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DECAIRE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-29 published
SMALL, Carol Ann (née ASSAFF)
Passed away suddenly at her home in Stayner on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in her 59th year. Carol, loving wife of Ron SMALL; mother of Carrie LINDSAY, beloved mom and friend of Ronny-Lynn and her husband Allan STOREY of Stayner, Lisa and her husband Michael DECAIRE of Stayner. Cherished and adored "Nan" of grand_son Jeffrey. Grandmother of Julia and Leeanne. Predeceased by her mother Marjorie ROSS, father Charles ASSAFF, step-father John ROSS and grand_son Aaron. Visitation was held on Friday, August 24, 2007 at Fawcett Funeral Home - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. A funeral service took place in the chapel on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital Renal Clinic or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Friends may leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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DECHAME o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
REYNOLDS, Edward William
Peacefully at North Bay on Thursday, November 22, 2007. Edward was the beloved husband of Donalda Mary CAMERON, he was 81 years old. He was the loving father of James REYNOLDS (Norma,) David REYNOLDS (Jody), Stephen REYNOLDS (Domenique), Margaret REYNOLDS (Greg DECHAME) and Andrea (Murray GRABINSKY.) Lovingly remembered by his 11 grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by his siblings Margaret BAND and Arthur REYNOLDS. Prior to retirement Edward was the Corporate Secretary, Vice President of Phillips Cables, Canada. Cremation has taken place. Ed's family will be holding a time of Fellowship and refreshments in Ottawa in May of 2008, for further information please email reynolds@reynoldsdolgin.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Martyn Funeral Home, 464 Wyld Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1Z5 705-472-8810 www.martynfh.com.

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DECICCO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-26 published
City loses 'remarkable force'
By Patrick MALONEY and Claire NEARY, Sun Media, Wed., December 26, Beryl IVEY, the London icon whose philanthropy touched education, health care and the arts in London and beyond, has died. She was 82.
Though she and her husband of nearly 60 years, Dick, moved to Toronto about 18 months ago, her love of the place she called home since arriving for university never waned, her family says.
"She missed London enormously," her son Richard IVEY said from his Toronto home last night.
"She loved London and she loved many of the institutions, big and small, in London."
IVEY was felled by a heart attack Sunday and hospitalized in Toronto. She died there yesterday morning, three days shy of her 83rd birthday.
But on Monday -- Christmas Eve -- she was in "vintage form," her son said. "So, we all got to say hi and bye."
As news of the death spread yesterday, praise poured in for IVEY, who, along with her husband, donated an estimated $150 million and left a lasting mark on the Forest City.
"This city and province and country has lost a great Canadian," said Tony DAGNONE, former chief executive of the London Health Sciences Centre.
At the University of Western Ontario, whose prestigious business school bears the Ivey name, there's no overstating the effects of her generosity, said University of Western Ontario president Paul DAVENPORT.
"I feel an enormous admiration for all she's done for London and for Londoners," he said. "The Ivey family is the foremost benefactor of (Western). There's no doubt about that."
Far from just a financial donor, the modest, five-foot-two IVEY believed passionately in the institutions she supported, said London member of provincial parliament Deb MATTHEWS. IVEY's legacy in London, said Mayor Anne Marie DECICCO- BEST, will live on indefinitely.
A private funeral will be held in London Friday, her birthday, and a memorial at a later date. She will be buried in London.
Born Beryl NURSE in 1924 in Chatham to a Canadian army lieutenant-colonel who taught elementary school, and a former military nurse, IVEY was a celebrated track star who arrived at University of Western Ontario in 1943. It was the academic scholarship she received that would inspire her generosity years later, she said in a 2005 interview.
She graduated valedictorian from University of Western Ontario-affiliated Brescia College -- to which she would years later give $750,000 for a library expansion -- and became a teacher at Beal secondary school in London.
She married Dick IVEY, who she met in her first year at University of Western Ontario, and joined his wealthy family, co-founders of the Empire Brass Manufacturing Co., now known as Emco.
In the 1950s, the pair had four children, to whom Friends say they passed along their sense of generosity. It was Dick's father, Richard G. IVEY, who in 1947 incorporated the Ivey Foundation.
Beryl 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.
The list of organizations the Ivey generosity helped is long and distinguished: University of Western Ontario and the London Health Sciences Centre, the Grand Theatre, Museum London, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Parkwood Hospital.
For Beryl and Dick, travel also was a passion. Business often took them to Europe, but they also made several trips to Africa and to the remote Arctic.
They were art enthusiasts, and Beryl's love of the outdoors was referenced by Friends last night, with one calling her an "amazing gardener."
To celebrate the 55th anniversary of their mother's graduation from Western, IVEY's children created the Beryl Ivey Garden at the university, which includes plants from her own garden.
About two years ago the couple moved to Toronto to be closer to their children, effectively severing the historic family's last physical presence in London.
In June, Beryl was named to the Order of Canada. It was an honour she eagerly anticipated receiving this February, friend Bill BRADY of London said last night. While she will be remembered for her generosity, BRADY -- who called IVEY "a remarkable force" said she was anything but a cheque-writer. "She was no pushover.
"You had to make a strong case for (support); you had to prove it was worthwhile."

