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BOWDEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-03 published
BOWDEN, Edna (née SHAW)
Of Lions head passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, December 30, 2006 in her 92nd year. Cherished mother of Elaine (Ivan) WHITE/WHYTE of Lions Head, Marian (Al) PROCTOR of Ajax, Lenn (Gloria) BOWDEN of Strathroy, Murray BOWDEN of Sarnia, Dianne (John) INNES of Brantford and Sharon (Peter) FRANCIS of St. Albert, Alberta. She will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Edna was predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Myrtle (PARSONS) and Charles SHAW, brother Norman SHAW and grand_son Robbie BOWDEN. The funeral service to celebrate Edna's life was held on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lions head at 3: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. The pallbearers were David PROCTOR, Sean FITZPATRICK, Sandy INNES, John HUEHN, Shantie SIVARAJAH and Murray MIELHAUSEN. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Condolences for the family may be left at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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BOWDEN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-13 published
BOWDEN, Kelly Donn
At his home in Owen Sound on Friday, August 10, 2007. In his 39th year, Kelly Donn BOWDEN, loving son of Donn BOWDEN and his wife Connie (Nee SHUTE.) Loving father of Brittany. Loved brother of Hope and her husband Jeff SHOTT, and Tracy and her husband Brad BENNETT. Loving uncle of Brock, and Amber. Loved grand_son of Gloria (Mrs. Archie SHUTE.) Remembered by his uncles, aunts and cousin. A private family service was held at Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home. Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. As a expression of sympathy, donations to Addictions Ontario, 236 Victoria Street North, Unit 1, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5C8 (1-800-965-3307) would be appreciated by the family.

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BOWDERY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-15 published
BOWDERY, Russ
Peacefully, on December 10, 2007 Russ BOWDERY passed away at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 89 years.
Russ was predeceased by his wife Mildred in 2006. He leaves to mourn his sister Lorraine HOOGE and many other family and Friends.
Russ was born in London, England and later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. Russ began his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force and attained the rank of Squadron Leader. He served in World War 2 and was stationed in various parts of Canada, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas and India. After the war, he joined the Ontario Government and worked in public relations for the Ministry of Tourism. Russ was an outgoing individual that was interested in experiencing all that life had to offer. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was also an enthusiastic reader and was instrumental in founding the Headingley library.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks for the kind care of the staff of the Deer Lodge Centre (T5), and especially the work of Home Care team Agnes, Kathy and Penny.
Memorial donations may be made to the Headingley Library or to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will take place on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 3 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Interment and reception will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to: Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

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BOWEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
WEIR, James " Jim" Andrew
At the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007. James "Jim" Andrew WEIR of Saint Thomas in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 64 years of Kathleen "Kay" (BOWEN) WEIR and dearly loved father of Karen NETHERCOTT of Saint Thomas; Sandra and her husband Terry JOHNSON of Merlin and Mary and her husband Robert PEARSON of Saint Thomas. Predeceased by a brother Murray Edward WEIR (1990.) Jim is also lovingly remembered by 7 grandchildren Lori Lynn, Brian, Robert, Gregory and his wife Kelly, Aaron and his wife Jennifer and Kathleen and Andrew; by 1 great-grandchild Claire and by several nieces and nephews. He was born in Dexter March 4th, 1925, the son of the late Robert Henry and Leila Marguerite (JONES) WEIR. Jim served overseas during World War 2 as a Petty Officer and a cook he was a retired Post Master at the Port Stanley, Strathroy and Leamington Post Offices. He was an adherent of the Sparta United Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1: 00 p.m. Private interment in Aylmer Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital or the Sparta United Church.

