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DEACHMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
PAYNE, Dorothy Rowe Lynch
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Sunday, June 24th, 2007 in her 95th year.
Dear mother of Dennis, Harry and Bernard LYNCH, Lucille SHAW, and Catherine JEANES, Dorothy had fifteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dorothy taught school in Orono and Woodbridge, music in six rural schools in North Darlington, accompanied the Oshawa Choral Society and played the organ in Newcastle United Church for twenty nine years and taught piano lessons for many years.
Dorothy requested that no services are to be conducted for her passing. The family extends appreciation to Doctor OSBORNE, Doctor FINLEY and the staff of Lakeridge Health Bowmanville for their care and dedication. Special thanks is given to Janet and Tom DEACHMAN and the staff of Comfortable Alternatives, Bowmanville, for their constant attention and loving care for Dorothy in her last few years. Donations in Dorothy's memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to The Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 905-623-5668.

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DEACON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
DAzzling keyboard artist found a place in rock 'n' roll history
Quintessential sideman accompanied Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins and others before returning to Canada to play with the likes of Toronto's Pork Belly Futures
By Nicholas JENNINGS, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- Among blues-rock soloists and accompanists, he had few equals. An exceptional pianist, organist and accordion player, Richard BELL left his mark on more than 400 albums. Renowned for his dazzling keyboard chops, performed with such legendary figures as Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield and Bob Dylan, and played a supporting role in some key events in rock 'n' roll history.
Following a stint in the Hawks under Ronnie Hawkins, the classically trained pianist joined Ms. Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band and toured North America.
In 1970, he accompanied the iconic Ms. Joplin on the Festival Express, the historic rock 'n' roll train journey. With Full Tilt, he also appeared on Ms. Joplin's Pearl, her bestselling and most acclaimed album.
Mr. BELL's early-session work included playing on John Sebastian's album Welcome Back, which contained the theme song for the hit television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
He became a full-fledged member of The Band, working with Levon Helm and others, played on the group's final three albums (Jericho, High on the Hog and Jubilation) and performed at Mr. Dylan's 30th-anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden.
Not content to be a sideman - no matter how highly valued by others - he doggedly pursued his own projects, such as producing, arranging and composing a good number of record albums.
"He played with optimism, intelligence and humour, and that made him a fine accompanist as well as a powerful, energetic soloist," says Garth Hudson of The Band. "Richard followed in the tradition of great piano players we had, from Willard 'Pop' Jones and Richard Manuel to Stan Szelest. He was a big part of that lineage for us."
Like many Canadian musicians, Mr. BELL had been drawn south across the border to find work, but in 1989 he returned home, partly at the urging of the Toronto-born songwriter and guitarist, Colin LINDEN. As it turned out, the move was the beginning a long association with Mr. LINDEN, who, as a producer of records, ended up having him perform on more than 40 albums. "He had an incredible way of moving the air when he played."
The association with Mr. LINDEN led to constant session work with Bruce Cockburn, Cowboy Junkies, Sue Foley, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Pork BELLy Futures, and many others. He was also a member of the Nashville country-rock supergroup Burrito Deluxe, performing and contributing songs to its most recent album, Disciples of the Truth.
"He was completely fearless," says Mr. LINDEN. " When he had an idea, he wouldn't hold back - he'd always go for it."
The secret, Mr. LINDEN said, was that at the core of his friend's music lay great strength of character.
The son of Doctor Leslie BELL, a respected Canadian chorale director who founded the Leslie Bell Singers, but who also composed string quartets and played woodwinds in symphony orchestra, young Richard began playing piano at age four and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He attended Upper Canada College, where he excelled at music and was a member of the school's football, hockey and squash teams.
In 1962, his father died. After that, he began playing in local bands with older boys. "I was playing fraternity parties that would get raided by the police, and my mom would freak out," he told an interviewer recently. "But I kept going right through my teenage years."
Although he enrolled at the University of Toronto to study economics and political science, Mr. BELL found the lure of rock 'n' roll too strong and dropped out. He joined the local group Ritchie Knight and the Midnights and began gigging around southern Ontario.
In 1968, he was recruited to join Mr. Hawkins' band, an early version of the group Crowbar. For good measure, he brought along his friend Richard Newell, a vocalist and harmonica player who became known as King Biscuit Boy.
