HAMLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
WEIR, Doctor Ormond Allison (1920-2007)
With deep sadness we announce the passing of Doctor Ormond Allison WEIR, who died peacefully July 22 at the Kamloops Hospice after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He is dearly missed by his beloved wife of 52 years, the writer Joan Sherman WEIR, by their four sons Ian (Jude), Paul (Sandra), Michael (Jacqueline) and Richard (Coleen), and by grandchildren Christina, Rachelle, Mitchell, Amy, Alexandra, Andrew, Jeannie, Taylor and Houston. Born in Peterborough, Ontario on April 26, 1920, he was the son of Marshall and Maggie WEIR, and the youngest of six siblings. He was predeceased by brothers Harley (Viola), Archie (Margaret) and Clarence (Eunice,) and by sisters Jean HUNTER (Rolly) and Margaret HAMLEY (Harry.) From 1941 to 1945, he served two tours of duty in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator on Pathfinder Force of Bomber Command with 405 Canadian Squadron. After the war he studied medicine at Queen's University, where he also played varsity football and was captain of the basketball team. Completing his MDCM in 1951, he subsequently trained in vascular surgery at Duke University, and in 1958 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. On May 14, 1955, he married Joan SHERMAN, daughter of Anglican Archbishop L. Ralph SHERMAN and Carolyn SHERMAN. In 1959 they moved to Kamloops. He served as Chief of Surgery at Royal Inland Hospital and as President of the Medical Staff, as well as serving as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Advisory Committee for British Columbia and Alberta. A longstanding member of Saint Paul's Church, he was a delegate to three General Synods of the Anglican Church of Canada, as well as serving as a member of the National Executive Council from 1975 to 1978. A man of deep faith, Orm found joy in family, work and Friends. For many years he was an avid member of the self-styled 'Italian Ski Team,' a group of weekend skiers who were not particularly good, or even particularly Italian, but who pursued the activity with great camaraderie and gusto. Throughout his life he was driven by a deep sense of duty to those in need and those less fortunate, arising in part from his own experiences growing up during the Depression. He faced his last battle with enormous dignity, grace and courage. He was an inspiration to us as he lived, and also as he died. Thanks to Greg Phillips and the staff at Kipp-Mallory Drugs, and to the nurses at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at Saint Paul's Cathedral, Kamloops. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com Arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, British Columbia. Telephone 250 374-1454.

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HAMLYN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-26 published
JOHNSTON, Wayne William
Peacefully with his loving family at his side at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Friday, November 23rd, 2007. Wayne William JOHNSTON of Cape Croker in his 58th year. Much loved father of Shannon JOHNSTON, of Cape Croker; and cherished grandfather to little Lorna-Shaye. Brother of Gail JOHNSTON (Reg,) of Toronto Ernestine PROULX, and Basil JOHNSTON, both of Cape Croker; Diane HAMLYN, Keith JOHNSTON, and Janet OMISTEK (Ron,) all of Niagara Falls, New York; and Marylin CORBIER, of Honey Harbour. Predeceased by his parents Victor and Mary; brothers, Elgin “Smokey”, and Gene; and by sisters Gladys and Eileen. Wayne will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Family invite Friends to visit with them at the Maadookii Centre, Cape Croker on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Wayne's life will be conducted from the Cape Croker Community Centre on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. In living memory of Wayne a Cedar tree will be planted at the family home by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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HAMLYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
CONNOLLY Gerard " Gerry" David
Entered into rest suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Friday November 30, 2007 in his 87th year. Gerry was the beloved husband of Caryle SHAUGHNESSY and the late Frances HAMLYN (1988.) Loving father of Father David, James, John Paul and his wife Mary Theresa, Dana JAKOBSEN, Lyle JAKOBSEN and his wife Tammy. Predeceased by his daughter Paula FAIRMAN. Cherished grandpa of Tia, David, Sarah, Erik, Caitlin, Paul, Peter, Avery and Niko. Survived by his son-in-law David FAIRMAN. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters Jack and his wife Murille, Marie and her late husband Frank STRANO, Marguerite, Joan and her late husband Bill ROSS, Kathleen and her husband Paul CAYLEY, Joseph and his wife Gloria, Sheila and her husband Pud JOHNSTON, Bernadette and her husband Ed GREENAN, Bill and his wife Mary and the late Frances and her late husband James MOHER. Friends are invited to call at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street Lindsay (705-328-2721) on Sunday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 40 Russell Street East, Lindsay on Tuesday December 4th at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Lindsay. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Monday at 3: 30 p.m. If desired memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 67, Lindsay and visiting comrades are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Monday at 6: 45 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. service.

