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LOOBY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-12 published
Teen tried to leave strict family
Father now faces murder charge
By Omar EL AKKAD and Kenyon WALLACE, Page A1
Aqsa PARVEZ was largely estranged from her family and sleeping away from home in recent days. The 16-year-old's Friends said she returned to her home in Mississauga on Monday only to collect her belongings.
Shortly afterward, she was taken to hospital, where she died early yesterday morning - leaving Friends grief-stricken and igniting a public debate on religious extremism in Canada.
Her father, 57-year-old taxi driver Muhammad PARVEZ, is charged with murder. Her brother, 26-year-old Waqas PARVEZ, is charged with obstructing police.
Ms. PARVEZ's Friends described the Grade 11 student at Applewood Heights Secondary School as someone who was drawn to Western culture even as her family adhered to a devout form of Islam. Friends paint a picture of a hardworking and cheerful girl who loved dancing, fashion and photography - interests that often clashed with her strict home environment.
"Aqsa was always trying to get us to go shopping with her," schoolmate Dominiquia HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "We were supposed to go to the mall together today."
Last week, Ms. PARVEZ temporarily moved in with a friend from school.
"She said she wasn't getting along well with her family and that things weren't right," said Trudy LOOBY, the mother of one of Ms. PARVEZ's Friends, Alisha. " When she was here, she was very happy."
Ms. LOOBY said she told Ms. PARVEZ to inform her parents about where she was staying. "She notified me that the school was aware of where she was staying and that that was okay," the mother said.
During her stay, Ms. LOOBY said, Ms. PARVEZ didn't wear the hijab, a head scarf that Friends said was a hot topic within her family.
Krista GARBUTT remembers walking down the street with Ms. PARVEZ earlier this year, when the two of them spotted Ms. PARVEZ's brother walking toward them. Panicking, the teenager quickly fumbled for her head scarf, trying to put it on. "There were times when we'd be walking down the street and she'd see her brother and she wouldn't be wearing her hijab and she'd have to put it on," Ms. GARBUTT said. "She said, 'He'll kill me, he'll kill me.' I said, 'He's not going to kill you,' but she said, 'Yeah, he will.' And nobody believed it."
On Monday morning, Peel Regional Police responded to a 911 call from a man who said he had just killed his daughter. When officers arrived at a single-family detached home on Longhorn Trail, they found Ms. PARVEZ suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was taken immediately to Credit Valley Hospital and later transferred in critical condition to the Hospital for Sick Children, where she died.
Peel police said the Crown is waiting to decide whether Mr. PARVEZ should be charged with first- or second-degree murder, pending a police investigation. Although police would not elaborate on the ongoing homicide investigation, the difference between laying a first- or second-degree murder charge often rests on proving that the killing was premeditated.
Ms. GARBUTT said the teenager went home on Monday to collect her belongings, at which point her father "basically went ballistic."
For weeks before, Ms. PARVEZ had been living something of a double life, Friends said.
"She wanted peace with her family," Alisha LOOBY said. "She wanted to make them happy but she wanted to be herself at the same time, and there's nothing wrong with that."
A makeshift memorial is already in place at Applewood Heights, full of mementoes and messages left by grieving students.
"Aqsa was honestly the brightest girl around. She had the biggest smile and was the happiest person in school. She loved to dance and take pictures," one student wrote.
Across Canada, the killing has taken on larger proportions. On call-in shows and websites, many have used the incident as part of a wider indictment of fundamentalist Islam. One Canadian conservative blogger suggested Canadians boycott taxicabs driven by Muslims.
In a statement yesterday, the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Canadians of all faiths to address issues of domestic abuse, and called for "the strongest possible prosecution" of those responsible for Ms. PARVEZ's killing.
Trudy LOOBY, who let Ms. PARVEZ stay at her home last week, said she now wishes the teen had not left.
"I was feeling that whatever it was she was dealing with at home was a bit too personal to involve me in," Ms. LOOBY said. "I wish she would have stayed longer, that's all. It's a sad waste of life."

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LOOKER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
LICCIARDO, Francesco " Frank"
At Longworth Long Term Care, London, on Thursday, January 11th, 2007, Francesco "Frank" LICCIARDO of London in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Doreen (LOOKER) LICCIARDO for over 50 years. Dear father of Brenda CLARK and her husband Charlie; John LICCIARDO and his wife Margaret all of Mount Brydges. Dear brother of Joe LICCIARDO of Port Stanley; Rose PRENDERGAST of London and Annie BEER of Michigan. Loving grandfather of Ian CLARK and his wife Catherine; Derek CLARK and his wife Melanie and Adam LICCIARDO. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (10: 00 to 11:00am) to the funeral service which will be conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, January 16th, 2007. Interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R6. The family would like to thank the staff from the 2nd floor of Longworth Long Term Care for their care and compassion to Frank and also to the paramedics who looked after him as well.

