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SERBA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
Ex-college hockey star dies after alley attack
By Canadian Press, Wed., November 29, 2006
Toronto -- A former U.S. college hockey star who ended up on life support following a brutal attack in Toronto on the weekend died yesterday afternoon from his injuries.
Michael SERBA, 25, was struck in the head with an unknown object, possibly a brick, early Saturday morning after he left a bar.
He had been visiting over the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend from Norwich University in Vermont, which he originally attended on a hockey scholarship.
Police say SERBA was out with Friends about 12: 30 a.m. Saturday when he was sucker-punched after leaving a bar.
Rather than call 911, SERBA and his Friends searched for the culprit.
SERBA was a little ahead of his Friends when he was attacked in an alley. He suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of serious trauma to his head.
An autopsy is to take place in Toronto today.
Police say the attempted murder charge against Nicholas CROWDIS, 22, of Toronto, is expected to be upgraded at his next court appearance December 4.
SERBA played four successful seasons with the Norwich Cadets.
This year, the business major was attending graduate school and was expected to finish his studies next spring.

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SERBA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-29 published
College student dies after attack
By Canadian Press, Page A19
Toronto -- A Canadian student attending a U.S. college where he had been a star hockey player died yesterday from injuries he suffered in a brutal attack in Toronto on the weekend.
Michael SERBA, 25, who had been on life-support since the attack, was struck in the head with an unknown object, possibly a brick, early Saturday morning after he left a bar.
He had returned home to Toronto over the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend from Norwich University in Vermont, where he was originally accepted on a hockey scholarship.
Police say Mr. SERBA was out with Friends around 12: 30 a.m. Saturday when he was sucker-punched after leaving a bar.
Rather than call 911, Mr. SERBA and his Friends searched for the culprit.
Mr. SERBA was walking ahead of his Friends when he was attacked in an alley and suffered a serious trauma to his head.
An autopsy is to take place in Toronto today.
Police say a charge of attempted murder laid against Nicholas CROWDIS, 22, of Toronto is expected to be upgraded at his next court appearance December 4.
Mr. SERBA played four seasons with the Norwich Cadets. This year, the business major was attending graduate school and was expected to finish his studies next spring.
Toronto Police Detective Shehara VALLES said Monday that Mr. SERBA's parents described their son as having "a passion for life and family, hockey and his Friends."
The attack on Mr. SERBA cast a pall over the Cadets' victory last weekend at Norwich's Kreitzberg Arena, where the team defeated Plattsburgh State 4-2 Saturday in the championship game of the Primeline Great Northern Shootout tournament.

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SERBA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-29 published
Brick attack victim, 25, dies
By Phinjo GOMBU, Staff Reporter
A 25-year-old Toronto man and college hockey star hit in the head by an object police say might have been a brick died yesterday.
Mike SERBA, who was home in Toronto for American Thanksgiving from Norwich University in Vermont, was attacked early Saturday morning in an alleyway near Bloor St. W. and Jane St.
Toronto police said SERBA had been at a nearby bar. When he went to get money from a nearby bank machine, SERBA said somebody "sucker-punched" him.
Rather than call police, he and his Friends who were at the bar went outside in search of the attacker. SERBA was then attacked with a blunt object, which put him in a coma.
SERBA, who was doing his master's in business at Norwich University, was also captain of the hockey team last year.
Nicholas CROWDIS, 22, of no fixed address, is charged with attempted murder. Police said yesterday the charge will be upgraded at his next court appearance at Old City Hall on Monday.

