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RYAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-04 published
QUILLINAN, Edward Joseph " Joe"
At Grey Gables, Markdale on Tuesday June 26, 2007, Edward 'Joe' Joseph QUILLINAN of Markdale in his 100th year. Dear brother of Cecilia 'Ceal' QUILLINAN, of Markdale. Uncle of Don DENTON and his wife Natalia of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Maureen BOTTRELL and her husband Harvey of Barrie, Marcia HUNTER and her husband Don of Toronto, Brenda FARRUGIA and her husband Art of Brampton, and Marie McMANAMAN of R.R.#2 Shallow Lake. Also survived by several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary (RYAN) QUILLINAN, sisters Margaret DENTON, Catherine 'Kay' McMANAMAN and brothers Wilfred and Bill QUILLINAN and nephews Bill, Felix and Jerome McMANAMAN. The family received Friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale, Thursday from 7-9 p.m., where evening prayers were held at 9 p.m. Father Leszek SZCZYGIEL officiated at a Mass of Christian Burial held from Saint_John's Roman Catholic Church, Glenelg, Friday June 29 at 11 a.m. Pallbearers were John S. BLACK, Charlie BLACK, Myles RYAN, Don DENTON, Jim McMANAMAN and Peter D'ARCEY. Interment in Saint_John's Roman Catholic Cemetery.
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RYAN o@ca.on.grey_county.hanover.the_post 2007-11-02 published
TANNER, Lillian (née FOERSTER)
Lillian TANNER, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover Care Centre, on Monday, October 29, 2007. She was 92. Lillian was born in Normanby Township, daughter of the late Norman and Margaret (nee BENDER) FOERSTER. Survived by daughters Margaret (James) ELDER of Kitchener, Susan (Vincent) WEBER of Hanover, grandchildren Jeremy (Martha) WEBER of Guelph, Katherine WEBER (Rob RYAN) of Mississauga, great-granddaughter Mia WEBER, brothers Milton (Marie) FOERSTER of Hanover, Paul (Barb) FOERSTER of Ayton, brothers-in-law Fred SEIM of Hanover, Francis TONE of Hanover, sisters-in-law Doris FOERSTER of Neustadt and Isabelle (TANNER) KIRSTINE of Hanover.
Predeceased by husband George TANNER, sisters Mabel SEIM and Gertrude TONE and brother Carl FOERSTER.
Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover. Rev. John POLACK officiated. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Bible Society or the Arthritis Society were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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RYAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-01-06 published
LAIRD, Bernice Valerie (née ZOMERFELT)
Peacefully at Gateway Haven, Wiarton on Friday morning, January 5th, 2007 in her 88th year. Bernice LAIRD (née ZOMERFELT) beloved wife of the late George LAIRD. Loving mother of Mary Jane MONAHAN and her husband John and Roberta RYAN and her husband Doug. Loving grandmother of Lori and Lisa MONAHAN and Alicia and Chris RYAN. Special friend of Alvin WARD and family. Bernice was born July 4th, 1919 in Duluth, Minnesota to parents John and Victoria ZOMERFELT. Predeceased by her older brother Walter and his wife Evelyn. Beloved sister of Raymond ZOMERFELT and his wife Donna of Duluth, Minnesota. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and Friends in the United States, and by nephew-in-law Lloyd WAGNER and his wife Alice of Owen Sound, and their family Robert WAGNER and Andrea LAING. Bernice was a cheerful and familiar face to the residents of the Bruce Peninsula and area, because of her many years service in retail business and through her volunteer work in the community. “The greatest reward for serving others is the satisfaction found in your heart.” Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, in Sauble Beach, on Monday afternoon from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. A Rebekah service will be held Monday evening at 6: 45 p.m. A celebration of Bernice's life will be conducted from the chapel at 2: 00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2006. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of Gateway Haven, Frank St. Baptist Church, or Friends of the Wiarton Library. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com A crab apple tree will be planted at the funeral home in memory of Bernice.

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RYAN o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-19 published
RYAN, Marie (formerly CONNOR, née RACICOT)
At Cassellholme Home for the Aged, Saturday, September 15, 2007. Marie RACICOT beloved wife of the late Charles CONNOR and Cecile RYAN in her 87th year. Loved sister of Dolores LAFONTAINE and Sr. Celina RACICOT. Predeceased by her parents Malvina and Aime RACICOT, two sisters Eleanor PETRIC, Elizabeth BEAUDRY and a brother Joseph RACICOT. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. No visitation. Cremation. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Paroisse Sts Anges, 232 Maplewood Ave., North Bay, Saturday, September 22nd. at 11: 00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy dontations to the Alzheimers Society or Cassellholme would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the McGuinty Funeral Home, 591 Cassells Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 3Z8 (705) 472-8520. SignGuestBook/ Condolences/Donations www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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RYAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
RYAN, Diane E.
Suddenly at University Hospital on January 4th, 2007, Ms. Diane E. RYAN of London in her 48th year. Beloved mother of Natasha and her fiancé Wayne EGAN. Dear grandmother of Dylan WILLIAMS. Also survived by her brothers Keith, Mike, Al and Valdez RYAN. Predeceased by her parents Bob McCULLOUGH and Rose RYAN and by her sister Deborah RYAN. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 8th, 2007 at 4: 00 p.m. in the Lloyd R. Needham Funeral Chapel (520 Dundas Street, London) with visitation 2 hours prior to service time. Cremation to follow. In memory of Diane, contributions to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated.

