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McDERMID o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-05-30 published
McDERMID
In loving memory of Jason McDERMID who left us suddenly on May 30, 2005.
Little ones don't understand
When God removes a parent's hand.
Out of view and out of sight
Not there to tuck you in at night.
There was no wrong that had been done
Or reasons there under the sun.
Sometimes Daddies go away.
It seems so sad for me to say.
I miss you now and always will
And though I'm gone I love you still.
Remember me on rainy nights,
And winter days with fire lights.
Though I'm gone, I'm still in reach,
With inner voices I might teach.
My love for you goes on forever,
You're not alone, not now, not ever.
Sadly missed and always loved, Shirley and Dylan.

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McDERMID o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-01-10 published
McDERMID, Jack
The Family of Jack McDERMID would like to thank everyone for the flowers, plants, food, donations and cards. Special thanks to all the Friends, relatives and neighbours for their ongoing support. It is very much appreciated. Ella, Diane, Wayne, Mark, Kate and Vera
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McDERMID o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-10-31 published
SPICHER, Betty
Passed away peacefully on Friday October 26, 2007 at the Stayner Nursing Home in her 81st year. Betty of Sunnidale Corners, beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Gail and her husband Randy JOHNS of Blackstock, Elaine and her husband of Allen COLLINGS of Stayner, Murray and his wife Carolin of Collingwood and Barry and his wife Louise of Sunnidale Corners. Dear grandmother of Andrea and her husband Sam GALICK, Jeremy, Ryan and his partner Megan, Darryl and his partner Ashley, Glen and his wife Amber, Kathy-Jo and her partner Eugene NESS, Sabrina and her fiancé Mike McDERMID, Christopher and his fiancée Deidre, Bradley and Samantha. Great-grandmother of Ginea, Kaden, Tyler, Kyle, Lauren, Lindsay and Ryley. Also survived by her sister Ruby NEVILS of Stayner and sister-in-law Geraldine PADDISON of Collingwood. Predeceased by her sisters Leola PADDISON, Jean SPECK and twin brother Eric PADDISON. Friends were received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26 (Main St.), Stayner (705-428-2637) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday October 28, 2007. Funeral Service was held at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner on Monday October 29, 2007 at 2 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, General and Marine Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.
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McDERMID o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2007-12-12 published
McDERMID, Jack (June 11, 1941-December 12, 2006)
You still live on in the hearts and minds of the loving family you left behind.
Love, Ella, Diane, Wayne, Mark and Kate
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McDERMID o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-07 published
COLLINS, Merlie Elvina (née BUCKINGHAM) (1918-2007)
Passed away peacefully at 88 at the Grace Hospital in Toronto on July 2, 2007. Merlie joins her husband and soul mate, Gordon, but will be sadly missed by her family and many dear Friends. She is predeceased by her parents, John Elijah and Mary (JOHNSTON) BUCKINGHAM, Gordon, and her sister Shirley BUCKINGHAM. Loving mother to John, Donald (Heather COLEMAN,) Douglas, (Cheryl GORMAN) and Steven (Tina.) Adoring grandmother to Erin (Greig LOVE,) Patrick (Kristie), Jordan, Joshua, Caitlin, Emily, Laura and Julia, Tara, (Charles MEARS), Michael and Ryan. Mother-in-law to Kathy KENNEDY and Ellen POMER. Great-grandmother to Isobel (Erin and Greig) and Kaydan (Tara and Charles). Cousin to Myrna Buckingham McDERMID, Jim BUCKINGHAM, Douglas McDERMID (Michelle) and Anne McDERMID (Gordon MacDONALD.) Merlie was born in Maxwell, Ontario on October 12th, 1918, and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939 where she met and was courted by Gordon COLLINS. While Gordon was overseas during the war in England with the Canadian Dental Corps, Merlie worked as a social worker at the Children's Aid Society in Brockville. On a home leave, Gordon and Merlie were married on August 1st, 1942. In 1945, they settled in Ottawa where Gordon started a dental practice and they lived in the same home until Gordon's death in 2001. They took many wonderful trips to Europe, the Middle East, South America and across Canada to visit Donald and family in Alberta. Merlie was an avid bridge player and hostess, a dedicated volunteer at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, and active member of Parkdale United Church, and a member of the University Women's Club. A celebration of Merlie's life will be held at St. Philip's Anglican Church 31 St. Philip's Road, Etobicoke on Saturday, July 14th, 2007 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice or to the Art and Margaret Davis Endowment Fund, c/o the Ottawa Hospital Foundation 737 Parkdale Ave, 1st floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1J8 would be appreciated. Thank you to all the staff at the Toronto Grace Hospital. 'To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.' (Ulysses)

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McDERMIT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-13 published
Tourist dies after attack by panhandlers
By Matthew TREVISAN, Page A1
A tourist to Toronto succumbed to his injuries on the weekend after being attacked by an enraged gang of panhandlers in a downtown neighbourhood.
