lived with her partner, Frank, on Mondamin Street near Saint Thomas's downtown strip.
The couple's tidy, powder-blue home, surrounded by a white picket fence and decorated with several potted plants, was quiet yesterday but for the barking of dogs.
A next-door neighbour said the pair had asked him to take care of the dogs Saturday.
Charles HERDMAN said the couple had planned a day trip to Port Dover.
But when HERDMAN talked to Frank, he was told THERRIEN wasn't home yet and he wouldn't need to come over to watch the dogs.
HERDMAN, who described THERRIEN as a "nice woman" who spoke with a French accent, said he couldn't remember the last time he saw her.
Police described her as white, about five-foot-six and 140 pounds, with short blond hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red top and sandals.
Police haven't found the black leather purse THERRIEN is believed to have been carrying when she left her home.
How To Help
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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KEMINK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
HENRY, Mary Ellen " May"
At McCormick Home on Saturday, January 7, 2006, Mary Ellen (May), dear wife of the late Frank HENRY, in her 91st year. Beloved mother of Mary Elaine. Predeceased by her son Ron HENRY. Dear grandmother of Timothy HENRY. Mother-in-law of John KEMINK. Dear sister of Dolores CONCANNON, Alice TREEHUBA and James WALKER (Velma). Predeceased by Gertrude WALKER, Frances O'BRIEN, Anna HEMSWORTH, Catherine O'HAGAN and Richard and John WALKER. Dear sister-in-law of Catherine HENRY, Noreen and Leo HENRY and Bernard HENRY. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews, especially Kevin CONCANNON, who was her second son. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1057 Oxford Street, E., on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening 7 o'clock.

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KEMINK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-03 published
HENRY, Timothy Stephen
Of Elgin Manor, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday June 1, 2006 in his 35th year. Beloved son of Patricia (ELLIS) HENRY of West Lorne and the late Ronald HENRY. Dearly loved nephew of John KEMINK of Bolton, whose devotion and love gave meaning to the last most difficult years of Timothy's life, and to Yvonne and Charles, Peter and Sally, Richard and Patricia and Mary Elaine. Dear cousin of Peter, Sarah, Sophie and Dee. Dear birth brother of Tammy WOODE of London. Timothy was born January 9, 1972 in Toronto, he formerly lived in London and has had the care and compassion of Friends and staff at the Elgin Manor for the past few years for which the family is grateful. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with burial of ashes in the Saint Peter's Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made to the Huntington Society.

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-15 published
MONTEITH, Roy A.
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Roy A. MONTEITH age 87 years, formerly of Uniondale was predeceased by his loving wife Constance (JEFFRIES) MONTEITH (1993.) Dear father of Grant and Deirdre MONTEITH of R.R.#2, Zurich, Dennis and Linda MONTEITH of Hamilton, Ralph and Anne MONTEITH of London. Proud grandfather of Anita, Vincent and Jenni, Geoff, Sean and Tammy, Kevin and Sarah, Steven, Jason and Tanya, Nathan and Kirsten, Greg, Ryan, Jenna and great-grandfather of Brittany, Justin and Julia. Dear brother of Ed MONTEITH of Saint Marys, Dorothy MacDONALD and Oliverne MELDRUM both of Thorndale. Dear brother-in-law of Karen MONTEITH of London and Tonni MONTEITH of Vancouver. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Sharon KEMP, brothers, sisters and their spouses Melbourne MONTEITH, Gordon and Marion MONTEITH, James and Margaret MONTEITH, Mary MONTEITH, Donald MONTEITH, Alfred and Helen HERMAN, Charles FULLER, Harold MacDONALD, Elsie and Ed FITZSIMMONS. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard HRYNIW officiating. Interment will follow in Vinings Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The Doric Corinthian Lodge #569 will hold a service at the funeral home Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
KEMP, Audrey
In loving memory of Audrey who passed away one year ago.
Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the worldly existence we know.
Somewhere a past stretches over the stars, and the rivers of memories flow.
Somewhere a silence is heard far away
And the brightness of day fills the night,
Where the trials of life are resolved into peace
When a soul finds its way to the light.
Mom, we know you are there, but we miss you daily here.
Lynda, Shirley, Nancy, Larry, and families.

