BENALLICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
KILPATRICK, Ivan John (June 24, 1919-November 20, 2007)
Beloved husband of Anne Sarah ROBBINS of 13 years. Predeceased by his first wife Annabelle Mary BENALLICK.
Father of Jacqueline (Howard JOHNSON) of Guelph, Michael (Irene SMAGINA) of Toronto.
Loving stepfather of Stephanie (Michael FOSTER) of Burlington, Anthony (Sharon) of Edmonton, Jennifer (Gordon McDONALD) of Toronto and Janice ROBBINS of Toronto and Hilary (Douglas MIGHTON) of Toronto.
Beloved Grandpère of Paddy, Samantha, Mike and Doug JOHNSON. Beloved Grandfather to Eugene SMAGIN and Katerina KILPATRICK and beloved Grandparent to Robert, Laura, Alison and Christine FOSTER, Christy, Jamie and Jaclyn ROBBINS, Alastair and Gavin McDONALD, Stephen, Alexander and Andrew MIGHTON.
A memorial service will be held at the Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto 416-363-0331 on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. Visitation from 10 a.m. till service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Out of the Cold" care of the Metropolitan United Church.
"Ivan was so loving and so well loved in return"

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BENDEGEM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
SMITH, Rev. Robert "Robin" Bell, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., D.D.
Peacefully on September 25, 2007. Predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend, Marie SMITH, Robin was the cherished father of Janet and her husband Flemming MATHIASEN; proud grandfather of Karen O'MEARA and her husband Michael and of Lisa MATHIASEN and her husband Michael MASSA; and beloved great-grandfather of Madeline O'MEARA and Chloe MASSA. Robin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1924. In 1944 he began the process of offering for the Ministry for the Methodist Church of Ireland. In 1951 he and Marie McMICHAEL were married and began more than 54 years of committed love. In 1953 he applied for admission to The United Church of Canada and was invited to be assistant to the minister at Eglinton United Church, Toronto. A year later, he became minister of Barton Stone United Church in Hamilton and went on to become one of the editors of the New Curriculum of The United Church in 1960. Robin was awarded the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 in appreciation of his devoted service rendered at Rideau Hall. He earned two doctorates, 1976 from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (U of T) in Adult Education and 1980 from Queen's University at Kingston, recognizing his contributions to family life work for the United Church of Canada and the World Council of Churches in Geneva. After retiring in 1988, his ministry continued in his contributions to his community. He wrote a brief for the United Church of Canada to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. He was awarded the McGeachy Senior Scholarship for a survey and analysis of the attitudes of men towards the United Church, and he channeled his passion for family into the construction of The Ewart Angus Home for patients with Alzheimers and Dementia. Robin and Marie enriched their lives with travel, time at the cottage and they relished the special moments they spent with family and Friends. Robin will be dearly missed by many. A special thanks to Mountainview Residence and Georgetown Extended Care for making Robin feel comfortable and cared for, and to Doctor SINUKOFF and Doctor VAN BENDEGEM for their care and dedication. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church. Visitation will be on Friday September 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 lights west of Yonge St.). A memorial service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. on Sunday September 30th at Eglinton St. George's United Church, corner of Lytton Blvd. and Duplex Avenue; reception to follow.

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BENDER o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-02 published
TANNER, Lillian (née FOERSTER)
Lillian TANNER, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover Care Centre, on Monday, October 29, 2007. She was 92. Lillian was born in Normanby Township, daughter of the late Norman and Margaret (nee BENDER) FOERSTER. Survived by daughters Margaret (James) ELDER of Kitchener, Susan (Vincent) WEBER of Hanover, grandchildren Jeremy (Martha) WEBER of Guelph, Katherine WEBER (Rob RYAN) of Mississauga, great-granddaughter Mia WEBER, brothers Milton (Marie) FOERSTER of Hanover, Paul (Barb) FOERSTER of Ayton, brothers-in-law Fred SEIM of Hanover, Francis TONE of Hanover, sisters-in-law Doris FOERSTER of Neustadt and Isabelle (TANNER) KIRSTINE of Hanover.
Predeceased by husband George TANNER, sisters Mabel SEIM and Gertrude TONE and brother Carl FOERSTER.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover. Rev. John POLACK officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Bible Society or the Arthritis Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BENDER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-05 published
MacDONALD, Mollyann Margaret
Of Walkerton, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 01, 2007 in her 11th year. Beloved daughter of Gary and Muriel Holmes MacDONALD. Cherished sister of Katie and Jason BENDER of Medicine Hat, Alberta Emilie Holmes MacDONALD and Laura Holmes MacDONALD of Walkerton and loving aunt of Samantha BENDER of Medicine Hat. Mollyann will be missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins and Friends. Predeceased by her grandparents Irvine and Laura MacDONALD and George and Pearls HOLMES. Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 07, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Paul's United Church, Walkerton. Interment in Walkerton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Bruce Children Are Special Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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BENDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
BENDER, Ronald Cecil (1946-2007)
Retired Teacher Ottawa Carleton District School Board. 1st recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics. Recipient of the University of Waterloo Descartes Award
Passed away in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Best friend and husband of Sharon Ann (nee BOYD) for 37 years. Loving father of Matt (Jennifer BELLMAN) and Amy; proud and doting Papa of Callum. Dear brother of Pat (Jim BARBER,) Judy (Tim OLAVESON) and Rob. Cherished son-in-law of Mrs. Velma DUNN. He will be fondly remembered by his entire family and his many, many Friends. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the exceptional care and compassion Ron received from Doctor HUEBSCH, Doctor TAY, Sheryl McDIARMID, Gail MacARTNEY, Harry HOPKINS, and the staff of both 5 West and the Intensive Care Unit at the Ottawa General Hospital. Memorial visitation will be held at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd (at Albion Rd, one block east of Bank St) on Sunday, June 17th from 12 noon-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. and Monday, June 18th from 9: 30 a.m. until service time in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation be made in Ron's memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Rm H2411, 40 Ruskin St. Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7 or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 503 Smyth Rd. Ottawa, Ontario K1H 9Z9 Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com

