FRADETTE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
WARDELL, Mary Elizabeth (née SHARPE)
With her girls at her side, peacefully, at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. Mary Elizabeth WARDELL (née SHARPE) in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas David WARDELL (1990.) Lovingly remembered by daughter Lisa BIRD, granddaughter Angela KUZMA, great-granddaughter Emily, grand_son Sean BIRD (Chantal MARTIN,) daughter Jane (Chris) SMITH, granddaughter Christine (Denis) JARRY, great-grand_son Daulton, granddaughter Paula SMITH, daughter Heather (Robert) EDWARDS and granddaughter Jennifer EDWARDS. Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Violet SHARPE. Dear sister of Don (Joan) SHARPE, Hilda PHILLIMORE, Donna CLARK, Kay MacEACHERN and the late Imogene ARMSTRONG. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Evans Chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Janet FRADETTE, of Richards Memorial United Church, officiating. Interment in Straffordville Cemetery. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. WARDELL.

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FRADGLEY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-12 published
FRADGLEY, Leonard
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Leonard FRADGLEY on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 in his 90th year. Loving husband of Elizabeth (Bessie), devoted father of Christine, Roger (Karin), and Maureen, and grandfather of Patrick, Kristin, Erik, Ryder, Taylor and Hunter. Relatives and Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel (1997 Dundas Street East), London for funeral service on Sunday, January 14th, 2007 at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow in the Talbot Lounge. A tree will be planted in Leonard's memory; any donations towards his memorial would be gratefully acknowledged.

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FRAIZE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
GREENE, Richard Joseph Greene, Q.C.
Former Member of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland, longtime member of the National Executive of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Fund, and former President of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Died, surrounded by his loving family, on June 18, 2007, at the age of 82, in Saint_John's following a long illness. Predeceased by his father, William GREENE, mother Johanna GREENE (née MacKEY,) sister Helen GREENE and brother Gerald GREENE, he leaves to mourn his wife Daphne GREENE, daughters Noreen GREENE- FRAIZE (Thomas FRAIZE, Q.C.,) Sheila GREENE, Q.C. (John FAHEY,) and Alanna WINTER, son Professor Richard GREENE (Marianne MARUSIC,) step-daughter Andrea MAUNDER (Michael BARSKY,) step-son David MAUNDER (Tanya ROCHE), grandchildren, Lara FRAIZE, Kalli FRAIZE, Alanna FRAIZE, Sarah GREENE, Samuel GREENE, Isabella FAHEY, Robert FAHEY, Anna WINTER, step-grandchild Julia MAUNDER, uncle Joseph MacKEY (Elizabeth,) sister-in-law Shirley GREENE, and a wide circle of relatives and Friends. Friends may visit at Carnell's Funeral Home, Freshwater Road, Saint_John's, on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. His funeral will take place at 10: 30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2007 with Mass of Christian Burial from Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood. Please visit www.dunphysfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book or to send a message of condolence.

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FRALEIGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
FRALEIGH, Doris N.
On Friday, January 12, 2007 at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington. Doris FRALEIGH loving wife to Clifford W. FRALEIGH for 62 years. Dear mother of Penny Lynn and her husband Jim ZMUDCZYNSKI. Grandmother of A.J., Adam and Stephen. Friends may call at the Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New St. (at Drury Lane) Burlington, (905-637-5233) Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private Funeral Service. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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FRALEIGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-11-26 published
Four widows die in crash
Friends who rarely missed a church event, they were heading home from a church supper before the collision.
By Jane SIMS and Kate DALEY, Special To Sun Media, Mon., November 26, Four women died as a result of a head-on crash involving a minivan and a car on Keil Drive near McNaughton Avenue in Chatham Saturday. (Sarah FRALEIGH, Chatham Daily News)
They were four pillars of a Chatham Anglican church, heading home from a church supper when tragedy struck.
Yesterday, the congregation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church was mourning the loss of four good Friends who rarely missed a church service or event.
The four women died Saturday night after their car was struck head-on in Chatham by a minivan that crossed the centre line on a small curve of Keil Drive near McNaughton Avenue.
Police yesterday hadn't identified the women, but others confirmed they are Jean RIPLEY, 86, Marion DAWSON and sisters Bernice PHILLIPS, 83, and Verna NEAVES, 82, all of Chatham.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said.
The van's 47-year-old male driver, also of Chatham, was taken to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
Police hadn't identified him.
The four women were trapped in the car and had to be cut from the wreckage. Three died at the scene and a fourth while being taken to hospital.
All four women were widows and devoted members of the church for decades.
"They were delightful people to be around," said church Deacon Elaine WILCOX. "We just loved them.
"It's a very profound loss because they were always present. It was their continual presence that will be missed."
WILCOX said the church "really was their community. That was their life."
The church is in the midst of helping to plan four funerals. Yesterday's service was an emotional one, WILCOX said.
"It will be difficult for us to be able to come to grips with it," she said.
The women had just left an annual roast beef dinner at the church and were believed to be on their way home.
The two sisters lived in the nearby Trillium Village apartments, RIPLEY at the nearby Residence on the Thames retirement community.
RIPLEY's son is Bob RIPLEY, senior minister at London's Metropolitan United Church and a weekly Free Press religion columnist.
"She died doing something she loved and that was being with people," he said.
He said his mother was a life-long member of the church, and she and his father were married there in 1941.
She always sat in pew No. 19.
RIPLEY was a pioneer in early childhood education in Chatham and began the Fun With Friends program. She headed it for 28 years.
"You couldn't go anywhere with my mom in Chatham without someone speaking to her," her son said.
All four women were involved in the Anglican Church Women and at various times were deeply involved with "the Pie Ladies," a group that made meat pies once a month at the church for sale.
All four women often lunched together after church.
"The biggest shock of all was because people had talked to them that night," said Tom GORDON, the church treasurer.
The suggestion alcohol might have been a cause has made the shock sickening.
"That makes it even worse doesn't it?" GORDON said. "Such a waste."
If alcohol was a factor, it's a "sobering message," said Janine CARR, co-president of the Chatham chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
"It's very sad, very tragic and very sobering because it's four ladies," she said.
Only 20 minutes before the crash, she said, she was riding on a Santa Claus parade float with 15 children for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada through the intersection where the crash occurred.
WILCOX said church members are leaning on each other and their faith to get through the tragedy.
"We'll get through this week and support each other."

