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GRUBB o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-09 published
THORNLEY, Elva B. (née PRIMMER)
Peacefully with her family by her side at Summit Place in Owen Sound Wednesday morning August 8, 2007. The former Elva PRIMMER of Owen Sound in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Allen THORNLEY for 57 years. Loving mother of Elizabeth and her husband Roger SHANTZ of R.R.#1, Shallow Lake and Bob and his wife Lynda of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Kristen and her husband Matt, Ken, Lynette, Kerri, James, Jordan, Ryan, Joshua, Jennifer, Andrew and Johnathan and one great-granddaughter Rya. Dear sister of Carl PRIMMER and his wife Bernice of British Columbia, Joyce WHALEN of Owen Sound and Gwen GRUBB and her husband John of Florida. Dear sister-in-law of Fred THORNLEY and wife Shirley of Owen Sound, Betty THORNLEY of Stoney Creek and Isabel PRIMMER of Mount Forest. Predeceased by her son Ted (2000), daughter-in-law Karen and granddaughter Vicki (2005), her parents Charlie and Laura PRIMMER and two brothers Roy and Doug PRIMMER. Friends may call at the Downs and son Funeral Home Hepworth Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Michael THORNLEY officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Expressions of remembrance to the Alzheimer Society or the Gideon Bible Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. 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 Elva by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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GRUBB o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-18 published
LANTZ, Colleen (née DIEMERT)
Of Hanover, passed away suddenly as the result of an automobile accident on Saturday, August 11, 2007. She was 33. Survived by her husband Bernard “Bernie” LANTZ, infant (6 weeks) son Tanner William LANTZ, parents Ralph and Pauline DIEMERT of R.R.#5 Mildmay, maternal grandmother of Mary Ann GRUBB of Hanover, sisters Lori (Charles) VICTOR of Toronto, Lisa (Peter) PROUDLOVE of Barrie, brother Joe DIEMERT (friend Janelle) of Regina, Saskatchewan, parents-in-law Harold and Hazel LANTZ of Neustadt, brothers-in-law Grant (Theresa) LANTZ of Hanover, Durwin (Sheila) LANTZ of Mount Forest, Brian LANTZ (friend Julie) of Hanover. Predeceased by grandfather Philip GRUBB and grandparents Joe and Marie DIEMERT. Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday 2-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 24, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Mervin PERERA officiating. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover. Pallbearers will be Joe DIEMERT, Charles VICTOR, Peter PROUDLOVE, Grant LANTZ, Durwin LANTZ and Brian LANTZ. Flowerbearers will be Lori VICTOR, Lisa PROUDLOVE, Tammy GROVE- McCLEMENT, Gina CLIFFE, Tanya LLOYD and Luanne KRUEGER. Memorial donations to the Trust Fund for Tanner or the Lupus Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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GRUBER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-01 published
RIDDELL, Doctor Andrew (1919-2006)
Passed away peacefully, at Saint Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, December 29, 2006, at the age of 87 years. Andrew was a graduate of Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto and was an anaesthetist for just under 40 years. He was a charter founding member of the Kitchener Waterloo Power and Sails Squadron and a member of the Kitchener Waterloo Amateur Radio Club. Doctor Andrew was also a member of the Honey Harbor Boat Club, the Madawaska Club, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener. He very much enjoyed his summers sailing in Georgian Bay. Doctor Andrew is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Mary, his sons, Bill RIDDELL and Drew (Evelyn) RIDDELL, grandchildren, Jennifer RIDDELL (Liam), Christa (Jason) GUCKENBERGER, Alex G. RIDDELL (Nicole), Karrie (Paul) ARCHAMBAULT, Melissa GRUBER, and Alex R. RIDDELL, as well as his great-grandchildren Tyler, Kalvin, Sydney, and Teah. Andrew is also survived by his sister Bea RIDDELL of Toronto and he was predeceased by his brother Matthew Kent RIDDELL. Friends are invited to share their memories of Andrew with his family during visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Condolences for the family and donations to the Saint Mary's Cardiac Care Centre may be arranged through the funeral home, 519.745.8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Doctor Andrew, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.

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GRUIA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-08 published
GRUNFELD, Rachel (née KALLUS)
Peacefully, in Montreal, on Sunday, August 5, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Aron GRUNFELD. Loving mother of Yaffa GRUIA, Doctor Eva GRUNFELD and Louis GRUNFELD; and caring mother-in-law of Jerry GRUIA, Ronald CLARK and Marlene OSTRONOFF. Devoted grandmother of Kim, Jeffrey, Kayla and Aaron and, joyfully, her new great-grand_son Quinn. Funeral service at Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon Street West, Montreal on Thursday, August 9 at 1: 00 p.m. Burial at the Dominion Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 8000 Cote St. Luc Road, Apt. 615, Montreal. Contributions in Rachel's memory may be made to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 345-2605.

