PARKIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-07 published
TAUNTON, Grace Hunter (née BAXTER)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday evening July 5, 2007. In her 80th year, Grace Hunter TAUNTON (née BAXTER.) Beloved wife of the late Roy Wilfred TAUNTON. Loved mother of Bruce TAUNTON and his wife Kay, Janice and her husband Lorne PARKIN, Steven TAUNTON, Kim LANG and Christopher TAUNTON and his wife Teirney. Loving grandmother of eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Bill BAXTER and his wife Audrey. Predeceased by her sister Jean LILLIE. Interment will be in Oxenden Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, Owen Sound 519-376-2326).

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PARKIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-22 published
MacKEY, George Hunter
At the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Thursday September 20, 2007. George Hunter MacKEY of Meaford, and formerly of Collingwood Township, in his 98th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Gladys Alma HURST, in 1989. Loved father of Marjorie COOKE and her husband Cecil of Hamilton. Predeceased by his son George Edward MacKEY in 1996 and fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law Carol MacKEY of Thornbury. Loving grandfather of Michael MacKEY and his wife Kelly, Grant MacKEY and his wife Gail, Melanie COOKE and her husband Craig PARKIN and Terence COOKE. Dearly missed great-grandfather of Kristen, Steven, Blair and Hunter MacKEY. Predeceased by sisters Isabel KELLY and Ellen FRASER. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice Street East, Thornbury on Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER, will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment to follow at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital or the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PARKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
HOWARD, Doris Genevieve
Surrounded by her loving family at Parkwood Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Doris Genevieve HOWARD (otherwise known as Hub to her family), on Sunday, June 10, 2007. Devoted wife of Alex for 45 years. Cherished mother of Mary Matilda PARKIN and her husband Richard, and Lance HOWARD and his wife Cathy BRADBURY, all of London. Beloved Grandmother of Erin, Maddy, Jack, Lexi and Maclean. She will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law John HOWARD of Wiarton, and also the Gazley family of Oakville. Doris was a proud and well respected member of Highland Golf and Country Club for over 30 years, and a very active member in the congregation at Byron United Covenant Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with the funeral service being held at Byron United Covenant Church, 420 Boler Road, London, on Thursday, June 14th at 11: 00 a.m., with Pastor Arthur HILEY officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Byron United Covenant Church Memorial Fund.

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PARKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-18 published
DIAPER, Edwina Doris Louise
Peacefully, after a brief illness, on 12 June 2007, in Portsmouth, England, aged 82. Born in Portsmouth on 10 June 1925, Edwina trained at Salisbury Teachers' College after the war and later graduated from Queen's University (B.A. and M. Ed.). World traveller, cat-lover, and keen gardener, she had a long and eclectic career as a teacher, first in England, then in Ottawa, at various schools in the Kingston area, as Education Officer at the Prison for Women, and overseas in Zambia, in London, as well as in Nigeria and Lesotho. Edwina is survived by Dennis, her husband of 58 years her children Oriel (George MacLENNAN) in Halifax, Megan (David CAMPBELL) in Kingston, Charles (Carol PARKIN) in Glasgow and Mark (Birgit EGGERS) in Berlin; her granddaughters Georgia CAMPBELL, Charlotte EGGERS, and Emilia EGGERS; and her nephew the Rev. Clive CLAPSON (Katie CLAPSON) and her great-nieces Lucy CLAPSON and Cecilia CLAPSON in Scotland. She was predeceased by infant twin grand_sons Benjamin and Daniel CAMPBELL in 1985. A memorial service and interment will take place at noon on 19 July 2007 at the Church of the Resurrection in Drayton, Portsmouth, England, with a reception to follow. In Edwina's remembrance, donations may be made to Domino Theatre in Kingston, to Oxfam Canada, or to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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PARKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
REED- LEWIS, Harry William
Peacefully, with his family at his side, at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Grimsby, on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, in his 85th year. Beloved and fully devoted husband of Jeanne for 60 great years. Loving father of Patty McCONNELL (Michael) of Burlington, Mary Peg PARKIN (Brock) of Waterloo, Nancy HAMILTON (Gord) of St. Catharines, Janet SHELTON (Bob) of Tillsonburg, Jennifer REED- LEWIS (Bob FRANKS) of North Vancouver. Cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also missed by sisters Joan, Peggy, Molly, Nella, and Dorothy. Predeceased by brother Fr. Leo REED- LEWIS. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) www.smithsfh.com

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PARKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
BROWN, Kay " Denise"
Of London, on Thursday, January 4th, 2007, at her late residence, in her 54th year. Loved daughter of the late Leo and Eileen PICKING) BROWN and dear sister of Ronnie and her husband Len PARKINS of Saint Thomas, Michael and his wife Betty BROWN of London, Tracey PALMER of London and Chris and his wife Jenny BROWN of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Denise was born in Saint Thomas on September 18, 1953. She was a member of Saint Anne's Church. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Denise's life will be held at Saint Anne's Church on Monday at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment of ashes in Holy Angels' Cemetery. No visitation prior to the service. Remembrances may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or to Canadian Mental Health. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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PARKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
PARKINS, Dorothy Inata
Of Saint Thomas, on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in her 73th year. Beloved wife of the late George Ewin "Ted" PARKINS and loved mother of Perry and his wife Sandra, Marty and his wife Michelle, Steven and Jeff and his wife Suzanne and Brad PARKINS. Much loved grandmother of Kelsey, Katie, Maggie, Craig, Aaron, Hollice, Madison, Hunter, Aleisha and Kara. Dear sister of Elinor MEEK of Willowdale and Marjorie and her husband Jim TRUMAN of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by 4 brothers Ralph, Cameron, Calvin and Raymond and by a sister Ruth FREEMAN. Dear sister-in-law of Orva and her husband John 'Jock" BOGART of Shedden and Dorothy PARKINS of Saint Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Dorothy worked at the C.I.B.C., Hayes Dana and after retirement she worked for Tim Horton's. She was a member of the Elgin Labour Centre where she volunteered, an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41, and was a 10 year member of the Rehoboth Support Centre. She also actively visited shut-ins. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Rehoboth Support Home, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PARKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
WINTER, " John" Jeffery, P.Eng.
Passed away suddenly, but peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the age of 37. Loving husband and best friend of Kathy WINTER. Proud and amazing father of Riley, Katana and Jonah, all at home. Dear brother of Cynthia MAJEWSKI (Adam), Rebecca WINTER, and Mike WINTER (Shannon). Jeff will be fondly remembered as a wonderful brother-in-law to Rose PARKINSON, Leeann HUDAK (Mike DILLABOUGH) and Joe HUDAK and as a cherished son-in-law to Leah HUDAK. He was a fun-loving uncle to Alicia, Julian, Liam, Ryann, Christian, Paige and Summer. Predeceased by parents, Barbara and Ron. Jeff was a man who loved life and seized every moment. Jeff will be remembered with smiles and laughter by a large extended family, many, many Friends, as well as his co-workers at NuTech Engineering and Variform. He added his special energy and touch to everyone and everything. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (519) 653-3251. A celebration of Jeff's life will be held on Friday, January 12 at 1 o'clock from the funeral home. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for Jeff's children by calling the funeral home. Share memories of Jeff online at www.mem.com.