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FRALEIGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
KOLISH, John
Peacefully at his home in Weston on Monday, September 24, 2007 in his 64th year after a prolonged and valiant battle with cancer. John, lifelong friend and common-law partner of Debra FRALEIGH, dear son of Ernst and the late Ilse KOLISH, loved brother of George and Sharon KOLISH and Evelyn KOLISH and Michel LEFORT. Beloved son-in-law of Jack and Teddie FRALEIGH and brother-in-law of Ron and Bev FRALEIGH, Warren and Sandy FRALEIGH and Michael and Anthony FRALICK. Proud and loving uncle to Isabelle KOLISH, Veronique LEFORT, Jim HUTTON, Dan and Kristy FRALEIGH, Andrea FRALEIGH, Lisa and Aaron KRULICKI, Jeremy and Angie FRALEIGH and Hannah and Joshua FRALICK. Great uncle of Jack and Sydney HUTTON, Taylor and Ryan KRULICKI and Devlin FRALEIGH. The family wishes to thank John's Friends, neighbours and caregivers for their support and compassion.
A Celebration of John's life will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, Weston 416-241-4618. In John's memory donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to john.kolish@wardfh.com

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FRALICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
KOLISH, John
Peacefully at his home in Weston on Monday, September 24, 2007 in his 64th year after a prolonged and valiant battle with cancer. John, lifelong friend and common-law partner of Debra FRALEIGH, dear son of Ernst and the late Ilse KOLISH, loved brother of George and Sharon KOLISH and Evelyn KOLISH and Michel LEFORT. Beloved son-in-law of Jack and Teddie FRALEIGH and brother-in-law of Ron and Bev FRALEIGH, Warren and Sandy FRALEIGH and Michael and Anthony FRALICK. Proud and loving uncle to Isabelle KOLISH, Veronique LEFORT, Jim HUTTON, Dan and Kristy FRALEIGH, Andrea FRALEIGH, Lisa and Aaron KRULICKI, Jeremy and Angie FRALEIGH and Hannah and Joshua FRALICK. Great uncle of Jack and Sydney HUTTON, Taylor and Ryan KRULICKI and Devlin FRALEIGH. The family wishes to thank John's Friends, neighbours and caregivers for their support and compassion.
A Celebration of John's life will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road, Weston 416-241-4618. In John's memory donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to john.kolish@wardfh.com

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FRAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
FRAM, Isabel (née GOLDBERG) (1925-2007)
Peacefully passed away in Kingston, Ontario on November 26, 2007. Predeceased by husband Michael. Beloved mother to Lannie, Erica, David and Bernard, grandmother of Reuben, Andrew (Marlene), Sarah and Alex. Mother, grandmother and friend, you will be sorely missed.

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FRAME o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-29 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mary Elizabeth (McBRIDE, née SACZKOWSKI)
After a two year courageous battle with cancer, Mary (née SACZKOWSKI) of Shallow Lake passed away Thursday, December the 13th, 2007 in her 49th year. Beloved wife of Tim. Loving mother of Chris GIERUSZ (Courtney HOFELS) Bolton, and Amanda GIERUSZ (Chris PARISIEN) Shallow Lake. Devoted grandmother to Alex, Nicholas and Noah. Cherished sister of Cyndi (Tom FRAME) Acton, Ellen (Jeff CAMBELL) Torrance and Richard (Cathy) Kingston. Predeceased by parents Richard and Wilma (Graham HASTINGS.) Daughter-in-law of Georgina THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Meaford and sister-in-law of Jim THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Sue BROWN) Shallow Lake. Former employee of Maple View Residence of Owen Sound. A celebration of Mary's life will take place Saturday, January the 5th, 2008 at Victoria Parks Community Centre, 35 Victoria Cres., Mono Mills from 1: 00 pm-3:00 p.m. If so desired, donations to the Terry Fox Run would be appreciated (as per Mary's wishes).

