GARE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-07 published
LUMSDEN, Dr. Walter Frederick
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Sunday June 3, 2007 at the age of 88. Dear husband of P.J. of Thornbury. Beloved father of Jan SHAW, Katie GARE, Betsy MacDONALD, Bill JOHNSTON and Margo McCUTCHEON. Predeceased by brothers Jim, Bill, Ross and Jack. A celebration of Walter's life will be held at Riverwalk, 10 Bay Street East, Thornbury, Ontario on Sunday June 24, 2007 at 2 o'clock. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, (P.O. Box 556, Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 519 599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted. We will remember dear Walter for his grace, his warmth and his love. A kind and gentle caregiver throughout his life.

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GARE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
GARE, Don
In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away January 2nd, 2006. So often do we reminisce, And share a laugh or two, Fondly telling stories, Of the things you'd say and do, Your memory is so special, Your presence missed so much, You were always in our thoughts, And loved by all of us. Forever in our hearts, Louise, Brian (Winnie), Laurie, Steve, Kyle, Jasmyne, Kelly and Brad.

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GARETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
BOLTON, Hugh James
Passed away in New Port Ritchie, Florida on September 17, 2007 at the age of 85 in the presence of his wife Sarah. Dearest father of Laura and her husband Harold, Robert and his wife Kelly and predeceased by his son Ronald and survived by his wife Joanne. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia Elizabeth WEST (1987.) Greatly missed by his grandchildren Mark (Jillian), Christopher (Heather), Amanda (Bob), Carolyn (Mike), Douglas, Robert, Craig (Lindsay), Emily, Maureen, Steve (Shawna) and Wayne. Great-grandfather of Amy Cole GARETT, Aidan, Kaia, Lannah, Alexander and Ashton. Stepfather of Sara Jane (Bob), Rosemary (Ben) Josephine (Ed) and Sammy (Cheryl). Step-grandfather and great-grandfather to all of their children. All are currently residing in Florida. Hugh will be sadly missed by his family in Sarnia, nieces, nephews and their families. Hugh was a long time member of the Dental Industry and will be remembered by his many colleagues and Friends. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (519-621-1650) on Thursday, October 11, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. In memory of Hugh donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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GARETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
BOLTON, Hugh James
Passed away in New Port Ritchie, Florida on September 17, 2007 at the age of 85 in the presence of his wife Sarah. Dearest father of Laura and her husband Harold, Robert and his wife Kelly and predeceased by his son Ronald and survived by his wife Joanne. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia Elizabeth WEST (1987.) Greatly missed by his grandchildren Mark (Jillian), Christopher (Heather), Amanda (Bob), Carolyn (Mike), Douglas, Robert, Craig (Lindsay), Emily, Maureen, Steve (Shawna) and Wayne. Great-grandfather of Amy Cole GARETT, Aidan, Kaia, Lannah, Alexander and Ashton. Stepfather of Sara Jane (Bob), Rosemary (Ben) Josephine (Ed) and Sammy (Cheryl). Step-grandfather and great-grandfather to all of their children. All are currently residing in Florida. Hugh will be sadly missed by his family in Sarnia, nieces, nephews and their families. Hugh was a long time member of the Dental Industry and will be remembered by his many colleagues and Friends. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge (519-621-1650) on Thursday, October 11, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. In memory of Hugh donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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GAREY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
KELCH, John
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, London on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 John KELCH of London and formerly of London Township in his 93rd year. Beloved husband for 66 years of Margje (Margaret H.) KELCH. Dear father of John and Paula KELCH of British Columbia, Dinah and Don SMART of Sarnia, Margaret KELCH of Toronto, Ruth and Dan DOBINSON of Birr and Mary SCILIBERTO of London. Dear grandfather of David and Michael; Jason and James Nicole, Dean and Ernie; John, Christopher and Andrew. Loving great-grandfather of Spencer and Madison. There will be a private family funeral service on Saturday, January 13, 2007 with Rev. James R. GAREY officiating. Interment Medway Cemetery, Middlesex Centre. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 519-227-4211 entrusted with arrangements.

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GARFINKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-29 published
CROCKER, Ruth
On Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 at Toronto General Hospital. Ruth CROCKER, beloved wife of the late Lewis CROCKER. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Debbie and Marvin GANS, Lynn and Shelly SELIGMAN, Gwenn and Gary LISS. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rose and the late Max GARFINKEL, Jack and Sybil GELLER. Devoted grandmother of Michael GANS and Nancy WITTMAN, Jeffrey and Kim GANS, Kiera GANS, Chris SELIGMAN, Daniel SELIGMAN, Aaron SELIGMAN, Sarah LISS, Ryan LISS, Kate LISS, great-grandmother of Noah, Naomi, and Leah GANS. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 27 Penwood Crescent. Memorial donations may be made to Canada's National Ballet School, 416-964-3780.

