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CAIAZZO o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-10 published
VANSTONE, W. Stuart
(World War 2 Veteran)
Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday October 8, 2007. In his 98th year, W. Stuart VANSTONE, beloved husband of the late Gladys L. VANSTONE (née SEAMAN, 2001.) Cherished father of Patricia ROGERS, and Bill VANSTONE and his wife Gail. Loved grandfather of Mark HETHERINGTON (Sue), Susan MOLNAR (Alex), Scott HETHERINGTON (Kim), Lee Ann CAIAZZO (Carmine), Trisa THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Jason) and Jamie VANSTONE (Aimee) and fourteen great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Stuart was employed by the Department of Highways until his retirement in 1971. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Alzheimer's Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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CAIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-09 published
YOUNG, Roxie Irene (née KERRY)
Of Hanover, formerly of Walkerton, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, June 8, 2007 in her 102nd year. Loving mother of Donald and his wife Sheila of R.R.#2 Paisley. Mother-in-law of Bill DUNCAN of Walkerton. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Keith YOUNG, Joanne and her husband Bob LINDBLAD and Dwayne and Julie DUNCAN as well as her great-grand_sons, Michael, Paul and Adam LINDBLAD. Predeceased by her husband Maurice; daughter Doreen DUNCAN and her parents Jack and Margaret (CAIN) KERRY. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton on Sunday, June 10, 2007 from 12 noon until time of the funeral service at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations to Saint Paul's United Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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CAIN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-18 published
WARNOCK, Catherine June (née McLEOD)
Of Chesley, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Sunday, December 16, 2007 in her 83rd year. June was a lifetime member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #144 Ladies Auxiliary. Cherished mother of Dianne MAULE of Chesley. June will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Gary (Sophie) MAULE and Carol (Paul) RODRIGUES as well as her great-grandchildren, Britney, Brandan, Victoria, Melina, Brandon, Brian and Ethan. She will be fondly remembered by her brother, Cecil (Orma) McLEOD of Chesley and sisters-in-law, Edith McLEOD of Edmonton, Evelyn KERR of Vancouver, Ruth TURNER of Bleinheim and Joyce CAIN of Owen Sound as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Bill, son Paul William, son-in-law William MAULE, brother Mick and her parents, Norman and Reta (McCASKILL) McLEOD. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Branch #144 Ladies Auxiliary service will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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CAINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-15 published
CAINE, W.H. "Bill" (April 27, 1932-October 12, 2007)
It is with profound sadness that the family of William H. (Bill) CAINE announces his passing on Friday, October 12, 2007. Bill will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by Terry, his loving wife of 30 years and sons, Byron and Brent. He also leaves to mourn his passing sisters, Harriet (John) YOUNIE and Louella RAYNER, and brother James (Evelyn) CAINE, sister-in-law Alice, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Robert and John (Jane) and his sister Annie. Bill devoted much of his life to the oil industry and was inducted to the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame in 2000. In addition to the countless hours spent in the oil business, he still found time to dedicate his energies to charitable pursuits. He served as President of the Edmonton Shrine Club Division of Al Azhar of Calgary and devoted his time to the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation. Bill was recognized by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Fish and Game Association and Nature Conservancy Canada for his conservation ethic and his support to making Buffalo Lake Moraine Conservation Area a reality. His other interests included happy times spent with hunting and fishing buddies and numerous rounds on the golf course with his golfing compatriots. Relatives and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Bill's life on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at Hainstock's Funeral Home, 9810-34 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, with a reception to follow. Those who wish to do so are invited to a service of burial immediately following the service. In lieu can be Stroke Kidney of flowers, donations made to The Heart and Foundation or The Foundation. Hainstock's Funeral Home and Crematorium 440-2999 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial

