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STICKLEE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2007-07-26 published
LEMICK, Janet Elizabeth (née ROBERTSON)
Passed away peacefully on July 20, 2007 in her 63rd year. Loving mother of Christopher John LEMICK, daughter of Mary CROSS (Doug) of Barrie, sister of Patricia ROBERTSON (Randy MURPHY) of Calgary, Wendy TUNNARD (Ken) and Kelley DUNN all of Barrie. Also survived by nephews Robert CAMERON and David DUNN and nieces Julie CAMERON, Jessica POTTER and Leila DUNN. She was pre-deceased by her father Allan George ROBERTSON in 1995. Janet graduated from Oshawa General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1965 and nursed at several hospitals in Ontario specializing in Operating Room until she retired in 1998 from Grey Bruce R.H.C. due to poor health. Cremation. Janet's life will be celebrated in a service of remembrance on August 9, 2007 at 1: 00 p.m. at Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie, Ontario. Rev. Bruce STICKLEE officiating. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated.

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STIEF o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-13 published
McCARTHY, Sister Anne (formerly Mother Victoria)
Entered Eternal Life on January 11, 2007 in Chatham, Ontario. She was born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania in 1917, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (McGRATH) McCARTHY. She entered the Ursuline Religious of the Diocese of London in 1946. During those years, she served as a teacher and dean of students at Brescia University College, London from 1954 to 1960. She was appointed local leader at Brescia from 1960 to 1966. She was Directress of Novices from 1966 to 1968 and then appointed as local leader at Glengarda, Windsor. In 1974, she lived at the House of Prayer in Tilbury and served on General Leadership until 1981. She did retreat and spiritual direction work in Windsor and Chatham and served as local leader at "The Pines". She is survived by her sister Joan and Bill STIEF of Maryland and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Mary LYNCH and brother Thomas. Relatives and Friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community at a prayer service to be held on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 7: 00 p.m., in the Kiva at Villa Angela, 20 Merici Way, Chatham. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, January 15 at 10: 00 a.m. in the Kiva at Villa Angela, 20 Merici Way, Chatham. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sister Anne may be made to "Chatham Ursuline Charities", to Brescia Foundation or to the charity of your choice. The Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S., Chatham is in charge of arrangements.

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STILES o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-08 published
LANGDON, Gerald
By Ted LANGDON and Lynda LANGDON, Page A16
Author, polio survivor, entrepreneur, volunteer.
Born April 5, 1909, in Brighton, Ontario. Died August 2, 2006, of old age, aged 97.
At the age of 96, Gerald published his first book. Titled As I Recall, the book is a collection of Gerald's memories of growing up and living in the small eastern Ontario town of Brighton.
Born the sixth child in a family of nine, Gerald was given daily chores, ranging from gardening to tending the animals to churning butter and cranking the washer to tapping the trees for maple syrup. He became an expert on apples through growing and picking them; in his book, he lists 21 varieties that grew on the family orchards. Gerald loved to tell the story of all nine children having their tonsils and adenoids out on the kitchen table, noting that it took a full day for a specialist from Toronto as well as the local doctor and nurse to do the job.
By age 12, Gerald was known throughout the town as a visitor. He regularly visited family and Friends, and would stop anyone anywhere for a conversation. This became a lifelong trait. We can still picture him at the Crystal Garden in Victoria, British Columbia, aged 70, proudly turning to anyone within earshot and announcing, "I'm Gerald Langdon, from Brighton, Ontario, Canada!"
Although polio at the age of 2 permanently affected the mobility of his right arm, Gerald, who was turned down for the war because of this disability, laboured at various jobs in the Brighton/Trenton area: farming, picking and canning tomatoes, the Canadian National railway and in a manufacturing plant.
In 1945, he married Marjorie STILES of Toronto and, tired of working for other people "for peanuts," Gerald bought a local general store and gas bar on Hwy. 2, which he proudly and promptly named "Langdon's." He ran the store until his retirement in 1973, living in the attached house with Marge and their three children. In later years, Gerald had difficulty with the notion of dropping a loonie into a machine to buy a pop, recalling that he used to sell pop for 5 cents a bottle. He often reminisced about the night in the 1940s when the circus stopped at the store: He and Marge woke up the children to help feed the elephants, quickly converting a large washtub into a watering dish.
As a retiree, Gerald could not sit still. He worked part-time at a car dealership, helped run the bridge club at the drop-in centre, was head greenskeeper for the lawn bowling club, and assisted with the restoration of the historic Proctor House Museum. He is famous locally for his appearance in the annual Applefest parades, dressed as John A. McDonald, Prince Charles and Pierre Trudeau. A lifelong Liberal, Gerald enjoyed political debate and was up-to-date on the political scene right until his death.
For the last seven years, Gerald lived at the Warkworth Community Nursing Home. He routinely played bridge and acted as an advocate for patients who could not speak up for themselves. He developed close relationships with several staff members and will be greatly missed by them.
Gerald would have been delighted with the turnout at his funeral on August 8, 2006, and the kind words of so many Friends, relatives and neighbours. The longevity gene seems to run in the family: his 98- and 90-year-old brothers, and 95-year-old sister sat in the front row of the Trinity St. Andrews church in Brighton. The highest tribute came from a friend who wrote: "Gerald was an inspiration, a triumph of spirit over circumstances. We all were the better for having known him. May we all develop the strength of character to rise above life's challenges as he did."
Ted is Gerald's oldest son; Lynda LANGDON, his daughter-in-law.