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KEMP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-09 published
MURRAY, Edna (KEMP)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 Edna (KEMP) MURRAY age 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Gladstone MURRAY. Loving mother of Christine McDONALD and Bob of Saint Marys. Dear mother-in-law of Sheila MURRAY of Stratford, Wilma MURRAY of Saint Marys, Carol MURRAY of Stratford and a special niece Evy Lou BELL of Burlington. Sadly missed by many grandchildren and their families and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sons Jack, Dave, Jim, Bob and Ted, a brother Ross KEMP and a sister Doris O'HARA. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-18 published
FIELD, Jean Hunter Roy (née WADDELL)
Passed away peacefully on February 8th in her 92nd year. Jean was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 6, 1914 and immigrated to Canada in 1926 with her sister Betty, her mother Agnes and father William. Her husband Harold predeceased Jean. Loving and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Richard FIELD and Julius BORJA of Toronto and Brian and Dorothy FIELD of Gabriolla Island. Her grandchildren and spouses, Christina FIELD and Steve WAGGOTT of Markham and Alexis and Chris KEMP of Ommee, Ontario as well as her great-grandchildren Peter, Aaron, Maxwell and Hunter will sadly miss Jean. Jean worked at Eaton's College Street store as a young woman and married Harold in 1938. She was a keen tennis player throughout her life and enjoyed her summers at Port Cunnington on Lake of Bays. During the fifties it was still the time of the big band sound in Muskoka and a group of Friends would travel by launch to Bigwinn Inn for many Saturday nights filled with dancing and laughter. Jean loved to play bridge and golf with her many Friends at St. Georges Golf and Country Club over a period of thirty years. Jean would smile when telling us about her hole in one at the 6th. In her latter years she was the primary care giver to her husband during his decline and she worked tirelessly to make him comfortable until his passing. The family thanks Rev. Dr. David WINSOR for his many visits to Jean and the staff at Thorncliffe Central Park Lodge for their wonderful care and compassion to Jean during her five years as a resident. At her own request Jean has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway on Sunday August 6th 2006 at 2 p.m.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-16 published
BROWN, Evelyn Irene (née BRACKEN)
At Welland, Ontario on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 in her 92nd year. Cherished wife of the late James Douglas BROWN (1995.) Beloved mother of Douglas BROWN (Gayle) of Coldwater, Mary Ellen FORSYTH (Mr. Justice Fred FORSYTH) of Burlington and Eloise McCALL (Gordon) of Alexandria. Loving grandmother of Doctor Scott FORSYTH (Dr. Rossana ARCEGA), Darren BROWN (Leslie FOLEY), Captain Craig BROWN (fiancée Gina BROHM,) Sean McCALL and Spencer McCALL. Loved great-grandmother of Ben BROWN, Kassandra BROWN and Maia Evelyn FORSYTH. Dear aunt of Carolyn MICCIO (Ed), Jane BRACKEN, Erma BRACKEN, Joe UNDERWOOD, John BRACKEN (Barbara) and David BRACKEN and cousin of Gail Ingrid BROWN, Jimmy BROWN (Dianna,) Linda KEMP (Ian) and Lorna Mary RICHARDSON (Peter.) Also predeceased by parents Reginald and Bella BRACKEN, a brother Norman BRACKEN and sister Helena UNDERWOOD. Visitations on Thursday evening, March 16th from 7-9 p.m. at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland. Reverend Guy SINCLAIR will conduct a memorial service at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Private interment Woodlawn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or the Welland Hospital Foundation would be deeply appreciated by the family.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-05 published
SANDERSON, Margaret Ann (née KEMP)
