MURRANT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
DEVITT, Joan (née MURRANT)
Peacefully at the McCall Centre for Continuing Care, Toronto, on Thursday, September 27, 2007 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Michael (Mike). Loving mother of Ann and Brian. She was a proud and devoted Nana to Martin, Marissa and Samantha THIEL. Cherished mother-in-law to Christina CREELMAN and Harald THIEL. Predeceased by her sister, Dorothy. Sister-in-law to Alex SWAINSON and loving aunt to Jill (SWAINSON) and Margaret (CULL.) Her gentle smile and quiet strength will be sadly missed, but her loving spirit will be forever cherished by her family and Friends. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of the McCall Centre for their outstanding care, support, and attention for both Joan and Mike. Visitation will be held at the Turner and Porter, Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (Dundas and Burnhamthorpe), on Wednesday, October 3rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A service will be held at the Butler Chapel on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-05-28 published
MURRAY, Mary (HEAGY)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at her home on Saturday, May 26th, 2007 in her 69th year. The former Mary HEAGY was the beloved wife of George MURRAY. She was the loving mother of Wayne and his wife Linda, James, Connie and her husband Jamie McLEAN and Paul and his friend Brenda. Grandma will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Jeffery, Stephen, Alexander, Troy, Dwayne and Lindsay as well by her great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Lilly and Tyson. The MURRAY family will receive Friends for visitation at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth on Tuesday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where a private family service will be conducted. Interment will be at the Walters Falls United Cemetery. If so desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-07 published
MURRAY, Caelyn Lucille
Caelyn Lucille MURRAY, cherished daughter of Sherry and Stephen MURRAY of Kincardine, was taken to be with God at her birth on Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Caelyn will be lovingly remembered by her grandparents Brian and Vicki SHEPPERD and David and Ruth MURRAY all of Owen Sound and by her great-grandparents Bruce SHEPPERD of Meaford, Verna IRVINE of Owen Sound and Lomer and Dorothy LAUZON of Windsor. Caelyn will be surely missed by her several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family service of committal and interment, officiated by Reverend Ted CREEN, will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford on Friday, June 8, 2007 where Caelyn will be interred beside her great-grandma, Lucille SHEPPERD. As your expression of sympathy, donations to Saint_Joseph's Foundation - Neo Natal Unit would be appreciated in recognition of the compassionate care extended there and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-14 published
McKESSOCK, Mary Adell (née HOWEY)
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Loving wife of the late Norman McKESSOCK (1996.) Loving mother of Paul (Vavara) McKESSOCK of Bognor, Karen (Keith) MURRAY of New Dundee, John (Judy) McKESSOCK of Bognor, Jane McKESSOCK of St. Petersburg, Florida and son-in-law Robert OGDEN of Penticton, British Columbia Dear Nana of Melissa McEWEN, Heather OGDEN- BREHM, Rebecca OGDEN, Steven and Kyle Murray, Andrew and John Paul McKESSOCK. Great-Nana of Robbie and Clara BREHM and Emmitt McEWEN. Sister of Dawn BLACKMAN of Chatsworth. Mary was predeceased by her daughter Ruth OGDEN, by her parents James and Mary HOWEY, by her brother Clayton HOWEY, sister Marjorie MCINNES/MCINNIS and sister Jean KIRK. A private family graveside has been held at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the G.B.R.H.C. Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-05 published
COLLINS, John " Ian" " Scott"
Of Brampton, passed away suddenly on Sunday July 1, 2007 in his 60th year, formerly of Sauble Beach. Beloved husband of Judith, loving Dad of Matthew (Krestine) and Michael. Dear Grandpa of Dylan. Ian will be sadly missed by brother Peter COLLINS and wife Margaret, sisters Mary SIMPSON, and Agnes MURRAY and husband Peter, and other family members. Visitation will take place Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre, 8190 Dixie Rd. Brampton (905) 456-8190. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday July 6, 2007 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 940 North Park Doctor Brampton, at 10: 30 a.m.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-17 published
CASWELL, Viola (MURRAY)
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the age of 78. The former Viola MURRAY, predeceased by her beloved husband Ray CASWELL in 2002. Loved mother of Vernon CASWELL of Brantford, Glen CASWELL of Waterloo, Rosemary and her husband Stephen PALMER of Meaford and David CASWELL and his wife Lou of R.R.#4, Chatsworth. Sadly missed Grandma of Gordon, Matthew and William PALMER and Brandon and Hannah CASWELL. Dear sister of Wilma (late “Ab”) CAREFOOT of Meaford, Edythe (Ross) WILEY of Markdale, Ruby (Elwood) BROWN of Owen Sound, George (late Mary) MURRAY of Walter's Falls, and Roy (Joyce MURRAY) of Markdale. Predeceased by a brother Thompson and his wife Viola MURRAY of Markdale. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E. in Meaford on Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 18 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Long Term Care Centre or Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-12 published
HOWELL, John Barry “Jack&rdquo
Peacefully of Alzheimers at Georgian Heights Nursing Home on Monday, September 3rd, 2007 in his 81st year. Dearly beloved husband of Penny (née Freda NICHOLSON.) Loving father of Phillipp (Bonnie) of London, Brian (Katherine) of Thornhill, and Bruce (Cathy) of Brampton. Proud grandfather of Stephanie, Lindsay, and Megan. Dear brother of Lois GLIDDEN, and Morris (Helen) HOWELL all of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Verna HOWELL, his brothers Lloyd, and Bruce, and by his sister Marie DAVIDSON. Also missed by his many nieces and nephews. Jack served in the Canadian Armed Forces, and was well known locally as a commercial fisherman, financial analyst, as well as being a world bridge champion. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visitation from 10 o'clock to 11 o'clock, on Saturday September 15th, 1 hour prior to service time. The memorial service will be held in the chapel at 11 o'clock with Reverend Deb MURRAY officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, or to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-01 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Margaret Elizabeth
