JOHANNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-08 published
JOHANNSON, Edgar
Passed away July 31, 2007, at the age of 84 at the Chesley, Ontario hospital after complications from a broken hip. He was born Christmas Day, December 25th, 1922, in Edmonton, Alberta. He went to school at the University of Alberta and graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Before retiring in the mid 1980s, Edgar worked for Canadian Blower and Forge Company, Buffalo Forge and Aerofin Corporation. Over the years he lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; West Des Moines, Iowa; and in St. Charles, Illinois. He most recently lived at the Sunshine Centre in Waterloo, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean BAUMAN/BOWMAN, and by his stepsister, Gretta SMITH. He is survived by five children: Jenny AMY of Southampton; Karen NOLL of Maryhill Lynn JOHANNSON of Glen Williams; Eric JOHANNSON of St. Charles, Illinois and Joyce JOHANNSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also survived by sister Joyce BELL of Drumheller, Alberta; stepsister Margaret WILLIAMS of Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom and brother Ken JOHANNSON of Rochester, Minnesota., as well as by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service for the Interment of Ashes will be held at Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, on Saturday October 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials that help celebrate Ed's life and broad range of interests. Plant a tree, support lifelong learning programs or institutions, encourage a child to learn, support civic engagement, or donate to an arts program of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton Ontario. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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JOHN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-22 published
KAVANAGH, Carol Ann (née WISEMAN)
Suddenly at William Osler Health Care, Etobicoke on Monday November 19, 2007. Carol Ann KAVANAGH (WISEMAN) of Markdale in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Richard 'Dick' KAVANAGH. Dear mother of Kathryn JACQUES (David) of Burlington, Janet REININK (Hank JOHN) of Desmond and Elizabeth KAVANAGH (Jason) of Saint_John's, Newfoundland. Dear grandmother of Matthew and Kyle JACQUES and Cleo and Clayton REININK. Sadly missed by brother James WISEMAN (Debbie) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, sisters Sheila WISEMAN of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Marilyn ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Stittsville, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Lily (KING) WISEMAN. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, Friday from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale on Saturday November 24th at 3: 00 p.m.. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the Annesley United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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JOHN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-26 published
JOHN, Frederick
Of Saugeen First Nation, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 23rd, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Details to follow in a future edition of the Sun Times. Please call the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 for details.

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JOHN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-27 published
JOHN, Frederick
Of Saugeen First Nation, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 24th, 2007 at the age of 53 years. Frederick was the much-loved father of Samantha KEYSIS (partner Kevin CORBIERE,) of Hamilton; Stacy KEYSIS, of Toronto; Sean KEYSIS and his wife Tara, of Hoggansburg, New York; and Jennifer KEYSIS (partner Eli TOULOUSE,) of Sagamok, Ontario. Special grandpa of Brandon, Xavier, Logan, Kiana, Reign, Diondre, Jayla, Martin and Bailey. Caring brother of Larry, Gene, and Rita, all of Saugeen First Nation. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, and many Friends. Fred is predeceased by his parents Olive and Amy KEWAGESHIG; brothers Wilbert and Carson “C.J.&rdquo
LAVALLEY, Gretta FOSTER, and Florence JOHNSON; and nephews Elroy and Amariah. Family invite Friends to join with them for visitation at Fred's home (743 French Bay Road, Saugeen First Nation) on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Fred's life will be conducted from the James Mason Recreation Centre on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Rev. Maggie McLEOD officiating. Interment in French Bay Cemetery, Saugeen First Nation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Fred a White Pine tree will be planted at his home by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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JOHN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
JOHN, Koppara Ghevarghese
(May 7, 1929-November 1, 2007)
Peacefully at Trillium Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario, November 1, 2007, Koppara Ghevarghese JOHN, predeceased by his father, Fr. Ghevarghese KOPPARA, mother Annama and brother Alex, he will be greatly missed by Anna, his wife of 54 years, his son Beno JOHN and partner, Jeanette HAGARTY, daughter Doctor Bina JOHN and son-in-law Doctor Verghese JOHN, beloved grandchildren Saira and Paul, and his siblings, Sr. Sophia, Rose, Ulity in India, and Elizabeth and Susan in South Africa. A loving, generous, honourable man and passionate educator, Koppara JOHN will always be remembered for his life of devotion to family, church and profession. His greatest joy was in making others happy. Koppara JOHN's strong faith, compassion, willingness to help people in need, dedication to the younger generation in his church and his desire for justice and peace are the hallmarks of his life. We are very grateful for the loving care provided by all the dedicated Trillium staff which eased the passing of his final days. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way), from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2007. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the University of Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto (S. of Bloor, W. of University). Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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JOHN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
KAVANAGH, Carol Ann (née WISEMAN)
Suddenly at William Osler Health Care, Etobicoke on Monday November 19, 2007. Carol Ann KAVANAGH (WISEMAN) of Markdale in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Richard "Dick" KAVANAGH. Dear mother of Kathryn JACQUES (David) of Burlington, Janet REININK (Hank JOHN) of Desmond and Elizabeth KAVANAGH (Jason) of Saint_John's, Newfoundland. Dear grandmother of Matthew and Kyle JACQUES and Cleo and Clayton REININK. Sadly missed by brother James WISEMAN (Debbie) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, sisters Sheila WISEMAN of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Marilyn ELLIOT/ELLIOTT of Stittsville, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Wesley and Lily (KING) WISEMAN. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, Friday from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale on Saturday November 24th at 3: 00 p.m.. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the Annesley United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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JOHNS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-11 published
HARRIS, Miriam Elizabeth (née KERR)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Friday, August 10th, 2007. Miriam Elizabeth HARRIS (née KERR) of Owen Sound, in her 80th year. Loving wife of Bill HARRIS. Loving mother of Bill HARRIS and his spouse, Patty KEANE, of Owen Sound, Kerrie HARRIS and her fiancé, James THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, of Markdale, Kris and her spouse Bev STEER, of Kilsyth. Dear grandmother of Will, Rob, and Ben HARRIS, Rebecca, and Claudia STEER. Dear great-grandmother of Theo HARRIS. Dear sister of Bob JOHNS, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her brother, Jim KERR. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Sunday afternoon 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and Sunday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service for Miriam HARRIS will be held at Evangelical Baptist Church, 895 - 7th Street East, Owen Sound, on Monday, August 13th, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Bruce LAIDLAW officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Arthritis Society, Word of Life Camp, or Samaritan's Purse as your expression of sympathy.

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JOHNS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-31 published
Pillar of Sunnidale community remembered Monday
Betty SPICHER honoured earlier this year with Sunnidale Senior of the Year award
By Michael GENNINGS, Page 8
Betty SPICHER, Sunnidale Winterama's 2007 Female Senior of the Year, died on Friday at Stayner Nursing Home.
She was 80.
The family said SPICHER's cause of death was related to heart trouble.
SPICHER (née PADDISON) was a native of Sunnidale Township and throughout her life was heavily involved in the community.
She was awarded the Senior of the Year honour during a special ceremony in February at the New Lowell branch of the Royal Canadian legion.
"I sure wasn't expecting this?" SPICHER told The Stayner Sun in an interview at the time. "It was very nice. Thank goodness they didn't ask me to make a speech because I wouldn't have been able to give one."
In receiving the award, SPICHER was recognized for her 55 years with the Women's Institute and for her volunteer efforts at the Sunnidale Corners Community Centre, where she helped organize such things as dances and lunches.
As well, for the last 17 years, until just recently, SPICHER was the caretaker and treasurer of the hall.
In an interview earlier this year, SPICHER said she enjoyed helping out. She added that volunteers help make small communities such special places.
A funeral service for SPICHER was held at Centennial United Church in Stayner on Monday afternoon, with burial at Stayner Union Cemetery.
SPICHER's daughter Elaine COLLINGS told The Stayner Sun that her mother was "a hard-working person who didn't like to be idle."
She added her mother was devoted to family and Friends.
Her interests included quilting, knitting and gardening. COLLINGS said her mom did pickling every year, giving much of it away to family and Friends.
COLLINGS said she would remember her mother as "the go-to person," for advice about such things as recipes and family matters like birthday dates and names.
The family said that donations in memory of SPICHER could be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, General and Marine Hospital or the charity of choice.
SPICHER, predeceased by her husband Edward, is survived by daughter Gail and her husband Randy JOHNS of Blackstock, Elaine and her husband Allen COLLINGS of Stayner, Murray and his wife Carolin of Collingwood and Barry and his wife Louise of Sunnidale Corners.

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JOHNS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-31 published
SPICHER, Betty
Passed away peacefully on Friday October 26, 2007 at the Stayner Nursing Home in her 81st year. Betty of Sunnidale Corners, beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Gail and her husband Randy JOHNS of Blackstock, Elaine and her husband of Allen COLLINGS of Stayner, Murray and his wife Carolin of Collingwood and Barry and his wife Louise of Sunnidale Corners. Dear grandmother of Andrea and her husband Sam GALICK, Jeremy, Ryan and his partner Megan, Darryl and his partner Ashley, Glen and his wife Amber, Kathy-Jo and her partner Eugene NESS, Sabrina and her fiancé Mike McDERMID, Christopher and his fiancée Deidre, Bradley and Samantha. Great-grandmother of Ginea, Kaden, Tyler, Kyle, Lauren, Lindsay and Ryley. Also survived by her sister Ruby NEVILS of Stayner and sister-in-law Geraldine PADDISON of Collingwood. Predeceased by her sisters Leola PADDISON, Jean SPECK and twin brother Eric PADDISON. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday October 28, 2007. Funeral Service was held at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner on Monday October 29, 2007 at 2 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, General and Marine Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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JOHNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-14 published
McCOY, Anna Margaret (formerly McDONAGH, née WALLACE)
January 20, 1919, Mus. Bach. University of Toronto 1938. Born in Toronto. Parents: Clifford WALLACE, Josie Ermina WALLACE, both deceased. Older sisters: Mrs. Ester SKOV, Mrs. Bernita JOHNS and Mrs. Jean ARMSTRONG pre-deceased. After World War 2, Anna taught music theory and helped set up "Publicity and Performance" at the Faculty of Music/Royal Conservatory of Music for young students.
