MATTIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
CAFAZZO, Donato " Danny"
Peacefully at Saint_Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday December 27, 2007 in his 77th. year. Beloved Husband of Gina (née BIASI.) Predeceased by his first wife Carmela (née VIVOLO.) Dear father of Antonietta SANDERS, Diana CAFAZZO (Paul BAGNELL) and Joseph CAFAZZO (Vivian.) Dear step-father of Mariella MacLELLAN (Roderick) and Joseph PALMISANO. Adoring Nonno of grandchildren Donny, Benjamin, Aidan, Ciara, Mark and step-grandchildren Jeremiah (Bethany), Sarah, Miranda and Kelsie. Doting Bisnonno of step-great-grandchild Adler. Devoted son of the late Giuseppe and Antonietta CAFAZZO. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lucia and Angelo DEVITO, Gina and the late Luigi CAFAZZO, Maria and Romolo VIVOLO, Tony and Carol CAFAZZO, Michelina and Franco DE MATTIA, Teresa and the late Piero OLOCCO, Bice and the late Tony VIVOLO, Palma BIASI, Assunta and Onofrio PETROSILLI. Donato will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Donato retired from Stelco after 39 years of service. A special thank you to the staff of the Saint_Joseph’s Hospital Hemodialysis and Complex Continuing Care Units. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint_Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Messages of condolence would be welcome at friscolanti.com. Visitation at the Friscolanti Funeral Chapel 43 Barton St. East (near James) on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services Monday 10: 30 a.m. at St. Andrews United Church (479 Upper Paradise) with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. “Forever In Our Hearts”.

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MATTIASSON o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-30 published
McDONALD, Dale Harold
Dale Harold McDONALD, of Walkerton, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, November 26, 2007, in his 57th year.
Beloved husband of Joyce (CAVILL.) Loving father of Michael and Tricia of Airdrie, Alberta and Kerri and Chris WELLS of Walkerton. Cherished grandfather of Jordan and Avery WELLS.
Fondly remembered by his brothers Leroy (Vi) of Amherstburg, Jack (Carma) of Woodstock, Jim of Chesley; sisters Ella (Wally) TIBBO of Chesley, Madeline (Harry) SEDOR of Surrey, British Columbia and Sharon (Ted) LOUGHLEAN of Hanover; sisters-in-law Shirley McDONALD of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Fern McDONALD of B.C.
Predeceased by his brothers Bill, Frank and Joe, and sisters Marie (in infancy) and Kay VANCISE, as well as his parents, John and Ila (WALPOLE) McDONALD.
Visitation was held at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 11 a.m. Rev. Terri-Ann MATTIASSON officiated.
Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MATTICE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-17 published
POOLE, Joyce Sylvia
Passed away peacefully on Saturday October 13, 2007 at the General and Marine Hospital in Collingwood in her 75th year. Joyce, beloved companion of Gary TAILOR/TAYLOR of Wasaga Beach. Loving mother of Mashon MATTICE, Martha and her husband Wayne DEATH, Emily and her husband John MacKAY, Germain and his wife Stacey POOLE and Sylvia ROBERT. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Sherry, Shonia, Nicole, Sean, Kaitlin, Jessica, Germain, Justin and Chantal as well as her great-grandchildren Joey, Justine, Coddie, Jillian, Owen and Patrick. A Celebration of Joyce's Life will be held on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in Mrs. POOLE's memory. Friends may visit Joyce's on-line Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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MATTU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
Weekend crash claims fourth victim as man dies
Canadian Press, Page A10
A fiery weekend motor vehicle crash north of Toronto that killed three people, including an off-duty police officer, claimed another victim yesterday.
Mohammed MATTU, 19, who had been in critical condition since the accident early Saturday morning, has died.
Mr. MATTU and two other young men were travelling in a minivan that crossed the centre line on a road in Vaughan around 3: 30 a.m.
Constable Davis AHLOWALIA, 28, of the York Regional Police was killed when his car collided with the minivan. Both vehicles burst into flames.
The two other occupants of the minivan -- Sulman YUSAF, 19, and Waleed SHAUKAT, 18 -- died instantly in the crash.

