FREAMO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-24 published
PAGE, Doctor John, M.D., C.M., M.Sc. (Med,) (F.R.C.P.C,) F.A.C.P.
Peacefully with his family by his side at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site, on Monday September 17, 2007. Doctor John PAGE of Brockville, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the former Frances Pearl McGILL. Dear father of Tom PAGE and his wife Lynn of Bedford, Nova Scotia, Nancy GORDON and her husband Kevin, Jim PAGE and his wife Jackie and Jane PAGE and her fiancé Andrew BROWN all of Brockville. Loving grandfather of Max, Tess and Austin PAGE, Elizabeth FREAMO and her friend Rob and Lindsay FREAMO, and Jackson and John PAGE. Also survived by a great-grand_son Devon RUTHERFORD. Predeceased by his parents Rev. Arthur PAGE and his wife Eva GROGAN and a sister Ruth in infancy.
A private family service at John's request will be held at his residence. Interment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Garden's Maitland. In memoriams to the Charity of Your Choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Barclay Funeral Home 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent online at: www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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FREAMO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
KEILL, William Martin " Marty"
Korean Veteran Peacefully in Ottawa at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Home on October 18, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Patricia (Pat) KEILL. Loving father of Mark (Linda FREAMO) and grandfather of Connor. Predeceased by sister Isabel (Robert BROUSE.) Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, Ottawa on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 10 a.m. Condolences/ donations/tributes at: www.mcgarryfamily.com

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FREDERICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
POUPORE, Daphne H. (née OWEN)
Peacefully, at the Hospice at May Court in Ottawa, on Monday, August 27, 2007, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon A. POUPORE. Loving mother of David (Paula,) Tim (Sonia) and Bill. Devoted Grandma to Christian, Michael, Taylor and Rafael. Dear sister of Damaris BURCHETT (Peter) of North Saanich, British Columbia and the late Dilys FREDERICK (Fred) of Montreal and Ottawa. Daphne will also be fondly remembered by nephews John FREDERICK (Pamela), Ian BURCHETT (Andre), and Andrew BURCHETT, and by Tom DICKSON/DIXON, husband of her niece, the late Ann DICKSON/DIXON. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Jennifer Thomson, Karen Mohammed and the staff and volunteers of The Hospice at May Court. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road) in Ottawa, on Wednesday, September 5th from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, September 6th from 9 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service, in the Chapel at 10: 00 a.m. In memoriam donations to The Hospice at May Court would be appreciated. Condolences/donations/tributes at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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FREDERICK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
HICKMAN, Maude Mary
It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of our darling Mum and Nana at Castleview-Wychwood Towers on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at age 89. Predeceased by her beloved husband Sennen and eldest son Dan. She will be forever missed by her sons, daughter, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren: Rudy and Ann; Clary and Rilla; Alan and Pat; Marietta and A.J.; Judith; Karen and Melody; John, Maria and Grace; Marika, Rick, Micaela Maude, Arik and Caiden; Michelle, Adam, Stewart and Alyssa. Mum will be lovingly remembered by all her nieces, nephews, relatives and Friends in Canada, United Kingdom India, Australia and other parts of the world. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially Hazel FREDERICK who was her close companion and caregiver for many years. Maude was born in Kolar Gold fields, India. She loved to cook and showed her love for all of us through her cooking. She was a talented seamstress, and she loved to travel with her beloved partner of 62 years, making many Friends around the world. Most of all she was passionate, loving and caring about her family. Maude sacrificed to give her children the very best she could and did just that. Rest in peace darling Mum/Nana - you are forever in our hearts. Our grateful thanks to Laurie BARKER at Community Care Access Centre, Hazel FREDERICK, Remy NAVIDAD, Lethi QUIBRANT and all the 6th floor east staff at Castleview-Wychwood Towers for their unfailing support and compassionate love and care. Our thanks to Doctor Gwen JANSZ and Jennifer for the wonderful care they extended to Mum. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 10: 30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Basil's Church, 50 Saint_Joseph Street, Toronto at 12: 30 p.m. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 2700 Kingston Road, Scarborough. A small reception at the funeral home following interment. If desired, remembrances to the charity of your choice. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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FREDRICKSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-31 published
FREDRICKSON, Herbert Kenneth, P.Eng.
Passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2007, after a long but spirited battle with cancer. Herb, with his sense of humour, fairness and determination, leaves a great void in the lives of his wife Sharon, brother Ivan (Edie), children Kurt (Heather predeceased), Carl (Gail), Karen (predeceased), Eric (Cathy), Lara, stepchildren Susan (Jamie), Andrew (Ingrid), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. Herb was born in Winnipegosis, Manitoba, a small fishing community, on January 26, 1928. A proud graduate of Queen's University, he worked his way around the world as a respected mining engineer with stops in New Caledonia, Nicaragua and Ireland and across Canada in four provinces and two territories, before finally settling happily in Owen Sound. Herb loved his family and Friends and lived life to the fullest. A memorial service will be held at Kemble United Church on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services 519-371-8507.

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FREDRICKSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
FREDRICKSON, Herbert Kenneth, P.Eng.
Passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2007, after a long but spirited battle with cancer. Herb, with his sense of humour, fairness and determination, leaves a great void in the lives of his wife Sharon, brother Ivan (Edie), children Kurt (Heather predeceased), Carl (Gail), Karen (predeceased), Eric (Cathy), Lara, stepchildren Susan (Jamie), Andrew (Ingrid), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. Herb was born in Winnipegosis, Manitoba, a small fishing community, on January 26, 1928. A proud graduate of Queen's University, he worked his way around the world as a respected mining engineer with stops in New Caledonia, Nicaragua and Ireland and across Canada in four provinces and two territories, before finally settling happily in Owen Sound. Herb loved his family and Friends and lived life to the fullest. A funeral service will be held at Kemble United Church (details to follow). In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation.

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FREEBORN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
MERRIFIELD, Harold Charles
Harold MERRIFIELD of Meaford passed away peacefully at the Meaford Hospital on Tuesday December 18, 2007 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Muriel (née CRAMP) of Meaford and much loved ‘Dad' of Frances and her husband Alan GORDON, Cathy and her husband Laverne ROGERS, and Ron MERRIFIELD and his wife Betty all of Meaford. Sadly missed ‘Poppa' of Danielle GORDON and B.J. GORDON and her fiancé Brian, Connie ROGERS and Ian ROGERS and his friend Amanda, and Candace MERRIFIELD and Drew MERRIFIELD. Dear brother of George MERRIFIELD (late Ruth) and Leona (late Jack) FREEBORN both of Meaford and predeceased by a brother Stewart MERRIFIELD and sister Lena (late Walter) ROLT. Fondly remembered brother-in-law of Florence MERRIFIELD of Meaford, Bill HOUSE (late Amy) of Harriston, and Roy CRAMP and his wife Audrey of Nepean and special uncle to many nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services, entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford, will be conducted on Thursday, December 20 at 1: 30 p.m. at Meaford United Church with a private family service of committal and interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Harold's family will receive Friends in the fellowship hall of the church following the interment service. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford United Church or Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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FREED o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-03 published
A knock, and then a shot
A quiet afternoon preparing to entertain shattered by a visitor on New Year's Day
By Dale Anne FREED, Staff Reporter with files from Thulasi SRIKANTHAN and Betsy POWELL
It was New Year's Day. And the fragrant smells of cow-heel soup, kingfish and chicken wafted through the house when Arden-Ray SPRINGER heard the knock at the front door.
"Answer the door, Jean," he called up from the basement. He thought guests were arriving early for a family party.
Instead, he heard a man's voice. "Is Anton here?"
"No, he's got his own place now," he heard his wife say.
"Is Anwele here?"
Jean called her son. It was the last time he heard her voice.
Then he heard a bang.
"That's a gunshot," he thought. "What's a gunshot doing in my house?"
Arden-Ray ran upstairs, just as a young man was leaving. He turned to the foyer and saw his wife lying near the kitchen, a gunshot wound to her temple.
"She's lying in a pool of blood. She never saw it coming, that's the saving grace. There was no frozen fear on her face."
Then the oldest son, Anwele-Ray, 32, came running down the stairs. He had recognized the voice at the door. It was a friend of his 28-year-old brother, his father said.
"I opened the door. There he was, he was pointing a gun at me. I pushed Anwele to the left and I fell to the right," he said.
"It was a handgun."
The man put his gun away as neighbours started to gather outside the house on Snowball Cres., near Markham Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E.
"Get a licence plate," the father yelled out as he ran to tend to his 60-year-old wife.
"She looked so peaceful like she was sleeping," he said. "The blood is so bright red.
"I'm screaming. I know she's dead," he said.
"Anton isn't there, so he shot Jean."
His son got a partial licence plate and so did the neighbours. But with all the support he got that terrible afternoon, Arden-Ray, 59, couldn't thank one homicide detective enough.