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STILLER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-10 published
PEARCE, Ida Florence (née WAKELIN)
On Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 97. Ida (née WAKELIN,) formerly of Old Portsmouth, England, fond sister to Dol, Nell and Arthur (all deceased). Ida is lovingly remembered by her children Shirley, Juliet, Charles, Isabel, Jason and Richard, as well as her sons and daughters-in-law: Andrew BOROWIEC, Trish PEARCE, Clive CARR, Pip PEARCE and Susan PEARCE. Proud grandmother of Sebastian, Jasper, Yolanda, Jessica, Nicola, Harry, John, Clive, Jessica, Annabel and Nicholas and great-grandmother of Sam, Max, India, Sebastian, Iona, Tallulah, Jemima, Willow, Athena and Samuel. Daughter of Mignon and Charles WAKELIN, survivor of both World Wars and the London Blitz, Ida was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The family of Ida PEARCE will receive Friends at the Wagg Funeral Home, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel" 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, January 12th from 2-4 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life will be held at the Anglican Church of the Ascension, 266 North Street in Port Perry on Saturday, January 13th at 3 p.m. with Reverend Brent STILLER officiating. In lieu of flowers you may send contributions by cheque to the family for a memorial tree/garden for Ida through the Wagg Funeral Home, or please plant a bush, tree or flowers at your home, so that memories of Ida will continue to brighten our lives. On-line condolences may be left at www.waggfuneralhome.com

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STILMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-07 published
DUNSKY, Menachem
With sadness we announce the death of Menachem DUNSKY, who passed on September 4th, 2007; a wonderful father and grandfather, pugnacious and pioneering political strategist, accomplished painter, avid skier, Chinese chef, and contributor to the Montreal Jewish Community. He considered his greatest accomplishment the raising of his three sons, in partnership with his former wife Liliane. Menachem's wit, spirit, and family devotion will be remembered by his children Ron, Ilan and Dan; sister Zipporah; grandchildren Ben, David, Gillian, Sarah and Rebecca' daughters-in-law Nancy, Isabelle and Carolyn; nieces Noni, Daphna and Elana; Harry STILMAN, and many other family members. Menachem was born July 5, 1930 in Montreal, son of Shimshon and Esther (née STILMAN) DUNSKY. He attended the Jewish Folks' Schule, which his father helped to found. After obtaining a B.A. at Concordia, he pursued graduate studies in New York at New York University and the Parson's School of Design. In 1960 he founded Dunsky Advertising, a force in Canadian political advertising and public relations. For two decades it was the agency of record for the New Democratic Party of Canada. He was often quoted on political, media and Jewish issues, and was a founding member of the Trans-Canada Advertising Network and chairman of the Sadie Bronfman Center. In retirement, he lived on Lac-des-Chats, St. Sauveur, where he painted pictures inspired by the Old Testament, which were publicly exhibited in Montreal. Funeral service at Paperman and Sons, 3888 Jean Talon W., on Friday September 7 at 1 p.m. Burial at the Farband Labour Zionist Association Section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva immediately following at 870 Hartland, Montreal. Donations may be made to the Shimshon and Esther Dunsky Scholarship Fund at the Jewish People's and Peretz Schools. Tel. 514-731-3843.