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BENDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
Ron BENDER, 60 Educator
Math teacher one of first to receive Prime Minister's Award
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Knowlton, Quebec -- Ron BENDER was a math teacher who taught generations of high-school students, some of whom struggled with algebra while others were gifted in calculus. One of his students was Steve MacLean, the astronaut.
Along with being a math teacher, and then department head, Mr. BENDER also marked advanced tests for gifted students in contests run by the University of Waterloo. "The idea was to create 10 problems for students to solve. They were so difficult neither Ron nor I could solve them all in the exam time frame," said Jeri LUNNEY, a math teacher who worked with Mr. BENDER. As it turned out, only the brightest students could get seven out of 10.
"He was recognized as a first-class teacher within the first five years of his career, Ms. LUNNEY said. "He was charismatic, passionate and an excellent communicator."
Few of Ron BENDER's students forged brilliant careers. Most were plodders who were afraid of math. "Let's face it, he had kids who didn't want to be in his class," said his wife, Sharon Ann. "But if he could show a student something, and get the switch to go on, it really made his day."
Mr. BENDER knew that, in the modern world, an understanding of math beyond basic arithmetic was essential.
"I would go by his classroom and he would be using a ball to explain the concept of a sphere," said Moe RODRIGUE, who started teaching with Mr. BENDER and went on to become principal of West Carlton Secondary School. "A lot of math teachers just pick up homework and assign homework. Ron wasn't like that. He was a natural teacher and involved with his students."
Ron BENDER grew up near Timmins, Ontario, where his father worked for the highways department and his mother was a housewife. A bright lad, he skipped a couple of elementary grades and then travelled an hour each way to attend high school in Timmins. When there was activity after school, he would sometimes stay in town with an aunt.
In 1964, he won a full scholarship to study math at the University of Waterloo. He graduated four years later and began teaching at Merivale High School in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean. It was at Merivale that he taught Steve MacLean, who went on to earn a doctorate in physics. It was also where he met his wife, the school secretary. They married in 1970.
In 1973, he moved to nearby Gloucester High School. The BENDERs bought a house and a parcel of land in Carp, Ontario, where they raised their children and could work outdoors. "He loved a well-stacked woodpile," Mrs. BENDER said.
Mr. BENDER also liked to visit his hometown. "He came to teach in the Ottawa area and, for the first few years, always thought he would go home some day."
After Gloucester High School, Mr. BENDER was made head of mathematics department at Earl of March Secondary School in Ottawa's western suburbs. Later, he moved to the new West Carleton Secondary School as head of the math department. "I never remember a day when he complained about going to work," Mrs. BENDER said.
In 2000, Mr. BENDER retired but remained involved in mathematics. He worked at the University of Ottawa, tutoring first-year engineering students who were weak in math.
Over the years, he received many awards for his teaching. In 1993, he was in the first group of teachers to receive the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics. The University of Waterloo gave him the Descartes Award, named after the 17th-century French mathematician, René Descartes.
Ronald Cecil BENDER was born in Matheson, Ontario, on October 12, 1946. He died of leukemia in Ottawa on June 13, 2007. He was 60. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Ann, and their children Matt and Amy.

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BENDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-08 published
BENDER, Anne (February 23, 1938-November 8, 2004)
It is in the knowledge of the general conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Simone de Beauvoir
Mom had a love for the written word, often drawing inspiration from quotations, ranging from wisdom to humour. This quote was taken from a book in her collection titled, Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much - a gift from a female colleague.
Thank you for being you and nothing less. Your memory lives on in all of us.
Lovingly remembered by husband John, daughter Joni and son-in-law Jeff, son Michael, daughters Lisa and Jackie, granddaughters Victoria and Emily, and admired by new additions to the family, daughter-in-law Olesya and grand_son John Michael.

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BENDLE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-03 published
JORDAN, Marie Susanna (née ELLIS)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday November 2, 2007. In her 77th year, Marie Susanna JORDAN (née ELLIS,) beloved wife of the late William Edgar JORDAN. Loving mother of Daniel. Dear sister of Doug ELLIS and his wife Dianne, Jack ELLIS and his late wife Dorothy, Dori and her husband Murray HENDERSON, Kay and her husband Bert NEILSON and Loretta (Mrs. Ben BENDLE.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Tim and a daughter Sheila. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519-376-2326) on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. David SHEARMAN officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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BENEDICT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-13 published
BENEDICT, Robert Charles
At the Elgin Abbey Nursing Home in Chesley on Friday, August 10, 2007. Bob BENEDICT, resident of Elgin Abbey and formerly of R.R.#4 Tara, in his 81st year. Beloved Husband of the late former Eleanor Jane MITCHELL. Dear father of Don and his spouse Joan EDWORTHY of Arkwright, Doris and her husband Ted HACK of Guelph and Jeff of Owen Sound. Brother of Lois and her husband George MAHON and Eleanor SPENCE. Predeceased by son Bill (1984) and brother Frank. Bob will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Lisa and her husband Jay EIDT, Keri BENEDICT, Angela HACK and her friend Chris BRATHWAITE, Kyle HACK and by great-grand_son Harrison EIDT. Also survived by sister-in-law Shirley and her husband Arnold DRAVES of Innisfil and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Tuesday August 14, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Tara Legion Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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BENEDICT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-13 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, John M.
Unexpectedly at Saint_Joseph's Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday December 11, 2007. In his 69th year, John M. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, loving husband and best friend of Rita DESANTE. Loving father of Cheryl and her husband Rob FRASER, Barbara Anne SIMMONS and her husband Steve WHITE/WHYTE, Sandra and her husband Rob TOLLES, and Robbie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his wife Carol. Cherished grandfather of Darren and Whitney FRASER, Brandon and Breanne SIMMONS, Robbie TOLLES Jr., Brigitt and Baileigh PETRIK- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Dear brother of Jean PLAYTER, Joyce (Mrs. Don BREEZE), June (Mrs. Frank BENEDICT) and Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Linda.) Dear brother-in-law of Vince DESANTE (Yolanda,) Joseph DESANTE (Lorna) and Michael DESANTE (Kathy.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by a granddaughter Natasha, and his parents Myrtle and Mel. A private family service will be held following John's wishes. John's love and Friendship reached circles far and wide. From ballfields and hockey rinks to race car tracks, the trucking industry and world class golf courses, he touched many lives. Friends and family are invited to join the family in a “Celebration of John's Life“ at the Best Western Inn on the Bay, 1800 - 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound on Saturday December 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation Oncology Department or the Nascar's “Victory Junction Gang Camp“ would be appreciated by the family. 'A time to share, reminisce and love all the many memories left by this great man.'

