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TORCHALLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-09 published
BURSTON, Irene (née ISAACSON)
Daughter of the late David and Fanny ISAACSON, on February 8, 2006, after a brief illness. Most loved wife of over fifty years of the late Samuel. Beloved mother of Bill and Sandy and Dr. Joanne Wieland BURSTON. Best grandmother of Dylan and Cole BURSTON and Elias TORCHALLA. Cherished sister of Reuben and Arnold ISAACSON, the late Ruth JACOBSON and the late Vilma AARON. Special sister-in-law of Jeanette and Sue Carol ISAACSON, the late Hyman JACOBSON and the late Nathan AARON. Special friend of Francine FLEMING/FLEMMING. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, including her many nieces, nephews and Friends. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. W. (between Yonge and Bathurst). Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Beth Emeth section. Shiva at 149 Cranbrooke Ave. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 888-939-3333.

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TOREI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
MANSELL / FLANAGAN
Jennifer, Matthew and big sister Madeline are thrilled to welcome Isabelle Sarah Mansell to the world! Born Tuesday November 14 at 9: 26 p.m. at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, Isabelle weighed in at 6 lbs 15 oz. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful midwives Mahnaz TOREI, Aimee FEHLNER and Janet HOLTHAM. Thanks also to Aunts Kelly and Sue for their support through a quick delivery. Proud grandmothers are Mary MANSELL and Rose FLANAGAN.

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TORELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-07-17 published
A 'giant' within Canadian department stores
Led advertising, promotion at Eaton's
Had photo taken with rich and famous
By Heba ALY, Staff Reporter
Ruby BULL complains she has few pictures of her husband, who was always behind the lens because he loved photography so much.
But Lloyd BULL's story comes to life on a wall in the den of their Burlington condo.
He poses in photographs covering dozens of years with model Twiggy, Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter Margaret, better known as Margaux, and John Craig Eaton, the great-grand_son of Eaton's founder Timothy Eaton. The sun has faded the signature on Farrah Fawcett's picture, but it once read: "With love to Lloyd from Farrah."
Alongside are pictures of him at his wedding and in the air force.
"It's a lot of memories. It's his life's work," said Ruby, his wife of 62 years. "He had a very, very interesting life."
James Lloyd BULL died on July 4 at the age of 86.
He is best known for his 28 years at Eaton's, where he retired in 1984 as the company's advertising, sales promotion and public relations manager.
"He was really a giant within Canada's department store world," said Wallace LEGGE, who worked with BULL for years as the Toronto Star's advertising representative for Eaton's.
"Under his leadership, some of the best advertising in Eaton's history appeared," LEGGE said, including the "Eaton's Shops the World for You" campaign, a month of merchandise, dancers, exotic foods and music from countries around the world.
"The thing about Lloyd BULL was just unbridled enthusiasm for everything he did," said John TORELLA, a former Eaton's advertising and marketing manager.
The Grimsby, Ontario, native entered the Royal Canadian Air Force after high school, just as World War 2 began. At a flight school in Windsor Mills, Quebec, he met his future wife, who had been brought by the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire to dance with the airmen. She hated going but did it at her mother's request as a "war effort."
"He was drop-dead handsome," Ruby said, recalling the man who rescued her from another officer who wanted to walk her down a dark road.
Too tall to be a bombardier and without enough depth perception for a pilot, BULL became a flight lieutenant navigator in the air force, flying over the Pacific Ocean during the war looking for submarines.
After the war, he graduated from what was then the Ontario College of Pharmacy in Toronto. He joined Eaton's as a pharmacist in the dispensary in 1956, before moving on to managerial positions there.
After retiring from the department store, he worked as a pharmacist on a casual basis at a Pharma Plus store.
As her memory worsens, Ruby said she misses her husband more and more -- "I need him. He's my brain" -- but when she's unsure of a date or can't remember a name, she turns to the wall and the memories come flooding back.
And there's one thing she'll never forget: "I had a wonderful life with him."
In addition to his wife, BULL leaves his daughter Sandra and three grandchildren.

