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"PIA" 2006 Obituary


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PIANOSI 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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PIANOSI 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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PIASECKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-03 published
MOCHAN, David
(Retired past president of Steamfitters Local 46); Member of Branch 614 Royal Canadian Legion.
Peacefully at Scarborough on Saturday, April 1st, 2006. David beloved husband of Doreen. Dear father of David; Neil (Margaret). Loving grandfather of Shannon, Michelle, Courtney, Heather and Joanne. Brother of Jane PIASECKI and Michael of Scotland. Also remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at The Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 614), 100 Salome Doctor (Midland and Sheppard) at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6th, 2006. By family request, donations to The Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 614) would be greatly appreciated.

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PIASENTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
KING, Brian Douglas
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of family and Friends on April 25, 2006, after a courageous and inspirational battle with cancer. For 21 years, the loving husband and best friend of Elena KING (SOLDERA,) he will be deeply missed and forever in her heart. Predeceased by his parents, the late Margaret KING and George Robert "Bob" KING of Kincardine, Ontario and devoted son-in-law of Nicola SOLDERA and the late Alma SOLDERA. Brian, who was 58 years young, will be sadly missed by his sister Cathy STRIKE and her husband Jim, sister Ruth and her partner Eric, and brother-in-law Lidio SOLDERA and his wife Netti. A proud uncle to all his nieces and nephews, Stephen STRIKE (Tracy,) Christine STRIKE, Joanne HERRIMAN (T.R.,) Carolyn SKINNER (Don,) Sabrina STRONG, and Ashley, Sandra and Nicholas SOLDERA. Brian also had many wonderful Friends and in particular his long time Friends of 40 years, Craig "Hutch" HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON and Elizabeth SMEDEMA who were always there for him and Elena through this sometimes difficult journey. Brian was also extremely grateful for the love and support of special and dear Friends Sue BILLING, Maria PIASENTIN, Lucy and Mike LANGSTAFF, Frank and Marie PERRI and the members of the Greater Toronto Area Prowler Club. Brian truly enjoyed and was always thankful for the simple pleasures in life, family, Friends, good food, and a Sunday drive in his Prowler visiting Friends. He worked for Nortel Networks for 34 years before retiring in 2000 and enjoyed spending time on a variety of remodelling projects and travelling. Very special thanks to Dr. David HEDLEY and Shahnaz BASIRI of Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctor Vincent MAIDA of Etobicoke General Hospital whose wonderful care and compassion will always be remembered. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7 (west of Pine Valley Dr.), Woodbridge, Ontario, 905-851-9100, on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Woodbridge, Ontario on Monday, May 1st at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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