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CUNDARI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
BARTOLI, Edward " Moe"
The family announces with great sadness Moe's death, after a long and courageous battle with cancer on November 29th, 2007 at S.R.H.-Laurentian Site. Born in Sudbury December 18th, 1936 to immigrant parents Argeo and Tersilla BARTOLI (predeceased.) He was the beloved husband of Beverley (MILLER) and father to Leslie (Glenn) MASTRODICASA of Millis, Massachusetts. and Michael (Joanne) BARTOLI of Sudbury. Cherished grandfather to Hillary, Zachary and Shelby MASTRODICASA and Vanessa and Michaela BARTOLI. Brother of Julia (Fred) CUNDARI (both predeceased) and Dan (Anne) BARTOLI of Sudbury and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Moe was actively involved in sports, leaving Sudbury at the age of seventeen to pursue his hockey career. For the next 26 years he played in the E.P.H.L., A.H.L. and the I.H.L. His most memorable years were those he spent in Columbus, Ohio as a player, Coach and General Manager of the Columbus Checkers, Seals and Owls franchises. Moe leaves a rich legacy to hockey fans in Columbus and was proud to be invited as the honoured guest to the first game of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the N.H.L. He spent his off seasons in sales at Star Bottling Works and upon his return from hockey in 1979 worked there until his retirement in 1985. Moe will be sadly missed by all those whose paths he crossed! Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. Funeral Mass in Christ the King Church, 30 Beech Street, Sudbury Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Sunday December 2nd) Flowers, donations and messages of condolence may be made online at www.lougheed.org

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CUNDY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
WALKER, Gordon Edward
At his home in Sauble Beach, with his family by his side Thursday afternoon August 16, 2007. Gord WALKER of Sauble Beach at the age of 69. Loving husband and best friend of the former Frances IANSON. Devoted and loved father of Wayne and his wife Carol and Paul and his wife Kathy all of Owen Sound, Susan WALKER and her husband Marc GIRARD of Collingwood and Kevin and his fiance Kim MIZEN of Sauble Beach. Lovingly remembered by his eleven grandchildren; April, Craig and Jay WALKER, Gregory, Michelle and John WALKER, Kari and Matthew CUNDY and Sydney, Mackenzie and Andy WALKER. Dear brother-in-law of Bill MIDDLETON and his wife Betty of Sauble Beach, Shirley LEE and her husband Murray of Port Perry and Evelyn HERON and her husband Keith of Norwood. Predeceased by his sister Joyce MIDDLETON . Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted from the Hepworth Baptist Church Monday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Zion Cemetery. Expressions of remembrance to the Diabetes Association or the Hepworth Baptist Church would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Gord by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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CUNLIFFE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
GALT, Jessie Josephine
Widow of Eric St. Vincent GALT, nearing her 88th birthday, died peacefully and comfortably in the Scarborough General Hospital, December 12th, due to complications following the successful surgery to repair a recently broken hip. Close friend of "Patrick" De Mattos of Toronto, beloved mother of W. Tom FORSYTHE of Montreal, Quebec, grandmother of Deborah-Anne WHITE/WHYTE of Edmonton, Alberta, sister of Kathleen COLLINS of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, aunt of: Patricia MESSNER of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; Sandra RUSH of Austin, Texas; Jim WADDINGTON of Shelby Twp., Michigan; Darlene CUNLIFFE of Waterford, Ontario, and John McGILLIVARY of Brantford, Ontario, predeceased by sister Mona McGILLIVRAY, late of Brantford, Ontario also predeceased by her step-son Gary Eric GALT, late of Toronto, Ontario. "Joey" was admired and respected by all who knew her. She was determined to live out the final years of her own home, with her treasured "cats" keeping her company until the very end - a true animal lover! At Joey's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will take place imminently. As she instructed, her ashes, as well as those of her beloved husband Eric will be spread on the waters of White Lake, near Palmer Rapids - their favorite vacation hideaway for several decades. Donations in the name of Jessie Josephine GALT may be made to the Scarborough General Hospital Foundation, towards the Intensive Care Unit, or to the Toronto Humane Society.

