BELFRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
WHITE/WHYTE, "Jane Jordan" (Jane BELFRY) (née APPLETON)
Peacefully on August 28th at St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa, shortly after her 81st birthday and a spirited battle with cancer. Jane is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, G. Russell WHITE/WHYTE of Garry J. Armstrong Home of Ottawa, eldest son John R. WHITE/WHYTE of Ottawa, eldest daughter Holly (Beverley) SCHUT and her husband, Ray, of Toronto, and twins Robert G. WHITE/WHYTE and Barbara A. WHITE/WHYTE of Ottawa. Cherished Grandmother of Shannon and Sarah SCHUT, Jane is also survived by her sister Barbara REID of Federal Way (U.S.A.,) and pre-deceased by her siblings Tim APPLETON and Kay CLARKE of Toronto. "Jane Jordan," as she is known in the literary-arts community, grew up in the Lawrence Park area of Toronto and graduated from Havergal College in 1946. Her father, Franklin Fletcher APPLETON of Wm. Collins and Sons, published the works of many famous Canadian authors including "Two Solitudes" by Hugh MacLennan. Jane Jordan's skill and dedication at promoting Canadian writers, poets, artists and musicians in Toronto (circa 1960s) - and Ottawa beginning in 1973 with her signature series "Folk and Poetry" - garnered the attention and support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and (circa 1990s) TREE with the annually awarded "Jane Jordan Award." Her published works and contributions were extensive - including several books of poetry culminating in A Signature of Leaves (2004, Penumbra Press). Her grace, keen intellect and deep compassion bestowed a legacy of inspiration and gratitude that is keenly felt with the appellation "Fairy Godmother." A Celebration of her life will be held Saturday September 15th at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, commencing with visitations at 1: 30 p.m. Services at 2:30 will be followed by a reception.

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BELFRY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
LAKE, Mary Isabelle Margaret (née HUNTER)
Mary Isabelle Margaret; dearly loved wife of Gerald, faded away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, on Wednesday night, December 26, 2007. Daughter of the late Victor and Luella HUNTER. Dear sister of Etta (Kenneth CURREY,) Daniel HUNTER (Pearl,) the late Ralston HUNTER (Björg,) the late Marilyn (Donald BELFRY) and Marlene (Ib AMONSEN.) Fondly remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Long-time resident of Toronto, born in Simcoe County, Ontario, part-time resident of Muskoka. Will be missed by her many P.E.O. sisters and neighbours. Dedicated worker at Eglinton United most recently a member of Kingsway Lambton United Church. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel 2357 Bloor St. W. at Windermere east of the Jane subway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A Service to Celebrate Isabelle's Life will be held in the Chapel on Monday December 31, 2007 at 1 p.m. Cremation, with interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.turnerporter.ca. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
CARSON, Donald
Entered into rest at his home in Toronto on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in his 90th year. A veteran of World War 2, Donald CARSON is survived by his sister-in-law Mabel CARSON and her family. Dear father of Dan CARSON of Dundalk, Vickie (Steven) BELL of Toronto, Gayle (Fred) GOHEEN of R.R.#1 Dundalk, Mike (Heather) CARSON of Toronto, Laurie (Murray) McKENZIE of R.R.#2 Holstein, Leslie (Michael) MURPHY of West Hill and Glenda CARSON of Toronto. Will be sadly missed by ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the chapel on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 12 noon. Interment in McNeil Cemetery, Priceville. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation was held on Saturday from 11 to 12 noon.
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-04 published
BELL, Mary and Leslie
In memory of Mary, July 2003 and Leslie, January 1989.
As time goes by, memories keep them near
We will never forget those precious years,
The ones we spent with you.
- Don, Joan and Jean
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-12-12 published
MAINPRIZE, Joan " Mom"
if we could bring you back again,
For one more hour or day,
We'd express all our unspoken love
We'd have countless things to say.
if we could bring you back again,
We'd say we treasured you,
And that your presence in our lives
Meant more than we ever knew.
If we could bring you back again,
To tell you what we should,
You'd know how much we miss you now,
And if we could, we would.
- Always remembered, Jim BELL and the boys.
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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
BAST, Cory Stewart “Elvis&rdquo
On Monday, January 1, 2007 at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, surrounded by family after winning a courageous battle with leukemia, passed away due to complications from H.L.H. a rare blood disorder, at the age of 15 years. Beloved son of Dale and Heather BAST of Kitchener. Cherished brother of Amanda (Bug.) Also brother of Dillon and David BAST of Elliot Lake. Loving grand_son of Winston and Dorothy BELL of Kitchener and Carla FRIES and her husband Ross of Kitchener. Great-grand_son of Madeline PEGELO of Chesley. Dear nephew of Jason and Becky BELL, Dallas and Jenny BELL, Monty BELL and Liz TOD, Todd and Brandi BAST, Mark FRIES and Lori FRIES. Dear cousin of Nicki, Reann, Hayden, Nathan, Kyle, Ethan, Gracie and Chase. Cory will be missed by his many Friends. Predeceased by his grandfather Ralph BAST, uncle Kelly BAST (Whitey.) Cory was a grade 10 student at Bluevale Collegiate. He touched many peoples lives through his quick wit, easy smile and caring character. He loved music and spending time working in the garage on various projects. Cory's family will receive relatives and Friends on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 noon-12: 45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2007 in the chapel of the funeral home. Rev. Brenda WOODALL officiating. Interment Bridgeport Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy donations to Children's Wish Foundation, Hospital for Sick Children or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Cory's memorial.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-13 published
BELL, Selina Alice (HARMER)
Peacefully at her home, and while in her sleep, on Thursday January 11, 2007, at the age of 87. The former Selina HARMER, beloved wife of the late Mervyne BELL of Thornbury. Cherished mother of Judith BELL of Meaford, Dennis BELL and his wife Maureen of Thornbury, and Daniel BELL, also of Meaford. Predeceased by a son Donald BELL of Thornbury in 1996. Loving Nana of Adam BELL of Barrie and Jeremy BELL of Toronto, Jason BELL and his wife Bobi of Meaford, and Jennifer and her husband Grant JONES of Collingwood. Sadly missed by great-grandchildren: Noah, Lukas and Hayden. Dear sister of Lucille WICKENS of Thornbury and Douglas of Sudbury. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Irene BELL and Irene HARMER of Thornbury. Following cremation, a private family service of interment will be conducted at Union Cemetery in Thornbury. There will be no public visitation. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Osteoporosis Society of Canada would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, Box 556, Thornbury, Ontario. N0H 2P0 (519-599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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BELL 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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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-18 published
HEPBURN, Eleanor Mae (BENNETT)
Of Wiarton, peacefully surrounded by all her loving family on Saturday June 16, 2007 at London Health Sciences. The former Eleanor Mae BENNETT in her 80th year. Loving wife of Ellery for 58 years. Cherished mother of Karen (Jack MacKINNON,) Yellowknife Kathy (Dave WILSON), Sauble Beach; Gwen GILBERT (friend Ernie FARROW), Wiarton; Marilyn (Garth CAMPBELL), R.R.#1 Hepworth Keith (Dianne), Wiarton; Brent (Wanda), R.R.#4 Wiarton; Vern (Diane), R.R.#4 Markdale; Vic (Brenda), Wiarton; and Melanie (Graham CRAIG), Belfast, Northern Ireland. Beloved Grandmother of Jennifer (Mike WATTERS,) Stephanie (Paul SENIOR,) Heidi (Don VAIL,) Jody WILSON (Laura,) Tatum (friend Brent BELL,) Rachel (Kevin HOWELL), Derick (Joy), Jay, Ronnie (Lindsay), Janna (friend Trevor ORTMAN), Alison, Nick, Mitzi, Nita, Kyle, Kurt, Amy and Sophia. Great-Grandmother of Erin, Cassy, Kate, Jessica, Caillean, Tristan Zach, Braden, Josh and Reid. Dear sister of Arnold BENNETT, Red BAY; and Marlene (Ross DAVIDSON,) Wiarton. Sadly missed by her brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and many Friends. Predeceased by son-in-law Rick GILBERT; brother, Gordon and sister, Connie BURK/BURKE. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service celebrating Mae's life will be conducted from Saint_John's United Church, Wiarton on Wednesday June 20th, 2007 at 1 o'clock. Rev. Ed LAKSMANIS officiating. Interment in Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Heart and Stroke, Lung Association, Diabetes Association or the South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Mae, a Lilac tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-27 published