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GRUNBERGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-12 published
GRUNBERGER, Margaret
On Monday, June 11, 2007 at North York General Hospital. Margaret GRUNBERGER, wife of the late Tibor. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Miriam and Joe FROHLINGER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Kati and the late Sanyi SCHONBERGER. Devoted grandmother of Debbie, and Anita. A graveside service will be held in the Community Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery on Wednesday, June 13th at 3: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 416 499-1417.

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GRUNDMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-28 published
FINGOLD, Pamela (née GRUNDMAN)
On Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital. Pamela FINGOLD, loving, giving, caring and beautiful (inside and out), wife of Peter FINGOLD. Most loving mother of Carolyn, Alissa, and Melanie. Devoted daughter of Gail and Irving GRUNDMAN, and daughter-in-law of Evelyn and the late Harvey FINGOLD. Special and caring sister of Howard and Gary GRUNDMAN. Candy and Couscous will miss their afternoon walks with Pamela. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West, (3 lights west of Dufferin), for service on Monday, May 28th at 2: 30 p.m. Interment Beth Torah Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Shiva 72 Shallmar Blvd. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Sick Kids Foundation at 416 813-6166.

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GRUNERT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
BUTTEDAHL, Doctor Paz
Dr. Paz BUTTEDAHL, 65, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2007. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 25 years, Doctor Knute BUTTEDAHL. She is survived by her husband, John K. PARK, daughter Maria Beck BUTTEDAHL (Bob BECK), son John BUTTEDAHL (Lisa FERRARI), brother Valerio GOYCOOLEA (Rebecca PALMA,) and sisters Sofia GOYCOOLEA (Richard E. LANE) and Loreto GOYCOOLEA. Paz was a proud aunt of Claudia GOYCOOLEA (Mauricio MEYER,) Alexandre COULON (Maureen COULON- MENASHE,) Oliver GOYCOOLEA and great-aunt to Nicholas MEYER. She was a loving step-mother to Kim and Gary BUTTEDAHL and proud grandmother to Caleb and Alisha GRUNERT. Her family wishes to join in expressing all their love and appreciation for the extraordinary person Paz was, and for the outstanding contributions she made to the world. Paz was born in Santiago, Chile, and created a vast network of Friends, colleagues and students throughout the world, garnered through a long and distinguished career. The breadth of her experience spanned work with universities, international development organizations and agencies, and the Canadian military. Whatever the setting, common threads ran through all of her work: a passion for fostering international and intercultural understanding; a focus on sustainable development; and a belief in the possibility of creating an equitable and socially just world. The academic portion of Paz's career involved teaching at several universities in Canada, the United States, and Latin America, including a faculty position at the University of British Columbia and most recently, at Royal Roads University. Her work at the universities was always characterized by a passionate commitment to her students, the injection of an international perspective and comparative education approach to her courses, and a desire to create international partnerships linking students and educators from the developing world with those in Canada. Paz was sought after as a researcher and educator specializing in international development issues, and was a consultant with many international agencies and organizations. These included the Canadian International Development Agency, The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Organization of American States. Paz also worked for almost a decade with the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. As Deputy Director of the Fellowships and Awards Division, her focus was on the development of human resources and the strengthening of institutions in the developing world through the education and training of their researchers and project staff. Paz strongly believed in learning as a crucial component in the achievement of sustainable development. In the early 1990s, as international development issues became more and more intertwined with issues of security, Paz was invited to attend the National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario, where she also contributed as the academic advisor to the Commandant. A subsequent posting to the Centre for National Security Studies provided a base for her research linking issues of sustainable development to those of human security. Paz's vast storehouse of knowledge and experience found a home and became invested in the creation of the Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding program at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. As founder and program head, Paz worked tirelessly to build the program and to ensure its sustainability and its relevance to the international development and security issues of today's world. The Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding program was to be Paz's final contribution in a lifetime of notable achievements. In spite of failing health during the past months, she found strength in providing ongoing leadership to the program and in planning for its future. Paz, with her indomitable spirit and her vision of a world that might be, has enriched and influenced the lives of hundreds of Friends and colleagues around the world. Her loss will be deeply mourned. A celebration of her life will be held on at 1 p.m. on October 21 at Royal Roads University, 2nd Floor Grant Building, 2005 Sooke Rd. Victoria, British Columbia.

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GRUNFELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-08 published
GRUNFELD, Rachel (née KALLUS)
Peacefully, in Montreal, on Sunday, August 5, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Aron GRUNFELD. Loving mother of Yaffa GRUIA, Doctor Eva GRUNFELD and Louis GRUNFELD; and caring mother-in-law of Jerry GRUIA, Ronald CLARK and Marlene OSTRONOFF. Devoted grandmother of Kim, Jeffrey, Kayla and Aaron and, joyfully, her new great-grand_son Quinn. Funeral service at Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon Street West, Montreal on Thursday, August 9 at 1: 00 p.m. Burial at the Dominion Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 8000 Cote St. Luc Road, Apt. 615, Montreal. Contributions in Rachel's memory may be made to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 345-2605.

