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SCACE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-10-03 published
CLARKE, Charles Edward " Chuck"
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, September 29, 2007. Charles Edward CLARKE of R.R.#4 Durham in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the former Dorothy SCACE. Loving father of Nancy (Wayne LAWRENCE) and Alan CLARKE (Jena.) Grandpa to David and Jonathon LAWRENCE and Mary Lynn (Mike VON MUHLENEN.) Predeceased by his brother Don. Friends called at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Tuesday. A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Swinton Park on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery, Swinton Park. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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SCACE o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-07 published
GILKES
In loving memory of our dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle, who passed away five years ago, November 7, 2002.
We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds
For days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find
- Sadly missed and always remembered by Mary and Peter GAYMOUR, Grace and Bert SCACE, Joyce and Dox THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Families
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SCACE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-01 published
CLARKE, Charles Edward " Chuck"
Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Saturday, September 29th, 2007. Charles Edward CLARKE, of R.R.#4 Durham, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the former Dorothy SCACE. Loving father of Nancy (Wayne LAWRENCE) and Alan CLARKE (Jena.) Grandpa to David and Jonathon LAWRENCE and Mary Lynn (Mike VON MUHLENEN.) Predeceased by his brother Don. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Swinton Park on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery, Swinton Park. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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SCACE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-14 published
SCACE, Helen Lee
Helen Lee SCACE passed away, suddenly and peacefully, at Christie Gardens, in Toronto, on August 29, 2007. Helen was predeceased by her parents Pauline and Sandy STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, her brother Arthur SCACE and sister-in-law Anne Crocker SCACE. She was much loved by and is greatly missed by her niece Janet SCACE of Florida, nephew David SCACE of Victoria Harbour, grand nieces and nephews, Patrick, Lizzie, Gennesse and Tyler. Helen is also missed by aunt Christine STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Winnipeg,) cousins Jay STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Peter MacNAIR (Victoria), Peter STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (Nanaimo), Cathie Stewart LEE (Winnipeg) Rob STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Tony STEWARD/STEWART/STUART.
Helen enjoyed life to its fullest; she delighted particularly in her beloved home city of Toronto which she knew intimately. Friends are invited to join the family for a Memorial Service in the celebration of Helen's life at Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge Street, Toronto) on October 10, 2007 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at another location; please contact the family for details. Helen's family appreciates the Friendship and care provided by the staff at Christie Gardens. Messages and condolences can be sent to hscace@sympatico.ca or Morley Bedford Funeral Services, 159 Eglinton Avenue, Toronto M4R 1A8 (416-489-8733).

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SCAFIDI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
HARRISON, Bruce
At Bluewater Health -- C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, on Sunday, January 7, 2007. Bruce HARRISON, 84 years, of Petrolia. Beloved husband for 55 years of Dorothy (ne LYLE.) Dear father of Lois KERR of Richmond, British Columbia, Ralph (Joy) HARRISON of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Gary (Mary-Lou) HARRISON of London. Dear grandfather of Meghan (John) SCAFIDI of Seattle, Washington, Ian KERR of Richmond, British Columbia, April and Amber HARRISON of Sherwood Park, Alberta and step-granddad to Mitch and Jessica MERUCCI. Dear brother-in-law to Robert and Eileen LYLE of Almonte. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert M. GIBSON of Saint Paul's United Church officiating. Private family interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Saint Paul's United Church Memorial Fund. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.needhamja

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SCALZITTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
FITZSIMMONS, Thomas R.
Peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Edith E. (WILSON) FITZSIMMONS in September 2006. Dearly loved father of Bob (Dawna) of Perth, Tom (Karen) of Whitby, Richard (Heather) of Toronto, Bruce of Montreal, Chauncey of Saint Anne de Bellevue and Jill (Alfonso) SCALZITTI of Barrie. Cherished grandfather of Lee, Bradley and Katie, Thomas and Lindsay, Graydon and Alison, James and Charles, Michael and David, Anthony and Christopher, great-grandfather of Blake and Jack and Sierra. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair and son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Thursday, December 27th, 2007 from 9: 30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Condolences to the family at condolences@blairandson.com

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SCAMMELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-12-17 published
MUXLOW, Cecil Albert
At his residence in Rocklyn on Saturday, December 15, 2007. His wife Betty, his children Terry, Tammy, Brad, Rod, Doug and Kym, announce the passing of Cecil Albert MUXLOW. Survived by his six grandchildren, Trent, Connor, Elaine, Jack, Tori and Ryan, his sister Vera SCAMMELL of Durham, brother George and his wife Faye and sister-in-law Mae MUXLOW all of Collingwood. Predeceased by his mother and dad, Ross and Annie MUXLOW and his twin brother at birth and brothers Alvin and Robert and sister Olive. The Family will receive their Friends at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford on Sunday, December 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation has taken place and burial of ashes will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford at a later date. As you expression of sympathy donations to The Victorian Order of Nurses would be greatly appreciated.

