CHANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-16 published
Two bodies found in blazing van
Police waiting to question badly burned man who ran to nearby house to summon help
By Timothy APPLEBY and Jessica RAFUSE, Page A13
A brick bungalow on a quiet Scarborough street was under the microscope of homicide detectives yesterday as they probed the late-night discovery of two bodies inside a blazing van on a remote, dead-end country road in King Township, charred beyond recognition.
A badly burned man who managed to escape the inferno and stagger to a nearby house for help was in hospital under sedation. Police were still waiting to question him to determine whether he and the other two occupants of the van were victims of a murder, a botched murder-suicide attempt or some type of bizarre accident.
Further thickening the mystery was an unconfirmed report that the Scarborough house to which the van was traced housed a marijuana operation.
No names were released, pending identification of the victims and notification of next of kin.
CTV News reported that the injured man's name is Bao MAC, 46, and that his wife, Jocelyn, and daughter, Ashta, about eight or nine years old, died in the burning van.
Constable Laurie PERKS of York Regional Police would not confirm reports that the dead were the man's spouse and daughter. She did say, however, that no suspects were immediately being sought. "It's weird, a very odd one, this."
By later afternoon, the two bodies were still in the van, protected by a temporary canopy amid a thicket of trees. A source familiar with the investigation said the pair were burned so badly that an accelerant may have been used, and that DNA tests rather than dental records might have to be relied on to confirm their identity and establish how, when and where they perished.
Shortly before midnight Sunday evening, police responded to an emergency call that brought them to an address near the Seventh Concession and the Sixteenth Sideroad, west of Highway 400.
"A fellow had approached the gates of a gated home and buzzed the intercom, requesting the lady to call 911," Constable PERKS said.
"He had come from a van that when we arrived was fully engulfed in flames. The officers tried to extinguish the fire but were unable to. At the end, when the fire department extinguished it, we found the bodies of two people inside, burned beyond recognition."
The vehicle was registered to a home on Barnsley Court in Scarborough, near Warden Avenue and Ellesmere Road, cordoned off by yellow tape yesterday as police detectives examined it.
Property records show that the house was purchased last year for $324,000 by Mui Xui VOONG. But it was unclear whether Mr. VOONG lived in the home or had rented it out.
As police questioned everybody leaving and entering the street, neighbours described a quiet Canadian-Chinese household that was home to a couple and two young daughters. One resident said the man of the house was a self-employed contractor named Kim.
Children's bicycles were propped alongside the home, a swing set was in the yard and patio chairs and a barbecue were perched on a new deck.
Morris CHANCE, whose backyard adjoins the property, voiced dismay that tragedy had struck the peaceful neighbourhood where he has lived for more than 30 years.
"They're just normal, quiet people," he said. "It's shocking news. He was a really nice guy, always smiling, saying 'hi.'"

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CHANCHLANI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
Housekeeper found dead in Mississauga mansion
By Timothy APPLEBY with a report from Unnati GANDHI, Page A14
The multimillion-dollar home of a successful Indo-Canadian businessman turned into an investigation scene yesterday after the lifeless body of a housekeeper was found inside, police said.
The 27-year-old woman was discovered inside a mansion on Doulton Place in the Mississauga Road and Dundas Street West area, after one of the homeowners called police Monday evening, Peel police Constable Adam MINNION said last night.
Neighbours said the victim was a domestic maid who was often seen in and around the house, which is surrounded by a wrought-iron fence and backs onto the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club.
The home was purchased in 1998 for $823,000 by Vasdev (Dave) CHANCHLANI, transferred to daughters Sonia and Tina CHANCHLANI for a nominal $2 and registered in the two women's names in 2004, property records show.
Mr. CHANCHLANI is the Chief Financial Officer of Toronto-based Sigma Global Solutions, while his wife, Jayshree, is a Brampton family physician. The couple also have a son, Neil, who is attending university in Britain.
Dr. CHANCHLANI did not answer calls to her cellphone yesterday evening.
Police released no names or a cause of death, but said they were looking for a suspect who likely knew the victim. They also confirmed she was a housekeeper.
Meanwhile, Toronto's homicide tally for the year rose to 64 early yesterday with the stabbing death of a pregnant 25-year-old North York woman whose common-law husband was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
Aysan SESEN was stabbed in the abdomen. Her seven-month-old fetus died as a result of the violence, despite an emergency cesarian section in hospital.
However, there is no scope under the Criminal Code for laying murder charges involving an unborn child.
"A being has to be born and take a breath, basically," Detective Sergeant Gary GRINTON of the homicide squad said.
A second woman, aged 44 and believed to be the mother of the accused, was also stabbed and was waiting last night for plastic surgery on a badly injured arm.
Turan COCELLI, 30, who is believed to be the father of Ms. SESEN's baby, faces charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Police from 31 Division were called at around 1 a.m. to a bungalow on Whitburn Crescent, near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West.
Det. Sgt. GRINTON would not say whether the 911 call came from Mr. COCELLI, an unemployed carpenter on compensation. But he confirmed that when police arrived at the home, the accused was there.
Both the accused and the two victims shared the home but there is no record of police having been called there before, Det. Sgt. GRINTON said, adding the baby would have been the couple's first child.
The woman believed to be Mr. COCELLI's mother remained under sedation and had not been interviewed, he added.

