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RASA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
Margaret GIBSON, Writer: (1948-2006)
Author of Opium Dreams and The Butterfly Ward produced works of singular vision, writes Sandra MARTIN. It was an intense and brilliant output that was too often sidelined by the march of mental illness
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S9
There were many Margaret GIBSONs and all of them were complicated. She was like a prism that could shimmer with refracted brilliance one moment and then fracture into dangerous shards the next. As a writer, she was like a foreign correspondent reporting from the front lines of insanity, taking readers places where most of us have never been in collections of stories such as The Butterfly Ward and Sweet Poison, screenplays such as Outrageous, Ada and For the Love of Aaron and in her only published novel, Opium Dreams, which won the Chapters/Books in Canada first-novel award in 1997.
Although she self-diagnosed as autistic after she read Donna Williams's memoir, Nobody Nowhere, Ms. GIBSON was probably a paranoid schizophrenic. In one of her "good" periods in the early 1990s she described what it felt like to have a mental illness. "It is not so much that madness… is a muddied eyehole, but rather it is seeing things too sharply, clearer than clear, a light that fills up your eyeholes and is, in the end, blinding with its visions."
Ms. GIBSON worked with some top literary editors, including Ellen SELIGMAN at McClelland and Stewart, Phyllis BRUCE at Harper Collins and Barry CALLAGHAN of Exile Editions. "All writers write out of their experiences, but this was like an open vein," said Mr. CALLAGHAN. "If ever a writer in this country hit on the terrors that seem to strike at women who are defenceless and vulnerable," it was Ms. GIBSON. " She was frightening in her presence and she was frightening in her work because she was really in touch with the madness that was loose inside herself" and by extension, in "metropolitan life." "Losing the words" to describe her terrors was often a signal that her illness was on the march again. And that made knowing Ms. GIBSON a desperate struggle to keep her afloat without being sucked into the whirlpool that was her life. As her loyal friend, Shirley FLAVELLE, said: "She was a 24/7 girl. You could only live with her when you were young."
Margaret Louise GIBSON was the second of five children of Bell Telephone engineer Dane GIBSON and his wife Audrey (neé McCULLOUGH.) She grew up on a small rural property on what was then the eastern edge of Scarborough, Ontario, on land her father, an air force tail gunner in the Second World War, had been able to buy with a veteran's grant. Her older sister Dana was bright, gregarious and an excellent student. Her twin sisters, Lenore and Deirdre, were a younger playful unit. Margaret, or Margie as her family called her, was the solitary dreamy one.
"We were a typical Canadian family except that there was one daughter who was always ill, her whole life," said Deirdre GIBSON, a planner. Margaret GIBSON herself once said that "colours hurt" when she was a child. "A leaf was a kaleidoscope," she said. "Starting kindergarten damn near killed me. But I was never lonely I'm a one-piece band." Puberty is difficult for most adolescents but for Ms. GIBSON it was catastrophic. Always withdrawn, she started slashing her arms and eventually attempted suicide. She spent about a year at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario, experiences that she would later use as a trigger for her fiction. After she was released, her parents sold the beloved family property and moved to a housing development so she could start "over again" in a fresh environment.
The new school was even more disaffecting than the old one, but Margaret did make Friends with two alienated classmates, Shirley FLAVELLE and Craig Russell EADIE. He later became well known as the female impersonator, Craig RUSSELL. A bisexual, he was addicted to drug and drinks and died of an Aids-related stroke in 1990.
In September of 1971, Ms. GIBSON married Stuart GILBOORD, a young man she had met briefly six years earlier through her father. "She was damn interesting to talk with," Mr. GILBOORD said, adding that she was an attractive woman who wore heavy makeup as a defence against the world. Their son Aaron was born on November 22, 1972.
At the time, Ms. GIBSON's psychiatrist was encouraging her to write as therapy. "I would come home from work and we would talk for three or four hours about her writing," said Mr. GILBOORD. Her concentration was all-consuming and obsessive and she used phrases that were brilliant, but the process was "draining."
