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LEDDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-19 published
LEDDY, Mary " Mai" (née MAHON)
Of Saint Thomas on Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at her late residence, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late John F. "Jack" LEDDY and dearly loved mother of Frank of Chatham, Dan of Saint Thomas, Brian (Irma) Toronto and Bill (Mary) of Emeryville. Dearly loved grandmother of Lyndsey, Trent and Shannon. Dear sister of the late Thomas MAHON, Peg CULLEN and Nan CULLEN. Mai was born in Boystown, Co. Wicklow, Ireland on August 21, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Mary (KELLY) MAHON. Mai came to Canada in 1957. She was a member of Holy Angels' Church and the Catholic Womens League. She was a retired Pharmacist with the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. She was a volunteer with Right to Life. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LEDDY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-20 published
LEDDY, Mary " Mai"
Of Saint Thomas on Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at her late residence, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late John F. "Jack" LEDDY and dearly loved mother of Frank of Chatham, Dan of Saint Thomas, Brian (Irma) Toronto and Bill (Mary) of Emeryville. Dearly loved grandmother of Lyndsey, Trent and Shannon. Dear sister of Nan CULLEN of Enfield, Ireland. Predeceased by a brother Thomas MAHON and a sister Peg CULLEN. Mai was born in Boystown, Co. Wicklow, Ireland on August 21, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Mary (KELLY) MAHON. Mai came to Canada in 1957. She was a member of Holy Angels' Church and the Catholic Womens League. She was a retired Pharmacist with the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. She was a volunteer with Right to Life. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Saturday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 7: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LEDERICH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
LEDERICH, Elfrieda " Frieda"
Peacefully, at Rapelje Lodge, Welland, on Sunday, March 5, 2006, in her 87th year. Frieda, loving wife of the late Heinz LEDERICH. Beloved mother of Gerhard and his wife Monika. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Vanessa and Erik LEDERICH. Predeceased by her daughter Renate (Ida) DAHL (1977.) Frieda will be remembered by her extended family in Germany. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Rapelje Lodge, 277 Plymouth Rd., Welland, on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Rapelje Lodge would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Passfield Mortuary Services, 905-682-0474.

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LEDERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-19 published
LEDERMAN, Gitla Jean " Gucia"
Suddenly in Florida, beloved mother of Rachel BRASS (Jack,) Doris SCHULMAN (Sam) and Marsha LEDERMAN. Cherished sister of Ella WEISBROD. Devoted grandmother or Howard, Laura and Eric BRASS, Melissa, Jacqueline and Rafael SCHULMAN. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jacob (Tadek) LEDERMAN. Gucia was a Holocaust Survivor, a very kind and gentle soul. She was totally devoted to her family and her many Friends and was admired by all. Funeral service at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave W. Thursday, January 19 at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva services at 96 Hillmount Ave., Toronto. In lieu of shiva gifts, donations to the Lodzer Centre Holocaust Congregation would he appreciated.