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FRANCA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
Music director reached highest echelons
In a life steeped in music and dance, he juggled opera, ballet and a host of languages
By Lisa FITTERMAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
George CRUM had thick, expressive eyebrows that stood him in good stead for his beloved jokes and stories. Up and down they moved, punctuation to the punch lines that helped him dispel tension before and after performances by the National Ballet of Canada, where he served as founding music director and conductor for 33 years.
Once, Mr. CRUM was forced to use only his eyebrows to cue performers on stage as to when the music would start, stop, slow to a stately adagio or rise to a peak. It was a matinee performance of Giselle in a tiny hall in Fredericton, with principal dancer Karen Kain performing the title role.
"I'll never forget it," Ms. Kain said. "Usually, we followed the movement of George's baton, up, down, swoosh, but this time, all we could see was the top half of his head sticking up through a hole in the stage."
His life was steeped in dance and music, and he believed that they should be accessible to everyone, even in tiny town halls. Tall, with dark hair and a pugilist's nose (he was a Golden Gloves boxer in his teens), he was an inveterate prankster with a sunny nature and a disarming manner. Nothing got him down - not holes drilled through stages, not having to travel on tour along bumpy roads in a bus and certainly not getting caught in a rainstorm on the way to the National Ballet's first performance at Toronto's Eaton Auditorium in 1951, with him as conductor.
As Mr. CRUM often told the story, the rain was coming down so hard that the car sputtered, then shorted out - not what he wanted on one of the biggest nights of his professional life. But there he was, cheerfully hitchhiking with his trousers rolled up to his knees in a futile bid to keep them dry. "And wouldn't you know it, but the elegantly dressed couple who stopped to help were also on their way to the ballet. They said they'd take us, but that we'd probably be late," he said with a wicked grin. "I said, 'Don't worry. I can guarantee that you won't be late.'"
An avid linguist - he spoke fluent German, French, Spanish and Latin, in addition to English - Mr. CRUM fit into any situation, or made it fit him. Jean Verch, a flutist who joined the ballet company in 1963, said that during a Mexican tour, several of them hired a car for the day in the capital. "George was sitting in front and speaking Spanish with the driver, then turning around to translate for us. And the driver asked him where he'd learned to speak English!"
He also tried to impart his love of food on others, insisting that people try things they didn't like three times a year until they developed a taste for it. "I did," laughed Ms. Verch, now the orchestra's administrator. "But despite all of George's gargantuan efforts, I still don't like large snails and boiled parsnips."
George CRUM was born in Rhode Island, the son of George Sr., who worked in the insurance business, and Muriel, an unconventional housewife whom Ms. Verch described as a "grand dame." When her son was grown and travelling on tour, Mrs. CRUM had a habit of turning up in the strangest places. In Podunk, Iowa, he was startled to feel a tap on his shoulder as he walked amid applause to his spot in the orchestra pit. He turned to see his mother, who admonished him: "Georgie, did you wear your rubbers today? It's raining!"
Another time, he was checking into a Quebec City hotel when the desk clerk remarked, 'Oh, Mr. CRUM, your wife is already here and I've taken the liberty of giving you adjoining rooms." Mr. CRUM, who knew that his wife was most definitely not travelling with him, found the connecting door open, and there was his mother, acting as if her visit had been planned for ages.
The CRUM family moved to Toronto when George was 3. He showed an early aptitude for music, and at 12, began to seriously study piano and organ under Edmund COHU, organist and choirmaster of Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario After Trinity, he continued to study piano with instructor Mona BATES, making his Toronto debut at the age of 16. Soon, he was a regular recitalist on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
He studied musical orchestration under Barbara Pentland and late Ettore Mazzoleni, becoming so fascinated and inspired by opera and lieder music that he would later spend time in Europe working to further his knowledge. One of his hosts, a German music professor, spoke no English while Mr. CRUM spoke only rudimentary German at the time. They communicated in Latin, the only language they had in common.
When he was 22, Mr. CRUM made his professional debut as one of the conductors for the Royal Conservatory Opera, later known as the Canadian Opera Company. Besides conducting, he served as the first chorus master. During this period, he also spent two seasons in Guatemala as an assistant conductor of the National Opera of Central America.
In 1951, two things happened that would change his life: He married Patricia SNELL, a soprano with whom he later had two daughters, and he was approached by Celia FRANCA, the English-born founder of the National Ballet (obituary February 20, 2007). She asked whether he'd join the fledgling company as its music director and conductor and he agreed, setting in motion a professional relationship that would guide the troupe into the highest echelons of the dance world.
For a number of years, he juggled his opera and ballet careers, and even found time to guest conduct for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opera telecasts and opera and symphony performances across North America, Japan and Europe. Eventually, though, the heavy performance schedule took its toll: He gave up his commitment to the Conservatory Opera to devote himself to what was quickly becoming a tour de force in the world of international dance.
Over the years, he provided the orchestrations and arrangements for works in the ballet company's repertoire including Pas de Deux Romantique (1959-1960), Princess Aurora (1960-1961), One in Five (1961-1962), Melodie (1966-1967), Giselle (1969-1970), Les Sylphides (1973-1974) and Offenbach in the Underworld (1975-1976). But he still took on guest conducting jobs, including an appearance in Mexico for the inauguration of president Miguel de la Madrid and the official opening in 1969 of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, where an electrical glitch during the second night's performance of Romeo and Juliet caused a third of the orchestra to rise above the stage just as Ms. FRANCA, in the role of Lady Capulet, was commanding Lord Capulet to his knees.
Veronica Tennant, who was dancing the role of Juliet that night, described the scene for The Globe and Mail in 2004: "Gamely, [George] continued waving his baton, ascending until he and his nucleus of musicians were peering down at us aghast - as he said, "the only time I ever looked down on Celia FRANCA."
In 1972, Mr. CRUM received the Celia Award in recognition of his services to ballet in Canada. He officially retired from the ballet in 1984 but was named music director emeritus and appeared as guest conductor at 25th anniversary gala performances and in 1989 for Ms. Tennant's farewell performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
Even in retirement, Mr. CRUM didn't remain still. He bought a snooker parlour in Thornhill, Ontario, and became an avid clockmaker and wood carver, winning a contest for a carving of a toad - a gift for one of his daughters, who collected such amphibious paraphernalia.
"He was always creative and a mentor. He is one of the pioneers who created our company. He was on the bus all day, performing at night, going across the Prairies, travelling in freezing temperatures and in sweltering heat," Ms. Kain said. "In effect, we're standing on his shoulders."
George CRUM was born October 26, 1926, in Rhode Island. He died in Toronto on September 8, 2007, of cancer-related causes. He was 80. He leaves wife Patricia, daughters Jennie and Angie, and seven grandchildren.