After that, everything happened in a rush. The following year, he appeared with Mr. Hawkins at New York's Fillmore East auditorium where they opened for Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs and Englishmen. He was spotted by Janis Joplin's manager, Albert Grossman, who sounded him out about joining the singer's new ensemble.
In landing the job, Mr. BELL signed on with a group that, like the original version of The Band, included three other Canadians. They were Ken Pearson on organ, John Till on guitar and Brad Campbell, a bassist who had previously played with two groups - The Last Words and The Paupers. The lone American was drummer Clark Pierson.
In early 1970, Ms. Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band began rehearsing and woodshedding - improvising harmony by ear - in San Francisco. Recalls Mr. Pearson: "I was already out there when Richard arrived. He knocked at the door and said, 'Hi, I'm Richard BELL from Toronto.' I asked him what he played, and he said piano. I thought, well, there goes my job. When we went to rehearsal, Janis goes, 'Don't worry, boys, I'm having both organ and piano.' So we flipped a coin and I wound up playing organ and he got piano. We forged a bond right then and there."
It was his work in Full Tilt that first brought Mr. BELL to the attention of Mr. Hudson. Around that time, The Band joined Full Tilt on the Festival Express (Full Tilt's performances from that tour are captured on both the Festival Express DVD and the extended reissued CD edition of Pearl).
Interestingly, the tour was also Mr. LINDEN's introduction to Mr. BELL's playing. Just 10 years old, Mr. LINDEN happened to see him perform with Ms. Joplin in Port Chester, New York "I was such a music fan that it really meant something to me, seeing these Canadian musicians up there on stage," he recalls. "It was a mighty band, and I immediately became aware of what a great player Richard was."
Full Tilt disbanded with the death of Ms. Joplin in October of that year. Mr. BELL moved to Woodstock, New York where he immersed himself in session work for the likes of Judy Collins, Karen Dalton, Eric Andersen and others. For the next two decades, he was kept busy with recording dates at different studios all over the United States.
During that time, he lived briefly in Alabama and in Atlanta, Georgia., where he was married briefly to Mary DEACON and where he gave up music to work for her father's drywall company.
By 1989, however, he had followed the sound of music back to Woodstock, and to the network of recording studios that had developed in the wake of the legendary concert 20 years earlier. There, he first met Mr. LINDEN and began to make a new string of connections. Recalls Mr. LINDEN: "He told me, 'I've been away from my family too long and really want to be with them, so I'm going to move back to Canada.' I suggested he give me a call."
Not long after that, Mr. BELL turned up in Toronto and found himself playing in Mr. LINDEN's band, and on a steady number of albums. "He'd show up at a session and be very relaxed and cool and easygoing," says Mr. LINDEN. " Then he would play, blow everybody away and then leave. He was like a producer's secret weapon, especially when he first came back to Canada and people didn't know that much about him."
And, perhaps because he was back in the game, and doing what he most loved, Mr. BELL never complained.
"He always had an incredibly positive attitude, never cynical," says Mr. LINDEN. " Once, my band was playing some horrible place where Richard had to haul his keyboards up three flights of stairs, and we'd get to the top and I'd say, 'How're doing?' He'd say, 'Well, sure beats drywall.' "
It was around then that he teamed up with such groups as The Cowboy Junkies and the enigmatically named Pork Belly Futures, a popular new band whose debut album, Way Past Midnight, had become something of a hit.
Paul Quarrington, the front man for Pork Belly Futures, says Mr. BELL was a musician whose emotions ran deep. "He played with heartfelt intensity.
"Ultimately, the essence of Richard was that he liked to be surprising," adds Mr. Quarrington, who also happens to be a Governor General Award-winning novelist. "He was musically sophisticated, but also profoundly silly - in the best possible way."
Despite such accolades, Mr. BELL remained a humble musician. "He was as modest as he was talented," says Mr. Pearson. "If you ever tried to compliment him, he wouldn't put up with it - he'd crack a joke."
According to those closest to him, Mr. BELL maintained an upbeat, youthful spirit through an eagerness to learn new things. A lover of gadgets of all kinds, he embraced computers, iPods and the latest music technology - sometimes to a fault.
"His keyboard systems could get very mutinous during recording sessions," says Mr. Quarrington. "I was always factoring in an hour or two for Richard messing around with his gear."