BELL, Alzina Pearl (née MELLON)
After a long illness, Alzina went peacefully, with her family at her side at Lee Manor on Sunday June 24, 2007. “Alley” BELL (née MELLON) of Owen Sound in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Frederick Earnest BELL, son Lorne Wayne BELL, son Frederick BELL, grand_son Timothy BELL, great-grand_son Kyle BELL and eleven brothers and sisters. The loss of Alzina will be greatly mourned by her children Diane (Barry) SCHONAUER, Jim (Joanne BOOMER) BELL and Harry BELL all of Owen Sound and her brother Egbert (Marg) MELLON of Prescott. Alzina will be sadly missed by 15 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 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. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-08 published
JOHANNSON, Edgar
Passed away July 31, 2007, at the age of 84 at the Chesley, Ontario hospital after complications from a broken hip. He was born Christmas Day, December 25th, 1922, in Edmonton, Alberta. He went to school at the University of Alberta and graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Before retiring in the mid 1980s, Edgar worked for Canadian Blower and Forge Company, Buffalo Forge and Aerofin Corporation. Over the years he lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; West Des Moines, Iowa; and in St. Charles, Illinois. He most recently lived at the Sunshine Centre in Waterloo, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean BAUMAN/BOWMAN, and by his stepsister, Gretta SMITH. He is survived by five children: Jenny AMY of Southampton; Karen NOLL of Maryhill Lynn JOHANNSON of Glen Williams; Eric JOHANNSON of St. Charles, Illinois and Joyce JOHANNSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also survived by sister Joyce BELL of Drumheller, Alberta; stepsister Margaret WILLIAMS of Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom and brother Ken JOHANNSON of Rochester, Minnesota., as well as by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service for the Interment of Ashes will be held at Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, on Saturday October 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials that help celebrate Ed's life and broad range of interests. Plant a tree, support lifelong learning programs or institutions, encourage a child to learn, support civic engagement, or donate to an arts program of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton Ontario. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-21 published
PRINGLE, Charles Alexander " Alex"
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Services on Sunday, August 19th, 2007. Charles Alexander PRINGLE, of R.R.#4 Chatsworth, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Marianne PRINGLE (née FRASER.) Dear father of Mary Anne LIPSKIE, and her husband Dave, Ruth BELL, and her husband Lyle, both of Desboro, Fraser PRINGLE, and his wife, Florence, of Tara, Gerald PRINGLE, and his wife Sherry, of Owen Sound. Loving grandfather of Debbie, Jennifer, Mark, Grant, Adam (Melissa), Amanda, Dustin, and Samuel. Survived by his brothers Don PRINGLE, and his wife Ruth, of Owen Sound, John PRINGLE, and his wife Gail, of Chesley, his sister Frances WARK, and her husband Ted, of Chatsworth, his sisters-in-law Ada PRINGLE, of Owen Sound, and Donna DAVIS, and her husband Phil, of Burlington. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Grace PRINGLE, and his brothers Mac, and Hughie. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service for Alex PRINGLE will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Melinda CORNFIELD officiating. Interment in Chatsworth Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Parkinson's Foundation, or the Make a Wish Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-23 published
LEMON, Lorne Ernest
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Services-Meaford, on Tuesday August 21st, 2007. Lorne Ernest LEMON of R.R.#2 Annan, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Alberta LEMON (née McKEE.) Dear father of Rick LEMON (Grace,) of Eugenia, John LEMON (Jane CALLAGHAN,) of Annan, and Bradley LEMON (Marilyn,) of Annan. Loving grandfather of Kira, Maia, Lauren, Jaclyn, Adam, Ben, Brittney, Mikayla, Joseph and Jennifer. Survived by his sister Muriel SIMPSON, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents John and Florence LEMON, and his brother Elwood LEMON. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service for Lorne LEMON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 25th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Sylvia BELL officiating. Interment in Leith Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Annan Trinity United Church or the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-29 published
McGIRR, Jennie Catherine (LYTLE)
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Monday, August 27th, 2007. The former Jennie Catherine LYTLE, of Durham, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford McGIRR. Survived by her sister-in-law Annie LYTLE of Kitchener. Jennie was a very special Aunt and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. She is predeceased by her parents Wesley and Isabel LYTLE, and her siblings Noble LYTLE, Margaret BELL, and Irwin LYTLE. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where members of the Lady Grey Rebekah Lodge will hold a memorial service at 6: 45 p.m. A Celebration of Jennie's Life will be held at Knox United Church on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, DCHCF - Durham Hospital or Knox United Church Youth Group would be appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
BELL, Isabel (BURROWS)
At the Southampton Care Centre on Saturday evening, October 6th, 2007, at the age of 94 years, the former Isabel BURROWS of Port Elgin. Wife of the late Jack BELL. Mother of Barbara Jane and her husband Vic RUSZCZYK of R.R.#3, Hanover. Grams to Tyna and her friend Simon MERRITT, and Doctor Renee and John FLEMING/FLEMMING of Guelph. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Isabel was predeceased by her son Robert James in 2005. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 9th. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Chuck MOON officiating. The Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Branch #340 Port Elgin will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 10.30 a.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #340 Auxiliary, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
JACKSON, Gladys Amelia (née JOHNSON)
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, in Marianhill Nursing Home, Pembroke, on Saturday, October 6, 2007, in her 88th year. Gladys JACKSON (née JOHNSON) of Pembroke, and formerly of Owen Sound, dear wife of the late Nelson JACKSON (1965.) Cherished mother of Milly BHATTACHARYYA (Dr. Asok), Pembroke. Much loved Grandma to Jeff WOOD (Michelle), Belleville; Julia PORTER (Roy), Los Angeles, California; Anji LEGER (John), Ottawa; and Robin BHATTACHARYYA, Ottawa. Proud great-grandmother of Nathan LEGER. Dear sister of Ann STROHM (late Allan,) Innisfil. Loving Auntie Gladys to Cherie TIMSON (Jeff) and their children Greg and Ashley, Thornhill; and Wayne STROHM, Innisfil. Predeceased by her parents Jessie (née BELL) and Arthur JOHNSON. Honouring Gladys' wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. Family graveside service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, at a later date. Arrangements by the Malcolm, Deavitt, and Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. (As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.) Online condolences and donations available at www.malcolmanddeavitt.com

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-22 published
