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ASH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-20 published
LAWRENCE, Kathleen Patricia
Mediator, traveller, nature enthusiast, cat aficionado, devoted partner. Born January 11, 1951, in Ottawa. Died July 16 in Toronto of cancer, aged 56.
By Shirley ASH, Page L8
Life is a gift, and sometimes we're given other wonderful gifts such as Kathleen. She shared her wit, wisdom, depth and compassion.
Her life was lived around the globe - Kingston, Toronto, Gimli, Manitoba, Rochester, New York Germany, England and Ireland.
After completing a bachelor of arts degree in Ottawa and at Queen's University, she earned a master's degree in education at the University of Toronto.
Kathleen's early career involved working with disturbed children in residential care. Most recently, she was a mediator with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
"Activist" would be too strong a term for someone quiet and modest whose listening skills and calm demeanour stood out.
Kathleen's easygoing nature could be a challenge, however, dallying when others had time restraints. She perpetually seemed to be running behind.
Fond memories were "anything linked to a sense of freedom, adventure and wonder."
From gardening to tennis, yard sales to rollerblading, art lessons to cycling, she was passionate about life.
When living on her own, she would stop at yard sale after yard sale until forced to drive home with her car laden down.
This led to quite an accumulation of treasures, and many might have viewed her home as that of a pack rat.
She never hesitated to be silly. She told me about a yard sale purchase of two chairs. "I got them for a song… but I also had to pay $10." I responded: "Do you think you might have gotten them for $5 if you hadn't sung?"
Kathleen was devoted to her cats, Ben and Mookie. She could be accused of overindulging them, as they were often treated to choice cuts of meat served on china dishes.
Her favourite colour was yellow - a colour associated with someone who is active, involved, spontaneous, interesting and warm - appropriate for Kathleen, who took time to listen.
Kathleen met her partner, Majda, when a rollerblading tumble sent her in search of a chiropractor. She wished they had met sooner. She cherished the lifelong closeness she shared with her siblings, and the early deaths of her brother Michael and sister Maureen were unbearable losses.
She asked me to write a eulogy for her funeral, which I gladly agreed to do as long as someone else would do the reading. "Well, maybe you could sing!" she chuckled. Her sense of humour did not falter throughout her illness.
Co-workers spoke of her sense of justice and her ethics. Kathleen is remembered by her family as its heart, a woman who lived her life with great energy and gentle appreciation for all she encountered.
Shirley ASH is Kathleen's friend.

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ASHBRIDGE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
SHORT, Charles Edward, B.Comm., C.A.
Passed away peacefully at his home in Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 22, 2007. Born in Toronto on August 8, 1934 to Charles Henry SHORT (Richard SHORT, Lilly ASHBRIDGE) and Myrtle Jane ANDREWS (William George ANDREWS, Cicely WILKINSON). He is survived by his wife Cheryl Anne MacKINNON; his daughter, Carol Jane BLOOR (Don) of Calgary, Alberta; his sons, Edward Andrew George (Sandra) of Ottawa, Ontario, and Charles Stewart of Calgary, Alberta his step-daughter, Ashley Margaret Campbell MORRISON of Fredericton, New Brunswick; eight grandchildren, Corey, Alex and Chris of Calgary, Jamie, Penny, Erin and Harry of Ottawa and Eska of Calgary and his much loved little terriers Willie, Meggie and Robbie of Fredericton. Mr. Short graduated from the University of Toronto in 1957 with a B.Comm. He joined Touche Ross in 1957 and received his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1960. He spent the majority of his career in Saint John and Fredericton, New Brunswick establishing his own private practice in 1987. Mr. Short retired from practice in 2005 due to failing health. As sponsor and treasurer of many charities and organizations, he gave freely of himself to his community. His family remembers him as a kind, gentle and loving person, very proud of his family and having an abundance of knowledge, intelligence and goodwill. A memorial service will be held at St Paul's United Church, Fredericton, New Brunswick, on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made to the Charles Edward Short Commerce Scholarship, at the University of Toronto c/o Christie Darville, Faculty of Arts and Science, 100 St. George Street, Suite 2032, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of McAdam's Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick. (506) 458-9170 www.mcadamsfh.com.

