ALLAIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-28 published
WEDDELL, Ramsay
Passed away peacefully on Saturday November 24, 2007 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Edna for 63 years. Loving father of son Vaughan and daughter Lynne (Derek SCOTT.) Dear grandfather of Buck WEDDELL (Anna,) Lorrie WEDDELL (Mark ALLAIN), Emily (Casey WEBSTER), Thomas SCOTT, step-granddaughter Michele (Graham WALLER) and great-grandfather of Nicole, Julia, Gillian, Adelaide and step-great-granddaughter Ashley. Also survived by his sisters Beatrice BOAG and Ruth SKINNER. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday November 27, 2007. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday November 28, 2007 at 1 o’clock. Cremation with interment Queensville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ramsay’s memory may be made to Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Box 385, Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 or a charity of your choice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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ALLAIRE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
MOSHER, Gerald Alfred " Jerry"
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007. Gerald Alfred "Jerry" MOSHER of New Glasgow in his 61st year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Mary (PRITCHARD) and his daughter Laurie MOSHER of London and sons Chris and his wife Reneé of West Lorne and Jeremy and his wife Tara of New Glasgow. Dear grandfather of Nikko, Logan, Nolan, Tyler and Joshua. Jerry is survived by his brother Frank and his wife Maggie of London and his sisters Eileen WALDEN and her husband Austin of Stoney Creek and Cathy ALLAIRE and her husband Jean-Pierre of Windsor, Quebec. Also survived by several nieces and 1 nephew. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Friday, January 12th, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Rev. A. BERWICK officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Four Counties Hospital Foundation or the Brain Tumour Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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ALLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
CAHOON, Howard Francis
Suddenly, at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre, on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007. Howard Francis CAHOON, of R.R.#1 Annan, in his 89th year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Marjorie CAHOON (née HOOD.) Beloved father of Leonard CAHOON, of Annan, Leone (Bob) ALLAN, Brenda (Russel SEWELL,) both of Meaford, Allan (Linda) CAHOON of Thornbury, Roy CAHOON of Annan and Lorne (Cheryl) CAHOON of Collingwood. Grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Justina THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Owen Sound. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Mary CAHOON (HUGHES,) his brother Joe CAHOON, his sisters Mary HOOD, and Marguerite HOBDAY, and his grand_son, Greg ALLAN. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Sunday from 2: 00 - 4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass for Howard CAHOON will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church, 554-15th St East, Owen Sound, on Monday September 17th, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Irish Block. A Vigil service will be held in the Funeral Home chapel on Sunday evening at 8: 30 p.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice, as your expression of sympathy.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-10 published
HODGSON, Flossie (FLOOD)
Passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Chesley on Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 in her 89th year. The former Flossie FLOOD was the beloved wife of the late Harry Trueman HODGSON. She was the loving mother of Kay and her husband Keith HATTEN. Dear sister of Audrey ALLAN and Beatrice FEDDERSON, sister-in-law of Ritta and Mona HODGSON. Grandmother of Steve and Kim HATTEN, Marilyn GATEMAN, Janice and Kelly HARRISON, Kevin and Cathy HATTEN, and Brad and Nicole HATTEN. Also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by brothers: Ivan, Murray and Whitney and a sister: Thelma SHULTZ. Friends were received by the family at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Thursday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service was conducted on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. The officiating minister was Melinda CORNFIELD. Interment took place in the Chesley cemetery. If so desired, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
VAN WYCK, Frederick James
With his family at his side, at Meaford Long Term Care on Monday, December 17, 2007. Fred VAN WYCK of Woodford in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Louise (née SYLVEST.) Dear father of Joe-Ann and her husband Rick EARNEST of Cambridge, James and his wife Vicki of Bognor and Danny, Ann and Steve HILL and Jane and her husband Dale ROBERTSON all of Meaford. Sadly missed by eight grandchildren Shawn, Shane, Chris, Jeremy, Jessie, Jason, Paige and Stephanie. Also survived by three brothers Frank, Syd and his wife Lisa and Robert and his wife Marg and a sister Gladys (Honey) and her husband Don ALLAN all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by a son George, a grand_son Josh, two brothers George and Jack and a sister Laura HOOEY. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Spring interment, McLeans Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
LAVIER, Presley Donald
79, of MITCHELL passed away at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, London on Friday, December 29, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Myrtle (HALLIDAY) LAVIER (2004.) Dear brother of Winona GALLOP of Toronto; dear father of Anita (Lawrence) KEHOE of Calgary, Donna (Bob HORNE) LAVIER of Saint Thomas, Alan (Lori) LAVIER of Mitchell, Gary (Roni) LAVIER of Exeter and Brett (Roseanne) LAVIER of Tillsonburg; loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; dear brother-in-law of Don BISSONNETTE of Rochester, New York. Predeceased by his parents Elgin and Mary (ALLAN) LAVIER, one sister, four brothers, grand_son John Joseph WLUDYKA and sister-in-law Lorna BISSONNETTE. A family funeral service will be held at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Thursday with Rev. Peter KELLER officiating. Interment in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
NAIRN, Mary " May"
Peacefully at the Headwaters Health Care Centre in Shelburne, Ontario on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Jack NAIRN. Cherished mother of David (Leisa WAY) and Arlene (David MacPHERSON.) Treasured 'May-May' to granddaughters Madeline and Michelle MacPHERSON. Predeceased by her sister Anna ALLAN. May's love of life and laughter will always be remembered. In 1949 she left her home in Scotland and followed her husband Jack to Canada. They spent 10 years in Vancouver, where David and Arlene were born, then eventually made their home in Thornhill, Ontario. After Jack retired from his position as vice president of Westinghouse Canada, May and Jack enjoyed traveling together all over the world. May was a valued member of the Inner Wheel and Rotary Club of Toronto for more than 40 years. She loved to sing and especially to dance, and her children and grandchildren loved to hear her recite poetry and sing songs from her childhood, in the beautiful Scottish brogue that she never lost after all her years in Canada. Her family would like to thank Margaret and Gretchen and all the wonderful caregivers at Compassionate Care; Friends and caregivers at The Donway Place in Toronto, at Avalon Retirement Home in Orangeville and the caring nurses at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Shelburne. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario, Dufferin Chapter (www.alzheimerdufferin.org) or Osteoporosis Canada (www.osteoporosis.ca) would be appreciated. A memorial service to celebrate May's life will be held in late August in Orangeville, Ontario. Condolences for the family may be offered through Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, Orangeville (519-941-2630) at www.eganfuneralhome.com. May will be missed always and never forgotten.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
SHAPIRO, Norman
On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Norman SHAPIRO, beloved husband of Beryl SHAPIRO. Loving father and father-in-law of Debbi and Lawrie SILVERBERG, Beverly and Norman HENNICK, and Leslie SHAPIRO and Nick ALLAN. Devoted grandfather of Andrew and Paulette, and Jennifer and Adam, and great-grandfather of Jacob and Emily. A beloved uncle, devoted family man and respected by all. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, July 19th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 1 Benvenuto Place, Suite 303.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
ALLAN, Robert W. " Bob," B.Sc.Phm. (5T6)
Passed peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2007, in his 77th year. Beloved husband and companion on life's journey, of Sheila Marie (née HANDLEY) since June 1, 1957. Dearest father of Barbara (Russ) GOLDING, Dan (Dorothy,) Judith (Manny) KYRINIS, Paul (Laurielle.) Grampa to Cameron and Bradley GOLDING, Zachary, James and Grace ALLAN, Jack, Henry and Beatrice ALLAN, Papa to Michael, Andrew and Emma KYRINIS. Predeceased by son James MERRITT (1977,) parents Robert and Elizabeth, and siblings Alec, Hilda (Howard) CUNNINGHAM, Betty (Jack) GARLAND, Sheila (Jack) Fair (Stan) SKAFTE. Bob was born and educated in St. Catharines, and attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1956. Upon graduation, Bob returned to St. Catharines and was employed in local pharmacies until 1970 when he purchased the former Stewart's Pharmacy in West St. Catharines. In 1987, he presided in the founding of Premiere Pharmacies Inc. which operated four pharmacies in St. Catharines until 1991. Bob was a former president of the Gyro Club of St. Catharines, the St. Catharines Club and the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club also served on the Board of the former Hotel Dieu Hospital. Bob served on the Niagara District Health Council from 1997 to 2000 and was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Automobile Association Niagara, acting as chair from 1987 to 1989. Bob was also on the Board of Directors of the Atlantis Golf Club in Florida where he and Sheila enjoyed many Friendships, the great winter weather, and of course, the golf. A founding member of St. Julia's Parish, Bob served as an usher for many years. We wish to express our thanks to Doctor Preston ZULIANI and staff and the many caregivers from the Community Care Access Centre and Red Cross for their kindness and support these last few months. The family will receive visitors at George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday between the hours 7-9 and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home on Monday. Mass for a Christian burial will be held at St. Julia's Church on Tuesday July 31, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Rite of committal will be held in the family plot in Victoria Lawn Cemetery immediately following the church service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice Niagara or the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital. On-Line Guest Book www.dartefuneralhome.com

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Eleanor Chambers (née NORTON)
Actress, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and lifetime inspiration, Eleanor BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART died on September 20, 2007 in her 102nd year. Born in London, Ontario on September 8, 1906, she was the only child of Andrew Christie NORTON and Eleanor May McLAUGHLIN. Fond memories of her remarkable and graceful life will be carried by daughters Jane BEECROFT of Bancroft, Norma BEECROFT (late Doctor Ronald TURNER) of Bowmanville, son Stuart BEECROFT (Barbara) of Toronto, Carolyn ALLAN (Doug) of Whitby, and Dierdre, widow of her late son Eric (who died 2004 in England) as well as grandchildren Julian BEECROFT (Ulla,) Matthew BEECROFT (Kate DAVIS,) Deborah KERNOHAN (Dale) and John ALLAN (Jennifer,) Amy BEECROFT and Trevor BEECROFT. Eleanor was proud great-grandmother to Taylor, Jordan, Amanda, Nicole, Michael, Greta, Sam and Lydia.