Mr. GILBOORD took some of his wife's stories to a script supervisor he knew at TVOntario. She showed them to Michael MacKLEM of Oberon Press in Ottawa. Ms. GIBSON's stories subsequently appeared in Oberon's annual Best Canadian Stories anthologies and in a solo collection, The Butterfly Ward, under her married name, Margaret Gibson GILBOORD. (She and Mr. GILBOORD, who now works for a call centre, divorced when their son was a toddler.)
Reviews were exultant. William FRENCH, then literary editor of The Globe and Mail, described her as a "writer of burning intensity and rare vision, an accomplished explorer of hidden caves of the mind." This debut shared the City of Toronto Book Award in 1977 with Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle.
Meanwhile, Ms. GIBSON's story Making It (from The Butterfly Ward) about her Friendship with Craig RUSSELL was made into the low-budget film Outrageous. Starring Mr. RUSSELL as himself and Hollis McLAREN as Ms. GIBSON, it was the hit of the 1977 Toronto film festival.
Former Chatelaine editor Rona Maynard was a young writer at Flare magazine at the time. Intrigued by both Ms. GIBSON and The Butterfly Ward, she began writing a profile of the "hot" writer. "She had a deep Lauren Bacall voice, kohl-rimmed eyes, an air of world-weary glamour," smoked long black cigarettes in a holder and "had a burning passion for language unlike anything I have ever seen," said Ms. Maynard.
The two women became Friends, but when the profile was about to be published, Ms. GIBSON had her lawyer send a threatening letter to the magazine, and "so she dropped out of my life." At the time, Ms. GIBSON was also immersed in a bitter custody battle with her former husband. She turned some of that experience into Sweet Poison, a collection of stories published by Phyllis Bruce at HarperCollins. Another story was turned into the television movie, For the Love of Aaron.
Mr. GILBOORD provides a convincing anti-story to Ms. GIBSON's claims of abuse, saying that he and his father-in-law were in constant communication with each other and with child-welfare officials trying to protect Aaron and manage Ms. GIBSON's erratic behaviour.
"She tried the best she could to raise me," said Aaron GILBOORD, who is now 33 and living with his wife and three sons in Manitoba, where he works as a juvenile counsellor with young offenders. He left home when he was 16, but remained in touch with his mother and his father. Ms. GIBSON wrote a poem about her son, when he was 5, saying in part, "and to phone the doctor when I a.m. crazed and always you bring my pill bottles/offering them up with renewed hope each time." The poem appeared in Aurora: New Canadian Writing, edited by Morris Wolfe. By the late 1980s, Ms. GIBSON was living in a subsidized unit in a housing co-op. That's how she met her second husband, Juris RASA, an architectural draughtsman who was living in the same development. Apparently, she showed up at his door one day to ask for bandages because her fingers were bleeding from banging on the keys on her typewriter. Eventually, they moved in together and married. He helped her learn to use a computer and to make the transition from short stories to the longer form of the novel.
Her literary Friends, including the late Timothy Findlay and his partner, screenwriter William Whitehead, and journalist June Callwood helped her get grants to support her writing and introduced her to agent Dean Cooke, who agreed to represent her in the early 1990s. He believes that Mr. RASA made it possible for her to write Opium Dreams, the novel that Ellen Seligman published at McClelland and Stewart.
"I was always amazed by her stamina and staying power because I anticipated the editing of the book would be hard for her," said Ms. Seligman, who came to treasure their long conversations on the telephone. "I think writing sustained her, more so than any other form of nourishment."
The novel was a literary success, but Ms. GIBSON was sinking again into mental illness. She and Mr. RASA separated in the late 1990s after she repeatedly accused him of trying to murder her. He died about a year ago. Ms. Maynard had reconnected with Ms. GIBSON in the mid 1990s during one of her many episodes of instability and formed an unofficial support group with Mr. Cooke, Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Callwood. "She was getting farther and farther away from reality," said Ms. Maynard.
About four years ago, Ms. GIBSON was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. She was seeing an oncologist, but stopped chemotherapy, probably because she was afraid of the side effects of her complex combination of medications.
Margaret Louise GIBSON was born in Scarborough, Ontario, on June 4, 1948. She died of metastasized breast cancer in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on February 25, 2006. She was 57. She is survived by her son Aaron, his wife Jennifer LAMBERT, their sons Logan, Drew and Ayden, and her three sisters Dana, Lenore and Deirdre and their families.