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HAMMAR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-08 published
FARWELL, Harold Albert
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at Lanark Heights Long Term Care at the age of 82. Beloved husband of the late Adelle (née TOOKE) (1962) and Katherine (née KARBINER) (2001) FARWELL. Dear father of Sharon MEYER and her husband Dennis of Kitchener and Dennis FARWELL and his wife Kendal of Owen Sound, Peter MacPHERSON and his wife Rose of Sharbot Lake, Ontario and Diane and her husband Bill HAMMAR of Elora. Grandfather of Jeffrey (Jodie), Julie (Dan), Derrick (Laura), Dan, Jennifer, Robert, Meagan and also great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Della VOISIN (Harold) of St. Clements, Robert FARWELL (Lois) of Belleville, Tony FARWELL (Joan) of Cobourg. Brother-in-law of Dorothy FARWELL, Jean FARWELL, Etta FARWELL. Predeceased by parents Robert and Laura (ESBAUGH) FARWELL and brothers Clem, Albert, Lloyd, John and Paschal and his sisters Sister Colette SSND and Carrie. Harold's family will receive relatives and Friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel at 9: 20 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2007 followed by procession to Saint Mark's Catholic Parish, 55 Driftwood Dr., Kitchener for Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. A reception will follow the Funeral Mass in the church hall. Cremation will take place with interment in the family plot at St. Clements Cemetery at a future date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Harold's memorial.

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HAMMEL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
HAMMEL, David
The family of the late David HAMMEL wish to express their sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the Cancer Clinic, the Chemo Dept., Radiology, Medicine 7th floor at Victoria Hospital for their compassion and excellent care. Special thanks to Dr.'s WINQUEST, SAXTON and J.J. Thanks to family, Friends, neighbours for their donations, food, flowers, visits and words of comfort. It was all very much appreciated. Thanks to Pastor Scott DAKIN for his many visits, prayers and spiritual comforting service. Special thanks to Haskett Funeral Home, your professional caring manner was very much appreciated. The Hammel family.

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HAMMELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-07 published
HAMMELL, Roy William
With his family at his side, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. Roy HAMMELL of Owen Sound in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Lily (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON.) Dear father of Marlene and her husband Ron CALHOUN of R.R.#1, Elmwood, Don HAMMELL of Hanover and Elaine and her husband Bryce STEVENSON of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by seven grandchildren Debbie RIBEY, Brian CALHOUN, Trevor CALHOUN, Kevin HAMMELL, Kim BROSS, Lisa McVITTIE and Sherry McCONNELL and eleven great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sister May CORMIER of Tiverton and his sister-in-law Norma HAMMELL of Tara. Predeceased by his brother Lorne HAMMELL. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 6, Owen Sound will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 1: 45 p.m.