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FRANCES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-17 published
BRYCE, Wilfred James
(Longtime Bell employee)
In his 76th year. November 14, 2007 at the Penetang General Hospital, Penetanguishene, Ontario. Peacefully and surrounded by his family after fighting his long illness with great optimism and greater courage. Will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Joye (née TACKABERRY) of 50 years. Lovingly remembered and admired by his children Valerie (Richard) PIEKARZ and Brenda (Brian) IRELAND, his grandchildren Nicholas BRYCE, Kayla FRANCES, Jerrad BRIAN, Lauren EMILY, his niece Carol DINEEN and his Aunt and Uncle Sammy and William TINER. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy (Leo) DINEEN and his parents Nelson and Keziah. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Wilf's Life to take place at Saint Paul's United Church, 308 King Street, Midland, Ontario on November 17, 2007. Visitation to take place at 10: 30 a.m. followed by service at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations to Saint Paul's United Church or The Royal Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit.

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FRANCES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-05 published
MATTHEWS, Harold Smithson
(World War 2 Veteran, Prince of Wales Rangers; British Army Officer 5th Battalion)
Peacefully in Peterborough, January 1, 2007. Beloved husband of Frances Mary (née BELLEGHEM.) Loving father of Cyndy and her husband Jan PACHL, David and his wife Jody, and Tim MATTHEWS. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Jordana, and Jamie FRANCES. Brother of Jack (wife Jane) and the late Gordon. Brother-in-law of Berta HAMILTON (late husband Bill,) and the late Jack and Betty-Jane BELLEGHEM. son of the late Gordon and Agnes (née EASTWOOD.) A family memorial service was held at Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Peterborough.

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FRANCESCO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
DE FRANCESCO, Michael J. (October 6th 1978-October 23rd 2005)
Son, another year has gone by and the nightmare continues. How much I miss the smile and presence of my gentle giant is beyond thought. I love you.

