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FELDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-13 published
HARRIS, Toba Rifka, " Daisy" (née TOPP)
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2007, in Toronto at 99 years of age. Daisy HARRIS, loving wife of the late Herman HARRIS. Dear mother of Wendy (Ephraim) GAERTNER, and Marcia (Howard) FELDMAN. Proud grandmother of Sara, Misha, Hayley, Susan, and Jenna. Survived by her devoted sister Connie (widow of Jack LUBOTTA,) and sister-in-law Helen TOPP. Predeceased by her siblings, Lillian (Manny) STARKMAN, Jack TOPP, Abe (Lil) TOPP, and Izzy TOPP. Child of the late Emanuel and Sarah TOPP. Daisy had a sweet tooth for life; her spirit and vivacity did not reflect her age. She had a life many people dreamed of, was healthy, active and surrounded by a loving family. Graveside service at Shomrai Shabos section of Roselawn Cemetery on Monday, August 13th at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva 27 Redford Place, Thornhill, from 2: 00 p.m. daily, evening services 8: 30 p.m. Shiva ending Friday, August 17th at noon. Memorial donations may be made to Jewish National Fund, 416-638-7200.

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FELDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-21 published
GODFREY, Mary Elizabeth (née MORIN)
Passed away peacefully with family at her bedside after a courageous battle with cancer on December 19, 2007, at the age of 86, at West Oaks Long Term Health Care Facility, where she resided since August 2007. Beloved wife of the late Gordon M. GODFREY, P.Eng. (mining), June 2, 1973. Devoted and loving mother of Gordon (Carol), Elizabeth EVERARD (Michael), Patricia, John (Vicki). Cherished nana to Ryan (Erin), Colleen, Steven, Kevin (Alaina), Dylan and Patrick. Born March 13, 1921 in Toronto to Harold (Harry) MORIN and Mary (Molly) (née BOURKE.) Predeceased by her two sisters Margaret PEACOCK and Katrine CURTIS. Mary lived in Timmins until 1956, before moving to Elliot Lake where she resided until 1967. For the last 29 years, Patricia lived with Mary in Oakville. Mary's joy for travel took her around the world. Cruising, accompanied by her daughter Patricia, was a favorite pastime over the last 15 years. Mary is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in eastern and western Canada, especially Margaret Ann ANDES, her Friends, neighbours and life long friend Mary (Everard) LAST also from Timmins. Mary lived a quiet life dedicating time to enjoy her family. According to her wishes, only immediate family will preside at the cremation at Glen Oaks Crematorium, Oakville followed by a private interment at Spring Creek Cemetery, Clarskson, Ontario. A memorial service celebrating her life to be held in spring, 2008. Her family thanks Doctor Debra FELDMAN and Staff on the 3rd floor, East and West Wing, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital as well as Doctor Ling HUANG and the staff at West Oaks Long Term Care Home for providing wonderful care, compassion and support to Mother and her family. We also express our deepest gratitude to Patricia, daughter and life companion for her devoted care giving to Mother in her final years. Mother's courage, strength, wisdom, unselfish ways, wonderful sense of humour, will live on in our hearts. Your family is so proud and blessed to have you as our beloved Mother. Donations if desired may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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FELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-06 published
McEACHERN, Edna Adelaide (ROBB)
Surrounded by her loving family at Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest on Saturday June 2, 2007. Edna Adelaide (ROBB) McEACHERN of Mount Forest in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late John McEACHERN. Loved mother of Erma FELL of Dundalk and Joyce KEITH of Hamilton. Loving grandmother of Bob FELL, Linda WINNINGTON (Gord HUFTON), John FELL (Irene), Brian KEITH (Laura), Kimberley ELLINGSON (Dean), Janice MARUNIC (Kruno) and Christine KEITH (Sean). Edna will be sadly missed by her many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sister-in-law Verna McEACHERN of Guelph. Predeceased by sons-in-law Ken FELL and Larry KEITH, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Friends called at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday June 5 at 11 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Southgate Township. Memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com.