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HAMMER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-06-27 published
HUNTER, D. Calder
Passed away suddenly at his Residence, Elmvale on Monday, June 18, 2007. Calder HUNTER, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Pauline (née ROBINSON.) Dear father of Amy Ritchie (Tim FORBES) of Midhurst, Michelle HUNTER (Earl GRAHAM) of Elmvale, Paula (Trevor) HAMMER of Moonstone, Susan HUNTER (Geoff SMITH) of Dorchester and Robert HUNTER of Winnipeg. Loved grandfather of Jordan RITCHIE, Hope GRAHAM, Claire, Christopher and Lily HAMMER and Grace and Carter SMITH. Brother of Evelyn (Elmer) McFADDEN and the late Catherine HUNTER. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Knox-Flos Presbyterian Church or the Collingwood Mental Health Services (Charitable Donations) would be appreciated.
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HAMMILL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-01 published
CARMICHAEL, Donald Lloyd
Passed away peacefully on Saturday July 21, 2007 at Creedan Valley Nursing Home in Creemore in his 91st year. Donald, beloved husband of 64 years of Jean CARMICHAEL (née HAMMILL.) Loving father of Lynda and her husband Gordon ZEGGIL. Cherished grandfather of Heather (Bill GRIFFITH,) Audrey Lynn, Wanda and great-grandfather of Sarah and Danielle. Dear brother of Lorne (Shirley) CARMICHAEL of Delta, B.C.. Predeceased by his son Lorne and parents Daniel and Margaret CARMICHAEL. Visitation took place on Tuesday July 24, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Creemore Chapel, 182 Mill Street. A funeral service was held in the chapel on Wednesday July 25, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Singhampton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Diabetes Association, the General and Marine Hospital of Collingwood or the charity of the donor's choice in Mr. CARMICHAEL's memory. Friends may visit the on-line memorial at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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HAMMOND o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-27 published
SOMERS, Paul
Passed away peacefully at Guelph on Tuesday June 19, 2007. Paul SOMERS in his 57th year, was the beloved companion of Catherine. He was the dear father of Tammy (Jay) McMULLEN, Peter SOMERS, and Shannon SOMERS. Paul was the loving grandfather of Brittany and Rebecca McMULLEN, Ethan SOMERS and Jonathan (J.J.) SOMERS. He was the dearly loved brother of Ruth (John) HAMMOND and uncle of their three boys: Derek, Brett and Joe. Paul is predeceased by his parents Peter and Vivian SOMERS. A Celebration of Life for Paul was held at Saint Mary's Immaculate Church, Collingwood on Saturday June 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Cards available at the Gilbert Macintyre and son Funeral Home, Guelph, 519-822-4731. You may send your condolences to: www.giibertmacintyreandson.com.
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HAMMOND o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-22 published
SOMERS, Paul
Passed away, peacefully, at Guelph, on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Paul SOMERS, in his 57th year, was the beloved companion of Catherine. He was the dear father of Tammy (Jay) McMULLEN, Peter SOMERS, and Shannon SOMERS. Paul was the loving grandfather of Brittany and Rebecca McMULLEN, Ethan SOMERS, and Jonathan (J.J.) SOMERS. He was the dearly loved brother of Ruth (John) HAMMOND, and uncle of their three boys: Derek, Brett, and Joe. Paul is predeceased by his parents Peter and Vivian SOMERS. A Celebration of Life for Paul will be held at Saint Mary's Immaculate Church, Collingwood, on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the Gilbert Macintyre and Sons Funeral Home, Guelph, 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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HAMMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
HAMMOND, Sydney "Ab"
Of Port Stanley, on Monday, January 1, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, in his 86th year. Dearly loved husband of 61 years of Mary HAMMOND and loved father of Bruce and his wife Ruth Ann, Scott and his wife Anne and Dean HAMMOND. Dear father-in-law of Ann BELL of London. Dear brother of Ross and his wife Susan HAMMOND of California. Predeceased by a brother Ralph and two sisters Julia and Marjorie and by two brothers Wilson and Clifford HAMMOND killed as pilots during World War 2. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grand_son Andrew HAMMOND. Ab was born in Montreal on July 19, 1921, the son of the late Henry James and Nellie (LETTS) HAMMOND. He was well respected in business for many years in Saint Thomas where he owned and operated Jennings Furniture. He served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during World War 2 with the Night Intruder Squadron flying Mosquitos over Germany. After the war he was Squadron Leader of the Snowy Owl Squadron for ten years at Crumlin. Ab was a member of the Saint Thomas Curling Club and a member of the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club over 50 years. He was a former member of the Saint Thomas Kiwanis Club and a member of the Golden "K" Kiwanis Club and was a of member of the Port Stanley Legion Branch 410 over 61 years. Ab was a member of the Saint Thomas Masonic Lodge #44 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons He had a great respect for all people and loved and respected nature and the outdoors. He treasured Friends and Friendship. A public service to celebrate Ab's life will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 1: 00 p.m. at First United Church, 7 Curtis Street, Saint Thomas. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital of Western Ontario or the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Palliative Care Unit.) Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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HAMMOND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
FOSTER, Claire (née MacMILLAN)
Of Saint Thomas, wife of the late Charles W. FOSTER (1994,) passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2006, in her 78th year. Mother of Sharon BLAXALL and her husband Jim of London, and David STANKEVICH and his wife Carol of Petrolia. Also survived by four grandchildren, Ryan, Callie, Sara and Louise, and two great-grandchildren, Kristen and Brehndon. Sister of the late June MacMILLAN. Born in Kingston, Ontario, February 18, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Clarence MacMILLAN and the late Elizabeth (WICKHAM) HAMMOND. Claire came to Saint Thomas in 1946 and was a former employee of the Talbot Park Golf Club and Reuben's, Saint Thomas. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and private interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery, London. The family will receive relatives and Friends for a period of fellowship and to share memories of Claire at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 265 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday evening, January 11th between the hours of 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas.