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MATTU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-08 published
'Kings of hearts' killed in crash
By Isabel TEOTONIO, Henry STANCU, Joanna SMITH, Staff reporters
They were known as the "kings of hearts," three Friends who were inseparable.
But on Saturday that came to a deadly end when the van they were in on Major Mackenzie Doctor in Vaughan unaccountably drifted into a lane of oncoming traffic and hit a car being driven by an off-duty York Region police officer.
Waleed SHAUKAT, 17, and his friend Sulman YUSAF, 19, were killed, along with the police officer, Davis AHLOWALIA, 28. The third teen, identified as Mohammed MATTU, 19, was in a coma last night.
It was a devastating end for what was supposed to be a fun night out celebrating a friend's birthday, said relatives of SHAUKAT, one of the teens pronounced dead on the scene.
"All three of these guys were kings -- kings of hearts -- they always had a smile and they all made people happy," said Waleed's older brother Omar SHAUKAT at the family home in Maple last night.
He described his younger brother as a happy teenager. "He had his whole life ahead of him, he was hard-working, helped out at home and everyone in this area knew him and loved him."
Waleed's father, Ali SHAUKAT, last saw his son Friday afternoon. The teen had just cashed his cheque from Tim Hortons and showed up at home with $420 in cash.
As was customary, the teen handed over all of his money to his mother and said, "Don't worry, mom, I'm young and I'll take care of you," recalled the father. Then he asked his father for $5 so that his wallet wouldn't be empty when he went out with Friends that night.
But the fun night out ground to a deadly halt around 3: 30 a.m. on Major Mackenzie Dr., west of Pine Valley Dr., when a minivan carrying the teens crashed head-on into a Honda Civic driven by AHLOWALIA.
Both cars burst into flames. SHAUKAT and YUSAF were pronounced dead at the scene. Their friend, Mattu, was rushed to hospital and was in a coma last night. Also dead at the scene was AHLOWALIA, a 2½-year veteran with the force.
Yesterday, as police continued their investigation, relatives of the teens were struggling to make sense of the horrific crash.
"We are all still in shock," said Ali SHAUKAT, as relatives gathered to comfort the grieving family at their home.
"Waleed was very lovely and very caring," said the father, recalling the generosity of a son who worked full-time to pay the family's rent. "He was the only person taking care of the family… He always respected all of his elders."
The teen was supporting both his parents, his 22-year-old brother Omar, and sisters Sara, 16, and Fyzah 9, said the father.
His uncle, Ahmed MURID, remembered him as a "very friendly guy" with "lots of Friends" who always "worked hard" and still managed to find time to volunteer in the community.
The elder SHAUKAT said he believed the trio of teens, who met in high school, may have been out celebrating MATTU's birthday. He said he did not know the circumstances surrounding the accident but believed YUSAF was the driver of the van. The father said his son dreamed of one day finishing high school and going to university.
In an online Web portfolio posted by Waleed SHAUKAT when he was 15, the teen lists his hobbies as travelling, listening to rap and bhangra music, playing basketball with Friends and going to the cinema. He also writes that he loves watching scary movies at night, meeting new people and chatting on the Internet with Friends and family around the world.
Last night, relatives at the SHAUKAT household said they were mystified by television news reports in the afternoon that MATTU had died in hospital, particularly since some had gone to visit him in the evening. Family of the two other teens could not be reached last night.

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MATTU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-09 published
Crash claims 'a true hero'
York officer's beat reached from orphans in Jamaica to the poor in Calcutta slums
By Jim WILKES, Staff Reporter
Davis AHLOWALIA's family has locked hearts with kin of a teenager who drove the van that crashed into the 28-year-old off-duty York Region police officer's car and killed him Saturday.
AHLOWALIA, Waleed SHAUKAT, 17, and his friend Sulman YUSAF, 19, all died in the inferno that engulfed the vehicles on Major Mackenzie Dr. in Vaughan. A third van occupant, Mohammed MATTU, 19, is in a coma in hospital.
"When two families get together to mourn the loss of two young children, there's not many words that can be said, but tears," Anil AHLOWALIA, Davis's older brother, told reporters crammed into the family room of his parents' home in Richmond Hill yesterday.