"Dan SHEPPARD did an excellent job. And he got massive cooperation from the community," said a grateful Springer.
"I'd like to reiterate there is no drug activity and no gangs involved in this killing," said Det. SHEPPARD.
At a news conference at police headquarters yesterday, homicide Det. Gary GRINTON said, "It's shocking when you have what I believe is a truly innocent woman who was… just going about her business, was not in an area that would be known for violence.
"She was in her home, that's where we're all supposed to be safe."
But he wouldn't comment on whether the accused was, in the parlance of police, an "emotionally disturbed person."
But a source said police are investigating whether the man had a history of mental illness.
Altaf IBRAHIM, 26, was arrested at his home near Scarborough Golf Club Rd. and Brimorton Doctor at 2 a.m. yesterday and charged with first-degree murder.
He lived alone in a house divided into apartments.
A dishevelled and bearded IBRAHIM appeared in a Scarborough courthouse yesterday, wearing an orange jumpsuit. Three of his male relatives watched anxiously from the back row as two police officers escorted IBRAHIM in handcuffs into the courtroom, which was packed with media.
His next court appearance is scheduled for next Tuesday.
Last night in his house, Arden-Ray SPRINGER was still trying to cope with his loss. Police had finally let him cross the yellow police tape to get some clothes before he went to a memorial service at the Malvern Methodist Church, the same church where Jean was an elder and a prayer co-ordinator.
At the memorial service, hundreds of teary-eyed mourners remembered Jean SPRINGER, who had taken part in the women's ministry and had regularly led prayer time.
"Today we mourn her loss, but our faith calls on us to forgive others and God has in Christ forgiven us," said Marlon MITCHELL, a youth pastor for the church.
Jean, who worked freelance in the accounting field, devoted her life to Malvern Methodist, a church her husband had even helped paint in his off-hours while his wife tended to church matters, said Arden-Ray, a management marketing consultant.
A funeral is expected to be held Saturday at Malvern Methodist Church.
They had been sweethearts since the mid-1960s when they were in their teens.
Both were from Trinidad. He met his future wife on a Caribbean cruise ship.
She'd just graduated from teacher's college. And SPRINGER's mother was a stewardess on the ship and his aunt knew Jean's family.
So they arranged for the two to meet.
SPRINGER became the unofficial tour guide for the group of prim young ladies on vacation.
"Jean and I connected. It was love before first sight. It was spiritual," he said.
After the two moved to Canada and got married more than three decades ago, she taught part-time at grade school and studied accounting at the University of Toronto.
She eventually moved into accounting, he said.
The holidays have all seemed to blur together for Arden-Ray. New Year's Day was his wife's turn to host more than 20 members of the family at the Scarborough home where they have lived for about 28 years.
The couple had spent Christmas and Boxing Day with her two sisters Willie and Carol. And New Year's was reserved for Jean. It was tradition.
Last night, as he looked back on that day, he wished he had never asked her to open that door -- but he bore no malice
"We're devastated, not angry. We do not want revenge, just justice," her husband said.
"She was known as Auntie Jean to everybody," he said.
"She was one of the most beautiful people in the world."

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FREEDBERG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-04 published
HUNNISETT, Joan Dorothy
Peacefully at York Central Hospital on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 at the age of 87, surrounded by her family. Loving and devoted wife of William HUNNISETT. Beloved sister of Ruth DOLMAN. Precious mother of Bill, Joan FREEDBERG and Ruth WADE. Dearly loved mother-in-law of Ed FREEDBERG and Loie URQUHART. Dearest grandmother of Lucas WADE and Wesley HUNNISETT. A funeral service will be held at Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Road, Toronto, M2P 1H3, 416-225-6611, Friday, July 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the Church beginning at 10: 00 a.m. A private family interment will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Daily Food Bank, a favourite charity of hers, would be appreciated. Condolences
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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
FREEDMAN, Rita
On Sunday, January 7, 2007, in her 92nd year. Rita will be missed by her devoted husband of almost 25 years, Josef TAMARI, her loving daughter Rose WEINBERG, grandchildren Eve and Michael and dear great-grandchildren Alexandra and Daniel. A Holocaust survivor who emigrated after the liberation, Rita married another survivor, Harry FREEDMAN, and spent many years searching for a niece in Lithuania whom she believed to have survived. She and Harry brought Rose to Canada and legally adopted her in 1958, at 17. Rita was a consummate homemaker, loving and devoted mother and bubby, and a fantastic cook. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Lithuanian Farband Society section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva at 135 Antibes Drive, Suite 1204, Entry Code 5882. If desired, memorial donations to the Rita Freedman Memorial Fund c/o The Baycrest Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
SHATZ, Jack
On Monday, July 16, 2007 at York Central Hospital. Jack SHATZ, beloved husband of the late Alice SHATZ. Loving father and father-in-law of Stacie and Stan KATCHEN, Eddie and Cheri, and Michael and Traci. Dear brother of Shirley GRAYMAN and the late Harry and Barney SHATZ. Devoted grandfather of Josh and Elizabeth KATCHEN, Devra and Jordan FREEDMAN, Samantha, Jessica, Kylie, and Jake, and great-grandfather of Joseph and Ari. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, July 18th at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Emeth Section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 110 Rosedale Heights Drive in Thornhill from 1: 00 p.m. daily. Memorial donations may be made to Toronto Hadassah Women's International Zionist Organization at 416-630-8373.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
FREEDMAN, Ida Sue (née ICHELSON)
On Friday, September 7, 2007 at Leisure World. A graveside service will be held at Beth Tzedec Memorial Park on Sunday, September 9th at 12: 00 p.m. Shiva private. Memorial donations may be made to the Sick Kids Foundation (416) 813-6166.

