BURPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
HINGSTON, Evelyn Stuart (née BURPE)
Montreal. Died peacefully in her sleep, while in Toronto, December 24, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Pat and her brother Leonard BURPEE. Dear mother of Judy DINGLE (Terry) and Bill (André BIGRAS), sister of Lois WINN, survived by her loving granddaughters and grand_son, Martha REEVE (David,) Jill DONALD (Graham) and Michael DINGLE (Jennifer) and five greatly cherished great-grandchildren Sarah, Ali, Tom, Emily and Georgia. Recently, "Gagi" celebrated, in good form, her 90th in Ottawa, Toronto and Victoria. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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BURPEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
HINGSTON, Evelyn Stuart (née BURPE)
Montreal. Died peacefully in her sleep, while in Toronto, December 24, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Pat and her brother Leonard BURPEE. Dear mother of Judy DINGLE (Terry) and Bill (André BIGRAS), sister of Lois WINN, survived by her loving granddaughters and grand_son, Martha REEVE (David,) Jill DONALD (Graham) and Michael DINGLE (Jennifer) and five greatly cherished great-grandchildren Sarah, Ali, Tom, Emily and Georgia. Recently, "Gagi" celebrated, in good form, her 90th in Ottawa, Toronto and Victoria. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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BURR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
GATES, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL) GATES formerly of Ekfrid Twp. in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late William E. GATES (1997.) Dear mother of Duncan (Susan) GATES, Lynda (Robert) SHAW and the late Sheila (2004.) Dear grandmother of Charlene MURRAY (Barry,) Ronald GATES (Jessica,) Leanne BURR (Dwayne,) Eric (Marianne) SHAW, Maria (Dan) MADER and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Mya, Nathan, Carter, Jason, Amanda, Benjamin, Ann Marie, Andrew and David. Predeceased by 1 sister, Margaret LYONS and 1 brother William CAMPBELL. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service to celebrate Marion's life will be held on Thursday January 4th at 11 a.m. Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART officiating. Interment Covenanted Baptist Church Cemetery, Mayfair. Memorial donations may be made to the Appin United Church or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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BURR o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
GATES, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL) GATES formerly of Ekfrid Twp. in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late William E. GATES (1997.) Dear mother of Duncan (Susan) GATES, Lynda (Robert) SHAW and the late Sheila (2004) Tom WHITNEY. Dear grandmother of Charlene MURRAY (Barry), Ronald GATES (Jessica), Leanne BURR (Dwayne), Eric (Marianne) SHAW, Maria (Dan) MADER and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Mya, Nathan, Carter, Jason, Amanda, Benjamin, Ann Marie, Andrew and David. Predeceased by 1 sister, Margaret LYONS and 1 brother William CAMPBELL. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service to celebrate Marion's life will be held on Thursday January 4th at 11 a.m. Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART officiating. Interment Covenanted Baptist Church Cemetery, Mayfair. Memorial donations may be made to the Appin United Church or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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BURR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-13 published
SWENSON, Bernard " Ben"
Veteran World War 2. Retired Businessman
Passed away at Good Samaritan Seniors Complex, Alliston, Ontario on Monday, June 11, 2007, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Lois PINGLE of Alliston, Ontario Loved father of Larry SWENSON and his wife Barbara Jane of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Sharon SWENSON of Toronto, Ontario, Debbie and her husband Tom HOGARTH of Windsor, Ontario Loving grandpa of Stephanie and her husband Andrew JONES, Samantha SWENSON, Alex and her husband Gord HARTLEY, Ainsley and Madison HOGARTH. Dear brother of Mary and her husband George HAIG and predeceased by Oscar SWENSON, John SWENSON, Sophie ERICKSON, Carrie PEARSON and Ingla GROOME. Dear brother-in-law of Edith BURR, Phyllis McROBBIE, Ann SPICER, Bruce and Donna PINGLE. Ben will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street, E., Alliston on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.