She leaves her loving husband, William A. McCOY, daughter Sheila Roberta McCOY, and two grandchildren Eric and Penelope OSTERMAN of Toronto; nieces, Kiersten Skov BEVERIDGE of Vancouver, Daphne ARMSTRONG of Vancouver, Linda JOHNSON of Halifax, and dear cousin John WALLACE of Leesburgh, Virginia, his wife Helen, their son John and daughter Lynda.
During World War 2, Anna married Capt. George McDONAGH of the Royal Canadian Army, Procurement Branch in Ottawa and New York, and was known at the "Con" by this name.

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JOHNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
SHAPIRO, Liam Charles and Wesley Malcolm
Eric and Ashli (MASON- JOHNS)
SHAPIRO of Thousand Oaks, California are thrilled to announce the birth of twin boys Liam Charles and Wesley Malcolm, on August 25, 2007, at Los Robles Hospital. Brothers for Ainsley (5) and Jacquelyn (3), and new Friends for Oakey. Proud grandparents are Phil and Arlene SHAPIRO of Woodland Hills, California, Ann BANKS of Wood Ranch, California, David JOHNS and Jan RUSSELL- JOHNS of Toronto.

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JOHNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
GREENE, Lil (formerly STEVENSON, née STEINMAN)
(December 1, 1916-October 8, 2007)
Died peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital. Predeceased by husbands Sam (Stanley) GREENE and Raymond STEVENSON. Loving mother of Toma FRASER (Roy), Karen GREENE (Gordon FLOWERS) and Louise GREENE (partner Gay BELL), Gordon STEVENSON (Judy KNIGHT) and Zoya STEVENSON (Adrian BEVIS.) Grandmother of Carrie and Jennifer (Stephen JOHNS) FRASER, Kimberly and Michelle FLOWERS, and great-grandmother of Shenise, Samuel, Rueben and Brianna and Sara JOHNS. Lil will be missed by other family members and Friends. Lil was an active trade unionist and spent her whole life working for peace and social justice. At the request of the deceased there was not a funeral. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-18 published
WALKER, Louis George - Estate of
Notice to Creditors and Others
In the Matter of the Estate of Louis George WALKER
All Persons having claims or demands against the Estate of Louis George WALKER, late of the Town of Collingwood, in the County of Simcoe (formerly of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey), Retired Labourer, who died on or about the 25th day of June, 2007, are hereby notified to send particulars of their claims to the undersigned Solicitor on or before the 10th day of August, 2007, after which date the Estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Markdale, Ontario, this 12th day of July, 2007
Ian C. JOHNSON of
Dunlop, Johnson and Pust
Barristers and Solicitors
21 Main Street East, Box 433
MARKDALE, Ontario N0C 1H0
Solicitor for the Estate Trustees
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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-25 published
WALKER, Louis George - Estate of
Notice to Creditors and Others
In the Matter of the Estate of Louis George WALKER
All Persons having claims or demands against the Estate of Louis George WALKER, late of the Town of Collingwood, in the County of Simcoe (formerly of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey), Retired Labourer, who died on or about the 25th day of June, 2007, are hereby notified to send particulars of their claims to the undersigned Solicitor on or before the 10th day of August, 2007, after which date the Estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Markdale, Ontario, this 12th day of July, 2007
Ian C. JOHNSON of
Dunlop, Johnson and Pust
Barristers and Solicitors
21 Main Street East, Box 433
MARKDALE, Ontario N0C 1H0
Solicitor for the Estate Trustees
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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-01 published
WALKER, Louis George - Estate of
Notice to Creditors and Others
In the Matter of the Estate of Louis George WALKER
All Persons having claims or demands against the Estate of Louis George WALKER, late of the Town of Collingwood, in the County of Simcoe (formerly of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, in the County of Grey), Retired Labourer, who died on or about the 25th day of June, 2007, are hereby notified to send particulars of their claims to the undersigned Solicitor on or before the 10th day of August, 2007, after which date the Estate will be distributed, having regard only to the claims then filed.
Dated at Markdale, Ontario, this 12th day of July, 2007
Ian C. JOHNSON of
Dunlop, Johnson and Pust
Barristers and Solicitors
21 Main Street East, Box 433
Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0
Solicitor for the Estate Trustees
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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-01 published
ACHESON, Lorne
Suddenly in Honeywood Arena on Saturday, July 28 2007. Lorne ACHESON in his 87th year, dear friend of Doris LANGDON and beloved husband of the late Roma (CHANDLER) ACHESON. Dear father of Ted (Frances) ACHESON of Dundalk, Ken ACHESON (Norah PETERS) of Mississauga, Beth (Jay) GOSTICK of Port Elgin and Joyce (Blain) CLARKE of R.R.#5 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Olivia, Jesse, Holly, Melissa, Kevin Heather, Janine, Steven, Ted (Jackie), Allan and Robert. Loving great-grandfather of Abigayle. Survived by two sisters June (Elwin) WILSON of Dundalk and Doreen PORTER of Toronto and a brother James (Alice) ACHESON of Toronto. Predeceased by two sisters Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON, an infant brother Glen ACHESON and three brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON and Doctor Tom PORTER. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service In the Dundalk United Church, on Wednesday August 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church, the Cancer Society or Honeywood Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-17 published
BROWN, Melvina
The family of Melvina BROWN would like to thank family, Friends and neighbours for your kindness and thoughtfulness. We are grateful for the support you have given us and the Friendship you have shared with mom. Thank you to Rev. John JOHNSON, the Durham Presbyterian Church, the Silver Threads Choir and Annabelle NEUMAN, pianist. Thank you to Ian LEITH for playing your Grandma's favourite music. Your thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. - Douglas and Carolyn LEITH and family, Lorne and Carol RIDDELL and family, Dennis MOORE and Barb GORDON and family, Brian and Gwen MULLIN and family, the Talbot family, and Thys GROEN.
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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-02 published
DOW, Doris Irene (MONAHAN)
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, October 22, 2007. The former Doris Irene MONAHAN, of Durham, in her 77th year.
Beloved wife of Clifford DOW for 57 years. Loving mother of Karen and her husband Larry BUCHANAN, the late Alan DOW and his wife Lois, Garry MONAHAN and his wife Joanne, Kathy and her husband Dave CHRISTIE, Janice and her husband John SILLS, Ken DOW and his wife Karen, Marilyn MacDONALD, Jeff DOW and his wife Mandy, and Ron DOW and his wife Kelly.
Cherished grandmother of 20 grandchildren and her many great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Ruth and her husband Ross HAMILTON.
Visitation was held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Doris's Life was held at the Durham Presbyterian Church on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Pastor Jack RICHARDSON and Reverend Jim JOHNSON officiated. Words of remembrance were given by Ross MORGAN, Larry BUCHANAN, Meghan DOW and Ron DOW. Kerry WITHEROW sang, “The Rose,&rdquo and Doris's grandchildren Susan, Jason, Mark and Amy BUCHANAN sang, “Thy Word.” The congregation sang, “For You and For Me&rdquo and “In the Garden.&rdquo
The pallbearers were David CHRISTIE, John SILLS, Jason BUCHANAN, Mark BUCHANAN, Landyn DOW and Trevor SILLS. The flower bearers were Susan BUCHANAN, Paul DOW, Angela MONAHAN, Andrea HEIPEL, Krista DOW, Val LOF, Meghan DOW and Kelsey DOW.
