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KRIBS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
KRIBS, Kenneth Webster
93, formerly of Concorde Place, Toronto, died peacefully at Royal Terrace in Palmerston, Ontario on January 23, 2006. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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KRICKHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
KRICKHAN, Muriel Eileen
At University Hospital London on Sunday September 10, 2006, Muriel Eileen KRICKHAN of London in her 83rd year. Dear mother of Martin and his wife Monique of London and Sonja KRICKHAN of British Columbia. Dear grandmother of Janine, Derek, and Miranda. Dear sister of Mary and Owen. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday September 19, 2006 at Saint Martin's Anglican Church, 1320 Wilton Avenue London commencing at 2 p.m. with Father David NORTON officiating. Forest City Cremation Service 519-675-0772.

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KRICKHAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-16 published
KRICKHAN, Muriel Eileen
At University Hospital London on Sunday September 10, 2006, Muriel Eileen KRICKHAN of London in her 83rd year. Dear mother of Martin and his wife Monique of London and Sonja KRICKHAN of British Columbia. Dear grandmother of Janine, Derek, and Miranda. Dear sister of Mary and Owen. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday September 19, 2006 at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, 1320 Wilton Avenue, London commencing at 2 p.m. with Father David NORTON officiating. Forest City Cremation Service 519-675-0772.

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KRICORISSIAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-16 published
KRICORISSIAN, Seta (née BAZBAZYAN)
Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, on Thursday, August 31, 2006 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Peter KRICORISSIAN. Dear mother of Gregg KRICORISSIAN and his wife Donna of Ottawa and Linda KRICORISSIAN and her husband James PERRY of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Julie, Alex and Andrew. Seta was a dedicated volunteer at Victoria Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Orchestra London, Saint Paul's Cathedral, and the Red Cross. She was a caring, creative, and talented lady who lived life to the fullest. Special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital. Friends may call during the hour preceding the memorial service which will be conducted on Saturday, September 23 at 11: 00 a.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond. Memorial contributions to Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care c/o Saint_Joseph's Health Care Foundation, or to Orchestra London would be gratefully acknowledged.

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KRIEGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
DEANE, Kenneth "tex"
The family of the late Kenneth "Tex" DEANE expresses their heartfelt gratitude for the support received since the passing of their beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin. To our extended family, Dave, Wendy, Devon and Dustin STRICKLER, Geoff, Cathee, Thomas and Kim EDWARDS, Rob, Debb, Brittany and Robbie CANN, LaRae and Randy KRIEGER, Austin and Joanne, Bob SCHWEYER and Vicky, Derek WOOD, Cam COOPER, Brad TRAVES, Kieran O'HALLORAN, piper extraordinaire Jim IRVINE, Brian HAYMAN, Dave HILL and the "Hayman weekend" crew, thank you for putting together the send off that he so deserved. We could not have endured the last month without you and understand all too well how difficult it was for you. To the members of the tactical rescue unit and Emergency Response Unit teams, thank you for preparing enough food for a small army. Special thanks to the Victory Branch Legion #317 especially Frank and Belinda and to the army cadets who directed the parking. Your kindness to the family of a fallen member will never be forgotten. We cannot adequately express our gratitude to Heidi and Paul of the Smith Leroy Funeral Home in Woodstock for our treasured Memory Book and memorial cards. Thank you, Chaplain MOCKLER for your inspiring words. We can never thank John MAITLAND enough for the moving tribute print that he has prepared and his effort in designing the website www.remembertex.com. We sincerely appreciate all of the contributions to the Ken Deane Memorial Fund, the "Roar for the Floor" Wall of Recognition at www.southalumni.ca and the London Regional Cancer Program. The unconditional support of our extended family when others have attempted to dictate otherwise will never be forgotten. We may have lost a brother, however we are part of a much larger brotherhood for which we will be eternally grateful. Stay safe! Catherine Deane and family

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KRIEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
ISENBERG, Morris
On Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Etobicoke General Hospital. Morris ISENBERG, loving partner of Pola FOX and beloved husband of the late Eileen ISENBERG. Loving father and father-in-law of Marsha and Sandy MEYERS, Paula and Doctor Jonathan EISENSTAT, and the late Sharon ISENBERG. Devoted grandfather of Tori, and Ella. Dear nephew of Hinda KRIEGER. A Holocaust Survivor; a selfless man of honor and integrity; a man deeply loved by everyone who knew him. Known to all as "Moishe" of Bathurst Manor Service Centre for 33 years. We will miss you more than you could ever imagine. Our hearts are broken. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 593 Spadina Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Reena Foundation, 905-763-8254 or Holocaust Memorial Fund, 416-635-2883.

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KRIEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-12 published
SOUSSANIDIS, Irene (née MITSAKOS)
On February 11th, 2006, Irene SOUSSANIDIS (née MITSAKOS) passed on to eternity. She is deeply mourned by her loving husband George, her children Steve SANDS and Polytimi CHRISTOU, Steve's wife Effie, Polytimi's husband Steve, her grandchildren Renee, Chris, Maria and Kostaki, her sisters Angela and Matoula, and her countless nieces, nephews and good Friends. Visitation will be held at The Pine Hills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre (625 Birchmount Rd., North of St. Clair, 416-267-8229) on Sunday, February 12th, 2006 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday February 13th, 2006 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service to be held at Saint John's Greek Orthodox Church (1385 Warden Ave.) on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery with reception to be held at The Pine Hills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Scarborough General Hospital (Oncology Dept..) Sincere thanks to Dr. KRIEGER and staff at Scarborough General Hospital Oncology Dept.

