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PITAWANAKWAT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-04-05 published
Valentine Ernest RECOLLET
In loving memory of Valentine Ernest RECOLLET, of Lansing, Michigan, age 61, born February 14, 1945 in Wikwemikong, ON, passed away March 23, 2006 at his home.
He was the son of Elie and Annie RECOLLET, both predeceased him in 1973 and 2004 respectively. His brother, Eugene, predeceased him in 1973.
Valentine retired in January of this year after 38 years of service at Fisher Body and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 682. His pastimes included spending time with his family, going to his camp in Point Grondine, Ontario and restoring cars. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Agnes (nee MANITOWABI,) sons, Fabian (Jamie,) Eli (Patty,) Shawn (Teresa,) daughter Delores, grandchildren Joseph, Darren, Keegan, Marissa and Zachary. Brother of Annabelle (Lawrence), Lynda (Blair), Donna (Stewart), Patrick (Ann-Marie), Carolyn (Frank), Elizabeth (Gary), Jimmy (Debbie), Veronica (Jim), Freda (Donnie), Bernadette (Tim), Debbie (Gary), Mary (Mark), Joseph (Polly), Peter (Hans), Corinne (Bill), Paul (Mike). Brother-in-law to William predeceased (Marjory), Daniel (Doris), Maxie (Gertie), Richard (Marylou), Veda (Ambrose), Mabel, Darlene, Elizabeth (Gerard). Also survived by Vera PITAWANAKWAT, Norman and Isadore RECOLLET, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Services held at Field and Leik Funeral Home,
Dimondale, Michigan. Eulogist, Shauna PITAWANAKWAT. Mass service provided by
Gilbert PITAWANAKWAT. Final resting place at Point Grondine, Ontario.

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PITAWANAKWAT o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-06-07 published
Gary ROGERS
Gary ROGERS of Wikwemikong passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre,
Little Current on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of
Marie (née PITAWANAKWAT) at home. Dear son of the late Ralph and Irene
(GUAY) ROGERS. Loving father of Anakwat ROGERS of Wikwemikong. Dear brother
of Lynda (Mrs. Richard GURBAND) of Laporte, Indiana and Jacqueline (Mrs.
Raymond LALONDE) of Espanola and the late Eugene CHARRON (Snookie.) Gary
retired from Somerville Merchandising, Toronto as a Senior Prototype Tool
and Die Maker after 36 years of service. He loved the outdoors, fishing,
boating and his campfire. Gary was a people person and all enjoyed his witty
humour. His woodworking was his hobby. He had a heart of gold and enjoyed
surprising Friends with little gifts. Rested at Saint Anthony Daniel Roman
Catholic Church, Kaboni on Thursday, June 1st from 2: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass
will be held from Saint Anthony Daniel Church at 2: 00 p.m. with Father Doug
McCARTHY officiating. Cremation to follow. If so desired, donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Bourcier
Funeral Home, Espanola.

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PITCARIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-27 published
BROWN, Norma (SULLY)
Peacefully with her son and granddaughter by her side at Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday, February 25th, 2006, Norma (SULLY) BROWN in her 88th year. Dear wife of the late Irving G. BROWN (1988.) Dear mother of Sharon ACRES and her husband Richard of Alvinston, Jo Ann BLAY and her husband David of Forest and Kevin BROWN and his partner Leslie CHRISTENSEN of London. Dear sister of Lloyd SULLY of New Zealand, Bert SULLY of Quebec, Elaine MOFFATT and Keith SULLY of Ottawa and Betty SYMONS of Quebec. Predeceased by her sister Vera PITCARIN. Also loved by her 10 grandchildren and her 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive Friends one hour prior to the memorial service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at 12: 00 p.m. with Reverend Arthur G. HILEY officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London Ontario, N6A 3A1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca.

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PITCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-05 published
POTTS, Eleanor (née KILBOURNE)
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday February 4, 2006, Eleanor POTTS (née KILBOURNE) of Woodstock in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Milton POTTS (1968) and dear friend of Vincent ARMSTRONG of Niagara Falls. Cherished mother of Marlene STEINMAN and her husband Neil of Woodstock and Robert POTTS and his wife Shirley of Nepan. Dear sister of Marjory WRIGHTON of London and the late William KILBOURNE (1985) of Kilworth. Loving grandmother of Pamela PETERS (Mark) of Woodstock, Andrew PITCHER (Sharn) of Calgary, Jodilynn PITCHER of London, Janet CURICO (Frank) of Nepean and Gary POTTS (Mariane) of Lively. Dear aunt of Karen WAIDE of Sarnia, Bill WRIGHTON of London, Shirley POTTS of Burlington, Marilyn MacRAE of Burlington and Jim POTTS of London. Eleanor will be sadly missed by relatives, Friends and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Sunday after 6: 00 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel Sunday at 8: 00 p.m. with Major Jack STRICKLAND officiating. Contributions to the Woodstock Hospital Building Fund or the Alzhiemer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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PITCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-18 published
McJANNET, Jean " Jane" McAuley (ANDREW)
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, February 16, 2006, in her 99th year. Jean passed away peacefully and with dignity at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Reunited with her husband Jim (1982), her son Jim (1988) and all 5 of her siblings. Survived by 2 grand_sons, Rich McJANNET and his wife Jo-Ann and their children Matthew and Erin of Port Perry. Ron McJANNET and his wife Shari and their daughters Samantha and Rachel of Kitchener. Sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Lynn PITCHER and a number of nieces and nephews. Jean was born May 5, 1907 in Prestwick, Scotland. At age 21 she came to Canada and was a florist for many years working at Crocker Flowers on Saint Anne's Place and later owning the flower shop and greenhouse with her late husband and her brother. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Caressant Care Fund Raising Committee.

