FREETHY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
FREETHY, George John (April 29, 1927 to October 12, 2007)
It is with sadness that we announce the death of George FREETHY, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his two daughters Jan DAL BELLO and Sharon ANDERSON, his granddaughter Rachael DAL BELLO, his sister Gladys REEVES and brother-in-law Dick REEVES. George attended Lakefield College and went on to a career in insurance and trucking with JD Smith and Sons. George enjoyed his cottage in Honey Harbour and skiing in the winter. The family would like to thank the staff at Lincoln Place for their great care. A funeral service will be held at The Simple Alternative on Thursday, October 18 at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

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FREEZE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
Shots only came one way, police say
By Colin FREEZE, Page A1
Toronto -- Hope has a habit of dying in Jamestown.
Joan BAKER, a mother of three, heard about six staccato bursts echo up the road from her housing project on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. "Oh, maybe it's firecrackers," is what she recalls hoping.
Then she saw a shiny silver Mercedes sport utility vehicle speed around a bend on John Garland Boulevard, followed by what looked to be a blue Honda. Before long, she saw the Honda, stopped just around the corner, with all of its doors open and the passengers having fled, all except a young man who lay dying on the grass - the unarmed victim, police say, of a drive-by attack.
Paramedics arrived and put a tarp over the man. It was at that point that Ms. BAKER held out another hope, that maybe the victim was not one of her neighbours. "Oh jeez, that person is dead," she recalled thinking, while looking at the body. "You want to bet they're going to blame it on Jamestown?"
But then she saw a distraught mother of four from across the walkway. "She was just begging for someone to tell her, 'no it was not him,' Ms. BAKER recalled. She told her neighbour she had gotten a glimpse of the victim, and that it was a young white man, wearing a white do-rag and white sneakers.
The other woman burst out in hysterical crying. Hope that her teenaged son was alive had just evaporated. It was his body that was lying under that tarp; he had gotten to within a few metres of his home after fleeing an attack.
Toronto Police yesterday identified Jose Hierro SAEZ, 19, as Toronto's latest homicide victim. The shooting seriously injured three of his Friends - Paddy McFRINN, 18, Moustaffa OMAR, 20, Matthew DALE, 18.
Homicide detectives said the victims were too "groggy" to say much about the shooters, leaving police few leads yesterday. "We have some possibilities, but even those are perhaps a stretch," Detective Sergeant Gary GRINTON said yesterday.
The detective said that most of the shooting victims held down jobs and that he has no information to indicate they are gang members. Most lived in the neighbourhood.
The shooting has been reported as a "gun battle," but detectives said yesterday that it was one-sided. "It wasn't a battle, that's the best information we have right now," Det. GRINTON said. Police believe the shots were fired from the silver Mercedes sport utility vehicle, just east of the housing project near Kipling Avenue, before the two cars got to the housing project.
"It's tremendously frustrating when these things happen because we work hard in these neighbourhoods and we work hard in Jamestown," Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said at a news conference to announce the infusion of $5-million from the province to combat crime in the downtown nightclub district. "It's tremendously frustrating when a few, frankly, idiots go out and engage in such wanton violence."
He held out hope that people wouldn't lose faith in police efforts to curb the violence. During 2005, more than 10 fatal shootings occurred in the Jamestown housing complex. Since last year, after Chief Blair announced that his force had "surgically removed" the leadership of the Jamestown Crew while arresting scores of alleged gangsters, homicides and shootings have been rare.
Still, the housing project has yet to blot out all the Crips gang graffiti on its walls, and its residents generally had little to say to reporters yesterday. "Yeah, that's what happened. That was my friend," said one young man, before walking off with a shrug. A few people laid wreaths at the crime scene, but wouldn't comment.
Twenty-four hours after the shooting, Joan BAKER sat outside watching her daughter do her homework, and warning another group of children playing soccer not to veer into the road where the cars had sped by the previous day. Many of her neighbours, she said, "think if you talk to the police or anybody, you're snitching."
Many people in the housing project mind their own business. Still, the BAKER family knew the shooting victim, not well, but they liked what they knew about him.
Every morning in the winter when Ms. BAKER walked her children out to the bus - she said she sends her children to schools farther away because of the "peer pressure" in local ones - they would see the young man warming up the car for his mother. He would say "Hi Mummy" and smile and sometimes tell jokes.
Ms. BAKER's daughter cried when she learned that their neighbour was dead. It was a grim reminder for the family of a homicide two years ago. In that incident, a man who had visited the BAKERs' house just before going a party up the street was shot in the leg when the other man was killed.
The family has been living in the project for seven years, and it's an uphill struggle at times. Still, "if I can survive Kingston 11," Ms. BAKER said, referring to her old neighbourhood in Jamaica, "I can survive Jamestown."
She hopes to move out of it one day, but "every time I think I can afford to leave, I just come back down to zero again."

