BALACEANU o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
PORA, Amelia Ecaterina
Passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Strathroy Middlesex General hospital in her 92 year. Beloved wife of the late Ion PORA (2000,) dearly loved mother of Maria MOLOTIU and husband Nick of Strathroy and Cristina IONESCU- BALACEANU and husband George of Mississauga. Also fondly remembered and deeply missed by her grand_sons Razvan and wife Heather, Johann, Stefan, Andrei and wife Julie. Survived by several nieces and nephews in Romania. Visitation and prayers will be held at the Neweduk Funeral Home, 1981 Dundas St. West, Mississauga, Ontario, on Friday, June 20, from 6-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the same chapel by Father Tiu from St. Andrew Romanian Greek-Orthodox Church in Mississauga on Saturday, June 21, at 12 p.m. with interment to follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens in Oakville. In memory of our dear mother a tree will be planted.

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BALAGENSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-03 published
MELTZER, Garfield Theodore
Garfield Theodore MELTZER born in Saint John, New Brunswick June 29, 1922 passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008. Dearest husband for over 53 years of Jacqueline (RUBANOWICZ of Paris, France,) beloved father of Evelyne (Michael GARDNER, Halifax,) Richard (Shona GODWIN, Montreal), Stephen (Michaela LINCOLN, Montreal), and Michael (Linda SALNA, Toronto.) He was the much adored Zeidah of Theo and Michaela Meltzer GARDNER, Alexander and Marieke GARDNER, Sebastian, Aidan, Jacob, Spencer, Ariella, Elijah, Kendra and Alison MELTZER. Also leaving behind brother Murray (Eleanor, Montreal,) sister Mary (Walter NACHUM, Florida,) cousin Lillian Meltzer GOLDSTEIN, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand-nephews, and other cousins in Canada, the United States, France and Israel.
Will be greatly missed by Mary ROY MELTZER and Elizabeth BOSCO who provided loving home support over the decades.
Predeceased by his father Samuel MELTZER (who immigrated to Saint John from Vilna, Lithuania) and mother Alice {DRITZ} MELTZER (Vilna, Lithuania) who died in Saint John when Gar was only two, much-loved stepmother, Sarah BALAGENSKI (Warsaw, Poland,) and siblings Lillian (Sydney SCHOEN), Kaye (Barney COLTON), Edward, Anne (Jack LEVINE), Frances (Mischa GELTMAN) and Bill (Doreen.) He dearly loved his in-laws Simon RUBANOWICZ and Raymonde {GORDON} RUBANOWICZ who had also predeceased him. Gar was the kindest, most generous, fair, honourable, humble, optimistic, and evercourteous man who had an indomitable spirit to the very end, and had an irrepressible Gar Heart, that continued to beat long after the doctors thought it would. Gar always took the high road, always turned the other cheek, always had a good word with a smile for everyone. He was committed to promoting human rights, brotherhood, mutual respect, peace and community service throughout his life. He was active in the scouting movement, Akela for over 25 years with the Judaen and then the Eli Boyaner Cub Pack in Saint John. He considered each of his cubs as one of his boys. He delivered Meals on Wheels, offered pastoral care at the Saint John Regional Hospital, served on the Board of the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, was a founding member and Commander of the Jewish War Veterans in Atlantic Canada, was a member of the Maritime Parkinsons Association, the North West Commercial Travellers' Association of Canada, Albion Masonic Lodge No. 1, the Saint John Multi-Cultural Association, B'nai Brith, RUSI, and past member of the Carlton Curling Club. Gar was a life member of the No. 2 Legion in Saint John having served in the Canadian army and then the airforce as an Officer Training Instructor during World War 2. After the war he was actively involved as an instructor with the air cadets. Gar believed in working hard, in doing one's best and realizing the fruit of one's labours for family and community. He was a ship chandler, the owner of Gar's Diner, the Gar Meltzer Sales, and a commercial salesman for over 40 years representing some 50 companies throughout Atlantic Canada. Six months on the road every year for decades, he developed a network of customers who became Friends who never forgot him for his acts of kindness and tzadkah. His good deeds were innumerable and we usually only heard by chance from those who were touched by his generosity and altruism. In 1992 he was awarded the Canada 125 Confederation Anniversary Medal for community service. And yet Gar never sought honours or recognition. Gar loved his family and he loved his home. He treasured his Friendship with life-long pal I. J. Davis. Thanks to caregivers Judy and Jackie who were so helpful and compassionate providing athome assistance in Saint John; special hugs to Donna who took such good care of him while visiting in Toronto. Much appreciation to the wonderful medical and nursing staff at Toronto East General Hospital where he spent his last days. Donations may be made to the Maritimes Parkinsons Association or to the Gar MELTZER Memorial Scholarship fund c/o the Toronto Dominion Bank, 78 Main Street West, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2M 3N3. Funeral was held at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, Paradise Row, Saint John, New Brunswick (506) 634-7424 on Wednesday April 30, 2008. Interment was in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery, Westmorland Road, Saint John, New Brunswick. The family sat shivah at 55 Goodrich Street, Saint John, New Brunswick following the interment. Condolences may be made in person, by phone, or via our website: www.brenansfh.com.