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BENESH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
BENESH, Roman J. (11.03.1917-23.08.2007)
Peacefully passed away at home in his sleep, Thursday, August 23, 2007. Loving husband of Alexandra, his devoted wife of 63 years. A person of gentle disposition, generous of spirit, beautiful mind, humble and deeply religious. A man who cherished and loved his family, Ukrainian heritage and Church. Predeceased by his loving brother Rt. Rev. Yaroslaw BENESH. A devout longtime member and one of the founders of Sobor Sw. Pokrowy Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada. Born in Ukraine, he graduated from Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia and immigrated to Canada in 1952 with his young family. A creative architect and longtime employee of Cadillac-Fairview who worked on many Toronto projects including his beloved Church. Forever remembered in the hearts and prayers of his dear daughters Halyna and fiancé Daniel PAWLICK; Switlana and husband Doctor Wolodymyr MEDWIDSKY with grandchildren: Yaroslaw and wife Maritza, with great-granddaughter Alexandra; Tetiana and husband Jamie PARIS, with great-grand_sons Marco and Matey, Tamara, Yurij and fiancée Chrystia WYNNYCKYJ; nephew Doctor Roman SERBYN and wife Marika with family in the U.S.A. Also, fondly remembered by family and Friends in the U.S., Europe and Ukraine. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 from 6-9 p.m. with Panakhyda both evenings at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 27 at the funeral home at 9: 30 a.m. then to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection (Leeds Street) for Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests prayers, Masses and donations to favourite charities. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com Vichnaya Pamyat'

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BENGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
MacLAREN, Frederick White
Peacefully in Ottawa on Monday, July 9, 2007, at the age of 82, with his family by his side. Dear husband of Nancy, loving father of Ginny of Toronto, Leith (John WALTER) of Naperville, Illinois, Fergus (Wendy DUFFY) of Chelsea, Quebec, Andrew (Mireille BENGE,) of Ottawa and Ross (Kelly QUINN) of London, England. Cherished grandfather of Christopher and Jeffrey WALTER and Margot and Henry MacLAREN. He also leaves his brother Don MacLAREN of Ottawa. His family would like to thank his caregivers for their kindness and comfort in his last years. At his request a private family service and internment has been held. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Community Foundation of Ottawa or the Salvation Army.

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BENHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-31 published
BENHAM, Fred
Peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Leona. Loving father of Lynda and Greg, Jennifer and Earl and Charmaine. Loving grandad of Adam, Sara, Vanessa, Alan, Tammy (Graeme), Laura, Ryan, Brittany (Michael) and Megan and great-grandad of Jacob, Ella, Lucas, Miranda and Ethan. Survived by his sisters Eleanor FULLER and Betty MATHERS. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Friday afternoon and evening. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment took place in Shelburne Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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BENHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
TOBIN, Lucy " Grace" (née BENHAM)
(June 19, 1910-November 19, 2007)

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BENISKOS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-01 published
Triple-murder at exclusive Ottawa condo
By Alex HEBERT and Kenneth JACKSON, Sun Media, Sun., July 1, Ottawa -- A retired federal court judge was found dead, bound to a chair and severely beaten in his luxury condominium yesterday along with his wife and elderly neighbour, both of whom had also been bound.
Neighbours identified the victims as Alban GARON, 77, his wife, Raymonde, and Jean Marie (Claire) BENISKOS.
The murders are Ottawa's seventh, eighth and ninth homicides of the year, six of which have occurred in June.
Police responded to a call from a neighbour at 10: 30 a.m. yesterday and arrived at the 10-storey luxury condominium located at 1510 Riverside Dr. to find the bodies of the victims.
Initially, paramedics were called to the scene to deal with stab wounds.
sources said the bodies appeared to have been there for a couple days.
Staff Sgt. Monique PERRAS gave little information about the murders and said there were no details on a weapon, a motive for the killings, or possible suspects.
"Ottawa police are canvassing the neighbourhood and building to find any possible information," she said. "We have no further information at this time."
An autopsy on the bodies -- which were still at the scene yesterday evening -- will be conducted in the next couple days.
Robert DUFAULT, a 15-year resident of the building who knows the GARONs, said the couple lived by themselves. He said BENISKOS, who lived next door to the couple, might be Raymonde's sister.
DUFAULT didn't know anyone who would want to harm the GARONs and said the building has tight security.
"You don't get in there unless you know somebody," he said, adding there are surveillance cameras at the front gate, in the lobbies and in every hallway, as well as a security guard on duty 24 hours a day.
"Nothing ever happens here," he said.
Yesterday, it appeared police were checking the spiked fence in front of the building, which could have served as an entry-point for the killer or killers.
Other residents DUFAULT spoke with were scared to leave their condos, he said.
GARON spent the last 20 years of his career as a judge and eventually chief justice of the Tax Court of Canada before retiring in 2004.

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BENISKOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-02 published
Triple slaying at upscale condo baffles police
Bodies of retired Ottawa judge, wife and neighbour found bound and gagged on 10th floor
By Daniel LEBLANC with a report from Canadian Press, Page A5
Ottawa -- Ottawa Police were searching yesterday for suspects, and a motive, in the slayings of a retired judge, his wife and a female neighbour on the 10th floor of an exclusive condominium tower.
"At this time, we cannot say if this was a random act or a targeted act. We don't know," Staff Sergeant Monique PERRAS of the Ottawa police told reporters yesterday, a day after the three bodies were found in the high-security Riviera condo complex near the Rideau River.
The victims were identified as former chief justice of the Tax Court Alban GARON, 77, his 70-year-old wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire BENISKOS.
Police did not say how the three died. But according to one neighbour, their bodies were found bound and gagged, apparently stabbed to death, and there was no sign of a forced entry.
"It's appalling, it's just inconceivable," said neighbour Andrée LEMIEUX- MARQUIS, who spent part of the weekend with the man who discovered the bodies.
According to Ms. LEMIEUX- MARQUIS, they were found Saturday morning by Ms. GARON's brother, Jean-Pierre LURETTE, who had not heard from the GARONs for a few days. Mr. LURETTE also lives in one of the three Riviera towers, at 1510 Riverside Dr.
"They were discovered lying on the floor, their faces down, all bloodied," Ms. LEMIEUX- MARQUIS said.
The luxurious, quiet condo towers - home to diplomats, judges and hockey players - has several security features.
There is a security guard at the gate and the complex is studded with cameras. The towers are surrounded by a spiked fence that stands about 1½ metres high.
"You don't get in there unless you know somebody," said Robert DUFAULT, who has lived in the Riviera for 15 years.
Staff Sgt. PERRAS said the three bodies were sent to Toronto for autopsies.
"At this point, we have no additional information in regards to the triple homicide. We have no suspects," she said.
"The major crimes investigators have no information as to the motive of the crime."
However, police hoped that the building's security cameras captured information. "If there are such tapes, they will be seized to help in this investigation," Staff Sgt. PERRAS said.
Mr. GARON became a judge in 1988 and retired in November, 2004, after spending four years at the helm of the Tax Court, which enforces the Income Tax Act among other laws.
Before that, he taught at the University of Ottawa law school part time and worked at Justice Canada, where he rose to the rank of associate deputy minister in the 1980s.
"He was mentally agile and physically fit," Federal Court of Appeal Judge J. Edgar SEXTON told an Ottawa newspaper.
"He told me he was playing golf and enjoying his retirement."
A police officer was stationed all weekend at the Riviera's entrance, checking identification of drivers entering the grounds.
Police took over a condo unit in the building to conduct its investigation. Police officers were also active outside the condo yesterday, at one point supervising a tow truck removing a car from the parking lot.
Staff Sgt. PERRAS said police were working with few details and asked anyone with information to come forward.