Eleanor will be sorely missed by her many Friends and extended theatrical family. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude for the affection and great medical and nursing care accorded her at Kensington Gardens nursing home.
Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. There will be a reception at Toronto Performing Arts Lodge, 110 The Esplanade following interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Performing Arts Lodges of Canada, 110 The Esplanade, Toronto, OntarioN M5E 1X9 would be most appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Eleanor Chambers (née NORTON)
Actress, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and lifetime inspiration, Eleanor BEECROFT- STEWARD/STEWART/STUART died on September 20, 2007 in her 102nd year. Born in London, Ontario on September 8, 1906, she was the only child of Andrew Christie NORTON and Eleanor May McLAUGHLIN. Fond memories of her remarkable and graceful life will be carried by daughters Jane BEECROFT of Bancroft, Norma BEECROFT (late Doctor Ronald TURNER) of Bowmanville, son Stuart BEECROFT (Barbara) of Toronto, Carolyn ALLAN (Doug) of Whitby, and Dierdre, widow of her late son Eric (who died 2004 in England) as well as grandchildren Julian BEECROFT (Ulla,) Matthew BEECROFT (Kate DAVIS,) Deborah KERNOHAN (Dale) and John ALLAN (Jennifer,) Amy BEECROFT and Trevor BEECROFT. Eleanor was proud great-grandmother to Taylor, Jordan, Amanda, Nicole, Michael, Greta, Sam and Lydia.
Eleanor will be sorely missed by her many Friends and extended theatrical family. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude for the affection and great medical and nursing care accorded her at Kensington Gardens nursing home.
Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. There will be a reception at Toronto Performing Arts Lodge, 110 The Esplanade following interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Performing Arts Lodges of Canada, 110 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X9 would be most appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
ALLAN, Jack A.
Passed away after a long illness on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Chelsey Park in Mississauga at the age of 79. Jack will be sadly missed by his wife Jean of Oakville and his son Douglas (Cynthia) and grand_son Cameron of Burlington. Private Funeral arrangements have been made.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
ALLAN, Dorothy (formerly DOYLE, née HOYLAND)
Born in Sheffield, England, Dorothy died peacefully in her sleep on December 16, 2007 at Meighen Manor in Toronto. She was 87. A loving wife, she was predeceased by her first husband Ronald Edward DOYLE (father of her five children) and her second husband Donald Sutherland ALLAN. Beloved mother of Patti (Steve HASKELL) of Waterloo, Dorothy (John McGINN) of Stittsville, Kathy (John BLACK) of Cookstown, Michael DOYLE (Gaston COMEAU) of Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia and Pam DOYLE (Glen EASTON) of Toronto. Cherished Nanny of eight: Matthew (Brook) and Lindsay McGINN; Kate EMMERSON Kira, Alec and Michael BLACK; Megan and Drew EASTON. She is survived by her sister Joan VICKERS, a life long friend and support.
Widowed at an early age, Dorothy was a tremendous role model and inspiration to her young family. Throughout her life, as a mother and educator, she set an example of service. She was a teacher at Central Peel Secondary School in Brampton, Mimico High School, Silverthorn Collegiate and Humber College in Toronto. Dorothy and Don enjoyed sailing and lawn bowling at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. They were also members of The Graduates Club and avid bridge players. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Davis Wing staff at the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor for the wonderful care provided for our mother. A celebration of Dorothy's life, followed by a reception, will take place Thursday, December 20th at 11: 00 a.m. at Turner and Porter Funeral Home, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, Ontario M9A 1B6 (416) 231-2283. For those who wish donations may be made in her name to your local Alzheimer Society.

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ALLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
WOODS, Thomas Peter (1929-2007)
Peter passed away peacefully on the morning of Christmas Eve, at 921 Millwood Retirement Home, Toronto, after a determined struggle with cancer and complications from a stroke he suffered twelve years ago. Born in Liverpool, England of Irish parents Owen WOODS and Annie WOODS (née LAWLESS,) he moved to Ireland at the age of 12 to Louth Village, County Louth, Ireland. Predeceased by his wife Brenda ALLAN. Survived by his sisters Brigid McKEOWN (husband Kevin,) Phyllis NEARY (husband Don, deceased;) brother Owen (deceased) and his wife Kitty; nieces and nephews Kevin (deceased), Marie, Patricia and Ann; Pauline, Susan, Don and Christopher; Eugene, Eamon, Donal, Ciaran, Paul and Fiona. He will be missed by his Friends, Tom Daly, Jeffrey Garbert, Al Gardner and Michael Cahill. Peter was an accomplished athlete as a young man in Ireland, where he played Gaelic football for County Louth. He was also an avid reader of literature and poetry, and dedicated many years of his retirement to exploring mathematical problems. Special thanks to the dedicated doctors, nurses and staff at 921 Millwood, where Peter spent the last six years of his life. Your kindness and dedication was much appreciated by Peter and those who cared for him. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 27th. Funeral Mass to be held in St. Anselm Church, Millwood Road at Macnaughton Road, on Friday, December 28th at 12 noon. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto M4S 3B1. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ALLARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
COATES, Gerald A. " Jerry"
Of Saint Thomas, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, January 11, 2007, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of 55 years to Edie (LAVALLEE) COATES. Dearly loved father of Sandy GRAHAM and her husband Jerry of Comox, British Columbia, Sue COATES and her husband Ken WARNER of Huntsville, and Larry COATES and his wife Lynn of Union. Cherished Granddad of Pete, Jenni, Allison, Shannon, Alex, and Michael. Dear brother of Norman COATES and loved uncle of Allan COATES. Dear brother-in-law of Val and Freem CLOWERY, Paul ALLARD, and Bill and Bev BARNETT. Born in Ascot Corner, Québec, February 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Arthur and Muriel (LIPSEY) COATES. Jerry was a (retired) 42 year employee of Bell Canada. He was a longtime member of the Saint Thomas Curling Club, an avid outdoorsman, golfer and rose gardener. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. A public memorial service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday, January 16th at 11: 00 a.m. Friends and relatives will be received by the family on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10: 00 a.m. until the time of service. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be appreciated.

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ALLARD o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-06-01 published
ALLARD, James Louis " Lou"
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Louis (Lou) ALLARD on May 22nd, 2007 at the age of 62. Adoring and loving husband for over 36 years of Mary ALLARD (McLEOD.) Proud and devoted father to Margaret and husband Chris JOHNSON, Marc and wife Mary Beth WHITE/WHYTE, and son Michael. Loving grampa to Mackenzie and Madelyn JOHNSON. Beloved son of the late James and Catherine ALLARD of North Bay. He is survived by sisters Victorine DOUCETTE (Henry) of North Bay and Catherine ROBB (Brad) of Etobicoke, and their families. "Uncle Lou" will be missed dearly by Mary's twin sister Martha, her husband David HEATH, their children and by her brother Rev. D.J. McLEOD.
Lou loved spending time with his family and Friends at the summer cottage he and Mary built. His other passion in life was teaching and his dedication and commitment to education will not be forgotten. He made the most of his retirement, traveling with his wife and Friends, working on his gardens, developing his golf and curling games, and taking long walks with his beloved dogs. Lou's competitive fire was most evident during nightly cribbage games at the cottage. Quiet yet confident, Lou will be forever remembered for his patience, spirit and kindness. We will miss his guidance, sense of humour, and loving nature.