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LEDGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-25 published
CROSS, James (1937-2006)
Of Glen Haven, Nova Scotia and formerly of Waterloo, Ontario. Avid cyclist, keen sailor, musician, inventor, Renaissance man. Died 23rd of October after a brutal fight with oesophageal cancer. Deeply loved husband of Cilla, proud and loving father of five wonderful children: Kate GREGORY of Pontypool, Ontario, Martin CROSS of Vancouver, British Columbia, Sarah MAY of Southsea, Hants, England, Megan BOYKO of Boutiliers Point -- Nova Scotia and Gwenith CROSS of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Loving Grancher to Beth and Kevin GREGORY, Sasha CROSS and Alexander MAY. He was so looking forward to the birth of Megan's baby this December. Father-in-law of Brian GREGORY, Hine MIZUSHIMA, Keith MAY and Jacob BOYKO. Predeceased by their older brother Terry, James is survived by his fraternal twin Alan, in England (there could only be one James!.) His nieces Jackie GAYLER and Debbie LEDGER, his nephew Brian CROSS, and their families mourn him in England. Survived by Pat CROSS of Toronto, his former wife and mother of his three eldest children. Cilla's family, including Doreen REED, Elaine CALDER and Owen REED will also miss him. James was born in London, England, and raised in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, England. The first in his family to attend university James excelled in academia and went on to become a professor of Electrical Engineering. In addition to his university teaching and research James was also an inventor. His power engineering and power supply systems, including the Cross Power Supply, are in use internationally. Plastic perforation technology developed by James is also being used in manufacturing. What James set out to do, he did. And more. He circumnavigated the world in his 26 foot wooden boat, Gay Goose, using only a chronometer, sextant and charts. He taught himself to play the wooden flute and enjoyed his years in Waterloo with the Grand River Ceili Band. Following early retirement he got great pleasure from learning to play the Northumbrian Bagpipes and enjoyed two piping tours with other pipers in New Zealand. Along the way his pursuits included keeping bees, climbing mountains or cycling down them on a tandem with Cilla, and always living life to the fullest. James' greatest passion was his cycling. In his youth he was a highly successful competitive cyclist and he continued cycling his whole life in all weather, thinking nothing of his frequent 100 km plus rides. He kept a bicycle with Friends in several countries in order to always be able to go for a ride. This summer, while in England, before the insidious cancer took firm hold, he surprised his doctors by doing several 60 km rides. James was a difficult man to live with but it will be extremely difficult to live without him. Life was always interesting with James. His love of talking, imparting knowledge and telling of tales made him many firm Friends around the world. Sincere thanks to Doctor Jyothi who gave James and the family compassionate care, Doctor Virik who gave him hope, and the nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses, especially Patsy, who provided such kind and sensitive care, which enabled James to die peacefully at home. Those who wish can make a memorial donation to: Victorian Order of Nurses of Greater Halifax, 7001 Mumford Road, Tower 1, Suite 300, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3L 4N9. Cilla and the children invite family, Friends and acquaintances to bid farewell to James on Saturday, October 28th at 2: 00 p.m. at: Saint Margaret's Sailing Club, Crouchers Point Road in Mariners Anchorage, French Village. (Highway 333 Peggy's Cove Road) We will celebrate James' life and reminisce about him. Correspondence for the family can be sent to: Cilla CROSS, Glen Haven, Nova Scotia B3Z 2T1. "Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh". -- Robert Bolt "But ten more years would have been nice." -- James CROSS

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LEDGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
CROSS, James (1937-2006)
Of Glen Haven, Nova Scotia and formerly of Waterloo, Ontario. Avid cyclist, keen sailor, musician, inventor, Renaissance man. Died 23rd of October after a brutal fight with oesophageal cancer. Deeply loved husband of Cilla, proud and loving father of five wonderful children: Kate GREGORY of Pontypool, Ontario, Martin CROSS of Vancouver, British Columbia, Sarah MAY of Southsea, Hants, England, Megan BOYKO of Boutiliers Point -- Nova Scotia and Gwenith CROSS of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Loving Grancher to Beth and Kevin GREGORY, Sasha CROSS and Alexander MAY. He was so looking forward to the birth of Megan's baby this December. Father-in-law of Brian GREGORY, Hine MIZUSHIMA, Keith MAY and Jacob BOYKO. Predeceased by their older brother Terry, James is survived by his fraternal twin Alan, in England (there could only be one James!.) His nieces Jackie GAYLER and Debbie LEDGER, his nephew Brian CROSS, and their families mourn him in England. Survived by Pat CROSS of Toronto, his former wife and mother of his three eldest children. Cilla's family, including Doreen REED, Elaine CALDER and Owen REED will also miss him. James was born in London, England, and raised in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, England. The first in his family to attend university James excelled in academia and went on to become a professor of Electrical Engineering. In addition to his university teaching and research James was also an inventor. His power engineering and power supply systems, including the Cross Power Supply, are in use internationally. Plastic perforation technology developed by James is also being used in manufacturing. What James set out to do, he did. And more. He circumnavigated the world in his 26 foot wooden boat, Gay Goose, using only a chronometer, sextant and charts. He taught himself to play the wooden flute and enjoyed his years in Waterloo with the Grand River Ceili Band. Following early retirement he got great pleasure from learning to play the Northumbrian Bagpipes and enjoyed two piping tours with other pipers in New Zealand. Along the way his pursuits included keeping bees, climbing mountains or cycling down them on a tandem with Cilla, and always living life to the fullest. James' greatest passion was his cycling. In his youth he was a highly successful competitive cyclist and he continued cycling his whole life in all weather, thinking nothing of his frequent 100 km plus rides. He kept a bicycle with Friends in several countries in order to always be able to go for a ride. This summer, while in England, before the insidious cancer took firm hold, he surprised his doctors by doing several 60 km rides. James was a difficult man to live with but it will be extremely difficult to live without him. Life was always interesting with James. His love of talking, imparting knowledge and telling of tales made him many firm Friends around the world. Sincere thanks to Dr. Jyothi who gave James and the family compassionate care, Dr. Virik who gave him hope, and the nurses of the Victorian Order of Nurses, especially Patsy, who provided such kind and sensitive care, which enabled James to die peacefully at home. Those who wish can make a memorial donation to: Victorian Order of Nurses of Greater Halifax, 7001 Mumford Road, Tower 1, Suite 300, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada B3L 4N9. Cilla and the children invite family, Friends and acquaintances to bid farewell to James on Saturday, October 28th at 2: 00 p.m. at: Saint Margaret's Sailing Club, Crouchers Point Road in Mariners Anchorage, French Village. (Highway 333 Peggy's Cove Road) We will celebrate James' life and reminisce about him. Correspondence for the family can be sent to: Cilla Cross, Glen Haven, Nova Scotia B3Z 2T1. "Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh". -- Robert Bolt "But ten more years would have been nice". -- James Cross

