FORRESTER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-02 published
Man charged with murder in brother's death
Police release few details about 18-year-old's death
By Doug EDGAR, Thursday, August 02, 2007
One brother is dead and another is charged with his murder after Ontario Provincial Police officers were called to a home in the former Kincardine Township Tuesday night.
John Robert FORRESTER, 18, is dead and Asa John FORRESTER, 22, is charged with second degree murder, South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Wednesday.
Officers from the detachment and Bruce County paramedics were called to the FORRESTER home on Concession Road 5 of the former Kincardine Township, Const. Jeff MERCEY said Wednesday afternoon.
"It came through dispatch in London as a call for assistance just prior to midnight," he said.
They found John FORRESTER "with critical injuries," MERCEY said in a news release.
The teen was immediately taken to hospital in Kincardine, where he died of his injuries.
MERCEY said he could not comment on the nature of the younger FORRESTER's injuries, since the information could be evidence, nor could he comment on what happened before police were called.
"We're still investigating that," he said. "There isn't a lot of information we can release."
John FORRESTER attended Kincardine District Secondary School, where he took part in athletics including track and field and hockey.
"He had just successfully graduated in June," Kincardine District Secondary School principal Dan HOBLER said Wednesday evening.
The school cafeteria was to open at 9 a.m. today for students or others who might want help dealing with FORRESTER's death. The school board's tragic response team was to be there.
"We don't know much detail," HOBLER said. "We just want to be there for anyone who needs it."
The news came as a shock, said Tanya BYERS, who coached John FORRESTER in Grade 9, when he reached the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations regionals in midget hurdles, and again this spring, when he trained in shot put and discus.
While they were not close, BYERS said FORRESTER had said he wanted to be a helicopter pilot.
"He was a pleasure to coach," she said. "He was a very likeable guy.Asa" John FORRESTER was to make a court appearance in Walkerton Wednesday afternoon and would likely be back in court today, MERCEY said.
The investigation is being directed by Det.-Insp. Bill RENTON of the Ontario Provincial Police's criminal investigation branch, with help from South Bruce detachment officers. An Ontario Provincial Police forensic identification unit based in Mount Forest has also been called in.
"We still have police at the scene," MERCEY said late Wednesday afternoon.
The last homicide investigation in the Kincardine detachment area was in 1994, he said.
John FORRESTER was a student at Kincardine District Secondary school, where he competed in track and field events.

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FORRESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-02 published
Kincardine teen dead, brother charged
By Staff and News Services, Thurs., August 2, 2007
Kincardine -- A 22-year-old Kincardine man is set to appear in court this afternoon for allegedly killing his brother.
Police say Asa FORRESTER was charged with second-degree murder after his 17-year-old brother, John FORRESTER, died in hospital Tuesday night. Police say the youth suffered critical injuries, but have not released his cause of death. Police are continuing their investigation.

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FORRESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
MURCHIE, James Skiffington " Skiff"
It is with profound sadness that the family of James Skiffington (Skiff) MURCHIE announces his passing on January 4, 2007. After a courageous battle with cancer, he passed away at the age of 74 in his home with his loving family by his side. Skiff was born February 25, 1932 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick and was the son of the late Verna Ruth (HANSON) and the late James Skiffington MURCHIE. Mr. MURCHIE worked over 40 years in the food industry, starting with Dominion Stores and later retiring as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sobeys Inc. His retirement years were enjoyed on the golf course and at home with close Friends and family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Greta (FORRESTER) of 51 years. Dearly loved and respected father of Lesley Anne, Cameron, Rory, Greta and son-in-law Bruce. Beloved grandfather to Jonathan, David, Candace; and Amber and Drew. He will also be fondly remembered by his sisters Jean (Harold) and Margaret (Ward). Skiff will be deeply missed by his sister-in-law, Lorna and his sister-in-law, Betty and brother-in-law, Stan and his many nieces, nephews and close Friends. Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 7th 6-9 p.m. at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 9th Line (Dundas), Oakville, 905-257-8822. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Monday January 8, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment will take place in Springcreek Cemetery. If you so wish, Memorial donations may be made to Dirks Lab, c/o SickKids Foundation 525 University Avenue, 14th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L3 in recognition of Doctor Peter DIRKS tremendous care and support to Skiffs granddaughter Amber or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to Lesley Anne SOBEY, Suite #142, 75 Lavinia Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 1N5

