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GIRARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Larry Allan
Suddenly in Meaford on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Larry WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford, beloved husband of the former Leona ELLIS, at the age of 66. son of the late William and Margaret (FOTHERGILL) WHITE/WHYTE. Loved father of Vicky COOK of Kitchener and Larry Jr. “Sam” WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford. Sadly missed grandfather of Chelsea, Colin and Cameron COOK, and Vanita WHITE/WHYTE. Dear brother of Dorothy Doran (Kenn RAPP,) Gwen (late Doug) OLIVER, Marjorie (late Reg) GIRARD, Keith (Lois) WHITE/WHYTE all of Meaford, Myrna (Ernie) ZWANCK of Brampton and Sharon (late Paul) DUNN of Meaford. Predeceased by a brother Laverne WHITE/WHYTE and a sister Marilyn (late Edward) McQUARRIE. Remembered also by brothers-in-law Kenneth and Ronald ELLIS of Meaford and by his many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family service of committal and interment of Larry's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-01 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Larry Allan
Suddenly in Meaford on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Larry WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford, beloved husband of the former Leona ELLIS, at the age of 66. son of the late William and Margaret (FOTHERGILL) WHITE/WHYTE. Loved father of Vicky COOK of Kitchener and Larry Jr. “Sam” WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford. Sadly missed grandfather of Chelsea, Colin and Cameron COOK, and Vanita WHITE/WHYTE. Dear brother of Dorothy DORAN (Kenn RAPP,) Gwen (late Doug) OLIVER, Marjorie (late Reg) GIRARD, Keith (Lois) WHITE/WHYTE all of Meaford, Myrna (Ernie) ZWANCK of Brampton and Sharon (Paul) DUNN of Meaford. Predeceased by a brother Laverne WHITE/WHYTE and a sister Marilyn (late Edward) McQUARRIE. Remembered also by brothers-in-law Kenneth and Ronald ELLIS of Meaford and by his many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family service of committal and interment of Larry's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-01 published
WHITE/WHYTE, Larry Allan
Suddenly in Meaford on Sunday, July 29, 2007. Larry WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford, beloved husband of the former Leona ELLIS, at the age of 66. son of the late William and Margaret (FOTHERGILL) WHITE/WHYTE. Loved father of Vicky COOK of Kitchener and Larry Jr. “Sam” WHITE/WHYTE of Meaford. Sadly missed grandfather of Chelsea, Colin and Cameron COOK, and Vanita WHITE/WHYTE. Dear brother of Dorothy DORAN (Kenn RAPP,) Gwen (late Doug) OLIVER, Marjorie (late Reg) GIRARD, Keith (Lois) WHITE/WHYTE all of Meaford, Myrna (Ernie) ZWANCK of Brampton and Sharon (Paul) DUNN of Meaford. Predeceased by a brother Laverne WHITE/WHYTE and a sister Marilyn (late Edward) McQUARRIE. Remembered also by brothers-in-law Kenneth and Ronald ELLIS of Meaford and by his many nieces and nephews and their families. A private family service of committal and interment of Larry's cremated remains will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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GIRARD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
WALKER, Gordon Edward
At his home in Sauble Beach, with his family by his side Thursday afternoon August 16, 2007. Gord WALKER of Sauble Beach at the age of 69. Loving husband and best friend of the former Frances IANSON. Devoted and loved father of Wayne and his wife Carol and Paul and his wife Kathy all of Owen Sound, Susan WALKER and her husband Marc GIRARD of Collingwood and Kevin and his fiance Kim MIZEN of Sauble Beach. Lovingly remembered by his eleven grandchildren; April, Craig and Jay WALKER, Gregory, Michelle and John WALKER, Kari and Matthew CUNDY and Sydney, Mackenzie and Andy WALKER. Dear brother-in-law of Bill MIDDLETON and his wife Betty of Sauble Beach, Shirley LEE and her husband Murray of Port Perry and Evelyn HERON and her husband Keith of Norwood. Predeceased by his sister Joyce MIDDLETON . Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted from the Hepworth Baptist Church Monday afternoon at 2: 00 p.m. Interment Zion Cemetery. Expressions of remembrance to the Diabetes Association or the Hepworth Baptist Church would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Gord by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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GIRARDIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-01 published
ALLEVATO, Giuseppe " Joe"
Peacefully surrounded by his family at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2006 Giuseppe (Joe) ALLEVATO in his 91st year. Loving husband of 54 years of Luigina (Gina) (née SISCA) ALLEVATO. Proud father of Eugene (Jim) ALLEVATO and his wife Sandra of Burlington, Maria (Luisa) ALLEVATO and her husband Dave of Toronto, and Susanna (Susy) GIRARDIN and her husband Larry of London. Cherished nonno of Aleyea, Joseph, Larah, Patrice, Alexander and Aubree and great nonno of Taliah. Predeceased by his parents Francesco and Marietta ALLEVATO, his brothers Salvatore (Sam), Antonio (Tony) and Eugenio (Jimmy) and their spouses and his sisters Teresina and Adelina and their spouses. As an uncle he will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Thank you to the nurses and staff at University Hospital 6th floor and Father Greg BLONDE. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saint Peter's Restoration Fund would be appreciated.

