WATANABE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-24 published
WATANABE, Molly Nobuko (née KONO)
On Sunday, October 21st, 2007 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Akira, for over fifty years. Loving mother of Karen (Ciarán DUFFY) of Montreal; Larry (Kyoko) of Princeton, New Jersey; Garry (Ami HOYT) of Ottawa; Steven (Melissa) of Toronto; and Philip (Catherine STEDMAN) of Toronto. Proud grandmother (Baachan) of Seán and Robert; Kent and Anne; Kira; and Parker and Kate. Cherished younger sister of Fumi KONO, Mary RUMBLE, Betty NISHIZAWA and Lucy SARUYAMA, all of Toronto. Funeral Service will be held in the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, October 24th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre or to the Toronto Buddhist Church.
Namu Amida Butsu

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WATCHORN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
CRAWFORD, Bryan (February 24, 1942-July 29, 2007)
After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, in his 66th year, at his home surrounded by his devoted family members on July 29, 2007. Beloved husband, friend and sole mate for over 42 years to his loving wife Lorna (SPARLING.) He will be dearly missed by his children, Mark (Heather) of Orangeville, Jennifer MOORE (Greg) of Orangeville and Ryan (Sabrina) of Maxwell. Fond memories of Grandpa will be forever cherished by grandchildren Tyler, Jenna, Jayson, Lauryn, Alison and Avery. Predeceased by his parents William and Virtue (WATCHORN) and sister Susan. Survived by siblings Ronald (Dorothy) of Huntsville, Arthur (Jackie) of Manitoulan Island, Douglas (Shirley) of Napanee and Sharon LESLIE (Jack) of Smith Falls. Bryan will be sadly missed by many relatives and close Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Dufferin 39 First St Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2E3. A tree will be planted in memory of Name in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m.
Without your smiles and laughter our lives will never be the same
(Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
WATERMAN, Dick " Juke"
Suddenly on Saturday, June 30, 2007 in his 88th year. Beloved husband, father (father-in-law) and grandfather of Ineke (died May 2, 2006), Bart (Janice), Harriet (Rob), Brent (Simone) and Michael (Melissa), and many more family around the world. Dick was a decorated World War 2 Lt. Pilot who flew 50 missions from November '44-March '45 in the 320 Squadron (Dutch) of the Royal Air Force He was awarded the Vliegerskruis (DFC) by H.M. Queen Wilhelmina for Initiative, Courage and Perseverence as well as the War Memorial Cross with Clasp for Wartime Operational Service. Dick was an avid sailor and was dedicated to his family and Friends; and all are welcome to gather at the The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Rd., North York (416-441-1580) on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 from 12: 30 p.m. with Remembrances to follow at 1: 00 p.m. Private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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WATERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
WATERMAN, Ken
On the morning of September 19th, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend Ken WATERMAN passed away peacefully at Surrey Memorial Hospital with his wife Connie at his side. Born in Toronto June 14, 1948 to Kay and Nick WATERMAN, Ken lived a singular life, defined by his humility and the gentle empowerment of all whose lives he touched. He understood that we were born to make manifest the divine signs within us, and would never allow anyone to be anything less than what they were capable of being. He embodied sincerity and was an example of these values he held dear. He was devoted to the development of youth, through hockey and his work with the Young Men's Christian Association, and in every moment of his life. His family meant everything to him, and if he wished for anything it would be for each and every one of us to contact a family member we haven't spoken with recently and say hello. Predeceased by his mother and father, he will now join them in the next world and watch over his wife Connie, sons Nick and Erik, daughters Rachael, Alana and Laura, daughter-in-law Nicole, and grandchildren Sebastian, Julian, Nissa, Lacie, Drake and Jayden, as well as all his relatives and their families, and his legions of Friends. Ken marked the life of everyone he met - he had an innate ability to inspire greatness. We are all the richer for knowing him. Funeral to be held Sunday, September 23rd, 10: 00 a.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, followed by a memorial service on Sunday, September 30th, 1: 00 p.m. at Quilchena Golf and Country Club in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Hockey Foundation. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522 www.victorymemorial park.com

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-21 published
WHIPPS, Charles Bernard
Passed away peacefully and with great dignity on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer. Chuck was born December 14, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. He made his way to Canada in 1950 where he played for Toronto Balmy Beach Football team (Ontario Rugby Football Union champs in 1950) and made Canada his home after retiring from the U.S. Army in 1954. He worked in the tool business in Canada and the U.S., owning Strongridge Limited until 1996 and was a valued member of W.W. Sales right up until his death. Chuck will be remembered for his love of family and Friends, his laughter, his gift of storytelling and his passion for golf.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Maria; mother Betty WHIPPS sister Marcia BELL; brother George E. (Polly) WHIPPS; children: Georgia (Glenn) WIOR; Catherine (James) REID; Charles (Lorrie) WHIPPS; Suzanne (Desmond) O'CALLAGHAN and Danielle (Peter) WATERS stepchildren: Christina (Steve) RAMSEY; Pedro (Darlene) AMARO Paul (Vi) AMARO; grandchildren: PVC Michael WIOR, Robyn (Mark) Reid SPENCER, Caitlin, Daniel and Jared REID; Ben and Chelsea WHIPPS; Conor, Sean and Kathleen O'CALLAGHAN; Shane and Shelby WATERS; Sean and Kyle RAMSEY; Jared AMARO and Michael AMARO. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and Marguerite MARLATT, the mother of his 5 children.
At Chuck's request, his remains have been cremated. Please join us for a celebration of his life to be held on Sunday, June 24, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at The Brampton Golf Club (Maple Room) located at 7700 Kennedy Road South in Brampton. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
WATERS, Lorraine
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, October 25th, 2007 in her 84th year. Loving wife to Ronald for 65 years. Caring mother to Dawn (Bill) LA TURCO, Joanne (Paul) RIDDY, Gloria WATERS and Neil WATERS. Grandmother of Jennifer (Vito) TROTTI, Matthew RIDDY (Shelley), Michael SMITH, Alison RIDDY, Andrew RIDDY, Alexander WATERS and Stephanie WATERS and predeceased by Patrick Jay STEVENS. Great-grandmother to Owen and Grace RIDDY. Sister of Kenneth (Elsie) FORBES and predeceased by Warren FORBES. Visitation will be held at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Ave., Midland (705) 526-5449 on Tuesday, October 30th, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, October 31st at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-29 published
WATERS, Kathleen " Kaye" (née BROOKFIELD)
Peacefully in her 95th year on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007. Kaye, beloved wife of the late Victor (Dike). Loving mother of Brian, Kathleen and her husband Stanley RODRIGUEZ. Dear grandma of Mary. Kaye will be fondly remembered by all her family and Friends. Mrs. WATERS will be resting at the Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue on Thursday from 6: 30-9 p.m. and Friday 10-11 a.m. at which time a complete service will take place in the chapel. Spring interment at Mickle Memorial Cemetery, Muskoka.

