BARRAGER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
RICHARDSON, Wilma Ruth (BARRAGER)
Peacefully at Woodhall Park Specialty Care Brampton, on Wednesday December 20, 2006. Wilma BARRAGER in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald RICHARDSON. Loving mother of Charlie and his wife Judy of Muskoka, and Jim and his wife Mindy of London. Loved and sadly missed by her grandchildren: Diana and Jennifer, Tonia, Amanda and Curtis, and Crystal and Amanda. Loving great-grandmother of Taylor, Morgan, Nicholas, Justin, Noah, Dimitri, Ashton, Madyson, and McKenzy. Dear sister of Richard and his wife Merete BARRAGER of Winnipeg, June RICE of Oakville, Ann and her husband Ron ALSTON of Newmarket, Irene and her husband Carl GOODYEAR of Scarborough, and the late Donald BARRAGER. The family will receive Friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home #1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham (905) 936-3477 on Saturday January 6, 2007 from 12 noon until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 1pm.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-05-29 published
BARRETT, Robert Thomas " Bob"
Peacefully at his home surrounded by the love of his family, on Sunday afternoon, May 27th, 2007. Robert Thomas BARRETT, of Owen Sound, passed away in his 71st year after a courageous battle with cancer. Dearly beloved husband of June BARRETT (née BELL.) Loving father of Deborah LATHAM and her husband, Paul and Doctor Jeffrey BARRETT and his wife, Janice, both of Owen Sound. Loving Papa of William and Julia LATHAM and Liam and Sam BARRETT. Dear brother of Alf BARRETT and his wife, Marion, of Owen Sound and Gloria CHITTICK and her husband, Dave, of Hanover. Dear uncle of Kevin, Heather, Brian, Steven and their families. Predeceased by his parents, George and Daisy BARRETT. Bob retired from the Air Force in 1979 and from P.P.G. in 2002. Bob will always be remembered for his devotion towards his family and for his courage in the face of illness. He had a wonderful sense of humour and enjoyed being with others. His laugh will be dearly missed. Special thanks to Doctor Fred VEENSTRA and the many health care workers who provided exemplary care. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Bob BARRETT will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Scott SINCLAIR officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children's Wish Foundation as your expression of sympathy. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6, Owen Sound will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-30 published
CREEPER, Leila Lorraine (née McCONACHIE)
85, of Halifax. It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mom, Leila Lorraine CREEPER (McCONACHIE) on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. She was the loving wife of the late Group Captain John CREEPER and mom to Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE. Born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella (BARRETT) McCONACHIE. She attended Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute and was active in sports, in particular track and field holding many championship titles. She was a memeber of the Halifax Curling Club and along with her team represented Nova Scotia at the Senior Women's Canadian Championships in 1975. She was a golfer and member of the Ashburn Golf Club. She was a member of Bethany United Church and active with the Rackham Unit of U.C.W.. She was an avid bridge player, reader and hostess. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister and to her family always came first. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She was survived by her daughters Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE and grandchildren, Heather, Ian, Stephen and Christopher; brother and sister-in-law, Doctor Don and Phyllis McCONACHIE, Owen Sound, Ontario; sister and brother-in-law Florence and Harvey BAILEY, Guelph, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and beloved husband.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
BARRETT, Reginald Alfred
At Central Park Lodge on Monday July 2nd, 2007 in his 89th year. Veteran of the Second World War, The Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Beloved husband of the late Gladys. Cherished father of Gloria HABART and her late husband Ron, Stephen (Joy) and Sheila TREMBLAY (Ron.) He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Richard (Amber), Andrew and Laurie TREMBLAY and Cindy BARRETT and Stacey Jean-Louis (Shawn) and great-grand_son Vincent. Also survived by his sisters Gertrude JONES (Murray) and Joan SMITH (the late George). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Wesboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Thursday July 5th, 2007 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday July 6th, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Legion Branch #480 Service at 7 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday July 7th, 2007 at 11 a.m. followed by Cremation. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Prostate Cancer Research or a charity of your choice. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-24 published
ROBINSON, Ivan Calvin
