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JENINGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-14 published
CAMMIDGE, Mildred "Millie" Margaret Jane (née JONES)
Peacefully at Country Lane Long Term Care in Chatsworth, on Sunday, November 11th, 2007. Mildred Margaret Jane CAMMIDGE (née JONES,) of Chatsworth and formerly of Wiarton, in her 98th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Harry CAMMIDGE. Loving mother of Maude JENINGS and her husband, Nelson, of R.R.#2, Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of Gregory JENINGS and his wife, Laurie, of Manitoulin Island, Delynn CUTTING and her husband, Doug, of Owen Sound and Darrell JENINGS and his wife, Pam, of London. Dear great-grandmother of Jason, Justin, Devin, Denaé and great-great-grandmother of Bella STEVENSON. Millie is survived by her special niece, Eleanor THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Maude JONES; her brother, Earl JONES; her sisters, Mae CARNAHAN and Hazel DAILEY. A Private Family Graveside Service has been held at Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Humane Society, as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, (519-376-7492).

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JENKINS o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-02 published
BOESE, Elizabeth (née METZINGER)
Elizabeth BOESE, of Hanover, passed away at The Village Seniors' Community, Hanover on Thursday, October 25, 2007. She was 83.
Elizabeth was born in Temerin, Hungary, daughter of the late Franz and Theresia (née UNTEREINER) METZINGER. She was a member of the Harmony Club and a former member of the Paisley Rebekah Lodge.
Survived by daughters Theresa Boese KNUCKEY of Perth, Australia and Leigh Anne BOESE of Hanover. Also survived by brother Michael (Eva) METZINGER of Hanover, brother-in-law Kurt (Minnie) BOESE of Kitchener and sisters-in-law Erna BOESE, Thea METZINGER, Gretel BOESE and Hanna BOESE, all of Germany. She will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Henry BOESE, sister Theresa BARTH and brother Hans METZINGER.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Saturday, 2-5 p.m. where a Funeral Service was held on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 2 p.m. Carla JENKINS officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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JENKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-09 published
GOW, L. Noreen (née MINSHALL)
At Caressant Care Nursing Home on Sunday January 7, 2007. L. Noreen GOW (née MINSHALL) of Woodstock in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest W. GOW. Dear mother of Ralph GOW and his wife Cathy of Thamesford and Murray GOW and his wife Sherry of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Joanne, Carrie, Alan and Lee-Ann and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Edythe JENKINS of California. Predeceased by a granddaughter and a grand_son as well as her 2 brothers Ray and Ross and her sister Norma. Noreen was a member of the congregation of College Avenue United Church. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, (519) 539-0004 on Wednesday January 10, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend David DUNCAN officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment later in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to College Ave. Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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JENKINS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-11 published
Only one gun used in fatal Toronto shooting
By Jonathan JENKINS, Sun Media, Mon., June 11, 2007
Toronto -- Just one gun was used to pump bullets into the packed Honda carrying Jose Hierro SAEZ and several Friends, killing the teen and wounding three other men, police said yesterday, dismissing the suggestion the victims fired back.
"We have no evidence to support anyone in the Honda firing back," Toronto police homicide Det.-Sgt. Gary GRINTON said.
"If it's a gunfight, it's an awfully one-sided one."
Hierro SAEZ, 19, was hit in the head and pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon.
"It's not a good time right now," said a man outside the victim's townhouse, just metres from where he died.
GRINTON said SAEZ was working as a shipper-receiver and living with his mother and sister.
Like the three other men injured with him, he was known to police, but only in "a very minor way," GRINTON said, adding police have no firm reason why their car was targeted.
"There's a lot of different possibilities that we're getting, but none that we've confirmed and none that are terribly plausible, to be honest," GRINTON said.
"There's a lot of stuff we're looking at, but nothing I could say."
McFrinn PADDY, 19, Moustaffa OMAR, 20, and Matthew DALE, 18, were all injured in the barrage, fired from inside a silver Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle about 3 p.m.
All three are speaking with police about the shooting.
One of the men was released from hospital Saturday, a second was expected to be released yesterday and the third was to be treated for about a week, the detective said.
"They're very lucky, especially the one chap who got it in the stomach," GRINTON said.
The shooting continued for about 50 metres, he said.

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JENKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-29 published
HOBBS, Eva Ilona (née STUMPF)
Passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2007 in her 78th year. Beloved supporting wife of Doctor Kenneth HOBBS for over 52 years. Dear mother to John HOBBS, Anne Elizabeth and her husband Greg MALTA, and Mary Katherine and her husband Joe COLASURDO. Devoted grandmother (Nagyi) to Mikaela, Brady, Eric and Angelina. Eva is survived by sister Betty JENKINS of Stoney Creek, brothers-in-law John and his wife Audrey HOBBS, and Bill and his wife Anna HOBBS. Eva and her husband Doctor Kenneth HOBBS have devoted the last 30 years to helping others around the world on their humanitarian missions. Eva was a friend to many and touched all who knew her. Eva will be greatly missed around the world. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa, with funeral service at Saint Mark's United Church, 201 Centre Street South, Whitby, Ontario, on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Groveside Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Children's Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated, in lieu of flowers. Visitation Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

