BRIGGS 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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BRIGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-01 published
BUCKE, H. William Walpole
Flt. Lt. Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 415 Squadron
Peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital with his family by his side on October 30, 2007 in his 89th year. Bill, loving husband of Ann for 64 years. Much loved father of Margaret and her husband Gary LANGLANDS of Uxbridge, Ontario. Predeceased by his son Tony. Cherished grandfather of Andrew and Craig LANGLANDS. Beloved uncle of Seaneen O'ROURKE, Louise SMITH, Peggy WILLIAMS, Kari KITTERMASTER, Kristin ROGERS, Timothy, William and Leonard O'ROURKE, John KITTERMASTER Jr. and David BRIGHAM. Survived by his brother-in-law John A. KITTERMASTER. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221), on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Condolences may be received at bill.bucke@wardfh.com

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BRIGHT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
Friends mourn a man who was cheerful, selfless
Constable Rob PLUNKETT is York Regional Police's first fatality in the line of duty in more than two decades
By Timothy APPLEBY and Alan CAIRNS and Tim SHUFELT, Page A8
On the chilly February day nine years ago, when 78-year-old Katherine TOPPI's car skidded across a frozen lake and then plunged through the ice close to the retirement home in Markham where she lived, her prospects could scarcely have been more dire.
Ms. TOPPI had suffered a stroke and lost control of her vehicle, which now was submerged in a couple of metres of bone-numbing water.
Fortunately for her, a couple of uniformed guardian angels were on hand.
One was York Regional Police Constable Brent LUCKASAVITCH; the other his partner, Constable Rob PLUNKETT.
Together the policemen carried an inflatable boat out across the ice and paddled it out to the stricken car, the windshield of which Constable PLUNKETT smashed with his baton. They then scooped the shivering Ms. TOPPI to safety.
A cheerful, gregarious father of three and a star athlete who ran triathlons and excelled at half a dozen other strength-testing sports, Constable PLUNKETT won a bravery award for the rescue and would likely have said it was all in a day's work.
But the volunteer work he did, over and above a 22-year police career cut short early yesterday morning, set him apart.
And his particular passion was in working with mentally handicapped athletes.
"He had a tremendous impact; he's been a great inspiration for everyone who knew him. This is a huge loss," said Deborah BRIGHT, president and Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics Canada. "He was just one of these good people you don't meet very often in your life."
When York Regional Police played host to the Ontario Special Olympics in 2000, Constable PLUNKETT chaired the bidding team, raising close to $1-million for the roughly 800 participants, drawn from almost 100 countries. Five events took centre stage: floor hockey, five- and 10-pin bowling, swimming and powerlifting.
As well, he was for many years instrumental in organizing the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, since 1987 the favoured charity of Ontario's police.
"Rob was one of our top fundraisers for more than 15 years," Special Olympics Ontario president Glen MacDONELL said.
"He really believed in what the Special Olympics did for people with intellectual disabilities and he was really engaged in the community. It was in his nature to be that way and he was well thought of right around the world. He was recognized locally, provincially, nationally and internationally because he was one of the best."
Why did he do it? It was not because he had any vested interest. None of his three children - two sons aged 16 and 14 and an 18-year-old daughter - bore any of the handicaps shared by the people whose cause he championed.
"He didn't do this for any obvious reasons - he was just a great man, he loved doing things for other people," said Constable Alan RICHARDSON of the Timmins Police Service, the National Torch Run co-ordinator.
"He had no connection with the Special Olympics other than that he was a police officer and that's our charity of choice. He was just a great family man who loved sports. Everybody he touched and talked to and got to know held him close to their hearts."
Constable PLUNKETT spent several years with the York Regional Police tactical squad, one of the more hazardous police duties, before switching to undercover surveillance work.
"As a police officer you'd think that might be a safer job," Constable RICHARDSON said. "But you know, there is no safe job as a police officer."
In Constable PLUNKETT's small hometown of Midhurst, just north of Barrie, residents were reeling yesterday after learning their neighbour and friend was the fallen policeman they had heard about in news reports. One family friend broke into tears.
"He was a really lovely man, with a really strong family," she said, asking not to be named, before running to the PLUNKETT home. Constable PLUNKETT's widow, a school teacher, was "devastated," the woman said.
The PLUNKETT family sat on the front porch of their grey-brick house on what is normally a quiet street. Cars lined the tree-filled front yard as Friends and family gathered to offer support.
A spokesman for the family said they were too distraught to speak about their loss. A friend of the PLUNKETTs' youngest son said he went over to the family's house after hearing the news.
"He's upset, but it hasn't really sunk in," said 14-year-old Brian HUGHES. "No one wants to believe it's true."
By every account, the veteran officer was a well-liked, if private, neighbour.
Roland DEMPSTER, a 30-year community resident, was aware that Constable PLUNKETT was a policeman but only knew him well enough to wave from his yard.
Mr. DEMPSTER shook his head at what he said was a senseless crime.
"For an airbag? Does that make any sense to you?" he said. "It's sad our society's going that way."
The PLUNKETTs' oldest child, Amanda, is preparing to go to university in the fall, said Kay RADMAN, a co-worker at the nearby Sears department store.
"She's a wonderful girl; we just love her," she said of Amanda, who attended Ms. RADMAN's 50th birthday party last weekend.
In yesterday's wilting heat, flags at all city facilities in the City of Vaughan flew at half mast, as they did at Toronto police stations, to honour the slain officer. They will remain that way until Constable PLUNKETT's funeral.
"Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with his family," Vaughan Mayor Linda JACKSON said in a statement. "The full meaning of the police motto, 'To serve and protect,' is brought home to all of us today by today's tragic event."