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GARFINKEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
GARFINKEL, Louis, D.C.
On Thursday, September 6, 2007 at his home. Louis GARFINKEL, loving father of Laura, and Evan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lynne and Harvey KAGAN, Ava and Jerry SHAFMAN, and Gary and Stella GARFINKEL. Beloved son of William and Dorothy GARFINKEL. He will also be fondly remembered by Susan Shiller. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, September 8th at 4: 00 p.m. Interment, Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community section. Shiva 3 Craigmont Drive. Donations may be made to the Louis Garfinkel Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-789-0324 or at www.benjamins.ca

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GARGARELLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
GARGARELLA, Rose Marie (née DEMASCIO)
Peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Steven. Much loved mother of Katharine Donna and her husband Leonardo CAPOBIANCO, and the late JoAnne Marie. Loving grandmother of Gabriella and Stephanie CAPOBIANCO. Dear sister of Janet and her husband Brian McDERMOTT, and sister-in-law of Florence DEMASCIO. Predeceased by her siblings Jim, Joe and Mary. She will be fondly remembered by her niece and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 61 Jutland Rd., on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. Private interment Assumption Cemetery.

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GARIEPY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-04 published
GARIEPY, Susan C.
Passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 28th, 2007 after a strong battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving son Todd and her three beloved dogs Arthur, Flora and Tess. Her dedication to her work with the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., to the Globe and Mail in Toronto and finally with the National Newspaper Awards. Also her many hours of volunteer work at Bloorview Kids Rehab will never be forgotten. She will be missed by everyone.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Bloorview Kids Rehab in her honor would be appreciated. (150 Kilgour Rd. Toronto Ontario M4G 1R8). Please make cheques payable to Bloorview Kids Foundation. There will be a small service on July 5th 2007 at York Cemeteries. 160 Beecroft Rd. Toronto (one block West of Yonge Street, North of Sheppard Ave. 1 p.m. in the chapel. (416-221-3404).

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GARIGUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
GARIGUE, Robert John
Peacefully on Wednesday January 10, 2007 in Montreal, Robert John GARIGUE, in his 55th year. Vice President for Information Integrity and Chief Security Executive, Bell Canada. Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of Montreal, retired. Lieutenant Commander, retired, of the Canadian Forces. PhD in Management (Carleton) M.Sc. (Claremont); B.A.A. (Montreal). Beloved husband of Carol Ann (née ROSE.) Loving father of Alexandra and Francesca. Survived by brother Pierre and sister Vivian VALLARINO (Victorio.) Devoted son of Philippe and Amalia Maria GARIGUE. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Doctor and Baseline Rd.), on Sunday 7-9 p.m., Monday 2-4 p.m., and Tuesday from 9: 30 a.m. until time of service. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (www.janegoodall.org) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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GARLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-04 published
GARLAND, Sylvia
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on June 29th, 2007 after a long illness courageously borne. Survived by her immediate family from Scotland: Bill, Linda, Douglas, Sheena, Graeme, Jullian and Susan, her many great-nieces and nephews and her very dear Friends in Canadian, Ausatralia and at her home. Special thanks to Doctor N. ISCOE and his nurse Elaine and Doctor Y.C. UNG and his nurse Lida. A celebration of her life will be announce in the near future. Arrangements entrusted to Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 416-489-8811.

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GARLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
ALLAN, Robert W. " Bob," B.Sc.Phm. (5T6)
Passed peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2007, in his 77th year. Beloved husband and companion on life's journey, of Sheila Marie (née HANDLEY) since June 1, 1957. Dearest father of Barbara (Russ) GOLDING, Dan (Dorothy,) Judith (Manny) KYRINIS, Paul (Laurielle.) Grampa to Cameron and Bradley GOLDING, Zachary, James and Grace ALLAN, Jack, Henry and Beatrice ALLAN, Papa to Michael, Andrew and Emma KYRINIS. Predeceased by son James MERRITT (1977,) parents Robert and Elizabeth, and siblings Alec, Hilda (Howard) CUNNINGHAM, Betty (Jack) GARLAND, Sheila (Jack) Fair (Stan) SKAFTE. Bob was born and educated in St. Catharines, and attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1956. Upon graduation, Bob returned to St. Catharines and was employed in local pharmacies until 1970 when he purchased the former Stewart's Pharmacy in West St. Catharines. In 1987, he presided in the founding of Premiere Pharmacies Inc. which operated four pharmacies in St. Catharines until 1991. Bob was a former president of the Gyro Club of St. Catharines, the St. Catharines Club and the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club also served on the Board of the former Hotel Dieu Hospital. Bob served on the Niagara District Health Council from 1997 to 2000 and was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Automobile Association Niagara, acting as chair from 1987 to 1989. Bob was also on the Board of Directors of the Atlantis Golf Club in Florida where he and Sheila enjoyed many Friendships, the great winter weather, and of course, the golf. A founding member of St. Julia's Parish, Bob served as an usher for many years. We wish to express our thanks to Doctor Preston ZULIANI and staff and the many caregivers from the Community Care Access Centre and Red Cross for their kindness and support these last few months. The family will receive visitors at George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday between the hours 7-9 and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home on Monday. Mass for a Christian burial will be held at St. Julia's Church on Tuesday July 31, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Rite of committal will be held in the family plot in Victoria Lawn Cemetery immediately following the church service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice Niagara or the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital. On-Line Guest Book www.dartefuneralhome.com