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LEDIET o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-20 published
LEDIET, Margaret Hazel (née SMITH)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 in her 44th year. Born in July 30th, 1962, a Band member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia, Ontario. Beloved wife of Jack LEDIET, loving mother of sons Justin and Tristan and daughter Brianne. Sadly missed by her brothers William "John" (Valerie), Gerald (Bernadette), brothers-in-law Preston, Steve (Joyce) and Bob, sisters Dawn (Roy), Sandra (Leo), Janice (Mike), Bonnie, all of London, sisters-in-law Peggy, Heather and Sandra (Mike). Also sadly missed by her several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by her parents Vivian and Harold SMITH, mother-in-law Jessie and father-in-law William Robert, sister Karen and brothers Gregory, Harold and Robert, brother-in-law Bob WARREN and Doug McCLURE, and niece Tammy, Margaret will be remembered for her gentle and caring nature. All who knew her were inspired by her strength and determination and touched by her love and kindness. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Aamjiwnaang Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Avenue, Sarnia, On on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 11 a.m.

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LEDIET o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-22 published
LEDIET, W.J. Preston
Unexpectedly in Columbia, W.J. Preston LEDIET passed away on November 15, 2006 in his 58th year. Loving companion of Irena REDONDO. Predeceased by his wife Cathy LEDIET. Dear brother of Peggy, Steven (Joyce), Bob, Heather, Sandra (Mike) and Jack. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Doug McCLURE, Bob WARREN and sister-in-law Margaret LEDIET. Preston will be missed by Aunt Nancey (Perkis) and her family. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday November 24, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Multiple Sclerosis Society would be gratefully appreciated.

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LEDINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
BRUCE, Jean (née MacKENZIE)
Of Mississauga and Bayfield, On. passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday September 24, 2006 in Mississauga. She was 88 years old. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband Doctor D'Arcy BRUCE in 1986. She was the much loved mother of Sherrill (David LEDINGHAM) of Mississauga, Ontario, Barbara (Jacques CHARBONNEAU) of Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, and Robert of Toronto. She is survived by her grandchildren Elaine LEDINGHAM and her partner, Darren McNALLY, of Toronto, Melissa LEDINGHAM of London, England, William CHARBONNEAU of Mont St-Hillaire, Quebec and Cameron BRUCE of Toronto. She was the daughter of the late Duncan and Irene MacKENZIE of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. and the sister of the late Margaret KOSHNYSH, Mary GRIMES, Donald MacKENZIE and Gerald MacKENZIE. She also leaves several favourite nephews and nieces. Jean was a graduate of the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing. She also worked with Trans Canada Airlines during the war, flying on Lockheed 14's and 16's. She flew on the first North Star between Winnipeg and Toronto in 1942. Jean devoted her life to raising her family in Sarnia, Ontario. Feisty to the end, Jean is best described by the tribute in her graduation yearbook "An atom but dynamite." Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Wednesday, September 27 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 28 at 9: 30 a.m. A graveside service to follow in Bayfield, Ontario. at 3: 00 p.m.. Jean was a gardener. In her memory, please send a bouquet to someone you love.