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FREHR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-03 published
SMITH, Ryan Michael
Ryan Michael left us tragically December 1, 2007 at the age of 22. Treasured brother to Madeline, Olivia and Grace; special son to David SMITH all of Markdale. Cherished grand_son of Dorothy SMITH of Grey Gables, Markdale. Beloved nephew of Shirley (Tom) PETHERICK of Guelph, Doug (Deb) SMITH of Toronto, Laurie (Carl) WRIGHT of Hanover. Predeceased by his mother Carol, aunt Debbie QUINN- SMITH and his grandfather Douglas SMITH. Forever loved by cousins, Christopher TREVOCHKA and his sons Jack and James Amanda and Taylor FREHR- SMITH; Theresa and Ben WRIGHT. Ryan - “Milky” to his Friends, had a love of the outdoors that was only surpassed by his love for family and Friends. He will always have a special place in all our hearts. Visitation will be held at May Funeral Home, Markdale on Wednesday December 5th, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday December 6, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Grey Gables, Markdale, or Ducks Unlimited, would be greatly appreciated.

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FREIDMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-01 published
McCLEMENT, Dorothy Clara (née MIDDLETON)
Of Chesley, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Friday, August 31, 2007 in her 76th year. Survived by her sons Doug and his wife Annie of Kitchener, Keith and his wife Judy of Walkerton, James of Cambridge and Daryl of Chesley. She will be missed by her grandchildren Cory McALLISTER, Carey FREIDMAN and Jody McCLEMENT and great-grandchildren Kierstan and Michael. Predeceased by her husband Reginald “Jim”, daughter Patricia McALLISTER; grand_son Joey McALLISTER; sisters Stella McCLEMENT and Gwen GARDINER; brother Jack MIDDLETON and parents John and Winnifred (LANGLEY) MIDDLETON . Visitation at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley, on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 from 12 noon until time of the service in the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FREITAG 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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FREKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-03 published
FREKE, Kate Emily (née NELSON)
Died peacefully in her own home in Ottawa on Thursday, August 30th, 2007. Very much loved wife of John. Very much loved and loving step-mother of Sarah, Alice, Jane and Michael. Very long standing and loving sister-in-law of Norman and loving aunt of Sarah and Andrew in the United Kingdom. God Mother to the children of many Friends. Long standing friend to many all over the world. Gifted teacher of younger children in the United Kingdom. Much travelled. She gave up the way of life and vacations of a long established teacher in the United Kingdom to come over to Canadian winters and very successfully and very lovingly brought up four step-children. A true Christian that loved and gave and gave. We loved her greatly. We much appreciate the nursing and other help received during Kate's illness. We shall always miss her indescribably. Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street, Ottawa, on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Those wishing to do so are asked to make a donation to a charity of their choice.
Condolences/Donations at: mcgarryfamily.ca or (613) 233-1143

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

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FRENCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-11 published
LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Eileen Sylvia (née FRENCH)
Passed away peacefully at Lanark Heights in Kitchener on August 10th 2007 in her 81st year. She was a long time resident of Burlington and summer resident at Miller Lake on the Bruce Peninsula. Cherished wife of Lloyd for 63 years. Loving mother of Donna DORAN (Wayne) of Kitchener, Thomas LOW/LOWE/LOUGH of Etobicoke and Steven LOW/LOWE/LOUGH (Beth) of Owen Sound. Grandmother of Heather SCHUMANN (Robert,) Lisa DORAN-STERMANN (Chris), Beth BROWN (Tyler), Amy DORAN- STREIT (Jeff,) Stephanie LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Melissa LOW/LOWE/LOUGH and Kristopher LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Great-Grandmother of Jacob, Katrina, Emily, Katelyn, Tayah and Grady. Dear sister of Donald FRENCH of Toronto and William FRENCH (Esther) of Burlington. Predeceased by her sister-in-law Jean FRENCH. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Burlington Baptist Church, 2225 New Street, Burlington on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 1 p.m. Private Family Interment, Burlington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario or Burlington Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Grand River Hospital, Lanark Place and Lanark Heights. www.smithsfh.com

