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BLOKHINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-17 published
VON OPPELN- BRONIKOWSKI, Burkhard Walther, Friedrich, Martin
Of the town of Perth, devoted husband of Ute Schall VON OPPELN, predeceased by Ruth VON OPPELN, loving father of Gabriela PRESTON and Monica VON OPPELN. Step-father of Marianne SCHALL- RIAUCOUR and Christa BLOKHINE, father-in-law of Michael PRESTON, Jackson LIN and Pierre BLOKHINE, grandfather of Christopher, Jenna, Maxwell, Sophie, Pierce and Nicolas passed away on October 10, 2007 in his 80th year. A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Paul's United Church, 25 Gore Street West, Perth, Ontario on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the "Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation" or to the "Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation" There will be a reception at Saint Paul's immediately after the service.

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BLONDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
ALLEVATO, Giuseppe " Joe"
Peacefully surrounded by his family at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2006 Giuseppe (Joe) ALLEVATO in his 91st year. Loving husband of 54 years of Luigina (Gina) (née SISCA) ALLEVATO. Proud father of Eugene (Jim) ALLEVATO and his wife Sandra of Burlington, Maria (Luisa) ALLEVATO and her husband Dave of Toronto, and Susanna (Susy) GIRARDIN and her husband Larry of London. Cherished nonno of Aleyea, Joseph, Larah, Patrice, Alexander and Aubree and great nonno of Taliah. Predeceased by his parents Francesco and Marietta ALLEVATO, his brothers Salvatore (Sam), Antonio (Tony) and Eugenio (Jimmy) and their spouses and his sisters Teresina and Adelina and their spouses. As an uncle he will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Thank you to the nurses and staff at University Hospital 6th floor and Father Greg BLONDE. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saint Peter's Restoration Fund would be appreciated.