DERBY, Edna Elizabeth (née PERROTT)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Friday October 19, 2007. Edna DERBY (née PERROTT) of Southampton in her 86th year. Wife of the late Leon Eugene DERBY. Dear mother of Susan and her husband Bob BELL of Southampton and Leonard and his wife Patricia of Cowansville, Quebec. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Ware DERBY and by her sisters-in-law, Alfreda NEIL, Addie TRACY and Pat LAHUE. Special aunt of Agnes RYCHARD of Cowansville, Quebec. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Lisa, Melissa and Kelly and by her 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her twin sister, Ethel ROSS and 11 other brothers and sisters. Cremation. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Wednesday October 24, 2007 from 7 until 8: 30 p.m. at which time, a Memorial Service to Remember Edna DERBY's life will be conducted in the Family Room of the Funeral Home. Reverend Margaret GREENHOW will officiate. A further Memorial Service and Interment of Ashes will follow at St. Aidans Anglican Church, Sutton Junction, Quebec, on Saturday October 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. Expressions of Remembrance to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the BMP Hospital Foundation, Cowansville Quebec. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

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BELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-10 published
BELL, Grace Catherine (née FRANKLIN)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Sunday, December 9th, 2007. Grace Catherine BELL (née FRANKLIN,) of Owen Sound, in her 80th year. Dearly beloved wife of Glen BELL for 59 years. Loving mother of Gary BELL and his wife, Linda and Gregory BELL. Grace will be sadly missed by her sisters, Nettie FRIES and her husband, Elric and Geraldine STEVENSON. Predeceased by her parents, Mark and Elsie FRANKLIN and her brother, Mark FRANKLIN and his wife, Clarine. Grace was a well known clerk on Owen Sound's main street for forty years. She enjoyed serving the public as a cheerful and helpful clerk during her years with Warrilow's and McKay Brothers. The family would like to thank Doctor WARD and the staff of Intensive care Unit and Critical Care Unit for their care. A Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Grace BELL will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Mark LOWERY/LOWREY/LOWRIE/LOWRY officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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BELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
HAMMOND, Sydney "Ab"
Of Port Stanley, on Monday, January 1, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, in his 86th year. Dearly loved husband of 61 years of Mary HAMMOND and loved father of Bruce and his wife Ruth Ann, Scott and his wife Anne and Dean HAMMOND. Dear father-in-law of Ann BELL of London. Dear brother of Ross and his wife Susan HAMMOND of California. Predeceased by a brother Ralph and two sisters Julia and Marjorie and by two brothers Wilson and Clifford HAMMOND killed as pilots during World War 2. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grand_son Andrew HAMMOND. Ab was born in Montreal on July 19, 1921, the son of the late Henry James and Nellie (LETTS) HAMMOND. He was well respected in business for many years in Saint Thomas where he owned and operated Jennings Furniture. He served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during World War 2 with the Night Intruder Squadron flying Mosquitos over Germany. After the war he was Squadron Leader of the Snowy Owl Squadron for ten years at Crumlin. Ab was a member of the Saint Thomas Curling Club and a member of the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club over 50 years. He was a former member of the Saint Thomas Kiwanis Club and a member of the Golden "K" Kiwanis Club and was a of member of the Port Stanley Legion Branch 410 over 61 years. Ab was a member of the Saint Thomas Masonic Lodge #44 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons He had a great respect for all people and loved and respected nature and the outdoors. He treasured Friends and Friendship. A public service to celebrate Ab's life will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 1: 00 p.m. at First United Church, 7 Curtis Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital of Western Ontario or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit.) Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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BELL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-05-30 published
HEATHERINGTON, Kenneth Andrew
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Friday May 18, 2007 with his family by his side. Kenneth HEATHERINGTON, of Barrie, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Ruth HEATHERINGTON (nee GILCHRIST.) Loving father of Jean and her husband Ray LYONS of R.R.#7 Orillia and the late Joan and her husband John FERGUSON of Barrie. Cherished grandfather of Heather, Drew, Angela and Jennifer. son of the late William and Altha HEATHERINGTON and brother of Eleanor and her husband Andrew BELL of Mississauga. Friends called at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (Clapperton and Worsley Streets), Barrie on Wednesday May 23rd, 2007 from 10 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment at Stayner Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com
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BELL 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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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
BELL, Leslie Richard (1946-2007)
Leslie Richard BELL passed away on June 15th, 2007. son of the famed Doctor Leslie BELL, Richard was regarded the world over as one of the greatest keyboard players. In a career that spanned 5 decades, he played on over 400 albums, and performed with artists including Janis Joplin, The Band, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, John Sebastian, Colin Linden, Paul Butterfield, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Pork Belly Futures. His music and his spirit will live on. Richard is survived by his mother Leona HELWIG, predeceased by Doctor Leslie R. BELL, step-son of Carl HELWIG, beloved brother of Janet MacEY (Gordon,) greatly missed by his niece Roz MacEY (Lori DEGRAW,) nephews, Richard MacEY, Doug MacEY (Leah HOMMA) and Gord MacEY. Many thanks to Doctor Gina PILIOTIS, Melba JOHNSON and all of the staff at the Sunnybrook Health and Science Centre who helped to make Richard's days as comfortable as possible. A celebration of Richard's life will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Steamwhistle Brewery located just south of the C.N. tower.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-20 published
BELL, Gordon William Fredric
Passed away on June 18, 2007 at Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. in his 44th year. Resting at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home, 2000 Center Street, West Roxbury, Massachusetts. 617-325-2000 (call for details). Service at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, June 22nd. Ever remembered by loving wife Joann. Dear father of Malcolm, stepfather to Jessie (Eric). Beloved son of Marion and the late Fredric BELL. Lovingly remembered by aunts and uncles Gordon, Joan and George, Yvonne and Bob, Richard and Pixie and cousins Susan, David and Roxanne.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-21 published
WHIPPS, Charles Bernard
Passed away peacefully and with great dignity on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer. Chuck was born December 14, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. He made his way to Canada in 1950 where he played for Toronto Balmy Beach Football team (Ontario Rugby Football Union champs in 1950) and made Canada his home after retiring from the U.S. Army in 1954. He worked in the tool business in Canada and the U.S., owning Strongridge Limited until 1996 and was a valued member of W.W. Sales right up until his death. Chuck will be remembered for his love of family and Friends, his laughter, his gift of storytelling and his passion for golf.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Maria; mother Betty WHIPPS sister Marcia BELL; brother George E. (Polly) WHIPPS; children: Georgia (Glenn) WIOR; Catherine (James) REID; Charles (Lorrie) WHIPPS; Suzanne (Desmond) O'CALLAGHAN and Danielle (Peter) WATERS stepchildren: Christina (Steve) RAMSEY; Pedro (Darlene) AMARO Paul (Vi) AMARO; grandchildren: PVC Michael WIOR, Robyn (Mark) Reid SPENCER, Caitlin, Daniel and Jared REID; Ben and Chelsea WHIPPS; Conor, Sean and Kathleen O'CALLAGHAN; Shane and Shelby WATERS; Sean and Kyle RAMSEY; Jared AMARO and Michael AMARO. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and Marguerite MARLATT, the mother of his 5 children.