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-05 published
Musician co-founded the 'Ice Cream Quartet'
By Meghan WATERS, Staff Reporter
The spirited new classical music of Quartetto Gelato has been heard at Roy Thomson Hall, New York's Lincoln Center and as far away as Japan, Italy and outer space.
But it was at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto that oboist Cynthia STELJES, 46, heard for the last time the recordings that made her famous.
"I wanted her to know what an amazing artist she was," said her husband and quartet co-founder Peter DE SOTTO. "I crawled up on the bed next to her and held her, telling her stories of us being on tour, telling her about all the people who had written letters to her."
STELJES died on December 29 after being diagnosed last June with pleural mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer associated with asbestos exposure in childhood.
She was born one of four siblings in Deep River, located about 200 kilometres northwest of Ottawa and home to scientists and technicians who work at the nuclear research facility in nearby Chalk River.
Her scientist parents encouraged STELJES' love of music -- her father was a gifted pianist -- and she first learned the piano and clarinet, her brother Alan STELJES said.
When STELJES was 15, the family travelled to Europe and her parents bought the teen her first oboe in Geneva. In Canada, she had to travel to Ottawa for lessons, her brother recalled.
STELJES achieved near-flawless grades in high school and completed her education at several schools, including the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
It was here that she met DE SOTTO, who said he thought she was beautiful "and possibly the smartest person I'd ever met."
"Cynthia is a little bit more withdrawn than I am. She thinks before she acts, and I am the absolute opposite of that. Everything I didn't have -- organization, discipline -- Cynthia had," he said.
The two wed when STELJES was 22, and their careers blossomed.
STELJES had already travelled the world with a wind quartet, while DE SOTTO was a violinist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and was developing his talents as an operatic tenor.
But it was the owner of the Mono Cliffs Inn north of Toronto, a restaurant frequented by the couple, who convinced them to start performing together in public after learning they were musicians. So they sang and played with some musician Friends stunning customers by including gypsy and folk music with straightforward classical fare. A foursome was eventually formed.
"By the second performance, the place was sold out and we had to turn people away. By the time we'd done six or seven concerts, we realized we had a strong repertoire," DE SOTTO said.
The name Quartetto Gelato -- Ice Cream Quartet -- was chosen to reflect the group's whimsical variety. They cemented their lineup with a cello and an accordion, and were soon performing across Canada.
"We got together to have fun playing chamber music," STELJES told the Toronto Star in 1994. "And then we had too much fun. We thought maybe we should do something with this."
Only STELJES and DE SOTTO were constants in the quartet over the following dozen years and six CDs, selling 150,000 copies. In 1997, Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk brought two of the group's CDs with him on-board the space shuttle Columbia.
Some of STELJES'dreams for the group recently started coming true: The quartet released a DVD and are preparing to record music to accompany Robert Munsch's children's story Love You Forever. The quartet -- with a new clarinetist to replace STELJES is also booked solidly in venues around the world.
Last spring, DE SOTTO noticed his wife, a health-conscious marathoner, was running a little bit slower and he asked her to see a doctor.
Last June, an X-ray of STELJES' lungs revealed a large mass. She underwent an operation to remove one of her lungs, her diaphragm, pericardium and three ribs -- drastic surgery that only offered her a 40 per cent chance of recovery.
"We were so filled with hope, we really expected her to live. Two weeks after the surgery, she was playing the oboe," DE SOTTO said.
Then STELJES suddenly got worse. The doctors found fluid with cancerous cells underneath her remaining lung. She got weaker and soon she was having trouble breathing. As she lay dying in her hospital bed, DE SOTTO sang her a song from Peter Pan, the same one he always sang when she was sad.
"She was smart and elegant and sophisticated, but also naïve and innocent. That gave her such honesty and integrity when it came to her play," DE SOTTO said. "We shared this incredible bond of music and love. I could never play better than I would with her."

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WATERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-07 published
Head-on collision kills 2 teens, police officer
Van carrying teens crossed into oncoming lane on Major Mackenzie Drive, crashing into off-duty York Region police officer's car early yesterday
By Thulasi SRIKANTHAN, Staff Reporter with files from Meghan WATERS and Nick KYONKA
Every Christmas, York Region police officer Davis AHLOWALIA would buy and gift-wrap hundreds of boxes of chocolates, then drive to Nathan Phillips Square to hand them out to the homeless.
It was typical behaviour for the 28-year-old police officer, who helped raise funds for an orphanage in Jamaica and worked to feed the poor in Calcutta.
But yesterday, the man who worked hard to build a better life for others was killed in a head-on collision after a van travelling in the opposite direction crossed into his lane.
Two teenage boys from the van were also killed in the accident, near Major Mackenzie and Pine Valley Drives in Vaughan. A third passenger in the van is in critical condition at Sunnybrook Hospital. Police yesterday tentatively identified AHLOWALIA. One of the vehicles was registered in his name.
"It hasn't really sunk in yet because he is just so full of life and I can't imagine that would be taken away so quickly," said his sister-in-law Alisia D'SILVA. "He is one of the pillars of this family. It's going to be so quiet in this house. He has always been so full of life, he walks into the door and you know he's there 'cause he is always laughing."
Police remembered AHLOWALIA as a humanitarian with a warm heart. "This is truly a tragedy that someone so young with so much to give is gone," said York Police Chief Armand LA BARGE.
In the last few hours of his life, D'SILVA says AHLOWALIA was with her and one of his older brothers. They spent the evening having dinner and joking around.
"We were reminiscing about our childhoods and growing up in Indian families and joking about pranks we used to get into and the trouble we used to get into with our parents," she said.
AHLOWALIA's final stop before he left to drive home was the house of his sister-in-law's parents in York Region.
"I hugged him goodnight and went inside and he talked to his brother for a bit and got back in the car and that was it and then a couple of hours later, we got a call that he was gone," she said.
The youngest of three brothers, he grew up in a devout Catholic family. He planned to become a priest but left after a year to pursue a career in the force.
"Any sort of injustice he just couldn't stand for it, he wouldn't just sit back there and think about it, he'd get out there and do something about it."
Last October, he flew to India to work with Mother Teresa's charity, where he bought food for the homeless and cared for the mentally handicapped. His vacations were spent volunteering. "He's done more in his 28 years than most people would have in 90 years," D'SILVA said. "He has lived his life and he has touched so many people in that short time."

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WATERTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-10 published
WATERTON, Bernard Owen
(Veteran of World War 2)
Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Thursday, August 9th, 2007. Bernard Owen WATERTON, of R.R.#3 Durham, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the former Joyce GODDARD. Loving father of Janet and her husband Jim MANN of Owen Sound, and Paul WATERTON and his wife Teri of Durham. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Jesse, Kelly and Charlie, Julie and Jeff, and Jill, Travis and Marley. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Durham on Sunday, August 12th at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.

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WATKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
WATKIN, Irene E.
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, Mrs. Irene E. WATKIN of London in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Jim (2002). Loving mother of William "Bill" and his wife Georgia, J. Robert "Bob" and his wife Helen, all of London, Marlene "Midge" JOHNSTON and her husband Glenn of New Brunswick, Jack and his wife Ellen of Mount Forest, Gordon and his life partner Danny of Toronto and Richard "Rick" and his wife Mary, also of New Brunswick. Dear sister of Louis SMITH and his wife Joan of Pickering, Thelma BRERETON of London, Tressa ESLER of Michigan, U.S.A., sister-in-law Daphne SMITH of Barrie and brother-in-law Ernest of London. Predeceased by her brother Robert SMITH and brothers-in-law Ernie BRERETON and Jack ESLER. Survived by 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (2 blocks north of Oxford), where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Canada or to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WATKIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-20 published
BYERS strummed a happy tune
By Randy RICHMOND, Sun Media, Thurs., December 20, 2007
The people of the street gathered for a Christmas party and Sean BYERS was there, of course.
Eating platefuls of food, making people laugh, he won the Christmas carol trivia contest at the party run by Streetlight.
Each player got more points for singing the answers and even more points for getting everyone to sing along.
"Sean got everyone singing," remembers Gil CLELLAND, the director of Streetlight ministry.
When CLELLAND went home that night, Tuesday, December 11, he thought of the joy at the gathering.
"I thought maybe this is that peace that we all hear about at Christmas," he said.
Then came Wednesday.
"And I thought, where is that peace today? I asked God. Where are you? What happened?"
What happened?
BYERS left the party and went to a Unity Project crash bed that night.
Sometime the next morning he left the shelter, then snuck back in. A worker found him in a locked bathroom.
Maybe BYERS, 28, took his own life. Maybe it was an accident. The needle never cares.
The death of the engaging young man has rattled the street to its supposedly hardened core. More than 100 people, from the homeless to the workers helping them, gathered at the Central Library this week to remember.
"Sean was a really awesome guy," said Trevor JOHNSON, a transition services manager at Youth Action Centre.
"He was generous, very well spoken, very well read, intelligent. He struggled at times and made mistakes."
It's hard to pinpoint where and when the struggle began, his mother, Myra GARNETT, told The Free Press. There were problems at home that hit her son hard, she admitted.
"He was a very, very thoughtful boy."
Although he was identified as a gifted pupil in Grade 1, BYERS struggled later in school and by 15 had dropped out and left home. He took the roads so many lost boys take, sometimes turning to drugs and petty crime that led to jail, sometimes trying to make it, getting a job and treatment for his growing addiction.
No matter which way he turned, he played guitar or sketched, and cared for others.
"No matter how much pain he was in, he would see someone else and reach right through his pain to theirs," GARNETT said.
JOHNSON joined the Youth Action Centre about 10 years ago and met BYERS, who was doing volunteer work. BYERS would make ends meet by busking at the market or on weekend nights outside the bars on Richmond Row.
The memorial service was held at the library because he loved books so much, JOHNSON said.
"Give him his coffee, his paper, a smoke and his guitar and he was a happy guy."
BYERS always put on a smiling face to the world. But when he was really down, he took his guitar to the park and played, JOHNSON said.
BYERS and a few other young men his age all became hooked on the needle and hung around together.
One of those men was Jay DUCKWORTH, a Saint Thomas resident, who died December 8. He, too, was remembered this week.
"Although they struggled with self-medicating, they had strong spirits," Jim WATKIN, executive director of the London Harm Reduction Coalition, said at the service.
"You would see it in their eyes. That is what we need to remember. It is not about shame or guilt. We need to get rid of that. We need to let our spirits flourish."
The world looks at the Seans and the Jays as addicts and nothing more, said Matti PAQUIN, once an addict and now a worker at the Unity Project shelter.
"I loved those two boys. They were good people who tended to do drugs."
But their deaths must serve as a warning, others said at the memorial service.
"I cared for these guys for a long time. I hoped a miracle would happen and these men would excel," said Lawrence BOOM of Street Connection, a drop-in centre. "We have to come to terms with this. We have to start looking at drug addiction as an illness, not a weakness."
Over the next few months, city council will wrestle with questions of where to spend this year's budget. The city's community services department wants politicians to spend more money helping the homeless and the addicted.
The people of the street think the government should do more to help as well. In the meantime, they will continue to help each other the best they can. They will gather.
"I think that is where the peace is today," CLELLAND said, his voice breaking with grief at the memorial service.
"The peace we seek at Christmas is that in these tough moments we don't leave each other alone. When we say, 'I need you in my life right now.' "
Who To Call
If you need help:
Youth Action Centre: 519-434-6500
Street Connection: 519-438-7300
Streetlight (Youth for Christ) 686-0093
If you or someone you know is suicidal:
- Distress Centre (24 hours), 667-6711, 667-6600
- London Mental Health Crisis Service (24 hours), 519-433-2023
- Canadian Mental Health Association, 519-434-9191
- Mother Reach Postpartum Depression Line, 519-672-4673