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KRIEGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
ISENBERG, Morris
On Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Etobicoke General Hospital. Morris ISENBERG, loving partner of Pola FOX and beloved husband of the late Eileen ISENBERG. Loving father and father-in-law of Marsha and Sandy MEYERS, Paula and Doctor Jonathan EISENSTAT, and the late Sharon ISENBERG. Devoted grandfather of Tori, and Ella. Dear nephew of Hinda KRIEGER. A Holocaust Survivor; a selfless man of honour and integrity; a man deeply loved by everyone who knew him. Known to all as "Moishe" of Bathurst Manor Service Centre for 33 years. We will miss you more than you could ever imagine. Our hearts are broken. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 593 Spadina Road. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Reena Foundation, 905-763-8254 or Holocaust Memorial Fund, 416-635-2883.

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KRIESE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-15 published
HARRIS, Johanna "Jo" Helene
On Wednesday, December 13, 2006 surrounded by her family at London Health Science Centre, Victoria Campus. Johanna "Jo" Hélène HARRIS after a short illness in her 74th year. Wife of the late George HARRIS (2001.) Dear mother of Marion KRIESE, Werner KRIESE and his wife Lois and Danny BONNEVILLE and his wife Barb. Cherished grandmother of Martin, Shane, Cheryl, Jeff, Jeremy and Tyler. Great-grandmother of Ray, Michael, Jesse, David and Chelsea. Jo will be sadly missed by her sisters Frieda FINK and Emmy CATT. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and Friends will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 8 Warbler Heights, Saint Thomas. Expressions of sympathy or donations (Canadian Cancer Society) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com

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KRIESE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
KRIESE, Erna Elizabeth
Peacefully at home on Monday, February 27th, 2006 at age 72. Loving wife of Karl-Ernst. Dear mother of Karl-Ernst Jr. and Christa BAZIA and her husband Larry. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Katerina, Jeremy and Tatiana and her many relatives here and in Germany. Friends will be received at the Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2379 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke on Friday, March 3rd from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Burial at Glenview Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com.

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KRIKKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-23 published
MEINEN, Ubbo A. " Scott"
At his appointed time, the Lord called home Ubbo A. "Scott" MEINEN of London, who passed away at his residence on Sunday, January 22, 2006, in his 52nd year. Dear son of Kina MEINEN and the late Ytsen MEINEN. Beloved husband of Marian (KRIKKE) MEINEN. Dear father of Jonathan, James and his wife Kim, and Gregory MEINEN all of London, Daniel of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, and Matthew and Benjamin MEINEN both at home. Dear brother of Albert MEINEN and his wife Tammy of London and Siska DELEEUW and her husband Arnold of Edmonton. Also loved by his granddaughter Mckenna. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (433-5184). The funeral service will be held at Pilgrim Canadian Reformed Church, 465 Horton Street, London on Wednesday, January 25th at 1 p.m. with Reverend Richard POT officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Convenant Christian School, 3046 White Oak Road, London N6E 1L8. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca "I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and earth" (Psalm 121)

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KRISAINT_D o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
KRIST, Fiona (née TERRY)
(A.Y.S.P. Social Worker and avid hockey mom and volunteer)
Peacefully at Brampton Hospital, on Thursday January 26, 2006, at the age of 48, following a valiant battle with cancer. Loving wife of Chris and proud and loving mother of Will (Laura), Eric (Deanna) and Jevone. Beloved daughter of Clarice and the late Dennis TERRY and daughter-in-law of Pieter KRISAINT_Dear sister of Paul (Lynn) KNIPE and Zoe (Chris) MULHALL, Christopher TERRY, Lauren (John) HELE and Estelle (Brian) ANNIS and their families. Sadly missed by brothers-in-law Ron and Peter KRIST, relatives and Friends in Canada and abroad. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd. at Vodden Street, Brampton, followed by interment at Brampton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to fiona.krist@wardfh.com

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KRISCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-23 published
VLACH, Alexander Karel
In the words of Alex, Cancer sucks! Alexander Karel VLACH passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2006 and was reunited in Heaven with his mother Jean TAILOR/TAYLOR, his 2 grandfathers Karel VLACH, Robert TAILOR/TAYLOR, his uncles Bob TAILOR/TAYLOR and Alam FARGHALY. Alex's spirit, love, laughter courage and zest for life will forever remain an integral part of so many families including Karel, Jennifer and Lara VLACH, Mike, Sherry, Allen, Michelle and Mark LUKAS, Peter and Lili RECHNITZER, Bea TAILOR/TAYLOR and George MacKIE, Al KRISCHE. Alex is loved by all his aunts, uncles and their children; Eric and Tiana VLACH, Michael and Holli VLACH, Munca FARGHALY, Hani FARGHALY, Barbara and Ron MARTIN, Casper and Anna KOEVOETS, Jim and Wendy TAILOR/TAYLOR, Deb TAILOR/TAYLOR, Chuck TAILOR/TAYLOR, Kelly and David KEITH, Mike and Liz KRISCHE, and John KRISCHE. Alex will forever remain in the heart of his girlfriend Sarah TEW and his best friend Lee GONEAU. Alex was inspired, motivated and supported by; Central High School, all the students and teachers, especially John VOUVALIDIS, Phil HARRIS, Martine Bracey HOFFMAN and Sharon Young KIPP. Thank you for celebrating Alex's achievements by awarding him the Ernie McTavish award and later developing the Alex Vlach award, The Make a Wish Foundation, Lori QUICK who is so wonderful and made Alex feel super special, Camp Trillium for allowing Alex to use his life experiences for the good of other children and their families, Pediatric Medical Day Unit, Doctor Michael LEAKER, Barb DAGELMAN, Cathy WILSON, Todd WHARTON and Danielle CAUTIDELLA. Your smiling faces and unwavering support gave Alex strength and vitality. Special thanks go to Victorian Order of Nurses, especially Joy REUBEN whose dedication and kindness to Alex was simply wonderful. Thank you Doctor Gil SCHREIER and all the nurses in palliative care, 6th floor, Victoria Hospital. Who says you cannot depend on the kindness of strangers You are all exceptional people. Please join us at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Monday, April 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. At Alex's request, please perk up your black with colour, colour, colour. The funeral service will be held at New Hope Community Church, 4009 Colonel Talbot Road, Lambeth on Tuesday, April 25th at 2 o'clock. Luke 6: 21 Blessed are you who weep now for you will laugh. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Make a Wish Foundation.