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TORFF o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-20 published
SALMONS, Ann Ruth (née LUSTIG)
Peacefully, on Monday, September 18, 2006. Daughter of the late Moishe and Malka LUSTIG. Dear sister of the late Nathan LUSTIG. Aunt of Marcella ANDRE, Janet TORFF, and Catherine EISNER. Great Aunt of Anju, Hera, Hilary, and Jarryd. Cousin of Shirley LUSTIG. Ann enjoyed a long and successful career at The Globe and Mail, where she worked for 45 years until her retirement. A graveside service will be held at Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section on Wednesday, September 20th at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Ann Ruth Salmons Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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TORKOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-11 published
TORKOS, Patricia E. (née MORRIS)
Passed away in Ottawa on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 12: 40 a.m., at the age of 75, after an exhausting battle. So loved by her children Linda SPRINGSTEAD (George) and the late James Jr. (Sonya). Cherished by her grandchildren Kayla and Alec. Will be sadly missed by Brittany and Jessica, Gizella and James TORKOS, Helen and Paul MacSUGA, Rita MORRIS, Jean COBDEN, her many nieces and nephews and all of her Friends. Memorial Service will be held in Toronto on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the Riverside Cemetery Chapel, 1567 Royal York Road (at Weston Road). In memoriam donations appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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TORMEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-04 published
HOFFMAN, Katherine Elizabeth " Liz" (née NUTTER)
Liz passed away peacefully at her home with great courage and dignity from malignant melanoma on January 27, 2006. To deeply mourn her passing, so thankful for her life, are her loving family, her beloved daughter Andrea HOFFMAN (Matt TORMEY,) her mother Audrey NUTTER, brother John NUTTER, sister Patricia (Bob) JAMIESON, Auntie Bobbie and Uncle Dave GRANT and family, Barry HOFFMAN and the HOFFMAN and Potter families. She was predeceased by her father Philip NUTTER. To all of Liz's Friends who loved her, you are her family as well and we know that you will miss her as deeply. Liz achieved a tremendous amount during her life. She is remembered for her determination to stand up for the rights of those without a voice, for her passion for books and making them accessible to everyone, for the pleasure she took in travel and her admiration of different cultures, and most fondly for her deep love and appreciation of family and Friends. Liz gave wholeheartedly to her Friends and always held them dear. She was so grateful for all of the love and support that she received over the past months - every call, every card, every flower and every prayer was deeply cherished and gave her added strength. Liz was born in Winnipeg in 1951, later moving to the Ottawa area with her family. She graduated with an Honours Degree in Public Administration from Carleton University in Ottawa and pursued further study on scholarship at the Syracuse University School of Public Administration, New York. Liz raised her family and spent most of her career in Toronto. She returned to Winnipeg in 2000. Liz's deeply rooted sense of fairness and social justice led to a career as ombudsperson with distinguished service at Carleton University, the University of Toronto, Ryerson Polytechnic University and the Ontario College of Art and Design. For the past five years she worked in Winnipeg as a Senior Investigator with the Office of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman. She was a founding member and a past president of the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons. She was also a founding member of The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and remained actively involved as a member of the Board. The opportunity to volunteer with diverse groups and individuals in the community gave her great pleasure. For over twenty years Liz was committed to keeping the public library systems strong and maintaining public access to information while preserving individual privacy. She was past president of the Ontario Public Library Association and on behalf of this Association and the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Communications chaired the development of the Ontario Public Library Strategic Plan. She contributed as a committee chair to the development of Winnipeg's Millennium Library. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education; a member of the Federal Government's National Community Access Programme Advisory Board; a member of the Federal Government's Information Highway Advisory Council; and founding chair of Canada's Coalition for Public Information. A special joy was in representing Canada as keynote speaker (National Information Policies: Canadian Approach) at the 49th International Federation for Information and Documentation Conference and Congress held in Jaipur and New Delhi, India. Liz's leadership, service and commitment toward the betterment of her local, provincial, national and global communities have been highly recognized. She was honoured with many awards from the organizations with which she worked. Commendations were received from both the Prime Minister and the Governor General of Canada. Liz believed in living each day to the fullest. She travelled extensively with her family throughout North and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. She enjoyed diverse activities including book clubs, cultural festivals, cinema, theatre, live music and billiards. Most recently Liz's quiet time was spent at her dream retreat Skye Cottage, Victoria Beach. Our lives are richer for having known Liz. She touched and contributed to the lives of many. The family invites Friends to share in a remembrance and celebration of Liz's life at the Renaissance Hotels Northern Lights Ballroom in the Rogers Centre, Toronto on Saturday, February 11th at 1: 30 p.m. This is the site where Liz hosted the initial visionary meeting of the future Ontario Digital Library. A similar gathering is being held at the Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, on Saturday, February 4th. Flowers gratefully declined.

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TORNO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-08 published
TORNO, Samuel " Chum"
Peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2006. Predeceased by his brothers Philip and Noah TORNO. Survived by his "everloving twin sister" Esther VERNER. " Old Uncle" to Leland VERNER (Anne and daughters Amy VERNER and Jane APOR,) "young nieces" Jane VERNER and Margaret SHIFF (Arthur.) " Chumley" will be greatly missed by his best friend Angela CHALLENOR. Special thanks to devoted caregivers Namgyal and Lhamo. At Chum's request, a private family funeral was held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital (416) 946-6560.

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TORNO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
TORNO, Samuel " Chum"
Peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2006. Predeceased by his brothers Philip and Noah TORNO. Survived by his "everloving twin sister" Esther VERNER. " Old Uncle" to Leland VERNER (Anne and daughters Amy VERNER and Jane APOR,) "young nieces" Jane VERNER and Margaret SHIFF (Arthur.) " Chumley" will be greatly missed by his best friend Angela CHALLENOR. Special thanks to devoted caregivers Namgyal and Lhamo. At Chum's request, a private family funeral was held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital (416) 946-6560.

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TORNQUIST o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
HUDSON, Henry Thomas " Tom"
Passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at the Scarborough General Hospital in his 75th year. Dear brother of Reuben (Leah), Eleanor (Harold TORNQUIST), Lillian Rose and Marjorie (Douglas CRANIFORD.) Uncle Tom will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Reuben and Jane and his brothers Jack and George. Friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Sunday, January 22 from 2-5 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation.

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TORODOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-22 published
FRANKLIN, Mildred
Peacefully, on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Baycrest Apotex Centre. Mildred FRANKLIN, beloved wife of the late Lester FRANKLIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Donna and Stanley SHENKMAN, Judy and Don TORODOR, Randy FRANKLIN and Gail GREENSPOON. Also remembered by Elaine FRANKLIN. Devoted grandmother of Jim SHENKMAN and Denise ZARN, Susan ROBINSON, Robin, and Melissa TORODOR, Robert and Marcie FRANKLIN, Steve and Sylvia FRANKLIN and great grandmother of Michael, Danny, Andrew, Ben, Lara, and Cole. Heartfelt thanks to Susan DUCO for her loving care and devotion. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, June 25th at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park at 11: 00 a.m. Shiva 1166 Bay Street, Suite #2202 immediately following the service and then Monday and Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with evening services on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at 8 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Apotex Centre c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation 416-785-2875.

