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THABIT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-22 published
Arrested man dies in hospital
The Special Investigations Unit is probing the arrest of martial artist Mitchell KOH.
By Patrick MALONEY, Free Press Reporter, Fri., September 22, An accomplished martial artist and aspiring actor who was hospitalized after he was arrested by London police has died.
Mitchell KOH, 34, died Wednesday, the Special Investigations Unit, Ontario's police watchdog agency, announced yesterday.
The London man was taken to Victoria Hospital with critical injuries after being arrested September 12.
"The focus remains the same," said Rose BLISS, a spokesperson with the Special Investigations Unit, which launched its probe into the incident last week. "And that is to gather the facts and come to an understanding… of what is now a death."
A post-mortem is scheduled for today.
London police were called about 6 a.m. September 12 to a 7-Eleven store on Southdale Road where a man was "acting strangely," the Special Investigations Unit said. He was reportedly carrying two knives.
Three officers were involved in an "altercation" with the man, who then showed signs of what the Special Investigations Unit termed medical distress. He was taken to hospital, where he remained in critical condition for more than a week.
London police declined comment on the case last week, citing the Special Investigations Unit investigation.
The owner of a London martial arts studio yesterday recalled KOH, who often trained there, as a friendly, quiet person with a black belt in taekwondo.
"He was very friendly, very respectful," said Issam THABIT, who owns Integrity Taekwondo and learned of the death from KOH's family yesterday. "Everybody liked him, (but) at the same time he was very quiet. He just comes in, trains."
Though his sister declined comment yesterday, according to an online biography, KOH attained his black belt five years ago. He listed "information technology" as his occupation.
He also worked in films, playing the role of an assassin in the 1996 movie Expect No Mercy, starring well-known martial artist Billy Blanks. He also had an uncredited part in the film Serendipity.
The online profile also included a personal quote: "Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all," it read.
The Special Investigations Unit is a provincial agency that investigates whenever police are involved in incidents that cause serious injury or death to civilians.
Two other incidents sparked Special Investigations Unit probes in London this year: the arrest of a man on July 1 and a van crash May 6 in which four people were hurt.
In both cases, London police were cleared of any wrongdoing.

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THACHUK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-13 published
VAN ERP, Donald Bernard
Suddenly in Windsor on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Donald B. VAN ERP of Windsor in his 45th year. Dear father of Alicia, Ashley and Jason. Dear son of Bernie and Rose (THACHUK) VAN ERP of Parkhill. Dear brother of Paul VAN ERP of Toronto, Rick VAN ERP of Bothwell and Terry (Barbara) VAN ERP of Parkhill. Funeral Mass will be conducted at the Sacred Heart Church Anna Street Parkhill on Saturday, October 14 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Father Tom DONOHUE will officiate. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Share a memory or send condolence to www.boxfuneralhome.ca M. Box and son in charge of funeral arrangements. M. Box and son will plant a tree in living memory of Mr. VAN ERP.

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THACKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-13 published
BAKER, Nelson David
Age 96, passed away peacefully at his residence in Saint Marys, on Saturday, November 11, 2006. Born in Lion's Head, he was the son of the late William and Almeda (GUNNING) BAKER. He farmed on concession 6 of Blanshard Twp., until retiring in Saint Marys in 1977. He was a member of Saint Marys United Church. Beloved husband of Marion (FULCHER) BAKER of the Wildwood Care Centre. Loving father of Vivian BAKER of Saint Marys, Donna TURNPENNY of Toronto, Elizabeth and Elton BAKER of Sebringville, Brenda and Rob BELL of Saint Marys, Barbara and Murray MEADOWS of St. Pauls. Dear grandfather of Ryan TURNPENNY, Jason TURNPENNY and wife Christine, Conrad NOWAK, Laurie ROSS and husband Gerry, Nancy BAKER, Brent BAKER and wife Nancy, Adam BELL, Caitlin BELL and Melissa MEADOWS. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters Vernon BAKER, Vernetta BAKER and Freeda MILLS, sisters-in-law Margaret THACKER, Hazel BAKER, Ina PICKEL, Jean CARR, Marion SCRIVENS and husband Donald, Wilfred STONE and wife Lil. Predeceased by his first wife Mina CARR and his second wife Audrey (ESSON) JOHNSTON, a son William ESSON and wife Joyce, a granddaughter Tanya TINNING, sister Molesta KEW, brothers Oliver, Newman, Garnet and Alfred BAKER and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N, Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Parkinson's Society or to the charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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THACKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
THACKER, Kenneth H.
It is with great love and the deepest sorrow that our family announces the passing of Kenneth H. THACKER at Saint Michael's Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2006 at the age of 68. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth, loving father of Roy, Sharon and her husband Keith REID, Geoffrey and his wife Patricia, Carol-Anne and her husband Christian MOUTINHO and niece Marianna. Fondly remembered by Nancy. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Andy, Nicole, Kalysta and Victoria. Brother of Doug and his wife Neola and Ronald and his wife Gabi. Kenneth was a most extraordinary man of wisdom, compassion and experience who lived his life with great passion and touched the lives of so many along the way. He has left us with hearts filled with many happy memories of great times and much laughter. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Kenneth's life at the Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park Avenue), on Monday, December 11, 2006 from 5-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in Kenneth's memory made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at Saint Michael's Hospital Coronary Care Unit for their compassion and kindness.