In her 74th year, passed peacefully at her home in Kemble, the village that she loved. Beloved daughter of the late Wilbur and Nettie TAILOR/TAYLOR (née McKINLAY.) Loving mother of Kelly BABCOCK and his wife, Geri, Chris BABCOCK and his partner, Deanna MARTIN and Danny BABCOCK and his wife, Lois O'NEILL. Devoted granny of Gennie-Wren and Nicholas. Held in the hearts of her sister, Beverley DAVIS, of Tofield, Alberta and her brother, Donald TAILOR/TAYLOR, of Chatsworth. Predeceased by her in-laws, Delphine TAILOR/TAYLOR and Lloyd DAVIS and her nephew, Jim DAVIS. Good friend of Susan MARSHALL, of Kemble and Chasity STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, of Cambridge. Margaret spent her childhood on the family farms in Kemble. As a young mother she was in the forefront of the drives to build the new arena and to convert the hall into a Senior and Community Centre. She helped to produce Christmas Concerts, was a member of the Kemble Women's Institute, taught gardening for the 4-H Club, took her turn running the snack bar at the old arena and cleaning the church. She drove rural mail and was the Post Mistress for many years. She, along with her mother and others, researched and wrote the Chronicles of Kemble. Her love of the past was evident in her wealth of stories and her respect for old things led her to a second career as a respected antique dealer. Family and Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Margaret TAILOR/TAYLOR will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. Deborah MURRAY officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Kemble Arena or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-05 published
LAPIERRE, George Thomas
Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound on Thursday, October 4th, 2007. George LAPIERRE Sr., of Owen Sound, in his 81st year. Loving husband of almost 58 years to the late former Joy CHARLTON (2007.) Cherished father of Fr. George LAPIERRE, CSB, of Sault Ste. Marie; and Laurie (Mrs. Scott HAY,) of Owen Sound. Loving grandfather of Donnie MURRAY and Gregory HAY. Survived by his brother Larry LAPIERRE (Pat,) and his sister Marcella GURNEY, all of Owen Sound. Greatly missed by his brother-in-law Jim CHARLTON (Nicki,) and sisters-in-law Dorothy (Mrs. Ron SCHAMERHORN), and Bonnie (Mrs. Ron PLAYFORD), all of Owen Sound; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Lillian GRANSDEN and Florence LAPIERRE. Friends may call at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 554 15th Street East, Owen Sound (519) 376-0778, on Tuesday, October 9th from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Vigil Service will be conducted Tuesday evening at 8: 30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Owen Sound on Wednesday morning at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Owen Sound. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. In living memory of George, a Pyramidal Oak will be planted in Joy's Rose Garden in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-09 published
FRASER, James William " Bill"
Of Exeter, formerly a resident of Sarnia in his 79th year. Passed away peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Wednesday November 7, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Jean Marie (WHITING) FRASER (1998.) Dear brother of Bev and the late Betty FRASER (2006) of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered Uncle of Debra and Brian JOHNSTON and Great-Uncle of Ashley, Michelle and Justine JOHNSTON of Exeter. Dear brother-in-law of Melba and Bob CORNFOOT of London, Norm and Barb WHITING of Exeter and Ev and John McALLISTER of Hensall. Beloved son of the late George (1991) and Janet (JOHNSTONE) (1997) FRASER, and son-in-law of the late Earl and Ethel (KESTLE) WHITING (1953.) Predeceased by sisters Muriel FRASER (1944) and Dorothy (FRASER) (1996) and her husband Ronald DURHAM (1993) and sisters and brothers-in-law Blanche (WHITING) (2002) and Donald MURRAY (1991,) F.J. (Bud) HAMILTON (1990,) P.O. Donald WHITING (1944,) Stanley WHITING (1969) and Margaret WHITING (1976.) Loved by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul ROSS officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the South Huron Hospital or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-03 published
GRADY, Ila Edith Evaline (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Peacefully at Summit Place Nursing Home on Saturday, December 1st, 2007. Ila Edith Evaline GRADY, (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT,) of R.R.#2, Owen Sound, in her 83rd year. Dearly beloved wife of Bill GRADY. Loving mother of Susan (Henry) KUZDAK, of R.R.#5, Owen Sound, Ian (Kelley) GRADY, of Presqu'ile, Robert (Teresa) GRADY, Gary (Shelly) GRADY and Gordon (Lori) GRADY, all of Sauble Beach and David (Tara) GRADY, of Moosonee. Proud grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ila will be sadly missed by her sisters, Dorothy (Wallace) MURRAY, of Balmy Beach, Ruby LITSTER, of Owen Sound and Roberta ROBERTS, of Barrie and her sister-in-law, Verda ELLIOT/ELLIOTT, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Ethel ELLIOT/ELLIOTT; her sisters, Esther GALBRAITH, Florence DAILEY, Marjorie CAUDLE, Laurene FOSSOLD and Gladys HARWOOD; her brother, Howard ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. A Private Funeral Service for Ila GRADY will be held in the Chapel of the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society as your expression of sympathy.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-21 published
BEACOCK, Uriel V. (née WEST)
Age 77, of Waterfalls Road, Spanish, Ontario, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 7: 30 a.m. in Florida, where she and her husband Ken, spent their winters since 1990. Uriel was a member of the Holy Trinity United Church in Elliot Lake, and the Walford Seniors Club. Predeceased by her parents, Bert and Hazel WEST, Uriel is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Ken; sons, Barry (Carol), Glenn (Diane), Murray (Rita) and Tom (Sue); daughter, Sharon; brothers, Bert (Marlie) WEST, Elgin (Jean) WEST, Ben (deceased) (Ruth) WEST, Joe (Gwen) WEST and Luke (Leslie) WEST; sisters, Eva (Clarence, deceased) LIPSKIE, Rena (Leonard) LAWRENCE, Gloria (Ken) HILLIS, Gladys (Dennis) MURRAY; grandchildren, Krista, Justin, Jeff, Wes, Clint, Andrea, Lisa, Matt, Cara, Chris, Cory, Tim, Zachary, and Katie and great-grandchildren, Megan, Juliette, Emily, Lara, Cole, Victoria and Diego. Funeral services were held Monday December 17, 2007 at Holy trinity United Church in Elliott Lake.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-27 published
