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LUSBY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
ROLOSON, R. Eugene
Of Sparta, passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Helen E. (GORVETT) ROLOSON (June 6, 1997.) Dearly loved father of Jeana LUSBY and her husband Scott, and cherished grandfather of Christopher and Jacquelyn LUSBY, all of Aylmer. Born in Detroit, Michigan, June 1, 1913, the son of the late Lewis and Carrie (BADGLEY) ROLOSON, he lived almost all his life in Sparta and area. Eugene worked as a rural mail carrier out of Sparta for 66 years. He was a member of Sparta United Church. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Sparta United Church gratefully acknowledged.

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LUSCOMBE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-09 published
HENDERSON, Nora Elizabeth (née WEBB)
After a short courageous battle with cancer, Nora Elizabeth HENDERSON, née WEBB surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on Saturday, April 8, 2006 in her 60th year. Beloved wife and best friend for 37 years of Dale HENDERSON. Loving mother of Todd (Lori) and Lisa HENDERSON. Dear Nana of Katelyn and Andrew HENDERSON. Survived by her mother Shirley and the late Gordon WEBB. Daughter-in-law of Ruth and the late Gilford HENDERSON. Dear sister of Janice MORPHY (Nelson,) Sylvia SCHIFFER (Jurgen), and Lori Ann LUSCOMBE (Terry). Sister-in-law of June and the late Larry DALE, and Fay BARNETT (James.) Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, Friends, patients and colleagues. Nora graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. She worked as a registered nurse in Emergency and the 8th Floor Outpatient Department of London Health Sciences Centre University Campus. Nora loved the nursing profession and the patients that she cared for. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at Faith Lutheran Church, 310 Southdale Road East, London on Wednesday, April 12 at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Harvest Mission Fund of Faith Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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LUSCOMBE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
LUSCOMBE, Lary
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, December 15, 2006, Mr. Lary LUSCOMBE of Strathroy and formerly of Saint Thomas in his 74th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Wilma (CONNOR) LUSCOMBE (2004.) Loving father of Barry (Lorri) LUSCOMBE, Jeff (Nancy) LUSCOMBE all of Saint Thomas and Brenda (Darren) THIRKETTLE of Strathroy. Will be sadly missed by loving grandchildren Ashley PODEBRY, Chris, Melissa, Steven, Laura, Jodie, Shayne, Lindsay and Jenna THIRKETTLE, great-grandfather of Christian. Survived by his sisters Kay DUBYK and Dorothy PROCTOR, sisters-in-law Hazel LUSCOMBE and Ruby (George) LEVERTON all of Saint Thomas and brother-in-law Ken EDMISON of London. Predeceased by brother Fred "Sparky" LUSCOMBE. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe St. W., on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jock TOLMAY officiating. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Lary.

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LUSCOMBE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-04-11 published
HENDERSON, Nora Elizabeth
After a short, courageous battle with cancer, Nora Elizabeth HENDERSON, née Webb, surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, on Saturday, April 8, 2006, in her 60th year. Beloved wife and best friend for 37 years of Dale HENDERSON. Loving mother of Todd (Lori) and Lisa HENDERSON. Dear Nana of Katelyn and Andrew HENDERSON. Survived by her mother, Shirley and the late Gordon WEBB. Daughter-in-law of Ruth and the late Gilford HENDERSON. Dear sister of Janice MORPHY (Nelson,) Sylvia SCHIFFER (Jurgen), and Lori Ann LUSCOMBE (Terry). Sister-in-law of June and the late Larry DALE, and Fay BARNETT (James.) Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, Friends, patients, and colleagues. Nora graduated from the Victoria School of Nursing in 1968. She worked as a registered nurse in emergency and the 8th floor outpatient department of London Health Sciences Centre University Campus. Nora loved the nursing profession and the patients that she cared for. Friends called on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 Saint_James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at Faith Lutheran Church, 310 Southdale Road East, London, on Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Harvest Mission Fund of Faith Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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LUSH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-13 published
CASWELL, Mary Elnor
Mary Elnor CASWELL a resident of Spruce Lodge, Stratford, passed away suddenly at her residence on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006, in her 83rd year. Born in St. Vincent Township, Grey County, she was the daughter of the late John J. CASWELL and the former Sarah ERSKEN. Mary was a member of Saint John's United Church, Stratford, a member of Ruth Rebekah Lodge #2 and was a former employee of International Artcraft. Lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Viola CASWELL of Meaford and many nieces and nephews and their families. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by brothers, Melville, Alex, Ray and Allan and sisters, Annie LUSH and Ethel CASWELL. Relatives and Friends may call at Spruce Lodge Chapel on Saturday, January 14th, 2006 from 1: 00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 2: 00 p.m. Greg WHITE/WHYTE, pastor of Saint John's United Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Spruce Lodge Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford, 1-519-271-5062
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LUSH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-07-20 published
BURRELL, Mona Fay