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PARKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-27 published
PARKINSON, Margaret
Surrounded by people who loved her, on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at Mount Sinai Hospital. For 58 years the beloved partner of Richard David PARKINSON and mother of David (Susan,) Linda CASEY (Michael), Nancy GODFREY (David), Bruce (Karen SEARLE) and Donald (Wendy). Cherished 'Grandy' to Jennifer, James, Nicole, Stephanie, Callum, Neil, Emma, Abby and Shawn. Loving Great-grandmother to Rene. Passing away in her 82nd year, Margaret will be remembered for her strength, humour, intelligence, dignity and devotion to family and Friends. Margaret's family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff of Mount Sinai Hospital and Sunrise Senior Living of Unionville, with special thanks to Ezmena and Roberta, who brought sunshine, love and laughter to Margaret's last days. Visitation will be held Friday, July 27,5-8 p.m. at Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto. Memorial Service at same location Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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PARKS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-20 published
An Essay on the Anniversary of my Father's Death
By Gary EDWARDS, Page 6
David Francis EDWARDS (February 7, 1956-June 17, 2006.
Upon my father's death last June, one of the more pressing questions we faced was a matter of two saddles. What to do with them? David was, at best, an aspiring horseman and, from the beginning, his equestrian ambitions were the topic of many (often nasty) arguments in the Edwards household.
I was 15 when he brought, in conspiracy with my sister, the Arabs home. Most might recoil at purchasing livestock without even a few acres of land on which to stable it. My father's hallmark practicality (he trained as a Certified Management Accountant, let's not forget) was, how ever, voiceless against his unbridled desire for a horse - or two We could have lived in a sewer on the moon and would eventually find ourselves owning the beasts.
Of course, our horsies never ended up being more than lawn ornaments. This is not to say David lost interest. He just never quite got around to breaking them. One by one, a number of things accrued around them: a lunge line used once or twice, bridles, a beautiful 30 acre farm, the most oddly painted barn in Grey Co., combs and brushes, fencing books, magazines. And, of course the two saddles. If we'd set them up in the living room and invited guests to sit on them, they'd have seen more use.
I'm sure a lot of people, myself included, laughed at my father for his flight of fancy. But we laugh when we ought meditate. David didn't break the horses because he didn't need to. For all of his account books, number crunching and shrewdness, he was essentially a dreamer who could be just as easily satisfied with what might be as with what is. He was a grasshopper masquerading as an ant.
The memory of my father I put the highest price on is not my own but one I inherited from him. When he was a little boy of about four, still living at Edwards Lake in Singhampton, he was very envious of his brothers and sisters simply because they had the great privilege of attending school. Refusing to miss out, he would head to the orchard to conduct his own mock-school. I doubt Wordsworth could conceive a more beautiful image than that of a little blonde boy making a schoolhouse out of the orchard.
David did make it to a real school where reality proved less appetizing than fantasy. Unaware of the miniature hierarchies that grow free as weeds where people are concerned, the young boy made the great mistake of sitting in a desk regularly occupied by a schoolmate of rather larger proportions. The two boys were quite mystified by one another: the older boy at the nerve of the younger and the younger at being ejected from his chosen place. He quickly shed his orchard-nourished notions about schooling.
Daddy thereafter made a career out of running away from school. Ellen DAVIDSON remembers his daily escapes. He would show up and apparently, when he'd decided he'd learned enough for the day, make for the road Poor Ellen, of course, would be in hot pursuit. It was only after more "persuasive" discipline that he managed to stay in his desk the entire day.
It did, as life often does, get better. In her eulogy - for my father, Rosemary DICKINSON told a story I shall carry to my own death with pride. In those days, Rosemary liked to have her students discuss current topics in formal debate. She would present the topic, designate the "Yea" and "Nay" sides of the room and allow students to choose their preferred positions. Only once did the plan almost falter. While the class would usually sort themselves into piles of "Yes" and "No", one day a topic (long-forgotten) brought them all over to one side of the room. Rosemary looked, probably with some distress, at the empty half and wondered aloud if a debate would be possible. A lone boy emerged, offering to take the opposing side, thus pitting himself against the rest of the class. Other students eventually joined him but it was my father who was willing to "do it" alone. This courage is a quality from which my mother, my sister and I benefited our entire lives.
David grew up in what was, even in the 50's and 60's, a large family. His parents, Lillian (née WINTERS) and Francis, managed a grand total of 9 children: Bonnie, Bill, Jim, Marion, Joyce, David, Paul, Kenny and Brian. To call the Edwards boys boisterous would be putting it lightly. I have heard enough Dukes of Hazzard-esque tales about my uncles to know why eyebrows raise when I inform people I'm an Edwards. Of the boys, my father (along with his younger brother Kenny) was considerably more docile. This is not to say David couldn't be difficult&hellip