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CUNNING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-03 published
PRYOR- CUNNING, Catherine (née PRYOR)
At the Bowmanville Hospital on Monday, October 1st, 2007 at the age of 47 years, the former Kate PRYOR of Oshawa. Wife of Steve CUNNING. Mother of Robert POTTS and his wife Valerie of Elderslie Township, and Danielle and her husband Mike CHOPIK of Oshawa. Stepmother of Logan and Georgette CUNNING of Little Britain, and D'Arcy CUNNING and Elisa of Oshawa. Grammie to Clinton, Autumn, and Tyler. She is also survived by three brothers and three sisters. She is predeceased by her parents George and Marjorie PRYOR. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007. Visitation will then take place at the Carleton Co-operative Funeral Home, 337 Lockhart Mill Rd., Jacksonville, New Brunswick from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service will take place in the chapel of the Carleton Co-operative Funeral Home on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Williamstown Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the A.L.S. Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
LOUCKS, John Edwin " Jack"
John Edwin " Jack" LOUCKS, born on the East Back Line in Artemesia Township, Ontario on July 7, 1922, a son of the late Edwin and Mildred (WHITE/WHYTE) LOUCKS, passed away peacefully at Markdale Hospital on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at the age of 84.
After leaving the Flesherton area in 1941, Jack went to Work on the Alaska Highway. He met Edna McARTHUR and the couple were married in 1946. Jack owned and operated JL Loucks Tire Service, a tire retail and repair business in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta for many years until his retirement in 1984, where he and his wife Edna lived and raised their family.
Jack was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and camp and who especially enjoyed touring about in his camper visiting family and Friends. He especially liked taking each of his family for a week during the summer months when they would share time together, usually on a fishing adventure. Jack also enjoyed getting away to the "acreage" where he would relax in his woodworking hobby and just enjoying the life which it provided. His family, and particularly his grandchildren, were his "pride and joy".
He was predeceased by his beloved Edna (née McARTHUR) and is lovingly remembered by his children Tom LOUCKS (Andrea) of Coronation, Jean (Bob) WALL of Calgary, Bob LOUCKS (Shar) also of Calgary, Janice (Gary) AUSTIN of Rocky Mountain House and Ronald, also of Rocky Mountain House. Jack was also predeceased by a son, Donald. He will be sadly missed by his 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Jack will also be remembered as a dear brother by George LOUCKS and his wife Dorothy of Chesley, Doris (late Archie) CUNNINGHAM of New Hamburg, Carmen LOUCKS and his wife Marie of Kitchener, Verna (late Raeburn) ALMOND of Meaford, Milford LOUCKS and his wife Geraldine of Owen Sound, Ronald LOUCKS and his wife Margaret of Markdale and Clifford LOUCKS and his wife Ineke of Flesherton. He was predeceased by brothers Norman LOUCKS of Markdale and Ross LOUCKS of New Brunswick and a sister Jean MERLA of Sudbury and will be remembered also by sisters-in-law Mary LOUCKS of Markdale and Sandra LOUCKS of New Brunswick and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, a family service and celebration of Jack's life, officiated by Reverend Doctor Brian GOODINGS, was conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E. in Meaford, Ontario on Saturday, June 2 at 11: 00 a.m.
Jack's cremated remains will be interred at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.