Passed away suddenly in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, July 1st, 2006 at the age of 70. Mona is survived by her husband Gordon and sons Charles (Lynn) of Kitchener, and Jason (Deanna) of Sherwoord Park, Alberta and two grandchildren, Thomas and Hayden. Remembered by step grandchildren Ryan, Rye-Patrick, Lisa and their families. Daughter of the late John and Annie (CASWELL) LUSH. She is, also, survived by sisters and brothers: Wilda of Meaford, Mervin (Muriel) of Temple Hill in Grey Highlands, Ian (Marion) of Toronto and Winnie and Joan of Owen Sound. She will be missed by sister-in-law Ellen CRAIG of Harriston and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on July 22nd, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Temple Hill United Church, corner of County Rd. 12 and sideroad 22 of Grey Highlands. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Heat and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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LUSH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-23 published
STACEY, Nelson “Nick&rdquo
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Saturday, October 21st, 2006, in his 59th year, Nick STACEY of Owen Sound and formerly of Port Elgin. Husband of Barbara STACEY. Father of Rob and his fiancée Jennifer of Uxbridge, and Nicole and her husband Tim LIENHART of Owen Sound. Papa to Deklen, Brock and Teighan. Brother of Mary and her husband Bill LUSH and Yvonne and her husband Dave KING, all of Port Elgin, and Pearce and his wife Scelena, Bob and his wife Patsy, Allan and his wife Olga, all of Newfoundland, and Dennis and his wife Brenda of Oshawa. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Norma STACEY. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Johanna STACEY, by his father and mother-in-law Cyril and Margaret PERRIER, two brothers Arch and Willis, and by one sister Marjorie. His will be missed by his much loved nephews and nieces and by great Friends. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24th, 2006. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Bob JOHNSTON officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin. Following the interment a reception will be held in the Community Room of the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com.

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LUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-30 published
COOPER, Marjorie Helen (née LICK)
Left us on March 28th in her 81st year. She passed on in peace and dignity at her Toronto home in the loving care of her family and Friends. Her family caregivers extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Giovanna SIRIANNI, Heather WHALEN, Marlene CARSCALLEN and Heather McLEAN for helping her through a mercifully brief and intense battle with cancer. Born in Calgary, educated at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa and Carleton, Marjorie was known and admired for her elegance, intellect, dry wit and peaceful spirit. Betrayed by her body, her sharp mind continued her daily ritual of completing the Globe and Mail crossword puzzle until two days before she died. She also was able to enjoy most of the televised World Championships in both skating and curling. Marjorie is predeceased by Bill COOPER, her husband of 54 years, her brother Gordon LICK of Ottawa and her daughter Margaret CRAY of Holland Landing. She leaves four children, Ian (Toronto), Doug (Powell River, British Columbia), Judy EAST (Calais, Maine), Kathy (Lindsay, Ontario), and eleven grandchildren, Valery, Alexander and Patrick COOPER, Mathew, Devon and Caitlynn PIANOSI, Graham and Heather CRAY, Jocelyn COOPER, Merryn LUSH and Alyson EAST. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Karen COOPER (nee PIANOSI,) Kate SAUNDERS, Sandra WRIGHT and sons-in-law, Paul CRAY, Richard EAST and Stuart LUSH. She lived a rich, full life that had its share of both great joy and extreme hardships. A scholarship at the age of 16 took her to Trois Pistolles, Quebec for a French immersion experience, the memory of which she treasured ever after. She met Bill in 1941 on one of many hiking and cycling expeditions in the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association. She shared Bill's keen advocacy for the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association and hosted a chuckwagon-style Canadian Youth Hostelling Association information booth at the Calgary Stampede of 1942. Marjorie served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's Division working in Halifax during the war. With Bill and four other Friends, she went on a cycling expedition to New England in 1946 visiting Boston and Cape Cod. They were married in 1948 after both completed university. Her professional career included teaching sociology at the University of Toronto and she served as Registrar of Erindale College (now Utah, Mississauga) for many years, a job that she found deeply fulfilling especially when she knew she had helped students make difficult choices in their lives. After her retirement she focused on a quiet life of spiritual questing and fulfillment and never missed the full season of the Canadian Opera Company. Her community of Friends of Grace Church on-the-Hill meant the world to her. At Grace Church she was a member of the Altar Guild, the Cariboo Group, the Adult Christian Education Committee and she was the founder and moving spirit of The Book and Film Club. Serving as librarian, she was instrumental in the development and maintenance of the Church library. Her spiritual path also led her to become an oblate with the Sisters of St. Benedict in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her many contributions to the Church were recognized last Spring in the Award for Meritorious Service, an honour that, very quietly, gave her great pride. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2006, 11 a.m., Grace Church On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road with luncheon and reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital or the Palliative Care Unit at South Lake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket where her daughter received such excellent care.