WALKER, Colin Alexander Gordon
Suddenly at his home on Sunday, December 23, 2007. Colin WALKER of Owen Sound at the age of 4 years. Beloved son of Chris and Norma Jean WALKER. Dear brother of Berik. Special grand_son of Gordon and Donna WALKER and John and Marie RUTHVEN and adopted grand_son of Anthony and Dorothy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART all of Owen Sound. Special nephew of Rob WALKER, Chris and Dianne GENTILE, Laurie and James SMITH. Special cousin of Stephanie, Steven, David and Heather, Todd and Holly, Danny and Charlotte. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Saturday from 11 o'clock until service time. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. Deborah MURRAY officiating. Spring interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
GATES, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL) GATES formerly of Ekfrid Twp. in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late William E. GATES (1997.) Dear mother of Duncan (Susan) GATES, Lynda (Robert) SHAW and the late Sheila (2004.) Dear grandmother of Charlene MURRAY (Barry,) Ronald GATES (Jessica,) Leanne BURR (Dwayne,) Eric (Marianne) SHAW, Maria (Dan) MADER and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Mya, Nathan, Carter, Jason, Amanda, Benjamin, Ann Marie, Andrew and David. Predeceased by 1 sister, Margaret LYONS and 1 brother William CAMPBELL. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service to celebrate Marion's life will be held on Thursday January 4th at 11 a.m. Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART officiating. Interment Covenanted Baptist Church Cemetery, Mayfair. Memorial donations may be made to the Appin United Church or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
CARRIÈRE, Marylyn R. (née HILL)
At her home in Birr, Ontario surrounded by her loving family and Friends, Marylyn R. (HILL) CARRIÈRE, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, in the arms of her loving husband René, on Monday, December 18, 2006 in her 60th year. Proud and loving mother of their son Jeromy and his special wife Jeannie of Boston. Doting Grammie of Julia and Nathan. Dear sister-in-law of Lillianne and Doug KING, Pauline MYKULAK and Claude and Kelly CARRIÈRE all of Thunder Bay. Missed by cousins Doctor Charles and Jeanne SMITH of England and Irja and Art DEWAR and Harold SALMINEN all of Sault. Ste. Marie. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Cherished lifelong friend of Brian MIDDLETON and his special partner Carl McLUHAN of British Columbia, very dearest friend of Frank and Mary IANNI of Sault Ste. Marie, buddy and confidant of Sherri Jo KING of England and special new friend of Terry and Eileen HORTH of Birr. Predeceased by her parents Lily and Ernie HILL and her mother and father-in-law Jeanne and Archille CARRIÈRE. Friends may call at Saint_John the Divine Anglican Church, Arva from 11: 30 a.m. until the time of a memorial service which will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 1 p.m. with The Rev. Wendy MURRAY officiating. Inurnment Saint_John the Divine Columbarium. Donations to Saint_John the Divine Anglican Church, Arva, or Middlesex Elgin Victorian Order of Nurses Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Memorial picture board may be viewed and condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan, 1-877-227-4211. Book of Proverbs 31: 10-31

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MURRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
GATES, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL)
Peacefully at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, Marion Elizabeth (CAMPBELL) GATES formerly of Ekfrid Twp. in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late William E. GATES (1997.) Dear mother of Duncan (Susan) GATES, Lynda (Robert) SHAW and the late Sheila (2004) Tom WHITNEY. Dear grandmother of Charlene MURRAY (Barry), Ronald GATES (Jessica), Leanne BURR (Dwayne), Eric (Marianne) SHAW, Maria (Dan) MADER and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Mya, Nathan, Carter, Jason, Amanda, Benjamin, Ann Marie, Andrew and David. Predeceased by 1 sister, Margaret LYONS and 1 brother William CAMPBELL. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service to celebrate Marion's life will be held on Thursday January 4th at 11 a.m. Elizabeth STEWARD/STEWART/STUART officiating. Interment Covenanted Baptist Church Cemetery, Mayfair. Memorial donations may be made to the Appin United Church or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.

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

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MURRAY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
McLEAN, Evelyn (NANT)
Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2007. Evelyn (NANT) McLEAN of Tillsonburg in her 88th year. Born in Brownsville, Ontario, February 25, 1919. Member of Avondale Zion United Church, Tillsonburg. Charter member of Brownsville Women's Institute. Member of Brownsville United Church United Church Women An avid quilter. Lived in Tillsonburg since 1986. Dear daughter of the late Thomas NANT and the late former Mary ESSELTINE. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Charles McLEAN (November 13, 1993.) Dear father of Mary (Bill) SQUIRES, Tillsonburg, Sally (Rev. Ross HIBBERT), Stoney Creek. Proud grandmother of nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grand_sons. Also survived by two nephews. Survived by a dear friend, Ernie HARRISON, Hamilton. Predeceased by a son Thomas McLEAN (1989) and by her brother Lorne NANT (1982.) Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, where service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 3: 00 p.m. by Rev. Margaret MURRAY of Avondale Zion United Church, Tillsonburg and Rev. Ross HIBBERT of Linden Park United Church, Hamilton. Interment in Delmer Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) to Canadian Breast Cancer or Avondale Zion United Church. Visitation on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-05 published
MURRAY, Elaine Patricia
Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 in her 70th year. Elaine will be fondly remembered by her many Friends. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 1372 King St. W., on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 10 o'clock. Private interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
BAXTER, Malcolm Robert (January 16, 1935 To November 26, 2006)
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer Baxter's Foods Ltd.
Passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 2006 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. 'Mac' BAXTER joined his father Robert W. BAXTER in 1956 in building Baxter Foods, a supplier to the food service/hospitality, frozen foods and consumer grocery industry. A businessman, loving husband and devoted father will be truly missed for his steadfast commitment to his family and community. Mr. BAXTER was true believer of entrepreneurship and was a founding member of Junior Achievement. Malcolm BAXTER was born in Saint John and graduated from Saint John High School in 1953. He attended Acadia University from 1953 to 1955. He led a full and busy life and served on many boards including past Director and/or Chairman of National Dairy Council, Milk Industry Foundation in Washington D.C., Atlantic Dairy Council, International Dairy Foods Association and International Ice Cream Board, The Bank of Nova Scotia, The Saint John Port Corporation, and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. Past President of New Brunswick Protestant Orphan's Home and Children's Foundation, Braxco Ltd., Coast Tire, Atlantic Insurance Agency, Atcan Brokers Ltd., Ocean Yacht Sales Ltd, past governor of the Olympic Trust of Canada and Saint John Board of Trade, Past Master of the Albion Lodge; a Freemason and a Shriner. In 1991 Mr. BAXTER joined the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation Board and during his ten years actively aided in raising five million for the New Brunswick Heart Centre and raising fif teen million for the Capital Campaign. He was a committed funding supporter to I.W.K. Hospital, Rally of Hope, Habour Station, United Way, Regatta Halifax and Maritime Universities. Mr. BAXTER received Outstanding Business Award in 1995 from the Saint John Board of Trade. He was inducted into the 'We Care Hall of Fame' 1996 for over forty years services as a supplier to the food service industry and for his many contributions to the community and charitable works. He was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame in 2002 and received an Honorary Doctors Degree of Letters in 2003 from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. Other than business Mr. BAXTER's greatest passion was sailing followed by fishing and hunting. He was past Commodore of the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club and a member of Royal Ocean Racing Club in Cowes, England. His most important sailing achievement was winning a spot on the Canadian Team to compete in the Admirals Cup in England where the team placed fifth out of 33 countries. Mr. BAXTER sadly leaves behind his beloved wife Kathyrn (ROSS,) son Robert, daughter Kathy, sister Roberta (Lester MOTT,) nephews Gary (MOTT,) Ross (MOFFATT), niece Susan (Nigel BRUCE). Grandchildren Emily, John and Kate. Special cousin Charlie MURRAY and several other cousins. Mr. BAXTER was predeceased by daughter Wendy and parents Robert W. and Mary A. (LAMB.) Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506) 634-7424. There will be a Memorial Service held at Portland United Church on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 4: 00 p.m. Following the Memorial Service a reception will be held. Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick. www.brenansfh.com

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
SHULTIS, Doctor William Kenneth (1915-2007)
Dr. William Kenneth SHULTIS died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, June 1, 2007 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the age of 92 years. He was born on March 24, 1915 in Port Colborne, Ontario to Doctor John and Mary Lavina Dawn SHULTIS. He was the youngest of four children. His brothers, John and Everett, and sister Vera all have predeceased him. After graduating from Port Colborne High School in 1932, he enrolled at McMaster University where he excelled at tennis and hockey. In 1933 he enrolled in Dentistry at the University of Toronto. During the summers of his University years he was a popular counsellor at Camp Ahmek on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, where he inspired in his young campers a great love of the outdoors during his many extended canoe trips. Upon graduation, Doctor SHULTIS practiced General Dentistry in Toronto from 1938 to 1942. In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Dental Corps and served his country for two years in the Air force and one year each in the Navy and Army. Upon discharge in 1946, Doctor SHULTIS took postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1947. He then started, in Toronto, a private Orthodontics practice which he ran until his retirement in early 1988. He developed several novel techniques in Orthodontia, which he taught as an associate of Orthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto from 1947-57. He also served in 1953 as chair of the Orthodontics section of the Canadian Dental Association, and in 1958 as chair of the Orthodontics Study Club. He was a long term member of the Granite Club in Toronto, and later when he moved to Calgary in 1991 he was a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club. In 1940 Doctor SHULTIS was married to the former Dahlia Roberta AINLAY in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ken was predeceased by his wife Dahlia in 1979. He later married the former Jean Margaret VANSTONE (McCORMICK) in 1980 in Galt, Ontario. Jean predeceased Ken in 2005. Doctor SHULTIS is survived by two children from his first marriage: Doctor John Kenneth (Susan) SHULTIS of Manhattan, Kansas, and their daughters Kate (Ed) WENNINGER and Carrie (Nate) REITZ and granddaughters Abby, Anna, Cara, and Millie; and Dahlia Sue (Jack) WOOD of Calgary. From his second marriage, Ken is survived by Jean's three children: Barbara Elizabeth (Jim) BRIGNALL of Calgary, and sons Chris (Alisha) BRIGNALL and Eric BRIGNALL and grand_son Keenan; Helen Margaret (Bruce) MURRAY of St. Catharines, and daughters Chandra and Jillian and Frederick Walter (Patty) VANSTONE of Vancouver and daughters Sheila and Laurie. Doctor SHULTIS will be remembered as a very kind and generous person, always of good humour, and with concern for others. He never met a stranger, making Friends with his congeniality and his signature butterscotch candy. His children remember the skating years at the Granite Club, and the wonderful canoe trips with him in Algonquin Park; his grandchildren treasure the stories he told; and his great-grandchildren remember his extraordinary whistling. A private family gathering will be held in Calgary. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto on Thursday, June 21, 2007. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com Arrangements in care of McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
FRANCIS, Captain Jefferson Clifford
On 04 July 2007, Captain Jefferson Clifford FRANCIS, 36, died while serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan when his armored vehicle was destroyed by a large land mine. He will be greatly missed by his wife Sylvie SECOURS, son Ry Logan SECOURS- FRANCIS (8 months;) mother Marion MURRAY, father Russ FRANCIS, sister Mica FRANCIS and brother-in-law Aaron MacDONALD; aunts Marilyn MURRAY and husband Mike WILLIAMS of Cambridge Narrows, New Brunswick Melanie MURRAY and sons Damian and Gabriel of Kelowna, British Columbia; great-aunts Pearl CHARMAN and Florence WAUGH of Wallace and Malagash, Nova Scotia; grandfather Herbert FRANCIS, aunt Peggy FRANCIS, uncles Butch, Rocky and David FRANCIS of Chilliwack, British Columbia and many cousins; mother and father-in-law Diane and Gaetan SECOURS and brother-in-law Marc and nephew Dakota of Ottawa. Jeff obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, a Masters of Arts in Canadian Studies, and was pursuing a PhD at Carleton University when he was drawn to the Army in 2001. He was a serious student of world and military history, pop culture, philosophy and art history. Jeff loved participating in sports and physical challenges, especially the Army Mountain Man Competition and martial arts, Jujitsu and Grappling. Jeff loved his wife, son and family preferring to spend vacations with them in the Maritimes. Jeff had many military and civilian Friends across Canada who will also miss him. His deep humanitarian beliefs inspired his commitment to provide the security needed to improve the lives of the people of Afghanistan. A trust fund in the name of Ry Logan Secours-Francis is being established with Scotiabank and contributions can be made at any Scotiabank Branch. Jeff was an Airborne Artillery Officer with 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based at Canadian Forces Base Shilo. A private funeral with family and close Friends is planned.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
MURRAY, Margaret " Maggie" (née BAIRD)
After a brief illness and 96 productive years, Margaret "Maggie" (BAIRD) MURRAY died on Monday, July 9, 2007. Born in Outremont, Quebec, she lived most of her adult life in her beloved downtown Toronto.