He had, for example, a tendency to know everything. Whether it was on the matter of how to birth a calf, when to plant or the state of the nation, young David was expert. Of course, he made the mistake of sharing all his knowledge - which irritated his own father to no end. Rare is the Edwards who cannot recall the shouting matches and temper tantrums (approaching fisticuffs) that would unravel between father and son at the kitchen table. Years later, seeing my own infallible knowledge set against my father's, my grandmother would note "just like old times". The continuity pleased her.
Though a bit enraptured with his own intelligence, David was clearly a very smart young man, as former teacher Edna LUKIANCHUK has it, "a silver tongue". Becoming a management accountant, he found an outlet for his combination.
I cannot imagine how difficult life must have been for my father. To be in school with a pretty wife and two young children is unthinkable to me. While most students in their early-to-mid twenties are preoccupied with the flutterings of the heart, making the rent and maybe passing the odd exam, my father had a stay-at-home wife, an infant daughter with an enchanting smile and a toddler son whose favourite game was, "Let's bother Daddy while he's studying." When all of that was finally finished and the diploma was mounted on the wall, David had to figure out just what to do with his family. And so, like all good sons of Osprey, he moved home.
It wasn't long before David and his wife Sandra (née BERRIAULT) were building their house on Inglis Drive just off the 8th Line. For their home, they selected a ravine lot with a spectacular view of the Beaver River behind.
Meanwhile, David served Craigleith Ski Club as Chief Financial Officer. There, he made a number of lasting Friendships, most notably with his dear cousin Lois PARKS. Dad was a kind and capable, though volatile, boss, were there a thermometer measuring emotional temperatures in the office, it would have burst many times. Despite the heated arguments (perhaps because of them), David and his staff retained exceptional solidarity. At Devil's Glen (where David became General Manager in 2003), he began to develop similar bonds.
It was, however, as a community leader that David made his most resounding public success. Those days of community work were tireless. There was the Feversham Fair Board, the Hospital Board (first Markdale and then on to Owen Sound), Municipal politics, Heritage Celebrations, Hall Boards and so forth. All of these civic projects meant little sleep and much stress but also a feeling that he was contributing to the thing he cared about (after his family) most: the community his ancestors built 150 years before. David particularly distinguished himself on Osprey Council where his terrier-like tenacity, know-how with numbers and lathe-like tongue made him darling to some, pest to others. This, I am learning as I grow older, is another family trait. Indeed, when asked why he would vote for David in one election, an older gentleman (perhaps remembering David's grandfather's tenure as Deputy Reeve) said, "Well he's an Edwards and they don't take orders from nobody." Whether or not this quality is a mark of integrity or sheer contrariness only heaven will say.
The more shoes Jennifer and I outgrew, the less involved Daddy became in civic life. His interests slowly turned to more personal passions: his horses, hobby farming and reading. Shortly after the horses, there came a farm near Rob Roy at the end of a blind sideroad. This was, with neighbours almost 1 km away, a lonely place where passing cars provided heart-racing excitement and endless speculation. He and Mother, however, found immense peace here.
For David, if not for me, there was always something to do on the farm. Jennifer, my sister, saw these jobs as a source of amusement that (to me) bordered on the perverse. They performed the tasks joking and chattering away like jaybirds - staging mock executions with the chainsaw, performing elaborate imitations, teasing the dog. For me, each task was a race against time. David, conversely, considered a job worth doing was worth doing thoroughly. My experiments with "time conservation" were not appreciated.
There were also the famous trees. Over the years, hundreds of them - ranging from costly maples and mountain ash to little pine seedlings - made their way into the soil. They were all placed, planted and maintained with a clock-maker's precision.
Reading, however, was a thing over which we could bond. Like many readers, Daddy was greedy with time. "Oh", he would moan and wail, "why can't everyone just leave me alone to finish my book." Only Mother could pry his hands from the covers.
One can't talk about my father without mentioning a tendency to a little innocent gossip. "What's the scoop?" he would ask, hurling himself into conversation. Hearing and telling little stories of minor misdeeds was the lifeblood of our family. This is not to say we're a malicious bunch -curious (I hope) is a better adjective.
Up until the death of David's mother in July, 2005, my father and I would regularly head over to the home farm to hear gossip that was recent, twenty years old or even one hundred years past. Together, they would talk about people I'd never met, sometimes my father had never met and occasionally people my grandmother never met. Yet, these little narratives (these gossips) were so intricately woven as to appear life-like. There are times when my Great-Great-Grandmother (who disappeared in the Huckleberry Marsh in 1915 and may or may not have been murdered) seems more real to me than the people I spend hours with each day. Perhaps this is because many of the most intimate relationships have always formed around gossip and story -- around memory.
On the night my father died, we went for a drive - our habit on summer evenings. The week had been busy: I was in the throes of an essay on Milton and terrorism and recovering from food poisoning; my sister graduated days before; he and Mother had just planted a number of trees; there were lots of things to worry about at work. We went down to Tim Horton's where he (for once) denied his famed sweet tooth and chose a tea biscuit. I had yogurt. We had a quiet drive home.
In the morning, we had a pair of saddles.