The committal service and interment was held at Community of Christ Cemetery, Proton Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Ziontario or Durham and Community Health Care Foundation Durham Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-08 published
BLENDER, Michael Carol
Of Chesley, passed away peacefully at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Saturday, January 6, 2007 in his 80th year. Beloved husband and friend of Alma. Loving father of Paul and his wife Leena of White House, Tennessee, Carol and her husband Alvin JOHNSON of Rochester, New York, Stephen and his wife Margie of Owen Sound and Timothy and his wife Pradelia of Kemble. Michael will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Anton (Dawn), Seth, Ramsey, Jennifer, Jonathan, Taylor and Dennis. He will be fondly remembered by his brother Jack of Regina, sister Ann BESSE of Winnipeg and sisters-in-law Bertha and Muriel BLENDER, both of Regina. Predeceased by brothers, Ted, George, Dan, Alex, Bill, John, Nicholas and Peter; sisters Eva BLENDER and Helen TAILOR/TAYLOR and his parents, Anton and Mary (MORGAN) BLENDER. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, Chesley, Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Saint Mark's Lutheran Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would by appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-09 published
ROOTE, Sarah Ann
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Thursday June 7, 2007. Sarah ROOTE of Saugeen First Nation in her 63rd year. Loving mother of Lisa ROOTE of Saugeen First Nation. Dear daughter of Hilda ROOTE and the Late Edward ROOTE. Dear sister of Beulah and her husband Rick JOHNSON, Hubert and his wife Vida, Herman and his wife Pat, Ken and his wife Susie, Wayne and his partner Pam and Bertha all of Saugeen First Nation. Also survived by her friend Oliver KAHGEE also of Saugeen. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren and by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, Tom, by her sister Muriel and by her nephew Willy. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home Southampton on Saturday June 9, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the James Mason Cultural Centre, Saugeen First Nation on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment French Bay Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-10 published
WEAVER, Wilfred Charles
Suddenly in Durham on Sunday, July 8, 2007. “Wilf” Weaver of R.R.#3, Durham in his 80th year. Husband of the late Margaret (née GREEN.) Loving partner of Pauline MacGILLIVRAY. Loved father of Scott (Bonnie) of Bassanno, Alberta, Brenda (Chris) WHEELER of R.R.#3, Durham and the late Cathy CALDWELL. Dear brother of Robert (Marie) of Ingersoll, Barbara (Allan) BALL of Embro and Pat JOHNSON of Tavistock. Wilf will be sadly missed by grandchildren Stephan and Stacey CALDWELL, Ryan and Tyler WEAVER, Adam WHEELER and Krista ELLEY and great-grandchildren Shelby CALDWELL, Katie and Courtney TERRYBERRY, Kirstin and Xzyler WEAVER, Sydney, Branden and Tyson WHEELER and Hayley ELLEY. Predeceased by his sister Betty LUNN. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1-1: 45 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007. Interment Durham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated. All members of the Masonic Lodge are requested to attend a memorial service for their late brother in the Funeral Home at 6: 30 on Wednesday evening.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-19 published
ROOTE, Hilda
In Southampton on Tuesday July 17, 2007. Hilda ROOTE of the Saugeen First Nation in her 88th year. Wife of the late Ed ROOTE. Dear Mother of Beulah and her husband Rick JOHNSON, Hubert and his wife Vida, Herman and his wife Pat, Ken and his wife Susie, Wayne and his partner Pam and her step-daughter Bertha all of Saugeen First Nation. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughters Muriel and Sarah Ann, and by her grand_sons Tom and Willie. Visitation from the residence of her son, Ken, #993 French Bay Rd., Saugeen First Nation, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted from the Wesley United Church, Saugeen First Nation, on Saturday July 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at French Bay Cemetery. Expressions of Remembrance to the Elders Facility. Condolences maybe forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneral.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
ACHESON, Lorne
Suddenly in Honeywood Arena on Saturday, July 28th, 2007. Lorne ACHESON in his 87th year, dear friend of Doris LANGDON and beloved husband of the late Roma (CHANDLER) ACHESON. Dear father of Ted (Francis) ACHESON of Dundalk, Ken ACHESON (Norah PETERS) of Mississauga, Beth (Jay) GOSTICK of Port Elgin and Joyce (Blain) CLARKE of R.R.#5 Dundalk. Loving grandfather of Olivia, Jesse, Holly, Melissa, Kevin, Heather, Janine, Steven, Ted (Jackie), Allan and Robert. Loving great-grandfather of Abigayle. Survived by two sisters June (Elwin) WILSON of Dundalk and Doreen PORTER of Toronto and a brother James (Alice) ACHESON of Toronto. Predeceased by two sisters Lucille DOLMER and Erma JOHNSON, an infant brother Glen ACHESON and three brothers-in-law John DOLMER, Veryal JOHNSON and Doctor Tom PORTER. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the Dundalk United Church, on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Internment in Bethel Cemetery. Donations to Dundalk United Church, the Cancer Society or Honeywood Fire Department would be appreciated. Visitation on Tuesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-16 published
BELROSE, Sheldon Dennis
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, August 15th 2007, at the age of 70 years, Sheldon BELROSE, of Paisley. Husband of Jean WHITE/WHYTE. Father of Douglas of Owen Sound, Darlene MacKENZIE of Barrie, and Tami of Tobermory. Stepfather of Deborah JOHNSON of Pickering, and Barry WHITE/WHYTE of Winnipeg. Grandfather of Kimberly HOPKINS of Tottenham, and Brook BELROSE of Tobermory. Predeceased by his parents Kingsley BELROSE and Christina WILLAUGHAN of Bruce County. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. South, Paisley from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2007. Funeral service to be conducted in the chapel Friday, August 17th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Paisley Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-28 published
MacARTHUR, John Bradley " Brad"
Passed away suddenly on Saturday August 25, 2007. In his 53rd year. Loving husband and best friend of Marianne (née HILLYER.) Treasured Dad of Nicholas and Sarah both at home. Loving son of Lawrence and Marjorie (née WILSON,) of Owen Sound. Loved big brother of Lynn SMITH, of Kamloops, British Columbia and Laurie and her husband Jeff SMITH of Owen Sound. He will always be remembered with love and affection by his brothers and sisters-in-law Charlene JOHNSON (Mrs. Terry MacARTHUR) of Spence's Bridge, British Columbia, Paul and his wife Elizabeth HILLYER, Peter and his wife Danielle HILLYER, Tim and his wife Paddy HILLYER, Pat and her husband Allan GORDANIER, Tom and his wife Ann Marie HILLYER; all of Owen Sound, Michael HILLYER, of Meaford, Ruthanne “Puddy” and her husband Mitch HOPKINS, of Georgia, Jane STEVENS, of Montana and Frances and her husband Mark HARDIG, of Indiana. He will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles; his many cousins and special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Terry (August 24, 2006,) sisters-in-law Judy HILLYER, Diane Gow HILLYER and by his parents-in-law Mary and Bill HILLYER. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Saint Mary's Church or to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-30 published
McLAY, Floyd Kenneth
At Grey Bruce Health Services-Markdale, on Wednesday August 29, 2007, Floyd Kenneth McLAY of Berkeley in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Marie McLAY. Loving father of Pearl McLAY of Owen Sound and Darlene (Lloyd) GANTON of Onaping. Grandfather of Greg GANTON and Amanda (Henry) DUMAIS. Great-grandfather of Landen DUMAIS. Dear brother of Mae BAINES and Reta JOHNSON both of Markdale and Wilfred McLAY of Delhi. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Ruby LOUGHEED and Marie PARLEE. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Saturday September 1st from noon until time of funeral service of 2: 00 p.m. Cremation followed by interment in Berkeley Community Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
McQUEEN, Marion (née PETTIE)
Peacefully, at Lee Manor on Thursday, September, 13, 2007. Marion McQUEEN (née PETTIE) of Owen Sound in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Charles McQUEEN. Dear mother of Betty and her husband Ken CUTTING, Edna and her husband Ray EDMONSTONE, Donna MURPHY, Heather THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Debbie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON all of Owen Sound, Margaret ROLLS and Dan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Bancroft, Kim and her husband Pete CHAPPELL of Port Elgin, Marlene and her husband Paul MAHONEY of Guelph, Craig THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and his wife Barb and Pat and her husband Ken ELDRIDGE all of Kitchener. Sadly missed by twenty-four grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son Ken, a grand_son Alvin, three brothers Harold, Jim and Donald PETTIE and four sisters Marge LAWROW, Lillian SMITH, Dorothy FORD and Luella JOHNSON. 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 on Monday morning at 11 o'clock with Pastor Mary TURNER officiating. Interment, Swinton Park Cemetery, Proton Township. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-17 published
MERRIFIELD, Raymond Grant
At Grey Bruce Health Services-Markdale on Saturday September 15, 2007, Raymond Grant MERRIFIELD of Markdale in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Greta MERRIFIELD (POELGEEST, née VERWEY.) Dear step-father of Christina JOHNSON (Cecil) of Sparwood, British Columbia and Janette MEYERS (Jim) of Grand Valley. Loving grandfather of Kevin (Leslie), Karen (Lonny), Troy, Wendy (Sven), Jeff (Mary), Jason (Carey), Joey (Brandy). Great-grandfather of Sarah, and Samantha; Jesse, Kris and Kyle; Kaitlyn and Darren; Brandon and Cheyenne; Claudia, Chloe and Shanelle; Colin and Luke. Sadly missed by sisters Rose WILSON of Owen Sound, Phyllis McAFEE (Bert) of Markdale and brothers Frank MERRIFIELD of Port Elgin and Nelson MERRIFIELD (Ora) of Markdale. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Susan (LEPARD) MERRIFIELD, and brothers Eli, Tom and Jim MERRIFIELD. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 12: 30-2:00 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 18th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Centre Grey Health Services Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
JACKSON, Gladys Amelia (née JOHNSON)
Passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, in Marianhill Nursing Home, Pembroke, on Saturday, October 6, 2007, in her 88th year. Gladys JACKSON (née JOHNSON) of Pembroke, and formerly of Owen Sound, dear wife of the late Nelson JACKSON (1965.) Cherished mother of Milly BHATTACHARYYA (Dr. Asok), Pembroke. Much loved Grandma to Jeff WOOD (Michelle), Belleville; Julia PORTER (Roy), Los Angeles, California; Anji LEGER (John), Ottawa; and Robin BHATTACHARYYA, Ottawa. Proud great-grandmother of Nathan LEGER. Dear sister of Ann STROHM (late Allan,) Innisfil. Loving Auntie Gladys to Cherie TIMSON (Jeff) and their children Greg and Ashley, Thornhill; and Wayne STROHM, Innisfil. Predeceased by her parents Jessie (née BELL) and Arthur JOHNSON. Honouring Gladys' wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. Family graveside service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, at a later date. Arrangements by the Malcolm, Deavitt, and Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke. (As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.) Online condolences and donations available at www.malcolmanddeavitt.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-31 published
JOHNSTON, Orville
Orville JOHNSTON, son of the late Gordon and Gladys KINGSWELL) JOHNSTON, passed away at Errinrung Residence in Thornbury on Monday October 29, 2007 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of the former Mary Rosalie SIMS of Meaford and loved father of Tom and his wife Sally of Leeds, England and Michael and his wife Angela of Ottawa. Dear brother of Deda (Mrs. Donald ORMSBY) of Owen Sound, and Lois (Mrs. Keith JOHNSON) of Guelph, and brother-in-law of Robert SIMS of Elmvale. Fondly remembered as a special uncle to several nieces and nephews and their families and as a nephew of Grace (Mrs. Glen REID) of London, Ontario. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, on Wednesday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday November 1st at 1: 30 o'clock with cremation to follow. Interment and committal of Orville's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford at a later date. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Errinrung Residents Council, Meaford Hospital Foundation, The Lung Association or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-01 published
MARTIN, Richard Johnson
After a lengthy illness at Molokai General Hospital, Molokai, Hawaii, on Friday, October 26th 2007, Richard Johnson MARTIN, of Kaunakakai, Hawaii, in his 84th year. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 58 years, Mae MARTIN (Nee McGUIRE,) formerly of Malcolm-Elmwood, Ontario, his seven children and their families, and his sister, Daphne JOHNSON and her husband, John, of Annan, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents, Doctor W.Y. MARTIN and his wife, Mary, formerly of Atherton, England; his brother, Tommy MARTIN; his sister, Kitty PEARSON. Richard was a World War 2 Veteran serving in the British Navy as a Lieutenant. He saw action in France and the Mediterranean and participated in D-Day. Post war, Richard immigrated to Canada where he settled in Nova Scotia and enlisted in the Royal Navy Reserve. It was here that he met his wife, Mae, who at that time was in the Royal Canadian Air Force Seeking warmer climate and new adventures, they moved to California and eventually to Hawaii in 1963, where they remain at present. A Funeral Service for Richard MARTIN will be held at St. Sophia Catholic Church, Molokai, Hawaii, on Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m.. Interment in Kanala Cemetery, Molokai, Hawaii. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250-14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario. N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492).

