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LOGAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-29 published
BREADNER, McKay "Mac" Robert
Passed away in Owen Sound on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Mac Breadner in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Nancy Anne BREADNER (née WILSON) of Rocklyn. Loved father of Debbie (Kim) NIHLS of Kitchener, Wayne (Valerie) BREADNER of Temple Hill, and Judy (Mark) COLLEY of Keswick. Sadly missed by six grandchildren, Travis and Taylor NIHLS, Claire, Hillary and James BREADNER, and Jacob COLLEY. Dear brother of Doug (May) BREADNER of Meaford, Berniece LOGAN of Hamilton, Donna JONSSON of Victoria Beach, Manitoba, and Viola (Glenn) ORMSBY of Meaford. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Robert LOGAN and Robert JONSSON. Resting at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford where the funeral service will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 30 at 1 p.m. Interment Temple Hill Cemetery. Visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to Temple Hill United Church or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, as your expression of sympathy.
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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-24 published
LOGAN, Bernice Margaret (née SMITH)
Passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on January 22, 2006 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her parents William C. SMITH (1962) and Sadie (née GRAY/GREY) (1935) and sister Irene (1944). Bernice was the beloved wife of the late C. Murray LOGAN (1993) of Crumlin. Cherished and loving mother of Bob LOGAN and his wife Linda of London. Also loved by grand_son Michael LOGAN and his mother Viviane. Fondly remembered by Linda's daughter Amanda McWHA. She is also survived by sisters Ruby (Reginald HOLLEY) and Lillian JOLLIFFE (wife of the late Ewart JOLLIFFE 1997.) She will be sadly missed by nephews Roger JOLLIFFE (Judy) and Tom JOLLIFFE (Paulette) and nieces Nancy (Pat KELLY) and Cathy (Steve FODEMESI) and their families. Bernice was a Member Emeritus of the Registered Nurses of Ontario. Relatives and Friends may call at the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas St. London) on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a celebration of Bernice's life will be conducted on Thursday, January 26th, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory of Bernice, contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-30 published
VAN LIESHOUT, Peter
Suddenly at home on Friday, January 27, 2006 Peter VAN LIESHOUT in his 46th year. Loving father of Matthew VAN LIESHOUT. Husband of Brenda LOGAN. Dear brother of John, Rita, and Joanne. Peter will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday morning from 10: 30 until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-06 published
BOWES, Mary Elizabeth " Betty" (GILLESPIE)
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Saturday February 4, 2006 Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (GILLESPIE) BOWES of Blyth in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Irvin BOWES (2000.) Loving mother of Maxine and John BRUSH of Shakespeare and Connie and Vernon BROMLEY of Blyth. Cherished grandmother of Christine BRUSH, Karen and Gram LOGAN, Johnny BRUSH, Maridale and Mark VOGELS, Aaron and Jamie BROMLEY and Russell BROMLEY- BOWES. Also loved and sadly missed by her four great-grandchildren Kaleb and Nathen VOGELS and Alana and Kaiisha BROMLEY. Predeceased by three sisters Sadie HAMM, Margaret TAMAN and Florence HUSSEY and four brothers Wallace, Geordie, John "Bussy"; and Norman GILLESPIE. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre, 407 Queen Street Blyth on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday February 7, 2006 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. Donations to the Huron-Perth Lung Association or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A memorial service will be held by the Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 420 Blyth on Monday at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-07 published
BOWES, Mary Elizabeth " Betty" (GILLESPIE)
At Seaforth Community Hospital on Saturday February 4, 2006 Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (GILLESPIE) BOWES of Blyth in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Irvin BOWES (2000.) Loving mother of Maxine and John BRUSH of Shakespeare and Connie and Vernon BROMLEY of Blyth. Cherished grandmother of Christine BRUSH, Karen and Gram LOGAN, Johnny BRUSH, Maridale and Mark VOGELS, Aaron and Jamie BROMLEY and Russell BROMLEY- BOWES. Also loved and sadly missed by her four great-grandchildren Kaleb and Nathen VOGELS and Alana and Kaiisha BROMLEY. Predeceased by three sisters Sadie HAMM, Margaret TAMAN and Florence HUSSEY and four brothers Wallace, Geordie, John "Bussy"; and Norman GILLESPIE. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre, 407 Queen Street Blyth on Tuesday from 7-9 pm and on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. Donations to the Huron-Perth Lung Association or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A memorial service will be held by the Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 420 Blyth on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., Clinton.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-17 published
LOGAN, Richard Murray
In loving memory of Richard Murray LOGAN who passed away March 17, To a son and a buddy.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-10 published
LOGAN, Howard Lee
A resident of Moraviantown, passed away at the L.H.S.C. Westminster Campus, London on Saturday April 8, 2006 at the age of 49. Born in Chatham son of the Late Norman L. and Rose (ORNICK) LOGAN. Beloved husband of Emma (SANDS) LOGAN. Loving father of Christie, Amanda, Megan, Kalli, Howard, and Norman LOGAN all of Moraviantown. Loving grandfather of Talon, Mikaya, Zachary, and Phoenix. Dear brother of Sandra MENESS, and Louis and Doreen LOGAN all of Moraviantown. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his grandaughter Emmalee. The Logan family will receive Friends at the Badder and Robinson Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 211 Elm Street, Bothwell on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday April 11, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Pierce RUSSELL officiating. Interment Moraviantown Cemetery. If desired donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. "A Tree will be planted in Memory of Howard Logan in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