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RASBERRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
EZEARD, Elva May (RASBERRY)
Peacefully on Sunday, February 26th 2006, on her 91st birthday, at Allendale Nursing Home in Milton. Elva EZEARD, sadly missed by her son Darryl and his wife Alice, grandchildren Cheryl (Randy) HOUGH, and Derrick, great granddaughter Jillian and many nieces, nephews, Friends and neighbours. Predeceased by her husband and high school sweetheart Mervin, brothers Russell, Archie, Morley and sister Dorothy. Elva loved her family, her career in nursing at Dr. Stephenson's Clinic, Milton District Hospital and helping her mother (Margaret RASBERRY) at her nursing home. She loved her church and its music, Mission Band, Ladies Groups as President, Secretary, Treasurer, her volunteer work in Red Cross, Cancer Society and the Manor and Milton Hospital. She also enjoyed lawn bowling, curling, playing Bridge with Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire ladies and the highlight of her life, over 40 summers cottaging at Victoria Harbour on Georgian Bay. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. Milton 905-878-4452 from 10: 00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2nd 2006. The service will follow at 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Milton District Hospital Foundation or St. Paul's United Church would be appreciated by the family. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca

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RASIMUS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-20 published
STRONG, Helen Kathleen
Passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold STRONG (1987.) Also predeceased by her brother Fred TROTTER (1987.) Loving mother of Lynda SMITH and her husband Fred, and Carol RASIMUS and her husband Peter. Precious grandmother of Trevor and Lisa SMITH, Gary SMITH and his partner Stephanie BEZEAU, Laura and Dan HUSSER and Tim RASIMUS. Loving great-grandmother of Parker, Brennen and Carter. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the private family funeral will be conducted on Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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RASKAUSKAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
ULECKAS, Juozas " Joseph," M.D.
(August 7, 1917-April 21, 2006)
After a brief illness at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Doctor Maria ARSTIKAITIS, father of Jurate and Gintaras (Irene ARMSTRONG,) and senelis to Jonas, Kristina, and Simone. The youngest of fourteen children born to Matas and Katerina (née RASKAUSKAS) in Kauno Region, Lithuania. Graduated from the medical school at Heidelberg University and practiced physical medicine until his retirement in 1998. Gardening, Lithuania, books, and his grandchildren were his passions. Family and Friends will be received at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. (prayers at 8 p.m.) on Monday, April 24. A funeral mass to celebrate Juozas' life will be held at The Parish of the Resurrection Church, 1 Resurrection Rd., Toronto at 10: 00 a.m. on Tuesday April 25, 2006. Interment to follow at Anapilis (Saint_John's Lithuanian) Cemetery in Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Juozas' memory to The Parish of the Resurrection Church.

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RASKAUSKAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
ULECKAS, Juozas " Joseph," M.D. (August 7, 1917-April 21, 2006)
After a brief illness, at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Doctor Maria ARSTIKAITIS, father of Jurate and Gintaras (Irene ARMSTRONG,) and senelis to Jonas, Kristina, and Simone. The youngest of fourteen children born to Matas and Katerina (née RASKAUSKAS) in Kauno Region, Lithuania. Graduated from the medical school at Heidelberg University and practiced physical medicine until his retirement in 1998. Gardening, Lithuania, books, and his grandchildren were his passions. Family and Friends will be received at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of Jane subway, from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. (Prayers at 8 p.m.) on Monday, April 24. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Juozas' life will be held at The Parish of the Resurrection Church, 1 Resurrection Rd., Toronto, at 10: 00 a.m. on Tuesday April 25, 2006. Interment to follow at Anapilis (Saint_John's Lithuanian) Cemetery in Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Juozas' memory to The Parish of the Resurrection Church.

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RASKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-07 published
VANDER, Dorothy F.
Fashion Editor Of Liberty Magazine; Advertising Artist Of Globe and Mail; Proof-Reader Toronto Typographical Union (Daily Commercial News, Mono Lino, Alpha Graphics…)
On Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. Loving mother to Deena and Franklyn RASKY. Caring sister of Evelyn WILLIAMS and C.V. ROUBAUD. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto (at Howard Park Ave.) on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 3 o'clock, with visitation one-hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

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RASKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-11 published
VANDER, Dorothy F.
Fashion Editor Of Liberty Magazine; Advertising Artist Of Globe and Mail; Proof-Reader Toronto Typographical Union (Daily Commercial News, Mono Lino, Alpha Graphics…)
On Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. Loving mother to Deena and Franklyn RASKY. Caring sister of Evelyn WILLIAMS and C.V. ROUBAUD. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto (at Howard Park Ave.) on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 3 o'clock, with visitation one-hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