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KRISCIUNAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-20 published
GREIBUS, Kenneth John
Passed away suddenly at his residence in Toronto on March 16th, 2006 in his 63rd year. son of the late Alfons and Janina (nee NAVICSKAS) GREIBUS. He leaves to mourn his brother Ben and sister-in-law Nancy (née KRISCIUNAS,) nephew Gary GREIBUS, niece Lori GREIBUS and her husband Karl SCHMOETZER, grand-nephew Karl Adam SCHMOETZER and many close Friends, colleagues and associates. Friends are invited to call at York Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd. (west of Yonge Street, north of Sheppard Ave., 416-221-3404), on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment of ashes and Committal Service will be held in Montréal at the Notre Dame Des Neiges Cemetery Chapel at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's memory may be made to: Giant Steps Foundation of Montréal, 11 Hillside Street, Westmount, Montréal, Quebec, H3Z 1V8, tel. 514-935-1911.

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KRISHNA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-13 published
THODY, Kelly Victor Maurice
A tragic canoeing accident in Vancouver, British Columbia claimed the life of Kelly Victor Maurice THODY in his 29th year. formerly of Vienna, Ontario. Beloved son of Cliff and Joanne THODY of Iona. Dear friend of Renuka KRISHNA of Vancouver, British Columbia. Dear brother of Tammy ENGELHARDT and her husband Chris of Saint Thomas, Michelle McCULLOUGH and her husband Garth of Onaway, Alberta, Les THODY of London, and stepbrother of Robert McGUFFIN and his wife Loretta of London and Michael McGUFFIN and his wife Rosanna of Saint Thomas, dear uncle to nephews Koleman WARRINER, Dylan McCULLOUGH and Christopher McGUFFIN. Loving grand_son of Dorthy THODY of Kamoka predeceased by his grandfather Alton THODY and stepbrother Richard McGUFFIN. Also loved by many aunt and uncles of Komoka and London area. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 2: 30 at Wesley Knots United Church, 91 Askin street London, Ontario with Reverend Thomas HISCOCK officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the charty of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A. Milliard George Funeral Home (433-5184) entrusted with arrangements.

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KRISPANIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
KRISPANIS, Dimitrios
Peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, April 9, 2006. Beloved husband of Spiridoula for 53 years. Loving father of John and his wife Bonnie, and Maria and her husband Louis DI CINTIO. Devoted Papou of Julie, Michael, Nicole, Sarah, Michelle, and Alexandra. Dimitrios will be sorely missed by his many other relatives and Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 1785 Matheson Blvd. E., Mississauga, on Wednesday, April 12th at 10 a.m. Interment Saint John's Dixie Cemetery.

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KRISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-02 published
EVANS GELENTSOFF, Metody " Ted"
(October 30, 1913-January 30, 2006)
(Proprietor of Ted's Restaurant and Graydon Hall Tuck Shop)
Born in Zagorichani, Macedonia and came to Toronto at 8 years of age. Devoted husband for 60 years to the late Victoria ANASTASOFF. Caring father of John EVANS (Alexandra MUNOZ), Dena NICOLOFF (James) and Gina EVANS. Proud Dedo of Nicholas, Ivan, Stefan, Lina and Lily. son of the late Ivan and Dinka GELENTSOFF. Loved brother of the late Louie GELENTSO, the late Tana (George) STERIOFF and Evangeline (the late Tom) POPOFSKY. Dear friend to sisters-in-law Stoina GELENTSO, the late Mary (Jim) PAVLOFF, Sadie (the late Chris) LOUIS, Sonna KRISS (Bill) and Kouma Zorka (the late Paul) BASSIL. He will be missed by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and Friends. "Carry On" was his advice in all situations. Friends will be received at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough, 416-267-8229, (north of St. Clair) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2006. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday. Friends are welcome to gather 1 hour prior. Interment and Reception to follow at Pine Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

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KRIST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-17 published
HALL, Wilfred Newman " Will"
On Thursday 16 November 2006 at his residence in Kitchener in his 99th year. Wilf, beloved husband of Aileen (née FARLEY.) Loving father of Susan WHELAN (Robert), Janet HUNT (Bill), Brian PARKINSON (Louanne), Tom DYKE (Beth), Liz KRIST (Don) the late Dana BREWSTER (John BREWSTER) and the late Karen PARKINSON. Also loved by his many grandchildren and his many great-grandchildren. Mr. HALL became a Chemical Engineer after graduating from University of British Columbia. He later became President of Domtar Canada, in Montreal. Friends will be received at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South (at Westmount Road), Kitchener 519-743-8900 from 2-4 and 7-9 Friday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Saturday morning at 11: 00. Interment in Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by his family. Condolences and tributes may be placed on line at www.mem.com