At Chuck's request, his remains have been cremated. Please join us for a celebration of his life to be held on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at The Brampton Golf Club (Maple Room) located at 7700 Kennedy Road South in Brampton. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
DAzzling keyboard artist found a place in rock 'n' roll history
Quintessential sideman accompanied Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins and others before returning to Canada to play with the likes of Toronto's Pork Belly Futures
By Nicholas JENNINGS, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- Among blues-rock soloists and accompanists, he had few equals. An exceptional pianist, organist and accordion player, Richard BELL left his mark on more than 400 albums. Renowned for his dazzling keyboard chops, performed with such legendary figures as Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield and Bob Dylan, and played a supporting role in some key events in rock 'n' roll history.
Following a stint in the Hawks under Ronnie Hawkins, the classically trained pianist joined Ms. Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band and toured North America.
In 1970, he accompanied the iconic Ms. Joplin on the Festival Express, the historic rock 'n' roll train journey. With Full Tilt, he also appeared on Ms. Joplin's Pearl, her bestselling and most acclaimed album.
Mr. BELL's early-session work included playing on John Sebastian's album Welcome Back, which contained the theme song for the hit television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
He became a full-fledged member of The Band, working with Levon Helm and others, played on the group's final three albums (Jericho, High on the Hog and Jubilation) and performed at Mr. Dylan's 30th-anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden.
Not content to be a sideman - no matter how highly valued by others - he doggedly pursued his own projects, such as producing, arranging and composing a good number of record albums.
"He played with optimism, intelligence and humour, and that made him a fine accompanist as well as a powerful, energetic soloist," says Garth Hudson of The Band. "Richard followed in the tradition of great piano players we had, from Willard 'Pop' Jones and Richard Manuel to Stan Szelest. He was a big part of that lineage for us."
Like many Canadian musicians, Mr. BELL had been drawn south across the border to find work, but in 1989 he returned home, partly at the urging of the Toronto-born songwriter and guitarist, Colin LINDEN. As it turned out, the move was the beginning a long association with Mr. LINDEN, who, as a producer of records, ended up having him perform on more than 40 albums. "He had an incredible way of moving the air when he played."
The association with Mr. LINDEN led to constant session work with Bruce Cockburn, Cowboy Junkies, Sue Foley, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Pork BELLy Futures, and many others. He was also a member of the Nashville country-rock supergroup Burrito Deluxe, performing and contributing songs to its most recent album, Disciples of the Truth.
"He was completely fearless," says Mr. LINDEN. " When he had an idea, he wouldn't hold back - he'd always go for it."
The secret, Mr. LINDEN said, was that at the core of his friend's music lay great strength of character.
The son of Doctor Leslie BELL, a respected Canadian chorale director who founded the Leslie Bell Singers, but who also composed string quartets and played woodwinds in symphony orchestra, young Richard began playing piano at age four and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He attended Upper Canada College, where he excelled at music and was a member of the school's football, hockey and squash teams.
In 1962, his father died. After that, he began playing in local bands with older boys. "I was playing fraternity parties that would get raided by the police, and my mom would freak out," he told an interviewer recently. "But I kept going right through my teenage years."
Although he enrolled at the University of Toronto to study economics and political science, Mr. BELL found the lure of rock 'n' roll too strong and dropped out. He joined the local group Ritchie Knight and the Midnights and began gigging around southern Ontario.
In 1968, he was recruited to join Mr. Hawkins' band, an early version of the group Crowbar. For good measure, he brought along his friend Richard Newell, a vocalist and harmonica player who became known as King Biscuit Boy.
After that, everything happened in a rush. The following year, he appeared with Mr. Hawkins at New York's Fillmore East auditorium where they opened for Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs and Englishmen. He was spotted by Janis Joplin's manager, Albert Grossman, who sounded him out about joining the singer's new ensemble.
In landing the job, Mr. BELL signed on with a group that, like the original version of The Band, included three other Canadians. They were Ken Pearson on organ, John Till on guitar and Brad Campbell, a bassist who had previously played with two groups - The Last Words and The Paupers. The lone American was drummer Clark Pierson.
In early 1970, Ms. Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band began rehearsing and woodshedding - improvising harmony by ear - in San Francisco. Recalls Mr. Pearson: "I was already out there when Richard arrived. He knocked at the door and said, 'Hi, I'm Richard BELL from Toronto.' I asked him what he played, and he said piano. I thought, well, there goes my job. When we went to rehearsal, Janis goes, 'Don't worry, boys, I'm having both organ and piano.' So we flipped a coin and I wound up playing organ and he got piano. We forged a bond right then and there."
It was his work in Full Tilt that first brought Mr. BELL to the attention of Mr. Hudson. Around that time, The Band joined Full Tilt on the Festival Express (Full Tilt's performances from that tour are captured on both the Festival Express DVD and the extended reissued CD edition of Pearl).
Interestingly, the tour was also Mr. LINDEN's introduction to Mr. BELL's playing. Just 10 years old, Mr. LINDEN happened to see him perform with Ms. Joplin in Port Chester, New York "I was such a music fan that it really meant something to me, seeing these Canadian musicians up there on stage," he recalls. "It was a mighty band, and I immediately became aware of what a great player Richard was."
Full Tilt disbanded with the death of Ms. Joplin in October of that year. Mr. BELL moved to Woodstock, New York where he immersed himself in session work for the likes of Judy Collins, Karen Dalton, Eric Andersen and others. For the next two decades, he was kept busy with recording dates at different studios all over the United States.
During that time, he lived briefly in Alabama and in Atlanta, Georgia., where he was married briefly to Mary DEACON and where he gave up music to work for her father's drywall company.
By 1989, however, he had followed the sound of music back to Woodstock, and to the network of recording studios that had developed in the wake of the legendary concert 20 years earlier. There, he first met Mr. LINDEN and began to make a new string of connections. Recalls Mr. LINDEN: "He told me, 'I've been away from my family too long and really want to be with them, so I'm going to move back to Canada.' I suggested he give me a call."
Not long after that, Mr. BELL turned up in Toronto and found himself playing in Mr. LINDEN's band, and on a steady number of albums. "He'd show up at a session and be very relaxed and cool and easygoing," says Mr. LINDEN. " Then he would play, blow everybody away and then leave. He was like a producer's secret weapon, especially when he first came back to Canada and people didn't know that much about him."
And, perhaps because he was back in the game, and doing what he most loved, Mr. BELL never complained.
"He always had an incredibly positive attitude, never cynical," says Mr. LINDEN. " Once, my band was playing some horrible place where Richard had to haul his keyboards up three flights of stairs, and we'd get to the top and I'd say, 'How're doing?' He'd say, 'Well, sure beats drywall.' "
It was around then that he teamed up with such groups as The Cowboy Junkies and the enigmatically named Pork Belly Futures, a popular new band whose debut album, Way Past Midnight, had become something of a hit.
Paul Quarrington, the front man for Pork Belly Futures, says Mr. BELL was a musician whose emotions ran deep. "He played with heartfelt intensity.
