MITCHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
MITCHAM, Elsie Isabelle (née GODFREY)
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mother at Extendicare Kawartha Lakes in Lindsay, Ontario on September 5 in her 87th year. Loving wife of the late Fred MITCHAM, cherished Mom and Nana of Marilyn, Don, Scott and Meghan VAN WYCK and Donna, David (MORTON,) Lindsay and Lauren (KINNEAR,) Parker and Corrie (MORTON,) Great-Nan to 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters, Lillian, Trudy, Beth, Gene and brother, Reg.
A Memorial Service will be held at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesley Blvd., in Etobicoke on Sat., September 22 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation by contacting Wise Choice Funeral Home at 1-888-299-9058.
The family extends grateful appreciation to the staff at Extendicare and ParaMed, for their care of Mom during her final days, and their support to our family during this difficult time.

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MITCHELITIS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
Two dead in separate stabbings
By The Canadian Press, Page A9
St. Catharines -- Two St. Catharines men are charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old Fonthill man stabbed on the weekend in front of dozens of horrified pub-goers.
Mike DAY died from his injuries Saturday.
Joseph MITCHELITIS and Allen EGGLETON, both 21, are being held in custody for a bail hearing scheduled for tomorrow.
Police say officers arrived to discover two men had been stabbed. Both were taken to hospital and a third man, also suffering from stab wounds, later arrived at the hospital.
Meanwhile, in Brantford, police are searching for a 16-year-old murder suspect, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, in connection with a fatal stabbing at a house party early Saturday. The 18-year-old victim was rushed to the Brantford General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
ALEXANDER, Jean Isabel (MITCHELL)
Peacefully passed away on Saturday December 30th, 2006 at Strathmere Lodge in Strathroy. Jean Isabel (MITCHELL) ALEXANDER, Formerly of Ipperwash Beach. Predeceased by her husband Chester J. (1973). Dear mother of Donald J. of St. Catharines, Jo-Anne and Robert GRAHAM of Ipperwash Beach and Shirley ALEXANDER of Stratford, and the late Ross (2001). Grandmother of Ian, Todd, Amanda, Jeff, Chet, and Jillian, predeceased by Rob (1986). Special friend Marie ALEXANDER of Peterborough and Fran McCORMICK of Owen Sound. There will be no funeral service. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 307 Commissioners Rd W., London, N6J 1Y4, or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. Gilpin Funeral Chapel (519) 786-4964

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-04 published
KEAVENEY, Cora Ruby
Peacefully in Meaford on Saturday June 2, 2007. Cora KEAVENEY of Thornbury and formerly of Mississauga, loved wife of the late John Edward KEAVENEY, at the age of 89. Beloved mother of Mary (Marvin) THIBEAULT of Tottenham; Carol (late Ronald) STEVENSON of Thornbury; Dale (Shirley) KEAVENEY of Meaford; Jim (Liz) KEAVENEY of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba; and Stephen (Donna) KEAVENEY of Clarksburg. Predeceased by a son Kerry in infancy (1956) and a son John KEAVENEY (1994) of Mississauga. Sadly missed Nana of fourteen and Great-Grandmother “G.G.” of nine. Dear sister of George (Jenny) MITCHELL of Bright's Grove; Yvonne BANDIERA of Port Elgin; and Norman (Cathy) MITCHELL of Wasaga Beach. Predeceased by three brothers and four sisters. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street East in Thornbury on Monday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. where Vigil Prayers will be recited at 8: 30 in the evening. Thence to Skinner and Middlebrook Funeral Home, 128 Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga, where Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga on Wednesday June 6, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. with interment and committal services to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Port Credit. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Meaford General Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-23 published
STEAD, Helen Marguerite (formerly METHEREL, née MITCHELL)
Peacefully at Central Place in Owen Sound on Friday June 22, 2007. In her 74th year, Helen Marguerite STEAD (formerly METHEREL, née MITCHELL) the beloved wife of the late Wilbert Carl STEAD. Loving mother of Hedley METHEREL and Sue, John METHEREL and his wife Donna, Doug METHEREL and his wife Laurna and Mitchell METHEREL. Loving step-mother of Pauline and her husband Norman SUNDBORG and Paulette PAPINEAU- COUTURE. Proud grandmother of twelve. Dear sister of Gord MITCHELL and his wife June and Peter MITCHELL and his wife Betty. Helen will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Kimberley METHEREL by her sister Hazel and brother Don. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. David STEAD officiating. Interment in Annan Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-13 published
BENEDICT, Robert Charles
At the Elgin Abbey Nursing Home in Chesley on Friday, August 10, 2007. Bob BENEDICT, resident of Elgin Abbey and formerly of R.R.#4 Tara, in his 81st year. Beloved Husband of the late former Eleanor Jane MITCHELL. Dear father of Don and his spouse Joan EDWORTHY of Arkwright, Doris and her husband Ted HACK of Guelph and Jeff of Owen Sound. Brother of Lois and her husband George MAHON and Eleanor SPENCE. Predeceased by son Bill (1984) and brother Frank. Bob will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Lisa and her husband Jay EIDT, Keri BENEDICT, Angela HACK and her friend Chris BRATHWAITE, Kyle HACK and by great-grand_son Harrison EIDT. Also survived by sister-in-law Shirley and her husband Arnold DRAVES of Innisfil and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Paul H. Eagleson Funeral Home in Tara on Monday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Tuesday August 14, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Tara Legion Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.paulheaglesonfuneralhome.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-19 published
McFARLAND, Ruby Alice (née FRENCH)
Formerly of Mississauga passed away peacefully at the Southampton Care Centre of Wednesday, October 17, 2007 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Ralph Wesley McFARLAND for 65 years. Dear mother of James McFARLAND and his wife Janie of Port Elgin. Loving Grandmother of Patricia Ann OBERHOLZER of London, Janie Lynn and her husband Brent RICHARDSON of Burgoyne and Jennifer Marie McFARLAND and her fiancé Luke PARADIS of Kincardine. Loved Great-grandmother of Fawn OBERHOLZER and Mikki OBERHOLZER. Sister-in-law of Irene FRENCH of Palmerston. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two sisters Edith VEITEL and Emily MITCHELL, two brothers Bert FRENCH and Beverly FRENCH, sister-in-law Anna FRENCH and brother-in-law Lloyd VEITEL. The family will receive Friends on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston where Rev. Janet SINCLAIR will conduct the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Palmerston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-12 published
BENSON, Thomas Park
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday December 11, 2007. In his 92nd year, Thomas Park BENSON, loving husband of Annie BENSON (née HORNBY.) Loving father of Jill BENSON and Rosemary and her husband Gary MITCHELL. Loved grandfather of Mitzi MITCHELL and her husband Cory TURRIFF. Loving great-grandfather of Grace Anne. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-14 published
BENSON, Thomas Park
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Tuesday December 11, 2007. In his 92nd year, Thomas Park BENSON, loving husband of Annie BENSON (née HORNBY.) Loving father of Jill BENSON and Rosemary and her husband Gary MITCHELL. Loved grandfather of Mitzi MITCHELL and her husband Cory TURRIFF. Loving great-grandfather of Grace Anne. A funeral service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church on Friday December 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
ALEXANDER, Jean Isabell (MITCHELL)
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Saturday, December 30, 2006, passed away peacefully, Jean Isabell (MITCHELL) ALEXANDER, formerly of Ipperwash Beach. Predeceased by her husband Chester J. (1973) and dear mother of Donald J. of St. Catharines, Jo-Anne and Robert GRAHAM of Ipperwash Beach and Shirley ALEXANDER of Stratford and the late Ross (2001). Grandmother of Ian, Todd, Amanda, Jeff, Chet and Jillian. Predeceased by Rob (1986). Special friend of Marie ALEXANDER of Peterborough and Fran McCORMICK of Owen Sound. There will be no funeral service. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 307 Commissioners Road West, London N6J 1Y4 or the charity of your choice gratefully acknowledged. Gilpin Funeral Chapel