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CAIRD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-30 published
CAIRD, Carol Ann Janet (GAULIN) (1944-2007)
Senior Vice President (Retired) Exit Realty International
Carol Ann Janet CAIRD (GAULIN) on Saturday, July 28, 2007, after a lengthy illness and courageous fight, passed peacefully in her hometown of Napanee, Ontario. Carol commenced a successful career in real estate in 1977 and entered business in Kingston, Ontario as owner/operator of C. Caird Real Estate in 1982. Having owned and operated five Re/Max offices in Kingston and area, Carol was named Broker Owner of the Year in 1993. In 1996 Carol joined in the launch of what would become Exit Realty International with extensive operations in Canada and later in the United States. She retired from Exit in 2003. Honoured to be one of the first women invited to be a Rotarian in Canada, Carol has been a constant supporter in Kingston and Napanee areas, being named a Paul Harris Fellow. Carol's chosen charities are World Vision and the Salvation Army. Survived by her spouse Dennis CAIRD, Carol is missed by five children, Dennis Lawrence Jr., of Napanee, Kelly Lynn (the late Garry McLEAN), Mary Beth, David Ross (Suzanne), of Ottawa, Andrew Preston (Josie) of London, England, and five grandchildren, Nicolas, Claudia, Talia, Gabrielle of Ottawa and Lawrence of London, England. Carol is survived by brothers Terry (Helen) of Calgary and Douglas (Roxanne) of Newburgh and predeceased by sister Linda, brothers Dennis and Ricky ROSS. The Caird family would like to express their appreciation to the parishioners of St. Patrick's Church for their continual prayers, the many health care providers and the close family and Friends who provided additional support throughout Carol's spirited fight. Family and Friends will be received at Wartman Funeral Home, 448 Camden Road, Napanee, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. and August 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In celebration of Carol's life, a Funeral Mass will be held on August 2 at St. Patrick's Church, 179 West Street, Napanee, at 11 a.m.

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CAIRNCROSS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
RUSHFORTH, Frances Finlay (née WHITTLESEY)
Peacefully at home, in Ottawa on July 30, 2007 in her 88th year. Wife of the late Jock RUSHFORTH. Loving mother of John (Tanya) of Victoria, Sarah (Greg) CAIRNCROSS of Calgary, Caroline (Bill) PEARSON of Canton, New York and Peter (Di) of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Nathen and Kio RUSHFORTH, John, William and Zoe CAIRNCROSS, Kate and Beth PEARSON and Jake and Isobel RUSHFORTH. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday August 4th at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Anglican Church, 24 Sandridge Road, Ottawa. Reception to follow in the church hall. condolences/donations at www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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CAIRNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
'True hero' killed in the line of duty
Two men face charges after 22-year veteran is slammed into a tree while attempting to arrest suspected airbag thief
By Timothy APPLEBY and Geoff NIXON with a report by Alan CAIRNS, special to The Globe and Mail, Page A1
Markham, Ontario -- An undercover York Regional Police officer, dragged to his death yesterday by an alleged car thief on a sleepy residential street, is "a true hero" who paid the ultimate price for his "selfless sacrifice," Police Chief Armand LA BARGE said.
A charge of manslaughter has been laid against a 19-year-old Toronto man, with further charges pending. A second suspect in custody also faces an array of criminal charges.
Constable Robert PLUNKETT was a 22-year veteran of York Regional Police and 43-year-old father of three. He died after an abortive 5 a.m. operation when he approached the driver's side of a car to arrest a man suspected of trying to steal airbags - a profitable mini-industry in the auto-theft world.
The suspect threw the Honda into reverse and Constable PLUNKETT was trapped by the open driver's-side door. The vehicle drove over a curb, across a lawn and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring the officer, Chief LA BARGE said.
Backup police then rammed the vehicle and arrested the driver as he attempted to escape. The other suspect, nearby in a second car, was also quickly apprehended.
Rushed to Scarborough Grace Hospital, Constable PLUNKETT died soon afterward - the first York Regional Police officer killed in the line of duty in more than 20 years.
The slain officer once won a bravery reward for rescuing an elderly woman from a frozen lake and was renowned for his work on behalf of the Special Olympics, a forum for disabled athletes.
"Rob and police officers like him are true pillars of the community that we serve, and their selfless sacrifice and their hard work ensures that the communities that we call home are safe places in which to live and to raise a family," Chief LA BARGE said.