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BOWER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
BOWER, Donald James
Passed away very suddenly at his home in Guelph Sunday night, December 16, 2007, at 78 years of age. Dear husband of Doris and loving father and father-in-law to Donna and Steve DODGE Diane and Lou LEBLANC; Debbie and Bill GAMBLE. He was a wonderful grandfather to Christina, Jason (Jess), Jeff, William and Molly DODGE; Jeff (Janis) LEBLANC; Michael and Sarah GAMBLE and great-grandpa to Lauren LEBLANC. Loving brother to Robert and Gordon BOWER and Marilyn TODD. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home "Hart Chapel", 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, where the family will receive Friends Thursday, December 20th, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Saint_Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Norfolk Street, Guelph, on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to those in need or to the Charitable Foundation of the Rotary Club of Guelph. (Cards are available at the funeral home, 519-821-5077, or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-10 published
Barbara Jean (NICHOLS) HILL
In loving memory of Barbara Jean (NICHOLS) HILL, February 23, 1940 - January 2, 2007.
Barbara died suddenly at the residence of her daughter Bonnie HORE in Gordon Township.
She was the beloved wife of Edward HILL, predeceased September 6, 2005. She was born in Thessalon, daughter of the late Gordon and Jean (WILLETON) NICHOLS of Thessalon and Cockburn Island. She married Ed on January 17, 1958 and they lived in Sault Sainte Marie. She worked a few part time jobs in restaurants, but for the majority of her life, she was a homemaker. In 1972, she and Ed moved from Sault Sainte Marie to Manitoulin Island. She worked at the Gore Bay Legion in the late 70s and was a member of the Farmers Market. In 1981, they moved to Alberta where she and Ed worked at a turkey farm in Lethbridge. Then a few years later she worked at a nursing home in Taber. They moved back to Manitoulin in 1984, and she became a member of the Farmer's Market again. In 1997 she had to quit the Farmer's Market due to health reasons. She enjoyed growing gardens, pickling and canning foods and raising a few farm animals. She liked to go to Cockburn Island where she was born and raised and spend time over there with family and Friends that she grew up with. Knitting, puzzles and playing bingo were her pastimes. She leaves behind her loving and loved children, Richard and Betty NICHOLS of Sault Sainte Marie, Bonnie and Morris HORE of Gordon Township, Wendy and Dan SCHMIDT of Sault Sainte Marie, Carol and Danny JAMES of Searchmont, Melody and Murray HORE of Gordon Township, Allison COULAM and friend Merle IDLE of Gordon Twp. And Ean HILL and friend Marilyn SAUVÉ of Mills Township. Loving grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister Ethel BOWERMAN of Mindemoya and brothers Jim (Ila) and Norman (Mary) both in
Sault Sainte Marie, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by infant sister Georgina and sisters Daisy, Edith, Eva, Caroline and Alice and brothers Roy, Bill, Alvin, Lyman and Joey and nephews Ted and Douglas, granddaughter Sharon NICHOLS and son in law Arleigh COULAM. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay after 7.00 p.m. On Friday. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1.00 p.m. with Pastor Erwin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-17 published
William Delanore CRONK
Del CRONK, a resident of Billings Township, died at home on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at the age of 61 years.
He was born in Kagawong, son of the late John and Laurinda (ORR) CRONK. He drove truck most of his life, with imperial Oil for over 20 years, and for commercial Transport, Day Transport and lastly Manitoulin Transport. Del loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and golfing. He will be sadly missed, but many memories will be cherished. Del is survived by dearest friend Ethel BOWERMAN of Mindemoya, brothers Mark of Billings Township , Ross (Marilyn WYERS) of Billings Township , Charles (Chris RACEY) of Gore Bay and sisters Laura MULVILLE (Ron THORNTON) of Gravenhurst, Gladys BELAND (Clifford) of Sudbury, Peggy THIBAULT (Earl DAHL) of Sudbury and Mary Ellen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Ron) of Sault + Sainte Marie. Predeceased by brothers Thomas and Billy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted in the William G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 11.00 am with Reverend Mary Jo ECKERT TRACY officiating. Cremation to follow. In remembrance, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-24 published
Frederick Leland RUSSELL
In loving memory of Frederick Leland RUSSELL, a veteran of WW2 and the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. He died unexpectedly at his home early on Friday, January 19, 2007 at the age of 83.
Born to Alex and Bessie (LUSCOMBE) RUSSELL on January 27, 1923.
Survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Beulah. Cherished father of Evelyn RUSSELL- BAEHR of Kitchener, Barbara and Keith FLAHERTY of Southampton, Esther (Peter predeceased) SMITH of Gore Bay, son-in-law Jim TAILOR/TAYLOR of Tehkummah. Much loved grandfather of James (Cheryl) TAILOR/TAYLOR of Guelph, Tammy (Jason) BOWERMAN of Barrie, Patrick (Stephanie) FLAHERTY of Port Elgin, Christopher BAEHR of Kitchener. Special great grandfather of Rebecca TAILOR/TAYLOR, Jessy and John PRIGIONE, Kaitlyn BOWERMAN, Liam and Karlie FLAHERTY. Will be missed by surviving sister Justeen and husband Ron ANSTICE of Tehkummah. Predeceased by sister Irene and husband George VANHORN. Remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law Shirley and Gene MADEO, Sandra FRANK, Dennis QUACKENBUSH, Ralph Junior (predeceased), Garry and Bonnie QUACKENBUSH, Bob and Bonnie QUACKENBUSH, Eleanor and Bob JEWELL and many nieces and nephews. Fred loved the outdoors, he rode his ATV, worked in the woods, and operated his own sawmill. He enjoyed wood working, restoring furniture, and was known for his prize winning pumpkins. His greatest love was for his wife and family. A visitation was held Sunday at the Tehkummah Pentecostal Church and a funeral service took place Monday, January 22 at the church as well. Burial will be in the spring at Hilly Grove Cemetery. Donations to the Pentecostal Church or to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be greatly appreciated in Fred's memory.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-23 published
Lucie Jane DOAN (née COLLINS)
In Loving Memory of Lucie Jane DOAN (née COLLINS) who died peacefully at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at the age of 94.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Andrew in 1987. Loved by her children Betty BOWERMAN (husband Clint predeceased) of Espanola, Everett and wife Maralynn of Rexdale, Lillian (predeceased in 1975), George (predeceased in 1996) wife June of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Sandra and husband Albert BEAVEN, Debora and husband John MERCHANT, Joanne and husband Peter KATZUR, Cathie and husband Cas BURNS, Staccy and husband Michael DUNNE, Kim and husband Jeff TOPPIN, Derwin DOAN and Samantha, Leanne and husband Royce HAMIGUCHI, Leslie and husband Dave GUYON. Special great grandmother of Chris and wife Joelle MERCHANT, Megan MERCHANT and fiance Matt, Kara MERCHANT, Ehren KATZUR, Michael BURNS and fiance Jennifer, Anthony BURNS, Patrick and Thomas DUNNE, Jessie TOPPIN, Britney and Jake DOAN, Cassidy Hamiguchi, Cole GUYON. Proud great great grandmother of two - Jack and Darcy MERCHANT. Will be missed by her siblings Alice KIRK (predeceased by both husbands Ivan KIRK and Russ HORE,) Pearl SMITH (husband Aubrey predeceased,) Dorothy WISSON (friend Orest NADOR) (husband Lorne "Spike" predeceased,) Richard COLLINS (wife Dorothy predeceased,) Clifford COLLINS and wife Moria, Percy (predeceased) wife May COLLINS, Elizabeth and husband Wilbert McCULLIGH (both predeceased,) Walter (predeceased) wife Norine COLLINS, Bella and husband Fred DENNIS (both predeceased,) Mable PETERS (predeceased,) Norman and wife Ruth COLLINS (both predeceased.) Will be forever remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Monday. Funeral Service was at 11: 00 am Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Island Funeral Home, Little Current. Reverend Faye STEVENS officiating. Burial in Elmview Cemetery, Sheguiandah. Donations to Sheguiandah United Church, Manor Bed Fund or to cancer.