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
MITCHELL, Russell Howard
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2006. Russell Howard MITCHELL of R.R.#1, Straffordville in his 80th year. Beloved husband of 51 years Hazel (PARKER) MITCHELL. Dear father of Jeanette BALDWIN and partner Dan SMYTH of Pt. Burwell and Linda MITCHELL and fiancé John TEIXEIRA of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Mark and Paul. Also survived by a brother Lawrence MITCHELL, sisters-in-law Jean and Evelyn MITCHELL and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by an infant daughter Myrna, brothers Eugene, Walter and Max MITCHELL. Born in Bayham Township on June 12, 1927 son of the late Grant and Mildred (WOODWORD) MITCHELL. Russell was farmer and a member of Richmond United Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Straffordville Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Richmond United Church would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
LAVIER, Presley Donald
79, of MITCHELL passed away at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, London on Friday, December 29, 2006. Beloved husband of the late Myrtle (HALLIDAY) LAVIER (2004.) Dear brother of Winona GALLOP of Toronto; dear father of Anita (Lawrence) KEHOE of Calgary, Donna (Bob HORNE) LAVIER of Saint Thomas, Alan (Lori) LAVIER of Mitchell, Gary (Roni) LAVIER of Exeter and Brett (Roseanne) LAVIER of Tillsonburg; loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; dear brother-in-law of Don BISSONNETTE of Rochester, New York. Predeceased by his parents Elgin and Mary (ALLAN) LAVIER, one sister, four brothers, grand_son John Joseph WLUDYKA and sister-in-law Lorna BISSONNETTE. A family funeral service will be held at the Lockhart Funeral Home, Mitchell on Thursday with Rev. Peter KELLER officiating. Interment in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
ABRAM, Rose (formerly PHILLIPS)
At Strathroy General Hospital on January 3rd, 2007 surrounded by her family Rose ABRAM in her 88th year went to be with the Lord. Survived by her dear husband Angus ABRAM. Lovingly remembered by her daughters and sons, Nora KENNEDY, Liz (Louie) WARREN, Delores DOXTATOR, Patricia (Tony) CORNELIUS, Dee (Ralph) CHARLES, Kenneth (Eileen) PHILLIPS, Rena DOCKSTADER, Charlene (MITCHELL) PHILLIPS, Marilyn ELIJAH, Clara (Cameron) ELIJAH, David (Melissa) PHILLIPS. Sadly missed by 56 grandchildren, 103 great-grandchildren, 51 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 1st husband Thomas PHILLIPS 1971, sons Murphy PHILLIPS, Floyd PHILLIPS 1991 and infant baby girl, sisters Emily, Thelma, Caroline, brothers Abram and John. Relatives and Friends may call at Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Friday, 7-9 p.m. Saturday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to follow on Sunday commencing at 1 p.m. Interment Oneida Settlement.

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MITCHELL 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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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
RIORDAN, Elizabeth M. " Betty"
Peacefully at the Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys on Saturday, January 6, 2007. Elizabeth M. (Betty) RIORDAN age 78 years, formerly of Church Street South, Saint Marys. Beloved wife of the late William R. (Bill) RIORDAN (1995.) Loving mother of Bill and Jane RIORDAN of Saint Marys, Robert RIORDAN of Saint Marys, Debra and Jake HEALY of Wartburg, Janice and Mike ROVERS and Rod and Charlotte RIORDAN all of Saint Marys. Proud and loving grandmother of Mary Jane PALADICHUK and Rob, Bill RIORDAN, Cory RIORDAN, Mike RIORDAN, Elly RIORDAN, Megan TOEWS and Ed, Emily REED, Chad HEALY, Ryan HEALY, Michelle ROVERS, Rebecca ROVERS, Scott RIORDAN and MaryLou RIORDAN and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Annie GRANT of Stratford and Pat, Helen and Ernest of Dover, England. Predeceased by a daughter Jayne Elizabeth (1952,) a sister Kathleen EELEY and husband Dave and a brother-in-law Mike GRANT. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Monday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Cremation to follow. In her memory donations to the Canadian Cancer society or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
BOS, John T.
At the farm, on Tuesday January 9th, 2007, John T. BOS of Strathroy in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Nolda (DORTMANS) for 51 years. Dear father of Willy and Patricia (PARISH) of Strathroy and dear grandfather of Jamie Ann MANN and her husband Bryan, Hollie BOS (Mike WHITE/WHYTE) and Scott BOS (Laura MITCHELL.) Also survived by three sisters and one brother in Holland. Predeceased by a daughter Betty Ann (1966) and a son Harry (1974) and three brothers in Holland. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy on Thursday January 11th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Friday January 12th at 11: 00 a.m. Father Jorge CHIMBINDA, Celebrant. Parish prayers Thursday at 6: 45 p.m. Private family interment, following at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to John.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-12 published
Daughter strangled
Friends say Aqsa PARVEZ clashed with her strict family.
By Rob LAMBERTI, Sun Media, Wed., December 12, 2007
Mississauga -- Muhammad PARVEZ appears in court this morning charged with strangling his daughter as homicide detectives continue to look at her older brother to determine if he had a role in the slaying.
The 57-year-old man was charged yesterday with killing 16-year-old Aqsa PARVEZ, who Friends say rebelled against her father's religious expectations. Aqsa died in the Hospital for Sick Children late Monday and her mother arranged for her daughter's organs be donated.
Peel detectives charged her brother, Waqas, 26, with obstructing police, allegedly for trying to mislead officers during their investigation.
But police said Waqas continues to be investigated by homicide detectives to determine if he's involved in Peel's 16th murder of the year.
"We're now trying to determine what role or culpability he may have had in the homicide as well," Peel police homicide Insp. Norm ENGLISH said. "We're certainly going to be conducting further investigations to determine if he had a role in this."
ENGLISH said the investigation is still early and whether Muhammad is charged with first- or second-degree murder depends on witness information and the results of a pending autopsy. Investigators suspect the Grade 11 Applewood Heights secondary school student was strangled.
Police were alerted to the incident when a man called police just before 8 a.m. Monday saying he had killed his daughter at their Longhorn Trail home.
Most students learned during the school's morning announcement yesterday that Aqsa, who was born in Pakistan, had died.
A memorial with her photo and a book of condolences was in the front lobby of the high school for classmates to jot down memories or poems.
"It's just, like, really sad. Everyone was just crying," said Grade 10 student Natalie RANCE.
Students and Friends said Aqsa began removing her hijab when she attended school this term after her older sister had graduated. With no one to watch over her, she apparently felt free to dress more casually.
Aqsa recently left the family home and moved in with a friend, said Krista GARBUTT. She said the victim was quite open with Friends about discussing the culture clash she was having with her father, but it appears no one in authority was aware.
"I don't think so; she didn't tell a teacher," Dominiquia HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said yesterday.
Students were sent home with letters for their parents informing them of Aqsa's death and an outline of symptoms for depression or stress that their kids may feel. It assured parents that counsellors are available.
HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON described Aqsa as a kind person who loved to take photos and to dance. "And all she wanted to do is to be herself."
She said Aqsa was at a friend's place after leaving her home around 8 p.m. Sunday.
"She was happy, she was ready to go to school, she was excited," HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said, adding Aqsa intended on returning to the family home to get clothes.
But HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said Aqsa told her she was "scared to go home."
"Because she didn't obey the rules…" she said.
HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said her friend would arrive at school wearing jogging pants and hijab and then change clothes, removing the traditional headscarf.
Friend Ashley GARBUTT, 16, said that Aqsa didn't want to wear the hijab any more.
"Then her sister kept telling her dad that she doesn't wear it," she said. "She left her house twice. She left and went to her friend's house because… she would get scared and she just didn't want to live there anymore. She wanted to be her own person and show her inner beauty."
GARBUTT said Aqsa went to a shelter and her father contacted her asking her to come home because neither he nor her mother could eat after she left the first time.
"She moved home because she felt bad, but she moved out again," she said.
Friends said there probably are other girls who find themselves in a similar situation.
"They should get help soon as possible, whether it's a counsellor," Ebonie MITCHELL said. "Because we never knew it was that bad. If they're in that situation, they should get help as soon as possible."