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FRANCEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
FRANCEY, Arthur Hoggan
It is with great sadness we announce that on Monday, August 20, 2007, Arthur passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born December 16, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland, Arthur was the second son of the late David and Elizabeth (HOGGAN) FRANCEY. He immigrated to Canada in 1947 and settled in Toronto, Ontario, before moving to Dartmouth to be close to his son and family. Arthur owned and operated his own business, Art Francey's Painting and Decorating, for more than 40 years before retiring. He loved choral music, gardening, the sea and ships (including his "beloved" wooden boats). He also coached both soccer and hockey during his years in Toronto. He was a member of numerous choirs and choral societies throughout the years, including, Saint James Cathedral, Toronto and most recently, All Saints Cathedral, Halifax. His passion for gardening was also given to his son and they spent many years competing, which finally ended in a combined garden at his son's house, which will forever be known as "Dad's Garden". Arthur is survived by his son, Fergus and wife, Lisa (Jardine); grandchildren, Alexander and Gregory; Lisa's mom, Doreene; brothers, Jim, Ed (Brenda); sisters, Ina (Martin), Veronica, Pauline (John); nephews, Gordon, Bruce, Randy, Jamie and Rodney; nieces, Denise, Gloria and Diane. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Frances (BALLANTYNE) sisters, Diana, Pearl and Evelyn. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 1: 30 p.m. Monday in The Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Tower Road, Halifax. Reception to follow in the church. Special thanks to the staff of Northwood Home Care, Victorian Order of Nurses and especially the doctors, nurses and staff of 3E, Dartmouth General Hospital, for their caring and compassion. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Arthur's memory to Victorian Order of Nurses, Halifax Chapter, 7001 Mumford Road, Tower 1, Suite 300, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4N9, Dartmouth All City Music Centre, 35 Major Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X 1A7 or a charity of one's choice are welcomed. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-13 published
FRANCIS, Margaret Irene
Many, many thanks to family and Friends for all the kindness and support, cards and phone calls, during the illness, and the passing of our Mother, Margaret Francis, on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. "Thank you's" go to Norm JACK of McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, for his care and understanding, to Pastor Peggy EVANS for her comforting words and to the Dundalk Lioness for preparing and serving lunch in our home. All was very much appreciated. To the staff on the first floor of the Dufferin Oaks Nursing Home, a very special "Thank You" for all the wonderful and loving care over the past two years, and especially the last six weeks. It will never be forgotten.
- Gord and Betty FRANCIS.
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-13 published
FRANCIS, Margaret (WOODFORD)
Entered into rest in Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Margaret FRANCIS in her 96th year. Margaret (WOODFORD) FRANCIS, beloved wife of the late Alec FRANCIS. Dear mother of Gordon (Betty) FRANCIS of Dundalk and Gloria ROCHE (Dave) of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of Jackie FRANCIS (Charlie) of Brantford, Jill (Lee) PERRY of Dundalk, Cindy CRAIG (Lorne) of Renfrew and Peter (Judy) ADCOCK of Seattle, Washington. Great-grandmother of Adam, Zack, Shelby, Mitchell and Erin. Survived by a sister Connie CUMMINGS of Ajax. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete services were held in the chapel on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Alzheimers Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation was on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.
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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
BOWDEN, Edna (née SHAW)
Of Lions head passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, December 30, 2006 in her 92nd year. Cherished mother of Elaine (Ivan) WHITE/WHYTE of Lions Head, Marian (Al) PROCTOR of Ajax, Lenn (Gloria) BOWDEN of Strathroy, Murray BOWDEN of Sarnia, Dianne (John) INNES of Brantford and Sharon (Peter) FRANCIS of St. Albert, Alberta. She will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Edna was predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Myrtle (PARSONS) and Charles SHAW, brother Norman SHAW and grand_son Robbie BOWDEN. The funeral service to celebrate Edna's life was held on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lions head at 3: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. The pallbearers were David PROCTOR, Sean FITZPATRICK, Sandy INNES, John HUEHN, Shantie SIVARAJAH and Murray MIELHAUSEN. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Condolences for the family may be left at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-06 published
FRANCIS, Marie (née TROUGHTON)
Passed away peacefully at Hanna Walker Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday, September 4th, 2007. The former Marie TROUGHTON was the beloved wife of the late Lorne FRANCIS (1971.) She was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Kate) TROUGHTON. Loving aunt of Frank and Norma SPARROW of Wasaga Beach and Harry and Dorothy TROUGHTON of Oakville. She will be fondly remembered by her great nieces and nephews: Jan RADBOURN (Rob,) Dave SPARROW (Arlene,) Brenda SULLY (Ross,) Arlene ATKINSON (Steve,) and Carol LA RUE (Paul) as well as by great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers: Wesley (Gertrude) and Howard (Luella) and a sister Irene SPARROW. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth on Friday, September 7th, 2007 for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service, which will be conducted in the chapel at 1 p.m. Pastor Howard RITTENHOUSE will officiate. Interment: Markdale Cemetery. As expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-20 published
Henry Nicholas " Nick" SHAWANDA
In loving memory of Henry Nicholas "Nick" SHAWANDA, 71 years, who returned to the Spirit World on Friday morning, June 15th, 2007.
Beloved husband of the late Marguerite (ESHKAWKOGAN) SHAWANDA, predeceased September 21, 1998. Loving father of Stephen, Mark (wife Debbie), Charles (friend Paula), Bruce (friend Ann Marie), Robert, David (friend Nina), Trevor (predeceased), Margaret (predeceased) and Jacinta. Cherished grandfather of Samantha, Jason, Jessica, Josh, Kristen, Travis, Scott (predeceased), Brandy, Jade, Daniel, Cory (predeceased), Cheryl, Trevor, Chris, Jarrod, Zach, Sara, Lorena, Theresa (predeceased), Troy, Cassie, Jordan and great grandfather of Sapphire (predeceased), D.J., Mackenzie, Devon and Joel. Godfather of Florence (Girlie) WALKER, Linda TOULOUSE, Debbie TOULOUSE, Janet ESQUIMAUX, Ruth PIRES (McGREGOR), Crystal McGREGOR, Trevor SHAWANDA and Corrina FRANCIS. Dear son of the late Jonas and Josephine (MIGWANABE) SHAWANDA, both predeceased. Loving brother of Dominic (predeceased,) Georgina, Katherine (husband Moses), Doris (husband Gilbert), Elizabeth (predeceased), David (predeceased), Ralph (predeceased) (wife Sylvia), Joan (husband Desmond), Lorraine (husband Albert), and Peter (predeceased). Dear son-in-law of Raymond and Gertrude ESHKAWKOGAN, both predeceased. Dear brother-in-law of Ken FRANCIS (wife Rita, predeceased,) Clement and Dorothy ESHKAWKOGAN, Ivan and Jeannette ESHKAWKOGAN, Joyce (husband Lawrence MADAHBEE,) Celina and Leonard WALKER, Alan (Darlene predeceased) ESHKAWKOGAN. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends. Rested at the Birch Island Community Centre. Funeral Mass was in Saint Gabriel Lalement Church, Birch Island on Monday, June 18th, 2007 at 11 am. Interment in the Birch Island Cemetery. Friends called after 2 pm, Saturday.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
DAVIS, Douglas Donald
In his 86th year, peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 8, 2007. Beloved husband of 58 years to his cherished wife Joyce (OSBORN.) Predeceased by his dear daughter Lynn (DOELLE.) Cherished father of Donna and Michelle. Adored by his four grand_sons, Matthew POPOWICH, Dave POPOWICH and Jen, Rob DOELLE and Paula, Rick DOELLE and Tessa, and new great-grandfather to little Griffin POPOWICH. Special grandpa to Luke and Jake DOELLE. Doug is dearly missed by his loving sister Dorothy WHELAN, brothers-in-law Ray OSBORN and Bill JOHNSTON, his nieces and nephews Dave and Nancy JOHNSTON, Linda and Bob FRANCIS, Gloria and Dave JACKSON, Sandy and John GROVER, Cindy, Sharon, Tommy, Bonnie and Peter and their families in Quebec. Dear friend of members of the London Pioneer Club and the "Northern" Electric (Nortel) where he was employed for 33 years. Doug will be remembered for his volunteer work with local charities. Doug served his country during World War 2, as a Cpl. with the Quebec Sherbrooke Fusiliers (1940-1945). A brave and dedicated soldier, a family man filled with never-ending love; a storyteller, an inventor…an incredible human being who gave us his whole heart. Friends and family will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London for visitation on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. with Rev. Michelle DOWN officiating. Reception to follow. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations gratefully accepted in memory of Doug, to the London Middlesex Community Care Access Centre.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
