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SONDERMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-13 published
COUSINS, Phyllis Marjorie (née BIEBER)
Peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Harley COUSINS (1963.) Dear mother of Mary Lynne MITFORD and her husband George of Fryeberg, Maine and Gayle COUSINS and her husband Danny WHITE/WHYTE of Courtenay, British Columbia. Loved grandmother of Aimee SONDERMAN (Rodney), Adrienne MITFORD all of Pennsylvania and "Big Granny" of Callie and Mathieu. Dear sister of Carolynn BIEBER of London. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Philip and Tena (née STREIB) BIEBER and her brother George (Ruth) BIEBER. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004 on Sunday January 15, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. only. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Kent GARRETT officiating. Interment in the Beachville Cemetery. Contributions to the Beachville United Church or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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SONDERMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
COUSINS, Phyllis Marjorie (née BIEBER)
Peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Harley COUSINS (1963.) Dear mother of Mary Lynne MITFORD and her husband George of Fryeberg, Maine and Gayle COUSINS and her husband Danny WHITE/WHYTE of Courtenay, British Columbia. Loved grandmother of Aimee SONDERMAN (Rodney), Adrienne MITFORD all of Pennsylvania and "Big Granny" of Callie and Mathieu. Dear sister of Carolynn BIEBER of London. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Philip and Tena (née STREIB) BIEBER and her brother George (Ruth) BIEBER. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, 539-0004 on Sunday January 15, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. only. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home in the chapel on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Kent GARRETT officiating. Interment in the Beachville Cemetery. Contributions to the Beachville United Church or the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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SONDERMEYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-06 published
MacDONALD, Robert K. " Bob"
'The world has lost a tremendous human being, a loving friend and humanitarian' (S. Jukes, 2 May 2006.) Robert K. (Bob) MacDONALD died May 1 at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington at the age of 78. A veteran Canadian broadcaster, 'Mr. Mac' was a retired Vice-President of Armadale Communications. An elementary school teacher by training, he began his broadcasting career in 1950 as an announcer at CFAR in Flin Flon, and later went on to work at CJGX Yorkton and CKCK Regina. At CKRC Winnipeg, he became General Manager, a position he subsequently held at CKOC Hamilton before being named as Vice-President at Armadale in 1988. During the course of his career, he discovered and trained many young men and women who achieved success in prominent positions across Canada. Bob was a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcaster's Half Century Club and a former president of the Central Canada Broadcaster's Association. He supported and held positions with several charitable organizations including the Arts Council and the United Way of Hamilton. He was a devoted husband to Margaret, cherished father to Sandra and Sara, and beloved 'Grampa' to Christopher. Bob was the 'little' brother of Max MacDONALD of Edmonton and of Glenn MacDONALD and Doreen MORISON, now deceased. He was a unique and special uncle to an extended network of nieces and nephews. Years ago, Bob had the opportunity to speak at length with Pierre Trudeau following a small gathering of broadcasters. Upon leaving Trudeau remarked, 'you are a very interesting man.' For family and Friends, this comment is so indicative of Bob's character and the fact that he never stopped learning, exploring, and helping others. His special humour, gentle nature and unique style will always be remembered with love by family and Friends. We wish to extend our deepest thanks to Gus and Anja SONDERMEYER, to a very caring and compassionate physician, Doctor Kathy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, and to 'Auntie Helen' (MacDONALD.) Bob so appreciated the visits of his many Friends who traveled from near and far to spend time with him during his recent hospitalization. We also want express our sincere thanks to the nursing staff of 5 South and special caregivers, Gabrielle, Uta, Lydia, and Marie. Family, Friends, and former colleagues are invited to a very informal open house in celebration of Bob's life at the family home in Burlington on Saturday, May 27th from 2-5 p.m. If desired, donations in Bob's name may be made to the 'Rebuilding Health in Rwanda Project' at the University of Western Ontario in London (c/o Foundation Western, Alumni Hall, London, Ontario N6A 5B9).