"As our family grieves the loss of a true Canadian hero, our condolences go out to the SHAUKAT and YUSAF families, who have also lost part of their families. We are keeping the MATTU family in our prayers during this time."
AHLOWALIA's family had gathered, not to dwell on his death, but to tell the community of his great charitable work that took him around the world.
Anil spoke of the Jamaican orphanage his brother had championed, even winning support of the police force for his efforts, and of his deeds for the poor in Calcutta last year.
"With the help of God we are trying to come to terms with the loss of a great man," he said.
"We mourn his sudden death, but more importantly, we celebrate the life of a man who gave of himself unconditionally, to his family, his Friends and everyone he met.
"(Davis's) love for family and Friends was only contested by his love for serving the poor and the unfortunate. Among his role models were Mother Teresa, John Paul II and our mother."
His parents, Anna and Rishi, wiped away tears as York police Chief Armand LA BARGE said the force would do everything it can to grow AHLOWALIA's efforts in Jamaica and help "those in their most desperate hour of need."
AHLOWALIA had been a constable 2½ years, but LA BARGE said he'd had an effect on "the entire global community.
"Davis had a sense of humanity and compassion that exceeded most people's in this world," the chief said. "Davis was always looking for somebody that needed a helping hand."
LA BARGE pointed to AHLOWALIA's work in Jamaica and Calcutta, "helping young people, helping children that are stricken with poverty and disease, suffering with Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, helping seniors that had basically, as he put it, been discarded by society.
"To me it's like losing a son. Davis was more than just a police officer, to me Davis was a friend. He inspired all of us to do more from a Christian perspective."
Anil said his brother touched many lives.
"We are proud of our brother for fulfilling his dreams and helping so many people in so little time," he said. "As a family, we pray that Davis's senseless death will not be meaningless, that this young man's life of charity and generosity will inspire all of us to love unconditionally, to give generously and to live life to the fullest."
He read from a letter family members had found after AHLOWALIA died, a letter he had been too modest to share.
In it, the mother of a 23-year-old woman told how compassionate AHLOWALIA had been when he went to her home after her daughter had attempted suicide.
It was, Anil said, just the kind of thing their mother -- "the pillar of our family" -- had taught her sons, to "give 'til it hurts, to practise your faith.
"She's an exceptional lady, she's unbelievable and Davis took everything she said and lived it."
Visitation for AHLOWALIA will be at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home on Woodbine Ave. in Markham on Thursday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
The funeral will be at Saint Mary Immaculate Church in Richmond Hill at 11 a.m. Friday.

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MATTU o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-13 published
Bidding farewell to a kind soul
Family chose simple, unadorned casket, befitting the humble nature of officer who helped so many
By Christian COTRONEO, staff reporter with files from Joanna SMITH, Page B3
The casket Anil AHLOWALIA chose for his younger brother Davis was oak, without stain or ornament.
It was much like one the brothers had seen on television more than a year ago for the burial of Pope John Paul II.
"We saw this simple casket and we said, 'That's the way people should be buried -- humbleness, right to the hour of death and beyond,'" Anil recalled.
So when the AHLOWALIA family had to choose a casket for Davis, they looked past the ornate, expensive models.
"We saw one that was just oak," Anil said. "No stain. No glamour. It was made for Davis."
Only it was made too early.
Davis AHLOWALIA was killed on January 6, 2007, when an oncoming van unaccountably swerved into his lane on Major Mackenzie Doctor in Vaughan. The 28-year-old York Regional Police officer was off duty at the time.
In all, the fiery crash claimed four victims. The driver of the van, Waleed SHAUKAT, 17, and 19-year-old passenger Sulman YUSAF died on the scene.
The driver's mother, Mansoora SHAUKAT, said yesterday in a telephone interview that she was sorry to learn her son's other close friend, Muhammed MATTU, had succumbed to his injuries Thursday night after spending the week in hospital in critical condition.
"A very cute boy, Muhammed," she said.
She remembers the 17-year-old, whose family she said lives in the Peace Village neighbourhood of Maple, Ontario, often coming home with her son to watch movies or eat pizza in the basement.