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-27 published
HATT, Bertha Winnifred (née SHAW,) R.N.
Bertha HATT (née SHAW) passed away peacefully with her family by her side November 25, 2007 in Burlington, Ontario. Bertha was born June 22, 1916 in Lion's Head, Ontario. Bertha retired from the Ontario Hospital, Queen St. Toronto, in 1981 after a 43 year career as a nurse. Her husband Wilfred predeceased her in 1971. She is survived by her son Larry and his wife Janice, and her daughter Lorrie CANSFIELD (the late Charles,) her brother Ross SHAW (the late Dorothy) and sisters Jean SAMPSON/SAMSON (Gilbert) and Sheila HATT (Gerald.) Bertha will be missed greatly by her grandchildren Shari DODSWORTH (Terry,) Nicole LEBLANC (Chris CHARLWOOD), Wes HATT (Sarah), Lisa CANSFIELD (Quintin DICRESCE), Laura McDONALD (D'Arcy,) Andrea JOHNSON (Kevin,) and Shelly WOODS (Jason,) her great-grandchildren Macgregor and Logan DODSWORTH, Sydney and Chloe McDONALD, Somerset and Luc CHARLWOOD, and Isabelle and Adeline WOODS and many nieces and nephews. The family are grateful to the wonderful people at Beechwood in Mississauga and Creekway in Burlington for the care and love they showed Bertha. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Wednesday evening 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, November 29, 2007 from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada may be made as an expression of sympathy. www.smithsfh.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-27 published
JOHN, Frederick
Of Saugeen First Nation, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 24th, 2007 at the age of 53 years. Frederick was the much-loved father of Samantha KEYSIS (partner Kevin CORBIERE,) of Hamilton; Stacy KEYSIS, of Toronto; Sean KEYSIS and his wife Tara, of Hoggansburg, New York; and Jennifer KEYSIS (partner Eli TOULOUSE,) of Sagamok, Ontario. Special grandpa of Brandon, Xavier, Logan, Kiana, Reign, Diondre, Jayla, Martin and Bailey. Caring brother of Larry, Gene, and Rita, all of Saugeen First Nation. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, and many Friends. Fred is predeceased by his parents Olive and Amy KEWAGESHIG; brothers Wilbert and Carson “C.J.&rdquo
LAVALLEY, Gretta FOSTER, and Florence JOHNSON; and nephews Elroy and Amariah. Family invite Friends to join with them for visitation at Fred's home (743 French Bay Road, Saugeen First Nation) on Wednesday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Fred's life will be conducted from the James Mason Recreation Centre on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Rev. Maggie McLEOD officiating. Interment in French Bay Cemetery, Saugeen First Nation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Fred a White Pine tree will be planted at his home by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-18 published
WISMER, Mardonna Alberta (née SYLVEST)
Surrounded by her loving family, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Sunday December 16, 2007. Mardonna WISMER (nee SYLVEST) of Southampton in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Mickey WISMER of Southampton. Proud mother of Anna and her husband Tom ZORZI, Miranda, Cecilia and her husband Rob COWLING all of Southampton and Michael of London. Dear sister of Cecilia and her husband Len JOHNSON of Meaford, Sylvia and her husband Jack GREIG of Owen Sound, Russell and his wife Betty of Shallow Lake, Larry and his wife Florence of Wiarton, Adrian, Raymond and his wife Bonnie, both of Owen Sound, Victor and his wife Freda of Shallow Lake, Jim of Allenford and Brad of Tara. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Oakley and Florence SYLVEST and her brother Rodney. Visitation from the Eagleson Funeral Home Southampton, on Wednesday December 19, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Rites will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home Southampton on Thursday at 11 a.m. Father Peter MEYER will officiate. Cremation. Interment of Ashes St. Patrick's Cemetery, Southampton. In Lieu of Flowers, Expressions of Remembrance to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a Christmas Wish Program. Parish Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home Wednesday Evening at 8: 30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
MITCHELL, Sonja (née BRUGGMAN)
At Bluewater Health -- Norman Site, Sarnia on Thursday, January 4, 2007. Sonja MITCHELL (née BRUGGMAN,) 73 years, of Oil Springs. Loving wife of Jim MITCHELL. Beloved mother to Paul and Joanne MITCHELL and their children Jacob and Andie of Courtright, Judy and Fred NEATHWAY and their daughter Nikki of Sarnia, and Tom MITCHELL and his children Andrew and Courtney of Corunna. Dear sister of James and Diane KELLS and Ernest and Margo KELLS all of Sault Ste. Marie. Dear sister-in-law of Wilbert and Shirley MITCHELL of Oil Springs, Lillian HOSKIN of Sarnia, Marie DEKEYSER and Don YOUNG of Sarnia, Betty and Earl JOHNSON of Petrolia, Reta McLEAN of Wallaceburg, Donna and Cliff OLIVER of Brigden, and Doris and Ed STOREY of Thamesville. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Sonja had a great love for her family and was an avid square dancer (37 years), loved camping and spending the winter in Arizona. Visitors will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Rev. Mark PERRY officiating. Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity or your choice. Memories and condolences may be sent on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
HOCKEY, William Donald " Don"
With his family by his side, it is with sorrow that the family of the late William Donald (Don) HOCKEY of Tillsonburg announce his passing at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of Edna HOCKEY (nee: ROBBINS.) Don is the son of the late William John HOCKEY (1970,) and the late Myrtle M. (HONSBERGER) HOCKEY (1968.) Dear uncle of William (Marie) SERVICE of Dwight, Fred McLELLAN of Thamesford, George (Audrey) McLELLAN of Saint Mary's. Don was predeceased by a sister Marion Irene HOCKEY (1982,) and his cousin Ivan JOHNSON. The family will receive Friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Don will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Margaret MURRAY of Avondale Zion United Church, Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. In Don's memory at the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
WEIR, James " Jim" Andrew
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007. James "Jim" Andrew WEIR of Saint Thomas in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 64 years of Kathleen "Kay" (BOWEN) WEIR and dearly loved father of Karen NETHERCOTT of Saint Thomas; Sandra and her husband Terry JOHNSON of Merlin and Mary and her husband Robert PEARSON of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a brother Murray Edward WEIR (1990.) Jim is also lovingly remembered by 7 grandchildren Lori Lynn, Brian, Robert, Gregory and his wife Kelly, Aaron and his wife Jennifer and Kathleen and Andrew; by 1 great-grandchild Claire and by several nieces and nephews. He was born in Dexter March 4th, 1925, the son of the late Robert Henry and Leila Marguerite (JONES) WEIR. Jim served overseas during World War 2 as a Petty Officer and a cook he was a retired Post Master at the Port Stanley, Strathroy and Leamington Post Offices. He was an adherent of the Sparta United Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Private interment in Aylmer Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital or the Sparta United Church.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
SCHMELTZ, Gordon Eugene " Gene"
At his residence on Friday, January 12, 2007. "Gene" Gordon Eugene SCHMELTZ of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer in his 83rd year. Dear father of Larry SCHMELTZ and wife Linda of Aylmer, Linda HANEY and husband Wayne of Aylmer, Carol ARCHER and husband Chuck of Richmond and Gale ROBERTS and husband Don of Eden. Good friend of Eva Mildred "Millie" COWAN. Loving grandfather of Wendy RIVAIT, Mike SCHMELTZ, Terri HANEY, Clint and Jodi ARCHER, Ryan and Nicole ROBERTS. Great-grandfather of Robin and Trevor RIVAIT, Megan SCHMELTZ, Tasha COUTURE, Kaylee ROBERTS, Brett HANEY. Predeceased by his wife Treva (WARD) JOHNSON (1981,) a brother Norman SCHMELTZ, a sister Myrtle SCHMELTZ and a great-grand_son Draydon ARCHER- THIESEN (2003). Born in Aldborough Township on November 4, 1924 son of the late Frederick and Betsy (WHIGHTMAN) SCHMELTZ. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Sunday 2-5 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Straffordville Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-08 published
'An irrational act'
Top-ranking female officer, retired superintendent found in scene of horror The service pistol used belonged to Kelly JOHNSON, a leader in fighting domestic violence.
By Randy RICHMOND and Kelly PEDRO, Sun Media, Fri., June 8, 2007
Just before London police's "rising female star" and her ex-lover, a retired officer, were killed in a murder-suicide, she made a mysterious stop at the police station.