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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
KELLY, Theresa (née RYAN)
Passed away peacefully at home on January 8, 2007. Bobcaygeon Correspondent for the (Lindsay) Daily Post and the Peterborough Examiner (1993), Freelance bookkeeper and employee of East End Taxi Brokerage, Toronto. Spouse of Bill BAIRD and the late Gerard KELLY. Mother of Michael HARPER (Tracy), Toronto; Kelly VAN DEN BREKEL (Nick), Scarborough; Patricia KELLY- RUIZ (Miguel), Oak Ridges; Sam HARPER (Cathy BASQUE,) Pickering; and Allison DUNCAN (Hugh), Toronto. Grandmother of Johnathan MARRIN, Madeleine RUIZ, Matthew HARPER, Theresa VAN DEN BREKEL, Anne Marie HARPER, Clara RUIZ, Hannah DUNCAN and Jillian DUNCAN. Mother-in-law of Mary Kim Marrin HARPER. Sister of Patrick RYAN (Mary), Rita CHINNERY (Wally,) Tom RYAN (Lillian) and Jane WRIGHT (late Orville.) Predeceased by siblings Arthur RYAN (Lorna,) Dorothy RENFER and James RYAN (Marika). Member of Bobcaygeon Choristers, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #239, Aqua Fitness at the Forbert Memorial Pool, Red Hat Society, Vintage Wheels Touring Club and volunteer with Community Care. The family will receive Friends at Monk Funeral Home, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon, Ontario 866-393-0063 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11 a.m. In memory of Theresa, donations to "Sleeping Children Around the World" would be appreciated. Messages of condolence and donations may be placed at www.monkfuneralhome.com

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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
SUMMERS, Mary Elizabeth (née TANSEY)
Passed away at age 81, leaving her loving husband of nearly 57 years, Dr. William F. SUMMERS as well as daughters Elizabeth (John LUBAR), Charlotte, Jacqueline (Timm,) Rebecca (Chris TURNER) and Christine along with sons Tim (Patricia,) Nicholas (Ann RYAN) and Patrick (Ermelinda NOGUEIRA.) Also missing her will be grandchildren Jeffrey, Elyse, Nathaniel, Rachel, Tansey, Geordie and Isaiah as well as her sisters Carol TANSEY, Charlotte TANSEY and Barbara COOPER. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road Saint_John's, Newfoundland, visitation on Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X on Tuesday, June 12 at 1: 00 p.m. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com.