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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-14 published
HINDMAN, Grace (née CUNNINGHAM)
Of Owen Sound, and formerly of Lion's Head, passed away at Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Owen Sound on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 in her 85th year. Loving mother of John (Charlotte) of Tobermory, Ron of Victoria and Steven (Sharon) of Edmonton. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Kevin (Marlene) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Nathan, Chris (Tania,) Dan, Marina, and Kaitlyn HINDMAN, great-grandchildren Beth and Whitney STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Nicole and Tori BAILEY, great-great-grandchildren Taylor McARTHUR and Braden PALMER, brother Roger (Jane) CUNNINGHAM of Pike Bay, sisters Alma (Murray) ANDERSON of Owen Sound, Eileen WHITTAKER of Lion's Head, brother-in-law Jack JACQUES of Port Elgin and son-in-law Morgan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Lion's Head, as well as many nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her husband Lorne, daughter Marilyn STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, two infant daughters, parents Olive (ROGERS) and Imri CUNNINGHAM, a sister Ruby JACQUES and a brother in infancy. Visitation will be held at the Davidson Chapel, Lion's head on Friday, September 14th from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Grace's life will be held at the Chapel on Saturday, September 15th at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Donations made to Leukemia Research Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-23 published
CUNNINGHAM, Heather (née STEVENSON)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Wednesday November 21, 2007. Heather CUNNINGHAM in her 33rd year. Beloved wife of Christopher CUNNINGHAM of Shallow Lake. Loving mother of Samantha and Tyler, both at home. Loving daughter of Douglas STEVENSON and his wife Betty of Chesley. Remembered by sisters; Sandra and her husband Larry DEMITROFF of Chatsworth, Shirley STEVENSON and her partner Rod McEACHERN of Meaford, Helen STEVENSON of Paisley, Shelley STEVENSON and her partner Len GUSE of Tiverton and brother Shawn STEVENSON of Owen Sound. Daughter-in-law of David and Verna CUNNINGHAM of Shallow Lake. Sister-in-law of Beth and her husband Chad HILLIER of Allenford, Scott CUNNINGHAM of Holland Centre, Mike CUNNINGHAM and his wife Kelly of Tara. Also, remembered by numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family. Predeceased by her mother Faye STEVENSON and her nephew Larry DEMITROFF. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the Shallow Lake Community Church, Shallow Lake on Saturday November 24th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul LAPSLEY officiating. Interment Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake. Memorial contributions to the Shallow Lake Community Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the memorial forest of The Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Heather by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
KILBOURNE, Nancy Anne (née KIRKPATRICK)
Mercifully released from suffering to a better life, Nancy Anne (née KIRKPATRICK,) in her 72nd year. Predeceased by beloved daughter Catherine (1978). Survived by loving family, husband Gary, sons Michael and Robert, grandchildren Stefanie and Andrew, daughter-in-law Helen and mother-in-law Blanche. Also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and their families, special "sister" Joyce GINGERICH of Sarnia and cousin Barry CUNNINGHAM of Colorado and their families and her many dear Friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 13, 2007 at the London Gospel Temple, 288 Commissioners Rd. W. London at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, Nancy would appreciate donations in her name to Teen Challenge Farm.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-27 published
IVEY also a very respected businessperson
Former London member of provincial parliament Dianne CUNNINGHAM says Beryl Ivey was 'a role model for many.'
By Joe BELANGER, Sun Media, Thurs., December 27, 2007
Beryl IVEY, whose philanthropy touched the lives of countless, was also an astute London businessperson, her acumen admired by many.
Accolades continued to pour in yesterday for the London icon who died Christmas morning and will be buried in London tomorrow her birthday -- following a private family service.
A memorial service will be held January 11 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London.
"Most of us know her as a business woman," said Dianne CUNNINGHAM, a former London member of provincial parliament, Ontario cabinet minister and now director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Richard IVEY School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
"We were all involved in raising money and there was always a business plan in place. She always asked the questions… She was a role model for many of us."
CUNNINGHAM, who has known Beryl and Dick IVEY for more than 30 years, was devastated by the news of IVEY's death three days before her 83rd birthday after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.
"She taught us to ask questions, be generous and to always say thank you," said CUNNINGHAM. " She was a great advisor for everybody, who would give you her best ideas. Has London ever known a family like this? No. I'm going to miss her very, very much."