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BALATERO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-23 published
RALPH, George Wingate (1920-2008)
Passed away quietly on January 18, 2008, at North York General Hospital, less than one month prior to his 88th birthday, following a courageous battle with a lingering illness. Beloved husband of Edna Evelyn RALPH (née HENRY) for 65 wonderful years. Loving father of Andrea Ashley HERRNSDORF and Warren George RALPH, father-in-law of Catherine RALPH (née SHACK,) and adored grandfather of Erika HERRNSDORF and partner Rob DOWDLE. Uncle to valued nieces and nephews in California and Toronto. Born in Toronto, February 14, 1920, the youngest son of the late Benjamin RALPH of London, England, and Annie Wingate RALPH of Edinburgh, Scotland, and brother to the late Jack RALPH of Los Angeles and Harry RALPH of Toronto. A proud Canadian, he was also proud of his family history and background. He spoke often of his family connection to the late Major-General Orde WINGATE. Retired Executive Vice President and Director, A.C. Nielsen Co. of Canada, where he was a pioneer in the television and broadcast rating business. Past President, Broadcast Executives Society; Past Director, Saint Bernard's Convalescent Hospital. Initiated into Freemasonry 64 years ago, and an Honorary Life Member of Zetland Wilson Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons No. 86, Toronto. Fifty year member of the Scottish Rite (Toronto Lodge of Perfection and Toronto Sovereign Chapter Rose Croix), Moore Sovereign Consistory, Hamilton, and Rameses Shriners, Toronto, where he was an Honorary Member of the Founders Unit. Forty-eight year member of Royal Order of Jesters, Toronto Court 83; Past President, Desert Jesters Charter Member, Liftlock Billiken Club; Life Member, Kachina Klub; and Member, Fraternal Order of SOBIB. Commissioned as a Member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. As a youth, he was a championship swimmer, and was proud of the Royal Life Saving Society award he received at the age of 16 in 1936. A keen golfer, he enjoyed the many happy years he was able to spend hitting the fairways in his beloved Palm Springs, California. He volunteered for many years as a marshal at the Bob Hope Desert Classic Golf Tournament. He was proud to be elected as a fifty year Honorary Member of the Lambton Golf and Country Club, Toronto. The Ralph family wishes to express it's heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Doctor Irwin KELTZ; Doctor Richard GLADSTONE; Doctor Andrew BRAUDE; personal caregiver and family friend Narda TAMAYO; Rohit TAMHANE and caregivers Marilyn BALATERO and Maribeth ALMERON of Arcadia Senior Care; pharmacist Henry LEE; and the magnificent and caring doctors and nursing staff of the North York General Hospital, including the many compassionate and professional staff in Emergency, 4 North, and Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit, 6 South. Our grateful thanks are also extended to the Rev. Canon Bill Rainey. Cremation and interment, York Cemetery. A private family Memorial Service will be held at Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Saturday, January 26th at 1: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations of remembrance may be made to the North York General Hospital Foundation, 416-756-6944.

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BALAZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-07 published
BALAZ, Tamara " Tammy" May (née SAMUEL)
Tammy passed away peacefully Saturday January 5th 2008 with her family by her side after a long, heroic battle with cancer.
She was the beloved wife and best friend of Richard M. (Rick) BALAZ. Best Mom in the world to Lisa and Michael who love her soooo much. Truly adored daughter of the late Ernest L. and Elizabeth SAMUEL of Oakville, Ontario.
Tammy is deeply loved and cherished by her sister Kim SAMUEL- JOHNSON and her daughter Caitlin, her brother Mark SAMUEL and his children Emma and Griffin.
Fondly remembered by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Michael and Magdalene BALAZ. Sister-in-law Mary NYSTROM her husband Paul and their children Christy, Theresa and Erik. Her brother-in-law Joseph BALAZ, his wife Sue and their children Nicholas and Hailey.
Tammy was an accomplished equestrian champion and upon the passing of her father she took over the leadership of Sam-Son Farm, one of North America's leading Thoroughbred breeding and racing operations. Tammy was a director of Woodbine Entertainment Group, The Jockey Club of Canada, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the Jockey Club of New York.
Tammy was also a director of her family's business, Samuel son and Co., Limited.
Tammy's main goal in life and her greatest achievement was to make everyone around her happy. She always put the needs of others before her own.
Visitation will take place at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 9th Line, Oakvillefrom 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tues Jan 8. All are welcome. There will be a private family funeral.

