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SPAFFORD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-13 published
SPAFFORD, Doris
Passed away peacefully on November 10, 2007 at the age of 92 following a valiant struggle with osteoporosis and its complications. Predeceased by her husband, the late Harry SPAFFORD. Much loved by her sons Mark (Jacqui MORRISON) and Paul (Jean DAVIDSON) and her grandchildren Megan (Brian COOMBES,) Jennifer, Ryan, Alexander and Graham. Doris was especially happy to have met last week, her newest family member, great-grand daughter, Lauren COOMBES, born October 31st. Doris' family extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Extendicare (York Central Hospital) for their support and kindness over many years. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Complete Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Osteoporosis Canada (www.Osteoporosis.ca)
Condolences www.rskane.ca. R.S. Kane 416-221-1159

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SPALL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
Founder of Brazilian Ball dies of cancer
By Unnati GANDHI, Page A6
Anna Maria DE SOUZA, known best as founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of the glittery Brazilian Carnival Ball, died at Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday afternoon after a battle with cancer. She took the secret of her closely guarded age with her - something she once told The Globe and Mail that even her husband did not know. Friends estimate she was in her mid-60s.
Ms. DE SOUZA, who counts Conrad Black among her ex-beaus, was born Anna Maria Marcolini GUIDI in Brazil, the granddaughter of an Italian immigrant.
She met a Canadian bulk-foods importer and, in 1965, she moved to Canada, where she threw a Brazilian ball in a church basement for herself and fellow Brazilians.
The event has since become one of Canada's most prestigious fundraisers, amassing a "crème de la crème" guest list, her friend, Norma Meneguzzi SPALL, said yesterday. Visitation will be held at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church on Friday at 9: 30 a.m.

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SPALLA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-06 published
DAVIES, Rodney John
Peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 04, 2007 at the age of 64, after a courageous battle with Lymphoma. Loving husband of Helen (née McCUBBIN) for 39 years. Proud father of Tracey, Allison and Brent. Devoted son of Jack, and the late Ethel. Son-in-law of the late Henry and Evelyn McCUBBIN. Brother-in-law of Patricia and her husband Joseph SPALLA. Uncle of Carolyn and her husband John, David and his wife Jill. Great Uncle of Jessica, Joey, Holly, and Ben. Rod was a dedicated teacher, coach and mentor throughout his 39 years in the Geogoraphy Department at Cederbrae Collegiate. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1967, where he enjoyed his time at "the Fraternity House" Lambda Chi Alpha. He later completed his Masters Degree in Education, also from U of T. After purchasing his dream car, Rod became an active member of the Corvette Club of Ontario where he enjoyed cruisin' with fellow members. He spent many hours on the squash court and belonged to the squash league at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. The family would like to thank Dr. Richard COLWILL and the wonderful staff in the Oncology Department at Scarborough General Hospital. During his lengthy stay in the Intensive Care Unit the entire staff were wonderfully caring and compassionate towards Rod and his family. A special thanks to the Intesivists Doctor Stewart AIKEN and Doctor Howard CLASKY for their excellence. The family will receive Friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, (4164 Sheppard Ave. E. just east of Kennedy Road) on Saturday, October 6, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Ogden Chapel on Sunday 12: 00 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be greatly appreciated.

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SPANGENBERGER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-05-28 published
FORGRAVE, Alice (née KOWULA)
Quietly and beautifully, with her family by her side, at McMaster Health Sciences, in Hamilton, Saturday, May 26, 2007. Alice FORGRAVE, formerly of Sauble Beach, in her 78th year. Predeceased by the love of her life, Bill FORGRAVE. Loving mother of Wendy SPANGENBERGER and partner Mike SHANANHAN of Ancaster, Craig FORGRAVE and his wife Jill of Victoria, British Columbia, and Nancy FORGRAVE of Toronto. Never to be forgotten by her three grandchildren; Jennifer and her partner Derek, Eric and his wife Tara, Jack and her two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Benjamin. Predeceased by her parents Sam and Dora KOWULA; sisters Mary, Francis, Anne and brothers Steve and John. Dear sister-in-law of Walter and Joyce FORGRAVE of Calgary and Bill HARGRAVE of Proton Station. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the staff in Emergency and Ward 4Z. Friends may visit in Hamilton at the Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave., E., Tuesday, May 29, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service to be held Wednesday May 30, 2007 at 11: 00 a.m. A second Memorial service will be held at the Downs and son Funeral Home, Hepworth, Thursday May 31, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment to follow at the Zion Cemetery. Messages of condolence for the family are welcome at www.downsandsonfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted in the Memorial Forest of the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation in memory of Alice by the Downs and son Funeral Home.