Another London icon, Don SMITH, who founded Ellis-Don Ltd., Canada's second-largest construction company, said he lost a "close friend."
SMITH said Beryl IVEY, president of Beehive Investments Inc., sat on many boards, including corporations, but not just in an honorary capacity.
"Her judgement certainly was respected," said SMITH. " She brought to boards an intelligent, female point of view. She'll certainly be missed."
Through her company Beehive, IVEY contributed $1 million toward a $9-million partnership fund for London's National Centre for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery.
Born Beryl NURSE in 1924 in Chatham to a Canadian army lieutenant-colonel, IVEY was a gifted high school athlete who received a full scholarship to Brescia College at University of Western Ontario in 1943.
It was at school that she met Dick, whom she married in 1949, becoming part of a wealthy family that co-founded the Empire Brass Manufacturing Co., now known as Emco.
It was Dick's father, Richard G. IVEY, who in 1947 incorporated the Ivey Foundation that became such a big part of the couple's lives.
Beryl IVEY is credited with the business-like approach to philanthropy the family adopted in the 1970s. She and Dick passed along control of the foundation to their four children in 1997.
Beryl and Dick IVEY moved to Toronto from London 18 months ago to be closer to their children. In June, Beryl was named to the Order of Canada.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, four children, nine grandchildren and a brother, Robert NURSE.
It's estimated the IVEYs donated about $150 million to philanthropy over several decades.
While much is known about the IVEYs volunteerism and philanthropy toward education, medicine and the arts, not so well known is their wide-ranging interest and support for the environment.
The World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Talbot Land Trust are but a few of the IVEY's benefactors.
Judith RODGER, former chair of the London Community Foundation, said Beryl and Dick IVEY "had a sense of the importance of protecting biodiversity.
"If you ever needed good, sensible advice, Beryl was a good person to turn to," said RODGER.
"She was very astute and cared deeply about the environment. And she had a real business sense."
John KIME, former chief executive of the London Economic Development Corp., said the IVEYs didn't give blindly.
"She put discipline into managing their philanthropy," he said.
"They supported things they felt were truly worthwhile. They did wonderful research and then backed those causes or projects strongly, with commitment. She was an extraordinary person in terms of her commitment to this community. It's a huge loss."
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be made to Foundation Western at University of Western Ontario or the London Community Foundation. Online condolences may be posted at www.harrisfuneralhome.ca

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-09-19 published
CUNNINGHAM, Bill
In loving memory of our dear brother Bill, who passed away Sept "Remembrance will keep you near."
Sadly missed by Susan and Bill
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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
ALLAN, Robert W. " Bob," B.Sc.Phm. (5T6)
Passed peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2007, in his 77th year. Beloved husband and companion on life's journey, of Sheila Marie (née HANDLEY) since June 1, 1957. Dearest father of Barbara (Russ) GOLDING, Dan (Dorothy,) Judith (Manny) KYRINIS, Paul (Laurielle.) Grampa to Cameron and Bradley GOLDING, Zachary, James and Grace ALLAN, Jack, Henry and Beatrice ALLAN, Papa to Michael, Andrew and Emma KYRINIS. Predeceased by son James MERRITT (1977,) parents Robert and Elizabeth, and siblings Alec, Hilda (Howard) CUNNINGHAM, Betty (Jack) GARLAND, Sheila (Jack) Fair (Stan) SKAFTE. Bob was born and educated in St. Catharines, and attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1956. Upon graduation, Bob returned to St. Catharines and was employed in local pharmacies until 1970 when he purchased the former Stewart's Pharmacy in West St. Catharines. In 1987, he presided in the founding of Premiere Pharmacies Inc. which operated four pharmacies in St. Catharines until 1991. Bob was a former president of the Gyro Club of St. Catharines, the St. Catharines Club and the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club also served on the Board of the former Hotel Dieu Hospital. Bob served on the Niagara District Health Council from 1997 to 2000 and was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Automobile Association Niagara, acting as chair from 1987 to 1989. Bob was also on the Board of Directors of the Atlantis Golf Club in Florida where he and Sheila enjoyed many Friendships, the great winter weather, and of course, the golf. A founding member of St. Julia's Parish, Bob served as an usher for many years. We wish to express our thanks