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BALAZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
SAMUEL, Elizabeth " Liza" June (née CHADBURN)
Elizabeth passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, March 16, 2008, with her family by her side, after a long, heroic battle with cancer and emphysema. She was the first love, beloved wife and best friend of Canadian Industrialist Ernest L. (Ernie) SAMUEL, O.C. (Deceased.) Loving and proud Mom of Kim SAMUEL- JOHNSON, Tammy SAMUEL- BALAZ, (Deceased), and Mark Chadburn SAMUEL. Beloved daughter of the late William Roy and Constance CHADBURN of Toronto, Ontario. Elizabeth was the devoted and loving Grandmother to five amazing Grandchildren, Caitlin SAMUEL- JOHNSON, Lisa and Michael BALAZ and Emma and Griffin SAMUEL who loved their Gramma very much. Elizabeth was a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto. She loved her family, her company, her sailing, her Museum, her gardens and her dogs. She cherished her Friendships and always had kindness and humour to share in abundance. Elizabeth was a director and former chairman of the 153 year old family steel service centre business, Samuel, son and Co., Limited and was a director and former chairman of the publicly-traded industrial products company, Samuel Manu-Tech Inc. Elizabeth shared her love of horses with her children and along with her husband, Ernie, founded Sam-Son Farm, one of North America's leading thoroughbred breeding and racing operations. A strong believer in giving back to her community and her country, she was a significant philanthropist through the Samuel Family Foundation to the health care, cultural and academic sectors. In 2002, she was the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. Elizabeth was a former Chairman of the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Trustees and former Co-chair of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation Board of Governors. Elizabeth will be missed by a wealth of Friends but her energy, enthusiasm, tenacity and loving nature will live on in all who knew her. Visitation will take place at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, 3164 9th Line, Oakville from 6: 00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18th and from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19th. All are welcome. There will be a private family funeral on Thursday, March 20th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to her beloved Royal Ontario Museum or to the cancer care organization of your choice would be appreciated.