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SERBA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-06 published
Slain hockey player 'had class'
Former Vermont teammates turn out to honour 25-year-old killed by blow to the head
By John GODDARD, Staff Reporter
A tender story about Michael SERBA's sense of sportsmanship started the rustle of tissues at his funeral yesterday.
Father Andrew FIGOL delivered a eulogy for the 25-year-old former hockey star and scholar, who died last week after being smashed in the head after leaving a Bloor West Village bar.
The tribute came from several sources, the priest said, including a message from a young Vermont father.
"This guy had class," said the priest, quoting the unnamed father, who recalled a critical hockey match last season when SERBA was captain of the Norwich University Cadets in rural Vermont.
"Prior to the game," the story went, "my son was sitting in a tunnel area of the arena. He was wearing a Middlebury jersey. He was obviously a Middlebury fan."
Norwich and Middlebury were arch-rivals.
SERBA, not yet in uniform, started chatting with the boy sitting alone and spent 20 minutes talking with him about hockey.
"When the teams came on the ice, I noticed Norwich player No. 20 tap my son on the shoulder with his stick," the father recalled it was the first time the boy realized that he had been talking to a rival player.
"Norwich won," the father also recalled.
"As the team came off the ice, my son gave No. 20 the thumbs-up."
Nearly 500 mourners crowded into St. Demetrius Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church for the two-hour service, in the Eglinton St. and Royal York Rd. area of Etobicoke.
That included two busloads of hockey players, fans and Friends attending from Norwich U, about a three-hour drive south of Montreal.
Two in particular stood out.
They were wearing both the home and away versions of Norwich team jersey No. 20, crimson and gold, with a big C on the upper left chest.
"Why did this happen?" said FIGOL, lamenting the senselessness of the death. "Why him? Why did he have to go in the way that he did?
"All the knowledge in the world cannot explain why."
SERBA, 25, grew up in Toronto and attended St. Demetrius before leaving for Norwich on a hockey scholarship.
After four years, he left the team this season, when his eligibility ran out, to pursue an M.B.A. but continued to live with former teammates.
On a Toronto visit the weekend before last, he met up with Friends at a west-end club.
At one point he left to use a bank machine and returned to say he had been "sucker-punched," police later said.
SERBA then led his Friends in search of the assailant and was smashed with a brick-like object in a passageway connecting Bloor St. to the Jane subway station.
He was put on life support in hospital but died on Tuesday of last week.
SERBA's family has asked for privacy but a few days ago issued a statement saying it had donated the young man's organs.
"Out of this tragedy we are comforted that Michael's great many qualities of strength, determination, compassion and goodness continue to shine through beyond his life," it said.
Charged with second-degree murder in SERBA's death is Nicholas CROWDIS, 22, of Toronto.

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SERBIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-28 published
QUESNELLE, Donald
Peacefully passed away at the Huronia District Hospital, Midland on Monday June 19, 2006. Donald QUESNELLE of Port McNicoll, In his 67th year. Beloved husband of Donna. Dear father of Terry (Sandra VALADE,) Wendy and her husband Kevin MATEFF of Midland. Loving grandfather of Carrie, Kelly, Allison and David and great grandfather of Giovanni. Beloved son of the late Daniel Sr. and Janet QUESNELLE. Brother of Helen and the late Lloyd COOK of Barrie, the late Ella May and Ben SERBIN, James and the late Margaret of Midland, Annie and the late Buck MAGLOUGHLIN of Port McNicoll, Margaret and husband Leonard LA CROIX of Midland, Daniel Jr. and wife Rita of Penetang, Ernest and wife Annette of Midland, the late Nancy and husband Morris FOURNIER of Midland, the late Mark and wife Helen of Midland (and the late Beatrice), Charles and Sharon MOREAU of Port McNicoll, Deborah and Shawn MANDLEY of Brampton, Niece Charlotte and husband Jerome ST AMANT of Trenton. Remembered lovely by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service will be held at Don's request. A Memorial Service will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Midland on Thursday July 6, 2006 at 1 o'clock. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the charity of your choice and may be made at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Expressions of sympathy may be made at lynnstone@sympatico.ca
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SERBYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-20 published
SERBYN, Maria
Peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2006 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late John SERBYN. Adored mother of Helena and Robert. Maria will be sadly missed by her grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection (Leeds Street) on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery.

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SERCOMBE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-16 published
WILSON, James " Jim" Beatty
At Strathroy General Hospital on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, James (Jim) Beatty WILSON of R.R.#2, Thedford, Ontario., in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Wilhelmine (née SERCOMBE.) Father of Robert (Dianne), Allan (Fran) and daughter-in-law Cathy. His son Larry predeceased 1995. Grandfather of Tracy (Rob), Tim (Kristyn), Christopher, Katie, Scott (Jessie) and Jeffrey. Great-grandchildren, Owen, Hayden and Lauryn. Predeceased by parents Reuben and Victoria (née GILL,) his brothers Carl, Lloyd, Ford, Ray and Albert (infant,) his sisters Evelyn (Mrs. Hubert AUGUSTINE) and Laura (infant.) Jim was a proud veteran of World War 2 serving with the Elgin Regiment in Europe, theatre of war. He was a 60 year member of Arkona Masonic Lodge #307, a 50 year Past Master and Past Grand Steward of Sarnia District and a life member of Minnewawa Chapter #78 Ram. He was a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Chapel, Arkona and a member of the Forest Legion. Jim was born on January 18, 1919, the youngest child of Reuben and Victoria. He was raised on their farm and continued to live there until 3 days prior to his dealth. He loved to farm until Alzheimer's robbed him of his ability to cope. Resting at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. at Watt, Forest. Visitation Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. Friday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Lodge Service Thursday evening at 7 p.m. followed by a Legion walk through at 7: 15 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday St. Stephen's Anglican Chapel, Arkona for a private family service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Catherine ASCAH. Interment Arkona Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Victorian Order of Nurses and Strathroy Middlesex Hospital. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of Jim by the Dodge family.