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STIMAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-10-10 published
London man dies in fiery crash
The identity of the victim in the fatality near Lucan has not been released.
By Joe BELANGER, Sun Media, Wed., October 10, 2007
Fatal: Doug GRAHAM, media officer with Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police, examines the burnt wreckage of a pickup truck at the scene of a collision that happened at 11 a.m. yesterday on Highway 4, just north of the Clandeboyne curve. The driver, and sole occupant of the pickup, which witnesses: say swerved into the path of an oncoming cement truck, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Susan BRADNAM Sun Media)
A head-on crash near Lucan between a pickup truck and a cement truck early yesterday killed a London man when the pickup exploded in flames.
The crash followed a deadly long weekend on Southwestern Ontario roads, with three people killed and another left fighting for life in hospital.
witnesses: to yesterday's crash along Highway 4, and its aftermath, painted a picture of sudden horror.
"There was lots of fire," said Londoner Gavin DOUCHERTY, who passed by the scene moments after the crash.
"There were (vehicle) parts everywhere along the road. They were trying to put the fire out with small extinguishers," he said.
An unidentified driver of a second pickup truck said he was following the cement truck shortly before 11 a.m.
"There was a huge burst of dust and a loud bang. I saw a pickup sliding across the road and then the cement truck rolled to a stop ahead of me," said the unidentified man.
The victim -- a man in his 20s, whom police hadn't publicly identified died instantly, Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police said. [The victim was subsequently identified as Ivan STIMAC.]
The cement truck driver, John DICKSON/DIXON, 42, wasn't hurt.
The crash occurred about eight kilometres north of Lucan and Mooresville Drive.
The northbound pickup crossed the centre line and collided with the southbound cement truck, Ontario Provincial Police said.
The impact appeared to have happened unexpectedly at full speed, with no tell-tale skid marks suggesting braking by either truck.
A kilometre-long stretch of highway was closed for hours as police investigated and road workers cleaned up.
The unidentified man from the second pickup said he went to check on the cement truck driver after the crash.
"I could tell (the pickup driver) was gone, so I went over to the cement truck and helped (the driver) get his door open and helped him from the cab. He was okay."
About 100 metres of highway was littered with debris from both trucks, a large tire from the cement truck thrown into a field 20 metres away.
The pickup, almost unrecognizable, was charred and torn, and the road badly scarred.
The Lucan-Biddulph fire department put out the blaze.
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old Bayham Township man was fighting for his life in hospital yesterday after the pickup he had been driving went out of control and rolled before hitting a tree Monday night.
The name of the victim, thrown from the pickup, wasn't released.
Elgin Ontario Provincial Police said the crash occurred about 11: 40 p.m. near the intersection of Talbot Line (Hwy. 3) and Hacienda Road in Malahide Township.
Police said it appeared the truck hit two road signs before rolling and hitting the tree.
Malahide Fire Department and Elgin-Saint Thomas Emergency Medical Services raced to the scene and found the driver, suffering "severe" trauma.
Taken to Saint Thomas airport, he was flown to London Health Sciences Centre where he was in critical condition.
Earlier Monday, a Sarnia man was killed after he lost control of his car and was ejected from the vehicle.
Phillip KREMER, 30, of Sarnia, was driving north on Brigden Side Road near Confederation Line about 6 p.m. when his car went into one ditch, crossed the road and ended up in another ditch. Kremer was pronounced dead at the scene.
Huron Ontario Provincial Police said a 19-year-old woman was killed at 3: 30 p.m. Monday when her car rolled on Goshen Line in South Huron.
Jolene UNWIN, of South Huron, was thrown from the car and killed.
In another crash, Friday at 6 p.m., an 81-year-old man died from a medical condition after a two-car crash on Goderich Street in West Huron.
Deborah DILLON of Huron East is charged with failing to yield from a private driveway.

