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RANCE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-12-12 published
Daughter strangled
Friends say Aqsa PARVEZ clashed with her strict family.
By Rob LAMBERTI, Sun Media, Wed., December 12, 2007
Mississauga -- Muhammad PARVEZ appears in court this morning charged with strangling his daughter as homicide detectives continue to look at her older brother to determine if he had a role in the slaying.
The 57-year-old man was charged yesterday with killing 16-year-old Aqsa PARVEZ, who Friends say rebelled against her father's religious expectations. Aqsa died in the Hospital for Sick Children late Monday and her mother arranged for her daughter's organs be donated.
Peel detectives charged her brother, Waqas, 26, with obstructing police, allegedly for trying to mislead officers during their investigation.
But police said Waqas continues to be investigated by homicide detectives to determine if he's involved in Peel's 16th murder of the year.
"We're now trying to determine what role or culpability he may have had in the homicide as well," Peel police homicide Insp. Norm ENGLISH said. "We're certainly going to be conducting further investigations to determine if he had a role in this."
ENGLISH said the investigation is still early and whether Muhammad is charged with first- or second-degree murder depends on witness information and the results of a pending autopsy. Investigators suspect the Grade 11 Applewood Heights secondary school student was strangled.
Police were alerted to the incident when a man called police just before 8 a.m. Monday saying he had killed his daughter at their Longhorn Trail home.
Most students learned during the school's morning announcement yesterday that Aqsa, who was born in Pakistan, had died.
A memorial with her photo and a book of condolences was in the front lobby of the high school for classmates to jot down memories or poems.
"It's just, like, really sad. Everyone was just crying," said Grade 10 student Natalie RANCE.
Students and Friends said Aqsa began removing her hijab when she attended school this term after her older sister had graduated. With no one to watch over her, she apparently felt free to dress more casually.
Aqsa recently left the family home and moved in with a friend, said Krista GARBUTT. She said the victim was quite open with Friends about discussing the culture clash she was having with her father, but it appears no one in authority was aware.
"I don't think so; she didn't tell a teacher," Dominiquia HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said yesterday.
Students were sent home with letters for their parents informing them of Aqsa's death and an outline of symptoms for depression or stress that their kids may feel. It assured parents that counsellors are available.
HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON described Aqsa as a kind person who loved to take photos and to dance. "And all she wanted to do is to be herself."
She said Aqsa was at a friend's place after leaving her home around 8 p.m. Sunday.
"She was happy, she was ready to go to school, she was excited," HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said, adding Aqsa intended on returning to the family home to get clothes.
But HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said Aqsa told her she was "scared to go home."
"Because she didn't obey the rules…" she said.
HOLMES- THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said her friend would arrive at school wearing jogging pants and hijab and then change clothes, removing the traditional headscarf.
Friend Ashley GARBUTT, 16, said that Aqsa didn't want to wear the hijab any more.
"Then her sister kept telling her dad that she doesn't wear it," she said. "She left her house twice. She left and went to her friend's house because… she would get scared and she just didn't want to live there anymore. She wanted to be her own person and show her inner beauty."
GARBUTT said Aqsa went to a shelter and her father contacted her asking her to come home because neither he nor her mother could eat after she left the first time.
"She moved home because she felt bad, but she moved out again," she said.
Friends said there probably are other girls who find themselves in a similar situation.
"They should get help soon as possible, whether it's a counsellor," Ebonie MITCHELL said. "Because we never knew it was that bad. If they're in that situation, they should get help as soon as possible."