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FREEDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
FREEDMAN, Bernard " Bernie"
September 14, 2007 died peacefully at his home surrounded by loving and caring Friends. Bernie was one of a kind. He celebrated living with gusto. Never shy to opine on all matters of life. A better friend could not be found; we all loved his honesty, care, humour and bluntness. A brilliant graphic artist who for many years who headed the Art Department at Canadian Tire. He designed their now famous logo. A celebration of Bernie's life will be held at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto, on Wednesday, September 19 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Princess Margaret Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, M5G 2M9 would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-12 published
SERVICE, Wilma (née KLAGES)
Of Chesley, passed away Parkview Manor, Chesley on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl SERVICE. Loving sister of Gordon KLAGES and his wife Grace of R.R.#1 Desboro and sister-in-law to Don FREEMAN of Lynwood. Wilma will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Leila KLAGES and Dorothea FREEMAN as well as her parents, August and Caroline (JANK) KLAGES. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Parkview Manor Resident's Council or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-03 published in memoriam
LOVE
In loving memory of our beloved daughter Kathy LOVE and our dear Grandson Brody LOVE who left us so tragically on January 7, 2006.
We little knew that morning
That God was going to call your names,
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you two,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Forever in our hearts, sadly missed by Mom and Dad, Grandpa and Grandma FREEMAN and all their families.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
PARKINS, Dorothy Inata
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in her 73th year. Beloved wife of the late George Ewin "Ted" PARKINS and loved mother of Perry and his wife Sandra, Marty and his wife Michelle, Steven and Jeff and his wife Suzanne and Brad PARKINS. Much loved grandmother of Kelsey, Katie, Maggie, Craig, Aaron, Hollice, Madison, Hunter, Aleisha and Kara. Dear sister of Elinor MEEK of Willowdale and Marjorie and her husband Jim TRUMAN of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 4 brothers Ralph, Cameron, Calvin and Raymond and by a sister Ruth FREEMAN. Dear sister-in-law of Orva and her husband John 'Jock" BOGART of Shedden and Dorothy PARKINS of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Dorothy worked at the C.I.B.C., Hayes Dana and after retirement she worked for Tim Horton's. She was a member of the Elgin Labour Centre where she volunteered, an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41, and was a 10 year member of the Rehoboth Support Centre. She also actively visited shut-ins. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Rehoboth Support Home, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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FREEMAN 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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FREEMAN 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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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
ANDREW, James William, L.L.B.