Visitation will take place on June 7th at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood between 6 and 9 p.m. Funeral service will be June 8th at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Collingwood at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Collingwood Collegiate Institute to establish an award in Lou's memory or the Collingwood Humane Society. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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ALLARD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-29 published
DESROCHES, Pierre (1931-2007)
In Longueuil, on May 24, 2007, of cancer, died Pierre DESROCHES, formerly Executive vice president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, executive director of Telefilm Canada, Officier des arts et des lettres de la France, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Faculty of Arts of Ottawa University, surrounded by his family. Dearly beloved Denise MacBETH, loving father of Daniel (Helene ALLARD) and Anne-Marie (Normand HASTY,) loved grandfather of Marie-Eve, Elise, Claude, Thomas and Mathilde, survived by his brother Marc and his sisters, Denyse, Monique and Micheline. The family will receive their Friends at the Groupe Yves Légaré, 2750 Marie-Victorin E., in Longueuil, (514) 595-1500 on Thursday, May 31st from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedrale St-Antoine de Padoue, corner of St-Charles St. and Chambly, in Longueuil. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Ste-Justine Hospital Foundation (neonatalogy), to La Fondation du Père Lindsay or to The foundation of Les Jeunesses musicales du Canada.

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ALLARDYCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
ALLARDYCE, David B. (April 5, 1923-January 3, 2007)
Following a lengthy illness, David passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint Hospital. He is predeceased by his sister Mary (SOARE.) David is lovingly remembered by his brother-in-law Jack SOARE of Kelowna, British Columbia; his nieces Elizabeth CAWKER of Kelowna and Kathy PARNANEN of Gold River, British Columbia and Friends who have known him over the many years of his life. Cremation has taken place. At David's request there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of David's Life will take place at a date to be later announced.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-22 published
BRAIDEN, Sadie " Belle" (née ALLEN)
Peacefully at Shelburne Headwaters Health Care Centre on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 in her 87th year. Loving wife of the late Walter. Cherished mother of Garnet and his wife Leone, Allen and his wife Betty, Eva LITTLE, Jim and his wife Fran, Babara SQUIRRELL. Devoted grandmother of Cathy, Kevin, Tracey, Heather, Pam, Arlene, Kent, Steven, Cathy, Donna, Carolynn, Laurie, Ken, Larry, Wayne, Wanda, Mark, Lynn, Shane. Great-grandmother of 36 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Audrey BRUCE and brother Doug ALLEN. Predeceased by her parents Almer and Janet ALLEN and brother, Harry. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne, on Wednesday, August 15 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, August 16, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, August 17, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment in the Shelburne Cemetery. Donations to the Shelburne Headwaters Health Care Centre or Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-29 published
ALLEN, Milbert
In loving memory of a dear father, Milbert, who passed away August if tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane,
We'd walk right up to heaven,
And bring you home again.
- Always remembered by daughter Brenda and son-in-law Dana
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-29 published
ALLEN, Lorna
In loving memory of a dear mother, Lorna, who passed away August You passed away without good-bye
But the memories of you will never die.
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Always in our hearts, daughter Brenda and son-in-law Dana.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-29 published
ALLEN, Milbert
In loving memory of our Dad and Grandpa, who passed away August Things we feel most deeply are the hardest things to say.
Dear Dad we truly loved you in a very special way.
if we could have one lifetime wish,
One dream that would come true,
We'd pray to God with all our hearts
For yesterday, and you.
- Always in our thoughts, Carolyn, Kevin, Cole, Brad and Tara.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-29 published
ALLEN, Lorna
In loving memory of our Mom and Grandma who passed away August This day is sadly remembered and quietly kept
No words are needed, we could never forget
In our hearts you will always stay,
Loved and remembered each and every day.
Life must go on, we know this is true,
But it is not the same since we lost you.
- Sadly missed by Carolyn, Kevin, Cole, Brad and Tara.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-29 published
ALLEN, Milbert
In loving memory of our Dad, who passed away August 12, 1994.
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
We were truly blessed to have you in our lives.
- Love Catherine, Peter and family.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-29 published
ALLEN, Lorna
In loving memory of our Mom, who passed away August 28, 2003.
Our journey continues
And while we miss your presence
We find comfort in the memories
And values you gave us,
So that in whatever we do,
You will always be with us.
Thinking of you every day Mom.
- Love Catherine, Peter and family.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-19 published
ALLEN, Bill
Another heart filled thank you goes out to Harold ACHESON and family for donating another year for the fastest mile of the day in memory of Bill ALLEN at the Dundalk Fall Fair. True Friends are never forgotten.
Thanks Again.
- Muriel, Karon, Brian and Families.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-31 published
TRUDGEON, Carole (ALLEN,)
Loving mother and wife, who passed away October 30, 1999.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
God knows how much we miss you
Never shall our memory fade,
Loving thoughts shall ever wander
To the spot where you are laid.
- Maurice and Patty.
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ALLEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-28 published
BARNARD, Marjorie Alma (née LESLIE)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, June 27th, 2007. Marjorie Alma BARNARD (née LESLIE,) of R.R.#2, Owen Sound, in her 95th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late W.W. (Wib) BARNARD. Loving mother of the late Leslie BARNARD and the late Marjorie (Cookie) SHANTZ- SEELEY. Dear mother-in-law of Georgina BARNARD and her partner, Lloyd BUMSTEAD. Marjorie will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Todd BARNARD (Shari,) Bruce BARNARD, David ALLEN, Eva DE GASPERIS and Paul SHANTZ Jr. her great-grandchildren, Ashley McNEIL, Ryan ALLEN and Kyle BARNARD her great-great-grand_son, Michael SMITH; her special nieces and nephews; her step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, James and Annie LESLIE: her brothers, Robert, Ed and Charles LESLIE; her sisters, Ella MORRISON and Eva HILTS. A Funeral Service for Marjorie BARNARD will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 -- 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519)-376-7492 on Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Autism Society or the Owen Sound Rotary Club as your expression of sympathy.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
PETERSON, Marjorie (née GOODMAN)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Marjorie PETERSON, of Riverside Retirement Residence, on December 31, 2006 at University Hospital. Marjorie, at the age of 89 years, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her loving husband George PETERSON and is survived by her loving children, Barbara HURT and her husband David, and Bonnie McCABE and her husband Kenneth, her grandchildren Steven (Josée,) Jeffrey, Ryan (Christine), Aaron and Meagan, her great-grandchildren Shannon, Cassidy, Rochelle, Gavyn, Alexandre, and her loving sister, Helen ALLEN. The family would like to extend thanks to the doctors and staff of the University Hospital Intensive Care Unit for the tender care given to Marjorie during her brief stay with them. Visitation has been arranged for Wednesday, January 3, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) and a funeral service will take place at 1: 00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at Needham Funeral Home. Memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
ALLEN, Lillian Gladys (née GROVES)
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank ALLEN (1980) and dearly loved mother of Kathy POWERS (Gary,) Thomas ALLEN (Carol,) David ALLEN (Barb) and Karen PETERS, all of Saint Thomas. Dear sister of Helen HARRIS (Don) of Toledo, Ohio and the late Harold GROVES. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Lillian was born in Saint Thomas on October 19, 1930, the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (SHELTON) GROVES. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-11-03 published
Convicted wife-killer BUXBAUM dies in jail
By Joe BELANGER, Sun Media, Sat., November 3, 2007
Helmuth BUXBAUM, a church-going, millionaire nursing home operator whose double life of sex and drugs imploded with the contract killing of his wife, has died.
Focus of one of Canada's most sensational murder trials in the mid-1980s, he died in prison at age 67.
An official at Warkworth Institution near Peterborough said BUXBAUM died Thursday after being transferred to Kingston Penitentiary Regional hospital because of unspecified health concerns.
Free Press reporter Chip MARTIN, who covered BUXBAUM's trial that ended with a life sentence for the murder of his wife, Hanna, said he was struck by BUXBAUM's double life. "On the one hand, he was a very good family man, a very good businessman and, on the surface, a very religious man and a leader in his faith community," said MARTIN.
"That he had a dark side to his personality -- that he could hang around a bunch of low-lifes and let them exploit him for money in exchange for drugs and sex -- was a real revelation," said MARTIN, author of Buxbaum: A Murderous Affair.
During the trial, BUXBAUM, who had built a Komoka-based nursing home empire from scratch, was described as a cocaine addict who preferred the company of young prostitutes and was desperate to do away with his wife, whom he found dull and unattractive.
MARTIN offered another description of Hanna.
"His wife was a wonderful woman and mother who stood up to him and paid the price with her life."
BUXBAUM reportedly sold the business before his conviction for $23 million.
The Crown's case centred on money, saying nearly $2 million had disappeared from BUXBAUM's bank account and that he had recently taken out a $1-million life insurance policy on his wife.
Hanna BUXBAUM, 48, was shot in the head by a gunman at the side of a highway in July 1984 while a nephew, Roy BUXBAUM, sat in the car.
They had stopped, supposedly to help people having car troubles.
It was later learned BUXBAUM planned the killing earlier in the day, but it was foiled when a police cruiser pulled up after the cars had stopped on Highway 402.
They left and drove to Pearson International Airport to pick up a nephew. The shooting was staged when they returned later that day.
BUXBAUM denied he hired a drug dealer as the hit man.
But at trial, drug dealer Rob BARRETT testified BUXBAUM offered $25,000 plus expenses and a house for someone to kill his wife.