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THACKERAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
ORR, Gladys
The family of the late Gladys ORR would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to Joan GOLDEN, Diaconal Minister, for her kindness and ministries. To those who called at the funeral home and those who sent flowers and memorial donations in expression of sympathy. To Norman THACKERAY for the Scripture readings and his message of Love and Hope. To all the nephews who acted as pallbearers. We would like to thank Michael STEVENSON and his staff at McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, for all their kindness to us and for providing the beautiful and bountiful lunch for us all. Also, we wish to thank the staff at the Elgin Manor Nursing Home for their loving care to our Aunt Gladys.

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THACKRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-07 published
THACKRAY, Molly Irene
"Be Careful How You Go"
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Molly on Friday, February 3rd, 2006 with her devoted family by her side. Cups of tea shared at the kitchen table at 42 Mitchum somehow got us through the hard times and we laughed heartily together during the truly happy times. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her so very much - her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her devoted friend for more than 50 years, Mrs. BROOKS. The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Victoria Village in Barrie, and in particular those on the Kensington wing who cared for her with such love and kindness. A celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Scott Funeral Home, 264 Burton Avenue, Barrie, 705-737-2040. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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THAENS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-12 published
FILLMAN, John Joseph
Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, September 11th, 2006, John Joseph FILLMAN in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Kay (DAMA) FILLMAN. Cherished father of Carol JOYNT (Chuck) of London, Ken (Julia) FILLMAN of Atlanta, Georgia, Brian (Arly) FILLMAN of Oakville. Dear brother of Peter FILLMAN of Toronto, predeceased by sister Margaret THAENS. Father-in-law of Mary Ann THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Also loved by his grandchildren David and Robbie JOYNT, Nicole (Brian) LASSITER, Jessica (Joe) MARMOROSA and Sarah FILLMAN, Mitchell and Matthew FILLMAN, great-granddaughter Julie MARMOROSA. Survived by many nieces and nephews. John was a long standing member of Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff for all their wonderful care in the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood Hospital. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, North, on Wednesday, September 13th from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George's Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West, on Thursday, September 14th, 2006 at 11 a.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Cremation with inurnment of ashes at Saint Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in memory of John to be made to the Children's Health Foundation.

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THAIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-18 published
COOMBS, Merrilee
A flower has bloomed in heaven. After a courageous and dignified battle with cancer, Merrilee COOMBS left us on September 16, 2006 to bloom in heaven. Merrilee of London, will be greatly missed by her loving husband Chris and three sons, Justin and fiancé Melanie NOWELL, Jeff and Alyson KELVIN, Joel and Mardi LEATHORNE. Merrilee also leaves behind her sister Ruthanne THAIN and husband Doug of Blenheim, her sister Janet HARVEY of London, her brother Bill HARVEY and wife Treena of Chatham and her brother-in-law Max SMITH of Morpeth. Merrilee is predeceased by her sister Patricia SMITH (2005,) her parents Florence and William HARVEY of Morpeth and parents-in-law Peg and Cleave COOMBS of Seaforth. Several nieces and nephews will miss their Auntie Mimi. Many thanks to Dr. BARR and the nurses at the Cancer Clinic, Victoria Campus, London. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North. The funeral service will be conducted at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Road East, London, on Thursday, September 21st, at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be sent to mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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THAJER o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-13 published
BOSGRAAF, Hans Paul
Suddenly at his residence on Saturday March 11, 2006 in his 64th year. Beloved husband of 39 years of Cecile Mary HOWRAN. Loving father of Pamela and dear grandfather of Hailey and Mary. Dear brother of Jane and husband Bill THAJER, and Rita and husband Norman BRYANT. In memory of Hans, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Private arrangements entrusted to Duffus Funeral Home, 431 George Street South.