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TOROK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
FREIHAUT, Johan " John"
Unexpectedly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Friday, March 17, 2006, Johan "John" FREIHAUT, 77, of R.R.#2, Dashwood. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Liz" (MERLI) FREIHAUT. Loved father of John and Nancy FREIHAUT of Oakville, Mary TOROK and her husband Dave POTTRUFF of London. Loving grandpa of Sean FREIHAUT, Erica FREIHAUT and Stephanie TOROK. Dear brother of Kathy MULLER and her husband Matt of London, special uncle to Hilda GANDRON and her husband Peter and brother-in-law of Teresa and Franz SAMPL, Anna and Jim WAGNER, Eva and Mike GOJKOVIC, Katie and Tony PENZ, Frank and Janice MERLI. Remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Ray LAWHEAD officiating. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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TOROK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-11 published
TIPPEL, Margaretha
Of Victoria Manor, Watford, formerly of London, Ontario, on Sunday, April 9th, 2006 in her 105th year. Predeceased by her husband Reinhardt (1983,) brother, Henry HILGERT (1987,) and sister Katherine KELLNER (1942.) Loving mother of Margaretha TOROK (Budapest, Hungary), Anna Maria and her husband Tihamer TOTH (Budapest, Hungary), Elizabeth FRITZ (London), Ron and wife Pauline TIPPEL (London,) Catharine LANDON (Saint Thomas,) Henry and wife Marilyn TIPPEL (London and Watford), Eva TIPPEL (Saint Thomas). Grandmother to 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also survived by several nieces. 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, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, April 13th, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaretha are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

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TOROK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
MALIK, Elmer Alexander
Of R.R.#4 Saint Thomas, on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 82. Loving husband of Theresa and loving father of Elmer MALIK Jr. and his wife Kathy, Jim MALIK and his wife Becky, Lynda and her husband Bill McCORMICK. Wonderful and proud grandpa of Tracey (Tom COOPER,) Craig, Melanee, (fiancé Gavin,) Scott (Sharon,) Rebecca (Steve GAGNE,) William (Jeanny) and Heather. Proud great-grandpa of Ethan, Autumn and Emileigh. Predeceased by his parents Mary and Jonas, sister Mary TOROK, children Richard Joseph and Joseph Richard and great-granddaughter Shelby GAGNÉ (July 2006.) Survived by sisters Anne TOROK of Michigan and Rose (Glen) LEWIS of Saint Thomas and a sister-in-law Betty VAGI. Predeceased by a brother-in-law George TOROK Sr. Elmer was born in Saurd, Hungary on March 10, 1924. He was a well known and respected tobacco farmer who loved farming (retiring in 2002). He was an avid supporter of the community and was a life long member of the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree) and of the Union South-Yarmouth Optimist Club. Elmer was a member of Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Stanley. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow Holy Angels' Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 4: 00 p.m. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Society.

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TOROK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-05 published
TOROK, George W.
Peacefully, on April 1st in his 96th year. Dearly beloved husband of Vera. Loving father of John (Kathryn,) Cathy (John KING.) He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Monika (Rob ADRIAANSE,) Julie (Chris LANG) and his 6 great-grandchildren. George's charming personality will be sadly missed by all of his extended family and Friends. Private family memorial. Donations to the charity of your choice.

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TOROK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
TOROK, George W.
Peacefully on April 1st, 2006, in his 96th year. Dearly beloved husband of Vera. Loving father of John (Kathryn), Cathy (John KING.) He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Monika (Rob ADRIAANSE,) Julie (Chris LANG) and his 6 great-grandchildren. George's charming personality will be sadly missed by all of his family and Friends. Private family memorial. Donations to the charity of your choice.

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TORRANCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
GAZE, Winnifred Jane " Jean"
Peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Mrs. Winnifred Jane "Jean" GAZE in her 96th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Edgar "Earl" GAZE (1976.) Loving mother and best friend of Betty (Dennis) DWYER. Cherished Nana of Darby DWYER and Great-Nana of Nathaniel. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Longtime friend of Maybelle TORRANCE. Special thanks to Dorothy and Larry McGUIRE and family for all your love and support and Gloria SUTHERLAND a dedicated caregiver. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road East (east of Highbury) on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 1 p.m. (visitation one hour prior). Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Chateau Gardens, 2000 Blackwater Road, London, Ontario N5X 4K6 or the charity of your choice.