Four panhandlers already facing several assault charges will likely see those charges upgraded after Ross HAMMOND, of St. Catharines, died of his injuries Saturday, police say.
Councillor Michael THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said yesterday that panhandling in Toronto is "essentially out of control."
It has now come to a point, he said, where an innocent person has died.
"I'm saddened obviously to hear that it's come to this," said Mr. Thompson (Ward 37, Scarborough Centre), who was attacked by a panhandler in Nathan Phillips Square in April, 2006.
"It's not unexpected. I think it will happen again if nothing is done."
The city is in the midst of a pilot project to study aggressive panhandling. However, the project doesn't cover the area near Trinity Bellwoods Park, where Mr. HAMMOND was stabbed.
Mr. HAMMOND reportedly underwent several operations before dying early Saturday morning after receiving multiple stab wounds during an altercation at about 12: 30 a.m. Thursday.
Toronto police said Mr. HAMMOND and a friend were walking west on Queen Street West toward Niagara Street when two men and two women in their early 20s approached them and asked for money.
They refused, and a verbal confrontation quickly turned into a physical melee. Mr. HAMMOND, 32, was stabbed in the chest and back, and some of the accused also received minor stab wounds.
One witness said he saw one person sprinting across Queen Street with a knife in his hand. He reportedly attempted to get away by jumping onto a moving taxi, which was left bloodied, in full view of two streetcars.
Reached yesterday at the couple's home in St. Catharines, Mr. HAMMOND's widow, Kara, said any family statement will be made through Toronto police.
"This is not a good time," she said.
Sergeant Tim BURROWS said he didn't expect the incident to affect how visitors view the city with respect to panhandlers.
"I would say 99 per cent of our panhandlers, though some could get aggressive in asking for money… know their place and what they're doing, and don't affect the majority of the public."
However, at Mayor David Miller's executive committee meeting in late May, restaurateurs said panhandlers routinely steal beer, food and tips from sidewalk patios. A downtown Tim Hortons owner told the committee she was left bleeding after she was slapped in the face by a "panhandler" she asked to leave her doughnut shop.
A two-month city pilot project in which city workers work with people panhandling between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the area from Spadina Avenue to Jarvis Street, and from Yorkville Avenue to Queens Quay, concludes on September 30. A report to the executive committee is due in 2008.
When approached by panhandlers, the public shouldn't make eye contact and continue walking past them, Sgt. BURROWS said.
The four accused of no fixed address appeared in court Friday, but could be facing murder charges this week, police said.
On Friday, Sarah McDERMIT, 22, was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, assaulting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer. Jeremy WOOLLEY, 21, was charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and obstructing a peace officer. Nicole KISH, 21, was charged with aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm, and Douglas FRESH, 22, was charged with aggravated assault.

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McDERMOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-01-12 published
MARCHAND, Jordan Marchand
Was always smiling, learning, dreaming and hoping. During his four year battle with cancer, Jordan proudly completed his computer engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and worked for Conversys Inc. Although Jordan never realized his dreams of buying a Mercedes and working in California, he continued living his life quietly, but with zest and spunk. Jordan, 25, died holding his mother's hand in his Star Wars decorated room at London Health Sciences Centre, Tuesday, January 9, 2007. Jordan was the cherished son of Robert and Mary Ann MARCHAND, the beloved brother of Nathan and Sheldon MARCHAND and Ingrid (Paul) McDERMOTT and special grand_son of Flora DUQUETTE. Predeceased by grandparents Arthur and Leona OBERLE and Oscar DUQUETTE. Jordan will also be missed by Comet, his Chihuahua. Friends will be received by the family form 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, and at Holy Family Catholic Church, 777 Valetta Street, London, on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. where the funeral mass will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Jordan's family thanks London Health Sciences Centre oncology, cancer, and palliative care staff and physicians for the outstanding care Jordan received. Donations may be made as flowers, or as the gift of life (blood donations) or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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McDERMOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-09-12 published
Crash kills London mother, daughter
Their car hit a median on Highway 401 and was struck by a transport truck.