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JENKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-05 published
MacCORMACK, Elizabeth Ann
On July 1, 2007, Elizabeth Ann MacCORMACK, beloved daughter of John R. MacCORMACK, Prof. Emeritus of History, Saint Mary's University and Ann Vibeke MacCORMACK, formerly of London, England, and wife of Paul JENKINS, died after an arduous but gallant battle against the ravages of multiple sclerosis. Elizabeth was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 12, 1961 and after attending public schools in Halifax and Cambridge, England, graduated in Honours History from the University of King's College in 1983. She was active in the media and for some time a production assistant of the well known ATV program, Live at Five. She also strongly supported Amnesty International.
Following her 1989 marriage to Paul they spent some five years in Japan teaching English as a second language in Osaka where, it may be noted, her school employed her picture to advertise itself on subway trains. Leaving Japan, they spent time in Spain, close to four years in Mexico, before arriving in Kensington Market, Toronto in 2000.
Eventually her relentlessly progressing illness necessitated hospitalization. She enjoyed the expert and loving care of the staff of the Queen Elizabeth Centre (Toronto Rehab) before final transfer to Saint_Joseph's Intensive Care Unit. The family would like now to express their deep gratitude to the staffs of both institutions, her former caregivers and particularly to Alex GEDDES for his many visits that Elizabeth much appreciated and to her her aunt Mary MacFADYEN and cousins Christie and Sandy MacFADYEN who so eased her last months.
She is survived by her husband Paul; parents; sister Kirsten MacCORMACK (Donald WESTIN;) brothers Allan (Annie Yu Chen;) John nieces Katrina, Fiona, Alison, Ai; nephews Niall, Tamaki, Chen San; aunts Mary MacFADYEN, Anna GEDDES, Margaret HODGKIN, Elizabeth HILL; and many loving cousins in Canada, England and Denmark.
A "Remembering Elizabeth" gathering will be held at 6: 30 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2007 in the Cafeteria of Queen Elizabeth Centre, 130 Dunn Avenue., Toronto. Her funeral will take place at a later date in Halifax. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Elizabeth's memory to Amnesty International, St. Christopher House or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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JENKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
JENKINS, Doctor John Charles
Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, on July 24, 2007. Born April 7th, 1928, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, to Mildred and Harry JENKINS, John acquired a love of the sea early, and with his cousin Cameron GARRETT sailed the waters of Pictou Harbour in his first decade. Two months before his death he and his cousin, with friend Dan Kubat, sailed from Toronto to Hamilton and participated in the National Yacht Club sailpass to complete a lifetime of his treasured hobby. A graduate of Dalhousie Medical School, Class of '58, John went west to Alberta for a year, before settling in Simcoe, Ontario in 1959, to do general practice till 1967, when he returned to Dalhousie to pursue studies in Anaesthesia. He completed his residency at Saint Michael's Hospital and The Toronto General Hospital in 1973, and practiced in Stratford till 1994. Once retired he expanded his traveling interests and sailed extensively, as well as participating very actively in his medical class reunion activities. He enjoyed the Arts extremely, and was a faithful member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto for many years.
A marriage to Marilyn Skinner TOLLEY in 1954 resulted in children John (Glenna), Ellen (Peter COLLEY), Carol (Philip TIETZE), Rebecca (Joel BAKAN,) Lucia (Robert COX) and Ruth. Predeceased by brother "Bill" and sister Eleanor, John is survived by his children, sister Carol (Rolly) ANDREWS, grandchildren Jacqueline, Morgan, John Alexander ("Sandy"), Sadie, Martha and Myim; close cousins Judy MacKAY, Halifax, Cameron (and Dinny) GARRETT (New Glasgow,) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service to be held at Centenary United Church, 24 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27th, 2007, Rev. Wayne IRWIN officiating. Remains have been donated to Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Donations may be made To The Memory of Doctor John Charles JENKINS to Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association, 5850 College St. Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4H7, or to The Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, M5G 1G7.

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JENKINS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-30 published
JENKINS, Peggy (HETTY)
Retired Owner/Operator of Camsport Trailer Sales and Sandaraska Trailer Park and past employee of Dunlop - Whitby.
After a life well lived and and a courageous battle with cancer, Peggy, beloved wife, mother, Nana, great-grandmother and aunt, passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Centre on November 7, 2007 with her husband by her side. Loving and adored wife of David JENKINS for 48 years. Cherished mother of Lindsay (Marge) of Oshawa, Kim BROUGH (Doug) of Pontypool, Rhys ('Osk) of Peterborough and Glyn (Cindy) of Orono. Much loved, kissed and hugged Nana of Angela, Troy, Jenna, Amy, Iain, Nolan, Hannah, Tara and Kari and Great-grandmother to Taylor and Kaylee. Special Aunt to Gordon (Lauren) RICHARDS of Toronto. Sadly missed by many Friends and past customers, especially long time friend and support, June BUDGELL. Peggy will be remembered for her selflessness, gentleness and her caring, thoughtful nature. She was extremely dedicated to her family and Friends. She was well loved and will never be forgotten. As per Peggy's wishes a funeral service was not be held. As expressions of caring and sympathy Peggy requested donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Centre. Her family wish to thank and acknowledge the caring and compassionate nurses and staff from the Palliative unit, who provided exemplary care (respectful and supportive throughout her 2 month stay). The wonderful, cheerful staff made this difficult time for Peggy and her family easier to bear. Thank you also to the Community Care Access Centre front line staff who were there every day for her.

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JENKINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-12 published
STREEF, Cory (née CLACK)
President of Faye Clack Communications Inc. Passed away Peacefully in her 47th year on Thursday November 8, 2007, at Credit Valley Hospital. Cory, beloved wife of Albert STREEF. Proud and loving mother of Fallon and Jillian STREEF, and Sadie-May STREEF- HOLTZWORTH. Dearly loved daughter of Faye CLACK (Ewing RAE) and William CLACK (Pat DAMM.) Survived by her grandmother, Vereda HOBBS. Cherished sister of Virginia ZIMM (Jim JENKINSON) and Scott CLACK (Kim MAYER- CLACK.) Cory will also be lovingly remembered by Albert's parents, Jan and Johanna STREEF; his brothers and their Families Martin (Olivia), Peter (Anna), John (Lena) and Jacob (Janna) STREEF and sister-in-law Karen Soles STREEF. Cory was the past president of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association, was an honourary director of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association and was honoured as the Produce Person of the Year in 2005 for her fundraising efforts for the flood victims of Hurricane Katrina. Cory was also an owner of Streef Produce Ltd. She will be sorely missed by so many. Friends will be received at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton (905) 878-2669 on Wednesday November 14 from 2: 00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A celebration of Cory's life will be held at the Gambrel Barn, Country Heritage Park (Tremaine Road, north of Steeles Avenue) in Milton (905) 878-8151, Hyperlink www.countryheritagepark.com on Thursday November 15, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faye Clack Communications Inc., In Trust for, The Cory Clack-Streef Memorial Fund, which is a registered charity with Royal Bank of Canada.