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BURRELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-01 published
Former Resident in "Lives Lived"
It was interesting to read in last Thursday's (July 26) Globe and Mail an article on the life of Joan Marguerite BURRELL which had been submitted by her daughter, Anne SCANLAN. Joan BURRELL was the wife of Doctor Archie BURRELL, who doctored in Dundalk in the late 1950's and early 60's.
It was a coincidence that she met her husband through a date set up by her sister, Carol, who was dating and later married Dr. Douglas BRODIE. Doctor BURRELL originally came from the Hanover area.
The BURRELLs moved from Dundalk to North York in 1962. Then in 1982 they went to Saudi Arabia where Doctor BURRELL worked in a hospital clinic. After returning to Canada Mrs. BURRELL followed her husband to the north where he filled in for doctors on vacation.
Dr. and Mrs. BURRELL had six children, four girls and two boys, and ten grandchildren.
Music was a big part of her live as she sang in the choir of the Forest Grove United Church, and would often have a grandchild seated beside her on the piano bench in her home.
Mrs. BURRELL died on April 28, 2007 from leukemia at the age of 76.
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BURRELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-26 published
BURRELL, Joan Marguerite (née HASSELL)
By Anne SCANLAN, Page L8
Mother, "Nana," wife, sister, friend. Born September 11, 1930, in Toronto. Died April 28 in Toronto of leukemia, aged 76.
Joan was a woman of style and class, best known in her later years as the matriarch of the family home in North York. The role of doctor's wife fit her like a slipper, although it was hardly as glamorous as she might have first imagined.
The third daughter of Beth and Jack HASSELL, Joan was a city girl. It was in the city that she met medical student Archie BURRELL, on a date arranged by Joan's sister, Carol, who was dating Archie's University of Toronto med student pal, Douglas BRODIE. Doctors BURRELL and BRODIE were destined to be brothers-in-law.
The bride soon followed the groom back to the countryside from which he hailed, specifically as the town doctor in Dundalk north of Orangeville, Ontario (Archie was from nearby Hanover.) Dundalk's claim to fame is that it's Ontario's highest point (526 metres) it's unlikely that the high point of Joan's career as a doctor's wife was the day a patient came by the house with four recently slaughtered chickens as payment for Doctor BURRELL's services.
More to her liking was the response at the local general store when Joan first arrived: "You just leave the bags here and we'll deliver them to you. You're the new doctor's wife."
Joan and Archie had six children: four girls and two boys. (Two of the girls were delivered by Archie himself because he beat the scheduled doctor to the delivery room.) Joan and her young family learned quickly that a country doctor was on permanent call.
She became the wife of a city doctor in 1962, when the family moved to North York. Life with Joan was always an adventure. No matter where the out-of-town destination, the car wouldn't get far before Joan would find a lake suitable for a spontaneous swim.
In the fall of 1982, Joan and Archie ventured to Saudi Arabia, where Archie worked in a hospital clinic. They used Jetta as a jetting-off point to travel in Europe and Asia. After returning to Canada, Joan followed her husband to the north, where Archie filled in for doctors on vacation.
In her later years, Joan loved nothing more than being surrounded by her six children and 10 grandchildren. Her laughter could fill a room. Music was also close to her heart. Joan sang in the choir of the Forest Grove United Church, and would often have a grandchild seated next to her on the piano bench at home.
On the night of Joan's final family Christmas gathering, her family surrounded her as she played Christmas carols deep into the evening. She never looked more content.
Anne SCANLAN, Joan's daughter, submitted this on behalf of siblings John, Sylvia, Elaine, Ruth and Andrew.

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BURRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-17 published
PIERCE, Anna Katrina
Born in Piney, Manitoba, died peacefully after a lengthy illness on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at North York Seniors Centre, in her 76th year. Anna leaves behind her longtime partner, Norman BURRIDGE and his son Brian. Loving mother of Leslie of Vancouver, Robert of Toronto, and Eric of Calgary. Grandmother of Kate, Martha, Patrick, Matthew, Lindsay, and Axl. She will be remembered for her great spirit, lovely sense of humour and quick wit. The family would like to thank Norman and Brian for their love over the last 10 years. A celebration of Anna's life will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at the family home, 132 Glen Road, at one o'clock. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BURRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-19 published
PIERCE, Anna Katrina
Born in Piney, Manitoba, died peacefully after a lengthy illness on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at North York Seniors Centre, in her 76th year. Anna leaves behind her longtime partner, Norman BURRIDGE and his son Brian. Loving mother of Leslie of Vancouver, Robert of Toronto, and Eric of Calgary. Grandmother of Kate, Martha, Patrick, Matthew, Lindsay, and Axl. She will be remembered for her great spirit, lovely sense of humour and quick wit. The family would like to thank Norman and Brian for their love over the last 10 years. A celebration of Anna's life will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at the family home, 132 Glen Road, at one o'clock. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BURROUGHS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
SMITH, Tom " Smitty"
Best friend and beloved husband of Linda passed quietly at the McCall Centre for Continuing Care August 24th after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his parents Ray and Vera, he will be remembered by son Geoff and his wife Jill CUNNINGHAM; daughter Kelly and her husband Dave KRUG; daughter Kim and her husband Paul BURROUGHS; sister Pat and her husband Alfons KONRAD; parents-in-law Howard and Jeanette COATES; grandchildren Kristen, Trevor, Nolan, Samantha, Ethan and Ryan, as well as numerous Friends and family. While born in East York, he spent most of his life in Mississauga. He developed a passion and skill for refereeing hockey, culminating with several years at the National Hockey League level. Finding that his chosen profession was not conducive to a family life, Tom put away the whistle and found success in the world of plumbing supplies. Tom was Owner and President of two companies -- CBS Plumbing Distributors and T&L Fittings. Most recently, he had been the Ontario Sales Rep for BMI Canada. In his free time, he greatly enjoyed his memberships at Mississaugua and Weston Golf Clubs where he developed countless Friendships. Tom also derived great enjoyment from his travels to Titusville Florida. Tom will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, friend and a true lover of life. Many thanks to the staffs at Princess Margaret Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and the McCall Centre for their devoted care. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal visitation or funeral. A small, private celebration of his life will take place in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to either Princess Margaret Hospital or Trillium Health Centre.