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THAKUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-11 published
THAKUR, Doctor Ranasree " Rini"
In the presence of her loved ones, Rini THAKUR passed away peacefully on Friday October 6th after a brief illness. Rini was the cherished wife of Jagannath (Jack) THAKUR, beloved mother of Bublu THAKUR- WEIGOLD and Ballu THAKUR, and adoring grandmother to Aleya, Neelesh, Anna, and Meenakshi. Her loss will be felt by extended family and Friends around the world. Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 12 from 10-11 a.m. at Jerrett Funeral Chapel, 6191 Yonge St. (2 lights south of Steeles Ave.). A private cremation to follow, for family only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rini's name to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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THALER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
ROSS, Esther Winnifred (née MacMATH)
Peacefully at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Monday December 11, 2006 Esther Winnifred (MacMATH) ROSS of Goderich, age 89 years. Dear wife of the late Ewan C. ROSS and loving mother of John ROSS and his friend Warren SCHELL of Toronto. Dear sister of Maude and Bill ARMSTRONG of Bayfield. Predeceased by her parents Samuel MacMATH (1946) and Winnifred (GOODWIN) MacMATH (1950) 2 sisters Helen COLLIER (2003) and Grace THALER (2006) and by 3 brothers William (1914,) Hugh (1916) and Sheldon MacMATH (1940.) Esther was a graduate of London Normal School (1937) and the University of Western Ontario (1978). She was a social worker with the Huron County Children's Aid Society, Goderich for many years retiring in 1978. Relatives and Friends will be received at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich on Thursday December 14, 2006 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Salvation Army or to the Christian Children's Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. -- Bluewater Chapel, Goderich (519) 524-1221

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THALGOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-20 published
JOHRENDT, Katharina (née WARETZI)
At Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday April 19, 2006. Katharina JOHRENDT of Aylmer in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Martin JOHRENDT (2004.) Dear mother of Sinni BARR and husband Norman of Aylmer. Grandfather to Lynden and Michael BARR and Walter and Nancy JOHRENDT. Also survived by two nieces in Germany Maria THALGOTT and Sinni ENDERS. Predeceased by a son Martin (1980) and a daughter Katharina (1944). Born in Wermesch, Romania on February 28, 1923 the daughter of the late Michael and Maria (BINDER) WARETZI. Katharina came to Canada in 1953 from Austria. Together with her husband Martin they operated the Elm Motel and Service Station in Aylmer for 21 years. Katharina retired from Imperial Tobacco with over 35 years service. She was a member of Saint_John's Lutheran Church in Aylmer. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday April 22, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint_John's Lutheran Church, Aylmer. Interment Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Henriette DONNER, officiating. Donations to Saint_John's Lutheran Church would be appreciated. On line condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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THALMANN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-10 published
SHAIN, John
Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, October 8, 2006, John SHAIN, of Ingersoll, in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Marietta (DITTMER) SHAIN. Dear father of Michael of Kitchener, Rebecca THALMANN and husband Stefan of Mt. Elgin and Philip and wife Elana of Kitchener. Dear grandfather of Robin, Xaviar and Keira. Dear brother of Jyl KNOX and husband Wayne of Caledonia. Dear brother-in-law of Sanja and Jack STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Oshawa and Lee and Ruth DITTMER of Wiarton. Nephew of Lou CONNOLLY of Forest. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, R.R.#2, Ingersoll on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. Phillip CARROLL officiating. Interment Dorchester Union Cemetery. John's strong faith in Jesus was demonstrated in his relationship and through his actions. His sense of humour and boundless generosity will be sincerely missed and never forgotten. He was a member of Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, was on the Board of Canadian Mental Health, was chairperson of the Ingersoll Inter-Church as well as former chairperson for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Memorial donations to Hope-FM 94.3; Ingersoll and District Inter-Church or Youth for Christ would be appreciated.

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THAMER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
HULBERT, Christina (née TOMLINSON)
Peacefully on January 11th, 2005, Christina, beloved wife of Bertram HULBERT. Dear sister of Lillias TOMLINSON and the late Ivy BLAIKLOCK and Jessie NORRIS. Loving aunt of Barbara THAMER (David); George Tomlinson GUNN (Christine) of Vancouver, British Columbia; and David HULBERT (Marilyn.) Great-aunt of Caroline DUECK (Bernhard) and Katherine of Ottawa; Jennifer MEISTER (Darren,) Andrea and Matthew of London, Ontario; John and Felicia GUNN Jeffrey and Scott HULBERT. Dear friend of the Casburn family. Friends will be received at Saint John's (Norway) Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., at Kingston Rd. on Saturday, January 14th, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment Saint John's (Norway) Cemetery. Donations, in memory of Mrs. HULBERT, may be made to Saint John's (Norway) Endowment Fund and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Till we meet again.