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JENNER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-22 published
JENNER, James Laurence
Passed away peacefully on August 20, 2007 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Laura - née RINGROSE (2000.) Dear father of Sr. Brenda JENNER, Vincent and Sue JENNER, Stuart and Judy JENNER, Martha and Dennis SERRAN, Andy and Cathie JENNER, and Vivian and Kevin BENNETT. Treasured grandfather of Donald, Jamie, Danelle, Christopher, Scott, Bradley, Brenda, Sherry, Holly, Joshua, Becky, Melissa, Nathan, and great-grandfather of Chelsea, Curtis, Cory, and Alicia. Loving brother of the late Charles, husband of Doreen JENNER. Jim retired from Hiram Walkers after 30 years of dedicated service. His gift of artistic woodwork can still be seen in many churches in Windsor and Wiarton. Visiting Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (1-866-716-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. Cremation to follow. On Thursday, Friends are invited to meet the family at St. Stephen's Anglican Church (5280 Howard Ave.) after 2: 30 p.m. followed by the Memorial Service to celebrate Jim's Life at 3 p.m. with Reverend Jane FLETCHER officiating. Interment of the ashes to follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery. If you so desire, donations to St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Oldcastle, or to the Wiarton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. You may send your cherished memories online at www.kennedyfh.com

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JENNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
FLETCHER, John Palmer (February 20 1911-June 15 2007)
Peacefully, At his home on June 15, 2007, surrounded by his family. John was the son of the late Caroline Anne and Howard Allan George FLETCHER. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Jean. Trained as a physician at the University of Toronto, John graduated in 1936. In the early stages of his career John pursued a research career with Charles H. Best, co-discoverer of Insulin. When World War 2 began, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, where he served for five years with distinction, winning the Military Cross and the St. George Cross for his courage during t he Battle of Jelsi in 1943. On his return from Europe in 1945, John returned to medical research with a special interest in pediatric medicine. He felt ever more drawn to the practice of pediatric medicine and in the late 1940s left research to pursue this interest. The family moved to Ottawa in 1956, where, because of health problems, he became a corporate physician with Bell Canada. With his health restored and missing the experience of working with children, he returned to private practice in 1962. He retired in 1986 at the age of 75. He is survived by his three daughters: Mary, Susan and Frances; three sons in law, Robert HUDGINS, John FREEMAN and Edmund CLARK; eight grandchildren, John and Alan RAMUNAS, Delbert, Jean, Hugh and Caroline CLARK, and Lauren and Jessica HUDGINS; as well as five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 21, 2007, at the Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue at 2: 00 p.m. John's daughters would like to thank the Community Care Access Centre, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Comcare, especially Lois FRANCIS, Janet HINTON, and Mary Elizabeth GROULX, who cared for him in his final years. Doctor Julie JENNER of the Centretown Community Health Centre in Ottawa gave him the wise and compassionate care he had provided to his own patients. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

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JENNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-22 published
FLETCHER, John Palmer (February 20 1911-June 15 2007)
Peacefully, At his home on June 15, 2007, surrounded by his family. John was the son of the late Caroline Anne and Howard Allan George FLETCHER. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Jean. Trained as a physician at the University of Toronto, John graduated in 1936. In the early stages of his career John pursued a research career with Charles H. Best, co-discoverer of Insulin. When World War 2 began, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, where he served for five years with distinction, winning the Military Cross and the St. George Cross for his courage during the Battle of Jelsi in 1943. On his return from Europe in 1945, John returned to medical research with a special interest in pediatric medicine. He felt ever more drawn to the practice of pediatric medicine and in the late 1940s left research to pursue this interest. The family moved to Ottawa in 1956, where, because of health problems, he became a corporate physician with Bell Canada. With his health restored and missing the experience of working with children, he returned to private practice in 1962. He retired in 1986 at the age of 75. He is survived by his three daughters: Mary, Susan and Frances; three sons in law, Robert HUDGINS, John FREEMAN and Edmund CLARK; eight grandchildren, John and Alan RAMUNAS, Delbert, Jean, Hugh and Caroline CLARK, and Lauren and Jessica HUDGINS; as well as five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 21, 2007, at the Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue at 2: 00 p.m. John's daughters would like to thank the Community Care Access Centre, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Comcare, especially Lois FRANCIS, Janet HINTON, and Mary Elizabeth GROULX, who cared for him in his final years. Doctor Julie JENNER of the Centretown Community Health Centre in Ottawa gave him the wise and compassionate care he had provided to his own patients. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be greatly appreciated.

