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RIZARRI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-18 published
MOORES, Adrian Cecil
(Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer 1963-1994)
Suddenly after a short illness, at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on Friday, March 17, 2006, Adrian Cecil MOORES, Beeton, in his 65th year, beloved husband and best friend to Linda BOAG. Supporter and proud dad of Laura (Hans) RIZARRI, Bolton, and predeceased by son Glen. Fun and doting Papa to Kaitlin. Brother of Art MOORES, Sydney, Nova Scotia and Wayne MOORES, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Loved brother-in-law and uncle to Larry and Diane DAVIS and family. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Monday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in Saint_James Roman Catholic Church, Colgan, on Tuesday morning, March 21 at 11 o'clock (leaving funeral home at 10: 15 a.m.). Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Colgan. If desired, memorial donations may be made to World Vision Canada, One World Drive, Mississauga L5T 2Y4. How blessed our family was to have had this wonderful, positive man to share our lives. He was larger then life and the world is dimmer not only for his family but for his many Friends. Condolences for the family may be offered at: www.eganfuneralhome.com

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RIZOPOULOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
MacKENZIE, Gail Elizabeth (née BEATTY)
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at Bluewater Health-Norman St. Site, Sarnia on Saturday, October 7, 2006. Gail Elizabeth MacKENZIE (née BEATTY) age 49 years of Courtright. Beloved wife of Greg. Loving mother of Trisha MORDEN (Kyle) of Port Lambton, Mallory MacKENZIE (Mark VANDAMME) of Courtright and Morgan MacKENZIE (Steve MURPHY) of Courtright. Special grandmother to Mac. Dear daughter of Barry (Sam) and Marion BEATTY of Sarnia. Treasured sister of Brenda (Rick) DEGUIRE and their children Joe and Mike, Joyce WISE and her children Shelley RIZOPOULOS (John) and Dusty WISE, Stacey BEATTY- KELCH and her children Jayme and Jesse, Rick BEATTY (Cindy McLUNG) and his children Rod and Randy and Dave BEATTY (Cherie) and their son Nicky. Also survived by her mother-in-law Margaret MacKENZIE of Courtright, sisters-in-law Doreen JOHNSTON (Phil), Bonnie MUXLOW (Don), Carol BEATTY; brothers-in-law Mark MacKENZIE (Leslie), Alan MacKENZIE (Joyce), Dale MacKENZIE (Ineke) and Garry WISE; nieces and nephews, P.J. and Eva JOHNSTON, Peter and Ivy JOHNSTON, Beckie and Mark MUNDAY, Robbie MUXLOW, Sean MacKENZIE, Ian MacKENZIE, and Cathlyn and Nadine MacKENZIE and by very dear Friends, Janice BRANDON and Mary Ann McLAUGHLIN. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her grandparents; Clarence (Jack) and Florence SAYERS, Stuart and Bertha BEATTY; father-in-law Colin MacKENZIE, brother-in-law Wayne MacKENZIE and nephew Daryl WISE. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Saint_Joseph's Church in Corunna on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Jim HIGGINS celebrating. Interment to follow in Moore-Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Bluewater Health Palliative Care or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Many thanks to "Her Girls" in Palliative Care. Knight 519-862-2845

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RIZZA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-07 published
SWYBROUS, William Basilius (SWERBYWUS)
Passed away February 25, 2006. Predeceased by his loving wife Jean FROLICK and his son-in-law Donny PETER. Dedicated father to Bill and his wife Joan SWYBROUS and Deanna and her husband Stuart MILLAR. Cherished grandfather of Joanne and her husband Rob BRADLEY, Michael and his wife Nikki PETER, Catherine and her fiancé Derek WEST, Robb and his fiancée Colleen FRIEL and Susan and her husband Michael RIZZA. Devoted great-grandfather to Nicolas Joseph RIZZA whom he called 'Peanut'. Dear brother of Steve SHIELDS. He was laid to rest March 2, 2006 beside his wife of 60 years. Mom and Dad gave of their Love to cherish, their Roots to stand by and Wings to fly by. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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RIZZATO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-27 published
BROWN, Thomas S.