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KRIST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
KRIST, Fiona (née TERRY)
(A.Y.S.P. Social Worker and avid hockey mom and volunteer)
Peacefully at Brampton Hospital, on Thursday January 26, 2006, at the age of 48, following a valiant battle with cancer. Loving wife of Chris and proud and loving mother of Will (Laura), Eric (Deanna) and Jevone. Beloved daughter of Clarice and the late Dennis TERRY and daughter-in-law of Pieter KRISAINT_Dear sister of Paul (Lynn) KNIPE and Zoe (Chris) MULHALL, Christopher TERRY, Lauren (John) HELE and Estelle (Brian) ANNIS and their families. Sadly missed by brothers-in-law Ron and Peter KRIST, relatives and Friends in Canada and abroad. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd. at Vodden Street, Brampton, followed by interment at Brampton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to fiona.krist@wardfh.com

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KRISTANOVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
CHULI, Anna (née KRISTANOVA- EPERJESI)
Suddenly and peacefully, on Wednesday February 8th, 2006 at William Osler Health Centre - Peel Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Michael CHULI (January 30th, 2003.) Loving mother of Marian EIBBITT and her husband Ken and Gloria BURNS and her husband Wayne. Cherished and loved "grandma" of Christa and Sean BURNS. Survived by her dear brother Stefan and his wife Ann and their children Jan, Zuzana and Petra, and sister Ruzena OROS and her husband Ladislav and their children Diana KLEIN and her son Jonathan; Richard OROS and his wife Ivanka and their daughter Elenka; and Maria NAGY and her children Ladislav and Imrich, and niece Vierka and nephew Miroslav, and predeceased by her brother Milan EPERJESI. Friends may call on Tuesday February 14th, from 1-9 p.m. (Prayers at 7: 30 p.m.) at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Catholic Cathedral of Transfiguration, (10350 Woodbine Avenue), on Wednesday February 15th, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church Building Fund, 5255 Thornwood Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 3J3, 905-712-1200, Eparchy Sts. Cyril & Methodius, 10350 Woodbine Avenue Markham, Ontario, L6C 1H9, 905-737-2797, or to the William Osler Health Centre Foundation - Peel Memorial Hospital Brampton, 20 Lynch Street, Brampton, Ontario, L6W 2Z8, 905-796-4018. Condolences - www.rskane.ca Anna's kindness, generosity, Friendships and enthusiasm in life was only surpassed by the love she held for her beloved Mike.

