GRIFFORE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-09-07 published
Memorial today for Comber teen
By Sun Media Staff, Fri., September 7, 2007
A memorial service is scheduled today for students and staff of the Pain Court high school attended by Lilliane GAGNIER, 17, who died after a head-on crash Tuesday.
GAGNIER, of Comber, had been driving to ecole secondaire catholique de Pain Court on the first day of school with her sister, Emily, 16, when the crash occurred. Students have since had grief counselling and gathered for prayers, said Janine GRIFFORE, director of eduction for the Conseil scolaire de district des ecoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest. "Her close Friends are still in shock and all the students are very much grieving right now," she said yesterday. "It's a very tight-knit school, and they grieve as a family." The younger sister, Emily, was still in hospital.

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GRIGGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-12 published
GRIGGS, Mary Ann (formerly WEST, née ENGLISH)
Of Durham, Ontario was born February 1924 in Toronto and died Saturday, November 10, 2007 in Toronto at the age of 83. Survived by her sons, Ian, Andrew and Stephen and their families, including her many grandchildren and her great-grand_son. Predeceased by her husbands John H. GRIGGS and William J. WEST. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of Princess Margaret Hospital who helped her through her final days. A memorial service will be held from Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd. (416) 423-1000, on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 1 p.m. Private burial to follow in Hamilton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders, 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9.

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GRIGGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
GRIGGS, Mary Ann (formerly WEST, née ENGLISH)
Of Durham, Ontario was born February 1924 in Toronto and died Saturday, November 10, 2007 in Toronto at the age of 83. Survived by her sons, Ian, Andrew and Stephen and their families, including her many grandchildren and her great-grand_son. Predeceased by her husbands John H. GRIGGS and William J. WEST. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of Princess Margaret Hospital who helped her through her final days. A memorial service will be held from Heritage Funeral Centre, 50 Overlea Blvd. (416) 423-1000, on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 1 p.m. Private burial to follow in Hamilton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders, 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9.

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GRIGORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
HALLAMORE, June Ellen (née MUIR)
(December 14, 1924-September 16, 2007)
June Ellen HALLAMORE, born December 14, 1924, passed away peacefully following a short illness on September 16, 2007. June was predeceased by her husband of forty-two years, Ralph, and her brother Craig MUIR.
Friend to all whom she met and loved by those who knew her; June brought sunshine into all of our lives. June's infectious laugh touched all those who met her. She was a proud Canadian, and particularly enjoyed her involvement with the Women's Canadian Club.
She is missed by her son Brian and his wife Cathy, as well as her grandchildren, Christopher, Lindsay (Vlad GRIGORE) and Joel (Christy ROBERTSON.) As well by her five nieces, Cathy KURCEBA, Susan TOERING, Nancy GILES, Susan LEWIS, Marian WILLIAMSON and their families and by Al MATTHEWS and his family. What turned out to be the last year of June's life was made particularly happy due to her loving relationship with Joe NEALE, who shares in her loss.
A Gathering to celebrate June's life will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Calgary Health Trust in support of (Rockyview General Hospital, Unit 57). 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 6A5 Telephone: (403) 943-0615. Our sincere gratitude to her doctor for many years, Doctor Gordon Melling, and especially to the nurses and doctors on Unit 57 at the Rockyview General Hospital, whose support and kindness meant so much to us.
In living memory of June HALLAMORE, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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GRILO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-30 published
GRIFFIN, Norma Beverly (née MUNRO,)
On May 26, 2007, at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, just shy of her 75th Birthday, June 5, 1932. Beloved wife of Sydney P. GRIFFIN for 51 years, loving and devoted mother of Derek R. GRIFFIN (Elizabeth) of Toronto and Eleanor G. GRILO (Carlos) of Mississauga. Proud and adoring nanny of Connor, Kevin and Brooke GRILO. Dear sister of Margaret ZABKAR (Ed) of Fort Myers, Florida and the late Reid MUNRO (Marg) and the late Barbara HESS (David, deceased.) Norma, (formerly of Montreal and Asbestos, Quebec), was the most wonderful individual in the world; warm and a great person to be around. An advisor and confidant to many. Known for her kindness, wisdom and great sense of humour. Friends felt better after being in her company. Her grandchildren will miss her chocolate chip cookies and muffins! Norma has waived a funeral. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 1st, 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_John's Dixie Cemetery, 737 Dundas St. East, Mississauga (Dundas and Cawthra). Reception to follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions in Norma's memory may be made to the charity of your choice and would be greatly appreciated by the family. cgrilo@sympatico.ca
Arrangements entrusted to Tranquility Burial and Cremation Services Inc. (905) 855-7565.

