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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-05-30 published
BATCHELOR, William and Hilda
In memory of our parents, William (February 21, 1991) and Hilda (June 5, 2006).
Snapshots taken with the heart
Are never lost&hellip
They become an album of
Beautiful moments that live forever.
We love and miss you.
- The Batchelor Family.
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BATCHELOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-21 published
NICHOLAS, Geraldine Jane (née McCUE)
Long time employee (43 years) at J. MacD, Thomson Ltd. Custom Broker, Toronto. Passed away November 15, 2007. Beloved daughter of the late Alice L. BATCHELOR (1990) and the late Norman H. McCUE (1977.) She will be forever loved by her sisters, Patricia and Audrey, and by her brothers, David, Peter, Paul, Mark and Allan, and by their families and by her many Friends. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Aidan Catholic Church, 3501 Finch Ave. East, Scarborough, 416-494-2704. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-17 published
FERGUSON, John Bowie
Born September 5th 1938 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Passed away peacefully at home in LaSalle, Ontario on July 14th, 2007. Loving husband of 48 years to Joan Elizabeth (BATE.) Wonderful father to Christina (Paul RUHL,) Catherine (Paul SUROWIEC,) John FERGUSON (Stephanie PAIVA) and Joanne FERGUSON (Kevin FEAGAN). He was blessed with 10 loving grandchildren Kyle, Carly, Austin, Kurtis, Jack, Emily, John, Grace, William and Nicholas. Cousin of James and Dorothy FERGUSON and family of British Columbia, as well as many extended family members. John had a life long passion for his family as well as soccer, lacrosse, hockey and horses. John earned respect in his professional hockey career as a player with the Montreal Canadiens, winning five Stanley Cups and as an executive with Team Canada '72, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Senators, and the past 11 years with the San Jose Sharks. John bred, owned and raced thoroughbred and standardbred horses throughout North America. He received many honours and accolades in his professional career and within the horse racing industry. At a very early age he demonstrated a commitment to helping those less fortunate than he. He was a generous man and was involved in many charitable organizations. John was an avid golfer and a member of the St. Charles Country Club of Winnipeg, and Essex Golf and Country Club, home to his 11th Annual John Ferguson Charity Golf Classic. Following cremation, visitation will be held at Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre, 1-800-510-9887, 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor, Ontario on Friday, July 20th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church on Saturday, July 21st at 11: 00 a.m. 330 City Hall Square, Windsor. www.FamiliesFirst.ca As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Montreal General Hospital Cardiac Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital G.U. Unit in Toronto, and/or the Windsor Regional Hospital Diagnostic Unit.
John's spirit will continue to live on in all of us whose lives he touched.

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BATEMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-10 published
BATEMAN, Leah
Who passed away October 15, 2006.
I love you, Leah.
- Ernie
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BATEMAN o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-12-05 published
BATEMAN, Bob
On December 2nd, 2007 at Sara Vista Nursing Home, Elmvale in his 81st year. Bob BATEMAN of Wasaga Beach beloved husband of the late Sylvia BATEMAN (2006.) Dear Father to Stephen BATEMAN, Toronto. Brother to Mary HANSEN, Toronto and George BATEMAN, New Zealand. Visitation will be held at Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, Saturday December 8th, 2007 from 12 to 1 p.m. where Funeral Service will be conducted by Rev. J. SEAGRAM at 1 p.m. (705-429-1040.) Cremation. Donations may be made to the Prince of Peace Anglican Church or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Wasaga Beach
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BATES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
BATES, Don
In loving memory of our Dad, who passed away January 4, 2004. Always remembered with love Donna, Dale and Mike