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FRENCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-19 published
McFARLAND, Ruby Alice (née FRENCH)
Formerly of Mississauga passed away peacefully at the Southampton Care Centre of Wednesday, October 17, 2007 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Ralph Wesley McFARLAND for 65 years. Dear mother of James McFARLAND and his wife Janie of Port Elgin. Loving Grandmother of Patricia Ann OBERHOLZER of London, Janie Lynn and her husband Brent RICHARDSON of Burgoyne and Jennifer Marie McFARLAND and her fiancé Luke PARADIS of Kincardine. Loved Great-grandmother of Fawn OBERHOLZER and Mikki OBERHOLZER. Sister-in-law of Irene FRENCH of Palmerston. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters Edith VEITEL and Emily MITCHELL, two brothers Bert FRENCH and Beverly FRENCH, sister-in-law Anna FRENCH and brother-in-law Lloyd VEITEL. The family will receive Friends on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston where Rev. Janet SINCLAIR will conduct the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Palmerston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FRENCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-27 published
DAVENPORT, Grace Louise Mae
At the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday October 24, 2007. Grace Louise Mae the beautiful baby girl of David and Julie. Dear granddaughter of Keith DAVENPORT and his wife Carol and Bill FRENCH and his wife Marg. Loved niece of Drew DAVENPORT and his wife Karyn and Jeff FRENCH. Dear cousin of Austin and Allison DAVENPORT. Grace will be fondly remembered by her great-aunts, great-uncles and by her extended family. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Grown in Grey, or the Grey County 4H would be appreciated by the family and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519) 376-2326. Condolences may be sent to the family through life@breckenridgeashcroft.com

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FRENCH o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-03 published
FAGGIANI, Dorothy Gwendolyne (FRENCH)
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Thursday, November 1st, 2007. The former Dorothy Gwendolyne FRENCH, of R.R.#2 Priceville, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Adelcki FAGGIANI. Loving mother of Jane BIBLE of Chatham and the late Grace FAGGIANI. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren: Jeremy, Jeannette and her husband Matt, Kaitlyn and Chelsey. A private family service will be held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Christian Horizons Kent 1 - Chatham, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham (519) 369-3837 or www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca.

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FRENCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
OSBALDESTON, Geraldine " Gerry" (née KELLER)
Passed away peacefully in her 76th year, at home Saturday, December 30th 2006 after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Wife and constant companion of 52 years to Gordon. Loving mother to Stephen (Atlanta, Georgia), David (Ottawa, Ontario), Cathy FRENCH (Oakville, Ontario) and Rob (London, Ontario), mother-in-law to Carol, Elaine and Doug and grandmother to Morgan, Matthew, Ryan, Jessica, Michael and Jason. Loving daughter of the late Eugene KELLER and Gertrude ZETTEL of Kitchener, Ontario. Sister of Anne STECHO, Norma McCLENAGHAN, Ralph and Rainer (Ray.) Pre-deceased by Clayton and Clare (Sonny) of Kitchener/Waterloo. Proud nurse and career diplomat's partner, Gerry made houses into homes in Sao Paulo, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ottawa and London (Ontario) where all were welcomed and none were forgotten. Chauffer of miniature ballerinas and aspiring athletes, "Mrs. O's" young family and their Friends grew all too quickly into and out of her well-known 9-passenger station wagons. Hostess of national and international businesspersons, politicians and public servants alike, she travelled the world and never forgot a Friendship forged, regardless of how long it took for the road to lead back. Passionate about golf, musical theatre and her church - but first, always and forever - a wife, companion, mother and "Nana" who expected and, we hope, got the best from each of us. Heartfelt thanks to the medical team of doctors, nurses and associated staff who gave tirelessly of their time and compassion. Friends may be received on Wednesday, January 3rd from 4-7 p.m. at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St at King St, London, Ontario (519 434-2708). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Murray SAMPLE on Thursday, January 4th at 10 a.m. at Saint Michael's Parish, 515 Cheapside, London, Ontario. Cremation to take place with interment at Parkview Cemetery, 335 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario on Friday, January 5th (time to be announced in Wednesday's edition). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Clinic of the London Health Sciences Foundation - http://www.lhsf.ca

