PEACOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
WOHLFAHRT, R. Paul
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Monday January 8, 2007 R. Paul WOHLFAHRT, beloved husband of Lynne WOHLFAHRT in his 51st year. Dear son of Herbert and Janet WOHLFAHRT of Sudbury. Dear father of Lindsay WOHLFAHRT of Ottawa and Derrick WOHLFAHRT of London. Predeceased by his wife Gloria TARINI (1995.) Dear brother of David (Sheryl) WOHLFAHRT of Toronto, and uncle to Maya. Dear nephew of Beverly and Darl PEACOCK and family, Willie WOHLFAHRT of Ottawa and Gunter WOHLFAHRT of Germany. Son-in-law of Virg and Joyce TARINI and family in Sudbury. Special thanks to family and Friends, and Fr. Rick JANISSE for all their kindness and support. To the physicians in the head and Neck Department at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital especially Dr. Kevin FUNG, Doctor John YOO, Doctor Jason FRANKLIN, Doctor Howard LAMPE and all their staff. Special thanks also to Doctor SCHREIER, Dr. Fred SEXTON, Doctor VANKATESAN, to all the staff at ENT Hospital Clinic at Saint_Joseph's Hospital. Also Doctor W. Matthews, Calgary, Alberta. Thank you to all the wonderful nurses and staff at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital Oncology and Palliative Care involved in his care. Finally a special thank you to Doctor B. Yemchuk. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Thursday morning from 10 o'clock where the memorial service will be held at 12 noon. Cremation with interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. Donations to the London Regional Cancer Program c/o London Health Science Centre or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be appreciated.

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PEACOCK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-11 published
PEACOCK, Ryan (April 13, 1984-July 5, 2006)
In Loving Memory of my brother Ryan PEACOCK April 13, 1984-July 5, God I Miss you Bro. Not a moment goes by that you're not on my mind. I think of all the funny things you used to do and that mischievous grin upon your face. It's been a year and I wish that you were only miles away. And remember that you're gone. I know you're watching over me and give me strength, to do the things that used to frighten me (for I know you showed no fear). I miss you and love you very much. Melissa
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PEACOCK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-11 published
PEACOCK, Ryan (April 13, 1984-July 5, 2006)
In Loving Memory of Ryan Peacock April 13, 1984-July 5, 2006
We will never understand why you had to leave us, when you had so much to look forward to. Love, marriage and yeah maybe a baby or two. You had so much to give and couldn't see it. So much care and love you had to share. We're so sorry we couldn't help you take the pain away, that we couldn't understand what you were trying to say. We're so sorry we couldn't make your world safe. It's been a year now - and still we miss you so. Your loving smile, your quick sassy come backs and your carefree way of getting things done. We will always Love you and we miss you terribly. Dad, Mona, Melissa, Réal and Cassandra
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PEACOCK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-11 published
PEACOCK, Ryan (April 13, 1984-July 5, 2006)
In loving memory of Ryan Peacock April 13, 1984-July 5, 2006
A sadness still comes over us,
Tears in silence often flow,
Memory keeps you ever near us,
Though you died one year ago.
Love Always Grandpa and Grandma PEACOCK
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PEACOCK o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-29 published
HOLMES, Shirley Ann Emily (née SYNNOTT)
Shirley HOLMES of Meaford, and formerly of Stayner, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Wednesday June 20, 2007 at the age of 66. Shirley was born in Collingwood, Ontario, the eldest daughter of the late George and Pearl née HILTZ) SYNNOTT. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 45 years, Ivan Arthur HOLMES, of Meaford. Shirley will be fondly remembered as a loving mother of Barry HOLMES and his wife Bonnie, of Victoria, British Columbia and Sherry TRASK and her husband Derek, of Meaford and as the loving grandmother of her six grandchildren: Skylar and Carter TRASK, Theodore, Charles, Madeline and Holly HOLMES. She is survived also by her sisters, Willa PLEWES and Irene McQUEEN, and a brother, Gordon SYNNOTT. A brother, Arthur SYNNOTT, predeceased Shirley. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Steve WEBB, were conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Friday June 22, 2007 with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were Derek TRASK, Morton PEACOCK, Harvey BELLWOOD, Paul McQUEEN, David PLEWES, and Kevin MCINNES/MCINNIS.
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PEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
MARTIN, Lynn
Died on June 4, 2007. She is sadly missed by cousins Norman, David, Ellen, Mitchell, Jane, Alexander, Ruby and Abraham, by her Uncle Lionel, Aunt Nan, Shelley BUTLER, Sara LEVINE, Ron HALL and family, Carolyn ROBINS and family, Kerry PEACOCK and family, Saul MARTIN and family, Harvey KOFSKY and family, Leon RAVVIN and family, and Ethel ABRAMSON and family. She was predeceased by her father, Eddy MARTIN and mother Annette (RAVVIN) MARTIN. Lynn was a lifelong Calgarian who took pleasure in her independent ways and love of kinship. She was resilient, funny and happiest when she found good company. Her memories of people she loved and knew well, like her Grandfather Israel RAVVIN, Granny Shifra RAVVIN, and her Uncle Albert RAVVIN, kept these people present for the rest of us. Donations can be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (403) 543-1161. Funeral was held on June 6 at the Jewish Cemetery, Erlton Street and 30 Avenue S.W.

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PEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-09 published
MARTIN, Lynn
Died on June 4, 2007. She is sadly missed by cousins Norman, David, Ellen, Mitchell, Jane, Alexander, Ruby and Abraham, by her Uncle Lionel, Aunt Nan, Shelley BUTLER, Sara LEVINE, Ron HALL and family, Carolyn ROBINS and family, Kerry PEACOCK and family, Saul MARTIN and family, Harvey KOFSKY and family, Leon RAVVIN and family, and Ethel ABRAMSON and family. She was predeceased by her father, Eddy MARTIN and mother Annette (Ravvin) MARTIN. Lynn was a lifelong Calgarian who took pleasure in her independent ways and love of kinship. She was resilient, funny and happiest when she found good company. Her memories of people she loved and knew well, like her Grandfather Israel RAVVIN, Granny Shifra RAVVIN, and her Uncle Albert RAVVIN, kept these people present for the rest of us. Donations can be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (403) 543-1161. Funeral was held on June 6 at the Jewish Cemetery, Erlton Street and 30 Avenue S.W.