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SERCOMBE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-17 published
WILSON, James " Jim" Beatty
At Strathroy General Hospital on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, James (Jim) Beatty WILSON of R.R.#2, Thedford, Ontario., in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Wilhelmine (née SERCOMBE.) Father of Robert (Dianne), Allan (Fran) and daughter-in-law Cathy. His son Larry predeceased 1995. Grandfather of Tracy (Rob), Tim (Kristyn), Christopher, Katie, Scott (Jessie) and Jeffrey. Great-grandchildren, Owen, Hayden and Lauryn. Predeceased by parents Reuben and Victoria (née GILL,) his brothers Carl, Lloyd, Ford, Ray and Albert (infant,) his sisters Evelyn (Mrs. Hubert AUGUSTINE) and Laura (infant.) Jim was a proud veteran of World War 2 serving with the Elgin Regiment in Europe, theatre of war. He was a 60 year member of Arkona Masonic Lodge #307, a 50 year Past Master and Past Grand Steward of Sarnia District and a life member of Minnewawa Chapter #78 Ram. He was a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Chapel, Arkona and a member of the Forest Legion. Jim was born on January 18, 1919, the youngest child of Reuben and Victoria. He was raised on their farm and continued to live there until 3 days prior to his dealth. He loved to farm until Alzheimer's robbed him of his ability to cope. Resting at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. at Watt, Forest. Visitation Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. Friday 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Lodge Service Friday evening at 7 p.m. Legion walk through Thursday at 7: 15 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday St. Stephen's Anglican Chapel, Arkona for a private family service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Catherine ASCAH. Interment Arkona Cemetery. Donations appreciated to Victorian Order of Nurses and Strathroy Middlesex Hospital. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of Jim by the Dodge family.

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SEREDA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-27 published
Folk fest director hanging it up
Summerfolk artistic director won't return after this summer
By Bill HENRY
A search begins this week for the next Summerfolk artistic director.
Liz HARVEY- FOULDS, heading into her second festival this summer, has told the Georgian Bay Folk Society board she won't apply to renew her two-year contract.
Trying to program the music festival from her home near Thunder Bay has been frustrating and difficult while teaching high school full-time, HARVEY- FOULDS said in an interview Saturday.
When she took over the part-time contract position in the fall of 2004 from Don BIRD, who resigned after a dispute with the board, HARVEY- FOULDS was teaching part-time and planned to relocate to Owen Sound and teach school here. She said she gave that idea up after realizing she would lose seniority and have no job security.
“I've agonized and tossed and turned over this,” HARVEY- FOULDS said as folk society volunteers set up for the annual Last Chance Saloon concert and competitive audition for a main stage slot this summer.
HARVEY- FOULDS said the working relationship with the board has been “terrific,” there's no controversy around her departure and she regrets leaving after such a short time.
Folk society president Pam HEARN- ERB said the board appreciated HARVEY- FOULDS' early notice, which came weeks ago but was to be made public in a media release today. No public announcement was to be made Saturday during the Last Chance Saloon, which also serves as a volunteer recognition party.
“I think Liz has been good for us. She had big shoes to fill and we think she filled them well,” HEARN- ERB said.
“As a board we're totally fine with it. We appreciated her honesty and we certainly appreciated her being here. We think she's been really good for the organization.&rdquo
HARVEY- FOULDS has programmed the Red Rocks folk festival for several years as a volunteer, and plans to continue that. Her first Summerfolk lineup was the 30th annual last August.
She assumed the role with a goal and a mandate to return the event to its folk roots. She brought back mostly favourite acts from the festival's history, with a mix of newer, younger folk artists and a few veterans who had never played Summerfolk.
She said her plan then, and again this year, was to gather musicians who knew one another or could work well enough together to mix up entertaining and spontaneous music at the informal workshops, which are more vital to the festival's success than spotlight evening performances, she said.
“I tried not to focus on trying to prove anything to anybody, because there was a lot of pressure I realized after the event on me to prove that I could do it. I decided not to think about that, but instead to think about a celebration of the festival's past and the strengths of the community and making the weekend a really wonderful experience.&rdquo
She said she was justifiably criticized by some last year for hiring too few women, not enough country musicians, and especially not enough world music. She's fixed that this year with a lineup announced Saturday night which includes African guitarists, several Cuban and Latin jazz groups, a long list of women songwriters and singers, and several country music performers.
The lineup for the August 18, 19 and 20 festival at Kelso Beach includes:
Plenty of Cuban, African and Latin American acts for world music fans, including The African Guitar, Jane Bunnett and her band of Cuban and Canadian jazz players, a 12-piece band from Cuba, the Latin Jazz band Flamenco Caravan, and Latin jazz singer Eliana Cuevas.
Prairie Oyster and Alan Rhody from Nashville for country fans.
A long list of women including Juno winner Lynn Miles, Mae Moore with Lester Quitzau, blues singer Rita Chiarelli, The Anne Lindsay Band, and Fig for A Kiss, featuring Sahra Featherstone.
Songwriters Bill Bourne; Alex Sinclair of Tamarack; Ottawa-area newcomer Brock ZEEMAN; and both Steve DICKINSON and David SEREDA from the Owen Sound area, as well as Walkerton's Richard KNECHTEL.
Groups include East Coast rockers and award winners Chucky Danger, the Appalachian and Celtic influenced New England trio Crooked Still and Winnipeg's D. Rangers, who mix Bluegrass and western swing with a punk rock attitude.
Rob Elder and Friends, with Pete Devlin and Joel Morelli, who were clear crowd favourites to win a main stage slot with their 15-minute Last Chance Saloon performance Saturday night. It was the second time Elder has won the event.
Georgian Bay Folk Society policies require the board to advertise the artistic director position every two years. Advertisements will go out immediately with plans to fill the position by June and have both new and current artistic directors at this year's festival for a smooth transition.
Both the director and the president said Saturday there are clear and obvious advantages for whoever programs the festival to reside in the local community.
“I don't want to say that they should hire someone who lives in the community. That's not my place to say,” HARVEY- FOULDS said. “I don't think it's necessary to run the festival for the person to be here, but for me, if I'm the artistic director I need to be here. I need to be part of the community.&rdquo
When it became clear moving to Owen Sound was off, she said she bowed out of the position.
HEARN- ERB believes the job should go to someone living in the area.
“But that's not necessarily what the board will decide to do,&rdquo she said Saturday. “I think it's important to be involved in the community. Summerfolk is a community event. It really is and I think it's important for the person that's in charge of that aspect of it to understand the community.&rdquo
Only three of more than 30 candidates to replace BIRD were Grey-Bruce residents.
BIRD lives in Toronto but was originally from Owen Sound and maintained a local connection during his 10-year tenure and was able to attend almost every board meeting, HEARN- ERB said.