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FELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-06-20 published
McEACHERN, Edna
The family of the late Edna McEACHERN wish to thank Friends and relatives for their kindness, thoughts, prayers, cards, food and visits, donations and floral tributes. Special thanks to Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre, Mount Forest, Rev. Nan and Rev. Andy, also the ladies of the Fireside Group and Hendricks Funeral Home, for their special care. All is very much appreciated. Thanks also to Ken HARRISON and Ken LYTLE for the music.
- Erma FELL and Joyce KEITH and Family.
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FELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-05 published
ALPAUGH, Mary “Melba” Elizabeth (née CALLAHAN)
Of Owen Sound, formerly of Tara, passed away peacefully at Central Place Retirement Home, Owen Sound on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in her 85th year. Loving mother of Fred of Port Severn, Bob and his wife Shirley of Tara, Dennis and his wife Lorie of Tara, John and his wife Lynda of Dobbinton, Helen and her husband Jerry BENNINGER of Breslau, Fay and her husband Kenneth FELL of Forest and Dale and her husband Terry BOLGER of London. She will be missed by her sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Melba will be fondly remembered by her sister Norma STRONG of Owen Sound. Predeceased by her husband Gordon, son David in infancy, daughter-in-law Carmel, granddaughter Glenda FELL and her brother Glen CALLAHAN. Arrangements are entrusted to Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley and are incomplete at this time.

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FELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-09 published
ALPAUGH, Mary “Melba” Elizabeth (née CALLAHAN)
Of Owen Sound, formerly of Tara, passed away peacefully at Central Place Retirement Home, Owen Sound on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in her 85th year. Loving mother of Fred of Port Severn, Bob and his wife Shirley of Tara, Helen and her husband Jerry BENNINGER of Breslau, Fay and her husband Kenneth FELL of Forest, John and his wife Lynda of Dobbinton, Dennis and his wife Lorie of Tara, and Dale (née McMANN) and her husband Terry BOLGER of London. She will be missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. Melba will be fondly remembered by her sister Norma STRONG of Owen Sound and sister-in-law Ruby ALPAUGH of Hanover. Predeceased by her husband Gordon, son David in infancy, daughter-in-law Carmel, granddaughter Glenda FELL, brother Glen CALLAHAN and her parents, John and Mary (BAILEY) CALLAHAN. A Celebration of Melba's life will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Cameron Funeral Home, Chesley. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
GRAHAM, Allen Frederic, M.D., F.R.C.P. (Can,) M.C.
Peacefully, at Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Darling husband of Helen Clare (HAWKER.) Beloved father of Shari Graham FELL (Tony) and Annabel Lucille GRAHAM. Greatly loved 'grand-dad' of Annabelle FELL, Graham FELL, Geoffrey FELL (Martha,) and Caitlin FORRESAINT_Great-granddad to Jacqueline and Sophie FELL. Brother-in-law to Joy and Clive FOSTER. Fun-loving brother of the late James GRAHAM (Aileen,) Elizabeth ANDRAS (Ken,) and Lucille BARTON (Ted.) Greatly loved 'Uncle Afie' to many nieces and nephews. Born in Toronto on October 2, 1915. son of Dr. Joseph S. GRAHAM and Eleanor Boyd GRAHAM. Grandson of Sir John Alexander BOYD, last Chancellor of Ontario, and Lady Boyd. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Aurora and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. In 1939 he joined the British Medical Corps as Captain and was posted to North Africa. Captured at Tobruk in 1941, he became a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany until 1945. He was later awarded the Military Cross for extreme bravery under fire throughout the Battle Tobruk. Returning to Canada in 1945, he met Helen, the love of his life in August on V.J. day. They were married January 28th 1946 in New York City and enjoyed 62 years of love, fun, and great happiness together. Beloved physician, he practiced medicine at the Medical Arts Building and Toronto General Hospital for over fifty years. He loved nature and treasured his summers at Goodcheer Island in Georgian Bay and winters and weekends at 'Hawksprings' in the Hockley Valley. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour and love of life, his compassion, kindness, and humility. The family wishes to thank Ioanna JUNEJA and Zodie GHEBRHEWATE for their wonderful care over the last few years. A funeral service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto, on Monday, October 29th at 3: 30 p.m. Reception to follow at The York Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation or The Toronto Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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FELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
GRAHAM, Allen Frederic, M.D., F.R.C.P. (Can,) M.C.