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BOWERMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-21 published
SINCLAIR, Doctor Gordon A.
33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason
Passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007, in his 104th year. Gordon, beloved husband of the late Katherine. Loving father of Liz of Toronto, and Sue (Barry BOWERMAN) of Walden. Dear "Gramp" of John and Colin and dear "Bop" of Kim and Caitie. Great-grandfather of Liam. Friends may call at Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre at 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Friday from 12: 30 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired in memorium donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
BOWERS, Wm. Archie
At the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Friday May 25, 2007 of Feversham in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Olive COWELL. Loving father of Linda BOWERS of Moncton, New Brunswick, and Garry (Wendy) BOWERS of Feversham. Loved Grampa of Jason and Jessica. Dear brother of Jean IVENS of Innisfil, Bob (Marg) BOWERS of Bayfield and Sylvia FLYNN of Bolton. Private family arrangements entrusted to the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton.
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BOWERS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-04 published
BOWERS, Alwyn Joyce " Pat" (née HARGEST)
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services on Wednesday morning, January 3rd, 2007. Alwyn Joyce BOWERS (née HARGEST,) of Owen Sound, in her 75th year. Dearly beloved wife of James BOWERS. Loving mother of Deidre INNES and her husband, Don, of Stratford, Shannon BOWERS and her husband, Royden, Bradley BOWERS and his wife, Kim, both of Owen Sound and Tim BOWERS and his wife, Kathy, of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Proud grandmother of Tracy, Gary, Jason, Justin, Mark, Aaron and Megan and great-grandmother of Hannah and Isaac. Alwyn will be sadly missed by her brothers, Herb HARGEST and his wife, Sally, Bruce HARGEST and his wife, Linda, and Glen HARGEST and his partner, Norma, all of Owen Sound: her sister, Lenore WRIGHT and her husband, Ivor, of Guelph; her sister-in-law, Vera CRYMBLE her brothers-in-law, Jimmy Lockwood and Jim Weir. Predeceased by her parents, Bryan and Gwen HARGEST; her son, Michael BOWERS her brothers, John, Evan, Llewellyn and Brian HARGEST; her sisters, Peggy LOCKWOOD and Pamela WEIR. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Friday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service. A Funeral Service for Alwyn BOWERS will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 6th, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Dr. Brad CLARK officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association as your expression of sympathy.

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BOWERS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
WYSE, Derek Malcolm
Passed away at Freeport palliative care unit on June 14th, 2007 at the age of 80.
Born in London, England, December 9, 1926, son of the late Doctor H.D. WYSE and Lilian BILANTZ. He immigrated to New York in 1939, received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1945 and his M.D. from McGill University in 1948 at the age of 21. After 5 years of postgraduate work in Montreal he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1953. He then came to Kitchener where he practiced as a consultant in Internal Medicine and later in the Diseases of Allergy.
During his career, he served as Chief of Medicine at both K-W (Grand River) and Saint Mary's Hospitals. He was president of the medical staff at Saint Mary's Hospital and for many years was Chairman of the Intensive Care Unit of that hospital. He retired in 2003 after 50 years of practice in Kitchener-Waterloo.
He served as Chairman of the Section of Allergy of the Ontario Medical Association. He was a Clinical Director of Cybermedix Laboratory locally and a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of that company. He was president and Clinical Director of Kitchener Allergy Laboratories. He was a pioneer in the use of audio-visual equipment as an educational tool in medical practice.
He at one time was chairman of the K-W Council of Christians and Jews and was a founding member and the second president of Temple Shalom. He served as the Medical Officer of the Scots Fusiliers of Canada and was second in command of the 24th Field Ambulance. He was active in many volunteer organizations and served as a director for many years of the K-W Art Gallery, the K-W Symphony, the Centre in the Square and was one of the founding committee members for the establishment of the Centre in the Square. He was a member of the Waterloo Rotary Club and served as a director of Planned Parenthood locally. He was a member of Westmount Country Club.
During his post-graduate years in Montreal, he had a radio program on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the early history of classical music. He was well known for his expertise in Indian Cooking, which he taught locally and in Toronto.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Ann WARE, a son Bruce WYSE (Kate) and daughter Sharon BOILEAU (Paul) and his stepchildren, Tracey STEFFENS (Greg,) Pamela THEAKER (Jim,) Lisa MATTHEWS (Brad) and 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. He was predeceased by his stepson Scott LIDDLE (1990) and daughter Lesley BOWERS (2005.) His brother Seymour WYSE lives in London, England.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive relatives and Friends on Monday, June 18, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1-1: 45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener. Derek's life will be celebrated in the chapel of the Funeral Home, on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, Grand River Hospital Foundation, (donations toward a pain pump would be most welcome), United Israel Appeal, The Canadian Cancer Society and the K-W Lung Association.
Visit www.henrywalser.com for the Doctor Derek Wyse memorial.