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RASMUSSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-26 published
SOUTHERN, William D.
Teacher - Sir John A. MacDonald High School - Retired.
Peacefully at home Wednesday, January 25, 2006. William Donald SOUTHERN age 71. Beloved husband of Patricia Jane (STANDING) SOUTHERN. Dear father of Jane E. SOUTHERN (Greg GREAVES) and Marion P. HARGREAVES (Richard.) Cherished grandfather of Cameron, Mitchell and Shannon. Brother of Robert (Carol,) Patricia WATSON (the late Michael) and brother-in-law of Anne RASMUSSEN (Henning.) Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Homes, 2313 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7G3. Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Service in Memory of Bill will be held Saturday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Palliative Outreach Program, 63 Glencoe Street, Suite 305 Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8F5 appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes, 613-235-6712.

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RASMUSSEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
DRONYK, Mary Violet (née TRIBBLE)
At the age of 98 years, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on December 9, 2006 at Bluewater Health - Palliative Care Unit. Violet was born in Caledon, Ontario and resided in Sarnia. She was the daughter of the late Jemima PETCH and William TRIBBLE. Predeceased by her loving husband, Michael Henry DRONYK who died in June 1993. They were married October 26, 1940. Loving and cherished mother of Verna of Toronto, Bill and his wife Linda (Craig) of Kitchener, and Bob and his wife Linda (Jolly) of London. he will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Shawn and his wife Gillian, Mandy and her husband Carl BLAKE, Michael, Kim, Corey, Ben and Holly. Violet had two great-granddaughters who were her little "darlings-" Brielle BLAKE and Madeline DRONYK. Predeceased by her brothers Bert, George, Jim, Jack, Charlie TRIBBLE, and sisters Sarah RAYBURN and Nellie BRYAN. Violet is survived by her sister-in-law Gladys TRIBBLE of Guelph, Ann RASMUSSEN of International Falls, Minnesota. and will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia with Rev. Connie ELLIS officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. and evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday afternoon from 1: 00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Red Cross, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine or Bluewater Health Palliative Care. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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RASMUSSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-04 published
RICHARDS, James Leslie, P.Eng.
Founder of J.L. Richards and Associates - Consulting Engineers
After a long struggle with Alzheimer's. James Leslie RICHARDS died peacefully on April 1, 2006 with his family by his side. He was born March 27, 1920 in Ottawa, son of the late Ethel and Jim RICHARDS. Dearly beloved husband of Gwen RICHARDS (née MERKLEY) for over 61 years. Loving father of Sandra RASMUSSEN (David,) Jim (Sally), Nancy LAVERGNE (Bob), Mark, Stephen (Catherine), Laurie MANION (Terry.) Proud grandfather of Greg, Terry, Jason and Brendan RASMUSSEN, Jennifer DRAPER and Thomas RICHARDS, Leslie LAVERGNE, Kathleen SHAW, Kim and Paul LAVERGNE, Sarah, Stephanie, Amy and Luke RICHARDS, Rebecca and Colleen MANION. Fondly remembered by his great-grandchildren Eric, Alex, Robbie, Rachel, Dustin, Brianna, Amber and Jamie, and his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brothers Ronald and Graham and his brother-in-law Cameron and by his sisters-in-law Marion MERKLEY and Louise MERKLEY. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean, on Wednesday, April 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at Saint Marys Anglican Church, 2574 Sixth Line, Dunrobin, on Thursday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club or Easter Seals Society would be appreciated.

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RASMUSSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
DE COSSON, Josephine Mary Margaret " Joy"
Born in Wimbledon, England on March 19, 1918 - Joy died peacefully on September 26, 2006 at the West Vancouver Care Centre. She will be missed greatly by her large extended family throughout the world and her many Friends. She is survived by her husband of 62 years: Tony and her three children Anne (Larry BERG) and grand_sons Yasha, Toby and Sebastian, Alex (Jean RASMUSSEN) and grand_sons Nicolas and Thomas and granddaughter Kristen, and Pippa (Tom WOODS.) Cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, 2nd, 3rd cousins and great Friends too numerous to mention will miss her generosity of spirit, her dignity, her strength and sense of humour. She is predeceased by her parents and four siblings. There will be a prayer vigil and viewing on Monday Oct 2nd at 6 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Tuesday Oct 3rd at 10 a.m., at St Anthony's Parish, 2337 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, followed by refreshments in the church hall. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Denman Conservancy Association, P.O. BOX 60, Denman Island, British Columbia. V0R 1T0 would be appreciated.

