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LOMAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
MONTAG, Brenda Anne (née LOMAS)
Age 50, passed away at Scarborough General Hospital on March 17th, 2006. Adored wife of Tom, cherished daughter of Eileen LOMAS and the late Fred LOMAS. Best friend of brother Fred DAN. She went peacefully after a brave, determined struggle with cancer. She will be sorely missed by all family and Friends who loved her so much. Visitation will take place at Giffen-Mack 'Scarborough' Funeral Home And Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E., West Hill (west of Kingston Rd.), 416-281-6800 on Sunday, March 19th from 2-4 p.m. A complete Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, March 20th, 2006 at 1 p.m. If so desired, donations to "Wellspring" would be appreciated (www.wellspring.ca 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto M4N 3M5).

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LOMAX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-09 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Doctor Ralph
Passed away peacefully, at age 66, on Monday, November 6, 2006 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in the company of his beloved wife of 43 years, Ginny. He will be greatly missed by his mother-in-law, Anne LOMAX. He was a devoted and caring father to his loving twin daughters, Cathy and Jackie, and their husbands John and Michael. Ralph's family grew to include his adored grandchildren, Jenelle and Noah. His commitment to his patients, and dedication to serving the community and the needy of the world as a proud Rotarian, exemplified his attitude of living life with conviction and passion. Cremation has taken place. Family and Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main St. E., Cambridge on Friday, November 10 from 4-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Saint_John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with reception to follow at the church. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Kids Ability, the Rotary Club of Cambridge (Preston-Hespeler), or the Rotary Foundation of Canada, www.tlittlefuneralhome.com

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LOMBARDI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
LOMBARDI, Johnny (December 4, 1915-March 18, 2002)
In Loving Memory on the fourth anniversary of the passing of Johnny LOMBARDI, musician, Canadian World War 2 veteran, family man, impresario, entrepreneur broadcaster and founder of CHIN Radio/Television International.
Johnny is dearly missed by wife Lena, son Lenny, wife Grace and daughter Alessandra; daughter Donina, husband Wolfgang and children Sasha and Alexander; daughter Theresa, and children John-Vincent, Cristina and Rob.
He had such a gift to recall each and every one that he met
With his charming ways and smiling face
And he was, in turn, beloved by all
His legacy goes on, for always he will be loved, remembered, treasured
Forever in our memory.

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LOMBARDO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-06 published
Chris DOTY revealed London
The historian and filmmaker was branching out into theatre when he died.
By Patrick MALONEY, Free Press Reporter, Mon., February 6, 2006
Chris DOTY's last work was also his best, say Friends left reeling by the sudden death of the noted historian, writer and London "treasure."
Though DOTY, 39, had spent little more than a year focused on stage productions, his latest script -- about London-bred marijuana activist Marc EMERY -- pointed to a future full of theatrical promise.
"We really did see him as having the Midas touch in theatre," said Jason RIP, who with DOTY co-wrote Citizen Marc, which ended its debut downtown run Saturday.
"He was really savvy. That's why he was such a success."
Another of DOTY's recent stage productions, The Donnelly Trial, was a rousing success and DOTY planned to reprise it this summer.
Citizen Marc was met with much praise, including by Emery himself.
But DOTY will likely be best remembered for his documentary films, an impressive body of commercially-friendly work that chronicled London's often unappreciated, and nearly forgotten, stories.
"He said, 'There's no point in doing something that people don't want to see," RIP said. "His real skill was his ability to promote."
As a friend and valued source to news reporters, DOTY was always available for a short London history lesson or a sharp, funny quote.
His sense of humour and appreciation for quirky, fascinating facts is also clear on his website, dotydocs.com.
Its content includes a list of the city's ghost legends, a catalogue of local Unidentified Flying Object sightings and stories of criminals in London executed for their crimes. It also details the storied history of such London hotspots as Wonderland Gardens and the Seven Dwarfs restaurant.
It's clear the man who brought London history to life won't be soon forgotten, said RIP, who is eager to see a "fitting tribute" to DOTY's work.
A remarkable attention to detail earned DOTY the respect of fellow historians.
He was cutting a similar swath in the city's theatre community, said Patsy MORGAN, who formerly lived with and dated DOTY.
"He touched so many of their lives," she said yesterday. "They all really, really respected him. There was so much for him yet to do and I just miss my friend."
Above all, however, DOTY had the admiration of his family, including brother Grant and mother Gwyneth.
"I was very proud of him," Grant said Saturday. "His work was just so superior to anything I could think of doing.
"He gave so much of himself. He truly loved London."
Visitation is today at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral is tomorrow at Metropolitan United Church at 11 a.m.
Definitive DOTY
Among the work of London historian, documentary filmmaker and playwright Chris DOTY, 39, who died Friday:
Stage
- His scripts included The Donnelly Trial, about the unsolved 1880 massacre of the Lucan-area Donnelly clan, and Citizen Marc, about pot activist Marc EMERY.
- Established the Brickenden Awards, honouring the city's best theatrical work.
Film
- In 1995, established Doty Docs, a production company to "create and foster audio-visual projects about London's history."
- His documentaries chronicled local events, including the 1939 royal visit and the disastrous 1937 flood. They also spotlighted city institutions, including the Grand Theatre, London Knights and Storybook Gardens
Online
- His website, dotydocs.com, is full of quirky items about London, from Unidentified Flying Object sightings to a biography of big-band leader Guy LOMBARDO.
- Two long-lost sisters separated after the 1951 London execution of their father, Walter George ROWE, reunited after reading DOTY's online story about ROWE. " Give DOTY all the credit," an emotional Georgina ROWE said.