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BURROWS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-27 published
CARSON, Robert Allan
With his family by his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Wednesday afternoon July 25, 2007. Bob CARSON of Wiarton in his 55th year. Husband of the former Bonnie WALKER of Owen Sound. Loved father of Harold and his wife Carrie of Hepworth. Loving grandfather of Jaidan. Dear brother of Bev and his wife Carol Ann of Shallow Lake, Barb VARY and her husband John and Betty BURROWS and her husband Don all of Hepworth, Bonnie MATTHEWS and her husband Bill of Owen Sound, Brenda MOLE and her husband Wayne of Hepworth, Kathy BRAY and her husband Byron of Tara, Mike of Vancouver and Mary ANGELL and her husband Lou of Owen Sound. Brother-in-law of John CHARLTON of Clavering. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be conducted from Zion Cemetery, Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Bob by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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

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BURROWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
BURROWS, Miriam (née MYERSON)
On Sunday, June 24, 2007, in Montreal. Beloved wife of the late Nathan BURROWS. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Laura CRANGLE of Toronto, Ellis and Barbara of Oakville. Cherished Grandmother of Jillian and Hilary CRANGLE; Jeremy and Adam BURROWS. Predeceased by her siblings Faigie, Annette, Toby, Al and Bernice MYERSON. Sister-in-law of Bertha and the late Myer TAVEROFF, Molly and the late Sidney LEVINE, the late Clara and the late Sidney BURROWS. She is survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Special thanks to her caregiver Sybil Mayers for her loving care and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal on Tuesday, June 26 at 11: 00 a.m. Burial in Montreal. Shiva in Toronto. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hope and Cope c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, (514) 340-8251, or to the charity of your choice.

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BURROWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-13 published
Tourist dies after attack by panhandlers
By Matthew TREVISAN, Page A1
A tourist to Toronto succumbed to his injuries on the weekend after being attacked by an enraged gang of panhandlers in a downtown neighbourhood.
Four panhandlers already facing several assault charges will likely see those charges upgraded after Ross HAMMOND, of St. Catharines, died of his injuries Saturday, police say.
Councillor Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said yesterday that panhandling in Toronto is "essentially out of control."
It has now come to a point, he said, where an innocent person has died.
"I'm saddened obviously to hear that it's come to this," said Mr. Thompson (Ward 37, Scarborough Centre), who was attacked by a panhandler in Nathan Phillips Square in April, 2006.
"It's not unexpected. I think it will happen again if nothing is done."
The city is in the midst of a pilot project to study aggressive panhandling. However, the project doesn't cover the area near Trinity Bellwoods Park, where Mr. HAMMOND was stabbed.
Mr. HAMMOND reportedly underwent several operations before dying early Saturday morning after receiving multiple stab wounds during an altercation at about 12: 30 a.m. Thursday.
Toronto police said Mr. HAMMOND and a friend were walking west on Queen Street West toward Niagara Street when two men and two women in their early 20s approached them and asked for money.
They refused, and a verbal confrontation quickly turned into a physical melee. Mr. HAMMOND, 32, was stabbed in the chest and back, and some of the accused also received minor stab wounds.
One witness said he saw one person sprinting across Queen Street with a knife in his hand. He reportedly attempted to get away by jumping onto a moving taxi, which was left bloodied, in full view of two streetcars.
Reached yesterday at the couple's home in St. Catharines, Mr. HAMMOND's widow, Kara, said any family statement will be made through Toronto police.
"This is not a good time," she said.
Sergeant Tim BURROWS said he didn't expect the incident to affect how visitors view the city with respect to panhandlers.
"I would say 99 per cent of our panhandlers, though some could get aggressive in asking for money… know their place and what they're doing, and don't affect the majority of the public."
However, at Mayor David Miller's executive committee meeting in late May, restaurateurs said panhandlers routinely steal beer, food and tips from sidewalk patios. A downtown Tim Hortons owner told the committee she was left bleeding after she was slapped in the face by a "panhandler" she asked to leave her doughnut shop.
A two-month city pilot project in which city workers work with people panhandling between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the area from Spadina Avenue to Jarvis Street, and from Yorkville Avenue to Queens Quay, concludes on September 30. A report to the executive committee is due in 2008.
When approached by panhandlers, the public shouldn't make eye contact and continue walking past them, Sgt. BURROWS said.
The four accused of no fixed address appeared in court Friday, but could be facing murder charges this week, police said.
On Friday, Sarah McDERMIT, 22, was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, assaulting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer. Jeremy WOOLLEY, 21, was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and obstructing a peace officer. Nicole KISH, 21, was charged with aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm, and Douglas FRESH, 22, was charged with aggravated assault.