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PITCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-29 published
EVANS, Winnifred Jean (née DONALDSON)
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Winnie, at University Hospital on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Eric for over 57 years. Cherished mother of Dianne (Terry PITCHER) of Toronto, Alan (Vicki) of London and Randy (Kathy) of Calgary. Predeceased by son, Mel. Much loved grandmother of William PITCHER, Tyler, Katelyn, Parker, Sydney, Madison, Gord (Terry) and Chris EVANS, and great-grandmother of Ashley and Colten. Predeceased by her parents Mayme and Robert and by brothers Ken and Don. Loving sister/sister-in-law of Marge DONALDSON, Marie MacINTYRE, Betty SCHOOP, Shirley GILBERT, Helen and George CUTHBERTSON, Doug and Joan DONALDSON, Bob and Eileen EVANS and Ted and Karen EVANS. The family will receive Friends on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, June 30th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Private family interment of ashes, St. George's Cemetery, Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PITCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-26 published
GILES, Hazel (WEST)
Peacefully at Longworth Long Term Care, London on Sunday, September 24th, 2006 Hazel (WEST) GILES of London in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late R.C. "Cecil" GILES (2004) for over 70 years. Dear mother of Lorene COUTU and her husband Phil of London; Wayne GILES of Mississauga and Linda BIE and her husband Ken of London. Predeceased by her 3 sisters and her 1 brother. Loved by her grandchildren Robert GILES and his wife Ann of Milton; Tracey PITCHER and her husband Austin of Saint Thomas; Laurie MORDEN and her husband Randy of Berwyn, Alberta and her great grandchildren Patrick and Jennifer GILES. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a private family service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, September 29th, 2006. Interment in Oakland Cemetery, Delaware. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6, the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, Ontario N5V 3K5 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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PITCHER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-22 published
EVANS, Eric
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Eric at University Hospital, on Thursday, December 21st, 2006, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Winnie (née DONALDSON.) Cherished father of Dianne (Terry) PITCHER of Toronto, Alan (Vicki) of London and Randy (Kathy) of Calgary. Predeceased by son, Mel. Much loved grandfather of William PITCHER, Tyler, Katelyn, Parker, Sydney, Madison, Gord (Terry) and Chris EVANS, and great-grandfather of Ashley and Colten. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Nellie and by sister Edith and brothers-in-law Ken and Don. Loving brother/brother-in-law of Marge DONALDSON, Marie MacINTYRE, Betty SCHOOP, Shirley GILBERT, Helen and George CUTHBERTSON, Doug and Joan DONALDSON, Bob and Eileen EVANS and Ted and Karen EVANS. The memorial service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private family interment of ashes, St. George's Cemetery, Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to westview@execulink.com

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PITCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-20 published
Jack HARRELL, Boxing Trainer And Historian: (1944-2006)
With the motto 'Refuse to Lose,' he ran Toronto's under appreciated Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame and trained aspiring boxers for 43 years
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Damon Runyon could have come up with this: A sailor who gets into the fight game, eats and breathes boxing for more than four decades, helps kids stay out of trouble, marries three times, dies relatively young, and is remembered by fellow salts and pugilists as a tough guy with a heart of gold.
That was "Florida" Jack HARRELL -- a character in a character's world. He trained boxers for 43 years and ran the unheralded Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame, housed in his eponymous gym up a gloomy flight of stairs at the corner of Yonge and Bloor streets in Toronto. Its high point came in October, 2002, when Mr. HARRELL inducted Muhammad Ali during half time at a Toronto Argonauts game.
Despite the attendance of then heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and former titleholders Larry Holmes and Evander Holyfield -- and adoring chants of "Ali! Ali!" from the crowd -- it was an event Mr. HARRELL lamented was buried by the media. He also rued that his boxing museum never caught the public's attention, despite the effort and his own money that he'd put into it.
"Most people just walk by. They haven't realized that there are two professional sports halls of fame on Yonge Street," he said a few years ago, referring to the more famous Hockey Hall of Fame.
"It always struck me as odd, in a nice way, that here was an American guy [who was] into Canadian boxing history, who took it on himself to open a museum and the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame," recalled George CHUVALO, the Canadian heavyweight warhorse who twice fought Mr. Ali and earned Mr. HARRELL's respect for never being knocked down through 97 pro fights.
"He loved boxing and he helped a lot of kids," said Mr. CHUVALO. "He was a good-hearted guy. A bit flamboyant, but a cool guy. A character -- a good character."
With every finger ringed and bejewelled in a way that made his hands look like they were brandishing high-end brass knuckles, coupled with a black hat and Hulk Hogan-style mustache, Mr. HARRELL was "the sort of a guy who should have gone to Hollywood," said Spider Jones, a three-time former Golden Gloves champion and Hall of Fame inductee who now co-hosts ESPN Classic's Famous Fights with Mr. CHUVALO. " Jack was wearing bling before bling was in."
He had some rough edges but Mr. HARRELL "was always looking at the bright side of things and constantly making plans for the future," remembered his friend, Robin PITCHER, a one-time referee and judge for Boxing Ontario who wandered into Mr. HARRELL's gym one day "just to check it out."
Mr. HARRELL's son, Jackson Jefferson, known as J.J., a provincial Junior A champion in 1994-'95, became Mr. PITCHER's personal trainer, "and I began to learn to box at the tender age of 58."
Mr. HARRELL was a "wicked" pool player, Mr. PITCHER recalled, and a regular at the Naval Club of Toronto, where he regaled patrons with tales of boxing and the sea -- aware, perhaps, of the parallels.
The "Florida" moniker was owed to his birthplace but also to a voice once described as thicker than a Tallahassee swamp. An only child, he grew up in north Florida and served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until 1966, starting at the Great Lakes Training Center in Illinois and onto the communications cruiser U.S.S. Northampton and the destroyer U.S.S. Claude Jones. He served a brief tour in Vietnam, about which he spoke little.
No one seems to know why Mr. HARRELL came to Toronto in 1974, but he did it in a 1937 Chevy hotrod that he drove for years afterward. He worked for about a dozen years as a subway train driver, then opened a boxing gym on Yonge Street. About six years ago, he moved it half a block north, where it endured a fire and a perennially leaky roof.
When membership dwindled from 300 -- about half of them women to 50 or so, he struggled to keep the place open. "Right now, I've got one foot on the top of the ground and trying to get the other off the banana peel and get it going," he said a year ago. "It hasn't been easy."
Yet he lived his motto of "Refuse to Lose," and the doors stayed open until five days after his death.
"I don't know how he did it," sighed Mr. PITCHER, "but I do know that it drained him financially, physically and emotionally."
Mr. CHUVALO is all too aware of the pitfalls of the fight game. "Guys like Jack are really unsung heroes. They don't get enough credit for what they do. That's a tough business, to open a gym and keep it going. If you want to get rich quick, you better not open a boxing gym."
Even so, Mr. HARRELL owned quite a collection of ring memorabilia that was rumoured to have cost him $100,000 (admission to the public was free). There was Rubin (Hurricane) Carter's robe, championship belts, magazines, ticket stubs (Dempsey versus Tunney, Philadelphia, September 23, 1926, ringside, $27.50), vintage posters on the walls, scorecards, fight-worn gear and records of every professional fight on Canadian soil. His prize possession was said to be an 80-year-old speed bag platform used by Mr. Ali and Mr. CHUVALO when they trained at the Lansdowne gym for their memorable 1966 fight at Maple Leaf Gardens.
It wasn't all bling. There were also reminders of such Canadian also linked as linked as -foughts as Jack (Rapier of the North) Delaney and George (Little Chocolate) Dixon.
As for the hall of fame, which was founded in 1969 and housed in Florida Jack's Boxing Club since 2000, Mr. HARRELL knew that at around 350 names, the list of inductees was bloated. He talked about starting over and using the space "for guys who really should be there."
Anyway, the mementos now languish in the dark, still in their long, glass display cases, or are crated up, awaiting an uncertain future. "Maybe with Jack's death comes the death of the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame," mused Mr. Jones. "With Jack gone, who's gonna step up to the plate?"
The gym, on the other hand, known for its punishing conditioning program, was the place for Hollywood types to get buffed when they shot in Toronto. Mr. HARRELL whipped actors Mira Sorvino, Chris Penn and Carrie-Anne Moss of Matrix fame into shape for their movie roles. He appeared in a music video with Mr. Ali's daughter, Laila, and served as boxing consultant on the 2000 teen thriller film, The Skulls.
He fought a bit as an amateur and in the service, but claimed he never had the right people behind him to turn pro. Asked who Mr. HARRELL's favourite boxer was, Mr. Jones doesn't hesitate: Sugar Ray Robinson.
While Mr. HARRELL may have been at home amid the thud of heavy bags and the smell of sweat, "he was frustrated with the whole fight scene," Mr. Jones said, referring to the lack of big-ticket cards and tepid interest in the sport in Canada, at least compared to hockey or baseball.
"He didn't get any support from Canadians, the sports world, the media, the other fighters. But his whole life was talking boxing. He really loved the fight game. That was his life, man."
And he never turned anyone away from his gym, especially kids for whom boxing may have meant the difference between a life and jail -- or worse. There were several of those. One of them remained behind after all the other guests had left a memorial for Mr. HARRELL held last month at the Naval Club.
"He was sobbing his heart out," said club first vice-president Norrie MILLEN. "He explained that Jack had taken him off the streets and treated him like a son. He just did not know what he was going to do now that Jack had 'crossed the bar.' It was so moving and had us all a bit weepy that Jack could affect one young life so much."
Jack Raymond HARRELL was born in Tallahassee, Florida, on December 4, 1944, and died in Toronto of pneumonia on March 12, 2006. He was 61. He leaves two sons, J.J., 22, and Eric, 13, and a fiancée, Judith PASHLEY.