LOGAN, Robert " Bob"
Of Glencoe, passed away peacefully, with family by his side on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Beloved husband of Janet LOGAN of Glencoe. Loved by his children and step-children; Dale (Rick) WALTON of Denfield, Doug (Margaret) LOGAN of London, Keith (Cathy) LOGAN of London, Perry (Karen) LOGAN of Glencoe, BobbiJo LOGAN of London, Shelley LOGAN of Strathroy, Mary SMALLACOMBE of Barrie, Patti (Tom) MOORE of Strathroy and Kym (Rick) TOPPING of Saint Thomas. Proud grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by loving parents Orland and Pearl, brother Leroy and daughter Yvonne Routley WILLIAMS. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Tuesday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. when a complete funeral service will be held with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cander Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bob.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
SPARLING, Mildred J. (LOGAN)
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Thursday, June 1, 2006 Mildred J. (LOGAN) SPARLING age 96 years. Loving wife of the late G. Alexander (Alex) SPARLING (1961.) Dear mother of John and Jane SPARLING of Thames Centre, Bob and Betty SPARLING of Perth South and Pat and John GILLIS of Brussels. Dear grandmother of Jeff, Jerry, Tim, Christa, Andrea, Craig and Mark and great grandmother of Joshua, Samantha, Ryan, Jasmine, Brandon, Zachary, Tyler, Alexandria and Rebecca. Predeceased by a brother Alvin LOGAN and a sister Marguerite REID. Friends will be received at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Friday, June 2, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. A private interment will take place in Saint Marys Cemetery. In her memory donations to Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
FORTEY, Mildred (née LOGAN)
Peacefully at University Hospital in London, Ontario on Saturday, June 10th, 2006. Mildred (LOGAN) FORTEY in her 90th year. Daughter of the late Harry and Edna (AIKIN) LOGAN. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Reginald FORTEY (1976) and dear and loving mother of Eileen (Kenneth) ALLEN, Joan (Larry) HUNDERTMARK all of London, Kay (Bryn) HARRIS of Wallacetown, Linda (Robert) FEWSTER of Kilworth, Margaret (Ken) YEOMAN, Lorne FORTEY and Lois (David) WILLIAMS all of London. Predeceased by a son Bruce Warren FORTEY (1953.) Dear and loving grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Mrs. Fern DAY of Lakeside. Predeceased by sister Doris GREGORY, brothers Lorne, Arnold, Cecil, Leroy and Glen LOGAN. Sister-in-law of Rita and Shirley LOGAN. Visitation at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment at Kintore Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs FORTEY.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-14 published
QUILTY, Barbara Ellen (née ISENOR)
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, June 12, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Mathew QUILTY for 43 years. Loving mother of Doreen (Dave) NAGLE, William QUILTY, Tait QUILTY and Joanne (Brad) PARNEY. Cherished grandmother of Christina WILDS, Valerie WILDS, Trevor PARNEY, Matthew QUILTY, Joseph NAGLE, Andrew NAGLE, Sean NAGLE and great-grandchildren; Arganna NAGLE, Christina NAGLE and Michael NAGLE. Dear sister of Olive LOGAN, Margaret McCARTHY and the late Raymond, Percy ISENOR and Beatrice KAISER. Barbara will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2006, visitation one hour prior at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Lung Association would be gratefully appreciated.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
FEWSTER, Ronald George " Hawk"
Born December 30, 1949, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2006. He has left behind his family who will always remember him with love and lots of smiles. They are: His wife, best friend and soul mate Cathy; His mother, Gertie FEWSTER and her best friend, Spike LOGAN; His favourite father and mother-in-law, George and Verna RIFFEL; All who he considers his brothers and sisters: Al (Alfonse) and Marlene (WILSON) FEWSTER, Gary (SCROG) and Sue FEWSTER, Bruce (Rif) and Wendy (Wendell) RIFFEL Also all who he considers his nieces and nephews: Jess FEWSTER and Chris PEPPER, Tiffany FEWSTER and Moe MORRIS, Sarah FEWSTER and Jeff HEINBUCK, Amanda FEWSTER and Jay HORTON, Jody RIFFEL and Jamie RIFFEL, Chris ROVERS and Nick ROVERS Last but not least his beloved walking buddy Cali (his Goofy Dog). Ron was predeceased by his father Carl FEWSTER in 2002 and by his beloved Snickers in 2004. He loved from afar and has never forgotten his children, Jennifer and Jacob. He will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Ron has left behind many Friends who will always cherish his love, Friendship and sense of humor. The support of family, Friends, doctors, nurses and care workers this past year will never be forgotten by Ron, Cathy and Cali. Love and thanks to all. Anyone knowing Ron knew he loved sports, especially his golf, fishing and baseball. He really loved and treasured his walks with Snickers, Cali and Cathy. He always had a nickname for everyone. Friends and relatives are invited to join with the family for a time of memorial visitation at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, (519-539-0004) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend John FURRY officiating. A celebration of Ron's life will be held following the memorial service at the Oxford Golf and Country Club (Craigowan). Come prepared to reminisce and smile. All guests wishing to participate are asked to bring their drivers, a golf ball and tee to "Tee-it-up" on the 1st hole in Ron's memory! In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses Hospice Sakura House. "Hawk is okay riding his Harley with God's Angels"

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-04 published
LOGAN, Gary R.