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LOMBARDO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-11 published
LOMBARDO, Guy " Hubert"
Peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, Guy "Hubert" LOMBARDO, beloved husband of 42 years to Jean (nee NORTON) LOMBARDO, in his 97th year. Predeceased by his twin sisters Josephine MARCOTTE and Phyllis ROSSO. Also cherished by his many nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 7 o'clock.

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LOMBARDO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
LOMBARDO, Guy Hubert
In his 97th year died in his sleep Wednesday September 6, 2006. Devoted husband and helpmate to his beloved wife Jean (née NORTON) LOMBARDO, (Mt. Hope, London). Hubert was predeceased by his parents Frank (1937) and Josephine (1983) LOMBARDO, as well as his 2 sisters Josephine MARCOTTE (2000) and Phyllis ROSSO (2005) and their spouses. He is survived by Jean's sister Peggy FRAUMENI. Although Hubert had no children of his own, he was dearly loved and admired by his many nephews and nieces and their families. He will be especially missed by his niece Janis (Marcotte) CASCADDEN and her husband Richard, as well as Jean's nephew Wayne THORPE. Hubert's cousins included the family members of "Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians." A proud, life long resident of London, Ontario, Hubert was known by many as the "Mayor of the Market" for his almost daily visits there over the years. His extensive knowledge of London's history amazed everyone who knew him. Hubert was a kind and gentle man who always had an inquisitive mind and a keen interest in other people. He was a great cook and shared his love of food with many. Hubert, our family gatherings won't be the same without you. You will be missed by all. Many thanks to the Community Care Access Centre and Victorian Order of Nurses for their help and support. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. Memorial donations to the Saint Peter's Basilica Building Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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LOMBARDO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-15 published
Market loses 'mayor'
By Randy RICHMOND, Free Press Reporter, Fri., September 15, 2006
The man considered the mayor of the Covent Garden Market -- and the last to bear the name of London's most famous son -- has died.
The death September 6 of Hubert LOMBARDO, 96, marks the end of an era in London for several reasons, those who knew him said yesterday.
For many Londoners, LOMBARDO was known as the cousin of famous bandleader Guy LOMBARDO and the holder of the rich family lore.
For many more, Hubert was the visible symbol of the deep roots of this city's downtown farmer's market.
"He was almost the mayor of the market," said writer and friend Herman GOODDEN.
As a little boy, the stories go, Hubert LOMBARDO walked each day with his mother to the market for groceries.
He became a familiar sight, pulling his little red wagon, filled with produce, to the family home near the Labatt brewery.
So it went until he married teacher Jean NORTON in 1964, at age 54. His late-in-life marriage was due to the fact he had looked after his elderly mother for years, visiting her every day, GOODDEN said.
"Hubert had a shy soul and a really good heart."
After that, LOMBARDO and his wife made daily trips to the market, shopping for food and then stopping for coffee and conversation.
The two were chosen to cut the special pasta ribbon to open the new market October 21, 1999, signalling the start of the downtown revitalization.
Almost every day since, the elderly couple came in, Hubert in a suit and Jean, who still lives in London, dressed in finery, said Ian GREASLEY, owner of Bloomers flower shop.
"This was his spot. The two of them always looked like a couple in love. They always had that smile."
Christmas was a big deal to the couple and they made sure everyone celebrated, GOODDEN said.
"He had a really booming voice. The floorboards rumbled when he talked. He got so excited sometimes, he would get ahead of himself.
"Whenever he was talking to one of my brothers, he would just say, 'DaveTedBobSteve,' said GOODDEN, whose real name is Steve. (Herman was a nickname given him as a child.)
LOMBARDO was eight years younger than his famous cousin Guy, who became the leader of the big band The Royal Canadians, starting the worldwide singing of Auld Lang Syne at New Year's.
"He was really funny about Guy. He was really proud of Guy," GOODDEN said. But he didn't have his other brothers' passion for music.
As members of the family passed away, Hubert became tapped more and more to help the Lombardo Music Centre and now-defunct Royal Canadian Big Band Music Festival.
"He was very supportive of the festival," said co-founder Tyrone TRAHER. "He had a great knowledge of Guy LOMBARDO and was a very good source of factual information."
There are no other family members with the LOMBARDO name left in London, said Doug FLOOD, longtime supporter of the Lombardo Music Centre.
"It's the end of that generation," he said.