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GRIME o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
GRIME, Leonard
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Friday, January 5th, 2007, Mr. Leonard GRIME, in his 103rd year. Loving husband for 71 years and life long love of Mrs. Mary "Muriel" GRIME. Dear father of Lionel James GRIME and Marilyn Elizabeth WHITE/WHYTE. Dear grandfather of Laura CHRISTIE (née GRIME), Tammy GRIME, Thomas GRIME, Allison WHITE/WHYTE and Kevin WHITE/WHYTE; great-grandfather of Maxwell CHRISTIE, Charlotte CHRISTIE, Bradley WHITE/WHYTE and Jessica WHITE/WHYTE. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London (519-434-9141) on Monday, January 8, 2007 from 1-2 p.m. Service from the Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto on Tuesday, January 9th at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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GRIMES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
CATER, Sheila (née CURRY)
With her children at her side providing love and support, Sheila CATER (CURRY) of Point Edward lost her courageous battle with cancer at Bluewater Health -- Norman Site's Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the age of 66. Sheila will be remembered for her independent spirit, her love of Friends and family, her wonderful sense of humour, positive outlook and her selfless attitude when thinking of others. She was supported in her short fight by her many Friends and was determined to be a survivor. Sheila is lovingly remembered by her daughter Leslie (Greg) GRIMES of Cambridge and by her son Gary (Ati POWELL) CATER of Brights Grove. She will be forever remembered as Nanny by her grandchildren Eric and Lindsay GRIMES. She is survived by her former husband James CATER of Sarnia and is predeceased by her parents Harry and Lillian CURRY. She will be missed by Jonathan, Philip and Scott POWELL. Sheila's friend Bruce GATES was a special person in her life and she had many dear life long Friends who meant the world to her. She will be sincerely missed by her relatives back home in England, the residents of the Point, Friends at the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman's Club, Sarnia Yacht Club, Tuesday Executive Ladies' Golf Club and by the employees at Chalmers' Construction from where she retired just one short year ago. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 12-2 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. in the chapel, officiated by Angela MacDONALD. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends who wish may forward memorial donations to the Breast Cancer Society, 118 Victoria Street, Sarnia N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com A tree will be planted in memory of Sheila Cater in the McKenzie and Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication Service Sunday, September 16th, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation area.

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GRIMOLDBY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-16 published
GRIMOLDBY, Bernadine
On Sunday, October 14th, 2007. Bernadine GRIMOLDBY of Owen Sound in her 90th year. Loving mother to Sherline and her husband Paul APAS of Michigan, Jim and his wife Joyce of Owen Sound, and Garry and Cheryl HOUSTON of Ingersol. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please call Tannahill Funeral Home 519-371-3710 for more information.