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RASMUSSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
RASMUSSEN, Maja
Went to be with her Lord on April 2, 2006 at Markhaven. Maja was born in Denmark on February 25, 1905. Predeceased by her beloved husband Sven, brothers Fred, Christian, Niels, Karl, sisters Emilie, Mia, and nephew Doctor Paul JACOBSEN (Rosemary.) She called Canada her home for 62 years. She brought with her the skills in cooking and baking that she had learned as a young woman. Lovingly remembered by her niece Anna JENNINGS (Don,) nephew Niels JACOBSEN (Laurie,) sister-in-law Betty SCHOU (Fred,) and many nieces and nephews in Denmark. We thank the staff at Markhaven for the wonderful care that they gave to her. Memorial service will be held at Markhaven, 54 Parkway Ave., Markham, L3R 8Z4 in the Neely Auditorium on Tuesday, April 11th, at 7: 30 p.m. Visitation between 6: 30-7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Markhaven Foundation, or to the charity of your choice will be gratefully appreciated.

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RASO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-15 published
FURFARO, Vincenza (née SORBARA)
At her home (Guelph) surrounded by her eleven children, on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Annunziato FURFARO (1975.) Loving mother of: Dominic FURFARO (Carmela) of Guelph, Nancy RASO of Hamilton, Stella BELTRAME, Angelo FURFARO (Carmela,) Rocco FURFARO (Brenda,) all of Guelph, Tony FURFARO (Betty) of London, Jim FURFARO (Nancy) of Guelph, Mike FURFARO (Denise) of Field, British Columbia, Mary McGIMSIE (John,) George FURFARO (Laura), Annunziato (Ned) FURFARO (Colleen), all of Guelph. Loving Nonna of 28 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Nancy PEZZANO. Predeceased by her parents: Maria Annunziata PEZZANO (née GIOVINAZZO) and Vincenzo SORBARA (Italy,) Brother -- Giuseppe PEZZANO (Nancy,) brother and sister-in-law Angelo and Annunziata PEZZANO (Italy,) Sister and brother-in-law Pasqualina and Raffaele AGOSTINO (Italy,) Son-in-law -- Vincenzo RASO (Hamilton,) Son-in-law -- Rodolfo BELTRAME. Caring Zia to many nieces and nephews in Guelph, Toronto, Welland, Chicago and Italy. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Vigil Tuesday at 8: 00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 98 Alice Street, Guelph on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment at Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph. As expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or online condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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RASO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-05 published
KAPSALIS, Kostantina " Tina"
Peacefully at Extendicare Nursing Home on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, Kostantina (Tina) KAPSALIS of London in her 81st year. Beloved daughter of the late Georgina and Konstantinos KAPSALIS (1974.) Beloved sister of Efrosini and her husband George VOUVALIDIS and Nicholas and his wife Pat KAPSALIS all of London and Sam and his wife Maria KAPSALIS of Detroit, Michigan. Loved by nieces and nephews John and his wife Heather VOUVALIDIS, Gus and his wife Tracy VOUVALIDIS, Stella and her husband Ken COSBY, Georgina and her husband Michael RASO, Tina and her husband Junior THELWELL, Diamond and her husband Roger STEELE and Georgina KAPSALIS and 5 great-nieces and nephews Erik, Jennifer, Jonathan, Victoria and Alexandra. The family of Tina KAPSALIS would like to thank the staff of Extendicare Nursing Home and a special thank you to her roommate Marlene ORR. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colborne Street) on Friday 5-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 131 Southdale Road West, on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Father Elias DROSSOS officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the chapel Friday evening at 8 p.m. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Kostantina KAPSALIS.

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RASO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
DARLING, Dorothy Violet (née HAWKINS)
Suddenly at University Hospital on Friday November 3, 2006 Dorothy Violet (HAWKINS) DARLING of London in her 68th year. Dear mother of Brian DARLING and his fiance Gayle MacPHERSON- HARRINGTON of London and Harold and his wife Joan DARLING of Elmira. Dear grandmother of Taylor, Alexander, Aaron, Drew and Chad. Dear sister of Janet HORTON and her husband Ed, Bob and his wife Olive HAWKINS and Margaret HAWKINS all of London. Sadly missed by her special niece Cathy. Dear aunt of Michelle, Kim, Kenny, John, Fred, Pammy, Jackie, Robert and Karen. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Violet HAWKINS and brothers Cyril and his wife Anita, Fred and his wife Marie HAWKINS and Harvey and his wife Tish, Kenneth as well as her sister Jean. Dearly loved by Gayle MacPHERSON- HARRINGTON's children Jeff HARRINGTON and his wife Kavitha, David HARRINGTON and his wife Denise, Suzanne CURVAN (née HARRINGTON) and her husband Randy, Meredith RASO (née HARRINGTON) and her husband Phil and Monique HARRINGTON and their children Daymon, Lauryn and Annessa, Alexandria, Julian, Kalynda and Kiarissa, Griffin, Merik and Alani. A memorial service will be held at Whiteoaks United Church 1901 Jalna Blvd at Southdale Road London on Wednesday November 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Lung Association or the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation arrangements through Forest City Cremation Service.