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BRIGHTMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
BRIGHTMAN, Earl
Peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Princess Margaret Hospital. Earl BRIGHTMAN, beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Howard, and Cheryl Susan. Earl was predeceased by his parents and brother. He will be sadly missed by his family and Friends. A graveside service was held on Tuesday November 20th at Dawes Road Cemetery, Zion Benevolent Section. Shiva Private. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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BRIGLIA o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-14 published
From cub reporter to managing editor, BRIGLIA did it his way
By Joe MATYAS, Sun Media, Thurs., June 14, 2007
In the lexicon of old-school reporters and editors, it was "30" for Anthony John BRIGLIA on Tuesday.
It was the end of the story for a man known to colleagues at The London Free Press simply as "Jack."
BRIGLIA died at 81 at Mount Hope Long Term Care Centre in London after what his family described as "a heroic struggle" with Parkinson's disease.
For about four decades, BRIGLIA worked as a reporter, editor and columnist at The Free Press, topping off his career as managing editor from 1978 to 1985.
He started, at age 16, as a part-time sports stringer.
Although it was an era of rough, gruff editors, the young scribe with the compassionate, gentle nature wasn't deterred from a newspaper career.
But he did it his way.
After earning a journalism degree at University of Western Ontario, BRIGLIA obtained a master's degree at Columbia University in New York City.
Degrees in hand, he returned to The Free Press.
A reporter with a master's degree was "unusual" in the 1950s, said Norm IBSEN, a colleague who made his mark as an Ontario legislature reporter and editorial page editor.
Newspapers were then full of people who worked their way up from the bottom, IBSEN said.
BRIGLIA differed from the old school as an opera lover, said IBSEN, adding he was also an avid baseball fan.
Ivor WILLIAMS, managing editor before BRIGLIA, remembered him as "a gentleman. He carried himself with a lot of dignity. Everybody liked him."
At the peak of his career, BRIGLIA served on the Ontario Press Council for seven years, was vice-president of the Canadian managing editors association and chair of the editorial division of the Canadian Daily Newspapers Association.
He was also The Free Press's ombudsman from 1985 to 1991, appointed to represent the concerns of readers.
Gord SANDERSON, who succeeded BRIGLIA as reader's advocate, said "I respected his love of the business and dedication to high standards of journalism that he displayed as ombudsman."
BRIGLIA believed editors should be held accountable for what's published in the newspaper and he frequently sided with readers' complaints.
"He was a fair, thoughtful fellow," said SANDERSON.
BRIGLIA and his wife, Mary, were parents to five children -- all of them adopted, his son John BRIGLIA said.
"Mom and dad were devoted parents," he said. "We certainly had a sense of family."
John Sr. was "an elegant, loving, caring, humble man," he said.
"He loved opera, music and baseball, especially the New York Yankees."
Although he suffered with Parkinson's for the last five years of his life, he never lost his sense of humour, said John.
"He had a strong faith. He didn't talk about it much, but it was a source of strength and comfort to him."
Friends of BRIGLIA will be received by his family at the Millard George Funeral Home on Ridout Street in London from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church at Cathcart Street and Duchess Avenue.