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LEDINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
LEDINGHAM, Leola (née TRAVISS)
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital with her sister Orma by her side. Loving mother of Sharon (Edwin), Shirley, and Murray (Cathy). Grandma will forever be in the hearts of her seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W. (one block east of Runnymede) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service to take place in the chapel on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment to take place following a reception at the funeral home on Saturday at Prospect Cemetery. If you wish, donations may be made to the Parkdale Neighbourhood Church (1318 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, M6K 1L4).

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LEDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-20 published
MUNNS, Evelyn Louise (formerly HICKEY, née PHILLIPS)
Peacefully at Central Park Lodge, Toronto, on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, Evelyn Louise PHILLIPS, in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late William Thomas (Tommy) MUNNS and Harvey HICKEY. Dear daughter of the late George and Geraldine PHILLIPS. Dear sister of Mrs. Betty MARSH and predeceased by Mrs. Margaret SEYMOUR and Frederick PHILLIPS. Fondly remembered by Thomas and Robert MUNNS, numerous nieces and nephews, and her special caregiver who was like a daughter to her, Manuela LEDO. A special thank you to all her wonderful caregivers at Central Park Lodge. Graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill on Friday, April 21 at 2 o'clock. A reception will follow the interment. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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LEDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-19 published
MUNNS, Evelyn Louise (formerly HICKEY, née PHILLIPS)
Peacefully at Central Park Lodge, Toronto, on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, Evelyn Louise PHILLIPS, in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late William Thomas (Tommy) MUNNS and Harvey HICKEY. Dear daughter of the late George and Geraldine PHILLIPS. Dear sister of Mrs. Betty MARSH and predeceased by Mrs. Margaret SEYMOUR and Frederick PHILLIPS. Fondly remembered by Thomas and Robert MUNNS, numerous nieces and nephews, and her special caregiver who was like a daughter to her, Manuela LEDO. A special thank you to all her wonderful caregivers at Central Park Lodge. Graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill on Friday, April 21 at 2 o'clock. A reception will follow the interment. Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213). Condolences may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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LEDONNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-10 published
FRANCIOSA, Luigi " Lou"
After a courageous battle with cancer at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at the age of 59. Beloved husband of Christine. Loving father of Frank and Paul. Dear son of Bambina and the late Ernesto. Loving brother of Anna LEDONNE (Antonio,) Mary DIVITTORIO (Mario) and Ofelia FILICE (Santo.) Son-in-law of Helena and the late Walter BIERNACKI. He will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close Friends. Family will receive Friends at the Stoney Creek Funeral Home, (905) 664-4222, 454 Hwy#8 (east of Millen Rd.) on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. with vigil prayers at 6 p.m. Celebration of Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 304 Hwy #8. Entombment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Villa Italia would be greatly appreciated by his family.

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LEDREW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-19 published
NELSON, Elizabeth H. Crane (née ROXBOROUGH)
Mother of Marian C. Law LEDREW and Carolyn E. Crane DORIS, Grandmother of Robert LAW, Barry LAW, Catherine DORIS and Brian DORIS. Great-grandmother of Kristi and Derek. Friends will be received at the Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road), Markham, on Thursday, December 20th, 2006 from 9: 30 a.m. until time of service held in the chapel 10: 30 a.m. Interment Prospect Cemetery.

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LEDREW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-29 published
SHEPHERD, Jacqueline Lorraine (née LEDREW)
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home, on Friday, January 27, 2006, at the age of 73, surrounded by her loving and caring family. Jacqueline (née LEDREW,) dearly loved wife of Jack SHEPHERD. Predeceased by son Richard. Deeply loved by her daughters Kim, Jill and Megan, who graciously and unselfishly cared for her at her bedside, and her sons John and Joey. Sorrowfully missed by her sons-in-law Bob, Fred and Aaron and daughter-in-law Wendy. Beloved Nana to her 16 grandchildren, Jay, Jen, Ashley, Richie, Jackie, Aimee, Madison, Mellissa, Fred, Joey, Jack, Mandy, Stephanie, Samantha, Ricky and Katie and three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Mackenzie and Joey. Forever in the hearts of her 17 brothers and sisters across Canada. Friends will be received at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W. in Oakville (one block east of Kerr Street, on south side), 905-842-2252, on Monday, January 30 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 31 from 9-11 a.m. Eulogies afterwards in the Chapel. Interment follows at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lynne BENJAMIN and nurses Anne, Judy, Marissa and Sue for their wonderful care in helping her live her last days at home.