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RASO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-25 published
BEAUDOIN, Roland Oscar
At the Strathmore Residence in Dorval, on April 23, 2006, in his 80th year. Loving father of Dennis, Joanne (Bernie RASO,) Suzy, Caroline (Daniel KEATING,) and beloved grandfather of Jessica. Loving brother to Georgette, and the late Marcel, he also leaves to mourn seven nieces and nephews, and the "outlaws". Throughout his life, "Butch" was an artist and collector, quick to laugh, had a great sense of humour and a keen intellect. He was always optimistic, and a great friend to many. He volunteered with the Optimist Club, the Lion's Club, the Shriner's and the Shriner's Circus, McGill's Alumnae, and he was an officer in the Naval Reserve, H.M.C.S. Donnacona. A graduate of Collège Mont-St-Louis and McGill University (1953), he was first an architect with Betts, Beaudoin, Cash, then went to a career at Concordia University from which he retired at the age of 72. Visitation will be held at Kane Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Boulevard, on Tuesday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m., followed by a service in the funeral home chapel. Private cremation to follow. The family thanks the staff at the Strathmore Residence for the care and respect they provided to our father. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.

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RASON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-27 published
CLARKE, Rt. Rev. J.C.M. (1920-2006) L.Th., B.A., B.D., D.D.
Bishop, Priest, Soldier, Musician, Linguist and Raconteur. Peacefully on April 28th in Toronto. Jamie was born in Campbellford, Ontario son of the late Rev. C.E. CLARKE and Katharine (SMITH.) He graduated from Oakwood Collegiate, Trinity College, University of Toronto (45/49). Joined the Queen's York Rangers in 1937 and Canadian Army 1943-46 serving overseas with Can. Intelligence Corp. Priested in 1950-Curacy at St. Stephen's, Calgary, Alberta. Became Priest-in-Charge 1951-74 Fort Chimo, Québec (Kuujjuaq), Administrator Diocese of The Arctic 1974-1984. Consecrated Bishop Suffragon of The Arctic-1979-1986. Appointed Bishop Ordinary of the Canadian Forces 1986-91. Chaplain to the Regimental Council of Queen's York Rangers and to Central Ontario MacLeod Society. Beloved husband of Ruth (BRADBURY) since 1958 father of Matthew (Burnaby, British Columbia,) Mark (Toronto) and Penina (Ryan) RASON (Scarborough.) Brother of Charles (Beth) Mississauga and the late John (Ruth)-Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to The Diocese of The Arctic, P.O. Box 190, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N2 or Trinity College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H8 A memorial service to celebrate Jamie's life is to be held Saturday June 3rd at Saint_Jude's Wexford (10 Howarth Avenue, Scarborough) at 11 a.m.

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RASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-27 published
CLARKE, Rt. Rev. J.C.M. (1920-2006) L.Th., B.A., B.D., D.D.
Bishop, Priest, Soldier, Musician, Linguist and Raconteur.
Peacefully on April 28th, 2006 in Toronto. Jamie was born in Campbellford, Ontario, son of the late Rev. C.E. CLARKE and Katherine (SMITH.) He graduated from Oakwood Collegiate, Trinity College, University of Toronto (45/49). Joined the Queen's York Rangers in 1937 and Canadian Army 1943-46 serving overseas with Can. Intelligence Corp. Priested in 1950-Curacy at St. Stephen's, Calgary, Alberta. Became Priest-in-Charge 1951-74 Fort Chimo, Quebec (Kuujjuaq), Administrator Diocese of The Arctic 1974-1984. Consecrated Bishop Suffragan of The Arctic 1986-91. Chapline to the Regimental Council of Queen's York Rangers and to Central Ontario MacLeod Society. Beloved husband of Ruth (BRADBURY) since 1958, father of Matthew (Burnaby, British Columbia), Mark (Toronto) and Penina (Ryan) RASON (Scarborough.) Brother of Charles (Beth) Mississauga and the late John (Ruth)-Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Diocese of The Arctic, P O. Box 190, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2N2 or Trinity College, 5 Hoskin Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H8. A Memorial Ser vice to celebrate Jamie's life is to be held Sat. June 3rd at Saint_Judes' Wexford (10 Howarth Ave. Scarborough) at 11 a.m.