On February 23, 2006 at Douglas Fir Hospice. Predeceased by his beloved wife Beverley in 1995. Survived and much loved by daughters Dorothy POLUKOSHKO of Vancouver, Peg (Barry SMITHSON) of Genelle, British Columbia; sons Bill (Linda RIZZATO) of Port Alberni, Bob (Linda BROWN) of Kelowna and grand_sons Thor POLUKOSHKO (Chelsea CROOKS) of Vancouver, Karl POLUKOSHKO (Chelsea SHIMELL) of Penticton, William Rizzato BROWN of Port Alberni. Also, step-grandchildren Shawn ESKITT (Courtney and their daughter Hunter) and Terry SMY (Jim and their sons Austin and Dorian). Also, sisters Muriel (George GROOME) of Montreal, Effie KIMMERLY of Oshawa, Grace HARRIS of London, Ontario, Leslie McNUTT of Banff, brother John (Shirley SAMPSON/SAMSON) of Coles Island, New Brunswick and brother-in-law Walter LOGAN of Regina plus many nieces and nephews. Born in Toronto July 5, 1925 Tom's journey through life was rich and varied rising out of his passion and commitment to the United Church and his vision of hope using his skills of sharing and teaching. He was an agriculturist, journalist, facilitator and adult educator. Tom was most in his element when he was surrounded by people working towards a common goal. Along his life's road, Tom formed countless deep and lasting relationships and touched the lives of people all over the world. A memorial service will be held at First United Church 721 Bernard Ave. in Kelowna on Thursday March 2nd at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Helen Hobbs and Rev. Walter Logan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Church or the British Columbia Cancer Agency. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted with care to Westwood Funeral Chapel. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. M. Shepard and the entire staff at Douglas Fir Hospice for their compassionate care.

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RIZZI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
VIRGILIO, Anna
Peacefully at York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill on Saturday, January 28, 2006 in her 86th year. Loving mother of Michele and his wife Nardina, Maria SALVAGIO and her husband Antonio, Laura RIZZI and her husband Vito, Rita CONDARCURI and her husband Peter, and Vita GIOACCHINI and her husband Roberto. Cherished grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 10. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) for visitation on Monday, January 30 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Immaculate Church, 10295 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. Entombment Highland Memory Gardens, Toronto. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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RIZZO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-05 published
Barrie woman charged with murdering her children
Family embroiled in bitter custody battle
By Gregory BONNELL and Allison JONES / The Canadian Press
A troubled mother embroiled in a court battle over custody of her two young daughters was facing murder charges Wednesday after police discovered the girls dead in a west-end apartment.
An early-morning phone call summoned police to the apartment, where they made an emotional and grisly discovery: the bodies of a one-year-old girl and her three-year-old sister.
Also in the apartment was the mother of the victims, 31-year-old Frances Elaine CAMPIONE, who was taken to hospital for a brief examination before she was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Residents of the building expressed shock and disbelief as they described seeing the girls playing outside; those who know their mother said the family was in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. "Nobody would help her, it seemed like," said one of the building's tenants, speaking on condition of anonymity. "She was reaching out for help and she was struggling.
She was having a hard time."
CAMPIONE, whom the neighbour said lived in shelter before recently moving into the apartment complex, was scheduled to appear in family court today on what a judge would only describe as "family matters." She's now scheduled to appear in criminal court instead.
Sharon LYNN, whose daughter lives in the building and is a good friend of CAMPIONE, said it's impossible for strangers to understand what she's been going through.
"(She) was tormented and nobody saw the signs," said LYNN. "( Imagine) you are so desperate that you actually kill your children, to take away the pain to send them to be with the Lord."
"The little girls are precious, their eyes would light up," she continued. "My little grand_son (said he) was going to marry her (oldest daughter)."
CAMPIONE called 911 at about 6: 15 a.m. Wednesday "to notify us that there were two children dead in the apartment," Barrie police Insp. Jim FARRELL said.
The sight of the bodies being removed from the building on adult-size stretchers proved emotional for one officer on the scene. "To see two young bodies being brought out definitely choked me up," said Sgt. Dave GOODBRAND.
"I can only imagine what officers and staff had to face when they saw those children… three and one, they're very innocent and it's very difficult."
Police did not release the names of the girls or how they were killed. Post-mortem examinations were expected to take place Thursday in Toronto.
Neighbours walking their dogs in the small park beside the building said they would see the girls there every day.
"Last Sunday, one little girl was out in the yard looking for a prince," said Reid, who declined to give his last name.
When asked about the mother, Reid replied: "She kept to herself."
Another neighbour, John LAINE, said he didn't know the family well but he recalled seeing the two girls playing in a park outside the apartment building.
"They were happy, go-lucky kids," he said.
The Toronto Star reported on its website that the father lives with his parents in Woodbridge, Ontario - a suburb northwest of Toronto where he lived with CAMPIONE and the two girls before their marriage fell apart.
Neighbours identified the father as Leo CAMPIONE, a hard-working, soft-spoken construction worker who loved nothing more than time with his children, the Star reported.