For his part, Mr. Hudson recalls how Mr. BELL's technological talents proved a boon to The Band. "He'd bring a computer with music-notation software and a printer with us on the road when he was writing horn parts for us … Then he'd print out the charts in the hotel room in between gigs.
"He was way ahead of us in the computer-skills department."
An avid reader, Mr. BELL loved to share favourite books with Friends and colleagues, whether it was Raymond Chandler novels or the latest bestseller. Says Mr. LINDEN: " Richard and I were both fans of the mystery writer James Lee Burke, who once wrote 'Never treat a brave man as anything less.' I thought about that so much with Richard in this past year, because he dealt with his illness with such incredible grace.
"I've never known a finer man or a better musician. It's as simple as that."
Leslie Richard BELL was born in Toronto on March 5, 1946. He died of cancer at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on June 15, 2007. He was 61. He leaves his mother, Leona HELWIG, sister, Janet MacEY, his niece Roz MacEY and nephews Richard MacEY, Doug MacEY and Gord MacEY.

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DEACON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-03 published
DRAYTON, Thomas Leon
Poet, author, sculptor, clergy - Passed away peacefully in hospital after a sudden illness, surrounded by his family October 24, 2007. Adored son of Honey Bonner DRAYTON, loyal brother to Leona, Alton and the late Laura DRAYTON. Beloved father of daughters Shelley (El HYNDMAN) and J'bai (Roland DESCHAMPS) and son Tao (Andresa SISSON.) Sharing in their sorrow, their mothers Kathryn DRAYTON and Anne DEACON. Loving Granddad of Sebastien, Tessa, Scoller, Marshall and newborn grand_son. Raised in California, Thomas' travels led him to settle in the Toronto area in 1971 where he became well known for his fine vintage clothing stores, most recently Cabaret on Queen St. W. He will be remembered for his megawatt smile and spontaneous generosity, uplifting hearts of Friends and strangers alike when they least expected it. Sincere thanks to staff of Princess Margaret Hospital and Mt. Sinai. The family invites all to join in a Celebration Of Thomas' Life on Sunday November 11 at 2: 00 p.m. at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomas' memory to Eckankar Canada.

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DEAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-21 published
HOWCHIN, Mildred (née DYNES)
Suddenly at home on Thursday, November 15, 2007 in her 83rd year. Loving wife of the late Thomas. Devoted mother of Dianne (Alex) DEAN, Wayne HOWCHIN and Gwen (Thomas) FISCHER and grandmother of Taz WALKER, Scot WALKER, Annelisa FISCHER, Nathaniel FISCHER and Shane HOWCHIN and great-grand-mother of Harry, Vanian and Logan. Dear sister of Muriel BURGER. Predeceased by her parents Elmer and Lena DYNES. The family received Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Monday afternoon and evening. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment took place at Shelburne Cemetery. If desired, donations to Habitat for Humanity, Brampton, Hylands Youth for Christ, Shelburne or Gideons International would be appreciated.
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DEAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-12-12 published
HOWCHIN, Mildred
Heartfelt thanks to our relatives and Friends for the prayers, floral tributes, donations, phone calls, sympathy cards and tributes given when we lost our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mildred. Sincere appreciation to Bill MEERSTRA who conducted the service, to the casket and flower bearers and to Mary GAULT for serving the lunch. These acts of kindness mean so much to us. Thanks also to the people in the community, the Bethel Bible church members, neighbours, Tammy WEBB and others who enriched her life. Your kindness will sustain us through the days ahead.
- Dianne DEAN, Wayne HOWCHIN, Gwen FISCHER and families.
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DEAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-21 published
CANNING, Vera Aileen (née BROWN)
Peacefully, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on Monday, November 19th, 2007, Vera Aileen CANNING (née BROWN,) of Owen Sound, in her 75th year. Dearly beloved wife of Frank CANNING. Loving mother of Roy (Karen) CANNING, of Pickering, Allen CANNING, David (Dorothy) CANNING, both of Kitchener, Lorelie (Rick) DEAN, Frank (Robin) CANNING, both of Owen Sound, Louise (Stephen) HIRD, of East Linton and Jamie (Beverley) CANNING, of Oshawa. Loving grandmother of eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Vera is survived by her sisters, Audrey PLANTE, Lila (Walter) GOODWIN, Jessie (John) McCURDY, Ada CARLTON, Adele (Theodore) BROWN- TSAOUSIDIS, and brothers, Clifford (Beulah) BROWN and Raymond (Catherine) BROWN. Predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Louise BROWN and her brother Wilfred BROWN. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492) on Wednesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Vera CANNING will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m., with Rev. Linda NIXON officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, as your expression of sympathy.