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CHANCHLANI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-04 published
Housekeeper's death at Mississauga mansion treated as foul play
By Omar EL AKKAD and Jessica RAFUSE, Page A15
The death of Jocelyn DULNUAN, a Filipino-born, 27-year-old housekeeper found inside a multimillion-dollar mansion on Monday, is likely the result of foul play, Peel Regional Police say.
That sums up just about everything homicide detectives are willing to say.
"The location was targeted for a specific reason that I am not prepared to comment on today," Inspector Norm ENGLISH, head of the homicide bureau, said yesterday at a terse news conference.
"I do believe, though, that there was property taken from the residence, however this needs to be determined after doing a proper walk through with the homeowners," he said.
Ms. DULNUAN came to Canada last year on a work visa and worked as a nanny in various locations across the Greater Toronto Area before moving into the massive Mississauga home as a housekeeper, Insp. ENGLISH said.
Both Ms. DULNUAN and the home - estimated to be worth more than $10-million - may have been targets, he said, adding that Ms. DULNUAN's mother, who lives in Hong Kong, has been notified of her daughter's death.
But as to what condition Ms. DULNUAN's body was in, the cause of her death, what items were taken from the home and a host of other questions, Insp. ENGLISH would only reply: "I'm not prepared to discuss that."
Peel police spokesman Constable Adam MINNION said homicide detectives can sometimes choose to withhold information so as to not compromise an investigation. "If [homicide detectives are] reluctant to provide information, they must have their reasons," Constable MINNION said. "Every situation's different. There must be something they've seen there."
Police received a 911 call around 5 p.m. on Monday from one of the homeowners inside the home. The homeowners, Vasdev (Dave) CHANCHLANI and his wife Jayshree, were not home at the time of the incident, Constable MINNION said.
Police have not yet publicly named any suspects.
At several Toronto churches with strong Filipino followings, no one recognized Ms. DULNUAN by name or photo yesterday.
She was also not registered with Intercede, a group that advocates for the rights of domestic workers and caregivers.
"We've been getting calls all day," said counsellor Columbia DIAZ, who is hoping to use the agency's contacts to get in touch with Ms. DULNUAN's Friends. "A lot of Filipina maids are worried and want to know more, but there's not much that we know."
Ms. DIAZ said many caregivers and domestic workers prefer to work in populated areas instead of secluded homes with limited contact with the outside community.
Jo ACUNA, owner of Brampton-based Sunrise Placement Services, said live-in nannies tend to apply for a work permit under the federal live-in caregiver program.
The program stipulates that such employees must work in a private home and be provided a private, furnished room within that home.
Ms. ACUNA said the largest portion of such workers arrive from the Philippines, usually after first working in Hong Kong.
A representative from the Philippines consulate in Toronto said the consulate has been in contact with Ms. DULNUAN's mother, who is trying to arrange the transportation of her daughter's body back home.

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CHANDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-01 published
ACHESON, Lorne
Suddenly in Honeywood Arena on Saturday, July 28 2007. Lorne ACHESON in his 87th year, dear friend of Doris LANGDON and beloved husband of the late Roma (CHANDLER) ACHESON. Dear father of Ted (Frances) ACHESON of Dundalk, Ken ACHESON (Norah PETERS) of Mississauga, Beth (Jay) GOSTICK of Port Elgin and Joyce (Blain) CLARKE of R.R.#5 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Olivia, Jesse, Holly, Melissa, Kevin Heather, Janine, Steven, Ted (Jackie), Allan and Robert. Loving great-grandfather of Abigayle. Survived by two sisters June (Elwin) WILSON of Dundalk and Doreen PORTER of Toronto and a brother James (Alice) ACHESON of Toronto. Predeceased by two sisters Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON, an infant brother Glen ACHESON and three brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON and Doctor Tom PORTER. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service In the Dundalk United Church, on Wednesday August 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church, the Cancer Society or Honeywood Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
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CHANDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-24 published
ACHESON, Lorne Victor
On August 1, 2007, a funeral service was held to celebrate the 86 year life of Lorne Victor Acheson who passed away suddenly on July 28, 2007.
Lorne was born and raised on a farm in Proton Township and as a boy, he attended S.S.#2 School sometimes known as the "Acheson School" until old enough to work on the farm. In 1942, he, along with his father, Stanley ACHESON, took over a live-stock trucking business that Lorne would continue to operate for 54 years.
On July 7, 1951, Lorne married Roma CHANDLER who had moved to the area as a high school mathematics teacher. Having been raised in the rather nomadic home of a United Church minister, Roma often commented that she never really had a permanent home until she met and married Lorne and adopted Dundalk as her home. Lorne and Roma raised a family of four children: Edward (Ted), Kenneth, Elizabeth (Beth), and Joyce. Roma passed away on November 24, 1979 after a lengthy battle with cancer and Lorne was to continue his life's journey on his own.
He continued on his own but definitely not alone While he kept busy at his trucking business, he also volunteered for years with the Dundalk Agricultural Society, as well as maintaining his involvement with the Dundalk Lions Club up until the time of his death. In his later years, he became a' "special friend" with Doris LANGDON and together they enjoyed two sets of in-laws, cousins and grandchildren. "Aunt" Doris was certainly the tonic that added years to his life.
Reverend Janet ERIKSEN officiated a service that was held in a packed church on a beautiful late summer day. Reverend Janet delivered the eulogy. Gospel readings were done by Lorne's granddaughters Olivia and Holly ACHESON. Olivia remembered a story of Grandpa, when learning that Olivia was going to England to study Archeology, telling her that there were lots of potatoes in Badjeros that needed digging. Jim DOLMER shared memories of "Uncle Lorne" when Jim was growing up and Janine GOSTICK shared her memories of "Grandpa." Ian LEITH played a lovely rendition of "Whispering Hope", Lorne's favourite gospel tune. Pallbearers were grand_sons Ted CLARKE, Allan CLARKE, Robert CLARKE, Jesse ACHESON, Steven GOSTICK, Kevin ACHESON, and Ryan ALDCORN. Flowerbearers were granddaughters Olivia ACHESON, Holly ACHESON, Melissa ACHESON, Heather ACHESON, Janine GOSTICK, Jackie CLARKE, Carlene ALDCORN, Randi ALDCORN, and Emily PHILLIPS. Special music was provided by Mary NICHOLLS, Dundalk United Church Choir, and Ian LEITH.
It is very hard to capsulize 86 years in a few paragraphs. A brief summary was included in the funeral service bulletin, simply titled:
Our Dad
A simple man in the best sense of the description. A humble man. A kind, loving and caring husband and father. A man who wanted only what he needed and needed little. Born and raised on a farm during the Depression, he was blessed with an inherent humility that, over his lifetime, became a more rare trait in people. Obviously we have no recollection of him as a youngster, only stories heard.
He loved the farm life. As hard-scrabble a life as it seems to us, he took pride (the little he had) in a job well done. He loved a new-born calf, a fat steer, a "hot" market, a fast trotter, and the smell of alfalfa curing in the windrow.
He loved his community and never yearned to move on to better opportunities elsewhere but rather to help improve the community he was in. As somewhat of a creature of habit, he loved his special places and routines. Anyone who knew him always knew where he could be found. Early mornings in his later years would find him at the Highway 10 Breakfast Club. On Sunday morning, he could be found in the same pew down to the left of the minister. On Tuesday morning he could be found at the Keady Auction Market in the same seat down to the left of the auctioneer. Just as he had been during his fifty-four year career as a live stock trucker, he continued to be a "morning person" in his retirement. He loved his church as any devout Christian would. Most of all, he loved his family. He loved family gatherings with a Sunday afternoon picnic on the front lawn. He loved his parents, his siblings, his wife, his special friend and her extended family and he loved us. He loved his many Friends that he met along the way. If you are reading this, should know that you were one of them.
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CHANDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
ACHESON, Lorne
Suddenly in Honeywood Arena on Saturday, July 28th, 2007. Lorne ACHESON in his 87th year, dear friend of Doris LANGDON and beloved husband of the late Roma (CHANDLER) ACHESON. Dear father of Ted (Francis) ACHESON of Dundalk, Ken ACHESON (Norah PETERS) of Mississauga, Beth (Jay) GOSTICK of Port Elgin and Joyce (Blain) CLARKE of R.R.#5 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Olivia, Jesse, Holly, Melissa, Kevin, Heather, Janine, Steven, Ted (Jackie), Allan and Robert. Loving great-grandfather of Abigayle. Survived by two sisters June (Elwin) WILSON of Dundalk and Doreen PORTER of Toronto and a brother James (Alice) ACHESON of Toronto. Predeceased by two sisters Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON, an infant brother Glen ACHESON and three brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON and Doctor Tom PORTER. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the Dundalk United Church, on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Internment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church, the Cancer Society or Honeywood Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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CHANDLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
PICKELL, Ina Elizabeth (formerly CARR, née KING)
Dedicated member of Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family on December 29, 2006 at the age of 85. Daughter of the late Lewis and Annie KING. Beloved wife of the late George CARR (1964) and the late Ken PICKELL (1994.) Cherished mother of Phyllis SPEARIN and husband Bill, Anne SWINKELS and Mike CHANDLER, Bill CARR and wife Lynn and step-children Norma HAVES and husband Lewis, Bill PICKELL and wife Mary, Dorothy McLEOD and Brenda PEARSON and husband Leonard. Dear sister of Joyce NETHERCOTT and sister-in-law of Jean CARR, Robert LAMOND and Lewis PELTON. Proud grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 21. She will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews. Aside from her parents, Ina is predeceased by her sisters Doris LAMOND and Marjorie PELTON and brothers-in-law Lloyd NETHERCOTT, Reg CARR and wife Iona, Tom CARR, Nelson BAKER and his wife Mina and son-in-law Henry SWINKELS. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at the Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, 147 Widder St. E. at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John FRASER officiating. Interment at Saint Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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CHANDLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-24 published
CHANDLER, Verna I.
(Retired Director of Social Work at Mount Sinai Hospital)
After a lengthy illness at Bridgepoint Hospital on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at the age of 80. Verna will be lovingly remembered by the Day Family and her Friends. A memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 1 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road (south of Hwy 401, east of Leslie St.), Toronto, 416-441-1580. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society.