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GRUPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
MAGILL, Sam
Quietly at Cummer Lodge on Friday, July 13, 2007, in his 90th year. Loving brother of Anne GRUPP. A service will be held in the chapel of the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street), Toronto, on Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m.

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GRUPSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-18 published
Death of elderly Scarborough couple suspected murder-suicide
By Jessica RAFUSE, Page A12
The death of an elderly couple marks the city's second suspected murder-suicide in less than a month, sparking concerns about the issues geriatric caregivers face when they are ill themselves.
A woman visiting her parents' Scarborough home late Tuesday evening discovered the body of her 81-year-old mother in a bedroom. She had a gunshot wound to the head. Police later found her 83-year-old father in a car in the garage, also shot in the head.
Neighbours say the elderly woman had cancer, while her husband, who had been her primary support and caregiver, was recently hospitalized for heart complications.
"I guess he just couldn't cope any more," said neighbour Ramon SMITH, who is 75 and takes care of his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
The scene in Scarborough was eerily familiar for Toronto police, who just last month found the bodies of Percy STEIN, 66, and his mother Sarah GRUPSTEIN, 84, in a condominium downtown, in what is also believed to be a "mercy killing."
Rather than succumb to the stomach cancer Mr. STEIN was battling and leave his wheelchair-bound mother to be sent to a nursing home, he decided to end their lives himself. He shot her before killing himself on the bed beside her. He left a note.
Benoit MULSANT, clinical director of geriatric mental health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said these cases highlight an important type of murder-suicide in which an individual who is taking care of an older person, usually debilitated and dependent, comes to the "distorted conclusion" that they are both better off dead.
"When looked at, it first appears to be humane," said Doctor MULSANT. "But the person who is killed is not consulted and not able to express his or her opinion."
While murder-suicides are rare, depression and feelings of hopelessness are not a natural part of aging and need to be treated, Doctor MULSANT said.
"People expect older people to be miserable, so this makes it acceptable. But, wrongly so."
The uncertainty of what lies ahead, loss of companionship and the shifts in roles and responsibilities are some of the major challenges elder caregivers deal with, said Arlene CONSKY, a social worker for Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
The difficulties with coping and adjusting to these changes can be a source of depression, especially when caregivers are battling illnesses of their own, and have negative consequences on their behaviour and frame of mind if left untreated.
Dr. MULSANT advises people to pay serious attention when individuals make negative comments about their life, have sleeping problems, are experiencing weight loss or lose passion and interest in their usual activities.
It's important to watch for these symptoms because many elderly patients who suffer from them won't necessarily bring them up, often due to the stigma surrounding mental illness and old age.
Dr. MULSANT also reminds people that if they're concerned about someone, they shouldn't be afraid to ask them if they are thinking about death or want to die for fear they're planting ideas in their head.
"Many people are relieved that someone cares," Doctor MULSANT said. "Many people who are suicidal will tell you the truth and are happy that you want to help."
Accessing support and services that assist caregivers is one of the most important steps to reducing rates of depression, said Ms. CONSKY.
"Knowing they're not alone and not the only ones has a way of transforming the way they're coping from a victim to an empowered person," she said.

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GRUSZEWSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
DOMBEK, Carl F.
On Friday, October 5, 2007 at the St. Catharines General Hospital at 58 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Margaret. Dear brother of Frank (Dora) DOMBEK and Wanda and the late Arthur GRUSZEWSKI. Dear son-in-law of Alison and the late Douglas BLACK and brother-in-law of Gerald (Florence) BLACK, Ann BLACK, Aileen (Jim) LYONS. Predeceased by his parents Felix and Mary DOMBEK and his uncle Antoni DOMBEK. Carl will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Following his graduation from Brock in 1971, Carl completed a Law Degree at Dalhousie University. After his call to the Bar, further graduate studies at Queen's University and a period in private practice, he joined the Ontario Civil Service in 1977. Carl held numerous positions as senior government lawyer for several ministries and tribunals. Carl served as president of Competition Commission Appeals Tribunal and throughout his career published several legal articles. Family and Friends will be received at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St. on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Carl's life will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 12 noon. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line Guest Book - www.dartefuneralhome.com

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GRUZALC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-09 published
GRUZALC, Rebecca
Peacefully on October 8, 2007 in her 103rd year, beloved wife to the late David GRUZALC, adored mother and mother-in-law to Max and Marthe GRUZALC. Devoted grandmother to Rose and Mark ORLAN, and Nathalie ISAACS. Cherished great-grandmother to David, Michael and Nicole ORLAN, and Danielle and Alannah ISAACS. Funeral service will be held at Dawes Road Cemetery - Federation Section (3169 St. Clair Ave. East) at 1: 00 p.m. on Tuesday October 9, 2007. Shiva private. Her loving strength, independence and generosity will continue to inspire and live in all of us.

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