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STIMAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-10-11 published
Crash victim identified
By Free Press Staff, Thurs., October 11, 2007
The identity of a London man who died in a fiery collision was released by police yesterday.
Ivan STIMAC, 25, was driving a pickup on Richmond Street near Mt. Carmel Drive when it collided with a cement truck at about 11 a.m., Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police said. The pickup truck caught fire. STIMAC was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the cement truck, a 42-year-old Parkhill man, [previously identified as John DICKSON/DIXON] was not injured. Police said charges are not expected.

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STIMAC o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-10-21 published
STIMAC looked for good in everyone
By Daniela SIMUNAC, Sun Media, Sun., October 21, 2007
"Trust me."
Those were the words often spoken by Ivan (Ivica) STIMAC when he gave family or Friends a little advice or before he got himself into a little mischief.
They're the words by which those Friends and family will remember the London man who valued trust and could be trusted to offer others his guidance.
The 25-year-old was killed instantly October 9 after his pickup truck hit a cement truck and burst into flames.
STIMAC was driving along Highway 4 in Lucan just before 11 a.m. when his pickup crossed the centre line of the road and collided head-on with the oncoming cement truck.
Neither vehicle seemed to brake, police said, noting no skidmarks were left behind.
Police said they don't know what caused STIMAC's truck to switch lanes.
"It might be one of those things where we may never know what was the reason," said Ontario Provincial Police Const. Christina HUNTER.
And no one knows where STIMAC was heading, said his cousin, Ivan LULIC.
"It's horrible living and not knowing what happened," said LULIC, 21, of Mississauga.
LULIC always looked forward to visiting his cousin in London. Whether it was to celebrate a holiday or just chat over coffee, "there was never a dull moment with Ivica," he said.
STIMAC was always looking for the good in everyone, always searching for another trustworthy pal, his cousin said.
And LULIC trusted him with his secrets and could count on him for advice.
"He was kind of like a bigger brother to me."
After working as a pharmaceutical technician and construction worker in London, STIMAC wanted to continue his education and eventually become a paramedic.
That was just like STIMAC -- always wanting to help others, LULIC said.
He is survived by his parents, Mile and Katica STIMAC, sister Tina PRGESA, brother-in-law Dragan PRGESA and three nieces and nephews.

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STIMPSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-08 published
SPRING, Allan
On Friday December 7, 2007 in Florida. Allan SPRING beloved husband of Frances. Loving and beloved father of Bobby of Vancouver, Elise, and Lori of Toronto, and Honey of Florida. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Nat and Merle. Devoted grandfather of Sarah, and Mose. Loving cousin of Herb and Ruth TOBIS, Pauline WALSH, and Fern STIMPSON. Services will be held at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West (3 lights west of Dufferin). Please call (416) 663-9060 on Sunday after 9: 30 a.m. for service information or visit
www.benjamins.ca
Interment, Adath Israel Synagogue Section of Pardes Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Allan Spring Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2C3 (416) 780-0324, www.benjamins.ca