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KRISTENSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
PIOTROWSKI, Zofia (née WOZNIAK)
(December 28, 1931-February 8, 2006)
Tribute to Zofia (née WOZNIAK) PIOTROWSKI. It is with great sadness and sorrow, that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Zofia (née Wozniak) PIOTROWSKI on February 8, 2006. She died peacefully in her sleep at home, with her husband by her side. Zofia was born in Wasylow, Poland, and came to Canada with her husband and two children in 1964. Leaving to mourn her death, and also to join in her celebration of 'Going Home' to God, are her loving husband Antoni, daughter Teresa (Klaus) KRISTENSEN of Blind Bay, British Columbia and their children Joshua and Jonah; son Adam (Karen) PIOTROWSKI of Saint Thomas, Ontario, and their children Isaac and Oliver; her sister Anna of Surrey, British Columbia and her daughters Elizabeth (Joseph) DAHABIEH of Lion's Bay, British Columbia and their son Matthew; and Lucy (Ted) LUKASIEWICZ of Winnipeg, Manitoba and their daughters Jennifer and Jessica sisters-in-law Marysia (Tony) WASZCZUK of Scarborough, Ontario and their children Danusia and Richard; Tekla NOWAK of Tarnoszyn, Poland and her children Jania, Zosia, Tadziu and their families her brother-in-law Kazimierz (Jadwiga) PIOTROWSKI of Tarnoszyn, Poland, and their children Kaziu, Bernadzia and their families her cousins Tekla CYBRUCH of Warsaw, Poland, Antoni (Leonora) CYBRUCH of Tarnoszyn, Poland and their families; her Godchildren, Tadziu NOWAK and Kazimierz PIOTROWSKI of Poland, and Marysia DI DOMENICO of Maple, Ontario; her many, other loving extended family and Friends in Canada and Poland. We would like to honour our Mama recounting her life. During World War 2, at the age of 12, Zofia was orphaned along with her sister Anna, "Malunia Siostra; whom she loved so dearly; after many years of separation, they were reunited and shared a deep sisterly love and respect for one another. From the early love she received from her family, and the life traumas she experienced, Mama learned and taught us to treasure what was most important in life: family. To the very end, she declared her love to all of us, but especially to her precious grandchildren, Joshua, Jonah, (who gave her a surprise visit last summer), Isaac, and Oliver whose constant visits she looked forward to, so very much. Mama never forgot those who showed her kindness and compassion: she taught us gratitude. She had a golden heart of generosity: she showered so many with gifts of all kinds; we often wondered if she had a hidden well. Mama constantly challenged us to strive for better in all aspects of life, thus leaving us with a legacy of high standards, dignity, respect, love and forgiveness. Mama was a very strong woman who was determined to live her life as she chose to do so, and passed that kind of determination to us: to believe in ourselves and make use of the gifts bestowed upon us by God. She was very proud of the accomplishments of all her family and Friends, as she could always appreciate 'hard work', and enjoyed recounting it. Mama faced so many challenges in her life, including her illness in the past five years, but always fought it so valiantly. As Mama sensed her journey of love on earth was almost complete, she expressed her feelings so joyfully to us, and then asked for prayers that it end soon, as the pain became unbearable. Well, Mama, God answered your prayers: You Are Home, with God, and your loved ones. "How natural it is that I should feel as I do about you, for you have a very special place in my heart." Philippians 1: 7. That is how Zofia felt about those she loved, and that's how we feel about Zofia. Mama, we love you, we honour you. We embrace your presence in our hearts and lives. We accept, with gratitude, your love. Till we meet again… "Dobranoc Babcia…" There will be a private family funeral at a future date. At Zofia's request, no flowers please but donations can be made to the Holy Angel's restoration. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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KRISTOF o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-17 published
KOCSIS, Charles
Peacefully, at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Charles KOCSIS of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville, in his 91st year. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and they were one of the first parish families at St. Ladislaus R.C. Church, Courtland. Charles grew tobacco retiring after 23 years. He was a member of the Delhi District Hungarian House and an avid bowler for over 40 years with the Tillsonburg Men's Bowling League. Beloved husband for 65 years of Julianna (DOBOS) KOCSIS. Much loved father and father-in-law of Geza KOCSIS, Southampton, Helen and John KRISTOF, Port Dover and Charles KOCSIS and his partner Barbara ARMSTRONG, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of John and Michelle KRISTOF, James and Mark KOLENC, Sandra MONGER and Heather KOCSIS, also three great-grandchildren, Ondreah, Luke and Ashton. Survived by a brother Bela KOCSIS, Tillsonburg and by a sister-in-law Irene KOCSIS of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by his parents Steve KOCSIS and the former Maria JAVOR and by two sisters Helen ZUBRICZKI and Mary MARIASI and by three brothers, Louis, Steven and Julius. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, until 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, thence to St. Ladislaus R.C. Church, Courtland, for a Mass of a Christian Burial at 2 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Ferenc MAK. Interment in St. Ladislaus R.C. Cemetery. Donations (payable by cheque) to St. Ladislaus R.C. Church, Canadian Cancer Society (for Research) or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Parish Prayers Friday at 7 p.m. Visitation Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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KRISTOF o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-18 published
KOCSIS, Charles
Peacefully, at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Charles KOCSIS of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville, in his 91st year. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and they were one of the first parish families at St. Ladislaus R.C. Church, Courtland. Charles grew tobacco retiring after 23 years. He was a member of the Delhi District Hungarian House and an avid bowler for over 40 years with the Tillsonburg Men's Bowling League. Beloved husband for 65 years of Julianna (DOBOS) KOCSIS. Much loved father and father-in-law of Geza KOCSIS, Southampton, Helen and John KRISTOF, Port Dover and Charles KOCSIS and his partner Barbara ARMSTRONG, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of John and Michelle KRISTOF, James and Melanie KRISTOF, Deborah and Mark KOLENC, Sandra MONGER and Heather KOCSIS also three great-grandchildren, Ondreah, Luke and Ashton. Survived by a brother Bela KOCSIS, Tillsonburg and by a sister-in-law Irene KOCSIS of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by his parents Steve KOCSIS and the former Maria JAVOR and by two sisters Helen ZUBRICZKI and Mary MARIASI and by three brothers, Louis, Steven and Julius. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, until 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, thence to St. Ladislaus R.C. Church, Courtland, for a Mass of a Christian Burial at 2 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Ferenc MAK. Interment in St. Ladislaus R.C. Cemetery. Donations (payable by cheque) to St. Ladislaus R.C. Church, Canadian Cancer Society (for Research) or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Parish Prayers Friday at 7 p.m. Visitation Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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KRISTOF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-17 published
KOCSIS, Charles
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Charles KOCSIS of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville, in his 91st year. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and they were one of the first parish families at St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Courtland. Charles grew tobacco retiring after 23 years. He was a member of the Delhi District Hungarian House and an avid bowler for over 40 years with the Tillsonburg Men's Bowling League. Beloved husband of 65 years of Julianna (DOBOS) KOCSIS. Much loved father and father-in-law of: Geza KOCSIS, Southampton, Helen and John KRISTOF, Port Dover and Charles KOCSIS and his partner Barbara ARMSTRONG, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of: John and Michelle KRISTOF, James and Mark KOLENC, Sandra MONGER and Heather KOCSIS, also three great-grandchildren, Ondreah, Luke and Ashton. Survived by a brother Bela KOCSIS, Tillsonburg and by a sister-in-law Irene KOCSIS of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by his parents Steve KOCSIS and the former Maria JAVOR and by two sisters Helen ZUBRICZKI and Mary MARIASI and by three brothers, Louis, Steven and Julius. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, until 1: 00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, thence to St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Courtland, for Mass of a Christian Burial at 2: 00 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Ferenc MAK. Interment in St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations (payable by cheque) to St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Canadian Cancer Society (For Research) or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Parish Prayers Friday at 7: 00 p.m. Visitations Friday 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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KRISTOF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-18 published
KOCSIS, Charles
Peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Charles KOCSIS of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville, in his 91st year. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and they were one of the first parish families at St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Courtland. Charles grew tobacco retiring after 23 years. He was a member of the Delhi District Hungarian House and an avid bowler for over 40 years with the Tillsonburg Men's Bowling League. Beloved husband of 65 years of Julianna (DOBOS) KOCSIS. Much loved father and father-in-law of: Geza KOCSIS, Southampton, Helen and John KRISTOF, Port Dover and Charles KOCSIS and his partner Barbara ARMSTRONG, Tillsonburg. Proud grandfather of: John and Michelle KRISTOF, James and Melanie KRISTOF, Deborah and Mark KOLENC, Sandra MONGER and Heather KOCSIS, also three great-grandchildren, Ondreah, Luke and Ashton. Survived by a brother Bela KOCSIS, Tillsonburg and by a sister-in-law Irene KOCSIS of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by his parents Steve KOCSIS and the former Maria JAVOR and by two sisters Helen ZUBRICZKI and Mary MARIASI and by three brothers, Louis, Steven and Julius. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, until 1: 00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, thence to St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Courtland, for Mass of a Christian Burial at 2: 00 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Ferenc MAK. Interment in St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations (payable by cheque) to St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Canadian Cancer Society (For Research) or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Parish Prayers Friday at 7: 00 p.m. Visitations Friday 2:00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m.