"They were very close Friends, all three -- Muhammed, Sulman and Waleed."
Yesterday 1,000 mourners -- more than the church could bear -- attended the funeral for the fallen officer.
For a few frozen moments, traffic along a bustling four-block stretch of Yonge St. in Richmond Hill was hushed. Police officers held cars at bay. The soft strains of a devotional hymn floated outside Saint Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church.
Scores more officers -- Royal Canadian Mounted Police in scarlet and polished leather riding boots, York Regional Police in red-brimmed caps and Ontario Provincial Police officers in full regalia -- lined the church steps outside. When the oak casket emerged, they held a long salute, bidding a final farewell to one of their own.
"Although he only served for a short time, he made an incredible impact on our community," said York Regional Police Chief Armand LA BARGE after the service. "Every human contact, every radio call, every interaction that he had, he brought his Christian values to the forefront and helped people."
A fervent Christian, AHLOWALIA travelled to impoverished regions of the world whenever he could, persuading his fellow officers to lend a hand to an orphanage in Jamaica, and helping the poor in Calcutta, India.
Parents and older brothers joined a grim procession of family, following the casket down the church steps. "Today, I had the difficult task of burying my brother," said Anil AHLOWALIA, his voice breaking, as he spoke after the funeral. "It's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life."
Chris GRANT, who attended Saint Michael's College School with AHLOWALIA, joined about 100 former schoolmates and teachers at the service, many wearing their school ties in memory of the departed.
"I mostly remember him walking around on game days, wearing his football jersey," GRANT said. "He was very proud to be on the team."
GRANT recalled his schoolmate wanted to be a priest -- "but decided to serve his community in a different way."
That desire led AHLOWALIA to police college, where he met Ryan STEVENSON, also training to be an officer.
"He would always take time out of his day to stop and say hello, ask how you are and how your family is," said STEVENSON, now a special constable with York Regional Police.
Even then, it was obvious that AHLOWALIA's ambitions went beyond the badge. "He used policing as a springboard into what he did in the community," said STEVENSON.
Indeed, during the hiring process, AHLOWALIA was asked why he wanted to become a police officer -- and, according to Chief LA BARGE, he answered, "to help people in the most need."

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
Retirement was only the start
Stan SMITH, founder of Over 55 London, died Saturday at 87.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter, Wed., January 10, 2007
Stan SMITH came to London at age 65 to retire and be close to family members.
He soon built a legacy that survives his passing at the age of SMITH died peacefully on Saturday at Victoria Hospital after a terminal illness, surrounded by his family, his son said yesterday.
"As a family, we're very proud of what he did after closing the door on his career," said his son, Martyn SMITH of London. "It was quite an accomplishment."
"He was a good man who founded the only organization of its kind in Ontario," said Ron McNISH, acting executive director of the organization -- Over 55 London Inc.
"He wanted to do something to give people like himself opportunities to continue using their skills and experience and he did it."
For more than two decades, Over 55 London has helped hundreds of registered members find small casual jobs and temporary, part-time or full-time contractual work, said McNISH.
"We've had 14,000 people contact our organization with small jobs that needed to be done and 75 per cent of the clients were seniors."
The work done by Over 55 members often helps seniors stay in their homes, McNISH said.
"Our members do things clients can't do themselves, everything from basic electrical and plumbing jobs to painting, grass cutting and walking dogs."
Over 55 members are also employed as accountants, sales staff, drivers, bakers and production line workers, said McNISH.
"Stan was aware that people of his generation had things like good work ethics, loyalty to employers and punctuality going for them, and it soon became apparent employers appreciated those qualities, too."
Today, Over 55 is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, City of London, TD Canada Trust, Human Re-sources Development Canada, foundations, service clubs, corporate and individual donations.
Martyn SMITH said his father was "a fun-loving, 'can do' kind of guy. He always thought positively and never looked at the downside of things."
His father's 22 years in London were a departure from his earlier life when job demands required frequent family moves, said Martyn.
"We changed homes and schools about every year and a half when I was younger," he said. "It helped me to become independent and self-sufficient."
Stan served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and the merchant marine after the war, said Martyn.