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TORRANCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-25 published
KEEN, Edward Arthur
At the Grand River Hospital/Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener on Friday, September 22, 2006. Ed KEEN at the age of 73 years. Beloved husband of Olga Marie (SALIWONCZYK) KEEN. Loving father of Mark KEEN (Pat) of Bolton, Matthew KEEN (Maria) of Georgetown, Jacqueline BOYD of Guelph, Lorie DOVER (Kevin) of Edmonton, William LITTLE (Shannon) of Thunder Bay. Proud grandpa of Nicole (Mike,) Dominique, Kathy (Trevor), Crystal, Shannon, Melody-Dawn, Kacey, Connor, Tanner and great-grandpa of Jacen. Dear brother of George KEEN (Betty) of Linden and Maybelle TORRANCE of Thamesford. Ed was a member of the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans Association (Guelph Chapter), a former employee of Alcan and the London Yards of Canadian National Railway. Ed was a member of the Col. John McCrae Branch 234 Royal Canadian Legion and an active member of the Salvation Army. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday). Service at the Salvation Army Citadel where visitation will be held from 1: 00 to 2:00 p.m., 1320 Gordon Street Guelph on Wednesday, September 27 at 2: 00 p.m. with Lt. Col. Wayne and Myra PRITCHETT officiating. A reception will follow at the Citadel. Cremation Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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TORRANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-20 published
TORRANCE, Robert Joseph (1922-2006)
Born May 22, 1922, in Edmonton, Alberta, and predeceased by his parents Jack and Bessie, as well as his only brother, Ken. Bob leaves to mourn, his dear wife of 61 years, Margaret Georgena SMITH of Queenston, Ontario, his sister-in-law Lois TORRANCE and family, extended families and Friends throughout Canada and the U.S.A. Active as a youth in sports, volunteerism, leadership and wartime service, Bob prepared for his distinguished Young Men's Christian Association career with a B.Comm. and B.S.W. (U of A) and M.S.W. (University of British Columbia). There followed Y postings in West Vancouver, Portland, Oregon, and the National Young Men's Christian Association, Toronto. After moving to Queenston, Ontario in 1974, he completed his PhD through the University of Toronto and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He continued after retirement to research and publish the National Young Men's Christian Association History Project - 1950 to 1984, and to serve on the Y's National Archives Committee. Bob's remarkable Y career as a builder of bridges and creator of linkages with whomever he met saw this quiet, self-effacing, humourous man, conferred with Companion of the Fellowship of Honour (Young Men's Christian Association, 1993). His lifelong example of faith in action as a member, activist, and lay person in the United Church of Canada, saw him build Friendships and liaisons while working and travelling in Canada, the United States, Europe, Russia and the middle east -- often remembering those he met with a snapshot memento or sharing a humbug from his candy pouch. St. Stephen's College, Edmonton, awarded Bob the D.D. Honouris Causa, in 1994. Bob worked to create change and move the world to a more inclusive society that honoured all. He died Saturday, April 15, 2006. The family thanks Doctor David Reimer, and staff at Chateau Gardens, Niagara-on-the-Lake, for the special care he received there, and is especially grateful for the compassion and support of Queenston neighbours, the Duc-Trianos and the Barratts. A celebration of Bob's life will be held in the Addison Hall, beside Saint Mark's Anglican Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at 11 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmother to Grandmother Fund (Africa), 260 Spadina, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E4.

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TORRANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-26 published
PERCIVAL, E. Winnifred (BRUCE) B.A.
Peacefully, at the Avalon Retirement Centre, Orangeville, Ontario on October 26, 2006, in her 101st year. Dear wife of the late George (Oscar) PERCIVAL; loving aunt of Joan CORBETT, Teresa BRUCE, Tom, George and Paul TORRANCE, Jim and George CURRY; cherished by her sister-in-law Gladys BRUCE and by the descendents of her many cousins; valued friend of her associates and former pupils from many years of teaching science and mathematics; by neighbours and many more. Winnie's funeral will be held at the Simes Funeral Home, Main Street, Grand Valley, Ontario on Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. Visitation for one hour prior to service. Donations in her memory would be appreciated to Trinity United Church, Grand Valley, Ontario L0N 1G0 or the Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4C2.

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TORRANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-21 published
TORRANCE, Robert Joseph (1922-2006)
Born May 22, 1922 in Edmonton, Alberta. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Bessie, as well as his only brother Ken. Bob leaves to mourn, his dear wife of 61 years, Margaret Georgena SMITH of Queenston, Ontario, his sister-in-law Lois TORRANCE and family, extended families and Friends throughout Canada and the U.S.A. Active as a youth in sports, volunteerism, leadership and wartime service, Bob prepared for his distinguished Young Men's Christian Association career with a B.Comm. and B.S.W. (U of A) and M.S.W. (University of British Columbia). There followed Y postings in West Vancouver, Portland, Oregon, and the National Young Men's Christian Association, Toronto. After moving to Queenston, Ontario in 1974, he completed his PhD through the U of T, and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He continued after retirement to research and publish the National Young Men's Christian Association History Project, 1950 to 1984, and to serve on the Y's National Archives Committee. Bob's remarkable Y career as a builder of bridges and creator of linkages with whomever he met, saw this quiet, self-effacing, humorous man, conferred with Companion of the Fellowship of Honour (Young Men's Christian Association, 1993). His lifelong example of faith in action as a member, activist, and lay person in the United Church of Canada, saw him build Friendships and liaisons while working and travelling in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Russia and the Middle East, often remembering those he met with a snapshot memento or sharing a humbug from his candy pouch. St. Stephen's College, Edmonton, awarded Bob the D.D. Honouris Causa, in 1994. Bob worked to create change and move the world to a more inclusive society that honoured all. He died Saturday, April 15, 2006. The family thanks Doctor David REIMER and staff at Chateau Gardens, Niagara-on-the-Lake, for the special care he received there, and is especially grateful for the compassion and support of Queenston neighbours, the Duc-Trianos and the Barratts. A celebration of Bob's life will be held in the Addison Hall, beside Saint Mark's Anglican Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmother to Grandmother Fund (Africa), 260 Spadina, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E4.