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RANCE o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-07-25 published
SMITH, David Stanley " Capt'n Crunch"
(Retired Firefighter)
Passed away at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Dave SMITH of Wasaga Beach, In his 71st year. Beloved husband of Shirley (née TUCK.) Dear father of David (Kim) of Barrie, Sonya (Dave) of Collingwood, Christine (Mark) of Bright and Mark (Amy) of Nottawa. Loving grandfather of Paula, Sabrina, Bradley (B.J.), Ashlee, Karla, Kyle, Lucas, Graydon and Gavin and great-grandfather of Chantelle, Brooklyn and Julianna. Brother of Viola (Lorne) RANCE, Norma DICCECO, Doreen CARTER, Marjorie SLOANE and the late Thelma COLUMBUS, Audrey MAW and Edward SMITH. Brother-in-law of Terry TUCK (late Maureen) and Gary (Addie) TUCK. Friends may call at the Lynn Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service at the Prince of Peace Anglican Church, Wasaga Beach on Friday, July 20 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolence book may be signed at www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com
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RANCE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-26 published
RIACH, Margaret
Died quietly at the Salvation Army Grace Manor in Ottawa at the age of 85 years on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Beloved wife of Charles Murray RIACH for 61 years. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Barbara Jane NICHOLLS and Elizabeth Anne RIACH (John MILLER.) Cherished grandmother of Colin and Madeleine MILLER. Predeceased by her brother Ross RANCE (Lillian.) Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 3-5 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to the Salvation Army Grace Manor or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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RANDALL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-02 published
HEWGILL, Hilda Isabell (née BRAY)
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Friday, June 1, 2007. The former Hilda Isabell BRAY of Thornbury and formerly of Clarksburg, in her 87th year. Daughter of the late John Wesley BRAY and Ethel Annie LEMCKE of Lion's Head. Beloved wife of Franklin HEWGILL, of Thornbury. Loving mother of Carly HEWGILL of Thornbury, John HEWGILL and his wife Darlene of Clarksburg and Jayne RANDALL and her husband David of Clarksburg. Sadly missed by grandchildren Sarah TEDFORD and her husband Drew, Leah HEWGILL, Daniel HEWGILL and Elizabeth HEWGILL, Chelsey RANDALL and Rachel RANDALL and great-granddaughter Gracie TEDFORD all of Clarksburg. Fondly remembered by brothers Norman and Jutta BRAY of Lindsay and Kenneth and Lorna BRAY of Nottawa and by sisters Marion and Earl McGHEE of London and Ruth and Roger GAST of Strathroy and sisters-in-law Verginia and Naomi and their families. Predeceased by brothers Stanley and Earl BRAY. A private family funeral service, officiated by Reverend Roger GAST, Reverend Glen GIBSON and Pastor Bob LAY will be conducted at the Blue Mountains Community Church in Thornbury. Interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery. Friends and neighbours are invited to a time of fellowship and sharing memories of Hilda at the family farm (10th Line of Collingwood Twp.) on Tuesday June 5th from 2-4 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Gideon Bible Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, Thornbury (P.O. Box 556 Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 519-599-2718) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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RANDALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-11 published
MacDONALD, Sister Irene (Sister Mary Donald), C.S.J.
Peacefully at Saint_Joseph's Motherhouse on Monday, September 10, 2007. Daughter of the late John Archie MacDONALD and Mary Anne McISAAC. Predeceased by her sisters Catherine and Laura (Mrs. L. RANDALL) and her brothers Daniel, John, Michael and Robert. Survived by her sister Mary SOWICK in Burnaby, British Columbia, her nephew and several nieces. Visitation at Saint_Joseph's Convent (3377 Bayview Avenue, Willowdale), from 3: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 for Vigil Service at 7: 30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 10: 30 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

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RANDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
BROUILLETTE, Elizabeth (née DEVLIN)
Elizabeth "Betty" passed away peacefully on Monday June 4th, 2007 in her 84th year at the Peel Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit. Betty was born in Montreal on April 11, 1924. She was united in marriage to Arthur Henry BROUILLETTE on June 10, 1944 in Toronto. She was predeceased by her parents William and Louisa DEVLIN, her husband Art (1991,) by her siblings Ronald (1980,) and Mary MAYHEW (1999,) her grand_son Jake McLEOD (1982,) and also by her son-in-law John McLEOD (1995.) She is survived by her children Gail and her husband Dave QUESNEL, Warren and his wife Angela, Craig and his wife Susan, Louise McLEOD, and Steven and his wife Cecilia, also survived by her sister Jean RANDLE. Betty will be greatly missed by her 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and her nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South (Hwy 10), Brampton on Thursday June 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday June 8th, 2007 at 1 p.m. Father Damian ALI will be officiating. Cremation to follow. In Betty's memory, donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to elizabeth.brouillette@wardfh.com

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RANDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-06 published
LIBBY, John " Jack"
Of Lions head passed away peacefully at Golden Dawn Nursing Home on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in his 88th year. Cherished father of Barbara (RANDLE) BROWN of Toronto and special friend and grandfather of Matthew BROWN of Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his sister Georgina (Doug) SHURGOLD of St. Catharines and sister-in-law Mary Jane LIBBY of Toronto. John spent many hours playing cards and many have lost a true friend and opponent. John was predeceased by his wife Ruth, parents Katie (DUKE) and Clarence LIBBY, his brother Al LIBBY and his sisters Grace LIBBY, Lillian OLDS and Geraldine CONRON. Cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service at Eastnor Cemetery, Lion's head on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. with Pastor Billy STRACHAN officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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RANDLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
TUPPER, Kathleen Isabel (née CAMPBELL)
Kathleen Isabel (Kaye) TUPPER (née CAMPBELL) died in her sleep at Evergreen House Terminal Care Unit, North Vancouver on Thursday, July 19th, 2007, at the age of 102. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years Kenneth Franklin TUPPER (1994) and her son, William Allan TUPPER (2005.) Loving mother of Jim TUPPER (Juanita,) Deanne PEDERSON (David) and daughter-in-law Fran TUPPER. Dear aunt to Holly CAMPBELL, Mardie CAMPBELL, Roberta FLECK, Loraleigh RANDLE, and Colin COOPER; Devoted grandmother to Tony, Deborah, Geof, Anna, Ken, Rob, Janet, Gordon and Donald; step-grandmother to Ingrid, Erica, and Kristen; great-grandmother to 18 great-grandchildren.