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SEREDA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
FRANCIS, Donald William
(World War 2 Vet. - Royal Canadian Air Force - special reserve, Longtime employee of Canadian Pacific Express and Transport)
Peacefully, on Friday September 29th, 2006, at Sunnybrook Hospital - Veterans' Wing, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his first wife Margaret Helen FRANCIS (1967) and by his second wife Patricia FRANCIS (2004.) Loving father of Don (Katherine,) Susan (Dennis SEREDA,) and William. Cherished Grampa to Abigail and step-grampa to Devon and Courtney. Don will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, extended family and Friends. Friends may call on Monday, October 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Service will be held at Sunnybrook Veterans' Chapel (2075 Bayview Avenue) on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment, Montreal Memorial Park - (514 735 2025), on Wednesday October 4th, 2006. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation - Veterans' Comfort Fund, Room H332, Toronto Ontario, M4N 3M5. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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SERETNY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-09 published
MEIHOFENER, Frieda (HUEBLER)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday January 6, 2006. Frieda (HUEBLER) MEIHOFENER of London in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Heinz MEIHOFENER. Dear mother of Renate and Bill BROWN of Leduc, Alberta. Loving Oma of Karen BROWN and Andrea and Mark SERETNY all of Alberta. Also survived by 3 brothers Walter, Willi and Klaus of Hamburg, Germany. Sadly missed by her friend George and other close Friends. Friends will be received by the#1 hour prior to the complete funeral service to be held on Tuesday, January 10th at 1 p.m. in the chapel of A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to the Childrens Health Foundation, 345 Westminister Avenue, London, Ontario N6C 4V3 and Canadian Cancer Society, 123 George Street, London, Ontario N6A 3A1 would be appreciated by the family.

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SERGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
CAULFIELD, Bryan
Passed away suddenly at home on April 4th, 2006 at the age of 44. Beloved son of Grace. Loving brother of Anne-Marie (Frank) RUNCA, Linda (Adrian) SERGE and Nancy (Paul) WOODHAM. He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Rebecca, Laura, Joshua, Eric, Kevin, Danielle, Kyle and James. Nephew to Doreen and Lavina VELLA. He will be sadly missed by family and Friends. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village) 905-428-8488 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. and on Monday from 6-8 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday April 11, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering). Interment to follow at Erskine Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated. A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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SERHAN 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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SERIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
SERIO, Domenico
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Domenico SERIO, peacefully on Thursday, April 6th, 2006. Loving husband of 60 years to Maria. Dear father of Michael (Debra) and John (Consiglia). Nonno to Kristina, Domenic, Michael, Alicia and Julie Anne. Great-grandfather to Christian. Domenico will be missed by all his family and Friends. Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. (at Warden), Scarborough on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, April 10 at 10: 30 a.m. Entombment Highland Memory Gardens.