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PITCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-13 published
HICKS, Marian June
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Sunnybrook Hospital, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Hicks. Loving mother of Susan AHIER and her husband Norman "Charlie" and Carol PITCHER and her husband Wilson. Devoted grandmother of Stephen, Brian and David and great-grandmother of Keagan. Marian will also be missed by her sister-in-law Marg HAGAN. 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 Monday, March 13. Funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Chapel. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery with reception to follow in the Leaside room. If desired, donations may be made to The Lung Association, 573 King Street East, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4L3.

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PITCHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-27 published
PITCHER, Marya (née CUMMINGS)
Surrounded by her family and Friends passed peacefully at 6: 30 p.m. at Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, March 25, 2006 to be with her daughter Anya in Heaven. Beloved wife to Lew of 22 years. Loving daughter to Jim and Mary CUMMINGS. Cherished sister to Jim and his wife Francine, Ellen and her husband Garry, and Staci and her husband Paul. Aunt to Nicholas, Christopher and Rebecca. Marya will be sadly missed by her extended family and Friends. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (north of Steeles Avenue) 905-456-8190 on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. at Saint_John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, (300 Balmoral Drive, Brampton). Interment at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga. In Marya's memory, donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. "Marya never gave up and never gave in."

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PITCHFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
COOK, Gladys U. (formerly ROBERTS)
At the York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, on Saturday, March 4, 2006, Gladys (née GOGO) (ROBERTS) COOK, formerly of Burlington, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Arthur COOK, and the late Lloyd ROBERTS. Much loved mother of Brenda BEATTIE and her husband Don of Brockville, Cheryl PITCHFORD and her husband Terry of Thornhill and Heather BAER of Burlington. Loved stepmother of Carolynn McLEAN and her husband Robert of Niagara Falls and David COOK of Richmond Hill. Cherished grandmother of Tana (Philip) GILBERT, Jeffrey (Susan) PITCHFORD, Leanne (Carl) NASH, Nicole (Mark) KRAFT, Shawna (Tim) HART, Susan McLEAN and Lawrence (Ruth) McLEAN. Great-grandmother of Drew, Ryan, Jaden, Rebekah, Naomi, Deborah, Kayla, Tyla, Haley, Marley and Kaya. Dear sister of Barbara ARBUTHNOT of Mississauga and predeceased by sisters, Hilda, Lillian, Muriel and brother Floyd. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. Spring Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Cornwall. If desired, expressions of sympathy to The Gideons or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be sincerely appreciated by the family. "Absent from the body, present with the Lord" www.smithsfh.com

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PITCHUCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-17 published
Man died at scene of crash
By Free Press Staff, Fri., November 17, 2006
The man killed in a head-on crash near Sarnia Wednesday has been identified by police.
Joshua PITCHUCK, 27, of Sarnia, was driving north on Highway 40 shortly before 10 a.m. when his pickup veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a tanker truck, Lambton Ontario Provincial Police said. PITCHUCK died at the scene, police said. Tanker driver Greg NEWBIGGING, 49, of St. George, was unhurt, police said. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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PITEO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-18 published
PITEO, Michele
On April 15, 2006 at Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site at the age of 85. From your loving Anna and her family. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Special thanks to the staff at Villa Colombo 5th floor for all their comfort and support. Relatives and Friends will be received at Bernardo Funeral Homes, 2960 Dufferin St. (2 streets south of Lawrence Ave.) on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at St. Charles Church (Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave.) at 9: 30 a.m. Cremation. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Villa Charities would be greatly appreciated.