Suddenly, at home in Zorra Twp., on Saturday, December 2, 2006. Gary R. LOGAN age 47 years. Beloved son of Shirley (BURCH) LOGAN and the late Glen R. LOGAN (2005.) Dear brother of Donald at home, Darrell and Vickie of R.R.#4, Saint Marys, Marie BACHNER of Owen Sound, Rosemary LOGAN and Moe of London. Sadly missed by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Janice AICKEN officiating. Interment will follow in Kintore Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Chalmers United Church, Kintore would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
GREENSLADE, John
The family of the late John GREENSLADE wish to thank Friends, relatives and neighbours for their love and support over the last 3½ months of John's life. The many cards received by John and ourselves brought comfort as did the phone calls, flowers and gifts of food. We appreciate the monetary donations made in John's memory to the John Greenslade Scholarship Fund and other charities. Many thanks to Doctor LOGAN and Staff on the 7th floor of Victoria Hospital for doing their very best to helping John. Our appreciation to all who assisted in the celebration of John's life at Cooks United Church, and the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home for their help. A special thanks to Cooks United Church Women for the delicious lunch. Lawrence, Sheila and David.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-21 published
LOGAN, William
In loving memory of William LOGAN who passed away December 21, 2004 It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn't go alone, Because part of me went with you The day God called you home. Your presence is ever near us, Your love remains with us yet, You were the kind of a father and papa, Your loved ones will never forget. Always in our hearts wife Carol and family.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-05-23 published
LOGAN, Robert " Bob"
Of Glencoe, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Beloved husband of Janet LOGAN of Glencoe. Loved by his children and stepchildren: Dale (Rick) WALTON of Denfield; Doug (Margaret) LOGAN of London; Keith (Cathy) LOGAN of London; Perry (Karen) LOGAN of Glencoe; BobbiJo LOGAN of London, Shelley LOGAN of Strathroy, Mary SMALLACOMBE of Barrie, Patti (Tom) MOORE of Strathroy, and Kym (Rick) TOPPING of Saint Thomas. Proud grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by loving parents Orland and Pearl, brother Leroy and daughter Yvonne Routley WILLIAMS. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Tuesday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. when a complete funeral service was held with Rev. Charles SEED officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bob.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-09-26 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Gordon Murray
Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Sunday, September 24, 2006, in his 75th year, Gordon Murray STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Strathroy, beloved husband of Mary (LOGAN) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART for 53 years. Father of James (Marlis) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Paul (Pat) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Joanne POOL, Richard (Debbie) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, and Margaret (John) WOODS. Predeceased by his son Jeffery (1988). Papa will be remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by sisters Joyce, Mary, and Carol, and brothers Ronnie, Gary, and Bill. A memorial service will take place at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Strathroy, on Wednesday, September 27 at 11 a.m. A private family gathering will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday evening. Donations to the Calvary Pentecostal Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home, in Strathroy, 519-245-1023.
A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Gordon.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-27 published
BROWN, Thomas S.
On February 23, 2006 at Douglas Fir Hospice. Predeceased by his beloved wife Beverley in 1995. Survived and much loved by daughters Dorothy POLUKOSHKO of Vancouver, Peg (Barry SMITHSON) of Genelle, British Columbia; sons Bill (Linda RIZZATO) of Port Alberni, Bob (Linda BROWN) of Kelowna and grand_sons Thor POLUKOSHKO (Chelsea CROOKS) of Vancouver, Karl POLUKOSHKO (Chelsea SHIMELL) of Penticton, William Rizzato BROWN of Port Alberni. Also, step-grandchildren Shawn ESKITT (Courtney and their daughter Hunter) and Terry SMY (Jim and their sons Austin and Dorian). Also, sisters Muriel (George GROOME) of Montreal, Effie KIMMERLY of Oshawa, Grace HARRIS of London, Ontario, Leslie McNUTT of Banff, brother John (Shirley SAMPSON/SAMSON) of Coles Island, New Brunswick and brother-in-law Walter LOGAN of Regina plus many nieces and nephews. Born in Toronto July 5, 1925 Tom's journey through life was rich and varied rising out of his passion and commitment to the United Church and his vision of hope using his skills of sharing and teaching. He was an agriculturist, journalist, facilitator and adult educator. Tom was most in his element when he was surrounded by people working towards a common goal. Along his life's road, Tom formed countless deep and lasting relationships and touched the lives of people all over the world. A memorial service will be held at First United Church 721 Bernard Ave. in Kelowna on Thursday March 2nd at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Helen Hobbs and Rev. Walter Logan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Church or the British Columbia Cancer Agency. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted with care to Westwood Funeral Chapel. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. M. Shepard and the entire staff at Douglas Fir Hospice for their compassionate care.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-03 published
Taps for Alfred
A beloved old soldier dies, leaving mysteries about his past unsolved, Peter CHENEY writes
By Peter CHENEY, Page M3
To some, Alfred FINLEY was a tragic icon of the Second World War, a man who had risked his life for his country only to end his days in grinding poverty, living in a Toronto garage with no running water.