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BURROWS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-14 published
FIDLER, Marguerite (LEPAGE)
By Joan Fidler BURROWS, Page L10
Homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, social worker, church and community volunteer, friend. Born December 15, 1907, in Wabigoon, Ontario Died May 10 in Toronto of natural causes, aged 99.
In Ottawa in the 1940s, whenever our mother felt strongly about an issue, she would head for the stack of postage-paid postcards inside her desk drawer and quickly send off a word of praise or a suggestion to a particular person, organization or government official.
As a child in Winnipeg, where her father owned a successful lumber business, Marguerite soon became aware of a troubled world; in later years, she still had vivid memories of the General Strike of 1919. Her own sense of community was developed largely through her church.
When only 17, she met Frank FIDLER at a church skating party. Frank abandoned a career in engineering to become a United Church minister. Marguerite obtained an M.A. in sociology from McGill University and became a social worker.
In 1934, they began married life together in Toronto, where Frank was associate minister at Bloor Street United Church. The war years were spent at Glebe United Church in Ottawa, where Marguerite provided hospitality to many soldiers and visitors. In 1949, they moved back to Toronto.
Marguerite managed a household of four children (Joan, Richard, Anne, Burtt) and hosted foreign students, church dignitaries and Friends of the children. She encouraged lively discussions, and while she had very definite opinions, she responded to individuals and committees alike with affirmation, encouragement, compassion and wise counsel. She and Frank were part of the early years of the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Canadian wing of Planned Parenthood. They travelled widely, including a year studying marriage and family life around the world.
Marguerite also volunteered in a variety of church and community organizations. At 91, she decided to step down from her remaining committee responsibilities. She felt that she had been "privileged to have had so many opportunities and adventures in life."
When Frank died and she entered a seniors' residence, Marguerite's new experiences continued - such as keeping in touch with Jasmin, a young Iranian student from a local school who had returned home. When recently asked what she thought of aging she chuckled: "I approve of it! You have to be yourself and keep on growing. Have lots to think about, lots of interests. Stick with the young."
She did just that and she continued writing those letters, urging her member of Parliament to do something.
Joan Fidler BURROWS is one of Marguerite's daughters; she wrote this with family collaboration.

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BURRY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-14 published
LONDRY, Clara (née BOYCE)
At Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Clara LONDRY, daughter of the late John and Harriett (TUCK) BOYCE, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Clarence LONDRY in 1971. Loved mother of Patricia and her husband Harvey DINSMORE of Kimberley, Joan and her husband Don ROSZMANN of Penetang, Shirley and her husband Terry MURPHY of Barry's Bay, and William “Bill” LONDRY and his wife Ruth of Red Lake. Sadly missed grandmother and great-grandmother of Dale and Gayle DINSMORE of Woodford and their children Curtis and Jordan, Todd and Donna DINSMORE of Hawkestone and their children Ayla, Jesse and Charlie, Colin and Sharon DINSMORE of Thornbury and their children Claire, Olivia and Cole, Kelly and Dustin SOULLIERE of Amherstberg and their children Nolan and Gavin, Kimberley Ann and Dave QUESNELLE of Penetang and their children Kylie and Matthew, Saundra and Doug COSANTINI of Oakville and their children Madison and Kayla, Richard MURPHY of Red Lake, Kristin MURPHY of Kitchener, Evan and Nichole LONDRY of London and their daughter Madelyn, and Eric and Joelle LONDRY of Revelstoke, British Columbia Predeceased by sisters Edith WILSON, Mabel CROFT, Beatrice McKEE, Florence TURVILLE, Mildred FISHER and Louise SLATER and by brothers Clarence, Calvin, Eddie, Lewis, Russell, Melville and George BOYCE and by Arthur, Cecil and Myrtle in infancy. Dear sister-in-law of Fred TURVILLE of Toronto and Ethel BOYCE of Eugenia and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street East in Thornbury on Thursday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service officiated by Reverend Canon Ben BURRY will be conducted at St. George's Anglican Church in Clarksburg on Friday June 15 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Errinrung Nursing Home or a charity of choice would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home.