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GRIMOLDBY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-17 published
GRIMOLDBY, Bernadine (née BECHARD)
On Sunday, October 14th, 2007 at Hannah Walker Place. Bernadine GRIMOLDBY (née BECHARD) of Owen Sound in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband James. Loving mother to Sherline and her husband Paul ADAS of Utica, Michigan, Jim and his wife Joyce of Owen Sound, and Garry and Cheryl of Ingersol. Sadly missed by grandchildren Debbie, Chuck, Linda, Michelle, Jamie, Susan, Linda Ann, Kevin, Trevor, and by several great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Joseph BECHARD, sister-in-law Evelyn CHRISTENSON, and special friend Marion GRIFFIN. Predeceased by her sister Loretta BROWN. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. A Ladies Legion Auxiliary Service will take place at 6: 45 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the chapel, Friday, October 19th at 11 o'clock. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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GRIMSBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
REED- LEWIS, Harry William
Peacefully, with his family at his side, at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, in his 85th year. Beloved and fully devoted husband of Jeanne for 60 great years. Loving father of Patty McCONNELL (Michael) of Burlington, Mary Peg PARKIN (Brock) of Waterloo, Nancy HAMILTON (Gord) of St. Catharines, Janet SHELTON (Bob) of Tillsonburg, Jennifer REED- LEWIS (Bob FRANKS) of North Vancouver. Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also missed by sisters Joan, Peggy, Molly, Nella, and Dorothy. Predeceased by brother Fr. Leo REED- LEWIS. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) www.smithsfh.com

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GRIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-25 published
ANDERSON, Evelyn Marguerite (LISCOMBE)
At Summit Place Retirement Residence in Owen Sound on Thursday June 21, 2007. The former Evelyn LISCOMBE of Owen Sound and formerly of Meaford, at the age of 83. Predeceased by her husband, Lloyd ANDERSON, on November 1, 1986. Loving mother of David and his wife Marie of Chatsworth, Bonnie and her husband Jake GRIN of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Mavis and her husband Wade WILLIAMSON of Keady, Michael and his wife Dianne of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Patricia and her husband Fred DAWSON of Allenford, Charles and his wife Vicki of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, and Norma-Jean and her husband Lance EMBREE of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mavis LEE of Norland and Florence ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and her husband Bill of Wilberforce. Predeceased by a brother, Bill LISCOMBE, and a sister, Marion SCOTT. A memorial service will be conducted at the Owen Sound Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness at Rockford on Wednesday June 27 at 2 p.m. Interment of Evelyn's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetey in Meaford at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, or a charity of choice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher Street East, Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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GRINDLAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-11 published
HOUGHTON, Tom Hadley, C.D., B.A., M. Ed.
Suddenly on August 8th, 2007 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 62 years to Dorothy and loving father of John (Sara) and Ruth WOLFF (Gary;) devoted grandfather of Geoffrey, Heather, Jessica and Robert; dear brother to Roberta LANGDON (Ken) and Ruth GRINDLAY. Retired Director of Education for the Borough of York and Past Master, Doric Pickering Masonic Lodge. Tom was loved and will be sadly missed by his many relatives and Friends. Visitation at Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Sunday, August 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Service on Sunday at 7: 00 p.m. Funeral Service at All Saints' Anglican Church (300 Dundas Street West, Whitby) on Monday, August 13th at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. at the church. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Masonic Foundation of Ontario or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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GRINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-07 published
GRINER- MOORE, Marjorie (née LITTLE)
Died peacefully on August 29th 2007 at North York General Hospital, in her 94th year. Marjorie was born on November 8th, 1913 in Toronto, the eldest daughter of Robert LITTLE and Mary McIVOR of Liverpool, England. She was predeceased by her mother in 1927, her father in 1975, her son David in 1970, her first husband George GRINER in 1989, her second husband Dinty MOORE in 1998 and her sister Doris in 2002. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter Wendy BALLANTYNE (Donald,) her three grandchildren Peter (Jo-Anne) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Robert of Toronto and Karen of Edinburgh, Scotland as well as her youngest sister Phyllis (Andy) SALTER. According to her wishes, Marjorie has been cremated and a private family gathering to celebrate her long life has been held. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. The family would like to thank the nursing and medical staff of 7 North and 5 West at the hospital for their excellent and compassionate care of Marjorie. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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GRINTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-11 published
Only one gun used in fatal Toronto shooting
By Jonathan JENKINS, Sun Media, Mon., June 11, 2007
Toronto -- Just one gun was used to pump bullets into the packed Honda carrying Jose Hierro SAEZ and several Friends, killing the teen and wounding three other men, police said yesterday, dismissing the suggestion the victims fired back.
"We have no evidence to support anyone in the Honda firing back," Toronto police homicide Det.-Sgt. Gary GRINTON said.
"If it's a gunfight, it's an awfully one-sided one."
Hierro SAEZ, 19, was hit in the head and pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon.
"It's not a good time right now," said a man outside the victim's townhouse, just metres from where he died.
GRINTON said SAEZ was working as a shipper-receiver and living with his mother and sister.
Like the three other men injured with him, he was known to police, but only in "a very minor way," GRINTON said, adding police have no firm reason why their car was targeted.
"There's a lot of different possibilities that we're getting, but none that we've confirmed and none that are terribly plausible, to be honest," GRINTON said.
"There's a lot of stuff we're looking at, but nothing I could say."
McFrinn PADDY, 19, Moustaffa OMAR, 20, and Matthew DALE, 18, were all injured in the barrage, fired from inside a silver Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle about 3 p.m.
All three are speaking with police about the shooting.
One of the men was released from hospital Saturday, a second was expected to be released yesterday and the third was to be treated for about a week, the detective said.
"They're very lucky, especially the one chap who got it in the stomach," GRINTON said.
The shooting continued for about 50 metres, he said.