to Doctor Preston ZULIANI and staff and the many caregivers from the Community Care Access Centre and Red Cross for their kindness and support these last few months. The family will receive visitors at George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday between the hours 7-9 and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home on Monday. Mass for a Christian burial will be held at St. Julia's Church on Tuesday July 31, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Rite of committal will be held in the family plot in Victoria Lawn Cemetery immediately following the church service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice Niagara or the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital. On-Line Guest Book www.dartefuneralhome.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-27 published
SMITH, Tom " Smitty"
Best friend and beloved husband of Linda passed quietly at the McCall Centre for Continuing Care August 24th after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his parents Ray and Vera, he will be remembered by son Geoff and his wife Jill CUNNINGHAM; daughter Kelly and her husband Dave KRUG; daughter Kim and her husband Paul BURROUGHS; sister Pat and her husband Alfons KONRAD; parents-in-law Howard and Jeanette COATES; grandchildren Kristen, Trevor, Nolan, Samantha, Ethan and Ryan, as well as numerous Friends and family. While born in East York, he spent most of his life in Mississauga. He developed a passion and skill for refereeing hockey, culminating with several years at the National Hockey League level. Finding that his chosen profession was not conducive to a family life, Tom put away the whistle and found success in the world of plumbing supplies. Tom was Owner and President of two companies -- CBS Plumbing Distributors and T&L Fittings. Most recently, he had been the Ontario Sales Rep for BMI Canada. In his free time, he greatly enjoyed his memberships at Mississaugua and Weston Golf Clubs where he developed countless Friendships. Tom also derived great enjoyment from his travels to Titusville Florida. Tom will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, friend and a true lover of life. Many thanks to the staffs at Princess Margaret Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and the McCall Centre for their devoted care. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal visitation or funeral. A small, private celebration of his life will take place in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to either Princess Margaret Hospital or Trillium Health Centre.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
CUNNINGHAM- DUNLOP, Charles James "Jim"
A respected newspaper reporter and farmer, on Thursday evening, September 6, 2007, in his 78th year, at the Emergency Room of Saint_Joseph's Health Centre. He is survived by wife, Anne (nee LANGBALLE,) daughter Jennifer DUNLOP- TRUAX, grandchildren Stephen, Daniel and Emily DUNLOP- TRUAX, sister Mary Dunlop McCANN as well as a nephew and two nieces. He is also survived by two step-sons of Los Angeles, California and Cunningham-Dunlop and Houghton cousins. Jim is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Business Administration and Journalism. At the request of the deceased, no funeral will be held. Friends may call Anne at 416-251-6432 or write annedunlop@rogers.com for details of an informal gathering early on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Jim's life. It will be held at the Snug Harbour Restaurant, former site of the Port Credit Yacht Club.

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
CUNNINGHAM, Lena Margery
Peacefully at Saint Michael's Hospital on Friday, October 12, 2007. Dear sister of Bill WRIGHT. Loving aunt of Jim, Tom, Ted, Muriel, Steve, Tim, Jeff and their families. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, October 15th. A service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, October 16th at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. If desired, donations may be made in Lena's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 2414, Toronto M4P 1E4. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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CUNNINGHAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-16 published
Calm, deliberate Toronto fire captain won citation for rescue operations
Amid the noise and chaos of battling a blaze, his was the steady voice other firefighters heard through the black and blinding smoke. In the end, his career likely cost him his life
By Matthew TREVISAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S8
By the time they found the woman unconscious on a couch, the apartment fire had already ventilated itself, shooting flames out a back room and into the summer night. Firefighter John CHAPPELLE calmly scooped her into his arms and carried her out of the building. For the captain of Toronto Fire Station 443, it was just another day on the job.