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PITHER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-25 published
PITHER, William Garth (March 6, 1921-September 8, 2006)
A pioneer in the Cable television industry, Garth passed away peacefully on September 8, 2006 in Vancouver. Predeceased by his adoring wife Dorothy, he is survived by sons Ron, Barry, and Gordon; grand_sons Colin and Lane; daughter-in-law Deborah BROADLEY; sister Beth (Charles;) nephew Gerry EDWARDS, and nieces Linda MASON, Sharon FARNETTI, and Heather PICCO. Garth's 'family' was bigger than most, as his reach, influence, and genuine interest always extended in the most caring of ways beyond the conventional his sense of community and contribution were hallmarks of his life. Garth's watchwords were 'Perseverance', 'Why not?', and 'Never dismiss anyone or anything'. Born in Winnipeg and growing up in Saskatchewan and Vancouver, Garth began an electrical apprenticeship at RCA in Toronto during 1938. In 1940 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was seconded to the Royal Air Force where his technical brilliance was applied to the then secret U.K.-based radar initiative. Returning to Canada in 1945 he rejoined RCA and married Dorothy LOVELL in 1946. A chance television repair job for Syd WELSH lead to a three way partnership with Bud SHEPARD in the early fifties pioneering Cable television in Canada. His technical knowledge and skills were employed in wiring the mountain communities of British Columbia, including antenna sites surveyed on foot, by packhorse, boat, jeep, helicopter, and snowmobile. By the 1960s, this visionary trio, and others too many to mention, brought Cable television to the major urban centres of Canada and around the world including the U.S.A., Ireland, and the United Kingdom, garnering the respect of governments and business partners such as CBS. In 1971 the Welsh companies formed Premier Cablevision Limited which was eventually purchased by Rogers Cable of Toronto. Garth's 'retirement' in 1981 was hardly ever that(!) as he offered his skills, enthusiasm, and insight to support Rick Hansen's dream to wheel around the world and such organizations as the British Columbia and Canadian Paraplegic Associations, Vancouver Rotary and finally the Shaughnessy Stroke Recovery Club. Golf both in Vancouver and Palm Springs was always in the 'fore'. Always busy, always involved, always offering, always there… Garth was always 'doing something' and led by example to create and fix things rather than just offer words. A private Celebration of Garth's life will be held amongst his dear family and Friends. The family thanks the volunteers and members of the Shaughnessy Stroke Recovery Club and other stroke support services in Vancouver for enabling Garth to maintain his independence since his wn stroke in 1996. Moreover, we give honourable mention to the staff at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia Health Sciences and Providence Health Care, in particular staff at the Brock Fahrni facility for the wonderful care and attention Garth received over the past year. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to one of Garth's proudest and greatest achievements, the British Columbia Paraplegic Foundation (780…S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 5Y7) of which he was a founding visionary over 30 years ago.

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PITINO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-14 published
SPERANZA, Concetta (née PITINO)
Passed away peacefully at Etobicoke General Hospital on Sunday, February 12, 2006 in her 85th year. Concetta (née PITINO,) widow of Antonio, and beloved mother to Giuseppe and his wife Graziella. Cherished Nonna to Rosanna (Michael OSBORNE,) Lola, Sabrina (Steven GUARD) and Tony. Loving great-grandmother to Rachael, Michaela and Anthony. Dear sister of Georgina and Maria. Family and Friends may remember her fondly at the Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court, Markham (north east corner of 16th Avenue and Hwy. 404, 905-887-8600). Visitation on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 9: 30 a.m. at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 3200 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, 416-499-2196. Entombment at Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PITKANEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
DAVIS, Taimi (née PITKANEN)
Passed away peacefully with family present on January 19, 2006 at the age of 94. The daughter of Finnish immigrant farmers, Taimi was born on a homestead near Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1911. A resident of Toronto since 1932, Taimi was a passionate, life-long activist for peace and social justice. In her latter years, she devoted much effort to helping document the history of Northern Ontario, particularly the experience of Finnish Canadians and the struggles to organize labour unions in the logging camps and mines. Taimi was predeceased by her husband James DAVIS, and subsequently her partner Clifford WAHL. Her remarkable life and that of her younger brother Aate was the subject of the wonderful 2004 National Film Board of Canada documentary Letters from Karelia. In Taimi's memory, the family would encourage donations to any of the many causes she supported. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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PITMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-11 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Herbert " Herb" Samuel
Passed away at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville, on Thursday, February 9, 2006, in his 79th year; loved husband of the late Joan Hazel THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (1999;) loved father of Bill of Orangeville, Cathy PITMAN (Jim) of Orangeville and Richard (Ruth) of Mono Mills; dear grandfather of Matthew, Laura, Robyn, Sarah, Jeff and Papa of many; also sadly missed by his sister Eileen predeceased by his sister Mary and brother Charlie. At Herb's request, no funeral service will be held. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com).

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PITMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
LANE, Lawrence
Passed away peacefully, on March 1, 2006 at the age of 78, at Runnymede Health Care Centre. Beloved husband of Margaret Anne (née MARTIN.) Cherished father of Linda TRIBBLE (Phil) and Audrey PITMAN. Much loved Grandpa to Angela (Bill) and Joseph (Lisa.) Beloved brother-in-law to Jessie and Bob HOWARD of Stirling, Ontario. "Daddy - you will always be in our hearts" A Memorial Service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre - Mississauga, 1535 South Gateway Road (2 lights south of Eglinton, on the east side of Dixie Road), 905-602-1580 on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please visit us at www.etouch.ca

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PITRE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-18 published
KELFORD, Marlene (née MILLIONS)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences, Victoria Campus on Saturday April 15, 2006. Marlene KELFORD (née MILLIONS) in her 63rd year. Dear mother of Rodney KELFORD (Denise) of Edmonton, Samantha PITRE of London and John KELFORD (Jayne) of Cloyne. Loving grandmother of Ronnie, Christopher, Heather, Keyana, Quinn and Jade. Great-grandmother of 4 great-grandchildren. Sister of Norm MILLIONS (Barb) of Porcupine and Percy MILLIONS (Brenda) of Hamilton. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to London Cremation Services 672-0459.

