PERAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-04 published
PERAK, Radoslav
Son, brother, engineer, optimist. Born March 1, 1964, in Mrkonjic Grad, former Yugoslavia. Died May 24 in Toronto, of lymphoma, aged 43.
By Craig CAMERON, Page L8
Radoslav PERAK was, above all else, a relentless optimist. Throughout his life he faced challenges and twists of fate with a smile and an unwavering belief that things would work out.
Radoslav was the younger of Borislav and Marijana's two sons. From his early school days he was drawn to understanding how things worked and devising ways to make them work better.
He spent leisure time studying to improve his skills and knowledge, whether the subject was computing, classical guitar or languages.
Radoslav studied mechanical engineering at the University of Sarajevo and graduated in 1990. He landed a job at an engineering firm, designing parts for Volkswagen cars.
He loved his job and felt fortunate that someone was willing to pay him to do it.
The civil war that engulfed Yugoslavia in the early 1990s tore the country apart.
When the conflict dragged on, the family fled Sarajevo for neighbouring Slovenia.
Radoslav and his brother, Miroslav, were able to work in Slovenia right away, but conditions there were also growing worse. The family applied to come to Canada and were eventually offered relocation to either Montreal or Toronto.
On August 31, 1994, the PERAK family arrived in Toronto, settling into a neighbourhood that came to be known as Little Sarajevo.
English lessons began almost immediately. For Radoslav, so steeped in the logic and laws of science, the seemingly endless number of "exceptions" to English grammar rules proved frustrating, but he maintained his sense of humour.
At a party, after watching a fellow student dance around singing I Like to Move It, Move It, Radoslav announced he had decided on his new career. "I'm going to write the words to songs," he said with a sly grin, "because you don't need to know much English."
Radoslav and Miroslav were inseparable. They bought a car and a condo together. They also treated themselves to the occasional fine cognac, and vacations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
When Radoslav was diagnosed with lymphoma in April, 2006, he delayed telling his parents to avoid upsetting them and because he believed he was going to recover.
A year later, when doctors told him he probably had less than six months to live, his response typified his optimism.
"First, the doctors didn't know what was wrong with me. Then they didn't know how to make me better. Now, they say they know when I'm going to die? Don't worry. There's still hope!"
Craig CAMERON is Radoslav's friend and former English teacher.

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PERCIVAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
COLEMAN, Doctor William Hugh (April 13, 1918-September 22, 2007)
Bill COLEMAN passed away peacefully on September 22, 2007 in Orillia, Ontario. He was the beloved husband of the late Nell (née ROY;) cherished father of Diane (Bryan MERCER) in Calgary, Dale (Colin WHEELER) in Whitby, and Hugh (Ennis) in Orillia devoted grandfather of Robin, Tara, Jocelyn, Jeff and Mark, and great-grandfather of Fiona; much-loved brother of Catherine PERCIVAL, Helen (predeceased) and Herbert (predeceased); and fond uncle to two nieces and four nephews. Born in Palmerston, Ontario to Dr. Herbert and Mary Moore COLEMAN, Bill moved with the family to Toronto as a young boy. He completed his DDS degree at the University of Toronto in 1943, earning his way by working on Great Lakes boats and picking tobacco. He then served two years as a Captain in the Royal Canadian Air Force dental corps, posted to Aylmer, Ontario. He married his high school sweetheart, Nell ROY, an occupational therapist, in 1942 in Hamilton. After leaving the Air Force, he set up his dental practice in Toronto, and practiced until 1983, when his health mandated retirement. He was a dedicated member of the Lions Clubs in Leaside, Markham and Bracebridge, coordinating their fall pumpkin sales and many other aspects of fundraising and social events. After 60 years of participation, he was presented with a Lions Lifetime Award, of which he was justly proud. 'Papa' was a fun guy. His big smile and infectious sense of humour will be fondly remembered by all of his family, as well as by his Friends from Toronto, Markham, Bracebridge and Orillia; by his dental patients who loved their 'Dr. Bill'; and by those with whom he sang in choirs and in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, played golf, curled, played bridge, camped and cottaged, boated and fished, sipped manhattans, and just enjoyed life. He loved the outdoors, the cottage and the lake - a passion shared by his children - and always had a dog to follow him around. He loved a good garage sale, grilled a great steak, could fix anything, and produced both good furniture and bad wine from his workshop. The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Birchmere Retirement Residence and of the Dialysis Unit of the Orillia Hospital for their kind care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. No service by request; a private cremation has taken place. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.ca