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PARKS o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-10-26 published
SEDDON, Joseph
Joseph SEDDON, of Hanover, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. He was 17.
Survived by his father John Paul (Suzanne) SEDDON of Hanover, his mother Denise HAYES of Scarborough, sister Jessica, brothers Damian, Clayton, Andrew, Mathew and Jonathon. Also survived by his Grandma Glenna SEDDON of R.R.#2 Walkerton, Yvonne PARKS of Scarborough, step-grandma Brenda PETERSON of Kitchener, great-grandpa Wilfred SEDDON (Dorothy) of R.R.#1 Varna, aunts Tammy (Howard) MORRISON of R.R.#5 Mount Forest, Tracey (Barney) HURLBUT of R.R.#1 Mildmay, Tanya (James) SNELL of Hanover, aunt Minnie, uncle Dennis, aunt Rachel, uncle Wilfred, aunt Amanda COOK, aunt Corey PETERSON and many cousins. Predeceased by his grandpa John SEDDON.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held Monday, October 22, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Rev. Alice WILSON officiating. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hanover would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PARKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-05-28 published
BUMSTEAD, Edeltraut Anna Martha (1924-2007)
Peacefully passed away at The West Mount, on Friday, May 25, 2007, at age 82. Devoted wife of Earl for 57 years; loving mother of Lois and Brian CLIFFORD of Kitchener, Wayne of New Hamburg, Carol Anne and Brian TOLTON of Markdale; precious grandmother of Paul and Brae-Lyn CLIFFORD, Aaron CLIFFORD, Neil TOLTON and Darrah, Carly and Everett BUMSTEAD; dear sister of Ernst MINK and also much loved by Michele BRANIFF. Predeceased by her brothers Wilfred and Ronald MINK. Friends are invited to share their memories of Edel with her family at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, May 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Edel's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bob PARKS officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. Condolences for the family and donations to Benton Street Baptist Church or the Alzheimer Society may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Edel, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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PARKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-15 published
PARKS, Danielle Anne
Passed away at home 31 July 2007 surrounded by family and dear Friends. Danielle was 41 years old.
Danielle was an Associate Professor of Classics at Brock University, a dedicated archaeologist who was passionate about her research and teaching, and deeply interested in the success of her students. She set high standards for herself and for all whom she encountered. During her graduate studies, Danielle took part in an excavation in Cyprus. She returned to Cyprus annually, and lived there two full years. It became her second home, and her Friends there became her second family. Danielle's most recent trip was a heartwarming return in May of this year. During her 2½ year battle with Leukemia, she continued to be active at Brock in teaching and service, in the establishment of the new Masters Programme in Classics, and maintained her involvement in conferences, research and publishing. She never lost her zeal for life.
Danielle will be sadly missed by her husband William MEREDITH, her parents Michael and Linda; her brothers Christopher and Matthew, William's parents Roger and Jean, her students and colleagues at Brock University, and by her Friends and colleagues in Cyprus and around the world. The family would like to thank the dedicated and compassionate team of doctors, nurses and medical professionals at McMaster University Medical Centre who provided world class care for Danielle throughout her illness.
A memorial service will be held Monday August 20th at Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn St. in Oakville, Ontario at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at O'Finn's Irish Temper a short walk from the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Leukemia Research, Dr. Danielle Parks Memorial Fund (PLS3159A) established at McMaster University. (Canadian tax receipts will be issued) https://awc.mcmaster.ca/awc/Makeagift.aspx Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, 656 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, and designated in Memory of Danielle Parks. (U.S. tax receipts will be issued). Donations will support an endowment fund established to provide an annual Parks Prize to help fund travel and living expenses for future archaeologists working in Cyprus.
Go forth bravely little soldier

