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WAKEFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-01-12 published
WAKEFIELD, Bob (March 3rd, 1914-January 10th, 2007)
Died peacefully at the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital in Cowansville, Quebec. Loved by his wife Lucille, children Allan (Sue), Charles (Donna), Sally, Jim (Alice), Debbie (John), Terry (Sandra), Tom (Rosalind), Lucy, and Marie; grandchildren Patrick, Natasha (Bret), Kimberley (Scott), Mark (Josée-Anne), Annie, Jamie, Michaella, Sigrid, Devon, Jesse, Michael, Courtney, Jessica, and Brett and great-grandchildren Shaun, Taylor, Camryn, Grace, Isabel, and Gavin. The family will be receiving at the Auberge West Brome on Sunday, January 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private family burial at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital Foundation (http://fondationbmp.ca/docs/give_en.htm#general). Many thanks to Doctor E. Racine and the nursing staff on the Medical Team at Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital for their compassionate care.

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WAKEFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-13 published
HARRIS, Eugenia Jennifer (née BARTMAN)
(June 8, 1921-October 10, 2007)
Jennifer HARRIS was a petite dynamo with a heart of gold. She had wide turquoise eyes and wore a winning smile under a crown of brilliant red hair. Never meek, she was a strong business woman, loving wife and devoted family matriarch. Born in 1921 to Sam and Anna BARTMAN, Ukrainian immigrants, Jenny grew up during the Great Depression with her 10 siblings on a farm outside Vegreville, Alberta. Under these conditions, she developed an independent character, a strong work ethic, a wealth of common sense and a belief in the importance of family. She maintained a youthful appearance and indomitable spirit throughout her life, advocating a healthy lifestyle and the power of positive thinking. After attending business school, Jenny met and married Perry HARRIS in Vancouver in 1946. They moved to Etobicoke in 1959 with their sons, Robert (Bob) and Al. In 1980, Perry and Jennifer bought Select Brushes, where they worked together, alongside their son Al. Following Perry's death in 1994, Jennifer continued to go to work every day until her early 80's. Upon recently learning that she had pancreatic cancer, Jenny declared that she had been blessed with a long, wonderful life. She was determined to have one last Thanksgiving dinner with her family and Friends, and having given thanks, she died peacefully at home two days later on October 10, 2007. By her side were her loving children Bob and Al, their wives Mary and Heather, and her beloved grandchildren Erin and Mark HARRIS and Alastair TIVY- HARRIS. She was the best Mother, Mother-in-law and Nana one could have, embracing these roles with characteristic energy and love. She also leaves to miss her, her brother-in-law Peter HARRIS, his wife Vivian, and their children Carolyn and Douglas, and her sisters Emily, Rose, Nancy, Olive and their families. She was predeceased by her siblings Minnie, Mary, Sophie, Walter, Michael and Eugene. The family wishes to thank Vivian HARRIS and Jenny's close Friends who lovingly cared for her during her illness: Diane and Peter WAKEFIELD, Patience and Mac ROURKE, and, especially Betty MILNE. Heartfelt thanks as well to Doctor Vincent MAIDA for exceptional palliative care and support for Jenny's wish to take this journey with minimal medical intervention and to die with peace and dignity in her own home. Private burial has taken place. A memorial service to honour and celebrate Jenny's life will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, October 21 at Ward Funeral Chapel, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville. If desired, contributions in memory of Jenny's life may be made to The Ride to Conquer Cancer: www.conquercancer.ca., Robert HARRIS, participant. Jennifer believed strongly in taking responsibility for one's life choices. An avid bridge player, she lived by the motto 'In the game of life, play the best hand you can, with the cards you've been dealt.' She remains an inspiration to us all.

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WAKEFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
MacDONALD, John Alexander
Peacefully, on December 11, 2007 at Veterans"Wing, K1C, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (WAKEFIELD,) John will be sadly missed by his three children, Margaret CASEY and her husband John of Toronto and Baysville, Janet BOWLER and her husband Alan of Ancaster, and John MacDONALD and his wife Kathleen of Toronto. Loving Bop of Blair, Grant, Ross and Alec; Matthew and Andrew; Siobhan and Brendan; and great-grandfather of Caoilinn (deceased), Evan and Fianna. Predeceased by his three sisters, Norah WICKS, Mary MacDONALD and Peg McEWEN, all of Winnipeg. John was born February 4, 1916 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and grew up in Brandon and Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from Queen's University in 1938 and started his career with the Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company. John retired from Manulife in 1979 as a Financial Vice President. He enjoyed his summers at the cottage on Lake of Bays and was an Honourary Member of Don Mills Kiwanis-Golden K. John served as an Artillery Officer with the Royal Canadian Army in World War 2 and saw action in the European Theatre. The family wish to thank the staff of K1C for the loving care, respect and support they provided Dad for the many years he lived in K Wing. Also a very special heartfelt thanks to Irene Willmott for her companionship to Dad and her endearing sense of humour. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13th. Celebration of Dad's Life will take place at 11: 30 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2007 in Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road (at McRae Drive), Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Daily Bread Food Bank, 530 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto M5V 1A5, or the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 81, Baysville P0B 1A0. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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WAKELIN 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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WAKULAT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-12-13 published
SHAROUN, Hilda Emma (née WAKULAT)
Sadly on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in her 89th year after a lengthy battle with cancer, Hilda died peacefully at the Baycrest Palliative Care Unit.
Loving mother of John and his wife Gail, proud grandmother of Adriana SHAROUN, and Cassandra, Alexandra and William KAVLUK, dear aunt to John WAKULAT and his wife Grace, and great aunt to Robert and Tania WAKULAT. Hilda is survived by her younger sister Else, nephews Rolf, Gerhard, Reiner and nieces Ingrid and Lily along with many younger generations of family in Germany. Hilda immigrated to Canada by herself in the early 50's to seek a new life and some years later sponsored her nephew John to join her in her new country. In the meantime she married Joseph SHAROUN, had a son John, and played a significant role in establishing a successful family business in Downtown Toronto. Predeceased by husband Joseph in the mid 60's, life was not always easy as she successfully ran the business and brought up a young not always cooperative teenager.
Then as she battled her cancer she taught us all tremendous courage, perseverance, a stubborn desire to succeed, and a will to fight and overcome adversity with great dignity that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
Special thanks to Doctor Sandy BUCHMAN who provided compassionate care and advice throughout and to the nursing staff at Baycrest 6 West, an exceptional group of wonderful people, who were of great comfort to Mother and the family.
A private family funeral service will be held with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 416-767-3153.

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