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PERCIVAL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
FARMER, Josephine (née ANDERSON)
At Saint_Joseph's at Fleming, Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, Josephine ANDERSON, formerly of Scarborough. Wife of the late George Alfred FARMER. Born June 19, 1907 in Belmont Township to John ANDERSON and Elizabeth WHITNEY. Predeceased by siblings Grace (Allan DAFOE, Ole OLSON), Mary (Frank McKAY), Laura (William PATTERSON,) Isaac (Josephine HOFFMAN,) Irene (Archie Bell CAMPBELL,) Randall (Thelma ASHBY,) and Jane and Clifford who both died young. Dear aunt of Jean (DAFOE) LAKE, U.E., Conrad DAFOE and Lois (McKAY) NOYES, all of Peterborough, Clare McKAY of Belmont Lake, Beverley (ANDERSON) ARNOLD of Newmarket, John CAMPBELL of Aurora, Scott ANDERSON and Joyce (ANDERSON) POST, both of Norwood, Ian ANDERSON of Manitoulin Island and Josephine PERCIVAL of England. Predeceased by nephews Warden (Doc) DAFOE and Clifford (Bud) ANDERSON. Also survived by 32 great-nieces and nephews, 13 great-great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Josephine was an elementary school teacher, teaching in Peterborough, Northumberland and North York counties, for 30 years.
After retirement in December 1971, she and her husband spent 26 winters at their home in Bradenton, Florida. There they enjoyed entertaining their snowbird relatives and Friends.
Josephine moved from Scarborough to Peterborough in October 2004. Resting at the Brett Funeral Chapel, Havelock, Ontario (705) 778-2231 with visiting on Sunday December 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Monday, December 3rd at 2: 30 p.m., Reverend Gloria MASTER and Reverend Kate McLARTY officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Havelock. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to Saint_John's Anglican Church, Havelock or the charity of your choice.

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PERCY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-26 published
DEORE, Raymond J.
Age 79, of Treasure Island, Florida for the last 3 years and formerly of Burlington, Ontario, Canada and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania died peacefully at home, on Saturday, July 21, 2007; beloved husband for 48 years of the late Doris (KEARNEY) DEORE; devoted father of Sybil PERCY and Bernard DEORE, both of Canada; brother of Mary Lou BRANAGAN; loving grandfather of Connor, Kyle, Garrett, Sean and Cassie. Ray worked in Steel Industry Management for over 30 years and while in Canada was a member of St. Patrick Church in Burlington. If desired, memorials may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements in Florida by Brent Funeral Home (727) 321-3321 and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Laughlin Memorial Chapel (412) 531-5100.

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PERCY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-04 published
DINES, Irene
Died at Toronto on Wednesday, October 3, 2007. Wife of the late Alan DINES and Ernest PERCY. Loving mother of Susan, Debby and the late James PERCY. Grandmother of Michael, John and Matthew, Elise and James. Great-grandmother of Christian and Clare, and Caroline and Jamie. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, October 5th. Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, October 6th at one o'clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto M4S 3B1.

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PERCY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
UPTON, Doctor John Cliffe
(December 24, 1952-October 31, 2007)
Beloved and devoted father to Thomas and Phillip, loving son to Cliffe UPTON, loving brother to Donna (Dick FORD,) Susan, Rodger (Hilary PERCY) and Glen plus 17 wonderful nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his brother Michael June 4, 1970 and his mother Gwen, October 31, 2003. John was raised in Vancouver then practiced Chiropractic for many years in Williams Lake and Victoria. Johns struggle to overcome his cancer ended peacefully at the Victoria Hospice. His kindness, his companionship and his love will be sorely missed. His hands and his heart have left an imprint on his many Friends and patients. Everyone is welcome to a celebration of John's life on Saturday, November 10th at 1 p.m. at the Victoria Golf and Country Club. The family would appreciate donations to the Victoria Hospice www.victoriahospice.com or the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research www.fcer.org in lieu of flowers.

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PERDUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
MARTYN, Ian Dales, M.A.
Peacefully, on July 31, 2007 at Credit Valley Hospital, in his 84th year. Most loved husband of Dorothy (née PERDUE) for 56 years. Loving father and grandfather of Jennifer (Peter) SPICER and their children: Jared, Alysa and Evan, and John (Teresa) MARTYN and their children: Nicole, Katrine and Ian. Dear brother of Marian SALM, Beth (John) DOLL and the late George. Brother-in-law of Anne. Ian will be fondly remembered by his Friends and family. Ian was born in North Bay, Ontario the eldest son of the late Ian and Elizabeth MARTYN. He served as a navigator in World War 2 Royal Canadian Air Force, and graduated with a Master's Degree in Psychology from University of Western Ontario in 1951. During his career he worked as an Industrial Psychologist. Friends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home 'Mississauga Chapel' 1981 Dundas Street West (1 block east of Erin Mills Parkway), from 10-11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2007. A Celebration of Ian's Life will follow in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ian's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Alzheimer Society. Neweduk Funeral Home 905-828-8000 www.neweduk.com