Peacefully at his home in Owen Sound on Friday, September 21, 2007, Ivan ROBINSON at the age of 72 years. Beloved husband of June for fifty years. Loved father of David, and Nancy and son-in-law David TAILOR/TAYLOR. Loved grandfather of Amanda, Carleigh, Steven, and Michael. Dear brother of Doreen PAYNE, June RASBERRY, and brother-in-law Jack RASBERRY. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Elsie ROBINSON and brother-in-law Elmer. Son-in-law of Patricia WILLIS. Brother-in-law of Carolyn and George JANKO, and Jackie and Paul VINCENT. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill Street North, Waterdown on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in the Churchyard cemetery. Thank you to Dr. Jill RICE and Doctor Jeff BARRETT for their wonderful care. Also thank you to the Oncology Clinic of Owen Sound Hospital, the staff of the Wiarton Hospital, the Victorian Order of Nurses, and to all the personal caregivers of the Community Care Access Centre If so desired, donations to the G.B.R.H.C. or the Victorian Order of Nurses Grey-Bruce would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com “God has called for you and we know you are resting peacefully. You will live in our hearts forever.&rdquo

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BARRETT 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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BARRETT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-06-13 published
BARRETT, Elizabeth Teresa (née McCULLOUGH)
Passed away peacefully, at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on June 7th, 2007 in her 77th year. Betty (née McCULLOUGH,) beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of Fiona and her husband Tom REOCK of New Jersey and Loretta. Dear grandma of Lucas BUSBY, Frank (Carla) BUSBY, Thomas BARRETT and great-grandma of Gianna. Dear sister of Nancy DRAKE of Lisle, Patrick McCULLOUGH of Brampton Seamus (Madge) McCULLOUGH, Greta (Kevin) BELL, all of Northern Ireland, and the late Jean. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Following Betty's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday June 9th, 2007, at 1: 00 p.m. at Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.chattersonfuneralhome.com
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BARRETT o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-17 published
NOORDEGRAAF, Leendert
Passed away peacefully at the Roberta Place Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007. Leendert NOORDEGRAAF in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Margje (née WINTERS) of Roberta Place and formerly of Minesing. Dear father of Maria CORNELISSE (Cory,) Lena KLOOSTERMAN (Wayne,) Wilhelmina HARRIS (George,) Klaas NOORDEGRAAF (Margje,) Mary VEENSTRA (Casey,) Leonard NOORDEGRAAF (Gerry,) Elizabeth McNABB (Robert), Harry NOORDEGRAAF (Marlene), Lucille BARRETT (Michael) and Robert NOORDEGRAAF (Louise.) Loving grandfather of 40 grandchildren, one pre-deceased and 48 great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Hank of Holland and by his numerous nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his brothers Adrian and Pete of Holland and Jan of Brazil and by his sisters Mog and Riek of Holland and Annie of Kincardine. Friends called at the Jennett Chapel of the McClelland and Slessor Funeral Home, 152 Bradford Street in Barrie on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Services were held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 33 Shirley Avenue in Barrie on Friday, October 12th at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation in the church one hour prior. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to Timothy Christian School as your expression of sympathy. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at leendertnoordegraaf@ funeralhome.on.ca
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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
FROST, John James
Born August 10, 1947. Passed away while playing squash on Thursday, June 14th at the age of 59. Much loved by his wife Robin KINGSMILL, and family: Brenna FROST, Kim AGAR, Jim and Wendy FROST, Max and Frances FROST, Karen and David BARRETT, Patti and Mike EAST, Carol KINGSMILL and Dave POLE, and kindred sporting spirit Ruth KINGSMILL. Friends may call at Neweduk Funeral Home, (1981 Dundas St. W. Mississauga) Monday, June 18th 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, June 19th at 10: 30 a.m. If desired, memorial donations can be made to World Wildlife Fund, 245 Eglinton Ave. E. Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3J1.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
CREEPER, Leila Lorraine (née McCONACHIE)
85, of Halifax. It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mom, Leila Lorraine CREEPER (McCONACHIE) on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. She was the loving wife of the late Group Captain John CREEPER and mom to Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE. Born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late James and Stella (BARRETT) McCONACHIE. She attended Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute and was active in sports, in particular track and field holding many championship titles. She was a member of the Halifax Curling Club and along with her team represented Nova Scotia at the Senior Women's Canadian Championships in 1975. She was a golfer and member of the Ashburn Golf Club. She was a member of Bethany United Church and active with the Rackham Unit of United Church Women She was an avid bridge player, reader and hostess. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister and to her family always come first. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She was survived by her daughters Cathy GILLIS and Cynthia (Mike) RIGUSE and grandchildren, Heather, Ian, Stephen and Christopher; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Don and Phyllis McCONACHIE, Owen Sound, Ontario; sister and brother-in-law Florence and Harvey BAILEY, Guelph, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and beloved husband. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 1 p.m. in Bethany United Church (Clinton Ave.), Rev. Vincent Ihasz and Rev. Jane Hallett officiating.