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BENJAMIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
WARWICK, Elsie Mary (née ROSATI)
With deep sadness the family announces the passing of Elsie on Friday September 21st, 2007, in her 84th year at Ian Anderson House in Oakville. A private family visitation was held on Sunday, September 23rd, 2007. Elsie, born on Valentine's Day, fought a courageous battle with Non-Hogkin's Lymphoma for ten years. Her outgoing personality, and love of her family will never be forgotten.
Survived by her loving husband Bud, sons John (Barb), Doug, and daughter Laura JEWETT (Graeme) and her four grandchildren Nick, Will, Steph, and Carter. She is survived by her brothers Elio and Hank ROSATI.
The family would like to thank Ian Anderson House, Credit Valley Hospital, and Oakville - Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit who gave our mother four extra special years with her family. Special mention to Doctor KAIZER, Doctor STANTON, and Doctor BENJAMIN.
Donations may be made to Credit Valley Hospital Oncology, and Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital I.C.U.

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BENNEKOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-06 published
CHEATLEY, Michael Donovan (February 14, 1942-June 30, 2007)
Michael died peacefully at Saint Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. Survived by daughters Barbara CHEATLEY (and Mike VAN BENNEKOM) of Toronto and Stephanie CHEATLEY (and Aman DHANJI) of Vancouver. All of his family and Friends who love him dearly, including his Canada Customs and Revenue Agency co-workers, the lunch bunch at Shenanigans, colleagues at the Vancouver Aquarium, his Friends at the Palisades and his college buddies from the Bytowne Inn in Ottawa will all miss him. Michael opened our eyes and let the future in with insights on trends, popular culture and the political climate of the day. He was an information junkie. He took and shared all information with a grain of salt and a healthy dose of dry wit. Michael retired at age 60 to indulge his passion for travel. We hold him in our hearts and thoughts as he continues on his great journey. A celebration of life will be held this Friday, July 6th at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park from 8: 00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Beluga room. Please join us in honouring his life and to share memories of his wonderful sense of humour, intelligence and generosity. Memorial Donations in Michael's memory may be made to the Vancouver Aquarium.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-05-28 published
BOLIER, Maral Ann “Marle” (née BENNETT)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Saturday May 26, 2007. Marle BOLIER (née BENNETT) of Southampton and formerly of Guelph at the age of 64. Beloved wife and best friend of David BOLIER of Southampton. Survived by her daughters Cheryl and Chris and her husband Jim and by her step-children, Maud, Joanne, Helen and her husband Roger, Deb and her partner Bonnie and Herb and his partner Joe. Also survived by her brother, Richard and his wife Judy. She will be missed by her grandchildren and by her Friends, Val and Tammy. Predeceased by David's son Ray. At Marle's request there will be no visitation nor funeral service. Cremation at Woodlawn Memorial Park Crematorium, Guelph. Expressions of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, (800) 858-9544. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhom)

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BENNETT 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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BENNETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-13 published
BOWDEN, Kelly Donn
At his home in Owen Sound on Friday, August 10, 2007. In his 39th year, Kelly Donn BOWDEN, loving son of Donn BOWDEN and his wife Connie (Nee SHUTE.) Loving father of Brittany. Loved brother of Hope and her husband Jeff SHOTT, and Tracy and her husband Brad BENNETT. Loving uncle of Brock, and Amber. Loved grand_son of Gloria (Mrs. Archie SHUTE.) Remembered by his uncles, aunts and cousin. A private family service was held at Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. As a expression of sympathy, donations to Addictions Ontario, 236 Victoria Street North, Unit 1, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5C8 (1-800-965-3307) would be appreciated by the family.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-22 published
JENNER, James Laurence
Passed away peacefully on August 20, 2007 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Laura - née RINGROSE (2000.) Dear father of Sr. Brenda JENNER, Vincent and Sue JENNER, Stuart and Judy JENNER, Martha and Dennis SERRAN, Andy and Cathie JENNER, and Vivian and Kevin BENNETT. Treasured grandfather of Donald, Jamie, Danelle, Christopher, Scott, Bradley, Brenda, Sherry, Holly, Joshua, Becky, Melissa, Nathan, and great-grandfather of Chelsea, Curtis, Cory, and Alicia. Loving brother of the late Charles, husband of Doreen JENNER. Jim retired from Hiram Walkers after 30 years of dedicated service. His gift of artistic woodwork can still be seen in many churches in Windsor and Wiarton. Visiting Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (1-866-716-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. Cremation to follow. On Thursday, Friends are invited to meet the family at St. Stephen's Anglican Church (5280 Howard Ave.) after 2: 30 p.m. followed by the Memorial Service to celebrate Jim's Life at 3 p.m. with Reverend Jane FLETCHER officiating. Interment of the ashes to follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery. If you so desire, donations to St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Oldcastle, or to the Wiarton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. You may send your cherished memories online at www.kennedyfh.com