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BURSEY o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
BURT, Edward
Edward BURT of Hanover passed away at home on July 29, 2007, at the age of 58.
Ed was the youngest child of six to the late Garland and Annie Mae (BURSEY) BURT of Clarenville, Newfoundland. He will be dearly missed by his sisters - Grace (BURT) PETTET of R.R.#2 Walkerton and her families; Lorraine (BURT) KAVONGHA of Saint_John's and her families; brothers - Garry BURT and wife and their families of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; the late Raymond BURT and his families of Newfoundland; Tom BURT and his wife of Newfoundland and his families.
He will be dearly missed by Jonathon DOWLER, Grace PETTET, Sheena MURRIN and Darlene KING who cared for Edward in his home during his last days. We would like to thank his many doctors and nurses, C.C.A.S., Victorian Order of Nurses, Paramed Workers, Mighton's Funeral Home, who all cared for him. And last "but" not least, his many good Friends who cared so much about him. There will be no service. Cremation took place in Guelph.

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BURSTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
BURSTON, J. Margaret
On Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Maggie BURSTON, composer, activist, healer, and counsellor, beloved wife of Ben BURSTON. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Varda and David FENTON of Peterborough, Daniel BURSTON and Sharna OLFMAN of Pittsburgh, and Jonathan BURSTON of Stratford. Dear sister of the late Leah NEWMAN, Miriam COHEN, Eddie DIAMOND, and Esther BAROUH. Devoted grandmother of Adam, and Gavriela. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 575 Avenue Road #601, commencing Sunday, June 10 daily from 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Maggie Burston Memorial Fund for the Allergy and Environmental Health Association and the Givat Haviva Education Fund Israel c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324. At both the Funeral Service and the Shiva you are respectfully requested to refrain from wearing any scented grooming products.

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BURSTYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
She cherished them all
By Val ROSS, Page R1
Bluma APPEL gave advice to so many people in the arts - from producers to mere reporters - she couldn't possibly remember all their names. No matter, to the Toronto-based philanthropist who died on Sunday of lung cancer at the age of 86, everyone was "dear."
That endearment even applied to the trainload of comedians whom APPEL and Byron BELLOWS, her personal assistant and long-time friend, joined en route to the annual Canadian Comedy Awards in London, Ontario
"I don't think she missed an awards," says Mark Breslin, comedy impresario.
APPEL helped to establish the awards, started in 2000, and supported a $10,000 bursary for emerging comics; as with all of her widely dispersed acts of philanthropy, the amount wasn't huge, but the impact was.
"It's the only time I can think of," Breslin says, "that anyone from the Canadian establishment took comedy seriously."
Establishment? Emerging from a hard-working, Montreal Jewish family, Bluma LEVITT entered the philanthropy world thanks to what she called "indulgence" from her husband, entrepreneur-millionaire Bram APPEL.
In her early adulthood, she tried her hand at so many ventures - women's suit designer, political adviser, investor in theatre projects - that she seemed confident about knocking on any door.
"We've been in her apartment on Hazelton Avenue [in Toronto's Yorkville district] when she's gone to her phone and called the Prime Minister's Office to find out about support for one of our tours," says Marshall Pynkoski, co-artistic director of Opera Atelier.
APPEL was an early supporter of his 22-year-old company, he says, because "she was looking to invest in people and organizations where her money would make a difference, it would make a return. She was very much Bram's wife."
Over the years, she became Opera Atelier's most influential patron, and not just in financial terms: She restructured the board, and shook down other patrons. "From the minute she gave, she felt she could ask other people. She told us, 'You identify givers, then you encircle them.' " Pynkoski did not realize that two weeks ago, when she wrote a $25,000 cheque that wiped out the company's deficit, it would be one of her last acts.
APPEL was a woman of strong opinions. Last December, when Canadian Stage was planning to mount a production of My Name Is Rachel Corrie (a play about the young antiwar protester who was crushed by an Israeli Defence Force bulldozer,) APPEL's was one of the loudest voices warning of the play's potential anti-Israeli effect on public opinion.
Few were surprised when Canadian Stage, whose main venue is the Bluma Appel Theatre, cancelled the production. "She would never fail to tell me if she loved or hated something," says Marty Bragg, the company's artistic producer. "But she was one of us. Her second sentence to me the day I met her was, 'Don't ever forget, Marty, I'm a producer too.' "
Producers are people who put talents and money together, and at this she excelled. She was breakfasting with Friends in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in 2002, Bellows recalls, when the group learned that Willowbank, a stately home built in 1834, faced demolition. American descendants of the owner wanted to save it, but could not get charitable status in Canada.
"Bluma said, 'Give me your cellphone,' " Bellows says. "She called lawyers, and in a week we'd launched American Friends of Canada."
Willowbank was saved, and is now the home of the School of Restoration Arts (the only one in North America), which offers courses in architectural heritage preservation.
A former art student, APPEL was keenly interested in the Ontario College of Art and Design. Two years ago she launched an annual design scholarship. "Her generosity was personal," Ontario College of Art and Design president Sara DIAMOND says. "She came to the students' shows, she was involved. We all thought she'd be around for a long time."
Helen BURSTYN is chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the last board on which APPEL served. "She gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars, but she was careful," BURSTYN says. "She helped by telling people, in effect, 'You'd better not miss this, it's special.' And she was wickedly funny."