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PEACOCK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
GODFREY, Mary Elizabeth (née MORIN)
Passed away peacefully with family at her bedside after a courageous battle with cancer on December 19, 2007, at the age of 86, at West Oaks Long Term Health Care Facility, where she resided since August 2007. Beloved wife of the late Gordon M. GODFREY, P.Eng. (mining), June 2, 1973. Devoted and loving mother of Gordon (Carol), Elizabeth EVERARD (Michael), Patricia, John (Vicki). Cherished nana to Ryan (Erin), Colleen, Steven, Kevin (Alaina), Dylan and Patrick. Born March 13, 1921 in Toronto to Harold (Harry) MORIN and Mary (Molly) (née BOURKE.) Predeceased by her two sisters Margaret PEACOCK and Katrine CURTIS. Mary lived in Timmins until 1956, before moving to Elliot Lake where she resided until 1967. For the last 29 years, Patricia lived with Mary in Oakville. Mary's joy for travel took her around the world. Cruising, accompanied by her daughter Patricia, was a favorite pastime over the last 15 years. Mary is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in eastern and western Canada, especially Margaret Ann ANDES, her Friends, neighbours and life long friend Mary (Everard) LAST also from Timmins. Mary lived a quiet life dedicating time to enjoy her family. According to her wishes, only immediate family will preside at the cremation at Glen Oaks Crematorium, Oakville followed by a private interment at Spring Creek Cemetery, Clarskson, Ontario. A memorial service celebrating her life to be held in spring, 2008. Her family thanks Doctor Debra FELDMAN and Staff on the 3rd floor, East and West Wing, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital as well as Doctor Ling HUANG and the staff at West Oaks Long Term Care Home for providing wonderful care, compassion and support to Mother and her family. We also express our deepest gratitude to Patricia, daughter and life companion for her devoted care giving to Mother in her final years. Mother's courage, strength, wisdom, unselfish ways, wonderful sense of humour, will live on in our hearts. Your family is so proud and blessed to have you as our beloved Mother. Donations if desired may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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PEAKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
LOVE, Doctor Robert F., B.A.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor Emeritus of Management Science at McMaster University in Ontario, passed away peacefully at his home in Naples, Florida on August 18, 2007 after a very courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ingrid A. (CONWAY) LOVE, his children, Laura Roberta PEAKER and her husband Mark, Valerie Grace LOVE, Kevin Conway LOVE and grandchildren Julia, Claire, Ross, Helaina, Robert, and Christina. Also survived by his sister, Helen McKAY. Preceded in death by a brother Keith LOVE. He will be greatly missed by his immediate and extended family and his many Friends and former students. Bob had a knack of quickly making Friends and then making them honorary and loyal members of his extended family. Bob had a very distinguished academic career. He began his university education at the University of Toronto with an engineering degree and after working in the industry continued on to obtain an M.B.A. at the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. at Stanford University. He taught at Berkeley, Western, and the University of Wisconsin, before coming to McMaster from the University of Wisconsin to help establish the PhD program in the Faculty of Business. Bob published some eighty articles in scientific journals, supervised 12 PhD students to completion and co-authored a very influential book in his specialty. He had a great influence on the field of location theory. There is now a very large body of research based on his original and seminal work. He also served on many high level academic committees and editorial boards. In 1999, the year he retired, he received the Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis Award. This is an award given only every three years on behalf of a large international and interdisciplinary research community and recognizes the impact of the total contribution of the winner to the field. Besides his family and his academic career, Bob's other passion was farming. He was brought up on his family farm in Huron County, Ontario, which he subsequently purchased, and continued to manage. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Bob's Life will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 1 o'clock p.m. at Saint Jude Anglican Church, 160 William St. Oakville In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Doctor LOVE may be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, Florida. 33612 or The Carpenter Hospice, 2250 Parkway Drive, Burlington, Ontario. L7P 1T1.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-10 published
PEARCE, Charles Bryan
Bryan PEARCE, in his 58th year on August 9, 2007, died peacefully in the sanctuary of his home and in the company of those he loved. Bryan will be remembered for his devotion to family and his kind, gentle, manner. These and many other wonderful memories will be forever cherished by wife Jackie (née HENRY) and son Isaac at home in Port Elgin. Thought of often by step-daughter Holly BRYCE and her family of Victoria Harbour, sister Penny VEGNADUZZO and her family of Richmond Hill, brother-in-law Tom HENRY and his family of Southampton. Cremation. Friends are invited to visit with Jackie, Isaac and family at a casual gathering to be held in the Family Centre of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Saturday August 11, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Expressions of Remembrance to the Oncology Unit, Volunteer Services, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound or to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, Southampton would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-14 published
PEARCE, Marlene Sandra (née PLUMMER)
Peacefully at the Collingwood Hospital on November 9th in her 66th year. Marlene, beloved wife of Albert. Loving mother of Danny (predeceased,) Darrell and Shawn HUGHSON. Loving grandmother of Kyle, Jenna, Trevor, Taylor, Tori, Teegan and Austin. Dear daughter of the late Sandy and Grace PLUMMER. She will be sadly missed by her brothers Bradley and Dale PLUMMER. A remembrance service of Marlene's life will be held at the New Life Brethern In Christ Church, 28 Tracy Lane (Hwy. 124 North of Poplar S/R) Collingwood on Friday, November 16th at 2 p.m. The family will receive Friends after 1 p.m.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
PORTER, L. Eva (née PEARCE)
Peacefully at Meadowpark Nursing Home, London on Sunday, December 31, 2006 L. Eva PORTER (née PEARCE,) formerly of Dorchester in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Robert (1978). Loving mother of Jim PORTER of London; and grandmother of Jim PORTER of Toronto. Dear sister of Helen PORTER of Dorchester and predeceased by her sister Stella Plato Neta SMITH, Ruby RUEL and her brother Floyd PEARCE. Eva will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Memorial donations to the Canadian Red Cross gratefully acknowledged.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-26 published
POCOCK bravely conquered a disability
By Vera OVANIN, Sun Media, Sun., August 26, 2007
Peter POCOCK was an accomplished academic. He wrote books, chaired committees and attended functions.
He did it all -- and more -- while living with a severe form of cerebral palsy that, among other restrictions, left him with control of only one of his fingers.
"Many people suggested that we give him up and put him in a home for the disabled. But my husband and I decided Peter was our child and that we would do anything to help him," said POCOCK's mother, Jane POCOCK of London.
"We acknowledged him and treated him as any ordinary child."
POCOCK died July 28 at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in Toronto from complications after several falls.
He was 62.
Doctors predicted he wouldn't live past 40. But it wasn't the only time he beat the odds.
POCOCK earned a diploma from Fanshawe College and a degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.
He also held a master's degree in divinity from the University of Toronto and wrote a book about Toronto's cathedrals.
"There was absolutely no segregation in our family. There was nothing Peter wasn't included in -- fights, too," said his younger sister, Anne Margaret PEARCE, a retired teacher who lives in Woodstock.
Despite his disability, POCOCK attended a regular school and took part in all family affairs.
POCOCK's family spearheaded the development of Woodeden Camp for the disabled in London, as well as the London Crippled Children's Treatment Centre.
POCOCK served as a committee member of the Toronto Transit Commission's Wheel Trans service for the disabled.
He was also a member of the Toronto Historical Board and the Lion's Club.
He is survived by his mother, siblings Ann Margaret, Nancy POCOCK of Newmarket and Douglas POCOCK of Oakville.
"His life is a monument to hope that you can keep going. He was a happy man," Pearce said.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
PEARCE, Ida Florence (née WAKELIN)
On Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 97. Ida (née WAKELIN,) formerly of Old Portsmouth, England, fond sister to Dol, Nell and Arthur (all deceased). Ida is lovingly remembered by her children Shirley, Juliet, Charles, Isabel, Jason and Richard, as well as her sons and daughters-in-law: Andrew BOROWIEC, Trish PEARCE, Clive CARR, Pip PEARCE and Susan PEARCE. Proud grandmother of Sebastian, Jasper, Yolanda, Jessica, Nicola, Harry, John, Clive, Jessica, Annabel and Nicholas and great-grandmother of Sam, Max, India, Sebastian, Iona, Tallulah, Jemima, Willow, Athena and Samuel. Daughter of Mignon and Charles WAKELIN, survivor of both World Wars and the London Blitz, Ida was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The family of Ida PEARCE will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, January 12th from 2-4 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held at the Anglican Church of the Ascension, 266 North Street in Port Perry on Saturday, January 13th at 3 p.m. with Reverend Brent STILLER officiating. In lieu of flowers you may send contributions by cheque to the family for a memorial tree/garden for Ida through the Wagg Funeral Home, or please plant a bush, tree or flowers at your home, so that memories of Ida will continue to brighten our lives. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-11 published
DARCH, Mervin " Wayne"
Formerly of Heyden, passed away peacefully in Labrador City on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the age of 51 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Husband and best friend of Dianne for 29 years. Loved father of Andrew, Aaron and Jake. Dear son of Beth PEARCE and the late Merv DARCH. Son-in-law of Kathryn McCLINTOCK (late Harry.) Beloved brother of Allan (Elizabeth ELLIOT/ELLIOTT), Debbie CONWAY (Neil RUSTON), Danny (Audrey), Lois MOLLARI (Mark,) Lise McGONEGAL and the late Dougie. Brother-in-law to Heather TAILOR/TAYLOR (James), Sam McCLINTOCK (Rachel PERRAULT). Remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 705-759-2522) on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. Funeral service from Northland Bible Chapel (34 Highway 552 West, Goulais River) on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. Pastor Stephen CLOCK officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel, Labrador City. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital, Oncology Unit, Labrador City would be appreciated by the family. www.arthurfuneralhome.com Heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate nursing staff and doctors at C.W.J.; the nursing staff and doctors at the Toronto General Hospital and to all who reached out in love not named, many thanks.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
CRAIG, Keith Newman
It is with deep sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Keith CRAIG on Thursday, September 6th, 2007 in Elliot Lake of a sudden heart attack and stroke. Beloved husband of Joan CRAIG (COLEMAN,) father to Bill of Toronto, Carol (Randall) FLETCHER of Prince Edward Island, Ted of Edmonton, Sue (Neil) McCOOEYE of Montreal. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren John (Jenny) and Dan CRAIG, Adam (Jessica), Ryan and Rachel FLETCHER, Doug and Alex McCOOEYE and Keith's siblings Lois PEARCE (Chatham,) Joyce GRIFFITHS (Vancouver) and Ken (Orillia.) A private family service was held. Keith lived his life to full measure. Born in North Gower, Ontario; navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force European Bomber Command ('43-45); Humberside Collegiate and U. of Toronto Engineering graduate; Margison and Babcock; R.M. Way and Co; partner in Ball, Craig and Short; M.Ed. at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1972; teacher/principal at Oakville Trafalgar, Georgetown District and M.M. Robinson High Schools. From the mid 70's until his retirement in 1990, Dad was the Superintendent of Instruction for the North Shore Board of Education in Elliot Lake. Keith was a winemaker extraordinaire, raconteur, wind sailor who navigated the Great Lakes from his beloved North Shore Yacht Club where he was commodore and sailed across the Atlantic in 1988, hand builder of sailboats, traveller of the globe with his beloved Joan, creator of grand oil paintings to adorn his and others' walls, and an enthusiastic cross country skier. Keith shared all with family and Friends generously. All are welcome to a memorial service at the Unitarian Congregation of South Peel at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 13th, 2007 at 84 South Service Road, Mississauga (south of Queen Elizabeth Way and east of Hurontario Street (Hwy. 10). This is the Congregation that Keith helped found and designed the building. He requested that the occasion be enjoyable and for no one to wear black. Refreshments will be served. Come celebrate with us a great life beautifully lived.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
CUMMING, Reverend Doctor Ivan Everett
Ivan CUMMING died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 7, 2007, at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia. He spent his last days reflecting, telling stories, and holding close family: Nina, his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years children Lois (Rob SMITH,) Connie (Gordon CALDWELL,) Pat (David PEARCE) and Victor (Mary-Ann REID;) grandchildren Antonia (Steve,) Roberta (Keith), Sarah, Matthew, Shane, Andrew, Scott, Jason, Lindsey, Kate; great-grandchild Owen; sister-in-law Lillie BAILEY and nephew Larrie McDONALD and family (Andrew, Jessica, Amber, Dawn, MacKenzie;) and nieces, Doctor Millie CUMMING and Caryll DYCK. Ivan is also survived by younger brothers Len and Carman, many nieces and nephews, and great-grandchildren Haley and Kyle.
Ivan was born on September 1, 1927, and raised on the family farm in Barrie, Ontario, ninth of eleven children. His formative years with his immediate and large extended family provided him with the values, love, and stories he shared with all of his acquaintances throughout his lifetime. He was a recognized high school athlete and Valedictorian of his graduating class. Ivan earned degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Queen's Theological College, and Oberlin Theological College, including a Doctor of Ministry and later an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Stephen's College, Alberta. His ministry in the United Church of Canada spanned 60 years from 1947 and 2007 and afforded him many roles. He worked in Vermilion Bay and Hilton, Ontario Golden and Burnaby (Deer Lake), British Columbia; Oberlin (Presbyterian Church), Ohio; Vancouver (British Columbia Field Secretary for Christian Education); Naramata (Director of Naramata Centre) British Columbia; Trinidad (Presbyterian Church); and then again in Vancouver, British Columbia as Executive Secretary for British Columbia Conference and Minister of Ryerson United. After retirement in 1993, Ivan continued as an Organizational Development Consultant, a facilitator of Seniors' education and activities (including the British Columbia provincial Seniors' Summits), and as an educator.
He and Nina worked and traveled the world extensively-both for pleasure and in a volunteer capacity. Ivan will be remembered as an inspired storyteller and passionate punster, a dedicated and loving husband and father, a proud and giving (great) grandfather, a leader, educator, mentor, generous friend to many, and avid curler. A memorial service, celebrating Ivan's life and gifts will be held at Ryerson United Church on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. To those wishing to send cards and flowers, please do so directly to the Ryerson Memorial Centre, 2195 W. 45th Ave, Vancouver British Columbia, V6M 2J2. Memories of Ivan can be shared at www.ivancumming.ca.

