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NOLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-11-07 published
WILLIMOT, Catherine Janet (née HELM)
Passed away peacefully at Wiarton Hospital on Sunday November 4th, 2007 with family by her side in her 75th year. Janet was the beloved wife of Jack WILLIMOT for 43 years and much loved mother of Michel-John and wife Brandi. Special Grandmother to Gabe and Tilly. She is survived by a brother, Bernard HELM (Doris,) of Kitchener; sisters-in-law Anna HELM, of California; Vera HELM, of Bancroft; and Ruth DAWDRY, of Chatham; and brothers-in-law Jim BRIDGEN and Earl WILLIMOT, both of Chatham. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by parents Eugene and Matilda; sisters Anna May GUBKA, and Audrey NOLAN; and sister-in-law Mary Lou BRIDGEN. Janet spent most of her life in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, but because of her love of the water view and cottage Jack and Jan decided to retire in the Wiarton area in 1999. Janet's strength endured many medical conditions over the years, but her courageous battle ended with lung cancer. Janet's family invite relatives and Friends to join with them at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Friday, November 9, 2007 from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be spoken Friday evening at 8: 00 p.m. A Service celebrating Janet's life will be conducted from the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Deacon Phil DWYER officiating. In respect to Janet's wishes cremation has taken place. Donations to Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. or Bruce Peninsula Health Services Wiarton would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Janet a Red Maple tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow by the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com.

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NOLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
NORTHAM, Robert Graham
Peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, September 15, 2007. Graham NORTHAM, loving husband of 46 years to Mary. Cherished father of David NORTHAM, Shelley and her husband Albert SAMEE, Dean and his wife Janina, and Graham and his wife Jenny. Grandfather of Nadine, Calvin, Wesley, Bakri, Ainsley, Amber, Kyle, Adam, Gabrielle and Jack. Brother of Grace NOLAN of Lindsay and William (Bill) NORTHAM of Oshawa. Business partner and friend of James MacKENZIE of Alltemp Products, Pickering. Missed by all his nephews and nieces. son of the late Robert Sheldon NORTHAM and Jean.
The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax) 905-428-8488 on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 1001 Ravenscroft Rd, Ajax on Tuesday September 18, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Interment at Mt. Lawn Memorial Gardens, Whitby. Should family or Friends desire, donations to the ' The Renascent Foundation" Guardian Angel Program, 356 Bloor St. E., Suite 1900, Toronto, M4W 3L4 (Att: Aruna AYSOLA, 416-927-1202 ex 252) or Grandview Children's Foundation, Oshawa, (905-728-1673 ex: 2240) would be greatly appreciated.
A Book of Condolence may be signed at www.mceachnie-funeral.ca

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NOLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
STYLES, Margaret Grace (née KINCH)
Approaching her 90th year passed away on December 10, 2007. Predeceased by her beloved husband Frank (2001) and survived by sister Betty PULLEN. Cherished by her children Norla, Neal, and Leanne. Fondly remembered by the Larson family; Michele (McPherson); David Neal and families. Nana to Kira (Andrew NOLAN,) Daniel, Michael, Craig, Tristan, Teague, and Lachlan. Great Nana to Lillian, Rachel, and Finnigan. Margaret was born in Kingston; residing in London, Ontario after her marriage to Frank. "Home" to her was Toronto. Always of sound mind, Margaret, eldest of five, shared wonderful memories from her childhood cottaging at Bruce Beach and close relationship with parents Alfred and Grace KINCH. She was a proud nursing grad of Toronto Western Hospital (1942). Marg enjoyed a long and happy marriage while devoted to family and extended family. She was grand and gracious; kind and empathic. Blessed with a strong faith and close bonds through Kingsway-Lambton Church to many close neighbours in the Kingsway and High Park areas. Admired by many Friends. In recent years Marg enjoyed continued independence, doting on her pet cat Molly. Thank you to West Toronto Support Services (Olga) and recent Oakville caregivers. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway, from 4-8 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service will be held at Kingsway-Lambton Church, 85 The Kingsway, Etobicoke, (at Prince Edward Dr.) on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, or Reach for the Rainbow (reachfortherainbow.ca)

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NOLAND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
RENNICKS, Robert Alfred
Died peacefully at the California Veterans Homes, Yountville, California on Friday, November 9, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis, children Peter, Robin, Shannon and Scott, and three grandchildren. Bob is also survived by his sisters Mary Lou PRYOR, Eleanor DAVIS and brother David RENNICKS. Predeceased by his parents James and Elizabeth RENNICKS, brother John RENNICKS and sister Ruth NOLAND. A memorial service to take place at the California Veterans Home at a later date.