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BATES o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-26 published
SMITH, John R.
The family of Jack Smith would like to thank Doctor Donald SMITH, the staff and nurses of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital for the exemplary care given to Jack during his illness. We would also like to thank Rev. Darren MAY for performing the service. A very special thanks is extended to Jean JONES and Myrtle BATES for the extended care provided to Jack as well.
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BATES o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-11-21 published
BATES, David Thomas
On November 4, 2007, with his family at his side, David passed away in St. Catharines General Hospital in his 42nd year. He is sadly missed by his parents, Paul BATES (Nancy) and Kathy BATES and his siblings Patricia BATES- WOOD (Gib), Michael, Andrew, and Matthew (Catharine). Especially mourned by his son Brandon. David grew up in the friendly atmosphere of Stayner and enjoyed many sports activities with his many Friends whom he often remembered. Online condolences accepted at: condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com.
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BATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
BATES, Marjorie Edith (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
On August 31, 2007, in Saskatoon. Born in Portsmouth, England, on March 7, 1916, Marjorie came to Toronto as a war bride in 1946. Marjorie loved gardening, sewing and all things English. Predeceased by her husband Art in 1988 and her brother Dennis and sister Pat. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by Tim, grand_son Iain Skye, Peta and Gordon.

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BATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
Music director reached highest echelons
In a life steeped in music and dance, he juggled opera, ballet and a host of languages
By Lisa FITTERMAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
George CRUM had thick, expressive eyebrows that stood him in good stead for his beloved jokes and stories. Up and down they moved, punctuation to the punch lines that helped him dispel tension before and after performances by the National Ballet of Canada, where he served as founding music director and conductor for 33 years.
Once, Mr. CRUM was forced to use only his eyebrows to cue performers on stage as to when the music would start, stop, slow to a stately adagio or rise to a peak. It was a matinee performance of Giselle in a tiny hall in Fredericton, with principal dancer Karen Kain performing the title role.
"I'll never forget it," Ms. Kain said. "Usually, we followed the movement of George's baton, up, down, swoosh, but this time, all we could see was the top half of his head sticking up through a hole in the stage."
His life was steeped in dance and music, and he believed that they should be accessible to everyone, even in tiny town halls. Tall, with dark hair and a pugilist's nose (he was a Golden Gloves boxer in his teens), he was an inveterate prankster with a sunny nature and a disarming manner. Nothing got him down - not holes drilled through stages, not having to travel on tour along bumpy roads in a bus and certainly not getting caught in a rainstorm on the way to the National Ballet's first performance at Toronto's Eaton Auditorium in 1951, with him as conductor.
As Mr. CRUM often told the story, the rain was coming down so hard that the car sputtered, then shorted out - not what he wanted on one of the biggest nights of his professional life. But there he was, cheerfully hitchhiking with his trousers rolled up to his knees in a futile bid to keep them dry. "And wouldn't you know it, but the elegantly dressed couple who stopped to help were also on their way to the ballet. They said they'd take us, but that we'd probably be late," he said with a wicked grin. "I said, 'Don't worry. I can guarantee that you won't be late.'"
An avid linguist - he spoke fluent German, French, Spanish and Latin, in addition to English - Mr. CRUM fit into any situation, or made it fit him. Jean Verch, a flutist who joined the ballet company in 1963, said that during a Mexican tour, several of them hired a car for the day in the capital. "George was sitting in front and speaking Spanish with the driver, then turning around to translate for us. And the driver asked him where he'd learned to speak English!"
He also tried to impart his love of food on others, insisting that people try things they didn't like three times a year until they developed a taste for it. "I did," laughed Ms. Verch, now the orchestra's administrator. "But despite all of George's gargantuan efforts, I still don't like large snails and boiled parsnips."