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SPANJER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-05 published
SPANJER, David Lucien (1922-2007)
After complications following hip surgery that was necessary after a fall during his most recent project. He leaves his wife of 53 years Ella, his daughters Linda and Hellen, his sons-in-law Steve WHITE/WHYTE and Paul HARVEY, and his grandchildren Christie, Loren, Jason, David, Bruce, and grand-dogs Spike and Sam.
Born within the sound of the Bow Bells of Saint Mary's, David enlisted in World War 2 at the tender age of 17. His wartime experiences and admiration for Winston Churchill would shape the rest of his life. His proficiency with motors and a lifelong love affair with cars led him to complete an engineering degree and even build his own car. With his wife Ella, David emigrated to Canada in 1956 and together they never looked back. As a professional engineer David's career spanned over 50 years with managing positions at Blaw Knox, Eimco, Canadian Car, and Massey Fergusson. Always preferring to control his own destiny, David built a successful consulting engineering practice. He was an inventor and entrepreneur with a boundless imagination and unprecedented work ethic amassing 13 patents in his name. He was in his element working on projects whether at the cottage, in his workshop, or surrounded by his family. One of his last projects was the 'CANABODE' a Canadian made pre-fabricated collapsible dwelling to aid victims of natural disasters. His unique sense of humour, inventiveness, and positive attitude will be greatly missed by Friends and family alike.
Thanks to the staff at Scarborough Grace Hospital (Intensive Care Unit and Palliative Care) for their kindness and compassion.
A memorial service will take place at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Saturday, December 8th at 1 p.m.
In David's memory, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation c/o Dr. Sandra BLACK, Director, Neurosciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, A421, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.

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SPARLING o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-31 published
CRAWFORD, Bryan (February 24, 1942-July 29, 2007)
After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, in his 66th year, at his home surrounded by his devoted family members on July 29, 2007. Beloved husband, friend and sole mate for over 42 years to his loving wife Lorna (SPARLING.) He will be dearly missed by his children, Mark (Heather) of Orangeville, Jennifer MOORE (Greg) of Orangeville and Ryan (Sabrina) of Maxwell. Fond memories of Grandpa will be forever cherished by grandchildren Tyler, Jenna, Jayson, Lauryn, Alison and Avery. Predeceased by his parents William and Virtue (WATCHORN) and sister Susan. Survived by siblings Ronald (Dorothy) of Huntsville, Arthur (Jackie) of Manitoulan Island, Douglas (Shirley) of Napanee and Sharon LESLIE (Jack) of Smith Falls. Bryan will be sadly missed by many relatives and close Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home and Chapel, 21 First Street, Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Dufferin 39 First St Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2E3. A tree will be planted in memory of Name in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 2: 30 p.m.
Without your smiles and laughter our lives will never be the same
(Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)

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SPARLING o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-06 published
DOUCET, Paul Michael
In Hamilton on Tueday, January 2, 2007, Paul Michael DOUCET in his 35th year. Beloved son of Anne McKENNA and Patrick SINDEN and Michael and Maraika DOUCET, all of London; grand_son of Margaret McKENNA of Summerside, Prince Edward Island; brother of Max and Reggie DOUCET, Sherri SPARLING, Herb, Jamie and Melanie SINDEN, all of London; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. Paul, an avid arbourist, will have a number of trees planted in his memory at various locations. A private service has been held. Memorial donations may be made to Lymphoma Foundation Canada, 16-1375 Southdown Road #236, Mississauga, Ontario L5J 2Z1 www.lymphoma.ca would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home).