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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-14 published
WARD, Claire (née HIGGINS)
Died quietly on July 5, 2007 at age 87, the final small transition in an illness that had diminished her once-sharp mind and weakened her once-agile body. Her emotional capacity endured longer, allowing occasional flashes of her essential kindness, sweetness and bravery, even towards the end. Claire was born in East York in 1919, the youngest in a family of five children of Thomas Bartholomew William HIGGINS and Augusta RYAN, and step-mother Frances COOK. Her four siblings, Tony, Marjorie, Arthur and Ray all predeceased her. In 1932, the family returned to England and in 1938, Claire married Arthur WARD. They were intensely devoted to each other for 65 years until his death in 2003. They went through the London Blitz together, each working in civil defense. Then in 1949 they and their daughters emigrated to Canada where Claire worked with passion and commitment in a number of helping organizations in Toronto, including many years with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Association in Canada. She also studied for 14 years, mostly in the evenings, to get a B.A. from the University of Toronto at age 54. Claire and Arthur were members of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill and Saint Paul's (Westdale) in Hamilton. For the family, the sense of missing her began some years ago but now it is definite. She was "Mum" to Vandra (and husband Volker MASEMANN) and Kirsten (and husband Don THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON) and "Granny" to Charlotte (Erik DE VRIES,) Alison (Jeff GRAY/GREY,) Hilary, Bronwen, Rosemary, Galen (Ratana EK,) and Taliesin (Coire LANGHAM.) And we are happy that she was able to spend some time with her great-grand_sons, Leo, Willem and Felix. Elizabeth THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON will miss her honourary Granny. Claire will also be missed by her nephews Peter and Donald LOGAN and her sister Marjorie's descendants, and also by her cousin Joyce SMITH, and special Friends. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the kind care and companionship she experienced at New Horizons Tower, her home for the past five years. The staff there and her morning caregivers from Para Med have treated her with the kind of respect and gentleness that she accorded everybody. She was an exceptional person. Memorial service will be held on July 20, 2007 at 3: 30 p.m., in Dovercourt Baptist Church at New Horizons, 1140 Bloor Street West at Dufferin. Instead of flowers, we invite you to make donations to either United Nations Children's Fund Canada, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto M4S 2C6 or to the Wilkie Fund at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St. West, Toronto M6H 4E6.
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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-26 published
KLEIN, Rodney George Tschernoff
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars
Sears Canada Manager 1965-1987
It is with much sadness that we announce that Rod passed away on July 24, 2007, in his 85th year, after a brief illness. Loving husband and cherished companion of Helen KLEIN (née BLAIR.) Dear brother of Nadia Mahoney ASHKANASE and brother-in- law of Ena CLYNE. Very proud father of four children who he admired and loved with all his heart: Leslie (Rick COATES,) Steve (Cathy RYAN,) Randy (Deborah GRIEVE) and Robin. Generous and caring Grampa to six grandchildren: Kelly, Richard, Nikki, Alex, Caitlin and Jennifer. Rod joined the Hussars in 1939 and served Canada with distinction until 1945. A Belleville resident since 1978, he was the much respected Operating Superintendent of Sears in Quinte Mall until retirement. Member of the Belleville Bridge Club, Harbour Club, Oak Hills Golf Club and Belleville Sagonaska Club.
Visitation at Burke Funeral Home, 150 Church Street, Belleville, on Monday, July 30th from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Rod's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31st at Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge Street, Belleville. Special thanks to Doctor LISOWSKI and the staff on Quinte 5 for their wonderful care. Donations in Rod's memory can be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation -- Palliative Care, or to The Juno Beach Centre (www.junobeach.org) Online condolences at
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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-27 published
RYAN, Jean Estelle
Passed away on July 26, 2007 at the age of 83. Loving mother of Susan (David) and Tom (Carol). Beloved grandmother of Mike, Chris, Christine, and Paul. Great-grandmother of Danielle, Mitch, Ryan, Jocelyn and James Thomas. Family and Friends are invited to remember Jean's life on Tuesday July 31st, 2007 at 12: 00 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Road (south of Hwy 401, east of Leslie St. Toronto) 416-441-1580. In memory of Jean, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-17 published
RYAN, Thomas Allan
On Saturday September 15, in his 60th year. Sadly missed by beloved wife Carol SISCO, loving daughter Christine RYAN (Warren DAVIS) and son Paul SISCO (Bryden). Special Gramps to James Thomas RYAN- DAVIS. Lovingly remembered by sister Susan BOND (Dave,) nephews Mike and Chris BOND, his extended family and his many Friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham 905-305-8508). Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 20 at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation for the new Regional Cancer Center Fund. Special Thanks are extended to the staff at Southlake and the Vivian Medical Spa for their care and kindness.

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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-24 published
SPEAGLE, Patricia (née QUARRY)
On Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the age of 77, Patricia SPEAGLE passed away after a lengthy illness at The Brant Centre in Burlington, Ontario. Her equanimity and patience throughout her illness were inspiring to all. Survived by her loving husband Walter, dear sons Paul (Janelyn), John, Michael (Christine) and daughter Mary BOUCHER (Alan.) She will be missed by her 8 wonderful grandchildren - Robert, Madeleine, Matthew, Melissa, Penny, Patricia, Kathryn and Alison. She is survived by her sisters Margaret SILCOCK, Betty CAVANAUGH and Hélène RYAN. Predeceased by her parents James and Dorothy QUARRY, sisters Claire TRUDEL, Eleanor KATONA and brother Doctor Gregory QUARRY. She will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend its thanks to the caring staff members of The Brant Centre. Born in Burlington in 1929, Pat lived a happy and productive life in both Burlington and Montreal. She was a longtime hospital volunteer, secretary of the Newcomers Club, member of Saint_John's choir, a lifetime member of the C.W.L. and a wonderful mother who made innumerable trips to swimming, dancing and music lessons, soccer, hockey and schools, all of which produced terrific memories, great Friends, and a legacy that will not be forgotten. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the Queen Elizabeth Way), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Saint_John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Brant Street (at Blairholm), Burlington on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntington Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Vigil for Patricia Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. www.smithsfh.com