Central Casting could not have found a more poignantly photogenic symbol of war than Mr. FINLEY, with his dignified face and rheumy blue eyes -- when Remembrance Day rolled around, he was photographed and filmed again and again in his Black Watch uniform, tears running down his cheeks as he recalled past battles and fallen Friends.
But to others, he was a fraud, with a military history that didn't add up and a uniform that looked like it had been pieced together as a costume by a man who wanted the limelight.
After The Globe and Mail featured him in a story two years ago, recounting an amazing military history including battles at Anzio and Tobruk and wading ashore on D-Day, veterans suggested that Mr. FINLEY was not all that he claimed to be -- the Black Watch regiment, they pointed out, didn't participate in many of the battles that Mr. FINLEY recounted. Others said his medals and insignia were not consistent. A Black Watch Association member said he could not have done all the things he said he did -- or seemed to believe that he had.
But confronted by the discrepancies, Mr. FINLEY stood by his version: "That's how I remember it," he said.
This week, the final chapter in Mr. FINLEY's strangely compelling story played out in a Brampton cemetery when he was lowered into the earth in a simple wooden casket, dressed in his disputed uniform and surrounded by people who loved him, whether his story was real or invented -- or a combination of both.
"He wasn't just a soldier to me," said Barbara HALE- FRENSCH, a teacher who befriended Mr. FINLEY more than a decade ago and considered him the "adopted grandfather" to her children. "He was a wonderful old man with a kind heart who gave away everything he had to others."
By the time of his death at the age of 86, due to complications from cancer, Mr. FINLEY had become a local character in Toronto's High Park neighbourhood, where he spent his days drinking coffee in the local McDonald's, talking to residents and cruising in his electric scooter. (He lost one of his legs due to infection after the war.)
As the 2004 Globe story recounted, he lived in abject poverty, paying $600 of his $1,000 veteran's pension to landlord Maryann SCHENBRI, who rented him space in her garage.
He was a fixture at veterans' events, rigging himself up in his Black Watch uniform and medals for the Canadian National Exhibition Warriors' Day Parade every August, and for Remembrance Day ceremonies at Old City Hall in November. He appeared in newspapers and television newscasts more than half a dozen times. "An Old Vet Remembers," one headline read.
In 1996, a photograph of Mr. FINLEY was nominated for a National Newspaper Award. His face still appears on a National Defence website.
Mr. FINLEY's passing has not made his record available -- Department of National Defence spokesmen said military records remain sealed for 20 years after death, although military officials have confirmed that an Alfred FINLEY served overseas during the Second World War.
But those who knew him best say that questions about his record should not define him.
"People knew that at least part of the story was made up," says Sherry LOW/LOWE/LOUGH- BERNIE, a High Park Pilates instructor who saw Mr. FINLEY almost every day since 2004. "People kept saying that he wasn't for real. I said, Who cares? He volunteered for his country, and he wasn't hurting anyone. It really isn't about the details of his military record. It's about an old soldier who lived in a garage without running water. Nobody should have to live the way he did."
Ms. HALE- FRENSCH, who delivered the eulogy at Mr. FINLEY's funeral, wept as she recalled how the old soldier would come to Runnymede School every morning to listen to her band rehearse, and run errands for her on his scooter. "What's important is that he loved people, and that people loved him," she said. "It's not about the details of what he really did."
Even so, many noticed that Mr. FINLEY's war stories grew and shifted over the years, often accumulating pathos and detail. He told one friend about going ashore at Normandy, but later said that he had been in Berlin on the same date. He told Ms. HALE- FRENSCH about a dramatic rescue in North Africa, where he pulled five British soldiers out of a tank that had been hit by German fire just moments before it exploded. Soon after, he told her, he had been summoned by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, who had awarded him a medal.
Gail CATNEY, an executive assistant who met Mr. FINLEY on the streets of High Park in the early 1990s, said she had been struck by his generosity. Though he was poor, he refused handouts, and often brought gifts for her, she said, recalling the time he brought her a Delft vase. "My heart went out to him," she said. "He was alone, and he had nothing."
Ms. CATNEY was one of a handful of mourners who attended Mr. FINLEY's burial this week. He never married, and had no close family in Toronto. His service was paid for by the Last Post fund, which is funded by Veterans Affairs and private donations.
Mr. FINLEY was dressed in his Black Watch uniform and cap, and a piper played Amazing Grace as his flag-draped casket was lifted by the pallbearers. The military was represented by Master Corporal Victoria LOGAN- WHITE/WHYTE, a young cadet with the 75th Toronto Scottish Regiment who had often accompanied Mr. FINLEY to veterans' events. "I knew him my whole life," she said.