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GRINTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-28 published
Common-law spouse faces charges in slayings Headline
By Canadian Press, Fri., December 28, 2007
Toronto -- Police say a 27-year-old man will face four charges following the deaths of a woman and a boy in a west-end Toronto apartment.
Police say a 22-year-old woman, identified as Iliada ZOIS, and a 14-year-old boy were slain in a high-rise apartment, raising Toronto's 2007 murder count to 84 -- five short of the city's 1991 record.
Sgt. Gary GRINTON said the suspect, in hospital with stab wounds to his stomach area, called 911 to report the deaths at about 6 a.m.
Grinton said 27-year-old Nana YAW will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and forcible confinement once he is released from hospital.
GRINTON said the murder scene was "one of the more grisly" he had ever seen.
He added that the suspect was the victim's common-law husband, but did not indicate if or how either is related to the unidentified teenage victim.

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GRINTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
son may have been target
Police make arrest in woman's death
By Raveena AULAKH and Timothy APPLEBY, Page A8
Toronto -- Jean SPRINGER may have been shot down when she tried to protect her youngest son from a friend who showed up at her front door with a gun, according to a Toronto police source.
Ms. SPRINGER, 60, was killed on New Year's Day by a single bullet that struck her in the face. She was pronounced dead at Sunnybrook hospital, becoming the city's first homicide victim of 2007.
Heavily armed officers arrested 26-year-old Altaf IBRAHIM 12 hours later in his basement apartment in Scarborough, a few minutes drive from the SPRINGER home. He is charged with first-degree murder, a charge that implies the killing was planned.
A police source said last night that the gunman may have been looking for Ms. SPRINGER's youngest son Antoine, also 26, when he arrived at the SPRINGER home in the Malvern neighbourhood about 2: 30 p.m.
"It looks like there was some kind of dispute between the two young men and Ms. SPRINGER got between and got shot," a police source said.
The accused is said to have known Ms. SPRINGER's youngest son, who along with an older brother was in his mother's Snowball Crescent home Monday as she prepared New Year's Day dinner.
"They grew up together, at least from their teen years," said Detective Gary GRINTON of the Toronto homicide squad.
Mr. IBRAHIM lives alone in an apartment on Brimorton Drive. He was arrested about 2 a.m. yesterday without a struggle. Clad in orange prison garb, he appeared briefly in court in Scarborough yesterday and was remanded in custody. Police were still seeking the handgun allegedly used to kill Ms. SPRINGER, known locally as "Auntie Jeannie."
"You have what I believe was a truly innocent woman just going about her business," Det. GRINTON said of Ms. SPRINGER, widely described as an exemplary citizen, devoted parent and regular worshipper at the Malvern Methodist Church. "It's shocking."
Neither Mr. IBRAHIM nor any members of the SPRINGER family have criminal records. And if there was any animosity before Monday's shooting, it had not been manifest in the shape of threats or any physical altercations, Det. GRINTON said.
Nor were any gang affiliations involved, he said. "None whatsoever."
He dismissed a news report that said the gunman yelled "Happy New Year," as he opened fire, but agreed that because Ms. SPRINGER let him into her home, she likely perceived no threat.
Beyond stating that postshooting 911 calls were received from several neighbours, as well as from within the SPRINGER home, detectives would not say what led them to charge Mr. IBRAHIM so quickly.
Yesterday, at the three-unit house where Mr. IBRAHIM has lived since last summer, few neighbours seemed to know much about the basement apartment's tall, solitary occupant, who would sometimes step outside for a cigarette but mostly kept to himself.
"He moved in when the new owner bought the house," said George BOORNE, who lives across the street and saw the 2 a.m. arrest. "But I never saw him around."
At the SPRINGER home yesterday, Friends and neighbours voiced shock and sorrow at the brutal death of a woman described as a popular pillar of the community who often helped organize local events.
"I met her on New Year's Eve at the home of one of our sisters, we had a good time," said Norma McKENZIE, who had known Ms. SPRINGER at the Malvern Methodist Church for 10 years.
Ms. McKENZIE described the family of four as God-fearing, close-knit, regular church-goers. "Antoine was part of my team at Ford company and we worked well together."
Other worshippers concurred in praising Ms. SPRINGER's devotion to family and church.
"She was closely involved with the church," said Sandra LECKY, church secretary. "We know where she is today -- there was no victory here."
Church staff brought in extra chairs yesterday evening as mourners packed in to pay their respects. Those in attendance hugged and consoled one another, occasionally rising in songs.
Reading from a statement prepared by Ms. SPRINGER's family -- most attended the service but did not want to speak to reporters youth pastor Marlon MITCHELL described her as "… quiet, charming, intelligent and very much understated in manner. She had style and flair, but all of it counted for nothing compared to how much she celebrated her relationship with God through Jesus Christ."
Ms. SPRINGER was born in 1946 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. As a student, she won a scholarship to a grammar school for girls and eventually earned a teacher's diploma. She arrived in Canada in the late 1960s, and initially continued teaching primary school. However, she soon switched jobs, becoming an accountant. Self-employed, she stayed in that line of work until her death.
But it was her religious faith that stood out above all else, Friends said yesterday. Indeed, it is that faith that now allows her family to bear no grudges against the man accused of stepping into her home and taking her life.
"Today we mourn her loss, but our faith calls on us to forgive others [as] God has in Christ forgiven us," Mr. MITCHELL read from the family's statement yesterday. "Jean had a forgiving spirit and we are sure that she would want us to forgive whoever has committed this senseless act."

