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SCRINKO 2007-07-31 published
Man killed lying on train tracks
Police suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the death of William Hubert MATER, 23.
By Amanda ROBINSON, Sun Media, Tues., July 31, 2007
The city and Canadian Pacific don't have any plans to improve pedestrian safety at a downtown railway crossing near where a 23-year-old man was struck and killed by a train on the weekend.
"We have no reason to think that this level crossing is any different than any other crossing, Dave LECKIE, the city's director of roads and transportation, said yesterday.
"Unless we hear differently from the police report, we have no plans for pedestrian improvement," said LECKIE.
Police identified the man killed as William Hubert MATER from Ridgeway, near Fort Erie.
MATER was a recent graduate in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, said Ann Hutchinson, a spokesperson for University of Western Ontario.
MATER was lying on the tracks about 2: 30 a.m. Sunday when he was struck and killed by the train, said CP spokesperson Breanne Feigel.
He wasn't at a pedestrian crossing, but on the tracks in between St. George and the Talbot underpass, said Feigel.
"They (train crew) put on their emergency brakes and used their whistle… but it's not easy to stop a train from moving," she said.
She says accidents such as Sunday's highlight the need for greater awareness about the dangers of trains.
LECKIE said there haven't been problems with pedestrians at the St. George and Piccadilly Street crossing, but there have been with vehicles.
In the last three years, there've been four collisions there.
Those tracks are the only train crossing in the city without gates, so drivers often try to run the crossing to avoid stopping for trains.
In March the city, with Transport Canada and CP, decided to install gates at the track next year.
Brad SCRINKO, co-chair of the Richmond Row Business Association, called the accident "tragic."
"We would be happier if the train tracks were routed around the city," said SCRINKO.
At the train crossing on Richmond Street east of St. George, a bar hotspot, the city plans to install pedestrian gates -- that may look like mini-road gates -- because of the large number of people that hang around that area.
The city is in discussion with CP to finalize the design, said LECKIE.
Police suspect alcohol may have been a factor in MATER's death.
"When people drink, there is already a responsibility that the bar has to take. But what people do outside of the bars they have to take responsibility for," SCRINKO said.
Often, pedestrians put themselves at risk when they jump between the cars of stopped trains, he said.
On his page on Facebook, a social-networking site on the Internet, MATER was listed as working at The Beer Store in London.
He planned to go back to school in September to take a few courses, he wrote on a friend's Facebook page.

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SCRIVENER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
Myra Anten GRAY/GREY was born June 30, 1923 to Father Marian Andrew SARMATIUK and Marie Anten SARMATIUK in Toronto, Ontario. Her childhood was spent in various parishes throughout Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta with the happiest years in Oshawa, Ontario.
She moved with her mother and brother Andrew to Winnipeg in 1939 where the family began a successful restaurant business, Santen's Grill. In spite of the demands of the family business, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1945, being one of the first women to do so. She met and married Earl Norman GRAY/GREY of Winnipeg on September 19, 1949 and became a homemaker, extraordinary cook and constant source of love, support, and Friendship to their two children - Tim and Lisa.
Myra passed away peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents, Marian Andrew and Marie, her brother Andrew, and her husband Earl. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Tim (Louise SCRIVENER,) and Lisa (Harold WATT;) her beloved grandchildren Giordana CÔTÉ (Craig,) Giancarla REMPEL (Garreth,) Alexander GRAY/GREY, Gabriela GALLO, Christopher GRAY/GREY, Marco GALLO, and Margaret Antonia GRAY/GREY; as well as, her five step grandchildren, Joanna, David, Michael, Matthew, and Peter WATT. Also left with beautiful memories of their Aunty Myra are her nieces and nephews, Susan, Peter, Martha, and Sandy, their spouses and families; Jamie, Susan, Janet, Gray, and Scott, their spouses and families; and her life-long best friend and sister-in-law, Dorothy SARMATIUK.
A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on Friday, June 15 at 11: 00 a.m. A Mass in memoriam will be held on Sunday, June 17 at 2: 30 p.m. at Christ Our Saviour Catholic Church in Steinbach, Manitoba. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Myra GRAY/GREY may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Doctor David Horne and the staff of Bethesda Hospital for their compassionate care through many difficulties.
She was greatly loved and will always be remembered for her intellect, her wit, her courage, and the unconditional love she gave so generously to her family.

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SCRIVO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-08 published
SCRIVO, Anna Maria (née ZAFFINO)
Peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Humber River Regional Hospital - Church Site on September 5, 2007 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Raffaele. Loving mother of Bruno (Stella,) Pina (Ralph) VAVALA, and Lino (Regetta.) Dear grandmother of Bruno, Anna, Ralph, Anne Marie, Sabrina and Ralph and great-grandmother of Alicia and Mya. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard de Clairvaux Catholic Church (1789 Lawrence Ave. West) on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial to take place at a later date at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, New Rochelle, New York, U.S.A. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SCRUTTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-02 published
After much suffering on Sunday, December 31, 2006 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Donald "Wink" SCRUTTON. Loving mother of Lorie GIBSON (Jim,) Michael SCRUTTON (Kathy,) Trisha LOLLAR (Mark), Susan JOLICOEUR (Ron), Alison MEEHAN (Dan) and Jennifer LOVE (mike.) Proud grandmother of Cathy (Dave,) Jimmy (Allison), Elizabeth, Matthew, Kate, Ben, Mitchell, Julie, Ian (Kim), Laura, Jane, Maddie and Campbell; great-grandmother of Zach and Sam. Survived by her sisters Lisa WELLBELOVE, Jessie ROSE and Audrey WHITE/WHYTE. Predeceased by her brother Edgar EWART and sister Marion CAMPBELL. Friends and family will be received at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (1900 John Counter Blvd at Highway 2) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. Private Family Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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