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BLONDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-11 published
Full life's worth of big-hearted giving
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary writer, Page R2
People usually have only nice things to say about the departed some of which might even be true -- but with Kelly SILVERSTEIN people always had only nice things to say about him.
He really was just the greatest guy. Always there for kids -- any kid, not simply his own two boys. He was the fundraiser you could count on. And a coach for eight teams spread through four different sports.
He was the brother who rescued his fraternity when it teetered on bankruptcy. The volunteer who always raised the most money every year at Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. The parent who donated the Raptors tickets that pushed the bidding over the top at the school auction. The Dad who slipped the school principal a cheque for sports camp for an underprivileged student he thought particularly talented.
So when SILVERSTEIN died November 20 at age 42 just four days after he was diagnosed with leukemia, there was a shocked silence throughout his Hillcrest community.
And people wept when they heard.
There was standing room only at Holy Blossom Temple -- more than 1,200 people attended. The line snaked around the corner, and the service was 25 minutes late starting.
"You could feel it," said Rabbi John MOSCOWITZ. " There was a sense the very best one of us had just died."
SILVERSTEIN's Friends and family -- wife Jill, sons Oliver and Jonah -- were there, as were his fraternity brothers, his work colleagues, the teachers from the schools where he coached, kids from the teams he coached, but also the guy who worked in the underground parking lot in the building that housed his office.
He was that kind of guy.
"He was a stand-up kind of guy," said Terry KARIS, his barber at the Forest Hill Barber Shop. The two talked about more than the weather when SILVERSTEIN came in for his camouflage cut -- short on sides, long on top -- to hide the hair thinning on top.
In the fall of 2005, SILVERSTEIN invited KARIS to a hockey old-timers function.
"My son Adam was on the ice with Guy Lafleur. How good is that?" said KARIS.
It got better, though. KARIS had forgotten his camera and just as he and his son were about to leave, SILVERSTEIN hauled them over to Lafleur and took their picture together.
"He found a camera somewhere, somehow, because he knew I was a Montreal fan. And he wasn't even one. He put it in a frame and gave it to me. I treasure that picture," said KARIS.
"He was goodness personified," said Michael KALLES, a fraternity brother. "He gave his all to everything. He wasn't a guy who asked you to lift a heavy piano and he carried the piano bench. He'd be carrying 15 pianos." When they were students at the University of Western Ontario together, it was SILVERSTEIN who started Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
First they met in a bedroom, then SILVERSTEIN got the idea they should rent a house; then he decided they should buy one -- which they did, choice real estate at the corner of Cheapside and Richmond Sts. -- because he raised a ton of money.
He started a chapter at the University of Windsor as well.
"Kelly did all the heavy lifting," KALLES said. He mobilized them to raise the $10,000 they needed to retain their charter when their chapter got in financial trouble. "He would say that we have to ensure that the frat would be around when our kids wanted to join."
He was always doing it for kids.
"He really was as fine a person as you would ever meet," said John HUNTER, principal of Hillcrest public school, where the SILVERSTEIN sons had attended and their father coached.
He started the basketball team there -- for five years he called practices for 7: 30 a.m. before he went to work. There was an offer on the table for him to come back and coach again this winter.
"He was so kind to the kids. He had a lot of trouble cutting them (from the team)," Hunter said.
For four years he coached two hockey teams in the North Toronto house league. For even longer he also coached two soccer teams, as well as baseball and basketball teams. Basketball was his favourite sport, possibly because he was six-foot-four.
He'd take his teams out for chicken wings; he'd sweep his sons' Friends up along on their family outings.
"Lunch became dinner and then supper. It was always one more invitation. That was the way it was with the whole family. They were a team," said Elaine LESNIAK, a single mom whose son, Ari, 14, had been Oliver's best friend until they went to different schools.
That never stopped SILVERSTEIN. "At the bus when the kids were going off to camp, Kelly always made sure to give Ari a big hug," she said.
"Every time you are with him, you want to be with him more. You are just drawn to him," said Ari.
Maybe he was just a big kid in some ways. He'd take the family and their Friends to a Baskin-Robbins ice cream place, seat them at the window and pay the kids $1 for every person they could get to wave to them. "It was our job to get people to wave, in a freezing cold night," Jill recalled.
SILVERSTEIN attacked life, reading three newspapers daily, tearing out articles to send off to Friends. "We all got them with the note: FYI, K.S.," said Bonnie BLONDER, Jill's best friend since childhood.
As he was often first in the office of Davis + Henderson cheque makers, he'd put on the coffee.
"Kelly just wanted to make sure everyone was happy," said Jill with a smile.
He was the youngest of five children of Sonny and Marlene SILVERSTEIN, of Silverstein's Bakery. "He was always being picked up and cuddled," said his only sister Robin SILVERSTEIN- EISEN.
The family lived in a cul-de-sac near Lawrence and Marlee in a house with a basketball hoop out front that was the centre of activity for all the neighbourhood kids. SILVERSTEIN often took his own family back there.
"He called it our 'drive-bys,'" said Jill. "He'd always tell the kids who lived in the houses. He wanted us to know about the good things."
In 1998, SILVERSTEIN had returned to Toronto after working in Atlanta when his mother was diagnosed with cancer. He postponed finding work to be with her. It was as if he pushed himself to get in a full life's worth of giving.
"This was just his thing -- to do for others," said family friend Barbara SILVERSTEIN (no relation.)
"He was so decent. I have never met anyone like him."
"I can't tell you how many people phoned us to volunteer because they heard about us from Kelly," said Heather SPROULE, executive director of Big Brothers and Sisters.
The day after SILVERSTEIN died, her office received a donation from him via the United Way. "I had no idea that beyond all that he was doing for us, that in his usual quiet fashion he made an annual donation through the United Way."
Next month there will be an award in SILVERSTEIN's name at the 2007 Bowl for Kids Sake.
"We thought about it for less than a second," SPROULE said. "It will be a fundraising award, which at the least is very fitting."