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JENNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
SPEARN, Charles Franklin
Peacefully at Roberta Place, Barrie on Thursday September 27th, 2007. Charles SPEARN of Barrie and originally of Penetang in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 64 years to Frances Eileen (née MAXWELL) SPEARN. Loving father of Ann (Norman DOWDS) of North Vancouver, British Columbia, John (Diana, née ORMSTON) of Waterloo, Scott (Paula, née MARSDEN) of Toronto, Greg of Hidden Valley, P.A., and Robert (Jill, née JENNER) of Rossland, British Columbia Loving grandfather of Matt, Adam, Emma, Blair (Julia SCHNEIDER), Brooke (Scott DOWLING), Max, Ainslie, Sarah, Lucie, Sam, and great-grandfather of Ellie DOWLING. Dear brother-in-law of Ean MAXWELL (Pat GIBSON) of Saanich, British Columbia "Charlie" devoted his entire professional life to the health care industry. He served with the Canadian Navy during World War 2 and thereafter continued to serve the medical community as a supplier of medical products. He always balanced his commitment to business with his love for family and anything the outdoors had to offer. Funeral Service will be held from Burton Avenue United Church (37 Burton Avenue) Barrie on Monday afternoon October 1st, 2007 at 3: 00 o'clock. Memorial donations to the Burton Avenue United Church Organ Fund would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com Arrangements entrusted to the care of Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street) Barrie. (705) 721-1211.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-18 published
NOBLE, Henrietta Louise (HIPPERT)
Peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, June 15th, 2007 at Grey Bruce Health Services in Markdale in her 81st year. The former Henrietta HIPPERT was the beloved wife of Harry NOBLE, she was the loving mother of Daniel and his wife Sandy, Nadine and her husband Jack JENNINGS, Marie and her husband Keith TURNER, Jamie, and Ron and his wife Mia. Her memory will be cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren: Lisa, Justin, Brian, Lindsay, Jenn, Erin, Kerry, Kelly, Paul and Mitchell. She will be sadly missed by her sister Ruth MAXWELL. A private family service was conducted at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Pastor Brian DUNLOP officiated. Interment took place at Faith Lutheran Cemetery in Desboro. If so desired, memorial contributions to the Markdale Hospital Building Fund, Lutheran World Relief, A.L.S. Society, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers thank you.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-24 published
WASSERFALL, Margaret Elizabeth " Betty"
At Grey Gables, Markdale, on Friday December 21, 2007, Margaret Elizabeth 'Betty' WASSERFALL of Markdale, formerly of Toronto, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of William WASSERFALL, loving mother of Kathleen WILSON of Toronto, Judith WASSERFALL (David CANN) of Mississauga and Valerie WASSERFALL (James CULLEN) of Chesley. Dear grandmother of Peter MORRIS; Ian, Blair, Anne and Mary WILSON; James and Stephanie CULLEN; Gregory, Heather and Margaret CANN. Predeceased by daughter Anne MORRIS and brother Bill JENNINGS. Betty served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2, graduated from Victoria College, U.of T. receiving her Bachelors of Arts, Library Science and Education. Betty was employed by the York Board of Education as head Librarian at Bayview Secondary School, and was active in Friends of the Library, Markdale, Toronto Historical Society, Paperweight Collectors Association Ontario, Genealogical Association Ontario and the Ontario Bird Banding Association. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale on Thursday, December 27th from 2-4: 00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale on Friday December 28, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Walter Harris Memorial Library would be appreciated.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
BUTLER, David Rupert (March 1, 1925-June 15, 2007)
David BUTLER passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2007, after a short illness. David was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After service in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in World War 2, he qualified as a chartered accountant. For several years, he practiced with his father before moving into industry. In 1957, he moved to Montreal and worked at Jas A. Ogilvy's until he retired as President in 1985. The following year, David moved to Port Hope where he resumed private practice and served clients until three weeks before his passing.
David is survived by Mary, his devoted wife of 58 years, and his sons, David (Joan), Brian (Gail) and his adoring grandchildren, David (Jonelle), Eric, Andrew, Michelle, Katelyn, Ryan and Sean, and also by his sister Carolyn (Warren) JENNINGS and his sister-in-law Helen. He was predeceased by his parents Allan and Dolly BUTLER and his brothers Allan and Arthur.
David's many interests included community service, golf and bridge. As an active volunteer, he was involved in many organizations including Saint_John's Church, Red Cross, Friends of Music and AbbeyField Houses. For his community service, David was recognized by the Town of Port Hope as a "Citizen of the Year" in 2006.
David's love for his family was unconditional. He was much loved and respected by all who knew him. While he will be sadly missed, he will be celebrated as a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, a loyal friend and a good man.
Friends will be received at the Allison Funeral Home, 103 Mill Street North, Port Hope, Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Saint_John's Anglican Church, Pine Street North, Port Hope. Interment Port Hope Union Cemetery. Reception Saint_John's Parish Hall.
Family extends thanks and appreciation to all of David's physicians and caregivers and especially the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favourite charity is appreciated.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
DAzzling keyboard artist found a place in rock 'n' roll history
Quintessential sideman accompanied Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins and others before returning to Canada to play with the likes of Toronto's Pork Belly Futures
By Nicholas JENNINGS, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S12
Toronto -- Among blues-rock soloists and accompanists, he had few equals. An exceptional pianist, organist and accordion player, Richard BELL left his mark on more than 400 albums. Renowned for his dazzling keyboard chops, performed with such legendary figures as Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield and Bob Dylan, and played a supporting role in some key events in rock 'n' roll history.
Following a stint in the Hawks under Ronnie Hawkins, the classically trained pianist joined Ms. Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band and toured North America.
In 1970, he accompanied the iconic Ms. Joplin on the Festival Express, the historic rock 'n' roll train journey. With Full Tilt, he also appeared on Ms. Joplin's Pearl, her bestselling and most acclaimed album.
Mr. BELL's early-session work included playing on John Sebastian's album Welcome Back, which contained the theme song for the hit television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
He became a full-fledged member of The Band, working with Levon Helm and others, played on the group's final three albums (Jericho, High on the Hog and Jubilation) and performed at Mr. Dylan's 30th-anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden.
Not content to be a sideman - no matter how highly valued by others - he doggedly pursued his own projects, such as producing, arranging and composing a good number of record albums.
"He played with optimism, intelligence and humour, and that made him a fine accompanist as well as a powerful, energetic soloist," says Garth Hudson of The Band. "Richard followed in the tradition of great piano players we had, from Willard 'Pop' Jones and Richard Manuel to Stan Szelest. He was a big part of that lineage for us."
Like many Canadian musicians, Mr. BELL had been drawn south across the border to find work, but in 1989 he returned home, partly at the urging of the Toronto-born songwriter and guitarist, Colin LINDEN. As it turned out, the move was the beginning a long association with Mr. LINDEN, who, as a producer of records, ended up having him perform on more than 40 albums. "He had an incredible way of moving the air when he played."
The association with Mr. LINDEN led to constant session work with Bruce Cockburn, Cowboy Junkies, Sue Foley, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Pork BELLy Futures, and many others. He was also a member of the Nashville country-rock supergroup Burrito Deluxe, performing and contributing songs to its most recent album, Disciples of the Truth.
"He was completely fearless," says Mr. LINDEN. " When he had an idea, he wouldn't hold back - he'd always go for it."
The secret, Mr. LINDEN said, was that at the core of his friend's music lay great strength of character.
The son of Doctor Leslie BELL, a respected Canadian chorale director who founded the Leslie Bell Singers, but who also composed string quartets and played woodwinds in symphony orchestra, young Richard began playing piano at age four and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He attended Upper Canada College, where he excelled at music and was a member of the school's football, hockey and squash teams.
In 1962, his father died. After that, he began playing in local bands with older boys. "I was playing fraternity parties that would get raided by the police, and my mom would freak out," he told an interviewer recently. "But I kept going right through my teenage years."