"He was on two ships that were torpedoed and spent hours in the water. He said he was strengthened by those experiences."
In Canada, Stan SMITH had a long career as an employee of catering business in Edmonton, Sault Ste. Marie, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto and Ottawa.
He also taught catering at Centennial College in Toronto and owned and operated a restaurant and motel in Grimsby for five years.
SMITH is survived by his wife Marie and three sons, Martyn, Howard and Andrew.
Visitations are set for the Westview Funeral Chapel on Wonderland Road today. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Aidan's Anglican Church on Oxford Street West.

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-14 published
From cub reporter to managing editor, BRIGLIA did it his way
By Joe MATYAS, Sun Media, Thurs., June 14, 2007
In the lexicon of old-school reporters and editors, it was "30" for Anthony John BRIGLIA on Tuesday.
It was the end of the story for a man known to colleagues at The London Free Press simply as "Jack."
BRIGLIA died at 81 at Mount Hope Long Term Care Centre in London after what his family described as "a heroic struggle" with Parkinson's disease.
For about four decades, BRIGLIA worked as a reporter, editor and columnist at The Free Press, topping off his career as managing editor from 1978 to 1985.
He started, at age 16, as a part-time sports stringer.
Although it was an era of rough, gruff editors, the young scribe with the compassionate, gentle nature wasn't deterred from a newspaper career.
But he did it his way.
After earning a journalism degree at University of Western Ontario, BRIGLIA obtained a master's degree at Columbia University in New York City.
Degrees in hand, he returned to The Free Press.
A reporter with a master's degree was "unusual" in the 1950s, said Norm IBSEN, a colleague who made his mark as an Ontario legislature reporter and editorial page editor.
Newspapers were then full of people who worked their way up from the bottom, IBSEN said.
BRIGLIA differed from the old school as an opera lover, said IBSEN, adding he was also an avid baseball fan.
Ivor WILLIAMS, managing editor before BRIGLIA, remembered him as "a gentleman. He carried himself with a lot of dignity. Everybody liked him."
At the peak of his career, BRIGLIA served on the Ontario Press Council for seven years, was vice-president of the Canadian managing editors association and chair of the editorial division of the Canadian Daily Newspapers Association.
He was also The Free Press's ombudsman from 1985 to 1991, appointed to represent the concerns of readers.
Gord SANDERSON, who succeeded BRIGLIA as reader's advocate, said "I respected his love of the business and dedication to high standards of journalism that he displayed as ombudsman."
BRIGLIA believed editors should be held accountable for what's published in the newspaper and he frequently sided with readers' complaints.
"He was a fair, thoughtful fellow," said SANDERSON.
BRIGLIA and his wife, Mary, were parents to five children -- all of them adopted, his son John BRIGLIA said.
"Mom and dad were devoted parents," he said. "We certainly had a sense of family."
John Sr. was "an elegant, loving, caring, humble man," he said.
"He loved opera, music and baseball, especially the New York Yankees."
Although he suffered with Parkinson's for the last five years of his life, he never lost his sense of humour, said John.
"He had a strong faith. He didn't talk about it much, but it was a source of strength and comfort to him."
Friends of BRIGLIA will be received by his family at the Millard George Funeral Home on Ridout Street in London from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church at Cathcart Street and Duchess Avenue.

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-04 published
Market Furniture owner survived Nazi camp
By Joe MATYAS, Sun Media, Tues., December 4, 2007
A London merchant who gave immigrants credit they couldn't get anywhere else has died.
David KLEIN passed away peacefully at his Florida home on Saturday, his son Alan KLEIN said yesterday. He was 88.
KLEIN, a survivor of Nazi labour and death camps, operated Market Furniture on Talbot Street for 45 years until he retired at the age of 78 in 1998. He also owned a number of properties in the area of Talbot and King streets.
As an immigrant himself, having come to Canada in 1947, KLEIN sold furniture on credit to newcomers who couldn't qualify for loans, using his own screening method.
"He would offer to let people take more than what they asked for and if they refused, he knew they were careful with money and would find a way to pay," said his son. "He was never left high and dry."