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SONE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
SONE, Allan
After a courageous battle with Amyloidosis, on Monday, February 6, 2006. Allan SONE, beloved husband and best friend of Elaine. Cherished father and father-in-law of Cheryl and Les, Jodi and Don, Haley and Richard, and Barry HERBERMAN. Adored grandfather of Justin, Cory, Nicole, Shani, Jesse, Jared, Dylan, and Ryan. Dear brother of Rose SCHACHT. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, February 7th at 3: 00 p.m. Interment Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 333 Clark Avenue W., Suite 211. If desired, donations may be made to the Allan Sone Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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SONEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
ALVIS, Shiloh (SONEY)
At her home in London on Friday, June 9, 2006 in her 31st year. Formerly of Walpole Island she leaves her husband Christopher ALVIS and two children Taye and Ayden. Loving daughter of Susan SONEY and the late Charles PAMP of London, half sister to Miengun PAMP and Che PAMP and wife Amy. Granddaughter of Aaron and the late Emma SONEY of Walpole Island, Charles and Evelene BROWN of Southgate Michigan and the late Betty and Charles PAMP Sr. She will be remembered by her two aunts Nancy (SONEY) and Dexter BLACKBIRD, Ava (SONEY) and Gerald WILLIAMS Sr. all of Walpole Island and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. The family will receive relatives and Friends at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Walpole Island United Church. Interment Highbank Cemetery. Donations to the Crohn's/Colitis Society or the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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SONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-17 published
FOSTER, Marie Phoebe (née TRUESDALE)
Age 99 died peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Fairfield Park Nursing Home, Wallaceburg. She was born in Camden Township daughter of the late Levi and Emma TRUESDALE. She is survived by one daughter Frances; two grandchildren Leslie TANZI, Francis HICKS and three great grandchildren Laura, Antonio and Christine TANZI. She is predeceased by one brother David TRUESDALE. Friends will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street Dresden on Friday, May 19, 2006 from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 1: 30 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Andrew SONG officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made by cheque to the charity of your choice.

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SONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-12 published
BLANDFORD. George W.
A resident of Dresden, passed away peacefully at the C.K.H.A. Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg with his family by his side on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at the age of 83. Born in London, Ontario, son of the late George D.A. and Constance (WELD) BLANDFORD. George was a veteran of World War 2, serving in the Highland Light Infantry during the Liberation of Holland, he also fought in France, Germany, and Belgium. He was Past President of the Dresden Legion Br. #113, Zone A3 Commander, District A Commander, and Provincial Educational Officer. He taught high school in Dresden from 1956-1988, he was head of the Geography Department. Beloved husband of A. Phyllis (SMITH) BLANDFORD. Loving father of Nancy and Al McFADDEN of R.R.#4 Dresden, David and Lori BLANDFORD of London. Loving grandfather of Carson McFADDEN, Kyle and Jordan BLANDFORD. Dear Brother of Edmund "Ted" and Dorothy BLANDFORD of Windsor, Bob and Francine BLANDFORD of Mississauga. The BLANDFORD family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden (519-683-4444) on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #113, Dresden will hold a legion service on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m. The Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7: 00 p.m. with Rev. Christine O'REILLEY and Rev. Andrew SONG officiating. Interment of Cremains at Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. Donations may be made at the visitation centre by cheque to the Dresden Legion Poppy Fund or the Parkinson Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Thamesville. "A tree will be planted in Memory of George BLANDFORD in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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SONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-03 published
MacDOUGALL, Kenneth S. " Ken"
A resident of Dresden, passed away peacefully at the L.H.S.C. Victoria Campus, London on Saturday July 1, 2006 at the age of 62. Born in Chatham, beloved son of Mary (KEECH) MacDOUGALL and the late Ron MacDOUGALL. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (PUMFREY) MacDOUGALL. Loving father of Melanie HOPPER of Dresden, Wayne HOPPER of R.R.#7 Dresden, Brad and Cindy HOPPER of Thamesville, Carl and Jane HOPPER of Dresden, Jeff and Darlene HOPPER of R.R.#7 Dresden. Loving grandfather of Brittany, Justin, Dennis (Nicole), Angie (Bill), Matthew, Quade, and Victoria. Special great-grandpa of Cole. Dear brother of Gerald MacDOUGALL (the late Carol) of Kingston, Dan and Louise MacDOUGALL of Windsor. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Doug MacDOUGALL. The MacDOUGALL family will receive Friends at the Badder Visitation and Reception Centre, 679 North Street, Dresden (519-683-4444) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday July 4, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Andrew SONG of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Dresden officiating. Interment Botany Cemetery, Howard Twp. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made at the visitation centre by cheque to the Nephrology Unit, L.H.S.C. Victoria Campus. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. Tecumseh Sydenham Masonic Lodge #245, Thamesville will hold a Masonic Service in the chapel on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. "A tree will be planted in memory of Ken MacDOUGALL in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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SONG o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-13 published
CLARK, Shirley Joanne (née BRITTON)
Age 73 of Dresden passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Tuesday September 12, 2006. She was born in Chatham daughter of the late Jack and Edna PRANGLEY) BRITTON. Shirley was a member and secretary/treasurer of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Dresden. Her husband Donald CLARK predeceased in 1989. Surviving are a daughter Luanne CLARK of Dresden; a son Rick and his wife Terry CLARK of R.R.#6 Dresden; five grandchildren: Chris and Amy OLIPHANT, Corie OLIPHANT, Amie SWAN, Christal and Darren WILLS, Candy and Mike TAILOR/TAYLOR, Chad CLARK; six great grandchildren two brothers: Ron and Kaye BRITTON of Manooth, Gary BRITTON of Thamesville; one sister: Lenore and Ron MILES of Scarborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She is predeceased by a brother Jackie BRITTON, two sisters Betty Lou BRITTON and Lynne Gail HARMSWORTH. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday September 14, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Andrew SONG officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. On line condolences may be made at our website www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.