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NOLFI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2007-01-04 published
Giovanni NOLFI, 74: 'Typical' guy had winning attitude
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Giovanni NOLFI was a happy man. He never had much. He never owned a car, never even learned to drive.
For years he worked hard at the factory, living frugally. When he could finally afford the down payment on a house near the Junction, he paid it off in just seven years.
He loved opera on the radio, his wife's pasta and the Azzurri, Italy's national soccer team. He urged his sons to study, to glory in the act of learning -- as he, a Grade 5 dropout, had never been able to. And his boys did. Between them they have five university degrees. Nick is a teacher and Jerry an optician and businessman.
"Every day we told them -- do what we couldn't do," said Elena NOLFI, his wife of 45 years.
NOLFI grilled his boys on world geography and constantly reminded them about the great Italians who shaped the world, including Giovanni Caboto (otherwise known as John Cabot) and Antonio Meucci, who he always insisted was the inventor of the telephone.
He doted on his six grandchildren, slipping them chocolate bars. He was their Nonno, a small and fiercely proud fixture at school concerts and hockey rinks. For them, he even sat through baseball games, a sport he never could understand.
A classic immigrant story? Yes. But something more.
NOLFI lived by a code: Chi si contenta gode. He who is contented prospers.
He was the youngest of five children. His mother took ill when he was young. ("He basically raised himself," said son Nick.) NOLFI was 13 when World War 2 ended and his two older brothers came home from fighting in Africa. The family farm couldn't support them all; the Italian economy was in ruins.
"Canada was his beacon. It was a place of hope and opportunity," said his son, Jerry.
He landed in Halifax July 1, 1958. He wasn't impressed with the train ride to Toronto -- it was definitely not up to the standard of European trains -- but he found an Italian-speaking haven in the Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood where his sister lived. He bunked on a cot on her side porch, for which he paid $16 weekly and washed dishes at Pinocchio's Restaurant for $1 an hour. When he didn't have the money for bus fare, he walked to the Etobicoke eatery.
"You hear the stories of the (wealthy developers) Del Zotto and Bratty families," said Nick NOLFI. " But there were (thousands) of Italians who came to Toronto, and they were like my father. My dad's story is typical."
He got a job in construction, working from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., until one day the boss just disappeared. He never did get paid for two weeks' work. He was saving every penny so he would have a place for Elena when she came to Canada. They had met at her sister's wedding and she waited for him for 3½ years. There was no money for transatlantic calls and at times she worried. "I think maybe I should forget him," she recalled. "Maybe he find a Canadian."
Instead, he found a piecework job in the Alpha Shoe Factory, working so hard he was soon earning $100 a week. Elena's protective parents had no intention of allowing her to go to Canada unmarried, but NOLFI wasn't earning enough to afford a trip home as well as to set up an apartment for his bride.
Like many other couples of the day, they married by proxy. He went with his sister to Toronto's Saint Michael's Cathedral September 10, 1961, and Elena stood at the altar in a beautiful church close to her home in Italy with her brother-in-law at her side.
Elena arrived in Canada the next March with a suitcase full of cheese that got lost until a man from near her village found it. He also gave her bread and three oranges. "I've never forgotten that," she said. But they were on their own in Toronto. "From the second Elena got here, it was Elena and Giovanni together, facing all their struggles," said Jill NOLFI, Jerry's wife.
They rented rooms in the High Park area, buying their house in 1966. They took in tenants; she babysat. NOLFI went off every morning to the shoe factory -- until the late 1960s, when he lost his job. He worked in other factories until he suffered a back injury in 1971 that rendered him unable to work for almost a year.
Elena cooked in a delicatessen to support the family until NOLFI could return to work after back surgery. His last job was at Warden and Eglinton. He would get up every morning at 4: 30 and ride the Toronto Transit Commission for 90 minutes. He spent some Saturdays on the couch suffering from excruciating headaches, but he never complained. Even after he retired at 61, he continued to get up at 4: 30 a.m. He went for daily walks in his neighbourhood, stopping people on the street to inquire where they were from. He was the kind of guy who would get to know everybody sitting in the doctor's waiting room. The cashiers at No Frills adored him.
He and his friend, the late Antonio GRASSO, were neighbourhood fixtures, talking politics, playing cards, joking, and meeting and greeting people.
"He loved talking to strangers, hearing their stories," said Nick.
On a trip to Italy this past May, he chatted with a man as his son fetched their luggage. When he ran into him later at a restaurant in Rome, he greeted the man as an old friend. It was his first trip back to Italy for 30 years. He saw Bugnara, his hometown, and enjoyed himself at a big family lunch that lasted until midnight.
No one knew he had cancer then. His health declined after he returned home. He died October 25 at age 74. "He wanted to die in Canada, it had become his home," said Jerry. "But you could never take the Italian out of Dad. It was a soul thing."
His wife has placed two flags -- one from each country -- at his grave.