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2007-01-09 published
BAXTER, Jeanne Florence (née SMITH)
Suddenly, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Friday, December 15, 2006, Jeanne Florence BAXTER (née SMITH) of Strathroy. Best friend and loving wife of John (Jack) BAXTER. Loving and devoted mother to Mary-Ellen (Terry) BROWN of Strathroy and Rob BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Jeanne was a most loving and devoted, proud grandma to J.J. BROWN (Laura) of Strathroy, Terry BROWN (Tess) of London, Angela BROWN of Strathroy, Stephanie BAXTER of Mississauga and Warren BAXTER of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Great-grandmother to a very special little man, Quentin MITCHELL of Strathroy. Cherished sister of Fred (Ann) SMITH of Peterborough, Ethel (Doug) HOGG of London, and Carole Ann (Frank) DICKER of London. Sister-in-law of Bert HAGGIS of London. Predeceased by parents Bill and Florence (née BILTON) SMITH, sisters Ellen McGIBBON (2005,) Phyllis HAGGIS (2000) and brothers-in-law Bill McGIBBON (1996) and Ray MAHOOD. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges, on Sunday, December 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service followed on Monday from Saint_John Anglican Church, 34 head Street North, Strathroy, commencing at 11 a.m. Father Willi KAMMERER officiated. A private family interment to follow at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of ones choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-22 published
MITCHELL, Fred (1925-1996)
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Lovingly Remembered, Wife Dorothy and Family
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-28 published
SIMPSON, John Norris "J.N."
Passed away on Tuesday November 20, 2007 at St. Patrick's Home, Ottawa at the age of 95. John, beloved husband of Betty (Elizabeth) and of the late Mae. Loving father to Gary (Helen), Bob (Susan) and the late Maureen. John will be missed by Betty's children Bob MITCHELL (Leslie), Sherry O'BRIEN, Wendy (George McCORMICK), Steven MITCHELL (Kathy) and Scott MITCHELL. Special remembrance from Kelly, Shauna, Ryan, Brad and Andrew. J.N. had a full and active life that touched many people and will be remembered for his gentle and understanding ways by Friends and family alike. J.N. was a good father, a strong husband and a caring person who brought his own special energy to the things and people he loved. Whether it was traveling, golfing, playing cards or watching his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders, J.N. lived and loved every decade of his long life. He will be missed. Special thanks from the family goes out to the staff of St. Patrick's Home for the continued love and kindness shown to John. Friends were received at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner on Friday November 23 from 12 noon to 1 p.m.. Funeral Service followed at 1 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to St. Patrick's Home, Ottawa or The Alzheimer's Society of Ottawa would be appreciated by John's family. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home (705-428-2637). For further information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com
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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-03 published
son may have been target
Police make arrest in woman's death
By Raveena AULAKH and Timothy APPLEBY, Page A8
Toronto -- Jean SPRINGER may have been shot down when she tried to protect her youngest son from a friend who showed up at her front door with a gun, according to a Toronto police source.
Ms. SPRINGER, 60, was killed on New Year's Day by a single bullet that struck her in the face. She was pronounced dead at Sunnybrook hospital, becoming the city's first homicide victim of 2007.
Heavily armed officers arrested 26-year-old Altaf IBRAHIM 12 hours later in his basement apartment in Scarborough, a few minutes drive from the SPRINGER home. He is charged with first-degree murder, a charge that implies the killing was planned.
A police source said last night that the gunman may have been looking for Ms. SPRINGER's youngest son Antoine, also 26, when he arrived at the SPRINGER home in the Malvern neighbourhood about 2: 30 p.m.
"It looks like there was some kind of dispute between the two young men and Ms. SPRINGER got between and got shot," a police source said.
The accused is said to have known Ms. SPRINGER's youngest son, who along with an older brother was in his mother's Snowball Crescent home Monday as she prepared New Year's Day dinner.
"They grew up together, at least from their teen years," said Detective Gary GRINTON of the Toronto homicide squad.
Mr. IBRAHIM lives alone in an apartment on Brimorton Drive. He was arrested about 2 a.m. yesterday without a struggle. Clad in orange prison garb, he appeared briefly in court in Scarborough yesterday and was remanded in custody. Police were still seeking the handgun allegedly used to kill Ms. SPRINGER, known locally as "Auntie Jeannie."
"You have what I believe was a truly innocent woman just going about her business," Det. GRINTON said of Ms. SPRINGER, widely described as an exemplary citizen, devoted parent and regular worshipper at the Malvern Methodist Church. "It's shocking."
Neither Mr. IBRAHIM nor any members of the SPRINGER family have criminal records. And if there was any animosity before Monday's shooting, it had not been manifest in the shape of threats or any physical altercations, Det. GRINTON said.
Nor were any gang affiliations involved, he said. "None whatsoever."
He dismissed a news report that said the gunman yelled "Happy New Year," as he opened fire, but agreed that because Ms. SPRINGER let him into her home, she likely perceived no threat.
Beyond stating that postshooting 911 calls were received from several neighbours, as well as from within the SPRINGER home, detectives would not say what led them to charge Mr. IBRAHIM so quickly.
Yesterday, at the three-unit house where Mr. IBRAHIM has lived since last summer, few neighbours seemed to know much about the basement apartment's tall, solitary occupant, who would sometimes step outside for a cigarette but mostly kept to himself.
"He moved in when the new owner bought the house," said George BOORNE, who lives across the street and saw the 2 a.m. arrest. "But I never saw him around."
At the SPRINGER home yesterday, Friends and neighbours voiced shock and sorrow at the brutal death of a woman described as a popular pillar of the community who often helped organize local events.
"I met her on New Year's Eve at the home of one of our sisters, we had a good time," said Norma McKENZIE, who had known Ms. SPRINGER at the Malvern Methodist Church for 10 years.
Ms. McKENZIE described the family of four as God-fearing, close-knit, regular church-goers. "Antoine was part of my team at Ford company and we worked well together."
Other worshippers concurred in praising Ms. SPRINGER's devotion to family and church.
"She was closely involved with the church," said Sandra LECKY, church secretary. "We know where she is today -- there was no victory here."
Church staff brought in extra chairs yesterday evening as mourners packed in to pay their respects. Those in attendance hugged and consoled one another, occasionally rising in songs.
Reading from a statement prepared by Ms. SPRINGER's family -- most attended the service but did not want to speak to reporters youth pastor Marlon MITCHELL described her as "… quiet, charming, intelligent and very much understated in manner. She had style and flair, but all of it counted for nothing compared to how much she celebrated her relationship with God through Jesus Christ."
Ms. SPRINGER was born in 1946 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. As a student, she won a scholarship to a grammar school for girls and eventually earned a teacher's diploma. She arrived in Canada in the late 1960s, and initially continued teaching primary school. However, she soon switched jobs, becoming an accountant. Self-employed, she stayed in that line of work until her death.
But it was her religious faith that stood out above all else, Friends said yesterday. Indeed, it is that faith that now allows her family to bear no grudges against the man accused of stepping into her home and taking her life.
"Today we mourn her loss, but our faith calls on us to forgive others [as] God has in Christ forgiven us," Mr. MITCHELL read from the family's statement yesterday. "Jean had a forgiving spirit and we are sure that she would want us to forgive whoever has committed this senseless act."