"Ultimately, the essence of Richard was that he liked to be surprising," adds Mr. Quarrington, who also happens to be a Governor General Award-winning novelist. "He was musically sophisticated, but also profoundly silly - in the best possible way."
Despite such accolades, Mr. BELL remained a humble musician. "He was as modest as he was talented," says Mr. Pearson. "If you ever tried to compliment him, he wouldn't put up with it - he'd crack a joke."
According to those closest to him, Mr. BELL maintained an upbeat, youthful spirit through an eagerness to learn new things. A lover of gadgets of all kinds, he embraced computers, iPods and the latest music technology - sometimes to a fault.
"His keyboard systems could get very mutinous during recording sessions," says Mr. Quarrington. "I was always factoring in an hour or two for Richard messing around with his gear."
For his part, Mr. Hudson recalls how Mr. BELL's technological talents proved a boon to The Band. "He'd bring a computer with music-notation software and a printer with us on the road when he was writing horn parts for us … Then he'd print out the charts in the hotel room in between gigs.
"He was way ahead of us in the computer-skills department."
An avid reader, Mr. BELL loved to share favourite books with Friends and colleagues, whether it was Raymond Chandler novels or the latest bestseller. Says Mr. LINDEN: " Richard and I were both fans of the mystery writer James Lee Burke, who once wrote 'Never treat a brave man as anything less.' I thought about that so much with Richard in this past year, because he dealt with his illness with such incredible grace.
"I've never known a finer man or a better musician. It's as simple as that."
Leslie Richard BELL was born in Toronto on March 5, 1946. He died of cancer at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on June 15, 2007. He was 61. He leaves his mother, Leona HELWIG, sister, Janet MacEY, his niece Roz MacEY and nephews Richard MacEY, Doug MacEY and Gord MacEY.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
MacLEAN, Mary Margaret " Marg" (née DAVIS)
Peacefully, in hospital, with her family at her side, on 25 July 2007, Ottawa, Ontario. Born 25 February 1916, Winnipeg, Manitoba to Robert J. DAVIS (Larne, Northern Ireland) and Ethel M. ABERNETHY (Kingston, Ontario). Marg joins her dear, late husband, Roderick Watson MacLEAN (1979,) and two precious children, Duncan and Katherine (1945). Beloved mother of Brian Roderick of Ottawa (Debbie GIBSON) and Margaret Joan (Arnold DAGENAIS) of Vancouver, and loving Gramma Marg to Duncan and Brilee. She was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert A. and Elinore DAVIS, sisters-in-law, Jean and Jessie MacLEAN and Betty TILLEY, brothers-in-law, Bruce MacLEAN and Reid TILLEY, and cousin, Irene POWERS. She is survived by brother-in-law, John MacLEAN (Toronto,) sister-in-law Joy MacLEAN (Calgary,) and Clarke and MaryLou GIBSON (Wasaga Beach). Marg delighted in her family as mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, step-grandmother, great step-grandmother, aunt and great aunt, and was a wonderful friend to all who knew her. She will be remembered with much love. A member of 'the Chestnut Street gang' with Edna Houston and the late Allie Williams, Marg was educated at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba before moving to Ottawa and Queen's University (B.A., 1937). She and her dear friend, Isobel Muir, met at Queen's. At Carleton University Marg was Secretary to the Graduate School. An avid 'B' golfer, Marg was a long-time member of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, a past captain of the women golfers at the Hunt Club, played regularly with the business women and curled when the snow came. She loved bridge and played regularly till just before her death. A love of travel took her from Russia to New Zealand with family visits to Mexico and to cousin, Ibby BELL, in Northern Ireland. She was an active member of Glebe Saint_James United Church. For years she was a community volunteer. For the last several years Marg was part of the community at The Palisades Ottawa where she had many long-time and new Friends who were wonderful company. The Glebe had been her neighbourhood since coming to Ottawa, even while living in Alta Vista. Thank you all for your Friendships. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Marg's Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, 2 August 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. Donations can be made in Marg's memory to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Thanks to the staff at The Palisades-Ottawa, the nursing staff of 8 West at the Ottawa General Hospital and in particular, to Doctor BARNES, Doctor MacKINNON, Hillary GRAHAM and Kelly Ann BAINES for their caring support. Thanks also to Rev. George CLIFFORD for his constant Friendship and guidance. Condolences/tributes: mcgarryfamily.ca

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
BELL, Mary-Ellen (née THORNBURY)
It is with deep sadness that her family announces the death of Mary-Ellen BELL. She died peacefully in the early morning hours of July 30th, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Beloved wife of the late George E. BELL. Loving and devoted mother of Jilean (Mark ROTHARMEL.) Much-loved and devoted 'Nanny' to her grandchildren Owen and Marina. Mary-Ellen was very fortunate to be part of a large and loving family and the support and love of the Thornbury clan extends like a warm embrace to all of us. She was also blessed with the love of many caring nieces and nephews who thought the world of her. Her deep connection to her family extended to her beloved grandchildren upon whom she bestowed praise, affection and love. She created many wonderful memories for her family that they will cherish forever. Mary-Ellen touched everyone she knew with her thoughtfulness, warmth and generosity. She lived life to the fullest and pursued many activities and interests. She was a beautiful and elegant woman and a natural athlete who excelled at many sports from semi-pro baseball to golfing and competitive curling and, in her later years, she took up tai chi. She had a lengthy career at Confederation Life before her marriage, quite an accomplishment in those days. Mary-Ellen's varied interests ranged from antique-hunting to gardening and she happily enjoyed traveling near and far whether at the cottage preparing for large gatherings of family and Friends or traveling across Canada and the U.S. Underpinning all these things were her strong sense of family values and her care and concern for others. Mary-Ellen was an active volunteer at a great number of church and community events throughout her lifetime. Her strong sense of values, her boundless energy and her love of life are among the many memories of MaryEllen we will hold close to our hearts. The family wishes to thank their Friends, neighbours and extended family for their love and support and to thank Sylvia Partab, Mary-Ellen's friend and companion, for her compassion and caring from the first moment we met her. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 2nd. A Family Service of Remembrance and Celebration for Mary-Ellen's life will be held in Woodville United Church, Woodville, Ontario on Friday, August 3rd at 1: 00 p.m. Interment at Smith's Cemetery, Woodville. Reception to follow at Woodville United Church. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations in MaryEllen's name may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
BELL, Basil Ellsworth
After a short but very courageous battle at Saint Michael's Hospital in his 58th year. Devoted husband and best friend to Susan for 35 years. Loving father to Nicole Bell WEBSTER (Josh) and Alanna DURDLE (Andrew.) Proud Pupa to Jonah and Jake and Austin. Special thanks to his "boys" for carrying him to God's door. Special thanks to all of his angels at Saint Michael's Hospital. We are forever grateful. Basil you will live in our hearts forever. A celebration of Basil's life will be held at Saint_John's United Church 2 Nobert Rd., Toronto. On Thursday August 09, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Saint Michael's hospital or Scleroderma Society Of Canada would be appreciated.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
EATON, Nancy Leigh " Snubby" (née GOSSAGE)