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GIRDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-31 published
COX, Harry Edward
Peacefully with his family by his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound Tuesday morning October 30, 2007. Harry COX of Allenford in his 65th year. Loving husband of the former Sandra GIRDLER. Loved father of Todd and his wife Jane of Guelph, Tim and his wife Andrea of Owen Sound and Shannon Lee (Babe) of Allenford. Lovingly remembered by his four grandchildren Hillary, Bronson, Jayme and Cody. Dear brother of Murray and his wife Shirley of Owen Sound, Shirley COX of Allenford and Marlene and her husband Bill PRICE of Tara. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth and her husband Ross KING of Owen Sound, Shirley and her husband Glenn KIRKLAND of Southampton, Shirley GIRDLER of Owen Sound and Marg GIRDLER of Walkerton. Dear nephew of Florence COX of Allenford. Also survived by several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by two brothers-in-law Gordon and Larry GIRDLER. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Friday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Henry SIKKEMA officiating. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara. Expressions of remembrance to the Cancer Society, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Allenford would be appreciated. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com. A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Harry by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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GIRDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-23 published
WARKENTIN, Wilda J.
November 17, 2007, age 73, of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Beloved wife of Ralph. Dearest Mother of Jane, and Nancy (Rich) HOUDEK. Loving Grandmother of Karin, Evan, and Grace. Dear Sister of Laurene BOYD, Audrey PASK, Marlie WEST, Georgina BARNARD, Margaret GIRDLER and Linda BAUMAN/BOWMAN. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, November 21, 2007.

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GIRDLER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-27 published
GIRDLER, Shirley (née BLUHM)
Suddenly at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Monday November 26, 2007. In her 69th year, Shirley GIRDLER (née BLUHM,) beloved wife of the late Gordon GIRDLER. Loving mother of Lloyd and his wife Bonnie, Lynda and her husband Rod McGARVEY, and Ken GIRDLER and his wife Dianne. Loving grandmother of Loni, Lacey, Kayla, Kasey, Brad and Chelsea. Dear sister-in-law of Ruth (Mrs. Ross KING), Shirley (Mrs. Glenn KIRKLAND), Sandra (Mrs. Harry COX) and Marg (Mrs. Larry GIRDLER.) Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GIRDWOOD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-05 published
LYONS, Robert Alexander " Bob"
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, September 2, 2007 in his 70th year. Bob owned and operated the Dornoch General Store for 26 years. Loved by his wife Lynda: children Rhoda TWINING (Al), Cathy (Tim) GIRDWOOD, Barry LYONS (Lori), Bonnie LYONS (Chris) and Robert (Heather) LYONS; step-children Debbie HINDMAN and Sonya BLAKE; seventeen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three brothers and five sisters. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held at Latona Presbyterian Church, Dornoch on Friday, September 14, 2007 at noon. Arrangements entrusted to Grey Bruce Cremation and Burial Services.