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LUSH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
COOPER, Marjorie Helen (née LICK)
Left us on March 28th, 2006, in her 81st year. She passed on in peace and dignity at her Toronto home in the loving care of her family and Friends. Her family caregivers extend heartfelt thanks to Doctor Giovanna SIRIANNI, Heather WHALEN, Marlene CARSCALLEN and Heather McLEAN for helping her through a mercifully brief and intense battle with cancer. Born in Calgary, educated at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa and Carleton, Marjorie was known and admired for her elegance, intellect, dry wit and peaceful spirit. Betrayed by her body, her sharp mind continued her daily ritual of completing the Globe and Mail crossword puzzle until two days before she died. She also was able to enjoy most of the televised World Championships in both skating and curling. Marjorie is predeceased by Bill COOPER, her husband of 54 years, her brother Gordon LICK of Ottawa and her daughter Margaret CRAY of Holland Landing. She leaves four children, Ian (Toronto), Doug (Powell River, British Columbia), Judy EAST (Calais, Maine), Kathy (Lindsay, Ontario), and eleven grandchildren, Valery, Alexander and Patrick COOPER, Mathew, Devon and Caitlynn PIANOSI, Graham and Heather CRAY, Jocelyn COOPER, Merryn LUSH and Alyson EAST. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Karen COOPER (nee PIANOSI,) Kate SAUNDERS, Sandra WRIGHT and sons-in-law, Paul CRAY, Richard EAST and Stuart LUSH. She lived a rich, full life that had its share of both great joy and extreme hardships. A scholarship at the age of 16 took her to Trois Pistolles, Quebec for a French immersion experience, the memory of which she treasured ever after. She met Bill in 1941 on one of many hiking and cycling expeditions in the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association. She shared Bill's keen advocacy for the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association and hosted a chuckwagon-style Canadian Youth Hostelling Association information booth at the Calgary Stampede of 1942. Marjorie served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's Division working in Halifax during the war. With Bill and four other Friends, she went on a cycling expedition to New England in 1946, visiting Boston and Cape Cod. They were married in 1948 after both completed university. Her professional career included teaching sociology at the University of Toronto and she served as Registrar of Erindale College (now Utah, Mississauga) for many years, a job that she found deeply fulfilling especially when she knew she had helped students make difficult choices in their lives. After her retirement she focused on a quiet life of spiritual questing and fulfillment and never missed the full season of the Canadian Opera Company. Her community of Friends of Grace Church on-the-Hill meant the world to her. At Grace Church she was a member of the Altar Guild, the Cariboo Group, the Adult Christian Education Committee and she was the founder and moving spirit of The Book and Film Club. Serving as librarian, she was instrumental in the development and maintenance of the Church library. Her spiritual path also led her to become an oblate with the Sisters of St. Benedict in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her many contributions to the Church were recognized last Spring in the Award for Meritorious Service, an honour that, very quietly, gave her great pride. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2006, 11 a.m., Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, with luncheon and reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital or the Palliative Care Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket where her daughter received such excellent care.