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FRENCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
OSBALDESTON, Geraldine " Gerry" (née KELLER)
Passed away peacefully in her 76th year, at home Saturday, December 30th 2006 after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Wife and constant companion of 52 years to Gordon. Loving mother to Stephen (Atlanta, Georgia), David (Ottawa, Ontario), Cathy FRENCH (Oakville, Ontario) and Rob (London, Ontario), mother-in-law to Carol, Elaine and Doug and grandmother to Morgan, Matthew, Ryan, Jessica, Michael and Jason. Loving daughter of the late Eugene KELLER and Gertrude ZETTEL of Kitchener, Ontario. Sister of Anne STECHO, Norma McCLENAGHAN, Ralph and Rainer (Ray.) Pre-deceased by Clayton and Clare (Sonny) of Kitchener/Waterloo. Proud nurse and career diplomat's partner, Gerry made houses into homes in Sao Paulo, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ottawa and London (Ontario) where all were welcomed and none were forgotten. Chauffer of miniature ballerinas and aspiring athletes, "Mrs. O's" young family and their Friends grew all too quickly into and out of her well-known 9-passenger station wagons. Hostess of national and international businesspersons, politicians and public servants alike, she travelled the world and never forgot a Friendship forged, regardless of how long it took for the road to lead back. Passionate about golf, musical theatre and her church - but first, always and forever - a wife, companion, mother and "Nana" who expected and, we hope, got the best from each of us. Heartfelt thanks to the medical team of doctors, nurses and associated staff who gave tirelessly of their time and compassion. Friends may be received on Wednesday, January 3rd from 4-7 p.m. at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St at King St, London, Ontario (519 434-2708). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Murray Sample on Thursday, January 4th at 10 a.m. at Saint Michael's Parish, 515 Cheapside, London, Ontario. Cremation to take place with interment at Parkview Cemetery, 335 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario on Friday, January 5th at 11 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Clinic of the London Health Sciences Foundation - http://www.lhsf.ca

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FRENCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-23 published
Crash kills mother of four
By Joe BELANGER, Sun Media, Sun., December 23, 2007
A 29-year-old mother of four children is dead and 54-year-old man has been charged for failing to remain at the scene after a hit-and-run crash west of London early yesterday.
Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police said a white Chevrolet Cavalier rear-ended a black Cavalier at 12: 30 a.m. on Chippewa Road, just north of Middlemiss Drive on Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.
Passenger Alisha ALBERT was killed when she was thrown from the black car as it rolled several times into a ditch. ALBERT leaves behind four children: Jasmine, 10, Jamal, 8, Jaydin, 6, and Keyanna, "She was the best mother in the world. Everything she did, she did for those kids," ALBERT's sister Starr, 18, said.
"The community is devastated and their hearts and prayers are going out to the family," said Chief Vaughan ALBERT, a second cousin to the victim.
The Ontario Provincial Police canine and emergency response team units working with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation officers searched the area for the suspect driver for several hours before calling off the search.
Late yesterday, Brian FRENCH of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, turned himself into police. He is charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm. FRENCH is scheduled to appear in court this morning for a bail hearing.
"It's the third child her mother (Shelley ALBERT) has lost in the last four years or so. I can't even imagine what she's feeling," Vaughan ALBERT said. "We're all devastated. It's a little hard to comprehend."
Two brothers of Alisha, Clinton and Joey, were killed in separate car crashes in 2004.
Starr said their mother is coping as best she can.
"Alisha was funny, always there to help," Starr said.
Two other passengers, a 19-year-old man and 17-year-old woman, were taken to London Health Sciences Centre's Victoria campus with non-life-threatening injuries. The 16-year-old female driver of the black Cavalier was not injured.

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FRENCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
OSBALDESTON, Geraldine " Gerry" (née KELLER)
Passed away peacefully in her 76th year, at home Saturday, December 30th 2006 after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Wife and constant companion of 52 years to Gordon. Loving mother to Stephen (Atlanta, Georgia), David (Ottawa, Ontario), Cathy FRENCH (Oakville, Ontario) and Rob (London, Ontario), mother-in-law to Carol, Elaine and Doug and grandmother to Morgan, Matthew, Ryan, Jessica, Michael and Jason. Loving daughter of the late Eugene KELLER and Gertrude ZETTEL of Kitchener, Ontario. Sister of Anne STECHO, Norma McCLENAGHAN, Ralph and Rainer (Ray.) Pre-deceased by Clayton and Clare (Sonny) of Kitchener/Waterloo. Proud nurse and career diplomat's partner, Gerry made houses into homes in Sao Paulo, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ottawa and London (Ontario) where all were welcomed and none were forgotten. Chauffer of miniature ballerinas and aspiring athletes, "Mrs. O's"young family and their Friends grew all too quickly into and out of her well-known 9-passenger station wagons. Hostess of national and international businesspersons, politicians and public servants alike, she travelled the world and never forgot a Friendship forged, regardless of how long it took for the road to lead back. Passionate about golf, musical theatre and her church - but first, always and forever - a wife, companion, mother and "Nana" who expected and, we hope, got the best from each of us. Heartfelt thanks to the medical team of doctors, nurses and associated staff who gave tirelessly of their time and compassion. Friends may be received on Wednesday, January 3rd from 4-7 p.m. at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St at King St, London, Ontario (519 434-2708). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Murray SAMPLE on Thursday, January 4th at 10 a.m. at Saint Michael's Parish, 515 Cheapside, London, Ontario. Cremation to take place with interment at Parkview Cemetery, 335 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario on Friday, January 5th (time to be announced in Wednesday's edition). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Clinic of the London Health Sciences Foundation - http://www.lhsf.ca.