Jim, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on June 25, 2007, peacefully, at home in Nova Scotia, surrounded by family. He is survived by wife and best friend, Carol Anne; children, Donna, Christine, and Graham; stepchildren, Stephen and Anna, plus many beloved grandchildren, and loving sister, Margaret (Brian) FREEMAN. He was predeceased by sister, Joyce (John) MERCER, and will be remembered by several nieces and nephews. Jim was a long-time friend of Bill W. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, on Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-22 published
FREEMAN, John Craig " Freebie"
(York Regional Police Detective)
After valiantly facing the challenges of a rare and complex disease, Craig, of Toronto and formerly of the Mt. Albert area, passed away peacefully, at 55 years of age, at Toronto General Hospital on Sunday, August 19, 2007. Beloved husband of Doctor Carol ROLHEISER. Dear son of the late Anneliese and the late Doctor John FREEMAN. Dear brother of Mark (Judy) FREEMAN. Dear son-in-law of Marge and the late Con ROLHEISER. Dear brother-in-law of late Doug (Suzanne) ROLHEISER, Dianne (Craig) GREEN, Roy (Barb) ROLHEISER, Lynda (Jim) PHELAN, Norm (Jan) ROLHEISER, and Terry (Tammy) ROLHEISER. Lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Freebie was a unique man who touched the lives of many people. Friends may call at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford (1-800-209-4803) for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held on Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. under the auspices of Rowland Lodge No. 646 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Albert. Funeral service will be held at the Mt. Albert United Church, 41 Alice Street, Mt. Albert on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Donations to Doctor Suzanne Trudel at Princess Margaret Hospital to further research on POEMS Syndrome and related disorders would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-28 published
BARCLAY, Susan E. (née BARCLAY)
(February 3, 1950-August 19, 2007)
Sue left us quickly and peacefully in Ashland, Wisconsin on the way back home from our annual camping adventure in North Western Ontario. Her day was complete and happy, filled with the joys she delighted in - chats and shared stories with other campers, a walk by the lake with her treasured little dog Tico, time for writing postcards to Friends and family, a magnificent sunset over Lake Superior and a perfect campfire and glass of wine under the stars with her loving companion and friend Valerie (Millar) FREEMAN. Sue shared her unwavering love of life and nature with everyone she met. She was kind and generous beyond any bounds and had a genuine love for the happiness and well being of others. She was a devoted and loving daughter to her father Alec BARCLAY and her mother Eileen (predeceased). She will be fondly remembered by her brother Bill (Davoud), the MacLaurin relatives, the Millar family, and her many cherished Friends, neighbours, colleagues and former students. Sue graduated from the University of Guelph and Toronto Teachers College and for 31 years fulfilled her passion for teaching with the Toronto District School Board. She retired in 2004 with wonderful memories of the incredible students and staff she met during her career. In accordance with Sue's wishes, a private internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sue's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Sue would not want tears or sadness; rather we cherish and appreciate each moment with those we meet. Susan, thank you for sharing your life with us.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
FREEMAN- ATTWOOD, Carol (née RENISON)
Peacefully at North York General Hospital on Tuesday, September 25, 2007. Beloved wife of Edward C. FREEMAN- ATTWOOD. Loving mother of Russell and Nicola HAZARD. Nancy and Andrew TRIMBLE, and Samantha and Bruce BURKA. Daughter of the late George E. RENISON and Nancy E. RENISON (STIRRETT.) Granddaughter of the Right Reverend Robert John RENISON and Elizabeth RENISON and niece of Joan RENISON. Sister of Katharine RENISON (Charles KOSA) and Michael RENISON (Judy ARNOLD.) Much loved by her grand_son Simon TRIMBLE and her niece Sarah KOSA and nephews James KOSA (Cindy KOSA,) Patrick KOSA and Noah RENISON. Cousin of Bob and Eleanor RENISON.
Carol, born in Toronto, graduated from Havergal College and Trinity College. She had a successful career as a biographer and writer in Toronto and Vancouver. She was an artist in every sense of the word.
Private burial. Service of remembrance and celebration will be held on Friday, September 29, 2007 at 2 p.m. at The Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E., Toronto.