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SPARLING o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-19 published
BROWN, Hunter
It is with deepest sorrow and grief that we announce Hunter's passing, on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Kitchener, at the age of 74. Beloved husband and best friend of Bev (née SPARLING) BROWN for 49 years. Proud and loving father of Sandra BROWN of Mississauga and Michael BROWN and his wife Beth of Waterloo. Dear Grampa to Lauren and Andrew and Ian. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Sadie (née HUNTER) BROWN. Hunter will also be sadly missed by his beloved and faithful granddog Patches, and grandcat Max. Hugh Hunter BROWN was born in Toronto in 1933, the son of Hugh and Sadie BROWN. He attended and graduated from Leaside High School, and then went on to attend Victoria College of the University of Toronto for Commerce and Finance. He met his wife Beverley, at Leaside United Church, playing badminton. After graduating University, he started what would be a lifelong career with the Bell Telephone Company of Canada. He married Beverley in 1958, and had two children, Michael and Sandra. The family lived in Toronto until 1973, when Hunter was transferred to Kitchener to fill a District Manager's position for Bell Canada. Hunter always strived to make his contributions to the communities he lived in. Over the years, he took leadership roles in the executive of the Rotary Club, the KWHSR, Bell Pioneers, and his churches. He always wanted to help out, whether it be canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, shoveling snow for an elderly neighbour, or helping someone in need as he always put others' needs ahead of his own. In their retirement, Hunter and Bev loved to travel to Barbados and Europe and spend their summers at the cottage, which was the centre of activity and such good times for family and Friends. Hunter loved being with his grandchildren he was involved with, and supported them in everything they did. Hunter was a dedicated and devoted family man. We loved him so very much and were so proud of him. We will dearly miss him. Hunter's family will receive relatives and Friends on Thursday, December 20th from 1-3: 30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral service 1 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007 in the chapel of the funeral home followed by a reception at the funeral home. Pastor James KOELLNER of Saint_Luke's Lutheran Church officiating. Prayers of committal will take place at Parkview Cemetery Chapel following the reception. Hunter loved flowers, or for those who wish to make a kind donation in Hunter's honour, they may make it to the Muskoka Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Bracebridge). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Hunter's memorial.

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SPARR o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-31 published
REID, David Ross
On Wednesday October 24, 2007 at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto at the age of 70. Dave of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Lynne. Loving father of Bernie of Wasaga Beach and his girlfriend Linda SPARR of Barrie. Dear grandpa of grandchildren Mitchell and Beverly and great-grandchildren Jayvon and Tayvion. He will be missed by all his family members. A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held at Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (E of Zoo Park) (705-429-8766) on Sunday November 18, 2007 at 2 o'clock. Reception to follow. Remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society for research funding would be appreciated by the family. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to: www.carruthersdavidson.com
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SPARROW o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-11-14 published
BROWNRIDGE, Jean Mary (née GARBUTT)
Peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville on Monday November 12, 2007 in her 83rd year. Loving mother of Jenny-May LOW/LOWE/LOUGH, Arlene MUCKART (Dave SPARROW), Dianne RICHARDSON (Barry) and David BROWNRIDGE (Edith.) Devoted grandmother of Janelle, Jo-Anne, Gary, Janis, Sherry, Ryan, Adrianne, Stephanie, Scott and Jeffrey and sixteen great-grand-children. Dear sister of Evelyn COLTON. Predeceased by her parents Levi and Beatrice, sisters Stella, Florence and Joan and her brothers Bruce, Norman and John and her son-in-law David LOW/LOWE/LOUGH. Survived by her former husband Joseph. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, Shelburne on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment to follow. If desired, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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SPARROW o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-09-06 published
FRANCIS, Marie (née TROUGHTON)
Passed away peacefully at Hanna Walker Place in Owen Sound on Tuesday, September 4th, 2007. The former Marie TROUGHTON was the beloved wife of the late Lorne FRANCIS (1971.) She was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Kate) TROUGHTON. Loving aunt of Frank and Norma SPARROW of Wasaga Beach and Harry and Dorothy TROUGHTON of Oakville. She will be fondly remembered by her great nieces and nephews: Jan RADBOURN (Rob,) Dave SPARROW (Arlene,) Brenda SULLY (Ross,) Arlene ATKINSON (Steve,) and Carol LA RUE (Paul) as well as by great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers: Wesley (Gertrude) and Howard (Luella) and a sister Irene SPARROW. Friends are invited to call at the Currie Funeral Home in Chatsworth on Friday, September 7th, 2007 for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service, which will be conducted in the chapel at 1 p.m. Pastor Howard RITTENHOUSE will officiate. Interment: Markdale Cemetery. As expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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SPARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-11 published
SPARROW, Doctor George Edmond " Ted," D.D.S.
Passed away suddenly at his residence, Elmvale on Tuesday, July 10, 2007. Doctor Ted SPARROW of Elmvale, In his 79th year. Beloved father of Christopher (Michelle) SPARROW of Toronto, Victoria (Clint) ELLERY of Port McNicoll and Suzanne (Marc) KOPYTO of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Norah, William, Gabriel, Ella, Felix and Charlotte. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, 15 Yonge St. S., Elmvale, Ontario after 11 a.m. Saturday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, July 14 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to lynnstone@sympatico.ca