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BOWES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
BARBEAU, Gérard
Passed away on Wednesday December 27, 2006 in Montreal, age 92 years. Predeceased by his wife Cécile DUPUIS, he is survived by his children Francine (Bruce ROBILLARD,) Monique (Paul BUISSONNEAU,) Gisèle (the late Keith KROON,) Marie-Andrée (Barry BOWES) and Louis-Philippe (Jocelyne LEFEBVRE,) his grandchildren Alain, Brian, Annick, Martin, Catherine, Sophie-Anne, Mélanie, Christopher, Julien, Laurent and Marie-Ève, his great-grandchildren Sarah, Mathieu, Virginie, Justin, Ève, Félix and Chloé, his sisters-in-law Madeleine and France (Léopold ROY) as well as numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and Friends. The family will receive condolences on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from noon to 4 p.m. at Urgel Bourgie Funeral Parlor 1255, Beaumont (L'Acadie), TMR www.urgelbourgie.com. A liturgy of the Word will follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Funeral Complex. In lieu of flowers, donations to L'Assistance Maternelle, 181 Bloomfield Avenue, Outremont, H2V 3R5 would be greatly appreciated.

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BOWES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-08 published
DANIELS, Sylvia
On Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Sylvia DANIELS, beloved wife of Marvin. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Linda and Sheldon LIFSHEN, John and Penny, Gary of Calgary, Ken of Detroit. Dear sister of Bernard WILKS. Devoted grandmother of Jeff and Ann LIFSHEN, Marni LIFSHEN and Mark STEINBERG, Hayley and Rik BOWES, Jordan and Chris, Eli and Yael STAIMAN, Joshua, Jamie and Arlyn, and great-grandmother of Austin, and Riley. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Tzedec Memorial Park. Shiva 15 Barrydale Crescent. If desired, donations may be made to the Sylvia Daniels, Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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BOWIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-06 published
Wiarton's Tom NORRIS dies at 68
Entrepreneur had drive to help others
By Tara BOWIE, Wednesday, June 06, 2007
A man who Friends and family said had a life ambition to help others died suddenly Monday at his home in Wiarton.
Tom NORRIS, described as an icon, a pillar in the community, an entrepreneur, a hard worker and a loving family man, died of a heart attack at 68.
For more than 40 years Mr. NORRIS raised money for a variety of causes including the Wiarton hospital, Owen Sound hospital, Easter Seals and the Gateway Haven seniors' home in Wiarton.
He would have celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with wife Gail in October. He was a proud father to six daughters and grandfather to 10 grandchildren, she said.
Her husband didn't have hobbies, Gail NORRIS said. His biggest interest was helping the community.
Using his influence and determination, Mr. NORRIS helped raise more than $5 million to help build the Wiarton hospital, she said.
Bill WALKER, a member of the Healthy Connections hospital fundraising campaign, regarded Mr. NORRIS as a mentor whose Friendship spanned more than 25 years.
"He's the type of guy that if he set his mind to it, no matter what it was, he would see it through," he said.
Mr. NORRIS's passion and determination helped save the hospital during the 1990s when the provincial Conservative government considered shutting it down, said longtime friend A.J. LEEDER.
Rallying more than 2,000 people in the Wiarton Arena, picking some up by bus, Mr. NORRIS lit a fire in people to save the hospital, LEEDER said.
Mr. NORRIS came up with the idea for Snowarama/Skiarama, which later became Winterama, in 1975. The fundraiser has helped raise money for Easter Seals and other children's causes.
He had a special place in his heart for children, LEEDER said.
He was a Rotary Club member, sat on the Wiarton recreation committee and was a founding member of the local Crime Stoppers organization. He brought celebrities including wrestler Whipper Billy Watson and performers Charley Pride, Anne Murray, Tommy Hunter and Stompin' Tom Connors to the area for fundraising events.
At 16, with only a Grade 8 education and help from mentor Don BUMSTEAD, NORRIS bought his first car and started a taxi business. That one cab turned into a fleet, which he sold to buy a bus. He grew his bus business into a 155-vehicle line.
NORRIS operated Owen Sound's transit system for the city when he died.
"Most unexpected outcome from a child with a limited chance. He took it and bloomed and blossomed," LEEDER said of his friend's life.
Member of provincial parliament Bill Murdoch's office is near the Owen Sound bus terminal. The two knew each other for more that 25 years and yelled at each other over the fence from time to time.
"The community will really miss him," Murdoch said. "He was simply the most generous person, always willing to help people."
Wiarton Mayor Gwen GILBERT knew NORRIS all her life and said it would be hard to find someone else who gave so much to his community.
"His legacy of hard work and determination will live on forever," she said.

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BOWIE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-29 published
Teen dies of motocross injuries
Ontario Provincial Police say no charges to be laid
By Tara BOWIE, Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Track conditions were not at fault in the death of a 15-year-old motocross rider near Williamsford, an Ontario Provincial Police investigation has concluded.
Grey County Ontario Provincial Police media relations officer Const. Drew WILDER said Tuesday that no charges will be laid.
Zachary ANKNER of Orangeville was practising at Motopark when he lost control of his bike, WILDER said.
He was travelling alone when the crash occurred on a portion of the track where a rider can gain enough speed to hit a jump and clear two hills.
ANKNER hit the crest of the jump and travelled 10 metres (30 feet) before losing control.
He was wearing all required protective gear, but suffered serious head trauma and was airlifted to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and later died of his injuries on August 18.
Motopark owner Carl BASTEDO said ANKNER was an experienced rider.
He started riding at the age of 10 and raced at the park in several competitions this season.
All races at the track are sanctioned by the Canadian Motocross Association, which requires each rider to have a racing licence to compete.
"It's an extreme sport and with that comes risk. All we can do is make sure everybody stays as safe as they can," he said.
BASTEDO has owned and operated the park since it opened 35 years ago.
ANKNER's death is the second in the park's history. The first was in 2001.
BASTEDO said more than 10,000 riders will use the park between April and October and at this point in the season six riders have been injured needing ambulance assistance.