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KRISTOF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-18 published
KOCSIS, Julianna (née DOBOS)
Passed away peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, December 17th, 2006, Julianna (DOBOS) KOCSIS of Tillsonburg, formerly of Straffordville, at the age of 84 years. Born January 12, 1922, Jablonov, Slovenskó daughter of the late Jozef DOBOS and the late former Julianna (JAVOR) DOBOS. Charles and Julianna emigrated to Canada in 1948 and they were one of the very first parish families at the St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Courtland. Together they grew tobacco near Straffordville for 23 years until their retirement. Julianna was a dedicated member of the St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church and Past President of the St. Ladislaus Ladies Auxiliary; dedicated member of the Delhi Hungarian Home, and an avid bowler with the Tillsonburg Ladies Bowling League. Predeceased by her husband of 65 years Charles KOCSIS Sr. (March 15, 2006.) Much loved mother of: Geza KOCSIS of Southampton, Helen and her husband John KRISTOF of Port Dover, Charles KOCSIS and his partner Barbara ARMSTRONG of Tillsonburg. Proud and loving grandmother of Sandra MONGER, Heather KOCSIS, John KRISTOF (Michelle,) James KRISTOF (Melanie), Deborah (Mark KOLENC) and great-grandmother of Ondreah, Luke and Ashton. Survived by a half brother Bela KOCSIS of Port Stanley and two sisters Ilona KUSTVAN (and the late Steve) and Maria VARADI (and the late Frank,) both of Slovenskó. Friends and relatives are welcome to meet with the KOCSIS family on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg (519-842-4238). Funeral Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at the St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, Talbot Road, Courtland on Thursday morning at 11: 30 a.m. by Reverend Father Ferenc MAK. Interment to follow in the St. Ladislaus R.C. Cemetery, Courtland. Memorial donations (Payable by cheque to) "St. Ladislaus Church" or the "Heart and Stroke Foundation" or "L.R.C.C. (Cancer Research) would be gratefully acknowledged by the KOCSIS family. Parish prayers are Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

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KRISTOFIC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-09-11 published
Fisherman dies off Port Credit
Son, girlfriend survive 3-metre swells
3 in water 90 minutes before rescue
By Phinjo GOMBU and Jim WILKES, Staff Reporters
A routine fishing trip for salmon off Port Credit on Lake Ontario turned into a tragedy when a 16-foot aluminum boat suddenly began to draw water and capsized, killing a 55-year-old Georgetown man.
And for almost 90 minutes after the boat sank yesterday morning, Bryan RICHARDS, 27, and his girlfriend Elizabeth SUTTON, 24, hung on for dear life, bobbing up and down in three-metre waves, desperately waiting for help
SUTTON had a life jacket on, while RICHARDS, who didn't, lay flat across a floating seat from the boat, all the while clinging to his dead father. RICHARDS said his father, Albert "Roger" RICHARDS, died within moments of hitting the water. Police said it is unknown whether the father was wearing a life jacket, but his son said he was.
"My dad started panicking," said RICHARDS yesterday from his hospital bed at the Trillium Health Centre where he was being treated for hypothermia.
"I reached over, grabbed him, and as I pulled him back he turned around and said 'I'm cold' and then passed away."
"I knew he was dead. It was just the look on his face."
RICHARDS said the three had headed out on their boat called the Left-Handed Newfie around 7.30 a.m. to take part in a salmon derby. Around 9.30 a.m., just as they were in the process of changing lures on a downrigger system, the boat suddenly began to draw water at the back and went down, stern first, throwing all three into the water.
"It went back, up, down," said RICHARDS, describing how his girlfriend managed to grab on to a life jacket for herself in the nick of time.
RICHARDS said while he bobbed in the waves in a bay just west of Port Credit holding on to his dead father, he tried to keep in touch with SUTTON. Both of them shouted back and forth at each other, encouraging each other to stay conscious and saying they loved each other, he said.
RICHARDS said that throughout the experience, rage built inside him because he had his father in his arms and just wanted to get SUTTON to safety.
"This is a dream and I want it to end right now," he recalled thinking, but since it wasn't, he said he began to think about his mother and his girlfriend's 14-month-old baby.
"I wanted to do more but I couldn't," he said. "I wasn't going to let (my father) go."
Several fishing boats passed by but didn't see them despite the fact that fishing gear was strewn all over the water. One boat finally saw them and immediately radioed a distress signal around 11 a.m.
That was when police and other boaters converged around the scene to mount the rescue.
Both RICHARDS, who works as a shipper and receiver with PL Foods in Georgetown, and SUTTON were taken to the Trillium Health Centre. SUTTON was discharged late yesterday afternoon, while RICHARDS was kept overnight for observation.
RICHARDS said his father, whose passion was fishing, was on disability from a workplace accident in a brake factory that had resulted in his right leg being amputated.
He said his father, whom he called his dearest friend, had taken part in countless fishing derbies in the area over the decades. "All I know is that I won't step on another boat," said RICHARDS. "I may not even go fishing anymore. It was 'our' thing."
Among the first on the scene of the rescue were Peter FAIRWEATHER and Dan LETUAL of Oakville, who found RICHARDS and SUTTON shivering in another fisherman's boat. The son was reaching over the stern, holding onto his father's leg, unable to pull him over the gunwale.
"There was no way to hoist him," said FAIRWEATHER, 42. "He was a pretty big guy."
He said they looped a rope around the drowned man's leg, so the son could be treated by police and paramedics.
"The son was definitely in shock," he said. "That was just his reaction to hold on to him."
FAIRWEATHER said it was a rough day on the lake, with waves nearly three metres high.
"We were bouncing around a lot," he said, adding that in such conditions things can go from good to bad in an instant. "It doesn't take much water in the back of the boat to swamp it."
"If you get hit by a wave sideways, the whole thing goes down in 30 seconds it's gone," said fishing charter operator Brian SLANEY, 45, whose huge boat dwarfs the 16-foot open aluminum craft belonging to RICHARDS. " You have no time to get on your radio and call.
"Wind is a powerful thing, water is powerful. I don't think it would take long for them to start getting into trouble" once the boat started filling with water, he said. "It's a real tragedy."
Another boater said it was "the worst conditions I've ever seen," recalling how the wind-whipped waves pushed his boat's bow "way up into air."
Paul KRISTOFIC, who runs Salmon Strike Charters, was about three kilometres offshore when he heard the mayday call over his radio.
"That's your duty as a boater on the water," he said. "So I pulled the rods up and burned over there as quick as I could."
He saw debris from the sunken boat floating in the water, including two seats later brought to shore by police.
"This is a tight community down here," he said. "It really hits home.
"The water was pretty rough this morning, so you just have to be careful out there."
He called the man a "friendly guy" who hung out at the dock to chat up the charter captains and learn about good fishing spots.
Fishing Friends said Roger RICHARDS' nickname was also the name of his boat. Others said they simply called him Lefty, because his amputated leg had been replaced by a prosthetic one.
SLANEY recalled the man as "a real jovial guy" who loved to prowl the docks near the mouth of the Credit River.
"This is where he liked to be," he said. "That's all we talked about -- boating and fishing.
"It was his passion."
KRISTOFIC said boaters and anglers alike have to be ready for trouble.
"Accidents happen everywhere, on the road and on the water," he said. "So you just have to be careful and make sure you're well-prepared out there for anything.
"A lot of times the water can be pretty cold, so you should wear your lifejacket all the time."
LETUAL was more pointed.
"You're a fool to go out if you're not wearing a life jacket," he said.

