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KAPELOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-17 published
GEGERIAS, Mary
In Brookline, Massachusetts, with courage and dignity, Mary GEGERIAS, Ph.D. of Chestnut Hill, Professor Emerita of French at Pine Manor College, esteemed cultural ambassador, passed away 13 November 2007. Dr. GEGERIAS was the daughter of the late Panagiota Collias GEGERIAS and John GEGERIAS. A sister, Anna Gegerias KAPELOS, predeceased her. She is survived by her sister, Helen GEGERIAS, her nephews George and John KAPELOS, her niece, Pamela Kapelos FITZGERALD, and many beloved cousins, colleagues, and Friends. The Government of France awarded her the Chevalier de l'ordre national du mérite. An inspiration to generations of women, Mary GEGERIAS was also honored as Officier des arts et lettres and Officier des palmes académiques (France). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. GEGERIAS may be made to the Mary Gegerias Fund, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467.

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KAPETANIOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
STRUTHERS, Jean Laurie (née BOWLEY)
Peacefully, and with characteristic grace, in her eighty-eighth year, following a fifteen-day illness, on 4 July 2007, at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Born 6 October 1919 in Adelaide Township, Middlesex County; third of four children of Walter and Eva BOWLEY. Graduate of Strathroy Collegiate Institute and of Westervelt College in London. Lived vibrantly, generously, kindly, affectionately. Loving wife for nearly fifty years of Jack STRUTHERS of London (d. 1991) and, later, loving partner for over eleven years of William BOWIE of Grand Bend (d. 2006.) Predeceased, too, by her elder sister, Mary BOWLEY, her older sister, Anne KEMP, her younger brother, Walter BOWLEY, and by other Friends, among them, her older sister's husband, Jim KEMP, Fred and Jean Hammerton, Win Schell.
Loving mother of Doctor J.R. (Tim) STRUTHERS and ever-appreciative friend of his wife, Doctor Marianne MICROS, both professors of English at The University of Guelph. Loving and especially proud grandmother of their daughters Eleni KAPETANIOS and Joy STRUTHERS, and fond friend of their respective partners, Dan BORTOLLON and Rob STEFANYK, all of Guelph. Loving aunt of Penn KEMP, of Jamie KEMP, of Frank, Marc, Joel, and Luke BOWLEY. Mentor and friend to many others. Herself now repeating, as her mother had said to her, "I will always be with you." And she will. All those around her being reassured, made finer, made resplendent, by her presence. Individuals are invited to remember Jean in their own personal ways, by continuing to be their own special selves. Cards, words, remembrances may be sent to The Struthers Family, 75 James Street West, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1E5. Any financial donations may be directed to the organization of each person's choice or to "London Health Sciences Foundation, Critical Care / Intensive Care Unit," 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the good souls already named, particularly Penn KEMP, along with Jean's very special friend, Ursula WEINHARDT, Jean's caregivers, Cheryl GOCAN and Sylvia REED, her doctor, Keith FERGUSON, the staff in the Intensive Care Unit of University Hospital, and those other relatives and Friends of Jean's and her family's who shared, appreciated, returned Jean's love and delight and dignity, who strive to keep these qualities alive.

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KAPICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-04 published
KAPICA, Lucia (DEGORSKA)
On December 11, 2006, at the Institut Canadien-Polonais du Bien-Être in Montreal two days past her 89th birthday, after a long and heart-breaking illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Chester KAPICA. She is truly mourned by her loving son, Jack, her daughter-in-law, Eve DROBOT, and her granddaughter, Thalia. Her gentle heart and brilliant mind were loved and admired by all who knew her. A memorial mass will be said by Fr. Thomas ROSICA at the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre at 95 Saint_Joseph Street (corner Bay Street) on Saturday, January 6th, 2007 at 10 a.m.. Her memory may be honoured by gifts in her name to the McGill University Alma Mater fund, the Fondation de l'Institut Canadien-Polonais or the Alzheimer's Society. Condolences may be sent to jkapica@globeandmail.com