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CHANDLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
CHANDLER, Mary Elizabeth
(Lifetime employee of Bell Canada)
Peacefully, in her sleep on October 4, 2007. Beloved daughter of the late Anne and Norman CHANDLER. Predeceased by her brothers Tom (Esther) and Ted (the late Mona) CHANDLER. Loving aunt of Tom, John, David, Hugh and Chuck CHANDLER, Catherine MacNEILL, the late Peter CHANDLER and their families. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday, October 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service in the Chapel of Saint_James-the-Less, 635 Parliament St. (at Bloor) on Thursday, October 11th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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CHANDRAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-26 published
CHANDRAN, T. Edward
Passed away on November 23, 2007. In loving memory of a beloved husband, father, brother and son. Forever loved, forever missed. Always in our hearts. Wife Therese, son Geethan (Stephanie) and daughter Sumi (Ryan). The viewing will be held at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, on November 25 and 26 at 5: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on November 27 at 11: 00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Church, 255 Alton Towers Circle, Scarborough. Interment, Christ The King Cemetery at Steeles and 9th Line.

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CHANG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-30 published
POULIN, Jean-Luc Alcide
With great sadness we announce the death of Jean-Luc POULIN on Saturday, July 28th, 2007, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his wife and children, at the age of 67. Jean-Luc died of complications attendant upon the treatment necessary in the very unequal struggle against a brain tumour lymphona.
Jean-Luc was a devoted husband to Linda (Lye) and loving father of Jean-Louis (Aida) and Danielle (Randy). Grandpa to Christian and Matthew TENNANT and Nicolas and Sebastien POULIN. Predeceased by his parents Lucienne TOURANGEAU (1993) and Jean-Louis POULIN (1942) and his stepfather Roland CÔTÉ (2007:) older brother and mentor of Gerard POULIN (Lorraine) Claire BOURGEOIS (deceased) (Rheo,) Jean-Noel CÔTÉ (Jeanne,) Solange (Sally) ROY (Paul,) Real CÔTÉ (Marj), Louis COTE, Louise LEBEL (Tom), Michel COTE and Micheline BRASSEUR (Reg.) Favourite uncle of at last count 52 nieces and nephews.
A teacher of French par excellence at O'Neill Collegiate, Dunbarton H.S., Eastdale Collegiate and Lahr Secondary in Lahr, Germany, Jean-Luc was also French Co-ordinator for the Durham Board for four years. In his ten-year retirement he indulged his love of fishing and the outdoors, spending many happy hours catching pickerel on Lake Scugog.
We wish to express our deepest thanks to Doctor Walter CHANG, to surgeon Doctor Mark BERNSTEIN, Doctors Cynthia MENARD and Warren MASON of Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctor Nicole DEVOST of Lakeridge Health Palliative care, naturopaths Doctor Michael SMITH, Doctor Ali RAHMANIAN, and Doctor Sam ASHORE, and to our spiritual mentor Heidi McBRATNEY.
Jean-Luc's favourite charity was St. Vincent de Paul. If you would prefer, please make donations to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
Family and Friends will be received at the Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234), for visitation on Tuesday, July 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 1st at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation.

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CHANG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
GROSSKURTH, Robert Arthur, Commander (retired,) Canadian Navy
Passed away in Delhi, India on October 1, 2007 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Maniza (Minnie) BOGA for nearly 38 years. Dearly loved father of Christopher (Fiona,) Brian (Ting CHANG,) and Anne (Julian SNOWDON.) Sadly missed by grand_sons Evan, Alan and Colin GROSSKURTH, and Joel and Robin SNOWDON. Also missed by niece Barbara BELLIS and her family, and numerous relatives and Friends. Bob grew up in Weston and graduated in Engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was assistant editor of the Varsity. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 and Korea. He retired from the Navy in 1973 and moved to India with Minnie to help her run her furniture business, TAARU, and farm. Bob had many interests and enjoyed life to the fullest. A celebration of his life will take place in Delhi on October 13.