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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
MOORE, William Vining (May 14, 1925-July 11, 2007)
William Vining MOORE (Bill) passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at the Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill. Bill will be dearly missed by his wife Maria his children Linda ARMSTRONG, Diane WHITE/WHYTE, Kevin BARRETT and Caroline GEENEN; his sons-in-law: Michael PURMORT (and his wife Pat,) Peter ARMSTRONG, Michael WHITE/WHYTE, Mark GEENEN; his daughter-in-law Kimberly BARRETT, as well as his 10 grandchildren: Jessica, Carly and Michelle PURMORT; Thomas, Amanda and Ryan ARMSTRONG; Stephen and Christopher WHITE/WHYTE; Lauren and Madeline GEENEN. He will also be missed by Jackie and Bill HOOD and their children Kaitlyn and Riley; as well as Barb MARTIN and Fred SCHWERING and their sons Carl, Robert and Fredrick. Bill is lovingly remembered by his sister Nancy MARINELLI (Luigi) and his nieces Lucia and Madeline. He was predeceased by his brother Peter (Phyllis) and his daughter Sharon PURMORT. Bill was born in Oshawa, the son of Albert Lauder and Jean (MacEWEN) MOORE. He served his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943 to 1946. Upon leaving the service he enrolled in Queen's University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce in 1951. Bill soon took a sales position with International Business Machines Corporation Canada and was appointed President in 1969. After leaving International Business Machines Corporation in 1972, he pursued other business ventures in information technology. Larger than life, Bill was a charming, outgoing, funny, optimistic and encouraging man. Every cloud he saw had a silver lining and he was quick to support his Friends and family. Extremely intelligent and a brilliant card player, he attained the status of Life Master in contract bridge. He was an avid golfer and downhill skier and continued pursuing both sports long after most people hang up their gear. Bill kept his sense of humour, charm and gratitude throughout his illnesses. There will be a visitation on Saturday July 21st from 4: 00 p.m. until 7: 00 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood, Ontario. A church service will be held at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Clearview Township on Sunday July 22nd at 2: 00 p.m. and a reception will follow immediately at the Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club in Collingwood. In his final days, Bill received compassionate and loving care at the Hill House Hospice in Richmond Hill. The family requests that contributions be made in Bill's memory to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 4A1. For more information contact the Fawcett Funeral Homes at (705) 445-2651. The family invite Friends and relatives to sign the online guest by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-05 published
MacDONALD, Donald Hugh
Died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, on November 2nd, 2007.
son of the late Hugh MacKAY and Iernis (BRADLEY) of Oshawa, and dear brother of the late John and his wife Delphine. Born June 15, 1922 in Oshawa, Don attended North Simcoe Street Public School and Oshawa Collegiate and Vocational Institute, and earned degrees from the University of Toronto School of Engineering (B.A. Sc.), Cornell University (MRP), Imperial College of Science and Technology (DIC), University of London (PhD).
As a young engineer, Don worked for the Toronto Transit Commission on the design and construction of the Yonge Street subway. Upon his return from studies in London in 1955, he joined H.G. Acres and Co., Ltd., subsequently Acres International, where he worked in a number of different positions until 1989. He was the recipient of The Professional Engineers Gold Medal (Assoc. of Prof. Engineers of the Province of Ontario) and the R.F. Legget Award (The Cdn. Geotechnical Soc. of the Engineering Institute of Canada); and he was a member of the Hall of Distinction of the Engineering Alumni of the University of Toronto.
Don's personal commitments included meaningful affiliations with Wycliffe College, Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara College, The Arthritis Society, and Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Beloved husband of Barbara (BARRETT,) beloved father of the late Brian, and of Katy and her husband Ayad ALSINAWI, and Neil. Adored granddad of Junia and Theo. Dear brother-in-law of Jean FAYLE, the late Marjorie BARRETT, Phyllis BARRETT and Murray WHITE/WHYTE, and Norma NEUDOERFFER. Dearly loved uncle of David MacDONALD, Frances and Brennan, and Paul MacDONALD; Benjamin, Thomas (Deborah,) Jeffrey, and Daphne FAYLE; Cecelia (Jan CIENSKI,) Sarah (Christophe PEYRUSAUBES), Cynthia (Henry VENEMA) NEUDOERFFER; Dean (Gale) and Martin (Tracey) WHITE/WHYTE.