Then, Acting Insp. Kelly JOHNSON, the force's highest- ranking female officer, jumped into a waiting van.
Minutes later, two gunshots were fired inside a van before it crashed into a brick wall six blocks away from the station, outside JOHNSON's apartment building at 7 Picton St.
Stunned neighbours found JOHNSON, 40, dead, her face bloody, her 9 mm Glock service pistol -- which she wasn't authorized to have with her -- on her lap.
Beside her, the driver of the van and her ex-lover, retired superintendent David LUCIO, 57, was slumped over with what witnesses: called a bullet wound to the head.
Neighbours called 911 at 12: 01 a.m. yesterday and police arrived within four minutes to discover the unthinkable: two of their own were dead.
Even more unthinkable -- police and civilian sources and witness accounts pointed yesterday to JOHNSON -- a noted community leader in fighting domestic violence -- as the one who shot LUCIO.
A subdued police Chief Murray FAULKNER stressed police won't know who shot whom until after an autopsy scheduled for today.
"Nothing that happened last night makes any sense right yet," he told The Free Press. "There will be sources that say that (JOHNSON was the shooter,) and I understand that."
"But we need to have proof, not just speculation, not just opinion," FAULKNER said.
Even after the autopsies, police may never know why the killings occurred.
"Was there anything yesterday that would indicate there would be a problem at midnight last night? Not a single thing. Was there anything in her mood, anything? No, no," FAULKNER said.
FAULKNER said he didn't know why JOHNSON, after leaving work about 5 p.m., returned just before midnight.
"Did she come to get some workout clothes? Did she come to get her service revolver? I don't know."
She wasn't authorized to take her gun home, FAULKNER said.
An officer who saw JOHNSON at the station noticed nothing amiss, FAULKNER said.
The first civilians to find JOHNSON and LUCIO after the shooting described a scene of quiet horror.
"I heard a gunshot, then I heard an engine revving and then a crash," said Brian KEARN, who was in the front lobby of his apartment building near where the van crashed.
He and several other building residents ran outside.
"We tried to get in the van and help the victims but the doors were locked," he said.
KEARN said he saw a female passenger, with a severe head wound from a gunshot, sitting in the passenger side. A handgun rested on her lap.
The male driver appeared to have a bullet wound to his right temple, KEARN said.
"There was no movement. The people were obviously dead."
Other witnesses: described seeing the man with a bloody left arm and blood down his back.
"It was awful, just gruesome" said one woman, a nearby resident. "You could see blood on the airbags."
Another resident of the same building said he heard a bang and watched from his second-floor window as the van rolled back after hitting the wall.
When he got to the van, "they were lifeless."
Police on the scene grew instantly quiet once they opened the van, KEARN said.
"There were quite subdued. They were quite quiet."
JOHNSON was an 18-year veteran of the force.
She's served for several years as the detective sergeant in charge of the sexual assault and child abuse section and supervised the force's domestic violence co-ordinator.
Five days ago, she was named acting inspector of the department's professional standards branch.
Kelly "was a very bright, articulate community-minded officer&hellip If there was a rising star, specifically female, she was it," FAULKNER said.
LUCIO retired as superintendent in 2004 after 35 years of service.
JOHNSON was a role model for many of the about 100 female officers, FAULKNER said.
"LUCIO was a role model for many of the male officers," FAULKNER said.
"When you see this happen to two people that you either very much admire and emulate, it shakes your confidence."
Most of the force's 180 civilian employees took the news especially hard, FAULKNER said.
"It's the tough cop that doesn't show emotion, but civilian staff are not used to that."
A shaken police board chairperson, Ab CHAHBAR, said it was a sad day for the force.
"You can see it all over their faces," he said.
FAULKNER confirmed JOHNSON and LUCIO had had a relationship, but didn't say how close they were.
The two were ex-lovers, several sources told The Free Press.
JOHNSON had been married for several years to a fellow London officer, Steve PEARSON, but they separated.
LUCIO was also separated from his wife.
It wasn't clear if LUCIO and JOHNSON still had a relationship.
The deaths stunned not only the 720 members of the force, but hundreds more in community groups where the two high-profile officers volunteered.
"It's just a great personal tragedy for both families, Friends and loved ones and anyone who worked with either one of them," said Megan WALKER, head of the London Abused Women's Centre.
"He was a very, very close friend of mine… He loved being a cop," said Dave SCATCHERD, owner of the Oakwood resort in Grand Bend.
Police called Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, which probes civilian deaths and injuries from police actions, but the agency left the case to London police because the "subject officer" was dead, FAULKNER said.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-08 published
'A terrible tragedy'
She was London police's highest-ranking female officer, respected and moving up quickly; he was a tough, compassionate cop retired after 35 years. Their deaths have stunned a city.
By Jane SIMS, Sun Media, Fri., June 8, 2007
Kelly JOHNSON broke through the glass ceiling of the London police department and had become a role model for the women on the force.
About to take over the helm of the professional standards branch as an inspector, the force's highest-ranking woman, she was viewed as a potential future chief.
She was born with policing in her blood. She was the only child of Merv JOHNSON, who retired as London's deputy chief.
She started with the police force 18 years ago, travelling up the ranks in traffic and criminal investigations.
Along the way, the 40-year-old JOHNSON earned the respect and admiration of many in the anti-violence community.
Yesterday, those who knew her as a friend, officer and anti-violence advocate reacted with shock and sadness to her violent death.
"It's sad. It's terrible," said retired superintendent Don ANDREWS, who was JOHNSON's father's partner on the break- and-enter squad years ago.
ANDREWS knew JOHNSON from her childhood and attended her wedding to London police Insp. Steve PEARSON about a decade ago.
PEARSON retired from the force last Friday. The couple was estranged. JOHNSON was set to fill the post left by PEARSON. She'd earned it.
ANDREWS, admittedly never a strong supporter of women in policing, said: "She was one of the ones I thought was a good one."
Most recently, she headed up the force's sexual assault and child abuse section, an area that includes domestic violence investigations.
She was a respected member of the London Co-ordinating Committee to End Women Abuse.
"What she brought was the understanding of a criminal justice perspective and an openness and a willingness to understand from a community perspective as well," said Barb MacQUARRIE, community director of the Centre of Violence Against Women and Children.
She seemed open to anything. She'd recently attended a forum on the sex trade, an area police have struggled to deal with, MacQUARRIE said.
"This is a terrible loss in our community. It is going to have a big impact on many people that (LUCIO and JOHNSON) worked with," she said.
Middlesex Crown attorney Geoff BEASLEY said JOHNSON will be "sorely missed" by colleagues in the justice system.
"She was highly respected for her skills as a police officer and for the professionalism and compassion she brought to the investigations she conducted," he said.
One of JOHNSON's most challenging cases in recent years was that of Edith SANDERS, an octogenarian child abuser who tortured her biological daughter and an adopted daughter and held another woman in virtual slavery for decades.
Megan WALKER, executive director of the London Abused Women's Centre, served with JOHNSON on anti-violence committees and spoke of her "valuable contribution."
Yesterday, she recalled a recent conversation the two had on a protest march downtown. It was cold that morning, and JOHNSON wasn't dressed for the chill.
Nevertheless, "we had a lovely early-morning chat in this protest march… a wonderful warm talk.
"I am just overcome with sorrow for those who will be impacted by the loss," she said.
"We talk all the time about domestic violence and getting involved," WALKER said. "Truly, we really don't know what goes on in the lives of people, do we?"
JOHNSON also faced personal tragedy. Her mother, Donna, died of cancer late in 2005. She had been seriously hurt before that, struck by a vehicle.
"She was ill in one way or another for quite some period of time, but when Donna did pass away, Kelly and Merv joined together and faced it in a strong fashion," said former London deputy police chief Elgin AUSTEN.
Her parents were proud of how quickly JOHNSON moved up the police ranks, he added.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-04 published
'Gentleman' of politics shaped county's future
By Chip MARTIN, Sun Media, Tues., December 4, 2007
Alan JOHNSON, a gentleman in London-area politics who made history and also helped preserve it, has died.
JOHNSON, warden of Middlesex County in 1990 as the county grappled with land annexation by London, was remembered by those in the political arena as a principled, calm and objective leader.
He was 79.
"He was always a gentleman… very analytical of issues that came up," said Charlie CORBETT, the former reeve of McGillivray Township who preceded JOHNSON as warden.
CORBETT remembered the long-festering standoff between the city and its municipal neighbours that resulted in a massive annexation in 1993 as "a rather difficult time."
But JOHNSON, a man of firm convictions, held fast to his belief the county could chart a course after annexation without throwing in the towel and joining London as a whole.
"It was very successful," CORBETT said of Middlesex, which prospered after coming to grips with losing Westminster and vast chunks of London Township to the city. And JOHNSON, a former insurance and car salesperson, deserves credit for that.
It was in London Township that JOHNSON made his mark, first with the planning board beginning in 1970, then on council, winning election as councillor in 1973, deputy reeve in 1986 and reeve in 1989.
Former Westminster mayor David MURRAY was a political brother-in-arms of JOHNSON as they dealt with the challenge of London annexation, and remembered him fondly.
"Alan had principles and he applied them," MURRAY said. "That to me meant a lot. I didn't find a lot of that in the politics of the day. I had a lot of respect for him. He will be missed."
Among JOHNSON's interests were preserving built history. He was a longstanding member of the board of Fanshawe Pioneer Village, a re-created 19th-century farm village in London, and helped raise funds when a former schoolhouse was threatened with destruction. He oversaw its relocation to the village.
The schoolhouse, Fanshawe S.S. No. 19, built in 1871, contained marks left by JOHNSON when he was a schoolboy there.
His wife, Kathy, said while in Parkwood Hospital in his final days JOHNSON was pleased to learn of a $40,000 donation from London Life to help help restore the schoolhouse.