Peacefully, at Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Darling husband of Helen Clare (HAWKER.) Beloved father of Shari Graham FELL (Tony) and Annabel Lucille GRAHAM. Greatly loved 'granddad' of Annabelle FELL, Graham FELL, Geoffrey FELL (Martha,) and Caitlin FORRESAINT_Great-granddad to Jacqueline and Sophie FELL. Brother-in-law to Joy and Clive FOSTER. Fun-loving brother of the late James GRAHAM (Aileen,) Elizabeth ANDRAS (Ken,) and Lucille BARTON (Ted.) Greatly loved 'Uncle Afie' to many nieces and nephews. Born in Toronto on October 2, 1915. son of Dr. Joseph S. GRAHAM and Eleanor Boyd GRAHAM. Grandson of Sir John Alexander BOYD, last Chancellor of Ontario, and Lady Boyd. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Aurora and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. In 1939 he joined the British Medical Corps as Captain and was posted to North Africa. Captured at Tobruk in 1941, he became a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany until 1945. He was later awarded the Military Cross for extreme bravery under fire throughout the Battle of Tobruk. Returning to Canada in 1945, he met Helen, the love of his life in August on V.J. day. They were married January 28th 1946 in New York City and enjoyed 62 years of love, fun, and great happiness together. Beloved physician, he practiced medicine at the Medical Arts Building and Toronto General Hospital for over fifty years. He loved nature and treasured his summers at Goodcheer Island in Georgian Bay and winters and weekends at 'Hawksprings' in the Hockley Valley. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour and love of life, his compassion, kindness, and humility. The family wishes to thank Ioanna Juneja and Zodie Ghebrhewate for their wonderful care over the last few years. A funeral service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto, on Monday, October 29th at 3: 30 p.m. Reception to follow at The York Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation or The Toronto Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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FELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-10 published
Doctor won Military Cross for bravery in a raging tank battle in North Africa
Trained in Toronto, he was seconded to the British Army to become a battalion medical officer at Tobruk, writes Sandra MARTIN. He was captured and spent the rest of the war treating PoWs
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S12
Shy, smart and athletic, Allen GRAHAM graduated from medical school a few months before Canada entered the Second World War. Less than two years later he had exchanged his intern's whites for a khaki uniform. As a member of the medical corps, Lieutenant GRAHAM was not supposed to be directly involved in fighting the enemy. Instead, he was expected to provide medical services when soldiers fell ill, and to care for the wounded. Instead, he was decorated for bravery in North Africa, captured by the Germans and spent most of the war behind enemy lines treating the sick and dying in prisoner of war Camps.
Allen Frederic GRAHAM was born in the middle of the First World War, the third of four children of Doctor Joseph and Eleanor (née BOYD) GRAHAM. On his mother's side he was the grand_son of Sir John Alexander BOYD, a very prominent lawyer and judge in the late 19th century. After Allen's father died when he was 11, the bereaved boy's godfather, J.P. BICKELL, the millionaire mining executive and part-owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, provided the funds to send him to St. Andrew's College in 1927.
Boxing Champion
In his six years at the boarding school for boys located in Aurora, Ontario, Allen excelled both academically and athletically. He played cricket and was on both the first rugby and hockey teams and was the boxing champion in June, 1932, according to the school's records. He was also a prefect and won the Old Boy's Medal in math when he graduated in 1933.
After St. Andrew's, he went to the University of Toronto, graduating in medicine in 1939. He had served in the General Reserve of Officers Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.F.) while he was at university, and was an intern at the Toronto General Hospital when the Second World War broke out. On July 1, 1941, he enlisted as a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. He was quickly seconded to the Royal Army Medical Corps and shipped to England for training and then to Cairo. The British got a bonus in Lt. GRAHAM, according to his family, because he introduced his cricket-playing colleagues to the North American game of baseball.