Beloved daughter of the late Leigh McCarthy GOSSAGE and Brookes Ferrar GOSSAGE, succumbed to the lingering and unforgiving lung disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at Granite Place, Toronto on August 7, 2007 in her 82nd year. Snubby was tragically pre-deceased by her cherished only daughter, Nancy (Tiger) Alice EATON, on January 21, 1985. Snubby was a loving sister to David and Michael GOSSAGE and is fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Jane JANSON, Diana FLOCK, Paul GOSSAGE, Susan BELL, Valerie CROOK and Graeme GOSSAGE, as well as an extended family of admiring cousins. She is also survived by her beloved poodle 'Poppy' and by a number of extremely close Friends and caregivers, particularly Dr. Gerald COOK, whose love and unfailing support over the many years brought her immeasurable comfort and Snubby's many devoted caregivers, Maria Barcelos, Rhonda Castro, Myrna Loman, Evelyn Ogalesco, Magda Gombos, Melinda Gombos and Janice Auld. She was once a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service and had varied interests, insights and opinions (always to be considered seriously). She was honest, frank and funny. Her bright spark and determination helped her survive the darkest of hours and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the many other special Friends, physicians, nurses and caregivers who devoted themselves to Snubby's care and well-being, especially as she became increasingly incapacitated. In accordance with her wishes, Snubby's ashes will be buried with Tiger in the family plot at Mount Pleasant cemetery and there will not be a public funeral. A reception for family and Friends will be held at The Badminton and Racquet Club, 25 St. Clair Ave. W. on Thursday, September 6 at 1: 00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Asthma and Airways Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital (Respiratory Division) (in honour of Doctor Kenneth Chapman), the IBD Fellowship Fund at The Sunnybrook Foundation (in honour of Doctor Fred Saibil) or Toronto Botanical Garden (in honour of Susan and Geoffrey Dyer). Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
HAYWARD, Stephen Douglas Leith (1938-2007)
It is with great sadness that the family of Stephen HAYWARD announces his passing on July 19, 2007. son of the late Flora and Bill 'Happy' HAYWARD, loving father of Justin (Susan BELL) and Susan KIER, proud grandfather of Emma Barbara, brother to Carolyn NIXON (Donald,) intriguing uncle to Stephanie (Albert WISCO) and Andy (Vanessa,) great uncle to Andy WISCO and Lucas NIXON. Steve will also be mourned by Barbara HAYWARD and his wonderful neighbour Fred Bodsworth. Steve brought joy to the lives of countless people in the Beach and British Columbia. He loved his music, the wilderness, adventure and a good conversation. A celebration of his life will be held at The Alpine (1102 Kingston Road, Toronto) on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 2 p.m. Friends wishing to remember Steve can make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. On t'aime Papa

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-21 published
WILCOX, David F.
After a long and determined struggle with cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday September 19, 2007 at the age of 62. Former Senior Executive at Liquor Control Board of Ontario. David, will be missed by his loving wife and partner Janet, sons Michael and Christopher, mother-in-law Eva GLYN- JONES, sisters Joan CAMPBELL, Pat COLLIE (Bill), Barb BELL (Gord BELL), brother-in-law Ian GLYN- JONES (Cathy,) sister-in-law Penny METZA (Bob GEORGE.) He will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Kathleen WILCOX and father-in-law Ogwen GLYN- JONES. David will be especially missed by his golfing and curling buddies and his many other close Friends. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Bayview Golf and Country Club, 25 Fairway Heights Dr., Thornhill, (Steeles and Leslie) on Thursday September 27 from 11: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. No flowers please. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Palliative Pacers Fund.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
BELL, Douglas " Doug" Hindmarsh (1932-2007)
Formerly of Toronto and Mont Tremblant, peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on September 26, 2007 after a valiant battle with CNS Lymphoma (cancer of the brain). He is survived by his wife, Joan (née ATKINSON;) his three children Jonathan, Tony and Lisa (AGNEESSENS;) and his five grandchildren. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to either the Ottawa Hospital Foundation or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Private memorials will be held in Ottawa and Toronto. Online tributes may be sent to www.mem.com.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
REDMOND, Wendie Elizabeth (née PARTINTON)
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, September 27th, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Henry Charles "Bud" REDMOND and mother of the late Stephen Charles REDMOND (1983). Wendie was born in Hamilton on April 7th, 1941, the daughter of the late Rilla STIPE and Norman PARTINTON. She was the adopted daughter of Doctor J.K. McGREGOR and Trudy and T.J. BELL. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hamilton. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation Tools for Treatments for Cancer or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-01 published
HENRY, Braden Patrick Thomas " Brad"
Brad passed away unexpectedly on September 28th in his eightieth year with his family at his side. He is survived by Joyce, his wife and best friend for over 55 years, his sons and daughters David (Loree,) Paul (Jennie,) Brenda (Ron BELL) and his ten precious grandchildren Dean, Natalie, Elenor, Madeleine, Duncan, Julia, Naomi, Joshua, Brittany and Michael. Also survived by his sister Marie PARR and his brother John (Lyn) of Calgary. Born in Niagara Falls, Brad spent his formative years growing up in Kincardine, pursuing his passions for sports, trumpet and lifelong Friendships. He joined Devil's Glen in 1965 and later built his chalet, fondly known as 'Brad's Place' that fostered 40 years of family fun and Friendships. A long time member of Oakville Golf Club and proud Honorary Member of The Kiwanis Club of Toronto. Brad, Dad, Grandpa your life is a storybook of loyal and unwavering Friendships. We will forever miss your smile and the love you bestowed on all of us. You have earned this rest, peace be with you and us. We love you. The family will receive Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville www.glenoaks.ca. on Tues., October 2nd from 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Brad's life will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel - 1 p.m. Wed., October 3, 2007. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Kiwanis Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
GREENE, Lil (formerly STEVENSON, née STEINMAN)
(December 1, 1916-October 8, 2007)
Died peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital. Predeceased by husbands Sam (Stanley) GREENE and Raymond STEVENSON. Loving mother of Toma FRASER (Roy), Karen GREENE (Gordon FLOWERS) and Louise GREENE (partner Gay BELL), Gordon STEVENSON (Judy KNIGHT) and Zoya STEVENSON (Adrian BEVIS.) Grandmother of Carrie and Jennifer (Stephen JOHNS) FRASER, Kimberly and Michelle FLOWERS, and great-grandmother of Shenise, Samuel, Rueben and Brianna and Sara JOHNS. Lil will be missed by other family members and Friends. Lil was an active trade unionist and spent her whole life working for peace and social justice. At the request of the deceased there was not a funeral. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
BELL, Mary Jane
Beloved daughter of Mary and Donald BELL (deceased) of Windsor, Ontario passed away in her 69th year at St. Catharines General Hospital on Saturday, October 6, 2007. Mary Jane was a graduate of the University of Windsor and the University of Toronto and attended La Sorbonne and the University of Toulouse. Her love of life included teaching, travel, bridge and her pets. During her teaching career at Malvern and Harbord Collegiate Institutes in Toronto she became a friend and inspiration to her many students. Although in ill health for several years, M.J. was sustained by an active mind, faithful Friends, dedicated caregivers and devotion to her pets. Mary Jane will be greatly missed by her many Friends and cousins. She will be interred with her parents at Victoria Memorial Cemetery in Windsor. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Hulse and English Chapel, St. Catharines on October 23 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Animal Assistance (905-329-1703) or any other animal rescue service of your choice.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
MASTERSON, Margaret Catherine
Born November 26th, 1908 died peacefully in her 99th year of life surrounded by her family and extended family at The Houses of Providence where Margaret spent the last happy seven years of her life. She was the last surviving child of the late Patrick and Anastasia MASTERSON. She was preceded by her sisters, Teresa McDONOUGH, Mary KILLEEN and Dorothy MASTERSON, and by her twin, Father John MASTERSON, S.J. and by her brother Leo and James. She leaves to mourn, her nieces, Aileen HORGAN, Margaret McDONOUGH, Teresa PHILLIPS, Pauline MOHAN and Patricia McDONOUGH and her Nephew, Brian McDONOUGH. She will be missed greatly by the Horgan family, Michael and his wife Mary Ellen WINTERMEYER and their children Helen SERVICK and Deirdre McLEOD, Brian, Margaret, Aileen and her husband John McGRATH and their daughter Kate, Gabrielle, Dr. Caroline HORGAN and her husband Doug BELL and their children Hillary and Grace BELL. Her funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at 11: 00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto. We would like to thank the staff at Providence under the leadership Elaine CHAN for the wonderful care that our aunt received and for treating her with the utmost respect and dignity. In lieu of flowers please send a donation in her memory to the Providence Healthcare Foundation.