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GRINTON 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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GRINTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-12 published
Fatal stabbing shakes Toronto schools
Scarborough student slain at lunchtime
By TIMOTHY APPLEBY with reports from Unnati GANDHI, Jennifer LEWINGTON, Karen HOWLETT and Shawn McCARTHY, Page A1
Toronto -- In a lunch-hour confrontation that dispatched fresh shock waves across Toronto's school system, a 16-year-old Scarborough student was stabbed to death yesterday on a walkway leading from his high school.
Homicide detectives were hunting at least one suspect, seen fleeing the crime scene at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute in a speeding car, and offered little insight into why the youth - identified by CTV News last night as Denesh MURUGIAH - had been killed.
Suspicion, however, immediately fell on a long-simmering rivalry between Tamil factions, whose animosity is believed responsible for a firebombing and a stabbing in the same neighbourhood in April.
What was certain was that the teen's death came just four months after the shooting death of teenager Jordan MANNERS in a high school on the other side of the city. And, moreover, it had the hallmarks of being planned.
"My Friends told me they saw the victim standing there when two guys came up behind him and said, 'Do you want to do this now?' recounted Ajay MANGARA, 18, who lives a few doors from the school, near Lawrence Avenue and Kennedy Road.
"Then they saw the guy screaming on the ground, 'Help me, help me.' "
The teen was stabbed several times in the stomach and showed no vital signs when paramedics responded to the 12: 05 p.m. call. He died soon after in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Word on the street is that the killing stemmed from "Tamil reprisals," Mr. MANGARA said, echoing the opinion of a Lawrence Avenue pizza parlour operator that caters to many Winston Churchill pupils.
If so, it is not the first time police attention has been drawn to a Tamil-based gang conflict, loosely spread across half a dozen Scarborough schools.
Students milling around the collegiate in the bright sunshine yesterday seemed to know little about the victim, a new arrival in his second week of school, and some appeared strikingly unaffected.
As television cameras hovered, several urged their Friends, "Don't snitch, don't talk."
Yesterday's killing was Toronto's 57th of 2007 - 11 more than had occurred at the same time last year.
The principal suspect is thought to be a male with brown skin, 17 or 18 years old, about 5 foot 5, wearing black jeans, a black zip-up hoodie and a bandana covering his face.
Also sought is a light blue Honda, probably a mid-1990s Civic, in which the killer or killers are believed to have fled.
Whether any of them also attended Winston Churchill was unknown.
But 41-year-old floor installer Jim NIKOLAKAKOS, an alumnus who has lived close to the walkway for most of his life, said the school has become markedly rougher in recent years and that tensions were often evident.
"There's a lot of rivalry going on in the school - kids from this school, kids from other schools - they get together in little gangs and it's all, 'You said this, you said that,' " he said.
"The whole school has changed; inside there's graffiti all over the place, it's not kept up. There's no respect any more for anything… Things have changed."
Others familiar with the sprawling 1,200-student school disagreed.
Jessica COPELAND, 19, was a student for five years and wept yesterday as she arrived home to learn what had taken place almost on the doorstep of her Flora Drive home.
"I just can't believe something like this would happen at Churchill it was a really good school for me, the teachers were nice," she said.
"There were incidents, yeah, but they were really contained and personally I never saw anybody with any weapons, not in five years. Nothing ever got out of hand like this."
Toronto Police Service Inspector Kathryn MARTIN said much the same.
"I'm very familiar with the neighbourhood, I've spent 13 years working in 41 Division and this is a very good school… so I'm thinking this is an incident unrelated to the school itself."
Winston Churchill, however, is adjacent to a community centre that last year installed closed-circuit cameras because of fights. And in the past, local councillor Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON has asked nearby retailers not to sell knives.
Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said of yesterday's homicide that he was "not shocked but saddened."
Gerry CONNELLY, director of education at the Toronto District School Board, denied rumours that the victim had been transferred to Winston Churchill because of behavioural problems.
In fact, she said, the teen was a new student because he and his family had moved into the Lawrence and Kennedy area from Don Mills.
"I can't speak to behavioural issues, but he was not a transfer student," she said.
The fatal stabbing nonetheless reignited the issue of safe schools, which erupted in May after 15-year-old Jordan MANNERS was shot to death at his school in the Keele and Finch area.
As police quizzed witnesses: at nearby 41 Division yesterday, Detective Sergeant Gary GRINTON of the homicide squad alluded to Jordan's death, in which two 17-year-olds have been charged with first-degree murder, and appealed for public help.
"Do the right thing, come forward, man up," he urged the suspect.
Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty commented on the stabbing during a campaign stop in Markham, Ontario, last night. "As Premier, and maybe more importantly just as a dad, I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the family and Friends of this young man who lost his life today in a senseless tragedy," he said.
Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory described the homicide as symptomatic of a larger problem - the Liberal government's alleged failure to crack down on violent crime.
"We simply let this kind of thing go on," Mr. Tory said. "We simply have to deal with this kind of crime and the causes of this kind of crime."