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RASON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-31 published
CLARKE, Rt. Rev. J.C.M., L.Th., B.A., B.D., D.D. (1920-2006)
Bishop, Priest, Soldier, Musician, Linguist and Raconteur. Peacefully on April 28th, 2006 in Toronto. Jamie was born in Campbellford, Ontario, son of the late Rev. C.E. CLARKE and Katherine (SMITH.) He graduated from Oakwood Collegiate, Trinity College, University of Toronto (45/49). Joined the Queen's York Rangers in 1937 and Canadian Army 1943-46 serving overseas with Can. Intelligence Corp. Priested in 1950-Curacy at St. Stephen's, Calgary, Alberta. Became Priest-in-Charge 1951-74 Fort Chimo, Québec (Kuujjuaq), Administrator Diocese of The Arctic 1974-1984. Consecrated Bishop Suffragan of The Arctic 1979-1986. Appointed Bishop Ordinary of the Canadian Forces 1986-91. Chapline to the Regimental Council of Queen's York Rangers and to Central Ontario MacLeod Society. Beloved husband of Ruth (BRADBURY) since 1958, father of Matthew (Burnaby, British Columbia), Mark (Toronto) and Penina (Ryan) RASON (Scarborough.) Brother of Charles (Beth) Mississauga and the late John (Ruth)-Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Diocese of The Arctic, P O. Box 190, Yellowknife, N.T. X1A 2N2 or Trinity College, 5 Hoskin Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H8. A Memorial Service to celebrate Jamie's life is to be held Sat. June 3rd at Saint_Judes' Wexford (10 Howarth Ave. Scarborough) at 11 a.m.

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RASTAS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-21 published
RASTAS, Keith Harold
Suddenly on Saturday, March 18, 2006. Keith Rastas of Bradford at 41 years of age. Husband of Mary (NICHOLLS.) Dear father of Jessica and Gabrielle. Dear son of Carol MURDOCK and Ron CREARY. Dear brother of Michael RASTAS. Son-in-law of Ingeborg and Rev. Robert NICHOLLS, and Dolores DISANTE. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for a memorial visitation on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Lathangue Chapel on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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RASTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-10 published
NETHERCOTT, Stewart
Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home in London Stewart NETHERCOTT of Dorchester passed away on Friday, April 7, 2006 with his family by his side, just prior to his 77th birthday. Beloved husband of Ruth (née KELLY) for almost 59 years. He will be sadly missed by his children Janet RASTIN (Jerry) of Mount Brydges, Edwin (Marie) of Exeter, Gary (Kim) and Dale (Karen) all of Dorchester and Dan (Sue) of London. Loving grandfather of Chris and Sandra RASTIN and Doug, Wayne, Tim, Melinda, Matthew, Jason, Joe, Allen, Jeff, Melissa and Brandon NETHERCOTT and nine great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Charles of Minnesata, Murray (Marilyn) of Woodstock, Frank (Gladi) of Florida and Alma STONE (George) of Peterborough and predeceased by a brother Harold and his parents Wilfred and Carrie NETHERCOTT. Also survived by a sister-in-law Marie NETHERCOTT of Tillsonburg. Stewart was born and raised in Clear Creek, Ontario and moved to Mt. Elgin. He eventually settled in Dorchester and started his own excavating company. In 1980 he had a serious workplace accident and became a quadriplegic. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home in Dorchester on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint Peter's Anglican Church in Dorchester on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. cremation with interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Von Homme Program in Dorchester or a charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged.