By Randy RICHMOND, Sun Media, Wed., September 12, 2007
Grim scene: The driver of this transport truck died yesterday morning when he rear-ended a tractor trailer on Highway 401 near Colonel Talbot Road that had slowed for a police roadblock to divert traffic around an earlier fatal accident. (Derek RUTTAN Sun Media)
A London mother and daughter dedicated to helping victims of self abuse were killed yesterday in a Highway 401 crash that led to the death of a third driver hours later.
B.J. THOM, 52, also known as Elizabeth, and her daughter, Ashley GARROD, 22, were killed after their car hit the median in the east lanes of Highway 401 between Colonel Talbot Road and Wellington Road, spun out of control and was hit by a transport truck during heavy rain about 4 a.m., police said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer faces several charges, including leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
A second crash occurred just before 11 a.m. at the roadblock where police were diverting traffic from Highway 401 to Colonel Talbot Road.
A transport truck slowed down at the roadblock and a second truck slammed into it, killing the driver of the second truck.
Killed in the second crash was Timothy McDERMOTT, 50, of South Woodslee, Essex County.
The three deaths bring to nine the total killed on area roads the last 11 days and the carnage is exasperating police, said Const. Doug GRAHAM of Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police.
"Every accident on Highway 401 and 402 in the past few days was preventable. We are very concerned about all these deaths," he said.
Some drivers aren't getting the message to slow down in bad weather or at night, to leave room between vehicles and to wear seatbelts, GRAHAM said.
"That is is what is so disturbing."
Friends of THOM and GARROD expressed horror yesterday at the news the pair had died.
THOM and GARROD ran Self Abuse Finally Ends in Canada, a London-based group that helps people who hurt themselves.
THOM had successfully fought self abuse, said Trix VAN EGMOND, mental health public educator with the Canadian Mental Health Association of London- Middlesex.
"She gave help back and she did it in a personalized way. She was very funny and irreverent, I think, from going to hell and back herself."
GARROD was driving the car when the crash occurred, Ontario Provincial Police said.
Police learned of the accident from a motorist who noticed headlights from a vehicle in the south ditch along the east lanes.
Officers arrived to find the two women dead and the car "extensively damaged," GRAHAM said.
They also found a headlight at the scene.
"From the impact and from the evidence left at the scene we were able to determine it was a tractor-trailer we were looking for," GRAHAM said.
It appears the car hit the median and spun enough that the truck hit the passenger side, GRAHAM said.
Police searched area truck stops for a damaged tractor- trailer missing a headlight. They found a truck parked at the back of the Flying J truck stop south off Highway 401 near Highbury Avenue about two hours later, GRAHAM said.
The driver was inside the truck, he added, and at first refused to leave the cab, .
"He made no effort to contact police or return to the scene," GRAHAM said.
Stefan FOGIEL, 61, of Acton, has been charged with two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death, resisting arrest, failing to maintain log books and failing to have a pre-trip inspection, Ontario Provincial Police said.
FOGIEL made a brief court appearance before Justice of the Peace Patricia HODGINS yesterday.
White-haired with glasses and wearing a white T-shirt with a Bass Beer logo, FOGIEL told HODGINS he wanted a Polish interpreter for his court appearances.
Assistant Crown attorney Brian WHITE/WHYTE ordered FOGIEL be kept in custody. He is to make a video court appearance today.
The second crash yesterday occurred only minutes after police had removed the London women's crumpled blue car from the scene of the first incident.
"The lead transport truck was slowing down. The one behind slammed into it. It was quite an impact," GRAHAM said.
The driver of the first transport, Harpreet PANNU, 29, of Brampton, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
There was no reason for the collision, GRAHAM said.