"He wanted to work things out for the kids, and he loved his wife, too," said neighbour Elisa RIZZO, a grandmother who watched Leo CAMPIONE grow up on the street, fall in love, then suffer through marital breakdown.
"He's a very good guy," "she told the Star. "Always kept his nose clean. Very respectful."

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RIZZO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-03 published
GAROFALO, Lorainne A.M. (née BEAUDRY)
Lorainne GAROFALO, (née BEAUDRY) beloved wife of Louis, passed away at age 60 in Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents Raoul and Veronica BEAUDRY. Born in Montreal, Canada, she is survived by her brothers Paul (Jarmila) of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Patrick (Judy) of Ste Anne de Bellevue, Québec, Raymond (Joan) of Newark, Delaware. Nieces Debbie, Danielle, Pamela, Kimberly, nephews Kevin, Andrew plus seven great-nephews and nieces mourn her passing. She also leaves four step-children Gregg (Suzanne) GAROFALO of Newtown, Connecticut, Richard (Beverly) GAROFALO of Wethersfield, Connecticut, Lisa (James) FRITZ of Middletown, Connecticut and Terri (Joseph) RIZZO of Durham, Connecticut and ten grandchildren will dearly miss her. A Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at Saint_John's Roman Catholic Church, Thursday, July 6th, followed by interment at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Stamford, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RIZZO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-07 published
Educator challenged status quo
Veteran trustee Mae WAESE rose to head 2 boards
Fought for breakfast clubs, English as a Second Language classes in '60s
By Amy BROWN- BOWERS, Staff Reporter, Page B2
She was Mae the mensch -- tireless, inspired and good. She got under your skin and stayed there. She made you mad, then won you over.
"She pissed people off, but more than likely she made them her Friends. She was an amazing woman," said Maria RIZZO, school trustee in the Toronto Catholic District School Board who first met Mae WAESE in 1982.
WAESE, an educational Don Quixote who fought for creative and inclusive educational reform starting in the 1960s, died of a brain tumour Wednesday. Friends and family gathered yesterday to remember and celebrate her life.
Friends don't know how old she was and her family won't say, but WAESE was known to enjoy the annual celebration of her 39th birthday.
"Mae was an advocate for making sure that all kids were served well by the system," said Councillor Howard MOSCOE (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence) who met WAESE in the early 1960s.
"She said there are kids who can't learn by traditional methods and we need alternatives.... It was her dogged determination that changed education in North York in the '60s."
WAESE was a stay-at-home mom with three young children volunteering for the Home and School Association in the early 1970s when she decided to go back to school herself.
Her youngest child, James WAESE, remembers getting a letter from his mom at summer camp with her report card from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education tucked inside.
After earning a degree in adult education, she became a trustee in the North York Board of Education in 1978 and served as chairman of the North York board from 1983 to 1986.
At the same time, she was a member of the Toronto Metropolitan School Board and went on to become its chair from 1988 to 1992. She stayed as a trustee until the amalgamation of the school boards in 1998.
"She always challenged the status quo," said Jon FILION, former chair of the North York Board of Education, and councillor for Toronto's Ward 23 (Willowdale). "She was always pushing, pushing, pushing for improvement and change and to make things better for students."
FILION met WAESE when he was an education reporter for the Toronto Star in the 1980s and remembers watching her at board meetings speaking her mind even while other trustees tried to shut her down.
"They would just flatten Mae. They'd knock her down and she'd get back up," he said.
She fought for alternative schools when money was tight and she fought to keep schools open when others wanted to close them. She fought for the rights of English as a Second Language students and for the breakfast club that provides meals for hungry kids.
"We have a moral responsibility to support our children when they are in need of financial help," she said in a 1992 Star article. "You just can't teach hungry kids."
WAESE talked about diversity long before it was buzzword -- she was a founding member of the North York Race Relations Committee. Her political instincts and people skills meant that her ideas were heard and often implemented.
She was known as a skilled mediator and negotiator who kept the gears turning in the deeply divided North York board.
"The very first words that she said to me were, 'Do you want to win the battle or do you want to win the war'?" RIZZO said.
"Her skills with other people were really amazing. Her ability to understand other people and to work with them was really extraordinary," FILION added.
Besides work, WAESE was deeply involved in the Jewish community, had a full social life and was the centre of her family.
"She had the energy of five people and the enthusiasm of 10," FILION said.
"The serious truth -- she never seemed to sleep," James said. He remembers seeing her up late at night reading briefs so that she was prepared for the next day's meetings.