BARRETT said he offered the contract to Pat ALLEN, another London-area drug dealer. ALLEN, sentenced to eight years, testified he agreed to perform the killing, but backed out and let Gary FOSHAY take over.
FOSHAY was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
In a later appeal, rejected by the Ontario Court of Appeal, the defence argued BUXBAUM was insane at the time of the killing because of a stroke suffered two years earlier.
The nephew, Roy, who later sued BUXBAUM, could not be reached for comment.
Despite being behind prison walls, BUXBAUM never quite faded from the limelight, his name regularly resurfacing in the media as recently as January 2005 in a documentary about his lawyer, Eddie GREENSPAN, and in June 2000, when a reporter wrote about BUXBAUM advocating for the rights of seniors in prison.
In that story, BUXBAUM said he still dreamt about reconciliation with his six children and his grandchildren, but knew it wouldn't be easy.
"After so many years, it's like I don't exist," he said. "I'm an inconvenience. They've built their own lives and their own careers. They don't need me."
In the article, BUXBAUM complained about life in prison, especially for seniors.
"There is no mercy in Canada," BUXBAUM said.
"We've lost our mercy, and these old people must die a lonely death in prison."

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ALLEN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-09-07 published
THORNEWELL, Gloria Maria (née RIEGER)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday September 1, 2007 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in her 83rd year. Gloria, beloved wife of the late Robert Ivor THORNEWELL. Loving mother of Lynn and her husband Lyle PROWSE, Maggie ALLEN and her partner Troy SAVOIE and the late Robert and his wife Pat THORNEWELL. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Melanie, Rob, Todd and Emma Kate. Dear sister of Peggy KOKOSKI. Predeceased also by her grand_son Benjamin, brothers Charles and Herbert, sister Irene and parents Herbert and Jessie RIEGER. At Mrs. THORNEWELL's request, cremation has taken place with an interment to be held at a later date. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so by making a donation to the Benjamin Thornewell Memorial Fund c/o Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 555 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X8 or simply visit Gloria's on-line memorial book at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-29 published
STONER, Elizabeth Mary "Ballen" (née ALLEN), B.A. "42" B.P.H.E. "43" "T" Holder.
University of Toronto
Ballen died peacefully on May 23, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of Gerald STONER for 56 years. Toronto born daughter of W.G. ALLEN and Rae (McGEE.) Mother of Patrick William (deceased) and Robyn Elizabeth. Gramma to Alita, Kaitlyn, Jamie and Nathan. Sister of W.H. Bill ALLEN (Polly) of Hillsburgh and aunt to Kathie, David, Michael, Bruce and great-aunt to 14 nieces and nephews. Proud member of the First B.P.H.E. Class in Canada (17), earned her senior "T" in Intercollegiate and Interfaculty Sports and went on to teach at High School of Commerce in Ottawa. She met Gerry (External Affairs) and had interesting Paris and Brussels postings. On returning, Ballen led an active life, tennis, skiing, bridge, volunteering in many charitable and philanthropic groups receiving recognition from both city and province. She will be missed by Friends who shared her volunteering and sports. She was a great lady who sought to help fellow humans and her beloved pets. There will be no visitation and private family burial. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 3 p.m. donations may be made to the Humane Society.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
ALLEN, Pauline Harrison (née LANE)
Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Beloved wife of William H. ALLEN. Much loved mother of Katherine WHITE/WHYTE (Alan); David (Patti-Ann); Michael (Renee) and Bruce (Erica) and adored grandmother of Sarah, Lauren and David WHITE/WHYTE; Will, Mac, Strat, Tom and Sam ALLEN; Cameron, Emily and Caroline ALLEN and Blake, Haley, Meghan and Rachael ALLEN.
At Polly's request, there will be no funeral service. There will a celebration of her life that will take place at Mistral Meadows (The Farm), 5682 Fourth Line, Erin on June 23rd between 2 and 5 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Guelph General Hospital Foundation or the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Foundation (Guelph).

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Kenneth George
Passed away after a heroic battle with cancer, on Saturday, June 9, 2007 in his 70th year. Kenneth leaves behind his wife Jan; children Malcolm, Cindy, Kelly; daughter-in-law Jennifer; grandchildren Tamara, Brenna, Megan, Kenneth and great-grand_son Matthew. Cherished son of Margaret and the late George. Dear brother of Sylvia and Robert. Always remembered by Selina and Terry ALLEN and their daughter Soleil. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and other family and Friends. Kenneth enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with Friends. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Kenneth's Life will be held at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Road (just east of St. Clair Ave. E.) 416-267-4656, on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. If so desired, donations to The Sunnybrook Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-21 published
MILLS- O'NEILL, Robin Suzanne (November 25, 1953-June 19, 2007)
It is with great sadness that the family announces that Robin passed away at Toronto Rehab's Queen Elizabeth Centre after a long hard-fought battle with multiple sclerosis. Robin was predeceased by her parents Sybil (ALLEN) and Raymond MILLS. Robin will be missed by beloved husband and life-long friend Patrick O'NEILL, sister Bonnie DAWSON, brothers Dale and Wayne MILLS, sister-in-laws Jean and Liliane, brother-in-law Glenn, 5 nieces and nephews, 3 great nephews and nieces, and many Friends. She was a graduate of Lakehead University, an avid sailor, and traveler. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Rehab's Queen Elizabeth Centre or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
WEYMAN, Ronald C.T. (1915-2007)
It is with great sadness that the family of Ron WEYMAN announces his passing on June 26, 2007. Ron left this world peacefully in his sleep at the place he loved best - the Weyman farmhouse outside of Flesherton, Ontario, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Erith, Kent, England in 1915, Ron came to Canada with his family at age 8. His artistic pursuits started early and he was acting, painting, writing and taking photographs, before joining the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1939, serving as Lieutenant Commander in the North Atlantic, D-Day and South East Asia theatres where his achievements were 'mentioned in dispatches' to the Admiralty. He was also recognized as a war artist, with his work hanging in the National War Museum. He joined the fledgling National Film Board of Canada in 1946 and took his award winning documentary filmmaking skills to television in 1954 when he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto to produce and direct television drama. Over a 26 year career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Ron was a broadcast pioneer responsible for thousands of hours of television and the establishment of hundreds of careers. His key contribution was taking television 'out of the studio and into the streets' in the 1960s with the groundbreaking series 'Wojeck'. His programs won critical acclaim, attracted millions of viewers, and created the template for Canadian drama that continues to this day. After retiring in 1980 he continued to direct, traveled, wrote three novels and a book of memoirs as well as several screenplays, learned to play classical guitar and returned to his first love - painting. In 2001 he was recognized for his contribution to Canadian culture, receiving the Governor General's Masterworks Award. Slowed only by age, he was finally felled by a stroke four years ago and has now found merciful release. Ron will be greatly missed by his loving wife Vanna with whom he shared 60 years of marriage and raised five creative children - Cindy (BISAILLON,) Jenny (WEYMAN- CHARTOFF,) John ('Tiki',) Peter ('Bay') and James. He enjoyed watching his family grow with the arrival of 11 grandchildren - Tosh, Kit, Raffa, Caley, Jesse, Teo, Luke, Riley, and Emma WEYMAN; Chloe BISAILLON and Miranda WEYMAN- CHARTOFF. Holidays and weekends often saw the gathering of the family tribe at 'The Farm' where Ronny presided at the head of the table with his toasts of 'yo, yo, yo!'. Ron also leaves his dear sister - broadcaster, writer and sculptor Rita Greer ALLEN, widow of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation veteran Robert ALLEN; sons and daughters in-law Robert CHARTOFF, Heather GILMAN, Anne LINDSAY, Anne McCLELLAND and Richard PARTINGTON; and nephews and nieces Astrid WEYMAN, Pief WEYMAN and Wendy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. His family is so grateful for the time they were able to share with Ronny, even in his twilight days, and for the enormous, loving legacy that he has left behind. Fare you well, old sailor. Thanks to all the caregivers who helped Ronny through his last years, especially those at the Queen Elizabeth Centre, and the South West/Grey Bruce Community Care Access Centre, Care Partners and Red Cross. Cremation has occurred and a gathering of Friends and family to honour his memory and celebrate his accomplishments will take place at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2007. Memorial Celebration at noon with reception to follow. No flowers please but donations are encouraged to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
Pioneer filmmaker turned hard-hitting social issues into popular television
He returned from naval duty in the Second World War to pioneer such shows as Wojeck, writes Sandra MARTIN, and to set standards for 'what an archetypal Canadian drama series ought to be'
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S11
Forty years ago, when John Vernon as Wojeck and Gordon Pinsent as Quentin Jurgens, M.P., were upholding Canadian attributes of social justice on the country's black-and-white television sets, Ron WEYMAN was in his golden age at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television drama. A visual artist and a navy veteran who had seen H.M.S. Hood go down and landed at Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, Mr. WEYMAN learned to make documentaries at the National Film Board and to shoot film on location by watching Italian directors Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini in action. That's the cultural baggage Mr. WEYMAN brought to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation-television in the mid-1950s. Within a decade, he had persuaded the corporation to shift from videotape to film and to send directors out of the studios and into the streets so that they could use real locations in home-grown stories that reflected contemporary social issues. And he had put Wojeck, a short-lived but stellar dramatic series, into the imaginations of viewers.