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GRINTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
Housekeeper found dead in Mississauga mansion
By Timothy APPLEBY with a report from Unnati GANDHI, Page A14
The multimillion-dollar home of a successful Indo-Canadian businessman turned into an investigation scene yesterday after the lifeless body of a housekeeper was found inside, police said.
The 27-year-old woman was discovered inside a mansion on Doulton Place in the Mississauga Road and Dundas Street West area, after one of the homeowners called police Monday evening, Peel police Constable Adam MINNION said last night.
Neighbours said the victim was a domestic maid who was often seen in and around the house, which is surrounded by a wrought-iron fence and backs onto the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club.
The home was purchased in 1998 for $823,000 by Vasdev (Dave) CHANCHLANI, transferred to daughters Sonia and Tina CHANCHLANI for a nominal $2 and registered in the two women's names in 2004, property records show.
Mr. CHANCHLANI is the Chief Financial Officer of Toronto-based Sigma Global Solutions, while his wife, Jayshree, is a Brampton family physician. The couple also have a son, Neil, who is attending university in Britain.
Dr. CHANCHLANI did not answer calls to her cellphone yesterday evening.
Police released no names or a cause of death, but said they were looking for a suspect who likely knew the victim. They also confirmed she was a housekeeper.
Meanwhile, Toronto's homicide tally for the year rose to 64 early yesterday with the stabbing death of a pregnant 25-year-old North York woman whose common-law husband was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
Aysan SESEN was stabbed in the abdomen. Her seven-month-old fetus died as a result of the violence, despite an emergency cesarian section in hospital.
However, there is no scope under the Criminal Code for laying murder charges involving an unborn child.
"A being has to be born and take a breath, basically," Detective Sergeant Gary GRINTON of the homicide squad said.
A second woman, aged 44 and believed to be the mother of the accused, was also stabbed and was waiting last night for plastic surgery on a badly injured arm.
Turan COCELLI, 30, who is believed to be the father of Ms. SESEN's baby, faces charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Police from 31 Division were called at around 1 a.m. to a bungalow on Whitburn Crescent, near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West.
Det. Sgt. GRINTON would not say whether the 911 call came from Mr. COCELLI, an unemployed carpenter on compensation. But he confirmed that when police arrived at the home, the accused was there.
Both the accused and the two victims shared the home but there is no record of police having been called there before, Det. Sgt. GRINTON said, adding the baby would have been the couple's first child.
The woman believed to be Mr. COCELLI's mother remained under sedation and had not been interviewed, he added.

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GRINTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-28 published
Troubled relationship ends in tragedy
Domestic dispute on Christmas Day leaves two dead in Rexdale apartment
By Kenyon WALLACE and Dakshana BASCARAMURTY, Page A12
Iliada ZOIS dreamed of one day seeing her face on more than just the cover of Wal-Mart Canada's World magazine.
The 22-year-old Toronto resident, who imagined becoming an actor and model, instead spent her last few weeks working two full-time retail jobs and confiding in co-workers and Friends about a difficult five-year relationship with her boyfriend.