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TORRENS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-28 published
TORRENS, John
Passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, January 24, 2006. John, beloved husband of Janet. Predeceased by his wife Marion. Loving father of Will and his wife Mary Beth, Mike and his wife Natalie, Andrew and his wife Neely, Kevin, and Denise. Dear grandfather of Ryan, Aidan, Hannah, Spencer, Gareth, Callum, Erik, Scott, Melissa, and Sean. Visitation on Sunday, January 29, 2006 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West (one block east of Kerr St.), Oakville. Funeral Service in the Oakview Chapel on Monday 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society Halton/Peel/Hamilton Region, 20 Nelson St. West, Suite 103, Brampton, Ontario L6X 2M5.

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TORRES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-10 published
ROOT, Lynda Ellen (née SCRATCH)
Peacefully, at her home with her family at her side on Saturday, October 7, 2006. Lynda ROOT (née SCRATCH) of Owen Sound and formerly of Sauble Beach in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Darrell. Dear mother of Tammy and her husband Chris BYERS of Wiarton and Tiffany and her husband Rob SHEWFELT of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by five grandchildren Lindsay, Tiffany, Isaac, Spencer and Austin. Also survived by her sister Brenda and her husband Jerry HEWSON of Guelph, two great-aunts Dawna and her husband Hank REEVES of Windsor and Lilian KIESLEWSKI of New Baltimore, Michigan, two brothers-in-law John ROOT and his wife Angie of Belle River and Ron ROOT and his wife Sandy of Saint Marys and two sisters-in-law Doreen COCKERHAM of Harrow and Barbara and her husband Art VAZQUEZ of Sterling Heights, Michigan. Predeceased by her parents Jack (2005) and Millie (1986) SCRATCH, a nephew Peter PATTERSON (1990) and a niece Anita VAZQUEZ- TORRES (2006.) Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home, Owen Sound 519-376-3710 for visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Palliative Care Hospice Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.tannahill.com

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TORRES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-14 published
CARO- VALDES, Jorge
(employee of Beta Brands McCormick for 29 years)
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at London Health Sciences Centre -- Westminster Campus in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Arisdenis CARO (née TORRES- ALVAREZ). Loving father of Edgard, George, Arianis. Dear brother of Nelson, Judy and Juana CARO- VALDES and the late Mario CARO- VELDES. Loving nephew of Ester VALDES- CARO and Maria VALDES- CARO. The family will receive Friends and relatives at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, for a funeral service on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 7 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service. Cremation to follow. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home 452-3770

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TORRES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-25 published
ROLIN, Lilly Kertes " Leah Bat Kive"
'A Woman Ahead Of Her Time' Lebenskùnstler - Artist Of Life (1927-2006)
At home in Toronto, on Thursday, November 23, 2006, at 8: 12 a.m., surrounded by her children, Lilly Kertes ROLIN passed away peacefully at the age of 79. A courageous holocaust survivor who immigrated with her parents to Canada in 1952. Daughter of Leslie KERTES and Gabriella KOHN from Kishunhalash, Hungary. Beloved wife of 50 years to Adolph Otto ROLIN. Devoted mother of Sonya ROLIN and her husband James Maitland DONALD, and Pierre Norman ROLIN and his wife Montserrat Riquelme TORRES. Dedicated grandmother to Jonathan Sebastian Reiss DONALD, Audrey Tatiana Kohn Donald, Charles Nicholas Kertes Donald, Pablo Reiss ROLIN Riquelme and Lukas Caesar Rolin RIQUELME. Lilly, a corporate executive of 25 years, fluent in five languages, was a cosmopolitanist, a lover of art music opera, and a serial fashionista, as well as a globetrotting lover of fine foods. And last, but not least, a compassionate philanthropist. God Bless Her Soul Isten Veled The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) for a service in the chapel on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 2: 30 p.m. Shiva at 19 Brian Cliff Drive following the service.

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TORRES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-12 published
MacORANO, Renato
Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket on Tuesday, January 10, 2006. Renato of Bradford in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the late Fernanda. Loving father of Maria and her husband Fernando MAXIMINO, Teresa and her husband Louis TORRES. Dear grandfather of Jeffrey MAXIMINO and Jason TORRES. Dear brother of Virginia and her husband Antonio DIOGO. He will be sadly missed by all relatives and Friends. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers in the Chapel on Friday at 8 p.m. Mass will be held at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, 167 Essa Street, Bradford on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Martyrs Cemetery, Bradford.

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TORRES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-29 published
SHORE, Helen
Peacefully at Cummer Lodge on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Helen, beloved wife of the late Reuben SHORE. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Marilyn NORRIS, and Neil and Edith SHORE. Dear sister of the late Nathan BAUMSTEIN. She'll be sadly missed by her grandchildren Steven, Sherry and Claude, Candice, Harry and Julia, Gayle and Mark, great-grandchildren Jessica, Benji, Sidney, Ayah, and Kaitlyn. Special thanks to Luz TORRES. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 12: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 416-967-5900.

