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DEMAINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
DEMAINE, Jessie Bissell (née RICE)
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, September 30, 2007 in her 96th year. Jessie RICE, wife of the late Frank H. DEMAINE. Jessie will be missed and always loved by her son Greg. Dear sister of Pearl BERNARD, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. and fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 4, 1912. The daughter of the late Annie Miller BISSELL, and Rev. Daniel Gregor RICE. Predeceased by her sisters May (Mrs. J. RUSSELL, Toronto), Nancy (Mrs. W. WATSON, Prince Albert) and brothers Bruce RICE (Red Deer,) and Greg RICE (Regina.)
The family will receive Friends at the Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Main Street, Odessa 613-286-7373, to celebrate her life on Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 3-5 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the charity of your choice.
Memory is Life's Sweetest Gift"

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DEMAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
STORMS, Gerry
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Gerry STORMS of London in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Mary FLETCHER. Loving step-father of Susan DEMAN (Pat), Kelly FLETCHER and Jamie FLETCHER. Dear grandfather of Lindsay McKAY, Tara McKAY and Billy Jon FLETCHER. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Gloria McBRIDE of Kitchener and Barbara MILLER of London. Gerry was predeceased by his parents Wilbert (1976) and mother Dorothy (1994) as well as his sister Rayleene NEWSTEAD. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Poppy Service to be held at 7 p.m. under the auspices of the Canadian Corps. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday January 9, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Needham Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Koko will miss you Gerry.

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DEMARA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-07 published
RUTTAN, Margot Barbara (née ANGAS)
On June 2, 2007, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Henry Norlande RUTTAN. Cherished mother of Frances EMERY (Alan) and Hank RUTTAN (Susan;) grandmother of Kitty Emery KELLER (Kyle,) Tim EMERY (Dian), Amy Ruttan WALKER (Scott), and Stephanie RUTTAN and great-grandmother of Sarah EMERY, Alec EMERY, and Alana KELLER. Sister of Eleanor REID (Lawrence) and the late Audrey DEMARA (Robert). She was a member of Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, for over 80 years, a charter member of the Lady Tweedsmuir chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, a volunteer with many community organizations, including the Hospital for Sick Children, and, as an active watercolourist, a long-time member of the Willowdale Art Group. 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. on Sunday, June 10th. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 11th. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery to follow. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Hospital for Sick Children, Grace Church on-the-Hill, or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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DEMARCO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-05 published
VITATERNA, Adam
In loving memory of Adam, who passed away 2 years ago, on January 5, 2005. We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still your guide, And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Always remembered by Nonno Franco and Nonna Rita DEMARCO, Carlo and Lisa DEMARCO and family, Joe and Rose ELIA and family.

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DEMARS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-08 published
BRAY, Julia (née HOATH)
Of Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lions head passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2007 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of Claren BAKER of Lions Head. She will be missed by sisters Inez BYERS and Iva (Maurice) FLETCHER both of Kitchener, sister-in-law Marion HOATH of Wiarton and Verniece BAKER and step-daughters Ruth BAKER (Dave MUNN), Mary BAKER (Ron DEMARS), Evelyn (Melvin) McCUTCHEON and Leona (Murray) BAIN. Julia is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Byron BRAY, parents Tom and Mae HOATH of Hope Ness, brother Lloyd HOATH, sisters Gertrude (James) SHAW, Alma (Bill) PILKEY and Eva (Mansell) SCHALM and brother-in-law Austin BYERS. The family will receive Friends at the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lions head on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 from 1: 00 p.m. until the time of the service to celebrate Julia's life at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Charles GINGERICH officiating. Interment Eastnor Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Bethel Missionary Church or Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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DEMAS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
ZWIETINK, Jean Irene (née RUPPERT)
On Saturday, January 6, 2007, the Lord took unto Himself His child Jean Irene ZWIETINK (RUPPERT) in her 73rd year. Jean was born in Dresden, Ontario April 13, 1934 and was predeceased by her parents, Anna and John RUPPERT and one brother. Beloved wife of the late Mr. Oene Hendrik ZWIETINK. Dear sister of George and Liz RUPPERT (Nova Scotia.) She is survived by her Step-family Shirley and Henry NIEBOER of London, Jeannette and Henry VLAAR of St. Catharines, Jane-Ann and Mike CAHILL of Kerwood, Darlene and Anthony BARTON of London, Al and Janice NIEBOER of the U.S.A., Shelley AUSTIN of Parkhill, Robert and Joanne VLAAR of St. Catharines, Brian and Kerri VLAAR of Calgary, Leigh-Ann and Tad DEMAS of Chicago, Joshua and Alicia, Mitchell, Danielle, Kaitlyn and Ashley, Curtis and Stephanie, Kate and Jenna, Trey and Annika. Special thanks to Doctor Lock and staff at Willow Ridge, McCormick Home, your care and support was really appreciated. A private family graveside service was held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to McCormick Home.