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PEARCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-08 published
PEARCE, Gordon F. "Bob" (October 19, 1917-November 5, 2007)
Bob passed away peacefully at home. Devoted and beloved husband of Betty McDougall PEARCE. Loving father of Jenny, Robert and Sarah PEARCE. Proud papa of Sarah, Ben and Caitlin MURPHY. Survived by his loving sister Suzanne McGAW, six nieces and nephews, predeceased by his brother Joseph. He had wonderful times with dear Friends and his extended family, mainly comprised of many cousins. Bob was a gentle, witty, vigorous and highly intelligent man of great integrity, whose natural charm and kind heart touched all those who knew him. He had a profound love and awe of nature. His genuine spirit will be deeply missed.
B.A.Sc. from University of British Columbia, M.A.Sc. from U. of T. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and served until 1945. The major portion of Bob's working life was spent as a Professor of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He started there in the University's first days and remained until he retired in the mid 1980s. Since its infancy he was a computer enthusiast and published a Scientific American article on building home computers, as well as books on Engineering graphics and descriptive geometry in 3-D. With Betty, Bob led an adventurous life and during their travels they made many wonderful Friends in Waterloo, Ontario; London, England; Bermuda; and Victoria, British Columbia. Bob was a man of many interests and hobbies. As he noted he spent a good deal of time building a model railway, including engines from scratch and rolling stock. After retirement he built various sundials and also spent many happy hours golfing with Betty.
Bob gave generously to various charities and in lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favourite charity. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 3: 00 p.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria.