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BRIGLIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-14 published
BRIGLIA, Anthony John " Jack"
On Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Mount Hope Long Term Care Centre, London after a heroic struggle with Parkinson's Disease, Jack wrote "30" to a lifelong career as a newspaperman. Employed first as a "stringer" by the sports department of the London Free Press, at the age of 16, he went on to studies in Journalism at University of Western Ontario; obtained his M.Sc. from Columbia School of Journalism; returning to the Free Press newsroom and spent many years as reporter, then managing editor and eventually ombudsman for the same paper. On retirement, he returned to University of Western Ontario as adjunct professor in the School of Journalism. Jack was the only child of Pasquale and Jessie (Gesumina CORTESE) BRIGLIA. He is survived by his wife, Mary, children Tom (Cathy,) Andrea (Rene), John (Cheryl), Ian, Denise (Mick), eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as several cousins. Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 46 Cathcart Street at Duchess Avenue, London on Saturday, June 16th at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation with a private interment at a later date. Prayers will be said in the chapel Friday at 7: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charitable organization in Jack's memory. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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BRIGNALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
SHULTIS, Doctor William Kenneth (1915-2007)
Dr. William Kenneth SHULTIS died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, June 1, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the age of 92 years. He was born on March 24, 1915 in Port Colborne, Ontario to Doctor John and Mary Lavina Dawn SHULTIS. He was the youngest of four children. His brothers, John and Everett, and sister Vera all have predeceased him. After graduating from Port Colborne High School in 1932, he enrolled at McMaster University where he excelled at tennis and hockey. In 1933 he enrolled in Dentistry at the University of Toronto. During the summers of his University years he was a popular counsellor at Camp Ahmek on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, where he inspired in his young campers a great love of the outdoors during his many extended canoe trips. Upon graduation, Doctor SHULTIS practiced General Dentistry in Toronto from 1938 to 1942. In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Dental Corps and served his country for two years in the Air force and one year each in the Navy and Army. Upon discharge in 1946, Doctor SHULTIS took postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1947. He then started, in Toronto, a private Orthodontics practice which he ran until his retirement in early 1988. He developed several novel techniques in Orthodontia, which he taught as an associate of Orthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto from 1947-57. He also served in 1953 as chair of the Orthodontics section of the Canadian Dental Association, and in 1958 as chair of the Orthodontics Study Club. He was a long term member of the Granite Club in Toronto, and later when he moved to Calgary in 1991 he was a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club. In 1940 Doctor SHULTIS was married to the former Dahlia Roberta AINLAY in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ken was predeceased by his wife Dahlia in 1979. He later married the former Jean Margaret VANSTONE (McCORMICK) in 1980 in Galt, Ontario. Jean predeceased Ken in 2005. Doctor SHULTIS is survived by two children from his first marriage: Doctor John Kenneth (Susan) SHULTIS of Manhattan, Kansas, and their daughters Kate (Ed) WENNINGER and Carrie (Nate) REITZ and granddaughters Abby, Anna, Cara, and Millie; and Dahlia Sue (Jack) WOOD of Calgary. From his second marriage, Ken is survived by Jean's three children: Barbara Elizabeth (Jim) BRIGNALL of Calgary, and sons Chris (Alisha) BRIGNALL and Eric BRIGNALL and grand_son Keenan; Helen Margaret (Bruce) MURRAY of St. Catharines, and daughters Chandra and Jillian and Frederick Walter (Patty) VANSTONE of Vancouver and daughters Sheila and Laurie. Doctor SHULTIS will be remembered as a very kind and generous person, always of good humour, and with concern for others. He never met a stranger, making Friends with his congeniality and his signature butterscotch candy. His children remember the skating years at the Granite Club, and the wonderful canoe trips with him in Algonquin Park; his grandchildren treasure the stories he told; and his great-grandchildren remember his extraordinary whistling. A private family gathering will be held in Calgary. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto on Thursday, June 21, 2007. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com Arrangements in care of McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes