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BENNETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-30 published
BENNETT, Robert “Bob” Cecil
Peacefully at his Tobermory residence on Sunday, October 28th, 2007. Robert Cecil BENNETT in his 62nd year. Loving husband and best friend of the former Virginia BABCOCK for 37 years. Cherished father of Stephanie, and Brian, both of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Hannah. Bob was a teacher for 31 years in St. Catharines and area, retiring as a principal in 1999. Family invite Friends to join with them in celebrating Bob's life at the Tobermory United Church, Tobermory on Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 2 o'clock. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Tobermory Health Clinic Auxiliary, or the Tobermory United Church would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. In living memory of Bob an Oak 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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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
BENNETT, Alan
On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Humber River Regional Health Centre. Alan BENNETT, beloved husband of Rhona. Loving father of Marc, Paul, David, sadly missed by Jonathan and Ellana KENT, and Robyn KENT. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Helen and the late Marvin KOPSTICK, Janice and the late Geoffrey BENNETT. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 65 Spring Garden Avenue #901. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada, 416-227-9700.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
BENNETT, Roy F., F.C.A.
Former Chief Executive Officer Ford Of Canada
With deep sadness we announce that Roy F. BENNETT, cherished husband of Gail COOK- BENNETT, adored father of Bruce (Susan BLACK,) Brenda (Bob LEARMONTH,) Lynne and Christopher, died at home with his family present on Monday June 4th, 2007. He also leaves his much loved grandchildren, Tyler and Myles; Carolann, Christine and James; Shannon and Cody. Predeceased by his beloved brother Ken. He will be greatly missed by the extended Bennett and Cook families. A chartered accountant, Roy joined Ford of Canada and advanced rapidly to Chief Executive Officer at age 42. He continued as a director for 14 years after his retirement, until the company was privatized. Roy founded Bennecon, now in its 25th year of operation, to provide specialized cash flow advice to large corporations. He served as Chair of the Board of major corporations including BP Canada (now Talisman Energy), Midland Walwyn, Jannock, Metropolitan Life Holdings Company and as a director of Bell Canada, Inglis and several other organizations. He also served as Chair of Cougar Global and Innings Telecom and as special advisor to CAI Capital until his death. His commitment to the community was exemplified in his roles as founding Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Canada Advisory Council, cofounder of the Business Council on National Issues, Chair of the Director's Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, ViceChair Executive Council Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Niagara Institute; and member of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance, Premier's Economic Advisory Council, Board of Governors York University, Board of Mississauga Hospital and a director of the Scouts Canada Foundation. For his contributions, he was honoured with an F.C.A. by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, with an honourary doctorate of laws (LL.D) by York University, and as an honourary elder by his church. Roy lived a very active life. Among his passions were skiing, tennis, squash, golf, classical music, art, and spending time with family at the cottage on Lake of Bays. He was a devoted husband and father, and admired friend to many. He will be dearly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, East of the Jane subway), June 14, 2007, 5 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held June 15, 2007 at 1 p.m., Humber Valley United Church. If desired, charitable donations may be made to the Roy F. Bennett Memorial fund by cheque payable to Toronto Community Foundation, 33 Bloor St. E., Suite 1603, Toronto, M4W 3H1. The family would prefer not to receive flowers.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
BENNETT, Roy F., F.C.A.
Former Chief Executive Officer Ford of Canada
With deep sadness we announce that Roy F. Bennett, cherished husband of Gail COOK- BENNETT, adored father of Bruce (Susan BLACK,) Brenda (Bob LEARMONTH,) Lynne and Christopher, died at home with his family present on Monday June 4th, 2007. He also leaves his much loved grandchildren, Tyler and Myles; Carolann, Christine and James; Shannon and Cody. Predeceased by his beloved brother Ken. He will be greatly missed by the extended Bennett and Cook families. A chartered accountant, Roy joined Ford of Canada and advanced rapidly to Chief Executive Officer at age 42. He continued as a director for 14 years after his retirement, until the company was privatized. Roy founded Bennecon, now in its 25th year of operation, to provide specialized cash flow advice to large corporations. He served as Chair of the Board of major corporations including BP Canada (now Talisman Energy), Midland Walwyn, Jannock, Metropolitan Life Holdings Company and as a director of Bell Canada, Inglis and several other organizations. He also served as Chair of Cougar Global and Innings Telecom and as special advisor to CAI Capital until his death. His commitment to the community was exemplified in his roles as founding Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Canada Advisory Council, cofounder of the Business Council on National Issues, Chair of the Director's Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, ViceChair Executive Council Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Niagara Institute; and member of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance, Premier's Economic Advisory Council, Board of Governors York University, Board of Mississauga Hospital and a director of the Scouts Canada Foundation. For his contributions, he was honoured with an F.C.A. by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, with an honourary doctorate of laws (LL.D) by York University, and as an honourary elder by his church. Roy lived a very active life. Among his passions were skiing, tennis, squash, golf, classical music, art, and spending time with family at the cottage on Lake of Bays. He was a devoted husband and father, and admired friend to many. He will be dearly missed. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere, East of the Jane subway), June 14, 2007, 5 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held June 15, 2007 at 1 p.m., Humber Valley United Church. If desired, charitable donations may be made to the Roy F. Bennett Memorial fund by cheque payable to Toronto Community Foundation, 33 Bloor St. E., Suite 1603, Toronto, M4W 3H1. The family would prefer not to receive flowers.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
BODDINGTON, Ann, B.A. (Oxon)
Ann BODDINGTON, honorary member of University of Toronto Scarborough where she was a member of the faculty of Humanities (Classics) 1965-1995, was born in Burghill, Hereford, England on September 21, 1929 and died June 11, 2007 at Scarborough General Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her family in England, her brother Ray BODDINGTON and his wife Norma, her sister Elizabeth (Lib) BENNETT and her husband Rodney, by her nieces and nephews in Britain and Australia and by her many Friends, neighbours and colleagues. Friends will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Road (east of St. Clair Avenue E.) on Thursday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Funeral Service in Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. The Ann Boddington Prize has been established and will be presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to Music Performance and also exemplifies good College-citizenship. Friends are invited to contribute to this prize, c/o The Department of Humanities, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4.
Ave atque vale. S.T.T.L.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