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WATKIN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-01 published
McGUIRE, John
The family of the late John McGUIRE wish to convey our sincere gratitude to Doctor WATKIN, Doctor KITAI and to the nurses at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital who cared for John. Special thanks to the nurses and P.S.W. workers from Community Care Access Centre who came to our home. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to our Friends, neighbours and relatives who visited and supported us during John's illness and at the time of his passing. Thanks also to Pastors, Merv BROCKWELL, Tony DEN BOK and Dale SHAW who conducted the service. Our appreciation to Clearview Community Church, to all who prepared and served lunch and to Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home for your professional assistance. Pat, Jeff, Shaun, Kelly and Michele McGUIRE and Family.
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WATKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-20 published
BYERS, Sean Paul
In his sleep, on Dundas St. in London, in his 29th year. son of Maurice Paul BYERS of Owen Sound and his wife Anita MEMERY, and Myra Marie GARNETT of Chatham. Sean is survived by his parents, daughter Victoria BYERS (RITCHIE,) stepfather David GARNETT brother Cory of London, brothers Colin, Philip, Richard and Michael and sisters Stephanie, of Chatham and Lisa Marie BYERS- WINGET of Courtnay, British Columbia, step-sister Kylie MEMERY and step-brother Chris MEMERY, both of Owen Sound. Also survived by Grandmother Grace CRAIG and aunt Cindy (CRAIG) DALEY, aunts Sandra (BYERS) BROWN of Owen Sound and Linda BYERS of Port Elgin, and uncles Joseph of Radley, Sasketchewan; Lorne of Hanover, Michael and Timothy both of Port Elgin. Predeceased by Grandfathers Lawrence BYERS and Lionel CRAIG, Grandmother Mabel (WATKINS) BYERS and brother Paul Maurice BYERS. Visitation was at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 James St. at Richmond in London, from 2-4 and from 7-9 on Sunday December 16. Funeral Service was held at the James A. Harris Funeral Home on Monday December 17 at 11am.

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WATKINS o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-12-19 published
BAKER, Eckhard Joseph
Veteran of World War 2 - Gunner, Royal Canadian Air Force
Peacefully on Monday December 10, 2007 at Extendicare, Haliburton in his 84th year. Eck, of Stayner, beloved husband of Mary for over 62 years. Loving father of Mary and her husband Bill YOUNG of Mississauga, Carol and her husband John WATKINS of Waterloo and Anne and her husband Brad McCRACKEN of Haliburton. Dear grandpa to Trisha, Darren, Colin, David, Jillian, Nicholas, Amanda, Katie, Laura, Elizabeth, Todd and Krista and great-grandpa to Rachel, Andrew, Evan, Madison, Ashleigh, Ainsley and Michael. Survived by his sister-in-law Rose BAKER. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main Street), Stayner (1-866-428-2637) Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Friday December 14, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m.. Cremation with Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto. Remembrances to The Lung Association or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by Eck's family. For further information or to sign the on-line guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com
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WATKINSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-21 published
WHEELER, Carol Elizabeth May
At the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on November 17, 2007 in her 64th year. Carol of Wasaga Beach. Loving wife of Wayne for 27 years. Dear mother of Ryan HOBEN. Carol will be sadly missed by her step-children Maureen LEMOINE, Karen BOONE, Kimberlee WATKINSON and their children. Survived by two brothers Gordon CALLAHAN (Margaret) and Arnold CALLAHAN (Elsie) and their families. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Wasaga Beach. 705-429-1040
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-01-10 published
McFARLANE, Rhoda Maggie Priscilla (née HENRY)
Peacefully at Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne, on Thursday, January 4, 2007 in her 100th year. Dear wife of the late Earl McFARLANE (1991.) Beloved mother of Donna BEAN and Sharon (Albert) MEESER of Shelburne and Douglas (Avril) McFARLANE of Etobicoke. Cherished grandmother of Bob BEAN and Rhonda BEAN of Orillia; Brenda MALLETTE of Barrie; Betty (Brian) TRAVERS of Phelpston; Valerie McFARLANE (Yavuz CAN) of Innisfil; Marylee (Doug) LEE of Aylmer; David McFARLANE of Burlington; Elaine, Jeanette and Carolyn McFARLANE of Toronto and nine great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Doris (Harry) SAWYERS of Shelburne. Predeceased by her brother Branter HENRY, sister Musetta WATSON and grand_son Kevin BEAN. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home on Saturday and Sunday. The funeral service took place in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 3 p.m. Donations to Dufferin Oaks Auxiliary or Headwaters Health Care Centre, Shelburne would be appreciated.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-10-19 published
GALBRAITH, " George" Ken
Ken GALBRAITH, of Hanover, formerly of Wroxeter, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. He was 87.
Born in Howick Township. son of the late George and Grace GALBRAITH. Ken was a war veteran of the Second World War of the Royal Canadian Dragoons.
Survived by sons Scott and his wife Linda of Hanover, Jim and his wife Cindy of Lucan, Clark and his wife Sharon of Listowel, Keith and his wife Carol of Whitechurch; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Gene WATSON of Wingham and Alma WATSON of Brussels. Predeceased by dear wife Margaret, sister Helen, and brother Howard GALBRAITH.
Visitation was held at Schimanski Funeral Home, Gorrie, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 12 at 2 pm.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society and Kidney Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-16 published
HAYES, Ruth " Marion"
Ruth "Marion" HAYES, of R.R.#1 Elmwood, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2007. She was 83.
Born in Toronto, daughter of the late Albert and Florence (nee HICK) HAYES.
Survived by her cousins Betty WATSON of R.R.#1 Elmwood and Agnes MARSHMAN of Durham, nephews Hugh MacMILLAN of Toronto, John (Mary) HAYES of Toronto and Mark (Jan) HAYES of Newmarket and niece Nancy (LORNE) WHITTAKER of Chesley. Predeceased by her sister Dorothy MacMILLAN and brother Allen HAYES.
A Memorial service to follow at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Elmwood United Church or Charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover assisting with funeral arrangements.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-05 published
WATSON, Cecil
Please accept this as our thank you and appreciation from the family of Cecil WATSON during our time of sadness of his recent passing. The gathering of our many Friends and family was nothing less than phenomenal The service by our grand_son Brent was a very beautiful and spiritual tribute The eulogies by our children, Claire, Sherron, Wanda and Carla brought us all "to our knees" emotionally and seemed to be a great release, it was as if "Dad" was once again helping us all. We would also like to give a special thanks to the nurses and Doctor VAN DORP for their knowledge, kindness and understanding at this terrible time for our family. Helping to keep Dad comfortable was of the utmost. importance to us and their grace and understanding will always be remembered. We would also like to thank our neighbours Cecil and Barb and Linda and Ron for their offerings of food and Friendship, with a family as large as ours, it was greatly appreciated. Thank you to the ladies at the Propeller Club for the beautiful luncheon after the services. Special thanks to the George Funeral Home for the compassion and understanding. These times are never easy for anyone, but somehow the outpouring of best wishes flowers, food, hugs and kisses helped us all to make it through each and every minute.
- In unending gratitude, Mrs. Betty WATSON and family.
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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-01 published
WATSON, Robert James
Suddenly at his residence at Sauble Falls Wednesday morning May 30, 2007. Rob WATSON of Sauble Falls formerly of Watford in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the former Nancy ALLIN. Loving father of Sharon ALLISON and her husband Jim of Exeter, Rob of Watford and Christina WATSON of Owen Sound. Lovingly remembered by his two grandchildren Eva-Marie and Nolan ALLISON. Dear brother-in-law of David ALLIN and his wife Marjorie and their family of Meaford. Dear nephew of Roxy LANG of Kitchener. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Holy Family Catholic Church, Sauble Beach Saturday morning at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hepworth. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Easter Seals or Holy Family Catholic Church, Sauble Beach would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 586 Hepworth will hold a memorial service at the funeral home Friday evening at 7: 00 p.m. 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 Rob by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-09 published
WATSON, Lillian " Skippy" (née COLLINSON)
In Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Friday July 6, 2007. Lillian (nee COLLINSON) of Durham in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Norman. Devoted and loved mother of Murray (Marlene McLEAN) of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kate WATSON of Toronto. Predeceased by 2 brothers George and John and 3 sisters Violet, Irene and May. Friends may call at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Durham on Tuesday from 1: 00 until 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Tuesday July 10, 2007. Interment in Durham Cemetery. “Lillian lived her life with determination and purpose and truly lived it to the fullest. She left her mark!&rdquo