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SERLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-18 published
DAVIS, Cameron Clarence
At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, April 17, 2006 Cameron Clarence DAVIS of R.R.##1 Lucan in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Sharlene (DAVEY) DAVIS. Dear son of Gladys DAVIS of Hensall and the late Clarence DAVIS (1992.) Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sharon and Wayne LOVE of R.R.#1 Varna and Delores of London and the late Frank SERLE (1997.) Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 1: 30 p.m. with The Rev. Fr. Bill WARD officiating, Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to Victorian Order of Nurses Middlesex-Elgin Branch or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences maybe forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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SERNA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
SHANTZ, Arthur Graham
Peacefully at his home in Welland, on Sunday, January 15, 2006. Mr. Arthur G. SHANTZ, B.S.A., formerly of Fonthill, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Jean (WINTON) and loving father of Beth HARPER and her husband Rick of Texas and Alan SHANTZ and his wife Dianne CHAPPEL of Cambridge. Also loved by his grandchildren Gregory HARPER, Lisa and her husband Chris SERNA and Michael HARPER. Dear brother of Murray SHANTZ and his wife Mary of Unionville. Survived by several nieces, nephews and their families. Mr. SHANTZ was a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph class of 1936, was President of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and owned and operated fruit farms in Fonthill and St. Catharines. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with Moore Sovereign Consistory in Hamilton and a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 535 in Fonthill, Elgin Lodge of Perfection in Niagara Falls and Niagara Valley of Rose Croix in Niagara Falls. Cremation has taken place. A memeorial service will be conducted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill, with Reverend Paul OWEN officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Fonthill United Church Building Fund, or to Wesley Robins Retirement Village, 242 First Avenue North, Welland L3C 7J2. Online condolences through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

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SEROTIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-20 published
DUNN, William Joseph " Bill" (1928-2006)
Finally played out the 18th hole on December 19, 2006 at the Toronto Rehab Institute. He died peacefully in his family's arms. Cared for by his constant and loving wife, Sonja (née SEROTIUK) and his devoted sons Paul and Kevin (Lisa). He is survived by sisters Mary McTEAGUE (late Frank) and Helen DOWNEY (Ken,) brother Michael (Janet,) and the late Ron SEROTIUK (Ann,) and grandchildren Brian, Kaitlin, Colleen, Sam and Molly. Bill was an honourable, gentle, kind and generous man. His great passions were his family, golf, hockey, locomotives and automobiles. A former Saint Michael's boy, he played hockey for St. Mike's and later for the Oshawa Generals. Past member of Idylwylde Country Club, Sudbury, Ontario Lansbrook Golf Club, Palm Harbour, Florida and Markland Wood Golf and Country Club, Toronto. Special thanks to Doctor Harve PASTERNAK, Dr. Ray BERRY, Nurse Debbie DRIVER and the exemplary and compassionate team of nurses at T.R.I. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, (between Islington and Kipling Avenues), on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 1 o'clock. For those who wish, donations may be made to Saint_Joseph's Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital or Toronto Rehabilitation Services. We will always remember his good example, unwavering support, superb sense of humour and quick wit. rose petals drop our hearts as he leave. ©S.D.

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SERRANI o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-30 published
MacDOUGALL, Marion Virginia (née SCHMEISSER)
(April, 9, 1926-October 28, 2006)
Marion MacDOUGALL, a resident of Spring Bay, died at her residence on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the age of 80 years. She was born in Halifax County, Nova Scotia, daughter of the late James and Ella (DAVID) SCHMEISSER. In her younger years, Marion was an accomplished baseball player and her efforts were rewarded when she was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. Throughout her life she had the job of caring for people, from the time she was a young girl, helping with her family and through the years with others who needed her help. She was always ready and able to help when needed. Marion was a professional mother, her family and her home were her life. If you take all the wonderful things a mother can be, Marion was all of those and more. Many wonderful memories will be cherished. Marion was predeceased by her beloved husband Stan MacDOUGALL. Loving and loved mother of Jacquelyn and her husband Ivan IREGI of Hamilton; Lynda GRIGULL and partner Cliff LEVESQUE of Sudbury; Gary FITZPATRICK and his wife Dale of Magnetawan; Michael FITZPATRICK and his wife Patricia of Owen Sound; Patricia and her husband Peter SERRANI of Cayuga and Alexander FITZPATRICK (Junior) of Spring Bay. Proud grandmother of Lenaya, Anna, James, Amy, Warren, Jessica, Michael and Dianne and great-grandchildren Sophia, Vincenza, Meaghan, Nicholas and Paige. Dear sister of Elsie COLE of Halifax. Predeceased by sisters Goldie DRAKE and Dot McNEIL and brothers Chester and Bus SCHMEISSER. Friends may call at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Monday, October 30, 2006 from 11: 00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Al Wilkinson officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 705-282-2270