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PERDUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-31 published
TOUGH, Douglas Ernest, B.A.Sc.
With great sadness the family announces the passing of Douglas Ernest TOUGH on Sunday December 30, 2007 at the Ian Anderson House, Oakville, Ontario in his 89th year.
Beloved husband of Betty (née PERDUE) for 62 years, loving father of Jeanine, Douglas, and Graham, and their respective partners, Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Domenica and Rosemary; grandfather of Cathy MONTEITH (Mark) and James McKAY (Cindy); Kristi, Jenny, Douglas and John TOUGH, Ginny HOMEWOOD (Josh), Lindsay (Alex FRIEL), Lesley, and Graham TOUGH; and extended family Kaelen (Paul STEPHENS,) Christopher, Rob (Anna ESCHER) and Michelle THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON: great-grandfather of Adam and Ellie MONTEITH and Liam McKAY, brother of Barbara JONES of St. Catharines and Uncle to Susan McGRAIL- HAGGAR. Brother-in-law to Dorothy MARTYN of Mississauga and Uncle to Jennifer and John.
Born in Montréal to Ernest and Lucy Davis TOUGH he moved to Toronto where he was captain of his football team at Vaughan Road Collegiate and also played for the University of Toronto where he graduated in Metallurgical Engineering in 4T4.
He held executive positions with Westinghouse Canada in Defense Apparatus, the Motor Division, and laterally the Atomic Power Division in Port Hope. He served as joint chair of the American and Canadian Nuclear Power Associations in 1968.
A fine athlete he enjoyed football, hiking, scuba-diving, skiing and golf at the Oakville Golf Club, badminton and tennis at the Oakville Club; Doug was also an avid swimmer at his beloved Balsam Lake and in their condo pool in Florida. Dad first took up tennis in his mid-forties at Long Point and enjoyed the sport so much he formed a committee and funded the construction of a new second court in the centre lands. His enthusiasm for the sport and initiative led to the existence of two excellent courts enjoyed by the cottagers extensively. The Association in his honour have named the annual Cup and Saucer mixed doubles championship the "Tough Trophy".
Upon his retirement he and Betty enjoyed many years of travel, to Europe, China, Russia, Indonesia and many cruises in the Caribbean, barge trips along the canals of France were a highlight.
His special delights included reading in his solarium on Spruce Street, his residence for sixty years, listening to classical music in the sunroom of his cottage on Long Point, Balsam Lake and discussing philosophy with his many grandchildren during family dinners and parties.
Border Collies, Raleigh, Collette, and Bailey were a big part of his life as was his interest in painting where many of his family have treasured possessions of his talent. Many of Doug's Friends have tokens of his artistic ability, sketches and cards etched on birch bark were his forté. For over 20 years Dad encouraged and organized family parties at Long Point, memorable events that will always be remembered and cherished by all of us. His family was his greatest dedication and our love and respect will be his finest achievement.
Our special thanks to Doctor Ken Collett, for his care and support to Doug and the family, he is truly a credit to his profession. We also want to thank the many compassionate caregivers at the Ian Anderson house for their dedication and commitment in making Doug comfortable and safe during his stay at their Hospice. The Ian Anderson House is a fine facility offering a quality and dignified last stay and their efforts towards serving the positive and their beautiful environment make for comfortable quality end-of-life care.
Following his wishes there will be a family service only. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ian Anderson House 430 Winston Churchill Blvd., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7X2 or www.Ianandersonhouse.com and condolences may be sent to doug.tough@wardfh.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville (905-844-3221).

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PEREIRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
BESEN, Eleanor Shirley (née WOLFE)
Died peacefully at her home in Toronto on Thursday, June 28, 2007, following a courageous and graceful struggle with cancer, which defeated her body, but never her spirit or sense of humour. Born in Toronto on January 1, 1924. She is predeceased by parents Maurice and Tillie WOLFE, and brothers Ray, Leonard, Jack, and Harvey. She is survived by her adoring immediate family, daughters Joan, and Ellen BESEN, and Ellen's companion Steve BARR, grand_son Sunny THRASHER, and granddaughter-in-law Bree TIFFIN, granddaughter Tamar LIPSEY, and by her long time dear companion, Harold KELSALL. She is remembered lovingly by sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members, as well as the innumerable Friends whose lives she so deeply touched. The family wants to give special thanks to Eleanor's caregiver, Cynthia SEGARRA, who did so much to make an unbearable situation bearable not only for Eleanor but for the family, and to Fatima PEREIRA, without whose soup and muffins a difficult situation would have been much worse. Also thanks to Lisa and Chedita. Eleanor was a graduate of the University of Toronto in the field of Occupational Therapy. She was a fine painter, specializing in watercolours. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, and a member of the Ontario Society of Watercolorists and the Arts and Letters Club. She was a folk dancer, a line dancer, a belly dancer, and a world traveller. She had an astounding eye for beauty, colour and proportion, and this wonderful ability was evident in every part of her life and made the lives of everyone who knew her richer and more beautiful. She will be missed. The family would like to thank the Temmy Latner Centre, Doctors MEUSER, and RIEGER, and nurses Dusanka, Richard, and May for the wonderful palliative care which they provided. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave., W., (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Sunday, July 1st at 11: 30 a.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 1 Concord Place, Suite 1404. Memorial donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at 416-586-4800.