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-27 published
CROSSEY, Linda Ann (née BROOKING)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday, July 26th, 2007. Linda Ann CROSSEY (née BROOKING,) of Owen Sound. Loving wife of Glenn (Archie) CROSSEY for 45 years. Much loved mother of Brentt CROSSEY and his wife, Janice, of Kitchener and Michele WHITE/WHYTE and her husband, Don, of Wiarton. “Gammie“ to Lauren and Hannah WHITE/WHYTE and Erica and Beth CROSSEY. Dear sister of Greg BROOKING and his wife, Patricia, of Annan. Sister-in-law of Don CROSSEY (Sylvia) and Bill CROSSEY (Mary,) all of Bowmanville. Most cherished friend of Linda WATSON, of Oshawa and Patricia HASWELL, of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her parents, Howard and Dorothy BROOKING. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Saturday, July 28th, 2007 from 1: 00-4:00 p.m. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation as your expression of sympathy.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-11 published
MARTIN, Carole Ann (née IRELAND)
At Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Friday August 10, 2007. Carole Ann Martin (née IRELAND) of Thornbury in her 74th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Charles Chuck MARTIN, in 2003. Loving mother of Cheryl (Gerry) STONE of Collingwood; Christine (Lyndon) JOHNSTON of Walter's Falls Caron (Jim) ELLIS of Wasaga Beach, and Charlene (Paul) FOSTER also of Wasaga Beach. Sadly missed Grandma of Zachary, Calvin, Jordan and Lauren, Eric and Keegan. Dear sister of Joy COLLINSON and family. Carole will also be remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley WATSON and family. A funeral service, officiated by Reverend Dr. Brian GOODINGS, will be conducted at Grace United Church in Thornbury on Tuesday August 14 at 1 o'clock. Committal and interment services will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford. As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, 20 Alice St. E., Box 556, Thornbury N0H 2P0 (519-599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
WATSON, Florence
Of R.R.#2 Walkerton, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. She was 94. Survived by son-in-law Gary GAELER of R.R.#2 Walkerton, grandchildren Blair (Debbie) GAELER, Sheri Lynne WARD (Wayne) and great-grandchildren Greg and Jefferson GAELER, Shayne and Dakota WARD. Also survived by 4 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren, step-great-great-grandchildren and nephew Al RYDALL. Predeceased by husband Percy Sr., son Percy Jr. and wife Ruth, daughter Shirley GAELER, 3 brothers Thomas, Stan and Wilf. A Memorial Service will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation with interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-24 published
CADWELL, Keith
At the Victoria Hospital in London Wednesday morning August 22, 2007. Keith CADWELL of Hepworth formerly of Owen Sound in his 59th year. Loving partner of Arlene CAMERON- DESROSIERS and former husband of Sandra WATSON of Owen Sound. Loved father of Karen CADWELL and Sean CADWELL both of Owen Sound. Also remembered by Arlene's daughter Tanya CAMERON of Nova Scotia. Lovingly remembered by his three grandchildren Stephney, Brookelyn and Kyla. At Keith's request cremation has taken place. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Keith by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-06 published
MELOCHE, Wilfrid “Bill&rdquo
Peacefully at Hannah Walker Place in Owen Sound with his family at his side on Tuesday, September 4, 2007. Bill MELOCHE of Owen Sound in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Helen Amelia MELOCHE (née D'ARCY) for over 61 years. Loving father of Bonita (Bud) JONES, Donna (Larry) CROFT, Mary (Larry) WATSON, Bill (Marlene), Tom (Peggy-Ann), Nick (Jenny), D'Arcy (Christy) and Robert. Also survived by fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by four brothers Nicholas, Edward, Thomas and Francis and four sisters Mary, Rita, Ivy and Catharine. Friends are invited to the Tannahill Funeral Home 519-376-3710 for visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church on Saturday morning at 10: 30 a.m. Interment, Saint Mary's Cemetery. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8: 30 p.m. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-25 published
GOWANLOCK, Jean Isabel (formerly WATSON, née McGILLIVRAY)
At the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton, on Sunday, September 23rd, 2007, at the age of 90 years, the former Jean McGILLIVRAY of Paisley. Beloved wife of the late Hether James GOWANLOCK and the late Frank WATSON. Special friend of Case and Catherine Vanderplas and Mickey Majury. She is predeceased by her sister Mary WATSON and by her parents George and Mary Jane McGILLIVARY. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen St. S., Paisley from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the County of Bruce General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-13 published
HAYES, Ruth “Marion&rdquo
Of R.R.#1 Elmwood, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2007. She was 83. Born in Toronto, daughter of the late Albert and Florence (née HICK) HAYES. Survived by her cousins Betty WATSON of R.R.#1 Elmwood and Agnes MARSHMAN of Durham, nephews Hugh MacMILLAN of Toronto, John (Mary) HAYES of Toronto and Mark (Jan) HAYES of Newmarket and niece Nancy (Lorne) WHITTAKER of Chesley. Predeceased by her sister Dorothy MacMILLAN and brother Allen HAYES. A Memorial Service to follow at a later date. Memorial donations to the Elmwood United Church or Charity of one's choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover assisting with funeral arrangements.

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WATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-19 published
SINCLAIR, William Armour
At Saint Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Monday evening December 17, 2007. Bill SINCLAIR of Hepworth in his 74th year. Beloved husband of the late Olga KOTYK. Loving partner of Gerri MUZZELL of Owen Sound. Loved brother of Carole SUTTER of Owen Sound and Faye SINCLAIR and her partner David ZIMON of Ferndale. Lovingly remembered by his five nephews and nieces; Katherine KINGSBURY and her husband Ron of Owen Sound, Paul SUTTER and his wife Koona of Wiarton, Donna JUODVIRSIS and her husband Peter of Kitchener, Rick and Gary EVANS both of Cambridge as well as the Kotyk nephews and nieces. Dear friend of Adam WATSON of Owen Sound and will be sadly missed by the Muzzell family. Dear brother-in-law of Michael KOTYK, Walter KOTYK and his wife Gwen and Olga KOTYK all of St. Catharines. Also survived by several great nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents Wallace and Olive SINCLAIR, his sister Barbara and her husband Marty EVANS, brothers-in-law D.L. SUTTER and William KOTYK and sister-in-law Laura KOTYK. Bill will be greatly missed by his many, many Friends. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from Zion Amabel United Church, Sauble Beach Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Gerry HOFSTETTER officiating. Spring interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Vision 2002 (Sauble Area Medical Clinic) or the Owen Sound Animal Shelter would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhomel.com. A tree will be planted in the Memory Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Bill by the Downs and son Funeral Home. Burns Lodge 436 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will hold a memorial service at the Funeral Home Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m. “We Live To Ride - We Ride To Live&rdquo