In Carol's memory, donations to North York General Hospital - Freeman Palliative Care Center would be appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
WRIGHT, Sheila (née SHIELS) (September 15 1921-September 26 2007)
'Hitch your wagon to a star' Peacefully, with her four daughters by her side, at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre at the age of 86. Dearest mother of Anne WRIGHT- HOWARD (Mark STAROWICZ), Kathleen FREEMAN (Dennis), Hillary WRIGHT (Tita TREVISAN), and Elizabeth MUNSON (Neil). Loving Granny to Caitlin and Madeleine STAROWICZ, Matthew, Allison and Julia FREEMAN, Nicolas TREVISAN, and Lara MUNSON. Dearly missed by devoted caregiver and friend Amy OSICOS. Predeceased by beloved sister Annie SHIELS and brothers Andrew and Edward. Lovingly remembered by her large family in England and Ireland, especially her brothers Humphrey and Patrick SHIELDS (Brigid), sisters Brigid (Derrick LOCKE), Eileen, Chrissie (John PATER,) and dear cousin Sheila (Barney MAILEY.) Sheila was born at the family home of Ballyhernan in Donegal, Ireland. She married William WRIGHT in Salisbury, England in 1947. They immigrated to Toronto with four young daughters in 1956. Sheila was a successful real estate agent in Toronto's west end for over twenty years. She will be remembered for her strength, quick wit, and deep love of family. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations to Saint_Joseph's Health Care Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
DE JOURDAN, Margaret Bunel (formerly EDWARDS) "Peggy," "Jelly"
Mother, wife, author, teacher, optimist ~ March 1st, 1918-September 29, 2007 Peacefully, in hospital and surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. Celebrated children's author, long-standing member of the Canadian Authors' Association and Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire The heart of the Edwards family. A profound loss for husband Alan DE JOURDAN. Loved beyond words by her children: Edmond, Jane, Campbell, Marnie, Wallace and Caitlin and an inspiration to their loved ones: Darlene DUDAR, Bob GARDINER, Kate FREEMAN and Jodi HOAR (and her children, Aedan, Melisa and Mitchell.) Beloved Gram to David EDWARDS and Elizabeth SLEEN. She took great joy in her great-grandchildren, Margaret Harriet and Stella-Charles FISHER and George and Gordon SLEEN. Survived by cousins Edith JULIEN and Ron KEALEY (Fran.) Sadly missed by Bill and Louise and Chris and Theresa DE JOURDAN and Tina and Rob GARDINER (Jordan, Casidhe). Pre-deceased by sister Isobel O'CONNELL, ex-husband James EDWARDS and son-in-law Charles FISHER. Cherished friend to many, especially Kay McColgan, Inez Sunderland, Phyllis and Lloyd Ivany, Nessie Brisco, James Coates and to everyone who attended her legendary dinners. Special thanks to Doctor GAUTHIER, Dr. PRUDHOMME, and the palliative care team at the Civic Hospital. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Mackay United Church, Ottawa, on Thursday 11 a.m. Donations to Mackay United Church would be appreciated. Condolences/donations at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
Detective with a steel-trap memory excelled at undercover surveillance
He did everything from wire tapping to following vehicles, even though weaving in and out of traffic while remaining undetected by a suspect is not for everyone
By Alwynne GWILT, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
John (Freebie) FREEMAN was a York Regional detective in Ontario who never gave up a case until all the parts of the puzzle were perfectly in place. For much of his career, he was a surveillance expert with a steel-trap memory who knew the name, address and activities of every bad guy in his bailiwick.
The son of a dentist father and a homemaker mother, he grew up in a two-storey brick home on Chine Drive in Scarborough, now part of Toronto. As a boy, he was surrounded by a large extended family. In 1964, his father and uncle bought an outdoor skating rink that they called Little Switzerland; it was the job of the family men to keep it up, packing snow down and flooding it on cold winter nights. He spent a couple of winters with his cousin, Greg, working at the rink, before both families decided to go rural and move to the village of Zephyr, just north of Uxbridge, Ontario, where home became about 80 hectares of blissful farmland. Along with his cousins, he bused 15 kilometres every day to attend secondary school in Uxbridge.
But country life was not for him. As soon as he turned 19, he joined the Toronto Metro Police. For a young man who loved almost any kind of motor vehicle, the highlight of joining so young was to be assigned the use of a Harley Davidson police motorcycle. They were fast times: From his motor bikes to his new job and a marriage at 21 to Ellen Dianne HENDERSON, Mr. FREEMAN left city life nearly as quickly as he entered it. After only four years in Toronto, he moved north to York Regional Police, where he would spend the rest of his career. In 1975, he began work as a uniformed officer in Newmarket, Ontario
Five years later, he was selected to be part of York Region's first surveillance unit. He had a near-photographic memory that was perfect for the job, and there was rarely a criminal whose name, address and activities he did not know by heart or could not recount easily to colleagues. Friends considered him a walking computer and liked to ask random questions simply to see whether he knew the answer.
As part of the Special Sections Unit, his work entailed everything from wire tapping to following vehicles. It was his love of driving that really cut him out as the person to tail cars. Weaving in and out of traffic while remaining undetected by the suspect is not a job for every police officer, but it was a skill that Mr. FREEMAN mastered, according to York Regional Police Chief Armand LA BARGE.
"If you're careless, you'd never survive," Mr. LA BARGE said. "But he had abilities beyond the norm, and there was a passion in Craig."