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-13 published
McCULLOCH, John Clement, M.D., (F.R.C.S.C.)
Professor Emeritus (Ophthalmology), University of Toronto.
At Toronto, on Wednesday, January 10th 2007. son of the late Dr. R.J.P. McCULLOCH and Ethel JONES. Predeceased also by his brother Robert Bancroft McCULLOCH. Beloved husband of Margaret Bain SIMPSON and the late Nancy ROBERTS. Dear father of Barbara MITCHELL, John, Kenneth, and Christina QUARTON. Loving grandfather of Brent McCULLOCH and Suzanne PICKERING. A service will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West on Monday, January 15th at 2: 00 p.m. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-05 published
MITCHELL, Frances Gertrude (née FRANKLIN)
On Sunday, June 3, 2007 in Kingston, Ontario in her 90th year, Frances Gertrude MITCHELL, formerly of Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Geoffrey P. MITCHELL. Dear mother of Sharon (Laing McFADZEAN) and Judy (Kim CARLTON.) Loving grandmother of Geoffrey and Andrew McFADZEAN and Joel and David CARLTON. Special aunt to Donna Drysdale. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Saint Thomas' Anglican Church, 130 lakeview Avenue, Kingston at 1: 00 p.m. Many thanks to the staff of St. Lawrence Place and to Frances's caregivers over the past weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Canadian National Institute of the Blind, or a chosen charity would be appreciated. Arrangements in the care of Hannah Funeral Home, Tamworth. 613-379-2997. On-line condolences at: www.hannahfuneralhome.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
MORRISON, Valerie Dymoke (née WHITE/WHYTE)
Valerie died peacefully in her ninetieth year on June 14, 2007 in Halifax with family by her side. She was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, the second daughter of T. Charles and Grace Lillian (CARLILE) WHITE/WHYTE. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Doctor Allan Bruce MORRISON, who died June 14, 1990. Valerie was a graduate of The Royal College of Music, London, receiving both ARCM and GRSM degrees. During the war years she was music mistress at Newcastle Church High School (evacuated to Alnwick Castle) and later at Wisbech High School. She met Allan, a Canadian soldier, when he visited, while on leave, her sister at their home in Wisbech. After a brief wartime courtship, they corresponded during his years of graduate study at Columbia University. In 1948, she and Allan married a few days after her arrival on the Aquitania at Pier 21. Valerie resumed her teaching career in 1967, and derived great enjoyment from her many piano students. Beyond her family, many dear Friends and music, she took great pleasure in swimming. Surely no one enjoyed the Waegwoltic pool more. She was unapologetic about the time she spent writing poetry. As the youngest generation observed, 'Grandma was an artist.' Valerie was predeceased by her infant daughter Diana and her sister Heather. She is survived by her sister Pamela, Southport, England; her four children, Elizabeth (Daniel HUGHES,) Heather (David TRANT,) Victoria (Michael MITCHELL) and Charles (Francesca;) her grandchildren Michael, Stephanie, Katherine and Victoria HUGHES, Katie, Emily, William and Pamela TRANT, Jeffrey and Emily MITCHELL, and Jacqueline MORRISON; honorary grandchildren, Tina RICHICHI and Jonathan HUGHES. The family would like to acknowledge the kind attention that Michelle McIntyre has given Valerie for many years, and the unwavering support of Albert Doyle, who was her 'ever present help in time of trouble'. More recently, the loving, expert care provided by Cathy Rouse, Holly Bell and Denise Ruppe enabled Valerie to remain at home until her final illness. We will always remember their kindness. The family is also grateful to the staff of 9 Lane at the QEII Health Sciences Centre for their compassionate care of our mother. A memorial service will take place at the Cathedral Church of All Saints (College St.) on Monday, the 18th of June, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dartmouth Boys and Girls Club, 60 Farrell Street, Dartmouth B3H 4B3. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@aliantzinc.ca Requiescat in Pace.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-04 published
CLITHEROE, Frank
With great sorrow, the family announces the passing of Frank CLITHEROE on Monday, July 2, 2007, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his loving wife Rita (McNEILL,) and son John. Frank devoted his life to his family and he will be forever loved by his children Joyce, Joan and her husband Tom OSIKA, Shirley and her husband Bruce WILSON, and by his grandchildren Valerie, Patricia, Mitchell, and Adam. Dear brother of Rose and husband the late Jack MITCHELL, the late Mary and Ethel CLITHEROE. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, and friend. Visitation at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas Street West (one bloack east of Runnymede), on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wake service at 2: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 6 at 9: 30 a.m. from St. Gregory's Catholic Church, 122 Rathburn Road (at Kipling). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Mount Forest. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family extends special thanks to Andrea and the staff of Tyndall Estates for their exceptional kindness to Frank.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
SMITH, Charles F.
Peacefully in Toronto on July 18, 2007 at age 89, after a short illness. Born in North Bay, Ontario on March 2, 1918 into a vibrant family of 10, he was a sixth-generation Canadian. During the depression, Charles found work in northern Ontario as a rail gang crewmember, logger, mine clerk, warehouse-man, and assayer. During the Second World War, he served as an aircraft rigger, mainly in Kingston, Ontario. In 1941, Charles married his lifelong love Constance. After the war, he returned to school to complete his high school diploma, and engineering and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgy at Queens University, finishing as class President in 1949. Charles began his career at Barber Tool and Die in Hamilton, but soon moved to Sperry Vickers, a world leader in hydraulics. He founded the Canadian division in 1955, Vickers' first international business. In 1966, Charles and Connie moved to England where he was Managing Director (European Division) for Vickers and then Vice President Europe of Sperry Vickers. In 1977, he moved to the head office in Detroit as Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs. Charles retired in 1980 and returned to Toronto to their cherished home at 14 Kingsway Crescent in the Kingsway. For the last few years, he lived on Lake Ontario at Palace Place. Charles was a dedicated volunteer, most notably with the Etobicoke Rotary Club, which awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his hard work. Other pursuits included ocean racing in Europe, such as the Royal Yacht Club Fastnet Race; and tracing the family roots which led to the publication of a memoir, I Remember, I Remember. He loved his family, home, cottage, and Friends. Charles is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Constance Charlotte SMITH. Loving father of Patricia HILLMER and Michael SMITH and his wife Laura TEMPLE- SMITH. Treasured grandfather of Michael HILLMER and his wife Melinda and Charlotte and Roddy SMITH. Dear brother of Phil SMITH, Kay WILLIAMS, Mabel MITCHELL, and Lois SCHMIDT and predeceased by Harold SMITH, Grace STEED, Chester SMITH, Don SMITH and Keith SMITH. The family would like to thank the staff of the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Old Mill Inn Chapel, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Reception to follow immediately. If desired, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements by Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke. (416) 231-2283.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
SMITH, Charles F.
Peacefully in Toronto on July 18, 2007 at age 89, after a short illness. Born in North Bay, Ontario on March 2, 1918 into a vibrant family of 10, he was a sixth-generation Canadian. During the depression, Charles found work in northern Ontario as a rail gang crew member, logger, mine clerk, warehouse-man, and assayer. During the Second World War, he served as an aircraft rigger, mainly in Kingston, Ontario. In 1941, Charles married his lifelong love Constance. After the war, he returned to school to complete his high school diploma, and engineering and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgy at Queens University, finishing as class President in 1949. Charles began his career at Barber Tool and Die in Hamilton, but soon moved to Sperry Vickers, a world leader in hydraulics. He founded the Canadian division in 1955, Vickers' first international business. In 1966, Charles and Connie moved to England where he was Managing Director (European Division) for Vickers and then Vice President Europe of Sperry Vickers. In 1977, he moved to the head office in Detroit as Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs. Charles retired in 1980 and returned to Toronto to their cherished home at 14 Kingsway Crescent in the Kingsway. For the last few years, he lived on Lake Ontario at Palace Place. Charles was a dedicated volunteer, most notably with the Etobicoke Rotary Club, which awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his hard work. Other pursuits included ocean racing in Europe, such as the Royal Yacht Club Fastnet Race; and tracing the family roots which led to the publication of a memoir, I Remember, I Remember. He loved his family, home, cottage, and Friends. Charles is predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Constance Charlotte SMITH. Loving father of Patricia HILLMER and Michael SMITH and his wife Laura TEMPLE- SMITH. Treasured grandfather of Michael HILLMER and his wife Melinda and Charlotte and Roddy SMITH. Dear brother of Phil SMITH, Kay WILLIAMS, Mabel MITCHELL, and Lois SCHMIDT and predeceased by Harold SMITH, Grace STEED, Chester SMITH, Don SMITH and Keith SMITH. The family would like to thank the staff of the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their compassionate care. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Old Mill Inn Chapel, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Reception to follow immediately. If desired, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements by Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke. (416) 231-2283.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
Pilot was one of the first to fly bombing missions against Germany
Already in the Royal Air Force when the war started, he finished two tours of duty in 15 months before being sent to Canada to train air crews. Years later, he sold real estate in Toronto
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Toby BASKETT was already one of the Royal Air Force's most seasoned operational pilots. Flying dangerously slow and obsolete aircraft, he was among the first to bomb Germany.
He was also among the first to be decorated. In September, 1940, he won a Distinguished Flying Cross for piloting a Handley Page Hampden bomber on a daring raid against a German industrial target. One of his fellow officers, Air Commodore John MITCHELL, described it as "an extraordinary raid on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, at a very low level, destroying lock gates on this all-important artery for German industry."
Flight Lieutenant BASKETT was involved in at least four raids on the canal that year. Later in the war, the canal and its dam were successfully attacked by more advanced Lancaster bombers using a special bouncing bomb that was portrayed in the film The Dam Busters.
The early raids were flown by much smaller bombers just after the fall of France, a time when Britain stood alone in Europe against Germany. Mr. BASKETT flew mostly twin-engine Hampdens, which, along with the Whitley and Wellington bombers, was all that the overstretched Royal Air Force could muster against German targets. With the Battle of Britain raging, fighters were needed for defence, so the missions went without benefit of escorts.
Their opponent, the Luftwaffe, was the world's most modern air force and flew at full strength, with the result that about half of the 1,400 Hampdens built were lost to flak and German fighters. It was also a tricky aircraft to fly and many went down in accidents.
"The Hampden was a death trap," Mr. MITCHELL said from his home in Lymington, England. "There was a narrow fuselage and the crew sat one behind the other. It was almost impossible for one pilot to take over from another."
The Hampden also laid mines in ports and canals in Europe. In his logbook, Mr. BASKETT records "gardening," a code word for laying mines. He laid ordnance (the "vegetable") in Dutch and French ports and in the Kiel Canal, a strategic waterway that links the Baltic with the North Sea.
Mine laying was hazardous work because the planes had to fly slow and low - 150 metres or less - making them easy targets. He was also involved in trying to thwart the German invasion of Norway in April, 1940. "Ordered to attack enemy battleship off coast of Norway," he wrote in his logbook. "Unable to locate target."
Mr. BASKETT's other targets included German air bases and at least one town. In 1974, he read a book about bombing missions during the early part of the war and it occurred to him that he might have been the first. He contacted the Royal Air Force Historical Branch and sent details of one particular raid.
"On May 11th, 1940, I took off from Royal Air Force Hemswell in Hampden L.4109 of No. 61 Squadron, 5 Group, to bomb the Cross Roads in Munchen-Gladbach," Mr. BASKETT wrote, adding how the flight took four hours and 45 minutes. "I wonder if your records confirm that I had the doubtful privilege of being the first Royal Air Force type to drop a bomb on German soil in the war?"
The reply, when it came, said the first attack was on the German island of Sylt on March 19, 1940. Nominal in nature, it was in retaliation for German bombs that fell on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The first raid "against industrial targets" took place May 10, 1940, the night the Germans invaded France and just a few short hours before Mr. BASKETT lifted off for his target, a manufacturing centre in Westphalia now known as Moenchengladbach.
Code words are sprinkled through his logs. Another entry mentioned "testing George" - Steve Harris, chief historian for the Department of National Defence in Ottawa, explained this meant Mr. BASKETT was experimenting with an automatic pilot. Mr. BASKETT was later stationed at Goderich, Ontario, the site of some top-secret Royal Air Force testing.
"Goderich was where a lot of research was going on with secret technology, on things such as advanced navigation," said Ted Barris, author of Behind the Glory: Canada's Role in the Allied Air War.
In 1942, all Hampdens were withdrawn from bombing duty and transferred to Coastal Command, where they were assigned to patrol shorelines and search for submarines. Many of the bombers were sent to Canada for use in training and were flown by four Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons - two examples still survive, the most complete of which is at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, British Columbia As well, about 150 Hampdens were built at plants in Quebec and Ontario.
Much of Toby BASKETT's life reads like a trip through the last days of the British Empire. Born in England, he soon went to India, where his father was working in the police force. He was sent home to boarding school at Bedford School, near Bambridge. His father died while he was at school and the family moved to Australia.
After working at many jobs, including sheep farming and gold mining in New Guinea, Mr. BASKETT returned to England to learn how to fly. In 1936, he took a short-service commission in the Royal Air Force, expecting to remain for just three years. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, he stayed on.
His fighting war was over by the end of 1940, however. That December, he sailed to Halifax on a troop ship. He served as a staff pilot at a Royal Air Force training base at Port Albert, on the shore of Lake Huron near Goderich, Ontario The unit had been transferred there from Kent, England, and later became part of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
"The location of the base must have been a political decision," said Mr. MITCHELL, who was also based there. "The weather was terrible with snowstorms coming in from the lake."
Other assignments in Canada included a posting to Nova Scotia, where he trained pilots to fly the Hudson bomber in anti-submarine patrols, and to Boucherville, Quebec, where he gave instruction on the Catalina flying boat. "They needed pilots with fighting experience to pass on their knowledge to the new pilots," Mr. Barris said.
It was in Canada that Mr. BASKETT met his wife, Vivian TEMPLE. She was a Red Cross volunteer during the war and they met at a dance. Their daughter, Lynne BODDY, said that during their courtship, her father would fly over her mother's Muskoka cottage and drop messages in bottles. At their wedding, Royal Air Force officers acted as ushers and Mr. MITCHELL stood up as best man.
At the end of 1944, the couple left Canada for the Bahamas. Mr. BASKETT was posted to Nassau, where he served as commanding officer of an Royal Air Force Transport Command base that was used to train pilots on Dakotas, the military version of the Douglas DC-3. At the time, the governor of the Bahamas was the Duke of Windsor, who had given up the British throne in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson. "Mother was pregnant and lost the baby. She had a note from the Duchess expressing her condolences," said Lynne BODDY.
In August of 1945, Mr. BASKETT returned to Canada to work at Transport Command at Dorval airport, outside Montreal. He returned to England on the Queen Mary in October.
When the war ended, he left the Royal Air Force and worked in Jamaica for a couple of years as manager of British South American Airways, a short-lived airline that operated civilian versions of wartime bombers. In 1947, he rejoined the Royal Air Force and served in a number of global hot spots, including Kenya and Egypt.
In 1957, he left the Royal Air Force again and moved to Toronto, where he went to work selling real estate for Martin and Meredith. He took a while adjusting to a calm, middle-class life in Canada, but loved visiting Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. He also did wood carving and sketching, and kept a cartoon diary.
Toby BASKETT was born Cyril Alexander BASKETT at Bedford, England, on September 19, 1911. He died of pneumonia in Toronto on June 24, 2007. He was 95. He is survived by wife Vivian and daughter Lynne. He also leaves brother Geoffrey.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
McPHERSON, Myrna Margaret
Passed away suddenly, after rallying from a recent illness, on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Neil for 56 years. Much loved mother of Kirk (Pamela) and Karen (Bradley MITCHELL.) Cherished grandmother of Andrew, James, Jefferey and Jason. Survived by dear brother Gordon TODD (Fern) and predeceased by brother Wallace TODD. Myrna was born in Simcoe County on a 400 acre farm. She studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. After her marriage and the arrival of her two children, but before the term 'women's lib' had been coined, she went to university and obtained a B.A. and then a Masters in Library Science, all while raising her family. She went on to become a music librarian at McMaster University where she stayed until her retirement. Myrna had an outgoing personality and the ability to make Friends easily. She was a sweet and engaging woman and a delight to spend time with. If you met her, you had met a friend. Visitation will be held at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Maple Grove United Church, 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations in Myrna's memory may be made to the Parkinson Society.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
FINKLE, Charles Benjamin
Derek FINKLE and Julie MITCHELL are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their son, Charles Benjamin, on August 30th, 2007, at 3: 18 p.m. Tipping the scales at 6 pounds, 2 ounces, Charlie is looking forward to meeting his grandparents Marva MITCHELL, Gail and Andy SHARPE, as well as Ralph and Josiane FINKLE. Special thanks to Doctor CRAM and the birthing staff at Toronto East General.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
PRICE, Harry
After a long life filled with much love, on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at Kensington Gardens. Harry PRICE, beloved husband of the late Minnie PRICE. Loving father and father-in-law of Sharryn Price KELMAN and Harold KELMAN, Gayle and Gary MITCHELL, Marla PRICE, Cindy Price EISNER and Murray EISNER, and Matthew PRICE and the late Michelle Goodman PRICE. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rose and Ed ORZY, and the late Joseph, Sam, and Max. Devoted grandfather of Todd BARGMAN, Sari and Philip SHAW, Carrie and Nick MAZZEI, Beth and Zale APPLEBY, Michael SINGER, Mitchell, and Jessica EISNER. Great-grandfather of Sierra, Jakob, Ethan, Casey, and Sydney. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, September 9th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Adath Israel Synagogue section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 68 Babcombe Drive, Thornhill, daily from 2: 00 p.m. Donations may be made to The Harry Price Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324 or at www.benjamins.ca.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
HARE, William J. " Bill"
Peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, Saint Marys on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 William J. (Bill) HARE of Saint Marys and formerly of Mississauga in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Betty D. (BROWN) HARE (2005.) Loving father of Kerry Sue SULLIVAN and Sully of New Zealand, Kevin HARE and Danette HARE of Kamloops, British Columbia and Todd HARE and Pam of Saint Marys. Dear grandfather of Keegan, Kerrina, Marsha, Nichole and Tyler. Predeceased by a son Jeff HARE (1976.) At Bill's request cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Saint Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. A reception will follow. In his memory donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be made by calling the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel in Saint Marys at 519-284-1480. Online condolences at www.ballfc.ca.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
MITCHELL, Sheilha Grace (née TRIBE)
At the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington on Saturday September 15, 2007, Sheilha (née TRIBE) MITCHELL of Burlington in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Graham MITCHELL. Much loved mother of Stephen and his wife Jane of Comox, British Columbia, Cynthia MARTIN and her husband Robert of Tampa, Florida and Robert of Oakville. Cherished grandmother of Elyse and Travis MITCHELL and Gregory and Catherine MARTIN. Predeceased by her brother Stephen TRIBE. Sheilha was a longtime member of The Ron Edwards Family Young Men's Christian Association. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday September 19, 2007 at 1 p.m. Cremation. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-01 published
MITCHELL, Ruth Margaret (née TINGLEY)
Peacefully at the Welland General Hospital on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the age of 93. Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, music teacher, arts enthusiast and talented artist. Born in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, in April, 1914, to Eva (née AYER) and Harold TINGLEY. She inherited her love of art from her father who was a well known sculptor and monument maker in Nova Scotia. She graduated from the Halifax Conservatory of Music in Pianoforte and trained at the Nova Scotia College of Art in fine arts and design. Over the years in addition to the Maritimes she lived in various locations including Toronto, the Netherlands, Leamington, Ontario and most recently Welland. Her paintings are in many private collections and she has exhibited in one person shows in Kitchener, Leamington, Amherstburg and Toronto, as well as in many juried shows throughout Ontario. In recent years she worked a great deal in mixed media and her works in this form have been displayed at the Windsor, London and Sarnia Art Galleries and Cambridge Library in their rental sections. Her family is most grateful to the staff of St. Charles Village, Welland, for their thoughtful care over the past seven years and to the staff of the Welland General Hospital for all their consideration. Predeceased in 2000 by her husband of 62 years, Claude, she is remembered with love by her daughter Corinne (Michael WALSH,) granddaughter Erin (Jason NICKS) and grand_son Michael. Great-grandmother of Sydney and Rylee. She is also survived by her sister Helen DOWELL and brother Ralph TINGLEY. The family will receive Friends at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 from 1: 00 -- 2:00 p.m. A funeral service, conducted by Reverend George SCHMIDT, will follow in the Cudney Chapel at 2: 00 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be sent to cudney@vaxxine.com