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BALAZ o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-18 published
Philanthropist won Breeder's Cup as the owner of thoroughbreds
With her husband, Ernie SAMUEL, she made significant donations to the Royal Ontario Museum. Together, they also owned Dance Smartly, at one time the world's top money-winning mare
By Sandra MARTIN, Page S10
A woman with an insatiable appetite for life and an inherent belief in the value of giving back, Liza SAMUEL was a volunteer, a horse breeder, president of the second oldest company in Canada, a philanthropist and probably the richest woman in the country. As a couple, Liza and Ernie SAMUEL were Friends, lovers and lifelong partners in a range of interests and pursuits including family, business, the Gaslight nightclub, which they owned and operated in Yorkville in the 1960s, sailing, horse breeding and even a hydroponics venture. "They believed if you can dream it, you can do it," said their son Mark.
Elizabeth (Liza) June SAMUEL was the only child of William Roy and Constance (WRIGHT) CHADBURN, a family of missionaries and entrepreneurial inventors. One of her antecedents invented the Chadburn telegraph, a device that enabled a crew member on the bridge of a ship to pull a handle that would ring bells in the engine room to communicate instructions, such as "dead slow" and "full steam"; the company, centred in Liverpool, England manufactured a great number of navigational instruments. Her parents lived in England, but happened to be visiting Paris in June, 1933, when she was born.
In the early days of the Second World War, when Liza was about 6, she and her mother were evacuated to Canada. Her daughter Kim still has the beloved doll her mother brought with her on the ship crossing the treacherous Atlantic. They settled in Montreal and Liza attended The Study, a private girls school. Her father, who was in the Home Guard, stayed behind in England until after the Germans were defeated. After joining his wife and daughter, he moved his family to the Moore Park area of Toronto and sent his daughter to Bishop Strachan School in Forest Hill.
When she was about 14, Liza went on a blind date with 16-year-old Ernest (Ernie) SAMUEL, a student at St. Andrew's College, a boarding school in Aurora, Ontario Although immediately smitten, she wisely decided to connect with him as a friend - while "she conspired with the nanny of the house to eliminate all other suitors," Mark SAMUEL said. After high school, she entered Trinity College at the University of Toronto, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1955. She married Mr. SAMUEL on September 4, 1956. Children Kim, Tammy and Mark followed.
Mr. SAMUEL, who was born Ernest WILLINSKY, was the great-grand_son (on his mother's side) of Lewis SAMUEL, who founded the steel company Samuel, son and Company in 1855, a dozen years before Confederation. He was also the grand_son of Sigmund SAMUEL, a noted philanthropist who bequeathed the Sigmund Samuel Canadiana Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. After his parents' marriage disintegrated when he was 3, Ernie and his mother moved into his grandfather's house, which was literally a treasure trove of furniture and the decorative arts.
At his grandfather's request, Ernie WILLINSKY legally assumed SAMUEL as his surname. After graduating in engineering from the U of T, he joined the family firm, which was then a steel-warehousing and distribution business, in 1953. Less than a decade later, he was president. He redirected the company into processing, then product manufacturing.
"He took over the company as a $6-million-dollar business and by the time he was done it was a $2-billion operation," Mark SAMUEL said. "He was an enterprise builder and she [his mother] was very supportive of that."
Mrs. SAMUEL, who had done some work as an actress in radio plays, "kept the home fires burning" while her husband built the company, which is now a leading North American processor and distributor of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum industrial products. In 1985, Mr. SAMUEL transferred the manufacturing and technology operations into Samuel Manu-Tech Inc., a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and expanded Samuel into the United States after the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1988.
In the 1960s, the SAMUELs became involved in horse racing after they bought the show-jumper Canadian Club. The horse, ridden by equestrian James Day, was part of the Canadian team that won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. They then moved into thoroughbreds, buying two foundation mares in 1972, and establishing Sam-Son Farm in Milton and the Sam-Son training centre in Ocala, Florida, which produced a number of champion horses, including Chief Bearheart, Sky Classic, and above all, Dance Smartly, a granddaughter of Northern Dancer and daughter of Danzig. In addition to everything else, Mrs. SAMUEL named all the horses.
As a three-year-old, Dance Smartly (known as Daisy because of the white flower-shaped mark on her forehead) ran her way into the record books in 1991 as the first filly to win Canada's Triple Crown, the first Canadian-bred winner of a Breeder's Cup Race and, for quite some time, the leading money-winning mare in the world. Mr. SAMUEL was named Racing Man of the Year in Canada and received the American Thoroughbred Horse Racing Eclipse Award for outstanding owner in 1991, the year Sam-Son Farm netted $6.9-million and broke the record for earnings. As a broodmare, Dance Smartly produced two consecutive winners of the Queen's Plate: Scatter the Gold (2000) and Dancethruthedawn (2001) and was inducted into both the Canadian and American horse racing halls of fame. After suffering an irreparable injury in an arthritic knee joint, she was euthanized in August, 2007, at 19, and buried at Sam-Son Farm in Milton, Ontario
Following the tradition established by his grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. SAMUEL were generous benefactors of the Royal Ontario Museum. His family tradition meshed seamlessly with her interests. She began as a volunteer in the 1980s, trained as a docent and became president of the museum volunteers. Besides hands-on work, the money she and her husband gave in the 1980s and 1990s enabled the museum to complete its Samuel European Galleries. They both served as board members, with Mrs. SAMUEL chairing the board and co-chairing the foundation board of governors.
In the late 1990s, Mr. SAMUEL suffered a head injury while on a sailing vacation with his wife and was in extremely ill health for about three years. She retreated from her volunteer activities to care for her ailing husband, while taking on many of his responsibilities at the family business. Having been a director of Samuel Manu-Tech since 1986, she became chair and also moved up from vice-chair to chair of Samuel. "She was very strong on governance," said her son, describing how she instituted boards of directors at both the public and private companies. Just as Mr. SAMUEL was recovering from his head injury, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and died four months later on May 25, 2000. He was 69.
Instead of enjoying retirement with her husband after more than 40 years of marriage, Mrs. SAMUEL had to rebuild her life as a single woman. One of the first places she turned was to the Royal Ontario Museum, which as an institution had always been "close to her heart," according to her children.
"She carried on with a tremendous ferocity," said William THORSELL, who became chief executive officer of the Royal Ontario Museum in August, 2000. "I think she found the Royal Ontario Museum was a way of re-establishing with the broader world," he said, pointing out that she began serving on committees and boards at the museum again, including the committee to select the architect for Renaissance Royal Ontario Museum. (She favoured Daniel Libeskind.) In 2002, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for her contributions to the community.
The next year, she donated $5-million to the museum, which dedicated its newly restored rotunda in memory of Mr. SAMUEL and in honour of Mrs. SAMUEL. She was also extremely generous to Renaissance Royal Ontario Museum, donating a total of $8.5-million. Later this year, the museum will unveil a 1,000-square-metre "green roof" in her honour on the south roof of the building's west wing. Built with donations from several trustees, Liza's Garden will be visible from the C5 restaurant.
Daughter Tammy SAMUEL- BALAZ took over the leadership of Sam-Son Farm, the family's horse breeding and racing interests, after her father's death in 2000. Like her brother and sister, she had been involved with horses all her life. An accomplished rider when she became president and general manager of the family's horse operations, she became one of the most significant figures in Canadian thoroughbred racing. In her 20s, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Although she appeared to have triumphed over the disease, and went on to marry and have two children, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and died in January.
Mrs. SAMUEL's own ill health forced her to step down as chair of the Samuel group of companies in favour of her son Mark in January, 2006, although she accepted a position as Chairman Emeritus. Daughter Kim SAMUEL- JOHNSON is in charge of the family charitable foundation.
Stalwart even after her daughter Tammy's death, she enjoyed smoking and drinking "and did both right up to the end," according to her son. A few days before, she indulged in a last drink and a final cigarette and told her daughter Kim: "You know I have loved your father all my life."
Elizabeth June SAMUEL was born June 20, 1933, in Paris. She died of cancer and emphysema at her home on March 16, 2008. She was 74. Predeceased by husband Ernie and daughter Tammy, she is survived by daughter Kim, son Mark, five grandchildren and extended family.