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PITRE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-15 published
ANDERSON, William " Bill"
Our Hero, War Veteran of the 48th Highlanders (World War II)
Peacefully passed away, on Monday, March 13, 2006, at his home in Pickering, in his 82nd year. Bill ANDERSON, dearly loved husband of Jesse ANDERSON (STEBBINGS) and husband of the late Camille Roseanne. Loved father of Dianne PITRE of Oshawa, Paul ANDERSON, Kathy WELLER, Julie COADY, and Patti-Anne CHATTEN of Scarborough. "Poppa" will also be sadly missed by his 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The family of Bill ANDERSON will receive Friends at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Thursday, March 16th, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, March 17th at 1: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PITRO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-28 published
DUBSKY, Leopold
Passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of 59 years to Margaret (née PITRO.) Leo served for many years as the Manager of the former Czechoslovak (Toronto) Credit Union. He will be sadly missed by his sons Peter (and Jean), Herb (and Judy), Marcel (and Teresa) along with grandchildren Ryan, Colleen, Sean and Chris. A private family service was held at the Taylor Funeral Home in Newmarket.

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PITSEOLAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-28 published
PITSEOLAK, Peter 1973 -- Died This Day
Inuit photographer, artist and writer born in 1902
Untrained, he recorded Inuit legends and traditions. As a writer, he illustrated stories with his own drawings and, as an illustrator, he called on his rich heritage. Also a photographer, he acquired his first camera from an Oblate missionary and, with it, documented a vanishing culture.
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PITT o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-14 published
PITT, John
Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, March 13, 2006, John entered into the arms of the Lord in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Veronica for 46 years; loving father of John and Bryan and his wife Annette; dear grandfather of John, Devan, Carter and Rachel. He is survived by his brother James. John is predeceased by his parents John and Frances and his brother Bill. John was employed with Stelco for 37 years until his retirement. Family will receive Friends at Swackhammer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home, 1341 Main Street West, Hamilton (opposite McMaster) on Thursday from 7 till 9 p.m. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday at 12 noon at the Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place. Swackhamer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home

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PITT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-01 published
PITT, Don
In loving of memory of my husband Don who passed away 1 year ago today, April 1, 2005.
My heart still aches with sadness
And my tears still overflow
Your love and thoughts are still with me
Everywhere I go.
Lovingly remembered by wife Marilyn
We love you grandpa Pitt - Elizabeth, P.J., Allison and Derek, Ryan and Krista, Brittney, Pam and Jennifer.

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PITT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-26 published
BROWN, Reverend Francis Emmett
On Saturday, June 24, 2006, Reverend Francis Emmett BROWN passed away peacefully in the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Hospital in London, surrounded by his faithful and loving parishioners. He was the son of the late James Stewart and Mary K. BROWN of North Bay, Ontario. Loving brother of Georgia CONROY (Frank) and their two daughters Brenda KUPFERSCHMIDT (Mark) and their daughter Nicole of Guelph and Maureen McILWRICK (Ken) and their daughter Lauren from Sault Ste. Marie. Fond cousin of Mrs. Molly (née GORMAN) GILMORE (John), Mrs. Edith (née GORMAN) SERHAN (Bill), both from Long Beach, California, Mrs. Frances (BAKER) FARR (Charlie) from Burlington, Ontario, and Mrs. Mona PITT (Fred) from London, Ontario. Father BROWN was born in the city of Toronto on March 22, 1930. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French and a B.A. in Education from the University of Toronto. He worked as a French teacher and the head of the Guidance Department at the Kirkland Lake Collegiate and Vocational Institute. After a few years he made the decision to join Saint Peter's Seminary in London to consecrate his life to Priesthood. On June 6, 1964 he was ordained Priest by The Most Reverend Bishop Maxime TESSIER. Once ordained he moved to Boston where he joined Saint James Apostle Society with hopes of becoming a missionary in South America. After eight months of service in a Massachusetts Parish he moved to Peru where he spent four months learning Spanish. In June of 1965, he was sent to the Dioceses of Guayaquil, Ecuador where he spent twelve years at the Conception of Mary Parish, here he founded a strong Catholic youth group that still today works together following the foundations of Father BROWN's work. Later he moved to the Pacific Coast of Ecuador where he spent another 12 years celebrating Masses and creating stronger communities in several small towns in the area. In 1988 he returned to Canada and was assigned to work with the growing Hispanic Community in the City of London, where he served as Pastor, spiritual counselor, guide, role model and friend for over 17 years. "Padre Francisco" as everyone called him, dedicated his life to the Hispanic people specially the most poor and needy. He was the prime example of a true follower of Jesus Christ. His family, parishioners and Friends would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Victoria Hospital's Geriatrics and Intensive Care Units for their love and compassion. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. To lie in State at Saint_Justin's Church, 855 Jalna Blvd., London on Thursday morning, June 29, 2006 from 9 o'clock where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by The Most Reverend Ronald Peter FABBRO, Bishop of London at 11 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers will be led by Father Clèber FERNANDEZ at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Donations to Save a Family Plan, c/o Saint Peter's Seminary, London would be appreciated.

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PITT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
MORRISON, Henry Lloyd
84, of Mitchell passed away at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Thursday, December 14, 2006. Beloved husband of Ruth (AHRENS) MORRISON. Dear father of Shirley YOUNG and Bryan NELSON of Glencoe, Rod MORRISON and Debbie GLAVIN of Exeter and Dennis and Cheryl MORRISON of Ingersoll; loving grandfather of Terri PITT, Sheri (Jamie) SQUIRE, Christine MORRISON, Chad MORRISON and Brady MORRISON loving great-grandfather of Ryan, Matthew and Allyson PITT, Jesie, Shane, Morgan and Melissa SQUIRE; dear brother of Ileen SCHNEIDER of Stratford and Harold and Nancy MORRISON of Kitchener; dear brother-in-law of Wilfred and Isabella AHRENS of Hamilton, Alvin and Mae AHRENS of Stratford and Nancy AHRENS of Dunnville. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Alex and Florence (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) MORRISON, brother Stewart MORRISON, brothers-in-law Gordon SCHNEIDER and Harold AHRENS. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Susan CAMERON officiating. Interment in Fullarton Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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PITT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-23 published
FURBY, Lesley Caroline (PITT)
Passed away at Country Terrace, Komoka, after a long illness with Pick's Disease, on Monday, December 18th, 2006, at 68 years of age. Lesley was born November 18th, 1938 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Beloved wife of Peter FURBY for 45½ years. Dear mother of Kate (Patrick) SCHULERT of Mount Brydges and predeceased by her son Peter N. FURBY, 26 March 2006. Mother-in-law to Ingrid FURBY. Sister of Shirley (Bill PARKER) PAYNE, Aunt to Debbie (Paul) BALOG. Remembered by her grandchildren Shannon and Keira SCHULERT; Thea and Nora FURBY; Emma and Adrian SOLTYS. She will be missed by Aunt Edna WHITE/WHYTE, Carol FURBY and family, of England and sadly missed by her Friends. Cremation has taken place. Family and Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the memorial service being conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, December 29th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. She will be missed.