George CRUM was born in Rhode Island, the son of George Sr., who worked in the insurance business, and Muriel, an unconventional housewife whom Ms. Verch described as a "grand dame." When her son was grown and travelling on tour, Mrs. CRUM had a habit of turning up in the strangest places. In Podunk, Iowa, he was startled to feel a tap on his shoulder as he walked amid applause to his spot in the orchestra pit. He turned to see his mother, who admonished him: "Georgie, did you wear your rubbers today? It's raining!"
Another time, he was checking into a Quebec City hotel when the desk clerk remarked, 'Oh, Mr. CRUM, your wife is already here and I've taken the liberty of giving you adjoining rooms." Mr. CRUM, who knew that his wife was most definitely not travelling with him, found the connecting door open, and there was his mother, acting as if her visit had been planned for ages.
The CRUM family moved to Toronto when George was 3. He showed an early aptitude for music, and at 12, began to seriously study piano and organ under Edmund COHU, organist and choirmaster of Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario After Trinity, he continued to study piano with instructor Mona BATES, making his Toronto debut at the age of 16. Soon, he was a regular recitalist on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio.
He studied musical orchestration under Barbara Pentland and late Ettore Mazzoleni, becoming so fascinated and inspired by opera and lieder music that he would later spend time in Europe working to further his knowledge. One of his hosts, a German music professor, spoke no English while Mr. CRUM spoke only rudimentary German at the time. They communicated in Latin, the only language they had in common.
When he was 22, Mr. CRUM made his professional debut as one of the conductors for the Royal Conservatory Opera, later known as the Canadian Opera Company. Besides conducting, he served as the first chorus master. During this period, he also spent two seasons in Guatemala as an assistant conductor of the National Opera of Central America.
In 1951, two things happened that would change his life: He married Patricia SNELL, a soprano with whom he later had two daughters, and he was approached by Celia FRANCA, the English-born founder of the National Ballet (obituary February 20, 2007). She asked whether he'd join the fledgling company as its music director and conductor and he agreed, setting in motion a professional relationship that would guide the troupe into the highest echelons of the dance world.
For a number of years, he juggled his opera and ballet careers, and even found time to guest conduct for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opera telecasts and opera and symphony performances across North America, Japan and Europe. Eventually, though, the heavy performance schedule took its toll: He gave up his commitment to the Conservatory Opera to devote himself to what was quickly becoming a tour de force in the world of international dance.
Over the years, he provided the orchestrations and arrangements for works in the ballet company's repertoire including Pas de Deux Romantique (1959-1960), Princess Aurora (1960-1961), One in Five (1961-1962), Melodie (1966-1967), Giselle (1969-1970), Les Sylphides (1973-1974) and Offenbach in the Underworld (1975-1976). But he still took on guest conducting jobs, including an appearance in Mexico for the inauguration of president Miguel de la Madrid and the official opening in 1969 of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, where an electrical glitch during the second night's performance of Romeo and Juliet caused a third of the orchestra to rise above the stage just as Ms. FRANCA, in the role of Lady Capulet, was commanding Lord Capulet to his knees.
Veronica Tennant, who was dancing the role of Juliet that night, described the scene for The Globe and Mail in 2004: "Gamely, [George] continued waving his baton, ascending until he and his nucleus of musicians were peering down at us aghast - as he said, "the only time I ever looked down on Celia FRANCA."
In 1972, Mr. CRUM received the Celia Award in recognition of his services to ballet in Canada. He officially retired from the ballet in 1984 but was named music director emeritus and appeared as guest conductor at 25th anniversary gala performances and in 1989 for Ms. Tennant's farewell performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
Even in retirement, Mr. CRUM didn't remain still. He bought a snooker parlour in Thornhill, Ontario, and became an avid clockmaker and wood carver, winning a contest for a carving of a toad - a gift for one of his daughters, who collected such amphibious paraphernalia.
"He was always creative and a mentor. He is one of the pioneers who created our company. He was on the bus all day, performing at night, going across the Prairies, travelling in freezing temperatures and in sweltering heat," Ms. Kain said. "In effect, we're standing on his shoulders."
George CRUM was born October 26, 1926, in Rhode Island. He died in Toronto on September 8, 2007, of cancer-related causes. He was 80. He leaves wife Patricia, daughters Jennie and Angie, and seven grandchildren.