Passed away at South Lake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at age 49 years. Beloved wife of Steve. Loving mother of Joel (deceased) and Jessica. Dear daughter of Stan and Ethel KEMP of Mississauga and sister of Paula MUNOZ, Jeff KEMP and his wife Christine, and David KEMP and his wife Eileen. Sister-in-law of Karen and her husband Wade BLANCHARD. Also sadly missed by nieces and nephews Philip, Andrea, and Rebecca Matthew, Michael and Stephen; Riley, Jacob and Noah; Kayla and Melissa. Maggie will be sadly missed by all her family, Friends and colleagues. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. from St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga (at Tomken Rd.). Cremation to follow. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-18 published
WADE, William Harper
Passed away peacefully at York Central Hospital after a short illness on Sunday, December 17, 2006 in his 90th year. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Grace June REESOR. Devoted father of Kenneth and his wife Stephanie, Nancy TROUT and her husband Bob and Susan MILLS and her husband Blake. Loving grandfather of Michael, Tricia and Julie WADE, Ken LEWIS and Angela BROWNFIELD, Michael KEMP and Jesse MILLS. Beloved great-grandfather of Owen and Timothy DEKLUYVER, Brooke and Wade BROWNFIELD and Evan LEWIS. Kind, witty, and loving, his positive attitude made him a joy to be around. Family and Friends will sadly miss him. The family extends its thanks to all the caregivers at Delmanor Elgin Mills for their support and caring over the last year. His final days were made pleasant by their constant attention. Friends will be received at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Tuesday, December 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
MEREDITH, Arthur Kemp
Passed away on January 1, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer. Kemp was born in Toronto on November 16, 1924 to the late Paul Roy MEREDITH and Margaret Estelle KEMP. He was raised and lived all of his life in Toronto until 1997, when he and his loving wife, Lise, followed their daughter, Michelle, and her family to Kincardine, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron. There, he was able to enjoy his two greatest loves after his family and Friends - his dog, and the open water. Kemp leaves Lise (née BEAUDIN,) his wife of 51 years; his son, Mark, with daughter-in-law Sharon SUTHERLAND and their children Rowan, Darsey and Cailean Brynn; and his daughter, Michelle, with son-in-law Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR and their children Ryan, Jennifer and Kate. He is survived by his sister, Wendy, and her partner, Harry, and by his sister-in-law, Dianne, and is predeceased by his brother, Paul. His smiles and his humour, constant even in the face of his recent adversity, will be sorely missed by all of his extended family and his many life-long Friends. Many thanks for their kindness and support to Dr. Donna TAILOR/TAYLOR and all the caring staff at Kincardine Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be much appreciated. Kemp's remains were interred at the family plot in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, on January 4 following a brief private gathering. His spirit is on a boat somewhere.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-23 published
KEMP, Timothy " Tim" Joseph
Suddenly on February 27, 2006, at Los Angeles, California, in his 38th year. Survived by his wife Shannon and two step-daughters, Allison and Kelly, all of Los Angeles. Beloved son of Ormond and Patricia KEMP of Peterborough, Ontario and sorely missed by his brother John and wife Teresa of Toronto and his brother Christopher and wife Alexis of Omemee, Ontario; his nephews Aaron, Peter, Maxwell, and Hunter also of Omemee; his uncles Dick CUMMINGS and wife Sue; Gerry CUMMINGS and wife Suzanne; and his aunt Donna GAYE and husband Douglas WALLER, all of Sarnia, Ontario. Also missed by cousins Scott WALLER, Shelley WALLER, Anne (Mrs. Scott BLUNT), Cindy (Mrs. Tom MIRVICH), Cheryl (Mrs. Paul KING), Gloria (Mrs. Ron SZABO), Kim CUMMINGS, David CUMMINGS, Jean-Paul CUMMINGS, Denise CUMMINGS, and Michelle CUMMINGS (Ms. Rob WILBY). A Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated at The Cathedral of St. Peter-In-Chains in Peterborough, Ontario at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2006. For further details and directions email apkoak@sympatico.ca In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Tim's memory to The Centre For Addiction and Mental Health www.camh.net or The Hospital for Sick Children www.sickkidsfoundation.com