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STINSON o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.collingwood.the_connection 2007-11-09 published
Former owner of theatre dies at 72
The funeral for Robert STINSON, one of the area's movie pioneers, was held last week.
Mr. STINSON, a 72-year-old Egbert resident, died at home on October 22. He was best known as owner of Stinson Theatres Ltd.
Mr. STINSON purchased his first theatre in 1961, the Owen Sound Drive-In.
From there he bought the Chatham Cinema Six, the Orillia Cinema Four, the Barrie Triple Drive-In, the Huntsville Capital Theatre, the Timmins Cinema Six, and Imperial Cinemas. He also owned the Collingwood Cinema Four and the Orillia Cinema Four before they were closed.
Mr. STINSON's sons will take over the operation of the company.
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STINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-05-28 published
KENNEDY, M. Joyce (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART)
Of London, formerly of Ingersoll in her 80th year after a courageous battle surrounded by family at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Intensive Care Unit on Friday May 25, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Doctor C.J. "Chuck" KENNEDY (1976.) Dear mother of Judd and Marlene KENNEDY of London, and Patricia and Douglas DUNCAN of Stirling. Loving Grandmother of Billy and April KENNEDY, Lissa and Chip STINSON, and Leeann and Grace DUNCAN. Great-grandmother of Wyatt KENNEDY and Joe and Lilly STINSON. Dear sister of Anne GRAHAM (Bob) of Toronto and the late Don STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Calgary. Loving aunt of John (Cindy) GRAHAM, Bob (Ruth) GRAHAM, Duncan (Heather) GRAHAM, Peter (Sandra) STEWARD/STEWART/STUART and Heather (Howard) CALVERT. Friends will be recieved by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday May 28th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home 60 Ridout Street South, London. The Funeral Service will be held at Saint Anne's Anglican Church (Byron) 1344 Commissioners Road West on Tuesday May 29th at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment in Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Baseline Road East, London, University Hospital Intensive care Unit, and Saint Anne's Anglican Church 1344 Commissioners Road West, N6K 1E1. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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STINSON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-19 published
STINSON, Frederick Coles, Q.C. (December 28, 1922-June 17, 2007)
Loved husband of Anne, father of Kathy MORRISON (Jim BARNSLEY,) George (d. 1976) and David (Diana), grandfather of Jennifer and Geoffrey MORRISON and Kate and James STINSON, brother of Doctor David STINSON and Mary WATT. Sailor, lawyer, politician and volunteer. Fred served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 and was a Life Member of the R.C.Y.C. He was educated at U.T.S., Trinity College at U. of T. and Osgoode Hall. He was a School Trustee and Chairman of the North York Board of Education, and Member of Parliament for York Centre. He also served in leadership positions with a wide range of organizations, including the Canadian Overseas Volunteers (precursor of Canadian University Services Organization), the Canadian Institute for Public Affairs (now the Couchiching Institute), the African Students Foundation, the Overseas Book Centre, Toronto Brigantine, the Naval Officers Association of Canada, Pueblito Canada, and the Churchill Society. The family expresses its thanks to the staff at Belmont House and Donway Place and to Robert JAEGGIN for their care for Fred over the past decade. Friends are invited to meet with the family and one another at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20th. A service will be held in Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West (one block west of Spadina), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 21st with a reception to follow. Cremation and private interment in Innisfil, Ontario at a later date. In memory of Fred, please consider a donation to Pueblito Canada, 403-720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, M5S 2T9, or www.pueblito.org. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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STIPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-29 published
REDMOND, Wendie Elizabeth (née PARTINTON)
Of Saint Thomas, on Thursday, September 27th, 2007, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Henry Charles "Bud" REDMOND and mother of the late Stephen Charles REDMOND (1983). Wendie was born in Hamilton on April 7th, 1941, the daughter of the late Rilla STIPE and Norman PARTINTON. She was the adopted daughter of Doctor J.K. McGREGOR and Trudy and T.J. BELL. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hamilton. Visitation Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation Tools for Treatments for Cancer or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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STIPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-06 published
REDMOND, Wendie Elizabeth
Daughter, wife, mother, human rights activist, mentor. Born April 7, 1941, in Hamilton. Died September 27 in Saint Thomas, Ontario, of cancer, aged 66.
By Holly KRAMER, Page L6
Wendie was born to Rilla STIPE and Norman PARTINGTON. But her parents separated before she was born, and she was adopted at birth by Doctor J.K. McGREGOR and his wife, Trudy.
After Doctor McGREGOR's sudden death, when Wendie was still too young to understand adoption, Trudy remarried and Wendie was adopted a second time, by Trudy's new husband, T.J. BELL.
Wendie BELL graduated from Havergal College in Toronto. Her manner, cadence and command of language bespoke her private-school upbringing, but Wendie also had the "common touch." She commanded respect in a not-so-common way - by showing it - particularly during the many committee hearings of the Ontario legislature in which she spoke eloquently in support of what she considered the inalienable human rights of the adopted.
Wendie didn't suffer fools gladly ("Let's be kind, he's stupid," she'd say of opponents in private). She could curse in the nicest possible way, sparingly and only when appropriate, and was intolerant only of intolerance. And dirt.
It may have been the stigma attached to so-called "illegitimacy" and adoption for her generation that made her the housekeeper she was - no speck of dust was safe from her - but it was surely this experience that made her a pioneer in Canada's adoption-disclosure reform movement.
Wendie helped thousands of adult adoptees discover their roots following her own successful search and reunion. Her book, Once Removed: Voices from Inside the Adoption Triangle, is still on recommended-reading lists 25 years after its publication.
As founder and co-founder of several chapters of the national non-profit organization Parent Finders, and later, Adoption Roots and Rights, Wendie left an indelible influence on many lives.
Many of us hold dear our memories of sitting at her kitchen table enjoying her offerings of homemade "sun tea" and delicious food.
Wendie had a quick, biting wit, and found humour in the most unlikely places. Her stories usually ended with her trademark phrase: "… right, Buddy?" Wendie and her sweetheart, Henry (Bud) REDMOND had a rich, loving relationship. Sadly, their only child, Stephen, died accidentally in 1983.
Just days before her death, Ontario's new disclosure law, for which she fought so long, came into force, and a mere 48 hours later was overruled by the Ontario Superior Court.
But as Wendie so often reminded us, "adoptees are no strangers to loss."
Holly KRAMER is Wendie's friend.