Kaye was born in Blantyre, Scotland on Dec 9, 1904; she grew up in Glasgow and Calgary, where she met her husband Ken in 1925. They were married in 1930 and moved to Ottawa, where Ken joined National Research Council. They enjoyed skiing and canoeing. After World War 2 they moved to Deep River and then to Toronto, where Kaye learned to drive a car at the age of 50. She saw and adapted to many changes, growing up in a time when everyone walked, took streetcars and trains. Her life involved travel across Canada, to Europe and the West Indies. She lived in Florida and West Vancouver after retirement. Everywhere she went she made new Friends. Her love of dancing and exercising was infectious and she danced up until a few days before her death. She inspired family and Friends with her joy and enthusiasm. Her wisdom about living a long life was to 'keep moving and to give a compliment not a complaint'. Special thanks to her Friends, Del and Maggie, and the staff at Amica, Burnaby and West Vancouver for their love and care; and to the staff at Lion's Gate Hospital and Evergreen Terminal Care Unit for caring for Kaye in her last weeks of life.
A private family celebration of her life was held in West Vancouver, British Columbia. A memorial service will be held at First St. Andrews United Church in London, Ontario, Saturday September 8th, 2007 at two o'clock.

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RANDLES o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-13 published
OWEN, Eva Gertrude (RANDLES)
At the Grey Bruce Health Services, Southhampton, Ontario on Monday, December 10th, 2007 at the age of 97 years, the former Eva RANDLES of Port Elgin, Ontario and formerly of Saint John, New Brunswick. Wife of the late Edward OWEN. Loving mother of Beatrice and her husband Harvey ARBO of Saint John, and Shirley and her husband Doug EARLE of Port Elgin, Ontario. She is also survived by six grand_sons and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters and one brother. Friends may call at Brenan's Bay View Select Community Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road (634-7425), with visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 10: 00 a.m. from Brenans Bay View Chapel. Interment at Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances made to the Arthritis Society or to Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.brenansfh.com

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RANDLES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-02 published
KREUTZER, Doctor Jack " Jacob," D.D.S., B.Sc.D., F.A.C.D., (F.R.C.D.C) Hon.
Died peacefully at home in his 98th year on Sunday, September 30, 2007. Survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Lorna, and his children Bonnie (BEAN) and Timothy. Devoted grandfather of Mary BEAN (Chris RANDLES,) Tupper BEAN (Emma REID,) Bryan BEAN and great-grandchildren Caroline and David BLOSS, Travis and Philippa BEAN. Jack was a former Director of Clinics and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. As requested, a family gathering of remembrance will be held. Interment to take place in his beloved Muskoka. Memorial donations may be made to: Churchs-On-The-Hill Foodbank, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, M4V 1R5.

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RANDOLPH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
SACKS, Melvin
In his 100th year on Friday, October 12, 2007 at home. Melvin SACKS, beloved husband of Sheila SACKS. Loving father and father-in-law of Morty and Gloria SACKS of Toronto, and Gloria and Edward SILVER of Montreal. Devoted grandfather of Jody and Jeff, Michael and Nadine, Darren and Kerry, Gem and Steve, and Warren and Brent. Loving great-grandfather of Jackie, Justin, Rachel, Matthew, Ryan, Dani, Zachary, and Ryan. Dear brother of the late Jean LANGSNER, Gwen ROUTBARD, and Pearl RANDOLPH. Special thanks to Elizabeth LABAO for her care and kindness. At Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Community Section for a graveside service on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Lung Cancer Canada, 416-785-3439.