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KRITZWISER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-06 published
Force of nature in art world
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
He's the world-renowned geneticist, she was the starving artist, and yet he worshipped her.
"She was my hero," David SUZUKI said about his younger sister Aiko. "She was incredible, she lived the life of environmentalism. I don't think she ever passed beyond the poverty level of income, but she was wealthy in community."
Aiko SUZUKI was a fibre artist, who created that haunting pale hanging that floated throughout the main-floor hub of the Toronto Reference Library from 1981 until 2004, when it was removed for cleaning. She was also a sculptor, painter, printmaker, dance-set designer, curator, teacher.
Her Friends and artistic colleagues always thought of her as a force of nature -- and that was the phrase they used at her memorial service on January 14 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre after SUZUKI died December 31, at age 68, in her Toronto home.
The day of the service was also the day of her final show in the centre's Gendai Gallery, which opened in 2000, six years after SUZUKI approached many within the Japanese-Canadian community with an idea of incorporating a gallery within the cultural centre.
Although weakened by her chemotherapy and worsening health, SUZUKI spent last summer in a makeshift studio in her garden, working on a series of pieces taken from the world of nature and from photographs by her daughter Chiyoko SZLAVNICS, who is a musician and composer living in Berlin.
They were smaller than her normal work and deceptively pretty. "I was shocked, the images were real -- fiddleheads, leaves -- not abstracts," SZLAVNICS said. But closer inspection revealed layering, complexity and depth.
SUZUKI called her show "From The Garden: Stage IV," a reference to her diagnosis of terminal cancer.
"I think it kept her alive," said her friend, composer Ann SOUTHAM. "She probably got grabbed by it."
SUZUKI was a strong, independent woman -- as a single mother raising a daughter and as an Asian woman in the testosterone-charged art scene, she had to be. She always organized her own shows. The reality was she usually didn't have a gallery to represent her works and for years had to do it herself.
Her last show was no different.
SUZUKI knew she wasn't going to be able to make her own opening. The day before she died, she told her daughter to call it off, believing it couldn't happen without her, but SZLAVNICS told her mother that this show would go on.
SZLAVNICS saw that her mother was relieved. After all, art is what she had always lived for.
SUZUKI spent her early childhood in a wartime internment camp in British Columbia, moving to Leamington and then London, Ontario, in 1945. Everyone in her family had an English and a Japanese name. She was Geraldine or Gerry, a high school cheerleader, beautiful.
David SUZUKI said their Canadian-born father had a "traditional, screwy attitude" about his daughters completing high school and then getting married, even as David was in the United States at university.
But Gerry SUZUKI discovered the world of art when she took a London Artists' Workshop featuring Greg Curnoe and Tony Urquhart. In 1958, she moved to Toronto, joined the Toronto Artists' Workshop, and a year later met Alex SZLAVNICS, a flamboyant Hungarian immigrant. Their 1965 marriage didn't last, but it was he who encouraged SUZUKI to recognize her heritage and use her Japanese name.
Her first solo show two years later at the Pollack Gallery was criticized for including a soundtrack. Local critic Kay KRITZWISER deemed the sound of a heart thumping a "distraction" from abstract art that was "strong enough to stand on its own," but SUZUKI's restless vision never recognized the boundaries separating one medium from another.
As she moved into fibre art, she also became a set designer, working with composer SOUTHAM and choreographer Trish BEATTY on many Toronto Dance Theatre productions. Her studio at Yonge and Bloor Sts. amounted to a fusion of poets, sound performers, musicians and artists.
"We were all flying by the seat of our pants," SOUTHAM said. "It was tremendous fun and it was impossible to say what it was all about."
SUZUKI's professional pinnacle may have occurred when architect Raymond Moriyama chose her to design the fibre sculpture for his new library building, but it came at a great cost.
She developed rheumatoid arthritis and lived on cortisone shots and in constant pain. She had "constant" surgery, her daughter said. Her hands, the tools with which she expressed herself, were gnarled and misshapen, yet art adviser and consultant Catherine MINARD remembers watching SUZUKI at work in her studio and marvelling at her fluidity and grace.
"Everything I saw was lyrical and had a lot of movement because of the influence of music on her work," MINARD said. "She always had jazz playing in her studio." In fact, someone who had seen SUZUKI's painting called Stan Get (z) Blue told the jazz musician about it. It became the cover of Voyage, Getz's 1986 album.
In 1988, after Japanese Canadians won redress -- money and an official apology from the federal government for its treatment of them during World War 2 -- writer Joy Kogawa approached SUZUKI about curating a joint exhibit of art by Indian, Inuit and Japanese-Canadian artists.
"For Aiko, it was the first time she realized the possibilities of being Japanese Canadian and how empowering that can be," said filmmaker Midi Onodera.
It was the beginning of SUZUKI's activism. She produced a directory of professional Japanese-Canadian artists, served on the board of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, founded the art gallery and curated several shows.
SUZUKI supported herself by teaching art at Upper Canada College and film animation at Harbourfront, and for years worked with the Inner City Angels organization.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2002 and told she had six months to live, but this was a woman who was already living with pain and she wasn't stopping. She organized Paper/Stone/Scissors for the Gendai Gallery, installations by five traditional and five contemporary artists, and in May 2005 she unveiled her own show, "Bombard/Invade/Radiate: Witness at the A Space Gallery." It explored SUZUKI's reflections about the late Susan Sontag's pronouncement of the military characteristics of fighting cancer.
Everyone assumed it would be her last show. For anyone else it might have been. But SUZUKI not only lived for her art, she lived by her art, and she began work on the garden show that would open at her memorial.