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DEAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
McMAHON, Helen (née DEAN)
83 years, peacefully in her sleep at Royal Oak Long Term Care Centre (Kingsville). Reunited with her beloved husband Clifford (2003). Dear mother of Michael and wife Carol, John and wife Catherine, Kevin and wife Valerie, Christina and husband John MOCKLER, Barbara and husband Alan MAILLOUX. Predeceased by daughters Eileen McMAHON (1997,) and Patricia McMAHON (1957.) Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Dorothy DEAN, William DEAN (2004,) Nell OGG and Harry DEAN. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Helen graduated from Nursing at Hotel Dieu Hospital Nursing School in 1944 and was Class Valedictorian. Many thanks to the extraordinary nursing staff at Royal Oak Long Term Care Centre (Kingsville) for the wonderful care shown to Helen and our family for the past 2 years. Visiting at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home 1700 Tecumseh Rd East on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 4: 30 p.m. Relatives and Friends are requested to meet on Saturday January 6, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd) from 10: 30 a.m. until time of Helen's funeral mass at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Downtown Mission or to Frank Chauvin's Canadian Fund for Children. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-06 published
FLYNN, M. Patricia (née MIELKE)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Pat FLYNN, who passed away at home on January 4, 2007, following a lengthy illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Art FLYNN; children, Michael (Patti STUEWE,) Dartmouth; Christine (Doug) POWER, Dartmouth; Mary-Lou (Ed) DONNELLY, Halifax; Mark (Alison), South Rawdon; Janie (John) McCALL, Calgary, Alberta Peggy (Abder SAHOULI), Montague, Prince Edward Island; Carol (Peter) STORMS, Aurora, Ontario; Derek (Anne CHARLTON), Saint Margaret's Bay; Kevin, Toronto, Ontario; Paula (Robert BOUDREAU), Halifax grandchildren, Matthew and Laura FLYNN, Erin (Gerry) CLARKE and Jonathan POWER, Laura, Stephanie, Shannon and Teddy DONNELLY, Douglas and Jennifer FLYNN, Kate, Lisa and Rachel McCALL, Myriem, Malek and Anissa SAHOULI, Andrew and Sarah STORMS, Adam, Merrill and Maggie FLYNN, David and Bradley DEAN; great-grandchild, Dylan CLARKE; sister, Peggy (Graham) EDWARDS, Toronto, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax on November 22, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Florence (MARTIN) MIELKE and Gerald MIELKE. She was predeceased by brother, Peter MIELKE, and sister, Jackie (Sr. Margaret Patricia, South Carolina). A lifelong resident of Halifax, Pat attended Saint Thomas Aquinas School and St. Pat's High School. She graduated from the Nova Scotia Normal College in 1949 and, at the age of 17, started her teaching career at Ardmore and Alexander McKay Schools in Halifax. After taking a break to raise her children, she returned briefly to teaching at Ida Mae Marriott School in Spryfield in the mid 70s. Pat was a devout Catholic, dedicating much of her time to the church and those in need. Her church work included: the Archdiocesan Liturgical Committee, the Archdiocesan Family Life Committee, Chair - St. Agnes Church Parish Council, member - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Council, Marriage Encounter Leader and 30 years with the Catholic Women's League. She served, as well, as a church lecturer, lay distributor and religious education instructor. She gave selflessly of herself, always finding time for the less fortunate, opening her home and her heart to many people of the years. She was passionately involved in several choirs over her lifetime including the Chebucto Community Singers, St. Agnes and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Choirs, 18 years with the Nova Scotia Tattoo Choir, 22 years with the Dal Chorale and countless Scratch Messiahs. Her children and grandchildren are the proud recipients of her love of song and music, as well as her great sense of humour. Much of Pat's life was spent at swimming pools, hockey rinks and baseball fields supporting her children's activities. Her years of dedication to the Waegwoltic Swim Team earned her the Mother of the Year Award. Above all, Pat was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She will be sadly missed by her family and all those whose lives she touched. Special thanks to Monica Flinn (Palliative Care nurses), Doctor Stewart Cameron, the Victorian Order of Nurses, and countless family and Friends, who supported Pat throughout her illness with care, compassion, visits, well-wishes and eucharistic ministry. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, on Saturday, January 6, from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, January 7, from 2-4 p.m. A celebration of Pat's life will take place in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 2 Melody Dr., Rockingham, on Monday, January 8, at 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Family interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, QEII Health Sciences Centre or Victorian Order of Nurses, Halifax. Condolences may be emailed to: snowfh@alderwoods.com