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FRENCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-14 published
GOUIN, Jean Yvon " Ivan"
On November 11, 2007 Ivan, beloved husband of the late Carol GOUIN, passed away peacefully.
Ivan was born on February 15, 1916 in Vimy, Alberta. He was the second of seven children born to Rudolph and Rose Alma GOUIN. The family lived in rugged conditions on a small farm. As a teenager during the Great Depression of the 1930's, Ivan experienced the desperation of poverty. The lessons of misery defined his young life and taught Ivan that hard work, persistence and optimism would change his circumstance. Always practical even as a little a boy, Ivan once witnessed a fire and responded to those crying, 'God stop the flames, by saying you pray, I'm getting some water'.
An alter boy to an early mentor, Father Coolin, Ivan learned and lived by the notion, the most important thing was to look after those he loved here and now, not in the hereafter. Throughout his life, generosity flowed from a man who is defined by helping others. In 1938 at the age of 22, Ivan got a job at grain elevator. His salary of $15 a week was shared by his large family whose needs he understood as being more important than his own.
In 1940, Ivan discovered his entrepreneurial talent by purchasing a general store in Vimy with his sister. From those humble beginnings Ivan prospered, never forgetting his commitment to his family and those in need. World War Two interrupted his career as a shop keeper when he joined the Canadian Army and served in Ontario.
After serving in the military and seven years as a merchant, Ivan realized the future of rural Alberta would be roads and cars. Most important he understood this future would bring increased competition to little towns and jeopardize his business and so many others. Ivan sold his store and turned his attention to a career that would make him a pioneer in construction.
Ever the entrepreneur, Ivan noticed farmers in the area were using small bulldozers to clear their land. Most farmers did not have the capital to invest in this equipment so Ivan and his younger brother Bob bought one very old piece of equipment and then another, clearing the land of bush and rock. As business grew, the brothers broadened their horizons and secured work from the Alberta Department of Highways.
On New Years Day 1948, at the age of 31 Ivan went to a party that would change his life forever. At that happy occasion was a beautiful woman named Carol. Originally from Yugoslavia, Carol immigrated to Canada with her family as a child of 4. Ivan was immediately captivated by the vibrant young woman. Three months later they were married and began a family.
In 1951, Ivan and Carol moved their young family to a small house in Edmonton and soon thereafter to the West Edmonton neighbourhood of Valleyview. A home and a life Carol, Ivan and the children would come to cherish. In 1952, Ivan, brother Bob and two partners began work under the name North American Road Builders. Soon the brothers bought out their partners and so began the foundation of a company that expanded throughout Alberta. Twenty years later, in 1972 Bob decided to pursue other interests. Ivan bought Bob's share of the company.
There were many strenuous challenges, all of which Ivan faced with optimism and an unrivalled passion. He knew the business, worked hard to compete and expand. Survival was not always easy in the highly competitive and always risky business of construction. His success was by any standard, outstanding, fuelled by the need to innovate, to compete and to see just over the horizon.
In the late 1970's, Ivan experienced health problems that changed his approach to life and business, spending more time with Carol traveling to southern California to escape Alberta's winters and exploring the world. Ivan was blessed with an immense knowledge of history and politics. He was a voracious reader, affording him an intellectual presence that allowed him tolerance and perspective widely respected throughout his life. Ivan was honest, his ethics were beyond reproach. He had wisdom and grace, was a teacher of all who knew him and a friend of so many. His optimism was infectious. Ivan believed that obstacles in life provided endless opportunity. When it rained making road building difficult he would say, 'rain is why we include contingencies in our budgets, when it does not rain, we are more profitable. And that's just good business.' When faced with competition, Ivan would innovate. When paying taxes, he would remind colleagues 'working is a privilege and taxes remind us of that.' Business was his passion. Carol and his family was his life. He respected others and asked only what he expected of himself. Ivan is survived by his children Elaine BUSCH (Ron), Roger (Peggy), Renee KATZ (Daryl) Colette (Michael), Martin (Sarah). His grandchildren include, Renee, Arden, Justin, Anna, Lauren and Isabelle GOUIN, Britt FRENCH, Harrison and Cloe. Ivan's brothers and sisters include, Giselle, Jennie (deceased), Lucille (deceased), Lomar (deceased), Rolond and Robert. His many nieces and nephews. Ivan will be remembered for his many contributions to Edmonton, to Alberta and to Canada.
A man of substance and charisma, of depth, and always a man whose love of his wife knew no bounds. Ivan died in his 91st year at 11 a.m. on November 11. A fitting tribute to his country and to his wife, Carol whose birthday fell on that same day.
Special thanks to Doctor Allison Theman for her compassion in caring for both Carol and Ivan. And to the Emergency and Intensive Care Units of the U of A and Misericordia Hospitals. The family thanks Ivan's caregiver, Blandina Carilla for her many years of service.
There will be a family memorial service followed by a celebration of his life, for all, at the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club on south Groat Road in Edmonton, Thursday, November 15, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a hospital of your choice. Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home 10011-114 Street Edmonton, Alberta 780.422.2222