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DEMASCIO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
GARGARELLA, Rose Marie (née DEMASCIO)
Peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Steven. Much loved mother of Katharine Donna and her husband Leonardo CAPOBIANCO, and the late JoAnne Marie. Loving grandmother of Gabriella and Stephanie CAPOBIANCO. Dear sister of Janet and her husband Brian McDERMOTT, and sister-in-law of Florence DEMASCIO. Predeceased by her siblings Jim, Joe and Mary. She will be fondly remembered by her niece and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 61 Jutland Rd., on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. Private interment Assumption Cemetery.

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DEMERCHANT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-09-05 published
PRIDDLE, Stanley Alexander
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Sunday September 2, 2007, Stanley Alexander PRIDDLE of Markdale in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Vivian PRIDDLE (née DAWSON.) Dear friend of Joyce ROWE of Hanover. Loving father of Brenda CATCHER of Owen Sound, Evelyn CREGO (Reg) of Burlington, and David PRIDDLE (Camilla) of Manotick. Dear grandfather of Ryan DEMERCHANT, Allison DEMERCHANT, Cole PRIDDLE and Brock PRIDDLE. Sadly missed by sisters Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk, Margaret BROWN and Verna MARKOVICH both of Shelburne. Also survived by mother-in-law Lillian DAWSON of Shelburne, and brother-in-law Tom DAWSON of Dundalk. Predeceased by parents Roy and Jessie (née BADGEROW) PRIDDLE. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from noon until 1: 30 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Friday, September 7 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundalk. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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DEMERCHANT o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-17 published
PRIDDLE, Stanley Alexander
Stanley Alexander PRIDDLE of Markdale passed away suddenly in the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound on Sunday evening, September 2, 2007.
He was born on July 10, 1930 in Osprey Township, the only son of Roy PRIDDLE and Jessie (BADGEROW) PRIDDLE. He and his three sisters attended S.S.#2 McIntyre in Osprey Township where his parents farmed. In 1944 Stan's father purchased a home near Dundalk where the family resided for many years.
Stan's working career started after high school when he found employment with Aitchison's Bakery in Dundalk. He worked there for 12 years and learned the baking trade. In 1957 he took over the bakery in Markdale which had been started by Allen SMITH of Dundalk. Two years later he purchased a building across the street and moved the business there.
On October 24, 1959 he married Vivian DAWSON of Dundalk and together they owned and operated Priddle's Bakery. And that bakery was a great success. People still rave about it today. Just last year someone told his daughter Brenda that she used to go to his bakery and had to hide the pastries she bought in different areas of her house so people wouldn't eat them before meal time. Many of the pleasant memories shared by those who attended visitations and the funeral revolved around the bakery.
After Stan sold the bakery in 1972, he worked as a baker for Vern's Donuts in Owen Sound His employer, Vern BARBER, remembered Stan as someone who always had a smile on his face, and his co-worker, Paul DICKSON/DIXON said that Stan taught him how to be a good baker. Stan worked for Vern for 17 years before ill health forced him to retire.
Stan's favourite pastime was to drive a car. He enjoyed travelling to many places, both locally and far away. He has been in every Canadian province and in many parts of the United States, to the Bahamas and to Jamaica. "If you're not going, you're not living!" was his motto.
In retirement years he and Vivian purchased antique cars and attended local parades and car shows. If a stranger wanted a ride in one of his cars, he gave him one. They had many adventures with these cars and met many new people along the way.
Stan had a good sense of humour. He was generous, quiet kind and considerate. He was held in good esteem by all who knew him.