DAVIS, Douglas Donald
In his 86th year, peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 8, 2007. Beloved husband of 58 years to his cherished wife Joyce (OSBORN.) Predeceased by his dear daughter Lynn (DOELLE.) Cherished father of Donna and Michelle. Adored by his four grand_sons, Matthew POPOWICH, Dave POPOWICH and Jen, Rob DOELLE and Paula, Rick DOELLE and Tessa, and new great-grandfather to little Griffin POPOWICH. Special grandpa to Luke and Jake DOELLE. Doug is dearly missed by his loving sister Dorothy WHELAN, brothers-in-law Ray OSBORN and Bill JOHNSTON, his nieces and nephews Dave and Nancy JOHNSTON, Linda and Bob FRANCIS, Gloria and Dave JACKSON, Sandy and John GROVER, Cindy, Sharon, Tommy, Bonnie and Peter and their families in Quebec. Dear friend of members of the London Pioneer Club and the "Northern" Electric (Nortel) where he was employed for 33 years. Doug will be remembered for his volunteer work with local charities. Doug served his country during World War 2, as a Cpl. with the Quebec Sherbrooke Fusiliers (1940-1945). A brave and dedicated soldier, a family man filled with never-ending love; a storyteller, an inventor…an incredible human being who gave us his whole heart. Friends and family will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East, London. Visitation to be held on Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday January 12th from 2: 00-3:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 3: 00 p.m. with Rev. Michelle DOWN officiating. Reception to follow. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations gratefully accepted in memory of Doug, to the Community Care Access Centre London/ Middlesex.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-05 published
CORKING, Hildred E. (née FRANCIS)
At home on Sunday, June 3, 2007, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by husband William (Bill) and son Frank. Mother of Carolyn HOULDEN (Stephen) and Perry; grandmother of Michael HOULDEN (Jennifer) and Sarah VURMA (Jason.) Adoring great-grandma of Erik. Hildred will be fondly remembered by family and many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway), from 12 noon on Thursday, June 7, 2007 until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice or St. Olave's Anglican Church, 360 Windemere Ave., Toronto M6S 3L4.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
FLETCHER, John Palmer (February 20 1911-June 15 2007)
Peacefully, At his home on June 15, 2007, surrounded by his family. John was the son of the late Caroline Anne and Howard Allan George FLETCHER. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Jean. Trained as a physician at the University of Toronto, John graduated in 1936. In the early stages of his career John pursued a research career with Charles H. Best, co-discoverer of Insulin. When World War 2 began, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, where he served for five years with distinction, winning the Military Cross and the St. George Cross for his courage during t he Battle of Jelsi in 1943. On his return from Europe in 1945, John returned to medical research with a special interest in pediatric medicine. He felt ever more drawn to the practice of pediatric medicine and in the late 1940s left research to pursue this interest. The family moved to Ottawa in 1956, where, because of health problems, he became a corporate physician with Bell Canada. With his health restored and missing the experience of working with children, he returned to private practice in 1962. He retired in 1986 at the age of 75. He is survived by his three daughters: Mary, Susan and Frances; three sons in law, Robert HUDGINS, John FREEMAN and Edmund CLARK; eight grandchildren, John and Alan RAMUNAS, Delbert, Jean, Hugh and Caroline CLARK, and Lauren and Jessica HUDGINS; as well as five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 21, 2007, at the Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue at 2: 00 p.m. John's daughters would like to thank the Community Care Access Centre, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Comcare, especially Lois FRANCIS, Janet HINTON, and Mary Elizabeth GROULX, who cared for him in his final years. Doctor Julie JENNER of the Centretown Community Health Centre in Ottawa gave him the wise and compassionate care he had provided to his own patients. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-22 published
FLETCHER, John Palmer (February 20 1911-June 15 2007)
Peacefully, At his home on June 15, 2007, surrounded by his family. John was the son of the late Caroline Anne and Howard Allan George FLETCHER. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Jean. Trained as a physician at the University of Toronto, John graduated in 1936. In the early stages of his career John pursued a research career with Charles H. Best, co-discoverer of Insulin. When World War 2 began, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, where he served for five years with distinction, winning the Military Cross and the St. George Cross for his courage during the Battle of Jelsi in 1943. On his return from Europe in 1945, John returned to medical research with a special interest in pediatric medicine. He felt ever more drawn to the practice of pediatric medicine and in the late 1940s left research to pursue this interest. The family moved to Ottawa in 1956, where, because of health problems, he became a corporate physician with Bell Canada. With his health restored and missing the experience of working with children, he returned to private practice in 1962. He retired in 1986 at the age of 75. He is survived by his three daughters: Mary, Susan and Frances; three sons in law, Robert HUDGINS, John FREEMAN and Edmund CLARK; eight grandchildren, John and Alan RAMUNAS, Delbert, Jean, Hugh and Caroline CLARK, and Lauren and Jessica HUDGINS; as well as five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 21, 2007, at the Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue at 2: 00 p.m. John's daughters would like to thank the Community Care Access Centre, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Comcare, especially Lois FRANCIS, Janet HINTON, and Mary Elizabeth GROULX, who cared for him in his final years. Doctor Julie JENNER of the Centretown Community Health Centre in Ottawa gave him the wise and compassionate care he had provided to his own patients. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
FRANCIS, Captain Jefferson Clifford
On 04 July 2007, Captain Jefferson Clifford FRANCIS, 36, died while serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan when his armored vehicle was destroyed by a large land mine. He will be greatly missed by his wife Sylvie SECOURS, son Ry Logan SECOURS- FRANCIS (8 months;) mother Marion MURRAY, father Russ FRANCIS, sister Mica FRANCIS and brother-in-law Aaron MacDONALD; aunts Marilyn MURRAY and husband Mike WILLIAMS of Cambridge Narrows, New Brunswick Melanie MURRAY and sons Damian and Gabriel of Kelowna, British Columbia; great-aunts Pearl CHARMAN and Florence WAUGH of Wallace and Malagash, Nova Scotia; grandfather Herbert FRANCIS, aunt Peggy FRANCIS, uncles Butch, Rocky and David FRANCIS of Chilliwack, British Columbia and many cousins; mother and father-in-law Diane and Gaetan SECOURS and brother-in-law Marc and nephew Dakota of Ottawa. Jeff obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, a Masters of Arts in Canadian Studies, and was pursuing a PhD at Carleton University when he was drawn to the Army in 2001. He was a serious student of world and military history, pop culture, philosophy and art history. Jeff loved participating in sports and physical challenges, especially the Army Mountain Man Competition and martial arts, Jujitsu and Grappling. Jeff loved his wife, son and family preferring to spend vacations with them in the Maritimes. Jeff had many military and civilian Friends across Canada who will also miss him. His deep humanitarian beliefs inspired his commitment to provide the security needed to improve the lives of the people of Afghanistan. A trust fund in the name of Ry Logan Secours-Francis is being established with Scotiabank and contributions can be made at any Scotiabank Branch. Jeff was an Airborne Artillery Officer with 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based at Canadian Forces Base Shilo. A private funeral with family and close Friends is planned.