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
HATHORN, Ramon John, PhD
At home on Sunday, January 7th, 2007. Beloved husband of Linda. Loving father of Jennifer and her husband Eric PECCAVET and adoring grandfather of Charlotte, all of Paris, France. Sadly missed by his sisters Maureen (Keith EDMED,) Sheila (John SHEEHY,) Tara MIMMS and brothers Peter (Karen) and Shawn as well as many nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors at the Gilchrist Chapel-McIntyre and Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (from 1-3: 30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2007). There will be no Services at this time. Heartfelt thanks to Doctor L. ROSA, the Bayshore nurses, Trish DEAN and Rose VANDERWEIT for their love and support. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington or the Guelph Youth Music Centre would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
PHERRILL, Elmer Thomas
Passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living, Richmond Hill in his 92nd year on Thursday, July 26, 2007. Beloved husband for 63 years of Lucille DEAN. Brother of Lloyd and his wife Ella of Parkside, British Columbia and brother-in-law of Lorna DEAN. Brother-in-law of the late Wilfred, Muriel, Reta (Chris MORROW,) Loretta and Ross DEAN. Dear uncle to Bonnie DEAN, John DEAN, and the late Shirley (DEAN) YOUNG. Uncle Tom will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, great and great great-nieces and nephews. Friends will remember Tom's remarkable career, as teacher, principal and superintendent with the North York School Board. His kindness, generosity and service to others included sharing his love of good food, wine and the theatre. Tom was a long time member of the Thornhill United Church. The funeral service will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Drive) on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. The family will receive Friends 1 hour prior to the service. Burial to follow at Thornhill Cemetery. Donations to the Thornhill United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-02 published
DEAN, Keith C.W., P.Eng, R.M.C. '40. Queen's '48
Died peacefully at Shepherd Lodge on Tuesday July 31, 2007. Loving husband of Eleanor. Father of Sandra HAYES (Donald,) Keith, Douglas (Maddy) and Malcolm (Lisa). Grampa to Hannah Hayes, Erica, Kyle, Cory, Bailey, Jacqueline and Scott DEAN. Friends may call on Friday August 3, 2007 at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, south of Steeles at Goulding) between the hours of 2 and 5 and 7 and 9 p.m. Funeral service to be held Saturday August 4, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. at Patterson Presbyterian Church (109 Harvie Ave.) Donations may be made to The Sanfilippo Children's Research Foundation or The Patterson #1 Trust Fund.

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-25 published
ORR, David H. (December 4, 1927-August 20, 2007)
At Vancouver, British Columbia after a brief illness, it is with deepest sorrow that the family announces the loss of David H. ORR on August 20th, 2007 at the age of 79. Beloved husband to Connie (née WYMAN) for over 54 years and loving father to Kevin (Pierrette) of Ottawa, Tracey (John DEAN) of Vancouver and Randy (Colleen) of Tsawwassen. He was an adoring grandfather to Joshua, Kaitlyn, Brooke, Paige, Kennedy and Parker. He also leaves his sister Theresa (Forest PETERSON) of Richmond, Viginia and nieces and nephews. David was born and raised in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He thrived in a career of broadcasting, public relations and telecommunications beginning in Saint John, New Brunswick where he met his wife. Together they moved many times across Canada to cities including Fredericton, Halifax, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. An accomplished public relations practitioner, his career spanned Canadian Pacific Railways, Radio Press, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Bell Canada and Bell Canada Enterprises where he was head of corporate communications from its formation in 1983 until 1991 when he retired to Vancouver. He was president of the Maritime Public Relations Society, the Ottawa Public Relations Society and the Canadian Public Relations Society. He enjoyed travelling all over the globe for business and pleasure. Remembered as a great communicator, he could always come up with another question when you thought you had exhausted all your answers. A brilliant strategist, he had the uncanny ability to read a situation in advance and be prepared with the right response and a plan for action when called upon. Loving, kind and considerate with a quick, warm smile, he was always the beacon of honour, trust and respect. The family thanks the Cardiac Care and Intensive Care Unit wards at Vancouver General Hospital for their dedicated care and professionalism. Private family service by request. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation gift in his honour to the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1M9 for the 'Vancouver General Hospital Cardiac Rehab Fund'. Gifts can be made by phone at 604-875-4676 or via secure website: www.worldclasshealthcare.ca