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SERRAO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
WIGHT, Eileen Yvonne
Following a lengthy illness at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, on Thursday, January 12, 2006. Eileen WIGHT, beloved wife of Darwin and dear mother of Lisa (Mike) PEPALL of Burlington. She was the proud grandmother of Daniel and Anna PEPALL. She is survived by her sisters Carmen D'OLIVEIRA and Elaine SERRAO. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 1 p.m. at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 2016 Brant Street (at Blairholm) in Burlington.

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SERRATORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-04 published
MASTRANDREA, Veronica
Peacefully at Kensington Village on Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 Veronica MASTRANDREA in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe MASTRANDREA (1998.) Dearly loved mother of John and Joan MASTRANDREA of Sarasota, Florida, Anna and Aldo SCARPELLI of London, Angela and Pat SERRATORE of London, Barbara and Paul ARCESE of Komoka, Frank and Rose MASTRANDREA and Joe and Jane MASTRANDREA all of London. Beloved Nonna of numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday evening from 7-9 o'clock and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at Saint Mary's Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 7: 30 o'clock. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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SERRE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-24 published
WAITE, Bernadette Mary (STRONG)
Of Saint Thomas on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Saint Thomas, in her 80th year. Wife of the late Roy Gerald STRONG and loved mother of Yolanda (Murrey) RITCHIE, Nancy (late Ben) CUMBERLAND, Bob STRONG and his partner Catherine McKibbon, Jerry (Lettie) STRONG, all of Saint Thomas, Christine STRONG of London, Karen (Bob) SERRE DE SAINT_JEAN of Saint Thomas, Sandy (Tim) FUGARD of Petrolia and Stephen STRONG of British Columbia. Dear sister of Opal (late Archie) PEARN of Saint Thomas, Ursula (late Ernie) CUTTER of London, Jack (Rita) WAITE of Aylmer and the late Bartholomew and Douglas WAITE. Sadly missed by 26 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Bernadette was born in Fingal on December 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Frederick and Agnes (O'CONNOR) WAITE. She was a member of Holy Angels' Church and the Catholic Women's League. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels' Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3: 30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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SERRITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-07 published
FRASER, Sarah Ida " Terry" (née SERRITT)
By Margot FRASER, Page A16
Wife, mother, teacher. Born November 26, 1909, in Perth County, Ontario Died September 26, 2005, of natural causes, in Fonthill, Ontario, aged 95.
A grand lady, elegant and dignified was how her Victorian Order of Nurses nurse, a visitor for many years described Terry. She was born on her grandparents' farm to Pearl and Charles SERRITT. They instilled in her the determination to always do things right.
Her teaching career began in Toronto where a teacher had to either get married or pass on before a new hiring was done. Before her interview, she thought her name was called. They were expecting to interview someone else, but she got the job! She taught home economics at Williamson Road and Dewson Street schools.
During the Second World War, she was burglarized while in the bathtub. Feeling a movement of air passing the bathroom door it wasn't until she was finished and saw muddy footprints on the kitchen floor that she realized what had occurred. Not knowing if the burglar was still there and having to pass through the living room to get to the apartment door, I dare say that she moved fast.
She married the love of her life, Henry FRASER, a business manager and accountant, in 1943. They lived in Ottawa, Montreal and Welland, Ontario, before moving to Fonthill in 1954. After his sudden passing in 1963, she returned to teaching to support herself and two daughters, sending them to university and helping launch their professional careers.
Students thrived under her direction, as she loved teaching language arts: writing and reading. She had a big impact on many students and she always expected them to do their best. She was often heard saying: It does not matter whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.
Terry was a keen bridge player, always able to decipher and figure out the best moves to increase her score. After retiring, Terry fostered her keen intellect, nurturing her mind by being an eager reader of fiction, non-fiction, and periodicals. She was a daily reader of The Globe and Mail for more than 40 years, reading, cover to cover, the many articles of interest. Richard Needham's column was a favourite. With encouragement, she submitted answers to his contests, being in the winner's circle and having her name in his column three times. She read, she questioned, thought about what was read, came to her own conclusions and could carry on a discussion with anyone.
Until her eyesight became too poor for her to read, she was never seen in mornings without the paper. Many hours were spent doing The Globe crosswords, rarely asking for help. Peter Gzowski was a favourite on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio; she thrived on his intellectual interviews and sense of humour.
On her first visit with her Parkinson's specialist in 1992, when asked about current happenings, she looked at him in surprise and said: Why, the Blue Jays just won the World Series! While often in pain from osteoporosis and unable, especially near then end of her life, to continue doing things she loved, she never complained.
Through failing health, she remained cheerful, always having a smile and twinkle in her eye. When asked how she was, she would reply, "Not too bad." She was strong, saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." She showed all who knew her how to live life, coping with what you are given with grace and dignity.
She took pride in her appearance, always having her hair and nails done, surprising visitors who were not expecting a lady of 95 to have manicured nails! Even though she thought of herself as ordinary, she was an extraordinary woman, passing on strength, courage and a will do succeed to all who knew her.
Margot FRASER is Terry's youngest daughter.