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CHANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-08 published
McGREGOR, Colonel Walter Leishman, Q.C., LLD (Hon)
On October 5, 2007, in his 91st year. Survived by loving wife Eileen (COULTER.) Beloved father of Mary CHANT and Walter Jr., and stepfather to Scott WEBSTER. Loving grandfather of Colin (Jen MacTAGGART) and Jessica CHANT, and Kelly and Grant WEBSTER. Proud great-grandfather of Isabel CHANT. Predeceased by his wife Helen (YOUNG) and sister Mary MINGAY. Will be sadly missed by the extended McGregor, Mingay, Wigle and Young families, and many dear Friends.
Mr. McGREGOR practiced law in Windsor and Kingsville for over 40 years. Former Commanding Officer and Honourary Colonel of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Windsor, Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire Memorial Hospital, and President of the Ontario Hospital Association, among many other deeply felt affiliations. A lifelong Windsor and Essex County resident, Mr. McGREGOR's devotion to his community and country resonated through his life.
Visiting at the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home, 1969 Wyandotte St. E., (Windsor, Ontario) on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Private family interment at Greenhill Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
"Mourn ye not, for my departure, mourn ye not, I go upon a journey"
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CHANTLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
CHANTLER, Jack Lendon
Peacefully at the Woodstock General Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Sunday June 24, 2007. Jack Lendon CHANTLER of Woodstock in his 91st year. Dearly loved husband for 64 years of Mildred Elizabeth (Betty) (née SUTTON.) Dear father of Beverley FERGUSON and her husband Roy of Mississauga, and Liz OTTAWAY of Woodstock. Loved grandfather of Ian and Grant FERGUSON of Mississauga, Jennifer CAMPBELL and her husband Dale, Gillian OTTAWAY and her friend Brandon all of Comox, British Columbia Jack was a member of First Baptist Church, Woodstock and formerly an active member of Kingsway Baptist Church in Toronto, was former President of Chantler and Chantler Ltd. in Toronto, was a 41 year member of the Rotary Club of Toronto, then transferring to the Woodstock Rotary Club. Jack also served during World War 2 in the Governor-General's Horse Guards Regiment. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, (519-539-0004) Thursday June 28th, 2007 after 10: 00 a.m. where the complete funeral service will be held Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment later in Erin Union Cemetery. Contributions to the Woodstock General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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CHAO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
HENSHAW, Douglas Harvey
Died peacefully in the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa on August 13th 2007 after celebrating his 84th birthday with his family on August 7th. Beloved husband of Marilyn (née BARNECOTT) for fifty-five years. Devoted father of John (Joy CHAO) of Vancouver, Ann (Jim NORMAN) of Toronto, Bill of Dublin, California, Peter (Belinda DODSON) of Ottawa, and Jane (Steven DONALD) of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Matthew and Jamie DONALD. Dear brother of Joan GREEN of St. Albert, Alberta, and uncle to her daughters Valerie, Jill and Alison. Predeceased by his brother David and parents Clara and Harvey HENSHAW of Hamilton. Doug was born in Hamilton in 1923. He graduated from Delta Collegiate in Hamilton in 1942. He then attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. Sc. in 1946, M.A. Sc. in 1948 and PhD in 1951 as a member of the first graduating class of the Institute of Aerophysics. During the 1940s he worked for A.V. Roe (Avro) Canada. After completing his PhD, which involved the construction of a supersonic wind tunnel, he joined the National Research Council's National Aeronautical Establishment in Arnprior. He moved with the National Aeronautical Establishment to Ottawa in July 1953 and worked there until he moved to De Havilland Aircraft in Toronto in 1956. In 1966 he took the family to California, where he worked on Lockheed's Supersonic Transport. In 1967 he returned to Canada, working for a time in Kitchener establishing the new Conestoga College. In 1968, he returned to Ottawa to work for the National Research Council, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. Doug had a lifelong fascination for airplanes, from his boyhood entries in model aircraft competitions and his enthusiasm for airshows and air museums, to his close following of the development of Boeing's Dreamliner. He was also a keen traveller and photographer and in his retirement, an avid amateur genealogist. Until his final few weeks, he was cared for by Marilyn at home in Edwards, where the family has lived since 1970. His brother David's problems with mental illness prompted Doug to support Ottawa's Salus Corporation (www.salus.on.ca, 2000 Scott Street, Ottawa, K1Z 6T2), to whom donations may be made in lieu of flowers. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at a Memorial Visitation at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank St, Metcalfe, Ontario from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service in Memory of Doug will take place in the Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. Private Inurnment, Aylmer Cemetery, Aylmer, Ontario.

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CHAPESKIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
WATSON, Robert William
68, resident of Whitney, Ontario passed away at The Barry's Bay Hospital, December 12, 2006 after a short illness. Born in Dresden, Ontario, son of Irene WATSON of Saint Thomas and the late William F. WATSON (1992.) Bob is survived by his four children Wanda and her husband Michael CHAPESKIE, Wendy and Joy WATSON all of Whitney and Warren and his wife Colleen of Barry's Bay. Also survived by five grandchildren Darian, Hailey and Tanner WATSON and Westley and Whitney CHAPESKIE. Bob will be missed by his brother Fred WATSON and wife Karen of Saint Thomas, sisters Catherine of Saint Thomas, Ruth and husband Bill MANCHESTER of Aylmer, Mary and husband Nick SARIS of Springfield. Bob was retired from Algonquin Provincial Park where he had worked for over 30 years. A memorial service was held in Whitney, December 17, 2006 and cremation has taken place.