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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-27 published
CAVANAUGH, Betty (née QUARRY)
(January 7, 1922-September 23, 2007)
Betty died with the courage, grace and dignity that she displayed throughout her long, rich and full life. She lives in the heart of Bill CAVANAUGH, her husband, best friend and life-companion of 65 years. She is much loved and cherished by her eight children: Peter (Peg), Peggy MANIS, Cathy (John BECKINGHAM), Chris (Joan), Betty Lou REYNOLDS, Michael, Nancy HELMERS (Bill) and Paul (Sue.) Grandma is remembered joyfully by her eleven beautiful grandchildren, Linda, Alexi, Christy, Sean, Colleen, Laura, Beth, Christopher, Simone, Esme and William. She is an inspiration to her three great-grandchildren, Jordon, Gavin and Oliver. Betty is survived by her sisters Margaret SILCOCK and Hélène RYAN, her sister-in-law, Barb QUARRY, and brothers-in-law Joe, John (Mavis) and Paul (Gwen.) She was predeceased by her parents James and Dorothy QUARRY, sisters Claire TRUDEL, Eleanor KATONA, Patricia SPEAGLE, and brother Greg. She is fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her special gift for Friendship leaves many with warm and fond memories. Born in Stratford, Ontario, Betty grew up in Waterdown and Burlington. She taught elementary school in Kingsbridge, North Bay, Terrace Bay and Thunder Bay where she also worked as a Christian Living Consultant with the Catholic School Board and provided leadership in the revision of Catholic curriculum for primary grades in the 1980s. Following her retirement in 1987, Betty and Bill made their home in Burlington where they enjoyed family get-togethers, celebrations and many cultural and sporting events. A lifelong reader, Betty especially appreciated her book club. She taught and regularly attended aquafit classes at the Y. She looked forward to bridge games, fun luncheons and walks in Spencer Smith Park. She was an active member of the Newcomers Club. During these years she grew in her faith and belief in God who granted her many blessings, including a peaceful death, gently and lovingly cared for by her family and the staff and volunteers at Carpenter Hospice. We are deeply grateful for their support and compassion. We also thank Doctor Ernest HAJCSAR for his concerned and timely care. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street (at Longmoor, east of Walker's Line), on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations to The Carpenter Hospice, 2250 Parkway Drive, Burlington, L7P 1T1. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, 905-632-3333 www.smithsfh.com

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RYAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-09 published
McNEE, John Jay (March 01, 1963-December 03, 2007)
Jay died of cancer peacefully at home surrounded by the clan. Predeceased by his Grandad and Nanu McNee; mother-in-law Fay RYAN, and Grandad and Noni Davies, Jay leaves to remember him with deep love his Mom Doranne, Dad John, brothers Warren (Sabrina and children Danielle, Chloe and Oliver), Andrew (Karen), sister Darcie, father-in-law Jim RYAN (Sydney,) brother-in-law Kelly RYAN (Shelley, Caitlin, Justin and Kieran,) sister-in-law Shay PRESCOTT (Chris, Taylor and Spenser) and most especially his sons Connor and Declan and wife Shelagh. Jay grew up in Vancouver, spending many happy summers in the Gulf Islands and winters at Whistler with his family and Friends. Graduating from University Hill Secondary, Jay went on to pursue geochemistry at University of British Columbia, graduating with a Doctorate degree in 1997. During his often-joked about decade at University of British Columbia, Jay met and married Shelagh, became a Dad to Connor (16) and Declan (13) and made many deep Friendships with his lab and beer garden mates. While still writing his thesis, Jay began his professional career as an environmental consultant, later forming Lorax Environmental Services with partners David Flather, Ali Sahami, and Tom Pederson in 1996. The values Jay lived by were reflected in all his business relationships, and guided how he and his partners built the company. Jay had a passion for music, and looked forward to Friday jam sessions at Lorax, which were often a mix of jazz/blues riffs and debate on obscure scientific notions. Jay had a unique ability to create music compilations, and took to carrying his Ipod to all parties because he was so often requested to 'plug in and play'. Jay's approach to life, with its vagaries of opportunities and challenges, was to meet everything with positive acceptance. Jay cared deeply and passionately for his family and Friends and graced us with his humour, intellect, and thoughtful actions. He was a personal confidante to many and was known for his non-judgemental advice and counsel. His most important roles were as Dad to the boys and husband to Shelagh, and his preferred place to be was anywhere they were. A celebration of Jay's life will take place on Thursday, December 13th at the Terminal City Club from 3: 00-5:00 p.m. Please contact Lorax Environmental at 604-688-7173 to RSVP. Special acknowledgments and deep gratitude to Doctor Chris Hodgson who cared for Jay throughout the last 2½ years and palliative nurses Dyann Russell, Nancy Purchall and Mark Demers who ensured he was comfortable and supported. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate cards and letters of memories of Jay for his sons to keep, or donations in his name to the Vancouver Home Hospice Program, c/o Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre, 2110 West 43rd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 2E1.

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