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
MITCHELL, Joan M.
After a brief illness, on Saturday, October 20, 2007, in her 84th year. Predeceased by husband Hugh. Beloved mother of John (Ann,) Debbie (Paul) MIDDLETON , Stephen and Peter. Proud grandmother of Simon, Chelsea and Nicholas. Sadly missed by a sister Grace SHANTZ, brothers Bill and Jack DOBSON, as well as by many relatives, Friends and bridge buddies.
A celebration of Joan's life will be held at Saint Marks Church, Niagara-On-The-Lake. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Saint Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-On-The-Lake.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-30 published
MITCHELL, Margaret Winona
It is with sadness that Margaret's family announces her peaceful passing on Thursday, November 29th at the age of 91. For 60 years she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Weld MITCHELL and a wonderful caring mother to Peter (Arlene), Tim (Jeanelle), Susan DECKER (Paul) and Marney. Dear Grandma of Lisa, Julie, Daniel, David, Sean, Mark, Jordan and Scott; and Great-grandma to Dylan, Adam and Alia. Predeceased by her brother Charles HUMPHRIES of London, Ontario.
Margaret enjoyed a great social life with her wonderful golf Friends from the Toronto Ladies Golf Club and all her Bridge Friends over the years. Margaret devoted herself to her family and her community and was always ready to volunteer to help others. She was an active member of the Big Sisters Association and volunteered at both the North York General Hospital and Saint_John's Anglican Church. Her creative and artistic nature was evident throughout life with her early crafts, knitting and beautiful rug hooking artwork. Family and Friends will treasure their many happy memories of life with Margaret. We will all miss her zest for life, her positive attitude and her caring nature.
Visitation at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.), Toronto, (416-489-8733) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday December 2nd. Funeral service to be held at Saint_John's Anglican Church, on Monday December 3rd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to our historic church: Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive, North York, M2P 1H3.