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PERERA o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
Former Hanover woman killed
A funeral was held in Hanover on Monday for 44-year-old Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN, who died on October 29.
Newspaper reports say that a 47-year-old man arrived at the Guelph Police station on October 29 around 3: 15 p.m. stating that he had killed his wife. The report said that the man provided an address where the woman could be found and was immediately taken into custody.
When police arrived at the unlocked home on Dodds Avenue in Guelph, the body of a woman was found, and was pronounced deceased by the coroner.
According to the Guelph Mercury newspaper, an autopsy revealed that Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN had died of blunt force trauma. Police have charged Stewart SMITH- FAIRBAIRN with first-degree murder, the report said. The case is still under investigation.
Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN is survived by her parents, Owen and Florence SMITH, brother Robert SMITH and his wife Kathleen of Hanover, sisters Debra and her husband Dennis MacKAY of Ayr and Marie and her husband Brad HOPKINS of Hanover.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiated. Cremation with interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.
The obituary, which can be read on page B3, invited memorial donations to the Women's House of Bruce County as expressions of sympathy.

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PERERA o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-09 published
SMITH- FAIRBAIRN, Joann
Joann SMITH- FAIRBAIRN, of Guelph, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2007. She was 44.
Survived by her parents Owen and Florence (née HINCHBERGER) SMITH, brother Robert and his wife Kathleen SMITH of Hanover, sisters Debra and her husband Dennis MacKAY of Ayr and Marie and her husband Brad HOPKINS of Hanover.
Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiated.
Cremation with interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.
Memorial donations to Women's House of Bruce County were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PERERA o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-16 published
MOYER, John
John MOYER, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2007. He was 88.
Born in Mount Forest, son of the late Henry and Annie née RUETZ) MOYER. John farmed on his own farm until retiring and was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus.
Survived by wife Mildred (ZETTLER) MOYER, children Harvey (Rene) MOYER of Mount Forest, Thelma (Jospeh) VAN OSCH of Lucknow, Doris CAUGHLIN (Steve POLUSA) of Pinewood, Percy (Kathy) MOYER of Ayton, 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Also survived by a brother Peter MOYER of Walkerton. Predeceased by brothers Leo, Joe, Tony, sisters Cecilia SCHNURR, Marie DIEMERT, son-in-law Harold CAUGHLIN and great-grand_son Jordan YOUNG.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Rites at 8: 30 pm.
A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiated.
Interment Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.
Pall bearers were Perry VAN OSCH, John VAN OSCH, Brian MOYER, Brandon MOYER, Kyle MOYER and Kevin CAUGHLIN.
Memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PERERA o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-30 published
WAECHTER, Joseph
Joseph WAECHTER, of Hanover, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. He was 68.
Born in Brant Township, son of the late Andrew and Susan (nee HEHN) WAECHTER. Joseph was a member of the Old Timers Hockey League and a former member of the Bowling Mixed League. He was an avid Slow Pitch fan, both playing and watching.
Survived by his wife Karen (née KERR) WAECHTER, son Andrew (Carrie) WAECHTER of Saint Thomas, daughter Michelle (Gary) LANDSBOROUGH of Cambridge, grandchildren Dylan, Michael, Braedon and Zackery. Also survived by his brothers Lorne (Mary Lou) WAECHTER of Hanover, Ralph (Diane) WAECHTER of London, sisters Wilma REITZEL of Waterloo and Marjorie (Willard) LANG of Chepstow. He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Pauline WAECHTER, his brother Alfred WAECHTER and brother-in-law Ab REITZEL.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Rites at 8: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiated. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Joe was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother and a true friend to so many.
All of Joe’s 68 years were spent working hard. By the age of eight, Joe was working, baling hay, delivering newspapers and working at the bowling alley, in order to help provide for his mother. This work ethic continued all of his life.
Joe married his teenage sweetheart, Karen, in 1964 and spent the next 43 years with his loving wife. During those years he raised a family, ran his own business, saw his children (Andy and Michelle) get married, and welcomed a grand_son (Dylan) into the family. Joe’s daughter-in-law Pauline passed away in 2001. Andy has since remarried and Joe welcomed three new grand_sons (Michael, Braedon and Zackery) and a daughter-in-law (Carrie) into the family. Joe welcomed a new son-in-law into the family in 2000 (Gary) and they became close Friends.
Whenever Joe was needed by his family, he was there. Fixing up houses for his kids, always there to lend a hand, no matter what. His pleasures in life were simple and he enjoyed working around the house. He had recently retired and was finishing his basement now that he had the time.
He thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Friends over coffee at Tim Hortons.
In his younger days, Joe was dedicated to playing baseball and hockey, as well as snowmobiling with his wife and children.
Joe was a fervent believer in God and his Catholic faith. He enjoyed attending church in Walkerton when his wife wasn’t working. Like Jesus, Joe was a carpenter by trade and we are sure that he is building a house in heaven and waiting to welcome the rest of his family home.
Special thanks to Mighton Funeral Home for their kind treatment of the WAECHTER family. Thank you to Constable BREEN for adding respect and dignity to the funeral procession.