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PEARL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
ANISMAN, Sam
Passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2007 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late Eva (née PEARL.) Father of Allen, father-in-law of Sharon and grandfather of Jeffrey, Rebecca and Emily. Brother of Dave, Rose ADLER, Molly SHEAR, the late Yettie GOLDHAR, Sally MEYERS, Esther PEARL, Toby GREENSPOON, Louis and Arthur ANISMAN. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, June 12 at 1: 00 p.m. from Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West (between Yonge and Bathurst). Shiva at 35 Evanston Drive, North York after 2 p.m.

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PEARL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
KOTSCHOREK, Ted
Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Loving husband of Debbie PEARL- KOTSCHOREK and the 'World's Best Dance Dad' to his daughters Nicky and Alex. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Theresa KOTSCHOREK. Remembered by his mother-in-law Charlene PEARL, his brothers-in-law Derek PEARL (Debbie) and Brent PEARL (Pamela,) sister-in-law Susan PEARL and best Friends Lise and Ted HAWKINS. Visitation will be held at the Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville (905-842-2252), on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, July 12th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 21 Simonston Blvd. Thornhill (905-881-1534) on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Burial to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville. Reception to follow at Glen Oaks Chapel and Reception Centre, at 1: 30 p.m. (corner of Hwy 5 and Ninth Line 905-257-8822) Donations to the Terry Fox Foundation or Halton Big Brothers and Big Sisters would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to our CDC family whose love and support go beyond words.