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SPARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-01 published
REESOR, Mary " Mollie" (née WARBURTON,) R.N.
On Friday, August 31, 2007 at 83 years of age, Mollie, peacefully passed away. Best friend and beloved wife of the late Clayt REESOR. Loving Mom of seven children, Bob (Carol,) Beverley (Paul PARADIS,) Betteann (Brian), Bonnie (Frank PFENDT), Don (Lori), Ted (Sandy), and Barbra (Eric VENNE.) Proud Nana of Jen (Rob ANDRUS,) Tim (Janine), Heather, Jonathan, Jaclyn (Marco MERLIN), David, Robbie, Patty, Mollie, Hannah, Kris, Brianna, Shanna, James, Mitch, Emily, Kristen, and Lindsay. Great Nana to Matthew, Katelyn, and Scarlett. Mollie was the daughter of the late William and Olive WARBURTON, and sister to the late William Jr. (Dot), and the late Barbara (Bill OCKENDON,) and will be sadly missed by sisters Dorothy (Harold TROUGHTON,) and Norma (Frank SPARROW.) Auntie Mollie to many nieces and nephews and their families. Born in England, emigrated and raised in Oakville, Mom moved to Toronto and graduated from the Wellesley School of Nursing. She settled in Scarborough, and with Clayt nurtured their family. Mom nursed at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital from it's opening in 1967 to her retirement. Mollie will be more than missed by the many Friends she and Clayt had in Markham, the neighbours in Dorset Park, and the second family at the Pirate's Inn in Barbados. Hundreds of people sport her hand knitted mittens, socks, sweaters and cozy blankets. She spent her remaining years in Dundas The family would like to acknowledge her Friends at Creekside Drive and Dundas Retirement Place. Mollie is resting at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., (east of Kennedy Rd.). Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. A funeral service will be held in the Ogden Chapel on Tuesday at 1 o'clock. Reception to follow. Mom recognized and was grateful for the exceptional care provided at the Hamilton General Hospital, especially from Doctors ASSAM and M. SANG. Mom and her family received compassionate nursing care on Unit 8 South. As the recipient of the Wellesley School of Nursing Bedside Nursing Award 1946, she found this trait in her health care providers. We know that Mom would wish any donations to be made to either the Hospital for Sick Children, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Wellesley School of Nursing Alumni Association Bursary to promote this type of quality health care everywhere.

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SPARROW o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-07 published
WARNER, Mary Eleanor
On Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the Hanning House, Cambridge, Ontario. Beloved daughter of the late Hector A. WARNER and Annie WARNER. Predeceased by her dear sister Margaret Ruth SPARROW (Harold) of Cambridge. Dear aunt of Donald (Janice) SPARROW and the late David SPARROW (Gail.) Survived by great-nieces and nephews and one great-great niece. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Coutts' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge. Interment in Carlisle United Church Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff and management of the Hanning House for their devotion to the comfort and care of Mary over these last three years.

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SPAXMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
WILLIAMS, Gwendolyn " Jackie" (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital on January 5, 2007 in her 74th year. Daughter of the late Doris and Robert THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Loving mother of Linda REIVE (David) and Gordon WILLIAMS (Judy.) Devoted sister of Shirley SPAXMAN (Raymond.) Dear grandmother of Matthew, William and Gillian REIVE and Stephen, China and Tyson WILLIAMS. Great-grandmother of Chase. Niece of Erma CHAMBERLIN. Friends may call at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. W, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) on Tuesday, January 9 from 7-9 p.m. Service in the Bedford chapel on Wednesday, January 10 at 1 p.m. followed by a reception. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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