He probably first saw action with British Forces at Tobruk, the heavily fortified and strategically located fortress in Libya that was hotly contested by Axis and Allied powers. But it was his courageous actions at the Gulf of Sidra, a body of water on the northern coast of Libya, that earned him promotion to the rank of captain and the Military Cross "in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East."
The citation, which was published in the Canada Gazette on November 5, 1942, stated: "During the attack on El Sidra on 5 June 1942, this officer [Capt. Allen Frederic GRAHAM] was the battalion medical officer. He followed closely behind the attacking tanks, but realizing that a smokescreen put down by the enemy obscured his view, he brought his un-armoured vehicle to the forefront of the tank battle. There, in his truck or on foot, despite the battle raging around him, and the intense artillery and machine-gun fire of the enemy, he calmly proceeded from one damaged tank to another, evacuating the casualties and rendering first aid. He showed complete disregard for his own personal safety in the execution of his duty and his bravery was responsible for saving many lives."
Capt. GRAHAM was captured during the offensive led by The Desert Fox, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and his Afrika Korps Panzer tanks on Tobruk in May and June of 1942. (Tobruk remained under Axis control until the Allies re-took it after the Second Battle of El Alamein in November, 1942). After his capture, he continued working as a doctor, but tended to Allied prisoners of war from all over the world.
He was sent first to Italy "in such a dilapidated aircraft that he doubted they would reach their destination," according to an account written by W.G. Cosbie in his book, The Toronto General Hospital 1819-1965: A Chronicle, and then to Lamsdorf in Poland, the notorious Stalag VIII-B (later renumbered Stalag-344) that had been the site of PoW camps since the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. It was there that the Germans had incarcerated Polish PoWs after invading Poland in 1939. Approximately 100,000 Allied PoWs eventually spent time in this over-crowded camp.
After having been incarcerated in Lamsdorf for nine months, Captain GRAHAM was moved to Stalag Luft III, a primary PoW camp for Allied officers in Sagan, about 170 kilometres southeast of Berlin. This camp was famous for the number of times PoWs attempted to flee their captors, including the major break from the British compound on March 24, 1944 that was the basis for the book and the movie entitled The Great Escape. Of the almost 80 prisoners who crawled out of camp through a tunnel 102 metres feet in length, dug nine metres below ground level, only three made it to neutral territory. The rest were recaptured, and 50 of them were executed.
Death March
Capt. GRAHAM's main job, according to an interview that he gave to The Globe and Mail on his return to Canada in June, 1945, was taking care of prisoners "who were unable to march." As the balance of power shifted after the D-Day invasion of Normandy in June, 1944, and Allied forces moved eastward through France and westward from Russia hoping to join up west of Berlin, the Germans began evacuating some of their PoW camps by forcing their prisoners on "death marches," or by cramming them into box cars on railway lines. Capt. GRAHAM's patients were the PoWs who were too weak or sickly to be transported.
Like many veterans, Capt. GRAHAM didn't like to discuss the horrors he had seen and experienced, but he did tell his daughters how frustrating it had been to try to treat PoWs when he had virtually no medical supplies. He was always performing triage and making horrific decisions about who was likely to die and who might survive with a dose of his paltry drugs. When the first Red Cross parcels, containing the miracle drug penicillin, arrived late in the war, he was jubilant.
The Russians liberated Capt. GRAHAM's camp in March, 1945, and he finally began his long trek home. He told his family later that the Russians separated the officers from the enlisted ranks and fed them a meal of pigs' feet slathered with sour cream, washed down with vodka. It was far too rich for men accustomed to nothing more nutritious than black bread and water. Capt. GRAHAM was so nauseated that he went outside to be sick and fell head first into an open grave.
Many of the troops and the other PoWs began looting German houses, but all that Capt. GRAHAM wanted was a knife and a fork and a napkin ring - symbols of the civilized life he had left behind three years earlier. The GRAHAMs still have that "liberated" napkin ring, dated 1576.