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PERERA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
LANTZ, Colleen (née DIEMERT)
Of Hanover, passed away suddenly as the result of an automobile accident on Saturday, August 11, 2007. She was 33. Survived by her husband Bernard “Bernie” LANTZ, infant (6 weeks) son Tanner William LANTZ, parents Ralph and Pauline DIEMERT of R.R.#5 Mildmay, maternal grandmother of Mary Ann GRUBB of Hanover, sisters Lori (Charles) VICTOR of Toronto, Lisa (Peter) PROUDLOVE of Barrie, brother Joe DIEMERT (friend Janelle) of Regina, Saskatchewan, parents-in-law Harold and Hazel LANTZ of Neustadt, brothers-in-law Grant (Theresa) LANTZ of Hanover, Durwin (Sheila) LANTZ of Mount Forest, Brian LANTZ (friend Julie) of Hanover. Predeceased by grandfather Philip GRUBB and grandparents Joe and Marie DIEMERT. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday 2-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiating. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover. Pallbearers will be Joe DIEMERT, Charles VICTOR, Peter PROUDLOVE, Grant LANTZ, Durwin LANTZ and Brian LANTZ. Flowerbearers will be Lori VICTOR, Lisa PROUDLOVE, Tammy GROVE- McCLEMENT, Gina CLIFFE, Tanya LLOYD and Luanne KRUEGER. Memorial donations to the Trust Fund for Tanner or the Lupus Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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PERERA o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-29 published
BEAUPRE, Margaret (née GILBERT)
Of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. She was 86. Born in Toronto, daughter of the late George and Maria (née HYLAND) GILBERT. Margaret served in the 2nd World War for the Red Cross in London, England. She worked for Imperial Oil, St. Clair Avenue, Toronto for 20 years and spoke often of her love for Whitney, Ontario in the Algonquin Park area, where she spent many childhood summers and one whole year between grade school and high school. Most of all she loved her family. Survived by her daughter Collette BEAUPRE of Hanover, sons Michael (Irene) of Toronto and John (Theodora) of Calgary, grandchildren Stephen (Jodi), Sarah (Dave), Maggie (Dan), Nathan, Benjamin, Madeleine, Colin, Christopher, Marc, Emily and Margot, great-grandchildren Jake, Zak, Brittany, Jessica, Holli, Matthew, Noah, Augustus and Brendan. Also survived by sisters Ann ADAM/ADAMS of Oshawa and Jean DAVEY of California and sister-in-law Audrey GILBERT of Toronto. Predeceased by her husband Michael BEAUPRE, sister Mary TURVEY, brothers Philip and Harry. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 01, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m., at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in St. Croix Cemetery, Lafontaine, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or The Red Cross Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PERERA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
MOIR, Carol (née BLACK) (August 19, 1950-October 21, 2007)
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Carol (née BLACK) after a long and courageous battle with a rare neurological disorder.
She is survived by her mother Margaret; Husband Bill; kids Jeff, Jason, Lauren; Brother Don and wife Marg and kids Charyl (Neil), Trevor, Steven.
Carol, you have been an inspiration and joy to your family and Friends. Your dignity and grace through this has been remarkable and we have all been blessed to have been a part of your life.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Complex Care facility at Trillium Hospital (M-site) for their compassion and care for Carol.
And to Maria ARAUJO, Elisa PERERA, Belen BRAELEY, Emma MONCAWE, Jane HALL, Nora ANG and Marna MARTIN, a simple thank you does not seem adequate enough to convey our feelings. The Friendship, care and love that you gave to Carol has been overwhelming and the family is deeply touched.
Thank you also to Doctor Tiffany CHOW, Baycrest and to Donna SCHELL of the Alzhiemer's Society of Peel for your understanding, help and guidance throughout.
Funeral Service will be held at the Glen Oaks Reception Centre Chapel, 3164 9th Line (at Dundas), Oakville (905-257-8822) on Thursday, October 25th, at 2: 30 p.m.
Donations in Carol's memory can be made to the Trillium Hospital Centre Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society of Peel.

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PERINBAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
PERINBAM, Lewis
Died peacefully, at the age of 82 years on December 12, 2007, in Saint_Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia of complications after cardiac surgery. He is deeply missed by his wife, Nancy Ruth GARRETT, by family in Canada, Switzerland, Singapore and Malaysia, and by colleagues in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. A service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, December 28 at 2 p.m. in Saint_Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Avenue (at Trimble), Vancouver, followed by a reception at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewis Perinbam Award in International Development, c/o World University Service of Canada, 1404 Scott Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4M8, telephone 613 798-7477, fax 613 798-0990, or on-line www.wusc.ca. At a later date in the New Year a memorial service will be held in Ottawa.

