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WERELEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-19 published
WERELEY, Janet Adele (née CHALMERS)
Figure-skating fan, friend, teacher, mother. Born October 25, 1956, in Montreal. Died March 8 in Brockville, Ontario, of breast cancer, aged 50
By Jennifer CHALMERS
Janet lived her life as Mary Poppins did: by taking a spoonful of sugar with her medicine. Three things got Janet through her illness: shopping, food and figure skating.
Janet was born and raised in Montreal, where the Chalmers family was known for its "J" names: parents Jessie and James, brothers Jeffrey and Jamie, myself, Jennifer, and Joey the cat.
Janet excelled in music; she played the piano and the trumpet, and sang in choirs. She canoed with the Girl Guides on the Saskatchewan River, and was a leader on trips to Bermuda and Sydney. She went to Austria with the choir and did the Sound of Music Tour - Janet had a thing for Julie Andrews.
Summers were spent in Maine, a hot spot for Quebeckers. The Maine-New Hampshire outlet-store corridor was Janet's prime shopping area.
She attended Queen's University, where she graduated with a bachelor of music and education. Janet taught music to elementary students and got her first job in Brockville; she spent the next 23 years in the classroom. She married, had two sons and settled into small-town living. Janet returned to Montreal to shop and buy local delicacies.
Her biggest passion was figure skating. Janet was a figure skater, but most enjoyed being a spectator. My sister and I had a figure-skating relationship, and would always talk first about the skating.
After Janet's diagnosis in 2002, we both knew that no treatments would spare her; Janet was going to make the best of the time she had left.
We attended Skate Canada in Victoria, despite her failing health. We talked during those days in the arena: of her illness, her sons, and all the worries that go with the end of one's life. She enjoyed every minute of the event.
In January, Janet went to the Canadian Championships in Halifax. Two weeks later, she entered the hospital for the last time. I (along with others) spent the last 10 days of my sister's life at her bedside, talking of skating, my new kitchen, the weather and watching the sun rise on the St. Lawrence.
Janet had a surprise call in those last days: Don Jackson, the 1962 world figure-skating champion. Janet was sedated, but opened her eyes when he spoke. I was touched by his speaking by cellphone to a dying woman he had never met. Janet's "getaway Friends" also paid her a visit that same day. My sister's life was filled with Friendship.
Janet had a tortured soul that only few knew. It was wonderful for those closest to her to see that soul released during her last days; from a place of prayer and peace, a new soul was born that could soar freely without suffering.
Jennifer CHALMERS is Janet's sister.

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WERNBO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-15 published
HENDERSON, Ruth (née LLOYD)
We regret to announce the death of Mrs. J. Ruth Lloyd HENDERSON, beloved widow of the late William E. HENDERSON, well known teacher at Saltus Grammar School Bermuda and organist at the Bermuda Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity; of South Court Ave. Paget, Bermuda in her 55th year. A Requiem Mass celebrating her life was held on Tuesday September 11, 2007 at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity at 11: 00 a.m. A Private Interment followed in Wesley Methodist Cemetery, Pembroke. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to the Bermuda Cathedral Organ Fund at P.O. Box HM 239, Hamilton, Bermuda HM AX. She is survived by her mother Jean LLOYD (Late Frederic LLOYD) of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada; children Stephanie Henderson WERNBO (Johan,) Graeme HENDERSON (Julia), Mark HENDERSON and Gillian HENDERSON mother-in-law Mary "Polly" HENDERSON in Bermuda; brothers Stephen LLOYD (Pam,) Paul LLOYD (Kim) and Mark LLOYD (Janet;) the Lloyd and Cummings families in Canada.

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WERNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-03 published
JOHNSTON, Kenneth " Speed" Clarence
Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer Mr. Kenneth (Speed) Clarence JOHNSTON of Blyth in his 73rd year. He is survived by his wife Thelma and by his family Glenda (Dave) NOVAK of Lyons, Illinois, Blaine (Tracy) JOHNSTON of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Dori JOHNSTON and Chris SHALONE, Lee (Albert) KWONG all of Edmonton, Sonya (Jeff) WERNER of Cambridge. Also missed by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by Thelma's family, Wayne (Debbie) McDOUGALL, Bill (Brenda) McDOUGALL all of Blyth, Diane (Ken) ANDERSON of R.R.#1 Londesborough, Shirley (Dan) TAILOR/TAYLOR of R.R.#1 Varna and Kevin (Betty) McDOUGALL of Trenton. Also missed by 10 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Lloyd (Lillian) APPLEBY of R.R.#2 Blyth, Marguerite (John) PECKITT of Nepean, Don (Sharon) APPLEBY of Lucan. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Marjorie (GRASBY) JOHNSTON, sister Iona McLEAN, brothers-in-law Donald McLEAN and Bill APPLEBY, and by step-grand_son Luke ANDERSON. Friends will be received at the Blyth Visitation Centre of the Falconer Funeral Homes, 407 Queen Street, Blyth on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday January 5, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment Blyth Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Blyth Legion Branch #420 Building Fund, Blyth Fire Department Training Centre, or Blyth Minor Sports would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #420 Blyth service will be held Thursday evening at 6: 45 p.m.

