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JESKE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
McLEOD, Barbara " Barb" Ellen (née TINCKNELL)
On June 21, 2007, peacefully and surrounded by loved ones, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of James AKEROYD, of Waterloo. Cherished Mom of Heather McLEOD and her fiancé Stephen RUTTAN, of Hamilton, and Jennifer McLEOD and her husband Michael JESKE, of Kitchener. Treasured sister of Jane and Bud FIELD of Paris, Ontario, Mary Anne and Bill LEIGH, of Kitchener, and Jim and Bonnie TINCKNELL, of Belleville, Ontario. Adored daughter-in-law of Edith McLEOD, of Waterloo and sister-in-law of Wayne and Susan STEVENS, of Waterloo. Special aunt to Chelsea LEIGH, as well as to all the members of the Stevens and Tincknell families. Special 'grammy' to Morgan daughter of Master Bdr James and Richelle AKEROYD of Chalk River, Ontario, stepdaughters Elizabeth and Christine and devoted companion Merced (Ninia) TAGALOG. Dear friend of Ivan and Sandra Anderson, Jim and Heather Murdock, Barry and Kathy Kiggins, Dianne Aves, Betty Townshend, Trudie Robbins, Brad and Ellen Luelo, Mandy and Jamie Badrian, Peter and Elizabeth Moffat, Pat and John Weber, Conestogo, Alan and Nicole Mockler, Montreal, Doctor William Akeroyd and family Vancouver Dr's John and Christine Martin, Inverness, Scotland as well as countless others. She will be deeply missed by her close Friends at Queensmount Senior Public School, Kitchener and the many new Friends she had made as she setup a second home with Jim in Saint John, New Brunswick. The family would also like to thank the Waterloo Community Care Access Centre team, Doctor Bob HUNTER, Kitchener and the doctors of the Hamilton Juravinski Cancer Centre for their caring and support of Barb through her long journey. Barb was predeceased by her first husband, Bill McLEOD, and her parents, Luke and Hope TINCKNELL, of Paris, Ontario. Barb was first and foremost a proud and loving mother. She was also a wonderful, caring and generous wife, sibling, friend, and teacher. She was born in Paris, Ontario, where she spent the entirety of her childhood. She was an energetic child, who succeeded both at academics and athletics. She attended teacher's college at McMaster University and later returned to Guelph University to complete a degree in English and theatre arts. She taught at several elementary schools, took a leave to dedicate herself to parenting, and then returned to Queensmount Senior Public School in the late 1980s. Barb established herself as a remarkable teacher who inspired both her students and her colleagues. She taught English and math and directed several musical productions, while acting as a supportive mentor and friend to her fellow staff. In recent years, Barb was an avid fan of her daughter's careers, both scholastic and athletic. She adored her 'boys', Cody and Spooky, and the new addition of Oakley. She was a knowledgeable and dedicated sports fan. She travelled frequently with Jim, to Western and Eastern Canada, Boston, and Sanibel Island, Florida. Barb loved visiting with her granddaughter, Morgan, spending time at her cabin, gardening, bird watching, renovating and decorating her home, riding her bicycle, going to movies, and visiting her favourite people. As her health declined over the past year, Barb inspired us all with her ability to embrace every day of her life, and to find joy and humour during the most difficult of times. She fought an incredibly long and hard battle, but continued to focus only on the needs and lives of others. Her life was miraculous in many ways; she will be cherished forever by those who were blessed to share her life. Interment will be at Memory Gardens followed by a private service in celebration of her life. Donations in memory of Barbara (Barb) Ellen McLEOD can be made to the Hamilton Juravinski Cancer Centre, http://www.jccfoundation.on.ca/donations/online.shtml or may be placed by calling the Henry Walser Funeral Home 519 749-8467. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Barbara's memorial.