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FORSYTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-17 published
SWANSON, Gladys Lenore May (née LEITH)
Gladys Lenore May SWANSON passed away on July 12, 2007 at Bon Air Nursing Home, Cannington, Ontario. She was 94 years of age. Because of her failing health for several years, Gladys had moved from Stratford to be near her son and family. Gladys was the daughter of the late George W. LEITH (Bill) and May LEITH. She was predeceased by her dear husband Reg in 1966 and her three brothers Jackie, Clifton and Bill. She is survived by her son Donald and his wife Merle of Pefferlaw, Ontario. She became a grandma to Stuart and Buffy FORSYTH of Peterborough and Tony and Sarah FORSYTH of Keswick. Gladys will be fondly remembered as great-grandma Gladys by her great-grandchilren Dakota, Mackenzie, Clayton, Bronwyn and Findlay. Gladys was a long time resident of Stratford. She lived briefly in Owen Sound and Waterloo. Her life centered on her family and her many dear Friends, and her church family at Centennial United Church, Stratford. A Memorial Service will be held at the Heinbuck Funeral Home, 156 Albert Street, Stratford (519) 271-5062 on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. A private interment of cremated remains will take place at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation through the funeral home.

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FORSYTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-26 published
FROOK, Isabel
Of R.R.#4 Kincardine, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. She was 74. Survived by her daughters Carol HUSK and Don HODGINS of R.R.#2 Kincardine, Sandy and husband Leo LEROUX of Hanover and Gale and husband John POLFUSS of R.R.#1 Ayton, son Grant and wife Catherine FROOK of Kincardine, grandchildren Rod HUSK, Tammy FORSYTH, Connie REID, Tracey LEROUX, Carrie LEROUX, Dean LEROUX, Marcia TEATHER, Gordon POLFUSS, Adam POLFUSS, Martin POLFUSS, Tyler FROOK, Ryan FROOK and 8 great-grandchildren. Isabel is also survived by her brother Warren and wife Pauline JACKLIN of R.R.#2 Holland Centre. Predeceased by her husband Ronald “Ron&ldquo FROOK and great-grand_son Jesse HUSK. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca.

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FORSYTH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-06 published
FORSYTH, Nancy (née LAWSON)
Died peacefully in her 70th year, on Thursday October 4, 2007 at her home in Southampton. She was in the presence of family and dear Friends. Her love of life and her laughter will forever inspire her husband Robert, her four children, Jane (Robert MARLAND,) Anne (Peter FARRELL), John (Kathryn), and Jill (Matthew WEICHEL). She loved and is loved by her 12 grandchildren, Kate, Annie and Molly MARLAND; Peter, Robert, Bridget and Caroline FARRELL; Thomas and William FORSYTH; and Sam, Harry and Hugh WEICHEL. Nancy is survived by her brother Peter (Sharon), her nieces and nephews and her mother-in-law Marguerite FORSYTH. Predeceased by her father and mother, Malcolm LAWSON and Dorothy DEVER, and her sister Beverly Lawson CARTER. Respects may be offered on Thursday October 11, 2007 at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held at the Southampton United Church, on Friday October 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. The family request that in lieu of floral tributes, donations be made in Nancy's honour to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com “tho'she be wee, she be mighty” “Your light burned out today, but you taught us all how to shine.” - Peter FARRELL jr.