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BRILL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-23 published
ADAM/ADAMS, Gwendoline " Gwen" F. (née GOODCHILD)
Peacefully at Lee Manor on Monday, October 22nd, 2007. Gwen F. ADAM/ADAMS (née GOODCHILD) formerly of Walkerton in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Ronald ADAM/ADAMS. Loving mother of Geraldine (Gerald) BRILL of Annan, Glynis (Hank) BONNEVELD of Walkerton and Paul (Jan) ADAM/ADAMS of Windsor. Also survived by eight grandchildrfen, six great-grandchildren and her brother Alan of London, England. Predeceased by a great-grand_son. At Gwen's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Walkerton Cemetery on Saturday, October 27th at 10; 30 a.m. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BRILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-21 published
BRILL, Linda
Died peacefully in her sleep on Monday September 17, 2007 after a long and difficult struggle with lung cancer and neurological complications following surgery. Beloved wife of Doctor Ron BILLINGS, stepmother to Doug, Lorraine and David and grandmother to Sarah, Mackenzie, Bronwyn and Sean. At Linda's wish, she will be cremated without ceremony. A memorial gathering for Friends and family will be held at a future date. If desired, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to a children's education charity of your choice.

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BRILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
HERTZ, Alfred
On Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at Princess Margaret Hospital. Al HERTZ, beloved husband of Honey. Loving father and father-in-law of Sherryl DOBSON, Elise HERTZ and Robert DIEHL, and Debbie HERTZ. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Florence and Eddie BRILL. Devoted grandfather of Erin, Joanna, and Jake. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, October 14th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 425 Walmer Road #5A, daily from 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Al Hertz Family Foundation, c/o Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave., Toronto, M5G 2M9 at 416-946-6560.

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BRILLINGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
CAMPBELL, John Ross
Peacefully passed away on Friday, October 26, 2007, at the William Osler Health Centre in Brampton. Beloved son of Betty and the late Bob CAMPBELL. Lovingly remembered by his sister Jane and her spouse John BRILLINGER of Woodbridge and his brother Jim CAMPBELL and his wife Angela of Georgetown. Sadly missed by his extended cottage family on Canal Lake. John's vast hockey experiences touched many lives from his playing days with the North York Rangers, Kitchener Rangers, Waterloo Warriors, SVB Bayreuth Germany, Friday Night Spitfires, Sunday Morning Pickup…"With Victories too numerous to mention". Family and Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home Brampton Chapel, 289 Main Street North, 905-451-1100, on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral ceremonies will be held at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. The family wish to express sincere appreciation to the caregivers of 4E Respirology department at the William Osler Health Centre.

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BRIMACOMBE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-23 published
CHRISTENSEN, Linda M.
Passed away peacefully at the Credit Valley Hospital on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at the age of 60. Beloved mom of Mikael. Much loved daughter of Hilda and the late Peter BISSON. Loving sister of Carol (Ron) BRIMACOMBE, Donna (Peter) TIKUISIS, Tracy (Randy) KODAMA. 'Aunty Linda' will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews Cathryn (Greg and Cohen), Peter (Katie); Christine (Jeff), Aaron (Tara and Claudia), Katrina; Danielle, Heidi, Andrea and Melissa. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) on Monday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 10 a.m. Private interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Breast Cancer Network (www.canadahelps.org)