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HAMMOND o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-26 published
SMITH, John Ronald “Jack&rdquo
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, in his 77th year. Jack, beloved husband of the late Madge (née LANKTREE.) Loving father of Michael (Elizabeth,) Clinton (Micheline,) Ruth Anne HAMMOND (Ron), Harry (Mary), Catherine RAMSEY (Keith), Tom (Jane) and Lynne BEAUPRE and (Dale) and Gordon ELLIS. Will be sadly missed by his dear friend Jean JONES of Stayner. Dear brother of Joan BOYCE, Larry SMITH and Beverly HARRISON. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Harry and his parents Harry and Florence SMITH. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2007 at Fawcett Funeral Homes -- Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation commencing 1 hour prior to the service at 12: 00 noon. Cremation, with interment at Thornbury /Clarksburg Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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HAMMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
HAMMOND, Kenneth William
Industrial entrepreneur, concerned environmentalist, teacher-at-heart. Born November 23, 1914, in Guelph, Ontario Died March 26, of natural causes, aged 92.
By Jeremy HAMMOND and Matthew HAMMOND, Page L8
Ken HAMMOND was one of six sons and two daughters born to Oliver HAMMOND, a Guelph-based inventor, and his wife Lillian. Out of poverty and a market-garden existence, four of the brothers turned a fascination with early radio sets into Hammond Manufacturing.
Ken would often gather his grandchildren together - or anyone else's for that matter - to discuss the great themes of nature and mankind. He had a way of enthralling young listeners, even disabled granddaughter Jenny; although unable to understand, she often listened quietly. Such a sitting (he called it "shooting the bull") usually marked the beginning of a grand exposition, one that would start with the tiniest quarks and neutrons and expand, gradually, to the immensities of outer space. Stops along the way encompassed bullfrogs and songbirds, soil science, the formation of the Earth's crust and the dance of predator and prey.
When Ken spoke he often counted his points along the outstretched fingers of an open hand: each topic traced, deliberately and emphatically, all the way along one finger with the index finger of the other hand before moving on to the next. In this manner, one digit at a time, he seemed to weave the whole web of life on Earth together, across all scales of the cosmos, in the space of a single hand.
Ken's keen interests in science and the environment were fostered by some opportune Friendships, and by a lifelong interest in educating himself about the world (in part motivated by his own lack of post-secondary education). Over the years he developed a distinguished and fascinating coterie that included university presidents, farmers, and a career spy. He knew some of the most innovative scientific and industrial figures of his time, partly through a stint on a top-secret military-industrial committee. One especially cherished friend was Doctor Richard Manske, a renowned chemist who memorably challenged Ken: "What could beat learning something new about the universe everyday?"
Decades before such matters were mainstream concerns, Ken was deeply worried - and vocal - about the "human predicament" posed by overpopulation, unsustainable rates of resource consumption, and environmental degradation. Particularly troubling to him was what he called the "economy of waste" that arose after the Second World War, and which he felt was grossly unsustainable in its methods of production and ravenous consumption. These concerns came to define what he hoped to achieve in his lifetime.
Among his many pursuits, Ken advocated actively for environmental programming at the University of Guelph. Here, he was a board member and, with the Guelph Institute for the Environment, supported the Kenneth Hammond Lecture Series, an event that continues to draw impressive speakers and has been heard on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
Admittedly not an optimist about humanity's fate, Ken remained troubled by mankind's trajectory to his last day. He could be provocative (and stubborn) when expressing these beliefs, yet many of the ecological threats he warned of years ago now appear to be farther along an ominous path than most of us expected. Ken saw the potential for action, though. Witnessing a post-war world shaped - rightly or wrongly - by a handful of hard-working visionaries, his overriding wish was that we would galvanize similar global efforts today to tackle the problems before us. Indeed, he would have considered this our species' only hope.
Into his oldest age, Ken was still keen to strike up one of those classic expositions. Some things had aged with him; the hands shook a little, coming to rest frequently on an old cane of Irish thorn; the topics were fewer, and repeated themselves more often. But that index finger would still come out to trace out the paths of Man and Nature; ever young was the weaver of webs. In the hospital shortly before he died, Ken told a grand_son, "I'm going to miss shooting the bull." So will we.
Jeremy and Matthew HAMMOND are Ken's grand_sons