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JESSHOPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-01 published
Mary Bates BURNS, 89: Swing singer
Mary Bates Burns was a hit with the troops and once turned down a date with Frank Sinatra
By Matthew CHUNG, Staff Reporter
She was a decorated World War 2 veteran with "perfect pitch."
Mary Bates BURNS went from making bottle tops in a factory to entertaining overseas troops with a featured singing role in the wartime revue "Meet the Navy."
She later shared stages, and radio waves, with legends of the swing era and, according to family lore, once rejected a romantic overture from Frank Sinatra.
"Mary never did make a big thing about her celebrity status," said her sister, Peg HARRIS, 85, from her home in Prince Edward Island. "She certainly was a celebrity in Toronto."
BATES BURNS performed for much of her career as Mary BATES but later took her second husband's surname. She died December 19 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, after a brief illness, at age 89.
Born June 6, 1917 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, she moved with her family six years later to Toronto's east end, near Pape Ave. and Gerrard St. E.
Her voice got noticed by co-workers in a factory and they encouraged her to try out for a local quartet. She got the job and performed with Jack ALLISON, Bill BOUNSALL and Helen RICHARDSON as The Crushy Swingers, after a successful audition for Orange Crush Co.
They quickly made a splash in the Canadian music scene, garnering airplay on CFRB and being featured on a radio broadcast put on by The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.
The quartet was spotted that summer by Rudy Vallee, the famous 1930s American crooner known for singing through a megaphone, as they performed at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Impressed, Vallee asked the group to sing on his Thursday evening NBC radio show broadcast from New York.
The performance was such a success BATES BURNS and the others moved to the Big Apple and made more appearances on Vallee's show as The Swing Kids. They disbanded in the late 1930s, and she launched her solo career.
BATES BURNS appeared as a featured vocalist with many large swing orchestras including The Modernaires.
In front of a microphone, BATES BURNS was "Marvellous… she was just a natural," her sister said.
It was back in Toronto, at the Canadian National Exhibition around the start of World War 2, that BATES BURNS rubbed shoulders with Frank Sinatra, then in the early years of his career.
"I think the story was, he asked did she know where a guy could get a drink?" said BATES BURNS's daughter, Kate BURNS Rapley, in a phone interview from England.
"He then said was there any chance of him having some company with that drink?"
BATES BURNS, married at the time to musician Ken ADAMSON, declined. She and ADAMSON were later divorced.
BATES BURNS joined the Canadian navy in World War 2 as a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Services. She was a featured act in the "Meet the Navy" musical show that entertained soldiers stationed across Canada.
It was a dangerous time and "sad too, because you lost so many Friends in those days," said another sister, Betty JESSHOPE, 82, from her home in Oakville.
In 1944, "Meet the Navy" went overseas, playing around England. During a five-month run at London's Hippodrome theatre in 1945, the show received a rave from Beverley Baxter in the London Evening Standard.
"You don't have to visit the Hippodrome out of any sense of duty," she wrote. "The Canadian Navy has sailed up the Thames and London is its prisoner."
JESSHOPE said servicemen turned out to be an appreciative audience for her sister.
"In the navy show, the first time (BATES BURNS) sang… I think they had a hard time getting (soldiers) to shut up," JESSHOPE said, "because the young men just kept clapping her on."
After the war, "Meet the Navy" was shot as a film in Britain with BATES BURNS as a featured vocalist.
England also provided her with a second husband, accomplished saxophone player Bob BURNS, whom she wed in 1948. BATES BURNS performed there in 1950 with orchestra leader Bert Ambrose at Ciro's, a popular nightclub of the time. The pair had a son, Rob, in 1948, and daughter Kate in 1952.
BATES BURNS retired from singing professionally soon after the birth of her daughter and, around the same time, was divorced from BURNS.
She returned to Canada and worked as an electrologist for a while, moved back to England for a few years in the 1970s and then came back to Canada for good.
"I think she was never really sure where she wanted to be," said Kate. "She had gone back and forth all her life."
In fact, BATES BURNS made one last trip across the Atlantic in August, paying a three-week visit to Kate and her three children.
"She was very bright, she had all her faculties," said Kate.
BATES BURNS remained close with many Friends from the swing era, including composer Robert Farnon and Bert Pearl, bandleader on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio's popular program The Happy Gang.
And she still loved to sing when together with family. "I don't think she ever appreciated how good (a vocalist) she was herself," JESSHOPE said.