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BRINDLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
MILLER, Russell Lloyd
Peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, Russell Lloyd MILLER of Woodingford Lodge and formerly of Chieftain Street, Woodstock, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Helen MILLER (née DOUGHERTY.) Dear father of Graham, Bernice Atkinson (Tony,) Marion CHARTRAND, Doris McKEOWN (Dale), Velma WHERRY (Ken), Joyce QUAIFE (Brett) and Lorna SKINNER (Steve.) Loved grandfather of 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Dear brother of Audrey WHITEHEAD, Marie SHERRAN (Jim,) Pearl BRINDLEY and Tom MILLER (Marg) and brother-in-law of June MILLER, Neldy MILLER, Velma BIGINGTON (Bob), Bernice DOWNEY (Gord) and Frank JONES. Predeceased by two precious grandchildren; Naomi and Eric, dear daughter-in-law Dianne MILLER (2005,) sister-in-law Doris JONES (2003) and by his seven brother and two sisters. Friends will be received at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home¸ 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, (519-539-0004), on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 3: 30 p.m. with President Wayne CHISHOLM officiating. Interment later in the Anglican Cemetery. Contribution to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BRINK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-04 published
COCHRANE, Peter Edward
Peacefully, surrounded by family and Friends, on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at the age of 75. Peter was a well-known, multi-talented, extremely caring person whose life touched so many in this city and elsewhere. Teacher, broadcaster, actor/ director, and 'foodie' - either fabulously cooking it, teaching it broadcasting about it, or writing and reviewing it - Peter nourished, cared for, challenged and was a mentor to so many Friends and acquaintances. Peter's talent was to bring together people from all walks of life, of all ages and from every conceivable background; and his gatherings will be remembered for their wonderful conversations, camaraderie and incredible cuisine. He will be sorely missed by his family, all his Friends and by many, many others, including his students and faculty at Algonquin College, and his colleagues at the Ottawa Little Theatre, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and CJOH. Predeceased by his loving partner, Rene MARCHAND. Peter is survived by his daughters, Eliza (Rob PASSINGHAM) of Courtenay, British Columbia and Kate (Paul BRINK) of Toronto, his grandchildren, Callum and Aidan PASSINGHAM, and Helena and Felix BRINK; and his younger brother, John, sister-in-law, Barbara, his nieces Dale and Susan and their families in Johannesburg, South Africa. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa from 9 a.m. until service time in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bruce House in Ottawa. Condolences/Donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143

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BRINKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
BRINKER, Madeline (née MELS)
Passed away peacefully on July 29, 2007 in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband, of 52 years Theodore BRINKER (1990.) Much loved mother of Robert and Carole BRINKER of Port Dover, Michael BRINKER of Toronto, Fran BRINKER of Simcoe, Mary Lou and Mark HUKEZALIE of Toronto, Ted BRINKER of Simcoe and Vicki HARRIS of Simcoe. Dear grandmother to Michelle DACOSTA (Michael,) Cheryl STANBURY (David) and Corinne BRINKER- WINCH (Steve), James BRINKER (Carmen), Sam BRINKER and Nicholas and Mike HUKEZALIE. Great-grandmother to Zachary, Sophia and Olivia DACOSTA, Mathew STANBURY and MacKenzie WINCH. A very special friend to Diane and John Cooper and their children Meg, Dalton and Mason. Predeceased by her brother Albert MELS and his wife Iris. Sister-in-law to Agatha LIETAER, Julia BRINKER and Annie and Lambert VANHOOREN. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters-in-law including Leo, John and Gerry BRINKER, Andy LIETAER, Cecilia and Edith BRINKER and cousin Rachel CAUSYN. "Aunt Madeline" to over twenty nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Murphy Funeral Home, Delhi (519) 582-1290 for visitation on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and for C.W.L. Rosary at 3: 00 p.m. and for Parish Prayers at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Port Dover on Thursday August 2nd at 10: 00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Pio BEORCHIA celebrant. Interment in Delhi Cemetery will follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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BRIOUX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
BRIOUX, Lorna Garland (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
With profound sadness the family announces the death of Lorna, who passed away peacefully at Saint Michael's Hospital on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007. Best friend and soul mate of her late husband Garry. Loving mother of Gregory (Debbie), of Burlington, Ontario, Stephen (Allison) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Bradley of Vancouver, British Columbia Very proud grandmother of Kaitlin, Cameron, Stephanie and Scott. Predeceased by parents Martha and George STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dearest sister of Bill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Neda,) and the late Isobel RICHARDSON. Beloved daughter-in-law of Norma KILLORAN. Most loved sister-in-law of Barb BRIOUX, Gay BRIOUX, Jackie and Don HARRIS, Charmaine and Dave DRAPER, Sharon and Bob CULLEN and the late Norm BRIOUX and Paul BRIOUX. Lorna is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She devoted her life to her husband and children. Her courage, compassion and strong faith will be her legacy to her children, their spouses and grandchildren. Family and Friends will be received at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday, July 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor St. West on Monday, July 30th, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. The family wishes to sincerely thank the many special people who provided loving compassionate care to Lorna during her illness.