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McDERMOTT o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-09-13 published
Fanshawe student aimed to help others
Ashley GARROD, killed in a Highway 401 crash, was studying for child, youth work.
By Daniela SIMUNAC, Sun Media, Thurs., September 13, 2007
Ashley GARROD seemed destined for a career helping others.
Working alongside her mother to help those struggling with self abuse, the 22-year-old Fanshawe student was in her second year studying to become a child and youth worker.
The mother and daughter were killed Tuesday after their car was hit by a transport truck in the east lanes of Highway 401 between Colonel Talbot Road and Wellington Road.
It was the first of two deadly 401 crashes that day.
The driver of the tractor-trailer faces charges, including failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death.
GARROD was described yesterday by her peers as being "extremely bright," "always smiling" and "creative."
Her mother, 52-year-old B.J. THOM, also known as Elizabeth, was executive director of Self Abuse Finally Ends in Canada, a London-based group that helps people who inflict pain on themselves.
"It was such a shock when I heard," said Mary GRAHAM, the founder of Self Abuse Finally Ends. "B.J. was a very kind and caring person. She was just amazing."
THOM, a Toronto native, took over the group from Graham in 1998. She battled with self abuse for years, GRAHAM said.
Fanshawe College spokesperson Jeff SAGE said students and staff who knew the mother and daughter were deeply saddened by the news of their deaths.
"It's a huge loss to the social services community."
Students can meet with counsellors and chaplains at the college to help them with their grief, he said.
Only hours after GARROD and THOM were killed, a second fatal crash occurred where a roadblock had been set up to divert traffic from the scene.
As a transport truck slowed down for the roadblock, a second transport hit it.
Timothy McDERMOTT, 50, of Essex County, driver of the second transport, was killed.
Western Region Ontario Provincial Police report there have been 10 fatal crashes in September, resulting in 12 deaths, many which could have been prevented.
"This trend is very distressing," said Const. Doug GRAHAM of Middlesex Ontario Provincial Police. Speed, following too closely and not paying attention appear to be the major factors, he said.
"If people are in a hurry, they drive aggressively," said GRAHAM, adding that following too closely and driving too fast were factors in McDERMOTT's death.
"Thousands of other cars had made that merge into the road closure without a collision," he said.
"He paid the ultimate price for driving incorrectly."
Highway Safety Tips
Calling the recent spate of deadly crashes on local roads "distressing," Ontario Provincial Police offer the following safety tips:
- Slow down.
- Leave about four car spaces between your vehicle and the next.
- Concentrate on your driving.
- Leave 10 minutes early so you won't be as tempted to rush if you come across traffic delays.
- Drivers who see a collision on a highway should pull over to a safe place and offer assistance when it's possible or get to the next exit and call police.

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McDERMOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-26 published
Ford Canada president recognized the value of a free-trade auto pact
Described as a youthful financial whiz when he took over at 42, he also persuaded head office to build a engine plant in Canada after twisting the arms of Pierre Trudeau and Bill Davis
By Douglas McARTHUR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Toronto -- Roy BENNETT helped his buddies set up the "Friday Night Poker Club" while attending North Toronto Collegiate Institute in 1945. He would continue to attend its monthly sessions for more than 60 years.
During that time, he became a chartered accountant, rose through the ranks of the Ford Motor Co. of Canada to become its president at age 42 without having gone to university, and held executive and board positions with many of the country's leading businesses and institutions. But he never abandoned the regular poker-and-beer nights with his old Friends, many of whom also became business leaders.
"Whatever he did, he was committed," said Jim Hunter, who worked with him on a number of financial projects and is now president of NexGen Financial. "Whether it was business, tennis or poker, those commitments were life-long," he said. He was also very bright, affable and "a counter-thinker, who would look at a problem and come up with a different conclusion than everyone else."
Ken Harrigan, who followed Mr. BENNETT as president of Ford Canada, said his predecessor's main contribution was convincing government officials in Ottawa to negotiate a free-trade auto pact with Washington. The Canada-United States Automotive Agreement, signed in 1965, allowed free movement across the border of vehicles from Big Three auto plants in both countries. For Canada, this meant lower car prices and an increase in Canadian production, which created new jobs.