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JESSIMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-27 published
PERREAULT, Jean-Claude
On November 24, 2007, Jean-Claude PERREAULT of Edmonton passed away at the age of 78 years. Jean-Claude is survived by his wife of 58 years, Odette; his children Jacinthe PERREAULT, Lise (Marcel) TREMBLAY, Gilles (Dawn), Jacques, François (Micheline), Madeleine (Douglas) ABBOTT, Andre (Angi); his daughter-in-law Lynn JESSIMAN- PERREAULT and 24 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his eldest son Michel. A Mass of Resurrection will take place Wednesday, November 28th at 4: 00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, 8410-89 Street. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Station 29 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. In lieu of flowers, Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 10985-124 Street, Edmonton, T5M 0H9. To send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com
Connelly-McKinley Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta (780) 422-2222 Family owned and operated since 1908

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JESSON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-03 published
JESSON, Lenora "Nora" Caroline Elizabeth (née EAST)
Mrs. Lenora (Nora) Caroline Elizabeth JESSON, age 94, of Kitchener passed away peacefully at the Grand River Regional Hospital on Monday October 29, 2007. Born in Stratford, daughter of the late Percy EAST and the former Ida COPP. Nora and her husband Bert lived in Stratford until moving to Goderich in 1961 and then to Kitchener in 1977. Beloved wife of the late Barrett (Bert) JESSON whom she married on August 10, 1935 and who predeceased her on February 23, 2004. Loving mother of Donald JESSON of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Grandmother of Troy and Tracy. Also survived by nieces Elizabeth BROWN and Nancy COOK, nephew Ron BROWN. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Ethel JESSON, sisters Irene and Hazel, brother Clarence. A Graveside was held at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford. wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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JESSOP o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-30 published
FRY, Dewart
Dewart FRY, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 26, 2007. He was 78.
Born in Hanover, son of the late Marvin and Irene née URSTADT) FRY. Dewart worked at Peppler Furniture as a Furniture Finisher. He was also a member of the Hanover Legion Branch 130 and a Veteran of the Korean War.
Survived by daughters Lynn (Alvin) JESSOP of Barrie, Nancy (Gary) COOK of Hanover, Cathy (Rick) BAETZ of Barrie; grandchildren Tyler JESSOP, Stacy JESSOP, Matt COOK, Mike (Sara) COOK and Chris BAETZ; great-grand_son Cameron COOK. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Bob LAMONT (Lynn) of Mount Forest, and sister-in-law Agnes FRY of Hanover. Predeceased by his wife Geraldine (LAMONT) FRY and brother Douglas FRY.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Hanover Legion Memorial Service at 6: 45 pm.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover. Rev. Alice WILSON officiated. Cremation to follow with interment in Holstein Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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JESSOP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
BRODIE, Barbara Hermione (née GIBSONE) (1918-2007)
Barbara died peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Sunday, October 14, 2007. She was predeceased by her loving husband, John Malcolm, and is survived by her three children and their families; Derek John Robert, his wife Ruth, and their three children Elizabeth, Anne, her husband David FISCHER, and Margaret, Heather Joanne, her husband Jim MELIDONES, and Barbara Elizabeth, her husband, Patrick WELLINGTON. Barbara was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth (Bebes) JESSOP in December 2006 and her brother Derek, who was killed in Action at Cassino, Italy in 1944. Barbara was born in Quebec City and resided during her adult life in Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg and West Vancouver. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts and Chamberlane College of Boston, Massachusetts. with a degree in Marketing and Design. Barbara was devoted to her family and a gracious hostess to her Friends and her community. She was a delightful and special Granny who approached life with warmth and curiosity. Her volunteer involvement included the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary, VanDusen Gardens and a lifetime supporter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She had been an active member of the University Women's Club for the past 50 years. Barbara was also a great supporter of the Canadian figure skating and ski teams. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 15115 Roper Avenue, White Rock, British Columbia on Tuesday October 30, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock, British Columbia V4B 2R4. The family would like to thank the staff of the Peace Arch Hospital and Doctor Martin Lebl for their compassion and assistance.

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JESTICE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-01 published
BEHAN, Robert " Bob" Leonard
Beloved husband of Eileen, passed away at home on Friday, November 23, 2007, after a short illness. Dear father of Mary Ellen JESTICE of Fremont, California, Frances of Calgary, Alberta and Allan and wife Lita CLASSEN of Hamilton, Ontario; beloved grandfather of Alexander Jestice CONNOR and Jeffrey BEHAN. Survived by brothers William, Allan, John and his wife Trudy. Predeceased by brother Edward. A proud Veteran of World War 2, serving as a navigator with the Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron, Bob was a member of the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario and a Society of Descartes Medalist, awarded for Signal Service to Mathematics in the Schools of Ontario. A Funeral Mass was held at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at the Star of the Sea Church, 1153 Fir Street, White Rock, British Columbia.
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522 www.victorymemorialpark.com

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