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KAPICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-05 published
KAPICA, Lucia (née DEGORSKA)
By Jack KAPICA, Page A16
Scientist, wife, mother. Born December 9, 1917, in Poznan, Poland. Died December 11, 2006, in Montreal of Alzheimer's disease, aged Draw a straight line from Berlin to Warsaw and bisect it, and you will find yourself close to a certain farm near Poznan, where Lucia DEGORSKA was born in 1917. She was studying pharmacology, earning her tuition as a telephone operator along the German border. Just before midnight on August 31, 1939, her supervisor dashed in and yelled, "Run! East!" Minutes later, she was on the receiving end of the first artillery barrage of the Second World War.
She kissed her parents goodbye, joined the army and disappeared. Some time later, she and the sad remnants of the Polish military staggered into Paris.
She was sweet, the kind of girl men liked to protect, so when Paris fell, her army pals ignored orders not to take women when they left France. They put her in a truck, buried her under greatcoats, and smuggled her to the evacuation ships in Normandy.
At Dover, the refugees were placed in orderly queues and processed by crisp, efficient British relief workers. It was then, Lucia said, that "I realized England would win this war."
She earned a bachelor's degree at Cambridge and married Chester KAPICA, an aeronautical engineer from Warsaw. When the war ended, they moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he worked for Shell Oil and she raised their son, born there in 1946. But the Brazilian economy soon dried up, and they moved to Toronto in 1949. The cold city gave her son pneumonia; his doctor took pity, and sent the family to a pediatrician friend in Montreal, who helped Chester find work at Canadair, building the new F-86 Sabre jets.
Lucia earned her doctorate in microbiology at McGill, where she researched, published scholarly papers and taught microbiology to second-year medical students. She also dabbled, with remarkable success, in telepathy.
She specialized in mycology, a field vaguely related to mushrooms, and won international acclaim for her research into obscure airborne fungal horrors. Once, when I was driving her home, she asked me to stop at the Montreal General Hospital so she could pick up a glass jar with three disgusting black objects in it. She said it was a biopsy from a patient dying of Death Valley Fever and she was going to keep it in our fridge at home overnight.
"It's perfectly safe, it isn't sporifying," she pleaded as I screamed a U-turn at the height of rush hour, heading back to the safety of her laboratory and its own fridge. "Yet," she added helpfully.
When polio broke out in the 1950s, she noticed it hit middle-class kids hardest, while children of farmers and labourers were largely spared, and concluded that good health might depend on a little bit of dirt. "I know why children put their fingers in their mouths," she said brightly one day. "They're building up their immune systems."
Some 45 years later British researchers reported the same conclusion in The Lancet, calling it the Hygiene Hypothesis. She never read it -- by then she was living in whatever universe is inhabited by Alzheimer's victims.
When she retired in 1982, she turned down two McGill offers to recognize her immense contributions: first with contract work and then a laboratory set up in her basement. Instead, she became her husband's eyes and ears when his failed and he became her mind when hers failed.
Chester died in 1995. Shortly after, Lucia's mind failed completely. The rest of her followed just after her 89th birthday in 2006. There will be a memorial mass for Lucia KAPICA at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Chapel of the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre at 95 Saint_Joseph St. in Toronto.
Jack KAPICA is Lucia KAPICA's son.

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KAPICA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
DROBOT, Jan
Calmly and with dignity, on November 14, 2007, at the age of 94 after a short illness. He died at home at Wellesley Central Place where, for the past two years, he was cared for by a superb staff. He led an extraordinary life of accomplishment and adventure and will be proudly and lovingly remembered. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Wanda. He was a wonderful father, and an adored and adoring grandfather to Thalia KAPICA and Clare DROBOT. The family will be at home to Friends and colleagues on Saturday December 1, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday. December 2, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, email eve@kapica.ca. Donations may be made in his memory to the International Red Cross.