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

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HAMMOND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
CLARK, Rolland M., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.C.A.P. (emeritus)
Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday October 2, 2007 in his 87th year. Director of Laboratories and Chief Pathologist, Oshawa General Hospital, 1955-1984. Graduated from University of Toronto, Medicine, 1950. Trained in pathology at the Toronto General Hospital and Banting Institute. Recipient of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal. Royal Canadian Air Force World War 2 Flying Officer. Loving husband of Mabel (Mabs), father of Steven, father-in-law of Christine, grandfather of Charles and Margaret, brother of the late Isabelle STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and dear brother-in-law of Jane and John HAMMOND, son of the late George and Isabelle CLARK. The family thanks Doctor Max LEUNG for all his kindness and support. Friends are asked to gather in memory of Roly on Thursday October 11, 2007 at 4 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. A reception of Friends to follow at the home of the Clarks. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined, in favor of donations to the Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital Foundation. For online condolences please go to www.armstrongfuneralhome.net

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HAMPSON o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-16 published
BOULIANNE, Phil
Phil BOULIANNE passed away peacefully at Applefest Lodge on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 with his family by his side, at the age of 96. Loving son of the late Pierre and Elmina BOULIANNE. Beloved husband of the late Ruby (née MERCER.) Dear father of Paul, Paula HAMPSON (Peter,) Judy CHALMERS (Ross,) Kathy BEATEN (Wayne,) and Charles (Lynn).
Survived by his sister Jeanne DESROCHES. Predeceased by his brothers Albert, Paul and Noel. Poppa of Bob, Cathy (Tom), George (Anne), Louise, Phil, Jessica, Matthew, Christopher, Sarah, Nicole and Michael.
Great-grandfather of Emily, Zachary, James, Michael and Richard (deceased). At Phil's request, there will be a private family service. A special thank you goes out to Doctor TWIDDY and staff for their help and support, and the staff and residents of Applefest Lodge for their love, care and concern.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted under the care of Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton (613-475-2121). On-line condolences at www.quintefuneralcentres.com.

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HAMPSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-11 published
HAMPSON, Bruce