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
RICH, Samuel
Peacefully in his 97th year on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at North York General Hospital. Samuel RICH, beloved husband and loving partner of Rose RICH for over 40 years. Predeceased by his first wife of 27 years Eva SALSMAN. Loving father and father-in-law of Larry and Wendy RICH, Merle and Manny MITCHELL, and Byron and Joanie MINDLIN. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Murray and Reta KING, Faye and the late Al RICH, Sylvia and the late Melvin KING, and the late Smiler and Ruthie BERNSTEIN. Devoted grandfather of Jordan and Susan, Michael and Donna, Elissa and Cory, Jeff and Joanne, Bram and Elise, Carrie and Paul, and Jamie and Stacey. Proud great-grandfather of 19. Thanks to Nilo ANG and Gina MARTINEZ for the loving care and kindness during their many years of devotion. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 78 Burton Road. Donations may be made to the Samuel Rich Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
MITCHELL, Edith (née NORRIS)
Passed away peacefully, in her sleep, on Sunday, December 16, 2007, in Toronto. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Devoted sister of the late Irene. Edith will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the Belsher, Biggs and Kingsview Free Methodist Church families. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Kingsview Free Methodist Church, 15 Kingsview Blvd., Etobicoke (N. of Dixon off Islington Ave.) on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Edith Mitchell Memorial Fund, which will go to International Child-Care Ministries and Hoops Unlimited (Basketball Outreach).