"He knew about that and he was very pleased," she said.
A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Dundas Street Centre United Church, 482 Dundas St. in London.

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JOHNSON 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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JOHNSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-26 published
Widow found slain
Her son is charged with murder in the death in the complex in Westmount.
By Katherina DEHAAS, Patrick MALONEY and Daniela SIMUNAC, Sun Media, Wed., December 26, 2007
Cranbrook Trace is a caring little community, a clutch of high-end London condos where residents greet their neighbours by name and keep an eye out for one another.
Some in the Westmount complex would dutifully check in on Helen VICARY, calling every few days to say hello and see how the kind, elderly widow was getting along.
Then, a few weeks ago, she stopped answering the phone.
She was no longer seen picking up her mail, either.
Now, a 48-year-old man, identified by neighbours as VICARY's son, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found at his mother's home on Christmas Eve.
Police haven't publicly identified the woman.
"We did notice that we hadn't seen (VICARY) in awhile," Eric JOHNSON, who lives a few doors away, said yesterday. "In the last month, we hadn't seen her at all."
Monday, London police swooped down on the VICARY home, unit 23 at 505 Cranbrook Rd., while searching for someone reported missing that morning.
A woman was found dead inside.
That night, neighbours say police went door-to-door asking about Helen VICARY.
Craig James VICARY, 48, whom, neighbours identified as Helen's son, is charged with second-degree murder. He had been living at the condo, police said yesterday.
With investigators still scouring the home for evidence, neighbours who would be otherwise occupied with the holiday were shaking their heads over the city's sixth homicide of the year.
"Obviously, we're all shocked by it," said one man. "It's really not hit home yet. We really haven't had a whole lot of time to reflect on it."
One neighbour said VICARY moved into the condo about three years ago but had lived alone since her husband died Christmas Day two years ago. Her grown children live in the area.
Investigators were first called to the condo Monday after a report of a missing person. Police haven't said who notified them of the disappearance.
Police then searched for a brown, four-door Pontiac Grand Am, which was registered to Helen VICARY.
JOHNSON, who described the elderly VICARY as kind and friendly, said the homicide is "unnerving… a close community. A lot of elderly people and we watch out for each other."
The Christmas Eve discovery marked the third serious incident in London this month. Early December 8, 24-year-old Anthony BRUN was found injured outside an Old South home and later died in hospital. Gordon Tyler McCURDY, 33, is charged with second-degree murder. Later that day, teacher Ed DICKSON/DIXON was seriously hurt in a south-end parking lot shooting. Angela SEDORE, who taught with DICKSON/DIXON, was killed in a murder-suicide, apparently at the hands of Ray KOVACS, whose body was found in her sport utility vehicle after a police chase.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-06-01 published
ALLARD, James Louis " Lou"
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Louis (Lou) ALLARD on May 22nd, 2007 at the age of 62. Adoring and loving husband for over 36 years of Mary ALLARD (McLEOD.) Proud and devoted father to Margaret and husband Chris JOHNSON, Marc and wife Mary Beth WHITE/WHYTE, and son Michael. Loving grampa to Mackenzie and Madelyn JOHNSON. Beloved son of the late James and Catherine ALLARD of North Bay. He is survived by sisters Victorine DOUCETTE (Henry) of North Bay and Catherine ROBB (Brad) of Etobicoke, and their families. "Uncle Lou" will be missed dearly by Mary's twin sister Martha, her husband David HEATH, their children and by her brother Rev. D.J. McLEOD.
Lou loved spending time with his family and Friends at the summer cottage he and Mary built. His other passion in life was teaching and his dedication and commitment to education will not be forgotten. He made the most of his retirement, traveling with his wife and Friends, working on his gardens, developing his golf and curling games, and taking long walks with his beloved dogs. Lou's competitive fire was most evident during nightly cribbage games at the cottage. Quiet yet confident, Lou will be forever remembered for his patience, spirit and kindness. We will miss his guidance, sense of humour, and loving nature.
Visitation will take place on June 7th at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood between 6 and 9 p.m. Funeral service will be June 8th at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Collingwood at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Collingwood Collegiate Institute to establish an award in Lou's memory or the Collingwood Humane Society. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
PARKER, Dorothy Gladys (née PEMBERTON)
(October 2, 1916-January 10, 2007)
(Dorothy, Dodo, Do, Aunt Do, Mrs. P)
On Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at Mount Sinai Hospital, surrounded by close and loving Friends. "Do" was the much loved daughter of Floris Lavinia JOHNSON and Oliver Cox PEMBERTON and beloved and adored wife of the late Robert Gordon M. PARKER, LLB. (d. 1982). "Wonky" and "Do" were married on June 12, 1940. She was also predeceased by her sisters Peggy and Betty and brothers Monte and Stan. She is survived by adoring nieces and nephews, many Friends of all ages, from all walks of life, and her cat, Jodie. There will be a graveside service at Mount Pleasant Cemetery (between Mount Pleasant and Yonge Street, near Yonge Street), on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of "Dodo's" remarkable life afterwards from 12: 30-2:00 at The Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Avenue (north of Lawrence Avenue, west side), where she enjoyed years of curling and Friendship with the Granite Dancers. We only wish we had a tin of her famous brandy snaps to share together one last time to celebrate this truly remarkable, gracious and generous lady. "Do" dedicated much time to charities. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Hospital for Sick Children or The Toronto Humane Society would be gratefully appreciated. We thankfully acknowledge the care provided by Mount Sinai Hospital, particularly Doctor Kyle KIRKHAM and nurse Julia of the 17th floor during "Do's" last three weeks and the many years of compassion, dedication and care provided by her physician, Doctor Sydney NUSINOWITZ. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
GRANT, Doreen Violet (née COWAN) (February 21, 1924-June 3, 2007)
In her 84th year, as a result of a debilitating stroke, Doreen passed away surrounded by her family and under the compassionate care of the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital. Even though she was paralyzed and without speech, Doreen was able to communicate expressions of her love to the members of her family and Friends at her bedside with a smile and a squeeze of the hand. She was predeceased in 1983 by her husband of over 40 years, William (Bill) A. GRANT, an executive of Philips Electronics. She leaves behind her family: daughter Margaret, daughter Karen (Larry JACKSON,) daughter-in-law Carol GRANT and son Hugh (Sheri PURCELL.) She is lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren, Scott (Liz PLATTS), Tracey (Dave PENDER), Joni BRUNTON (Andrew LAMORE), and Kate JACKSON; and one great-grandchild, Jessica MacDONALD and many beloved nieces and nephews. Her two remaining brothers, Bert COWAN (Sue) of Vancouver and George COWAN (Lena) of Port Colborne also mourn her passing. She is predeceased by her siblings: Het NURSE, Boyd COWAN and Mary JOHNSON. Doreen remained vigorous, vibrant and independent until her stroke. She lived in her own home, carefully tended her own gardens and played bridge with a number of groups. 'Granny' was a welcome and active participant in the lives of her children and their families. The day of the stroke she was taking pleasure in the warm spring sun from her seat on the front porch swing of her home. Through her life Doreen was an active force in everything in which she became involved. Through the fifties and sixties, summers at the 'Lake of Two Rivers' cottage meant all the Algonquin Park staff knew her by name. She was also active in the Progressive Conservative Party at both the federal and provincial levels, participating in many election and leadership campaigns. Following cremation, a visitation will be held at the Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto (416-267-8229) on Sunday, June 10, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
London police probe death of two officers
Canadian Press
London, Ontario -- Two police colleagues involved in a murder-suicide that saw them pulled from a crashed van with fatal gunshot wounds had a relationship, police said yesterday.
Authorities identified the victims as Acting Inspector Kelly JOHNSON, 40, and retired superintendent David LUCIO, 57.
Police Chief Murray FAULKNER said the two had a relationship, although the exact nature of it was not immediately known.