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TORRESAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-24 published
SEBBEN, Angela (née CAMBRUZZI)
Born in Fonzaso, Italy. Passed away peacefully, on April 22, 2006, surrounded by her family, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Vittorino. Angela will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Maria TORRESAN (Oddo) and her son Victor SEBBEN (Nancy). Beloved Nonna of Sonya FERRARI (Danny), Paul TORRESAN (Daniela,) Tanya SEBBEN (Kevin.) Predeceased by her grand_son Marcel SEBBEN. Cherished great-grandmother of Nicole and Luca FERRARI. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the compassionate staff and volunteers at Villa Colombo Nursing Home 4th Floor (Fidani Wing), for their outstanding care and support. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Bernardo Funeral Homes, 2960 Dufferin St. (2 streets south of Lawrence), on Monday from 2-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church (Dufferin and Lawrence) at 9: 30 a.m. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery (Bayview and Langstaff). "Forever in our Hearts"

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TORRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-25 published
GIRDLER- JACKSON, Ruby Ellen (née McCLEAN)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Friday, November 24, 2006. In her 93rd year, Ruby Ellen GIRDLER- JACKSON (née McCLEAN,) the loving wife of Clifford JACKSON and the late James Thomas GIRDLER. Loving mother of Ruth and her hsuband Ross KING, Shirley and her husband Glenn KIRKLAND, Sandra and her husband Harry COX, and Pat and her husband Barry BELROSE. Mother-in-law of Shirley (Mrs. Gordon GIRDLER) and Margaret (Mrs. Larry GIRDLER). Loving grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Marg (Mrs. Walter McCLEAN.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James KING, by two sons Gordon and Larry, by three brothers Bert, Cecil and Walter McCLEAN and by six sisters Hazel (Mrs. George BEST,) Velma (Mrs. Ian TORRIE), Pearl (Mrs. Cliff JACKSON), Wilda (Mrs. Roger NEATH), Florence (Mrs. Doug BLOOMFIELD) and Doug (Mrs. Bob WARDROP). Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Knox United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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TORRIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-27 published
GIRDLER- JACKSON, Ruby Ellen (née McCLEAN)
Peacefully at John Joseph Place in Owen Sound on Friday, November 24, 2006. In her 93rd year, Ruby Ellen GIRDLER- JACKSON (née McCLEAN,) the loving wife of Clifford JACKSON and the late James Thomas GIRDLER. Loving mother of Ruth and her husband Ross KING, Shirley and her husband Glenn KIRKLAND, Sandra and her husband Harry COX, and Pat and her husband Barry BELROSE. Mother-in-law of Shirley (Mrs. Gordon GIRDLER) and Margaret (Mrs. Larry GIRDLER). Loving grandmother of nineteen grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Marg (Mrs. Walter McCLEAN.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her grand_son James KING, by two sons Gordon and Larry, by three brothers Bert, Cecil and Walter McCLEAN and by six sisters Hazel (Mrs. George BEST,) Velma (Mrs. Ian TORRIE), Pearl (Mrs. Cliff JACKSON), Wilda (Mrs. Roger NEATH), Florence (Mrs. Doug BLOOMFIELD) and Donelda (Mrs. Bob WARDROP.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rev. Ralph SCHMIDT officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Knox United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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TORRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-06 published
PETERSEN, Alexander Ross " Alex"
At Whistler, British Columbia on Monday, January 2, 2006 in his 25th year. Beloved son of Paul and Doris PETERSEN. Loving brother of Bjorn and his wife Patrycja LEGUT. Dear grand_son of Ruby TORRIE of New Hamburg. Dear nephew of Susan (Bob) HALLIDAY, Eric (Darlene) PETERSEN all of Sarnia, Anne (Bruce) HAMMER of New Hamburg, Doug TORRIE of Seattle, Washington, and the late Jack TORRIE. Also remembered by Don ROBSON (the late Sue ROBSON) and by many cousins and Friends. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 10 at 1: 00 p.m. in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 280 St. James Street at Wellington, by The Reverend Canon Donald R. FORD and The Reverend Rob LUXTON. Memorial contributions to Huron Church Camp, 190 Queens Avenue, London, Ontario N6A 6H7 or the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged.