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GARLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
GARLAND, Melvin Lloyd, F.O., R.C.A.F., (B.Sc.Hon.,) M.B.A., P.Eng.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Melvin (Mel) Lloyd GARLAND, in his 85th year, on September 3, 2007, beloved husband for 60 years of Marguerite Mae (ALLEN.) Dear father of Linda (Jim) COLLACOTT of Chippawa, Jane GARLAND of Flesherton, Pat (Rene) DESAULNIERS of Fort Saskatchewan, Greig (Jayne) GARLAND of London, Jennifer (Chris) VAN DEN BERG of Keene, and David (Kim) GARLAND of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by his 15 grandchildren: Katie (Chris) HEIKOOP, Heather, Matthew COLLACOTT; Rhya, Kaurel, Kazys TAMASAUSKAS; Allison (Chris) VRABEL, Beau DESAULNIERS Robbie, Kevin, Stephanie GARLAND; Sarah, Kaileigh VAN DEN BERG Nathan, Zoey GARLAND. son of the late John and Agnes GARLAND of Port Dalhousie. Dear brother of the late Jack GARLAND of California. His greatest source of pride was his family. We are a generation raised by heroes. Mel served as a Spitfire pilot with Squadron 403 Royal Canadian Air Force 1941-45, receiving 39-45 Star/France/Germany, and was a member of the Caterpillar Club. His experience included being shot down, captured and escaping from German troops. He graduated from Queens University in 19481/2 with a Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Electrical Engineering and from Harvard University School of Business in 1951 with a Masters in Business Administration. Throughout his career, Mel held progressively senior positions with companies including General Electric, Ford, Kimball Systems Ltd., General Bakeries and International Tool Limited (Windsor). In 1974, he joined the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Trade, serving as Executive Director of Industry, Executive Director of Industry and Trade and Executive Director of Trade. As the head of the ministry's trade development branch, he traveled the world working with ministry foreign offices. His interest in education led to a third career when he served as Durham College President from 1980 until his retirement in 1988, when he focused on building Haygar Enterprises, a company he co-founded, supplying fundraising products to service clubs. He also served as chairman of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Education Committee when the Ontario Community College system was established; Windsor Industrial Commission (vicechair); University of Windsor Research Institute (director); and held membership with Rotary International, Queen's and Harvard Alumni Associations. Active in the community, he enjoyed tennis, lawn bowling and golf. Grateful thanks to the caring staff at the WillowGrove in Ancaster. Mel's family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carleton Street, St. Catharines on Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life to be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 92 Main St. in Port Dalhousie on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment Victoria Lawn Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GARLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
SLAWSON, Eileen (née GARLAND)
Peacefully at Lincoln Place, Toronto on August 31, 2007. Predeceased by her husband, Bud (Norwood) in 1970. Loving mother of Nicholas James SLAWSON and grandmother to Marc and Christopher. Sister of Patricia POLAND. A private service was held followed by cremation and interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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GARLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
Fighter pilot became college president and put education in his sights
Royal Canadian Air Force flyer returned from the Second World War determined to get a university degree. He found success in business and passed on his lust for knowledge to a generation of students
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Mel GARLAND was a man who did well at everything he did, and he did an awful lot. A fighter pilot, a businessman and a civil servant, he was also a visionary who helped develop community colleges and trade schools in Ontario.
Mr. GARLAND was the second president of Durham College, a community college at Oshawa, east of Toronto, from 1980 to 1988.
It was a time when the community college system was vigorously expanding. Set up by the Ontario government in 1967, Durham was one of about 20 new tertiary-level schools. The object was to provide students with a practical education that would lead to good jobs, and to improve the province's standard of living. That is why Mr. GARLAND promoted two- and three-year applied engineering programs, and worked to get Durham College - the school closest to a large auto plant - to set up a robotics lab.
"He was a strong believer that a modern society needed knowledge workers above all else, and in particular, leaders in technology," said Gary POLONSKY who succeeded him as president of Durham College. "Mel expanded programs in engineering technology and trades."
As part of running Durham College, he worked at establishing the Skilled Trades Centre in nearby Ajax, Ontario A part of Durham College, it now has about 2,000 students learning to become everything from electricians and plumbers to millwrights and metal fabricators.
Mel GARLAND grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, where the family lived in the same house for 60 years. Both his parents were immigrants from Glasgow, and his father worked as a maintenance foreman at Thompson Products. As a boy, young Mel and his best friend, Pete BELFORD, liked to sneak onto the local tennis courts to play. The president of told them they could play for free if they performed odd jobs around the club. Eventually, the two of them played at the St. Catharines Tennis Club, where one year they won the doubles championship. Later, they went on to win the Niagara District championship.