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
SMOOK, Anne (née STANUTZ)
Of Palmerston, passed away peacefully at Palmerston and District Hospital on Friday, April 21, 2006, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of William SMOOK for 60 years. Cherished mother of Barbara FOSTER of Palmerston, Patricia and Edward LABA of Mississauga, Dennis and Sandra SMOOK of Pickering, Gregory SMOOK and Sharon DOOKS of Virginia and Nicholas and Kathy SMOOK of Toronto. Loved Grammy of Krista and her husband Mike KEMP of Waterloo, Jonathon FOSTER and his wife Christie of Palmerston and Andrew FOSTER of Palmerston; Meghan SMOOK and Iain SMOOK; Cameron SMOOK and Natasha SMOOK; and Alec SMOOK and Sarah SMOOK. Loving Great-Grandma of Connor, Lilly and Erica. Visitation at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Thursday evening, April 27, 2006 from 6: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, Drayton on Friday morning, April 28, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Palmerston Cemetery. Parish prayers will be recited in the Funeral Home on Thursday evening at 8: 30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family.

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KEMP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
KEMP, George
Peacefully at Saint Michael's Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy. Father of Robert and Randy. A private family service has been held.

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KEMPFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-10 published
KEMPFF, Doctor Johan " John" Gerard
Of Peterborough passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife by his side at age 82 on Friday, June 9, 2006 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved husband and best friend of Anna KEMPFF, dear father of John Jr. (1959-1990,) Alice and her partner Wayne of Vancouver, and George and his wife Heather of Burlington. Dear and beloved Opa of Morgan and Jordan KEMPFF. Born in Arnhem, The Netherlands, on December 24, 1923, John entered medicine when the University of Groningen re-opened after the war in 1945. Upon graduation in 1952, John immigrated to Canada and interned at the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia receiving his Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada in 1953. John interned in radiology at Saint Michael's and Toronto General Hospitals from 1054-1957. During this time he worked as a Registrar in Radiology at The University College Hospital, London, England. John returned to Canada and graduated as a Doctor of Medical Radiology. He then joined the staff at Saint Michael's Hospital and in 1961 accepted a position as a clinical teacher. In 1963 John moved his young family to Peterborough, Ontario where he was appointed Chief of the Radiology Department at the Peterborough Civic Hospital. John successfully built the department keeping pace with the growth of the community, adding new services that came with the advances in medical technology, attracting radiologists and beginning a training school for radiology technicians. He was also active on many hospital boards and committees and served as President of the Peterborough County Medical Society in 1970. After twenty years John entered semi-retirement in 1983 balancing his time by traveling with his wife, Anna, and continuing to work part time in Peterborough, Whitby, Port Hope and other Ontario communities as well as Charlottetown, P.E.I.. In 1993, the Ontario Medical Association granted John the prestigious Glenn Sawyer Award for recognition of service to the profession and community. John, as an active member of Trinity United Church, served as an elder for many years. In his later years, John fully retired from his passion for medicine to spend time with his family and grandchildren at the cottage. There John would spend his summers in his favorite spot by the lake enjoying fresh air while reading a book. John will be missed by many dear Friends and relatives throughout Canada, United States and the Netherlands. A Memorial Service to celebrate John's life will be held at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Department of Radiology at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). Arrangements by the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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KEMPLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-03 published
KEMPLING, Beatrice M.
Gently at University Hospital, London on Friday, June 30th, 2006, Beatrice M. KEMPLING of London. Beloved wife of 66 years of the late Frank KEMPLING. Dear mother of Sue STRASSER, and her husband Werner, and Chris KEMPLING and his wife Shelley. Loving grandmother of Christopher, Michael, David, Jennifer and Andrew. Great-grandmother of Ashley. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North on Friday, July 7th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Books for Every Child, c/o London Public Library or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Beatrice.