Ms. CATNEY cried as she placed a red plastic poppy on Mr. FINLEY's casket before it was lowered into the grave. "Goodbye, Alfred," she said. "We love you."
Another friend of Mr. FINLEY's listened to the eulogy, then noted sadly that his possessions were sitting out on the street less than 24 hours after his death. "His mattress was at the curb, and everything he owned was in five garbage bags," she said.
Ms. SCHENBRI, his landlady, wouldn't talk about her former tenant this week, but once said that she saw nothing wrong with his living arrangements, despite the lack of plumbing and the fact that he had no privacy, since she walked through his room to get to her car.
"Please," she said. "He's like my father."
Ms. SCHENBRI did not attend Mr. FINLEY's funeral this week.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-14 published
GOUINLOCK, Margaret (née WHITE/WHYTE)
Passed away in her 86th year in Don Mills, a graduate of the University of Toronto, on Monday, June 12, 2006. Beloved wife of the late John GOUINLOCK. Loving mother of Robert (Jane) (Toronto) and Jean (Yellowknife). Devoted grandmother of Eden, Hannah and the late James. Sister of John (Anneli) and Robert (Stratford), Robin (Dan) LOGAN (Calgary,) and Anne GROTRIAN (Toronto.) Family and Friends will be received at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, (275 Lesmill Road) 416-441-1580 on Thursday, June 15, 2006 from 2: 00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (www.cnib.ca).

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-17 published
LOGAN, George Robertson
On Thursday June 8, 2006 after a fall on one of his signature walks. Always a proud maritimer, George was born, September 14, 1917 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He married, Helen, the woman who completed him, on June 1, 1945 in Montreal and finally settled in Ottawa to pursue a career in the government. In 1999, George received a Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution as a founding father of the Canadian Microelectronics Industry. George will be dearly missed by his beloved wife Helen, and his children Peter (Beth,) Susan (John SARGENT,) and David (Nancy.) He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Sarah (Rob KYLE,) Rebecca (Patrick DURNING) and great-grandchildren Maya and Penny. Dear brother of Don. He will always have a special place in the hearts of Deirdre, Lou, and his many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his many Friends in Grand Manan, New Brunswick. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, you may send memorial contributions to the Trans Canada Trail, 43 Westminister Ave. North, Montreal West, Quebec H4X 1Y8 or the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Ave, 1st Floor, Ottawa K1Y 1J8.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-03 published
BELL, Thomas Edward James (1941-2006)
After a valiant battle against cancer, our dad, husband, brother, and friend passed away Friday, June 30th at Sunnybrook Hospital. He was a loving husband and friend to Pam (née TAIT/TAITE/TATE,) a wonderful father and mentor to Catherine BELL (Kent BROWN,) Jennifer BELL (Jeff BURZYNSKI) and Kimberley BELL (Wes PARKER,) and a fabulous grandfather to John and Michael BROWN, Sidney and Grayson BURZYNSKI, and Keara PARKER. He was a cherished brother to Carolyn McLENNAN (Peter McLENNAN) and he loved and was loved by his nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Lillian BELL. After completing his B.Sc. at McGill University, (fun filled years of fraternity and playing Redman hockey), Tom began his career in business. He was a seasoned marketing, sales, and operations executive who had a passion for entrepreneurial opportunities. Tom greatly enjoyed various challenging positions that took him across Canada and around the world. Tom had a sincere love of nature. His cottage at Big Gull Lake was particularly special to him. He was a keen observer and had a deep understanding of the natural world. He was happiest in the outdoors - at his lake or in the garden. Tom will be remembered by his daughters as the best dad ever - from hours spent teaching them how to water-ski to offering his wise counsel on life's more complex issues. He was patient, reassuring, and most definitely their greatest fan. For those who knew him well, he will be missed for his passion and fight for life, his genuine positive attitude, his twinkling eyes, and bright smile. We would like to thank Doctor BERRY and his team at Sunnybrook Hospital and Doctors KOCHA, REID, and LOGAN and their team at the London Health Sciences Centre for their exceptional efforts. Tom's care at both facilities was outstanding and we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of the nurses involved in his care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the London (Ontario) Health Sciences Neuroendocrine Program, 800 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5010 London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, July 5th at 1: 00 p.m. at Lawrence Park Community Church in Toronto.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, Gladys
It is with deep sadness the family of Gladys ELLIOT/ELLIOTT announces her passing in Ottawa on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Jack ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (1959.) With the same invincible courage, conviction of character and quiet dignity, that she lived all her life, Gladys managed these last few difficult months. Quick wit, gentle humour and a gracious lady. We are all poorer for her passing, but richer for having had her. Devoted mother and closest friend of Janet ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Thomas LOGAN) and Elizabeth MALLON (Chris.) Loving and proud grandmother of Jennifer, John and Katie MALLON and Bill and Patrick LOGAN. Fond sister of Emily STERLING and the late Betty DRAVES, Ross BUSTARD, Ruby BROOKER and Robert BUSTARD. Dearest aunt to many nieces and nephews who also had life long Friends from Matheson, Don Mills and Leaside. The service will be held at Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Bracebridge on Thursday, September 28th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m., Interment Saint Thomas Anglican Cemetery, Bracebridge. As your expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel" in Bracebridge, 1-877-806-2257.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