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KRIVOKUCA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-10 published
ZAJC, Mileva " Seka" (née MUSKOVAC)
Peacefully, following a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, February 9, 2006, at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, with her family by her side, Seka passed away in her 59th year. Beloved wife of Stan for 38 years. Loving mother of Natasha and her husband Yves DALCOURT and Diana and her husband Mark FRASER. Admired grandmother of Tatyana, Maya and newly born Ethan. Dear twin sister of Ljubica (Beba) and her husband Mirko TURAJLICH, and Marija (Maca) and her husband Milos KRIVOKUCA. Seka is also survived by nephews Mark and Mikey and nieces Sonja and her husband Christopher DUSSIAUME and their daughter Christina and Vedrana VISNJIC and her family in Kelowna, British Columbia. She will be sadly missed by her aunts, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews in both Croatia and Sudbury. Seka is predeceased by her parents Milka and Mijo. Friends will be received at the Taylor Funeral Home 'Newmarket Chapel', 524 Davis Drive, on Saturday, February 11, 2006 from 4-9 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Jackson and Bernard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, on Monday, February 13th from 3-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, February 14th at 12 o'clock. Interment will follow at the Civic Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Southlake Regional Health Centre - Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family. The family wishes to thank Dr. MERROW, Dr. ZIBDAWI and the wonderful nursing staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre - Cancer Care Unit and the S.R.T. home care nurses.

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KRIVOKUCA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-26 published
KRIVOKUCA, Danica
Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the age of 48. She will be sadly missed by all her family and Friends. Danica was loved by all who knew her. An eternal optimist, she had energetic spirit, innocence, a love for life and a kind word for everyone she met. Truly a big kid at heart. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack "Danforth" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121, on Monday, March 27th, 2006, from noon until time of service at 1: 00 p.m. in the Giffen-Mack Chapel. Interment in Pine Hills Cemetery to follow.

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KRIZIC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
KOPIC, Ljuba (FILIPOVIC)
Formerly of Saint Thomas, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, on Saturday, November 18th, 2006, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 55. Dearly loved wife of Mato and beloved mother of Lucy and Lily and her fiancé Peter WILDBORE. Much loved sister of Joe (Gianna) FILIPOVIC of Saint Thomas, Iljo (Luca) FILIPOVIC of Cambridge, Mara (Rade) SUTALO of Croatia, and Janja (Mato) ZUPARIC, Nada (Joso) KRIZIC, Luja (Pero) VINCETIC, Nikola (Jela) FILIPOVIC, Ivica (Kisa) FILIPOVIC all of Bosnia. Dearest cousin of Mira (Mato) BIKICH of Burlington. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews. Ljuba was predeceased by her parents Pero and Ana FILIPOVIC of Bosnia. Friends will be received at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (Dundas/403) Oakville, 905-257-8822 on Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul The Apostle Church, 2265 Headon Rd. (Burlington) on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KRIZMANITS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-20 published
KRIZMANITS, Ernest
Suddenly at his home on Friday, December 15, 2006. Ernest, at the age of 49, was the beloved husband and soulmate of Pamela (née SENSABAUGH) of Lindsay. Proud and loving Daddy of Kyle and Nicholas. Forever remembered by his eldest son David of Toronto. Treasured son of Brigitta HAFNER of Toronto and the late Ernst KRIZMANITS. Sadly missed by step-father Simeon “Sam” HAFNER of Toronto. Much loved son-in-law of Peter SENSABAUGH of Lindsay and Sandra SENSABAUGH of Owen Sound. Fun-loving brother-in-law of Charlene and Paul COOK of Oshawa. Visitation at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Wednesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, December 21st from 12:00 p.m. until the time of complete funeral service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated by the family.

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