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LEDREW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
A friend to the average family
By Mike FUNSTON, Staff Reporter
Jackie SHEPHERD never backed down from a fight, whether it was against slum landlords, political heavyweights or big supermarkets gouging consumers.
SHEPHERD, who made headlines in the Toronto Star in the 1960s as a consumer advocate and federal New Democratic Party candidate in Toronto, succumbed to cancer at home, with her family by her side, on Friday. She was 73.
"In Jackie's younger days, she was feisty and never backed down from anybody. She passed those traits on to all of her children. She's one of the strongest women I've ever known," said her son-in-law, Bob MITCHELL, a reporter at the Star.
"She was my best friend," said her daughter, Kim MITCHELL. " She was the glue that held our family together. Her daughters and sons looked up to her. That's where we got our strength. She was a courageous woman."
Jacqueline Lorraine SHEPHERD (formerly LEDREW) was born August 16, 1932, in Saint John's Newfoundland. She was an Oakville resident for the past five years but had also lived in Toronto, Newmarket, Mississauga and Calgary.
A member of the Women Against Soaring Prices, she resigned in the fall of 1966 because the organization didn't want to take the action she thought was necessary to protest against rising food prices.
When she went on television and talked about how landlords wouldn't rent to people with children, her phone started ringing off the hook. Soon afterwards, in 1967, she formed the Consumers' Housewives Union and convinced members to picket food warehouses.
SHEPHERD spearheaded a fight for better housing for low-income residents and helped convince the government of the day to pass legislation that banned landlords from refusing to rent to people with children.
She organized a march of 34 mothers on Queen's Park in February 1967, with a petition to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to prevent landlords from barring children.
"You'd think children weren't even human," SHEPHERD told the Star in 1967, after she had scanned the classified ads and found 167 apartments that wouldn't allow children.
While running the Consumers' Housewives Union out of her home in an Ontario Housing unit, SHEPHERD found time to raise her family and work part-time as a waitress and cashier.
In 1967, she petitioned city hall and won a two-week stay of eviction for 25 families from their Sylvan Court housing complex in Scarborough. In 1968, she ran unsuccessfully for the New Democratic Party in the federal riding of York West.
She also worked 27 years for the Ontario Jockey Club, primarily at Woodbine and Greenwood racetracks.
SHEPHERD leaves her husband Jack, a Korean War veteran, five children -- John, Kim, Jill, Joey and Megan -- 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Another son, Richard, was murdered on January 22, 1981. She also had 17 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W. in Oakville, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m., with eulogies to follow in the chapel. Interment at Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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LEDSHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
LEDSHAM, Harold T., P.Eng. (1924-2006)
After a short and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, Harold passed away on his own terms on Thursday evening. His loving wife of 51 years, Edna, and his two children Claire and Tony, were with him in his final moments. He will be lovingly missed by his grandchildren Ben and Oliver, Simon and Victoria, as well as his dear son-in-law Tony PRIESTLEY. In death, as in life, Harold passed away with grace and dignity. His greatest concern was for his family, Friends and community. Despite growing up during the Depression in Canada, and subsequently, World War 2 in England, Harold lived life to the fullest. He served with the Royal Engineers, doing post-war reconstruction work in Malaya. Repatriated to Canada, he was heavily involved with the design and development of the Toronto Transit Commission subway system. Later, as a consultant, he was involved in transit system development in Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Chile and Shanghai, to name a few. His second retirement was full of activities, from model trains to stamp collecting, but most importantly, his new-found passion for community activism. He was involved in preservation and fundraising efforts for his community of Lowville, as well as saving the Niagara Escarpment from over-development. Through these activities, he met many wonderful Friends who were incredibly supportive. In the true engineer spirit, he was an avid tinkerer but his favourite activity was walking his beloved dogs. A historic stone bench will be installed in Lowville Park, in his memory. Visitation, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sun 4 Jun-J Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James St Milton. Memorial Service, 2 p.m. Wed 7 Jun-Lowville United Church. Donations, in Harold's memory, to the Salvation Army.