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PITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-04 published
PITT, Dennis W.
At Markham Stouffville Hospital on May 2, 2006. Beloved husband of Dianne. Dear father of Timothy, Gillian (Ian) and Kevin (Kaija). Grandpops of Findlay (deceased,) Grace PIGOTT and Dylan PITT. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 5th. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 3 o'clock at St. Anselm Church, 1 MacNaughton Road (at Millwood). If desired, donations to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 381 Church Street, P.O. Box 1800, Markham, Ontario L3P 7P9 would be appreciated.

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PITTAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
WOUNCH, Murray Edward
At Saint_Joseph's Hospital Sarnia on Sunday, July 9, 2006, Murray Edward WOUNCH of Sarnia at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Audrey WOUNCH of Sarnia. Dear father of Cathy ARMSTRONG (Andy,) Bob WOUNCH (Dana) all of Woodstock and Anne-Marie WOUNCH of London. Loved step-father of Cheryl HIGDON of Sarnia and Sheila HIGDON of London. Loving grandfather of Brooke and Derek ARMSTRONG and Brody and Nathan WOUNCH. Brother of Carol-Anne SPENARD of Aylmer and Mary Kathleen PITTAM of London. Beloved uncle of Brian, Terri and Colleen. Dear friend of Ron SCHROEDER. Predeceased by his parents Fredrick Edward of Baden Baden, Germany and Selina Agnes (GILL) of Barrie, Ontario. Murray was a retired employee of Canada Post. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.with prayers at 7: 30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Parish, 515 Cheapside Street, on Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Saint Peter's Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Berkshire Club (garden entrance), 500 Berkshire Drive at 1: 00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Murray are asked to consider the 7th Floor Oncology Department of London Health Sciences Foundation, Victoria Hospital.

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PITTARO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
MOORE, William Edward " Bill"
Peacefully at University Hospital on Saturday, September 16, 2006 William Edward (Bill) MOORE of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Ruth Velma (SMITH.) Dear father of Robert MOORE (Kathleen) of London, Edward MOORE (Margaret) of Dorchester, Susan McMILLAN (David), Elizabeth LAWSON (John), Maureen MOORE (Allan) all of London. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jeff MOORE (Laurie), Sara GANDZA (Greg), Lisa MOORE, Jodi PITTARO (Rob,) Laura MOORE, Jennifer and Michael McMILLAN, Angela, Emily, Keely and Hayley LAWSON. Proud great-grandfather of Aidan, Evan, Jaymee and Alex. Also survived by his sisters Mary MOORE of London and Patricia PIPER (Bob) of Burlington. Dear brother in law of Helen FRAUMENI and Betty SIVERNS (Maurice.) Predeceased by his sister Geraldine MOORE. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday evening from 7-9 o'clock and Wednesday morning from 11 o'clock until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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PITTAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-03 published
MacQUEEN, The Very Reverend Angus James B.A., B.D., D.D., L.L.D.
Moderator of The United Church of Canada 1958-1960, former Chancellor of Mt. Allison University, Sackville, N.B.. Dr. MacQUEEN served congregations from coast to coast in Canada. Suddenly at his home in Toronto on Thursday, February 2nd. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Netta, his children Marian and Colin McNAIRN, Joan and John WARREN, Barbara MacQUEEN, Heather and Nick PITTAS, his grandchildren James, Martha, Heather, Katie, Anna, Rosie, predeceased by his grand_son Stuart. Also survived by his great granddaughter Allison, his sister Kaye, brothers Stanley and Archibald. Predeceased by his sister Clara and brother Donald. Visitation will be held at the Trull Funeral Home "North Toronto Chapel" 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto (5 blks south of Lawrence) from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Funeral service at Eglinton St. George's United Church, Toronto (Duplex Ave. at Lytton Blvd.) on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Following cremation, a further service and interment will take place in the summer at Blackbrook Cemetery, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4

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PITTAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
MacQUEEN, The Very Reverend Angus James B.A., B.D., D.D., L.L.D.
Moderator of The United Church of Canada 1958-1960, former Chancellor of Mt. Allison University, Sackville, N.B.. Dr. MacQUEEN served congregations from coast to coast in Canada. Suddenly at his home in Toronto on Thursday, February 2nd. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Netta, his children Marian and Colin McNAIRN, Joan and John WARREN, Barbara MacQUEEN, Heather and Nick PITTAS, his grandchildren James, Martha, Heather, Katie, Anna, Rosie, predeceased by his grand_son Stuart. Also survived by his great granddaughter Allison, his sister Kaye, brothers Stanley and Archibald. Predeceased by his sister Clara and brother Donald. Visitation will be held at the Trull Funeral Home "North Toronto" Chapel 2704 Yonge Street, Toronto (5 blks south of Lawrence) from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Funeral service at Eglinton St. George's United Church, Toronto (Duplex Ave. at Lytton Blvd.) on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Following cremation, a further service and interment will take place in the summer at Blackbrook Cemetery, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4

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PITTAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
MacQUEEN, The Very Reverend Angus James, B.A., B.D., D.D., L.L.D. Moderator of The United Church of Canada 1958-1960, former Chancellor of Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. Dr. MacQUEEN served congregations from coast to coast in Canada. Suddenly at his home in Toronto on Thursday, February 2nd. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Netta, his children Marian and Colin McNAIRN, Joan and John WARREN, Barbara MacQUEEN, Heather and Nick PITTAS, his grandchildren James, Martha, Heather, Katie, Anna, Rosie, predeceased by his grand_son Stuart. Also survived by his great-granddaughter Allison, his sister Kaye, brothers Stanley and Archibald. Predeceased by his sister Clara and brother Donald. Visitation will be held at the Trull Funeral Home "North Toronto" Chapel 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence) from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Funeral service at Eglinton St. George's United Church (Duplex Ave. at Lytton Blvd.) on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Following cremation, a further service and interment will take place in the summer at Blackbrook Cemetery, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. If desired, a remembrance may be made to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4