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LUSIGNAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-07 published
ANDERSON, Pearl Aileen (née WOOLLEY)
Peacefully at Lee Manor in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006. Pearl Aileen ANDERSON (née WOOLLEY,) in her 90th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Paul ANDERSON. Loving mother of Douglas and his wife, Barbara, of Shallow Lake, Alan and his wife, Marie, of Toronto, Leslie, of Allenford and Michael and his wife, Marlene, of Oliphant. Proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pearl was the last member of a generation in the Woolley family of Meaford. Special aunt to Terry and Adele ARMSTRONG. Pearl will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary WOOLLEY; her brothers, Bill, Elliott and Fred WOOLLEY; her sisters, Leone HEPPLE, Alma PIDGEON, Ethel STAFFORD, Eva LUSIGNAN and Alice DRAPER. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Pearl ANDERSON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 9th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Lieutenant Mary MILLAR officiating. Spring interment in Zion Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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LUSKUS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
SMYTH, Veronica
At Norview Lodge Nursing Home on Sunday, January 29, 2006, in her 89th year. Will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews Veronica MARTIN (SMYTH,) Shannon COPPERTHWAITE, Bubsie PINTER, Linda ANGLE, Bill WILSON, Tom WILSON, Pat REID, Michael SMYTH, Heather SMYTH, Veronica LUSKUS and their families. Cherished great-aunt to her great-nephews Nicholas MARTIN, Stephen COPPERTHWAITE, Brad WILSON and great-niece Debbie JONES. Predeceased by her brothers William, James, Charles and Michael and sisters Mary, Annie, Winnie and Margaret. Also predeceased by her niece Meg CHAMPAGNE and nephew David WILSON. Veronica was the first female principal in the Montreal Catholic School Commission from 1966-1976. She was a co-founder of the Thomas Moore institute for adult education in Montreal. Veronica was very active in the Catholic Church for many years. Veronica had touched many lives throughout her life. Friends were invited to share memories of Veronica at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers were said at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in Port Dover on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Father Pio BEORCHIA celebrant. Interment followed at Port Dover Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Baldocks 519-426-0291

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LUSSI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-20 published
Osborne COLSON, Skating Coach (1916-2006)
Eccentric and prickly, the 'Jurassic Park' of skating won prewar national titles, directed Barbara Ann Scott's professional tour and coached a parade of top-notch competitors
By Beverley SMITH, Page S7
Toronto -- Osborne COLSON was the last of an era, an old figure-skating world of blueblood families, of impeccable manners and proper etiquette. "He stood alone in an era of figure skating that has long gone," said Toller CRANSTON. "He was the Jurassic Park of the Barbara Ann SCOTT era."
Mr. COLSON's father, Henry, was one of the founders of the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, an institution that was like mecca for the skater who won the 1936 and 1937 Canadian men's championships.
His cousin, Cecil SMITH, finished second to Sonja Henie at the 1930 world championship. Mr. COLSON was a walking history book of figure skating. He lived it. He met Ms. Henie at a skating show in Toronto. He directed and choreographed Barbara Ann SCOTT's Canadian professional tour in the early 1950s. He took Donald JACKSON under his wing when he became a professional skater during the 1960s. "His great accomplishment was producing some of the most unique skaters in history," Mr. CRANSTON said. "He moulded the minds of splendidly artistic people who went on to even greater heights than he."
All this from a Toronto boy, who joined the Dominion Bank in 1935 as the youngest teller in its history. According to a Toronto Cricket Club history book, "both bank and his father thought Osborne was a good prospect for promotion with an ideal future in finance."
Mr. COLSON earned $32 a week. He took a temporary leave of absence when he landed a $500-a-week, 20-week contract as the star of Ice Follies. He never returned.
Through his Ice Follies adventure, he met and worked with Joan Crawford and Jimmy Stewart. Later, he was introduced to stars such as Boris Karloff, Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan and Judy Garland.
He was also one of the true eccentrics of the sport. Mr. COLSON rarely invited anyone to his Toronto apartment, not even his 60-year friend, Ellen BURKA, who had been Mr. CRANSTON's coach. He rarely let anyone inside his private life, but then maybe he was "a sphinx without a secret," Mr. CRANSTON said.
Ms. BURKA said skating was his life. He went to every little competition. He'd drive all over the city and teach at six different rinks every day until, at 75, he finally settled at the cricket club. For all that, he still worked at different rinks. This was risky business, because he was widely known as a rather erratic driver.
Except for his red cap, Mr. COLSON dressed conservatively. Mr. CRANSTON, however, believes he really wanted to be rather baroque. "He was always after my clothes. Many, many times I gave him things that he liked. COLSON didn't quite have the guts to be flamboyant, yet he admired it in others. He always wanted my coats."
Once, when Mr. COLSON and Ms. BURKA visited Mr. CRANSTON at his Toronto home, the coach took one look at the skating outfits in a closet, and began to try them on. "They were all his crazy costumes from the '70s -- all glitter," Ms. BURKA said.
He tried on a turquoise number, the most glittery of them all, waltzed into the room and began to dance. "We had a party," she said, laughing.