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SERSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-07 published
SERSON, Paul H.
Peacefully at Carleton Lodge on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 in his 83rd year. son of the late Harold and the late Eva SERSON. Brother of the late Harold Jr. (Ada and the late Barbara HORNYANSKY) and Elizabeth SERSON (the late John A. and the late Harry JOHNSON.) Dearly beloved husband of Margaret E. REID (née Peggy GARNHAM) and step-father to Michael, Becky (Glenn), Margaret (Bruce) and John (Ellen). Loving grandfather to Kevin, Reid, Sarah, Rachel, James and Keith. He will be sadly missed by nieces Terry, Robin, Karen and nephew Ragnar and many cousins in the area. Paul started his career at the Dominion Observatory and became Director of the Division of Geomagnetism, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. He and his colleagues developed the Airborne Magnetometer and many other scientific inventions. Paul was also a great lover of music and played violin and viola taking part in many community quartets. Paul retired in 1981 and spent the last 6 years of his life in a nursing home. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at Carleton Lodge. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Saturday, March 11th, 2006 from 12 noon until Service Time in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations to Carleton Lodge, 55 Lodge Road K2C 3H1 would be appreciated or the N.A.C. Orchestra. Donations/Condolences/Tributes: www.mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143.

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SERVICE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-01 published
SERVICE, Florence Eileen (JOHNSON)
Passed away at Creedan Valley Nursing Home, in Creemore on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Eileen (JOHNSON) SERVICE beloved wife of the late Bill SERVICE. Dear mother of Don SERVICE and his wife Gail of Collingwood, Joan (Mrs. Ken MONAGHAN) of Collingwood, Lois (Mrs. Murray PARKS) of Ravenna, Gwen (Mrs. James PLUMMER) of Ravenna and the late Dean SERVICE. Dear sister of Les and his wife Shirley JOHNSON of Fenelon Falls, Leone THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Woodstock, Bernice WILLIS of Scarborough and the late Lorene HAMILTON, Harold JOHNSON, Russ JOHNSON and Earl JOHNSON. Lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 2 p.m. Spring Interment Singhampton Cemetery.

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SERVICE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.enterprise-bulletin 2006-03-01 published
SERVICE, Florence Eileen (JOHNSON)
Passed away at Creedan Valley Nursing Home, in Creemore on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Eileen (JOHNSON) SERVICE be loved wife of the late Bill SERVICE. Dear mother of Don SERVICE and his wife Gail of Collingwood, Joan (Mrs. Ken MONAGHAN) of Collingwood, Lois (Mrs. Murray PARKS) of Ravenna, Gwen (Mrs. James PLUMMER) of Ravenna and the late Dean SERVICE. Dear sister of Les and his wife Shirley JOHNSON of Fenelon Falls, Leone THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Woodstock, Bernice WILLIS of Scarborough and the late Lorene HAMILTON, Harold JOHNSON, Russ JOHNSON and Earl JOHNSON. Lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at the Chatterson-Long Funeral Home 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 2 p.m. Spring Interment Singhampton Cemetery.