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

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FRETAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
MARTIN, Pol (HALNA DU FRETAY)
Peacefully on September 16, 2007 with his loving wife Suzanne (Josée) steadfast by his side, after a valiant battle with cancer. Beloved father to Melissa, Brett and Abigail. Father-in-law to Douglas, Jennifer and Jason. Proud grandfather to Zachary and Alexander. Brother to Roland of Noailhac, France, his wife Gabrielle and special uncle to Marc of Le Loroux Bottereau, France, his wife Geneviève and their children Hugo and Pol. Throughout his life, Pol had a depth of passion for adventure, laughter, sailing, automobiles, entertaining and always great food. Those who were lucky to know him experienced his wonderful hospitality, graciousness and revelled at his great story telling. Life-long Friendships gave him much joy developing strong relationships that he held dearly. Pol MARTIN was a celebrated chef, restaurateur and author. He has written over 20 cookbooks, trained students in his popular Montreal cooking school, hosted a successful syndicated television cooking show, and been a familiar voice on radio. His approach to demystifying the art of cooking has influenced a generation of novices and professionals alike. A celebration of a life well lived will be held privately. The family wishes to thank Pol's Friends, neighbours and those involved with Pol's health care for their support and compassion. Special thanks to Doctor McMeekin, Dr. Hattersley, Community Care Access Centre case workers and the nurses who were invaluable to Pol and his family. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated. Messages and condolences can be submitted via www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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FRETAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
MARTIN, Pol (HALNA DU FRETAY)
Peacefully on September 16, 2007 with his loving wife Suzanne (Josée) steadfast by his side, after a valiant battle with cancer. Beloved father to Melissa, Brett and Abigail. Father-in-law to Douglas, Jennifer and Jason. Proud grandfather to Zachary and Alexander. Brother to Roland of Noailhac, France, his wife Gabrielle and special uncle to Marc of Le Loroux Bottereau, France, his wife Geneviève and their children Hugo and Pol. Throughout his life, Pol had a depth of passion for adventure, laughter, sailing, automobiles, entertaining and always great food. Those who were lucky to know him experienced his wonderful hospitality, graciousness and revelled at his great story telling. Life-long Friendships gave him much joy developing strong relationships that he held dearly. Pol MARTIN was a celebrated chef, restaurateur and author. He has written over 20 cookbooks, trained students in his popular Montreal cooking school, hosted a successful syndicated television cooking show, and been a familiar voice on radio. His approach to demystifying the art of cooking has influenced a generation of novices and professionals alike. A celebration of a life well lived will be held privately. The family wishes to thank Pol's Friends, neighbours and those involved with Pol's health care for their support and compassion. Special thanks to Doctor McMeekin, Dr. Hattersley, Community Care Access Centre case workers and the nurses who were invaluable to Pol and his family. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated. Messages and condolences can be submitted via www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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FRETAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-29 published
Pol MARTIN, 78: Epicure
By M.J. STONE, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
When a friend telephoned Pol MARTIN in the middle of her dinner party to lament the failed meal she was preparing, he told his panic-stricken friend to leave the back door open. He hurried over to her house, swept in unnoticed and deftly rescued the feast she had been attempting to orchestrate. The dinner party was a hit and none of the guests had the slightest clue that the meal had been created by one of North America's most celebrated chefs.
Although Mr. MARTIN could not make house calls to every cook in a crisis, he was welcomed into kitchens across North America, via his culinary television shows and the more than 30 cookbooks he authored. His sage advice about meal preparation centred on the basics. With proper guidance, good cooking is very simple, he said. "The more fun you have in the kitchen, the more you will want to try."
Born Pol HALNA DU FRETAY in Brittany, he was the son of an aristocratic French military officer. He grew up in a castle which he once almost set ablaze through an early attempt at cooking. He studied to become a chef at the École hôtelière de Paris and emigrated to Canada in 1954. He crossed the country working in the kitchens of the Canadian Pacific Hotel chain, before he was hired as a saucier at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan. In 1967, he moved to Montreal where he managed the once chic and now-defunct restaurant, Mother Martin's. It was during his tenure there that he came to be known as Pol MARTIN. He said that his new name suited his adopted country, noting that Halna du Fretay was too high-brow for Canadian tastes.
In 1970, he began focusing on culinary education. He opened his Montreal cooking school, L'Ecole Culinaire Pol Martin, and began making appearances on French television in Quebec. In 1973, he published his first book The Art of Cooking and also hosted The Art of Cooking, a nationally broadcast CTV television program. Lighthearted, and blessed with an infectious sense of humour, his personality was a perfect fit for the small screen. In 1981, three years after the show went off the air, Mr. MARTIN closed his cooking school and moved to Port Credit, Ontario There, he devoted himself to writing such books as Love at First Bite and Smart and Simple Cooking while simultaneously managing two French-language culinary magazines, Télé-cuisine and Santé menu.
Mr. MARTIN remained a much sought-after guest on television and radio talk shows across North America. He was a huge hit on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and is remembered today by the producer, Victoria Lang, as one of funniest chefs to appear on the show. She also liked his recipes. "Anybody can look at Easy Cooking and complete a recipe successfully. I have a lot of cookbooks, but I especially like this one."
What made his cookbooks so successful was a culinary philosophy that centred around the idea that should be mere starting points. They were not meant to be followed religiously. Mr. MARTIN described his recipes as dependable, simple dishes that allow cooks to improvise, so that it can be made by everyone, not just gourmets. "I have vulgarized French food," he once said during an interview.
His daughter, Melissa HALNA DU FRETAY, said that, as a child, the kitchen had been the centre of family life. "My brother and I served the multi-course dinners that my father and mother would host at our family home in Pointe Claire. We learned early about table etiquette and hospitality. Those dinners were always joyous events in an era when a five-hour dinner was normal. Or at least it was at our house."
Pol MARTIN was born in Nantes, France, on August 3, 1929. He died of cancer at home in Carlisle, Ontario, on September 16, 2007. He was 78. He is survived by his second wife, Suzanne, and by three children from a previous marriage, Melissa, Brett and Abigail.