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BRISCO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-04 published
MOORE, Thomas Glen
Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 in his 90th year. Thomas Glen MOORE, beloved son of the late Thomas and Christina MOORE, of Glenelg Township. Uncle of Mary and John McNAIRNEY of Winnipeg, James G. BRISCO and Teresa SPENCER of Delta, British Columbia and Robin BRISCO and Dave HEISER of Fort McMurray, also four grand-nieces and nephews. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Jim BRISCO and his wife Donna of Winnipeg. He was predeceased by two sisters: Esther MOORE and Mary (Mrs. J. BRISCO.) Friends for many years of Don ECKHARDT and Jake PENNER. A Celebration of Glen's Life will be held at the Durham Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 6th at 12 noon, with visitation from 10: 30 a.m. until the time of the service. Spring interment at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Durham Presbyterian Church Celebration and Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.

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BRISCOE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
O'REILLY, Frances Joan (née BRISCOE,) M.D.
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home on December 26, 2007 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Doctor Hugh O'REILLY. Loving mother of Esther Kathleen (Jerry SEGAL,) Rachel, Hugh (Anne CREIGHTON) and Una (Bruce COX.) Grandmother to Mike SCANLON (Angela,) Lily and Robert MacKENZIE, and Amy and Rick O'REILLY. Joan will be missed by Mike's father, Owen SCANLON, and her Friends and family in the U.S., Ireland and around the world. A pioneering woman in the field of medicine, Joan retired from the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League in 1986 to Calgary where she enjoyed a challenging game of bridge with her Friends. A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday, December 29 from 11-1 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doctor F. Joan O'Reilly Scholarship Hope for Children Foundation, 38 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1N1.

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BRISLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
CULLEN, Dorothy A. (DAVIS)
Sadly the family informs you that Dorothy (DAVIS) died on Tuesday, September 4, 2007. She was the loved wife of the late Arthur W. CULLEN. Dear mother of Pam LEHMAN of Aurora and Peter of Toronto. Grandmother of Christopher and Amanda. Sister of Marion (Mrs. Wm. BRISLEY), the late Ronald DAVIS, Emélie (Mrs. H. JENSEN), Patricia (Mrs. G. HOWARD) and Ted DAVIS. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock followed by a reception in the Leaside Room. Interment Highland Memory Gardens at 2 p.m. on Saturday. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society for Metropolitan Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite #500, Toronto M4P 2C9. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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BRISTOW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-23 published
WARD, Audrey L. " Long" (née SLADE)
Suddenly at her home in Owen Sound on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Audrey L. WARD (née SLADE) in her 82nd year. Dear companion of Ron McBRIDE. Loving mother of Julie (Ted) ANDERSON of Owen Sound and Brenda HEAD (Ernie BRISTOW) of Clarksburg. She will be sadly missed by eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; step-children Nancy (Don) AKINS, Shelly (Bev) BUCKTON, Jim (Mary) SPRAGUE and Danny SPRAGUE; seven step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Edith (Elmer) GALBRAITH of Orillia and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. At Audrey's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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BRISTOW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-24 published
WARD, Audrey L. " Long" (née SLADE)
Suddenly at her home in Owen Sound on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Audrey L. Ward (née SLADE) in her 82nd year. Predeceased by longtime companion Chester SPRAGUE. Dear friend of Ron McBRIDE. Loving mother of Julie (Ted) ANDERSON of Owen Sound and Brenda HEAD (Ernie BRISTOW) of Clarksburg. She will be sadly missed by eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; step-children Nancy (Don) AKINS, Shelly (Bev) BUCKTON, Jim (Mary) SPRAGUE and Danny SPRAGUE; seven step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Edith (Elmer) GALBRAITH of Orillia and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters and two brothers. At Audrey's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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BRISTOW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
McGILLIS, Gerald Eugene
(Former owner of the McGillis Hotel, Peterborough)
At Northumberland Hills Health Centre, Cobourg, on Thursday, September 13, 2007. Gerry McGILLIS of Gore's Landing, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Donna (BRISTOW.) Dear father of Leslie and Ian (Janet). Loving grandfather of Heather and Holly. Brother of the late Donald E. McGILLIS, and uncle to 9 nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law to Joan McGILLIS. A private family Graveside Service will take place at Saint Peter's Cemetery, Peterborough. The Reverend Phelan SCANLON officiating. If desired, memorial donations to the Dialysis Unit, Northumberland Hills Hospital, would be appreciated and may be made through the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road South. Friends may sign the on-line book of condolences at www.nisbettfuneralhome.com