Mr. GARLAND and Mr. BELFORD did a lot of things together, and remained Friends for life. As youngsters, they joined the Boy Scouts, and once shared first place in a competition. Mr. GARLAND eventually became a King's Scout, the top honour a Scout can earn. They once hitchhiked to Montreal and, when they were old enough, went to Hamilton together to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force and serve in the Second World War.
In 1942, Mr. GARLAND was selected for pilot training. At flight school, the same things that had made him a good tennis player - sharp eyesight and quick reflexes - singled him out as a fighter pilot. Just before he went overseas, he went to a tennis club dance and met a young woman named Marguerite ALLEN. They saw each other every night before he left.
He arrived in England in February of 1944, at the age of 21. At that stage in the war, fighter pilots had two main jobs: protecting bombers on their way to Germany, and preparing for the Allied invasion of France. Almost as soon as he arrived, 403 Squadron moved to Tangmere, a Royal Air Force station in West Sussex, to be closer to the English Channel.
By this point, Mr. GARLAND was a flying officer. He and the rest of the squadron were equipped with the latest version of the Spitfire fighter. Armed with cannons and machine guns, this version was a much more deadly weapon than the one that flew in the Battle of Britain. Flying low-level missions over France was also deadly for the pilots.
The squadron moved to an airfield at Dieppe, France, on June 16, just 10 days after the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Almost exactly a month later, Mr. GARLAND's plane was hit by flak while on a mission. At first he thought he could land the plane, but a fire broke out and he was forced to bail out. For a few seconds, he was trapped up in the cockpit and feared his parachute would not open but managed to alight in a field, convinced he was safe. To his surprise, he was soon surrounded by German soldiers.
He spent three weeks as a prisoner of war, though never in a camp. The Germans were in retreat and marched Mr. GARLAND and the other prisoners across France, sometimes covering as much as 40 kilometres a day. In the confusion of the retreat, Mr. GARLAND escaped. He slept in the barns of sympathetic French farmers and slowly made his way back to the Allied lines.
He soon found himself home in Canada, since the Royal Canadian Air Force never sent an escaped PoW back into service, fearing they would be shot if recaptured. But the war in Europe was soon over, and Mr. GARLAND resolved to make use of veterans scholarships and get an education. Before the war, he had finished high school but lacked the money to go to university. The scholarships allowed him to go to Queen's University in Kingston and he graduated in the class of 1948½ (to speed up their schooling and catch up with life, veterans were allowed fall graduation).
While at Queen's, he married Marguerite (with Mr. BELFORD as best man) and the couple set off for Boston. He been accepted to the Harvard Business School, even though he had already used up most of his credits under the veterans' scholarship scheme. To make ends meet, Marguerite found work and he got a night job at the Harvard Library.
After Harvard, they returned home. Mr. GARLAND started work at General Electric Canada. He later worked at General Bakeries and Ford Canada, during the period when the auto maker was building its assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario
Even then, he was concerned about Ontario's ability to compete in the world. In 1967, he became chairman of the education committee of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the same year the community college system was founded.
In 1974, Mr. GARLAND joined the Ontario government as executive director of industry and then executive director of trade. It was the beginning of two decades of devotion to fine-tuning Ontario's industrial infrastructure. He carried on with the same mission at Durham College.
"The lack of skilled people to fill the manpower needs of industry is a real problem," he said in 1980, the year he was appointed president. "It's in the schools that we can turn attitudes around to make these skilled jobs desirable careers."
Under his leadership, the school began expanding its industrial facilities.
"He focused on bringing the latest technology to the classroom and constructing a new state-of-the-art robotics lab, the precursor to our Integrated Manufacturing Centre on campus today," said Leah MYERS, president of Durham College. "Mel was known as an entrepreneurial and consummate professional who set high standards for himself and those around him."
Although he was a man with many careers, his neighbours in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke remember him as a strong family man who was devoted to his six children. Neighbour and close friend Ron Quick said his biggest success was raising his brood and a marriage that lasted 60 years.
His oldest daughter, Linda, said he had an easy manner with both his own children and others on the block. "Much can be said for my father's many achievements, but he was the kind of dad who says after dinner, 'Let's play some ball,' " she said. "We would troop out to the side of the yard for a pickup game of baseball and, within minutes, kids from up and down the street would be joining us. Dad would be the only adult out there."
The flags at Durham College flew at half-mast the week Mr. GARLAND died. His friend Mr. BELFORD, who never left Port Dalhousie, attended the funeral.
Melvin Lloyd GARLAND was born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, on October 19, 1922. He died on September 3, 2007, in Ancaster, Ontario, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite. He also leaves daughters Linda, Jane, Jennifer and Pat, and sons David and Greig.