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BATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-07 published
McGIBBON, Marie Louise Connell " Babs"
Babs took her golf game to the next level this past Monday, November 5th, and drove a beautiful, peaceful shot off the tee for the last time. And in true form, she no doubt will be asking those in front whether she can "play through." In her 85th year, she was wife of the late Charles C. McGIBBON, sister of Basil CONNELL (Newmarket) and outstanding mother of Ian (Maureen) of Toronto, Peter of Montreal, Peggy of Aurora and Susan (Rolfe) of Toronto. She proudly leaves her grandchildren Andrew, Charles, Heather, Laura, Maria, and Zachary, along with her great-granddaughter Brooke.
To say that she lived life to its fullest is an understatement. During World War 2 she served as a naval Women's Royal Naval Service in Vancouver where she met her great love and future husband 'Charlie'. The great outdoors is where Babs thrived. She was an extremely active alpine skier and conquered many of the great peaks on the planet. However, her role as part of the famous 'Kirby Belles' at the Oshawa Ski Club gave her some of her fondest memories. A life-long cottager on the family island in Georgian Bay, she was famous for her animated stride jump off the front point and rowing her boat while taking it all in.
She was a committed life-long health enthusiast and was an avid golfer, biker, hiker, walker, gardener, theatre-goer, and world traveler. She was a friend to so many and never tired of experiencing what the world had to offer. Babs was down to earth, generous, caring and fun and also made a point of giving back to her community and causes she believed in. She was an active participant in the Oshawa community for over 50 years supporting such worthy causes as The Boy's Club of Oshawa, Simcoe Hall and The Alzheimer's Society.
She will always be remembered for her laugh, love of learning, joie de vivre and those baby blue eyes that were always twinkling.
The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks and gratitude to her caring companion of the last four years, Rachelle Espinosa. Thanks also to Doctor Barry WRIGHT of Oshawa for his fine care over the years as well as to Doctor Terry BATES and the excellent staff at Bayview Extendicare for their many kindnesses and care. The family would also like to thank the staff in the Acute Geriatric Unit at the North York General who made Babs comfortable during her last days.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 9th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home (152 King St. E., Oshawa, 905-433-5558). Friends and family are welcome to celebrate her life on Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at The Thornton Cemetery, located at 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa. A reception will follow at The Oshawa Golf and Curling Club (160 Alexandra Street, 905-723-4681) at 1 p.m. In memory of Babs, donations to Simcoe Hall may be made on her behalf (www.simcoehall.com, 905-728-7525). Memories and wishes may be sent to susan.mcgibbon@sympatico.ca. To honour Babs, laugh with the people you love and live every day to its fullest.

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BATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
LONG, Edith
After a short illness on November 8, 2007 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late Rev. William and Annie LONG. Survived by her cousins Malcolm (Norah) BATES, and Ronald ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Remembered fondly by the people of Saint Mary Magdalene Anglican Church. A visitation will be held at the church, 477 Manning Ave. (416) 531-7955 on Tuesday from 7-8: 30 p.m. A Sung Requiem Mass will be celebrated from the church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment at Saint_James Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Second Century Fund through the church.