While heading Ford's Canadian subsidiary from 1970 to 1981, Mr. BENNETT worked to build a profitable operation independent of the U.S. head office. He also made relations with employees a priority and reached out to find common ground with both government and organized labour. After stepping down as president in 1981, he founded and ran Bennecon, a firm that provides cash-flow advice to large companies. At the same time, he served terms as chairman or director with BP Canada, Midland Walwyn, Jannock, Metropolitan Life Holdings Co., York University, the Mississauga Hospital, Scouts Canada and a host of other companies and organizations.
Ron Osborne, chairman of Sun Life Financial, called Mr. BENNETT a role model for accountants who want to make other contributions - "to go straight," as he put it. "He was the model director big picture, strategic, not prone to sweat the details, rigorous in his questioning, but, after the decisions were made, very supportive."
Mr. BENNETT and his wife, Gail COOK- BENNETT, were one of corporate Canada's power couples. When they were married in 1978, he was president of Ford Canada and she was executive vice-president of the C.D. Howe Institute of Research in Montreal. They met at a Canadian-American Committee meeting in Washington. At the end of one session, Dick Schmeelk, an American who served as co-chair of the group, invited them for a ride in a Cadillac to go and get a nightcap. The irony, Mr. Schmeelk said, was that the president of Ford Canada had that "first date" in a General Motors vehicle.
Over the years, they twice served on the boards of competing corporations - once in the petroleum field, once in insurance. No discussion of their respective companies was allowed at home, said Ms. COOK- BENNETT, who is now chair of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
While president of Ford Canada, Mr. BENNETT persuaded the U.S. head office to build a $535-million engine plant in Windsor, Ontario, instead of Ohio, which was offering state subsidies. He alerted Queen's Park and Ottawa to the urgent need for their involvement, and arranged a meeting between prime minister Pierre Trudeau and Ontario premier William Davis while both were attending the Calgary Stampede. On the spot, the two agreed to a $68-million cash incentive plan that helped seal the deal.
The youngest of two sons of English-born parents, William Charles BENNETT and Gladys Mabel (MATTHEWS), Roy Frederick BENNETT spent his early years in Winnipeg. Roy was 10 when his father, a manufacturing agent in the woollens industry, moved the family to Toronto. In 1941, while attending Maurice Cody Public School, Roy played on the team that won the Toronto school soccer championship.
Athletics were to play an important role in his life. He enjoyed hockey, golf and squash. As a young man, he once won a tennis match against Don Fontana, who later became one of Canada's top-seeded players.
After high school, Mr. BENNETT chose a fast-track route to become a chartered accountant. He apprenticed directly with the accounting firm Lever and Hoskin, rather than attending university. He worked with the firm until 1954, when he joined Kelvinator.
Two years later, he moved to Ford Canada as supervisor of financial planning. He was made marketing manager in 1964 and vice-president of finance in 1965. In the early years at Ford, Mr. BENNETT was offered a posting in South Africa and was told it could help his chances of becoming president. He declined, preferring not to uproot his family, according to daughter Brenda BENNETT- LEARMONTH. He had married Laurie McDERMOTT in 1955 and they had three children, Bruce, Brenda and Lynne. The couple later separated and were divorced. Laurie McDermott BENNETT later died.
But opportunities knocked again at Ford Canada. Mr. BENNETT had won the admiration and backing of Ford Motor Co. chairman Henry Ford II by making himself the company expert on free trade, and on November 16, 1970, he was given the job of president.
Heading one of Canada's largest companies at 42 won Mr. BENNETT the reputation of being a wunderkind. In a profile, The Globe and Mail described him as a "youthful financial whiz who never graduated from university." Two years later, he was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer.
When he was made president, Mr. BENNETT said he would take the job for no less than five years and no more than 10, says his son Bruce, now president of Bennecon. "He felt if you couldn't do what you wanted in 10 years, it was time for someone else to take charge."
So in 1981, he stepped down as president, although he served a brief period after that as chairman. He turned down an executive job offer at the U.S. head office because he didn't want to leave Canada. He continued to serve on the Ford Canada board until the subsidiary was privatized in 1995.