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GARNER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-02 published
LONEY, Lois (née WEBB)
Of Lions head passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Jim and dear mother of Paul (Grace) of Cambridge and Bruce (Susan) of Pickering. Also sadly missed by her 4 grandchildren, Scott, Sara, Victoria and Katrina, as well as brothers Donald (Gladys) WEBB of Toronto and Ross (Karin) WEBB of Miller Lake. Lois was predeceased by her parents Maude (GARNER) and Bertram WEBB, and a sister Shirley McCULLOUGH. Family and Friends are invited to the visitation on Friday, August 3, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Rd. Lions Head, where the service to celebrate Lois's life will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations made to the Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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GARNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
GARNER, Elmer Edward
In loving memory of our father and grandfather Elmer Edward GARNER who passed away January 03, 2005. We remember you in silence, And make no outward show, But what it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. Deeply missed by Shirley, Paul and families.

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GARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-18 published
MacKENZIE, Arthur Drury, P.Eng. (Tor., '43)
(June 25, 1920-July 16, 2007)
Peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2007. Predeceased by devoted wife Jeanette Rachel (née MARSH,) and survived by sister Kay GARNER. Loving father to William (Bill), Marsha (Laing), and Sue (Johns), and father-in-law to Robert (Bob) and Doug. Delighted grandfather to Matthew and Alison, John and Karen, and Tricia and Derek. A private memorial service is to be held for immediate family at Royal York Road United Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the ALS Society (416) 497-2267.

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GARNER 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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GARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-07 published
BARR, Anne (née GARNER)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 5, 2007 at York Central Hospital in her 90th year. Predeceased by her devoted husband, golf professional Robert BARR. Greatly missed by her daughter Penelope Anne BARR and son-in-law Russell LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Survived by her younger sister Millie ROBINSON of Hartford, England. And will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews in England and her scores of golfing Friends. A celebration of her life will take place at The Toronto Ladies Golf Club (7859 Yonge St. Thornhill, Ontario 905-889-3531) on Thursday September 13, 2007 from 4-8 p.m.

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GARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-10 published
BARR, Anne (née GARNER)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 5, 2007 at York Central Hospital in her 90th year. Predeceased by her devoted husband, golf professional Robert BARR. Greatly missed by her daughter Penelope Anne BARR and son-in-law Russell LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Survived by her younger sister Millie ROBINSON of Hartford, England. And will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews in England and her scores of golfing Friends. A celebration of her life will take place at The Toronto Ladies Golf Club (7859 Yonge St. Thornhill, Ontario 905-889-3531) on Thursday September 13, 2007 from 4-8 p.m.

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GARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
MacFARLANE, Sister Margaret Ann Aylmer, SSJD (Sisterhood of Saint_John the Divine)
Peacefully on Saturday September 22, 2007 at 80 years of age in her 54th year of Life Profession. She was born in Renfrew, Ontario, on November 7, 1926, and made her Life Profession as a Sister of Saint_John the Divine on May 3, 1954. Survived by sisters, Mona MacFARLANE and Rose McINTYRE, niece Cindy McINTYRE (husband Jim GARNER), nephew Andy McINTYRE (wife Sharon SWITZER- McINTYRE), and great nieces and nephew. Visitation at Saint_John's Convent, Friday September 28, 2: 30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Requiem Eucharist Saturday September 29, 2007, at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_John's Convent, 233 Cummer Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M2M 2E8. Cremation at Forest Lawn Crematorium following Requiem with ashes to be interred at York Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations in memory of Sister Margaret Ann may be made to the Sisters of Saint_John the Divine in support of their ministry.

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GARNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
WEBB, Donald Bertrand (1929-2007)
Passed away on December 21, 2007 at age 78. Beloved husband for 52 years of Gladys Mae WEBB (née ALEXANDER.) Loving father to Graham (Margaret), Brian (Pauline), and Heather (Mark). Devoted grandfather to Alexandria, Mickeelie and Jacquelyn WEBB. Dear brother of Ross (Karin) WEBB. Predeceased by his parents Bertrand WEBB and Maud GARNER and his sisters Shirley McCULLAGH and Lois LONEY. Don will be fondly remembered and missed by his nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, extended family members and many Friends. Born and raised in Toronto, Don was an employee of the Toronto Transit Commission for 43 years. Throughout his life he was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of Canada, sang in several church choirs, volunteered and demonstrated a philanthropic approach to life. A celebration of Don's life will take place Saturday, January 5th at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto (N. of St. Clair Ave.). Interment of his ashes will follow in the spring at Gladstone Cemetery, New Brunswick In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The House of Compassion of Toronto, The Yonge Street Mission, or a charity of your choice.