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SONG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-17 published
Mourning 4 deaths: 'the most horrible thing ever.'
10 people, including visitors from Korea, rode in minivan with just seven seats
By Michele HENRY, Staff Reporter
Cramming 10 people into a minivan equipped with only seven seats and seat belts -- was a bad idea, and the family knew it, says a relative of one of six survivors of a horrific accident Saturday that claimed the lives of four people.
But HWONG Tae said his mother, SONG Misub, who drove the van with its nine passengers, felt she had no choice. The family group, on a tour from Korea, was ending a barbecue when one of them had to leave for work.
HWONG took one of the family's two cars to drive his younger brother to a part-time job, leaving his mother with one vehicle and nine passengers.
The 46-year-old mother of two felt she couldn't leave anyone out after a last-minute decision to take the group on a tour of Caledon before the family returned to Korea the next day.
"Lots of them had to get into the van," the 21-year-old Etobicoke man said yesterday. SONG and her children have driven that route each year since they immigrated to Toronto from Korea in 2002, and it was to be a special treat for her parents.
Roughly 21 of SONG's relatives flew in from Asia on October 3 to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of her parents, SONG Inwha and his wife, 76-year-old LI Kinoon, who died in the crash.
Yesterday, an emotional HWONG recalled the tragic sequence of Saturday's events that killed his grandmother, along with his 13-year-old first cousin, SONG Chi Woo, and two maternal aunts, SONG Misuk, 41, and 43-year-old SONG Mikyung.
With SONG Misub behind the wheel, her nine relatives piled into the seven-seat Ford Windstar.
The journey turned tragic around 6: 15 p.m., when the southbound minivan passed a stop sign and headed through the intersection of Charleston Sideroad and Mississauga Rd. in Caledon, right into the path of a westbound tractor-trailer.
Truck driver Keith R. COULTER, 43, of Joachim, Ontario, was not injured.
HWONG learned of the crash a half hour later when his mother called him from her cellphone as she was being taken to hospital in an ambulance.
"She said she was bleeding, but she was talking okay," he said, noting that at first, he didn't realize the severity of what happened.
"I thought it was something small."
HWONG rushed from his home in Etobicoke to Sunnybrook Hospital. When he arrived, he realized he was wrong. "It was the most horrible thing ever," he said. "Nobody's okay."
HWONG explained that his three young cousins, who lost their mothers in the crash, remain in serious condition after being rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children Saturday evening.
To allow his mother and grandfather a proper recovery, he hasn't told them yet about the others who have died.
As the only English-speaking member of his family, the task of dealing with doctors has fallen upon HWONG.
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SONIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
SONIER, Hector B.