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BATES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-01 published
Mary Bates BURNS, 89: Swing singer
Mary Bates Burns was a hit with the troops and once turned down a date with Frank Sinatra
By Matthew CHUNG, Staff Reporter
She was a decorated World War 2 veteran with "perfect pitch."
Mary Bates BURNS went from making bottle tops in a factory to entertaining overseas troops with a featured singing role in the wartime revue "Meet the Navy."
She later shared stages, and radio waves, with legends of the swing era and, according to family lore, once rejected a romantic overture from Frank Sinatra.
"Mary never did make a big thing about her celebrity status," said her sister, Peg HARRIS, 85, from her home in Prince Edward Island. "She certainly was a celebrity in Toronto."
BATES BURNS performed for much of her career as Mary BATES but later took her second husband's surname. She died December 19 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, after a brief illness, at age 89.
Born June 6, 1917 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, she moved with her family six years later to Toronto's east end, near Pape Ave. and Gerrard St. E.
Her voice got noticed by co-workers in a factory and they encouraged her to try out for a local quartet. She got the job and performed with Jack ALLISON, Bill BOUNSALL and Helen RICHARDSON as The Crushy Swingers, after a successful audition for Orange Crush Co.
They quickly made a splash in the Canadian music scene, garnering airplay on CFRB and being featured on a radio broadcast put on by The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.
The quartet was spotted that summer by Rudy Vallee, the famous 1930s American crooner known for singing through a megaphone, as they performed at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Impressed, Vallee asked the group to sing on his Thursday evening NBC radio show broadcast from New York.
The performance was such a success BATES BURNS and the others moved to the Big Apple and made more appearances on Vallee's show as The Swing Kids. They disbanded in the late 1930s, and she launched her solo career.
BATES BURNS appeared as a featured vocalist with many large swing orchestras including The Modernaires.
In front of a microphone, BATES BURNS was "Marvellous… she was just a natural," her sister said.
It was back in Toronto, at the Canadian National Exhibition around the start of World War 2, that BATES BURNS rubbed shoulders with Frank Sinatra, then in the early years of his career.
"I think the story was, he asked did she know where a guy could get a drink?" said BATES BURNS's daughter, Kate BURNS Rapley, in a phone interview from England.
"He then said was there any chance of him having some company with that drink?"
BATES BURNS, married at the time to musician Ken ADAMSON, declined. She and ADAMSON were later divorced.
BATES BURNS joined the Canadian navy in World War 2 as a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Services. She was a featured act in the "Meet the Navy" musical show that entertained soldiers stationed across Canada.
It was a dangerous time and "sad too, because you lost so many Friends in those days," said another sister, Betty JESSHOPE, 82, from her home in Oakville.
In 1944, "Meet the Navy" went overseas, playing around England. During a five-month run at London's Hippodrome theatre in 1945, the show received a rave from Beverley Baxter in the London Evening Standard.
"You don't have to visit the Hippodrome out of any sense of duty," she wrote. "The Canadian Navy has sailed up the Thames and London is its prisoner."
JESSHOPE said servicemen turned out to be an appreciative audience for her sister.
"In the navy show, the first time (BATES BURNS) sang… I think they had a hard time getting (soldiers) to shut up," JESSHOPE said, "because the young men just kept clapping her on."
After the war, "Meet the Navy" was shot as a film in Britain with BATES BURNS as a featured vocalist.
England also provided her with a second husband, accomplished saxophone player Bob BURNS, whom she wed in 1948. BATES BURNS performed there in 1950 with orchestra leader Bert Ambrose at Ciro's, a popular nightclub of the time. The pair had a son, Rob, in 1948, and daughter Kate in 1952.
BATES BURNS retired from singing professionally soon after the birth of her daughter and, around the same time, was divorced from BURNS.
She returned to Canada and worked as an electrologist for a while, moved back to England for a few years in the 1970s and then came back to Canada for good.
"I think she was never really sure where she wanted to be," said Kate. "She had gone back and forth all her life."
In fact, BATES BURNS made one last trip across the Atlantic in August, paying a three-week visit to Kate and her three children.
"She was very bright, she had all her faculties," said Kate.
BATES BURNS remained close with many Friends from the swing era, including composer Robert Farnon and Bert Pearl, bandleader on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's popular program The Happy Gang.
And she still loved to sing when together with family. "I don't think she ever appreciated how good (a vocalist) she was herself," JESSHOPE said.

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BATISTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-14 published
FLUMIAN, Rugero
Peacefully, in his sleep while recovering from pneumonia on Monday, June 11, 2007 with his Ottawa family at his side at the age of 92. He was a fervent believer of education, hard work, fair play and the Canadian dream. Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Luigia (née COLLEDAN.) Survived by his 2 sons George (Maryantonett) and Paul Austin (Madeline) and a sole granddaughter, Simona Antonia. Last surviving sibling of a family of hardworking sharecroppers that emigrated en masse to Canada for a better life including Giovanni BATISTA, Rosina (Vendramini), Antonietta (Pittonet), Emma (Piccinin), Marisca (Caldana), Ida (Ortis), Pierino and Bruno (Lina). Uncle to the Colledan and Rizzardi families in Canada and the Sartoni family in Italy. Survived by many nieces and nephews mostly born in the old country with a few born in the New World. Also survived by a significant number of grand nephews and grand nieces and a few great-grand nephews and great-grand nieces. Family and Friends are invited to the Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset St. W., Ottawa on Thursday June 14, from 5-9 p.m. and on Friday June 15 from 11-12. Funeral service at Saint_John the Apostle Catholic Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Ottawa at 1 p.m. on June 15, 2007. No Memorial Service in Toronto. Visitation at Fratelli Vescio on 8101 Weston Road, Toronto on Sunday June 17 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Entombment June 18, at 10: 30, at Glendale Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to Villa Leonardo Gambin-Foundation for Long Term Care Charity would be appreciated.