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THAMM o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-13 published
THAMM, Inge (BENKESSER)
Entered into rest in G.B.R.H.C., Owen Sound, on Friday, September 8, 2006, in her 76th year. Inge (BENKESSER) THAMM, beloved wife of the late Robert THAMM. Dear mother of Edith THAMM (Dominic SILVESTRI) of Brampton, Rosa (David) MOULTON of Terrace, British Columbia and Robert THAMM of Dundalk. Loving grandmother of Debbie and Pamela SILVESTRI, Corey and Dylan MOULTON. Predeceased by a daughter Marianne THAMM. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Services were held in the chapel on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment in Dundalk Cemetery. Donations to Heart Foundation or Markdale Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated.
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THAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-27 published
THAN, Guenther
It is with deep sadness that we announce after a lengthy illness the passing of our dearly beloved Guenther THAN on Monday, January 23, 2006 at the age of sixty-five. Guenther died peacefully at his home in Brampton. Born in Neustadt, Germany on February 23, 1940, he was predeceased by his parents Erna and Richard THAN. He leaves behind his cherished daughter Janice LUCARELLI (nee THAN,) son-in-law Armando LUCARELLI, son Thomas THAN, Barbara THAN his truest and only lifelong love, as well as countless people who are proud to have called him their friend. Guenther fulfilled his childhood's dreams by beginning a family and immigrating to Canada in 1966. He had a deep appreciation for Toronto and especially its changing landscape as it developed into an international city. An accomplished and enthusiastic photographer in his later years, Guenther always had a keen eye for the beauty that surrounded him and took the opportunity of his retirement to capture this in his photography. An avid life-long reader, he enjoyed the pages of a book almost as much as the conversations they inspired. He will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at Saint John's Dixie Cemetery & Crematorium, 737 Dundas St. East (Cawthra and Dundas), Mississauga at 11: 00 a.m. followed by a celebration of his life and photography at his daughter's home in Brampton. Father GRIMA from Saint John Fisher Parish will be officiating. Personal condolences can be made at jlucarelli@rogers.com "We understand death for the first time when He puts His hand upon one whom we love." Madame de Stael

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THAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-16 published
THAR, Gerald " Jerry"
In loving memory of Gerald THAR (Jerry,) who passed away suddenly, June 16, 1966, in his 47th year. Gone but not forgotten. Sadly missed by his wife Lillian and Family and Grandchildren.

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THARMAKULASINGAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-19 published
Scarborough man, 22, was target, police say
By Armina LIGAYA and Timothy APPLEBY, Page A13
Reynaldo SANTOS was letting the dog out early on Sunday morning when he made a grisly discovery in his backyard.
Near the back door of the family's Scarborough home lay the lifeless body of his 22-year-old son, Patrick.
An official police statement said the young Mr. SANTOS showed "obvious signs of trauma." A police source who asked not to be identified said the young man's hands had been bound.
"We don't believe it was a random attack. We believe he was targeted," said Detective-Sergeant Dean BURKS. A postmortem examination has been conducted, but the cause of death has not been released.
While police believe Mr. SANTOS was targeted, there's little doubt that Piratheep THARMAKULASINGAM, 25 -- slain just hours after Mr. SANTOS's body was found and one of three people killed on Sunday -- was singled out for death.
Mr. THARMAKULASINGAM was walking along Huntsmill Boulevard, near Warden and McNicoll Avenues, when a car jumped the curb and hit him, police said. The driver then jumped out, attacked him repeatedly with a machete, hopped into the vehicle and fled.
Police responding to a 911 call at 10 a.m. found him injured on the grass. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. A postmortem examination showed Mr. THARMAKULASINGAM died from "sharp force injuries to the neck," police said.
A warrant has been issued for Sujan ABEYEWARDENE, 19, of Richmond Hill, on a charge of first-degree murder.
Also yesterday, police identified Christopher James WHITE/WHYTE, 35, as the third person killed Sunday. Mr. WHITE/WHYTE, of no fixed address, was on King Street West in Parkdale when he was shot to death.
On Bridlington Street, where the SANTOS family lives, neighbours say they were shocked to find their suburb swarming with police early Sunday.
The SANTOS home, a white, sixties-era backsplit with a garden and a swing set in the back, has been sealed with police tape.
"You think you live in a secluded pocket… you never think something like this is going to happen here," said Wayne BRIDGER, a retired fireman who lives across the street.
The SANTOS family are "very nice, very friendly," but keep to themselves, he said.