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ASHBURY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-28 published
TIPPING, Roy
Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Roy TIPPING of Owen Sound in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Eunice (née WEIR.) Dear father of Tracey and her husband Jim BECKERTON of Elliot Lake, Lisa and her husband Frank JANSSEN of Waterdown, Sheldon LEONARD and his wife Wendy of Fordwich, Debra LEONARD and her husband Rick ASHBURY, Denise and her husband Carl COURT, Robert LEONARD and his wife Fiona and Lanny McMURRAY all of Owen Sound. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren. Also survived by his brother John and his wife Rose of Shallow Lake and his many nieces and extended family. A Celebration of Roy's Life will be conducted in the chapel of the Tannahill Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock with visiting from 12 noon until service time. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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ASHBY 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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ASHCROFT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-05 published
KIRK, Beatrice Matilda (née MOULTON)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday morning, January 4, 2007 in her 88th year, Beatrice Matilda KIRK (née MOULTON,) the beloved wife of the late Elmer Duncan KIRK. The loving mother of Betty Lou (Mrs. Bruce HOWLETT,) Anne and her husband Douglas ASHCROFT, David KIRK and Paul KIRK and his wife Susan. Grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary (Mrs. Roy HERSHBERGER.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Mervyn MOULTON and by two sisters Dorothy (Mrs. Mac BUDGE) and Jean (Mrs. Ivan DOWNEY.) Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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ASHCROFT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-09 published
KIRK, Beatrice
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday morning, January 4, 2007. In her 89th year, Beatrice Matilda KIRK (née MERVYN,) the beloved wife of the late Elmer Duncan KIRK. The loving mother of Betty Lou (Mrs. Bruce HOWLETT,) Anne and her husband Douglas ASHCROFT, David KIRK and Paul KIRK and his wife Susan. Grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary (Mrs. Roy HERSHBERGER.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Moulton MERVYN and by two sisters Dorothy (Mrs. Mac BUDGE) and Jean (Mrs. Ivan DOWNEY.) Friends called at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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ASHCROFT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-17 published
KIRK, David James
Peacefully, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007. David James KIRK, of Owen Sound, in his 61st year. Husband of Mary Lou KIRK (née McMINN.) Dear father of Tina HALL, and her husband Wayne, and Natasha KIRK, both of Owen Sound. Loving grandfather of Cole HALL and Jessica KIRK. Dear brother of Betty Lou (Mrs. Bruce HOWLETT,) Anne ASHCROFT, and her husband, Douglas, Paul KIRK, and his wife, Susan. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Beatrice KIRK. A family graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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ASHCROFT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
WORDEN, Christopher (1977-2007)
Tragically, in the line of duty, in Hay River, Northwest Territories, on October 6, 2007 at the age of 30; dear husband and best friend of Jodie and loving father of his precious Alexis, beloved son of John and Mary Ann WORDEN and brother of Cathy, Michael and Peter. Son-in-law of John and Mary LAMERS, godson of Wayne and Georgette HOLMDEN, godfather of Mason ASHCROFT, brother-in-law of Sandy (Brent), Carrie (Brian) and Deb (Curtis). He will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, Friends and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members. The family will receive relatives and Friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 Saint_Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Saturday, October 13, from 5-8 p.m. and on Sunday October 14, from 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, on Monday October 15 at 1: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations for a trust fund that is set up for Alexis can be made at any Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce branch, account number 2784033 transit 03192 or to Wilfred Laurier University Chris Worden Memorial Fund www.wlu.ca/giving would be appreciated. Donations and condolences may be made at: www.heritagefh.ca Heritage Funeral Home 613-830-2305

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ASHKANASE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-26 published
KLEIN, Rodney George Tschernoff
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars
Sears Canada Manager 1965-1987
It is with much sadness that we announce that Rod passed away on July 24, 2007, in his 85th year, after a brief illness. Loving husband and cherished companion of Helen KLEIN (née BLAIR.) Dear brother of Nadia Mahoney ASHKANASE and brother-in- law of Ena CLYNE. Very proud father of four children who he admired and loved with all his heart: Leslie (Rick COATES,) Steve (Cathy RYAN,) Randy (Deborah GRIEVE) and Robin. Generous and caring Grampa to six grandchildren: Kelly, Richard, Nikki, Alex, Caitlin and Jennifer. Rod joined the Hussars in 1939 and served Canada with distinction until 1945. A Belleville resident since 1978, he was the much respected Operating Superintendent of Sears in Quinte Mall until retirement. Member of the Belleville Bridge Club, Harbour Club, Oak Hills Golf Club and Belleville Sagonaska Club.