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LEDUC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-28 published
MacDONALD, Eleanor " Ellie" Beatrice (LEDUC)
Peacefully at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, November 25, 2006, in her 70th year. Loving wife of Dan MacDONALD, dear mother of Anne, Dan, and Ellie Jeanne. Proud Grandmother of Taylor, Jaymie and Jessica. Ellie was a Registered Nurse and will also be remembered by many from her work at MacDonald's Home Bakery, National Audio Visual and more recently K-9 Concepts. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday December 2, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. where a Funeral Service and Celebration of Ellie's Life will take place at 1 p.m. with Rev. David GRAY/GREY officiating. Dan and the family will meet Friends at reception following the service.

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LEDUC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-30 published
MacDONALD, Eleanor " Ellie" Beatrice (LEDUC)
Peacefully at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Saturday, November 25, 2006, in her 70th year. Loving wife of Dan MacDONALD, dear mother of Anne (Annie), and Dan, and Ellie Jeanne. Proud Grandmother of Taylor, Jaymie and Jessica. Ellie was a Registered Nurse and will also be remembered from her work at MacDonald's Home Bakery, National Audio Visual and more recently K-9 Concepts. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S. Lambeth, 519-652-2020 on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday December 2, 2006 from 12-1 p.m. where a Funeral Service and Celebration of Ellie's Life will take place at 1 p.m. with Rev. David GRAY/GREY officiating. Those with fond remembrances of Ellie are invited to share them with all in attendance. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Everyone is invited to attend a reception with Dan and the family following the service.

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LEDUC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-01-04 published
PHILPS, Alice Eliza Eleanor (née KELLESTINE)
At Sprucedale Care Centre on Friday, December 30, 2005, Alice Eliza Eleanor PHILPS (née KELLESTINE) formerly of Melbourne, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Warren PHILPS (1982.) Loved and cherished mother of Marjory BELROSE (Jerry,) Isobel CAREW (Gary), Helen GOUGH (Russell), Emily BUTLER (Max) and Kathryn HISCOX (Fred.) Loving grandmother of Rick BELROSE (Debbie,) Cindy BACON (Dwayne), Greg BELROSE (Mary), Dan BELROSE (Angie), Lori LAWSON (Bob), Mike CAREW (Lori), Chris CAREW, Bob GOUGH (Gina), Paula GRANT (Kevin), Wanda SCHNELLER (Abe), and Susan HISCOX. Great-grandmother to Carlene and Kendra BACON, Holly, Ashley, Peter, Mairi, Jordan, and Evan BELROSE; Allyscia and Sarah LAWSON Kyle, Nicole, and Shawna CAREW; Libby GOUGH; Josh and Kelly GRANT Desmond SCHNELLER, and Courtney HISCOX. Sister of Oddetta JEFFERY, Jean HUSTON, Faye SMITH, Jim KELLESTINE, and Eileen CUDNEY. Predeceased by her parents Dan and Annie KELLESTINE, brothers Harold, Floyd, Warren and Basil KELLESTINE, sisters Nora DOLBEAR, Alma JEFFERY and Ada LEDUC. At Alices request, cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. Private interment will take place at Longwoods Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Alice, donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 749 Baseline Rd. East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6 or to the Melbourne United Church General Fund, John Street, Melbourne, Ontario N0L 1T0 would be appreciated. On behalf of the Philps Girls we would like to thank family and Friends for all their kind thoughts in memory of Alice. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Alice.