Margaret first worked as a teacher, then obtained a degree in Library Science from U of T. She accepted an appointment to the Toronto Public Library, later holding positions at the Ontario Addiction Research Fdn., TransCanada Airlines, and the Ontario School of Hygiene. She finished a distinguished career as Chief Librarian for the University of Toronto Law School, where she treasured her relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
Maggie was a warm and loyal friend. She had a wonderful sense of humour and will be remembered as a raconteuse extraordinaire She had a passionate belief in the value of literacy and education as the keys to success and fulfillment. With a lively interest in the performing arts scene in Toronto, she loved attending concerts, plays, music and dance events. Her volunteer activities included the Red Cross, The United Church Archives, and English as a Second Language coaching.
Maggie was a prodigious and talented knitter. She furnished Friends and family with a steady supply of hand-knit socks, leaving tangible, multi-coloured and "therapeutic" reminders of her generosity and affection. A wonderful role model, she never relinquished her good manners or positive attitude, persevering with good cheer through changing times and circumstances.
Margaret was predeceased by her father, John R. BAIRD, and her mother, Edith K. (McLELLAN) BAIRD, as well as by a brother, Norman and a sister, Fallie. She was devoted to her surviving family - her sister Janet H. (BAIRD) MacRAE of Goderich, sister-in-law Jean Murray COLE, nieces and nephews Duncan MacRAE, Anne (MacRAE) WHEELOCK, Sally COLE, Leslie (COLE) CRUMP, Ian COLE, Alan COLE, Catherine (COLE) WOOD, and Emily COLE. Special Friends Diana Crawford and Mary-Virginia Hart are remembered with affection and gratitude.
At Margaret's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to honour her memory may do so by making a donation to the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Trust Fund (T.P.L.), 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R5, the National Ballet Co. of Canada, or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be addressed to: The Simple Alternative, 275 Les Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2V1.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
HAMILTON, Norman Aylward
Passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. "Norm" HAMILTON was the beloved husband of Myrtle. Dear father of Gordon (Lori), Lauren HENRY (Bill) and Douglas (Teresa.) Proud Papa of James (Jen), Margot, Drew, Deirdre and Brianne; great-grandfather of Sinead. Dear brother of Helen WILLIAMS. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Norm's life at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 171 Kortright Road West, Guelph, on Monday, August 6, 2007 at 7: 30 p.m. with Canon Margaret MURRAY officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519) 824-0031. Memorial contributions to the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-04 published
MURRAY- WEBER, Kathleen
Born November 5, 1919 on her much loved Sprucehill Farm in Ayr, Ontario. Died peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2007 at Fudger House. Beloved wife of Doctor George WEBER. Loving mother of Mark (Barbara LAY,) Krista (Rene ALCANTARA.) Dear grandma of Kirstie. Also survived by her brother James MURRAY, Ayr, Ontario. Kathleen was an internationally well known Canadian Artist, Top graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, on the original board of Visual Arts of Ontario, Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Society of Painters-Etchers and Engravers, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and a Chartered Woman Member of the Arts and Letters Club. Friends may visit at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Monday, August 6, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Dr. on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment August 10, 2007 at 3 p.m. at Glen Morris Cemetery.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
Fleeing hornet attack, man falls off roof, dies
By Canadian Press, Page A7
Milton, Ontario -- A guitarist who once played in a band with Stompin' Tom Connors has died after tumbling off the roof of his apartment building while being pursued by a swarm of angry hornets.
Wayne CHAPMAN, 52, had been enjoying a drink with a friend on the roof Wednesday when he felt something sting him, Detective Sergeant Murray DRINKWALTER said.
He got a fly swatter and started flailing at some yellow jackets that were buzzing around the fire escape of the three-storey rooming house in the southern Ontario community.
As he was retreating from the wasp attack, Mr. CHAPMAN lost his footing, fell over the side of the building and landed on the gravel driveway about six metres below.
He never regained consciousness and died of cardiac arrest a few hours later in a Toronto hospital.
"It was a case of a couple of buddies having cocktails on the rooftop and it took a turn for the tragic," said Det. Sgt. DRINKWALTER, a Halton police spokesman.
Ken MURRAY, 66, who manages the 15-room boarding house, said he had repeatedly warned Mr. CHAPMAN to keep off the roof.
He also said he told him to stop swatting at the hornets, which had a nest near the top of the roof near the fire escape.
But Mr. CHAPMAN, who lived by himself and worked as a janitor in the Milton industrial park, would often climb through his back window to get to the flat roof to socialize, play his guitar and cool off on warm nights.
Mr. CHAPMAN still had an old vinyl album with his picture on the jacket beside Stompin' Tom.
Friends said it was one of his most cherished possessions, along with a battered guitar.
"I think he'd be happy if we buried him with his old guitar," Gordon BROWN said.
It was the second bizarre insect attack in Halton this week.
On Tuesday night, a Burlington, Ontario, man inadvertently set his house on fire when he flicked his cigarette at bees swarming around him on his back porch. The embers ignited some dry material in the eaves and started a fire that caused about $60,000 damage.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
The hurtin' life of a Milton man
By Peter CHENEY, Page M1
Wayne CHAPMAN's final stage was a warped square of plywood on the roof outside his $110-a-week rented room. He would strum his guitar, look out over the rooftops of Milton, and remember the glory days when he played with the legendary Stompin' Tom Connors.
Last week, Mr. CHAPMAN's guitar was placed in his casket, a final tribute to a man whose life exemplified the hurtin' ethos of country, the music he loved the best. Long divorced, the 52-year-old lived in a boarding house with 14 other men, many of them down on their luck. His previous residence was a room above a tavern. Mr. CHAPMAN worked as a custodian at a car-parts plant, cleaning the cafeteria and changing toilet-paper rolls.
"He didn't have much," said Ken MURRAY, the superintendent of the boarding house. "But he was a good guy."