Visitation at Burke Funeral Home, 150 Church Street, Belleville, on Monday, July 30th from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Rod's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31st at Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge Street, Belleville. Special thanks to Doctor LISOWSKI and the staff on Quinte 5 for their wonderful care. Donations in Rod's memory can be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation -- Palliative Care, or to The Juno Beach Centre (www.junobeach.org) Online condolences at
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ASHLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-04 published
The chase, the taxi and a neighbourhood in mourning
By Margaret PHILP and Omar EL AKKAD, Page A1
Toronto -- Monique and Aleisha were best Friends taking a taxi home from a relative's house in the early hours of Saturday morning. They would never know it, but they shared many mutual Friends with the 15-year-old boy racing blindly toward them in a stolen Acura being chased by two police cruisers. The three teens had even grown up in the same northwest Toronto neighbourhood.
The stolen car smashed into Monique and Aleisha's taxi at 2 a.m. on Saturday. By the time the sun came up, two of the three teens were dead and the third in hospital, clinging to life.
Friends have identified Monique McKNIGHT - a 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Toronto's Emery Collegiate Institute - as the teenager instantly killed in the collision, which took place when the stolen car crashed into two taxi cabs near the intersection of Finch and Islington in northwest Toronto.
Seated next to Ms. McKNIGHT was her best friend, 17-year-old Aleisha ASHLEY. Ms. ASHLEY was in critical condition at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre yesterday. The 15-year-old boy driving the stolen car was also taken to hospital, but died a few hours later.
Friends flocked to cyberspace to remember Ms. McKNIGHT, a girl described as a "sweetheart" who was funny and had a smile that "could light up a room."
"I couldn't believe it when I heard it. She was such a nice person she really didn't deserve to die," a friend named Vanessa said yesterday. "I just saw her and she was fine, now [she's] gone. Monique was one of the nicest people anyone could ever meet."
The 15-year-old boy who slammed into the taxis was speeding northbound in a stolen blue Acura on Islington Ave. near Finch in Etobicoke about 2 a.m. when two marked police cars, responding to a gun call, started a chase. After the collision, the teenage driver was taken to Sunnybrook, where he died from his injuries five hours later. The drivers of the two taxis escaped with minor injuries.
Friends of the 15-year-old driver described him as a social young man who grew up near the site of Saturday's accident and attended Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic High School. Many of his Friends last saw the teenager late Friday night, when he attended a prom after-party.
Because of the two deaths, 12 investigators from the province's Special Investigations Unit have taken over the case from the Toronto Police Service, whose officials remain tight-lipped. Two Toronto police officers involved in the chase are being investigated, while five others are considered witnesses: in the probe into whether police should be charged in the accident.
The deaths are rekindling debate about the wisdom of police launching high-speed chases, some of which have killed and maimed scores of innocent bystanders over the years.
In recent years, following public outcry over the deaths of people mowed down by out-of-control vehicles fleeing pursuing officers, police services across North America have adopted tougher rules governing police chases.
In Ontario, new regulations to the Police Act were passed seven years ago that compel officers to weigh the urgency of arresting a suspect against the risk to public safety of a high-speed chase.

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ASHLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
ASHLEY, Harold Wilbert
Harold passed away peacefully on Friday, December 14th, 2007 at Scarborough Grace Hospital in his 92nd year. Beloved husband and best friend of Elizabeth "Betty". Father of David (Ann) and Ralph (Betty). Proud grandfather of Laura, Brent and Ryan. The family would like to thank the Fairhaven Foundation for all their continued support. Harold was buried on Monday, December 17th and in his memory, donations to the Christadelphian Church at 728 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2M6 would be welcomed and appreciated.