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SCANDRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-18 published
WOOLL, Gerald R.
With deep sadness, Lorraine WARNER (Bob), Mary SCANDRETT, and Susan WOOLL announce the death of their much loved father, Gerry on December 14th. He died peacefully at his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He was the loved "Bum" of Graeme (Becky) SCANDRETT and Sarah SCANDRETT, the special "Poppa" of Melissa WARNER and Christopher (Melinda) WARNER and the adored "Mup" of Cait WOOLL. He was also the special Great-grandpa Bum to Molly SCANDRETT, Sydney and Logan WARNER, and Davin WARNER.
Dad was predeceased by our mother Audrey (WHITTAKER) in September, He was born in Peterborough, Ontario on September 15th, 1913. Dad joined the Royal Air force in 1939, and flew 85 missions before retiring as a squadron leader. He was seconded after the war by the Royal Air Force to De Havilland Aircraft Company as a test pilot of the Mosquito.
Dad co-founded Genaire Limited in 1951 where he continued to work each day well into his 90's. His political career dates to the early 50's, when he was elected to the Niagara council. From 1961 to 1964 he was Lord Mayor of the Town, serving also as a member of the Hydro Commission, The Public Library Board and Police Commission. Dad also served as a Public School Trustee, sat on Brock University's Board of Trustees, and was also a member of the Council of Regents for the Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Dad was an elder in St Andrews Presbyterian Church and served as Superintendent of St. Andrews Church School. He joined the Rotary Club of St Catharine's in 1952. He held several offices including Club President, District Governor, Director of Rotary International and Chairman of the Polio Plus Campaign Canada. Dad co-founded the Niagara Foundation of which he was president for 22 years.
He was the Chairman of Air Industries Association of Canada and led several aerospace trade missions. He was inducted into the Livery of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators in 1984.
At the age of 81, he founded Serve Our Sick and successfully rallied support to save the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital from threatened closure.
Visitation will be held on December 19th at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes 415 Regent St, Niagara-on-the-Lake. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 20th at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Simcoe St, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The family wishes to thank Sandie, Danute and Fern for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, it was Dad's wish that you take a few minutes to do an act of kindness to someone in your community who is ill, elderly, or less fortunate; or, to make a donation to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Foundation.
"Per ardua ad astra" --
"Through adversity to the stars"
Online guest register www.morganfuneral.com