One early fan was Ivan Fecan, president and Chief Executive Officer of CTVglobemedia. Back in 1966, when Wojeck premiered, he was a 12-year-old boy. "In Wojeck, I saw performances and stories and images of Toronto in a way that I had never seen before and, frankly, rarely afterward. It made a huge impression on me," he said in a telephone interview this week. Of Mr. WEYMAN, he said, "I didn't know him well personally, but I was a huge fan of his work. He was the real deal, the real ground-breaker in Canadian drama, and I don't think he ever got enough credit for what he proved could be done."
A little more than 20 years later, when Mr. Fecan was program chief at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he hauled six Wojeck episodes out of the vaults and put them back on the air. Mr. Fecan still thinks that Mr. WEYMAN's work sets the standard for "what an archetypal Canadian drama series ought to be today."
Ronald Charles Tosh WEYMAN was the third son of four children of Margaret (POTTS) and Joshua WEYMAN, a machinist. He was born in England in the middle of the First World War. The family immigrated to St. Catharines, Ontario, in 1923 because Mr. WEYMAN's older brother Charles had settled there. Within a few years, the WEYMANs had moved to the Danforth area of Toronto, where Ron attended Danforth and East York Collegiates. When the Depression hit and Ron had to leave school to help out financially, he took on a variety of jobs, including working as a tea taster.
As soon as he had some money in his pockets, he bought a small boat and taught himself to sail. He was also very interested in painting and acting and, with his younger sister (broadcaster and sculptor Rita Greer ALLEN,) became part of a local theatrical group that swirled around Dora Mavor Moore. Through these connections, Ron met University of Toronto undergraduates Alison (Ashy) Alford and her older sister Giovanna (Vanna), the daughters of John Alford, who was the founding chair of the university's fine arts department.
After the Second World War broke out in 1939, Mr. WEYMAN enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. Despite his lack of formal education, he was in the first group of Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve recruits who were seconded to the Royal Navy for officer training. About the time that France was falling and Dunkirk was being evacuated, Sub-Lieutenant WEYMAN was qualifying as a specialist with anti-submarine detection equipment.
Among other ships, he was the only Canadian to serve on H.M.S. Achates as part of the escort-destroyer group attending on the battlecruiser Hood when she was sunk in 10 minutes by the German capital ship Bismarck with the loss of all but three hands during the Battle of the Denmark Strait on May 24, 1941.
After Achates hit a mine on the Murmansk run, with the loss of half its company, SLt. WEYMAN joined H.M.C.S. St. Croix on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic during some of the most treacherous U-boat engagements of the war. He and Ashy were married in October, 1941, while he was home on leave. About 16 months later, when he was overseas again, she died in her sleep -- probably of an epileptic seizure.
As the balance finally shifted in the war, he was promoted to first lieutenant on a landing ship, tank (LST) and responsible for getting what he called a "floating radar palace" on Omaha Beach in June, 1944. Subsequently, he received a promotion to lieutenant commander and a new assignment: command of an LST bound for Southeast Asia, where he was to lead Indian troops onto the beaches of Malaya and Burma. Before he could see action, the Americans dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Japanese surrendered. In describing his war service, he said he "was mined once, torpedoed once and got sunk a third time."
Life was not all battle stations. He had continued to paint on his various vessels and while on leave in London contributed some canvasses to an exhibition of Canadian War Art at The National Gallery in London. One of his paintings, U-Boat Attack, was purchased by The National Gallery in Ottawa. Another dozen works (five paintings and seven drawings) now belong to the Canadian War Museum.
After he was demobilized in Halifax, Mr. WEYMAN wanted to become a serious painter and headed to Ottawa to consult with a curator at The National Gallery. That same weekend, he encountered Sydney Newman of the fledgling National Film Board, who suggested he try film instead. By chance, Nick Reed had just come back from Greece with the film footage that would later be used in the film Out of the Ruins. He took Mr. WEYMAN on as an assistant, and when Mr. Reed returned to his home in South Carolina, he inherited the film. "I was hooked," he wrote later.
He was also becoming hooked on his sister-in-law, Vanna. Her husband, John TERRACE, a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force, had been shot down over Magdeburg, Germany, in 1944 and was missing in action for two years until his death was finally confirmed. She and Mr. WEYMAN became close because of their bereavements and their mutual interest in the visual arts. They married on June 28, 1947, and eventually had five children: Cindy, Jenny, John (Tiki), Peter (Bay) and James.
Mr. WEYMAN worked for the National Film Board from 1946 to 1953. He made more than 20 films, including After Prison, What?, which won the prize for best theatrical film at the Canadian Film Festival in 1951, and The Safety Supervisor, which earned a first award at the Venice Film Festival in 1952. After seven years, he quit to freelance in Italy, the ancestral home of many in his wife's family. While they were abroad, he wrote and filmed eight documentaries in Italy and the Middle East for the National Film Board and the United Nations, learning how to shoot film on location rather than in studio, a skill that he brought back to Canada and to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he began working in 1954 under Robert ALLEN, who was the head of television drama and the scriptwriter/accountant who had married Mr. WEYMAN's younger sister Rita.
His lasting contribution began in the 1962-63 season with his invention of The Serial, a program that presented Canadian novels on film and tape and employed Canadian actors, directors, writers and producers. It was on The Serial that Mr. WEYMAN produced dramatizations of Thomas Raddall's The Wings of the Night, Morley Callaghan's More Joy in Heaven and the pilots that would become Wojeck, Quentin Durgens, M.P. and Hatch's Mill, working with such directors as Paul Almond, David Gardner and later Daryl Duke.
Tell Them The Streets Are Dancing, based on the files of Doctor Morton Shulman, was written by Philip Hersch and starred John Vernon (obituary February 4, 2005), Bruno Gerussi and Patricia Collins. The plot pitted a crusading big-city coroner investigating the deaths of five Italian construction workers against their greedy bosses and corrupt government inspectors. Audiences loved it and Mr. WEYMAN quickly commissioned enough scripts from Mr. Hersch to run 10 episodes the next season, staring Mr. Vernon as Wojeck. As a model, Wojeck (which ran from 1966 to 1968) was the forerunner of NBC's Quincy, M.E., and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Da Vinci's Inquest.
The series, which used the WEYMANs' own home as the set for Wojeck's house, attracted 2,900,000 viewers with an overall audience enjoyment of 80 and climbed into the top 10 of most popular shows when sold to Britain. Another pilot, Mr. Member of Parliament, starring Gordon Pinsent as a naive and conscientious politician, and directed by Mr. Gardner, became the hit series Quentin Durgens, M.P.
Both programs brought hard-hitting contemporary social issues (abortion, suicide, abuse of power) into dramatic stories played out in locations that Canadians recognized as part of their own worlds. But none of it lasted, for the same reasons that have beleaguered so many other "golden ages" in Canada's cultural history: a lack of money, vision and commitment. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation couldn't commit to a third season of Wojeck or promise steady employment to the actors, directors and producers, so they all followed the jobs and the money to Los Angeles. Even Mr. WEYMAN toyed with moving to California.
In a brief to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation management in April, 1970, a frustrated Mr. WEYMAN complained that a vacuum existed between the policy planners and the drama producers that "threatens the future of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation drama" and "the survival of our community of talent." He insisted that "a given volume of production is essential on a continuing basis, if we hope to maintain a healthy climate in which talent can survive" and he outlined the various measures he thought should be taken, including training and letting people make mistakes in regional and local productions rather than on the network, where the new writer or new director "falls on his face in front of millions of people" while the public and the critics "quite properly" wonder "if we know what it is we are doing."
He continued to make drama at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1970s with shows such as Corwin, The Manipulators, Welcome Stranger, The Albertans and a dramatization of Margaret Laurence's novel The Fire Dwellers, but nothing exceeded the audience rapport he had achieved a decade earlier with Wojeck. "The tragedy is that he got sidetracked," Mr. Fecan said. "He could have gone on to do so much more, but he never got the chance and consequently he didn't get the credit he deserved for what he did."
After he retired from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1980, Mr. WEYMAN turned back to painting and to writing screenplays and a new form: novels. He borrowed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous fictional character Sherlock Holmes and created new adventures for him after his presumed death at the Reichenbach Falls in the Swiss Alps in The Adventure of the Final Problem. Instead of mouldering in his grave, the famous sleuth was flitting about Canada from 1891 to 1894 at the behest of Queen Victoria's son, the Prince of Wales and later Edward VII. At least that was the story Mr. WEYMAN spun in his trilogy, Sherlock Holmes and the Ultimate Disguise, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Mark of the Beast and Sherlock Holmes Travels in the Canadian West. He also wrote In Love and War: A Memoir, a vivid account of his romantic and naval experiences in the Second World War. As well, he directed the occasional film, learned to play classical guitar and travelled.