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BOWIE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
BOWIE, William " Bill"
The family of the late William "Bill" BOWIE would like to express our sincere thanks to our relatives, Friends and colleagues for their kindness and support during the recent loss of our much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Special thanks are extended to the nursing Staff and support Team at Parkwood Hospital 5B South for their compassionate care during Dad's six month stay. We would also like to thank the Grand Bend Legion, A. Millard George Funeral Home, and Reverend Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR for their professional help and guidance. Ruth YOUNG, Jim BOWIE, Margaret BOWIE and families.

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BOWIE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
STRUTHERS, Jean Laurie (née BOWLEY)
Peacefully, and with characteristic grace, in her eighty-eighth year, following a fifteen-day illness, on 4 July 2007, at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Born 6 October 1919 in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County; third of four children of Walter and Eva BOWLEY. Graduate of Strathroy Collegiate Institute and of Westervelt College in London. Lived vibrantly, generously, kindly, affectionately. Loving wife for nearly fifty years of Jack STRUTHERS of London (d. 1991) and, later, loving partner for over eleven years of William BOWIE of Grand Bend (d. 2006.) Predeceased, too, by her elder sister, Mary BOWLEY, her older sister, Anne KEMP, her younger brother, Walter BOWLEY, and by other Friends, among them, her older sister's husband, Jim KEMP, Fred and Jean Hammerton, Win Schell.
Loving mother of Doctor J.R. (Tim) STRUTHERS and ever-appreciative friend of his wife, Doctor Marianne MICROS, both professors of English at The University of Guelph. Loving and especially proud grandmother of their daughters Eleni KAPETANIOS and Joy STRUTHERS, and fond friend of their respective partners, Dan BORTOLLON and Rob STEFANYK, all of Guelph. Loving aunt of Penn KEMP, of Jamie KEMP, of Frank, Marc, Joel, and Luke BOWLEY. Mentor and friend to many others. Herself now repeating, as her mother had said to her, "I will always be with you." And she will. All those around her being reassured, made finer, made resplendent, by her presence. Individuals are invited to remember Jean in their own personal ways, by continuing to be their own special selves. Cards, words, remembrances may be sent to The Struthers Family, 75 James Street West, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1E5. Any financial donations may be directed to the organization of each person's choice or to "London Health Sciences Foundation, Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit," 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the good souls already named, particularly Penn KEMP, along with Jean's very special friend, Ursula WEINHARDT, Jean's caregivers, Cheryl GOCAN and Sylvia REED, her doctor, Keith FERGUSON, the staff in the Intensive Care Unit of University Hospital, and those other relatives and Friends of Jean's and her family's who shared, appreciated, returned Jean's love and delight and dignity, who strive to keep these qualities alive.

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BOWINS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-24 published
SCHULTZ, Ruby Margaret (BUMSTEAD)
Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Saturday December 22, 2007. The former Ruby Margaret BUMSTEAD of Meaford, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Hugh J. SCHULTZ (1988.) Dear mother of Peggy SCHARF (Lester;) Kathy HORN (Del;) Lorraine JAGO (Bob) all of Nanaimo, British Columbia; Ross SCHULTZ (Isabel) of Meaford; John SCHULTZ (Laura) of Desboro; Donna SPEIDEL (Wayne) of Nanaimo, British Columbia; David SCHULTZ (Brenda) of Meaford Bawn CLARK (Bob) of Owen Sound; Betty WHITTINGTON (Don) of Toronto Charlie SCHULTZ (Jan;) Linda BOWINS (Leonard) all of Meaford Joanne JONES of Hamilton; Sandra GREEN (Ted) of Latchford; and Paul SCHULTZ (Judy) of Meaford. Fondly remembered by 39 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild and a sister, Laura BARFOOT. Predeceased by daughters Dorothy WILLAN and Eleanor SMOOK, a son Roger SCHULTZ, brothers Wilmer, Earl, Jim, Percy, Gordon, Walter, sisters Mary WILSON and Eleanor MOULTON and an infant sister Jessie. Also survived by sons-in-law Jim WILLAN and Gene SMOOK and a brother-in-law Ken. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford on Sunday afternoon from 2 until 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Meaford United Church on Monday December 24th at 1: 30 p.m. with Reverend Judith OLIVER officiating. A private family service of interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BOWLER o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-26 published
AKINS, George Henderson.
After a long battle with cancer, on Monday, September 17, 2007 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Rogers Street Site in his 68th year with his family at his side, George Henderson AKINS passed peacefully. Beloved husband of Gloria SERNIUCK and the late Donna LITTLE. Loving father of Brad (Gail) of Barrie, Tanya (Jamie) DUPUIS of Ayr and the late Gregory. Loving grandfather of Connor and Jayden ALDUS, Keenan McHUGH and Nolan DUPUIS. Beloved brother of Joan STODDART (the late Robert) of Eugenia and Robert (Dale) of Hanover. son of the late Harry and Sadie AKINS. Son-in-law of Doris (the late Joseph) LITTLE of Markdale. Brother-in-law of Darlene (Gary) BOWLER of Ottawa. Remembered by his extended family Nick and Patricia SERNIUCK, Nickolas, Miread and Maeve, Brother-in-law Fred (Diane) PARK of Markstay and Jim HARRISON of Toronto. Predeceased by mother-in-law Margaret PARK. He will be sadly missed by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. George retired from Daimler Chrysler in 2001 after 32 years of service. The family received Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, September 23. Service was held in the chapel on Monday, September 24 at 11 a.m. Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society, Peterborough Regional Health Centre or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
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BOWLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-21 published
AKINS, George Henderson
After a long battle with cancer, on Monday, September 17, 2007 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Rogers Street Site in his 68th year with his family at his side, George Henderson AKINS passed peacefully. Beloved husband of Gloria SERNIUCK and the late Donna LITTLE. Loving father of Brad (Gail) of Barrie, Tanya (Jamie) DUPUIS of Ayr and the late Gregory. Loving grandfather of Connor and Jayden AKINS, Keenan McHUGH and Noland DUPUIS. Beloved brother of Joan STODDART (the late Robert) of Eugenia and Robert (Dale) of Hanover. son of the late Harry and Sadie AKINS. Son-in-law of Doris (the late Joeseph) LITTLE of Markdale. Brother-in-law of Darlene (Gary) BOWLER of Ottawa. Remembered by his extended family Nick and Patricia SERNIUCK, Nikolas, Miread and Maeve, Brother-in-law Fred (Diane) PARK of Markstay and Jim HARRISON of Toronto. Predeceased by mother-in-law Margaret PARK. He will be sadly missed by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. George retired from Daimler Chrysler in 2001 after 32 years of service. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, September 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, September 24 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Flesherton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Cancer Society, Peterborough Regional Health Centre or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