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RASTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-25 published
CHRISTENSEN, Susan Lorraine (née WHITTINGTON)
We Miss you a lot, and we always will But, we know that through love You are with us still. Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital and surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006. Susan Lorraine Whittington CHRISTENSEN, of Ilderton, in her 44th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Art CHRISTENSEN. Mommy leaves two precious children, Simon and Hannah, at home. Beloved daughter of Betty (HASKELL) WHITTINGTON and the late Glenn WHITTINGTON, of London. Lovingly remembered by parents-in-law Art and Barb CHRISTENSEN, and grandmother Christine CHRISTENSEN, all of London. Special sister to Debbie (Frank) RASTIN of Belmont, Nancy (Rick) KILLBY of St. Catharines, and Mary Liz (Joe) WHALLS of London. Loving and favourite aunt to 14 nieces and nephews. Susan will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Born in London on June 3rd, 1962, Susan spent her entire life there. She was a graduate of Westminster Secondary School and the University of Western Ontario, where she met her future husband. Susan and Art received a sacrament of marriage on September 30th, 1989. Susan was a country music lover and an avid fan of racing and all things Disney. Susan dedicated her life to her family to her Church and to their children's christian school. She could always be counted on for unconditional support and guidance, and her counsel will be missed by all. She will be fondly remembered by her many Friends at the University Students Council where she worked for over twenty years. Friends may call at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday from 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe Street West, London, on Friday, May 26th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m., with the Reverend Teresa CORRIGAN officiating. Susan was born and spent her whole life in this church. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the London Christian Academy Memorial Fund, 85 Charles Street, London, Ontario N6H 1H1 or the Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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RASTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
RASTIN, Thomas William " Bill"
At University Hospital, on Saturday, October 14, 2006, Thomas William "Bill" RASTIN in his 80th year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia E. (PATTERSON) RASTIN (1975.) Dear father of Christopher RASTIN (Domenica) of Sarnia, Barbara ALDEN (Guy), Brenda DOYLE (Pat) of London and Scott RASTIN (Janet) of Ancaster. Brother of Pearl DONAHUE of St. Catharines, Allen "Bud" RASTIN (Debbie) and Edythe BUTLER (Albert) of London. Also survived by 11 grandchildren. Fondly remembered by Joy. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William Street. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church (Dundas at Oakland). Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Myositis Association (online at www.myositis.org) or the Canadian Cancer Society. Prayers Monday at 7: 00 p.m.

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RASTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-11-28 published
RASTIN, Adam
In memory of our nephew, Adam RASTIN, who passed away two years ago, December 4, 2004.
Never more than a thought away
You are quietly remembered every day.
You will never be forgotten, Adam.
Love, Uncle Steve, Aunt Tracy, Todd, Tiffany, Trista, and Toni

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RASTIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-12-11 published
RASTIN, Adam
In memory of Adam RASTIN, who passed away 2 years ago, December 4.
Adam:
The moment that you died, our hearts split in two
The one side filled with memories, the other died with you.
We often lay awake at night, when the world is fast asleep
And take a walk down memory lane with tears upon our cheeks.
Remembering you is easy, we do it every day
But missing you is a heartache that never goes away.
We hold you tightly within our hearts
And there you will remain
Life has gone on without you, but it will never be the same.
We miss your smile, your bright and cheery face
All we can do now is hope you are with Grampa in a better place.
If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come true
We'd ask, with all our hearts, for yesterday and you.
Love you always and forever, Aunt Gayle, Will, Jen, Rob, Austin, Hayley, Michelle, Mike, Avery

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RASUL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-02 published
SHEIKH, Dilafroz Anwar Dilafroz (Mubarik)
Anwar Sheikh was born on October 18, 1920 in Srinagar, Kashmir and died peacefully on May 13, 2006, in Lahore, Pakistan. "Beloved": daughter of Dilaram Begum (dec.) and Khan Sahib Sirajuddin Ahmed (dec.;) wife of M. Anwar SHEIKH (dec.;) mother of Haji Ghulam RASUL, Mahjabin WAZIRZADA, Shahid Anwar SHEIKH (dec.), Nazneen SHEIKH and Sheerin Anwer SHEIKH; grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend and mentor. Gold-medalist undergraduate from Lahore College, Punjab University and graduate from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She taught at Karachi University, and worked for the Planning Commission and Village Aid of the Government of Pakistan. Dilafroz was the recipient of many honours and awards. Her dearest wish was for peace and prosperity in Kashmir and the betterment of life for women. "It is only the ignorant who believe that death is the end of life, in truth it is the eve of life and the morn of the continuity of life", Allama Iqbal. Dua, memorial prayer, on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 6. p.m. at 33 Kenneth Avenue, Toronto. M2N 6W9.

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