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PEARLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
KENNEDY, Louise
Peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 6, 2007 in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her husband Jack KENNEDY. Beloved mother of John and his wife Ann, Jim and his wife Ev, Joe and his wife Mo, Paul and his wife Susie, Liz and her husband Ron PEARLMAN and Marylou and her husband Tim GREEN. Loving grandmother of Jason, Adam, Drew, Lindsay, Sean, Theresa, Nicole, Shannon, Frank, Carly, Jessica, Michael, Emma and Jackson. The family would like to thank the staff at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care they provided Louise. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (2265 Headon Road, Burlington) on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, expressions of sympathy to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333). www.smithsfh.com

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PEARLMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-27 published
PEARLMAN, Sidney
Peacefully at Toronto General Hospital, on July 25, 2007, surrounded by family. Sidney, beloved husband of the late Ruth. Dear father and father-in-law of Jeff, Lindsay, Perry and Maureen, Nikki and Colin. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Sari, Hannah, Jonah, Jordan, Talia, Rachel, Lauren, Jillian, and Jason. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law Helen and Jerry POHL. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 27, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. at Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W. Interment Mount Sinai Cemetery. Shiva to be observed at 6 Erica Ave., Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, 416-603-5958.

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PEARSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
PEARSE, Jean Margaret Wilton
Jean died peacefully on Thursday September 27, 2007, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Allan T.M. (Monty) for 37 years, she is survived by Vicki (John GULLICK,) James (Victoria PEARSE,) Sandy (Stewart CAMPBELL) and Bob. Cherished Nana to Brittany, Tobey, Katie, Jillian, Jessica and Christopher. Jean was born in Leeds, England, and during World War 2 was a Royal Navy Women's Royal Naval Service working at Bletchley Park when she met Monty, then a Captain in the Canadian army stationed in London. She immigrated to Canada shortly afterwards, living first in Vancouver and later settling in Toronto. An active member of All Saints' Parish for over 50 years, Jean enjoyed the companionship of many great Friends, literature, music, theatre, cottage life, bridge, sewing, travel and above all her grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Kathleen RAWSON, brother Geoffrey HEPWORTH, and sister Marjorie SCOTT. Cremation. A celebration of Jean's life will be held at All Saints' Kingsway, 2850 Bloor Street West, Toronto, on Monday October 15 at 1: 00 p.m. with reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
HENDERSON, Florence Marie (formerly PEARSON, née CRANE)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Tuesday evening January 2, 2007. In her 89th year, Florence Marie HENDERSON (née CRANE) the beloved wife of the late Ambrose PEARSON and the late Albert Cameron HENDERSON. The loving mother of Arthur PEARSON and his wife Connie, and Joanne and her husband Robert RUSK. Loving grandmother of Angela, Bob, Jennifer, Ron, Cynthia, Jonathon, Denise, Laura and Matthew. Great-grandmother of nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand_son. Fondly remembered by the HENDERSON Family, Allan, Ewing, Nancy, Lois and Janis and their families. Predeceased by her parents Archibald CRANE and his wife Mary Rebecca, by her sister Josephine BURNS and by her brothers Thomas and Norman CRANE. Florence will be remembered as a gracious hostess, a talented cook and baker for gatherings in Owen Sound, Chesley Lake and Sauble Beach. Florence was a life member of First Baptist Church especially enjoying the worship service, Couples Club and the Hannah Scott Mission Circle. Even in her last days, Florence would smile in response to comments about her skating and the Sydenham Skating Club. She was a dedicated employee in the Owen Sound retail sector serving at the A and P Store, Loblaws, Woolworths and Sears. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Rev. David STEAD officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Alzheimers' Society or the Gateway Haven Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-16 published
BIRR, Arden George
Following a courageous battle with cancer, at his home Thursday June 14, 2007. Arden BIRR of R.R.#6, Markdale and formerly of Durham, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Janette (née DOBSON.) Loving father of John (Peggy) BIRR of R.R.#6, Markdale and Cheryl (Paul HARVEY) MOIR of Toronto. Arden will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jeff, Trista and Emily, brothers Bill (Rose) BIRR, Robert (Joan) PICKEN and William (Lynn) PICKEN, sisters Marian (Paul) PEARSON, Margaret (Dave) ROUSE, Barb (Ron) ADDIS and Shirley (Clarke) TORRY and several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary (née WHITE/WHYTE) BIRR, brothers Ron BIRR and sister Margaret ROBINSON. Friends may call at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Durham at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 17, 2007. As expressions of sympathy donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, Markdale or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-25 published
JOHNSTON, David Lloyd
At South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, on Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 at the age of 82 years, Lloyd JOHNSTON, of Paisley. Husband of the former Jean PEARSON for fifty seven years. Father of David and his wife Alison of Stratford, Douglas of Teeswater, and Murray and his wife Lori of Tara. Papa of Stephanie and her husband Matt KOCH, Melissa and Chris of Stratford, Alan, Carla and Pieter of Teeswater. Brother of Rella McTEER of London, and William and his wife Lois of Paisley. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Grace WINCH and Evelyn JAMES. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. South, Paisley from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 25th, 2007. Funeral service to be conducted in the Church of the Ascension, Paisley on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with the Rev. Linda NIXON officiating. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. The Aldworth Lodge #276 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a memorial service in the funeral home on Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Memorial contributions to Aldworth Lodge #276 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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