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ASHORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-30 published
POULIN, Jean-Luc Alcide
With great sadness we announce the death of Jean-Luc POULIN on Saturday, July 28th, 2007, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his wife and children, at the age of 67. Jean-Luc died of complications attendant upon the treatment necessary in the very unequal struggle against a brain tumour lymphona.
Jean-Luc was a devoted husband to Linda (Lye) and loving father of Jean-Louis (Aida) and Danielle (Randy). Grandpa to Christian and Matthew TENNANT and Nicolas and Sebastien POULIN. Predeceased by his parents Lucienne TOURANGEAU (1993) and Jean-Louis POULIN (1942) and his stepfather Roland CÔTÉ (2007:) older brother and mentor of Gerard POULIN (Lorraine) Claire BOURGEOIS (deceased) (Rheo,) Jean-Noel CÔTÉ (Jeanne,) Solange (Sally) ROY (Paul,) Real CÔTÉ (Marj), Louis COTE, Louise LEBEL (Tom), Michel COTE and Micheline BRASSEUR (Reg.) Favourite uncle of at last count 52 nieces and nephews.
A teacher of French par excellence at O'Neill Collegiate, Dunbarton H.S., Eastdale Collegiate and Lahr Secondary in Lahr, Germany, Jean-Luc was also French Co-ordinator for the Durham Board for four years. In his ten-year retirement he indulged his love of fishing and the outdoors, spending many happy hours catching pickerel on Lake Scugog.
We wish to express our deepest thanks to Doctor Walter CHANG, to surgeon Doctor Mark BERNSTEIN, Doctors Cynthia MENARD and Warren MASON of Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctor Nicole DEVOST of Lakeridge Health Palliative care, naturopaths Doctor Michael SMITH, Doctor Ali RAHMANIAN, and Doctor Sam ASHORE, and to our spiritual mentor Heidi McBRATNEY.
Jean-Luc's favourite charity was St. Vincent de Paul. If you would prefer, please make donations to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
Family and Friends will be received at the Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234), for visitation on Tuesday, July 31st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 1st at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation.

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ASHTON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
BEACOCK, Hazel (née SMITH)
Of Wiarton passed away at Wiarton Hospital surrounded by her family on Friday, August 17, 2007 in her 95th year. Cherished mother of Lorna (Francis) EDMONSTONE of Sauble Beach and Diane (Geoff) EPSTEIN of Waterloo. Special grandmother of Lisa (Steve) ASHTON, Greg (Anita) EDMONSTONE, Scott (Shannon) Edmondstone, Graham EPSTEIN and Jordan EPSTEIN and great-grandmother of Tyler ASHTON and Blaise and Savana EDMONSTONE. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Clara SMITH of Lion's head as well as many nieces, nephews and her many special Friends. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Norman, parents Sarah (McARTHUR) and Patrick SMITH, brothers Alf, Charlie, Angus, Patrick (Tiny) and Bill and sisters Kathleen EBEL, Stella BRANNICK and Ellen HEPBURN. Visitation will be held at the George Funeral Home, Wiarton on Sunday, August 19, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Hazel's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice 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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ASHTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
BRYANT, Shirley G. (formerly SAUNDERS)
On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, Shirley G. BRYANT (SAUNDERS) of Longworth Long Term Care, London, on her 83rd year. Widow of Wilson (Bill) BRYANT (2002) and Sgt. Allan SAUNDERS (1944.) Predeceased by brother Stan ASHTON (1973.) Dearly loved mother of Judy YOUNG (Gerry) of London, Kathy ADAM/ADAMS and John BRYANT of London and Patricia BITE (Uldis) of Rochester, Minnesota. "Grama" will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Susan MONTGOMERY (Scott,) Sandra MOFFITT (Brent,) Erin ADAM/ADAMS, Alan ADAM/ADAMS, Anna, Julia and Marisa BITE. Great-grandchildren Kristen and Josh MONTGOMERY, Troy and Kate MOFFITT and Lorcan DUVAL will also miss their "Cookie Grama." Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Youth for Christ would be appreciated.