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THARMAKULASINGAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-09-19 published
Man chased by car, hacked in 'set up' machete slaying
First-degree murder warrant issued
One of 3 homicides in 4½-hour period
By John DUNCANSON and Betsy POWELL, Staff Reporter
Piratheep THARMAKULASINGAM was walking home, unaware someone lay in wait.
He tried to run, but a man in a car chased the frightened unemployed factory worker down a quiet Scarborough street around 10 a.m. Sunday.
The driver then got out of the car and repeatedly hacked at THARMAKULASINGAM's head and body with a machete before fleeing. THARMAKULASINGAM, who was going through a marital separation, was found on the lawn of a home on Huntsmill Blvd. The 25-year-old died in hospital of severe neck wounds, one of three homicides in a 4½-hour period early Sunday. He is to be cremated Thursday.
According to the dead man's brother, Suren, his older sibling was attacked after he had left his "lover's" home after arguing with her. Suren is convinced "Deep" was set up.
Police issued a first-degree murder warrant yesterday for Sujan ABEYEWARDENE, 19, of Richmond Hill. Suren, 23, said his "much-loved" brother didn't know the suspect, but the wanted man is the cousin of his brother's lover, a former girlfriend.
"What's the motive? He didn't even know him (the suspect)," Suren said as he gathered with Friends and family at their Chester Le Boulevard home. "He hid his emotions. He only lived for us, everyone loved him."
THARMAKULASINGAM's slaying, the 51st of the year, was the third homicide to take place over a 4½ hour period Sunday morning. The outburst of violence broke a relative calm in which there had been only three other homicides in the past month.
There are nine fewer homicides compared to this time last year and firearms slaying are down significantly.
The first homicide Sunday was a shooting some time before 5: 30 a.m. at a three-storey Parkdale apartment known to be used by drug addicts.
There they found Christopher James WHITE/WHYTE, 35, shot in the head, but still alive. He was taken to Saint Michael's Hospital where he died.
Detective Gary GRINTON said WHITE/WHYTE, who had an extensive criminal record, was last seen at Dufferin and King Sts. around 6 p.m. Saturday night. He was found shot on the second floor of the building, which police know as a site where drug addicts hang out.
Two hours after WHITE/WHYTE was shot, police in Scarborough received a 911 call from a home on Bridlington Street, just off Bellamy Rd. near Ellesmere Rd.
A father found his son, Patrick SANTOS, dead in the family's backyard just steps from the back door about 7: 30 a.m.

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THARMAKULASINGAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-09-20 published
Slain man had been shot in head before
By Tracy HUFFMAN, Crime Reporter
Police found the drug addict standing on King St. W. suffering from gunshot wounds to the head, arm and shoulder.
Two years later that man -- Christopher James WHITE/WHYTE -- was dying on the floor of a flophouse in that same neighbourhood with another gunshot wound to the head. That was Sunday morning. This time he did not survive.
WHITE/WHYTE, 35, was well known in Parkdale, but homicide detectives have very little information about where he was in the 12 hours before the shooting, or who may be responsible for his murder.
"We have no witnesses. No motive," said Det. Dan SHEPPARD of the 5: 20 a.m. shooting.
Two years ago, when police found WHITE/WHYTE standing in the same neighbourhood with gunshot wounds, he likely knew who shot him but refused to help with the investigation, SHEPPARD said.
WHITE/WHYTE's slaying is one of three unrelated homicides in a 4½-hour period Sunday morning.
Two hours later on Bridlington Street, near Bellamy and Ellesmere Rds., a man found his 22-year-old son, Patrick SANTOS, dead in the backyard of the family home. Police remain tight-lipped about the investigation, the man's cause of death and the motive behind the killing.
Around 10 a.m. a third man was killed, struck by a car and then repeatedly stabbed with a machete by the driver. Piratheep THARMAKULASINGAM, 25, collapsed in front of a home on Huntsmill Blvd., near Steeles Ave. E. and Warden Ave.
A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for Sujan ABEYEWARDENE, 19, of Richmond Hill. Homicide detectives plan to release a photograph of the wanted man today after showing it to potential witnesses: yesterday.
"We have checked his known addresses… his home address, his place of employment," said homicide Det. Bill VIEIRA. "He has not been found."