Claude Lamoureux was an executive at Metropolitan Life Holdings when Mr. BENNETT was named chair of the company's board. He went to their first meeting together prepared to answer questions about sales and finances. Instead, Mr. BENNETT wanted to know about the human resources department. "He put real emphasis on people, on having the right human resources department… on having the right team," said Mr. Lamoureux, now president and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund.
In 1986, Mr. BENNETT served on the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance and issued a minority report saying that plans to remove seasonal benefits would be too Draconian a measure for chronically depressed regions. He argued that an income-supplement program should be put in place before any move was made to base unemployment benefits on a full year's income. That strong sense of fair play was demonstrated again in February, 1995, when he wrote a critical letter to Ford's U.S. head office. It charged that the parent company's transfer pricing policy was suppressing profits at the Canadian subsidiary.
He called the low earnings "an embarrassment for management, employees and dealers as well as Canadian directors." The letter suggested that Ford Motor Co. buy out the minority shareholders if it was not prepared to let the Canadian operations become more profitable. A buyout plan was announced two months later.
A focal point for the BENNETT family's time together was a cottage on an island in Lake of Bays, in the Muskoka area, north of Toronto. Mr. BENNETT installed "the smallest car ferry in the world" to transport his Ford Explorer to the island, said Keith HILLYER, who had a cottage nearby. A motorized cable system pulled the ferry across. "To get on the ferry, the car had to go down a precipitous incline," Mr. HILLYER said. "He had to be careful it didn't slide off the other side."
Mr. BENNETT pursued his busy lifestyle of business, charitable, athletic and social endeavours into his late 70s - it was just last year when a diagnosis of bladder cancer forced him to slow down.
A year ago, he attended his last session of the Friday Night Poker Club and lost $120. David FLEMING/FLEMMING, one of four founding members still living, says the group plans to carry on its six-decades-old tradition.
Roy Frederick BENNETT was born in Winnipeg on March 18, 1928. He died at his Toronto home of bladder cancer on June 4, 2007. He was 79. He leaves his wife, Gail Cook- BENNETT; children Bruce, Brenda, Lynne and Christopher; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Ken.

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McDERMOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-08-01 published
GARGARELLA, Rose Marie (née DEMASCIO)
Peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Steven. Much loved mother of Katharine Donna and her husband Leonardo CAPOBIANCO, and the late JoAnne Marie. Loving grandmother of Gabriella and Stephanie CAPOBIANCO. Dear sister of Janet and her husband Brian McDERMOTT, and sister-in-law of Florence DEMASCIO. Predeceased by her siblings Jim, Joe and Mary. She will be fondly remembered by her niece and nephews. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 61 Jutland Rd., on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. Private interment Assumption Cemetery.

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McDERMOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-09-12 published
Three die in separate but related crashes on the 401
By Unnati GANDHI, Page A7
Three people are dead, including a mother and daughter, after a horrific chain of events unfolded on a small strip of Canada's busiest highway yesterday.
The accidents involved four vehicles - including three trucks - in two separate but related crashes.
It all began about 4 a.m. Fanshawe College student Ashley GARROD, 22, was driving eastbound on the 401 near London, Ontario, with her mother, Elizabeth THOM, when a tractor-trailer struck them from behind, police said. Their small car was sent skidding across the highway before coming to a stop in the ditch on the south side.
Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Dave REKTOR said police received a 911 call about headlights seen shining out of the ditch.
When emergency crews arrived, they found Ms. GARROD and her 52-year-old mother dead inside the car. The truck that had hit them was nowhere to be found, Sgt. REKTOR said.
After issuing a public alert, police found a truck with extensive damage to its front at a Flying J truck stop a few kilometres away.
Its 61-year-old driver, Stefan FOGIEL, of Acton, has been charged with two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death, resisting arrest, failing to maintain log books, and failing to have a pre-trip inspection.
The highway was closed for several hours as investigators reconstructed the collision.
Then, just before 11 a.m., a transport truck slowing down as it approached the roadblock at the collision site was struck from behind by another truck. The driver of the second truck, Timothy McDERMOTT, 50, died on impact. The driver of the first truck, Harpreet PANNU, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No charges are expected to be laid.
"It would appear the driver was not paying attention," Sgt. REKTOR said. "The at-fault driver was the victim as well."