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ASHTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
JOHNSTON, William " Bill" C.
A resident of Chatham, William "Bill" C. JOHNSTON died at his residence on Monday, January 12, 2007 at the age of 84. Born in Aldborough Township, son of the late George O. and Mary Bell (MacPHERSON) JOHNSTON. Beloved husband of Teresa "Terry" (ASHTON) JOHNSTON for nearly 63 years. Loving father of Linda and James HENDERSON of Tilbury, Larry and Marilyn JOHNSTON of Kingston and Mary Lee JOHNSTON of Vancouver, British Columbia. Grandfather of Adriane and Matthew WAGNER, Erica and Ben HAZZARD, Scott JOHNSTON and Chantelle JOHNSTON. Great-grandfather of Miriam, Naomi and Phoebe WAGNER, Emma HARPELL and "soon to be" Baby Hazzard. Brother of Ada WYATT of Strathroy, Glenn and Nancy JOHNSTON of Keene and predeceased by Arthur, Harold, Donald, Ralph and Hector JOHNSTON. Bill retired from Ministry of Transportation of Ontario as a driver examiner in 1986. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #628, Sprucedale United Church, White Cane Club and Senior Centres in both Dresden and Chatham. He enjoyed volunteering at Thamesview Lodge for many years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Colpoy's Bay, Ontario. He and Terry wintered in Texas with their recreational vehicle for several years following retirement. His cooking prowess centred around "Bill's Dills", chilli sauce and baked beans. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Monday afternoon from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. Service at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 from the Funeral Home with Pastor Pat Milliken of Sprucedale United Church officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Aylmer at a later date. Donations, made by cheque, to Outreach for Hunger, Diabetes Association or Cancer Society appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ASHTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
POLSON, Ethel Georgina Helmer
In celebration of her life, but with deep sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of Ethel Georgina Helmer POLSON, beloved wife of 60 years to Anthony Frank (Tony); dearly loved mother of Toni (Barb) ASHTON (Mrs. Robert MORRISON,) Donald (wife, Valerie,) Rory (wife, Vicki) and Kirk; loving grandmother to Ryan, Jordan, Kara and Alex POLSON, and Meredith and Courtney ASHTON. Ethel lived a life of love, passion, hard work and charity, treasuring each and every day. A prairie girl, she joined the air-force during World War 2 where she met Tony and began a long and inspirational life of adventure and great happiness. Together, she and Tony raised a family, which included all manner of animals and birds, built a camp on One Island Lake, and volunteered in their Thunder Bay and British Columbia communities. Ethel took pleasure in golf, travel, baking, arts and crafts, and gardening. She cherished her Friends and family, always showing great affection and generosity. She fought a courageous battle with Alzheimer's with the same grace and strength that marked her life. The family wishes to thank Sunrise of Unionville, and especially the staff on the Reminiscence floor, for their wonderful care over these last few challenging months. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Toronto Humane Society. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday. A memorial service to celebrate Ethel's life will be held in the chapel on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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ASHWORTH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
HAMILTON, Rita (née HARDY) (1913-2007)
At the Montreal General Hospital on Sunday, December 9, 2007, after a mercifully brief illness 10 days before her 94th birthday. She was the beloved wife and best friend of the late Victor HAMILTON loving daughter of the late Georges HARDY and the late Hannah (WILLIAMS) HARDY. Much loved sister of the late Dorothy ASHWORTH (Bill) and the late Helen PERRY (Don.) Predeceased by nephew Wayne PERRY and sadly missed by dear niece Judith HOLST of Norway and her children; as well as caring nephews David, Tony, Peter ASHWORTH; their spouses and children. Rita took great pride in being the great-great-great-aunt of 11. Visitation will take place at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke Street West (corner of Marcil) 514-483-1870, Thursday, December 13 from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel of the funeral home at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rita's name may be made to Contractivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve West, Westmount, Québec H3Z 1L9 or to a charity of your choice.

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