McLACHLIN, Dorothy Patricia (née ANDREWS) (1927-2007)
Following a lengthy illness, Patricia is now at peace. She passed away surrounded by her family and Friends, on June 20, 2007 at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo in her 81st year. Loving mother of Stephen (Sheila) of Saskatoon, Tom (Brenda) of Waterloo, and Kathy (Greg BOURBONNIERE) of Kitchener. Devoted grandmother of Rory, Ellie, Sarah and Jericho. Lovingly remembered by her sister Joan BENNETT (Jack) and by her former husband, Rev. Alan McLACHLIN. She will be dearly missed by her longtime, devoted Friends Jeannette AMDUR and Wendy MacPHERSON. Predeceased by her parents George and Anna ANDREWS of Middleton, Nova Scotia and her son Martin James in infancy. Patricia was involved in numerous organizations. In 1947 she graduated from Acadia University and was named Life Secretary for her class. She was a longtime employee for the City of Kitchener at Rockway Gardens Senior's Centre. Patricia was actively involved in many aspects of the United Church of Canada. Later in life she attended the Local Society of Friends and served a term as their Clerk. Friends are invited to share their memories of Patricia with her family during visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Patricia's life and faith will be held at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo, on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Peter MOFFAT and Elizabeth EBERHART- MOFFAT officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Church Hall. Cremation will take place. Condolences for the family and donations to the Alzheimer's Society and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
Ford Canada president recognized the value of a free-trade auto pact
Described as a youthful financial whiz when he took over at 42, he also persuaded head office to build a engine plant in Canada after twisting the arms of Pierre Trudeau and Bill Davis
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Roy BENNETT helped his buddies set up the "Friday Night Poker Club" while attending North Toronto Collegiate Institute in 1945. He would continue to attend its monthly sessions for more than 60 years.
During that time, he became a chartered accountant, rose through the ranks of the Ford Motor Co. of Canada to become its president at age 42 without having gone to university, and held executive and board positions with many of the country's leading businesses and institutions. But he never abandoned the regular poker-and-beer nights with his old Friends, many of whom also became business leaders.
"Whatever he did, he was committed," said Jim Hunter, who worked with him on a number of financial projects and is now president of NexGen Financial. "Whether it was business, tennis or poker, those commitments were life-long," he said. He was also very bright, affable and "a counter-thinker, who would look at a problem and come up with a different conclusion than everyone else."
Ken Harrigan, who followed Mr. BENNETT as president of Ford Canada, said his predecessor's main contribution was convincing government officials in Ottawa to negotiate a free-trade auto pact with Washington. The Canada-United States Automotive Agreement, signed in 1965, allowed free movement across the border of vehicles from Big Three auto plants in both countries. For Canada, this meant lower car prices and an increase in Canadian production, which created new jobs.
While heading Ford's Canadian subsidiary from 1970 to 1981, Mr. BENNETT worked to build a profitable operation independent of the U.S. head office. He also made relations with employees a priority and reached out to find common ground with both government and organized labour. After stepping down as president in 1981, he founded and ran Bennecon, a firm that provides cash-flow advice to large companies. At the same time, he served terms as chairman or director with BP Canada, Midland Walwyn, Jannock, Metropolitan Life Holdings Co., York University, the Mississauga Hospital, Scouts Canada and a host of other companies and organizations.
Ron Osborne, chairman of Sun Life Financial, called Mr. BENNETT a role model for accountants who want to make other contributions - "to go straight," as he put it. "He was the model director big picture, strategic, not prone to sweat the details, rigorous in his questioning, but, after the decisions were made, very supportive."
Mr. BENNETT and his wife, Gail COOK- BENNETT, were one of corporate Canada's power couples. When they were married in 1978, he was president of Ford Canada and she was executive vice-president of the C.D. Howe Institute of Research in Montreal. They met at a Canadian-American Committee meeting in Washington. At the end of one session, Dick Schmeelk, an American who served as co-chair of the group, invited them for a ride in a Cadillac to go and get a nightcap. The irony, Mr. Schmeelk said, was that the president of Ford Canada had that "first date" in a General Motors vehicle.
Over the years, they twice served on the boards of competing corporations - once in the petroleum field, once in insurance. No discussion of their respective companies was allowed at home, said Ms. COOK- BENNETT, who is now chair of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
While president of Ford Canada, Mr. BENNETT persuaded the U.S. head office to build a $535-million engine plant in Windsor, Ontario, instead of Ohio, which was offering state subsidies. He alerted Queen's Park and Ottawa to the urgent need for their involvement, and arranged a meeting between prime minister Pierre Trudeau and Ontario premier William Davis while both were attending the Calgary Stampede. On the spot, the two agreed to a $68-million cash incentive plan that helped seal the deal.
The youngest of two sons of English-born parents, William Charles BENNETT and Gladys Mabel (MATTHEWS), Roy Frederick BENNETT spent his early years in Winnipeg. Roy was 10 when his father, a manufacturing agent in the woollens industry, moved the family to Toronto. In 1941, while attending Maurice Cody Public School, Roy played on the team that won the Toronto school soccer championship.
Athletics were to play an important role in his life. He enjoyed hockey, golf and squash. As a young man, he once won a tennis match against Don Fontana, who later became one of Canada's top-seeded players.
After high school, Mr. BENNETT chose a fast-track route to become a chartered accountant. He apprenticed directly with the accounting firm Lever and Hoskin, rather than attending university. He worked with the firm until 1954, when he joined Kelvinator.
Two years later, he moved to Ford Canada as supervisor of financial planning. He was made marketing manager in 1964 and vice-president of finance in 1965. In the early years at Ford, Mr. BENNETT was offered a posting in South Africa and was told it could help his chances of becoming president. He declined, preferring not to uproot his family, according to daughter Brenda BENNETT- LEARMONTH. He had married Laurie McDERMOTT in 1955 and they had three children, Bruce, Brenda and Lynne. The couple later separated and were divorced. Laurie McDermott BENNETT later died.
But opportunities knocked again at Ford Canada. Mr. BENNETT had won the admiration and backing of Ford Motor Co. chairman Henry Ford II by making himself the company expert on free trade, and on November 16, 1970, he was given the job of president.
Heading one of Canada's largest companies at 42 won Mr. BENNETT the reputation of being a wunderkind. In a profile, The Globe and Mail described him as a "youthful financial whiz who never graduated from university." Two years later, he was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer.
When he was made president, Mr. BENNETT said he would take the job for no less than five years and no more than 10, says his son Bruce, now president of Bennecon. "He felt if you couldn't do what you wanted in 10 years, it was time for someone else to take charge."
So in 1981, he stepped down as president, although he served a brief period after that as chairman. He turned down an executive job offer at the U.S. head office because he didn't want to leave Canada. He continued to serve on the Ford Canada board until the subsidiary was privatized in 1995.