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BOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
SIM, Barbara May (née BOWLER)
Born March 10th, 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, December 30th, 2006. Barbara grew up in Ottawa and lived most of her life in Ottawa and North Gower, Ontario, working for many years on the staff of Ottawa's Interval House. She moved to Guelph with her late husband, Alex, in 1985, and soon became involved in a host of community and charitable activities, from the Guelph Spring Festival and the building of the River Run Centre to Food Share and the Ignatius Farm Community. Her strong sense of social responsibility was always combined with a love of beauty, and a gift for bringing it into being. Her practicality, enthusiasm and serenity touched many lives. She will be deeply missed by her sisters Patricia, Margaret, and Mary, brothers Arthur and David, her two sons Peter and Christopher, her step-children Heather, Robert, and David, grandchildren Virgil, Rachael, Booker, Winona, Eric, Eli, and John, daughters-in-law Margaret, Carol, Joanne, and Yoko, and by so many in the community who have experienced her warmth and generosity of spirit. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 4th, 2007 at Harcourt Memorial United Church 87 Dean Ave., Guelph, at 2: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the R. Alec Sim Memorial Fund at Queen's University (Rural Ministry), or to a charity of choice. This coming spring, Barbara will be interred with her beloved husband of 30 years, the late Alex SIM, in Holstein, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph 519-822-4731. (Send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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BOWLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
MacDONALD, John Alexander
Peacefully, on December 11, 2007 at Veterans"Wing, K1C, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (WAKEFIELD,) John will be sadly missed by his three children, Margaret CASEY and her husband John of Toronto and Baysville, Janet BOWLER and her husband Alan of Ancaster, and John MacDONALD and his wife Kathleen of Toronto. Loving Bop of Blair, Grant, Ross and Alec; Matthew and Andrew; Siobhan and Brendan; and great-grandfather of Caoilinn (deceased), Evan and Fianna. Predeceased by his three sisters, Norah WICKS, Mary MacDONALD and Peg McEWEN, all of Winnipeg. John was born February 4, 1916 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and grew up in Brandon and Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from Queen's University in 1938 and started his career with the Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company. John retired from Manulife in 1979 as a Financial Vice President. He enjoyed his summers at the cottage on Lake of Bays and was an Honourary Member of Don Mills Kiwanis-Golden K. John served as an Artillery Officer with the Royal Canadian Army in World War 2 and saw action in the European Theatre. The family wish to thank the staff of K1C for the loving care, respect and support they provided Dad for the many years he lived in K Wing. Also a very special heartfelt thanks to Irene Willmott for her companionship to Dad and her endearing sense of humour. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13th. Celebration of Dad's Life will take place at 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2007 in Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road (at McRae Drive), Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Daily Bread Food Bank, 530 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto M5V 1A5, or the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 81, Baysville P0B 1A0. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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BOWLES o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-28 published
CROSS, Nina and Lorne and Larry and Wayne
In loving memory of a wonderful mother, father, brothers, uncle's and grandparents, Nina December 1, 2001, Lorne October 19, 1989, Larry March 19, 1974 and Wayne November 8, 1986.
We who love you sadly miss you
As it dawns another year
In our lonely hours thinking
Thoughts of you are ever near.
- Sadly missed but always remembered, Donna, Steve, Jill and David BOWLES.
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BOWLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
STRUTHERS, Jean Laurie (née BOWLEY)
Peacefully, and with characteristic grace, in her eighty-eighth year, following a fifteen-day illness, on 4 July 2007, at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Born 6 October 1919 in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County; third of four children of Walter and Eva BOWLEY. Graduate of Strathroy Collegiate Institute and of Westervelt College in London. Lived vibrantly, generously, kindly, affectionately. Loving wife for nearly fifty years of Jack STRUTHERS of London (d. 1991) and, later, loving partner for over eleven years of William BOWIE of Grand Bend (d. 2006.) Predeceased, too, by her elder sister, Mary BOWLEY, her older sister, Anne KEMP, her younger brother, Walter BOWLEY, and by other Friends, among them, her older sister's husband, Jim KEMP, Fred and Jean Hammerton, Win Schell.
Loving mother of Doctor J.R. (Tim) STRUTHERS and ever-appreciative friend of his wife, Doctor Marianne MICROS, both professors of English at The University of Guelph. Loving and especially proud grandmother of their daughters Eleni KAPETANIOS and Joy STRUTHERS, and fond friend of their respective partners, Dan BORTOLLON and Rob STEFANYK, all of Guelph. Loving aunt of Penn KEMP, of Jamie KEMP, of Frank, Marc, Joel, and Luke BOWLEY. Mentor and friend to many others. Herself now repeating, as her mother had said to her, "I will always be with you." And she will. All those around her being reassured, made finer, made resplendent, by her presence. Individuals are invited to remember Jean in their own personal ways, by continuing to be their own special selves. Cards, words, remembrances may be sent to The Struthers Family, 75 James Street West, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1E5. Any financial donations may be directed to the organization of each person's choice or to "London Health Sciences Foundation, Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit," 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the good souls already named, particularly Penn KEMP, along with Jean's very special friend, Ursula WEINHARDT, Jean's caregivers, Cheryl GOCAN and Sylvia REED, her doctor, Keith FERGUSON, the staff in the Intensive Care Unit of University Hospital, and those other relatives and Friends of Jean's and her family's who shared, appreciated, returned Jean's love and delight and dignity, who strive to keep these qualities alive.