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GARNETT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-20 published
BYERS, Sean Paul
In his sleep, on Dundas St. in London, in his 29th year. son of Maurice Paul BYERS of Owen Sound and his wife Anita MEMERY, and Myra Marie GARNETT of Chatham. Sean is survived by his parents, daughter Victoria BYERS (RITCHIE,) stepfather David GARNETT brother Cory of London, brothers Colin, Philip, Richard and Michael and sisters Stephanie, of Chatham and Lisa Marie BYERS- WINGET of Courtnay, British Columbia, step-sister Kylie MEMERY and step-brother Chris MEMERY, both of Owen Sound. Also survived by Grandmother Grace CRAIG and aunt Cindy (CRAIG) DALEY, aunts Sandra (BYERS) BROWN of Owen Sound and Linda BYERS of Port Elgin, and uncles Joseph of Radley, Sasketchewan; Lorne of Hanover, Michael and Timothy both of Port Elgin. Predeceased by Grandfathers Lawrence BYERS and Lionel CRAIG, Grandmother Mabel (WATKINS) BYERS and brother Paul Maurice BYERS. Visitation was at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 James St. at Richmond in London, from 2-4 and from 7-9 on Sunday December 16. Funeral Service was held at the James A. Harris Funeral Home on Monday December 17 at 11am.

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GARNETT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-20 published
BYERS strummed a happy tune
By Randy RICHMOND, Sun Media, Thurs., December 20, 2007
The people of the street gathered for a Christmas party and Sean BYERS was there, of course.
Eating platefuls of food, making people laugh, he won the Christmas carol trivia contest at the party run by Streetlight.
Each player got more points for singing the answers and even more points for getting everyone to sing along.
"Sean got everyone singing," remembers Gil CLELLAND, the director of Streetlight ministry.
When CLELLAND went home that night, Tuesday, December 11, he thought of the joy at the gathering.
"I thought maybe this is that peace that we all hear about at Christmas," he said.
Then came Wednesday.
"And I thought, where is that peace today? I asked God. Where are you? What happened?"
What happened?
BYERS left the party and went to a Unity Project crash bed that night.
Sometime the next morning he left the shelter, then snuck back in. A worker found him in a locked bathroom.
Maybe BYERS, 28, took his own life. Maybe it was an accident. The needle never cares.
The death of the engaging young man has rattled the street to its supposedly hardened core. More than 100 people, from the homeless to the workers helping them, gathered at the Central Library this week to remember.
"Sean was a really awesome guy," said Trevor JOHNSON, a transition services manager at Youth Action Centre.
"He was generous, very well spoken, very well read, intelligent. He struggled at times and made mistakes."
It's hard to pinpoint where and when the struggle began, his mother, Myra GARNETT, told The Free Press. There were problems at home that hit her son hard, she admitted.
"He was a very, very thoughtful boy."
Although he was identified as a gifted pupil in Grade 1, BYERS struggled later in school and by 15 had dropped out and left home. He took the roads so many lost boys take, sometimes turning to drugs and petty crime that led to jail, sometimes trying to make it, getting a job and treatment for his growing addiction.
No matter which way he turned, he played guitar or sketched, and cared for others.
"No matter how much pain he was in, he would see someone else and reach right through his pain to theirs," GARNETT said.
JOHNSON joined the Youth Action Centre about 10 years ago and met BYERS, who was doing volunteer work. BYERS would make ends meet by busking at the market or on weekend nights outside the bars on Richmond Row.
The memorial service was held at the library because he loved books so much, JOHNSON said.
"Give him his coffee, his paper, a smoke and his guitar and he was a happy guy."
BYERS always put on a smiling face to the world. But when he was really down, he took his guitar to the park and played, JOHNSON said.
BYERS and a few other young men his age all became hooked on the needle and hung around together.
One of those men was Jay DUCKWORTH, a Saint Thomas resident, who died December 8. He, too, was remembered this week.
"Although they struggled with self-medicating, they had strong spirits," Jim WATKIN, executive director of the London Harm Reduction Coalition, said at the service.
"You would see it in their eyes. That is what we need to remember. It is not about shame or guilt. We need to get rid of that. We need to let our spirits flourish."
The world looks at the Seans and the Jays as addicts and nothing more, said Matti PAQUIN, once an addict and now a worker at the Unity Project shelter.
"I loved those two boys. They were good people who tended to do drugs."
But their deaths must serve as a warning, others said at the memorial service.
"I cared for these guys for a long time. I hoped a miracle would happen and these men would excel," said Lawrence BOOM of Street Connection, a drop-in centre. "We have to come to terms with this. We have to start looking at drug addiction as an illness, not a weakness."
Over the next few months, city council will wrestle with questions of where to spend this year's budget. The city's community services department wants politicians to spend more money helping the homeless and the addicted.
The people of the street think the government should do more to help as well. In the meantime, they will continue to help each other the best they can. They will gather.
"I think that is where the peace is today," CLELLAND said, his voice breaking with grief at the memorial service.
"The peace we seek at Christmas is that in these tough moments we don't leave each other alone. When we say, 'I need you in my life right now.' "
Who To Call
If you need help:
Youth Action Centre: 519-434-6500
Street Connection: 519-438-7300
Streetlight (Youth for Christ) 686-0093
If you or someone you know is suicidal:
- Distress Centre (24 hours), 667-6711, 667-6600
- London Mental Health Crisis Service (24 hours), 519-433-2023
- Canadian Mental Health Association, 519-434-9191
- Mother Reach Postpartum Depression Line, 519-672-4673