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SCANLAN o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-01 published
Former Resident in "Lives Lived"
It was interesting to read in last Thursday's (July 26) Globe and Mail an article on the life of Joan Marguerite BURRELL which had been submitted by her daughter, Anne SCANLAN. Joan BURRELL was the wife of Doctor Archie BURRELL, who doctored in Dundalk in the late 1950's and early 60's.
It was a coincidence that she met her husband through a date set up by her sister, Carol, who was dating and later married Dr. Douglas BRODIE. Doctor BURRELL originally came from the Hanover area.
The BURRELLs moved from Dundalk to North York in 1962. Then in 1982 they went to Saudi Arabia where Doctor BURRELL worked in a hospital clinic. After returning to Canada Mrs. BURRELL followed her husband to the north where he filled in for doctors on vacation.
Dr. and Mrs. BURRELL had six children, four girls and two boys, and ten grandchildren.
Music was a big part of her live as she sang in the choir of the Forest Grove United Church, and would often have a grandchild seated beside her on the piano bench in her home.
Mrs. BURRELL died on April 28, 2007 from leukemia at the age of 76.
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SCANLAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-26 published
BURRELL, Joan Marguerite (ne HASSELL)
By Anne SCANLAN, Page L8
Mother, "Nana," wife, sister, friend. Born September 11, 1930, in Toronto. Died April 28 in Toronto of leukemia, aged 76.
Joan was a woman of style and class, best known in her later years as the matriarch of the family home in North York. The role of doctor's wife fit her like a slipper, although it was hardly as glamorous as she might have first imagined.
The third daughter of Beth and Jack HASSELL, Joan was a city girl. It was in the city that she met medical student Archie BURRELL, on a date arranged by Joan's sister, Carol, who was dating Archie's University of Toronto med student pal, Douglas BRODIE. Doctors BURRELL and BRODIE were destined to be brothers-in-law.
The bride soon followed the groom back to the countryside from which he hailed, specifically as the town doctor in Dundalk north of Orangeville, Ontario (Archie was from nearby Hanover.) Dundalk's claim to fame is that it's Ontario's highest point (526 metres) it's unlikely that the high point of Joan's career as a doctor's wife was the day a patient came by the house with four recently slaughtered chickens as payment for Doctor BURRELL's services.
More to her liking was the response at the local general store when Joan first arrived: "You just leave the bags here and we'll deliver them to you. You're the new doctor's wife."
Joan and Archie had six children: four girls and two boys. (Two of the girls were delivered by Archie himself because he beat the scheduled doctor to the delivery room.) Joan and her young family learned quickly that a country doctor was on permanent call.
She became the wife of a city doctor in 1962, when the family moved to North York. Life with Joan was always an adventure. No matter where the out-of-town destination, the car wouldn't get far before Joan would find a lake suitable for a spontaneous swim.
In the fall of 1982, Joan and Archie ventured to Saudi Arabia, where Archie worked in a hospital clinic. They used Jetta as a jetting-off point to travel in Europe and Asia. After returning to Canada, Joan followed her husband to the north, where Archie filled in for doctors on vacation.
In her later years, Joan loved nothing more than being surrounded by her six children and 10 grandchildren. Her laughter could fill a room. Music was also close to her heart. Joan sang in the choir of the Forest Grove United Church, and would often have a grandchild seated next to her on the piano bench at home.
On the night of Joan's final family Christmas gathering, her family surrounded her as she played Christmas carols deep into the evening. She never looked more content.
Anne SCANLAN, Joan's daughter, submitted this on behalf of siblings John, Sylvia, Elaine, Ruth and Andrew.

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SCANLON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-08-15 published
KINNEAR, Jim
The family of the late Jim KINNEAR of Wasaga Beach would like to extend their thanks for all the prayers, support, donations, cards, flowers and food from our wonderful family and Friends at our time of loss. Thanks also to the police and ambulance personnel who responded, Dr Fraser and the staff in emergency at Collingwood G and M hospital, especially nurse Patti for her kindness, and Watts Funeral Home for all their exceptional care and direction. Thank you Fr. Darrin CORKUM, Deacon Dave WHALL and Fr. Bill SCANLON, Dick MILLER and the choir at St. Nol Chabanel Church, the Catholic Women's League and Knights of Columbus for the beautiful Mass and reception. Words cannot express how much you mean to all of us. God bless you.

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SCANLON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-26 published
SCANLON, Joan Patricia (1934-2007)
In the early morning, Thursday, July 19, 2007, our dear Joan passed away with her devoted friend Maureen at her side. Joan fought a courageous battle and is now at peace. Joan made many lasting Friendships before retiring as Chief Cataloguer and Area head Cataloguing and Technical Processing at the University of Winnipeg Library. To keep in touch she continued to host her seasonal gatherings and make her famous minced meat for all to share. Joan was adventurous by nature and loved travelling to far off places, or she could be quite content just to curl up with a good book and her adored cat, K.C. A special thank-you to Barb and Gary Evans for taking care of K.C., to Maureen and Hugh Taggart for your love and support especially over the past few months, and to the staff at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Boniface Hospital, for their care and compassion. We shall miss our dear friend Joan, until we meet again. In accordance with her wishes, Joan will be laid to rest with her mother, Evelyn and her father, Joseph in Mountview Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario. A gathering of friend's in Joan's memory will take place at a later date. 'A friend is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart' Thomson Funeral Home 669 Broadway 783-7211 www.thomsonfuneralhome.com