He had lots of frank opinions on many subjects. It was not something he developed in later life. The legendary coach Gus LUSSI taught Mr. COLSON for six years and once said: "He was a very well-behaved child with good discipline, although he was rather an opinionated boy. He had unique views and ideas about everything."
It's no surprise that Mr. CRANSTON calls him "madly eccentric." But he adds that the coach was really quite funny "as long as you were out of range." He could be prickly. Ms. BURKA calls him mean. Mr. CRANSTON refers to him as the "red-hot stinger." People feared him, wondering if they'd be next. Few escaped.
"At any second of the day or night, he could stick you with a [verbal] sword that would leave you flat on the ground," Mr. CRANSTON said. "One might say he was difficult."
Ms. BURKA referred to him as her "best friend and loving enemy."
"Everybody knew it. I got used to it," she said. "In the beginning, he would call me the most horrible names. I talked back to him, then we had a fight. Then, of course, we didn't look at each other and sat in the coffee shop back to back."
One of these fights lasted six months, another three months. Ms. BURKA also knew how to push his buttons. When she saw he was in a bad mood, she'd provoke him further. "Did I ever get it."
At the very least, Mr. COLSON kept her on her toes, she said. She always arrived at the rink well dressed with her hair perfectly coiffed, because if she didn't, "I got hell."
Finally, about 15 years ago, Mr. COLSON approached Ms. BURKA and told her: "Look, I think we are a little bit too old for this. Let's face each other again."
Obviously, he was one of a kind. "There can never be anything like him again," Mr. CRANSTON said. Yet, he always remained current. Ms. BURKA said he had the mind of a 25-year-old. And he had a Genghis Khan-like character that survived being booted out of the cricket club by a group that didn't understand his significance, according to Mr. CRANSTON. "It was like taking the goldfish out of the goldfish bowl. To a normal person, that would have been the death rattle. But COLSON rose from the ashes, went to the Granite Club and spawned this Patrick CHAN, this hot little thing."
The diamond in his crown was Sarah KAWAHARA, who studied with the coach when he set up the Banff Fine Arts skating school in 1960. Ms. KAWAHARA went on to become one of the great choreographers in the sport, winning an Emmy for her work on the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and another for Scott Hamilton's television special, Upside Down. She also was responsible for Mr. Hamilton's successful skating career.
Ms. KAWAHARA, who took the red-eye flight last night from Los Angeles so she could attend the funeral today, said of Mr. COLSON: "He formed me. Mr. C showed me the path, and he was also the source of great inspiration and strength. He's responsible for everything I've done in my life and career. He was not just a skating teacher but a teacher of life."
Over the years, Ms. KAWAHARA and Mr. COLSON kept in touch at least every two weeks. "It's very difficult to know that I can't call him any more," she said.
Like Ms. KAWAHARA, Mr. COLSON's skaters always had "infinite class," Mr. CRANSTON said. "They were a cut above the others."
His work, Mr. CRANSTON said, should have been on the Broadway stage, not the ice rink. He's watched many COLSON products in skating shows and "my mouth would drop open," he said. "They were so great. That kind of skater cannot ever exist again because there aren't any other COLSONs to produce it."
Mr. COLSON's last master project was Patrick CHAN, a Toronto skater who glides over the ice with great speed and wonderful edges -- all COLSON hallmarks. Mr. COLSON predicted that Mr. CHAN, who is just 15, would make a splash at the 2010 Olympics and that he'd try to stick around to guide him there.
But all was not well with Mr. COLSON in the past year. He ended up in hospital for nine weeks with an infection after a youngster on a bicycle collided with him. Somehow, he talked his doctors into letting him out of the hospital for a weekend. Instead of resting, however, he headed to the Thornhill Summer Competition, where he coached Mr. CHAN from the boards. While he was in hospital, he designed the young skater's outfit, too.
The intrepid Mr. COLSON accompanied Mr. CHAN when he finished sixth at the world junior championship in Slovenia last March, but he was so frail that three doctors treated him there.
In the spring, he was involved in a car accident, breaking his collarbone and suffering head injuries. It proved to be his undoing. He underwent two surgeries to remove blood clots from his brain but then developed pneumonia.
The CHAN family was with him when he died. "Patrick said goodbye very close to his ears and vowed to skate his best for him," said his mother, Karen. "He knew Patrick had landed his quad toe."