Stan is survived by his daughters, Brenda CATCHER of Owen Sound and Evelyn (Reg) CREGO of Burlington and by his son David (Camilla) PRIDDLE of Manotick, near Ottawa. He also has four grandchildren, Ryan and Allison DEMERCHANT and Cole and Brock PRIDDLE. He is fondly remembered by his friend Joyce ROWE of Hanover who has arranged to have a tree planted in his honour near Griersville. He is also survived by his sisters Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk, Margaret BROWN of Shelburne and Verna MARKOVICH of Shelburne. His mother-in-law Lillian DAWSON of Shelburne and his brother-in-law Tom DAWSON of Dundalk also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Jessie PRIDDLE, and by his brothers-in-law Bill MUIR, Donald BROWN and Stephen MARKOVICH.
A funeral was held on Friday, September 7 at the Donald and May Funeral Home in Markdale. His daughter Brenda wrote the eulogy and his son David delivered the eulogy along with his own thoughts. His other daughter, Evelyn, prepared a collage of pictures of Stan at various stages in his life. Rev. Mark WAUGH officiated at the service and David FRIES played the organ. A floral arrangement was made for Stan by Bernice TUPLIN of Feversham.
Friends and relatives were present from Markdale, Dundalk, Owen Sound, Chesley, Cambridge, Burlington and Manotick.
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DEMERCHANT o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-04 published
PRIDDLE, Stanley Alexander
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services-Owen Sound, on Sunday September 2, 2007, Stanley Alexander PRIDDLE of Markdale in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Vivian PRIDDLE (née DAWSON.) Dear friend of Joyce ROWE of Hanover. Loving father of Brenda CATCHER of Owen Sound, Evelyn CREGO (Reg) of Burlington, and David PRIDDLE (Camilla) of Manotick. Dear grandfather of Ryan DEMERCHANT, Allison DEMERCHANT, Cole PRIDDLE and Brock PRIDDLE. Sadly missed by sisters Rosetta MUIR of Dundalk, Margaret BROWN and Verna MARKOVICH both of Shelburne. Also survived by mother-in-law Lillian DAWSON of Shelburne, and brother-in-law Tom DAWSON of Dundalk. Predeceased by parents Roy and Jessie (née BADGEROW) PRIDDLE and brothers-in-law Bill MUIR, Donald BROWN and Stephen MARKOVICH. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from noon until 1: 30 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Friday, September 7th at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundalk. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DEMEURICHY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-04 published
Wiper-fluid punch suspected in death
By Kelly PEDRO and Kate DUBINSKI, Free Press Reporters, Thurs., January 4, 2007
One person is dead and three are in hospital after drinking punch mixed in an windshield-washer fluid container at two holiday parties in Chatham-Kent.
The host of one of the parties, Rebecca DEMEURICHY, 25, died yesterday after drinking punch that police think was contaminated with windshield-wiper fluid, which contains methyl alcohol.
Her husband, Rob DEMEURICHY, is one of the three people being treated at a London hospital.
Police said they are still investigating whether the contamination was intentional.
One person was in critical and another in serious condition at London Health Sciences Centre after being flown by air ambulance from Erieau.
The parties took place in Erieau, Chatham Kent-Police said. The condition of the third person was not known.
Police are urging anyone who was at DEMEURICHY home at 857 Mariners Rd., or at the home of Mary Lou VIDLER and Hartley VIDLER at 1300 Vidler Ave. between December 23 and January 1, to go to the nearest emergency department immediately.
"The sooner you (go) to hospital after drinking something toxic, the better chance you have," said Doctor Margaret THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, medical director of the Ontario Regional Poison Information Centre.
The VIDLERs, in their 70s, and DEMEURICHYs, in their mid-20s, are related, said Insp. George FLIKWEERT.
Police received a call to 857 Mariners Rd. in Erieau yesterday morning.
When they arrived, they found one person dead. Another was taken by helicopter to a London hospital.
Later yesterday, one more person was flown to a London hospital and another person drove themselves, police said.
The death and illnesses are being linked to an alcoholic mixed punch served at the two addresses on December 23 and December 31, FLIKWEERT said.
The drink concoction was mixed in a container and may have had traces of windshield washer fluid.