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LOON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-10 published
VAN LOON, Peter
Passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2007. He will be deeply missed by his son Marc, daughter Renee, grand_son Jordan, sisters Marijke and Lisbeth, and many other family members. A memorial service was held Sunday, December 9, 2007 in honour of his life.

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LOOPSTRA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-25 published
LOOPSTRA, Doctor Lawrence W., M.D., (F.R.C.S.C)
It is with great sadness that the family of Larry LOOPSTRA announce his passing on June 22, 2007 in Hamilton, Ontario after a brief illness. Larry will be greatly missed by his wife Pamela (nee ROSS,) his four children, Alyssa ALKEMA (Tom,) Emily (Nick,) Jonathan (Amanda), and Benjamin, his brothers, Chuck (Claudia), Allard (Margaret) and Bert (Willy), his mother-in-law, Betty ROSS, his sister-in-law, Susan KILNER, his brother-in-law, Robert ROSS (Jill,) his nephews and nieces and numerous other relatives, Friends, colleagues, and patients too many to mention. Larry was born in The Netherlands in 1941 and grew up in Groningen and The Hague until immigrating to Canada with his parents, the late Rev. Willem and Ekelina LOOPSTRA in 1951. He obtained his elementary and high school education in Hamilton, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario in London between 1960 and 1966 with a degree in medicine. Larry interned at St. Bonifice in Winnipeg, Manitoba and thereafter served 3 years as a medical doctor with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Germany pursuing his passion for medicine, travel, and skiing. On his return to Canada, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and established his practice in Hamilton. Larry was an accomplished surgeon, obstetrician and respected clinical professor with the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre at McMaster University, delivering thousands of newborns during his career, as well as performing as a skilled surgeon. He pursued his career with dedication, professionalism and caring, while at the same time maintaining a balanced life style through family, church and his new found love for golf. His loving, caring and selfless nature shone through all his relationships (Galatians 5: 22-23). Larry was an avid sailor who loved his boat Sonic Boom, winning many Lake Ontario races. He last sailed his boat with his family on June 10, 2007. Many thanks to Leslie GAUTHIER, Doctor S. KOZIAK, Dr. N. VALETTAS, and Doctor J.D. SCHWALM. If so desired, expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Dr., Burlington, Ontario (905) 527-0405 on Monday, June 25, 2007 between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. A funeral service will take place at the Ancaster Canadian Reformed Church, 575 Shaver Road, Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 commencing at 11 a.m. Private interment to follow the service. Please sign the Book of Condolence @BayGardens.ca

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LOOSEMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-09 published
LOOSEMORE, Robert Henry " Bob" (1952-2007)
Passed away on Sunday morning, June 3, 2007. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2007, at St James Anglican Church, 2150 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, at 12 noon. Bob is greatly missed by his daughter Jennifer with whom he spent a wonderful vacation in April, his grandchildren Olivia and Julia, his brothers John and Fred, and by a wide circle of Friends. A celebration of Bob's life will be held in Toronto in the fall. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to Saint_James (Nanaimo) Tanzania Water Project or to the Aldyth and Philip Loosemore Choral Bursary Fund at the Cathedral Church of Saint_James, 65 Church Street, Toronto, M5C 2E9. Sands - Nanaimo

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LOOSEMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-18 published
LOOSEMORE, Robert Henry " Bob"
A memorial service will be held for Bob (who died in Nanaimo, B.C. in June) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 12 noon at St. Simon's Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E (between Sherbourne and Parliament). Music will feature prominently in the service. If desired, donations may be made in Bob's memory to St. Simon's Church to be used to provide financial assistance to potential young singers in need to allow them to pursue choral singing.

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LOOSEMORE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-19 published
LOOSEMORE, Robert Henry " Bob"
A memorial service will be held for Bob (who died in Nanaimo, B.C. in June) on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 12 noon at St. Simon's Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E (between Sherbourne and Parliament). Music will feature prominently in the service. If desired, donations may be made in Bob's memory to St. Simon's Church to be used to provide financial assistance to potential young singers in need to allow them to pursue choral singing.

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