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

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PARLEE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-09 published
VIANELLO, Vincent (1932-2007)
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Vince. Vince went to be with the Lord whom he loved and served for many years, on Sunday January 7, 2007. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1932. In 1980, BP Canada transferred Vince to Calgary from Toronto. We will miss his crazy sense of humour and songs, but most of all, his gentle, kind spirit and wonderful smile. We love you. He leaves behind his wife Laura his children Susan and Bob OSBORNE, Stephen and Jody VIANELLO, Paul and Michele VIANELLO, Denise and Brian CUMMING and Darrell and Saundra PARLEE. Vince was an awesome Papa to his grandchildren Marnie and Erin OSBORNE, Drew, Brad and Olivia CUMMING and Ryan PARLEE. He will be missed by his brother Paul; and sisters Ursula and Linda. Vince was loved by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many Friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Marilyn in 1979. Friends may call at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday January 11, 2007, from 7: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Vince's Life will be held McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta) on Friday January 12, 2007, at 2: 30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to Doctor Peter Thornton for his care. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 - 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca. or to the Campus Crusade For Christ, marked for Cam Schenk, Box 300, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C-2X3. In living memory of Vincent VIANELLO, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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PARMAR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
ZAHRAI, Fariba, R.N., B.Sc.N.
I was a fish swimming in the sea of life watching sunrises and sundowns. Now, I swim in the everlasting ocean where there is no end in sight, but peace.
Peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 10: 31 p.m. in hospital surrounded by the love and support of family after a determined and unselfish battle against ovarian cancer. Fariba is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Jodie PARMAR, their three cherished and loving sons, Nolan (5), Liam (6), and Nevin (13), her loving son, Nader (19), her loving daughter, Laila (24), her loving parents, Doctor Amir Hassan ZAHRAI and Farideh AGHAYAN, and her two wonderful and loving brothers, Beau and Doctor Ali ZAHRAI. Fariba was born in Tehran on February 27, 1961 and was raised there and in London, England. She completed high school at The Hun School of Princeton -- an independent college preparatory school located in Princeton, New Jersey. Fariba graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Dean's Honour List) and from George Brown College, Diploma Nursing (Dean's Honour List). Fariba was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. During her nursing career, Fariba worked at Toronto Public Health in the 277 Victoria Street and 1115 Queen Street West offices, and at Mount Sinai Hospital in the High-Risk Ante Partum Unit. She made a positive difference in the lives of her patients/clients and colleagues. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the compassionate and caring staff at each of Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. In particular, the family is grateful for the care provided by Doctors Rashida HAQ, Barry ROSEN, Anthony FYLE, Amit OZA, Leslie LEVIN, Ted AXLER, Helen PYLE, Sudhir PANDYA, and Linda McLEAN. In addition, the family wishes to recognize the kind assistance of Adiba, Mirella, and Tessa at Saint Michael's Hospital; Mhari at Toronto General Hospital; Heidi, Noela, Valerie, Linda, and Josie at Princess Margaret Hospital; Yolanda, Carol, Amanda, Julie, Jean, Jennifer, and Manuel at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital; Jadwiga at Comcare; Laura at Acclaim, Alison at Community Care Access Centre Halton, and Ron Marcinkoski at Market Drugs Medical in Edmonton. Interment took place at York Cemetery on Monday, October 15, 2007 in a private, family ceremony. A tribute to honour and celebrate Fariba's life will be held at the Reception Centre, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road (west of the North York Civic Centre), Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, October 18, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Association, 101-145 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1E3 or 1-877-413-7970 in order to 'Turn Up the Volume!' on ovarian cancer. You've done your best; it's time to rest.