(Charter Member of Father Henk van den Berg Council 10614 Knights of Columbus, Bolton; Honourary Board Member, Meals on Wheels, Bolton)
At Tall Pines Long Term Care, Brampton on Friday, January 20, 2006, Hector B. SONIER, Bolton, in his 93rd year, beloved husband of the late Rita BOURGEOIS. Dear father of Hectorine and Aldo VILLANOVICH, Bolton; Robert and Uta SONIER, Prescott; Roselle and Tom LESARGE, Georgetown. Loving grandfather of Darryl and Andrea VILLANOVICH, Alliston; Lianne and Gavin TREANOR, Burlington Tania LESARGE, Georgetown; Steve LESARGE, Georgetown; Rob SONIER, Ottawa; Nicole and Walter HOE, Ottawa; Jason SONIER, Ottawa. Dear great-grandfather of Abbey TREANOR and Aiden TREANOR, both of Burlington; Sophie VILLANOVICH, Alliston; Isabella HOE, Ottawa. Will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ottawa and Sudbury. The family will receive their Friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) Saturday evening 7-9, Sunday afternoon 2-4 and evening 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Marguerite d'Youville Roman Catholic Church, 2490 Sandalwood Parkway East, Brampton on Monday morning, January 23 at 11 o'clock (leaving funeral home at 10: 15 a.m.). Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. Parish prayers will be held Saturday evening at 7: 30 o'clock. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o The Davis Centre, 80 Allan Drive, Bolton L7E 1P7 or the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.eganfuneralhome.com

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SONNENBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-08 published
O'NEILL, Rory Everett
Tragically on Monday, March 6, 2006 in his 51st year, after a valiant struggle with melanoma. Beloved husband, soulmate and lifetime love of Elaine for 36 years. Proud father of 3 sons, Jeff (Darlene), Patrick (Natalie) and Wesley. Devoted Grampa to Cameron, Kylie and Mackayla. Beloved son of Jack and Laila O'NEILL. Dear brother of Cinda SONNENBERG (Harold), Brenda, Kevin (Deanna.) Loved son-in-law of Margaret COLVILLE and the late Wes COLVILLE. Dear brother-in-law of Denise RIEKSTINS and Andrea (Steve) RUSSELL. Rory will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Rory was a well respected managing partner at McCarney Greenwood LLP (Brampton Office) for several years. Rory touched many lives throughout his life as a friend and colleague and will always be a member of The Larry's. He will never know the impact he left on so many or how many hearts he touched, and will be sorely missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way), on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 11-1 p.m. A Celebration of Rory's life will be held in the chapel on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. In Rory's memory, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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SONNENBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
O'NEILL, Rory Everett
Tragically on Monday, March 6, 2006 in his 51st year, after a valiant struggle with melanoma. Beloved husband, soulmate and lifetime love of Elaine for 36 years. Proud father of 3 sons, Jeff (Darlene), Patrick (Natalie) and Wesley. Devoted Grampa to Cameron, Kylie and Mackayla. Beloved son of Jack and Laila O'NEILL. Dear brother of Cinda SONNENBERG (Harold), Brenda, Kevin (Deanna.) Loved son-in-law of Margaret COLVILLE and the late Wes COLVILLE. Dear brother-in-law of Denise RIEKSTINS and Andrea (Steve) RUSSELL. Rory will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Rory was a well respected managing partner at McCarney Greenwood LLP (Brampton Office) for several years. Rory touched many lives throughout his life as a friend and colleague and will always be a member of The Larry's. He will never know the impact he left on so many or how many hearts he touched, and will be sorely missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Celebration of Rory's life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. In Rory's memory, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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SONSHINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-14 published
SONSHINE, Joseph
On Monday, March 13, 2006 after a courageous and undaunted fight, beloved husband of Mildred, adored father and father-in-law of Barry and Paula SONSHINE, Marlene and Butch MANDEL, Sandi and Julius KIRSCHNER and Ellen and Robert PIKE. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca and Oren, Jeffery, Ian, Michelle, Zoë, Lisa, Brandon, Karen, Harrison, Matthew, Rhea, Gabriel and David. Proud great grandfather of Taylor. Brother and brother-in-law of Selma and Harry WALFISH, Ruthe MANN and Norton and Gerri LONGERT. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Beth David Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Road at 1: 30 p.m. Shiva will be held at 73 Fifeshire Avenue, Toronto. In lieu of Shiva gifts please make donations to the Joseph and Mildred Sonshine Family Centre for head and Neck Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Untold gratitude to Doctor Paul WALFISH, Joe's nephew, for his constant presence and support. Special thanks to Tessie for her selfless care over these last few months.

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SONSHINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-27 published
SONSHINE, Joseph
By Ruth PIKE, Page A18
Veteran, entrepreneur, philanthropist. Born October 11, 1920, in Toronto. Died March 13 in Toronto, of cancer, aged 85.
In June of 1944, an Royal Canadian Air Force plane was shot down during a bombing raid near the French-German border. Alone and injured, the navigator, Joe SONSHINE, buried his parachute and hid in the forest for several days until he could walk. A farmer who spotted him got him into the escape lines organized by the French Underground. For several weeks, he was passed from one safe house to another. Unable to speak French, in public he posed as a deaf-mute. In private, he helped plot local sabotage.
Joe's planned escape to England was foiled when a collaborator betrayed him to the Gestapo. Because he was captured in civilian clothes, he was presumed to be a spy. He was transported in a cattle car to Buchenwald where he was kept in solitary confinement. Denied access to protection under the terms of the Geneva Convention, he was sentenced to death. Months later, finally recognized as military, he was sent, first to Stalag Luft III, then force-marched with other Prisoners of War from one camp to another until liberated by the Russians.