Although he enrolled at the University of Toronto to study economics and political science, Mr. BELL found the lure of rock 'n' roll too strong and dropped out. He joined the local group Ritchie Knight and the Midnights and began gigging around southern Ontario.
In 1968, he was recruited to join Mr. Hawkins' band, an early version of the group Crowbar. For good measure, he brought along his friend Richard Newell, a vocalist and harmonica player who became known as King Biscuit Boy.
After that, everything happened in a rush. The following year, he appeared with Mr. Hawkins at New York's Fillmore East auditorium where they opened for Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs and Englishmen. He was spotted by Janis Joplin's manager, Albert Grossman, who sounded him out about joining the singer's new ensemble.
In landing the job, Mr. BELL signed on with a group that, like the original version of The Band, included three other Canadians. They were Ken Pearson on organ, John Till on guitar and Brad Campbell, a bassist who had previously played with two groups - The Last Words and The Paupers. The lone American was drummer Clark Pierson.
In early 1970, Ms. Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band began rehearsing and woodshedding - improvising harmony by ear - in San Francisco. Recalls Mr. Pearson: "I was already out there when Richard arrived. He knocked at the door and said, 'Hi, I'm Richard BELL from Toronto.' I asked him what he played, and he said piano. I thought, well, there goes my job. When we went to rehearsal, Janis goes, 'Don't worry, boys, I'm having both organ and piano.' So we flipped a coin and I wound up playing organ and he got piano. We forged a bond right then and there."
It was his work in Full Tilt that first brought Mr. BELL to the attention of Mr. Hudson. Around that time, The Band joined Full Tilt on the Festival Express (Full Tilt's performances from that tour are captured on both the Festival Express DVD and the extended reissued CD edition of Pearl).
Interestingly, the tour was also Mr. LINDEN's introduction to Mr. BELL's playing. Just 10 years old, Mr. LINDEN happened to see him perform with Ms. Joplin in Port Chester, New York "I was such a music fan that it really meant something to me, seeing these Canadian musicians up there on stage," he recalls. "It was a mighty band, and I immediately became aware of what a great player Richard was."
Full Tilt disbanded with the death of Ms. Joplin in October of that year. Mr. BELL moved to Woodstock, New York where he immersed himself in session work for the likes of Judy Collins, Karen Dalton, Eric Andersen and others. For the next two decades, he was kept busy with recording dates at different studios all over the United States.
During that time, he lived briefly in Alabama and in Atlanta, Georgia., where he was married briefly to Mary DEACON and where he gave up music to work for her father's drywall company.
By 1989, however, he had followed the sound of music back to Woodstock, and to the network of recording studios that had developed in the wake of the legendary concert 20 years earlier. There, he first met Mr. LINDEN and began to make a new string of connections. Recalls Mr. LINDEN: "He told me, 'I've been away from my family too long and really want to be with them, so I'm going to move back to Canada.' I suggested he give me a call."
Not long after that, Mr. BELL turned up in Toronto and found himself playing in Mr. LINDEN's band, and on a steady number of albums. "He'd show up at a session and be very relaxed and cool and easygoing," says Mr. LINDEN. " Then he would play, blow everybody away and then leave. He was like a producer's secret weapon, especially when he first came back to Canada and people didn't know that much about him."
And, perhaps because he was back in the game, and doing what he most loved, Mr. BELL never complained.
"He always had an incredibly positive attitude, never cynical," says Mr. LINDEN. " Once, my band was playing some horrible place where Richard had to haul his keyboards up three flights of stairs, and we'd get to the top and I'd say, 'How're doing?' He'd say, 'Well, sure beats drywall.' "
It was around then that he teamed up with such groups as The Cowboy Junkies and the enigmatically named Pork Belly Futures, a popular new band whose debut album, Way Past Midnight, had become something of a hit.
Paul Quarrington, the front man for Pork Belly Futures, says Mr. BELL was a musician whose emotions ran deep. "He played with heartfelt intensity.
"Ultimately, the essence of Richard was that he liked to be surprising," adds Mr. Quarrington, who also happens to be a Governor General Award-winning novelist. "He was musically sophisticated, but also profoundly silly - in the best possible way."
Despite such accolades, Mr. BELL remained a humble musician. "He was as modest as he was talented," says Mr. Pearson. "If you ever tried to compliment him, he wouldn't put up with it - he'd crack a joke."
According to those closest to him, Mr. BELL maintained an upbeat, youthful spirit through an eagerness to learn new things. A lover of gadgets of all kinds, he embraced computers, iPods and the latest music technology - sometimes to a fault.
"His keyboard systems could get very mutinous during recording sessions," says Mr. Quarrington. "I was always factoring in an hour or two for Richard messing around with his gear."
For his part, Mr. Hudson recalls how Mr. BELL's technological talents proved a boon to The Band. "He'd bring a computer with music-notation software and a printer with us on the road when he was writing horn parts for us … Then he'd print out the charts in the hotel room in between gigs.
"He was way ahead of us in the computer-skills department."
An avid reader, Mr. BELL loved to share favourite books with Friends and colleagues, whether it was Raymond Chandler novels or the latest bestseller. Says Mr. LINDEN: " Richard and I were both fans of the mystery writer James Lee Burke, who once wrote 'Never treat a brave man as anything less.' I thought about that so much with Richard in this past year, because he dealt with his illness with such incredible grace.
"I've never known a finer man or a better musician. It's as simple as that."
Leslie Richard BELL was born in Toronto on March 5, 1946. He died of cancer at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on June 15, 2007. He was 61. He leaves his mother, Leona HELWIG, sister, Janet MacEY, his niece Roz MacEY and nephews Richard MacEY, Doug MacEY and Gord MacEY.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-25 published
JENNINGS, Constance " Connie" (née WILSON)
Of Port Stanley on Monday, July 23rd, 2007, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at her residence, in her 82nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late John "Jack" Albert JENNINGS (1980) and much loved mother of Karen and her husband Robert BRENNAN of London, Susan JENNINGS of Mississauga, Mary Lou and her husband John DODD of Saint Thomas, Jacqueline and her husband Brian LOGAN of Surrey, British Columbia and Ian and his wife Sheila JENNINGS of Burlington. Special loved grandmother of Colleen and Kelly BRENNAN, Leslie and Jonathan NORGUARD, Ian, Neil and Amy DODD, Michael, Christopher and Katie LOGAN and Katelyn and Erika JENNINGS. Dear niece of Keith McEWEN of Dunnville. Connie was born in Saint Thomas on November 9, 1925, the daughter of the late Leslie and Audra (McEWAN) WILSON. She was a charter member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (Kenneth Lucas Chapter) and was very active during her lifetime, a member of the Saint_John's Ambulance and had received the Order of Saint_John, a Past President of the Saint Thomas Curling Club, a member of the Saint Thomas Golf and Country Club, a former member of the Port Stanley Yacht Club, a volunteer with the March of Dimes and Meals on Wheels. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas, where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to the Elgin Military Museum or the Saint Thomas Public Art Gallery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
JENNINGS, Mary
Peacefully at Belmont House on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 in her 89th year. Fondly remembered by her family and Friends in Canada and County Cork, Ireland. Mary enjoyed tennis and will be remembered for her terrific sense of humour and kindness. A funeral service will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W. (2 stop lights west of Yonge St.) on Saturday, September 29th at 10 a.m. Interment in Saint_John's Cemetery, Killowen, Ireland.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-24 published
WASSERFALL, Margaret Elizabeth " Betty"
At Grey Gables, Markdale, on Friday December 21, 2007, Margaret Elizabeth 'Betty' WASSERFALL of Markdale, formerly of Toronto, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of William WASSERFALL, loving mother of Kathleen WILSON of Toronto, Judith WASSERFALL (David CANN) of Mississauga and Valerie WASSERFALL (James CULLEN) of Chesley. Dear grandmother of Peter MORRIS; Ian, Blair, Anne and Mary WILSON; James and Stephanie CULLEN; Gregory, Heather and Margaret CANN. Predeceased by daughter Anne MORRIS and brother Bill JENNINGS. Betty served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War 2, graduated from Victoria College, U.of T. receiving her Bachelors of Arts, Library Science and Education. Betty was employed by the York Board of Education as head Librarian at Bayview Secondary School, and was active in Friends of the Library, Markdale, Toronto Historical Society, Paperweight Collectors Association Ontario, Genealogical Association Ontario and the Ontario Bird Banding Association. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale on Thursday, December 27th from 2-4: 00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale on Friday December 28, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Walter Harris Memorial Library would be appreciated.