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STIRRETT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-26 published
FREEMAN- ATTWOOD, Carol (née RENISON)
Peacefully at North York General Hospital on Tuesday, September 25, 2007. Beloved wife of Edward C. FREEMAN- ATTWOOD. Loving mother of Russell and Nicola HAZARD. Nancy and Andrew TRIMBLE, and Samantha and Bruce BURKA. Daughter of the late George E. RENISON and Nancy E. RENISON (STIRRETT.) Granddaughter of the Right Reverend Robert John RENISON and Elizabeth RENISON and niece of Joan RENISON. Sister of Katharine RENISON (Charles KOSA) and Michael RENISON (Judy ARNOLD.) Much loved by her grand_son Simon TRIMBLE and her niece Sarah KOSA and nephews James KOSA (Cindy KOSA,) Patrick KOSA and Noah RENISON. Cousin of Bob and Eleanor RENISON.
Carol, born in Toronto, graduated from Havergal College and Trinity College. She had a successful career as a biographer and writer in Toronto and Vancouver. She was an artist in every sense of the word.
Private burial. Service of remembrance and celebration will be held on Friday, September 29, 2007 at 2 p.m. at The Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E., Toronto.
In Carol's memory, donations to North York General Hospital - Freeman Palliative Care Center would be appreciated.