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FORSYTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
FORSYTH, Nancy (née LAWSON)
Died peacefully in her 70th year, on Thursday October 4, 2007 at her home in Southampton. She was in the presence of family and dear Friends. Her love of life and her laughter will forever inspire her husband Robert, her four children, Jane (Robert MARLAND,) Anne (Peter FARRELL), John (Kathryn), and Jill (Matthew WEICHEL). She loved and is loved by her 12 grandchildren, Kate, Annie and Molly MARLAND; Peter, Robert, Bridget and Caroline FARRELL; Thomas and William FORSYTH; and Sam, Harry and Hugh WEICHEL. Nancy is survived by her brother Peter (Sharon), her nieces and nephews and her mother-in-law Marguerite FORSYTH. Predeceased by her father and mother, Malcolm LAWSON and Dorothy DEVER, and her sister Beverly Lawson CARTER. Respects may be offered on Thursday October 11, 2007 at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held at the Southampton United Church, on Friday October 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. The family request that in lieu of floral tributes, donations be made in Nancy's honour to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com 'tho'she be wee, she be mighty' 'Your light burned out today, but you taught us all how to shine.' - Peter FARRELL Jr.

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FORSYTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
FORSYTH, William Michael
Bill would be celebrating his 60th birthday on October 15, 2007. He died after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer on August 7, 2007. He is sadly missed by his brother Morley, sister-in-law Margot and their children Rhys, Sigourney and Genevieve.

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FORSYTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
FORSYTH, Mary Veronica Fitzgerald
Died peacefully, with her family, at home in Mississauga, Ontario, in her 93rd year, bravely fighting a battle with cancer. After a life of service to her family, church and local communities. Mourned by loving husband Linlay, son Andrew and wife Dorothy, grandchildren Tania, Christopher, and Alexa, and daughter Veronica and husband Allan LEMAY. Born 1915, Wednesbury, England, educated there and Wolverhampton. Active member of Saint Mary's R.C. Parish, Wednesbury. Served in ordinance manufacturing and emergency services in World War 2. Upon marriage in 1947, relocated to Filton, Glos. Active member of St. Theresa's R.C. Parish. Emigrated to Montreal, Canada 1952. President and joint founder with Rev. Harry Crawford of local Meals-on-Wheels, St. Laurent, Quebec, and active member of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Parish, (1952-79). Relocated to Mississauga, Ontario. Active member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and Golden Legends Seniors Club (1988-2005). The family extends its thanks to the many Friends for their support, also, thanks to the staff of Unit 2-C, Credit Valley Hospital, Doctor Marisa FINLAY, Doctor Rick SHEPPARD, community nurses Lilian and Therese, caregivers Jacqueline KIRKPATRICK and Veronica LEMAY. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home - "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., (1 block east of Erin Mills Pkwy.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, October 22. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church 2473 Thorn Lodge Dr., at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Research Society or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 Online condolences at www.neweduk.com

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FORSYTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-01 published
FABELLO, Anthony " Tony"
At the Henderson Hospital, Hamilton on Wednesday October 31, 2007, Tony FABELLO of Waterdown, formerly of Niagara Falls in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Carolyn (née FEKYT) FABELLO. Much loved father of John Anthony FABELLO and his wife Martha of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Benjamin and Nathan. Dear brother of Alberta BOTTOS and her husband Mario of Hamilton, Rosemary TOMINI and her husband Elizeo and Gino and his wife Felicina all of Italy. Tony is also lovingly remembered by his mother-in-law Pauline FEKYT- FORSYTH, sister-in-law, Barbara LUPTON and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905 632-3333) on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3055 Bloor Street West, Toronto on Saturday November 3, 2007 at 11 a.m. Private Interment. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or Bottoms up Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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FORSYTHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
VIGNEUX, Jerome Peter (1935-2007)
A brave, determined and uncomplaining man, well loved by his family and Friends. Jerome died suddenly October 26th, aged 71, after a brief illness, at Princess Margaret Hospital. His family will miss him terribly. His wife, Joan FORSYTHE. Daughter, Alexandra WILLIAMSON, husband, Doug, grandchildren Sarah, Emily, Benjamin, Jake and Abbie. Son, George VIGNEUX, wife, Lucy, grandchildren Samantha and Allysha. Mother of his children, Margot VIGNEUX. Sister, Jean DYKE and family. Brothers, U.J. VIGNEUX, wife Lorraine and family, Arthur VIGNEUX, wife Marta and family. Step-children, Kristen, Loren and John FORSYTHE, and step-grandchildren, Dane, Taylor, Fraser, Thibodeau, Austin, Cameron and Makenzie FORSYTHE. His beloved cat, Timmy, and dog, Anders.
The family is grateful to all the Health professionals who have given him such wonderful care, expecially the past 2 years. We are most grateful to Doctor S. KESHAVJEE Toronto General Hospital, and the Palliative Care Team at Princess Margaret Hospital.
The passionate golfer always. His Celebration of Life reception will be at York Downs Golf and Country Club, Saturday, November 3, 2007, 2-4 p.m., 4134 16th Avenue, Unionville, Ontario (905) 477-3105. We welcome all of his Friends. Donations to Princess Margaret Hospital or the Cancer Society would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