Claude Lamoureux was an executive at Metropolitan Life Holdings when Mr. BENNETT was named chair of the company's board. He went to their first meeting together prepared to answer questions about sales and finances. Instead, Mr. BENNETT wanted to know about the human resources department. "He put real emphasis on people, on having the right human resources department… on having the right team," said Mr. Lamoureux, now president and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund.
In 1986, Mr. BENNETT served on the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance and issued a minority report saying that plans to remove seasonal benefits would be too Draconian a measure for chronically depressed regions. He argued that an income-supplement program should be put in place before any move was made to base unemployment benefits on a full year's income. That strong sense of fair play was demonstrated again in February, 1995, when he wrote a critical letter to Ford's U.S. head office. It charged that the parent company's transfer pricing policy was suppressing profits at the Canadian subsidiary.
He called the low earnings "an embarrassment for management, employees and dealers as well as Canadian directors." The letter suggested that Ford Motor Co. buy out the minority shareholders if it was not prepared to let the Canadian operations become more profitable. A buyout plan was announced two months later.
A focal point for the BENNETT family's time together was a cottage on an island in Lake of Bays, in the Muskoka area, north of Toronto. Mr. BENNETT installed "the smallest car ferry in the world" to transport his Ford Explorer to the island, said Keith HILLYER, who had a cottage nearby. A motorized cable system pulled the ferry across. "To get on the ferry, the car had to go down a precipitous incline," Mr. HILLYER said. "He had to be careful it didn't slide off the other side."
Mr. BENNETT pursued his busy lifestyle of business, charitable, athletic and social endeavours into his late 70s - it was just last year when a diagnosis of bladder cancer forced him to slow down.
A year ago, he attended his last session of the Friday Night Poker Club and lost $120. David FLEMING/FLEMMING, one of four founding members still living, says the group plans to carry on its six-decades-old tradition.
Roy Frederick BENNETT was born in Winnipeg on March 18, 1928. He died at his Toronto home of bladder cancer on June 4, 2007. He was 79. He leaves his wife, Gail Cook- BENNETT; children Bruce, Brenda, Lynne and Christopher; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Ken.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-23 published
BENNETT, Robert Walter
By Pearl Christine BENNETT, Page L6
Entrepreneur, politician, crusader. Born January 6, 1917, in McMurrich Township, Parry Sound, Ontario Died April 1 at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia, Ontario, of pneumonia following a stroke, aged 90.
Bob's father's parents were among the early settlers to Muskoka. Bob was "a wild colonial boy," a descendent of English and Irish immigrants with all the strengths, and baggage, of his pioneer heritage.
In the autumn of 1934, at age 17, he left his parents' home near Keswick House, in Port Carling, and worked that winter in a lumber camp. During the latter part of the Depression, he was an itinerant worker in the American West, "riding the rails" from job to job. He picked fruit, harvested grain and was involved in a mine that struck it rich - but only after he had deserted it and taken with him, as his due, as many mining tools as he could carry.
Bob was involved with "some pretty tough characters and some desperate situations." He wrote a book about his adventures - Bindle Stiff: Autobiography of a Super Hobo (1985).
In 1939, Bob enlisted in the Canadian army. By the end of the war he was working with the British intelligence service as one of the technicians assigned to mathematician Alan Turing, inventor of the Turing Bombe, developed to decode messages that had been encrypted by the German Enigma cipher machines.
Bob's postwar work in Muskoka as a journeyman house painter contributed to his success in his next career - a real estate broker, buying and selling Muskoka properties. He was also a politician, serving in the 1950s as councillor, reeve and fire chief in Port Carling. In 1971, he was the first mayor of the newly formed Township of Muskoka Lakes.
Bob was a crusader. He was concerned about the death by acidification of his beloved Muskoka Lakes and came to the conclusion that the environment in Muskoka was harmed by the big chimney in Sudbury. Bob tried to persuade his fellow politicians to sue Inco. When they would not take up the cause, he resigned in his second term as mayor and sued Inco and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
Bob lost the case, and was directed to pay not only his costs, but those of Inco and the ministry. He continued to wage his war, taking them to court several times, losing each case.
His environmental concerns cost him dearly, and he was bitterly disappointed that his efforts to preserve Muskoka for future generations had so little effect and were so little valued. But that didn't keep him from trying to get business and government to clean up their acts. Right up to the last few months of his 90 years, Bob BENNETT was buttonholing anyone who would listen in his crusade to preserve the environment.
Bob is buried in Port Carling Cemetery, beside Ruby, his "perfect partner."
Pearl Christine BENNETT is the only child of Bob BENNETT.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
MacFARLANE, Ross
On Tuesday, October 16, 2007 of cancer in his 58th year at his beloved cottage. Survived by his loving wife Kathy, daughters Patricia (Christopher) BENNETT and Jennifer (Joshua) BRANSFIELD and granddaughters Ashley, Abigail and Hailey. He will be lovingly remembered by his father Ronald M. MacFARLANE, sisters Frances (John) HARDING and Gillian (Neil) McCARNEY and their families, mother-in-law Patricia MORDEN and sister-in-law Anne (Brian) MORDEN- MAYES. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy. 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, October 19 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with interment in Wellington, Prince Edward County. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
GRASSBY, Robert Leigh, P.Eng. (1920-2007)
Peacefully at Saint Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007. Husband of the late Joan O'HARA and Florence WALSH. Dear father of Leigh, Janet (Pierre CHOLETTE,) Robert (Lynn SWEENEY), John (Rhonda HAMEL- SMITH), Brian (Joanna BENNETT) and Elizabeth (Mike STEFAN.) Grandfather of Timothy, Shaughn and Katie McAULIFFE, Eric (Joanna MacLEOD,) Jennifer and Emily CHOLETTE, Ryan and Robyn GRASSBY, Andrew, Jamie and Alex (Fritzy) GRASSBY, Maggie and Robbie Hamel-Smith GRASSBY, Riley and Samantha STEFAN. son of the late Arthur GRASSBY and Amelia MARRIN of Winnipeg. Predeceased by his brothers, Gerald, Edward, Hugh, Kenneth, Richard and his three sisters Louise, Marguerite and Joyce. Survived by his brother James of Sudbury. Robert was President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Locomotive Works, V.P. of Dominion Bridge and Plant Engineer and Manager of research and development for Robert Mitchell Co. He was also President and board member of Saint Mary's Hospital, V.P. and director of Engineer's Club, board member of Hermitage Club, Honorary member of The Royal Montreal Golf Club and board member of Concordia University. During the war years he served in Northwest Europe, Italy and United Kingdom as a lieutenant, captain and acting major. He was a strong, loving, interested father and grandfather who leaves behind a supportive loving family who hope to follow his lead. Visitation at the Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Québec (corner Isabella) on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Edmund of Canterbury Church (corner St. Charles and Beaconsfield), Beaconsfield, on Saturday, October 27 at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made in his memory to the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, 3830 Lacombe Ave., Montreal, H3T 1M5. Condolences may be received at www.kanefetterly.com