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CHAPLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-28 published
CHAPMAN, Esther
On Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Esther CHAPMAN, beloved wife of the late Ben CHAPMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Debra, and Larry and Monica. Dear sister of the late Carl, Alex, and Abraham CHAPLAN. Devoted grandmother of Sara, Eric, and Leanna. At Temple Emanu El Synagogue, 120 Old Colony Road (Bayview south of 401) for service on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Emanu El section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 8 Millbank Avenue. Donations may be made to the Esther Chapman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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CHAPLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
HOUGHTON, John Douglas (October 3, 1916-September 23, 2007)
John died peacefully in his sleep at Mt. Edward's Court Care Home in Victoria, British Columbia. He was born in Prescot, England to John, a professional soccer star and Rebecca, a loving homemaker. John was predeceased by brother Geoff and is survived by sisters Marge and Pat. In his youth, the family immigrated to Chicago where he became captain of the track team in high school. In Montreal, he attended McGill University and met his wife Gladys Lord CHAPLIN, a nurse and artist. They were blessed with five children: Joan, Azula, Merrie, Jon and Suzanne. John was a loving father, grandfather to twelve grandchildren and great-grandfather to five. He was a successful pharmaceutical salesman for forty years. John (a.k.a. Jack or Jake) formed many lifelong Friendships throughout his professional career and mentored up and coming young sales reps. John loved a wide range of music, from Mozart to Jerry Lee Lewis and he delighted his family whenever he sat down at the piano and played boogie-woogie. He was a world-wide traveler and often shocked local librarians when he'd take out - and read - eighteen books every 2 weeks. John looked forward to his Wednesday afternoon fishing with his buddies at their cabin in Uxbridge. His grandchildren have many fond memories of competing with Bumpa, over towering stacks of pancakes, games of hearts and cheat, and picking endless berries in New Brunswick. When John retired, he and Gladys moved from their home in Sussex, New Brunswick to West Bank, British Columbia to be closer to their family. In the year 2000, his wife Gladys and son Jon both predeceased him. John was known for his wicked sense of humor, zest for life and the twinkle in his eye.
Peace be with you, John.
You'll be greatly missed.
Blessings be.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-24 published
Man falls, dies avoiding hornets
By Free Press Staff, Fri., August 24, 2007
Milton -- Police say a man who was drinking on the roof of his apartment died after he was attacked by hornets and fell to the pavement two floors below.
Police say Wayne CHAPMAN, who once played guitar in a band with Stompin' Tom Connors, and a friend were drinking on the roof Wednesday night in Milton, west of Toronto, when hornets from a nearby nest swarmed them. While trying to swat the stinging insects away, the 52-year-old CHAPMAN backed up and accidentally fell from the roof.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-20 published
CHAPMAN, " Frances" Ruth
In her 82nd year Ruth passed away at Sunrise Senior Living Home Saturday June 16th, 2007. Loving Aunt to Barbara and Kevin GIBSON of Peterborough, Nancy and Brian GUENTHER of Pickering and Donna and Kevin PLUMPTON of Kemptville. Great Aunt to Heather, Katie and Peter GIBSON, John and Cameron GUENTHER and Derek, Megan and Dylan PLUMPTON. Sister of the late Peter CHAPMAN. Sister-in-law to Beth (CHAPMAN) MURPHY. Ruth will also be sadly missed by her dear friend Marjorie TUCKER of Pender Island, British Columbia The family will receive Friends at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Saturday June 23rd, 2007 from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2: 30 p.m. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Sunrise for their loving care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Condolences - www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416.221.1159

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-27 published
OLMSTED, Marjorie Kingsland (née SALTER)
(February 25, 1917-June 23, 2007)
Marjorie OLMSTED lived 90 years of what she would have termed an 'ordinary life', but to those of us who knew and loved her, she was extraordinary. She brought joy to others in the simplest way possible - yet few achieve it - she made us laugh. Constantly! Her keen eye combined with quick wit left any situation open to her humorous quips. Marj will always be remembered as kind, gentle, artistic and creative, and most of all, funny. She loved the sound of laughter and even as Alzheimers slowly diminished her memory in later years, with a twinkle in her eye she managed to bring delight to others daily. This beautiful Scottish/Irish lassie with the gorgeous auburn hair and freckles was born in Quebec City on February 25th, 1917 to parents Lillian and Norman SALTER who later moved to Ottawa. At 14, Marj met her childhood sweetheart, Earl OLMSTED, whom she married at 23 and they remained together for 76 years. Not an easy feat when you consider they endured the 2nd World War being apart. (Lt. Col. OLMSTED [Ret.] was overseas for 5 years and is one of the few living survivors of the Normandy Beach landing.) For 2 of the war years Marj attended Kemptville Agricultural College, one of the highlights of her life. This was followed by a life being an 'army wife' with moves from Ottawa to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort Churchill, Manitoba, and Madison, Wisconsin accompanied by their four children - Eric, Valerie, Eleanor, and Bruce. She was able to put her home economic studies to good use in her chosen career as a devoted and outstanding Mom. Marjorie lived for many years on Broadview Avenue, Ottawa and in Amberwood Village, Stittsville surrounded by wonderful neighbors. On one of their postings 45 years ago, Marjorie discovered she had breast cancer. Her humour helped her through those dark times and upon waking from major surgery asked her doctor 'Does this mean I can no longer wear double breasted suits?' He encouraged her to find a new hobby so she signed up for art lessons as a form of therapy and found a hidden artistic gift that blossomed into years of painting (often with her beloved dog Lara at her feet). Using mixed media, she would amaze relatives and Friends with her original artwork and poems to suit special occasions. Always a journalist and poet, at the age of 80 Marj wrote an article entitled 'Diary of Breast Cancer.' Not only was it published in the Ottawa Citizen, but it has been widely distributed to thousands of women across Canada to offer them hope and inspiration. Her illness never returned and she lived cancer-free 45 more years! Marjorie's #1 passion was her family and grandchildren - Jana and Pat CLENDON of Calgary, Lani EL- GUEBALY of Vancouver, and Tally, Lindsay, and Geoffrey OSBORNE of Toronto - and many happy reunions took place at Marj and Earl's beloved Red Pine Camp on Golden Lake, Ontario where lifelong Friendships were formed and strengthened each summer for over 65 years. Beauty was an ongoing theme in her poems; Sugarbush Pointe and Red Pine Camp captured for Marjorie the best that camaraderie and nature had to offer. Perfect and personal pieces of Canada. Already sadly missed by her husband, children, and grandchildren, some very special people who will mourn her loss are relatives Noreen LANGDON, Rita SALTER, Ted and Muriel LANGDON, Alan and Waveney SALTER, Doctor Nady EL- GUEBALY, Doctor Ray OSBORNE, Judy KETCHESON, Marilyn EL- GUEBALY, Bill SALTER Jr., Mary and King CHAPMAN, Andrea and Albert PETERS, Doug and Jean SALTER, Red Piners and lifelong Friends in the Ottawa Valley. She was recently predeceased in August 2006 by her first-born son Eric, also by her parents, her brothers Bill and Jack, her niece's son Scotty, many aunts and uncles, fellow grandparents Ahmed and Andree EL- GUEBALY, and nephew Geoffrey LANGDON. In the summer of 2002 Marjorie said, 'soon I will be flying with wings.' We are forever grateful that we had a few more years to enjoy her company before she flew away. Marjorie loved words and here are a few of her own which foreshadowed this occasion.
End of Summer
Touch the rustic railings one more time And gaze at the quiet lake. The leaves are brittle now And rattle in the breeze. Feel the sun, half warm, half chill, And say goodbye to summer. A quiver is in the poplars; A shiver is in the pines, On the lake the waves wear A lacey fringe of winter white And one bird flies Into a fading sky.
Special thanks to Evelyn ALBAN, who is like a member of the family, and to the loving staff at the Claremont Retirement Residence in Toronto, especially Barbara. You are truly an amazingly loyal and caring group of people. A Graveside Internment Service will be held at Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3700 Price of Wales Drive, Nepean on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 3: 15 p.m. For further information please call Tubman Funeral Homes at 613-722-6559. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie's name to the Ottawa Mission, 35 Waller Street, Ottawa, K1N 7G4, would be sincerely appreciated. Anyone wishing to read 'Diary of Breast Cancer' can find it on Val Warner's website www.walkandtalkforwomen.com.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-28 published
CHAPMAN, Esther
On Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Esther CHAPMAN, beloved wife of the late Ben CHAPMAN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Debra, and Larry and Monica. Dear sister of the late Carl, Alex, and Abraham CHAPLAN. Devoted grandmother of Sara, Eric, and Leanna. At Temple Emanu El Synagogue, 120 Old Colony Road (Bayview south of 401) for service on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Temple Emanu El section of Dawes Road Cemetery. Shiva 8 Millbank Avenue. Donations may be made to the Esther Chapman Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
CHAPMAN, Neil B.J.
On Friday, June 29, 2007 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in his 74th year. Survived by wife Sandra, sons Brian and Gordon of England and sister Molly of Scotland. Neil was predeceased by five siblings. Neil was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1934 and served in the Glasgow Police Department before moving to Canada. He served with the Royal Air Force and was a member of the Toronto Metro Police (41 Division Ret. 1989). In keeping with Neil's wishes, a private cremation and memorial service will be arranged.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
CHAPMAN. Leonard
Died July 19, 2007. Will be missed by his wife Norma and his sister Gloria. His wish was that there would be no funeral. (Arrangements by Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home 416-489-8811).