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BELL 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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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-06 published
REDMOND, Wendie Elizabeth
Daughter, wife, mother, human rights activist, mentor. Born April 7, 1941, in Hamilton. Died September 27 in Saint Thomas, Ontario, of cancer, aged 66.
By Holly KRAMER, Page L6
Wendie was born to Rilla STIPE and Norman PARTINGTON. But her parents separated before she was born, and she was adopted at birth by Doctor J.K. McGREGOR and his wife, Trudy.
After Doctor McGREGOR's sudden death, when Wendie was still too young to understand adoption, Trudy remarried and Wendie was adopted a second time, by Trudy's new husband, T.J. BELL.
Wendie BELL graduated from Havergal College in Toronto. Her manner, cadence and command of language bespoke her private-school upbringing, but Wendie also had the "common touch." She commanded respect in a not-so-common way - by showing it - particularly during the many committee hearings of the Ontario legislature in which she spoke eloquently in support of what she considered the inalienable human rights of the adopted.
Wendie didn't suffer fools gladly ("Let's be kind, he's stupid," she'd say of opponents in private). She could curse in the nicest possible way, sparingly and only when appropriate, and was intolerant only of intolerance. And dirt.
It may have been the stigma attached to so-called "illegitimacy" and adoption for her generation that made her the housekeeper she was - no speck of dust was safe from her - but it was surely this experience that made her a pioneer in Canada's adoption-disclosure reform movement.
Wendie helped thousands of adult adoptees discover their roots following her own successful search and reunion. Her book, Once Removed: Voices from Inside the Adoption Triangle, is still on recommended-reading lists 25 years after its publication.
As founder and co-founder of several chapters of the national non-profit organization Parent Finders, and later, Adoption Roots and Rights, Wendie left an indelible influence on many lives.
Many of us hold dear our memories of sitting at her kitchen table enjoying her offerings of homemade "sun tea" and delicious food.
Wendie had a quick, biting wit, and found humour in the most unlikely places. Her stories usually ended with her trademark phrase: "… right, Buddy?" Wendie and her sweetheart, Henry (Bud) REDMOND had a rich, loving relationship. Sadly, their only child, Stephen, died accidentally in 1983.
Just days before her death, Ontario's new disclosure law, for which she fought so long, came into force, and a mere 48 hours later was overruled by the Ontario Superior Court.
But as Wendie so often reminded us, "adoptees are no strangers to loss."
Holly KRAMER is Wendie's friend.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
McCLELLAN, Lucy Jane
Born Yonkers, New York, November 24, 1917. Died peacefully in her 90th year at the Royal Gardens in Peterborough, Ontario. L.J. is predeceased by her beloved husband Bob, Gordon ROBERTSON and a cast of cherished Friends who were a constant source of delight and strength to her. She is survived by her beloved son Gordon, daughter-in-law Catherine DUNNE, grandchildren Carli and Jaime and their mother, Annemarie CARERE. L.J. was educated at The Bishop Strachan School following which she obtained her Honours Degree in Modern Languages from the University of Toronto in 1938. She graduated from The Ontario College of Education in 1960 and taught for many years at Kenner Collegiate in Peterborough. She was the Headmistress of Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School for Girls in Montreal and did graduate work at New York University and the University of Western Ontario, receiving her Master's Degree in English from Western in 1972. She finished her teaching career in London at Fanshawe Community College in 1976. L.J. was a person of independent mind and spirit with an impatient and curious intellect. She was passionate about life, ideas and the world. On November 15, 2007, she finally let the current carry her out into the deep, wine dark waters from whence there is no returning, there to be reunited in love with those who have gone before and to wait for those who will follow. The family expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Doctor Tom BELL and the remarkable staff at Royal Gardens who appreciated L.J. in a very personal way and cared for her with real affection and respect. There will be a private memorial service with details to be announced.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
BELL, Shirley (née SANDERS)
Peacefully at home in her 82nd year, surrounded by her family on December 1, 2007.
Cherished wife of Peter for 62 years, loving mother of Susan (David), Stewart (Lee) and much loved grandmother of Scott (Morgan), Tim (Laura), Jennifer (Matt) and Christopher. Predeceased by parents Irene and Jack, and brother Kenneth. Survived by sister Marion (Eugene). The family will receive Friends at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home Chapel 378 Wilson Street East Ancaster Ontario, Tuesday December 4, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 2: 00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.
A reception will be held following the service in the funeral home lounge.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
BELL, Douglas Hindmarsh
Metallurgical engineer, marathon runner, cyclist, skier, party animal, raconteur, doting grandfather. Born August 12, 1932, in Toronto. Died September 26 in Ottawa of a brain tumour, aged By Gerry CRAWFORD, Page L6
Doug was an early James Dean, rebel-without-a-cause type at high school in north Toronto in the late 1940s. Black leather Eisenhower jacket, black "strides" pinched at the ankles, a loop of chain dangling from his belt and a cigarette drooping from his lips.
We became fast Friends in metallurgical engineering at the University of Toronto in the fall of 1952 and, after graduation in 1956, pursued doctoral programs at the Royal School of Mines in London.
In the summer of 1957, we took a six-week European camping trip in a 1932 Austin 10, a black, boxy affair with mechanical brakes. We puttered through most of Europe before the brakes fell apart. A French mechanic got us safely back on the road.
Doug returned home in 1960. The next year, he began working in Arvida, Quebec, where he met Joan ATKINSON. They married in 1963 and moved to Toronto two years later, where they successively produced Jonathan, Tony and Lisa.
Doug worked with consulting engineering firms before starting at the Ontario government, where he worked from 1972 to 1985. He then moved to Ottawa to work for the federal government until his retirement in 1995.
As an amateur mechanic in the late 1980s, Doug restored a 1964 Jaguar XKE. In the early 1990s, he and Joan bought a property in Mont Tremblant, where they built a retirement home and for several years ran a bed and breakfast. He was in his element chatting with clients while Joan prepared breakfast.
Doug enjoyed many years there running, biking and skiing. He also found time to undertake renovations at home and for others.