For 27 years, he attended fires, medical emergencies and hazardous-material accidents in the same evenhanded and methodical manner. Above the cacophony of fire alarms and smashing glass, his was always the steady voice other firefighters heard while crawling on their hands and knees through black, blinding smoke.
"Some people's voices would have been up two or three octaves," said John Getty, who joined Mr. CHAPPELLE's platoon in 2000. "His never did. His never went up and never went down… He wasn't upset, he wasn't frustrated. He was just doing what we do."
Like the time in September, 2003, when he directed the rescue of a truck driver on Highway 27 in the Toronto area. The driver had been at the wheel of a 16-metre trailer truck when a car ahead of him spun in slippery conditions. He swerved to avoid the smaller vehicle and crashed over a concrete wall. The truck plunged 20 metres onto railway tracks north of Pearson International Airport, trapping the driver in the crumpled wreckage.
Victim Survived
Mr. CHAPPELLE and his crew were in one of several emergency vehicles called to extricate the man. Using a rope line, they ferried equipment from the highway down to the wreck. The smell of diesel fuel filled the air as they trudged though thick mud, dense shrub and broken glass, yet he and his squad never wavered. The man survived, and Mr. CHAPPELLE's platoon later received a citation from the Toronto Fire Services.
John CHAPPELLE grew up in Toronto on Balliol Street, near the Davisville subway station. His father, Art, worked for the Ontario government designing the layout of many provincial parks, including Sibbald Point near Jackson's Point on the shores of Lake Simcoe. His mother Alice (NELSON) stayed home to look after John, the oldest, his sister Diane and his brother Ken.
"All of his life, he was a protector," said his sister, Diane TAHMIZIAN. " Right from the start, I remember I was in kindergarten and there were always bullies in the neighbourhood. He always made sure I wasn't bothered."
With only two years separating them, Mr. CHAPPELLE and his sister shared childhood summers at a cottage in the Bobcaygeon area, northeast of the city, where they canoed and launched bullfrogs into the water with their paddles. They stayed up late reading comics and, when they were old enough, went to the Canadian National Exhibition.
Mr. CHAPPELLE attended Northern Secondary School on Mount Pleasant Road, where he played football, rugby and basketball while nursing a passion for the arts. He played bass guitar, acted in a school musical and sang in the choir. For pocket money, he moonlighted as a disc jockey.
"At the end of Grade 9, I wanted to try out for cheerleading for Grade 10. And the only thing that was holding me back was I just couldn't nail a cartwheel," Diane said. "And so John was asking me, 'What's the problem? Why are you so upset about the tryouts? You'll do great. You'll be fine. I'm sure you're going to make the team.' "
With that, her brother the jock cartwheeled gracefully in front of her. Over the next few weeks, he continued to motivate her and, sure enough, she made the team.
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Mr. CHAPPELLE married young, right out of high school, and lived next door to his parents with his wife, Marian CUNNINGHAM, and their daughter Alyson. Throughout the 1970s, he worked a variety of jobs from meat-shop manager to a McDonald's restaurant manager.
Toward the end of the decade, he was still unclear about what he wanted to do for a career - except that he wanted it to be stable. When a family friend convinced him to apply to be a firefighter, he agreed to give it a shot, never one to turn down an opportunity for something new.
In 1980, he was hired by the Etobicoke Fire Department and started at a quiet station on Renforth Drive. In the early days, he was an eager rookie who felt frustrated that he rarely had a chance to fight a serious blaze. He eventually got many chances to demonstrate his willingness and professionalism.