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
McEACHERN, Norma (née BENNETT)
It is with immense sadness that the family announces the death of Norma on November 8, 2007, in Toronto, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill McEACHERN. Loving mother of Ronald and Donna (David BAINES.) Cherished grandmother of Sarah and Andrew (Andrea), and great-grandmother of Cassidy and Kaitlyn. Sister of John BENNETT and the late Murray and Fred BENNETT. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 12 noon until the service in the chapel at 2 o'clock on Sunday, November 11th. A reception will follow. Donations in Norma's memory to the Alzheimer Society for Metropolitan Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite #500, Toronto M4P 2C9 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
GIBSON, Lt. Col. Edward Slade, C.D., M.D., F.C.B.O.M.
On November 10, 2007, age 79. Beloved husband of Audrey WRIGHT (MOGGACH) and the late Jean SOEDER (mother of his three sons.) son of the late Capt. Lyle and Edith GIBSON. Proud father of Col. Neil (Eleanore) of St. Albert, Chris (Nicole) of Courtice and Brian (Alison) of Burlington. Step-father of Susan O'BRIEN of Hamilton and Warren WRIGHT (Linda) of Harrington Park, New Jersey. Brother of Joan BENNETT of Toronto, uncle of Karen BENNETT (Peter) of Toronto and John BENNETTT (Inge) of Ottawa. Proud of 11 exceptional grandchildren, Katy, Aidan, Kyle, Breanne, Taylor and Gregory GIBSON, Jesse and Matt O'BRIEN, Eric, Alex and Lauren WRIGHT. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools and the University of Toronto. In his medical career he was in family practice in Welland and Tavistock Ontario. As an occupational health physician was Medical Director at Dofasco until his retirement, then Medical Director of the Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Centre. He was the first president of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada. He was a strong supporter of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics within industry and was an honourary fellow of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. In his research as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University he was the first to identify the association between steel foundry work and lung cancer. With his colleagues at Dofasco demonstrated the hearing loss could occur at noise levels of 85 decibels (formerly thought to be a 'safe' level). His research on low back pain demonstrated that pre-employment back x-rays did not predict future back pain, other research involved cardiovascular disease and hypertension in steelworkers and latterly the impact of sleep problems on adolescent students. In the Canadian Forces he had been a Flight Surgeon in the Royal Canadian Air Force and in the R.C.A.M.C.(M) was Commanding Officer of 12 Medical Company, Kitchener, and 16 Medical Company, Hamilton. In the community he was President of SleeplWake Disorders Canada and had been a director of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Hamilton Burlington Big Brother Association and Pet Trust (University of Guelph). He was a member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Westdale. We would particularly like to thank the Staff of the Community Care Access Centre for their vital help. The Juravinski Centre, Dr. Hotte, Doctor Craigie, Maryanne were particularly efficient and compassionate. Very special thanks to Doctor Grant Taylor and the caring staff of the Doctor Bob Kemp Hospice. The family will receive Friends at The Swackhamer, Blachford and Wray Funeral Home, 1341 Main St. W., Hamilton, 905-522-9221, on Tuesday November 12, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held on Wednesday at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Westdale, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Doctor Bob-Kemp Hospice, Saint Paul's Anglican Church or the charity of your choice.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-04 published
SPOONER, Hazel
In her 102nd year on Sunday, December 2, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Frank. Beloved mother of Judith Allin (Charles BENNETT) and the late Joyce SPOONER. Loving grandmother to Karen ALLIN- SOL (Greg SOL) and Boyd ALLIN (Chelsea.) Loved great-grandmother to Lauren and Owen SOL and Jasper ALLIN. A Service will be held at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (south of Eglinton) on Tuesday at 1 p.m., visitation one hour prior to service. If desired, donations to Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Toronto Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
DE CANDOLE, Nancy (née LUCE)
Nancy DE CANDOLE passed away peacefully in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia on December 3, 2007. She was 96. She was the last member of her generation and was predeceased by her husband Corry, brothers Charles and Arthur and sisters Rachel NASH and Kathleen LUCE. She is survived by her four children: daughters Janet HOLT and Clare BENNETT (Keith) and sons James and Richard (Wendy,) Luce and de Candole nephews and nieces in the U.S., England, New Zealand, Kenya and Zimbabwe, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Nancy was born to Richard and Mary LUCE on April 25, 1911 in Derby, England. Her father was a medical doctor who during World War I served as the Director of Medical Services of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and later became a Member of the British Parliament. As a teenager Nancy attended Sandecotes School for Girls where she excelled in music. In 1931 she attended the Royal College of Music in London obtaining an A.R.M.C. in piano. While in London she met her husband Corry and they were married on January 30, 1933 in Bombay where Corry received his first posting as a medical doctor with Royal Army Medical Corp. They returned to England in the late 1930s and immigrated to Canada in 1951 where Corry took positions as a physiologist with the Department of National Defence first at a research lab outside Medicine Hat, Alberta then in Toronto. In 1965 they retired to acreage outside Qualicum Beach where Nancy lived for over 40 years. Nancy taught piano for nearly 70 years and was an inspiration to many students. Many people were also touched by her Christian faith and generous heart. In the 1950s she became an Associate with the Sisters of Saint_John the Divine based in Toronto. In Qualicum Beach she was a long-time member of Saint Mark's Church, founded an inter-denominational meditation group and was active in local peace and environment initiatives. She also served as pianist for the Parksville Community Choir. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will take place on December 8 at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-14 published
BEAMISH, Elizanetj Joan
Peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday December 12, 2007 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Ensor. Mother to Michael (Mary,) David (Lorraine,) Judy Nave (Luciano) and Jennifer MILLARD (Brian). Loving grandmother to Jason, Katie, Christopher, Kelly, Lisa, Lori, Matthew, Sarah. Proud great-grandmother to Ryker, Keara, Adalyn, Mya, Justin Sophia, Daniela, Aayla. Survived by her sisters Pamela BENNETT of Montreal and April OLSEN of Elora. Predeceased by her sister Jean CALDWELL of Montreal. Elizabeth will be missed by her Friends at St. Leonard's Anglican Church (Moosonee Group) and the Trefoil Guild. Friends may call at the Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St Leonard's Anglican Church (Wanless Avenue, east of Yonge, north of Lawrence) on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Following the service a reception will be held in the Canon Dyke Hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Leonard's Anglican Church, or the charity of your choice.

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BENNETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
BENNETT, Susan Mary (July 20, 1954-December 25, 2000)
In loving memory of our dearest Susan who was and always will be, comfort and joy. Deeply missed, forever loved, Your loving family and Friends. Take care of Molly for us.

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