There will be cremation followed by a private family service of interment. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 2: 00 p.m. at Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mark's Historic Building Fund or The Arthritis Society and may be made through the Niagara-On-The-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes 415 Regent Street.
Online guest register www.morganfuneral.com

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
BERNSTEIN, Elsie
On Wednesday, November 7, 2007. Elsie BERNSTEIN, beloved wife of the late Teddy BERNSTEIN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Billy and Daryll, Paul and Stephanie BARRETT, and Bryna and Kenny BACK. Dear sister of Pauline LIPPES and the late Leo SHERMAN, Mollye ZELDIN, and Roslyn COHEN. Devoted grandmother of David, Karon, Jason, Elissa, Lyla, Simone, and Lisa. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Friday, November 9th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Adath Israel Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 47 Shelborne Avene. Memorial donations may be made to Elsie Bernstein Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3 at 416-780-0324 or www.benjamins.ca.

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BARRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
He was a pillar of society who put a contract on his wife
In 1984, he arranged the attack, delivered his wife to the scene of the crime and watched her plead for her life before being shot in the head in front of their 14-year-old nephew
By Noreen RASBACH, Page S8
His 68-day trial was nothing less than a Canadian sensation, with newspapers detailing the unlikely ways he used cocaine and the lurid testimony about his unseemly trysts with prostitutes.
In the end, the verdict was quick and damning: The jury took only 12½ hours to find Helmuth BUXBAUM, then 46, guilty of first-degree murder for arranging the 1984 contract killing of his wife and business partner, Hanna.
He didn't just arrange the attack, but drove her to the scene of the crime and watched her plead for her life before being shot in the head. The murder took place at the side of a highway near their home in Komoka, a small town outside London, Ontario The couple and their 14-year-old nephew, Roy, stopped to help the occupants of a car that appeared to have broken down. They were immediately ambushed. When a gunman pulled Hanna out of the car, the long-suffering wife of Helmuth BUXBAUM looked at him and said: "Please honey, no, not this way." She was 48.
"It was a big deal at the time; it was a huge story," said Heather BIRD, who covered the trial for the Toronto Star and wrote a book about the case, Conspiracy to Murder: The Helmuth Buxbaum Trail. "It was also a really, really sad story and a very seedy story."
Prominent Baptist
The tawdry details that came out in Mr. BUXBAUM's trial were in stark contrast to his reputation: Successful businessman, prominent Baptist, devoted family man. He and his wife had built a business operating nursing homes that had made them millionaires, while also raising six children, one of whom was an adopted daughter from Costa Rica. "He was well-known in the community," recalled Greg CALCOTT, the investigating officer in the case who recently retired from the Ontario Provincial Police. "He was wealthy and an absolute pillar in the church."
For her part, Mrs. BUXBAUM was known for her extensive charity work. "She was legitimately loved and respected in the community as being the exemplar Christian woman," Mr. CALCOTT said. "She used to stop street people and buy them clothing.
"That, in contrast to his hypocrisy, brought a lot of interest" to the case, he added.
The case may have been irresistible, with its sex, drugs, money and religion, but Mr. BUXBAUM wasn't. The man who was repeatedly unfaithful to his wife almost from the start of their marriage was anything but charming.
"There was nothing charismatic about Mr. BUXBAUM that I saw," Ms. BIRD said.
Mr. CALCOTT agreed. "He came across as arrogant, but he also came across as very childlike - and I don't mean that in terms of innocence. [He had] a kind of naive understanding of what was happening."
That led to his being taken advantage of by the drug dealers and prostitutes with whom he associated. "He liked the idea of being a big-time operator," Mr. CALCOTT said. "I know that Robert BARRETT [who was convicted of conspiring to kill Mrs. BUXBAUM after testifying he hired the killers] used to get him $1,000 of cocaine and Mr. BUXBAUM would pay him cash. BARRETT would get the cocaine and keep three-quarters of it and give the rest to Helmuth, saying that's what $1,000 of cocaine would look like. Of course, he had nothing to compare it to, so he took it on faith.
"I think that everyone in that group who was dealing with him was ripping him off one way or another," Mr. CALCOTT said.