But Mr. FREEMAN possessed more than just memory skills and excelled at connecting with people through his quiet wit and friendly manner. Known as Freebie, he possessed a relaxed demeanour that came in handy when a situation needed to be defused. Answering a complaint about a noisy bar in nearby Vaughan, he convinced the owner that, rather than trying to lower the decibels, maybe the party should be fully shut down. Where most police officers would get an angry response, Mr. FREEMAN found respect.
Colleagues said you could also never tell whether he was serious or joking. Wes BONNER, his former partner, liked to recount the story of a female officer from outside the district who arrived dressed in a leather outfit.
"I just love a woman when she dresses in leather," remarked Mr. FREEMAN.
"What do you mean by that?" she asked.
"Well, you smell like a new car."
During the early years in surveillance, Mr. FREEMAN became especially close to his team, since the unit's six or seven members worked the same hours. They spent off-time together, sometimes becoming close enough to share Christmas holidays or vacation trips. It wasn't easy work and could be dangerous, investigating organized crime, auto theft and motorcycle gangs. After only a couple of years, Mr. FREEMAN was promoted to detective and took over running his team.
Everyone in the unit knew they had to pull their weight to meet his expectations. Mr. FREEMAN saw hard work as simply keeping up the standards he felt every officer should share - in the work, the uniform or even the vehicle they drove. As detective, most of his work should have been focused behind the desk or in administrative duties, but he could often be seen hopping in a car with colleagues and chasing after criminals.
During this time, he separated from and then divorced his wife. Later, he met Daneen RAE, a fellow police officer. The two became close and moved in together. In the mid-1980s, Ms. RAE was diagnosed with leukemia and given just three months to live. He stuck with her and she fought on for more than three years before dying in 1988. Not long afterward, Mr. FREEMAN transferred out of the special sections unit.
In April of 1994, he unexpectedly experienced a change in his social life that would set the course for years to come. At 42, he met the love of his life on a blind date set up by one of her Friends. Craig FREEMAN and Doctor Carol ROLHEISER made an unusual couple: She was an associated dean at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, while he was deep in the subculture of law enforcement.
In 1997, they married. But while honeymooning in San Francisco, Mr. FREEMAN began having problems with pain in his feet. When he returned to work, he began a quest to find out what on earth was troubling him. Over the next couple of years, he tried to figure out the cause, but he and his doctors remained puzzled. When he was finally hospitalized because of a blood clot, doctors suggested amputating his legs. That struck him as a ridiculous notion.
Dr. ROLHEISER called in some favours through her university network and the couple found a doctor who finally solved the mystery. Three years in, Mr. FREEMAN found out he was suffering from POEMS syndrome, a very rare blood disorder with no real explanation that doctors believe may involve an overgrowth of bone-marrow cells. Its unusual acronym is made up from elements of its most common symptoms: Polyneuropathy (peripheral nerve damage); organomegaly (abnormal enlargement of organs); endocrinopathy (damage to hormone-producing glands)/Edema; M protein (an abnormal antibody); and skin abnormalities.
In the end, doctors had to amputate one leg below the knee. For the next seven years, Mr. FREEMAN maintained a positive attitude and acquired all the gadgets necessary to outfit a van in a way that would allow him to motor on. Although he technically semi-retired in 1999, he remained a member of the police force and delighted in finding his Friends gifts on the Internet. Sometimes, colleagues would open the door to discover a new kitchen gadget or even, since he was the "world's biggest Jimmy Buffet fan," the latest margarita machine.
This year, with his health deteriorating, Mr. FREEMAN drove himself to his official retirement ceremony, but fell very ill in August. In hospital, he charmed the staff with his attitude. Even in his last days, his humour was not to be messed with.
"Do you know you are in Toronto General Hospital?" asked Doctor ROLHEISER, testing his cognition.
"Well, I'm not in Kansas City," he replied.