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RANDS o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-15 published
MUSTARD, Shirley Marie (née TAILOR/TAYLOR)
Peacefully entered eternal rest surrounded by the love of her family at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 14, 2007 in her 68th year. The former Shirley TAILOR/TAYLOR was the beloved wife and best friend of Gordon Edward “Ted” MUSTARD. She was the loving mother of Edward and his wife Tina, Becky and her husband Rich RANDS and Trevor and his wife Charlene. Sister of Wayne TAILOR/TAYLOR and Pearl EMMERSON and her husband George. Her memory will be cherished in the hearts of her grandchildren: Tyler, Kaylin, Dylan and Blake. Predeceased by her parents: Lawrence and Mary TAILOR/TAYLOR, a brother Jim and a sister Marsha. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Sunday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, June 18th, 2007 at 1 p.m. Interment: McLeans Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, memorial contributions to McLeans Cemetery or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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RANEY o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-06-04 published
RANEY, Russel “Rusty&rdquo
Of Tobermory passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2007 in his 79th year. Cherished father of Delbert (Joann) RANEY of Owen Sound, Marlene (John) GERVASI of Owen Sound, Wayne (Jill) RANEY of Tobermory and Marsha ROBBINS of Stokes Bay. He will be sadly missed by 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and was a special friend and companion of Eleanor MONK of Owen Sound. Rusty was predeceased by his wife Edith, his parents, brother Bill, sister Shirley and son-in-law Joe ROBBINS. Rusty was a long standing member of Masonic Cedar Lodge #396 and the Ramoca Shrine Club. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 4, 2007 from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. at the Tobermory United Church. There will be a Masonic Service on Monday at 6: 45 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Rusty's life will be held from the Church on Tuesday, June 5th at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jawn KOLOHON officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Wiarton. Donations made to the Tobermory Clinic Auxiliary or the Lions head Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.georgefuneralhome.com

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RANEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-19 published
RANEY, Alan Fraser
Born January 24th, 1918 - Died July 17th, 2007. Beloved husband and best friend for 61 years to Charlotte (MOORE) RANEY, predeceased 2004. Father of Bill RANEY and wife Bonnie and Judy MAXWELL. Cherished Grandad to Leigh (Simon), Debbie (Dwayne), Mandy (Jon), Liz (Ryan), David and great-grandchildren Raney, Cameron, Norah, Lyjah-Sai, and Prema. Dear son of Fraser and Blanche (DAVIS) RANEY predeceased. Dear brother of Reginald (wife Gwyneth) and William (wife Brigitte). Resting at the Jackson Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Saturday, July 21st, 2007 at 11: 30 a.m. Cremation with interment beside his wife at Civic Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 7: 30 p.m. Friday under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Br #336 Falconbridge. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Friends may call 2-4; 7-9 p.m. Friday and after 10: 30 a.m. Saturday.

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RANEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-23 published
SCHEMMER, Yumi (née UNO)
Passed away suddenly on October 17, 2007 in Victoria, B.C., at the age of 50 years. Born in Gifu, Japan, daughter of Takao UNO and the late Tomiko UNO. Beloved wife and life partner of Doctor Robert SCHEMMER. Devoted mother to her beloved children Emi and Jeffrey and fondly remembered by Emi's partner Daniel DAHAN. Lovingly remembered by her brother Kenji UNO and his wife Rika, of Oakville, Ontario; brothers-in-law Axel and Jürgen SCHEMMER and sisters-in-law Christine VIAU and Brigitte RANEY, all in Ontario, and their families. Sadly missed by her special Friends Hiroko Barall and Kazuko Moghul, and her many Friends in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria, for her generous, kind and gentle spirit. Yumi was an accomplished writer, with 4 published books and many articles reflecting Japanese life in Canada. She was affiliated with the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto for many years, and was an active volunteer in Victoria, supporting culture, the arts, and social justice.