Along with other Canadian PoWs, representing 48 different ranks, he travelled with Russian troops by box car, bicycle and on foot through war-devastated Poland and Ukraine. The Canadian PoWs embarked by ship from Odessa on the Black Sea. Capt. GRAHAM arrived at Union Station in Toronto on June 12, 1945, where he was greeted by his widowed mother and by a reporter and a photographer from The Globe and Mail.
Two months later, on Victory over Japan day in mid-August, 1945, he met Helen HAWKER at a celebratory party at his mother's big house on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto. Ms. HAWKER, who had arrived with another man, noticed tall, skinny Capt. GRAHAM sitting alone on a sofa under the stairs. Wondering who he was, she asked her friend, James GRAHAM, the veteran's name. "Oh, that's my brother, Allen," he replied, according to a well-told family story. "He's just back from the war. Don't pay any attention to him. He's boring." Ignoring this caution, Ms. HAWKER introduced herself and spent the rest of the evening by Capt. GRAHAM's side - while her date finally went home alone.
Elopement
Five months later, they eloped to New York, where they were married on January 28, 1946. This past January they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Together, they raised two daughters, Shari Graham FELL and Annabel GRAHAM.
After Capt. GRAHAM was demobilized, he returned to his medical studies, qualified as a specialist in internal medicine and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) in the late 1940s. Doctor GRAHAM had privileges at Toronto General Hospital for many years, and saw patients at his offices in the Medical Arts Building at St. George and Bloor Streets in midtown Toronto for more than 50 years.
The GRAHAMs summered at Goodcheer Island in Georgian Bay and spent winters and weekends at "Hawksprings," their home in the Hockley Valley. Doctor GRAHAM finally retired when he was 80. After a long, healthy life, he fell ill last month with interstitial pneumonitis, a disease that is not usually responsive to antibiotics and causes a progressive shortness of breath.
Allen Frederic GRAHAM, M. C, was born in Toronto on October 2, 1915. He died in Toronto General Hospital on Wed., October 24, 2007. He was 92. Predeceased by his three siblings, he is survived by his wife Helen, his daughters Shari and Annabel, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his extended family.

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FELLOWES o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-12 published
DEBRUYNE, Joan Astrid (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
A lifetime resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully Wednesday January 10, 2007 at Public General Hospital in her 80th year. Beloved wife of George DEBRUYNE for 57 years. Dear mother of Garna ARGENTI and husband George and Susan LOGAN of Peterborough. Grandmother of Adam and Aaron ARGENTI and Dylan and Chloe LOGAN. Also survived by sister Phyllis Irene ELLIS of London. Predeceased by her parents Percy and Myrtle TAILOR/TAYLOR, sisters Jean WADSWORTH, Marjorie FELLOWES, Patricia LONGMORE and infant granddaughter Sarah LOGAN. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church (Anglican), Chatham on Monday January 15, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. At Joan's request, there will be no funeral home visitation. Interment of ashes in Christ Church Memorial Garden at a later date. If you wish, charitable contributions in Joan's memory, may be directed to Christ Church Memorial Fund or the Lung Association of Chatham-Kent. Online condolences may be left at www.bowmanfh.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Ave. (519-352-2390)

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FELTIS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-10 published
FELTIS, Cecil
In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who passed away 16 years ago, January 10, 1991.
The rolling stream of life goes on,
But still the vacant chair.
Recalls the time, the voice, the smile
Of him who once sat there.
- Always remembered by wife June, daughter Nancy and family.

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FELTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-12 published
FELTON, Michael
Passed away at Hospice Niagara, on Monday December 10th, 2007, surrounded by his family, at the age of 63. He is survived by his wife Hélène, his children Philippe (Heather), Elise (Axel), his loving grandchildren Alex, Aubrey and Sarah, and his brother Robert (Ola). The family wishes to thank all the wonderful staff who cared for Mike at Hospice Niagara.
Friends and family will be received at the Niagara-On-The-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 415 Regent Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Saturday, December 15th from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Niagara (www.hospiceniagara.ca) would be appreciated by the family.
Online guest register www.morganfuneral.com

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