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DEHAAS 2007-12-26 published
Widow found slain
Her son is charged with murder in the death in the complex in Westmount.
By Katherina DEHAAS, Patrick MALONEY and Daniela SIMUNAC, Sun Media, Wed., December 26, 2007
Cranbrook Trace is a caring little community, a clutch of high-end London condos where residents greet their neighbours by name and keep an eye out for one another.
Some in the Westmount complex would dutifully check in on Helen VICARY, calling every few days to say hello and see how the kind, elderly widow was getting along.
Then, a few weeks ago, she stopped answering the phone.
She was no longer seen picking up her mail, either.
Now, a 48-year-old man, identified by neighbours as VICARY's son, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found at his mother's home on Christmas Eve.
Police haven't publicly identified the woman.
"We did notice that we hadn't seen (VICARY) in awhile," Eric JOHNSON, who lives a few doors away, said yesterday. "In the last month, we hadn't seen her at all."
Monday, London police swooped down on the VICARY home, unit 23 at 505 Cranbrook Rd., while searching for someone reported missing that morning.
A woman was found dead inside.
That night, neighbours say police went door-to-door asking about Helen VICARY.
Craig James VICARY, 48, whom, neighbours identified as Helen's son, is charged with second-degree murder. He had been living at the condo, police said yesterday.
With investigators still scouring the home for evidence, neighbours who would be otherwise occupied with the holiday were shaking their heads over the city's sixth homicide of the year.
"Obviously, we're all shocked by it," said one man. "It's really not hit home yet. We really haven't had a whole lot of time to reflect on it."
One neighbour said VICARY moved into the condo about three years ago but had lived alone since her husband died Christmas Day two years ago. Her grown children live in the area.
Investigators were first called to the condo Monday after a report of a missing person. Police haven't said who notified them of the disappearance.
Police then searched for a brown, four-door Pontiac Grand Am, which was registered to Helen VICARY.
JOHNSON, who described the elderly VICARY as kind and friendly, said the homicide is "unnerving… a close community. A lot of elderly people and we watch out for each other."
The Christmas Eve discovery marked the third serious incident in London this month. Early December 8, 24-year-old Anthony BRUN was found injured outside an Old South home and later died in hospital. Gordon Tyler McCURDY, 33, is charged with second-degree murder. Later that day, teacher Ed DICKSON/DIXON was seriously hurt in a south-end parking lot shooting. Angela SEDORE, who taught with DICKSON/DIXON, was killed in a murder-suicide, apparently at the hands of Ray KOVACS, whose body was found in her sport utility vehicle after a police chase.

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DEHASETH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-12 published
BECKTEL, Edward Hansuld " Ed"
Passed away peacefully at Toronto on Monday, September 10, 2007 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Hazel. Loved father of Susan (Ron WALMER), Nancy PRETTY, Louise (Charlie DEHASETH), Lee (Rob SYMONS), Doug, and Christine C. Dear grandfather of Christy GLENCROSS, Lindsay, Bradley, Gregory and Neal. Special uncle of Leonard (Lynn) and Hal (Brenda). Ed served in World War 2. Royal Canadian Air Force and was a graduate of U. of T. Pharmacy. Pharmacist for 40 years at Eringate Drugs, Etobicoke. Past President of Don Mills Kiwanis Club. A service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) on Saturday, September 15th at one o'clock followed by a reception in the Leaside Room of the funeral home. If desired, donations in Ed's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Metro Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, M4P 2C9. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

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DEHN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-02 published
PETERSEN, Guenther
On October 23, Guenther PETERSEN passed away peacefully after a brief illness.
Guenther is survived by his wife Marianne, son Tom and sister-in-law Henny DEHN.
Guenther was born in Hamburg, Germany on August 31, 1922. In 1950, he married his beloved Marianne and immigrated to Canada.
The next 57 years were spent farming, selling real-estate, and engaging in various entrepreneurial ventures. Guenther was a man who loved nothing more than to golf, fish, and spend time with his wife, whom he adored. He was a big man with a true frontier spirit. He had a big heart and lived his life just as big. While we all miss him, we are consoled in the fact that he has merely gone fishing a river in the hopes that a fish will rise.
In respect of his wishes, there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.

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