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JENNINGS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
'Man with four hands' was one of the greatest piano players of all time
Canadian whose flying fingers mesmerized audiences around the world - from small clubs in 1950s Montreal to the lights of Carnegie Hall - was a lyrical stylist and a mentor to many
By Nicholas JENNINGS, Special to The Globe and Mail with reports from Canadian Press and staff, Page S9
Toronto -- Few pianists swung as hard or played as fast and with as many grace notes as Oscar PETERSON. The classically trained musician could play it all, from Chopin and Liszt to blues, stride, boogie, bebop and beyond. He led his own jazz trios, performed with such legendary figures as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, DIzzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong - the latter called him "the man with four hands" - recorded more than 200 albums and wrote such memorable works as Hymn to Freedom and the Canadiana Suite. "A virtuoso without peer," concluded his biographer, Gene Lees, in The Will to Swing.
"The piano is like an extension of his own physical being," composer and clarinetist Phil NIMMONS, who helped create Canadiana Suite, said in 1975 of his long-time friend. "I'm amazed at the speed of his creativity. I am not talking about mere technical capabilities, although his are awesome. I'm speaking of the times when you find him under optimum conditions of creativity. His mind can move as quickly as his fingers and that is what is so astounding."
The story of Oscar PETERSON's rise from immigrant poverty to world fame is one of popular music's great inspirational tales. Born in Montreal's Saint-Henri district, he was the fourth of five children of a Canadian Pacific Railway porter and his wife who came to Canada from the Virgin Islands. His father, Daniel, a self-taught amateur musician and a strict disciplinarian, insisted that his children develop musical skills. Oscar began on piano and trumpet, but dropped the latter after a bout with tuberculosis when he was 7.
By 14, he was studying with Paul de Marky, a renowned Hungarian-born classical pianist who piqued his interest in jazz, particularly works by pianist Art Tatum. Mr. PETERSON always credited his sister Daisy, a noted piano teacher in Montreal who also taught such Canadian musicians as Oliver Jones and Joe Sealy, with being an important teacher and influence on his career. Soon, he was winning competitions. But his father never let it go to his head. He played his son Tatum's renowned recording of Tiger Rag that caused the young musician to quit piano for two months.
Mr. PETERSON always said it was his father who instilled in him an unwavering will to succeed. When he dropped out of high school to play in the Johnny Holmes Orchestra, becoming its only black member, a displeased Daniel PETERSON gave him some stern advice. "He told me, 'If you're going to go out there and be a piano player, don't just be another one. Be the best.' "
The 17-year-old took the words to heart. Within a few years, he was leading his own trio at Montreal's Alberta Lounge, where he developed his distinctive style and attracted some illustrious onlookers, including Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Then, on one fateful night, American jazz impresario Norman Granz heard Mr. PETERSON at the club and was so impressed that he invited him to play at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Mr. PETERSON's appearance on Mr. Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic program in 1949 was a watershed event. Mr. PETERSON didn't have a work visa, so Mr. Granz decided to introduce him as a surprise guest on a bill that included Charlie Parker, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins. Although the young pianist was terrified, Mr. Granz assured him it would be worth it. "He told me, 'You'll know if you have what it takes, and if you do what you do and they love it, then you know you've made it,' Mr. PETERSON later recalled.
Performing with bassist Ray BROWN, who would become a long-time sideman, Mr. PETERSON brought the house down with such songs as Fine and Dandy and Tenderly. The 24-year-old "stopped the concert dead cold in its tracks," according to Down Beat magazine, which added that the pianist displayed "a flashy right hand, a load of bop and a good sense of harmonic development." Mr. PETERSON's course - with Mr. Granz as his manager - was set.
Over the next 50 years, Mr. PETERSON played in a variety of trios, including those with Mr. BROWN and guitarist Herb Ellis (1953-1958,) Mr. BROWN and drummer Ed THIGPEN (1959-1964,) bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham (mid-60s) and guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels Pedersen (late 1960s). During this time, he recorded such memorable albums as 1956's Stratford Festival recording, 1958's On the Town, recorded at Toronto's Town Tavern, and 1962's Night Train, which included a number of Duke Ellington pieces as well as Mr. PETERSON's own Hymn to Freedom. Then, in 1964, he produced his best-known work, Canadiana Suite, with each of the album's tracks inspired by a different region of the country. Mr. PETERSON called the project "my musical portrait of the Canada I love," and it was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1965.
By 1979, his career had arrived at a point where he was in steady demand and his life had developed a certain stability. He built a recording studio in his house and set aside enough time most mornings to "ring out some different pieces of equipment and get myself together," he told The Globe and Mail. "I'll maybe come up with something I would want to get started writing."
The studio was irresistible, he said. Later in the day, usually after attending a business meetings elsewhere in the house, he liked to return to the keyboard "to work on some writing, or maybe rehearse a little music."
By all accounts, Mr. PETERSON led two lives - one on the road and one at home. "I work probably six solid weeks then take off a month or two. My work is like that. If I tour, it is usually three or four weeks and when it's over it's done."
When he wasn't away, Mr. PETERSON seldom liked to leave the house. But the constant touring remained a trial before he brought order to his life. "It can be very harried during touring, but we try to control that now. I have to know where I'm going one way or another. I feel that if I have to go on the road I'm not going to stay the Young Women's Christian Association, and I'm not going to eat at the Big Burger. If I go to France, for instance, I eat at the best possible restaurants and stay in the best hotel. I like the finer things in life and I think I deserve what I can afford. I don't thing there's anything wrong with shooting for the best. It's unfortunate that a few more of us don't think that way."
The travelling took its toll on many of Mr. PETERSON's sidemen, who gave up work with the master because personal or health reasons. Some fell victim to the bottle or drugs. Mr. PETERSON, who always avoided such things, kept going, and performed solo frequently in the 1970s. But he paid his own price for touring, which kept him from his wives and children. "How destructive was [the road] for me?" he once asked a CBS reporter. "Almost four divorces - that's how destructive it can be."
Mr. PETERSON recounted in his 2002 autobiography, A Jazz Odyssey, how his breakup with third wife, Charlotte, separated him from their son, Joel, for whom he wrote the tune He Has Gone. "They now live somewhere in Eastern Canada," he wrote. "This had been a dreadful loss." He seemed to find happiness in his fourth marriage to Kelly GREEN, with whom he had a daughter, Céline, in 1991, when he was 66. He credited them with helping him to find a balance between family and music.
"When you first start out, you're impatient, uptight," he once said. "Everything has to be done right now, it doesn't matter what you might like it to be." Later, he said he became a little more sensible about all of life's elements. "You realize that some of the things that you want to do require a depth that you won't have until you're more mature. Even then, there are things that you still can't get together."
Mr. PETERSON possessed a boyish sense of humour and was renowned for his love of laughter. He was also a notorious practical joker. His mischievous side was something that came through in two documentaries: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Life and Times of Oscar PETERSON and the National Film Board's In the Key of Oscar, which was produced by his niece, former basketball star and Canadian Olympian Sylvia SWEENEY. The latter film recounted some of the early incidents of racism that Mr. PETERSON encountered in his career and featured his emotional journey back to Montreal for the first reunion of the extended PETERSON family, including grandchildren who had previously only ever seen him on television.
Beyond his career and family, Mr. PETERSON pursued his twin hobbies of photography and fly fishing, which he undertook at a summer home in Ontario's Haliburton Highlands. It was also at the cottage that he followed an interest in the heavens. "I'm an amateur astronomer, when I have time, which is usually in the summer at our cottage," he once told The Globe.
He also involved himself in the academic side of music. In 1960, he opened the Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto with Mr. BROWN, Mr. THIGPEN and Mr. NIMMONS. Mr. PETERSON's students included Skip Beckwith, Brian BROWNe, Wray Downes and Bill King. Although his touring commitments forced the school to close in 1964, Mr. PETERSON returned to teaching at Toronto's York University in 1986, when he was appointed as adjunct professor of music in jazz studies. He remained involved with the university afterward, serving as its chancellor from 1991 to 1994.
A two-date reunion in 1990 with his most famous trio, featuring Ray BROWN and Herb Ellis (also featuring drummer Bobby Durham) at New York's Blue Note: club resulted in four separate album releases. Critics hailed Mr. PETERSON's playing from this legendary engagement, citing his emotional depth and softer playing style. Three years later, while performing again at the Blue Note, Mr. PETERSON suffered a stroke, something he only realized after returning to Toronto to receive the Glenn Gould Prize. The stroke weakened his left hand and sidelined him for two years, during which time he fell into a depression. But he credited Friends such as bassist Dave Young for encouraging him to return to performance, which he did with the help of intensive physiotherapy. In 1999, he returned to Carnegie Hall with guitarist Ulf Wakenius, bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew. His left hand could no longer "conjure the rumbling musical earthquakes of old," wrote The New York Times, but his right hand's inventive, fluid work alone prompted several standing ovations.
Two years earlier at the Grammys, he had been given a Lifetime Achievement Award. In all, he won eight Grammys and, in 2005, Canada Post marked his contributions to music with a 50-cent stamp.
A lyrical stylist who has been described as one of the greatest piano layers of all time, Mr. PETERSON inspired countless musicians. Duke Ellington called him "a man who's blessed with great talent, has acquired tremendous skill and executes it with unlimited authority." Ella Fitzgerald said of him, "to me, he's like a brother and a friend, and one of the greatest you'll ever meet."
Diana Krall, who celebrated Mr. PETERSON's 80th birthday with him in 2005 at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, recalled how he invited her down to his basement studio. "He said, 'Hey, Dee, come down and check out the box,' which meant his 10-foot Boesendorfer [piano]," Ms. Krall recalled. "The only problem was then you have to play for him. So I played some Nat Cole tunes and we sang some duets. The fact that I got a chance to sit and talk with him, and laugh with him and his family, is pretty great. It stays with you." Added Ms. Krall: "If I ever feel like I'm needing a boost, I listen to Oscar."
His personal studio represented a dream that was a long time coming, Mr. PETERSON said in 1979. "Years ago, I always wanted this studio, but there was no way I could because I was out playing all the time. But now, with the new studio and the chance to do some composing, it's much easier. I can pursue the love of my life, and yet it's my profession."
Oscar Emmanuel PETERSON was born in Montreal on August 15, 1925. He died of kidney failure at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, on December 23, 2007. He was 82. He leaves his wife, Kelly, and six children from different marriages: Lynn, Gay, Oscar Jr., Norman, Joel and Celine.