In 1982, after suffering a stroke, Mr. BUXBAUM's behaviour spun out of control.
By the end of the trial, the entire country knew all the sordid details - that he had sexual relations with more than 100 prostitutes (sometimes two or three at a time), that he wanted to have sex with young girls and boys, and that he was a regular user of cocaine which he injected into his ankle and even his penis. The court heard, too, that he disparaged his wife to the prostitutes.
"Even though he did have all that money, there was nothing glamorous about him or his story," Ms. BIRD said.
Helmuth BUXBAUM grew up in Germany as the youngest in a family of 10 children. At his trial, he recounted how his family spent some time in refugee camps; when he came to Canada at 19, he arrived with no money and only one pair of shoes.
He went to work and studied, part-time, for his Grade 13 diploma. In 1960, he met Hanna SCHMIDT, after being introduced by his parents. They had a lot in common, especially their Baptist faith and hard childhoods. Hanna, who was born in Poland, stopped her formal education at 8, when she was sent to a Russian concentration camp with her mother and brother. She was to spend five years in camps, before being released and eventually reaching West Germany, and later Canada. When Helmuth met her, she had already spent seven years working at a meat-packing plant in Kitchener, Ontario
They married in June, 1961, with dreams of becoming medical missionaries. Two years later their son Paul was born, and not long after that Mr. BUXBAUM finished his diploma and decided it was time to go to medical school. The family moved to London, where he enrolled at the University of Western Ontario as a pre-med student. By Christmas he had dropped out of the program, saying it was too difficult. Instead, he pursued a bachelor of science degree, which he received in 1967.
All that time he was supported by Hanna, who scrimped and saved and managed to purchase a house, then a three-suite apartment building and a farm. Eventually, the couple went into the nursing-home business, where they made their millions.
They raised six children, with Mrs. BUXBAUM fighting to keep the family together despite her husband's repeated romantic dalliances. In June, 1984, he packed his bags but she persuaded him to stay. A month later, on July 5, 1984, she was shot by the side of the road.
A little more than two weeks later, on July 23, the police charged Mr. BUXBAUM with murder.
Children Devastated
The shooting devastated his children. The older ones appeared frequently at his trial, but weren't in court to hear the guilty verdict. Their family friend and pastor, Rev. Douglas DAKIN, who was looking after the children during the trial, said at the time that the children "didn't know what to say" about the verdict. "They didn't know what to do if he got out, and they didn't know what to do if he stays in." Reached this week at his home in Komoka, Mr. DAKIN refused comment on both his and the children's behalf. "They all decided not to say anything."
After Mr. BUXBAUM's conviction on February 13, 1986, the case became even more provocative. During the trial, he had not allowed his first lawyer, Edward GREENSPAN, to play up the fact that he had suffered a stroke and how it had affected his ability to reason. Later, he hired another legal heavyweight, Clayton RUBY, who persuaded him to base his appeal on it. Mr. RUBY argued that Mr. BUXBAUM's stroke had rendered him mentally disabled, and that he was insane when the murder occurred. The proof? Mr. BUXBAUM's refusal to allow an insanity defence to show that he was, in fact, insane. The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear the case, which effectively ended Mr. BUXBAUM's appeal options. Requests to various justice ministers to review the conviction were denied.
Back In Court
There were other legal battles, too: He took on Mr. GREENSPAN to get back some of the $1-million-plus he had paid in legal fees (which his lawyer James CARTHY suggested were the highest ever in Canada.) Mr. BUXBAUM lost.
He was sued by his brother for involving his nephew in the shooting scheme - and for the teen's "severe and traumatic mental and emotional upset and nervous shock" after witnessing his aunt's murder. The nephew won $400,000, which was reduced by $65,000 upon appeal.
Mr. BUXBAUM also fought for control of his wife's $2.8-million estate, objecting to his children's plan to invest the money in Florida real estate.
In the early 1990s, he gave a number of interviews from prison. He complained he had not had a fair trial. He was pursuing yet another attempt to get a justice minister to review his case. He believed he should be the subject of a royal commission.
At Kingston Penitentiary, his prison job was to wash convicts' underwear; when he moved to the medium-security Warkworth Institution, he learned to use a computer and tutored illiterate prisoners. He married again while in prison, but the marriage didn't last.