During the 1980s, KLEIN fought a court battle that had an impact on commercial insurance policies and the way they're marketed.
He hired top lawyers and spent $100,000 to fight an insurance company that refused to pay for damages when the roof literally collapsed on his business, destroying his inventory.
"There was so much rain water on the roof that it caved in and crushed the furniture," said Alan.
In the end, KLEIN won the case and the insurance industry was given a heads-up from the court about transparency in creating and marketing all risk coverage.
A native of Czechoslovakia, KLEIN was rounded up at the age of 20, spending four years as a Jewish captive in concentration camps.
"My father told me dogs had more rights than prisoners," said Alan. "He said young men died all around him."
Told in a camp that 90 per cent of the captives would die, KLEIN was determined to be among the 10 per cent.
"He told me he never lost the will to live," said Alan. "He said he literally rose from the ashes."
The war cost KLEIN about 70 relatives, including his parents, grandparents and three of four siblings.
He was released from a German-controlled Hungarian concentration camp when the area was overrun by Russians. He spent the rest of the war fighting with the Czechoslovakian army.
When he came to Canada, he worked on farms, for an uncle in his Saint Thomas furniture store and ran a wholesale fruit and vegetable stand on his own.
"He worked 12 hours a day to forget the past and build a life for himself," said Alan.
KLEIN bought a truck and used it to deliver fruit, vegetables and furniture.
In 1951, he married Eva, whom he met in Toronto, and in 1954 they used savings to open Market Furniture at Talbot and King streets. They had four children: Rita, Jerry, Marilyn and Alan.
"My father spoke several languages and had a photographic memory when it came to customers," Alan said.
A funeral is scheduled at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Or Shalom Congregation.

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MATYAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-10 published
Deadly triangle
A London teacher and one man are found dead in a car. Another man is shot in a parking lot.
By Joe BELANGER, Patrick MALONEY and Joe MATYAS, Sun Media, Mon., December 10, 2007
A London teacher is dead and a colleague recovering in hospital after a stunning parking lot ambush yesterday that preceded an apparent murder-suicide 300 kilometres away.
Angela SEDORE, 40, was found dead in her sport utility vehicle near Peterborough just hours after Ed DICKSON/DIXON -- a fellow teacher at Ashley Oaks elementary school -- was shot by SEDORE's boyfriend outside a south London plaza, family members say.
SEDORE's sister said she had been dating a man named Ray KING for two years.
The bodies of KING and SEDORE were found, apparently shot to death, in her sport utility vehicle south of Peterborough following a police chase.
"This guy obviously came for one thing and that was to kill all three of them," DICKSON/DIXON's father, Ken DICKSON/DIXON, said.
DICKSON/DIXON's father said it appears a phone call to his son's home from a colleague whom his son had just started dating may have set the tragic chain of events in motion early yesterday.
DICKSON/DIXON, 36, told his father SEDORE sounded distraught and wanted to meet him, so he decided to go see if everything was all right. He later described to his father a chilling scene.
Upon arriving at the parking lot outside the A and P store at Wellington and Commissioners roads about 1: 40 a.m., he approached the woman's vehicle when a man hopped out, armed with a gun.
The man fired, the bullet ripping through one side of DICKSON/DIXON's stomach and out the other, then through the window of his Jeep, he told his father.
"If he didn't turn (his body,) he'd be a dead man," Ken DICKSON/DIXON said after visiting his son in the hospital. "A gunshot wound to the stomach, you're a dead man."
Remarkably, Ed DICKSON/DIXON told his father he jotted down the licence plate number as the vehicle drove off.
Within an hour, SEDORE's apartment on the second floor of a quaint Hyman Street home was swarming with police officers whose dramatic arrival stunned neighbours.
Durham regional officers, east of Toronto, were on alert for SEDORE's sport utility vehicle in connection with the London shooting and would soon be following it.
About 4: 45 a.m. yesterday, the Ontario Provincial Police was asked to follow the sport utility vehicle as it travelled north on Highway 115, which runs from Highway 401 to Peterborough, SEDORE's home town.