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PARNANEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
ALLARDYCE, David B. (April 5, 1923-January 3, 2007)
Following a lengthy illness, David passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint Hospital. He is predeceased by his sister Mary (SOARE.) David is lovingly remembered by his brother-in-law Jack SOARE of Kelowna, British Columbia; his nieces Elizabeth CAWKER of Kelowna and Kathy PARNANEN of Gold River, British Columbia and Friends who have known him over the many years of his life. Cremation has taken place. At David's request there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of David's Life will take place at a date to be later announced.

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PARNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
McADAMS, William Francis Henderson " Bill"
Peacefully, at The Guelph General Hospital, in his 81st year on Sunday, September 16, 2007. Bill was the beloved husband of the late Nancy (2001.) Dear father of Sandra PARNELL (Terry,) Linda BYMA (Sid), Ian (Darlene) and Bruce (Nancy). Proud Papa of Laura, Mike, Rob, Jeff, Steve, Lindsay, Jackie, Michelle, Benjamin and Wyatt and Great Papa of Mikaela, Brianna and Carly. Bill was a loyal member of Fleetair Arm 143 Squad, 13 E.F.T.S. Saint_John's, Québec, as well as the Col. John McCrae Branch 234 Royal Canadian Legion and former Guelph City Councillor. Friends may call at the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday). Legion Service at 4: 00 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service at the Gilchrist Chapel on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor John VANDERSTOEP officiating. Cremation Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. A reception will follow in the Trillium Room of the Funeral Home. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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PARR o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-26 published
PARR, James Edgar
Suddenly at home in Elliot Lake, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 at the age of 63, Jim PARR of Elliot Lake, and formerly of North Bay and Mississauga. Beloved husband of the former Sally Ann LINDBERG. Father of Pamela PARR (Todd HARE) of Saint Mary's, and Elizabeth PARR of Oakville. Grandfather of Daniel, Nicholas and Tyler. Brother of Steve PARR and his wife Sue. Uncle of Morgan and Lauren. He is predeceased by his parents, Mel and Anne PARR, and by his brother, David Arthur PARR. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 28th, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon WILLIAMS officiating. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial and portrait online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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PARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-01 published
HENRY, Braden Patrick Thomas " Brad"
Brad passed away unexpectedly on September 28th in his eightieth year with his family at his side. He is survived by Joyce, his wife and best friend for over 55 years, his sons and daughters David (Loree,) Paul (Jennie,) Brenda (Ron BELL) and his ten precious grandchildren Dean, Natalie, Elenor, Madeleine, Duncan, Julia, Naomi, Joshua, Brittany and Michael. Also survived by his sister Marie PARR and his brother John (Lyn) of Calgary. Born in Niagara Falls, Brad spent his formative years growing up in Kincardine, pursuing his passions for sports, trumpet and lifelong Friendships. He joined Devil's Glen in 1965 and later built his chalet, fondly known as 'Brad's Place' that fostered 40 years of family fun and Friendships. A long time member of Oakville Golf Club and proud Honorary Member of The Kiwanis Club of Toronto. Brad, Dad, Grandpa your life is a storybook of loyal and unwavering Friendships. We will forever miss your smile and the love you bestowed on all of us. You have earned this rest, peace be with you and us. We love you. The family will receive Friends at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville www.glenoaks.ca. on Tues., October 2nd from 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Brad's life will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel - 1 p.m. Wed., October 3, 2007. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto Kiwanis Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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PARR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
PETERSON, Oscar E., C.C., O.Ont., LLD., D.Mus.
Peacefully at home on Sunday December 23rd, 2007 with his loving wife Kelly and his daughter Celine by his side. Oscar is also survived by his children Norman, Joel, Gay PARR, Lynn SPINNEY and the late Sharon BLACKBURN and Oscar PETERSON Jr. Dear brother of Daisy SWEENEY, May PETERSON, Phil PETERSON; and the late Fred and Chuck PETERSON. He will always be remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private funeral service was held. A public Celebration of Oscar's Life and Legacy will take place in the future. Information regarding the details of this Service can be found at www.oscarpeterson.com or www.neweduk.com. In memory of Oscar, donations to World Vision Canada or the Christian Children's Fund of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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PARRISH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-06-06 published
VANDER KOOY, Jan
Master Warrant Officer Jan VANDER KOOY, CD I; passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood, on May 28th, 2007, in his 55th year, after a valiant battle with cancer. Jan, beloved husband of Maxine. Dear father of Samanatha and Matthew. Loving son of Jacob and Balikje VANDER KOOY, of Guelph. Dear brother of Nell PARRISH, Tina (Paul) NORTON, Nick, all from Guelph and Jack from Fergus. Sadly missed by his in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear Friends. Master Warrant Officer VANDER KOOY served his country with pride as an Air Frame Technician since February 1978. Jan will be remembered by all his co-workers at Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering - Canadian Forces Base Borden and the members of the Borden Ski Club. Visitation will be held at Chatterson Funeral Home, 404 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, on Thursday May 31st, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday June 1st, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at Saint_Joseph's Chapel, Canadian Forces Base Borden, Dieppe Road. Cremation to follow. Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. Donations made to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Cancer Care Centre, would be appreciated by the family.
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PARRY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
FANSHER, John
A resident of R.R.#2 Thamesville, passed away peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus, on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the age of 81. Born in Euphemia Twp., son of the late Burt and Meda (WALKER) FANSHER. Beloved husband of the late Louise (CRAIG) FANSHER (1988.) Loving father of Lynn (David) ANNETT and Luann (Wayne) GUY and the late Craig FANSHER (1983.) Loving grandpa of Craig, Scott, and Beth ANNETT, Brad, Mari-Lynn and Julie GUY. John will be greatly missed by sisters Mary Louise (late Virgil) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Lucy Ann (Harry) BRIEN and his twin brother Fred (Helen) FANSHER. The Fansher family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Derek PARRY of the Thamesville United Church officiating. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations if desired may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Fansher Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com. "A tree will be planted in memory of John FANSHER in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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PARSONS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-05 published
PARSONS, Christena and Ranald
In loving memory of my parents, Christena September 6, 1992 and Ranald January 6, 1988.
There will always be a heartache
And often a silent tear
But always precious memories
Of the days when you were here.
- Remembered always by daughter Marion.
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PARSONS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
BOWDEN, Edna (née SHAW)
Of Lions head passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, December 30, 2006 in her 92nd year. Cherished mother of Elaine (Ivan) WHITE/WHYTE of Lions Head, Marian (Al) PROCTOR of Ajax, Lenn (Gloria) BOWDEN of Strathroy, Murray BOWDEN of Sarnia, Dianne (John) INNES of Brantford and Sharon (Peter) FRANCIS of St. Albert, Alberta. She will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Edna was predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Myrtle (PARSONS) and Charles SHAW, brother Norman SHAW and grand_son Robbie BOWDEN. The funeral service to celebrate Edna's life was held on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lions head at 3: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. The pallbearers were David PROCTOR, Sean FITZPATRICK, Sandy INNES, John HUEHN, Shantie SIVARAJAH and Murray MIELHAUSEN. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Condolences for the family may be left at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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PARSONS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-28 published
Senior dies after crash
A 77-year-old Lion's head man is dead following a two-vehicle collision near Ferndale early Wednesday morning.
Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police said Jeffrey PARSONS' car was hit by a truck while turning left from Bruce Road 9 onto West Road.
PARSONS was transported to Lion's head hospital but was pronounced dead before an air ambulance could transport him to a London hospital.
The collision occurred at 6: 30 a.m. Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene. Northern Peninsula firefighters cut parts of the car away to remove PARSONS from the vehicle.
The driver of the truck, a 50-year-old Lion's head man, was not injured.
No charges are expected to be laid, police said.