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BURSTYNSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
BURSTYNSKY, Prof. Edward Norman
(November 22, 1935-January 2, 2007)
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of 'Uncle Ed' at Toronto Western Hospital, just after celebrating his 71st birthday. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his brother-in-law John, his niece Lesya (along with her husband Robert and their children Alexander and Stephanie), his nephew Andrew (along with his wife Myrosia), and his aunts and uncles: Rose, Kay, Stella, Anne and Fred, as well as other family and numerous Friends. He was predeceased by his father Walter, his mother Pearl, his sister Victoria and his step-father Alexander. However, the ripples of his passing radiate much further. He was the godfather to 14 godchildren, and the bonds of 'kumstvo' gave him an extended family. He was a long-serving Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He was much admired by his colleagues and was an inspiration to generations of students. He was a tireless promoter of St. Vladimir Institute in Toronto, and active member of the parish of St. Volodymyr's Cathedral. He was loved by many in the Ukrainian community, and was known as the life of the party. Finally, he was the devoted caregiver to his mother, sister and stepfather. Each of their passings left a deeper hole in his heart. Now it is our hearts that have been left with a void. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathrust St. (north of Dundas St.) on Tuesday, January 9 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A memorial panakhyda service will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 7: 30 p.m. at Cardinal Funeral Home. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 400 Bathurst Street, on Wednesday, January 10 at 11 a.m. Details of the arrangements are posted at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vladimir Institute will be graciously accepted.

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BURT o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
BURT, Edward
Edward BURT of Hanover passed away at home on July 29, 2007, at the age of 58.
Ed was the youngest child of six to the late Garland and Annie Mae (BURSEY) BURT of Clarenville, Newfoundland. He will be dearly missed by his sisters - Grace (BURT) PETTET of R.R.#2 Walkerton and her families; Lorraine (BURT) KAVONGHA of Saint_John's and her families; brothers - Garry BURT and wife and their families of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; the late Raymond BURT and his families of Newfoundland; Tom BURT and his wife of Newfoundland and his families.
He will be dearly missed by Jonathon DOWLER, Grace PETTET, Sheena MURRIN and Darlene KING who cared for Edward in his home during his last days. We would like to thank his many doctors and nurses, C.C.A.S., Victorian Order of Nurses, Paramed Workers, Mighton's Funeral Home, who all cared for him. And last "but" not least, his many good Friends who cared so much about him. There will be no service. Cremation took place in Guelph.