About four years ago, Mr. WEYMAN suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on one side and unable to speak or to feed himself. Late last month, sensing the end was near, his family took him to a farmhouse northwest of Toronto that he and Vanna had bought in 1964, the fount of so many happy family occasions. "Every time we left the farm, he would say, 'Goodbye, this place,' " she said in an interview this week. That's where he died, two days before they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Ronald Charles Tosh WEYMAN was born in Erdith, Kent, on December 13, 1915. He died near Flesherton, Ontario, on June 26, 2007. He was 91. He is survived by his wife Vanna, five children, 11 grandchildren, his sister Rita and extended family. A celebration of his life will be held tomorrow at the Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
ALLEN, Elizabeth " Betty"
Peacefully on Tuesday July 10, 2007. Daughter of the late Benjamin and Alice ALLEN. Beloved sister and sister-in-law of Margaret and David CLAYTON (Hudson, Quebec.) Dear and cherished aunt of Nicola, Amanda (Jack), and Sarah (Andre) and great-aunt of Phillip, Colin, Emily and Scott. Much loved and dear friend of Martine GOW- COOPER, Hellie WILSON and Betty ZIMMERMAN. Very best friend of Charlie. A small gathering to celebrate Betty's life will be held at a later date. If you wish, donations in her name may be made to the Ottawa Humane Society, 101 Champagne Street, Ottawa. Funeral arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa; condolences / donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
SULLIVAN, Marion (August 30, 1907-July 17, 2007)
Left us quietly and gracefully, Marion was predeceased by her husband George, in 1993. She is survived by her children, Kathleen HERMISTON and her husband Ray, Monica McCOOK, Jim SULLIVAN and his spouse Sue PETRIK, and Jean LANE. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Sandy and Andrew HERMISTON, Douglas McCOOK, Stuart McCOOK and Susan McCook CHIN, Lee Ann Sullivan ALLEN and Ronald and Gordon LANE, their spouses and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her nephew, John JAMIESON and her niece, Anne MILLER.
Marion was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1927 with a degree in math and chemistry. She later completed her M.Sc. in chemistry at the University of Washington. Marion taught secondary school mathematics for many years in Sudbury, Ontario and Guelph, Ontario. She was a long term active member of the University Women's Club, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and St. George's Church. She was a devoted bridge player with several groups. She kept current with the Globe crossword puzzle and enjoyed following the stock market on her computer. Her love of the north was exemplified by her annual trips for over 60 years to the family camp on Lake Ramsay in Sudbury.
In keeping with her wishes, we will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House at the Guelph Country Club on Thursday, August 30th at 2 p.m. Her many Friends are invited to join the family in our celebration of her life. Cremation has taken place and a private family service is planned. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Marion (cards available at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin Street North, Guelph, 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-08 published
HIRSZ, Pesia
On Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at North York General Hospital. Pesia HIRSZ loving wife of the late Markus HIRSZ. Beloved and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Abe and Peggy SOLOMON, and Clara HIRSCH and Jon ALLEN. Caring grandmother of Marci, Rebecca, Hannah, Jake, and A.J. Beloved aunt to nieces and nephews. She is the last surviving MICFLIKIER from Reiwitz, Poland. She persevered many losses with strength and courage. Special thanks to Esther and Evelyn and staff at the L'Chaim Retirement. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in Winnipeg on Friday in the Rosh Pina Cemetery. Shiva Thursday only at 133 Howland Avenue, Toronto. Donations may be made to the Pesia Hirsz Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
ALLEN, John Garth (April 1, 1919-August 26, 2007)
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 26th, following a prolonged illness. Loving husband for 62 years to Patricia and father to Dorothy (Bob, Cowansville), Lynn (Ron, Toronto), Scott (Trish, Kitchener) and Eric and grandfather to Christopher, Kendra, Andrew and Kye. The family will receive Friends at the Collins, Clarke, MacGillvary, White Funeral Home, 222 Highway 20 in Pointe Claire, Quebec from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29th. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 4 p.m. following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-30 published
HUNDERT, Harold "Hi"
On Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at Lincoln Place. Harold HUNDERT, beloved husband of Charlotte. Loving father and father-in-law of Ken and Marlene HUNDERT, Joel HUNDERT and Nicole WALTON- ALLEN, Bob and Joy, and David. Devoted grandfather of Richard and Batya, Michelle and Guy, Derek, Jordan, Rachel, Nathan, Rebecca, Jezeriah, Jacob, and Clayton, and devoted great-grandfather. Services were held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, August 29, 2007. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 82 Pico Crescent, Thornhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Canada, 416-488-8772.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
GARLAND, Melvin Lloyd, F.O., R.C.A.F., (B.Sc.Hon.,) M.B.A., P.Eng.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Melvin (Mel) Lloyd GARLAND, in his 85th year, on September 3, 2007, beloved husband for 60 years of Marguerite Mae (ALLEN.) Dear father of Linda (Jim) COLLACOTT of Chippawa, Jane GARLAND of Flesherton, Pat (Rene) DESAULNIERS of Fort Saskatchewan, Greig (Jayne) GARLAND of London, Jennifer (Chris) VAN DEN BERG of Keene, and David (Kim) GARLAND of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by his 15 grandchildren: Katie (Chris) HEIKOOP, Heather, Matthew COLLACOTT; Rhya, Kaurel, Kazys TAMASAUSKAS; Allison (Chris) VRABEL, Beau DESAULNIERS Robbie, Kevin, Stephanie GARLAND; Sarah, Kaileigh VAN DEN BERG Nathan, Zoey GARLAND. son of the late John and Agnes GARLAND of Port Dalhousie. Dear brother of the late Jack GARLAND of California. His greatest source of pride was his family. We are a generation raised by heroes. Mel served as a Spitfire pilot with Squadron 403 Royal Canadian Air Force 1941-45, receiving 39-45 Star/France/Germany, and was a member of the Caterpillar Club. His experience included being shot down, captured and escaping from German troops. He graduated from Queens University in 19481/2 with a Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Electrical Engineering and from Harvard University School of Business in 1951 with a Masters in Business Administration. Throughout his career, Mel held progressively senior positions with companies including General Electric, Ford, Kimball Systems Ltd., General Bakeries and International Tool Limited (Windsor). In 1974, he joined the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Trade, serving as Executive Director of Industry, Executive Director of Industry and Trade and Executive Director of Trade. As the head of the ministry's trade development branch, he traveled the world working with ministry foreign offices. His interest in education led to a third career when he served as Durham College President from 1980 until his retirement in 1988, when he focused on building Haygar Enterprises, a company he co-founded, supplying fundraising products to service clubs. He also served as chairman of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Education Committee when the Ontario Community College system was established; Windsor Industrial Commission (vicechair); University of Windsor Research Institute (director); and held membership with Rotary International, Queen's and Harvard Alumni Associations. Active in the community, he enjoyed tennis, lawn bowling and golf. Grateful thanks to the caring staff at the WillowGrove in Ancaster. Mel's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carleton Street, St. Catharines on Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life to be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 92 Main St. in Port Dalhousie on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment Victoria Lawn Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
ALLEN, Charles Cameron
(Retired geologist)
Peacefully, at home in Aurora, on Monday, September 3, 2007, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie RUNNE. Loving father of Lynn, Cameron, Joyce, Don and Drew. He will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren. Thank you to his caregivers for their outstanding care and support. A private family memorial will be held.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
CLUNE, Most Reverend Robert Bell
(Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto)
God called his faithful servant home on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at Toronto East General Hospital at the age of 86. Bishop CLUNE was born in Toronto on September 18, 1920 to William and Agnes CLUNE. He was one of seven brothers, and is survived by John. Bishop CLUNE was predeceased by Paul, William, Donald, Walter and Arthur. 'Father Bob' will be dearly missed by his large, extended family across Canada. Bishop CLUNE was raised in St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Toronto. He attended Saint Michael's College before entering St. Augustine's Seminary in 1938. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1941. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1945 by Archbishop James C. McGUIGAN. Bishop CLUNE served as assistant priest at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Toronto, in 1945 and then entered the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate and Licentiate in Canon Law. During the summers of 1946 and 1947 Bishop CLUNE served in the mission of Thunder Bay. In 1948 he was appointed assistant at Saint Ann's Parish, Toronto, where he served until 1953, while also serving as assistant to Monsignor Francis V. ALLEN, Chancellor. In 1951 Bishop CLUNE was appointed Vice-Chancellor and in 1953 he was appointed Defender of the Bond of he Toronto Regional Tribunal and Director of Catholic Cemeteries. In 1959 Bishop CLUNE was appointed Archdiocesan Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In 1962 he was elected Treasurer of the Priests' Mutual Aid Society and Promoter of Justice and Vice-Officialis of the Tribunal. Bishop CLUNE was appointed the founding Pastor of St. Wilfrid's Parish, Downsview, Ontario in 1965. He continued as Pastor until 1971 when he was appointed Director of the Catholic Church Extension Society of Canada. On May 3, 1979 Bishop CLUNE was elected titular Bishop of Lacubaza and Auxiliary to Cardinal G. Emmett CARTER of Toronto. He was consecrated on June 21, 1979 in Saint Michael's Cathedral by Cardinal CARTER. Bishop CLUNE became head of the eastern region of the Archdiocese and Pastor of Saint_John the Evangelist Parish, Whitby, Ontario. In 1982 he was appointed Chairman of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Mission Fund. In 1992 Bishop CLUNE changed his residence to Barrie, Ontario and became Vicar of the northeastern region of the Archdiocese, Vicar for Religious Orders and for Permanent Deacons. He also served for many years as a reserve army chaplain and played an important role in the Knights of Columbus. Bishop CLUNE retired from active service on June 30, 1997. He lived at St. Bernard's Residence in Toronto until 2005, when he moved to the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence Health Care in Toronto. Bishop CLUNE was a humble and devout man who committed his life to serving God and the Church. He will be remembered by so many family members, fellow priests, Religious and Catholics for his leadership, counsel and good humour. Bishop CLUNE was a member of the 'Three Musketeer's' - Father Norbert GIGNAC (who predeceased Bishop CLUNE by a week on August 31) and Father Thomas RABY. This trio spent many years together, growing as both priests and golfers. Special thanks to the Archdiocese of Toronto, Anita PERSAUD and the staff of the Houses of Providence Health Care and to Bishop CLUNE's niece Suzanne CLUNE- TAILOR/TAYLOR, all of whom provided special, loving care for Bishop CLUNE. Resting at St. Wilfrid's Church, 1675 Finch Avenue West, Toronto on Monday, September 10, with visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 11, with visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6: 30 to 9 p.m. at Saint Michael's Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Saint Michael's Cathedral, 65 Bond Street, Toronto on Wednesday, September 12. Entombment arrangements have been entrusted to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Donations in Bishop CLUNE's memory can be made to The Shepard's Trust, 1155 Yonge Street, Ste. 603, Toronto M4T 1W2. Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Centre, Toronto, (416) 423-1000. Online condolences may be made to www.heritagefuneralcentre.ca

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
ALLEN, Grace Margaret (née AHLGREN)
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, October 23, 2007. Grace (AHLGREN) ALLEN in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Elmer T. (Al) ALLEN. Loving mother of Joyce D. (Mrs. Robert BRIGGS) of Shelburne, and R.E. (Ted) ALLEN of Saint Thomas. Dear grandmother of Chris CONWAY (Barrie,) Donald BRIGGS (British Columbia,) Kimberly ALLEN (Saint Thomas,) also survived by three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers John, Lenard and Roy AHLGREN, sisters Lily SHERBUT and Esther BELL. Survived by sisters-in-law Eileen AHLGREN and Vi AHLGREN and brother-in-law Harold BELL.
Grace was born in Toronto on November 3, 1913. Daughter of the late John O. AHLGREN and Sarah P. (ELVEY) AHLGREN. She lived in the Shelburne/Orangeville area from 1949 until 1995 and lived in Saint Thomas for the past twelve years.
The family will receive their Friends at the Daniel King Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas (519) 631-0570 on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Service to be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1: 30 p.m.. After cremation, interment will follow at the Shelburne Cemetery. Donation to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation appreciated. www.danielkingfuneralhome.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
Fighter pilot became college president and put education in his sights
Royal Canadian Air Force flyer returned from the Second World War determined to get a university degree. He found success in business and passed on his lust for knowledge to a generation of students
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Mel GARLAND was a man who did well at everything he did, and he did an awful lot. A fighter pilot, a businessman and a civil servant, he was also a visionary who helped develop community colleges and trade schools in Ontario.
Mr. GARLAND was the second president of Durham College, a community college at Oshawa, east of Toronto, from 1980 to 1988.
It was a time when the community college system was vigorously expanding. Set up by the Ontario government in 1967, Durham was one of about 20 new tertiary-level schools. The object was to provide students with a practical education that would lead to good jobs, and to improve the province's standard of living. That is why Mr. GARLAND promoted two- and three-year applied engineering programs, and worked to get Durham College - the school closest to a large auto plant - to set up a robotics lab.
"He was a strong believer that a modern society needed knowledge workers above all else, and in particular, leaders in technology," said Gary POLONSKY who succeeded him as president of Durham College. "Mel expanded programs in engineering technology and trades."
As part of running Durham College, he worked at establishing the Skilled Trades Centre in nearby Ajax, Ontario A part of Durham College, it now has about 2,000 students learning to become everything from electricians and plumbers to millwrights and metal fabricators.
Mel GARLAND grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, where the family lived in the same house for 60 years. Both his parents were immigrants from Glasgow, and his father worked as a maintenance foreman at Thompson Products. As a boy, young Mel and his best friend, Pete BELFORD, liked to sneak onto the local tennis courts to play. The president of told them they could play for free if they performed odd jobs around the club. Eventually, the two of them played at the St. Catharines Tennis Club, where one year they won the doubles championship. Later, they went on to win the Niagara District championship.
Mr. GARLAND and Mr. BELFORD did a lot of things together, and remained Friends for life. As youngsters, they joined the Boy Scouts, and once shared first place in a competition. Mr. GARLAND eventually became a King's Scout, the top honour a Scout can earn. They once hitchhiked to Montreal and, when they were old enough, went to Hamilton together to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force and serve in the Second World War.
In 1942, Mr. GARLAND was selected for pilot training. At flight school, the same things that had made him a good tennis player - sharp eyesight and quick reflexes - singled him out as a fighter pilot. Just before he went overseas, he went to a tennis club dance and met a young woman named Marguerite ALLEN. They saw each other every night before he left.
He arrived in England in February of 1944, at the age of 21. At that stage in the war, fighter pilots had two main jobs: protecting bombers on their way to Germany, and preparing for the Allied invasion of France. Almost as soon as he arrived, 403 Squadron moved to Tangmere, a Royal Air Force station in West Sussex, to be closer to the English Channel.
By this point, Mr. GARLAND was a flying officer. He and the rest of the squadron were equipped with the latest version of the Spitfire fighter. Armed with cannons and machine guns, this version was a much more deadly weapon than the one that flew in the Battle of Britain. Flying low-level missions over France was also deadly for the pilots.
The squadron moved to an airfield at Dieppe, France, on June 16, just 10 days after the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Almost exactly a month later, Mr. GARLAND's plane was hit by flak while on a mission. At first he thought he could land the plane, but a fire broke out and he was forced to bail out. For a few seconds, he was trapped up in the cockpit and feared his parachute would not open but managed to alight in a field, convinced he was safe. To his surprise, he was soon surrounded by German soldiers.
He spent three weeks as a prisoner of war, though never in a camp. The Germans were in retreat and marched Mr. GARLAND and the other prisoners across France, sometimes covering as much as 40 kilometres a day. In the confusion of the retreat, Mr. GARLAND escaped. He slept in the barns of sympathetic French farmers and slowly made his way back to the Allied lines.
He soon found himself home in Canada, since the Royal Canadian Air Force never sent an escaped PoW back into service, fearing they would be shot if recaptured. But the war in Europe was soon over, and Mr. GARLAND resolved to make use of veterans scholarships and get an education. Before the war, he had finished high school but lacked the money to go to university. The scholarships allowed him to go to Queen's University in Kingston and he graduated in the class of 1948½ (to speed up their schooling and catch up with life, veterans were allowed fall graduation).
While at Queen's, he married Marguerite (with Mr. BELFORD as best man) and the couple set off for Boston. He been accepted to the Harvard Business School, even though he had already used up most of his credits under the veterans' scholarship scheme. To make ends meet, Marguerite found work and he got a night job at the Harvard Library.
After Harvard, they returned home. Mr. GARLAND started work at General Electric Canada. He later worked at General Bakeries and Ford Canada, during the period when the auto maker was building its assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario
Even then, he was concerned about Ontario's ability to compete in the world. In 1967, he became chairman of the education committee of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the same year the community college system was founded.
In 1974, Mr. GARLAND joined the Ontario government as executive director of industry and then executive director of trade. It was the beginning of two decades of devotion to fine-tuning Ontario's industrial infrastructure. He carried on with the same mission at Durham College.
"The lack of skilled people to fill the manpower needs of industry is a real problem," he said in 1980, the year he was appointed president. "It's in the schools that we can turn attitudes around to make these skilled jobs desirable careers."
Under his leadership, the school began expanding its industrial facilities.
"He focused on bringing the latest technology to the classroom and constructing a new state-of-the-art robotics lab, the precursor to our Integrated Manufacturing Centre on campus today," said Leah MYERS, president of Durham College. "Mel was known as an entrepreneurial and consummate professional who set high standards for himself and those around him."