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BOWLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-12 published
PANTZIRIS, Panayotis " Takis" (January 4, 1929-October 10, 2007)
It is with great sadness that the Pantziris family announces the passing of their dear father at the age of 78 on October 10, 2007 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was loving, generous, and fully supporting to his family, to his Friends, to his faith and church and to his adopted country of Canada. He had great love and endless dedication for his wife, children and family, derived great joy from his grandchildren, possessed immeasurable enthusiasm for his business, and his love for life and his drive for excellence will continue to inspire many. Takis was born in Alexandria, Egypt, studied Engineering in France and spent his remarkable career building textile plants worldwide and pioneering new textile processes. He was passionate about his work, and was recognized and respected as a genius in his field of yarn manufacturing. Takis is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Aglaia (neé MOULLAS,) his children Spiros PANTZIRIS and daughter Ellen BOWLIN, and their spouses Julie PANTZIRIS and Brent BOWLIN. Especially dear to him were his five grandchildren, Panayotis (Taki), Alexander, Jack, Nicholas, and Aglaia (Lia). He will also be missed by his sister Stella and brother-in-law Paul BOUCHEROT, his sister-in-law Helen MOULLAS and his dear nieces and nephew, his cousins, and his many Friends. The family also wishes to express its thanks to Mrs. Nympha Verder and Mrs. Ruth Agbanay and to the doctors and nurses of Princess Margaret Hospital for the care and dedication they bestowed upon our father. Family and Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Avenue East (at Midland), Scarborough, on Friday, October 12, from 6: 00 p.m-9:00 p.m. Services will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3840 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough, on Saturday, October 13, at 10: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation are appreciated. His love and faith will be with us always.