McGILL, Ruth Gunning (formerly ZURRER, née WILLIAMS)
Born in Toronto April 10, 1921, Ruth Gunning McGILL died peacefully, with family present, at Hardy Terrace, Mt. Pleasant, Ontario Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at age 85 years. Wife of Doctor W.L.C. McGILL and former wife of the late Eric P.J. ZURRER. Survived by daughters Anne MARTIN and her husband Rick, Brantford, and Carol JANSON and her husband Andris, Ottawa, and son Robert ZURRER and his wife Lesley, Crofton, British Columbia. Predeceased by parents Anne (née McNEIL) and Charles Williams, sons Paul ZURRER (1949) and John ZURRER (1983,) brother Jack WILLIAMS and sister Betty LOGAN. Dear Manna to Heather MARTIN-TO (Justin,) Lindsay, and Erick MARTIN, Katherine, Robert and Christopher JANSON, Emily and Annie ZURRER. By her request, Ruth will be interred next to her parents in London, Ontario with a private family service. Cremation. If wished, memorial donations to the Family Council at Hardy Terrace for the Sensory Garden, 612 Mount Pleasant Rd., R.R.#2, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5L5 would be appreciated. McCleister 519-758-1553 mccleisterfuneralhome@rogers.com

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-05 published
SKELLY, Robert " Bob"
Peacefully at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site on January 2nd, 2006 in his 99th year. Predeceased by his wife Christina, to whom he was lovingly devoted. Loving uncle of Maureen PARRISH, Alexander LOGAN, Robert LOGAN, Kathleen McCOO, Gwen HOOKS, James BROWN (deceased) and Robert BROWN (deceased.) He will be dearly missed by his many Friends and relatives both here and abroad. Friends will be received at the "Eglinton Chapel" of McDougall and Brown Funeral Homes, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (just east of Dufferin) on Friday, January 6th, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
MANDEL, Dorothy
After a valiant fight with cancer, on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at her home, Dorothy MANDEL made her transition. Beloved wife of the late Harvey MANDEL. Loving mother of Dianne JOHNSON, and the late Ron EMMONS, and mother-in-law of Ronnie JOHNSON, and Felicia EMMONS. Devoted grandmother of Jelan CARLTON, and Brandon LOGAN. Dearest sister-in-law of Rhoda, and the late Garry PAYNE, and dear aunt of Laurence PAYNE. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her family and Friends. Services will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W. (three lights west of Dufferin), on Sunday, January 29th at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 416-480-4483.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-01 published
WILKINS, Alfred Thomas
Veteran World War 2
Peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care on January 30, 2006, Alfred WILKINS of Lakefield, formerly of Oshawa, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Eleanor (CHAPMAN) for nearly 59 years. Loving father and friend to his children, John (Josephine), Barbara (Ken LOGAN) and Karen (Eric SCHEFFERS). Loved by his 8 grandchildren, Amanda (Patrick MOLONEY,) Olivia and Julia WILKINS, Becky (Mark BRINKMAN), Matt LOGAN, Isaac, Sarah and Katie SCHEFFERS, and his "favourite" great-grand_son Thomas MOLONEY. Friends are invited to call at the Hendren Funeral Home, Lakefield on Thursday, February 2, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Hendren Chapel on Friday, February 3, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may sign the on-line book of condolences at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
HOOD, Margaret Evelyn (née FORTUNE)
Peacefully with her family by her side, on Monday, February 6, 2006, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Page and parents George and Maude FORTUNE. Loving mother of Robert (Faye KOSHEL), Bev (Jim COLLINS), Ginny (Fulvio) SALVATI and Frank (Debbie LOGAN.) Adoring grandma of Jesse, Tyler, Brendan, Drew, and Emily. Dear sister of the late Frank and Ken FORTUNE and Eula GROSSKURTH. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jonathan ABRAMS, Dr. Lynn BENJAMIN and Community Care Access Centre of North York and Halton - Palliative Care Units in allowing us to keep our mom at home. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held in the Ward Chapel on Thursday at 7: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Carpenter House Hospice or the Hill House Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be send to margaret.hood@wardfh.com

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
HILBERT, Russell Earl
On March 6, 2006. Beloved brother of Dorreen WEBB and the late Verna LOGAN. Dear friend of Joan DESROCHES. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. At Russell's request a private family cremation has been held. Memorial donations in memory of Russell can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bernardo Funeral Homes Ltd., 855 Albion Rd., 416-747-7231.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
PLEINIS- HILL, Wendy Susan
Wendy passed away peacefully cradled in her husband's arms on April 6th, 2006 at Toronto East General Hospital, in her 42nd year. Cherished wife and best friend of Steve. Wendy will be forever loved and dearly missed. Loving daughter of the late Ron and Margaret PLEINIS and stepmother Jean. Dear sister of Jennifer (Nick CHRISTAKOS) and brothers John, Mike (Allison) and Fred. Dear niece of Shirley GAUVIN and Richard WHALE, great-niece of Molly LOGAN. " Auntie Wee" will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Loving "Mommy" to Tiffany WEEB. Dearest daughter-in-law to Yvonne and the late Lou HILL. Sister-in-law to Sharon (Ted ROBINSON) and niece to Doug OCKENDEN. Thank you to the staff at T.E.G.H. - Intensive Care Unit for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Family and Friends may attend a Funeral Service at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road, North York, (416) 441-1580 on Tuesday, April 11th at 3 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Casual Dress.