Although he was a man with many careers, his neighbours in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke remember him as a strong family man who was devoted to his six children. Neighbour and close friend Ron Quick said his biggest success was raising his brood and a marriage that lasted 60 years.
His oldest daughter, Linda, said he had an easy manner with both his own children and others on the block. "Much can be said for my father's many achievements, but he was the kind of dad who says after dinner, 'Let's play some ball,' " she said. "We would troop out to the side of the yard for a pickup game of baseball and, within minutes, kids from up and down the street would be joining us. Dad would be the only adult out there."
The flags at Durham College flew at half-mast the week Mr. GARLAND died. His friend Mr. BELFORD, who never left Port Dalhousie, attended the funeral.
Melvin Lloyd GARLAND was born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, on October 19, 1922. He died on September 3, 2007, in Ancaster, Ontario, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite. He also leaves daughters Linda, Jane, Jennifer and Pat, and sons David and Greig.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
KEEFFE, John, Lt. Col., O.St.J., CD (Retired)
son of the late Lt. Col. and Mrs. George KEEFFE of Saint John, N.B., in his eighty-ninth year, on October 23, 2007, surrounded by family.
He was predeceased by his wife Macil (Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service) in their sixtieth year of marriage, by his brother George (Royal Canadian Air Force) and his sister Margaret (Canadian Women's Army Corps) all of whom served overseas during World War 2, where he was twice wounded.
He leaves his children Susan (Bill ALLEN,) Shelagh (Barry COBUS,) Penny (John McKAY), Pam (George STRATTON) Michael (Kathleen McFALL), Barbara, eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Most of his business life was dedicated to the Life Insurance industry in Canada and Bermuda, where he instituted formal training for professional designations for both sales and office personnel.
Although he had been a member of many clubs in Toronto, Bermuda and St. Simons Island, Georgia, he was most proud of being a "Gunner" and a "Maritimer".
A private family service was held. A celebration of John's life will take place in Muskoka and Saint_John at a future date.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-07 published
GEORGE, Ruby Marie (née ALLEN)
Peacefully at Belmont House on November 2, 2007 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Michael GEORGE. Cherished mother of Diana (Bill RESTIVO) and Denise (Gerry BEDARD.) Long-time member of Christ Church Deer Park where she was sidesperson, member of the Chancel Guild and loyal supporter of the Anglican Church Women's rummage sales, bazaars and luncheons. Ruby contributed to other volunteer organizations throughout her life - Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Food Bank, Out of the Cold and the 48th Highlanders Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Many thanks to the compassionate staff of Belmont House. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 480 University Ave., Suite 1502, Toronto M5G 1V2.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
MASTERS, Katharine Louise (née HOBBS)
Kay MASTERS died peacefully on November 8, 2007 at Christie Gardens in Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Keith MASTERS (d. 1976,) son John Keith MASTERS (d. 1940) and daughter Katharine Patricia (O'LEARY) ALLEN (d. 2004.) Beloved mother of Ian G. MASTERS (Susan) of Brooklin, Ontario, and daughters Philinda MASTERS (Susan POWER) and Elizabeth MASTERS of Toronto. Grandmother of Patrick O'LEARY (Edmonton,) Caitlin O'LEARY (Toronto) and Spencer ALLEN (Toronto.) Great-grandmother of Kirsten and Keira O'LEARY (Edmonton) and Madeleine Patricia O'LEARY (Toronto). Only child of Katharine Sprague (BABBITT) HOBBS and John Wilberforce HOBBS, Kay was born in Toronto on May 4, 1912 and attended the Bishop Strachan School and the University of Toronto, where she was an early graduate in physiotherapy. She was involved over the years in such diverse groups as the Garden Club of Toronto, the Visiting Homemakers Association, the Toronto Ladies Club/York Club, the Needlework Guild of Canada, the Herb Society of America, Abbeyfield Houses of Toronto (founding member), and many others. In recent years, Kay concentrated on the volunteer committee of the Royal Ontario Museum, and spent a term on the museum's Board of Trustees. In 2003 she received a Caring Canadians award from the Governor General. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Christie Gardens. A memorial service will be held in Grace Church-on-the-Hill, (Lonsdale and Russell Hill Roads) on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 2 o'clock, with interment afterwards at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be made through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
MASTERS, Katharine Louise (née HOBBS)
Kay MASTERS died peacefully on November 8, 2007 at Christie Gardens in Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Keith MASTERS (d. 1976,) son John Keith MASTERS (d. 1940) and daughter Katharine Patricia (O'LEARY) ALLEN (d. 2004.) Beloved mother of Ian G. MASTERS (Susan) of Brooklin, Ontario, and daughters Philinda MASTERS (Susan POWER) and Elizabeth MASTERS of Toronto. Grandmother of Patrick O'LEARY (Edmonton,) Caitlin O'LEARY (Toronto) and Spencer ALLEN (Toronto.) Great-grandmother of Kirsten and Keira O'LEARY (Edmonton) and Madeleine Patricia O'LEARY (Toronto). Only child of Katharine Sprague (BABBITT) HOBBS and John Wilberforce HOBBS, Kay was born in Toronto on May 4, 1912 and attended the Bishop Strachan School and the University of Toronto, where she was an early graduate in physiotherapy. She was involved over the years in such diverse groups as the Garden Club of Toronto, the Visiting Homemakers Association, the Toronto Ladies Club/York Club, the Needlework Guild of Canada, the Herb Society of America, Abbeyfield Houses of Toronto (founding member), and many others. In recent years, Kay concentrated on the volunteer committee of the Royal Ontario Museum, and spent a term on the museum's Board of Trustees. In 2003 she received a Caring Canadians award from the Governor General. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Christie Gardens. A memorial service will be held in Grace-Church-On-The-Hill, (Lonsdale and Russell Hill Roads) on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 2 o'clock, with interment afterwards at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be made through www.humphreymiles.com

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
ALLEN, Raymond William
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond William ALLEN on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital at the age of 79. Ray was known to all as someone who loved great company and the festivities that went along with it. Never one to turn down a chance to share a drink and some laughs with family and Friends, he welcomed all who dropped by. Ray worked many years for Canada Packers and later for Quality Meat Packers as the Purchasing Manager. His various co-workers meant a lot to him and always spoke fondly of the relationships he formed over the years. As an avid boat lover, Ray spent many happy days tending to his various wooden Chris Craft cruisers and watching the goings on at the Marina. For someone who couldn't swim he always loved the water and dreamed of the next boat he might have. Apart from boats, cars were his next love. You never saw a bigger smile on his face then when he was looking at a freshly washed Cadillac parked in his driveway or cruising down the road. Although hampered by poor hearing, it never stopped him showing his quick wit and much love for his family and good Friends. He always very kind and ensured everyone was taken care of. After living in Etobicoke most of their lives, Ray and Jessie were residents of the Regency Retirement home in Port Credit for the past 5 years. Ray caught the eye of several of the staff, other residents, and people in the community. Ray greatly appreciated everyone's effort and Friendship. A life time of memories are treasured by his beloved Jessie, who was always by his side, his children and their spouses, Lorne and Regina ALLEN, Gord and Linda ALLEN, Trish and Allan KNIGHT. He will be missed by his six grandchildren, Kristen ALLEN, Jennifer SAINT_DENIS, Stephen ALLEN, Gord ALLEN, Jacqueline PEPPER, Cody KNIGHT and four great-grandchildren, Hayley PEPPER, Tricia ALLEN, Benjamin and Brandon SAINT_DENIS. A memorial service and gathering of family and Friends will be held on Sunday, November 25th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port Credit Yacht Club, located at 115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga (E. of Cawthra) 905-278-5578. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
ALLEN, William Henry
Passed away comfortably with his children by his side on December 1, 2007. Recently predeceased by his beloved wife, Pauline. Much loved father of Katherine WHITE/WHYTE (Alan,) David (Patti-Ann,) Michael (Renee) and Bruce (Erica). "Wigs" was adored by his 15 grandchildren Sarah, Lauren and David WHITE/WHYTE; William, Macdonald, Stratton, Thomas and Samuel ALLEN; Cameron, Emily and Caroline ALLEN; Blake, Haley, Meghan and Rachael ALLEN. Bill touched the lives of many people with his warmth and sense of humour and he will be remembered by his numerous Friends from all facets of his life. The family would like to thank and extend our deepest appreciation to all of the people who have been so supportive of Dad these past months. We were blessed by having such an amazing Dad. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 16 from 3-5 p.m. at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto, 25 St. Clair Avenue West. Donations in his memory may be made to the Guelph General Hospital Foundation.

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ALLEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Marion Jean
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Friday, December 21, 2007 in her 84th year. Loving wife of the late Fred TAILOR/TAYLOR. Dear aunt of Gary ALLEN (Betty), Greg ALLEN and Vivian WALTER (Klaus.) Dear great aunt of Kimberley DANGELO (Mauricio) and Michael ALLEN. Friends will be received at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery "Carfrae Chapel" on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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