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SCANLON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
McGILLIS, Gerald Eugene
(Former owner of the McGillis Hotel, Peterborough)
At Northumberland Hills Health Centre, Cobourg, on Thursday, September 13, 2007. Gerry McGILLIS of Gore's Landing, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Donna (BRISTOW.) Dear father of Leslie and Ian (Janet). Loving grandfather of Heather and Holly. Brother of the late Donald E. McGILLIS, and uncle to 9 nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law to Joan McGILLIS. A private family Graveside Service will take place at Saint Peter's Cemetery, Peterborough. The Reverend Phelan SCANLON officiating. If desired, memorial donations to the Dialysis Unit, Northumberland Hills Hospital, would be appreciated and may be made through the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road South. Friends may sign the on-line book of condolences at www.nisbettfuneralhome.com

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SCANLON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-27 published
O'REILLY, Frances Joan (ne BRISCOE,) M.D.
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home on December 26, 2007 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Doctor Hugh O'REILLY. Loving mother of Esther Kathleen (Jerry SEGAL,) Rachel, Hugh (Anne CREIGHTON) and Una (Bruce COX.) Grandmother to Mike SCANLON (Angela,) Lily and Robert MacKENZIE, and Amy and Rick O'REILLY. Joan will be missed by Mike's father, Owen SCANLON, and her Friends and family in the U.S., Ireland and around the world. A pioneering woman in the field of medicine, Joan retired from the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League in 1986 to Calgary where she enjoyed a challenging game of bridge with her Friends. A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday, December 29 from 11-1 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge Street). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doctor F. Joan O'Reilly Scholarship Hope for Children Foundation, 38 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1N1.

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SCANTLEBURY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
KADOKE, Gustav Georg Erich
(European Master Cabinetmaker who personified great determination and perseverance throughout his life)
Peacefully in Fairview Manor, Almonte following a lengthy illness on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Erich KADOKE of Almonte formerly of Oakville and Toronto, age 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Irmgard KALISCH. Dear loved father of Ingrid (Fraser SCANTLEBURY) of Almonte and George KADOKE (Traudy) of Haliburton. Loved Opa of Heidi KADOKE and Craig (Ellen) KADOKE, Emily and Sebastian KADOKE- SCANTLEBURY as well as Rebecca DOOLITTLE, great-grandfather to Matthew and Sarah. Predeceased by two brothers. A graveside Service for family and Friends will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home and Chapel 127 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario. 613-256-3313 Donations in memory of Erich may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation and would be much appreciated by his family. On line condolences and tributes may be made at www.crgamble.com

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SCARLETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-11 published
SCARLETT, Deborah " Debbie"
Passed away peacefully at home, in Toronto, on Sunday, June 10, 2007 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Jamie and mother of Michael and Jonathan. Loving sister and aunt of Diana, Danny, Matthew, Katie and Craig. Dear sister-in-law of Michele, Kathie and Ian. Sorely missed by family and many Friends. A funeral service will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Shiva at the Scarlett residence on June 12, 13 and 14 from 7 p.m. each evening. In lieu of flowers a donation in Debbie's memory to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation for Doctor Stephen Lewis Ortho Spine Research, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8 would be appreciated.