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-02 published
DAVIES, William Kenneth
Peacefully at North Lambton Rest Home on December 26th, 2006 William Kenneth DAVIES, beloved husband of Margaret (NASH) DAVIES of Forest. Dear brother of Laverne GUZMAN of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and loving father of Heather (Joe) KOLODIEZIEJ of Grimsby. Fondly remembered by step-children Luanda HALL, Sarnia, and Vance Nugent of London, step-grandchildren Keith and Michelle TRAQUAIR of London and step great-granddaughter Madison TRAQUAIR, London. Aged 89 years. Mr DAVIES body has been accepted for medical research at Western University. Interment later Beechwood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, McFarlane Chapel, 9 James St. S. at Watt, Forest on January 6 at 2: 00 p.m. with Father Murray WATSON. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated (cheques only received at Funeral Home.) Mr. DAVIES was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, an active member of the Woodstock Coralears, Lions Club and the Legion. A memorial tree will be planted in memory of "Bill" by the Dodge Family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
THIBERT, Eugene F.
77 years, of Tilbury, at University Hospital, London on Thursday, January 4, 2007. Beloved husband of Cordelia "Toby" (née BELAIR.) Loving father of Annette and husband Brian CURTIS. Dearest grandfather of Marie GAUDREAU and spouse Ian KELLY, Ben CURTIS and wife Julie, Jason CURTIS, and great-grandfather of Zachery KELLY, and Cameron and Ryan CURTIS. Predeceased by parents Anthony THIBERT (1977) and Marie (CHARRON) THIBERT (1972.) Dearest brother of the late Margaret CHEVALIER (1989) (Mid-1991,) the late George THIBERT (2003) (Cecile,) Alfred (Edna) THIBERT, the late Leo THIBERT (2001) (Marcella,) Theresa WATSON (Dave-1979,) James (Marcella) THIBERT, all of Tilbury, Marie LEVESQUE of McGregor (Andre-2001.) Dear brother-in-law of Orise TELLIER, the late Agatha CHOUINARD (2005,) Velina SHEEHAN, Jeanne THIBERT, Louise BROSSEAU, Carmelle GAGE. Eugene was owner and operator of Thibert's Abattoir in Tilbury from 1961 until 1983, and was Fire Chief of Tilbury from 1959 to 1992. Eugene was a member of Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Ontario Fire Chiefs Association, and Ontario Retirees, and was past president of Kent County Association of Fire Chiefs, and Essex County Association of Fire Chiefs. He was a member of Tilbury Knights of Columbus Third and Fourth Degree. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury Saturday from 7-9 p.m., Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers 3 p.m. Sunday. Third and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus prayers 8: 30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service from the funeral home Monday, January 8, 2007 at 10 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Mass at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Donations to Saint_Joseph's-Regional Mental Health Care London or Alzheimer Society appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
BUCHANAN, Evelyn Mae (WATSON)
At North Lambton Resthome on January 7, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Eugene (1989). Dearest mother of Donald (Alice), Norman (Anne), Dorothy (Nick DAHM) and Ilene (Roy VARDY). Grandmother of 8 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 11. She was predeceased by her grand_son Mark (1991) and her 3 brothers John, Evans and Britton. She was 92 years old. Resting at Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, 9 James Street at Watt, Forest. Funeral service on Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Rev. Christine O'REILLY. Visitation on Tuesday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. before service. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Donations to the North Lambton Resthome Auxiliary appreciated. For those of you who know and remember Evelyn we know you will understand in truth she left us many years ago and we have been mourning her loss ever since. A tree will be planted in memory of Evelyn by the Dodge Family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-11 published
CERCONE, Amelia (DISALLE) (24 June 1928-9 January 2007)
Beloved wife of the late Francesco CERCONE (both from Pacentro, Italy), passed away peacefully at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care (Marian Villa). She will be sadly missed by her son, Philip and her daughter-in-law, Colleen GRAY/GREY- CERCONE and her grandchildren Daniel and Jonathan. She will also be sadly missed by her other son Marcel and her two grandchildren Michelle and Michael and their mother Cheryl CERCONE. Also left to mourn her passing are her brothers, Attilio and Albert DISALLE, their wives, Lillian and Kathy, her brother-in-law Julio CERCONE and his wife Josephine, her sister-in-law, Dora PISCOPO and her husband, Frank PISCOPO, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. She was also predeceased by her brother Aldo DISALLE and her brother-in-law, Olivio CERCONE. Throughout Amelia's illness many loyal Friends and relatives were a constant source of support and companionship for this sweet and giving person. Her case manager, Chris BORDENE, her physician, Doctor Marie BOLDT, her Victorian Order of Nurses nurse, Carol WATSON, and numerous Victorian Order of Nurses nurses and support workers, as well as personnel at the London Health Science Centre's Cancer Clinic and Palliative Care, all attended to her needs with great compassion and respect. Visitation will be held at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday evening from 7-9 o'clock and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Immaculate Church, 1980 Trafalgar Street, on Saturday morning 13 January at 10: 30 o'clock. Interment in Saint Peter's Cemetery to follow. Prayers Friday evening at 8: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations could be made to the charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
WATSON, Robert William
68, resident of Whitney, Ontario passed away at The Barry's Bay Hospital, December 12, 2006 after a short illness. Born in Dresden, Ontario, son of Irene WATSON of Saint Thomas and the late William F. WATSON (1992.) Bob is survived by his four children Wanda and her husband Michael CHAPESKIE, Wendy and Joy WATSON all of Whitney and Warren and his wife Colleen of Barry's Bay. Also survived by five grandchildren Darian, Hailey and Tanner WATSON and Westley and Whitney CHAPESKIE. Bob will be missed by his brother Fred WATSON and wife Karen of Saint Thomas, sisters Catherine of Saint Thomas, Ruth and husband Bill MANCHESTER of Aylmer, Mary and husband Nick SARIS of Springfield. Bob was retired from Algonquin Provincial Park where he had worked for over 30 years. A memorial service was held in Whitney, December 17, 2006 and cremation has taken place.

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WATSON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-18 published
Algonquin Park two-car crash kills woman, 45
By Canadian Press, Sat., August 18, 2007
Whitney -- A 45-year-old St. Catharines woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Provincial police say the collision occurred late Thursday afternoon on Highway 60, about 13 kilometres inside the park's east gate.
The dead woman is Monica Carol WATSON. Her 40-year-old husband, Joseph WATSON, was injured, but was released from hospital this morning.
The second driver, 40-year-old Vikas GUPTA of Toronto, and his son were not injured.

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WATSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-21 published
WATSON, Dianne Phyllis
Passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on Friday November 16, 2007 at her home in Wasaga Beach at the age of 70. Dianne, loving mother of Susan WATSON, Laura WATSON, Jay WATSON and the late Michael WATSON. Dear grandmother of Tyler and Mat. Sister of John MILLER and the late Vincent MILLER. Dianne battled cancer for over 25 years and through it all she kept her witty and wonderful sense of humour. Her family wish to thank the Oncology Dept. at Royal Victoria Hospital, the Personal Support Workers, Nurses who cared for her at home, Doctor NOVAK and a special thank you to her dear friend Darlene McCONNEL. Friends may gather on Saturday November 24, 2007 from 1-3 p.m. at Mr. Sizzles Restaurant, 627 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (east of Zoo Park Rd.). For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach Chapel, Page 17

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-01 published
WATSON, Theresa Melanie (formerly PASKARUK, née TOPOLNYCKY)
Passed away December 29th, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the company of close family and Friends. She was predeceased by her parents Hryhory and Katrina, her sisters Eva and Ksenia and brothers Peter and Mark, her daughter Dianne (Tamara DENBERG) and her second husband Doctor W.E. WATSON. Her memory will be cherished by her son Gregory PASKARUK, his wife Linda and their children Katia, Mykola and Laryssa; her stepson David WATSON and his wife Geri and their daughter Lyndsay; daughter Sylvia DOROSH and her husband Michael MATTHEWS; her first husband Vasily G. PASKARUK her sisters Sonia and Effie and cousins in Alberta and the many Friends she made with her ready wit and smile, especially Dina. Many thanks to the staff of the Critical Care Unit, especially nurses Sue and Jennifer, for their care and kindness. Vichnaja Pamjat Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral service to be held on Thursday, January 4th at 1: 00 p.m. at St. Theodore of Canterbury Anglican Church, Willowdale. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Condolences - www.rskane.ca R.S. Kane 416.221.1159