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Isobel Audrey
Passed suddenly yet peacefully, September 12, 2007. Devoted wife to Paul, loving mother of Jeff (Diane DEAN,) Ann (Jamie McALPINE,) Scott (Sharonne YOUNG,) Sue TAILOR/TAYLOR, doting Grandmother to Carrie and Randall ROTH, Jennifer and Paula TAILOR/TAYLOR, Jane and Laura McALPINE, Jennifer and Kimberly DEAN, excited Great-grandmother of Ben ROTH. She shall be sadly missed though fondly mused by all. Those privileged to have known her can attest to a life, lived fully as the embodiment of faith, unwavering selflessness and a tireless devotion through her compassion for the betterment of, not only those she knew, but many unmet. Demonstrated by her many years' involvement in her community including tenure as Director of the Credit Reserve Association, President of the Mississauga Symphony Woman's Committee and as a perennial volunteer for the Cancer Society, she never demanded more than she did of herself. Others could only revel at her pace - a bar set high - physically, emotionally and spiritually. In eighty-four short years, she wasted none, travelled many, learned much and let all be savoured. Surely, now she rests in Heaven's embrace. Friends will be received at The Funeral Home of Skinner and Middlebrook, one block west of Hurontario Street at 128 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 1E4, (905) 278-5546 on Monday, September 17, 2007 between 7 and 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Lorne Park Baptist Church, 1500 Indian Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 1S7 (905) 278-7833, on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 11 a.m. - a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to: Lorne Park Baptist Church.

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-24 published
LANG, Reginald Stephen
Born December 17, 1936 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. Died peacefully, September 20, 2007 at Princess Margaret Hospital.
B.E. (Civil Engineering, M.Sc. (Community Planning), Ed.D., F.C.I.P., R.P.P. (Retired), Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.
Survived by his wife Donna CARAVAGGIE, his two daughters Michelle LANG, Kearney, Nebraska; and Mary-Ellen Dean LANG (Alan DEAN,) Edinborough, Scotland. Loving brother to Marlene HAGEN (Pat), White Rock, British Columbia; Dennis LANG (Joan), Burlington, Ontario; and Pat LANG (Debbie,) Edmonton, Alberta.
Reg was a passionate, life-long learner, whose career included community planning, environment impact assessment, the study of strategic development and the management of organizational change, but this was only part of his intellectual pursuits. He had a natural ability to pursue many interests at the same time and he loved to talk about ideas. These conversations would often take place at the dinner table, where Reg greatly enjoyed many years of delicious meals and excellent wine (and good television afterwards). He loved hiking, both in Canada and Britain, but it was the daily walk in his yard to check the garden and watch the birds visiting the feeder that was his most constant communion with the natural world.
Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (northeast corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway, 905-727-5421), Aurora from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the Memorial Service in our Chapel at 11 a.m. Inurnment Aurora Cemetery.
In memory of Reg, the family would appreciate donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the care that Reg received here, and their heartfelt thanks to Doctor Mark MINDEN, Doctor Andrzej LUTYNSKI, the staff of the Transfusion Unit, Unit 15a where Reg received his initial treatment and Unit 15b where he passed away.

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DEAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
SOREN, Grace
On Friday, November 30, 2007 at Baycrest Hospital. Grace SOREN, beloved wife of Joseph SOREN. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Janis, and the late Melvyn SOREN. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Murray and the late Phyllis LEVIN, Howard and Sophie LEVIN, Rose and the late Alfred LEVIN, and the late Shirley and Norman SIEGEL. Devoted grandmother of Alexis and Adam DEAN, and Mirelle, great-grandmother of Hudson. Special thanks to Doctor Michael KIRZNER and to the nurses and staff of Baycrest Hospital 7 West. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst south of Eglinton) for service on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Holy Blossom Memorial Park. Shiva beginning Sunday evening at 147 Strathearn Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace and Joseph Soren Endowment Fund c/o The Baycrest Centre Foundation, 416-785-2875.