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BALCH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
BALCH, Gregory
In loving memory of our dad Gregory BALCH who passed away on May 31, 2004 Today in honour of your life we celebrate with memories and margaritas. Love Jennifer, Christopher and Lesley.

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BALCOMB o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-26 published
O'DONNELL, James R.
At Country Terrace on Friday, July 25th, 2008, James R. O'DONNELL of London in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Jane (KEEGAN) O'DONNELL. Dear father of Aaron and his fiancee Melissa, Andrew, Justin and Jamie. son of Lillian and the late Eddie O'DONNELL. Brother of June and her husband Joseph TUTTLE, Jerry and his wife Cathy, John and his wife Lynne, Jeff and his wife Cheryl, Jeanne and her husband Brian BALCOMB, Jay and his wife Val. Predeceased by his brother Joe. Son-in-law of Ken and Marg KEEGAN and brother-in-law of Dave and his wife Carolyn, Katherine MILES and her husband David SMITH, Ross and his wife Karen. Also survived by his Aunt June as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was a prominent and well respected lawyer specializing in corporate, commercial and real estate law. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Outreach at the McCormick Home or the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (www.psp.org). Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BALDACCHINO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
BALDACCHINO, Adelina
In loving memory of Adelina who passed away May 14, 2003. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, Dear Mother, That we do not think of you. Always remembered by Ron, Reta and Lisa.

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BALDACCHINO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-31 published
BALDACCHINO, Horace
In loving memory of Horace who passed away May 31, 2004. They who think that you are gone, Because no more your face they see, Are wrong -- for in our hearts you live. And always will, in memory. Always remembered by Ron, Reta and Lisa.

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BALDACCHINO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-22 published
YOUNG, Eleanor Frances (formerly MORLEY)
Peacefully at Kensington Village with her family by her side on June 20, 2008, Eleanor Frances YOUNG of London, in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husband Wilfred James MORLEY (1987) and Lawrence Lee YOUNG (2002.) She will be sadly missed by daughters Geraldine PATON (Robert), Debbie STOKLEY (Dave), Pattie HERCUS (Rick,) Nancy BALDACCHINO (Joe,) Carol LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Mark) and son Dennis YOUNG (Theresa.) Dear grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 10. She is survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister and predeceased by 3 brothers. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Home (520 Dundas Street) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James PATON officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment at St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna at a later date. Donations to Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wish to express their appreciation to Doctor P. PATEL and the exceptional and caring staff and residents at Kensington Retirement Village. Tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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BALDACCHINO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-23 published
YOUNG, Eleanor Frances (formerly MORLEY)
Peacefully at Kensington Village with her family by her side on June 20, 2008, Eleanor Frances YOUNG of London, in her 78th year. Predeceased by her husbands Wilfred James MORLEY (1987) and Lawrence Lee YOUNG (2002.) She will be sadly missed by daughters Geraldine PATON (Robert), Debbie STOKLEY (Dave), Patti HERCUS (Rick,) Nancy BALDACCHINO (Joe,) Carol LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH (Mark) and son Dennis YOUNG (Theresa.) Dear grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 10. She is survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister and predeceased by 3 brothers. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Home (520 Dundas Street) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Rev. James PATON officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment at St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna at a later date. Donations to Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wish to express their appreciation to Doctor P. PATEL and the exceptional and caring staff and residents at Kensington Retirement Village. Tributes may be made at www.mem.com

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BALDASSARO o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-13 published
GREIN- BALDASSARO, Karen
Surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital on Wednesday June 11, 2008, Karen GREIN- BALDASSARO passed away in her 66th year. Beloved wife of Joe BALDASSARO. Loving mother of Marilyn FORTNER and her husband Garfield and Joe Jr. BALDASSARO and his wife Carmen. Proud grandmother of Jennifer and her husband Jeff, and great-grandmother of Destiny, Zoe, Jaden and Blake. Dear sister of the late Doreen KAYS. Dear sister-in-law of John BALDASSARO, Mary BALDASSARO and Betty (Tony deceased) BALDASSARO. Aunt Karen will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 345 Lyle Street at York Street on Saturday morning, June 14, 2008 at 10 o'clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Friday evening at 8: 15 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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BALDERSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-08 published
BALDERSTON, Peter Benton
In Nagoya, Japan, Peter Benton BALDERSTON formerly of London, Ontario in his 54th year. Beloved son of the late Walter and Marydel BALDERSTON. Survived by brothers Davis (Anne,) John (Patricia) and Stephen (Cathy). Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Memorial service arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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BALDERSTON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-24 published
BALDERSTON, Peter Benton
April 5, 2008 A memorial service will held for Peter on Saturday, May 31st, 2008 at 3: 00 p.m. at the home of John and Patricia BALDERSTON, 9924 Gold Creek Dr, R.R.#4 Komoka, Ontario. Interment to follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Coldstream, Ontario.