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PEARSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-10 published in memoriam
PEARSON
In memory of Tim PEARSON, 1963 - 2001.
'Gone away'- two little words,
But oh, it means so much.
When someone we've learned to love
Has gone clear out of touch.
You are missed by all your Friends
And this one thing is clear,
You are thought of often
By those who held you dear.
Gone five years, but never forgotten.
Love, mother-in-law Sharlene and friend Rick.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-06-20 published
PEARSON
In loving memory of Michael, who left us on June 25th, 1997.
Without a good-bye you went to sleep
Leaving precious memories for us to keep
Our hearts still ache with sadness and silent tears still flow
For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
Your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.
Lovingly remembered by Donna and Kim.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
PICKELL, Ina Elizabeth (formerly CARR, née KING)
Dedicated member of Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family on December 29, 2006 at the age of 85. Daughter of the late Lewis and Annie KING. Beloved wife of the late George CARR (1964) and the late Ken PICKELL (1994.) Cherished mother of Phyllis SPEARIN and husband Bill, Anne SWINKELS and Mike CHANDLER, Bill CARR and wife Lynn and step-children Norma HAVES and husband Lewis, Bill PICKELL and wife Mary, Dorothy McLEOD and Brenda PEARSON and husband Leonard. Dear sister of Joyce NETHERCOTT and sister-in-law of Jean CARR, Robert LAMOND and Lewis PELTON. Proud grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 21. She will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews. Aside from her parents, Ina is predeceased by her sisters Doris LAMOND and Marjorie PELTON and brothers-in-law Lloyd NETHERCOTT, Reg CARR and wife Iona, Tom CARR, Nelson BAKER and his wife Mina and son-in-law Henry SWINKELS. Family and Friends will be received at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. Saint Marys (519-284-2820) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at the Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, 147 Widder St. E. at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John FRASER officiating. Interment at Saint Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Marys Presbyterian Church, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

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

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

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

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-13 published
SWENSON, Bernard " Ben"
Veteran World War 2. Retired Businessman
Passed away at Good Samaritan Seniors Complex, Alliston, Ontario on Monday, June 11, 2007, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Lois PINGLE of Alliston, Ontario Loved father of Larry SWENSON and his wife Barbara Jane of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Sharon SWENSON of Toronto, Ontario, Debbie and her husband Tom HOGARTH of Windsor, Ontario Loving grandpa of Stephanie and her husband Andrew JONES, Samantha SWENSON, Alex and her husband Gord HARTLEY, Ainsley and Madison HOGARTH. Dear brother of Mary and her husband George HAIG and predeceased by Oscar SWENSON, John SWENSON, Sophie ERICKSON, Carrie PEARSON and Ingla GROOME. Dear brother-in-law of Edith BURR, Phyllis McROBBIE, Ann SPICER, Bruce and Donna PINGLE. Ben will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and Friends. Resting at W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street, E., Alliston on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
RUSHFORTH, Frances Finlay (née WHITTLESEY)
Peacefully at home, in Ottawa on July 30, 2007 in her 88th year. Wife of the late Jock RUSHFORTH. Loving mother of John (Tanya) of Victoria, Sarah (Greg) CAIRNCROSS of Calgary, Caroline (Bill) PEARSON of Canton, New York and Peter (Di) of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Nathen and Kio RUSHFORTH, John, William and Zoe CAIRNCROSS, Kate and Beth PEARSON and Jake and Isobel RUSHFORTH. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday August 4th at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Road, Ottawa. Reception to follow in the church hall. condolences/donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-14 published
PEARSON, Ruth Ashford
Passed away peacefully at the Guelph General Hospital on August 11th 2007 in her 92nd year. Ruth is predeceased by her husband John Donville PEARSON (1994.) Ruth will be missed by her Friends, nieces and nephews. Ruth served as a Nursing Sister in the Canadian Military, serving over seas. Ruth's great loves in life were her husband and the farm they shared, her award winning Labrador Retrievers and her fine horses. Family and Friends are invited to a Memorial Service to be conducted at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Thursday, August 16th 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Interment at Belsyde Cemetery in Fergus. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, cards available at the Funeral Home (519) 843-3100. www.grahamgiddyfh.com