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TORRIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-03 published
Bandido charged in slaying
By Rob LAMBERTI, Sun Media, Sun., December 3, 2006
Vaughan -- The fatal shooting of an influential Hells Angel and the wounding of two others in a Bandidos-run strip club raises the spectre the three were challenging the rival biker gang, raising fears of a "nasty" escalation of violence.
"It certainly has the potential for something nasty for the next couple of months," a police source said. "You don't take out a (Hells Angels) sergeant-at-arms and not expect some retaliation of some sort. He was highly respected."
Reputed gun dealer David (White Dread) BUCHANAN, who turned 33 Wednesday, was shot early yesterday just inside the front doors of the Club Pro Adult Entertainment strip bar in Vaughan. Medics pronounced him dead there.
The Hells Angels' website claims BUCHANAN was celebrating his birthday at the strip bar.
A police source said BUCHANAN, sergeant-at-arms of the Angels' chapter based in south Etobicoke, was reputedly a supplier of firearms to Rexdale street gangs.
Fellow full-patch West Toronto member Dana CARNEGIE, 33, suffered minor injuries. West Toronto prospect Carlos VIRRILLI, 28, of Maple, is in serious condition at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after the early-morning shooting.
Francesco (Cisco) LENTI, 59, leader of the Bandidos in Toronto and Club Pro's manager, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and weapons offences, York Regional police said. He was to appear in Newmarket court today.
A source said the shootings were captured on surveillance cameras.
Homicide Det.-Sgt. Kevin TORRIE said what sparked the deadly violence remains unclear, but investigators are concerned that the Hells Angels intentionally showed up at the club to provoke or challenge their rivals.
In Project Tandem, which ended in September with the arrest of more than a dozen Hells Angels and one Vagabond, police had discovered a plan to murder a man recruiting new members for the Bandidos. "We're looking into any connection with that, obviously," TORRIE said.
BUCHANAN, a native of Jamaica and father of three boys, was recruited into the Hells Angels earlier this decade after being a member of the Mount Olive Crew, a street gang based in north Etobicoke.
"He was certainly a source (of weapons) for the street gangs in the Rexdale area, his roots," the officer said. "He was certainly very well known in the Etobicoke area, that's for sure. He certainly had no problem flexing (muscle) when he was younger."
The Hells Angels' Toronto website says the group is reeling over the slaying.
Guy Ouellette, former head of biker intelligence for the Quebec provincial police, said LENTI "is one of the important guys in Ontario, to put the Bandidos on the map, to recruit and make sure they will give opposition to the Hells Angels.
"Depending if it's related to bikers, (there will be) retaliation for sure," Ouellette said. "It will be Bandidos hunting for now."
But he said if it was a personal argument, retaliation is unlikely.
"Why (do the) Hells Angels have something to do in a Bandidos' bar?" he wondered, speculating the Hells might have been pressing their rivals to close or move the bar.
LENTI has a long history with Toronto biker gangs.
He had been the president of the Loners, a gang he helped form.
When he defected to the Satans Choice group in the mid-1990s, his truck was rigged with a bomb. It exploded outside his home in August 1995, leaving him with a shattered pelvis and shrapnel wounds.
While a Loner, he was courted to join the Hells by Quebec Hells Angels' Nomad chapter. When that fell through, he was targeted for a hit.
LENTI is a well-known underworld figure, who has been living modestly despite being "well off," a police source said. The centre of his universe was the strip club, where he's listed as a manager, but police suspect he has a financial interest.

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TORUNSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
THERIAULT, Stella
After a courageous battle on Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 on her 85th birthday. Loving Mom of Jennifer TORUNSKI (Bert OSBOURNE,) Keith and Chris (Susan). Devoted Nanny to Cheryl (David), Rhonda, Tracy (Lisa), Amy, Christian, Tiffany and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Roy GEER. Stella will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and Friends. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday. A complete service will be held in the Ward Chapel on Saturday at 2: 30 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to stella.theriault@wardfh.com

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TORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-07 published
HEMMINGS, Jack
Peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 94. Survived by his daughter Barbara (Jack) BUTTERFIELD, son Bill (Betty,) step-daughter Liz (John) TORY and step-son Ted (Ruth) BACON. Jack will be dearly missed by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and many Friends. In keeping with Jack's wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Sunnybrook and Women's Foundation (2075 Bayview Avenue Room H363, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5) or the Canadian Cancer Society (1639 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6) would be appreciated.