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FORSYTHE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
GALT, Jessie Josephine
Widow of Eric St. Vincent GALT, nearing her 88th birthday, died peacefully and comfortably in the Scarborough General Hospital, December 12th, due to complications following the successful surgery to repair a recently broken hip. Close friend of "Patrick" De Mattos of Toronto, beloved mother of W. Tom FORSYTHE of Montreal, Quebec, grandmother of Deborah-Anne WHITE/WHYTE of Edmonton, Alberta, sister of Kathleen COLLINS of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, aunt of: Patricia MESSNER of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; Sandra RUSH of Austin, Texas; Jim WADDINGTON of Shelby Twp., Michigan; Darlene CUNLIFFE of Waterford, Ontario, and John McGILLIVARY of Brantford, Ontario, predeceased by sister Mona McGILLIVRAY, late of Brantford, Ontario also predeceased by her step-son Gary Eric GALT, late of Toronto, Ontario. "Joey" was admired and respected by all who knew her. She was determined to live out the final years of her own home, with her treasured "cats" keeping her company until the very end - a true animal lover! At Joey's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will take place imminently. As she instructed, her ashes, as well as those of her beloved husband Eric will be spread on the waters of White Lake, near Palmer Rapids - their favorite vacation hideaway for several decades. Donations in the name of Jessie Josephine GALT may be made to the Scarborough General Hospital Foundation, towards the Intensive Care Unit, or to the Toronto Humane Society.

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FORTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
FORTE, Muriel Anne (1908-2007)
Peacefully, on October 27th, 2007. Predeceased by loving husband Alfred John. Dear mother of Nancy LOVE, and Kathie (Doug FLEMING/FLEMMING.) Loving grandmother of Bruce (Nelly), David (Alison), Janet (Glenn), Andrew (Shonna), Christopher (Denise) and Charlotte. "Marnie" will be sadly missed by great-grandchildren Beth, Michael, Kevin, Alexander, Natasha, Shannon, Gavin, Erin and Chiara. A special thank you to all the staff and Friends at Cedarbrook Lodge for all your love and support. At Muriel's request, cremation, followed by a family service has already taken place. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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FORTH o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-25 published
PODNIEWICZ, Alex
Peacefully at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne Site on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 in his 82nd year. Devoted husband of Wladyslawa "Gladys" PODNIEWICZ and loving father of Chris (Bob) KEATING, Stan (Tina) PODNIEWICZ, Helen (Larry) JOHNSTON, Donna (Murray) WILSON, Eddy (Rosa) PODNIEWICZ, Henry (Pat) PODNIEWICZ, Kathy (Doug) RHODES and Angie (Marvin) FORTH. Proud grandfather of Greg, Lynette, Kenny, Jeanette, Kyle, Jamie, Wesley, Matthew, Logan, Sarina, Michele, Amanda, Adam, Frank, Eddie, Tina, Jason, J.R., Justin, Erica, Shawna, Alex, Stacey and Rachel and 16 great-grandchildren. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass took place at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Melancthon on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment at Shelburne Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne Site or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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FORTIER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
OWEN, Lucille (née FORTIER)
Died of cancer at her home on July 28th, 2007. Beloved wife of the late William OWEN Jr. Dear daughter of Rose and Romeo FORTIER. Sister of Raymond, his wife Carrie, and Eugene. Fond aunt of Michelle and cousin of Marie-Laure FORTIER. A memorial service will be held at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home (733 Mt. Pleasant Road, 416-489-8811), on Tuesday, August the 7th, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bill and Lucille Owen Award, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 2K3 would be appreciated.