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KAPITAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-23 published
BRADFORD, Hugh William
Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the age of 67. Loving husband and best friend to Anna DAWYD. Dear father to Laura BRADFORD and her husband Paul KAPITAN, and predeceased by his children Wendy and Paul. Proud grandpa to Adam and Alex. Loving brother to Peggy FALVEY and dear uncle to Danna, Rosanne, and Brenda. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Credit Valley Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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KAPOOR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-03 published
SOLMON, Norman Harry
With love and gratefulness for such a wonderful life, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at Sunnybrook Hospital amongst his caring family and close Friends by his side. Norman SOLMON, a Gold Medalist Chartered Accountant, extraordinary businessman, health guru, loving husband of Lyla. Proud father of Melvyn and Melanie, Sandra SOLMON and Doug MESSENGER, and Maureen WHITE/WHYTE and Richard WEDSELTOFT. Dedicated step-father of Gail POSLUNS and Bernard TELLEZ, Jeffrey and Melanie POSLUNS, and Joel and Lynn POSLUNS. Adoring grandfather (Zaidi) of Zoe MESSENGER, Wesley, Ryan, Jesse, and Lindsay SOLMON, Leah, and Mark TELLEZ, Emma, and Simon POSLUNS, Max, and Samantha POSLUNS, and Kerah, and Tasha SOLMON. Trusted teacher, best friend and business associate to Chand KAPOOR. Special thanks to his caregivers who made his last weeks of life so comfortable. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (three lights west of Dufferin), for service on Wednesday, October 3rd at 2: 30 p.m. Interment, Beth Sholom Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva beginning Saturday night at 283 Glengrove Avenue West. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation 416-445-0373.

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KAPSOS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-11 published
KAPSOS, Mary Elizabeth " Betty"
Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' KAPSOS passed away August 7, 2007, with her family at home in Arlington, Texas. Funeral Mass: Saturday, August 11 at 12: 00 p.m. at Saint Maria Goretti Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive in Arlington, with reception to follow at the adjacent parish Family Life Center. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, August 10 in Arlington Funeral Home, 1221 E. Division St. in Arlington. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Harris Methodist Health Foundation (www.texashealth. org), Dallas/Forth Worth Labrador Rescue (www.dfwlabrescue.org), or a charity of your choosing. Betty was born April 23, 1936, in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland and moved to Arlington from Toronto in 1978. A Registered Nurse for 50 years, she trained at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto and worked for the last 16 years on the orthopedic and neurological recovery floor of Harris Methodist Hospital in Forth Worth, where she was loved and admired by her colleagues. This year she was voted one of the Great 100 Nurses of Dallas/Ft. Worth and received her award at the Meyerson Center in May. We remember her for her kindness, generosity, strength of will, and warm humor. Her affection for her husband, her children and grandchildren, and her Labradors will always be with us. Survivors: Devoted husband, Doctor Joseph KAPSOS; children Bill, Paul, Bob, Dave and Joanne; daughter-in-law Leigh; grand_sons Cody and Jacob sister Joan; brother Charles; and a huge and loving family. Arlington Funeral Home Arlington, 817-548-1791

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KAPTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-06 published
DUNN, Shirley
Passed away comfortably in her 90th year, with her family at her side. Loving wife of the late John DUNN. She will be greatly missed by daughter Joanne and son-in-law Mike KAPTEIN, daughter Susan DUNN and her partner Maggie KOLKENA, and granddaughters Laura and Heather.
Mrs. DUNN was compassionately cared for by many companions over the years: Nayid, Sheila, Bernita, Jean, Gladys, Laya and Ilda, as well as the staff at the Donway Place retirement residence. She very much appreciated her time with each of them.
Her family and Friends will remember Shirley for the passionate and determined way in which she took care of those close to her. A devoted volunteer at the North York General Hospital, she spent much of her life supporting and loving others.
Many thanks to the wonderful people at the Toronto East General Hospital, and especially to Chaplain Gail FOX. Their support and care was greatly appreciated.
The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) for the funeral service on Saturday, December 8th at 11: 30 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Bayview Room. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (C.N.I.B.), 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4G 3E8. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through
www.humphreymiles.com

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