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WERNER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-21 published
GIBSON, Dorothy Marie (née ANGLE)
Peacefully, on July 15th, with loved ones by her bedside, following a brief illness, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Edgar H. GIBSON. Loving mother of Robert (Brooke) GIBSON of Wakefield, Quebec, Carolyn GIBSON of Toronto, and Gary (Joanne) GIBSON of St. Lazare, Quebec. Sister of the late Pauline BRYERS, the late Mildred MILLAR, Ruth NOTT, Jessie WERNER, and Phyllis BRIGANTI. Dear grandmother of Sarah, Bethany and Peter and great-grandmother of Odessa, Livia, Miriam, Felix and Malin. Dorothy will be remembered as a sociable and elegant lady, and will be missed especially by those who knew and appreciated her indomitable spirit and her enjoyment of life which remained with her till the end. As Dorothy wished, there will be no funeral. A gathering for family and Friends will be arranged at a later date to remember Dorothy and celebrate her life.

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WERNHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-08 published
AXFORD, Dorothy Evelyn (née HUNT)
Of Clinton and formerly of London, on Sunday, January 7, 2007, at the Clinton Public Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin "Anson" AXFORD and dearly loved mother of Don and his wife Judy AXFORD of Clinton and George and his wife Cathleen AXFORD of Talbotville. Loved grandmother of Ben of Lambeth, Belinda, Elena and her husband Neil WERNHAM and Stuart all of R.R.#3 Clinton and James and Lindsey of R.R.#7 Saint Thomas and great-grandmother of Gina WERNHAM. Predeceased by 2 brothers Norman HUNT (1964) and Gerald HUNT (1963.) Dorothy was born in Westminster Township on September 3, 1918, the daughter of the late Tom and Lillie HUNT. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in McArthur Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Clinton Public Hospital, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of choice.

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WERNHAM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-10 published
AXFORD, Dorothy Evelyn (née HUNT)
Of Clinton and formerly of London, on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Clinton Public Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin "Anson" AXFORD and dearly loved mother of Don and his wife Judy AXFORD of Clinton and George and his wife Cathleen AXFORD of Talbotville. Loved grandmother of ben of Lambeth, Belinda, Elena and her husband Neil WERNHAM all of R.R.#3 Clinton and Stuart, James and Lindsey of R.R.#7 Saint Thomas and great-grandmother of Gina WERNHAM. Predeceased by 2 brothers Norman HUNT (1964) and Gerald HUNT (1963.) Dorothy was born in Westminster Township on September 3, 1918, the daughter of the late Tom and Lillie HUNT. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow in McArthur Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Clinton Public Hospital, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of choice.

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WERTHEIM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-30 published
MEEHAN, Justice Michael
71 years, Friday, October 26th, 2007 in Sudbury. Survived by daughters Patricia Lynn MEEHAN of Sudbury, Diane Michelle MEEHAN of Little Current, Kathryn L. MEEHAN of Kitchener and Maia WERTHEIM of Toronto, grand_sons; Reid and Evan CORMIER, Brock Meehan TAUS, Luke and Owen SINCLAIR. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Winnifred 'Honey' MEEHAN. Michael was the Senior Partner of Meehan, Maranger, Horeck and Pharand with branches in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island, he served as the Federal Prosecutor for the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. He served on City Council, with distinction. Michael was appointed, the youngest ever at the time, to the Federal Bench, in 1973. As a Judge he was active in many Ontario Districts, including a tenure as Regional Senior Justice of Lambton County. He completed his time as a Justice in his home town of Sudbury, as the longest serving Justice in Ontario. He was a member of the Canada Pension Appeals Board. An avid sailor and outdoorsman, he was very proud of his Irish heritage. Michael was widely travelled, but most happy at his cottage on Birch Lake. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St. Funeral Mass in Christ the King Church, Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 at 10 a.m. Prayers 8 p.m. Tuesday. Donations to the Cancer Center or Sudbury Arts Council would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday).

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