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RIZZO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-27 published
CARNOVALE, Maria
Passed away peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Gregorio. Dear mother of Teresa RIZZO (Domenic,) Vittoria FUSILLO, Domenic (Sophie,) Mary Ann CARNOVALE, and the late Nicola. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace Church, 3914 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke (at Martingrove) on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 12 noon. Entombment Glen Oaks Mausoleum. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RIZZO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-05 published
Barrie mom faced custody hearing
Girls, 1 and 3, found dead at home
Family court appearance set for today
By Jim WILKES and Jessica LEEDER, Staff Reporters with files from Peter EDWARDS
Barrie -- Friends say a woman charged with killing her two young daughters feared she was about to lose them in a bitter custody battle with her estranged husband.
The latest chapter in the custody dispute was to have played out in family court today, but yesterday's slayings of Sophia CAMPIONE, 3, and her year-old sister Serena have brought that hearing to a tragic end.
Frances Elaine CAMPIONE, 31, will instead face two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the blond-haired tots who one friend described as "perfect little angels."
Neighbours in the 13-storey apartment building on Coulter Street, a stone's thrown from Bayfield St. and Highway 400 in Barrie's north end, were stunned by news that police had found the children dead when they answered an emergency call shortly after 6 a.m. yesterday.
Insp. Jim FARRELL said CAMPIONE had placed a 911 call reporting "two dead children inside an apartment."
As officers stood watch over the slain youngsters' bodies, CAMPIONE was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital for a medical examination and then moved to police headquarters for questioning.
Police were awaiting the results of autopsies today to learn how the children were killed.
"It's a sad day for the city of Barrie," FARRELL said.
CAMPIONE had moved to the apartment, behind the huge Bayfield Mall, a few months ago after separating from her husband, Leo, who was living with his parents in Woodbridge.
Neighbours said Children's Aid Society workers had visited her twice in recent weeks as she prepared for today's custody hearing.
Some recalled seeing the little girls running in the hallways of the building or holding on to their mother in the elevators.
"They were the sweetest little girls that you've ever seen in your life -- tiny, petite and well-behaved," said neighbour Cathie MORGAN, 50. "The mother always took such good care of them. They were always dressed in princess dresses."
MORGAN said she was struggling to understand how anyone could take two precious, innocent lives.
CAMPIONE was a "woman who was tormented," said friend Sharon LYNN, who wiped tears from red-rimmed eyes as she placed flowers outside the building late yesterday afternoon.
LYNN said CAMPIONE was struggling to cope with a life that was "so bad.
"That mother needs a hug," she said. "She needs to know that people love her."
John KERR said he last saw the mother and daughters in an elevator a day earlier.
"She's not a happy woman," said KERR, 37. "I've never ever seen that woman smile.
"She was not a happy person at all."
A resident of the Woodbridge neighbourhood where Leo CAMPIONE grew up said the girls' mother went into a deep depression after the birth of her second child last year.
She said the mother dropped the children off at her in-laws, saying she couldn't deal with them.
At one point, she didn't even want to see the kids, so the grandmother took them in, the neighbour said.
One neighbour on the Woodbridge street where the dead girl's grandparents live collapsed when she heard the news of the slayings.
Other neighbours described the girls' father as a hard-working, soft-spoken construction worker who loved to spend time with his children.
"He loved his kids," said Elisa RIZZO, a grandmother who watched Leo CAMPIONE grow up on the street, fall in love, then suffer through marriage break-up.
"He wanted to work things out for the kids, and he loved his wife too," said RIZZO.
Family members guarded the grandparents' door from the media as red-eyed neighbours dropped in to pay their respects.
Neighbours said the girls' grandparents loved to walk the girls through the neighbourhood where many families have lived for a quarter-century.
"They would walk them every day," one said.
"They loved to take them to the park and to church," said another.
The building where the slayings took place is operated by the Barrie Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation, which provides geared-to-income and full-market-rate units.
Ann HARVEY, the corporation's community relations manager, said she had met the family and described the two dead girls as "very sweet."
"The whole family was very wonderful -- gentle, sweet people," she said. "They were nice young children.
"There's just sadness, just overwhelming sadness."
Barrie had just two homicides in 2005.
"Barrie doesn't see too many homicides in a year," said Sgt. Dave GOODBRAND. "To make it two children, it touches the hearts of everybody.
"It's going to take some time for people to try to consume why this occurred," he said. "Hopefully we'll have some answers for the public in time to come.
"There's still a lot of legwork that has to be done by investigators."
GOODBRAND said he was moved as he watched the youngsters' bodies removed from the building.
"It chokes me up," he said. "I have two children about the same ages.
"I can't imagine anything like this. It would be my worst nightmare."

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