Ms. ZOIS and a 14-year-old boy were found dead in the woman's Rexdale high-rise apartment after a Christmas Day domestic dispute that turned violent, police said yesterday.
Detective Sergeant Gary GRINTON of the Toronto police homicide squad said the bodies of the two victims weren't discovered until Wednesday night, when a 16-year-old man suffering from knife wounds walked into the 23 Division police station just a few blocks from the high-rise, and led officers to Apartment 217 at Beacon Hill Towers on 2737 Kipling Ave., just north of Finch Avenue West.
"This was a domestic situation that went really bad," Det. Sgt. GRINTON said. "It was one of the nastier ones I've seen… in the 30 years I've been on the job."
Yesterday, police arrested 27-year-old Nana YAW, whom they identified as Ms. ZOIS's common-law partner, and charged him with two counts of second-degree murder. He was also charged with one count each of attempted murder and forcible confinement.
Det. Sgt. GRINTON said Mr. YAW called police from a phone booth near Steeles and Kipling Avenues at about 6 a.m. yesterday and turned himself in. The man underwent surgery for non-life-threatening knife wounds at a Toronto hospital, but Det. Sgt. GRINTON would not say if they were related to the Christmas Day dispute. Police said the two teens were relatives of Ms. ZOIS.
It was no secret to Ms. ZOIS's Friends, co-workers and a neighbour that the woman was in a troubled relationship.
"I knew she was having problems with her boyfriend but I had no idea it was this bad," said a woman who worked with Ms. ZOIS at Fairview Mall's La Senza Girl, and asked that her name not be used.
Darren CEDAR, a man who claims to have had a 10-year online Friendship with Ms. ZOIS, said the woman told him she was scared of her boyfriend and had recently been looking to move out of their shared apartment.
Ingrid WILSON, whose apartment is on the same floor as Ms. ZOIS's, said she frequently encountered the couple in the hallway after they moved in more than a year ago.
"They seemed okay together," she said. "No jealousy."
But recently it seemed trouble was brewing between them, she said, adding that for two weeks she had heard yelling coming from the apartment late at night and early in the morning.
"On the weekends I usually heard lots of fighting on that side. Lots of noise - loud," Ms. WILSON said.
Shiva TAGHANI, who had worked with Ms. ZOIS at La Senza Girl for more than four years, said the woman was "a very hard worker" who spent 100 hours a week at two jobs. Ms. ZOIS also worked at a west-end Wal-Mart.
Ms. ZOIS's profile on the social-networking website Facebook proudly displays a scan of herself on the cover of Wal-Mart Canada's in-house magazine, as well as many self-taken glamour shots and an application where other users can rate her "hotness."
"She always wanted to do more with her life and always wanted to be famous," said Cheyenne KIRBY, who attended Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute with Ms. ZOIS. She said Ms. ZOIS, who had also studied child psychology at Centennial College, had dreamed of becoming a model or an actress.
Yesterday afternoon, Toronto police officers guarded Ms. ZOIS's apartment, which was still a crime scene. With a box of latex gloves and empty bags for evidence collection, they stationed themselves in front of the door, which was stripped of paint and had its peephole taped over.
Det. Sgt. GRINTON said Mr. YAW's forcible-confinement charge stems from the fact that the 16-year-old male who led police to the crime scene was confined in the apartment and at another undisclosed location. The man was treated for his wounds at a Toronto hospital yesterday and released.
Mr. YAW is expected to appear in court today.