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DEANS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
HOLMES, Mildred " Mid" Alice (née DEANS)
Peacefully at Sunrise of Burlington Retirement Home on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of 61 years to James HOLMES (1919-2004.) Much loved mother of David and his wife Mariella of Oakville and Barbara BARTRAM and her husband David of Burlington. Loving grandmother of Sarah CHAPMAN and her husband Sean of Oakville, Michael HOLMES of Toronto, Andrea BARTRAM and Rachael BARTRAM both of Burlington. Great-grandmother of Chloe and Isabelle CHAPMAN of Oakville. A special thank you to the staff of Sunrise Burlington for the compassionate care Mid received. Cremation. A private Service of Remembrance will take place. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 1200 Bay Street, Suite 2002, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2A5 would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333). www.smithsfh.com

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DEARBORN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-03 published
RULE, Jane Vance, O.C., O.B.C.
Author, teacher, community activist, and role model, died in her home on Galiano Island on November 28, 2007 surrounded by family members. She was 76. The cause of death was complications from cancer. Jane RULE was the beloved sister of Elizabeth Rule WALKER (Libby) and her husband David WALKER, and of Arthur Richards RULE and his wife Ann RULE; she was the loving aunt of Alison Rule WALKER and her partner Ali ARANDA, Katie WALKER and her husband Steve GOMAS, Janet HOLMES and her husband Joe HOLMES, and Rick RULE and his wife Bonnie RULE. Jane will be greatly missed by grandnieces and nephews, Taylor and Joey HOLMES, Natalie and Carson GOMAS, and Mackenzie RULE; and by her goddaughters Carol DEARBORN, Susan VARN, and Jane BURNHARDT; as well as her many colleagues, Friends, fans, and readers. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relationships at University of British Columbia, cheques payable to University of British Columbia, mailed to the attention of Maryn Ellis, 500-5950 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3.

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DEARING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-24 published
DEARING, Clarence Stanley
(Life-long member of the Wellington Lodge, Erin, and of First Baptist Church, Guelph)
Passed away at home, on Wednesday, August 22, 2007. Clarence DEARING, in his 82nd year, was the beloved son of the late Harvey and Lena DEARING and the dear brother of the late Murray DEARING. He is survived by his brother Jack (Sheila) DEARING of Guelph, and by his sister Melba (Alan) DAVIE of Aurora. Clarence is remembered by a niece Heather (Tim), and by nephews Daryl (June), Jeffery (Louisa), Bradley (Jocelyn), Brian (Gail), and Murray, and by great nieces and nephews Jack, Sidney, Rachel, Luke, Tyler, Matthew, Charlotte, Dylan, Isaac, and Colin.
Friends are invited to meet with the family at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Friday, August 24, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral and Committal Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 255 Woolwich Street, Guelph, on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, August 27, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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DEARLOVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-05 published
DEARLOVE, Megan (née LAVERY)
It is with great sadness the Dearlove family announces the passing of Megan on September 3rd, 2007, after her second battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of Bob, for over 60 great years. Beloved mother of Debra (David MASON) and Brad (Serena CLEMMENSEN.) Proud and loving grandmother to Brandon DEARLOVE. Megan will also be missed by her nieces and nephews, Friends and neighbours. Friends and family will be received at Ogden Funeral Home (4164 Sheppard Avenue East), on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service at Ogden on Friday at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society; Heart and Stroke Foundation; the Sunnybrook Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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DEATH o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-17 published
POOLE, Joyce Sylvia
Passed away peacefully on Saturday October 13, 2007 at the General and Marine Hospital in Collingwood in her 75th year. Joyce, beloved companion of Gary TAILOR/TAYLOR of Wasaga Beach. Loving mother of Mashon MATTICE, Martha and her husband Wayne DEATH, Emily and her husband John MacKAY, Germain and his wife Stacey POOLE and Sylvia ROBERT. Will be forever cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren Sherry, Shonia, Nicole, Sean, Kaitlin, Jessica, Germain, Justin and Chantal as well as her great-grandchildren Joey, Justine, Coddie, Jillian, Owen and Patrick. A Celebration of Joyce's Life will be held on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Homes, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in Mrs. POOLE's memory. Friends may visit Joyce's on-line Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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