Cremation and private family service: a memorial service to celebrate Yumi's life will be announced at a later date. Please, no flowers. If desired, donations may be made in Yumi's name to her favourite charity, Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M9A 3A5, www.scaw.org. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com. McCall's of Victoria, British Columbia (1-800-870-4210)

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RANEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-26 published
SCHEMMER, Yumi (née UNO)
Passed away suddenly on October 17, 2007 in Victoria, B.C., at the age of 50 years. Born in Gifu, Japan, daughter of Takao UNO and the late Tomiko UNO. Beloved wife and life partner of Doctor Robert SCHEMMER. Devoted mother to her beloved children Emi and Jeffrey and fondly remembered by Emi's partner Daniel DAHAN. Lovingly remembered by her brother Kenji UNO and his wife Rika, of Oakville, Ontario; brothers-in-law Axel and Jürgen SCHEMMER and sisters-in-law Christine VIAU and Brigitte RANEY, all in Ontario, and their families. Sadly missed by her special Friends Hiroko Barall and Kazuko Moghul, and her many Friends in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria, for her generous, kind and gentle spirit. Yumi was an accomplished writer, with 4 published books and many articles reflecting Japanese life in Canada. She was affiliated with the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto for many years, and was an active volunteer in Victoria, supporting culture, the arts, and social justice.
Cremation and private family service: a memorial service to celebrate Yumi's life will be announced at a later date. Please, no flowers. If desired, donations may be made in Yumi's name to her favourite charity, Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M9A 3A5, www.scaw.org. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com. McCall's of Victoria, British Columbia (1-800-870-4210)

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RANGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-23 published
McHENRY, Elizabeth Margaret
Peacefully, in the arms of her loving family, on June 15, 2007 at the age of 57. Daughter of the late Elizabeth (Lily) and late James Patrick (J.P.) McHENRY of Sarnia, Ontario and Feeny, Northern Ireland; Cherished wife of Michel Myles OUIMET and loving mother of Jonathan Benjamin McHENRY- OUIMET (Suzy RANGER) and proud grandmother of Megan; Sister of Patrick (Lynn) of Cornerbrook, Nfld; Claire (Paul DION) of Penatanguishine; Brian (Helen) of Poplar Hill Anne (Jack BROWN) of Bright's Grove; Cavan (Anne) of London Mavourneen of Oakville; Francey (Michael MORGAN) of Peach Tree City, Georgia; and Terrance (Janet) of Sarnia; Sister-in-law of Philippe of Montreal, Peter (Basilica) of Saint Anne de Bellevue Joanne of Montreal; Stephen (Hanna) of Embrun. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews and by her best Friends, Claude Vickery, Carol Pritchard, Agnes Laroche, Rita Danis and Bonnie Cameron-Ross. A graduate of Northern Collegiate, Sarnia and Queens University, Kingston, in Psychology and Education, she worked for the Integra Foundation as Camp Arts and Crafts Director in the Haliburtons. She then taught for the Renfrew County and Carleton Boards of Education in Special Ed. Retired in 1981 for health reasons, Elizabeth founded and served as President and Executive Director of the Canadian Marfan Association until 1990 when she suffered a stroke. She was also a community activist in Aylmer, where she opened her first national Marfans Association office. She helped found Access Aylmer and the English Cultural Resource Centre (precursor to Outaouais Alliance). Elizabeth spent many years overcoming her physical difficulties, regaining her speech and her mobility without ever losing her sense of humour. She enjoyed laughing with family and Friends and loved music and writing poetry. Elizabeth's family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful staff on the 3rd Floor of the CHLD Renaissance for the loving and generous care provided to Elizabeth. Visitation Friday July 6, 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. at Beauchamp Funeral Home, 47 Denise Friend Street, Aylmer, Québec (819-684-1155). Funeral mass at Saint Mark's Church, rue Principale Aylmer, July 7 at 11: 00 a.m. Reception to follow in church basement. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Elizabeth's name may to be made to the Canadian Marfan Association, (http://marfan.ca/)

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RANKIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-30 published
RANKIN, Alexander " Alex" M.