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BALDOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-29 published
BROYD, Christina " Marion"
At Chelsey Park Nursing Home on March 24th, 2008, Christina 'Marion' BROYD, in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Ronald Terrance BROYD. Dear mother of Sylvia MITCHELL and her husband Jolyon of London, and Fiona DAWSON and her partner Andy BALDOCK of Burgess Hill, England. Dear grandmother of Paul and Heather MITCHELL and Robbie and Thomas BALDOCK. Predeceased by her brother, Herbert CRAIG and sister, Eileen CRAIG, both of Crumlin, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. A funeral service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with visitation a half hour prior to the service. Private interment at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or to Oakridge Presbyterian Church for the new building fund. Sylvia and family extend their heartfelt thanks to the nursing and support staff of Chelsey Park Nursing Home for their outstanding care for Marion. Online condolences may be sent to condolences @westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BALDOCK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-01 published
BALDOCK, Ron
April 1, 2006 It has been 2 years since your passing. We miss you so much. Love Margaret (Pet), Lisa, Ashley, Hailey and Austin

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BALDWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
STIRLING, Cecil G.
A lifelong resident of R.R.#3 Blenheim, Cecil STIRLING died peacefully at Blenheim Community Village on Saturday May 3, 2008 at the age of 96. Born in Harwich Township, son of the late Herbert and Esther (MAYNARD) STIRLING. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (MILLER) STIRLING (2005.) Loving father of Linda and John SHOULDICE of London, Joan and John LUGTIGHEID of R.R.#2 Kent Bridge, and John and Pat STIRLING of Dorchester. Cherished grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 12. Brother of the late Marie THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Vera GALLOWAY, Eugene, Glen, and Keith STIRLING. Brother-in-law of Joyce STIRLING of Tillsonburg, Maxine BALDWIN of London, and Lillian ELDRIDGE of Sarnia. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Cecil lived and farmed at R.R.#3 Blenheim for his entire life, and was a faithful member of Fourth Line United Church. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, "Ford Chapel", 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Monday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Fourth Line United Church on Tuesday May 6, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Ed NICOL officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. If desired, donations made to Fourth Line United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BALDWIN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
BALDWIN, Mary (SUMMERS)
At Chelsey Park Retirement Community, London, on Monday May 12, 2008. Mrs. Mary (SUMMERS) BALDWIN in her 88th year. Dear mother of Phillip BALDWIN and his wife Nancy of Plano, Texas and Steven BALDWIN and his wife Joan of Vancouver, British Columbia. Dear sister of Harry SUMMERS of Aylmer. Also survived by her grandchildren Danielle and Christopher. Predeceased by her sister Violet SUMMERS and her brothers Jack and George SUMMERS. Friends will be received by the family on Friday, May 16, 2008 after 10: 00 a.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Robert WILSON officiating. Interment in the Aylmer Cemetery, Aylmer, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society, Suite 100, 555 Southdale Road East, London, Ontario N6E 1A2 would be appreciated. On line condolences at www.amgfh.com

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BALDWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-24 published
Man arrested in Hamilton stabbing death
By James BRADSHAW and Caroline ALPHONSO with files from The Canadian Press, Page A9
Hamilton police have charged a 22-year-old man with the stabbing death of Chris MILLER, also 22, at a stag and doe after-party in the city's east end early Saturday.
Police arrested Robert BALDWIN at his home at 9: 30 p.m. Saturday and charged him with second-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault. Mr. BALDWIN is expected to appear in court this morning.
Police say more arrests are expected.
Mr. MILLER reportedly suffered stab wounds to his neck at approximately 4: 20 a.m. Two other men were stabbed and are listed in stable condition after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
The three victims were among 35 to 40 people who left a stag and doe party at a nearby Royal Canadian Legion banquet hall and went to 239 Weir St. North, where the attacks allegedly occurred.
Neighbour Kevin PELLETIER, 45, said he heard people return to the house around 2 a.m. Saturday. He saw people getting out of three cars. And then around 4: 30, he heard a woman screaming, "Someone's cut in the neck, call an ambulance."
Mr. PELLETIER, who has lived on the street for 17 years, said a couple in their 30s live in the home with their three children. There have been a few incidents on other streets around him, but not on his, he said.
"I think the neighbours are pretty shocked that it happened," he said.
Another neighbour, Ted MARTIN, said he came out at 5: 30 Saturday morning to find police cruisers on the street. "It's just one of those parties that got out of hand, I guess," he said.
A man who answered the phone at 239 Weir St. declined comment.
Mr. MILLER aspired to be a high school teacher but had to interrupt his studies in English literature at Brock University because he could no longer pay the tuition, according to friend Justin BRIDGEMAN. Instead, he had moved back in with his father in Hamilton and taken a factory job to earn money. Mr. MILLER's mother died while he was a child, and Friends say his father and younger sister are in shock.
"Chris was a quiet and really intelligent guy who loved camping in Algonquin Park with us," Mr. BRIDGEMAN said.