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JENNY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
JENNY, Heidi
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown in her 89th year. Predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Ernie. Beloved mother of Michael (Sheila) and Christopher (Elizabeth). Cherished grandmother to Cecile, Gabriel, Nicole and Esther. Aunt to Theresa, Ursula, Vrenli, Jacqueline, Ursula and Heinz. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Oakville Chapel", 109 Reynolds St. (905-844-3221) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 21st, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Saint Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville. Interment to follow at Saint_Jude's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association or the Bennett Health Care Centre, Georgetown. Email condolences may be sent to heidi.jenny@wardfh.com

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JENSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
MORRIS, Robert " Bob" Taylor
Suddenly, after a year of health challenges, Bob died surrounded by his Friends in his favourite place, Prince Edward Island, on Sunday, July 22nd 2007, in his 82nd year. Bob will be sadly missed by his loving partner Ulla JENSEN (Port Hope, Ontario,) his son David (Calgary, Alberta), his daughter Susan and son-in-law Chip NEWELL (Boothbay, Maine,) and his former wife and friend Valinda (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Kathleen and brothers David and Peter. Cremation has already taken place. A private burial service will be held in Port Hope at a later date. If so desired, donations may be sent to The Salvation Army, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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JENSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
CULLEN, Dorothy A. (DAVIS)
Sadly the family informs you that Dorothy (DAVIS) died on Tuesday, September 4, 2007. She was the loved wife of the late Arthur W. CULLEN. Dear mother of Pam LEHMAN of Aurora and Peter of Toronto. Grandmother of Christopher and Amanda. Sister of Marion (Mrs. Wm. BRISLEY), the late Ronald DAVIS, Emélie (Mrs. H. JENSEN), Patricia (Mrs. G. HOWARD) and Ted DAVIS. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock followed by a reception in the Leaside Room. Interment Highland Memory Gardens at 2 p.m. on Saturday. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society for Metropolitan Toronto, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite #500, Toronto M4P 2C9. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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JENSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-06 published
JENSEN, Poul (July, 19, 1924-August 4, 2007)
Peacefully after a lengthy illness with family by his side. Poul was a rare man, genuinely liked by his many Friends and absolutely loved by his family. Dad was a Dane by birth, a Canadian by residency and a citizen of the world. A pioneer in the computer world, Poul recognize the enormity and inevitability of this industry 45 years ago and went on to build a highly successful computer enterprise. Dad was a voracious reader and avid athlete, (tennis, skiing, sailing, soccer, golf), who won the Most Valuable Player Award in The Armadale Soccer League a few years ago at age 65!! He leaves behind Bitten, his wife of 53 years, son and daughter-in-law Peter and Laura, grandchildren Mark and Aleigh and many, many Friends from all walks of life. We will mis dad's keen sense of humour, split second wit, grace, dignity, loyalty and kindness. A celebration of Poul's wonderful life will be held Saturday September 15th at noon at Sunset Villa Mindepark near Guelph. Friends are extremely welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations to any worthy cause would be appreciated. Poul Jensen A Gentleman