Asked if Constable PLUNKETT's approach of the suspect was in line with normal procedure, Chief LA BARGE replied, "Surveillance officers, when they undertake these types of details, formulate a plan as to how they would effect the arrests where arrests need to be made."
As upwards of 30 officers descended on the crime scene early yesterday, residents of Ascot Crescent described the chaos.
Startled awake by the ruckus, one resident described seeing Constable PLUNKETT lying on the street.
"I heard a very loud noise and somebody yelling," said a woman who asked that her name not be published. "He was lying on the ground and they were trying to get him to breathe."
She said she took a blanket outside to an emergency worker in hopes that it would be passed on to Constable PLUNKETT, but it was too dark for her to tell if it was eventually placed upon him.
A few doors away, at a home directly across the street from where he was killed, another homeowner recounted hearing officers yelling, "Breathing! Breathing!"
Police had followed two cars - both Hondas - from an address in Toronto to Ascot Crescent, in the Birchmount Road and Steeles Avenue area. At least one of the vehicles was stolen and police believe it had been taken to a quiet location to remove its airbag.
The driver was trying to do just that when Constable PLUNKETT moved in for the arrest, Chief LA BARGE said.
The death is the first killing of a police officer in York Region since 1984, when two officers died in the line of duty within weeks, and sent shock waves across the force, formed in 1971 and now serving more than 900,000 people.
"It's an organization where we've not lost many officers, but even one is one too many," Deputy Chief Bruce HERRIDGE said.
The theft of airbags and other auto accessories is a long-established business, said Detective Staff Sergeant Scott MILLS, who heads the Ontario Provincial Police auto-theft unit.
"There is a very large grey market for replacement auto components, airbags being one, along with Global Position System, stereos, body components - things that can easily be put into high-end vehicles," he said.
"Body shops buy them. There's a very low profit margin in auto body repair, so if the owner can buy, say, airbags for a Cadillac Escalade for $100 on the grey market, then he doesn't have to go to General Motors and buy them for $400."
As for the thieves, police say they range from drug-hungry addicts needing a fix, to slick, well-organized criminal gangs.
"And some shops buy them up like candy," another police source said.
In this instance, detectives believe the suspects specialized in the theft of airbags, which also get shipped abroad to developing countries.
Chief LA BARGE suggested Constable PLUNKETT had no choice but to act as he did.
"Surveillance officers work in a team environment, but the situations that they encounter can happen so quickly that there is absolutely no alternative but for the surveillance officers to make those arrests," he said.
"And this is the particular situation that we are dealing with here."
Chief LA BARGE indicated that 43 airbags had been stolen in Markham since January of this year - most from Honda and Acura model vehicles - and that this particular investigation had been under way for two or three weeks.
Nadeem JIWA, 19, has been charged with manslaughter, which usually describes an act of unintentional homicide. Baseer YOUSAFZAI, 23, faces charges of breach of bail and possession of stolen property.
Both men are from Toronto and likely face additional charges, police said.

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CAIRNS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-03 published
Friends mourn a man who was cheerful, selfless
Constable Rob PLUNKETT is York Regional Police's first fatality in the line of duty in more than two decades
By Timothy APPLEBY and Alan CAIRNS and Tim SHUFELT, Page A8
On the chilly February day nine years ago, when 78-year-old Katherine TOPPI's car skidded across a frozen lake and then plunged through the ice close to the retirement home in Markham where she lived, her prospects could scarcely have been more dire.
Ms. TOPPI had suffered a stroke and lost control of her vehicle, which now was submerged in a couple of metres of bone-numbing water.
Fortunately for her, a couple of uniformed guardian angels were on hand.
One was York Regional Police Constable Brent LUCKASAVITCH; the other his partner, Constable Rob PLUNKETT.
Together the policemen carried an inflatable boat out across the ice and paddled it out to the stricken car, the windshield of which Constable PLUNKETT smashed with his baton. They then scooped the shivering Ms. TOPPI to safety.
A cheerful, gregarious father of three and a star athlete who ran triathlons and excelled at half a dozen other strength-testing sports, Constable PLUNKETT won a bravery award for the rescue and would likely have said it was all in a day's work.