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LOGAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
FOSTER, Anne Gibb
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Monday, April 24th, 2006 in her 71st year. Dearly loved wife of the late Jimmy FOSTER. Much loved mother of Graham and his wife Mina and Tania. Grandmother of Andrew and Cassandra. Survived by her brother Tom LOGAN of Scotland, predeceased by her brother Bertie and sister Barbara. Resting at Memorial Chapel Brooklin, 79 Baldwin Street, Brooklin Village, Whitby from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Then to the Whitby Christian Assembly, 100 Rossland Rd. W., Whitby for funeral service Thursday, April 27th, at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family.

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LOGARAKIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-16 published
WHARTON, Peter S.
Former Soccer Coach and Hockey Fanatic, Gardener 'Extraordinaire'. "Loved by everyone who met him"
In his 71st year, peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006. Peter, loving husband of Sheila. Extraordinary father of Jane (Michael), Michele, Paul (Maryke), Niki (Richard), and Mark (Gigi). Special grandpa to Erika, Braden, Emma, Jake, Luke, Monica, Rachel, Jack, and Dorian. Friends and family will be received at the Giffen-Mack "Scarborough" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (1 block west of Kingston Road), West Hill, 416-281-6800, for visitation on Friday, March 17th, 2006 between 6-8 p.m. A Private Family Service has already taken place. Special thanks to Drs. KHAN, TEPPERMAN, IRELAND, and LOGARAKIS and the Nursing Staff at the Chemotherapy Clinic at Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary Hospital, and all Health Care Staff who provided loving care during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to Palliative Interdisciplinary Network would be appreciated.

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LOGIUDICE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
ANDREWS, Thomas John
On Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family. Beloved husband for 60 years of Ruby ROBERTS. Cherished father of Brian (Sharron,) Vicki (Ron MacKERETH), Rob (Dale), Ken (Sue), Wendy (Joe LOGIUDICE), Tim (Wendy), Brett (Joanne) and Corbin (Andrea). Loved Papa to 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Henry and Jean ANDREWS. Predeceased by sisters Catherine ANDREWS and Ruth ROPER. Survived by brothers-in-law Chuck ROPER, Doug (Evelyn) and Harold (Gwen) ROBERTS. Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 28th, 2006 at 12 noon. Officiated by Dr. Brett ANDREWS (son) and Liz HONEYFORD (niece.) Cremation to follow.

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LOGOTHETOU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
LOGOTHETOU, Eleni
Peacefully at Scarborough Grace Hospital on January 25, 2006. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Effie (the late Nicholas KAPSAS,) Nicholas (Helen) and Terpsi LOGOTHETOU, special yia yia of George, John (Jennifer), Terry, Kalli, Evelyn, John and Antigoni. Dear great yia yia of Nicholas and Christopher. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2006, 7-9 p.m. at The Elgin Mills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre, 1591 Elgin Mills Road. E., Richmond Hill, 905-737-1720. Funeral Service in our Chapel Friday, January 27, 2006 at 9 a.m. Interment to follow.

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LOGUE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-06 published
DONALDSON, Margaret (née ALFORD)
Peacefully at Huronlea Home, Brussels, on Sunday December 3, 2006 Mrs. Margaret DONALDSON of Blyth in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander DONALDSON (2001.) Loving mother of Lynn and Bill LOGUE of Blyth. Cherished grandmother of Lisa and Henry FRISCHKNEC of Wingham, Lori and Joe GAZZARO of Innisfil, Michelle and Roman MASOWA of Blyth, and Deborah LOGUE of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of seven great-grandchildren. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents James and Hilda ALFORD, and by sister Dorothy (Mrs. James SCHILLACI.) A private family service will be held at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen Street, Blyth, on Thursday December 7, 2006. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. As expression of sympathy memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

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LOGUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-04 published
Roberto ARIGANELLO, Filmmaker (1961-2006)
He ran the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and its annual festival of movies rejected by Toronto International Film Festival
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S11
Toronto -- Roberto ARIGANELLO was at once a filmmaker and the heart and soul of a tiny, obscure co-operative dedicated to producing short, contemporary art films for an equally small and arcane audience.
An artist in his own right who laboured at deeply personal projects, he was devoted to his role as the executive director of the Liaison of Independent Films of Toronto, a group that celebrates movies rejected by the Toronto International Film Festival.