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GARNISS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-24 published
ABERDEIN, " Jake" Gerald.
A sincere thank-you to family, Friends, co-workers, and neighbours for telephone calls, cards, charitable donations, floral tributes and delicious food received during our recent loss. Special thanks to Rob FAWCETT and staff for making a tough time easier, to Martin GARNISS for his comforting words; to the ladies at Saint_John's United for a wonderful lunch, and to all of you who took time to come by and share memories of Jake. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Markdale and Owen Sound hospitals for your care. "The good old hockey game is the best game you can name."
- Velma, Jim, Al and families.
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GARON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-07-01 published
Triple-murder at exclusive Ottawa condo
By Alex HEBERT and Kenneth JACKSON, Sun Media, Sun., July 1, Ottawa -- A retired federal court judge was found dead, bound to a chair and severely beaten in his luxury condominium yesterday along with his wife and elderly neighbour, both of whom had also been bound.
Neighbours identified the victims as Alban GARON, 77, his wife, Raymonde, and Jean Marie (Claire) BENISKOS.
The murders are Ottawa's seventh, eighth and ninth homicides of the year, six of which have occurred in June.
Police responded to a call from a neighbour at 10: 30 a.m. yesterday and arrived at the 10-storey luxury condominium located at 1510 Riverside Dr. to find the bodies of the victims.
Initially, paramedics were called to the scene to deal with stab wounds.
sources said the bodies appeared to have been there for a couple days.
Staff Sgt. Monique PERRAS gave little information about the murders and said there were no details on a weapon, a motive for the killings, or possible suspects.
"Ottawa police are canvassing the neighbourhood and building to find any possible information," she said. "We have no further information at this time."
An autopsy on the bodies -- which were still at the scene yesterday evening -- will be conducted in the next couple days.
Robert DUFAULT, a 15-year resident of the building who knows the GARONs, said the couple lived by themselves. He said BENISKOS, who lived next door to the couple, might be Raymonde's sister.
DUFAULT didn't know anyone who would want to harm the GARONs and said the building has tight security.
"You don't get in there unless you know somebody," he said, adding there are surveillance cameras at the front gate, in the lobbies and in every hallway, as well as a security guard on duty 24 hours a day.
"Nothing ever happens here," he said.
Yesterday, it appeared police were checking the spiked fence in front of the building, which could have served as an entry-point for the killer or killers.
Other residents DUFAULT spoke with were scared to leave their condos, he said.
GARON spent the last 20 years of his career as a judge and eventually chief justice of the Tax Court of Canada before retiring in 2004.