Not a lot was heard from Mr. BUXBAUM until 1993, when papers around the country ran a story about a personal ad in placed in the Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper. The man who arranged a hit on his wife, watched her get shot in the head, and shattered his family of six kids in the process, was seeking a new companion. Describing himself as "a Christian, generous, caring, loving man," he was seeking someone who was pregnant or had a baby recently but had no man in her life. He was willing to be "a supporting father for your child and a husband-father for yourself."
It's not known whether there were any takers.
Helmuth BUXBAUM was born on March 19, 1939 in East Prussia, Germany. He died of undisclosed causes on November 1, 2007, at Kingston Penitentiary regional hospital, in Kingston, after being transferred there from Warkworth Institution, near Peterborough, Ontario He was 68. He leaves six children, sons Paul, Mark, Phillip and Daniel, and daughters Esther and Ruth.

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BARRETTE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-11-16 published
BRANGET, Louis Charles
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 31, 2007 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie in his 53rd year. He dearly loved his children Crystal, Echo, Nikki, Ernest and Minno and grandchildren Kristen, Cole, Isaiah and Alexandra who all live in British Columbia. Louis was the 5th of 15 children born to Joan BRANGET and the late Ernest BRANGET. He was predeceased by brothers George and John, and sister Mary. Surviving siblings are Diane (McKAY,) Bruce, Raymond, Daniel, Susan (BAZANT), Armand "Joe", Gerald, Joan (STROUD,) Pamela (PIERCE,) Margaret (BARRETTE) and Michael. Louis spent most of his life searching for relief from debilitating emotional and physical pain. He coped by labouring long hours with very little sleep while he did the work of two or three men always in physically demanding situations. He loved a challenge and was happiest doing demolition and salvage work that other contractors would not even bid on. He was always creating something functional or decorative from items that others had discarded. A skilled taxidermist, Louis also enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening, music, and a good laugh. He loved nature and preferred to live outdoors where he felt closest to God. Louis lived his last year in the care of his sister Diane and her husband Brian who saw that his complex health issues were correctly diagnosed and treated. When he was not in hospital undergoing chemo, radiation or surgery treatments for cancer, Louis could be found riding around Creemore on his homemade scooter or his high-tech electric wheelchair. He enjoyed spending time down at the Mad River checking out potential fishing spots and he rarely missed a yard sale. Louis often commented that he wanted to spend the rest of his life in Creemore as it was the happiest and most peaceful period of his life. It was his wish that his ashes be interred at the Creemore Union Cemetery during a private memorial service in the summer of 2008 when all his children can be present. Those who wish to remember Louis in a special way are asked to make a donation to the Creemore Tree Committee, Box 2073, Creemore, Ontario L0M 1G0.
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BARRETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
OLIVER, Lise Marie (née BARRETTE)
Of Norwood, Ontario. Serenely at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Predeceased by her husband and friend William OLIVER, parents Armand and Alice BARRETTE, and siblings Françoise, Jean and Lucien BARRETTE. Survived by her loving children Robin SCOTT (Peter), Brian OLIVER (Nancy PERKINS), cherished grand_son Alex SCOTT, and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in Montreal, Toronto and Dartmouth. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BARRETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
OLIVER, Lise Marie (née BARRETTE)
De Norwood, Ontario. Nous a quitté sereinement CofE dimanche le 29 juillet à l'Hôpitale Campbellford Memorial. Prédécédé par son époux et ami William OLIVER, des ses parents Armand et Alice BARRETTE, frères et soeurs, Françoise, Jean et Lucien BARRETTE. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses affectueux enfant Robin SCOTT (Peter,) Brian OLIVER (Nancy PERKINS,) son petit fils chéri Alex SCOTT, ses belles soeurs, nièces et neveux de Montréal, Toronto et Dartmouth. Donnation à la fondation des maladies du coeur seraient appréciées.