Like Stompin' Tom, whose experiences included hard labour, abandonment and poverty, Mr. CHAPMAN was a genuine country music character, informed by heartache and loss. His possessions were limited to a few guitars and some beaten furniture. He had lived for a while in Georgetown, but moved to Milton after he was targeted in a series of robberies. His entertainment consisted of buying a case of Molson Canadian to drink with Friends. He rode to work each day on a hand-me-down mountain bike he called "The Dirty Dawg."
In Milton, he lived in a single room, where he cooked his meals in a microwave and washed his dishes in a shared bathroom. Unlike Mr. Connors, who lives in a comfortable home in a nearby township, Mr. CHAPMAN had never made enough to escape the endless cycle of low-paid day jobs. But to country music insiders, his time on stage with Mr. Connors meant that he had been validated, if not financially rewarded.
Mr. CHAPMAN's death was a strange one. On August 23, he came home from work, and went out on the roof with his guitar and a few beers.
His second-floor room was one of the hottest in the house. He liked to escape the heat by stepping out onto the roof through his window, where he would play Stompin' Tom and Johnny Cash tunes on his weathered acoustic guitar.
This day, he was joined by one of his housemates, who shared a beer with him. It was late afternoon, and the weather was perfect. The roof was the size of an average room - it was a poor man's deck, with a flat black top and no railings. As usual, there were a few yellow-jacket wasps buzzing around. The insects had built a nest inside a crack in the building's brick wall, and had defied the superintendent's extermination efforts.
Mr. CHAPMAN hated the yellow jackets. Just weeks before, he had jammed a stick into the nest, against the superintendent's recommendation, checking to see if a recent spraying had killed them off. It hadn't. Now he was in a fighting mood. He fetched a fly-swatter and began swinging at the wasps. It was a bad idea. He had unwittingly triggered the wasps' defence mechanism, and countless more poured out of the nest to help their embattled fellows.
Mr. CHAPMAN soon found himself in a full-on battle, walking backwards and using his swatter to try to fend off the growing insect horde. In the room below, Mr. MURRAY heard his footsteps on the rooftop. "Jesus," he thought. "I told him to stay out of there."
There was a thud. Consumed with his battle with the wasps, Mr. CHAPMAN had stepped off the edge of the roof and fallen six metres to the pavement. He was rushed to the Milton hospital, then airlifted to Saint Michael's in Toronto. He died of his injuries and a forensic autopsy was performed the next day. His death was ruled accidental.
"It's a very sad case," said Detective Murray DRINKWALTER of Halton Regional Police.
It was the end of a sad life, whose highlight was a 1985 appearance on a Stompin' Tom Connors album called Stompin' Tom Is Back to Assist Canadian Talent. Mr. CHAPMAN contributed two songs (My Home Town and The Bars of Vancouver) and was pictured on the cover, dressed in black jeans and a Stetson.
The album was propped on his coffin this week at his small funeral in Erin, Ontario Among the visitors at the funeral home, according to locals, was Stompin' Tom, who dropped by to pay his final respects to a fallen musical comrade. Also there were his mother and some of his brothers and sisters. The family, along with Mr. Connors, declined to talk about Mr. CHAPMAN, but others filled in a few of the blanks.
According to Fred WHITE/WHYTE, his supervisor at the car-parts plant, Stompin' Tom entered Mr. CHAPMAN's life when his father took in the iconic singer many years ago during a dark period.
"He came home one day, and there was this tall, skinny guy," said Mr. WHITE/WHYTE. "It was Stompin' Tom."
Mr. CHAPMAN went on to perform occasionally with Mr. Connors, and never stopped talking about how amazing it was to play with a genuine musical legend. "To him, Stompin' Tom was the second coming of Jesus," said Mr. MURRAY. "He loved him."
"A lot of musicians would give anything to play with Stompin' Tom," said Duncan FREMLIN, a guitarist who used to tour with Mr. Connors. "He's the real thing."
His thoughts were echoed by Bob McNIVEN, a guitarist who toured with Mr. Connors in the early 1980s. "Stompin' Tom is a legend," he said. "To play with him was an accomplishment." Mr. McNIVEN, who now works for Statistics Canada but still plays in a country band called Whiskey Jack, has never forgotten the talent and commitment that Mr. Connors brought to his performances.
"He really meant it. He'd be singing, and there were tears running down his face. You'd look out into the audience, and they were crying too."
Although he didn't know Mr. CHAPMAN (hundreds of musicians have toured with Mr. Connors's various bands,) Mr. McNIVEN said he felt a pang of recognition when he heard about the death last week. "He played guitar with Stompin' Tom. I played guitar with Stompin' Tom. In some way we were brothers. We drank from the same cup."
Back at the rooming house where Mr. CHAPMAN died, Mr. MURRAY also reflected on his companion's life and times. "He didn't have a mean bone in his body," said Mr. MURRAY as he drank his fourth tumbler of Silk Tassel scotch. "He was a good guy. But he should have left those wasps alone."
Mr. MURRAY, now 66, spent about 30 years as a professional country musician, playing in clubs and bars and, briefly, for a Montreal-based television show. Like Mr. CHAPMAN was, he's divorced and lives alone with his dusty musical equipment.
"I'm a has-been," he says. "We're all has-beens here.
"Here's to Wayne."

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
MURRAY, George
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of George MURRAY on September 14, 2007, at Ian Anderson House in Oakville, in his sixty-ninth year, after a decade-long, heroic battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Anita, his wife of forty years. Cherished and loving father of Julie, and adoring grandfather of Helen. Survived by sisters Noreen DAVIDSON and Marion (Tom PARSONS,) sisters-in-law Linda (Alastair WILSON) and Ines BACKLUND, and many nieces and nephews. After several years in the Basilian Order, and receiving degrees from the University of Toronto and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, George spent a long and rewarding career in education, starting as a teacher with the Halton School Board, then working for many years as a secondary school principal for the Peel Board of Education, and ending his career as an administrator with the Peel Board. Family and Friends will deeply miss this brave, inspiring, and vital man who remained his optimistic, faithful, life-loving and good-humoured self to the very end. Visitation will take place at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221) on Monday, September 17, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 47 Reynolds Street, Oakville on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the Ward Funeral Home to Ian Anderson House or the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre at the Credit Valley Hospital. Condolences may be sent to george.murray@wardfh.com

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
BRIDGE, Marion Kathleen (née DURFEY)
Peacefully on Saturday, October 27, 2007, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late David E. BRIDGE (1987.) Predeceased by her brother Jack DURFEY (2006.) She will be greatly missed by her sons Douglas and Harold, her daughter Margaret Ann and her daughter-in-law Kathleen. Loving grandmother of David, James, Andrew (Tiffany), Suzanne, Michelle, Robert, Robert BENSEN (Lyndsay) and Alastair HOPKINS and great-granddaughter Kaelyn. Beloved aunt of John DURFEY (Jan), Joan MURRAY (Bruce), Mary WALKER (Dave) and David DURFEY (Shirley) and their families. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (One block north of the Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington, (905-632-3333) on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Carlisle United Church, 1432 Centre Road, Carlisle on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton following the ceremony. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Carlisle United Church would be appreciated by the family.