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-28 published
JOSLIN, A.E. "Jack"
Passed away at the Trillium Health Centre on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the age of 85. Beloved husband for 56 years of Anne. Loving father of Mary Anne, Elizabeth, Frances and Janet and dear grandfather of David, Anne-Marie, Katie, Jessica, Aaryn, Sarah, Rebecca and Emily. Survived by his sisters Madeline WATSON and Shirley ANKER. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church United, 1700 Mazo Crescent, Mississauga (Clarkson Rd. and Truscott). Visitation will begin at the church at 12: 30 p.m. A reception at the church will immediately follow the service. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-09 published
LANDER, Elizabeth
Peacefully at Hill House Hospice on Friday, June 8, 2007 in her 74th year. Devoted mother of Kathryn BEET, Alexandra WATSON and Amanda GOERZEN and their partners Paul, J. and Anthony. Loving grandma of Jonah, Chas, Frances, Amanda, Adrian, Mia, Dana and Lily. Ever-constant and valued presence in the life of her sister Maryjean STONE, her husband Peter; special aunt to their children Jonathan and Caitlin and great aunt to Nathan. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her dearest friend and partner Alison RIEGER and their dog, Buffy. She will be fondly remembered by the many students, Friends and colleagues whom she met over her thirty years at York University. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, North York (2 lights south of Steeles) on Wednesday, June 13th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Jerrett Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14th at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 4A1.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
HODKINSON, John Stanley
Peacefully at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Beth" HODKINSON (née SPRING.) Loving father of John HODKINSON and his partner Vanda of Toronto, Spring WATSON of Orillia, June WRIGHT and her husband Tod of Burlington, Anne WAGGONER of Orillia and Lisa DIETZ and her husband Bob of Milwaukee. Cherished Grandfather of eleven grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Sidney HODKINSON. A Memorial Service will be held at Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive (at Rossmore), Burlington on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 3 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington (905-632-3333). If desired, expressions of sympathy to Port Nelson United Church or the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-22 published
SPENCE, Miriam
Passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 20, 2007 at York Central Hospital in her 86th year. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Betty SPENCE, cousin Jean WATSON, nieces and nephews Wendy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Don), Deb MAARHUIS (Marty), Rick HAYES, Jan WAINRIGHT (Vic), Sue CHERY (Brian), Bruce SPENCE and David SPENCE (Ami.) " Auntie Mir" will be fondly remembered by her great nieces and nephews Rebecca, Ryan, Mark, Lesley, Chris, Kevin, Jeff, Jon, Shawn, Lisa and Jamie. Predeceased by her siblings Malcolm, Phylis, Bob, Elspeth, Catherine and Keith. Miriam taught for over 30 years, mostly in North York and was a member of R.T.O./ R.W.T.O. She leaves behind a network of wonderful and caring Friends who will miss her dearly. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St. south of Steeles, at Goulding) on Monday June 25, 2007 at 10 a.m. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Drummond Hill Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or A.L.S. Society.
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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
GREGUS, Walter Joseph, D.D.S.
Walter passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, June 22, 2007 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Helen. Much loved and devoted father of Patricia (Greg) GILLIS, Paul, Joanne, Sandra (George) POSTALIAN, Marilyn (Dave) IPPOLITO, Michael and William (Sue). Proud grandfather of Matthew, Michael, Catherine, Adam, Brian, Tyler, Sean, Greg, Leah, Jack and Julia. He will be fondly remembered by his sisters Mary WATSON and Betty MARSHALL and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Josephine BURBIDGE. Walter served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2. He practiced dentistry in Hamilton for 37 years and was a past president of the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry. Following a debilitating stroke in 1989 Walter returned with courage and determination to lead a full life and enjoy his passions - golf, gardening and bridge and poker games with his Friends. A quiet hero has gone to heaven. Family will receive Friends for visitation at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers at 8: 30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church (50 Brucedale Ave East, Hamilton) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-29 published
BEHAN, Edward
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Humber River Regional Hospital-Church Site. Born on February 19, 1926 in Pembroke, Ontario. Loving father of David and his wife Ellie and Terry and her husband Robb WATSON. Dear Granddad of Chris and Paul. Brother of Bill, Bob and his wife Eilleen, John and his wife Trudy and Allan. Predeceased by his wife Audrey, and parents William F. BEHAN and Clorinda REGIMBAL. He was a long time employee of A.E. Ames and The Maple Leaf Gardens. By Edward's request there will be no visitation. A memorial mass will take place 2: 30 p.m. on Tuesday July 3rd 2007 at the Ward Funeral Home 2035 Weston Rd. (North of Lawrence Ave.) Weston. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Capuchins, St. Theresa Missionary Centre (4387 De L'Esplanade Ave., Montreal Québec, H2W 1T3), or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-04 published
GOODAIRE, Edgar George (1911-2007)
Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Whitby on July 2, 2007, in his 97th year. Only son of Mary (née WATSON) and George GOODAIRE. Leaving to mourn are his dear wife of 65 years, Winnifred (nee SPRINGETT,) two sons Edgar and David (Pamela,) two grand_sons, Timothy (Sarah) and Mark (Annie) and one dearly loved great-granddaughter Sydney Christina GOODAIRE. Observing their small child play the piano by the hour on a dressing table, Edgar's parents spent a large part of their savings on a piano. That, and the organ were Edgar's life for the next 90 years entertaining countless people as a concert pianist, Church organist at St. Andrew's United Church, Bloor Street for 50 years, pianist for service clubs and Masonic lodges including West Toronto Kiwanis and Downtown Toronto Rotary Club for 60 years (a Paul Harris fellow) and the University Skating Club for many years. His ability to sit down at a piano and play for hours without a note of music amazed everyone who knew him. He was a humble, sensitive, loving man with an infectious laugh, who never raised his voice or was ever seen angry. The perfect father he was genuinely loved by all who knew him, he will be greatly missed. A special thanks to the caring supportive staff at Lakeridge Health Whitby. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at the Anglican Church of St. Clement's, Eglinton (Duplex Avenue at Briar Hill). Reception in the church to follow. Arrangements in the care of the Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, (416) 488-1101.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
COXON, Howard Woodrow
Howard died peacefully in his sleep at the family farm, in his 92nd year, on Sunday, July 8th, 2007. Pre-deceased by his wife Paula, loving father to Marcus, Brian, Graeme and Carol. Father-in-law to Jonna and Bruce and grandfather to Sara-Katherine, Hanna, Sam, William and Nicholas. Loving brother to Jean Richmond WATSON and brother-in-law to Margot and Roberto GUALTIERI and uncle to Eric, Inger and Domenic. Loving partner to Helga GODDARD. Howard was very connected to his roots in Mexico, where he was born, in Tampico, in 1915. Returning with his parents to England, Howard went on to receive an M.A. in History from Cambridge. Howard left the United Kingdom after World War 2, having served in the Royal Air Force as Squadron Leader, and with a spirit of adventure, arrived in Ottawa, where he married Paula PETERS in 1950. Finding Canada exciting and full of promise, Howard began his career with Imperial Oil Ltd. in Toronto, and subsequently moved to British Columbia, where he encountered some of the greatest challenges of his career. Howard moved back to Toronto, and then to New York City in 1967, where he worked as Deputy Vice President of Marketing, Exxon Corporation, until his retirement in 1975. In 1979, Howard and Paula settled in Northumberland County, Ontario, on the farm chosen by Paula to be the family gathering point and base for their many travels in retirement. A man of great integrity, his wisdom, constancy, patience, and commitment will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved him. A remembrance gathering for Howard was held at the farm on July 12th. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
WILLIAMS, Isabel McLintock (née WATSON)
Age 92, died peacefully with courage and dignity at Briton house, Toronto on Sunday, 15 July. Beloved wife of the late Lionel WILLIAMS, mother of Richard WILLIAMS of Barbados and Barbara SEAGRAM of Toronto, grandmother of Heather, Alana, Christopher and Penny and great-grandmother of Justin. Isabel was born on 15th June, 1915, the second child to Major and Mrs. Robert WATSON of Quebec. She grew up with her three brothers, Douglas, Robert and Ronald in the province of Quebec and the family moved to Barbados where her father, Major WATSON opened the Bank of Commerce in 1923. The WATSONs then returned to Canada in 1928 where Isabel completed her schooling. It was in 1942 that she met Lionel WILLIAMS of Barbados after he visited her family in Montreal and after a whirlwind romance they were married in July 1943 in Barbados. When Lionel returned to the island from military service in World War 2, Isabel had their two children, Richard and Barbara and the family continued their life in Barbados where Lionel was a professional engineer in the sugar industry. Like her father before her, Isabel loved to entertain and she will be fondly remembered by her family and her many Friends for her engaging personality and positive outlook while her homes at Canbar and Calm Waters in Barbados were known for their warmth and generous hospitality. Isabel loved her garden and was an active member of the Garden Circle in Barbados. In later years, Lionel and Isabel enjoyed their life between Florida and Toronto and after Lionel died in 1986, she spent her winters in Barbados and summers in Toronto. She came to love the game of Bridge and became a constant presence at the Kate Buckman Bridge Studio where she will be fondly remembered by her many Friends. Funeral: Wednesday, 18 July at the Murray Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant at 10 a.m. Reception follows immediately at Sweet Gallery Restaurant, 694 Mt Pleasant (upstairs) If desired, donations may be made in her memory to Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-23 published
She was a Toronto softball slugger who starred in a league of her own
Gifted infielder, endowed with glamour and a smattering of experience on stage, became a key player for the Chicago Chicks of the National Girls Baseball League
By Tom HAWTHORN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Victoria -- Peggy WILSON's hitting prowess made her a terror on Toronto's softball sandlots. At age 16, the slugging infielder helped lead her team to the finals of the 1945 world softball championships and went on to play professionally in the United States.
At a time when women had few opportunities to earn pay for their athletic skills, she won a roster spot as two competing leagues battled for supremacy in the American Midwest. As it turned out, television killed attendance at minor-league sporting events and those few jobs for professional female athletes all but disappeared.
The infielder brought an athletic grace and a certain glamour to the diamond. Her flowing hair, full lips and deep-set eyes could just as easily have won her a spot on a Hollywood backlot as on a softball sandlot.
Though fortunate to be an athletic pioneer, she would suffer more than her share of heartbreak and tragedy.
Margaret Merla Eleanor WILSON was born in Toronto to a father who was an engineer and a sergeant in the Grenadier Guards. Francis Cyril (Frank) WILSON married Dorothy (Dolly) Catherine WATSON five days before Valentine's Day in 1928. Their daughter arrived 11 months later. Mr. WILSON led an apparent life of propriety for many years before suddenly abandoning the family. In seeking financial support, his wife took him to court, where, to her surprise, he was exposed as a bigamist. Their marriage licence was entered into proceedings under the tag "Exhibit A."
Dolly WILSON was the oldest of 10 children. The boys worked for the family business, Watson Movers, out of the family home at 281 Rhodes Ave., while the girls worked on stage, though the traditional theatre was not their milieu. The Watson Sisters crisscrossed the continent in the 1920s with such travelling revues as Plunkett Productions. Dolly was also an acclaimed snake dancer. By age 10, Peggy WILSON was accompanying her mother onstage as a bongo player.
The public performances perhaps made it easier for her to handle the pressure of playing softball as a young girl. Her photograph appeared in a Toronto newspaper in 1941, when the 12-year-old led her team to a championship in a league for under-18 girls. She played for Areadians of the Danforth league and Malverns of the Beaches league, often at the old Sunnyside stadium near Broadview Avenue and Queen Street. She was a star by age 14 playing against older women as a second baseman for the Staffords.
While mature on the diamond, she possessed an innocence away from it. Globe sports columnist Bobbie ROSENFELD recounted an incident when riding a bus back from a game at Malton, Ontario, when young Peggy engaged a gentleman beside her in conversation.
"Are you interested in softball?" the girl asked.
"Oh, yes, quite a bit," he replied.
"Do you go to Sunnyside often?"
"Yes, every night."
"Why? Are you connected with any team?"
"Yes, in a way," Ed BEWLEY said. "I happen to be the league president."
In the spring of 1945, she joined the Crofton Athletic Club. The powerhouse team boasted Alma WILSON (no relation) as an ace pitcher known as the Crofton Comet. The team dominated all comers in the Olympic girls' softball league, an amateur circuit based in Toronto.
In one game at Sunnyside, the Croftons embarrassed the Fuels 22-5, with Alma WILSON getting the win and Peggy WILSON banging a double and a home run.
After disposing of local challengers, the Croftons travelled to Cleveland for a world championship tournament. They downed the dogged Utah Lassies 5-2, slipped past the Gastonia (N.C.) Rex Hanovers 1-0 and then shut out a team from Stamford, Connecticut., 2-0. The victories earned a berth in the finals against a favoured New Orleans team.
The Jax Maids were led by Nina (Tiger) Korgan, a Nebraskan known as the Babe Didrikson of softball. She surrendered just two singles to the Toronto batters, as the Maids won 5-0 to claim their third world title in four years.
The Croftons' exposure in the United States caught the attention of scouts from competing leagues of women baseball players. A bird dog from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - a circuit portrayed in the 1992 Hollywood movie A League of Their Own - came to Toronto armed with professional contracts. Instead, Peggy WILSON and the pitcher Alma WILSON ended up signing with the Chicago Chicks of the rival National Girls Baseball League.
The Chicago-based loop maintained softball's shorter base paths and underhanded pitching, even while playing with a smaller ball than a regulation softball. (The All-American league adopted baseball rules for a circuit based in mid-sized Midwestern cities.)
The novelty of pro female athletes attracted good crowds in the years following the end of the Second World War. A photo of Peggy WILSON appeared in one publication with the headline: "Snappy flysnatchers and shapely eye-catchers, gal softballers draw fans."
The infielder returned to Toronto at the end of the season, later playing for the Sherrins of the East Toronto league. After marrying a tool-and-dye man named George JOHNSTONE, the local daily newspapers began carrying accounts of a now-veteran player named Peggy JOHNSTONE.
In 1952, she moved to Bayview, New York outside Rochester, where she earned $125 a week to play for a team called Van's TNT Girls. The coach was Roy Van Graflan, a former umpire who was behind the plate when Babe Ruth made his famous "called shot" gesture in the 1932 World Series.
The coach was an expert at spotting female sporting talent. His own baseball career began as a pitcher on a team known as the Van Graflans, which featured his seven brothers and father. In the baseball off-season, the moonlighting umpire coached women's basketball teams, with his barnstorming Filaret side winning 553 games of 565 played from 1933 through 1949.
In July, 1953, the TNT Girls came to Toronto to play a televised exhibition against Mrs. JOHNSTONE's old rivals, the Gartens of the East Toronto league. On his way to the ball park, the car in which the coach was a passenger rear-ended a truck on Gerrard Street. The coach's head cracked the windshield, yet he refused to be taken to hospital. He managed just two innings at the game before calling it a night. He was driven home to Rochester and died some weeks later. He was 59.
Sadly, the unexpected death of a beloved coach in an automobile accident was but one of several tragedies to be endured by Peggy WILSON. Her aunt, Eleanor (WATSON) HENDERSON, a circus trouper, was killed with four others in a fiery collision on the Trans-Canada Highway outside Hearst, Ontario A son, aged 16, was killed by a drunk driver. She would also outlive two husbands, including one who died of a brain tumour only a few years after they married.
After hanging up her glove and cleats, she lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, spending more than 30 years aiding the ladies auxiliary of a fraternal organization. She rarely spoke of her time on the diamond, although her obvious talent at the plate - on display during pickup games at family picnics - never failed to surprise male observers.
Margaret DOUCETTE (née WILSON, formerly JOHNSTONE and CAESAR) was born on January 10, 1929, in Toronto. She died of lung cancer on May 17 in Palm Bay, Florida She was 78. She leaves a daughter, three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by two husbands and two sons. A first marriage ended in divorce.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-13 published
WATSON, Evelyn May
(Resident of The Donway Place)
Peacefully, at Toronto East General Hospital, on Thursday, August 9, 2007. Evelyn, in her 100th year, beloved wife of the late Kenneth WATSON, O.B.E. Dear sister of the late Helen MEIN, Milly GALLAGHER, Kay LAFONTAINE and Dorothy GALLAGHER. Loving aunt of Pat, Sharon and Donna. She will be remembered by her many great-nieces and nephews and their children. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 12 noon until the service in the chapel on Monday, August 13 at one o'clock. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 20 Holly Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3B1 would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-14 published
WATSON, Robert " Bob" Henry, B.A., LL.B., Q.C.
In his 82nd year, passed away peacefully on August 13th, 2007 at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of fifty-five years to Islay (née PATTERSON) and loving father of Ann WATSON (Malcolm LAWRIE), Rosie WATSON (Bruce GANDOSSI) and Ian WATSON (Sabrina FRITTENBURG.) Devoted and proud grandfather of Kate, Ian and Tara TRETHEWEY, Sarah LAWRIE and Robbie WATSON. Born to Mel and Ella WATSON in Peel County on the family fruit farm at Dixie Road and the Queen Elizabeth Way, he and his two brothers Ross (deceased) and Sidney (killed in action World War 2) were the fifth generation to farm in the then Township of Toronto. He attended Port Credit High School, Albert College in Belleville and thereafter Osgoode Hall Law School. After graduating in 1954, Bob practised law first in Port Credit for 32 years with the firm last known as Jackson, Watson, Gillespie and Lane, and thereafter for 5 years as Senior Counsel with Keyser, Mason, Ball and Lewis. He was appointed a Q.C. in 1967 and is a past president of the Peel Law Association. Bob was actively involved in the Rotary Clubs of Cooksville and Mississauga and became District Governor of Rotary International 707 in 1973-74. After his retirement in 1991 to both Milton and Collingwood, he continued to be active in Probus. He was awarded the Rotary Foundation Award for Meritorious Service and was made a Paul Harris Fellow. Bob was also a long time member of the Bethesda and Cooksville United Churches and was a chairman of the Halton Peel United Extension Council. At the time of his death he was a member of the Collingwood First Presbyterian Church. Bob was a past director of the Peel United Way, and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Mississauga Symphony. Bob enjoyed many activities. He was a member of the Port Credit Yacht Club, Muskoka Lakes Association, where his family had a cottage on an island in Lake Muskoka for many years, Craigleith Ski Club, as well as the Mississaugua, Trafalgar, Blue Mountain and Plantation (Florida) Golf and Country Clubs. He is a past president of the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club and was a founder and past president of the Trafalgar Golf and Country Club in Milton. He enjoyed golf, bridge, boating, skiing, photography, genealogy and spending time on his computer. He was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. Bob's cup was always half full and he died peacefully with a strong faith. There was never a man so much loved by his family and Friends. Ann and Ian would like to thank their mother and sister Rosie for the homecare that they provided to him in the last days of his life. His many Friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration of his life at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street, Collingwood, on Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m., reception to follow at Craigleith Ski Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated by the family. The family invites Friends and family to sign the online guestbook by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
GEORGE, Dorothy F. (née WATSON)
Unexpectedly, with her family by her side, on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital in her 88th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving and devoted mother to Ann DU PONT (Ron), David (Louise) and Peter (Bonnie). She will be lovingly remembered by her 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and sister Melba GALLIVAN. Predeceased by her brother Orville and sister Joan. Greatly admired and respected by relatives and Friends. She will be sadly missed but always remembered. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy. 10 north of Queen Elizabeth Way), Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 409 Markland Drive (at Bloor Street), Etobicoke. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Arthritis Society or the charity of your choice.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-03 published
WATSON, Elizabeth " Liz" (1942-2007)
It is with great sadness that the family and Friends of Liz announce that she passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2007. We are all so proud of her valiant battle with cancer but the time has come for her to rest, and to finally be at peace. She loved her family, she loved her animals and she loved her Life! Beloved wife and mother of the late Bryan and the late Jay WATSON. She will be greatly missed by Gayle, nieces Andrea and Jeannie and their families. She will be especially missed by her many Friends and former students at Mentor College. Liz was a wonderful, caring and gifted teacher who loved and motivated her students. Although art was a large part of her life she also enjoyed music and travelling, and riding her horse Roger. She was an inspirational leader in the many charity projects she created and directed. We wish to thank the oncology unit at the Trillium Mississauga Hospital and the caring and compassionate staff at the Ian Anderson House for palliative care.
A Celebration of Liz's life will take place at Mentor College, 40 Forest Avenue, Mississauga, on Sunday, September 16th, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made in Liz's honour to either the "Free the Children" charity or to the Ian Anderson House in Oakville.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
DEMAINE, Jessie Bissell (née RICE)
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, September 30, 2007 in her 96th year. Jessie RICE, wife of the late Frank H. DEMAINE. Jessie will be missed and always loved by her son Greg. Dear sister of Pearl BERNARD, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. and fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 4, 1912. The daughter of the late Annie Miller BISSELL, and Rev. Daniel Gregor RICE. Predeceased by her sisters May (Mrs. J. RUSSELL, Toronto), Nancy (Mrs. W. WATSON, Prince Albert) and brothers Bruce RICE (Red Deer,) and Greg RICE (Regina.)
The family will receive Friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Main Street, Odessa 613-286-7373, to celebrate her life on Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 3-5 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice.
Memory is Life's Sweetest Gift"