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JENSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-11 published
McMURRAY, Audrey Louise (née HARNIMAN)
Audrey passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 8, 2007 at the age of 87. She shared a wonderful day of talking and holding hands with Harry, her best friend and husband of 66 years, and surrounded by her adoring daughters. It was the perfect send off for an exceptional lady who was a caring mother, adored grandmother and a deeply loved friend. Audrey was born on April 18, 1920 to Robert and Louise HARNIMAN and schooled in Toronto. She was one of six children, including Gertrude, Robert, Georgina (each of whom predeceased her) and Joyce and Gordon. Audrey worked hard to take advantage of the wonderful life her parents had carved for her in Toronto. She was a quick mind and an energetic soul, qualities needed to woo her life mate when they met doing battle on the badminton court. Audrey and Harry were married in 1941, which began the next incredible part of her life. She brought into the world her three cherished girls; Gail (Ernie JENSEN,) Barb (Kim ROBINSON) and Karen McCREIGHT, with whom she would forever have a magical love. She deserves huge thanks for her positive advice and guidance as she nurtured the maturing of her beautiful girls during their teenage years in Los Angeles and at university. The girls were never without the best of clothes, kindness of Audrey's exceptional skills as a fine seamstress. Audrey absolutely never complained and she set an example for all who knew her as to how to conduct oneself with kindness, understanding and caring for others. These qualities became ingrained in her precious girls but have also influenced in a significant way her five grandchildren (Eric, Joel, Lauren, Ryan and John), all of whom saw and will continue to see her as their guardian angel. Our special thanks to the excellent team at Trillium Hospital the emergency and 2nd floor staff provided Audrey with the highest standard of excellence in care when she became ill. We also found great comfort in the care and devotion that the staff at the Wenleigh Long Term Care facility provided Audrey during her last few days. She left with a smile on her face knowing she had lived a wonderful full life and was surrounded by all those she adored and whom showed her unconditional love in return. Visitation will be from 2-4: 00 and 7-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home at 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. The funeral service will begin at 10: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill United Church, 998 Indian Road, Lorne Park, with reception to follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged in the name of Audrey with the Parkinson's Society.

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JENSEN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
JENSEN, Margaret Isobel (née WILSON)
Margaret Isobel JENSEN, dearly beloved wife of Christian Andrew Edward JENSEN died peacefully in Winnipeg on Christmas morning, 2007. Survived by her husband of 60 years, she is also survived by her much loved children Catherine (Philip), Andrew (Wendy) and Christopher (Fiona), her dearest granddaughters Rebecca (Sean, their sons Jonathan, Isaac and David), Amanda, Louisa, Margaret and Sheila and her only, special grand_son Calum. Margaret was born on June 23, 1925, the only daughter of Judge Frank Worthington WILSON and Ruth Margaret WILSON, in Chatham, Ontario, in the home of her mother's mother. Her early years were spent in Windsor, Perth and then Toronto where she attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. and B.L.S. degrees. Following her marriage in 1947, she moved to Winnipeg with her husband where she resided for the rest of her life. Her interests were many and varied, but she was first and foremost a most devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an active volunteer, as indicated in her commitments as Past President of The University Women's Club, The Faculty Women's Association, The Women's Committee of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, The Women's Committee of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Society and The Twenty Club, as well as fulfilling other numerous and diversified volunteer roles. She was a gracious and generous hostess, a concerned friend, an informed traveller, a painstaking and artistic photographer, an inveterate and lifelong student. As a librarian, she was employed by the Winnipeg Public Library as a Reference Librarian and then as Librarian-in-Charge of the then Downtown Branch. In addition to her immediate family she is survived by sister-in-law Norma WILSON, her brother Arthur (Violet) and several nieces and nephews in Ontario and Massachusetts. Margaret first attended All Saints' Church on Good Friday, 1947 she continued to be a member until her death. Her great, good fortune was to have been blessed with a long, fulfilled and happy marriage, to be the mother of three wonderful children, to have had many dear Friends throughout her life and to have been endowed with good health. A warm appreciation to Marta and Nina for their long association. Her funeral service will be held in Winnipeg at All Saints' Anglican Church, Broadway and Osborne at 10: 00 a.m., Saturday, December 29th. There will be a private family burial in Old St. Andrew's Churchyard, River Road. Those wishing to do so, may make a remembrance to Margaret's memory to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, the Manitoba Chapter, Lower Level, 350 Saint Mary Ave., Winnipeg, R3C 3J2. The family would like to thank Doctor Brian Sharkey and Doctor Ted St. Godard and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the St. Boniface Hospital. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca

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