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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
DEW, Desmond Stephen Carrick
Born Gloucestershire, England, February 25, 1912. Died in Parksville, British Columbia, October 24, 2007 in his 96th year. Loved husband of Marjorie SMART (died 1974) and dear father of Tony (Barb, son David) of Calabogie, Ontario. Beloved husband of Beverley (formerly Best, née HUGHES) for 32 years and loved stepfather of Duncan BEST (Marilynn) of Ottawa, Ontario and Joan Best MURRAY (Kevin) of Oakville, Ontario. Dearest Desi of Robin and Colin BEST. In accordance with Desmond's wishes, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Thanks to the First Memorial Funeral Services of B.C.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
MATHESON, Crawford Wallace Caldwell
It is with great sadness that the family reports Crawford's passing on November 9, 2007 in Toronto, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of 54 years of Aileen Kelly MATHESON. Loving and wise Dad and father-in-law to Linda, Neil, John, Louis RAFFAGHELLO, Saskia, Kath and Laura HALE. Proud and beloved 'Papa' and good friend of Julia, David, Claire, Simone, Virginia, Alex and Kate. Survived by his dear brother Stan MATHESON and his wife Jean, of Saint John, and sisters and brothers-in-law Kay MATHESON of Halifax, Phil MURRAY of Sydney Mines, Frank and Ruth KELLY of Middle Musquodoboit, Norma and Kent STOREY of New Glasgow, and Harrison KELLY of Sydney River. Crawford was predeceased by brother Judge Lewis MATHESON and sisters Marjorie MATHESON and Rebecca MURRAY. Born in Sydney Mines in 1929, Crawford was the son of Angus G. MATHESON and Sarah CALDWELL. In 1947, he began a 44-year career with the F.W. Woolworth Company. His skill and dedication led him to executive positions at the company's head Office in Toronto. 'Crawf' was an avid bridge player, a long-time member of the Toronto Board of Trade Golf and Country Club, and a recipient of a Fifty-Year Jewel from the Royal Oak Masonic Lodge. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 3 o'clock. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Cardiac Care Unit at William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke, for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to your favourite charity. Fac et Spera

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
ANTLE, Tom Wilmot
96 years. Passed away peacefully at Scotia Nursing Home, Beaverbank, Nova Scotia on November 22, 2007. Formerly of Botwood, Newfoundland, Tom was the eldest child of Arthur N. and Victoria (PAYNE) ANTLE. He was predeceased by his daughter, Rosemary CANTWELL, wife Helen (Nell) PERRY, and sister Netta BAKER (who died November 2, 2007 at age 93 years). Mourning his loss are daughters and sons-in-law Kay and David McNAMARA, The Hague, The Netherlands; Mitz and Trevor MURRAY, Bedford, Nova Scotia; grand_sons Christopher McNAMARA and his fiance Felicity WILLIAMS, Melbourne, Australia; Doctor Robert McNAMARA, Darwin, Australia; sister Daphne ANTLE, Botwood; special nephew John BAKER (Wendy) and special niece Anne (Angus) NEWMAN, Saint_John's, Newfoundland. There will be a celebration of Tom's life at All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford, Nova Scotia on Tuesday, November 27th at 2 p.m. Donations in Tom's memory can be made to The Canadian Diabetes Research Foundation or Living Memorial Fund, Trinity United Church, Botwood, Newfoundland. Online condolences can be forwarded to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
AUST, Marie Manuelita (née MURRAY)
Marie passed away peacefully on December 6th, 2007, at the age of 92. She had lived with Alzheimer's for some time. She is survived by her loving husband, Edward Girardot AUST and their four children, Jacqueline Louise (William P. SUTTON) of Toronto, Arthur Edward (Claire LAPORTE) of Montreal, Murray Phillip (Maureen McCLINTOCK) of Toronto and William Charles of Stanstead. Marie and Ed had 7 grandchildren, William SUTTON, Tara SUTTON (Faisal KEDAIRY) James SUTTON, Thomas Laporte AUST, Charles Laporte AUST, Charlotte AUST and Edward M. AUST. They had recently become great-grandparents with the birth of Baz KEDAIRY. Marie was born on June 9th, 1915 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She was the second of five children (all of whom have predeceased her) of Manuelita GRANSAULL and William Arthur MURRAY, the industrialist. After receiving her schooling in London, England, she came to Montreal in her early twenties. Later she met and in 1943, married Ed with whom she shared her life for 64 years. Together, they raised their family of four children in the Town of Mount Royal, where they were active in the community and in the Annunciation of Our Lady Parish. They had spent their latter years in Georgeville, Quebec, on Lake Memphremagog and recently at Place Kensington in Westmount, Quebec. Marie was dedicated to her family, was an amateur artist, an enthusiastic tennis player, a passionate nutritionist, and an ardent student of life. She will be greatly missed by all her loved ones and long remembered for her generous heart, energy and original thinking. The family will hold a private celebration of her life at the Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges, on Saturday December 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. Your prayers are appreciated.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
HICKEY, Reverend John Joseph
(Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Peterborough)
At Rubidge Retirement Home, Peterborough on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 2007 in his 85th year. son of the late Henry HICKEY and Katherine O'BRIEN. Dear brother of Barbara MURRAY, and Maureen MULHALL and her husband Vernon, of Peterborough. Predeceased by his sister Helen HILAND and her husband Edward, William HICKEY and his wife Norma, and his brother-in-law Richard MURRAY. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Edward HILAND (Antonia), Katherine McKEEN (Stuart), Peter HILAND, Sheilagh BRESKEY (Jeffrey), Mary MULHALL, John MULHALL (Susan), Bishop Michael MULHALL, Henry MULHALL (Cara). John HILAND predeceased.