79, of Mississauga, Ontario died peacefully at his home May 25, 2007. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Jo-Anne RANKIN. Alex is survived by his daughter Gillian Rankin NORRIE, son-in-law Aaron NORRIE, adored grand_sons Noah, Frasier and Gabriel; sister Violet RUSSELL; three other siblings; plus other family and Friends. A private service will be held in Longboat Key, Florida. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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RANKINE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-22 published
JEX, Louise
Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on Tuesday November 20, 2007, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Lyle. Loving and loved mom of Mary Lou and her husband Peter RANKINE. Gram will be fondly remembered and always loved by her grandchildren Craig (Claire) and Megan. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Four Teddington Park Ave. Friends may call at the Trull 'North Toronto' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral service will be held on Friday at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church (Wilson Ave., east of Avenue Road) at 11: 00 o'clock. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to either Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-08-16 published
NUHN, Dennis Verdon William
Passed away peacefully at Country Lane Nursing Home in Chatsworth on Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 in his 82nd year. Dennis was the beloved husband of the late Alice Marie McCARTNEY. He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sister: Clifford, Manuel, James and Audrey BALL. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Louis NUHN and the former Flossie GRAHAM, also by his brothers Rennie and Leonard as well as by his sisters Dorothy RANSOM and Mildred HUNT. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m., thence to Saint Peter's R.C. Church in Durham where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Father Les SZEZYGIEL celebrant. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery, Durham. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-12-05 published
RANSOM, Catherine
Passed away November 26, 2007 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie after her battle with cancer. Beloved wife and will be sadly missed by Gary. Loving mother of Mark (Elena) RANSOM and Cory (Laura) RANSOM. Loved by grandchildren Chloe and Sofia, brother Ivan (Ann) ROBINSON, nieces, nephews, extended family and Friends. Private family service to take place with a Celebration of Catherine's Life to be announced at a later date. Special thanks to many caring neighbors, Friends and staff at the Board of Education. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Royal Victoria Hospital Simcoe-Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.
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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-30 published
REID, Ed (1938-2007)
It is with deep sadness that our family announces that Ed REID, beloved husband, father and loyal friend, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, May 26th, 2007. Ed was 68 years old and had retired in the fall of 2006 from a fulfilling career as a financial advisor for thirty-nine years. He was born in Blue Sky, Alberta on July 2, 1938. Ed was raised by his loving grandparents, Bess and Bill REID and often recalled the stories and songs of his youth and the Canadian landscape. He finally settled in Calgary where he attended Crescent Heights High School and met the love of his life, Bonnie Jean RANSOM of Calgary. They were married in July of 1961. Ed's family meant everything to him and he cherished the time with his wife, daughters and grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Bonnie; daughters and son-in-law, Bridget and Bill SWAGAR, Robin REID and Brad HARRISON and Carolyn HODGE and Bryan LOVE; grandchildren, Ariana HODGE, Seranda and Reid SWAGAR, Nicolas LOVE; and brothers Roy NYSTROM and Bill REID and countless Friends. Funeral Services will be held at Scarboro United Church (134 Scarboro Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday May 31, 2007 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial Tributes may be made directly to the Ed Reid Golf Scholarship Fund at Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, 166 Pinebrook Way S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3Z 3K3. In living memory of Ed REID, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-02 published
She was the First Anglican woman elected a parish warden in Toronto
Raised in 11 foster homes, she became a teacher and counsellor who championed the rights of aboriginal people, immigrants, gays, the poor and the marginalized long before it was trendy
By Ron CSILLAG, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S10
Toronto -- You'd think being shunted from one foster home to another would make a person hard. Helen GOUGH -- born illegitimate at a time when that was a stigma -- spent her childhood in no fewer than 11 foster homes, and emerged a gentle but tenacious advocate with an outsized social conscience that was fired by her mentor, Jesus. "Whatever I did, I did it as a Christian," she wrote in the preface to her unpublished memoirs. "I was a Jesus freak. I wanted to lead that kind of life."
In doing so, Ms. GOUGH "turned the Gospels upside down [by] turning those who were down, up," eulogized Rev. Sara BOYLES, priest at Ms. GOUGH's beloved Holy Trinity Church in downtown Toronto. "Helen turned the world upside down."
She did that, against all odds, by excelling in the so-called helping professions: Teaching, counselling and activism for aboriginal people, immigrants, gays, the poor and the marginalized. She stood up for their rights long before it was trendy, often forsaking her own fragile psyche.
Far from being a household name, except perhaps within the Anglican Church's more progressive elements in Toronto, Ms. GOUGH would not have minded being labelled ordinary, though she was far from it. "It's ordinary people, ordinary women, who have done much of what it took to make this nation what it is," she stated not long ago. "Ordinary people with extraordinary courage. Whatever else I am, I'm a Canadian. I'm a Canadian woman."
She was the first woman elected a parish warden in the Anglican Church of Canada's Toronto diocese, in 1971.
Her mother, also named Helen GOUGH, play a pivotal role in her fatherless and husbandless life. The elder Ms. GOUGH, who died in 1981, had been a Barnardo child, one of some 30,000 sick, destitute or orphaned British children shipped to the colonies as "seedling citizens of the British Empire" by English philanthropist Thomas Barnardo to work on farms or as domestics. (Between 600 and 1,000 children were sent to Canada from the late 1800s to 1915.)