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FREWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
KEELEY, Elizabeth " Betty" (née FREWER)
Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, on Monday July 30, 2007 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late C. Patrick (Pat) KEELEY. Loving sister to Peg CORNISH, Phil FREWER and the late John and Fred FREWER. Adored mother of Ann PARSONS (Bob) and Dave KEELEY (Stephy.) Proud grandmother of Rob PARSONS (Diana,) Rick PARSONS (Sarah), David PARSONS (Devon), Patrick KEELEY (Sandra), Christopher KEELEY and Tim KEELEY (Claire.) Great-grandmother of Zachary, Jake, Cole and Caitlin PARSONS and Annie, Parker, Jonathan and Emily KEELEY. As a keen golfer, Mum distinguished herself by scoring four holes-in-one after her 70th birthday. She was equally competitive and successful at the bridge table. We all marveled at Mum's initiative and creativity, when at the age of 90 she learned how to design and produce 'made by Betty' birthday cards on the computer for her Friends and family. Mum's enthusiastic and contagious 'joie de vivre' and unceasing positive attitude provided an inspiration for her entire family. Mum leaves her many special Friends in Toronto, Muskoka and Florida. The family would like to extend its thanks to the wonderful staff at Hazelton Place who took such good care of Mum, as well to Dr. Robert Carravaggio and to Mum's special caregiver 'Gracie'. A private family funeral will be held. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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FREY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-14 published
FREY, Helen (formerly YARMEY, née KELLER)
Passed away peacefully at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, Fergus, on Monday, August 13, 2007. Helen (KELLER) (YARMEY) FREY, in her 95th year, was the beloved wife of the late William YARMEY (1966) and the late Ernest FREY (1996.) She was the loving mother of Dan YARMEY and his wife Judy of Guelph. Helen was the proud grandmother of Craig and his wife Elvira of Guelph, Linda YARMEY and her partner Omar MARIN of Cloverdale, British Columbia, and Meagan of Toronto, and great-grandmother of Victoria and Eric YARMEY, and Mattias MARIN. She is survived by her brother Harry KELLER and his wife Mary, and by her sister Gloria and her husband Douglas GARNER. Helen is survived also by many nieces and nephews.
Private cremation has taken place. The family will receive Friends on Thursday, August 16, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Unicamp of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
(cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences www.gilbertmacintyreand son.com)