John Craig FREEMAN was born in Toronto on July 6, 1952. He died at Toronto General Hospital on August 19, 2007. He was 55. He is survived by his wife, Carol ROLHEISER, and his brother, Mark FREEMAN. He also leaves many others in his extended family.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
FRANKEL, Nathan
Peacefully, on Sunday, October 21, 2007 in his 78th year at Princess Margaret Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Millie GOTLIB. Loving father and father-in-law of Wendy and Joel LEHRER, and Heidi FRANKEL. Special grandpa of Erin. Dear brother of Faye LEVEY, Tamar FREEMAN, and the late Mynne GARR, and Reuben and Issie FRANKEL. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Tuesday, October 23rd at 2: 30 p.m. Shiva at 260 Heath St. W., #1102 from 11: 00 a.m. daily.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-28 published
NORCUTT, Carol Ann (née BLACK)
B.A. University of Western Ontario, English
Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at the age of 60, after a brave but painful fight with cancer. Carol Ann (née BLACK) beloved wife, best friend and confidant for 29 years of Graham NORCUTT of Castleton. Loving mother of Teddy. Dear sister of Barry BLACK and his wife Ila and Paul and his wife Lynne. Cousin of Jane FREEMAN, Jimmy and Lloyd (Skipper) BLACK. Predeceased by her parents William and Pat BLACK. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Mary's Church, Grafton, on Monday, December 3 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Castleton Cemetery. Friends may call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home 11 King Street, West, Colborne, on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations by cheque to Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore or charity of your choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-30 published
KELLY, Jewel Theresa (née ELLEMENT)
Passed away after a sudden illness in Toronto on November 27, 2007, at age 77, surrounded by family and her special friend Bev Smart FITCH. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Debbie, sons David and Daniel and daughter-in-law Susan. She was predeceased by her youngest daughter, Colleen. Proud and loving grandmother to Stephen FREITAG, Angela KELLY, Christina WHITE/WHYTE, Jennifer WHITE/WHYTE, and Kendra KELLY. Youngest sister of Nadine and Jacqueline, who both predeceased her. She was born in Hornepayne, Ontario to John and Mary (née FREEMAN) ELLEMENT, and subsequent to her own mother's death at age 3, she and her sisters were cared for by Aunt Melda SWAN in Ottawa. She attended Maxwell P.S. and Nepean H.S. Her caring nature led her to aspire to be a physiotherapist, however circumstances did not allow for that dream to be pursued at that time. She returned to a railway town in Northern Ontario as a bride of Howard, where her four children were born. The children spent their early years in Capreol, where she was a tireless volunteer in her adopted church and community. At age 37, she returned to Ottawa, to be closer to her sisters, with her 4 children, and embarked on a new career as a single mother, learned a new profession and resumed her work in the community. She had a long career with Royal Insurance, where in the latter years, both in Ottawa, and after a promotion to head office in Toronto, she was a compassionate advocate for head and spinal cord injury victims ensuring they received equitable treatment and rehabilitation. Jewel was a committed proponent of the introduction of the graduated drivers licensing in Ontario, to reduce grievous injury and tragic mortality amongst the young. Jewel campaigned passionately, for many decades, for availability of reasonable housing for the working poor and single parent families by volunteering with both the Ontario and Ottawa Housing Authorities. She served on the Social Planning Council for many years, and contributed her skills with many other support groups, and election campaigns. She was an avid fan of traveling and the outdoors, a skilled photographer and pianist, a wonderful cook and an amazing baker, an expert seamstress, a patient practitioner of the art and skill of knitting and crocheting, and an accomplished green thumb. The family will receive Friends at the Tubman Funeral Home, 403 Richmond Rd, (at Roosevelt), Ottawa, 613-722-6559, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, December 3. Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday December 4 at 11: 00 a.m. with internment at Capital Memorial Gardens, following the service. Reception to follow. The family and Friends are grateful to the compassionate and skilful staff at Scarborough Grace Hospital, especially the gentle and empathetic nurses and doctors of the Intensive Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made as an expression of sympathy to the Scarborough Grace Hospital, 3050 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, M1P 2J5. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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FREEMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-17 published
WHITELEY, Herbert Bellhouse
Passed away in his 97th year on December 13, 2007 supported by gentle hands at Providence Healthcare. Predeceased by his beloved wife Doris (née WELSH) and sister Muriel WHITELEY of Kitchener, Ontario. Much loved, he will be greatly missed by his sons Bill WHITELEY and wife Sheila of Toronto and John WHITELEY and wife Marilyn of Kingston (lately of Winnipeg). Herb will also be missed by grandchildren Kristen WHITELEY and partner Mike FREEMAN of Toronto and Adrienne TSCHERNIAK and husband Axel and children Robert and Isobel of Berlin, Germany.
Herb was generous in the love and support he extended towards his family, church and community, always willing to reach out to help and to encourage. In addition to his immediate and extended family in Canada and the U.S., Herb also maintained a warm, lifelong relationship with the English branch of the WHITELEY family located in the Rochdale area. Herb's great love of nature was reflected in his enthusiasm for gardening, photography and painting. He liked nothing better than to be outdoors enjoying a walk and taking in the beauty he saw in everything around him. A family ceremony and interment will be held on December 21, 2007 in Fergus, Ontario with a memorial service celebrating Herb's life to follow in Toronto in the New Year.

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