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-18 published
Nature-loving steel worker inspired the creation of Ontario's Bruce Trail
Self-taught naturalist who grew up on the Saskatchewan Prairie moved to Hamilton and fell in love with the Niagara Escarpment. 'Without him, it would not have started.'
By Allison LAWLOR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
For a man with an insatiable curiosity about the natural world, the thought of losing the rugged beauty of Ontario's Niagara Escarpment to development was unthinkable. "Not all of us can study ecology, but we should all have the opportunity to walk under ancient trees on a forest floor that is rich with the things that sustain life," said Ray LOWES, who is credited for inspiring the creation of the Bruce Trail.
In 1968, the self-taught naturalist appealed to the Niagara Escarpment Conference to consider preserving the route, a marked hiking trail on a rocky ridge that stretches more than 800 kilometres across Ontario, for posterity. "It is this right of access to places of natural beauty that I plead for," he said in a speech. "The simplicity of our request is astounding."
The trail had opened the year before as part of Canada's centennial celebrations, but nothing had ever been said of its future. For his part, he knew exactly what was required: "We just want a strip of land that will be left alone - not manicured, not landscaped, not serviced by multilane highways or 'parkways' - and not through new subdivisions. It's not much to ask. A later generation will demand it."
It all started after Mr. Lowe hiked portions of the 3,501-kilometre Appalachian Trail, a route from Maine to Georgia that is maintained by a loose association of about 30 U.S. hiking clubs. "If they could do it," he asked himself, "why couldn't we?"
At a meeting of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club in 1959, he turned to wildlife artist Robert Bateman, who was also a member of the club, and wondered aloud, "What would you think of a hiking trail winding up the Niagara Escarpment from one end to the other?"
Mr. Bateman liked the idea and, with the support of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club, Mr. LOWES approached the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. Before long, a four-man committee was struck, with Mr. LOWES as secretary along with nature lovers Philip GOSLING, Robert MacLAREN and Norman PEARSON. For the next two years, they pored over maps and plotted a route from Queenston, near Niagara Falls, to Tobermory, on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula.
"He had the dream and he got it going," said Mr. GOSLING, a Guelph, Ontario, businessman. "Without him, it would not have started."
They started knocking on doors in towns and villages along the escarpment to negotiate access, and soon established trail organizations in several communities. The also reached access agreements with landowners on the planned route. The Bruce Trail Association was formed, and by 1967, the trail was open. The association slowly grew in size; by the late 1970s, it was able to start purchasing land to build a permanent, protected route.
While Mr. LOWES spent time getting his hands dirty building sections of the trail, his main role was that of promoter and office co-ordinator. An impassioned speaker, he gave speeches to raise support and awareness, and used his gift for promotion to attract volunteers and media attention. In the early 1960s, The Toronto Telegram was reporting on hikes held along the trail.
For 20 years, Mr. LOWES served as a director and secretary of the Bruce Trail Association. In 1983, he was made the association's honorary president, which today has the support of more than 8,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. "He was really like a father figure to the whole thing," said Bill CANNON, president of the Bruce Trail Association in the late 1960s.
Mr. LOWES was a child of nature. Raised in rural south-central Saskatchewan, his love of the outdoors developed during the countless hours he spent as a child exploring the countryside near his home. His family ran a general store in the community of Willows, not far from the town of Assiniboia, and he was outside observing birdlife, catching gophers and adopting coyotes at every opportunity.
"He always had that spirit of getting out in nature," said his long-time friend Alan ERNEST, the land trust co-ordinator at the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.
Mr. LOWES left home as a teenager and set out across the country to find work. To eke out a living, he sold everything from brushes and men's wear to advertising space in a Catholic publication. Along the way, he met Jane CHAMBERLAIN; the two married in 1933. Three years later, they moved to Hamilton.
The LOWES home, which was within walking distance of the Bruce Trail, soon became a playground and nature classroom for neighbourhood children. They joined Mr. LOWES for Sunday hikes, which usually ended with ice cream cones.
Although Mr. LOWES had none of his own, "he loved getting children, in particular, interested in nature," Mr. ERNEST said.
In 1938, Mr. LOWES joined Stelco, the steel manufacturer. He stayed for the next 38 years, eventually becoming chief open-hearth metallurgist.
Away from the foundry, he loved to walk the gentle valleys and rocky cliffs of the Bruce Trail and would average about 20 kilometres a week along its length. One of his favourite pastimes was to take a morning in Niagara's Short Hills area, followed by a slice of pie at his favourite restaurant.
"He was a delightful person to go on a walk with," Mr. CANNON said. "He was full of stories about the natural world."
Mr. LOWES never attended university, but was intensely curious about nature and taught himself all he could about birds, insects and plants. When something caught his interest, he sought to know everything he could about it, Mr. ERNEST said. About 12 years ago, he visited a friend in Arkansas and, while there, toured a plant that processed black walnuts. He was hooked. After learning all he could about the nuts, he returned to Ontario, contacted the local nut-growers association and proceeded to plant thousands of black walnuts. To his delight, they bore fruit.
Believing that we are all interrelated in the cycle of nature, Mr. LOWES was passionate about protecting the Niagara Escarpment from development. Through his work on the Bruce Trail, he helped spur the Ontario government to establish the Niagara Escarpment Commission in 1973. Mr. LOWES was appointed a founding member of the commission, which was formed to regulate development on the escarpment. After serving for about a decade, he resigned in 1984, saying he felt the body was more concerned with local political interests than conservation.
"I'm kind of sorry to be off the commission," he told The Globe and Mail at the time. "But I think it was the only protest I could make. Maybe now they'll pull up their socks and fly right."
Despite the designation of the Niagara Escarpment as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1990, just under half of the Bruce Trail and its 300 kilometres of associated side trails are currently on protected land. The remaining 53 per cent is on private land, although the Bruce Trail Association continues to buy up parcels each year. Last year, more than $1.3-million was spent securing land on the escarpment; the association now manages 2,178 hectares of land. To buy the remaining trail, the association estimates it needs more than $60-million.
After retiring from Stelco in the early 1970s, Mr. LOWES travelled to more than 40 countries and continued to spend as much time as he could hiking and exploring. Seeing himself as a rugged individualist, he was proud of his physical stamina, Mr. CANNON said. He remembers the delight Mr. LOWES took when one May they swam together in Georgian Bay while ice floes floated nearby. Just this summer, he talked to a friend about mathematical patterns found in the natural world. "That brain of his was always working," Mr. ERNEST said.
Although he took to calling himself a "curmudgeon" late in life and "didn't suffer fools lightly," Mr. LOWES received honorary degrees from Brock and McMaster universities for his work on the Bruce Trail. In 2005, The Bruce Trail Association created the Ray Lowes Side Trail in Hamilton in his honour.
Until he turned 90, the year he broke his hip, he had walked five kilometres of the Bruce Trail three or four times a week.
Ray LOWES was born in Saskatchewan on March 23, 1911. He died August 29, 2007, at Saint Peter's Residence at Chedoke in Hamilton after briefly slipping into a coma. He was 96. He was predeceased by his wife Jane, who died in 1986, and by his brothers Warren and Gerald.