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THAVARAJAH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
A young man's murder still matters in T.O.
By Rosie DIMANNO
Sixteen police constables, maintaining a careful four-foot distance from each other, set off on a bright and crisp day to conduct a grid search of a Scarborough field that lies between two elementary schools.
Just another Sunday morning in the city, but increasingly the occasion for the launching of murder investigations, trying to make sense out of another bloody mess arising from the evening before.
These officers are looking for… anything, although the instructions delivered emphasize the possibility of a small cellphone out there somewhere.
No such phone -- possibly belonging to the 17-year-old male victim whose remains have already been removed to the morgue -- was discovered.
This was not a shooting, but it is most definitely a homicide, Toronto's 10th murder in 2006.
Such has become the grim frequency of death by the gun in Toronto that it comes as something of a homicide throwback when murder by other means occurs when the deceased is a young male.
An autopsy this morning will likely determine cause of death. A cursory examination of the body yesterday was sufficient to reveal what was so palpably evident -- this teenager had suffered blunt trauma injuries, primarily about the head, with evidence indicating the unfortunate young man may have been beaten first and run over by a vehicle afterwards.
A white van was seen driving across the field late Saturday night and fresh tread marks on the ground reinforce that scenario. Police are looking for that van -- make and model unknown -- but confident they will find it.
"I believe this one is going to come together shortly," Det. John BIGGERSTAFF told The Star last night. "The van's going to show up, the pieces will all fall into place. It's not like a shooting, which are usually harder to piece together."
The victim is Kevin PERSAUD, a teenager who had been working a full-time job, living at home with his parents, who were in devastated shock yesterday. There is no evidence Persaud was ever "ganged-up," which is what comes immediately to mind when young men are murdered in Toronto these days. Nor is there any suggestion that this crime might have been provoked by ethnic grudges in a neighbourhood where youths of Southeast Asian descent are known to congregate, groups that have clashed violently before.
"I'm pretty sure that gang activity of any kind was not an issue here," said BIGGERSTAFF.
So what was the "issue"? Because a young man, little more than a boy really, is dead. And, as BIGGERSTAFF noted, "this was not a random encounter, it was a planned and intentional act."
And, because every homicide matters. This is still a city where murders matter and victims have names.
There are witnesses: who saw somebody running here on Saturday night, just behind Cardinal Leger Catholic School, deep inside this sleepy residential neighbourhood of house-proud properties and tidily maintained lawns, where kids play basketball in the driveway and couples walk their dogs.
It was a woman strolling with her dog across Canmore Park around 11 p.m. who came upon the body. Police from 43 Division received the call at 11: 51 p.m. and cruisers were screeching to the scene within minutes.
PERSAUD was lying in a pool of blood with obvious injuries to the head. It remains for pathologists to try and determine whether those blunt force injuries are responsible for PERSAUD's death, whether they were caused after being struck by the suspicious van, or if he was already lifeless before the added trauma of a hit-and-run.
The aforementioned cellphone, if it exists at all, was likely the property of PERSAUD, since he was known to own one and it wasn't found with the body.
Much of the investigation will now hinge on the quite remarkable talents of a reconstruction crew from the traffic unit. These crime scene specialists are able to map out -- following the trail of the tread marks and other clues embedded in the ground, analyzing "static measurements" and tire patterns -- where the vehicle came from and how it manoeuvred across the terrain.
A treadmark is nearly as conclusive as a fingerprint. But first, police will need a van to compare those markings with.
Toronto has become, in its ripening, a city no longer shaken to its roots by urban, or suburban, crime. Yet striking this close to home -- as PERSAUD's murder did in this particular neighbourhood there is still an element of discomfiture, if not quite disbelief.
"Scary, but what can you do?" shrugged Wayne POWELL, who lives directly across the street from the school, in a house where three children reside, one of them a Grade 8 student at Cardinal Leger.
"There are always little groups of teenagers who hang around behind the school at night. Not necessarily toughs or gangs, maybe just kids looking to get into mischief."
But last summer, there was another beating death down at the end of the road, and around the same time two people shot in a car not far distant.
"Sometimes, it just feels like it's all closing in on you."
Chelsea McCORMICK, 13, sidles into the doorway and casts her eyes towards her school. "I'll have to go there tomorrow. I'll be afraid to walk where it happened."
Next door, Anoj THAVARAJAH -- a Grade 7 student at Morrish Public School, which is situated on the far edge of the field, just beyond the baseball diamond -- says he was in his room playing video games when all the ruckus began Saturday night.
"I'm not scared, exactly, but I think, that could have been my brother. I mean, when you don't know why it happened."
His family only moved into this house last autumn. Anoj, 13, recalls how his father once chased down a vandal who'd tossed a brick through one of the windows when the house was still being constructed.
"We hadn't even moved in yet and already somebody was throwing bricks through the window. And then later, somebody took gasoline and started a fire in some other houses just behind here that were being built."
Petty vandalism, mischief-makers, bored kids. And then, on a quiet Saturday night, a teenage boy gets murdered.
It matters.