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
CHAPMAN, Marian Christine Holmes
Died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on July 23, 2007, at 80 years of age. We celebrate her life and remember her generous spirit, her caring for others, and her advocacy for seniors, women and families. She is predeceased by her husband John CHAPMAN, and loved by her many Friends and large family, including her children Margaret (BLANCHETTE,) Paula (STEWARD/STEWART/STUART,) John, Sheila, and Ann, their partners, her 15 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Saint Mark's Anglican Church at 1606 Fisher Ave., Ottawa, on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Friends and relatives are welcome to visit with the family at the church prior to the service, from 12: 30 to 2:00 p.m. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Marian, please consider the Marian Chapman Fund for the expansion of the Debra Dynes Family House. Donations can be sent to: Marian Chapman Fund, Debra Dynes Family House Inc., 955 Debra Ave., Unit 85, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0J5. The family expresses a deep gratitude to Doctor Robert BIRNBAUM and his caring staff, Doctor Louise COULOMBE, and the services of the Community Care Access Centre for helping Mom and all of us to experience to the fullest this part of her journey. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at: www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
BLACK, Kenneth James
Died on August 11, 2007 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto from complications following pneumonia. Loving husband of Mary, who predeceased him in 1976, a devoted father to Amy and grandfather to Theo BROOKE, born August 2006; he was adored by Amy, Theo and son-in-law Stephen BROOKE. His sister-in-law Marjorie BLACK, nieces and nephew Cathy, Diane and Norm BLACK, great-nephew Gregory BLACK and great-niece Jacqueline BLACK, cousins Michel JONES, Stephen and Stuart THURSBY, Wendy and Bill KREVER, and Natalie COYLE were all dear members of his family in Ontario. He will be greatly missed by all his family from Winnipeg: brother-in-law Alfred KAYE, nephews and nieces John, Kathie, Gordon and Jeanne KAYE; great-nieces and great-nephews Liz, Cameron, Donna, Michael, and Michele KAYE, Michael PURVES- SMITH and Robert POHL. Ken was also a dear and caring uncle to niece Nicola IVANOVIC, nephews David and Neil CHAPMAN, great-nieces Natasha and Isabella IVANOVIC and Jessica CHAPMAN, all of Merseyside, England; he was a cherished brother-in-law to Rosemarie CHAPMAN and Dennis CHAPMAN, also of Merseyside. He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth, and brothers Ralph and Arthur, and by his nieces Jacqueline BLACK and Margaret KAYE. Ken's strong sense of loyalty and fun animated a wide circle of Friends in Canada and in England over his entire life.
Ken was born in Winnipeg on May 10, 1924, the youngest of Norman and Margaret BLACK's four children. He attended the University of Manitoba and served in the Royal Canadian Navy in corvettes during the Second World War. After the war, he became a journalist, first working at the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune then spending time in Europe and England for Reuters. In 2006, he published a memoir of his adventures during and after the war entitled Telling It Like It Was. He joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1957 where he worked, in both radio and television, for over 35 years, in London, England, Saint John's, Newfoundland and Toronto. After his retirement he dedicated himself to his many interests, including travelling, writing, neighbourhood activism, birdwatching and his legendary annual Victoria Day Party.
Ken brought an unrivalled joy to life and touched everyone he met with this enthusiasm and with his charm and humour. He was a true gentleman, but with a wry and sometimes mischievous outlook. Ken had the gift of treating everyone with the same gracious manner. As the countless guests to his house will attest, he was the soul of hospitality. He was as happy playing with children as entertaining adults and will be remembered by a number of generations as the delightful and engaged grown-up always ready with wind-up toys, kites, stories and songs. His interests were eclectic, but they were bound together by an unceasing curiosity and energy. Ken was the cherished heart of a number of social worlds and families. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August, 17, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street (one block east of Parliament, just south of King Street East, Toronto). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Bruce Trail Association.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
Fleeing hornet attack, man falls off roof, dies
By Canadian Press, Page A7
Milton, Ontario -- A guitarist who once played in a band with Stompin' Tom Connors has died after tumbling off the roof of his apartment building while being pursued by a swarm of angry hornets.
Wayne CHAPMAN, 52, had been enjoying a drink with a friend on the roof Wednesday when he felt something sting him, Detective Sergeant Murray DRINKWALTER said.
He got a fly swatter and started flailing at some yellow jackets that were buzzing around the fire escape of the three-storey rooming house in the southern Ontario community.
As he was retreating from the wasp attack, Mr. CHAPMAN lost his footing, fell over the side of the building and landed on the gravel driveway about six metres below.
He never regained consciousness and died of cardiac arrest a few hours later in a Toronto hospital.
"It was a case of a couple of buddies having cocktails on the rooftop and it took a turn for the tragic," said Det. Sgt. DRINKWALTER, a Halton police spokesman.
Ken MURRAY, 66, who manages the 15-room boarding house, said he had repeatedly warned Mr. CHAPMAN to keep off the roof.
He also said he told him to stop swatting at the hornets, which had a nest near the top of the roof near the fire escape.
But Mr. CHAPMAN, who lived by himself and worked as a janitor in the Milton industrial park, would often climb through his back window to get to the flat roof to socialize, play his guitar and cool off on warm nights.
Mr. CHAPMAN still had an old vinyl album with his picture on the jacket beside Stompin' Tom.
Friends said it was one of his most cherished possessions, along with a battered guitar.
"I think he'd be happy if we buried him with his old guitar," Gordon BROWN said.
It was the second bizarre insect attack in Halton this week.
On Tuesday night, a Burlington, Ontario, man inadvertently set his house on fire when he flicked his cigarette at bees swarming around him on his back porch. The embers ignited some dry material in the eaves and started a fire that caused about $60,000 damage.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
CHAPMAN, Isabelle Mary