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SERVISS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
PAUL, Stewart
It is great sadness that we announce the passing of Stewart PAUL of Richmond Hill on Sunday, January 8, 2006, at the age of 62. Lovingly remembered by his wife Judy, sons Jason (Himani) and Ryan (Amanda), brothers-in-law Bob BODEN, Gary BODEN (wife Norma - daughters Jacquie and Lyndsay,) sister-in-law Gail SERVISS (husband Graham - sons Gary (Tracey) and Terry (Sherri). Stewart was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on April 2, 1943. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Edna (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) PAUL. Stewart will be greatly missed by family and many Friends who shared his love for life at the cottage at Balsam Lake. Friends will be received at a service at Fenelon Falls United Church, 123 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls on Friday, January 13 at 11 a.m. Donations in memory of Stewart may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the M.S. Society of Canada and can be arranged through Jardine Funeral Home, 8 Princes St. West, Fenelon Falls or online at www.jardinefuneralhomes.com

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SERVOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
HAYES, Beatrice (née SERVOS)
"A Special Lady"
Passed peacefully away February 11, 2006, in her 94th year, at Avalon Care Centre, Orangeville. Predeceased by her husband Ernest J.T. HAYES (Reeves Canada Ltd..) Survived by her children Diane McKenzie and Reginald HAYES, and her grand_son Bruce LAMPARD. Interment at a later date. Donations may be made to the Escarpment Legacy Campaign - The Bruce Trail Association 1-800-665-4453 or www.brucetrail.org. A special thanks to her "angels" at Avalon, who gave her 8 years of loving care.

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SERVOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-28 published
SERVOS, Florence Maud
Passed away peacefully on February 25, 2006. Florence, beloved wife of 62 years of the late Victor SERVOS (1993.) Much loved mother of Rose Helen SERVOS. Cherished grandmother of Paul and Rose Catherine. Sadly missed by sister Madeline JOHNSTON and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Predeceased by her siblings E.M. Rose, James, William, Thelma and Gordon. Friends will be received at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Ave.) Toronto (416-698-2861) on Monday, February 27, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at St. Nicolas (Birchcliff) Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Road (at Manderley) on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment Saint John's (Norway) Cemetery.

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SERWAAH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-12-17 published
'She had the heart of a hero'
Girl tried to save mom, family says
By Thulasi SRIKANTHAN, Staff Reporter
In the cold morning wind yesterday, the women wailed and wailed, their faces streaked with tears, hands raised to the sky.
Behind them, a makeshift memorial rested on the front lawn, a tribute to 15-year-old Priscilla ASANTEWAAH. Family members say she rushed into her burning home on Humber Blvd., near Black Creek Doctor and Weston Rd., last Sunday to save her mother, who she thought was trapped upstairs.
Priscilla perished inside, unaware her mother, Mavis SERWAAH, had already jumped from the third floor to safety outside.
But yesterday a little glimmer of hope appeared for the family, who lost their home and everything in it, when they received two $500 cheques from the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association and the firefighters' Operation Christmas Tree. The family also received toys from the firefighters' toy drive.
"This is a tragic situation… sometimes we don't have answers," said King Kwaski OPOKU, a community leader who spoke for the family. "Support like this gives us encouragement."
At Saint Michael's Hospital, SERWAAH cried out and clung to her 11-year-old son's shirt as relatives and Friends appealed to the public to help the family this Christmas.
"She was such a wonderful girl, it just hits the whole community," said John FORSON, Priscilla's uncle. "A life is lost, her mother is critically ill, a young boy left alone and all property lost. It is a tragic moment for us, and we urge the community to show their support."
FORSON said his niece was devoted to taking care of her mother, who is battling arthritis and breathing problems.
And he painted a picture of a friendly, athletic high school student who dreamed of building a better life for herself, attending university and becoming a dentist and mother.
"Unfortunately, those dreams did not realize," FORSON said.
'She knew that she had left her mom, who was incapable of getting out of this fire.
"She had the heart of a hero, doing everything for the mom," he said. "She knew that she had left her mom, who was incapable of getting out of this fire. She came out and decided to go back to get her mom.
"For a moment," FORSON said, "you have to stay back and think about the heart of this girl."
After the fire, Toronto Fire Chief Bill Stewart stressed the need for fire sprinklers in newly constructed buildings, while acknowledging that retrofitting older buildings would be an expensive process.
"The only way we are going to effectively stop this fire death problem is to bring in sprinkler legislation," he said.
"Residential sprinklers are the answer; 88 per cent of our fire deaths happen in our homes.
"There are 220 jurisdictions in North America that have legislation in place now," said Stewart.
"The City of Vancouver has had this legislation in place since 1990, and not had one fire death, so this is not new."
Meanwhile, the firefighters are also appealing for the public's help in dealing with a severe shortage of toys for their toy drive.
"We are especially in urgent need of toys for both girls and boys above the age of 9 years," said Rick BERENZ, executive officer for the Toronto Fire Fighters' Association.
A viewing for Priscilla will be held at 10 a.m. December 30 at All Nations Full Gospel Church, 4401 Steeles Ave. W., followed by a funeral service at 8 p.m. in the Church of Pentecost banquet hall, 2256 Sheppard Ave. W.
A trust fund has been set up to aid the family. Donations can be made at any Royal Bank branch.

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