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BURT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-21 published
BURT, Janet (née WRIGLEY)
Of Wiarton passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, November 19, 2007 in her 88th year. Cherished wife of Arthur for 66 years and dear mother of Diane (Terry) CUTTING of Cambridge, Nancy SOULIERE (Garry WILLIS) of Owen Sound, Faye (Don) SHOULDICE of Cambridge, Sharon BRAY (Greg WILKIE) of Owen Sound and Susan (John) FITZGERALD of Elmira. Special Grandma of Kimberley-Anne, Scott, Andrew, Michael, Brendon and Devin. She will be sadly missed by sister Bertha BARFOOT of Goderich and sister-in-law Orma WRIGLEY of Toronto. Janet was predeceased by her parents John Henry and Louise (PORTER) WRIGLEY, brothers Jack, Earl, and Harold and sisters Hazel WEST, Florence GRAHAM and Irene GUNSON. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Janet's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Donations made to Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BURT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
BURT, Barbara Gray (née BLAIR)
Passed away peacefully at the Brant Centre in Burlington on Friday, October 5, 2007 in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter BURT. Loving mother of Jane (John) RUTLEDGE of Burlington and her son, the late Peter BURT (Karen) of Toronto. Loved grandmother of Anne (Gordon) HOWARTH of Hamilton, Libby (Mark) STEPHENSON of Oakville, Blair (Ann) RUTLEDGE of Halifax. Special great-grandmother to Jamie, Megan, Daniel, Sadie, Matthew, Catherine and Christopher. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Funeral Service to follow at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to "Sleeping Children around the World" would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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BURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
LEPPARD, Leon Bruce
Peacefully at home on December 20th, 2006, in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean KINNEAR; loving father of Libby BURTON (Merrill,) Mary TOWNLEY (John;) dear grandfather of Caroline GODWIN (Kevin), Edgar BURTON (Liz Smart), Peter BURTON, John TOWNLEY, William TOWNLEY (Nathalie) and Christina TOWNLEY (Chris VINCENT;) adoring great-grandfather of Jeanne GODWIN. Doctor of Physics (Göttingen and U of T, 1933); senior radar officer serving in the Mediterranean aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Commander, Ottawa and Halifax; senior officer with the Radiation Protection Unit of Ontario's Department of Industrial Hygiene and Atomic Energy Canada. Active member for 60 years of Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church. Lover of music, supporter of the arts, humanitarian, linguist and English scholar, with an impish wit and an impeccable turn of phrase. Our heartfelt thanks to Carmelita and all his caregivers, and to Doctor Sydney Smart for his compassionate support. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5th, 2007, at Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West at 11 a.m.. If desired, donations may be made to Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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BURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
BURTON, Doctor Jeanne Louise
Associate Professor - Michigan State University
Jeannie Louise BURTON, 48, died peacefully at her country home near Bellaire, Michigan, surrounded by family and best Friends, on Sunday, August 26, 2007, following a short but brave battle against cancer. A graduate of Havergal College, in Toronto, Ontario and of the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Jeannie was Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan, specializing in Dairy Cattle Immunophysiology and Immunogenetics. Jeanne was a member of the Dairy Science Association, the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jeanne published over 70 peer-reviewed articles on bovine immunology and was a frequent reviewer for Canadian and American scientific granting agencies. She devoted her life to loving her family and Friends, mentoring her students and collaborating with colleagues throughout the world. Jeannie was born on August 12, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, daughter of the late Edgar (Ted) and Jane Cody BURTON. She leaves her beloved husband Paul COUSSENS of Lansing. Michigan, and her faithful canine companions Bradley, Sammy and Cody. She is also survived by her step-children, Matt COUSSENS (Sarah,) Maria O'ROURKE (Rob,) Mark COUSSENS (Chelsea), Michael COUSSENS, and Merrick COUSSENS, all of the United States, and by her sister Nancy BURTON and brothers Lieutenant Colonel Greg BURTON (Pauline DALLAIN) and David BURTON, all of Canada. She was the loving aunt of James and Lyndsay BURTON, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Charlie BURTON of Cookstown, Ontario, and Sarah KENNEDY of Banff, Alberta. Family and Friends will be received at the Mortensen Funeral Home, 205 West State Street, Mancelona, Michigan 49659, on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. followed by a short funeral service. Cremation to follow. A Memorial service to honour Jeannie's life will be held at the Michigan State University Chapel on Thursday, 6 September, 2007, at 3 p.m. (http://www.hfs.msu.edu/union/services/alumni_chapel.html). In lieu of flowers, donations (payable to Michigan State University) may be made to the Jeanne L. Burton fund, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, attention Miss Jamie Pratt, 1290 Anthony Hall, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. 48824. Please sign our online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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BURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
HUFF, Gordon MAC (February 20, 1917-August 24, 2007)
'Mac Celebrating His 90th'
It is with sadness we announce the death of Gordon Mac HUFF, a man who gave generously to his family, his Friends and neighbours, and to his community. Born in Chatham, Ontario, over the years Mac lived in Kent Bridge, Hamilton, London, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Mac had a 'brilliant career' as a top salesman for Addressograph Multigraph where one of his major accomplishments was the development and sale of a machine to print postal money orders, which ended up in every postal outlet in Canada. And in his very active social life, Mac helped to found the first ski club in London, Ontario, he was an early member of the Ottawa Hunt Club, and a longstanding and faithful member of the Rideau Kiwanis. After his retirement Mac provided countless volunteer hours building custom adaptive equipment for the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre. His great passions for woodworking led him to join Ottawa's wood tur ners' community as well. Mac was predeceased by his beloved wife Angela (née NEUMANN) and his brother Jim (Frances BURTON.) He is survived by his nieces Katheleen (Jake BANKY), Margaret (Peter HUFF- ROUSSELLE) and Elizabeth (Jamie SARGENT.) 'Uncle Mac' spread bad jokes and good humour wherever he went and was a much-loved favourite of his grand-nieces and grandnephews. He regularly terrorized the west coast on board his old pal Bob McCollum's boat and could claim full responsibility for establishing the tradition of the Sunday-morning Caesar among the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Mac's commanding presence and his extraordinary sense of fun will be missed by his family and by his many Friends and neighbours on Woodview Crescent, Blackburn Hamlet (Ottawa). The family wishes to express thanks to the employees of the Ottawa General Hospital, the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre, and most of all at 'Amica at Bearbrook' - where so many have provided Mac with supportive and skilled care over the past few years. And finally the family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Hugh O'Gorman and to Ellen Philps. Donations in Mac's memory could be given to the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre Foundation (613.738.4335). A memorial service will be held at Amica at Bearbrook, 2645 Innes Road, Ottawa, at 2: 00 p.m. on September 21, 2007. Condolences/Donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca (613) 233-1143.