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BATISTA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-29 published
BATISTA, Maria Alice Vieira Pereira
Surrounded by her loving family, she passed away after her long struggle with cancer on Friday, November 23, 2007 at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Born December 26, 1938 in Colmeias, Portugal. She married Almiro on July 30, 1960 and together they raised their two children. In 1974 she dedicated her life to her God and Creator and in 1979 began working as a full-time minister.
Surviving are her husband, Almiro Rodrigues BATISTA; son, Carlos BATISTA and wife Maria Idilia BATISTA; daughter Lydia Pereira Batista ANTUNES and husband Victor ANTUNES and five grandchildren, Ashley, Sarah, Natasha, Alyssa, and Faith.
A memorial service will be held at 1: 30 p.m. Saturday, December 1st at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses: 846 Progress Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
Those wishing may make memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, to support the worldwide work of Jehovah's Witnesses: at any one of the local Kingdom Halls.
Her faith, strength, and love will always be an example to us all. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

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BATKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-03 published
COSTELLO- BATKE, Sheila
(Late of Beresford Avenue, Toronto and Dublin, Ireland)
Peacefully, at home on Sunday, July 1, 2007, in the loving care of her family, after long suffering, lived through with grace, determination and good humour. Tremendous loss to her loving and devoted husband Dwight, her son Emmett and daughter Adrienne her sisters, Maeve, Mary, Nuala and Bernadette; her brothers, Arthur, Declan and Damian; Brothers-in-law, Sisters-in-law, Nieces and Nephews, her Friends, Trish and Mary and many other loving Friends and relatives. Visitation this Wednesday, July 4th 7-9 p.m. at Turner and Porter, 2357 Bloor Street West, short prayer service at 7: 30 p.m. Funeral service, in celebration of Sheila's life, this Thursday, July 5th at 11: 30 a.m. in Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital in Sheila's name.

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BATKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-07 published
COSTELLO- BATKE, Sheila
Runner, conversationalist, financial compliance analyst, wife, mother, sister, friend. Born September 17, 1946, in Dublin. Died July 1 in Toronto of cancer, aged 60.
By Michael CUSSEN, Page L6
'I'm just a girl who can't say no," was usually the way Sheila liked to announce herself. That could explain why when she was diagnosed with cancer she left for Siena, Italy, the next day to take a six-week course in art history.
Sheila was born into a small, cold house in Dublin that held a big, warm family: five girls head-to-toe in one bedroom and four boys in the other. She left school at 15 and later fled to Paris where she worked as an au pair and learned to cook an omelette - but not much else.
She went back to Ireland for a while but then took off again to Toronto's Bloor West Village. In the early seventies, Bloor West Village was a place of brown clothes, corduroy couches and bad hair. But Sheila loved it and immersed herself in the community. Whenever she could, she found herself a stage and sang Gilbert and Sullivan.
For many years, she put her head down and worked hard in the financial sector. With her husband, Dwight, she created a warm, welcoming and loving home. She was incredibly proud of her two children, Emmett and Adrienne, but at times they drove her mad - and she them. As Emmett put it at her funeral: "For some reason, it was always my mom who got the undercooked meals at restaurants, who would flash her chest at the end of a race, who chose to dress up in absurd costumes, or who was the only white woman dancing in the Caribana parade."
Sheila held musical soirees and kitsch auctions to raise money for charity. She also took part in more than 10 marathons. Three years in a row, she persuaded her running Friends to take part in the Cabot Trail 24-hour relay. None of them will ever forget her running up Cape Smokey with a broad smile the week before she was diagnosed with cancer.
Sheila had few vices beyond the odd martini, a tendency to fuss and a need to break into song at inappropriate times. She had a pathological hatred of cats and little time for dogs.
A month before she died, Sheila phoned to ask me to her funeral. For me, it was an awkward conversation, but Sheila never minded awkward situations; she thrived on them. She organized her funeral herself, convinced of the power and importance of the ritual in allowing people to grieve. At one stage in the ceremony, she had arranged for gifts to be brought to the altar. One was a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses. She loved the fact that the last word in the book was the most positive in the English language. It could also have been a summation of Sheila's life: Yes.
Michael CUSSEN is Sheila's brother-in-law and friend.