Called the National Salon des Refusés, the alternative film festival was inspired by an exhibition of paintings rejected by the censorious French Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1863. At the time, the Academie decided which artists received public exhibitions. Any work that strayed from realism, which reflected "good art" at the time, was rejected. In 1863, the Academie was especially judgmental and rejected 2,800 canvases. In response, the emperor, Louis Napoleon, demanded that the Academie display the rejected works in a separate exhibition called the Salon des Refusés.
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto's version of the Salon des Refusés is a non-curated selection of Canadian films that run no more than 20 minutes and were rejected by Toronto International Film Festival. The films are chosen in a lottery and selected filmmakers are reimbursed their Toronto International Film Festival entry fee. Every September, Mr. ARIGANELLO organized the Salon des Refusés from start to finish in support of independent filmmakers.
His friend and colleague, Deirdre LOGUE, said his influence and impact on the national film Community was immeasurable. It was not unusual for him to deliver film equipment to various artistic communities across Canada. In a recent edition of Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto's magazine, Film Print, he described a trip he made to a Moose Cree First Nations community in Northern Ontario in March. "Our goal is to create a media arts centre in the North," he wrote. "So I drove a minivan filled with a 16 mm Steenbeck, sound bench, 16 mm projector and workshop supplies… across the frozen Moose river to Moose Factory."
In addition, Mr. ARIGANELLO also headed up the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and was president of the film and video exhibition collective Pleasure Dome from 2000-2004. He was also a member of the advisory board of the film and television program at Humber College in Toronto and served on the executive board of the Cultural Careers Council of Ontario.
Roberto ARIGANELLO was the son of Nicolina and Giuseppe ARIGANELLO, an Italian couple who arrived in Canada in 1951. The youngest of seven children, he sometimes went missing from the family's apartment in Toronto's west end. As it happened, his mother would invariably look out the window to see him toting heavy bags of groceries up the hill for the old women and men who lived in their building. As a boy, he also came to know personal loss. His sister Connie died when he was five and his parents died within a year of each other while he was in his teens.
Mr. ARIGANELLO graduated from Ryerson University's media studies program in Toronto in 1994 and began exhibiting his work in 1995.
His work usually combined a number of different image sources and drew on influences ranging from cinema-verité and surrealism to the agit-prop films of the Cuban Santiago Alvarez. Loteria (1997), a documentary about the Mexican national lottery and the street vendors who sell the tickets, co-directed with Federico Hidalgo, combined 16 mm colour footage with black and white material shot on super-8 film and then optically printed to 16 mm. Contrafacta (2000), co-directed with Chris Gehman, was a labyrinthine animated film made using paper cutouts from medieval artworks.
Mr. ARIGANELLO's film Shelter (2001) is a multi-layered experimental film That weaves archival social commentary and recent political activism in a playful analysis of our culture's misplaced priorities. The film blends archival footage of circuses, westerns and Pierre Berton discussing the pros and cons of building a bomb shelter with a variety of such appropriated material as a homeless demonstration during the premiere of an Atom Egoyan film.
Mr. ARIGANELLO was critical of what he described as the film industry's current obsession with new digital technology. "Roberto was the spark that began my love of Super 8," said filmmaker Siue MOFFAT. "I had only worked with 16 mm before going into Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto one day and tentatively inquiring with him."
On the other hand, he was aware of the opportunities that cropped up. It was his belief that the death of film was really the chance of a lifetime.
"Every discarded piece of film equipment was worth salvaging, either for Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto or any other interested co-op, because it expanded our opportunities to make work," said long-time friend and colleague Chris KENNEDY. "He provided opportunities to use up the last rolls of regular 8 mm at the same time as he encouraged us to finish in 35 mm."
Mr. ARIGANELLO's last film, which is still in production, tells the story of his grandfather who emigrated to Argentina from Italy in the 1920s. Mr. ARIGANELLO, who twice went to Argentina to gather material, envisioned it as an experimental documentary recounting historical events that significantly contributed to his own sense of self and nationality. His dream was to see it premiered at Toronto International Film Festival or even as his own Salon des Refusé.
Roberto ARIGANELLO was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario on July 20, 1961. He died of drowning on August 13, 2006. He was swimming at Tea Lake, near Halifax. He had gone to Nova Scotia to drop off donated film equipment to the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-operative. He is survived his sisters Maria, Ness, Terry, and JoAnne, and by his brother Tony.

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LOGUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
GIRARD, Syvret Bryce
Peacefully, at Toronto Grace Hospital, after a twelve year survival of cancer, on Friday, February 24, 2006. He will be lovingly missed by his partner Jack who shared his life for 43 years. He will be missed by his brother Keith (Barbara GROVES) of Parry Sound, his nieces Nicole (Frank LOGUE), Denise (Gordon RUSSELL), and his grandnephews Christopher LOGUE and Jeffrey Bryce LOGUE. He also leaves his dear aunt Eileen of Buffalo, as well as many first cousins here and in the United States and United Kingdom. He has many wonderful Friends who sustained him through the years. Special thanks to Sunnybrook Cancer Centre and the staff of Grace Toronto Palliative Care. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Funeral Service at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to Sunnybrook Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 or to Toronto Grace Hospital, Palliative Care, 650 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4C 2G5, would be greatly appreciated.

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