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BLOOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-04 published
LEVY, Sarah
On September 20, 2007 Sarah "Surkie" LEVY passed away at Hamilton Ontario. Wife of 65 years to Frank; Mother of Monte (Madeleine) and Bryna (Matthew); Bubby to Ira, Ronan and Deanna, and sister to Rudy BLOOM and Rose SMITH. If desired donations can be made to Shalom Village, Hamilton or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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BLOOMFIELD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-07 published
McGEE, Robert David
Peacefully at his residence on Friday January 5, 2007. Robert David McGEE of Kent Street Woodstock in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Ruby Margaret McGEE (( LEUSZLERnée) COLE) and the late Myrtle McGEE (née (LINDSAY1987.)) Dear father of Lorraine BLOOMFIELD and her husband Don of Woodstock, Carol CARNEGIE and her husband Paul of Stratford, Bill and his wife Carolyn of Woodstock, Don LEUSZLER of Montreal, Philip LEUSZLER of Woodstock and Tim LEUSZLER of London. Loved grandfather of nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lillian ROWE of Woodstock, Ruth HEATH of London, Earl (Ike) McGEE and his wife Phyllis of Woodstock. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Margaret BARNARD, Jean LANGILLE and Betty ROTH. Robert was a longtime member of Calvary Pentecostal Church in Woodstock. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home 845 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock (519-539-0004) Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Calvary Pentecostal Church 65 Lansdowne Avenue Woodstock Tuesday at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Keith BISHOP officiating. Interment Anglican Cemetery. Contributions to the Calvary Pentecostal Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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BLOOMFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-03 published
RUTTAN, Margaret Christiana " Chris" (née WALSH)
(January 19, 1921-August 29, 2007)
Daughter of the late Julia (BLOOMFIELD) and Francis WALSH. Peacefully, with her family by her side, at home in Markham. Predeceased by her husband George Duncan. Beloved mother of Chris (Bradley SUTTON), Elizabeth (Leslie IWATA), David (Jane), Peter and Robert (Sandra). Cherished Granny of Sarah, Ty, Amanda, Michelle, Sam, Lucy and Jac. Proudly served with the British Security Co-ordination in New York, Washingon D.C. and at Camp X during World War 2. We will always remember her strength, love and guidance. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Services to be held at Highland Funeral Home, Markham Chapel, 10 Cachet Woods Court, Markham (north east corner of 16th Avenue and the 404), at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2007. Interment at Littlewood Cemetery, near Ilderton, Ontario, at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2007. Online condolences may be place at www.highlandfuneralhome.ca.

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BLOOR 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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BLOOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-22 published
MIED, Thelma Bruce - Search for heirs of the Estate of
Re: Estate of Thelma Bruce MIED, Deceased (b. November 11, 1924 in England) who died in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada on September 26, 2005. Mother - Nancy BRUCE. Father - Harry BLOOR. Mother's sister - Gertrude BREWER, late of Unity, Saskatchewan, Canada. Would anyone having knowledge of the next-of-kin of the Deceased or the descendents of Gertrude BREWER, namely Richard BREWER, Frank BREWER, Margaret Brewer SEDOR, David BREWER, Jim BREWER, Gail BREWER, Kerry SEDOR or Deanna SEDOR, please contact:
Sarah J. Dennis
c/o Baker Newby Lawyers
9259 Main Street, P.O. Box 390
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada V2P 6K2
Telephone: 1-604-792-1376
Fax: 1-604-792-8711
Email: sdennis@bakernewby.com
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BLOSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-02 published
KREUTZER, Doctor Jack " Jacob," D.D.S., B.Sc.D., F.A.C.D., (F.R.C.D.C) Hon.
Died peacefully at home in his 98th year on Sunday, September 30, 2007. Survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Lorna, and his children Bonnie (BEAN) and Timothy. Devoted grandfather of Mary BEAN (Chris RANDLES,) Tupper BEAN (Emma REID,) Bryan BEAN and great-grandchildren Caroline and David BLOSS, Travis and Philippa BEAN. Jack was a former Director of Clinics and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. As requested, a family gathering of remembrance will be held. Interment to take place in his beloved Muskoka. Memorial donations may be made to: Churchs-On-The-Hill Foodbank, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, M4V 1R5.

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BLOUIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-29 published
BLOUIN, Georges-Henri, B.A., L.L.B. (1921-2007)
Georges BLOUIN passed away peacefully at Riverpark Place Retirement Residence on Thursday, December 27th at the age of 86. Predeceased by his loving wife Denise (ANGERS,) sister Madeleine and brother Louis-Paul. Father of Pierre (Sarale,) Micheline (Iain) GLENDINNING and Michael Joseph. Grandfather of Katherine (William) GRAVLEY, Andrew GLENDINNING and Nitzan, Gil, Ron and Dean BLOUIN. Great-Grandfather to Sean and Liam GRAVLEY. Former diplomat and Assistant Deputy Minister in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade from 1949 to 1986. Served abroad in New Delhi, San Francisco, Athens, Brussels and Washington, D.C. and as Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. At the end of his career was appointed Chief of Protocol of the Canadian Government and, in 1987, adviser to the Canadian Secretary to the Queen during her Majesty's official visit to Canada. A Funeral Service will be held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 at 2: 30p.m., immediately followed by a reception. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, those wishing can make memoriam donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Ottawa-Carleton, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 5Z6 or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences/ Donations at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca or 613-233-1143

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