Doug loved a party. He had an insatiable curiosity for the latest scientific discoveries. An avid reader, his tastes ranged from cosmology to subatomic physics to ancient history.
In June, a few weeks after completing a 50-kilometre bike tour in Montreal, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Chemotherapy, steroids and radiation were tried over a "summer from hell," to no avail.
When I last saw him in hospital in Ottawa, he was awake but could not speak. It was sad to see this man who had been so energetic reduced to little more than a beating heart. Two days later, it stopped.
Doug passed his 75th birthday in hospital. After his death, Joan arranged a birthday party, as was his wish. Family, Friends and grandchildren gathered to celebrate "Poppy's" life and to blow out the candles on his cake.
Gerry CRAWFORD is Doug's friend.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
BELL, William Rogers (April 11th, 1915-December 10th, 2007)
Peacefully in his sleep this past Monday morning at York Central Hospital. Predeceased by his cherished wife Audrey, much loved father of Bill (Jackie) and John (Judy). Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Julie, Kate, Jessica and Jeffrey and great-grandchildren Hunter, Ella, Tomas and Charlie. Brother of Doris, Marion, Gordon, and the late Alan and Jack. Friends may call at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Family service will follow.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
MONCEL, Lt-General Robert William, OC, OBE, DSO, CD, Légion D'honneur, Croix de Guerre Avec Palme, LLD
At Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on December 10, 2007, in his 91st year, Lt.-General MONCEL, OC, OBE, DSO, CD, Légion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre avec Palme, LLD, Canadian Army (retired;) survived by his son-in-law, George CONSTANTIS, grandchildren Aliki and Constantine, many nieces and nephews and their families. General MONCEL was predeceased by his parents René Edouard and Edith (BRADY) MONCEL, his wife of many years Nancy Allison BELL ('Billie',) daughter Renée, and sisters Marguerite and Renée. He was educated at Selwyn House, Montreal, Québec, Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, Québec, and McGill University. General Moncel joined the Militia (Victoria Rifles) in 1937, and when World War 2 broke out he went overseas in 1939 with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division as a platoon commander in the Royal Canadian Regiment. In June 1940, he with his platoon were among a very small group of Canadians who actually landed in France before the expedition to reinforce the allies. It was aborted due to the collapse of resistance to the German onslaught. On his own initiative, he was able to get his platoon back to the United Kingdom. He attended the Staff College in the United Kingdom and subsequently held various command and staff appointments, including GSO3 and Brigade Major (BM) with the First Canadian Army Tank Brigade, GSO1 Operations with Headquarters 2 Canadian Corps. In August 1943 he was promoted Lt. Col. to command the 18th Armoured Car Regiment (Manitoba Dragoons), and in August 1944 he became Canada's youngest World War 2 General Officer, in the rank of Brigadier, when he assumed command of the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade in Normandy, which he continued to Command until VE Day in Germany. General MONCEL was invested as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services with Headquarters 2nd Canadian Corps, the Distinguished Service Order for personal gallantry and leadership in the Hochwald fighting in Germany. His citation for the latter notes 'the gallant bearing of this officer and the complete disregard for his own personal safety, were an inspiration to all troops under his command and the successful outcome of the attack was in great measure due to his vigorous leadership.' He was Mentioned in Dispatches for his valour in the Battle of Falaise and the French Government made him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour with the award of the Croix de Guerre avec Palme. Postwar, General Moncel continued his military career at Army Headquarters in Ottawa and became the first Director of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps following which he was appointed Director of Military Training. He served as the Army member of the Canadian joint staff in London as a Brigadier, and the joint secretary observed that when the Chairman wished opinion on matters of substance, the other members invariably wanted to know 'What does Bob Moncel think'? MONCEL served as Deputy Chief of General Staff at Army Headquarters in Ottawa after which he was appointed Senior Canadian Military Officer to the Canadian Delegation on the International Control Commission in Indochina and the acting Canadian Commissioner of the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam. He returned to Canada to Command 3 Canadian Infantry Brigade in New Brunswick. Subsequently, in the rank of Major-General, he became the Quarter Master General of the Canadian Army in Ottawa and, later, the General Officer Commanding Eastern Command in Halifax. On promotion to Lieutenant-General he became the first Comptroller-General of the Canadian Armed Forces and later appointed Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff. General MONCEL retired from the military in 1966, and in 1967 he was appointed Coordinator for Visiting Heads of State to Canada, specifically for Expo '67. He was awarded the Canadian Medal, and was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1968 he retired to Nova Scotia with his wife and settled in the Bell family property. He continued to contribute to the community in many ways. When asked to assist a small hospital in Lunenburg that was having difficulties, he was elected Chairman of the Board and with his characteristic skills very quickly had the organization running efficiently, solvent and happy. He served on the Board of Regents, Mount Allison University, and as a Director of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre. General Bob MONCEL was a man of wide-ranging interests, with a particular interest in the arts, both as a collector and a painter. One of his works was exhibited in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London. He was an enthusiastic sportsman, a member of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, the Rideau Club, and the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club. He spent his retirement years enjoying his favourite pursuits: painting, playing organ and flute, sailing in his boats, overseeing the care of the gardens and orchards on the estate, and daily long walks with his dogs. He was a true renaissance man. And yet, for all his talents, General MONCEL was forever a very modest and private person. Funeral services for General MONCEL will take place on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at the Stadacona Chapel, Canadian Forces Base Halifax, Gottingen Street entrance.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
BELL, Hannah " Nancy"
Peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2007 in London, Ontario, in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Hector A. BELL (1982.) Survived by nieces and nephews. At Nancy's request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Prospect Cemetery. In memory of Nancy, donations may be made to Saint Mary's Hospital, 35 Grosvener Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2. Arrangements entrusted to Ward Funeral Home - Weston Chapel (416) 241-4618.

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BELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
HARKNESS, John Gordon (1954-2007)
Leading Toronto film Critic John Gordon HARKNESS passed away suddenly at home, Sunday, December 16, of natural causes. He is survived by sister, Susan Mary, his brother, Thomas Kevin HARKNESS, sister-in-law Cecilia, nephew Thomas and step-mother Sharon BELL. He is predeceased by his mother, Theresa (née MAVIS) and his father, Thomas Frederick Gordon. Mr. HARKNESS was born in Montreal and raised in Sarnia and Nova Scotia. He earned a B.A. in English from Carleton University and studied film at Columbia University under leading American film Critic Andrew Sarris. In 1981, Mr. HARKNESS joined alternate weekly Now Magazine as its film writer on the paper's inception. He appeared in every issue until his death, often contributing book and music reviews as well as film writing. He also contributed reviews and feature articles to Sight and Sound, Cinema Canada, the Cinematheque Magazine and others. He founded and edited Cinephile Magazine, wrote the first eight editions of The Academy Awards Handbook and penned three screenplays. As a member of the International Federation of Film Critics, Mr. HARKNESS sat on festival juries at Berlin, Venice, Miami, Thessalonkia. Mr. HARKNESS was an ongoing contributor to a variety of cultural, social, ecological and educational causes. In his private life, Mr. HARKNESS was an enthusiastic European traveller, a prominent tournament poker player, a developing tai chi practitioner and guitarist. A non-denominational funeral service will be held Friday, December 28th, 1: 30 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). Reception on the premises to follow.

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