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FREYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
VICKERS, Margaret
Peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 18, 2007 in her 95th year. For 62 years she was the beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Ross and his wife Dorothea, Wendy and her husband Mel HURST, and Carol and her husband Mike FREYER. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth, Jonathan, Jeremy, Victoria, Robert, David, Heather, Michael, Steven, and Kristin and her husband Glenn. Great-grandmother of Kaitlyn. Dear sister of Dorothy and her husband Domenic. Predeceased by her daughter Beverley, sisters Gladys and Edna, and brother Stanley. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at Kingsway Baptist Church, 41 Birchview Blvd., Etobicoke on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton. If desired, remembrances to the Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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FREYSENG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
FREYSENG, Kathryn (March 5, 1986-November 4, 2003)
In memory of our precious darling Katie
If I could have one lifetime with one dream that could come true, I'd pray to God with all my heart for yesterday with you. Love Mama, Daddy and Stephen.

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FREYSENG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
FREYSENG, Charles " Chuck" (1964-2007)
Chuck FREYSENG passed away peacefully on Saturday December 15, 2007. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Karen FREYSENG. He is survived by his beloved brother Peter FREYSENG. Dear nephew of Mary and John O'FLYNN, Sandy and John FREYSENG, and Daphne HOOD. Treasured friend to Tracy Bruce, Michael Gaudreau, and so many more in Canada and the Netherlands. Much loved cousin of the Schotte and O'Flynn/ FREYSENG Clans. We wish him Godspeed on his next adventure and take with us his courage and humour. It is a tragedy for all those who knew and loved him, and that he left us at such a young age with still so much to offer. He will be intensely missed. A memorial service will be held, Saturday February 9, 2008 in the afternoon at Rosedale United Church 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, Ontario (416-924-0725). In lieu of flowers or for those who wish to, please make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Change of…Address: You didn't die you just changed shape became invisible to the naked eye became this grief it's sharpness more real than your presence was before, you were separate to me entire to yourself now, you are a part of me you are inside myself I call you by your new name "Grief…Grief!" Although I still call you "Love." Donall Dempsey

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FREYSENG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
FREYSENG, Charles " Chuck" (1964-2007)
Chuck FREYSENG passed away peacefully on Saturday December 15, 2007. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Karen FREYSENG. He is survived by his beloved brother Peter FREYSENG. Dear nephew of Mary and John O'FLYNN, Sandy and John FREYSENG, and Daphne HOOD. Treasured friend to Tracy Bruce, Michael Gaudreau, and so many more in Canada and the Netherlands. Much loved cousin of the Schotte and O'Flynn/ FREYSENG Clans. We wish him Godspeed on his next adventure and take with us his courage and humour. It is a tragedy for all those who knew and loved him, and that he left us at such a young age with still so much to offer. He will be intensely missed. A memorial service will be held, Saturday February 9, 2008 in the afternoon at Rosedale United Church 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, Ontario (416-924-0725). In lieu of flowers or for those who wish to, please make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Change of Address: You didn't die you just changed shape became invisible to the naked eye became this grief it's sharpness more real than your presence was before, you were separate to me entire to yourself now, you are a part of me you are inside myself I call you by your new name "Grief…Grief!" Although I still call you "Love."
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FREYSENG o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
FREYSENG, Charles " Chuck" (1964-2007)
Chuck FREYSENG passed away peacefully on Saturday December 15, 2007. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Karen FREYSENG. He is survived by his beloved brother Peter FREYSENG. Dear nephew of Mary and John O'FLYNN, Sandy and John FREYSENG, and Daphne HOOD. Treasured friend to Tracy Bruce, Michael Gaudreau, and so many more in Canada and the Netherlands. Much loved cousin of the Schotte and O'Flynn/ FREYSENG Clans. We wish him Godspeed on his next adventure and take with us his courage and humour. It is a tragedy for all those who knew and loved him, and that he left us at such a young age with still so much to offer. He will be intensely missed. A memorial service will be held, Saturday February 9, 2008 in the afternoon at Rosedale United Church 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, Ontario. (416-924-0725). In lieu of flowers or for those who wish to, please make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Change of…Address: You didn't die you just changed shape became invisible to the naked eye became this grief it's sharpness more real than your presence was before, you were separate to me entire to yourself now, you are a part of me you are inside myself I call you by your new name "Grief…Grief!" Although I still call you "Love."
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