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KOECHLI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-28 published
KOECHLI, Anton " Tony" Paul Franz
Died peacefully at home, in the early morning on September 26th, 2007, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. At his side were his wife of 38 years, Regula (Reggie) and his two sons, Marco with wife Linda, and Oliver with fiancé Keaton. Proud grandfather of Marco and Linda's twin boys, Andreas Lars and Mattias Eric, who will continue the Swiss family name in Canada. Grieving back in Switzerland are his siblings and their families; brother Walter, sisters Margaret and Anne-Marie with husbands Heiner and Jürg, sister-in-law Sylvana and her daughters Ursina and Anne-Rachel. Tony's active life was filled with the satisfaction of working on his home near High Park and his cottage on Georgian Bay, where he enjoyed fishing and boating. Tony took much pleasure in ski trips with his family and helicopter skiing with his colleagues. On the Lake of Zurich, he learned to sail and continued this activity in Canada sailing out of both the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club and the National Yacht Club. In Canada he developed a love of new sports. He played hockey and watched it as a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Another new sport was curling, which he played as a member of the High Park Club. Professionally, he served as president and founder of Elevator Components Inc. located in Mississauga, Ontario, as member of both the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association and the National Association of Elevator Contractors. Tony was very active in the local Swiss community, and was involved with the Swiss Club Toronto, the Swiss Toronto Rifle Club and the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Ave (at Howard Park Ave.), on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Michael's Cathedral, 65 Bond Street, Toronto, on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 10 a.m.
For those who wish, donations to the Saint_Joseph's Health Centre's Palliative Care Unit, for their outstanding concern and attention throughout the past year, would be appreciated by the family. Donations can be sent to Saint_Joseph's Health Centre Foundation of Toronto, Attention: Palliative Care Unit, 30 The Queensway, Room 514 SWE, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 1B5, or online at

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KOEHLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-09 published
KOEHLER, Harold Peter
At the age of 83, on November 3, 2007, in London, Ontario, of complications arising from heart failure. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy Margaret (NOTLEY,) his children Marlene (Dan MILLIGAN) of Ottawa, Norman (Cathy) of London, Susan (Ron HENDERSON) of Smithville and Brian (Laurie BORNE) of Richmond, British Columbia, three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. Fondly remembered brother-in-law of Isabel NOTLEY, formerly of Toronto, and E.R. (Ted) NOTLEY of Toronto, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Harold was raised on a farm in Huron County, completed high school at Harbord Collegiate in Toronto, and obtained his B.Sc. (Eng.) at the University of Toronto in 1948. As a mechanical engineer, he worked initially for A.V. Roe, Orenda Engines and Hawker Siddeley on the design of airplane engines, including the Avro Arrow. (Airplanes had been his passion since childhood.) He finished his "paid" career as a vibrations research engineer at Ontario Hydro where he studied plant equipment problems at nuclear energy plants. Harold's community contributions were recognized by the Governor General of Canada in 1992 when he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation. Harold was involved in the fight to Save York Downs - Earl Bales Park in the late 60s and served as a school board trustee in North York (1972-1978), where his interests included preserving small schools, special needs students, school bus safety, and values education. He was a tireless and dedicated worker in numerous community, peace and social justice organizations in Toronto and, from 1990 until June of this year, in London. An inspiration and mentor to many in both his paid and unpaid careers, Harold worked in a quiet, patient, often behind-the-scenes way. The family wishes to thank the staff of 5A North at Parkwoods Hospital for their very compassionate and capable care. Donations may be made to that hospital, one of Harold's charities, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of Harold's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday November 10th at the Unitarian Fellowship of London, 557 Clarke Road. (A celebration will also be held in Ottawa at a later date.) Photos, memory messages, or condolences may be posted and viewed on-line, where his charities are also listed, at

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KOELLNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
BROWN, Hunter
It is with deepest sorrow and grief that we announce Hunter's passing, on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Kitchener, at the age of 74. Beloved husband and best friend of Bev (née SPARLING) BROWN for 49 years. Proud and loving father of Sandra BROWN of Mississauga and Michael BROWN and his wife Beth of Waterloo. Dear Grampa to Lauren and Andrew and Ian. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Sadie (née HUNTER) BROWN. Hunter will also be sadly missed by his beloved and faithful granddog Patches, and grandcat Max. Hugh Hunter BROWN was born in Toronto in 1933, the son of Hugh and Sadie BROWN. He attended and graduated from Leaside High School, and then went on to attend Victoria College of the University of Toronto for Commerce and Finance. He met his wife Beverley, at Leaside United Church, playing badminton. After graduating University, he started what would be a lifelong career with the Bell Telephone Company of Canada. He married Beverley in 1958, and had two children, Michael and Sandra. The family lived in Toronto until 1973, when Hunter was transferred to Kitchener to fill a District Manager's position for Bell Canada. Hunter always strived to make his contributions to the communities he lived in. Over the years, he took leadership roles in the executive of the Rotary Club, the KWHSR, Bell Pioneers, and his churches. He always wanted to help out, whether it be canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, shoveling snow for an elderly neighbour, or helping someone in need as he always put others' needs ahead of his own. In their retirement, Hunter and Bev loved to travel to Barbados and Europe and spend their summers at the cottage, which was the centre of activity and such good times for family and Friends. Hunter loved being with his grandchildren he was involved with, and supported them in everything they did. Hunter was a dedicated and devoted family man. We loved him so very much and were so proud of him. We will dearly miss him. Hunter's family will receive relatives and Friends on Thursday, December 20th from 1-3: 30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 1 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007 in the chapel of the funeral home followed by a reception at the funeral home. Pastor James KOELLNER of Saint_Luke's Lutheran Church officiating. Prayers of committal will take place at Parkview Cemetery Chapel following the reception. Hunter loved flowers, or for those who wish to make a kind donation in Hunter's honour, they may make it to the Muskoka Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Bracebridge). Visit for Hunter's memorial.

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KOENIG o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-08-03 published
McRONALD, Marjorie Claudine (née KOENIG)
Marjorie Claudine McRONALD (née KOENIG,) peacefully on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at the Saugeen Village Nursing Home, Hanover.
Marjorie, 96 years of age, wife of the late William McRONALD, who predeceased her in 1967. Loving mother of Jean and her husband Bob STOCK (both deceased in 2004,) and Marvin and his wife Audrey of Georgetown.
Loved grandmother of Janine (deceased in 1998), Lee-Anne, Brent, Ryan, David, Sharon, Paul and nine great-granddaughters. Dear sister of the late Bernice BAKER.
Friends were received at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hanover on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment in Durham Cemetery.
In memory contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy, visit

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