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-22 published
HUESTON, Arthur MacDiarmid
At his residence on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Arthur MacDiarmid HUESTON of Aylmer died peacefully in his sleep of old age in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Lois (FERGUSON) HUESTON (1993.) Dear father of Jane HUESTON of Ottawa, John HUESTON and his wife Karen of Aylmer and Joan HUESTON of Windsor. Loved by grandchildren Brett, Renée and Eric HUESTON of Aylmer. Brother of Edward HUESTON of London and the late Margaret WATSON and William HUESTON.
Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on April 28, 1915, son of the late Henry and Edith HUESTON. Arthur was the owner of The Aylmer Express, among the few independent publishers left in southwestern Ontario. He came to Aylmer in 1947 and was an active member of the community. He was a past member of the Sarnia Kinsmen Club, past president of the Aylmer Rotary Club, a former member of Aylmer Town Council. He was a founding director of Pleasant Valley Golf Club. He was a member of Col. Talbot Branch #81 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Aylmer. Mr. HUESTON was a veteran of the Second Great War, a lieutenant with the Essex Scottish Regiment in their raid on Dieppe. He spent the remainder of the war in a prisoner of war camp at Eichstadt, Germany.
Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. The Rev. Adele MILES of Trinity Anglican Church and Archdeacon Ronald MATTHEWMAN officiating. Donation to the Aylmer Corner Cupboard would be appreciated. Burial of the ashes at the family plot at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
AITKEN, Irene Joyce
Passed away peacefully after a full life on October 19, 2007 at the age of 97. Predeceased by her devoted husband, William, in 2005. Dear mother of Donald AITKEN (Marianne,) Judy CAMERON (Brian) and Nancy LEONARD (George.) Very proud grandmother of Suzanne ARENDSE (Roy), Carolyn WATSON (Tom), Michael CAMERON (Danette,) Kevin CAMERON, Jennifer GRIFFITHS (Mattthew,) Stephen LEONARD (Sonia) and Matthew LEONARD (Heather.) Loving great-grandmother of 14. The family will receive Friends at Leaside United Church on October 25 at 10: 30 to 11:30 for visitation. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11: 30. A reception at the church will follow the service. The family would like to thank the staff on 3W at the Meighan Manor who cared for her with kindness and dignity for the last few years. We would also like to extend our thanks to Frances of Home Care with Care and her 3 special people, Cherma, Merlita and Marilyn who gave ongoing support and comfort to our mother. If desired, memorial donations to the Salvation Army Meighan Manor, 155 Millwood Rd. M4S 1J6 would be appreciated by the family.