Both were shot before the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into Ms. JOHNSON's apartment building.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
BELL, Leslie Richard (1946-2007)
Leslie Richard BELL passed away on June 15th, 2007. son of the famed Doctor Leslie BELL, Richard was regarded the world over as one of the greatest keyboard players. In a career that spanned 5 decades, he played on over 400 albums, and performed with artists including Janis Joplin, The Band, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, John Sebastian, Colin Linden, Paul Butterfield, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Pork Belly Futures. His music and his spirit will live on. Richard is survived by his mother Leona HELWIG, predeceased by Doctor Leslie R. BELL, step-son of Carl HELWIG, beloved brother of Janet MacEY (Gordon,) greatly missed by his niece Roz MacEY (Lori DEGRAW,) nephews, Richard MacEY, Doug MacEY (Leah HOMMA) and Gord MacEY. Many thanks to Doctor Gina PILIOTIS, Melba JOHNSON and all of the staff at the Sunnybrook Health and Science Centre who helped to make Richard's days as comfortable as possible. A celebration of Richard's life will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Steamwhistle Brewery located just south of the C.N. tower.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
JOHNSON, Lois (née NICHOLSON) (1920-2007)
On 29 June 2007, Lois passed away after a brief illness at the Trillium Hospital in Mississauga shortly after her eighty-seventh birthday. Born in Estevan, Saskatchewan to Alan and Erna NICHOLSON, Lois and her family moved to British Columbia during the Great Depression. A lifelong lover of history and a great student, Lois won the Governor-General's medal for excellence in Saskatchewan before going on to the University of British Columbia where she won scholarships in history as well as being elected President of the Women's Undergraduate Society and being recognized as the female Graduate of the Year in 1942. She joined the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service as a Wren in 1942. Shortly before the end of the War, Lois married Frank JOHNSON in the Naval Chapel at St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. She was happily married to Frank for over sixty years until his death in 2005. After the rigours of bringing up two boys, she returned to her love of history by volunteering at the Royal Ontario Museum. Her commitment to the Royal Ontario Museum, which saw her serve several years as Chairrman of the Royal Ontario Museum Volunteers, was recognized when she was awarded the Volunteer Service Award during its inaugural year in 1985 by the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture. She and Frank took the time offered by retirement to 'smell the roses' and enjoy a long period of quiet contentment rediscovering each other's company. Compassionate and generous with a great sense of duty, she will be sorely missed by sons Ken and Rick, daughter-in-law Brenda, and granddaughters Jennifer and Victoria. She was the last of her generation in the family. At her own request, Lois was cremated and quietly remembered by the immediate family. Donations to United Nations Children's Fund in lieu of any other remembrance would be greatly appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
JOHNSON, Edith Elizabeth " June"
Of Dundas, Ontario. Born in Toronto in 1920. Passed away at Woodstock, Ontario on July 26, 2007. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Albin (Ab) JOHNSON (1977.) Dear mother of Carl, Elizabeth, June (Spruce) and David. Survived by her sister, Muriel DAVIS. Much loved by her six grandchildren: Jillian, Sarah, Michael, Daniel, Kevin and Marysia. Service to be held Wednesday, August 1st at Binkley United Church, 1570 Main Street West, Hamilton at 11 a.m. Visitation prior to the service at 10 a.m. in the Church and on Tuesday, July 31st from 7-9 p.m. at the Marlatt Funeral Home, 195 King Street West, Dundas. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to the Binkley United Church Benevolent Fund, the A.I. Johnson Engineering Scholarship at McMaster University or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-14 published
McCOY, Anna Margaret (formerly McDONAGH, née WALLACE)
January 20, 1919, Mus. Bach. University of Toronto 1938. Born in Toronto. Parents: Clifford WALLACE, Josie Ermina WALLACE, both deceased. Older sisters: Mrs. Ester SKOV, Mrs. Bernita JOHNS and Mrs. Jean ARMSTRONG pre-deceased. After World War 2, Anna taught music theory and helped set up "Publicity and Performance" at the Faculty of Music/Royal Conservatory of Music for young students.
She leaves her loving husband, William A. McCOY, daughter Sheila Roberta McCOY, and two grandchildren Eric and Penelope OSTERMAN of Toronto; nieces, Kiersten Skov BEVERIDGE of Vancouver, Daphne ARMSTRONG of Vancouver, Linda JOHNSON of Halifax, and dear cousin John WALLACE of Leesburgh, Virginia, his wife Helen, their son John and daughter Lynda.
During World War 2, Anna married Capt. George McDONAGH of the Royal Canadian Army, Procurement Branch in Ottawa and New York, and was known at the "Con" by this name.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-21 published
KALLIN, Inga-Karin (November 5, 1915-August 19, 2007)
At Sunnybrook Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Nils Fredrik KALLIN. Loving mother of Margareta RAWLINS and her husband Edward, Helena JOHNSON and her husband Patrick, and Freddie KALLIN and his wife Anne. Dear grandmother of Anders RAWLINS and his wife Victoria, Jeremy RAWLINS, Christopher, Nanna, and Stefan JOHNSON, and Megan and Robert KALLIN, and great-grandmother of Kaylin RAWLINS. A private family service will be held. Inga-Karin's cremated remains will be taken home to Sweden at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Swedish Lutheran Church of Toronto, 25 Old York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario M2P 1B5 would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
JOHNSON / JOSIPOVIC
Claire and Mario are delighted to announce the birth of their fourth child, Evan Christopher Josipovic (7 lbs, 3 oz) on August 24, 2007. He is welcomed by his siblings Byron, Brock and Natalie and proud grandparents Feliks and Mira JOSIPOVIC and Douglas and Helen JOHNSON. Special thanks to Doctor Paul BERNSTEIN, nurses Sandra SHIN and Deborah HAYNES and the rest of the Mount Sinai staff.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
FISH, Anne (née JOHNSON)
Peacefully, at home with her family in her seventy-second year after a long, very courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved wife of Colin IRVING, mother of Cynthia and Douglas FISH, grandmother of Paule and Joseph HARVEY and sister of Robert JOHNSON. Much loved also by her stepchildren Caroline, Andrew and Gillian IRVING and their children. She will be sadly missed as well by her many Friends.
Throughout her first career as a social worker and her second as a very talented artist her primary professional interest was in child welfare. With that interest particularly in mind, she served a term as Chairman and was for many years a member of the Board of Directors of Tyndale-St. Georges community centre, an organization founded by the Johnson family in the 1920's working with disadvantaged families in Little Burgundy. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Tyndale-St. Georges Foundation would be most welcome. The family wishes to thank Doctor Krista Lawlor of the Palliative Care Unit of the Montreal General Hospital for her exceptional kindness and thoughtfulness.
The funeral will be held at the Church of St. Columba, 4020 Hingston Ave. (corner Notre-Dame de Grace Avenue and Hingston) on Thursday September 13th, 2007, at 3: 00 p.m. Reception to follow.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
JOHNSON, Marjorie Evelyn (née MacARTNEY)
At the Gravenhurst Manor on Friday, September 14, 2007, Marjorie E. JOHNSON (née MacARTNEY) in her 90th year, predeceased by her husband Roy JOHNSON in 1982. Beloved mother of Barry JOHNSON of Sudbury, Lynne HALDENBY of Sault Ste. Marie, Don (Lana) JOHNSON of Scarborough. Grandmother of Leigh and Renee HALDENBY, Stephanie and Christopher JOHNSON. Predeceased by her sisters Ena, Jean and her brothers Harold, John and Gordon. Mrs. JOHNSON is resting at W.J. Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst, 215-1 Bay Street. The family will receive Friends at the W.J. Cavill Funeral Home on Monday, September 17, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment at Mickle Memorial Cemetery in Gravenhurst. In memory donations to the Trinity United Church or the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
JOHNSON, Eleanor Margaret (née SHAW)
Peacefully at Cama Woodlands Nursing Home, Burlington, Ontario, on Thursday, September 20, 2007 in her 98th year. Eleanor, beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Brian and his wife Marlene, Keith and his wife Marian. Cherished grandma of Danielle, Michael, Meaghen, Mark and Sarah. Dear aunt of Marilyn STARZYNSKI, Judith CAMPBELL, both of Toronto, and Linda FLYNN of Liverpool, England. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy, Frances, and Anne. Eleanor was a Veteran who was proud of her services to the War Blind - St. Dunstans in England during World War 2. This contribution to Canada was celebrated with her fellow Veterans and life long Friends through the Overseas Club. She also volunteered for 50 years at The Canadian Red Cross. Her 30 plus years of retirement were highlighted by travelling with her husband and many happy family occasions. Eleanor's wide range of interests and living life to the fullest are the family's fondest memories. Cremation has taken place. A Service to Celebrate her Life will take place at St. George's Anglican Church, Willowdale at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Canadian Red Cross Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, www.smithsfh.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-01 published
JOHNSON, Charles Walter (May 23, 1910-October 30, 2007)
'C.W.' departed peacefully into eternity, at Burlington, Ontario in his 98th year. Born at Humber Bay, Toronto, the eldest of ten children, to William Henry JOHNSON and Eva Elizabeth NEWMAN. Walter was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret Ellen PRIDHAM, in 2006. Dearest father to Ann and her husband Roger, Donald and his wife Teri, David and his wife Mary-Anne, and Mark. Loving 'Poppa' to Christopher, Sarah, Jason (Ali), Andrew (Kim), Lucas and Charlie. Great-grandpa to Aynsley, Reid and Ethan. Loved and respected uncle to many nieces and nephews. Survived by sisters Frances BLAIR (George,) Bunny, 'Jimmy', Betty and youngest brother Don (Mary). Predeceased by brothers Pete and Ted and sisters Florence ELLIOT/ELLIOTT and Peggy STEEL. A graduate of Mimico High School, Walter was awarded the King's Scout designation in 1926 and was an active member of the West End Young Men's Christian Association. Moving to Burlington in 1951, he became a founding member of the Burlington Young Men's Christian Association and served as a long time member of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Fruit and Growers' Association and the Halton Wentworth Growers' Association. As a lifelong market gardener and grower and always devoted to his beloved 'Burnside Farm', Walter participated for decades in the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair both as director, judge and exhibitor. He took great pleasure in judging at the Ancaster and Milton Fall Fairs where his involvement with children gave him great pleasure. Always a gentleman, Dad was a true symbol of the ethics and character that his generation of JOHNSONs epitomized, the patriarch of the family, exhibiting great strength and fortitude to the end. Dad, we shall always miss your sense of humour, support and love, especially your twinkling blue eyes and welcoming smile. Thank you for sharing your wonderfully long and fulfilling life with all of us. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2007 between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, November 5, 2007 at East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Rd. E., Burlington at 11: 30 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com
'Feare no more the heat o'th'sun Nor the furious Winter's rages Thou thy worldly task hast don Home art gon, and tane thy wages Golden lads and Girlies all As Chimney-Sweepers come to dust' - William Shakespeare

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
KILPATRICK, Ivan John (June 24, 1919-November 20, 2007)
Beloved husband of Anne Sarah ROBBINS of 13 years. Predeceased by his first wife Annabelle Mary BENALLICK.
Father of Jacqueline (Howard JOHNSON) of Guelph, Michael (Irene SMAGINA) of Toronto.
Loving stepfather of Stephanie (Michael FOSTER) of Burlington, Anthony (Sharon) of Edmonton, Jennifer (Gordon McDONALD) of Toronto and Janice ROBBINS of Toronto and Hilary (Douglas MIGHTON) of Toronto.
Beloved Grandpère of Paddy, Samantha, Mike and Doug JOHNSON. Beloved Grandfather to Eugene SMAGIN and Katerina KILPATRICK and beloved Grandparent to Robert, Laura, Alison and Christine FOSTER, Christy, Jamie and Jaclyn ROBBINS, Alastair and Gavin McDONALD, Stephen, Alexander and Andrew MIGHTON.