It was a dismal day for Ms. BURKA, who at first glance thought Mr. COLSON an unusual character when she met him in 1952. For years, she had worked while facing him from the other side of the rink. They had a private joke, a pact in which they'd warn each other if their mouths had opened too wide. "It hit me hard that I cannot see him any more…. I had to cry.
"I enjoyed him all my life," she said. "It was fun to fight with him and to talk with him. Everybody is so boring. It is a big vacuum for me. I will miss him terribly."
Osborne COLSON was born in Toronto on March 31, 1916. The Canadian figure skating hall of fame member died in hospital in Toronto on Friday, July 14, 2006. He was 90. He is survived by his brother, James Hall COLSON.

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LUSSIER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
DOHERTY, Patricia Helen (ELLIS)
Safe in the arms of Jesus, Patricia Helen DOHERTY (ELLIS) on Monday, December 11, 2006, in her 94th year. Dearly loved Mother of Patricia BOYACHEK and her husband Max, Diane FAUBERT and her husband Gilles. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Joy McGUIRE and her husband Wally, Trish STRINGER and her husband Graham, John BOYACHEK and his wife Sandra, Jim BOYACHEK and his wife Jaime, Janet HALLAM and her husband Chris, Joe BOYACHEK and his wife Heather, David FAUBERT and his wife Christa, Mark FAUBERT and his wife Stephanie, and Carolyn FAUBERT and Isaac. She is also survived by 12 Great-grandchildren. Sister to Jean LUSSIER and brother George ELLIS, sister-in-law Margaret ELLIS. Pre-deceased by her husband Kenneth and her sisters Marguerite SEARS, Kathleen TAILOR/TAYLOR, Vivian DALES and her brother Frank ELLIS. A special thank you to the compassionate loving staff at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Delaware for the exceptional care given to Pat (Daisy). Graveside service to be held at Urgel Bourgie Les Cimetières-Jardin, Montreal on Thursday December 14th, 2006 at 12: 30. Memorial service to be held at West Park Baptist Church, London, Ontario on Saturday December 16th at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend John BOYACHEK officiating. As an expression of sympathy a memorial donation may be made to her church, West park Baptist Church Building Fund, 1151 Royal York Rd., London, Ontario, N6H 3Z7 or to the charity of your choice.

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LUSSIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-19 published
MELNIK, Dymitro
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Dymitro, suddenly at home on March 17, 2006 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Helena for 60 years. Loving father of Olga OLSZAK and her husband Henry, Tanya COLOMBO and her husband Gino, and Ursla LUSSIER and her husband Mark. Beloved grandfather of Robert (fiancee Lyne), Susan, Stephanie, Jennifer, Jessica and Mathew. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Doctor SPECTOR for the care and support hegave over many years. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W. (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) on Monday from 5-9 p.m. Panachida at 7: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church (3625 Cawthra Rd.) on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Volodymyr Cemetery. In Dymitro's memory, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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LUSTIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-20 published
SALMONS, Ann Ruth (née LUSTIG)
Peacefully, on Monday, September 18, 2006. Daughter of the late Moishe and Malka LUSTIG. Dear sister of the late Nathan LUSTIG. Aunt of Marcella ANDRE, Janet TORFF, and Catherine EISNER. Great Aunt of Anju, Hera, Hilary, and Jarryd. Cousin of Shirley LUSTIG. Ann enjoyed a long and successful career at The Globe and Mail, where she worked for 45 years until her retirement. A graveside service will be held at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section on Wednesday, September 20th at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Ann Ruth Salmons Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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LUSTIG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
LUSTIG, Mary Anne
Quietly after a long, well lived life on September 17th, 2006 at the Claremont Retirement Residence in her ninety-ninth year. She was predeceased by her loving husband Alex (1968) and her daughter Eva RYAN (1997.) Born in Czechoslovakia on January 12, 1908, Mary Anne and her husband came to Canada in 1938. Mary Anne was much loved and will be fondly remembered by her family and many Friends. Proud grandmother of Janice RYAN (John and their children Alison and Joelle) of Newmarket, Jo-Anne RYAN (Brian and son Taylor) of Toronto, Ted RYAN (Deena and children Michaela, Oliver and Francesca) of Ottawa, and Tammy FENSTERMAKER (Bill and son Cordt) of Denver; also mother-in-law to Ed RYAN (Noella) of Burlington. The family would like to thank the staff at the Claremont Retirement Residence for their excellent care. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends are invited to join her family in a celebration of Mary Anne's life on the afternoon of Saturday, November 4th in Toronto. Please contact the family for details. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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