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McBIRNIE, John Edward
By Gaelah McBIRNIE, Page L10
Brother, husband, father, grandfather, surgeon, music lover, friend. Born November 14, 1922, in Hamilton, Ontario Died April 7 in Alliston, Ontario, of a stroke, aged 84.
Dad was an impressive figure. As a little girl, I vividly recall his imposing presence; the deep voice, the towering bulk, the distinctive sound of his large sandaled feet crossing the driveway in the summer. He presented a stern exterior, but underneath was a beautiful man with a heart of gold.
John McBIRNIE was the eldest of three children born to Norman William and Sarah Winifred (McCARDLE) McBIRNIE.
John attended Davisville Public School, then North Toronto Collegiate for his high-school years. His aspiration for medicine led him to the University of Toronto.
John spent time during his medical studies in San Diego, California., and it was there he married Nadine BEARDMORE on December 2, 1948.
They lived in Toronto while John was completing his internship, and during this time their four children were born.
John was soon offered the position of chief of surgery at Port Colborne General Hospital in Ontario.
He liked the town and the job appealed to him, so in 1955 the family moved to a beautiful, white house on the lake, across from the hospital.
The sight of John walking to work in the winter, characteristically wearing his hospital whites and sandals, was a familiar one in town.
In 1973, John remarried to Patricia Arnold CORLESS; he continued at the hospital and ran a private practice until 1980.
At this time, he and Pat moved back to Toronto where he became an associate staff member at several hospitals, assisting with neurosurgery until he retired in 1999.
John was passionate about the arts, particularly music. Although he did not play an instrument, he had an exceptional ear and loved jazz.
John frequently drove to Buffalo to listen to musicians play. After befriending the likes of such jazz giants as DIzzy Gillespie, Junior Mance and Chick Corea, he would invite them back to the house in Port Colborne for Sunday afternoon chili parties and jam sessions.
The pride and joy of John's personal life was his farm near Mansfield, Ontario, which, over the years, became his sanctuary. His love of nature and solitude was evident from his attachment to this secluded piece of land and by the periods of time he spent there (with his dog, Chandler, and in the company of his colleague and friend, Griff PEARSON.)
It was at the Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ontario, where John suffered a massive stroke; it was there that he spent his last days, surrounded by the people closest to him and from whom he drew comfort.
Gaelah McBIRNIE is John's daughter.

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-10 published
CARSON, J. William " Bill"
Bill passed away at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario on October 7, 2007. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Pat and Mike CHATER of London, son and daughter-in-law Jim and Joan (O'NEIL) of Oakville, son Richard and partner Wendy (PERKINS) of Oakville and son Tim of Woodstock. Proud grandfather of Chris (Melissa) CHATER of Barrie, Pam CHATER of Vancouver, Ryan (Jen) CARSON of St. Catharines, Patrick (Lauren FOX) CARSON currently in South Korea, Andrew CARSON of Oakville, Richard (Stephanie) CARSON of Oakville, Robert CARSON of Toronto and Reggie CARSON of Oakville. Also survived by siblings Betty McNAMARA, Lulu CARSON, Robert CARSON and Lenore HAYMAN all of London. He was predeceased by his first wife Marjorie (PEARSON) and his second wife Toni (CLARK) and brothers Ed and John. Bill had a distinguished career with John Labatt Limited in London until retiring in 1972. Visitation at Logan Funeral Home at 371 Dundas Street, London, Ontario N6B 1V5 from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday October 11th. Funeral service at St. Georges Anglican Church at 227 Wharncliffe Road North in London at 1: 00 p.m. on Friday October 12th, 2007. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery with reception to follow. Condolences may be sent to rvchates@yahoo.com or www.loganfh.ca

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PEARSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
PEARSON, Harold " Jock"
Died December 19, 2007 at the Sunnybrook Hospital due to complications of Alzheimer's at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn, son of the late Margaret and James PEARSON. He is survived by his brothers James and Frank, predeceased by his Sisters Betty and Mary-Ann. A very special thank you to the dedicated and caring staff at the Meighen Manor (Coombs Unit), who lovingly attended to Jock for the last 3 years. A private service will be held with Cremation. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Salvation Army Meighen Manor, 155 Millwood Road, Toronto M4S 1J6, or to The Alzheimers Society of Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Toronto M7Y 3A1. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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PEART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Doctor Harry Clinch
After many years of service to his family and his community, Dr. Harry Clinch HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 19th at 2: 30 p.m. in Toronto. Beloved husband of Beryl (SCHOOLEY,) his partner in life for 55 years; cherished father of Heather and her husband, Tom PAUK Sandra and her husband, Richard HOLLINGER; Wendy and her husband, Bob PEART; and Cameron. Devoted grandfather to Andrew, Matthew, Emily, and Shira. Doctor HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON was predeceased by his son Scott in July 2006.
Born in Dundee, Scotland in 1921, Doctor HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON emigrated to Canada with parents, Hannah and Alexander, and siblings, Sydney and Jean, at the age of six. Doctor HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON grew up in Toronto. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and in 1957 received his Ph. D in Psychology from the University of Toronto.
Dr. HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON worked at the Toronto Forensic Clinic and was an expert witness in the Ontario criminal justice system. He was an honourary lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. He was Chief Psychologist at the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, where he conducted pioneering research on many aspects of human behaviour. His research was published in academic journals of international renown. He held various positions in the Ontario Ministry of Corrections, including Administrator of Adult Male Institutions, Executive Director of Health Care Services, and Executive Director of the Juvenile Division. After his retirement from the Ministry of Corrections, he worked as a consulting psychologist for the Workers' Compensation Board.
Of all his achievements, personal and professional, he took the greatest joy and pride in his five children, for whom he was a constant source of love, encouragement, and guidance. In his later years, his four grandchildren gave him great pleasure, and he took delight in watching them grow.
Dr. HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON is admired for the strength of his character, his intellectual gifts, his wisdom, his sense of humour, and his compassion. He lives on in all those who know and love him.
Family will receive visitors on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home in Weston, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence), Weston. Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Special Olympics or to Easter Seals.

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PEASE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
MOORE, Joyce H.
Of Chatham passed away on Monday, January 1, 2007 at Riverview Gardens Nursing Home. Born in Saskatchewan 90 years ago daughter of the late Andrew MOORE and Eva HARRETT. She was a retired school teacher and city librarian. She is predeceased by her sister Alice Moore PERKINS, brother Glenn MOORE and step-brothers; Rev. A.G. PEASE and Francis PEASE. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Urn burial will follow in Blackburn Cemetery in Dresden. The J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim is in charge of arrangements.

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