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STIRTZINGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-26 published
JUNYK, Nicholas
Passed away peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer on December 21, 2007. Nicholas, in his 76th year, was the beloved husband of Helen for 46 years. Cherished father of Natalka SHARMAN (Todd) and Ihor (Kristin CASADY.) Loving grandfather to Bozhena and Nadia. Dear brother of Bohdan. Son-in-law of Valentina JAWORSKY and brother-in-law of Tanya STIRTZINGER (David.) Nicholas will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends, particularly his niece and nephews. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele), Thursday from 5-8 p.m. with Panachyda at 7: 00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2007 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (Queen Street at Bellwoods Avenue), at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Cemetery (Oakville). In lieu of flowers, donations to Plast Fund 101 or Toronto Rehabilitation Centre would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at
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STITT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-09-23 published
BARR was the first lifeguard at Grand Bend beach
By Lynda HILLMAN- RAPLEY, Sun Media, Sun., September 23, 2007
When Les BARR and his University of Western Ontario buddy decided Grand Bend beach needed lifeguards, they went to village council and pitched the idea.
They were given the okay as long as they built their own lifeguard stand. So they did.
And in 1946, 26-year-old BARR, whose family lived in London but vacationed in Grand Bend, was hired, along with friend David STITT, to be a lifeguard for the summer.
The Bend's first-ever lifeguard, later in life known as the Mayor of Alberta Street, BARR died recently at age 88.
BARR, who also once worked at the Lakeview Casino, studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. He later married and had two children, Leigh and Laurie.
BARR often spoke of his Second World War buddies, Gordon ROACH and Daniel COLLINS. Friends since their teens, they enlisted, BARR said, 'cause it was the thing to do."
BARR was injured in the war -- defending a young woman in a bar brawl.
In later years, BARR worked at General Electric, where he once escorted singer Robert Goulet and actor Kate Mitchell on a cross-Canada promotion for the company.
He left General Electric in 1961 and bought an appliance store that grew to two stores and was later sold to the Patton brothers of London.
In the early 1950s, BARR built a cottage on two lots on Alberta Street in Grand Bend, hence the mayor monicker.
He retired from MF Arnsby Property management at age 65. He loved to swim, dance to big band music and was often seen cruising the Bend strip, checking out what was happening.

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STITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-05 published
STITT, Eric Geddes
Eric died in Burlington, his home for 55 years, on Saturday, June 30, 2007, after a good, long life. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario on April 6, 1917 to Mary (née GEDDES) and Alexander STITT and had two sisters, Mary GRAHAM and Holly MAW, both of whom predeceased him. He attended Central, Westdale, Trinity College and New York University. He volunteered to go overseas in 1941 and served in the 2nd Survey Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery until the end of the war. Shortly after the war he met Jean REA and they were married in 1948. Over the next eleven years they had five sons and gave up trying to have a girl. For almost all his working life Eric worked as the Purchasing Agent for Comstock. He was an avid tennis player, gardener and golfer for many years of his life and played his last game of golf just last fall. He will be missed by his sons and daughters-in-law: Nick and Susan, Brad and Jeanne, Dan and Sue, Joel and Christine, Karin: as well as his grandchildren: Adriana, Colin, Alexandra, Nichole, Melissa, Justin and Eric and his 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Jean in 1997 and his son Alex in 1987. Cremation has taken place. A private funeral service will be held later in St. Luke's Church, Burlington, followed by interment at Hamilton Cemetery.

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STIVER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-13 published
Hunting camp blaze leaves three dead
By Sun Media News Services, Mon., August 13, 2007
Haliburton -- Three Minden men are dead following a fire that destroyed a remote hunting camp.
Ontario Provincial Police and more than 20 volunteer firefighters rode all-terrain vehicles through a rough and rocky trail Saturday to reach the camp near Haliburton, about 200 kilometres northeast of Toronto.
"There was virtually (no fire) to knock down by the time we got there," said Capt. Dan STIVER of Algonquin Fire Services.
The fire was reported after three other people escaped.
The blaze broke out about 5 a.m. Saturday at the camp on Third Lake near Stanhope Township, about 200 kilometres northeast of Toronto.
The blaze is being investigated by the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office.
Minden's fire Chief Doug SCHELL said he knew the men pretty well and it has hit the "community pretty hard."
One of the victims, said SCHELL, was Jerry COOPER -- a barber who worked on the Main Street in Minden and had just recently retired -- while another worked for the township.
"We were called out and helped Algonquin Highland fire department and provided them with an all-terrain vehicle to get in to the camp," SCHELL said.
Shaun CHAMBERLIN, owner of the Grill on the Gull restaurant, said "it has been a terrible tragedy for the whole community up here."
"Most of us own hunt camps and it really hits home," CHAMBERLIN said.
Autopsies will be conducted today.

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