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DECKER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-30 published
MITCHELL, Margaret Winona
It is with sadness that Margaret's family announces her peaceful passing on Thursday, November 29th at the age of 91. For 60 years she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Weld MITCHELL and a wonderful caring mother to Peter (Arlene), Tim (Jeanelle), Susan DECKER (Paul) and Marney. Dear Grandma of Lisa, Julie, Daniel, David, Sean, Mark, Jordan and Scott; and Great-grandma to Dylan, Adam and Alia. Predeceased by her brother Charles HUMPHRIES of London, Ontario.
Margaret enjoyed a great social life with her wonderful golf Friends from the Toronto Ladies Golf Club and all her Bridge Friends over the years. Margaret devoted herself to her family and her community and was always ready to volunteer to help others. She was an active member of the Big Sisters Association and volunteered at both the North York General Hospital and Saint_John's Anglican Church. Her creative and artistic nature was evident throughout life with her early crafts, knitting and beautiful rug hooking artwork. Family and Friends will treasure their many happy memories of life with Margaret. We will all miss her zest for life, her positive attitude and her caring nature.
Visitation at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.), Toronto, (416-489-8733) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday December 2nd. Funeral service to be held at Saint_John's Anglican Church, on Monday December 3rd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to our historic church: Saint_John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive, North York, M2P 1H3.

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DECROUBELE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
KESTELOOT, Uraine (née DECROUBELE)
Peacefully at her residence on Monday, January 1, 2007. Uraine KESTELOOT of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Gaston (KESTELOOT1992.) Dear mother of Xavier KESTELOOT of London, Luke KESTELOOT and wife Connie of R.R.#6, Aylmer and Eric KESTELOOT and wife Donna of Quesnel, British Columbia. Loving grandmother of Jeff, James, Scott, Anita and Dean. Born in Gulegem, West Flanders, Belgium on November 1, 1910 daughter of the late Gustov and Marine (VANDEBROCK) DECROUBELE. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church and Catholic Women's League. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Donations to the Chateau Gardens Aux. would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbel funeralhome.com

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DECUYPERE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
OSBORNE, John Edward Easton "Jack", M.A., D.H.A.
(Retired, National Health and Welfare)
Jack left us peacefully to be with the Lord on the 11th day of December, 2007, at the age of 85. He was the proud and loving father of Peter OSBORNE (Rachel DECUYPERE) and Mary OSBORNE (Andrew BIRD) of Ottawa, and loving step-father of Kathleen JOHNSON (Stephen COCK) of Ottawa and Carol MORROW of Nova Scotia. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Nicholas and Zachary BIRD, Christine and Michael COCK, and Melissa and Rob MORROW. Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1922, son of the late Edward B. OSBORNE and Mary Easton of Beamsville, Ontario, he is survived by his sisters Elizabeth OSBORNE of Beamsville and Janet HAYES of Sidney, British Columbia, his niece Jennifer DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS (James) and family of Chelsea, Québec, sister-in-law Hilda ARCHER of Cowansville, Québec, and many other nieces and nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his first wife Carolyn Balestreri ARCHER in 1975 and his second wife Shirley Ann SHEPARD in 2001. He served as a Lieutenant during World War 2. He graduated from McMaster University (Economics 1943) and University of Toronto (M.A. 1946 and Hospital Administration 1960). He worked for the Government of Canada, Department of Health and Welfare from 1951 to 1985. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse Playfair and McGarry on Thursday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. David and Saint Martin Presbyterian Church (444 St. Laurent Blvd.), of which he was an Elder, at 11: 00 on Friday, December 14. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, the Shepherds of Good Hope, Christie Lake Community Centres, or St. David and Saint Martin Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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