A memorial service will be held at the Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto 416-363-0331 on Saturday November 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. Visitation from 10 a.m. till service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Out of the Cold" care of the Metropolitan United Church.
"Ivan was so loving and so well loved in return"

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-23 published
ROBERT, Joseph Xavier
(November 2, 1938-November 22, 2007)
Passed away peacefully on November 22nd shortly after his 69th birthday, after valiantly battling illness for over two decades. Beloved husband to Ruth ROBERT (MORAN) for close to 45 years. Loving father to Joseph (Linda SIU,) Mark (Jim JOHNSON) and Doug, and proud grandfather to J.R. and Tori ROBERT. Will be greatly missed by sisters Irene SMEATON, Martha HARDY and Michelle ROBERT as well as brothers Paul ROBERT (Sally) and D'Arcy ROBERT in addition to many nieces, nephews and cousins and his Aunt Irene HATCH (Auntie Smart.) Predeceased by his parents Paul and Aileen ROBERT, Ruth's parents Bob and Lorna MORAN and brothers-in-law Hagood HARDY and Gordon SMEATON. Joe was a larger than life character who will not be forgotten by all those that knew him and loved him. Joe spent his career as a stock broker and in his spare time was an avid and accomplished golfer being a life long member of Rosedale Golf Club. Aside from his love of playing the game, he distinguished himself as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Golf Association and the Board of Governors of the Royal Canadian Golf Association where he participated as a Rules Official for the Canadian Open for over 25 years ultimately taking on the role of the head of the Rules Committee for the Royal Canadian Golf Association. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Sunnybrook Hospital for their care and compassion over these past two months and to his doctor, Noah FORMAN, who has taken such wonderful care of Joe over the past 20 years. If desired, the family requests that a donation be made to either The Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Ave. Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R5 (diabetes.ca) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300 P.O. Box 2414 Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4 (heartandstroke.ca)
Funeral Service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on St. Clair Avenue East, one block west of Mt. Pleasant, on Monday November 26 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, followed by a reception to celebrate Joe's life.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
HARE, Peter John
On Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the age of 82. Loving husband of Jane HARE (née JOHNSON.) Beloved son of the late Doctor Robert B. HARE and Doctor Amy Dora Adams HARE. Dear brother of Douglas and Moira. Dear brother-in-law of Donald (Jill) JOHNSON. Peter will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Peter's love of forestry and the environment was evident by his commitment to Toronto's Task Force to Bring Back the Don, the Ontario Forestry Association, and the Toronto Green Community. Peter was active in the Senior Alumni Association and the Soldiers' Tower Committee of U of T. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In memoriam, donations to the Soldiers' Tower Committee of U of T. or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-06 published
JACKSON, Kathleen May (November 26, 1912-December 3, 2007)
Peacefully and in her sleep, Kathleen May JACKSON died at home in Toronto. She was the daughter of Sidney JACKSON and Ceta Mabel JOHNSON. Kathleen is survived by her sister Mrs. Ceta IRVINE of Victoria, British Columbia and her brother Mr. Joseph JACKSON of Courtney, British Columbia. She was one of a large musical and artistic family. Dear sister of the late Barbara GRAY/GREY, Alice SORENSON, Mavis JACKSON, John JACKSON, Sidney JACKSON and Maurice JACKSON. Many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews will miss her. Kathleen was a teacher, artist and enthusiastic ballroom dancer. After her retirement, she decided to renew her love of piano and her joy in travelling. Her nephew Robert KOSICH and wife Dana and niece Barbara WHITE/WHYTE were fortunate enough to celebrate her last birthday with her at one of her favourite restaurants in Toronto. We will miss you Aunt Kathleen. A Celebration of Kathleen's life will be held in the spring.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
JOHNSON, Bruce (June 4, 1931-December 6, 2007)
True to his wish, Bruce died peacefully at Ian Anderson House after a short battle with cancer. As always he never swayed from his ever positive and never give up attitude. He was a truly great husband, dad, papa and friend. Bruce will be missed by all who knew him, especially Joan JOHNSON (FARLEY) his wife and lifetime love for 55 years; a devoted and loving father to Ned (Rachelle), Martha, Paul (Sam), Ian (Audrey) and Leanne (Ron) proudest Papa to Heather, Christianne, Erin, Stephanie and Juliana and his beloved Annie. He will be greatly missed by his identical twin brother Doug (Jane) with whom he shared a spiritual and unique bond, and his extended family: Jean and the late Stewart FARLEY (London,) Richard and Liz FARLEY (Wilmot Creek) and David FARLEY (Montreal;) his many wonderful nieces and nephews; his chosen family of many wonderful Friends; and the many colleagues and clients that he touched over the years. Bruce adored his four-legged companions Annie, Mozart, Taxi, Jake, Burley, Tuffy, Hobbs, Patches, Roxy, Marley and Phish. An avid golfer, gardener, dog walker, hiker, traveler and patient shopper, he was one of a kind. Bruce was a proud member of the provincial champion East York Goliaths basketball and football teams and went on to play football at U of T. Bruce recalled actually winning a game or two when he played at U of T. Professionally, he held senior management roles in three multi-national organizations before becoming a pioneer in Career Consulting and Outplacement Services in Canada as a partner with KPMG Career Consulting. A long time resident of Oakville he volunteered his time to organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis, and Toronto Board of Trade to name a few. He and Annie volunteered their time for weekly visits to the Oakville Hospital. His love for golf found him actively involved as a Board member of the Oakville Golf Club. As his children grew up, Bruce spent much time at the Oakville Club where he held various Board positions. His caring and interest in others was evident when he was a member of the Board of Governors for the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. His family is forever grateful to his medical team of dedicated and compassionate care givers. Words could never express our appreciation to the Ian Anderson House family for their compassion and total first-class care of Bruce and the family during the last few weeks of his illness. We send a big hug and many thank yous to all staff and volunteers at Ian Anderson House. Bruce had an unrelenting optimistic attitude, engaging smile, and sparkle in his eye that will always be remembered with lots of love and never forgotten. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Ian Anderson House www.ianandersonhouse.com. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate the life of Bruce, will be held at Saint_Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, (at Thomas) Oakville 1: 30 p. m. on Monday, December 10, 2007. Condolences may be made through www.koprivataylor.com

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
OSBORNE, John Edward Easton "Jack", M.A., D.H.A.
(Retired, National Health and Welfare)
Jack left us peacefully to be with the Lord on the 11th day of December, 2007, at the age of 85. He was the proud and loving father of Peter OSBORNE (Rachel DECUYPERE) and Mary OSBORNE (Andrew BIRD) of Ottawa, and loving step-father of Kathleen JOHNSON (Stephen COCK) of Ottawa and Carol MORROW of Nova Scotia. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Nicholas and Zachary BIRD, Christine and Michael COCK, and Melissa and Rob MORROW. Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1922, son of the late Edward B. OSBORNE and Mary Easton of Beamsville, Ontario, he is survived by his sisters Elizabeth OSBORNE of Beamsville and Janet HAYES of Sidney, British Columbia, his niece Jennifer DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (James) and family of Chelsea, Québec, sister-in-law Hilda ARCHER of Cowansville, Québec, and many other nieces and nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his first wife Carolyn Balestreri ARCHER in 1975 and his second wife Shirley Ann SHEPARD in 2001. He served as a Lieutenant during World War 2. He graduated from McMaster University (Economics 1943) and University of Toronto (M.A. 1946 and Hospital Administration 1960). He worked for the Government of Canada, Department of Health and Welfare from 1951 to 1985. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse Playfair and McGarry on Thursday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. David and Saint Martin Presbyterian Church (444 St. Laurent Blvd.), of which he was an Elder, at 11: 00 on Friday, December 14. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Shepherds of Good Hope, Christie Lake Community Centres, or St. David and Saint Martin Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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JOHNSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-05 published
Man shot in Mississauga apartment
By Bob MITCHELL, Staff Reporter
At least one gunman is being sought in connection with the slaying of a 34-year-old man on Wednesday night in a Mississauga apartment.
Otis JOHNSON died early yesterday morning at Trillium Health Centre. An autopsy is scheduled for today, but Peel police have confirmed the Mississauga man was shot.
"His death is drug-related," Peel homicide Insp. Norm ENGLISH said. He said JOHNSON was "well-known" to police but wouldn't reveal the reasons, and added that the victim wasn't wanted for anything at the time of his death.
"I have a pretty good idea of what happened," ENGLISH said.
The homicide was Peel Region's first of the year.
Police won't confirm where JOHNSON was shot on his body, although people who saw him being treated by paramedics in the lobby of the apartment building said he had been shot in the lower back.
Emergency crews found JOHNSON lying just inside the front entrance of the 12-storey building, located on the southeast corner of the Queensway and Hurontario St.
Residents said the shooting occurred inside a 12th-floor apartment. ENGLISH confirmed JOHNSON was shot inside a unit in the building, but investigators were still piecing together how he managed to get to the building's lobby.
"We're still interviewing a number of people, including people from the apartment where the shooting occurred," ENGLISH said.
Police wouldn't confirm how many people were being sought or a report that the person who lived in the unit where the shooting occurred had just returned from a vacation.
Numerous officers spent Wednesday night and yesterday morning canvassing the more than 300 apartments in the building, known as the Queensway Arms, which is almost directly across the street from the hospital.
Investigators also refused to confirm a report that a gunman was seen fleeing the apartment by climbing into another unit from the balcony.
Paramedics and police rushed to the apartment just before 9: 30 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a 911 call that a man had been shot.
Only moments earlier, another 911 call reported a break and enter in the apartment, police sources said.

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