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SCARROW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-10-12 published
SCARROW, Elmer James “E.J.” (September 30, 1930 to October 10, Elmer passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound in his 78th year. Elmer was the beloved husband of the former Shirley MONK for over 51 years. Together they shared the love of their children: Lynda of Toronto, James of Desboro, Joe and his wife Nancy of Chatsworth, Cheryl and her husband John CLARK of Meaford, David and his wife Judy of Chatsworth and Jill and her husband Tim NOBES of Innisfil. He was especially proud of his grandchildren Andie, Craig, Patti, Mackenzie, Emily, Dayla, Paige and Isaac. Beloved brother of Morna HOSKINS of Owen Sound, Lennard and his wife Anne of Grand Prairie, Alberta, and Velma and her husband Jim CARROL of Oakville. Elmer will be remembered by his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his many Friends and will remain in our hearts always. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth for visitation on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Pastor Sheilah FLETCH will officiate. Interment at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Tara. If so desired, as you expression of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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SCATCHERD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-06-08 published
'An irrational act'
Top-ranking female officer, retired superintendent found in scene of horror The service pistol used belonged to Kelly JOHNSON, a leader in fighting domestic violence.
By Randy RICHMOND and Kelly PEDRO, Sun Media, Fri., June 8, 2007
Just before London police's "rising female star" and her ex-lover, a retired officer, were killed in a murder-suicide, she made a mysterious stop at the police station.
Then, Acting Insp. Kelly JOHNSON, the force's highest- ranking female officer, jumped into a waiting van.
Minutes later, two gunshots were fired inside a van before it crashed into a brick wall six blocks away from the station, outside JOHNSON's apartment building at 7 Picton St.
Stunned neighbours found JOHNSON, 40, dead, her face bloody, her 9 mm Glock service pistol -- which she wasn't authorized to have with her -- on her lap.
Beside her, the driver of the van and her ex-lover, retired superintendent David LUCIO, 57, was slumped over with what witnesses: called a bullet wound to the head.
Neighbours called 911 at 12: 01 a.m. yesterday and police arrived within four minutes to discover the unthinkable: two of their own were dead.
Even more unthinkable -- police and civilian sources and witness accounts pointed yesterday to JOHNSON -- a noted community leader in fighting domestic violence -- as the one who shot LUCIO.
A subdued police Chief Murray FAULKNER stressed police won't know who shot whom until after an autopsy scheduled for today.
"Nothing that happened last night makes any sense right yet," he told The Free Press. "There will be sources that say that (JOHNSON was the shooter,) and I understand that."
"But we need to have proof, not just speculation, not just opinion," FAULKNER said.
Even after the autopsies, police may never know why the killings occurred.
"Was there anything yesterday that would indicate there would be a problem at midnight last night? Not a single thing. Was there anything in her mood, anything? No, no," FAULKNER said.
FAULKNER said he didn't know why JOHNSON, after leaving work about 5 p.m., returned just before midnight.
"Did she come to get some workout clothes? Did she come to get her service revolver? I don't know."
She wasn't authorized to take her gun home, FAULKNER said.
An officer who saw JOHNSON at the station noticed nothing amiss, FAULKNER said.
The first civilians to find JOHNSON and LUCIO after the shooting described a scene of quiet horror.
"I heard a gunshot, then I heard an engine revving and then a crash," said Brian KEARN, who was in the front lobby of his apartment building near where the van crashed.
He and several other building residents ran outside.
"We tried to get in the van and help the victims but the doors were locked," he said.
KEARN said he saw a female passenger, with a severe head wound from a gunshot, sitting in the passenger side. A handgun rested on her lap.
The male driver appeared to have a bullet wound to his right temple, KEARN said.
"There was no movement. The people were obviously dead."
Other witnesses: described seeing the man with a bloody left arm and blood down his back.
"It was awful, just gruesome" said one woman, a nearby resident. "You could see blood on the airbags."
Another resident of the same building said he heard a bang and watched from his second-floor window as the van rolled back after hitting the wall.
When he got to the van, "they were lifeless."
Police on the scene grew instantly quiet once they opened the van, KEARN said.
"There were quite subdued. They were quite quiet."
JOHNSON was an 18-year veteran of the force.
She's served for several years as the detective sergeant in charge of the sexual assault and child abuse section and supervised the force's domestic violence co-ordinator.
Five days ago, she was named acting inspector of the department's professional standards branch.
Kelly "was a very bright, articulate community-minded officer&hellip If there was a rising star, specifically female, she was it," FAULKNER said.
LUCIO retired as superintendent in 2004 after 35 years of service.
JOHNSON was a role model for many of the about 100 female officers, FAULKNER said.
"LUCIO was a role model for many of the male officers," FAULKNER said.
"When you see this happen to two people that you either very much admire and emulate, it shakes your confidence."
Most of the force's 180 civilian employees took the news especially hard, FAULKNER said.
"It's the tough cop that doesn't show emotion, but civilian staff are not used to that."
A shaken police board chairperson, Ab CHAHBAR, said it was a sad day for the force.
"You can see it all over their faces," he said.
FAULKNER confirmed JOHNSON and LUCIO had had a relationship, but didn't say how close they were.
The two were ex-lovers, several sources told The Free Press.
JOHNSON had been married for several years to a fellow London officer, Steve PEARSON, but they separated.
LUCIO was also separated from his wife.
It wasn't clear if LUCIO and JOHNSON still had a relationship.
The deaths stunned not only the 720 members of the force, but hundreds more in community groups where the two high-profile officers volunteered.
"It's just a great personal tragedy for both families, Friends and loved ones and anyone who worked with either one of them," said Megan WALKER, head of the London Abused Women's Centre.
"He was a very, very close friend of mine… He loved being a cop," said Dave SCATCHERD, owner of the Oakwood resort in Grand Bend.
Police called Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, which probes civilian deaths and injuries from police actions, but the agency left the case to London police because the "subject officer" was dead, FAULKNER said.

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