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PITTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-09 published
HARWOOD, Gladys D.
The family of the late Gladys D. HARWOOD would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to family and Friends for your support shown to us during the recent loss of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We would like to thank Doctor MARSDEN, Doctor PITTER Doctor NEWTON, and all the nurses on 6-1, Intensive Care Unit and 4-1 involved with Moms care while she was a patient at the Grey Bruce Health Centre. Another thank you to home care and the Victorian Order of Nurses. A big thank you to Irene, Aunt Ruby, and Kristina for everything you've done. To Taylor for your hugs and kisses to make G.G. feel better. You always put a smile on her face. To the Owen Sound Legion and other branches for the Memorial Service, it was a real honour. To the Ladies Auxiliary Branch 6, who Mom was all Friends with, thank you for the lunch after the service. To the pall bearers thank you. To Bruce and Staff at Tannahill Funeral Home for your understanding and guidance in our time of need we thank you. To everyone who made donations, sent flowers, cards and food we thank you again. To Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT for the time you shared with Mom while in the hospital and Rev. David SHEARMAN for the service for Mom, thank you. To everyone your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.
- Ted, Leeanne, Harold and families.
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PITTMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-04 published
ALGER, Mona (née PITTMAN)
Peacefully at Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich, Ontario on Thursday March 2, 2006 surrounded by the love of her daughter Laurie, Mona (PITTMAN) ALGER in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederic Joseph ALGER (2000.) Loving mother of Linn (Trina) ALGER of Sugarloaf, California; Judi (Richard) TREADWAY of Jamestown, California, Laurie ROSZELL of Bayfield, Ontario and Heather (Art MacCOLL) ALGER of Erin, Ontario. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Christopher (Nikki) ACORD, Steven (Alicia) ACORD, Michael (Cinnamon) ACORD, Lisa (Sam) NORD and Jason ALGER and Rileigh ALGER- MacCOLL and her great grandchildren Sarah, Jordan, Lily, Zack, Dillon, Shaun, Kyle, Jacob and Joshua. Dear sister of Ginger PITTMAN of Williamsburg, Virginia; Marian (Bob) MURRAY of Mesa, Arizona Fay (Dr. Harry) DONALDSON of Calgary, Alberta; Norma (Art) SCHUELER, Hixon (Verna) PITTMAN and Lyle (Gill) PITTMAN all of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents Linn and Mary Ann (nee CALDWELL) PITTMAN, one sister Lola and by three brothers Jack, Lloyd and Linn PITTMAN. At Mona's request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton, Ontario on Saturday March 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial of Mona's ashes will take place at the Bayfield Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Huron County or to the Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich will be gratefully acknowledged. (Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. 519-482-9521).

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PITTMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
EAST, Joyce Marie (formerly CHISWELL, née GOFF)
Passed away on October 12, 2006 at University Hospital at the age of 65. Beloved wife of Arthur George EAST for 31 years. Loving mother of Kim (Dave) GUEST, Les (Paula) CHISWELL, Cheryl CHISWELL and her late husband, Leonard TAILOR/TAYLOR and Carrie CHISWELL. Loving Grandmother of Jay-ann, Shante, Bianca, Theresa, Corey, Shawn, Samantha and Jayson. Great grandmother to Mercedes, Shyana, Tayah, Taryn, Haley and Taylor. Dear daughter of Charles and Marge GOFF. Sister to Sherry (Joe) PITTMAN, Karen (Jerry) BLACKWELL and Jim GOFF. Joyce will also be remembered by many other family and Friends. Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. E. (at Wavell) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m, Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 10-11 a.m. The Funeral service will take place at the chapel on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. Cremation and interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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PITTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-02 published
BULGIN, Marjorie June Frances (née WILSON)
Peacefully after a brief illness, on Friday, February 24, 2006 at Headwaters Hospital, at the age of 82 years. Marjorie is predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Harold BULGIN. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Beverly SHIELDS (husband Gerry,) son Steve BULGIN (wife Terri,) and daughter Judy HIPKIN. Marjorie will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Lisa Shields BROAD (husband Ken,) Rhonda BULGIN, and Brenda PITTMAN (husband Bronson), and she was Nana to great-grandchildren Bradley, Shawna, Tristan, Jamie and Cody. Marjorie lived a long and interesting life, and was much loved by all who knew of her gentle yet strong spirit. A memorial service in celebration of Marjorie's life will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 2: 00 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 3515 King Street, Inglewood. Cremation has taken place summer interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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PITTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-04 published
ALGER, Mona (née PITTMAN)
Peacefully, at Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich, Ontario, on Thursday, March 2, 2006, surrounded by the love of her daughter Laurie, Mona, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederic Joseph ALGER (2000.) Loving mother of Linn (Trina) ALGER of Sugarloaf, California; Judi (Richard) TREADWAY of Jamestown, California Laurie ROSZELL of Bayfield, Ontario; and Heather (Art MacCOLL) ALGER of Erin, Ontario. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Christopher (Nikki) ACORD, Steven (Alicia) ACORD, Michael (Cinnamon) ACORD, Lisa (Sam) NORD and Jason ALGER and Rileigh ALGER- MacCOLL, and by her great-grandchildren Sarah, Jordan, Lily, Zack, Dillon, Shaun, Kyle, Jacob and Joshua. Dear sister of Ginger PITTMAN of Williamsburg, Virginia; Marian (Bob) MURRAY of Mesa, Arizona Fay (Dr. Harry) DONALDSON of Calgary, Alberta; Norma (Art) SCHUELER, Hixon (Verna) PITTMAN and Lyle (Gill) PITTMAN, all of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents Linn and Mary Ann (nee CALDWELL) PITTMAN, one sister Lola and by three brothers Jack, Lloyd and Linn PITTMAN. At Mona's request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Clinton Chapel, 153 High Street, Clinton, Ontario, on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial of Mona's ashes will take place at the Bayfield Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Huron County or to the Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich, will be gratefully acknowledged. (Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd., 51-482-9521)

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-23 published
KING, Malcolm Graeme (June 30, 1926-June 19, 2006)
Malcolm died peacefully at Surrey Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke. son of George Graeme Carter KING and Margaret Eileen McCABE, Malcolm was born and raised in Vancouver, attended St. George's School and graduated from University of British Columbia Law School in 1949. He practiced law in Vancouver for over 50 years, first with Boyd King and Toy, then Douglas Symes and Brissenden. He was a founding member of Garibaldi Lifts Ltd., the original developers of Whistler Mountain, and an early long-time board member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Predeceased by his first wife Mikki (née McLENNAN) of 24 years. Survived by his wife Herbie (née Betty Ann HERBERT) of 20 years, daughters Brenna, Lael, Margaret, and Alison KING, sons-in law Charles PITTS and Robert HALIBURTON, grand_sons Gregory and Alastair PITTS, siblings Michael KING, Terry WILKINSON, and Judy WILSON, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Malcolm was a respected solicitor, devoted husband and father, avid reader, lover of classical music, history, travel, food and, last but not least, fine wines. He was a gentle, courteous soul who will be missed by all who shared 'privileged moments' of memory with him. Requiescat in pace. Service to be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at Saint Mary's Church, Kerrisdale. Reception to follow. Many thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors at Surrey Memorial. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Amnesty International, West Side Group No. 52, Box 62046, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J-1Z1.