Although he knew the consequences could be dire, Joe had told a guard that he was a Jew, because he wanted a Jewish burial. His concern for his remains was premature. Despite everything, emaciated and ill, Joe outlived the war.
Joe's core beliefs included hard work and family values. Back in Toronto, he married Mildred LONGERT, his sweetheart who had waited. Their marriage exemplified the best interdependent, loving relationship possible. In 1969, he founded a family company, Welded Tube of Canada, one of the leading steel tubing producers in North America with plants in South Carolina and Ohio as well as Toronto.
Joe was big in every respect. Six feet tall, 300 pounds in his prime, he dreamed big, had lofty expectations, strong convictions, solid principles and powerful determination. He lived on a grand scale but was surprisingly soft-spoken and seemingly shy; quietly dignified and unassuming.
A standard nuclear family would not suffice for Joe. His immediate family had 24 tightly-knit members. His virtual family was far greater, all regulars on his invitation list for any kind of gathering. Joe's last party, three months before his death, was a celebration of his and Mildred's 60th wedding anniversary.
Joe's life was more than work, family and fun. When the Canadian War Museum was being built in Ottawa, Joe saw the opportunity to provide a memorial for his older brother, Murray. A flying officer whose plane was also shot down, Murray's body was never recovered. The boardroom in the museum bears Murray's name.
Joe broke his silence about those terrible months in Buchenwald when two veterans who had also been imprisoned illegally started compiling an oral history. He financed the publication of 168 Jump Into Hell, to let the world know what had occurred. Subsequently, Joe led other survivors to Ottawa to lobby for official recognition and for assistance in getting compensation from the German government.
The Buchenwald episode left Joe predisposed to various ailments and physical disabilities entailing repeated surgical procedures. His nephew, endocrinologist Paul WALFISH, guided him through the health-care system. In gratitude, last summer, Joe supported the start up of The Joseph and Mildred Sonshine Family Centre for head and Neck Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Although Joseph SONSHINE was not a public figure, it was not surprising to see more than 750 people at his funeral -- and even more visited the family during the week of Shiva to offer condolences.
Ruth PIKE's oldest son, Robert, is married to Joe's youngest daughter, Ellen.

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SONTROP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-16 published
PICARD, Norman Henry
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, Norman Henry PICARD. Cherished husband of Audrey PICARD. Proud father of Deborah Anne DEFORGES and her husband Roger, Norman Gregory PICARD and his wife Sarah and Catherine April JURJEVICH and her husband Kenneth. Loving grandfather of Jennifer SONTROP, Laura BRICKER and her husband Scott, Peter DEMAKOS, Jaclyn DEFORGES, Norman Michael PICARD, Sarah JURJEVICH, Austin PICARD, Scott JURJEVICH and great grandfather of Mia and Kieran BRICKER. A special thank you from the family to Dr. Marty GOLDBACH and his team at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter's Basilica Restoration Fund would be appreciated. Norman will be forever remembered and loved by his family.

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SONTROP o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-17 published
PICARD, Norman Henry
Suddenly at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, Norman Henry PICARD. Cherished husband of Audrey PICARD. Proud father of Deborah Anne DESFORGES and her husband Roger, Norman Gregory PICARD and his wife Sarah and Catherine April JURJEVICH and her husband Kenneth. Loving grandfather of Jennifer SONTROP, Laura BRICKER and her husband Scott, Peter DEMAKOS, Jaclyn DESFORGES, Norman Michael PICARD, Sarah JURJEVICH, Austin PICARD, Scott JURJEVICH and great grandfather of Miia and Kieran BRICKER. A special thank you from the family to Dr. Marty GOLDBACH and his team at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter's Basilica Restoration Fund would be appreciated. Norman fought the good fight and now will be welcomed into Heaven. "Well done my good and faithful servant." He will be forever remembered, loved and deeply missed by his family.

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SONTZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-26 published
KORMAN, Morris
On Saturday, June 24, 2006 at York Central Hospital. Morris KORMAN, beloved husband of Ruth. Loving father and father-in-law of Susan and Terry BERNSTEIN, Michael and Susan KORMAN, Randee KORMAN, Sheila and Richard SONTZ. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sophie MIKON, Clara and the late Al CHAIT, and the late Sarah and Milton ABRAMSON. Devoted grandfather of Shaun, and Alexis BERNSTEIN, Jonathan, and Jennifer KORMAN, Sara, and Maya SONTZ. Special thanks to Doctor Nick VOUDOURIS and the Palliative Care Team at York Central Hospital. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 12: 00 noon. Interment Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 58 Sea Island Path, Thornhill. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Morris Korman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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