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BATMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-31 published
BATMAN
In memory of Frances BATMAN.
Years of striving, little of play,
Loving, giving, the whole of the way,
A cherished smile, a heart of gold,
To the dearest mother a world could hold.
Happy memories, fond and true,
From us who thought the world of you.
Love Ralph, Dennis, Paul, Jackie and family, Bill, Cheryl and family.

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BATORI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-27 published
KENYERES, Ethel (BATORI)
On Monday, June 25, 2007 at Baycrest. Ethel KENYERES, beloved wife of the late Sandor BATORI. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Julius and Drora BATORI. Devoted Anya of David and Lindsay, and Jodi and Jason, and devoted great-grandmother of Charlie, and Quinn. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue W., (three lights west of Dufferin) for service on Thursday, June 28th at 11: 30 a.m. Interment, Eastern Children section of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park. Shiva 77 Ridgevale Drive. Memorial donations may be made to the Ethel Kenyeres Memorial Fund, c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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BATSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-27 published
HEARD, Lenore Mary (HOLLAND)
At the Southampton Care Centre in Southampton Sunday morning December 23, 2007. The former Lenore HOLLAND of Wiarton formerly of Newmarket in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald HEARD. Loving mother of Deborah and her husband Randy CURRAN of Blaine, Washington, Elizabeth CURRAN of Powassan, Robert HEARD of Australia and Jeffrey HEARD of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by her two grandchildren; Natalie and Stephanie CURRAN. Dear sister of Joan HILDEBRAND and her husband Glen of Kitchener and Mary FAWCETT of London. Predeceased by five brothers; John, Kale, Benedict, Conrad, Stephen and three sisters; Loretta BATSON, Gloria BAILEY and Leona O'CONNOR. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday December 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Wiarton Saturday December 29 at 11: 00 a.m. Visitation at the Funeral Home Saturday morning from 10: 00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Spring interment Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home Friday evening December 28 at 8: 30 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 Lenore by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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BATTERMAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-09 published
SILVERTHORN, Camilla Cecelia (née MORAN)
Passed away peacefully after a dignified and courageous battle with cancer at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Saturday, July 7th, 2007 in her 57th year. Camilla was the loving and devoted mother of John and Theresa SILVERTHORN and is survived by their father Jack SILVERTHORN. She was the dear sister of Catherine and Sheumas FAY, Francis and Brenda MORAN, Helen and Frank BEIRNES, Patricia and Bill SCOTT, John and Brenda MORAN and Jerome MORAN. Sister-in-law of Wayne BATTERMAN, Eric and Betty SILVERTHORN, Eldon and Betty- Jean SILVERTHORN, Brian and Elaine MUNDLE, Ivan SILVERTHORN, Sue SILVERTHORN and Brian and Holly SILVERTHORN. Also survived by her mother-in-law Marion SILVERTHORN. She will be sadly missed by her several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents: Frank and Mary MORAN, her father-in-law: Irvin SILVERTHORN, a sister: Lorena BATTERMAN and a sister-in-law Donna MORAN. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth on Tuesday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where Prayers will be said on Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. thence to Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Dornoch where Mass of Christian Burial will be said by Father Steve LACROIX on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Interment: Shiloh Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if so desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BATTLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
BILNEY, John Lawrence
On Wednesday July 18th 2007 John Lawrence BILNEY passed away. The father of two sons, Brook and Blaise, husband to Derris nee HOYE, / BILNEY, brother to Molly, uncle and grand uncle to some twenty plus nieces and nephews in England, and Grandfather to Ruby, Sean, Orian, and Ella of Galiano Island, British Columbia He was the son of Harry Francis BILNEY, and Kitty BATTLE. John died lucid, and with much grace, in the arms of his family, due to a Pesky Case Of Lung Cancer as Dean Hagopian or Peter Griffin might say with a slightly 'filthy brogue'. John spent most of his working life as an Advertising Man. One strange creative coincidence was his campaign for Esso's 'Put a Tiger in Your Tank' in the early sixties which resulted in Buck Owens hit 'I've Got a Tiger By the Tail' which Owens penned after spotting the poster 'Put a Tiger in Your Tank' at a gas station while touring west Texas. John came to Canada in 1953 and met the woman he would marry, the love of his life, on that very boat (The lsle de France) as if out of one of the many movies of the time. Now if this were a resume it might not look too hopeful. John worked his way through some sixteen premiere Ad agencies, making fast Friends and some very few enemies along the way. Outside the Ad Game (as well as within) John was a diverse and prolific creative person. He wrote stories, he painted pictures, and he played music. Over the last four years, since John and Derris moved west to be close to the family, John painted some seventy beautiful canvases inspired by his new surroundings in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia He was always sharp, never retiring. He repeatedly spoke of his many dear Friends, and would gladly regale us with wonderfully endless tales of days gone by. Sadly, those tales will now need a new narrator. As a man of many words, his 'famous' last ones were: 'That's Easy For You To Say!' Which of course none of this is. Thanks and Recognition to: Dean Hagopian, John Sebert, Emmet McPartland Patrick Bryan