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PERINBAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-22 published
PERINBAM, Doctor Lewis, O.C.
(May 11, 1925-December 12, 2007)
In the early hours of December 12, 2007 Lewis PERINBAM passed from our world knowing he was truly loved. Lewis leaves behind his wife and steadfast love, Nancy Ruth, as well as brothers Alfred (Sarojini), Cecil, Raj (Vincent) sister, Jeya, nephews and nieces, grand nephews and nieces, beloved goddaughter Alexandra and brother Jeremy, and countless Friends and colleagues in all parts of the world. Born in Malaysia and educated in Scotland, Lewis became a citizen of the world and Canada's gift to international development. Lewis first involved himself in international development through the World University Service in England and later as the General Secretary of World University Service of Canada. He was the first Secretary General of the Canadian National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and a founder of Canadian University Services Overseas. He represented the World Bank at the United Nations and in Europe. In his 17 years as Vice-President of the Canadian International Development Agency, he launched the Non Governmental and Industrial Co-operation Programmes; the first of their kind in the world. In that capacity, Lewis pioneered initiatives to engage the private, nongovernmental and educational sectors in international development. Lewis served as an advisor to the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat (London, England) and the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.). He received the APEX Leadership Award for Outstanding Professional Leadership in the Public Service of Canada in 1991. He guided the Task Force on the Participation of Visible Minorities in the Federal Public Service, and has been until his death a devoted advisor to the President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth of Learning. He has received honorary doctorates from six universities across Canada. On each of those occasions he inspired and challenged graduates from many faculties to engage in the global community. Officer of the Order of Canada, he was also Past President of the Canadian Club of Vancouver, Honorary President of the Royal Commonwealth Society (Vancouver Branch). He served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Vancouver Citizenship Council, the Board of Governors of the Foundation for International Training and on the Advisory Boards of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, and Canadian Organization for Development through Education. He received the Sir Edmund Hillary Humanitarian Award in 2001 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. He was inducted into the Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales International Hall of Fame in September 2002. The many tributes that have already poured in from around the globe emphasize Lewis' kindness, generosity and wisdom. Committed to creating a better world he had tremendous faith in young people. He changed the lives of many who crossed his path and will remain a guiding spirit, Always humbly acknowledging help received he especially wanted to thank the wonderful health care workers and doctors for their unceasing goodness. Services of remembrance and celebration will be held in Vancouver on Friday, December 28th, 2007 at St. Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Avenue, at 2 p.m. and in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue, at 3: 30 p.m. Receptions will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lewis Perinbam Award in International Development c/o World University Service of Canada, 1404 Scott Street, Ottawa K1Y 4M8, Telephone 613 798-7477, fax 613 798-0990 or on-line at www.wusc.ca.

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PERKIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-07 published
McLEOD, Leonard “Len” Paul
Of Sauble Beach, suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007. Leonard Paul McLEOD in his 80th year. Loving former husband of Pat McLEOD. Cherished father of Mark and his friend Gabrielle STEIN, of Barrie; Colleen and her husband Gerald PERKIN, of Dorchester; Collin, and Elan, both of London. Proud grandfather of Lindsey SMITH (Matthew,) Kasey McLEOD, Trevor PERKIN, Michael PERKIN, and Patrick McLEOD; and great-grandfather of Jake SMITH. Sadly missed by Dan Jeffries, Carol Bannerman, and all his Friends at the Sauble River Family Camp. Predeceased by his brother Joe, and sisters Rose and Alice. Len served his country in the Canadian Armed Forces within the Air Force, and was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 208, Wiarton. At Len's request, there will be no visitation or service. Family will gather at a later date to celebrate his life. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Sunshine Foundation would be greatly appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. An Oak tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow in memory of Len by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-06 published
NORRIS, Thomas Garner
Suddenly at his home Monday afternoon June 4, 2007. Tom NORRIS of R.R.#2, Wiarton in his 69th year. Beloved husband of the former Gail PERKINS (née DOWNS) and the late Beth YOUNG. Loving father of Kim and her husband Huss CHEGAHNO of Wiarton, Sandi and her husband Jerry AHRENS of Mitchell, Jennifer and her husband Mike DAIGLE of Brampton, Leanne and her husband Rob CHRISTIE of R.R.#1, Hepworth and son-in-law Scott ROBINSON of Burlington. Proud Poppa and Grandpa of ten grandchildren; Matthew, Kyla, Jeffrey, Joshua, Jared, Jordan, Lucas, Aidan, Kady and Alisa. Dear son of Anne ROUSE of Wiarton. Dear brother of June KREUTZWEISER of Wiarton, Barry NORRIS and his wife Brenda of Elmira, and Becky and her husband Bob McCARTNEY of R.R.#3 Hepworth. Brother-in-law of Joan NORRIS of Wiarton and Brenda ROUSE of London. Also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law and nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his brothers Jerry NORRIS and Bev ROUSE, daughter Lisa PERKINS- ROBINSON, grand_son Michael DAIGLE and brother-in-law Al KREUTZWEISER. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, Wiarton Friday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. with Rev. David LEGGATT officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Wiarton Hospital or Easter Seal Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Tom by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-21 published
RICKER, Jann " Janice" (née PERKINS)
Of Owen Sound passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 19, 2007 in her 62nd year. Cherished mother of Melody MORRIS, Shawn RICKER and Dana (Judith) RICKER, all of Owen Sound and Toby (Nici) RICKER of Bradford. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren Dayne, Corey, Sophie, Caitlynn, Heather and Mackenzie along with her cherished 'small dog' Scalliwag. Jann is predeceased by her parents Laura (RYDALL) and Melvan PERKINS. Jann was a familiar face to many as she delivered packages in Grey and Bruce Counties working as a courier driver for over 15 years. In accordance with Jann's wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and Friends may call at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Friday, July 27, 2007 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 28th from 12: 00 noon. A.J.V. LEEDER will officiate the memorial service to celebrate Jann's life at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Colpoy's Bay Cemetery. Donations made to Toronto General Hospital or Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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PERKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
DOXTATOR, Tillie June (ANTONE)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital on Monday, January 1st, 2007, Tillie June DOXTATOR (Antone) of Oneida, in her 75th year. Survived by her loving children James (Tracy), Hubert, Rosalinda (Larry) IRELAND, Margret (Don) PERKINS, Delphine (Arnold) DOXTATOR, Delores DOXTATOR, Christina DOXTATOR, Carrie, Barbara (Paul), Marian, John (Roxanne) and Joseph (Melinda). Dear sister of Ruby MARASTY. Also survived by 30 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the home of James and Tracy ANTONE, 2150 Ball Park Road, Oneida today Wednesday after 2 p.m. and on Thursday. Funeral service to follow on Friday from the House of Prayer Oneida, commencing at 11 a.m. Interment House of Prayer Cemetery. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges, entrusted with arrangements.