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PARSONS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
BROWN, Eleanor Ruby
The family of the late Eleanor Ruby BROWN would like to express our deep appreciation and thanks to the family, Friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy during the recent loss of a wonderful companion and wife, mother, grandmother, nana, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Thank you for the cards, flowers, phone calls and memorial donations. Special thanks to all the staff at McGarrell Place, Elmwood Place and Meadowcroft during Eleanor's stays. Thanks to Doctor THURGOOD for the years of care she provided and the other doctors and Community Care Access Centre involved with Eleanor's care. Additional thanks to: John PARSONS (City of London) for the prompt snow removal of Cambridge Street during the storm, to John, a good Samaritan for plowing out our driveway, the London Free Press for being very accommodating, Ashley WALTERS at Forest of Flowers for the beautiful floral arrangements and Rev. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR for his kind words at the service. Special thanks to all the staff at Westview Funeral Chapel for their kindness, guidance and compassion, and to Barb MEADES for the lovely reception following the service. Thank you, Wilf BROWN and family.

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PARSONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
Canada's youngest pilot was a natural flier who became a top jet jockey
It was all he ever wanted to do, and in 1938, he became the youngest licensed pilot in the country. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later joined Trans Canada Airlines. When he finally switched to jets, it was 'better than sex'
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Just hours before Allied troops landed on the beach in Normandy on D-Day, Flying Officer Frank VINES dropped 16 paratroopers and four canisters of supplies behind German lines. Just a few years earlier, he had been celebrated as Canada's youngest licensed pilot.
On June 6, 1944, Mr. VINES was a transport pilot flying Dakotas, the military version of the DC-3. On the night of June 5, he had to wait until 11 p.m. to take off since the sky was still bright at that time of year. The flight took 3½ hours and his log book mentions being hit by machine-gun fire from the ground along the way. His log also details another flight, on June 6, during which he was hit by flak from a Royal Navy ship -- "a small burst off the rear bulkhead" -- that damaged the tail of the aircraft.
"After he dropped his cargo, the plane nosed down because it had been hit in the elevator trim. They had to pull up so hard on the yoke he felt his arms were going to fall off," said his son, John VINES. "He could only do it for five minutes before the co-pilot took over."
Years later, Mr. VINES said he believed the drop zone was about 50 kilometres inland -- probably near the town of Caen in Normandy.
There were many other trips across the Channel during the Normandy campaign. On June 20, he returned to France, this time landing to pick up wounded soldiers. Margaret ECKER, war correspondent for Canadian Press, reported on the flight and the story appeared on front pages back home.
"Six Canadian soldiers were among the first battle casualties evacuated by air yesterday from the front line in Normandy to emergency hospitals in England. Less than two hours after a big transport plane lifted them from a casualty clearing station on an airfield within range of sniper's guns, the men were in bed in a tented air evacuation centre in the English countryside."
Ms. ECKER then listed the soldiers who were leaving France and the pilots who were flying them.
"Among the men who fly the England-France route when it becomes the milk run for carrying supplies across the Channel and bring back the wounded are F.O. Frank VINES, who took a planeload of paratroops across the channel on D-Day."
Later that year, during the campaign in Northwestern Europe, he was involved in dropping paratroops into Arnhem in Operation Market Garden, the Allied military failure documented in the movie A Bridge Too Far.
Although he was an experienced pilot before the Second World War, Mr. VINES almost didn't get to fly in Europe. He was so anxious to go overseas that he contrived to almost get himself court-martialed. It worked.
His problem started when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. At 19, he had been too good a pilot with too much flying experience after having qualified for his pilot's licence when he was just 17 -- at the time, the youngest pilot in Canada.
He started pilot training at 14 at the Lambeth Flying Club outside London, Ontario, and made his first solo flight six months later in a De Havilland Moth biplane. He was ready to be granted his pilot's licence when he was 15, but authorities made him wait, saying he too young.
As a boy, he had been aviation crazy. He took his first flight at the age of 6 when his parents, both English immigrants, took back to England. There, he and his father went up in a plane at Blackpool, the sea resort.
His father was a locomotive engineer with the Canadian Pacific Railway and was transferred to Goderich, Ontario, where Frank later went to high school. A friend, George PARSONS, remembered a peaceful, idyllic boyhood. Their only act of rebellion, he said, was to occasionally skip school for a little snooker, a game they played all their lives. By that time, Mr. VINES and his father were both learning how to fly. The pair used to drive together to the flying school, but it was the son who received his licence first.
Mr. VINES graduated from high school in June, 1940, 10 months after war broke out. He promptly joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, which was desperate for pilots and glad to have him. He reported to the air base at Trenton, Ontario, the following month, expecting to be sent overseas almost right away. Instead, because of his flying experience, he was made an instructor.
He was eventually stationed at Windsor, Ontario, as part of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. As one of Canada's largest contributions to the war, the program trained 200,000 pilots and air crew from across the Commonwealth at airfields across the country.
The routine for Mr. VINES involved taking young men and training them to fly in a Fleet Finch biplane before moving on to more advanced training, such as the more powerful single-wing Harvard. "After six months of instructing, I thought anybody could do it -- and wished they had. It was just the monotony of it. You'd get a guy to where you thought he could fly and you'd lose him [to an active posting]. Then you started all over again with another bunch of students," Mr. VINES told author Ted Barris for the book Behind the Glory.
Despite the monotony of flight training, it could still be dangerous - many students and instructors were killed in flying accidents. After a couple of years doing it, Mr. VINES seemed no closer to being posted to an overseas squadron. So he and a friend took action.
"Frank and I got in a couple of Fleets and flew low formation over the Dominion Day event," Brick Bradford told Mr. Barris. "We did a slow roll and a couple of loops over the park" near the St. Clair River. Below them, senior Royal Canadian Air Force officers stood on a reviewing stand, outraged at the antics. The pilots' purpose was to let the brass know they were anxious to get overseas.
According to Mr. PARSONS, however, the incident had an even more dramatic effect.
"The way Frank told me was a little different," Mr. PARSONS said. "They flew their planes under the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit. While the stunt demanded some skill, Royal Canadian Air Force brass saw it as reckless and the two of them were almost court-martialled."
But the flying partners got the desired result and were soon sent on real missions. For Mr. VINES, that meant flying Hudson bombers out of Halifax on anti-submarine missions, and then a sea voyage to England, before being posted to Gibraltar. He was assigned to 233 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, where he flew Hudsons against U-boats in the Atlantic.
Nine months later, he transferred to Transport Command, flying Dakotas from a base in Wiltshire in southwestern England. It was from there that he so often crossed the English Channel to France. In January of 1945, he joined Ferry Command and delivered bombers and Dakotas across the Atlantic to bases in Scotland and Cairo. He did that until August, 1945.
When the war ended, he VINES returned to Canada and joined Trans-Canada Airlines, the forerunner of Air Canada. He started in May of 1946, flying Lockheed Lodestars, DC-3s and larger DC-4 airliners.
At that time, Ottawa introduced a new pilot rating called the Airline Transport Pilot Licence. Mr. VINES's number was 000002, meaning he was the second pilot in Canada to get it. "He used to say the person with licence 000001 was the man from the Department of Transport who certified him," his son said.
In 1948, he left Trans-Canada Airlines and became a private pilot for Massey Harris, the tractor manufacturer. Flying Lockheed Lodestars and the amphibious Grumman Goose, among other aircraft, his passengers were almost always all directors and executives of the firm.
He stayed with Massey Harris until 1954, when he became chief pilot for Pittsburgh Plate and Glass, Canada. There, he flew everything from a DC-3 to a keenly anticipated DH-125 jet. "I asked him what the new jet was like," his son recalled. "He thought for a moment and replied, 'John, It's better than sex.' " Pittsburgh Plate and Glass cut back on its corporate jet fleet in the recession of 1981, after which Mr. VINES freelanced as a corporate pilot.
In retirement, he owned a couple of sailboats and was an active sailor until a couple of years ago. Although he was a methodical man when it came to flying and sailing, he had a whimsical side otherwise - he had a storehouse of hundreds of jokes in his memory, and was always telling funny stories.
Frank William VINES was born on February 18, 1921, in Toronto. He died at Oakville, Ontario, on May 25, 2007, of emphysema, although he gave up smoking 30 years ago. He was 86. He is survived by his wife Helen and his son John.