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-09 published
CHC Helicopter founder Craig DOBBIN dead at 71
Newfoundland and Labrador industrialist remembered as 'great son' of the province
With files from reporters Gordon PITTS, Amanda LANG, and Canadian Press, Page B3
Craig DOBBIN, the helicopter entrepreneur who counted some of the world's most powerful among his Friends, has died at his home in Beachy Cove, Newfoundland. He was 71.
The founder and chairman of CHC Helicopter Corp. passed away early Saturday. The day before, his Vancouver-based flight services company had announced that he was taking a leave of absence from his position as executive chairman because of unspecified health reasons. His son, Mark DOBBIN, was appointed to temporarily take his place.
One of 11 children, Craig DOBBIN first became a professional diver, then turned to house-building and land development, He founded Sealand Helicopters in Newfoundland in the late 1970s. In 1987, he headed a group that bought Okanagan Helicopters and Toronto Helicopters, merging them with his own company to create CHC. It now flies in more than 30 countries and considers itself the world's largest provider of helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry.
"I never planned to own a helicopter, let alone establish the world's biggest helicopter company," he told a Memorial University of Newfoundland convocation in 2000, where he was being given an honorary degree.
"The truth is, I was more interested in fishing, but I had a real problem getting to the best salmon rivers. The solution: I bought myself a really expensive toy -- a helicopter. When I realized what I had done and checked my costs, I had two choices: Sell it, or make some money from it."
The Newfoundland native moved CHC's head office to Vancouver from Saint_John's in 2004, but he remained a familiar name at home. Appointed to the Order of Canada in 1992, he was named the province's businessman of the millennium in 2000 and served as its Consul General of Ireland. Two years ago, he and his brother Derm started the Saint_John's Fog Devils, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League franchise in the provincial capital.
A plan to sell CHC to two unnamed U.S. private equity groups collapsed earlier this year when they wouldn't meet his price. "I thought the company was worth more than they were prepared to pay," he said. Mr. DOBBIN held 72 per cent of CHC voting rights and 23 per cent of its equity. He had planned to retain a minority.
"Craig embodied the spirit and passion of a Newfoundlander and Labradorian like no one else," Premier Danny Williams said in a statement. Former premier Brian Tobin called Mr. DOBBIN a "great son of Newfoundland and Labrador."
He continued to fish, bringing on his forays to Labrador such pals as former U.S. president George Bush, Atlantic entrepreneurs Harry Steele (Newfoundland Capital Corp.) and Ron Joyce (Tim Hortons). He counted former prime minister Brian Mulroney among his Friends, along with most of Newfoundland's premiers, especially Frank Moores, who died in 2005.
Mr. DOBBIN's own health difficulties began 10 years ago, when he was found to have a rarely diagnosed lung disease. His wife Elaine recognized the symptoms, because it had afflicted several members of her family. He was able to get on a transplant list and received a lung from a young man, a shooting victim in Philadelphia.
Ending his speech to graduates in 2000, he said: "Let me leave with these pointers. One: Dare to dream. Two: Turn adversity into opportunity. Three: Don't forget your reality check. You can do it right here at home in Newfoundland. But most importantly: Have fun in life -- it's a quick trip."
He is survived by his wife, Elaine, and five children. A funeral mass was scheduled for today in Saint_John's.

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-09 published
ARROWSMITH, Catherine Jane
At the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, on Friday evening, January 6, 2006, after a brief illness. Cathy was the eldest loved daughter of Philip and Barbara (née PITTS) ARROWSMITH of Bobcaygeon, and dear sister of Sandra CODE (Michael) of Lindsay and Patricia ARROWSMITH of Kitchener. Loving aunt of Matthew and Lindsay. Formerly of Toronto and Mississauga, Cathy had resided for the past year in Lindsay. She will be greatly missed by her Aunt Shirley and Uncle Bob BELLAMY and their family. Visitation will be held at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, on Tuesday, January 10th from 1: 00 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Cathy will be remembered for her kindness, generous spirit and love of family. If desired, memorial donations to the Victoria County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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PITTS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-17 published
PITTS, Francis " Frank" Elieas
After an enobling struggle with a rarely occuring and disabling disease, Francis (Frank) Elieas PITTS died quietly on the afternoon of March 13, 2006 at the Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. He was born on October 9, 1930 in Montauk, New York, the son of Alma Theriault PITTS and Murdock Clement PITTS of d'Escousse, Nova Scotia. Survivors include his wife and companion of 30 years, Renee HARASYMCHUK; his children Francis, Verna, Joseph, Mark, Mary and James; and ten grandchildren including Alex and Elisa STAWNYCZY of Montreal; and his step-children Alan HARASYMCHUK, and Alex and Janice STAWNYCZY. He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Nora and Matthew. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on April 1 at Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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PITZ o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-28 published
JOHNSTON, Maxine Jessie (née WOODFORD)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre-Westminster Campus. Beloved wife of the late Donald (Moe) JOHNSTON (1991.) Loving mother and friend of Debbie (Wayne) PATTON. Cherished grandmother of Shaun (Scott) PATTON. Dear sister of Robert WOODFORD of Saint Thomas and the late Marie WILSON, Thomas WOODFORD, Frances PITZ. Maxine will be missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences are available through www.memorial-funeral.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770.

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PITZEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-27 published
PITZEN, Donald J.A.
October 24, 2006
Dear Husband of Denise (née KERNER.) Dear father of Dana (Steve) JENUWINE and Darcia BUNNER. Five Grandchildren. Brother of Shirley (Clarence) SEPARA and the late Mary Jane CULP. Family will receive Friends at the Wm. Sullivan and son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blks east of VanDyke) Utica, Michigan; Thursday and Friday 2: 00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Funeral service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Contributions appreciate to Henry Ford Hospice - Saint_Joseph Team, 16931 19 Mile Road, Suite 140, Clinton Twp, Michigan 48038. Please share memory with the family at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com
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