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KEMPSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
KEMPSTON, Gertrude (formerly INMAN, ELLISON, née SMART)
86, of Mitchell passed away at the Exeter Villa on Saturday, November 4, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Guy INMAN (1942,) Oscar ELLISON (1968) and Don KEMPSTON (1976.) Dear mother of Doug Ellison and wife Cathy of Grand Bend, Bob ELLISON of Yellowknife and Don ELLISON and wife Darlene of Exeter; loving grandmother of Michelle (Eric) STANGER, Marcia (Howie) OUTERBRIDGE, Jenny ELLISON, Dan ELLISON, Sean ELLISON and Meaghan ELLISON; loving great-grandmother of Beckett STANGER; dear sister of Arlene (John) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART; dear sister-in-law of Doreen SMART. Lovingly remembered by her good friend Derek WHITEHEAD, the KEMPSTON and ELLISON families and Michelle, Lisa and Katey HAKVOORT. Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Len and Ruth (WILSON) SMART and brother Donald SMART. Gert was born in Paynton, Saskatchewan and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War 2. She moved to Mitchell in 1952 where she was a Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Trinity Anglican Church and the Mitchell Golf and Country Club. Gert will be remembered for her zest for life, great sense of humour and love of sports. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1: 00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. Susan MALPUS officiating. Interment in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Trinity Anglican Church or Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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KEMPTHORNE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-18 published
KEMPTHORNE, Gerald Ross
Peacefully, in Napanee on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, Gerald Ross KEMPTHORNE of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Doris (DAVIDSON) KEMPTHORNE and the late Eileen (Brady) KEMPTHORNE. Dear father of Patricia BOX (Hugh) of Napanee. Loving grandfather of Angela HICKS (James) and Heather BOX (Lee DILLON) all of Napanee, David BOX (Teresa) of Pickering and special great-grandfather of Maggie, Samantha and Emma. Best friend of Clara SABEAN of London and sadly missed by her children Stephen, Carrie, Carol, Cindy and their families. Dear brother of Mary VAN DALE of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Gerry will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A long time volunteer, Gerry received a Hutton House life membership in 1982, and award in 1996 for 15 years of service with the Canadian Cancer Society, and a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement from the Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex. Gerry was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Riverview and was elected a Mel Osborne Fellow in 1998. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on May 6th, 2006 in Napanee. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, May 20th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. with the Very Reverend Terry DANCE of Saint Paul's Cathedral officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London Ontario, N6C 2R6.

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KEMSLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-23 published
BARKER, James " Jim" Archie (1942-2006)
Died peacefully at the Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Jim worked for the City of Sarnia for 30 years in the Human Resources department and as the Director of Human Resources, retiring in 1993 to become a devoted full-time Dad to his Son, Kurtis. Jim was an avid fisherman, hunter and boater, but was most passionate about all sports, actively participating when he was younger and as an observer in later years. A loyal Sting fan, Jim seldom missed a game at the SSEC, nor an out of town game on Cogeco. Jim was a proud dad and enjoyed to the fullest any sport or game Kurtis was involved in. Jim was thrilled to see the Northern Senior Vikings Football team win in the Lambton Secondary Schools Athletic Association Championship and will be watching Saturday's game. Jim will be mourned by his wife, Ann TUPLIN; sons, John SILVESTRI (Nora) and Kurtis BARKER; mother, Evelyn KEMSLEY; grandchildren, Calvin, SheaLynn and Alyssa SILVESTRI sister, Gloria BARKER; mother-in-law, Norma PIGGOTT; sister-in-law Lynn PIGGOTT (Judy) and brother-in-law, Jim PIGGOTT (Shrie,) and several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by father Jim BARKER (1951,) step-father John KEMSLEY (1997,) niece Jamilyn PIGGOTT (2000) and father-in-law Rae PIGGOTT (2006) (Joyce.) A memorial service will be held at Blackwell United Church, 1825 Blackwell Road, Sarnia at 11: 00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2006. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Brain Tumour Foundation, Bluewater Health Foundation or charity of choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario (519) 542-5541.

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