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PERKINS 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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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-30 published
HORNE, Leslie Esmond, R.C.N.V.R., (F.R.C.S.C)
September 9, 1918 to June 25, 2007, at Victoria, British Columbia. Born in Victoria, son of William Henry HORNE and Joan Margaret STEVENSON. Survived by son Rolfe (Deirdre RICE,) Victoria; daughters Leslie (Greg WEBER,) Vancouver, and Peggy, Toronto; grandchildren Liam and Christopher HORNE, Ben WEBER, Jesse MYKOLYN, Ashley PERKINS and Marshall HORNE; brother Ian and sister Dafeny, Victoria step-children Christopher and Dennis TRUMPY and Pamela CECCO. Predeceased by wife Margaret Rolfe Seaborne (1966), son Ian (1999), sister Peggy and brothers Edgar, Harold, and Derek, as well as Shirley HORNE and step-daughter Alison BODINETZ. Remembered by sisters-in-law Noëla HARVIE, Toronto and Anne THOMSEN (and Poul,) Wolfville, Nova Scotia, nieces and nephews across Canada, and Maureen HADDOW, Montreal.
Elisabeth attended Victoria College and the University of Alberta before serving with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War 2. He was commander of the H.M.C.S. Halifax from September 1944 to December 1945. He met Margaret in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, during a ship's refit, and they married in 1944. After the war, Elisabeth and Margaret lived in Toronto, where he continued his medical studies and completed his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1954, the family took up residence in Victoria, Es' beloved native city. Elisabeth practiced medicine there for four decades. An avid sailor and builder of boats from childhood, Elisabeth was a past Commodore of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. His respect for and knowledge of the sea were immense.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to World Vision Canada (www.worldvision.ca). A gathering of Friends will be held at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, Victoria, on Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
OLIVER, Lise Marie (née BARRETTE)
Of Norwood, Ontario. Serenely at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Predeceased by her husband and friend William OLIVER, parents Armand and Alice BARRETTE, and siblings Françoise, Jean and Lucien BARRETTE. Survived by her loving children Robin SCOTT (Peter), Brian OLIVER (Nancy PERKINS), cherished grand_son Alex SCOTT, and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews in Montreal, Toronto and Dartmouth. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PERKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
OLIVER, Lise Marie (née BARRETTE)
De Norwood, Ontario. Nous a quitté sereinement CofE dimanche le 29 juillet à l'Hôpitale Campbellford Memorial. Prédécédé par son époux et ami William OLIVER, des ses parents Armand et Alice BARRETTE, frères et soeurs, Françoise, Jean et Lucien BARRETTE. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses affectueux enfant Robin SCOTT (Peter,) Brian OLIVER (Nancy PERKINS,) son petit fils chéri Alex SCOTT, ses belles soeurs, nièces et neveux de Montréal, Toronto et Dartmouth. Donnation à la fondation des maladies du coeur seraient appréciées.

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PERKINS 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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PERKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-28 published
DARROCH, Gerald Sinclair
Suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Gerald DARROCH of R.R.#3, Durham in his 68th year. Loved brother of Marilyn (Brain PERKS) LINDSAY of Oshawa, Ralph (Linda) DARROCH and Janice (Jim GOW) McEACHNIE all of Durham. Gerald was uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents George and Janet (née SINCLAIR) DARROCH and his infant sister. In respect of Gerald's wishes, there will be no visitation. A private family funeral service will take place. Interment Maplewood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be received by the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham. 519-369-3540