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TORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-13 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Kenneth (1923-2006)
The gentle magnate
Billionaire Canadian visionary and arts patron is dead at 82
By Elizabeth CHURCH, Page A1
Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, the architect of a global media empire, a passionate art collector and animal lover and one of the world's wealthiest men, died yesterday at age 82.
The unassuming billionaire had a keen eye for a deal and he used it to transform his father Roy's far-flung business empire into Thomson Corp., a focused publisher of electronic information, worth about $30-billion. The THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family also kept a private interest in traditional media through their part ownership in Bell Globemedia, which includes the CTV network and The Globe and Mail.
Outside the business world, Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON made his mark as one of the country's greatest benefactors to the arts world. In 2002, he announced he would hand over his beloved collection of more than 2,000 works to the Art Gallery of Ontario, along with $70-million in cash to fund future operations and toward a massive $200-million renovation and expansion of the gallery by architect Frank Gehry.
Those close to him said yesterday one of the tragedies of his death is that he will not be there to see the opening of the new galleries that he influenced so profoundly through his gift.
"Our dream was to cut the ribbon together and it's not going to happen," Art Gallery of Ontario director Matthew TEITELBAUM said yesterday.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON collapsed at his downtown Toronto office yesterday morning from a fatal heart attack, after arriving early, as was his habit. His death occurred just one day before he and his wife, Marilyn, were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. It also followed a weekend that Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON spent with his three children -- sons David and Peter and daughter, Taylor.
"We will miss his support and companionship terribly, said David THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, who in 2002 succeeded his father as the chairman of Thomson Corp.
"All of my grandfather's family are deeply grateful to my father for his wise stewardship of our family interests for more than 30 years. More importantly he was a gentle and kind man who impressed everyone with whom he came in contact. He was much loved."
Others remembered a gentle man who always knocked before entering an office and chatted with those who delivered his Globe and Mail in the pre-dawn hours.
He paid special visits to abused pets in the pound. He never assumed his enormous wealth entitled him to wield inordinate power, they said.
"He never felt the need to express himself above the crowd," said Geoffrey BEATTIE, president of Woodbridge Co. Ltd., the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family's private company. "I've never met a person ever who could make you feel so good about yourself."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his family for their significant cultural gifts as well as their commitment to "quality journalism and the rights of an informed public."
"Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was one of Canada's most successful businessmen and combined his financial acumen with his commitment to serve both his country and his community," he said.
Said Ted Rogers, chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc.: "Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was a friend, one of the greatest business men in the world, an art collector of unimaginable proportions. He was a visionary and had the leadership skills to implement substantial change of direction for Thomson Corp."
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was born in 1923 in Toronto and lived most of his childhood in Timmins, in Northern Ontario.
He leaves behind a company much different from the one he took over 30 years ago on the death of his father, newspaper magnate Roy, the First Lord Thomson of Fleet. In the mid-1970s the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON organization was a conglomerate, with a hodge-podge collection of newspapers, North Sea oil and travel agencies.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON concentrated the company's holdings in North America and after venturing into retail briefly with an investment in Hudson Bay Co., sharpened its focus to electronic publishing. Thomson Corp. is now a tightly focused electronic information group of global reach, with most of its sales coming from subscription-based electronic products and services in the legal, financial, educational, health-care and science fields.
Through it all, Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON gained a reputation as an astute deal maker who bought at the bottom and had the wits to get out at the top. His most recent deal was the reacquisition late last year by the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family of effective control of Bell Globemedia, including The Globe and Mail, and a new partnership with rival Torstar Corp.
John A. TORY, the lawyer and close family adviser for 50 years, said yesterday that Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON was always aware that he was the guardian of the fortune built by his father from a small radio station in Timmins to ownership of papers such as The Times of London. "He was always conscious of the legacy that he had inherited and he felt very deeply that with it came an obligation to build upon the foundation established by his father."
Ivan Fecan, president and chief executive officer of Bell Globemedia and head of CTV, said the way Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON led his life is a lesson for us all. "In business, in philanthropy, in life, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON led by example," he said. "He was a humble man who loved dogs, a media and business visionary, an art collector with incredible taste and a warm, loving family man."
BCE president and chief executive officer Michael Sabia singled out Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's remarkable achievements. "In any country, in any field of endeavour, some people stand above the rest. For many years, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON stood as a giant in the business he loved so much and led so well."
Former prime minister Paul Martin remembered Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's humble attitude. "Our fathers were good Friends and I consider myself truly fortunate to have known Ken," he said. "For a man who managed an international media empire, laid claim to a noble title and was one of the most successful businessmen in the world, Ken was astonishingly modest. He never sought the spotlight -- instead, everything Ken did, he did because he loved it.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON inherited his father's title, First Lord THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Fleet, but chose not to sit in the House of Lords.
Indeed, many stories of Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON's self-effacing attitude and his passion for art and animals emerged yesterday on the news of his death.
"When Ken looked at a work of art, or shared his views about what a work of art meant to him, his eyes sparkled," the Art Gallery of Ontario's Mr. TEITELBAUM remembered. "He caught you in his eye and talked from his heart."
Lynda Elmy, communications director with the Toronto Humane Society, said he was concerned about the welfare of animals. "He took a great interest in animals, especially dogs, and especially abandoned and abused dogs."
With his death, the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family must now build on his legacy. Roger MARTIN, a member of the Thomson board of directors and dean of University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, said it is difficult to "take something great" and move it to the next level of growth. "Roy was a great man who built this medium thing, and Ken was a great man who built this big thing. I think David's got this opportunity to build something even more magnificent."
In any country, in any field of endeavour, some people stand above the rest. For many years, Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON stood as a giant in the business he loved so much and led so well.' Michael Sabia, BCE president and chief executive officer

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TORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
TORY, David Thomas
Peacefully after a long and courageous battle against brain cancer, in Toronto on Thursday, October 26, 2006. Loving husband of Nicola and devoted father of Madeleine, James, Matthew and Charlotte. Dear son of James and the late Marilyn, brother of Martha, James (Cindy), Suzanne, and Richard (Tracy) and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at his home at 233 Douglas Drive, Toronto on Wednesday, November 1st from 5: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James' Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto on Thursday, November 2nd at 11: 00 a.m. A private family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Camp Oochigeas (www.ooch.org), a camp for children with cancer, or the National Ballet of Canada (www.national.ballet.ca) would be much appreciated.

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TORY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-13 published
HENRY, Vaile Carleen (née TORY)
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, our beloved Vaile HENRY passed away in the early morning hours of January 12, 2006, in her home surrounded by her family. Vaile was born on September 18th, 1941 in Hardisty, Alberta and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vaile's indomitable spirit and legendary enthusiasm for life were expressed in her many pastimes and passions. Vaile was an avid dancer and dedicated advocate and organizer in the Square Dancing community. Vaile loved the arts and contributed in her role as Past-President of the Guelph Arts Council and in her numerous jobs designing and sewing costumes for theatre in Manitoba, Ontario and throughout Canada. Vaile had a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Manitoba, and enjoyed the challenges of teaching primary school at different times in her life. She was a devoted member of her church and worked tirelessly in support of her faith community. Vaile loved to hike and was very proud of her journey from end to end of the Bruce Trail accompanied by some of her closest Friends. Vaile was a caring and compassionate Mother and a devoted Grandmother. Vaile was predeceased by her son Christopher, her parents Viola and Carl TORY and her step-mother Jess CAMERON. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years Bryan. She leaves him in the care of her daughter Jennifer and her partner Susie, her son Darrell, and her granddaughter Isabella. Her family is particularly thankful for the amazing support of her Friends and relatives, as well as the dedicated work of our health care community. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 171 Kortright Rd. W. (corner of Kortright and Edinburgh), Guelph, Sunday, January 15th at 3: 00 p.m. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Wall-Custance 519-822-0051; www.wallcustance.com

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