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THAXTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-06 published
SHARPE, Irene Helena Mae (formerly NOBLE)
Entered into rest with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at the Community Nursing Home, Port Perry, in her 94th year. Irene beloved wife of the late Don NOBLE (December 19, 1983) and the late Jack SHARPE (October 7, 1999.) Dear mother of Lois (Borden), the late Keith (Pam) and Larry (Lorraine). Fondly remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Jean DUBROY of Nepean and predeceased by her brother Ross THAXTER of Lindsay. Resting at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge 905-852-3073 on Friday, April 7, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Uxbridge Cemetery. In Irene's memory, donations may be made to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation, Uxbridge Community Care or to the Community Nursing Home, Port Perry.

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THAYAKUMAR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
Murder-suicide leaves 3 dead
By Canadian Press, Mon., November 6, 2006
Toronto -- A Toronto man jumped to his death from a ninth-floor balcony early yesterday after calling police to say he had killed his wife and teenage daughter.
Officers arrived at the family's east-end townhouse at about 3: 30 a.m. and found the bodies of a 36-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter.
The woman, Malini THAYAKUMAR, had obvious signs of trauma on her body, possibly caused by a beating. The cause of death of her daughter Neruuya won't be determined until an autopsy is conducted.
Two other daughters, aged nine and 12, were in the house at the time, but were unharmed.
The 40-year-old man, identified by Friends as Kumar THAYAKUMAR, was found dead a block away at the base of an apartment building.
Det.-Sgt. Peter CALLAGHAN said it's not known if the family had a history of either domestic violence or mental illness.
"Apparently, what was happening between the couple was kept within the couple, and other family members were unaware," he said.
CALLAGHAN also said it may never be known why the man killed his eldest daughter and spared the two younger girls.
He said officers went to both addresses immediately after the man called.
"From what I understand from the call takers, he was reasonably calm when he was on the phone with them," CALLAGHAN said.
"He just indicated he killed his wife and his daughter, where we could find him, and that he intended to take his own life."
CALLAGHAN said the call takers tried to talk the man out of jumping.

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THAYAKUMAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-06 published
Murder-suicide rocks neighbourhood
Man kills wife, daughter as 2 others sleep
Heads to in-laws, jumps off balcony
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
An East York man killed his wife and 14-year-old daughter in the family townhouse early yesterday, then jumped to his death from the balcony of his in-laws' ninth-floor apartment nearby.
Homicide detectives said two other daughters, aged 9 and 12, slept through the attack in a townhouse on Wakunda Pl., near Victoria Park Ave. and Eglinton Ave.
Det. Sgt. Peter CALLAGHAN said police were alerted to the slayings when a man called a 911 operator about 3: 30 a.m. and said he'd killed his wife and daughter and was about to kill himself.
The father, identified by Friends as "Kumar" THAYAKUMAR, 40, apparently fled the family home after the attacks, crossed Parma Park and entered the Sunrise Ave. apartment of his wife's parents, from where he could look across to his own home.
CALLAGHAN said the grandparents were roused by the sound of THAYAKUMAR talking on the phone to police. They watched in horror as he dropped the phone, opened the balcony door and hopped over the edge.
"From what I understand from the call takers, he was reasonably calm when he was on the phone with them," CALLAGHAN said.
"He just indicated that he'd killed his wife and his daughter, where we could find them and that he intended to take his own life. He told them specifically that he was trying to kill himself."
Family members told police they were unaware of problems in the couple's relationship.
Officers arrived at both scenes about the same time. In the townhouse they found Malini THAYAKUMAR, 36, who had what CALLAGHAN called "obvious trauma" to her body and 14-year-old Neruuya, who had no outward signs to show how she died. Attempts to revive them were unsuccessful.
Autopsies were expected to take place today.
Outside the Sunrise Ave. apartment, police found THAYAKUMAR's body crumpled in a rear parking area beside garbage containers.
Pritiga THAYAKUMAR, 12, and her 9-year-old sister were led from the townhouse by police so they wouldn't see the carnage inside. They were in the care of relatives last night.
"They were completely unaware of what had taken place in the home," CALLAGHAN said. "They were asleep at the time the officers arrived."
The slayings stunned residents still reeling from a homicide in their neighbourhood on Thanksgiving Day.
Kareme PARKS, 20, was slain on October 9, shot several times in the head beside another apartment building on Sunrise Ave. His family lives in a townhouse that backs onto the THAYAKUMAR unit on Wakunda Pl.
Tianna PARKS, 13, still grieving her brother's death, was also mourning the death of Neruuya, who attended East York Collegiate, but was a grade ahead of her last year at Gordon A. Brown Middle School.
Neruuya wrote in the Grade 8 yearbook earlier this year that she wanted "to go university and become a doctor."
"It's heartbreaking," Tianna said. "She was so young. She never really got to do anything."
She said Neruuya was a good student and a prefect who monitored hall activities at the school. "Whenever the teachers needed a volunteer, she was always there to help," she said.
"I want to leave this neighbourhood as soon as possible because it's really dangerous, it's scary. I just stay inside as much as possible because it's not safe out here."
Friend Andreine BROCK, 13, agreed. "I worry that I might get killed next," she said. "I try to stay inside to be safe."
Neighbour Pratibha TRIPATHI, 48-year-old mother of two, said she was horrified at the deaths just down the walkway.
"It is so scary, so frightening, so sad," she said, holding hands to her face to hide her tears. "You see them every day and then they are just gone, just gone."
CALLAGHAN said he couldn't explain what sparks such deadly domestic disputes. He said such slayings are not "a new phenomenon to this city, to this country or to the community at large.
"This kind of thing goes on all the time… I don't think we ever get used to this."