The sport utility vehicle drove over a police spike belt and went into a ditch, about 10 kilometres south of Peterborough. SEDORE and a man found inside were dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
Police sources told Sun Media the dead man in the sport utility vehicle is Ray KING, 41.
A neighbour, who described SEDORE as a "wonderful" person, said the teacher had been dating a man named Ray.
Having dramatically changed his appearance -- dropping 30 pounds and getting a new haircut -- he was visiting her in London this weekend, the neighbour said.
Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police and city police were at SEDORE's apartment for much of yesterday, taking away a slew of items including her computer, a neighbour said.
SEDORE's birth mother, who only met her now-grown daughter three years ago, was stunned by yesterday's tragedy.
"There's no words to say how I feel," Johanna YATEMAN said when contacted at her Peterborough home. "I feel great, great loss."
The Special Investigations Unit, which probes any civilian death involving police, is investigating the case.
"This is a tragic circumstance and there's a lot to be done," the Special Investigations Unit's lead investigator, Allan EATON, said.
Ken DICKSON/DIXON, who travelled to London from Detroit during the weekend for a family Christmas party, said his son was conscious but struggling in the aftermath of his close call. "He's starting the goofy stuff -- 'I should have called the police (before going),' " he said.
Several teachers at Ashley Oaks, reached at their homes yesterday, declined comment.
A huge swath of the parking lot at the busy south-end plaza -- which houses several restaurants and a busy grocery store -- was taped off for hours as officers scoured around DICKSON/DIXON's green Jeep, a bullet hole clearly visible in its side window.
Shoppers coming in and out of the A and P were stunned by the scene.
"This city is getting bad," said one elderly woman. "You've got to have eyes in the back of your head."
DICKSON/DIXON's shooting happened fewer than 24 hours after the death of Anthony BRUN in an Old South home a few blocks away. A man [later identified as Gordon Tyler McCURDY] has been charged with second-degree murder in the 24-year-old's death.
What Happened
Late Saturday Night: Londoner Ed DICKSON/DIXON gets a distraught-sounding call from a fellow teacher at Ashley Oaks elementary school. He goes to meet her at the A and P store parking lot at Wellington and Commissioners roads, arriving about 1: 30 a.m. yesterday.
A man with a gun exits the woman's vehicle and fires a shot that rips through DICKSON/DIXON's stomach. The vehicle takes off. Wounded, DICKSON/DIXON jots down the licence plate and calls police.
Yesterday, 4: 45 a.m.: Durham Regional Police ask Peterborough Ontario Provincial Police to intercept an sport utility vehicle, wanted in a London investigation, along Highway 115, which extends north from the 401 toward Peterborough.
The sport utility vehicle runs over a police spike belt south of Hwy. 7A and ends up in a ditch, 10 km south of Peterborough.
Ontario Provincial Police find the bodies of a man and a woman Ray KING of Belleville and London teacher Angela SEDORE -- in the sport utility vehicle. They appear to have been shot to death. The sport utility vehicle is registered to SEDORE.

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MATYS, Dalibor
Suddenly at home on Sunday October 7, 2007. Loving husband of Hana MATYS. A private service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519) 376-2326.

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KIDDIE, Janice Elizabeth
Janice Elizabeth KIDDIE of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on November 14, 2007, in her 46th year.
She is survived by her mother, June KIDDIE (née MATZANKE) of Calgary and her last surviving sister Lynn KIDDIE of Calgary. She was predeceased by her father Hugh, her twin sister Janine and brother Alex. She was the treasured niece of Betty DENOMY of Chesley. Cremation has taken place.

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MATZELLE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-01-10 published
HUTTER, Elizabeth
Of Mount Forest, formerly of Proton Township in her 86th year. Passed away at Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Saturday, December 16, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Franz HUTTER. Loved mother of Frank HUTTER and wife Susan of Toronto, Gertrude VANALSTINE and husband Ronald of R.R.#2 Holstein and predeceased by infant daughter Erika HUTTER. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Maria STAUDACHAR of Ridgewood, New York and Josef MATZELLE of Kapuskasing. Predeceased by brothers John and Henry MATZELLE. Friends called at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday. A prayer vigil was held Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Mary of the Purification Church, Mount Forest on Monday, December 18 at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com
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