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BOWLIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-06 published
Engineer was among the first textile makers to go green and recycle
Founder of Spintex was on his way to becoming a naval engineer when he took the advice of a stranger on a train and took up the manufacture of fabrics. Today, he is regarded as a genius
By Noreen SHANAHAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- Panayotis PANTZIRIS was a "green" textiles manufacturer long before most of his contemporaries had even thought of the concept. The founder of Spintex Yarns in Toronto, he was the first in the industry to salvage scraps from the floors of cutting rooms and recycle them into quality yarn. Considered something of a genius, he was recognized as one of the world's experts in yarn spinning and fabric development.
"What we're hearing today, from people like Al Gore, my father recognized in 1990," said his son, Spiros, Chief Executive Officer of Spintex. "He always believed that, even though people were buying the yarn from us for many reasons, he knew that one day they would buy it because of its environmental value."
It all started in 1950 because of a chance meeting with a stranger. Just like the Dustin Hoffman character in the movie The Graduate who was told that "the future is in plastics," he was told his future was in fabrics.
Panayotis (Takis) PANTZIRIS was born in Alexandria, Egypt, a few years after the country gained its independence from Britain. His father, Spiros, worked as a headwaiter at the British Officers Club and often took home extra rations for his wife and two children in the heart of the Greek expatriate community. By all accounts, young Takis was more interested in hefty portions of food, or in playing sports, than he was in anything having to do with fabrics. A child with a large capacity for curiosity, he also attached himself to all kinds of hobbies or buried himself behind a book.
He graduated from a Greek high school in Alexandria at a time when the Second World War was raging not far away. He remembered watching the streets fill up with soldiers from Britain, New Zealand, Australia and India who were assembling to defend the city. At this time, the Germans stood poised at the Egyptian border with Libya, with Alexandria, Cairo and the Suez Canal as their next targets. As it turned out, Erwin Rommel never set foot in Alexandria; the Germans were turned back at the Second Battle of El Alamein in late 1942.
It was a challenging time to be a teenager, but Mr. PANTZIRIS graduated with high grades and fluency in Arabic, Greek, French, English, Italian and Spanish. His father told him to get an education abroad. At 21, he left Alexandria for France to study naval engineering in Marseilles. It was on a train crossing France that he met a fellow passenger who urged him to go into textiles. Until that moment, it is likely the thought had never crossed his mind. But, perhaps because Egypt was a giant in the cotton industry, he fully understood the wisdom of the man's advice. Instead of leaving the train in Marseilles, he continued north to Mulhouse, close to the Swiss and German borders, and entered an apprenticeship in a machine shop that held contracts with textile factories. For a year, he learned mechanical skills on the shop floor, then decided it would be a good idea to attend the École nationale supérieure des industries textiles de Mulhouse and get an education as a textile mechanical engineer.
After graduating, he returned to Egypt and, 18 months later, became general manager of a large textile mill that employed more than 3,000 workers. Later, he set up a second mill for the same owner. In the end, he built and operated four plants in Egypt: two yarn-spinning ones, a fabric and yarn dye house and a knitting one.
By the mid-1950s, Egypt was in crisis. In 1952, a group of army officers that included Gamal Abdel Nasser had seized power and begun nationalizing industries. In 1956, Nasser became president and took over the Suez Canal. Britain, France and Israel allied themselves to regain control and attacked Egypt, but Soviet and U.S. pressure forced the withdrawal of forces - all of which caused Mr. PANTZIRIS to think seriously about going abroad again.
Not long after, he met an attractive young woman named Aglaia and fell in love. They married in 1957. Together, they believed opportunities would be greater elsewhere. Mr. PANTZIRIS spent a few years working on contracts in Sudan, Germany and Greece. In 1963, he was hired to build and operate a yarn-spinning plant in Saint-Placide, Quebec By then, he had children, so he took his family with him. They liked what they saw and, a few years later, moved to Toronto, where he took over the running of Canadian Worsted, the largest long-staple yarn-spinning plant in the country. Along the way, he attended industry fairs in Milan, Paris and Hanover to pick up the latest techniques and developments in the business.
All things considered, Mr. PANTZIRIS was probably the smartest textile producer in North America, said clothing manufacturer Len ZWEIG, who likes to tell a story about once sharing an airplane ride with him. "One day I was in Montreal, rushing to get my plane. The stewardess took me to my seat and he was in it. He told me, 'I've got some new type of yarn and I'm opening up my own factory.' So I kicked the guy out of the next seat because I knew that, with this guy, I could make money." They became close Friends, said Mr. ZWEIG, who produced London Fog sweaters in Toronto.
In 1972, Mr. PANTZIRIS left Canadian Worsted and built Spintex Yarns. At last, he had his own plant and could fully develop his ideas. At the forefront was a new technique to recycle yarn. At first, many people in the industry laughed at the idea of making new clothing and textiles from old, said Spiros PANTZIRIS. "It has turned 180 degrees from a negative to a positive selling point," he told the National Post. "He said there was a great business in these scraps of cotton left on cutting-room floors. We talked about the impact on not just the process of spinning but on the environment, as well."
As for his recycled yarn, Mr. ZWEIG said it's not the best yarn in the world but it sure saves a lot of waste. "It goes into a machine in rags and gets ripped apart. It gets put into another machine and, lo and behold, it comes out in a big bale that looks like cotton batting, almost. They put the bale into another machine and it comes out spun as yarn, wind it right on the cones and it's USAble for knitting machines or looms, ready to be shipped out to customers."
Among the customers are Wal-Mart, Nike, Patagonia, Columbia, the Gap and Eddy Bauer.
"I'm dealing with companies now that I never would have dreamed of dealing with," Spiros PANTZIRIS told The Textile Journal in April. "They're coming to [Spintex] because they are selling to the 18-to-24 age group - a group that is, by nature, more interested in the environment."
And the recycling doesn't end there. Fibres too short to be respun are sold to felt makers to be turned into mattress pads; cotton dust created by the spinning process is collected, pressed into a puck-like shapes and given away to local farmers for use as a feed additive or as fertilizer. And there is more to come. In the United States alone, many thousands of metric tons of cotton "table waste" produced by cut-and-sew facilities currently end up in landfills that could be recycled.
For Panayotis PANTZIRIS, it was proof that the textile industry could be environmentally friendly. "He always understood the value of the environment, [and] the value of protecting the environment," said his son. "The fact that he could translate it into a business was something he cherished."
Panayotis PANTZIRIS was born in Alexandria, Egypt, on January 4, 1929. He died of leukemia in Toronto on October 10, 2007. He was 78. He is survived by his wife, Aglaia, his son Spiros and daughter Ellen BOWLIN. He also leaves his sister Stella BOUCHEROT and grandchildren Taki, Jack, Alexander, Nicholas and Aglaia.

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BOWRING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-20 published
BRUNK, Nyle H.
(World War 2 Veteran)
Peacefully at Lee Manor in Owen Sound on Thursday July 19, 2007. In his 87th year, Nyle H. BRUNK, loving husband of Marion BRUNK (née JONES) and the late Alma (née HIPEL.) Loving father of Sharon and her husband John DANILKO, Beverley O'DONOGHUE, Rodger and his wife Jan, Gwen and her husband Neil LAMONT and Karen MORRISON. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather. Dear brother of Jean (Mrs. Allan BOWRING), Delmer BRUNK and his wife Jean, Della (Mrs. Albert WATTS), Helen (Mrs. John GINGRICH), and Betty (Mrs. Bob BORDER). Brother-in-law of Sandra (Mrs. Ronald BRUNK.) Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Ronald. Following Nyle's request a celebration of life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Leprosy Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home (519) 376-2326.

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BOWYER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
FRANKLIN, Frances Dorothy
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Harry William. Will be sadly missed by sons Evan and his wife Patricia of Unionville (Markham) and John and his wife Susan of Toronto. Much loved Bam to Andrew and Sarah (Daniel BOWYER,) Grandma to Stacey and Kyle. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, remembrance donations may be made to Christ Church, 110 Peter Street, Holland Landing, Ontario L9N 1K9.

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