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

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GRISHABER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
HODDER, Leslie Roger " Les"
It is with great sadness that Les's family announces his peaceful passing on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at The Scarborough General Hospital. Loving husband of Donna and Father to Chad. Dear Brother of Vivian INGRAM (Wes), Frances HOWSE (Wilson), Olive INGRAM, Linda HEBERT (Garry GLOVER), Marilyn HODDER, Will HODDER (Louise KAZARIAN- HODDER), Katherine GRISHABER (Brian), Dallas FRANKLIN (Michael REYES), Donna WOODS (Doug,) Norm HODDER (Donna.) Les will also be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews as well as dear Friends. A Memorial service will be held at The Pine Hills Visitation Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, on Friday July 6th at 2 p.m. in the Pine Hills Chapel. In memory of Les, donations may be made to the Scarborough General Hospital Critical Care Unit, Scarborough, Ontario.

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GRIVALSKY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
BEAL, George Alan
Passed away at St. Andrew's Terrace, Cambridge, on Saturday, December 1, 2007 in his 80th year. George Alan BEAL was born March 14, 1928 in Orillia, grew up in North Bay, and lived in Toronto, Brantford and Cambridge. Loving and cherished husband of Bernice BEAL. Devoted father of Tim BEAL and his wife Leslie ERSKINE, Anne Marie STUBLEY, Patti ARNOLD and her husband Steve, Sue STUBLEY, Tom BEAL and his wife Heather WHITTINGTON. Special grandfather of Kris BEAL, Jayme BEAL and his wife Ester, Robyn BEAL, Lisa GRIVALSKY, Stephanie ARNOLD, Jessica ARNOLD, and Veronica Whittington BEAL and great-grandfather of four great-grandchildren. George was the captain of both the North Bay basketball and football team and led them both to Northern Ontario Championships. George was the Past President of the Galt Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, Past Dealer of Home Hardware, Cambridge and Canadian Tire where he was also the Director, as well as the Director for Friends of the Environment. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of George's life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Rd., Cambridge, on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Medical Day Care, by contacting Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, (519) 621-1650.

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