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
PANET, Charles Eric deLotbinière
(July 3, 1931-September 24, 2007)
son of deLotbinière Harewood PANET and Edith Burpee PANET (nee CARRUTHERS) passed away peacefully on Monday, September 24, 2007, surrounded by his family, after a short lung illness.
He is survived by his wife Andrea Rowley PANET, his daughters Deirdre Panet FRANCIS (Derrick) and Margot Panet WARD (Chris), by his grand_son Jack WARD, and step-grandchildren Alexandra and Aaron FRANCIS. Also his sister Elizabeth FAIRBAIRN (David,) nieces and nephew; Heather, John and Sarah, great-nieces and many cousins.
Charlie was a strong, and quiet man, always a gentleman. He was a fine athlete who made fitness a priority in his life. In his early years at Trinity College School, he was a gymnast and excelled in many sports. He enjoyed outdoor activities including boating, bicycling, roller-blading, tennis, skiing, and skating in his adult life. Like his father, he was an excellent artist. He loved music, good food and family gatherings.
Charlie followed in the footsteps of his father and family and joined the Canadian Army (Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery). Shortly after completion of officer training, he was posted to the 3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery serving in Petawawa, Korea, Debert (Nova Scotia). After his flying training, he was posted to Shilo, Manitoba and then Hemer, Germany.
Upon return from Germany, Charlie spent time in Edmonton and served on the Headquarters' staff of Western Command and the Canadian Contingent in Cyprus. He was selected to attend the Canadian Army Staff College in Kingston in 1965. Charlie was posted as Staff Officer, Pan American Games at Headquarters Training Command in Winnipeg. After a one year posting to Northern Army Group in Germany, he returned to Valcartier, Québec as 2nd in Command of 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. Charlie retired in 1979 from National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.
Charlie opened the Fish House in Kingston in 1980, which he enjoyed as his second career. Following his time as a fish monger, he wintered in Florida on his boat, and summered at Carruther's Point in Kingston. In 1995, he moved to Wolfe Island, where he very much enjoyed being part of the community.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family and many Friends.
The family will receive Friends at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street) Kingston, on Friday, September 28 from 7-9 p.m.. Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. A reception to follow for family and Friends at Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home.
Donations in Charlie's memory to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online Guestbook: www.reidfuneralhome.com 613-548-7973