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BATTLEFORD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-07 published
ANDERSON, Erle William
Passed away at Elgin Abbey Nursing Home, Chesley on Thursday, July 5th, 2007. Erle William ANDERSON, formerly of Crawford, in his 90th year. Loving husband of the former Phyllis WRIGHT. Dear father of Marion and her husband Toivo LOUGAS of Crawford, Harvey and his wife Heather of North BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan, and Effie and her husband Tom ZETTEL of Pinkerton. Proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Maurice and his wife Shirley of Alberta. Predeceased by his daughter Erla ANDERSON and his sister Alma McDOUGALL. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Erle's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment at Chesley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Elgin Abbey Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.

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BATTLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-06 published
BAGNALL, Archdeacon Harold " Harry," B.A., D.D.
Peacefully at home on Friday, August 3, 2007 in his 90th year. Harry, beloved husband of Jean (nee: BATTLEY) for 62 years. Loving father of Sarah BAGNALL of Toronto and Martha BARTLEY and her husband Dave. Proud grandfather of Christopher and Katie. He is survived by his sister, Mary and her husband David WILSON of Ottawa and brother Leslie of Burlington. Graduated from Trinity College, the University of Toronto in Arts in 1944 and Theology in 1948. He was ordained a priest by Bishop BROUGHALL of the Diocese of Niagara. Archdeacon BAGNALL built the parish of Saint Martins and served that parish in Niagara Falls, as well as Holy Trinity in Welland, St. George's, St. Catharines, and St. Alban's, Beamsville. He was rector of Christ's Church Cathedral and was Dean of the Diocese of Niagara. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to Celebrate his wonderful life will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 83 Church, St. Catharines, on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Inurnment in the church columbarium. Remembrances to St. George's Church would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Passfield Mortuary Services (905) 682-0474.

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BATTY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-23 published
BATTY, Frank Sanderson, Flight Sgt (Ret..)
Peacefully at Lee Manor in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 21, in his 91st year. Frank was an Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force veteran of 33 years service. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1937 and served throughout the Second World War. He was especially proud of his air crew service during the Battle Of Britain in the squadron commanded by Sqdn. Leader Douglas Bader, the Royal Air Force's famous legless pilot. After the war Frank transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force and served in Canada until his retirement in 1967. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 6, Owen Sound. After his air force service Frank worked for the Ontario Department of Highways until 1982. He is survived by his wife Beatrix BATTY (THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON,) step-son Phil McNICHOL, and three granddaughters, Susan REID, Kathleen FLOOD and Marie McNICHOL. He was the cherished “Grandpa” of seven great-grandchildren, Amber, Brandi, Daniel, Monica, Marina, Asia and Allie. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Frank's wishes there will be no funeral service. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Tannahill Funeral Home, 519-376-3710. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Frank's name to World Vision Canada.

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