Sean, Sarah and Chloe are delighted to announce the arrival of Isabelle Mary, born August 23, 2007 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Proud family includes grandparents David and Mariella HOLMES and Charlie and Lorraine CHAPMAN, great-grandparents Mae EMPEY and Mid HOLMES, uncles Mike and Bob and aunt Karen. Special thanks to Doctor Sabine LISKE, Doctor Mary ZAMORA and all the staff at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
The hurtin' life of a Milton man
By Peter CHENEY, Page M1
Wayne CHAPMAN's final stage was a warped square of plywood on the roof outside his $110-a-week rented room. He would strum his guitar, look out over the rooftops of Milton, and remember the glory days when he played with the legendary Stompin' Tom Connors.
Last week, Mr. CHAPMAN's guitar was placed in his casket, a final tribute to a man whose life exemplified the hurtin' ethos of country, the music he loved the best. Long divorced, the 52-year-old lived in a boarding house with 14 other men, many of them down on their luck. His previous residence was a room above a tavern. Mr. CHAPMAN worked as a custodian at a car-parts plant, cleaning the cafeteria and changing toilet-paper rolls.
"He didn't have much," said Ken MURRAY, the superintendent of the boarding house. "But he was a good guy."
Like Stompin' Tom, whose experiences included hard labour, abandonment and poverty, Mr. CHAPMAN was a genuine country music character, informed by heartache and loss. His possessions were limited to a few guitars and some beaten furniture. He had lived for a while in Georgetown, but moved to Milton after he was targeted in a series of robberies. His entertainment consisted of buying a case of Molson Canadian to drink with Friends. He rode to work each day on a hand-me-down mountain bike he called "The Dirty Dawg."
In Milton, he lived in a single room, where he cooked his meals in a microwave and washed his dishes in a shared bathroom. Unlike Mr. Connors, who lives in a comfortable home in a nearby township, Mr. CHAPMAN had never made enough to escape the endless cycle of low-paid day jobs. But to country music insiders, his time on stage with Mr. Connors meant that he had been validated, if not financially rewarded.
Mr. CHAPMAN's death was a strange one. On August 23, he came home from work, and went out on the roof with his guitar and a few beers.
His second-floor room was one of the hottest in the house. He liked to escape the heat by stepping out onto the roof through his window, where he would play Stompin' Tom and Johnny Cash tunes on his weathered acoustic guitar.
This day, he was joined by one of his housemates, who shared a beer with him. It was late afternoon, and the weather was perfect. The roof was the size of an average room - it was a poor man's deck, with a flat black top and no railings. As usual, there were a few yellow-jacket wasps buzzing around. The insects had built a nest inside a crack in the building's brick wall, and had defied the superintendent's extermination efforts.
Mr. CHAPMAN hated the yellow jackets. Just weeks before, he had jammed a stick into the nest, against the superintendent's recommendation, checking to see if a recent spraying had killed them off. It hadn't. Now he was in a fighting mood. He fetched a fly-swatter and began swinging at the wasps. It was a bad idea. He had unwittingly triggered the wasps' defence mechanism, and countless more poured out of the nest to help their embattled fellows.
Mr. CHAPMAN soon found himself in a full-on battle, walking backwards and using his swatter to try to fend off the growing insect horde. In the room below, Mr. MURRAY heard his footsteps on the rooftop. "Jesus," he thought. "I told him to stay out of there."
There was a thud. Consumed with his battle with the wasps, Mr. CHAPMAN had stepped off the edge of the roof and fallen six metres to the pavement. He was rushed to the Milton hospital, then airlifted to Saint Michael's in Toronto. He died of his injuries and a forensic autopsy was performed the next day. His death was ruled accidental.
"It's a very sad case," said Detective Murray DRINKWALTER of Halton Regional Police.
It was the end of a sad life, whose highlight was a 1985 appearance on a Stompin' Tom Connors album called Stompin' Tom Is Back to Assist Canadian Talent. Mr. CHAPMAN contributed two songs (My Home Town and The Bars of Vancouver) and was pictured on the cover, dressed in black jeans and a Stetson.
The album was propped on his coffin this week at his small funeral in Erin, Ontario Among the visitors at the funeral home, according to locals, was Stompin' Tom, who dropped by to pay his final respects to a fallen musical comrade. Also there were his mother and some of his brothers and sisters. The family, along with Mr. Connors, declined to talk about Mr. CHAPMAN, but others filled in a few of the blanks.
According to Fred WHITE/WHYTE, his supervisor at the car-parts plant, Stompin' Tom entered Mr. CHAPMAN's life when his father took in the iconic singer many years ago during a dark period.
"He came home one day, and there was this tall, skinny guy," said Mr. WHITE/WHYTE. "It was Stompin' Tom."
Mr. CHAPMAN went on to perform occasionally with Mr. Connors, and never stopped talking about how amazing it was to play with a genuine musical legend. "To him, Stompin' Tom was the second coming of Jesus," said Mr. MURRAY. "He loved him."
"A lot of musicians would give anything to play with Stompin' Tom," said Duncan FREMLIN, a guitarist who used to tour with Mr. Connors. "He's the real thing."
His thoughts were echoed by Bob McNIVEN, a guitarist who toured with Mr. Connors in the early 1980s. "Stompin' Tom is a legend," he said. "To play with him was an accomplishment." Mr. McNIVEN, who now works for Statistics Canada but still plays in a country band called Whiskey Jack, has never forgotten the talent and commitment that Mr. Connors brought to his performances.
"He really meant it. He'd be singing, and there were tears running down his face. You'd look out into the audience, and they were crying too."
Although he didn't know Mr. CHAPMAN (hundreds of musicians have toured with Mr. Connors's various bands,) Mr. McNIVEN said he felt a pang of recognition when he heard about the death last week. "He played guitar with Stompin' Tom. I played guitar with Stompin' Tom. In some way we were brothers. We drank from the same cup."
Back at the rooming house where Mr. CHAPMAN died, Mr. MURRAY also reflected on his companion's life and times. "He didn't have a mean bone in his body," said Mr. MURRAY as he drank his fourth tumbler of Silk Tassel scotch. "He was a good guy. But he should have left those wasps alone."
Mr. MURRAY, now 66, spent about 30 years as a professional country musician, playing in clubs and bars and, briefly, for a Montreal-based television show. Like Mr. CHAPMAN was, he's divorced and lives alone with his dusty musical equipment.
"I'm a has-been," he says. "We're all has-beens here.
"Here's to Wayne."