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LEDUC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-19 published
COATES, Henry " Harry"
Peacefully on July 16, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer. Born May 29, 1931 in Montreal he is survived by his dear wife of 54 years, Elizabeth 'Betty' COATES. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Karen, Sandra and Tami and sons-in-law Angelo and Andrew. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Darryl LEDUC, Christine DEGRAW and Zachari, Emma, Ariel and Avery SMITH. Harry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and his wonderful sense of humour will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 20th from 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Oshawa Funeral Service 'Thornton Chapel', 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 21st at 2: 00 p.m. at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 32 Wilson Road North, Oshawa. Interment to follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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LEDUC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-17 published
PELLETIER, Me. Marcel R., Q.C., c.r. (1936-2006)
Law Clerk And Parliamentary Counsel To The House Of Commons
Me. Marcel R. PELLETIER, Q.C. died on Sunday November 12, 2006 in the arms of Pierrette LEDUC his wife and in presence of his children Ginette (Yves SEGUIN) and Jean, his grand children Krystal, Danielle and Catryna at Gatineau, Quebec. Born in Parmarolle, Quebec on September 2, 1936 the son of the late Robert PELLETIER and the late Berthilda AYOTTE. Me Marcel R. PELLETIER, Q.C. is survived by his brother Jean-Paul PELLETIER (Francoise,) his sisters Rose-Aimee (Jean-Luc PARADIS) and Solange (Gilles BOUTIN) and many brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, family members and many devoted Friends and admirers and students. A religious funeral service in his memory will be held at Noon on Saturday November 18, 2006 at the Notre-Dame-de-la-Guadeloupe Church, 30 rue de la Guadeloupe in Gatineau (Hull) Quebec. The family of Me Marcel R. PELLETIER, Q.C. will host a get together for family and Friends starting at 11: 30 a.m. in the Church. Messages of sympathy and words of encouragement and exchanging memories of the work and life Me Marcel R. PELLETIER can be left on the web site: www.honneur-memoires.com In everlasting tribute to the memory of Me. Marcel R. PELLETIER, Q.C., the family is requesting that any donations should be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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LEDUC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
LAROSE, Victor Gerard
Mr. Victor Gerard LAROSE at the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, January 24, 2006. Age 73 years, of 619 St. Germain Street, Toronto, Ontario. Beloved husband of Alana YOUNG and the late Norma BRANCHAUD. Dear father of Jerry LAROSE of Thompson, Manitoba, Rene LAROSE (Dianna RACINE) of Almonte, Ontario, Victor LAROSE (Kathy THOMBS) of Perth, Ontario, Eric LAROSE (Connie FRANCIS) of Victoria, British Columbia, Marlene LAROSE of Cornwall, Nancy LAROSE (Michael SAINT_JACQUES) of Ottawa, Sherry BRANCHAUD and Ronald BRANCHAUD also of Cornwall. Dear brother of Rolland LAROSE (Reina) of Morrisburg, Orval LAROSE (Paulette) of Montreal, Quebec and Joan (Mrs. Norman LEDUC) of Cornwall. Also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Emile LAROSE and the late Alice LADOUCEUR. Predeceased by one brother, Rene LAROSE. Resting at the Boulerice Funeral Home Ltd., 218 Montreal Road (613-932-5455), Cornwall on Friday, January 27 from 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 for Mass of Christian Burial in Ste. Thérèse-de-Lisieux Church at 10 a.m. Interment Notre-Dame Cemetery, Cornwall. The family will be in attendance on Friday, January 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 28 from 8: 30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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LEDUC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-02 published
HAY, Donald Bruce
(Retired employee of Stelco, Swansea Works)
Peacefully passed away, at home, on Friday, March 31, 2006, at age 76. Beloved husband of Myrna. Loving father of Randy and his wife Debbi, Kevin, Leanne, and Dean. Dear grandfather of Daniel. Survived by his sister Carol and her husband Gerry LEDUC of Port Colborne, and predeceased by his sister Norma DOWN. Also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary-Lou and her husband Ralph ROSEBUSH, Bruce MARLATT and his wife Alice, and predeceased by Norma and Jack JOHNSTON and Butch MARLATT. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 1 p.m. Cremation. For those who wish, donations may be made to Toronto Grace Hospital.

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LEDWITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-06 published
LOKUN, Sophie
Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on January 5th, 2006 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Adam LOKUN. Dear sister of Mary LEDWITH (Michael,) the late Pearl WEIR and the late Katherine MITRISIN. Loving mother of Walter LOKUN (Shirley-Ann KNOX,) Helen VEAL (Grant) and Peter LOKUN (Janice.) Loving grandmother of Laura-Jeanne McMULLEN (Michael,) Kevin LOKUN (Andrea), Veronica VEAL, Frank VEAL (Laura) and Sonja VEAL and 6 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Andrea WILLIAMS and the caring staff at the Tyndall Estates Retirement Home. Family will receive Friends at the Scott Funeral Home - Mississauga Chapel, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga (1 block west of Cawthra Rd.) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 9th at 10: 30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice or the Tyndall Estates Retirement Home.

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