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BRITNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
DUBAS, Stanley Paul
After a brief battle with cancer Stan passed away peacefully in Victoria, British Columbia on December 14, 2006. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Helen, his daughters Deborah GROOM (Rob), Heidi (David BRITNELL), and Krista WANSBROUGH (Sean,) and grand_sons Joshua GROOM and John Connor WANSBROUGH. In Toronto he leaves his brother Harry (Georgie), sisters Alys and Ann (Ted), and nephew Ralph (Cathy). He is predeceased by his mother Stella and father Paul. Stan's strength came from his faith, family and Friends. He embraced all of life's challenges in both work and leisure with passion, and his joy of life inspired those who knew him. Stan was born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, February 13, 1936. He attended Royal Military College (CMR) in Saint_Jean, Quebec, received his B.A. Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto, his Masters in Public Administration from Carleton University and was completing his Ph.D. thesis. His career path included, in Ottawa, Director General, National Health and Welfare; Deputy Director, Treasury Board Secretariat in British Columbia, Director, Management Operations, Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Health and Emergency Health Services, Chairman. He will be greatly missed as the Executive Director, James Bay Care Center in Victoria. There will be a Celebration of Stan's Life held on Sat. January 13, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Saanich Baptist Church, 4347 Wilkinson Rd. Victoria. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers donations in Stan's memory to the Saanich Baptist Church Building Fund or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of British Columbia and Yukon would be appreciated.

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BRITNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-12 published
BRITNELL, Douglas
Passed away peacefully at Carefree Lodge with his family by his side on Friday, September 7, 2007. Douglas, loving husband of Elizabeth (née MATHEWS) and predeceased by wife Jean. Loving father of Don (Sue), Gord, Jim and Trish. Stepfather of Jill and John ALMOND. Wonderful Grandfather (Mugwump) to Bonnie, Mike, Kim, Greg, Steve, Sean, James, David, Mark, Robin and Carly. Great-grandfather of Holly and Grace and survived by brother Jim (Mary Beth). Special thanks to all the staff at Carefree Lodge for their loving care. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday September 17, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Forest Grove United Church (43 Forest Grove Drive, Toronto). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Charity of choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca
R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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BRITTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-23 published
BRITTON, Peter Ewart, P.Eng. (February 21, 1926-August 21, 2007)
With family by his side, Peter passed away peacefully to join his lifelong partner Jean, in Gananoque, on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 in his 82nd year. His positive outlook on life, his caring for others and his booming laugh will be greatly missed by four sons John (Janice), Peter, Paul (Diana) and David (Nancy), his grandchildren Ian, Sarah, Daniel, Trevor and Alexandra, and his many Windsor, Toronto and Gananoque Friends and the buddies.
A consummate engineer, his handiwork is evident through the many things he built from toilets to toiletries, the variety of professional and charitable communities he contributed to, the lasting relationships he cherished, the "no way" bridge contracts he always made and the strong family foundation he and Jean created. His love of travel, bridge, golf, a party with family and Friends and most particularly his exciting journey with Jean made it all worthwhile.
Many thanks to the staff at Kingston General Hospital for the care and support provided during his last visit to the cottage.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Tompkins Funeral Home, 63 Garden Street, Gananoque, K7G 1H8. Visitation will be held at the family cottage on Friday, August 24th from 3 to 5 p.m. The Funeral service will be held, in Gananoque, at Christ Church on Saturday, August 25th at 1 p.m. Family will receive Friends at the cottage following the service. A memorial reception will be held at the Badminton and Racket Club, in Toronto, on September 20th from 4-6 p.m. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Online condolences at www.tompkinsfuneralhome.ca

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