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GIROUX o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-11 published
ZEGGIL, Thelma Mary
Passed away at the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, Ontario on Sunday, July 1, 2007 in her 86th year. Thelma, loving wife of the late Nelson ZEGGIL, beloved mother of Jack (Gwen) ZEGGIL, Carol Ann (Thomas SPOONER), Elaine (Gerald PATTERSON), Joan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Pierre GIROUX.) Cherished grandmother of Stephen and Jennifer STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Melissa and Leslie SPOONER, Jeff (Dawn) ZEGGIL, Julie (Mark SUMNER) and great-grandmother of Sierra SUMNER and Cole and Justine ZEGGIL. A memorial service was held on Friday, July 6, 2007 at Fawcett Funeral Homes Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. Interment Singhampton Union Cemetery, If desired, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Friends may leave condolences by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
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GIROUX o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-18 published
ZEGGIL, Thelma (née LOUGHEED)
Thelma ZEGGIL, formerly a resident of the McIntyre District, Osprey Township, passed away July 1, 2007 in Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, following a brief illness.
Born July 13, 1921 in Simcoe County, she was the daughter of May and George LOUGHEED. On December 15, 1941 in Duntroon she was married to Nelson ZEGGIL The couple farmed on the 4th Line, Osprey Township for over 35 years until Nelson passed away in 1982. Thelma remained on the farm until 1984, when she moved to Collingwood where she lived for 17 years. She then resided with her youngest daughter Carol Ann and her family in Meaford and Gore Bay.
She is survived by daughters Elaine (Gerry) PATTERSON, Joan STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Pierre GIROUX), Carol Ann (Tom) SPOONER, and son Jack (Gwen) ZEGGIL, grandchildren Jeff (Dawn) ZEGGIL, Julie (Mark) SUMNER, Jennifer STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Stephen STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Melissa SPOONER and Leslie SPOONER and three great-grandchildren, Sierra SUMNER and Cole and Justine ZEGGIL. She will be sadly missed by sisters-in-law Ethel LOUGHEED of Stayner, Lillian CREVIER of Singhampton and Olive ZEGGIL of Markham, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, the funeral was held on July 6, 2007 in the Fawcett Funeral Home, Collingwood, with interment in Singhampton Cemetery.
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GIROUX o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-23 published
In a weekend of gun violence, 11-year-old's death 'heartbreaking'
By Jessica LEEDER with a report from Jennifer LEWINGTON, Page A1
It was around midnight Saturday when two telltale cracks cut the sounds of happy partygoers and children playing outside right out of the air.
The fast pattern of gunfire that followed sent mothers within a North Toronto public housing complex into a panic. In No. 1880, the centre block, some began hollering out the names of their children, listening for their calls back.
While the shouting carried on, 11-year-old Ephraim BROWN was splayed on the ground in an alleyway next to the building, unable to even speak his name. Caught in a rain of gunfire while zooming around on his scooter, neighbours said, the Grade 6 pupil took a bullet to the neck. By the time a brood of women from the complex found him and carried him into a nearby unit to tend to him, his blood pressure had dropped. It appeared they were too late.
"I was holding him in my arms," a women who gave her name as Karen said. "As soon as I held him, I knew there was something wrong. We were trying to do cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. We were trying," she said, shaking her head.
Young Ephraim, the city's 43rd homicide victim of the year, was one of three males in the Toronto area killed by gunfire over the weekend, prompting renewed calls for a crackdown on illegal guns and an end to the gang violence that has made the northern corridor of Toronto's Jane Street notorious.
The Toronto shootings came as gun-related violence played out in other Canadian cities over the weekend. Three women and a man were shot outside a downtown nightclub in Winnipeg when a man walked up to a group standing outside the entrance of the club and fired seven shots before fleeing on foot, police said. The man, believed to be a bouncer, was seriously injured. In Halifax, Glenn Brian Bourgeois, 37, died Saturday afternoon after he was shot several times and left on the street.
Toronto Mayor David Miller, the father of an 11-year-old, noted that all shooting deaths are tragedies, but he called Ephraim's death "exceptionally heartbreaking."
Late yesterday, while police continued their investigation into the boy's shooting at the complex near the intersection of Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West, children on bicycles nonchalantly wove over and under police tape, as if the yellow streamers were simply decorations left over from a birthday party.
Among some violence-weary residents lounging in the hot afternoon sun amidst the police tape, it seemed as if a malaise has set in.
"Another life gone. Nothing we can do," one young mother said. "It happens all the time. I'm not afraid it's spreading: I know it's spread. Before this happened, this part of Jane… was considered safe," she said.
Up the road at a community police detachment, Ephraim's family, who moved to the complex only recently, appealed to their neighbours for help in solving his killing.
"It could just as easily have happened to one of your family members," Amanda TAILOR/TAYLOR, Ephraim's 23-year-old sister, said yesterday while clutching her brother's picture to her chest and fighting back tears.
"For those of you who don't know me or my family or my little brother, I'm sure what I'm about to ask you is going to sound like a really big favour," she said. "I'm asking if you know anything, anything at all, you say something. We all know somebody out there knows something."
While police have yet to make any arrests in the shooting, Toronto Police Detective Sergeant Gary GIROUX said police are working with numerous witnesses. The incident has its roots in a birthday party held at the complex Saturday that got out of hand when rival gang members carrying handguns came face to face.
Ephraim was saying goodbye to some Friends, about to wheel his way home, when numerous shots were fired, neighbours said.
Toronto Police Chief Blair yesterday vowed to make Ephraim's shooters "pay for the terrible crime they committed."
He said he spoke with Mr. Miller and Attorney-General Michael Bryant, and both pledged to do "anything and everything that is required" to apprehend and prosecute the shooters, and to stop the trend of violence in the area.
He also implored the community not to engage in retaliation.
"That will not bring the young boy back," he said.

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GIRVIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
SUMMERHAYES, Donald Clair (December 21, 1931-November 8, 2007)
Surrounded by the physical presence and unconditional love of those closest to him, Don passed away very gently at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2007. Grace and courage marked the last months of Don's life, as he lived with cancer diagnosed too late for treatment. Don was a poet, teacher, critic and photographer. He was an unflinchingly loyal and deeply loving parent, grandparent, partner and friend. Don will be missed by many, among them his wife, Merlin HOMER his children, Siobhan, Christopher, Jonathan and Jennifer (Hall) his sister Anne (MacFARLANE;) his grandchildren Caitlin and Alicia HALL and Devin and Polly SUMMERHAYES; and John HALL and Deborah GIRVIN. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, especially Doctors McLEAN, MAZZOTTA and CRISPINO to all the members of the Home Care Team, especially Diane OLIVER, R.N. and to the circle of Friends who provided emotional, material and spiritual support. Don made regular contributions to Saint_Joseph's Health Centre, The Aids Committee of Toronto, the Scott Mission, the Toronto Symphony and an education fund for his grandchildren. If wished, contributions to any of these would support his ongoing priorities. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes, 63 Mimico Avenue, Toronto on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com'

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