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GARON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-02 published
Triple slaying at upscale condo baffles police
Bodies of retired Ottawa judge, wife and neighbour found bound and gagged on 10th floor
By Daniel LEBLANC with a report from Canadian Press, Page A5
Ottawa -- Ottawa Police were searching yesterday for suspects, and a motive, in the slayings of a retired judge, his wife and a female neighbour on the 10th floor of an exclusive condominium tower.
"At this time, we cannot say if this was a random act or a targeted act. We don't know," Staff Sergeant Monique PERRAS of the Ottawa police told reporters yesterday, a day after the three bodies were found in the high-security Riviera condo complex near the Rideau River.
The victims were identified as former chief justice of the Tax Court Alban GARON, 77, his 70-year-old wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire BENISKOS.
Police did not say how the three died. But according to one neighbour, their bodies were found bound and gagged, apparently stabbed to death, and there was no sign of a forced entry.
"It's appalling, it's just inconceivable," said neighbour Andrée LEMIEUX- MARQUIS, who spent part of the weekend with the man who discovered the bodies.
According to Ms. LEMIEUX- MARQUIS, they were found Saturday morning by Ms. GARON's brother, Jean-Pierre LURETTE, who had not heard from the GARONs for a few days. Mr. LURETTE also lives in one of the three Riviera towers, at 1510 Riverside Dr.
"They were discovered lying on the floor, their faces down, all bloodied," Ms. LEMIEUX- MARQUIS said.
The luxurious, quiet condo towers - home to diplomats, judges and hockey players - has several security features.
There is a security guard at the gate and the complex is studded with cameras. The towers are surrounded by a spiked fence that stands about 1½ metres high.
"You don't get in there unless you know somebody," said Robert DUFAULT, who has lived in the Riviera for 15 years.
Staff Sgt. PERRAS said the three bodies were sent to Toronto for autopsies.
"At this point, we have no additional information in regards to the triple homicide. We have no suspects," she said.
"The major crimes investigators have no information as to the motive of the crime."
However, police hoped that the building's security cameras captured information. "If there are such tapes, they will be seized to help in this investigation," Staff Sgt. PERRAS said.
Mr. GARON became a judge in 1988 and retired in November, 2004, after spending four years at the helm of the Tax Court, which enforces the Income Tax Act among other laws.
Before that, he taught at the University of Ottawa law school part time and worked at Justice Canada, where he rose to the rank of associate deputy minister in the 1980s.
"He was mentally agile and physically fit," Federal Court of Appeal Judge J. Edgar SEXTON told an Ottawa newspaper.
"He told me he was playing golf and enjoying his retirement."
A police officer was stationed all weekend at the Riviera's entrance, checking identification of drivers entering the grounds.
Police took over a condo unit in the building to conduct its investigation. Police officers were also active outside the condo yesterday, at one point supervising a tow truck removing a car from the parking lot.
Staff Sgt. PERRAS said police were working with few details and asked anyone with information to come forward.

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GARON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
GARON, The Honourable Alban, Q.C.
Passed away tragically on Friday, June 29th, 2007, at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 36 years of the late Raymonde GARON (née LURETTE,) also deceased on June 29th, 2007. He was born in St. Lambert (County of Lévis), Québec on March 4th, 1930. son of the late Willie GARON and of the late Amérilda GOULET. He will be sadly missed by Maria Elena DURAN (Michel ROCHON) and his goddaughter Marie Isabelle ROCHON- DURAN. Predeceased by his brother Paulin and survived by his brother Cyprien (Lucette PÉPIN,) his brothers-in-law Jean-Pierre LURETTE (Claudette ROLLIN,) Richard LURETTE (Gaétane LACHANCE,) his sisters-in-law Suzanne LURETTE (late Marcel LANOUE), Gisèle Lurette LÉVEILLÉ. He also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, cousins and numerous Friends. He studied at Laval University in Québec City and at the University of Ottawa. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1955 and was named Queen's Counsel in 1968. He was a part time Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa from 1956 to 1978 and from 1986 to 1992. He practiced law with the Federal Department of Justice from 1955 to 1986 and occupied the following positions: Chief, Legal Services, Department of Public Works from 1959 to 1965; Director, Departmental Legal Services from 1965 to 1974 Assistant Deputy Attorney General from 1974 to 1982; and Associate Deputy Minister of Justice from 1982 to 1986. He was appointed Director of the French legislative drafting program at the University of Ottawa from 1986 to 1988. He was appointed Judge of the Tax Court of Canada in September 1988, Associate Chief Judge in February 1999 and Chief Judge in February 2000. He was Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada from July 2nd, 2003, until his retirement in November 2004.

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GARON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
GARON, Raymonde (née LURETTE)
Passed away tragically on Friday, June 29th, 2007, at the age of 73. Beloved wife of 36 years of the late Alban GARON, former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada, also deceased on June 29th, 2007. She was born on September 23rd, 1933 in Ottawa, Ontario. Daughter of the late Rodolphe LURETTE and of the late Marguerite L'ÉCUYER. She will be sadly missed by Maria Elena DURAN (Michel ROCHON) and her goddaughter Marie Isabelle DURAN- ROCHON. Survived by her brothers Jean-Pierre LURETTE (Claudette ROLLIN,) Richard LURETTE (Gaétane LACHANCE,) her sisters Suzanne LURETTE (late Marcel LANOUE,) and Gisèle Lurette LÉVEILLÉ, her brother-in-law Cyprien GARON (Lucette PÉPIN.) She also leaves behind many nephews and nieces, cousins and numerous Friends. Visitations on Monday, July 9th, 2007, from 2: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. at Racine Robert and Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Road, Ottawa. Funerals will be held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m., at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sussex at Guigues Street in Ottawa. Private family internment at a later date. A 'Bourse commémorative Alban et Raymonde Garon' at the University of Ottawa and a 'Bourse commémorative Alban et Raymonde Garon' at the Montfort Hospital Foundation have been established. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of these funds.

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