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PARSONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
KEELEY, Elizabeth " Betty" (née FREWER)
Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, on Monday July 30, 2007 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late C. Patrick (Pat) KEELEY. Loving sister to Peg CORNISH, Phil FREWER and the late John and Fred FREWER. Adored mother of Ann PARSONS (Bob) and Dave KEELEY (Stephy.) Proud grandmother of Rob PARSONS (Diana,) Rick PARSONS (Sarah), David PARSONS (Devon), Patrick KEELEY (Sandra), Christopher KEELEY and Tim KEELEY (Claire.) Great-grandmother of Zachary, Jake, Cole and Caitlin PARSONS and Annie, Parker, Jonathan and Emily KEELEY. As a keen golfer, Mum distinguished herself by scoring four holes-in-one after her 70th birthday. She was equally competitive and successful at the bridge table. We all marveled at Mum's initiative and creativity, when at the age of 90 she learned how to design and produce 'made by Betty' birthday cards on the computer for her Friends and family. Mum's enthusiastic and contagious 'joie de vivre' and unceasing positive attitude provided an inspiration for her entire family. Mum leaves her many special Friends in Toronto, Muskoka and Florida. The family would like to extend its thanks to the wonderful staff at Hazelton Place who took such good care of Mum, as well to Dr. Robert Carravaggio and to Mum's special caregiver 'Gracie'. A private family funeral will be held. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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PARSONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
CADDICK, Michael Gardiner
Alastair and Jane (née GARDINER) announce the birth of Michael Gardiner CADDICK, 9 pounds, 4 ounces, at Saint Paul's Hospital, Vancouver at 8: 39 a.m. on Thursday August 23rd, 2007. A younger brother for Charlie and second grandchild for Frank and Jennifer GARDINER, Toronto, Ontario. Proud uncle David and Aunt Darcy GARDINER and uncle Pete GARDINER. Fourth grandchild for Doctor Robert and Irene CADDICK, Moncton, New Brunswick. Proud Aunts and uncles Colin and Louise HOOPER, Gillian CADDICK and cousins Braeden and Isabelle HOOPER. Great-grandmother Rose ELBRO, Moncton, New Brunswick and great-grandfather George PARSONS, Goderich, Ontario.

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PARSONS 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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PARSONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
PARSONS, Carol Ann
Peacefully in the arms of her family, in Fall River, Nova Scotia on November 18th 2007. Forever loved by her husband Louis H. PARSONS. Adored mother of Tom (Lisa,) Michael (Karen,) David (Denise), Joy Ann (Christopher), and Tim (Franca). Carol was predeceased by her grand_son Johnathon in 1992. A special Gram to Stephen, Kevin, Michael, Mary, Derrick, Lauren, Meredith, David, Jamie, Colin, Claire, Carolyn, Cameron, Marisa and Annalisa. Her 16 grandchildren were a constant presence in her home and cottage. They learned about love and family from Gram. Fondly remembered by her two sisters Maureen (Alan) of Winnipeg and Marilyn of Bala, Muskoka. Sadly missed by her 2 sisters-in-law Lillian PARSONS and Mary Jane PARSONS of Mississauga, as well as her many nephews and nieces. Carol and Lou had just celebrated 49 wonderful years of marriage. Their love affair never ended. The courage they showed as a couple to the Family was evident as she fought cancer relentlessly. We are grateful for the past 27 months with her. She found tremendous joy in her family. Her four sons and one daughter each had a unique and powerful bond with her. Carol drew enormous strength from her children during her battle with cancer. Much of Carol and Lou's time was spent at their cottage on the Moon River in Bala, Muskoka, where Carol had just completed another wonderful summer. Many fun times were had at Bala by family and Friends, and Carol always welcomed you with open arms as part of her family. She always put everyone else's needs before her own. Carol put her heart and soul into her family. She was awarded the Pro Ecclesia Medal by his Holiness Pope John Paul II in a special ceremony in Toronto in 1985 by the late G. Emmett Cardinal CARTER. This award was created to be conferred upon laymen and women in recognition of meritorious service in the Church and Pontiff. A special thanks to Carol's daughter Joy Ann and husband Chris for the wonderful care that was shown to Mom during her illness. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 N of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher's Church, 1171 Clarkson Rd., Mississauga, on Saturday, November 24th 2007 at 11 o'clock. Interment Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Donations of remembrance can be made to the Lillian Parsons Bursary Fund, c/o Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario L6H 3L7.

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PARSONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
PURVIS, Ken
Peacefully and quietly, on November 28, after a long and heroic battle with prostate cancer. Born on December 7, 1929, in Tynemouth, England, Ken emigrated to Canada in 1947 and had a 39-year career with Confederation Life. He is survived by his niece, Debra HOGG, her husband Mark PARSONS and children, Laura, Georgia and Hugh. Ken made a generous land donation to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust. He was a Big Brother and volunteer with University College's annual book sale, Canadian National Institute for the Blind reading program and United Way. He will be missed by many competitors in the weekly Globe and Mail Challenge and by fellow travellers in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and North America in the youth hostel movement. At a later date, a wake will be held at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, of which Ken was an active member for many years. Many thanks to the kind and gentle staff at the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Michael's Hospital.
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.

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PARSONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
SCOTT- FISHER, Celia (née PARSONS)
The Prima Ballerina of our lives has moved on to meet the great Choreographer in the sky. Celia passed away with her amazing dignity and strength after a prolonged fight with arthritis and heart complications. She leaves behind her greatest supporters, Tony, husband and lover for the past 45 years, Louise, her first born and constant companion when it comes to shopping and caring, Corina, the sparkle in her eye when we all thought Celia had the flu, not to overlook her shopping assistance and love. Celia was born in East Horsley, Surrey, during the height of the 2nd World War. While her father Joe PARSONS was away at war, her mother Mary (CAWDRON) PARSONS ran a small nursery school out of her house. After finishing school, a few wild trips to the continent and a spell in the advertising world in her beloved London, Celia joined her brother Clive in 1962 (during his Gap year) in Toronto to be told 'now go and get a job'. Celia joined J. Walter Thompson and then met Tony SCOTT- FISHER, a car guru and rancher from Argentina. After a whirlwind romance they were married in Folkestone, Kent, on March 21st, 1964. Canada became Celia's new home and she threw herself into Volunteer work, mostly with the Volunteer Committee of the National Ballet of Canada, including helping with Paper Things, their fund raising shop. She was also very involved with the Volunteer side of the annual fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Polo for Heart. Celia had an amazing spirit. She had incredible strength and never let the pain of rheumatoid arthritis slow her down. She loved the arts and to travel and was continuously planning the next trip, theatre or Ballet performance. She was very caring and compassionate and always thought of other people ahead of herself. Celia touched the lives of many people. She will be greatly missed by many Friends and family including her brother Clive, sister-in-law Maggie and nieces Sophie and Lucy. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd. A funeral will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 3rd at one o'clock. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the National Ballet of Canada, Audience and Donor Services, 470 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3K4, in memory of Celia SCOTT- FISHER. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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