An autopsy could begin as early as today to determine DEMEURICHY's cause of death.
The mixed drink was served at an open house party at the VIDLER residence on December 23 and again at a New Year's Eve party at the DEMEURICHY home.
Rebecca DEMEURICHY was ill Tuesday, two days after the second party, FLIKWEERT said.
Between 12 and 18 people who were at one or both of the residences have already been contacted and gone to hospital, FLIKWEERT said. He said anyone who was at either house for a drink may have been contaminated.
"People may be laying around thinking they have the flu and in fact it's a… poisoning that may cause serious bodily harm or death," he said.
The problem with drinking "other alcohols" such as those found in gasoline antifreeze and windshield-washer fluid is that the body doesn't metabolize them right away, THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said.
Someone who drank "bad alcohol" could just feel drunk, and then feel nothing at all.
"They're not toxic until they're broken down into their byproducts," THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said.
If the "bad alcohol" was mixed with the usual stuff people drink at parties -- spirits, wine or beer -- then the symptoms would be delayed, she added, because kidneys first break down the non-toxic alcohol.
Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breath or vision changes, said Willi KIRENKO, a nurse practitioner.
She said only people who were at either address and drank an alcoholic beverage should be concerned.
People experiencing symptoms will have blood work taken and will know in about 30 minutes how serious their condition is, KIRENKO said
She urged people to take the warning seriously.
"The treatment for this… is time sensitive," she said.
Poison control has been helping direct the hospital with treatment.
Treatment includes dialysis -- one of the effects of drinking something such as windshield-washer fluid is kidney failure -- and intravenous fluids, THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said.
"It's very serious. We could save your life, but you could have permanent blindness… If all the byproducts haven't been made by the time you go to the hospital, we can delay the formation of the byproducts. (But) we can't reverse the problems," she said.
If You Where There
Police ask anyone who was at either address -- 1300 Vidler Ave. or 857 Mariners Rd., in Erieau -- during the holidays to contact Chatham-Kent police at 519-436-6616 and go to the nearest emergency department.

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DEMITROFF 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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DEMPSEY o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
LEIFSO, Donald Arthur
Donald Arthur LEIFSO of R.R.#2 Elmwood, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his residence on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, in his 79th year.
Beloved husband and best friend of Peggy. Loving father of Brian and his wife Susanne of Elmwood and Donna and her husband Rick HATTEN of R.R.#1 Desboro.
Cherished grandfather of Melissa, Sabrina and Brandon LEIFSO and Sarah (Terry,) CRYSTAL and Rob HATTEN.
Don will be fondly remembered by his brother Allan and his wife Estella of R.R.#2 Elmwood and his sister Alice and her husband Jim DEMPSEY of Connecticut. Predeceased by his brother Ray, sister Audrey AHRENS and his parents, Arthur and Emma (STUEMPFLE) LEIFSO.
Visitation was held at the Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Hanover Lodge #432 Masonic service was held Thursday at 7 pm.
A funeral service was held on Friday, July 27, 2007 at Saint_John's Lutheran Church, Elmwood at 2 p.m. Interment in Saint_John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood.
Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation, Saint_John's Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DEMPSEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-26 published
LEIFSO, Donald Arthur
Of R.R.#2 Elmwood, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his residence on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 in his 79th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Peggy. Loving father of Brian and his wife Susanne of Elmwood and Donna and her husband Rick HATTEN of R.R.#1 Desboro. Cherished grandfather of Melissa, Sabrina and Brandon LEIFSO and Sarah (Terry,) Crystal and Rob HATTEN. Don will be fondly remembered by his brother, Allan and his wife Estella of R.R.#2 Elmwood and his sister, Alice and her husband Jim DEMPSEY of Conn. Predeceased by his brother Ray, sister Audrey AHRENS and his parents, Arthur and Emma (STUEMPFLE) LEIFSO. Visitation will be held at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Hanover Lodge #432 Masonic service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2007 at Saint_John's Lutheran Church, Elmwood at 2 p.m. Interment in Saint_John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood. Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation, Saint_John's Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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DEMPSEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
TAILOR/TAYLOR, Eve Ridout
Widow of Leonard A. TAILOR/TAYLOR, nearing her 92nd birthday, died peacefully and comfortably in her home in the presence of her daughters, on December 5, 2007. Devoted mother of Eve-Lynne J. TROXEL (George Fabian) and Jocelyn M. COOK. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Allison LEE, Rebecca TROXEL and Jillian COOK. Sister of Grace (Bill) CLEMENTS. Predeceased by brothers Howard, Ernest and George RIDOUT, sister Mary AYERS, and sister-in-law Irene ANDREWS. Eve was loved, admired and respected by all who knew her and her passing will leave a huge gap in the hearts of her family and Friends. Special thanks to Doctor Mark NOWACYNSKI, Annette DRINKWATER from Senior Peoples' Resource in North Toronto and nurse Judy DEMPSEY for all their warm and loving care. Memorial service will be held at Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home at 733 Mt. Pleasant Rd. in Toronto, on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Flowers or donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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DEMPSTER 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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DEMUY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Mary Ann (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Passed away suddenly on July 7, 2007. She lived a full and happy life, travelling widely and enjoying her summers at the family cottage with her best friend and husband of 61 years, William Kenneth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He predeceased her in 2002. Born April 6, 1919, Mary Ann resided in Toronto until 2001 when she moved to Waterloo. Mary Ann's warmth, wisdom, and wit will be dearly missed by her family: Children - Carl (Mary) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Waterloo, Arlene (Christopher) RUSSELL of Los Angeles, California, and Geof (Muriel) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Grimsby; Grandchildren - Jennifer (Walt) HAUER of Norwalk, Connecticut, Simon THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Waterloo, Danielle (Steve) CHAMBERLIN of Belmont, California, Andrew THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (Alison DEMUY) of Waterloo, and Alan (Angela) THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Waterloo; and Great-Grandchildren - Alice, William, Elise, and Rebecca.
A memorial service celebrating Mary Ann's life will be held at 1: 30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount St. S. in Waterloo. Her wish was that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto or a charity of your choice and may be made privately or through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Mary Ann, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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LOVENUIK, STEVE
Pa, a master builder of family, Friendships, and structures, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Steve's passion for living life fully and sharing that passion made him unforgettable to all that he met. He was a positive force in many lives, especially his family of 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and to Dorothy, his loving wife of 51 years. Steve is survived by Dorothy; children and grandchildren, Jeff (Cheryl), Anna, Calvin LOVENUIK of Calgary, Laurie (Perry,) Kyle, Kurtis, Michael NISHIYAMA of Edmonton, Donna (John,) Alyson, Veronica, Paula ROONEY of Calgary, Pat (Dale,) Kara, Ben, Mallory KNELLER of Durango, Colorado, Stephen LOVENUIK of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Mary (Gord,) Krysia, Ross, Reid FERGUSON of Calgary, Margaret (Joe) Sofia SCHLIESSLER of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Monica (Dave,) Declan, Brendan GAINER of Redmond, Washington; sisters, Mary (Joe) HOOVER, Elise (Chris) DEMUYNCK, Margaret GELINAS, and brother Al (Heather) LOVENUIK. Steve was born in Smoky Lake in 1934, the son of Anna and Nicholas LOVENUIK. He grew up in Coal Valley. Steve was respected as an owner of a successful construction business in Edmonton. Over many years he was responsible for the construction of several hundred buildings in the area. Steve was forever working to help those he loved. Throughout his life he was always aware of the needs of his growing family and made everyone happy. He gave us a great sense of family that we all possess now - that legacy lives on. He loved to see his family gathered around the dining room table for a feast prepared by Dorothy and to hold everyone captive until he recited his Italian, or Polish, or Latin version of Grace. Like Louis Armstrong sang, Steve lived in 'A Wonderful World'. We will miss him at track meets, recitals, athletic races, golf games, ski hills, volleyball games, dance competitions and soccer games. He was an avid spectator and Number One Fan of his children and his grandchildren's endeavors. We would like to thank Doctor Helen Hays for her kind and caring support and efforts to help make Pa comfortable in his final week. Prayers on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 7: 00 p.m., Hainstock's Funeral Home 9810-34th Ave, Edmonton. Funeral Services on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m., Saint Thomas More Catholic Parish, 210 Haddow Close (23rd avenue and Terwillegar Drive), with interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Edmonton. Hainstock's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.

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