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BALDWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-01 published
MacNEILL, William " Bill" Cavendish
Passed away peacefully at Sunrise of Aurora Retirement Residence on March 30, 2008. Bill leaves behind his loving wife, Norma Lorraine MacNEILL (née SEARLE,) his loving daughters, Mary Louise BEYEA and Joanne Elizabeth ELDER, his four grandchildren, Mara Anne BEYEA, Colin MacNeill BEYEA, Christopher William ELDER and Jessica Jeanne ELDER. His loving nieces and nephew, Cathy, Celia and David, and his cousin Ramsey MacDOUGAL and his close family friend Phyllis BALDWIN. Bill was born on November 3, 1921 and was in his 87th year. Bill grew up in Owen Sound, and at 19 years of age enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served as a Flight Lieutenant during World War 2, Flying with the Coastal Command in Iceland, England and in the Azores. Following the war, Bill attended University of Toronto where he earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Following his post secondary schooling, Bill joined McRae Engineering Equipment Ltd. He retired as President and Chairman of McRae Engineering Equipment Ltd. In 1988. Bill was an avid golfer and member of the Donalda Club. He will be greatly missed by his family and Friends. We would like to acknowledge the wonderful loving care that Bill received at Sunrise of Aurora. We thank you so much. Friends may visit at The Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.), on Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 2: 30 p.m. in the chapel. In Bill's memory donations may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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BALDWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-15 published
MURPHY, Honourable C. Terrence "Terry" Murphy, Q.C.
Retired Superior Court Justice -- Sudbury/Manitoulin
Peacefully, at home with his family, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 56 years. Dearest and proudest Dad of Sean (Evelyn), Karen BARSANTI (Richard), Mary Lynn (Ken BALDWIN), Michaela and Timothy. Cherished Grandpa of Marc BARSANTI (Angela MARROCCO), Jennifer INGLIS (Matthew), Ryan, Katie, and Robbie BARSANTI, Amelia MURPHY- BEAUDOIN, Eilish, Monica, Eamonn and Michael MURPHY. Great-Grandpa of Mackenzie INGLIS and Nicole BARSANTI. Brother of Patricia DINSDALE (late Bob,) the late Bill MURPHY (Janet), Monica PEZZUTTO (Art) and Sally ZEPPA (late Henry). Brother-in-law of Helen GEORGE (late Phil,) Kay and Bob JENKINS and the late Rita ROCHON (Côme.) Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Terry was the oldest son of Charlie and Monica MURPHY of John Street. When he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at the age of 22, Terry became the youngest person in Ontario to be called to the Bar. He served a term as Alderman for the City of Sault Ste. Marie in 1965 and was elected to serve as the Liberal Federal Member of Parliament for the riding of Sault Ste. Marie from 1968 until 1972. During this time, he served on the Justice Committee and also chaired the North Atlantic Assembly, a post that required him to visit all the North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. In 1980 he was appointed as a Judge for the District of Sudbury/Manitoulin, where he sat until his retirement in 2000. In 2005, Terry was honoured to be formally acknowledged by The Advocates' Society, in the book Learned Friends, as one of fifty of the finest advocates practising in Ontario from 1950 to 2000, who exemplified the very highest standards of advocacy and shaped the legal profession in the province. Terry lived life well, with no regrets. He loved his family, music, good wine, good food, stimulating conversation, Dorothy's flower gardens, and the rugged beauty of Northern Ontario. Friends may call at the Northwood Funeral Home (942 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5K7 705-945-7758) on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday July 16, 2008 at Precious Blood Cathedral at 11: 00 a.m. with Monsignor Bernard BURNS officiating. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital Cancer Unit or the Sault Ste. Marie Canadian National Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family. The family thanks Doctor S. BUEHNER and the Palliative Care Team, Community Care Access Centre, Bayshore Nurses, We Care Home Health Services, Dr. D. WALDE, Doctor WANT (Sudbury), Doctor N. SMITH, Doctor D. BIGNELL and Doctor REICH for their excellent care. Thanks also to Jerry ROWE for his special contribution. www.northwoodfuneral.com

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BALDWIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-10 published
BALDWIN, Frank Charles " Sonny"
Peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the age of 74 years. Sonny BALDWIN of Bolsover, formerly of Georgina, beloved husband of Dawn (née COLLETT.) Dear father of Frank (Shelley), Chuck, John, Jeff (deceased), Frankie (Jocelyne), and Kevin (Candice) and stepfather of Danny, Janice (deceased), Dianna, Joye, Darcie, Joanne, Darlene, Joel and Dion. Loving Bompa and Great Bompa. Dear brother of Josephine (deceased), Ilene, Joyce and Leonard. Lovingly remembered by his extended family and Friends. Resting at the Forrest and Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service in the Chapel Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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BALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-22 published
BEHARRELL, Freda
The family of the late Mrs. Freda BEHARRELL wish to express their sincere appreciation for the acts of kindness and sympathy shown to them. Special thanks to Mrs. Roxanne BALE for her kind ministrations to Tom BEHARRELL for his loving tribute; to our Friends at Frome United Church for providing the reception held following the funeral service, and to the many who called at the funeral home, sent flowers, memorial donations, and other expressions of sympathy. Gratitude is also expressed for the care and comfort provided to Freda by Doctor Sharon BAKER, and the nurses and staff of 5th floor and Palliative Care at the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital.