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BARRIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-06 published
COLMAN, Marion Helen (BARRIE)
Helen COLMAN died peacefully on November 4, 2007 at Allendale in Milton, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, Mac, and her son, Bob. Helen is survived by her daughter, Patty WILCOX (John) and family: Kathleen White (Ken) Andrew; Timothy (Suzy) Maggie and Claire; Elizabeth TAILOR/TAYLOR (Ryan;) and nephews, Donald and Ken BARRIE, and Ian and Bruce FOX, and their families. Helen was born on December 6, 1909, in Davidson, Saskatchewan of parents who had moved west from southern Ontario. With a B.A. degree from the University of Toronto and an education degree from the University of Saskatchewan, she spent her first year teaching as Principal of a one room school in Coleville, Saskatchewan. She then taught for seven years at the Llanarthney School for Girls in Edmonton, Alberta. She maintained lasting Friendships with many of her former senior students. Helen married Mac COLMAN, a mining engineer, and settled in Kirkland Lake in 1938. During World War 2, Helen found herself raising two children on various airforce bases in western Canada; finally in Winnipeg. Helen was very active in community service there, serving as President of the Home and School Association, the River Heights Community Centre; and on the boards of the Winnipeg Girl Guides, the Winnipeg Young Women's Christian Association and St. Andrews United Church. The family extends a heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Allendale (Petit House), who cared for Helen for the past eighteen months. There will be no service in Milton but a private service will be held in Winnipeg at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Willow Foundation of Halton Region 203 Georgian Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6H 7H9 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home 114 Main St. Milton 905-878-4452. Letters of condolence may be left for the family at www.mckersie-kocher.ca

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BARRINGTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-18 published
HUNTER, Lorna Alleyn
Traveller, art-lover, friend. Born January 30, 1925, in Toronto. Died September 5 in Toronto following an aneurysm, aged 82.
By Shelagh BARRINGTON, Page L6
Lorna HUNTER was the third child of Annie HART and Joseph HUNTER, Ontario, a barber. Lorna had two older siblings, Harry and Evelyn. The HUNTERs moved into the Toronto neighbourhood of High Park when Lorna was 3.
Lorna attended Runnymede Public School and Humberside Collegiate. Soon after graduation, she began her career at Confederation Life Insurance Company, where she worked until her retirement in 1989. Lorna thoroughly enjoyed her contacts on Bay Street, where she was respected for her common sense approach to business.
What endeared Lorna to many of us was the passion she brought to her many interests. We would hear about the vexing complications involved with renovating her historic home (where she lived throughout her life and where she had lovingly cared for her parents). She continually upgraded the property but Lorna did not rush: she did the research, accumulated the cash and then bought the best.
As a young single woman, Lorna travelled to many exotic locales. She dutifully sent cards regaling family and Friends with her adventures in historic Europe or the Far East (where, as a young person, she took responsibility for two foster children). But it was the West Coast that monopolized her later travel, particularly Seattle and her sister's place in Pender Harbour in B.C.
Lorna's cats were her companions. If she had two (and she often did) they became her upstairs and her downstairs cats and were spoiled.
Lorna loved art and her home was a mini gallery displaying a wide variety of styles and artists. Her passion for flowers was satisfied not just around her own beautifully landscaped home but extended to the Humber Valley United Church where she was a member.
Lorna was a stylish lady and prided herself in staying current and elegant in the fashion world.
Yet, all these interests were second to what she loved best: people. Once Lorna had checked you out and decided you were okay you just became a friend.
There is no better testament to her Friendship than Lorna having a friend from grade school step up to take responsibility for Lorna's life after her incapacitating aneurysm. Friends, family and a favourite godchild continued to visit and assist with her care. Lorna greeted her visitors with a smile and they continued to make her part of their lives, just as she would have if their roles had been reversed.
Lorna's Friends love her because she always welcomed us and treated us as she asked to be treated - with kindness and respect.
Shelagh BARRINGTON is Lorna's friend.

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BARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
BARROW, Teresa
(R.N. Wellesley Hospital)
Peacefully in her sleep at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, on Saturday, December 30th, 2006. Teresa was predeceased by her husband and friend Roy. A very special thank you to the Dr.'s and staff at Sunnybrook and to the compassionate and caring staff at Greenview Lodge. A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge Street, south of Lawrence Ave.) on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Teresa loved flowers and if desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the "Out of Cold" Program, c/o Blessed Sacrament Church. Arrangements under the direction of the Trull Funeral Home "North Toronto Chapel" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 416-488-1101.