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BURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-16 published
IRVINE, Leslie Ann
It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Leslie IRVINE, peacefully in hospital on November 13, 2007 at the age of 53. Beloved daughter of Elizabeth (BUFF) and Doctor Alan IRVINE, Leslie is also survived by her sister Peggy (Richard BURTON) and her brother Joe (Christine IRVINE.) Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Sat. November 17, 2007 at 12: 00 noon with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital Partners in Caring Foundation, or the charity of your choice, are appreciated. Condolences/Donations at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143.

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BURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
MILLAR, Margaret Fraser (BURTON)
In the veterans wing at Sunnybrook, Margaret died in the afternoon of December 26, 2007 at the age of 101¾. Amazing mother and grandmother to Pam and Claire WATTS. Steadfast, loyal and true. Beloved Aunty Margaret to George ORMSBY and his family, Anne BRAUND and her family, Ken ORMSBY and his family and to Fraser and Joan BURTON. Spirited sister-in-law to Chester McKERGOW, Robin and Jean MILLAR and to Pat and Nancy MILLAR. The oldest and longest surviving sister to Dorothy, Hazel and Gordon. A proud Canadian who served her country in India, promoted Canadian Physiotherapy, "Burtie" to campers and counsellors at GBC and volunteer reader at Canadian National Institute for the Blind for 20 years after retirement. Friends may call at Morley Bedford Funeral Home (159 Eglinton Ave. E., 2 lights west of Yonge, 416-489-8733) on Friday January 4, 2007 between 10: 30 and 11:30 a.m. A funeral service will take place in the Chapel at 11: 30 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind or Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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BURWASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-04 published
FULLER, Betty (née BURWASH)
Peacefully at home on Sunday, December 2, 2007 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Peter Charles and amazing mother of Doug (Kathy), Sue (Jeff), Penny (Bill), Pat (Gokuldas) and David (Susan). Cherished grandmother of Shanta, Mark, Emily, Patrick, Scott, Christopher, Liz, Bradley, Shaunacey, Alex, Michael, Peter, Connor and Charlie. She will be greatly missed by family and Friends. Devotedly cared for by Joy, Vivian and Bernie. Thanks to Doctor RODGERSON. Family will receive visitors on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at St. Philip's Anglican Church (31 St. Phillips Road), Etobicoke, from 12 p.m. until a celebration of Betty's life at 1 p.m. If you wish, donations to St. Philip's Anglican Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to betty.fuller@wardfh.com.

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BURWELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
POWELL, Dorothy
In Ottawa, on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Former Research Advisor in the International Department of The Bank of Canada and later Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Left to mourn is her sister Margaret KEMP (Garry) and her nieces and nephews; Merelie KEMP (John,) Peter KEMP (Wendy), Cindy BURWELL (Rich) of Geneva, Doug BURWELL of Renfrew and Robert BURWELL of Montreal. A service will be held at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue on Monday, July 23 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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