In April, 1997, ammonia pipes burst at a refrigeration plant on Shorncliffe Avenue, causing one of the largest chemical fires in Etobicoke's history. For more than six hours, firefighters from several Etobicoke stations fought the blaze. From a point high above the fire, he fought the flames with a high-volume nozzle directed downward from an extendable ladder and platform. The drains became clogged by debris, and there was so much water that the firefighters worked in a knee-deep flood, Mr. Getty said.
In 1998, the Etobicoke Fire Department was amalgamated to become part of the Toronto Fire Services, and he applied for a position as a captain. By then, his first marriage had ended and he was happily remarried to Jayne WOODS, an art restorer he had met at a Toronto curling club. They had eloped to Jamaica in 1991 after finding a surprising amount in common: She was intrigued that a brawny firefighter with a mustache and bushy eyebrows would have an interest in art history. By that time, he had racked up 11 credits in four years studying part-time at York University.
After serving as an acting captain at the East Mall Station, Mr. CHAPPELLE was made captain at Station 443 on Islington Avenue. In July, 2002, he was called to an apartment fire on Dixon Road. Using a side door, he and firefighter Jim LAMONT entered the building, a two-story complex containing four units. The fire raged in a rear apartment, blasting out windows and enveloping the building in thick smoke.
After searching the first floor, they went upstairs and entered one of the apartments. There, they found a middle-aged woman unconscious and lying on a couch. She was carried out and taken to the hospital, still unconscious, and that was the last they saw of her. Like many people rescued by firefighters, no one in Mr. CHAPPELLE's crew ever learned what became of her.
Curling Champ
Outside of work, Mr. CHAPPELLE enjoyed the outdoors. There were canoe expeditions, golf games, ski trips to Europe - and curling. In 2005, he was a member of a rink that won the Ontario Firefighters Curling Championship.
In late August, 2006, he suddenly complained that he was unable see stop signs when driving. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an inoperable brain cancer considered by Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to be a work-related disease.
John Arthur CHAPPELLE was born in Toronto on February 3, 1954. He died of brain cancer in Orangeville, Ontario, on September 5, 2007. He was 53. He is survived by his wife, Jayne WOODS, and Alyson, his daughter from his previous marriage. He is also survived by father Art, sister Diane and brother Ken. He is predeceased by his mother, Alice, who died in 2005. About 350 uniformed firefighters from across Ontario attended his funeral.

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CUNNINGHAM, Dorothy
Dorothy passed away peacefully December 16, 2007, a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday, sparing her from the Alzheimer's disease that had just seriously claimed her personality and quality of life.
Do grew up and, after marrying Graham, raised her own family on Vivian Ave. in the Town of Mount Royal. She had many Friends in the town, who all appreciated her sense of humour and musicality. She played the piano, sang in choirs, and every year was involved in a Gilbert and Sullivan production. A natural organizer and promoter, she turned her talents first to the Montreal West Operatic Society and then, after returning to university and moving to Butternut Bay on the Saint_Lawrence River, to the Brockville Arts Centre. She also found time to co-found the Brockville Women's Network and teach English at the college. Graham's retirement saw them spending winters by the beach near Saint_Petersburg in Florida, where, once again, she got her new Snowbird Friends involved in a million activities, including the musical Sister Act.
Do leaves her four children; Jane, David, Gordon and Ann, eight grandchildren; Ross, Alana, Martha, Ashleigh, Evan, Drew, Edward and Kimberly; and one great-granddaughter; Emma. Also her brother, Evan CHURCH.
After family, Friends were the most important part of Do's life. She had many great Friends in all the different locales she lived. She thrived in company, and we'll all remember the distinctive laugh we heard so often.
A private family service will be held. Please send messages to the family c/o David CUNNINGHAM, 604 Broad Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3A 2L8. If you would like to make a donation in Dorothy's memory, please consider doing so to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, Florida 33785. This sanctuary, on Do and Graham's favourite beach, rescues injured seabirds, and was one of Do's favourite destinations.

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