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

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MITCHELL 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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MITCHELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-10 published
son dies in freak truck accident
Crushed by wheel as father tested brakes on tractor
By Bob MITCHELL, Linda NGUYEN, Staff Reporters
A distraught father is mourning the loss of his 30-year-old son following what police say was an "unfortunate freak" accident Monday night in a Malton trucking yard.
Sebastian KOSIBA died instantly when he was crushed by a wheel of a tractor being driven by his father Jan in a yard on Cardiff Blvd. in the area of Derry and Dixie Rds.
"He (Jan) is in terrible shape," KOSIBA's widow, Dorota, 27, said last night."This is an accident that shouldn't have happened. We're all in grief."
The couple, originally from Poland, had two young boys, 4 and 8. "All his hobbies had to do with his kids," Dorota said. "He loved being with them… riding bikes, playing soccer."
Police said KOSIBA was trying to fix a rear brake problem on a Freightliner tractor cab.
But his father "didn't realize his son was in harm's way," said a police source.
He said the father was "driving forwards and backwards in an attempt to unlock the brakes," when the tragedy occurred just after 8: 30 p.m.
An autopsy concluded KOSIBA died from blunt force trauma to his head.
Allan FULLERTON, an executive at Canada Cartage Systems, said the men worked as private contractors for the company. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Peel police major collision bureau are investigating.

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MITRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
DATTA, Manju " Suvra" (née MITRA)
Manju 'Suvra' DATTA daughter of the late Provas Krishna MITRA and Madhabi MITRA, passed away peacefully at age 64, on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at Royal University Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband Doctor Jyotirmoy DATTA; sons Kironmoy and Suvomoy (wife Sanraj BASI) DATTA; three sisters, two brothers and their families in India, one sister and her family in the U.S. Suvra was born in Mossat, West Bengal, India and graduated from the University of Burdwan in India. She was married in 1971 and joined her husband in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. Living in Saskatoon since 1981, she was a very active member of the Indian community as well as the Hindu Society. Suvra was well known for her delicious cooking and generous hospitality. Suvra's loving kindness and welcoming nature will be missed by all. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 24th, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. from Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before the railway crossing). Cremation to follow. The family would like to thank the Royal University Hospital staff for the care given to Suvra during her illness. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (101 - 440 2nd Ave North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Family and Friends may send email condolences to www.hillcrest-memorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Ken Scheirich, Hillcrest Funeral Home, (306) 477-4400. The world is a darker place without the warm glow of her laughter and brilliance of her smile, but the light of her love will always shine.

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MITSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-25 published
BUZZELL, Austin W. (1925-2008)
'A man of strong character and generosity and kindness that was felt by all' Austin passed away peacefully on Saturday September 22, 2007 after a brief illness in his 82nd year. Beloved husband to Leona (MITSON, predeceased) for 51 years. A cherished father to Michael, Linda (JEWETT,) Chris, and Ann (FOURNIER.) A generous and thoughtful grandfather to Allan, Nancy, Dany, Ericka (JEWETT,) Jessica, Austin Jr., Sara, and Matthew (FOURNIER.) A big hearted brother to Marguerite, Winnie, Barbara, June, Bruce, Lynford, Rodney, and Winston (predeceased). And loving to his in-laws Idabelle McKENNA, Dorothy MITSON, and all their family members. His family, Friends, and loving companion - Ida DEZAN, are blessed for his time on earth. son of the late Hugh and Maude, Austin was born in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Québec. After serving his country in World War I, he established his families loving home and successful business in Cherry River - between Lake Magog and Mount Orford. Austin was well known throughout the townships for his mastery of all trades and for possessing one of the greatest mechanical minds. His pride of workmanship and quality reputation attracted loyal customers, many of which became long term Friends. He will be remembered for his integrity, patience, compassion, and his passionate love for life, automobiles, travel, family, and Friends. The Family would like to thank Nathalie Langelier, Julie Broulotte, Doctor Robert Masse, Doctor Carl Bromwich, Lynn Beattie, and everyone at the palliative care unit of the Magog Hospital for their dedication, compassion and support. A celebration of Austin's life will be held on Saturday September 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. by Reverend Deanne Moffatt. at Saint Paul's United Church 211 Pine Street, Magog. Luncheon reception in nearby hall to follow service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Magog hospital palliative care unit would be appreciated by family.