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HAMPSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
Joe HAMPSON, Folk Musician (1928-2006)
Bassist with The Travellers wrote protest songs and was a spectacular dancer
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Joe HAMPSON played with the folk group The Travellers for more than 40 years, and last played with them at the Canadian Auto Workers convention in August last year. "The Travellers are the entertainers of choice for union conventions and New Democratic Party meetings," said his daughter Randi HAMPSON, a Toronto family lawyer. "He had a deep involvement all his life with many causes. I remember growing up with the ideas of Cesar Chavez and the Californian farm workers. There was always something like that around the house." Talk About Peace was Mr. HAMPSON's signature song, an anti-war ballad he wrote during the Vietnam era.
There's a whole lot of people in this old world living on nothing but hate /
If things don't change around pretty soon, it's going to be too late.
Those are the first two lines of the song, and these are the last two before the chorus: You better listen to the people when they talk about peace, / Hear the children when they call.
"It's as relevant today as it was 35 years ago," said his wife Sharon.
The Travellers hit their peak of popularity during the protest era of the mid- to late 1960s and early 1970s, which coincided with the Vietnam War. "The group was popular on university campuses during the 1960s and early 1970s, corresponding with the years of campus unrest, and its LP of labour songs, A Century of Song (1967), established The Travellers' profile in the Canadian labour movement," says the Canadian Encyclopedia of Music. Centennial year, 1967, was one of the busiest for The Travellers, and they performed more than 100 concerts across Canada.
All during his time with the group, Mr. HAMPSON wrote music, not just for The Travellers but for his wife, who is the Sharon of the group Sharon, Lois and Bram. Although it might be easy to slot Joe HAMPSON as a bearded folk singer, he was much more. For one thing, there were few years when he could make a living just playing for The Travellers, so he did other work.
For a long time he was a carpenter building sets on dozens of movie projects in Toronto. He also renovated houses as a general contractor working all over Toronto and designed furniture.
He was a computer fiend who got into personal computers just as the first models were coming out in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He spent a lot of time advising his Friends and family on their computer problems.
Joe HAMPSON grew up Indianapolis, Indiana He didn't have much of a socialist background. His father Joseph owned a coal mine and was once given a terrible beating by striking coal miners. He had gone out to reason with them but they made him run the gantlet and hit him with baseball bats and sticks.
His mother Dorothy played the piano in silent-movie houses, although she soon gave that up since Joe was born four months after the first "talkie" hit movie theatres, doing away with the pianist's job. His mother did make sure he had grounding in music.
He was also religious as a young man and trained to be a clergyman. Although he died "a pseudo secular Jewish atheist" -- his wife's description -- he studied to be an Episcopalian (Anglican) priest at the University of Western Kentucky. After he dropped out, he moved to Los Angeles and drifted into the edges of the entertainment business.
At one stage he applied to join into the U.S. military but was turned down because of a trick knee. In spite of the bad knee, he mastered ballroom dancing, working for the Arthur Miller dance studios -- and competing in dance contests with the owner's wife, Catherine Murray, as a partner. Joe HAMPSON was a spectacular dancer all his life and loved to show off. He last did a turn on the dance floor at a wedding in May of last year.
He opened several studios for the Arthur Murray group, including one in Oklahoma City. As well as teaching dancing, he also played in bands. One of his musical partners, John Horton, recalled he walked into the Gourd Club in Oklahoma City in 1957 and asked if he could join in.
"I told him no. But he persisted [and] noticed we had an old stand-up bass that was in pretty bad shape. He asked if he could repair it, would we let him play? He fixed it and joined us," said Mr. Horton.
This was the beatnik era, when poetry recitals and folk music filled coffee houses. Mr. HAMPSON and John Horton played folk music with a few groups, the main ones being The Wayfarers and the Phoenix Singers. One of the early partners in the group was Mason Williams, a guitar player who composed the hit Classical Gas and was a regular on the Smothers Brothers' television show.
They branched out and played at rodeos as back-up for an actor called Dale Robertson. He was famous for his role as a Jim Hardie, a troubleshooter in the television series Tales of Wells Fargo. Mr. Horton recalled that they didn't play country music at rodeos, but stuck to folk.
On one occasion, the two men were playing back-up for a black group in Virginia Beach, Va. It was 1963, and Mr. Horton remembered Martin Luther King had been through town just the week before. When they went to get their motel rooms, the owner told them there were no rooms for the black musicians.
"We said you can have our rooms," recalled Mr. Horton. All of a sudden there were no rooms for anyone. The two men decided they couldn't ignore the issue so they called the sheriff who settled the dispute by escorting everyone to a friendlier motel.
There was a more pleasant incident a couple of years earlier when the group was playing in Denver and Mr. HAMPSON spotted a young folk singer in the audience. He announced that he was going to marry her, and he did, although it was two years later.
She was Sharon TROSTIN from Toronto. At first the couple lived in Indianapolis, but Mr. HAMPSON was asked by the singer Jimmy Rodgers -- whose biggest hit was Honeycomb -- whether he wanted to play with his group. Joe and Sharon HAMPSON moved to Los Angeles. After a couple of years she became homesick and they returned to Toronto and stayed there. It was 1964, and the next year Joe HAMPSON joined The Travellers. He stayed in Canada for the rest of his life.
Along with playing bass in The Travellers, he was trained as a timpanist -- someone who plays the kettle drums, triangles, glockenspiel and other percussion instruments in a symphony orchestra. He was listed as a timpanist with the musicians' union and 10 years ago he started playing with the North York Concert Orchestra. They honoured him at a concert in December.
Joseph Lawrence HAMPSON was born on February 19, 1928, in Indianapolis. He died of lung cancer, although he had quit smoking decades ago, in Toronto on November 30. He is survived by his wife Sharon, his daughter Randi and his sons Geoff and Joe.

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