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NOLL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-08 published
JOHANNSON, Edgar
Passed away July 31, 2007, at the age of 84 at the Chesley, Ontario hospital after complications from a broken hip. He was born Christmas Day, December 25th, 1922, in Edmonton, Alberta. He went to school at the University of Alberta and graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Before retiring in the mid 1980s, Edgar worked for Canadian Blower and Forge Company, Buffalo Forge and Aerofin Corporation. Over the years he lived in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; West Des Moines, Iowa; and in St. Charles, Illinois. He most recently lived at the Sunshine Centre in Waterloo, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean BAUMAN/BOWMAN, and by his stepsister, Gretta SMITH. He is survived by five children: Jenny AMY of Southampton; Karen NOLL of Maryhill Lynn JOHANNSON of Glen Williams; Eric JOHANNSON of St. Charles, Illinois and Joyce JOHANNSON of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also survived by sister Joyce BELL of Drumheller, Alberta; stepsister Margaret WILLIAMS of Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom and brother Ken JOHANNSON of Rochester, Minnesota., as well as by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service for the Interment of Ashes will be held at Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, on Saturday October 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials that help celebrate Ed's life and broad range of interests. Plant a tree, support lifelong learning programs or institutions, encourage a child to learn, support civic engagement, or donate to an arts program of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton Ontario. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com.

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NOLL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-09 published
WALSH, John Francis Joachim
Died July 05, 2007, a month shy of his 85th birthday at his home in Toronto. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Isabel WALSH (CONLIN) in March 2001. He leaves his sister Bette O'CONNOR and was predeceased by his sister, Mary NOLL, and brothers James and Fergus. He will be missed by sons and daughters: John (Nancy), Pat (Evadney), Herb (Monique), Sheilagh (Peter), Maureen (Curtis), Bernard, David, Thomas (Fithrie), Christine (Hank), and Catherine (Ron). There are many grandchildren, nieces and nephews who will miss their uncle and grandfather: Michael and David; Jason, Daniel, Ivan, Luke and Mathew; Clare and Alice; Jennifer, Heather, and Kate; Angela and Emma; Kiki and Gary; Scott, Ashley, and Lindsey. John was also a great-grandfather to Mateya and Chase; Arabella and Jamila, and Calvin. John attended Assumption College in Windsor, and then served in the Canadian Army as a lieutenant in England. After the war he settled in Toronto, attended Osgoode Hall Law School and married Isabel CONLIN in 1946. A Memorial mass will be held at Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Parish, 222 Ridley Boulevard, at Avenue Road and Wilson, Toronto, on Thursday, July 12th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. www.stephenlewisfoundation.org

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