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LOMBARDO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
LOMBARDO, John Leslie
At the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, October 6, 2006. John Leslie LOMBARDO of Parkhill in his 69th year. Funeral Services will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street Parkhill on Thursday, October 19th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery. Send condolences to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son will plant a tree in memory of Mr. Lombardo.

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LOMBARDO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-03 published
LOMBARDO, Guy, 1977 -- Died This Day
Musician and band leader born Gaetano LOMBARDO, on June 19, 1902, in London, Ontario
With the help of his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor, plus some musician Friends from Southern Ontario, in 1924 he formed a big band called the Royal. During a career that spanned 42 years, he and the band produced "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven." He composed 300 songs and sold more than 300 million records, including bestsellers Humoresque (1946), Easter Parade (1947) and the Third Man Theme (1950). From 1929 to 1962, he broadcast Auld Lang Syne from New Year's Eve celebrations in New York. He also found time to race high-powered hydroplane boats and in 1946 won the Gold Cup.

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LOMLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
PORTER, Muriel Aida
Passed away, on Saturday, January 7, 2006, at Sunset Manor, Collingwood, at the age of 94. Muriel of Collingwood (formerly of Etobicoke), beloved wife of the late David PORTER (2000.) Loving step-mother of David and his wife June of Wasaga Beach. Dear grandma of David (Andrea,) Charlene DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, and Ken (Michele.) Great-grandma of 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Jack and her sister Evelyn. Dear aunt of Jack (Lueilla) LOMLEY and Jack (Vivian) PAULLEY. She will be missed by her dear Friends Marjorie and Frank HAASE. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (1-866-428-2637), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 3962 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke (at Shaver), for the Funeral Service at 3 o'clock. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. For more information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca.

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LOMORO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
KAUFMAN, Solomon " Sol"
Passed away quietly at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Sol KAUFMAN of Bradford, at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of Janet (ELLACOTT.) Dear stepfather of Charlotte LOMORO and Robert CLARKE. Loving grandfather of 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Westminster Cemetery, Toronto. Donations to the Cardiac Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket would be appreciated.

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LOMUTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
GROCHOLSKI, Richard
Suddenly on Friday, April 7, 2006. Richard, beloved son of Marion BURGESS and the late Joseph GROCHOLSKI. Loving brother of Dian LOMUTI, Barbara BIERNAT, Christine ZELDIN, Patricia BUCCI and the late Alexander. Beloved uncle to Patrick, Dennis, Steven, Brenda, Catherine, Lisa and Sean. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cremation. The family would appreciate having trees planted in memory of Richard. Tree planting or condolences may be arranged at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com

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