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MITTELSTAEDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
Canadian businesswoman dies in Pakistan
By Tu Thanh HA and Martin MITTELSTAEDT, Page A4
A Canadian businesswoman who was staying at the home of a Pakistani cabinet minister has died in mysterious circumstances, leaving relatives worried and local news media speculating about foul play.
The woman, former Toronto-area resident Kafila SIDDIQUI, had been staying in the capital city of Islamabad, at the home of the Minister of State for Communications, Muhammad Shahid Jamil Qureshi, when she was taken to hospital on Saturday.
News reports from Pakistan had Mr. Qureshi saying that he had found Ms. SIDDIQUI either unconscious or vomiting on the floor in her room. She was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.
Ms. SIDDIQUI, a 40-year-old mother of a five-year-old boy, was in critical condition when the minister brought her to hospital, said an English-language Pakistani paper, the Daily Times.
It quoted a physician, Muhammad Farrukh, as saying that Ms. SIDDIQUI's apparent cause of death was heart failure but that scars were found on her face and neck.
Ms. SIDDIQUI had moved to Islamabad to run a investment consulting firm.
A relative said yesterday that her husband had been unable to talk to her for several weeks and that he feared she was being held against her will at the minister's house.
Mr. SIDDIQUI's husband, Suleman QAISER, had filed a missing person's report with police, a brother-in-law said in an interview from Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto. He said Mr. QAISER had told him: "I'm very worried. She's not telephoning me. I tried to contact her but there were no replies."
"I was thinking she was ill or something like that. I thought she had been admitted to hospital for some disease and after that she died," the brother-in-law told The Globe and Mail yesterday.
"But their story was quite different."
International News quoted her brothers -- Mustafa QAYYUM and Mujtaba QAYYUM -- as saying that Ms. SIDDIQUI and the minister were in a joint venture "to get aid from the Canadian government."
Ms. SIDDIQUI's husband was in Karachi yesterday, organizing her burial, the brother-in-law said. "She was a very strong lady and a good lady," he added.
Mr. QAISER had initially remained in Canada while his wife was in Pakistan because he was on probation at a new job, the brother-in-law said.
He said Mr. QAISER's attempts to phone his wife at the minister's home were rebuffed and he was told she was free to leave.
"He was trying but this minister was saying 'She's not here. I don't know about her.'"
A spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs in Ottawa confirmed yesterday that the department was aware that a Canadian citizen had died in Pakistan.
Consular officers have contacted the family to provide assistance, spokeswoman Marie-Christine Lilkoff said, declining to provide further details.

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MITTELSTAEDT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
Mother helpless as teen gunned down
By Martin MITTELSTAEDT, Page A1
Keyon CAMPBELL was at home early yesterday morning doing nothing more dangerous than playing video games with his Friends.
Because it was late, and a frigid night, his mother planned to drive one of the Friends home - so she sent her 16-year-old son outside to warm up her car.
But the seemingly innocent plan turned to tragedy when Mr. CAMPBELL was shot by an unknown assailant as he stepped out of his house. He stumbled back into the doorway, around 1: 40 a.m., dying in front of his distraught mother and aunt, who tried desperately to save his life using cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
Police do not have a motive to explain why the teenager was shot to death and say he may have merely been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"It's disgusting," Toronto homicide squad Detective Hank IDSINGA said of the killing. "It's a terrible thing to have happen and to be found by your mother immediately after it happened, it's absolutely devastating for her."
Police say there may have been three shots and do not know if the gunman had accomplices.
The death raises Toronto's homicide toll to 80, closer to the record reached in 1991, when there were 89 murders in the city.
Police suspect the shooter had been waiting just north of the boy's home, and initially fled on foot. It had just started to snow at that time, and police followed tracks looking for clues.
By police accounts, Mr. CAMPBELL was a typical teenager. He worked at a fast food restaurant, a job he took so he could buy a car.
He was taking Grade 11 and 12 courses at a high school that police declined to identify and lived with his mother.
Although Mr. CAMPBELL was known to police, he didn't have a criminal record, or anything that would suggest activities that would put him at a high risk of murder.
"Keyon CAMPBELL was a young, 16-year-old, bright student, employed, and was killed in the front door of his house," Det. IDSINGA told reporters yesterday at a news conference.
"It's too early to tell right now whether he was a target. It very well could be he was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
The shooting occurred at Empringham Drive, in a complex of neat townhouses where police say there had been another incident recently.
The area is located in the northeastern part of Scarborough, in residential subdivisions near the Toronto Zoo.
"There have been some shootings there in recent days and it looks like he might have gotten caught up in it," Det. IDSINGA said.
At the home yesterday afternoon, police and municipal workers stood in the rain behind yellow caution tape, trying to melt snow around the crime scene using a portable steamer, in their effort to find clues.
A passerby dropped a bouquet of white roses on the hood of a parked police cruiser.
The car that Mr. CAMPBELL was supposed to turn on was parked in the driveway, covered in a blanket of snow from the city's first major snowstorm of the season. A boy's blue bicycle was parked in the garage of the townhouse.
Police are asking anyone in the community with information on the shooting to phone the homicide department or Crimestoppers.

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MITTLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-09 published
BARTHA, Edith (née MITTLER) (January 27, 1916-May 31, 2007)
Our beloved mother Edith BARTHA née MITTLER, passed away at home in Calgary, Alberta on May 31st 2007 at the age of 91 years. She was born in Budapest, Hungary on January 27, 1916. and was predeceased by her devoted husband, Georges Bernard BARTHA. Edith will be deeply missed by those whom she loved and who always will love her dearly; her daughters Evelyn BARTHA Roundy of Miami, Florida and Doctor Liliane BARTHA of Olympia, Washington and Calgary, Alberta; her son-in-laws Paul V. ROUNDY, III of Miami and Doctor Craig SOUTHWELL of Olympia and Yakima, Washington; her grandchildren Dr. Johann Nicholaus (Nicky) MARTENS and Jorge Enrique (Ricky) MARTENS of Miami, Maya Georgine BARTHA- SOUTHWELL of Olympia, Washington and Calgary; her great-grand_son Rick MARTENS Jr. of Miami and many cherished Friends. Edith left Hungary for Canada following her 1938 wedding and spent many happy years in Montreal where she turned her diverse talents to being a devoted mother. With her life partner, Edith enjoyed traveling to the far corners of the world. Widowed in 1977, she moved to Toronto where she lived for almost thirty years. Due to failing health, Edith relocated to Calgary to be with her family in October 2006. Always willing to lend a sympathetic ear, she leaves behind many Friends of all ages who recognized and appreciated her wisdom, intelligence, compassion and lady-like elegance. Our mother frequently said that 'it was not by words that I would wish my life distinguished but rather by deeds done'. In this spirit she volunteered with the Royal Ontario Museum and with the Canadian Blood Services, the latter until the age of 87 years.

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