Fr. HICKEY was born in Peterborough on September 20, 1923 and educated in Saint Peter's elementary and secondary schools. Following his studies at St. Augustine's Seminary and the University of Saint Michael's College, Father HICKEY was ordained Priest by His Excellency Bishop Gerald BERRY in the Cathedral of St. Peter-In-Chains on May 19, 1951. Father HICKEY had served in several parishes throughout his priestly life including Saint Peter's Cathedral 1951-1958, Saint_Joseph's Bracebridge, 1958-1970, Saint Mary's Church, Huntsville, 1970-1980, and Saint Mary's Church, Campbellford, 1980-1988, and in his retirement Sacred Heart Church, Peterborough. He will be fondly remembered by the Priests, Deacons, Religious, and laity of the Diocese of Peterborough for his warmth, approachability, good humour, and dedication which endeared him to those whom he served so well. Fr. HICKEY will Lie in State at the Cathedral of St. Peter-In-Chains on Monday from the Rite of Reception at 3: 00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (Office For the Dead 7:00 p.m.)
Funeral Mass in the Cathedral of St. Peter-In-Chains, Peterborough on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. His Excellency Most Reverend Nicola DE ANGELIS, Bishop of Peterborough, officiating, assisted by his brother Priests of the Diocese of Peterborough. Bishop Michael MULHALL, Bishop of Pembrooke, Fr. HICKEY's nephew, will con-celebrate the Mass and preach the homily.
Rite of Committal Prayers Saint Peter's Cemetery. Please say a prayer or offer a Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr. John HICKEY. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kaye Funeral Home "Memorial Chapel"

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-17 published
COOK, Bryn
Passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2007, in his 66th year. Bryn is survived by his loving and devoted wife Joan (nee GIBSON.) Cherished father of Wendy (Michael) and Andrew (Erin.) Very proud grandfather of Andy, Miranda, Bailey and new baby Bryn. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Rose Alice MURRAY and his extended family Jim, Hoot (Bonnie), Grant (Jenny), Juli and Bryce GIBSON. The Cook family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the team of numerous Friends and caregivers. Friends and family will be received at Pine Hills Visitation, Chapel and Reception Center (625 Birchmount Rd., north of St. Clair Ave. E.) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 from 10-11 a.m. Celebration of his life to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MURRAY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
MURRAY, Robert Morton " Bob"
Passed away on Friday, December 28, 2007, peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was devoted to his loving wife, Vera, a caring father to Glenn (Carol), Kim (Ken) and Robert. He was a proud grampy of Scott, Jenna, Jillian, Michael, Matthew and Kaitlynn. In Scotland, as a youth, Bob enjoyed competitive soccer and cycling. He immigrated to Canada at age 17, becoming a carpenter by trade. Through his hard work, attention to quality, and a commitment to honesty and integrity, he rose steadily in the construction industry, assuming senior positions in Nova Scotia, Alberta and Ontario. His high standards and strong work ethic are reflected in many construction projects across the country, including Dalplex, the Brewery Market in Halifax, and Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. Bob enjoyed the finer things in life; playing golf, good scotch and preparing good food. He was a dignified gentleman and will be fondly remembered by all. Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. A service of celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 2, at 2 p.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, Ashburn Ave., Halifax, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Victorian Order of Nurses. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ca.ns.aliantzinc.ca
"Furth, fortune and fill the fetters"

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MURRELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-11 published
BABCOCK, Vivian (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Of Cape Croker, peacefully with her loving family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Friday, December 8th, 2007. The former Vivian ELLIOT/ELLIOTT at the age of 48 years. Loving wife and best friend of Dennis for more than 10 years. Much loved mother of Wawaskones MURRELL, and Nungones MAO and her husband Darren, all of Toronto. Treasured grandma of Daunis MAO, Dre MAO and Ocean ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Cherished sister of Victoria BOSTIC and her husband Ralph, of Round Lake Beach, Illinois; and Veronica SMITH, of Cape Croker. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by her parents Merle SMITH and Eulah ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Family invite Friends to visit with them at the Cape Croker Community Centre on Monday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Vivian's life will be conducted from the Cape Croker Community Centre on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Interment in Little Port Elgin Cemetery, Cape Croker. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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MURRIN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
BURT, Edward
Edward BURT of Hanover passed away at home on July 29, 2007, at the age of 58.
Ed was the youngest child of six to the late Garland and Annie Mae (BURSEY) BURT of Clarenville, Newfoundland. He will be dearly missed by his sisters - Grace (BURT) PETTET of R.R.#2 Walkerton and her families; Lorraine (BURT) KAVONGHA of Saint_John's and her families; brothers - Garry BURT and wife and their families of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; the late Raymond BURT and his families of Newfoundland; Tom BURT and his wife of Newfoundland and his families.
He will be dearly missed by Jonathon DOWLER, Grace PETTET, Sheena MURRIN and Darlene KING who cared for Edward in his home during his last days. We would like to thank his many doctors and nurses, C.C.A.S., Victorian Order of Nurses, Paramed Workers, Mighton's Funeral Home, who all cared for him. And last "but" not least, his many good Friends who cared so much about him. There will be no service. Cremation took place in Guelph.

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MURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-20 published
ROBY, " Hory" Horace Sydney
Peacefully on July 5, 2007, at 92, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by the joy of his life, Marjorie (MURTON,) wife of 52 years. Father, friend and hero to daughter, Vaughan (Stoyka) and son, Bryan. Adored "Poppa" to his grandchildren Roby, Adam, Devon, Iain and Ella. Friends of the family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, August 29th, 7: 00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Solarium Room at The Boulevard Club, 1491 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto.

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MURTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-23 published
ROBY, " Hory" Horace Sydney
Peacefully on July 5, 2007, at 92, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by the joy of his life, Marjorie (MURTON,) wife of 52 years. Father, friend and hero to daughter, Vaughan (Stoyka) and son, Bryan. Adored "Poppa" to his grandchildren Roby, Adam, Devon, Iain and Ella. Friends of the family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, August 29th, 7: 00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Solarium Room at The Boulevard Club, 1491 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto.

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

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