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THAYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
MOORE, Frances Ann (formerly DUFTON, née TARRY)
Of Saint Thomas on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 72nd year. Wife of the late William Howard DUFTON (1999) and dearly loved mother of Barbara Anne DUFTON of Collingwood and Robert Edward and his wife Hideko of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Lisa. Dear Sister of Dorothy THAYER of Northville, Michigan, Iris SLANEY of Dunrobin and the late Douglas TARRY (1993.) Dear sister-in-law of Fran Tarry TREWSDALE and her husband Howard of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Frances was born in Saint Thomas on December 20, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas Edwin and Dora Ann (WEEKLY) TARRY. She worked at Saint Thomas Collegiate, Central Elgin Collegiate, for Doctor Ken CLARKE and later Doug Tarry Homes and Collier Homes. She was a volunteer a number of years at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 3: 30 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lung Association or the charity of choice. "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. I Corinthians 15 verses 51 and 52.

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THAYER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-29 published
MOORE, Frances Ann (formerly DUFTON, née TARRY)
Of Saint Thomas on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 72nd year. Wife of the late William Howard DUFTON (1999) and dearly loved mother of Barbara Anne DUFTON of Collingwood and Robert Edward and his wife Hideko of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Lisa. Dear Sister of Dorothy THAYER of Northville, Michigan, Iris SLANEY of Dunrobin and the late Douglas TARRY (1993.) Dear sister-in-law of Fran Tarry TRUSDALE and her husband Howard of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Frances was born in Saint Thomas on December 20, 1934, the daughter of the late Thomas Edwin and Dora Ann (WEEKLY) TARRY. She worked at Saint Thomas Collegiate, Central Elgin Collegiate, for Doctor Ken CLARKE and later Doug Tarry Homes and Collier Homes. She was a volunteer a number of years at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 3: 30 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lung Association or the charity of choice. "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. I Corinthians 15 verses 51 and 52.

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THAYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-17 published
UDELL, Daisy (née BURNS)
(Retiree of Bell Canada after 39 years)
Peacefully, at the Scarborough General Hospital, on Monday, January 16, 2006, in her 81st year. Daisy UDELL (née BURNS,) loving wife of Clarence for over 52 years. Sister-in-law of Rena SMITH, John and Gladys ALLCHURCH, and Lillian BURNS, and all their families. Special aunt of Ross THAYER, Judy, Michael, Selina and Julia, and Ron and Helen NOBBS, Ed and Cheryl. Daisy will be fondly remembered by her many family and Friends of the Rebekah Lodge 350 and the Legion Branch 258. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment - Erskine Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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THAYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-12 published
MAGEE, Maureen Olive
At her home in Sutton on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the age of 58 years. Maureen MAGEE, beloved daughter of the late S. Dave MAGEE and the late Olive CARMICHAEL. Dear mother of Shawn MCINNES/MCINNIS (Denise) of New Brunswick and Kevin MCINNES/MCINNIS of Newmarket. Grandmother of Shawntel. Sister of Cynthia THAYER of Florida, David MAGEE (Kathy) of Minden, and Daniel MAGEE (Susan) of Sutton. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at the Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service in the chapel Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Briar Hill Cemetery, Sutton. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre, Science Research would be appreciated by the family.

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