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
STENASON, Letty Trant (née WATSON)
At the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, following a long battle with emphysema. Letty was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 11, 1930 to David and Mae WATSON. She was predeceased by her husband Walter John STENASON, as well as her brother Ian and her sisters Alice and Margaret.
Survived by her three sons, David (Cheryl), Robert and William (Lisa); five grandchildren, Thomas, Suzanne, David, Lauren and Lindsay.
Letty was educated at Victoria College and McGill University, and worked diligently as a nurse in both British Columbia and Massachusetts prior to raising a family. A long time resident of Montreal and Calgary, Letty greatly enjoyed her retirement years in Victoria.
Family and Friends will celebrate Letty's life at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria at 10: 00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2007. Donations made to the Canadian Lung Association, www.lung.ca in Letty's memory would be appreciated. Condolences can be sent to www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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WATSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-08 published
ALCOCK, Vernon
Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 at the age of 61 years. Beloved husband for 37 years to Linda. Loving father of Geoffrey (Tanya) ALCOCK and Jane ALCOCK. Dear brother of Mary (and the late Larry) WATSON and Jim (Karen) ALCOCK. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Ruth (née NELSON) ALCOCK as well as by one brother, Bert ALCOCK. He is also survived by 21 nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Central Butte, Saskatchewan and later attended McGill University. Vernon loved spending time at the family cottage at Lake of Bays, traveling to many different destinations with his wife Linda and enjoyed spending time with his family and Friends. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing tennis. He served as a volunteer on Boards and also participated in his children's sports teams and community groups. Service will be held at Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Friday, November 9th at six o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Scholarship Fund at McGill University, c/o Carmelina Dilorenzo, Donation and Record Services, Development, Alumni and University Relations, 1430 Rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3T3. Please make cheques payable to McGill University 'In Memory of the late Vernon ALCOCK.' Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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