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PERKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-13 published
KYLE, Gloria Margarite Katheleen (formerly AMBEAULT, née BUCKLES)
At South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Thursday, October 11, 2007. Gloria Margarite Katheleen (AMBEAULT) KYLE of Orchardville in her 78th year. Dear mother of Rod and Pat AMBEAULT of Gananoque, Cherie PERKS and Bruce ARISS of Orchardville, Lisa and Scott LACOMBE of Harriston and Amy and Aaron HOLBROUGH of Peterborough. Grandmother of Jaro AMBEAULT, Nycki and Rob WANNAMAKER, Scott and Mel AMBEAULT, Josh and Jesse PERKS, Amanda PERKS and Tom KERR, Matt and Carla PERKS, Allyssa KYLE- VOLLETT, Mykah KYLE- VOLLETT, Jessica LACOMBE, Dakota HOLBROUGH and Brooklin HOLBROUGH and great-grandmother of Kaida AMBEAULT- WANNAMAKER, Aurora AMBEAULT- WANNAMAKER, Summit AMBEAULT- WANNAMAKER, Ben AMBEAULT, Felix AMBEAULT, Jacob KERR, Jarren KERR, Connor KERR and Everett KERR. Remembered by her brother, Bill and Joan BUCKLES of Medesto, California and by her nephews Tom, Steven and Terry and their families. Special friend to Susan, Debbie, Kim, Martha, Maddie, Elenor and Florence. Most cherished mommy to her 4-footed housemates, Mache, Thinker, Paris, Joy and Tabu. Predeceased by her husband Cleofis “Lucky&rdquo AMBEAULT and by her parents Ted and Hazel BUCKLES. Friends may call at the HARDY-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held from First Baptist Church, Mount Forest on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Maplewood Cemetery, Normanby Township. Memorial donations to Multiple Sclerosis Society or First Baptist Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.hardyleefuneralhome.com

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PERKS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-28 published
HILL, Florence Pearl (née DAVIDSON)
Passed away peacefully at Errinrung Retirement Home, The Town of The Blue Mountains, on Monday, November 26, 2007. The former Pearl DAVIDSON in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl HILL. Dear mother of Linda and her husband Doug PERKS of Peterborough and Sharon and her husband Gord BOYD of Meaford. Dear Nana of four grand_sons and one granddaughter and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ida and Robert DAVIDSON and sisters Bella PATERSON and Eva BROWN and brothers Clifford, Art, Lorne, and Ross. Friends may call at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Service following at 11 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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PERKS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-16 published
Two bodies found in blazing van
Police waiting to question badly burned man who ran to nearby house to summon help
By Timothy APPLEBY and Jessica RAFUSE, Page A13
A brick bungalow on a quiet Scarborough street was under the microscope of homicide detectives yesterday as they probed the late-night discovery of two bodies inside a blazing van on a remote, dead-end country road in King Township, charred beyond recognition.
A badly burned man who managed to escape the inferno and stagger to a nearby house for help was in hospital under sedation. Police were still waiting to question him to determine whether he and the other two occupants of the van were victims of a murder, a botched murder-suicide attempt or some type of bizarre accident.
Further thickening the mystery was an unconfirmed report that the Scarborough house to which the van was traced housed a marijuana operation.
No names were released, pending identification of the victims and notification of next of kin.
CTV News reported that the injured man's name is Bao MAC, 46, and that his wife, Jocelyn, and daughter, Ashta, about eight or nine years old, died in the burning van.
Constable Laurie PERKS of York Regional Police would not confirm reports that the dead were the man's spouse and daughter. She did say, however, that no suspects were immediately being sought. "It's weird, a very odd one, this."
By later afternoon, the two bodies were still in the van, protected by a temporary canopy amid a thicket of trees. A source familiar with the investigation said the pair were burned so badly that an accelerant may have been used, and that DNA tests rather than dental records might have to be relied on to confirm their identity and establish how, when and where they perished.
Shortly before midnight Sunday evening, police responded to an emergency call that brought them to an address near the Seventh Concession and the Sixteenth Sideroad, west of Highway 400.
"A fellow had approached the gates of a gated home and buzzed the intercom, requesting the lady to call 911," Constable PERKS said.
"He had come from a van that when we arrived was fully engulfed in flames. The officers tried to extinguish the fire but were unable to. At the end, when the fire department extinguished it, we found the bodies of two people inside, burned beyond recognition."
The vehicle was registered to a home on Barnsley Court in Scarborough, near Warden Avenue and Ellesmere Road, cordoned off by yellow tape yesterday as police detectives examined it.
Property records show that the house was purchased last year for $324,000 by Mui Xui VOONG. But it was unclear whether Mr. VOONG lived in the home or had rented it out.
As police questioned everybody leaving and entering the street, neighbours described a quiet Canadian-Chinese household that was home to a couple and two young daughters. One resident said the man of the house was a self-employed contractor named Kim.
Children's bicycles were propped alongside the home, a swing set was in the yard and patio chairs and a barbecue were perched on a new deck.
Morris CHANCE, whose backyard adjoins the property, voiced dismay that tragedy had struck the peaceful neighbourhood where he has lived for more than 30 years.
"They're just normal, quiet people," he said. "It's shocking news. He was a really nice guy, always smiling, saying 'hi.'"

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