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FRANCIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
Man acquitted in notorious shooting found slain
Former Toronto resident tried in Just Desserts case was deported to Jamaica in 2002
By Unnati GANDHI, Page A18
The man who was acquitted in the notorious Just Desserts shooting, but later deported, has been shot dead in Jamaica.
O'Neil GRANT was found with several gunshot wounds to his body late Monday night at a busy downtown bus terminal in west Kingston. Police say the 35-year-old was hunted down in the crowd.
"He was approached by a lone gunman on foot, who opened fire, hitting him," Leslie Green, Jamaica's assistant commissioner of police for serious and organized crime, told The Globe and Mail. "… From the investigation to date, the officers believe this may have been a reprisal, that he may have shot somebody locally some time ago."
Mr. GRANT was taken to Kingston Public Hospital shortly before midnight, where he was pronounced dead.
His death marks the final chapter of a life that, in the eyes of his family and Friends, has been hounded by tragedy and misfortune.
In April of 1994, Mr. GRANT was charged with manslaughter and robbery in the shooting death of Georgina (ViVi) LEIMONIS, who was having coffee with a friend at the Just Desserts café on Davenport Road.
After 5½ years in the Don Jail, he was acquitted of all charges by a jury in 1999.
Lawrence BROWN was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in Ms. LEIMONIS's death, and Gary FRANCIS received a 15-year sentence for manslaughter and robbery convictions.
But the publicity surrounding the shooting and Mr. GRANT's treatment in jail resounded for years afterward, and highlighted racial divisions in Toronto and concerns about immigration policy.
In a separate ruling handed down in November, 1998, Mr. Justice Brian TRAFFORD of Ontario Superior Court wrote that Mr. GRANT was unfairly treated during his time at the Don Jail, including the use of waist restraints connected to his handcuffs.
"The use of restraints… was the result, in part, of cultural insensitivity towards black people," he wrote.
And while Mr. GRANT had not been convicted of a crime since 1992, or been charged with any offences since his release from jail, the father of three was ultimately deported to his native Jamaica in 2002, from where he had come to Canada at the age of 11.
An immigration board said he had violated the terms of a stay of an earlier deportation order, one of which was failing to notify authorities of his change in address when he was being held at the Don Jail.
Heather McARTHUR, one of Mr. GRANT's lawyers, said she has kept in touch with Mr. GRANT's common-law wife, his mother and his siblings, all of whom still live in Canada. His two daughters, 7 and 18, and son, 14, learned of his death two days ago.
"They're devastated," Ms. McArthur said.
She said there is no way Mr. GRANT, who had been having a hard time adjusting to life in Jamaica where deportees are treated roughly, was involved in any criminal activity in the Caribbean country. She added he never should have been deported from Canada in the first place.
"He was an innocent man. He didn't do it. But still, he stayed in jail for over 5½ years… and despite that, they sent him down to a country where he knew nobody, he had no money, they just put him on a plane," she said. "And now, he's dead."

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