The officer said the collisions were that much more tragic because both could have been prevented with more careful driving.

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McDERMOTT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-11-24 published
PAVANEL, Charles " Charlie" (1925-2007)
Charles PAVANEL, who died Saturday, November 17, 2007 at the age of 82, enjoyed every opportunity life afforded him. 'You only go through this world once,' he said, 'so you've got to have a good time.' For Charlie, a good time meant standing by his family and Friends through thick and thin, living large at social gatherings, sharing a joke or handful of cash with strangers in need, and excelling at sports and in business. A no-nonsense competitor and unafraid to take chances, Charlie commanded the respect and affection of many who met him on the field and in the boardroom. Born in 1925 in Cooksville to Carlo and Elena PAVANEL, who had emigrated from Treviso, Italy, Charles was the youngest of seven children. From the age of nine he was drawn time and again to the Credit Valley Golf Course, where he learned the game first as a caddie and later as a talented and dedicated player. He also showed great skill as a running back for the Port Credit High School football team. It was at high school that he met his future wife, Mary McDERMOTT, who was a member of the cheerleading squad. They were married on April 28, 1951, in a small ceremony at the Port Credit Presbyterian Church, and went on to have five children. During the Second World War, Charlie served in the Navy. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1951. Right out of school he was hired by B.F. Goodrich to work in Waterloo as part of the Chemical Division's sales team, and some time later became one of the firm's leading managers. After settling in he joined Rockway Golf Club and later Westmount Golf and Country Club, where he laid low the competition for more than three decades, both on the golf course and, for several years, the curling rink. A 3-handicapper - with a best score of 69 on par 72 - Charlie took great pleasure in playing many of the top courses in the world, and always appreciated the game for opening innumerable doors both in business and Friendship. He was also a member of the KW Racquet Club in Kitchener, the Mississauga Golf Club, the Tournament Players Club in Dearborn, Michigan, and the Vines Golf Club in Fort Myers, Florida. He also belonged to the local Gyro Club. In 1974, Charlie enjoyed immediate success with the founding of Genesta Manufacturing, which was begun with the help of Mary, who ran the office out of their dining room for the first year. Hematite Manufacturing was added in 1978, and in 1987, Genesta, Hematite and other interests became Pavaco Plastics Inc. Under Charlie's leadership, the company garnered several awards, and introduced many industry firsts in the lighting and automotive sectors. Charlie was devastated following the death of Mary on May 7, 1986, but a year later had the good fortune to meet Vivian McLEAN, and after 12 happy years they were married on July 13, 2000. Charles is survived by Vivian, his children Ellen, John, Jane and Joanne (Alex predeceased him on December 20, 2006), and their spouses Wendy, Clare, Sami, Mark and Mike; his grandchildren Adam, Leah, Kate, Evan, Hailie, Charlie, Nicholas, Hannah, May, Jack, Liam, Maddie, Callum, Hannah, Amy and Elizabeth; his brother and sister-in-law Bruni and Marie, and his sister-in-law Mary KAY. Charles is missed by Vivian's children, Wendy, Susan, Gary, and Patrick. He is lovingly remembered for being a generous and upright father, a fun-loving uncle, an excellent companion to his Friends, and a good provider for all who were fortunate to enjoy the charm and embrace of his company. A memorial celebration of Charles' life will be held at Del Dente's at The Charcoal Steakhouse, 2980 King St. E. Kitchener on Sunday, December 2, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. A private family service at Charles's residence was officiated by Rev. Walter McLEAN. As an expression of your sympathy, a donation may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 14 Irvin Street, Suite 1, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 1K8. Erb and Good Family Funeral Home Ltd. 171 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1P7 Phone: 519-745-8445 Fax: 519-745-9992. www.erbgood.com

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McDEVITT o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-05 published
McDEVITT, Mary
Peacefully on Tuesday July 3, 2007 at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, in her 89th year. Loving daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine, and sister of the late James. Devoted aunt to Patricia McDEVITT. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her family and Friends. She enjoyed a 50 year career with Hand Fireworks. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10, N. of the Queen Elizabeth Way) on Saturday July 7, 2007 from 8: 30-9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass to follow at St. Patrick's Church, 921 Flagship Doctor at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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