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BALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
HODGINS, Kristin " Kris" Leigh
After a valiant battle with cancer, Kristin (Kris) Leigh HODGINS, age 37, passed away at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Much loved and cherished daughter of Greg and Kathy HODGINS of Grand Bend. Loving sister of Susan PATTON of Grand Bend and Jill and Mike BALE of Woodstock. Special aunt to Colin and Devon PATTON and Paxton BALE. Dear granddaughter of Ida HODGINS of London. Beloved niece of Joan and Dick BORE of Sarnia and Brad HODGINS of London. Kris will be sadly missed by her many Friends and relatives, especially by her longtime best friend Lisa and Bob NYEBOER. To know Kris was to love her. She was an extraordinary young woman who lived her short life to the fullest with grace, humor and love. Cremation with interment Grand Bend Cemetery. A celebration of Kris's life will take place at Oakwood Inn Resort, (Terrace Room) Grand Bend on Saturday, May 10th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Susan MOORE officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to South Huron Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital Lodge or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. A memorial photo tribute may be viewed and condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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BALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
WILKER, Dorothy Elaine (née BALE)
78 of Tavistock passed away in Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. She was born in East Zorra Township, Oxford County on June 23, 1929 a daughter of the late Allan and Mabel (BIRCH) BALE. Dorothy was a piano teacher in Tavistock for more than sixty years; was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock where she was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Women. She also played the pump organ for services at the Historical Trinity Anglican Church in East Zorra. She had good memories of the enjoyment she had during the years she was farming with her husband Lloyd. She married Lloyd Henry WILKER at Trinity Anglican Church, East Zorra on August 25, 1951. He died on May 11, 1985. Dorothy is the loved mother of Rosanne and husband Bert JALASJAA of Waterlooo, Richard and wife Kathy WILKER of Tavistock, Allan and wife Barb WILKER of Mitchell, Linda and husband Perry Keller of Tavistok; grandmother of Kenneth and Paul Brown, Jason and wife Sherry WILKER, Todd and wife Amie WILKER, Heather WILKER and fiance Darryl GEAR, Luke and wife Jen WILKER, Sara WILKER and friend Dave DEYOUNG, Karlie WILKER and friend George BISAK, Chad and Kaitlin KELLER; great-grandmother of four great-grandchildren; special friend and sister-in-law of Helen McGREGOR of Tavistock and Dorothy SCHAEFER of Kitchener. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret BALE in infancy and by brothers-in-law, Howard McGREGOR and Ernie SCHAEFER. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 8-9 p.m. (note time). The funeral service will be held in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Richard P. BROWN will officiate. Interment in Trinity Evangelical Cemetery, Sebastopol-Tavistock. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship and Music or Tavistock Community Health Inc. would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431.

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BALE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-18 published
ATTRIDGE, Elsie (STANTON)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, Elsie (STANTON) ATTRIDGE of Lambeth, passed away at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, June 16, 2008 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest ATTRIDGE (2005) and dearly loved mother of Elizabeth, Paul and Neil all of London. Dear sister of Marion BROWN of Littlewood; Ralph STANTON of Manitoba and Frank STANTON of Littlewood. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd. S., Lambeth (519-652-2020) on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 1-2: 30 p.m. where the complete funeral service will follow at 2: 30 p.m. with Roxanne BALE officiating. Cremation. Remembrances to the Parkwood Hospital-Complex Continuing Care Unit gratefully acknowledged.

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BALE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
WARD- LECKIE, Bonnie (née BALE)
Bonnie was a longtime resident of Hamilton, Burlington and Brampton. Retired after many years of service at the City of Brampton Works and Payroll Department. Loving Mother of Scott LECKIE (Sandy) and Dianne LECKIE (Bill.) Stepmother to David WARD (Rachel,) Geoff WARD (Lynne) and Crystal WARD. Cherished Grandmother of Rob, Laura, Sam, Campbell, Chelsea and Damon. Close friend (Mom Bonnie) to Cathy WARD and Gerry BARTON. Beloved wife of the late Bill LECKIE and the late David WARD. Bonnie will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews, family and Friends. Friends and family may be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel," 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bonnie's life will take place at the Ward Funeral Home on Monday (please call the funeral home for service time, 905-451-2124). Donations to the Heart and Lung Association and the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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