But the volunteer work he did, over and above a 22-year police career cut short early yesterday morning, set him apart.
And his particular passion was in working with mentally handicapped athletes.
"He had a tremendous impact; he's been a great inspiration for everyone who knew him. This is a huge loss," said Deborah BRIGHT, president and Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics Canada. "He was just one of these good people you don't meet very often in your life."
When York Regional Police played host to the Ontario Special Olympics in 2000, Constable PLUNKETT chaired the bidding team, raising close to $1-million for the roughly 800 participants, drawn from almost 100 countries. Five events took centre stage: floor hockey, five- and 10-pin bowling, swimming and powerlifting.
As well, he was for many years instrumental in organizing the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, since 1987 the favoured charity of Ontario's police.
"Rob was one of our top fundraisers for more than 15 years," Special Olympics Ontario president Glen MacDONELL said.
"He really believed in what the Special Olympics did for people with intellectual disabilities and he was really engaged in the community. It was in his nature to be that way and he was well thought of right around the world. He was recognized locally, provincially, nationally and internationally because he was one of the best."
Why did he do it? It was not because he had any vested interest. None of his three children - two sons aged 16 and 14 and an 18-year-old daughter - bore any of the handicaps shared by the people whose cause he championed.
"He didn't do this for any obvious reasons - he was just a great man, he loved doing things for other people," said Constable Alan RICHARDSON of the Timmins Police Service, the National Torch Run co-ordinator.
"He had no connection with the Special Olympics other than that he was a police officer and that's our charity of choice. He was just a great family man who loved sports. Everybody he touched and talked to and got to know held him close to their hearts."
Constable PLUNKETT spent several years with the York Regional Police tactical squad, one of the more hazardous police duties, before switching to undercover surveillance work.
"As a police officer you'd think that might be a safer job," Constable RICHARDSON said. "But you know, there is no safe job as a police officer."
In Constable PLUNKETT's small hometown of Midhurst, just north of Barrie, residents were reeling yesterday after learning their neighbour and friend was the fallen policeman they had heard about in news reports. One family friend broke into tears.
"He was a really lovely man, with a really strong family," she said, asking not to be named, before running to the PLUNKETT home. Constable PLUNKETT's widow, a school teacher, was "devastated," the woman said.
The PLUNKETT family sat on the front porch of their grey-brick house on what is normally a quiet street. Cars lined the tree-filled front yard as Friends and family gathered to offer support.
A spokesman for the family said they were too distraught to speak about their loss. A friend of the PLUNKETTs' youngest son said he went over to the family's house after hearing the news.
"He's upset, but it hasn't really sunk in," said 14-year-old Brian HUGHES. "No one wants to believe it's true."
By every account, the veteran officer was a well-liked, if private, neighbour.
Roland DEMPSTER, a 30-year community resident, was aware that Constable PLUNKETT was a policeman but only knew him well enough to wave from his yard.
Mr. DEMPSTER shook his head at what he said was a senseless crime.
"For an airbag? Does that make any sense to you?" he said. "It's sad our society's going that way."
The PLUNKETTs' oldest child, Amanda, is preparing to go to university in the fall, said Kay RADMAN, a co-worker at the nearby Sears department store.
"She's a wonderful girl; we just love her," she said of Amanda, who attended Ms. RADMAN's 50th birthday party last weekend.
In yesterday's wilting heat, flags at all city facilities in the City of Vaughan flew at half mast, as they did at Toronto police stations, to honour the slain officer. They will remain that way until Constable PLUNKETT's funeral.
"Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with his family," Vaughan Mayor Linda JACKSON said in a statement. "The full meaning of the police motto, 'To serve and protect,' is brought home to all of us today by today's tragic event."

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CAIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-20 published
LIST, Wilfred " Wilf"
Suddenly on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Wilf LIST, beloved husband of Ethel LIST. Loving father of Marcy, Stephen, Wendy, and Cary. Dear brother of Ruth CAIT. Devoted grandfather of Samara, Sarah, and Shayna. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva 575 Briar Hill Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation, 416-586-8290.

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