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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-12 published
BARRY, Bruce Leroy
It is with great sadness that Bruce's family announces his sudden passing on Monday, September 10th 2007 at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound. Bruce Leroy BARRY of Owen Sound in his 61st year. Beloved husband and special friend for 37 years of Dianne. Wonderful loving father of Debbie and Rob, of Toronto; Steven and Kristie, and Lori and Len, all of Owen Sound. Proud grandpa of Amber, Tyler and Jasmine. Dear brother of Rosalie, Marion, Joan, and Donald. Cherished son of Albert and Irene BARRY. Sadly missed by sister-in-law Carla, nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by a brother, Wayne. Bruce taught for many years at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College, and brought a smile to the face of every customer he served owning Bruce Barry's Small Engine Repair. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Thursday, September 13, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Padre Bob BOUCHARD officiating. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Arthritis Society would be appreciated. In living memory of Bruce an Oak tree will be planted during the service in the meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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BARRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-21 published
DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, Heather Faith
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, November 17, 2007. Heather DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS of Owen Sound at the age of 8 years. Much loved and adored daughter of Al and Lynda DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Beloved sister of Cara. Dearest granddaughter of Ann DAVIS and the late Ray DAVIS and Ella DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS and the late Alan DOUGLAS sr. She will be very sadly missed by her aunts and uncles; Chris DAVIS, Tracey and her husband John BARRY and Elaine DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS, her cousins Krista DAVIS and Brett and Jake BARRY. She will be forever fondly remembered by the many people she touched. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Wednesday from 12 noon until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to G.R.A.C.E., the Humane Society of Grey Bruce or the Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. “Sunshine makes happy horses” Heather DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
LOPER, The Reverend Brant Phister
Died suddenly in his home on Tuesday May 29th 2007, at the age of 77 years. Brant Phister LOPER was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 17th 1929. He was a graduate of Hanover College in Indiana, and completed his theological studies at McCormick Seminary College in Chicago in 1962, after which he served several pastorates in Ohio. Brant was then program director at the Yokefellow Institute in Richmond, Indiana. Brant and his family moved to Canada in 1975, where he served eleven years as the Parish Planner for the Board of Congregational Life with The Presbyterian Church of Canada. In 1989, Brant began his work with the United Church of Canada. His pastorates in Ontario over the years included Knob Hill United Church in Scarborough and Binkley United Church in Hamilton. Rev. LOPER was most proud of his work with Saint_John's United Church in Georgetown, and Glen Williams United Church, where he served as Minister to both parishes simultaneously. Brant always had a positive outlook on life, and attributed this mentality to helping him beat cancer and remain cancer free. In his retirement years, Brant was able to enjoy his many different hobbies and interests. He was an avid supporter of the arts, in particular the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. He attended his Sherlock Holmes group "The Main Street Irregular's", the Halton-Peel Canadian Club, and was a member of the Ontario Black History society with particular interest in the studies and education of the Underground Railroad. He was a Minister Emeritus and a member of the Glen Abbey United Church congregation from which he drew much inspiration. Brant was proud to be a Canadian and was an active member and supporter of the New Democratic Party. A true "people person", Brant was always upbeat and was happiest when surrounded by people where he could engage in stimulating conversation and the sharing of ideas. Brant is survived by his sons Christopher Brant LOPER and his wife Kylie and John Calvin LOPER and his partner Katharine BARTHEL. Proud grandfather of Noah William and Deacon James LOPER. Remembered by his former wives; Chris and John's mother Arvone LOPER and Janice WAUD- LOPER. Predeceased by his parents Brant C. LOPER and Ruth LOPER nee: BARRY. A memorial service will take place on Friday June 8th at 2 p.m. at Saint John's United Church, 11 Guelph Street, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Saint_John's United Church or Glen Abbey United Church. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-21 published
BARRY, Gloria
On Monday, August 20, 2007 at her home. Gloria BARRY, beloved wife of Jack. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Janice and Larry BABINS, Melinda BARRY and Raanan MINTZ, and Jeremy BARRY and Linda STERN. Devoted Gran of Shira, Aviva, Josh, and Arielle. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin), for service on Tuesday, August 21st at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Holy Blossom Temple section. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333.

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BARRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
BARRY, Marion
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 7, 2007. Marion BARRY, wife of Bill BARRY (W.F.H. BARRY.) Later-life of Claire WALKER. Mother of Elaine, Doug and Deborah. Mother-in-law to Mary DELANEY. Second Mother to Marion (Bruce) McLEOD. Great-aunt to Andrew (Florence) and William. Longtime friend of Eileen STARKEY and Blythe ROBERTS. The family will receive Friends at the Tompkins Funeral Home, 63 Garden Street, Gananoque on Wednesday, November 14 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 18 at 2: 00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary (Gananoque Branch). Online condolences at www.tompkinsfuneralhome.ca
In the care of Tompkins Funeral Home, 63 Garden Street, Gananoque K7G 2T8, (613-382-3088)

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