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OWEN, Lucille (née FORTIER)
Died of cancer at her home on July 28th, 2007. Beloved wife of the late William OWEN Jr. Dear daughter of Rose and Romeo FORTIER. Sister of Raymond, his wife Carrie, and Eugene. Fond aunt of Michelle and cousin of Marie-Laure FORTIER. A memorial service will be held at the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home (733 Mt. Pleasant Road, 416-489-8811), on Tuesday, August the 7th, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bill and Lucille Owen Award, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 2K3 would be appreciated.

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FORTIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-05 published
SOMERLEIGH, Doctor Edward (1917-2007)
Peacefully in Toronto in his 90th year after a rich and eventful life. Predeceased by his wife Veronique (FORTIN) and his son, Marc. Father to Robert, George, Margaret, Eleanor and Christine and proud grandfather to Erin (SOMERLEIGH;) Natalie, Mika, Gabrielle and Paul (REKAI) and Veronica (SALMON.) Ed was a World War 2 navy veteran, a registered nurse, and later a physician in Nipigon, Ontario for 37 years. He lived in Toronto for the past 15 years with his daughter, Eleanor and her family before moving to Sunnybrook Veterans Residence where he continued his lifelong passion for photography and horticulture. A beloved friend and sounding board to one and all, Ed will be sorely missed. A celebration of Ed's life will take place at Harbourview Chapel in Thunder Bay at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9th.

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FORTINSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
GORLICK, Alexander
Pharmacist, noble citizen, caring husband and father, horticulturist, raconteur, bridge and tennis player, award recipient. Born August 26, 1922, in Toronto. Died April 5 of leukemia, aged 84.
By Wilfred ROVAN, Page L8
I met Alex when we were both 14 years of age. We grew up in the same area of Toronto. I was impressed with his outgoing manner. He had the gift of the gab and a good sense of humour; our Friendship clicked immediately. With other Friends from the neighbourhood, we had a group that developed a great comradeship. What is now Trinity-Bellwoods park was our playground. We formed a Jaffa Club under the auspices of Young Judea, where many world-wide problems were discussed: Alex headed the debating team.
We lost Alex for a while when he discovered the Palais Royale and Bert Niosi the band leader. He became a smooth dancer. It was interesting, because he was tone deaf, but he knew how to keep the beat.
Al graduated from Harbord Collegiate and began a pharmacy apprenticeship. He enlisted in the army in 1943, and was discharged in 1946. He enrolled in the college of pharmacy at the University of Toronto and graduated in 1948.
In 1955, he found the love of his life, Sara FORTINSKY, and they were married. He admired his father-in-law who was a melamed a teacher in the humanities, Judaism and Talmud. Al was so impressed by him that he became observant. He bought a home with a large yard and became enthralled with gardening. He put in a green house and in winter, he nurtured seeds. Motorists would often stop their cars to view Al's garden -- a thing of beauty.
Al was a true, loyal friend to his buddies. When one became confined to a wheelchair, Al would almost force him to circulate -- taking him to movies, the theatre, the symphony and anywhere his friend had to go.
Al opened a large drugstore in Toronto at Sheppard and Jane, where he would dispense fatherly advice to seniors on how to use their medications. The older patients found a professional they could talk to -- and his drugstore thrived.
Al retired in 2002 and about that time his wife, known as "Sorcy," was showing signs of Alzheimer's; in 2005 she was placed in Toronto's Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was at her side at 4: 30 every afternoon and was very attentive to her and to the other patients.
Al was always involved in the community, especially in social services, and was presented with many plaques and citations. He loved his city and his country and wanted to give back his energy and time. His mission was to improve seniors' health, home and long-term care. In 2003, he received the Ontario Voluntary Service Award, and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the city of Toronto in 2003 and 2005.
In March, he called to tell me he had been diagnosed with "galloping leukemia," the type that destroys the body quickly. We had lunch the next day. His stoic comments were "I'm not afraid to die. Life has been very good to me, and I'm ready to accept my fate." Then he said, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes: "There is a time for everything under the sun, a time for birth and a time for death."
I phoned April 3, his voice was strong and he was in good spirits. That evening, he conducted a Passover seder and told his family that this one was his best. That night he was rushed to the hospital, where the "galloper" took his life away.
Alex leaves a marvellous legacy to his three children and seven grandchildren: honesty, family love, optimism, devotion to Friends and community, and a wonderful sense of humour.
It happened so fast I would have preferred the chance to say goodbye, give him a big hug and maybe drink our last chugalug together.
Wilfred ROVAN is a friend of Alexander GORLICK