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
HOLMES, Mildred " Mid" Alice (née DEANS)
Peacefully at Sunrise of Burlington Retirement Home on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of 61 years to James HOLMES (1919-2004.) Much loved mother of David and his wife Mariella of Oakville and Barbara BARTRAM and her husband David of Burlington. Loving grandmother of Sarah CHAPMAN and her husband Sean of Oakville, Michael HOLMES of Toronto, Andrea BARTRAM and Rachael BARTRAM both of Burlington. Great-grandmother of Chloe and Isabelle CHAPMAN of Oakville. A special thank you to the staff of Sunrise Burlington for the compassionate care Mid received. Cremation. A private Service of Remembrance will take place. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Suite 2002, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2A5 would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333). www.smithsfh.com

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
JAMES, Margaret May (née CHAPMAN)
Margaret James was born Margaret May CHAPMAN in Richmond, Quebec on October 13, 1920. She passed away on September 16, 2007. She was married to Harold JAMES for 42 years, and was predeceased by him in July, 1984. Margaret will be remembered by her many Friends and family as a warm, generous, intelligent person. She was gracious in every way. She loved music and opera, and sang in the church choir at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in West Vancouver. She also enjoyed gardening in her earlier years with Harold. Margaret and Harold owned a mink farm in Richmond, British Columbia and traveled extensively. They had many Friends and family in West Vancouver and elsewhere. Margaret moved to Abbotsford in 1984 and made many new Friends, attending St. Matthew's, Saint Michael and All Angels, and Saint_James' Anglican Church in Vancouver. She was a long-time volunteer in many community activities, including the Red Cross, Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver and Provincial Council of Women and the West Coast Environmental Law Association. Margaret was also a long-time member of the Social Credit Party and the Progressive Conservative Party and served as secretary-treasurer and on the board of directors of the Fraser Valley East P.C. Riding Association. She was on the board of directors and served as Chairperson of the MSA Manor Society. She was also a member of the British Columbia Genealogical Society. Margaret earned a diploma in Arts and Science from Capilano College in 1976, majoring in Legal Studies and Accounting; winning the Principal's Citizenship Award for her contributions to college life. Margaret will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford, with Rev. Dr. Trevor Walters and Rev. Michael Shier officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Henderson's Funeral Home (604) 854-5534

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
WALLACE, Florentine Estella
Of Port Colborne, died peacefully at Portal Village on Saturday October 27, 2007 at the remarkable age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Hartley R. WALLACE (1982) (Wallace Transport.) Cherished Mother of Marilyn and her late husband Malcolm (Mac) CHAPMAN (Toronto). Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews and loving Friends, especially Cathy and John HENDERSON (Thorold,) Andrew HENDERSON and family (New York City) and Jane DUNN and family (Highlands Ranch, Colorado.) Grandma WALLACE to Kelly and Wayne KEILTY and children Kristina and Paul. Special friend to Laura JAILLET (Welland.)
Visitation Davidson Funeral Homes, 135 Clarence Street, Monday, 7-9 p.m. A celebration of life at Central United Church Tuesday, 2: 30 p.m. Donations to Central United Church. Online condolences www.davidsonfuneralhomes.com

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CHAPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
SHAUGHNESSY, Margot (COLLIER)
At the Montreal General Hospital after a lengthy illness on December 7, 2007 at the age of 68. Beloved daughter of Katherine KELLY and the late Ray SHAUGHNESSY. Predeceased by sister Mary and husband Geoff COLLIER. Loving sister of Maureen (Henry KITTS,) Kelly (Sandra KEARNS), Frank (Luiza TCHOREK), Honora (Ian CHAPMAN) and Susan (Eric BOULVA.) Will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Fondly remembered by her dear friend Dodie DONNELLY of Ottawa, her sister-in-law Vivien COLLIER, and her Friends and colleagues at Power Corporation. A special thank you to the kind medical professionals and teams on the surgical, oncology and palliative care floors of the Montreal General Hospital, and in particular Doctor Ingrid Hings, as well as the centre local de services communautaires (Verdun) and Nova teams for their kind care during these many months. Visitation at the Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, (corner Isabella) on Monday, December 10, 2007 from 5: 30-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 4455 West Broadway, Montreal, on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m., followed by a reception. Interment Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, 1650 Cedar Ave., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A4, or Nova Montreal Foundation, 310 Victoria Ave., Suite 403, Westmount, Quebec, H3Z 2M9, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be received at www.kanefetterly.qc.ca.

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