Helen senior, with still-fresh memories of time spent in an actual English poorhouse, arrived in Southern Ontario in 1912 as a 10-year-old, together with her younger brother, Arthur. She toiled as a servant at seven different places until she turned 18, surviving on the cheapest foods and not once being allowed to use an indoor toilet.
On her own in Toronto, she found work as a clerk at the Hospital for Sick Children, and soon fell in with a crowd that included a handsome, suave clothing salesman from Stratford. When she became pregnant, he denied all knowledge of her, as advised by his uncle, a judge. It wasn't until the younger Ms. GOUGH was in her late 40s that she discovered her father's identity; he had become a fat drunk and died of a coronary when he was 60.
Too poor to raise her daughter, the elder Ms. GOUGH, by this time a live-in domestic, appealed to Catholic Children's Aid. (The child's father was Catholic.) But if the agency took the child in, she would be raised in an orphanage as a Roman Catholic. Her mother declined. "It must have taken tremendous courage for a woman to do that in 1930, and she was one of many who simply refused," her daughter later wrote.
Instead, her mother turned to the Children's Aid Society, which transferred the sickly baby to a woman whose sole task was to nurse sick infants back to health. Then came long years of foster care at nearly a dozen places, during which mother and daughter saw each other only intermittently. By the age of eight, young Helen had already attended Baptist, United and Roman Catholic churches, but made up her mind that the Anglicans were for her. She finally went to live with her mother when she was 15.
Ms. GOUGH's first taste of overt racism came while she worked as a teenaged waitress one summer at the Pearson Hotel on Centre Island. As she recalled, a short, self-important Englishman working in the kitchen informed a Chinese dishwasher: "I'm not taking any orders from a bloody Chink!" The Chinese man, a foot taller, brought the dish he was holding down on the man's skull. The plate shattered, and the blood coursed down the small man's head. Both were fired, and the incident stayed with her forever.
She was 19 when she befriended Gerry O'DONOGHUE of Toronto (later Gerry RANSOM,) whose family adopted Ms. GOUGH as one of their own, and whose daughter Beverley was Ms. GOUGH's goddaughter.
The same year, Ms. GOUGH graduated from Toronto Teachers' College and went to teach near Port Credit, Ontario That was followed by four years of teaching status Indians and Métis at an "Indian Day School" in Moose Lake, southeast of The Pas, Manitoba
Life was primitive and harsh, but for Ms. GOUGH, it was happily reminiscent of the Girl Guides camps she'd attended as a child. The three teachers took turns doing the three main chores: one week each on cooking, cleanup and "wood and water."
It was here that she became smitten with the shy aboriginal children, and impressed with their determination to learn English. (There is no mention in Ms. GOUGH's memoirs of church-run residential schools, where native children underwent horrific abuses that led to multimillion-dollar legal payouts decades later.) After teaching catechism and assisting with church services, she returned to Toronto to deepen her spirituality by studying at the Anglican Women's Training College. One summer, she took a job with the federal government's Indian Affairs department teaching at an Ojibwa-Cree settlement in Bearskin Lake, Ontario
In 1960, she began as an "Indian liaison worker" in the Toronto diocese, helping aboriginals access "white" social service agencies. It was half-time initially, "since no one really believed there were Indians in Toronto," she would recall. She was a pioneer of the first native centre in Toronto, and proudly outed a co-worker who had referred to Ms. GOUGH's client as "dirty and drunken&hellip you know, a typical Indian."
The man who had made the remark "was not happy about being exposed, but it was a great moment of insight for me," she remembered. "It's important to speak truth to power when we are in positions to do so. If we don't, who will?"
Around this time, Ms. GOUGH noticed that she was prone to periodic bouts of depression, preceded by highs that dropped to debilitating lows, and an inability to control either. The condition led her to years of psychotherapy and such treatments as psychodrama, bioenergetics and Arthur Janov's primal therapy, during which she began to face the pain of separation she'd experienced as a child.
She went into social service work for the diocese, mainly on housing conditions in Toronto, before returning to school at 35 to earn a B.A. at York University. She confessed that it was the worst experience of her adult life. With a D average, "I was so ashamed, I didn't go to my graduation or tell my mother about it until much later." Despite that, she returned to York a decade later to earn a master's degree in English, with honours, and an essay prize.