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FORTNEY o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-30 published
KUPFERSCHMIDT, Esther (SCHNEIDER)
Esther KUPFERSCHMIDT, of Mildmay, passed away at Brucelea Haven on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 in her 80th year. Esther (SCHNEIDER,) beloved wife of the late Francis KUPFERSCHMIDT.
Dear sister of Sister Germaine SCHNEIDER of Waterdown, Luella FORTNEY of Deemerton and Clayton SCHNEIDER of Mildmay.
Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Oscar, Peter, Gilbert and Stanley, and her sister, Hilda GRIEN.
Visitation was at the Greg Roberts Funeral Home, Mildmay on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 8: 45 pm.
Funeral Mass was conducted by Fr. W.T. SEHL in Sacred Heart Church, Mildmay on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mildmay.
Donations were made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or a charity of your choice.

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FORTNEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
CATER, Rita (FORTNEY)
At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Friday, January 12th, 2007, Rita (FORTNEY) CATER, age 82 of Sarnia, beloved wife of the late Robert CATER (July 27th, 1992,) dear sister of Irene SIEFRIED (the late Stanley) of Kitchener and Petronella SMITH (Allen) of Cardston, Alberta and a very special aunt of Rebecca FORTNEY of Sarnia. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Otillia (MEYER,) and brother Alex FORTNEY (1984.) A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Queen of Peace Church on Monday, January 15th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home on Sunday between the hours of 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers will be offered Sunday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial gifts to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to djrobbfh@cbtech.net

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FORTNEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
FARR, Douglas Albert, B.A., B.Sc., LL.B
True to his wish, Doug passed away at his desk in his law office in Walkerton on Thursday, December 13th, 2007. He was ever devoted to his many, many clients, with the help of his treasured secretary, Cindy FORTNEY. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Florence (KLAGES) and cherished loving son Christopher; brother Gord of Toronto, sister-in-law Louise Farr CHAMBERS (David) of Hamilton; nephews Andrew, Nathan and Josh, of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by his brother David and parents Gordon and Constance (JOHNSTONE) FARR. Doug was a jazz enthusiast, avid skier, marathoner and cyclist and he looked forward to weekends in Collingwood where he spent time with his many precious Friends. Doug practiced real estate and general law in Walkerton for 45 years. He graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1959. Science extended his life, so Doug has requested his body be donated to science to help others. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Doug's life will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint Paul's United Church (303 Jackson Street) Walkerton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Walkerton Hospital Foundation Medical Clinic or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society (Toronto Chapter) would be appreciated.
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FORTNUM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
BOLAND, Michael James
Born January 24, 1941, died peacefully at home on November 30, 2007 surrounded by the loving care of his family. Mike was a devoted husband of forty-one years to Marie (née KELLY,) a beloved father to Scott, Brad (Kirsten NICOLSON,) Craig, and Kelly (David HILBORN) and the adored "Poppa" of Cait and Luke HILBORN and Murray and Moira BOLAND. He is also survived by his sisters Patricia FORTNUM of Toronto and Jo Ann WRIGHT of Hamilton. A thoughtful, kind and generous man who was always willing to share skills, knowledge and time with others. Mike will be sadly missed by his large extended family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_John Chrysostom Church (Main and Ontario streets) Newmarket on Thursday at 10: 00 a.m. followed by interment at Saint_John's Cemetery. Memorial donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation (Cancer Care) or Community Care Access Centre of York Region would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

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