Meantime, there was a flurry of action in Toronto: In 1968, she was one of the original activists to develop Alexandra Park Co-op, today a 410-unit housing project in downtown Toronto (she worked alongside June Rowlands, who went on to become mayor of Toronto). She then worked for the Young Women's Christian Association, finding rooms for Caribbean domestics, before taking a job for 17 years with the Toronto Board of Education, working extensively with immigrant parents. Her involvement with the Riverdale Intergenerational Project brought seniors into schools as volunteers.
She embraced gay rights through what she called a particularly Anglican resolution: "All may, none must and some ought." Tall, gangly and sometimes physically awkward, she denied being a lesbian, "although I feel more comfortable with women than men. If you grow up in a series of homes, you don't learn to establish primary relationships. There were boys I really liked but I saw myself as plain. I was a wallflower at dances and very bookish. I made good secondary relationships, but primary ones [were] much more difficult."
In retirement, she seemed to accelerate, taking up travel, river rafting, voice lessons and photography. She produced pictures that testified to an almost child-like wonderment about the natural world.
She saw her mission through a simple lens: If she was going to do anything as a Christian, it was to respond to society's dispossessed. "I was not there to hold office," she reasoned, "but to meet people on the ground."
Helen Noreen Honora GOUGH was born in Toronto on November 21, 1930, and died there of cancer on June 1, 2007. She was 76. According to her wishes, only men washed her body prior to burial. She leaves her adoptive family, the Ransoms, and many Friends and admirers.

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RANSOM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-31 published
FRAZEE, Rowland Cardwell, B.Com, C.C.
Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on July 29th, 2007 in his 87th year. Devoted husband to Marie for 58 years. Sadly missed by his son Stephen, daughter Catherine (Patricia SEELEY,) daughter-in-law Katherine, granddaughter Laura and grand_son Patrick. Survived by his younger sister Barbara THORNTON, her daughter Nan (Colin STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) and fondly remembered by his three sisters-in-law (Anita LOGIE, Kaye RANSOM and Louise LAIDLAW) and many nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 12, 1921 to descendants of United Empire Loyalists, he grew up in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, where his father was the manager of the Royal Bank. Like so many of his generation, Rowlie FRAZEE enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1941, serving overseas with the Carelton and York Regiment, First Infantry Division. He was wounded three times, once when his cap badge deflected a scrap of German shell which otherwise might have ended his life. After the war ended, Rowlie studied at Dalhousie University (Kings College) in Halifax where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1948. He joined the Royal Bank that year and worked his way up through the ranks in various management positions in five different provinces. A signal that he was headed to the top came in 1973 when he was made Executive Vice President of the Royal Bank in 1977, Chief Executive Officer in 1979 and Chairman in 1980. He was often sought after to serve as director and served on many boards over the years including Royal Bank of Canada, Ganong Bros Limited, University of New Brunswick Board of Governors, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Air Canada, Newfoundland Capital Corp, Continental Air lines, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Kings College Board of Governors, Home Support Services (Charlotte County, New Brunswick) and New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation. He also served as Chairman of the Business Council on National Issues, National Chair man of Junior Achievement of Canada and served three terms as Chairman of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. During his career he received many awards, including honourary degrees from six universities (Acadia, Dalhousie, Kings College, Mount Allison, University of New Brunswick and York) and in 2001 was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame. In 1985, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1991. He proudly wore his Order of Canada lapel pin for the rest of his life. Rowlie was always proud of his Maritime heritage and he and his wife Marie enjoyed a very happy retirement in St. Andrews, New Brunswick where he worked at improving his golf game and tending to his beloved rose garden. His passionate zest for life and public spirited persona was epitomized in a 1983 biography entitled 'Big Banker with a Heart', which praised him for his work for numerous charitable and educational organizations. Rowlie FRAZEE will be remembered as a brave soldier who served his country, a respected businessman, an eloquent speaker and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Our thanks to Doctor Brian Peer, Doctor Julia Wildish and the team of Extra Mural caregivers for their kindness and dedicated professionalism. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of MacDonald Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, New Brunswick (506-466-3110) from where the first visitation will be held on Thursday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. only and then the second visitation will be held on Thursday evening at All Saints Anglican Church, 75 King Street St. Andrews, New Brunswick from 7-9 p.m. only. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 3rd, from All Saints Anglican Church at 2: 00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the service in the adjoining church hall. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of the donors' choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be placed or this notice viewed at www.macdonaldfh.com.

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